North Carolina State University is a comprehensive institution known for its leadership in education and research. It is globally recognized for its engineering, mathematics, science, and technology leadership. It is one of the greatest land-grant institutions in the nation. NCSU is also at the forefront of teaching and research in humanities, design, and the social sciences. It is home to one of the best colleges of veterinary medicine. It is committed to playing a vital and active role in improving the quality of life for North Carolina citizens and the whole world.