With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, the largest four-year institution in the state of North Carolina, NC State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership.
NC State’s research expenditures are approaching more than $350 million annually, with almost 70 percent of faculty engaged in sponsored research and 2,500 graduate students supported by research grants. NC State is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures.
NC State now offers 106 bachelor’s degrees, 104 master’s degrees, 61 doctoral degrees, and consists of 10 schools and colleges: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Design, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Poole College of Management, College of Natural Resources, College of Sciences, College of Textiles, College of Veterinary Medicine as well as the First Year College and Graduate School.
Students learn by doing, and the new Talley Student Union is the hub where students experience collaboration, community-building, and personal and professional development.
The new design, which was completed in 2015, expands the union to four floors. At 283,000 square feet, Talley is one of NC State’s largest, busiest and most sustainably-designed buildings. Planning for the $120 million project started in 2010, and the university broke ground in 2011.
The James B. Hunt Jr. Library is located on the University's Centennial Campus. The $115 million facility opened in January 2013 and is best known for its architecture and technological integration, including a large robotic book storage and retrieval system. Designed to be a major competitive advantage for the university, the Hunt Library is a signature building that both enables and reflects NC State’s vision as a preeminent technological research university recognized for its innovative education and research
The Robot-driven bookBot automated book delivery system holds up to 2 million volumes in 1/9 the space of conventional shelving, enabling Hunt Library to provide more space for learning and collaboration. The bookBot is 50 feet wide by 160 feet long by 50 feet tall and is excavated 20 feet below the first floor.