North Carolina State University

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North Carolina State University

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.

History[change | change source]

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

Sports[change | change source]

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]

Famous people who went to North Carolina State[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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". Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  3. "NC State". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved December 3, 2011.

Other websites[change | change source]