North Carolina State University Reviews

  • 36 Reviews
  • Raleigh (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,444
94% of 36 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 36 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 4/23/2020
  • Degree: MSW
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"For obvious reasons, I will leave a review that will guard my anonymity. Fact, a percentage of field internship placements are horrible, but they continue to allow these people who have no experience training interns to continue to supervise. This equates to a loss of time, because you are paying for this, and loss of experience, as once you're placed, it's difficult to change organizations. Fact. Faculty lies to cover up for one another in regard to poor unethical practices. Fact- the MSW field coordinator pushed students into placements when the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, sending out an email explaining that Interns could continue if placements just cleaned well. Simply put, some teachers here are great, others are only given the privilege to "educate" and would be fired in the real world in a heart beat. Nepotism? I would give some teachers an A+, and other faculty a D- or an F. I think UNC-G or UNC-Chapel Hill are better choices."
Michael
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Absolute nightmare of an experience with this school (NCSU). I transferred into NCSU with a perfect 4.0 GPA from a different university and ended up with just barely a 3.0 after 3 semesters due to most, if not all of the classes there being designed in a way to purposefully make students fail the course no matter how much effort is put in just so they can “keep up the rigor of the school” as I’ve heard a professor say before. This is outlined by statistics that show most students failing classes at above the 200 and 300 level. Now, not only can I not change my major here into anything else due to every single major here requiring at least a 3.5 GPA and that is in any department, I also cannot transfer to a good university anymore due to this school ruining my GPA. They try claiming that their “grade exclusion” system is helpful, yet they themselves know every student going there uses up their grade exclusion as fast they get into the university and then when you transfer to a different university, those “grade exclusions” don’t even matter because they look at them anyway. The system setup to change your major at NCSU is horrible, you have to wait 3 to 4 months for each “cycle” and ALSO be enrolled into the school, meaning, if you have taken most of all the classes that you would need already for your major and close to graduating, you have to take classes that won’t even count towards your major and hope that in 3 to 4 months, someone higher up decides that you are good enough to change into their major, which the only determining factor being your GPA, that has to be AT LEAST a 3.5 for ANY major in the school to even be considered no matter your excellent past grade history in other classes at NCSU. You can have an outstanding cumulative GPA at NCSU for three, four semesters, but if you mess up for one semester and end up with bad grades, guess what, your GPA is under 3.0 now even after grade exclusions and there is little to no chance of you being able to change your major into anything, meaning all the time and money you spent at NCSU is worthless because you can’t even graduate from there anymore. And once you mess up your GPA here, you can get all A’s from this point and it won’t matter, because the way that cumulative GPA works here, is that you can only raise your GPA by 0.1 to 0.2 at best if you end up with all A’s the next semester, which won’t happen anyway, you will get B’s AT BEST if you are lucky, meaning you will stay at the ruined GPA that you have from just one semester, which is what determines if you can change your major or graduate from the school. The counselors can’t help with anything, all they do is help you take the right courses for your major, which is intuitive anyway, so that you can graduate as fast as possible, only to realize that the average person going to NCSU graduates in six to eight years due to having to retake courses, changing majors and other inconvenient and deplorable practices that are in place just to make you fail courses no matter how much work you put into them. And then they charge your extra tuition fees when you have more credits than you are “supposed to have”. Claiming that this system is in place to “speed up” the graduation process even though they know most of the delay in graduation has nothing to do with the student as the student wants to graduate as fast as possible anyway but delays happen and they blame this rule on the state, claiming that they have nothing to do with it. Overall, I would not suggest any sane student to go here unless you wish to lose your sanity, dignity, hope and any amount of success in terms of GPA that you have gathered from a different school."
Gabriella
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2019
  • Degree: Animal Science
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I loved my major, and I loved every degree class that I took. Most of the professors are willing to go out of their way for the students, with everything from classes to research opportunities. My one piece of advice is State's ANS program is very industry based, so you'll learn a lot more about pigs and cows than dogs and cats, but it provides diversity to your education."
AS
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I had a great college experience at North Carolina State University. The school was big, but it still felt small. You get to know a good majority of people in your degree program, but you will not get to know everyone. Some degree programs are closer knit together than others. The friendships that you create will last a lifetime, you will earn a great degree, you will be challenged by the coursework, and manage to have fun. There were plenty of clubs and organizations to participate in and the sporting events were exciting. I really feel as though NC State prepared me for life after college and I feel confident in my degree. I highly recommend NC State. It has many amazing degree programs to chose from and is an all around respected school."
Asi Ahsan
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2017
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2000
"My review is for a degree in Communication specifically. I feel it is not a professional track degree unless you plan on going into speach disorders digital sciences which require higher degree anyway. I am not discounting the college, my choice in discipline was not the best and very unhealthy in regards to having a career."
Tianna Soto
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"North Carolina State University is a top-notch school with stellar professors, a vibrant student body, and plenty of opportunities for students. From the moment I stepped on campus, I felt supported and cared for by the school. The professors, mentors and advisors I encountered were extremely helpful in my academic and personal journey. This is certainly not a characteristic that you encounter at other large universities! Whether I needed help after class, or simply wanted to discuss options for my future, my teachers were always available. This meant the world in attending a large university with a student body of over 35,000. My classes in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) were engaging, fun, and even provided opportunities for applied learning in the community. Through my studies in psychology and Spanish, I gained a variety of skills that are highly sought-after by graduate schools and employers. If you are looking for a well-rounded, fun, and enriching educational experience, I cannot recommend NC State University enough. Attending undergrad there truly changed my life, and I cannot imagine attending any other university!"
Miles Jordan
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"NC State is an amazing school, and I could not imagine myself anywhere else. The professors are all very interested in the students succeeding, and all make themselves available if you need help. The student body is also very supportive and makes the school seem a lot smaller than it is, which is a good thing."
Julia
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"NC State University provided me with a great education that has adequately prepared me to pursue my graduate degree. Studying science can be challenging, but the network of students, professors and TAs willing to help you succeed is amazing. Although the biology program is rigorous, it taught me how to study and manage my time. I am proud to say that I completed my degree Magna Cum Laude and I am pursuing my Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies. NC State helped shape me into an intelligent member of society and a competitive applicant for programs."
Michelle Mills
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Industrial Design
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I think this is a program that needs revision. While I feel good with the place I am at and have been provided opportunities for internships, I believe that the program needs to work out a few things. I feel as though I would need another year to be fully prepared for a career."
Maya
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I loved NC State. Social Work is a tiny department in the school, but I feel like I learned a lot from the professors. Considering this is not a liberal arts school, the department is incredible. It has prepared me for graduate school next year for my MSW."
Nicole Montufar
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My 4 years at NC State have been wonderful. I feel like I got the preparation that needed for the next chapter of my life. I'm grateful for all the opportunities and memories that this place gave me and I can't thank the professors enough for helping me develop the professional that I am today."
Elisha Hande
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The degree program I chose was interesting and challenging, and the majority of my professors were good. I would have liked more support and advise in the first year when deciding my degree program and also more encouragement to explore different schools if thought and new ideas within my degree program."
R A
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The architecture program is especially tough here. It is definitely worth it though. Also, the general NCSU campus is a fun place to get an education. The food on campus is pretty good, and there are always student and university run events going on."
Charlotte
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I learned things about life in college that I wouldn't have if I attended another college. NCSU staff and students were like a family and helped me develop as an individual. I am pleased with my degree and I recommend this college to all. The instalation are great and the teachers too."
Alejandra Martinez
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"NC State, is one of the most innovative institutions in the world. I believe it offers the best preparation for its students in order to be prepared for the next step in life. Apart for its extraordinary education, the atmosphere surrounding the student with the sport culture keeps a young spirit for students and provides a great college experience."
Sophia
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
Alejandra Martnez
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Kristen M
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Nutrition
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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)."
Jon-Robert Williams
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"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."
Cydney Rechtin
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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!"