College Sophomore 2013-03-11T19:09:02Z
Greek life is very prevalent at NCSU. There is an "us" and "them" mentality. Most fraternity and sorority members are not friendly to nonmembers. And it seems their main focus is to party.
College Junior 2013-03-10T15:07:17Z
Parking near where I live is OK, but Centennial Campus can be tough.
College Sophomore 2013-03-09T01:23:56Z
A few great options but some are to far to walk to
College Sophomore 2013-03-08T01:27:41Z
The food on campus is decent. The dining halls are not that great but they provide many options to choose from. I would suggest the Atrium or Talley which provides fast food options as well as healthier options, such as salads, sandwiches, and wraps.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-05T03:13:26Z
Guys & Girls:
There are a lot of different types of people here. A lot of foreign exchange students, redneck boys, southern belles, geeks, and creative types. I think this is due to State's strength of a variety of majors that appeal to all sorts of people. There is a Greek life here, but the majority of students are not in it. These students dress in the typical frat attire but are mostly nice. I was really happy with how friendly everyone was here.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-05T03:11:20Z
The library has a ton of computers, both Mac's and PC's. A new wing was built while I was there specifically for this purpose and to create more spaces for group work and "not too serious" studying between classes. All the computers have things like Design, Photoshop, etc. (I never needed to use these so I'm not familiar with all of them. Printing is pretty cheap.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-05T03:06:34Z
The only thing is that it gets very hot and humid in the late spring and the summer months. You'll sweat a lot when you're walking over the hilly campus in these months. When it rains or snow the campus can be a bit treacherous with the uneven bricks.
College Senior 2013-02-28T20:57:52Z
Parking after 5pm is usually really easy to find, but before that, all lots are either pay by the hour to park or require a parking permit and you will get a ticket if you park somewhere you're not supposed to. Freshmen are also not encouraged to bring cars unless absolutely necessary.
College Senior 2013-02-28T02:17:14Z
On the main campus it is very limited for permit parking, or you will have to pay every time you wish to park. Either way you are probably going to have to walk a good deal since the parking decks aren't that close to classes.
College Senior 2013-02-27T20:51:33Z
While not New York City, the options around campus are stellar. It's a college town and so you can't go wrong with most options. Plus, almost all of them are CHEAP!
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-27T15:20:12Z
I love the school team's athleticism, NCSU basketball rocks!
College Sophomore 2013-02-26T22:59:24Z
There are a lot of apartments around campus, but some of them can be costly. Fortunately, there are buses that will take you to campus, so you don't always have to buy parking passes.
College Sophomore 2013-02-26T02:14:03Z
The dining on campus is okay, but not great. The Atrium is the best place to eat because it has lots of fast food options. The dining halls occasionally have good food. Most of the time it is like cafeteria food. I stay in University Towers and have a meal plan there so I don't eat on campus very often.
College Sophomore 2013-02-26T02:08:42Z
The computer labs at NC State are rarely ever crowded and are open most of the time for use. You do not have to bring your own computer because they have plenty available. The only problem is that there are not many computer labs on campus. There is always wireless access for students and visitors.
College Senior 2013-02-24T20:59:22Z
The variety is not that great and they often lie about what is going to be on the menu. Sometimes the food is stale or not even cooked all the way. Can be very disappointing.
College Senior 2013-02-24T20:56:12Z
Sometimes you have to park very far away from where you live. Parking prices are also very high.
College Senior 2013-02-24T20:53:53Z
The nightlife is great if you have the transportation to get you there. Often the real parties are happening in downtown Raleigh, which can be a bit of a walk if you don't have a car and the buses aren't running.
College Senior 2013-02-24T20:50:57Z
The buses are consistent, but drivers often do not make the stops that they need to (they skip stops) or they constantly take breaks that are too long. It's annoying when you have to get somewhere.
College Senior 2013-02-24T00:00:39Z
For the most part, weather is awesome. Then winter happens. I like it warm and not cold and wet. But other than that, it's usually okay.
College Senior 2013-02-23T23:48:33Z
NCSU financial aid office has a system on how to help folks and all the info you need is on their website. Follow the directions and don't be afraid to send them an email or swing by the fin. aid office, but don't call. They respond faster by email.
Before you talk with them or schedule an in person opinion, make sure you've filled out your FAFSA forms and all other required forms listed on the website. Also, I would recommend checking out CFNC.org at the same time you do your FAFSA.
College Sophomore 2013-02-23T18:26:11Z
Buses run all the time, all over campus, for free. The Wolfline is free to students and the public, it can even take you to the grocery store. At NC State you can basically walk anywhere, but the bus is there for convenience. The transportation system here is good.
College Sophomore 2013-02-19T06:09:08Z
A student with an elementary education major will be required to student teach as a student intern for a local elementary school. Student interns are not paid, but they are still required to work hard. Like regular teachers, students will have to create separate lesson plans, teach classes, and take notes. In the future, perhaps in my junior or senior year, I plan to have a student internship at a local elementary school. Having experience as a student teacher will better prepare me before I become an elementary education teacher. However, I do have some concerns regarding how to find an internship and if I will land an internship at a decent elementary school. In the past, I have worked as a first grade VBS teacher for my summer break of 2012. For a full week, I was required to make my own lesson plans and take on full responsibility for the students in my classroom. In total, I taught 12 students and although teaching and keeping the students calm was hard at times, the end results were rewarding.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-19T05:19:44Z
Computer labs can be found all throughout campus in most buildings, and each lab has a printer and (maybe?) a scanner. The library is stocked with computers on every floor, mostly up-to-date iMacs and a handful of decent Dells. You can always find a computer spot, especially if you look beyond the Learning Commons and venture upstairs. The network rarely fails, and it's open to both students and non-students of NC State, which I think is very commendable as it creates amiable relations with the Raleigh public. It's moreover fast and can be accessed anywhere on campus, as well as from Hillsborough Street's restaurants and coffee shops (even though most of those storefronts have their own free wifi). Regardless of the nice distribution and accessibility of computers on campus, I would certainly recommend bringing one's own laptop or desktop since most homework and readings are assigned online. A printer certainly isn't a must, but it's convenient to have. You can always print in the library or one of the labs.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-19T05:09:44Z
On-campus parking is more for car storage since most campus car lots are designated per dormitory, and the cheap ones that aren't related to dorms are very inconveniently placed, and you'll need to take the bus from the lot to get anywhere near campus. Furthermore, you can only purchase a pass for convenient lots like the Coliseum and Dan Allen decks if you have credits equal to that of a junior or senior. The pay-per-hour decks, beneath the aforementioned lots, are $1.00 per hour and can get pricey if you're driving in every day. Your best bet is to park on Hillsborough Street or one of the surrounding streets behind it and tend to the meter every two hours. It's a little more of a hassle if your classes aren't close to Hillsborough, but it's much cheaper overall.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-13T16:19:20Z
Their is not much need for drug awareness on this campus, but the school does make an effort to see that the campus remains a drug-free environment.
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