Raleigh, NC
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$21,661 ($8,206)
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Reviews 2228 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The school's facilities have to be one of my favorite things about the campus. The DH Hill library on the main campus is great for studying with groups and there are places to study in the stacks that are nice a quiet. The landscape and buildings are well maintained. The fast food options are not the best for me, but most others enjoy them.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus but am not comfortable running alone around the edge of campus. I will always walk with a friend or two if it is after dark, even on campus!!

4 College Freshman

Computers: Of course the library's computers are going to be in almost full use during finals time but your computer ever breaks or you want to try a new one out, you can borrow one/check one out for a few days! Very cool if you would rather carry an iPad to class instead of a laptop.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Students are very excited on game day but the teams may not perform up to the hype always.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Being in the Textile School is amazing. The classes are very small and you get a lot of attention from teachers. They all learn your name unlike most classes in college. The workload is tough, but with the close relationships with teachers it is easy to go to them for guidance. The facilities are very nice and they are building a brand new library. There are internship fairs twice a year that are great to attend if you are looking for opportunities!

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Almost everyone loves going to athletic events. Whether the team is great this year or not, the students always go to support them. Our school spirit is awesome. The athletic facilities are very nice as well.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I hear very little about drug use on campus. No one has ever approached me about them. Obviously there are people who drink and smoke, but there are dry dorms and no smoking within 25 feet of any building pretty much.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a small amount of financial aid, but the interest rate that would come with it was higher than one I would get from a bank. There for we chose not to accept the aid.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Permits are high and you can't really park on campus. Also the lots are so far from main campus you'll have to take the bus or just walk 30 mintues or more.

1 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Sometimes the food is good but I don't always know exactly what the dish is. It may be because NC State dinning needs to please each race sometimes but as a African American I'm not used to every type of food. But the food gets old at times, breakfast is always the same.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of restaurants around the campus. Most are pretty expansive but you can find a few that are worth it. There are plenty of dining opportunities both on campus and near campus

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I am only a freshman in college but from my experience the campus parking police are some of the harshest. My roommate has already received seven parking tickets in only her first semester.

5 College Freshman

Majors: It really depends on your specific major, but for my particular major, Paper Science and Engineering, I was heavily recruited. I was contacted my administrators and invited to events to explore the program and different opportunities exclusive to the paper industry. I understand that for different majors within the College of Engineering there is heavy competition to get into certain programs and certain requirements have to be met.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of really good restaurants just across the street from campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Love the athletics here at State. The Carmichael facility is great and the IM leagues are well run. Plus the Varsity teams are great to watch. You can sign up to play just about anything as well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The police force on campus does their job well, just don't make dumb decisions like drinking or smoking in your room and things like that. If you're careful about things then you should be fine and they'll leave you alone.

4 College Freshman

Majors: If I had to pick again, I would do the exact same thing. I have had a great experience studying applied math so far, and I am sure it will only become more exciting and rewarding in the future.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I am an applied math major, and so far it has been a great experience. I enjoy my professors and have gotten to know some of them through office hours or meetings. They are both knowledgeable and approachable, both if you need help or a favor. The small size of the college provides a tight-knit feel within the big school that I really appreciate. I hope to stay in contact with my teachers in the future.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I have found a distinct difference even in just my first semester at NC State between the passion of the professors. They love what they teach and they do their best to inspire their students to do the same. I know my professors got through to me, which helped me stay more interested in their classes and ultimately get better grades.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I think that there is a sufficient number of options for off-campus dining. Hillsburough Street is full of wings, pizza, and chinese places that are great and convenient for college students. Those who prefer to make their own food or like more organic options can always go shopping at one of the multiple nearby shopping malls, which include stores such as Whole Foods and Harris Teeter.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are very nice machines in the gym. The pool is in great condition too. Campus events and traditions are very popular and always organized well. Student hangout spots, like the brickyard, are in good condition. Some bricks could be replaced. The library has many nice macbook's which are very popular for students to use.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is no policy enforcement from what I have seen. The drug and alcohol use is not completely visible, but obvious that some students are using. Peer pressure is only caused by friends, no one else.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are many nice facilities, especially in the gym. There are so many opportunities to join clubs and there are so many different ones! The social scene is also very good, a lot of students seem to know each other from high school but not all of them.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Carmichael Gym is full of so many opportunities to get involved physically. There is many types of exercise classes that will fit every person. The libraries on campus are amazing. They have places to get food, coffee, ice cream, study spots, and a wide variety of books. The traditions on campus are amazing. There is a book called the Brick that they give you with all the traditions on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many good places to eat off campus. Hillsborough Street is full of many different types of restaurants including sushi spots, mexican, chinese, and so many other types of cuisine.


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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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