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.
NC State students' favorite campus traditions are Welcome Week, Homecoming and Student Organization Fair.
NC State offers housing. 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.
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to NC State, take Interstate 40 to Raleigh, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Raleigh-Durham International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore NC State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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