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Reviews 2734 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I do feel safe on campus but i feel like it should be lit up more in many areas this way it would feel more safer.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining is great because there is a lot of variety and many different types of cuisine. Also is is really cost efficient.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is incredible in Sullivan hall because it is suite style and you are able to interact with many different people and the social atmosphere is amazing.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is very convenient because it is really close to campus and parking in not a hassle there is public transportation to and from and cost efficient.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Raleigh is awesome! Would love to live here for awhile.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Love the gym and sports and clubs are great too. Go Pack!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm life was okay. I loved the convenience of it to my classes and everything.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It was good for me, though engineering is competitive to get into.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Everything is good with me. My RA was great and so is everyone else.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat out a lot but when I do I always go somewhere good.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love this place! So many opportunities and I'm learning so much.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe and there are emergency boxes that you can make calls from if you feel threatened.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Centennial Campus has a lot of employers in the engineering and science fields, and downtown Raleigh has employers in other fields. The alumni network seems pretty strong, and the career services center seems good. I'd say an education from NC State is pretty good.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are a few shopping centers within five minutes' walk of campus, and downtown Raleigh is straight down Western and Hillsborough street. Buses will shuttle you to downtown at least one route a day. Fayetteville Street always has something going on.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: English majors have the option of taking the professional internships course, ENG 350, which I would highly recommend. You are on your own for finding an internship. Some of my classmates worked for magazines, G105, or in office environments. The internship course covered resumes, interview tips, and cover letters, and introduced us to a number of professionals in the public and private sectors. Many of the internships are not paid, and you are required to complete 120 hours of work to pass the class.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Most of the campus crimes are from burglaries and happen when students leave their car or dorm room unlocked. Sexual assault is taken seriously and there are very few incidents, less than three a year. Campus safety officers are approachable and capable of answering questions/concerns. Wolf Alerts are practically useless, since any crime committed within State's grounds doesn't get disseminated until way after the fact, and people usually get information from Yik Yak, Twitter, or the news.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: NC State's wifi is only available for rooms nearest the lounge--if you're living on the end of the hall, get a router or ethernet cable. Social atmosphere depends on the dorms. Tucker and Owen are for freshmen only, and they along with Turlington and Alexander are known for parties. All rule enforcement depends on the RAs, since there's a good mix of strict and chill ones. Dorms are small and the communal bathrooms in hall-style dorms are awful on weekends with visitors and hangovers. I would recommend suite-style dorms for getting to know eight people well, but hall-style allows you to socialize with more people.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Win or lose, Carter-Finley stadium is always loud with cheers and applause for the football team. Men's basketball is pretty popular, too. Both of these are popular but the stadiums are off-campus, making games a chore to go to. Buses from football games are a nightmare, and you're honestly better off walking back to campus. Athletes do get special treatment, including an indoor practice facility for the football team, athletes-only dinner at Case dining hall, and expensive swag from sponsors.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I hear more people complain about parking enforcement than anything else. I lived in a dorm that has a reputation for drugs and underage drinking, but if campus police dealt with it, I heard nothing about it. There is a strict policy about hazing here, though.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: All the Greek housing is off-campus, with some chapters living in modified dorm rooms in a roundabout or in run-down houses five minutes from campus. It's moderately big, with rush clogging up the roads sometimes. You can definitely see the Greek letters on the sidewalks and in the Free Expression tunnel, but no one's gonna pressure you to join.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a mix of fast-food and unique local spots, with cheap and expensive restaurants thrown in. Most of the fast food is on one end of main campus while the local places are on the other end. But the fast food places you can get to only by walking at least fifteen minutes, so that's not exactly convenient. Highly recommend Mitch's Tavern and Players' Retreat on Hillsborough--great, cheap local places with good food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like my residence hall, and my room is at the end of the hall, so it's a bit bigger than the other ones, so I'm happy. But my residence hall is set up better than other ones on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Hillsborough St. has a pretty good variety of sit-in restaurants and Western Blvd has all the fast food. Cameron Village is close by, and there are pretty good places there too. There's a Harris Teeter!!!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can usually find a kickback somewhere on the weekends depending on who you know. But on the weekends, ESPECIALLY around breaks, downtown is poppin'.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some classes are GREAT, and some are the OPPOSITE. But that comes with any university. Overall, it's been a pretty good experience so far.

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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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