Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2228 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: NCSU has a great vibe, especially at campus events and large sporting events. I've also find that while NCSU has a great engineering program and agricultural program, there are extremely interesting art programs and humanities courses to take.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The strictness around campus has very positively affected my experience at NCSU. I always feel safe, but don't feel as if I'm being watched.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to eat, including fast food chains and local sit down spots that provide really great food and variety.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: The campus has wifi almost everywhere, and printing is relatively straightforward.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I don't see NC State being any more strict than most schools, and they tend to have the students' best interests in mind.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: NC State is nestled between two cities, Cary and Raleigh, and there are always things to do from sports events to museums to nightlife.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most are only a 5 minute drive from campus, and a lot of them have buses that will shuttle you over to campus so you dont even have to pay for a parking pass.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You really don't have to drink or do drugs to have fun. People respect your choice.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: A lot of asians and indians on campus, especially centennial. Engineers.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are so many clubs and activities, which is great because it makes a big school feel a lot smaller.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Hillsborough street is very convenient for parking, but it costs one dollar per hour between the hours of 8 and 5. You can only park in one spot for two hours though.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: You can always rent a laptop at the libraries or use a computer in the computer labs on campus if you do not want to carry your own around or do not have your own. Just be careful because sometimes they will run out of rentals.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We might not be the best sports team out there, but wolfpack fans are some of the most spirited and supportive bunch of people you will ever meet in your entire life. We always support our team, no matter the circumstance!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: North Carolina weather is very unpredictable. The weekend of Christmas it was up to 75 degrees, and now come next week (second week of january) it will be a high of 30. Prepare for anything.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My major is very difficult, but once you get adjusted to your study schedule you can really enjoy all of the things you can do on and off campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Downtown is always a popping scene whether it is a Wednesday night (Rum Runners) or Thursday through Sunday night (sunday night is the goat!!!).

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: If you are at the library late one night a security escort is a phone call away from either walking you to your car or picking you up and driving you to your dorm if you don't want to walk back alone.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Very easy process you do through the student website/portal.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Definitely a lot of options to choose from, especially downtown or on Hillsborough Street.

1 person found this useful Report
College Senior

Majors: I haven't had an internship

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: I wouldn't do it again because I do not like the subject and will not pursue a career in it. I would not feel confident finding a job if I were looking for one after finishing the degree.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: You just have to have a good GPA

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: Its ok. I am not very passionate about it and most others are, so I don't really click with them, but all in all I feel like I'm getting a good education.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Pretty strict if you are loud and get caught, but they aren't actively seeking to catch people

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Transportation: The bus system is good

1 person 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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