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4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are many opportunities made available to me as a nutrition major. I get emails just about every day from my advisor and clubs that I am involved in.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am not currently too involved in the nutrition scene outside of class/clubs since I am only a sophomore but I would not change anything so far.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While I rarely see campus police, I know they still help and provide security to students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: As a nutrition major in a science-oriented school, there are many opportunities for me to get involved and gain more exposure for my major.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: This campus is very ethnically and religiously diverse and for the most part accepting of sexual differences, disregarding very conservative personal beliefs.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather here is pretty typical NC weather: crazy. One day it can be 70. The next day there will be snow on the ground.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Since I am under 21, I do not really go out to bars so I am not up to speed on the best places to go.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: NCSU is not known for its Greek life. Although it is easy to get into a sorority or fraternity here, the overall student population is here more for academics and is not all that partial to Greek life. while most of the chapter houses are "run-down", they are currently in the process of being rebuilt.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live, it can be a great experience or an awful one.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love the school spirit and support given by the students here at NCSU. As a former high school cheerleader, I love seeing how involved in sports students are.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are so many locations including three dining halls and three fast food style cafeteria locations. Plus there are an abundance of connivence stores where you can use flex dollars/ dining dollars. There are also a lot of options for students with restricted diets. All eating locations also mix up their menus to ensure variety. The locations are all very well designed and decorated, making it a fun place to eat and hang out. It's not mom's home cooking, but it's close!

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4 College Freshman

Weather: It's very hot during the summer and can get very cold in the winter. Perfect for someone wanting a mixture of the North and South.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Having a personal computer here is extremely important. Teachers assign homework and provide extra support via website programs. Some classes even expect students to bring their own computers to class for in-class work and taking notes.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The CHASS Program (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) at NCSU is a fantastic program with wonderful teachers who all are passionate about what they are teaching. Sometimes people look down on CHASS majors because of the University's strong background in the Math and Sciences, especially Engineering, however the University provides the CHASS program with lots of extra resources too.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love my major! I have high expectations for myself, possibly attending law school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: University housing is something you have to research. There are certain dorms that are better for certain things. Dorms that are closer to the main attractions, such as classes and food, have smaller rooms whereas dorms that are farther away have larger rooms.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The University is dedicated in making sure students attend class, so most classes take attendance and deduct points when you miss a certain number of classes. This certainly motivates me to attend class when otherwise I might not.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are security risks that are associated with all colleges in bigger cities. These risks mostly occur when people do not use common sense or walk alone late at night. If you have to walk alone late at night, there is a campus escort service that will take you to your car or back to your dorm.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Only certain Greeks are allowed housing on this campus and those Greeks are pretty strict who they allow to come to their parties. If you want to be apart of that scene, it's available and you will have many options. But just as equally if you don't, there are still plenty of options and things to occupy your time.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my major. It's very enlightening and useful in my everyday life. I want to be in the community helping people with low incomes live happy and healthier lives. I don't have any concerns about finding a job because the field of Nutrition is ever growing and there will always be a demand for experts in this field.

3 College Junior

Administration: As long as you're not doing any harm to anyone else or yourself, administration is not that bad. But with organizations, sometimes it's hard to find venues to convene and also there are a lot of rules in regard to food for your event.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Being that this is still the south, there are many cases of prejudices and discrimination, but because it's a college campus you are lucky enough to find some that look like you and been through the same things.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Many of our varsity teams are pretty high up in the league and most of NC State has the best pride around!

3 College Junior

Local Area: There are a lot of State official buildings because it is the capital but that also allots for lots of museums and historical attractions.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options available off campus and the cost can vary based on how close the housing is to campus. Overall living off campus is great but every now and then it can get loud from parties, but not too loud. Some places could be a little worrying with safety, but for the most part they all seem safe. Parking is pretty good, you have to pay in some places, but it is not too expensive. Buses run often and are very easy to use and get to class on time.

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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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