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NC State University’s campus thrives in the heart of Raleigh, NC.  National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment.  The capitol of North Carolina, Raleigh is situated in the Piedmont section of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean two hours to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains three hours to the west. With Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise.

Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing urban centers in America. A top spot for young professionals and families, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a city on the rise:

  • No. 1 among top 10 best cities for jobs (CNN Money, 2015)
  • No. 2 among the best places for business and careers (Forbes, 2015)
  • No. 1 among U.S. cities attracting the most families (Forbes, 2014)
  • No. 2 among America’s 15 best cities for young professionals (Forbes, 2014)
  • No. 3 among the best midsize U.S. metro areas for college students (American Institute for Economic Research, 2014)
  • No. 3 among top 10 fastest growing US metros (Brookings Institute, 2015)
  • Recently selected as a Google Fiber expansion city