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Reviews 61 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had a lot of fun here at Ridgewater, the people are nice and the professors are wonderful and help you a lot.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid process is a typical financial process.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: I personally don't leave my program area much due to the fact that I do not need to leave that area.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: I am not sure of a lot of things that happen out side of my program, the people that are in my program tent to stay in the area that the program is at.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The program I am in at Rigdewater is one of the best programs in the nation. The professors are very helpful and truly care about the students. I am in the Veterinary Technology program and one of the best aspects of our program is that we house animals on site, dogs, cats, ect. It is a hard program but is very rewarding.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The professors that are in charge of the program that I am in are wonderful. They understand the amount of stress the students face on a day to day basis and are very understanding if you are unable to take a test or fulfill a requirement for the day.

3 College Junior

Student Body: It's a small school but they have some great technical programs. The students are a good bunch for the most part, there's not a lot of diversity but some. Most people are excepting of everyone.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: I go to the HCMC site through Ridgewater College Paramedic course. Our class is broadcasted to Ridgewater students in Hutchinson. I know that in previous classes the students at the Hutchinson campus dropped out because the reception was too hard to watch from Minneapolis, but the Minneapolis class is almost always easy in technical situations.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Because i never took an online course at Ridgewater, but i heard they are very beneficial.

2 College Sophomore

Student Body: Ridgewater doesn't have dorms, so most of the student body comes to school for classes and then leaves. You can make more of your experience by joining a club on campus and being involved in those events, but there are not many to choose from.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Ridgewater is a pretty small campus, and without having dorms there isn't much available for resources. There are some fun places like students life, but the rest is pretty dismal. We have a small fitness center but I don't know if it is open to everyone and we have no health services. Also, our current food provider is Taher and the meals are overpriced and usually not very good.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The college has a small work out gym where you can go for fun or during your gym class. It is not very big but a lot of people use it. Our library is great things are easy to access there.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: I have talked to many people who have gone to other schools besides this one and everyone agrees that at this school your teachers are easier to get along with and are always willing to help you out. They have a commons area where we all sit and talk in groups, eat and play pool. Everyone has a great time.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I thin the amount you pay to attend this college matches greatly with the quality of education you get. I have learned a lot of valuable things in the classes I have taken at this college.

4 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tutition is very, very low. Even if the college itself is not great, it is a cheap way to get a 2 year degree.

I did not qualify for financial aid.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: Nothing spectacular, but it's what you can expect from a community college. Library with computers. There's about 6 study rooms that can be rented out.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The computer system does have a few flaws, but overall is pretty useful. I like using secured printing, so I know that I am going to get what I print off, every time.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: I am an A student and receiving a B is frustrating especially because I know that having lecture every once in a while would have helped a lot. The work load wasn't too bad but I didn't get much help from the teacher.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Ridgewater has a great value for the education they provide. The Financial Aid staff is always friendly and willing to help you with any problems with your applications.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The most outstanding aspect of Ridgewater has been the amazing instructors. Every professor I've had has always been willing to put in extra time to make sure you understand the material.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: The Willmar campus has a wireless network that reaches all across campus. No matter where you are, you always have access to the internet. All printing costs are paid as part of tuition, so there isn't any extra costs when you want hard copies of research or a paper.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: The facilities on the Willmar campus are very good. There is a gym and weight room available to all students. Each semester, there is a student play, choir performance, and students receive free admission to all of the athletic competitions. In administration, the academic center, or in the library are always friendly and helpful.

2 College Senior

Career Services: For the most part, Career Services only provides general information. Jobs are posted in public areas, but no detailed assistance is given.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The wireless at Ridgewater is pretty great. The only time it hasn't worked for me was during the summer session when construction caused a blackout. The rest of my time there it has always worked quickly and hasn't given me any problems. There is only one major technology center for students, which is located in the library. But it serves well for the smaller campus. The computers are touch screen and all printing is free including color. There are additional computer labs for classes, especially those that specifically require them and assitance is available most of the time.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I have to give a B-, because some of the online teachers deserve an A while others definitely do not. The major downside to our online courses is that some of them are offered only online. This wouldn't be so bad, but those only offered online include all of the foreign language classes (English and Spanish). If you go to Ridgewater, Keith Green is the one to take online classes with, while the other teachers can be a bit unorganized.


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