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  • 06/18/2009

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

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    if you want to save money for your earlier college years, this school is the best option available for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    exceptional faculty, easily transfer your credit to four year university or college, save money etc...

  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 2 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is A great place to learner to be independent ,you`ll learn to take care of issues as the y come up. be sure to stay organized and keep on top of your needs and your classes

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go to this school be sure to keep up with your all your material's ,class information and be ready to be active in the process of your successes.

    Bang for the buck

    alot of the time students are not given the right advice from the adviser's so you take the wrong classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have not had a positive experience here . the school is very unorganized and it is hard to get the information you need in a timely manner.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    CSCC is great for students that are unsure of what they want to major in, because they have a lot of classes to choose from and most of them transfer to other schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check out the teacher reviews and sign up as early as possible for unique classes because they fill up fast!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm taking a lot of classes and it is not as expensive as I was expecting, and with the right teacher its worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Columbus is a wonderful city, and the people on campus are friendly and fun!

    Am learning a lot

    I have only attended one quarter so far, but in this one quarter I haven't felt like I've learned a whole lot. I felt like two out of three of my teachers didn't really care if we were learning anything or not. I had e-mailed both of these professors and neither replied to any of them yet would tell me in class that they did receive my e-mails. I just wish they would have answered my questions better. Although these are only two of the probably hundreds of teachers here, I sure there are good teachers at this school, I just haven't meet them yet!

  • 06/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to get a certification in a major or finish a degree in 2 or less years.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your planning on taking classes on main campus, plan to arrive early!

    Am enjoying being here

    The place is wonderful! I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of great students and have been staying in touch with them ever since. It really great.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is looking to learn the ins and outs of college life (minus living in dorms that is) in a smaller setting, new high school graduates looking to find some independence and those on a budget.

    Bang for the buck

    Part of the reason I chose to go to Columbus State before attending a university was the cost. It is a great way to get your prerequisite courses out of the way before attending a four year institution.

    Food and Dining

    I ate in the cafeteria almost every day I was at school while I was a student at Columbus State and while some of the food was okay, for the most part I was not at all impressed.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a community college, Columbus State is tough without being too tough. Once you move on to whatever four year program you plan to attend, you will understand what I mean.

    Tips for prospective students

    Columbus State is a good place to start if you are one of the following: a graduating high school senior or adult student looking for a good way to ease yourself into the college experience, a graduating high school senior who chose *not* to take the SATs or ACTs, a person looking to attend college who cannot afford to start out at a more expensive school such as Ohio State, Capital, Otterbein, etc. Columbus State's campus is very small so it is a good way to get used to college without having to run all over creation to get to class.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time. Sit in front of the class. Always ask questions, even if you think they are dumb. If you have to do a little running around to get into a class don't get discouraged, if you succeed at getting into the class than you can for sure pass it.

  • 12/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There are many careers at Cscc. Anyone who is serious about their career should go to Columbus State Community College. You wont regret it.

    Tips for prospective students

    On your first day, bring a campus map. The campus may be small, but in order to know what building you need to go to it would be best to know where the building is. Take time to find your class rooms so you know where you will be going. You don't want to be late to class because you cant find the class room. Know where the parking lots are for the college. They range out over the area so if you cant find a parking spot in one area, you will know where to look next.

    Bang for the buck

    Cscc's programs are affordable. Also there are many scholarships that you can apply to through the school to help with your financial needs.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is comfortable to be in and the people are friendly. Cscc is not a big campus so I know where I'm going and I wont get lost.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes I am currently taking require you to remember alot of information. Im in the Veterinary Technician program and we learn how to handle animals and take care of them to the best of our ability. Even if your not going into the Vet Tech field, it is alot of work in any field and you have to pay attention in your classes.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Adults Working Adults Undecideds just out of HS

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. The counselors and admission people are able to help most situations.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes offered are geared toward practical life experience. I can see using the information I am receiving in my chosen field.

    Am enjoying being here

    The faculty has been most helpful and the student have all been pleasant and respectful of one another.

    Am learning a lot

    As an adult student returning to college after many years I was pleased to find an atmosphere that has helped me to excel in my classes.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED!!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, I just think they need more registers.

    Dorm Life

    I think that would help CSCC appeal to more students.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's actually a good middle ground if you're thinking about transitioning from high school to a four-year college.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are nice and helpful. The work seems easy. I appreciate all of the student services.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is really spacious, offering students different types of food to choose from one of their three kitchens.

    Dorm Life

    Currently, CSCC does not have dorms, but offer apartment assistance for those that qualify.

    Academic Rigor

    The quarters at CSCC are at a decent pace. If one needs an extra day to complete an assignment, then the Professors are more than willing to extend the deadline for an extra day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour of CSCC, so one can get a general idea of what and how college life at CSCC is.

    In three sentences

    CSCC is an outstanding college to attend. The atmosphere is friendly, there are a lot of campus-related activities to do, and is conveniently located in the downtown area. Here, besides an active social environment, there is a friendly staff that is ready and willing to help all students.

  • 08/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    wants to save money and yet get a better education and good career.

  • 12/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    it is a good place to get your degree. but dont plan on coming here to get the full college experience (aka dorming and friends) its half young students, and about half older, parent type who are coming back to college. i havent made many friends because people just show up for class then leave right after. no socialization

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    for its down town location it is very good, but still it's important to be careful.

    Bang for the buck

    it's hard to beat the cost of tuition, especially for the quality of courses. plus for transfering to ohio state university, there are many programs set up, and tons of classes that will transfer (just check transfer.org).

    What to do for fun

    the gym is convenient, and if you want to get involved there are lots of clubs and campus events.

    Food and Dining

    i pack lunch, so i don't know. the only thing i've tried is the pizza, it was good.

    Dorm Life

    i wouldn't know, i live at home. (i also think that there aren't any dorms, people live off campus)

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are pretty sure you will go here, and have applied, be sure to also apply for all of the scholarships on the cscc.edu's scholarship page that you can. there aren't that many, and it could really pay off, it did for me. of course, fill out fafsa on time too.

    In three sentences

    it is a great opportunity for such a variety of students. and the teachers are very dedicated to making sure the students learn the stuff. (though, as always, self-motivation is key.) many students transfer to osu afterwards.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    14 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the police patrol everything and they send updates about everything on campus to you.

    Great for these types of students

    this is a great school for busy students.

    Dorm Life

    i never experienced this.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay in columbus state even though it takes longer to graduate it is worth it.

    In three sentences

    columbus state has great scheduling opportunities to work around our time. the classes aren't big which makes class easier to focus. the prices for classes help make stretching money easier.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    all ages, stages and career fields.

    What to do for fun

    many on and off campus activities.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    In three sentences

    for a community college, it's very affordable. it offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs and programs that prepare you to go on towards your bachelors.. it's a leader in the jobs of tomorrow (green jobs, technology, healthcare, etc.).

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    all students doesnt matter.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    locations everywhere. i attend the dublin branch.

    What to do for fun

    lots of extracurricular activies available

    Tips for prospective students

    they will love the small class sizes and the time options of the classes.

    In three sentences

    love the small class sizes. its very convenient from my home. it has all options of times for all classes.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the safety as a female student is important to me and cscc seems to address this with allowing the students to call public safety and ask for an escort to your car at night if there are any members available.

    What to do for fun

    join a club, hang out with other students.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe is located well and the food served is a good quilty, and made to order(most).

    Dorm Life

    does not apply

    Academic Rigor

    i believe that some courses could use more rigor while others are fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    the only tip i have is to use the resources that are provided for all students.

    In three sentences

    gives students the tools to do well thought-out the college experience. i would give columbus state community college a 9 out of 10. the college does seem to be trying to make the college experience a memorable one, by updating the facility and resource available.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    works around your schedule. don't have to stay on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    take different classes to figure out what kind of major you would like. business management with reuel barksdale is a great class to take.

    In three sentences

    the school has a good size campus for me. the teachers are very helpful and actually care about the individuals. president harrison actually gets involved with the students.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it is very safe. there is sufficient security and not many crimes or treats take place.

    Clubs and Activities

    it has a lot of different sports and there is a club for almost anything you can think of

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i am not really aware of any.

    Bang for the buck

    it is very affordable. probably one of the cheapest schools in my area, but yet offers good education.

    What to do for fun

    i hang out with my friends. i also like to read and workout.

    Food and Dining

    it has a huge cafeteria and offers variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    i don't believe there are any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    it is nice and has helpful instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    prepare early. make sure you fill out the fafsa early so you get your aid.

    In three sentences

    it is a very affordable school. it offers many different associates degrees and certificates. it also has connections with many 4 year schools so you can transfer easily.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety disappointed me a bit. in the winter 2011 my car had an engine problem. i couldn't get home and was stuck in the parking lot. i didn't know what was wrong with my car at that time, because it would start but not drive faster than 10mph. i called campus safety but was rejected. i had to call a friend of mine to pick me up. later i found out that i was out of transmission fluid, and my car wouldn't shift.

    What to do for fun

    i enjoy going to the gym a lot, and columbus state offers just that for free!

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is always crowded! that's why i never go there. the variety of food is there, but i don't enjoy eating in a cramped environment.

    Dorm Life

    columbus state does not offer dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    college is optional and i would say so is the rigor. if you want good grades you have to work hard. this is not different than anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    ask as many questions as needed! i was really worried about not being able to transfer my credit hours to a different school, also because of the switch to semesters in fall 2012. i talked to my adviser and she calmed me down. it was very helpful.

    In three sentences

    columbus state will not give one the typical college experience that so many students seek. however, it will give one an education and that is all that matters in the end. columbus state offers a lot of majors and advisers are always there to help with any questions.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    through your student email updates about campus safety are sent out regularly and promptly.

    Great for these types of students

    the school is great for people on a tight budget and time restrictions. i'm married with a one year old and the amount of available web classes is exceptional.

    What to do for fun

    i majored in photography and the main campus is in downtown and very fun to explore. tons of things to photograph. located near an art museum and ccad, the art college.

    In three sentences

    the staffing at cscc is very helpful and friendly. the buildings are well maintained. the classes, online and on location, are very thorough and the professors make sure you have everything you need to succeed.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    this school is awesome for all demographics their are computer literacy classes for older non traditional student and online independent learning for students who live a ffast paced life. there are workout activities and even a basketball and cheerleading team this school has found the right formula to make all students feel welcome!

    Bang for the buck

    classes are very fairly priced at this respected and recognized learning institution and the location is optimal for experiencing all columbus, ohio has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    nestor hall student lounge is the most interesting and fun place to hangout with other students there are tv's displaying music videos, movies, table hockey ping pong and plenty of couch space

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria has some really good food and most of it is made to order they also serve sucshi and organic/vegan products. they have snack and sandwich huts all over the campus and three cafes; there is always somewhere to eat!

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms on this campus

    Academic Rigor

    this school doesnt get rigoous until the 200 level classes such as philosophy or sociology, for those courses the rigor level would be at 4 stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you were thinking of coming to school at cscc then you need to make sure you know where to park, pack your lunch, and ask around about the proffessors whose class your taking so you can have an idea of how heavy or light your work load will be.

    In three sentences

    an extremey user friendly atmosphere. the perfect place to begin your college career. the experience a person has here will determine if they are ready to be a college student.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police on campus. emergency boxes around campus. sometimes homeless folks come onto campus and empty the cigarette trays. there are cameras in the parking garage . i feel the campus is pretty safe. i have left my phone and binder in the library and it was at the lost and found; however there have been bag and phone thefts on campus before. there is a safety vehicle that roams around the campus as well as a security biker.

    Greek Life

    phi theta kappa is all.

    Clubs and Activities

    many student groups, including religious, lgbt, and atheists groups. environmental and science groups. game oriented activities and sports options. health and wellness center access, activities, and free classes. theater, art, and musical groups. speakers and lecturers. open mic nights. movie nights. student employment. tutoring options. student ambassadors. supplemental education instructor opportunity.

    Great for these types of students

    adult learners, recent high school grads, academically behind students, transfer students, broke people, commuters, students with low testing scores and gpas, and technical career students. not great for people who need dorms, greek life, want to play football, or are looking for an ivy league education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    1) 4th floor of the tcl has a fish tank in the hallway. 2) 2nd floor of davidson has hallways long bulletin board filled with jobs, scholarships, and internships. 3) safest place for queer kids on campus is in franklin 223 4) there's a hidden 3rd floor of the bookstore for employees 5) there's a small private patio on the 4th floor of nestor for smokers, open to students, but intended for the faculty on that floor. 6) the most quiet place to study is the 3rd floor of the library. 7) there is an amazing little room on the first floor of the library called the erc studio that no one really uses. its great for event hosting and had great lighting options and a screen. 8) the 4th floor of the workforce building has a huge ballroom available for free rent by student groups for events. (great city view)

    Bang for the buck

    for what you pay, its a great school. its not just straight classes; there are a lot of ways to get involved on campus. tuition is cheap. scheduling is very flexible and there is some sort of food from 7am until 9pm available everyday. gpa is ranked in a way where any degree of a a equals a 4.0 and a 73% equals a 3.0.

    What to do for fun

    there are a variety of student organizations, musical and theater productions, and campus lead student activities throughout the quarter. the bookstore hold open mic nights and there are movie screenings in the library on occasion. panel discussions, speakers, and events are planned through the diversity department and other academic channels. the school play intercollegiate sports as well as intramural sports and hosts a variety of free activities and classes in the gym and fitness area. ccad is also across the street to which there are typically events posted as well that are open to the public. there are also art classes on campus and a magazine, spring street, to become involved in. not major greek scene. (phi theta kappa has an office)

    Food and Dining

    the best coffee is in the bookstore or at the ccad campus across the street. the cafeteria has a wide variety of average food. ccad's cafeteria has better quality food and is open to the public. there are no fast food places in walking distance. skyward grill is the best quality food on campus. the vending machine options are vast. cougar pride, isa, and the econ club has bake sales often. sometimes the campus gives away hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, etc.

    Dorm Life

    this campus does not have dorms. there are apartments around the campus but they fill up fast. i am 2 miles from campus and pay 635/month, which is the low end for a one bedroom in this area. the area is a bit sketchy for living; there are bus stations, homeless individuals, and some crime in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    these classes are easy compared to university classes. some teachers are harder than others and people should check ratemyprofessors,com if they want an easier class. free tutors are available as well as a writing and 2 math labs. the trio program also provides tutoring. phi theta kappa members cab ask other members for help in the phi theta kappa office as well. teachers have office hours to help their students. most courses have additional resources to help students from the blackboard website.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) if you do not know how to use a computer very well, take a basic computer course before taking an english or history class. 2) do all of the blueprint workshops before enrolling in classes 3) see if you qualify for trio 4) if you get a non-student job on campus, you'll have access to parking spaces, and possibly have benefits. 5) buy books on craigslist 6) if you arrive at 7:30 parking is a piece of cake; 7:45 and you will be late to class. 7) Best secluded study areas are on the 3rd floor of the library, the basement of Nestor, and the group study rooms in the library. 8)

    In three sentences

    cscc is culturally diverse and great college for recent college grads or adult learners alike. there are many activities for students to become involved. the tuition is inexpensive and the campus offers a lot of resources to assist students academically.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security is always around, so you can fell safe going here.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have many clubs to choose from, anywhere from chess to weightlifting club.

    Great for these types of students

    great for student who are planing on transferring to a four year school. you can save a lot of money by taking your first two years at columbus state.

    Bang for the buck

    it is definitely worth it to go to this college at 79 dollars a credit hour you cant beat it.

    What to do for fun

    you can visit nestor halls and watch a movie they have playing all the time or play ping pong or foosball.

    Food and Dining

    there chicken tender are the best and affordable as well, but they also have many different choice from, home cookings to pizza and sub.

    Dorm Life

    columbus state does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    the most challenging part at columbus state is finding a parking spot.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should definitely start here if you plan on transferring to a 4 year college.

    In three sentences

    they care about their students. they make sure that a students learn the material nice environment with small class size's which leads to better one on one learning.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty good, CSCC sends out text messages and emails whenever something pops up to make sure all the students stay safe and aware. Campus Security is always near by.

    Greek Life

    I'm not sure if there is Greek life at CSCC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are exercise classes (zumba, yoga, boxing, etc.), culture clubs and the theater is always putting on a new show. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who aren't sure of what they want to do or where they want to go and those who are looking for a career change. The classes are affordable, financial aid is available and the classes will prepare your for what comes next.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christopher Columbus. If you ever get lost, just look for the giant statue of Christopher Columbus, he's in the center of everything.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are looking for a degree that will jump start you right after college, ASL is the way to go. CSCC has an arrangement with The Wexner Medical Center and most of CSCC's students are welcomed and desired at their locations.

    What to do for fun

    Act! The theater is great, and there is always a chance for anyone and everyone to audition. Test your comfort zone, make new friends and see a whole different side of campus life.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe is actually pretty good. There are a number of selections from Pizza to Sushi. The prices are alright, but it tends to get really busy really quickly. Tip: There are more microwaves than the one just in the cafe, the bookstore snack shop has one, and Nestor Hall's lounge has one.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here at CSCC. Though there a number of great places to live that are near by.

    Academic Rigor

    So-so. Just because CSCC is a community college, it doesn't mean the classes are super easy. Many of the professors also teach at OSU or have taught at other universities. You will still have your work cut out for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes here are great for getting your general classes done at a good price, but make sure that your credits will transfer to your university of choice.

    In three sentences

    Get in. Get out. Get done.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students working full time or students paying for their own education.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in Nester Hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early.

    In three sentences

    Great small campus, affordable prices, in my geographical location.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Columbus State Community College main campus is in downtown Columbus, so people are more worried about crime there, and it can be intimidating the farther away from campus you park. However, there are police everywhere and cameras all over the place. I have always felt safe here.

    Bang for the buck

    VERY affordable. $72 per credit hour is quite the bargain.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options in the cafeteria and stands outside the buildings, but it is all very overpriced. Even the soda machines cost $1.25.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are fairly easy, however online classes tend to be more difficult to keep up with because it takes a lot of discipline.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to get a degree, make sure your classes go towards that degree, sometimes the school likes to take your money and not provide you with all the correct information. It is best to see an adviser when scheduling classes because they are very helpful and know what they are doing.

    In three sentences

    I really like this school because the class sizes are small and most professors are very willing to help you. The classes are usually fairly easy, which will help your GPA to look good if you decide to transfer to a four year college. Online classes are offered which make learning easier for people with busy schedules.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety is top-notch at this college. Every time I'm at campus, I feel safe knowing that the campus police are on watch for all students and faculty.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life from my understanding.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are varieties of clubs and organizations at CSCC. I haven't explored into those but from what I hear from students who are involved, they say they love it!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any student who is looking to complete there first two years required for any four-year school. They also have certification programs to help get closer to a career and a great nursing program to help build well around nurses for the future,

    Bang for the buck

    For a Community college and for any basic classes needed for transferring, this is a great place to get it done. With most credits being able to transfer to most 4-year schools in Ohio, it's worth the price you pay. Also cheapest credit hour wise when considering schools in Central Ohio.

    Food and Dining

    At main campus in downtown Columbus, they have a amazing dining hall with great variety of food. Friendly staff and great hall to dine in!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for this college.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at this college are great. Coming from well accredited backgrounds, all the professors are there to help teach you and help you get closer to your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a community college where any student with a High School Diploma or G.E.D can enroll. I would advise meeting with advisers to help establish your future goals and interests. They can help you achieve your goals with the right steps.

    In three sentences

    Is a great school to start your education. A stepping stone to transferring to a 4-year school. Also a place to establish leadership qualities!

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is always safe, there are security guards on duty, police, and campus safety guards.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life at Columbus State Community College.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a student Ambassador program that allows students to be involved on campus.They plan events, learn leadership skills, and learn how to social network with others.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for any type of student. There are may types of culture on campus,the school is like a big melting pot.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition that is done at Columbus State Community College is rubbing the shoe of Christopher Columbus. On campus there is a huge statue of Christopher Columbus and if you rub his shoe you will have good luck with you classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Columbus State Community College is fairly cheaper then the average college. Some students take their basic courses here then transfer to another college.

    What to do for fun

    On campus the Student Ambassador students plan events for campus students to do. There is also basketball,workout classes, dance classes, and the gym.

    Food and Dining

    There are good places to eat on campus. There are also places close to the college campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately there aren't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    At Columbus State Community College, the classes can be challenging yet some can be easy. It can depend upon the students knowledge of certain subjects. Some classes can be hard due to the subject being new to students and they are being challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advise to prospective students is to listen to your teacher's. It's helpful to use the library for homework and research. Networking is also a good key, you may find people who could help you with your classes.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Columbus State Community College as a good school. I would give the college a ten out of ten. I love how the teachers care about and how the academic advisors help you find what you need.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    See an advisor

    In three sentences

    Wonderful! Great place to start, continue or complete your education!

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always someone riding around!

    Bang for the buck

    Taco bell chicken burrito medium drink and dorritos $2.50

    What to do for fun

    If you like to go out there are lots of clubs. If you prefer quit there are lots of museums and libraries. And if you like sports OSU and the Blue Jackets are sure to please!

    Food and Dining

    With smart phones it is very easy to find great dining experiences and with Columbus State so close to Ohio State and downtown Columbus your choices are great!

    Dorm Life

    Try to find a room-mate with common interest.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay organized organization is key to academic success. I give Columbus State a 5!

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the campus Columbus State is a community college but it is fairly large.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security officers that roam around the campus which makes you feel safer.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for everyone who wants to get a feel of how college life is before transfering to bigger college or university.

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with your friends at the commons area.

    Food and Dining

    It has a great cafeteria that offer a variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule your classes early and make sure you attend them in regular basis.

    In three sentences

    This college is really great for those who want to start small or get an associates degree. The main campus is really nice and located conveniently in downtown.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The college does provide their own police, but since I started, two years ago, there have been a couple of tragic incidents. A girl was raped and another person was held at gun point by a thief.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that really wants to go back to school, and attain their degree.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym available for the students, along with many other school activities to be a part of or attend. (i.e. basketball, volleyball, yoga classes, etc.)

    Food and Dining

    They really try to create a broad selection of healthy and yummy foods.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, there is no housing available for the students provided by the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on getting a two or four-year degree, I would really recommend Columbus State Community College. You can save money, but you will not take away from the quality of your education!

    In three sentences

    CSCC provides quality education that is affordable. It is diverse, which enables its students to make connections with people from different backgrounds. Columbus State has excellent teachers that care about giving the students a great education.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Security is reliable

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to transfer to a four year college. Older Students. Students looking for a quality education. Single parents. Young people. Pretty much everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of choices

    Academic Rigor

    Columbus State teaches you want you need to learn and more. The go above and beyond to make sure you are ready for the next

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an adviser, they are there to help and point you in the right direction. You will not seem so overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a great college to get a degree or start degree and transfer. They are very affordable, yet have very qualified and professional educators. Columbus State have many resources and advisers to help you through out your college career.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun I hang out with my family and of course like to be on facebook.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten the food here.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say anyone will learn everything they would at a four year very exspensive school.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip for prospective students would be to start now!

    In three sentences

    Columbus State community college has a great variety of online classes for a busy mother and business professional like myself.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 137

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The things to do for fun is to hang out with friends watch movies, eat, play games or just plan old talk.

    Food and Dining

    as far as the food it's ok but the menu stay the same so its best to either bring your lunch to go off campus to eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't understand something don't be afraid to go the the teacher and tell them and also, get a tutor they can help also. Then teachers at this school are very understanding and are welling to work with you. Like one teacher told me the time that you spend on Facebook and watching tv use that time to study it will show in your grades trust me I did it and it shows.

    In three sentences

    Is a very good school to attend. The teachers I have had will help you if you really need it. It's in a very good location and all of the buildings are easy to walk to.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are 41 different student led organizations individuals can take part in running from honor society and academic groups to clubs based upon similar interests or personal identifications. As the student population is transitory being a two-year college, some groups are more active than others at any given time. It is best to contact the advisers to see who the current officers are and when meetings are held. There are also the annual Welcome Back and Spring Fling celebrations, as well as the quarterly plays which are free and open to the public.

    Food and Dining

    AVI Cattering runs the cafeteria with a variety of options for hot food and coolers for sandwiches, salads, wraps, and sushi. The hours can seem sporadic and there are many times during operating hours that most stations are not open, limiting hot food choices to pizza or burgers. The cases also are not always stocked with a full selection. Skyward Grill has food carts spaced about the campus for Gyros, hot sandwiches, salads, and even pasts bowls. These carts are a huge hit with the students, just make sure you see them early as they pack-up around 4pm.

    Dorm Life

    As a commuter campus, Columbus State does not have a Dorm Life.

    Academic Rigor

    As an honors student some of my classes have been easier for me than others, particularly the general education courses required of all students. Though as many students are required to take remedial coursework, most of the student body find all classes to be a healthy challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    The three pieces of advice I would give any perspective new student is to first be mindful of financial aid deadlines. Every term there are a host of students who face delays and dropped classes because they miss a date. Second, see an advisor as quickly as you can. Particularly now that we are transitioning from a quarter to semester based system, you need to know how you will be affected if you plan to start before the start of fall term. Third, get involved on campus as much as you can. While Columbus State is a commuter campus and most of the student body have outside responsibilities, such as work and family, being involved helps you to stay connected to the college, network, and build relationships that will last a lifetime.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is an urban based, highly diverse learning atmosphere. It is a college which is student centered and caters to non-traditional and first generation college students.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety is great with their RAVE system. You sign up on your cell phone and if something happens, they text you. You can text them, too, if you witness something going on or have a problem. Plain clothes officers are everywhere, so mind your p's and q's while at Columbus State.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa - the nation's largest society for two year colleges. I belong to it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Gospel Vocal Ensemble (Woot Woot!), Campus Crusade for Christ, Science Club and many many more!

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds, goths, gamers, music snobs, health fanatics, ethnically diverse, LGBT

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring Fling and Welcome Back are two events that you won't want to miss. Spring Fling is held every spring quarter and Welcome Back is held every Autumn Quarter. Businesses, clubs and organizations line the courtyard with tables and vendors come to sell their wares. Make sure you save some of your money for those weeks, so you can buy a tie dyed t-shirt or blown glass earrings from 'Dan the Hippie'. There are also a lot of health and wellness fairs as well as career and transfer fairs where, just like at Welcome Back and Spring Fling, you can get a lot of free stuff. In the courtyard, Christopher Columbus points the way to a great career. Climb up by him to pose for a candid shot, or just hang out on the steps with your friends. Sidewalk chalk messages will explain details of events and happenings around campus throughout the year. Nestor Hall is where everybody goes when they just want to make some new friends or hang out. It is loud and rowdy, and a great place to waste time, whether you're playing ping pong with African students or nerding around writing an RPG with a table full of geeks. Be sure to stop by and meet the coffee lady. She makes jewelry, too!

    Bang for the buck

    Columbus State is the most affordable college in Ohio. Despite the low prices, though, the professors are among the best.

    What to do for fun

    Columbus State's music and theater department are top notch, even though they don't get much attention. They always have performances and most of them are free to attend. Additionally, there are always open mics in the library, hosted by the literary department. However, the campus is located in the middle of downtown Columbus, so students are surrounded with a lot of things to do, both during the day and in the evening.

    Food and Dining

    From the cafeteria to the bookstore cafe to the street vendors to the 'rowdy side' of Nestor Hall, there are a lot of options for meals at Columbus State.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Columbus State. My 'dorm life' is great because I live at home with my husband! The campus is only 10 minutes away and is an easy commute.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had some great professors and even better fellow students at Columbus State. Help is always available, either from the professors or from your fellow students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you find out where all the quiet study areas are. They may not be where you expect them to be!

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is full of friendly and diverse students who make great friends and study partners. The campus is pleasant, safe and peaceful. So far, I have really enjoyed attending Columbus State.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student; those who are budget conscious should come here.

    What to do for fun

    Check out Columbus Alive papers that can be found on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good. Food selection is not bad; I don't participate in a meal plan and don't know if there is one.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging. There's a lot of busy work, not necessarily relevant to coursework needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of assignments!

    In three sentences

    I am a attending an affordable ABA paralegal program. I wish some of the faculty were more open minded. I sometimes feel bullied by mostly Caucasian faculty.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is not any.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everybody!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition hasn't changed for over 10 years!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out on campus, join a club.

    Food and Dining

    Yummy!

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    It's manageable but you still get college amounts of work!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for semesters, find your adviser--they help!

    In three sentences

    Cstate is welcoming. It's got SMALL classes. And tuition is extremely affordable.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe. A lot of cameras and security outside.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of activities for students.

    Bang for the buck

    Reasonably priced

    What to do for fun

    Being with other students is fun.

    Food and Dining

    Personally not enough choices for dining.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like for most schools you must study and be confident in your abilities.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State Community College is a great choice for any student. Students get the same great education here but at a lower price. I wish that I went to CSCC first for my education needs.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who have just gotten out of high school and just aren't ready for that big college atmosphere yet. Those who have not really decided in what career direction they would like to pursue and just want to get a jump start. Those who have already received a degree and would like to obtain another one of their interest. Single parents who were not able to obtain a degree earlier in life but have the drive to go back to provide a better life for themselves and their families career wise.

    Food and Dining

    They do not have huge cafeteria area but what they do have is affordable and good for you.They have several different vending machines to grab snacks as well as food carts along campus to grab a quick bite in between classes

    Dorm Life

    there are no actual dorms on campus but it centrally located to downtown so living virtually anywhere you can attend classes. They also have different campuses throughout the Columbus area that you can attend to better suit your needs. They also offer online courses if you are not the type of person who is able to make it to class or able to sit in a classroom

    Academic Rigor

    Things can get tough at times but if you have the will to press on and drive through it, it will lead you to success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head up, this school is great with helping you choose a career path that best suits you and your needs. There are flexible hours and a variety of class options and degree programs to choose from. This is a great place to get core study work done at and will help out tremendously if wanting to transfer to a larger university but still gives you the option to obtain a degree from an accredited program with the school

    In three sentences

    Great place to further your education for those who have already been to college or just graduating high school and aren't sure of their career choices. Staff and facility is always there to answer your questions in a timely manner to help you be the best student that you can possibly be. The school has extremely flexiable hours and affordable tuition for prosepctive students or those who are single parents or just not sure where you want to go in life. This is a great place to start

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL CAMPUS SAFELY ON SIGHT THEY ARE PATROLS WALKING AROUND ALLDAY LONG AND PATROLING THE PARKING LOTS TOO.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    THE CAMPUS LOCATION IS NEAR DOWNTOWN AND THERE ARE SO MANY TREES AND FLOWERE AROUND IT MAKES YOU FEEL AT PEACE.

    Bang for the buck

    WONDERFUL PRICE CHEAPER THAN OHIO STATE

    What to do for fun

    They have a dayroom for students with a huge flat screen tv and alot of students bring there game systems and a huge crowd of students play the games against each other. SO COOL

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafe inside of the college and the food is wonderful. Mostly anything you are craving they have.

    Dorm Life

    I would love to have a dorm life but I have four kids and I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    It is not that much harder than highschool I think it is easier than highschool work

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your degree you want to do and just go for it

    In three sentences

    This school is a wonderful diverse school, there are many wonderful teachers there who love to teach. Something you don't see now and days are teachers who love to teach instead of just doing their job.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very secure

    Greek Life

    great

    Clubs and Activities

    their are a lot of organizations on the premises go to the student information and they will tell you whats available.

    Great for these types of students

    any student any person is welcome

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they are always building and renovation the campus to be a better school.

    Bang for the buck

    they have finacial aid that will help you get started.

    What to do for fun

    their is a lot of activities on campus to do they are a very cultural school

    Food and Dining

    cafe has a variety of food and all of it is very good.

    Dorm Life

    off campus

    Academic Rigor

    as long as you apply yourself you can succeed at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to the orientation and see what this school has to offer it stands with the best colleges around

    In three sentences

    this school is great they have on-line classes and in school classes the teacher go out their way to help you i will give this school a 9 out of 10.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I transferred from a different University to Columbus State, and I am getting the same education for way cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities to do around campus, we have a gym that offers free classes to students, sporting events, and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    I have yet to eat on campus but my friends love it.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms offered

    Academic Rigor

    The class rooms are small, so you have the one-on-one help if you need it. People are always available to help. An adviser will help you make sure you are at the class level you need. So everything is at the right pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is KEY! Speak with an adviser as often as necessary. When you have questions about ANYTHING, ask. Someone will always help. Also, explore new things.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is great. It is small enough so you are not over whelmed , while still having a big University feel. The people (teachers and students) are friendly and inviting.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do have security on campus, but I always see them in their vehicles, never walking the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who didn't do so well in high school or for adults who want to pursue a low cost degree or secondary degree.

    What to do for fun

    Ohio State sports, Columbus Crew, and Columbus Blue Jackets sporting events in the city. On campus, the school has many events at the bookstore and around campus that they notify via email.

    Food and Dining

    There is only a coffee shop and a snack store on campus, but there are many other places nearby to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that some of the classes are very challenging, but others that are so easy, that I earn high grades without even studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you take online classes, be prepared to do more work than in-class. I have taken many and found that online classes are far more demanding than going to campus.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a good place to start for those who didn't do well in High School. The downside of the school are that the instructors aren't prompt in responding to questions or they are easily distracted. The upside is that the credits will transfer.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Columbus is a great city

    In three sentences

    I like the affordability of tuition at this school and the class size.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Columbus State has every measure put in place to secure the safety of their students and faculty as well.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options available for food and dining in surrounding areas

    Academic Rigor

    Works well for every type of student

    Tips for prospective students

    Be independent, open-minded and absorb the knowledge.

    In three sentences

    I am very pleased as a College Freshmen with the academic program, the flexiability of course schedules, and look forward to otaining my Associates Degree.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Absolutely all... just out of high school, middle of the road, or late life!

    Food and Dining

    No experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all available resources. Do not be afraid to ask questions!

    In three sentences

    Affordable. Lots of online classes. Friendly.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    CSCC is always on top of safety, and has an optional program where students can receive text updates throughout the day. T

    Greek Life

    There are a few organizations available, for honors students.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not participate in any activities, so I am unsure what ones are available.

    Great for these types of students

    CSCC is a great place for students with families, as you can get most of your degree online, or at an off campus location close to home. There are classes offered both at night and early morning, and weekend.

    Bang for the buck

    The education is amazing and the price cannot be beat. There are many class options in both online, and off campus locations.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities on campus, and a few social activities as well. I do not participate in any of them.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is acceptable. The food is fresh, and the prices are reasonable. There are a decent amount of choices. I packed my lunch most of the time to save money, however.

    Dorm Life

    This school does not have housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging, but the workload isn't the most stimulating. It is a community college after all, and most students work outside of school, which many professors take into consideration.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with professors and classmates! Register for classes early and check for new opportunities all around campus.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State Community College is the best community college to start your college career. It has the cheapest tuition rate for students, but you are receiving A+ education from professors who care. Class sizes are small, and the education is personal.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    this could be a problem because of area but the campus trys to keep you safe just keep your eyes open. and be careful

    Great for these types of students

    Great for free thinkers and all ages

    Food and Dining

    they have a cafeteria its actually not that bad

    Academic Rigor

    compares to other schools in the area

    Tips for prospective students

    catch the cota bus

    In three sentences

    This school is not bad at all. This school is close to downtown and great teachers the only complaint I would have is parking sucks.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    3 out of 5

    Academic Rigor

    4 out of 5

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell anyone that if they just try they can achieve anything in their life. Columbus State is a great place to start!

    In three sentences

    My College as helped me to start to achieve my goal to become a Elementary Teacher. It has helped me to go as a person and to be more open to the options I have in my life. I am very excited to start the next Phase of my life and reach my goal which it to become an Elementary School Teacher.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    THey are all about safety on campus. Security is out on a regular basis watching and keeping an eye on things. They are quick to respond when you call them also.

    Bang for the buck

    Really good prices! Definitely worth looking into!

    Food and Dining

    Their breakfasts are really good! They also serve a wide variety of food at reasonable prices in the cafeteria for lunch. The DX Cafe in the bookstore has really good subs and coffee drinks too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even if you aren't planning on getting a degree from Columbus State, it is a great place to take your general reqquirements such as math, sciences, and english. They are very affordable.

    In three sentences

    Has a wide variety of programs and degrees offered, and the ASL/ Interpreting Program is in the top in the country. It is a very great school to go to for an Associates Degree. They also are very helpful with the transfer process.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Visible security, safety stations, etc. Know your street sense, and make friends...

    Greek Life

    None really.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated. Hard-working. Commuter. Who want basic, workforce, or prerequisite credit for an affordable price.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I enjoyed studying around the outdoor light sails iron/glass sculpture near the campus square. The campus also has various gardened areas, that add character to the outdoor atmosphere.

    Bang for the buck

    I attended as a fully-funded PSEO student, so I did not have to pay out of pocket. Nonetheless, he school is regarded well for its low cost and fixed tuition prices--on average, under 10 thousand a semester. Columbus State is the affordable place to be, but with stellar professors who know their stuff!

    What to do for fun

    Modern Fitness Facility: elliptical, treadmills, weight training, locker rooms, and other general options. Organized gym sports, as well as, free fitness classes. Unorganized sports...haggy sack, soccer, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe and food carts are well-priced, but only with limited selection and variety. The food is okay. Sack lunches are always an option!

    Dorm Life

    None, it is a commuter campus.

    Academic Rigor

    In general terms, most who attend have low to medium rigor. But if you are motivated, steadfast, and willing to work you will thrive in the challenging course work and environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to do! Do not just go to school, to be going; have a plan. If you plan to transfer your credit to another school, check your chosen classes before you enroll (to ensure they count!).

    In three sentences

    The knowledgeable, caring, dedicated professors are committed to your success--in class and beyond. I felt like a part of the team in the classes one-on-one atmosphere; the added instructor guidance was eye-opening, as well as, encouraging. Being a highly rated school, in both academics and affordability, Columbus State should be on your 'top ten' list!

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Well, it's mostly safe. I haven't had any trouble.

    Greek Life

    Didn't do any of that

    Clubs and Activities

    Most are not operating anymore

    Great for these types of students

    New students, looking for a sort of tutorial into college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I can think of.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap, totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing much on campus, a few groups, but it's pretty quiet.

    Food and Dining

    Food is decent and cheap, but nothing to write home about

    Dorm Life

    No dorm living, no campus dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers will care about their students, but sometimes, about 50/50, students in the class will be failing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule your time accordingly and don't lax.

    In three sentences

    Good for people that are new to college. Nice to experience the variety that college offers. Nice alternative to other more expensive colleges.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are incidents like any place else, but the security department keeps you up to date.

    Food and Dining

    Good for a community college cafeteria. Lots of variety in the types of food available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect the best. You can use Rate My Professor to get info on future teachers, and also use this site to evaluate your professors.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State Community College is a very fine educational institution. I have found many of the professors, especially those in my areas of my majors. to be very knowledgeable in their subjects And they are dedicated to helping students learn their subjects. Several of the professors in classes that are a challenge, (i.e. Math), have been wonderful about helping me through these classes. Overall, a very good school.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    It is all off campus living arrangements.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough, but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend going to a community college before going to a major university. I feel that I have learned more here then I did going to a major university.

    In three sentences

    I feel that my education has been great. The faculty really do care about their students and want them to succeed. The financial aid department is also very helpful.

  • 08/03/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    Have not been yet.

    In three sentences

    I have a friend that attends CSCC, I am just getting off a deployment and this will be my first time attending college since i graduated high school. I think this a great place to get back integrated as a student.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    In three sentences

    I think the prices are right here. I feel I have received a good education so far and the small classrooms really help.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue phones almost everywhere on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to choose from depending on what you like.

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who is not sure what they want to do after high school.

    Bang for the buck

    Lab fees range from $5-$25. Was $79 per credit hour during the quarter system.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten on campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy while some are tough. Academic advisors to help with what classes you should take depending on what you are looking to do after college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take notes on homework or projects. Never wait until the last week to start homework or projects. Ask questions either in class or via email to the teacher! Introduce yourself to your instructor so they know you by name.

    In three sentences

    Small classrooms so you can get to know your teacher and other students. Tutoring always available if you need a little bit more help with the course work. Easygoing and friendly teachers and staff who really do care for their students.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Columbus State police patrolling the area all day and night.

    Great for these types of students

    transfer students this is the best place to go..really really cheap, and gets your career going..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every week there would be someone on campus trying to scare that the world would end soon.....blah blah blah.....i hate that..

    What to do for fun

    You can play sports, hang-out with friends..etc..

    Food and Dining

    Food was okay, not the best. it wasn't halal so had to eat vegetables.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, and ask questions.

    In three sentences

    I have found my base/career at Columbus state. The classes where small but very oriented. One-on-one and tutor was always available to make me feel comfortable with the material that i needed to learn.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is located on Cleveland Avenue which isn't one of the safest streets in Columbus. However, the campus is located on a safer stretch of the long street. In addition, there are escorts available through public safety and occasional patrol by the Columbus police department.

    Greek Life

    There is not much of a Greek life currently at Columbus State but it would no doubt be welcomed by many students here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to get involved in at Columbus State. Sports such as volleyball and basketball are popular as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Students of all types are welcome at Columbus State. Many students who attend the college either work full-time or have children. On the other side, many students who attend have just graduated high school. There is a good mix of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual yet cool location on campus is the trademark red bridge that connects part of the campus to the rest of downtown. It's very art-inspired and looks great!

    Bang for the buck

    By far Columbus State has the lowest tuition cost in central Ohio.

    What to do for fun

    Columbus State has many student lounges to hang out, play pool, or enjoy the day outside with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    There's nothing better than a hot slice of pizza or a refreshing beverage. Sushi, snacks, salads, and many fruits and vegetables are also options in the lunch room.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus but there are great places to live not too far from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Columbus State can be challenging but you have the help needed to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take a tour of the campus before beginning your first semester; The school is always adding something new.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a great school with low tuition costs. Class sizes are small and professors care about your achievement. There's also a lot of student facilities like weight rooms and libraries.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go see an academic adviser! I transferred here and wished I had sat down, learned some about the school before I started.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I mostly study till late and I have never had any security incident while living to my house.

    Greek Life

    Its a friendly environment

    Great for these types of students

    CSCC is a diverse college and it's suitable for any student.

    What to do for fun

    CSCC is located at the center of the city of columbus. For those enjoying reading the columbus public library as well as the cscc library are at disposal. For eating, the cscc restaurant and other 100+ restaurants around downtown are at your disposal. For sports, the CSCC gym is available to students. There're a lot of fun places to visit and many fun things to do while within the CSCC surroundings.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a college with a one to one collaboration then CSCC is the place to be. If you are a small class type of student then CSCC is right for you. If you intend to save money and still archiving your educational goal, then CSCC is a place to be.

    In three sentences

    It is the right place to start as a college student, especially for it low cost tuition fee and expenses. Professors, staffs as well as students are welcoming and available to answer any question and are open to feedbacks. It is a fun, friendly environment, and a well known and recognized college which makes it suitable,convenient, and easy for transfer students or students intending to pursue their education in a different university.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is well-lit at night and Campus Police are constantly patrolling.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of options including Pre-Law club, film club, athletic club, and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    CSCC is great for first time students, older students, married students, students with children. I would recommend CSCC for almost any type of student.

    Bang for the buck

    Best value in the area, also a good value for out of state residents.

    What to do for fun

    CSCC provides many interesting activities for students, including sports, exercise classes, open mic sessions, and theater and musical productions.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety, including food carts around campus. Also, good coffee shops.

    Academic Rigor

    Based on the fact that many courses are designed to directly transfer to 4 year institutions, I am satisfied with the level of education at CSCC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check the academic calendar frequently to be aware of important dates. Schedule classes as early as possible. Don't be afraid to meet with advisors whenever you have questions, and ask for a different one if you need additional assistance.

    In three sentences

    The best thing about Columbus State is the cost - way better than any other college in Central Ohio and many classes transfer directly. CSCC is good at communicating changes to the students within a reasonable amount of time. Scheduling is great - there are many options from daytime, to evening/weekend, to online courses.

  • 09/12/2012

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Check your student email at least three timess during the week.

    In three sentences

    I think that this is a very diverse college. The advisors and students i've met are very supportive and helpful. However, i think the college would benefit from being more informative and transparent as it relates to the Verification Process.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Columbus has a lot of places to visit and eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get behind. Study a little bit every day and it will make it easier when finals come around. The most important in my book is go to study groups.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a great school for people who are wanting to get started with a great academic carrier. They have small classes and professors that are there to help you. I would recommend this school to everyone.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't seen or heard of any problems on campus due to anything unsafe. They do have safety driving around all day and emergency stations you can always use when in trouble.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life at Columbus State (well, that I know of). The greek life at Ohio State is so present though, you can always take a peak at that!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities at Columbus State that everyone can enjoy. Anyone can join them and you can use them to get acquainted with fellow classmates.

    Great for these types of students

    Columbus State is great for everyone. It's great for anyone trying to further their education for a great price in a great place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone likes to sit in the grass outside or by the artistic statues.

    Bang for the buck

    Columbus State is a GREAT bang for your bucks. Unlike other colleges, Columbus State doesn't actually drain your pockets (other than books). I'm paying less than $2,000 for thirteen credit hours! That's a steal!

    What to do for fun

    You can go to a volleyball or basketball game. It's in a great area so you can even just go downtown and enjoy the festivities being held down there.

    Food and Dining

    There are different places you can get your food from. You can sit and dine or just grab something from the street carts on your way to class. The food is great and I couldn't complain about it.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this school. Everyone is a commuter; therefore, the traffic and parking spaces are crucial!

    Academic Rigor

    Just because it's a community college, doesn't mean that the classes don't challenge your mind. Different professors use different techniques to try and make the classroom fun. They have the tools and knowledge in order to teach you, you just need to bring the brain.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to school forty minutes early because if you don't, you won't find a parking space.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State provides a very nice learning environment. They provide you with the tools needed to further your education even further. It's an great school for a great price.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    A centrally located cafeteria with a variety of options.

    Dorm Life

    Doesn't have campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The switch to semesters is a little more demanding if you're used to quarters. Other then that it's not too bad, a typical college course work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend your classes and get good grades so you can transfer to the university of your choice.

    In three sentences

    It's a good starting point for your education, especially if you're not sure what you want to do. Super affordable, socially the student body is a little different then the norm.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There were a few problems this year but the school always gets things cleared up really quick.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap prices for great classes. I looked at another school that was much more expensive and I was going to learn the same things!

    What to do for fun

    Columbus state is in downtown Columbus, OH. It's close to COSI, a drive from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

    Food and Dining

    Healthy food and comfort food! Check out the Skyward Grille for awesome grilled food.

    Dorm Life

    Giving a 4 because I didn't stay in the dorms. But the rest of campus is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers and other staff are very understanding and ready to help you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the map of campus and do not get lost! Register as soon as you can to get the classes you want. Don't forget to get out and enjoy the city too! Study hard!

    In three sentences

    Columbus state has great, helpful teachers. It has a beautiful campus and a great distance learning program!

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Attend Local Sporting events like the Columbus Blue Jackets or Columbus Crew, or any Ohio State athletics. Visit the short north or arena district nearby for all kinds of fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great hotdog stand next to the Christoper Columbus Statue, along with a very nice dining hall nearby. There is a restaurant called Christopher's that I have heard students raving about.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I know there are no dorms for CSCC. I believe some of the suggested apartments for CSCC are in some undesirable parts of town. That is just my personal opinion. I would never want to live in a downtown area, but any apartments within a few miles of CSCC are pretty much downtown.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Columbus State are very forgiving. You don't get an A just for showing up but they give you plenty of opportunities to excel. Most of my classes offer an optional comprehensive final exam that can be taken in order to substitute the grade of your lowest exam score. Getting good grades was a lot more realistic for a full time employee at Columbus State than at Ohio State.

    Tips for prospective students

    I attended The Ohio State University for three years and I look back upon my experience as a big waste of time. I wish I had started at Columbus State right out of high school!

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a perfect school for anyone trying to get a college degree without becoming buried in student loans in the process. Even if you intend to get a degree from a 4 year university you can save thousands by taking 2 or even 3 years of classes here before transferring to the 4 year university of your choice. Columbus State offers lots of online classes that make it easy for you to work full time and go to school full time.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am very grateful to see a regular patrol on campus as a female. I feel secure and actually like walking around outside and not have to feel like I need an escort or body guard.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many options but, with what is here, it is appealing and actually good!

    Dorm Life

    Sorry, there is no dorm life on this campus but, I think that is a bonus to the affordability of attending Columbus State Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    Columbus State Community College has a very diverse choice of academics and the services they provide are very accessible.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest starting here to get your Associates degree and take that to the University of your choice. I would also suggest that if you are taking classes on campus, bring your map and scope out where the classes are going to be held before the actual firs day.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State Community College is a great place to start your college career. The tuition is comparable, and in many cases lower than the universities and other local colleges. There are also many services available for the new and returning students of all ages attending or intending to attend college.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is not the greatest quality. However, the bookstore has a suitable cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There are not any dorms available. Apartments near campus are typically full.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is excellent and suprising for a community college. Professors expect a student to earn their grade through hard work.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    CSCC offers many programs and sports. There are also things to do around Columbus.

    Food and Dining

    This school is located downtown. Many options for food and dining. There is also a school cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life. You could rent an apt in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class that you take. Columbus State, like every college, has easy classes as well as hard classes. Nonetheless school should be taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip that I would give is to take school seriously. Just because it is a community college does not mean the classes are easier, school is school.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a very affordable college. Yes, it is a community school and doesnt offer as much as a four year college but it does offer a very flexible class schedule. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to save money while furthing their education.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe campus. Accident can happen all the time everywhere but Columbus state community college hardly had any accident or things like robbery happen on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students between the age of 20 to 30 who want to get a 2 year degree to start a career fast.

    What to do for fun

    researches can sometime be fun. It helps to read more even if you dont want to read.

    Dorm Life

    very Good!

    Academic Rigor

    Very Good!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your notes right after class to keep track of your subjects. Remember homework deadline to avoid deducting marks. Take time to study chapters further ahead to be ahead of class.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State community college helped me to get back on track with discipline to study better. Its programs are well-maintained to transfer to higher institutes. Professors are very well-experienced.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always wait for the light to turn red before you cross the road.

    Greek Life

    CSCC doesn't have one.

    Clubs and Activities

    The TRiO services is a great help for students that need help on keeping on track through the school year.

    Great for these types of students

    How like to work on homework together.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All mu friends love to hang out in the learning computer lab.

    Bang for the buck

    Take all the free tutoring work shops if you are behind in a class.

    What to do for fun

    Love the free work out class in the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The venders are cool but need to be other places than at the front door of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Its not in my realm.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure that you turn in all assignments even if you think its not good. I shows the teacher that you at least attempted to do the assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take class the your interested in, make your education work for you and not the other way around.

    In three sentences

    I have had the greatest time here with the teachers and my class mates. The parking is not crowded and there is plenty of it. Every time we pass Campus my kids say that's were mom goes to school, its so cool.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be very careful around campus because with it being downtown there is always some kind of crime going on. Whether it is a car break in or someone on the campus with a gun. Especially women should take caution. Always walk with someone and try not to walk someone secluded or where people can't see you.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone!

    Food and Dining

    1 or 2 rating. Not my favorite. Gyro stand gets 5 stars.

    Academic Rigor

    Great 5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to always search out your classes before registration actually starts because classes go quickly especially during autumn and spring semesters.

    In three sentences

    I think that this school is great! It is convenient and cost efficient. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for an inexpensive, top notch education.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who want to save money or are undecided. It is cheaper to go to CSCC and then transfer to OSU. If you are undecided, then it is good place to figure out your major before going to a 4-year college

    What to do for fun

    I talk and hang out with some of my classmates most of the time. I will study outside if it is nice out.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. It all depends on what you get there. I like the hotdogs at the sky grill outside.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms at CSCC

    Academic Rigor

    My work load is average, but you do need to study in order to stay on track in your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is small campus, so you can not get lost nor feel overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State Community College is good place to go if you want a good quality education and small classrooms. The teachers and students are friendly. It is only a two year school, but it is an inexpensive way of going to college.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to events on campus and explore different programs that can benefit you and your education for the future. You can watch movies and listen to music or go to the gym and workout or do yoga.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, pretty expensive , but if you think its worth your money of course you're going to buy it. Again your choice !

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorms really, maybe for out-to-state students but that doesn't benefit me so i don't know much about dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you take out loans for your education make sure you manage your money very well , because interest will increase after some years and eventually you'll have to pay back 2 times the money you received. Another thing no matter what you going through make sure your education comes first and everything last. Think twice about the choices you make in life because at the end of the day its based off your decision , nobody else's. So if you want to succeed in life , keep your head in the books , then stay away from distractions . Because if you let things get in the way between your education you will not get anywhere in life and success will be far to reach.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State Community College is a great school, teachers really care about your education and their willing to help you beyond your weaknesses, they know more practice and studying you can do anything if you put your mind to it . 1-10 Columbus State Community College is a 81/2 . The campus and instructors are , so nice and makes you feel comfortable specially as a freshman all your nervousness goes away and you eventually feel like your home.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    These guys are on it! I once saw them approach a person who was not a student who came into one building to buy a soda at the machine. The campus safety officers let him buy a soda then escorted him off campus. They are courteous but committed to the safety of the students.

    Greek Life

    Again not aware of any greek life at this community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    I work full time so I'm not aware of any clubs or extra circulars, but that doesn't mean that there are none.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with full time jobs. Students looking to improve their skill set for a new career. Transfer students who do not wish to take on a lot of student debt.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of, this is a community college after all.

    Bang for the buck

    you can go full time on a Pell Grant if you qualify

    What to do for fun

    Lots of things! Columbus is a major metropolitan area. I like to check out the local music scene on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Food is prepared by students in the culinary arts program.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a full time job and pay your way through and stay at home with your parents. This will help you tremendously after graduation.

    In three sentences

    The instructors at Columbus State are knowledgeable and respectful people, and often industry professionals. The class schedule is very flexible offering classes at all hours of the day and at many different campuses. This is a great place to get an education and interact with students of all ages, backgrounds, and professions.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good. RAVE is available and it is possible to have officers escort our if you are scared to walk to your car. They patrol the parking lots at times.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek row.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are few clubs offered.

    Great for these types of students

    I would recommend CSCC for those wanting to save money and for those who are not ready to leave the high school lifestyle behind.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are not that expensive comparing it to a university. However, the classes seem to lack in challenges and relative info at times. The professors can drag on about useless things.

    Food and Dining

    It depends on what you're getting. Pizza is okay most days. Everything is expensive though so it would be best to eat at home or bring a lunch. There are two microwaves available.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus, 100% commute.

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on the class and your learning ability. The course work isn't really difficult as long as you do what your supposed to. Some classes are jokes and some you have to fights for a A.

    In three sentences

    A cheap way to receive your AS or AA and to get all GE done for future advances in education. This College feels like a bigger high school, doesn't give the college 'feel'.

  • 12/09/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    I have not visited the cafeteria yet.

    Academic Rigor

    Small classes which creates a closer bond between student and professor.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus is overall safe but we had a couple of incidents that included sexual assault. Fortunately, there are self-defense classes offered.

    Clubs and Activities

    As mentioned above, you can get into volleyball, golf, basketball and club organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    CSCC will be great for students who are in their first year of college. They'll be able to get a feel of college life without dealing with a huge crowd. The class hours are very flexible and will be good for those who are employed.

    Bang for the buck

    The class size is small which makes it easier to have one on one with the teacher.They're many services offered for those who are having trouble with their studies.

    What to do for fun

    You can get into sports that consist of volleyball, basketball, golf etc. Also, there's club organizations to get into.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is clean and organized. Also, there's a wide variety of food to choose from. It's a great place to eat and relax and take a load off after a class or two.

    Academic Rigor

    If you receive financial aid, you have to make sure you maintain a 2.0 GPA. If you get below that, you could possibly get on academic probation and the worst case scenario, you could get expelled.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the tips I would offer is to take advantage of your teacher. If you need any assistance, don't hesitate to ask a question. Another tip is to make sure you know exactly what you would like to major in which goes for any school you would like to attend. Also, make sure you pick classes early for they fill up quickly.

    In three sentences

    My experience at Columbus State Community college has been fantastic. Most of my classes were online but I did attend a few classes on campus. The teachers are very easygoing, understanding and they pry themselves on making you a better student throughout the semester.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are many after class clubs to join as well as many activities to check out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work for what you dream... nothing is ever guaranteed. So te best ting for anyone to do is to work hard for what matters to you.

    In three sentences

    Columbus state community college is nothing compared to what I am use too. The classes available just within these walls are unbelievable. Many friendly face, Students and teachers combined.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of groups on campus that you can get affiliated with and enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of food which is great, and the big cafeteria is huge and has a lot of choices along with the many cart stations outside.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms on campus because it is closer to my house so I can drive, but I like the fact that everything is right there and easy to get to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the willingness of your professors help and welcoming personalities. It really is a great school to attend especially if you are into smaller classroom sizes.

    In three sentences

    It is a close nit campus. Full of fun and laughter. The classrooms and teachers are always willing to help when ever you need them.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do have public safety around a lot and driving around . Also if you aren't feeling safe you can request public safety to walk you to your car at any time and they will.

    What to do for fun

    Always getting to know people to find more about whats out there and there is always times to go to the gym to play different sports and activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good, depending on what you get. They do need a little more variety from day to day basis.

    Dorm Life

    There is not dorms on campus but many people find places close or on OSU campus to live.

    Academic Rigor

    It is nice to get into sports here to know some people and it makes it a lot better experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is easy to get from building to building which is nice, many teachers want to help you if you show you want it and be prepared to study.

    In three sentences

    It has been worked on and looking a lot nicer. Although too many people smoke on the campus all the time it is fairly clean. It is overall a fairly nice school.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Columbus State has sports and clubs that you can get into. Just look online on their website and you'll find many.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually not that bad and they have a lot to choose from with decent prices.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd say a tip for Columbus State is to either schedule your classes earlier or later in the day to beat traffic. It's easier to find parking spaces when it's earlier on in the day or later.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is very cheap and is easy to transfer to about anywhere. Most proffesors are very personable and want to help you on your journey. The campus is small so there are smaller class sizes and more one on one attention from your professors.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have visible campus police.

    Greek Life

    Not aware of any fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    More than I can list here.

    Great for these types of students

    Returning to school, Parents, Working professionals, Single parents, busy people looking to retool their skill sets, Folks on a tight budget

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Theater and Basketball at a community college. There is a ton of stuff to get in to.

    Bang for the buck

    It's the cheapest tuition in the state and everyone seems to be impressed with the education here. Prestige on a frugal budget.

    What to do for fun

    Right on top of downtown in the best city in Ohio.

    Food and Dining

    Cart vendors, cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You will impress your fellow students with what you know when you transfer into a Bachelors program, so I've heard.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are great opportunities here. Take advantage of the staff which have all been where you're going.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State has a great philosophy on keeping tuition low. The instructors are focused more on what you will need to work in the field than theory. It is diverse and offers class schedules for any life.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus. It is well lit and there are almost always people around. You can even get an escort to and from classes from campus security if you request it. There are also alerts that are sent straight to your phone about anything from power outages or gas leaks to campus closures or and reported violence. I have mostly only received notices of power outages during bad storms though.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure if there are any Fraternities or Sororities here. That is not something that I have been particularly interested in.

    Clubs and Activities

    Columbus State Leadership Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the Federal Work Study Program are a few activities that I enjoy. There are many things you can get involved in though at Columbus State. It is what you make of it. I am also looking into the Study Abroad opportunities available to me, as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone would benefit from attending classes here. It is inexpensive and flexible and credits transfer fairly easily to other universities if you plan to continue on to a four-year degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Aquinas Hall is a beautiful historic building that is located right on campus. It is one of my favorites in all of Columbus.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I have definitely gotten my money's worth since I have been in attendance here. It has been so helpful for me as a mom with a full-time job to be able to take classes online and in the evening. I am trying to get everything I can from my experience and have had many opportunities for advancement and networking. I am also in my second internship. It is amazing to me that I am able to get this experience at a community collage.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to participate in throughout the year on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, but there are not many vegetarian options available after breakfast.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education classes are difficult, but the courses I have taken for my major have not been nearly as rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Review all of their scholarship opportunities. Those can be found in the financial aid section of the CSCC website.

    In three sentences

    This is a good place to start if you are an adult learner and have a hectic schedule. It is very affordable and flexible. The faculty is usually very helpful and attentive.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt like I was in danger while at CSCC and I take a lot of night classes. You can get an escort at night if you need to, and the area is pretty well lit at night. It's also pretty busy in the streets, and there's campus security.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with Chris Columbus.

    Food and Dining

    I have never bought food from the cafeteria, and I don't go there often as it's usually busy. It seems a fair place though.

    In three sentences

    CSCC is a nice community college. The professors that I have had have all been really great, and there's many different types of people. A nice education for a fair price.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The Short North

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to go it alone but if you are disciplined its a great way to get your first two years out of the way for a lower cost.

    In three sentences

    Classes are very affordable. Difficult to receive help without going to campus. Easy classes.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency areas located all around campus and the campus parking lot. There is also options to have security guards walk you out to your car if you feel threatened or just do not want to walk to your car alone.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there is a prosperous community just waiting for you to join. On Delaware campus you are minutes away from the thriving city of Delaware, Ohio. Not only is there parks like Smith and Mingo, There is also a bountiful amount of restaurants, historical cites, and scenery to explore.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is reasonable and healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm I live off campus in Delaware.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are set to take at your own pace and with that you have to have the self motivation to do so. Procrastination is always an option at this college but never let it get to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a student wanting to attend Columbus State I would advise to do all for your homework and always study before taking any test.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a school where you are able to work at your own pace. The school has a plethora of knowledgeable teachers who are always willing to help you, even when you are not in class. It is a great starter school for anyone who would want to transfer to a four year university.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Columbus State security and police department are always nearby.

    Great for these types of students

    Older Students looking for another degree, students who likes a close face to face encounter with the teacher and those type of students who like everything nearby.

    Bang for the buck

    very affordable, about 1/8 the price of Ohio State when I calculated the tuition

    Food and Dining

    great variety of food located on campus.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms are available that I know of

    Tips for prospective students

    You wont find a better classroom than at Columbus State. Its easier to learn than compared to the enormous class size of most neighboring universities

    In three sentences

    Its a great place to start your degree. The people are friendly, the class size is small and the professors are excellent and always willing to help out. I'm glad I chose it.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never experienced any problems regarding my own safety. I do know that we are located on the East side of Columbus and just a few streets over the area isn't very friendly. However, our campus police force is great. I always see them driving around, riding bicycles, and monitoring the campus. One time I even saw them jump a young girl's car when her car battery died.

    Greek Life

    I recently was accepted to Phi Theta Kappa which is an honor society that raises money for scholarships. It's a great community, with friendly members.

    Clubs and Activities

    CSCC offers quite a few clubs, like the Ambassador Leadership Program, chess club, a weightlifting club, Pre-Law Association, and many more. It all depends on how passionate the students are about getting involved, but if they want it, the chances are that CSCC will have it or provide it.

    Great for these types of students

    CSCC is great for all students who are dedicated to gaining a great education, but perhaps are ill-equipped in the finance department. CSCC provides a great education at a great cost.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The third floor, in the back right corner of the library is the best place to study. I have finished so many projects tucked away in that nook.

    Bang for the buck

    You can't go wrong starting off at CSCC, especially if you're thinking about going to Ohio State University. You will save a lot of money by taking classes at CSCC and then transferring them to OSU. Plus, you can pick up an associate's degree in the meantime.

    What to do for fun

    Nestor Hall is a great place to hang out and meet new people in between classes. It's like a small community of students hanging out and playing games. There's foosball, ping-pong, video games, and other things to do as well. Personally, I like to spend a little time in the fitness center whenever I get the chance.

    Food and Dining

    I was about to give CSCC four stars for their dining, but then I remembered how expensive it is. They offer a great range of food and beverage items, but they charge $6 for a five pieces of sushi and they charge $1.75 for a cup of coffee. Students need their coffee!

    Academic Rigor

    Although most of CSCC's classes can transfer into Ohio State, it isn't a four year college. There is only so much academic rigor that can be fulfilled at a two-year college. However, of the classes they do offer it is top-notch material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remember to stay ahead of schedule. It's easy to fall behind, because almost all of CSCC's curriculum is comparable to Ohio State's curriculum. One of my professors told us that one of the most important things students can do is: get up, dress up, and show up. I couldn't agree more.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Columbus State Community College is a great place to start your education. Our professors care about teaching their students and most of the students are dedicated to learning. It's always a good sign to see that our library is jam-packed full of students quietly studying away,

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Although there is a cafeteria on campus, the food carts, food trucks, and area dining options offer better quality and pricing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not available on this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Many students at this school only attempt to get through their classes, not excel. If you make a serious effort to do well, your efforts will be rewarded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you connect with any faculty members who's services you may require throughout the semester as soon as possible. Due to the fact that it is a community college, the free services (such as tutoring) full up very quickly.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs on campus

    Food and Dining

    Not really much of a selection on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic's are average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get all of your financial aid in order.

    In three sentences

    I think that Columbus State is a great starting school. This school has a transfer system that will allow you to transfer almost anywhere. The school is great with trying to help you find schools to graduate at.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Quite often there are car break-ins, muggings, and an occasional rape or stabbing. Definitely lacking in security.

    Great for these types of students

    Broke!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the extremely unique, large statue of Christopher Columbus in the middle of campus - a regular meeting point.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price, CSCC is great as long as you get what you pay for. Canceling classes is a big deal to me and CSCC is the worst I've ever seen for this.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus. There are game nights, special events for all groups, and many live speakers that make their way to the CSCC campus.

    Food and Dining

    As with most colleges, the food is lacking. You are better off packing your lunch, versus eating here!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The quality of education you receive is comparable to that of Franklin U and OSU, as many of the faculty also teach at those colleges. Many classes transfer easily to other colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go to CSCC, go with a specific purpose - do not try to get a degree. CSCC is best for people taking classes to transfer back to your college of choice.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State Community College (CSCC) is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to remain stuck in park with their education. With poor quality advising and classes that always get cancelled due to low enrollment, CSCC is the best place to go if you never want to see a graduation.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Leaving.

    Academic Rigor

    Easy classes from what I've had.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into transferring. CSCC has lots of agreements with other schools and I think its a great place to start.

    In three sentences

    Cheap and easy. Located close by in downtown Columbus and has regional learning centers. Isn't very fun to attend.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Psi

    What to do for fun

    They have all sorts of classes you can take like kickboxing, and zumba.

    Tips for prospective students

    Columbus State is a great place to start.

    In three sentences

    I have been attending Columbus State Community College since Autumn of 2011. I really enjoy attending this college because they have everything that I was looking for, and the professors are great and very helpful. I fell hard on times with some family issues, and the counselors offered me help in my situation and were very caring, I took a quarter off so that I can get my life in order so that I can focus on school when I go back. I plan to go back in the winter to finish out my degree.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security is all over the place, but they don't have guns so they are a joke.

    Greek Life

    I don't know what Greek is.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are weak.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to food cart.

    Bang for the buck

    extremely cheap.

    What to do for fun

    They have public lectures and guest speakers.

    Food and Dining

    No fast food around.

    Academic Rigor

    Good teachers. Easy to get to. Small classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for grants. Make time to study. be sure you want to go.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a outstandingly cheep school. On average the teacher are well-rounded. In addition, the value of the education is high.

  • 06/01/2013

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

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    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms to live in so i gave i 1 star.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn as much as possible in math, reading, and righting as all . 1st time students are required to take a test an like all colleges sign up for a lot of colleges and dont forget to study.

    In three sentences

    if you don't live in the Midwest be careful about the climate and weather ohio isn't the place for college if you hate long cold winters or humid summers.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    if you work full time, or are very busy in general, CSCC is good for working with your schedule.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms so I couldn't tell you.

    Tips for prospective students

    get your fafsa done asap and don't take on more classes than you can handle. If you have to work full time, take only 2 classes max.

    In three sentences

    This is an ideal college if you want to save money. It's cheap and the professors are pretty good. I'm happy with my decision.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This is my first semester at Columbus State Community College. I have found so far the flexibility of times for classes is awesome. I am looking forward to registering for online classes due to my work schedule.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can join the athletic clubs and activities ,also the gym is free to join.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat there but it looks like a nice food court area like in a mall.

    Dorm Life

    No housing at Columbus state but apartments around the area.

    Academic Rigor

    It matters what instructor you have in your class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have an car to commute to the main campus or the regional campuses will be your best friend.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a decent school to go to finish your general education.The staff will work with you if you have patience to wait.The resources there are helpful if you need help with your education.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plays, and clubs, and a place called nestor hall where you play video games and just chill and make new friends. They have a gym and a library on campus, but you can go to the book store cafe and hang out as well .

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard because classes aren,t easy. Party less.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a great community college. The professors care about helping out the students. When I go there I feel like I can have fun earning my degree.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Each credit hour is only a 1/3 of what OSU is, and you can transfer them over to OSU.

    What to do for fun

    They have yoga classes, and fun days. Student gym and nice book store.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines and food truck.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books, bring them to class, don't bring your cell phones.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are helpful, kind, and the class size in Delaware is small. I love the kids that go to this school. Getting signed up for classes is simple and straightforward.

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 137

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out with people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen to your professors, they know a little about everything.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school for people who are looking to get their general classes out of the way for cheap. Without columbus state, I wouldn't been able to attend college. I thanks columbus state for making it possible for me to attend college.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The cost is affordable and they have payment plans that make it much easier for a part time working college student to pay as you go. I feel like the classes are so focused on students learning and the teachers seem to want you to succeed that the cost is great compared to other schools.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be a little pricey but still very tasty. has the greasy college food but also has some healthy alternatives.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    In three sentences

    This school is much more focused on the student learning. The classes are small and much more personal than a large lecture. Its overall a great school.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    good

    Greek Life

    Wonderful

    Great for these types of students

    Disability students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the shade when its warm outside.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask.

    In three sentences

    They help with what every you need help with. If they don't now your answer they will go find out and come back to you. Help you with your next steps.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those that don't know what they want to do, but haven't started school yet. Or for those who want to change careers and it's one of the ones CSCC has. Working during the day and courses at night work out pretty well.

    Bang for the buck

    Best deal in the Central Ohio area. You don't pay much per credit hour, nor do you pay for unneeded classes.

    What to do for fun

    I have not participated in too many activities at cscc because I work full time, as well. But I have gone to some of the fairs and displays set up by the art department for the city.

    Food and Dining

    They have some pretty typical cafeteria style offerings and some deli fare.

    Dorm Life

    There are not dorms at cscc. I wish there was that option when I was starting college.

    Academic Rigor

    The degrees are really tailored to the specific concentration, so you aren't spending tons of time on classes that are not related and too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really look at the descriptions of the degrees and speak with the advisors so you don't change your major when you see all the other offerings they have.

    In three sentences

    A well rounded education. An affordable education in a great location. A great starter college or transition college.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Lots of good food choices in the cafeteria and around town.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Columbus State.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Great to start off with - the people are very nice and they truly try to help you succeed. I've had family members interact with CSCC and have only good things to say about it!

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Decent.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms- commuter campus

    Academic Rigor

    Easy classes and several resources to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized and learn professors' names. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    Amazingly diverse and accommodating for all students.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    114 of 137

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Cops everywhere. Love the RAVE system that keeps then in touch with you if ever you are on campus late and you want them to be aware of your walk to the car. They are also quick to send out notifications in the event of an emergency like your car getting stolen. They are super helpful.

    Greek Life

    honors society available

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that need to be watched or paid attention to in order to get work done. In a smaller class, you stick out out if you don't know what is going on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The massive, colossal, gigantic statue of Christopher Columbus smack in the middle of campus. Can't miss it.

    Bang for the buck

    Free printing. Small classes makes for one-on-one attention. Cheaper fees than most big colleges. Easy transferability to big colleges especially Ohio State!

    What to do for fun

    Lots of societies and organizations to join. A free gym too.

    Food and Dining

    There are vegetarian options at the cafeteria including sushi and a black bean burger :)

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    I've learnt so much at CSCC that all my misconceptions about community colleges were shot down within weeks of my first semester. They are professional and supply a first-rate education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with assignments, deadlines and blackboard :)

    In three sentences

    Columbus State makes you feel like you're not just a number in a massive lecture hall where the instructor doesn't even know who you are. This type of close interaction makes you want to work harder and be a better student because you aren't faceless and nameless. Instructors are also very personable and approachable and timely with their responses.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have security that is visible around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    As aforementioned their are many and many more to be created!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very affordable compared to other schools in the area.

    What to do for fun

    As with any campus there are plenty of student organizations to join and activities on campus year round.

    Food and Dining

    Our cafeteria is diverse and it is always clean.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but I have never heard complaints from people who do.

    Academic Rigor

    Your courses do challenge you so be ready to work! However, after you learn how to manage your time you can get the work done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work with your advisors and you will never go wrong!

    In three sentences

    The instructors are experienced in their respective teaching fields. The schedules are flexible in-class and online courses. They have numerous resources to help you through school.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Amazing, everyone will watch out for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of them!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Wants something simple and less overwhelming, also cheaper!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't been at the school long enough to know enough about this except that the school is about the environment.

    Bang for the buck

    I recommend this school for anyone who just wants something simple and not too complex.

    What to do for fun

    Well, there are all types of clubs/groups to join in t. There are also new people that you meet in your classes, so it is fun no matter what.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great no matter what!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but from what I have heard it is a huge learning experience. It helps you to grow up and think responsibly.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is very serious so take all of your classes seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn something new. Never ever procrastinate, get things done asap. Pay attention because different teachers will test you to see if you were paying attention in their classes or not. Be responsible , if you miss a class or something, make sure you are prepared to catch up.

    In three sentences

    The professors are really caring and understanding if you aren't understanding something in their class. Do not be afraid to ask questions, that is what the employees are there for! Love this college!!

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Financial, Its unbeatable. Academically, its exceptional.

    What to do for fun

    There are dozens of student clubs. I often see groups of students playing hacky sack, kicking around a soccer ball or skateboarding.

    Food and Dining

    A large variety of fresh food and drinks in the cafeteria as well at several hotdog and gyro stand around campus. I love the Chinese food!

    Dorm Life

    CSCC doesn't have student housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes seem tough such as my accounting and math classes but if classes we're easy you wouldn't be learning much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your general education courses first. Especially if you plan to transfer to another institution. Speak with advisers to make sure your not wasting time and money on unnecessary classes. The Writing Center at Columbus State Community College is top notch.

    In three sentences

    Its very affordable. Great programs with many transfer opportunities in Ohio. The amount of one on one help you can get from the professors was surprising.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Columbus has a great night life and there's always things going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I absolutely love the cafeteria on campus and there is a wide variety of choices. Great prices too. Also a coffee shop located in the bookstore which is pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    Average, if you're having problems there are tons of tutoring opportunities and the professors are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of campus activities, fairs, clubs, academic help, etc.

    In three sentences

    Columbus state is full of opportunities. Is a great education for the money spend. Is full of professors willing to make sure you're on the right track.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You could go to an expensive school for the same price because of the way they teach and cram courses you end up having to take courses over and over to pass. Plus there are no tutors, no help at all. You are on your own here.

    What to do for fun

    Don't really know, with all the courses I have to take not much time left for fun.

    Food and Dining

    ok but I usually eat before going

    Dorm Life

    live at home

    Academic Rigor

    Extreme

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure this is the place you want to go and that you are a do it yourself person, if you are wanting help then this is not the place to go.

    In three sentences

    This is an ok school but they use a lot of outdated material and they cram 2 and 3 courses into one course, they don't raise the credits so you are stuck taking 4-5 courses per semester just to qualify. After 1st year most courses are nights and weekends only and there's really no help. I'm in the software developer field and they do not have ANY tutors for this area. The class is so crammed with information that the professors don't have time to help you and the lab time is non existent, they lecture through it. I have disabilities and the school may care but most of the professors do not; they have even told me so.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    CSCC has the classic hotdog stands, boodle stands, or a cafe that has coffee, pizza, and other quick, easy meals.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't been in a dorm, but my friends said the cleanliness is okay, aside from the rowdiness that goes on.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are serious about their class and provide much help. Classes are worth their credit hours.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a great college because it provides a wide variety of affordable classes. Columbus state also allows transfer classes to OSU or other colleges. The community is great with many clubs and tutoring offered, as well as counseling.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe because there are active campus and city police patrolling the campus area constantly. The Public Safety department also provides services such as escorts to one's vehicle and a campus-wide texting/e-mail service called Rave that alerts all students enrolled at Columbus State of crimes such as car break-ins and stolen items.

    Greek Life

    There are not really any fraternities or sororities at Columbus State Community College, so I cannot comment on this.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs such as the Psychology Club and the Student Engagement and Leadership organization that focuses on community and student services. Also, of course, anyone is welcome to start up their own club if they so desire. This college doesn't have as many clubs and organizations as larger universities, but that definitely does not mean someone cannot get involved in student life, especially given the college's closeness with Ohio State University.

    Great for these types of students

    Columbus State is great for those that want to go to college, but might not be able to afford time or money to a full university right away or at all. I see people from all ages, ranging from fresh out of high school to mid-20s, even 30s, 40s, and on up. This really diversifies the student base and makes it a more interesting place to be in general. I think because of this Columbus State is great for people returning to school after a long period of time, young people that have taken a break after high school that need to ease back into the academic world, or just plain 18-19 year old college freshmen. The students and staff make it an easy place to be if being in college is a struggle for you, so really, Columbus State serves most people I can think of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not quite know about any sort of unusual traditions or locations, but Nestor Hall and the cafeteria can hold some quite interesting people if you look hard enough!

    Bang for the buck

    I think Columbus State is a great value for the money you spend because you can not only take classes downtown or in one of many regional campuses, but there are other fun things to do in between studying. In my first semester, I only had one class downtown, and the rest I could take just a couple of miles from my house. Columbus State also plans to expand to another large campus near Delaware, OH, which, based on what I have heard from my friends, is turning out very nicely. The people are also, as I've said before, incredibly helpful, and there are several places where you can receive tutoring or writing help if you struggle in certain areas. The library is also a member of OhioLINK, which can order books for your research projects from all over the state, saving you loads of time trying to sort out sources online or driving out to libraries far and wide to pick them up, and also subscribes to WorldCat, which carries books from around the world.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few things you can do for fun at Columbus State. I would say the most fun thing is to talk to new people and have interesting conversations that might be harder to come by in a different setting. Columbus State also has a gym if you want to work out. If you feel like relaxing, you can head over to Nestor Hall, which has a television that is almost always hooked up to some sort of gaming console. There are also quite a few people that play card games such as Magic: The Gathering. There's also a ping pong table, and tournaments are played regularly there. Sometimes plays are on in the theatre, and the campus hosts events around holidays also. Columbus State also has several sports teams if you want to get involved in athletics.

    Food and Dining

    The food is superior and the personnel are incredibly friendly. Even if Columbus State isn't in a location with many places to eat, I am definitely satisfied with the food in the cafeteria at all hours of the day. They serve breakfast sandwiches and donuts at breakfast time, and make burgers, chicken fingers, chicken sandwiches, various wraps, salads and cold sandwiches, pizza, Bosco sticks, as well as Asian cuisine such as lo mein and fried rice the rest of the day. The lunch room is also a very nice place to meet new people or relax in between classes with friends.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Columbus State Community College, so I cannot comment on this.

    Academic Rigor

    I would not say this is the most rigorous academic environment, but you are still expected to care about the work you are given and get along with your instructors and classmates as an adult would. The assignments definitely demand time management skills and focus. By attending a community college, it is expected that you learn to adapt to heavier workloads, especially if you want to attend a more stringent 4-year university.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may seem like it will be high school all over again, but there are far higher expectations. You are treated like an adult, and there is little room for negotiation as far as when assignments are due and when you need to attend class. Most of the things you got away with in high school will not work in any college. If you work hard and don't blow off any homework or important assignments, you will do fine and enjoy your time at Columbus State while still getting to where you need to be.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is pleasant and the people, both students and staff alike, are helpful. I feel more confident going to a full 4-year university now that I have had a good college experience at Columbus State. I would recommend this college to anyone wanting to get a degree while also accommodating their busy life and academic needs.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This school's a public school and it's downtown so that means anyone can walk around campus. We have campus police nearby for help but that doesn't cure everything. While I never came across anything myself, there have been incidences of rape and car theft.

    Great for these types of students

    I think this school is great for people who are still unsure of the exact details of where they want to go in life. It's relatively close to home and inexpensive.

    What to do for fun

    There's literally nothing to do on campus that's designed specifically for fun. Unless you count studying as fun.

    Food and Dining

    They have an okay selection at the café. There's yogurts, salads, burgers, doughnuts, etc. Most of the tables are inside but there's a few outside as well. I'd say it's reasonably priced (but I'd still rather go to McDonald's.)

    Dorm Life

    We currently don't have dorms here but I heard from a teacher that they're thinking about changing that.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, I believe it all depends on which class you're taking and who's your instructor. Most of the classes for me where easy to get by, and I absorbed important information. But I think it's fairly important to keep reminders of what's due when or else you won't pass.

    In three sentences

    I'd say this college is average. It's not too exciting but it's not too poor either. They offer free counseling and career services, which I think is cool.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The downtown location of Columbus State presents real safety cahllenges, and incidents do occur. however, CSCC does have an excellent record of enforcing law and order and informing students of road closures and public safety issues on campus. Regular emails keep student life at fingers reach, and campus police have a visible presence. No issues here.

    Greek Life

    None to speak of

    Clubs and Activities

    They are plentiful on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Working adults, Self-paying students, Students with children, Budget conscious learners, continuing ed students, career minded education, Veterans, older students, People changing careers,recent High school graduates, Unconventional students, Students with disabilities, foreign students. Engineering students, Hospitality students, Culinary arts students, Nursing students, Personal training students, Management students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Excellent architecture, and a diverse student body. No particular traditions I am aware of that are quirky enough to note.

    Bang for the buck

    An inexpensive first 2 years for the rest of your career! However, if you have questions, answers are often very hard to find.

    What to do for fun

    CSCC has a gym, clubs, activities, interest groups, a fine downtown location, and a wealth of things to keep you occupied should you have time between studies!

    Food and Dining

    food is offered at the cafe and other vendors on campus, all of which is quite good and easily affordable!

    Dorm Life

    No experience in this arena for you.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses in the engineering departments are those I know best. All very logically organized, and as intimidating and daunting as the material can be, I have found inspiration and renewed determination in the curriculums the departments have designed. If you apply yourself and use your time well, A's are easily attainable. It is not easier than a University to excel, it is however more likely. I have been stressed, broken down, exhausted and ultimately rebuilt by the faculty and programs here. Having attended OSU, I feel Columbus State is superior in some ways. Having many of the same instructors in a smaller class at a lower price, the quality is here at CSCC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the orientations, and don't be shy about asking questions. If the faculty were not so excellent and helpful, this experience would just be too much for many who attend here. The other students with whom you attend are a valuable resource for experience, necessary as Financial aid and student advising are completely and infuriatingly useless. Know your program, and the department heads and faculty who can help you. In my experience, they will! great people are found here, but they are the students and professors. Administration is bizarre and non functional in many instances, although well meaning I'm sure.

    In three sentences

    The Academic and Financial Aid advising services are next to zero. The professors are almost entirely exemplary, and the price is excellent. A practical education in your field, and an education on how NEVER to handle customer service.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym, walk around the campus downtown. Downtown Columbus has limitless opportunities for fun activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to an academic adviser before your first semester. I did not, and although I made my way through, it would have proven much easier had I taken the time to go meet with one of the caring advisers.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State makes each student feel wanted. Columbus State creates an environment that is open for questions. Columbus State's academic advisers truly know what they are doing and care for each student's future.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the TV lounge or the library

    Food and Dining

    Affordable.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not quite difficult but keeps you on your toes

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the bus.

    In three sentences

    It's efficient and pleasant. Very open for new students. Diversity is great.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I love having the small coffee shop in Columbus State's bookstore. I get to shop for supplies and textbooks then relax for a few minutes with a warm cup of coffee.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live at home. CSCC had apartments around their campus, but I don't have the money to move into my own place.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is not presented at CSCC. They have a large amount of staff and students to help each other when in need. I have had instructors help me a lot after a class.

    In three sentences

    CSCC is a wonderful college to start out at after high school. I have meet great instructors that spend time with you when you are lost or don't understand something. Scheduling fits perfectly into my busy lifestyle outside of school.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus has lots of spots for lounging and their is an amazing gym and auditorium.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has lots of amazing choices and everything is reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are easy to follow and is at a pace to allow students time to feel comfortable with the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get a jump start on getting all your information and turn them in as soon as possible to make sure everything is in order.

    In three sentences

    Columbus state community college is and amazing school. The teachers take plenty of time to work with the students to insure their success. And the class sizes are small enough to allow students to adjust to the atmosphere.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police do a great job.

    Greek Life

    none.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some clubs on campus, but not as many as you would find at a four year university.

    Great for these types of students

    All types, especially those who need a smaller class size or developmental education classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before CSCC was built, the land it is on was once a graveyard. There is still a tombstone on campus by the Christopher Columbus statue. See if you can find it!

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are great at CSCC and it is the prefect place to begin your bachelors.

    What to do for fun

    There are places all around campus for fun, including the coffee shop above the bookstore and the video game room in Nestor hall. There are also many student activities during the school term, so get involved!

    Food and Dining

    Food tends to be a little overpriced, but there is a nice selection. Most of the time you can buy food from the food trucks for a good prices.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because CSCC is a community college does not make it easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for all the scholarships that are offered by the school and attend as many campus events as you can.

    In three sentences

    CSCC is a great place to start your academic career. There are many scholarship opportunities and activities to make new friends. I would recommend this school to anyone who is excited about going to college to better themselves.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think they have great safety. If there are any problems the entire campus gets emailed.

    Greek Life

    I am currently not available for this youth life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently a member of the following clubs OCPA (Ohio Crime Prevention Association IDLS ( International Deans List Society Village at Galloway Ridge Board President Shamrock Club ( Irish family club

    Great for these types of students

    If you plan on going to school online, Blackboard and your teachers are great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since I am not on campus that much I do not know of any spots yet.

    Bang for the buck

    At the cafe you can usually get a special and that usually saves me a lot of money.

    What to do for fun

    Currently I am taking flying lessons, spending summers with my grandkids, going to the drive in in the summer with my wife, and just spending quite time alone.

    Food and Dining

    When I am at the main campus I have ate at the cafeteria. They had a larger, healthier selection than I expected. They offer a wide variety of items.

    Dorm Life

    I current own my own home and live 20 miles from the campus. So my dorm life is with my wife and my beautiful dog.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been inducted into the International Deans List Society. During my first semester I was asked to set in on a panel board for the colleges development of programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    First tip is don't be scared. This is a big step. My second tip is to utilize all the resources that the college has for you to use. Even though I am going to class online I have been given a lot of help. If you are going mostly online, don't be afraid of the online format , Blackboard. No matter what age you are, where you are from, or what you can do, Columbus State is there for you and they will make sure you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Even though Columbus State is rather big, they do have many classes available at all times of the day. Some of my professors have been there for me when I really needed help. As an older, more mature student, I have come to see that Columbus State is viable for all ages.

  • 03/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Can be scary, but there is a police department just for the campus. I just would recommend being alone at night!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs, basketball and volleyball. I wish there were sports!

    Bang for the buck

    Good education for a small price!

    What to do for fun

    There are volleyball and basketball games which are always fun! Also there are many different groups and organizations to join.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is good, but extremely overpriced with no meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Many people believe community colleges have easy classes. This is not true! Classes can be very difficult and challenging!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I would give would be to take English courses online, unless you are majoring in English. Also, I would say do not try to hurry along and just through school. If you need to take an introductory course, do it! Do not just go into the higher course so you can transfer and finish school earlier.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State Community College is a extraordinary college to attend. It is small and is a nice transfer from college. There is a lot of diversity and not only do the students receive an education, but also learn to adapt to many different cultural environments.

  • 04/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm really not involved in college life on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Average

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    It is about average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of tutoring services early in the semester.

    In three sentences

    This a a great place to start your college experience. It is a good introduction to college level work and financially a good decision to take courses there and transfer to your college of choice.

  • 05/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CSCC has their own police force. It is rare to walk around campus for more than 2 minutes without seeing a security officer patrolling the area.

    Greek Life

    I have not personally experienced this aspect of Columbus State.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs are offered at CSCC to meet people with similar intrests, network with individuals and groups of people that are integrated with your career and field of study, and to have fun with peers and escape some of the pressures of intense courses.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who didn't do so well in High school and are looking to start college with a strong GPA, have been out of school for a while and are looking for a place to ease back into good study habits, or are short on money and need some education to advance in their career field are students that would fit well with the culture and style of Columbus State.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have never taken to time to meet with him myself, but I've heard around campus that the Dean likes to get to know the students and encourages them so set up lunch meetings with him simply to get to know them.

    Bang for the buck

    Columbus State's low tuition rates make it almost impossible to say no to getting an education. It is also a great place to get prerequisit courses out of the way for cheaper before transfering to a different University.

    What to do for fun

    Given that there are no requirement to stay on campus most students do not spend much time on campus for recreational reasons. Those students that do typically spend time playing video games and ping pong on the main floor of Nestor Hall.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a wide variety of food options. There are no food plans at Columbus State. There are also food carts on main campus in the courtyard which is nice when you are in the mood for a quick lunch.

    Dorm Life

    There are no on-campus living options at CSCC.

    Academic Rigor

    Community colleges have a bad reputation of being too easy. I have only taken accounting courses and a few other basic academic courses, therefore I cannot speak for CSCC's other programs, but the accounting courses I took were challenging and overall a huge commitment.

    Tips for prospective students

    If students are not sure what career is right for them Columbus State is a college that will support them through any path they decide to take, even if it means transfering credits to a different University.

    In three sentences

    CSCC is a great place to get a quality education for individuals on a tight budget. The dedicated professors are always willing to meet with students one on one outside of class for further clarification of concepts related to the course. Also, students that wish to continue their education outside of Columbus State have many options of Universities that will accept transfer credits from CSCC.

  • 05/18/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes you seem to take classes that have nothing to do with your major, so it seems that you are wasting your money and time.

    What to do for fun

    Sitting out on campus on a nice day is always fun. Going into the open labs and study groups are fun too. You meet new people and make new friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would say that you should don't overload yourself with a lot of classes, it can get tough. Time management is really important.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State community College is an awesome college for students coming right out of high school and for those who have not been in school for a long time. It is a very affordable college, which most community colleges are, but they are very affordable. They also have caring professors who take time out to make sure you know your materials and keep you on the right track.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Meet new people, and be interactive with everybody.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is good, I would suggest you eat before you go to class though

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are college classes. In my opinion they were not that bad. If you have good study habits you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, and take the classes serious.

    In three sentences

    Columbus State is a very diverse college. You see all kinds of people. Overall Columbus State is a good college if you are there for the right reason. You have to want to get your degree, and push your self.

  • 06/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Right out of High School

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is cheap and classes are pretty good, all credits may not transfer be careful of what school you're looking to transfer to.

    Food and Dining

    Never ate on campus

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt that Columbus state classes were academically challenging and manageable .

    Tips for prospective students

    Sit down with your adviser every semester if they will even talk to you. Distance learning offers many different locations closer to home.

    In three sentences

    Good start right out of high school while still trying to figure out what major interests you the most while not paying too much per credit hour. Did not get any academic advising or help scheduling classes like many universities would. Small class sizes and professors are pretty much down the middle, really great or really bad.

  • 07/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is not in the best area of the city. But, when you're on campus, you don't feel un-safe. It is very small, and all the buildings are located within 30 seconds to 2 minutes of each other. Like any campus, if you are there for a later class, be cautious, and be aware. But, like I said, you have to do that no matter what school you attend. There is always campus security around.

    Greek Life

    Besides Phi Theta Kappa, an honor student fraternity, there is no greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Although I do not belong to any, there are still plenty of options to participate and find friends at CSCC. There organizations for political interest, community service, honors, career or degree specific, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Wants to save money and get their first two years/associates done before transferring, students who may not necessarily know what they want to do, non-traditional students, and people who don't have a ton of money to afford an education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not to my knowledge.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap classes, fairly good education. I pay out of state tuition, and I still am very content with the price I pay. Also, they offer plenty of Financial Aid options.

    What to do for fun

    Because it is a commuter school, a lot of people live out in the suburbs, by OSU, etc. This causes a common problem of just staying within your daily schedule, or staying within your comfort zone. Columbus is the capital of Ohio. In the city itself, there is around a million people. Although it is no Chicago, Columbus is a beautiful city. Like I mentioned before, there are plenty of restaurants to dine at all around the city, and into the suburbs. Along with bars. But, if you are looking for a cheap/free option; there are still things to do, you just have to be willing to look a little. There are tons of neighborhoods through out the city to explore, such as Short North and German Village. Columbus has also made a huge effort to create plenty of parks hidden through out that are all beautiful. Some include, Columbus Commons, Schiller Park, The Rose Garden, Gooddale Park, etc. In the summer, the Columbus Commons hosts free events through out the week. There is also the Scioto Mile, located on Front St. It is a walkway that runs along the Scioto River, and is beautiful. If you have a little cash to spend, go to North Market, and enjoy one of 30 food vendors. It is a great, and welcoming environment with plenty of unique food choices. There is plenty more, you just have to be willing to take the time to really explore, and not stick within the CSCC bubble.

    Food and Dining

    CSCC's campus food is actually pretty good. They have the main cafeteria, which gives you a fairly good variety at not terrible prices. Along with that, during the summer, there is always various food trucks every week for variety. During the school year, to my knowledge, there is the same one or two that are out on campus every day of the week. If you don't want either, Columbus is known for its endless selection of restaurants.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are fairly average as far as academic rigor. But, you will have classes here or there that will be harder, but there is always tutoring services available if you are struggling with a certain class. Times for tutoring are announced once a week, or every few weeks.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're not overly excited to attend CSCC, like I was, just try and give it a chance. I came from a university in Michigan, and attend CSCC to finish up my general education courses. At first, I didn't overly love being there. But, as time went on, I slowly found friends, enjoyed my time in class, along with the individual attention you are given by most professors there. It may not be your original plan, or the university you wanted, but it is much better school than I, at first, gave it credit for.

    In three sentences

    CSCC is a very good school for students interested in starting a community college, and then transferring. The professors are kind, personable, and knowledgable. The campus is decent, and you can find your niche here.

  • 10/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great! I never feel unsafe. With all of the crime happening on campus's now-a-days it wouldn't be unusual to feel uneasy after a night class, and police are always available for escort for that very purpose. Along with that, there's emergency buttons all throughout campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Columbus State is great for students that need a step between high school and college, as well as students who just feel like getting their gen eds out of the way before moving on to a 4 year university. I think community colleges are becoming a lot more common and there's so much more diversity now. Columbus State is for everybody!

    What to do for fun

    Columbus State is constantly having things going on throughout campus. You can go get a massage for $10, or volunteer to help out the community with fellow classmates. Everywhere you turn, there is something you can sign up for.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at Columbus State has amazing food. After hearing so much about the horrors of college food, I was really surprised to have such a wide selection of food that actually tastes good.

    Dorm Life

    There are not any dorms at Columbus State

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldn't say that Columbus State has the highest academic rigor. However, I think that it's enough to keep you studying and on your toes, and definitely a step up from high school

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend doing a year at Columbus State before going to a 4-year university because you save a lot money by doing so. A lot of prospective students might think that they are missing out on a college experience that they would get at a 4 year university; however, Columbus State does an amazing job of making you feel like you're still away from home and you're not in high school anymore--the only difference is, you can still go home every day to home cooked meals and clean laundry-definitely worth the saved $10,000+, I must say. As far as academics go, be sure to stay ahead of the game. You don't want to get behind. That goes for registering too. Do not wait to register for classes. You'll be happiest if you are able to register your classes for the times you want.

    In three sentences

    I think that Columbus State is a great stepping stone with professors that truly care about your future. Whether your plan is to pursue an associates degree or transfer to receive a bachelors degree, academic advisers and professors are always there to help. I am very glad I chose to do my first year here.