Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2241 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is great and I personally have never felt unsafe. The alert system is a little slow so an email will be sent out about incidents about an hour or two after they happen. Also, the pharmacy in the health center takes a long time to get prescriptions filled, but everything else is great.

2 College Junior

Weather: It is hot and humid here in the summer, you will probably sweat walking to class but so is everyone else. In the winter it gets cold but hardly ever snows.

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: 21 and Older – Lots of nightlife for students 21 and older. There are few bars you can get into if you are 18 and older and they usually have a higher cover charge. The new student body president started having buses run from campus to downtown at night so if you wanted to take advantage of that you would not always have to pay for a pricey cab home.

4 College Junior

Facilities: NCSU has a variety of facilities very close to each other. The walking distance is usually short and there are plenty of dining halls, a library, a gym, and much more which are also close to the dorms. Hillsborough street is also filled with a variety of restaurants and even has its own bowling alley.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There is always a bus in transit, be it the Wolfline in the day, the Wolfprowl at night, or on weekends the Werewolf. They've added even more routes this year too! If you don't want to catch the bus, or one doesn't come by where you're at you can always call the campus police escort service to come pick you and take you back to your dorm.

3 College Junior

Computers: There are several labs across campus that have either Dells, Macs, or a combination depending on your preference for OS. The library is a particularly nice place to go to study using computers, but during exam times people tend to flock to the library.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Much to Do – There are several museums in Raleigh as well as many places to go for night life. The only drawback is that some of the clubs are aimed for the older crowds, but there are still plenty classy venues for college-age adults!

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Somewhat Diverse – There are way more white students than there are of other races, but even within that there is a bit of diversity (interests, activities, etc.). There is a somewhat decent representation of others on campus, but you'll have to look for it/be introduced just to find it.

1 College Freshman

Parking: I Don't Drive – But from other friends' experiences, I can say that parking is pretty poor. Its hard to find parking near your dorm. Whats worse is that even after paying for the right to park on campus, you're still not guaranteed a parking spot.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Depends on Your Interests – There are a lot of guys/girls around campus, it being a rather large campus to begin with. Its just a matter of going out to activities and meeting people.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of Choices – there are plenty of choices from apartments to townhomes, but finding a house is more difficult. the apartments or townhomes to choose from definitely aren't considered top notch, but they are appropriate for college students. if you start looking early enough, it's easy to get a good rate.

3 College Junior

Academics: Biomedical Engineering – A relatively new program at NCSU, BME is becoming more established by the year and features an interesting blend of courses in order to prepare you for industry work. The faculty are generally approachable and well-qualified, and the coursework is well-designed.

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is really friendly and outgoing! Also very attractive!

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They are only strict with things they have to be strict about, like underage drinking, etc.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great School – I love North Carolina State University, I couldn't have asked for a better college experience! I love all the people around all the time, everyone is really nice and always helpful!

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is pretty well balanced as far as race goes.You will see a lot of white students, but a neighboring college which is less than 10 minutes away is an all black school called Shaw. There is a ton of different races. The school has 36,000 students you are bound to see diversity.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Capital Center ! The school is in the middle of everything. You have food places, malls everywhere, and state is in the middle of two neighboring schools. Meredith which is an all-girl school and Shaw which is an primarily african american school. It is in the capital of North Carolina so there is a lot to do if you look for it.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Slow Process – The process takes forever, but they will try to extend your time, but it takes forever just to get your information back from the office.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Hillsborough Heavan – If you go onto Hillsborough Street you will be find so much food.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Where's Waldo: Drinking – Do you remember picking up a Where's Waldo book growing up and sometimes you'd find him but most of the time you really had to put forth a lot of effort to do so? Well this is the same with the drinking scene on NC State's campus. You don't really see it unless you are trying to find it.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I See Greek – There are students involved in the Greek life in abundance on NC State's campus. They are friendly and regular students just like those who choose not to participate in the Greek life. If you make a friend who is actively involved in Greek life, it is a great college experience for you as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Beautiful Campus – I love NCSU's campus, it is absolutely beautiful. It's a perfect combination of transitional building and style and modern accommodation. The red bricks give the campus an old feel yet the facilities are super modern. The library is one of the biggest in the nation, providing students with an unimaginable amount of resources 24 hours a day. there are many organization to join and there are always activities that keep students entertained and having a good time.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe Enough – I have always felt safe at State and i am never worried about walking alone around campus at night. The classes are safe as well as the dorms. there are crimes every once in a while but they are never in the center of the campus, they usually occur farther away from the classes and library.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty Good – We get emails for every crime alert. I always feel safe on campus. I see police patrolling nearby fairly often. There are callboxes everywhere in case of emergency.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Drunken Madness – My only experience with Greek Life on campus was a dazed drunken girl repeatedly falling on the sidewalk. A friend and I walked her home when it become clear she couldn't stand on her own. She lived in a sorority house, and when we were in her area dropping her off, we got jeered at.

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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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