Raleigh, NC
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$21,661 ($8,206)
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Reviews 1985 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is a lot to do in Raleigh. The people here are all pretty nice too.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics aren't too bad. Some of the teachers could be better and there could be more assignments to help with grades.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There's a ton of majors that are offered. Engineering is a huge major that a lot of people come to state for.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: I find it really annoying how much attention the varsity sports get. They have their own dining hall and it's not fair to the rest of us that they get to eat there and we don't. Also they get fancy matching backpacks which is annoying. The school should get a varsity lacrosse team and then I'd be happy.

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College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet. I do think that it should be fairly easy to find one though.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I like my major. I wasn't expecting all the chemistry classes so if I could go back I might reconsider.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I heard that living off-campus can be annoying. Some of the apartments offer a bus to campus, but the bus frequently breaks down or there is only one bus. Also the apartments are incredibly loud due to parties.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There are different types of people everywhere you look but they all seem to fit in and nobody has a problem with anyone.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is incredible. The temperature drops to a pleasant 10 degree celsius with a sunny climate and cool breeze flowing around.

2 College Junior

Computers: Printing on campus is not available to students free of charge , although its available pretty cheap. Some of the computers take a lot of time to boot and run pretty slow which lowers down the speed of work. The wireless access is good but the speed is sometimes a problem.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: NCSU is one of the top schools for Industrial Engineering. What interests me in particular is the Co-op Program offered by the university which helps the students gain some hands-on experience before graduating from college.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is not easily available for international students.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is rather old at North Carolina State. However, upperclassman have the advantage of living in houses extremely close to campus. I wish the freshman dorms were more unified and updated, however I am happy with the house I live in which is close to campus

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I was awarded a decent amount of financial aid, however, my dad lost his job and even though his status has changed, we cannot reapply for FASFA until next year. My Financial advisor doesn't like to talk on the phone, and so to talk with him one on one I must go to his office and hope there is no wait.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I think Raleigh is a great city, and North Carolina State University is neighbors with the city. We were voted one of the best cities to live in recently. We live near our rivals, UNC and Duke, its about a 25 min drive to both. However, we tend to stick around here, they usually come to us since we have such a good time.

2 College Junior

Diversity: My school has many agriculture majors that seem to set the tone for a highly white/ conservative school. I think there are plenty of organizations on campus for liberal groups and people with different backgrounds but not enough to really represent the school.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very prominent on campus here as 11% of the student body belongs to a fraternity or a sorority. I highly recommend rushing because there is an organization for everyone

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Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I do not usually go out to experience nightlife at school.

5 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There are plenty of spots for those who have a purchased parking pass. There are also spots for visitors that they have to pay a small fee per hour for.

5 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Dorms are nice in that you are in close contact with others around you. Rooms are typically small and showering is not too fun, but overall it was a good social experience.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Being in the Teacher Ed program is very work-heavy, even in the initial levels. Aside from classwork, field experience is required from the start and all of the concepts you're learning are constantly touched upon and tested in multiple classes. It is a full-immersion experience.

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5 College Junior

Majors: My current program is wonderful. The College of Ed is filled with wonderful, driven people - both in terms of students and professors. My English professors are passionate about the material and about student comprehension. No one has a problem with slowing the lesson down to acoomodate more discussion on a topic.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Finding internships shouldn't be difficult given the number of resources available on campus. The CDC is always ready to help.

5 College Junior

Majors: Navigating the admissions process was fairly easy. The transfer advisor for CHASS/English students is very kind and knowledgeable. Individual program advisors were very prompt and knew what they were talking about when it comes to your schedule.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Generally, everyone I've met so far have been friendly and kind. I'm sure there's a down side, but even the Fraternity and Sorority scene is kind. There is a lot of school pride and you'll find a good mix of urban kids and down south comfort.


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Matthew J. Cote
Teaneck, NJ
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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