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Reviews 2734 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Majors: The only thing that I would be able to do is shadow teachers and student teach in schools. The school does a good job at finding places for students to student teach and do well.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my major. The professors are amazing and they are very open and willing to help a student if they ask for it. The workload is for the most part manageable if you keep up with the work. I look forward to going to class because for the most part teachers make it fun and try to make it as interesting as possible.

4 College Junior

Majors: I spent the first part of my college career in a major that I did not like at all. So if I could I would change that. I could have graduated earlier and I could taken more classes related to my future career. I want to be a high school history teacher and my main concerns for this job is really only the teacher pay. North Carolina has one of the lowest pay rates for teachers and I am worried about paying off my college.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It is about average here for both. You get some good and bad looking people. for the most part though there are mostly good looking people.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: My school has a campus-wide bus system that has many stops located throughout campus. Riding these buses are free for everyone. Buses come around to each stop every 15 minutes. Furthermore, my school uses an application that tracks buses, so you know when buses will arrive to your stop and their locations around campus. If we need to get to places further than these areas, students can also apply with the school to get a free card that we can use on city buses that do require a fee. Overall, my school's transportation system is excellent!

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus myself, it is nice being able to have a car to drive places without having to pay for a meal plan or a parking pass. Having a buses that go off campus to pick students up and drop them off at designated stops on campus is extremely convenient and useful. The only downside is not being able to simply walk to the library at any time you want. Furthermore, most of the students who live off-campus generally live within the same area. This is awesome in terms of safety and feeling comfortable with the people who live around you.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: During the daytime, I feel pretty safe walking by myself. However, due to the number of non-students who linger on the edges of campus, I try to stick in groups, especially during nighttime. It is nice to have the perk of having safety escorts, whether it is to drive you to the dorms or simply to walk you to the parking deck at night.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: good stuff, just not too much realy close

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: In my case it hasn't been a problem

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4 College Junior

Academics: Professors are great, +/- not too hard

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3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not huge into them, but others are

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4 College Junior

Majors: Russian (my minor) is present but not huge

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3 College Junior

Technology: About what you'd expect from a university

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3 College Junior

Transportation: schools good, city's not so much

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Makes really no difference, most aren't.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am grateful for what I did receive for financial aid, but my parents are still putting my younger brother and sister through school and my little sister's tuition is almost as much as my college tuition -- so I know it's been hard for them. In terms of tips for financial aid, apply for everything even if you're not sure if you qualify. Do not wait until the last minute to apply, and if you must write essays, save time by tweaking an essay that you've already written. Follow-up and call the offices to find out if you've received aid and what you can do while you wait to hear.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The school is pretty strict but for good reason - they help to make sure that we are making the best of our experience. Although, I never thought I'd have to attend every single class at college, and face penalty if I did not have a documented excused absence.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is a little bipolar. At one point I was actually looking forward to a day of 30 degrees weather!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The cost is okay, but the off-campus dining options are very convenient and relatively close. I only know of one dining option that offers student discounts; it would be great if some of the other options offered discounts as well. There are a lot of pizza options but you can variety along Hillsborough as well. The best places to check out are Chipotle, Zaxby's, Mike's Subs, and I Love NY Pizza (which is the best because you can get two huge slices of yummy pizza for a very good price - I forget how much it is, but is definitely college-student friendly).

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I don't really hear about the area attractions or cultural events or recreation, but it is not hard to find something fun to do. I feel safe most of the time, and I love taking advantage of the transportation facilities, mainly to go shopping at the very nice shopping center/mall. And the local attitude towards the students is a good one.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Its fine. People could be a bit more accepting

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Need better parking and bus stops

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing can either be great or terrible depending on the other students in you're dorm. There isn't that much to do in the dorms, but they're close to the gym so there's usually a lot to do.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's a very common thing to see people who go out and drink. Most of them will peer pressure you into going with them, but if you stand your ground and let them know you're not drinking then they'll stop.

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4 College Junior

Majors: It's actually pretty difficult to get into some of the majors. It's becoming more and more difficult, but if you work hard freshman year you should be able to get into most schools of your choice.

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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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