Raleigh, NC
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$21,661 ($8,206)
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Reviews 1975 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Human Biology – The courses I take are fairly tough. Chemistry is taught very well at this school. There are many great clubs that correspond to my major and are helpful for developing professionalism.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is different at most times of the day. It changes very frequently. It's rainy so bring rain boots.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Don't Bring a Car If You Don't Have to – While there is a decent amount of parking at NCSU for student and faculty that have permits, if you're just visiting there is almost zero parking for you. They're more lenient during move in and move out week, but it's still ridiculous the lack of parking that exists. If you park on campus without a permit, you just get a warning ticket from the NCSU police. As for the need of a car on campus, it's not really that needed. If you need anything it's either on campus, in easy walking distance, or a bus can take you to it. If you're a student at NCSU you can get this thing called a Go-Pass for free so you can use public transportation at no cost.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: A Huge Melting Pot – NCSU has a huge range of different types of people, and it doesn't just stop at race. While we have many races, we also have many religions, beliefs, sexualities, political views, and personalities at NCSU.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Take Advantage – Free buses that run often, You can obtain a free bus pass for the entire year to use on raleigh city buses which go anywhere you need, bicycles and skateboards are everywhere, but everything is in walking distance, including hookah bars and restaurants and book stores.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Very Fun and Mostly Family-Friendly – Varsity sports at NC State are a pretty big deal. Our fans are known for traveling very well to away games, and home games for all sports are usually pretty packed. The support of the fans as well as the great bands for football and basketball make attending any sporting event here a good time.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very Diverse and Accepting – Every campus has that group of students who hates everyone and isn't afraid to show that, but for the most part here at State everyone is very friendly and accepting to all genders and races.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Adequate but Not Amazing – The dining halls are clean and offer many options, but the food usually leaves much to be desired. Depending on which meal plan you purchase, you can use your "meal equivalency" for each "meal period" to eat at other restauraunts on campus such as Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-a, etc. After freshman year, when you have figured out other food options, I would suggest getting a smaller meal plan.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is a great school for recognition post-graduation. The engineering degree, however, contains the most challenging course the really drive a stress level up. State is an excellent institution. I would just reconsider my degree if I had to do it over.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Like any other college town, alcohol is clearly visible and available, but not necessarily recommended. If caught underage drinking, students can lose scholarships and other academic advantages. However, social drinking is popular, you just have to choose the right crowd.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The football program is excellent. The fans are extremely supportive of the Wolfpack! These games are the most exciting sporting event that I've ever had the pleasure of going to.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is not free during the business day but at all other times it is.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I do not know to much about it. The students involved are easy to spot.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Flag Football – Flag football intramurals are the best. All students from every grade participate.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Frat Bros and Sorostitutes – There are a wide variety of fraternities and sororities around campus. With a lot of frats and sororities comes a lot of people in them. They are typically not a problem to me, but they can seem kind of uppity to some people.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Wolf Village – The Wolf Village apartments on campus are very nice. They are relatively new so everything in them is working and up to date. If you can, try and get a corner unit because these are the biggest ones. The living rooms are about twice as big as the normal ones.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Most places around campus are very nice. There are a few buildings that could use some work, but for the most part the buildings all are well kept.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: NC state in fully diverse of variety of students from different countries and culture.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are tuns for fun facilities both on campus and in library for students to use. student governor and other clubs have variety of events each week and for different occasions.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are plenty of computer labs and computer available in library for students. also library has both PC and Mac laptops for students to use.Most of the time library is 24 hours specially during dead week, when it's close to finals. students can borrow laptops for 4 hours and also they can renew it online for another 4 hour. Library is 9 floor and on each floor there are computers to use and one printer for printing.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Always Very Crowded – There are really not enough places to park on campus. Guest parking is non-existant, especially during the day.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not to Shabby – I like that they have Villages on campus to live in so that you feel more involved and can get to know people easier.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Printers at State – I think that North Carolina State does a pretty good job at placing printers all over campus, but there are still some halls that don't have one and I think that residence halls should definitely have their own printers because that would be really convenient.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The dining halls are okay and the food is standard cafeteria food. They get the job done, but the food choices are limited and it can get old fast.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are many dining options on campus, and if you don't wanna eat on campus, there are many eateries off campus on hillsborough st. that cooperate with NC State students


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Matthew J. Cote
Teaneck, NJ
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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