If you are planning a college visit to NC State University then you have come to the right page. NC State University, founded in 1887, is the largest public university in North Carolina with over 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students. NC State is known for its excellence in engineering, fashion/design, and veterinary medicine. It is the premier engineering school in the state and the only veterinary program in the state. NC State also attracts students interested in architecture, design, agriculture, and scientific research. Fun Fact about NC State: Their students and alumni are called the Wolfpack.