Location
Media, PA
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4,933
Tuition (in-state)
$11,080 ($7,870)
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Reviews 347 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: It has been very good. I wasn't able to get credit for one of my AP classes, but that might have been my fault.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's good to choose here first because you save tons of money. When it comes to the education, it depends on who your professor is.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Since I'm transferring next semester, the credits transferred to my new school with no problem. Other than that, I had no problem with any of my classes.

College Senior

Career Services: It's a community college. We only go up to an Associate's degree.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Library is a great place to study and get writing help. I always go there to do my homework and it's great. And even though it's a community college, we do have an aerobics room and a gym.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The WiFi is not that bad. When you print something, make sure you do it early in the morning or late afternoon because the line is always long for the printer.

3 College Senior

Online Courses: It all depends on who the instructor for the class is. I'm taking a class online now and my instructor never posts grades on the page.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid process is very slow. The school won't tell you the exact time your financial aid will go through and people's classes get dropped because of it. It's happening to my some of my friends who go here right now. I'm just glad I rarely had to pay for school.

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4 College Senior

Student Body: The student body is very good. The people are friendly, positive, and willing to learn.

3 College Senior

Facilities: We do have a lot of lounges to hang out and study. I don't like how the student lounge is right in the middle of different offices because it gets really loud in there. The theatre program there is excellent and doesn't receive enough recognition.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: It's definitely a school for students to enroll part time. When I tell people who go there I take five classes (I'm full-time), people are in shock. Very few people are there full time, but I find the work load for full time fairly easy and manageable.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: It all depends on who you have as a professor. I've had some excellent ones and some bad ones, so be very careful of who you choose when you select classes.

1 College Senior

Overall Experience: Absolutely the worst decision I made in order to further my education. I'm deciding whether to complete my certificate elsewhere or simply pursue a graduate degree. Either way, I will not be returning after this semester has ended. Financial aid incompetence, poor instruction quality, unhelpful advisors, and an absentee paralegal program director, have all made it clear to me that I would best be served at a different and more attentive institution.

2 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: DCCC's paralegal program is actually advertised locally as an evening program for working students who are looking to gain a certificate in the field. That's great, but it's not the reality. I had to take at least one day class during my first semester and almost got forced into taking 2 day classes the following term. No adult can take day classes and maintain a job. That's really unrealistic and it just makes no sense at all. The day courses offered had no evening sections at all, by the way, so the flexibility was nonexistent.

1 College Senior

Academic Experience: The program director does not respond to emails. If she does, it takes 3 weeks and the original email's content has become irrelevant. The professors are all practicing attorneys, which should be good in theory, but they lack a basic understanding of how to teach or communicate with students. I've had project deadlines changed (moved both back and forward) without a single line of communication. Entire syllabi have been changed at a moment's notice weeks into the course. Some professors tend to assign essay questions in place of tests, and take points off arbitrarily upon turning the assignment in. I feel, so far, like I have learned nothing at all about the paralegal profession.

2 College Senior

Academic Experience: Class registration is actually pretty easy, but the problem is with the scheduling. Due to an aloof paralegal program director, some required courses are simply not available for multiple semesters at a time. Others are added to the course schedule a week before the semester starts, requiring a total reconfiguration of an existing course load. Professors sometimes don't show up, barely ever communicate, and don't seem to be consistent with grading. It is, in short, a nightmare to be in the paralegal program here.

2 College Senior

Facilities: The school is clean. Otherwise, athletics and activities are limited. Computer labs are not widely available, since many are locked all day long or used for non-computer-related course instruction. Social life is tough, considering most people are there just to take a class and leave. It's hard to make friends, for sure.

1 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid department is literally the worst part of attending DCCC! It really does seem to be a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing. They wait forever to release or accept financial aid funds, they insist on mailing a paper check (which occasionally never comes) rather than using direct deposit, and they are NOT clear on when funds will be released, refunds issued, etc. Calling in and asking for clarification typically results in attitude, which makes the call both unhelpful and extremely awkward. This is not the first school I have attended, but it is absolutely the worst financial aid operation I've ever had to work with.

3 College Senior

Student Body: Many students at DCCC expect to pass simply because they have a good attendance record. There are some really smart, dedicated students, but I've also had the misfortune of having class with many who don't really care. That makes it hard to learn or progress through the material.

2 College Senior

Online Courses: Unlike most schools, where Blackboard online courses are the norm, DCCC uses an online course system called WebStudy. It frequently experiences downtime, loses submitted assignments, or kicks students out during an exam. Most professors email a bunch of workarounds and known issues at the beginning of the semester, and seem to be just as annoyed by WebStudy as the students are, but the school's administration doesn't seem to care that this is going on.

2 College Senior

Career Services: The school has its own job board for students and alums, but career services is not especially helpful. DCCC seems to have very few local partnerships or connections for post-graduation job placement.

1 College Senior

Campus Resources: The school is not well maintained, and has a generally dated / ugly campus. The fitness center is small, there is no real "Student Center" to speak of, the library has odd hours, and aside from sports there are few campus activities for students.

1 College Senior

Campus Resources: Wireless is widely available, but it often fails to authenticate students and is currently using an expired security certificate. The expired certificate makes it all but impossible to use the network with mobile phones and tablets.

2 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The quality of the teachers is very good, most teach at another university sic as Villanova, Temple etc. I have had a couple lossy professors here and there but the majority of my experience inside the classroom has been good.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I like it a lot. Classes are great and everyone is very friendly.

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