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Reviews 2747 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Exactly what you'd expect on a college campus... Not outstanding but not terrible. Enough variety so you don't get too bored.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Close to everything, welcoming environment.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Trying to find a place off campus is absolutely ridiculous! The price to live in a one-bedroom apartment is constantly going up in price, and is really unaffordable for a college student. Even living with roommates is difficult! Pricing and availabilty is so crazy, I feel as if more financial aid should be considered for students living off campus!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Although the cost of the restaurants are slightly higher than most, the options are good. Compared to eating on campus, I would rather eat off-campus because the options are better and the cost isn't too much different. Eating on campus gets so expensive.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: If you have friends that live in an apartment, that is definitely the way to go. Or by the pool in the spring and summer months. However, downtown is fairly decent. The cost of going downtown is crazy a lot of the times unless there is a drink special. Uber and Lyft have definitely helped in taxi costs as well.

3 College Junior

Administration: NCSU does a wonderful job at protecting its students. I feel as if the administration sets policies that respect the students, as well as keep them as safe as they can. However, when it comes to snow days, the decision process is a little iffy.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It is often that you can talk to different people and get a different answer to the problems you are having. There have been many times that deadlines given have been different, and that seems to complicate the process.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Eating food on campus is a wonderful thing as long as you have a meal plan. For students who don't have a meal plan, it is kind of a rip off. It often times ends up being cheaper to go to Hillsborough street for high quality for the same price.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: As a freshman, living on campus is definitely the way to go! You are better able to be around people that are in similar situations (i.e. being away from home), and you are better able to join in on social activities. During my time in campus housing, I felt very welcome and was able to make friends a lot easier than when I moved off of campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have many friends who live off campus/who are living off campus next year. The prices are good, there are tons of options, and anyone can find an affordable place.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Since NC State is right near hillsborough street there are many places to eat

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have enjoyed a fair share of parties during my freshman year. If you want to go out, someone you know is probably going out and you can tag along. There are tons of parties downtown, at frats, at apartments/houses and off campus. It is very easy to find a party and if you can't you can always go clubbing.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus regulations aren't very strict. As long as you aren't running around blatently drunk they won't say anything. Many of the dorms are "wet" meaning you can have alcohol there if you're over 21. Most teachers don't count attendance as very much of your grade. If you get caught with drugs or alcohol you will be kicked out of housing. Parking is majorly annoying and if you park somewhere you aren't supposed to for 20 minutes they will slap on a ticket. All dorms have 24 hour visitation and anyone can come and stay whenever without any sort of check in.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you are over a certain point you will not receive any aid. If you think you won't get aid, you're probably right. If you are under a certain point you are forced to send in a large amount of paperwork to verify this. The process is absolutely horrible. However, If you really need aid you will recieve it.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus food is absolutely disgusting. You will like it for about 3 days and immediately get tired of every restaurant on campus. The dining all food can barely be called food and the "restaurants" at talley are very tiresome and boring.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus puts you in the middle of everything. There are always fun things to do whether you live on West Campus, East or Central. Central campus (Alexander, Turlington, Metcalf, Carol, Bowen) are the most lively and closest to the student center, gym and classes. However it can be louder here. West campus (Lee, Bragaw, Sullivan) have a lot of underclassman making it a good place to meet others and still be involved with a quieter atmosphere. East Campus is where the honors quad is, and non-honors people rarely live here. North Campus is pretty sketchy and I wouldn't recommend it. That is North Hall, Syme, Gold, etc. however the rooms are big and you will be close to main street. Avent Ferry and Wood are very far from campus and I wouldn't recommend these to freshman. However the rooms in Avent Ferry are very big.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Have had a lot of good experiences with off campus dining.

5 College Freshman

Administration: No complaints. Everyone here is helpful and friendly

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I have enjoyed the food on campus and haven't grown tired of it

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have had an excellent experience living on campus and have no complaints.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So many options for a variety of needs

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of local restaurants with cool atmospheres, love to eat out in Raleigh

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Greek life just changed all the rules so it's best to perigee with friends and go downtown.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Be sure to apply for scholarship both through your college and through the university as a whole, double scholarship opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: One Earth at Talley is the best food quality and Chic-fil-A in the Atrium is always good. The creamery has incredible icecream. Otherwise, i try to cook at home

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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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