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3 College Junior

Majors: I can't say too much on this topic simply because I was a re-admit student. When I initially started college I began in Engineering and that did not go too well for me. Advice would be just to keep your grades up, NEVER be rude to anyone (especially an academia) because you never know when you may need them, and network network network!!

3 College Junior

Administration: My only commentary would be on attendance. The attendance policy at NCSU is VERY strict. The teachers would drop you from a class in a heart beat if it's one where they take attendance by clickers (chemistry classes) or just smaller (less than 200 students) classes.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There's the Wolf Line and the CAT bus in the immediate area, then there's also the Amtrak. If you're a student the transportation office offers a GoPass, which let's students ride the city bus (CAT) for free. I think that's awesome.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The only time I've actually seen under aged drinking were at the "house parties". When I lived in the dorms I never say anyone smuggle alcohol, but I had heard commentary that people (underage) would have a few drinks.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The selection can be either cheap, small boarding with like 4 roommates, or you can upgrade to nicer areas like Cary and pay $700/month. It varies really, but it is up to the college student. I just recommend staying away from Avent Ferry Rd, the buses (both CAT and Wolfline) and just the traffic can be TOO much to bear when you're in a hurry.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Unlike some technical schools, the financial aid process is not worrisome. As long as you stay in contact with your financial aid counselor, submit your FAFSA on time, and KEEP YOUR GPA ABOVE 2.0, it's smooth sailing

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I like the fact that classes and the dining halls are super close. The gym is close as well, for those who like to work out. The RA's in the dorms are great, and there are some dorms that have an "apartment" feel to it. Of course, some dorms could use a larger bathroom space (Lee Hall!), however I enjoyed my experience. Talley Student Center as well as the Atrium and the Brickyard are the BEST places to be during "hustle and bustle" times.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Hillsborough streets tends to be a bit crazy sometimes

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I really like the off-campus options. Hillsborough Street is right across from the school with plenty of options such as Subway, Jasmin's Mediterranean, Chipotle, NY Pizza, and many more. My favorite on Hillsborough Street is Chipotle. Not far from Hillsborough is Western Boulevard, complete with a Bojangles, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Cookout, McDonald's, and so much more. Zaxby's is also within walking distance from the Hillsborough Street strip. I love off-campus options at this university.

5 College Junior

Academics: animal science is the best major, hands on and fun

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4 College Junior

Majors: Animal science major is great. you get to do lots of hands on activites

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3 College Junior

Majors: ive interned at a vet clinic. it was fun and I got experience

4 College Junior

Scholarships: its a fairly easy process and it went smoothly for me

3 College Junior

Weather: not bad weather except rain season is rough when you have to walk across campus

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: chipotle, planet smoothie, pizza, mitch's tavern, frozen yogurt, mediteranian, indian, kebabs,

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I really like the Raleigh area. I have grown up at the beach so I do not see myself choosing to live here over an area like my hometown, but I would not mind having the shopping and dining atmosphere around.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Our campus is pretty strict regarding drug and alcohol use. At big social events put on by the university or university affiliations, there are always cops on duty when needed but do not fully restrict the use of alcohol at events. As far as drugs, I am unaware of anything that goes on but I know it is something that is kept to a minimum.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The apartment complexes always throw lots of parties and is a great way to meet people, making it especially convenient for the complexes that you live in. Downtown is alright, but wish that there were more options closer to campus and more college friendly for those both younger and older than 21.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics overall are good, however I wish there was a way as a freshman not sure of what they're interested in to explore different career fields before choosing a major; one that didn't require different levels or different types of classes for each separate major.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am a varsity student athlete at NCSU and the facilities are great and well-maintained. I wish that the large sporting events were closer to/on campus but everyone attends and they bring together the students and the university.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The housing has been great. It is a very nice apartment complex with great employees and within relatively average distance from campus with a shuttle to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus shuttles do what they need to. We also have a Campus Cruizer program that is much cheaper than taxis and very helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: If they were more strict the campus would be boring.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The Southern, White, Christian student is still very common.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown, Hillsborough St, and Cameron Village have endless options.

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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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