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Reviews 3874 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene at St. Philip's College: Nightlife is pretty cool here. We have a close bar available with Friday night karaoke and Saturday theme nights which allow for everyone to dress according to the theme. We have slots machines available and there is a nice coffee shop with free wifi that is in walking distance which is always nice to go to when you need to get out of your dorm or house to catch a break. There is not too much of an underage nightlife and transportation is great because we have a bus that will pick us up and take us clubbing then drop us back off.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships at St. Philip's College: When I first started college I was able to receive grants from the Government but since I married it is nearly impossible for me to receive any money. I pay for all my books out of pocket which requires me to work full time and go to school full time with having a son too. I think that researching into what will help you be eligible would benefit an individual from wasting their time filling out the information. I also think that having individuals who are trained in filling out the application need to be available 24/7 to help those who have never done it before. I know most colleges do this during enrollment but for those who are wanting to do online courses from home it would be nice to have a call center available to walk you through the process.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience at San Antonio College: The professors at SAC are pretty hit and miss, nearly the entirety of the math department is below average at best, but a large portion of the other professors are exceptional in that they are easy to understand, kind, and genuinely care about teaching the students as much as they can.

They have a wide option of classes to take, from introductory engineering classes to Statics and Dynamics, and even a class on woodwind tools. Registering for class as well, is very simple so long as you do it online.

2 College Freshman

Career Services at San Antonio College: Career services are all but useless unless you're planning on earning an Associates degree from the school. If you aren't, all the career center associates will tell you to do is "get an Associates". They are unhelpful and sometimes plain rude to students who are not interested in wasting time and money towards credits they know will not transfer to their intended universities.

4 College Freshman

Online Courses at San Antonio College: There are many General Education classes available as online courses, but many of the math or concentration courses are not available for online.

The workload is generally very reasonable both in full term classes or the FLEX terms. I have no issue juggling 15 credit hours of online courses as it is usually very much "at your own pace". Most professors give you a set outline for what is due at the end of the week or two weeks, and let you complete assignments as you will. This allows for easy time management and study allocation.

Registering for online classes is also very simple and honestly much less of a hassle than registering in-person is. It takes a very short amount of time, you can be sure you get the professor you want, and you can easily see all the details regarding the classes.

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility at San Antonio College: They offer a fair amount of classes as online courses, but a great many of them do not apply towards degrees in the sciences, which is both understandable as well as a little frustrating. Most online courses are those that are History, English, PolySci, and some language classes. As someone without current access to a vehicle, I cannot easily take many of my required classes and as such will have to rework a majority of my degree and transfer plans. Instead of being able to transfer in two years, it will now take me three because math classes are not available as internet courses, which I find very frustrating.

As far as further flexibility, it mostly depends on which professor you have. Some are very willing to work around a student's tough schedule, others are more rigid.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality at San Antonio College: The campus is beautiful, there's no way around that. It has a sense of modernity and age that manages to be warm and welcoming. There are a plethora of spots that are great for studying or just taking a break between classes. SAC also has rather good housing options for a community college, which is very nice to see. Classrooms are not particularly "fresh" but are roomy, clean, and well maintained, and the same applies for the computer labs and library.

3 College Freshman

Student Body at San Antonio College: SAC has a very wide variety of students and teachers, it's honestly one of the most diverse schools I've seen. The student body is very accepting and welcoming of minorities and differences in sexual orientation. I've never really seen any clearly discriminate or be hurtful towards another student just because they were different. Nearly everyone on campus is open to all kinds of people and it makes for a comfortable campus.

However, most of the student body keeps to themselves in spite of that. Rarely do you see groups of students hanging out between classes, engaging in clubs, or just being friendly. Personally, I've never really felt like most people are open to making friends no matter how much you put yourself out there, and that makes for a very lonely college life for some students.

There is also the issue of most students not really working very hard. It's not unusual for a class average to be severely low because some students genuinely don't study or work at their studying. It creates a somewhat resentful environment in particular classes where there are students truly trying to earn good marks honestly and not get by because of a curve. It creates division among a normally cohesive student body.

In short, your average student is one that takes no issue with different kinds of people, sexually, ethnically, or religiously, but is one who doesn't particularly try to make friends or be social with other students. The average student here is not one looking towards transferring to a university, maintaining anything but an average GPA, or focusing on gaining a great career. It is the outliers who really push towards being social, joining clubs, and strive towards excellence.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid at San Antonio College: San Antonio College has slightly pricier tuition than I would generally expect from a Community College, but it's still much lower than a 4 year institution. I have so far not been forced to take out student loans to attend, but I, and other students, have a terrible time getting into work-study positions as the school never has more than a handful to cover the multitude of students eligible for it. Overall, they give you a great value that should allow most students to avoid taking out loans. I feel that the quality of teachers and the education is wonderful at SAC, however the math department is severely lacking in that regard. Other than my issues with their math department and the lack of work-study availability, the value of the education I've received at the school so far has been spectacular.

I take the biggest issue with the schools financial aid office however, they are remarkably unhelpful to students unless said student is seeking an Associate's degree from them. Students that are almost treated as an afterthought to those are after an Associate's. They rush you through processes, don't explain things clearly or in detail, or just direct the student to "look it up on the website". It makes applying for, receiving, and getting financial aid very stressful for students who are already in a stressful position.

5 College Senior

Student Body at Northwest Vista College: I have a great deal of diversity on campus and that shows in some of the different clubs around the school.

3 College Senior

Career Services at Northwest Vista College: I haven't had to use these services yet but I haven't heard anything negative about them.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience at Northwest Vista College: I think that my specific major which is Business Administration gets an adequate amount of support at my school. We have a Business Students Organization and they help provide us with certain experiences and education that we not receive in a normal business class such as real life interview skills.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience at Northwest Vista College: The class registration process is pretty easy especially if you are in one of the first assigned registration groups. I have enjoyed the classes and professors that I have experienced so far.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources at Northwest Vista College: I have not had too much experience with most of the resources as I usually use my own but from what I have experienced they do a good job at providing adequate resources to succeed.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources at Northwest Vista College: Our library is a fairly good size which also has a computer lab adjacent to it with plenty of computers. I have not personally use the athletic centers but from what I hear they are sufficient.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality at Northwest Vista College: My school does well at getting its students to enjoy being at school by providing the occasional surprise on-campus event such as bringing in a game truck or taco truck.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid at Northwest Vista College: I have not received financial aid since my first semester but I have been able to afford tuition out of pocket since then.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility at Northwest Vista College: it is very easy for you to schedule your classes around you everyday lifestyle. There are many evening classes available as well as some weekend classes.

5 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid at Northwest Vista College: It is reasonably priced and low enough for students to still be able to afford books and parking decals.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality at Northwest Vista College: The school has very conveniently accessible amenities.

4 College Senior

Student Body at Northwest Vista College: There is a lot of diversity at my school. Everyone is really accepting of each other and is very helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid at San Antonio College: It depends on which end of the finance spectrum you're standing on...middle class as myself; it's not the greatest. If you qualify for financial aid, you're set!

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience at San Antonio College: My major has it's own area on campus. It's very nice to not have to fight so hard for parking.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience at San Antonio College: More available classes on weekends would be great

4 College Junior

Student Body at San Antonio College: Everyone is usually focused on school or their friends i don't see many fights or inappropriate things happening.


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