Visiting NC State University

Halfway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and east-coast beaches, you'll find North Carolina State University. Located in the state's capital city of Raleigh and ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work, NC State's campus is urban but surrounded by trees, green space and friendly people.

Whether you're coming here as a future student or prospective employee, the Joyner Visitor Center is the perfect place to start your tour and find information about the campus, its colleges and to learn why NC State is consistently ranked among the nation's top-40 public universities and a Kiplinger best value for students.

Get the inside story when you visit

Deciding where to go to college can be an exciting-and daunting-task. The best way to experience NC State and see how you fit in is by checking out the campus in person.

NC State welcomes prospective students and their families for visits. The Joyner Visitor Center conducts information sessions throughout the year (excluding university holidays) where you can hear everything you need to know about the application process, admissions requirements and academics. Following the information session, join University Ambassadors, who are NC State students themselves, for walking tours where you can get the real deal on what it's like to be a student at NC State. To reserve your place in the information session and tour, please visit the Undergraduate Admissions website, register for a WolfPaw account, and select available dates for both information sessions and campus tours.

Special group tours and information sessions may be available to qualifying college-age groups. Learn more about special group visitation and how to request an information session and tour on the group visit web page. All other visitors are welcome to stop by the Joyner Visitor Center for self-guided tour information. 

Some NC State colleges even offer special "Make-a-Date with State" sessions so you can see what it's really like to attend NC State as you shadow current students and attend class.