Shoreline, WA
Tuition (in-state)
$6,595 ($3,947)
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Reviews 155 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall I would say that its nice to not have to pay an arm and a leg for college but you also notice some of the kinds of people that also go there. The classes are great so far but it doesn't have the meet new people feel that most universities have which is disappointing for a recent high school graduate.

2 College Junior

Academic Experience: I'm only in my first quarter but so far I have yet to have a bad experience with any of my teachers or in any of my classes. However getting set in the classes appropriate for me was a somewhat difficult and frustrating process.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: For a Community college there is a surprising amount of variety in the sheer volume of classes that are offered and I'm excited to explore them and learn.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: While I did not receive any financial aid the cost of school at my school while compared to a regular 4 year university is drastically lower. I would say that it is about one tenth of the cost of the cheapest university in my state. Having said this you do get what you pay for and you can see the differences but for the price Im willing to overlook these and focus solely on my schoolwork.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I chose this school because of its close proximity to my house, the decent tuition, and my prior attendance during my enrollment in the Running Start program. The instructors were knowledgable and friendly, the office for student accommodations were very helpful, and I enjoyed the campus and the student resources. As it's a small community college, there sometimes aren't enough teachers to ensure a wide variety of class times offered for every course, but I have had almost no trouble scheduling classes to work around my schedule and I have never had conflicting class times. All of my credits transferred from my time in Running Start and my high school classes that offered college credit. I'm currently working towards a Direct Transfer degree to a four-year school, and my advisor (a math instructor of my choice) was very helpful planning future classes that fulfill my transfer degree an advising me which instructors I would learn best from based on my learning style. Every faculty member I've interacted with have been very accommodating when I've come to them with a problem.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The campus resources are very spread apart and the very campus is beautiful, especially in the Spring.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: There are a variety and vast majority of recourses available at this school, I use them all very frequently.

4 College Junior

Student Body: The student body is diverse, most the students that I interact with pertains to those trying to get into the same program.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: The computer lab is fine, the wireless network is very reliable, printing is simple and easy.

4 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: On our student body website, there is current job postings and advice from graduates of how to get jobs. Also in the last quarter of the program they help us to develop our resumes to prepare us for getting careers upon graduation.

4 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: We have an awesome student body in our nursing program called SCAANS. They put on a welcome for new coming students and provide new students with a "buddy" in a further quarter to be a mentor to help get through the first quarter. I stayed in contact with my buddy and even went to their graduation to support them. Even after graduation I speak to him about how studying for the NCLEX was for him and how it was to try to find a job. This student body provides support to the students by creating a student network that we can learn to rely on each other and help each other grow and learn.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: I work very hard to get good grades in school. I am typically a A student however this program constantly challenges me. I typically get an 85% in all classes which in this program is a 3.0. There is a large mix of types of people in our group, male/female, older/younger, people with bachelors degrees and high school diplomas, and a variety of backgrounds. It is nice to have such a large variety because everyone brings something unique to the table and challenges the way we think about things.

1 College Senior

Student Body: With all the adults returning to college to get degrees or certificates due to the DEPRESSION the USA is STILL in - there should be 1 or 2 representatives on the Student Body of someone who is over 40 years of age, has life experiences to share with the other students. It would also be nice if there were more diversity on the Student Body. Currently over 75% of our Student Body are of Asian descent.
Many of the worker retraining students are over 40, white, were middle class but are now experiencing poverty for the first time in their lives.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The Campus Resources are amazing. We have comfortable and beautiful leather chairs at the computers in the library and the computer lab. The Campus is beautiful. The artwork around campus makes you smile or laugh.
Worksource offices and staff are wonderful. The cafeteria is pretty good but it could be so much better and more affordable. The game room is a huge waste of resources and funding and those funds could have been utilized towards housing or feeding/clothing for a student.
The parking sucks but SCC has found a way to work through it with an extra parking lot and shuttle that runs regularly. There are way too many teachers and staff that don't utilize our transit system.

1 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition at SCC is outrageous, $1200-$1400 a quarter. The Financial Aid office takes 17 weeks to process your application and they certainly PUSH those Direct Loans and Private Loans on you and your family!

3 College Senior

Online Courses: I was really excited to take several online classes - but the students from other countries do not write well and it gets quite annoying when you have to 'grade' their paper. If you are unable to pass an English 101 class then you should be in the ESL class learning to write correctly.
There really should be classes with age groupings, if you have 20 people over the age of 35 - they are going to have a different life outlook/more life experience than 18-22 year old girls and boys.

2 College Senior

Academic Experience: I really have to work very hard to have a professor grant me an accommodation of any kind. I am signed up with Special Services and that office is amazing. But to have the professor follow thru with any of it is quite the hassle.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: It's more like a "Meh" when it comes to unique part because what I feel about SCC is just somewhat like other colleges, not very unique. There are oppotunities to apply for jobs in the student governments or as staff assistants also which I find interesting because it's different from where I came from.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Wifi is available almost everywhere within the school's campus, printers are easy to use but not for free. The only way to print out something is to use school powered computers and not your laptops.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The facilities at SCC are actually really new and working in a good conditions. Only downsize is that the Computer Lab experience technical issues almost every week.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: All the networks at my school work very well and are pretty effective.

College Senior

Student Body: The students at this school are very diverse. We have a lot of exchange students.

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid office is always very helpful. They will always try to get you on track with financial aid.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: High school graduates and working class people returning to school.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: So far, I think that the classes have been great. I transferred to Shoreline CC from Spokane Falls Community College and all of my credits transferred. Also, I thought that I would have to take a lot of boring basic classes despite my emphasis in film, but SCC has so many amazing film, cinema, and media courses that are available.


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