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Reviews 755 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Teachers here are amazing, they will go out of their way to help you out! Great experience and I recommend DMACC if you are looking for a community college!

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: In high school I took some college level classes and the credits transferred easily. They applied to both my electives and my core classes needed. The classes offered allow for a flexible schedule. I am able to work 7-9 am, go to class, and be back to work by 3 pm. They offer classes at varied times to help fit student's schedules and lives. They offer classes Monday through Friday and I believe even weekend classes. If you ever have any questions regarding scheduling or your credits, they have staff available in the student help center to answer any questions and guide you through your transfer process.

5 College Senior

Online Courses: Personally I like having face-to-face interaction, but the class I wanted to take was only available online for the summer semester. It was very easy to navigate through the course page and manage my other courses. We used BlackBoard to view assignments, submit assignments, take tests, do discussions, anything the teacher needed we did on BlackBoard. It was easy to register for the online course, it is just like the registration for any class. There is a technology fee associated with online classes. It was easy to email the teacher with any questions or problems I had. Peers interacted through discussion boards that had prompts and are able to reply to someone's post. Overall, I would definitely recommend an online course through DMACC.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: DMACC is great for someone looking for smaller class sizes and a smaller campus. I have always had great teachers who care about their student's education. There are many options when it comes to choosing classes. They offer strictly online courses, web-blended (face to face class along with online tools), or face-to-face. Every class has clear instructions on what the professor is expecting and of due dates. DMACC also works really well with students you decide a certain class is not for them and have different drop dates, some with a refund and after a set date no refund is given.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: DMACC works well with other major Universities in Iowa which helps immensely when transferring to a higher level school after getting a degree. DMACC also has a 2+2 program which lets you go to DMACC while working on a degree at a University, you do 2 years at DMACC and 2 years at the other school. Their credits easily transfer on to other colleges. The student information center is a huge help, they are always well staffed and have someone who can answer any question you may have.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: It is great! There are a wide variety of classes to choose from for a Liberal Arts - AA or even an AS degree. They have helpful tools and staff to help you plan out your classes. They offer a variety of times for classes as well, you can have a class that is early morning, mid afternoon, or even night classes. With the range of class times, it makes it easier for more people to get a degree. They have a few set teachers per class, but they offer many classes per semester so you do not have to wait long on a waiting list.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: DMACC is a great school. They are affordable, diverse, have a wide range of majors to choose from, and are very helpful. They have staff who are always willing to listen and help in any way they can. It is nice to go to a school that has a range of ages and is willing to accommodate if needed for their students.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Groceries, Bank, and etc. I can work at work study too.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Affordable and diverse and cheap. Close to home and flexible to go both school and work.

4 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Pearson isn't anything to boast about it. It's a matter of navigating around and getting familiar with the program is all.

3 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: This part is where you really have to find an advisor who is knowledgeable in your field. A disappointment that a good amount of the counselors had not a clue of most of the fields even the ones they were supposed to be trained in. Kris Olds is one who does her job supremely well. I would recommend her for any student no matter the field. She's willing to look for answers and if she doesn't know it herself will direct you to people who can help.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Most teachers have been great. There were of course some duds but I didn't expect anything less. Class size was usually around 20 to 28 kids when face to face. Online I'm sure was a lot bigger but I only took one online. Just as the teachers are varied some are the styles of teaching. A good amount of them lecture with discussion, others drone on with powerpoint alone, and a handful teach by the book only. The courses are a good variety for being a community college.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: DMACC for most is just a stepping stone. It's the cheaper option and it gives the bare basics for starting a degree.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: My major is liberal arts so I just did the basics. Nothing fancy or exciting when it comes to the schoolwork. It's basically like high school all over again except this time you get to discuss hot button topics freely and more often.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: One thing I highly recommend upon coming to DMACC is jumping into SAC aka Student Activities Council. Erin the coordinator is super friendly and it's a great way to volunteer. You get to socialize, network, and even go to special events only for this club. A great way to show scholarships your leadership role in the community and to recruit people to be references for you later on.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I don't particularly like Blackboard, but the teachers are great. They try to integrate discussions into the curriculum, but I think more needs to be done to get students to actually discuss on the boards instead of just posting because they have to. This goes for any college, though.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm a shy and quiet person, but the teachers and other students have helped me be more comfortable with interacting with them by including me in discussions, even if they aren't class related. It's a very casual and welcoming atmosphere. I can't say enough good things.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Quality general education. Nothing special, aside from the personable teachers and smaller class feel. It's easier to connect with teachers, which can definitely help motivate a student to do better.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love DMACC. It's affordable, classes are small, and though teachers can sometimes be quirky, they are passionate about their courses and they want the students to succeed. Classmates at Urban Campus will be much different than the ones on Ankeny Campus - everyone at Urban Campus is doing their best, same as you, to succeed; they are friendly and approachable, and come from different, more non-traditional student backgrounds. Ankeny Campus has more of that stereotypical "college" feel, not as warm, but teachers are still wonderful and very involved in your learning. Parking for students is free. It's not hard to find a place to study. For new students, if there is no preference to start off at a big university, or if saving as much money as possible is an issue, I'd definitely recommend starting off at DMACC. Buying textbooks, unfortunately, are a nightmare here just as they are anywhere else.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: They work with you on your available time for classes

3 College Junior

Online Courses: You really have to keep up to date with ever paper.

5 College Junior

Career Services: Sets you up with a great future if job right away or not.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everything is in equal portion to each other.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school helps you get internships when needed.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: It takes dedication and great study skills.

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