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

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College Senior

Scholarships: I did not apply for any financial aid

3 College Junior

Transportation: Takes too long to wait for a bus.

College Junior

Nightlife: I don't really attend any.

3 College Junior

Parking: Permit costs are very expensive.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: underage drinking should be more strict.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you want to join a frat this is your school.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Close to Raleigh but not many take advantage of it

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Partying for under age people will only happen if you are in a frat, a girl, or a risk taker.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Internet network is horrible in the dorms

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Good things are sinks in the rooms. The dorms are very noisy and far away from classes. In my building there was sewer flies in the showers of every mens bathroom and no one ever did anything about it. THE BATHROOMS ARE HORRIBLE

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Bus system to get around campus is easy but to get around the area/city isn't.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I am undecided, in the First Year College, which should really be called "the people who didnt get into engineering". The opportunity to explore is alright, but they really do want you to jump into a major.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Good amount but mostly just fast food.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldnt choose this school unless I was a engineering or science student. The school is run completely around those students and everyone else is just a paycheck

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Dorms do not feel really safe due to crime alerts and cars speeding by at 2 in the morning. People getting taken away by ambulances in the night due to drinking too.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people are white engineering/science students who are very conservative, judgmental, and close minded.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Carolina weather is great, late November and still 70 degrees sometimes.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food here is bad and there is very limited options. There is only three dining halls that all serve the exact same food and only two food courts for equivalency. The equivalency program is also a scam because you can only purchase one item at a place due to inflated prices.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Pretty good athletics scene and gym.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Call the office and speak directly to your counselor and hassle them with your sob story.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus is pretty strict about alcohol and drugs. They make a point during the first three weeks to make examples out of possible users.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There isn't much access to drugs or alcohol if you aren't in a frat or a girl. Drunk people speed down the street at night waking you up. At the same time most people are actually up tight about drinking and drugs.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most guys are closed minded engineers or preppy models. Girls vary more but are mostly attractive. White guys/girls out number everyone else greatly.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I've personally had a difficult time getting any financial aid. Being in my 2nd year here, I only very recently received a small scholarship because of merit and good grades. Unless it's need based, I find it hard to receive financial aid.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: We definitely have 2 great libraries- 1 of them being completed just last semester. Very modern and high tech, with tons of resources at both. The student center is currently undergoing construction, so in the near future it will definitely be a huge deal and a popular spot. The research that happens here at State is amazing. So many ideas and discoveries come out of the labs here, and we have very distinguished and highly recognized deans, researchers, and professors that contribute great work. NC State is also full of annual traditions, such as welcome week events, ram roasts, tailgates before home games, a week full of homecoming events, lighting up the bell tower in red after a big win, and may more.


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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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