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  • 07/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Living here is the best part. That is if you like small towns. Coming from the city, yes it is a small town. But I've grown to like it a lot. I stay in College Station even though its in Bryan (not too far a distance from each other.) Practically one in the same. I like to act like I go to Texas A&M :) It even feels like it. Its fun. If you like tradition, big on sports, and country music, this is perfect for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Its basically just another community college. Its not that big a school. It has its good and not-so-good teachers just like any other school. Studying is STILL required. I was on that band wagon community college thing until I found out the hard way. Don't get behind.

  • 02/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 2 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Homey, rural types who aren't ready for changes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to consult the higher ups (counselors, teachers, ect.). They don't bite, and they're actually pretty helpful.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are hundreds of dollars cheaper than universities because Blinn is technically a community college, but the classes are just as challenging.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's close to my hometown, and Brenham is a great city. Not too big, but not to small.

    Am learning a lot

    It's definately a big change from high school. Some teachers are set in their ways and have their own methods, so you just have to go with the flow. Classes aren't that bad, even if you slacked in high school. Just apply yourself and you should do fine.

  • 01/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love a conservative and calm atmosphere, Blinn is a great place to go. Also, students who want to attend Texas A&M University usually attend Blinn for one or two years. Blinn has the highest transfer rate to A&M. In fact, many of the professors at Blinn also teach courses at the A&M campus. It is a cheaper path to get some of the prerequisite courses out of the way before one is to pay the high tuition of Texas A&M University

    Tips for prospective students

    Although Blinn is a community college, the courses that I have taken have proven to be quite rigorous. They adequately prepare you for the university you would like to attend. Blinn College also has a great dental hygiene program.

    Bang for the buck

    Blinn is not very expensive and offers a lot of financial aid and services. I found the student center to be very helpful.

    Am enjoying being here

    Blinn College is a smaller school, so it was a nice transition from my small high school.

    Am learning a lot

    At Blinn College, I learned a great deal about the American government through my government class. I can now contribute to conversations about politics that I used to shy from. I also learned a great deal about the nations that surround us through my World Geography class. During our class discussions, we would discuss current events. I learned more in these classes than I ever learned from watching the repetitive news on t.v.

  • 06/08/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students from small towns in Texas who are conservative Republicans will definitely enjoy Blinn! Students who prefer a smaller school over a bigger school. Students who enjoy the Texas A&M atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like going to a small school, then Blinn is for you. The campus in Bryan (where I attended) consists of 5 buildings all connected to each other. Very small and very conservative. I did not like the small school atmosphere because along with that came the small town Texas feel. Very opposite of what I am used to. I learned more in high school than I did at Blinn and since I paid out of state, there was no bang for the buck. Pick early classes so you can get parking, otherwise, you won't ever find a spot.

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    need to work hard, and follow your dream like me

    Tips for prospective students

    i'm a really good student and if i could get in to blinn college, i will work hard

    Bang for the buck

    really good and really intersting for me and for every one

    Will enjoy being here

    yew i will enjoy being there

    Will learn a lot

    from this college because, i know that this college will help me alot in my carrier

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I would suggest that Blinn step up there game with campus safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Good ideas, but they need more involvement

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty cheap! Tuition is paid, books are where they get you!

    What to do for fun

    Festivals are always fun! Bryan isn't very far for some good dancing and if you like history, you'll love this town! Blue Bell factory is a must!

    Food and Dining

    Nothing beats a home cooked meal, but the food is alright and very do able for a year.

    Dorm Life

    It's kind of scary and I would advise a major remodel, along with some top notch security.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to try and work hard, but you will get the grades you deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! Sit in front! Take notes and highlight books! Always do your homework and if your taking a mental health day, double check for quizzes and test or things due that day. Get to know your professors and ask questions! Flash cards are my favorite study tool!

    In three sentences

    Although advising is always a hassle, Blinn does there best to make it as simple as possible. They allow you to explore all your options and the teachers make learning easy and fun. The administration does a wonderful job of helping you take the next steps on your road to success.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is one of the safest Blinn campus' available.

    Clubs and Activities

    Has a cornucopia of varieties of clubs and activities available.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that are short on funds but would like a quality education. Also one that wishes to save money but not risk the opportunity to transfer to a prestige university.

    Bang for the buck

    This school provides great education lessons for easy transfer to any desired university in Texas.

    What to do for fun

    The student center has a recreational section with two large televisions for either watching t.v. or gaming. Also there is a separated section with a ping pong table and other games.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options available on campus. The bookstore have a small convenient section with snacks and beverages. The Student Center has two choices of places to eat and a beverage smoothie shop. Also there is a food truck that is found on campus during lunch hours.

    Academic Rigor

    Demanding but not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to see the right advisor and ask plenty of questions.

    In three sentences

    The college is very small but has adequate professors. The enrollment process is quite easy for the amount of students that attend Blinn College. The advisers and staff are helpful.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police seem to be pointless. The only thing they do is try to bring in revenue for the campus by giving out parking tickets. Just be aware they will dock you and parking is terrible if you don't get there early

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs available. But not as many as I would have like. But once again it's a community college

    Great for these types of students

    The best value for your dollar

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its next to tamu... There is bound to be many I don't know about.

    Bang for the buck

    It's so much cheaper to go to Blinn vs tamu. Definitely worth doing. Plus you can use the tamu bus system to help you get to classes

    What to do for fun

    There isnt much do without getting a little creative.

    Food and Dining

    Overpriced like all college food

    Dorm Life

    One star because I didn't stay in there dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything early to avoid long lines

    In three sentences

    Overall Blinn did well. The classrooms are fairly sized. Most of the teachers care about you... There are not as many foreigners but the ones there 1 out of 10 are nice.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police cars always on patrol, also there are people walking the streets checking to make sure that people have there stickers out on there cars for parking passes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Theatre is where its at hopefully I can look into it! But new clubs are also on my list!

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody wanting to be an athletic, musician, theatre, or even band kid this is the place!

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say yes, because yes, it is a community college, and yes. You are going to a smaller school so you do get more and or better privileges.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, we always go to the movies. Since its right down the street, its not too far away and we can always get back to the dorm on time!

    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely amazing! Its my lunch and dinner, The Cove is where everyone goes! Best place to eat, but if you want cafeteria food its good too. So Homey makes you feel at home!

    Dorm Life

    Its a little noisy, but all in all; Its a great place to relax and escape. Going to the lounge is a great place to relax, its soothing and calm.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors, I can not even explain how much great inspiration they have made in my life over the summer. Thanks to these professors, I have been able to succeed and strive for A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful who you pick as dorm buddies. You can always change out but do it first hand before they get there! Also do not complain about your teacher. She's there to teach not to hear you preach!

    In three sentences

    In attending Blinn over the summer, my eyes have been opened to new things I could never had imagined. The great atmosphere is so quiet. The great environment is so homey, where I could just relax in the sun, and actually enjoy college.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it has been real safe we have drills at least once a month.so i feel real safe.

    Greek Life

    none at this house hold

    Clubs and Activities

    the country clubs here are great have great people here.

    Great for these types of students

    physical therapy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there isnt any that i know of

    Bang for the buck

    if you are wanting a change in life and grow up to be a big boy i would choose this college it has taught me so much to be here.

    What to do for fun

    sports are great church is great

    Food and Dining

    good

    Dorm Life

    i dont know this i live in apt with 3 others

    Academic Rigor

    outstanding facilities.and places to work out are great

    Tips for prospective students

    the prefessors here are outstanding so if you dont want to learn alot more than you exspected.then dont come here .lol

    In three sentences

    i love it here i was raised in city and this town and school reminds me of where i grew up at and loved.it has been a great expierence

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blinn is very good at alerting all their students of any danger that may be in the surrounding area, even if it's something tiny like the weather.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any real greek life at Blinn, but there's many that Blinn students can get involved with at A&M down the street.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs at Blinn, and even some at A&M that allows Blinn students to be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Any. The campus is very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't many traditions on the Blinn campus, but there's plenty in the town of College Station, which is right next to Bryan.

    Bang for the buck

    Going to Blinn can save you A LOT of money while you take your chore classes. The classes are in depth and worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! There's clubs for almost everyone, and you can even join some fraternaties/sororities/clubs that are at A&M down the street.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, it will suffice when you're hungry. There is a food truck that comes some days that is delicious, but it is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The Bryan campus doesn't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a junior college, so it's not as tough as A&M, which is right down the street, but it is more challenging than most people anticipate.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want help and want to succeed, seek it! There's great teachers/tutors/learning centers around every corner. Most students attend to transfer in a year or and year and a half. If that is you, talk to your advisors and counselors as soon as you start classes and they will keep you on track. Also talk to the advisors at your desired school, because they WILL know more and be more helpful than the Blinn advisors.

    In three sentences

    I go to Blinn in Bryan, Tx, and overall, it's an okay school. Classes are more difficult than people think, because it is a junior college. Most teachers want to help you and want you to succeed.

  • 05/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The Administration is awful. Don't expect any help there!

    Bang for the buck

    Average, though if you are in Bryan you are out of district. :/

    Am enjoying being here

    The professors and staff have a tendency of having a bad attitude. The parking is AWFUL!

    Am learning a lot

    It IS a college...

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    13 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you have attended a small school. This campus will be a great transition for you

    Tips for prospective students

    The registration process is not very organized, they will NOT answer their phones. Be proactive, it is best that you go to the campus and do things in person.

    Bang for the buck

    Believe I will receive a great education with the cost!

    Will enjoy being here

    I am so excited about being at Blinn, Bryan

    Will learn a lot

    I have several friends that have attended Blinn and they love it! they are proud of what they have received as far as their academic experience.

  • 07/03/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    14 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Conservatives and looking for a small town setting

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is so much cheaper so I will save money here by taking my basics

    Will enjoy being here

    I love College Station and am looking forward to the small town country feel

  • 09/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    The teachers here are very good and nice, which is more than most community colleges can say.

    Am learning a lot

    It is still my first year here, but so far Blinn is a good college, especially for core classes.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    It is like high school

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Not quite ready for a university setting, but want to live on a campus away from home.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO HOMEWORK! In all of your classes it is super important because it is like half of your grade. The other half is tests/quizzes. So do your homework. Oh and of course STUDY!

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is best that if you don't want to spend alot on school your first two years then junior college is the way to go! I applied for scholarships, and took out a loan even though that wasn't my first choice, but thankfully it wasn't a huge loan. Blinn is fairly cheap and it is definitely a bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am attending the Blinn in Brenham, and coming froma big town like Houston it was quite the adjustment! Yes it is a small town with very little to do, but being able to live on campus really makes it a fun school. I am in band too so that adds to the fun aspect also.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are much like high school number wise. You will probably start with like 30 in a class then by the end of the semester it will dwindle to about 20 due to drops and excessive absences. But when it comes to classwork/homework there is a much heavier amount of it given than in high school. This should be expected because it is college, even though it's a junior college.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    18 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Register early!

    In three sentences

    This college is small and the people are friendly. The staff makes me feel welcome. I think it will be enjoyable attending classes here.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it is fairly small, there are police around every corner and it is difficult to speed through campus as well for that very reason, so you won't get run over.

    Clubs and Activities

    phi theta kappa honor society, gaming society, naturalist club, blinn republicans group, m.e.d. club, marching band, theater, service learning, dance team, intramural and competitive sports

    Great for these types of students

    people who are ready to go somewhere big, anyone in the brazos valley area looking to save a buck, or someone who isn't sure what they want to do or if they really want to continue with formal education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a building on campus called old main. it was the blinn college before it grew up. it is a beautiful building on the inside and out.

    Bang for the buck

    blinn college is a sister school to texas a&m so any class you take will transfer there and is hundreds of dollars cheaper. most of the classes will transfers to most universities in texas.

    What to do for fun

    there is a skating rink in just outside of town and blue bell creamery is too so you could tour it. there are many sports events to attend. game nights, dances, ice cream socials and if that is not enough college station isn't far away.

    Food and Dining

    there are many places to eat in brenham and the city is very easy to navigate. the campus also has good home cooked southern food and good staff. there is an alternative dining option called the cove, it is basically a burger joint inside the student center.

    Dorm Life

    i am a commuter student and there is plenty of parking everywhere, but don't expect it to be too close to classes.

    Academic Rigor

    i give it a four because some teachers are very easy because they don't take roll and the only time you need to be there is to review for the tests before hand and they practically tell you what to write to get an a. there also teachers that include lots of simple homework and quizzed that help you get a better grade. other teachers give little information for the test, that are timed and it is nearly impossible to pass with a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    register for classes early so you always get the best classes with the best teachers. keep up with your work or you will regret it at the end of the semester. get to know your teacher's teaching styles and personalities, it could help a lot. always do what your teachers suggest, they know what they are talking about they do this every semester and it is likely to put you on their good list.

    In three sentences

    the brenham campus is small enough to walk but big enough to get plenty of exercise. there are many clubs available to join and there is always free fun things going on. they also have great helpful teachers that really do care about their students and they all want you to do well.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    lots of campus police, open campus

    Greek Life

    many sororities and fraternities

    Great for these types of students

    everyone and anyone, it's a unique blend of students from all over, big and small towns.

    Bang for the buck

    it's definetly worth it's tuition price, much better option money-wise than spending the whole four years in a university

    What to do for fun

    many clubs and activities, art club, theatre club, science club...pretty much a club for every interest.

    Food and Dining

    nasty caffeteria food, needs to have better options like a subway or something.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms on campus, community college

    Academic Rigor

    if you do the work and attend your classes, you can easily make a good grade in every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    sign up for classes as early as possible and try pickaprof.com to hear from other students who had professors here. that way you can seach your professor before you take the class to see how hard/easy it's going to be.

    In three sentences

    blinn has a great variety of worldwide, intelligent professors. but getting a hold of someone in administation is tedious and annoying. overall this is a great college to get your associates, or just enough credits to transfer.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    on campus patrol, actually does patrol.

    Greek Life

    check out their various origanizations from the web page.

    Clubs and Activities

    blinn has a wide range of clubs and organization's , go to their site to check them out.

    Great for these types of students

    students whose grades are not quite up to university standards yet can still get the chance to attend the larger university of your choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the entire college station, bryan area gets to rag on longhorns!

    Bang for the buck

    this is a great way of obtaining a 2year degree that will transfer to a university. you can pay community college prices for university level. when you transfer the basic will be out of the way and expenses would have been cut down.

    What to do for fun

    the football games are awesome, and since a&m are nearby you can mingle with the university's students for even more friendships and tutoring help.

    Food and Dining

    it's college food , what do you expect?

    Dorm Life

    clean and reasonable.

    Academic Rigor

    blinn has a competitive academic program, better than the average 2 year college.

    Tips for prospective students

    research your desired professors and courses at myedu.com take full advantage of the tutoring and resource center. research your books online at booksrus, amazon, halfprice,and abesbooks for excellent prices.

    In three sentences

    blinn is a highly diverse school where all races and nationalities are welcomed. this is a great stepping stone to the university of your choice, especially a&m. blinn has a wide variety of courses taught by excellent professors decicated to your success.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have a lot of policeman on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    blinn accept any students.

    What to do for fun

    if you like to party, they have parties at school, and off campus that's very fun. if you like clubs, there are a lot of fun clubs here that you could find that suite you, and we have sports so, that's the fun we have at blinn.

    Food and Dining

    the food that's there, its okay its not the best. the food could be a little better since we do have to pay for it.

    Dorm Life

    well i live in an apartment on campus and i love it. if you love your own space and you like cooking your own food, its the perfect fit. also its not that far from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    they expect a lot for us. they want us to have as much pride for ourselves then they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    that if they are not ready for a university yet, blinn is a wonderful college to go to. blinn helps you prepared for real life.

    In three sentences

    blinn is a very small campus, compared to other campus. it helps us prepared for university,because it has everything a university has, such as sports wise. it is also a friendly environment and the teachers are very helpful.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    i am a full time student, along having to deal with the daily stresses of raising my little sister. my parents recently separated, so all the scholarships i can receive the better off my financial status will be. any help i can receive, it will be greatly appreciated.

    What to do for fun

    i enjoy playing volleyball, working out when i have the time.

    Food and Dining

    i have only eaten breakfast on campus, and it was good.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the learning at blinn is not that hard, because it's alot more hands on then what you would get at a university. the teachers are really patient, and will guide you thru whatever you need help on.

    In three sentences

    it is a great school to go to for those who are uncertain about which university they would like to attend. the classes are smaller there for you learn alot better. for those who attended a small high school, it's not hard to adapt to blinn.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    really secure, campus police all the time.

    What to do for fun

    Get rapped in the library is what it feels like my fun has been at.

    Food and Dining

    i eat noodles, and sandwiches, its all i can afford.

    Dorm Life

    never

    Academic Rigor

    its very outstanding, im on time and leave last from class. there is always times that it gets rough but i will not let my academic's drop, so there fore i try my hardest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look forward to your future and choose wisely on your decision making when your in school.

    In three sentences

    Best two year school there is in the nation. Best proffessors from Texas A&M that do there best, to teach us.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Drill Team

    Clubs and Activities

    Volleyball,flagfootball,sack raices,pre-med club,math club. etc

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for someone who just wants to start off small and cant handle a big college.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending this school is alittle to expensive but then again it is a privately funded junior school so prices will always go up.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the play room or play volleyball at the park but its a small town. Not much to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food isnt all that. The best place to eat is at the Cove because it actually has good food but they never change their food choices on the menu.

    Dorm Life

    Wheeler hall is the best dorm to live in because it has top security and the best rooms but its extremly expensive. $2500 per semester for a junior college is ridiculous.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are attending this college...only come for the 2 years then transfer and make sure that you are able to pay your tution and any extra.

    In three sentences

    I rate Blinn College-Brenham Campus an 6 from a scale 1 to 10. They have qualified teachers but the school is constantly asking for extra money and it has to much campus police. They also show signs of discrimination.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is a very safe and clean environment. Police do regular patrol to ensure that everything is safe.

    Greek Life

    I am apart of the Phi Theta Kappa and can say this organization has been very beneficial to my academic career.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am apart of the Livestock team and Ag. Club and in my opinion these two are one of a kind and can open many doors for your future careers.

    Great for these types of students

    Ag. Students, Highly Competitive Livestock Judgers, and Talented athletes who are looking to go the Ju-co route first.

    Bang for the buck

    Blinn is absolutely a great school. It's hard to get an education like the one here at Blinn for the cost to go here.

    What to do for fun

    Blinn has many events for students. Anything from going to watch sports, attending various events, and inter mural sports in both the fall and spring semesters.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is good food and if you happen to be here on scholarship it's a very good way to save money.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is a good experience, you meet new people, make new friends, but most of all you learn how to live on your own and adapt to new situations.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors expect students to come to class and be punctual. Academics are important at Blinn so classes are intended for you to learn and retain your knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you plan your schedule with time between classes and take a tour to scout the location of your classes before school starts.

    In three sentences

    As far as junior college goes Blinn is one of the top in the entire nation. The campus and living provided is second to none. In addition the education received is excellent.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 85

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt extremely safe on campus. The campus has great lighting in and around the buildings and the dorms...and the outside door to the dorm is always locked.

    Greek Life

    I don't personally know too much about this, either.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't personally know too much about the clubs on campus. I stayed extremely busy with academics and softball.

    Great for these types of students

    Blinn has a great reputation for sports...so if you are an athlete, you can get a great education while playing a sport you love for a team that is well respected and competitive. I played a sport, so I know this first-hand.

    Bang for the buck

    Blinn has been a great experience for me personally. Close enough to go home often, but far enough away to have the college experience. A great stepping stone for what is next. The tuition rates at Blinn are affordable and financial aid is available.

    What to do for fun

    Most colleges tend to be located in small towns....so you really create your own fun. In Brenham there is a movie theater..so we would go there...but my group of friends would have movie night in the dorm...or make a trip to Walmart and mess around....or go to the trail and run....and go to nearby College Station and shop, or eat out, or go dancing.

    Food and Dining

    Well...cafeteria food is cafeteria food....not my favorite. Would suggest more healthy choices like chicken caesar salad, and more grilled items.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fine.....I believe everyone should live in a dorm at some point in college....it's part of the college experience!

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is tough at Blinn, but I think that will only make students stronger and better prepared for future endeavors.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be to get involved in something on campus. If you are involved you have an opportunity to meet people and establish friendships. Everyone needs friends, and when you have friends you won't get as homesick and you can also create study groups, etc.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a great college....not too big...and it is easy to get around on campus. Class sizes are great and the professors actually know you and take an interest in you. The curriculum is top-notch....I would put it up against any school, and I know I have a good foundation to transfer to another university.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Heard mostly good and some bad. Maybe average

    Greek Life

    Looking forward to joining

    Clubs and Activities

    Theirs enough to stay satisfied

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to start small or who wants to develop skills

    Bang for the buck

    Blinn has plenty of financial aid options and grants. Way more cheaper than a 4 year school.

    What to do for fun

    Besides football and organizations i hope theirs more things like the movies and mall outside the small town.

    Food and Dining

    Hopefully the food is better than in high school. It is a bit pricey to pay between $6 to $8 on breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the semester. Apply for scholarships to help save a couple of hundred dollars.

    Dorm Life

    Looking through them all 3 of 6 caught my eye. Not to expensive. Good thing the football team has their own residents hall.

    Academic Rigor

    It is junior college but its still college. My first priority is to not get caught behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all the housing stuff out the way EARLY.

    In three sentences

    I'm sure its going to be a big change due to all the research and people telling me Brenham is no where near the size of Houston. Their mission statement sounds straightforward,and being an athlete I believe its the right choice for me to start small.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its a small campus, well lit at night, and I always see Campus or Bryan police roaming around watching the grounds.

    Greek Life

    It is advertised around Blinn campus, but I have not involved myslef in it at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several different clubs throughout the different subjects of study at Blinn. Math, Science, and Anthropology Clubs are the three I have encountered while here. They go as far as having trips to different digging sites for archeological research and trips to NASA to to special tours only provided to college groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that is well capable, but doesn't have the money to attend a larger university. Anyone that doesn't want to go to school for four years, but wouldn't mind putting in two (years for an associate) to get some extra money in the bank for the rest of their life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Blinn doesn't have much of anything as far as unusual tradition or location, but it is right down the road from A&M which has all of those things ten-fold.

    Bang for the buck

    Blinn is one fourth the price of A&M, yet it provides the same education and/or preparation for transfer. Many A&M professors actually work at Blinn also (because of cuts on education). This only means your getting a better education for way cheaper!

    What to do for fun

    It is a small campus, but if you keep up with whats going on around the school, there is always something to do. If your not into all the school events, you live right next to or in College Station.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Center has a few restaurants in it, as well as a game room with video games, ping-pong tables, etc. They hold several events here throughout the semester that have free food and other things to do for fun

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is non-existent at Blinn, because it is so small.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said before, Blinn is challenging, but that means it is only better for those ready to accept a challenge. In addition to their high standards in academics, Blinn also provides all the learning help you would find at any other college such as a math and writing center, as well as an overall learning center that works on all other subjects of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Blinn isn't all fun and games. If your working toward a major that would be hard at a four-year university, it will be hard at Blinn.

    In three sentences

    It's a spitting image of the average high school campus, but luckily most of the professors don't treat everyone like the average high schooler. For a junior college, its tough, but the challenging classes are what make it so accredited when it comes to transferring to a four year. Overall, attending Blinn serves as great preparation for a larger college.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has had many incidents with knives, fights, car break in, theft, and destruction to personal property. Very un-safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports are huge here, almost everyone i have met is in some kind of athletics.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes and those who aren't sure where they would like to go just yet.

    Bang for the buck

    For the most part I am glad to get basics done here, because it is much more personal with the teachers and I do not feel that i would learn any more or more efficiently at a division 1 school.

    What to do for fun

    I play baseball here, but sometimes we go to college station which is only 30 minutes away. But in Brenham we go bowling, go to the movies, go to the driving range, and work out at the local gym.

    Food and Dining

    Some days the food in the cafeteria tastes all right but it is all very greasy and fattening. It is very difficult to stay healthy eating on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have had many run-ins with the apartment management and will not be living on-campus next year. It has been very miserable and I feel as if I'm being babysat.

    Academic Rigor

    Chemistry has been the hardest class I have taken here and it was very challenging, all others have been moderately challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that because it is a Junior College that class is easy and you can blow it off, you get out what you put in.

    In three sentences

    The teachers care and will for the most part help you with whatever it is your struggling with. I live in the on-campus apartments and sometimes i feel like they treat us like children and are not letting us grow up. There is a lot of violence and theft and i do not feel safe a lot of the time.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety is very good, they have cops and security that check on campus regularly.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life at Blinn due to it being a Junor College.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are different sports to get involved in, cheerleading, drill team, acting, choir, and different clubs based on classes.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that still are looking for a four-year school and just want to get their basics out of the way.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great school for the low price, a great school to get your basics out of the way.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of different fields to play sports, and an indoor basketball court to have pick up games for students.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good and well priced for a meal plan. There is a cafe and a little burger shop with snacks and concessions incase you don't want to eat the food provided for that day.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty well kept, and there are newer dorms in the middle of campus that are very well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very good and are not ridiculously hard. If you need help with homework, teachers and other tutors can help with one on one assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though it is a junior college, keep your head straight because the two years you are there could be the key to your future, and which school you are able to go to after that.

    In three sentences

    It is a great junior college for students that are still indecisive on where they want to attend for a four year school. The teachers are very effective in one-on-one helping with their students. They keep their campus very clean and are very helpful in showing everyone around the campus.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Freshman, non-traditional students or anyone who's on a budget.

    Bang for the buck

    Great college if you're on a budget. I suggest doing core courses done here then transferring in order to save money instead of going straight to a 4 yr.

    What to do for fun

    Not much to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Didn't eat there much but they have good smoothies.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you pay attention in class and put forth effort you should not have any problem passing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good opportunity to improve your grades and think about what you want to do in the future.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is extremely safety. There are always police men walking around to make sure everything is under control.

    Greek Life

    Not experienced it

    Clubs and Activities

    Wonderful! lots of fun and a great way to meet new people with common interests. In addition, it looks great on a resume. Recommend to try out the psychology club because they bring in very influential speakers that make one see life with a different perspective.

    Great for these types of students

    For party people, quiet people, and smart people. Everyone can be in this campus and get along.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Blinn college is a regular size campus that is not very big and easy to find your way across it.

    Bang for the buck

    Money that is spend is not that much and always worth the cost. There is guaranteed financial aid to all students no matter their circumstances. The classes themselves are not very expensive and there are always books available at the library for each classes. I never bought a book for any of my classes because I would borrow the books offered by my Blinn library that helped me save a little money.

    What to do for fun

    College- Station Bryan is a place that one can find many activities to do for fun. My favorite one is to attend the clubs that are offered at Blinn because it is a chance to meet new people. The clubs even organized activities for its members. We also have two big movie theaters and a nice mall. In addition, we have an ice skating rink nearby.

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices for the food that is available. In addition, there is always a truck that sells food that comes with different menus at a cheap price. Also, there is a burger king around the corner, and a taco bell nearby.

    Dorm Life

    It is wonderful, and very convenient. The apartments for Blinn College are right next to Blinn making it very easy for a person to just walk to campus. In addition, they are very nice inside and out.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very good, we are often challenged to preform at our best level. We are expected to give 120 percent in all of our academic work, and the teachers often help us achieve our potentials.

    Tips for prospective students

    Blinn's attendance policy is extremely strict and I recommend not missing classes unless there is a good reason. In addition, I recommend talking to the advisers about future classes that you will take in order to make sure the classes meet your future University requirements.

    In three sentences

    Blinn offers a very good quality of education that most colleges do not. Blinn's staff are very motivated to help students achieve their dreams of becoming professionals. In addition, Blinn has a very good tutoring area that is free of charge and always available.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is 100% safe. I have never felt threatened or endangered. I believe Blinn has mastered keeping the campus safe before an incident occurs.

    Clubs and Activities

    From Christian clubs to clubs about the government to science clubs there is something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a grave site next to the school, which is a little weird, But I had a biology professor who every semester takes her students out there to hunt for spiders.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! There are many choices. If you'd like to eat healthy or go a little more on the delicious side you can find it all here. Everything in the cafeteria is clean and looks and smells great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are safe, well maintained, and homey.

    Academic Rigor

    Blinn has a high academic standard for their students. Blinn offers so many ways for students succeed in all classes. From tutoring to personal time with professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage prospective students to get involved as much as possible. Blinn offers so many great opportunities for you to do good things in the community. There are so many clubs and organizations that can help your specific major. Also don't be afraid to ask! Almost all faculty is ready to be of as much help to all students as they can.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is an amazing school with helpful and encouraging faculty. Because of Blinn's standards students are motivated to succeed. It is a school for students of all educational backgrounds.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is very friendly. It is small and easy to find your classes. The professors know what they are talking about.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good safety, the campus police walk the campus daily and during all class times. the parking police walk to lots daily and when something does happen it is reported and almost always resolved in the same day!

    Clubs and Activities

    MANY clubs and activities that students can be involved in without it going against their studies.

    Great for these types of students

    Blinn is great for the semi-independent student. Someone who can do some things on their own but still require some help will prosper at Blinn College.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are amazing and the price isn't that bad especially with the classes with 35-40 students at most.

    What to do for fun

    At the Bryan/College Station location the fun is at the apartment complex named Z-Islander and in northgate. There are many places to have fun in Bryan/College Station.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good on campus, cheap and good enough to grab something while on the way to your next class.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know what the dorm life is like as i live off campus and go to the Bryan Campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not all that rigorous but it does require work and the teachers are not as they say holding your hand through the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on top of all your assignments and you will succeed, the assignments can pile up but if you complete them when you get them you will be fine. Study 3 hours for every hour of classes that you take.

    In three sentences

    A great beginners college for students ready to move out but not sure the big University is right for them. The small classes and the one on one interaction help you make the grades you want. Blinn College is an all around amazing college and helped me achieve two Associate Degrees while also having all the pre-requsites to transfer to Texas A&M Universtiy.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early!

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a great junior college. It has amazing opportunities for its students. It's cheaper than a four year university but just as good.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blinn has police on the campus which makes everyone feel safe. If you have any concerns or suspicions, they want to know so that they can better protect you and your classmates.

    Greek Life

    As far as pledging, I am really not to sure? But there are dance and step teams you can become involved with!!! The shows are amazin!! :)

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of things to do here from beach volleyball to pilates!! There is something guaranteed for everyone!! Even those who have rather difficult tastes in what it is they choose to do!! So take advantage of these opportunities and keep that promise you made for your new years resolution to get involved in something you least expected yourself to do because trust me.. you will find something to do here.

    Great for these types of students

    For a student that is looking for a slower and somewhat easier pace, then this school is good for you! If you are looking for a small campus in a small town then come here!

    Bang for the buck

    Many choose to come here for the basic courses and then transfer to another school for their majors and minors, but if you are still looking for a school where you can experience campus life then choose a junior school. A community college is the same as a junior college, but instead you have the option for campus life

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of eating places around and the football team here is a major deal as well!! Brenham is also known for the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory where the popular ice cream is made and they give tours daily! Also, the Washington County Fair is held here and that is a HUGE DEAL as well!! There are so many things to do here!

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing here.. of course students choose to venture out and eat at other food places, but the dining hall and even the snack bar may just give those places a run for its money.... I love anything they make, but of course I always have my faves!

    Dorm Life

    Living with other people can have its ups and downs, but overall, you are there for a reason. To live on campus while going to school and meeting friends is very fun!! You meet someone new everyday, whether washing your clothes or coming out your rooms at the same time. You are bound to talk to someone.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are more of a slow pace than at a university. Sometimes the work is on an easier level than if I was to be at a 4 year school. However, you are still required to pass here even if it is a 2 year school. This is not a time to blow off during your semester. You are required to buckle down to compete for the best grades for your gpa to transfer to another school, only if you choose to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Study Study! Although this is a junior college, you are expected to do the same things you would if you attended a 4 year university. Also, remember, the professors are there to help you as well. Each school has its resources for tutoring and other things you may need whether it is about financial aid or even a parking permit. So make sure to take advantage of the access you have.

    In three sentences

    I have easy access to all of the things I need on campus and off of campus. The administration and staff is there to help you along the way with whatever you need and the students are amazing and are also helpful.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Only one incident my whole year. They were good at notifying by phone etc. ahead when there was an emergency or a reason to be cautious around campus.

    Greek Life

    Unaware of any at this campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Limited number of choices for the Bryan campus

    Great for these types of students

    Disciplined, studious, outgoing, easily meets people. I accomplished the first two.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Did not see or was not aware of any at this campus. Main campus is in Brenham. Sorry!

    Bang for the buck

    I was working to get into A&M business school. I worked.I got 4.0. Had no recreation really. I got into Business school after one year. Was a miserable year socially for me. Don't be a loner! I didn't work either. Room mate moved 6 months prior to school ending...but he kept paying his portion of lease. So I was literally ALONE! Would not do that again.

    What to do for fun

    Bryan is next door to college station which has one mall and one movie theater. Parks are nice. Country dancing is prevalent but I did not partake. It was the main entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    2 eating establishments inside campus.

    Dorm Life

    Lived in apartment in college station. Think they have dorm-like apartments here in Bryan

    Academic Rigor

    4 starsfive being the hardest

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, do all assignments. 4.0 is achievable. I did it. Show up to class.

    In three sentences

    at Bryan campus. Small campus, limited resources, no experience with activities here.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, many police officers constantly patrolling.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student from any background

    Bang for the buck

    The college is affordable, it is college for anyone who wants an associates degree, or enough credits to transfer.

    What to do for fun

    Check out Library, school activities, go see plays at O Donnell Center...

    Food and Dining

    The food is great you get to choose from a caferteria style food, and a fast food area also...

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is interesting, the dorms are decent with a range to choose from dorms to apartments all on campus. Register early for housing because alot of people get in but cant get into housing due to crowding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you talk to an advisor so you are sure to be in right classes. Also so you may be able to register early because classes fill fast.

    In three sentences

    It is indeed a decent college. It is located in a rural area, so it has small atmosphere feel. The professors are great.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    theres tons of stuff to do in college station. Great nightlife

    Food and Dining

    great food in the area

    Dorm Life

    there arent any dorms at blinn bryan. But there are plenty of apartment complexs

    Academic Rigor

    Even though it is a community college, most of the professors are retired from a&m. There is a high transfer rate to a&m because of how difficult Blinn is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont try and stack all your hard classes at once.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is great if youre wanting to transfer into a&m. Not only is it cheaper but you can still live in college station area. Small campus and great teachers.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have a well protected campus sometimes i think we have are a little to over protected

    Greek Life

    I have no idea about the greek life this summer but hopefully for fall ill be educated onthe life

    Clubs and Activities

    im not in participting in any clubs as of now but will keep my options open for fall

    Great for these types of students

    participate in have your mind open because success doesn't just come

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    havent heard anything unusual other than when the school had a professional football player attend

    Bang for the buck

    Be prepared to walk into a different world in keep God first And you want fail

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and try to catch rides with others because i have no transportation right now, but its so difficult

    Food and Dining

    The food has been pretty good since i been hear so i'm ok with dining experince so far

    Dorm Life

    Im enjoying the dorm I live in now but its to expensive so I had to down size for the fall semester so other than the free laundry nice social areas in clean rooms at my current dorm so Im really not prepared for whats next?

    Academic Rigor

    I have a great reading instructer how he allows his students to be themselves in learn at the same time

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on education first because the school want force you, you are responsible for your own choices and if education is on your first list then you want have a problem with getting behind because its to much going on in college to be trying to catch up, don't forget college life is part of the real world and the real world is a fast pace CATCH UP!!

    In three sentences

    Ive been attending blinn college for three weeks now in the summer session and i am enjoying this college life so far now, CANT WAIT FOR FALL!!

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. The Campus Police are constantly driving around checking on things day and night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a bunch of different clubs on campus. One for almost anyone no matter what you like or don't like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a game room on campus on the 2nd floor of the student center which is a blast.

    What to do for fun

    Not a lot in Brenham there is a movie theater and a little arcade/go-kart place behind it. You are only 30 minutes from College Station where every Thursday is College Night at most dance clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is AMAZING!!!! It's like a buffet and they have so many different foods. The cove is good for snacks and a quick bite if that is what you need. Be sure to use all your money on your student card if you get one because you do not get that money back the school gets it.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on your roommates dorm life could be fun or not so fun. Try to be tolerant of everyone and their space. If in an apartment, Keep your door locked and put your name on what is yours. Maybe set up some basic rules for the apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others, but you learn so much in all of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are on time for classes, and pay attention. Some professors are more strict than others, but all are very nice and extremely helpful. Attend the different activities on campus because you never know what or who you will see and meet.

    In three sentences

    A very clean and open campus. Very student friendly staff, professors and classrooms. Almost everything you need to be successful, yet comfortably normal.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I felt very safe on the campus at all times. Being a girl that was very important to me. At night every part of the campus is well lit. The campus police are really great get use to seeing them around campus; you will see them a lot driving around paroling the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are two places to eat on campus; the cove which is the snack bar and the dining hall. The cove has hamburgers, chicken tenders, fries, BBQ beef sandwiches, nachos, salads etc. The cafeteria is more homestyle food. Somedays they have good food and other days its not so great.

    Tips for prospective students

    I really do recommend Blinn as a starter school If you are not sure what you want to major in or just don't know what school is right for you. The counseling of as a room full of great resources for picking a major or university.

    In three sentences

    The campus is small but has lots of opportunities; such as study groups, clubs and tutoring. The ladies in the financial aide office are great, they really help you with all your questions about financial aide.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Continuing education students or students trying to raise their GPA to get into a more prestigious university. It is also great for students applying to the technical/health programs.

    What to do for fun

    Northgate, Lake Bryan, hiking trails, parks, sporting events, the list never ends!

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school to start out if you are trying to get into A&M. Their allied health programs are top notch.

    In three sentences

    They have a small, easy to navigate campus. There is plenty of parking and passes are fairly cheap. The area is pretty and well landscaped.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Since it's right next to A&M, there are endless possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    On-Campus food is usually pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't difficult you just have to do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just buy the textbooks, go to class, and do your homework.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is an excellent school to use as a stepping stone in life to get to your 4 year university or associates degree. It provides a higher education foundation that will be the cornerstone of any advanced degrees.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mostly people got to other colleges on the weekend or go home whoever lives close.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria has good food, the Cove has good food as well. Lines can be long at times.

    Dorm Life

    Some can have crickets, no females in male rooms and vice versa.

    Academic Rigor

    Can't miss more than 4 classes or you'll fail for that course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on top of your work. You can have fun, but you can't miss more than four classes.

    In three sentences

    It's a peaceful college in a small community. Great teacher to student ratio. As well as good people all around.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    the food is expensive but good.

    Dorm Life

    i leave at my house

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework read your textbook and you will succeed

    In three sentences

    Blinn has showed me many different aspect of life. Blinn is a great college for you to start your future. It has many different things than other colleges do like taking attendance. Which, I love because u cannot miss class and you learn a new thing each day.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    During the day time, there aren't too many cops. But at night, they are EVERY WHERE. Parking lot, outside the dorms, everything. Pretty safe if you just follow the rules.

    Clubs and Activities

    The choral program isn't a lot of fun, because it's joined with a older (65+) group of people that sing with the church. However, if you're majoring in music, there is a separate choir that you would be in, which is much larger and more your age. Theater is really big, and does a lot of productions.

    Great for these types of students

    If you aren't going to college to party and have a million friends, then this is a good place for you. If you're going to college just to get your degree, and focus on you and your school work, you'll like it here.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is pretty nice over all, but inside the dorms are not always the best. Not for the $1,000+ you pay to live here. Also, if you live on campus, you have to have a meal plan of $750+, which you don't usually use all of, and is non-refundable and does not transfer to the next semester.

    What to do for fun

    The movie theater is good, but really small. There are a lot of little shops about 5 minutes from campus (20 by foot), and the people there are very friendly.

    Food and Dining

    Over all the food is pretty good, but the school isn't very helpful or willing to do something when someone has a food allergy. They tell you they're sorry there's nothing you can eat that day, but that there's nothing they can do. So bring food from home/the store, and put it in your room!

    Dorm Life

    My roommate is nice to me, but the other girls in the hall are not too nice. There's a lot of crap-talk about everyone, and a lot of two-faced girls here. It's a lot like Middle School.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the teachers don't really teach the test material/their tests are all fill in the blank and are very different from the homework. That's how my College Algebra class is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off in your studies and think it will be easy just because it's a junior college. It will still affect your GPA. Also, if you don't make friends with your roommate right away, just keep trying because you probably will. Have fun!

    In three sentences

    The Dorm Staff aren't very consistent with their rules, but the teachers are normally very nice and willing to help you when you need it. Also, the financial aid office is very good, and it's easy to get information when you need it.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs there I just haven't join any yet

    Bang for the buck

    This school wants you to do your very best so just push yourself to achieve your goals.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and family

    Food and Dining

    The food is great

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on the dorms right now but i heard it was great

    Academic Rigor

    I love it

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best. Get help if you need it.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a great college. I go to the blinn in Bryan Texas right now but will soon go to the college and Brenham Texas. I love how they try to help you and everyone is friendly.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to College Station.

    Food and Dining

    Do not eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Am not living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Calculus is HARD!

    In three sentences

    It is a good school.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police, no smoking zones and parking rules provided for students health and safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is normally only available at a four year university.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again look online, or check with other students.

    Great for these types of students

    Blinnis great for the disciplined type of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Alot of Blinn students follow along with Texas A & M Student Traditions, considering most students that attend Blinn enrol into Texas A & M.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is defiantly cheaper than four year universities. Defiantly consider going to Blinn, knocking out prerequisites that are transferable to your university of choice.

    What to do for fun

    Blinn College has a plethora of student activities to join. Just get involved and look online.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of vending machines and a cafeteria with free wifi and places for students to mingle, study eat and play pool/games.

    Dorm Life

    I attend the Bryan-Campus and live at home. There are apartments on/by campus but, they are not considered dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Dont be folled by a two year college name, Blinn College is just as difficult as a four year university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early that way new students can be advised and register early for their classes. Do not procrastinate with Blinn College. Also, the attendance policy is strict, so be prepared to show up to class or you will be dropped for that class.

    In three sentences

    Blinn College is an affordable Texas credited two year, transfer college that is close to the four year university Texas A & M. The college is somewhat unorganized in the advising and registering for classes department; most of the time there is a long line or a computer system is down, which makes choosing classes difficult.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    when something is wrong or classes are cancelled an email will be sent to you.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life at blinn but the greek life is huge at a&m.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are not many at blinn .

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small schools and a good community would like blinn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M is very close to Blinn and most blinn students share the same traditions. Aggies are not very judgemental and are very accepting. Yell practice, the corp of cadets and silver taps are a few of the traditons.

    Bang for the buck

    Blinn is extremely affordable and you get a great eduacation out of it.

    What to do for fun

    College station/ bryan has tons of fun things to do. You can go bowling , play laser tag, really anything but the best thing about that area is DANCING or northgate.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small dining hall. The food is okay but most of the time you are better off going to the bookstore to buy a snack to hold you over until you get home.

    Dorm Life

    There are actually no dorms for blinn in bryan. But the off campus apartment I live in is awesome and is strictly for college students.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is equivalent to a University. There is alot of work and most of your grade is weighed off of final exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a high GPA and be ready to work. Just because it is a junior college does not mean its not hard. Be ready to preform at a University education level.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is an awesome school ot go to. It is small and affordable and offers several degress. Most of the professors from the bryan campus also teach at texas a&m.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus

    Great for these types of students

    Any type can learn here with no struggle

    Bang for the buck

    A little more pricey than other junior colleges but worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want to do I guess.

    Food and Dining

    They have a pretty good food selection.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but I've heard great things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Can be challenging compared to a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off while studying

    In three sentences

    Blinn College is a good institution with quality education opportunities, the academic level is more challenging than the typical junior/community college experience. I've been going here at the Bryan campus for the Fall 2012 semester and I did in fact enjoy it greatly. I am looking forward to returning for the 2013 Spring semester.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Campus clubs and activities are making a great comeback due to new staff in the SLA office (Coordinator and Director of student Life)

    Food and Dining

    Food is on campus at three locations and one on the weekend, The Cafeteria, Pirates den, and the Cove. The Cove is mainly snack food Cafeteria is a buffet style service and the Pirates den serves Sandwiches 6/10

    Dorm Life

    Too many rules, limited visitng hours. However, dorms are in excellent condition and well maintained 8/10

    Academic Rigor

    Will require you to study not a walk through like other colleges but if you apply your self to your courses you should have no problem 9/10

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early it goes quickly

    In three sentences

    Overall Blinn is an excellent program I loved it here and it is great. One of the best decisions I made. Will become tedious at points but keeping yourself active will get rid of the Blinn blues.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    No Greek life here

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to learn and become successful.

    What to do for fun

    Blinn hosts plays and musicals as well as games that you can attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your teachers office hours anytime that you need help. They are very helpful. Attend tutoring whenever you need it. Don't leave anything for the last minute. Use a planner to help you keep track of upcoming tests and due dates.

    In three sentences

    Blinn provides students with many opportunities to succeed. The teachers are always available to help. Blinn has many resources needed to be successful.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many social events to attend while at Blinn. Their sports programs have proved to hold their own against other schools, and it is always fun to cheer your school on to a victory. They also have a drama department that spends most of the year prepping and preparing for the major productions they put on. I have yet to attend a production I haven't liked. Lastly, if you don't want to be in a crowd or just need some place to go read a book, the Student Center is a great place to be. They have a large sitting area any book enthusiast would enjoy, and a game room upstairs along with pool tables for anyone looking for some competitive fun.

    Academic Rigor

    In the years before I graduated from High School, I had always heard that Blinn was considered easy in comparison to other 4 year universities. This statement is completely untrue. In my time here I have found that the classes only get more and more challenging through the semester. I have given up much of my free time spent watching TV, in order to study and pursue the grades I need to obtain my dreams of becoming a nurse. There is no room for a lackadaisical attitude. Blinn requires just as much work and dedication as does an university.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for any prospective and incoming students, is to take full advantage of the resources provided to you by the teachers and staff at Blinn. They are there to ensure you receive the best education possible. Whether it be a question or concern, there is always someone there to help guide you in the right direction.

    In three sentences

    In my year attending Blinn College, I have had nothing less than a positive experience. The teacher's who's classes I was in were excellent, and I could tell they all had a passion for the subjects they taught. I am very thankful for being able to attend Blinn, and for the many friends and memories I have gained.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police all over campus monitoring the students to make sure we are all okay.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for every subject. I being in both the math and english club.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors, adventurous, and peaceful seekers with appreciate the Blinn College campus in Brenham.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    its a perfect location that is secluded and allows you to concentrate

    Bang for the buck

    Save money by taking core classes at Blinn and then transfer to a university

    What to do for fun

    There is a track in the middle of the campus and most of the time i like to run.

    Food and Dining

    Having the meal plan really helps for eating in the cafeteria for your main three core meals and then stoping at the small cafe when wanting a snack that's open till 9 p.m.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The house mother or RA is in charge but gives you space to be a college student with freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    It is easy if you study and give it your all. Be aware of time management and always make time for studying in the library. Blinn's library is nice and has open computers you can use, while also being able to print your papers conveniently.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule out your classes convenient to where you are located on the campus so your not running ot your next class.

    In three sentences

    Blinn College is in a small town, which i appreciate, and love the small town vibe. The Teachers take there time to really teach you and explain whats happening. Get the meal plan because it works good with freshman living in the dorms.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not much to do, but there are a few things to do. There is the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory to visit. There is also a movie theater, and a go-kart/ family fun center named Horseshoe Junction.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't eat on campus much, but when I did eat there the food and service was good. The only bad thing about the eating on campus is the lines they have at certain time be too long. Other than that there isn't much to say.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic work isn't really hard, as long as you pay attention in class, and take good notes. Also, if you need help it is available in many places. The work is kind of like high school work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some good tips for students looking to go to this school are, stay focused on scholl work, because it is VERY easy to become distracted. Another good tip is to be careful who you choose to be friends with. The best tip is to just follow the rules, and everything will be great.

    In three sentences

    Blinn College is a good college to start at if you don't think you're ready to attend an university. It is good, because it is similar to high school, and has some good teachers who care to help their students when they are in need. It is a boring school though, there are very few things to do in the town period.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Nothing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is treated like being in high school. It really isn't anything special. Transfer when applicable.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blinn campus has it's own police service that is constantly patrolling the parking lot. The service also has it's own dedicated phone line.

    Great for these types of students

    Blinn is great for those short on cash looking for an associates to get them started in life or those wanting to transfer.

    Bang for the buck

    Credits vs. Cash, Blinn provides more credits than you would get at a four year university for the same price. Blinn makes the professors tell you to get your books in the bookstore, however, many of the texts are available online for much less.

    What to do for fun

    Grand Station Central is near by where you can bowl and play arcade games. There is also a paintball arena near by. Locally there are two movie theaters that provide discounts to students during semesters.

    Food and Dining

    Student food court is available with tons of seating and many food options. There's a smoothie place that is open late, and a few food options as well. Off to the side is an area that people can bring gaming systems to play on large screens.

    Dorm Life

    Blinn has apartment housing near by that I have heard is nice. I do not live in the housing area.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor the rigor ranges from being very hard, like the engineering classes, to very easy, art history. Each major has it's own pro's and con's that very with the students abilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students should research their professors before hand as there are many professors that wish they were at A&M. This leads to the professors believing they should take out their frustration on the students. Future students should however, push themselves to their own max to learn as much as they can. Many students believe that the college is a cake walk for credits, this leads to bad grades and harder time transferring.

    In three sentences

    Blinn College Bryan campus is diverse in academia. The professors care about the subjects they teach. Best place to get transfer credits for not a cheaper cost.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Classes are affordable, unlike the university near by which are outrageously priced.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in student center

    Tips for prospective students

    Grab your classes early, classes fill up quick, make sure you get your classes you need for transfer.

    In three sentences

    Great for high school students to gain easy credit hours, while in high school still. Good stepping stone into transferring hours. Instructors are helpful, well the one I have taken.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I will be attending Blinn this fall, and I am pretty excited! I have heard nothing bad about the campus, and I will be able to spend time with my brother and sister before they graduate! Can't wait!

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends at pool parties,study at many different coffee houses, many student organizations to attend

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a lot of work to get started and a lot of things can be confusing such as admissions, financial aid and advising,but always ask questions and if yor are not sure about what you really want to do at first it is fine advisors can help you figure it out

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a college that will help you get the general studies that you need to transfer to do bachelor programs at many univeristies. blinn offiers a lot of competitive programs

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms, but apartment close by that is within walking distance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have good time management with studying and doing homework.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a good school. The campus isn't too big or too small. Professors are easy to learn from and have a good sense of humor.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    For the food that the school has, it's very pricey. I personally don't think it's worth the price you pay for the food.

    Dorm Life

    At the Bryan campus, there aren't dorms on campus but there is an apartment complex called College Edge that is right next to the school. I personally don't live there, but I have friends that do and I plan on living there next semester. The apartment complex is very close to campus, so students can walk instead of wasting money on gas and polluting the air with their car exhaust. It also makes it easy for students to go to the school for tutoring and extra help with their classes.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Blinn (Bryan campus) know that most students want to transfer over to Texas A&M University so they not only make the assignments more challenging for students, but some also get together with the professors at A&M to make sure they are teaching the same material. Blinn is a great stepping stone for those wanting to transfer to a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tutoring in the student center. Although it may seem like a hassle to take the extra time to go in and talk to the professors about your grade/assignments you have questions about, doing this may increase your chances for a better grade and also will help you learn the subject better and more efficiently.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a great school, especially for students planning to transfer to a 4-year university. It challenges students in a way other community colleges wouldn't and does a great job of preparing students for harder classes in universities. Students get the help they need with smaller classes and with professors that actually know their name.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I, for one, have never had an unsafe experience. I have had a class that dismissed around 8 pm and, although the parking lots were dark, there were many kids going to their vehicles and lots of space between the cars. I have felt sufficiently safe thusfar.

    Greek Life

    All I know of these sororities and fraternities is that they are quite expensive and require a lot of your time. If you're feeling the need to belong somewhere, there are a plethora of local churches.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many classes have correlating clubs. For example, if you're interested in geography, there is a club for that subject that is involved in projects around the city doing interesting things.

    Great for these types of students

    Like I said earlier, the students get out what they put in. A lazy student will most likely not succeed here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some days, there will be a food truck parked in the middle of campus. I think it is in front of the library. It is not on the side of the street, but driven up the sidewalk and smack in the middle of the walkway. Odd, but convenient for students who want a more interesting option beside the food court.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes provided at Blinn College are excellent. Being a fraction of the price of the same class as a bigger university, there is no cheapness of quality when it comes to content. I will say that the campus bookstore sells for convenience, and the required textbooks can be found in town for much cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do! There are a couple movie theaters in town that are popular to visit. The libraries are always interesting. Bowling, swimming, horseback riding, bars galore (although I don't recommend participating in this), lots of antique shops, a shopping mall, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    I highly recommend that you do not partake of the many, many restaurants available. Although they are delicious, most aren't healthy and can get costly. I recommend buying fresh food and cooking it yourself. Chilled lunch bags work great for long school days.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus in an apartment complex that provides a shuttle to the bus route that goes to and fro the college.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that the classes are a normal level of difficulty. I will say that you get out of class what you put into it. So study; don't put it off. Tutors are available, most at a hefty price.

    Tips for prospective students

    I used www.ratemyprofessor.com to choose my teachers, and I have enjoyed almost all of them. I would encourage you to get involved in any programs that interest you, as many are offered at Blinn College. I also suggest, if you will drive to school, that you arrive to class about thirty minutes early because the parking lots fill up quickly.

    In three sentences

    I attend the college in Bryan, TX, not the one in Brenham. Blinn College has provided me with outstanding classes at more affordable prices. I feel that all my teachers have genuinely tried to teach me and wanted me to learn. The campus is spacious and nicely landscaped.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Good Safety Patrol. They are always around during day and night classes. Never had any problems on campus. Crime is extremely low here.

    Bang for the buck

    It's very inexpensive! I got through each semester only on the Pell Grant alone and never had to pay a dime! So if you don't have a lot of money this is a good place to start at for the time being.

    What to do for fun

    Besides the game rooms, they have lots of clubs and events going on year round. We have an open family festival to the public each year, 5ks, club field trips, Student government, Health Conventions and more.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety of foods and large area to study, eat, and play. They have a game and sports room as well. They have a Maui Waui (smoothies and coffee), Cluck's Deluxe (chicken place), and of course the normal cafeteria stuff.

    Academic Rigor

    I went to the Bryan campus so they were more strict on grading but for a good reason. They are good about preparing you for university courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get discouraged! Keep asking questions, do everything on time (not the last minute), and keep an open mind.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a good school for those who are behind, starting over, or what ever difficulty you are going though in your life. They will thrive to help you back up on your feet so you are able to transfer to the university you want. Don't doubt them. Just do your part and they will do theirs!

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its pretty safe, campus police roams the campus

    Greek Life

    No Greek life in Blinn Bryan Campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations you can join and make friends

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Texas A&M students looking for courses to transfer or students who are planning on transferring to Texas A&M

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No traditions in Bryan campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth your money if you're here only for academics.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations or hang out with your friends. The buildings in Bryan campus are usually academic buildings and it has a small student center.

    Food and Dining

    Not much food choices. It is a small school, with small dining area.

    Dorm Life

    Bryan campus doesn't have dorms. Student here usually live in apartments or dorms at Texas A&M.

    Academic Rigor

    Since most of the students in Bryan campus are also students from Texas A&M or are planning on transferring to Texas A&M, the academics standards are kept high. It is harder than any typical community colleges, but you'll learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in prepared for college-level courses. If you are planning on transferring to Texas A&M, Blinn College is a great and cheap choice for you! Quality education and small tuition.

    In three sentences

    Even though it is a community college, the standards are kept high. The classes are almost as hard as Texas A&M's classes, if not, harder. It is a great school to take transferable courses to Texas A&M University.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have found the campus pretty safe. There have been a couple reports of a couple students getting their wallet stolen a few times in the parking lot but these happened at night and you just have to be aware of your surroundings.

    Clubs and Activities

    I believe this school needs to work on expanding their clubs and activities. They really lack in this department.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great if you're looking into technical careers, associate degrees and/or transferring to another university. Also has a good variety of night classes for people who can only take night classes.

    Bang for the buck

    You will get a good education with a great pricetag. The classes are fairly inexpensive when compared to other universities and the classes are just the same if you plan to transfer to many other Texas universities from Blinn.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat much there since I live at home but I love the coffee shop there. Can't say the same about the food since I've never tried it.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I assume they're okay. I attend the Bryan campus, so they don't really have dorms but they have apartments right next to the college which I heard were pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others but overall I think Blinn is slightly easier than classes taken at a university. You should still be expected to work on your assignments in order to make a good grade but I definitely found classes easier here than at Texas A&M.

    In three sentences

    Blinn College is a pretty good community college, especially if you want a good education for a great economical price. They have a fantastic nursing school and have other technical career programs as well. They're well diverse in offering many majors and career paths and classes. I've enjoyed my time here.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go see a movie, to Bluebell Factory, Horseshoe Junction, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for a college. They have a cafeteria and a fast food place.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice. Many of them are same sex dorms, but we also have a mixed dorm. You will get to to meet many new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult, but you will learn a lot. Ask former students which teachers to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in a dorm because the campus is so small that you do not have to drive to class. Apply for Endowed Scholarships. Get involved with clubs and organizations, such as band, Phi Theta Kappa or intramural sports.

    In three sentences

    Blinn College is a great 2 year school. There are great teachers. The classes can be difficult.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The only thing in town really is a movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    Decent food in student center. There is not a lot of options though.

    Academic Rigor

    There's a lot of opportunities but not necessarily the best equipment or minds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what classes you need to take and take classes that interest you. Pick a major you will enjoy.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a good school to start your college career at. There are a lot of opportunities and positive influences. Overall an effective college.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The price is fair, could be better though.

    What to do for fun

    Your not on campus to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Foods alright, but it doesn't beat home cooking.

    Dorm Life

    There are not any dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only bad thing is you can not take the advisers advice, You will most likely have to look into it your self. Also parking is a pain, you will be late to class the first week.

    In three sentences

    Blinn college lives up to their reputation. They have great teachers for the subjects i'm either interested in, or required to take in order to transfer.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Blinn College is a great opportunity for students to get their basic core curriculum out of the way at a significantly cheaper price as it is a junior college. Not to mention, Blinn College shares some staff with Texas A&M so you're not only being taught at a cheaper price but you're gaining the same knowledge as you would at A&M and being set up for success at a lower price.

    What to do for fun

    I am going to the Bryan campus; with that being said, I'm living in College Station so there is plenty to do! College Station is a wonderful college town full of activities anywhere from going to the movies, to bowling, to the infamous and widely visited Puppy Station at Post Oak Mall where you can sit and play with puppies for hours on end, no joke. There are plenty of great places to grab some food including the Dixie Chicken, Potato Shack, Chuy's, Chipotle, Panera Bread, and so many more. With it being a college town, there's always late hours so after you're done studying, you can go celebrate at Northgate and then grab some Ihop before heading home late at night. Everyone is extremely friendly so you'll see friends from school, friends of friends, and my personal favorite, friends from high school.

    Food and Dining

    I have not personally dined at Blinn College as I grabbed a few snacks and a drink at their bookstore before my academic advisement. However, walking through the campus, there are multiple places on campus to eat with a wide variety of food. Not to mention, Blinn is close to several restaurants and fast food places including McDonald's and Taco Bell.

    Dorm Life

    I don't plan to live on-campus but there are apartments nearby to campus, actually right across the street so I'm unable to comment on dorm life. However, College Station in general has a variety of student living facilities so there are plenty of options.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any educational institution, homework and out of class assignments are mandatory and beneficial to the students. This is college so the professors will not babysit you and let you make-up work if you miss an assignment. It's in the student's best interest to turn in assignments and apply themselves to best of their ability to succeed. I've learned first hand that college is a whole different ball park than high school. Prepare to work hard with little sleep.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective student of Blinn College and Texas A&M, I'd highly recommend not waiting to register for classes. Everyone is available to register for classes as payment isn't due till a later date so don't let finances stop you from registering for classes right away to ensure you to get the classes and times that are best suited for you.

    In three sentences

    The campus is well-equipped with the necessary tools for students to excel in with open computer labs, out-of-class tutoring sessions, and a friendly staff that are guaranteed to help you succeed! I have had multiple friends attend this campus and I'll be joining this fall. I've been to the campus several times to seek academic advisement, turn in transcripts and register for classes. The campus itself is put together well and all buildings are in walking distance to ensure attendance to class.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Both Blinn and Texas A&M campus police are amazing and making sure that everyone is safe everyday.

    Greek Life

    There are many things to do such as Greek organizations. There are so many that nobody can count them. There is so many for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities to do while your in College Station whether its joining clubs or going to sporting events.

    Great for these types of students

    If your a shy person Greek organizations and clubs are for you to meet people that are the same as you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The traditions at A&M are traditional as you can get such as Midnight Yell to the Corps of Cadets.

    Bang for the buck

    Blinn is cheap if you want to save money until you go to A&M. And if your not paying then its great for your parents to save a little cash for the future.

    What to do for fun

    A&M have a ton of things to do such as going to sporting events on the weekends and later going to party at the local clubs where it's nothing but fun and hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is a ton of things to day while your at Blinn from national recognized restaurants like Cici's pizza, T.G.I. Friday's and also local restaurants such as Layne's Chicken Fingers and The Grub Burgers to hanging out.

    Dorm Life

    There dorms for everyone whether you want to live walking distance to class or far away there are always dorms for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are always there to help every students whether you want to ask them a specific question on a subject or help you with homework assignment that day. They are there for whenever you need them and will be given their undivided attention to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Blinn is a great place for everyone with the beautiful campus and the meeting the new am nice people that are there.

    In three sentences

    Blinn is a great transition for students who are still adjusting to the college life. Blinn have an amazing staff that want every student in their class to succeed. The Blinn and A&M campuses are so beautiful from east to west and north and south.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has it's own cops who patrol the roads day and night to look for suspicious activity

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are way cheaper than at a large university! You can go a whole semester of classes for the cost of one class at some universities.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the movies, horseshoe junction, or even go bowling! But better than that, many other community wide functions are held in the town throughout the year including a movie in the park and a flick and swim!

    Food and Dining

    There are not many places to eat on campus but there are many food places around the school. You can eat at the pub which is really nice.

    Dorm Life

    I don't currently live on campus but the dorms are new and look very nice! I know some students who do live in them and they love them!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are all very good about having one on one relationships with their students! The classes are small so it is easy to talk with them after class about any questions that you have.

    In three sentences

    The school is a very nice campus! Classes are small and professors can answer students questions easier than at a large university! There are also many classes available both in the fall and spring but also in the summer.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus!

    Greek Life

    None here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs on campus however you have to look for them.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for those who want a typical hometown feel and smaller amounts of students in the classroom. Teachers are definitely more willing to help you when they only have to worry about 30 students per class instead of 300

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cafeteria is in the Student Center. Most don't know that. Also, some of the classrooms are in an old movie theater.

    Bang for the buck

    While you do get great teachers and pretty good quality material in classes, I think that Blinn would be better off advertising the degrees they have to offer versus transferring.

    What to do for fun

    Bryan/College Station has 2 movie theaters as well as has a bowling alley, mall, & lots of different restaurants. Not to mention A&M's sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    Could definitely have a better cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    None. Blinn doesn't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    They do push you to do well

    Tips for prospective students

    Be patient with the administrators there. Use myedu.com for professor suggestions, in my experience, this has been highly helpful. Work hard, A's are earned, not given

    In three sentences

    Blinn College is a decent community college to attend. They offer many different classes, however their main focus is transferring students to A&M. They are not very organized and do not have a very good online system.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police officer on duty at night.

    Greek Life

    Doesn't have one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a student Government club you can join. We sometimes have blood drives and food drives. There are honor programs you can be accepted into.

    Great for these types of students

    People not ready to go off into a 4 year institution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's a really small school not many traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    I think you definitely get what you pay for maybe even more, starting out at Blinn will allow you to save money for the tuition of the school you transfer to.

    What to do for fun

    Blinn has a student center with recreational tables and a place to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    My campus had a small cafeteria and not much available but outside the campus there are restaurants available.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I think Blinn's professor's are good at what they do. Most are easy to talk to if you have questions. There are small classes so you get more one on one with professor's if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know what your professors are expecting from you, once you figure that out then it's easier to get a good grade in their class. Each professor has a different technique you will have to figure them out.Make sure you are getting the right classes you need for whatever major you are wanting to study. Lastly make sure they transfer to the school you will be transferring to.

    In three sentences

    I think Blinn is perfect for the person who doesn't want to jump right into a four year college. It is small enough so that you feel comfortable moving from high school. It is connected with ATM so most classes you take will transfer.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think this school is very safe. At night there is a guard since some classes run to 9 o clock at night. I think that if you attend here you will not have to worry about your safety.

    Greek Life

    none at the sealy campus

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in Sigma Kappa Delta. This is an English honor society. I do not consider myself a good english student but, i got in! My campus doesn't have a lot of clubs since it is extremely small, there is a student government club that i will be joining this semester, and that is about it.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is for absolutely anyone. Ive seen adults go there for night classes. I have seen students like myself who are looking to transfer. No matter who you are you will fit in just fine here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No traditions yet. This campus is a fairly new school.

    Bang for the buck

    I think this is a great way to get your basics out of the way. They teach you everything you need to know. I recommend highly to go to any blinn campus the transfer. You save A LOT of money that way.

    What to do for fun

    At this campus everyone commutes. There are no dorms. It is strictly classes. So i do not do anything for fun around the school, i just go to class and save all the fun stuff for my town.

    Food and Dining

    The college is small, so they don't supply any food. There are plenty of places around though that are nice to go and eat at if you are hungry.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to college, so i have no idea what the dorms are like.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the class you take and also which subjects are your forte, but one thing is for certain, if the teachers see you trying, they will try their best to help you pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Ask questions, the teachers WILL help you. They are amazing there. - Make sure all of the classes you are taking are going to be able to transfer to the university you are hoping to transfer to - Each professor is different so you have to learn how they operate, but after that it will be easy to get a good grade in there class. - You HAVE to study. If you want an A there is no way around it. It isn't any fun, but try to do your absolute best, so you can transfer to the college you want to

    In three sentences

    I attended the Sealy campus. The Sealy campus is extremely small, but I love it. Everybody knows everybody and the teachers are very good. The teachers there take the time and make sure you understand what is going on. It is a very good school.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blinn has campus police that are visible and available throughout the campus patrolling the parking lots and walking through each building

    Greek Life

    I not aware of the Greek life here so I do not feel comfortable commenting

    Clubs and Activities

    Northgate is the number college nightlife area in College Station. Located on University Dr. near Texas A&M there is an entire strip along the street with clubs and bars the college students here enjoy attending

    Great for these types of students

    Very slow-paced here. Great for people who love small towns and close knit communities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they do not have any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bang for the buck

    Things here can be over priced.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of the students here because we are so close to A&M spend the weekends at Northgate where you can drink, eat, and spend time with friends.

    Food and Dining

    They have a few eating places in the student center and they sell smoothies as well.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on this campus

    Academic Rigor

    The prerequisite courses I have taken for Nursing are each challenging in their own right. The instructors at Blinn are knowledgeable about the courses they teach and create a learning environment where students become proficient in the subjects as well by the completion of the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    I attend Blinn's Bryan Campus and you should, register for classes early because course availability fills up quick. If you can, purchase course books online because the book store can be a bit pricey. And get to school 15-30 minutes prior to the start of class to give yourself enough time to find parking because the lots are always full

    In three sentences

    Blinn college is a diverse and friendly campus. For the most part, the courses are challenging and the instructors are helpful. As long as you don't mind working hard and putting effort into your learning experience, blinn is the perfect school to attend.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is normal to see campus police and campus security and they can often be seen establishing positive connections with students while still enforcing standards.

    Clubs and Activities

    Blinn Brenham has a very well known chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and a highly developed Student Government Association. The Hola Club is extremely active as well and hosts a variety of events. Clubs and organizations at Blinn Brenham are many and all are very active participants in campus life!

    Great for these types of students

    Students from a small town looking to transition into a larger college or students from larger cities who like an easy-going atmosphere with a wide variety of options for entertainment. Blinn Brenham is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year, all clubs will get together in the Spring Semester for what is called Blinn Fest. There is live music, bull riding, obstacle courses, great food and lots of other fun stuff!

    Bang for the buck

    Blinn College is one of the best Jr. Colleges to go to if you want to be a transfer student that other colleges desire! Get an Associates from Blinn College for a less expensive first couple of years.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the local town square for artsy fun, the theatre on the other side of town for new releases, or hang out in the game room on the second floor of the student center. Brenham, Texas is the home of Blue Bell ice cream so enjoy a scoop anywhere you go around town. Yumm Sweets and Eats has the best homemade pizza you could ask for! Must Be Heaven puts together mouthwatering sandwiches and has a nice hang-out atmosphere. Study at Starbucks and hop on over to CiCi's Pizza when you're ready for a break, where students get discounts. For weekend fun, any direction you go has a larger town. You are right between Houston, College Station and Austin, Texas.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is cafeteria food. There is not much to be said about it. However at Blinn Brenham, cafeteria staff are friendly, food is fresh and there is always a reasonable variety. There is always a club with free food. ;)

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, however I have worked closely with Resident Advisors and know several who live in dorms. Dorm life is what you make it. Show respect for those around you, integrity and honor and you should have no problem.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college, Blinn Brenham will challenge you if you desire a good GPA. Academic rigor is obviously something that will have to be determined personally. You will find that teachers at Blinn Brenham will not simply hand you a grade but will also be there for you if you are struggling. No matter what college you attend, students should not expect it to be so easy that they don't have to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Teachers at Blinn Brenham are always available during office hours and are very helpful. The Learning Center is a great resource for those needing help in Math. Blinn Brenham has a lot of resources available to students who will seek it out. If you are determined to succeed in a class, you will absolutely have the support you need from teachers and staff.

    In three sentences

    Blinn College, Brenham, Texas, is a nice small-town college with a vibrant student body. This campus has the most active student body and has plenty of opportunities for student involvement. The employees at Blinn Brenham are devoted to motivating students when they need the extra support and ensuring success by those who actively seek it out.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I don't do much for fun because I'm always working and if not I'm doing homework but on my free time ill hang out with some friends just as an ordinary person would.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip I can give to a prospective student is that if you attend here if your struggling don't be afraid to ask for help there the employees and staff do there best to get you your answers.

    In three sentences

    Blinn College is a great school the College really tries to reach out to you and help you out with the things you need. The professors do the there best to help you in your classes and get your attention on learning. Overall the college has great employees and I believe its a school many people should attend.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Blinn is very reasonable tuition-wise AND it is 5-10 minutes from A&M. You can't get much better than that.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is not despicable, it is actually quite savory. If you disagree, there are plenty of places to dine at on and around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing and the people are very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I have heard, Blinn's courses are not incredibly challenging, yet I have not spoken to people of all studies. In retrospect, it is college- you will run into difficult courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS. The biggest reason people flunk out of college is due to they poor attendance. Get involved in study groups, clubs, organizations, etc.. Study study study.

    In three sentences

    The people are indescribable. The campus is beautiful. The opportunity is endless.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Time Management is Key. You Should use your calender write down when assignments and test due dates.

    In three sentences

    Blinn college is an great start for fresh out of high school students or for students returning to college. The Instructors are very student friendly. Community College so campus is small but cool.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is always a police officer driving in every street making sure that there are no crazy people running around

    Greek Life

    there is a club called Gaming society that offers entertainment for everyone that feels like either playing video games of playing with cards that include magic and yugioh

    What to do for fun

    there is the movie theater, bowling, roller skating and downtown entertainment

    Food and Dining

    there are several restaurants downtown close to the dorm that offer the family restaurant feeling that fast food restaurants don't offer.

    Dorm Life

    I am commuter student, but according to my friends the dorms offer secure environments and have good security.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers are good, and they offer the close student teacher communication in order to pass successfully.

    Tips for prospective students

    always ask if the library offers the books that you need for the class, sometimes they offer the book.

    In three sentences

    I like Blinn College, its has a calm atmosphere. It also offers closeness to each of the buildings and dorms. I also would say that Blinn College offers a small piece of what we will experience in a 4 year University.