Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2216 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Personally, I wish our school was a little stricter on the alcohol. You can't really end up going to parties if drinking isn't your thing.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Some big things like openly drinking, cheating, and plagiarism, will jeopardize your enrollment.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Talley and the Oval offers a great selection of food.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Not a lot things going on around campus may have to travel a bit.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The buildings are really nice none of them feel too old.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity athletics is a pretty big part of campus life.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are clubs and organizations that boost diversity within the campus.

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.

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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
College Freshman

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

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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.

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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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