Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: NC State's campus almost always feels safe, and there are lots of events going on no matter what you're interested in.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: NC State has a lot of great activities going on everyday. There are many clubs on campus so that everyone can be a part of student life. They offer free yoga classes to students and faculty which is something I go to every day. The football games are very intense and enjoyable. Everyone is very friendly here. The library is large and has many different settings. There is a quiet room for just studying and there are rooms where people can relax, play video games, or watch television. Dorm life can be frustrating but it is a great way to meet new people. I love my school very much!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: It is extremely difficult to find a parking spot on campus, and you have to have a parking permit almost everywhere on campus, the campus police are very good at finding un-permitted cars and you will get a $25-$50 ticket. There isn't much need for a car, however, unless you need to leave campus often.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining hall food is usually pretty average, not anything special or fantastic. There aren't a whole lot of on campus late-night options for food, there are small convenience stores around campus that are usually open late, but they are pretty over-priced. The Atrium has the best food, but it does not have a lot of vegetarian or vegan options.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: I chose NCSU because its among the top 10 universities for Industrial Engineering.The campus is huge and the professors are very knowledgeable and experienced. They always use real life examples to teach a concept which gave a better understanding of the concept and its applications in the real world. The lectures are also recorded and put up on the internet for our viewing which i think is an excellent feature provided by NCSU.

2 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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