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Academic Experience


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3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Going p/t will take me a little longer to get into my manager

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Teachers are pretty good honestly, I only had one teacher that wasn't great

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I am currently a liberal studies major, the reason why I declared that major was due to the fact I honestly have no clue what career I wait to pursue yet when I am done with college. What is so unique about this major is the fact that one can take many electives to help them figure out what career they might want to pursue after college.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: At UCC, they do not offer an economics program as an associates degree. However going into a 4 year school is recommendable in doing a liberal arts major at ucc and many classes you take will make a nice transition into an economics major. The Economics classes are not too bad, UCC offers Macro and Micro economics.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: The required courses are transferrable to colleges.


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Union County College's academic experience is surprisingly enjoyable. The community college provides its students with a wide range of subjects to study, with professors who possess a vast knowledge in their fields. For example, in criminal justice classes, the professors provide practical knowledge and insightful real-life experience, having all either been sergeants or captains at various police departments around the county. Having professors with this level of knowledge is certainly a huge asset to students pursuing similiar lines of work. Most of the professors are understanding and extremely fair to students. They are very open and invite students to voice their problems and opinions in order to find a solution.

The workload given is certainly manageable, but students who are looking to push themselves can also find a challenge. Honors classes are offered, and going the extra mile in classes is always rewarded. Scheduling can be difficult, especially when you start getting close to the deadline. Some counselors are very helpful and personable, while others leave something to be desired. The best piece of advice is to register early and make sure you take enough classes to graduate in two years. Simply put, Union County College's academic experience is mostly positive, with only a few small issues here and there.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: Unknown
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
  • Registered Nursing (RN): Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: No
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: Yes
Class Sizes
The class sizes are relatively small depending on the time of day. Most classes have 20 to 26 students with some outlying numbers in both directions. Because of this, the instructors almost always know your name a month into classes.
Student/Professor Relationships
Professors at UCC are almost always very personable and want to get to know the students. They are serious when it comes time to learn and get work done, but they are not afraid to joke around with the students. This creates a friendly professor-student relationship, thus making classes more enjoyable.
Testing & Grading Procedures
When it comes to grading, tests are usually the largest percentage, with participation and homework making up the second largest percentiles. Some teachers throw projects into the mix, but overall, tests are the most important part.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
Lecturing can be a fun experience or a clock-watching nightmare. Some professors like to interact with students and ask opinions during lectures, while others prefer note taking and one-way communication. Depending on the professor's teaching style, this is how he or she will generally lecture.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
A course from start to finish generally consists of one large essay or project, three to five tests, and quizzes, with homework in between. Grading is fair, and professors will likely bump up your final average if you are very close to a higher letter grade.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
You can take more classes each semester and finish earlier.
Tips to Succeed
The best tips to succeed would be study your notes, read your textbook, attend class, and complete all assignments on time. Every student has the capability to do well at UCC if he or she is committed to put in the work necessary. Everything that professors assign a student to do is not mindless work; it all has a purpose to teach the student something. Following these tips will certainly ensure that your time at UCC is a beneficial learning experience.
Full-Time Faculty
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 9%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 79%
Unknown: 0%
Average Faculty Salary
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Did You Know?
County college can save you thousands of dollars, and as long as you maintain your grades, you can get into a four-year school-possibly even with scholarships-relatively easily.

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 84 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 25% Will advance my career
  • 24% Learned a lot of new things
  • 15% Learned a few new things
  • 7% Will help me switch careers
  • 1% Waste of time
  • 0% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know



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