Danville Area Community College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Danville, IL
Website
www.dacc.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
1,207
Part-Time Undergrads
3,020
Setting
Small city
In-State Tuition
$6,285
Out-of-State Tuition
$6,285
Room & Board
Not Reported
Acceptance Rate
Not Reported
Admission Difficulty
Not Available

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Danville Area Student Reviews

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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.

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