Southwestern Michigan College

319 reviews
  1. Dowagiac, MI
  2. 2 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    C+
Southwestern Michigan College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$8,490/ 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
    $7,367/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,503/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,191/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,937/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,131/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,236Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Day Care Services
No
61%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.36 responses
39%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.36 responses
56%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.16 responses

After Southwestern Michigan College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Reviews

319 reviews
  • Excellent
    74
  • Very Good
    125
  • Average
    107
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    1
I greatly appreciate all of the help that is always available. I feel this is what makes SMC unique. The teachers, the office staff, everyone is willing to help! The classes include quality education. I am confident that I am learning a lot in each subject matter. The teachers really make an effort to take difficult concepts and make them understandable. I am not sure I would have gained the understanding that I have while attending a different school. At SMC, I know that I can trust my teachers to guide me through the material. For example, there was one chapter in Physiology that just simply had my head spinning after I had read through it. It was totally foreign to me. I was very worried about it and as I came into the next class, I even mentioned to my professor that I have confidence that he is about to make it all "make sense." He smiled, encouraged me and class began. Sure enough, he took what made no sense at all to me, and transformed it into easy to understand material. I left that class fully understanding the chapter!
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 27 2014
I really enjoy the fact that our dorms are like apartments. I'm in my own personal bedroom and yet can still be in a common area with just my roommates. It makes it easy to study being in your own area. If I had to redo my applications and choose to apply or not apply to Southwestern Michigan College, I would. It is close but far enough away from home and again, I still get to live on campus and have my own bedroom. The teachers here are awesome! They really are engaged with the student life and are super helpful with any questions one may have.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago
The instructors and professors at this school are absolutely amazing! Each one is involved with students in their own way and try to form personal relationships with their students, it is really comforting to have an instructor that talks to you like a friend, not just controlling you as a teacher. There have been times that I needed to sit down with an instructor for a few of my classes and they were always willing to sit down and work with me in their office or after class. The class registration is extremely easy, at the beginning of the semester, the school gives us a date to schedule our next semesters classes, as well as a packet with course information and all we have to do on the day of scheduling is sit down with an adviser or put course numbers in on our schools website. This school offers a program called EXCEL and every week there are study sessions offered. We also have a Learning Center on campus with tutors that specialize in EVERY subject.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 30 2013