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  • 09/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 1 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Awsome for students who want to get ahead of the game and achieve your degree easier and faster

    Tips for prospective students

    Just try hard to do more than 100% to get to where you want to be.

    Bang for the buck

    It's great if you want to spend as little as $500 for a semester

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying it here theres great staff in every corner and also great resources

    Am learning a lot

    Excellent school!

  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 2 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Collin is great for students who are looking to get the basics out of the way, who aren't quite ready for university life or just want to take a quick course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Collin College is the best next step you can make, it's a great place to transition from high school to university life if you're not sure you're quite ready or need to improve your appearance for a college. This two year college provides a wide selection of programs that turn out highly prepared individuals.

  • 01/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you aren't positive on what you want to do in your future, definitely go here because you can get some of your basics done at a cheaper rate. Also for students that want to go to college, but aren't completely ready to live on their own.

    Tips for prospective students

    It allowed me to switch from high school mode to college without having a complete environment change. I was able to stay at home, work and still go to classes. It was just like going to high school again but with more responsibility on your part for assignments.

    Bang for the buck

    I took 6 classes for my first semester and it only cost me about $560. For a first time college student that was a lot easier for me to fork out, than a $20,000 tuition. Also since there are many campuses, you can choose many different professors in different campuses.

    Am enjoying being here

    I liked how I wasn't stuck on campus because I still lived at home. I was able to go to my classes and then go to work or home without feeling homesick or trapped in one area. It was nice to just get done with my classes and then be able to leave and do whatever I wanted to do afterwards.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only did I learn the criteria that was taught to me, but I also learned to be more responsible and make sure that I got all my work done. Also I think I am ready to go to a 4-year college now since I had a trial-run here and it jump started my college education.

  • 10/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    It's pretty much like 13th grade, but it is definitely worth the money.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm actually learning a lot more than I thought I would here.

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college has such a cultural diverse population. It also cheap and there are many locations. I honestly believe that anyone would be able to come to classes here no matter what their race or financial situation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go a week in advance to check out where your classes are. This really helped me! Also, if you have questions don't be afraid to email your teachers using the cougarweb system they have set up. I recently had a question about my books for next semester, so I emailed the teacher. I soon found out that one of the $50 books listed as required really wasn't used in the class. Yay for saving money!

    Bang for the buck

    This college was the cheapest one out there. I am paying off my loan while I am in school and, because the college is so affordable, it is relatively easy.

    Am enjoying being here

    Collin College has a nice campus. There are many activities that go on such as a hot air balloon festival and ethnic diversity celebrations. It is easy to get around campus and, because it is all in one building, there are no long walks (or runs) needed to arrive at your next class.

    Am learning a lot

    I attend courses at Collin College. I study at the Spring Creek campus and have just completed my first semester. The teachers are wonderful and each one makes sure that you understand the material. Everyone there is super-friendly and always open to questions.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    GED students or anyone who did not get a chance to graduate high school. Also Collin County offer many programs to complete without getting your Associate or Bachelor, also directly partnership with UTD or UNT if any student wants to transfer to a university after 2 years.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm very happy as a current student. My classes are enjoyable and easy to comprehend. Home works are moderate and the professors always make sure to remind their students not to forget. The school always make you feel very welcomed and classmates are nice. Great choice!

    Bang for the buck

    The college tuition is VERY affordable. Also, the school is very helpful and on speed at everything including admission, financial aid and registration. Classes are very flexible with anyone who either have a full time job such as me or families, even someone who is active in an academic program.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. My first classmate in Psychology class was respectful and willing to work with anyone else in the group. We had a group report of 7 pages. Each of us had to complete our parts we agreed on and it went very smooth. I had no problems with anyone I have met so far. I feel very comfortable being at school nights I have my classes. Safety issue is moderate.

    Am learning a lot

    Great school! That's the first thing I have to say about my impression. Collin County Community College provides many tools to drive students to succeed. The professors are very helpful and always willing to communicate with the students at all time. My first semester experience was overwhelmed. It is my first year attending college and I had to get used to being in a routine of class work. Therefore, I made a couple mistakes of when and how to turn in some assignments. My English teacher was very sweet, generous and did not hesitate for any questions we had. She took the time to meet up with me for the mistake I have made not turning in work appropriately. I appreciated her kindness to help me achieve the goal. The lessons are short and understandable, always to the point of what was being taught and we enjoyed being in class ninety nine percent. It was such an eye opener coming from high school to college.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    patrol cars are constantly driving across the campus ensuring the safety of the students.

    Bang for the buck

    if your looking to get your basics out of the way, this is the perfect place 12 hrs a semester will run you about 842$ this is what i recently paid very reasonable when utd is charging 4 times as much for the same classes.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers in collin are there to challenge you and raise your intelligence by getting you to think not simply giving you the answers. the student to faculty ratio is very reasonable and helpful for most, and the faculty is always there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    start in collin its truly a great place to start and raise your gpa to an exceptional level.

    In three sentences

    the recent change in collin turning into a 4 year university has helped the university and student reach a higher level of education. it has made it possible to become more prepared to transfer into a larger state university such as utd. overall the school is showing improvement in becoming a great stater school.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel absolutely safe on the collin college campus, there is constantly security driving around campus.

    Greek Life

    no real greek life, as this is a community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    as previously mention, collin college offers a decent amount of clubs. check out the school website, it lists all of them from a-z!

    Great for these types of students

    the campus is great for students who are trying to save a few dollars and knock out their basics before moving on to a 4-year university. the college has many agreements with universities around the area to provide guaranteed admission to qualified students!

    Bang for the buck

    collin college offers one of the lowest tuition and fees costs for community colleges in all of texas, of course it's a 'bang for buck' !

    What to do for fun

    there are an ample amount of clubs and organizations, from the little bachs music club, to the literary society for english majors and lovers. there are also small fitness centers located in each of the 3 main campuses, so students can exercise for free!

    Food and Dining

    cougar den is a great place to grab a bite between classes. they offer a wide variety of foods for all taste buds!

    Dorm Life

    most of the campuses don't house students, but the campus on spring creek has student apartments which are decent, but you'd be better off looking for off-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are what you make out of them. the intro and freshman level courses can be easy, but the advanced courses can be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    classes fill up fast, so make sure to register early to get in the ones you want! also, be aware that there are 3 main campuses, so make sure to schedule your classes at the same campus or else you'll be driving around like crazy!

    In three sentences

    collin college is an extremely great investment. the tuition is low, and the classes are great. i feel very prepared to take on a 4-year university after studying here.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt safer while visiting in any other campus.

    Bang for the buck

    So happy I did this to get my basics done first before transferring to a University! I have saved hundreds!!!

    What to do for fun

    Their electives are all very fun and different! They have acting, vocal lessons, music, archery, tennis, soccer, dance, and almost anything you could think of!! If there is something you've always wanted to learn, Collin has it!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! Its always hot and fresh and made to your specific taste! My favorite thing there would have to be their coffee! I prefer their coffee over Starbucks any day, but if you cant go without Starbucks, well there is one there on CAMPUS!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms give you better and faster access to all of the perks that Collin college provides, right at your doorstep!

    Academic Rigor

    They challenge and push you to your best, while providing you with the tools to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest going to see the advisers if you ever need help with finding which classes to take there at Collin. They show you which classes will transfer to your major if applied towards a different University.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great place to get your basic classes and more out of the way before transferring to an University. All of the teachers I have met really try to help you succeed in college. Not only are the teachers great, but it is in a safe central environment where the campus is breath taking!

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On site police officers in full view each and every day and night the college is open. They will even escort you to your vehicle if called upon to do so.

    Clubs and Activities

    Phi Theta Kappa, Voice, etc....

    Great for these types of students

    Working adults, single parents, incoming freshmen that want the college experience without having to leave home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Student Life provides finals study tips with treats and water bottles for you the week of your final exams for every semester.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College is the least expensive of all college's in the state of Texas. Enough said!

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines on site, as well as a multitude of restaurant's within an 1/8 of a mile. Walking distance!!!

    Academic Rigor

    There will be many challenges that you endure throughout your college career, so be prepared to study hard, devote 3 hours for every credit hour outside of every class to ensure your goals are reached.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a study group for each class and utilize the private meeting rooms in the library. Use your professors office hours before you find yourself in academic difficulty. Engage in all of the clubs that this college has to offer to better prepare yourself for a leadership role when you enter the workplace after graduation.

    In three sentences

    This college has an excellent faculty that genuinely cares for their students. The Honors program helps to unlock the potential of each student that is willing to work hard. The flexibility of scheduling makes it to where anyone can find classes that meets their scheduling guidelines.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police officers if you need them. There are alert systems in case of weather or criminal activity happening around campus. If there is an issue, we are immediately notified by e-mail and can further inquire about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to choose from, just look around! There are about 6 honor societies on campus, which is great for the honor student. We also have 50+ clubs to choose from. There are plenty of sports to pick, as well as dancing and archery.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to save money, without necessarily skipping out on the education. You still get awesome professors, but for way less than other places.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College has the lowest tuition cost in the entire state of Texas. With the in-county rate for tuition and fees being $34 per credit hour, this is one of the best places to go to save a buck.

    What to do for fun

    There is shopping around the campus which is always fun. Also, there's a basketball court that you may be able to play on when people aren't practicing. There is always campus events going on and plenty of clubs to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    There is only the Cougar Cafe, which isn't the ideal place to eat. However, around campus there is plenty to go eat. On campus though, the Cougar Cafe is a bit expensive for the poor college student, and the food isn't my favorite choice.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't a dorm on campus, but there are apartments. I live at home currently, so I couldn't tell you how they are. But from what I can say is that they are very close to the campus, making them convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too challenging, but not too easy either. It's a matter of putting in the time in order to get the grade. As long as you are dedicated and focused, as most college classes require, then it won't be a bad academic year.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is probably not a choice to consider as far as earning a degree here. However, core courses like Government, English, Math etc are perfect for completing here. Just make sure to research the best professor possible for each class and learn to talk to them constantly.

    In three sentences

    This college offered a breath of fresh air in your wallet. Not only are the classes are affordable, but offer a valuable educational experience without breaking the bank. This college is perfect for getting your core classes knocked out, while also enjoying educational opportunities.

  • 10/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Quad C is great for all introverted and extroverted individuals. Skittish about the college life then go here...don't want to sell your arm to pay for classes then go here...wanting a more intimate setting to learn but still have the university ambiance, then come here...whatever you'd want Quad C can provide.

    Bang for the buck

    With everyone trying to save what they can, why spend money on Basic classes at a university when you can pay less by attending Quad C, be guaranteed an audience with your professors for help, and have the university feel without the main worry of how much will it cost me?

    Am enjoying being here

    You cant go wrong with a transition from high school to this university feeling college campus. Taking classes at Quad C are more intimate than a large university setting, but have the ambiance of and presentation as that of a university. The college campus setup provides its students with a university feel that not many other community colleges can provide. Take a class or a few here and you'd never want to leave the feel that Collin County College provides...

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is perfect for students interested in taking basic courses and then transferring to a different college to further their education. You save on thousands of dollars and get the same education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and make the time you spend at Collin County Community College worth the few dollars that you spend here.

    Bang for the buck

    Can you get better prices?! No. With the discounted prices for tuition and books you get a well-affordable education as well as resources available through the school just because you are a student. Not to mention the free access to the fitness center.

    Am enjoying being here

    CCCCD is a great college to start out at. It's the perfect environment for small town feel and one-on-one classroom help to help any student transfer from high school to college atmosphere.

    Am learning a lot

    Texas is known for their great education experiences and CCCCD supports that. The knowledge acquired here will only help you as you further your degree.

  • 11/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Studious, persevering, dedicated students.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is to read your books. You can take notes in your class but in order to make an A you have to read. I cannot emphasize this enough.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money to go here. A class is only 125 [without books], so it's definitely worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school atmosphere is pretty strict, you meet people and talk to people only in your classroom or your group that you work in. Not very much socialization between people outside of the people you meet in your classes.

    Am learning a lot

    My dual-credit courses that I've taken during high school has prepared me for the courses offered at this college. So I get some slack in most classes because most of the material overlaps.

  • 03/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Collin College is great for these types of students and I recommend it to anybody looking to further their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to put in the effort and work and you will get As in all of your classes. Any students that don't do well are usually the ones who don't try. All you have to do is show up to class, listen to your professors and do the homework and studying and college will be a breeze.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition rate at Collin College is very inexpensive. Honestly, you will probably pay more for your books than the actual tuition and that is saying a lot! Rather than spending a bunch of money at a university the first two years of college, spend them at the nation's leading community college which has one of the lowest tuition rates in the entire country.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at Collin College. I am a first-year student at Collin College and I like the atmosphere compared to high school. The atmosphere at Collin College is very welcoming and warm and the people are very nice there. Although it is a community college, the tightly-knit people make it feel like it is something more than that.

    Am learning a lot

    What I have learned in at Collin College is becoming very beneficial to me. The classes that have benefited me the most are financial accounting, managerial accounting and intro to business because these classes are more in depth of the major that I want to go into, which is business. The college has great highly rated professors that have taught at high-level universities and have much experience in the workplace as well as at the collegiate-level.

  • 04/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is short on money and wants a College education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact your professors about books needed for classes before the class starts. Suggested sites are Craigslist and E-bay.

    Bang for the buck

    It's roughly $33/credit hour and is one of the highest ranked community colleges in the nation.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus isn't oversized and has LOTS of extras.

    Am learning a lot

    Nearly every professor is willing to help you so long as you at least give a little bit of effort.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Definitely getting a great education for a bargain price! I would highly recommend going to CCCC to get your pre-reqs out of the way, before spending a fortune at a 4-year university.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take Professor Eldridge for History 1301, He's amazing at giving you the information from a student friendly view.

    Bang for the buck

    I calculated out my total hours here and so far i have spent around $2,000 but that has been 37 hours. I realized that coming to Collin has saved me around $20,000 for my first 2 years of college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere here, the students are friendly and you see each other so often that you start to get to know everyone since its such a small campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Since graduating high school i have moved out to Plano to go to the Spring Creek campus. I have learned so much its crazy and the teachers help you to make sure you understand the material. my largest class is probably 30 students and the teacher handles it well.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have never had a problem on campus, and i always see officers both inside the building, and patrolling the lot.

    Great for these types of students

    part time or evening classes are great, and diverse. the amount of courses offered is quite impressive for a community college.

    Bang for the buck

    good tuition rates, especially for in county students.

    What to do for fun

    library is very well staffed and stocked, could spend hours in there!

    Food and Dining

    cougar cafe is a little pricey, but good. small variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms, on campus housing is available in the apartment complex across the street. but be warned, the staff is very over protective, and will go through your home, and enforces a curfew. best left to freshmen with discipline issues.

    Academic Rigor

    classes aren't too hard as long as you pay attention and attend. small class size helps when you need help, or individual assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    register early! take earlier in the day classes, and push yourself to attend every class meeting, attendance matters.

    In three sentences

    clean and functional large campus. friendly and helpful staff, and teachers. well priced, simple registration

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 146

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    collin is a nice school, professors are really helpful. you will save a lot of money if you go to collin and then transfer to a 4 year university.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    10 out of 10!! the education you get from the fantastic faculty of instructors is unbelievable when compared to the cost of attending. super affordable! and the financial-aid opportunities that are available make it guaranteed that almost anyone can take the opportunity to benefit from collin college.

    What to do for fun

    multiple sports and extra-curricular activities and groups to explore.

    Food and Dining

    the cougar den offers a cafeteria thats more than just a simple cafeteria. with a kitchen to prepare your freshly cooked-to-order meals, pool tables, and flat screen tv's with cable. you'll have no problem with getting a little down time between classes.

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    just right for the specific areas of interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    just don't second gues yourself, if you've considered collin but aren't sure for whatever reason, dont fret and enroll. you will be satisfied with both the degree of the education as well as the comfortable and unintimidating.

    In three sentences

    great education opportunity, because the instructors (that i've had so far, at least) approach academics with a real-world emphasis on their ciriculum that makes it so much more relevent and beneficial to the everyday student. great learning environment!

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very secured with campus police on duty all the time.

    Greek Life

    not aware of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    many student organizations and honor societies.

    Great for these types of students

    who wants to learn more while having fun..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ballon festival is held every year.

    Bang for the buck

    very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    walk around campus, visit the park nearby, play basketball,tennis or workout at the gym..

    Food and Dining

    a state of art cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    no dormitories available. there is a apartment complex but i dont have experience of it.

    Academic Rigor

    faculty student ratio is low and the faculty members are the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    teaching-learning environment is excellent.

    In three sentences

    it is very student friendly.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 146

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    collin college honestly has helped me grow up tremendously. mostly all the professors and other staff members are very helpful with wanting students to reach their goals. i've learned a lot at this college that i don't only have to use while using a text book, but in real life situations.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 146

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    they have a great basketball team, hang out on campus with friends, but there is for sure more things when heading to a four year!

    Food and Dining

    cougar cafe is a great place to eat, cant beat the prices and the food is very good.

    Dorm Life

    hard to comment here, never stayed in the on campus apartments, but they seem to be nice!

    Academic Rigor

    good school with good academics!

    Tips for prospective students

    if your strait out of high school just know this is a different atmosphere, go to class and take notes, the teachers are not here to push you and make you turn in every assignment like before!

    In three sentences

    collin is a great school to get started at with the low tuition rates. they also have some of the top staff and faculty in the state!

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 146

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    collin college has fantastic facilities and top notch teachers. i'm able to expand in my art and learn new things. i never thought i'd be metal casting!

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police is always available and it is a safe environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    focus is a great christian group that holds worship and bible study on thursday nights and it is lots of fun to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    i feel like i have had a wonderful experience in nearly every class that i have attended.

    Food and Dining

    there is a variety of food and it is delicious as well.

    Dorm Life

    there is student housing available however i myself have never used this service.

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of the resources that they have to offer, from the library resources, to the math tutoring labs, as well as the computer labs, it is a comfortable environment for academic development.

    In three sentences

    this is an excellent school with great professors that care about the academic development of their students. i personally have enjoyed every experience that i have had. furthermore, collin college offers many different classes that are transferable to most 4 year universities.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe most of the time.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who have a plan and are dedicated to transferring to a larger university. If you are one to kind of stand still and be content where you are, you will never end up finishing your degree and will most likely not be motivated to transfer to a larger university.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest community colleges around these days. It is so worth it to get a few basic classes done here and save a few thousand dollars in the process.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of organizations to join, if that is your thing.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe is super delicious with tons of options!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This also depends on what classes/professors you take. If you want to be challenged at Collin, it is definitely possible. But it is also possible to slide through with easy A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to Collin to start out your college career is a fantastic idea. You will get a feel for what college work is really like, while also saving thousands of dollars.

    In three sentences

    There are tons of good, dedicated professors who really want to see these students succeed. Their admissions and adviser offices are very unorganized though, which can be frustrating. I think this is a great place to start your college career, before heading to the 4 year university.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that aren't ready for the full four year university experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin tuition is super affordable, especially in county residents.

    What to do for fun

    Meeting in the cafeteria to study with my friends is a lot of fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have a mentor that has attended the college for more than a year. Advising can help you find someone.

    In three sentences

    The ease of finding classes on campus is excellent. The nursing program here has won several state and national awards. The advising center doesn't always have the most current information.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 146

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Spend time with my son park trails, movies, Dave n Busters and outdoor sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would as advise prospective students to look at the teachers syllabus before enrolling in the classes to get a feel of the amount of work required to fit their proper life schedule such as work,kids etc.

    In three sentences

    Great school overall, staff is very helpful and always seem pleased to help in anyway. Beautiful school inside and out, making it easier to attend along with 5 different campus to better suit your geographical location.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    30 of 146

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I felt it was very safe. I never felt unsafe once, and I even took night classes at times.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who has plans to transfer and is willing to work hard to do so.

    Bang for the buck

    Super cheap! Defiantly a good price for a good education! Two years total, books and all will be about 2-4 thousand. If even that much.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing, commuter campus. Make your own fun with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria and it's not too bad price wise or taste wise. Also, the book store has plenty of goodies for sure! But, being a commuter campus no one really eats there.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not easy, you still have to work hard. But, it's easier than a four year school because they know you have to work, and that you're busy with other things other than a typical college student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know where you want to transfer, and exactly what degree you want to receive. Also, know exactly what you want to be when finished with school. It makes you finish faster, and also makes it easier to know what to take and not take for classes. Also, when changing your mind it can delay your graduation date. I learned that the hard way.

    In three sentences

    I never really choose this school. It was chosen for me based on what my parents were willing to pay for. But, the catch was get my associates degree from here, and I would be bale to go anywhere. But, it's not a bad school. It's the same basic classes every where. The social aspect is defiantly missing.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is awesome. Police patrol the grounds and parking lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    I did not join any but heard good things about this.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone especially people who just graduated high school, people who aren't sure what they want to do, or people who have been out of school for a long time and want to get in the rhythm of being in college

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I enjoy the Humanities and language art and activities in the building. It is neat to see peoples art and to learn about different classes

    Bang for the buck

    They are building another building for a library which will be much bigger and offer more study rooms and computer areas.

    What to do for fun

    They have a open gym for basketball and tennis courts. They offer many free activities for students like aerobics, Pilates, open swim and more.

    Food and Dining

    They offer many different types of foods and have a large cafeteria so students can sit and enjoy their meal. The food is affordable and edible:)

    Dorm Life

    I am off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers all expect you to be there and do your work. If you don't show up its your loss and you miss lecture and notes. The work is challenging yet not difficult if you study and show up for class

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school for people who just graduated high school or for those who want to go to school yet are intimidated by large schools. This is a big school with lots of students and teachers but it is without the rush of larger schools. There are many places to hang out, meet friends or study. The teachers are professional, friendly and REAL. Most of them enjoy their work, the students and are willing to go above and beyond to help their students reach their potential. Its a great school and offers tours.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is wonderful. The students and teachers are helpful and nice. My teachers have all been amazing and have helped me so much.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Collin College makes sure that students are in a safe environment. Using the Cougar Alert system, students are informed of possible hazards that may impede classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and clubs for all students to join. There is no shortage on fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students!

    Bang for the buck

    Pay attention to what your peers say and you won't overpay for anything.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs to join for pretty much anything that may interest you.

    Food and Dining

    The Cougar Den at Preston Ridge Campus has amazing food!

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms that I know of.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes may be challenging while most are not. Don't expect everything to come easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply yourself.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great school to start with, whether you know what you want to do with your life or not. Collin has partnerships with other Texas universities to help you get a good start on your college experience. That's only two sentences but I'll write this one to make a total of three.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Once there was a severe storm coming and the police told our professor to release us early.

    What to do for fun

    Lie around the benches on campus and relax.

    Food and Dining

    The college has a Cafeteria but it closes around 3 everyday

    Dorm Life

    Its a community college and this particular college does not have any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Each professor provides you with the information you need to succeed but it is up to the student to put that information into use. The professors also encourage you to do your best in a relaxed environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you enroll as a freshman, do not slack off your first semester or else it will hurt your GPA.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great community college to start or continue your college career. The College is really beautiful and well kept. The college has many buildings that accommodates each subject/major.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many restaurants and fast food places surrounding the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Their on campus apartments always looked a little bit sketchy to me and there have been shootings.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research. If you are undeclared, make sure you ask about the excessive hours fee. I did not know about it when I talked to the advisers and they knew I was undeclared.

    In three sentences

    The campus is in a great location. There are some good professors here. The theatre department is one of the best in the metroplex.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They could use more dining options.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorms on campus.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy the opportunities that Collin presents. It's an easy to navigate campus and offers many different classes that fit my needs.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    it is a community college but they do put on activities for students. just pay attention around campus and you'll see all sort of things.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms there.

    Academic Rigor

    the school is very challenging and most of the teachers want to challenge you and have a good time there.

    Tips for prospective students

    get things done as soon as possible because the longer you wait the harder it is to get classes and good teachers.

    In three sentences

    collin college is a good school. There are many great teachers and a great atmosphere. If you are thinking about starting school take your first steps at collin college they will help you from the start.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've seen 5 cop cars within a 1 mile radius of campus. Police are quite active, and not in the bad way. Collin County requires officers to have bachelors degrees, unlike most police agencies. I once had car trouble, and campus police reached me in about 3 minutes! :)

    What to do for fun

    They have a very nice weight room, looks better than a gym. Plus students get free access to a pool at Oak Point Rec Center. There's plenty of clubs, like political science, muslim student, lulac, mock trial, etc.

    Food and Dining

    They have great food selection on campus. They have a cafe where they make burgers, fries, nuggets, chicken tenders, etc. Then theres salad and pasta in another section. They also sell the usual coffee, energy drinks, protein shakes, bars, candy, ice cream bars, and whatever else you can think of.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are alright for the most part. I got A's in everything except physics and financial accounting. Do not take Barbara Palmer ever! I signed up for another teacher, but was switched to Palmer. If you get Palmer, drop her immediately!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're thinking about coming here, you've made a great choice. Collin is so nice, you won't even feel its a community college. I thoroughly enjoyed attending Collin College.

    In three sentences

    A fine place to be! I felt like I was at a University, because the campuses look so nice and the staff are so helpful and caring. Great student benefits and facilities too!

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Depends on the individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set short and long term goals, and speak with guidance counselors on the best way to achieve them. Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great community college to attend. It is very challenging, and the professors push you to do your very best. It is great for those looking to transfer to a university, because they set you up for that next level of higher education.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school has a lot of activities going on and they have got good food, and places to go to around the campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend all prospective students to try as many classes as you can to figure out what you really want to major in. I also recommend students to take most of their classes here because of its cheaper price.

    In three sentences

    Collin college is a great community college for students who are willing to take baby steps. It it's affordable and gives you some college experiences to get you ready for your transfer to a 4 year university. Collin College is a good community college.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campuses are in very safe neighborhoods and so you feel safe going from your class to your car even after an evening class.

    Bang for the buck

    For the tuition you pay you get great value! Teachers are well versed in their subjects and you will have real doctors teaching Anatomy classes and so on.

    Food and Dining

    Frisco & McKinney are chock full of great places to eat. There is no cafeteria on the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Not aware if any living accommodation are available.

    Academic Rigor

    Up to par with University level classes of the same level. Just because it is a community college, does not mean the classes are easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your basic classes at Collin College to really save on tuition. If you study hard, you will succeed. Use the Advising Center at the Spring Creek campus. I have heard great things about them.

    In three sentences

    Good tuition. Great professors. Awesome facilities.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Alumani Hall is the best place to go for fun!

    Food and Dining

    Food is fabulous!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are right around the corner from school! So easy to get to!

    Academic Rigor

    Great academics!!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to save money yet get an amazing education then come to collin!

    In three sentences

    Collin College is any amazing community college! It's neither too big nor too small! The teachers are great!

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police.

    Food and Dining

    There's two parts to the dining experience. The healthy side and the normal fried food and pizza side. Its great to have a choice between this and a healthy balanced meal all for decent prices.

    Dorm Life

    NO DORMS.

    Academic Rigor

    I took english class and it was intense but not over bearing. We had a set number of essays and the teacher was very avid about deadlines.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are catching dart to go to this campus you can sit in the front of the school next to the administrations office or go to a nook that's a little past the place where you pay for classes. Either way it will only take a max of 3 minutes to walk to the bus stop.

    In three sentences

    Collin College (Spring Creek Campus) is a very clean and organized school. The teachers at this campus are wonderful, and work with you very closely to insure you understand what they are teaching. Over all this campus is fun, inspiring, and has a full of life atmosphere.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Collin College offers a workout facility, a racket ball court, and many other areas for activities. The Plano campus has a great theatre if you enjoy seeing plays. Also Collin College has one of the greatest men's tennis teams in the nation right now so if you enjoy watching tennis or playing tennis, Collin College has a great program.

    Food and Dining

    As far as food and dining Collin College has vending machines and a cafe, but they do not have too many healthy things to offer in the vending machines or cafe. Also the Plano campus does have a dining area but most of the other campus's do not provide one. One thing the college does lack is variety for food and dining and healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    Collin College does not have dorms although the Plano campus does have apartments close to campus, which offer special rates to students that attend Collin College. For the most part students who attend this institution choose to live with their parents. The apartments offer special rates to Collin College students to help save money because most have to attend because they can not afford the tuition of a four year college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes offered at Collin College are can be very rigorous and sometimes are as challenging as some four year university courses. The professors at Collin College can provide students with rigorous courses specifically science courses because Collin College has one of the top Nursing programs in the nation, which was recently named a Center of Excellence. I have also heard from another student who is currently taking pre-med classes at Baylor that Collin College provides some very challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell prospective students to utilize all of the tools that Collin College provides. One thing future students should do is talk to the academic advisors because they can help guide a student in finding the right classes to take. Also the provides students with many things such as study rooms, calculators, and laptops to check out.

    In three sentences

    This college is one of the best community colleges in the state of Texas because not only does it provide classes that are challenging, it also provides its students with many tools to make the transition to a four year college as easy as possible. Collin College also has one the largest student bodies out of Texas community colleges surpassing Stephen F. Austin university a four year college, so as a student you get the same feel of attending a four year university at times. Collin College also has a great honors program that provides challenging classes which provide honor suites with a smaller number of students so there can be more one on one time between students and professors.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I dont live in Plano, so I do not know what the school activities would be.

    Food and Dining

    They are a little expensive with the food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not life at the dorms, but make sure you take care of businees first.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor making sure your focused and doing what you want, after all you are paying for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    tips for prospective students would be getting all the information you can about the school your attending. Make sure your degree is what you really want to do with the rest of your life.

    In three sentences

    Collin College has been very supportive and informative on helping me make the best choice about attending school.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Super safe here. There is on-site police that monitor the roads to make sure no one speeds.

    Greek Life

    Since Collin College is predominately a two year school there is not much of a Greek Life atmoshpere.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join and is a great way to meet more people that share your common interests.

    Great for these types of students

    On the Frisco campus there is a barista for you coffee lovers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Plano campus is known more as the 'Arts' campus. The Frisco campus has many buildings that can take some time to walk from when exchanging classes. They just built a new parking building to allow more room for cars to park. The McKinney campus is mostly where the nursing students and firefighters are. All campus's are really well maintained.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though I do not live in the Collin county district and have to pay a higher rate than people who live in district, it is still more affordable than going to a university.

    What to do for fun

    There are many types of student organizations and societies to join at the school. Collin college's website is very user friendly and easy to navigate to find other activities to do as well.

    Food and Dining

    There is quite the selection of food at the dinning area. Most of the food is fried though. There are some healthier options like salads, fruit cups, and even yogurt.

    Dorm Life

    There is only one campus that has student housing which is at the Plano campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your professor. Some professors are unyielding and do not work with you while other professors are amazing at being more flexible and allow more options and room to improve your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with more than one advisor especially when dealing with the adviser's at the Frisco campus. Ask a few different advisers your questions because not all advisers are knowledgeable at the same level.

    In three sentences

    The small class sizes are great for having one-on-one attention. There are a few major colleges that are located in different adjacent cities. There are many different class options that can be taken at school or even online.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Check ratemyprof before choosing classes. Don't slack off.

    In three sentences

    It is an affordable school that offers many classes and opportunities to prospective students.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have campus police.

    What to do for fun

    Read, hang out with friends, and enjoy my evenings with my family.

    Food and Dining

    The Cougar Den is a nice place to each and hang out with your friends.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms available on campus at the Preston Ridge location.

    Academic Rigor

    The program I am in keeps me very busy!

    Tips for prospective students

    This college provides you with both 2/4 year degrees, and it is very affordable.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to start of your college career. Its small enough that you don't feel lost in the crowd, and still provides you with everything you would need.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    working students or high school graduates on a budget.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track of your goals to transfer or graduate because you can take random classes that will cause you to get lost in the system.

    In three sentences

    Excellent Academic Environment that encompasses top rated professors, a multitude of academic programs to choose from and all at a great price.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Commuter and beginners, also for late bloomers. I started here after almost 10 years out of high school.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering the whopping $100 a class, this is a great and inexpensive way to get your degree started.

    Food and Dining

    Did not ever eat in the the cafe on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is important to keep up with the coursework, but the coursework is not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Online classes are great, really free up time for students that work.

    In three sentences

    Professors are engaging and more involved than in the University I am attending now. I think this is a great place to start your college career and work your way up to a University.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    nothing there haha

    Food and Dining

    one little cafe and thats it

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    depends what professors you get, some are way too easy to be considered college

    Tips for prospective students

    good and very cheap compared to all other schools these days. good for summer and maymester classes

    In three sentences

    small class sizes which are good, but sometimes some of the other classmates can be annoying. It's cool how you have all different ages in one class room, but sucks becuase it never has a college atmosphere. Like no football games and pep ralleys and stuff

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police patrol and are friendly. There are text alerts when necessary.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and student organizations for all types of students.. Some sort of activity is always going down. Check out the sports, get involved with an organization, get a part time job on campus..be involved

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students are welcome.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College is affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Collin College is surrounded by places to go, restaurants to eat at and events to attend. McKinney is north of Dallas which means..never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent when the cafe is open..the grill has good food too. Vending machines are always stocked..and the credit card friendly coke machines are helpful.

    Dorm Life

    Since this is a community college, most students commute..however there is College apts if you want to have the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes were challenging but not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    meet with an advisor and plan out your schedule so that you're not jumping from one random class to the next..your school career may take longer. ask lots of questions.

    In three sentences

    Collin is a great choice to get your core classes completed prior to spending the big bucks at a university. The professors are knowledgeable and are for the most part, helpful. Check out Ratemyprofessor.com to read reviews on the professors PRIOR to registering for classes. The revews, when properly written, are pretty spot on.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I see police cars and officers around the school daily so they are always promoting safety.

    Greek Life

    I am not in a sorority so I am unsure how the Greek life is.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are posters around the college that give dates to performances, art shows, and theatrical events.

    Great for these types of students

    The class I am in currently contains all different types of ethnic students. Collin College is very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not been there long enough to know any traditions that the college has.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are not expensive because one, its a community college and two, I live in the county.

    What to do for fun

    I've seen there are art show posted around the college as well as a gym.

    Food and Dining

    Again, it is a Community College so there is not any food or dining.

    Dorm Life

    Collin College does not have dorms so I can't really answer that. I do live very near by so it is very convenient to get to and from school.

    Academic Rigor

    College is obviously a different setting than high school. I've only been in a summer class for a few weeks so I'm not quite sure if the work is more rigorous or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to college.

    In three sentences

    Collin has many friendly people attending there. They're very helpful and polite. The campus is well kept and always clean.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Collin College police create a safe learning environment for students. They patrol the campus and parking lots to ensure student's well being.

    Clubs and Activities

    Collin College has a men and women's basketball team, as well as an array of theatre shows each semester and many other activities. Students are more than likely to find a club or activity to join which best suits them.

    Great for these types of students

    Collin College is great for all types of students. For those who simply wish to obtain an Associate's degree, Collin is definitely a reputable institution to graduate from. For those who would like to transfer to a University after two years, Collin College definitely prepares them for that. Or if any of the Bachelor's degrees offered at Collin are desirable, that third option is also made available.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College is definitely more than worth the money. For a very reasonable price, students receive a quality education which prepares them to either transfer to a four year University or venture off into their career field of choice.

    Food and Dining

    Collin College food and dining is satisfying. There is a range of food offered in the Cougar Cafe, for people with all prefereces.

    Dorm Life

    Collin College does not have dorm rooms, as is expected at a Community College, but does have student apartments on campus. The apartments are mediocre, but definitely a peaceful, safe and pleasant place for students to live.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Collin College prepares its students to transfer to a four year institute. Most of the professors are University professors, so they teach at a high standard. They also make themselves available for further tutoring if students are in need. Collin College recently became a four year institution, now offering a selection of Bachelor's degrees for those who do not wish to transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have not yet decided what you want to major in and you're having difficulty, schedule a meeting with the career advisors at Collin College. They have tons of information and will take their time to personally help you determine a major that is best for you, based on your interests, ability, life goals etc. Also speak with a Collin College advisor before registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great institute to begin your college career. The tuition is very affordable, the advisors are helpful and organized and majority of the professors are very good at what they do. The college has 3 different campuses, in Plano, Frisco and Mckinney, which makes it very convenient for residents to find a location near them.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not much.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to save money, and plan on transferring to a Four year university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual

    What to do for fun

    Go to the library and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit advising center to get help on your tranfer goals.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a wonderful place to start your college experience. You pay way less than major universities for the same classes with high level professors. Save money and go to collin for two years then transfer.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I needed to check some books out for a research paper, and had to be there on campus past 5:00 P.M. The campus, while dark and absent of a lot of people, still seemed to be extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    I don't participate in any Greek activities or socials.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not currently apart of any clubs, nor do I participate in any campus activities, so my rating in this category should not be counted.

    Great for these types of students

    Collin College is great for students that may be in the same type of situation as I am in where I am a stay-at-home mother. I get to attend school, while my children are attending school at the same time. (Not to mention that both of my children are special needs children, but I digress.) I think that Collin College would be great for anyone else that may want to receive a quality education from a community college that has excellent tuition rates, as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are none that I know of at this time.

    Bang for the buck

    So far, I feel as though I am receiving a quality education for the price that I am paying-especially since the instructors expect only the best from all of their students. I am currently not a resident of the county that Collin College, and yet I am paying less in tuition than I would have been had I attending a community college closer to me that is offering the same degree program that I hope to eventually be accepted for.

    What to do for fun

    As I am rarely on campus, it's hard for me to say what exactly their is to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    From what I have seen from the few times that I've been on the McKinney campus, there are some options, not only on campus, but also all around the campus for food and dining choices that can be made. I especially love the place for coffee that's located within the library, in case you need a caffeine pick-me-up while you're trying to study.

    Dorm Life

    I am a student who lives off campus, so my rating in this category should not even be counted. I will say that anytime that I have to go to one of their campuses, everyone is always nice and polite.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would suggest making an academic calendar that has reminders as to what assignments are due when, and really paying attention to all of the assignments that you have to complete with their due dates. The instructors are fair in that they expect you to complete all of their assignments by the due dates they've listed in the course calendar. If you don't pay attention to those due dates, then you have no one else, with except of yourself, to blame, if you don't receive the grade you think you may deserve. Also, the instructors are understanding of extenuating circumstances, so long as you bring these circumstances to their attention in a timely manner.

    In three sentences

    Collin College has been very easy for me to attend thus far. I have started out taking all of my classes online, and it's been very easy for me to attend to my daily life while taking my courses online. The instructors have, from day one, made it clear about deadlines for assignments, and they've always been easy to get in touch with through their email addresses.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is good we have no problem the school police is always on campus.

    Greek Life

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable for the quality of teaching!

    What to do for fun

    Collin College offers a variety of clubs and activities that you can participated, we have four different campuses that you can choose to be part off be it.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, if you don't want to eat inside campus there is also a good selection of restaurants outside.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't dorms in Collin College

    Academic Rigor

    Collin College offers great programs.The rigor of classes depend on what classes you choose.However is important to seek help if you don't understand something,because otherwise you will get behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be late for classes, remember that college required a commitment of time and effort.Try to participated in class the professors like you to show interest.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is great! The advisers and financial aid staff are always helpful with the students and the Professors are very knowledgeable. The environment is friendly and has a variety of ages that make me feel welcome.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My first term there was a campus wide alert. It was a domestic problem. Other than that I don't know of anything happening on campus. I have always felt safe and I take one of the earliest morning classes. I've left my broken window down in the parking lot and everything was still there when I returned. Campus security is always on the move and very visible.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very limited.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list. Everything from athletics to honors.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone! It's easy to fit in. I'm an older student and shy. I've never felt out of place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a waterfall inside the school. It's nice to sit by it and work. It's a gathering place during lunch. There is also many little out of the way places to relax and study.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College is easy on the wallet. In return, you are getting an education to rival any 4 year institution.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do on campus and off. School athletic events, concerts and lectures. Volunteer opportunities are endless. The Plano/Dallas area offers a large variety of fun. Free events are just an internet search away.

    Food and Dining

    The dining facility is open for breakfast and lunch. The cafe has everything from eggs to hash browns during breakfast at great prices. Very tasty too. There are several options for lunch. The cafe has great hamburgers among other choices. The dining facility has a sandwich line and the lady makes your sandwich smile. No, really she does. She uses cucumber, olives and toothpicks. It will make you smile too! There is also a hot lunch line with different options each day. Some of it good, some of it not so good. Just depends on the day and what they cooked. Soup and salad bar rounds out the dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about dorm life. The Spring Creek campus has apartments available. They look like a regular apartment on the outside. I have never been inside.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic structure is like most colleges, as long as you do the work and study then your grades will reflect the time put into it. It's not an easy A and many courses require lab time. Tutoring is available to everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a wonderful mix of returning adults and high school graduates. The teachers are supportive and eager to help. Collin is not a party school. If you want to learn, then Collin is for you.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school for everyone. I am proud to say my school is Collin College. It's affordable education at its' finest.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is situated in a very safe neighborhood, one of the best cities in the city, of course. But also there are campus guards and officers patrolling the area constantly

    Great for these types of students

    Great for straight from high school as well as working students with families

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual here except being rich for its multicultural background students

    Bang for the buck

    You can take a lot more credits for your money taking classes at Collin College. It is about $35/CREDIT, VERY AFFORDABLE EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO PAY OUT OF YOUR POCKET

    What to do for fun

    Near by swimming at Oak Point Recreation center, Tennis and walking on a nature trail across campus

    Food and Dining

    Great food with very low cost

    Dorm Life

    I stay at my house but I know there are apartments where students can stay

    Academic Rigor

    I believe they are highly competitive, offering a wide range of majors and preparing students for a comparable rigor when they transfer to universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely recommend taking a visit at the campus at a time when current students are having testing, this allows you to have an easy day waiting on a line to talk to someone in admissions

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a very conveniently located college to the community in Collin County. It has easily accessible, clean and comfortable atmosphere in their campuses. It has great instructors with friendly demeanor.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus cops are very accomidating!

    What to do for fun

    Shop! There are shops, lakes, mud runs, outdoors events, musems, plenty to do in this area.

    Food and Dining

    I dont understand this question. There are tons of food places around. there is a culinary school at the spring creek campus that is open to the public for dining.

    Dorm Life

    This is not applicable. Collin is a community college and does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tougher than others it depends on the teacher and the student! Study habits are a must.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wait until class starts and order books offline. Sometimes the class doesnt make, and the books are cheaper offline.

    In three sentences

    It is affordable. The best school for anyone wanting to transfer into a larger college, great starting point. The teachers are approachable.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are well fit and quick to respond. They are also a very nice lot!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations around the campus. I recommend joining Phi Theta Kappa.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students. It's a challenging school that will really develop your intellect while not reaching too deep into your pockets. It's great for students with children because there are so many classes available per subject that it is easy to make a schedule around your life.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College is less than 1,000 dollars a semester while providing a top-notch education. They hold transfer fairs and constantly have advisers from other schools to help students prepare to transfer. Going to Collin has saved me tens of thousands of dollars by not going to a larger university for a duration of 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at school. Walk down any hallway and you can see flyers/posters/notifications of various events being held by organizations around school. We also have one of the most active and successful academic fraternities in the world: Phi Theta Kappa.

    Food and Dining

    It took me almost 2 years to muster up the courage to eat at the diner available at campus, and I walked away wondering what took me so long. It's delicious and fairly affordable with a variety of menu options.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Collin College in the traditional sense. There is off-campus apartments within proximity to each campus and they seem to provide very affordable rates.

    Academic Rigor

    Collin College is not where I ended up after high school. It is however, the first true higher learning experience in my life. An interesting fact: Collin College once was the only community college system that Harvard accepted transfer credits from. This is a testament to the quality of education you can receive here. Also, our Phi Theta Kappa chapters is one of the highest ranked in the world. Collin College promotes critical thinking and employs professors that demand a lot from their students. Without the challenge issued by my school, I do not think I would have reached the potential I have today.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are more campuses than just Spring Creek! Collin provides a wealth of help for students struggling, be wise to use them: math lab, writing lab, tutoring, et cetera. Try to get to school early, parking gets competitive!

    In three sentences

    Collin College has a fantastic faculty and staff to ensure your academic success. The campuses provide a rich college experience and offer plenty of extracurricular activities to enrich your academic life. Signing up for classes is easy with an adviser or using CougarWeb.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Full time Police officers

    Clubs and Activities

    Many to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Social sciences and Nursing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I dont know of any sorry.

    Bang for the buck

    I think its well worth the money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and talk the the counselors.

    In three sentences

    I would give this college a perfect 10. This school gives student the preparation fro success. Th college also gives special help in certain areas.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is awesome, the security is very understanding to students as well as discerning.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a leader of an organization called F.O.C.U.S. (Fellowship of Christian University Students), and let me tell you, it's awesome! I love the people that are apart of it. I have created friendships that I know will last a lifetime. The community of this group of people is just wonderful. We involve hanging out to do homework together to setting up events and activities on campus for other students to be apart of as well.

    What to do for fun

    Find organizations, clubs, and groups to get to know people. It's super fast and easy and it's a fun way to make new friends who share the same interests as you. Bring board games to the cafe and play with people, work out, find a group of friends and play a sport outside on the fields.

    Food and Dining

    The food is tasty. The dining is good. The school was apparently structured to be a mall, so Collin has a food court and seating area that looks like a mall. I think it is pretty cool.

    Dorm Life

    I did not experience the dorm life; I lived at home with my parents still since the school was down the street from my house.

    Academic Rigor

    Since you are attending college and taking college level classes, the professors expect adult like behavior from the students. The instructors will go over the syllabus during the first week of classes, let you know when deadlines are due and expect you to understand the guidelines and follow through.

    Tips for prospective students

    For those who are going to be attending Collin College, I advise you to get to know your teachers, arrive early to class, ask questions daily, talk to your professors about what it takes to excel in the class. You will stand out of the crowd and that is something every professor is looking for in a student.

    In three sentences

    It has been a wonderful experience at Collin College. Collin College has a well rounded foundation of curriculum for students who are looking to transfer to an University or to receive their Associates degree. The professors and teachers have wonderful counseling techniques and skills that will help students strive for greatness when it comes to education.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus has sporting events that are a blast and a great way to have school spirit / make friends. There is also a gym and lounge area in the Alumni hall which is fun to hang at between classes. Lastly the library is cool when you want to get on the computer or just chill and do some studying/reading.

    Food and Dining

    The Alumni hall has a cute little cafe. Also the students who are studying culinary arts at times are making food that students can purchase. The food is not expensive either, which is a great thing!

    Dorm Life

    This college does not have dorms, but there are apartments close by that are not too expensive because they work with the college students.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Collin are the best at giving their students a challenge. Levels of critical thinking are high. Also they are strict on cheating/plagiarism which is the push for thinking outside of the box all students need to be successful in college. The work is not easy but not hard. It just requires you to think and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    When going to Collin, students to get to campus early because the parking can get crazy at times. Also never wait until the last minute to sign up for classes. The first day of registration DO IT!

    In three sentences

    Highly recommend college students to attend Collin College their first 2 years of schooling. Not only are you able to have great professors who have studied at 4 year universities, but you get a chance to save loads of cash because tuition is way cheaper. Also the campus has fun, exciting events that you definitely would not want to miss out on.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    campus is filled with activities to do when you're bored.

    Food and Dining

    the food is a great addition to the school.

    Dorm Life

    housing is nice and close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are not the most difficult, yet somewhat challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is a great school to get some credits out of the way without spending large amounts of money.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very nice and visually pleasing. the professors are very helpful and willing to help you with whatever you need. tuition is very cheap compared to other colleges and is great if you're tight with money.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that don't know what they want to do with their life.

    Bang for the buck

    SUPER affordable.

    What to do for fun

    This is a community college, other than going to class, I work out there.

    Food and Dining

    no food and dining

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice is to go to class, pay attention by taking good notes and study hard.

    In three sentences

    I rate Collin College at 9.0. This community college is affordable, has professors that have a passion for teaching and not research and the campuses are nice.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Collin College offers healthy and popular food choices in its Cougar Den. Breakfast and Lunch are served along with quicker, prepackaged options, such as cookies and chips. There is also a variety of fast food and sit down restaurants located near each of the campus locations.

    Dorm Life

    Collin College is unique as it does not have dorms, but is in very close proximity with many apartment complexes. Collin is the ideal college for the student in the Frisco/Plano/McKinney area who wants to go to school while staying at home to save money the first couple of years.

    Academic Rigor

    As a community college, Collin offers classes of all varieties, ranging from a moderate level of difficulty to very academically challenging. It also depends on the teacher you sign up for; while some teachers believe all students try their best all the time and give you the benefit of the doubt, other teachers make sure you work hard for A's. Either way, all of the classes are great learning environments.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    great! It is only one building

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    You have to look for them, but there is a lot to do on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who do not know what they would like to major in and do not want to go into debt while they figure it out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are a lot of hidden places to study, you will never not have a place to sit and work.

    Bang for the buck

    EXCELLENT for getting your basics done.

    What to do for fun

    work hard to get out of there.

    Food and Dining

    Delish! but not many options

    Dorm Life

    Most students commute

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are what you make of them, most core classes are easy but then again there is financial accounting and calculus to balance it out.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a commuter school, so you have to get involved in order to meet people. Keep your GPA up and you can transfer anywhere.

    In three sentences

    It is fantastic for getting your basics done quickly. It is such a nice alternative to debt. It could have a better environment overall, a lot of walking around people who would rather not be there.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    McKinney is a great town with a lot to do.. Down town , close to campus is a amazing place to visit..

    Food and Dining

    Not much on campus, just some snack machines and a little cafe at the library... but the cafe has really good food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms..

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigor, but professors do make it possible for you to be prepare for tests and papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the help they have available. Take as many classes as you can here. Come prepare for a great learning experience.

    In three sentences

    Amazing faculty. Great Library. Best college in the US.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the cops everywhere on campus make you feel safe!

    What to do for fun

    there are tons of things to do on campus like watching movies,joining clubs, going to workshops, etc.

    Food and Dining

    food is good

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms here

    Academic Rigor

    It's community college :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Take required classes here to save money, transfer to your 4-year college of choice THEN specialize!

    In three sentences

    Super easy classes. Good way to get college credits on the cheap! Fun Professors!!

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you just want to get your basics done this is the school for you.

    What to do for fun

    They don't have many activities. Calendar for school will show you all the events.

    Food and Dining

    The campus I use do not have a cafeteria, but the other campus does and the food is ok.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I have heard good things.

    Academic Rigor

    For the most part the classes are easy, you just need to put in the time

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to take as many in class classes. Only take online classes if you have a part time job or more time to dedicate to the classes.

    In three sentences

    Generally easy to get registed. Most classes are easy and very interesting. Online classes are very hard if you don't have the time.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent and cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Expensive but reliable being its right across the street from the campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll come out of Collin with the tools and know-how for any other college you plan attending.

    In three sentences

    Collin is a very diverse college. It's professors really care about the student. The price isn't bad either!

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Collin always has special events going on. There are ofter guest speakers, shows, club info & sign-ups in the atrium, and many community events that Collin will announce and participate in.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a good selection of food, from the ordinary hamburgers and fries to a salad bar and rotating mini restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I do not believe Collin offers dorm living.

    Academic Rigor

    You can make Collin college what you want of it just like most other colleges. They offer Honors classes which can make it more challenging if you'd like.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start the process early as classes will get dropped if there are not enough students enrolled by a certain date.

    In three sentences

    This is a good community college to get your education started with. This college offers an array of classes for just about any field of study, and like most community colleges you will save money by taking this route prior to attending a full university.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school sends out email, text message, and voice mail alerts in case of any emergency situations such as bad weather or crime on campus.

    Greek Life

    Not really sure because I was not very interested in Greek Life personally.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of organizations and clubs for a variety of interests from business professionals to music to foreign language.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want to study Accounting. Also great for people interested in Culinary Arts who do not want to pay the expensive tuition found at places such as CIA, Johnson and Wales, Art Institutes, and Le Cordon Bleu.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Preston Ridge Campus has a culinary arts facility which was built over the old indoor pool.

    Bang for the buck

    Very low price for tuition in comparison to other colleges, yet the academics are excellent.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities such as live band shows on Monday nights and theater productions throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    There are snack machines and an on-campus cafe for dining, but because I was a commuter student I did not use these facilities very often. Otherwise, I would have given a higher rating.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life because this college is considered a community college. But there are apartments right on campus if students wish to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent academics. People think that community and junior colleges do not provide as good of an education as major universities, but this school has great programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early. Certain courses are really popular and only have a limited number of spaces, so register as soon as it is open.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great college. It's a good starting point for those looking to ease their way into college before transferring to a major university. Still, its programs are so good, that you may not want to transfer and decide to complete your entire degree at Collin.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone who wants to get through school with a good GPA and little to no debt.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Collin College is very relaxed, but has performances year round for things like sports, culinary, dance and much more.

    Bang for the buck

    My whole semester at Collin this year was about $500, including books! That is how much my boyfriend paid just for parking at his university; which is free at Collin. I had to pay my own money for college, so I pretty much wouldn't have been able to go if the price wasn't so great.

    What to do for fun

    I am currently taking a Modern dance class at Collin, it is a great way to meet friends, express yourself, and have fun. There are also many clubs at collin and many other great ways to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great, the cafeteria is like a little cafe and there is even tables outside. Microwaves are all over and the vending machines even take credit cards!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Collin because it is a communitry college, however there are many apartments and small homes that are within walking distance of the school. I like that it is close to home because I can live there for free!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are understanding and are always willing to help me if I have a conflict or am confused. All of my grades are high and I have a high GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to do your research about what the school has to offer, I learn new things about Collin everytime I go to class.

    In three sentences

    My friends and I believe Collin College is a great place to start college. It is a great deal, I can still live at home, and the people are very friendly and understanding. Collin is definately the place for me and I couldn't see myself going to anyother school.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The dollar theater isn't too far from the campus. There are tennis courts at the Spring Creek Campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to the professors! You might think you know everything, but they know what they are talking about.

    In three sentences

    Most of the professors here (85% of the professors) here are respectable and skilled in their profession. The campus itself is beautiful without looking snobby. The only downside are the few students with behavior that is less than satisfactory.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All students, college age and older.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school, especially for the money you pay!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check ratemyprofessor.com before you sign up for a class with a specific teacher, the reviews are honest. I haven't got a rotten professor yet by using it!

    In three sentences

    Collin college is a great school and reasonalbly priced. I have no complaints, all of my professors have been great.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel very safe on campus, many police officers are always walking around to make sure everything is going well. Also professors are always there and ready to help in case something goes wrong.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, Collin is great for all types of students. Whatever interest you may have, they probably have a class or club for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has an archery range, which is very interested and is a lot of fun if you're someone who enjoys the outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines are all over the campus in case you don't have time to sit in between classes to eat something. Also, they have a cafeteria in the middle of campus for when you do have time to eat, which is very helpful and has a good variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Collin doesn't have dorms, but apartments right by the campus. The apartments are very well taken care of and very affordable; making it much easier for the students who live far to attend classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes may expect a lot of you, especially if you are a full-time student but in the end it's all worth and really helps preparing you for real life or transferring into a University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start there and learn what College is all about and what's required of you, especially if you plan on transferring. All counselors and advisors are more than happy to help you figure out your future so take advantage of that.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is one of the best ways to get out of High School and not be completely overwhelmed by the real world. It slowly eases you into it and shows you better ways to live. I truly am thankful I chose them to start my future.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are consistently patrolling the campus and have offices inside the campus as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Collin College is great for all types of students. It doesn't matter if your young, old, rich, poor, or what ethnicity you are, Collin College is the college for you!

    Bang for the buck

    The quality of education at Collin College is equal to that of a more expensive college/university so why would anyone want to start anywhere else? Personally, after graduation I'd rather be spending money on things I want rather than just paying back loans for my education.

    Food and Dining

    Collin College has on-campus cafeterias. Also locally (within walking distance) are lots of restaurants.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are taught by excellent professors. If you need any help they are there for you; in class or by personal appointment.

    Tips for prospective students

    To make registration easier make sure to take all required documents with you; the first time you go. Start your registration process early; so that you can get the classes you want. First time students take the College Success course; it's a great class that will get you prepared and motivated to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Collin College tuition is very affordable. Collin College students come from all ethnic, age, and economic groups. Collin College campus is easy to find your way around.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never heard or have seen of anything bad happening. No fights. It's relatively easy going and laid back.

    Greek Life

    Non-existant.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't been involved in any - but if you look around the school, you see an unending list of things to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Those looking to get an excellent and high level of education on a budget. This is a REAL college with associations and degree's set up to transfer to ANY state college.

    Bang for the buck

    So cheap, but so worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Luckily the school is right by US 75 which will take you 10 minutes down the road to Dallas. Clubs. Bars. Hookah lounges. Bowling. Movies. Fast food. Walmart. - It's all nearby.

    Food and Dining

    Food can be very overpriced at the cafe's. I just don't go any more.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the dorm (aka - apartments) on campus. With all utilities included and only one roommate, I pay around $500. Not a bad deal for what you get.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty clear cut. You will work, but it's nothing the average student can't grasp. There are plenty of resources available at this school to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to plan ahead. I'd give it a good 6 months to apply and finalize everything. The front office has such a large number of students and is understaffed. Sometimes there are complications or other setbacks that you cannot expect. I highly recommend the 6 month rule for those with VA benefits like myself.

    In three sentences

    Overall, the college is well rounded in diversity, teaching and instruction, and extra curricular activities. There's a gym, basketball court, plenty of seating, and a good number of students that attend the different campuses. Overall, the staff is excellent, but the front office can be a bit overwhelming and short tempered.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus security is always available.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    I have tried to involve myself in a few organizations but sometimes the clubs are just for show and are very unorganized except for a select few.

    Great for these types of students

    Relaxed, Easy-going, hard-workers, critical thinkers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the various clubs will use the atrium for many purposes.

    Bang for the buck

    very fair, especially if tuition is based on 'in-county' regulations.

    What to do for fun

    sleep.

    Food and Dining

    a few options if you catch the time slots.

    Dorm Life

    none?

    Academic Rigor

    Very doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    No one is going to tell you do your best. Your score is a reflection of the effort and work that you put in.

    In three sentences

    I have really enjoyed learning from a wide array of personalities. There are many opportunities for students to succeed. I feel good about the quality of rigor.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police always available

    Great for these types of students

    Students with low budget

    What to do for fun

    Sports, weight lifting

    Food and Dining

    Good food but expensive

    Dorm Life

    Havent lived in them

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers except for a few exceptions. Read teacher reviews!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get associates if planing to transfer to get credits transfered as a block.

    In three sentences

    Great for basics

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every day, all day you can see police officers walking around the school. They are even friendly with students. Crime issues are not very usual. Although one night I had my wallet taken from my bag, the police office looked in the cameras to try to find the criminal are they worked on the case.

    Greek Life

    There's not really a greek life in this college. Just honors society's and major related organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a large list of college clubs and activities. I am president of two current clubs, the music organization and the soccer club and I can see the active participation of students in both. The school supports the different organizations the best they can. You'll certainly find the right one for you. You'll meet a lot of fun people to share your interests with.

    Great for these types of students

    Active, curious, open minded, motivated, studious and lovers of extreme weathers (it's texas, you don't know what temperature to expect!)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual locations could be the art exposition that always have interesting, sometimes weird art works like paintings or sculptures. Often these are made by students.

    Bang for the buck

    Your budget will be safe with this college's cost. Being the lowest tuition in texas, it's worthy next to the quality of the education. For in state students it will be very cheap. for out of state payers won't be really expensive, it won't exceed the 2000$ aprox.

    What to do for fun

    The city where it's located has several social places to hang out, restaurants, clubs, sport places and other things to do. It's also near Dallas, so you can get there easily and have access to more fun places. In the college they have many clubs and activities for students. The people you meet there is varied and you'll certainly find the right new friends to have fun with.

    Food and Dining

    Dining here has a basic menu. Meals would be hamburgers, sandwiches, fries and fried chicken among others. IT would work for occasional meals but not for a daily basis nutrition. The most famous meal is probably is curly fries, and the sandwiches are maybe the best choice, for their variety and fresh ingredients.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life may not be applicable here since this college doesn't have a dorm but an apartment complex right in front of the building across the parking lot. Apartments are enough to live well but not a five star hotel type of course, and they follow college dorm's rules. Most students living there are international students and part of the tennis team of the college.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is enough to learn but not that much to make you go crazy. It mostly depends on the class and the professor but you can deal with the work and at the same time prepare for an university level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Search and ask for the best professors so you can choose them for your classes. There are many but you have to find them. Sometimes it's hard to find a parking spot so get a bit early for your classes. Make use of the gym, it's well equipped. Music and theater departments are of the best in the area; you can enjoy classes even if it's not your major and you should attend shows and concerts.

    In three sentences

    A motor to impulse and motivate students. A solid base to start your career path. A place to know different people with interesting ideas, stories and cultures

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, adult, ready to go to a career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Can not think of any.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty $$, but well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are various clubs, and sports that can be joined.

    Food and Dining

    They have Cafe's on each campus. The food is OK, but nothing spectacular.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not hard, but it's not easy. The faculty expects a lot from the students, and doesn't hand out easy A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check out your professors beforehand. My first semester I did not do that and it was a flop.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school to get your General Education credits. The professors seem very educated and friendly. I would highly recommend this school.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I am also unsure about the food and dinning.

    Dorm Life

    I am unsure about the dorm life, I live with my family as I am attending.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some easy classes, but there are some hard ones. If you are a student who likes challenges, I would suggest looking for the harder classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are having problems in class, seek out the professor to talk to, they are there to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great place to start the road to high learner. The teachers are experts in their fields and are easily available for meetings outside of class time. Classes can fit around your schedule, giving a flexibility not found other places.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    if you are looking to get your basics out of the way for less than a four year school this is an amazing one to go to.

    What to do for fun

    they have amazing common areas, and a workout room that is open to all.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe in the library has a very good and healthy array of food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Could be a little better, some of the classes are very easy. nut there are the classes that are very rigorous and difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    register as early as possible

    In three sentences

    Collin is a small community college that actually cares about you. You are not just a face in the crowd the teachers actually know who you are and are interested in you.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of fun activities to get involved with at Collin College. The college staff will notifies everyone of these events by sending emails to all students, members, and staff. The Colleges website is constantly updated by staff when events are added, or change. The calender they provide shows everything one needs to know about upcoming events and activities that anyone can be involved in, It's very, very exciting.

    Food and Dining

    At Collin College the food is great, there's a restaurant and sometimes multi-restaurants in each campus with a polite, outgoing waitstaff who promptly make, and serve fresh, homemade foods. The prices are very reasonable regardless of what you order. You wouldn't ever regret eating here unless you're on a no spending budget.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great at Collin College. Most of these dorms are located directly behind the College, or nearby. Each dorm is actually occupied by students who are real dedicated and eager for success. There's plenty of security so crime rate doesn't exist. It's quiet at all times and really easy to interact with others, which most whom are friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not an easy academic task, especially not at Collin College. You must put forth the effort, knowledge and skills obtained when attending class, paying close attention and taking notes which is always necessary. Rather you're a full-time or part-time student if you put the time and effort into school, you will proudly succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's a wide selection of courses to take such as express, weekend, weekday with various times for ones convenience. A lot of polite and professional staff there to provide all around assistance rather It's career related or not. It's a great environment with lots of career opportunities, It's almost overwhelming in a positive manner.

    In three sentences

    I've been going to Collin County Community College for 4 semesters, so far my experience here has been nothing but great. There's several campuses within a 25 mile radius from each other for every student and faculty staff's convenience. The professors want to see every student succeed and the tuition rates are very affordable especially if you live in the county.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Would not be able to attend if i had to pay the 4 year university prices.

    What to do for fun

    lots of stuff going on, get connected and enjoy the experience.

    Food and Dining

    Limited

    Academic Rigor

    Read the Book and do what your asked.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the financial aid team early and often.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great school. the school goes above and beyond to make sure you finish your education. Love the financial aid staff.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a campus police and they are always patrolling the campus.

    Greek Life

    There are academic organizations but because it is only a two year institution I have not known of any fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have lost count of the many clubs and organizations here there is basically an organization for everything.

    Great for these types of students

    There are plenty of events and traditions for students eager to be school spirited and support their school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are plenty of events and traditions in the campus, there is a balloon festival in the fall among others.

    Bang for the buck

    You are really getting your moneys' worth at this college, you are paying a fraction of the cost for a class you might be taking at a 4 year college.

    What to do for fun

    I like to enjoy the different entertainment sites around the college, along with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of good eats around the college.

    Dorm Life

    I lived at home with my parents while attending this college.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors do not baby you and they expect you to act like a responsible adult.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise the prospective students to start with a plan and keep in contact with the academic advisors in the institution they are planning to transfer.

    In three sentences

    This is a great institution where professors are great and I advise every student out of high school to start at Collin before transferring to a 4 year university. I have grown academically thanks to the help of my professors and the learning environment. It is a great stepping stone towards a successful career.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus cops sitting in the parking lot and occasionally patrolling around the campus. You feel safe in-case something unexpected happens since you aren't alone. Plus they Police have their own number, not the general 911 but one specifically for that campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities going on everyday that you can't miss since the college constantly emails you on school updates. You can even start your own club if you wanted to!

    Great for these types of students

    *Undecided Major *Medical field major: courses transfer easily! *Aren't ready to jump into a big college yet but do not want to waste time. (take the basic course here, they transfer to almost every school in the state of Texas!) *If you have been out of school awhile and want to go back without age feeling like a difference. *You just want to learn a new language or perfect your photography, drawing, or even your computer skills. *Want to go back to school and don't know where to start? Start here.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are undecided in what your major will be then this is the perfect school to go to! You can save money if you decide to switch majors since this school is the cheapest and most affordable school in Texas. For 4 classes (15 hours) i paid around $444 in total! The teachers teach in a class of about 30 kids and sometimes less, and the atmosphere is so diverse and friendly that it is the perfect transition from high school to a big state college. Also if you have any questions throughout the semester, the staff is very kind and always there to answer them. Even through email they respond quickly.

    What to do for fun

    You can hangout at Starbucks right across the street from the campus, or go shopping at Ulta or Best Buy while waiting for your next class to start if you don't want to lounge around the campus. Chick fil-ah is also across the campus if you want something to eat, along with other restaurants and fats food.

    Food and Dining

    Well, you can't dine at this college, but they definitely have a variety of snacks and drinks! Whether that be in the vending machines or the school's book store. They do have some quick meals like Ramen Soup or Sandwhiches.

    Academic Rigor

    The atmosphere and staff is always wanting to help that it seems they enjoy it when you come ask them for help. Reaching teacher is a breeze, they are always available and can even met with you one on one if you ask. It could be about grades or a question from the homework, so just ask. The pace is steady if you do your homework and go to class, which makes classes in general not to hard to handle. No worries about the freshmen 15 here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask the advisers in the admission's office for help if you need it. Especially when first making your schedule. They will help find class schedules that suit your busy life and make sure you don't take classes you won't need.

    In three sentences

    If you have general idea of what you would like to major, or even no clue, this is the place to start at. Before transferring to a big state college where you end up deciding to switch majors in the middle of the four years, you should start here where classes are the cheapest in Texas. For 15 hours (four classes) you pay around $444 compared to other schools where you pay thousands, here you have that cushion and wiggle room to change your mind.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    tennis

    Food and Dining

    closed all the time

    Dorm Life

    unsure

    Academic Rigor

    Not to hard

    Tips for prospective students

    go immediately

    In three sentences

    Solid school, lots of support from teachers. other students here are great too. i great tuition rate but books are very expensive

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police officers are available at all times on campus. The McKinney campus has the bonus of being across the street from both a fire department and a police station.

    Bang for the buck

    As the college with the cheapest tuition in Texas, you are sure to get a huge bang for your buck.

    Academic Rigor

    This community college is not just an extension of high school. Be ready to work and learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an adviser early on and make sure to stay focused on a path to a degree or transfer plan.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a fantastic school with great professors, small classes, and a quality education.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Always have security spread out, but you don't feel like you are being stalked. Very well designed patrol.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said before, Collin really takes pride in what they offer their students. There is a lot offered.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to save money for a year or two. Also great if you do not know where you want to go or what you want to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None really come to mind.

    Bang for the buck

    Super cheap compared to a University. You will get some great teachers and business professionals. 5 stars for sure.

    What to do for fun

    They have lots of clubs to join. Collin takes pride in their school, and try to offer everything that a University does as far as organizations go.

    Food and Dining

    Have yet to try the food at the campus, but there are really good fast food places and restaurants around the town. You can be done eating and back to the campus in less than 20 minutes.

    Dorm Life

    There is none, but home life is pretty great.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty easy, and professors are really helpful if you are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give yourself an hour for lunch in between classes. Do all your classes in one day so that if you work you can get more study hours and work hours. No need for a parking permit at the McKinney campus. Go talk to you professors before you make a bad grade.

    In three sentences

    Professors really know what they are talking about. Campus is really nice and not that spread out. Parking is super simple.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police always visible and ready to tackle any suspicious activity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Honor societies have tons of events and engagements.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse, ideal for anybody.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable university quality education. You save thousands of dollars.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of fun in the library studying.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria, has good beef burgers.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good for a community college, definitely at university level.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you enroll to Collin be sure to speak to an adviser to avoid taking irrelevant classes that do not transfer.

    In three sentences

    Collin College provides a quality education that surpasses most major universities. The student-teacher ratios are great, you get a personalized learning experience as the professor gets to know every individual.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are Collin College police strolling and patrolling the campus and student apartments at all times. They are EVERYWHERE, whether you want them to be or not!

    Greek Life

    Collin College doesn't have any Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Collin offers a club and/or activity for almost anything you want to be a part of. Clubs focused on art, theater, ethnicity, academics, guitar, languages- anything your little heart could desire.

    Great for these types of students

    Collin is really great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    From time to time, art exhibitions or protests will be set up in the main lobby. Small snacks are given away around exam times.

    Bang for the buck

    When I started at Collin my tuition was super cheap. I've been there for 3 years, and it has consistently increased with each year that passed. In comparison to major universities or other 4-year schools, Collin still offers cheap tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Collin College has a gym, tennis courts, art studio, and music rooms on campus. Close to the campus is downtown Plano where several bars and restaurants can be found. A disc golf course and park are also nearby.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is what's up. There aren't any fast food chains like other school's have, but the food that is offered is really good and moderately priced.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms available at Collin College, but there are student apartments located just outside the campus. They're nice enough to live in and include a pool and student center. Nothing fancy. Guests aren't allowed to stay past 10pm though, which is kind of wack. (You WILL get towed or fined)

    Academic Rigor

    The level of difficulty of work is not what will stop students from succeeding. You MUST be committed to completing the mass amounts of assignments and stay on top of things for yourself, because there isn't going to be someone there reminding you when things are due. The MathLab and Writing Center are awesome tools to help students along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're fresh out of high school, be ready to have a LOT more responsibility. The difficulty of the work is similar to high school, but there's a lot more of it, and quite frankly, professors don't care if you complete it or not. Their pay check is based off of your tuition payments, not on your attendance or grades.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great school that offers both 2-year and 4-year degrees and. It's a good transition school, meaning that there are some similarities to high school, but you definitely feel the college difference. The difference between high school and college is noticable, but Collin College still lacks the entire college experience.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe and visibly see campus police

    Clubs and Activities

    They have quite a few clubs and activities...they lose a star with lack of organization within them though

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone - older, younger, etc

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None known

    Bang for the buck

    Yep! Great cost, great education!

    What to do for fun

    On campus? Not sure - I went to a play once that was pretty cool, otherwise since it is a community college it doesn't have alot of after school things like sports, etc

    Food and Dining

    Both campuses I go to have unhealthy food options with everything being fried (and rather expensive). One campus has a few healthier options, but not worth the money,

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class/professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your professors and make sure they know you by going to their office hours. Get to know a couple professors better than others for future letters of recommendation.

    In three sentences

    This college's basic GE classes are probably very similar to other community colleges,but what it differs in is the quality of the teaching and students of higher level classes and the breadth of class offerings. They also offer TONS of programs to get involved with and have invested money into maintaining and upgrading building facilities. However, I am VERY disappointed that they do not encourage public transit or walking/biking to class - everyone drives!

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a gym, basketball court, racquetball court, and tennis courts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and avoid professors that give unnecessary amount of work.

    In three sentences

    Its not bad for a community college. The professors are well qualified and the standards are higher than other community college I have been to. There is not much to do in the school. Good for the education though.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs to get involved in!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are strapped for cash and need help.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The Cougar Cafe is not bad at all.

    Dorm Life

    The campus apartments are low grade.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    A decent school to attend. Very good with pricing. Not much school spirit.

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Collin College is partnered with many North Texas universities which keeps their academics rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, make sure that you know what you want to do and major in during your college years. Many students, especially those trailing through in community colleges, have a hard time figuring out what they want to do. Not knowing takes up more time than necessary for a student to obtain their degree.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great school to attend fresh out of high school. There academics are matched to that of some of the best schools in North Texas and they are affordable. I would give Collin College a high ranking.

  • 05/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have only been once, but I did notice campus security when I was there.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Even though I am not a member of any, I have gotten all kinds of Honors Society invitations.

    Great for these types of students

    Distance learning! I have loved my online classes!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not aware of any.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is affordable. If you are military or a military dependent, it is discounted. For the money spent, you get so much help from teachers and staff. All you have to do is ask. The campus is very nice as well.

    What to do for fun

    I have been to the Central Park campus once and there are all kinds of things to do on University Blvd nearby. There were a whole lot of restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    I live off-campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others, obviously. Overall, I would say I have been challenged in a good way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research career possibilities, make a choice, and go for it. Collin has plenty of degrees/programs and online classes. Their closest campus is 2 hrs away from me, and I have still been able to achieve success thus far.

    In three sentences

    Collin College has a great staff. Everyone I have come in contact with has been extremely helpful. They care about the success of their students.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Pretty amazing for the low cost of five classes. You could take more, though four is full-time.

    What to do for fun

    Join one of the many, many groups or clubs. Go to a play. Listen to a lecture from professionals who frequently come to give insights to their soon-to-be colleagues. It can be fun, if you look.

    Food and Dining

    There's a nice cafe here in Spring Creek, with a variety of food, for a full plate/tray for just a few bucks! It seems to only stay up around lunch time, so come early!

    Dorm Life

    For the availability of being close to the campus, just ten or so minutes to your respective class, it's a steal. And it's rather cheap, if you get four to a room!

    Academic Rigor

    Some of it is a little stressful, having in-depth projects and papers due each week or so, each one demanding your time and dedication for as long as you can, but it's well worth it for the things you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key! Though I suppose it could depend on your major, it's an awesome skill to perfect. Projects and essays nearly every week. Not much time to mess around, but if you practice responsible planning you'll find the time.

    In three sentences

    A perfect school to start out in. It may be a little difficult at first, with all the paperwork and going back and forth, but it's well worth it. It's also a wonderful thing that all of your classes can be in one building.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're an adult/non-traditional student like myself, you'll fit in perfectly! I was intimidated at first, but admissions and financial aid were so helpful. My online courses fit perfectly into my schedule allowing me to work full-time and finish all my core classes.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is incredibly affordable, especially if you live in Collin county. The professors are wonderful and the location is perfect.

    What to do for fun

    The Spring Creek campus is located in Plano and there is so much to do in Plano. I work full-time so I haven't been able to become involved in on-campus life yet, but I definitely plan to.

    Food and Dining

    Truthfully, I have not eaten in the cafeteria yet, but the food smells heavenly when I walk past.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus in my apartment, but the neighborhood is perfectly fine and I wouldn't mind it at all if it was needed.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are challenging; even online courses. You really have to put the work in and it's really nothing like high school. You are expected to think critically and put a lot of work into your assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on doing a lot of courses online be prepared. You must set aside time to do your homework and stay in communication with your professor if you have any questions. Plan on spending several hours dedicated daily to your schoolwork, depending on how many courses you're taking. You must be dedicated and self-motivated.

    In three sentences

    I attend the Spring Creek campus and absolutely love it. I have been doing my courses online and found it to be quite a challenge, but if you have the determination and dedication you can do it. Faculty is always very helpful and willing to meet with you whenever you need help.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    for the tuition that i paid i got a lot out of the courses i took and had money to spend on books and supplies. its worth every dime.

    What to do for fun

    being in the McKinney area you have unlimited things to do for entertainment. there are tons of restaurants and places to spend your down time around the area.

    Food and Dining

    the campus has a cafe on site at the Plano location but i didn't manage to find one at the McKinney one.

    Dorm Life

    i did not personally live on campus but after talking to fellow classmates who did really enjoyed the dorm life. there was always activities and things ti get the students involved.

    Academic Rigor

    the courses were challenging but not to the point that you could not do them. the professors are fantastic and are willing to help whenever you need them to.

    Tips for prospective students

    become self motivated but take advantage of the resources that Collin offers. they have an amazing list of things that will help transition you from high school to the real world.

    In three sentences

    Collin college is an extremely well staffed and has knowledgeable professors. a fantastic learning environment for the cost that rivals big universities. i love going to a community college that is better than some universities.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always see a campus police department around and since the campus is small its easy to patrol the whole area.

    Bang for the buck

    I enjoy the campus its small yet still gives some sort of college atmosphere.

    What to do for fun

    The basketball court and gym are usually open and their is a tennis court in the back.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not all that difficult but you should not half-butt anything because you will soon find out it will come back and bite you where it hurts most.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not try to act cool, just go and get you shstuff done. Sit close and try to understand it fast, especially during maymester and summer. Be sure to always ask for help and the best way is the library, math lab, or even the front desk.

    In three sentences

    It is very chill and laid back. The campus is not all that big but it does offer a variety of people from different ethnicity. The campus does not take long to know and although there is some construction going on I'm sure their will not be much of a difference.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Depends on the person.

    Clubs and Activities

    Do not be shy! Go and join! You will find much more fun and support than you could ever imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    Sociable and service loving.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new library is attached to the main building in an unusual way, but it is very convenient.

    What to do for fun

    Awesome library where you can check out individual or group study rooms & laptops and the other student-need devices. Student organization events, different types of sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    Move Smart! Pick Collin!

    In three sentences

    I will never regret choosing this college to start my higher education in the States.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always campus police patrolling the campus environment. They call and send text when there is a threat or an active shooter on campus to students and staff.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from and they are all willing to help you in whatever way they can.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for traditional and continued education students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have an earth day celebration and a welcome new student celebration that gets students involved in organizations around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not as expensive as compared to a university. The classes are worth the money. You get to sell you books back for money so everything is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Things I did for fun was going to the basketball games and participating in class activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food is food and worth your money. It is not the healthiest but if you are hungry they offer breakfast and lunch at all three campuses.

    Dorm Life

    The campus I go to does not have a dorm but the Spring Creek Campus has an apartment living for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Every grade has to be earned by the student. The college does not offer any free grades you have to work hard for the letter grade you want to acquire in order to transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective student coming out of high school should be prepared to learn at a college level. It is a lot faster than high school. community college is helpful because the classes are similar to high school class sizes so it will not be as intimidating.

    In three sentences

    I love Collin college. The class sizes are smaller and the teachers give you one on one help. They provide job assistance on and off campus for students.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get educated the RIGHT WAY and who want to pay the lowest tuition in the state for community college :)

    Academic Rigor

    Collin isn't the easiest community college, but it is definitely the best. Their academic standards are high, so don't expect to get the easy A

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes ASAP! They fill up quick. Also - make sure to go to Spring Creek for advising. They are really nice!

    In three sentences

    Collin is a great school that is dedicated to the success of their students. We are provided all necessary resources to do well in our classes. I couldn't picka better community college than Collin College.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Its near DFW, so this is up to you. If you want straight A's though, I wouldn't make this a huge priority just yet.

    Food and Dining

    Only some campuses have food at them.

    Dorm Life

    I have no experience with this

    Academic Rigor

    I feel I'm getting a better education here than at the university (in some classes). They have masters and phd level teachers teaching, and not just TA's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure all your classes will transfer to your desired university BEFORE you take them (if you intend to transfer)

    In three sentences

    An excellent place to take maths and sciences that are typically used as weed-out classes at larger universities. There are opportunities to do research projects, and work with some great teachers. Its also laid back enough to make returning students feel comfortable.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus police and they are awesome. Cool enough to not give you a ticket for a little bit of speeding but they are always around to watch out for trouble.

    Greek Life

    Nope.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and more get created every semester. Last semester I was doing officer training and they were making a sign language club for the deaf people. They have several clubs that are committed to helping the community and helping internationally. They also have film club, french club and all of the other stereotypical school clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    I think anyone can go here. It's plain enough to be suitable for everyone and interesting enough to actually spend your time and money on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When I first started going here I was scared to go to the cougar den. It sounds like older women are going to come after you in really short animal print dresses. That's the most unusual place on campus to me.

    Bang for the buck

    I took a dance class at collin and it cost me like $40. You get two dance classes a week for 4 months for $40. That's better than any dance studio I have ever been to. The pricing on the rest of the classes is similar. They are super cheap for what you get, I know we have one philosophy professor that has his own philosophy and travels around the US doing book signings.

    What to do for fun

    They have the cougar den. As shady and funny as it sounds it's actually pretty fun. There is a free gym, basketball court and you can play pool. Plus the clubs are awesome. I am part of two clubs at collin and there are events going on almost every day.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is actually pretty good. I love their veggie burgers. I was so surprised to find that they are vegetarian friendly and they have tons of options. I would eat breakfast there every day.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life because it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Terrific! I would compare it with most universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work like you are at a university. Collin is a great transitional school for going from high school to university so use your time here wisely. They do give second chances if you mess up and your grades drop one semester.

    In three sentences

    The campus is large and clean. The professors are usually interesting and I have only had one professor that I did not like. It is like a four year university education wise but it's pricing is competitive with other community colleges.

  • 07/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This is absolutely where Collin College succeeds. Unless you have a complete scholarship, there are very few places that offer the same value in education. Speaking of scholarships, Collin College offers numerous scholarships, even scholarships for books - since in some cases, classes are so inexpensive the course books cost more than the class.

    What to do for fun

    The College has made recent efforts to sponsor events around campus, such as a spring fest and hosting game nights with free food. There are numerous events throughout the year, movie nights, bands, live music and entertainment, and a ton of stuff to do outside of campus, including numerous parks, disk golf courses, and jogging trails.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous snack machines, and generally one cafeteria per campus. The food served here is inexpensive, and average. It is worth noting that for the many events sponsored by the College, the food seems to be much higher quality.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms offered by Collin County are cheap in most senses of the word. They do not cost much, they are not especially modern, and they are not especially good.

    Academic Rigor

    The problem with Collin County being a 2 year university is that the vast majority of students are only there to gain transferable credits. These grades are often needed to only pass - and so a large portion of the student body simply doesn't try. There are always exceptions, but as a whole, the students seem apathetic about their grades. The Professors however, do care about the materials, and it is a joy to take classes from people intent on teaching, not simply lecturing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up early, and make extensive use of services like RateMyProfessor. Some teachers are wonderful, talented, and loved. Others merely go through the motions. Having the right teachers will go a long way in making your attendance period memorable and enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is an inexpensive, accessible, and apt 2 year college located in Collin County. The tuition and books are incredibly cost-effective, the teaching can range from adequate to extraordinary, and the campus is utilitarian, with recent focus on expanding and beautifying the campus buildings. It's a great school, wonderful for learning core materials and basics, and I'm happy to attend.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since the campus is small, local and in a great neighborhood, one can expect nothing but quality from the service provided by the on campus security and the utmost from fellow colleagues.

    Greek Life

    There are a select number of Sororities and Fraternities one can sign up if interested in joining up.

    Clubs and Activities

    If one is interested, there are a variety of different organizations to become a part of. There are clubs from Active Minds all the way to Volunteer Outreach clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    The online programs is great for students that are on the go, those who may not have the time to commit to a actual classroom or for those who like to work at their own pace. I prefer the online classes as they are flexible, convenient and tailored to my busy work/life schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Collin County Community College has 2 campuses that are fairly close to each other. I would say within a 10 mile radius, however that is due to the cities each are located in are right next to each other. There is one location in Plano, TX and then there is a branch in Frisco, TX. Both are neighboring cities and it just so happen I can attend either campus if the need to take a class is necessary.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes it is definitely worth the price of admission. The cost of a class at local community college, is far less than a university, especially one that is out of state.

    What to do for fun

    There are nearby parks and walking trails. The campus has a weight room, library as well as local shops, movie theaters and restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    There is on campus cafeteria that serves a variety of dishes and meals.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay on campus as I live off campus in a nearby apartment community.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel the programs they have are in line with what the current job market has to offer. There are on campus and online classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please consider going to a local community college to obtain credits and courses that can be transferred to a university, thus cutting your time in post education down.

    In three sentences

    The local campus is convenient as they are very close to my neighborhood. The programs that are available allow me to fit classes into my schedule instead of me adjusting to theirs. I enjoy the low-cost of community college.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There was a little cafe in the library, but I did not eat there.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't always an easy A (none of mine have been, not even College Success, which was a remedial course I had to take because I had poor attendance and failed my first semester), so make an effort to pay attention and do the work. I like that the classes can actually be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the homework! Read the syllabus! Keep the syllabus! I could've avoided some issues if I had read and stuck to the syllabus. Attend your classes! Just because it's community college doesn't mean you can skimp. Especially if you're wanting to transfer to a 4-year university, you want to make sure your transcript looks good. Communicate with your teachers. Good luck finding parking on busy days.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great place to start your college career whether you're a student fresh out of high school, or someone wanting to get back into the academics or vocational/continuing education program. At Collin, you definitely get the bang for your buck. Community college does not have to mean poor quality of education.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We had a few bomb scares last spring. Classes were cancelled, but no one got hurt.

    Greek Life

    There is at least two fraternities, but I don't know much about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an excellent dance team, the football team is also pretty good. There are lots of clubs at C4 too, ranging from religious clubs to sci-fi clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    It's good for those of average intelligence, who like small campuses and small classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes aren't super expensive, especially compared to a university. Even for a full time student paying out of state tuition. the cost is less than $2,000.

    What to do for fun

    Collin County has many fun activities, including movie screenings, dance events, seminars, and sports. The campuses is beautiful, full of trees and grass, with lots of shady areas.

    Food and Dining

    Whatever you do, don't plan to eat meals at Colin College. While there is a cafeteria with tasty food, it usually closes around 1 or 2pm, sometimes even earlier. Buy your own groceries and invest in some pots and pans.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't stayed in any dorms at Colin College. I'm fairly sure there aren't any, but there are lots of nice apartments nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary in difficulty from cakewalk to moderately challenging, depending on the subject and professor. Honors classes offer extra challenge for those who like hard work. There are many campus resources to help with academics, such as the writing center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wait until after the first class is attended before buying textbooks, because not every teacher teaches from the book, some don't even require a book at all. Make sure you are aware of which campus you're class is on, otherwise you might miss classes. Oh, and sign up for classes asap, cause the good ones go fast.

    In three sentences

    Collin Community is an excellent college, with 5 campuses to choose from as well as online courses, it is easy to get all the classes one needs. Collin also has fun extracurricular, including award-winning sports teams and a dance team. The Professors are knowledgeable and very helpful, plus there are honors course for those who want an extra challenge.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had any problems at any of the campuses and I always feel safe. The only time I was worried is when I took a night class that got out late. Walking alone to my car in the dark frightened me a little. If you take a night class, maybe sign up with a friend. Other than that I have never had any problems

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and I love it. There are meetings every week and they switch campuses each time to be fair for all the students who attend. There are scholarship and community service opportunities for all the members.

    Great for these types of students

    For freshmen who are new, it can be scary. I remember just missing seeing faces that I knew. To help me break out of my shell I joined a club and it was the prefect fix for the problem.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every now and then there is a canned food drive. Help out!

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College tuition is very reasonable. I live in a different county and my tuition for a 12 hour semester is usually a little over a grand, not including books. Since i get most books from craigslist, for a semester I spend between $150-$300 on books alone. Collin College is a great place to go for students who cannot afford to attend a University. Attending Collin College has allowed me to save enough money to attend a University next Spring if I desire to do so.

    What to do for fun

    If any student wants to wind down and relax without having to whisper, the Cougar Den is the place to go. There is a big screen TV, couches, a ping pong table and a pool table as well. There are also many tables for the students to sit at to eat. Most student come here for their lunch or in between classes to hang out with friends.

    Dorm Life

    The Colony is probably 10 miles from the Preston campus. Considering that I still live with my parents, my living arrangement is very nice for now. The apartments in the Frisco area are very nice as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors can be challenging but it's only tough love. In the end they are doing you a favor by making you learn the material. There are very few teachers who do not care if you learn or not but I use Rate My Professor as a good reference.

    Tips for prospective students

    The website Rate My Professor is very accurate and helpful. Out of all the campuses I prefer Preston and then Spring Creek because of the professors and the more friendly atmosphere. Also Craigslist and Half Price Book store are great ways to get used texts books for a decent price.

    In three sentences

    Collin College, in frisco texas, has a friendly environment and nice campus. Most Professors are charismatic, intelligent, and do a good job at teaching. I feel the classes are challenging and I actually learn material that I enjoy.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At night, if you are uncomfortable to walk outside alone, an officer will walk you to your car or even give you a ride if you live on campus.

    What to do for fun

    You can do anything, from tennis, basketball, to the dance rooms, or even the Recreational center right next door.

    Food and Dining

    The food at collin is really good. You see the cooks make the food themselves right in front of you.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments at Collin College are pretty nice. They are so close to school and so convenient. They have a pool and a small beach volleyball court. The rent is really good as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are really intense. That is not a bad thing though, the classes are how they should be, at a college level. If you pay attention and do what you need to do, you will do well. If you need help you can definitely ask your professor or go to any department at Collin College for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to Collin County Community College, all you have to do is focus on your school work and do what you need to do. You can get your associates there if you want then transfer, or you can easily transfer to one of the partnering universities. Just do your homework, study, and get ready to either get an associate, transfer, or both.

    In three sentences

    Collin County Community College is an amazing school to go to. It is as if I am attending a four-year university. This college will definitely help you go places, whether it is transferring super easy to a university or getting an excellent education.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a good school for anyone with a low budget. If you like a high school style class room, then this is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so may places to study, or hang out with friends all over campus. A person could live in this school.

    Bang for the buck

    I would recomend this school to anyone in the area that wants a good, low price education.

    What to do for fun

    Collin has a number of different clubs that are easy to join. If you are athletic there is a besketball court, a gym, tennis courts, dance studios, and racketball courts that are all free to use. there area also a nuber of fun electives.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is not bad and is reasonablly priced. There's a cafe that has burgers, chicken wraps and that sort of food. There is also a cafateria that has a few different options like many different drink choices, a salad bar, breakfast, and a weekly meal rotatoin.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home so im no helpl on this topic.

    Academic Rigor

    If you find the right teachers then you will have a good time in your classes and learn a lot. most teachers are reasonable and will test your skills but will not kill you with imposible homework, projects and test. Im not saying its esay but anyonw can do it if they just apply themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Then best tip I could ever give you would be to never procrastinate. Apply early, and sign up for classes as quickly as posible. Use the website RateMyProfessor.com to find the best professors to take. Use every resource that the school offers. It is all free so why not. If you need any information, you can find everything you need to know on the Collin website if you just read a little.

    In three sentences

    Collin is a great school for the price. I love the fact that all the classes area small so its a better learnign environmnet. This college has so many free resources that make it possible for anyone to go to college.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There' constantly police officers around campus- and besides nothing really goes wrong at Collin.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot around. You can look into them while you're on your way to class. There' posted up around the school.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a student who wants to get their work done and not fully be bother by people, this school would be great for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nope, there's not any traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Some kids have a job on campus just to make a little pocket money.

    What to do for fun

    There's a bunch of clubs around campus and it's a lot of fun to join.

    Food and Dining

    Again, since it's a community college- most of your food should be coming from your house. But there is a cafe at the Collin and it's a place where a lot of people seem to hang out and relax.

    Dorm Life

    Since it's a community college- there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    If you keep up with your work, study for tests, make a personal attempt to get to know your teachers, you will be fine off. It's an easy going school. It lets you do other things while you're getting an education.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for you are before selecting your teachers, definitely check them out at ratemyprofessors.com! Another thing is, don't wait for the last minute to finish all of your paperwork and things like that.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a good school, especially if you just graduated from high school. It has smaller classrooms, so the teacher tends to know you by your first name. It saves you a ton of money and it's honestly the best way to go.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is at least one cop on campus 24/7. At night, they even offer escorts to cars.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the ultimate bang for your buck. Classes are around $30 per credit. This is definitely the lowest in Texas. And academics do not suffer for the price. We have some of the highest rankings of colleges across the nation.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs at Collin to join. There is something for everyone! Collin Theatre Cares helps local non-profit by raising money through performances, bake sales and walks. Student Government unites all the campuses as well as works with each club on campus. Out @ Collin acts as an ally for the LGBT community on campus. There is nothing you can't find.

    Food and Dining

    You can't really expect to get an great cafeteria food at any school. But we do have separate cafes for healthier and fresh food so you're not stuck eating burgers and fries every day. Unfortunately, this option is not open past 3:00.

    Dorm Life

    There is only student housing on one campus for the college and there isn't very much of it. However, I will say they have very reasonable prices and flexible leases.

    Academic Rigor

    Collin is well known in the academic world. Their Phi Theta Kappa has been ranked #1 in the nation multiple times, we are the only community college Student Government to be represented at the state level and our Mock Trial Team competes against schools such as Harvard. Do not let the fact that this is a community college throw you off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check to see which classes transfer. There are a good amount of classes that you can take at Collin that will be a fraction of the price of any university. It has some of the cheapest classes in the nation as well as some of the best programs.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a unique, non-traditional community college. There are several four year degree programs available and classes in four different campuses through out Collin County. All of the campuses are beautiful and up to date.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police provided by Collin County are always around.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get all of your core classes out of the way at a great savings at Collin.

    What to do for fun

    Collin has a bunch of extracurricular activities and clubs to join. They also put on performances to go watch, and seminars and workshops to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Cougar Den isn't too bad. I have breakfast between my morning classes some times. They have an alright selection for a decent price. You can also grab snacks and drinks from the bookstore, or from any of the vending machines which are in each building.

    Dorm Life

    Collin has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the classes vary from professor to professor. I feel like some of the professors here take their jobs much to seriously. Overall the classes are well structured and not too tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and register for classes as soon as you can; classes fill up very quickly. Check out ratemyprofessor.com when you're choosing your classes to help you pick a professor that fits your learning style, and that you can understand.

    In three sentences

    Collin is a great place to start for people planning on transferring to a four-year school. It is pretty cheap, and they have classes at all hours and online to accommodate all schedules. Downfalls: parking is limited, lab equipment is outdated, and no one in their admissions department seems to care about you as a student.

  • 11/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great

    Great for these types of students

    for all types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing

    Bang for the buck

    The best school and one of the cheapest.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of activities, and seminars

    Academic Rigor

    Tough but good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the instructors.

    In three sentences

    I love the school. It is a great school.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Decent cafeteria with several options for dining including a salad bar.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors and the ability to succeed in diverse studies is endless.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you talk to advising, they will help you sort out a lot of unnecessary errors.

    In three sentences

    Excellent facilities. Great staff. College partnership friendly.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive ð???

    What to do for fun

    They engage the students in many academic clubs, fine arts classes, and religious groups.

    Food and Dining

    They serve the same thing every day but it tastes good.

    Dorm Life

    You can expect loud teenagers but people mind their business and their studies for the most part.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging but doesn't make you feel like high school didn't prepare you for college.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is very affordable and you still get the same education as you would at a university that costs $50,000 per year.

    In three sentences

    I really like the curriculum at Collin college. The professors are very well educated and informative. The music program is amazing!

  • 12/05/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I would really like to visit this school. Due to financial issues I can't. This school is very interesting though and I would really like to receive information from them

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is on site at all campuses at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is wide selection to choose from.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a great school to get your prerequisites out of the way without having to pay the price of a 4 year university.

    What to do for fun

    They have plenty of things to do outside of classes. They are big on basketball and many other sports. They part take in the annual balloon festival in Allen/Plano every year. If you love art they have an art gallery on the Spring Creek campus from students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research in how you want to take your courses. If you are going to take online courses only make sure you have the motivation to make the time for course work and homework alike.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great starter school and for some great to achive their goals. They have a great selection of courses for many degrees.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The classes are cheap, and the curriculum is easy to understand.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of nearby stores that people can go at anytime in the day, as well as the campus library, computer room, and gym.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum in most of the classes is not hard to understand, but I wouldn't reccomend dozing or not paying attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend bringing a laptop or tablet for note taking and research to class. Many classrooms do not have computers for the students to use, and many others have aging computers that the instructors can barely use anymore.

    In three sentences

    It's an old but clean college. There are many different classes to take there in multiple professions. There is a fully stocked library and a gym that is available for free to all students attending.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe the officers are great

    Bang for the buck

    Collin is a very affordable school for in residents its only $34 a credit hour

    Food and Dining

    Nice cafeteria conveniently located

    Dorm Life

    Apartments are basically on campus there are no dorms but there is campus housing

    Academic Rigor

    Very professional and very great academics

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time Communicate with your professor Do your homework

    In three sentences

    Collin college is a great place to start your education it is low cost and affordable. You get a very high quality education for the amount of money that you pay for tuition. The professors are very organized and willng to work with you and they win alot of awards for stellar and excellence

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I never have eaten at the school but I heard the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Collin College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for all quizzes and tests. Don't slack off because in college they don't give you second chances. Make the most of every opportunity that is given whether it is extra credit or a few extra hours of studying.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great small school near my house. It is a great college with prepared professors. I have just finished my first semester and am about to start my second and I can't wait to learn new things at this great school.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club

    Food and Dining

    expensive

    Tips for prospective students

    Check which professors you will be taking. Some are good but some are very bad

    In three sentences

    Laid back and relaxed which is good if you are motivated yourself however not if you need to be pushed to work hard.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is really safe! there is a security always driving around!

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a club called dfc Dance for a cause! for all students that love to dance!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus has many buildings! so to get from one class to another you might have to go out side!

    What to do for fun

    Collin is located right beside a mall.

    Food and Dining

    Collin is on Preston rd. that street is filled with places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Its a community college. It has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Many people have high academic performance that its likely that you will have high standards too!

    Tips for prospective students

    apply as soon as possible! the demand for classes is high.

    In three sentences

    Collin college has a well constructed process that makes it easy for students to apply. Collin is a 10 out of 10 school. One of the best in Texas.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    There is apartment housing but not very much, most students commute.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register on time and talk to multiple advisors to make sure you get the information for your degree not just an associates.

    In three sentences

    Great school for a very reasonable price. Large international program and lots of student organizations. Small class sizes.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food court has a wide variety of choices and a Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many different types of classes, including an honors program.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest using all of the resources that are offered. The tutoring system is great and the academic counselors are very helpful. Don't be afraid to ask for help!

    In three sentences

    The Collin College theatre department is outstanding. They have vast resources to help you prepare for your college transfer or set forth into the industry. The professors are amazing.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is this campus business. The officers on campus are actual Frisco Police Officers

    Greek Life

    Not aware

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs to choose from

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not Aware

    Bang for the buck

    Already stated it earlier

    What to do for fun

    This school offers, theater, competition sports and it is centrally located to major movie theaters and malls. The Dallas Cowboys Training Camp is relocating with in 3 miles of the campus ,The Dallas Hockey Team and The Mavericks already call this area their home.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Collin County Community is very good and you have the opportunity to dine on the food produce by the culinary and pastry students.

    Dorm Life

    Collin County Community has just added this feature to students.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors have won and been nominated for more awards in the education field than any other college. The instructors are student oriented, they are there for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    It works in your best interest to register early, though this is a community college the classes fill up quickly. As soon as you make Collin County Community College your choice ,it is worth your time to visit with the staff in person, to assist you in walking through your enrollment.

    In three sentences

    Collin County Community College is a great alternative for taking core courses, very affordable. Collin County Community is also a great place for those looking to continue their education, while working in the market place. Collin County Community is good fit for adults wanting to return back to school after a long absence, you do not feel out of place.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Collin College police department react very quickly and efficently in any emergency.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College is amazingly affordable. I can't imagine going to another school and paying triple for a class that is exactly the same at Collin College.

    What to do for fun

    The Preston Ridge campus has the cougar den which includes pool tables and a lounge with a T.V. for students to relax between classes. There are gyms at each campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    Always food available and usually of good quality.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms. Local college where people live at their homes and drive to campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    I reccommend talking to the academic advisors before you plan to start any classes. Talking to them will help you understand your classes and how they work as well as what steps you need to take to enroll. Also, I suggest talking to the program director as well. They can help you clear up more detailed questions concerning your major.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great school if you're just coming out of high school or changing careers. All of the teachers are helpful and have years of experience. If you plan to go here, make sure you understand what classes you need to take and any paperwork you need before you sign up for classes.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Low on money, unsure of which university to go to, unsure of major, want to stay by home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you pay close attention to which campus you are selecting when making your schedule.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy this school because it is convenient and easy to get around. The class sizes are small which is helpful in learning. I have enjoyed most of my teachers so far as we'll.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety has never been an issue at Collin. No gun threats that I know of, no fights. Just a small fire happened once in a specific section of the school and it was quickly handled. I don't think it so much as spread up to a feet. It was a very contained fire. No damages or anything.

    Greek Life

    I don't know of any fraternities. Only Greek-based honor societies. But then again, why would you even want to pledge to one? In the news, the only thing you hear about fraternities is excessive partying and date rapes, and stupid things like that. The latest thing is three students from Ole Miss university putting a noose around the neck of the statue of the first admitted black student, and also putting a confederate flag with it. Now of course, the students were suspended indefinitely from the fraternity, but that's only so that they wouldn't get bad press. Also, if you're Christian, I'm HIGHLY against joining. Fraternities and Sororities have a very demonic history. In fact, their basis is aligned with the free masons and drawing attention away from Lord Jesus Christ by accepting these demons into your life. If you don't believe me, look it up. Just want to warn all the people that I can.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join. PLENTY. Whether they're academically-based or not. Plus there's a gym that you can use to work out, lots of classes to take as electives, movie nights, etc. I recommend joining F.O.C.U.S. It's a Christian fellowship club that focuses on strengthening your relationship with God, but has plenty of activities that the group does together every week. Plus, the students are very friendly.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all students can study here. The only issue is that you definitely don't get the college-feel. You know, what you dreamed college to be like, or what's portrayed on TV. It's really nothing like that unfortunately. So if you want that, which is perfectly understandable, a 4-year university where you live on campus is more of your type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Um, well, there's a fountain inside and outside the school. That's as weird as it gets that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Collin College definitely is spectacular when it comes to this. They're so incredibly inexpensive relative to any other college or university. And not only that, but their credits are accepted at almost any and every university nationwide.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs to join. PLENTY. Whether they're academically-based or not. Plus there's a gym that you can use to work out, lots of classes to take as electives, movie nights, etc. I recommend joining F.O.C.U.S. It's a Christian fellowship club that focuses on strengthening your relationship with God, but has plenty of activities that the group does together every week. Plus, the students are very friendly.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Collin is pretty expensive. For that reason I've never eaten there. Instead, I go off campus and search for student lunch deals. Right now, a go-to for most students is Chicken Express for the $5 Student Lunch deal.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus. The campus is close enough for me to live at home. But the dorms seem spacious enough for the amount of money one pays.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't be deceived. Just because it's a community college, doesn't mean there aren't classes where you still need to apply yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what classes you want to register for, because they go quick. Otherwise, you'll be forced to go to the other campuses and that's a lot of gas money.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is an excellent community college. In fact, not only is it among the top community colleges in the nation, I'm sure it's better than some 4-year universities. Pretty great place to attend.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If I'm not studying, going to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    food is good, but too expensive

    Dorm Life

    I live at home so i cant answer this one

    Academic Rigor

    I would have to say the academics is great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn and do a lot of studying, if you don't keep your mind focused and stay organized, it is easy to get off track.

    In three sentences

    Collin College has been an awesome school to attend. the professors are wonderful and willing to help you with your work, if you a stuck on something.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love the outdoors and anything outside and small weekend getaway trips.

    Food and Dining

    larger campus have small dining but limited.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms so I do not know

    Academic Rigor

    smaller class sizes and teachers who care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Smaller campus and smaller class sizes make for one on one environment.

    In three sentences

    Collin College has many excellent career fields. I have had wonderful classes and they will work with you to help you succeed and meet your goal. New degree plans being offered every year.

  • 04/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cougar alerts and police on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons! But u have to find them.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, licensing, certifications, and associate degrees.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest college and books ever! These prices don't exist anywhere else. I don't know how the school does it!

    What to do for fun

    Frisco has many cool entertainment places and bars. The school is lively and full of young people so just being in the library in fun!

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria but every restaurant and fast food you Dan think go is 2 minutes away on Preston road if you are at the Preston ridge campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in frisco and McKinney is very expensive so live with your parents as long as you can. Only on campus hand out is the cougar den with 2 couches, ping pong table, and a tv. Not a dorm life college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not easier. I have learned to not fight the curriculum and to just learn it and stay positive. Teachers do not hand out a's but to appreciate effort and hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up to class. Most teachers grade attendance.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful, young and lively. Low cost and great admissions and financial aide staff help so much with everything. Teachers are some of the best out there are set at very high standards.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All have great campus police and the McKinney campus is right next to the police department.

    What to do for fun

    If you have the time to get involved, being part of any group is a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    McKinney campus does not offer a lot of food but the other 2 campuses have AMAZING food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher but most have high expectations preparing you for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is the place to get the most for what you pay for and get ahead.

    In three sentences

    Collin college has great faculty and staff that are willing to help. The campus is always clean and has advanced technology to help students succeed. The best part is that it has great connections with a lot of different universities to encourage and facilitate the transfer process.

  • 05/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You can get a great education for a great price.

    What to do for fun

    Commuter school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never miss class, use the library resources, and get to know your professors!

    In three sentences

    Excellent school for the basics. Professors treat this school like it is a 4-year university. Prepares you for transferring.

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Patrolled with cops everyday and everywhere. Very safe, barely hear of something dangerous happening. Mainly because everyone minds their own business.

    Greek Life

    We don't have that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to many to name.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to get their basics done Great for students who didn't do so good in high school. They have another chance to get their GPA up to transfer. Pretty much any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our library is much bigger than what it used to be. More study rooms too.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap and affordable. Doesn't get better than that.

    What to do for fun

    Not really a whole lot of activities. Different organizations do have meetings for anyone interested in attending with food & beverages provided.

    Food and Dining

    Great food! more than one food choice and the key advantage to all, its all healthy. Another benefit for college kids: Reasonable pricing.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    If you pay attention and take good notes in class you will be fine. When it comes to workload it's a bit stressful at times. Having good time management is key to overcoming the workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best to have a good relationship with all of your professors, it will help in the long run. also, be really aggressive with your school work, don't get lazy with it.

    In three sentences

    Great learning environment. A really good teaching staff. Excellent tutoring services for any class.

  • 05/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are sooooooo many groups and activities.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities and groups to join.

    Food and Dining

    Not bad

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live in dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The education system there is really good. Each college has it good and bad professors but in this college there are more good than bad! ;)

    Tips for prospective students

    Before taking any courses know what you want to study so you don't waste your time. Always go take to advising office and ask question and make sure of everything.

    In three sentences

    This college is amazing. The campus is very active in different groups and different fundraisers. The professors are very helping and want the student to succeed. My experience at the college was perfect for my freshman and sophomore years.

  • 05/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Collin College have police officers rising around through out the day to make sure everyone is safe in the parking lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    Collin College have many campuses. I attend the Central Park Campus in McKinney, Texas and they really don't much as the other campuses, but I plan on going to the Collin College in Plano, Texas so I can be more involved.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're the type of person that don't like to be involved or you like to stay to yourself Collin is defiantly for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Casual Friday

    Bang for the buck

    Collin college is full of people that want to succeed and it pushes you to want to do better.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy a good workout or play in the gym.

    Food and Dining

    I don't buy any food from the school and we really don't have anything.

    Dorm Life

    The campus I attend doesn't have dorms. I stay at home what my mom.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very good!(;

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you register for classes early as possible.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a great and affordable community college that you will defiantly learn something at. I would recommend anyone to come here to get there basic out of the way. I give Collin two thumbs up!!

  • 05/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Certain campus have cafe area and others only have bookstores with food. Both have a variety of items.

    Dorm Life

    There are usually not dorms at Collin College

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenge and professor due their best to better each student's knowledge of the subject at hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to make sure to visit with an academic advisor to dicuss all of the opportunities provided.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is a well organized college dedicated to helping students achieve. There are many ways to seek help in your current academic life and in the future. Collin provides multiple class towards students' degree plans.

  • 05/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Officers patrol the school and the campus very frequently and have a very speedy response time. The security is pretty beefed up with cameras everywhere, and a police station less than a mile away. It's an exceedingly safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for what seems like everything. Anime, religious groups, sports teams, food (maybe?), just EVERYTHING. Look around and you're bound to find something worth joining.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are responsible, vigilant, proactive, ambitious, and a self-starter, then you will achieve greatly here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There isn't anything too unusual about Collin, but if you don't know what campus events are coming you might find yourself blind sided when you walk into the main building and see a transfer fair or someone dressed as a clown trying to give you a free brownie.

    Bang for the buck

    I went to Collin for 2 years immediately after high school, got my Associate's of Science, and transferred smoothly to UTD the next fall. If you pay attention to your plan, make sure that you understand what is required and expected of you, and stay vigilant over your GPA, then you will have absolutely no problem pursuing your degree there or elsewhere. The only difference between Collin and UTD is... Collin is significantly cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    The city's amphitheater is one side of campus, there's a rec center across from campus, and anywhere else that's truly exciting is no more than half an hour away. Club hoppers, gym rats, bar flies, concert goers, etc... will never be bored. Don't forget that you're in school, though.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually pretty good and looks appetizing. As someone that visits friends at other schools (sometimes universities) regularly, this is a blessing. If you grow tired of the school food, there's a Starbucks, Chipotle, Taco Bell, Chili's, Red Lobster, you name it!, less than a mile in any given direction.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are close enough that you don't have to drive to any part of campus, and they're the size that any 2 to 3 person dorm should be. BUT you'll be extremely close to the city amphitheater, all the good food joints, and anywhere fun in Dallas. Dorms are where you have to make the most of your situation, but at least at Collin you're given a lot to work with.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college, major-specific courses will be harder than basic core classes but Collin will prepare you for university-level courses. Be proactive, take notes, use ratemyprofessor.com, and take initiative and you'll be successful anywhere- doubly so for Collin.

    Tips for prospective students

    1 Most of the teachers are very helpful, but there will always be a few (and you're guaranteed to encounter at least one), who are not. In such cases be prepared to go over your material alone, and essentially teach yourself. 2 Reach out for any and all opportunities that are offered at Collin: academic or otherwise. There are so many; from helping you find scholarships (much like Cappex), to transfer fairs, to free food tastings. 3 Study groups are ALWAYS a good idea, especially for major-specific courses 4 When in doubt of an assignment, grading scale, etc... you will always be able to find syllabi online 5 Register for your courses as early as possible and do yourself a favor by using ratemyprofessor.com to find the professor that most matches your learning style

    In three sentences

    Collin College is the best and most advanced community college that there is. It will surely prepare you for any serious degree that you want to purse (whether there or anywhere else), but you must be ready to work for it. The faculty, the policies, and the overall environment are very conducive to learning- especially so for self starters.

  • 06/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Real cops on campus! they are armed and are willing to assist anyone.

    Greek Life

    They have honers societies but know fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of activities and clubs. There are too many to list.

    Great for these types of students

    Collin is great for those seeking an associates degree or planning to transfer to a four year college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only weird tradition is the freedom speech circle in the court yard. You can say anything you want in that once spot.

    Bang for the buck

    College tuition is only $34 a credit hour. That is insanely good!

    What to do for fun

    They have pool tables and ping pong. The gym is really nice as well.

    Food and Dining

    They have the Cougar Den. The Den is a small cafe and game room on campus The food is expensive but many fun and crazy memories were made in between classes here with my friends.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at this school. If we are all being honest who wants to share a bathroom with twenty or so people. Am I right?

    Academic Rigor

    Some may feel because it is a community college that the academics are lacking; this is not true! They have higher standards than some state universities. So feel at ease that you are getting a great education. If you work diligently while at Collin you will be well prepared to transfer to a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you leave high school, forget all you old tips and tricks to get the grade. Study hard and keep up with all your assignments. There is a lot more to do and remember than in high school. Also, check your student e-mail often. Your student e-mail is the only way professors can communicate with students outside of class and becomes vital when you are having problems in class.

    In three sentences

    My first year at Collin College was better than I believed it would be. The professors I had were personal and genuinely desired to assist student. Hands down Collin College is a great transition from a high school career to a college career.

  • 07/14/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved!

    Food and Dining

    Collin College offers a variety of foods thanks to the delicious catering company on campus. They also have Starbucks inside of CougarCafe!

    Dorm Life

    The campus offers housing for mostly international students at a very affordable price!

    Academic Rigor

    The quality education is also GREAT! In fact, Collin College professors have won more Carnegie Professor of the Year recognitions than Cornell, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Rice, TCU and UT. We also have three Texas and three U.S. Professors of the Year, which is outstanding and should be noted for all who believe that you do not receive a quality education at a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all Collin has to offer. There is so much more to do then just take classes. Collin College has so many services free and readily available for all students including counseling, writing, math, science, accounting tutoring, gym facilities, career services, and much more. The student organizations are incredibly involved in service projects and other leadership opportunities that have also helped them receive national recognitions.

    In three sentences

    Collin College is an amazing community college offering the lowest tuition in the state of Texas, while having beautiful and well maintained facilities. With a very small teacher - student ratio you will never go unnoticed in a class setting.