Tradition and Transformation
NC State is celebrating 125 years of tradition and transformation.
Seventy-two students made up the first class of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889. Some were just boys and some were men, but they all were a part of the land-grant college experiment that unfolded at NC State 125 years ago.
NC State's 2012 freshman class is one of the most accomplished in university history. They boast the highest average SAT score of any group of new freshmen, and a strong record of service and engagement outside the classroom.
NC State celebrated 125 years of tradition and transformation with a big party April 2 at Reynolds Coliseum.
On March 15, Student Government provided entertainment and snacks as part of a day of fun leading up to NC State's official 125th birthday party on April 2.
A hundred and fifty years after the passage of the Morrill Act, NC State remains committed to the land-grant mission: providing world-class agricultural and mechanical education, and supporting the U.S. military.