Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Would Like to in the Future – At my previous school at California State University Monterey Bay, I had the opportunity of being a Service Learning Student Leader and benefited greatly from the rich experience. The position helped shaped me to be more punctual and organized and also connected me with the campus as well as the community. I learned how to lead a facilitation, manage community service opportunities as well as hours, network with community partners, and help students develop a deeper meaning of social justice and compassion towards others. I hope to connect with an internship similar to this in North Carolina within the next semester.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'd Do It Again – I really like NC State because it has a diverse set of students and everyone is really nice. People are always willing to go out of there way and help out and it is easy to make friends. The campus also does a good job on providing activities for all students to enjoy.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Although many students on campus are mostly conservative, I feel that everyone is generally open-minded and polite. I definitely thank Southern hospitality and mannerisms for creating the welcoming atmosphere.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Pretty Good – Frats throw some pretty good parties, but they definitely have room to improve. There is some fun stuff to do downtown as well and hanging out in the dorms can be fun too.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Pretty good variety of foods offered at the dining halls. Usually eat at Clark.

4 College Freshman

Computers: have plenty of the latest mac computers that also run windows.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not Too Sure – Alcohol is a problem off campus but on campus, rules are enforced. I try not to involve myself personally in crowds that use alcohol or drugs illegaly- so it's hard to provide a full assessment

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Overall, not pleased with price or quality of off-capus dining facilities. At least, places within walking distance. NCSU students are offered discounts but off-campus dining still can be pretty pricey.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Raleigh, NC – NCSU offers many activities for students to get engaged on campus. And the city of Raleigh offers plenty to do as well

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Being a school with 90% in state students and 10% out of state, there is no diversity. The school is very religious, and I'm not. Coming from the north it is difficult to meet people who are like you. Just like Northerners have stereotypes about the South, Southerners have stereotypes about the North. If you come here, just be prepared for a quiet nightlife and meet a lot of in state students.

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1 College Freshman

Nightlife: Not so great – I'm an out of state freshman, and nightlife is terrible. Theres usually nothing going on besides small frat parties. It may be better if you know a lot of people from high school going here, but if you don't know anyone nightlife is definitely lacking. If you are looking for a school with good night life, I'll save you the trouble of going here and being disappointed.

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you are coming out of state, be prepared for a lot of in state kids. There is no diversity and "Northerners" are viewed as outcasts. If you're looking for good nightlife, this is NOT the school you want to go to. If you don't know that many people here, odds are you won't like it here. I'm transferring mid-year; and other Northerners don't like it here as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus Is in Between – There are some strict rules when it comes to underage drinking and there is no drugs allowed in the dorms or you will be expelled. For the most part, they are very chill when it comes to our social lives.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity at North Carolina State University. Although it is considered a agriculture, there is a wide variety of people with different views and we get along great.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Bigger – Drinking is way more popular at NC State. A good portion of people are into smoking weed, but you do not have to if you do not want to. Don't worry about drug deals or anything sketchy because that doesn't happen here.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Think About Villages! NC State offers a lot of Living and Learning Villages that are normally located in the nicest dorms on campus. I lived in the the Arts Village my freshman year, and we were given free admission to fine arts performances and lived in the best dorms right next to the gym. Although you spend extra time doing activities for them, the rewards are great.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Everyone Fits in – North Carolina State has so many different majors that you really can be anything you want to be here. I find that classes are a lot easier here than surrounding Universities, and you still get a solid and noteworthy degree. Most professors are friendly, caring, and helpful. There is no way you can do bad unless you don't even show up! North Carolina State wants you to succeed and everyone is here for you.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not very strict. Residence hall doesn't put many restrictions on visitors.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Par Ties – Depends who you know. But it's generally easy to find a party on the weekends. fun fun fun

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Library :D – The library has everything you need except personal snuggies. You can check almost any type of electronic device out. You can reserve private study rooms for study groups before an important exam.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Process Runs Smothly – As a financial aid applicant myself I had a good experience with the process. It was fast and the school does most of the work for you as long as the deadlines are met.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: School Policies Are Strict – Unlike many schools NCSU actually enforces their policies and it is very strict on the punishments specially concerning alcohol. They will not take anything into consideration once the rules are broken, everybody is treated fairly.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Pool College of Managment – At NCSU once you are enrolled you are transferred to an specific college that specializes in your intended major. It had been very helpful to me because it allowed me not only to get to know the people I interact most during the day but also to know my professors and Deans. Also activities are done constantly to give information about career-related opportunities available for students such as clubs, career fairs and extracurricular activities. This is very important because it gives the feeling of being in a family and it gives confidence needed in such a big school.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Because of how specific my major is it is difficult to find scholarships I am eligible to apply for. I wish there were more scholarships offered that were specific to my major.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus Wolfline Bus – Buses are extremely reliable. You can check online where the buses are at their exact location.

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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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