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  • 07/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The library gives students a wide variety of choices to choose from when trying to find a essay topic, and it has an even better website to research on. Not only does the library help out on studying tips, it helps students find somewhere quiet to work; either by yourself, or with other students in group rooms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Clark has been a pretty fun learning environment, and I've met some amazing people while attending. There are some teachers who are harder to learn from than others, but the ones that you can get can teach you a lot more than you think they can.

  • 04/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Really this school is great for anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    The parking situation at Clark is terrible show up early for class or anything really.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a community college you defiantly save on tuition by attending here. The only negative thing would have to be the non student run book store making books cost an arm and a leg.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have been attending full time for three quarters and have not been disappointed with a class yet. There are plenty of clubs and other activities going on around campuses that everyone can be a part of.

    Am learning a lot

    Clark is defiantly a great school to attend. There are great teachers in every department who really love teaching and make class interesting.

  • 10/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students can benefit and learn here. I am glad and proud I attend this school and I know I am getting an affordable and quality education that is the stepping stone for my new career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the Orientation and look around the campus, it makes the first day of school a lot less stressful. Although there are over 16,000 students here, he campus is large and the classrooms are kept to under 30 students usually, so it does not feel crowded. Do not hesitate to use your resources, talk to your advisers, fellow students and the tutoring programs.

    Bang for the buck

    Clark College has man programs and services that make it affordable to attend here. They work with you and you may even qualify for a work-study program. Clark College has many great resources that helps make your education here affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    “In 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, a group of educators boldly embraced a dream of higher education for Southwest Washington. More than 75 years later, that dream still resonates for Clark College and the community it serves.” www.clark.edu Clark College is a community college providing two-year transfer degree studies for as many as 16,000 full-time and part-time students each quarter. Clark's main campus is located on 101 beautiful acres and is the second largest college in the Washington State which has 34 community and technical colleges.

    Am learning a lot

    Clark College is dedicated to the highest standards of education and honesty wants everyone to not only succeed but be the best they can be. Everyone on campus is here to help you from Professors, Counselors and fellow students. There are many programs that are provided to assist you in any class you are taking, whether you need tutoring or studying for an upcoming test.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Determined, self earned, hardworking, persistant, and willing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read campus map prior to registration! And bring an umbrella!

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm only 16, but a Freshman in college, Clark Community has a magnificent campus, and extremely nice. I was never confused, many people, and all very helpful.

    Am learning a lot

    Many different campuses to choose from, great staff, and very knowledgeable. I love it here.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For those who are unsure about what they want to major in and completing their prerequisite courses. You save a lot of money attending this college and there is a lot of support in figuring out what classes to take and what is the best major for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a lot of independence and you are expected to act like an adult. Although Clark and its staff reminds you of things, you are responsible for taking action.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is quite a diversity at this college. You have a wide range of ages and backgrounds in the students and the teachers; and I like this. They are helpful and friendly, and it makes it easier to get through school.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though I have only completed my first quarter at Clark, the teachers have been exceptional. They are always willing to assist you and take time out of their busy day to help you with whatever they can help you on.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Just about anybody but especially Nursing and Dental Hygiene.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the resources on campus and your professors, they can offer a lot of insight and help.

    Bang for the buck

    It is probably the most affordable school in the area with the best reputation.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school is well laid out, has great facilities and offers a lot of help such as free tutoring in most subjects.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are well structured, many offer a mix of online and lecture study which is very convenient.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    our security desk is so helpful, located in geiser hall by the bookstore. they help you if your battery dies, you get locked out of your car, you just want someone to walk you to your car because it is late, etc. i have heard of very few cases of car break ins or some one's stuff being stolen. i feel really safe on campus, and so does everyone else i talk to!

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life on campus since clark is a community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    clark college has so many clubs to choose from! plus, if there is not a club that you think other students would enjoy, you can start your own club! there is almost always some sort of activity going on around campus every day, it seems! clark college is a very lively campus with very involved students and community!

    Great for these types of students

    for people who like to play card games such as yugioh, pokemon, and d&d, upstairs in geiser hall is a really great place for you to hang out. our international programs is a really fun place for our international students. however, it is really fun for students who aren't international as well to learn about other cultures and make new friends. the game room is a really fun place for people who like playing board games, foosball, watching television, or sitting in massage chairs! for people who enjoy looking at art galleries, clark college has its own art galleries. the big one is the archer gallery, located in the penguin union building. the smaller one is located in the frost arts center.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a brand new japanese garden by the o'connell sports center and music building. also, behind frost arts center is an adorable penguin topiary not many people know about. we also have a totem pole and meditation pole to symbolize diversity on campus, located by foster/hawkins/hannah halls. also, there are a lot of opportunities for the community to be involved at clark college such as theater productions, choirs, bands, etc. senior citizens also have a great experience with mature learning, as do high school students through running start.there are so many events all the time that happen so keep an eye out!

    Bang for the buck

    everything at clark college is usually worth the price! they have really competitive prices and it's such an amazing school that it is definitely worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    there are always plenty of activities going on around campus! get involved in a club or hang out in the game room. once you make friends, you'll have fun no matter where you are. the international programs room is a really fun place to meet new people and learn about other cultures. upstairs in geiser hall is a good place to go if you like to play card games. there is something for everyone at clark college!

    Food and Dining

    there are great places to get affordable food while you are at clark college! most places take cash or check only, though, so do not forget that. definitely check out the bakery and dining room!

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms at clark college since it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    academics at clark college are great! the teachers do really well at giving students the time and help they need. students seem to do really well at clark college. obviously there will be teaching styles that do not match some learning styles, but for the most part teachers and students really work well together at clark college. even if a class is hard, a student tends to do really well when they ask for help and if they do their best!

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved in activities and/or work on campus; it is such a great way to meet other students and get to know people who work there. get there early to have better luck with parking. go to class every time and get your homework in on time; try not to procrastinate. find your rhythm as to when you study, when you work, when you have friend/family time, and when you have you time. do not forget to have fun while studying and working hard!

    In three sentences

    clark college is an absolutely beautiful campus with very helpful faculty and staff. everyone who goes to clark are so friendly and accepting; there is a place for absolutely everyone to fit in. clark college gives so many people opportunities they might have never had otherwise.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So far, I feel like they have done good with security. I see little carts go by every time I'm there.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    I have seen so many clubs and activities every time I go there. Most of them support the college.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a lot of free labs and open spaces to do work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Attend art shows, concerts, and career fairs, sports.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is superb. Very tasty and is made by the very students who are attending.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at this community college

    Academic Rigor

    Nice

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep trying, and don't give up on your career. Take as long as you want to figure out what you want to do.

    In three sentences

    Clark college is very open to any student. They work with financially unstable students and help make the best career for everyone. They offer almost any kind of career.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    They are very unorganized and working through the constant maze of processes has been very difficult. They do not seem to set up their processes with the students' needs in mind.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-starters, social, independant types

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not anticipate availability of textbooks at college store

    Am enjoying being here

    The proportion of high school students to the over 20 crowd is too high.

    Am learning a lot

    This is the second institute of higher learning that I have attended and it far surpasses my expectations

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here. Walking out to my car in the dark parking lot after a night class does get a little creepy though sometimes...

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot of clubs and activities- just go look around and ask about them.

    Bang for the buck

    A little on the expensive side for a community college... especially with the books and their buyback system.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of clubs and organizations, a couple events here and there. They put on plays, fairs, etc. There's a pretty wide scope of things to do here if you look for it.

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten from their cafeteria a couple times, but it was pretty good. Their bakery though- the pasteries and desserts and such, are delicious!

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes you take, for the most part it's a pretty good challenge. If you keep up and work hard, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out what you need to do early on- don't wait to see what requirements you need to fill until the last minute. Especially because Clark is full of people- so getting into the classes you need can be challenging at times, and trying to get in with an advisor or counselor can be tricky as well. Plan your time wisely and do things early.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with a huge diversity of people. Most of the teachers are nice and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus and be a part of Clark College.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    non traditional students or financially strapped students who want to get their basics out of the way before going on to university.

    Bang for the buck

    in general i object to a quarter system. i think it is just a rip off

    Food and Dining

    standard cafeteria fair with some surprises with the culinary school near

    Academic Rigor

    depends on program. the a & p sequence will kick your patootie.

    Tips for prospective students

    find study groups.

    In three sentences

    great faculty. they really care about their students.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    sporting event, clubs, organizations, things in town or out in the country.

    Food and Dining

    all sorts of options.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay positive, focused, and driven.

    In three sentences

    i would rate it an 8 it so far seems like a good school. teacher's and support plus all options available for help are the best, definitely help many students in many ways. i think i will enjoy my first years here.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there lots of events for example sushi making workshops or poetry mayhem etc. but mainly there's always an event coming up to keep entertain

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria has the most tempting desserts and pastries.but mainly the only food that like,well snack is there mix nuts and dried fruits.there air compress,so they have fresh natural taste.trust you won't. e disappointed

    Dorm Life

    i live outside campus. it's an nice enviroment lot entertainment near y theres an huge library that has great books that you can't no where else and great coffee.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are not large, in fact there are about 25 students.the professors in the classroom are at your disposal if need any help.

    Tips for prospective students

    orientation is very very helpful when starting attend at clark. speak to advisor immediately to discuss your progress or what your major is. don't be afraid or hesitate to ask questions if in doubt

    In three sentences

    clark college have an well adjust enviroment around campus.great influential professors that makes you feel comfortable and very helpful when need of assistance.they have spectacular student workshop that would assist you for career in mind and what steps or goals to ativan that field of you career.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus has security patrolling and at every office, making sure that the students are safe. also there are security docks far through out the parking lots that let you contact a security officer in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    many different clubs, some of the ones i've heard of were french club and debate team.

    Great for these types of students

    any age students, any race students, and students in general. clark is a very open campus, accepting of all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i don't attend many unusual traditions or locations but lobbies are always fun to hang out at.

    Bang for the buck

    yes, you get the bang for your buck. clark has amazing staff and professors here on campus and online, giving you that special attention every student deserves.

    What to do for fun

    there are many things to do at clark, one of the most interesting things is to get together to see plays and performances put on by students.

    Food and Dining

    clark has the coziest lobbies on campus, and within most there are nifty little coffee shops that can provide you with a snack and a refreshment. the cafeteria is also really nice, as i have noticed it's run by the students in the culinary program here at clark!

    Dorm Life

    i live with my parents and clark is very close by, saving me money and time while still earning higher education.

    Academic Rigor

    everyone is motivated to learn, and learn at their own pace focusing on their strengths.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you are willing to open yourself up to the community because that's where the most learning takes place. as a community college it really serves it's purpose.

    In three sentences

    it's a place of opportunity. here at clark many paths of life cross, and although many may not realize it they learn more from the students then from their actual classes. overall, academically, clark is a great stepping stone.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    take fun classes. i am involved in a choir that is about to tour and we have a blast together twice a week. also, there are events happening at least once a week. from seminars to performances, there is always something to investigate.

    Food and Dining

    clark has an excellent bakery that sells the projects of the baking students. it is fun to venture in and see what your peers are baking today or trying something new. although the baked goods are so delicious, the cafeteria is just average, although diverse.

    Dorm Life

    na, there are no dorms at clark; it is a community college

    Academic Rigor

    professors here expect a lot from you, especially in focused programs such as nursing or engineering. there are a lot of support groups and tutoring sessions available to students, and the online capsules are helpful as well. stay on top of your game.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved in what you are interested in. belonging to a group or club can lessen the shock of moving into higher education. also, pick your classes carefully. college is more fun when your requirements are being satisfied with classes you actually like.

    In three sentences

    clark is a good stepping stone if you are planning on transferring, but also offers a thorough and complete degree. there are countless outlets here that involve clubs, culinary arts, music, speech and debate, and athletics. with all these options, it is difficult to pick only one; people stay very busy here.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i don't know of anything bad that has happened to anybody at clark.

    Clubs and Activities

    clark has an extremely wide variety of clubs and it is easy to join.

    Bang for the buck

    clark is fairly reasonable per credit compared to other colleges and is highly rated.

    What to do for fun

    clark has lots of fun activities and events hosted by clubs and their students. also there are lots of fun things to do in town.

    Food and Dining

    the student ran dining room, as well as the various cafes around campus, have excellent food. the food in the student dining room is reasonably priced since it is made by the culinary students.

    Dorm Life

    there are no housing options since this is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are designed to be informative and challenging. there are a variety different teaching and learning styles for students to experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to talk to your advisor often to make sure you are on the right track and ask any questions you might have. there are lots of resources to take advantage of--like the free tutoring center and plenty of ways to track and plan your education.

    In three sentences

    clark has lots of great resources available to students. the campus is nice, clean, and well organized. i have greatly enjoyed my time here and highly recommend it.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and activities going on all the time. Each building has a lobby area where students can hang out.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm housing is offered at Clark

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes AS soon as you can and don't be discouraged if you go on the wait list. I've gotten into all the classes I was ever on the wait list for.

    In three sentences

    Clark is a small campus with laid back classroom settings. The online courses are great, and teachers really take the extra time to hep you if you seek them out. Overall a great school.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been some racist problems on campus, that are to loud to ignore. Although there are campus security numbers posted all over campus even on the syllabus's of class's. The security is always driving on golf carts around campus, so I do feel somewhat safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs. From gaming to Japanese, there are a ton.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Clark college has a Sakura festival located by the sakura trees, located on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do for fun in this area. I find myself bored or searching in portland for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Good dining at in the vancouver area close to the college, is pretty good. The restaurant beaches, is the best! Also Little Italy (downtown is very well known and great.

    Dorm Life

    I lived outside of Vancouver. For a very good reason. Vancouver Washington is not the nicest area around. There are crimes commited all the time. It is also rundown. Also Clark college does not provide dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned a lot from these teachers. Whether or not I did well in the class, I always learned something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check ratemyprofessor.com there are plenty of horrible teachers that the college does not get rid of. Get to class about a half hour before class because parking is horrific.

    In three sentences

    I rate clark college as an 8. This is because they strive to cater to their students. But they are becoming overcrowded and there is no parking.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Apparently it's a pretty safe campus, but I don't feel very safe there. It's not in what I would call a bad neighborhood but it's not in the best, either...

    Greek Life

    I don't even know what that means.

    Clubs and Activities

    The activities provided by clark that I have attended are top notch. Totally worth my time.

    Great for these types of students

    People looking for a transfer degree, running start students, and people interested in health and fitness.

    Bang for the buck

    I am in running start so I don't pay very much tuition, but even if I paid a lot more, my education at clark would be worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of parks and restaraunts around the clark campus. Those are what I hit up when I'm looking for some down time with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are vending machines along with a cafeteria. The food there is good, but the cafeteria never seems to be open when I need it.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors and staff are very helpful. I learn what I need to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would make sure to get your counselors card so you can contact them. Clark is pretty good at guiding you through a lot of things, but is quite confusing at certain points. My counselor is very helpful at these times.

    In three sentences

    Clark is a great place to learn. I have made a lot of friends through clark's running start program. The one negative is that I do not feel very safe on Clark's campus at night.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ASCC is our student government which organizes numerous events and activities that all students, faculty, staff and even their families could participate in. Students can take time off from studying by participating in these events, and most of them are for free and provide refreshments. They are activities that really unite the college community together and promote friendships within our campus.

    Food and Dining

    Clark has the most awesome bakery and cafeteria! All foods served in our bakery and cafeteria are prepared by our own Culinary Arts students, and those foods always taste good! We also have our own Clark Dining Area, which is more like a restaurant-type area in a formal setting where students, faculty, staff, and visitors could take advantage of tasting the most delicious dishes prepared by our students organized in menus.

    Dorm Life

    Clark is a two-year community college and therefore do not provide campus housing for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Clark offers classes that it thinks will help you ready for your chosen field and broaden your college perspective if you are pursuing a general AA degree. Classes are taught mostly by full-time and tenured professors, making these classes often challenging. These challenges are particularly helpful as they help develop critical thinking and organization skills--some skills that are essential to being a successful college student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Clark is a great way to start if you're looking to take classes that are taught by professors who are Master's degree holders in their respective fields. Our student government is also highly advertised in our campus and the community, giving Clark students the opportunity to participate in events and activities that will enhance their college experience here. We also have a lot of helpful and well-trained staff that will make your transition to college as smoothly as possible.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is one of the most accredited community college in Clark county in Vancouver, WA. There is a great diversity in this campus, which is something great to see. Clark is student-focused and it is evident in many projects it participates in, whether within the campus or the community.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Parking can be a pain depending on what time of day you take classes.

    In three sentences

    Simple classes with knowledgeable instructors. Worth the time to get the basics out of the way. Easy to get to, but not as simple to park at.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I go out with friends for fun, moves or dining.

    Food and Dining

    I pay for one own food, fast food on the go in between breaks from studying or eat at home with whatever my mom makes.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live with my parents, while I am a student at the community Clark College.

    Academic Rigor

    I have a good GPA or 3.5 or better!

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips to be a better student is to set study times in which I should be studying daily.

    In three sentences

    I have been going to Clark College for three years. It is one of the biggest campus based community college in the United States. The staff are really supportive, and Clark College ensures that students get the most quality learning experience out of their time there!

  • 04/15/2012

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

    24 of 81

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    The parking area is really horrible.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Returning students, single parents, middle-aged students, students looking for fun classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There will always be a free-food event atleast weekly.

    Bang for the buck

    You'll find yourself bored at the easiness sometimes.

    What to do for fun

    Fort Vancouver Historical site is a few blocks away. Downtown Vancouver is a 10 minute drive away, and Downtown Portland is a 20 minute drive down the highway.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is delicious and cheap, no meal is more expensive than $8.00.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life available.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you attend class, you'll pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your e-mail every morning for class cancellation, and look up potential professors on RateMyProfessor.com.

    In three sentences

    Clark has a laid back atmosphere. Professors are professional and easy-going. Students are kept well-informed through constant up-dates, bulletins, and e-mails.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    26 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Clark is pretty safe the security there is good. They can walk you to your car if it's dark at night and also help jump your car if your battery dies.

    Greek Life

    NO Greek system.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes you do get your money's worth. If a student wants to he or she will be stretched and their horizons expanded for the better.

    What to do for fun

    There is no real fun but I suggest getting involved in clubs and other activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Didn't really like the food at all but the Culinary school is pretty good I hear.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Clark it's a Community College that offers ASsociate Degrees and vocaitional training such as nursing and diesel technology.

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard. It all depends what classes you have. There are plenty of tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    This may be the hardest thing you've ever done. This is the educational arena to improve grades if you didn't have the best in high school. Also references from Professors and faculty is very huge.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is a great place to break into higher learning. I was very satisfied with the education I received from Clark College. I would recommend this institution to anyone and be sure to take a tour.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think it's good. Even though I finished studying after it gets dark, I haven't seen danger around school.

    What to do for fun

    In Spring, the school offers an event and provides food.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria in school. Also there are couple of fast food restaurants near the college.

    Dorm Life

    This school don't provide dorm but students live is the apartment close to Clark college.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teacher don't try to help students. However most teachers are nice and they are eager to encourage students to study hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ready and register classes in advance.

    In three sentences

    Now there are people in Clark. Thus we sometimes have difficulties to get into classes. But overall, they provide good quality of classes.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Its not too expensive

    What to do for fun

    Meeting friends and hanging out with them. It is also very close to Portland

    Food and Dining

    Small, but good

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I havent started taking any classes yet so I am basing the 3 star out of hearing what my friends have told me.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a good school to go to before you transfer to a 4 year or to take classes in the summer.

    In three sentences

    The people who work here are very nice and supportive. They make it an easy and good experience. The campus is in a good location also.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food made by students is always tasty

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here

    Academic Rigor

    I have been challenged and have plenty of help to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything done early!

    In three sentences

    I would give Clark College a four out of five star rating. They offer great programs and wonderful staff. The only problem is, they seem to be a little unorganized and have lots of miscommunications.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are many extra curricular activities to participate in if you choose.

    Great for these types of students

    Clark is great for all types of student, both young and old.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a really cool clock tower at the center of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Clark offers great access to technology as well as personal assistance. Their tutoring program is phenomenal.

    What to do for fun

    Fort Vancouver is only one of the tourist attractions in downtown Vancouver and offers the largest fireworks diplay on the 4th of July west of the Mississippi.

    Food and Dining

    Located in downtown Vancouver, Clark College has access to many types of restaurants and is across the bridge from Portland, OR.

    Dorm Life

    There is not dorms on this campus

    Academic Rigor

    Clark offers a variety of classes. They have also recently implemented their honors program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just get started. I procrastinated for a long time about going back to college. Clark was non-threatening and very easy to walk into.

    In three sentences

    Clark is a great school to get started on your college education. The tuition is reasonable and the classes are accessible. The advisors are with you every step of the way.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You almost always see on officer around campus, and most are pretty kind to the students. Just don't lie to them if they ask a question. I had a late class on Wednesday nights, but my ride couldn't get there every week when we ended, I typically had to wait 30-45 minutes after class, which was after the time security came to lock up. The security guard let me say in the building until my ride showed up. But one day another student was there, and the guard asked if he was waiting for a ride (he wasn't) and then asked if he was with me, he said he was. Security asked me if he was, the guy wasn't. Basically security kicked him out, but let me stay inside.

    Greek Life

    They don't have any sort of sororities or fraternities. The closest to it would be Phi Theta Kappa, which is the honor roll society for 2-year colleges. But, that's not really greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have them, they have a quarterly club fair, but other than that, you NEVER hear about them. There's probably 30+ clubs, but they don't really advertise themselves.

    Great for these types of students

    Just about everyone: fresh out of high school, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, and maybe even 70's!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are 3 satellite locations, but I've been told that the non-main campus ones don't have the parking problem that the main one does.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the price of a University, this is a GREAT value. Many of the classes have been standardized so that it makes transferring to another school easier, which also means that a 5 credit English class at Clark (which would be about $400) is practically identical to $2000 3 credit English class at a University. It's the same education, for $1,600 less.

    What to do for fun

    Going to a computer lab and playing online. Even though all the labs have signs posted for no gaming, most of the lab assistants don't say anything about it unless there is a line of people starting to form to use a computer. Also, there is a game room with a TV and upstairs in PUB there is usually some sort of card game going on.

    Food and Dining

    In the cafeteria, go to the grill, not the other food prepared by the culinary arts students, since it is usually pretty nasty. But they do offer a sit down lunch (that I never tried), but I've heard many good things about it from others.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, that could be good or bad depending on the situation.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, so classes are so easy that it's ridiculous. But most of them are in that in-between area. Unfortunately, you might get stuck in a quarter where all the teachers think that their class is the most important and thus pile on the homework. I do recommend looking up individual teachers on a site like Ratemyprofessors.com so that you have an idea as to what the class would be like with this teacher. I'll just say that once I started using it, teacher choices became much more clear and think I learned more in class because I had more of an idea as to what I was getting into.

    Tips for prospective students

    If at all possible, take the bus to class. Finding a parking spot could take over an hour, or walking a long distance to the campus. If you have to see an advisor, see them early. The earlier you go, the shorter the wait line. And sign up for classes ASAP so that you can get the classes you want. Lastly, every quarter the school gives you $15 in printing credits, I suggest you use them like crazy. The $15 boils down to about 300 pages, so use a lab to print off assignments so that you don't go through ink/paper like crazy at home. For a few quarters, I printed off blank word documents so that I could stock up on paper at home since I had most of my $15 left at the end of the quarter, since they don't reimburse you for any left over money.

    In three sentences

    An overall, it's a good school. The majority of the teachers do care, plus there is a wide variety of classes to choose from.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't ask your teacher to go to the bathroom. Everyone will look at you like your stupid.

    What to do for fun

    Get coffee. They make really good coffee.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always double check class schedules and get in book lines and expect to wait at least two hours.

    In three sentences

    This college is a beautiful campus. They have some nice teachers and some not so great ones. I have gone for almost two years and the school is fine.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a guard on duty and you can even call them to escort you to your car if you feel unsafe. The guards at Clark are pretty cool people and if your car dies (has happened to me) they can swing on by and give you a jump. They are located right by the bookstore and always have a phone that you can reach them at. If you ever have a problem with the security themselves, I suggest you email Ken Pacheco (not sure if I spelled his name correctly). Ken is an awesome guy and can really get the ball rolling on certain issues if he agrees with the situation you present.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs at Clark and even you have an opportunity to make a club. All you have to do is submit a petition for funding and have an adviser. The requirements to be an officer are a little stringent so I suggest you find people that have experience with clubs and ask them for help. Sarah Gruhler and Grace Farmer at the SLIMSA office can answer any question you have.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students old and young. It may not seem like it but this campus has a great deal of diversity. I suggest you take a visit to the International Students Lounge. This is where you will make friends with people from different countries. It has been my experience that those are the people that are usually AWESOME.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring Thing funded by the students is in Spring quarter and gives you an opportunity to unwind before finals week. They have food, games, prizes, and much-much more. Also I don't know if they still do it but Welcome week at the start of every quarter gives the Student Leadership or the ASCC to meet students on campus and gives you an opportunity to ask them questions.

    Bang for the buck

    Do you get your bang for the buck here? If you get involved in extracurricular activities it most definitely does give you that. There are many programs that your money funds including programs so I suggest you take advantage of them. Student Government here is pretty awesome as well and the committees they offer give you a chance to have a say in where your money goes. These committees also give you an opportunity to meet some of the leadership of the college and I will tell you that they are really awesome people. President Knight, VP of Instruction Tim Cook, VP of Student Affairs William (Bill) Belden, and many more are all good people looking to help students and staff.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't many things to do for fun here but the campus is beautiful for such a college of its size. I suggest, if you get some free time, go for a stroll on the paths and see where you end up. The outside theater is pretty nice to sit at if you need somewhere to think in peace.

    Food and Dining

    Their dining is actually pretty tasty. It is not always the healthiest but it is definitely good food. Almost all the food is prepared by the culinary students so don't expect perfection. They have several areas to eat including a closed of Lunch room that not many students know about. I suggest you check out their lunch menu there because that food is the kind that hits the spot after a long day of classes. Did I mention the bakery? The bakery here is awesome!!! Order something on your first day from here. The line may be long but it is worth it.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty is amazing and always willing to help you out. Even when professors don't seem to be helping you they are. They are preparing you for life lessons. Late submissions and such are not something that will ever get you by so don't expect it here. The upper level course load is one that can wear on you real quick if you happen to have a full time job. The college does a lot behind the scenes to get student input on things that would help students both in the classroom and outside.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be prepared to jump through a lot of paperwork loopholes. They have just done a major overhaul on their paper based system and transformed SOME things into paperless. This made my transfer to UW a little confusing but in the end it helped out me out a lot more.

    In three sentences

    Clark College was an amazing experience. Everything from the students, the faculty, and staff. They were all great and made my day there a joyous one.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    When it's sunny, a lot of people play ultimate frisbee.

    Food and Dining

    They have their own cafeteria that is pretty good!

    Academic Rigor

    Can be hard but doable. More stressful than anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give yourself at least 20 minutes to park.

    In three sentences

    A good start to continuing education. Friendly people. Good programs.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    35 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    on the main campus there is a water fountain, Computer labs all over campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Easy but a lot of works.

    Tips for prospective students

    All clark students are eligible for the reduced c-tran bus pass for $20. Also the gym membership for students is $10, both are really sweet deals.

    In three sentences

    A Fast-paced but beautiful small campus, Took it as a running start student, the teachers are busy but very good.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Clark has on campus dining provided by the culinary classes, and most of it's pretty good. However, this isn't a live-on-campus environment.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms for Clark.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are challenging, that's because the purpose is to educate you, not sell you a grade. However, every class is manageable with time and effort. Some will be harder than others, but it's an investment. This isn't public school anymore, you wont just be shuffled on to the next level. It's expected that you show up, do the work, and show a full understanding for whatever subject is being undertaken.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive early and stay late: parking is terrible so come early, but don't just dip out after class. The facilities on campus are worth taking advantage of for homework, studying, tutoring and so on.

    In three sentences

    Clark is fantastic for taking the next step in your education, whether as a student continuing from high school or one returning from the work force. Clark caters to a wide range of students, which leads to rich and well rounded classes. It's also the most affordable way to begin a college education, at one of the premiere community colleges on the west coast.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Security is there when you need them.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the student resource center, library, or computer labs.

    Food and Dining

    A good cafeteria with food made by the culinary students. Lots of vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    This college doesn't have on-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging courses that help you develop as a student.

    In three sentences

    A variety of programs for everyone. Easy to travel to by mass transit. A wonderful and ever growing culture.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security on campus is wonderful. One time I locked my keys in my car and had five minutes to get to chem lab and they rushed over to help me. Their presence is strong on campus which is great. Just don't park in the wrong spot!

    Clubs and Activities

    I highly recommend that any new students get involved in Clarks' many clubs and activities. I have found many friends here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many little nooks that people camp out in. My favorite is in hannah hall. The connection to wifi is fast. There are many people here from psychology and the writing arts. I have found some very interesting conversations here.

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers here are very serious about your education. I did not expect the quality of education that I have found here.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and groups, it's hard not to get involved in something.

    Food and Dining

    The culinary classes cook the food in the cafeteria. I have had some very good meals here. Also around campus there are many coffee nooks with snacks.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college. There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had some very tough teachers going through the prerequisites for nursing. But even though they were tough, I have never learned more in my life. The teachers here are very serious about your education. The standards here are high.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the many tutor groups for science and math. There are many free opportunity for help in these classes. Also find out your teachers office hours and use them!

    In three sentences

    The teachers here are wonderful. This school has the best support for students including: after class tutors, clubs, groups, and many spread out computer labs. The campus is clean and beautiful.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Typical community college. Classes are decently priced, books are fair.

    What to do for fun

    Close to Portland.

    Food and Dining

    Have not explored dining, I eat at home.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are understanding and want you to succeed as well as learn in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible for general ed classes. If possible ride your bike or walk to school or take early classes to avoid parking issues.

    In three sentences

    This College has a nice Campus. There are a large variety of courses offered. Parking is awful.

  • 09/12/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs

    Food and Dining

    they make their own food that is really cool and people like it.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It seems challenging for your own good. Everything is feasible. Its hard but not too hard.

    In three sentences

    It has a promising future comparing to other community college. Clark is big and have a very welcoming area. Clark has many classes that are my interest and they are very helpful.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have security guards at nights.

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek restaurant few blocks to downtown

    Clubs and Activities

    They have activities. They have gyms. They have movies and plays.

    Great for these types of students

    Yes, a lot of young people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Parking has became full

    What to do for fun

    They have a library. A very nice library.

    Food and Dining

    Cafes on the campuses. There are no restaurants nearby

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor

    Tips for prospective students

    Attendance is important. Do not miss

    In three sentences

    It is a very good education.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Check out the neat sculptures, see a play, or check out the intriguing events going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are very many food options available on and near campus. All the food in the cafeteria goes to the college, so it is a good cause.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very interesting and invigorating. The professors are very helpful as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get behind, and start off easy with a few classes first.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is a great community college for any student of any age. The instructors make you feel welcome and wanted. It is nice to be able to be at school with people who WANT to learn.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always available and will jump your gas or get your keys out of your car if they get locked in.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students, a lot of campus events promote and celebrate diversity.

    Bang for the buck

    Good education for the price. Good professors.

    What to do for fun

    Overall lots of campus events, however the surrounding community of Vancouver can be a little lack-luster.

    Food and Dining

    Culinary department runs the cafeteria. All the food is great tasting but can get spendy.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms or housing options because its a community college. There are a lot of options for renting rooms in the surrounding areas.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are surprisingly difficult, but the teachers are willing to work with students and there are a lot of tutoring options for free on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never wait for your financial aid award letter, register and drop classes if it doesn't work out how you think it will. Always get things out of the way early, there's so many students classes can get filled quickly. Don't wait to see an adviser or get organized.

    In three sentences

    The school has a lot of good professors from surrounding universities and colleges. The campus environment is over all an open and accepting environment. Student life activities are good, and even if you don't enjoy them, at least you can score free pizza at a lot of them.

  • 10/27/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Its a cafeteria and it is not too much to be honest I plan on bringing my lunch.

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    Unsure as of yet.

    In three sentences

    It has a big campus. Nice staff and teachers. Helpful staff and beautiful campus.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Show up early for parking, or walk/bus.

    In three sentences

    Great school, learning environment is a little crowded, parking can be quite an adventure, depending upon times of attendance. Engineering department seems to be very goal oriented, thorough, and teaches a great program.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This is a community college, providing the cheapest way for students to be able to attend classes. I would much rather finish my 2 year degree by going to a community college rather than spend more money going to a University.

    What to do for fun

    Clark has monthly activities for the students to enjoy throughout the year. Including hypnotist shows providing free pizza while watching the entertainment. Clark tries to bring the community together setting up activities that would help make a more stronger bond throughout the students and I highly recommend any student in the Vancouver, Washington area to go to this community college.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Clark College is excellent. We are well known for our bakery throughout the campus. They provide fresh breakfast and lunch items daily for our students with excellent quality and diligence.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college, so we don't live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are difficulties in my college, but college wasn't made to be easy. I put a lot of effort in my classes and it shows in my transcript. I feel that I am doing the best that I can and I am glad that I am able to get a jumpstart on college!

    Tips for prospective students

    Clark College is a Community College, but this college will help get you on the right track towards your future goals in life. I feel when I graduate from this college I will be able to accomplish more and to know that I am 17 years of age, I feel confident that my future will be bright thanks to Clark.

    In three sentences

    From a running start student's perspective, I really enjoy the college experience. The professor's are outstanding and I feel they really want you to succeed. I feel at home when I go to clark, you really bond with your classmates and I have created many close friendships that I will treasure throughout my life.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had anything bad happen to me or my car on this campus, nor have I heard of anything happening to others. Campus security makes regular rounds. The campus isn't as well lit at night as I would prefer, but there are usually many others walking around.

    Bang for the buck

    There are definitely many things that this school offers and it is definitely worth the money. Financial aid helps many students as well, which makes getting any degree extremely affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Clark College has many different groups that meet such as the American Sign Language Club, Aerospace Club, Environmental Club and much more. They also hold events such as Sushi Making with an instructor, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Clark students are in charge of the bakery and it's contents which provides great experience to those students. However, food at Clark is very expensive for the amount provided.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this college because it is a Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    The challenge of each class varies, primarily depending on the subject. I have found most classes to be easy to pass as long as I kept up on the work. Each teacher provides different workloads, but overall I feel Clark College is not as challenging as to be expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check the majors available at Clark College before attending, as well as looking at the degree requirements. Although getting your basic Associates of Arts degree generally takes 2 years, other degrees have an exceptional amount of requirements along with general education requirements. However, financial aid is given to majority of students which makes degrees at Clark College very affordable.

    In three sentences

    Teachers at Clark College make the entire experience desirable. The campus is beautiful, parking is free and there are many different classes. Classes do tend to fill up quickly, but seniority is very valued at Clark!

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although it is quite large, it is very safe. There are security personnel here and there, but for the most part of the time, there are never any kind of issues.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to choose from, from the anime club, to the business minded one.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for those who would like to explore various career options, before setting-down for one, while still getting a good education in the process.

    Bang for the buck

    There are plenty of options to study, ranging from drawing and the arts, to computer science and engineering. If you pay in-state tuition you get a very-good rate, otherwise you'll pay quite some more (obviously).

    What to do for fun

    This college has a large campus, so there is plenty of room to move around. If you are into sports, there is a running track, a gym, a soccer field, a football field, tennis courts, and indoor basketball. Now, if you are into arts, there is a theatre, and an arts center. There are also big computer rooms.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is always filled with fresh and tasty food, cooked by the culinary-arts students themselves. It is also very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    Clark college does not possess an actual dorm-building, at least in the meantime.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a new transfer-student, so I cannot comment on that. However, by reading some reviews, I am aware that they have a good teaching-staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive about your own education, don't leave things to fate. Register for classes, and apply for your financial-aid on time, it will things a lot easier for you.

    In three sentences

    A great opportunity.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I attended the school on and off for about 4 years I've never had any trouble or felt unsafe on campus. I've had a few night classes, but I've never felt totally uncomfortable walking alone before or after them. Since most people take classes during the day time it's relatively easy to get a parking space right next to the building where your class is if it's at night. Most of your classmates will probably park in the same area and tend to leave class at the same time or in groups when they walk to their cars. The parking lots could be better lit though. If you're ever afraid to walk anywhere on campus you can call security and they will escort you. Every professor is required to put that information in their syllabus as well as any other emergency information if you need to contact someone. There were a few isolated cases (about 2-4?) of hate related incidents one year. I believe one of them ended up being physical, but those involved were male. The college did send out a campus wide notice and the police did get involved in at least one of the cases. I believe the school has a zero tolerance policy for these things. However, despite the incidents I never felt bothered or unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and you can even start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    - Students looking for a great education without breaking their bank. - Students who didn't do great in high school, but would like to attend a university. - Students who don't mind a lack of Greek life or the traditional college experience. - Students who not only want to meet people of different backgrounds but of different age groups

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an annual drag show night. I've never been, but I heard it's great.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition costs are rising every year, but about $1,000 for 15 credits a quarter compared to my now $5,500 tuition a semester at my new university Clark is seriously a great deal! If you're a high school student participating or thinking about participating in the Running Start program I highly suggest it! I was a former participant in the program and gained about half of my credits for my AA. And it is possible to graduate from high school with your AA/AS through Running Start! A handful of students from my graduating class were graduating with their HS Diploma and their AA/AS. It takes some careful planning, but it's entirely possible. Plus, because many WA colleges make Running Start students with their AA/AS apply as Freshmen you're able to qualify for Freshmen scholarships when you enter university despite already having your associate's degree and possibly junior status.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs are a great way to find people to get to know and fun things to do. If you're into foreign languages almost all of the languages Clark offers has their own respective club where you can meet other people to practice with and learn more of the culture related to that language's country of origin. ASCC holds a lot of events throughout the year too. I've been to movie screenings, fairs, and have seen some really great guest speakers. The year end Spring Fling is probably everyone's favorite event hands down. It's family friendly and open to students as well as their friends and families.

    Food and Dining

    It's alright and tastes pretty good. Some of the cafeteria food is prepared by culinary arts and baking students which I think is pretty cool. The cafe makes some really good coffee drinks if you need some coffee but don't want to make the trip off campus. However, food all around campus is relatively overpriced, including vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the professor. Most of my professors have challenged my way of thinking and have quite difficult coursework. Some have really tough classes, others will pass you just for showing up and participating (ie PE classes), and many have a mix of both. I've had professors that had difficult or challenging coursework where I've had to spend hours studying for exams or just to grasp the concepts. I've had professors who grade solely on exams and/or presentations. I've had quizzes where all I had to do was show up and sign a piece of paper after lecture. It all entirely depends on the professor. One thing I will say almost every professor at Clark has in common is that they don't want to see you fail. If you need help they are willing to help, if you're falling behind or don't quite get a concept they'll try to guide you through it, if some sort of family or medical problem comes up they're usually willing to work something out with you. I'm not saying all professors are exactly like this, but almost every professor will work with you if they can tell you're serious about their class and putting in as much effort as you possibly can. The key is to get help as soon as you recognize you're having a problem. This may mean asking questions during the lecture, before or after class, or during that professor's office hours. I'm not saying you can just sit around in a class and play around. If you're someone who's lazy, waits until the last minute to do assignments/study for exams, and tries to charm your way through a class, the professor most likely won't go out of their way to help you. If a professor isn't able or willing to help you then form a study group with your peers and or get help from one of the school's tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on top of your deadlines and any other important dates especially for your financial aid! The sooner you file your financial aid paperwork the smoother your process goes. If you wait until the last minute or even two weeks to a month before the term starts to do your paperwork you will be stuck in lines for at least an hour; and forget getting an email reply until after quarter begins. If you need to meet with an advisor for a registration pin, meet with them as soon as you know pins are available! This is especially important if you're interested in taking biology classes or getting into prerequsites for the nursing program as these classes are very competitive to register for. They're available weeks before registration begins and registration will even send out an email letting you know when you can begin getting them. It's extremely time consuming to try to get your registration pin right around the time registration starts because most students wait until the last minute to get them. If you go as early as possible you're in and out in about 15 minutes tops. Parking is a total pain at Clark. If you're taking an 8 am class I would suggest arriving at 7:20-7:30 am because the parking lots are typically deserted until around 7:40-7:45. If you arrive around 8-9 am you may have luck parking around the gym. The purple lot is also a gem if you know about its existence. It's across Ft. Vancouver Way right next to the tennis courts. Almost no one parks there in the morning and even in the mid-morning/afternoon you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a spot. It's a little ways of a walk from the main buildings but it's a lot less stressful to find a parking space there (not to mention it saves gas!). Worst case scenario you end up parking in the park area on Mill Plain Blvd. across the street from Hudson's Bay High School or in the neighborhoods.

    In three sentences

    A fun school with great diversity but terrible parking.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a pool building just a few blocks from the school.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafeteria and student store where students can enjoy food sit down and have lunch in a friendly environment.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are tough but Clark is giving you a heads up of what is to come for less money.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a good and affordable education that have credits that are transferable to many colleges then Clark College is a great way to start.

    In three sentences

    Clark is a friendly and very affordable school, the teachers do nothing but care about their students success in the school and they help them to transfer the next. Clark college gives their students the head start they need and give them the direction they need.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nice clean and safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of stuff to do every week.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper school but overall not that bad

    Food and Dining

    Great stuff. :)

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard depends on what you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overload on classes and study a lot. Don't miss class.

    In three sentences

    This a good start. I go to get my required classes so I can transfer. also fits great with my work schedule.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ASCC

    Food and Dining

    I have yet to use any of the facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    I can only speak for the classes I have taken. The instructors follow the syllabus. It's not too overwhelming but it is college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out what you want to do and make sure you stay on top of the advisors. It's your education.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is an outstanding school for higher learning. The instructors at Clark are the best in the business. I am in the diesel program so I can only speak for those instructors.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The college offers courses for many different career paths, and also at many different levels. This College is a place where anyone would feel at home and enjoy themselves if they are determined to learn and excel.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a Community College, Clark really makes education affordable to students.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't food and dining offered at Clark College.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Clark College.

    Academic Rigor

    This question really depends on what classes that a person signs up for and the teaching style of the instructor. If a person has great determination and will, and really puts their mind to what class they are taking, the difficulty level shouldn't be to hard. This is a place where people are continuously succeeding to high levels!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not overload yourself with classes. Sign up for whatever you think you have handled before, but do not over do it. Taking a good amount leaves you time to enjoy your experiences and have the want to continue down the road of education. Also, this way you will have time to get to know your instructors and get valuable advice from them on a personal level.

    In three sentences

    I have had nothing be out good experiences at Clark. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and personalize your needs with help. Overall, a very great campus and community to be a part of!

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty good. Last year there were a lot of issues with hate speech and discrimination among students, but the college responded well and cracked down on the issue--they suspended the repeat offenders.

    Greek Life

    Non-existant. There are a couple of Greek clubs, though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of variety, easy to make a club if you don't have one!

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students can fit in here. Running Start, fresh out of high-school, returning for preliminary course work to a second degree, or returning after a long absence from school... everybody can find their place at Clark College.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring Thing is the BEST ever. Right before you leave for the summer, right before Finals Week, ASCC throws this huge part on campus, and you get to feel like a kid again. There's popsicles, ice cream, a free lunch, inflatables (bouncy houses and stuff), and a band that plays for a good five hours. The best part: it's not just for students--you're welcome to bring family and friends, too.

    Bang for the buck

    Average dollar amount/credit: $100. If you find that perfect teacher, it might even make you consider re-taking their class!

    What to do for fun

    The Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC) have an awesome Activities Programming Board. Keep an eye out for their monthly fliers that tell you the things they have planned. Many of these events even come with free food.

    Food and Dining

    They're getting better at this. The cafeteria is run by the culinary students, and the other cafe-style places are kinda pricey. Best place for inexpensive food is the Bookstore. Best place for coffee--Hanna Hall.

    Dorm Life

    Clark College does not have student housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Not bad. You have to make sure you pick the right teachers, though. If you aren't challenged early on, chances are that your education experience will be tough later down the road.

    Tips for prospective students

    RateMyProfessor.com is important to use when choosing your classes and teachers. It gives you student insight on how on-par an instructor is. Being at a community college means that not every teacher will have an education degree--and sometimes that inhibits your learning experience. But ALWAYS take the website with a grain of salt.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is a great place for both first-time college students and those who are returning to school after a long period of time.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The student alliance club always has events going for different days of the week and every holiday. The postings of what to do for fun never stop.

    Food and Dining

    Numerous cafes and coffee shops are located throughout the campus inside different buildings. Along with the culinary students area, where they serve all varieties of food. And just recently food trucks have been moving in on the streets to feed students.

    Dorm Life

    Clark does not have any dorming.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers actually meet one on one with you and decide what learning path is best for you. They always are pushing you to the top, never have i felt left behind or like things are too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a semi-quick enrollment, enrolling is actually a quite quick process. Never undersestimate this college, it will have just about any class you need.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is a smalltown college with enough students to give a big city feel. The classes are all decent sized and you always have the one on one time with your professors. This college will get you to your career with more skills and knowledge than you expected.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Coffee shops and vending machinces in every building. The Cafeteria and bookstore have a good selection of food and snacks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get used to fighting for parking and/or walking. The quarters go by fast so don't worry if you get a bad professor. Make sure you are taking the right classes for your degree so you can get done without wasting credits.

    In three sentences

    Small, tidy campus. Easy to navigate and find where you need to go. All the professeors I had were great never had one where they were so awful I had to drop thier class.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Super safe campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the tower

    Bang for the buck

    Low cost and great education

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Penguin building for a good time at the game zone.

    Food and Dining

    Superb food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Clark

    Tips for prospective students

    always study.

    In three sentences

    Clark has a great library. Clark has amazing teachers. Clark is a good transition school into real college life.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play sports.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm rooms, community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go early in the morning to get parking, and pick your teachers wisely.

    In three sentences

    A good community college with good classes. Parking is a huge issue though, some of the teachers are boring as well.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Clark is great because of its small class sizes, teachers know you by name. Communication with other students is hard because you come for class then go home. I have enjoyed my time at Clark, but will be ready to leave when the time comes.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I'm not entirely sure about other campuses, but the main campus has great security who are on call and will help with anything (even if you just want to be walked out to your car). The campus buildings though are always left open but there doesn't seem to be an issue with that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a couple campus locations around town so that it can be more convenient and they also teach classes on the WSU Vancouver campus. Every spring there is a Sakura Festival with the blossoming of the japanese cherry blossoms. We also have a Rock Zen garden! There are multiple tutoring centers around campus for anything you might need help with and they are ALL free :)

    What to do for fun

    Clubs are always active and trying to do things around campus. There is also a LOT of green space around campus where you can hang out when it's nice and also a good size library. The campus has several computer labs placed around campus. Clark has a game room as well in the PUB building.

    Food and Dining

    Clark has a lot of little coffee joints placed around the campus and has a great bakery and cafeteria program. There's also a Grill in Joan Stoat Hall and the Bookstore has food as well.

    Dorm Life

    Clark doesn't have dorms, as it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on the teacher, but most of the classes are at least semi-demanding if not life-consuming! Just make sure to stay on top of homework and get the teachers who care about your education as much as you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your teachers about anything you're interested in. Joining programs or clubs are great ways to first of all get to know students, but also a great way to know your way around the campus more. There's a lot of little nooks and crannies great for studying and a lot of good little restaurants.

    In three sentences

    This college has many opportunities open and and inviting student population. They have many great professors, just watch out for the few that really shouldn't be teaching!! Everyone tries to get you involved, no matter your interests there is something.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I particularly feel safe on campus, even taking evening classes here because there are always a lot of people. I know every quarter or so there are car thefts or break-ins. And being a community college I know there are some sex offenders attending. But you just have to use good judgment and avoid certain areas if you're walking alone at night, like behind the Science building and in the Welding/Auto Technology area around Joan Stout.

    Food and Dining

    Their bakery is great. I know even ones who don't attend Clark who stop by to pick up some bread, danishes, etc. Coffee shops are handily located around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Not so applicable, so I give a neutral rating.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the courses are indeed worth your time. The instructors are knowledgable, friendly, and available for students. While some of the majors do indeed take more work, the courses are challenging enough but not unbearable. It's a great place to start out if you're going to transfer to a 4-year.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Clark is extremely safe! We have security officers that do a wonderful job of making sure that students stay safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities on campus. Our student body puts on great events! Many with free food.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of students! Especially if you're looking to save money by attending a community college then transferring over to a 4-year university. Also great for students who may not know what they want to study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Clark tries to promote diversity as much as possible so we hold many events throughout the school year promoting diversity.

    Bang for the buck

    Clark is very affordable and offers financial aid to many students.

    What to do for fun

    Vancouver is a great city, there's lots to do here. Go explore downtown, go bowling, get a bite to eat at a restaurant.

    Food and Dining

    Food in the cafeteria and bakery are cooked by our culinary students. The food is very inexpensive and good, same with the baked goods you can get in the bakery. We have cafes all around campus for coffee and food.

    Dorm Life

    Clark is a community college so we don't have dorms. However, we do have numerous apartments within 15 miles of the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The advisors here at really nice and helpful. They want you to do your best in your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes as soon as possible so you can get into your first choices. With that being said, always have a back-up plan just in case you don't get into the classes you want. If you are driving, arrive early enough to find parking. While there is a lot of parking at Clark, especially if you're willing to walk a little, the parking lots fill up fairly quickly. Take the classes designated for your degree, but also have fun! Take fun classes like music, P.E., etc. Lastly, don't be afraid to make new friends and try different things. You never know who you might meet!

    In three sentences

    Everyone here is really nice and friendly. Class sizes remain around 30 students so not too big and not too small. The campus is gorgeous!!

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never been any big issues. Security guards always on campus for school hours.

    Bang for the buck

    The bookstore could be a bit cheaper for us poor students. However, a lot of free sources and tutoring assistance.

    What to do for fun

    All the clubs/organizations. The different events Clark has going on each quarter. Sports if you are interested and the fun elective/PE classes.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad, not overly priced either. Sitting is about anywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes do have a workload, depending on what you go for. Most teachers are excellent and try to help you work around your other classes, especially if you work or are a parent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy! If you need help or get lost, talk to the faculty and staff. They are very friendly and helpful people. Get active with the campus as well.

    In three sentences

    Clark is an amazing college to attend for all kinds of degrees and classes. Very helpful staff and excellent students who attend.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security are always roaming around and willing to help whenever there is a problem.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life at Clark.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to be involved in. This will expand your connections and will help you meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student could enjoy this college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are the Japanese gardens where you can go and relax on campus. There are also the fountains which go off when the weather is consistently warm.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great community college with good professors especially for the price.

    What to do for fun

    There is a monthly calendar that has about 2 activities a week with different things that appeal to different types of people. There are also workshops that help you learn about how to be successful and a variety of other things as well.

    Food and Dining

    The bakery is a great place to get food and there is delicious pastries. There are also vending machines all over campus as well as different drink machines.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Clark but there are apartments close by.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult depending on your area of interest as well as depending on who the professor is.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on transferring to a 4 year school make sure to track your classes with the school you will be going to. There are a lot of different activities to do on campus so make sure to check out the monthly calendar. Clark has many clubs to get involved in and you can meet a lot of different people that way. The library is a great place to study and upstairs it is very quite and you can meet in rooms for group meetings. Use the degree planning online to make sure you graduate within the time that you want.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is a great school with a lot of great professors who know a lot about their subjects. The campus is unique and beautiful and is a large school especially for being a community college. The activities that Clark provides are very fun and useful towards being a successful student as well as being successful outside of school.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fair every year has free food and bounce houses and a lot of different fun stress-release activities.

    What to do for fun

    There's a park nearby, you can also throw frisbees or whatever in the grass. There is also a Japanese Garden to walk through. During Spring Quarter, there is a festival right before Finals.

    Food and Dining

    This college offers a lot of different foods, with gluten free/dairy free/allergy options available. There's a cafeteria and the food is really good as far as community colleges go. The coffee in the 4 lounges is also pretty good, too.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on this campus, it's a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes you take, the workload is sufficient, heavy, or it is really light.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect this college to be like high school- You are going to be expected to do more work and of higher quality. Don't be afraid to go to a tutor and ask for help from your teachers- They all want to help you succeed and you are not ever alone. Parking is a nightmare, so get there really early or take evening classes.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is a very diverse community college in the city of Vancouver, Washington. There is a variety of ages and there are so many classes to choose from. The quality of teachers is exceedingly high and this college really helps to guide you in your passions and what you may want to do.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on the Clark campus, even late at night. The campus security phone number, as well as emergency phones, are located all around the campus, and security will even walk you to your car at night if you don't feel comfortable. In addition we also have frequent tests of the fire and bomb threat systems.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clark has lots of clubs. There's the French club, for those who like to share their appreciation for the Romance languages over popcorn and French movies; clubs for STEM-interested girls; and a competitive gaming club, for those who like to take out their finals week frustrations on an Xbox. If none if these clubs appeal, it's very simple to charter your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Clark is great for students who are transitioning from high school to college, people who are returning to college after many years, and for people who are willing to take charge and lead their own education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Clark actually has a meditation area, complete with an authentic Totem Pole, so if you're into a more spiritual way of preparing for finals week you can relax.

    What to do for fun

    Definitely check out the Game Room. Comfy chairs, free snacks, video games and a movie every day-- it's definitely the place to be between classes. Clark also has a fully stocked library including tons of classic and modern movies, a zen garden for relaxation and meditation, and if you just want to hang it with your friends and chat, there's lots of places for that, too.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing! On one side of the campus, you have the bakery-- amazing. It's also very reasonably priced. 50 cents for a delicious muffin? Incredible. You also have the bakery, where our very talented cooking students share what they've made that day. Next year we're getting food trucks, so that Clark can offer an even wider variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    Clark does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I've always felt like I am learning something at Clark, much more so than in high school. It seems like after every class I'm rushing to tell my friends about some fascinating new history or science tidbit I learned that day. Tests always make me feel challenged but not enough to cause stress. To quote one of my teachers: the answer is there; you just have to find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to always read the syllabus. They give it to you for a reason! Also, Clark offers tons of services for students. It doesn't make any sense not to take advantage of them, but so many students let the chances pass by. We have a tutoring center, guidance counselors, incredibly helpful librarians and friendly teachers-- there's so many ways you can get any help you need if you're struggling. Definitely take advantage of them.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is an incredibly friendly and welcoming school. Their services, classes, and teachers are all top-notch. I'm very happy to be continuing my education here.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt extremely safe at Clark College. You can barely walk across campus without seeing at least one security guard. Because of the size, you do tend to be surrounded by people at all time which can actually help with a feeling of safety. Teachers, security guards, and students alike are walking the campus often and usually engaging in friendly conversation. Even though there are parking lots that are a bit of a walk away from classes, one always feels safe because of the security guard friendliness and patrol.

    Great for these types of students

    Clark College is great for new students who are starting out and trying to figure out what they want. Clark College offers the Running Start program which allows high school juniors and seniors to get a head start and begin college classes while still in high school. If you are a student who likes a faster pace and more independent work, this program is for you. It also allows/ helps you to get an AA and find a major while still in high school.

    Food and Dining

    Clark College has little cafes/coffee shops dotting the campus. These offer coffees of all sorts along with tea, hot chocolate, apple cider, etc. They also have food options with the most popular being their bagels and cream cheese. These little shops can be found throughout the entire campus. There is also a food court, a bakery, and a dining room, all offering food made by the culinary arts program students and teachers. Vending machines are in almost every building and the book store has a small area dedicated to refrigerated drinks and other small food items.

    Dorm Life

    Clark College does not have the option for campus living at this time. However, campus spirit does exist. There are facets for fun, crazy, loud loving students but also areas for the quieter, more reserved students. The library is more for these types of students while places like Gaiser Hall are always full of friends gathering together to laugh and talk about their day.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor tends to be different with every class you take at Clark College. Some classes have been extremely rewarding and others have been very easy to just get by and end with an A. Some classes are difficult and the teachers hold very high expectations while other teachers and classes have little work at all. My personal experience has been getting a little bit of both, but mostly getting extremely good teachers and classes. Clark College's Running Start Program has been great for me, as a high school student who wanted a change of pace. Overall, Clark tends to have very good teachers and interesting classes. If you know what area you wish to study, you may want to look at colleges with more specific bents. However, Clark College is great for those of us who are starting out and trying to find our place in the world and work place. Clark offers a variety of learning experiences, in and out of the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going into Clark for the first time, I wish I would have been less worried. Clark is full of new students, just like yourself, and most of the teachers are extremely kind and very knowledgeable in their subject. If you are willing to work hard in classes and do the work, it will not be a difficult experience for you. It will be a true learning experience for you, in so many ways. If you really love the close knit feel that a small school gives you, I would suggest joining a club or organization that will help you feel more connected. It can be hard to feel like family with thousands of other students on different commuter schedules. You sometimes have to work harder to connect with others because of the size. However, it is not impossible to be a part and feel at home of Clark because of the many opportunities offered to you.

    In three sentences

    Clark College offers a wide variety of interesting and basic subjects, and hobby/interest based clubs and organizations. Clark College is large in size and considered a commuter school because there is no dorm living offered. All in all, I would definitely recommend this school as a Running Start Student because I have been guided and helped along the way and have had some wonderful teachers.

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had any issues with safety on this campus. I have never had anything stolen or heard of anyone losing anything or dealing with a physical altercation. Security is on the campus and easily accessible and friendly. If you ever need anything or have a problem, the security office is a wonderful place to visit - they will take you seriously and do what they can to help you.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life at Clark. This may be an upsetting idea to some, but I found it as a relief for my first few years of college. This allows for a wonderful foundation for my academics before all the parties and pranks that come with a Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 39 clubs on campus that allow for students to find individuals of similar interests and/or that are involved in similar programs and form relationships with them. The connections these clubs have are wonderful for those wanting to form relations with people in their field before graduation and for learning of opportunities they would not find otherwise. Chances are you will find a club you love or will be able to create one that others will join.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for those who aren't serious about partying. There is a wonderful social life on this campus, though with the lack of a Greek Life there is not much partying going on. For those interested in maintaining a social life and creating a good foundation for their education, this is the campus for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A wonderful and some time frustrating thing about this college is the Running Start students. High schools within Clark County have the opportunity to attend Clark College tuition free before graduation. Although some of these students are smart and driven, most of them are easy to pick out of the group (noisy, playing on phones rather than paying attention, and complaining about the course load).

    Bang for the buck

    Being a community college, Clark is a cheaper option than going straight into a four-year. The small college feel is spread out over several acres of land - making it hard to believe the college is really as big as it is. Invested instructor, a wonderful student life, and several resources make this a wonderful starting point for high school graduates.

    What to do for fun

    With over 39 clubs available on campus, there are several different organizations that students can become a part of. These clubs cover almost all areas of study and several different hobbies and interests. There are also free events for students held in the PUB that supply free food and entertainment/workshops every month. Not to mention the sporting events, Clark College has a large and thriving student life that anyone and everyone can enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    Clark College's food is much better than what they have in their vending machines. The culinary program is amazing. However, somewhere along the way it doesn't seem to be as appetizing as food you can find at restaurants in the surrounding areas. Their prices are reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life at Clark College. However, there are apartment complexes near the school that are almost always being rented out.

    Academic Rigor

    The resources and faculty at Clark College expect a lot from their students and push them far both inside and outside of the classroom. However, there are several opportunities for aid in all fields of study and the instructors are invested in their students - helping them to thrive. If you struggled in high school you will still be able to do well at this college, so long as you communicate with your professors and your available resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to be on top of the application process and aware of all deadlines. Completing all forms ahead of time will save stress and allow for time to contact the necessary departments should there be any issues in processing paperwork or receiving the proper documentation. Be sure to check your E-Mail often - all important information will be sent there.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is a wonderful place for individuals to achieve their general AA degree, in Vancouver, as well as set themselves up for transferring to an accredited 4-year college. There is a wonderful balance between academics and student life that makes this college an enjoyable place to gain further education and make important connections in the community. I can not think of a better starting point for those just graduating or attempting to return to college in the Vancouver area.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's something new going on every week! There are clubs to join, involvement fairs, job fairs, student council and committee positions, and quite a few volunteer opportunities!

    Food and Dining

    The culinary institute is closed for the year of 2013, but Clark is still full of food! We have several delicious food carts, and a fully funtional bakery, with everything from pies to hot pockets, all made from scratch with the best ingredients available.

    Dorm Life

    This is a non-resident college. It opens at 7 a.m. most days, but there are no dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    If you plan your time, and don't waste it, this is the place for you! The homework is made to provoke deep thoughts and made to bring out the best in all students. As are only easy if you work for them constantly and carefully.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Professors really want you to learn, but if you don't do the work or show up, they assume you don't care. Shoot them a quick email if you are struggling or are going to miss a class. Also, it's extremely important to check your student email daily! I can't count the times I've put it off to find that new homework was assigned! Lastly, make sure you have your textbooks before class starts. The bookstore may not be the cheapest, but there are many other options, and there is no excuse for laziness in the college lifestyle!

    In three sentences

    Clark is a beautiful and welcoming campus, full of friendly people. All of the professors I have had have been amazing and willing to push students to recognize their full potential. It's a perfectly imperfect home away from home!

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security will even walk you to your car from your class if you feel unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    Running Start and anyone looking for an AA.

    Bang for the buck

    Great deal for Running Start students!

    What to do for fun

    The ASCC has plenty of fun activities all year!

    Food and Dining

    The student bakery is fantastic!

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty depends on which classes you take, it's up to you to decide how much you want to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the help centers right away! Don't wait until you are behind, as soon as you have any questions, ask and find help!

    In three sentences

    As a Running Start student, I find everyone very welcoming and helpful. People in my classes are much more focused and actually want to learn rather than at my high school. I really enjoy all the resources available to me on campus.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This is located in Vancouver and is close to Portland. This means that you can go on a bike ride and there is a game room. There are also other things you can do but I would have to access their website.

    Food and Dining

    From what I Have seen is that they have a building with a dining area. They have free coffee and cookies for current students. Other than that I think that the baking department is assume.

    Dorm Life

    This college does not have any dorms. It does have local hotels that are nearby. There also is public transportation if you close to the college.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not started the class yet but I am hoping that It will be good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Note that Clark college staff are very kind and are easy to work with. But one down side is that there is allot involved in the orientation. Also note that there is allot involved in the entry program.

    In three sentences

    I think that from My first impression that this college is great. I am sure that this will be a good college to got to finish my Associate degree.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    cars can get stolen but security roams campus a lot.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Need a bit more clubs and activities but overall great!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to learn!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So many beautiful locations such as cherry trees and clock tower and fountain!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and go to events!

    Food and Dining

    The dining room and bakery are great and the food carts are not so bad.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's alright. Some professors expect a lot, others not so much. My Model United Nations teacher made us research like crazy and challenged me!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not wait until last minute to submit financial aid!! The lines during the first few weeks of school for the book store, advising, financial aid and security are long! Many great professors and interesting people!

    In three sentences

    Clark College is great only if you get involved and go to many activities! However, the classes are sort of limited but fun if you take the right classes. There are so many caring professors that will be sure to help out whenever.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The bakery and dining all is all prepared from the students in the culinary program.The food is delicious and the cinnamon wheels the bakery provides are the best in vancouver.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life at Clark. All housing is off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very reminiscent of high school in a way. Some classes are not as challenging as others and having a mix of ages can be difficult. Students range from high school students to adults well into their 50's. At times it would be better to be around people of the same typical college age. However having the older students does provide a different atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about going to Clark College know that it is a college, community or not. If you went to high school in the area be ready to see the people you went to school with. Clark does become a tight nit community. There are tons of clubs and club fairs at the beginning of every quarter to join and college fairs several times a quarter.

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice and spacious. Clark College offers several programs to jump start a career. Clark is the best community college in clark the Vancouver area and a great way to save money before transferring to a university.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs at clark. Events are hosted at the main campus all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any other school attend class and turn in homework on time. There is no leniency with due dates.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is helpful. It was a good experience to see what my future holds. It has many opportunities.

  • 03/13/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    I have not attended any classes yet as I'm starting next month for Spring 2014!

    Food and Dining

    I have not attended any classes yet as I'm starting next month for Spring 2014!

    Dorm Life

    I have not attended any classes yet as I'm starting next month for Spring 2014!

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended any classes yet as I'm starting next month for Spring 2014!

    Tips for prospective students

    If your considering going to clark college go check out the campus its beautiful.

    In three sentences

    From what I have seen of the campus an learned about the programs, I am really excited to go school here. They even have an art gallery. They have great programs and work really hard to support their students.

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a huge priority at Clark College, and I have never felt unsafe while attending. They are prompt when called, and will even help out in situations like locking your keys in the car!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best coffee shop is located in Hanna Hall, and after getting your yummy selection, sitting by the innovative and entertaining fountain is always a pleasure.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a community college, Clark is very affordable, but gives you a full experience of college. The programs and classes offered are easier to cover financially, and all credits transfer to other colleges, making it a attractive choice for those who plan to transfer to a four-year university.

    What to do for fun

    Clark offers tons of events on campus, including comedy performances, keynote speakers, musical acts, and movie nights. They also throw outdoor festivals and events for the public community. There are also lots of clubs to join, and a student lounge offering games, snacks, and a TV.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different choices of food, ranging from the on-site culinary and baking program that creates lunch entrees and lots of baked goods. The campus also has small coffee shops, delis, vending machines, and the bookstore also offers fresh food from local restaurants and bakeries. The recent addition of food trucks to the campus has improved the ease of grabbing a bite before classes, and the coffee shops located in various buildings are owned by a local business, and makes a fantastic latte. Because Clark College is located in downtown Vancouver, WA, there are tons of choices just off-campus, including Thai, Mexican, Italian, American, pizza, and even vegan/vegetarian restaurants. Overall, you won't have a hard time finding a good bite to eat while attending Clark.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on-site living at Clark College.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the courses to be rigorous and challenging, but never achievable. The instructors are there to help you, and if you don't give yourself excuses, you will be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend as much time as you can with your adviser, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Get to know the campus before classes start, and track down your classes before the quarter starts. Keep in contact with your instructor, and don;t be afraid of parking, it will get easier. Know that you are doing the best thing you can do for your future, and today is a goal to achieve, not hours to waste.

    In three sentences

    I find Clark College to be a place where opportunities and knowledge can be found, but only if you're willing to look. It has a supportive and considerate staff, and many different programs to fit the goals you have. Clark College is my key into a successful future, and I am proud to say that I am Clark Penguin!

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Clark has excellent safety practices. About every other month there practice drills for evacuations, earthquakes and fires. The college gives plenty of notice about these events too in case you want to avoid them. The security at Clark is also very nice. If there are times one doesn't feel safe on campus, they can ask for security to come and guide them to their car. Security is very quick and responsive with their jobs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clark offers a variety if different clubs. There are Spanish, French, leadership, anime, environment and much more. Most of the clubs have little adventures that go off campus, some that even go abroad during the summer time.

    Great for these types of students

    Clark is great college for any students. Whether you're an extroverted person who enjoys their time with others or an introvert who'd rather enjoy some quiet, there's a place for you at Clark. Everyone is pretty much helpful and friendly. If someone is looking to expand their knowledge or they don't quite know what they want to do in life, Clark is the place to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes you can see our mascot Oswald the penguin walking around and you can find his footprints on the sidewalk. There are also tons of bunnies hopping around.

    What to do for fun

    Clark has some great athletic programs and fills in your fitness needs with a gym and track. There is a Japanese garden and an art gallery on campus too. Clark offers plenty of clubs and some of the clubs have even gone abroad! Sometimes the college has performers come to the school like comedians or local musicians. There's plenty to do at Clark college.

    Food and Dining

    Clark college has some of the best food I've tasted and it's student run kitchen. There is a little cafe in the main building and even a small restaurant open during the afternoon. The baked goods at the bakery are so pretty and tasty too. In the middle of campus there are three different types of food trucks that are run by the college as well. If that doesn't suit your needs there are two coffee shops in the school that can give you that extra pick me up if you need it.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a college so you have to work! Some of the majors, like nursing and dentistry, are very competitive and it can be difficult at times to maintain good grades. That being said though, most of the professors are love their jobs and are great in their fields. It can be challenging for some but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a new student, learn to budget your study time and pick your class times carefully. Don't be afraid of the tutoring centers on campus either, they are full of helpful and kind people.

    In three sentences

    Clark college is one of the best community colleges in that I've ever seen. It has an open, large beautiful campus with an inviting student body, wonderful professors and good athletics. I'm proud to be Clark Penguin!

  • 05/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Great way to get a quality education without the stress of expensive tuition.

    Food and Dining

    Awesomw food ans food service.

    Dorm Life

    Unknown. There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not easy, but manageable.

    In three sentences

    Clark Community College is just what is sounds like, a community. Staff and students work together to achieve their goals. No matter how busy you daily life is, Clark always has time for you.

  • 06/18/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    Top notch.

    Greek Life

    None. It's Clark.

    Great for these types of students

    Funky Fresh.

    Bang for the buck

    Really good professors and such for your money.

    What to do for fun

    There are pretty fun classes to take, Zumba, and even Yoga.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, and the dining space is relatively small.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available,

    Academic Rigor

    As I haven't taken any classes yet, I can't actually spectate on the classes. But I did use RateMyTeacher.com (Fantastic website!!!) and the professors I got have pretty good scores!

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely take the Walking Tour they provide, before you actually attending classes at Clark. It's a pretty big campus, and hard to find your way around!

    In three sentences

    Plenty of parking spaces. Great friendly teachers. Campus is pretty wide, but easy to figure it out.

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is very safe. There are security guards roaming the campus to insure every student'Â?s safety. There are also strict rule of no tobacco on campus or weapons. We have practice emergency drills to ensure that everyone knows what to do in case that emergency were to ever be real.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not involved in any clubs or activities at this college but I receive emails asking to join or attend club activities. There are a wide range of choices for students to choose from, engineering or magic club are great examples.

    Great for these types of students

    Clark College is great for any type of student. There are so many different types of people that you will find a group you fit in with automatically.

    Bang for the buck

    Clark College as a Community College is very affordable for most families. There are many options for finical aid to those who need it. The money you put in comes back into your education. I would say Clark College has a big bang for your buck.

    Food and Dining

    There are food trucks that students can buy food at as well as fast food places surrounding the campus. There is also a cafeteria where students may relax and eat. A game room is available for students to eat and relax with friends before, between, and after their classes.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't an option to stay in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you sign up for and your learning style, most courses are designed to challenge students and prepare them for their future. I believe that some classes are more difficult than others depending on your professor as well. I believe that academically Clark College has a range of rigorous courses and programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an advisor, whether you know what you want to do or not. They can point you in the right direction to fulfill your educational requirements for your intended major. If you haven't planned your future yet, they can help you figure out what you need to be doing for course work and can help you decide on a career.

    In three sentences

    Clark College is a great and high ranked community college. Professors and students are friendly and understanding of your situations and your goals. The courses available are in a plethora of variety to include many different types of learners and their future goals/majors.

  • 09/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is great, the student conduct center is not. I told my story up above if you need further reference.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent

    Clubs and Activities

    Quite a few clubs, I enjoyed working with the photography club for a short time and the co-ed sports are usually fun. Still a lot more organization and effort needs to go into the school sponsored activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombies vs. Humans. It's basically a giant game of tag only it gets way more violent. I knew a girl who went home with a broken arm, leg, and collar bone after being takled by a guy twice her size two days into the event and another kid had his back broken, yet the game continues year after year. It frightens and confuses me, and so I politely refrain from participating.

    Bang for the buck

    For me, the low cost of Clark just does not make up for the education and the culture. I'm extremely excited to be getting away this year by means of graduation.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs, sports, and events that go on with the school. I'd stick with the clubs and the sports though. Most of the stuff hosted my the ASCC (Student Body Leaders) is not put together well or hosted at a good level. I can honestly say my high school did better.

    Food and Dining

    The culinary department is going through renovations. The Bakery is still in action and you can get $1 day old stuff that's pretty good but the rest of the schools food is gone until further notice. At the moment they have some food carts in that they pay for but the carts are not owned by Clark.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure Clark even has housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher. Some classes are treated like they're university level and will have you build a whole portfolio or do community service outside of class (ex; film photography with Bobby Abrahamson, Environmental Biology with Kathleen Perillo) and some classes are just stupid easy. I'm not kidding. Any English, PE or Math class you take that is under the 200 level will be easy as long as you know your subject. It is not hard to know the subject either, if you took the class in high school it will be exactly the same deal. Go through the motions with the homework to keep your grade up but really all you have to worry about are midterms and finals.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't talk religion or politics unless you are positive that the people around you are not listening or don't care; extremists on both sides will bash on you publicly. 2. Most of the college populous is made up of high schoolers who are a part of the running start program. This means that you have a lot of people who don't actually know what they want to do with their life but they think they're cool and grown up because they're at a college. This does not change the fact that they are still high schoolers and they definitely act like it. Drama, immaturity, the whole sha-bang. 3. The campus is beautiful and you're expected to help keep it that way by not littering or any of that business. 4. Get your FAFSA in early or right on time and then continually check with the department to make sure you have all other required material in along with your FAFSA. Otherwise you will be put on hold until the next term. 5. Don't sign up or pay for classes online if the website is under construction. I don't know why this happens but you'll think you're good then you'll get to class the first day and you won't be on the attendance sheet. 6. Security guys= good guys. They're very nice and will try to help you out if you have an issue like a dead car battery or a stalker. 7. If you don't have hard core evidence that you are being harassed by another student or a teacher (like video or a sound bite) then don't expect to get any real help. I was in a situation where it was my word against the harasser and because I didn't have any hard evidence (other than a journal of all the instances) the harasser was told to avoid me and I was told to go talk to a councilor for blowing things out of proportion. Obviously not the result I wanted. 8. The cafeteria is going through renovations until 2016 and so there are food carts on campus to make up for the lack of any real food (Mighty Bowl is delicious!) 9. There are always events and clubs to go hang around. Some are great and some are not. I mostly chose not to participate due to the fact that I don't enjoy a lot of the culture that is perpetuated among my peers. Overall, I don't like Clark. That doesn't mean you won't, I've just had some very bad experiences with the people there. Is it a smart decision to get started on your AA here? If you think you can thrive here, then yes. Otherwise I suggest biting the bullet and taking out a loan so you can go straight to university.

    In three sentences

    It's like taking another few years of high school. People are immature, the classes are all review until you get to the extra curricular stuff like art history or environmental science, and you never know what you're going to get with the teachers.