Raleigh, NC
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$21,661 ($8,206)
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Reviews 2228 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus crime is taken very seriously on campus. All students are notified of recent criminal activity on campus through email.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Students at NC State are very friendly and spirited. Students frequently speak to strangers.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is not very strict about letting students do what they want, as long as it's not illegal.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are many different places to eat on campus. Dining halls have more of a buffet feel, while Talley and The Atrium are more similar to fast food restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a huge deal at NC State. It is much easier to find parties through Greek life though. However, it is more of a social activity than anything else.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process was very easy for me. All of my expenses were paid for my first year without any loans. I only had to take out a small loan for my sophomore year.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off-campus dining options. Most students don't go farther than Hillsborough Street or Western Boulevard to find something to eat. There is a good balance between fast-food chains and local restaurants.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Wolfpack has a huge fan base. Football games always have thousands of fans in attendance. Almost everyone has school spirit and wears red on Fridays.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Raleigh is a great place to live. It is a combination of city, country, and suburbs all in one. Downtown Raleigh is just a few miles away from campus and has many options for entertainment including museums, restaurants, parks, and local shops.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I would definitely recommend living in a hall-style dorm on campus. It's almost impossible not to meet people and make friends in dorms like Tucker, Owen, Alexander, and Turlington. Suite-style dorms are great for sophomores who already have a main group of friends. Students are given the option of picking their roommates and suitemates. NCSU also offers on-campus apartments for upperclassmen and graduate students.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I never ended up doing Greek Life but I know people who did it and enjoyed it.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is commonly a big weekly party. But, there are plenty of other things going on too.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining halls are fairly sub-par but there are nice places to eat around campus to make up for them.


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Matthew J. Cote
Teaneck, NJ
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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