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 Junior

Majors: It's actually pretty difficult to get into some of the majors. It's becoming more and more difficult, but if you work hard freshman year you should be able to get into most schools of your choice.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The academics at State are great. Especially the engineering program, it's one of the tops in the nation.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most off campus apartments are pretty far from campus, and you can get an apartment close to campus, but it's very expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life is okay. There are a lot of people that get bad reps, but greeks aren't bad.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Weather: I love the weather here in Raleigh. It's warm in the summer and we get snow in the winter.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There aren't ever many huge crimes on campus, and the university usually responds well to the incidents.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: If you're ever bored, especially late at night there's usually something to do since downtown is so close.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: The fan base at NC State is great. The amount of students that always show up is great, even though the teams are in a rebuilding time.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: There are a lot of places downtown that students can go to, however if a student is underage the only time they can go is on Thursday nights. Bars and clubs are fun places to go to and have fun. The transportation to get to downtown is good there are buses that take people downtown and it is not a far drive.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is not a lot of peer pressure here and if you do not want to do anything no one is going to force you. There is not as much usage as people think and is rarely visible. The policy enforcement is strict though. If someone gets caught and charged by the school they make sure it does not happen again.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: The sports here are a very big part of student life. Many students tailgate before football games and the games are normally always sold out. Team spirit is normally up and if a team is doing bad students are always looking forward to the next sport to come up. The facilities are amazing. Many recruits come here because the facilities are amazing.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: There is a good amount of housing available. The people who clean up are extremely nice and are very good at their job. The buildings are old but they are very livable and nice. About average size for a room and the suite doors make you feel very safe. The RAs are very nice, but when they need to be will put their foot down. Most dorms are a good distance from class, butt the transportation system is very good.

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is very unpredictable and it is hard to dress for. Walking outside in the morning is very different from walking around in the afternoon. In one day it can rain, snow, or be sunny. It can also be hot one minute and then the next minute very cold.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options right around campus and there are a lot of other options that are downtown that are relatively easy to get.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Getting to and from school primarily isn't a problem if you live close by to campus, because of buses that are accessible to students. Living far away isn't much of a hassle either, as long as you can catch a ride with a friend or get a taxi to take you on a short drive to the train station or airport if you don't have your own car.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the best option to go for, especially if you are a first or second year student. To my knowledge, all of the dorms have likable qualities and characteristics, while all being located on campus which is a major advantage. Some are better than others, and all have both good and bad characteristics, but the good outweighs them by far.

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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