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  • 07/11/2009

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

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 1 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am a teen mother, this school is extremely flexible for me and my child. They even have a day care on campus. Which my child attends to free, because of financial aid!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you fill out your financial aid and do whatever you have to do. Because you do not have to pay to be a student here. Tuition is not even that much!

    Bang for the buck

    The financial aid is ABSOLUTELY great there. And ever since President Obama changed the grueling process of financial aid eligibility. I basically go to school free!

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of friendly security and plenty of cameras, very comfortable feeling

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Government- Gay Alliance- BSU and plenty more.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a parent and have received lots of help through Hacc's Keys program, daycare- study habits- budget planning and much more.

    What to do for fun

    I use the gym in my spare time or maybe some volley ball.

    Food and Dining

    Low cost great meals and a large variety on health meals

    Dorm Life

    Extremely pleasant ,respectful, clean and safe

    Academic Rigor

    This is a first semester for me and I have used all of the academic services available for students to achieve. Try them. Classes are very well paced.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are plenty of workshops, tutoring classes and academic advisers, to assist you in achieving the best grade possible. Even if you feel the need to just speak with someone all doors at Hacc are open. They will help in any way possible. Just ask questions and you will get answers.

    In three sentences

    It has been several years since i have attended a school, i was feeling overwhelmed with the thought of returning and was considering not coming. From the time I requested an application I have been able to receive help from the entire Hacc Administration whom all have expressed a true concern for my every need to help me succeed. Thank for not allowing me to face and surpass my inner fears and leave!

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am a mother of a daughter who is barely 2 and she is always wanting to be right with me. I have my fiance watch her when I am at school, but they do give you a phone number to call and get babysitting for cheap. Just because you call the number does not mean you are going to get a discount though, all depends on how much your income is. Would be nice if they had a on- site day care, but they don't. Hacc York works with your schedule and understands that people have lives outside from school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say that you have to keep you head on straight and don't get distracted with all the little stuff. Make sure you do your homework and STUDY STUDY STUDY! College is nothing like High school.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, you get your moneys worth, but no matter what you still have to pay back your loan money after you graduate with the degree you receive. They give you a 6 month grace period after completing you schooling. I think it is still cheaper that enrolling is a university. Eventually I am going to have to transfer to another college because one downfall is that Hacc does not have bachelors degree programs.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes, I have a daughter and it gives me time to do something for myself. Attending the York campus is pretty awesome because you get to meet tons of people you would have never met before. Only downside, they do not have child care.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are amazing. I have never had a problem with a teacher never wanting to help assist me in a question I might have in their class. I am in my second semester and I am part time, I learn as much as a full time student and enjoy every bit of it. You hear a lot from the students and even the teachers on what other teachers are good to take for different subjects! Helps out in the long run!

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great Safety. Always on duty.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Council, Sports Clubs, and many more.... For Activities, They do a lot of movies nights, and food days. Where they bring in a food vendor from some where in the community and serve food to hacc students at good prices.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to go into fields like Computer, Science, Medical, History, Child Care, Teaching (Any kind), and more.....

    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs or go to plan monthly movies supported by Student Council.

    Food and Dining

    Many vending Machines available on campus. Also food and drinks available in the Campus Store.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    They take academics very seriously. They wanted to see people success in their dream field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Do all homework and assignments. Use the hacc resource to your advantage.

    In three sentences

    Great school to attend. I don't use the Harrisburg Campus, but I use the York campus and it awesome. Best decision I made.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel comfortable. There are camera's, and the parking lots are well lit. Security is always around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since I have a family, I have not attended to any campus activities.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth every single penny. You have an option to rent your books if you don't want to buy them. If you do buy your books you can return them at the end of the semester and you can get some of your money back.

    What to do for fun

    I try to spend as much time with my family. Since it is hot, we tend to go to the park a lot and get in the pool. But on campus, there is a bullentin board and they post discount tickets to Hershey Park.

    Food and Dining

    I eat at home but there are fast foods and restaurant's in the area.

    Dorm Life

    I live in my own home.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect the best out of every student. They expect for the students to meet deadlines when essays are due.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first thing I learned when I started college, you have to enter with a positive attitude. I took that advice to the heart and it really makes a difference.

    In three sentences

    I am really grateful that I made the decision to go to HACC. I really enjoyed all of the professors I had so far. Because of them, I really enjoy participating in class when they ask questions.

  • 02/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the new student orientation. It's very helpful and informative!

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to give HACC a try. Get to know your professors (they don't bite) and don't be afraid to ask them questions! Think about it. They could be making so much more money elsewhere. Yet they chose to work here because they love to teach.

    Bang for the buck

    There is no other place comparable to HACC when it comes to tuition. Who ever heard of getting through Nursing School without paying for it with an arm or a leg?

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is great, especially for me since I grew up in a rural area of Pennsylvania.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are amazing. So many of them are there because they have a desire to teach (not because of the pay)!

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are working full or part time. HACC offers night, weekend and online classes and it's so easy to schedule them around your schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyprofessor.com to help you find the best professor for the subject but don't always believe the reviews (Ex: my favorite psychology professor got horrible reviews). and work hard. Take advantage of the certificate of residency and financial aid.

    Bang for the buck

    I am saving alot of money by commuting here and pay much less for tuition than I would be at a four year school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and the people are so diverse, I love it!

    Am learning a lot

    In general the professors are great and experts in their field. If they don't know something they will help you figure it out. I have learned so much in my fist 3 semesters.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for ANY type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any questions on how fellow students feel about Professors, go to ratemyprofessor.com. HACC is a nice school to attend. I enjoy going there very much.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are great. Best I've found so far for on campus and online classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    The student body is easy to get along with.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot throughout my courses attending HACC.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am a single working mother. HACC has flexible class schedules and the resources to help people in all situations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure if you're transferring that you know exactly which classes you need to take.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm extremely pleased that I didn't waste my money going to an expensive university. I feel I am receiving a quality education for a small portion of the typical price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy classes at HACC-- the student body is diverse and everyone works together to succeed.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm amazed by the amount of knowledge I receive in each class.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    haven't really tried anything!

    Academic Rigor

    depends on your major!

  • 01/26/2012

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

    12 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    this is a great college for any student.

    Bang for the buck

    it is a community college so you are paying a lot less for the same education and your credits transfer to a four year college of your choice!!

    Food and Dining

    harrisburg is really close to a lot of bigger cities.

    Dorm Life

    unknown i do not live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    attend one of their orientation classes!!!

    In three sentences

    thus far they have been extremely helpful. they have plenty of access to required information.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    lots of security to assure everyone's safety.

    Greek Life

    i know they offer something; however, i do not participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is an abundance of clubs and various activities all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    adults looking to go back to school and high school graduates looking to save some money on tuition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    buy hacc wear (sweatshirts, t shirts, ect) everyone seems to.

    Bang for the buck

    you get a university level education for community college prices.

    What to do for fun

    rose lehrman theater is great!

    Food and Dining

    not much at any of the satellite campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    depends on the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard, have an open mind, and take full advantage of everything hacc has to offer.

    In three sentences

    hacc is a great community college. they offer a quality education at reasonable prices. it is a great place to begin for anyone looking to further their education and an asset to the community.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    i am a night student, i take all of my classes in the evening because i work full time. i really enjoy it and the class schedules are great for night students.

    What to do for fun

    there are so many clubs that you can be a part of, if they don't have what you are looking for, you can start something new! there is free food several times a month, night student appreciation nights and a coffee shop as well as subway.

    Dorm Life

    it is a community college, there are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    the classes are small therefore the instructor has the time to help you one on one if you need it. the instructors are very helpful as well as all of the staff there. they all want you to excell and move on so they will find ways to help you with anything you need.

    In three sentences

    very helpful staff and faculty; the instructors are great, at least all the ones i have come across so far. they make the classes humorous and fun, although i am an education major so maybe thats just my instructors.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    15 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great system for campus safety and communication!

    Great for these types of students

    fast-paced, working, parents...

    What to do for fun

    there are tons of things to do on- and off-campus. the college has beautiful gardens and other displays for students to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    their cafeteria is great!

    Dorm Life

    hacc is a community college, and doesn't have a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the counselors! they are amazing and will help you so much!

    In three sentences

    hacc offered a lot of classes that i needed to get myself started on a path for a promising future. they provided many different options and helped me decide what i truly want to do with my life.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security right inside the front door. well light parking lot. No apparent threat noted. Very comfortable campus to attend located in a good area.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not know much about this because I work full-time and attend school part- time with other life obligations therefore I do not participate in any and am not aware of what they are.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are overwhelmed by large confusing campuses and large classrooms. It is great for students who also have a lot of other obligations in their life such as children, jobs etc as class times are very flexible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't have anything to comment about this area.

    Bang for the buck

    I have no complaints on tuition, I think it is very reasonable and worth it.

    What to do for fun

    I don't do much on campus. I am a full time employee as an LPN and go to school part time with other obligations in my life but there are a lot of great activities offered in the HUB which are widely announced.

    Food and Dining

    Subway and Ragged Edge in the hub are excellent. I wouldn't mind seeing more added but it is a small campus so I would understand if more wasn't added.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus. Community college also does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned a lot in the classes I took here. I think their academics are very good and they have an excellent program with excellent teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be overwhelmed. Take a deep breath and and take it one day at a time. Take a campus tour and talk to other students for advice on what teachers to choose, what classes to take when etc.

    In three sentences

    I love it. Great size of campus and classrooms. Classrooms are easy to find and campus isnt large and overwhelming. Teachers are very good and give individual attention to each student.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    have not eaten there yet, but I hear it is good

    Academic Rigor

    Anatomy an Physiology is a tough course, the teacher thoroughly goes over the material that is necessary, but not unnecessary trivia. If you study hard you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    The orientation day was very informative, gave a good perspective of the college's goals. Don't bite off more than you can chew. If you are going full time, it is very difficult to work full time too. Choose your priorities work or school, and plan accordingly.

    In three sentences

    For my first semester I have found HACC to be a wonderful experience. The advisors are actually helpful, and do everything they can to help you succeed. Going back to college after 20 years it has been a great experience.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non traditional students who are working full or part time.

    What to do for fun

    There are many campus clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    HACC is a small community campus college. It has a great diversity of students and excellent teachers

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    19 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Inidividuals looking to transfer or complete a minimal associates degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lovely yard and gazebo for in between class breaks and study sessions.

    Bang for the buck

    Reaonable tuition.

    What to do for fun

    You are in Harrisburg - the Capitol of Pennsylvania! Visit the state museum or take a run along the Susquehanna river. HMAC also offers music events for local bands.

    Food and Dining

    There is not a large variety in the cafe but they do have reasonable options for reasonable prices. The schedule is also flexible so that you can stop in between classes.

    Academic Rigor

    They classes will challenge you but they do not require unreasonable amounts of work. I took a PE, sociology, and an algebra course in one semester while working. Definitely Do-able!

    Tips for prospective students

    Really research ahead of time which classes you will need for your degree, and be sure that those specific classes will transfer. Check with you final destination school at the same time as you work on class registration.

    In three sentences

    HACC is a great place to start your general studies and get a jump start on credits prior to transferring. They also offer various associates programs. The school is cost effective and enables you to work a flexible schedule so that you can school and work.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is on campus all hours

    Great for these types of students

    not as wealthy students whom just want general education credits

    What to do for fun

    Great cities just minutes away, to go shopping at.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent Subway, and new things are being built

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms here

    Academic Rigor

    Great School

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention Don't try to wait till the last minute Do your FASFA on time

    In three sentences

    The school is very organized. They are very well planned and very helpful. Finally, the school is very affordable.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can join a club, go to an event or play, or play sports on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is just cafeteria food, nothing fancy. Most of us pack lunches. They do have a subway inside.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    HACC is challenging enough that you learn new things, but not so challenging that you struggle to succeed. It depends on the teacher and the class, but overall I was pleased with the academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an advisor, make a plan right away. Sign up as soon as possible. Research your professors and classes. Bottom line, be prepared.

    In three sentences

    Affordable, especially if you are paying out of pocket. Doable, especially if you are working full-time and looking for a new start. HACC gives you the chance to go far.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus security everywhere. Their station is right next to the ATM machine in the front lobby. Everyone gets and ID card and a parking pass. If you are parked without a pass they will question you if you are there for a long period of time. Great neighborhood.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of things to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    Working students, mothers fathers and so on.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are not too expensive and you can take a semester off if you need to. You can get your associates degree there without having to transfer out.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things surrounding each campus. Get involved with the school to do activities.

    Food and Dining

    Peaceful place to eat lunch inside or outside as well. Coffee bar located in the food area with seat and tables or lounge chairs by the fire place. Study and eat or eat and talk. Food a little more expensive in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college no dorm life. Although they have a coffee bar at the Gettysburg location and cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending your instructor depends on the rigor. This school is very much persistent in not missing classes or being late. If there is a scheduling conflict and you discuss with teacher more than likely you will be allowed to miss class. You can be put on a watch list for poor grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since there is so many campuses make sure you research ahead of time to check where your classes are being offered. The campuses are about an hour away depending and some classes are only offered at certain campuses.

    In three sentences

    This is a very friendly atmosphere. Plently of parking. Very big campus.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mature Adult Students.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is great compared to universities!

    What to do for fun

    Several different locations so there are alternatives

    Food and Dining

    No Cafeteria on the York HACC Campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the tutoring lab and smarthinking.com and most of all dont be afraid to ask for help. The academic faculty there is interested in helping you reach the finish line

    In three sentences

    I would recommend HACC for the adult student that desires to complete there degree. The campus has tools in place to insure that you successful complete your academic goals. My experience with HACC is commendable!

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You cant go anywhere without seeing security around. The security office is right as you walk in the main entrance.

    Greek Life

    There really is none.

    Great for these types of students

    Working students definitely. Non-traditional students, those who have been out of the game for a few years and want to get back. Anyone with kids.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a GREAT starter school. I took all of my pre-requsits at HACC-York and have exhausted all the possible classes that I can take, even taking some classes towards my bachelor's. I have now just transferred for my clinicals. Comparatively, its ALOT cheaper per credit. FAFSA, assuming you apply and win it, is more than enough to cover your school expenses, including books.

    What to do for fun

    Well...not much really. Its basically all focused on your studies. There are some clubs and organizations. The school has a movie night every week or month. Sometimes they organize events and trips to New York. But its not a big campus so, not really much to do.

    Food and Dining

    Again, its a community college, therefor there is no dining hall or anything. Sometimes there is a food cart that stays out in the parking lot that you can buy lunch from. Other then that there are vending machines and also the book store sells some food. My dad works down the street at the post office so sometimes he drops off some food for me because i am at school all day.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms at HACC-York, nor do i think that any of the campuses do. However, there are apartments right across the street from the school and condos right next to the school as well. So if you had to move to attend, you could. I only live an hour away so i didn't find a need to.

    Academic Rigor

    This school really is all about the academics. I mean, there isn't much time for much else. Yes, they try to accommodate everyone by having clubs and some activities. To my knowledge only the main campus has sports teams. I attend at York so we do not.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't have to take the classes in the order that the counselors give you. Take your time. Your in community college after all. Its expected that you have to work and have family to care for. Yeah it might take a little longer, but taking your time and getting that A is better then rushing through and getting a C.

    In three sentences

    HACC is a great starter school, especially for anyone looking to transfer. Its cheap, comparatively, and is very flexible with class schedules. However, its office staff seems to always be misinformed and contradict one another.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of security around. Crime is low on campus

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students can apply. I am a married & a mother of seven and I found the other students of varying ages and backgrounds too.

    Bang for the buck

    The most affordable college around

    What to do for fun

    HACC has alot for students to get involved in. Sports, theater, clubs, you can find something to get into the school spirit here

    Food and Dining

    Great choices and affordable

    Academic Rigor

    I find the classes challenging but there is so much help on campus that you shouldn't struggle very hard unless you don't ask for assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive to class a few minutes early or on time. It is a huge disruption to the professor and the other students when you arrive late.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. The instructors are approachable, the classes are enjoyable and the students are very friendly.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not involved in any

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Earth day is a fun annual event

    Bang for the buck

    Its cheap and it gets you the credits you need.

    What to do for fun

    get involved

    Food and Dining

    Below average

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    Average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fend for yourself because the staff is not very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Its nice for a community schoool. The teachers are nice, the staff is not so nice. I feel like its a good option for people who have to commute.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always security vehicles in the parking lot whether it is daylight or night. They are there watching out for your protection.

    Clubs and Activities

    I know that they have a lot of clubs and activities, I haven't got the chance to sign up for any yet due to only attending online classes at the moment. I am looking forward to maybe joining some when I start attending classes on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have a lot of self-discipline online classes are great for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am a new student, so I haven't really got the chance to see any traditions here yet.

    What to do for fun

    They are always having activities to do. They put the activities on their home page as well as e-mail them to you to join in.

    Food and Dining

    They have a Subway, a food bar, and an Italian restaurant for the students to choose from on campus. They also have vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    This college doesn't have any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You are expected to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions whether you think that they are stupid or not, somebody else might be wanting to know the same thing.

    In three sentences

    I am currently attending this college online and will be going to the campus in June for my next class. So far with the online classes, everybody seems friendly and eager to help you with any questions that you have. If you have a question for the teacher, she responds very quickly and gives examples if needed.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is really good. There are patrols that drive through the campus often. Also there are alert stations throughout the parkinglots to help assist you when it's dark/unsafe.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options inside the Cooper Student Center; healthy choices available too! Also lots of vending machines of all sorts. I've always enjoyed my experience/was able to find affordable options.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm set up for this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Each 3credit course that you take requires about 6-10 hours worth of work per week outside of class. Each class is valuable for the major you're attending for.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have excellent security staff on every campus. I go to the Gettysburg Campus and it is really safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from: National Honor Society, Business Club, SGA, Ski and Board Club, History Club, and so many others. And HACC has amazing study abroad trips, and we also have local trips every month.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE is welcome here no matter your age, sexual orientation, religion, or background. We have a beautiful diversity here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are in the middle of Gettysburg, so if you like Ghost Tours, we go on them often!

    Bang for the buck

    HACC is an excellent, fully accredited college. The education you get here will be just as good if not better than the education you would get at a more expensive college. But it's not as expensive, that's the great thing!

    What to do for fun

    HACC has a lot of different clubs you can get involved in and Gettysburg can be a lot of fun, there are a lot of things you can do whether or not you like history. And we are close to DC and Baltimore and New York if you want to take a trip on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    My campus has a Subway and a Ragged Edge and the food is always good, and mostly healthy. :0)

    Dorm Life

    I think there may be some residential places for Harrisburg students, but other than that we don't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and interesting. They will expand your mind and teach you new ways of thinking. You will learn a lot and every class I've had has been really interesting and all the professors are great. I think anyone who wants to do well will do well, but the courses here have high standards of excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a great education without spending a fortune, and you want an environment you will be happy in, HACC is for you. Build good relationships with your professors, be part of campus life, meet new people. You'll love it. You can even work here as a work study! Also, if you are military, or former military, or a spouse or child of a military member, you want to come here! We'll take really great care of you here. Fill out your FAFSA, EVERYONE! With how affordable HACC is you really COULD go to school for free!

    In three sentences

    HACC is a truly excellent community college that will give you a lot of value for your money. You will receive an excellent education and make meaningful connections with the people here. You can be involved as much or as little as you want, but no matter what your goal, you can reach it here.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    always on duty but they need more cameras in the library,

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs i know they have is great and the student really take it seriously.

    Great for these types of students

    All students are treated equal and we have student from all over.

    Bang for the buck

    I really go to school for free and it is great!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym and workout. You should always attend what the students be having because you will have a lot of fun. They have all kinds of activites.

    Food and Dining

    I eat in the dining area all the time and I really like the fact that we got a subway there now.

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    The teacher really want you to get A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I have for other students is always get help from other people and don't be scared to react out and meet other students. The student at Hacc loves to help other student. The writing lab, math lab, and the tutoring lab always help other people.

    In three sentences

    I really love going to HACC because i learned a great deal and they have good teacher that really help you. I always get great help from the females in the library and when I go to the financial aid department I get the best advice they can give me. I help other student when they need help about the school.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's a very safe school in a very safe area. You have absolutely nothing to worry about at this school.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the Harrisburg campus there are is a lot of night life in the main part of Harrisburg, but at the branch campus's there's not a lot. The Gettysburg branch, which I attend, has a few bars in town that are college student friendly.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for older students who want to attend school part time because they have a job, students who are only getting a two year degree, or people unsure of what they'd like to do.

    Bang for the buck

    The education is great value for money! Not only will you learn a lot, but by attending this school you'll save thousands by taking general education classes here and then transferring to another university.

    What to do for fun

    The main community college campus has a lot of activities for students to take part in. It's got a swimming pool, gym, and multiple sports activities.

    Food and Dining

    The school's opening up little resturants all over campus. For a community college its got a lot of selection.

    Dorm Life

    Most students commute. The branch of the community college I attend, there isn't a dorm area but there are appartments you can rent.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough. Most people assume that because it's a community college the education won't be very good, but the teachers are very thorough with their education. You will leave knowing the information you've learned and you will have to earn your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a really affordable school and HACC has a worker program for students with financial need and multiple scholarships you can apply for. The class sizes are very good, but some of the programs can be quite competitive.

    In three sentences

    It's a place where no matter what age, ethnicity, or major you are you will feel included and comfortable. The school is very easy to get around, and the teachers are passionate and very knowledgeable in their subjects. It's a great beginner school to transfer to another university or finish an associates degree.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    easy payment plans for each class

    What to do for fun

    Students have many clubs to join along with other activities

    Food and Dining

    Different types of food are offered, along with vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms .

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are easy to talk too, and always help you. Each class has office times for extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Easy paymemt plans are available to all. Much cheaper then other colleges.

    In three sentences

    The Lancaster Campus is easy to find, with lots of parking. It is also on a Bus route. Beautiful area around the school to walk.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no dorms

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    take as many classes that you think you can handel. then eliminate one. put you attention on those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to classes and listen to you teachers.

    In three sentences

    great school,teacher want you to achieve

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The college offers many activities at each campus & opportunities for student involvement.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school to start your post-secondary learning. Even if you plan to earn a four year degree, HACC offers low cost learning that gives you the opportunity to get your core courses locally without going into debt.

    In three sentences

    This is a great community college that will provide a low cost post-secondary education. It is a good school for the undecided student to earn college credits to transfer to another school. The learning environments are flexible and offer variety.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Dining hall is not apparent. A scarcely amount of food only pulled from vending machines and an over priced store .

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Profound professors with an assortment of teaching styles. Leaders from many backgrounds.

    In three sentences

    HACC is a great college to attend for many reasons. Academically professional, great area, and extremely helpful in advancement opportunities. Offers second chances or changes to those who want to begin their education anew.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is a great way for students that come from lower income families to get a higher education or for others to pursue an associate degree.

    Bang for the buck

    I can take classes that can transfer to the four year college in which I plan on transferring at a fraction of the cost that I would have paid there.

    What to do for fun

    There really aren't that many extracurricular activities except for student government, tutoring, or history club.

    Food and Dining

    There are only two places to get something to eat on campus, aside for the vending machines. You can get sandwiches or subs from Subway or a limited amount of snacks or sandwiches from the coffee shop.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this college. I have to commute from home.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found the classes to be somewhat academically challenging. The professors were very helpful in explaining assignments and preparing us for the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect college to be easy. Determination and effort go a long way. Don't give up when the going gets tough. Take classes that are able to transfer to your four year college if you plan to transfer. In other words, plan ahead.

    In three sentences

    Classes are fairly priced. Professors are knowledgeable and seem to care about the students' progress. The college provides services to its students to help them succeed.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is present on campus and friendly, but doing their job.

    Great for these types of students

    Definitely a campus for commuters.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as the education you are getting for the price, can't complain. I am impressed so far.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activites planned by student gov and they seem to be very involved.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms located on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of the available resources on campus and the webiste.

    In three sentences

    I am a part time student who began taking classes summer 2012. I find the campus staff friendly and accommodating to the students. I also feel that the resources available at the campus are extraordinary.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is everywhere you have nothing to fear there.

    Bang for the buck

    So far I would say that HACC gives you the bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I enjoy being with my family. Playing board games and computer games. I also like to scrapbook.

    Food and Dining

    They have a Subway and a Cafe onsite.

    Academic Rigor

    I have only been in school for a few shorts weeks and I don't find that HACC is rigor at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be focused. Remember you are paying for this. Be responsible and have time management. It can be done. I am a mother and wife and I work all day but I still get my work done ahead of schedule.

    In three sentences

    HACC has far above met my expectations. I feel very accomplished by attending school at HACC. I never thought I could go back to school but HACC has been pretty awesome.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Many student groups, sports activities depending on the campus, and trips offered by the Student Government.

    Food and Dining

    I go to evening classes, so the food place is closed by the time I arrive on Campus.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are great, they work with you when you need it. The assignments have means and purpose.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is a good sounding board. If you are unsure of what you want to do with your future, you can take general courses that when you decide can be transfered.

    In three sentences

    I like the school because its Cheap. Having a family the classes are convienent for me. I am closer to home and have not commute time.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is very helpful and friendly as well as vigilant.

    Clubs and Activities

    There really is something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    Adults going back to school, undecided students, students on a budget

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nerd nights at mid-town

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education from instructors who have REAL WORLD experience. Not just professors who have spent their entire life in academia.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of clubs, events, and movie nights to keep you busy.

    Food and Dining

    I can't speak to it as I haven't eaten in the Cafe. The midtown campus has a subway.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The class and homework load is very tolerable but provides a nice challenge for learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Perfect place to earn college credit when you are unsure of what you want your major to be.

    In three sentences

    I love it, great environment and state of the art facilities. The tuition is very affordable. Professors all have real world experience in the fields that they teach.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for working students, online students, 2 year students, and students who want to save money .

    Bang for the buck

    You get the whole degree for so cheap compared to other schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Continue with HACC as long as you can, if you are deciding to transfer over I would finish the 2 years at hacc before moving to a new school.

    In three sentences

    Hacc is a very good school to attend. I enjoy how the teachers are so nice and help you with everything they possibly can. Hacc is also very affordable for people who can not afford to attend a big university but want to continue with their eduction. I highly recommend HACC to any person who does not know exactly what they are looking to do.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There was only one incident here and it was very minor.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with financial troubles. Students with bad high school grades. Students without a car.

    Bang for the buck

    It is rather cheap to go here, but buy your textbooks from Amazon, trust me on this. I found a book marked $84.00 in the bookstore and $2.50 on Amazon, in good condition and some highlighting.

    What to do for fun

    The only fun things are the clubs, occasional free food, and computer access.

    Food and Dining

    They have meager snacks at the bookstore and frozen food. Dry food include things like instant ramen and mac n cheese, chip bags, candy, etc.

    Dorm Life

    The campus buildings are walking distance apart, so it's very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, the teacher's have been very helpful and are good at teaching. I like it a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    On your first advising session, don't go alone unless you already know what you want to do. Don't let them choose stupid classes just to take your money. Look and choose classes beforehand, it is much less stressful that way.

    In three sentences

    The classes are small like a normal high school, so you really get good teachings instead of a huge lecture hall where you don't count. I thought the advising process was very very stressful; they don't make it easy on you unless you already know what you want to do. I hate their homepage, it is very confusing and I can never really find what I'm looking for.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always guards around and call buttons are not far away either.

    Greek Life

    I know nothing about this.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the student who wants to stay home and close and save money. Also very good for the people going back to school with full time jobs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Harrisburg campus is broken up in to three parts and the two are 3rd st in Harrisburg.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at the campus.

    Dorm Life

    HACC dose not offer dorms as far as i know.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice do your research on the professor to know what ones are good or not. Also do not think HACC is easy just because its not Yale.

    In three sentences

    HACC Harrisburg is a good but small school for the people who don't want anything big. The HACC schools are affordable and and close to home for some which is good. All in all any HACC campus is a good choice for anyone.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Check the website before registering. There is a lot of helpful information available to guide you through the process.

    In three sentences

    Harrisburg Area Community College provides a comfortable, secure setting for learning. The staff are all helpful this includes everyone that interacts with the students. The facilities are clean and up to date.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    When at campus in the evenings, there is lighting in the lots to walk to your car.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that isn't quite sure what they want to do yet and just wants to take some minor courses. A student that wants to do minors and transfer to another college.

    Food and Dining

    They have a nice facility on campus. There are also other fast food places and a grocery store in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    NO dorms available as this is a community college. There is easy access to the school either by driving or taking the bus to get there.

    Academic Rigor

    In many classes you will be given projects that will challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check into all the opportunities that this school has to offer. They can do dual enrollment major schools or they have programs that you can finish all your degrees within this school.

    In three sentences

    If your trying to go to school fulltime and work fulltime, this school has the ability to make that work with flexible scheduling. The location is fairly easy to get to off the major highway. I found that they have a variety of options for getting your degrees.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    So much cheaper than studying/staying at aother state college.

    Food and Dining

    It has a subway.

    Academic Rigor

    All depends on the classes you take and your major. Nursing is tough compared to elementary education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait to choose your classes, classes can get packed quickly. Don't judge what a class will be like before it has started,no matter the subject. You might end up loving the class and changing majors!

    In three sentences

    This is a great community college. It works well with any busy schedule, especially if you have a job or a family. I believe I have been able to save a lot of money while furthering my education.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I study for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be neat, and organized.

    In three sentences

    This college is very helpful. Being a little smaller than most it's easy to develop close relationships with staff members. It's many campus locations makes it easy to find a college close to home.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 97

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    HACC offers you the same opportunity that most big bucks private schools do, but for 1/10th of the price. Those who get the most from either school must first desire the information. The stronger their desire to learn, the stronger the chance of their future successes.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are call boxes and patrol units patrolling the area constantly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are soo many!

    Great for these types of students

    High school seniors through elderly student who wish to obtain high education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cooper Student Center holds many events from free food to music and games.

    Bang for the buck

    HACC is inexpensive and a positive learning experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are many sports and extracurricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is a full service cafeteria, complete with plenty of dining, food choices, including SubWay!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    HACC is a wonderful college to attend. It has opened up so many opportunities for me. With being a single mom of two kids, I have attended for a year now and my grades are extraordinary.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up for class, Apply yourself, and do your work. Don't take on more than what you can handle.

    In three sentences

    HACC has been a life changing experience. The professors are understanding, sympathetic and work with you. If you do your work and apply yourself, your HACC experience will be successful.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Heightened safety about a year ago.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many activities available.

    Great for these types of students

    Adult and young students.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is reasonable but it will take you 2+ semesters to complete the same thing that you could get elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    There are several things to do within 30 minutes of the Harrisburg campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent but high in price.

    Academic Rigor

    Online classes are much harder than on campus classes, requiring much more work and studying than on campus classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to meet with your adviser often and make sure that if you are receiving or need financial aid to attend college, that you do not drop below the required credit limit.

    In three sentences

    HACC is an affordable choice for people seeking an associates degree. For adult students, the course schedule normally takes longer to complete that outlined in their information. Online classes at HACC are very competitive and much harder than online courses at other schools.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    food and dining are programs not offered at the Lancaster campus. we do have a subway and a cafe located in the college basement

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm at the Lancaster campus.therefore i cant give out my opinion on that subject

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    52 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs on campus. There is something for everybody and if you can't find something you like, they usually let you start something new.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for non-traditional students, students on a budget, or those who are still figuring out what they want to do with their life.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price you pay, the education is excellent. Like any other college, you have some good professors and some not-so-good professors. The good ones are great! They care about their students and work hard to teach well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. If you wanted to dine elsewhere, you have to have the time and be willing to drive.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is not difficult to get into, but make sure you study.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Independent, hardworking, motivated, offers a flexible schedule.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs.

    Dorm Life

    It is a commuter college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning om transferring to a four year college make sure you pick that college ASAP so that you do not take classes you do not need.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college for students who are trying to complete their degree in an economical way. HACC's credits are very transferable to other college institutions. The classes are both challenging and rewarding.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a good idea of what you want to study. Sometimes it can be very easy to get distracted by other educational aspirations.

    In three sentences

    The school has high level professors and great technological campuses. They also offer a wonderful selection of online, weekend and evening classes to fit everyone's schedule. The administrative staff is easily accessible and almost always available.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You get what you put forth in your own education.

    What to do for fun

    Join the clubs HACC has to offer there is one that fits everybody.

    Food and Dining

    Good food but a small variety.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms unfortunately.

    Academic Rigor

    The grade you get is how much effort you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard it is still a college even though some days it feels like your back in high school. There are people here for an education and slackers in group projects are not tolerated. A good attitude and open mind is the key to college success. Study groups are very helpful and being involved in your college programs they offer.

    In three sentences

    HACC is a really good start for those who do not know where they want to go or what career they want to pursue. I rate HACC out of 10 an 8 because HACC offers a lot of opportunities for those who want to continue their education at a reasonable price and there are many ways to get help to help pay for your tuition. I would recommend HACC to any one looking to continue their education.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Can get security to walk you to car in parking lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many to choose from, or can make your own.

    Great for these types of students

    traditional and non-traditional. Diverse campus.

    What to do for fun

    Many student life activities and events.

    Food and Dining

    Only Subway and Omni Dining available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll early! Library is a great resource (including the librarians)

    In three sentences

    Great community college with many activities available for students. Students are encouraged to be involved in college-wide policies. President is always willing to listen to students.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Someone was kidnapped at gun point at the Harrisburg campus last semester. The Lebanon campus is situated in downtown Lebanon; not exactly somewhere I'd like to be after dark.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    SGA, chess club

    Great for these types of students

    People that were in the lower percentile of their high school graduating class. The school tends to cater to teen moms that think it's acceptable to bring their small children with them to the tutoring center and/or library.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. The classes aren't great but at least it's cheaper than traditional schools.

    What to do for fun

    Ha. What a joke. There is nothing fun about this school. The only possible club to join is SGA.

    Food and Dining

    Choices for on-campus dining at the Lebanon campus include a Subway, a vending machine, or whatever stale snacks are available for purchase in the bookstore.

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    There's no reason why someone with average intelligence should fail a class at HACC, even with the bare minimum effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain excellent grades in high school so you do not have to suffer the torture of attending a community college.

    In three sentences

    This school is meant for those destined for a life of mediocrity. The student body is lacking intelligence, to say the least. It is an insult to other post secondary institutions to consider HACC a form of higher education.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great, most of the security at the Gettysburg campus went to HACC themselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety of clubs for a community college.

    Food and Dining

    One place to eat on campus which is Subway since it is only a community college. There is also a little coffee shop.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at Gettysburg campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the learning center, they give great help.

    In three sentences

    Harrisburg Area Community College- Gettysburg Campus is a great college. There is a wide variety of help that is always available to you. Everyone at HACC is very friendly, students and professors alike.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The school cafeteria contains a few vending machines in addition to a Subway restaurant inside.

    Dorm Life

    This is not a residential school.

    Academic Rigor

    A variety of courses, ranging in difficulty.

    In three sentences

    This school has a variety of majors and is transfer student-friendly! The tuition is inexpensive. The staff is excellent in helping you with whatever you need.

  • 03/13/2013

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

    60 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Single mothers and fathers, nursing students, students returning to college after a long hiatus.

    Bang for the buck

    There is an on campus childcare center. This helps so much in that I don't have to worry about missing class because of no childcare, also my daughter will get the opportunity to socialize and make friends while I learn!

    Academic Rigor

    So far all emphasis has been based on completing classes as efficiently as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your research and use all the helpful links that the school has on their site. Scholarship links, helpful links etc!

    In three sentences

    So far everything from the application process to testing process has been easy to complete and understand. Everyone has been great about returning phone calls and answering any questions that I have had. I look forward to attending, and the childcare provided on campus will help me make sure I get to class all the time!

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The admin here is not always the best support. Be your own advocate and push until you get answers or get to where you need to be.

    In three sentences

    Excellent education for a fraction of the price. I am blown away by the teachers at this community college and plan to stay here until I absolutely have to transfer. I am a continuing education student and am impressed by the level of teaching here.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Harrisburg isn't the friendliest of cities, but the campus safety is always there when you need them, and even when you don't.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    You are saving a ton of money, especially if you're from the area and qualify for a certificate of residency. The quality of education is the same as some top universities, for less than half the price.

    Food and Dining

    It's not your typical college dining hall, but there are plenty of options, including Subway.

    Dorm Life

    All HACC campuses are commuter campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    While I would say the academic rigor is only a three, it doesn't mean it's not difficult. These teachers are just as qualified and smart as those at top universities. The only difference is the cost. I only ranked it a three because the courses you are taking are mainly general education courses, and they are not meant to be extremely difficult in the first place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early so you can get in the ones you want - they go quick!

    In three sentences

    A diverse commuter college that easy to afford. The students are willing to learn and the teachers are excited to teach them and offer all the guidance they desire. HACC is an inexpensive alternative to general education courses and a great stepping stone for your future.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The student activities committee is always planning new and exciting events.

    Food and Dining

    Great coffee shop on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of what field of study you would like to study. It will be helpful when deciding where to transfer to after earning an Associates Degree.

    In three sentences

    Harrisburg Area Community college is a warm, friendly and comfortable environment to earn your degree. Professors and tutors who are always willing to help. As a student you are a top priority.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a safari study room at the Lancaster Campus

    What to do for fun

    At different campuses there are different activities. The campus in Lancaster has a workout gym.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive early for parking can be a little tight.

    In three sentences

    Harrisburg Area Community College is a good college to attend. It has excellent professor and advisers. I would advise anyone who would like to attend a good quality college to attend Harrisburg Area Community College.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards always on patrol through the parking lots, especially at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have over 30 different programs that you can participate in. The clubs are always doing something to give back to the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Beginning students or adults who want to continue their education and haven't been to college yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Living in a sponsored school district, which reduces my tuition fees, helps to make the classes more financially desirable compared to other two year colleges. I plan to take as many classes for my transfer program as I can at HACC before I move on to my next school.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has a great physical education building which can be used at any time between classes, including the swimming pool. The library also has a great section to come in and surf the internet or read a book.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has a wide variety of good quality food and drinks to choose from. The food is always fresh. The cafes dining experience is fun and unique because they occasionally have a DJ and cater to extracurricular activities.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors seems to genuinely care about what they teach and helping you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The earlier you register for classes, the better chance you have of getting the class schedule you want.

    In three sentences

    The faculty is knowledgeable and very helpful. The campus is very easy to navigate. The financial aid office has been prompt and efficient.

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is often doing rounds and is often available for help. The campus is smaller and feels more secure.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    White Rose Journal Gay-Straight Alliance Bible Study Student Government Association Ski Club

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are seeking nursing and other professions. If you want to attend school without the high cost of attending a four year college or university, this school may be for you.

    Bang for the buck

    HACC is affiliated with the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. Membership is upon academic standing and is a great tool for volunteer works scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and organizations to become active in. The different clubs also have events such as talent shows, spa days, and movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    There are snacks and food located in the bookstore but there is not a cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It all just depends on what major you are going for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check to see if they have your major. If you are confused about a major to pick, it is wise to get a general associates degree.

    In three sentences

    Harrisburg Area Community College is a great and cost effective way to earn a degree. The classes are engaging and worth the money. I would recommend receiving an associates from HACC to set a foundation before heading out into the workforce or attending graduate school.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten meals on campus, so I am not able to give a rating for this area.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the professor you have for each class. It also depends on whether you enroll in a late start classes, or regular starting date classes. If you enroll in summer classes, these classes are fairly fast paced due to the lengh of each summer session.

    In three sentences

    I decided to attend HACC because I am not able to afford to attend a state university. I also knew that this community college has one of the best nursing programs of any of the other community colleges in the state of Pennsylvania. So far, attending this college has been an extremely good decision for me.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel challenged in my classes and most of the professors make themselves available to their students when they need help.

    In three sentences

    HACC is a good institution to attend. There are several opportunities offered in both day, night and online classes. There are always advisors available to speak with.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    SOOOO many!

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    What to do for fun

    Sit outside and enjoy nature.

    Food and Dining

    No food and dining is available.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live in dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do you work and you will succeed!

    In three sentences

    Nice, clean, comforting place. Easy location to get too and not hard to find.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There isn't any.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that isn't sure what they want to do for the rest of their life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There isn't any unusual locations or traditions.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the hub or library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your schedule completed as soon as possible to make sure you get the best teachers.

    In three sentences

    HACC has been such a great school to go to because of the flexibility it has with the class scheduling. I also really like that the professors are easy to talk to about school work. So far its been a great school to start off my college career.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    During your time at the school be ready for campus fun and activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused in school and pay attention to what the teacher is saying. Do your work and homework. Be honest to the teacher about your home life, medical situation and communicate with them.

    In three sentences

    HACC is affordable and reasonable priced The teachers work with you and are undertanding The location is convienently on the bus route.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    What to do for fun

    Sleep. Geesh, get enough sleep!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard! Take as much math as you can for best transfer opportunities!

    In three sentences

    HACC is a great two year school. The professors are generally great at HACC, and I really think I'm getting a good education.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    73 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus is very large and plenty of open areas and studying places. They have many different events through the year that offer food, games, and fun. The location is close to a lot of different places for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of different food areas and vending areas. They also have a lot of extra events were they have food available. Plus the area it is located in has many other food places available.

    Dorm Life

    They do not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class is different. Most classes are average and good grades are easily obtainable if you do your work and attend class. You must be willing to work for it though, good grades are not going to just fall into your lap.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to sign up early for classes. Make sure to use all the resources that they have available to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college for students who are working or going back after being out of school for many years. They have classes all week and even some weekends and they also have evening classes and online classes. The college is beautiful and a great place to study and get work done.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since the York campus is small, there doesn't seem to be a problem with security. I know that the Harrisburg campus is always having problems.

    Greek Life

    There is a sorority/fraternity. They are combined.

    Clubs and Activities

    Since the York campus is small, there are only a few clubs there.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school to start out at or if you are going back to school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really isn't anything...

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition prices weren't too bad, MUCH cheaper than if I had started at a four year school. Unfortunately, since the tuition was cheaper, the amount of money I spent on books was insane. It seemed like for all my classes, they had picked the most expensive books. In all honesty, about 60% of my classes, I never once opened the book and managed to pass the class with a pretty good grade.

    What to do for fun

    Our SGA did a pretty awesome job of having stuff for the students to do. It seemed like there was always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Though the York campus did try and improve our no food situation with adding a little cafe in the Goodling building, most of the time I was there, it was never open. So I was stuck with vending machines or having to drive off-campus to get food. But the SGA was amazing with always have days where they brought in food.

    Dorm Life

    I go to the York campus, and there is no on-campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    In high school I took mostly honors classes, so a lot of the classes went a much slower pace than what I was used to. Though most of them were pretty easy for me to pass, there were a few that were hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though it is only a community college, DO NOT think you can take the classes lightly. I have had classes that were extremely easy and some that were so difficult that I wasn't sure I was even going to pass them.

    In three sentences

    It is a good starter college. I am able to take all of my general education classes and get them out of the way so I can focus on my major when I transfer to my next school.

  • 07/01/2013

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

    75 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go outside and read books, gather people to get together, make activities for others. After a long day, its important to have some quality time for your own time. Just get up and listen to music whenever you want.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. The cafe is big and has a variety of foods to get. They have a subway food area, many vending machines, and many other foods for breakfast and lunch.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm. I have never actually seen a dorm there. However if there was it should be great, but unfortunately there isn't one.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic is great. Many classes to take. Has several levels to go upon to. The harder the better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remain confident in yourself. Somebody is always there to assist you. Treat the campus as if it was yours. Work and study hard.

    In three sentences

    The Community College is a great open college with many friendly people around. The campus is very wide and independent, it has a variety of majors to take advantage of for a career. Also if you plan on transferring its more cheaper. This collegr is great and cost so little to enter.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security at the Lancaster campus is constantly patrolling the area, including enforcing speed limits, to ensure student safety. They do it all with a smile!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs on campus, and they regularly hold various activities and fundraisers throughout the semester. I personally am involved with the Student Nurses' Organization.

    Great for these types of students

    Older students. Students preparing for a second career. Students with children. Students who need to work full-time. Students who are only available evenings and weekends. Students who want a good education for less cost.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for less money.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lovely walking trail around the perimeter of the Lancaster campus. They also have an exercise room with gym equipment, although there are no showers available at this time.

    Food and Dining

    At the Lancaster campus which I attend, the only on-campus food options are currently Subway in the cafeteria, as well as vending machines placed throughout the buildings. The cafeteria is kept clean, and the Subway has all the features you would find at a stand-alone restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    It's commuter-only. No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    They expect the best from their students, but so far, all the teachers I've met have been friendly and approachable, while still being professional. Although some of the course work may be a challenge, it's not too difficult. I actually understood chemistry here better than I did in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful about taking too many additional classes, or you may run out of financial aid eligibility before you finish your academic goal. The advising office failed to mention this to me when they suggested that I take classes to apply for my bachelor's degree, while I was waiting to be accepted to the nursing clinical program. Ask questions! Seriously, the only stupid question is the one that wasn't asked.

    In three sentences

    The faculty has been great so far; I haven't met a teacher that I didn't like. Their nursing program is one of the best around. The campus is neat and clean.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Could have better selections

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus I go to York campus but they say that the Harrisburg campus dorms are lovely.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of work. If you need help ask questions don't be afraid.

    In three sentences

    The college is much better than it is perceived to be. I love this college has everything needed to be successful. I would recommend this college to anyone who asked.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security at HACC is always patrol linger making study dents feel safe. There are emergency lights near most every entrance and walkway at HACC allowing students to call for help if needed, especially useful during night classes.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    HACC is great for international students seeking degrees and offers English as a second language classes to assist in the learning process.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in a sponsoring school district, HACC offers credits for under $200 per credit. This allows anyone to start taking classes to gain a degree. HACC credits also transfer to most schools allowing students to gain higher level degrees for less money.

    What to do for fun

    The arts center offered plays and musicals to attend. The campus is beautiful and offers many places to relax and read on campus. There are also activities throughout the year to engage students to interact with one another. HACC also has a nice gym with an indoor pool for fitness fun.

    Food and Dining

    HACC has a Subway in the dining hall that is open late for those students taking evening classes and offers tasty options for day students in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    HACC classes can be time consuming but they are not exceptionally hard. If you put in the time, the work is manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend registering for classes early to get the best professors and the best time slots. I also suggest taking classes online. They give a lot of flexibility and offer the same level of education. I would also suggest talking to an advisor to form an academic plan so you take the classes you need in the shortest time possible.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for those juggling their personal life and education. HACC offers online classes and flexible scheduling to accommodate any type of student. HACC also offers ESL classes for international students seeking college degrees.

  • 08/15/2013

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

    79 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are a few camera's here and there. I only ever see one security officer, he also handles making student ID's and assigning parking passes. Sometimes I see security patrol the parking lot, but not often. However, Gettysburg is a safe town and community, so i'm not worried. They do not check ID's when you enter the building.

    Clubs and Activities

    Depending on which campus you attend, there is a wide variety of sports, clubs and study groups available.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for an affordable and accessible education, older adults who have lost their jobs or looking to start a new career, students looking to get their core classes completed here and transfer to a different school, students with an undecided major, students who have children, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall this school provides a quality education for a fraction of the cost of private schools and universities.

    What to do for fun

    The school has a few sports teams, but the focus of the school is a quality education for less money that anyone of any age can attend. So while there's really nothing 'fun' here, that's not the reason people are attending.

    Food and Dining

    I attend the Gettysburg campus. There is a subway in the campus as well as a cute coffee shop called The Ragged Edge. Right next to the campus building is a Weis Market (Local grocery store) that has a bakery and hot food bar. If you have a car, there are a lot of restaurants in the area as well.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, you must commute.

    Academic Rigor

    All of their professors are there because they are passionate about teaching. They don't make as much money as you expect. Likewise, they expect you to have all of your assignments done before or on the due date, not after! Most of them will not give you a chance to hand in assignments late, so don't waste time, be it yours or theirs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a connection with the professors and show up for class!

    In three sentences

    The campus I am attending is in Gettysburg, PA- it is a wonderful, cost-effective school whether you're getting your degree there or taking core classes to transfer elsewhere. The building itself was previously a strip mall that was remodeled into a trendy campus. The professors are all very kind and really want you to succeed, I am looking forward to my time there.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HACC has at least two or more security guards on campus to help protect against crime.They are there as long as classes are taking place.

    Greek Life

    HACC has a national honor society called Phi Theta Kappa. In order to enter this program you must be invited. You must also have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    Clubs and Activities

    One club offered at HACC is student government. SGA listens to what the students have to say to make campus life better. HACC doesn't have many clubs, but they have plenty of activities going on throughout the year. The activities are welcoming to all and you can win plenty of free items.

    Food and Dining

    The Gettysburg HACC campus offers a subway in The Hub area. They also have The Ragged Edge which is a coffee shop also located in the hub.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus. Commuting can be slightly expensive depending on where you live but most of the time costs less than room and board.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are like any typical college class, except much more cheaper than the same exact class at a university. There is not much in class time to do work so time management is very important for success in college, especially the academic part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take a tour of the campus before the first day of your classes. Depending on which campus you are on it can be hard to find your classes. Gettysburg Campus is fairly small so its easier get to class. Be prepared to meet new people. HACC is basically like high school again except you need to study on your own and you are responsible for completing the work on time.

    In three sentences

    Harrisburg Area Community College is a great way to take your first steps into college life. Staff and students are all welcoming and friendly. HACC has amazing help resources as well.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel like the campus is safe. When I am on campus I feel safe and I know that if anything happens, I can always call secruity.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for you if you don't mind commuting and if you want to take classes at a more affordable rate.

    Bang for the buck

    Very in-expensive classes compared to your normal university.

    What to do for fun

    Sometimes there are activites that happen around campus like Fall Free For All which is where there is music, food and they have a raffle where you can win free stuff.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is pretty good. I normally pack a bag-lunch so I rarely eat in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at HACC.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very fun and very challenging. I have had some great teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise for you to really see how much you can commit too in terms of classes, don't over burden yourself with too many classes in a semester. Also use your hacc planner to write down dates of tests, other assignments that are due. It's really helpful to keep track of everything.

    In three sentences

    HACC is a wonderful school to go to if you are a commuter and want to do your general education electives out of the way before you transfer to another school. There are flexible schedules from early morning to evening classes to accomadate different schedules. The campus is beautiful and has many great places to sit and study or work on schoolwork.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Same quality education of those who charge almost twice as much.

    Food and Dining

    It's your average food. There's is a subway and then you have your regular cafeteria that offers pizza, fries, snacks, soda, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    They'll show you the door, you just have to push yourself to get through it. Although sometimes there are students who hold the whole class back. I'm sure this happens at every college.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a college for those who are not sure what they want to do and those who want to save money by taking credits here and then transferring.

    In three sentences

    Affordable college with professors matching those of surrounding colleges. Professors are understanding the students have jobs, lives, kids, etc. This is a college for those who work and want to further educate themselves.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Save lots of money compared to big name schools but same great education!

    What to do for fun

    They have activities going on daily

    Food and Dining

    Just a subway and vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on the Lancaster campus

    Academic Rigor

    Great education

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a great school that lets you transition easily from high school to college. Great price and flexibility!

    In three sentences

    They are very flexible with classes. Classes are small and personable. It is possibly to be able to work and go to school easily.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is awesome. We have the e2Campus to notify all staff and students. Check out HACCs Clery Act!!

    Food and Dining

    The vending machines are great and so is the small coffee bar. Wish there was more food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home. Not sure if there are dorms for York Campus..

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on taking online classes or on campus ones... Also on the professor teaching!

    Tips for prospective students

    Nothing to worry about at HACC, everything is usually pretty easy and accessible.

    In three sentences

    This college has small class sizes which is good. Most professors are very helpful.HACC is good and cheap.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Needs some work, but I don't feel scared of my environment at all.

    Greek Life

    I think there's none. There's an Honors society though. Phi Theta Kappa

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports and some recreational like a philosophy club, newspaper club, and some more, but they have a great variety.

    Great for these types of students

    Any person seeking a higher education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting use to the school parking lot. As with any college out there, fun ,fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Great tuition and nice help from financial aid as well.

    What to do for fun

    There's sports, a few clubs, and there's always some type of event going on. If you need something fun to do there's usually something there for you.

    Food and Dining

    Great food. Good environment. Just a nice normal Footnotes Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There's no on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Just enough to keep you on your toes. Don't fall behind on any of the homework's or projects. You'll end up regretting it. Professors are very understanding and willing to work with you if something comes up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you meet with your counselor a few times before your first semester. Purchase your books after speaking with your professor and finding out if you can buy new, used books. Make sure your dedicated and respectful with all the teachers and faculty.

    In three sentences

    The school is great in providing an affordable tuition. The majority of the professors are kind and truly care about teaching. The campus libraries are great and work very efficiently together.

  • 10/30/2013

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

    86 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The menu is broad and suits my taste buds.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not know, I am currently scheduling classes.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to take general education classes for cheaper than anywhere else that also includes an excellent education

    Bang for the buck

    Awesome price for a good education

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs or enjoy all of the fun activities the clubs have to offer in the hallways and with fundraisers.

    Food and Dining

    This does not apply to HACC.

    Dorm Life

    This does not apply to HACC.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes I have gone through have been structurally difficult although the professors I have had were very helpful, and other classes were a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and enjoy this time, the classes aren't easy like high school, but you learn a lot. Always remember to do something you love, the classes will be much easier and you will enjoy the time you spend on them a lot more.

    In three sentences

    They have a wide variety of classes that are successfully helping me to complete my general education courses. I enjoy the professors that I have come in contact with this semester. Although I am appreciating the benefits of cheaper education I am nearly ready to move on to my intended major at a new school.

  • 12/05/2013

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

    88 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Hacc's campus safety has had problems in the past but they have stepped it up.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hacc offers wide range of clubs and acticities.

    Bang for the buck

    Hacc recently took some of their students to New York for a greatly discounted price of 10 dollars

    What to do for fun

    Hacc has a calendar that organizes free events that everyone can go to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fine. Hacc offers different foods.

    Dorm Life

    I dont know much about dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    I think their academics is great. They provide a wide range of classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    When enrolling in this school be sure to ask questions to clarify everything. Also be sure to have a persojn that has gone through this process before.

    In three sentences

    Hacc is a great starter school but hacc definitely has some issues they need to work out. Some of the staff dont fully understand their job and explain issues well enough.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I came to school with no understanding with welding now I can read specs and understand what process needs to be done to complete the weld.

    Food and Dining

    Never ate there couldn't afford a meal. I was unemployed and I had to use my loan money for transportation and books. Although other students told me that the food was great,

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this school. On the other hand, the city of Harrisburg house cheap housing. It's a poor community.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is hard, but it is supposed to be. I spent most of my days studying and doing homework. In the end it was worth it because I learned so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus. Know that you came to school for a reason, and you owe it to yourself to graduate. Most importantly don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Harrisburg Area Community College is a college has great teachers willing to assist me in obtaining my goal. I respect their staff, and their policies. The labs at the school also work well with students.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Each campus is different. HACC sends information and updates on all security issues.

    Clubs and Activities

    Different ones and variety of opportunities

    Great for these types of students

    Parents, workers, lower income students

    What to do for fun

    Clubs

    Food and Dining

    Normal cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    No on campus living. Community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the college and the different locations; each location offers either more or different classes.

    In three sentences

    HACC is the affordable stepping stone for your educational goals. It is has small classes and flexible schedules.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I don't think there is anything fun. School should be more strict in your life then worrying about fun.

    Food and Dining

    In the HACC- York, there is vending machines all over they place. There is many things to choose from. There is also a bookstore that has snacks in it as well.

    Dorm Life

    I can't speak of the dorm life because i am a single mother in my own home.

    Academic Rigor

    They give you a lot of classes to choose from. You basically make your own schedule. This is great!

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe all prospective students should follow your advisor as much as possible! Make sure that you stay on top of your class start dates and financial aid. Its a lengthy process but its worth it!

    In three sentences

    HACC is a very easy school to get into. They are helpful with anything you need to know as far as being a new student. I feel that they could help more with helping to make sure everything is completed before classes start.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No issues on this campus. You can sign up for email and text alerts if something happens on campus and you will be notified.

    Clubs and Activities

    Seems like they have clubs for everyone if you're into that type of thing.

    Bang for the buck

    The professors here are great, nothing bad to say about any of them.

    Food and Dining

    Really good. We have an awesome campus cafe, reasonably priced and Subway. The staff is great in both places:)

    Dorm Life

    I live off of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are a nursing major, make sure you study hard, that is the only way you will make it into their nursing programs. They only accept the cream of the crop for students.

    In three sentences

    I love HACC. The pre-requisite classes are available at convenient times. The teachers are great.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always security people on watch and in the offices. We also get emergency alerts if anything might threaten our safety as long as we are signed up for e2campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Not a lot of clubs, but enough to find something to do with your spare time

    Great for these types of students

    - Low on money - Want to commute - Small, close knit community - Close to home - Class size of 20-30 students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are always activites going on around campus and little conventions, lectures, and parties.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as tuition goes, it is so worth it if you want to save money!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and associations you can join. Not as many sports as a 4 year college, but enough to keep you busy. There's always the library!

    Food and Dining

    There are vending machines all around, but at my campus the only real food is a subway and small selection of other food. The dining area is nice though.

    Dorm Life

    This is a commuter college! If you want to stay in a dorm, this isn't for you!

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classe are really tough, but most of the professors are really nice and wiling to spend time with you outside of class as well as in class to help you understand. Work load varies depending on the class. Overall, mine is not too bad though. I am taking 4-5 classes per semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a college with small class sizes similar to those in high school, HACC is for you! It is also much more affordable to start here for your general education before transfering to a bigger school for your major. I highly reccommend it for someone who wants to commute, save money, and keep your class size small.

    In three sentences

    Harrisburg campus has lot's of activities and is very large! I got to the Lancaster campus and love it. They have free access to the city bus to get to school, and all the professors are very friendly.

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I am unsure about this topic with HACC.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that are undecided on their major and don't have a lot of money to pay for college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't find there is anything unusual about HACC.

    What to do for fun

    HACC has many fun activities for all it's students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose your classes ahead of time and save your money!

    In three sentences

    I give HACC a 7 out of 10 on how good of a school it is. HACC works hard to help all of it's students in the college life throughout every term. HACC is also very helpful with helping it's students figure out what major they want to pursue.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    many are available

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want the most for their money before transferring

    What to do for fun

    Students study between classes

    Food and Dining

    There are a few options on food to eat. Subway is avaialble on campus

    Dorm Life

    HACC does not offer dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more difficult then others. study and you'll do great

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are motivated to attend class and do your work. dont waste money and not get your money out of it

    In three sentences

    HACC is a great school to start out in. Class sizes are average. There is good and bad like everywhere else

  • 04/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    HACC offers many clubs, trips, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Limited selection of available food

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are the perfect speed for me, not too hard but challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions! I used to be so scared to open my mouth and ask questions for fear of looking stupid, but when you know all the details, it is much easier!

    In three sentences

    HACC is a great place for first-time college students. They are very helpful with my many questions, even the dumb ones. Professors are amazing and very helpful.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. Security is always around!

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in several clubs on campus and they are awesome! The activities on campus offer students time to relax and have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    The monet I pay is work the experience and the education I am recieving!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of activities and events to do on campus! No one should ever be bored on campus!

    Food and Dining

    There are several vending machines on campus to get snacks from The bookstore sells food as well. There is a campus resturaunt that offers reasonably priced meals. Better food and cheaper prices would make this school perfect.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here are not too difficult but you must pay attention and study hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to get focused and work hard to reach your goals!

    In three sentences

    The college offers students many educational opportunities. The faculty and staff really care about the students and their education. The faculty and staff really prepare students for the work force.