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Take the first step in your journey to a future in design.

Let’s Get Started

Our community is unique — and so is our admissions process.

If you’re curious about portfolio submissions, relevant dates, personal essays or interviews, we’re here to guide you through the process.

Our application requirements and deadlines differ from the rest of the university, so take a close look.

Prospective Undergraduates

As a top design college in the Southeast — and one of the premier public design schools in the nation — we’re always looking for ambitious students with creative potential.

Prospective Graduates

Our graduate students sharpen their skills and dig deep into research to craft solutions for the world’s most complicated challenges. Hailing from states across the US and 24 countries, they bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the fore to solve problems together.

We also offer graduate certificates for architecture and landscape architecture professionals looking to further their practice.

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Our small group tours include an in-depth look at our programs and resources. Visit us in Raleigh and watch our campus come to life.

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Exterior campus in spring