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Kaskaskia College Reviews

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  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the biggest worry, for me, was someone hitting my car. kaskaskia college's campuses are small, and well maintained. most have security personnel who watch closely and are very helpful. (my car battery died once and security willingly jumped my car at no cost.) kaskaskia college is in a low-crime area. although, it always advised to lock your car doors and keep an eye on your things.

    Greek Life

    no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are plenty of clubs and activities; my favorite was going to plays the drama club put on.

    Great for these types of students

    - students seeking degrees in nursing, cosmetology, automotive, and more. - students wishing to acquire an associate degree, especially those planning to transfer to more extensive colleges. - students with a smaller budget or wanting to spend less.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    - near exam time and holidays, kaskaskia college campuses put out free cookies, drinks, and other deserts or snacks for its students and staff. - free coffee is always offered and sometimes there's even hot chocolate, too. - kaskaskia colleges computer labs are really big, updated, comfortable, and offers free printing. their computers have almost all programs that could be needed for classes except those needed for the digital media classes.

    Bang for the buck

    - students have the option to obtain their textbooks from wherever they choose: the college bookstore, online, from peers, etc. - kaskaskia college is very low cost at a maximum cost of about $5,000 per year, depending on the program or degree path desired.

    What to do for fun

    kaskaskia college and it's campuses are in small town, more rural areas. there are some stores, movie theaters, parks, and camping sights in these areas but, overall, there isn't a whole lot to do without traveling approximately 45 minutes or so to many nearby bombing cities such as effingham, il, edwardsville, il, peoria, il, or even the st. louis, mo, area.

    Food and Dining

    there aren't cafeteria's but the campuses do have a designated area for eating. these areas usually have the basic kitchen setup: microwaves, coffee pots, toasters, necessities (such as styrofoam cups, plastic silverware, napkins, etc.), cabinetry, and sinks. these areas have very comfortable tables and chairs to sit and eat at, too!

    Dorm Life

    i don't believe there are dorms. it's nice to have the freedom of living on your own, choosing if you have roommates, where you're going to live, etc. kaskaskia college is in a low-rent area and there are many housing options available. some people would prefer the experience of living in a dorm or simply not have so much responsibility, therefore, this may be a negative to some.

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor really depends on what you're going to school for, here. most of this college's courses are challenging and have a lot to offer. some science and math majors may be disappointed but it also really depends on what professors you take classes with. the professors tend to be very nice, easy to approach, are helpful, and hard working. but, of course, not all are. kaskaskia college's nursing program has a reputation for being very intensive and educating. it's also a great preparatory, two-year college.

    Tips for prospective students

    - buy your textbooks online; you'll find them much cheaper there! - try reselling your textbooks to other students. the professors are often very eager to pass on the word for you! - research your professors. there are a few that don't teach very well. - get involved on campus! there are clubs, activities, and even sport teams!

    In three sentences

    kaskaskia college is based in centralia, il, but is also quite spread out in the surrounding area. it's a great school to attend for cosmetology, nursing, automotive, or for quickly (and cheaply) getting your generals out of the way for other degrees. it's very low-cost, budget friendly, and offers a very wide variety of classes in with a small town feel.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    I would not know. I live at home while attending this college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep this college in mind, as it can save you or your parents a ton of money.

    In three sentences

    Great college for students on a budget who are pursuing an associates degree. Even though the cost is much less than other colleges around the quality of the teachers is great. Overall the college has a friendly and caring atmosphere.

  • 11/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Kaskaskia offers a lot of extracurricular activities. Kaskaskia has several clubs and organizations students can join. Kaskaskia offers a numerous amount of sports that students can try out for. Attending Kaskaskia basketball games is a popular social event to go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of Kaskaskia. It is way cheaper and you will be done with college faster compared to the students who start off at a four year University. The teachers are more then willing to help you so take advantage of their help.

    In three sentences

    Kaskaskia has allowed me to get my Masters Degree in 3 years when normally it would take me 4-5 years. It has also given me a cheaper route to start off with so I'm not in debt.

  • 11/14/2012

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

    4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Movies, study groups, and sleeping.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but attainable.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be on time 2. Study 3. and have fun

    In three sentences

    Kaskaskia is exciting, rewarding, and driven in motivation to providing the highest level of education a student can receive. The staff is encouraging and the teachers are awesome. A great to place to study nursing.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's pretty safe; several security guards are around the campus to help with anything.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in a sorority (or a fraternity, for that matter), but during the Meet the Clubs days, I found the sisters and brothers to be very friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Loads of fun! There are so many to choose from and the students and faculty are very accepting and great to be around.

    Great for these types of students

    Cosmetologists, nurses, art students, therapists... almost any type of student can make their mark here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a fall picnic every fall semester for the students. Also, next door is a correctional facility but in my time at KC, there hasn't been any problems regarding the place.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are worth the money; it's also pretty cheap.

    What to do for fun

    A whole range of clubs, some organized and run by the students. There's also a fitness center and a fitness trail.

    Food and Dining

    The culinary students make the food here, so it gets progressively better throughout the semester.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, so I cannot give a total review on this, but I hear the apartments across the way are great!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are the right kind of hard. They're also very fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun, respect your professors, and join the clubs!

    In three sentences

    Kaskaskia college is a great starting college. Its community of students are very friendly as well as the staff, and the classes are fun because the professors make it fun. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are constantly security guards walking around the campus, as well as cameras set up making sure all is safe and sound. It makes you feel more safe walking through the campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are awesome, especially the KC Agriculture Club!! You can do all kinds of things; the Ag club travels all over the United States to compete and travel and tour multiple learning facilities and competitions.

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes their meals can be a little pricey if you buy each individual thing, but they have combos and meals available that are cheaper and better to eat, so I would recommend eating the combos!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs! There are ALL kinds of clubs to join, including the Agriculture Club, the Accounting Club, Phi Theta Kappa, and etc. That's the way you meet more people and make new friends!

    Food and Dining

    It is pretty good! They have a daily special that they do, and it is always the best! The culinary kids themselves cook the specials during the 2nd semester, and it's the best!! The special can be anywhere from a BBQ Swiss Burger all the way to Prime Rib or Crab Legs! Yum!!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are good here! The classes can be kind of hard, but all colleges have those types of classes! The teachers are always there and willing to help out in whatever way they can to help you get that A that you're striving for.