Raleigh, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Majors: I am currently still trying to get into my program but once I make the GPA requirement I should have no problem getting in.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many apartment complexes to choose from. Getting a house is a bit more of a struggle.

2 College Junior

Weather: The rain makes it impossible to walk around campus without slipping.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are always things happening on campus and it seems lively.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus because the campus Police are active and they are willing to help out.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are a lot of opportunities to get an internship and the workload is not that much. You can still enjoy life.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Any building is nice but each has its flaws. Big rooms = far from classes

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I turned in my FAFSA and the university helped a lot.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Raleigh is great for the adventurous. It has so much to offer in experiences.

3 College Freshman


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College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really know much about the Greek life because I prefer not to join. The fraternities and sororities are large and very diverse, everyone who joins seems to like it.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I absolutely love some of the off campus places. Any restaurant in Cameron Village or on Hillsborough is delicious.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My major is incredibly difficult to get into because it is so selective. It is worth all the effort though. My tip for admission is to be driven. Don't back down from any challenge.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love the engineering program it is challenging but enjoyable.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Our university is actually really diverse, something most people don't believe. Everyone is incredibly accepting and diversity doesn't seem to be a problem.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I don't use the computers on campus much, but when I do they seem to be pretty available. The school network can be slow at times, but it's manageable.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Like any university, people drink and do drugs but there are plenty of options that don't include those things. It really doesn't bother me at all.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus, even at night. I am never afraid because I know we have a great security program.

3 College Student

Athletics: Our teams haven't been very good this year. The events really bring the student body together though. I don't personally love to attend sporting events, but I do just because it is a part of the culture.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I'm happy with security. I'm iffy about student health. Although I have not had any personal experience with them, I have had a friend who was wrongly diagnosed with "mono or strep", neither of which were even remotely accurate.

5 College Student

Drug Safety: I have never felt uncomfortable or in danger due to exposure to drugs or alcohol. It's present on campus, but not out of hand.

3 College Student

Nightlife: Second semester was much better for me than first semester just because I was expanding my base of friends and finding more frats that I enjoyed going to. Night life is otherwise pretty elusive at first. There aren't any great clubs for people under 21 in Raleigh.

4 College Student

Majors: I did not have any difficulty getting into Biological Sciences. I did, however, have friends who applied for a more competitive major, such as an engineering, who did not get into the major. I suggest applying for FYC or a less demanding major when you get into school unless you feel particularly competitive. Then change your major after a year or so at State.

5 College Student

Majors: I love my program because it is not so competitive but it is still taken seriously. There are plenty of opportunities to get further involved.

3 College Student

Greek Life: There are very specific associations with each sorority/frat, not all very good. Girls and guys in Greek life are GENERALLY cliched as judgmental and preppy.


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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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