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Our Mission

As a research-extensive land-grant university, North Carolina State University is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge, and engagement with public and private partners. By uniting our strength in science and technology with a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of disciplines, NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem-solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. Learn more about the university’s mission and strategic plan.

Our Motto

At NC State, our students, faculty, and staff focus on our motto, Think and Do. Learn more about how this motto is incorporated into life at NC State. Think and Do.

Our students and staff love spending time thinking and doing at our award-winning library.

Hunt Library

Our Stats and Strengths