North Carolina State University

public research university in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

North Carolina State University is a public university in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has about 31,000 students.[1] Many students who go to college here want to learn about math, science, technology, and agriculture, but they can also study other things, too.

North Carolina State University


The university was started in 1887. It was called the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.


Sports teams from North Carolina State University are called the Wolfpack. This is because, in 1921, somebody was angry at the university's football team. He thought that they acted like wolves.[2] They play mostly against other colleges in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.[3]

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  1. "North Carolina State University :: The People's University at home and afar". Archived from the original on August 17, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. "NC State University Wolfpack - Official Athletic Site". Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  3. "NC State". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved December 3, 2011.

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