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  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 1 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Edison is, like I said, a good opportunity to get the first two years, AA Degree, out of the way. They are very flexible with night classes and online classes, so it is great for full time workers and back to school adults. The college also has a growing program for international students.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are almost no requirements to be accepted to Edison College. They are very lenient, but I suggest you register online. And during registration and financial services, make sure you get your paper work sorted out with plenty enough time to spare, because their admissions office is unorganized.

    Bang for the buck

    Edison is cheep and convenient. They do have a great nursing program, and they are best for getting the first two years of general classes out of the way. For the sake of expenses, I suggest Edison for the first two years AA Degree, then going on to a University for a Bachelors Degree.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a bit boring here. There are not any interesting events going on. We did have events on Tuesdays last semester, but besides that, the campus is pretty small and plain. It works as a community college to get the basic classes out of the way.

    Am learning a lot

    Edison is a community college. I don't know how other community colleges are, but the first two years are basically a review of what you learned in high school. I'm not learning anything I didn't already know.

  • 01/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 2 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to save money instead of heading right to universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get all your paperwork in on time. The financial office tends to be a bit sloppy with your paperwork, so have copies of everything just in case. Financial aid seems to come in a couple weeks late (sometimes 1 month flies by), so brace yourself. Also, academic advisors tend to be extremely busy most of the time, so schedule a meeting with them well in advance (weeks ahead). If you have morning classes, come to school 30 minutes to 1 hour earlier so you can park closer to your classroom. Try not to fool around a lot; it's easy to get lost in your material.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap. Attend this college if you want to save money! Don't just jump into universities. Take the time to save money while you go to classes at Edison State College. Depending on which classes you take and how many, tuition can cost up to $2,000. If you have Bright Futures or any other scholarship, it will help tremendously with these expenses. Night and online classes are almost too convenient. Some professors have pdf files of their textbooks (depending on which professor you have), others don't even use the assigned textbook.

    Am enjoying being here

    While there are clubs, they're a bit selective (2nd year students, Honor students). Also, if you have a hectic schedule, most clubs aren't flexible enough for you to join. There are some marathons and walking events for good causes (March of Dimes, Cancer Cure,etc). They do offer free ice cream almost every month. And, they have interesting plays and musical concerts annually.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of what we talk about in class, you should already know in high school. However, with the more advanced classes (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Composition), they take you into a deeper world, seeing as you have more to explore certain topics.

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Always talk to the professor before taking the entry level class to see if you can skip it or test out.

    Bang for the buck

    Extremely worth it!!! Dont waste money at a big university when you can pay less. I have had classes with 6 and 7 students. Talk about individual attention.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have not had a dull moment since I've been here!!! Always fun stuff going on!

    Am learning a lot

    It really depends on your seat to butt ratio. What are you bringing to the equation? I don't recommend Statistics.

  • 08/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    everyone is nice in each department. flexible class schedules.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are great and such a nice place.

  • 05/25/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Recent High school graduates, Undecided majors, people who want to save $$, transient students, transfer students. If you work full time there are lots of night/online classes but, that doesn't necessarily mean all of the classes you'll need will be available at night or online.

    Tips for prospective students

    * If you need to take remedial classes complete them ASAP!! They will prevent you from getting into your important classes. Get them out of the way and take advantage of the Learning Lab if you need help. * Get you papers/transcripts/FAFSA stuff done EARLY! * Keep copies of everything you've turned in. * Certain campuses run out of classes faster than others. Find out what the popular classes are and if you need one of them try to get into them as soon as your eligible. Especially if one is a prerequisite for another! *See an advisor wayyy before the first day of any registration date. Otherwise you'll have to wait in line for awhile. If it can't be helped, bring something to do. *Financial Aid is hectic towards the beginning of a new semester. You can check to see if your FAFSA has been received and processed through your Portal. *Read your E-mails.

    Bang for the buck

    Most definitely. Why pay the university rates for the same classes being offered at Edison? Get you AA from Edison and transfer to a University later. You'll need the money later for something else.

    Did enjoy being here

    During my time at Edison I enjoyed myself. Joining a club or working for the school really makes it a much more pleasant experience. Plus you'll meet new people that way.

    Did learn a lot

    If you were in honors courses in high school the lower level classes are an in depth review of what you've already learned. As you progress and if put effort into your studies you will most definitely learn a lot. Take advantage of the Learning Lab as well as your professor's office hours. They are there to help. If the book assignments are not required to be turned in do them anyway! Professors don't assign something for no reason. It could show up in the Final exam. Have you ever taken an exam and said when the heck did we do this?.

  • 07/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who want a decent education without spending all that money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply, turn in paperwork, and register for classes as early as possible. It's harder to take certain classes with the best professors and at good times if you wait too long to register for class. And if Edison tries to tell you you're missing credit when you know for certain that you're not, fight for yourself until the very end.

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive, great for someone who doesn't have much money. With Bright Futures and financial aid, you really should have much to worry about when it comes to money...even though Edison doesn't always process that information right away.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are lots of clubs and activities happening all the time, which is great - I was worried that I wasn't going to get that whole college experience that I was expecting. The campus is pretty and the people at the registry are really kind, but I don't really know if I enjoy Edison as of yet. Based upon what my friends who managed to get their AA's through dual enrollment at Edison told me, Edison tends to lose track of information; they're not exactly organized. One of my friends actually had to fight with the school for her credits. She had received enough credits to get her AA, but they were trying to tell her that she was a few credits short. Oh, and this is personal experience - I'm supposed to be getting money from Bright Futures but I apparently am not going to get ANY of it until September 6th, but by that point I'll already have been in class for two weeks and have payed for my tuition and books...I'm really upset that I might have to pay out of pocket for my tuition and books when I HAVE money from Bright Futures I can use! Other than that, I'm still remaining a bit positive about school. It could be worse, honestly.

    Am learning a lot

    I took dual enrollment classes at Edison in the past, and now that I've graduated, I'm enrolled full time. Based on the classes I've already taken, I can honestly say that I have learned new things that I'm going to keep with me for a long time.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Get this police they have there own station at the school with real police. WOW!

    Greek Life

    To be or not to be GREEK. That is the question!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join the club the most achieeeeeeevement club!

    Great for these types of students

    Reserved, family oriented, spontaneous and also diligent

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    By the lake right in the center of it all, where the alligators dont bite they just wear bookbags.

    Bang for the buck

    buy and sell books back at Edison for a great price!

    What to do for fun

    Volley ball is the game for fame. The arts are well spent in the Barbra B Mann theatre the best in town.

    Food and Dining

    The best meal is best enjoyed inside the cafeteria where you are surronded by peers.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Basic normal academic exspectations; as fast and as simple as you can make it for you will be the best for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn each and every building, get to know the teachers and staff. Become the school, make your time the best time.

    In three sentences

    I have a great time. This is the place for me. I wouldn't leave here for anything.

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overwhelm yourself, most of the professors are willing to help and they give tons of opprotunity to recieve help if you need it!

    Bang for the buck

    Great priced for classes!

    Am enjoying being here

    For being a stepping stone college for me this college has been pretty decent. Its laid back and the campus is rather pretty.

    Am learning a lot

    The humanities and history classes here are great!

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    Edison State College is a growing campus that has tons of activities and groups that you can join. From sports to hobbies anyone can find something that they enjoy.

    Am learning a lot

    The Professors are very friendly and generally are looking out for your interest. They care about your learning and are always happy to answer any questions you have about the course you are taking.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are over 25 clubs you can join and keep busy.

    Food and Dining

    it's a little pricey but edison cafe have some good and healthly foods.

    Dorm Life

    this is a community college so they are just building some student housing now.

    Academic Rigor

    this is really a great school the teachers and staff are nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    come with an open mind and creative thinking and ready to learn.

    In three sentences

    edison state college is a wonderful school and i'm so glad to be a student here. edison has so many clubs to join and campus activites to keep you interested. edison is my top favorite school.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    more then helpful! call them at any time and for anything! and they get to your location as soon as you hang up the phone!

    Greek Life

    in one word amazing!

    Clubs and Activities

    very entertaining and they're are plenty of new friends to make!

    Great for these types of students

    business students should indulge in activities and programs for this major!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are countless traditions and awesome locations on campus! my favorite is eating lunch by the coy pond and hanging out in the art room!

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is cheap compared to other colleges and universities! along with books and lab fees! it's practically a give away compared to them!

    What to do for fun

    their are plenty of free activities to attend during the school week!! activity calenders and fliers are provided during orientation or in the cafeteria and updated every month!

    Food and Dining

    they have more then enough choices to indulge in including healthy choices!

    Dorm Life

    their new dorm rooms open fall 2012!!! the floor plans look amazing can't wait to live close and comfortably next to the college!

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on the course and the professor but they provide extensive knowledge and learning opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    the worst thing you can do is pass up an amazing opportunity to study at a beautiful resourceful campus.

    In three sentences

    edison has a great staff that are willing to help you at any time! professors are very knowledgeable and provide a great service to all students. the campus is wonderful and have more than enough resources to all their students.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    a security guard is always visible

    Greek Life

    no fraternities or sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    not very active in the clubs

    Great for these types of students

    beach lovers that want an education on a budget.

    Bang for the buck

    edison has the best prices and the veterans representative is very helpful.

    What to do for fun

    southwest florida has the best beaches in the world!

    Food and Dining

    i have never eaten at the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    school does not have a dorm but will be opening one soon

    Academic Rigor

    rigor of class depends on the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to learn

    In three sentences

    great school if you are on a budget. degrees focused primarily in nursing, teaching and business. great opportunity in transferring to larger schools after you get your associates degree.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Edison State College takes the safety and security of their students, staff and faculty very seriously; they have designed an open campus and make security officers accessible to everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Edison is the perfect place for students who can not afford the traditional 4 year college/university. You have the option of attending classes during the day or at night which makes it easier for you to work and go to school or to raise a family while attending college.

    Bang for the buck

    Edison State College allows many more students to attend college for either a certificate, 2 year or 4 year degree at a reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    There is a large variety of clubs, groups and associations affiliated with Edison State College plus Friday night movie nights and other activities. There's always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The variety of food is great and the price is just right.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms however they are new and look real nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty of Edison really care about each of their students and though they challenge their students to stretch and learn they are always willing to help their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    All prospective students should listen to the counselors and take advantage of the new student activities.

    In three sentences

    The staff, faculty and students at Edison State College, Ft. Myers campus are all very friendly, helpful and welcoming to new students. Edison is still small enough for each student to receive the personal touch from the staff and faculty but large enough to create a variety of experiences one expects while attending college.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    one's looking for a short term commitment. anything more, go to a state university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    you'll get what you pay for, especially for the degrees that are not offered at fgcu.

    What to do for fun

    it's florida, use your imagination.

    Food and Dining

    pretty good on and off campus. the main cafeteria is a little small, but great for what they've got.

    Dorm Life

    community college, therefore nonexistent.

    Academic Rigor

    not a state university, but then again, not your typical community college either.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you can go to fgcu down the road for your degree, do it. if not, you will have to grit your teeth and bear it.

    In three sentences

    the administration in the ems program need to be taken down a peg or two and shown they are not god. however, the instructors there are dynamite. they are the best in their field and genuinely like to take the time to help.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is always security patrolling campus grounds and the parking lots. there are also remote notification posts located across the campus so that students can press a button to signal if they need assistance.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is very inexpensive, and you definitely get more than expected! the education i'm receiving at esc has proved to be more valuable than what i actually paid for the tuiton. quite the steal!

    What to do for fun

    there's always something new to do on campus. intramural sports, music mondays (music is played outside of the student services center), movie fridays (free movies for students to watch), etc...

    Food and Dining

    the on-campus cafeteria serves great tasting food, and has a nice variety!

    Dorm Life

    esc's new state-of-the-art dorm complex is slated to open fall of 2012.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn how to navigate the edison portal, as this will be a vital tool in keeping up-to-date with events, contacting professors and keeping in touch with classmates.

    In three sentences

    i have attended other schools, and none of them come close to esc! the campus is beautiful (clean, relaxing environment, and smoke-free campus!), the professors are very helpful and classes are relatively small so you get that one-on-one attention that most college students seek. a+ for esc! :)

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i often see security officers around campus for safety as well as many stations to call police through the campus. very interested in student safety.

    Greek Life

    none currently. the college is growing fast though!

    Clubs and Activities

    many and many clubs. the only one i have checked out is the yoga club! it was very worth the time, got a great work out and it was free.

    Great for these types of students

    great for the types of students that want to do their classes and go home or to the library to study. it is in the heart of the town and is very cheap.

    Bang for the buck

    edison overall has a very cheap credit hour price compared to universities.

    What to do for fun

    edison always has surprises outside of the main hall such as free ice cream sundaes or snow cones. it is a state college though, not a university so the fun on campus is limited. just a short drive down the street though and there is a great night life.

    Food and Dining

    edison has a great cafeteria with a large selection of food as well as a cafe in the library for your coffee and snack needs. both are centrally located though not right next to each other, wherever you are on campus, you are not too far from a quick snack or a nice meal. there are also vending machines all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms currently, but they are being constructed as i type! i am looking forward to seeing how they will turn out, though i will still be living off campus, i will recommend them to incoming students.

    Academic Rigor

    edison is not a very difficult school as far as i have seen. i always look my teachers up and research them before taking there class so i am never in for any scary surprises.

    Tips for prospective students

    students, there is no need to go to a large university for your first 2 years. get your a.a ad edison state college, save yourself some cash!

    In three sentences

    edison state college is on a small, beautiful campus that is growing rapidly. this school is in the heart of the city, next to everything and is adding dorms to help students live closer to their studies. they offer a variety of classes, but not very detailed ones in the biology field.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    edison has security around the campus and there is a blue pole in every parking lot where a person can go and call for assistance with anything from needing there battery in there car to be charged to even more severe emergencies.

    Greek Life

    there are some sororities at edison that are involved with the community and helping college students to succeed more.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many different clubs and activities at edison including: basketball, sga, hip hop dance team, soccor, key club, and etc.

    Great for these types of students

    the different clubs and activities that edison have to offer are great fo students that want to reach more than just academic excellence, but students that want to be a success academically and as a human being through interacting with different people.

    What to do for fun

    when attending edison there are many clubs a person can join and even beyond that a person can come up with there own club/ organization to have at edison, but he/ she must go through some paper work to get it approved.

    Food and Dining

    edison has great food options from vegeterian style to the big meat eaters. there is a side where a person can get salads, soups, subs, and etc. then on the other side is fried food, pizza, and etc.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes at edison are not extremely vigorous because even if a hard class is taken there with a professor there are different tutoring options for every subject as a way for a student to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    when attending any college get to know your professors because it is best to build a relationship with your professor before you attend class as a way for you to become comfortable with talking to your professor if you should need help or reccommendations later on.

    In three sentences

    edison accepts a diverse group of students, which makes edison a shool of open opportunity no matter what the back ground of a student may be.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there have been a few incidents in the parking lots at edison. i think they're getting better at keeping students more safe though. they have installed these, help towers, and people ride around in the golf carts making sure things are okay.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are few clubs but not much of a variety in my opinion.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for first time college students, students looking for a simple degree, and for high school dual enrollment students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are a few musicians who come on monday for, music monday. there's also a few nice places to sit, relax or study on campus. plus, every few months the school holds a art show in their gallery.

    Bang for the buck

    edison's tuition isn't that bad for what you get. there's free tutoring and the professors are more than willing to help you with a lot.

    What to do for fun

    everyday edison offers something different for the students to enjoy. there are, music monday's, wacky wednesday's and ice cream socials. there are also some clubs and awareness meetings that are held at the school as well.

    Food and Dining

    edison's choices are very limited and some are rather unhealthy. they have a decent salad bar and are now offering fresh-made sushi.

    Dorm Life

    right now edison is working on getting dorm up and running. they said everything should be ready to go in fall of 2012.

    Academic Rigor

    academically, edison is only a 3 in my book. i find the classes not challenging enough but i see other students struggling. most of the professors there offer their time to help the struggling students become better learners.

    Tips for prospective students

    edison state college is a school limited choices. if you're like me, this school is just to test the waters and get some prerequisite courses out of the way. unless you're planning on just getting a simple degree, this school really isn't for you.

    In three sentences

    edison state college is a decent school with great professors. most of the professors are nice and willing to sacrifice their time to help you succeed. there are some things that they need to change but overall it's a o.k. school.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    i do feel like i get my moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    there is a lot of picnic tables so you can sit and study or just hang out with friends in between classes.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is nice and they have many vending machines around campus too.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    they have a great tutoring program. they offer help with math, reading, and science classes.

    In three sentences

    edison is a great location for me very close to work and home. the teachers are friendly and willing to help. most of the other students are nice as well.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety personel on staff 24/7 along with one police officer on campus plus the police dept training company is right next door to the college.

    Greek Life

    One National Honor Society Clud with greek life origins. Not exactly sorority or fraternity level greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    SGA, Rotary, Republican clubs, and the occasional relay for life teams are all I know of.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, single parents, students with families, full-time working students, returning students, basically all types of students, except those looking for a party school.

    Bang for the buck

    Its less expensive than university prices, and you're getting the same degree. Although book store prices are high!

    What to do for fun

    While there are occasional on campus events going on, this is a small school, with graduation oriented goals so the level of fun is kept to a minimum.

    Food and Dining

    Good food, but I think its too expensive for college students.

    Dorm Life

    They just opened dorms on the Lee Campus, I'm not sure how that will go.

    Academic Rigor

    Class sizes are small and tend to be easier than University classes with the same CRN.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest any prospective students take a look at what they really want out of a college and then aask whether or not Edison meets those wants.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a great school for students looking to get a degree and start working fast. It is inexpensive and convenient. It is also easily accessible to all levels and backgrounds of students.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is very visible and emergency call boxes are easily accessible.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are hands on and thrive on actually working with patients will do well here.

    Bang for the buck

    The biggest srtrenthg in the /ems program is the strong world experiance brought to the course from the most senior to the most junior instructor. There is no question in a students mind that the instruction is 100% applicaple to a real life EMS event!

    What to do for fun

    If you are married and work full time and extra 5 minutes of sleep is a real fiesta!

    Food and Dining

    A good on campus student cafeteria and snack bar in the student center.

    Academic Rigor

    What is asked is not difficult on an individual assignment. The hard part is making yourself do the many assignments found in a typical weeks workload. Very realistic to life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Start your paperwork for selective programs to give time to make corrections or performs tasks. Plan for a good study area with a workable study time. Commit to yourself and be ready to take charge of your calender and make the time to study!

    In three sentences

    A faculty of experienced professionals in the EMS field. A quality student to instructor ratio. A highly supportive team who are concerned about you doing the best you can!

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Nothing on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Only one dining hall on campus and it is not very big.

    Dorm Life

    Edison just built dorms, Have no idea what they are like, but hey they are new!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. I went here to obtain my A.A. degree and am now back to obtain my A.S. degree!

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 132

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Beach.

    Food and Dining

    Good grill sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    Live at home sorry.

    Academic Rigor

    Take summer classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take it slow. Be organized.

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice. Convenient schedules for working people. small classes equal better professor student relationship.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 132

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Edison is small. Edison is affordable. Edison is close.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 132

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are everywhere, you can not get away from them. Plus they will walk you to your car if you have late night classes.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is super cheap! I took about 13 credits for one semester and the tuition and fees were about $1500. I had the bright futures scholarship and it brought my total for the semester down to $700. Plus the school offers financial aid to those who qualify and they accept bright futures.

    What to do for fun

    The school holds fun days or student festivals where they serve free food, games, and prizes. They also have movie fridays and are close to shopping and movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    Edison has two eating facilities and many vending machines. The cafeteria has good food at reasonable prices, just not too much to chose from. I usually go to the on site Pizza Hut. There is also a small coffee cafe in the library the has small snack like things.

    Dorm Life

    During the time I attended Edison housing was not available. They are currently building the dorms and they will be brand new for summer or fall 2012 I believe.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes here that I have taken are not very challenging. There are a few professors who live to make their class an exception and try their hardest to make your life miserable. I am transferring out for the fall of 2012 with my AA and have only had two or three hard classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you drive a car to class, get there extra early because the parking lots are WAY too small. When choosing your classes, sign up early for the best spots otherwise you may lose out. The school is open enrollment, so they accept everyone, even last minute ones.

    In three sentences

    Edison has a nice campus and is easy to navigate through. The professors vary, some are awesome and can teach you the moon, others not so much. The students are friendly and will always help out someone in need.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    On campus there are a few yoga classes as well as informative workshops and classes. Student Life also hosts many events during the week as well as on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few different choices in the cafeteria ranging from pizza and deli sandwiches to cooked specials everyday. There is also a cafe on campus with great coffee and smoothies.

    Dorm Life

    Edison is currently building dorms which will be done by about Fall 2012.

    Academic Rigor

    Edison is a place to go for many people who are returning to college or hoping to receive a lower level degree. It's better for specialized degrees such as Nursing versus getting an Associate's in Arts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definately check out the first year student advising office and hang around Student Life as there are many free and fun events.

    In three sentences

    Edison has a great variety of classes taught by professors genuinely interested in helping their students succeed. The environment is very peaceful and a great place to make connections and do work. There are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved on campus.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always patrolling the campus, the parking lots are well lit. I feel very safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not into this, but they do have greek activities and a club.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every day the clubs send out emails and invite you to things on campus. It i nice because there is always something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for every type of students. There is such a variety of the people here, that everyone fits in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have gardens throughout the school you can relax and do homework in. They also have many campaigns you can take part in.

    Bang for the buck

    The coffee shop is definitely worth your buck! Also there are many places very close to Edison during your breaks.

    What to do for fun

    This school has many activities for everyday you're at school. Also, there is the theatre right next to the school and they are always putting on shows.

    Food and Dining

    They have a coffee shop that is to die for! Also, the cafeteria food is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are still being built, but about to finish. They have a walk in model that is amazing! It differs from other dorms because it is much more spacious, and the beds are bigger. Also, the bathroom is big.

    Academic Rigor

    I chose nursing for my major here, but there is just so many options. Anything that interests you, they have classes for it. The teachers here are outstanding!

    Tips for prospective students

    Edison is a very friendly school. Do not hesitate to ask questions. This school has so many options for whatever it is you want to do.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a very welcoming school! It is filled with such a variety of students. There are endless choices for your major!

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus is very safe, we have several campus patrol personnel that constantly drive around campus in golf carts, segways, and walk. The parking lots are well lit at night and campus security is always patrolling the parking lots.

    Greek Life

    I am sorry but I know nothing about the Greek life at this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are very few clubs at this school outside of the the normal, the honor society, newspaper, photography and maybe a few others. As far as activities, we may have 1 or 2 a month such as build a bear, or something to do with food. Other than that it is pretty quiet.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to have a laid back environment with some great professors. There really are no clicks here which is nice for a student who wants to come to school and learn and not worry about their social standards. This school is great for older people as well because of the age range we have with the students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is not a school with sorority's so there really aren't any weird and unusual traditions. This school is pretty laid back and everyone pretty much gets along with one another.

    Bang for the buck

    I say that the education you get for the money you pay is excellent. I have attended another state college and a University and this is by far the cheapest school I have seen. I did some research on the schools in this area and found this school to be much less expensive than surrounding schools.

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't anything to do for fun on this campus. It was a community college until recently, and although it is now a state college, they have not upgraded to the state level of having any extra curricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but I wish they had a better selection. There are 3 places on campus to grab food however it is not the most healthy food and is a bit expensive for what you are getting.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure about dorm life. They are in the process of building dorms that should be up and running this summer. This will be the first dorms that Edison has ever had!

    Academic Rigor

    I am rating this a 4 based solely on the accreditation problems they are having. I would say 95% of the professors are outstanding. The office people are usually helpfull.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check their accreditation's, if you are thinking of attending a program. Make sure you fill out your FAFSA and if your not sure of something go to financial aid and ask, they will not contact you to let you know that something was filled out incorrectly. You are going to college, this is not grade school, what you put in to your classes is what you will get out of it.

    In three sentences

    I think the education one will get there is outstanding. However, Edison has been in some trouble with their BA in nursing accreditation, and has tried to sweep it under the rug. Overall I feel the professors do a great job in teaching!

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they are around

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    there are too many to mention

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    wacky Wednesday

    Bang for the buck

    Personal I think all schools need to lower costs.

    What to do for fun

    they have fun little activities such as every Wednesday is wacky Wednesday and they have free stuff (food/ drinks ect.)

    Food and Dining

    never had any but I heard that its good

    Dorm Life

    None at the time but they will have it next year.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you choose your professors wisely you shouldn't have any issues.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for class this site is a life saver!

    In three sentences

    Has a nice campus. There some amazing professors and some not so good professors. Also has some 'new' kinks they need to work out and improve.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to get your AA, AS, BA, or BS in a small setting and at a low price, this school is perfect for you.

    Bang for the buck

    At Edison, one course will run you a little over 300 bucks! That's awesome compared to a lot of schools.

    Food and Dining

    My campus only has a few vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    My campus didn't have dorms but is located five minutes from my house. I can literally walk to class!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and start school with a plan. The advisers sometimes are inaccurate so it's best to know something before starting.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a pretty good school and is very convenient. It's a small school that's inexpensive and provides many courses. However, some of their courses aren't equivalent to some university courses, but that's the only downfall.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and also some club sports, and the Barbara B. Mann always has awesome shows.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are being built currently.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is don't skip class, and also don't mess around your freshman year.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a very good school. The professors are helpful and they do a good job at teaching their subject. Edison is a great school to get started with college and to pursue your career.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    On every day of the week its a special event that goes on.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great it is just expensive. Where already in school seems like there trying to milk us.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have any dorms. The school is in the process of building them now, and the will be ready by the fall.

    Academic Rigor

    Its hard only if you don't understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just stay focused on your work and don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school. Teachers are very helpful. There are plenty of activities to keep the students busy.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are lots of menu items to choose from. The food is pretty good, but if you don't find anything you like, there are plenty of vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    At Edison's Collier Campus, there are no dorms. However, there are several apartment complexes nearby that offer rates for college student.

    Academic Rigor

    Varies from teacher to teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    At Edison, it's first come, first serve so register for your classes early! For those who qualify for scholarships or financial aid, make sure you don't wait to register for those either, because it takes a long time to process.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a good school to attend if you need a quick and simple degree. The location is great for local residents or if you are looking to transfer to other Florida colleges. It doesn't have the nicest campus, but it's newest buildings and overall tuition costs give Edison a competitive edge.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    always felt safe

    Greek Life

    did not apply

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of activities and clubs

    Great for these types of students

    great for older students going back and new students to colllege life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they have yoga, movie nights

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for your dollar

    What to do for fun

    beach, clubs

    Food and Dining

    good food and tons of variety

    Dorm Life

    not completed yet

    Academic Rigor

    challenging, just stick with it

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to rate your proffessor and pick the good proffessors

    In three sentences

    I think Edison is a good school to get your degree. At a reasonable price. Proffessors are great help.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always see an officer riding around through the campus on a golf cart, always trying to protect our students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, and it is affordable to many students. They have a Pizza Hut as well as many others choices. Most vending machines also allow debit cards so that is a plus!

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty show much car about following the rules academically and are strict with the actions that need o be taken.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professor and show that you are interested in your studies.

    In three sentences

    It has a variety of well-educated professors. They are always willing to help you achieve your highest grades. It is safe and has many students who are friendly and kind.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best in class and try to know the teachers.

    In three sentences

    The school is a fun and small with not too many distractions. The classes can be challenging, but the teachers are great people and want you to succeed. There are a lot of things through out campus to help you pass your classes.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Edison is a great school for students who are also parents and full-time employees.

    What to do for fun

    At Edison? There isn't much on campus to do for fun. Really, unless you like the beach or sitting around home there isn't much to do in Southwest Florida in general. You have to really want to live here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should work hard at turning assignments in on time as the professors are pretty strict about deadlines. Future students should also be advised that there are decent student jobs available all over Fort Myers.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a great school for the parent/student learner. The ratio of professor/student is very good and professors are attentive for the most part. The school is in a great location and class times are suitable for students who have to work full time while going to school full time.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ESC always has great gatherings for any event. Whether it be a blood drive or other fundraisers. We rock! Life is to short not to have some fun!

    Food and Dining

    Great selection in food! Don't eat often at school, but there is a great variety!

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorm, because they have been in the process of being built. But I'm really excited!

    Academic Rigor

    In the classes that I have had we were able to work together to figure out challenging problems. Using our surroundings and bouncing ideas off of other students. We are learning great life skills, that can only be learned with hands on learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have one great tip for prospective students, it's Listen!! Professors are there to teach us and help us, so just listen in class and take notes, you will need them.ESC has great tutoring and study labs that run late for the over achievers.

    In three sentences

    I know that Edison State College is no walk through FGCU but it has its' charm. ESC has great landscape and some greatly dedicated teachers that really are there for us. The staff helps me, no matter how difficult the issue. All in all, Edison may not be the biggest but it is growing with us adding affordable on campus living. It is a great place to gain life long skills.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its not all that great but when it is time to give you a 15 dollar ticket for parking or smoking they magically show up.

    What to do for fun

    They have special activities such as free taco night, free bbq night, and free ice cream day. Sometimes they have bounce houses and other different fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has daily specials. Their pressed subs and fire grilled burgers are delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are newly built, but to expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very concern about each students education and try their best to assist all students to their greatest ability.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not second guess Edison State College they are very helpful and caring.

    In three sentences

    Edison State is a great school with very helpful teachers. The school provides labs and tutoring for every subject and if they can not help you completely they find help for you in another location.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the lounge if you like being around people.

    Food and Dining

    Mediocre

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty normative standard district-wide. Difficulty and quality varies between professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Research professors and different professor types Manage time wisely Check your work carefully

    In three sentences

    Currently at the Collier County campus, great selection of teachers and fair amount of degrees available. Safe and convenient campus and easy to get along with the departments ad guidelines. Needs better attention and communication between students and the office.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are safety polls all over the campus in case anything happens you just hit the button and have help immediately.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that are willing to try. The classes are challenging but if you read the books and take notes good grades are bound to follow.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is beautiful with different sitting areas by ponds and fountains.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price you get nice teachers that care about thier profession as well as the students. If your willing to give effort this school is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are different student activities every week. Events from theater productions to music, bounce houses, popcorn and games. All events are opened to students and if tickets are required to attend Edison offers a discount to the students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! No matter what your in the mood for you can find it, if not in the cafeteria then in the cafe by the library.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are opening for the 1st time the 2012-2013 school year

    Academic Rigor

    This school has challenging classes but there is also a building with tutors available at all times. This school offers social activities weekly all students are welcome to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are serious about this school and your classes make sure to buy the books, read them and bring them to class with you. A large number of the professors teach from the book and like it when students follow along and read the book on their own time.

    In three sentences

    A good school with teachers that care about the students. Many opportunities for additional help if it is needed. A great school for your first time college experience.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. I've only heard of a couple issues with cars being broken into within about two years but that's about it.

    Greek Life

    I think you can joins sororities and fraternities but they are not too big at Edison. I can see them becoming something more in the future though. The campus is continually growing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all types of extracurricular and non academic clubs to choose from. There are also sports teams.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are not into the huge universities or ones that are too expensive Edison would be a great choice. It offers many things to do and has a lot of places such as malls, restaurants, and movie theaters around it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are poetry jams with readings and musical performances each year. I went one year for extra credit and it was actually a lot of fun. It's free with free food. There is also a holocaust memorial each year with survivors that is free. The Barbara B. Mann is located on our campus which is one of the major downfalls because at certain times of the year parking can be pretty bad. Parking is getting better but it still causes problems.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other small universities in the area Edison is a lot cheaper. Classes at some of the universities are three times as much as Edison and you can still get a great education. More classes and programs are added each year.

    What to do for fun

    There are always free movie showings going on. Usually a couple movies a week and they are almost always new. There are spring flings, dances, performances, poetry readings, sports, and yoga. You can also join clubs and not all are about academics.

    Food and Dining

    We have a cafeteria and another small cafe. The cafeteria has a variety of choices, from what they make personally to pizza hut and I think a subway. There are also vending machines if you need a quick snack and they are all over campus. The cafe sells most things that you would find at a coffee house: shakes, frapes, drinks, and pastries.

    Dorm Life

    There dorms will be opening in Fall 2012 so there is not much to say about them yet, But they are brand new buildings and I would expect them to be pretty nice looking.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class and professor is different. Some are more laid back while others you may not even see daylight besides going to class because you will have to study so much or fail the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are coming from high school it will be very different at first. No one is there to hold your hand and keep giving second chances. Some professors will give you more guidance than others but there are no excuses anymore.

    In three sentences

    Even though Edison is a community college, I feel like it is a big name college just because it always has great and fun extracurricular activities going on. The teachers really care about your success as a student and a future employer. They are always willing to help if you are willing to put in the effort.

  • 05/29/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus appears to be a very safe place to get a good education. According to some reports it is said that it is ranked in the top 10 safest schools in the country.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am sure they have all type of clubs and activities, but it's still really earlier to tell at this time since i will not be starting until the fall of 2012.

    Great for these types of students

    The school seems to be good for students that are looking for a safe nice environment to be on order to get a very good education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No unsual traditions to share at this time.

    Bang for the buck

    Nothing to tell at this time since i have started going there yet, but it appears to be a nice and clean environment to be.

    What to do for fun

    I haven't had a chance to really view the city, but it appears to have a lot of things to do on your down time. Additionally, it appears to be a safe place to be too.

    Food and Dining

    There seems to be a lot of food and dining opportunities since the school is located near a mall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life seems to be excited, but again it still early to tell since this will be the first time i stayed away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Still early to tell since i will not start until August.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have all of your paperwork together, and you will get handled promptly by the staff.

    In three sentences

    I have visited the college. It appears to be a safe and nice place to get a good education. The staff has been very helpful to both me and my mother.

  • 06/12/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    they have clubs that are endless, and you cant say theres nothing to do because they have almost everything

    Food and Dining

    excellent cant be any better.

    Dorm Life

    they just added dorms

    Academic Rigor

    this quite good on many different fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    um there isn't really much to say just make sure you do your pert test

    In three sentences

    I enjoyed the school very much from all of the tours that I've personally been on. Edison is a a wonderful school, i didn't see anything wrong with in any particular way. Plus the location of it is very convenient.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nothing has ever happened to me, all the students are pretty friendly. The security guards are a bit rude.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety, tons of clubs! Just ask student government and they will be happy to guide you in the right direction (a lot of them lead groups too) .

    Great for these types of students

    Single moms, low-income, people who are working but also trying to get a degree. Great for parents who want to pay for their son/daughters college but don't want to go into a ton of debt. Children can still live at home and save on dorm fees, and other expenses.

    Bang for the buck

    It's affordable, except used to charge you for parking even though you were on online student.....

    What to do for fun

    Everything, the student government has a lot of things going on like music, movies, baseball, and hockey games! Plus, free food days (cotton candy, popcorn, and hot chocolate in winter) and live music played by other students! Great fun atmosphere when you find the days/times!

    Food and Dining

    Great selection and variety, opened up a few coffee shops around campus, food staff are all extremely nice and fun to be around!

    Dorm Life

    They just build dorms within a hundred feet of the campus, they're brand new and amazing. I wish they were around when I was starting school there. Driving an hour and a half two days a week before I lived closer to school was torture!

    Academic Rigor

    Standard requirements some professors are amazing, some seem to busy with other work to give you the time of day.

    In three sentences

    If you're going to school for an easy degree this is the place to go, but the student services isn't that great (they're extremely understaffed).

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security carts drive around and the campus is mostly on it's own, not many outsiders.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Naples has plenty of restaurants and there is always the beach or out on a boat. There's plenty of nightlife, comedy shows fairly close, and lots of great food. It's a beautiful city, enjoy it!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of space to sit inside, with screened in lanai areas to eat and or study. Offer hot homecooked meals and sandwiches. Very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors I have taken are very knowledgeable and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with an adviser to keep yourself on the most efficient path for your degree.

    In three sentences

    Has multiple campuses in SW Florida. Offers a wide variety of degrees at a fair price, especially for those of us paying our own way. The professors and advisers are very knowledgeable and eager to help.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very well training and in abundance. They even are the leaders of the self defense classes that are held on campus at certain times of the year, and of course there is an emergency posts placed all around campus.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities to choose from and too many to list.

    Great for these types of students

    What I have found is that this place is a good college for students who are working and trying to go to school at the same time. They choose this school because the prices for classes are very cheap. Most of the students are paying for their own college and understand how important class is.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual location is the Barbara B. Mann performance arts center because it is a great place to go see a play and is located on campus. It is great for theater students and has a great discount for students who want to see a play at the center.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great bang for your buck because this college is all about giving back to the students. They give out a monthly calendar full of events for students with things like an ice cream social where each Tuesday of the month free ice cream is handed out and is a great social gathering to meet others.

    Food and Dining

    This campus has two major locations for food. In the main student life building is where the cafeteria is located and is the main source of food. The second place is near the library and is a smaller cafe where you can find coffee, sandwiches, and small snacks. Also around campus there are other places that have vending machines for both sodas and snacks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are brand new this year and have a gym area and study rooms on every floor. They even have the top floor reserved especially for students in the health field .

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at this college are very supportive towards helping students if there is a subject that is not understood and harder than other chapters. Some classes are harder than others, but there are plenty of tutor centers for every subject if help is needed. For an Associates in Arts the academic rigor is fair, and not very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    They keep you active in student life with new fun things happening everyday, which is proven that the more students are involved in school the better success rate for graduating. The school is smaller than a typical university but has the opportunity to live on campus and is a growing school. This campus is also smoke-free.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College has a beautiful campus with a diverse group of students ranging from duel-enrollment students to adults going back to school to earn a better education. The classes are small and the teachers are more involved with the students than at a typical university. It's a great school for people who aren't so great at school and need a first step and a confidence booster to get ready to make that second step to a university after completing their associates degree.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security all over campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Student government SSS club

    Great for these types of students

    Any student! =)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nice garden and fountains

    Bang for the buck

    I enjoy being an Edison state college student.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy volunteering and studying at the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for HOPE scholarship. Have a campus tour. Speak with different Edison students.

    In three sentences

    Edison is an amazing school. I enjoy my professors. The campus is perfect.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Vote #1 safest campus in Florida and in the top 10 for the US. Cant beat that!

    Greek Life

    None yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great SGA team that regulates clubs and activities. Just talk to Amie!

    Great for these types of students

    Any one seeking a medical health profession!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None so far.

    Bang for the buck

    Its cheap and you get a great degree and class room experience.

    What to do for fun

    So many clubs and there is also rec fields and what not!

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has great smoothies and sandwiches

    Dorm Life

    First year! Everything is brand new and you get your own room and washer and dryer!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes for me have been challenging but not to much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to stop by student housing and sign up quick. If you want in the nursing program make sure to get good grades! Get involved!!!

    In three sentences

    Edison is a great state school. They offer a fantastic medical program Edison now has dorms which is a dream come true!

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe as far as I know. Everyone is friendly and there haven't been any incidents involving dangerous people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs throughout Edison State College including an Art club and a Film Appreciation club. I'm not sure what the others are but surely there are many to choose from that meet everyones interests.

    Bang for the buck

    Edison has a great price per credit hour for both in-state students and out - of -state students. It was really easy paying for college here.

    What to do for fun

    There are many free events that take place at Edison State College including little festival type events with popcorn, cotton candy, funnel cake and sno cones. These events are fun because they are a great time to meet new people and to support the important causes that Edison is holding the events for.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty good selection of food with a salad bar and sandwich bar. There are also pizzas, pastas, and more mainstream meals like hotdogs and hamburgers. The food is tasty and fairly priced.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't personally been in the new dorms but I hear they are gorgeous and very nice to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be easy but most of the classes I found to be at the perfect level of difficulty for a college class. I did have to work hard and stay focused and responsible to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Edison State College is a great college to attend if you take education seriously and know how to work hard. The environment is very fun and definitely college-like and there are always fun events going on.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a very friendly campus with amazing professors and kind students. There are many different opportunities for every at Edison State College. They are now trying to become a University and have recently opened dorms, and are working on creating some accredited Master's programs.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I would recommend joining student bodies and clubs. It is a wonderful way to meet new people and form study groups.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten from the cafeteria at the college. I am not there long enough to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I do not have any experience in dorm life here because I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are meant to make one think and challenge ones self. Depending on which program of study one is currently in, classes may be simple i.e. Comp I or II, compared to Microbiology which may be extremely difficult to others.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Admissions office has a tendency to lose important documents, such as withdrawal forms and financial aid papers. So make sure you make copies of EVERYTHING and be sure to time and date such items.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College has multiple campuses, making it convenient to attend. The college also has a large library and plenty of space to study. The faculty is very encouraging to new students.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Great facilities, great professors and great staff!

    What to do for fun

    The school offers many social clubs, outdoor entertainment such as movies, concerts and etc.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten quite often and the Cafe and would say that the food is always fresh and the service always friendly.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but I know that Edison of Naples just built a new Dorm facility and it is beautiful!

    Academic Rigor

    As I said it has been 26 years since high school graduation and I have found the professors to be knowledgeable, helpful and professional.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with the guidance counselor whenever you feel the need because they have great insight and are willing to help!

    In three sentences

    Edison State College in Naples FL has given me a great opportunity to go back to school after 26 years and has made it an easy transition. I am very happy to be part of a great establishment.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus is always promoting different activities among the clubs and different events happening each month. The school even sends email reminders to let you know what events are happening this week.

    Food and Dining

    Edison has a great cafeteria that offers a variety of food. It is conveniently located in the middle of the campus and has a great schedule.

    Dorm Life

    Edison is currently building on campus housing! I am sure that the housing will be beautiful and convenient for those who choose to stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many classes to choose from and many professors to choose between. I haven't had to use ratemyprofessor.com when looking for classes because all of my teachers have great reviews.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club and meet with advisers every semester!

    In three sentences

    This school is great! It is continuing to expand with more degree seeking opportunities and job prepping. The faculty and staff are all very informational and helpful for all of your needs.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've always felt very safe while on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    While your their, take advantage of basic classes before you transfer to a university.

    What to do for fun

    Interact with classmates and others around campus, you will meet some good people.

    Food and Dining

    Food is fairly good.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you stay focused and balance fun with work, you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    I think Edison is slightly different from high school. The staff for the most part is very helpful. I like the fact that it's a smoke free campus.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus very safe

    Great for these types of students

    recently graduated from high school students

    Bang for the buck

    the pricing for credit not too bad, however, the fees are ridiculous. they can be more then tuition itself sometimes

    What to do for fun

    read, listen to music

    Food and Dining

    prices high, food greasy. dont recomment

    Academic Rigor

    I find this completely depends on the professor

    Tips for prospective students

    -try to get you book list ahead of time so you can get a good price, the school book stores do not offer the best deals.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Edison State College has good teachers that understand how to teach their students (EMT wise).

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is decent and alarms around campus for a any assistance.

    Clubs and Activities

    Some activities even though it needs more clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that like small school and small classes and one on one learning as well as group studies.

    What to do for fun

    Not much activities but the ones available are fun!

    Food and Dining

    Great food!!! and everything you want.

    Academic Rigor

    Not hard if you do the work and apply yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself and be friendly that's all you need. Always ask for help when you need it.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a small school with one on one help. Where you meet new and friendly people. Its a great place to learn and live.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    We have everything from an eco club to a Republican Club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    our campus in Charlotte County Florida has an observatory.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do at Edison State College for fun. There are many student life dates. There are festivals, student days, sports, and a bunch of different activities on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is absolutely delicious and very reasonable. The prices are low and the service is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorm but there is a dorm on the Lee county florida campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very academically driven.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students whom are thinking of attending this college should contact them as soon as possible. It is a slow process!

    In three sentences

    Edison State College has given me the opportunity to realize my lifelong dream of a college degree. The teachers and staff are caring and extremely helpful. I feel that Edison State College is an amazing college to attend.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Edison is ranked #1 in the state of Florida for safety. We have 24/7 security, and safety posts all around campus. The posts are there in case you don't see a security guard. What the posts do is contact the security station that there is a problem in an area. All you have to do is press a button and within minutes a guard will be there to help you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities to get involved with. They all relate to hobbies and interests of the students. They do great work for the community, and really build friendships among the students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite location on campus is the Garden of Meditation. There's plants and flowers all around the koi pond, and it's just relaxing to be inside of it. They have benches set up around so it's easy to chill and study out there.

    Bang for the buck

    Edison is not only involved in campus life, but in the community as well. We have a lot of events that come to Fort Myers, and Edison will get tickets for us that we can either get for free or at a discounted price. Things like: baseball tickets, concert tickets, broadway shows, and hockey tickets.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs! The clubs are an amazing thing to get involved with. They are always creating events around campus, and it really creates new friendships. Wednesdays are called Wacky Wednesdays, and student life always has free food and a fun activity to do. Thursdays are ice cream day, and you can get FREE ice cream. Friday's are movie days. Student life always has a great movie for us to watch for free. There's also the intramural sports that are fun to get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Edison is really good. Everything is made in front of you at the Garden Cafe, so you know that it's fresh. The Garden Cafe has a deli, grill, salad bar, and a pizza hut. They've also recently gotten sushi from a local restaurant, and it's great! Outside of the Edison library is the Rush Coffee Shop. They have all sorts of coffee, smoothies, and baked goods there. The staff is excellent and the environment is awesome. I love to go there and just study at one of the tables. Edison also just recently built a Grab and Go where students can get pre-made meals if they are in a hurry.

    Dorm Life

    Edison has one dorm building called the Lighthouse Commons. It's opening date is August 2012. I will be living in the dorm this coming fall semester. I've been on all of the tours they've had, and gone to all of the meetings about them. The dorm is actually more of an apartment style more than a regular dorm style. Each student gets their own room. You can choose between a 4 bedroom/2 bathroom or a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom. Each dorm room is equipped with a kitchen, common area with furniture, a washer and dryer, cable, air conditioning, and free wifi. Each individual room has a full size bed, desk, nightstand, and closet. The dorm has 24/7 security, a 3rd floor study area equipped with computers, a fitness center, a recreational room, outside grills, and personal parking. The dorm is amazing, and I totally recommend living in them.

    Academic Rigor

    As always there are going to be classes that are easier than others. Edison has a good variety of classes, and if you already know your major then you should know the type of classes you're going to need to take. There are classes that will challenge you more than others, but there are also classes that will help you discover your passion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. There are tons of clubs at Edison that you can join. The clubs help you get to know other students, and provide study buddies for classes. The clubs really make you feel like you are a part of the school. Also, take advantage of the tutoring centers. If you need help in a subject the school has places on campus that will help you study. The workers there are extremely helpful and patient.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is fantastic on all levels. The professors and staff are very helpful with anything that you need, and have an understanding about life outside of college. The academic standards are outstanding, and they really challenge you to know the subject you are studying.

  • 07/23/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    From what I can tell, the campus seems pretty safe. There are phones and assistance towers located throughout campus and a parking lot adjacent to every building so that a student isn't walking too far to their car after class.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student, whether you are unsure of your career choice or have a plan, there are many options to choose from.

    Bang for the buck

    All things considered, Edison has a lot to offer a student within reason. Though the Pell grant is more than enough to cover the cost of tuition and classes, additional money is still needed to cover the cost of living.

    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus clubs and organizations and there are additional restaurants and things to do located nearby. There is no way to be bored on campus or in it's vicinity.

    Food and Dining

    I love that the cafeteria is affordable and offers many options for every dietary need.

    Dorm Life

    I don't plan on living in the dorms, as I have my own home, but from what I can tell, they seem very nice and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to start class, but my required amount of credits seems hardly overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you plan to do and come prepared when enrolling.

    In three sentences

    Edison's staff is very friendly and helpful. Every question I asked was answered with enthusiasm and the utmost assistance. I feel very relaxed and excited about starting my career at Edison State College.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. Since I've been at Edison there hasn't been any shootings or anything of that nature. I have never felt unsafe while at Edison.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a person to speak on Greek Life. I go to my classes, go to the library and do whatever homework I have, and I go home. I never hear anyone talking about Greek Life at Edison either so I'm not sure how that goes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Edison has quite a bit of clubs and activities. I do not participate in any of the clubs. One of the nice activities they have is a movie night where they play a movie at the college. It's really nice.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. There are Pizza Hut personal pan pizza's in the cafe. They make burgers and fries at the grill. They also make subs in the deli. But the food is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Edison does not have dorms yet. Everyone attending Edison either lives at home with their parents, or has their own apartments. But they are in the process of building them.

    Academic Rigor

    Edison is not that hard. It really depends on the teachers you take. Make SURE you check the Rate My Professor website if you don't want a really hard teacher.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I work in student life and it is amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    It is the cheapest college around Fort Myers, Florida.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports and clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great school and it keeps getting better...we just got dorm rooms!!!

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to be at. I feel as if everyone here is family and I wouldn't choose any other school to get through my bachelor's.

  • 08/14/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    There is 24-7 security at Edison to make each and every student feel safe and secure all day everyday. For example, if you have parked in the parking lot at night (or anytime of day for that matter) and dont feel safe walking to your car there are emergency buttons on the light poles you can press and security will escort you to your car. Thr dorms also have 24-7 security as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities on campus ranging from cultural to traditional style organizations. There is something for everyone at Edison.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different activities to do at Ediosn including the brand new sand volleyball court and the basketball court as well. The school offers student life events as well including such as wacky wednesdays and movie night fridays.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is conveniently located with the campus and offers various options. If you choose to eat elsewhere there are restaurants very close by.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing!! They're brand new, never been used, and apartment style. They are just all around gorgeous.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you stay focused and on track its really easy. The teachers are their to aid you and want to see each student become successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time for studying wisely however there are many free resources at the school to aid you with whatever you need.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a beautiful campus and has a very convenient location with affordable prices. I'm going to be living on campus and the dorms are gorgeous! The teachers and staff are very helpful; its an all around great college.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of security riding around on scooters.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs are available. Intramural sports are also an option.

    Great for these types of students

    young and old alike. There is a good mix of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of trees. The Fish pond is cool too.

    Bang for the buck

    Cost per hour is average. Education level is good. Lots of computer labs on campus. Free tutoring is available.

    What to do for fun

    Are you kidding? Your in Southwest Florida, 15 minutes from the beach.

    Food and Dining

    Dining facility is great. Its cheap too.

    Dorm Life

    Brand new dorms have been constructed on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Its as hard as you make it. Some professors are harder than other, but it really comes down to how much effort you as a student put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip for students would be to choose a course of study that you are interested in, not your parents. The second piece of advice I would give is to schedule time to study and do your course work. Lastly, I would suggest you get involved in extracurricular activities and clubs so you can meet some new people.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a fun place to study. The instructors are mostly adjuncts which are folks who have had their first careers and are now teaching the next generation and sharing their life experiences. Edison has many non-traditional students, eg. older students going back to school.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are variety of clubs on campus. Otherwise, the beach is about a 15 minute drive away.

    Food and Dining

    There is cafeteria on campus and a small shopping center across the street.

    Academic Rigor

    Edison State has challenging courses depending on what courses you take. All the classes have an appropriate level of rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students should visit campus beforehand to see if Edison is right for them.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a good place to start your college education and a great stepping stone for continued success. The academic staff are knowledgeable and helpful.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Teachers could use a little training here and there but security is high profile and present at all times.

    Greek Life

    Yes, available.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs. Don't find one that you want? Simple application process to start your own and be given a budget.

    Great for these types of students

    First time students, fresh out of high school or dual enrollment. Returning students. Haven't been to school in a while? Afraid your math skills are lost forever? Never wrote a paper? This is your school. Free help at Academic Success Center, and free one on one tutoring if you need it. The staff wants you to do well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is a park like setting with lots of spaces and places to kill time between classes or do group or independent study. Clean. You can hang out in the crowds and still easily find a private quiet location.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely better pricing than university. If you need a brand name institution start here and then transfer so you can claim graduation from the big name university of your choice.

    What to do for fun

    School has great club activity. Lots of fun stuff to do for free. Wii Bowling, cornhole, terrific Tuesdays is free food or whatnot.

    Food and Dining

    Eh. It's okay. They could use more vegetarian and vegan options. They always have lots of fried or grilled stuff. Plenty beverage options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms just opened, so they are brand new with free wi-fi but other than that I have no info

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on prof and course content. Check them out on ratemyprofessor.com or ask other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    On-line course work and courses are a little cumbersome to navigate. If you aren't tech savvy attend in person.

    In three sentences

    Great college for new and returning students. Small campuses, small classes, free tutoring and success centers.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafe's at the school are great! There are many restaurants close by. Food is everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but they have not offered dorms until this semester. (Fall 2012)

    Academic Rigor

    I have had a great experience so far. I have only had a few professors that have not been helpful but for the most part they have been great.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you are willing and determined to do well, the professors and staff will make sure you get through everything well.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College has always been a great school to attend. I have taken my classes there for over two years now and have had a great experience so far. I would give it a very high rating.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Edison State College is worth the money! It's the cheapest college in Lee County that's accredited!

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious

    Dorm Life

    Just starting out on dorms but they're as nice as an apartment!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I've been in so far have been the best and I've learned so much that I enjoy coming each day!

    Tips for prospective students

    Register on time and check the status of professors on ratemyprofessor.com ALWAYS!!!!

    In three sentences

    Many of times, people frown upon Edison State College (ESC) because they only think of it as a community college;but they're more than that. ESC can put a person on a great start to a college education and although they're growing, they have a lot of things to offer,such as clubs, activities, and tutoring. All a person needs is the willingness to want to do better for themselves and learn and Edison State College will open them with open arms, guiding them to a more successful life.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs to get involved with and Student Life is always planning fun activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest completing your FASFA and all documentation pertaining to financial aid as quickly as possible. Signing up for classes early will also help you.

    In three sentences

    My first impression of Edison State College was that they had a campus that was appealing to the eye which is a great aspect considering you will be looking at it quite often while attending. The financial aid department was kind of a slow process and could use some improvement. Other than that my initial experience with the staff was pleasant and efficient.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Edison State College campus is so safe, its a tobacco free campus. So no smoking or bringing drug to campus and around campus we have a lot of blue pole that is used for security reasons, for example if you have class at night and you're walking to your car and notice someone following you, you can press the red button in the blue pole and public safety will come and help you. No matter where you are in campus here at Edison you are always safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a total of 35 clubs around campus and if students want to create their own clubs they can but just have to get it approve first. By being involved students become successful in the future and also learn how to be a leader.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite place at Edison is the inspirational garden whenever I feel discouraged or sad I go to it and relax and read those inspirational quotes they have and I always feel happy and believe I can achieve anything as long as I put my mind to it.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of things you can do for fun. Every Wednesdays is wacky Wednesday which mean free foods and things to give away. We also have a basketball, flag football, yoga, zumba,sand volleyball court and many more. If you are more into other activities that does not involve a lot o f movement you can enjoy table tennis or playing chess.

    Food and Dining

    Oh my god the food are good and there's different variety of food. Every week we have a different kind of food like pasta, Cuban sandwich, steak, chicken and much more. If you are a sushi person there's also that and my favorite place of all is Seattle's Best my favorite smoothies place besides Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I am not living on campus but I've been there a couple times. Its so beautiful, accommodating, safe and everyone have their own room so no sharing with others and also the price for the dorm is affordable for all.

    Academic Rigor

    All the classes are easy as long as you study for it, we are college students and it is our responsibility to be in our best appropriate behaviors and pass our classes whenever students fail their classes not only will it affect your GPA but also your financial aid status if you have financial aid.

    Tips for prospective students

    The advice I would give to first time college students are to use the resources around campus because it will be useful to students in their first year of college. One of those resources is the writing center, the tutoring center, and the math center. Those resources will be useful when it comes to subjects that are unknown and of course the library for help in finding resources for your research paper in order to avoid plagiarism. I will also advise first time in college students to be involved in campus, there are a lot of clubs in the campus, by being involve it help students become more successful. One more important thing I forgot to mention is to check your Edison portal every day so you do not miss any important messages. Apply for SSS which stands for Student Support Services, it is a program for low income first time in college students that help with academic advising, tutoring, and many more. This program had helped me tremendously I do not even know where I would have been. If you are planning to transfer to another university after getting your AA, I suggest you talk to an advisor in the university you are planning to transfer to or an Edison advisor depending on your major. Talk to them about what classes to take for your major. If you are undecided visit the career services because they will help you tremendously, they have career tests that you can take, and they also help the student find internships, help you build your resume, cover letter and so on. If you want to be successful become involved in school because hard works pay off later.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is the best community college ever, it is my second home when am not at home. The people here are friendly and are willing to help when you need help. It just have no word to describe how beautiful and accommodating it is.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they're definitely working to make improvements about on campus safety

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a fulltime student, who is trying to work and pay for school. this is the place for you, easy to get in and out and reasonably priced

    Bang for the buck

    You're getting accredited college courses for very little. It's a good deal for florida residents looking to get some courses for a reasonable price

    Food and Dining

    Not bad, the snack shops are clean and cheap.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the teacher, it can either be eerily easy, or a professor who actually wishes to challenge you

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too bogged down with the idea of community college. It's not a bad school, just get through your classes until you can transfer and earn your degree

    In three sentences

    It's a little disorganized. Usually tends to be a stepping stone between colleges and opportunities for those of us who can't afford other places at this time.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Great teachers with small classes. Getting new buildings added. Also just added dorms to campus.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs to join and even if you don't it's not to hard to just hang out with friends and play some basketball on the new court.

    Food and Dining

    The only places to eat on campus is the garden cafe is the student building and a small cafe in the library and medical building, they aren't much, but there are plenty of places a short drive from the campus to enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are huge, and everyone has their own. The dorms are new and way to impressive for the school. I'm not sure of the price but they aren't cheap. But with the money saved from tuition, you may be able to live pretty comfortably for a few years.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are good enough. Some are more difficult than others, just be careful not to over burden yourself, even a little cut can kill you if you have enough of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a nice place to get the hang of college, they have good medical course training and most of your student needs are within one building. Be sure to keep an eye open for any clubs or study groups, they are everywhere and a good idea to join.

    In three sentences

    It's a good place to start off from. The price is cheap, and the classes are near each other. The college overall is not that bad.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap. Attend this college if you want to save money! Don't just jump into universities. Take the time to save money while you go to classes at Edison State College. Depending on which classes you take and how many, tuition can cost up to $2,000. If you have Bright Futures or any other scholarship, it will help tremendously with these expenses. Night and online classes are almost too convenient. Some professors have pdf files of their textbooks (depending on which professor you have), others don't even use the assigned textbook.

    What to do for fun

    While there are clubs, they're a bit selective (2nd year students, Honor students). Also, if you have a hectic schedule, most clubs aren't flexible enough for you to join. There are some marathons and walking events for good causes (March of Dimes, Cancer Cure,etc). They do offer free ice cream almost every month. And, they have interesting plays and musical concerts annually.

    Academic Rigor

    Edison is cheep and convenient. They do have a great nursing program, and they are best for getting the first two years of general classes out of the way. For the sake of expenses, I suggest Edison for the first two years AA Degree, then going on to a University for a Bachelors Degree. Edison is a community college. I don't know how other community colleges are, but the first two years are basically a review of what you learned in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    They are very flexible with night classes and online classes, so it is great for full time workers and back to school adults. The college also has a growing program for international students. There are almost no requirements to be accepted to Edison College.

    In three sentences

    Edison state college is a great place to start. You always have councelor and professor are always available to help you. The new lighthouse commons are a great place to live.

  • 11/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fort Myers is a fairly boring town. I doubt teenagers will find much to do, and many things are rather far from the campus. On the campus itself there are various clubs you can join. Occasionally they have games set up outside the Student Hall, like basketball. They also show movies occasionally which are free for students. In addition there is the Barbara B. Mann, which you can find concerts and plays being performed.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very mediocre. Each day they have their usual: things like grilled cheese, burgers, mozzarella sticks, omeletes, Pizza Hut pizzas, etc. Nothing impressive. Each day they have a new special but these are usually mediocre as well. I also find that the price is a little high considering the average quality. As far as spacing in the cafeteria, they could really use more. During lunch hours it can be difficult to find an empty table.

    Dorm Life

    I have not actually lived in the dorms, nor have I been in them, so I can't comment.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Edison aren't difficult at all. It feels more like a continuation of high school, and even then it's arguably on the same level. Professors are fairly lenient and most will offer some form of extra credit. So long as you do your homework, study, and demonstrate you care, you should pass every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    There isn't much to prepare for: it just recently became upgraded from a community college to a state college. The classes aren't that difficult and the campus isn't large; you shouldn't get lost after the first couple days. Just be sure to do the work and listen to the professors, and you'll have no problem.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is very much what you make of it: if you want to enjoy it, you will. If you don't, you won't. It's certainly not the most prestigious school in the state, but it's nice, small, and has friendly staff.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a special area where we can wait for our classes to start with games and tables so people can socialize. They also have after school activities and groups. They even have movies playing every now and then that students can come to with their families

    Food and Dining

    Their food is actually really good.

    Dorm Life

    We do not have dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and if you are in Edison online get assignments in as soon as possible not on the due date.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a great college with helpful staff and social students. The teachers strive to help students. Although the teachers are helpful the Edison online is some what complicated and it is hard to navigate through.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safe than sorry

    Greek Life

    i wouldnt know but has alot of clubs

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty and all full of activities

    Great for these types of students

    awsome

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    just put in dorms but needs more activities

    What to do for fun

    hang, play basketball or volleyball along with club and extracurricular activity.

    Food and Dining

    excellent and friendly

    Dorm Life

    expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    simple if you do your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your committed come along there's more than enough help to get into your career.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College in Fort Myers Florida is a very helpful falculty along with a beautiful campus. Edison helps their students excel and succeed further. It is recommended in my book.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Theaters and shopping center close by at the bell tower shops near the fort myers campus. Beach is less than 20 minutes away. Basketball court and volleyball cort at the dorm.

    Food and Dining

    Its good and always improving.

    Dorm Life

    Never got a chance to experience it but from I've heard its pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your course of study its fair as long as you stay on top of your studies and assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay in contact with your academic advisors which will help you stay on track, inform you of resources and school programs that help with studies and education assistance, and also to help you take necessary classes to finish on time or ahead of schedule.

    In three sentences

    Really has resources that help students to obtain their degrees and is a school that is continuously growing.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a major security presence on campus. We have emergency call boxes and you ALWAYS see a security guard either on a segway or driving around in carts. I've never felt unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a large list of clubs and activities and they typically have a few activities every week.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL types of students. Those that love the outdoors, those that love coffee shops in the library, those that want to save money, or someone looking for the dorm experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty standard education, gorgeous campus, cheaper in state tuition than other states.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of sitting gardens for relaxation on campus, clubs and activities for more interactive fun.

    Food and Dining

    Large cafeteria with a salad bar, sub shop and pizzahut express. Lots of vending machines all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    They have a brand new housing form that is gorgeous.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty standard academic level for a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    USE THE TUTORING CENTER.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a gorgeous campus with a brand new housing unit. Their quality of teachers and curriculum is pretty standard for a community college. I love that their canvas system brings grades and communication with professors to a whole new level of convenience.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety isn't as good as it could be.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have lots of clubs and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheap, and doesn't offer much to do because of its very affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    Edison is a small community college, there is not much to do. The only thing they have on campus is a theatre where you can watch plays.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you sign up for classes as soon as possible! The online classes go the fastest!

    In three sentences

    It is very affordable. Good teachers.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always faculty and security walking around the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who live at home and plan on transferring to a four year university.

    Bang for the buck

    Edison State College is very affordable. Especially compared to other universities. Financial aid is available and upon need, can usually cover a majority of the costs.

    What to do for fun

    There is a basketball and tennis court. The campus is right off the high way so shopping and food is not far away.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe is very diverse. I can always find something that I want. Coffee and tea is available every day. Along with muffins, cookies, and brownies.

    Dorm Life

    There are new dorms available at the main campus only. They are affordable and look nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure this campus has classes that you are interested in. Each location has a degree focus and the main campus has the most classes available.

    In three sentences

    The Punta Gorda campus is very scenic and calm. There is a cafe, library, and sports facilities available to all students. For a commuter, this school is perfect.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Amazing, good environment, and very cheap.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of people are present at Edison State College.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a meditation pond with koi fish.

    Bang for the buck

    Great local college with wonderful people.

    What to do for fun

    When you go to Edison State College you get emails about student life and activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines are scattered through out the campus although the prices seem high.

    Dorm Life

    I do not reside in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging yet easy if you keep your head in the game.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont take more classes than you can handle and have your priorities in line.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a great local college with caring professors and small class sizes. The classes are easily available according to your schedule if your part-time or not. Edison State College also has a feeling of home and community among the student body.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    ESC is the cheapest place state college in FL.

    What to do for fun

    Theres a couple of clubs but not much sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    ESC doesn't have a very welcoming feeling. Its a school where you basically show up and do your work and leave. Theres not many events for the students.

    In three sentences

    ESC is a pretty good college. Its a school for people who want to get a minor degree (like AA or a certificate) or a major. The professors are very nice and professional.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Student life has a lot of activities going on all the time.

    Dorm Life

    Don't really know, I am an off campus student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register on time, classes fill out very quickly, also pay on time or classes will be dropped.

    In three sentences

    Staff is very efficient and friendly. Professors are very knowledgeable. Flexible schedules for classes and online classes also.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is paramount here. I can honestly say that in taking late classes, that sometimes got out at 9:30 pm, I didn't fear for my safety. You can always see security guards on Segways or walking around or on golf carts.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life in the traditional sense at Edison, but we do have great organizations like Phi Theta Kappa.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are amazing. They show the newest movies and like I said above, you can pretty much get free food everyday!

    Great for these types of students

    Edison is great for students who need to attend a school that is not expensive, local, and for those who are undecided on their major and need time to reflect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I wouldn't say it's unusual but there a lot of places to watch Florida wildlife on campus which can be a very humorous pastime.

    Bang for the buck

    Edison is so affordable that when you compare it to larger Florida Universities it's almost unbelievable. And that doesn't represent the quality of teachers either! There are truly some very intelligent professors here who are fun and want to help you learn and grow.

    What to do for fun

    If you like to watch shows Barbara B. Mann is right on campus and students get a lower rate on tickets. Edison does a lot to make your experience here fun and they offer a lot of different activities to do. That includes free food!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Edison is okay, but you should definitely try the french fries! There are no outside restaurants on campus but in the surrounding area there is a Starbucks, two Subways and more. Most of which offer discounts or coupons for students.

    Dorm Life

    2012-2013 was the first year that Edison had dorms. I personally did not live in them but I have friends who are. The reviews that I have heard are excellent. They are new, clean and spacious. Which is something that can not be said for a lot of University's dorms. They are also affordable and you are in a great living environment.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here can be challenging but the professors here are so willingly to help you succeed and do well that if you find that you are having troubles with either assignments or the material they will help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to pay attention to deadlines! And to not be afraid to try new thing and experiences. College is yes, about achieving your degree, but it's also a time to see the world and get out of your high school shell. It is truly a great place and the memories you make will stay with you forever.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a truly a great school. I enjoyed attending here and I saved a lot of money doing so. Edison has a lot to offer and you can learn a lot about the world and yourself if you come here.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is fairly good here. there is almost always a public safety officer going by.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs that Edison offers. At the beginning of the spring and fall semesters there is a 'open house' so to speak for the clubs where the student body gets to see all the clubs and find out when and where they meet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Lee campus they offer Friday night, movie night. every Friday night the show a popular movie. the list of what movie and when so all you have to do is show up.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't really a place to go on Lee campus for fun so most students make their own. but sometimes the student life building supplies fun things to do from Music Monday, where they bring in a DJ to play music during the day, to ice cream social on Thursdays

    Food and Dining

    On lee campus there is one cafeteria and two cafes. the cafeteria is very big and offers a large variety of food and drinks, but the prices are a little high. the two cafes are small do also supply students with tables to they also function as a study area.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but the dorms they have are nice. they are directly next to the campus so it's a 5 minute walk.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of course depends greatly on the major you are working for and your own personal strengths. If you are good in math someone else might not be and they feel like math is the hardest class. but for you it's easy. I suggest use ratemyproffessor.com to see how different professors conduct their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the thought of actually going to college overwhelm you. Have a final goal in mind, even if its simply getting your AA degree, and take things one semester at a time. Learn how much you can handle course wise and make adjustments accordingly.

    In three sentences

    Edison Lee campus is a little big for a first time student and I've seen a lot of people get lost. But once you get used to the layout it becomes almost laid back and relaxed. The professors are nice and almost always willing to answer a students question, as long as they are treated with respect.

  • 05/02/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    No crimes have happened on the campus. The security makes sure that nothing happens and that all things are resolved as soon as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    They having amazing clubs for everybody. They have a paintball club, anime club, lasa, aasa, any many more for all interest.

    Great for these types of students

    For people who want more from their professors and want to be closer to thnem.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The peace garden has a very good scenery and very calm.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are cheap and you get more one-on-one experience. The professors offer after-class help.

    What to do for fun

    Joining the anime and paintball club is very fun. And every spring there is a spring fling that allows you to make teddy bears and face painting. Last, there is a fall prom that you can dress up and dance.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good and affordable. You can really expect to get more bang out of your buck. Also, there are special days when they mix the food up and create new things.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fresh and new. The people in the dorms are very nice to each other. Also, the rules are very simple to follow.

    Academic Rigor

    There is really no academic rigor if you focus on what you're supposed to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay focused in class and make sure you come in enough time. Also, come early for a good seat in front of the class and do all assignments on time.

    In three sentences

    It has a very nice facility and the people are very nice as well. Also, the teacher are one-on-one and very helpful. It's a decent sized campus and its easy to get around.

  • 05/06/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    there are patrol cars all hours of the day and have emergency phones if need help also security cameras for your safety.

    Greek Life

    the Greek life I don't know much about but I would love to join a sorority there on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs and activities are indescribable you will never go bored in your dorm room. there's a lounge where students can have conservation watch tv, play games , barbecue, etc. like i said you can never go bored.

    Great for these types of students

    whats great for these types of students is that they are around people who love to have fun and learn in a beautiful constructed environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    well this what I heard that some students traditionally do a nude run at night just for fun.

    Bang for the buck

    the Edison campus has a lot to offer many people think just because its small and its a rough city that they wouldn't attend there. but Edison state has been expanding drastically over the years.

    What to do for fun

    there's varieties of things to do around campus. there are sororities, fraternities over 100 clubs, working on campus, volunteer work, traveling with groups. there are numerous of things to do on the Edison campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dinning area when I toured the school was great but it could use more options to pick from but the cafe is under construction until further notice.

    Dorm Life

    from what I have seen and toured the dorms are beautiful and newly renovated on campus. I would love to live on campus at Edison

    Academic Rigor

    I give the academics a 4 star because the college doesn't go up higher in bachelors degree. other than that ill attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying to Edison State College make sure you have proof of residency, transcripts if transferring or just a first timer in college, and take the placement test you would know where you stand in registered classes.

    In three sentences

    I rate Edison a 4 out of 5, because it has a beautiful campus and some parts of the campus is under construction. I want to attend here and be able to pursue my dreams as becoming a nurse. I hope and pray that I do get accepted that would be a blessing to have.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Edison is a decent college for the price. It is cheaper than most colleges and provides pretty much whatever you need.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are brand new and are a great new addition to the college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Edison really depend on the professor you get. Some are more difficult than others; however that could easily change with a specific professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the students that plan on going to Edison State, I recommend that you never slack off. If anyone takes their classes too lightly then you will most likely regret it.

    In three sentences

    Edison State is a decent college. The school provides the basic necessities that a college should. Lastly, tuition is cheaper than most schools.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It depends on what campus you attend; I attend the Charlotte campus so there isn't really much.

    In three sentences

    Small class sizes allow you to ask questions and is a better learning experience. Edison online is excellent. The campus is rather nice.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I have my fun activities outside of college.

    Food and Dining

    I do not use their dining plan

    Dorm Life

    I do not use a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the homework and follow the professor's directions.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college that is very accessible. I enjoy all the classes and professors that I have been in contact with.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there is a lot of safety awareness on campus

    Greek Life

    none here

    Great for these types of students

    All walks of life welcome

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the tradition here is to when entering the classroom and exiting the classroom begging and ending year to slap the classroom door

    Bang for the buck

    Your tuition goes a long way its low and you get what you pay for

    What to do for fun

    There is a big performance arts building where people can watch plays

    Food and Dining

    food is generally not bad, they finally won the petition for the cooks to wear gloves when handling the food!!

    Dorm Life

    they just built dorms last fall so not much known in that department

    Academic Rigor

    everyone is goal oriented

    Tips for prospective students

    explore your options

    In three sentences

    Edison is a decent school. Your money is well used for what education you receive. The campus is neat and well organized

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Some of the teachers are actually on faculty at FGCU as well. Edison is less expensive and you get the same quality as larger universities.

    What to do for fun

    The area has beaches, bowling, minigolf, lots of campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are incredibly easy. Some are very difficult. There are alot of young teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to use rate my professors when selecting classes.

    In three sentences

    Edison has a nice, open campus with lots of green space. It is convenient to get around. People are friendly and helpful.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Edison is great for students with full-time jobs and families.

    Bang for the buck

    Edison is insanely cheap, but it's a great school. I could even see a future senator or maybe even president of the United States attending Edison. It's not pretentious, but it's above average.

    Food and Dining

    Edison could offer many more economical options, especially organic options.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I hear it's pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are important at Edison, but the college knows its students and knows that many of us are working full-time and raising families. This isn't Yale or Harvard, it's Edison. It's a good college that will prepare you for where you want to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a laid-back atmosphere, but not a lazy one. The professors will pour into you as much as you let them, but they won't give you the time of day if you don't make the effort to do the required work.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a great place to learn. The professors are knowledgeable, and they strive to ensure that all students are successful. The location is perfect for anyone in the SWFL area.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus security guards riding around campus checking out the grounds. Also, there are rape poles in every parking lot in case of emergencies that students and guests can go to in order to draw attention to themselves and alert security in the event of any danger.

    What to do for fun

    Edison State College always has different events going on around campus between classes and at night. There are movie nights that are free, on campus as well as fairs and group events, such as yoga in the courtyard and different sports groups.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Edison is quite good. They have a food court style cafeteria with several different options, including a pizza hut for people who prefer name brand foods. Also, there is plenty of seating and several vending machines in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Edison State College are brand new. They are spacious and provide privacy for the residents. Also, the building has a nice recreation room and a beach volleyball and basketball court.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at this school are challenging but, for the most part, easy to succeed in as long as you do your work and attend class regularly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to register for the classes you want as early as possible because the popular classes with the best professors fill up fast. Come to the campus before classes begin to map out the best paths to get to and from each of your classes in order.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a safe, secure environment. The layout of the school makes things easy to find and easy to get from one side of campus to the other in little time. Also, the professors I have had at Edison State College have been exceptionally helpful and kind.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, movies nights, food, parties and so much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never judge a college just because it is not a university. You will find that you can achieve many great things no matter where you go. It is not based on the college, but rather yourself. With that said, do the best you can do and never give up no matter what comes your way because your life is what you make of it.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a simple, yet abeautiful college. It offers many different opportunities in several careers for anyone and everyone. Also, it is far more affordable compared to most colleges.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ride a bike, go to the gym

    Food and Dining

    Great cafeteria1

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors are so helpful that will motivate you to go beyond your study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to a counselor and make sure all the classes you take can be transfer to different school.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a health concerned college with smoke-free policy. The campus always has parking available for student. It's in a good environment convenient for study.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    When your walking on campus they have phones at certain walk points, if theirs an emergency just pick the phone up.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a huge selection too choose from.. pizza hut, sandwiches, chicken, etc.. bunch of stuff!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful inside, I dont live on campus though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Theres a few things I would like too say, on that very first day of college dont be nervous, walk proudly! Its a great achievement, plenty of staff members, professors and even other studens will help you.

    In three sentences

    Edison State is well structured, we have amazing, dedicated professors that will take their time with you. I'm headed onto my second year there, for AS in nursing. I give Edison a 9/10, sometimes they could get a bit behind in the office, takes time.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    BANG!

    What to do for fun

    I just like to relax at home during the school week and chill with friends on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Love the cafe! Wish that they had more vegetarian friendly options, though.

    Dorm Life

    I don't go to dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not exactly sure with this means but I do feel challenged at Edison. I don't feel like I was very prepared for college due to the lack of education I received from my high school. I sort of like the challenge because I feel like I actually have to work for my good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips would definitely be to do your homework as soon as assigned and even earlier if you can. ESPECIALLY during summer term. It's always better to get your work done ahead of time so you can focus and study last minute on exams.

    In three sentences

    If I were to rate Edison state on a scale of one to ten, I would rate it an 8. I am still new and getting used to being a college student. So far I have taken three classes and I loved the professors and curriculum.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Edison's cafeteria provides a wide variety of breakfast and lunch menus (from freshly cooked food to snack/protein bars).

    Dorm Life

    Edison recently opened their on-campus housing and it looks great! The environment and atmosphere is quite, friendly and welcoming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Starting College can be stressful and challenging, but my experience at Edison was smooth. Their personnel guided me in every step of the way. Edison State College provides careers that are on demand and also offer job placement and guidance. They are great at keeping you updated on upcoming events, including job fairs, which are offered frequently.

    In three sentences

    My experience at Edison has been excellent! Edison offeres a wide variety of Associate in Arts and Science as well as Bachelors Degrees. Their programs prepare students not only for their career, but for life in general.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I have not experience the dorm experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I give the academic a B rating.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would include the following: use the study lab and tutors available, have a study buddy in all your classes, make friends with your professors and become social.

    In three sentences

    I give Edison State College a A rating. The teachers are very helpful and want to see you succeed. Edison has many social activities weekly giving the opportunity to meet new people and feel welcomed.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not much

    Food and Dining

    Never had any

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to be shy. I can see that people want to interact with each other and one should always try to meet new people. Try not to be later for class.

    In three sentences

    The campus is always very clean. Everyone including staff and students are always very respectful and courteous. Could use some intramural sports.

  • 08/15/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    theres plenty of activities on campus such as the lounge and social area to connect with fellow students

    Dorm Life

    off campus

    In three sentences

    the college made it easy for me to decide and choice my courses. Admissions helped me with applying. Admissions also explained everything to me step by step and reviewed all my paperwork with me.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Most reasonable place to receive a great eduction for the price per credit hour.

    What to do for fun

    Being in southwest Florida there is plenty to do off campus... The beach is only a few miles away!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need anything just ask. Everyone is approachable and wanting and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Being a student at Edison State College has been a blessing! There is someone to help you with anything you need. I consider this college the gem of southwest Florida!

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities including ice cream socials and movie nights

    Food and Dining

    Small but good!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms or on campus living

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent professors!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a busy schedule and think that you can not be a mother and further your education research their online classes.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College Charlotte Campus is conveniently located in Punta Gorda Florida close to my home. They offer many online classes that allow a single working mother like myself to obtain a degree while supporting my family. They offer much needed help,guidance and tutoring at their academic success center.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They host events for students such as movie nights, and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and affordable and subway is offered.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice. The dorms are set up like a hotel suite which includes a kitchen with a refrigerator and stove. You can have up to four people living together or 2. There is a gym that is available to all students living in the dorms. There is also a game room, volleyball, and basketball court.They have 24-hour cops available in case there is an issue.

    Tips for prospective students

    When it comes to your homework make sure you get it done on time and don't procrastinate. Most of the classes have their lessons and homework online so having access to the internet will be important.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Edison State College four stars because the classes are pretty easy and the teachers are very helpful.It's easy to find your classes and get around. The dorms are pretty nice as well.If you want everything done on time you have to be on your game and be productive. The staff are always willing to help and answer any question you might need answered. There's many opportunities when it comes to jobs that they offer and also they give you many resources that help a lot.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Brand new dorms, but I commute.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not show up to class and do homework assignments, you will not become a successful student at any school. Administratively at Edison, I would recommend that you stay on top of everything going on and follow up!

    In three sentences

    Edison is a financially accessible school to everyone, with many scholarship and financial aid opportunities available. All of the instructors I have experienced are excellent to superior in their field of study. The students here are broad and diverse in age, gender, race, ideology and enhance the educational experience.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    dual enrollment First year Students on a budget

    Food and Dining

    There's vending everywhere and there's a cafe by the library also the cafeteria is good!

    Dorm Life

    I hear it's a good experience!

    Academic Rigor

    Easy and there's always help so never hesitate!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always register as soon as the registration for that semester is up. Once you've done that check ratemyprofessors.com and always make sure that the teacher you expect is good fits your learning style by reading the comments. Go to school with a positive attitude and the willingness to learn!

    In three sentences

    Great starting out school. There's always something to do and the professors are really nice. The class size is very good as we'll.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is always very attentive and will respond quickly to any disturbances. They have many ways to contact them if you can't find them immediately. All of the staff can contact public safety for you if you need to. The dorms are especially safe as on campus safety has a special location in the dorms that is in clear view of both entrances. All of the parking lots are well lit at night and have calling stations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge number of clubs, activities, and intramural sports. The school offers free food at most of its events and ensures that everyone has fun. They also make sure to advertise their activities very well so if you're feeling bored, you don't have to look very hard to find something.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a lot of diversity: pizza, subway, salad bar, and its own kitchen. The space is large and comfortable with a great ambiance of friendliness. It might be difficult to eat very healthily, but it is absolutely possible without going hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The program is brand new, so at times it might feel like an overabundance of rules. However, it is incredibly safe and establishes a very productive learning environment. The staff is also very friendly and helpful with any issues you might have.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very knowledgable and helpful should you have any doubts. If you are willing to learn, you will learn a great deal not just about academics but about your future as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Edison also has a baccalaureate program if you are looking to stay more than two years. Like any school, you will get as much from it as you are willing to take.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a great starting school for any student aiming to transfer. There are many opportunities to be taken that will make you stand out and feel like part of a community. Edison has a great deal of services to offer students and a very helpful staff always willing to put in the extra time for your benefit.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can play some volley ball in the sand, shoot hoops on the court, or work out in the gym. You can hangout in the student center or study in the library!

    Food and Dining

    The cafe at Edison is very fulfilling. It offers many different choices of foods, drinks, and snacks. A Subway was recently opened on campus too!

    Dorm Life

    The new dorms at the Lighthouse Commons are very nice. They are definitely of great quality and are perfect size to start out with being on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Edison are just as hard and they are anywhere else. Professors challenge you and put a bigger load on you than high school does. It's definitely a challenge everyone can step up too but you have to put in plenty of time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely consider Edison because it's not as expensive, but offers the same courses. Make sure if you need extra help, to visit your professors office hours. They are more than willing to help you, but you have to show the effort as well. Be on time to class. Yes you have more freedom and can be late, but you'll miss alot of information if you're late.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a fantastic school offering many classes and programs. The staff is great, the campus is beautiful, and the location is ideal. I couldn't of made a better choice in choosing Edison!

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is never anything not safe on campus; however, if there is there is always security guards around. Edison has students who are training to be police officers who are always around too!

    Food and Dining

    They have a small cafeteria that offers things like hamburgers and french fries and things of that nature. In the cafeteria they have a subways, who doesn't always go along with the subways deals like on commercials, and a little pizza-hut stand which is kind of expensive. There is a great selection to choose from but you get tired after awhile and will end up leaving campus for cheaper food anyways.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are new there and have only been around for like 2 years. I have not stayed in the dorms yet but I've been in their recreation room which is very nice. The building is big, they have a lot to offer: gym, laundry, hangout rooms, and study rooms, they have top notch equipment: the tv, stove, and fridge (that i see in the recreation room) and the bathrooms were clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The college is fairly easy and when you have difficult with things the professors are always open to help, show you what you did wrong and show you how to fix it too. They offer many workshops and tutoring for anyone having difficulties. Lessons and exams are often just straight forward, if you pay attention and ask for help when you need it there is no way you can fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Edison is a great college to start. I think its a good college to start out for your AA in general studies if that's what you want to pursue. I think its a great college for students who don't really know what they want to do with their future, educationally wise, to get a grasp on the college environment and still have the time to plan out their future as well.

    In three sentences

    Edison College is a great starting college. Edison has helpful professors that offer all that they can to see each student reach their goal. It is a very clean and friendly environment too!

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Well, since I am not all that involved with the school, I can't say much. But there are a bunch of clubs that is offered on campus and I intend to join a few soon. Plus they have a basketball court, volleyball pit, and a weight room(but only in the dorms -_-). And there is usually an event that happens Monday-Thursday and different times.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe is AMAZING!!!!!!! They have their own subway, breakfast, lunch, and i believe dinner menu (not on campus long enough to know), and a personal pizza area. I am not even going to touch on the drink section(too much to remember).

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I can not touch on this subject mainly because I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Since you are not in high school anymore, the professors are more chill and some may not be as strict in the classroom with the students as you would think.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to people you see around campus, they will not bite you. Also, get familiar with the campus because there tends to be new students appearing every week and asks for directions.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a pretty astonishing school with tons of fun. The professors/faculty are willing to help with any problem and guide you on your way to success. Plus the food selection and the people that attends this college are pretty unique to say the least.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dinning in Edison is better than some of the local restaurants. It;s easy going and the worker are aways polite..

    Dorm Life

    This is Edison State College first year to have dorms. So far the students who attend dorm life says it's awesome. Even the teacher who were in dorms when they attend college, this is better.

    Tips for prospective students

    I will recommended to come to Edison Stare College if you want to get the feel of college life. The staff and the teacher will go beyond to help their students to graduate.

    In three sentences

    I will give Edison State College a 8. For My first Time in College I'm really Impress. Even though college is suppose to help you get a better job, it's also easy going.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a few clubs in the area. I know there are some who's not into clubbin' (I know because I'm not), so there are places you can go to for fun like bowling, skating, and there is even a movie theater in the area.

    Food and Dining

    Edison is located in an area with many nice restaurants so you never have to worry about not having something good to eat. And if you don't want to go to a restaurant or a fast food place, the cafe at Edison serves a variety of delicious foods.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately I do not live in the dorms, however a few of my friends do and I hear it is amazing. It makes the college experience much more fun and you hav the opportunity to interact with other students outside of the classroom.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many diverse classes here at Edison and it not only has to be all work, but there are also classes where you can have fun and expeience life. Who said field trips had to be for middle and high school? There are field trips at Edison too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind. Don't bury yourself with too much school work, but don't spend all your time partying. There should be a balance, but in the end school should come first. Have fun, but be smart.

    In three sentences

    If you are from Fort Myers and you are not quite ready to leave home, Edison is the place to be. Edison is located in a great area so when you leave class, you can shop or hang out wth your friends. You can be the adult you want to be and experience life on your own, yet still be close enough to visit you family and close friends.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there is always a security guard somewhere on campus, and if you do not feel comfortable you can call one to meet you where ever.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Well worth the $$$, especially compared to all the other schools around here.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at school. They have socials all the time and writing events.

    Food and Dining

    They have one big cafe and a smaller one by the library and a subway.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of all your homework. Participate in class. Respect your professors.

    In three sentences

    I think Edison State College is a great school. I have been out of school for a while and it has made me feel welcomed and all the professors I have had are really nice! I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Cheap but not worth it, especially if you're paying for it.

    What to do for fun

    Unknown

    Food and Dining

    Unknown

    Dorm Life

    unknown

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your life, and what your goals are every person handles different loads

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't waste your time with this school.

    In three sentences

    Horrible. Professors don't teach anymore. It's my understanding the college is getting away from actually teaching you anything and expecting you to figure it out on your own...obviously with some of the majors, this will be unavoidable.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always security personnel all around the campus. I have not had a day where I felt insecure. Security is always available all day and all night I feel safe in this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs on campus. I am part of SGA student government association. We passed so many clubs we have from a diving club up to paint balling and even poetry club. Students can find anything they want and if the club is not there they can make a club of there own.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that are not ready to move out yet. This campus is small and people are nice always helping others. Students that are shy are encourage to meet others because you will see the same people over and over making them less shy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an event every year for thanksgiving which they give out food for people.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus is small which is great for students that are scared to move out and be alone. People are always eager to help students. The information is given fast and on time. I love the fact that the campus is small so you get to know a lot of people that can help you in the future.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 50 different clubs students can join. There are always events around campus that students can do to have fun. There are sports students can join to stay active.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. Edison provides students with a buffet. Everyday they have different meals. The price for a meal is super cheap which is great. The cafeteria is open until 9 pm but after 9 there is no body there so it is fine.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms. But I heard it is really fun and people enjoy the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are meant to put you to think and to evolved as an individual. Professors aim to make you knowledgeable about the subject you are taking. They do make you think.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask for help do not be intimidated to ask for help. People are happy to help others. Stay active in campus and get to know people it is the best way to get around knowing people.

    In three sentences

    It is a small campus. Very clean, the faculty is always helping students. A very friendly atmosphere. Great campus overall.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Great variety of choices and very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms didn't become available until after I got married, but just from driving past, they look very well maintained and makes it more convinent for students being that close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses were organized very well no matter the professor. The content was geared towards learning and life outside of school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get two copies of your transcripts, whether from high school or from a transferring insttution. Send an electronic copy, if possible, but always have a seald printed copy for jusst in case situations. I could've saved a lot of time and frustration if someone would have given me this advice!

    In three sentences

    Edison is a very affordable place to continue your education. It offeres a wide variety of classes and degree fields. I only took nursing courses, but it is a very well run program and there is always someone you can talk to.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Walk around the lake. Or drive to the cemetery.

    Food and Dining

    The food AT the school is not so great... But there is a decent selection of fast food places nearby.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms...

    Academic Rigor

    So far the classes are pretty easy.

    In three sentences

    I attend Edison because it is conveniently located. I'm not sure what else to say about the place as I don't have any experience with a different college. It's near Jone's Loop, which has a lot of places to eat, so that's nice... Oh, and there's a beautiful cemetery down the road.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is pretty good security is tight in dorms. But there have been recent problems. But all handled promptly. I would rate a 5.

    Greek Life

    They have frats here but probably not the same as big universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs available. I haven't tried any yet but hope to in future. I would rate this part a 4 since I haven't had personal experience .

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who need to boost their GPA before entering the university system and budget minded students .

    Bang for the buck

    Great value for budget minded students who still want to live away from home and great choice for getting your AA to transfer at a much lower cost. I recommend this schools to my friends for that reason. I rate this a 5.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, they have beach volleyball and basketball courts. At the dorm there is a nice fitness center. There is a pool table and big screen tv in a common area. They show movies in the performing arts bldg. Not lots to do on campus but beach and shopping close by makes the rating a 4

    Food and Dining

    Probably a down side to Edison. We have a Pizza Hut and subway vendor which is alittle pricey because they don't have specials or coupons. Dining is being improved with expansions. Dining rates a 3.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean, and has 24hr. Security. I love the apt. style dorms for privacy and the cost is fair. Having your own bathroom and bedroom is a great choice and each dorms has a washer and dryer. Dorms are a real value and I give them a 5.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes thus far seems pretty easy and straight forward. My Comp teacher was my favorite and she made the essays on topics that are interesting to college students. My fall term went well and I'm taking more difficult classes/more credits in spring. The academic rigor is probably a 3 on this scale. If you put forth the right effort you will be successful. I rate a 3.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is free here which is a big plus. Be prepared for tight security in dorms. Not a big party school but still has some fun activities.

    In three sentences

    Edison State college is a great choice for those students whose high school GPA didn't meet the university standard. Edison provides smaller classes, teachers that are available to help, and adequate transfer options if needed. Housing at Edison is exceptional with brand-new apartment style dorms and being close to beach is an additional plus.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Rate your teachers before you take them at ratemyprofessor.com

    In three sentences

    Great teachers Great Service Great opportunities

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Edison State College has one of the best securities. Even when I'm walking to my car after a night class I feel safe because I know there is security all around me. There are stations set up in numerous spots throughout the campus. These stations have a button you can press if you feel threatened or in any kind of a danger. Press the button and a security officer will be there promptly. I have never run in to any danger at this campus, but it feels a lot safer knowing there are officers on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Edison offers many activities to their students. For instance, there is a free yoga class outdoors a few times a week. There is also student government, an ethics debate club, a coexist club, and many more!

    Great for these types of students

    Edison State College is known for their nursing program which I hear is pretty awesome. If students enjoy nature and the great outdoors they will definitely admires Edison's campus. Students that live in the dorms will find Edison great because of how close the campus is to different businesses, restaurants, parks, and malls.

    Bang for the buck

    Edison State College is probably one of the most affordable campuses to attend to if you're an in-state student attending. Edison is ideal for students in Florida that want to pursue higher education without going into massive debt.

    What to do for fun

    Edison State College is an ideal campus to attend because of how close it is to the beach, restaurants and malls. Students won't ever be board if they attend this campus. There are also numerous clubs and activities that students can be apart of. Such as yoga, student government, coexist club, and many more!

    Food and Dining

    Edison State College offers a variety of meals to their students. Students can choose anything from salad to pizza. I've never eaten at the cafeteria, but I have seen it full of students enjoying their lunch while they are on break.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms at Edison, but I do know students that say they enjoy living on campus. Edison is close to many restaurants, stores, and other businesses so it is easy for students to commute to school and work if they decide to pick up a part-time job while in school. The dorms are much larger than some I have seen at various universities. The dorms were built in 2012, so the building has many new features that some don't. There's a gym, free wifi, and a huge courtyard for sports that make student life much more enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    To be honest each class varies. For instance, I am not the best mathematician in the world, but when I took math at Edison State College I was able to comprehend various algebraic equations. The course started out easy and over time became more difficult. In my opinion the math class was difficult, but not overwhelmingly troublesome. Other classes like English and Speech were a lot easier for me and I really did enjoy the material my professors were teaching. All in all, I think Edison's academic rigor is very balanced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students attending Edison State College should always pay attention to what their professors are trying to teach them. Furthermore, prospective students should show up to class prepared and on time. Forthcoming students should also get involved with their community so they can develop relationships with their peers and really be apart of the Edison State College.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College has one of the most beautiful campuses in Lee County. The professors I've had make sure they are doing everything they can to make sure each student is on track and learning the material. They are very easy to communicate with in and outside of class.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security keeps very close surveillance on the students and their safety.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities on campus, but there is talk of developing a few this coming 2014-2015 school year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are few clubs, but many activities on campus. For example, tomorrow night there is a black light party in the courtyard! All events ALWAYS provide free food!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for student that have an easier time learning with smaller class sizes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a field behind the residence hall that students call the Bahyad. We use it to get away. Some play guitar, some play games, some just sit and take in their surroundings. It is a peaceful spot to clear stress.

    Bang for the buck

    Housing is very nice and very affordable, and classes are as well.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities on campus, but also we have a recreational room open to all who reside in Lighthouse Commons. It has Game systems, Flat screen TV, Ovens, Fridge, Pool table and Ping-pong table.

    Food and Dining

    Food is plenty and very affordable, but lacks variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories are brand new. They are beautifully decorated, spacious, and affordable compared to lesser dorms of universities. They are apartment style with a kitchen and living room and bathroom as shared space, but you have your own room. Housing is also made even more affordable with housing scholarships offered to any who apply and meet the minimum requirements.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes could be more challenging, but the advantage of the slower pace is that more information is retained in your long-term memory.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest to be on top of your classes. For example, reading a chapter that is covered in the next lecture beforehand. This not only allows you to clear up any discrepancy on the information during the lecture, but also the repetition stores the information in your brain; therefore, you are essentially studying without spending hours on the information. This also stores the information in your long term memory which helps you to recall later down the road when need the information for your major.

    In three sentences

    Edison is a small campus with easy to understand classes and a smaller student body. It is very affordable whether you wish to live on or off campus. A family income of $20,000 a year could easily afford out of pocket expenses even if the student holds few or no scholarships or financial aid.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lighting is abundant and campus security is visible. Cameras also are visible.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a member.

    Clubs and Activities

    Yoga, zumba, and many new types of activities are offered here.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want state-college academics but small- college life and class sizes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a gorgeous Edison statue outside the library that is facing a nice pond.

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state tuition, it is cheaper than FGCU.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall for Broadway shows. Beaches are 15 minutes away. Walk the beautiful grounds or visit the art hall.

    Food and Dining

    The College has a cafeteria with buffet-style food as well as a Subway and MANY vending machines across the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers and advisers are aggressive in helping you reach your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of campus and speak to current students. If you want to play sports we offer intramural sports, but do not compete in the college circuit.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College has many different class times and days to fit my work schedule. The teachers seem genuinely dedicated to our expansion or knowledge. I enjoy taking classes that have an eclectic mix of students (from dual-enrolled high school students to the 40-year-old Mom going back to school).

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Amazing high level of security. There is heavy surveillance during the evening to night times as though something has occurred in the past, but currently nothing has gone wrong. Students are well-mannered and our public security department contains diligent professionals.

    Greek Life

    This is another aspect of life at Edison of which I am unfamiliar. From what I have seen and heard, this is not as prominent here as in large-scale universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I have described, our clubs are constantly evolving and expanding due to the open opportunity for students to start their own clubs whenever they please.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-taught and/or school taught artists, Nursing majors, expressive introverts, LGBTQ+, first/second/third/etc.-generation immigrants, and any undecided majors with a strong will to decide on their major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wacky Wednesdays tend to offer free food as well as playful social integration exercises on campus. There is a garden area beside the Rauschenberg gallery that has a pond with koi fish and lotus flowers that are in full bloom very often.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, there is no perfection here but for the inquisitive and open-minded young scholar this campus is a secure foundation to build one's academic experience upon.

    What to do for fun

    There are thankfully many clubs on campus. If and when there are students who wish for a club that is not presently offered, there have the open opportunity to begin their own. A recent example of this is a Hip-Hop dance, art, and music club that has only just become official this Spring 2014 semester. In this club, some students often breakdance, rap, beatbox, and sometimes observe and encourage each other towards further artistic expression. Besides these many clubs on campus, we have an Art Gallery (Bob Rauschenburg Gallery) that has open exhibits for most of the year. There is also the Barbara B Mann performance hall which shows a variety of plays, live music shows, and some other quality performances. From time to time, students are invited to free meal or snack events on campus to either celebrate certain organisations, raise awareness, or celebrate a particular event.

    Food and Dining

    This is the only lacking feature of our school. The food is quite varied, fortunately, but it does not provide options for particular diets such as vegan, vegetarian, and/or gluten-free. Any individual who is either of these three much carefully inquire of what may be removed from the initial meal offered, which for some proves tedious for many.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to live on campus but from having constantly visited, the dorms are immaculate. Very securely built and carefully organised, students are provided a high privilege while living here. The only complaint some students have living on campus is that there are many restrictions on how long and when people may visit. Some with boyfriends/girlfriends off-campus have been known to be uncomfortable with this policy.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is far from perfect, but many of its professors have decided to teach here so that we may learn from their uncanny wisdom. Learning does not occur in an atypical way, and in this way there are quite often some challenges to face and overcome. Here at Edison we are learning not only for today, but for our unilaterally personal strengths in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    The students here seem shy, but do not be fooled. Talk to anyone and they will happily invite you to converse at length. Be bold, if you will, for at Edison you are amongst a multitude of soft-spoken (as well as multi-talented) innovators.

    In three sentences

    An aesthetically beautiful campus with myriad outdoor locations where students can can and do express themselves artistically. Our professors vary from whimsically creative to liberally traditional. No students are chastised here for any expressed individuality; instead, students are praised and celebrated for their outstanding uniqueness.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always see campus security guards driving around, which is a good thing.

    What to do for fun

    Nearby malls and resaurants.

    Food and Dining

    Edison offers a variety of great foods.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall good academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips are to know where you are going, get a map of the campus, and ask for directions if you are lost. Another tip is if you are taking online classes, always ask the teacher questions is you have any.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College provides many different ways to complete classes, whether it is online or in person. Edison has great teachers who are very helpful. The campus is a little confusing but once you figure it out, you will know exactly where everything is located.

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has Subway, PizzaHut, and among the normal burgers and fries, they serve sushi!

    In three sentences

    Edison is a friendly environment with a diverse group of people. While attending I felt welcomed by both the student and staff population. It is a really good place to start if you've struggled with understanding material in high school because of all the resources offered to help you succeed.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at my campus!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is very nice. There a lot of options regarding meals, snacks, and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the Dorms but they are available on the Lee Campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and coursework can be difficult but there are plenty of resources to help you stay on track. There is peer tutoring available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with an admissions counselor at Edison State College. They are great! Keep focused.

    In three sentences

    Edison State College is a great College. The professors are quality and the campus is well kept. There are many resources.

  • 06/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Me, nothing. I just go to earn my degree, and transfer to another college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students are mainly local high school students.

    In three sentences

    You go there because it is cheaper than other local colleges. You go for your AA and transfer to another college. It is good academic-wise and professor -wise.

  • 06/25/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses i've seen

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    A bunch of clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    If you apply for in state tuition then it is cheap compared to other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Ft.Myers is known for their beaches.

    Dorm Life

    I took a tour of the dorms, and they are beautiful. They are under 24hr security, so you are safe. The dorms are new, so they pretty and really clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Have not attended class yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your financial aid in as soon as possible

    In three sentences

    Student oriented

  • 07/31/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    The food at this school is affordable and if you use a Buccaneer Card, you can save 10% on your purchase.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at this college are like tiny apartments. They're beautiful compared to some of the others I have seen and are even nicer than some apartments around the same price range.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at this school will challenge you and at the same time will help you play up your strengths.