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Reviews 150 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: It was a challenge at first but once everything was sorted out it was much easier.

3 College Senior

Online Courses: I selected okay because I did not take any online courses.

3 College Senior

Career Services: I only put that it was okay because I do not know very much about the post-grad services at my school

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have met some of the most awesome professors at this school. They were inspiring and above all extremely helpful.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Everyone was very helpful and got me to where I need to go. If I had a question, whoever I asked knew exactly who I need to talk to.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The education was really good and was a big challenge for me!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: This school was a very good and a new experience. I really liked the teachers and they were excellent.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The professors really care about your education. During freshman year, Pioneer Pathways often offer a $1,500 internship opportunity for the spring or summer any place of your choice as long as they have a paid internship program.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The class schedules are pretty set for the semester (from early in the morning to mid-evening), so you would have to work around them.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Classes are usually small. Maybe around 15-20 students. Each professor has their own individual teaching style; it really depends on the student if it helps them learn or not. Some professors just lecture, some lecture while you take notes, and others involve you in class discussions. In my personal experience, 99% of my professors were extremely helpful and friendly when I needed help on anything. Also, most professors are extremely strict about cell phones, and they won't hesitate to kick you out of class if they catch you or just cancel class altogether. Canceling may seem ideal, but it won't if you needed those lecture notes for an upcoming test that week.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: For the most part, it's a good college. You meet some amazing people, whether they're students or faculty staff. There are some classes that I would definitely retake because of how much I enjoyed it, although there are others that will bore you to death. Most of the staff here is nice, but you may come across those who aren't very friendly. In my personal experience, a lot of those in the Administration office aren't very friendly at times (especially Financial Aid) , and can carry a terrible attitude when I'm only trying to get help or more information. Because of this, I rarely, if ever, go around there unless I absolutely need to.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I'm a good student and I've never had any trouble with schoolwork before. This is no exception. I had no problem my first semester getting things done and all, but of course that may change in the future. I have no job and no social life so obviously there's no interference there. You are allowed a decent number of absences but lecture notes are not available, at least for the classes I took. Make-up test availability depends on the teacher and your relationship with them (for example, are you a good student who actually cares about your grades and was simply unable to come to class on test day? Or are you some no-good slacker who doesn't want to be there, doesn't care, and skipped test day because you didn't feel like going?). This is NOT a school for going-back-to-college-at-age-40-with-a-job-and-three-kids. There are no night classes or weekend classes. If you want that, go to the Community College.

4 College Junior

Career Services: Career counseling is great. I already addressed this in a previous review. They help you find your personality type and working style, what you're good at and what you're not, and help come up with possible career options based on that--and they really take the time to get to know you. You're more than just their job to them. You matter.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Like I've said, I love my first semester's professors. They were all pretty friendly and helpful. All but the computer professor (of course) have a strong objection to electronics in the classroom, though, which I thought was a bit odd. I understand prohibiting cell phones in class. I do not understand prohibiting tablets or laptops, even if you're using them to take notes. Luckily I have accommodations to take notes electronically--otherwise, I'd be up a certain creek without a paddle. Most high schools use iPads or some other tablet/laptop now, in the classroom, so students coming in are obviously used to that; why prohibit it now? Anyway, the courses I took were great. Their quality was more or less impeccable. Class sizes are GREAT--usually 20-30. As to variety...their catalog says that French and German classes are available, but they're actually not, because they don't have anyone to teach them; as a result, the only available foreign language course is Spanish. I am tired of Spanish being the only language both offered and/or required in all schools, not just college. It's time to break out into other linguistic areas!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: First off, it's a junior college. If this is as much college as you're going to get, good luck finding a job. You need at least a bachelor's to get any kind of decent, more-than-minimum-wage job. That said, though, this is a good jumping-off point, I think. Not sure if college is for you? Go here for a couple of semesters. If you do better than you thought you would and want to keep going, great; transfer to a four-year once you're done here and finish that and get a good job. If not, go to Spartanburg Community College and learn a trade. Or else learn to say "Do you want fries with that?" because you'll need that phrase. However, on campus the career counseling services are GREAT. They help you find out your personality type and working style and preferences and everything, and help come up with some possible career options, and even help you figure out where to go after SMC to pursue those options. I highly recommend EVERY student paying them a visit.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: it's terrible. the whole school is bad.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: being a criminal justice major at Spartanburg Methodist is unappreciated. I feel like I should've just went to a tech school.

1 College Senior

Overall Experience: this school honestly only cares about the money. the financial aid has terrible attitudes and there are a lot of racial comments made that always go unsettled. Also the school itself is WAYYYYYY too expensive. I'm stressing myself out as a 20 year old trying to pay for this high maintence school. DO NOT ATTEND SPARTANBURG METHODIST. ITS TERRIBLE AND BORING. I HATE IT.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: My major is simply Associates in Arts. I want to go the History or Humanities route after SMC. As such, only one math class is required, and for that I am very grateful. Two lab sciences are required, though, which seems a bit unnecessary--one, definitely, but two? Why? Anyway, I have found the majority of the professors to be extremely helpful and quite friendly, particularly Dr. Cheek of the History section. The English classes as well as the arts are located in the campus's newest building, Ellis Hall, which is at the lower end of the campus and you have to go down a big hill to get there. However, the building is very nice, especially the bathrooms, which are a HUGE improvement over all the other, older buildings. I don't really know of any job opportunities or anything though, besides signing up to be a work-study for the school, which means you do secretarial work for one of the teachers and your pay goes toward your fees and books and stuff.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, my first semester was phenomenal. I love all the professors I had and enjoyed the classes. The food in the cafeteria ranges from "not that great" to "really pretty good" depending on what you get (for example, the lo mein noodles are terrible, the pizza is "meh," and the fries, turkey pot pie, and strawberry shortcake are great). I also love the small campus. If you're out of shape like me, it doesn't seem all that small, especially the big hill down to the lower end of the campus, and the abundance of stairs and lack of elevators is a workout; but really it's a very small campus. I would most definitely choose this school again. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because the academics could be a little more rigorous--then again, I'm sure when I take my required math class, I'll be singing a different song!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This college is about bringing the your college mates together and getting to know one or another from the best class I think is at this college which is smc 101 freshman and sophomore class it brings us together. But other then that I really do enjoy this college

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Only thing I hate is rooming with my room mate!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) was not my first choice for schools. I wanted to go to a school where creative writing was a big thing. After I didn't get accepted into my top schools, my college planning teacher told me about SMC. I went on a campus tour and automatically fell in love. I loved how small it was, the student-teacher ratio, and how close it was to places like restaurants, stores, etc. I always like to say that SMC is perfect for anyone who isn't so sure if school is for them, as a result of the campus size, how caring everyone is, and it being a two-year school. I'm entering my second and last year at SMC and I know for a fact that I'm going to miss it. It has allowed me to meet some amazing teachers, life long friends, and is helping me shape me into the person I'm becoming.

2 College Senior

Campus Resources: The administration at USC Upstate is ill-informed. Because I am a transfer student I have many questions and needs that were not addressed properly. I had to complete many online forms and things that even the business office couldn't help me with. I feel like that is not a plus in any school. That needs to be handled accordingly.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: It depends on how early you enroll, you could get really good class hours or very bad. And if you don't have your classes ready advisors pick classes for you

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Spartanburg Methodist College is a good starting point for students. The school is small enough for students to get to know their professors, who invite them to ask questions and really be active in class. Classes are challenging, but not so hard that a student who applies him or herself can't pass with flying colors. There are many kinds of clubs and organizations for students to be involved with, whether they are volunteering to help their peers or taking pictures in a photography club. Freshmen feel right at home from day one, and they grow to love Spartanburg Methodist so much that when it's time to graduate, they don't want to leave.

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