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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I love all of the dining options close to campus.

2 College Junior

Parking: Our school is very old so parking and car traffic was not as big of a factor back in the day. Today, however, it is a problem and it's hard to navigate around unless you're walking through campus.

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4 College Junior

Computers: The Mac computers in our library work great but if you can't find one then you're stuck with a PC and they run very slow in comparison.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but the housing is very close to campus if not on it, and buses run from campus to each of the housing units to bring students to and from their dorms.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is allowed to be their own self, as the different dress shows. Some girls may show too much skin, in my opinion, but that doesn't make them slutty or unattractive. My opinion simply consists of the fact that I would not walk around wearing the same thing if I were them. Guys usually dress decently and there have been no issues with indecent exposure or too little clothing on them that I know of.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: For the most part, the only thing the campus really strives not to have going on is any cheating. Academic integrity is talked about in every class every semester, and emphasized strongly by each teacher.

4 College Senior

Transportation: The buses to campus are always very good and the drivers are friendly and treated with respect by the students for their services.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the teachers and haven't had a single terrible experience with one. Some may not have been to my liking, but that was only my opinion and did not necessarily reflect on other students.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I am not a big sports fan myself, but the football team at State has some of the best backing by the school that I know of. If the team does badly, it reflects on both students and professors.

3 College Senior

Weather: Weather hasn't really distracted me from classes, and the buildings are usually kept at a comfortable temperature no matter the elements.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The different colleges and clubs add diversity to the college life in that nothing ever seems boring. There are always flyers or chalk on the ground telling students of club meetings or social gatherings that they can go to in order to promote a business or just have a party night.

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4 College Senior

Facilities: The library is very large and well-equipped to handle the multitude of students who go there every day. The athletic centers are huge and the campus has it's own interesting traditions like students taking a brick from the ground before they graduate.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I've never actually seen anyone, that I know of, drinking or using any drugs other than cigarettes on campus, so for the most part, it seems that the majority of people are rather clean.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't been to any restaurants around campus, but there is a large variety right across the street that is easy to access.

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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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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