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NC State Student Life

NC State is on a 2,137-acre campus in an urban setting in Raleigh, North Carolina, not far from Raleigh-Durham. NC State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

NC State also has fraternities and sororities.

NC State has a thriving Inter-Residence Council. In fact, more students participate in Inter-Residence Council than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at NC State include Student Alumni Association, Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Section.

The NC State community comes together each year for Welcome Week, Homecoming and Student Organization Fair.

NC State Housing

NC State offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most NC State students live off campus. In 2021, 41% of undergrads at NC State lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 9,264 spots available in on-campus housing for all 26,150 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 7,613 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 60% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

NC State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

NC State Athletics

At NC State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at NC State:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Riflery NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Gymnastics Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rowing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Safety at NC State

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

North Carolina State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The NC State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

NC State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to NC State

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit NC State, take Interstate 40 to Raleigh, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Raleigh-Durham International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore NC State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About NC State

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NC State Students

49%

Women

51%

Men

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

91%

In State

9%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

68%

8%

7%

6%

4%

3%

3%

0.41%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

26,150

Graduate Students

9,892

Non-Resident / International Students

799

NC State Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

36,042

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

46%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,131

Out-of-State

$29,916

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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