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John Wood Community College Reviews

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  • 09/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a good school for self-starters and people looking to get a good jumping point. It is also good if you are looking for a cheap starting point like me. I know that I would be able to survive at a university easily, however it was price that drew me here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared and don't slack off. Even though its a community college, its still college. There is still work involved and attendance is almost mandatory. It is also a good idea to stay on the good side with your teachers. Most of the professors are down to earth, nice people. The more you get to know them, the better off you will be in class as well as down the road if you need a reference when transferring.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a community college, it is very cheap. You are looking at around $4000 a year. It is definitely worth saving the money considering most people are live at home while attending. The only costly thing will be food. The cafeteria runs about $5+ for a meal while the meals aren't that great to begin with.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is ok, considering it is a community college. It is definitly not the typical college experience however, it is still very social and a good, CHEAP, jumping point for the rest of your college carreer.

    Am learning a lot

    You learn quite a bit. The professors are super nice and willing to help you no matter what. The professors really know what they are teaching and are passionate about their subjects. This really helps when they are helping you and teaching since they put all they have into their work.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Plenty of awesome campus security, except one who takes his job very seriously and will not hesitate to give students parking or any other kind of ticket. I would rate about 9 out of 10.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student government, psychology club, math clubs and etc.

    What to do for fun

    There are several academic programs and extra curricular activities for students.

    Food and Dining

    JWCC has lunch catered in by County Market Catering Services. The food is mediocre.

    Dorm Life

    JWCC does not have dorms. 0

    Academic Rigor

    Professional yet laid back. Instructors are there to see their students succeed. In most cases instructors are willing to go above and beyond for their students. Even if that means staying after class to make sure their students are comprehending the material. 10 out of 10.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attendance is mandatory to a students success at JWCC. Secondly, students need to dedicate at least 2 hours per credit hour to their studies. Thirdly, JWCC has some of the best instructors who are more than qualified in their profession and can answer questions that students have on the area of study.

    In three sentences

    I would rate JWCC a 9 out of 10. It is an outstanding school that is dedicated to the success of their students and equip them with the tools necessary for their chosen career.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ive never felt in danger on campus

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Several clubs to pick from but they don't do a whole lot.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    great little lounges all over that are perfect for taking a nap!

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny

    What to do for fun

    Watch sports, get involved in different clubs

    Food and Dining

    Local grocery store caters in everyday for food!

    Dorm Life

    Non existent.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty easy school

    Tips for prospective students

    School is pretty small, but if you want a small school it'd be perfect for you. Apply for scholarships because they have a lot that they give away! I am currently on a full tuition waiver scholarship for leadership so check out all of them!(:

    In three sentences

    John Wood Community College is all-in-all a great small school. Its affordable, fun, and nice. Perfect for a student who wants to save lots of money!

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    lots to get involved in!

    Great for these types of students

    students not ready for a big university.

    Bang for the buck

    super cheap!

    What to do for fun

    Theres not a whole lot to do in Quincy

    Food and Dining

    Food is catered in every day

    Dorm Life

    non existent

    Academic Rigor

    It is slightly harder than HS.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships!

    In three sentences

    JWCC is a great, inexpensive community college. Class sizes are pretty small. Tons you can get involved in!

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Plenty of opportunities to get involved and make friends .

    Food and Dining

    Again, I commute to school.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to school.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are moderately difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as much financial aid as possible.

    In three sentences

    Great for local residents. Very frugal decision to get the general education requirements out of the way. It may not be a very large university, but it is very friendly.

  • 04/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    John Wood Community College is great for any student who is nervous or fearful of big campuses.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very affordable, but at the same time, the learning atmosphere is very professional.

    What to do for fun

    I find going to the library fun. However, there are lounges and stores that are available for students to pass the time.

    Food and Dining

    I, actually, have not eaten at the campus before. However, I do like that they send the lunch schedule straight to your email. They seem to have a wide variety of food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    While there was talk of putting some dorms at the Quincy campus, I am not sure if it followed through. So, for the moment , I have no review of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at John Wood Community college are only difficult if the individual makes them difficult. I have felt that the classes were very entertaining, yet at the same time, interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to, just like any other school, be prepared to keep up on your work. It is best to stay focused on your goals and realize how important this really is.

    In three sentences

    John Wood Community College is a great place to start off. Not only is the tuition very affordable, but there are many classes to choose from. The staff that I have met are also very friendly and helpful.