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5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Everyone is very nice and you're treated like a friend

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The resource I love the most from the college is the Student Success Center. There are tutors there ready and willing to help you out with your assignments. They mostly offer math and writing help and have computers available to complete homework and/or complete print jobs. Most importantly, they are very friendly and welcoming.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: We have great resources. We have an awesome library we can work at with several computers. We always great computer labs available to us.

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4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Every single resource on this campus is excellent. I haven't found a person who wouldn't help me do something or find a book or something along those means.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Everything is close by and very open.


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Dorms, a library, computer labs, a fitness center, a pool, an eatery, and a game room are among the things that make AWC an outstanding college. Walking on campus, it doesn't seem like AWC was built in the middle of an arid region because of the well-maintained green landscapes that cover the campus. The providence of the Colorado River supplies water to the entire Yuma region. Students spend a lot of their study time at the computer lab, which has more than 120 computers equipped with all of the necessary software for their courses (Maple, SPSS, AutoCAD, etc.). Opening early in the morning and closing late at night, the computer lab is maintained by lab aides who also assist students in using the computers. The library also has computers that students can use, but the best thing about the library is that besides providing the necessary reading, visual, and audio resources, it also provides reading areas and study rooms of different sizes for group and individual use, equipped with audiovisual amenities for students’ needs. Some classes, recently innovated, are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, while others are designed simply and are used depending the type of course.

Students can get connected to the campus Wi-Fi from the library, eatery, Starbucks, and almost anywhere on campus. The network is reliable, thanks to the help desk service which maintains the technology on campus. Students can check out laptops at the Student Success Center and rent scientific calculators at a very low price. The Student Success Center is dedicated to providing free tutoring to improve students’ academic performances.

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Special Computer Discounts
At the beginning of each semester, students get $15 on their printing account. It costs only 10 cents to print a page (50 cents for colored pages). The computer lab is equipped with more than 120 computers along with all of the necessary software, so students don't really need to buy any special software.
Campus Events/Traditions
  • AWC Job Fair: AWC holds a job fair organized by the Career Development office, to expose job and career opportunities to students. Local businesses, the army, the National Guard, and others participate in the event.
  • Family Night: This event aims to get the Yuma community involved with college activities. Career options are introduced to the participants, and each club will set up booths to provide information about their club. Music, food, drinks, and entertainment accompany the event.
  • Homecoming Week: This event takes place in the middle of the semester. Homecoming king and queen are chosen through votes, with candidates running their campaign during the week. A parade takes place, and each participating club decorates its golf cart for the event. The nicest golf cart is chosen, and results for the Homecoming king and queen are announced during the party that concludes the event.
  • New Student Orientation: During this event, each department (including Enrollment Services, Information Technology Services, Health Services, Campus Police, Campus Life, and Student Success Center) prepares an orientation session for incoming students. Students have to choose between a morning session and an afternoon session. College student representatives called "Matador Ambassadors" have to guide the different groups of students through the different sessions. This event is informative as well as fun.
  • Welcome Bash: The Welcome Bash is a party that concludes the New Student Orientation day. There is food, games, entertainment, and dancing. It usually goes from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Unique Features
AWC Solar Array: According to the "Guinness Book of World Records," Yuma, Ariz. is the sunniest place on earth. Based on this climate, the College is able to have a solar array on the rooftop of the Agriculture and Science building, which generates enough energy to cover nearly 100 percent of the College's daytime energy usage.
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Did You Know?
Students can borrow laptops and scientific calculators for the semester at the Student Success Center at a very cheap price which helps save some money.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 105 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 108 responses

Very weak
  • Availability of computer labs
  • Campus tech support
  • Free/discounted software
  • Number of computer labs
  • Printing cost/quota limits
  • Reliability of network
  • Speed of network
  • Technology in classrooms and labs
  • Wireless availability

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 30 responses

  • 23% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

How necessary is it to own a computer?      Based on 89 responses

  • 12% Not very necessary. If I need a computer, I can go to one of the many computer labs on campus.
  • 60% Sometimes necessary. Having your own is helpful, but computers are readily available on campus.
  • 28% Very necessary. My classes require one, I take online classes, and/or the campus doesn't provide many computers.

How student-friendly is the school's administration?    Based on 122 responses

  • 89% Very friendly. I am treated like a real person here, not just a number.
  • 11% Not very. I feel like I am just a number here.



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