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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: NCSU is a fantastic school, there's no doubt about it. The quality of instruction is very high, and almost all of the students actually put forth effort in their classes. Most students find the work challenging, but rewarding.

Personally, being of a more artistic bent, being surrounded by so many technically minded individuals can be a little stifling. Really, all this means is that I'm forced to go outside of my comfort zone to make friends -- when is that not a good thing? Still, people are usually respectful when I choose not to be social, and I appreciate that.

NCSU is also home to ROTC programs that represent the US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. It has a legacy of producing fine officers who go on to become generals in all four branches. I mention this because for the last two years, I have dedicated most of my time to participating as a cadet in NCSU's Air Force ROTC program. I have learned more about leadership, responsibility, and discipline in my two years there than I had in the nearly 19 years prior. Though I have recently decided to walk away from the program and the future that would have come with it, for personal reasons, I would not trade the experiences I had with AFROTC for anything in the world, and I will always treasure the relationships I formed as result.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The first college I went to was in the middle of nowhere so it was kind of boring. However, academically it was great and it also had a family feeling.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NC State is a great school. There a lots of things to do and get involved with, the campus is beautiful and its in a great location.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although NC State is a large university, you can make it as large or small as you need or want. There are large clubs and small mentor groups. It offers a challenging educational opportunity, but it's also a fun campus with lots of student activities.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NC State is the best place to be! The size allows you to find a niche where you the campus is made a little smaller. It's the best of both worlds.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Some options are good some are not. It really varies.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are options but you have to compromise with distance from campus.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Variety of places within walking distance. Lots of options.

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3 College Senior

Administration: Overall relatively strict policies on our campus.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Some scholarships are difficult to get. Very competitive environment.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Some of the housing areas are better than others. Options improve with seniority.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I would rather live on campus. It's less expensive depending on where you live.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: I dont really go out a lot but I DO NOT recommend the frat parties at all. Those things should be band.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: m;l jn hi ovuygy jhg o hgyg. ljfyyt hg gtufiut. ljhgi

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Apply for financial aid as early as possible. Especially if you're applying for scholarships.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: like I said it's great

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's college. There's always a party.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: From my experience RAs are typically lenient.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is comparable to most other schools.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Will not get anything if you aren't in poverty.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: They are building new apartments everywhere.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus allows you to meet many people and enjoy the facilities the campus has to offer.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: For those that are adventurous I highly recommend going to cameron village. Especially The Flying Biscuit they have delicious breakfast foods and southern cooking.Picco Italia is great if you are feeling italian food. K&W Cafeteria, Chik-Fil-A and Moe's Grill are there too if you want something familiar. Noodles & Company are always a good choice if you are not sure what you are in the mood for. There is even a really nice (slightly pricey) Brixx Pizza. Their Thai pizza is amazing! I haven't been everywhere yet though!

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It honestly depends on where you live and who you room with. The tucker and owen are not the best...or the cleanest. While Wolf Village is very nice with amenities and a bus to take you to your classes. However, you may only live there as a sophomore and up. There is also a great possibility that you will be living with 2-3 people you don't know in your apartment. Risk for conflict is high.

Bragaw has insect and rat problems. Lee has had an issue with bats. Just beware of certain areas and spray your room down to keep them at bay.

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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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