Biggest Class, Brightest Students

A record number of high school students applied to NC State for fall 2017. From those we selected the most academically qualified first-year class in university history and the largest freshman class in North Carolina.

NC State students gather in front of an historic building in Prague.

Our new additions join the ranks of other high achievers, including Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall Scholars and recipients of Fulbright grants and National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. These talented students are realizing their dreams of empowering rural students in North Carolina; driving breakthroughs in science and engineering; and studying human space exploration.

Whether they stay on campus to build a solar-powered vehicle or collaborate with international researchers at our European Center in Prague, our students graduate with the skills to achieve their goals and an NC State education that’s in higher demand than ever.

100+National Scholars
and Fellows

over the past five years

#1Best College
for Your Money

in North Carolina

#1Return on Investment

among North Carolina public universities

#6Best Value

among public universities