One of my favorite things about NCSU is the community all over campus. Between the clubs, the resource centers, and the events I feel like there was always something to do, but also a place to fall back on when I needed help. I took advantage of the tutoring centers as well as the counselling center to have a well rounded experience at school and balance myself and my work. Furthermore, I developed a lot of pride in my school and am happy to be included in something as special as being a member of the Wolfpack.View more
I loved that the university looks out for their students. I felt very safe during my freshman year here. Professors can be seen as intimidating, but they actually aren’t, and are very helpful inside and outside the classroom. When it comes to student life on campus I would say this is a grey area. I’m an African-American student attending a PWI, so I would love to see more people who look like me. In lectures, there were only a few Black people, and international students are kind of hard to find if you don’t join any clubs. However, there was a specific dorm on campus that housed them. There are tons of clubs on campus, any club you can think of, NCSU has it. I’ve seen some international students like the students from France who walk around campus at night. In my specific program, sport management, the lectures classes were long, but our Professor indicated to us that most of the important work would come from textbooks and message boards. That’s another thing I enjoyed was the not just retaining information in the classroom because then I would easily forget it. One of our projects required us to complete volunteer work related to sport management, which was easy to fulfill because there are loads of opportunities for students. You can either be a volunteer, intern or employed by the College of Natural Resources. Overall, my first year at NCSU has been great on the academic side. I’m glad I chose this university over others because I value the importance of education over social aspects like partying. Another thing that I also liked were parties, all of the parties were off campus and involved sororities and fraternities, but most won’t let anyone in unless you are a part of them, so this gave me an excuse to stay in and complete work or converse with my roommates. Some will say it’s hard to make friends because it’s a big campus, which is true, but the friends you make during a certain time or semester might not be the friends you keep in the end. I truly believe that any students with any type of interests will be able to find their crowd. I still haven’t found mine, but I have confidence I will.View more
In my personal experience, NCSU has been a great school. All faculty and staff are so supportive and offer lots of guidance on our journeys through college. I am grateful for them and for the rigorous programs at NC State.View more
My department is full of older professors who mean well but no longer participate in teaching or mentoring really, milking their tenure to have something to do it seems. It is common to hear staff in the department say they care for or are proponents of your success but the action that to support those words is severely lacking. Generally speaking the department has failed me a few times in regards to professionally and safety concerns in the lab space as well as where mentorship and guidance through the PhD process are concerned. That being said there is a lot of opportunity for success here, you will just more than likely have to be self driven. If you work more effectively without a set course-list and prefer being able to explore diverse course topics that is the one upside to the flow of this departments process. Also, the wage for graduate students has stayed the same while the cost of living in the immediate area around campus has steadily climbed over the few years I’ve been studying here. Rent specifically continues to climb to the point where living alone and in close proximity to campus feels more like a luxury than it should. This should definitely be taken into heavy consideration for international students looking to study here as there will be little to no flexibility financially for you.View more
The coursework has a lot of options to choose from. Liked the infrastructure, especially the sports facilities. Helpful and knowledgeable staff, wonderful location of the campus. Yes I would recommend it.View more
North Carolina State University is a large university, with alot of opportunities as well. Most academic programs imaginable are there, with everything from Crop Science to Nuclear Engineering to Political Science to Textile Management, you’re interests could be satisfied there. Additionally, the University has an exploratory studies program that sets up course in your first year to help you determine which path you wish to take. It is top tier and well known for it’s STEM programs with a newly build campus to support these ventures.
Student life is well balanced. If you care for sports, we have great atmospheres at the games, with a football team that never fails to drop the ball halfway into the season. The night life is balanced with clubs, bars, and house parties; but there is also good respect for focusing on studies when they’re most important. Dining facilities are well distributed across campus and have their glory day as well as a few stinkers, but there is always something to eat for everyone, dietary needs are catered for.
Supporting facilities help round out your university experience all with good individuals leading them: a leadership department, cultural experiences, study abroad and career services. The study abroad program is an unsung hero, helping you to find funding and the best fit programs.
I study in the Paper Science department (specialized chemical engineering) which supports me with professors that know me by name and care about my development. True skill learning and career readiness is the focus, with our classes having real world hands on components. Coordination with companies to provide internships is well managed; I worked in industry after my freshman year. The department is a family that will always help you out.View more
NC State is an agricultural school but also amazing at engineering. I went for design and I think those programs need some work. I didn’t feel prepared for my career upon graduating. The community aspect of the school is wonderful though. There are tons of events both fun and educational.View more
Great college for Engineering, Textiles and Vet sciences. One of the best libraries in the world. The living costs are affordable and plenty of opportunities for on-campus jobs as well.
Research Triangle Park has an abundance of jobs and companies, making it a good place to get one. The student community is pretty vibrant too.
High calibre research-oriented professors and peers, especially in the Engineering departments. One of the best Agriculture and Animal Sciences program in the US.
Situated in close proximity to the Research Triangle Park and other top universities like Duke and UNC Chapel Hill.