Location
Granite Falls, MN
Undergrads
1,316
Tuition (in-state)
$10,807 ($5,660)
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Reviews 66 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I just really liked the staff and the online classes were nice and I learned a lot. My professors were always nice and helpful.

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4 College Senior

Career Services: The staff help you find a transfer school or a career path after you graduate or as you near it. I do not know much about alumni network or job prospects at the school. You'd have to attain a MA if you want to teach at a community college in subjects like english, science and the like.

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3 College Senior

Facilities: Canby doesn't have any sports teams from the college, no gym and no real library on campus. I wish there was a library because then I could check books out and not have to buy off amazon.

3 College Senior

Student Body: I don't know very many students on campus because i'm an online student. Lots of boys at the canby campus though because of the wind/tech and diesel programs.

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Just wish there was more money for summer semesters.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Most of my professors will reopen a test if I'm missed it for a good reason. And most of them will open assignments if you forget to hand them in to the dropbox on time, but you have to have a reason, no "oopsie, slipped my mind" stuff. I've only ever missed one test and after an email to my prof he reopened it and gave me full credit for my score. The professors are really nice and accommodating most of the time.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I love MNWest. I would prefer it if I didn't have to transfer to get my BA. I love the staff, the online classes, the close-ness. And if I need any help I can just go to the canby campus and get help and even buy my books there. MNWest has done a lot for me, I've become a great student and made the Dean's list too, so motivation isn't too hard when the school you attend makes you feel comfortable and happy.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: There are a lot of different class choices, but the Canby campus is wind/tech focused, but you can always take courses through other mnscu institutions too. I've taken a course through another college and it was just fine.

5 College Senior

Online Courses: I'm a completely online student. I love the setup MNwest has. I think the d2l system and star ID works really well. My workload is 15 credits right now and it's very do-able online. My professors are really good and most get back with comments on assignments really fast. If you need help most students will help you too.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: The canby campus is great. The staff are all really nice and helpful. The LARC is great when you need to print off some material or just use the computers there. The ladies in the front office are really nice and always helpful, they'll learn your name and always make time for you.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: There are two computer labs on the Canby campus and 3 ITV rooms, a printer you can use in the LARC, wifi is usually pretty good. I would recommend bringing a computer to ITV classes.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: From what I have seen, everything seemed okay, but it wasn't anything exceptional.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: I am completely online with all of the classes and never was using a computer on campus or had to use their networks or printers.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: I am unsure of the variety of students, but in my courses it was mainly mothers. For the most part, we did not discuss our ethnicity, politics, or religions.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: The curriculum could be heavy at times, but the professors usually had good books and workbooks to go with them that really helped in learning and studying the material. I also thought that professors would pose interesting discussion questions that would make me think through real-life situations. Registering for classes was smooth and I did not have any problems with registering.

3 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: I have yet to find out what the post-grad services are like at my school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: I am completely online and went to campus for only one reason: to buy my books. I am guessing that the facilities and campus life are okay from what I see on the school's homepage.

3 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: I think that compared to other colleges, the tuition is reasonable, but I did not have any luck in finding scholarships or grants for my program: Medical Administrative Secretary and Billing and Coding. The financial aide office was always helpful and prompt in dealing with my situations.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Minnesota West and Community College was easy to apply to and whenever I had questions on my financial aide, they were very prompt in returning my calls and in helping me get my answers. I go to school online. Some teachers were excellent communicators with the students and could be extremely helpful in answering my questions. If I had a complaint about my teacher, I would tell my supervisor and she would do something about it, getting to the bottom of the problems and treating the students with fairness.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I knew most of the instructors here. They do whatever they can from technology to useful teaching skills that can help the students obtain information and easily recall them on the exams. The workload is reasonable, along with the cost of attendance. The school spirit here is only alive during football and basketball season. Everyone here is pretty much in athletics. Overall, my experience was great.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: My tuition and books were covered through the FAFSA money received. This was only if you met under the limit amount they gave you. I did have to pay for books. However there is scholarships available, a lot more towards diverse students.

3 College Senior

Student Body: This school seemed to evolve around football and basketball. That was the only thing that gets hyped. Besides that it doesn't seem like anyone is interested in any other clubs or interests.

3 College Senior

Career Services: I haven't gotten to the process of transferring credits. But I have heard from many that it is an easy process and there were no problems. The only problems there was from the other end of the college the credits were being sent to. The career center is very helpful with questions. The job prospects here tend to apply those who did vocational work here at the college.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The credits from this college is easy to transfer to state universities and colleges within couple states of the surrounding area. I was able to schedule my classes to fit my working schedule, this also included lab work that were sometimes set on off days.

3 College Senior

Facilities: It's a community college after all, so there's not much work space for an art student. The library is quite small, and there is a limited amount of study rooms...after that you would have to choose somewhere else to do homework. There seems to be great wireless internet which never failed on me. The speed was excellent as well.

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