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  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 1 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are not Texas residents may want to start here. Although I am still paying out of state tuition it is much cheaper than the University of Houston, and the University of Houston Down-Town. I intend to transfer but this is a great way to save money. I have realized that many of my classmates are students who are currently attending other universities and taking classes at the community college to save money. The great thing is, most of the professors also teach at other universities, for example, my biology teacher also teaches at the University of Houston and Sam Houston University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take care of your financial aid, enrollment, and any other school related paper work well before the semester begins, no a week or two before. If you do decide to wail until the last minuet make sure you clear up you entire week! Oh, and bring an iPod or some form of entertainment while you wait on line for two hours. And no, trying to do things over the phone does not usually work, they like to give you the run around, take my word for it. When it comes to enrolling for classes talking to people before choosing a professor that would be right for you. Personally... I don't know many people pursuing my major so when looking at professors I check out rate my professor, it is not always accurate but it it much better than walking around in the dark.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say the resources the college offers are worth the tuition, which is actually a saving from the cost of universities. Every department has a class room where you can find tutors on call for most of the day. Occasionally a professor will lead a review session which anyone is more than welcome to sit in on and ask questions. Most of the time the review is conducted based on the questions students have.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is a pretty friendly place, surprisingly the financial aid department is too. When it comes to finding the answers to specific questions it can be tiresome to find a clear and accurate answer with time, patients, and dedication you WILL find an answer. Recently I have discovered the gym, there is a basketball court, ellipticals, treadmills, weights. etc and a pool about 25 meters in length, no I have yet to measure it but it looks about 25 meters so don't hold me to it. The campus also has a a nice student lounge with a a nice view. The student cafeteria has a very nice selection of food. If your not in the mood for what the college has on their lunch menu you can always walk across the street to subway, a little burger place, or a very good pizza place down the block. (Highly Recommended!)

    Am learning a lot

    If you take you education seriously I feel that it does not matter where you go to school, although a prestigious university doesn't hurt, it is what you make of it. Being that many of the professors teach at near by universities they know how to give a you challenge when needed. The classes are very informative and may of professors are dedicated to helping their students understand the material.

  • 06/16/2009

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

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Student that would like to get there basics out of the way for a lower price.

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 3 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to assist to HCC please visit any HCC Campus. Check on the counselors to give you a tour, explain how schedule works, and what classes are transferable if you are planning to go university, and is really big save up.

    Am enjoying being here

    Do I enjoy? I certainly do, Theirs no way I will not enjoy. The instructors of HCC have patience of helping you out just let them know and set up an appointment with them and they sure will help you. Even though we have tutors that help you on your class subjects. Counselors are really nice to students and welling to help you.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes, I am really learning a lot, basically we as students. All it requires to pay attention when instructors gives instructions and please take notes that will be so much easier for you to move on and pass . A tip when your instructor gives you a quiz make sure you keep it well save, so you can go back and review it. Why? it may show up some questions on your test and sometimes even on your finals.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want the academics for a cheap price with the same curriculum, HCC is the best place for you. Students who work better in a small teacher student ratio then HCC is the best for you. HCC is also an indoor institute and the classes along with parking is within walking distance. If you're a student who fits this criteria, HCC is the best pick for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that you apply earlier, see your counselor ASAP to register for classes. I would also suggest that you apply to FAFSA and get the finances taken care of, so that you don't have to struggle when paying for classes first and getting it refunded. It's a hassle to be dealing with that. I also suggest that you should take time to STUDY STUDY STUDY because that's all you do in college. STUDY. There's midterms, pop quizzes and the dreadful final exams. And the professors expect you to have followed the syllabus and read the text and study on your own. Attending classes when required is necessary too because you wouldn't want to pay for a class that you get dropped for just because you didn't come to class.

    Bang for the buck

    HCC is REALLY cheap compared to other universities. I plan to transfer to HBU the following academic year. It's quite expensive. But if you build a schedule and make good grades as well as apply to FAFSA and Scholarships, you're set to go! HCC is also a good place to take summer school classes, cheap and they transfer to your university if you were attending elsewhere in Houston. If you plan to transfer to another university after getting an associates degree, make yourself eligible for Phi Theta Kappa which is an honor society for students who have a 3.5 GPA and higher. Some universities have that organization offered there and they give scholarships because you were in good standing with HCC's Phi Theta Kappa! It's an excellent opportunity.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy being here, but at the same time, I'm in my own bubble, because most of my colleagues and friends are at different colleges and mostly in universities. There are few that attend HCC with me. But I get to make new friends, and they're all of different ages with great personalities and unique stories. The professors are all nice here as well. It's a positive, friendly and clean environment to be around.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though, HCC isn't the school I chose to go to, it isn't that bad. The professors will teach you one on one if you need help with something that they're teaching. They have tutoring centers to help students accomplish their work. The classes are about 1:25 student teacher ratio and the professors get personal because they know your name. The professors at HCC are caring and they will try to help you the best that they can.

  • 10/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    money savers

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you check campuses and professor ratings, take carefully detail into planning your schedule, this is because when you apply for say southwest it lists classes in all southwest campuses, specify campus because you might apply for classes at two campuses by accident having to spend the day going to different campuses.

    Am learning a lot

    this is a great college, but i have to say it varies greatly by campus, i have been to two different ones, one i cant stand, and one i love. this is just like any other college, many students are mistaken to think it will be easier because it is a community college, they have high standards. Like in all schools it depends on the professors that you have, some are great and some, not so much. overall i love it, meet many great people, like my classes was helped with the financial aid process, and i am saving alot of money and getting my AP credits . over all it is great, i do suggest however you check out the campus and ask around about the on you want to go to. counted for with 3's while some universities require 4's

  • 08/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    well a tip i can give for future student going into college is that if you don't want get stress a lot and you learn better in small classes go to HCC and finish all your basic there and then take your major in a university.

    Bang for the buck

    well with the money for paying i say its much cheaper and easy to pay for the classes because they don't cost as much that in a university.

    Am enjoying being here

    yes i enjoy being in HCC a lot you meet a lot of nice people and theirs places you can spend time while waiting for your next class like a game room, library, and a cafe where you can eat and a pretty view of nature.

    Am learning a lot

    yes i have learn a lot in HCC the teachers are great and funny which it makes it easier to understand them because they teach in a way that we teenagers understand and communicate.

  • 11/13/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to pay less, a small learning environment or just want to get there basics out the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a community college serious as you would do a university. Just a tip, all of my credits transfer from HCC to a university.

    Bang for the buck

    Always had a great amount of money refunded back to me. Houston Community College is affordable.

    Did enjoy being here

    I love being here and one day plan to go back.

    Did learn a lot

    Education here was fun. Professors kept you engaged in the activities.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I tend to keep my Greek customs to my family and myself and to the church.

    Clubs and Activities

    None that I'm aware of.

    What to do for fun

    Drink a bunch of Red Bulls until it all makes sense.

    Food and Dining

    There's not exactly food or dining at the school...

    Dorm Life

    There's not exactly a dorm at the school....

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is somewhat affordable and most of the professors instructing the class are reasonable. However the HCC system needs to work on being a little more organized and together.

  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Its great for students who have full time jobs, families, and a difficult schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you stay in district, trying to save money, and need to be able to set your own schedule then HCC is for you

    Bang for the buck

    Really cheap if you stay in-district.

    Did enjoy being here

    I really enjoyed the flexibility.

    Did learn a lot

    Some of the professors will work with you.

  • 07/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hey, while you are there why not check out some of the great college clubs and organizations. My favorite is SGA Student Government Association And Campus Crusade For Christ.

    Tips for prospective students

    I love going to college but don't be fooled in thinking it is all fun and games it takes alot of reading and studying .If you take it serious and love the field you are studying it will become a marvelous journey you will never forget; especially the people you meet alone the way to your new career future. God Bless you in your marvelous journey.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student that wanna learn and do more with their career.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great community college to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for as long as you do your part.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here they have all the things you need to that you don't have to leave for nothing.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot here just in my first semester. They teachers work with you with your time.

  • 03/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Don't get discouraged! At the end of the day as long as you know you are getting an education, that is all that matters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips that I would give for prospective students to fill out their FASFA forms as fast as possible because it's a first come first serve basis. I also highly recommend that students get familiar with their degree plans and core requirements before picking classes. Don't trust all advisors but really trust in what you know or else you will end up paying for classes you don't need.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it's a community college, I don't agree with the out-of district fees; however, I do agree that it is cheaper than university tuition. The secret that most universities don't tell you is that their professors work part time at community college so you are getting the same quality education at a cheaper price. Pretty neat if you ask me.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the overall atmosphere of the college. It reminds me of high school all over again and community college is very different fro universities. Considering how I transferred from Houston Baptist University, I would have to say that this has a comfortable social atmosphere. The professors are friendly and people are cooperative when it comes to group assignments.

    Am learning a lot

    It's very hard to learn if you don't motivate yourself to learn. It's my first semester here and I think it's an overall great school; however, if you don't learn to learn the material for yourself, the work can get overwhelming on test days. The professors serve as the facilitators of the classroom but it's the student's job to learn.

  • 04/05/2012

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Internet

    Food and Dining

    There are snack and soda machines available in the buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher, their mastery will make you angry or happy. The worst is being disappointed in what is your point from the teacher is not revealed well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for a carEEr in something you like to do for the rest of your life. HCCS counselors has a catalog which you could browse and find a specialization with you.

    In three sentences

    When you find the career you want and know the industry, HCCS has many specializations for you to choose from in their catalog. HCCS counselors are available and you may go to the department which will advance you in your endeavor. If you do not know what you want, then there are tests which you could take to find out.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is continued patrol from the Public Safety Department to where you have office's in plain clothes and uniform covering all the campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities that you can become involved in expericnece the same as if you were on a university.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students, all campus are multicultral and all demographics intertwine with each other for the common good of the school.

    Bang for the buck

    The course fee's are very reasonable and affordable for anyone to afford even those whom have to work and pay for their tution out of their pockets.

    What to do for fun

    Join a school organization and become involved in the activities that is taking place while you are on your education journey.

    Food and Dining

    Eating on campus is always cheaper than eating out at a public place for all meals.

    Dorm Life

    Keep your dorm room in an orderly fashion and not like your room at home with your parents. Remember that you are living with other individuals and everyone has to work collectively to keep a sense of order.

    Academic Rigor

    If this is your fisrt semester then I would advise to do the minium of six hours to see how you transition from High School to College with the courses that you have selected. Make use of all of your learning outlets such as the library ,tutors, classmates, and professors to help you succeeded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Budget a little over what is needed for your classes just in case there is something that comes up related to the class you need. Get your textbooks as soon as you register for your classes and become familiar with the course as well as your class outline. Arrive to class early and communicate with your professor or academic advisor if there are any concerns or questions.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is an open and very friendly atmosphere. The staff is very knowledgeable and always one on one with it's students. Houston Community College allows for you to grow as a student and achieve your goals with an abundance of help.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many security guards and other safety measures. You must have a college I.D in order to do anything on a campus!

    Greek Life

    They do not have a great presence here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Film clubs, voice clubs, theatre, women's groups. So many activities in this college!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really. HCC has a very diverse student body, and what is more they encourage you within a classroom to get to know and understand your fellow students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No traditions. But the libraries are wonderful, if you can search them out!

    Bang for the buck

    The price is not terrible, but it is really hit and miss with what you get out of a class. You really need to research your professor first.

    What to do for fun

    Join a group on campus! Some of the classes are fun too. But outside of scholastic's, they do not offer much.

    Food and Dining

    Well, they have a convenience store, not much else...

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, but the campus life depends on which campus you attend. The campus in Sienna is best.

    Academic Rigor

    When you take the correct class, it is challenging. However, if you get a lazy professor, then have no worries about the difficulty of the class. And don't expect to learn much either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take just any professor, look them up! There are some really great English, Math, and Biology professors. As for homework, the load is large, but not undo-able.

    In three sentences

    HCC is a Community College designed to help students in many ways, such as financially or in planning their college career. The professors are a diverse group, but if you find one that has been rated well, their classes are usually worth taking. They truly get you involved in your education and in the school.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's okay. We have security and police.

    Greek Life

    None that I am aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    None that I am aware of.

    Great for these types of students

    Financially restricted students, Parents or maybe those who want to stay really close to home

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    It is Totally worth it. It's cheap, especially for the In-district students.

    What to do for fun

    I would say the only notable fun times are festive periods

    Food and Dining

    The school provides cafeterias but no food is served unless on special occasions like festivals.

    Dorm Life

    I am not aware Houston Community College has any dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Learning is easier than a 4year university class with many students. Here you have no reason to fail, because if you have a difficult or problem, you can easily reach the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you share contact with at list one student if at all you decide not to communicate with the professor. This is important because you could easily miss an information since there are not many students in the classroom is not much

    In three sentences

    It is an affordable and brilliant school that is accessible to everyone willing to further their education. Most (to be honest; not all)of the professors have a direct connection to their students, which means student could easy contact and interact with their professors. Also, the classes are small with an average of 21 students, that makes the learning environment conducive for everyone.

  • 03/30/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone that wants to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do a little research on some of your teachers before picking them or attend class the first day and if you don't like it them swap the class.

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth attending.

    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed attending there very much. If I didn't have to move I would still be attending. I'm planning to attend summer school there.

    Did learn a lot

    I have to say I learned a lot because the teachers there really do help you and try to put things in a way that you will understand.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    In the past two years I have learned a lot in all of my classes.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    best for students preparing to go to Health and Science field, faculties are great

    Tips for prospective students

    go to HCC

    Bang for the buck

    I pay more than I want to spend but the knowledge I am gaining is more than what I paid for

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the ambiance of the classroom

    Am learning a lot

    I just realized how much I love learning since I went to HCC

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Single parents Working parents Students working full time

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to continue your education, but have the need to work at the same time, this college is for you. The transition is easy and the staff is very helpful to accommodate you along the way.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the school is tough on awarding an financial aide because of the tedious process that seems never ending, the costs is affordable since they offer a variety of payment plans.

    Am enjoying being here

    The class room sizes make it easy to learn and stay involved in the classroom discussions. The days and times are also very flexible making attending convenient for working, single parents like me.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very knowledgeable in their field of study and have a passion for teaching the students all there is to know.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Patrol is in full force. I always feel safe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    The art program is phenomenal. There are also poetry fest and plays that you can attend on campus. Some of them are free of charge!

    Food and Dining

    They food is good and affordable as well!

    Dorm Life

    I am an independent student. I do not live on campus. In fact, I never have!

    Academic Rigor

    Turn in all assignments and Study Study Study! Tutoring is available all throughout the school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Being on time and studying is the key!

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is great! It's easier to learn here, because of the smaller classes. In addition, the classes are more affordable.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe 4

    Clubs and Activities

    pyschology club science club math club 4

    Great for these types of students

    international local impaired learning

    In three sentences

    houston community college is one of the most well-known colleges in houston. it has very flexible class schedules throughout the year. the professors here are very informative and patient.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to deal with the unprepared.

    In three sentences

    they can a be inconveniencing at times. they have a helpful staff in most areas. their bedside manner could definitely use a bit more more polishing along with their punctuality.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    this college does not have dining.

    Dorm Life

    this college does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    it is very good college academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    register for classes early because they fill up quick.

    In three sentences

    it has many convenient campuses. it has classes available for students that are working during the day. it has really good professors.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no food and dining on campus.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    the coursework is light yet fundamental to your brain's momentum. you can live socially amongst peers and still ace all of your exams.

    In three sentences

    houston community college is the fourth largest community college in the nation. it is diverse, cultural, and a cozy home away from home, making the educational experience greater.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    none

    Academic Rigor

    5 five

    In three sentences

    houston community college has many locations and a variety of online classes available to equip student for success. they network with several employers within the city of houston, to promote education and training services for student success.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    always on patrol

    Greek Life

    not in any

    Clubs and Activities

    not in any

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not of any

    What to do for fun

    just hang out and walk around campus the scenary is good,

    Food and Dining

    good they have a great college lounge for students

    Dorm Life

    hcc has a shared dormatory with university of houston

    Academic Rigor

    Is just to do good at all time in your college courses

    Tips for prospective students

    HCC is the place to be and the school to want to be at

    In three sentences

    Houston community college system is a very diverse school, of all people ages, and color. Ever since i have attended this college. I love the impact it has on my will to want to keeping thriving to make it to my degree program.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 28 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While I was in class, my instructor's motorcycle was stolen from the parking lot. He told us it was the third time in a year he is aware of crime happening in the parking lot at that campus. He loved that bike and the topic was a sad/sore one for the remainder of the semester. Needless to say, on breaks we always checked on our cars after that. I never really felt safe on campus, despite the ineffective security guard who drives around in a golf cart with the blue flashing beacon.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've never seen any clubs or activities on an HCC campus.

    Great for these types of students

    HCC is great for those who don't mind or will never notice the billing tricks and those who don't have another college experience against which to compare. Once you've attended a real college, though, you will never return to HCC.

    Bang for the buck

    For the same money, I could have gone to Lone Star and gotten an awesome campus. I could also have just gone to UH to begin with for about the same price. HCC is not easier at all due to poor instruction. Their scam-like hidden pricing and billing mistakes that cannot be disputed or questioned seal the deal. HCC is a rip-off and a joke on all angles, no matter how nice I try to be about it.

    What to do for fun

    There is no fun to be had on an HCC campus in my experience.

    Food and Dining

    Coke machine.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here, but I think UH offers their spare dorms to HCC students. The recreation available is a coke machine, an ancient plush chair with the odor of ancient cigarette smoke and a 20 year old Sears Roebuck wooden pool table missing a ball.

    Academic Rigor

    Over the two years I attended, I consistently encountered instructors who were underpaid and under-qualified to be teaching their respective subjects. In many cases, students knew far more about the subject matter than the instructors. In several cases, the books taught us more than in-class instruction.

    Tips for prospective students

    Warning: the quality of the education here is not worth the ongoing billing issues and inability to stand up for yourself against their nefarious billing errors. They will withhold all of your credits unless you pay their erroneous bills. I feel I've been completely scammed, and you probably will too when you have this experience.

    In three sentences

    The class quality and admin has been consistently terrible across three different campuses over two years. Their billing is very shady, and they keep sending new bills for old courses from a couple years ago along with strange fees that didn't exist when I took the courses. There's no way to challenge or question the weird bills except talk to student employees who are as clueless as I am about it.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who don't really like a crowd. It's good for students who like small campuses and a lot of quiet areas.

    What to do for fun

    There's nothing really fun to do because it is just a community college, but you can go out with the friends you meet.

    In three sentences

    It's a pretty small campus, so you get more quiet time to study. It is very easy to find your way around. The professors are very friendly, and they love what they do.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    As I mention, very affordable for basics.

    Food and Dining

    Local places are located by the college.

    Dorm Life

    It is a community college,no dorms are available.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very important to keep your grades up, no matter what school you attend. It helps you advance in many areas and it also shows your comprehension in the courses. Although sometimes mistakes happen and things do occur, they are willing to help you in anyway available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions. Continue to search for your answer if you aren't satisfied with the first answer. Get yourself educated in all you need to know to help your future and your personal goals.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to get started with degree basics, and the prices are very helpful with budgets. I enjoyed most of professors who also taught at university levels. Many of the employees were helpful in my process of pursing my education goals.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    None

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    Very remedial, not as challenging as what you would expect out of college level classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for enthusiastic teachers, check ratemyprofessor.com for the ones with good review, and prepare for high school review.

    In three sentences

    This is not a bad school for community college, but the learning could be more challenging. The classes I am taking & have taken seem a little remedial, what is seen in high school. However over all the teachers are awesome, they are all for the most part enthusiastic about teaching their subject, which is what gets students engaged.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 32 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are not many clubs and activities for students to participate. Also, they are not enthusiastic with new member. This spring, I sent emails to one of the club and ask to join but there is no reply email.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events organized for student for example, the Lunar New Year event. There are professors that made presentation on Lunar New Year and cultural details on the topic, then they held a small party.

    Dorm Life

    My HCC center doesn;t have dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Professors give mark according to student's ability

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police Everywhere

    Clubs and Activities

    Audio Department

    Food and Dining

    I wouldn't know

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    3.78 GPA and Deans List

    In three sentences

    A very fun learning environment. I would have never thought I would love school so much.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On time all the time!

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Join the science club its awesome!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap rates

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with student activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is a resturant on campus and the food is great!

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    If you work hard you will be rewarded!

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions... your education is your responsibility and no one else can do it for you.

    In three sentences

    Central campus is awesome and has the best administration and faculty... The professors are great also!

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    All work here.

    Food and Dining

    There is no dinning here.

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Sure I can and am getting all that I need.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school to attend

    In three sentences

    The Online class was great.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All the time, everyday till the last student leaves

    Greek Life

    STUDY, HARDWORK

    Clubs and Activities

    there are some, but none i know of.

    Great for these types of students

    The automotive program is amazing for the people that are aspiring Auto technicians, i am and enjoy every moment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    yea, the experiance is worth your while.

    What to do for fun

    Nothings ready in the area for fun, but the Aquarium is around the corner, and an AMC movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    there is a wide variety of foods from; sit downs to drive thrus.

    Dorm Life

    I Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study study study, the instructors can give you only so much, but as a student you have to apply yourself and make an effort to be successful in the course.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are very knowledgeable and willing to give all the help needed, no matter the number of students in the class. The online training and test are great aspects of the classes, easy to understand, and can be accessed anywhere. Honestly i can't complain, just the houston traffic in the the area, other than that nothing.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a full police department on campus for your safety and they are always there for YOU.

    What to do for fun

    sitting under the tree benches and just embracing the campus life while eating great food fro mthe school cafe

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe is great. It is always fresh and or cooked beforwe your eyes and full of flavor.

    Dorm Life

    I currently stay off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here at HCC are very helpful and do not want to see you fail all the help you need is always available. Not passing a class is not a option and I love that!

    Tips for prospective students

    This would be a great school,everything that you need is on campus,great food, great book store, and great libraries and computer labs that are free all students!

    In three sentences

    In my opinion I think houston community college is great. its very community oriented and there is help for you in every department and aspect. its a great college experience for first time college students or returning college students.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    most campuses are very Safe for the most part since the school is small and polices are always walking around the campus, parking lots and libraries.

    Greek Life

    Not really!

    Clubs and Activities

    Art, music, philosophy, sociology, speech, dance, soccer, volunteer community services, etc. you name it!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for lower income families and international students.

    Bang for the buck

    With the current economy status of not just the country but the world, many people from everywhere have chosen to become a student in community colleges where tuition is lower.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, student can create their own study groups by just putting a subject sign on a table in the tutoring center. For example you can put a Physics sign on a table and next thing you know you have a group of physics students solving problems and explaining concepts for each other.

    Food and Dining

    If you are on a campus that is surrounded by descent restaurants then you are lucky, otherwise you have to buy food from the book store which is only open for limited hours and does not really sell quality, healthy food.

    Dorm Life

    Houston community college does not have the dorm life kind of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It mostly depends on the student. The school is too strict when it comes with certain rules, but at the same time since it's a small school you always have the chance to talk to the deans or heads of different departments to solve certain issues you might have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Houston Community college has many campuses, so if for some reason you don't get the chance to sign up for a particular class, you can also check for classes on other campuses near your area.

    In three sentences

    This school offers very small classes which allows students to have closer relationships with the professors. The professors know the students most of the time. The prices for the classes makes education affordable for most people.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of cops on campus, everywhere you walk you will see a police officer. Specially at night they are on the parking lot area and of course inside the building.

    Clubs and Activities

    French Club, Student Government, M.A.Y.O, and others.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of Students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have this tradition for every 5th of May, they have a mini fiesta outside and they provide free food!! and games. They decorate the building according to the month like Black history month, Hispanic Heritage month, and Holidays.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get your basics at an affordable prize.

    What to do for fun

    They have a variety of clubs, such as; French club, Mexican club, Student Government club and many more where you can express yourself and help out as well.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great cafe area where they serve food such as; pizza, tacos, and hamburgers. Of course they have snacks as well in every single floor.

    Dorm Life

    At a community college you really do not have the experience of living on campus, it is like if you are attending high school again; go to school and then go home.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not think you can go straight for the 4year university experience, your choice is to start at a Community College. If you do not qualify for financial aid, or did not get awarded with scholarships, you should definitely apply at HCC they help you.

    In three sentences

    HCC, is the beginning of my career it opened the doors for my dream. If I was to pick from 1 through 10, ten being the best I would pick a 10 for HCC. A great start for students of low income.

  • 05/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    HCC is very fitting for students who are motivated to getting the task done, engaging in their academics, and trying their best to understand the material and give each class 110% effort and dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your documents upon registration and carefully research what you are interested in becoming and then go to a counselor to help you map out your career goals

    Bang for the buck

    I've learned so much more from my classes from just not only the academics, but we even manage to squeeze in time to discuss life matters, such as current issues and how to change our society.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy my time here at Houston Community College because each class has taught me to open my eyes to the world and study and appreciate and value my education for every second it's worth. My professors are often humorous, challenging, strict, friendly, and very professional. I don't regret this decision!

    Am learning a lot

    I have had the luxury of working with some of the best professors I have seen in a long time. The professors work around the clock to help students understand the material and provide as much assistance as possible with other subjects as well. Professors are generally professional in attitude, providing the material, and accurate and timely with keeping up with emails and grading assignments. I have had so many teachers ask questions what I want to be when I grow up and they help me seek my niche in academics and enjoy what I'm learning by engaging in lab tutorials, library use, interaction with other students, and other study methods I've found very useful!

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who: want to save money, need to have night or weekend classes, live at home and want a small campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the counselors any time to have a question. Get to know the HCCS website because it can be a bit difficult to navigate and sometimes it is a challenge to find what you are looking for. The college only offers certificates and Associates Degrees, so make sure you sign up for the right program before you pay for your classes!

    Bang for the buck

    I am happy that community college exists for this very reason. The classes are reasonably priced and the bookstore offers used books at a reduced cost. When you're finished with the books you can even sell them back! There are also areas where students have posted flyers for books they need to sell and you can save a lot of money by contacting these students and buying their books.

    Am enjoying being here

    The students and staff at the Katy campus and the Stafford campus are very nice. You may encounter someone you know in the HCC hallways because it is a popular choice for local high school graduates who want to save some money or for high schoolers who want a head start. I enjoy the time I spend on campus, the layouts are simple enough not to get lost and you have plenty of parking!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors don't joke around when it comes to academics, but they are interesting and friendly people. The instruction is relevant to all exams and the classes are small enough to provide an exceptional learning environment.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    AMBITIOUS

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY!

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are officers everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that any type of person can fit in.

    Dorm Life

    You live off campus.

    In three sentences

    This college has great professors. I don't like the councilors because they don't give great advice.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i attend several classes at night and there is always security on parking area of campus.

    Greek Life

    not enrolled in any greek activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    so far, i am currently not enrolled in any clubs, i will be interested in the near future.

    Great for these types of students

    students who have full-time jobs. students with small children. mature students returning to school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i enjoyed a chinese new year celebration on campus,recently. there were give aways of chinese yo-yo's and wrist bands. my grandson especially enjoyed the yo-yo's, it was a new experience for him.

    Bang for the buck

    i was able to purchase some of my school books used from the campus bookstore. since i live on social security disability, the savings from purchasing used books was greatly appreciated.

    What to do for fun

    i use to love to go dancing, since my injury i'm not able to. since the injury i've been blessed with a grandson, so i enjoy lite hopping and bopping around with him. i also read to him.

    Dorm Life

    not in dorm

    Academic Rigor

    the pace has been challenging, since i have been out of school for a while, but the instructor are great, understanding and patient.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would advise perspective students to want this and want it now. also, take nothing for granted.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    they have so many clubs like art, emath+, anthropology, anime, business, health sciences,...

    Great for these types of students

    international students, and low income students who try to earn college credits than transfer to another 4- year college.

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition fees are getting higher because of health insurance and vaccination.

    What to do for fun

    gym and theater art and museums shopping and wandering around downtown houston

    Tips for prospective students

    be careful about the campus and the program you're going to because there will be some mistakes in choosing and enrolling your classes and your time table due to the abundance of classes here at houston community college

    In three sentences

    i've been attending in houston community college for 3 semesters, and i'm so happy to make it here in houston. i'm an international student, so everything in us is quite different from where i come from. yet, the academic environment here totally encourages me strengthen my knowledge about lifestyles, also about academic achievement. i would rate houston community college 5/5.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    the hcc system has a lot of diffrent activities for you especially during the holidays they have lots of programs for you to attend.

    Food and Dining

    it depends on which campus you attend

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    for me their weren't any real challenges, i would just advice you to turn in all of your work on time and be prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    if your planning to go to houston community college i would just advice you to be prepared, get to know your professor and dont just think of your class mates as class mates use them as a network.

    In three sentences

    houston community college is the best thing that happen to me due to the fact that i chose to start at a community college, i learned a lot and i am very pleased with the education that i recieved and the things that i will take to the university level.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    library

    Food and Dining

    school store and bending machines

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    not the most challenging, but good for beginners.

    Tips for prospective students

    take the classes needed for every or most degrees first. then start specializing in the areas you most like.

    In three sentences

    it's a good place to get my basic classes before perusing a degree in your major. although the level of education is not as challenging as a four year university, there are good teachers able to instruct the students in a good path. by going to houston community college i've been able to explore the major i want to pursue and make a decision based on my abilities.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've been at HCC for a whole year, I haven't heard about any criminal activity at any of the campuses and I always see at least one police when I'm at my campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is at least one club for everyone and for the overachievers there are multiple.

    Great for these types of students

    Like I said above, HCC is specifically for people who want to go to school but can't handle the curriculum of universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Houston Community College has campuses all over Houston from the Northeast to Southwest. So even if you're close to the Houston area, you can most likely find an HCC.

    What to do for fun

    I like to get involved in clubs. There is a club for everyone. From ethnic groups to religious groups to honor societies.

    Food and Dining

    There is ALWAYS something going on in the auditorium or multi-purpose room which allows all students to come get free food. Really good food too! And there are vending machines everywhere with amazing snacks.

    Dorm Life

    HCC doesn't have there own official dorms. They share dorms with the University of Houston. It's fun and exciting to be with the university students and ask questions about UH if you're transferring.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is simpler than universities so if you transfer, you will still have to make an adjustment academically. The teachers are very understanding which is something you probably won't get much of at a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need to save money, go here! This school is very helpful for people who have life situations that could interfere with their school work if they were in a university like children, marriage, mandatory working, etc.

    In three sentences

    HCC is a very helpful school. It saves you money and helps get you adjusted to the college schedule. You get to begin learning the ropes of college while still being close to home.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security level is greatly enforced.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is quite easy to follow if given one. Most if not all are really helpful. Every chapter covered is place in your syllabus. Every test date is covered in your syllabus. All in all, it's a win win situation when it comes to your academic rigor. Everything you need to know is there.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm only a freshman, therefore I can only speak for freshmen. Coming out of high school does not at all prepare you for your first year entering college. I can only tell you to stay focus and pick classes along with the class times that work for you.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Houston Community College as a B-. I believe that there should be more work given out to average out grades other then just four test grades. I also feel as if though there should be professors, whose eagerness for teaching their subject, are put in place. Its really hard for any student to maintain the drive in any subject if their professor's aspiration is not present.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Seems to be fair. Especially in the parking lots

    Greek Life

    No Greek life available

    Clubs and Activities

    Needs many more clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    Students who just want to get basic classes over with without having to pay loads of money for a 4year University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not much around this campus

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable to get basics out the way

    What to do for fun

    Being in the library studying is about as fun as it will get.

    Food and Dining

    Needs more places to eat

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life available

    Academic Rigor

    I would say the academic rigor is fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please be sure to stay ahead and purchase your books early to avoid the long lines

    In three sentences

    It is a very simple institution to get basics out the way. It is very affordable and has many locations. The summer classes are wonderful.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I like that they have police on bikes patrolling the campus.

    What to do for fun

    It's in Downtown Houston, there are all kinds of things to do for fun. I like to go down to the street to Barnes and Noble sit in the Starbucks and read, but the shops are close by for those who need more action.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes the prices are a little high, but everything I've had so far is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't have a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The final is made primarily by the head of the department..makes the finals rather challenging. Every class also has a group project and some kind of paper that is due as well. Students will need to take time to do them, but the classes aren't impossible to get A's in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to do before wasting time on classes you don't need. There are people here that would love to assist you in deciding what you want to do..Use them!

    In three sentences

    A good school interested in making sure their students succeed, has a slitghly different way of doing things that not all students would appreciate, its taking me time to adjust to their way of doing finals. All in all it is an excellent school, I can't wait to graduate.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Is very good, I always see campus police in car, bike, or on foot. The parking lots are always lit, and if you do want to be escorted to your car, you can call the campus police station and someone will escort you safely.

    Greek Life

    I don't think there is one.

    Clubs and Activities

    I, myself have not had the chance to get involved in there clubs, but I always here wonderful things and the school always sends emails letting you know whats going on.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone. You can't go wrong coming here.

    Bang for the buck

    You save so much money going to HCC, if you don't have the means, or finances to go straight to a major university. Also, if you just like the community aspect then that's fine too.

    What to do for fun

    My major is fashion merchandising/ buyer. So I spend my time looking at fashion or shopping. Mostly I spend time having fun with my family.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria on campus and outside of campus.

    Dorm Life

    You can not live on campus, but there are apartments and room mate style living quarters in the area for you to live in if you want to be close. Most students commute from there home life there.

    Academic Rigor

    HCC is a very open school All types, walks, religion, and race come here. Everyone is accepted. The professors treat everyone the same. They help you get to your end result, which is to learn, transfer, or graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework. Make sure that the major you want is transferable to a university. Make sure that HCC is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school, located at all points of Houston. I attend Houston Community College-Downtown because they are the only community school that has a Fashion Program, that is focused on keeping a small classroom and one on one interacting with students.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I'm in mid-town where there is an array of restaurants and stores downtown in the vicinity of the rail.

    Dorm Life

    Off- Campus no dorm living at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    I give it a four-star rating

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here knowing this is what you want to do you will be surprise at all the assistance that is here for you they really help students to get started in school. and they will also do whatever they can to help keep you in school and from failing,.

    In three sentences

    HCC Central is the opportunity to begin much needed and deserved changes in my life. They opened up y eyes to a totally different world .Everyone should go back and give themselves an opportunity for adventure.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HCC has policemen patrolling the parking lots and campuses all day, therefore the campuses are pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    I am unsure of the greek life available at HCC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty clubs to join on campus. You just have to find out what you are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    HCC is great for every type of student. It is great for students with jobs, families, returning students, or recent high school graduates.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am unsure of any unusual locations or traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    HCC is a community college, therefore you will be able to complete core degree requirements way cheaper than completing them at a four year university. If finances are an issue I would defiantly suggest HCC.

    What to do for fun

    Houston Community College is located at different campuses all over Houston, Texas and a few in Katy, Texas. Therefore, they is plenty to do . You just have to find what you are interested in doing.

    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeteria or anything like that. They do have the bookstore which sells food like snacks and lunch items.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here because it is a community college. Although I believe that if you attend Houston Community College Central campus you can live in the dorms at University of Houston Main Campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is average. It is pretty good seeing that HCC is connected to the University of Houston. If you complete an Associates degree at HCC you are automatically accepted into the University of Houston.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend going to the HCC campus near your home and speaking with an advisor. The sooner you speak with an advisor the sooner you can decide whether HCC is the community college for you.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great school for students that have families or jobs. It is also a great school if you are planning to transfer to a four year university. Lastly, HCC has many different class times and campuses to accommodate their students.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Constant security at all hours of the day.

    Greek Life

    AWESOME!

    Clubs and Activities

    Not as much going on versus other universities but it's what you make of this school that really matters.

    Great for these types of students

    Great!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Aside from attending classes, I joined the psychology club and actually really liked the experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending this school will help in affording for tuition and books.

    What to do for fun

    Try to make the best out of the situation, community college doesn't have to be boring, just soak in the experience.

    Food and Dining

    My particular campus doesn't offer a dining area, about the only thing we have is vending machines and soda machines.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms since this is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not difficult, it just depends on your motivation!

    Tips for prospective students

    Makes sure to complete you work, DO NOT miss any classes unless needed, and prepare for all finals.

    In three sentences

    This school has some of the BEST teachers that are willing to help. Houston Community College is affordable for students that can't afford a $20,000+ tuition. This school offers programs that can be completed in 2 years.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campuses are very safe. the police patrols around the parking lot almost every hour, and there is a security office in all the buildings for safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hcc has many different clubs and campus activities. the Student life organization provides aerobics and dancing classes to students at no cost. HCC has math clubs, campus bible studies, voices, drama, etc . . .

    Great for these types of students

    HCC is great for students who want to get a head start in their college educational career. also, for hard working students who don't mind saving a little extra cash and acquiring great education at the same time.

    Bang for the buck

    no costly tuition! HCC is very affordable, the books in the book room are also very cheap. you should not expect to spend over 2000 per semester.

    What to do for fun

    HCC has many activities and clubs for students; such as, football, cheer leading, baseball, choir, etc. . .

    Food and Dining

    HCC provides a student lounge where students are able to eat and interact with one another. the lounge is very spacious and always clean.

    Dorm Life

    because Houston Community College is a two year college, the institution does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Houston Community College is a college so future students should not expect easy work. the professors do not spoon feed, so you would have to do lots of studying and reading on your own.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should take advantage of all the things the school has to offer. join as much clubs as possible, and also take advantage of the free tutoring sessions. professors are always there to help, so try to communicate with them constantly.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a wonderful two year institution, the professors are great and the classrooms are small so students are able to interact with their professors. everyone there is very helpful and wants to see you succeed.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never seen any violence at HCC during the time i study here.

    Clubs and Activities

    football, basketball,soccer, .................

    Great for these types of students

    undergraduate continuing education bachelor degree student ..... all

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Locations Southwest: Locations: Gulfton Center | Missouri City Campus | Stafford Campus | West Loop Campus | Distance Education Northeast: Locations: North Forest Vocational Campus | NE Codwell Hall, Science & Engineering Technologies, Public Safety Institute, L.HUB | Northline Campus | Pinemont Campus | Distance Education Northwest: Locations: Alief | Katy | Spring Branch | Distance Education Southeast: Locations: Angela V. Morales Bldg. | Felix Morales Bldg. | Workforce Building | Cosmetology | Learning Hub | Felix Fraga Academic Campus | Distance Education

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of interesting book in the library, or you can join their clubs

    Tips for prospective students

    Join HCC and you will not regret taking classes here. Do your best and ask the teacher whatever you want to know about the lesson because they will be refuse to help you. That is the best thing i like at hcc.

    In three sentences

    Houston community college is a good college for students, who are willing to continue their education but do not have much opportunity to pay for the tuition. The tuition is low but you still get the same knowledge just like every other colleges. The teachers are very nice and willing to help you whenever you need. Moreover, they have different campuses at different locations, it is very convenient.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    58 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Depends on the campus. Some campuses are safer than others.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There aren't many clubs and activities here. There are sports teams, a few organizations, and a choir, but again, it depends on what campus you are at which organizations you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student, whether you are fresh out of high school, in the middle of university but taking extra classes, or if you are looking to get into a new profession.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no traditions

    What to do for fun

    Depends on which campus you go to.

    Food and Dining

    It depends on what campus you go to, but typically I ate off campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms as far as I know and I did not stay in one.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors and classes can be more challenging than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on going to a 4 year school, get your basics out of the way at this school. It will be easier and it will save you money.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a good school to attend. The majority of the classes here are transferable to Texas Universities. It is also well known for its Nursing program.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is best for students that aren't ready for the university life yet. It is a first step.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Subway and a little diner called Boba Cafe across the street from bookstore. There is a cafeteria inside the school as well.

    Dorm Life

    There is no housing.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't too hard to get good grades. Just as long as you show up to class and do the work, you're in the clear.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is just like any other community college so don't be too afraid to register and take a chance.

    In three sentences

    The classes are the right size and the professors try to help their best. There aren't very many campus activities. Also there isn't a recreation center to work out.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's security and police patrolling everyday!

    Greek Life

    None that I am aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Personally I'm not in any but there are a few clubs. I just recently learned that there is a soccer team for the Spring Branch HCC Campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Convenient for students with full time jobs, single parents or working parents but overall it's great for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    Taking your basics at HCC is more affordable than a 4 year university.

    What to do for fun

    If you meet any new friends on campus, you may probably hangout before and after class in hallways, library, lounge area, or outside of HCC.

    Food and Dining

    School store inside but there are many fast foods and restaurants located nearby.

    Dorm Life

    None. Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not difficult but it all depends on the professor. Sometimes, life will get in the way and it will be difficult. If you make any mistakes, learn from them and keep moving forward. Always ask for help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ALWAYS visit a counselor for any questions regarding your academics. You will also need to make room in your busy schedule when deadlines are ahead and whenever you need to make last minute changes because the offices get really busy during that time.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is an affordable and friendly school that conveniently has several campuses around the big city of Houston. They have great professors who are very knowledgeable and helpful. Also, there many tutors available on campus for many subjects, which makes it easier for those students that need that extra help.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    61 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Art department has a gallery where the professor puts any forms of art for students to see, and occasionally the room is used for performances.

    Food and Dining

    Food stands and vending machines provide snacks and lunch, little overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    I would not know about dorm life; i lived at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers, very knowledgeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for basics first and see if you want to transfer. Would not recommend staying there for longer than two years.

    In three sentences

    Calm environment, with friendly staff. Excellent professors in the English and History departments. Professors have years of experience.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Haven't gotten to see if that is available.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always have list of things for students to do but I working adult that is unable to take part of it. I do think that is good for the community college to have as much as 4-year colleges and universities.

    Great for these types of students

    Good for all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth it compared to what I just paid for in student loans for technical school that didn't teach me as much as I thought it would.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with a councilor first.

    In three sentences

    They have good locations. Available programs and services. Affordable.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HPD is onsite and always nearby

    Great for these types of students

    There is a wide range of diverse individuals attending campus

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the effort if you are looking to make the next step a step up!

    What to do for fun

    Lots of campus activitys as well as a knowledeable student body on what is going on in your community

    Food and Dining

    They seem to strategically place the campus next to somewhere tasty and affordable to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    I find t he Homework load extremely Heavy at times. But, most big items are given with advance warning about prospective due dates..

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to research your prospective teacher. You want to be sure you immerse yourself in a learning enviroment that is comfortable for you.

    In three sentences

    HCC is diverse in academics, and student body. HCC is surprisingly challenging. HCC is clean and safe.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a police on the watch. If it is late at night, one of the police can escort you to your car.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Chili's right next door, and a Jason's Deli.

    In three sentences

    It is a very small class room environment, easy to adjust right after high school. Teachers are very helpful, and do their best to send students off to a university. Everything is in campus, faculty is there to help students as much as possible.

  • 06/28/2012

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

    65 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its a very secured college, I visited a lot campuses around the Houston area and you never fail to see the security inside and outside the campus. Never had a problem.

    Clubs and Activities

    Houston Community College do offer a variety of clubs and activities, they strive to give each student a experience which we call The college life

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who cant afford a university but still want to succeed for the better.

    Bang for the buck

    Compare to other colleges, and universities Houston Community College have a good reasonable price. In fact i know of too many students that attend universities and come to Houston community college because of that reason.

    What to do for fun

    Houston community college do offer sports such as basketball, soccer, cheer leading, theater, and so much more activities that are not only fun but a good way to interact with other students.

    Food and Dining

    Houston community college, as far I'm concern does not offer much of a food and dining options but do have vending machines available.

    Dorm Life

    Hccs do have a lot of student who are mostly locals. They have a lot of campus around the Houston area but do not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficult and or challenge presented at Houston community college is like any other university. In which can end up being difficult or more at ease depending on how much the student adapt himself to his studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remember why you decided to even look into school. School isn't always going to be a walk in the park, so is always good to do your research in where your setting yourself up. The environment you in is an importance.

    In three sentences

    Houston community college is great place for students like me to attend. They keep the cost, schedule, and radius in mind. Not everyone has the opportunity to go to school and succeed, I'm glad hccs can help.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I attend Lakewood Church and any kind of fellowship we have. Also I love cooking.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent here. We provide all kind of foods to meet everyone's needs.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a constant battle and I will win.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not ever give up.

    In three sentences

    Houston community college has been a life changing experience. The faculty and staff here have been like a family. I have grown up here and obtained all the knowledge needed to continue a successful life.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any.

    Bang for the buck

    Great $value.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy life.

    Academic Rigor

    Course work is very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Online students: be organized, disciplined, and read your syllabus thoroughly so there are no surprises.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College has been very good for me. I started attending part-time from 1980-1983, 1993-1994, and I have returned against in 2012. I am taking online classes now and am very happy with the format and quality of delivery of online classes so far.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 225

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Very helpful. Very good. Very convenient.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have sports for students to get involved. There are game rooms and club for students.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best because they are only little cafes.

    Dorm Life

    There are new dorms being built in downtown Houston and they are looking great.

    Academic Rigor

    HCC is the place to bring your gpa up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes on time. Buy books on time and don't wait until the last minute.

    In three sentences

    Overall HCC is a great and affordable school. There are many locations throughout Houston. The classes are small like high school.

  • 07/11/2012

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

    70 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    5 stars.

    Clubs and Activities

    4 stars There are plenty to choose from.

    What to do for fun

    Get in a study group and join the various academic/social clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I commute and always pack my luch.

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your own research and ask your academic counselor lots of questions. They will definitely do all they can to assist you, but it helps if you already have a general idea of what you want to do.

    In three sentences

    The staff is friendly and knowledgeable The campus is well maintained The resources I need are always available

  • 07/16/2012

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

    71 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Great!

    What to do for fun

    Various of Sports and outside activites. Plus Social clubs

    Food and Dining

    Likedit

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm just starting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with someone rather than trying to figure it out yourself.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is the college for me. They have various campuses and endless opportunity at these campuses. They also steer you in the right and best direction toward some of the biggest decision in your career/life. There more than just staff, they are another family challenging everyone to do above and beyond what we can do for their future.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    POLICE SERVICE 24/7

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    HCC has a lot of clubs you can join and also sports like cheerleading , basketball and soccer

    Great for these types of students

    Don't like to take early classes - Apply for the evening class , but sign up early class fills up if you want till the last minute. Works & have kids - Take the online classes Early birds - Take the b am class less students

    What to do for fun

    Things to do for fun at Hcc is either to join sports teams or play pool

    Food and Dining

    Depend on which campus you attend

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms provided

    Academic Rigor

    If you come plan on going to Houston Community College treat it with a adult matter . Handle your business in class and your results will show your grades

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a seeking and or still haven't found out what college you would like to attend i highly recommend Houston Community College at least to give you a head start taste of how college is going to be.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is one of the most outstanding Community College i know of,Because of its hands on opportunities, Costs of classes & The small size classes that gives the students a chance to learn more and also focus more.

  • 07/17/2012

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

    73 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for new student/prospective students should get involved,visit the school,and to talk with the counselor about what classes are better for you based on your interesting field.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a small school that makes everything more easy for students.HCC is a campus that has a variety of classes.This school is more easy to afford for students that don't have financial help.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police is on patrol at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone and activities are always ongoing.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are individuals, those that don't follow the crowd.

    Bang for the buck

    The process can be frustrating but once it is all over, you will be involved and on your way to accomplishing your goals.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do in Downtown Houston. Shopping, bowling, the Toyota Center for concerts and games (sports), Minute Maid Park and the new BBVA Compass Stadium.

    Food and Dining

    IT is centrally located in Downtown Houston in an area where you can get foo and dining literally around the corner and down the sidewalk.

    Dorm Life

    I am an in state student, but they do provide help for out of state students.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are in depth and make you think.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have all of your paperwork in order. Become friends with your financial aid advisers. Be willing to talk about whatever issue you have, don't be shy or timid.

    In three sentences

    Houston community College is convenient. It provides a great learning experience because of the smaller classes. Students of all nationalities attend here.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Everything!

    Food and Dining

    There's resturaunts near the one I attend.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's worth trying this school out. Take your basics here and then transfer of you want. Have patience with financial aid and do your best in every class.

    In three sentences

    It's a pretty good community college. They got flexible classes and so many degree or certificate options. To top it off the classes are cheaper than private schools.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Houston Community College is dedicated to the safety of its students. The school provides security and patrols to watch over the campus and parking lots.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for those looking to earn an associates or for those who are seeking to attend a four year college. Houston Community College is a great place to start.

    Bang for the buck

    Houston Community College has information about scholarships and provides options such as payment plans.

    What to do for fun

    Their are a lot of school events and seminars you can go to and the school also provides information for events going on around Houston.

    Food and Dining

    Since it is a community college their isn't much, but they do have small cafeterias available.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small and allow for a more personalized experience they provide more opportunity for one on one sessions with teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students do not be afraid to asks questions. The staff is incredibly helpful and if they can not answer your questions they will direct you to someone who can help you. Students should also attend seminars and school events. It is a good way to meet new people and network.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is an exceptional School designed to assist in higher education. The classes are made available to accommodate those who work and attend school. Their are many wonderful programs available and the faculty and staff are committed to helping students reach their goals.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The main Houston Community College campus has a great dining area. Having a food and dining area creats a different dynamic than other HCC with out them. There is formed a sense of community and productivity. Productivity because the students stay on campus to eat during breaks so you see students talking about academics or studying. And it creats community because you see them doing it together and helping eachother.

    Dorm Life

    Houston Community College does not have a dorm life. I lived of campus for my first two years and having an HCC campus down the street from my apartment was so great. Then moving back home with my parents I also had an HCC campus about 10 minutes from me.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the course and instructor, the academic rigor differs.

    Tips for prospective students

    If planning on transfering to a 4-year university or college, check with that schools course curriculum before pursuing your courses or degree plan with HCC. Do this to ensure accepted credit and advanced placment and the future courses offered by that university.

    In three sentences

    Depending on the campus the HCC colleges aim to help their students. They offer good education for an affordable price which provides education for all students no matter the economic background. The HCC institution provides great academic assistance with tutoring programs, study rooms, disabilities programs and an available faculty.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never had a problem!!

    Clubs and Activities

    I was a part of Deca, one of the best programs to be a part of. I did a lot of traveling!!! My favorite place was New York. The competition's are pretty great too! You meet great people, and make life long friends.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is one of the most undiscovered places in Houston!!! There is so much to do. But I usually take the rail to Main Street Square and grab a coffee and window shop! Or go to the underground tunnels. I get lost every time, but I always find something new!

    Food and Dining

    My favorite place is Boba cafe!! It's right next to the campus and has a variety of choices that is reasonably priced! Of course, every now and then I take the rail into downtown and eat at other local spots.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on or near campus I'm sorry.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though it is a community college, the teachers are more than fair. Not saying that they do not push you. They give everyone a fair chance to learn, but they do not put in for someone waisting time and classroom space. My years there have been a challenge for sure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions, go to your counselor if you are unsure of anything. The coffee is best at the school book store, and they are building a Starbucks right next to it!! Always try and get your books from the text book supply right across the street, before you go into the book store (you save a lot!!).

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great starter school! The professors are great, always willing to help if it's needed. The campus is has the best library!!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    79 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are always on campus and are also very helpful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A quiet corner near the financial aide office, its so silent and secluded and the chairs are also so comfy!!! (ALIEF/HAYES CAMPUS)

    What to do for fun

    Activities are set up for student actually in my campus, towards exams massages are given to students FOR FREE!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Ask and ask question, find out about your degree plan from other students, if you intend on transferring; if possible prior to when you start your program contact your prospective school and learn more about their procedures for incoming transfer students and always stay abreast with class and homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try as much to focus, the first day of classes are sometimes terrifying, as a lot of question, Try to sit in the front row so that your instruction can recognize and acknowledge you as a serious student and avoid procrastination,.

    In three sentences

    Challenging, Inspiring, fun!

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It's only a community college, so there isn't much to do beside hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are 3 to 4 campuses in each area so when picking your classes, make sure you are picking the campus you want to go to.

    In three sentences

    The staff at the campus are always willing to help you out. The campus has a bookstore, a lounge, and a library. The campus is kept very clean.

  • 07/30/2012

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

    81 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is security all over the HCC campuses. The security officers are very friendly and will walk you to your car or desired location without any complaints.

    What to do for fun

    HCC has many sports for their students. Even if you are not good at sports or just want to have fun, they have two different leagues for you to join. One league is for those who are competitive and are good at sports. The other is for those who are physically challenged or just want to play sports for the enjoyment and fun.

    Food and Dining

    HCC does not serve food but they do have a good variety of inexpensive snacks in their vending machines and bookstores.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are having any troubles that have to do with college, talk to one of the HCC counselors/advisers and they will gladly help you anyway they can.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Houston Community College as an 9 out of 10 due to their care for the students. HCC has so many programs to help students who are having troubles with their schooling and professors with the heart of teaching their students. I have recommended HCC to many of my friends who are debating on what college to attend.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus have a constant feel of safety, along with the many police officers on bike patrol and the well lighted parking lots and pathways makes any student feel safe if taking an evening class.

    Great for these types of students

    Houston Community College has a well organized Health Care division to set up the future nurses and doctors, they are known for their musical arts program and never the less, the Biotechnology Program

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many of times, I have sat under the huge oak trees that seem to outline the center of the campus. Not only are the enjoyable to relax and study under, but the shaded areas seem to bring a tranquility to the campus's aura.

    Bang for the buck

    I currently work as a licensed massage therapist, in the area of sports medicine and oncology. My clients have praised me for becoming an honors student my first year back in college. Together, they all have guided and mentally supported me to achieve my goals as a student, massage therapist and a single mother. They are the best support system ever!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I try to enjoy the moments I have with my 9 year old daughter. She inspires me to succeed, and helps me stay on target for my goals of becoming medical scientist.

    Food and Dining

    Houston Community College has a culinary arts program and the cafeteria always has fresh baked pastries and goodies to eat. The lunch of the day is always wholesome and completely enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    Maintain your studies and balance a study schedule that is conducive to your daily life. Always remember to include a relaxing part of your day to lessen the stress of new studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is open, however it is most easy to find your classes a day ahead to gain the balance of a new student life. They have many lounging and outdoor sitting areas to enjoy the beautiful Houston weather. Good Luck!

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College has a fantastic Biotechnology Program that has been set up and developed by a Noble Prize Winner. Dr. Chandra Mittal is a fantastic professor and has been inside the business of Biotechnology for over 40 years. He brings a great asset to the Houston Community College for students interested in Biotechnology studies.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Every department has clubs that you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Working and young students that don't no what they want out of college yet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    I think that the price for getting my Drafting Certificate is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with all the other classmates that are completing homework assignmetns

    Food and Dining

    There are breakrooms, but no food services

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because it is a Community College, don't think it is going to be a breeze. I have spent many nights cramming for exams and getting homework completed.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy going back to college and like the fact that I have so many campuses to choose from. I have a full-time job and each one of my professors seems to work with me when there happens to be a work/school conflict. The fact that I am able to utilize the online classes is also a big plus.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    Great option to get basics out of the way at a great price. Credits are easily transferrable.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    85 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Turn in assignments on time to get maximum GPA.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community COllege is a great place to get your education for a very affordable cost. A lot of people choose to take their core courses here to get their Associates Degree then transfer to a university to get their Bachelor's. The professors are very attentive and available to assist you with any questions you have throughout your studies.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    86 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Any school you go to is pretty much at your own risk but HCC police are always on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Bobbas' accross the street have SUPERB burgers and fried shrimp. My only beef is that it can become a little pricey at times if you aren't careful.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but the places around town aren't too bad; fairly affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    Its college what do you expect? The work is pretty easy but my advice: NEVER TAKE BIOLOGY IN THE SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its too much to cram in in 5wks unless you are really good in biology; take history or english, those are a lot easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Depending on who your teacher is, I would actually study the book before going to class. Some teachers are pretty easy but some are not.

    In three sentences

    Not a bad school if you want to get your basics.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    87 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They offer security escorts to and from your vehicle if you desire it. Also the security guard is always patrolling the parking lot area.

    Food and Dining

    The college I attended had a mini cafe where they would sell chips, drinks, burgers, sandwiches, etc. They had really great food there.

    Dorm Life

    I did not lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great way to continue your education. Also it gives great opportunities to those in need. It helps students with small children work a flexible schedule.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have a very good team of office

    Clubs and Activities

    working in the dean of students office helps to meet a lot of people also help them with anything that would make there college experience better

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the thearter where kids breakdance

    Bang for the buck

    wonderful

    What to do for fun

    movies and helping other students

    Food and Dining

    wonderful food

    Dorm Life

    know dorms

    Academic Rigor

    the instructors are very helping in assisting u

    Tips for prospective students

    u are welcomed hear

    In three sentences

    its a big family hear they make sure that u feel welcomed also that u have everything u need to complete your studies

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police officers on campus.

    Greek Life

    Its there.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports and the whole 9 yards.

    Great for these types of students

    Any types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    College Life

    What to do for fun

    Tour around Houston.

    Food and Dining

    fast food places around

    Tips for prospective students

    Study really hard and ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great school. It has small classes so you have a one on one opportunity with your professor. Best of all, the teachers seem to really care about you getting your education and making sure you understan what they're teaching you.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 225

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    HCC offers an abundance of opportunities for students. The tuition is low, the staff if helpful, and the teachers are knowledgeable of their subject area. They offer an arrray of distance learning courses and hybrid.

  • 08/23/2012

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

    91 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own police force!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for normal students who have little or no English, new U.S citizens.... and older students

    What to do for fun

    You can do whatever you want, or you can just help older students every day

    Food and Dining

    We have a large diversity in food style.

    Dorm Life

    We don't have a dorm. But the rental fee in Houston is pretty cheap.

    Academic Rigor

    A great start for every body. A place for you to remember.

    In three sentences

    Large community and ethnic diversity. Great low tuition fee. Friendly and caring staff

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a safe atmosphere, there is cameras and an onsite police office to go to if any concerns or worries may come about which I highly doubt that would happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a varity of clubs and activities to try.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone and anybody of all ages!

    Bang for the buck

    Very friendly, fun atmosphere. People seem to be very helpful.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the cyber lounge and join clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lounge to eat and and a cafe to purchase your food at.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for a prospective student is to educate yourself, do more research than what is assigned and when doing that you will learn faster, do not just wait to be told read ahead and go the distance.

    In three sentences

    I really feel like I have grown a lot since attending this school. I have had the opportunity to meet wonderful professors and with some of them even become friends. I am more than positive I will use the knowledge and life skills that I have learned in this institution.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    At Houston Community College, the students and staff either bring food from home or go out to eat. You can eat anywhere you want in the school which I think is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms in Houston Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that the worst teachers in Houston Community College rigors the grades of students a lot because they're horrible at teaching. They just want their students to have beautiful scored so they'll be able to cash in their paychecks. I had one teacher like this, and i hated his class.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a very friendly, and arrogant school. Some teachers are horrible and just read out of the textbook while other teachers make there own stuff. It is always best to choose your classes early to get the better teacher, but overall I enjoy going to school here.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Everytime I come on campus to park or leave the campus patrol is right there ...I do feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    I sure there are many but I don't know yet!

    Great for these types of students

    Multicultural. What I like about it is that there is not just one race or more of one race there. There are people from all walks of life. Young and older.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Haven't experienced a lot yet, this is my first time there but I look forward to having a great student life.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that it is great for the money the location and the convenience is good for me.

    Food and Dining

    Good for the student that is on the go!

    Dorm Life

    Not attending a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to Houston Community College Northeast/Northline campus it should be a smooth transition. As long as you know as a prospective student you have everything that you are suppose to have then everything will go ok. The staff is wonderful, and the professors are great

    In three sentences

    I love Houston Community College. Before attending this school, I attended another local Jr. College and the experience for me wasn't nearly like this one. The school itself is very organized and the academic advisors are very helpful and upfront and this is great especially for a student that hasn't been to school in a long time like myself. Also the financial aid office was very helpful and everyone is very upfront and knows their job.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    95 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're a student who wants to get their basics a little bit cheaper, here is where to start off. Those who wish to transfer their credits to a university can. Many students here graduate with an associates degree.

    What to do for fun

    They have computers to access for the web and a bookstore to shop for supplies and clothes. The library is open all day and at the Northline campus it's located next to Northline commons so you can go to the stores that are available. (Walmart, Burlington, Ross, etc.)

    Food and Dining

    They have a deli here at the Northline campus that sells sandwiches and such for snacks but if that doesn't satisfy your hunger then you can walk to the restaurants located around the campus. Pick one and enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have any dorms but they try to have a building located close to you. What better place to live then your own home?

    Academic Rigor

    There's not many academics but you can find it through email or their web-page: http://www.hccs.edu/.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you take any classes it's required of you to take Success Courses. It's best to take it in the summer to get it out the way. Also, when doing registration it's a bit confusing but ask for help and they'll be glad to assist you.

    In three sentences

    It's very welcoming here and there are many different age ranges. It has easy access and friendly. You can meet all kinds of people here.

  • 09/02/2012

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

    96 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Economic compared to others.

    What to do for fun

    talk to your friends, visit a cafe.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just focus on your studies.

    In three sentences

    Many students, dont get to used to the person who sits next to you. You make great friends.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    is just fine

    Greek Life

    unaware of this

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and activities for people who are interested in joining them

    Great for these types of students

    tutoring is a good source for people who need help

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i am unaware of any at the moment

    Bang for the buck

    unaware

    What to do for fun

    take an extra class

    Food and Dining

    there is a food court but very small

    Dorm Life

    no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    unaware

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that u sign up for your finical aid as soon as possible, and enrol in your classes before there all taken.

    In three sentences

    I am currently attending Houston community college and I feel like I have chosen a good college to start off with. I feel that Houston community college has opened my mind to what college has to offer me,and how much this will effect me in the future.This college was very easy to enrol into and get started, also it is on the bus route witch makes it easier to get to school.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Absolutely 5 stars. There are campus police that patrol at all times, even in the parking lot! I had a night class and this made me feel a lot more safe and secure.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking to stay near home, save money, and still have a college experience, then HCC is for you!

    Bang for the buck

    I cannot stress enough the benefit I have gotten from HCC. I didn't feel like I was prepared enough to move out and go to a University, so HCC was like a stepping stone for me. It is a less expensive way to still go to college, but not be shocked by the new environment.

    What to do for fun

    Even though it is a community college, there are still sports teams, social clubs, and all kinds of fun ways to get involved and meet other students.

    Food and Dining

    There is a little cafe on my campus and they have the best sandwiches you/ll ever have!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at HCC. Another plus, you can live at home and do laundry for free!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are just as challenging as they would be at a university, but you have the advantage of smaller classes! Teachers will go out of their way to help you and there are always tutors so take advantage of that!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many of your basics at HCC as you can and dabble around in basic classes for your major. That way if you happen to not enjoy what you wanted your major to be, it's so much less expensive than if you were at a University to change your major.

    In three sentences

    HCC is a wonderful place to start your college career! I love that the classes were small and the teachers make an effort to get to know every student. HCC has very well prepared me to go on to a University and I loved my time spent there.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is not cafeteria in HCCS. The food you can buy is snack. And that is all thing you have. If you want have a good lunch, just take a car to restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    Its also good. There are some of interesting activities in HCCS. You can try if you like

    In three sentences

    I'm a freshman at HCCS. In my mind, it is still a good place for studying, for getting credits and for making many friends. There are many good professors in HCCS

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    100 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food and dining around the areas but no actual restaurants on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, pay attention in class, and always be on time.

    In three sentences

    Affordable classes with the same education as a well known 4 year university. I have met not only outstanding teachers but students as well. I would highly recommend this college to anyone looking to further their education.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Has a large cafeteria with a lot of food coolers and a food market and a book store

    Dorm Life

    Very nice and calm college has a lot of expert professors who gives the best they have in teaching their subject

    Academic Rigor

    You only need to finish 60-65 credit hours in order o get your associate degree

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a very good college to whom would like to take Thier basics

    In three sentences

    My name is mohammed and am majoring peteoleum engineering, I am just taking my basics at the Houston community college

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    We have an academic Greek organization

    Great for these types of students

    Adult students who are trying to continue or further their education, especially single parents.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is extremely affordable!

    What to do for fun

    We have plenty of student activities and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    no food on campus

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Ive learned a lot in my two years here. the professors are willing to work with you and you will learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take regular term classes. You will retain the information better.

    In three sentences

    Great School. Great Teachers. Best community college in the USA.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    103 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is a very safe environment! there is nothing to worry about!

    What to do for fun

    nothing really, you can play sports or chatt with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    there are vending machines and a snack room, but that's all nothing else. if you want to eat real food you have to bring you own, and there are microwaves to warm your food.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life in Houston Community college. it is a community college you go back home every day! nobody lives on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    there are lots of Academic Rigor you just have to take your time, ask for help, and make better use of it!

    Tips for prospective students

    always ask questions, if you don't ask you shall not be given! visit the councellors and the financial aid office often. pay good attention in class, study and do homework, as usual.

    In three sentences

    it is a good school and also not a good school. it is the beginning of your career and it is an affordable college.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    104 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I go to school to study and I am part of a few clubs.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know because I don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult but very manageable. You will do great here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to find out about the professors beforehand. Classes are hard if the professor isn't good.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College makes it easy to learn and finish the Texas Core Curriculum here. Classes are easy and fun. Before you know it, school will be over!

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    105 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    I DONT LIVE IN THE DORM

    In three sentences

    I LOVE THIS SCHOLL REAL NICE STUDENTS AND PROFESSOR. I PLAN TOO STAY HERE AT HCC FOR MY ENTIRE TWO YEARS FOR MY ASSOCIATE DEGREE.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    This college is very diverse, so the opportunity to meet new and different people never ceases.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    School is always a challenge, but you decide your fate. Your outcome is a reflection of the amount of work you input.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not sure of your major, or having financial problems, this college is the perfect place to start. Work on study habits, and be prepared to take good notes. Also, if you choose classes that appeal to you, you're more likely to make better grades.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school to take your basics at. It is very affordable, and has multiple locations for your convenience. The technology is advanced, there are multiple tutoring systems, and the staff is very helpful.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't have financial assisstance and still want to go to school for cheap.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable classes so you don't pay much. And if it transfers then thats a whole class you save on.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafe in the central campus and the food is great. Not a lot of variety but still great prices for the food.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what courses and teacher you get is how the work will be. Overall pretty easy, small classes so you get that one on one treatment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get all of your core courses out of the way before you try the one's for your major. It is cheaper so when you transfer you won't have to pay much. Also, make sure the classes do transfer over to the university that you plan to transfer to.

    In three sentences

    It is a great system for students who want to go to school without paying a lot. Depending on what campus you choose the staff is rude or friendly. Small campus and a lot of diversity.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    108 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe place.

    What to do for fun

    You can hang with friends in the student lounge to play pool, air hockey, Foosball, or just hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh and healthy

    Dorm Life

    It's clean and quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very accurate. Better than i have ever seen before.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and listen to the teachers. If possible record the lectures for notes.

    In three sentences

    It's a clean place and friendly. The instructors are very helpful. The students are getting the proper education.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    109 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do have patrols around campus

    Great for these types of students

    Any international student, you will always find some one from your country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I am aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely the cheapest tuition in town.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and different activities around the school.

    Food and Dining

    They have little cafes around.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not aware if they have dorms or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors, don't be afraid to talk to them and have them know you by name, they are always there to help you.

    In three sentences

    A great school full of various ethnic backgrounds. They have several campuses through out town so you are always near one no matter where you are living. The professors are all down to earth and very helpful.

  • 10/20/2012

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

    110 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I don't think so

    Clubs and Activities

    Music , sports

    Great for these types of students

    Asian

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diversities of food

    Bang for the buck

    I am pleased to get helped from this website

    What to do for fun

    guitar , tennis , basketball

    Food and Dining

    Diversity

    Dorm Life

    No,thanks i would love to live at my address

    Academic Rigor

    Long term ( 4 years major) Cost lots of money

    Tips for prospective students

    Be diligent and proactive Never stop hard-working

    In three sentences

    I like this school because it's close to my house HCC has a cheap tuition HCC will train my basic skills for my main major

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    111 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not to bad, you always see security at some point while you are there.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not eve sure if there are any.

    Great for these types of students

    If you don't have a whole lot of money or if you have a family and still want an education this would be optional for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Really this is probably the best thing about the college the only set back is if you live out of their school zone tuition is twice the price.

    What to do for fun

    Well most of the students and teachers are friendly so striking up a conversation shouldn't be to hard.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great way to save a little money and get a good education.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    112 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is good here they make sure you are safe when you come there at all time. If you take night classes they make sure you make it safely to your vechical

    Greek Life

    There is no sororities here

    Clubs and Activities

    I havent joined any of there clubs or activities yet

    Great for these types of students

    Like to be near there home. Students that is all about just going to class and going straight home or to work

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are none

    What to do for fun

    You can join little clubs they have during the semester like culture clubs,spanish clubs, math club etc

    Food and Dining

    We dont have a cafeteria but we do have snacks to go in the book room

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here at this college

    Academic Rigor

    Its really good they the best success rate

    In three sentences

    I would rate it a 3 because its not alot of activies here due to it being a community college not a university. The teachers are good here

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    113 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Who wouldn't want to feel safe in a place they spend the most part of their day Yes we have Parking police officers to assist with watching your cars and we have officers that walk the building 24/7 to make sure the students are safe.

    Greek Life

    no greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    We have many different clubs for any type of background no matter your race or religion there is something for you. We even have Off Campus sports for Those sport lovers!

    Great for these types of students

    One of the great things is the assistance you can get from attending Houston Community College you can go anywhere to find information and always be directed in the correct answer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the most unusual location is the library. if you think about a college you expect the location to be on the first floor here at Houston Community College the Library is located on the fourth floor and is is basically a very nice size.

    Bang for the buck

    School is not cheap but since this is a Houston Community College Instead of a actually a lot cheaper than a University.

    What to do for fun

    You can always join a Club or Organization for fun in the school

    Food and Dining

    Yum the food is great Houston Community College has a Cafe Called Simon's and the cook the best chicken tacos and hamburgers ever there just a basic cafe nothing major like a cafeteria or anything just something to get you by if you have been in class all day.

    Dorm Life

    Houston Community College does not have a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    we are all adults where entering college so the teachers are strict about their work but they will not make you do anything that u don't want to do but be aware you will get the grade you deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you plan to attend Houston Community College have a mind frame or some type of direction on what career field you would like to earn your degree in. Meet with a advisor and discuss what are the steps you need to get the degree or certificate of choice to get where u need to be ask to have a tour of the building so you can know where everything is. Never be afraid or ashamed to ask a question.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great community College for students that need the actual one on one experience before they actually attend a bigger University the rate for my college is a eight.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    114 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If there is a fire the fire alarm goes off and the students go outside until everything is clear. The HCC cops are inside and outside the school for student safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    HCC has baseball, soccer, cycling, baseball, volleyball, cheer leading, tennis, golf, team handball, track and field, softball, flag football, and more! I will be trying out for the cheer leading team.

    Great for these types of students

    HCC is great for a person that wants to go to a small college, wants to graduate fast, wants to save money, or wants to get their associates degree than transfer to a university like U of H

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HCC celebrates all holidays. Like Halloween, Christmas, cinco De mayo, etc... And they always have traditional holiday events. Like the haunted house on Halloween!

    Bang for the buck

    The counselors at HCC are very helpful and kind. They are always there to help.

    What to do for fun

    In the student lounge you can play air hockey with your friends while waiting for your next class to start. You could also log in the Internet in the library or computer lab. If you like to read books like me you can read books and magazines at the library. You could also take a fun class like Foundation Design 1 (Art class) if you love to draw or paint like me.

    Food and Dining

    HCC has a coke machine and snack vending machine at the learning hub. You can also buy food at the bookstore located in the Angela Morales building. There is also a few restaurants around the school like James Coney Island.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorm rooms at HCC.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise future HCC students to get a tour around the school. Also to fill out a Financial Aid application.

    In three sentences

    I rate HCC a ten. The people there are friendly and they help you out a lot. The professors are great at teaching their students.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    115 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    Community College level, nothing more, nothing less.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not expect a simple registration process and if you need financial aid, it gets worse.

    In three sentences

    Not very organized.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    116 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For the ones who want to transfer to a top university , but they don't have enough money.

    What to do for fun

    Hcc has lots of clubs and organizations that students can join and make their voices heard. Also there are many fun activities during the school year that will keep the students busy im site.

    Food and Dining

    Dinning is something I haven't seen that much in the campuses I have attented. I don't have any specific information.

    Dorm Life

    Well I live out of campus and I don't have that much information about the form life. However I know hcc offers some amazing deals in this field. You save money and you get service, what else do you want ?

    Academic Rigor

    Here in hcc, teachers are super nice and friendly, but when they give you work, they demand it on the deadline date. It is not like high school and students can't be that flexible with their schedule. Teachers are very serious with their task.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your classes on time, choose your teachers wisely, and try to keep your grades up. Many people might think, community college is easy and not important, but they are wrong. Community college is where you start to build your life, it's too important.

    In three sentences

    Hcc is a perfect place for you. If you want to save money. Basically you can take all the basic and mandatory classes for the less amount of money in hcc. It also gives you the opportunity to shoot for the stars and transfer to the dream university you have in mind. Friendly environment and quality education is what every student is looking for.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    117 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They don't have much to do for fun, they don't have anything at all. Unless you ca have fun in the computer lab.

    Food and Dining

    All they have is snack machines.

    Dorm Life

    I don't think they have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Again they do have good professors so if you're there to learn, you will learn.

    In three sentences

    It's actually good so far, they have good professors and if you're there to learn then you will learn. Some of the students there don't seem that they want to learn but that won't affect your studies.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    118 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always someone from the campus security patrolling the buildings and parking lots. I've never had any problems!

    Food and Dining

    Although I have yet to see a cafeteria on campus, all of the school locations are in great distance of different food options.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are great, and easily to access. The atmosphere is perfect for learning, and the different campus locations makes it easier to find classes close to you.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    119 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    Academically this college gets you ready for transfer to a four year university or career.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be willing to learn to attend this college.

    In three sentences

    Since becoming a student at Houston Community College, I have had an amazing experience. The professors are very knowledgeable and helpful. The facilities are conducive to the learning process.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    120 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This depends on which branch you attend, but they're all pretty safe for the most part.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again and again, I always tell people to look. Go out and search for whatever clubs or organizations that pique your interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Newly-graduated highschool students who feel lost or unprepared for university life. Individuals who are looking to same money on basic classes. People who want to see what a taste of the real world is like.

    Bang for the buck

    Amazing! For roughly $400 a class, it's a steal. The best way to maximize your money is to be active in pursuing your grades.

    What to do for fun

    Socialize. Do it often. Reach out to classmates and you'll be surprised that they're wishing they could talk to you too. There's so much diversity in the classrooms and it would be a shame if you don't try and listen to the stories.

    Food and Dining

    If you're attending Spring Branch, there's lots of places to eat nearby, including CityCentre across I-10 and Koreantown a couple of streets away.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a lovely balance between high school and university. Yes, it's less rigorous than university academics, but you will completely fail if you passively sit through classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Forget what you've heard from other people or the stereotypes of a community college. HCC will show you more than you expected about the academic world and introduce you to real-world people. Make your own opinions - don't let other people's opinions distract you from enjoying your time there.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community lives up to it's advertisement phrase: We keep Houston working. You'll meet all kinds of people here and it's always going to be in a small classroom setting, which makes things easier for you academically and socially.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    121 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    In Houston community college, you can join organizations, clubs and other social activities for fun purposes.

    Food and Dining

    Houston community college has dinning room because there is no dorm and it is a community college.

    Dorm Life

    Houston community college has no accommodation/dorm for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Houston community college has no academic rigor. The management and staffs are quite accommodating and understanding and set up laws that are beneficial and good for the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Houston community college has great instructors that motivates students and advice them on the need to be a dedicated student. Students life is quite very healthy and students participate well in organizations and clubs in the school.

    In three sentences

    Houston community college is a great campus which aids the community in administration of college students. Its facilities including the library and computer labs are well equipped with committed and friendly staffs. Houston community college has great and committed instructors that are dedicated to their jobs and assist their students tremendously. I will recommend it to my friends because it is well organized.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    122 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    this is a commuinty college they have no food!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering college i would advise to start here first its so much easier and you will have a high GPA if you decied to transferr to another university.

    In three sentences

    I love this school, it has taught me alot and i have also bought my GPA up. They help me when help is needed im really glad i attend here.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    123 of 225

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    They have a very nice and social environment. They offer help for anything and everything. It's a great place to learn.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    124 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Unless you live in the Houston independent school district you will pay out of district fees even if you live on the same street as the campus you attend.

    What to do for fun

    There are different groups and organizations that you could join and now some sports are offered at different campuses

    Food and Dining

    I have not been on a campus that serves food.

    Dorm Life

    Houston Community college has no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    the academic levels are just the right amount of challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you can go to campus to take care of any problems or concerns because the office staff is not available on the phone very often.

    In three sentences

    Houston community college has many wonderful teachers but the administrative staff is not always as helpful as they could be. They have so many online and other options for distance and continuing educations. Office staff is difficult to get a hold of via the phone you have to do everything in person.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    125 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    has some activities during holidays.

    Tips for prospective students

    good place to start college life.

    In three sentences

    nice college with lots subjects. good security protection has some great teacher but almost all in downtown central college.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    126 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, there are about 2 or 3 cops on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Good clubs for students who want more activities to do .

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who don't procrastinate .

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth it for anyone who has a family or works . Flexible classes which can also be done online depending on the class.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with friends in between classes is fun. Also it would be smart to choose friends with same goals as you to push you to succeed not slack off.

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants around the schools offer various foods for many tastes.

    Dorm Life

    No on campus living , everything is pretty much close.

    Academic Rigor

    Good academic plans and classes are offered for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study,study, study and study. You are the only person that has the power to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Although most people may say this school is low i believe it offers various opportunities to start a good school career. The teachers do care about what they teach it is mostly about the students taking into account all the possibilities they are given.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    127 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I tend to believe this Katy campus is not in the best area but incidents have also taken place at other HCC campuses. Last fall a girl was almost abducted in the parking lot in which I parked my vehicle daily and another girl at the Spring Branch campus was truly abducted. There are many officers in the building and parked outside, but my wonder is if they are paying attention.

    Clubs and Activities

    Did not participate.

    Bang for the buck

    I, as I stated previously, was able to completely pay for my schooling here. Although, the prices were a large amount to anyone that glances, I did find them do-able, if a student were to save hard then the prices would be managable. Online courses are more expensive but towards the end I was taking 5 classes, 2 online and my price for the semester was 2500.

    Food and Dining

    I found that HCC had a small deli and it was readily available which I found convenient but most of my dining was outside of school, areas surrounding the school such as Chipotle or Smoothie King. As far as inside dining, the deli did not have many options and the bookstore had quick snacks.

    Dorm Life

    No on campus dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, I have had only two professors in my academic career at this college that I found were truly good professors. In my opinion, I look at this institute as a good way to get into the college way of life and finish up courses I need for my future. I wouldn't look at this college as a way to experience college but to merely get into the swing of things and how they differentiate with high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that future students understand that this being an community college then it is somewhat a lower breed college both academically and for overall experience. I would not advise a future student of this college to expect much, this is a cheaper way to complete your basics and save up for school by staying home. Looking back, I am glad I took this route rather than jumping straight from home to a university because it allowed me to save up to where I accrued absolutely no student debt and was able to completely pay off my first two years of school.

    In three sentences

    HCC is a place of easy transition for the average high school to college student phase. It accommodates a student well for the now college life and makes for an easy adjustment. For a student who is a homebody then this college is a good choice.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    128 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have police and alerts but crime last semester was unusual for me. You can't prevent crime but you can regulate it. Hopefully things get better this semester.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    It's very mutual from me. Tuition is cheap from college standards, professors are good, it's just good. Not bad or great, just good.

    What to do for fun

    Hang with my family and friends, listen to music, work out, play games, and read.

    Food and Dining

    I know it has a chillies in the same campus. The campus also has some deli place and your obvious vending machines. It's all good though, across I-10 is some bad a restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    This college has no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's difficult if you make it difficult. My syllabus was straight forward, so as long as you do it on time you'll be fine. Also it depends on the professor so don't hesitate to ask any students about a professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Women, be careful in the parking lots at night. I got at least 3 alerts through my phone about a robbery or a attempted abduction. Do your work and stay discipline. A lot of work is online, so get a computer and a internet connection.

    In three sentences

    Tuition is cheap, students are great and majority of the professors are good. There is school police.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    129 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Exercise and join a sports group.

    Food and Dining

    Eat healthy and exercise regularly.

    Dorm Life

    Get enough rest and keep your room clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Study at all times and ask questions when lost.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared and study well. Arrive to class on time. Be patient and committed

    In three sentences

    The school is highly organized with qualified staff. The school maintains small class sizes and utilizes 21st century technology to foster learning. The school has a good library to assist with study time and research.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    130 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Wish they had a food court.

    Dorm Life

    Community college, no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Search degrees before you start taking courses.

    In three sentences

    A great college. The educators really do care about your education. The staff is always friendly and helpful.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    131 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Foreign exchange students, students who can't afford a university, and students who would like to stay closer to home.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap!!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not as hard as a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check and see if your teacher has good ratings on Rate My Professor.

    In three sentences

    A small environment. Small class size. Friendly Teachers.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    132 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    none

    Food and Dining

    none

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    Its easy if you work hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in and word Hard

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great place. Apply yourself and you will be sucessful. Teacher are good.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    133 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on our campus or skip a securities are always patrolling around the school in in the school to make sure that we are safe and just called a respond as soon as they can I have yet to complain about the safety of the school

    Greek Life

    Honestly don't understand what Greek life is because apparently our college doesn't offer that at least that I have noticed

    Clubs and Activities

    I am the secretary of the Reading Club at Houston Community College spring branch campus

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type a student who has any warning disabilities or just doesn't have time to go to a regular college The school has allowed me to spend as much time with my son and also get a cation I need to progress in the future I feel that this college is going to prepare me for future classes I have to take whenever I transfer 284 University

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not noticed any unusual traditions are locations on this campus

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that the education we receive at the school is perfect for the amount that we pay.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I spend time with my son every chance i get. If i am not with my son or at school then i go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    We dont have a commins with food. Not at the location i go to at least.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a great school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to raise your gpa or just have a hard time learning then this is the college for you. The small class size make it easier to get help and understand by asking questions.

    In three sentences

    I think that it is a great school. I feel that the small class sizes makes it easier to learn. I think that the should release the financial aid refund sooner so that student wouldn't have a problem getting things they need for school that their book stores don't offer.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    134 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is always surrounding with law enforcers. It is a very safe environment.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous student ran clubs throughout the school. HCC also has honor societies such as Phi Theta Kappa with there chapter Omega Sigma which is a great club to join if you want a better chance at getting scholarships when you transfer.

    Great for these types of students

    HCC is great for students who didn't do so well in high school, people who want to save money when it comes to college, and people who do not have enough money to go to a four year college immediately.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Houston Community College has many campuses around the Houston area. I haven't had the privilege to attend every campus but I haven't heard of any tradition for the ones I have attended.

    Bang for the buck

    The purpose of Houston Community College is to get the same education for a really low price. The cost of attendance is low compared to four year university's which help many families financially.

    What to do for fun

    For fun people usually just hang out in the lobby with there friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is no on campus dining but on special occasion there is free food given away.

    Dorm Life

    Houston Community College is not like many colleges. There is no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't really struggled in any class yet but I have seen many people struggle and even drop classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't attend Houston Community College and take all the free time for granted. You should use all your free time in a productive way.

    In three sentences

    You see a variety of cultures and ethnicities. It's not like other colleges with big campuses and big classes. The campus consist of small classes with students trying to get good grades so they can transfer to four year colleges.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    135 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For Medical profession

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Coleman Health Science

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the Houston Community College, Houston, TX for your career

    In three sentences

    Excellent Community College. Good study environment. Teachers are awesome

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    136 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    food and dinninf are just ok,

    Academic Rigor

    like every college, at HCC you have to work hard to get a good grade

    In three sentences

    Houston community college is very school that everybody can join in and the education qualify is perfect. you will take out whatever you put in at HCC

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    137 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    This is a community college, so there are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate. If you have any question do not be afraid to ask. Attendance is very important. Be aware of all deadlines.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school that gives students outstanding opportunity to a successful future. Houston Community College is an affordable school that allows everyone an equal amount of opportunity. Houston Community College is a great school for those students who are willing to put in work. There are lost of assistance from people everywhere.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    138 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students who need structure

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends

    Dorm Life

    live at home

    Tips for prospective students

    Be persistent

    In three sentences

    On board with what I need to accomplish.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    139 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always police officers watching over the campus in their little golf cart. They drive around the campus and making sure everything is how it should be, and also they are friendly as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs at Houston Community College. Clubs that you might recognize in high school like: Chess Club, History Club, Student Government, and Pop Culture Club. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to join at this college campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are having money problems, if you are an older adult who is deciding to go back to college, if you are a furthering your degree; Houston Community College is for you. It is a place that if you are kind of nerves about going to a big campus or university this place accommodates you to make it feel somewhat like high school, but harder.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't really anything to do for fun, unless you join clubs and do extracurricular activities. Meeting new people is always fun. I feel like it is just like high school where you have cliques, but more vast because everyone is open minded. There is always friends to be made.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't all that great unless you love hot pockets and canned soups. We don't have our own cafeteria and mcdonalds. Sadly, but true we do not.

    Dorm Life

    We don't have dorms, so you can't really talk about it that much.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic isn't has hard depending on what teacher you get. Don't always take easier courses because 'rate my professor' said they are easy graders. Take teachers who make your work, but is also fair when grading. Be wise on what teacher you take. Universities is much harder then community college, so better to prepare for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students and current students because this is a community college it does not give you reason to slack off and don't take it seriously. You have to focus because this isn't high school. College professors don't grill you to do you work. You have to motivate yourself.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Houston Community College from a scale from one to ten to be an eight. The student life that occupies this college campus is outgoing and do the most with what they have. They make you feel welcomed and give out free stuff. Who doesn't love that?

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    140 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Weak

    Great for these types of students

    International students, new immigrant students, old-age students

    Bang for the buck

    Do not see

    What to do for fun

    free gifts and extra-curricular activities

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes in a semester

    Dorm Life

    No dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hard, you will have a wonderful result.

    In three sentences

    The tuition and fees are cheaper than another university. The size of classes is small. This helps professors can over look students. The professors are awesome!

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    141 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school is big on safety, specially in the science division, i have yet to see any mishaps so i guess that means they are doing a good job,

    Bang for the buck

    good size classes and instruction, with all the events they host for the students throughout the year i think it is a great investment to yourself.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on the campus, there may or may not be much around so i would highly suggest an exploring and adventurous outlook.

    Food and Dining

    The campuses will have snack machines and eating areas, however no real dining so be prepared to find places close by. At my campus there were plenty or places in the surrounding area to give a variety of options

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms so it is advised to stay close to your campus

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not to hard as long as you do the work and communicate with your instructors

    Tips for prospective students

    Finding the right teacher is always the most challenging, so definitely check sites like ratemyprofessor.com and do the research for yourself

    In three sentences

    HCCS is a great school with student services and a continually growing commitment for students. The best is the fair and transfer information they bring every semester through the halls to help the students make informed choices.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    142 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    City Central, Memorial City Mall, and Town & Country mall are located right next to the Spring Branch Campus.

    Food and Dining

    Chilis and Murphy's Deli right next to the campus, not much else near unless you want to drive. City Central is located right across the campus which also has a larger selection of restaurants to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms, but it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Many people will bash HCCS for being a community college, but I personally find that it is a great school for those who haven't had the best academic background. Many of the teacher love to help you, and there aren't many classes that are completely computer based (which is better as you have an instructor teaching you directly)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help getting back into school, or dont feel like you're at a college level, HCCS is a great choice to start with.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College, Spring Branch Campus, is a great place for those who didn't do so well in high school or returning to college after a long break. They have many pre-college classes with dedicated teachers to help you get back into the college mood. While it doesn't have the best looking campus, it is affordable.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    143 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is very safe here because the police always stay in the campus. If there is something bad happens, they can solve it as quick as they can.

    What to do for fun

    You come to this college is to study so do not do anything that border the others. However, you can do entertainment outside. Houston is a big city so it has many place for you to relax like massage, bowling, mall, etc.

    Food and Dining

    They do not sell food here. All you need is to bring food with you if you study with a long time a day in the campus. They already have the microwave for students to heat their food and have a dinning room to sit and eat.

    Dorm Life

    This college has no dorm for student to live so you need to find the place to live by your own. You can find it on website, newspaper, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Houston Community College has many major for you to choose. If you did not decide yet, you can go and meet the adviser to figure out your major and which class you should choose in future. By the way, you really need to choose the class early in order to get the campus near your home. If not, you have to go to the others to study which is far from your home.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students who speak English, this is easy for you to be in agreement with other students. You can catch up with the lesson in the class. For foreign students, your biggest disadvantage is that it is hard for you to understand the lesson. By the way, all new students need to make friends with the others in college to help. Team-work is better than working alone. Your friends can determine your weakness point in study and help you to fix it.

    In three sentences

    This is my first time to study in my major in the US. At the beginning, I feel very strange when I go to college but everybody here is so nice that makes me feel comfortable. Teachers here are also nice to show us step by step to understand the lesson and they do not let any students run behind the class.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    144 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Cyber Lounge or Computer Lab.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose a campus that's right for your need.

    In three sentences

    I really like the campus I go to because of the students and the professors that are here. Since I am at a non career campus, everyone here have the ambition to transfer and move on. Which mean you're surrounded yourself with other who have the same drive as you.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    145 of 225

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It is a well helping school that shows you ways to do things your own. It is a school that does help but wants to see your opinion first. It is a school that will help you grow as a responsible person.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    146 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have found the campus to be on top of everything. My classes were online, but all the rules still applied to me. The times I have visited them, have made me feel very safe.

    Greek Life

    I have no knowledge in this area, because I am a Distance Learner.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have no knowledge in this are, because I am a Distance Learner.

    Great for these types of students

    Hcc is perfect for any individual who wants to continue with their education. There isn't anything you cannot do while in this school. They are the best, and the best for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    I found that HCC was very affordable and worth every penny I spent. The Instructors were top notch and really prepared me for my future.

    What to do for fun

    I have no knowledge about this area, because I am a Distance Learner.

    Food and Dining

    I have no knowledge in this area because I am a distance learner.

    Dorm Life

    I have no knowledge in this area, because I am a distance learner.

    Academic Rigor

    I am almost finished with my degree with them, and have learned so much! I definetly would recommend this to anyone looking to get all the academic skills from an reputable college like HCCS.

    Tips for prospective students

    The fasted way to finish your degree is to take the courses online because it lets you finish them faster. Of course, you have to be dedicated and have the time to study on your own. Visit the website and explore all the possibilities there is!

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is an awesome community college to attend. I basically completed my entire A.A degree with them online, which made it even better. From 1 to 10, I rate it with a big 10.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    147 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head up.

    In three sentences

    The school is neat and people there are friendly.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    148 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Their is not a lot to do but if you are interested acquiring your degrees rather than partying then hcc is for you.

    Food and Dining

    There is no dining or cafeteria, because hcc is a community college.

    Dorm Life

    The campus don't have a dorm because it is a 2 years college.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic choices at Houston community college is first class the professor are very helpful, and goes beyond their means to assist a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective student should choose Houston community college because it is cheap, affordable, and provide the same first year college experiences.

    In three sentences

    Houston community college is a great college, the staff are very helpful and will do whatever it takes to assists you.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    149 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are usually doing their job well. They monitor the whole school and you rarely feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Pretty non-existant. You'll find that at a 4 year university obviously, but not so much here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Phi theta kappa, Students for Liberty, Basketball Club, NSCS, Student Government Association, etc. The options are plentiful if you're willing to look and contact your local school.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're ready to drive, meet people from many different age groups and backgrounds, and study well, then you will love this college system.

    Bang for the buck

    Best bang for your buck. You won't find a better value for community college considering how many of the courses are accredited for transfer.

    What to do for fun

    The HCC library and bookstore has many options for you to choose from, as well as clubs and other volunteering options. The nightlife is always there considering you're in Houston.

    Food and Dining

    There's not really any dining options besides vending machines and the junk food inside of the bookstore. Your options are better outside of campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies on the program that you're going for. If you're a creative writing major, then the course load may not be so difficult. If you're planning to go into engineering or nursing, then it can get ramped up. Make sure you pick the best option for yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your counselors, do not underestimate the course level/work, and make sure communication is clear all around.

    In three sentences

    HCC can provide you many opportunities and doorways for students that are planning to transfer. The career programs here are great as well, as with anything in life, if you pick the right classes and work hard then it will pay off.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    150 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    HCC has a lot of activities for students.

    Bang for the buck

    HCC has great low tuition and great payment plans.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life but you will find great classmates that might turn into great friendships!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you think that you don't have time for school HCC gives you the opportunity to take classes online or during the weekend. Everyone should give themselves an opportunity to get educated and HCC is handing us that opportunity.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College has giving me hopes and new opportunities to change my life by pursuing my dreams. HCC has become important in Houston because students who do not have the means and funds for a four year college can afford to go to school, not only for a college degree but those who did not finish high school have the change to receive their GED. HCC is a great school with a high academic level.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe to attend. They have officers everyday and all day they're on duty. So u don't worry about violence at all.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know too much about the Greek life here at Houston Community College . They don't have that organization here. I think if they would have it would be really nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are Anthropology Club Anime Re-Evolved Club Association of Latin American Students Campus Crusade for Christ Eagles Club

    Great for these types of students

    The things that great for the students is the different programs. The sports team and also the different things u can learn from your peers. They are some pretty smart people out there

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everything on my campus is the usual . They don't having anything unusual that i know of everything pretty much basic thing we have every year.

    Bang for the buck

    The things i do when i have i have a lot of homework to do . I get up early in the morning and go to the library and try to get as much a can get done .

    What to do for fun

    The things to do for fun is join the athletics teams they have on campus. Are you can make studying fun too. Make Good study buddies . Join the the different programs they have going on on campus .

    Food and Dining

    They Have this cafe which has pretty good food. I have to say though there food is pretty over price cause that's the only place around that u can eat.

    Dorm Life

    I couldn't tell you multiple things about the dorm room life. But what i here is its a reality of being on your own. That's the hook to the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The thing with Houston Community College is that replacement classes doesn't transfer . Make sure u don't fail more than three classes are u will be put on probation. That's about all i have to say about Rijor academic at Houston Community College .

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus on your goal . Make sure u stick to your plan when u get into college. Also get in the habit of studying. College is very fun also and learning environment.

    In three sentences

    I rate Houston Community College 0n a 4 star rate is because they're so convenient. This school has lot to offer in many ways. Also they have great teachers and u have small classes so its easy to get one on one with the professor.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Not too expensive if you are in district.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines only.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you attend class and are polite and friendly to the professors. In my experience, if you are courteous, they'll go out of your way to help you. Try to do as much administrative stuff as you can on your own online instead of trying to go to the campus for help with the admission, cashier, and counseling staff. Contrary to what they say, they are NOT there to help.

    In three sentences

    Most of the professors are passionate and knowledgeable. Stafford and Missouri City Campuses are clean and feel safe. Admin staff and counselors are extremely unhelpful.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since this is a community college one usually finds fun for themselves off of campus and beyond student life. However, there are a number of clubs available to join.

    Academic Rigor

    There are few professor that actually seem to challenge their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I were a prospective student I would tell you to go ahead and begin your education here, but do not settle for simply getting an associates here. Go on to a four year institution to get a degree.

    In three sentences

    They are decent institution that makes itself affordable and available. However, the professor can be a bit brash.

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    taking classes IS fun. also students organizations

    Food and Dining

    comfortable cafe, but quite modest

    Tips for prospective students

    come prepared to study, make as much friends and have fun

    In three sentences

    flexible, well equipped, and organized. although the interpersonal and social interaction is at a very low level. HCC is fun all together

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The $ rate per unit is one of the lower ones Ive seen in TX

    What to do for fun

    Drive to nearby Galveston Beach. Go to local exhibits and food fests

    In three sentences

    I've attended HCC in two different periods, and both experiences were very easy on the wallet and no stress! The online counselor features are outstanding--they respond within 24 hours.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe despite the fact that you are 5 minutes from downtown. Security is constantly riding around campus on their bikes and golf carts.

    What to do for fun

    There's always events on the first floor of the main building. HCC is located in mid-town so you're a 5 minute drive away from downtown, Montrose and the museum district. My favorite thing to do is to hop on over and check out the museums when they're free on Thursdays, or to stop by Hermann Park for a nice outdoor oasis.

    Food and Dining

    The French Cafe in the main building (central campus) has tons of food options, they even have a small vegetarian menu. They also serve Starbucks coffee!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a community college, so don't expect university level work. However the professors do their best to ensure that the coursework is fair and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll early because good classes fill up FAST. They're very strict on parking so make sure you have your parking pass visible or they will tow you.

    In three sentences

    HCC has amazing class choices and awesome professors that genuinely care about the success of their students. For a community college, HCC is relatively organized and up to date. The technological options at HCC are very user friendly.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I believe the campus security is pretty good.

    Greek Life

    There is not a Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to learn this is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am unaware of any traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    What you put in is what you get out.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have dorms that I'm aware of.

    Academic Rigor

    The schools rigor can be a bit overwhelming at times, but it is well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that new students should keep an open mind.

    In three sentences

    I believe that this college is a step in the right direction. The school is an asset. This school is not a liability.

  • 04/23/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    The security officers will walk you to your car at night if necessary.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, its a community college

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need flexibility plus online/in-class classes or both I highly reccomend HCC to you

    In three sentences

    A very helpful school and they walk you through the process.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join what ever club you want to

    Food and Dining

    we have cafeterias on campus

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm here

    Academic Rigor

    fierce

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go ahead and apply, when you get accepted, all you need to do is study

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful college. The teachers are awesome and the students are friendly. I don't regret making this decision

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always on point. There's security in every campus and the school is always alerting students of emergencies through e-mail or text.

    Greek Life

    Different campuses offered a great variety of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many and plentiful options are offered!

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of different students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HCC Central's African Dance and Drum Ensemble

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are pretty affordable if you're considered in-district.

    What to do for fun

    If you're looking for fun, search for clubs and organizations offered, even multiple sports are available.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great since there is usually a lot of open options around every campus.

    Dorm Life

    Houston Community College does not offer dorms, sadly.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulties will always be present no mater where your at, but at HCC you're given the proper help to overcome the obstacles.

    Tips for prospective students

    One, constantly make sure to check the school calendar on the the school website for deadlines. Two, Make sure you enroll in classes early. Three, If you have questions, make sure to ask,ask,ask!

    In three sentences

    My home away from home, Hcc has offered such an amazing experience so far. From the books, to the multiple campuses, to the ease that education is given, I really recommend This college. If you're looking to enroll in school for the near future, Hcc is the right choice.

  • 05/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have campus police inside and outside. Of course there is always that person who wants to mess someone's life by breaking a car's window, but the police officers are efficient and the security cameras are everywhere to record what is happening.

    Greek Life

    Honors society is the only Greek life since its a community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    Houston Community College is full of student organization and activities throughout each semester. Freebies, freebies freebies!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student who lack financial support, who just graduated from High school and does not have $30,000 to pay off their first year of tuition. HCC provides a great amount of grants and scholarships for students who have a good academic achievement. If you are a Texas Resident, HCC is the place for you, international students who need financial aid, HCC is the place for you. Also, if you like good convenient schedules and NO FRIDAY CLASSES, then this is definitely a place for you!

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that going to a community college to do all your required classes for your career for an affordable price, is the best thing any high school graduate, returning student, and even a new student can do. Also, while financial aid is a great deal here, paying $800-900 a semester for required classes, rather than $8000-9000 is a huge difference, so be smart about it! If you decide to transfer to any University, its the best thing you can do while obtaining your AA or AAS or AS since you will have credited college classes that will transfer over and you will save a lot of money. All the money you did not use in your first two years, you can now use it for your last two years in classes that focus on your specific BA or BS.

    What to do for fun

    Depends on the campus.

    Food and Dining

    It's good specially when you do not want to rush all the way to McDonald.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Great classes, very affordable. However, always be wise to choose the right professor and the right time.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Always keep priorities on top of the list. -It's okay to ask for help, even if you have to ask different people the same question, they are there to help. -Try to get advise by two different people. It is always good to hear a second opinion. If they both agree then go ahead! -Fix your schedule according to your routine. If you are not a morning person do not choose a 8am class or you will for sure fail that class! (they do take attendance there and in some classes its part of your grade).

    In three sentences

    Future can be complicated, mysterious, and even scary. However, Houston Community College is the place to learn, to find the key to your future, do not be scare of what can be yours!

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who haven't decided they're majors, students seeking only an Associate level degree, students who can't afford to attend a 4-year university

    Bang for the buck

    This is a very reasonably priced institution. It's a great way to start your education without burying yourself in student loans.

    What to do for fun

    This may just be a community college but HCC has many extracurricular activities for students to involve themselves in. From cheerleading to football, there's a place for everyone to fit in.

    Food and Dining

    They have a bookstore with really good snacks to grab in between your classes. Also, a microwave is available to heat up any food which needs to be warmed.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dormitories on campus since this is only a 2-year community college.

    Academic Rigor

    I would suggest really doing your research on professors before signing up for their class. www.RateMyProfessor.com is a great source!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy! If you need help then SPEAK UP and let the teacher know. Also, don't slack off just because this isn't a four-year university. This is only a community college but be serious about your academic work so it's easier for you to succeed in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great starting point for your career. Teachers here are generally very easy going. It's a small school but a HUGE stepping stone.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You have to love the convenience of the vending machines around every other corner with all kinds of food and drinks!

    What to do for fun

    Join some students in a game of ping pong!

    Food and Dining

    The French Bakery in the Coleman Center will make your mouth melt with all of their different foods of the day.

    Academic Rigor

    Always attend the seminars they have featuring ways to improve in school or how to deal with stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always research what you will need to do to enroll in a class or program! Talk to the counselor's they are there to help you. Always go to class prepared and make connections with classmates, you might end up pursing the same degree.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College allows you to earn a degree when you cannot afford to go to a higher University. You can earn you're degree and find a job within the months of graduating. It is never to late to earn a degree.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great Safety There!

    Clubs and Activities

    Chess Club Philosophy Club

    Great for these types of students

    All colors and backgrounds

    Bang for the buck

    Allows you to take your core classes at a cheaper price, then you will be able to transfer to a University without being in debt.

    What to do for fun

    Chess Club Philosophy Club Computer Labs with educational games.

    Food and Dining

    Great Cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The professors make sure they get the best out of you every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, it helps you learn the class material.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a cheap way to take your core classes. Houston Community College is a fun and great place to be for education and meeting new friends. Houston Community College has given me a better outlook on my whole life, as well as others.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Most of the students of Houston community college are off campus. There are no food provided because it is a college, and most students are off campus. snacks are provided for sale at the book store or the vein-den machine

    Dorm Life

    Most of the students are off campus based. No dorm is provided.

    Academic Rigor

    This college should be rated excellent when it comes to academic activities. They are more focused on their student in other to bring out the best in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    maintain a high GPA and avoid having a C.

    In three sentences

    Houston community college is a college that takes their student's academic issues first in all aspect. It is one of the best college in Texas which makes most of the student attend. The instructors are professionals and makes sure the students understand what they are being taught.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Have never had or have never heard of any crime at the school. Everybody gets along.

    Greek Life

    Incredible Greek festival in October here in Houston.

    Great for these types of students

    Good for first year college students, helps with the adjustment.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie theaters, parks for walks and many other fun activities in Houston.

    Food and Dining

    Food and snacks are throughout vending machines or at most bookstores. HCC campus' are usually surrounded by good restaurants..

    Dorm Life

    No need for Dorm life here. Close to home and a bit more affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very compassionate but yet are strict with their academic plan. Most instructors are willing to work one on one with students that seem to fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sometimes, starting new things or a new change can cause apprehension but no need to worry, you just have to dive in.

    In three sentences

    Diverse multicultural students and teaches allow for a good experience understanding different cultures in the world. Very friendly instructors, overall a very good learning environment and facility.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not many student so there isn't much to be worried about in the first place.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately there is no Greek Life

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of very exciting clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to transfer, students who are on a tight budget, student who are not planning on earning a master's degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I like parking far away so I can enjoy my walk.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable and great teachers, so yes.

    What to do for fun

    The fact that it is a community college should not discourage you from joining one of the many clubs (and sports) at HCC.

    Food and Dining

    Not readily available like an actual university

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Obviously not as tough as other prestigious universities. That is not to say you can just show up to class. Many teachers here demand a lot from their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for something affordable this is great for you. If you are looking to transfer this is a very helpful stepping stone. If you are not looking to graduate from a big university this is also great for you.

    In three sentences

    As expected it is a small campus with small classes but the people there are very nice. My teachers have all been great and very helpful. It has been instrumental in my transfer process.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Depending on the location, the campus is pretty safe. There are always plenty of security guards.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is non-existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and organizations are not worth your time. No one is actively involved and no one really takes it seriously.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students on a budget.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is a convenient and affordable option for students seeking an education. It really does prep you for a university.

    What to do for fun

    The library is always a nice place to relax with a good book.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is non-existent.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend looking into the teachers before signing up for a class.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is affordable and great for part time students. The location is convenient as there are many locations around Houston. Also, the college offers a flexible schedule for students.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have great security available that will stay until late at night to escort you to your vehicle.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events planned at Houston Community College.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining there is spectacular. They have a variety of everything and the food prices are pretty reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Houston Community College are great. Depending on what professors you have there are some that will be really hard on you and there are some that will be a little easy on you. Other than that the instructors at Houston Community College are great and they all care about their students and would want to see us be successful in our chosen endeavour.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell the prospective students that Houston Community College has very good resources and great professors.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a very good college. I also believe that Houston Community College is very affordable. This college really shows that they really care about the students at Houston Community College.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its best to be with a buddy so you can feel safe, thats what I do!

    Bang for the buck

    I love this college because it's a comfortable environment for students!

    What to do for fun

    You should talk to people so you can have them to help and have fun learning. Its easier to have friends who can help than be a loner!

    Food and Dining

    At some of the campuses, there aren't any restaurants which should changed.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are here are very intelliegnt, well the ones I have taken so far!

    Tips for prospective students

    Students, before you enroll into classes look into ratemyprofessor.com, so you can search up professors and see what you might get yourselves into. If not, take the professor at your own risk! Try not to procasinate, its tough! Believe me!

    In three sentences

    HCC has an awesome environment! There's food, nice people, cool teachers and help all around! This college has lower intutition and that is what I like the most here.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I felt pretty safe on campus the few times that I visited from out of town.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not really a club type of person but I really enjoyed attending some of there Christian and nursing clubs. Made me feel apart of a larger group of student body.

    Great for these types of students

    There online courses are great for any one who lives in there surrounding cities to Houston.

    Bang for the buck

    I did mainly online courses since I'm not from Houston but commuted to campus as needed.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to the gym, the movies, and going out dancing.

    Food and Dining

    You can go wrong with there food and dinning. Your such to find something that fits everyone's needs.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't have the privilege to stay on a dorm but I would had if it would had been possible for me.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically challenges you and prepares you for your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register online and find the closes campus online that's the nearest to you. Don't like waiting in lines then go to a different campus to turn in assignments.

    In three sentences

    Multiple Campuses to fit your needs. Online classes available for those who work full time or who have busy schedules. Affordable with financial aid for those who qualify.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for part-time, non-traditional and traditional students. Flexible class schedules.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition rates increases so the school could start a basketball team and cheerleaders....waste of money.

    Food and Dining

    Mostly not available on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are better than others, but most math and science come with appropriate challenges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be assertive. Every class has a participation requirement, so get involved. No one is going to hold your hand here, don't come with excuses, just be ready. Prepare yourself for transfers or careers.

    In three sentences

    Great class sizes (most classes max out at 30 students). Most professors are helpful and willing to work with students. Multiple campuses and online programs available.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is a safety environment.

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek life that everyone would like to learn about.

    Clubs and Activities

    Houston Community College has a lot of fun clubs that bring in a lot of activities in sports, art, drama, science, and lots more.

    Great for these types of students

    Houston Community College is great for every type of student that wants to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Houston Community College-Southeast brings a lot to the minority community to inform as well as to achieve.

    Bang for the buck

    Houston Community College is a cost less college to triumph.

    What to do for fun

    Houston Community College has brought in a lot of activities from clubs to sports everyone is interested in and would like to join,

    Food and Dining

    A lot of favorite restaurants are available around this campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life available in this college.

    Academic Rigor

    In Houston Community College is the academic substance that will boost every student's knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    A future that will bring what every graduate expects.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College-Southeast is where every student can reach their goal in life. A start from staff to students brings the community that one needs to be comfortable with. There is a successful inspiration for everyone that graduates from Houston Community College.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Good for students who really want to excel in exams with hard-working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students stare at me just because of my race.

    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat there.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know. I don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on the teachers. But since it is a community college, it's generally not strict.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful when selecting teachers.

    In three sentences

    The environment is good. Some of the teachers are great.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is decent and there are staff that look out for students' safety.

    Greek Life

    I do not understand what this means.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have sports, math club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    HCC is good for students who have limited financial resources, for single-parents, for adults who want to resume in school, for students who want to save money and avoid a lot of loans in the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know any unusual traditions or locations in this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is affordable to almost anyone. They have a financial aid office that will help you with grants you deserve. ANYONE can attend College through HCC and there is no excuse! If you have to work part-time, go for it. Do anything to achieve your dreams!

    What to do for fun

    Do something creative. Build connections with friends who inspire you by hanging out, dinging, playing activities outside, etc. Make new friends that will help you, not drag you down. Study in a nice library, coffee shop with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The Houston Community College that I go to (Stafford) has a cafeteria and food for sale but they do not have an actual food that's cooked in the campus. They have snacks and microwaveable food. You can go to nearby fast foods and restaurants as well.

    Dorm Life

    There is not a dorm that I know in this school.

    Academic Rigor

    The strictness and difficulty depends mostly on the subject or the class. It can depend on the teacher too as well, but keep in mind that teacher only guide you in College. Students are suppose to study and do most of the work to get good grades!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ambitious and never be discouraged. It is always good to be inspired. Find yourself and don't be lazy. Spend your time wisely with things that really matter and that can help you grow as a person. Try your best to eliminate bad habits and adapt good ones that will help you out in your lifetime. Don't try to blame the teacher. If the class is hard for you, make it as a challenge and work harder. Be grateful that the cost of school here is a lot cheaper than other institutions so that you'll appreciate going to school more. Enjoy going to school and try to be sincere about your education. Do not underestimate knowledge because it will eventually lead you somewhere better. Most of all, be yourself wherever you are and embrace your difference.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great stepping-stone for students who want to pursue their dreams with limited financial resources. Even if it's underestimated by some, it is a decent school with pride and a lot of tools for students to bloom. It definitely helps student save money for them to transfer to Universities.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The resources and classes are pretty affordable especially compared to other schools. The clerks at the bookstore are always helpful when you need a used book. You can also rent books as well. If you need something for class, you can just go to the bookstore and quickly grab it and return back to class as prompt as possible.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in Houston, especially in the area that the Central and Coleman campuses of Houston Community College are located. With the Metro rail less than two blocks away from the campuses you can hop right on and go to the zoo, museum district, and the reliant stadium all within 10 minutes of each campus. You can also visit Natachee's with a huge outdoor patio with a sandbox and eat delicious foods.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria at Houston Community College Central Campus has a variety of delicious foods you can get for breakfast and lunch. They have a Corner bakery in the Cafeteria and a variety of healthy breakfast foods. There are several places to eat around the campus as well. Across the street they have a Subway and a Cafe called Boba's with a variety of affordable, tasty foods. The campus has just installed a Cafe with a juice bar in the bookstore. There is also an excellent restaurant walking distance from the school, just along the Metro rail called Natachee's.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure of dorm life at Houston Community College; I have always lived off campus. There are many affordable off-campus places in the surrounding areas. The Montrose area, Medical Center, and Museum district are all close to the central campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any school, HCC has classes that can be tough. At Hcc the teachers will work with you if you have a problem with a subject. If you can not get immediate help from a teacher HCC has tutors that are available on a flexible schedule. As a student of Houston Community College, I have been lucky to have teachers that have expressed concern if I have a problem with a topic or question and that have always been appreciative of hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend taking advantage of all the facilities on campus as necessary. The library has all the things you need for research, technical needs, or just if you want to study. Go to class everyday and be there on time, the teachers admire that. Do your work and show an effort so your teachers see how serious you take he class

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College has a variety of fields to choose from for a future career with the many campuses and locations it has to choose from. The Health and Science Center at the Coleman campus has outstanding programs for those entering the medical field. Houston Community College is an excellent choice for those who want an affordable and well rounded education.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It really depends on the campus. My campus is pretty safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of organizations as well as activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Love to get interact with people from different cultures.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is a bit cheaper compared to other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Take part in different school organizations. Be active. Also, there are several events held by the Student Life Office each month which usually have free food. Besides, there are also many activities from different clubs at school.

    Food and Dining

    There is not much food at HCC. However, they always have food store around the campus, so it is good enough.

    Dorm Life

    According to what I know, HCC doesn't have dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard as long as you have a goal and work hard to achieve it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Actively take part in different organizations at the college because the more people you know, the better it is for you later on. Also, you should have a calendar or planner, so you can balance between your school work and extracurricular activities. Never underestimate anything that you learn, even if it is easy or you already know it.

    In three sentences

    Attending Houston Community College is a great way to save money but you are still able to learn what you need to. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in school activities and to get more interactions with people from different cultures. I am happy that I study at Houston Community College for my first two years.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Good. Lots of security.

    Bang for the buck

    Reallly?!

    What to do for fun

    Explore the night life.

    Food and Dining

    You gots to love Houston. Different food every where you go,

    Dorm Life

    Thats what is bad. No dorms. Renting apt.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are awesome. They are patient and kind. And do keep in touch with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very good student services area. Very helpful.

    In three sentences

    I love how everyone is so nice and helpful there. I e never been to a school in texas where all the staff is so nice.

  • 08/30/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Havn't tried it yet but hoping to soon.

    Dorm Life

    I dont think will be staying at the dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    I trhink this school will be a pretty good school. I want to get my basics done here and get some automotive classes. Many of my friends are attending this school now and i hope to attend it soon as well. Hope i really get to enjoy this college to get me to another step in life. I want to have a good time being there so i hope to meet alot of new people. Not to hang out but to help eachother out on the things we just dont uderstand in classes.

  • 09/05/2013

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

    180 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards at every campus. The school has ensure the safety of it's students, and no one has yet to have been harmed.

    Greek Life

    The sad part is I haven't seen any greek life at HCC, maybe because it isn't a full University.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who are just getting out of high school and not sure what to do,.It is also great for students who didn't get a high GPA in high school, it gives you a better chance of getting into the school you want afterwards;. It is also great for students that feel college isn't for them, they can get an associates degree and head out into the workforce sooner than they think.

    Bang for the buck

    I think its definitely worth the cost, considering the cost is low you get way more than you can ask for. You can go straight into a career field right out of HCC, or you can use the joint admission to your benefit to go for a higher degree. You get to meet new people, and visit anyone of their campuses over the Houston area. The classes will more than teach what you need to know and prepare your the rest of your college experience. It's a good transition from high school and encourage anyone in the city of Houston to at least visit, and get some information about the school

    What to do for fun

    For fun you get active in the many clubs there that are available to join. You can also meet new people and put together a study group if you would like.

    Dorm Life

    We do not have dorms because it is a community college, you will have to commute to school everyday.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to HCC sign up as early as possible so all the classes you need will not be filled.up. Due to the many campuses HCC has, you can end up with classes as far as the North Side of Houston. Also make sure you speak with an adviser about joint admission. HCC has joint admission with University of Houston, which means if you do want to transfer you can automatically accepted into that school

    In three sentences

    HCC is a great starter school, that gives you the ability to go straight into the job field or to transfer and get your Bachelors.It doesn't cost much so it will save you a lot of money, especially if you plan on transferring to get a higher degree. I haven't yet started classes but I am excited for a new beginning.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The classes and books are pretty expensive and you have to live downtown to be considered in district. This is because other districts don't pay taxes into HCC so they don't get the in district savings.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has some kind of little cafe but they are usually limited in options and more expensive than necessary.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms for HCC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go down to the school in person. The phones are bogged down with callers and the advisors, admissions, and financial aid workers can't get to the phones when they are helping students in person. Even if you have to wait in a line, you are much much more likely to get the help you need by coming in rather than calling!!!!

    In three sentences

    Nearly every teacher I've had so far has been very helpful, caring, and involved in making sure the students really understand the material. I have been extremely impressed by how many of them still have great passion for what they are teaching. In my opinion, passionate teachers are important to the learning experience because they make their topics interesting.

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    182 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many police officers and security

    Greek Life

    hardly any since its a community college wish there was more

    Clubs and Activities

    many but i'm not in any

    Great for these types of students

    people who are self motivated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    i give the school 3 out of 5 stars because of the financial aid process.

    What to do for fun

    go to the library.

    Food and Dining

    no food and dining. theres a lounge you can eat in if you bring your own food.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    great professors who will work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    use all the resources they provide and get help if you need it.Get your financial aid out the way early because if you wait it will be a nightmare.

    In three sentences

    It has amazing professores ,nice students and an amazing library. People who really want to help you succeed. late hours so you can get your work done no matter what you got going on.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always see campus security around on campus which makes me feel very safe. A very safe campus from my point of view.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everyone and you pay a student activity in your tuition so different outings are available for your liking.

    Bang for the buck

    You really do get a great education at a fraction of the cost of universities.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of nearby restaurants and fast food establishments nearby. There is also a cafe next to the bookstore along with the little cafe inside the student center.

    Dorm Life

    There are new dorms in the works at the central location, but there are plenty of apartments and rental homes around downtown to accommodate to college students.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has their system running off of firefox, which can sometimes be very annoying when the system is jammed from everyone on, trying to enroll for classes all at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pack your patience, this is not your ordinary community college, there are lots of students who need help too, so remember everyone working there, truly does want to help you.

    In three sentences

    HCC is a great school to transfer credits from because they are more affordable than other major universities. The campus is spread out throughout the city, making it very accommodating to students all around the city. They also cater to the student's schedule, offering many semesters with different ways to attend class whether it be online, in person, or both.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can study with friends, hang out in the library or just talk in class.

    Food and Dining

    No food, just vending. Or just buy snacks in the book room.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. This is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are great here. They help you, and Houston Community College system offers free tutoring. A LOT of teachers give extra credit on some assignments but don't except it from every teacher. But in all this is great school for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Make sure you have a car. 2. Make sure you pay attention in class, it helps. 3. Get all supplies needed for class, this isn't high school. 4.Save money for books. 5. Get class on time, and don't miss class. 6.Pick your classes early, they go fast.

    In three sentences

    I like this college for the time being. It's quick and easy, and has many classes to choose from. Plus, it's cheaper than a regular university.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It depends on what branch of the college you are going to attend, but for the central campus there are many museums to check out

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining options near by and walking distance. There are cafes within the college.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The good thing about this college is that they teach you step by step and the professor always listens.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is fun but remember to always keep up with your school work. Always talk to an advisor if you are not sure about something.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great college for students who are trying to take care of basic class. Is a great college for those who want a 2 year degree. Most Important is a great college to prepare you for the university life.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    186 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are cops around and they do their jobs.

    Greek Life

    No greek life here.

    What to do for fun

    HCC offers some activities to do outside of their campus. You can sit on their benches and I guess, read? One time, they played bingo. That was fun.

    Food and Dining

    They don't cater food here. Though there are vending machines here, I would prefer healthier choices. They have a school store but they don't serve any healthy stuff.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here. It's a 2-year college.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer excellent classes with good teachers, they do grade fairly and have a system for it.

    In three sentences

    HCC has very experienced professors. HCC is underrated. HCC tries their best to keep their students happy.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    187 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty good

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Film Club Horticulture Club Sociology Club It literally goes on and on...

    Great for these types of students

    Transitional students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zip; it's a community college get in get out.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap prices; standardized classes

    What to do for fun

    Clubs of course!

    Food and Dining

    Only buy packaged food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a door.

    Academic Rigor

    It's honestly just average. Basically much like my AP classes in high school but more laid back.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your goal here is to get in and get out. You are not meant to stay here, and I wouldn't recommend stopping here either. So just focus and keep going.

    In three sentences

    It's pretty much a transitional place. You get in you get out. It looks like an office building.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety at campus is very good starting with officers at every campus at all times. Also, these officers can walk you to your car at night if you need it.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great place for those students who are trying to save some money. And, also for those who have a hard tome adapting because the classes are of approximately 325 students. Unlike, a university that has hundreds of students. You can also manage your schedule better with online and night classes.

    What to do for fun

    There are some sports such as soccer. You can also always work on camopus in something you might enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria on campus where you can take your food and eat. And, for a snack there is also a bookstore that sales just abut every snack.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms in this college. But, I don't think they are necessary because there are campuses all over which means you can choose the most convenient one for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are not as difficult unless they are academic based classes. As long as you are dedicated and not procrastinating everything should be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    students should take as many classes as they think they can handle. Some of them should be on campus, like the one's that are you weakest subject. You should also take online classes to help manage your time.

    In three sentences

    This college is a very safe environment and it is very clean. There are several campuses around the Houston area which is very convenient. Most importantly it is affordable.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    189 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent and your safety within the school is guaranteed. We have cops all over the school at every point in time. And they are very vigilant.

    Great for these types of students

    Science students and students who love sports. A lot of games are being held through out the year.

    What to do for fun

    HCC hosted a kinds of games, sports et al. We had art shows and few social events within the school. Students interested in sports would really enjoy HCC.

    Food and Dining

    In a 1-5 star range, I would rate HCC 3 stars. We had canteens but not fast food outlets. I did go out of school to buy burger.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dormitory.

    Academic Rigor

    In a 1-5 star range, I would give HCC a FIVE star; as in EXCELLENT. I was pushed beyond where and who I was after I enrolled into Houston Community College. I am 3.6 GPA student; this granted me opportunity into Sigma Alpha Pi and Phi Theta Kappa. These esteemed society gives you exclusive opportunities and benefits for various scholarship in the United States colleges and help boost your resume.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always register for classes on time. Join a learning group to share ideas. Don't forget to get back to your instructors if you have any problem in class. HCC instructors are very supportive in general. It's like a family learning environment. Also try to utilize the mini semester opportunity; it will help you get few of your classes out of the way. The library closes it 10:00 pm; if you are working and you get off at 5:00 pm, using the library till 10:00 pm like I do will help you a lot.

    In three sentences

    HCC is a school that is proactive in providing a good learning environment for all the student from different cultural background. HCC instructors are very thorough in educating and teaching their students; that students from HCC tend to do very well when they transfer to other colleges. HCC is a money saving school; students tend to pay less in HCC compared to other colleges in United States or Texas State as a whole.

  • 10/31/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe and has security guards on duty.

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer a lot of clubs, from Anime clubs to Sports clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want a taste of college, but exactly sure. It isn't anything like high school if thats what you're worried about.Campus

    Bang for the buck

    Attend this school.

    What to do for fun

    I don't really spend too much time around school besides going to classes. But they library has plenty to offer, and I know they have a of clubs that you can join.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of food, from fast food chains, to restaurants. Just depends on your preference.

    Dorm Life

    I currently don't stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Keep your grades up and be productive. A productive student is always a healthy student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start and finish plenty of scholarships, don't let class work pile up, and be positive and productive.

    In three sentences

    The staff at Houston Community College are very helpful, and resourceful. The campuses have plenty to offer. It's very different from high school, very relaxing, and whole other experience altogether.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    191 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is a very safe place because there are police officers who maintain law and order.

    Greek Life

    There are sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities to take part in.

    Great for these types of students

    students who are thinking of going to a university should come to HCC to have a better laid-out foundation

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fire drill

    Bang for the buck

    Its a really friendly environment where everyone id willing to help each other out.

    What to do for fun

    There are different sporting activities.Academic associations that are gives you room to meet new people. There is also homecoming week which includes free skating and movie with families and friends

    Food and Dining

    There is a dining hall with a microwave and vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    There is no hostel available

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be a hardworking student and one who is never tired of reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend orientation. Be open to ad visors when discussing your academic. Do not be afraid questions from colleagues.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great college with high educational standard. Students are entrusted in the hands of good and experienced teachers. Everything a student needs to achieve college success is provided.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    192 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Overall they have good safety. They have a security guard checking all around campus.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot of clubs and activities to choose from, and if they don't have a club for what you want then you can make your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Hcc is a good college for everyone, every single one of their campuses are very diverse. Hcc is also a good college if your onlytakong your basics, or not sure on your degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that Iknow of.

    Bang for the buck

    Hcc is probably one of the cheapest schools I've been to. Although they do charge out-of-district fees which I don't agree with.

    What to do for fun

    Every campus has a student lounge or two, You can watch tv, play pool, or simply have fun at one of their student karaoke nights.

    Food and Dining

    They have good food at their Deli's and they also have vending machines all over the school.

    Dorm Life

    WE don't have any dorms, but overall the college is pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Hcc is a great school in regards of their academics. I've learned a lot since I've been here. Their teachets are very hands on, and will stay after class to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If youbare planning on attending I would suggest attending a campus first, and getting as much informarion as you can. Look at what classes are like, what classes you would be taking, what the cost of it all is going to be. Be informed before you register.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community college is very well organized. Hcc has really hood teachers. Hcc is overall a great college if you haven't decided on a major yet.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    193 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    The community college itself is not rigorous but credits are transferable national wide.

    Tips for prospective students

    The fact that it is a community college doesn't mean that you can allow yourself to slack. Remember, a good GPA is what allow you to transfer to a university later.

    In three sentences

    Avery affordable institution that welcome almost everybody from newly high school graduates to middle-aged students who seeking a degree after a long time away from school. The diversity of the students body is varies among campuses but mostly you will always find students from all backgrounds, all ethnicity and all-around the world. I highly recommend every students to start your college career here at HCC, where you can save a lot of money instead of going to a four-year university and at the same time, experience different career choices that you may want to consider during the first two years.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    194 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police officers around in two sometimes 3 patrol cars, they do not hassle the students at all, they mostly just stand around in case they are needed.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for high school students fresh out. Hours are great with full time workers and parents. Great to get your basics done before transferring.

    What to do for fun

    There is a small gym by the C wing and a soccer area in the back. Parking is not bad, so you can go and come as you like between classes. Concerts are held with Baby Jay and festivals as well. Every Friday there is the Farmers Market in the corner of the parking lot.

    Food and Dining

    The book store has good hours and tons of different food. There is a subways, Wendy's and chick-fil-a all close by. The galleria is only 3 lights away and Starbucks is right down the street.

    Academic Rigor

    The Westloop HCCS location is completely updating with a new art gallery and a veterans counsel for students. Classes are offered at great times and online classes are available. The student council is always holding different events for students and there is a high school higher education for the next generation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always look up ratemyprofessor before you pick a class. Also make sure that if you are trying to transfer after you attend that you get a list of what school your going to requirements are. Not all schools accept each class so make sure you do not waste your money on random unneeded classes.

    In three sentences

    Professors are willing to help you and are very inspirational. Most professors are laid back and can relate topics to current events. I love the Westloop HCC location been here 3 semesters and have learned so much from each professor I have had.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    195 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    HCC have lots of clubs and activites. they have sports clubs, academic clubs and Muitli- Cultural clubs.

    What to do for fun

    I usually go to library and listen to songs in computer lab. and spend time with co-students.

    Food and Dining

    They have snacks at the bookstore and also have vending machines in the lobby.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life in HCC.

    Academic Rigor

    Teacher engages students in rigorous content that is cognitively complex, thought-provoking, challenging, and conceptual. Teacher presents concepts in multiple forms and domains using instructional resources that go beyond textbooks and worksheets [authentic primary & secondary source documents]. Teacher employs a gradual release of responsibility model to move students toward independent learning. Students pose questions and solve problems using high level critical and creative thinking skills that demonstrate depth of knowledge [Bloom, Hess, & Webb].

    Tips for prospective students

    Recognize the environment. Adjust to the changes in the academic requirements Create your solid friend group Time management The dreaded exam week

    In three sentences

    Its pretty good college. HCC is something good to start with. its extremely helpful.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    196 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of school activities as well as sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since Houston Community College is well known in Houston a lot of people have trouble with financial aid, enrollment, and any other school related paper work. I would advice to have this all done at least two to three weeks before the semester begins.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a good economic college to attend for those who have issues affording to continue their education. There are many campuses all around Houston. The great thing is, most of the professors also teach at other universities, for example, my biology teacher also teaches at the University of Houston and Sam Houston University.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    197 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    More than 87

    Great for these types of students

    All students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many places and many campuses to chose from

    Bang for the buck

    Best college to get all pre requisites done and all general core curricula

    What to do for fun

    Many student organisations and also many spots teams.

    Food and Dining

    No meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not overloaded. Classes are relatively easy and not hard to pass as long as the required work is done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay foccused, stick to your degree plan, go to every class.

    In three sentences

    The stepping stone for college and for a better career. The college offers many programs and degree options. Great and affordable education.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    198 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food is sometimes great at this school. Houston Community College has nearby places where students can eat or dine.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at HCC.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    199 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security officer are helpful and attentive. They always keep your safety a priority.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ping pong table

    Bang for the buck

    There is a Burger King and a Murphy's Deli in walking distance of the cafeteria food is not what you seek. There are additional parking garages which are cheaper than the parking lot in front of the Coleman campus

    What to do for fun

    Several of the programs offered at the Coleman campus do contests or giveaways for certain games. There is a ping pong table at this campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Starbucks at the Coleman campus

    Dorm Life

    I'm not in any dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class I've taken are challenging!

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school that offers a variety of classes. Has programs for all types of careers. Various locations to attend.

    In three sentences

    Great school that offers a variety of classes. Has programs for all types of careers. Various locations to attend.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    200 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Just trying to get a minor degree and transfer to a major university

    Bang for the buck

    Expect to pay for a degree and not for an education. I didn't learn much but the school was quite easy.

    What to do for fun

    Katy doesn't have many fun activities. All their really is to do is workout, go to bars, and eat at nice restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is ok for studying, and the ladies in the cafe are extremely friendly. A tad bit pricey but worth it for breakfast.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for HCC, but there is also no jurisdiction for the Katy campus so no way to get lesser payments for classes

    Academic Rigor

    HCC is not a very prestigious school nor should you expect to learn much, Community college is a close follow-up of highschool. Just do your work and you will be OK.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand this is not a University so do not expect the professors to be University Professors. Every school has a good teacher in it, just a matter of finding them. I would recommend ratemyprofessor.com to check how professors teach, grade, and rated by other students

    In three sentences

    I currently attend the HCC katy campus and the online distance training. The education is much easier to understand since this is a community college. Every College is about the same when it comes to ease in finding what you need; I received my Associate in Arts

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is there for whatever concerns you may have. Walk you to your car, stalker, or just don't feel safe call campus security.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have an variety of clubs and activities. Even volunteer work for your resume or an internship they can help.

    Great for these types of students

    Wanting to learn Been out of school for long time Need extra help Need a little push Wanting to change your life.

    Bang for the buck

    You get all the perks as a 4 year university without all the people and the hassle. More hands-on willing to help.

    What to do for fun

    Participate in activities and on the student board. And at different gathering that HCC may have to help you be a more well rounded person.

    Food and Dining

    No food at my campus. But the other campuses appetizers look delicious

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    The better your grades are the greater your chances of receiving scholarship and grants.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Be Prepared Go to class Don't give up

    In three sentences

    Junior College is a great experience for anyone looking to farther their education. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and always their to help. The classroom sizes were small which allowed for more hands-on with the teachers.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    202 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus I attend has been know to have had some criminal mischeif. I have not heard any major safety issue around campus, but I have heard of student getting their cell phones stolen.

    Clubs and Activities

    HCC provides many clubs and organizations that students can take advantage of being involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students of any age, gender, race, or ethnic background would enjoy their time at HCC. The school is very diverse.

    Bang for the buck

    The close academic relationship a student can have with their professors at HCC is outstanding. The student can set up a time to meet with the professor during their office hours. Many professors allow their students to text them or e-mail them questions and concerns about the class.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to become a part of. The counselors can provide good information on the different clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The campus where I attend has a bookstore where they sell many items you would find in a convenience store. They also have a microwave to heat your food in. There is a Wendy's and Murphy's Deli very close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    HCC does not offer dormitory.

    Academic Rigor

    It is college so students need to apply themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective student will definately be able to make their transition into the college world. It's important to have talked with a counselor before they start classes for the first time and throughout the semester. It helps to explore the abundant resources this school has to offer. Prospective students need to make sure they do their research on what books and supplies will be needed for a class they plan to take.

    In three sentences

    HCC is a great school to begin your college education experiance. First time college students will be able to get acclemated to the college life without it being too overwhelming. HCC has numerous resources to help you succeed in your education career.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The college I attend has many activities for students to have fun including celebrating different cultural celebrations.

    Food and Dining

    This is a small college therefore only has a small bookstore where one can buy snacks but students are more than welcome to bring food and eat in the students lunch.

    Dorm Life

    The college I attend does not have dorm on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Attending this college was the best decision I could have taken because it is small and the teachers are available and willing to help all students in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have clear your goals if you want to transfer keep track of the classes you need so you do not take extra classes you do not need.

    In three sentences

    Small class size that allows a student to feel comfortable. Teachers with a high standard of education to pass on to the students. It is a college system wirh an even higher level of expectations for the students.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    204 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The French Corner isn't too bad, but it's on the expensive side. Try subway or luigi's pizzeria for cheaper food.

    Dorm Life

    Non-applicable.

    Academic Rigor

    Join the Honors College if you want academic rigor, or choose a science major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with your professors, work hard, and search out as many opportunities to take advantage of as possible. HCC offers so much, so don't let it go to waste! You can build up some good contacts here for career help too.

    In three sentences

    Great assistance--everyone wants to help but doesn't always know how. Expect events to not be organized to a 't'. Learn a lot and make lots of friends.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    205 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I honestly have not the slightest idea what you can do for fun at the college cause I don't really stay long after class I just go straight home.

    Food and Dining

    I've never tried any of the food at the college so I wouldn't even know how the food taste.

    Dorm Life

    Since Houston Community College is just a community college I don't stay in dorms cause one they don't have dorms as you would see in other colleges. So I just live at home for the time being.

    Academic Rigor

    I honestly don't think that the classes are that most of the classes that I've taken are that hard I guess because the classes aren't that challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for students that do or are planning on attending here that even though people may be rude and whatnot that you should just keep your head up and just pay attention and focused on what you want to do in your choice of college. Cause I'm here for one thing and one thing only and that's to do my very best in my classes and succeed.

    In three sentences

    I would say that Houston Community College can be a great college, but it depends to me on the location that you attend to because some of the people can be awfully rude. I can say that they do offer some of the courses that I'm interested in which I'm eternally glad for because other than that I wouldn't even bother with this college or just the location that I attend to.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    206 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    there aren't any dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is always a good plan B option if all other choices fail.

    In three sentences

    This college of choice is a good choice for a first time freshman who needs to learn the basics of being in college. You get to learn how the classroom works with the professor and how to communicate as an adult.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    207 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is campus security onsite. If you form a close-knit fellowship with your classmates, a sense of trust can be built. If you're bringing your own (expensive) tech with you to school, invest in a kensington lock and always lock your computer (return to log-in screen) when you're away from your workspace for a bathroom break.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school does have student groups focused on certain interests. If you aren't the party-arty kind of person, joining these groups during their breakout sessions are a great way to meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're fresh out of high school and you aren't sure what to take. Pick up a few classes here and decide then.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    Is this school worth your bottom dollar? No--however, if you need to take certain classes to meet university requirements, the credits do transfer over. The school is affordable but don't dabble in meaty courses as they aren't worth your time and effort. If you need a social science credit, sure go here otherwise don't spend your college dollars on their major courses.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends and schedule to do things outside of campus. There are student groups if you prefer to do activities within the confines of the school.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on the campus you'll frequently be taking classes in, don't expect a cafeteria or a mall food court. Whatever restaurants are close by is what you get. If you want good food, you'll have to venture further away from campus. If you don't, vending machines are your best friend?

    Dorm Life

    I can't speak for dorm life as this school doesn't afford housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Keep in mind that this is a Community College not a major University. When you're taking classes, don't expect to walk out of this school inspired by one instructor. There are only a few instructors that actually care about their job and will do as much as they can to help you succeed. As for the others, they lecture, hand you homework, and bolt for their next class or their coffee break. Very few instructors in this school will troubleshoot issues with online assignments as they aren't tech-savvy enough to bother--giving you a lesser grade in the course than you hoped. Their math department is horrible and undeserving of their expense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although affordable, this isn't a school that you would want to highlight on a resume. Instead, this is a kind of school where you get what you need and leave.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great school if you're looking to stave off student loan debt. A handful of staff are helpful and friendly. There are a plentiful amount of activities outside of the usual studying.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    208 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There are police on campus and outside patrolling at all times, keeping things in order.

    Greek Life

    There aren't many (maybe not any) sororities or fraternities at HCC.

    Clubs and Activities

    As mentioned, there are very few clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Don't slack off because you think it's just a community college, you can be put on academic probation and lose financial aid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes there is free food in the common areas, that's always a plus.

    Bang for the buck

    To go to HCC, if you get financial aid, you will not need any loans. You can get a few grants and all your classes will be paid for with money to spare to buy books, a laptop, pay for gas, etc. Classes are way cheaper than at a big university and you get a smaller classroom where you can get to know the students and sometimes the professors.

    What to do for fun

    There is little to nothing to do for fun at HCC. There are some extracurriculars and clubs, but not enough to find any sort of fun at a specified level.

    Food and Dining

    There are restaurants around, but none on campus. The HCC campus I am currently at only offers vending machine snacks and drinks, as well as snacks and drinks from the bookstore.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at HCC.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your professor, classes range from super easy to very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't look down on a community college for it's title; they are real schools that offer great opportunities.

    In three sentences

    HCC is a good transition school. It will get you into the college world if you feel you are not ready, without costing you college money. It is a good school to consider if you are undecided on your major to avoiding taking so many loans.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    209 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    100% security

    Greek Life

    no information

    Clubs and Activities

    great

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who need skills to meet the growing economy of today.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no unusual tradition

    What to do for fun

    great club activities and sports

    Food and Dining

    no food but available shops on campus

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    great

    Tips for prospective students

    It is affordable and will blow your mind.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is one of the oldest and credible colleges in the United States. It is affordable and it is diverse with multi-campuses. it has a wide variety of programs with superb instructors. I really enjoy being a student of HCC.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    210 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get to know people and hang out especially if y'all take the same classes. The more people you know the more studying and help you can get with your classes. On holiday they have performance and traditional food for you to eat and they celebrate for the better of the students.

    Food and Dining

    They have surrounding food places for you to enjoy before class or after class. They have food machines on campus and some campus even have a food cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorm..it's a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    They have some great programs for different majors. You just ask and they will help you with the classes you need for that major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best and stay focus in all your classes. If your in Houston and want to get a further in your education, Houston community college is the college for you.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school to go to for your basic they will help you if you need help. The teachers are nice and the environment is good if your not really comfortable with a big school. I like how they have different campus,so you don't really have to travel far from where you live.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    211 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have police on campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in yet, because I don't have enough credits yet. But I will apply for Phi Theta Kappa.

    Clubs and Activities

    Performing Arts, M.A.Y.O

    Great for these types of students

    All who want to safe money by earning the basics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get in touch with the arts clubs like performing arts or animation, then you will have funny events in costumes.

    Bang for the buck

    Do CLEP tests. Enter in Clubs. Connect with as many people as possible in school and you get more out than you would think.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy different clubs and also the student life departments is really active with many events. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    It's alright, but could be better. At least it is cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Not living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am fully satisfied with all professors so far. Also the system works well with offices like job center, advising and clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to meet as many people you can on campus. It is like a huge system that is connected to each other. It will help you for academics and career.

    In three sentences

    The HHC is a great for to get your Basics. Advisors and Professors are nice and helpful and the different departments are always there for you and make your study life enjoyable. They also accept CLEP tests which can safe you time and money.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    212 of 225

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have a weight room at the location that I am at so that is convenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask your advisors lots of questions to help you choose the right classes.

    In three sentences

    A great school for those looking for a cheaper option. So far all of my lecturers are well organized and prepared for class. The application and registration process was easy.

  • 03/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    213 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Come with the right attitude, come prepared to learn and better yourself, and do not be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Since I started attending HCC, I have very pleased with overall institution. The advisors are helpful and knowledgeable; they really want to see you succeed. The instructors are very informative on the material and the syllabus is easy to understand.

  • 04/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    214 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    HARD WORKING

    What to do for fun

    IN SOME CAMPUS, THEY HAVE LARGE SPACE FOR STUDENT LOUNGE TO ENJOYS AFTER A LONG STUDY DAY. ALSO, LIBRARY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES EVER IN HCC.

    Food and Dining

    NOT APPLY

    Dorm Life

    NOT APPLY

    Academic Rigor

    4 STARS OVERALL

    Tips for prospective students

    FOR THOSE FRESHMEN, TRY TO SEARCH FOR CLASSES EARLIER TO GET THE BEST CLASSES WITH YOUR WISH PROFESSORS. ALSO, THEY CAN TAKE MORE THAN 4 CLASSES PER SEMESTERS. IT WILL BE EASIER IF THEY PUT AN EFFORT ON THAT.

    In three sentences

    OVERALL, HCC IS ONE OF THE BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN TEXAS. THEY HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF CLASSES AND MAJOR FOR STUDENTS. ALSO, THE PROFESSORS ARE ENTHUSIAST AND KNOWLEDGABLE.

  • 05/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    215 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Much of the security pays no attention to whats going on unless you're loud.

    Greek Life

    There is none that i know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can join sports teams and extra curricular organizations run by the professors.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for laid back, but studious people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The second floor is the hangout/relaxation area. Its quiet and Has comfortable seating with efficient space.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are reasonably priced and the supplies are overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    The college hosts a lot of activities for the students and their families but mainly at the Katy campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of fast food places close by and in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are not too hard depending on your strong suits and what professors you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use rate my professor to get a feel for what to expect from your professors. Utilize the resources available to you while there.

    In three sentences

    The college is small, interactive with its students and have a very helpful faculty. I enjoy my time here and would recommend the school to others. The professors are very understanding, reasonable and willing to help.

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    216 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There's a small deli, a bookstore with snacks and vending machines. Not a lot of options, but theres plenty of restaurants around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Lived at home, no dorms here

    Academic Rigor

    I took basic classes before transferring, but nothing was too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good for live at home students, or for those who want to explore options. Awesome transferring process to other schools. Be on top of your work and check your professor at ratemyprofesor.com before signing up for a class.

    In three sentences

    Smaller classes helped me to understand the material better. Lots of classes offered all over the campuses, lots of options for students. Katy campus is always busy, good library and lounge.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    217 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Houston Community College is home to the International Community College Fraternity, Phi Thetta Kappa. We are Omega Sigma.

    Clubs and Activities

    Houston Community College has a superb selection of clubs. There is at least one club to fit your needs. If not, form one! HCC acknowledges it's students' concerns and loves making campus life work for the students.

    Bang for the buck

    Stay up to date with the events Student Life has going on throughout the year. Most events serve food. Save your lunch money that day and buy or receive for free the food the clubs and organizations offer on campus. You will eat great, learn of local restaurants, support good causes and become involved with campus life.

    What to do for fun

    The clubs and organizations at HCC are always doing something. Come out to one of our marathons, festivals or shows. Houston Community College Central Campus is located in Mid Town right next to the Museum District. Enjoy fine dining, the arts, clubs and more.

    Food and Dining

    I have never been fed as well as HCC feeds me except when I go to mom's house!

    Dorm Life

    Houston Community College does not provide dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    Houston Community College is a community college about you. If you choose to excel, you will excel. If you choose to fail, you will fail. HCC has a fair grading system and has classes fit for all academic levels whether Adult Education, Honors/AP classes, Regular classes, multiple levels of Basic classes to help students get to college level reading, writing and math and Dual Credit classes for High School students.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Houston Community College's website, www.hccs.edu will be, should be and is your best friend. Know that website in and out and your life will be so much easier. 2) Talk, talk, talk to your advisers and professors. They have been around a while and have heard many things, including whatever it is you have going on. They can help you stay on track even if you need to drop a class, leave school for a little while or whatever the case may be. They are here to help, use them. 3) Get involved! The best way to stay on track and succeed in college is to get involved at campus. Join a club or two, volunteer, do community service and vote.

    In three sentences

    Houston Community College is a great first college to get in, achieve your immediate goals and go on to bigger brighter opportunities. At Houston Community College the Advisers are dedicated to helping each individual student achieve his or her goals for school while attending HCC whether they are to receive an Associates Degree and transfer to University or a Workforce degree to begin a career after school. HCC is home to Phi Theta Kappa, the International Community College Fraternity, has plenty of ways to be involved on campus and partners with some of the top schools in Texas for easy transfers for students looking to further their education.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    218 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    National Society

    Clubs and Activities

    MALSA Club Health Club

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for student who work the teachers would understand your situations since the also once where in your sit.

    Bang for the buck

    Addition to this Houston Community College is about 10-15 minutes away from downtown. Some relaxing study spots are Japanese Garden in Herman park and Discovery Green. There will soon be a new garden in front of the Museum of Nature Science where I am sure that would make a wonderful study spot .Also with the new Metro rail coming up the access to the schools in Houston will be more cheaper and no more stuck in traffic or wondering how long you have to walk.

    What to do for fun

    Houston Community College have a lot activities through out the year that are free. You will see this evens been posted in there campus Facebook page or around campus. All of the clubs are welcoming to the new comer in the events. Aside from campus Houston TX is a very large city where there are always festivals almost every weekend. Not to forget free Thursdays are free museum day. You will never get bored in Houston TX there is always something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    The Gulfgate shopping center have good restaurants. If you are looking for fast food there is Sonic, Whataburger, McDonald's, Wendy's, Subway and Panda Express. If you have time to eat with no rush Dots,888,Osaka,Wingstop,Ihop and China start are good spots.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms at Houston Community College yet there are houses in the area where it would be a great idea to rent with a few fellows.

    Academic Rigor

    In my opinion it is not hard to study in this institution. According to what I have hear the other colleges can be a little more hard in the time and flexibility.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a starter make sure you talk to the counselor about your classes and the career you wish to pursue. They would be more then glad to help you look for colleges and plan your few years in this college. Also go to ratemyproffesor.com to check out rating of students towards professors. Do not forget to ask questions about how others are doing in the classes since this will give you an idea of how those teaches teach and assign.

    In three sentences

    I am convinced that Houston Community College is a good place to begin one education. The hard working staff helps you through every step to assure a bright future to the student. In my point of view is perfect for students who live in low income or prefer small classrooms.

  • 05/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    219 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FEMALES: I suggest you avoid night classes as much as possible. There have been many reports of muggings and crimes against women during evening hours on campus. If at all possible, get morning and afternoon classes.

    Great for these types of students

    Introvert type. If your nervous about attending a huge campus with thousands of students then you may feel more comfortable starting your college life at HCC.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The 2nd story bathroom is haunted (fyi) lol its really just a joke between me and a few girls from my EDU 1300 class but the lights do tend to flicker off and on at weird times

    What to do for fun

    My most enjoyable pastime is my daughter. She is the reason im in school. We enjoy going to the park, watching movies & painting our nails. Im also an amature cook, as I'd like to call myself, so I'm always looking for new recipes and ideas to try out in the kitchen. Another hobby of mine is photography & media/tv. I hope to be very successful in the field of communications so i can pursue my dream of a talk show host.

    Food and Dining

    I attend the Alief campus. Currently there is no cafeteria on site (hopefully that changes), but there is a wide variety of tasty food in the area that's not too pricey. But if your trying to save money and still eat healthy, i suggest you bring your own food, because no one can survive off of the bookstore snacks alone.

    Dorm Life

    HCC does not offer dorms to their students, so my dorm life is at home. I do love it because I get to be roommates with an adorable, bubbly 3 year old (my daughter). But I recently moved two blocks away from the campus so if they did have dorms, i technically would be living on campus or campus property.

    Academic Rigor

    HCC has a wide varaity of academics. From African dance to sign language, they cover almost everything you can think of between the multiple campuses. They offer a lot of different ways to keep up with your class work such as Media Library, Library, Resource Center, and free tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you attend the Alief campus, try your best to enroll in Dr.Dino Sandifer's EDU 1300 class. Let me tell you, this class will be such a great icebreaker into the college life...you'll definitely thank me for it!

    In three sentences

    HCC is a great college, especially to those of us who may have been out of school for a few years. The professors, staff, and counseling members are very resourceful and thorough when it comes to attending to one of your needs. whether you plan to graduate or transfer out from HCC, I can honestly say this is the place you need to begin your dreams.

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    220 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Important to all because there are a lot of security on campus.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life but I wish it was.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot of great clubs you can join like art club.

    Great for these types of students

    friendly

    What to do for fun

    Join an organization

    Food and Dining

    You can only get food from the book store, vending machines, or surrounding restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Great rigor for all students

    Tips for prospective students

    Get you financial aid done early so there is no hassle.It is a great school. The teachers are wonderful

    In three sentences

    The school has very little crime. The school has wonderful school. The school has great teachers.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    221 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HCC has officers inside and outside the building. They take safety seriously and have done a superb job of keeping students out of harm's way. I've never had to fear for my life or my possessions.

    Great for these types of students

    HCC is great for everyone, whether it be starting or returning to college or just going for the sheer fun of it. It's also a great college to start at before transferring to a much larger 4-year university.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices for classes, material, and teachers are exceptionally reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join and special events to attend. You'll always have something to do at HCC.

    Food and Dining

    They've got a bookstore and a deli that have a wide array of food options. You'll never go hungry or get bored of the food, as there is always plenty to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms for students to live in but that's to be expected from a community college. There is a plethora of fairly inexpensive apartments within walking distance of the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many classes with fresh and intriguing material. All the classes connect together extremely well. You'll see tidbits of sociology, psychology, speech, etc. being talked about and/or applied in other classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind and stay focused when attending and success will be yours. Always ask questions to make sure you clearly understand the material. Discuss the class and the material with your classmates. And of course, study often and study smart.

    In three sentences

    HCC has some of the most enthusiastic teachers I've ever seen that work tirelessly to see their students succeed. Students and teachers are friendly and welcome everyone with open arms. It is impossible to fail at this school with all the resources available and the teachers always ready to assist you.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    222 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have escorts and a direct line to the campus police.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of greek life since I'm just taking online courses.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not a member of any clubs or activities but there seems to be plenty for students to join if they are inclined to.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for distance learning.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not go on campus very often so I'm not sure what traditions they have there.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    I'm taking online courses so I don't realy have much interaction on campus but the website shows that there are multiple activities for students to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus as I am only taking online courses.

    Dorm Life

    I take online course so I don't know what the dorm life is like.

    Academic Rigor

    So far the classes have been extremely easy but I am on my first classes and I'm sure they will get progressively harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your counselor if you have any questions regarding the college process.

    In three sentences

    I am taking online courses at HCC and they have been extrememly easy to understand. The instructions are clear and well written. The material is extremely easy for first time students.

  • 06/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a few clubs but no sports.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not as challenging as other colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do financial aid as soon as possible. Sign up for classes soon do not wait until the last minute.

    In three sentences

    From 1-10 I would rate Houston Community a 6. It is a small, two year college and teachers are great. The down fall is financial aid.

  • 06/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If you want to have fun, get involved. I certainly wish I had the time to be more involved in campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    I take online classes so I have not experienced any dining on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am just getting started so I cannot yet assess this.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared. Have your paperwork in order and have some questions ready before you go to talk with someone. You won't want to waste anyone's time.

    In three sentences

    Everyone I have talked to from my academic advisor to admissions department personnel have all been super nice. Everyone seems very eager to help new students and is knowledgeable about their areas. The facility is always clean and quiet.

  • 07/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never had a problem while staying late for evening classes. I sometimes sleep in the library or anywhere on campus in peace.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am only in my first year, so I can't really say.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to save money and/or planning to transfer to a uni. Those who are serious about their education and career but may not necessarily want to experience college life which includes cramped dorms, being stuck on campus if you don't have a car, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely cheaper than universities but still pricey if you are paying out of pocket with no financial aid, which was unfortunately my case last semester. I still owe a few hundred dollars before I can sign up for next semester's classes. Financial aid should be kicking in, though.

    What to do for fun

    I'm only in my first year at HCC but so far I've attended a couple of events. There are no real clubs that I know of but Houston always has something going on, especially in the museum district, which can also be educational.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafes on every HCC campus that I visited, along with plenty of restaurants near-by, especially in downtown Houston. After hours of studying, food availability is a must. Cafe is not gourmet or anything, but it fills you up.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Do research on the teachers because some are unnecessarily tough! Most are challenging enough. You will write an essay every two weeks for most, homework is given in all classes, and reading is a must. I learned a lot in my first semester and am going back this fall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early if you plan on taking core classes, as they fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    The Houston Community College system has campuses all over houston. The classes vary and students have a lot to choose from.