Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of great, diverse, inexpensive food options.

4 College Student

Computers: I've never felt like I did not have any access to a computer through the school. Wireless is a hassle because even when I register my devices on mypack portal, I still somehow need to log in to the wifi every time I use my computer.

4 College Student

Scholarships: I am independently paying for college, and grants and need-based scholarships are enough to put a dent in the cost of schooling but a lot of extra work needs to be put in for any other kind of financial aid.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: As long as rules aren't being blatantly broken, NC State is pretty typical in its strictness policies. They do, however, strongly regulate and enforce the honor code with any suggestion of cheating.

3 College Student

Diversity: NC State is more diverse than some schools, but still fairly homogenous in the sense that there is a lot of southern, conservative sentiment that can be felt. But I feel that it is a fairly accepting environment.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: The dorms are dorms. Some halls are more spacious than others. The social atmosphere is great.

5 College Student

Weather: Very bipolar North Carolina weather but I love it because we get the perks of both weather extremes. We had almost a whole week of school off for snow, and then the very next week we had sunny 70 degree weather.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: it' not the best and it can be a hassle to deal with but overall worth it if you are unhappy with dorm life.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the wide variety of dining options on Hillsborough street and Western. I never have a hard time finding food off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses are available but can be crowded or full at times. Cars are nice for weekend activities but parking on campus can be a hassle. The train station and airport are relatively close as well.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are many opportunities made available to me as a nutrition major. I get emails just about every day from my advisor and clubs that I am involved in.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am not currently too involved in the nutrition scene outside of class/clubs since I am only a sophomore but I would not change anything so far.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While I rarely see campus police, I know they still help and provide security to students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: As a nutrition major in a science-oriented school, there are many opportunities for me to get involved and gain more exposure for my major.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: This campus is very ethnically and religiously diverse and for the most part accepting of sexual differences, disregarding very conservative personal beliefs.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather here is pretty typical NC weather: crazy. One day it can be 70. The next day there will be snow on the ground.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Since I am under 21, I do not really go out to bars so I am not up to speed on the best places to go.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: NCSU is not known for its Greek life. Although it is easy to get into a sorority or fraternity here, the overall student population is here more for academics and is not all that partial to Greek life. while most of the chapter houses are "run-down", they are currently in the process of being rebuilt.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live, it can be a great experience or an awful one.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love the school spirit and support given by the students here at NCSU. As a former high school cheerleader, I love seeing how involved in sports students are.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are so many locations including three dining halls and three fast food style cafeteria locations. Plus there are an abundance of connivence stores where you can use flex dollars/ dining dollars. There are also a lot of options for students with restricted diets. All eating locations also mix up their menus to ensure variety. The locations are all very well designed and decorated, making it a fun place to eat and hang out. It's not mom's home cooking, but it's close!

4 College Freshman

Weather: It's very hot during the summer and can get very cold in the winter. Perfect for someone wanting a mixture of the North and South.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Having a personal computer here is extremely important. Teachers assign homework and provide extra support via website programs. Some classes even expect students to bring their own computers to class for in-class work and taking notes.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The CHASS Program (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) at NCSU is a fantastic program with wonderful teachers who all are passionate about what they are teaching. Sometimes people look down on CHASS majors because of the University's strong background in the Math and Sciences, especially Engineering, however the University provides the CHASS program with lots of extra resources too.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love my major! I have high expectations for myself, possibly attending law school.

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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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