Location
Yuma, AZ
Undergrads
2,731
Tuition (in-state)
$7,687 ($2,360)
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Reviews 483 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: I chose this school because it was in my local community and I had support and easy help here.

4 College Student

Student Body: The students mostly get along with each other and have a good time interacting with each other. There are all types of people, mostly hispanics.

5 College Student

Career Services: The counselors are really helpful throughout the year and afterwards when it comes to jobs.

4 College Student

Academic Experience: The professors are nice and sometimes very funny. The courses are fun too.

4 College Student

Academic Experience: The school teaches their students very well and I feel like my education really matters to the staff.

2 College Freshman

Campus Resources: I can't really think of anything actively unique about my school, except the people who attend/work there. Its pretty run of the mill, though not in a bad way.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: We have one large main computer lab on campus, along with computers in most of the classrooms. Access to the wi-fi network is generally easy and the network is pretty reliable. On the rare occasions that I have had any computer related problems on campus tech support was readily available and incredibly comptetent. They resolved my issue and had me on my way in minutes. With the online resources at the school and the access to a computer through the computer lab, I suppose one necessarily doesn't need a personal computer, the well organized student could get away with using the resources provided only, but I prefer to have a personal computer as back up. I mean hey, the computer lab is not open twenty four hours a day and I don't always finish my work before the last minute!

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Its a small campus, so the facilities aren't exactly what some would call top notch, but they are adequate for the size of the population and nothing is run down. In fact the school has been making several improvements, adding coffee shops, giving the bookstore a makeover, among other things, making an already comfortable campus more comfortable. We have a gym, auditorium, computer lab, library, and several outdoor common areas. One thing to be said though, there is alot of walking, its a small campus but widely spread.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The education I am getting is worth the money I am paying for it. Luckily financial aid has covered all of my costs in the past, and I am hoping to continue this pattern in the upcoming summer semester. I would say that the experience getting financial aid through my school was a positive one, especially since I have a tendency to apply late, so technically there is every reason why I shouldn't recieve aid at all, but instead after complying with the requests from the school (letters of appeal, low income forms, etc...) I generally recieve the aid I need in a timely manner.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The councelors at my school have always been very helpful with helping me plan a guide for after college so that i am not wasting my time taking courses that are not needed for the profession I wish to do. The school hours are very flexible to your work and life schedule where at my school you can take really early morning classes or night classes of all different subjects. It is very easy to register for classes at my school and get the perfect schedule to match your life, all as long as you do it by the deadlines.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: My school has a very welcoming campus life, we have an amazing cafeteria and our own starbucks coffee which really gets students together to socialize about life and school without having to leave school, we also have an amazing game room where the students can take advantage of for entertainment with your fellow classmates. Socializing with your classmates I believe makes students want to be more successful in school.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Computer access is very realiable at school. We have a compute lab which is very helpful to go in and work on homework or to search the web. The only issue is that students have to be very quite and there are no food or drinks of any sort allowed inside the lab. While all that is understanding, it really complicates study sessions where some students find it more helpful to study in groups when on the computers and have some food to keep up the studying and not have to be taking breaks or walking out of the lab for drinks of water or coffee. Other than that the network is always pretty reliable as far as allowing us to connect our devices to their network.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: The student centers are the best! We have a beautiful math center that has so many tutors on cite that are just ready to help you. There are also white boards and tutoring sessions so the student can get detailed help on whatever subject they are having trouble with. The one I always take advantage of is our writting center. The tutors are so friendly that if you just need help like proof reading your paper or helping you start completely from scratch they are there.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am a business mager, and my classes are working out well so far. They are what I expected. All the calsses I am taking are related to my major. The workload or my major is intensive but not too overwhelming during most of the year. When it is time for midterms and finals the workload increases a lot!

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: It was easy to register at my school. The professors I have had so far know a lot about what the subject they are teaching. Most of them are very encouraging and want to help us get the best grade we are capable of acheiving. They post their after school hours for when we need extra help or we can call or email about setting up an appointment. The curriculum is good. The workload is manageable if you use your time wisely.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: With the students majoring in the Agriculture field. The teacher is always sending everyone e-mails of internships and scholarships available for our specific major. I think that is really neat for a teacher to take the time to do that.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: AWC makes it so much easier for you. There is a building known as the 3C building which consists of everything you will need. From financial aid, to work study, registration, to seeing advisors, to taking your placement test. It is all in the same building upstairs and there are big signs on every desk so you can choose where you need to go.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: It all depends on you to choose the times you want your classes. You can most definitely be taking classes and work at the same time. There are a lot of people who do that so it is possible. However the science classes are usually just in the afternoon so you might have trouble putting those classes on your schedule if you wish to work in the afternoon.

2 College Freshman

Online Courses: My class in online and with some classroom interaction but a lot of the work is very difficult. Having a time due date on an assignment online when you don't know what you are doing can be very difficult and stressing. But my teacher will move due dates if more then one students have an issue with the assignment.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Besides partnering up with Northern Arizona University, Arizona western college has their "Three C" building which is the College Community Center where you can eat, study, registrar, have coffee, or just hang out with your classmates. Yuma has the YCAT bus which if you do not have a ride you can buy student pass for the semester. They have the study building which is called the student success center.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: My first intention was to be a nurse and they have fantastic nursing programs and wonderful biology classes. They have great opportunities in Yuma for nurses. The school has very educated professors with many skills they have learned and stories they tell the students. Nursing program is fantastic. I have changed career to studio art and the program is very spectacular too. Basically, besides the heat, this school is a great school. Arizona western college has partnered up with Northern Arizona University, so when you are finished with your first degree you can transfer over to the university without needing to leave your family.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Although the school is far away from the city and large, it is very easy to get to class, play, study, and workout all on one place. If the professors are not as great as others that spend time on every student there is ample people who are willing to tutor that the school pays for to be there.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall nice quality of professors and other staff. The alumni is also really good. The academics are challenging and the professors are there to help you when you need them.

2 College Junior

Campus Resources: The campus is half old and half new. A few new buildings were recently added, as was a field of solar panels. But the computer lab and library are both located in an older building that feels like you're back in the 1970s. I've never been in the dorms but they look like World War II-era military barracks from the outside. The college is located in the desert and there is an agriculture program there, so most of the campus has desert landscaping. There is a gym, a pool, a baseball field, and a football field, but the facilities are far from state-of-the-art.

2 College Junior

Student Body: From what I've seen, cliques are everywhere! The athletes tend to stick together, as do the Mexicans, Asians, and nurses. I haven't witnessed very many opportunities for members of different groups to mingle. Most people stick to their own kind.

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Zama Ouedraogo
Hometown
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Major
Biology and Computer Information System
Grad Year
2012
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There are many things that make AWC an outstanding college. The small size of the classes allows the instructor to pay attention to everyone, knowing each student by his or her name. The flexibility of class schedules allows students to adjust their extracurricular activities with their school time tables. The affordable tuition allows students to save money while preparing to transfer to a four-year university. Plus, the faculty members are always ready to serve the students. Students are assigned an adviser to help them make important decisions on their academic journey. You can get connected with your laptop to the campus Wi-Fi from the dorms, the cafeteria, Starbucks, or the library. Staying in the college dorms keeps you close to everything. The library offers study rooms of different sizes that you can book for your academic needs. The Student Success Center offers free tutoring in different subjects, as well.

Attending AWC gives you the chance to embrace a new community. Through the diverse nationalities of the international students attending the college, AWC opens the door to a global community and provides the opportunity to discover different cultures. You can join one or more of the many student clubs, such as the Science Club, the Radiologic Technology Club, the Rotaract Club, and the I Team (international team), just to name a few. Besides these individual clubs and organizations, faculty-supervised programs (such as the Matador Ambassador program, the Honors program, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Student Government Association) provide leadership and connection opportunities and also a chance to get scholarships.

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