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NC A&T State University and the Surrounding Area

North Carolina A&T State University is a cosmopolitan land grant institution with a threefold mission of teaching, research and extension. Building on a rich historical tradition, North Carolina A&T has moved rapidly to blend its academic and research programs with the needs of industries riding the crest of the technological revolution. With an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students, North Carolina A&T is the largest historically black university in the University of North Carolina system, and the second largest historically black university among the 77 institutions in the nation's land-grant system.

The 10-foot statue of the men, who have become known as the "Greensboro Four," outside the university's Dudley Memorial Building.   The Greensboro Four were four A&T students who staged a sit-in to protest racial segregation at the lunch counter of F.W. Woolworth's in downtown Greensboro on February 1, 1960.Graduates of North Carolina A&T have played significant roles in North Carolina and the nation since the university's founding in 1891. The late astronaut Dr. Ron McNair, North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Henry Frye, Brigadier General Clara Adams-Ender, civil rights leader and presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, and many others have taken their places at the forefront of business, government, and the professions.

A state-assisted university, A&T costs are quite reasonable, and the University is committed to helping all qualified students afford their education.

North Carolina A&T State University is also committed to equality of education opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. Moreover, A&T State University is open to people of all races and actively seeks to promote racial integration by recruiting and enrolling a larger number of white students.

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Greensboro and The Surrounding Region

North Carolina A&T State University is located near downtown Greensboro, the largest city in the fast-growing Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Within 20 miles of each other and forming the Triad are High Point, Winston-Salem and Greensboro. The Triad is now the 45th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the U.S. Within a day's drive of Atlanta and Washington, DC, Greensboro is at the center of the corridor, stretching through the South Atlantic states, where a legacy of higher education has led to a prominent role in high-tech industries. Greensboro is within an hour drive of the highly acclaimed Research Triangle Park.

In addition to the cultural and recreational opportunities in the Triad, students at North Carolina A&T have convenient access to the Southern highlands and coastal resort areas.

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