Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm in a fraternity here at state and I would say greek life is prominent on campus. There are over 20 fraternities, so there is an organization for anyone. Some of the fraternities are hard to get into and even some of the sororities are starting to be more selective. The relationship between greeks and non-greeks is pretty good. There definitely people who are judgmental on both sides though.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol and weed are commonly used on and off campus. Hardcore drugs are not used often, but you definitely here of it. As far as I know, one student died of a cocaine overdose this year. Some of the frats are know for cocaine use, but most are pretty clean.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The on campus dorms are pretty strict with alcohol and zero tolerance for weed. If you're looking to party your first year you should live off campus. You're more likely to get away with having a kegger in UT than having a case race in an on campus dorm.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Raleigh has pretty good weather, but it can get cold in the winter. The cold usually only lasts a few days before its back in the 50s during the winter.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I'm a guy and I never have any problems walking alone at night. There are a few homeless people on hillsboro street, but the number of them has gone down since sadlack's (a shady bar) has closed. The health center is very inconvenient and not really that helpful, but there are plenty of good hospitals nearby.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm majoring in meteorology, which is a pretty uncommon major. There aren't many people in my program, but state has a good reputation for meteorology.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: State has great academics and the workload is average. It is a great engineering school and good for most other majors.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is not that great. Most people live off campus. If you are going to live on or near campus, you should go for tri towers, tucker/ owen, or UT (off campus).

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: State has a lot of new buildings that are nice, but some really need to be updated.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Student life is great, there are many clubs to join and a decent amount of parties on the weekends.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ive had a great overall experience here. There are plenty of things to do on the weekends.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Theres a lot of restaurants on hillsboro street, but the cheaper options require a car or bus ride.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: NC state has great sports teams, although football was not great this fall. Tailgating is always good

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4 College Freshman

Computers: NC state has many computer labs with great tech support.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: they give work study to athletes that have full scholarships borrowing no money, but Im taking out loans for school and apparently I didnt qualify. I simply dont get it

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College Sophomore

Majors: i want to have an internship so i can make money over the summer to pay for housing during the school year

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2 College Sophomore

Majors: i didnt get into the program i wanted to because the school raised transfer requirements right when I was transferring, so I wasnt allowed into my first choice major because my GPA was .2 points too low. Dont know why they did that

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not the best, not the worst. Its expensive due to the proximity to historic neighbors and parks which sucks for me cause the i just have to live farther away from school so I can afford it

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Its just like most places,

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: I hate the cold. The high temperature for today was 24

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College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I choose to attend based on the fact that it was the cheapest engineering school I could attend, and now I have to find a way to pay for my over-priced apartment that Im stuck in for 7 more months

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: They offer many kinds of cuisine at most times of the day, also there are food choices all over campus

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Ive always tried to avoid getting a parking pass because I dont think its worth the money

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: its just like other schools Ive been too, except the fact they make us pay to print on top of all that tuition money. Its ridiculous that they are trying to make money off of that too

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Engineering at State is nationally ranked.

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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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