Northampton County Area Community College

730 reviews
  1. Bethlehem, PA
  2. 2 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    B
Northampton County Area Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$5,577/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,510/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,006/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,825/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,449/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,915/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.94 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,519Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Day Care Services
Yes
57%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.74 responses
62%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.74 responses
38%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.29 responses

After Northampton County Area Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Reviews

730 reviews
  • Excellent
    174
  • Very Good
    312
  • Average
    213
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    12
I really like going to school. It can be stressful at times but wasn't? Northampton Community College offers a great variety of programs and just recently added more dorms to their campus because of the overload of students living on campus. The college offers councilors, help with finding a job, help to students looking to build up their resume, help with interviews, academic help(The Learning Center), and so much more! The foo and prices are good and easy to get to. The college offers several different clubs and other non-academic activities. Northampton Community College has an honor society (Phi Theta Kappa) in which is a student makes the Dean's List the first semester they are eligible to join. Along with everything else I said I'm glad that I started my college career off here. It helped give me a sense of what college is like without overloading me too much. Another reason why I chose to go to Northampton Community College was because it;s cheaper than a university. This is important to me because I'm paying for my education by myself along with financial aide. By going here, I'm aloud to stay at home with my family, continue to be a Sunday school teacher at my church, and get a chance to make sure I"m in the right path before I head on to bigger things.
  • College Senior
  • Oct 23 2015
The tuition isn't so bad, since its a local school its understandable for it to be cheaper than most schools. However, as I've recently chosen my major, I realized that I needed a lot more books for this semester because of the courses I am taking. I was blown away when I calculated how much money it would cost me for paying JUST my textbooks for ONE semester. For five courses that I am taking, the price that I would have to pay for the textbooks alone came to be over 1000. This is a major disappointment to me because having been through this last semester, i learned a few things. Not only did we not use all of the textbooks in my classes, but we were told to purchase an access code(which is quite expensive) that we did not even open! I think it is a complete disgrace having to make students pay for books that are not being used! Over 1000 dollars just for a book that will be used for [at most] 4 months? That does not sound like something an 18 year old can afford... let alone dealing with tuition and other fees. What kind of educational system is this?
  • College Junior
  • Jan 4 2014
The Academic Flexibility I've had at Northampton so far has been great! I can schedule my classes around my work schedules. Also, I couldn't attend class one day because of work issue, my professor was totally okay with me not attending, and happy that I let him know a head of time. He gave me the assignment that was due the following day, and I got it finished without a problem and received full credit. However I've had a teacher who said you must attend every class if or else you lose points if you don't show up. He did however allow makeup tests and quizzes if you were out. If you're looking for a school that is very flexible with your work schedule this is the place to go!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 13 2013