North Carolina State University Reviews

4.04 out of 5 stars
(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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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Jon Weber - 2/6/2017
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
all is bad - 10/24/2016
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Wesley Bland - 9/29/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Taylor Carey - 9/19/2016
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2005
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kayla Pleasants - 4/30/2016
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2011
"NC State's Elementary Education program is an excellent program that combines the best professors and hands on learning for students. With both quality classes and hands on experience, students are able to enter the classroom ready to take care of their own students with the highest quality of care. NC State provides an interesting assortment of courses that allow its students the ability to be experts in reading and math education, but also areas like the arts and STEAM education as well, making for well-rounded teachers."
4.7 out of 5 stars
April Gaddy - 1/26/2016
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2011
"North Carolina State University is a great institution. There are so many opportunities to get involved with people from all over the world. I was heavily involved in the community at state and it helped prepare me for my career. I received my B.S. in math education where I was trained on how to teach math to high school students. I am currently a math teacher and I love my job. I love working with my students and I know that my education at State gave me the opportunities I needed to do well in my career. NC State is a big campus but it allows you step out of your comfort zone and grow as a student and individual."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/29/2015
Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
"One of the best colleges for industrial engineering"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Penrose - 9/4/2015
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2010
"I really enjoyed NC State as a college. It is large enough for you to get plugged into some great research opportunities, but department can still be small enough for you to know everybody. It's probably best for people with an Engineering or Agricultural interest, but other programs are good as well. Whatever you do, just don't go to UNC."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Civil engineering grad 2007 - 5/29/2015
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2007
"Good university, but big so a lot of personal attention may not be available. Very good for civil engineering in most ways."
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