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Daytona State College Reviews

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  • 06/26/2009

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

    9 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 1 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    when you start start here first it is a really good school and they give you help

  • 12/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Its a great school for students who want to go far in their career, and for people who enjoy a calm setting.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here its a calm and quite campus. you can get your work done, with having any interruptions.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn a lot at this school, the teachers are very patient with the student, they explain the work step by step.

  • 03/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 3 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anybody, and everybody. It has a special class, Fresh Start, for displaced home makers, that I encourage as a great place to start. They will help you figure out what you want to be when you grow up, and support you every step of the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make the decision to go to school, and go enroll. The process with carry you the rest of the way.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Daytona State is right along with other state colleges.

    Am enjoying being here

    I just completed my first semester, and can't wait to see what the teachers come up with next.

    Am learning a lot

    I can't believe how easy it's been to go back to school. Daytona State (currently at the Deltona Campus) has practically held my hand, and walked me through enrollment.

  • 11/08/2010

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

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    They want someone that is there to learn not there to fool around and waste money.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you are there just be you. Do not pretend to be someone else to get in because they like when you are you.

    Bang for the buck

    I will use every bit of money I can wisely. Even though some of there things are expensive, I will do my best to get what I need for my classes.

    Will enjoy being here

    I will enjoy been there because it is a very busy moving place. There is not one moment i will not feel like I do not belong.

    Will learn a lot

    From the experiences that I have had, this school is one school i can count on to learn the best. The professors are there to help you if you need help. They will help you on anything.

  • 01/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ones who enjoy fairly simple courses, those who want to learn, those who are willing to work, and those who enjoy a calm, quiet campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a GOOD schedule. Keep the classes you want compacted because, honestly, going back and forth from the campus to home is annoying and there's really not much to do on campus most days.

    Bang for the buck

    For me, this is a yes. I'm learning all that I need to fairly cheaply. It's worth the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this school. The teacher's I've had up to now are good at what they do and really want to help their students learn. Fellow students are kind and the clubs and athletics they have here are really great!

    Am learning a lot

    Honestly, a lot of this is stuff I learned in high school. But there's a lot of expansion and classes you can take that are specific to one area of study. Those are the classes I learn the most in.

  • 01/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is wonderful for a variety of students. Dual enrollment is a really good option for high school students. Usually one would begin dual enrollment in their Sophmore year of high school. If you pass the courses, they count as college credits and it's paid for! By the time you graduate from high school, you could have your A.A or A.S. degree! For students who plan on transferring after completing their Associates' degree, it can help not only save money, but it provides an easier transition from the high school life, to college life; you are still local, but attending college regularly. For those who just want to save a bit of money, and wish to get their 4-year degree in their field of choice, DSC is a fantastic place. The cost of tuition and other fees is easier on your wallet than regular state universities, or private schools, and you get the same education!

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend students use rate my professor. I've used it to help decide on which professors to take for the past two semesters, and each has top reviews. It can be important to a student to choose a professor who has similar teaching styles that fit with one's personal learning style.

    Bang for the buck

    Daytona State College (DSC) was more recently made into a state college, as it was known as Daytona Beach Community College prior to DSC. You get the same education, and the same degree from this school as you would from any other, and you pay a lot less!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love attending Daytona State College. The teachers are incredible, and I am really learning a lot. The atmosphere is amazing as well. You truly feel like you are a college student!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are extremely well qualified in their area of expertise. If there is a chance that you are not comprehending the curriculum, there are tutors located in several areas around campus. They are really helpful, and most of the teachers are lenient and willing to help you if it is needed.

  • 01/17/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Dual Enrollment was 100% free since I was a high school student getting college credits. It was wonderful getting a higher education due to being a academically smart and sound student.

    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed Daytona State. I took classes on the Debary campus, it was a smaller campus, it made walking around and exploring the campus easy. You didn't get lost in the herd of students, the scenery was nice, and the faculty were pretty helpful.

    Did learn a lot

    I went to Daytona State College when I was still in high school. I was a Dual Enrollment student and I have to say for anyone debating do Dual Enrollment, do it here at Daytona State. The adviser was wonderful and helped answer any questions and all the professors were there to lend you a hand. Here you didn't feel lost in the crowd of students and you were really able to ask questions and get help from your professors one on one.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students of all kinds!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you know people who have taken a class you need to take, talk to them about the teachers they had. This is the best way to find a teacher that works for you.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of school is not bad compared to other schools, and I feel like I am getting the education I deserve.

    Am enjoying being here

    I take classes online and all of my online teachers have been great and extremely helpful both online and in person during office hours.

    Am learning a lot

    Definitely getting a great education.

  • 07/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Daytona State College is honestly best for any kind of student looking to further their education. Whether young or old, fresh out of high school or looking to re-apply and further their education - there is an equal opportunity for everyone to advance.

    Tips for prospective students

    My best advice would be to visit Daytona State! In order to see just how cool and friendly this school is, you must be willing to see it for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    The financial costs of attending classes here at Daytona State College are very inexpensive. This is one of top reasons I enjoy this school so much. It put myself and my family at great ease knowing that I'm paying so little as compared to other schools (such as a private college or university).

    Am enjoying being here

    From the friendly faculty and staff, to the nice students, it's so easy to feel welcome at Daytona State College. Whether you are a shy and withdrawn student or an outgoing one, you'll find that making a friend here is easy!

    Am learning a lot

    Writing about Daytona State College is more difficult than I had first anticipated when I sat down to write this short essay. There are so many great things about this school that cramming every single detail into a certain length just seems too difficult! From the variety of campuses to choose from, to the small class sizes and variety of understanding professors available, Daytona State definitely helped me to put myself on the right track in life. Even while I took online courses, I felt as though I had a one-on-one experience with my professor(s). There was truly never a dull moment in my life while enrolled in this college. When I had first enrolled in Daytona State in 2009, I felt a bit confused as to what major I should go into and what field of study I should focus on. The academic advisors as well as even my disability advisor and counselor helped me a lot with this. Eventually I settled into education and began volunteering and interning at Daytona Lakes Elementary. This was a very memorable experience and also one that helped me in my future as a teacher. To conclude my essay, Daytona State offers a variety of benefits and programs for those who seek it out. The staff and employees that work there are only interested in getting you to where you have to be in order to better yourself and your future. They try their hardest to help you if you need it, and if they see that you are struggling, they will gladly give a helping hand. Though I have written my best about this college and all it has to offer, this is certain – one must get a inside look of the campus for him or herself in order to full experience and believe anything I have said!

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 118

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    homework :D

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes fast!!

    In three sentences

    A very nice campus. Very knowledgeable teachers. Extremely helpful staff.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who still want to work. Those who haven't been to school in a while. Those who want to save money. Those who have non-traditional, complicated, and/or alternative schedules. Those who want to be able to focus in class - those who want a more personal relationship with their professors. Those who don't mind saving money for a closer education - physically/location-wise, and accessibility/teacher-wise. Those who have plans to go further - there are FSU, UCF, and UF campuses/partners and effortless-transfer options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to have all your ducks in a row as much as possible - you can never be too thorough. Don't sign up for classes if you're not intending on taking them. Take in-class courses before taking an online course - get a feel for the layout of the courses, the campus, first.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, all I would change is making it cheaper - but it's already one of the cheapest in the state. Even their specific courses/degrees are cheaper than other school's and their equivalent. I looked up my basic AA classes/total, from SECPS, and I think it was just 5200$ - total. Most colleges (SC & CC) are that, per year - at least. That's incredible. Definitely cost-efficient.

    Am enjoying being here

    Aside from the money part.. and then the fact that there's more and more people as time goes on - I have no complaints. I wish I could afford school, or at least qualify for Federal Financial Aid. I wish there weren't such lines when waiting to speak with Financial Advisors, etc. But really, that's all I can complain about. That's it. I like the environment, the location (there's a campus accessible to all areas of the counties), and the class-sizes. I like that I have just as many options for classes, as any other school in the area - if not more so, I have more BA-program options than any other CC or SC in the area.

    Am learning a lot

    I never thought I'd have such good things to say about a community college and the level of education/help. But truly, I'm quite impressed. I have not had a professor I have not liked - or felt anything but great appreciation/love for - I cannot even choose my favourite. They're very involved in and concerned with your education, your goals, and your progress. At least my professors - they've been real, realistic, conversational.. They make you feel like you're more of an equal - like they're talking WITH you and not just TO you - they want you to understand, to learn, and to excel. I've learned more in the few classes I've taken at DSC than I learned in my SCC, and even my high school, classes.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    We do have a cafeteria. Although, I have not eaten there.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic rigor is intense. You must be self motivated and have patience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up on your dreams. Only you can make things happen. Resources are available, just make sure your willing to dedicate your time.

    In three sentences

    I have been pleased with most of the student services available. My advisor is amazing and helpful. Financial Aid officers have some people skills to learn.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 118

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have a great theater,cheerleading, and sports department.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get all of your paperwork turned in on time. Fill out all financial forms so that you can get help with your tuition. Online classes are great for parents returning to school or working students.

    In three sentences

    Great starter school. Not as expensive as most colleges. They are there to help you every step of the way.

  • 09/07/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to another college for culinary arts, this is a good college. It also has very good psychology and athletic programs.

    Bang for the buck

    Well, this is one point where I have to say it was definitely worth it. I had a large chunk($500-$1000 a semester) of my tuition paid for. It was still kind of expensive, but nowhere near my college now.

    Did enjoy being here

    Enjoyed it quite a bit, however, as opposed to other colleges, there isn't much to do actually AT the college(but plenty around the college).

    Did learn a lot

    The core classes were really behind, however I learned that it was because the entire Florida school system was behind, in comparison to Maryland. Offered little intellectual challenge to me, however, if you are from Florida, it's standard. Really good teachers who will help you out.

  • 09/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Photography, Nursing and Education majors are some of the better areas of study in this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your learning experience is what you make it, each individual teacher has their own teaching method, and its up to you to find which ones fit your fancy.

    Bang for the buck

    Used to be a community college and transitioned to a state college; still has very affordable rates.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy this school and most of the teachers here, though I would rather be in a faster paced university, it is still a great place to learn at your own pace.

    Am learning a lot

    Veyr knowledgeable teachers, I have noticed the teachers in the Science department, as well as the Mathematics department, are very strong in their field of study.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types of students are welcomed here! It is slowly expanding as a community and will welcome anyone with open arms!

    Tips for prospective students

    Never procrastinate! Always plan ahead and strive to further your education, no matter where you're at, it's the knowledge that counts!

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely! The classes are affordable and easily maintainable!

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is very affordable and the faculty and staff are amazing!

    Am learning a lot

    All of the classes offer quality learning opportunities!

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    College is great for any type of student that is serious about getting an education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definately worth attending school here.

    Am enjoying being here

    Making new friends along the way.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers have been great so far!

  • 01/03/2012

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

    18 of 118

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Motivated

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and achieve what you want in life.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging sometimes, but the teachers are always there to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check when the courses you want will be available and apply to the early. Don't be shy to ask for help from teachers or the advisers.

    In three sentences

    It is a really good school to get your associates and bachelors degree. The teachers are very helpful, and nice. And some teachers can be pretty tough and challenging but it all really helps.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's not too much to do in Daytona because, let's face it, it's not Orlando or anything but there are a couple of fun things to do...take the beach for example which is located a couple miles East of the college not to mention there's the Volusia Mall just a block or so away within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants around the Daytona campus so no matter what you are in the mood for, DSC isn't too far from your dining needs.

    Dorm Life

    Daytona State College does not offer on campus living, to my knowledge, but you won't need it anyway because the city has plenty of apartment complexes that will suite any needs you may have and at a convenient price too. The Daytona campus is surrounded with plenty to do.

    Academic Rigor

    If you haven't duel enrolled before, it's okay. The first couple of semesters will be tough but that's only because you have to get the pre-requisites out of the way before you can take those fun classes. Study hard and party less and your college life will be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If it's going to be your first year at a college and you're fresh out of High School, don't worry. DSC makes it easy to speak with the academic advisors and their hours of operation are convenient for just about anyone. They will work with you to create the ideal schedule that can fit your requirements as well as theirs so that you can earn your AA degree in a short amount of time.

    In three sentences

    The school is conveniently located throughout the state of Florida. The professors are very knowledgeable about their subjects. The school makes it easy for me to plan a schedule that meets my needs as both a full-time student and a part-time employee.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    this school is really cheap to attend.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends around campus.

    Dorm Life

    this school doesn't offer any dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to ask questions!

    In three sentences

    this is a very nice school and everyone on campus is really nice. the teachers provide lots of help to their students if needed. i would recomend this school to any first time college student.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    not much.

    Food and Dining

    its okay. not great because they don't have much to choose from. usually i just eat out if needed.

    Dorm Life

    they don't offer dorms. i for that reason am living with my mom.

    Academic Rigor

    they have many great teachers, especially in the daytona beach campus. yet i have encountered a select few that don't make my top list of teacher of the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    pay attention in class. do assignments. study hard and drink lots of coffee!

    In three sentences

    daytona state college is a great, cheap and very nice looking college. it has given me the opportunity to receive my associates in pre-pharmacy which i am very happy about. i would recommend this college to anyone who is pursuing careers in certificates they offer.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i enjoy going to beach. now that i'm so close i go very often and i love it.

    Food and Dining

    i typically cook my own food because i really enjoy making up different dishes like chicken and shrimp and lasagna.

    Dorm Life

    well they don't offer dorms so i currently live with a friend

    Academic Rigor

    there's not really much that i can say about this because i've only been enrolled for about 8 weeks. i can say that my teachers are by the book and fair at the same time.

    In three sentences

    i would give this school a 5/5. the people are very friendly and helpful and the culinary hospitality building is absolutely beautiful.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    good social community, offers a ton of clubs, but there is no on campus housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely worth the money, time and investment. better than most universities.

    In three sentences

    daytona state college has quality teachers, professional staff, and many courses to choose from. plan an entire day for advising or financial aid assistance, but when you finally get in they are usually courteous and helpful. good community, and offers campuses in convenient locations.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe. they have campus safety vehicles everywhere at the school.

    Great for these types of students

    students looking to raise their gpa, dual enrolled students, and students getting their aa.

    Food and Dining

    there is no food at this college

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms at this college

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are small. the professors are friendly and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    daytona state is a good college for students getting their aa. the professors are friendly and very willing to help. the campus is clean and safe.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is a student center where any one could play ping pong. there is also a soccer field and an indoor basketball gym. students can sign up for activities such as dodge ball tournaments.

    Food and Dining

    there is a cafeteria for students that offer a variety of meals including pizza from pizza hut or salad from a salad bar. there are many places to eat out near the college if the student cafeteria doesn't fill your needs. there are fast food restaurants for a quick lunch or well know sit in restaurants for a dine in experience.

    Dorm Life

    there isn't any dorms on campus, but if you rent an apartment, it will be in a great location. the stores, restaurants, and mall are close by and the beach or even the daytona speedway can be visited on spare time.

    Academic Rigor

    there are classes that are challenging, but in a way that can build your skills to become a better student. you will learn how to adapt as challenges are presented to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you ever need help, do not be afraid to ask an academic advisor. they are very helpful and they can help set your classes up according to your major. asking questions is the best thing you could do in the time of confusion.

    In three sentences

    daytona state has a fair size campus with very friendly campus safety advisers. daytona state college has a very helpful academic center with devoted tutors. the college also has professors that know the material and that are helpful.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i have a membership at the gym in dsc which i usually go to before i go to work. they also have various clubs on the campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is very good! they sell starbucks coffee which is something pretty much every college needs. as someone who has loved pizza hut ever since i was a little kid, i was very thrilled to find out that they have a mini pizza hut in the cafeteria now. they also have a grill 150 degrees there which is very good, but the customer service there isn't so much. i once waited about five minutes in front of the line and nobody came out to ask what i wanted so i ended up buying some cereal instead. the customer service at the cafe in building 500 is much better!

    Dorm Life

    the only reason why i gave this one star is because there isn't any dorm life here.

    Academic Rigor

    i love the english department at daytona state. i took enc1101 last semester with jessica kester and although her assignments were very challenging, i learned a lot from that class and would definitely recommend her. i'm also taking holy hollins for speech right now and i'm learning a lot in her class about public speaking as well. the math department is okay but i don't like their strict rules about certain calculators not being allowed. the algebra work is very challenging and i feel like those rules are setting people who aren't very good at math for failure.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't sign up for classes at the last minute. sign up for classes the first day you're able to so you can get the classes and professors that you want.

    In three sentences

    i am currently a sophomore at daytona state college, and my experience with professors thus far has been very good. the professors and staff that i have dealt with have always been helpful and friendly. there are some students there that don't seem to take the work there seriously, which has always been an annoyance to me, but the school itself is very good.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    never ate at school.

    Dorm Life

    i live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    always go to class and do your work.

    In three sentences

    a great school. a big campus. an authentic school.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They offer campus security, which are always on top of things

    Bang for the buck

    Daytona State is a lot less expensive than most state colleges!

    What to do for fun

    They offer sports and different activities to do each month! It's also in Daytona, where there are plenty of things to do, like go to the beach!

    Food and Dining

    I've never had their food, but I'm sure it's good!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not offered here

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are always pushing students to do their best and learn different techniques to studying. It's awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    Online classes are the way to go, but you must be self motivated! I'm doing my whole degree online, and it's so much easier and convenient than going in!

    In three sentences

    It is a great college! You don't have to really go in to the school for anything because of their online program. The site is easy to navigate and they also have many campus locations!

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never any trouble.

    Greek Life

    Its alot of places to pledge.

    Clubs and Activities

    Multiple its too many to list and the school has sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Every kind of student would fit in here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing

    Bang for the buck

    Really cheap school.

    What to do for fun

    Plays sports and i write poetry or music for my girlfriend.

    Food and Dining

    Only the main campus in daytona beach has the dining.

    Dorm Life

    sorry to say but no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    If youre accepted congrats just dont thing its an easy ticket to getting a degree trust me its not.

    In three sentences

    Overall the school is a great place to start your college career. Its cheap but the classes are hard, so if youre not up for a challenege this isnt the school for you. Most the professors care about the students so thats a plus.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are kind and helpful.

    Food and Dining

    Everyone is helpful and the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    I rent a house.

    Academic Rigor

    Coursework provides a challenge and requires dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up and things will always work out.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College provides me with the material and the training that is necessary to excel in the Information Technology field. All the faculty and staff and wonderful and easy to work with. In any time of struggle they will not hesitate to provide me with any assistance or advice to get me through.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    going back to college

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out when they have events and things on campus and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip class, you never know what you'll miss!

    In three sentences

    It's very easy to get used to and settled in. With a moderate work load you'll do fine.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security on campus is great. There are security guards on campus 24/7. This is especially great in the winter when it gets dark at 6:00 and you are still in class. The guards can be called at their station and they will escort you to your car. It makes the idea of night classes bearable.

    Greek Life

    Sorry, the most Greek life you will get around here is the Greek festival that takes places at the Greek Orthodox church every year.

    Clubs and Activities

    The local joke around here is Dirtona but, this is only a joke. There are two main clubs in the area 509 and Razzles, neither of which are my cup of tea. However, if you are looking for a chill place to hang out the Ocean deck offers great music and is located right on the beach. The deck is an oldie but goodie. My newest hang out spot is Caffine, which is located a little North of Daytona in Ormond beach. It may look like a coffee shop from the front, but Thursday nights the hot tiki bar in the back is jumping with night life.

    Great for these types of students

    Savings is a great thing as a college student. Do not cut yourself short by eating junk or spending big bucks to fit in. Daytona is the beach bum capital, use this lazy vibe to your advantage.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of personally, but I am sure if you search around there i probably one out there. then let me know so I can join in as well!

    Bang for the buck

    I m a college student so of course I am all about saving money. These few tips are not specifically located to Daytona, but they are beneficial. Who doesn't want anew outfit the first day of school? Mall prices can be crazy so I have found that I can match celebrity looks by checking out Plato's closet or my favorite, rummaging through the racks of Goodwill. There is always a treasure to be found. My other tip would be grocery savings, just because you are in college does not mean that you must live off Ramen noodles. Try catching buy one get one free at Winn-Dixie. You can eat like a king and pay like a peasant.

    What to do for fun

    Since the beach is right there, all the time, everyday beckoning your name as you stare out of a classroom window it really is not the only fun thing to do around the area. Daytona offers great art and craft shows, historical festivals, and even it very own water park! From kayaking, to fishing, to bike rides, and even just exploring there is always something to do. And of course, there always is the beach.

    Food and Dining

    What does the beach automatically make you think of? Burgers! No, but really there are a lot of great seafood places in the area. My favorite would have to be DJ's Deck, this joint has been around for years, plus they make a pretty good burger too.

    Dorm Life

    This quaint college, is just that, quaint; there is no room for dorm life. If you are coming here from out of state check bulletin boards for rooms for rent or bunk with a buddy. Luckily, rents around this area are pretty affordable so don't tweak over the thought of living outside of a dorm. To be honest, most rentals around the area are probably more affordable than Gainsvilles Greek Row.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because the breezy air smells of salt do not mean that academics will be like a day at the beach. Like any college, professors vary. Some are outrageously difficult and make it nearly impossible to pass while others are just as laid back as most of the students. If college was easy everyone would go. School is always going to be a challenge, no matter where you attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Words from the wise, as a current student I have a few pointers that could be helpful to any newbie. Number one, just because the beach is a hop, jump, and a skip away remember that it is school and studying comes first. However, there are no rules forbidding books on the beach. Number two, there are a lot of resources at this quaint college, take advantage of the free tutoring and the academic support centers. Private tutoring can be outrageous and is definitely not in a college budget. Lastly number three, have fun. Participate in school activities. You will only be there once, well, if it is done right the first time.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College, the college famous for the world's most famous beach. The name alone sets the tone for this laid back school; from beach bums to shoe-bees this school is a melting pot for beach lovers everywhere. The open layout and landscape of palm trees give this school the perfect balance of brain and beach.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Join the surf club if you like the ocean and waves!

    Great for these types of students

    It is small and convenient. Great for students that may want to take some classes at the campus and some online.

    Bang for the buck

    The online classes are a bit more expensive, but very worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Not appliccable.

    Food and Dining

    There is a nice restaurant there as well as a great coffee shop.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to register for classes early because they tend to fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are fantastic. The school is very clean and friendly. I have had no negative experiences.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Study with friends in the student center, eat with friends in the cafeteria, enjoy the sound of the trees and fresh air outside.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study study study. Put the time in, get the grades you worked for.

    In three sentences

    The professors at Daytona State are very well educated. At times, they are too lenient with grading. I love the academic courses offered at Daytona State College, especially the science and history courses.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Prevalent

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many that I know of

    What to do for fun

    Weightroom, Pool, Classes.

    Food and Dining

    Actually pretty good given the small selection

    Dorm Life

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to go somewhere else if possible

    In three sentences

    Daytona State provides decent classes. However, getting things done with financial aid is a pain in the butt. Also, it's just not the greatest place.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Patrols at all times with campus safety phones in the parking lot.

    Great for these types of students

    New college students. Good to get your AA and transfer. will save you money in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for the price.

    What to do for fun

    On the campus there is not much to do but the beach is less than 10 minutes away and there are many places in daytona to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafeteria where they recently added a pizza hut. Nothing special about the dining though.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently in the Associates of Nursing program offered at DSC and the program is rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and pay attention. Stay off your phones.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to start out and transfer. DSC offers many programs along with associate and bachelors degrees. Overall a great educational experience.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent location in the heart of the city and security is excellent

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who would like to save money on their associate degree or on their pre-proffessional courses and transfer to great schools

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent bang for buck. O

    What to do for fun

    There is ping pong, basketball, a soccer club and a huge music department with several piano rooms.

    Food and Dining

    The newly upgraded cafeteria is a blessing. There are several eating places close by.

    Dorm Life

    Almost everyone is a day student. There are no dorms as of yet

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class and the lecturer, the academic load can be quite close to university levels.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put your best effort into learning and you will make the most of this college.

    In three sentences

    A very good college with excellent professors. It will prepare you adequately for Big universities. It is very affordable and its many locations make it convenient.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always see them driving around in their golf carts and stationed within their building. Willing to pick you up and drop you off at class should you be running late or far out in the parking lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of sports and activities such as the Dance Ensemble or the sports teams in which they're not all judging from the beginning but willing to give you a chance.

    Bang for the buck

    Not the most expensive college in the nation or world but it gives you the information you need and lets the knowledge come to you as long as you have the wisdom to learn it.

    What to do for fun

    Daytona beach is a wide open play ground for new and prospective students. While the campus sometimes has events going on there are many things around the area such as the beach to take a day off relaxing or study in the sun.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you work hard and know what your goal is going to be without letting yourself slip you'll be able to pursue on and achieve it.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you meet a prospective adviser or councilor who seems to be there for you (Get a business card) because going back to someone you know will always be in your favor and they'll always be ready to help.

    In three sentences

    A college that stands behind you, while still being self dependent. A great campus with great personalities and great diversity. A college with amazing classes and teachers who work with you if you can just muster up the courage to ask.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    great safety

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs you can join and sports swell

    What to do for fun

    there is the beach near by and many clubs.

    Food and Dining

    They have star bucks in the cafe which is a plus

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    very smart professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and never give up

    In three sentences

    Its a good college to start at before going to a big university.They have a great nursing program. Also people are always there to help.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is Always riding around Not too many troubles with crimes

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek section in the nearby bookstore Not familiar with Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't get involved in clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Working students, students not wanting to leave home just yet, students wanting to complete aa and bachelor degree at half the cost!

    Bang for the buck

    Great opportunity to get Pre-reqs done for a fraction of the cost of a university

    What to do for fun

    Mingle with other college students

    Food and Dining

    Cafe is good. There are Starbucks around the campus as well

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty depends on the class

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take an honors class, unless you are ready for honors work... Make sure to stay in contact with teachers

    In three sentences

    A good way for high school seniors to get used to college studying. Teachers are overall good, and for the most part, fair. They offer a good variety of online classes, for working, or parent students

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I personally have always felt safe on campus, and I know this past year they have been taking measure to improve safety with instant electronic alerts to all students. There are many emergency safety phones located throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    Not much of a greek life. I believe there is one that is based on grades and has a meeting area on campus, but no housing or anything like that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of clubs that are very active in fun. I believe they are listed in your student calender. New comers are always welcome so I would sit in on a meeting to see how you like anything you may be interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    I think there is a bit of an artsy vibe at DSC. We have our photography museum and we are known for our photography program. Plus, the news journal center which is now a part of our campus has three beautiful stages as well as music and dance studios. DSC is also known for its outstanding choir. Plus, even the non-art majors seem to be artistic in their own ways. Perhaps it is the beach life?

    Bang for the buck

    I think the school is a little pricey. I've compared it to other state colleges and seems to run about a hundred dollars more per credit hour. Along with other things like the fact that the gym isn't included with tuition.

    What to do for fun

    The campus actually has many big activities in the courtyard throughout the year. They are usually cited in your student calender. There's usually activities, prizes, music, and FREE FOOD. Chickfila is often there... yum. Also the museum in the front of campus is free to students and is always exhibiting new work from varying artists which should not be neglected. And if you would like to get a peak at upcoming artists, the photography building and fine art building exhibits current students' work in the hallways.Plus, never forget the beach is just a few miles away from campus and there are tons of public parks.

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafeteria isn't anything too exciting, but it is a fun space with ping pong tables. There is almost always someone playing. In the art museum in the front of campus there are meals served cooked by the culinary students. It is a little more pricey but it is definitely worth checking out. The food is so good and the building is beautiful. There are smaller cafe style spots around the campus which are great for grabbing a bite or some coffee quick between classes.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms available at Daytona State for the time being. I believe building plans are in the works though.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the professors I've had are very strict about deadlines, but the work load always seemed fair. I never received an assignment I felt impossible to accomplish unless due to my own procrastination. Again its all about the syllabus! Everything you need to know is there! Follow it and you will pass. You can even work ahead in many instances. BUT, be wary professors may make changes to the syllabus as they go, but they will let you know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Academically, I recommend reading your syllabus thoroughly. Professors often break down the entire semester with a calender and give directions for future assignments. This is a great way to know what to expect, work ahead, and even stay on top of work if you miss a class. Don't be afraid to meet and talk with your professor outside of class. That is why they have office hours, and they will appreciate you for coming to them. Also, I was involved with many clubs and extracurricular activities, and I have always been welcomed with open arms. Student want to get together with students who share there interests. Also, I'd get a student calender from the school as soon as possible there is so much information in there I can not stress it enough.I was highly involved with the theatre, and DSC has a beautiful theater facility with three different stages, as well as two smaller theaters located on campus for anyone interested in the performing arts.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Awesome capus safety department, very helpful and observant.

    Clubs and Activities

    psychology club, catalyst club, ptk, campus crusaders for Christ

    Great for these types of students

    Those interested in photography, psychology, nursing or cosmetology. Also, if you are just interested in getting your general education done economically in an awesome setting with small classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I am so blessed to have received the education I did from DSC for the tuition I paid. Averaging around 1500/semester for a full 12 hour course credit load, it's worth it!

    What to do for fun

    They have numerous clubs, most of them are on the Daytona campus but there are still plenty on other campuses as well. Also, at the main campus in Daytona, there is a pool, a gym, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a wide variety of classes, there are so much to choose from! They have an excellent psychology department as well as photography school.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State is wonderful! With small class sizes with dedicated teachers who are devoted to educating you thoroughly, this is not your average two year community college. I truly wish they offered more four year programs.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have no first hand experience with them, but from I have heard they are very helpful and responsive.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have limited knowledge of all the clubs and activities on campus, but I am attending the AFROTC program with Embry Riddle and I enjoy it very much.

    Great for these types of students

    On a budget and those that want to transfer to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University which is right down the road.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    As DSC is a very cheap college for pretty good instructors, I have found that I am definitely getting what I am paying for.

    What to do for fun

    DSC does offer a few sporting clubs such as tennis and soccer. DSC also has a fitness center and an indoor pool.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria on campus but I have never tried it.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the professor you choose, but most are very laid back and are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely advise transferring to the UCF branch in Daytona as they have many more Bachelors Degrees available.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere on campus has well kept landscaping, nice side walks, and plenty of people to get in your way. The faculty seem very well trained and very helpful. The college is also in a very good location and is easily accessed from major and minor highways.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The cost per credit hour is great compared to school with in state tuition in other states. Cant beat a $105/credit hr.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach

    Food and Dining

    Its your basic cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    They don't offer on campus housing

    Academic Rigor

    This isn't Harvard, but these classes require you to show up and do the required work to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wide class selection to help explore career fields.

    In three sentences

    Great school for undecided majors just trying to take general classes. Phenomenal music department with professors willing to help students get scholarships.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is well organized.

    What to do for fun

    The college offers entertainment and also the surrounding city.

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Any student will feel welcomed at Daytona State University.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State is an awesome school. This school has an abundance of opportunity and a variety of support. The school in its entirety helps us students to become successful productive citizens.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    It is helpful to be self motivating and to stay ahead of your class when completing assignments. Doing so, will allow you to reflect on your weaker areas so that you can bring them to your instructor's attention. This gives you an advantage over the other students because you are seeking one-on-one time that they have not yet received, and ultimately this will allow you to complete your coursework at a faster pace.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College provides a safe and friendly learning environment. It makes the transition from high school to college much easier and it's small campus makes finding your way around simple, giving you the comfort of knowing where everything is located. All resources are available to ensure your success and professors are attentive and always willing to help.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never saw any issues, or felt unsafe. They have many campus security officers roaming the campus. They do not have as many emergency stations as other campuses I have seen, but they are in a busy area.

    Greek Life

    I think they have a group, but I did not ever care about Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a few sports and activities, but I didn't ever pay attention to what was happening on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want to Stay closer, go further, as they put it. It gave me the opportunity to save up some money for 2 more years before moving out on my own.

    Bang for the buck

    If you get one or two scholarships you pay next to nothing to go to school here. I feel like I got a lot out of my studies here. Just make sure to continue your education at a 4-year school afterwards.

    What to do for fun

    Play sports. Not much campus activities that I knew of. They had events from time to time, but I did not really pay attention. Close to the beach and plenty of things to do in Daytona though.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafeteria, but I never went. I would always go somewhere on ISB for food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms as it's a community college. My house was nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an A/B student and I was taking 14-16 hours at all times. I never overwhelmed by any class in particular, just during times when there were multiple tests or assignments were due all at once. If you go to class and study there is no reason not to get As and Bs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the programs and look on the website for questions before asking someone. When I had questions I was often more informed than the employees and was told to speak to someone else.

    In three sentences

    I was happy at Daytona State College, and I felt the education I received was well worth the money. It was nice to be close to home and save some money, and I feel ready to transfer to a 4-year university. Make the most out of your time wherever you go.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Constantly surrounded by the best security in Volusia county, always there to lend a hand, show concern, be a friend, take you to your class or car just having their presence on campus makes one feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Not aware of any sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are different clubs for almost every major, what's your major? Check it out!

    Great for these types of students

    Music, art and a great library for researching your needs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a news station on campus and it gives a professionalism where students can become involved an interact if this is their genre it is an added plus.

    Bang for the buck

    Creating a safe environment where being taught by the best only enhances the campus life. Know that this campus will give you 100% in every area to help you exceed your goal to fulfill your dreams.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities, outings, planned events and everything art form you can imagine. Whether it's photography, art, chemistry you name it they have it.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is A+++, prepared meals, healthy meals, whatever you desire it is there to meet the need of every student. You are what you eat.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Place yourself in a learning mode, willing to be taught, quick to adapt and having the ability to ask and open your mind to new learning experiences daily.

    Tips for prospective students

    *Come prepared to learn *ask questions *expect to succeed *associate with positive people

    In three sentences

    A warm environment of learning and an achievable educational experience. You will have the top notch assisting you in any problem or question that you may have. I am receiving a priceless future through my school.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The lunch areas are fullied with healthy foods and some quick and easy food. The student get to decide between all the choices they have in the lunch room.

    Dorm Life

    Most people live off campus. Daytona State does not offer dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has a high priority about students passing classes and moving on up in life. The faculty are very helpful with helping to set a plan for the future and they make sure you stick to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to know what campus you are at and try to get to know that campus or you will get lost.

    In three sentences

    This school is a good starting point for anyone who wants to go to college. The staff here are very helpful and friendly. This school is a great school.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I surf for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Daytona State has a Cafeteria and culinary department where one can buy delightful treats and meals.

    Dorm Life

    There are not any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The work and test are up to par with high school, quite possibly easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be discouraged by going to college. College is way better than High school in then sense that there less busy work and the professors actually want to be there.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is a nice beginner college. If you want to get a quick degree then transfer to an university this is the place to go. Its a good place to start.

  • 07/12/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    I have never been to the school . Everything I've heard about the school I love.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never seen an issue with campus security.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Deland campus has tons of clubs and activities that people can join in on. It all comes together to make us one big family.

    Bang for the buck

    My entire AA Degree is being paid for by Volusia County since I am attending High school and college at the same time. I think that is the biggest bang for my buck.

    What to do for fun

    I usually hang out with friends in between classes. We go to grab a drink for the next class, or we chat with a professor to pass the time. The atmosphere is great at the Deland Campus.

    Food and Dining

    The college is located near some of my favorite places to eat, but I've never been to the Daytona campus to vouch for what they have to offer.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know aboutt the dorm life considering I live five minutes away with my parents, since I'm only 15.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here aren't as tough as a four year university. However, they challenge you in many other ways. The work can intellectually, and emotionally challenge our thoughts. Just one psychology class had me struggling every night, and the concept of the work wasn't very difficult to comprehend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never let your financial situation get in the way of what you want to do with your life. Take out student loans, use financial aid. Don't let money issues stop you from getting a degree that will better your life.

    In three sentences

    It is a college where you learn to grow. We all learn how to improve our daily lives by simply tips in class. Through this, we all become a united student body.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    A great opportunity for local people to gain an education.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always saw campus safety on their golf carts, every day.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Student government and sign language club and French club were always about. It was nice to see so much.

    Bang for the buck

    I dual enrolled and got my degree for free, so I didn't have to pay a penny. It was amazing.

    Food and Dining

    Although I never ate here, the options seemed to be good.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms are offered here,

    Academic Rigor

    I had some classes that were extremely hard, and some that were fairly easy. I worked as hard as I could, and it paid off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up. You cannot stop trying. There's plenty of help available.

    In three sentences

    I was able to dual enroll and receive my Associates of Arts degree here before graduating high school. From my experience, everything was easy and simple. This school served it's purpose for me very well.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working.

    What to do for fun

    Right in the heart of Daytona. Many things around to do!

    Dorm Life

    Not offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the help offered if you're having trouble, especially in math.

    In three sentences

    I like the school. They offer classes at many different time so if you work full time you can still go to school. They also offer tutoring and other help. I'm happy with this school!

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Just Do It! Great college! You can take classes online or at campus.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is a great College with many degree options. It offers online courses so that I can still work full-time. It also has lower tuition rates compared to a State University.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much around my campus at all.

    Food and Dining

    Their is no cafeteria where I attend.

    Dorm Life

    Their are no Dorms where I attend.

    Academic Rigor

    I think it is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow your dreams and never give up!

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College located in Deltona isn't bad at all. I am liking it there and it's only been my 4th day in Cosmetology. Even though it's my 4th day we have been working hands on which I love to do!

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is not a cafe at the campus im at.

    Dorm Life

    There arent any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I retain a lot of information.

    In three sentences

    On a scale 0-10, it would be a 8. So far the teachers are great. And i retain alot of information at this school.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security is present

    Clubs and Activities

    have not checked out any clubs

    Great for these types of students

    independent

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    have not been here long enough; but close to the daytona speedway

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is a good price

    What to do for fun

    they have a photography museum on premises

    Food and Dining

    good for an occasional meal

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    it seems like it is of standard value.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you like smaller colleges, this is a good school; they do not have dorms.

    In three sentences

    we just started yesterday. The classes seem a bit large. i am expecting things will be good.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have many different things to do for fun, such as clubs and activity which are featured on the school website.

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college so there are no dorms really.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always pick your classes earlier as possible. Daytona has three schools always go to the one you are most comfortable with even if that means it's close to home. The Daytona Campus tends to get very crowded because it's the main campus in a big city so always get to class early so you can get good parking.

    In three sentences

    Daytona actually is a good school if you do the right things while setting up your classes right and evaluate the classes that are right for you. They are extremely flexible with hours especially if you work. Its made me extremely comfortable going in to college for my first two years knowing they have so many options.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The beach is a few miles east of campus with various shops, water parks, a movie theater. The Daytona International Speedway is a just few miles west of campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food options and a Starbucks in the library.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend some time walking the campus prior to classes starting to familiarize yourself with building.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is a beautiful campus that is constantly bathed in sunlight. Most professors are very knowledgeable and approachable. The building are older, but recent renovations keep them in good working condition.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The Professors really like their subjects and are quick with helping you in need.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you aren't sure what degree you want to pursue, just make an appointment and talk to the academic advisors, they will help guide you with your every need.

    In three sentences

    I feel that the people who work in student accounts are very helpful and now what they are doing. The academic advisors here are also helpful.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They will have activities at each campus often

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look into the teachers before selecting class.

    In three sentences

    It is very friendly. The professers work with you, and love Duel Enrolled Students.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a campus safety team in place and a great notification system so that all students stay informed.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure what you were looking for here but this isn't Greece.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am soon to be in Bachelors of Science Club but there are a number of clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing students or technology students. The hospital is literally across the street and it is a teaching hospital. We have an Advanced Technology Center for computer nerds and the like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really unusual here except we have more students taking online courses than face-to-face courses.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is by far one of the cheapest in the area. The school has a 2 plus 2 program so you can earn a bachelors degree and at a very inexpensive rate compared to the prices of tuition at a university.

    What to do for fun

    Definitely hit the beach or the mall both are nearby.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok but there is a restaurant that is run by the culinary students. I have not checked it out yet but I plan to do so in the near future.

    Dorm Life

    There is really no dorm life on campus because there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I find that the academics to be average. But there are some competitive programs like the Nursing Program only a certain amount of students are admitted into the program per year so maintaining a 4.0 is pretty important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out as much information as you can about the school and its procedures before enrolling.

    In three sentences

    The resources the college offers are great. It bothers me that the books in the bookstore cost more than the ones I can find online. Also, the college now has books which were made especially for the college that means students cannot find them elsewhere.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There aren't many things to do for fun at the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Only the athletes stay in dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't depend on advisers to keep track of your credits and classes required. It's not that they are unorganized, but you are better off to do it yourself and be responsible for your own education.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is a college I would recommend to anyone. Contrary to what many outsiders think, the professors are extremely qualified. They are always willing to help the student.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The college is cheap to attend. The staff is always willing to help. Good school, I'm glad I'm going there.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well, in my opinion, the safety doesn't seem very secure. They have men in their elderly years and most are out of shape as the security around the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The college has so many clubs it's even hard to keep track, do you remember how many clubs your high school had? Well Daytona State has MUCH more, guaranteed!

    Great for these types of students

    If your looking forward to going into the medical field, it's the right place for you. It offers hands on training along with certified degrees, and it comes down to a really cheap price.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that the school is worth it, they pick a schedule that is flexible for you, and you'll never see yourself paying a whole bunch of money per year.

    What to do for fun

    Daytona State offers many things, such as many sports, an indoor gymnasium, a weight lifting gym, libraries, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is wonderful, they have many companies that serve food within the area which includes The smart market, pizza hut, 500 snack shop, Deland falcon cafe, and the bean.

    Dorm Life

    The college doesn't necessarily have dorms within the college, but they do have apartments outside the campus but within the area.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it's my first year in college, I find that the courses are quite easy. Although the classes are much more complex than High School.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for scholarships, financial aid, and grants early and on time, that way all of your courses would be paid on time.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State is a really good college to go to, I give it a 10 out of 10, Daytona State makes everything comfortable and affordable. Although it's not a private University that offers masters degrees and doctorates degrees, you can still manage to get a good degree with a good education. If you can't afford to go to school, you can sign up for grants and scholarships, so you will basically be going to school for free.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is 24/7 surveillance of each campus with security on guard at all times during school hours.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cheerleading, baseball, tons of clubs to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    If you don't want to go far from home, if you love the beach, and if you love the intimacy of small classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Embry Riddle is right up the road from the Daytona campus. There are loads of fun things to do in conjunction with this school.

    Bang for the buck

    In comparison to larger, more competitive universities, this school is definitely worth the money you'll spend. You save tons of cash when attending community college. In my first semester, I only spent a little over $1k while at the University of Central Florida, students are spending upwards of $4k every semester.

    What to do for fun

    The Daytona campus is right next to a bustling beach-side community. There are loads of restaurants, theaters, shopping centers, and recreational stops along the way. You'll love the atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    In order to obtain the food and dining aspect, you must take classes at the Daytona campus. But, it's definitely worth it.

    Dorm Life

    This school does not have dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    Far less homework, but better in-class discussions. Depending on what classes you take, you're definitely going to find this to be a simple route to college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely look into the nursing program as well as their psychology courses. And, make sure you go to ratemyprofessor.com, to find the right professors for you.

    In three sentences

    This school's motto, stay closer, go further is definitely true to itself. The students are all the people that I've known forever. And, the teachers are just as personable and kind as my high school teachers.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Daytona State is only minutes from the beach as well as the mall. There are also local attractions like the lighthouse in ponce inlet and boating/water activities on the Indian River.

    Food and Dining

    The small cafeteria is very accommodating and has all the basic food venues. They have a sandwich bar, pizza hut, salad bar and other snacks as well as a drinking fountain. The seating space is average and during peak times you may need to take your food outside or with you.

    Dorm Life

    Daytona State doesn't provide dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor, you really need to work at getting a good grade by attending class, handing in homework assignment on time, and studying for all tests. If you stick to those three things diligently you will pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Has great professors that push you to succeed. Makes it easy to schedule classes online. Professor provide time before and after class if you need additional help.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety office is one of the things that are always included in tours and heavily stressed.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition and fees are reasonable compared to other schools. However, there are fees are the athletic center and most colleges do not charge extra for current students to use the gym.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs that students can join. There are also student sports to get involved in or cheer for.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe 101 is always advertised and coming up with new ways to get people on campus to come by and check them out.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic strain is not bad at Daytona State College. Make sure that you are always checking your syllabus and know the date that all assignments are due, especially for online classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to make sure they have done everything they need to do to qualify for financial aid. Financial aid will not start processing until all documents are turned in and there are additional forms for additional requests. Always stay on top of what is going on.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is a great fit for those who cannot decide between going to a community college or university after high school graduation. There are a variety of Associate degrees for those who decide to spread their wings elsewhere. There is also a selection of Bachelor degrees for those who decide to stay and get the university experience right in their backyard.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think it's UCF.

    Greek Life

    It's the fraternity and sorority community on Campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I play Soccer, forward or midfielder.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, Intelligent, Nice...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't really know about campus, but I do know about locations.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for my buck is $20

    What to do for fun

    I play soccer or I helped the children of school ministry at Church.

    Food and Dining

    I eat Hamburger Helper and it's my favorite food.

    Dorm Life

    It's not really fair, sometimes you can be in a room with someone that doesn't like and know how to clean.

    Academic Rigor

    It works careful practice and committed.

    Tips for prospective students

    It helped the students thinks more and never late to learn something or to be what you want to be.

    In three sentences

    I want to be a part of this College I want to be somewhere I would like to go to learn I'd like to go there to learn.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security are always around

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 100 different clubs, teams and involvements

    Great for these types of students

    Great for every kind of student, no matter your field of study, culture or background

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth your last penny

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and organizations to join. There is open gym for anybody. There is also plenty of shopping stores and a beach minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Pizza Hut on campus also in the cafeteria there is a salad bar and diner that serves you whatever you're in the mood for.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm, but there are plenty of inexpensive apartments within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    You'll remain focused

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself you'll feel like you belong here.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State always have someone available for the help you need. If you go into the office of student accounts or administration you get called less than 5 minutes, so it's always in and out. You feel right at home on your first day.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Looking to spend less for the first two years of college then transfer.

    What to do for fun

    Many different clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your notes and homework.

    In three sentences

    Don't miss test days. If you do you wont be able to make them up. If you have online classes make sure you check into them every day.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They recently updated their equipment. My friend is a member of their staff and they have call boxes all over the campus. I definitely feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    Nope.

    Clubs and Activities

    like I said above, I attend the Anime and Gaming Guild. I heard the psychology club is a blast as well.

    Great for these types of students

    As long as you set up your classes and read reviews for your professors, you should do fine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The welcome back parties are amazing and they occasionally have the monster truck handing out monster along with other fun goodies.

    Bang for the buck

    Attend here is defiantly worth the time and you can always transfer over to a university after.

    What to do for fun

    I normally hang out with one of the clubs, i.e. Anime and Gaming Guild

    Food and Dining

    The food around the campus is meh but the cafeteria and the front restaurant are amazing.

    Dorm Life

    There are none.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and don't let life keep you from your main goal.

    In three sentences

    I think it is a great school to start out at. The professors are usually nice and try to work with you. I recommend it especially if you plan on attend a big college like UCF but don't want to spend a pretty penny for your basic classes.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had any problems with campus safety but I know of one incident where a homeless person or bum followed one of my professors into one of the buildings.

    Greek Life

    Nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    At least for what I'm interested in, DSC has a wide variety of activities to become involved in. The only problem is trying to find the time between coursework and if you're a student who commutes and has a job.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for anyone who wants to stay close to home or maybe isn't quite sure what they want to do with their education yet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The art building is pretty interesting in that it's different than other buildings on the main campus.

    Bang for the buck

    For the cost of attendance I think Daytona State College is a great institution. I don't have any complaints really about how much I've paid in correspondence with the education I've received thus far.

    What to do for fun

    Daytona State College offers campuses in more than one location. I would say take advantage of this if you have the ability to because it's great to explore new areas of the state you might not necessarily have a reason to go to otherwise. The Daytona Beach campus is also only about 10 minutes from the beach, which is awesome.

    Food and Dining

    The food is typical cafeteria food but there are some great cafes that serve baked goods and coffees etc.

    Dorm Life

    Daytona State College does not offer any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I've only had maybe two or three courses that have been overly challenging to me. As long as you study for your exams and pay attention in class you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the most out of your education and use all of the opportunities presented. Don't take anything for granted and seek out all the possible opportunities you can to help you succeed academically. Also, use ratemyprofessor.com religiously it's extremely accurate!

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is great for those students who want to stay close to home their first two years of college (or four depending on your program). It's also great for students who cannot afford or who do not wish to spend absorbent amounts of money of school. If you fit into either of those two categories Daytona State College is the place for you.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's very safe on campus. I have not heard of any incidents.

    Great for these types of students

    Single-parents, and those who are trying to balance a full-time job and school. They offer a ton of online courses for your convenience.

    What to do for fun

    They have sports teams, and clubs and organizations just like any other school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you register early because classes get full quickly.

    In three sentences

    Daytona is a great school. It's affordable but has quality professors and teachers. The entire application and enrollment process goes very smoothly.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is great. They work 24 hours patroling the school and if you need assistance there is a number you can call, and someone will come to assisst you.

    Greek Life

    There are a few phi cappa beta groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs! Sign language club, Gay straight aliance club, sports club teams, etc. They hold many things they can participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    All students! This school is so very great for every single type, kind, and shape of person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They hold advertising booths to help out students in the courtyard sometimes.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is completely worth the money you would spend, it's a great step in life as well as a great life experience.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun! During season your right next to the speedway, and only 10 minutes from the beach. There is the ocean walk where there is restaurants, shops, amusement rides all right on the beach.

    Food and Dining

    Their cafeteria is fairly good, they have healthy selections as well as the usual unhealthy selections. They offer a meal plan that is very helpful.

    Dorm Life

    unfortunately because it is not a university they don't have dorm living, but there are very nice apartments close nearby the school, that are not too pricey if you have a roommate or two. Or if your lucky enough to have scholarship money then your set.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great, there is always someone to help you when you need it, no matter what subject it is that you are struggling in. There is teachers in the library that can help with a research paper, as well as math tutors in the academic support center. Plus teachers are very open to helping you during office hours all you have to do it ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend taking lots of notes in class to refer back to for studying purposes. and i most definitely recommend getting help from tutors if you need it, don't be afraid to ask for help it's your education coming from your pocket get the most out of it that you can.

    In three sentences

    The school is magnificent for a state college, one of the best i have seen. Their teachers are extremely helpful, and there are on campus tutors, and student help centers always there to assist you. They create a good learning environment, and offer enough help so you are more likely to succeed.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I think the tuition is extremely reasonable. I paid around $1,700 to take five classes and my financial aid covered all of it. :)

    What to do for fun

    There isn't really anything to do at my campus, but I will talk to my friends in between classes.

    Food and Dining

    I've never experienced the cafeteria, because I go to one of the smaller campuses.

    Dorm Life

    I don't believe there are dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes seem more laid back then they are at a bigger University, but they're still interesting and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Class attendance isn't required in a lot of classes, but it's important to go to every class if you want to get good grades. So, plan your schedule so you know you'll go to your classes. Also, don't stress out too much and don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College has small, intimate classes, which is a plus. It has knowledgable professors. It also has good academic advisors.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It is in Daytona...there is much to do around there.

    Food and Dining

    They have a new and improved cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Did not live on campus.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. I earned my AA there and I am now moving on to the nursing program. I feel I have received a great education and I am very prepared for my future.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Most are older, overweight, and running people over with golf carts. They also listen to music while on duty, smoke, and talk on their cell phones.

    Great for these types of students

    That just want to go to class, do their work and go home. They try to have an atmosphere but it generally fails on many levels.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of EVERYTHING! My first semester I got dropped from all my classes and had to resign up because they never reminded me to pay.

    In three sentences

    Good for getting your general A.A. Most students there take it as a joke. But it's a good cheap option for completing your degree.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Telephones everywhere for your safety purposes!

    Great for these types of students

    Serious minded students.

    What to do for fun

    The Daytona campus is obviously right next to the beach, just don't let that distract. Maybe a reward for a good days work?

    Food and Dining

    Can you say Starbucks?!

    Dorm Life

    I don't know if DSC has dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course there are those classic teachers who are easy to get an A with, but they are balanced out by those teachers who you to walk away actually knowing more than you came with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to make sure you have all your classes on one campus, or if you can't then definitely give yourself some breathing room to make it to class on time, at least an hour or two.

    In three sentences

    There are a lot of different campuses to pick from. The teachers tend to all be local and very understanding, you just got to be willing to speak up. A nice variety of ages attend this school, from just out of high school to folks in their fifties taking classes just for the fun of it!

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    im sure it differs between campuses

    Clubs and Activities

    lots

    Great for these types of students

    older

    Bang for the buck

    aslong as your in a classroom you get your moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    lots of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    nice cafe type eating

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    there are students here that take classes at stetson as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    just because its laid back doesnt mean its easy as pie. there are some harder teachers.

    In three sentences

    daytona state is a nice laid back school. perfect for the student thats been out for awhile. multiple campuses.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    whenever I'm stress I would sit outside the bookstore, something about the scenery calms me down

    Bang for the buck

    Music, and study health

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus, there will be distractions, but the value of education will be worth more than what is distracted you.

    In three sentences

    It helps me to strive for excellence, and its very inspiring with education.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No matter where you are on campus, there is always a campus security around. They secure the parking lot so that don't anyone come on the campus and try to break into people car when they are in class. When it is raining you can call a campus security and they will pick you up and drop you off to your closes building so that you will not get wet. Security is really everywhere.

    Greek Life

    For every religion and people with different ethnic backgrounds.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many club and activities that you can't go boring. Most of time you wouldn't have to live campus to do other things because majority of it is on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for any type of person, whether you are old or young. They have choices for anyone that want to succeed in life.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth your money only if you put your time in effort in coming to school, if not then your wasting your time.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out at the local club or join in a club at school. I like to work so that I can help my mom out with her bills. I like to play any sport with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is so great. You have some schools that sell bad food, but here they serve all kinds of food, even to a healthy salad or shake. They make sure they have variety menus for everyone even vegetarians.

    Dorm Life

    You don't have to stay on campus , it's really your choice. I stay off campus with family so that I can save money up for my own apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    They have so many programs you can get into. If you like to play sports they have teams where you can sign up and even can get a scholarship to transfer to your next college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you ever needed a school where you can also work and not feel any type of stress this is the school. You can set your own schedule, due to your own priorities. Stay focus and do what you got to do and you will be perfectly fine.

    In three sentences

    It is a very proactive school, with many opportunities for people who come from a poor background or rich. It help with many options, like financial aid , loans or grant. This college makes sure everyone is helped when in need.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am not aware of any issues with safety on Daytona State College campuses.

    Greek Life

    There really isn't any Greek Life on Daytona State College campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in the process of restarting the club lacrosse team at Daytona State College Flagler Campus. I am not aware of any other special clubs/activities at this time.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for young, laid back students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am just starting my 2nd semester at Daytona State College, so I haven't learned of any unusual traditions or found any strange locations on campus yet!

    Bang for the buck

    Daytona State definitely offers more bang for your buck. The tuition rates are slightly cheaper than your major colleges and universities (University of Florida, FSU, Stetson, etc...). With my Bright Futures Scholarship, my tuition and books average about $1000 per semester.

    What to do for fun

    Daytona State College's campus is close to Daytona Beach, the Speedway, and several malls/outlet malls. In addition, the students are very friendly and many hang around after classes and jam (play guitar) or meet at the local sports complex to play Lacrosse.

    Food and Dining

    My particular campus (Flagler Campus) does not have a dining room. I may grab a bag of chips from the vending machine from time to time or leave campus and dine at the nearby Burrito Works!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Daytona State. Students either live with relatives, friends or they secure their own apartments in town.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that the academics are competitive to other major colleges. Daytona State College is a newly formed 4-year college, so not many majors are offered. Daytona State College was formerly known as a community college; a stepping stone to that next big step in college. However, the academics are still competitive compared to other colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think Daytona State College is a great choice for young students that wish to remain close to home. It is also a great choice for students who have financial limitations and wish to still obtain a quality education. My advice would be to definitely tour the campus that you plan to attend, speak with an admission counselor and carefully review your program of study before making your final decision.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is an outstanding choice for students that plan to transfer to a 4 year university. Daytona State College is a smaller school, allowing more one-to-one support from faculty. Daytona State College is a great choice for students wishing to remain close to home (Daytona, Palm Coast, St. Augustine).

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    All my life I heard, Study now, play later. and I can't stress that phrase enough! Procrastination is a killer...

    In three sentences

    In my past year at Daytona State I have nothing but nice things to say. My teachers may have been old, but all knew what they were talking about! Friendly and open, I'll be returning this semester for sure!

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    High rate of theft, high rate of vehicles being broken into and a few years ago a student was shot in killed in the parking lot - that made the news. In Fall 2012 there was an attempted rape of a student during the day in the womens bathroom.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very poor - no community spirit. They just pay lip service and pretend.

    Bang for the buck

    They are too expensive for the grief they inflict upon students

    What to do for fun

    Nothing

    Food and Dining

    McDonald's has a better menu

    Dorm Life

    They are a state college without dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Poor

    Tips for prospective students

    Go somewhere else other than Daytona State

    In three sentences

    Horrible, they discriminate against students (lost three law suits to prove that statement) their Florida on line service should read no service as they need to upgrade servers and refuse to do so - faculty and students suffer.

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always comfortable on campus,even at night.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty to do in town from Raceweek to Spring Break 60 miles away from amusment Parks Universal Studios, Walt Disney World,Sea World.

    Food and Dining

    Daytona offers a large variety of dining experiences, affordable

    Academic Rigor

    Pace yourself to be the best for your potential

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    My experience so far has been very rewarding the professors and faculty have gone out of there way to make me feel at home.I look forward to going to my classes each day. I plan to make the most of every opportunity in order to make my dreams a reality.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safe campus

    Great for these types of students

    all types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    2 miles from beach

    What to do for fun

    Shopping, race car events, spring break events, BEACHES.

    Food and Dining

    home of Daytona 500; plenty of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    na, I live at home

    Tips for prospective students

    Several campuses; great weather in the tri-county area.

    In three sentences

    DSC is a small state college. Being smaller is good because you have the opportunity to communicate with classmates and teachers. The class sizes are usually smaller which is beneficial.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I live at home so I would not know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and review the teachers before signing up for classes.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is a great way to start and finish your AA or AS degrees. This school is also an accredited school, so you can transfer your credits after you finish your intended major. The teachers at this college teach and also provide help when ever help is needed.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our Campus Safety team is always visible and their offices are easy to find. We rarely have any problems on our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have softball teams in Daytona, on the Palm Coast Campus we have the Psychology Club and the History Club and fraternities to join, there is so much!

    Great for these types of students

    All students of any age. Everyone helps one-another and looks out for each other.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our main campus is in Daytona, but my campus is Palm Coast Florida.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great school for young, middle age and elderly we have it all.

    What to do for fun

    We have movies and music, we also have a lot of clubs that you can join that are always doing something to raise money for charity. There is always something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    We do not have food and dining at the Palm Coast Campus. Daytona does and is great!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a fast pace school if you want to complete your degree quickly or you can go at your own pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find an advisor that you can talk to and do it they are great and will help you with all of your needs.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Daytona State College a Ten on a scale of One to Ten! Excellent schools and excellent Professors. You can't find a better school.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a table tennis in the cafeteria which is pretty fun when you have friends to play with.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, it could be better though. There is a few different places on campus to get food at.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at the school.

    Academic Rigor

    You must be willing to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep up with your work and going to school.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College has highly trained great teachers. They are very helpful and are full of knowledge. All staff is ready and eager to help.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had a problem but always be cautious and stay on guard.

    Great for these types of students

    Perfect for starting fresh out of High School. Complete your A.A. Degree then transfer to a University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any unusual traditions or locations.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do in the area from Daytona Lagoon/Oceanside to the Nightlife you'll always be busy.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants surrounding the area. BJ's Brewhouse is my favorite.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check ratemyprofessor.com before registering for any class.

    In three sentences

    Daytona Campus is a small clean campus. Most teachers are friendly and go out of their way to care for student concerns. Perfect college to start out at before transferring to a University.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the world's most famous beach - Daytona Beach!

    Food and Dining

    Area dining is great!

    Academic Rigor

    Take challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your classmates! Its not about what you know, but who you know. Your classmates are going to be essential to your success.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College provides a very safe and clean campus. The faculty and staff are professionals in their fields. Opportunities for extracurricular activities are limitless!

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Each campus has a cafe which offers a good selection of choices and they taste great. They also have great spaces both inside and out to sit and eat. If you wanted something else, mostly all the campuses are within a few miles from other restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live at home. The multiple campuses around Central Florida make the living arrangements very easy. There are many apartment complexes around each of the campuses if needed.

    Academic Rigor

    Daytona State prides themselves in their performance and hopes for the best from their students. Certain classes can be challenging which is to be expected, but the staff is also realistic when it comes to the workload. It is college level and I wouldn't expect anything less!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the Academic Support on the campuses. Daytona State offers support for all subjects and the people are very helpful. You can get one on one help and schedule appointments or even walk in. There are Academic Support labs on all campuses and the hours work well for everyone!

    In three sentences

    Daytona State has a supportive staff that is always willing to help and be available. There are multiple campuses that are available around central Florida that make it more convenient. The college has many programs to offer that fit your current lifestyle and needs!

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its looks like it pretty safe . there are guards and people making sure that everything is ok

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life .

    Clubs and Activities

    in the summer time there are not that many clubs but there are a few clubs during fall and spring .

    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not want to pay much for college. Studetns who need a local school students who are older and need to go back to school .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are only a couple minute from the famous Daytona beach

    Bang for the buck

    you a pay a lot for a class so it looks likes it not worth snice they don't help out with finical aid much .

    What to do for fun

    there are some sports that I know about , though it more of a college for actuall clases and learning than a fun and do things college.

    Food and Dining

    I never had the food since I just started but I know there are a lot of options for kids to eat on the Daytona and Deland campus.

    Dorm Life

    Due to the fact that it is a coummitiy college there are no dorm really to live in . there are a ton of apartments around but you pay them differently than the college .

    Academic Rigor

    Its pretty nice . the classes are hard but not too complex.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you want to do when you come to college . A tip I would personally give studetns is that make sure you have engiugh money for all your classes and books .

    In three sentences

    Daytona state is the college for high school students wishing to enroll , college students who don't want to pay a lot and adults looking for a second chance a college . It has 8 campuses located around Central Florida making a well fit for many people .Daytona State College is a wonderful community college for anyone who wants a degree .

  • 07/20/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    the beach, go downtown, movies, hang with friends, gym.

    Food and Dining

    havent started yet

    Dorm Life

    doesnt have any

    Academic Rigor

    havent started yet

    Tips for prospective students

    haven't started yet

    In three sentences

    I have no yet had any classes here. however the academic advising is good! Also the staff are helpful. Not to mention the campus is smallish so you cant get lost.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Beach!

    Food and Dining

    I eat from home, but I heard the Campus Starbucks is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    I live at home and commute to school!

    Academic Rigor

    All my professors were just okay they did not challenge me to do better in any way, but I would say that they were all helpful when it came to homework and classwork.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It is a good college with relatively small class sizes. It needs more bachelor degree options.i view it has a spring board into a more substantial college.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I personally enjoy being in the Bachelor's program because it helps me develop different ways to achieve and complete my goals in order to make a difference on my community. Humanities club in other option that will help me create and develop a better understanding about the ideology around the world.

    What to do for fun

    Enroll in different programs that the school is providing such as basketball, swimming, lifting, golfing, and soccer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time in every class they are taking, study before and after class in order to have a better understanding about the material, and keep trying no matter how hard the class is never give up.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State is a great college that focuses in helping students to make a change around the country opening them doors that will bring a better financial and professional future among the community.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Students should look at college as a stepping stone to their career. Daytona State College is for students who are both intrinsic and extrinsic. All students should take their classes serious and study hard.

    In three sentences

    Great educational experience at this campus. I would suggest anyone in my local area to come be apart of our school. The teachers are professional and want to see the students succeed.

  • 08/12/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    not a lot to do on-campus. off campus there are the movies, bars, beach, bowling, skating, ect..

    Food and Dining

    there is not a lot of dining options on campus but off campus there is plenty of locations to get good food.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms that i am aware of.

    Academic Rigor

    i have only attended classes for a couple of weeks before i had to drop them for financial reasons. the classes that i was taking had a decent amount of work but did not overload the students with it.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have all of your information to all the offices about a month before the first day of class to make sure it all gets processed in time.

    In three sentences

    i have attended larger universities and Daytona State is a happy medium. you can attend large or small classes. this college has a little for everyone.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out in the library and the writing center, but if that's not the type of thing you're into there's always the lounge with the Foosball table.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines available and even a student lounge

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on Campus so I honestly dont know

    Academic Rigor

    I love the classes. They are challenging but not too difficult. Teachers are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay calm. The teachers are fun, the classes aren't too difficult. It'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State is a nice calm environment. I was a nervous wreck my first day but once I actually got there, I calmed down immediately. It was so easy to get in the flow of things.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activities to join. Between sports and acedemic clubs there is never a dull moment. The closer you become with other students the easier it becomes to find something fun to do outside of school.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. Sometimes it can be a little pricey but it is good. The best part of the cafeteria is that they serve Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    I perfer to live at home but I have heard that the dorm life and Daytona State College isn't bad at all. It provides a perfect transition from at home living to independent living.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy and some are not so easy, but no matter what class it is, they always require study time. You might not have to spend as much time studying for one class as you might on another but it is best to always review the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If ypu have a question, whether it be in class or about financial aid, don't be afraid to ask. Always do the work.

    In three sentences

    It may not be the biggest or most well known college around but I have found some amazing opportunities. The professors are always willing to help and work with the students. In my oppinion it is an 'A' grade school; everyone works hard for success.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    not much around here.

    Food and Dining

    the foods ok, ive have ate here once. (id rather drive 2 minutes up the road and theirs a lot of food places)

    Dorm Life

    zero dorm life, at least at the Palm Coast, and Daytona campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the school a a little spirit. the teacher try their best to push you in the right direction and are always there when you need then.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read the rating of your professor before you sign up for them, it has saved my life a couple of time and has saved me time and money by not taking a class that the teacher has a 1.5 on the rate my professor site.

    In three sentences

    DSC is a smaller school but that makes the classroom sizes really nice. Its a community college that turned into a state college so they are still growing. The place is nice and know the campuses are smoke free.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Safe campus, no bullying or even a sense of rudeness. Everyone who goes to Daytona State College is there for the education and the safe environment. Plenty of student around campus are relaxing on benches and chatting to fellow class members. Also there's plenty of campus officers around enforcing safety rules and precautions.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school does offer plenty of clubs and a few sports teams. But the school is more focused on education and succession with the tutoring for almost every class available online and in the library/ media center.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student will fit in at Daytona State. The college does have few upperclassmen only because of the few Bachelor programs that are available, but most of the people who go are Freshmen and Sophomore.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes aren't too expensive. I am, taking four classes, 13 credit hours and for two semesters I am paying around $2,500. Note, that I am a college freshmen working towards my associates degree, but this school is a great place to start.

    What to do for fun

    The campus does have a student lounge that students can go to to relax on campus. There are also extra-curricular activities available to sign up for to fill one's schedule with interesting events.

    Food and Dining

    Daytona State has vending machines around the schools with fairly priced snacks and drinks. It also has a cafe to buy meals on campus. There are also fast food restaurants near by the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Daytona State has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Daytona state is a simple school with above average education. Its professors teach what needs to be taught. The classes are specific in detail and preparation for future careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    1)Study 2)Check your online email/ homework often 3)Be on time for class

    In three sentences

    The classes are good in size. The professors are professional when it comes to teaching. The students there are dedicated to education.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety at DSC are beyond awesome. They definitely take care of business, while being a great asset to us students. Camus safety limit many crimes upon the college and even go the distance to give students rides to designated places when really needed, not for fun. For example, DSC Campus Safety resolved a case of an armed suspect in less than ten minutes. Authorities were called and the situation was carefully taken care of.

    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs around DSC are constantly recruiting for new incomers because they like for everyone to be involved. Many students do decide to join a club for good reasons. DSC has a bunch of clubs and extracurricular activities, even sports, for students to join. For example, flag football is an extracurricular activity. DSC even has a Paranormal Club!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, my friends and I all go together in the cafeteria to play Ping Pong or talk and listen to music. Outside, i have seen many students scattered through the campus in their own little hangout areas. Students sit by themselves sometimes and even in groups under trees or at tables.

    Food and Dining

    DSC has a cafeteria full of delicious foods. I usually get pizza, because they seem to make it the best. The men and women cooks are very tentative.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot speak about dorm life since i live in the area of DSC and reside at my house.

    Academic Rigor

    I won't say there are too many challenges inside the walls of each class. Everyone is friendly and helpful. As mentioned before, there are a number of chances to improve at a task.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students coming to Daytona State for the first time need to be aware of paying attention. It seems clich���©, but very true. Attending class every session will really help you succeed. I know this, because it is my first year at DSC and in my classes we take tests based on what lectures we have had throughout the weeks.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of one to ten, I'd rate Daytona State as about an eight or nine. The school has great class sizes, which is really essential when it is time to learn. DSC also offers many opportunities to perfect an assignment given by your professors via: the Writing Center, Academic Support Center (ASC), and the Library.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Activities are always available for after school fun. Be sure to visit the information center for any questions.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want to go back to school, as well as young men and women who want to earn their degree. If anything, this would be the best start for those who want to be better acquainted with college life, as well as being able to succeed in the years to come.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes we have open house, blood drives, and career fairs.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say being at Daytona State has changed my perspective over time. There isn't a better time to go to college, or for a prospective student who wants to get their degree. If you have the ability to go to college, don't worry, everything here at Daytona State is ok.

    What to do for fun

    Activities and clubs are also available ranging film viewings to school literary magazine meetings.

    Food and Dining

    Food options can vary, but none the less affordable for any student.

    Dorm Life

    Daytona State doesn't offer dorm life, but it also puts into account for being affordable for students living at home. In most cases being on your own can be scary, but none the less a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers at Dayton State vary for what field you are interested in. For what it's worth, the college does have a wide range of students and teachers, but it also has some teachers who are unprepared for the students or lessons they are teaching. Keep in mind Daytona State is a community college, so don't be surprised if you don't get any academic support, but get ready for any curveballs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students are eligible for a four year or two year program. Financial situations for students are limited towards tuition and schoolbooks. You can also look into financial aid or other scholarship programs.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is an affordable and worthwhile experience. In particular, students who are interested in attending are always welcome.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety personnel are never far away and are always monitoring the campus. I feel safe when I attend class.

    Greek Life

    The traditional aspect is the same as any other college.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a wide array of clubs and extra activities to do on the side.

    Great for these types of students

    If your looking for a solid general education you can trust, and interesting people this college is right for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campuses are well spread out over central Florida.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the payment compared to a university.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and extra curricular activities! They have every type of club imaginable. They also do a good job at providing aid for writing papers and things like math help. There is a list of programs to enroll in for fun!

    Food and Dining

    The snack and drinks in the cafe are always refreshing, and well priced.

    Dorm Life

    I have never stayed on campus though, it seems to be nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics cover what you need to know. They do not seem to go much further from that. Classes are not that hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your research and select the right campuses and professors, not all are the best.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is an awesome place to learn general subjects! They specialize in their nursing and medical programs! The environment is always relaxed at Daytona State and everything seem to be well organized.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Very expensive, definitely wise to bring your own snacks/lunches and beverage.

    Tips for prospective students

    The ASC center is excellent! The tutors are more than willing to go out of their way to help you, so go!

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College has a friendy staff, tutors, and advisors. All of the teachers that I've had were excellent and helpful. Only downside is that there is never any parking.

  • 11/25/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Awesome security.

    Greek Life

    Fabulous.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ready to sign up for clubs and activities this school has to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing, everything is wonderful.

    Bang for the buck

    Reasonable cost.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, gym, and music.

    Food and Dining

    Wonderful cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Off-campus housing is good.

    Academic Rigor

    Way to go!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up the good work! Enjoy your time here on this campus. Study and you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful campus to explore. Everyone is people-oriented. I can't wait to attend this spring semester.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Its a great school and all the teachers i have had are very good.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College is a great school, I have learned a lot this school. They have many campuses all over Volusia Co. that makes it very student friendly. The teachers are great and the Daytona campus is very.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus. There are always security staff driving around the parking lots and there are plenty of students on campus so that I don't feel alone and at risk of danger.

    Great for these types of students

    All types! I am a non traditional, returning student who hasn't been in school for 20 years and I found my classmates to be very accepting. There are other non traditional students as well, so you definitely don't feel like a fish out of water which was my greatest fear.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are lucky enough to win a scholarship or qualify for financial aid, this college is definitely affordable! Especially if you are a Florida resident.

    What to do for fun

    Daytona State is about a 10 minute drive to the beach plus it is approximately 45 minutes from Orlando. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Florida weather in Daytona. This is a huge running and cycling community and there are plenty of fitness centers. Daytona State does have its own fitness center on campus and pool.

    Food and Dining

    Daytona State has a nice cafeteria within the campus plus there are various dining options within 10 minutes drive of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Daytona State is a junior college so all housing is off campus so I cannot review specific college housing.

    Academic Rigor

    I think there is a wide range of courses available, however some of the more career specific classes (non-core) are very limited. If you are athletic, Daytona State offers opportunities in softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf, swimming, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to register early because some classes are very limited. Also, the financial aid process can be lengthy, so do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Daytona State is a small, easily accessible college. If you are looking for an associates degree or a good junior college, Daytona State is a great choice. The professors are very helpful and knowledgeable, and truly care about providing you a good education.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    If I was rating Daytona State College in three sentences, I would first say that it is close to home and offers some of the same degrees a university offers.Second, I would say it is more affordable then a private university. Last but not least, I would say that the teachers and faculty members are friendly and encouraging.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They usually will have someone around to help you if something is going on and there may be a red post that you can hit the button if you feel unsafe and an officer will come around and help you out.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any as far as I know.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't been able to check out any of their clubs, but I do recall that their are a few you could be involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are not workaholics

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not gotten the chance to experiance any events.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are not too difficult and I believe the pice is good, cheaper than other schools.

    What to do for fun

    On the Daytona Campus they do have their photography and art buildings which showcase the different artworks by the students which is always interesting to see.

    Food and Dining

    They usually have a cafe around in the area if ever needed and vending machines too, of coursen

    Dorm Life

    There is not any dorms by the college campuses as far as I know.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the students are usually there to learn or sleep in class. Many students may not even show up because it just bores them, but they can still complete majority of the class online still.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always complete your assignments and turn in your assignments ahead of time because sometimes the daytona portal may mess up and never send your classwork. So be sure to not procrastinate on any assignments. In some cases, I have found that some teachers will accept assignments late if you have a good excuse for not doing so tlbefore the deadline. I would also say speak up in class and kind of like a teacher's pet because you definitely would like a good reputation, especially if you're planning on going to another college later on. Those professors could give you a recommendation to turn into your next application for college.

    In three sentences

    I think this is a fairly decent school and the classes aren't as pricey as other colleges. The professors I had were always willing to help me out if I have trouble with any topic and usually the workload is not too stressful.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a student section where there are ping pong tables. Also, school sporting events are always fun to attend

    Food and Dining

    The Daytona Campus has a food court, included with a salad bar and a pizza hut.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes have been found to be very complicated, but time studying will prove helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an academic adviser and get your plan together first semester. Stick to your plan to the best of your ability and frequently talk to your adviser!

    In three sentences

    Daytona State College has a very helpful staff and faculty. Professors at numerous campuses have student's best interest in mind. The faculty is very helpful with transferring students and getting current students in order and on track to making the best of their lives.

  • 04/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you have late night classes and you're waiting for a ride, the campus staff won't leave until you're ride gets there.

    Clubs and Activities

    History Club, Psychology Club, Pheta Kappa Club, Annual Poetry Slams... Lots of cool stuff. :)

    What to do for fun

    - Shopping at Kohl's or Beall's for super deals - Going to Flagler Beach which is only fifteen minutes away - Thrift shopping around town - Curling up with a delicious book at Flagler County Public Library

    Food and Dining

    Though they don't have a cafeteria on the Palm Coast campus yet (they're building one now as of this writing), there are excellent places to eat around town. Thai-by-Thai has authentic Thai food, numerous ethnic grocers, and a hand-full of fast food places.

    Dorm Life

    At DSC, there is no housing available, since it's a community college. Around the Palm Coast campus, however, there are condos available that out-of-state students could use. Personally, I just stay with my parents. It's closeness to home is one of the reasons I chose DSC.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, I think the most difficult classes I've been in were Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, as well as College Algebra. The professors were extremely helpful; they made sure that any questions you had were answered and explained everything in the best way possible. I love the caring approach that the professors take towards their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start with some of the easier classes like English 101 or Intermediate Math, if this is your first experience with college. There's a student help center where you can get free help with your homework, and a writing center to get a second opinion on your paper. With all the help around, all you need to do is ask.

    In three sentences

    My experience with Daytona State has been very pleasant and educational. There's all different kinds of people there in every walk of life, united in their goal to make themselves better. The atmosphere is friendly, and the professors, tutors, and students are all ready and willing to help me out.