Am I proud to be a Wolf-packer? Yes, and why shouldn’t I be? In my opinion, I’m getting the best value for my education. And, the recent ranking by Princeton Review proved that. NC State was ranked 4th in the country for its value. I can attest to the fact as a student that this ranking is definitely well deserved. My time here at NC State has been the best of my life. I first transferred here to NC State from Clemson, and I thought I wasn’t going to be happy here. Little did I know that university is the best thing that would happen to me. I was not only getting a world-class education from the best professors in their respective fields (attending College of Textiles- rated the best textiles school in the world) but also meeting genuine people along the way. I felt that I had big school opportunities but a small school feel.
NC State is situated in Raleigh, NC (rated the best city to live in the country). Raleigh is close to Chapel Hill and Durham, which houses UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke respectively. If you ever feel like traveling to those school you can go there for free using the Go-Pass, as an NC State student. The proximity to these other universities and the Research Triangle Park which has big companies like Cisco, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Quintiles, etc. make it a very attractive place to live.
Apart from the location, NC State also has top-notch sports competing in the Atlantic Coastal Conference, which is arguably the best college basketball conference. Furthermore, our library system is second to none. We have one of the world’s best libraries, Hunt Library which is fully equipped with the best technology out there. And, as students we can borrow technology products for a select amount of time-anything from cameras to computers, you name it we can probably check it out.
We also conduct world-class research in multiple fields, and get millions of dollars in grants every year to fund this. I could go on and on, but let me tell you that I don’t regret one bit coming to NC State. All I know is that its going to be real rough when I graduate, that’s for sure. I will miss this place.