Raleigh, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
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Reviews 2196 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus not only allows you to be close to classes, but to all the other great things the campus offers such as Carmichael Gym, Talley Student Center, and DH Hill Library. Tucker and Owen are old and hall style, but very clean and the bathrooms are nice. Bragaw is older and the bathrooms are a bit run down. The community is great and so is the social life.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life isn't as present on the campus as on many other universities in the South, but it definitely exists. The fraternity parties are great, and most girls can easily get in without being Greek. The houses are mostly on Greek Court, and are a little run down, but several have rebuilt huge, beautiful houses recently. Greeks are noticed on campus, but no one is treated differently based on Greek or non-Greek status.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I have not yet participated in an internship. I hope to have one in the future.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: High grades are very important for getting into a program. Also, extracurriculars and service hours cannot hurt.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The cafeteria food is typical, average cafeteria food. Options in Talley and the Atrium are excellent, including Chick Fil A and other fast options that can be purchased with meal cards.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Raleigh offers numerous restaurants, ranging from inexpensive and fast to romantic and fancy.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Because I come from a caucasian, middle/high income family, I was not able to receive any financial, which is true at any state school.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: 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

Overall Experience: Class size can be large in your first few years, but as you enter into your major, they become much smaller. The professors and their TA's are usually very helpful. You can take classes in almost any subject that you can think of.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NC State offers externship, internship, and Co-op programs for students. They are very helpful in obtaining one of these opportunities, which often lead to jobs after graduation. The many large businesses in the area also open up many job opportunities in the area.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are excellent, especially the science and technology aspects. The workload is difficult, especially since many students go into engineering, but the professors are willing to help and are very good teachers. Classes can be hard to get for incoming freshmen, but as you progress they become easier to obtain. There are many tutoring and help options available on campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I am a freshman, starting out in First Year College, which is a program designed to help students choose a major. The program is extremely helpful by giving students opportunities to explore careers and attend program fairs throughout the year. All FYC students live in a community among two dorms, which definitely builds a strong bond between the students.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity is very important on campus. Employees work to ensure that everyone receives equal opportunities. This year they are holding an event, Respect the Pack, to encourage students to be accepting of everyone. Many diverse students are drawn to the school because of the excellent science and engineering programs.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: NC State is located in downtown Raleigh, so students essentially have access to anything they could ever want. Lake Johnson and Pullen Park are in close proximity, if one wanted to spend the day outside. The shopping is excellent; Cameron Village (mostly boutiques and restaurants) is within walking distance, and 3 large malls are within 30 minutes. Crabtree Valley Mall is less than 10 minutes away. Hillsborough Street, right on campus, is teeming with restaurants and bars (many of which offer student discounts). There are several museums downtown and the state capitol and other government buildings are nearby.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Better than most options and up to date.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Tough but you learn a lot. The professors are helpful and open.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: It is something I have an interest in so I love it.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is safer than some of the other college campuses I have been to.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Normal process that you would experience trying to get into any school; however, the professors are open to help.

3 College Freshman

Majors: A lot of work but worth the outcome.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Right near downtown raleigh and all the nightlife

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A very good school to go to

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They have great financial aid

4 College Freshman

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

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Hillsborough street has a very wide variety of food options and they all usually offer a student discount.


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Matthew J. Cote
Teaneck, NJ
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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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