Raleigh, NC
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$21,661 ($8,206)
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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Academics: Biological Sciences- Concentration Human Biology – Being a biological science major encompasses a difficult curriculum full or chemistry, physic, biology, and human anatomy and physiology classes. It is a field that prepares you for any health care related career. This degree is under the CALS department at NC State which offers numerous opportunities for jobs, internships, and research. Research is huge at NC State and the advisors and professors are always willing to help you find more research opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is entirely decided upon a need and grade basis. Other than making good grades there is little you can do to recieve financial aid from this school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus is all talk and no action. They seem to care about drugs and alcohol, however people are rarely busted.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Lower Class Man Life. The dorms are average here at North Carolina State University. However, the life her isn't so great. There isn't to much to get out and do apart from the gym and food. There needs to be more social events. The beginning of the semester was just fine, but the campus seems to be lacking of life throughout the rest of the year.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Engineering and Vet – NCSU is well known for its engineering and vet program. Though any degree from NCSU is a good one. The frats on campus are pretty decent and there is always something going on. Never a dull moment here.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: University Towers Scandle – I dont know how popular drugs are around the school, but I do know that many students got kicked out of University Towers dorm for smoking pot. Drinking, however, is very popular

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the Tucker FYC dorm and I really enjoy it. The rooms are big enough for my roomate and I to share and not too cramped. All the dorms are close to central campus and is only a short walk from any class or dining option.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive financial aid help. The best tip is to get the fasfa done as soon as possible.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Our school is only delayed &/or closes early for bad winter weather. Our school rarely closes for bad winter weather.

4 College Freshman

Parking: I have a car on campus, mostly for driving off campus to home & work. I park right at my dorm, which is great, & I can always find a parking spot. The cost for a yearly parking pass was very reasonable.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pretty Good! State has many oppurtunites for experiences and clubs, however they are mostly at night.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: To get my financial aid for NC State University, I fill out a FAFSA and used those awards towards my college education. I still had to take out some loans and my mom had to pay the rest. I did not receive all of the money that I was hoping on getting.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are many activities that students can get involved with at night. There are many bars and clubs in downtown Raleigh. Students without cars are able to take campus transportation downtown and oly have to walk a block or two to your destination. There are also on campus and off campus parties that students are able to attend.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options for off-campus housing here at NC State University. The have an apartment complex called college inn that is the closest to campus. They have security guards that walk the halls nightly to insure safety and they have a parking garage for the residents. There are many other apartment complexes near campus that I am not that damiliar with, but I have heard nothing but good comments about them. The only bad thing I've heard about living off campus id that you would have to have your own transportation unless there is public transportation nearby or a shuttle that will take you to campus from your apartment.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: While you will receive money if you need it, it is no where close to what your tuition bill comes out to be.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: While the dining halls don't always offer the tastiest meals, there is always something to eat.
Lots of students like going to eat at the Student Center or various other places to eat all over campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: NC State is located in the heart of Raleigh and is surrounded by numerous attractions that exhibit the Wolfpack spirit.
From dining on Hillsborough St which runs next to campus, to shopping and eating in Cameron Village, a few minutes from campus, there is always something going on.
Football is a huge deal at the school and you should definitely go to the games! Make sure you support the Pack and boo against our rival school, the UNC Tarheels.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Definitely Some Lookers – There is quite the mix of social scenes, and I love walking through the brickyard so I can see all the people. There are definitely some hot guys around. ;) The girls, mostly dress nice and they look nice, but personality tends to leave a bit to be desired.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I still need money for school and I am still looking and applying for scholarships.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Athletic Center – I feel that the center has a variety of options when it comes to health and wellness, physical fun, and stress relieving.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Computer Access – It is crucial to have your own individual computer. It would be such a hassle to have to go to a computer lab and printing place for every assignment due. Although they are easily accessible and very nice facilities, it'd be a pain.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Consider the Middle Class – My family would be considered "middle class" but my dad lost his job during the recession and I had applied for financial aid before he had lost his job so we didn't qualify. Once we did it was hard to get in contact with the right people but after about 2 months I was able to talk to someone.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: At the beginning of my freshman year I was raped off campus and the administration tried to play it off because the guy was a park scholar. They only questions they asked me were if I had been drinking and if I was only upset because I lost my virginity. Only after the police took pictures of my bruises did they give him a slap on the wrist by making him move out of the dorms. And I also got charged for underage drinking and received a first offense by the school, even though it was off campus and the police said they weren't going to charge me because of the nature of the crime.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Lots of Diversity – There is an accletic group of students which stems from the school of agriculture and the school of engineering. Not all the teachers are reliable for assistance, about 1/4 of the time when I have tried to contact my professors they blow me off or defer my answer for a long period of time. The workload varies from each department, ie) the college of engineering has much harder workload than the college of humanities and social science.

4 College Senior

Athletics: IM and club sports have anything anyone could ever want to do, and if they don't, you can create it! The varsity sports are pretty big too. Everything but men's basketball and football is on campus so it's real easy to catch a game after studying. Great campus interaction!


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Matthew J. Cote
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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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