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| I am an undergraduate social work student and this program is not all that compared to other schools I have taken classes at. The biggest problem with this program are the instructors they have their favorite students and they let you know if you are not one of them. Most of them give you grades with no explanations. Some of the classes the professors do more talking about themselves than actually giving you something to learn. I've taken sociology classes here and the professors in those classes actually stick to the lesson plan. The program here just wants to see if you can give presentations, majority of the work is project and presentation format if you can't do that then the instructors consider you incompetent to work in the field which is sad & in my opinion they don't focus about the options you have like grant writing. Social Work classes are not interesting here at all and they have no concentrations so it's just a BSW degree and the same with their masters program no concentrations. Also, some of the advisors are terrible! There are people in my classes that weren't supposed to be in there because they did not follow the plan of study. Students matriculated when they should not have so graduating early for many has nothing to do with how smart you are but how screwed up the advisor was! Go elsewhere, please or change your major. |
|Apr 30 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2001 |
| (For engineers)|
If you have the opportunity in high school, take AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AND EVERY HUMANITIES CLASS KNOWN TO MANKIND.
These are the "irritating weedout classes" that have limited effect on your major but are required to graduate. Use high school AP's as a tool to benefit your overall curriculum. It will give you an easier courseload over your four years and a higher GPA. DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING IT WILL BE BETTER TO TAKE THESE CLASSES IN COLLEGE TO LEARN THEM BETTER. Most of the times you dont remember or use any of the information in these classes past basic concepts and they tank your GPA. In the grand scheme of things, YOUR GPA IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IN COLLEGE. It doesnt matter if you did a triple major double minor if your GPA is a 2.0. It is not difficult to get a 4.0 at NC State if you plan correctly and dont overextend yourself. Utilize this as an opportunity for success!
|Dec 31 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| I came from out of state, as the only person from my high school to go to State, so I knew that with 90% of people from North Carolina I'd have to take a little time to get adjusted. This school has just about everyone: snobs, jocks, preps, stoners, horny frat boys, dumb sorority sluts, skaters, whatever. You will meet other people like you, it just might take a little while.|
As I said before, almost everyone is from North Carolina, so at first a lot of people are going to hang with their high school friends. That's normal for a little while, I guess, but some of the kids I met were pretty unwilling to branch out. It's easy to feel like an outcast if you're from out of state, but you have to just be friendly and meet people. I have a nice group of friends from all over now. Greek life isn't huge-I've never been a fan of it but if you're into that stuff then it's here for you. It's not imperative to join a frat if you want to party, but I've been to a few frat parties and they were fun.
It's not a beautiful campus, I can tell you that much. Brick, brick, and more brick. That's about it here. Luckily I love the city of Raleigh so if you get a chance to go into the city and explore then I recommend it. It's kind of an overgrown small town-it lacks the cosmopolitan air of say, Charlotte, but it's got more to do than Durham or Chapel Hill.
The food on campus here is meh. Not good, not bad. You'll probably get sick of it. Hillsborough Street has a few good places and Western Boulevard has all the fast-food options if you need a change of pace.
A lot of people condemn the idea of being "just a number" but the lectures I've had thus far have all been good. The professors do care about each student despite huge class sizes and if you want to meet with them or get some extra help then you'll certainly be able to.Going to games is fun, and there are always buses so you can still get there even if you can't get a ride
|Dec 08 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |