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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The library - Oh. My. God. You have to see it! It's definitely one of the best in the country.

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3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Almost all buildings need updating

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The buildings are really nice none of them feel too old.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Talley Student Center and Hunt Library are entirely new and modernized buildings on campus. They offer food options, study space, and recreational space for students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Facilities are up to date and they are always improving.


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There is a variety of facilities for students to use, whether for academics or athletics. Students who are into athletics can go to Carmichael Gym and pick from a number of activities. Students can do their own workout within the weight rooms or use the cardio equipment like the elliptical machine, treadmill, and rowing machines. There are also basketball, racquetball, and volleyball courts, as well as aerobic rooms. Outside the aerobic rooms are schedules for free student workout classes. There are some for early risers that run around 7 a.m., and some for those who prefer late-night workouts. There is also an outdoor basketball court and an outdoor track right across the street from Carmichael Gym.

For those interested in academic facilities, there is the Tutorial Center and the Career Center, as well as computer labs and internship offices. There are many computer facilities available to students, some open 24 hours, and all are well-maintained. Students can get a jump start on finding a job through internship coordinators and the Career Center. There are tests available at these offices that can help direct a student into a career by determining their strengths and weaknesses in correlation with their interests.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
2,240 acres
Student Centers
Talley Student Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
  • College of Natural Resources Library
  • College of Textiles Library
  • College of Veterinary Science Library
  • DH Hill Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Brickyard
  • Global Village Coffee Shop
  • Mitch’s Tavern (a bar on Hillsborough Street)
  • The Player's Retreat (a bar on Hillsborough Street)
  • Talley Student Center
Bar on Campus
None, but there are several on Hillsborough Street.
Bowling on Campus
In the Huskies Den in the Holmes Student Center
Coffeehouse on Campus
Hill of Beans in the DH Hill Library
Movie Theater on Campus
There is a movie theater in Witherspoon, on the corner of Cates and Dan Allen.
School Slang
  • The Atrium: The primary place to eat on the Brickyard
  • The Brickyard: The spot on main campus where many promotions and rallies take place
  • DH Hill: The main campus library
  • PR's: The Players' Retreat
  • Talley: The student center
  • Witherspoon Cinema: Theater where cheap movies are played
  • Hillsborough Hike: Graduating seniors start drinking at Player's Retreat and try to hike their way up Hillsborough Street, going from bar to bar.
  • Homecoming: Each year there is a homecoming football game with a parade down Hillsborough Street. This is a time where students, alumni, and family get together for the tailgating, music, and the game.
  • Krispy Kreme Challenge: Conceived in 2004 by sophomore Chris McCoy, the Krispy Kreme Challenge involves a two-mile run from the Memorial Bell Tower to the Raleigh Krispy Kreme Bakery down the hill. Once there, the participants must each consume a dozen hot glazed doughnuts and race back up to the Bell Tower to finish. All proceeds go to support the North Carolina Children's Hospital, too-as if anyone needed more incentive to fill up on Krispy Kremes!
Urban Legends
Harrelson Hall was supposedly originally designed as an architecture student's senior project. The student received a failing grade on the project and was told that the design was inviable. Many years later, the University was taking bids on a new building, and the student-now a successful architect-proposed his original design, which became Harrelson Hall.
Favorite Things To Do
Exercise on the fields or in the gym, skateboard, rock climb, walk the scenic campus, sun bathe, throw a football or baseball, venture out and meet new people. There are always people hanging out and playing video games in the library. Some students enjoy the gym for working out or pick-up games while many go to chill at the Talley Student Center and grab a bite to eat. Another popular spot is the Brickyard, where students can also eat or hang with friends.
Student Organizations Web Site
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
This partial list is a selection of the roughly 300 student organizations at NC State.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 81 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 28 responses

  • 23% Talley Student Center
  • 18% Dorm
  • 16% Second floor of library
  • 14% Outside
  • 12% Hunt Library
  • 11% The Brickyard
  • 5% Global Village Coffee Shop
  • 1% AACC Library

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 28 responses

  • 22% Krispy Kreme Challenge
  • 20% Snowball fights in the Court of the Carolinas
  • 19% Homecoming
  • 19% Packapalooza
  • 14% Hillsborough Hike
  • 3% Back 2 School Jam
  • 3% Best Dance Crew

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 21% Attend sporting events
  • 19% Library
  • 18% Grab ice cream with friends
  • 18% Hang out in the dorms with friends
  • 15% Talley and the Atrium!
  • 8% Lay out and play frisbee when it's sunny outside
  • 1% Leave

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 11 responses

  • 28% Campus enterprises
  • 28% Athletics
  • 22% Referee
  • 22% Housing Staff

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 29 responses

  • 59% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 41% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 0% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 98 responses

  • 23% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.
  • 39% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 27% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 11% The student center is in need of a major renovation.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 85 responses

  • 45% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 48% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 69% UNC students think they can get in
  • 19% If you get hit by a bus, you get free tuition.
  • 12% This school is good

What are the worst on-campus student jobs?    Based on 12 responses

  • 71% Dining Halls
  • 21% C-store
  • 7% University Dining



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