StudentsReview :: North Carolina State University Raleigh - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Duke University -- Durham, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Chapel Hill, NC
University of Virginia -- Charlottesville, VA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

North Carolina State University Raleigh

There are 77 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comment:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Changing Majors is hard at NCSU.AverageBusiness - Management and Administration
Changing Majors is hard at NCSU. Since students enter into their major from the start and majors don't over lap it becomes a six year graduation rate. This is why the school's overall graduation four year rate is low. Advising is not helpful. Business department changes required courses, for example computer skills test. Would not recommend NCSU for Out of State students.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: B, Education Quality: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
NC State is a university focused more onQuite BrightEducation
NC State is a university focused more on athletics than education. Additionally NC State has cost creep that continues to rise each academic year, yet nothing improves. There are many hidden costs attending NC State because of ridiculous student fees. The education quality is not very challenging or collaborative. In fact there is a division in campus culture between liberal arts and sciences. Many classes are divided to meet the needs of engineers or liberal arts majors. As for transfer credits you will find that those hard earned credits do not go far in out of state colleges. Nearly 70% of my NC State credits were accepted as low level credits at Texas Tech, UCLA, Arizona State and other colleges. The advantage of attending NC State is appropriate for a student seeking a degree that wishes to stay in North Carolina.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Project Manager; Preparedness: F Reputation: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
I grew up in a neighboring state andQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I grew up in a neighboring state and was excited to attend NCSU due to my college visits and research; however, after being there for 2 years, I chose to transfer down to UNCW, admittedly due to its location and nicer campus even though it had no real athletic experience like State. Even so, I actually felt more challenged and personally valued, in addition to enjoying the diversity and beauty of the campus, both of which were sorely missing at NCSU. While I loved living in Raleigh and attending the football games, the students basically are either very technical and scientific nerd-types, rural small-town ten cent millionaires, or frat/sorority private school kids. As such, that affects the quality of your courses unless you happen to luck up and there are more nerds than the latter two, which is rarely the case in the first two years. It was slightly better with the business courses I took, but I preferred them at UNCW by far. Truly, I was surprised at the difference in the two schools as I myself had presumed State would be more rigorous and I found the opposite, at least in the business classes. I am now in my MBA program at UNC (Not e to out-of-staters:State considers UNC its main rival while UNC considers Duke so) and found my UNCW courses and professors were far more similar, had more of a global worldview, and prepared me for life beyond North Carolina, which State seems much more centered on doing. I'm not sure if that is a negative or not -- after all, it is NC State -- but the huge impersonal campus and the demographic of a fairly close-minded student body made it an unappealing choice for me, and I was eager to transfer. I did love the partying and campus fun at State, but when I was ready to literally get down to business, it was definitely lacking.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
North Carolina State University Raleigh
North Carolina State University Raleigh

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
• How to choose the right college?
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
• Personality Type and College Choice
• A Free Application is a Good Application
• College Academic Survival Guide
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
• The Scoop on State Schools
• The Purpose of a Higher Education
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
• How to choose a college major
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
• Nailing the College Application Process
• What to do for a Successful Interview
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
• Starting College (General College Advice)