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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed everything about State!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel I will have great career prospects

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My experience with housing has been great!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about greek life

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not a huge fan of sports but it is good here

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have really enjoyed all of my time there so far!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses are challenging and problem solving skills are emphasized more so than acquiring raw knowledge. Professors are engaging and passionate about their fields and this quality is contagious throughout classrooms and the student body as a whole.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NCSU has one of the best job placement programs in the country. Counselors and advisors strongly encourage students to obtain job experience in their field of study before graduation. Employers often come to campus for recruiting in the form of career fairs and mixers.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: After being at NCSU for just a year now, I have the feeling that a lot of the students know the difference in right or wrong and are very alert to campus events. In addition, campus police and safety services are very welcoming and help facilitate a safe environment for learning.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus, in my opinion, is one of the best scenarios for college living. You're no more than a 10 min. walk or bus ride from class and most of everything you need from dining halls to fitness centers and recreation are also within walking distance.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: NCSU has a great athletic culture on campus and even though some of the varsity teams aren't enjoying the best success the past couple of years, the enthusiasm and patriotism on campus towards the teams makes going to every game worthwhile.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At first, I was doubtful a large school such as NCSU could be a good fit for me. But after a visit, the small school feel and strong engineering school changed my perceptions about going to a large university.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life so I have very little opinion on the subject.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: As far as the focus on it is concerned, the school is well known for its athletics. The facilities available for said athletics make it wonderfully applicable to both athletes and non-athletes.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Despite being such a large school, my major is small. As a result, I have gotten to know everyone on a first name basis in said major so it is a very family-like experience in terms of major specific education.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Like in high school, the academic experience you have depends on the teachers. The teachers at NC State are considered to be very good. Most of the teachers that I have had have been fantastic. Of course there are a few teachers that just aren't very good, or don't connect with your style of learning. But in that case, there is always help from the tutoring centers, or you can find a study group from your class to find help. With it being a huge school, there are always a wide variety of classes and teacher you can take.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being one of the best schools for academics in the country, the job opportunities are great after college. Also, there is great student alumni connections. There are also several career fairs per year, featuring some of the biggest companies in the US and the best local companies coming to talk to students. The career services on campus is also helpful, and offers many opportunities, including assistance with finding jobs, externships, which are like job shadowing, and job interview/application and resume help.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus is completely safe. There are blue lights all over campus, which are large posts with a blue light on the top that have a button you can press to contact the police in case of an emergency. I have never felt unsafe walking around campus at any time of the day or night. There are almost always other people walking around. There is also a good contacting system. They send emails to all ncsu email addresses if there is a safety concern. In big emergencies, such as the tornado threat we had, there is a loud announcement broadcast system that can be heard all over campus. The only issues happen off campus. Being right next to a big city, there is a decent amount of crime nearby.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I enjoyed living on campus. It was very convenient for getting to class, eating, and going to the gym. It also was a cool way to meet new people. The rooms were small, but came with beds, desks, dressers, closets, clean bathrooms, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave. The bathrooms and halls were cleaned a few times a week, which was great. The RAs were a little annoying, but did their jobs. The dorms also offered TV lounges, laundry rooms, mail and package delivery rooms, and study lounges.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I decided not to rate it as its the best because many people have different experiences. My experience has been very good. I joined a fraternity and it was one of the best things I have ever done. I was lucky enough to find the right fit for me, and now I have a great group of brothers for life. The only issues I have had with it is how other people view my decision to join, since Greek life generally has a very bad reputation. The non-Greek attitude toward Greek life is pretty low at NC State unfortunately. I would also add that joining a fraternity/sorority is not for everyone, and unfortunately for NC State there are not very many sororities, but there are a huge number of fraternities. I would say overall that Greek life make a positive impact on the campus atmosphere and have improved my college experience. I would also like to add that fraternities do more than party, they raise money for charity, connect with alumni, and have secret rituals and brother-only events that are fun to be a part of.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The student involvement, fan support, traditions, tailgating, and game atmosphere at NC State is one of the best in the country. Outside of the stadiums is the best tailgating atmosphere in the nation every weekend. The student section is wild at every game. And of course, the school pride and team support covers campus and stretches out to all surrounding towns. The only downsides are that the football and basketball teams play slightly off campus, which means traveling is required. However this makes for better tailgating and less traffic. The other issue is that the teams are mostly mediocre, especially the football team. The basketball team has had a few good years. The baseball team is one of the best in the country every year.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love NC State. It is the perfect fit for me for many reasons. First, it is located in the amazing city of Raleigh, which is one of the best places to live in the United States, and is near my hometown. Also, it is one of the best schools in the country for my major, which is engineering. The school pride is very high, and it feels like a community that you can connect with. There are a lot of cool traditions and event around campus all of the time, including great college division 1 sports. There are a lot of cool buildings and places to hang out, like the libraries, gym, and student union. The greek life is solid on campus as well. It is also great because despite the size, there are many classes that have small sizes, and there are many opportunities to get one on one help, like at a tutoring center or with an advisor. There are also a wide range of clubs due to its size, which can also allow you to find your niche within the huge student body. I would recommend NC State to anyone.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Whenever I am on campus, I generally feel safe. There is a lot of campus security who are there to help with any of your problems/issues.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: In the suite bathrooms you have to bring a lot of your own things such as hand soap and other toiletries. The rooms aren't as big as you'd expect them to be. The social atmosphere in the suite is nice because you get to know a smaller amount of people. The housing process is ok, it is a tad bit confusing because you can apply for a residence hall or a village. If you apply for both you will be placed in a village instead of a residence hall. Also for the roommate selection process you can choose someone, but if you applied to live in a village and the roommate you asked for didn't. You will be placed with someone else. If this happens to you CALL THE HOUSING OFFICE!!!

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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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