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4 College Junior

Academic Experience at Northwest Vista College: I learned so much better and way easier.

3 College Junior

Student Body at Northwest Vista College: It's ok. Most people don't even really interact at all. Mostly some students from the same race/ethnicity just hang out together.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience at San Antonio College: My major is psychology. But it's hard to get classes because most of the classes have been moved to other campuses that are out of San Antonio or they're online. I don't have internet at home so online courses don't work for me.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources at San Antonio College: The resources are great. They're everywhere.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources at San Antonio College: The network is okays. Sometimes it's very slow and other times it won't let you log on at all. But other than that, it's very fast.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience at San Antonio College: The overall experience of the school was okay at best. The only fun times I had are in my Japanese and History classes.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility at San Antonio College: It's easy to get a schedule organized. It's just tough choosing what classes. They also didn't transfer my college english credits that I got in high school which annoyed the hell out of me.

3 College Senior

Student Body at San Antonio College: The study body is okay. I'm not much of a social person so I don't really interact in all the activities like the other students do.

3 College Senior

Online Courses at San Antonio College: I haven't taken any online courses so I was basing on what I've been told by friends.

3 College Senior

Facilities at San Antonio College: The facilities are no different from other campuses. The only difference would be that cars and carts drive on the sidewalks. The parking sucks. You're only guaranteed a spot if you're early.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid at San Antonio College: It's been alright. The amount of tuition does sort of match the value of the education I'm receiving. However I wish that some of the teachers had a better way of helping the students understand the teaching material.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience at Northwest Vista College: chemistry is my major and they have a degree plan for that

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid at Northwest Vista College: get enough to not be extremely over whelmed and let me focus on school and work

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience at Northwest Vista College: beautiful campus and great professors

3 College Freshman

Student Body at Palo Alto College: I feel like students come and leave. There isn't much school spirit, a lot of people just keep to themselves. The campus isn't very diverse and it's hard to meet people since they are generally shy and since people just leave campus after class is done.

College Freshman

Career Services at Palo Alto College: I've yet to see the post-grad services since I'm still a freshman.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience at Palo Alto College: I chose to go to my school for personal reasons. I did well in high school, but I didn't cast my net wide enough in selecting a potential university. I intended to go to a university for the wrong reasons. Instead of investing thousands of dollars in a place I wasn't really into, I chose to go to Palo Alto so that I could have more time to decide what I really want. Palo Alto isn't terrible, but I would have liked to have gone to a university.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience at Palo Alto College: Since I'm just taking the basics, I have yet to take classes pertaining to my major.

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3 College Freshman

Academic Experience at Palo Alto College: So far, my professors haven't been particularly difficult or strict. Since attendance is part of government policy, one of my professors was especially strict on making sure everyone made it to class. The curriculum here covers the basics, so don't expect anything to heavy. Class registration can be a little confusing because it's done online and the site is pretty odd. The campus offers days where student peer advisers can help you register though. My workload was not very heavy. I had two term papers just due, and they were only 5 pages long. I would regularly get assignments from professors, but they weren't anything I had to sacrifice a lot of sleep for. Palo Alto is known for attracting prospective engineering and pre professional medical students. They like to tout their STEM program.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid at Palo Alto College: They simply required the FAFSA. My tuition is all paid for, and all I have to pay for are books. So far, I've only spent around 100$ dollars for books. The fact that my education is so cheap is one of the redeeming aspects of going to this school rather than straight into university.

2 College Freshman

Online Courses at Palo Alto College: I took two online classes as dual credit classes. I didn't feel like the professor interacted enough with us, and it was more often a burden that something than an intriguing challenge. The online math class was especially terrible. My instructor gave us an assignment schedule and posted no notes or lectures. He would answer questions if you emailed him, but ultimately, it was just us learning through doing the assignments, rather than with instruction.

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility at Palo Alto College: My instructors are generally pretty flexible and understanding. I would say that most of the small amount of frustration on campus has been with figuring out what classes I need. At the beginning of the year, I had a peer adviser (not a faculty adviser, but a student) help me register for my classes for the first time. Ultimately, my schedule was not as great as it should have been had someone more experienced helped me.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources at Palo Alto College: The athletic center includes an Olympic style pool, basketball courts, tennis courts and a fitness center. I especially enjoy the pool, which is open year round. The athletic center was just opened so the equipment and everything is pretty new. Part of the library is still under construction, but the rest is pretty decent. There are a lot of cozy places to study and there are huge windows so you get a pretty lovely view of campus. Student center and campus activities, like I said, are a little sparse.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources at Palo Alto College: There are plenty resources considering the size of the campus. There a handful of computer labs. The biggest is in the library. What's great is that you never have to struggle to find a computer. I've found that one of the more helpful labs is the math tutoring lab. It get's crowded sometimes, but that's because the tutors there are extremely helpful and pretty nice. I believe there are other tutoring labs for writing and science classes. The wifi is also pretty reliable. Printing isn't free, you just need to sign up for a print card, and they'll bill you around 10 cents per page. I don't think it's absolutely necessary to bring your own laptop since there are so many available on campus.

3 College Freshman

Facilities at Palo Alto College: It's a pretty campus. The buildings have been recently renovated so everything looks new and neat. Since it's a community college, there isn't a lot of spirit, however there are some groups that sponsor events every so often. It's not much, but it's nice. It's located on the Southwest side of town. There's not much surrounding campus other than gas stations or fast food places. The student center is like any other cafeteria. They have one plasma tv and plenty of space to sit but not much else.
As for academics, I get the vibe that people just want to go in and get out, so that really hinders interaction with professors, who are often part time, as well.

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