College Senior 2012-03-23T17:50:59Z
Drugs are not very visible. Alcohol is more prevalent, although there is significant drug use.
College Senior 2012-03-23T17:49:25Z
There are many computers and printing available to use at the library and laptops to rent
College Senior 2012-03-23T17:47:48Z
Scholarships are fairly competititve. With an above 3.0 GPA i did not receive study abroad money or money for my college
College Senior 2012-03-23T17:45:13Z
Student center and Gym are currently undergoing rennovations to improve them. The dining halls could use work
College Senior 2012-03-23T17:39:28Z
Parking is available by permit on campus, but free everywhere after 5 on weekdays and on weekends
College Senior 2012-03-23T17:37:36Z
Dining Is Average – Dining hall food isn't the best. Major chain places like chick fil a and Taco Bell are a good way to get some variety but they get old after a while as well.
College Senior 2012-03-17T03:08:15Z
My experience with the financial options is not good. I am working on a graduate certificate in e-learning. NCSU does not offer any financial aid to students unless you are in a degree program. There is no consideration for the continuing adult student.
College Senior 2012-03-17T03:04:56Z
NCSU Transportation has partnered with Capital Area Transit (CAT) and Triangle Transit (TT) to offer free area transit to all NC State students, faculty and staff. The program is called "GoPass" and is meant to provide an alternative to driving. Other transportation options are: Wolfline, GoPass, CAT (Capital Area Transit), Triangle Transit, GoTriangle Trip Planner, Emergency Ride Home, and Wolfrails Application.
College Senior 2012-03-17T02:56:16Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Safety – Public safety personnel do a good job of alerting students to campus crime, etc. I do not live on campus and can say that in the one year and a half that I have bee enrolled, there has not been any major criminal activity.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-17T01:25:17Z
I cannot speak to drug activity at NCSU because I live off campus.
College Junior 2012-03-16T02:42:49Z
There is very little snow here and most professors have a snow policy that if it is too bad for you to get to class, they don't mind you not going. It goes through the normal weather of temperate areas (warm to cold to warm) and most people hang out outside in spring and early fall.
College Junior 2012-03-16T02:38:50Z
Drugs and Alcohol Are Not Really Visible – Although there is some drinking, it is not very visible and varies from group to group. Drugs are also not very common and I don't really know how widespread or not it is.
College Junior 2012-03-16T01:42:00Z
There are many parking lots but you have to have a parking pass to park anywhere convenient.
College Junior 2012-03-16T01:26:49Z
There are so many different organizations and people to help you answer all of your questions and get you the help that you need. There is also a very large sense of community here. The educational units at NCSU also provide great learning environments for students and is a place to gain valuable experience.
A State Degree – So far I have been very satisfied with my stay here at State! A degree from State is very versatile and will hold it's value I have no doubt. At times it has been challenging, butting heads with professors and all, but for the most part the value NC State has to offer cannot be beat.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-08T22:12:45Z
Not What I Expected – As a junior, I was expecting most students to be growing out of the whole marijuana and pill popping craze. I can confidently say I was quite wrong! I have been searching for roommates here lately and I'd say around half of the people I have met up with openly admit they use drugs and asked me if I would be alright with that going on in the house, I've kindly declined.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-08T22:09:35Z
Campus Edge – I currently live at Campus Edge apartments, they are okay, but overpriced in my opinion for what you get. Next year I will be living at the Retreat, I will be paying thirty dollars more per month, but it will be well worth it. Overall, off campus housing options are in abundance to fit any price range.
College Senior 2012-03-08T16:22:29Z
Mansion or Shack: Take Your Pick! The amount of off campus housing at North Carolina State University is immense. From numerous campus apartments to tons of 1-4 bedroom houses. There is also a variety in price range, which is incredibly important. For those students who wish to spend more and have a spacious living environment, large houses near campus are present. However, for those who are trying to spend cautiously, affordable apartments are a very short distance from campus.
College Junior 2012-03-07T02:58:00Z
Buses Are Great - and Free! Public transportation is very useful to students at NCSU. There are many pick-up/drop-off points, usually within a 10-minute walk of all of the main buildings on campus. Buses also run all the time, so if you need to get on one you'll only have to wait 10 or 15 minutes.
College Senior 2012-03-06T20:49:10Z
The administration at NC State means business when it comes to academics as well as behavior. Because of the prestige of the school, NC State expects students to perform at an exceptional level. As far as behavior goes, Student Conduct enforces rules with no remorse, especially when it comes to incidents involving drugs. As far as sporting events go, the city of Raleigh police work in conjunction campus police, which makes it harder for students to get away with certain actions.
College Senior 2012-03-06T20:45:34Z
NC State Athletics have come a long way in recent years. The most dominant sport is football; the process to get a ticket for football games is purposely made difficult because of the high demand. Men's basketball is slowly trying to make a name for itself again after being in the media for negative attention. Overall, athletic events are fun to attend and the fan base at NC State is among one of the best in the nation. The phrase "Cardiac Pack" is commonly used in sporting events where the school has a lead at one point, but then tension builds towards the end of the game!
College Senior 2012-03-06T20:38:16Z
North Carolina State University is in the state's capital of Raleigh, making it locally available to a wide array of restaurants in the downtown area, as well as across the street. Hillsborough Street, directly across from campus features a few common places such as Chipotle and Dunkin Donuts, but also authentic places and coffee shops perfect for first dates. The downtown Raleigh area has more upscale restaurants ranging from New Orleans cajun to down-south traditions. Depending on what a student orders, the food is worth the price, along with the experience.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-02T12:10:35Z
Uniqueness Is Diversity – One of the unique things about NC State is that everyone here is different and unique, yet everyone is accepted for who they are, and they are not judged based on who they are or who they are not. Anyone can come to NC State and expect to be treated like an equal and individual, regardless of who you are or how you were treated previously.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-02T12:06:42Z
Classes Are Great – Every class that I have taken here has been extremely focused and goes above and beyond just teaching you! The college of education here, which I am a part of, prides itself on sending out the best educators it possibly can! Proud to go here!
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-02T12:03:52Z
Extremely Safe Campus – There are plenty of safety precautions taken by NC State in order to insure that every student on campus is safe! We even have our own police force!
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