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4 College Junior

Academics: The engineering program is very strong! The curriculum and workload are both challenging but rewarding. Their are many opportunities for networking and expanding in the program.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: The facilities are really wonderful! School spirit is a big part of campus life! Being on campus, you immediately get this since of pride in your school. I really love the atmosphere that the athletics set up.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I think living on campus is the best option for new students. It's a great way to meet people and make friends, and in general, just be involved in a relaxed social atmosphere. Another one of the conveniences of living on campus is the proximity to class and the eating places on Hillsborough St. I've actually heard from multiple sources that living off-campus is not as much as a hassle as people believe it to be and that it is actually cheaper than on-campus housing. Best option would be a single room or even suite style dorm, the worst option would be one of the dorms that is located on the side of campus where most classes are not located. The housing process is very easy, actually. For next semester I wanted to be in a suite with a couple of my friends and signing up for this option was not difficult at all.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity on campus is actually pretty great! There are many clubs and organizations that promote and educate about diversity. And I personally haven't faced or witnessed any discrimination.

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are great restaurants and other good activities in the city.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I came from a very small rural town and in my opinion the RTP area is the most diverse in the state. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and explore other cultures.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: About as good as could be expected in the dining halls but the campus also has things like Taco Bell. There are also many restaurants close to campus that cater to students.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The facilities and professors are top notch and provide an education that is an unparalleled value.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: There are plenty of clubs as well as activities on campus for on and off campus students. I have felt just as involved living off campus as I was when I lived on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a part of Greek life but I have considered joining a sorority. I have a lot of friends in fraternities and they throw great parties. They're all nice guys, not really like frat guys are portrayed on TV. They're a little bothered by "geeds" (non-Greeks) but if you're a girl it doesn't matter. I think Greeks do lots of good for the community and I admire their brotherhood/sisterhood

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is pretty fratty. A lot of southern charm and fashion. You can tell who's in a sorority of a fraternity but that's not a bad thing. Some people dress differently, they're just the minority. Lots of monograms and bow ties. Everyone looks very friendly though

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls have a wide variety of good food to choose from. The atrium and talley are good alternatives for food, it's just not the best value despite being very convenient and tasty. Overall I'm very pleased with the food selections at school

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The curriculum is great. There's a huge variety of courses, schools, and majors to choose from, and you can take classes within other schools. Professors are available for office hours and the tutors are good, too. The library is always crowded and there's plenty of room and computers to use.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I recently switched majors to Sustainable Materials and Technology. I was pleased to see that there's an internship built into my curriculum. The college of natural resources has a lot of great company connections and resources. The workload isn't too intense but is enough to keep busy

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and basketball games are huge. The less popular sports are still fairly popular. A lot of students are involved in club sports and intramural teams

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We receive crime warning emails fairly regularly to alert us of break ins or assaults on or near campus. I never feel unsafe on campus and there are police towers within eyesight at all points on campus. Incidents do occur but I don't see it as a major problem as security is pretty good.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid and grants paid for most of my school costs, but most people need a lot of loan or scholarship money. The university has scholarships, but the competition is pretty fierce.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Four or five apartments that are in walking distance. Some are even the same price or cheaper than living in residence halls on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most people's needs are met, there are fast food restaurants as well as sit-down restaurants. Good variety of types of cuisines.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not involved in it, but they throw a lot of parties and it seems to be important to most other people.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Many different races and religions represented. I haven't witnessed any intolerance or discrimination.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Can be kind of scary to walk alone at night and it is when most crimes on campus are committed, but there is a campus police escort service if you need it.

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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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