North Carolina State University Graduate Program Reviews

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

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  • 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

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4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is well designed for students from different parts of the world. It gives a thorough knowledge about the subjects. The faculty are well prepared for the subjects.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- great social support, excellent professional connections in terms of PhD programs in linguistics Cons- not a lot of support/help/options if you're not heading for a PhD program in linguistics. Also, the GSSP is really not a liveable wage.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

My program is incredibly supportive. People want you to succeed including faculty, staff, and fellow students. However, a high quality of work is still expected at all levels. The surrounding area is also very good and has a lot to offer.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2020

Excellent program with professors that really care about their students. The environment is very collaborative, but they push you hard. You don't do physics because it's easy, but everyone in the department wants you to do well. Research opportunities are quite good.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

NCSU is interesting when it comes to academics because it is dichotomous. It has world-renowned graduate programs, and NAS faculty; however, there are also quite a number of substandard students, though these are mostly at the undergraduate level. Raleigh is a very good liveable city to build a career and family. Being nearby the Research Triangle Park, Duke and UNC makes this a hot cluster for science. The surrounding area also helps - it's commonly mentioned that both the mountains and beach are only 2-3 hours away. That said, in recent times, the state has had major budget cutbacks and it shows. The administration can be dysfunctional (even more so than other universities) and cuts mean less support for programs. From what I've heard, the same state-level control is what allowed some really subpar students to attend NCSU. I don't say that in a mean way - it doesn't do anybody good to poorly match academic standards and expectations. My specific program has long been recognized as a leader - the culture in my department is very hard working and that contributes to a lot of our success. But it also leads to work-life balance issues. The grad students here are constantly stressed out, even more so than the typical grad student.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Faculties are friendly enough to approach. This school puts much emphasis on education. Cons: Too less faculty in my field of interest.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Animal Science Graduate program at NCSU is among the top programs in the world
2.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: Good career opportunities. There are a lot of companies recruiting on campus every semester. Cons: Too many students and the resource is limited (library books for example).
1.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2015

NC state is a land grant university and highly focus on just NC issues especially surrounding the university area. They do not approve of international or global issues, they have even just closed the international/public affairs office. I have gone to other land grant universities for my undergraduate and masters program and those universities were open minded to local and global issues along with pushing students to be innovative and independent with their research projects/ideas. NC state hand-holds a lot of their students including graduate students and there is very little diversity.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2019

Some tenure track professors teach really bad; Fellow folks are really nice and passionate about science
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