North Carolina State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (31)
Brilliant program with lots of support and a varied curriculum. Always extra support available with the majority of engaging professors available on hand for out of hours help. As well as the classes, NC state offered extra curriculum activities relevant to my degree.
After doing my undergrad career in Environmental Design at NC States College of Design I have been able to experience the positive academic atmosphere, the interaction with other students from the design community, the challenges, the inspiration and motivation that the environment creates everyday coming from my fellow classmates in order to become better in what we do. It gave me the very interesting and enriching opportunity of studying abroad to enrich my global awareness by studying at the Prague Institute in Czech Republic, the courses that Ive been taking, my mentors and professors have contributed to my way of thinking and have helped me in defining who I want to be as a designer and what I want to do with my knowledge so I decided to keep moving forward towards becoming a licensed architect; the foundation of many other dreams. Im convinced that this program is one of the bests in the country and the rigorous admission process guarantees the quality of the college and its students.
Although NC State has a large student body, the department of Food, Bio-processing, and Nutrition Science was relatively small. The small faculty to student ratio allowed FBNS students to develop close relationships with professors. For me, those relationships opened up an opportunity to become a teaching assistant and as I advanced through the program, I was easily able to ask for strong letters of recommendation for graduate school applications. I received exposure to professionals in the field, job and internship postings, and community service opportunities through the clubs supported by FBNS. After graduating, I maintained a relationship with my research supervisor, who was able to refer me to a position and provide a letter of recommendation to the manager. This was a huge advantage because the nutrition field is closely networked. Other opportunities that I had access to through this program were practicing community nutrition education & research, working with a successful restaurant chain to conduct public health nutrition research, making connections within NC State Dining/ Campus Enterprises, finding two jobs (two part-time jobs as a student and one full-time job after graduating). In addition to all of this, I was a transfer student and my advisor made it easy for me to graduate on time (4 years).
NC State University is your basic State University, however it will always hold a place in my heart. It helped me get acquainted with the world of math and engineering and with myself. The latter of the three allowed me to understand that engineering wasn't for me, but that being a teacher was. The faculty helped with the difficulties of switching majors with my dismal attempts at engineering and it is for thus that I would recommend it to anyone who isn't sure of their path, but know that college is part of that path.
If you are looking for the big school intangible perks with a small school feel, NCSU is for you! The faculty and staff truly want you to succeed! The campus has a lot to offer in terms of clubs, sports, and nearby social activities. There is a second brand new library with a lot of study space!
Overall, North Carolina State University is a good school to attend. There are pros and cons to every University, and NC State is no exception. The engineering program is rigorous and demanding, often taking 30-40 hours per week to complete the required assignments. From my experience, 90 percent of the professors are well organized, prepared, on time, and ready to engage in the curriculum. They are knowledgeable on the subject matter, and for the most part, presented the information very well for the students to learn. Falling behind in most engineering classes could hurt the student, and it is up to them to make up the work. As with most universities and professors, the student has to be proactive, and ask for help/tutoring. NC State is a great university, and I enjoyed my time studying there.
The school is very poor they are rip-off. Please do not get your self in. If you do in the near future you will regret your life. They have inexperienced instructors, unqualified professor that do not even know what they are teaching. No communication ... they are very poor.
In addition to being the largest four-year college in the state, North Carolina State University also ranks #92 among all universities across the nation. Paralleling it's prestige, NC State offers a variety of academic pathways students can take in order to reach their goal as a successful professional. It has numerous academic departments that serve both undergraduate and graduate students. This university is well known for it's engineering and education programs; however, all programs are successful in providing students with a quality education that will prepare them for their future careers. I received my Bachelor's degree in Human Biology, and feel as though the faculty of the Biology department at NC State could not have prepared me for graduate school any more than what it did. Additionally, NC State has taken pride it's strides in diversity. From the addition of new diverse classes to the recruitment of students and faculty from all over the world, in many aspects we see how much NCSU values diversity. While a student at NCSU, I was exposed to people of diverse backgrounds and was granted opportunities to experience other cultures. This allowed me to exchange my differences with others, which in turn, challenged my beliefs and gave me a better understanding of how diversity in a learning community is beneficial. NC State also provides a wide array of student organizations and campus events that grants students the opportunity to be proactive and have a social life, which is critical to having a positive college experience. Attending sporting events, joining student organizations or Greek life, and playing intramural sports are just a few of the many social activities students can be a part of at NC State to bring forth excitement in the college life. North Carolina State University was founded with a goal to create societal and intellectual prosperity. This school is a pre-eminent research enterprise where an exceptional education is provided to high-performing students from across the globe. Attending and graduating from North Carolina State University will be one of the biggest and proudest accomplishments of any admitted student's academic career. Students will receive a quality education, be well prepared for their professional career, and hold dear to their hearts the experience they had at NC State.
NC State's Engineering program is one of the best in the nation. It provides students with rigorous theory and real world problem solving classes. NC State also provides its students the Southeast's largest career fair with over 250 companies in attendance. I would highly encourage anyone interested in engineering to apply to NC State.
NCSU is a wonderful university made of several different colleges. The professors are knowledgeable and kind. NCSU is in the heart of downtown, Raleigh, NC. This area is also full of work opportunities after graduation.