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Reviews 3264 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility at Palo Alto College: I love how three of my dual credits were transferred to the school and so I didn't have to take those classes

4 College Junior

Overall Experience at Palo Alto College: I love how the campus always has something going on somewhere and typically there are usually very fun

3 College Junior

Overall Experience at Palo Alto College: I feel as though I've picked the best teacher so far at the school with the courses I've taken though there is one teacher who sort of scares me

3 College Junior

Student Body at Palo Alto College: everybody mainly keep to themselves but only because it is a community college. I personally have not made many friends but everybody for the most part is friendly and there isn't much diversity at my school

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid at Palo Alto College: I just don't like that I don't qualify for any kind of financial aid besides military benefits

3 College Junior

Academic Experience at Palo Alto College: I feel I am too early in my degree to have access to anything with my major

4 College Junior

Academic Experience at Palo Alto College: there are very many knowledgeable tutors everywhere and almost every single building on campus

4 College Junior

Campus Resources at Palo Alto College: there are many different accessible resources at my campus

5 College Senior

Student Body at Northwest Vista College: Student body at Northwest Vista is very accepting in regarding diversity. I've been at Northwest Vista for two years, and I have not seen none.

5 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid at Northwest Vista College: Tuition at Northwest Vista College is cheap, because it is a Community College, and I get Financial Aid. Financial Aid covers everything, and I have money left over.

4 College Senior

Career Services at Northwest Vista College: The career center is very helpful.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility at San Antonio College: So i was at South West Texas Junior College during highschool (dual-enrollment) and I took about 12 hours worth of classes there. Applying to SAC with these credits wasn't all that hard. However, it was just dealing with the transcripts and making sure that the college had taken all of my credits. One semester, I almost had to retake an english class because the transcript that I'd sent first didn't list that I'd taken my 1302 english course. So i had to rush to send another transcript to avoid retaking the class. Other than that, it was fine.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience at San Antonio College: In simple, the college is decent. It's in a great location (near downtown and in an area where LGBT students can get a lot of resources) and the prices are decent. The classes and professors are great but Financial Aid and the Distric sucks a lot. There is a majority of the student body that does not like Financial Aid or the District and that is one thing you'll find out very quickly once you've joined SAC.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience at San Antonio College: The value of the degree has gone down over the last semester. Before, we had actual degrees for the programs that we were in. Now, we just have an associates of Art or Science. That's it. For instance, I was listed as a history major but now i'm listed as a liberal arts major with an emphasis on history. The school has made this switch so that students are in and out as fast as possible. Most of the student body and faculty are upset about this due to the fact that the district made this choice with out asking the students about what they thought about it. There has been quite a bit of back lash about it. However, the district refuses to change this and students are stuck with a community college district that really doesn't care about them.

2 College Junior

Online Courses at San Antonio College: The college has yet to update their website for online classes. I'm taking a hybrid history class (half lecture, half online) and I check the site everyday for updates when my professor says that there are and none of the updates or assignments will show up. Most of his classes usually end up doing the assignments by hand and turning them in to the professors mail box rather than submitting it online because there is a great chance that their assignments will get lost.

Last semester, I'd submitted an asignment to my sociology teacher. It was a rather big assignment that counted a lot to my grade. I'd sent it in and a few weeks later, I found out that i'd gotten a 0 on it. I asked my professor why i got a 0 and she explained that she hadn't recieved it and it was already past the due date. I explained to her that I did in fact sent it in and i showed her that I did and she was very surprised that she didn't recieve it. So i had to print out my paper and give it to her while she got on the phone with tech-support, which wasn't very helpful. She then made it optional for us to turn in our assingments during class if we happened to have the same issue that I had.

4 College Junior

Student Body at San Antonio College: San Antonio College is located in south cental Texas. We have a lot of hispanic students, but we do have white, african-american, and asian students. We also provide schooling for students who are from other countries. We have multiple Mexican, Spanish, and Middle-eastern students as well who are looking to get their citizenship as well as an education. What is most diverse about this school is the sexual orientation. There are a lot of LGBT students here and there are multiple clubs that support them and make sure that they are getting the best education that they can get. All the students are friendly and there are a lot of students who will take language classes so that they can talk to their friends with out language barriers. One of the most popular classes is acually ASL. The student body is very friendly and they look out for each other as much as possible. It's practically one big family here.

1 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid at San Antonio College: As usual with any college, the Financial Aid department is absolutely the worst. I've recently applied for Financial Aid and i made sure that my FASFA was correct. Last semester i started working but i've quit that job and applied for a work-study job. It turns out that because I worked last sememster and filed as a dependant, I don't qualify for the pell grant and the workstudy money that i have been offered for the next semester is way lower than I have this semester. This semester i've gained $2000 but i was offered $400. It's insane! I'm paying for my own schooling, no help from my mom, and they don't realize that I really need all the money I can get if I want to avoid taking out loans. My sister's schooling is payed for by my mom's hazelwood but she's already $15,000 in dept because she has to pay for her room and board. I want to avoid that at all costs! I wish that the Financial Aid department and FASFA would be more understanding of the financial situations that the students are in.

Also, when emailing the financial aid department, they take their sweet time replying to you. I had emailed the department and didn't get a reply until 3 weeks later. If i go to the department to talk to someone, there really isn't anyone there and i'm stuck waiting more than 20 minutes for someone to finally come up to the window. I'll ring the small bell that they offer and when someone finally shows up, they are angry that they actually have to help someone. Other times, i'll find that the workers are on their phone or checking facebook while the student they are helping is talking to them and trying to get answers. I really wish that the workers there would actually help the students.

4 College Junior

Career Services at San Antonio College: San Antonio College always has job fairs and transfer fairs. Just last week we had one and I was able to look into one of the school districts for a job after I get my bachelors in history with a teacher certification. Each fair is packed and has students who are looking to get jobs after they have finished their schooling. I'm glad that this college has such fairs or i'd still be running in circles trying to figure out what I want to do after i'm done with college.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience at San Antonio College: I love this community college. The class sizes are small and comfortable and the teachers here really want you to pass their classes. I've actually had a previous history professor become my advisor and he's helping me a lot with choosing what classes i should take and which university i should transfer to with out having to spend a lot of money. He realizes that i am living with my mom but I am paying for my schooling by myself. His help is greatly appreciated.

My work-study boss is amazing too. She's always telling me about scholarships i should apply for that won't affect my financial aid standing.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience at San Antonio College: The class registration process isn't really that hard. Once you know your financial standing (if you're paying out of pocket or through financial aid), the school website will take you step by step through the process and right through the payement options as well. My first semester at this community college was really easy when applying for classes. No one had explained to me what to do but the website was super helpful.

The workload varies depending on what class or professor you have. Last semester I took a Tx history class and I only had to deal with 3 essays with an optional 4th since the lowest essay score would be dropped and the 4th essay would replace it. I also had the occasional test. Yet, this semester, there is more work in the pre-civil war history class. We have multiple tests, homework, and online work we have to do but it isn't hard at all. As long as you pay attention in class, it's super easy and quick to do. My professor always tells us "If you take more than 5 minutes to do this assingment, you're overthinking it."

The special study options that we have here on campus aren't really special but very helpful. We have multiple study labs that have tutors who can help you. There is a general study lab, a math/science study lab, and two english study labs. One of the english labs is for ESL and remedial students while the other lab is for 1301 english and up. All are very great and all the tutors are super friendly. Everyone appreciates that the tutors don't ask the students to pay them for a session, it's all provided to us by the school. These tutors have helped me a lot and i've actually raised my math grade by 3 letter grades in this past semester!

Over all, the acedmics at this school is great. Like i said before, it's just Financial Aid that sucks.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources at San Antonio College: The resources on campus are great. Each is very welcoming and in great condition. The campus is slowly going through some changes but I'm still having to fight financial aid on getting money.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing at St. Philip's College: I dont have personal experience with off campus housing but the school strongly supports it

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3 College Junior

Scholarships at St. Philip's College: It took me a while to receive aid and i was told i wouldn't receive any but on the following semester i received just the right amount to cover my classes

4 College Junior

Campus Housing at St. Philip's College: The school is an amazing place to learn make friends plenty of clubs to join helpfull staff and educatiors. The buildings and their surroundings are a clean.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience at Northwest Vista College: Careers and transfer services are really great and helpful. There are always colleges on campus looking to for students. Businesses often come to our campus to recruit people, too.There are job postings in one of the buildings for the more technical careers.


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