Raleigh, NC
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$21,661 ($8,206)
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Reviews 2241 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: They're just so many different types of people that you are going to meet people of similar interests and different ones as well. However, everyone does understand how to be polite and everyone has their ego in check.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's not worth the price for those small rooms. It's cheaper to get an apartment. However the dorms are on main campus and closer to the dining halls.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: They don't give you as much money as you'd think, leaving me broke.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are all pretty old. But they try to renovate them regularly. It's great to live there your first year at least to get to know people who live in your dorm. I lived in a hall and it was fantastic. But I don't plan on living in a dorm for my junior and senior years.

3 College Senior

Weather: The campus is very large, so local weather can impact it a lot. The bus system is alright so you can get around the edges of campus and from off campus if you need to, but they can only get you so far and are usually crowded. Getting between buildings is a different story. If there is any type of foul weather make sure you dress appropriately because you can have walks outside of up to 15 min.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: For most of the time that I have dealt with financial aid they have been helpful. The amounts that you get will most likely be less than what you should. One thing is for sure though, make sure you are on time with your forms and dont miss deadlines.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The school is average when it comes to the strictness of student behavior. Things like alcohol tickets are dealt with by having to write a paper or take a class. The student conduct board does seem to overstep their bounds when it comes to the location of the offense. They will take anything that you do, in or outside of school, and use it against you. The grade I gave is for the general student population, when it comes to greeks they are much tougher. They have harsher punishments and are less lenient when greeks are involved.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently working at one animal hospital and interning at another one since I am a pre-vet student. It is definitely a big time commitment and a lot of the internships are unpaid but the experience that you get from it is definitely worth the time you put into it.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am happy with my major and I would definitely do it over again although I might pick a minor to start with so that I can work those requirements in with my major classes.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I like my major and most of the classes I take are relevant and interesting to me. I am currently looking for undergraduate research but I am not having much luck since I am only a sophomore.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I did not have a hard time getting into zoology and there was no special application process. I applied as a biological science major but switched to zoology before the school year started

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are pretty good at State! Our football team went to their conference bowl last year, the basketball team made it to the NCAA playoff tournament, our baseball team made it to the last world series vs UNC, our volleyball team is good, etc. The school spirit at State is through the roof! You can count on your fellow students to attend games and pep rallies in herds, decked out with painted faces and bodies, foam fingers, and other State memorabilia. Games are some of the most fun experiences in your whole college tenure! That being said, I suggest trying to go see every team play at least once because games are so fun!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is pretty great! There is one of everything literally. McDonalds, Burger King, Cookout (a late night campus favorite), Taco Bell, Chinese, Hibachi, Chipotle, Zaxby's (simlar to Chik-Fil-A), Mediterrean, Arby's, a hot dog place, Subway, Jersey Mikes, the list goes on... And all within a 5-20 minute walk depending on what side of Campus you're on.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's nightlife for everyone in Raleigh, but it's limited to a few places. There is a Latin club, Hip-hop clubs, places for Raves, Pop clubs, Dance clubs, etc. with plenty of bars, if your over 21. Most of these places are within a few minutes of campus in the Downtown area, so they're close and cheap to travel to if you don't have a car. However, everything is what you make it, so it will be boring if you make it that way. Before you go traveling downtown trying to find places at night, I would suggest partying on campus first and then looking around downtown during the day so you can know where your going.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: State is a huge no drug policy enforcer. You can count on the school police to visit anywhere that you have a complaint and to investigate. Since they are actual city police officers, they can go as far to charge and arrest you and take you downtown for holding and questioning.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: everything is scattered and you really have to look for night life.

4 College Junior

Weather: weather is pretty good, except that it is hard to get around when it is raining. My feet got wet often

3 College Junior

Transportation: I use the wolf line bus system, but the schedule that you can look at online is not very accurate.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: food not good. fruit and salads not fresh, too much repeated each date. would like a better selection

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I heard this campus is very strict on alcohol usage and drugs.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't much about the housing, but from what I have heard it is acceptable. I'll be living on campus this semester, so then I can properly answer this question.

4 College Junior

Weather: You definitely get all four seasons here. Summer's hot, fall is breezy, winter has the occasional snow, and spring is a blessing. Sometimes classes are cancelled if there is snow or ice. The weather can be inconsistent, especially the transition between winter and spring. You can be hot one day, then cold the next.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of restaurants near campus and the variety is great. If you're up for a 15 minute walk to get to your food, there are bus options or delivery. The most popular include Chipotle, Jasmin's, Jimmy John's and many more.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm an Anthropology major currently and I hate it. It was my second choice when applying anyway. However, it's a State school in the South, so they have majors like Agriculture. They also have a really good business college and Veterinary program.

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3 College Senior

Parking: It is a long way to park your car if you are a freshman on campus. Alot of times you return with your car and there is no transportation to take you back to school. You are on your own to find a ride back. Not safe to walk!!


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Matthew J. Cote
Teaneck, NJ
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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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