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Reviews 746 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is very helpful when needed.

5 College Senior

Career Services: They are great at getting you out the door and really help and give lots of resources.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors really care about their job and their students. They do the best they can to help the students out. The class size is great. Just the right amount of people, no more than 30 people in a class.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's a great school to get your feet wet in.. The environment is great. The people are great. And it also gives you the college experience without being a huge school.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: The academic is okay. Its not the easiest but it is doable. Most of the classes are on the easier side.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's a great starter school if you are unsure of things. The people there are friendly and the atmosphere is homey .

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Sometimes they aren't great about letting you know when classes are available and because of that I now have to drive to DMACC for one class a day 5 days a week this summer which is unfortunate but for the most part they make it so it's easy to schedule your classes optimally.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: I only took one online course, never met my teacher but he was very eager to help me whenever I was stuck! I also ended the class with 100% so I clearly absorbed all the information necessary to thoroughly understand the subject. Accessibility is fantastic, left you up to your own schedule while still maintaining concrete due dates, and had very good tests and quizzes online.

5 College Junior

Career Services: I feel very confident I'll be able to find a great job, or at least a job that will further my career in graphic design.

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