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Global Student Resources & Admissions

NC State University boasts the largest international student population in the state of North Carolina, home to over 6,000 international students from 129 different countries. International students are a key part of the vibrant Wolfpack community and integral to the university’s mission of developing global leaders for social, economic and technological change. Multiple support offices and positions exist solely to assist international students through their entire academic career, from admissions and visa processing, to academic and sponsored student support, to on-going immigration and travel advice and post-graduate employment authorization. NC State welcomes international applicants and families to learn more about NC State, our academic programs, and the Wolfpack community.

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Our campus is located in the heart of the state’s capital city, Raleigh, a community continuously ranked on national “best” lists for jobs, food, growth and affordability. Raleigh’s growth and vibrant cultural community make it one of the country’s most exciting places to live right now! Located near Research Triangle Park (RTP), the largest research park in the United States, and with more than 75 corporate partners on-campus, the opportunities for internships and post-graduate employment are limitless. Many of our students find employment with multinational companies like SAS, Apple, Amazon, Google, Credit Suisse, Facebook, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Syngenta, IBM and LexisNexis. With attractive career opportunities and a flourishing, engaged community, there is no better place to start your future than NC State!

  • #1 Best Big City in the Southeast (Time, ’16)
  • #1 Best College for your Money in North Carolina (Money, ’20)
  • #2 Best Place to Live in the U.S. (U.S. News, ’21)
  • #2 Best City to Live In (Money, ’18)
  • #2 Hot-spot for Tech Jobs (Forbes, ’16)
  • #5 Best Place for Young Professionals (U.S. News, ’21)
  • #6 Best Value among Public Universities (U.S. News)
  • Top 10 Coolest Places to Eat (Forbes, ’18)

Learn More About NC State

Immigration and Employment

Financial Aid Resources

Connect with Current International Students & Alumni