North Carolina State University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 294 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 6 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 34,015 (24,111 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 42% part-time, 58% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,224 in-state; $24,323 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Very easy to get plugged in on research projects, and as long as you are, faculty availability is endless. Not too much presence of out of state, American students though
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Sense of community among grad students, competent instructors, wide array of resources (libraries, online forums, etc.), good financial aid opportunities, lively social scene, fun events, good health plan, getting a good education at a lower cost than other schools. Cons: Lack of student parking, cost of living and transportation, concern for one's safety around campus and city at night, some staff members' disregard for students who can't afford to live closer to school and/or can't afford daily transportation, lack of support for student financial situation during the summer.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my graduate program, everything is really great! I just wish that there were more people in my program!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

- High Quality of mentoring by faculty - Opportunity to work with others outside of program - Strong administrative support - Classes are set to challenge, but do not overwhelm
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Other Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

The NCSU EOL program is academically very strong with generally good instructors and well-presented classes. Course materials and lectures are very easily accessible and instructors are in most instances easy to reach via email and responsive to same. I have had some challenges related to work load as I am a working professional with sometimes significant professional duties and responsibilities which at times includes travel. Generally, instructors have been understanding, but not always which has been a challenge in a few instances. There is good availability of courses each semester as well as the summer term. Cost of the program seems reasonable for in-state.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

All the benefits of a big program in a fantastic location.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Academic and financial support have been adequate, but no more. In particular, funds supporting graduate research and travel (to academic conferences, etc.) have been lacking. Tuition is quite affordable, and faculty are energetic and engaged.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Other Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program allows for students to produce engineering-related projects involving physics and chemical engineering in the materials science realm. These endeavors lead to decent industry or academic positions, and help provide practice applying interdisciplinary concepts. The workload of the classes, while not a tremendous burden, could be more suited to preparing the students for the future. However, sub-par classes is likely a consequence of working at a research university. Something must suffer. The workload for the research of each student's dissertation topic is dependent upon the professor -- some require more self-motivation than others. In any case, the work will be stressful and difficult at some point, but will lead to a better and more professional student, in the end.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

As with any large public university research funding is heavily dependent on government aid and the economy overall. Thus, the positions for students as research assistants can fluctuate more than a private institution. Overall, the area and quality of the faculty can't be beat. The value of the education, which I would define as quality professors over cost of attendance is probably top 5 if not the best in the nation.
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Faculty members are very responsive and care about student learning. Raleigh is a great place to live. Depending on the semester, the course offerings can be slim.
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