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Reviews 1285 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 Recent Alumnus

Career Services at Los Medanos College: my counselor made mistakes in classes she put me in that would not transfer. Now I have to stay an extra semester

to take the right classes for transferring.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities at Diablo Valley College: I believe that this school is best for me as I begin my journey into the real world. Unfortunately I come from a low income family that has a given me the motivation to prosper and move forward to conquer greater goals. Maybe even a better position in life someday, as I have the dream to become a lawyer. Law school will be expensive when I get to that stage in my life so I need all the help I can receive to get through college. My school offers tons of programs for those that are moving in the direction of becoming a lawyer, so that gives me a good sense of what I really want to do with my life, driving me to achieve that goal with so much more energy. I do plan to transfer as for my school does offer programs that will allow me to do so. For the next 2 years DVC will be my campus as I am pushing myself to attend school summer, fall, and spring to reach the finish line.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience at Los Medanos College: The overall experience has been worth it and very entertaining.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience at Los Medanos College: My overall experience has been okay. I don't love the neighborhood my school is in but my school itself is nice. Some teachers don't care while some teachers are excellent. The classrooms themselves are very diverse. Some are very old and few are very new. The labs are very helpful if you have a good tutor. Although the classes fill up very fast and there is a very small number of students they accept and many of those students drop out of the class, which severely limits your chances of getting the classes you need.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility at Los Medanos College: The classes are sometimes very long especially the science classes I take. These classes make scheduling your personal and work life very difficult. I've had some frustrations with the teachers. Some are much more helpful than others. And some teachers you can tell don't care about students anymore and just want to do their shift and leave. The administration has been flexible though and have helped me a lot with transferring. The counselor a are just alright. They are only semi knowledgable about transfer colleges and if information about transferring to college isn't written somewhere than they don't know it. You also need to be careful because they will not inform you about any prerequisites.

4 College Senior

Facilities at Los Medanos College: What sets my school apart are the teachers who really care about helping you succeed at your degree or transfer degree. What also sets my school apart is our library and the many labs we have for each subject. In each lab there are computers, tutors and teachers there to help you.

3 College Senior

Career Services at Los Medanos College: My campus career center is okay. They only have brochures as a source of information and the staff is not very knowledgeable. They mostly tell you to talk to the representatives of the school you want to transfer to.

2 College Student

Online Courses at Contra Costa College: Ive not taken any online classes.

2 College Student

Facilities at Contra Costa College: not a lot of facilities.

3 College Student

Student Body at Contra Costa College: Most of the students are focused on pursuing their career while others just come for the sake of it.

3 College Student

Tuition & Financial Aid at Contra Costa College: I am eligible for financial aid so far everything has been smooth.

3 College Student

Academic Experience at Contra Costa College: I have no received any internships yet but process of trying.

2 College Student

Academic Experience at Contra Costa College: There are tutoring services but not a wide range.

3 College Student

Career Services at Contra Costa College: There is not alot of communications between students. The students are responsible for their own career.

3 College Student

Campus Resources at Contra Costa College: There are limited resources but teachers have always tried their best to satisfy students and provide resources equally.

3 College Student

Campus Resources at Contra Costa College: There are not enough commuters in the library.

3 College Student

Academic Flexibility at Contra Costa College: It really depends on the teacher and student's communication in order to be flexible in school.

4 College Student

Overall Experience at Contra Costa College: My experience in Albany High School had been great. I came to U.S.A on Dec 2009. I was freshman in high school. The teachers were friendly. Although it took me a while to get to know the school systems and interact with friends, the overall experience has been great. I've learned to grow in this school and this was my first step to achieve my career.

4 College Junior

Online Courses at Diablo Valley College: Online courses have proven their worth in both convenience and ability to work at a steady pace. The environment of my online classes was surprising interactive. In both my English and Business Law class that I took online, students interacted with their peers on a regular basis. Taking an online course is terrific if you have kids or a demanding schedule in the real world. The only downfalls of an online class are the lack of tactile feeling, of actually stimulating visual and auditory stimilu (sensations that a student would normally receive in a physical classroom) and working around technical issues.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience at Diablo Valley College: Teachers are great at helping students. Plenty of tutors available.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience at Diablo Valley College: It's nice that they even offer the major, but it is popular and can be hard to get the necessary classes.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility at Diablo Valley College: The majority of classes are offered during certain time periods, very few in comparison to all the classes are offered at night or on weekends.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources at Diablo Valley College: Good student centers and athletic centers, but very little campus activities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources at Diablo Valley College: Reliable network that is widely available, plenty of computers, but not enough printers for the student body.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body at Diablo Valley College: People are friendly, but are really just there to go to class and then go home.

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