Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Just like everything in Raleigh and at NCSU, the off campus housing is old and the updated and newer apartments are farther away from campus. Most students choose to live on campus all throughout their 4 years at NCSU, others choose off campus because it becomes cheaper than living on campus. However, I do not think that the off campus housing options in the Raleigh area are the best, which is why I have decided to live in an on campus apartment.

5 College Senior

Athletics: The best part about NCSU is football season. The team had a bad season last year, however, the spirit from students on campus was still going strong, even when we lost to low ranking teams. Student involvement is incredible and there is enough school spirit walking around campus every single day to make a non fan of the Wolfpack like the school a little bit. For both basketball and football the crowds are huge no matter who we are playing, and the spirit never really goes down (unless we are losing by a lot), and even then we still take pride in our school and support our team. The Ram Roast pep rally before playing UNC Chapel Hill in basketball is a big tradition on campus, as well as the Homecoming parade, concert and pep rally during football season.

4 College Senior

Majors: The engineering major here is one of the top majors and the reason why NCSU is hard to get into. However, the vet school and the agriculture school trail behind in being the hardest major to get into. Both are what draw most of the students on campus to NCSU. The smaller and less well known majors are still great and very challenging. Each major offer multiple opportunities for internships and job opportunities.

3 College Senior

Majors: it depends on what major you are in. The time commitment for most are reasonable, the opportunities range from anywhere in North Carolina, to out of the state and/or out of the country, the pay (if it is a paid internship) is decent for a college internship, but even the non-paid internships are sought because of the experience you get from it. I am in the process of trying to get an internship through my major, I would like to become a Child Psychologist or Counseling Psychologist in hopes of continuing my education in graduate school and I would like to try and have my foot in the door for a job opportunity once I am completely done with my education.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many choices right across from campus for students to go when they are tired of dining hall food. I have experienced some of my favorite new places once I got to NCSU. They also have choices like Chipotle, Brueggers Bagels, Dunkin Donuts, and other fast food restaurants. Another great place to get off campus food is around 5 minutes by car.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: There are bars right across from campus, basically within walking distance which is great for anyone intending on drinking. Some of the best parties take place in Greek village, which is a little bit of a drive from campus but still very close, and clubs are almost within walking distance as well. The Hillsborough Hike is a very popular bar hopping experience during halloween and other random times during the year.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Overall the health and safety on campus is average. Where NCSU is located in Raleigh causes a lot of the problems and thefts that happen, however, there is not an excessively large amount of criminal activity happening around campus and there is almost none on campus. The good thing is that we get alerts whenever something happens so that we know what to do and how to handle situations if they were to happen again.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: NCSU's campus dining is just like any other university dining anywhere, while they try and spice things up by doing different themed meals throughout the year for different occasions and holidays, the meals they regularly provide are average. For breakfast they have an omelet bar which is their biggest hit, they try to have a variety of food for everyone wanting to eat in the dining hall.

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4 College Senior

Academics: The academics at NCSU are amazing. Their engineering school is one of the best in North Carolina, the workload for any major is hard but manageable, they have plenty of opportunities for tutoring and extra help, professors are always willing to work with you and help you as long as you participate and are active in class and the curriculum pushes you to think outside of your comfort zone.

4 College Senior

Academics: CHASS is a great program, they offer multiple opportunities to get involved in your college major; for me that would be specifically Psychology which is a part of CHASS. The faculty and staff are very friendly and helpful, easy to create connections and mentors to help with the process of finding internships or having recommendations for Graduate School, the workload, just like the rest of the University, is challenging but that is what shapes you into a better student. The facilities need to be worked on, however, the environment makes up for it.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They are only strict when need be.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge, they are building new houses

3 College Senior

Facilities: Almost all buildings need updating

College Junior

Campus Dining: Do not spend enough time on campus to have experienced campus dining at my university. I usually get a sandwich off campus or bring my own lunch if food is going to be necessary that day.

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.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I do not spend a lot of time outside of the daytime hours that I attend class, on or near campus. I live far off campus with my husband, and don't feel unsafe when I am on campus, nor do I see trouble anywhere, but do get reports to my email when something has occurred on campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: The engineering program is top notch, and the professors and advisers are very responsive and helpful. Course load is significant, but not undoable.

4 College Junior

Academics: Again, professors and advisers in my department are amazing. Helpful career center in getting people matched with jobs, practicing the interview process, and locating internships.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Most students seem to be pretty into basketball, and somewhat football, at school. Seem to be bandwagon fans, more like the teams when they're winning and doing well, and not so much when they aren't.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: They do a solid job with dining. There are many options as there are places such as Chick-fil-a and Jason's Deli on campus!

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is a lot available to help protect students. There are blue lights every 100 yards or so. If you press the light, it alerts the campus police and they come to assist.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is so much diversity here. Accepting people of other backgrounds, beliefs, and lifestyles is very important at NC State. A big deal is made about doing so.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school policies in place are only positive for students. They allow us to make our own decisions, but are here to help us when we fail. They enforce the law, but allow for growth and freedom.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life at NC State, but I know many involved. Greek students have housing available to them, and I love the students involved.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I love NC State. The guys range in interests as some are in fraternities and some are religious, but we can all come together as one. The girls are similar. There is a ton of diversity here and it is awesome. We are one. We are the Wolfpack.

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Matthew J. Cote
Hometown
Teaneck, NJ
Major
English: Language, Writing, and Rhetoric
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Overall, the students' experience with NCSU is that it provides them with a rich learning environment. Students learn to balance play and work. Some come to NC State because of family tradition, to get away from the cold, or because of the College of Engineering-but whatever the reason is for the individual, positive feedback always finds its way out. Professors at the University will go above and beyond their call of duty. You make lifelong friends, and you have a huge list of organizations to partake in. Whether you're involved in a college sport, student government, or the Agribusiness Club, you will find your niche here among the thousands of students. Some professors will take you under their wing, and you will learn enormous amounts of information from them. These professors will also become lifelong connections who will probably end up writing letters of recommendation for you when it is time for you to find a job.

NC State wants its students to succeed not only in academics, but in life, too. Here you learn important lifelong skills that are essential to your survival in the real world. Classes can be rigorous and stressful, but students find a way to overcome hardships and get through. Professors will push you to do your best, but at the same time, they understand what it was like to be a student. NC State will help you become an expert in your subject of choice, and with the large number of students, you will come out of college ready to work in some of the most diverse settings.

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