Student Life

College life is enriched by interactions with fellow students who share more than just your intellectual pursuits. At NC State, you’ll spark life-long friendships, nurture bonds with a diverse group of peers, and discover new passions through exploration outside the classroom.

Clubs and Activities

NC State offers more than 600 student organizations, and a thriving Greek life for undergraduates to share their interests and talents.


More than 7,500 students live in NC State’s 20 residence halls. Student housing options range from traditional dormitory living to campus-based communities and off-campus apartments.


From dining halls to coffee shops, a variety of dining selections are available for students hoping to please their palates. Whether you’re hungry for a hearty breakfast, a healthy lunch on-the-go, or a late-night espresso, you’ll find a tasty option.

Service and Community

NC State students experience personal growth and develop leadership skills through community engagement—on local, statewide and global platforms. Service Learning offers the chance to get involved in community service related to your coursework.

Sports and Recreation

If cheering on the NC State Wolfpack’s 23 NCAA Division I varsity sports inspires you to don your own athletic gear, sign up for one of the 52 club sports, including equestrian, golf, lacrosse, rowing and rugby.

Arts and Culture

NC State offers its students and the community an array of visual and performing arts programs, including University Theatre, Center Stage Performing Arts, Crafts Center, Dance Program, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, and the Music Department.


The NC State community is strengthened by a variety of cultures, races, ethnicities and religions. Students and faculty understand that diverse backgrounds and ideas spark innovation, fuel creativity and increase understanding.