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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus administration is very reasonable and realistic considering it is a college campus. They are very strict on parking rules. Campus police seem to be friendly and available when needed. Alcohol is not monitored extremely closely, only when students are being blatant and stupid with it. Drugs are under control on campus. Have not seen or heard of any protests on campus. Visitation rules are very laid back.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It does not seem there is much financial aid available from the school. I applied, but the information on paperwork needed was not very straightforward. When applying for financial aid for the summer semester, I went in and talked to someone in the financial aid department; they were very vague with the details as well. I had to wait for a decision on financial aid until after the payment was due for tuition. It did not make much sense to me.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The only thing that really bothers me about the campus meal plan is the high price of eating in dining halls when just using dining dollars. It seems the equivalencies are pretty reasonable. And although the dining halls close early, Talley stays open a little later, so there is always that option.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The cost of on campus housing seems expensive, but it is reasonable compared to prices you will find for off campus housing considering the free laundry, social atmosphere, and close proximity to class buildings. The off campus dorm, University Towers, is actually where I stayed my freshman year. While University Towers is slightly more expensive and laundry is not free, you pay for the convenience of having a dining hall in your dorm and sharing a bathroom with only three other people rather than seven. But after seeing friends' dorm rooms, I would not have had a problem living on campus for my freshman year. I simply did not because my roommate was already committed to the off campus dorm. I also believe on campus housing lends itself to a more social atmosphere if you are open to it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great professors, great courses. Various programs!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NCSU tries the best to connect students with alumni and industry members. Career fairs are great. Career centers offer great services.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus crime, rubbery, sexual assault frequently occur... School should put more efforts in preventing them.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Go Pack! Although I am not very interested in athletics, it is awesome to see students becoming united.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Sexual harassment frequently occurs in fraternity groups...

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: We have many options from furnished to unfurnished apts. I wish they were more accessible to school bus stops. Costs are rising.. and rising...

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Chipotle is the best. The burger at Irish pub on Hillsborough street is cheap and very good.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I wish they are more strict in drinking in dorms, drug policies.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I think they should inform me if they need some documents... They never inform me unless I ask them.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It is okay... Tally are too expensive, considering the quantity and quality. Dining halls are good when they have events.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall, It is great. Clean dorms and bathrooms, ease of access to classes and dining halls.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off campus but a few friends have. They love it and are doing it again next year.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I've found some really great restaurants around here. Cost is kept within college student range. Many student discounts are given, mostly to those who have the one-card/debit combo.

5 College Freshman

Administration: I have not had a problem with administration here. Attendance is mandatory to be taken for 100 and 200 level courses; However, a lot of professors only take it a few times randomly throughout the year. Most take it every day but it still probably will not affect your grade in most classes. That is the only thing that is a little too controlled but it probably helps students get better grades.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't gone to any parties so I don't know. I usually just spend time with my friends and go out with them.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is a hassle and I ended up with the max amount of loans that a student is legally allowed to have here. I did receive grants and scholarships but it was still hard to get that money. However, NC State has a great reputation in the job market and the degree will probably make that money back for whatever job you end up getting.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The meal plans are great. There are so many places you can go, especially compared to other schools. However, the dining halls sometimes have some really exotic choices. You can always go to Talley or the Atrium if you want. I have the unlimited meal plan and I'm never hungry.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is great. Each time signing up, I have gotten my first choice in dorm and room. Its really easy to make friends and always kept very clean!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some great options real close by if you have the money. Some more sketchy options as you venture further from campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot on Hillsborough. Raleigh can be far if you do not have a car. Cost is average, something for everyone.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Administration picks and chooses its battle which what they want to deal with. For example, marijuana is not ever allowed for any reason, but there is no enforcement on visitation hours in dorms, which is totally acceptable by me.

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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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