North Carolina State University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 288 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 33,755 (23,827 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 41% part-time, 59% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,027 in-state; $26,502 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

In the state of North Carolina my school is known for it's engineering credentials and career opportunities. This school has not only helped me achieve a bachelors degree in electrical engineering and a bachelors degree in computer engineering, but it has also given me an opportunity to get a year of experience with General Electrics as a co-op. Now I am a full-time employee at Lenovo doing a job that I love. But aside from it's educational benefits and career developments, North Carolina State University does has it's down sets. Over the years I have been to this school, only recently have I started to see updates with the technology we use in our labs. But the biggest road block has to be the amount of money it costs to get an education at NCSU. One semester of Grad school for only a three credit course costs around $2500. And like every school around the country, students only taking one class do not qualify for financial aid. The $2500 does not even include books and the $250-$300 parking pass that is only limited to certain parking areas. I love my school and want to continue my education, but I fear I may not be able to afford it. But if I can continue my education I know it will advance my skills and abilities in my career path. My hopes is that my employer will make use of this, and in turn will ensure me a bright future.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The biggest pro is that entire program is on-line. I cannot define any cons since I just started the program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2018

The sole purpose of my graduate work is to conduct research in order to get my PhD in chemistry. With there being so many demands to do other things, such as teaching, grading and tutoring students, all for a VERY mediocre wage (less than minimum wage when you count how many hours we work weekly), you find that there is little to no time to get done what you actually came here to do. It is very frustrating, but I guess that's just how the graduate school life is.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2018

My graduate program in regards to academia could not be better. We have a rigorous course load but our faculty is wonderful. I do not have much time for a social life but that is a price I am willing to pay for a this educational experience.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the major pros of my graduate program is that of the previous cohort, all of the students have found work as teachers. In addition, with in-state tuition it's not very expensive. The teachers aren't the best, but they aren't bad either, and you can learn a lot if you apply yourself. It's very easy to graduate with a high GPA, as well. Downsides are that the financial aid opportunities are very, very low - you can get a distance education grant but most of your aid is in loans. I'm personally interested in being challenged academically, so the ease of success is less of a plus for me. Advising isn't the best either.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

This graduate program offers a lot of support for its students. The advising system is top notch with academic advisers that point students to useful resources on and off campus. The advisers are also available and have well published office hours that accommodate students throughout the day. The program offers a rigorous course of study with a practical timeline for meeting major program requirements. This timeline aids significantly in student planning.
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: > Know more about yourself and your abilities > Platform to apply your ideas > Experience diversity > Opportunity to enhance personal growth > You can also get specialized in your particular interests Cons: > Financial constraints > Workload at some point of time
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The Master of Physiology program at North Carolina State University is a great way to prepare and become a better competitor for PA school, PT school, nursing, or medical school!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Graduate school at NCSU was the most challenging, humbling professional experience of my life. That which is worth achieving is difficult. The interdisciplinary mindset of the Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences department is stellar. I gained perspective from several faculty in other fields and they aided progress in my own field. The Raleigh area, particularly Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs, are gentile suburban life at its best, yet with access to fine arts, sporting events, and recreation both indoor and outdoor. Great place for families.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2017

NCSU's physics department has a wide array of research groups that are competitive and cutting edge.
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