Charlotte, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$8,625 ($2,481)
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Reviews 542 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Facilities: Nice uptown campus with newer buildings.

2 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The value of the school is good. Had a lot of difficulty with the financial aid office. Not a lot of assistance available for students that already have a degree.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Great teachers, and a very demanding program. Very heavy workload.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Classes are pretty flexible, due dates however are not. EVER

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Has all of these readily accessible.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Sometimes the internet is slow.

4 College Student

Online Courses: The online professors and very helpful and easily accessible. There is never a lack of communication or a question left unanswered.

4 College Student

Tuition & Financial Aid: The value of education is absolutely worth the amount of money paid. All of the administrators at the school, along with the professors, are extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and genuinely concerned with the progress and success of all of the students.

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4 College Freshman

Student Body: With the main campus being located in Uptown, it's really not surprising that the student body is incredibly diverse. There's definitely at least 50% minority representation within the student body. While mostly comprised of blacks or African Americans, there's also a significant Latin@ and East Asian presence on campus.

Economically, I think it varies. Certainly most people aren't coming from upper class families, or if they are, they're not living off of it. Most students here are very hard working and intelligent and making their own living.

Because of their work ethic, though, the social life may not live up to your standards. While classroom friendships can be strong, you may not stay in contact unless you happen to take more classes together or you're future plans are similar. People here tend to be fiercely independent. They're ambitious, and they're inspiring. You'll make great connections if you reach out and make an effort to stay involved.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Transferring credits to CP was easier than I expected. If they have an equivalent/similar course, they'll grant you credit for it. They also give credit for some CLEP exams.

Most classroom based classes are also available in online-only options. Last semester, I was able to take two three hour night classes that met once a week. I found these really convenient. CP is trying to expand their meet-once-a-week class options. The administration is trying to figure out if there will be enough interest in it, and most people are VERY interested as many students here go to work and school full-time. They've started shifting away from the Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Tuesday-Thursday schedules to M-W & T-TH schedules that typically lengthen the 3day/week 55 minutes classes to 1hr15min classes that meet twice a week. This has been a great improvement to class-quality, I believe, because it allows the professor to get more in-depth with the material, manage time better, plus, the students tend to be more involved in these classes.

I hate the blackboard system, but I've hated it at every school I've attended. It must be the best option for schools, which sucks, because most students and professors dislike it. Luckily, many professors don't use it.

Most professors build in missed assignment days into their syllabi. Even if you miss an exam, many professors have a catch-all makeup day that will allow you to make it up. (That doesn't mean you can miss all of your assignments and exams. Generally, you can only make up one assignment.) Anyway, this comes in handy because, like I said, many students take a full-time academic load while juggling multiple jobs. (I've met several people with 3 or 4 jobs that also take up to 16 hours between the different CP campus locations and online courses.) The professors are incredibly understanding of this and really work with the students to help them succeed.

College Freshman

Career Services: I haven't looked into post-grad options as I'm attending Central Piedmont only to transfer to a four-year. I won't be entering the job market from this school. I've heard a few good things and nothing bad, but I don't have experience with it myself.

4 College Junior

Student Body: Everyone is very kind and polite to one another. They don't hesitate to help and if you need help you don't feel awkward for asking for any help. Also, I have found that every one is trustworthy so far. I left my wallet in the library (fell out of my bag) and this, to be honest, delinquent-looking guy came running out towards me to give it back to me. This was when I was first starting to go to CPCC. I was surprized and started to notice that practically everyone was so honest.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I just wanted to complete my core classes here.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Some of my professors really don't care.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I've only taken math online.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: They wouldn't let me use my financial aid.

5 College Junior

Student Body: Everyone accepts everyone for the most part.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Art history is such a struggle honestly.


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