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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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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very safe but still important to travel in groups.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Mix of local and franchise. Most pricing within budge. Great for late nightS

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking is the most visible but not out of hand.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Computers: The school have a number of different centers for computer usage. There are even departments that have their own library which can come in hand during finals. Most people have their own electronic device but if you forget yours the school have resources available for your usage. The internet speed is fair for a public place.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: There are a large population of the majority students here. However, you can see the difference of international students. There are many programs at the school that speaks for diversity and try to get members to work together to make a difference on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There are not many visible drugs at the NC State. There aren't even many students or faculty members who you see smoking.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Caution: Humanities students beware. I have found that there are actually some good professors in the humanities department, but the engineering program rules the school. I don't think this humanities program challenges you like other schools do. Be prepared for strange looks when you tell people you are in the humanities. People say all the time "well, you're at a tech school" or "this is the school for the kids who are good at math and science," which can really sting if you're not. Also be prepared to attend class with the kids who are the least motivated and interested in learning.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are some really old facilities on campus.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There was nothing available for White middle class students.

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Only fast fooed near campus

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: At North Carolina State in the Animal Science department it is very hands on. It is great, we get to go out and see things in life. The only bad thing is that the work load can be a bit overwhelming. I can't remember a day where I didn't have to look over my notes once, even on holidays.

7 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are several little houses around the school. But they are often very hard to find. I have not looked much into it either, but from friend's experiences it is a bit frustrating finding a decent place that is close to school and has a decent price tag.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Wolfline bus line offers a convenient method of travel around campus, and the GoPass that is given to students for free allows transit on the Triangle Transit and CAT systems!

6 people 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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