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Reviews 2334 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Majors: I had no challenges or troubles getting to the biology department. The most important criteria would be grades and proving you're a well-rounded student. State isn't all about your brains but, also you as a person. No abnormal processes.

3 College Junior

Majors: My program is a challenging one being the science department is filled with many intelligent people who do a lot of research. I enjoy it a lil bit only because it is very hard. The workload and curriculum is tough. It is easy to find internships and jobs in the field of study though.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have been in a predicament where I felt unsafe. There are so many emergency buttons everywhere so if anything did happen, I would be able to contact help. Campus crime is to a minimum and when there is crime its usually a robbery or something of someone who walked alone in a dark area.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wouldn't trade NCSU for any other school in the world. The atmosphere, the people, and teachers all make it the best school. I have never encountered a rude person, or an event that was lame. Everything is live, sparked, and filled with State pride.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I have had some issues in the pass with financial aid including them needing lot of excess paperwork to prove my financial need for assistance. I had to send in numerous doctor bills and household bills just to show them.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have never seen anyone directly participate in drugs or alcohol on campus. Some of our dorms are wet dorms but, people are discrete and private about that part of their life.

5 College Junior

Athletics: There is so much school spirit and pride when it comes to varsity sports. Everyone shows love to our teams no mater win or lose.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is so friendly and open to diversity. There is no judgement from people and we all have the one thing in common, we love State and yearn to beat UNC.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Everything is great in all categories!

5 College Freshman

Weather: Raleigh weather is typically warm-it doesn't get too cold!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are lots of options. Dining halls are pretty healthy. Meals at Talley usually go over the equivalency, which is very annoying.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people drink, but no one will pressure you to if you don't want to. Drinking citations are very easy to comeby, and drugs in dorms are usually taken pretty seriously.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Raleigh has tons to do! The area has many sights downtown and lots of shopping/sports events.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Workload for Nutrition Science major is difficult but doable. Faculty members are very available and helpful for course advising, internship/job opportunities, and help in general.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Hillsborough St and Western Blvd offer tons of cheap options within walking distance to campus. Cameron Village and Downtown Raleigh provide excellent food for more money.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is very strict during the school day. Spots are very limited, sometimes far away, and permits are pricey.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NC State is a unique school where anyone can find their niche, group, desired major, course of study, and desired living situation. The school caters to any life goals and desires. There's truly something for everyone, and somewhere for anyone to fit in!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to choose from off-campus to eat. The problem is choosing where to go! There are great local places, and there are still a few I have yet to go to, and all the common chain restaurants. However, after games, if you want to eat out, good luck with waiting in line, because everyone likes to go to the same places after a game (Cookout, Bojangles, McDonald's, etc.).

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of places to live just off of campus! This upcoming fall will be my first semester off-campus and I really like the place we are living at. My three roommates and I all each have our own room and bathroom. The cost is also very nice, a big reduction from the price of living on campus. Also, our landlord seems lie a great guy and he's done a lot for us already to hook us up with a place. I'm very excited and would suggested living off-campus at least for one of the years you are in college.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: So since I don't drink I don't know much about nightlife, but I hang out with my friends a lot, even at night, and we are able to find something fun to do on any given night.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Honestly, I could tell you a thing about Greek Life. I don't drink or party and I feel like that is half of their entire college life so I have nothing in common with them. I feel like they think they are better than everyone else, which bugs me, and they all dress the same! But I know that's not just an NC State thing. I don't like Greek Life in general. You can have fun without drinking all the time.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Honestly, our fan base easily overshadows how well our teams actually perform, but that's okay because it really helps our teams during games and it shows that we have a lot of pride in our school. I know for a fact that our athletes are spoiled because their facilities are nice, their dining hall is a step above the others, and I feel like they get new free equipment everyday. In short, we really care about our athletes at NC State.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: For me, getting financial aid is easy to get. However, getting a scholarship outside of financial aid is very hard. I have yet to receive a scholarship through NC State and I have applied fro quite a few. I am assuming that it is because it is just really competitive.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: North Carolina weather in general is crazy. On Monday it could be perfect outside with sunshine and a calm breeze, but then Wednesday it could be snowing and you have to miss classes the next day. You never know what's going to happen so just make sure you have all kinds of clothing throughout the entire year.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never experienced anything personally that would make me question the safety of NC State, but we do get quite a few crime alerts each semester. However, they tend to be things that could have been prevented if the students were more cautious (after all we do live in the city limits). There have been two or three cases where students were actually robbed and that's where I begin to worry but our campus police are very quick about finding and catching the offenders.


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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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