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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The cost is okay, but the off-campus dining options are very convenient and relatively close. I only know of one dining option that offers student discounts; it would be great if some of the other options offered discounts as well. There are a lot of pizza options but you can variety along Hillsborough as well. The best places to check out are Chipotle, Zaxby's, Mike's Subs, and I Love NY Pizza (which is the best because you can get two huge slices of yummy pizza for a very good price - I forget how much it is, but is definitely college-student friendly).

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I don't really hear about the area attractions or cultural events or recreation, but it is not hard to find something fun to do. I feel safe most of the time, and I love taking advantage of the transportation facilities, mainly to go shopping at the very nice shopping center/mall. And the local attitude towards the students is a good one.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Its fine. People could be a bit more accepting

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Need better parking and bus stops

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing can either be great or terrible depending on the other students in you're dorm. There isn't that much to do in the dorms, but they're close to the gym so there's usually a lot to do.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's a very common thing to see people who go out and drink. Most of them will peer pressure you into going with them, but if you stand your ground and let them know you're not drinking then they'll stop.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

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3 College Junior

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

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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.

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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.

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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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