Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2196 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: I have never had a real problem with financial aid at this school. As long as all of the paperwork is on time, the process goes relatively quickly and smoothly.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are many different clubs and support groups that are there for people who are struggling with differences. The people at NC State are very liberal but are accepting of those who are not quite so, even sitting and listening to "brickyard preachers" who come just to preach out of the Bible to the students walking past.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I will see at least one officer whenever I am on campus, and they even come on horseback sometimes. The walkways are well-lit at night, and if a crime does happen, campus police send out a mass e-mail to everyone warning them about it and giving a description, if any, of the person(s) to look out for as well as safety measures we can take to protect ourselves.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's not bad. There is usually a spot on the weekends and after 5pm, but during the week and during the day, spots fill up quickly. They do keep watch on permits, so have one. Everything is either on campus and very near campus so a car is not very necessary unless you want to go to Walmart, which is a 10 minute drive.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The libraries are amazing, especially Hunt. Very state-of-the-art and every hangouts there and studies there. The icecream here is really good too.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Nearly everything is made out of brick. HOWEVER, the school keeps it very clean and the scenery and landscaping, I feel, is very nice. Also lots of squirrels and birds to make a light-hearted atmosphere, in spite of all your academic stresses.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lot's of school spirit, and the campus is buzzing with it before and on game days. Our teams are mediocre and need to improve. The student gym, Carmicheal, is phenomenal! It is huge and has about every machine and court you can think of as well as a big pool.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lot's of very pretty girls here. (about 15,000!) So, you'll probably find one that suits you. ;) Very cute, smart, friendly, and outgoing. The dumb yoga pants are very popular, as well as very short shorts.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's pretty good food and they keep the variety interesting. However, if you don't have a meal plan, its too expensive to buy all the time and becomes not worth it. You will want to eat out once in a while for better pizza or something. Also there aren't too many options to eat on campus after 9 pm.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I am in Electrical engineering right now, and it is VERY difficult. Probably the hardest thing I've ever done academically. I am probably going to change majors to something else. There are lots of internship opportunities though as long as you keep going to the Career Fair and keep your GPA around a 3.0.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: There are definitely better professors than others. You don't want to get a graduate student as your instructor. Get a professor because they are much better teachers. Engineering is REALLY hard!! Be ready to work your butt off. There are also many, many opportunities to get tutoring on various subjects.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's pretty good as far as strictness goes. They really enforce cheating and plagiarism policies, so DON'T DO IT! Also strict with download a lot of stuff off their network. Everything else is just based on weather you get caught, but they don't go inspecting you unless it's completely obvious.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus transits (school and public) are free for students and will take you to about anywhere you need to go. Very convenient, especially for just getting around campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's very nice here and not very loud for a city. Lot's of nice people and lot's of places to go hangout and do fun stuff. If you have a backpack on, you're assumed you are a student, and it's the norm.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It is certainly convenient, but there aren't that many 'healthy' options per-say. Also the student discounts are that big BUT most every restaurant has some sort of student discount. There is a pizza place for everyone, and chiptole's and subway are my favorite.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Except for the school work (it's VERY challenging!) The people are great here! There is always something to go do with your friends and plenty of new people to meet everyday. I've made many lifelong friends here (I believe) and there is always someone you shares your kind of knack here; you just have to reach out and find them.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Most of the time it's very nice, fair weather. Rain sucks because you either have to walk or bike everywhere unless you take the bus. It's a fairly spread-out campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Get your FAFSFA done CORRECTLY and EARLY!! Also go to a financial adviser and ask them a lot of questions. They are very friendly and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It was a good experience. I had an old, but clean dorm, and everyone seems friendly here. Apartments are cheapy though, but dorms are convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: everything i said above, plus we have a new apartment complex that is LEED certified and the school is constantly trying to make this a greener place. There is a whole book of traditions each student gets at orientation. the student center is newly renovated.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have a new library, which is super technologically advanced and aesthetically pleasing. There are bright colors, a 3D printer, the option to rent computers, headphones, phone chargers, ipads, cameras, etc. There's also a book bot, so no book stacks in the way, just plenty of space for studying. Our engineering program and textiles college are some of the best in the world.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I honestly don't know much. My dad dealt with in school scholarships, and I had to apply for other ones, which turns out to be more time consuming than I expected.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's always a party or club or bar to go to. College nights are great downown, frat parties are typical -- sometimes themed. House parties are the best, as long as they don't get busted. The Retreat gets busted a lot.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It could be better. Port City Java is great, but most other places are overpriced and we aren't allowed but so much per dining period and it's not enough to get a whole meal.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: We're all adults and are treated as so. On Halloween and at tailgates, cops are just out to make sure everyone is safe. There isn't much direct pressure at all, it;s more implied pressure than anything.

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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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