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3 College Senior

Transportation: The bus system is good

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1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty bad. Its overpriced and s****y quality. Parking is horrible everywhere and you are guaranteed to get towed if you don't have a parking permit or are in one of the 10 visitor spots per complex, which fill up every single night and weekend. Most are far from campus (not walking distance) and getting to campus without a car is a chore.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Its a campus of 30,000+ students, there is a huge variety. Lots of geeks, frat-boys, and rednecks. You won't feel weird if you are in a relationship nor will you feel left out if you aren't in one.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I would probably attend again because its the best engineering school in the state and has an awesome outdoor program, BUT I would have applied to and considered other schools more.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: Not a lot of options, especially if you are underage, but there are good bars in Raleigh if you are older, have a bit more money and are just looking for chill conversation with your friends.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in Lee and Wolf Village when I was on campus. SO far from class. In Lee, the rooms were tiny, the bathrooms constantly getting messed up (shower not turning on, off, draining, etc) and elevators getting stuck. The laundry was usually incredibly crowded and at least a quarter of the machines broken at all times, but unless another student was nice enough to put a sign on it, there was no indication and you would waste your money on a washer that didn't drain or spin after the load or a dryer that wouldn't dry. The dorm rooms I saw in Metcalf were smaller and Wood is far away but has a nice common area to hang out in.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't huge on campus, but its definitely noticeable.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Most places around offer student discounts, though most places around that are not in the immediate vicinity are also a little pricier.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: Really close to downtown Raleigh. The first Friday of every month the city of Raleigh puts on an event downtown that's super fun to go to. Baseball and Hockey are the biggest local sports. Local attitude towards my student status is indifferent and in most places away from the immediate vicinity of campus students are not the majority. Club and concert scene may not be the best, but lots of great breweries and bars in the area that serve good beer.

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2 College Senior

Academics: The mechanical engineering advising/registration process is a pain in the ass and you don't actually get advised if you need it until well after class sign up has begun. Many majors require the same ISE course for graduation, yet only one section of it is offered per semester.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Most professors are friendly and its easy to take classes "just for fun" that are outside your degree requirements.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: I haven't eaten on campus in 3 years so I am not sure, but the dining halls had very limited options and poor quality. It is difficult to eat healthily using meal equivalency.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: There is obvious alcohol and weed usage around campus, even in class, but there is little peer pressure to partake if you don't want except at tailgates.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The health center is good. You can usually get an appointment within the next day or two if you need, though there are also walk-ins available. The pharmacy is also easy to work with. Expect to have to wait around a lot during appointments. The counseling center is VERY hard to get an appointment with, even if you are already a regular patient with a counselor.

As far as saftey, the cops aren't very visible on campus, but easy to reach if you need them. There are many "blue light" emergency phones around. The biggest saftey concerns are walking alone at night -- especially on engineering campus if you stay late to work on a project -- and homeless and/or sketch guys on Hillsborough St -- especially near Sadlacks.

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2 College Senior

Scholarships: They lost a form I submitted to them. Otherwise, pretty alright.

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3 College Senior

Technology: There are a lot of computers, but they tend to be slow and if its near exams, good luck finding one. The printing on campus is expensive, but they recently upgraded the system so that you can print on a computer and have 12 hours to go to the printer, where you will swipe your student id card and then hit print -- no one can steal or throw away your work! There is no wifi in the dorms unless you bring your own router.

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3 College Senior

Weather: Its not very cold or snowy in the winter, which is nice. If there is even an inch of snow, classes will probably be cancelled. In the summer it is extremely hot and humid and pollen is a big problem around campus (pollen + bricks = slick walking surface). Actually water + bricks is just asking for people to fall.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: I am not personally invested in the athletics, but varsity sports (Men's Basketball and Football) are a big factor and students are very involved in attending games.

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3 College Senior

Parking: There is not much need for a car on campus IF you have a meal plan and don't need to grocery shop often. Parking is pretty far away from dorms and classes usually and permits are pretty pricey. After 5 anyone can park in employee spaces, but they fill up WAY fast until very late. If you park somewhere you aren't supposed to, expect to be ticketed.

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3 College Senior

Campus Quality: The engineering campus is far away from main campus and as such feels very isolated.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: The student center currently sucks, but we are in the process of rebuilding it so soon it should be better. The new library are great! BRICKS EVERYWHERE... which isn't inherently bad except for the lack of really nice green space near a lot of dorms.

The athletic centers are awesome! There is the 3 story rec center and 3 story Carmichael gym with great amenities. You can take lots of fitness classes- most of which do not require extra payment- and the university's Outdoor Adventure program has subsidized trips you can take as well as rent gear for fun outdoor excursions!

3 College Senior

Diversity: Mostly white kids, but I've never witnessed anyone being treated differently due to racial background, economic background or sexual orientation. Being an overall conservative school, I do overhear some non-acceptance of different political beliefs and religious beliefs. If you go on the engineering campus you will not find many women, black or hispanic people.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus, but I know there are some struggles with finding close parking as a freshman.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Talley (the student union center) is great--there's a mexican place, a sandwich place, a diner, and a pizza place, and the dining halls are decent. Pretty good for college food!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus but I've seen some off-campus housing and it seems to be pretty average.

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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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