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Reviews 363 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I do not anything about the alumni network. It is okay.

4 College Freshman

Online Courses: The workload is reasonable. The registration process was horrendous.

4 College Freshman

Student Body: The student body is diverse. Everybody would feel welcome

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Financial Aid is helpful and nice. It is worth the tuition paid.

3 College Freshman

Career Services: My school is not great at helping find jobs after schooling.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am majoring in Business and also getting certified in real estate. The teachers are very attentive and the class sizes are small so the teachers have time for their students. The workload depends on the class. The facilities are very good. They are well taken care of and I enjoy them.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The professors are great. They are attentive and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The school is very good! All of their resources are excellent and well taken care of. Their professors care and are very attentive. The school has an excellent bookstore and a great library. The campus is always clean. It is also very safe! I always see security and I feel safe there at night.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Student Life at Vol State is amazing! There is a club, society, volunteer group, or academic program for everyone. It's by far the cleanest campus I've ever been on, and the people in general are down-to-earth and friendly. Hard to find people that will go out of their way to help a complete stranger, but on this campus, it's the exact opposite! They have an amazing free fitness center that's awesome for the students who want to workout in-between classes, or can't afford a gym membership

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Class size is great! 20 or less students in every class which gives the instructors more time to devote to each individual student. All instructors have been super nice and willing to spend extra time with me until I grasped the concept.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Some of the programs in Allied Health no longer guarantee job placement after graduation due to the uncertainty of the country's future Healthcare Policy, or lack thereof, but many of the other programs do offer job placement.

The career placement center is terrific. I was able to make an appointment with the director for personal help on my resume and job search. Someone with a PhD in the resume writing world would have cost me a fortune! He was happy to offer his services free of charge. The literally have HUGE Job Fairs with up to 100 local employers held weekly on campus, it's a college student's dream, and it's also open to the general public.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Transferring of academic classes was a difficult lengthy progress for the classes taken over 10 years ago, but classes taken within 10 years, even from out-of-state were a breeze!

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5 College Senior

Academic Experience: Sleep Diagnostics is a unique, small industry, but growing rapidly in recognition. Most students don't know what the actual job description of a Polysomnographic Technologist entails, but their light bulbs tend to go off when you mention a Sleep Study. It's cool because it's highly specialized, but frustrating at times because we don't get the recognition and respect that the position deserves.

Our program is very accelerated and extremely difficult unless you've had prior healthcare experience, college courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, and college level math.

However, VSCC has one of the newest, state-of-the art sleep testing labs right on campus and Middle Tennessee is regionally associated with some of the top Sleep Medicine Physicians and labs in the country! The Program Director is Top-Notch! He was employed in the field for many years as a practicing technologist, a sales representative for sleep devices, and in sleep lab supervisory roles. Mr. Mathews offers his students a well-rounded program, and is always going above the call-of-duty to help his students achieve their goals!

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I can only relate to my program for the most part which is great, but I've used student support services a few times and there seems to be a department or service on campus designed to support just about any and every need a student could have! Student Support Services will help you find the best option for your situation and then personally introduce you to the person in charge. They even followed up with me to see that I received the help I requested.

Registration was done completely online or via fax and email which is awesome for those who live great distances from campus.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Vol State's Financial Aid Office is above average in functionality, but the level of friendliness and willingness to help is SUPERIOR to most others I've dealt with.

MY ADVICE FOR ANY CAMPUS FINANCIAL AID PROCESS:

1. START THE PROCESS EARLY!!!!! This goes for every institution. If you wait until the last minute, the help you seek will be at the last minute. Use common sense, when the employees are frantic and can barely leave for a lunch break the last couple of weeks before the term starts, they will have less time to spend explaining the process to you (which is lengthy and complicated), and might forget a few important details.

2. Start applying for scholarships the year prior to starting your first semester of college. Otherwise, the funds you are awarded will not be dispersed to you until you're half way through the first year. I found most organizations do it this way, perhaps to make sure you're fully committed before investing in your education.

3. ASK QUESTIONS DON'T ASSUME!!!! It's 100% your responsibility to know ALL filing deadlines and to follow the ALL the necessary required steps to receive financial assistance. It's not their job to hold your hand and walk you through the process, if you want it, YOU have to do the work, but they will answer any questions anytime and will point or lead you in the right direction.

5 College Senior

Student Body: The Student Body at Volunteer State Community College (VSCC) in Gallatin, TN., is populated by a diverse group of students. It's quite unique in that Gallatin is located 29 miles northeast of Nashville, TN., the "Music Capitol" of the world. Nashville is also rapidly becoming the #1 entertainment production city in the U.S., which birthed the very popular, Entertainment Media Production Program offered at VSCC. What this scenario adds to the Student Body at VSCC, is an eclectic group of extremely artistic and creative students encompassing every demographic imaginable. After all, thanks to social media and the World Wide Web, music and film have united the world.

In addition to the "Entertainers" the area is home to some of the top medical facilities in the country, Vanderbilt, as a good example. This draws a tremendous amount of Healthcare and Allied Health Degree seeking students onto our campus and adds flavor to our "melting pot" (Student Body).

The "non-traditional" students, such as myself, who are seeking higher education for the first time or changing careers mid-life, incorporate a level of maturity and wisdom into the Student Body. I like to say we are the "meat and potatoes" of our campus melting pot. Our age and life experiences shared with the newbies right out of high school, offers them an easier transition into college-life. We become their "surrogate" parents in a sense.

VSCC has an "Open-Door" Policy entitling everyone to an equal opportunity for higher learning. This draws our "spicy" international students, and a rare opportunity for resident students to be exposed to many different cultures without having to leave the United States. With 11,000+ highly diverse students, we have our share of challenges, but the entire faculty and Student Body at VSCC diligently work together to overcome these challenges to provide a feeling of acceptance for ALL students.

5 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: After my financial aid and scholarships, I received a refund check that I could deposit and use for books. A lot of students receive them and some use them to pay for cars, housing, and other things.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: It's great so far. My course load mostly consists of Gen Eds so the workload isn't too bad. I'm about to work and attend classes.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The professors are very helpful - their lectures are easy to understand and they are very approachable with any questions. Some of them even set up study sessions where students can ask for extra instruction. Registration was a super easy and quick.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I had a lot of AP and Dual-Enrollment courses from high school that all transferred easily. I switched my major during my second semester and the Advising center was very helpful with the process.

4 College Senior

Student Body: The student body seems pretty diverse and I haven't noticed any discrimination against anyone.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: I love being able to work on my own. The due dates are feasible for my busy schedule and I'm able to ask my fellow classmates or professor for help on the harder assignments.

4 College Senior

Career Services: They have an annual job fair that features nearly 100 companies. Their website also offers a job posting section.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors care about what you learn and how well you learn it.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The school is not only worried about education but also the future of it's students.

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