Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1975 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Facilities: Campus Aesthetics – It has been said there are more bricks per square mile at NC State than anywhere else in the country. The campus' red brick theme makes it a beautifully coordinated campus. Only a few oddballs such as Harrleson Hall stick out. The library is a 10 story brick building (rare yes) and is an excellent facility for academic or personal interest study and also provides a great view all the way to downtown or to the stadium.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Over the years I have noticed that the numbers of minority have increased but it is still a predominantly white school.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: Remodeling Needed – All the dorms need to be remodeled except the ones that were just recently done and the student appartments for upperclassman.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Inside Scoop – The free expression tunnel is a place where anyone and paint their thoughts and ideas for everyone to see.

2 College Junior

Parking: If you do not have a parking pass, which are very expensive, then there is no use even trying to park on campus. You will get a ticket if you do not have a pass and if you try to pay in one of the lots the price adds up and they fill up very quickly.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartments and off campus housing opportunities around the school. It just depends on what type of housing you want, how much you are willing to spend, and the style of place you would like to live.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall: Pretty Good – The school feels BIG. That can make it hard to get tickets for sporting events, and even your academics. Classes of 200-300 people are very common your first year, it gets hard to register for classes, and its easy to feel like a "number" as opposed to a student. However, since it is near downtown Raleigh, there are plenty of good food places to eat off campus (you will want to, the dining gets old). If you like a bigger school and want to be near the down-town scene, this is for you. Also, if you are into engineering, design, soil science, poultry science, or want to be a vet, NC State will be a good match for you.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A Little Bit of Everyone – When around campus, there always seems to be a lot more guys than there are girls. There is a very wide variety of guys from southern gentlemen, to preppy, to "rednecks", to very studious and quiet. Most girls tend to fall into either the quiet, more reserved type or the more active, party type.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Computing on Campus Is Good – There are ample amounts of computers and computer labs accessible to students in and around the library. The later in the semester though, the more crowded the computers get. They have both Mac and PC computers available with a lot of programs on them. Depending on where you go, the computers can be rather slow. The amount of printers around campus is great, because if you forget to print that paper for that class you're going to, you can always stop by the library or anywhere with a computer lab and print it off, saving you a trip back to your dorm. However, the printing system can be a pain. Money can be wasted on documents that do not go through properly, which happens pretty regularly. Wireless on campus is great; it covers everywhere on campus and the speed is usually pretty good.

3 College Junior

Weather: Pretty Good – The Weather is rather average, we get rainy springs, hot summers, windy falls, and snowy winters but it is not bad enough to ever cause that much of an issue. If you come bring tank tops for summer, scarfs for fall and winter along with snowy weather shoes, and umbrellas/rain jackets/rain boots for spring. It's a nice mix though.

4 College Junior

Athletics: WOLFPACK!! NCSU pride runs deep. I've been at parties with non-NCSU students and chants from the State students drown out the music. Football and Basketball of course are the top sports and tailgating is a must. Getting tickets is usually not bad, especially if you are in a group. We have had a few off years though so it would be nice to get a few more wins but the 2010 recruiting class means things are looking up.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Bus Transportation sucks but SBP promises to improve the situation this year *fingers-crossed.* Cost is free to students and there is also a bus for Raleigh area and Triangle Transit (Chapel-Hill, Durham, and Raleigh stops) which is kinda nice.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I basically eat the same thing every time I visit the dining hall, sub and salad, and that is okay to consume in my opinion. The Atrium is better as is Talley but less healthful of course because you are going fast food.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Really Safe – I feel very safe at State, there are a few things that could be improved but overall I have never had any problems. I have heard of quite a few bike thefts but if you follow campus police guidelines you should be fine.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus Safety – Campus is strict about safety which is wonderful. They have emergency lights all over campus, have free transportation around the dorms, and safety buttons in bathrooms.

4 College Senior

Academics: Being an english major at NCSU gives you the opportunity to take many different types of english classes including grammar, poetry, novels, journalism, creative writing, and more. With some free electives as well, the major lets you dip into other subjects, expanding your creativity and knowledge.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Average, Could Be Better – The underclassmen dorms could use some renovation. The dorms I have stayed in for the past 2 years were decent, but there where things that could be better about it. As far as being able to live inside them they were fair.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Fairly Safe and Reliable – Crime on campus is fairly uncommon on NC State's campus, but when crime occurs the Campus Police are quick to arrive at the scene and handle the situation in a reasonable and timely manner.

5 College Senior

Transportation: the wolfline is the FREE bus service to nc state and it is very clean and always available. It is the most convenient transportation!

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Dining Halls – the dining halls are alright, however unless you can eat an extra large portion of food, there are many more economical options out there.

5 College Senior

Facilities: The library at NC State is so amazing! There is somthing for everyone. There are nine floors where you can work quietly amongst the books, or you can choose to hang out on the main level where the traffic is constant and you can play video games with your friends. There is an old-fashioned wood room that looks like a place where students would study at harvard. Icecream and coffee shops are also included. If you have a large study group there are rooms to rent for meetings and the best part? you can access this at any time of the day! excellent

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Co-Ops and Internships – Nc State offers great opportunities to students for co-ops and internships. It also has an excellent study abroad program that reaches to several countries.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is hard to find at NCSU even with the large parking decks. Also if you park in a space for just a few seconds and leave then you better be ready to get a ticket.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fan Support – The fan support for the Football and Basketball teams is very good and both programs are moving in the right direction.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a TON of diversity on campus. I have never seen so much variation of ethnic backgrounds as there is at NC State.

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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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