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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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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: University housing is something you have to research. There are certain dorms that are better for certain things. Dorms that are closer to the main attractions, such as classes and food, have smaller rooms whereas dorms that are farther away have larger rooms.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The University is dedicated in making sure students attend class, so most classes take attendance and deduct points when you miss a certain number of classes. This certainly motivates me to attend class when otherwise I might not.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are security risks that are associated with all colleges in bigger cities. These risks mostly occur when people do not use common sense or walk alone late at night. If you have to walk alone late at night, there is a campus escort service that will take you to your car or back to your dorm.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Only certain Greeks are allowed housing on this campus and those Greeks are pretty strict who they allow to come to their parties. If you want to be apart of that scene, it's available and you will have many options. But just as equally if you don't, there are still plenty of options and things to occupy your time.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my major. It's very enlightening and useful in my everyday life. I want to be in the community helping people with low incomes live happy and healthier lives. I don't have any concerns about finding a job because the field of Nutrition is ever growing and there will always be a demand for experts in this field.

College Junior

Majors: I didn't have to go through an admission process for my program so I wouldn't know.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: As long as you're not doing any harm to anyone else or yourself, administration is not that bad. But with organizations, sometimes it's hard to find venues to convene and also there are a lot of rules in regard to food for your event.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Being that this is still the south, there are many cases of prejudices and discrimination, but because it's a college campus you are lucky enough to find some that look like you and been through the same things.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Many of our varsity teams are pretty high up in the league and most of NC State has the best pride around!

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of State official buildings because it is the capital but that also allots for lots of museums and historical attractions.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options available off campus and the cost can vary based on how close the housing is to campus. Overall living off campus is great but every now and then it can get loud from parties, but not too loud. Some places could be a little worrying with safety, but for the most part they all seem safe. Parking is pretty good, you have to pay in some places, but it is not too expensive. Buses run often and are very easy to use and get to class on time.

3 College Junior

Majors: The only thing that I would be able to do is shadow teachers and student teach in schools. The school does a good job at finding places for students to student teach and do well.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my major. The professors are amazing and they are very open and willing to help a student if they ask for it. The workload is for the most part manageable if you keep up with the work. I look forward to going to class because for the most part teachers make it fun and try to make it as interesting as possible.

4 College Junior

Majors: I spent the first part of my college career in a major that I did not like at all. So if I could I would change that. I could have graduated earlier and I could taken more classes related to my future career. I want to be a high school history teacher and my main concerns for this job is really only the teacher pay. North Carolina has one of the lowest pay rates for teachers and I am worried about paying off my college.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It is about average here for both. You get some good and bad looking people. for the most part though there are mostly good looking people.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: My school has a campus-wide bus system that has many stops located throughout campus. Riding these buses are free for everyone. Buses come around to each stop every 15 minutes. Furthermore, my school uses an application that tracks buses, so you know when buses will arrive to your stop and their locations around campus. If we need to get to places further than these areas, students can also apply with the school to get a free card that we can use on city buses that do require a fee. Overall, my school's transportation system is excellent!

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus myself, it is nice being able to have a car to drive places without having to pay for a meal plan or a parking pass. Having a buses that go off campus to pick students up and drop them off at designated stops on campus is extremely convenient and useful. The only downside is not being able to simply walk to the library at any time you want. Furthermore, most of the students who live off-campus generally live within the same area. This is awesome in terms of safety and feeling comfortable with the people who live around you.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: During the daytime, I feel pretty safe walking by myself. However, due to the number of non-students who linger on the edges of campus, I try to stick in groups, especially during nighttime. It is nice to have the perk of having safety escorts, whether it is to drive you to the dorms or simply to walk you to the parking deck at night.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: good stuff, just not too much realy close

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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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