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Reviews 130 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Career Services: I haven't reached that stage yet, as I am still completing all my classes.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: It has all the classes I need to graduate.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: All my teachers are wonderful!

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I enjoy my school alot.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: The library at Danville Area Community College has been one of my favorite places to study. It is nearly always quiet, but if they have some sort of event or gathering inside of the library they are almost always understanding of other students and try to keep their noise level down. You can stay inside the library as long as you want, providing it is during open hours. The staff is always helpful with trying to find books or with new students who are unsure of the layout of the library and are in need of assistance. The library institutes a limit of 10 pages printed for students who access a computer inside the library, and this in efforts to minimize noise and limit the amount of paper used, which promotes a "greener" environment of less wasted paper. Overall the campus is very clean and very well maintained. The buildings themselves are not awe-inspiring or groundbreaking, but they do promote a very quaint and peaceful feeling that has oftentimes helped me out when I was a newer student who was nervous about the classes that lay ahead of me. There are a plethora of activities that the college offers, and a schedule is shown right on their front page of their website. Nearly everyday there is something going on, and sometimes I've even caught myself watching or participating with on-campus activities that I spot while walking to and from my classes after finding myself enthralled by curiosity of what was going on before me.

3 College Senior

Student Body: There is some diversity in the student body at Danville Area Community College. Most of the diversity comes from ethnicity and maybe less so background. I say this because most students that attend DACC come from families that typically are not well off financially and DACC offers them the opportunity to go to college and obtain a degree. A typical student from my school would be one that isn't extremely focused on making friends while at DACC but is not opposed to to idea or against talking to a peer before, during or after classes. This student would likely be trying to get general education classes out of the way in efforts to transfer to a four year university and obtain their bachelors degree. Some students come from farming communities and others are from inside the city of Danville, but I've not met anyone who thought less of me for my background and I didn't feel that way of anyone else. Overall, interactions with other students has been very friendly, though typically brief as each student is on their way to another class or to get to their car to go back home.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I have really enjoyed my time at Danville Area Community College. Not only because the majority of the classes I have taken have been from okay to very interesting, but because the tuition is very reasonable. During my first few semesters, I had a shaky start, and as such I have been taking classes at DACC for a bit longer than most students to are here for only two years and then transfer right away. Had I taken classes at really any school around the area, my financial situation would have been much worse off had I still had my rocky start at those other schools besides DACC. Obtaining Financial Aid has gone over very smoothly, and the workers in the Financial Aid Department have always been very helpful and understanding of the questions or concerns that I explain to them. I am a student that, without Financial Aid, I would not even be able to dream of going to college, community or otherwise. And I think a lot of students that go to DACC are in a similar situation as me. Some of the biggest, most helpful hints about getting financial aid is to never wait until the deadlines to submit any important documents. The earlier your forms and documents are sent in, the greater chance you have at obtaining any number of grants or extra funding besides just federal aid. With regards to my school, I would strongly urge both students and parents to go to the financial aid department together to ask any and all questions they might have about receiving funding. The workers there are so very helpful and have never made me feel lesser of a person or student just because I was getting financial aid. Some peers that I have talked to while at DACC are somewhat embarrassed because of their financial situation, but it is so very important to ask questions now instead of ending up losing or running out of funding because you were too embarrassed to ask questions early on.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Class registration at DACC can vary from very simple to head-ache inducing. The problems with registering are not because of how easy or hard it is to sit down with a counselor and get classes on your schedule, but because there are certain periods in the year that it is an absolute madhouse in this department. Tons of students, only a few counselors, and only about 9 hours out of a day in which counselors are available means that I actively try to avoid these timeframes. But in more laidback times, registering for classes is a quick and painless process. But I have learned that some of the counselors are not extremely reliable when it comes to making sure classes work towards particular transfer requirements, and because of this I try to always be prepared beforehand and know exactly what classes I need to register for.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Currently, I am not in any specific major at my school as I am officially labelled as "undecided". This is primarily because DACC doesn't offer the exact major I am looking to enter into and partially because I am merely just trying to get my general education requirements out of the way, obtain my ASA while at DACC and then transfer to a four year university. Overall, the workload that I have faced for most classes is very reasonable. There have been a few classes in which the work just seemed to never end, but I was able to work though those classes and feel like I am a better person with better time management skills because of it. The campus is thankfully small, meaning that it is very easy to get from one area to the next in no time at all. Inside the buildings, some classes show some wear and tear, but generally the upkeep for the entire campus seems to be excellent. The entire campus, inside and out, is very clean and well taken care of.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: While at Danville Area Community College, my biggest problem has been traveling to and from the campus and my home. I live about an hour away from the campus and because of this, sometimes I am not able to make it to class because any number of reasons. Most of the professors I have had are understanding of this and attempt to help me out anyway they can. Be it extended deadlines or a bit more lenient attendance rules; nothing too wild or extravagant, but very helpful nonetheless. Because of this, I tend to try to get as many online classes as possible, but some sections are not offered online. A good deal are offered online, but some just have teachers that prefer not to have online classes or the subject matter is not easily learned over an internet course. I think one of the bigger frustrations I have had while at DACC has been my Financial Aid. Applying and receiving it has not been hard at all, but some requirements have been particularly aggravating, though understandable. During my first few semesters at DACC I had a really hard time adjusting to college life and was also having a lot of health related issues meaning that I had to drop a lot of classes or ended up not doing so well when the final grades rolled around. However, I was able to figure myself out and got a lot better with my grades and was able to complete the majority of my classes. But because I was still a couple percentages away from meeting the requirements for class completion rates, I was only receiving half funding by financial aid, and DACC, I believe though I am not sure, was pocketing the rest. I am understanding of why they put these requirements in place, as many used Financial Aid at DACC as free loans or free money, but it was aggravating to hear that I was still on half funding after I had two semesters of straight A grades under my belt. DACC offers classes that transfer and are applicable to most, but not all, universities' general ed. requirements.

4 College Senior

Career Services: The Career Center at Danville Area Community College has been very helpful during my time here. They have helped me figure out what I might want to do with my life and how to better go about obtaining careers that I am interested in. I have not have much dealings with the alumni network, as I am not an alumni, but it seems to be fairly decent. Job prospects for degrees obtained only at Danville Area Community College are limited, but that is merely because the school is focused on preparing students to transfer to four-year university programs and institutions. That being said, however, the career programs offered seem to be quite good because they typically appear to have pretty good amounts of students entering and graduating each year. Also helpful is the fact that tuition at DACC seems to be fairly low when compared to collleges around the area, and as such, people that are looking for better job prospects can oftentimes take a few classes here and have a better chance at getting a better job around the area.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: I have taken quite a few online classes while at Danville Area Community College. So far, there has not been a class that I did not like or learn anything in. I enjoy online classes at this college because it fits much better with my personal lifestyle. I live fairly far from the campus and have to about an hour to get their from my home. Because of this, online classes mean that I can save on gas, money, and have more free time. The online classes here have been so helpful that I even have taken a completely online semester, where I took four classes - all online. That semester was one of my favorite semesters at this college; not because I don't enjoy being on the campus itself, but because I enjoy spending time with my family or by myself and enjoy the online classes and professors so much. I don't believe I've felt like the workloads for each of the online classes I've taken are too much, but it is very important (as most professors in these classes will say) that self-discipline is crucial for success. I've encountered many professors that I have enjoyed extremely, both because of their ability to help with subject matter I am not sure of and of their ability to stay lenient and understand that students have lives with issues outside of just being a student. Most students in the online classes that I have taken tend not to interact with one another, and so far I've not been in an online class that required us to do so, outside of reviewing our peers postings in online discussion boards.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Class sizes at Danville Area Community College range from about 20 students to 35 or 40 students at most. The classes that I have taken during my time at this college have ranged from sub-par to excellent. In the classes that I would rate on the low side, I believe it was merely a matter of my learning style not meshing very well with the professor's teaching style. I was able to supplement my education in these classes by using the tutoring services that are offered on campus and ended up doing fairly well in these classes that I would have otherwise likely struggled in. There are only one or two professors that I would try to avoid in the future, personally, but I have heard other students did like these teachers, however. The classes offered are primarily transfer-oriented general education classes that are to be used to help students wishing to transfer from DACC to another university, typically a four year one. Other classes offered are more career focused, such as truck driving and nursing. The nursing career program seems to be the most used as classes in this career are typically much larger and last much longer than other career degrees.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Student Service Center here at Danville Area Community College has been very helpful in my narrowing down the possible majors and career paths that I was interested in. I feel that I am in a much better position to actively plan for my future with a goal in mind, instead of hoping for one to land in my hand on its own. Career prospects seem to be limited for students looking to gain a career degree and not transfer, but these programs seem to be very successful as they usually have fairly decent turnouts. Most students going to DACC are intending to transfer and as such, most classes are gear towards meeting general education requirements for four-year universities. Academic Counselors at DACC seem to always be changing. I don't believe I've seen many advisers stay in that position for more than a year, though there are a few that have done so. Some advisers are more helpful than others, while a couple of them seem to not have been as helpful as I would have liked, but it could very well be a situation where my personality just did not mesh well with theirs. But the good advisers at DACC are very helpful. I even remember one semester where it took me nearly 2 hours to plan and figure out the courses I wanted to take, and the counselor was very helpful and never seemed to be angry or upset at the amount of time I needed during that visit.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: For a community college I believe Danville does the best to offer what they can and I am proud to be a student there.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I have reliable resources to be able to know exactly what it is I will be doing and what I need to get done in the process of trying to earn my degree.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: There is the TRIO program which basically is a program to help with learning and work schedules, there is also tutoring you can receive from classmates at a set time everyday on campus. Recently there was a program established for Math & Science majors called MASS, basically its a set time for extra help with those studies. There are a lot more beneficial programs and training but I tend to focus on the ones the interest me.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I became frustrated one time when I was enrolled into classes that I didn't need due to the counselor I dealt with at the time.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: I'm able to access pretty much anything I may need while there on campus and they have great time schedules for people to be able to get what they need in a timely manner.

3 College Junior

Career Services: They offer a variety of different programs to help out in areas that students are trying to move forward in.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The students, teachers, and the atmosphere are great!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It has been amazing for me!!

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I really liked my online classes. It's a different atmosphere all together, but you still learn things. You have to be motivated to do so when taking online courses,

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The professor's are most helpful if you need help or don't understand something. The curriculum I have had to take has been somewhat difficult, but with the help of other students and my study habits I made it through :)

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I'm not too sure yet considering I just got accepted into the Radiology Technology program

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