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Reviews 2734 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Lots of options. Not the roomiest rooms you'll ever see, but not bad. I love living in central campus because it's closest to classes. Some just got renovated recently (Bragaw, Sullivan). Syme has the biggest rooms. Housing isn't too hard to come by. You sign up online.

4 College Junior

Majors: I'm a biology major at NC State. I love it! My adviser is great. The people at the career center are always there to meet my needs. My professors are all very helpful and knowledgeable about their subjects. Biology majors have to take 4 semesters of chemistry, plus biochemistry, microbiology, 2 semesters of physics, as well as math and gen ed courses. It's a great program that makes one well-rounded. As far as internship opportunities, the possibilities are endless. I did mine at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, which is a 5-10 minute drive from NC State.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There's a campus bus system, the Wolfline, to get you around campus. It's free. There are buses during the day as well as at night. There's even one that can pick you up in Raleigh at certain stops at night. Students can get a free GoPass to ride the city bus to Raleigh. If you're somewhere on campus at night and you don't want to walk home alone, you can call the campus police non-emergency number to get a police escort. If you live in NC there's a good chance the Amtrak train stops near your hometown. I've ridden it to and from Raleigh with no problems.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The student body is predominantly white, but the university does put a large emphasis on diversity and acceptance. There are many active and vocal minority groups on campus (GLBTCA, women's services, Black and Asian student groups) dedicated to representation. While most students are white, it is not an overwhelming majority and looking around campus will generally give you a good view of people of many different races, ethnicities and religions.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Despite being a very qualified student and going after many merit based as well as financial need based scholarships, it's impossible to receive the help I need and I get very little from financial aid. Looking forward to a decade of paying off student loan debt.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: As a non-Greek, I'm barely aware of Greek life when they aren't trying to sell me baked goods. And that's how I like it. Greek life is fairly unobtrusive if you're not interested in it and I don't tend to hear horror stories about it, so it's fine by me.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I learned a TON from my internship. It was the best experience ever.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It prepared me to become a MSW student. Great program!

4 College Junior

Administration: Police and room advisors are strict. When a student gets a first offense they are sent to the Resident Director and possibly the STudent Conduct Board for further consequences.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Some concerns regarding non-students who come onto campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The student health center provides a lot of good quality medical programs to meet students' needs.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's this great sushi place where it's BOGO. There are also plenty of sports bars and fast food restaurants they serve late.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: They're just so many different types of people that you are going to meet people of similar interests and different ones as well. However, everyone does understand how to be polite and everyone has their ego in check.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's not worth the price for those small rooms. It's cheaper to get an apartment. However the dorms are on main campus and closer to the dining halls.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: They don't give you as much money as you'd think, leaving me broke.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are all pretty old. But they try to renovate them regularly. It's great to live there your first year at least to get to know people who live in your dorm. I lived in a hall and it was fantastic. But I don't plan on living in a dorm for my junior and senior years.

3 College Senior

Weather: The campus is very large, so local weather can impact it a lot. The bus system is alright so you can get around the edges of campus and from off campus if you need to, but they can only get you so far and are usually crowded. Getting between buildings is a different story. If there is any type of foul weather make sure you dress appropriately because you can have walks outside of up to 15 min.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: For most of the time that I have dealt with financial aid they have been helpful. The amounts that you get will most likely be less than what you should. One thing is for sure though, make sure you are on time with your forms and dont miss deadlines.

2 College Senior

Administration: The school is average when it comes to the strictness of student behavior. Things like alcohol tickets are dealt with by having to write a paper or take a class. The student conduct board does seem to overstep their bounds when it comes to the location of the offense. They will take anything that you do, in or outside of school, and use it against you. The grade I gave is for the general student population, when it comes to greeks they are much tougher. They have harsher punishments and are less lenient when greeks are involved.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently working at one animal hospital and interning at another one since I am a pre-vet student. It is definitely a big time commitment and a lot of the internships are unpaid but the experience that you get from it is definitely worth the time you put into it.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am happy with my major and I would definitely do it over again although I might pick a minor to start with so that I can work those requirements in with my major classes.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I like my major and most of the classes I take are relevant and interesting to me. I am currently looking for undergraduate research but I am not having much luck since I am only a sophomore.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I did not have a hard time getting into zoology and there was no special application process. I applied as a biological science major but switched to zoology before the school year started

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are pretty good at State! Our football team went to their conference bowl last year, the basketball team made it to the NCAA playoff tournament, our baseball team made it to the last world series vs UNC, our volleyball team is good, etc. The school spirit at State is through the roof! You can count on your fellow students to attend games and pep rallies in herds, decked out with painted faces and bodies, foam fingers, and other State memorabilia. Games are some of the most fun experiences in your whole college tenure! That being said, I suggest trying to go see every team play at least once because games are so fun!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is pretty great! There is one of everything literally. McDonalds, Burger King, Cookout (a late night campus favorite), Taco Bell, Chinese, Hibachi, Chipotle, Zaxby's (simlar to Chik-Fil-A), Mediterrean, Arby's, a hot dog place, Subway, Jersey Mikes, the list goes on... And all within a 5-20 minute walk depending on what side of Campus you're on.


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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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