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Stats and Strengths

We study human thought and action in a high-tech context. Our faculty work at the forefront of intellectual innovation. Our degree programs help students develop critical-thinking skills to solve global problems.

4,500+ students

600+ faculty and staff

43,000+ alumni

Inside Our College

We offer 60+ undergraduate majors, 40+ undergraduate minors, 12 master’s degrees, five Ph.D. programs, three dual-degree honors programs and four graduate certificate programs.

10 Academic Units

Three Centers

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Research That Matters

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Applied Learning

  • A campus leader in students who study abroad, and in faculty who lead study abroad programs
  • Student researchers have earned Fulbright, Boren, Goldwater, Gilman and other prestigious fellowships
  • 50+ student organizations 
  • Internship opportunities with major corporations, governmental agencies, nonprofits and local businesses
  • Student entrepreneurs who launch ventures for social change
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Extensive Partnerships

  • Our faculty set the pace for interdisciplinary collaboration, working with researchers across campus and with organizations around the world to address challenges related to biotechnology, big data, food insecurity and equity, sustainability and security, among other issues.
  • Our academic offerings encourage students to expand their learning: check out our innovative Science, Technology and Society undergraduate degree and our unique Master of Arts in Liberal Studies graduate program.
  • We extend our scholarship to the community, including through our Humanities Extension Program.
  • Students engage with community partners, business leaders and entrepreneurs through internships, our Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship program and initiatives our own faculty and students create, such as Voluntarios Ahora en Raleigh (VOLAR)
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Supporting the Future

  • 131 endowments valued at $33.3 million in FY ‘21
  • Private fundraising in FY ‘21: $5.26 million
  • Think and Do the Extraordinary fundraising campaign progress: $37.5 million toward our college’s $35 million goal