College Junior 2011-11-03T01:30:11Z
Drinking Is Bigger – Drinking is way more popular at NC State. A good portion of people are into smoking weed, but you do not have to if you do not want to. Don't worry about drug deals or anything sketchy because that doesn't happen here.
College Junior 2011-11-03T01:26:50Z
Think About Villages! NC State offers a lot of Living and Learning Villages that are normally located in the nicest dorms on campus. I lived in the the Arts Village my freshman year, and we were given free admission to fine arts performances and lived in the best dorms right next to the gym. Although you spend extra time doing activities for them, the rewards are great.
College Junior 2011-11-03T01:24:08Z
Everyone Fits in – North Carolina State has so many different majors that you really can be anything you want to be here. I find that classes are a lot easier here than surrounding Universities, and you still get a solid and noteworthy degree. Most professors are friendly, caring, and helpful. There is no way you can do bad unless you don't even show up! North Carolina State wants you to succeed and everyone is here for you.
College Senior 2011-10-25T20:19:12Z
Not very strict. Residence hall doesn't put many restrictions on visitors.
College Senior 2011-10-25T20:18:12Z
Par Ties – Depends who you know. But it's generally easy to find a party on the weekends. fun fun fun
College Senior 2011-10-25T20:15:53Z
Library :D – The library has everything you need except personal snuggies. You can check almost any type of electronic device out. You can reserve private study rooms for study groups before an important exam.
College Senior 2011-10-25T19:45:13Z
Process Runs Smothly – As a financial aid applicant myself I had a good experience with the process. It was fast and the school does most of the work for you as long as the deadlines are met.
College Senior 2011-10-25T19:41:51Z
School Policies Are Strict – Unlike many schools NCSU actually enforces their policies and it is very strict on the punishments specially concerning alcohol. They will not take anything into consideration once the rules are broken, everybody is treated fairly.
College Senior 2011-10-25T19:34:51Z
Pool College of Managment – At NCSU once you are enrolled you are transferred to an specific college that specializes in your intended major. It had been very helpful to me because it allowed me not only to get to know the people I interact most during the day but also to know my professors and Deans. Also activities are done constantly to give information about career-related opportunities available for students such as clubs, career fairs and extracurricular activities. This is very important because it gives the feeling of being in a family and it gives confidence needed in such a big school.
College Senior 2011-10-25T03:12:26Z
Because of how specific my major is it is difficult to find scholarships I am eligible to apply for. I wish there were more scholarships offered that were specific to my major.
College Senior 2011-10-25T03:09:03Z
Campus Wolfline Bus – Buses are extremely reliable. You can check online where the buses are at their exact location.
College Senior 2011-10-25T03:03:18Z
Overall Computer Network – Every building on campus has at least one lab with 10 computers or more. The majority are PCs and a few are Macs. The wireless is throughout campus is and is reliable. Printing is easy to find, but cost 8 cents for black and white copies. During finals the computer labs are more busy, but it is still easy to find a computer.
College Junior 2011-10-13T22:54:42Z
Usually a comfortable temperature. Some winters it will snow which can be annoying, but it always melts pretty quickly.
College Junior 2011-10-13T22:53:09Z
Many Opportunities for Aid – I was offered several schollarships and I know NC State offers plenty of aid based on need and academic vigor.
College Junior 2011-10-13T22:51:56Z
Wish There Were More Places to Park – NC State offers some parking garages and lots but not enough to park close to classes
College Junior 2011-10-13T22:50:10Z
Underclassmen Dorms Have Great Locations – Many dorms are centrally located. Those towards the edge of campus make up for the location by being very large.
College Senior 2011-10-06T20:54:22Z
Hard to Do – Hard to find enough money to completely cover expenses. Was in contact with a lady at the financial aid office and the last email she wrote me will be my last contact with her. Rude and unhelpful.
College Senior 2011-10-06T20:52:53Z
Animal Sciences – Only school in North Carolina with a veterinarian school. Lots of animal science programs.
College Senior 2011-10-06T20:50:24Z
Kindof Expensive – Food is pretty decent, but seems pricey. It's a bit cheaper to just eat off campus, at least for me.
College Junior 2011-09-19T15:59:13Z
GPA! GPA! You need a good GPA to get into any graduate school (3.5+). For engineering students like me, they recommend a 2.9, but to be competitive you really need a 3.0 or higher. I had to switch majors because my GPA was too low. The application process is easy, but the wait is agonizing.
College Junior 2011-09-19T15:55:52Z
Be Wary – The policy inforcement varies by RA and RD, but there is always alcohol visible in some form on weekends. Drug policies are very strict however, and although you may come into contact with some, when people are caught, its an immediate eviction.
College Junior 2011-09-19T15:52:59Z
Pretty Good – There are plenty of quick serve restaurants on hillsborough right off campus, as well as Cameron Village nearby with a little higher end cuisine. Then on top of that there is downtown raleigh, with everything from mcdonald's to La Volta.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-15T03:03:53Z
Guys & Girls:
Hipsters, Bros, and Country – Students are a diverse group, but a lot divide pretty easily into hipsters, bros, or country. The hipster interest in long boarding and skate boarding has increased and skinny jeans seem to be a girl and guy thing. Bros run in packs and have the typical visor, polo, and sperrys, but have become nicer. The country lot are usually pretty recognizable with jeans, tshirt, boots, and camo ball cap and they are usually always easy to get along with. Different people, but we all get along pretty well.
College Junior 2011-09-14T17:45:23Z
North Carolina weather is always different. Somedays there will be sunshine and then the next day there is rain. You never know what you are going to get.
College Junior 2011-09-14T17:41:49Z
Dorm Room – I have a great time living on campus. I have met some really interesting people from different areas. I have one girl who is straight from China living next door to me. It is a great opportunity to meet new people living on campus.
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