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Reviews 336 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I have pretty much been able to plan out everything on my own so that has been great.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's okay. I wanted more of a social life but I had to go here for financial reasons.

4 College Junior

Career Services: My advisor has been very supportive of me transferring.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: It is what I had only expected it to be. Nothing special.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I am a pre-nursing major which is unfortunate when it comes to scholarship opportunities.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: All the teachers are pretty average. They do care, but not as much as they could.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The cost is perfectly fine when you compare it to the education you're getting.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: The employees are helpful, but they aren't that friendly most of the time.

3 College Junior

Student Body: They are pretty diverse. It wasn't what I expected honestly.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Reality is, this is a 2 year community college. It's grunt work to get to the classes that actually deal with your major when you transfer to a 4 year college. The teachers are hit and miss when it comes to caring about their students. When that happens you just have to grin and bear it, the semester will be over soon enough. The students are either thrifty with their money by coming here, which means they or are simply going because its a social norm.

College Freshman

Overall Experience: Let's be honest, this is a 2 year college where you have to do the grunt work before you can get to the 4 year college, where your classes relate to your major. The teachers are hit and miss when it comes to caring a out their students. Grin and bear it because the semester will be over soon. The students are either hard working or not at all. Grin and bear it. The semester will be over soon and soon enough, you will be transferring to a school you prefer.

College Freshman

Career Services: Although there are plenty of resources available on campus, they are mainly for students who are undecided and/or not in my major. Have a very specialized major and have built my own network of people outside of the college for me to find internships and job opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am double majoring in Agricultural Communications and Agricultural Education which albeit are two majors most people aren't aware of, but all students in agriculture related fields have a specialized advisor (although they all share his services), who is absolutely wonderful at his job! He has been in the business for a long time and knows exactly what classes you need to transfer into the school you want. This is treatment that from what I have heard doesn't happen with the general advisors everybody else has.

Plus, with my double major, I can do just about anything. Teaching; I'll be certified to teach birth to 21. Journalism, Marketing, Public Policy, Public Relations;which is what am aiming for. The scholarships are incredible too. I know people who have worked with Kraft, Wrangler, Land O Lakes, Caterpillar, Kamatsu, with legislators on state and national congress, with the FDA and much more through the same majors I am in and similar ag-related fields.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The academics feel a lot like high school, just with teachers who care a lot less. Some teachers have their preferences of teaching styles that in a way forces the students to unlearn everything they have been taught only to dump it all again for the next teacher. Especially in the English and Communications departments. MLA format vs APA format is a big issue. The teacher will spend a lot of time teaching the students one of the other because the teacher prefers it even though both are valid formats. And because the teachers spend so much time teaching their preferences on little things, they eat up class time and take away from real growth.

With the exception of Statistics, I felt as though my classes were simply review from what I had already learned in high school.

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3 College Freshman

Student Body: Honestly, I have seen very little interaction between students and that is probably because this is a 2 year community college so the turnover is substantial. The students keep to themselves mostly. The only friendships that form are ones that formed before college. I'm perfectly okay with this though because it means most of us are focused on our studies. It makes group projects a little bit easier.

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The teachers said on the first day that the school has a '3 day absence policy' that has massive repercussions. This posed a problem for me since I am currently a regional president for a student organization and many of my duties require me to be absent from school. However, after explaining to them what I do and giving them a list of my expected absences with a brief description of my duties that were pulling me away from school, they waived the 'policy'. Maybe this is a school-wide rule, but it seems to also be a means of a scare tactic.

Of course, less than a month into school my duties required me to miss a week and my teachers weren't very happy. They warned me about falling behind and whatnot which is understandable, but time management is part of my nurtured skill sets in my current position so when I returned, I was actually ahead of my classes, minus Statistics, but my teacher was gracious to help me catch up.

So, I guess the moral of this review is that a little professionalism and confidence in yourself can overcome any inflexible teachers/policies.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am always receiving emails for internships avaiable to me.

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4 College Freshman

Student Body: The classes seem pretty diverse in ethnicity and gender.

3 College Freshman

Career Services: Post grad services seem beneficial and knowledgable.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid office did a poor job of keeping me informed of the aid I was receiving.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: The instructors I've had for online classes do a good job of responding promptly to my emails.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: My workload is a lot! The instructors do a good job on sticking to the cirriculum.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The registeration process for classes is messy. I've had to change my schedule because my advisor didn't understand what I wanted.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: There are few campus activities. When activities are happening, students are not even informed about them.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They offer multiple different levels of courses, but require specific pre-requisites. Not all courses transfer or are put towards a degree.

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