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Reviews 418 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I honestly believe the value of a degree here is what you make it. If you have career goals in mind and you know exactly what to do here to further them, you will be pretty successful. There are great job prospects for some of the technical degrees and if you transfer to a four-year school, there are a lot of good career prospects for what you might major in there. There are job fairs and employees recruiting on campus from time to time and great career services on campus.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Sometimes scheduling classes is frustrating, but in general I haven't had any problems. Also transferring credits out to my transfer school, West Chester, has been pretty easy.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm gonna miss this school when I leave. I wish I could stay and continue to take more science classes with professors who I've heard are great but haven't had the chance to take yet. I would do it all over again if I could, because of course then I wouldn't have to go through deciding what I really want to do and I'd take all the right classes! Lol.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There is a huge variety of courses offered, whether you need to take gen-eds or more specific courses, whether you want night classes, day classes, summer classes, accelerated session, etc. I've taken a few not-so-great classes, but you'll get that anywhere. I've also had quite a few easy-A classes (psychology, public speaking, etc) but those might be easy for me and challenging for others. I've really enjoyed a lot of my classes though, and some of my professors I just love. The class sizes are awesome, you really get the chance to interact one-on-one with professors if you need to. A lot of professors are adjuncts, though. If you use ratemyprof, take the ratings with a grain of salt, and try to write your own reviews of every professor you take just to add to the experiences listed on their. I've taken professors with awful reviews and gotten an A in that class just fine, but I've also taken professors with pretty bad reviews whose class felt like pulling teeth.

3 College Senior

Online Courses: I never took an online course at DCCC, so I can't really comment- I wish there was a way you could opt out of this section, since it seems pointless for me to contribute data on something I've never done? But I do know that there is a wide variety of online courses to pick from. My sister took an online course in education and it was quite challenging and fulfilling, so it seems with some online courses you won't be missing out on that challenging educational experience.

4 College Senior

Student Body: DCCC has an extremely diverse student body. It's hard to say that the students are mostly one characteristic or trait because there's so many different types of people that come to DCCC- older people, younger people, students from other countries, etc. That's one thing that makes it so great, though. I love that the campus is so diverse. You can find all different kinds of people. I think the campus is pretty accepting of people since it's so diverse. It's definitely not super uptight and conservative.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I think the value of education you get at DCCC is absolutely worth the tuition paid. I'm extremely glad I didn't start at a four year university- you literally save tens of thousands of dollars by doing your first two years at a community college instead. It's honestly unfathomable to me how people can look over starting at CC in favor of starting at a university, but you know, do you. I haven't had any bad experiences with the financial aid office but I know of people who have.

My tips for financial aid- FILL OUT YOUR FAFSA every single year and on time. Apply for scholarships, DCCC has a LOT of scholarships. If you can get into the honors society, Phi Theta Kappa, do it. They have a lot of scholarships too. Getting involved will help you get scholarship money, and talk to your professors and try to take them again for a different class if you like them- cultivating a relationship with professors will give you someone to ask for a letter of recommendation for a scholarship. Apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant every year as well. Also, keep your patience while talking to the Fin. Aid office- it can be frustrating, but losing your cool with them could make them less likely to want to help you out. Also, don't be afraid to take out loans if you have to. Just think about how much less debt you're going into here then at a big university. I know people who've really sacrificed their grades and their success working their butt off at their jobs to pay for classes, which at that point made itself not even worth it because they were failing their classes and hated being at school.

There are workshops on campus about scholarships, financial aid, and how to pay for college, so look out for those-they are also a really helpful source of information on paying for college.

4 College Senior

Career Services: DCCC has a career center that offers a number of services to help you find a job, and they'll help alumni find a job no matter when they went to DCCC. They'll help you with your resume, they'll do mock interviews, etc etc. I haven't really utilized it that much, but they do offer a lot of services and I know about them. I did do workstudy, though, which was really helpful and paid great- if you need a job during school that doesn't interfere much with classwork, do workstudy. I worked about 5-10 hours a week for extra spending money (food, bills, whatever) and worked on-campus so it was really, really convenient. Also if you're a peer mentor or a tutor, they pay $10/hr which is much better payrate then the retail job I was working.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: My major is Math & Natural Science and I've found most of the program to be great. I've taken a lot of really stupid seeming gen-eds (easy A's for me) but that's barely anything to complain about and not really related to my major. A lot of the science and math faculty are really fabulous at what they do. Also, the STEM building where most, if not all, math and science classes are is brand new and really fabulous. Not all professors are great, but there are some who I wish I could take to my transfer school with me I've loved them so much. The workload can be taxing as a science major but you really need to dedicate the majority of your time to classwork and put other responsibilities on the backburner if you want to succeed.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Overall, I think it's great, but I have had some classes that weren't the best. I think you'll find that anywhere though. DCCC offers a ton of majors that, if you're planning on transferring, you should definitely be able to find the major that you need, even if it's just General Studies to get some gen ed classes out of the way for way less cost. I love the class size here- it's very small and you're able to talk to your professors one-on-one which is just great. It's fairly easy to register for classes and they have a lot of options, whether you want to take night classes, summer classes, accelerated session, etc. Some classes fill up quickly, but that's only like Anatomy & Physiology. DCCC also has a technical school which has programs like manufacturing and HVAC which are also great options. I think most people go to DCCC for the transfer degrees.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: You can tell the college really cares about it's students. I may be a bit biased though, because I worked as a Student Ambassador and they really drill into our heads every little last resource we have for students on campus, but it's really a lot. There's the career and counseling center, which offers students career counseling, transfer counseling, and just walk-in counseling for if you ever need to talk (and I know people complain about the counselors, but I've always had positive and helpful experiences with them- yes, they make mistakes sometime and you have to double-check on your course decisions to make sure it fits in with your program and what you want, but I think they're great.) There's free tutoring, the writing center, disability services, veteran's services, all kinds of workshops all the time, job fairs, a mentoring program for first-year students, a program to assist students from lower incomes who are on welfare, all different kinds of services to help out students with all sorts of issues.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: So far the only hassle I experienced was when one of my evening classes where canceled. I had to change my whole schedule multiple times until I got the classes that were perfect for me.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school allows you to take general education classes for a cheaper prices then at a university. I was able to experience college classes before I actually graduated high school. Overall, it's great!

College Junior

Overall Experience: I just started college a semester ago. When I'm closer to finishing my degree I'll give you a response.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: The online classes are fine. To be honest, it's 12:33 am and I'm tired of this survey.

4 College Junior

Student Body: There is a large range of student diversity at DCCC.

College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I am a dual enrollment student, so a lot of the fees are waived for me. However, I'll start paying for fees once I graduate.

College Junior

Career Services: DCCC offers a lot of programs for career and internships. However, I haven't gotten a chance to experience them yet.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I haven't gotten to far into my major to discuss the unique aspects of my program.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: The professor are nice (of course that's just me saying that from my own experience). The curriculum is not too hard if you study. You can register for classes online or on campus. Always register for classes early. On average I get about 1-3 homework assignments per a class at DCCC.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: My experience at DCCC has been a good so far! I am currently a dual enrollment student there and I feel like the professors are friendly. I plan on getting my associate's in 2016 and then transferring to a four year school.

3 College Junior

Career Services: The counselors don't really know what theyre doing.

1 College Junior

Student Body: You will not make friends. You come, go to class, go home.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: It's a community college so it's cheap, which is nice I guess.

2 College Junior

Online Courses: The software sucks fat nuts.

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