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Reviews 139 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

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.

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!

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

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Meet a good bit of friends and enjoyed the staff as well. I learned ALOT about many subjects and am motivated to learn more and do better !

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: My Health Science teacher was amazing he was a teacher and a friend at the same time and so energetic about the subject ! My Psychology teacher who was knew was also amazing and helped me consider psychology as a minor! My history teacher us and western civ both made me extremely interested in the subjects !

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: None at all . Can't get a job as a associate of science recipient

3 College Senior

Student Body: Friendly in class but off campus and after class hours , commuters can't really fit in. Most residents play sports. Great environment for them.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Covered most but the school advertises free tuition. I still paid about 800 per semester

3 College Senior

Career Services: Better for other majors , not health science

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I personally loved my Religions class and New Testament, as a young student it's portent to grasp such topics when our brain is most vulnerable and right . I also loved Music Appreciation, it broadened my spectrum greatly ! The workload was pretty moderate however much time of study was needed.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Not very superior being a nursing major. My prerequisites are still not finished after two years of being full time. It is supposed to be linked with Upstate from my understanding.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: They have many helpers in our library as well as the Student Center. Almost 24/7. I many times got help with research papers and essays at the writing center. The staff was always looking for questions

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: We are a close family group. Everyone I have encountered are very friendly including the administration and professors. We have the use of all the facilities and most of all I have enjoyed the study class that we have as a group. I have had the best experience hear at Spartanburg Methodist. They are a small school but big in heart.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Not very easy because of teachers

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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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