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The next generation of textile leadership begins here with you.

You can change the world

Whether you’re considering the Wilson College of Textiles as an undergraduate, graduate, transfer or online student, we have the innovative programs and opportunities you want and the comprehensive support you need to reach your goals. Discover textiles today and learn how you can lead an evolving and innovative industry.

  • 1,114+ students total | 882 undergraduate students, 232 graduate students
  • 97% freshman retention, 25% students study abroad
  • 57 faculty members from five continents, 10 chaired professorships, 70+ staff members
  • Largest college-based scholarship program at NC State: Centennial Scholarship with 10 new scholars yearly with highest valued at $95,500 over four years

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For 2021 spring and fall applicants, submitting the SAT or ACT will be optional due to the limited testing opportunities caused by COVID-19. In the application process, if you feel your test scores are reflective of your academic ability, you can choose to submit them. If you do not have scores available or choose not to submit them, your application will not be negatively affected. Learn more about how test scores will be considered in admission decisions for 2021 applicants here.

For first-year students applying after 2021, you will be required to submit either the SAT or the ACT for consideration in the application review process. We look at your highest sub-score from each section across your test dates to create a super-score so we encourage you to take the test more than once and submit all your scores. Start practicing today for the SAT with Khan Academy or prep for the ACT online.

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Undergraduate Programs

Envision your future: creative, collaborative, unique.

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Graduate Programs

There is simply no better place to earn your graduate degree than the Wilson College of Textiles.

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Online Programs

Textile classes on your schedule.

A Community Tailored to You

Time and again, our students and alumni speak to the environment at the Wilson College of Textiles as its greatest strength. We are a tight-knit community of learners who are excited to address textiles-related grand challenges from how we protect first responders and advance technologies for sustainable fashion to how we filter the air we breathe and the water we drink. While you may attend the largest university in North Carolina — and be able to take advantage of all of the resources that NC State offers — you will be a part of the Textiles family and have all of the benefits that come with being a student in a smaller college: the opportunity to know your professors and have them know you and help you work toward your goals; personalized advising; and comprehensive career development that will prepare you for success.

Located on award-winning Centennial Campus, you will be a short walk from the internationally renowned James B. Hunt Jr. Library, a place where students, faculty, and partners gather to research, learn, experiment, collaborate and strengthen NC State’s long tradition of leading transformative change.

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