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Reviews 2734 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Academics: I've taken a variety of good and bad classes. If I had to callout one issue it would be class size--especially for freshman courses. First year is the pivotal time for students to gain comfortability and nothing is more intimidating than a classroom with 500 students and a teacher who has to simply shout at the masses.

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3 College Senior

Parking: Parking for the most park is rather decent, then again, I park in the Perimeter lots which are usually not very full. If you live in Wolf Village it isn't too difficult to find a spot, but if you live in a dorm in the middle of campus, it can be rather hard to find a spot. The Wolfline bus system mitigates some of these hassles though. The cost would appear to be on average with most other universities, but again, it depends on the type of parking pass you want. Passes like the perimeter pass are easy to come by, but the coliseum deck pass can be nearly impossible to get due to the convince of the lot and the amount of people who sign up to get that pass. Just depends where you need to park at. Personally, I'd just get a perimeter pass and take the Wolfline into campus. Easier than driving around for 20 minutes or more trying to get a spot on campus (weather can be a problem though obviously).

3 College Senior

Academics: I wouldn't say there are any unique perks or aspects of being a Communication major at State. One draw back of being a student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) is that you must wait until you are a Senior and be in good academic standing before you can take an internship class that allows you to get internships that provide you with academic credit. I feel that this hurts us COM majors because we lose potentially 1-2 years of real world job experience having to wait until the final year of our schooling. It isn't very helpful to say the least.

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4 College Senior

Academics: I have only been at NC State for a semester now, but I have to say that my advisor was extremely helpful in getting me registered in the right classes. Transferring from a two-year college can be a jarring process, but I was able to get into the right classes due to his help. I would also have to say nearly all of the employees are friendly and willing to help you with anything you have a problem with. The professors are a different story. Some are helpful, and some don't want to see students whatsoever. Depends on the professor. But overall it is a great school.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The police force is very strict but there are few officers.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug safety at North Carolina State University is not that well known. They don't really hack down on the students drug activity.

4 College Freshman

Majors: It's awesome! NC State has one of the best engineering programs in the my state so i feel honored!

3 College Freshman

Majors: Take good science classes and show an interest in your major!

3 College Junior

Diversity: We have a very diverse student body. There are constantly new foreign exchange, study abroad, and international students joining our university all the time. We also have students of many different races, religions, ethnicities, etc.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: apartments are available, although I have only stayed in a dorm, so I can't give allot of advice.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: problem with mold in my room, by the air conditioner

3 College Junior

Parking: costly to park on campus, but a car is helpful to get around town

3 College Junior

Academics: everything is done on the computer. You have to make an effort to meet with your advisor and professors to find out important info.

3 College Junior

Administration: School is so big that it is hard to know. I haven't had to deal with this, except I do know that they will put you on academic warning if your grades get below a certain level.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am going into my program this year. I was in the First Year College my first year. I would like to be a Physician's Assistant as my career goal.

3 College Junior

Majors: communication about the process was not good. I was in the First Year College, going into the Biochemistry program. My advisor didn't tell me that I had to set up an appointment to interview with the head of that department. I found out on my own by asking allot of questions. My advice is to ask allot of questions.

3 College Junior

Majors: First Year College - I was in this the first year. My advisor had me taking a much harder physics class than needed. It was near the end and she knew what I was going to major in, but I don't think that she knew the classes well enough to make good choices when it comes to choosing classes.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Theres definitely a good amount of attractive women at State. Ive yet to go to a party where theres been a shortage of hot girls so theres always someone to meet. Theres every kind of girl you could imagine, but most are good looking and intelligent. Theres a pretty big hook-up culture at State, but there some people who manage to make a steady relationship out of it. Dating freshmen year is usually not in your best interest though, I suggest having fun and being free first year.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Im not a greek member, but I did rush and went to frat parties quite often freshmen year. A lot of fraternities have real cool guys in them and are fun to party at, but of course there are a couple bad apples. I'd definitely suggest rushing and pledging if your interested, the community is awesome and theres a great connection between the members, just make sure your confident with your decision. Greek life has two main areas, Greek Row and Greek Court. Greek Court is really nice and is getting new houses built for the next couple years. Greek Row is a little less nice, but still frat houses. Frats have the best tailgating set up ever, they're super close to the stadium and do their tailgates all out.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: NC State is pretty well diversified, of course with the student body as large as it is, it would be hard not to. I come from a small rural town an hour away from Raleigh, so there wasn't much diversity at all in my high school. State has a lot of different people, not only from North Carolina but from all over the United States and the world. Its surprisingly easy to find your niche in such a big school full of different people though. People have their beliefs and opinions about things, but everyone I've met is very open minded and accepting of people and often interested in their beliefs.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There always seems to be a computer available where ever you go. The library can be pretty packed but you can usually find a private covey with one if you need. I live at the Avent Ferry complex, and it has a pretty nice lab with both Macs and PC's and plenty of room. Whenever I've needed a desktop computer there was always a lab in the building somewhere and the computers were relatively up to date. Printing is a pain, and I always had to go to a lab to do so until I got my own printer, which I highly recommend. Wireless is good, I've never had a big problem with it and with a router you can put wireless in your dorm. I definitely recommend having a personal computer, I don't know of anyone who didn't have a laptop.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live ten mins away which is really five for me and my complex is brand new and I have everything I want without the hassle of campus life...I've already went to another college and lived the dorm campus life and even then I had to get my own place.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Pros - relatively cheap
Cons - you get what you ask for - lost checks, stabbings, shoot, robberies (all at wolf creek apartments)

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5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: MACs are everywhere. The new library is awesome. You can find free places to print.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Most of the teachers instruct and could care less if the students actually understand the material.


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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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