Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2241 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: I do feel as if my school has a wide range of clubs that students can take part in. It also provides a lot of tutoring and extra help programs that can assist students who are struggling academically.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It comes down to the environment, the availability of scholarships and the services offered. The only item that makes me glad I went to State are the dining halls, I might do it all over again especially if I had entered with more scholarship money to offset the cost of college.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is important to NC State. The administration has made huge strides to making the campus a more diverse place.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone is very supportive of the Wolfpack and has their own favorite sport that they cheer for.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: Usually clear, occasionally bouts of rain and humidity being in the Carolinas. It never usually gets unbearably cold here in the winter.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The staff work vaey hard to accommodate students' dietary needs, lifestyles, and preferences. They are very good on vegetarian options and vegetables in general. And they have superb detail in the cultural/holiday themed dinners they put on every semester from Christmas/Thanksgiving to the winter ethnic medley dinner that showcases food from India, Japan, and Greece. Highly recommend and is probably just as valuable as the tuition is.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Facilities: State has a fairly good gym and physical exercise facilities and the campus is great for external/outside exercise as well. And there are over 600 student organizations- there's something for everyone.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Facilities: My favorite facility is the dining halls; they are committed to understanding what students want to eat and are very supportive if students wish to add more nutritious, better tasting, or even organic/natural food to the menu items available. Just talking to a dining hall manager about your own ideas can really spark creativity among the head chefs and really deliver on what students have suggested or requested.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Parking: I do not use a car nor own one, I find it more convenient to walk to locations I need to reach.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The oldest dorms are located on North campus, and the choice of building is split between hall style and suite. I personally prefer the hall style as it allows a greater sense of facilitating socialization between room neighbors.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: It's best to find scholarships that are relevant to your own field of study, which helps reduce the applicant pool.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Most of the decent local places in Raleigh are found on Glenwood Avenue, Hillsborough street does not boast of any good places to frequent.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Transportation: I live on campus and do not use any other means of transportation aside from walking.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Raleigh has a great local atmosphere and I would want to live here after school.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: You have to park very far from the dorms and academic buildings.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of off campus options. Much better deal than living on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nightlife is great here at state. There are plenty of parties for girls to go to on the weekends. It is much harder for guys to get into parties after the first two weeks of school, so its a god idea to join a fraternity if you are into partying. There are also many bars and clubs to go to near campus.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The public transportation and campus buses run frequently during the week but are limited on the weekends. I would recommend bringing a car.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are noticeably more guys than girls at state. I thought the girls would be more attractive down here in NC, but that is not the case. The vast majority of attractive girls are in sororities, so it is a good idea for guys to join fraternities.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity here at state. Coming from the north, it seems like there are a lot more religious people and less gays.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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