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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I use the dining hall a lot, specifically Fountain Dining Hall. They always have fresh, well cooked food. I also like that we have Chick-Fil-A and Taco Bell on campus. It keeps you from getting tired of having dining hall food all of the time. They also have a pizza place, a smoothie place, a sub sandwich place, a few ice cream places, and 3-4 places to get coffee. There's plenty to choose from.

5 College Freshman

Parking: For me at avent ferry, I can park right next to my dorm with ease, for only 200 bucks/year

5 College Freshman

Academics: I'm looked up to as an engineering major. The workload is tough but I know it will be rewarding. And there's tons of working opportunities

4 College Freshman

Technology: During dead week you would have better luck going to nondescript buildings and using their computer labs than the DH Hill Library on main campus. The new library on the engineering campus is revolutionary, high tech labs everywhere and plenty of space, not to mention the Bookbot

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I know students from China, India, Australia, Russia, and even Finland campus is a plethora of different people with different customs and beliefs

5 College Junior

Technology: Plenty of macs and pcs available! You will need your own laptop but you can also rent. Hunt Library on Centennial canpus is state of the art. DH Hill is convenient to main campus classes. There are labs available all over campus and in class buildings as well as dorms. Printing can be a hassle, you must open a all campus account to be able to print.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I recommend living on campus at least your first year! Tucker and Owen are fun but the bathrooms are gross and there are often loud social events outside which can be detrimental to studying. Turlington and Alexander are also wonderful. Avent Ferry is a little far from classes unless you are a natural sciences major. Avoid the Tri Towers. Though a little far from class, Bragaw is a great option. For upperclassman, check out Wolf Village Apartments!

4 College Junior

Weather: In August when classes start its still rather hot but from september to december is really nice. It usually is cold january to mid march, and then it warms up a lot! We do experience rain often especially during january but we have a bus system so it wont stop you from going to class :)

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are many different ethnicities represented in terms of gender on this campus. With that being said, everyone has their own style.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The strictness on campus is taken seriously to those that make severe violations. Any wrong doings will be hold accountable.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the apartments are not close enough to campus to walk, however, they do have busses that transport students to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Most of the dining halls are good. However, the food can seem redundant and it gets old.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Campus police at NC State will not hesitate to hand out parking tickets during the weekdays, but the first ticket is only a warning. Finding a spot is fairly simple on the right day and on the weekends you are free to park where you want. Permits go fast for a good spot so it's first come first serve. Freshman are usually out of luck when it comes to a good spot, but there are the lucky few.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The boys are mostly either camo wearing country boys, atheltic jocks, preppy fratstars or nerdy engineers. Lots and lots of cute couthern accets, trucks, baseball and bojangles. If you dont think country boys are hot this is not the school for you

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3 College Freshman

Parking: You are fine if you are a freshman. Freshman have to park pretty far out usually. The buses are really awesome so you really dont need a car for everyday use just for weekends and stuff

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Though the school boasts of diversity, I personally do not see it. The majority is most definitely white, upper middle class young adults. State tries to encourage diversity by letting those of ethnic and racial diversity know that they are welcome through the multicultural affairs department. State does have a GLBT center that helps GLBT students with any personal problems and provides a safe environment for them, but some hate still occurs on campus through discriminatory slurs in the Free Expression tunnel after the center puts up stuff. A huge majority of the school's students are of Christian faith, though other religions are acknowledged.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The great thing about this school is that there are a lot of traditions if you want to be involved in them. There is always something to do each week may it be educational or simply for fun. I would recommend living in central campus if you get the chance because it's easy to reach classes and everything is near by; the athletic center, the student center, the brickyard, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The school's facilities have to be one of my favorite things about the campus. The DH Hill library on the main campus is great for studying with groups and there are places to study in the stacks that are nice a quiet. The landscape and buildings are well maintained. The fast food options are not the best for me, but most others enjoy them.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus but am not comfortable running alone around the edge of campus. I will always walk with a friend or two if it is after dark, even on campus!!

4 College Freshman

Technology: Of course the library's computers are going to be in almost full use during finals time but your computer ever breaks or you want to try a new one out, you can borrow one/check one out for a few days! Very cool if you would rather carry an iPad to class instead of a laptop.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Students are very excited on game day but the teams may not perform up to the hype always.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Being in the Textile School is amazing. The classes are very small and you get a lot of attention from teachers. They all learn your name unlike most classes in college. The workload is tough, but with the close relationships with teachers it is easy to go to them for guidance. The facilities are very nice and they are building a brand new library. There are internship fairs twice a year that are great to attend if you are looking for opportunities!

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Almost everyone loves going to athletic events. Whether the team is great this year or not, the students always go to support them. Our school spirit is awesome. The athletic facilities are very nice as well.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I hear very little about drug use on campus. No one has ever approached me about them. Obviously there are people who drink and smoke, but there are dry dorms and no smoking within 25 feet of any building pretty much.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a small amount of financial aid, but the interest rate that would come with it was higher than one I would get from a bank. There for we chose not to accept the aid.

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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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