Campus Housing

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21,821
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, my apartment is located about 10 minutes from campus, and I have never seen the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I would definitely recommend living in a hall-style dorm on campus. It's almost impossible not to meet people and make friends in dorms like Tucker, Owen, Alexander, and Turlington. Suite-style dorms are great for sophomores who already have a main group of friends. Students are given the option of picking their roommates and suitemates. NCSU also offers on-campus apartments for upperclassmen and graduate students.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus not only allows you to be close to classes, but to all the other great things the campus offers such as Carmichael Gym, Talley Student Center, and DH Hill Library. Tucker and Owen are old and hall style, but very clean and the bathrooms are nice. Bragaw is older and the bathrooms are a bit run down. The community is great and so is the social life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 769th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1080th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1234th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1321st
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matthew J. Cote
Hometown
Teaneck, NJ
Major
English: Language, Writing, and Rhetoric
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NC State's dorms are about average; though this depends on students' standards. Owen and Tucker residence halls are located on Central Campus and are reserved for new incoming students. Bagwell and Berry, located on East Campus, are reserved for the Honors Village program. Sullivan, located on West Campus, is for the Scholars Village program. The housing Web site (www.ncsu.edu/housing) is helpful and easy to navigate. Some will prefer suite-style rooms to hallway-style rooms where everyone on the hall shares a large bathroom. There are many dorms without air conditioning, as well, and this is something to seriously consider when picking your top choices. Some dorms are more convenient to have if located on Central Campus, but what is an extra five minutes of walking if you prefer to have a cool room to walk into in order to escape the Triangle Area heat? Each dorm is in good shape, for the most part; it is just important to look up the location in relation to your classes, the air conditioning and smoking status, and the alcohol policy to best fit your preferences. Also, some dorms have computer labs in the lobby, like Sullivan. Having a computer lab in your hall or a nearby dorm may be convenient if you don't have a computer to bring. Wood Hall may be one dorm to avoid, however, since it is one of the farthest dorms from most buildings, and it has something of a roach problem.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
9,200
Average Housing Costs
$6,034
Undergrads Living On Campus
34%
Number of Dormitories
20
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Dorms
Any on Central Campus
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection
  • MicroFridge
Did You Know?
If you become a resident advisor (RA) for a dorm, the University will pay for your housing and a meal plan.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alexander (Central Campus)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 163
Bathrooms: Sink in room, large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility; residents must be members of the Alexander Global Village (an international experience program)
Avent Ferry (East Campus)
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 647
Bathrooms: Large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, game room, laundry facility, smoking floors
Bagwell (East Campus)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 159
Bathrooms: Sink in room, large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, game room, laundry facility; home to Honors Living & Learning Village
Becton (East Campus)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 205
Bathrooms: Sink in room, large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility; home to Honors Living & Learning Village
Berry (East Campus)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 64
Bathrooms: Large community bathroom per hall
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility
Bowen (Central Campus)
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 312
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility; home to IMPACT Leadership Living & Learning Village
Bragaw (West Campus)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 768
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility
Carroll (Central Campus)
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 350
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles suites
Special Features: TV/study lounge, community kitchen, laundry facility
Gold (East Campus)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 58
Bathrooms: Large community bathroom per hall
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility
Lee (West Campus)
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 754
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility; home to the WISE Living & Learning Village
Metcalf (Central Campus)
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 416
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility
North (East Campus)
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 244
Bathrooms: Per room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility
Owen (Central Campus)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 376
Bathrooms: Large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, TV/study lounge, laundry facility; home to First Year College Living & Learning Village
Sullivan (West Campus)
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 712
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility; home to the Scholars Living & Learning Village
Syme (East Campus)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 222
Bathrooms: Sink in room, large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility; home to SAY Living & Learning Village
Tucker (Central Campus)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 315
Bathrooms: Large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility; home to First Year College Living & Learning Village
Turlington (Central Campus)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 163
Bathrooms: Sink in room, large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility; home to the Arts Living & Learning Village
Watauga (East Campus)
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 103
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles suites
Special Features: Smoking floors, community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility
Welch (East Campus)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 58
Bathrooms: Large community bathroom per hall
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility
Wood (East Campus)
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 470
Bathrooms: Large community bathroom per hall
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Large singles suites
Special Features: Community kitchen, lounge, laundry facility

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

E.S. King Village
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Married students
Room Types: Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: laundry facilities, outdoor sports courts, playground, rec room
3824 Jackson St.
Western Manor
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: laundry facilities, outdoor grilling area
Wolf Village Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 1,200
Bathrooms: Two per apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Community kitchen, game room, study lounge, computer lab, volleyball courts, convenience store

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