North Carolina State University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 290 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

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3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

NCSU is a large engineering school, and has the resources to go along with it. Professors are usually helpful, and the facilities are almost brand new. Definitely worth a look.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of this graduate program are the integration of business and science, including rotations through local companies.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

This master's program is aimed at helping students become more competitive as a professional school applicant. It is in a way a second chance for students to show that they have what it takes to be doctors, dentists, physical therapists, or whatever professional they choose to be. Therefore, all of the classes were related to health sciences. Although the classes were often repetitive of undergraduate classes, there were many other interesting topics to learn about such as tissue engineering. Ultimately, this program was one of the best things to have happened to me, and not just academically. I made many new friends, I feel that I have strengthened all of my weaknesses, and I had an amazing support team through the department. I am truly grateful for my experiences in the Masters of Physiology program at NC State University.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

This master's program is aimed at helping students become more competitive as a professional school applicant. It is in a way a "second chance" for students to show that they have what it takes to be doctors, dentists, physical therapists, or whatever professional they choose to be. Therefore, all of the classes were related to health sciences. Although the classes were often repetitive of undergraduate classes, there were many other interesting topics to learn about such as tissue engineering. Ultimately, this program was one of the best things to have happened to me, and not just academically. I made many new friends, I feel that I have strengthened all of my weaknesses, and I had an amazing support team through the department. I am truly grateful for my experiences in the Masters of Physiology program at NC State University.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program, has fully met my expectations. Provides a great value.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

NC State is a great school overall. There are certain things that prevent me from giving a higher rating. The school website and policies are kind of bizarre and hard to meet. I'm required to have a minor even though I do not want one.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Online/Distance education program Program of study is unique and extends beyond the scope of traditional social services programs. Program of study allows students to choose areas of specialization/focus. Faculty members are actively involved in the field and are great resources for networking. Course work is relevant and applicable immediately. Cons: Very little financial aid available
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

* Pros: A number of interesting fields being explored, such as natural language processing/storytelling, and some stand-out classes in special interests. There's almost always a special topics course (of 3-5) each semester that's appealing for the schedule. Centennial campus is a nice open place with a number of new facilities and quite a few on-campus 'partner' companies. Professors are above-average in competence, with one or two standing out as the most enjoyable teachers I've had in college. The program is reasonably flexible, allowing you plenty of choice in which classes to fit requirements to. A lot of graduate students live off-campus, and the pretty impressive set of local buses (university, city-wide and the triangle-wide buses) are free to current students. * Cons: Somewhat less career support for the students in the department from the university's career center. There's some collaborative group projects, but teamwork is less practiced then would be ideal in today's industry. Grades in some classes are tardy in return, making progress sometimes difficult to predict. Teaching Assistantship stipend is pretty close to the wire on covering costs during the fall and spring semesters. Not as many research positions as might be desired by some, meaning funding tends to be either the assistantships, self or loans. The first couple of months might be difficult in dealing with accents (quite a number of international students in the program and several professors).
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty is accessible and friendly yet tough on their academic standards. They push me to explore beyond the obvious and to push through the ceiling of research and application. Classes are scheduled at times that working students can take classes.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: The surrounding Raleigh area is awesome. So much to do! The cost of living is not that bad either. NC State University is a great technical school. I enjoy the student diversity and have met some great friends here. Cons: I have had some professors who were not very engaging. State seems to be more of a "hands off" kind of school which can be good for some people, although it is a little difficult for me.
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