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  • 07/08/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    19 out of 19 people found this review useful. 1 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who have to provide for themselves or who's parents can't offer a lot of financial support. It's great for anyone who wants to get a great education for less.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think any less of yourself for having to attend a community college and not a known 4-year school. I frowned upon the fact that I had to go here instead of a university, but after its all said and done, I was so thankful I made that decision! I received a great education that was extremely inexpensive and without much stress. This school is great about offering financial aid. It is a great place to get your education- affordable, well-rounded, stress-free! The knowledge I gained here is no less then what I would've earned at a university!

    Bang for the buck

    My tuition was almost free! Earning financial aid through this school is easy to attain.

    Did enjoy being here

    The school is right in the middle of a great suburban area, so I was able to find a job close to the school and make a little more money.

    Did learn a lot

    The school offers various ways of teaching for all types of learners. The tutoring center is definitely a great thing to take advantage of!

  • 01/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Relaxed- It's a pretty laid back place

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the professors before you register. There are some absoulutely amazing teachers here, but one or two that you should avoid at all costs.

    Bang for the buck

    Unbeatable prices! Defeinetely reccomend anyone to take first 2 years here, and this is the main reason.

    Am enjoying being here

    A nice campus, but can't wait to transfer to a full 4 yr college.

    Am learning a lot

    I've taken some great College Level courses here, in a small, (mostly) student friendly environment.

  • 12/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of students. In a way its high school again for 2 years, thugs and all. But just remeber everyone is more respectful, no fight and no confrontation.There are several activitys for students, track, baseball, and soccer, i dont know about football. This college has debate, arts, acting, and sevral outher activitys that can compete with the nations top colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    You dont have to be ranked No.1 in your class to be the top in class. Just Study hard (enough) and understand the course and you'll do fine. Dont over due yourself. Take 4 to 3 classes at first to prepare yourself then go crazy but becareful texas has a 3 drop limit.

    Bang for the buck

    I just completed 3 classes and will attend 6 more with my fafsa and i will have a refund back to keep for myself yet to help me with living expenses. In total, this year took a fouth of my financial aid , i had an EFC of 0 so you do get more bang for your buck. But dont stop trying to get scholerships, they will help you alot. With tuition, you get acces to the gym thats open during college hours, the student center where you can lounge and play pool and outher activitys, and professional's help for you classes at no cost to you.

    Am enjoying being here

    With classes not excceding 25, you have a better teacher student experience. Most theacher teach three classes so they do remeber there students by name and by profile that student can tell there professors. The students are very respectful, it like high school in a way but there none of the yelling, respect gaining, gang nonsence. Students in college understand that there paying to be there so they understand that they have a goal to accomplish. There are no living quarter but with several loctions in houston, it no more then a 10 minute drive from your house.

    Am learning a lot

    I took three classes my first semester in college in the fall of 2009. I took Spanish 2402, English 1301, and History 1301. Yet the classes were hard in a since of you had to work for your grade unlike high school, the teachers helpped you through out the entire way with small classes.

  • 04/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star is great for students who aren't sure what they want to major in or need to continue to stay at the job they have. The availability of classes at different times and the variety of classes allow almost anyone to figure out what path they want to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to register for classes as early as possible--you'll get the pick of the best times and best classes.

    Bang for the buck

    It is VERY affordable to attend Lone Star. The financial aid that is available to veterans and students with hardships is varied and thorough and the scholarships offered to students who excel in classes are phenomenal. I truly feel like I am getting an equally good education as my friends at state schools for a fraction of what they're paying.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do in between classes at any campus. From free coke floats on one day to seminars that provide study tips the next day, there is something for everyone to do. It almost feels like you attend class but have recess for the rest of the day.

    Am learning a lot

    You may hear about how certain classes at 4-year universities are extremely hard and designed to weed out freshmen. This can be discouraging and difficult for many students who are unsure about the transition from high school to college. Lone Star provides a challenging and valuable curriculum in each of its classes that rival these weed-out classes. The courses are just as rigorous as any private or state school, but the instructors actually see you as a person and not as another grade to submit.

  • 03/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here and get your basics out of the way before going to a university. You will have smaller class sizes but the teaching is the same quality. And you won't have to spend 500-700 dollars just for a basic english class.

    Bang for the buck

    Full-college learning for a much reduced price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy the classes, but I do sometimes wish i could be at a university and experience student life like that.

    Am learning a lot

    This is a very good community college. I feel blessed to have this education available to me for such a cheap price. I feel as though the classes are the quality you would receive at a full university, but rather than having to go to an auditorium of 300 students, I can attend classes at Lonestar of only around 25-30 students where my teacher knows my name and my grades personally.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Homeschooled students (like me!). High school graduates who want to make excellent grades in freshman- and sophomore-level classes before transferring to a university (you save a load of money and have a much more personal, intimate teaching environment). Those who want specialized degrees that require 2 years of college or those going to nursing school. Continuing education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to attend new student orientation; the information you obtain is invaluable. Go to class! It's amazing how many people do not attend class but expect good grades. Get to know the professors. They are a fantastic bunch of people who will help you succeed in any way possible.

    Am learning a lot

    Starting college at the age of 16 was a little daunting; after all, from sixth grade on, I was homeschooled, which was great. I received a terrific education from my mother, as well as other teachers in homeschool co-ops. However, by the time I reached my senior year of high school, I had taken all of the classes necessary for a high school diploma, but neither my parents nor I were ready for me to attend a university. The solution was Lone Star College, which has enriched my education by enabling me to learn from outstanding professionals, preparing me for a university setting, and helping me create lasting relationships with other students and staff. Before I started my first semester at Lone Star in Fall 2008, my parents presented me with an interesting financial aid offer. They agreed to pay for my classes and books as long as I made As; any other grade would result in me having to pay them back for the class. Thus far, I’ve only made one B; but my success can be attributed a great deal to the outstanding teachers at Lone Star. I have taken several classes in which I would have made significantly lower grades had it not been for the additional time and tutoring provided by professors. Had I taken those classes at a university, I likely never would have had the opportunity to receive one-on-one private help from a professor in order to excel in a class. But at Lone Star, every professor I’ve had has taken a personal interest in my education. They truly want students to succeed, whether they’re working toward an associate’s degree or planning to transfer to a larger university. When I transfer to a university in Fall 2010, I will take along many excellent habits that formed as a result of my experiences at Lone Star. One of the best preparational tools Lone Star provided me was new student orientation. I went in expecting to hear about how great Lone Star College was; instead, I received excellent information about how to succeed at the college level. I was told about the importance of going to class, getting to know my professors, and getting involved on campus. In five semesters of school, I’ve only missed one day of class, and I let my professor know in advance that I would be absent. I have made it a point to privately meet every professor I’ve taken during office hours, and they have always been accommodating and helpful, whether I needed tutoring or advice on my future educational goals. Additionally, I’ve attended a number of free seminars, made great use of the math lab, and become an officer in Phi Theta Kappa, all of which has contributed to my education. I have not just attended Lone Star, I have received an outstanding education that has prepared me for success at the university level. Classroom learning and good study habits aren’t the only things I will take with me from Lone Star as I continue my education. I have developed wonderful relationships with many of the professors and administrators, many of whom have written letters of recommendation to assist me in obtaining scholarships and acceptance to a university. I believe these are people with whom I will have a relationship for the remainder of my life because I had the unique opportunity of getting to know them in a smaller, more intimate environment, and they were invested in my success. I also have developed close personal friendships with people from all walks of life. I’ve learned to appreciate people’s differences, opinions and personalities, and I will continue relationships with many of these people long after I leave Tomball. Without question, as I one day think back over my educational experiences, I will consider attending Lone Star College one of my best decisions. The community college experience has helped me grow and mature, both personally and scholastically. It enabled me to learn how to become a successful college student, and I developed relationships that will positively affect me for the rest of my life.

  • 09/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 7 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    First year college students.

    Am learning a lot

    This school is strickly a profit organization and with that in mind does not value the studen's best interest. The financial aid department has poor communication and in fact you must see them in person to conduct any matters you may have.

  • 12/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking to transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you already know you want to go to a big university or the similar talk with them about taking classes at a community college and transferring as much as you can. You'll save so much money and work with smaller classes that can really benefit you.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is great if your trying to save money or want to take cheaper classes outside of a big university.

    Am enjoying being here

    Usually my classmates an I are there waiting outside of class up to ten minutes before it even starts. My classmate have been wonderful to work with. The Financial Aid office was a mess and you have to constantly stay on top of them but the other advisers are welcoming and informative with a reasonable side that I appreciate.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers I've worked with have been wonderful and helpful. Open and helpful after class it's made going to school so much easier knowing I can e-mail or contact my teachers at any time and knowing they'll reply to me in a timely manner. They have been willing to work with us in a way that I can only describe as bending over backwards. If anyone fails any of the classes I have right now, which aren't easy, it isn't because of a lack of help from the professors.

  • 12/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Figure out your academic plan. It will help you figure out the classes that you need or don't need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out ratemyprofessor.com and check out the professors of your intended class before you pay for the class.

    Bang for the buck

    The tutiton is very low. Lower than other universitys. Still its a good price to just get an associates degree.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment is very open and enjoyable. There are many clubs to join.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are small and the teachers are very hands on. They will take the time to answer questions and help you understand the material.

  • 04/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students are not to let the fact that it is a community college make you feel less of yourself for attending. Also, use the resources they give you to become a better student.

    Bang for the buck

    With all of the resources at your fingertips, such as tutors, labs, and online classrooms, it is definitely more than worth the cost. It is a great quality education at a fraction of the cost of a university.

    Am enjoying being here

    On the Kingwood campus, we have plenty of student activities and clubs, and they have many fun things going on. Just a few days ago we had a craw fish boil, and around Mardi Gras we had a parade. The campus is kept very clean, whenever your leaving a bathroom a janitor is coming out.

    Am learning a lot

    At this school the professors are very well educated and well versed in their subjects. It is usually very easy to understand the material as well. There are lots of resources here too to help you learn, such as math labs and a writing tutor in the library.

  • 06/19/2009

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone serious about having a quality college education rather than the social prestige of being able to say they went to this or that big name school. You can always transfer to those later. I am after I get my 2 year degree (the basics).

    Tips for prospective students

    Check the cutoff dates for application to each semester. Register for your classes as soon as possible and take the Texas required placement tests early. Otherwise, this is a great cost-cutting way to get your education without going broke, in debt or taking all of your parents' retirement money to fund your education.

    Will learn a lot

    I have been told by my brother and others who have attended that community colleges tend to be harder than the big name colleges. I expect to learn a lot and gain my associate degree here.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Freshmen that want to get their GPA up, or students that want to receive an associate or bachelor degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions, nothing will ever get answered if you don't ask. The staff is there to help you!

    Bang for the buck

    My tuition at the university was a little over $6,000. When I transferred here, my tuition for first semester was a little less than $800! Need I say more?

    Am enjoying being here

    North Harris does a lot of cool activities for their students. I’m more involved here than I was at the university I attended my freshman year. There are many programs and organizations to be a part of here. I’m active with two organizations myself. It’s really easy and fun to stay active in school activities here.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning a lot about myself and my career field. I assumed that community college was for people that didn't have money or weren't sure about their college major. When I came I was shocked to see how many people came here because they wanted to. It's an easy going atmosphere, but filled with faculty and staff that are ready to help you around every corner. All you have to do is ask.

  • 02/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who had low high school GPAs or SAT and ACT test scores. It is a good way to pad your GPA before transferring to a university. It's good for students who are in poor financial situations, because the cost is low. It is extremely good for people wanting to transfer and save money before transferring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go in expecting the college life. Go in and focus, and get out as fast as you can. If you aspire to go there for your entire degree, then good luck. It is hard to keep yourself motivated. Try and remember that being there is getting you one step closer to your real dream of transferring or of getting your Associate's Degree.

    Bang for the buck

    This place definitely has bang for the buck. The only reason I am going there is to get my basics out of the way for cheap, and be able to transfer to University of Houston for the rest of my undergraduate degree and eventually attend graduate school there (hopefully). If you are looking to simply get your basics done for a good price and not have to worry about a long drive, I'd recommend Lone Star hands down. They have a variety of locations that are close to your home, and the tuition rates are extremely cheap. It only costs me around $800 a semester for 15 credit hours. That figure is, of course, not including books and cost of living. That's simply tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have always dreamed of going to a big university. Going to Lone Star is nothing like what I aspire to do or where I aspire to end up. It is hard to have as much motivation when you attend a school like this, because it's so uncompetitive, and it's right in your hometown. The 'college experience' is totally missing. It feels more like a high school, including the fact that half the people from your high school will be walking the hallways. Going to Lone Star makes it feel like you're still stuck in the same little place you were before you got there, the place you've been trying to get away from all along.

    Am learning a lot

    Although the quality of education isn't tremendously poor, it is very evident that the professors are not as educated or helpful as I'd imagine them to be at a university. Some professors lecture on topics that are completely irrelevant to what they test over, which can sometimes prevent you from receiving a higher grade since you're unsure of what to study. Some professors, however, are very helpful and seem knowledgeable in their field of study. The professor is the key to learning a lot, in my opinion, so this answer varies.

  • 02/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I have to say that it would be great for students that are able to manage their time or for students that are learning how to manage time. The teachers do a very good job at helping students that have trouble with time management and students that are able manage their time gain a lot of independence. It is also a great school for students that want to participate with extracurricular activities as well as classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Many of the classes are transferable here so it would be a great start before going to a university. Going to the community college before a university is very helpful since you take the same prerequisite classes but for a much cheaper price!

    Bang for the buck

    They offer a large variety of financial aid for students that are not able to afford going to school. As long as you have a proof of identity then it is not that hard to obtain!

    Am enjoying being here

    I like this school because it is not to big but not to small either. There are many activities and sports that are offered, along with, tools that are provided if students are struggling with their classes. I love that there are so many choices for the time that you can take your class and the late start classes if you are not able to start on time.

    Am learning a lot

    So far I have taken a philosophy, English, history, and math class and in each class the teachers really focus on helping the students. There are a variety of methods that are used to accommodate each students needs which is very helpful. The teachers do very well for offering their time outside of the classroom and using their time to get through the lessons.

  • 08/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People looking for technical or vocational degrees, people who aren't sure what they want to major in, people looking for a smaller step towards independence, adults wishing to return to school, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    -If you can, get classes taught by school faculty. While there are some wonderful adjunct teachers, it's definitely a mixed bag. -Don't expect this to be easy like high school. Think critically and study, study, study! -If you are a school whiz like me, join the honours program! Some of the classes weren't challenging enough for me, so I wish I had. -Go to the tutoring centre! If you can, start early and go often. I work there as an English tutor and can honestly say we are always glad to help. Don't feel stupid going there. Tutoring is for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want economic school options, THIS is the place for you. Each semester was less than $1,000 for me in tuition. They also have some scholarships available and I highly recommend their work-study program if you are eligible.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm glad I started here because community college serves as a great stepping stone to independence. Going to Lone Star allowed me to build up my GPA, adjust to the workload, and work a part-time job whilst not having to move out just yet or pay ridiculous amounts of money.

    Am learning a lot

    Don't expect less just because it's a community college; these classes are definitely college level. It *will* be harder than high school, but you will learn more and expand your horizons. For me, the challenging part was the social aspect and amount/type of work, not the material itself. Your mileage may vary because my peers seemed challenged enough by the courses.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Laid-back, down-to-earth students will excel at this college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be embarassed that you are enrolled in just a community college. Be proud. Be Lonestar proud.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is 1/3 of what one will spend at a university. We are learning the same thing as they are.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere. It is serene, peaceful and very conducive to learning. The students are well-mannered and respect fellow students.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes, definitely. The professors are helpful and approachable.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't wanna travel far away, who can't afford the cost of a pricey four year university, or for those who wanna go to college but haven't decided on what major to chase.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here to get your basics and possibly your major if they have it available. The price for classes is just too good to pass up and the teachers ( if you do your homework on them ex ratemyprofessor.com ) Also, know your way around the surrounding community, you never know when you're gonna need last minute supplies or a quick bite to eat. Finally, although it is the cheapest way to go in terms of college don't procrastinate in terms of saving money. The bill can add up depending on what classes you decide to get.

    Bang for the buck

    Not too much to say but simply this is the best deal in town for those simply wanting to get there basics out of the way for a cheap and effective cost. I simply love the fact that I didn't have to take out any loans or burrow any money what so ever in order to go to Lone Star. It is disappointing that I am leaving simply because the price is so amazing.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy being here simply because it's close to home and the surrounding area is perfect for the college student. The only things that aren't too great about it is that the college does not have my intended major which is why I am going to transfer to a four year university.

    Am learning a lot

    One thing I enjoy about Lone Star is that it's community college and yet the teacher's that I've had enjoy teaching there. I've heard stories from friends where they get teachers that just don't seem motivated to be there or look as if they are going through the motions. However my experience at Lone Star has been great for one major factor, the fact that the teachers their love to do what they do.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 264

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    i’ve been greatly attracted to the idea of attending lonestar college ever since i went to the north harris campus in woodland. last october, mom and i went to lonestar college cyfair campus talked to our representatives there. a close friend of mine and her mother also visited lonestar last spring and spoke highly of the exquisite beauty of the campus which sits on top of a ridge surrounded by the many small lakes, a different but appealing kind of terrain for me. they enjoyed the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and students whom they encountered and the smallness of the classes they attended. they were also impressed with how clean the campus appeared. though my friend will remain in lonestar for her college experience, i want to attend college in a different state, a new place altogether for me. i feel that sam houston college and university houston college is where i belonged, since i'am major in computer science. i choose to agree with the lonestar college. i don’t want a direct popular election because i want the smaller states to still have a voice, but, if america switches to direct popular election, the way things are, might just go worse. there are some good reasons for a direct popular election, and there are not good reasons for one too. i like the lonestar college a lot, and i would like the voting system to keep it that way. however, the lonestar college, being the geniuses they are, created a good places to study that would not cause any noices or any sounds that can affect our study time. one reason i choose to stay with the lonestar college is that there are many campus where i can selects, many campus i decided to go to, it will be cost the same as much as the campus which i currently attended . take arnold schwarzenegger for instance, he was a famous movie star years ago and he is now the governor of california. i believe that he only won because he being famous. if we take away the lonestar college and replace it with many others college, we could have save whole bunch of money. that way, the money that we have already saved, we could use that to get onto big big university and when i mean big. its mean the university that can train you good. there will be alot of people whos going to do my way because of not knowing what they are doing, and not knowing what they want to do with their life is going to waste of a lot of money over taken classes that are not important just only throw money away because of not knowing what they major in. by going with lonestar college, first can save you tons of money. second , it can get you through with all your basic classes english, goverment, us history, and others elective classes. third, it can prepare you before the big thing comes which is university.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus patrol can be seen heavily monitoring the parking lot, as well as hallways and walkways all over campus during all hours of operation.

    Greek Life

    There are some sororities and fraternities around, but they do not advertise much about them so it seems that they want you to come asking them for information instead of putting themselves out there.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 20 plus clubs ranging from sports to math. A great variety that has something for just about everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Lonestar is great for those students looking to transfer to a 4 year that is small and cheap.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have seen a few flash mobs around campus. Who knows how they are organized, but it's fun to see them.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition fees are exceptionally great. Any more cheaper and they would be losing money!

    What to do for fun

    There isn't too much to do for fun unless you are in a club, however as a student we have access to the gym at the main campus, and we also have plays, a small art gallery, and great lake scenery on and around campus grounds.

    Food and Dining

    Lonestar College offers the usual vending machines and coffee cart, but at the main campus they have a small cafeteria that offers fresh food make daily. The salads are the best in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging yet personal class spaces have helped me greatly in my experience with Lonestar College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends to study with in as many classes as possible. Just because it is a community college, that doesn't mean that the classes themselves should be treated lightly.

    In three sentences

    The tuition is excellent compared to other schools in the area, however some of the counseling staff seems lazy, uninterested in student needs, and sometimes unprepared.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police is great. Fast, responsive, and plenty of officers on watch daily. I personally love the escort to my vehicle at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every department has a couple of clubs or programs. They even have cool gamers club to play video games. A little something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Undecided, non-traditional students, financially burdened, and first generation students.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely saves you money. I am taking 3-4 classes a semester with price ranging to 750-920 dollars on tuition.Many payment plans offered make it easy to attend here.

    What to do for fun

    Sports or clubs are numerous. Offer exiting volunteer work with organizations in the woodlands like chamber of commerce and local high schools.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety in cafeteria and also close to many yummy restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Community college doesn't apply.

    Academic Rigor

    Has the charm of small classes which makes learning environment easier. However, classes are about average difficult. You have to study and put in effort and time outside of class just like anywhere else!

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early and stay on track with your advisors for transfer opportunities or programs offered to get you in the working field fast.

    In three sentences

    Great school to begin to flourish your interest in different majors. Definitely a money saver for your basic academics if you are not able to pay standard university tuition. They also have wonderful programs and staff to help you succeed.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 21 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    patient,like to study

    Tips for prospective students

    study study and more study

    Bang for the buck

    classes are affordable

    Am enjoying being here

    again basics are a waste of time and for that reason i do not enjoy attending lone star

    Am learning a lot

    basics are a waste of time

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 264

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe going to the college, I received a tour when I got to the campus and was shown where the security is located at, and I have seen them drive around as well.

    Greek Life

    I know they have a Greek life, but I did not look into it for myself. But, I have heard they do have it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many actives, and club's you can join. You can find them on the campus website, and on billboards throughout the campus, and you can ask most students and they can tell you what they have on campus, where they are held, times, dates.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a lesbian and I felt welcome, and excepted no matter what I believe in. I also noticed that the campus has a great diversity of people and that makes going to school here, a great choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I did not see any or hear about any unusual traditions at this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There is so much to do to make your experience at the campus eventful, memorable, and make lots of friends. Plus your getting a great education for lower cost then going to another University.

    What to do for fun

    There are all times of campus life, activities are planned and you are notified by your email for the school, and on bulletin boards.

    Food and Dining

    The food and choices are great, and location of the dining hall is easy to get too.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, and this campus does no have dorms at this location.

    Academic Rigor

    I would find out what they have available and be active in my school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell anyone interested in a college, to go to the campus and take a tour, ask about the student to teacher ratio, tuition and fee's at the college vs. other college in the area.

    In three sentences

    The Tuition, fees and online classes make it easier to go back to college. I like the atmosphere at the college, I find that there are people my age going back to school and everyone is very friendly and understanding.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 264

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    Clubs and Activities

    they have a fair amount of clubs, and i am sure the number will continue to grow.

    Bang for the buck

    for what you pay, it is great. the campus is very nice and the staff seems to have an interest in helping you.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms available.

    In three sentences

    it has an upbeat atmosphere. they try to make it a welcoming environment for students. it has more of a university feel than other community colleges i have seen.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 264

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    Campus Safety

    throughout the two years that i have attend this college not once have i ever felt unsafe. when driving around you always see police and security. at night it is very well lit and a lot of security throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many options when it comes to clubs, you can find something that will be perfect for you. i am involve with something called mission and has made my experience at lone star amazing.

    Great for these types of students

    if you are a student who has money issues then going to lone star would be a great option to consider because you can save so much money. another reason why someone should go there is if they are not sure what university they would like to attend then this is a great option because you can figure out where who you are and what will best suit you and your needs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are no unusual traditions on the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    you definitely get what you pay for. it was very reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    for being a community college i was surprised that there are actually many clubs and sports you can get involved in. there is something for everyone at this campus.

    Food and Dining

    there is a luby's in the main building which is very excellent. throughout the rest of the buildings there are also food options as well.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms at lone star, it is a community college without dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    since it is a community college it is a little more laid back and the professors are more understanding and are more willing to help you out if you need help with a certain thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    be careful when picking class, it is mainly up to the professor on how difficult the class will be. get to classes early that way you can be prepared for the upcoming class. get involved in any school you go to, it may be a community college but you will enjoy your experience a lot more if you are involved and have a lot of friends.

    In three sentences

    my experience at lone star college system, has been an enjoyable one. the teachers there have been able to help me with any and all my problems and give me the tools needed to complete my work. the courses have not been overwhelming thus making it easier for me to take time in my work and do my absolute best in everything.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 264

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    Campus Safety

    i have never felt like i could not walk alone by myself at this school, for the most part. they normally have security driving around in the parking lots also and sometimes cops on campus just to depends, so it is pretty safe i would think

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and activities too choose from no matter what your interests are i am sure you can find something here.

    Great for these types of students

    lone star is great for many students, especially if you live around the area and are looking to get your associates or just basics so you can transfer. i liked it because it is an easier transition from high school and not going straight into a huge college, so i liked it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i wouldn't say there are any traditions that they do all of the time. but they are always having events and things that all the students go to and have a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    you pretty much do get what you paid for the teachers are very caring and the classes go pretty smoothly. lastly it is not a very expensive school so it lives up to its expectations.

    What to do for fun

    well with the school personally they are always having functions and things in the common buliding along with the pool hall and games they have their. but around the school since it is in the woodlands there a few things that are close that you can go too just to get out if you have a break or anything

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining there is pretty good, usually they have a few things to choose from. since i have been there they have gone through 2 different places in the lunch area. even though they need to have some more choices though because hamburgers and chicken gets old after a while.

    Dorm Life

    lone star does not have dorms for students since they are a community college but they do have apartments close so this i can't really relate upon.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would say that you should always enroll an pick your classes early since they go fast and you want the best teacher always. i would also advice that you get involved in things at the school they are always having a ton going on and most things are pretty fun. last but not least do not stress about things, it just makes it harder for you to focus.

    In three sentences

    i have been attending this college for about two years now and they have been very good to me. they are always there to help you when you need anything, including advisors and counselors. the teachers are also a big help and will work with you for anything that you need.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 264

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy weight training and spending time with my kids.

    Food and Dining

    The college has a very nice and well menued cafeteria. It also has a cafe that serves amazing coffee.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to spend ample amounts of time for every class you take outside of class for your grade to be in the upper percentage. School must come first, after family.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the resources provided. Counselors are really helpful when scheduling classes.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending Lonestar college for my Spring semester. The professors seem to really care about the students there. Resources are provided to ensure your success

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 264

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    Campus Safety

    NOt that much safety

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs!!

    What to do for fun

    Movie and mall shopping center.

    Food and Dining

    There are alot of little places for food by campus

    Dorm Life

    There are apartments off campus or you can live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Outstanding

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, just because its not a four year college does not mean its not hard.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is an excellent community college, the professors at the Kingwood location are so willing to help and make sure you succeed in every aspect. I would definitely recommend anybody to attend.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its unusual going to college and not actually living on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot cheaper than an actual university

    What to do for fun

    Join a group and/or activity

    Food and Dining

    Nice cafe, good food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are knowledgable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Map out your time wisely! College is very different from high school... you are on your own when it comes to due dates and assignments.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending Lone Star College! The college is very diverse and offers many opportunities to get involved in extra curricular activities. I also enjoy experiencing a smaller version of college life, since there aren't as many students as an actual university.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 264

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    What to do for fun

    I don't know my time goes to studying and spending time with my family

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is great 4 stars

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus don't procrastinate make sure to study at least 2 hours a day and don't overload your work load

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is great they give a mother like me hope, they take the time to resolve issues that you may need help with. I just started at Lone Star in spring they have great and dedicated professors that have the passion to teach.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus security members around campus, so you always feel safe in case of an emergency. Not to mention, once your on a Lone Star campus, everyone respects each other and friendly, so there is no need to feel threatened.

    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star is great for every type of student. People returning from the military, People returning to school after an absence, and people going there right out of high school, like myself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The lake is probably one of the well-known spots for Lone Star. It beautiful, and a great place to sit by when you need to think of just study.

    Bang for the buck

    Going to a community college is perhaps the best financial college decision you could make. At Lone Star, tuition is a lot less than what you would pay at a 4 year institution. But that does not make it worse, the teachers are excellent, and the classes are smaller, getting you a more hands on experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and activity's to join and be a part of, it will make your head spin! it is absolutely impossible to name all of them. I am grateful for all these options, because they can help anyone feel at home.

    Food and Dining

    The Commons provide a wide variety of food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just an in between class snack. Not to mention the cafe sells Starbucks! Every college kid's dream.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, because this a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Each professor sets his or her rules, and they are reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Finish work on time, because those All-Nighters can be deadly. You will learn to love the library.

    In three sentences

    Really easy to apply and be a part of the Lone Star Community. The teacher are awesome, flexible, understanding, and talented. Honestly, Lone Star really helped me begin my college career, otherwise i probably would have not succeeded.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 264

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Music, Art, Government/Political Science, Philosophy, Film, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always a lot going on. Tie dying T-shirts, Civil War History month, awareness bracelets, clubs, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Good tuition prices, great learning opportunities!

    What to do for fun

    Lots of on campus fun. Organizations and meetings.

    Food and Dining

    Great prices! Healthy options!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors teach out of books, use powerpoints, have students write papers, summaries, reviews, journals, etc. It isn't just go to school, go home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books at bookrenter.com! Read ratemyprof reviews! There are some really good professors...you just have to find them!

    In three sentences

    LSC The Woodlands has high expectations. This campus has amazing professors and facilities. The staff/faculty really know what they are doing, and their organization and preparation shows.

  • 05/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Choose the right classes that fit your schedule, pay attention closely to the assignemnts, and pass with an A+

    Bang for the buck

    Money has risen a little bit, but it is a good start before attending a 4-year college/university.

    Am enjoying being here

    Lone Star offers many opportunities on various campuses.

    Am learning a lot

    Any class on-line or on campus is perfect for anyone. Choosing the right classes is the main decision-making for this school.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated...no bull please...

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive...

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here...open up to the teachers (some) and (some) they will open right back up to you...if you are willing and dedicated. The Veteran's Rep at Montgomery is AWESOME...GO VAL! She is a miracle worker for sure!

    Am learning a lot

    I love the professors here...especially at Montgomery!

  • 07/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 264

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    Great for these types of students

    Those looking for a serious education. Those wanting to learn. Those looking for a good student to teacher ratio. Those looking for an enjoyable, inspirational college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to school ready to learn. It is a fun but professional atmosphere which anyone serious about their education would truly appreciate. You will have a great time here, if you can, get involved, there is a ton to do!!

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the cost of tuition at many four years, you cannot go wrong here. It is significantly lower in costs than many other schools, You do not get what you pay for here, you get so much more.

    Am enjoying being here

    Any time I have come to Lonestar I have felt inspired to do great. There are alot of student programs you can get involved in and I promise you will have a great time. The teachers are very interactive with the students. I am returning to Lonestar from UT and am nothing but excited about it.

    Am learning a lot

    I would recommend Lonestar to anyone looking to continue their education. As a past student of UT I can promise you that you are not missing out at that four year. You are getting a better education at Lonestar then you would at UT. Professors here are very talented and qualified, they work hard, and they have a great student to teacher ratio. If you actually want to learn the material, you have choosen the right place.

  • 07/29/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't have the time or correct schedule to attend college full-time, those who are on a budget and students who need class sizes to be smaller and close to home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out your professors online first, if possible. Out of approximately 13 professors I've had over the years, less than a handful have been unsatisfactory, but it's just a matter of checking them out beforehand.

    Bang for the buck

    I received my Associate's Degree for a lot less money than my friends have been spending for their first two years of college at a full 4-year institution. Worth every cent.

    Did enjoy being here

    LSC colleges are the perfect size. The buildings themselves house a variety of classes, and the class-sizes themselves are perfect. Usually not more than 30 students per class, if not less. The buildings are modern and always well-kept.

  • 11/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star College is great for any type of student. Classes are offered for people who like waking up early in the morning, afternoon classes and night classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should go to class everyday and make friends with other people in your classes, so you can compare notes and possibly study together. Do homework as soon as it's assigned and don't get behind. Study sessions are available for almost every class, so use the opportunity to get help if there is a question you have over the subject by asking teachers, classmates, and going to tutoring sessions.

    Bang for the buck

    In order to do well academically, you must study.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at Lone Star College because the teachers and faculty help you with any problems that you encounter. In between classes, the scenery and environment are very pleasant. The other students are friendly and very helpful. Events and activities are occurring every week, so you can be involved in any activity, sport, or club.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers and faculty at the Lone Star College System teach students information in a way that is understandable. The teachers connect and understand the students in a smaller learning environment.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Some of the smaller campuses dont have as much of the degree classes, for example, the Fairbanks location does not have many computer/graphic design classes. Best thing to do is take the general classes, such as English, Government, Etc. at the campus closest to you and then focus on your degree classes which might all be at a different location. North Harris seems to have the most computer and graphics classes available

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely cost friendly, my mom has not finished her taxes so I was not able to apply for financial aid. But the price is so affordable I was able to pay out of pocket for all courses and text books

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the fact that it is a smaller campus than universities but still has the college feel. Not as overwhelming and more focus on specific classes.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are very educated and informed on their subjects and seem to enjoy teaching at Lonestar.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    study hard, stay focused!!

    Bang for the buck

    Financial aid is very helpful

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus!

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a tremendous amount throughout the fall semester and will continue learning

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Applied science students, such as nursing or radiology tech students. Also great for transfer students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Begin the financial aid process early. The department does not do a good job and explaining every document needed and how to fill it out correctly, so unless you've been through the process before, it's likely you'll need to go back one or more times.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its very safe in the area of Kingwood.

    Greek Life

    I am unaware of such activities in the Lone Star College system.

    Clubs and Activities

    Math clubs and other clubs are provided.

    Great for these types of students

    Small technical careers and full university transfer students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't really have any.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes you do get a great value for the educational advances towards your career.

    What to do for fun

    Its a community college so you can join a college club that's about it.

    Food and Dining

    Their is a small kitchen in the campus not the best variety.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor in the college varies on the professor but you have a great variety.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college system is a great way to get a good foundation on your bases towards a 4 year college degree.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College System is a great change in the educational environment. The class teaching is small and is well prepared towards the students. The teacher focus on the student being well prepared on the subject at hand then just a generalization.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join school activities

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet school advisers before registration Study the programs of potential programs before registration Try the career orientation test before registration

    In three sentences

    LSC is high quality college in teaching. LSC is No.1 in management and orientation LSC is No.1 in tuition fee

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria on the campus were you cam get drinks, pizza, chips, etc. There are also other sinning options close to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not to much of a challenge as long as your willing to put the time and effort in to get the grade you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to go the extra mile. Some of the teachers don't teach so it is up to you to learn the material.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a great place especially if you want to save money. They offer you access to tutors for free which is quite useful. The teachers are pretty good.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They have a cafeteria with a variety of food.

    Tips for prospective students

    ratemyprofessor.com is a great site to pick your teachers. Also register early go get the classes you want, they fill up fast!

    In three sentences

    I attend the Cy Fair branch, the school itself is beautiful and with attendance expanding to twenty thousand plus, it accommodates well. There are plenty of classes today take at any time. I will rate this school a 7 out of 10.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus is very safe, campus police routinely patrol the parking lot to watch for suspicious behavior. Campus guards walk the grounds and offer help or directions to anyone who appears confused or lost. Buildings are close and don't require students to walk long distances away from hearing ears. The parking lot as well as all path ways around the school are well lit.

    Greek Life

    Lone Star College System doesn't have Fraternities or Sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school doesn't offer to many clubs but does have a christian group for those looking for fellowship and support. Fun activities usually accompanied with free food are weekly at our school.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students still figuring out what they want to do with their life. Students wishing to specialize in particular fields such as welding, nursing, EMS, and Vet tech. really benefit because they receive certification for a great price and in short amount of time. Students struggling financially are given help and assistance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lone Star College System has multiple campus locations including Tomball, Montgomery, Woodlands, Cypress, and others. Each campus is different but do not share any unusual traditions, but do share beautiful scenery and fountains.

    Bang for the buck

    Class prices are great for students who don't want to get loans and the education received are well worth the price and more. Credit is earned with spending three times less than other University and class credit transfers to most schools.

    What to do for fun

    Fitness centers and work out centers are offered at each location and are free for students and each offers special classes like yoga, aerobics, and boot camp. Tennis and basketball courts are open at decent times for those with crazy schedules. The theater department offer plays and musicals to any one who wants to come.

    Food and Dining

    The food is only ok, not a lot of options, but still reasonably priced. Even though there isn't too many choices, healthy substitutes are still available. Many drink choices are available including different tea's, energy drinks, gatorades, juices, soft drinks, and coffees. Starbucks cafe is amazing offering most bought drinks at a usual Starbucks and muffins and breads.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not offered at the Lone Star College.

    Academic Rigor

    The schooling is rather easy, each teacher is different but most work with you and will be willing to work with your schedule, and most offer make up tests and quizzes and ways to recover points or earn bonus. Teachers review the tests and take out questions missed by a significant percentage of the classes and give curves.

    Tips for prospective students

    To the future students looking into Lone Star College System don't get distracted, stay on tract and keep focused on your future. Take advantage of the library and help offered by tutors and push yourself. Use your time wisely and manage your schedule carefully.

    In three sentences

    Exceptional describes the Lone Star College System. The staff are helpful in guiding each student in the right direction to their goals and sincerely interested in the individual. The teachers incorporate multiple teaching methods and are willing to spend one on one time to ensure the each student who truly tries will achieve.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police station located on the premises along with campus security, feels very safe.

    Greek Life

    The Phi Theta Kappa honor society for students with a 2.75 GPA and above.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all kinds of clubs; from spanish club to the harry potter club. There are honor societies and Phi Theta kappa for the students who keep up their grades. There are always clubs that you can join and volunteer with for extra curricular activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for just out of high school students along with returning students of any age. There is a place for any one and any age here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not witnessed any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is average for a two year college, teachers are well educated, and the books seem to be priced at an average price. The bookstore has books for rent for almost all classes offered.

    What to do for fun

    There are areas to sit in the trees and relax between classes along with a few outdoor covered areas. There is also a football/soccer field on the NW corner of campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Luby's located in the cafeteria along with vending machines. Always very clean and organized. Would be nice to have more food options for lunch.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm for this community college

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are of substantial rigor and seem just right for the community college atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your class schedule regularly, as there seems to be uncoordinated systems for payment and your classes. I know other students who have had many troubles with the payment of classes and then returned their money, then subsequently dropped from classes or unable to register because the system shows they have a balance owing.

    In three sentences

    The college layout in excellent along with their parking situation. The professors are well educated in their fields and generally give you the feeling that they care for you as a student and their teaching career. The website is somewhat confusing and takes time to navigate, especially the my account area where you follow your tuition charges and financial aid disbursements.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    i don't really eat there much but what i have was good and affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    so far i have not had any turmoil with my class schedule and getting projects and work done. when you sign up for your classes they tell you if you need to take less to cope with the load.

    Tips for prospective students

    register early! make sure you check your account for fasfa and scholarship documentation early or they will drop you from your classes!

    In three sentences

    they are affordable, and effective. they have a small problem keeping up with the scholarships moneys that are incoming. it is a long process to get to see the correct person to make sure it gets documented in time to be of use. we had to pay for classes up front this semester due to this.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have never had any problems. the campus is in a safe area.

    Clubs and Activities

    habitat for humanity.

    Great for these types of students

    any.

    Bang for the buck

    you save a lot of money.

    What to do for fun

    umm...sports or work out classes.

    Food and Dining

    it gets old and expensive.

    Dorm Life

    none.

    Tips for prospective students

    go here first before a big university.

    In three sentences

    so far my experiecne at lonestar has been pretty good. i have had very good teachers. the buildings are very nice and well taken care of.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    on campus security is visible inside and out side of the buildings. the parking lots are well lit and visible.

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs and activities scheduled to include a variety of the student populace.

    Food and Dining

    the student commons has a great cafe. the food is good with a great variety offered and the prices are decent.

    Academic Rigor

    honor classes are available.

    Tips for prospective students

    even though lone star college is a junior college, it is important to take these two years seriously. enjoy this time to join clubs and to get involved with the student population; this will look great on your college transfer record.

    In three sentences

    attending lone star college is a great way to complete your freshman and sophomore core classes and save money. along with small classes, the instructors are personable and accessible. the flexibility of class scheduling, online, hybrid, weekend and hybrid is awesome.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    for the cost, you can't beat this school system. amazing profs and student activities for a very very low cost.

    What to do for fun

    all the campus activities! they have many each semester and tons of various clubs

    Food and Dining

    the cafe isn't cheap and the food is so-so

    Dorm Life

    being a community college, it has no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    there are professors that will make you do work to succeed, and there are some that just float through the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    be a part of campus life. take advantage of all they offer you!

    In three sentences

    it is a great place to start and get yourself through the core courses without having to pay big bucks! the campus life was fun, but voluntary. i will always fondly remember my time at lsc-kingwood

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lone Satr has a very professional security dept. that enforce safety

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a multitude of different clubs at Lone Star. Clubs look great on university applications and job resumes.

    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star is great for those who are working while going to school. It is also good for those students who have a family to take care of.

    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star does come with a price but the price is far from that of a university. I obtained an Associates of Science degree and saved around 90% of tuition that I waould have spent at a univversity.

    What to do for fun

    The outlet mall is not too far form the Cy-Fair campus. But for LoneStar they provide many activities on the campus, not only for students but for families and the community as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are many resturants around the campuses.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star has no campus housing. There are many apartments around each individual campus. For example, next to Lone Star- Cyfair Campus there are the Lakeview Lofts. They provide individual leases like campus apartments do. They also come with many amenities and a beautiful landscaping.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star provides programs that let the student have a career like a student gets from a university, like nursing. Therefore the courses are not always the easiest, but that is a good thing. Lone Star prepares you for the real world in which your career will take place in.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must know what program you want to enter in order to obtain your career as soon as possible. Be prepared, ask questions and study hard. If you do those things, you will come outon top!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star provides an intimate classroom experience, where students are able to learn more because of the smaller classrooms. Lone Star provides a multitude of certificates programs and Associate programs that save the student money compared to a major university. Last but not least, Lone Star has many campuses around the Houston area in order to reach as many students as possible to benefit their lives by providing them legitimate programs, where the students can end up with a brighter future and career for them and their family.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lone Star offers a variety of clubs and organizations. Movie nights are offered at some campuses.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has it's own restaurants and lunch areas. They are clean and give you an opportunity to socialize with other students.

    Dorm Life

    Because of the multiple locations there aren't any real dorm for students to mingle and live.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star College holds there students to a reasonable standard. It's not up to the school to decide what kind of grades you make.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to be astonished by the variety of campuses available. The professors are as determined as you to make sure you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a convenient school to attend. It has multiple locations through the Houston area providing students with the opportunity to choose which locations you would like to take classes.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus safety is unbelievably great. nothing happens there. i can honestly say its the safest place iv,e ever been

    Clubs and Activities

    chess club, dance club, theater

    Bang for the buck

    nothing is cheap but there are places near for better pricing

    What to do for fun

    things i do for fun is play pool, ping pong, basketball and soccer with friends

    Food and Dining

    the food at lone star if great, its like having a restaurant next door.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life a an unforgetable because u always spend time with your friends

    Academic Rigor

    do your home work before doing the actual assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    show up for lectures and take detailed notes so when the tests come u will be ready

    In three sentences

    lone star college has been a great place to increase my academic learning. lone star college has a great leaning environment for studying. lonestar college has given me what i needed to decide what career to aim for.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not much.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO UP TO THE CAMPUS to ever get anything important done. period.

    In three sentences

    This school seems to be a typical community college. The tuition is reasonable and the experience is okay I suppose. The school does not seem to have too much student interaction for those who take night classes or perhaps work during the daytime.

  • 05/03/2012

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

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    Bang for the buck

    Classes are much cheaper than any other college and the tuition is close to FREE. The financial aid will basically cover everything that you have to worry about.

    What to do for fun

    There are thousands of ways to have fun in the Lone Star College, yet my favorite so far is the activity room and the different clubs you get to enter and make yourself.

    Food and Dining

    I only tried to food once and I feel in love with it. To me it seems a little pricey, but it is good if you do not have any lunch or any food to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here because it is a community college, but it is near homes and apartments and the closer that you stay to the college, the cheaper it is for your tuition.

    Academic Rigor

    In order to pass this school, you have to work hard for grades and to study, other wise you will be behind. Professors are willing to help you when they can and can give you advise, yet you still need to do your part.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a good education and want to learn about new things, this college is for you. You get to experience everything like a regular college does and a bit more with teacher that interact with you. The classes are challenging, yet it is not anything anyone can accomplish with a little studying.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star college system is a fascinating place with nice engaging professors, artistic and working students and should be more recognized at a school. The area is large, but the classes are small for everyone to have one on one time with the professor. The best thing is, the classes and the tuition is very cheap, so you can get the education you want with a fraction of the price of other colleges.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm apart of the disc golf club and we get together and play disc golf once a week.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe is a little greasy for my taste but their array of salads, fruit and yogurt is really awesome.

    Dorm Life

    There are not any dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging but it is manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to start your financial aid early because at the beginning of the semester the lines are really long. Make sure to find out a little about a professor before signing up for the class because you could get someone really horrible.

    In three sentences

    Every semester I have about 2 horrible professors who don's seem to care about teaching, but I've had a few really amazing professors who are fantastic at what they do. The campus can get a little crowded and wait time in lines can sometimes be horrible. But overall the campus is nice and kept well.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus since the campus police are nearby and the parking lots are always monitored.

    Clubs and Activities

    A variety of clubs are offered here for those interested in science, medical field, politics, fine arts, and even chess. There is a fitness center available.

    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star is perfect for first time college students and those who want to remain home. This is the place to adapt to college life without having to deal with 50,000 students and stress of being away from home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Fall Fest in October. Student wear costumes, there are activity booths, food, & rides.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that I am recieving a great education for a low price. There are so many opportunities and tools that are offered for free to succeed. At other schools you pay for tutoring and the science labs are the best.

    What to do for fun

    The Cyber Cafe is a nice place to hang out with friends and enjoy a cup of coffee. At the basketball court you can join in on a game and there is also a pool table. Near by there are various shopping centers, and mom & pop eateries.

    Food and Dining

    The food is your typical cafeteria fare, nothing special. They do offer healthier choices and meal bars for those days I'm in a hurry.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of profesosors I've had we're great but some could improve. Some of the professors don't take the subject seriously and make it an easy A class. If you're serious about a particular subject choose a professor who is challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not work full time while attending school, it is very difficult. College can be overwhelming the first year with all the activities, homework, & exams that are going on. Use the free tutoring!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System overall provides a great learning environment. The classes are small and the professors are extremely helpful. The advisors will provide you with all the necessary information you need to graduate.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your moneys worth. The education is top notch and good for a budget.

    What to do for fun

    The college itself provides many amenities. They also have many hosted events which work to enrich the student life.

    Food and Dining

    Most campuses are located in a centralized area where a lot of good food options are available.

    Dorm Life

    Affordable housing is available around the area. It is well priced and very comfortable and beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and the professors are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take advantage of all the help Lonestar has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Lonestar College System is truly committed to making their students successful. They provide you with all the tools required. I am glad I chose the Lonestar College System.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never heard of any incidents at our campus.

    Greek Life

    Only greek life I know of is the Honor Society.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities I know of are Veterans Club, Chess Club, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, and Softball teams.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who have very busy schedules. Whether a full time worker, a single mom, or both there is a schedule available that will fit yours.

    Bang for the buck

    All of the classes are very affordable when compared to a University price, and you get the same education, if not, better! The smaller classes and free resources for tutoring make it very competitive with 4 yr. Universities.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do, however their are some athletic teams and clubs available to those who are interested. However, the selection is limited.

    Food and Dining

    The food is expensive and it isn't good at all.

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college, so there is no dorm life, however the campus life is comfortable and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough enough, however they are manageable and the smaller classes make it easier to get help from the teachers. The school also provides a lot of tutor assistance at no charge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I have for prospective students would be to investigate the teachers prior to enrolling in their class, and also keep up with your degree program. Seek counsel from the counselors as often as necessary also. They are there to help.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is good for people who have very busy schedules and need flexibility. It's an easy transition for military veterans, and a lot smaller classes than at a University, making for a better learning environment.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    First time in college, first generation college students, had bad experiences elsewhere

    What to do for fun

    Check out the second floor of the Student Center to see what Student Life has going on. There are also tons of clubs to join and other ways to get involved.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life? Not really applicable to a community college, but the campus is very alive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors/advisors. Everyone here is very supportive and wants to help you do well.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a great place for students who are the first in their family to attend college, or who need a little help getting started. Student life (at the North Harris campus) is very active, which I love. There are so many resources here, and new ones are being added all the time!

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt very safe on campus. The security is great and there are buttons around campus you can press to call a cop if you are in danger. I even took night classes and the parking lots were well lit, I never felt scared.

    Greek Life

    Other than Phi Theta Kappa, I was not aware of any sororities. Lone Star does not make Greek Life as big a deal as other universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I took part of Phi Theta Kappa and it was a really neat group that was active in activities around the campus. Lone Star has tons of things to join! There is something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small classes where professors give each individual more attention. In theses cases, you get to befriend pretty much everyone in the class and it is easy to create study groups. Lone Star is also good for students who are unsure of what they want to major in or are not ready to fly the nest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, I thought it was strange that we were ducks. I saw the mascot walking around once or twice around the school which made my day. I really enjoyed how they would hold certain events towards finals week. I got free food and other goodies! It was nice.

    Bang for the buck

    Though I was disappointed that I could not afford the college of my choice, Lone Star seriously surpassed all my expectations. In a sense, I am glad I didn't really have a choice because I honestly feel like I had so much more opportunities. I was able to graduate within a year with my Associates of Science because they accepted a lot of my high school AP/dual credits that other Universities would not. Interesting enough, these transfer to the school I plan to transfer to! I saved my mom, who is single, a lot of money and I go in as a junior. Pretty exciting stuff that many people do not really know!

    What to do for fun

    My favorite thing to do was work out in their gym. The facility is pretty nice and they also have volleyball and basketball courts outside. In my Biology classes, we were able to go out into the field to do labs which was pretty cool.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers many healthy choices of snacks and different meals depending on the time and day. I have tried their sandwiches and they are pretty good, but I did not venture to buy that much food because it was overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Oops! Lone Star does not have dorms, sorry!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are continuously challenging their students. The faculty are experienced and come from other campuses to teach such as Rice, in fact, many times they give the exact same curriculum! Don't expect to slack just because it is community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    First things I suggest: find the tutoring center where you can meet new friends and get ahead in class. Also, it is very important to try and build a relationship with your professors. In this case, you have the chance to be with them in a close environment unlike four year universities. Take advantage of this, it will come in handy for future references!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star surpassed all my expectations; this college beats all the presumptions that others usually make about junior colleges. The faculty and people were very friendly, I was challenged academically beyond what I expected, and through the experience I also learned a lot about myself. I now look back at it to see Lone Star as an opportunity that opened doors for my future and not a second choice option to an overrated and costly four year university.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is all over the campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs available.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, the campus is beautiful! The cost of the classes is reasonable in comparison to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    Attend the plays and talent shows.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Luby's on campus. The food is great. I just wished they stayed open later. There are several areas around campus, inside and outside, to eat your meals.

    Dorm Life

    This campus does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to do your work. The grades are not just given to you. Some classes are a lot more difficult than others. Many professors are eager to help if you have a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn.

    In three sentences

    I give this school an A+! The faculty is very helpful, and the campus is beautiful!

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No problems with safety in the Montgomery branch of Lonestar. Everything seems very safe and serene.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    For a Community College, Lonestar offers a large list of groups and activities to attend and be apart of.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for literally anyone, especially those coming back to school after many years.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The free speech zone is pretty strange because it used to be the smokers pit and the first amendment guarantees are free speech anyways.

    Bang for the buck

    Best bang for your buck you possibly can get. Literally.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities and groups around campus, but for the most part, not too much to do.

    Food and Dining

    Lonestar is terrible when it comes to healthy choices of food. It only has fattening unhealthy food that really isn't helping anyone.

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too challenging. Study time is definitely needed but for the most part, the classes are meant for you to learn, and succeed most of all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go in thinking it's going to be an easy A, your going to have to work to get the grade. Also study everyday so your not cramming at the end to pull your grade up if need be.

    In three sentences

    Lonestar is a fantastic community college that offers many opportunities for all levels of students. The teachers are very knowledgeable and in my opinion better than most universities for the first two years. Lonestar is a very smart choice for anyone trying to attain a degree of any kind, at any age.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lone Star Police are always onsite and there to help you and protect you.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have the Phi Theta Kappa that I am trying to join.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to transfer like I do, choose this school system. They will get you on track to get to the school of your choice.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great investment for your future!!!!!!

    What to do for fun

    They are many types of intramural sports and extra activities going around campus each semester.

    Food and Dining

    food is ok here, nothing too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    They excell academically. They help students to strive for success and nothing less.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not know what career to choose, choose Lone Star. They will help get you on track as well as transferring.

    In three sentences

    This college really cares about the student. I attend this college because the professors take the time for a one on one with the student if need to, something that universities do not do at all. This college help you get to where you want to be.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The Lone Star College System Cy-Fair campus has recently started a Glee Club which is open to any and all students. In addition, there are numerous clubs to choose from if students wanted to be more active at their college. There are music clubs, environmentalist clubs, science clubs, math clubs, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are unsure of college life should apply to this college. The Lone Star College System provides a step into what true college life would be like; the only difference is at the end of the day you can go home. Sometimes the demand of a University, or simply the location of it, may require a student to live near campus. In that case, not only will you be paying for tuition, but for housing as well.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are very affordable compared to University costs. In addition, the school offers financial aid to those who desperately need it. More often than not, financial aid will cover the tuition costs of a full-time student.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs students can join. For example, the college just began a Glee Club, which is open to applications and auditions. There are always events going on in the commons area, whether it is a poetry reading or a dance-off.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Lone Star College System is a good school to get your foot in the door for four-year degree colleges. This college also provides associate degrees, so you can start working after two years, or transfer your credit classes to a University.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is extremely accessible to anyone looking to continue their education. It is convenient, as there are many campuses. It is, also, affordable to anyone who cannot pay a University tuition.

  • 05/24/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Campus is about 45 minutes from Downtown Houston which is the perfect place to relax and cut loose on the weekends or weeknights. Also the woodlands is a prestige city that has lots of options for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Relatively minutes from many of the restaurants in the woodlands as well as fast food chains surrounding the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never attended the dorms or living area at LoneStar so i wouldn't know much about them.

    Academic Rigor

    I take evening classes and have been capable of making decent grades only having lecture one night a week.

    Tips for prospective students

    As with any school learn the buildings and the classes. Be sure to leave early traffic is sometimes a bit of a jam.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The staff and students are knowledgeable and very helpful. It isn't a really large campus which makes walking to class a breeze.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I just completed 3 classes and will attend 6 more with my fafsa and i will have a refund back to keep for myself yet to help me with living expenses. In total, this year took a Fourth of my financial aid , i had an EFC of 0 so you do get more bang for your buck. But don't stop trying to get scholarships, they will help you a lot. With tuition, you get access to the gym that's open during college hours, the student center where you can lounge and play pool and other activities, and professional help for your classes at no cost to you. Its also VERY affordable to attend Lone Star. The financial aid that is available to veterans and students with hardships is varied and thorough and the scholarships offered to students who excel in classes are phenomenal. I truly feel like I am getting an equally good education as my friends at state schools for a fraction of what they're paying.

    What to do for fun

    There are alot of activites to participate in such as The Office of Student Life hosts �Activities Mart,� an event designed to help familiarize students with all that LSC has to offer outside and in conjunction with the classroom experience. Student organizations are the campus's life outside the classroom. Shop them all at Activities Mart and on this website and find your fit. Also there is the InteIntramurals sports clubs

    Food and Dining

    Food is as great as a convenience stores selection but if you're in a hurry to your next class or you might have time to snack before class then the cafeteria is for you.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life but if you live with a parent or significant other then make sure you have plenty of alone time to study living with those who are not in the same social group as you will tend to deter you so stay focused

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you work hard and stay focused on your goals your teachers will see the same inspiration in you because they've all been where you were or are and they are more than willing to help you to achieve your goals

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand your rights and responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To plan ahead for a smooth transition, meet with the Learning Disabilities Specialist before classes begin to submit documentation and arrange academic accommodations. Also, Be sure to register for classes as early as possible--you'll get the pick of the best times and best classes.

    In three sentences

    Flexible class schedules. Beautiful campus which feels like a small liberal arts college not a traditional community college. Faculty and staff are excellent.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    100% cops are always there.

    Clubs and Activities

    None that I know of.

    Great for these types of students

    Library is always the best place to be!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Shop online for textbook.

    What to do for fun

    The computers are always there to get on Facebook.

    Food and Dining

    Average, more just finger real quick food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    Tough!

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great school to start off at and give you a little experience on how college will be.

    In three sentences

    Great learning environment

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    It sucks

    Dorm Life

    I have my own apartment since they don't have dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you continuous check on your academic standing with the school. They can easily put you on suspension for no reason and unless you check you would never know.

    In three sentences

    Lone star college isn't for everyone, although they do let every one in. Eery semester my classes either get canceled or dropped for no reason. Also financial aid always send way to much money and then expect you to pay it back months later.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police locations on each campus to secure safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are amazing. However, you have to search for the clubs. They are hidden in the school structure and should be focused on more.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can find a place in the Lone Star System.

    Bang for the buck

    The combination of schools are basically community colleges with amazing prices that transfer to many schools in Texas. This is the perfect start to your college education and your career, even if you change careers later in life.

    What to do for fun

    For fun on campus', there are many places to visit friends such as the commons building. However, each campus has their own perks. For example, the North Harris campus is known for their cosmetics school and offers low prices on manicures, pedicures, facials, hair cuts, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has an eating area with, at least, one restaurant with good choices and a nice place to visit friends.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life, for which I am truthfully grateful. I do not enjoy living with other individuals who may not have the same motivation for grades and classes as I do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check the teachers online at ratemyprofessors.com to make sure you have a great teacher. Check classes at other campus' because different locations have different classes.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is inspiring, exciting, educational, and interesting. The teachers are caring about the students and the campus' are wonderful to visit on a daily basis. The surroundings make you even more interested in your studies which gives you the advantage to have better grades.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is very efficient. I, being a young single woman, can count on if there is a problem that there are security officers around at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities at Lone Star are a great way to get connected and meet new people. They offer clubs and organizations from anything such as sports, academics, arts, music etc. They best part about it is that you are even competing against or connecting with students from major universities.

    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star is a great option for students who aren't quite ready to leap straight into a four year university. You receive more hands-on, one on one, quality teaching for less than the price of a university. It is great for students who want to be closer to home and it is great for students who want a more intimate classroom setting with more teacher availability.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has many quiet and peaceful locations where you can study, get homework done or even escape for a little while in between classes. Their small cafe's, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, computer labs and library study areas provide a perfect place to get quiet study time in with your classmates or by yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star provides so much bang for your buck! In fact, I believe that for students seeking to earn their associates before transferring to a university, it provides more of a quality experience, because you are receiving university quality professors, in a smaller classroom setting, without paying the same price as a university.

    What to do for fun

    Lone Star has an incredibly large amount of clubs and extracurricular activities that are good to put down on college transcripts and applications when transferring to universities. It even offers activities that you can continue after high school, such as club sports, art clubs or musical programs etc. I played tennis and was in the choir all throughout high school and was able to continue both after finishing high school. There are clubs and activities for everyone and it gives you a chance to become involved in the school and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is fairly good. The cafeteria provides delicious fresh-made deli sandwiches... just in case you're looking for something more filling in between classes other than a granola bar. Also, all the Lone Star locations are within a 5 mile radius of fantastic restaurants! I attend the Lone Star in Kingwood, which is close to some popular chain restaurants such as Pei Wei, Starbucks, Carrabba's Italian Grill etc.

    Dorm Life

    There are apartments close to Lone Star that are beautiful, but there are no dorms. The advantage of going to Lone Star, if you live in Houston, is that it is close to home and there are several locations. So, you can still live at home and be provided a great education.

    Academic Rigor

    I was very surprised at the academic quality that Lone Star offers students. Everyone has the presumption that community colleges don't hold the same academic standards or opportunities that major universities offer, which is not true at all. Most of my professors at Lone Star had taught at major universities such as Rice, Baylor, University of Texas, College of the Ozarks, University of Washington, etc. They have the exact same academic expectations and deliver the same kind of quality teaching that they would at any university, making the classes just as challenging yet fulfilling. Therefore, I believe that I had the advantage attending Lone Star my first year, because I was receiving the same quality education but for the fraction of the price of a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering attending Lone star or have already decided to attend, it is extremely beneficial to do some research on some of the professors that will be teaching the subjects that you will be taking. There are online sources that rate the professors or you could even ask some of the students on campus. The students at Lone Star, from what I've seen, are all pretty helpful and are more than happy to give advice on what professors are or aren't good to take. Don't be afraid to ask for help from current students; They won't bite. Then, after you have researched what professors you'd like to have, it is extremely important that you register early, because the good classes and professors get eaten up very quickly!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star provides quality education at a fraction of the price of a major university. It is an excellent option if you are considering getting your basics covered before transferring to a four year university. It is easy to locate classes and very convenient if you live in the area, because they have several different locations.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very watchful, helpful, and kind people!

    Bang for the buck

    Although the cost of attending LSCS Tomball is relatively low, this campus messes up financial aid regularly and is a pain to fix.

    What to do for fun

    Join extracurricular groups. There are a lot, and, for the most part, the groups only have members who are actually interested in being there. Also, there is a student organization that has little parties every now and again.

    Food and Dining

    There are only a couple of places to buy food on-campus, and it's expensive. Some enjoy it and others don't.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes offered at LSCS Tomball are not difficult. Certain teachers, however, have higher standards or are more difficult to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take the word of any counsellor or person in the financial aid office. Make sure you have the correct courses selected and to consistently check your course / financial aid status. This college system is bad about telling their students one thing and then doing another.

    In three sentences

    Lonestar College Tomball is simple. There aren't too many or too few students. Their counselling and financial aid offices are not helpful.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As far as safety, Lone Star is very secure. There are emergency phones in every single classroom and if you even touch the phone, the security staff will rush to that specific classroom. There are security guards everywhere, some riding around the parking lot to make sure everything is safe, others walking around campus to ensure students' safety and keep them out of trouble.

    Greek Life

    The biggest and most popular fraternity here at Lone Star is Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). It is the best Honor Society on campus. I am currently a member of PTK and it is great. We also have Beta Lambda Mu, Alpha Beta Theta, and other fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that I do not know where to start: Chess club, math club, Science club, astrology club, Student Ambassadors, Student Life, Veterans club, and all kinds of fun activities such as dancing, bowling, etc. We also have Honor Societies such as National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star has a variety of students. It is not designed for a particular race or gender. Every type of students will enjoy their experience at Lone Star to the fullest because it is one of the best 2-year community colleges out there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are really not unusual traditions here at Lone Star. The students are super friendly and helpful and the staff is just amazing. We have an awesome lake right in the middle of the campus, in front of the cafeteria which student take advantage of to study or eat.

    Bang for the buck

    I can definitely assure you that the education and the experience at Lone Star is worth every cent of your money. The campus is beautiful, there are many things to do for fun, but most important, the student gets a first-class education for lower tuition prices than most colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities and sports that students can join such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, dancing, and all kinds of fun stuff. Also, there is a gym that is open for all the students if they ever need to workout and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is amazing and we also have a starbucks and a subway. It is always freshly prepared and the students can enjoy their food either inside or outside the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm so i do not really know.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star is a very competitive center. The teachers actually want their students to be the best academically and I love it. It makes me want to learn more to not let my teachers down.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are motivated and excited to learn then you will have an incredible amount of fun while learning the material that you need in order to be successful.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star has a very awesome atmosphere. It is composed of students from everywhere. The students enrolled here get an excellent education from excellent teachers and staff members.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All of the many Lone Star Colleges have patrol cars at all hours of the day. A very safe environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs, sports teams, and just a lot of opportunity for campus participation.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is working towards a college degree, and not willing to spend a lot of money to do so!

    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star is without a doubt the cheaper route to a college education. However, even though it's cheaper, you definitely learn a lot of material, and get a good look of how college classes are ran and how to prepare yourself for future schools.

    What to do for fun

    Lone Star, even though is a community college offers many different clubs, competitive sports teams, and a workout gym for all enrolled students.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Lone Star (Cy-Fair Campus) was amazingly good. It wasn't just scrap or anything cheap to serve. Pizza, sandwiches, salads, and burgers were very very good.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class that I enrolled in challenged me in some way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that this school is in anyway easier than any other college. College classes are college classes.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is an exceptional school for the price. Very good place to start your college education. No better community college in Texas with the same opportunities that's offered here.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wonderful. Campus police department, escorts if you need it and always have a smile on their face.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are there, and there are all different types.

    Great for these types of students

    Fresh out of high school. Summer courses in between university. Continuing education. Just getting back into the swing of things from having kids, or just taking a break from college.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap and worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Student clubs and activities.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is good, but pricey. Even the vending machines are pricey.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not necessarily easy, but the teachers know what they are talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the bull by its horns. This college is very willing to help you, no matter which branch you attend. If you don't succeed, ask other people. :)

    In three sentences

    Best. Environment. Ever.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You will not get a better deal than starting off at a community college. Just think getting half of your college education out of the way at half the cost!

    What to do for fun

    The school has many clubs for just about anything you would like to be envolved in. We even have many sports clubs or intermurals.

    Food and Dining

    We may not have a full cafeteria but we do have a Luby's on campus. If Lubys is not your style then there are many other options within a mile or two of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Just as with any schooling some teachers grade different than others. Some have different expectations. Just put in the work and you will get the grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip for prospective students is to not to be afraid to ask for help. At Lone Star there are many options when it comes to getting help. Whether it be for classes, financial aid or just help adjusting to college life.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a great transition school. It helps students get prepared to transfer to a university by giving them a start in thier college education. Many kids don't know what to expect when attending college and Lone Star helps.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is extremely well. There have been no accidents or violence EVER recorded on the campus.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lone Star has several clubs and activities to do.

    Great for these types of students

    For any student. For a student who just graduated high school, or for a student who wants to continue their education after graduating high school more than 3 years ago.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not any unusual traditions that Lone Star has. We do have Club Rush ever semester which we have the clubs line up on the sidewalk and promote their clubs. Along with this, you can a lot of free gifts and food.

    What to do for fun

    There is an activity center that has pool and other games located in the food court. There is also a fully equipped gym.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe has only a few selections to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    Several people achieve at Lone Star and continue with their education by transferring.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any questions, please feel free to go to your closes Lone Star College. There, the advisors will help answer all your questions and will always go the extra mile when it comes to your education.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star has been a wonderful community college to start off once you graduate high school. It has a lot of various degrees that you can achieve. Lone Star makes you feel welcome and you strive to do your best there.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never heard or witnessed any bad events while attending LSC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great variety of clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Any student will probably feel comfortable attending.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs available!

    Food and Dining

    LSC- Montgomery is surrounded by a great variety of food places!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at LSC.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not hard at all as long as you study and keep up with all assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get informed, make sure to talk to your advisors before choosing classes that might not count at an other college if you're planning on tranferring.

    In three sentences

    LSC is awesome, very easy to find your way around campus. Staff is very supportive and friendly, they all want your success. It's cheap, it really can't get any better!

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have installed telephones on the walls that connect straight to police station on campus. When this occurs a police officer comes and checks in at the place where the phone was knocked down. During the night the parking lots are well light.

    Bang for the buck

    All around from technology to quality of Professors.

    What to do for fun

    LSCS is always having events! They have a recreation center that has pool tables, a movie room, and a video game station. LSCS also offers fitness classes which range from belly dancing to toning.

    Food and Dining

    They have a coffee shop, and different choices! They offer subs to egg rolls, which are all freshly prepared. The service is surprisingly fast and great for the amount for traffic they receive.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms but it is very close to home, it feels like there is one in every corner.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors challenge you because they see the potential in every student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that if you plan to transfer to a four year university you take into account what they require and make sure that all your classes transfer.

    In three sentences

    They offer small classes which are affordable. The professors really take interest in the student's comprehension of the material. There are tutors available at all times.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus

    Clubs and Activities

    LSC has different clubs, where students can share their experiences and do whatever they like most.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Usually, students are in the coffee shops or in the different labs

    What to do for fun

    LCS has common zones, such as tennis court, or table tennis; also it has library

    Food and Dining

    The food are good and has different coffee shops around the campus

    Dorm Life

    LCS does not have a specific dorm areas

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers are worried about their student's success

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should study really hard and work in their own success

    In three sentences

    It has a variety of activities to meet with more people, LSC has people from all over the world and the teachers are good prepare

  • 06/21/2012

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

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    Greek Life

    Their student life is great.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to continue their education after a long period of time.

    Bang for the buck

    So affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Lonestar has a lot of community events and a great student life. For example paintballing, movies, etc

    Food and Dining

    The food is great at their cafeteria!

    Dorm Life

    I dont know if lonestar has a dorming process.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors have gotten their degrees from great schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply if you want a cheap yet very rewarding education!

    In three sentences

    Lonestar looks like a great community college. I have heard that lonestar is a top notch community college. The campus at lonestar is very easy to navigate.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join the extracurricular clubs!

    Food and Dining

    I have never been to the cafeteria, but the dining area is good and spacious

    Dorm Life

    Living close to campus is just awesome!!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, become a member of PTK and Campus Crusade for Christ!! They are awesome!

    In three sentences

    This school has challenging professors! Just because it is a two years ago, it does not mean you will get a free ride here!

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lone Star is very safe. I have talked to several officers on several campuses, and they seem to have a very good pulse for what types of students are on the campus. The parking lots are all very well lighted and there are police stations on every campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Traditional students that do not have the money to live on campus or that would just like to try college out. The non traditional student that has life experience and does not want to feel like just a face in the crowd. Any student that lives close to any of the colleges is very fortunate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many cultural and spiritual groups on campus. The student life committee is very active, and there are many organizations to participate in from every walk of life. It truly makes the heart of campus show.

    Bang for the buck

    This college really delivers in the financial area. The classes are very cheap, but everything- from technology to furniture- is new. This system is constantly growing and building new buildings. There are always new projects going on, such as the university center, where students can go seamlessly into a 4 year degree.

    What to do for fun

    Where the colleges are located in the system are all in metropolitan areas. There is always a mall and hospital nearby in this system, providing many opportunities for student jobs. There are so many new and growing industries around to satisfy your job needs after graduation.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is wonderful, it has many choices. There are multiple place to purchase food. The college allows food just about anywhere.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms in the Lone Star College System. It allows you to have more freedom to choose your housing. I enjoy not having to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is as good as you want to make it, I personally believe what you learn is up to the student. If you put in minimum effort, you will at least pass. This school is not trying to fail you though, but you will not be given any grades either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get through the admissions process as soon as possible. You will have a greater chance at getting into the classes you want, with the instructors you want. It is easy and the advisers are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    This college is such a clean and beautiful place to start. I have met very dedicated instructors that work hard to help students reach the highest levels of learning. The tuition is very reasonable, too.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always campus cops in the parking lot. Pretty open campus

    Great for these types of students

    Second Career, new graduates, parents, and older students

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid early!

    In three sentences

    Lonestar College is a great college! The Cy-fair campus offers so many different types of educational learning: online, hybrid, and in class. Perfect choice for student's starting out and for students wanting to obtain an Associate's.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    LSC has police officers, and campus safety officers all over campus just in case! They're helpful and friendly as well. They ride golf carts.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many! It's seriously impossible to name them all! Just a few are: International Student Association; Student Nurse Association; Debate club; Chess club; Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Track, and Volleyball teams

    Great for these types of students

    LSC is a great school for international students, adults looking to further their education, high school graduates, or students looking to start at a smaller campus before transferring to a major university.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus facilities, student body, and staff makes LSC a wonderful school to attend.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I like to participate in student activities such as study groups, sports groups, discussion clubs, and just talking and hanging out with friends on campus in the student center where there's pool tables, arcade games, computers, and music.

    Food and Dining

    LSC offers a Cyber Cafe as well as the traditional cafe. It is very large in size, with plenty of tables, chairs, booths and outlets for laptops. It is always clean. LSC offers a variety of foods for breakfast and lunch everyday.

    Dorm Life

    We don't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging on a healthy level. The teachers are helpful, but they don't let the students slack off! Tutorial is offered Monday through Friday in every subject. Classes require full effort from student, but you definitely learn something!

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can give to a prospective student of LSC is to take advantage of the campus and resources! They are extremely helpful and convenient!

    In three sentences

    At LSC there are excellent, clean, huge, and accessible student recourse centers. The LSC staff and students are very friendly and helpful . LSC is a very focused environment where students are not easily distracted.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    North Harris has a variety of things to do, held and sponsored by StudentLife members, such as discounted movie tickets and houston Astro tickets, as well as setting up little competitions for the holidays like pumpkin carving (Halloween), cupcake decorating (valentines day), etc. and even held a day of fun at Camp Allen (Navasota, TX...transportation included and 100% free)for the first day of Spring Break featuring your choice of games and activities throughout the day like archery, horseback riding, canoeing, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The North Harris campus does a whole WEEK of special treats and events and guest coming in for free fun and souvenirs like balloon animals, quick spraypainted works of art by artists, and free food outside the cafeteria for Back to School EACH semester

    What to do for fun

    Both the North Harris campus and Montgomery campuses have beautiful outdoor gardens, walkways, and shaded places to sit (I enjoy being outside). They both also have a variety of things to do inside like exercise equipment in the gyms to work out on and airhockey, pool, and tvs and couches for videogames and fun while on campus ground during any of your free time between class and are always available to the students

    Food and Dining

    I am attending the Lonestar North Harris Campus and have visited the Montgomery Campus as well. Their are plenty of foods to select from at the cafeteria and breakfast times and snack at the cafe areas located near the cafeteria or around the schools (on campus). While the food might be a bit overpriced for some people I believe it is good quality and quantity for some of the selections they have.

    Dorm Life

    this campus does not include dorms it is a community college

    Academic Rigor

    I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my class whether they counted toward my degree or were just for fun each one excited me and pulled me in to push myself in my academic studies (in a good way) i only didn't enjoy history or govt. but few people do and those classes still didn't totally put me to sleep

    Tips for prospective students

    don't only rely on your advisers or counselors to pick your class but also check for yourself using the Lonestar's online degree plans fit for you

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is always around and so is security regardless of how late you stay

    Bang for the buck

    Even though tuition is going up, it's only about $25 per credit. It adds up in the end but it's a junior college and you get much more out of your dollar every year. Clubs give away free school supplies and free food to help students out.

    What to do for fun

    The many clubs in campus host many events. With free food and games. Lots of fun for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    New food items come out every now and then, pretty pricey but delicious!

    Dorm Life

    Does not have a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but school's meant to be challenging. Focus on your goals, on your dreams. Leave behind anything that'll take your focus away from studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you speak to an advisor regarding any classes you need to take if it requires extra courses. They love to help students out! regardless of the campus, I have been to 3 campuses and they are all kind and friendly!

    In three sentences

    One of the best school systems in the Houston Area. I decided to return after dropping out and they really go out of their way to help any student out to get back in track. Not just one campus but all of them want to see you succeed especially the professors!

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Rates are a lucky break for anyone, they are VERY affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There are sooooo many student activities, I can't even keep track of them all. They almost always have food and some sort of activity/performance.

    Food and Dining

    Food is average, but there is a variety. You've got the pizzas, hamburger, sandwiches, and salad in the cafeteria. Then there is a cafe in the library where you can get coffee, sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, pastries, and all manner of beverages.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but there are apartments literally next door. You have a direct route to the college over a bridge and there you are! There are several other apartments in the area too.

    Academic Rigor

    It entirely depends on what classes you take, and which professors you choose. If you study and keep up with your classes, its not hard to get A's and B's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help, the staff is always friendly. Be sure to attend the orientation, it helps a LOT.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is very convenient for anyone with a busy or odd schedule, especially if you take online classes. And you can check for almost everything on the website. If you feel like moving away from home, but not too far (i need mom's home cooking sometimes), there are several campuses to choose from.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police is always present

    Greek Life

    PTK, and not much more.

    Clubs and Activities

    Psychology Club, Catholic Club, LGBT, Math Club, German Club, Dance Club, Movie Club

    Great for these types of students

    This is for students that want to be challenge and helped at the same time. I would rate this a much higher quality college than HCC for that matter.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is Halloween like events, trips to the UN in NYC every year. Many students participate in talent shows, tutoring, dance shows, and many more events.

    Bang for the buck

    All of the campuses I have attended, have increased the number of computers, and labs available for students or anyone that might want to use computers. There is always tech support 24/7, and all campuses tend to stay very clean (hygienically speaking).

    What to do for fun

    There are handfuls of clubs, events, and organizations. One might forget this is just a two year institution, by the seriousness and dedication of this clubs. For example there is: The Ecoclub, German Club, Catholic Club, Movie Club, or anyone can start one.

    Food and Dining

    Depends what campus one goes to. University Park has a Luby's and Fuddrucker's. However, they close early, so if you plan on taking evening classes you are out of luck at many campuses.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Between a four and a five. Not a just solid four, but a bit more than a four.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not give up: Ask questions in class, to peers, faculty, make appointments if necessary, but do not give up. Take advantage of the many instructors who are involved in tutoring, and of the many locations the system has.

    In three sentences

    The college system has handfuls of great instructors, professors, and faculty. The environment of Lone Star is superb when it comes to having to deal with so many students; meaning the College promotes asking questions and finding answers from the many resources and sources it provides.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Every Lone Star College location provides a dining area. In the morning there is breakfast and afternoon there is lunch/ snack foods. Also in the cafaterias are comfortable couches and chairs so students can feel comfortable. There is free access to computers and T.V.

    Dorm Life

    Since this is not a university there are no dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes depending on the professor determines how rigorous or not that academic semester will be in that professors class. However, it is always wise to challenge yourself even if your professor does not. If there is not any homework then invent your own homework. Go the extra mile.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in determined to make something of your self. If you go in thinking about not giving it your all, the no matter what you do or what school you go to there is no point in going at all.

    In three sentences

    When one hears the words life saving, encouraging and devoted to helping others they think of Lone Star College. This school is the best community college in Texas. I will always appreciate all this school has done for me.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved - the Student Life office always has something going on, and there are TONS of clubs / groups to join - try the 2nd Amendment club!

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is pretty good and reasonably priced - crummy hours, though, especially during the summer!

    Academic Rigor

    Some prof's MEAN it when they say NO late work, but most are super understanding!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help - pretty much anyone you run into will be willing to point you in the right direction. Also, don't think you HAVE to spend your financial aid in the bookstore! Go to the Financial Aid office and ask for a disbursement form :-)

    In three sentences

    This school offers a diverse range of classes with some of the most amazing faculty ever. The campuses are nice, and are easily accessible. The classes are small and the professors are (mostly) helpful!

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police are very accessible, and their station phone number is displayed all over. In addition, they actively patrol the area.

    Clubs and Activities

    Though it varies from campus to campus, a great many clubs exist to make friends and build your resume. The Tomball campus, in particular, has very active clubs that frequently throw events in the commons.

    Great for these types of students

    Whether you just graduated high school are mean to obtain a new degree, Lone Star is great for any student willing to make an effort. The staff provides everyone with the means to research on their own and have each student prepared for a traditional university.

    Bang for the buck

    Great classes for what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    It varies from location to location; save for University Park, all campuses have fitness centers that allow students to use them when the teams are not.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is decent enough, and is equal parts packaged foods and in-house fare.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star does not have dorm rooms, though most campuses are situated near apartment complexes.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and professors are willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because this is a community college, it does not mean that classes are easy. The professors do care about how their students are doing, and they will make the effort to ensure you really know the material.

    In three sentences

    From the outset, Lone Star College System is a community college that actively encourages its attendees to transfer to a four-year university. There are a wide range of extracurricular activities both well-equipped and well-staffed, and classes are challenging but manageable. With flexible class hours, relatively cheap tuition, and an exceptionally helpful staff, Lone Star College is a great choice for any student looking to transfer into university.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    never had any of the food, but they have vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    I have'nt lived ondorms, there are no dorms in a community college

    Academic Rigor

    great academic rigor

    Tips for prospective students

    study and do your assignments, friends come later and last.

    In three sentences

    the teaching is great. the service could be better with the financial aid. great people all around

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lone star has cops patrolling the Campos 24/7.

    Greek Life

    Once again its a community college so it doesn't have Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Yes, it has lots of clubs and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the best education for such a low price.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the food is awesome, but some of the food i just stay away from. The school has some very nice places to eat and to do your school work.

    Dorm Life

    Its a community college so it doesn't have dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thing of going its a great place to start.

    In three sentences

    Lone star college is great. It has some of the best teachers, and they really care. They take the time to make sure you under stand everything.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great.

    Greek Life

    Can not comment.

    Clubs and Activities

    No in any clubs or activities of yet but intend to join some in the upcoming semester.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students, young, old, returning, beginning, all cultures and ethnicity's.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unaware at this time but will soon find out.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of school events to attend and discounts on movie tickets are always nice.

    Food and Dining

    Do not frequent the eating areas at the school, so I have no comment one way or the other.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor appear to be just as sound as an other university with many new changes and challenges facing staff, faculty and students with great success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every opportunity the college has to offer. Passionate and caring faculty and staff.

    In three sentences

    Convenient, friendly and professional. Strive for excellence in their students.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always security on location

    Greek Life

    No Greek I believe

    Bang for the buck

    Great teachers, good sized classes, low tuition

    What to do for fun

    Fully furnished gym at Lone Star Tomball

    Food and Dining

    Good cafeteria. Many locations around houston/woodlands area for outside dining

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on teachers. Go to ratemyprofessor.com to find out about Lone Star professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Online classes are great for busy working students

    In three sentences

    Great community college. Has an amazing vet tech program. Low tution and classes offered nights and weekends.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    A-Team Hurricane Baseball Club African American Student Association (AASA) Hurricane Basketball Club Aftermath Hurricane Soccer Club Ambassadors Hurricane Tennis Club American Association of University Women Hurricane Volleyball Club Anime and Gaming Club International Student Alliance (ISA) Asian Student Association for Progress (ASAP) Latin American Student Organization (LASO) Building Each others Achievements Through Sharing (BEATS) Medical Assisting Club Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) Nepalese Student Association Choir Club North Star News Club Club de Espanol Paralegal Association Cosmetology Club Phi Theta Kappa Earth Alliance Pre-Medical and Health Science Society (PMHSS) Emergency Medical Services Student Association (EMSSA) Show of Hands Engineering Student Organization Student Government Association (SGA) Film Club Student Nurses Association (SNA) Future American Sign Language Interpreters (FASLI) Student Veterans Association Gay and Lesbian Organization of Students in Support (GLOSS) Texas State Teachers Association-Student Program (TSTA-SP) Geology Club Unique Minds Hospitality Education Learning Leadership Organization (HELLO) Upbeat Dance Group Yoga Alliance

    Great for these types of students

    Set a goal Make a plan Get connected Get involved

    What to do for fun

    Organizations

    Tips for prospective students

    Be responsible when going to any college and always ask about scholarships

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College System has helped me to reach goals while encouraging me to progress not only in school but also in life. Lone Star College has a wonderful and supportive staff that gives me the time and attention that I need while navigating through the higher education system.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun at this school is attending the mini parties. They always have fun stuff happening at this school. In order for you to have fun you have to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    There food has it's ups and downs. The best food that i think is is there chicken tenders and fries. The sell all kinds of food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. But they have Lofts instead of dorms. The lofts look nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor only depends if you study long and study right. Make sure you make the best of it all. Studying more can help you gain the knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to pass everything as a student, you have to study long. Make sure you pick the right teachers, or they can mess up your grades. So when you pick classes and attend them make sure to better your life.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is a really amazing school. Every since I started attending this school I have loved it. I plan on attending again.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Lone Star does not offer dorms.

    In three sentences

    For the most part, Lone Star has been a decent school. The worst thing I can say about them is their lack of knowledge when it comes to financial aid. The staff is pretty friendly and the college has a beautiful campus!

  • 07/15/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    There's a variety of entertainments in this campus, and you can never be bored here.

    Food and Dining

    The foods here is considered as high qualities of food that's provided in this campus.

    Dorm Life

    The campus here doesn't provide dorms because it's a local college or a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here is very well similar to those in the universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus and it employees here is very helpful for first time college students, and this college saves you money for the first two years in college.

    In three sentences

    The campus is great for new college students. The students here is very mature when dealing with college materials. The campus teachers here is very helpful when helping with student struggles in college.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since I am night student with a full time job, I do participate in any extra activities.

    Food and Dining

    Every campus in the Lone Star College System has a food court. The Montgomery College campus even has a Luby's in the student service center.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star College System does not have on-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Lone Star College Systems are very understanding of life situations for night students, but you still must complete the regular course work.

    Tips for prospective students

    All prospective students who are planning to transfer to a four year university, should verify the course work they are completing is transferable and that it is acceptable to meet degree requirements where they are planning to finish school, even if the credit does not count towards a degree at Lone Star.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a great resting place when a student is on their way to earning a bachelor degree in the Houston metro area. The different locations and class times makes it easier for a student like me who is working full time to not give up on the dreams of one day becoming a college graduate. I am inspired by how caring and helpful the professors and staff are at LSCS.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    DIVERSE

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are not expensive at all you can take 3 classes, including books for less than $1000.

    Food and Dining

    There are several varieties of food and dining area on and off campus close in every area.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus but every Lone Star College have nice affordable housing in each area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check the professors before taking your class

    In three sentences

    Being that I only lived in the cy-fair area the school system is by far one of the most recognized. The professors, education leaders and community all push for excellence in their students by utilizing their crafts which brings out the best in everyone. It is too bad that Lone Star Colleges are not a four year college.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Every penny that you spend on classes is cheap and worth it. If you show up to class you get the bang for your buck. If you don't then you are just wasting your money.

    What to do for fun

    They have a student life center where students can go play games and relax and hangout. It is fun to hang out with friends at Lone Star.

    Food and Dining

    They have food counters around the campus and they have one cafeteria that I know of. The food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms at Lone Star College.

    Academic Rigor

    They are strict when it comes to cheating, but Lone Star is pretty much easy going. They are willing to help their students out as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a lot of classes and teachers to choose from. Most of the teachers are great and are very helpful. I recommend going to community college first, then go to a university.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a 4 out of 5 stars. I like most of the teachers and classes. I am glad that I made Lone Star my first college I went too.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I absolutely love our campus safety team. We have police on the campus and they are here all day (literally). They patrol the campus during the day, but if you ever come across a problem whether it's major like harassment or simpler like needing a jump or tire change for your car or needing a escort to your car at night, LSC police is always willing to help. However, be aware they are nice and helpful, but they are police so they will give out speeding tickets and on some campuses give you parking tickets for parking over the designated lines.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a large variety of clubs and activities to do at lone star. Students have the different athletic clubs they can join as well as student activities board, anime, eco, chess, and the less goes on in on.

    What to do for fun

    The student life center provides various activities for college students to do while wait for class for no cost at all. They will book entertainment concerts, host food luncheons, as well as devote a week to the students called Stress Reliever Week. This week is all about the students and helping them relieve stress before finals, by having massage therpist come in, breakfast held, etc. This is always a big hit!!

    Food and Dining

    Lone Star College system has a place called The Commons which is right by the food, it's actually the sitting area for students after they grab something to eat or to mingle and get in that last minuted studying before class. The food is pretty tasty, and quiet varied. You can typically find anything from quick snacks like ships and sodas (both fountain and bottled) as well as hot food (hamburgers and fries) cold line (salads and fruit) some campuses even have a vegan or vegetarian section which is good, despite your eating preferences.

    Dorm Life

    Sadly, LSC does not have nor provide actual dorms, but there are usually apartments near by the campuses that many students rent. So life depends on your neighbors or enduring home life at your parents until you are able to get on your feet. The best thing is no curfew and for some home cooked meals!!

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend student orientation for incoming freshman or newcomers to LSC. It's fun way to meet new people as well as learn about the school and the way things work. Another tip is to sign up for classes EARLY!!! The good ones always go first and once they are gone that is it. So get registered early and make sure to check your school email or you could occasionally miss important memos.

    In three sentences

    Lone star college is a great starting place to continue one's education. Equipped with great staff both in the class room and out, LSC works to provided high quality education at a fraction university tuition. Lone Star College system rates high in my book.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus cops are everywhere and really nice and always making sure campus students are safe. They even feed the stray campus cats!

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about that

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs, you name it, it's there!

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for motivational and open minded students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many festives like Crawfish festivals and other opportunities to have fun and where the whole campus gets togther.

    Bang for the buck

    Getting a job in the school would be really easy cuz it doesn't get too crowded and they give you about 20 hours :)

    What to do for fun

    There's an awesome game room there for fun! You can play WI or PS2 and Pool and watch movies!

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of vending machines and 2 cafes with great lattes and coffee and food :)

    Dorm Life

    You can't dorm at LSC

    Academic Rigor

    I absolutely love most of the Professors. They're easy going and nice if you pick the right teachers. The class sizes are perfect. It makes me want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get all the help you can from the student services!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the Kingwood LSC Campus. It's small and pretty and has the best teachers. Everyone's so nice and helpful.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Most all courses offered transfer to Texas Universities

    What to do for fun

    There are several organizations at Lone Star that a student can participate in; and since you are not leaving your community, one can continue to work and play close to home.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe food is cafe food....nothing special

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star College System has small classes which allows the student to engage with the professor for a better learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to experience college and obtain some credits, while you live at home and plan your future, Lone Star College System is the perfect school to satisfy your needs.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is conviently located in communities across the Houston area. Lone Star Kingwood is close to my home affordable, and offers many transferable credits to 4yr Colleges across the state of Texas. It is the perfect environment to launch your college career.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Time management and focus on your career.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is an affordable community college great for completing the first two years of college. The professors I took were all great whether it was through online classes or face to face. Their classes are very flexible if you choose morning, afternoon, evening, weekend or online.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Classes are about 200 bucks each which is why I am here and not at a large University for my associates degree.

    Food and Dining

    This school has a cafeteria however, sometimes outside food venues will cater for extended amounts of time as well, which provides a variety.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college and does not have offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly easy going, without much needless busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Write down a list of every question you ever have about attending college and don't expect the counselors to give you anything but the barest information to get you out of their office. You will need to do much of your research online, learning terms, processes etc.

    In three sentences

    The professors are generally great teachers. The faculty does not know how, or what a student needs when enrolling. The facility is modern and accommodating.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of patrolling police officers, and security guards. Every classroom has an emergency phone that if picked up, dials the campus police dept.

    Greek Life

    Couldn't tell ya.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are fairly limited, but they all are very active!

    Great for these types of students

    Get it done types, working folks that are trying to juggle everything at once.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I know of, unless you count early semester parking horrors and endless financial aide lines..

    Bang for the buck

    Fairly inexpensive, and you get a fairly well rounded education.

    What to do for fun

    There are quite a few little clubs and student organizations to participate in. Also, there is a fairly scenic walking trail around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know about other campuses, but at the Cy-fair campus the cafeteria food is decent. There is a coffee shop in the library that serves Starbucks! Other than that, there are no food restaurants around the campus. Choices within walking distance: Sonic or Subway, and a frozen yogurt place.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but there are some nice apartments around my campus in Cy-fair. Lakeview Lofts is really nice, but were a bit out of my price range. I ended up at Waterford Place at Riata Ranch down the street.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get a good education if you want to, but if you want to try and take short cuts just for a grade... Then you will probably pass, but consequently, you will probably fail when your are released into the work force.

    Tips for prospective students

    Junior college doesn't mean easy college, you'll will work if you want to get an A. Don't skip classes because you convinced yourself you don't need to, your grades will suffer. Never forget to check out RateMyProfessor before you enroll; there are some really good professors and just as many bad ones!

    In three sentences

    After my first year, I have been very pleased with my experience at Lone Star College. It offers the flexibility I need and is pretty easy on the pocket book. The staff is friendly and fairly helpful, and the system as a whole seems very organized.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe minus thefts in the locker room. Bring a lock and use it. The campus polica at Cyfair are freindly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs, frat/sororities, activities, several sports, and the ability to start your own clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star is a really good school to wade into the higher education pool. I have only been to the Cyfair campus but it's been good to me thus far. I hear really good things about two of the other campus's. With anything, you get what you put into it. And the students are very chill and well mannered, just like a lot of the instructors. Also lots of free food and other events on campus's like a university.

    What to do for fun

    Cy-fair is pretty cool. The gym is small but pretty decent. The campus isn't huge but it's very pretty and has a few miles of trail/sidewalks for some good scenic running. Also there are plenty of places to hang out for whatever reasons. Theres a pool table and some other stuff here abouts.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, although I haven't eaten much of it. I'm a Dietetics major so I usually bring my own food. I see a lot of people eating in the student center though.

    Dorm Life

    I don't think there are dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a variety of instructors so you'll need to ask around and be prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an eye on your registered classes. People get dropped without being contacted more then you would think. Same thing with finacial aid, although I didn't experience that. And you really have to ask questions if you want scholarship info or opt outs etc. Rent books when available!

    In three sentences

    I just started back to school and am working towards transferring into a four year university for dual science degrees. There are some great instructors at Lone Star that really care and help you to get acquainted with the work required to be successful. Admissions and finacial could use some work, but so far, I'm very happy with my experience here.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star offers classes cheaper than a university which is very helpful for the many of us that need financial help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get an idea of what you want to do so you can get on a starting path. Talk to a counselor to help you figure out what classes you should take. Talk to other students to get their opinions if you need information on professors or how hard a class might be.

    In three sentences

    This college is very flexible offering different class times at different locations. They have great resources if extra help is needed. The campuses are very nice and well maintained.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is a very safe place to be there is a police station in the campus. Also there are several police officers that roam the parking lot. I feel very safe walking around by myself.

    Food and Dining

    I have only purchased a few snacks from Lone Star. They have several stands you can eat at. They also have coffee stands.

    Dorm Life

    I am not staying in a dorm. I currently am living just a few minutes from the school. They do not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are of course challenging. Some harder that others. There is a student center with free tutors for any one that needs help.

    In three sentences

    The few classes that I have taken at Lone Star were very pleasant. The professors make the classes very interesting. I look forward to finishing my degree here.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Trained, armed, and friendly security! 100% safe at all times of the day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you want, you can make it happen. You have the power to do what you want.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone who needs to get there foot in the door.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not any here.

    Bang for the buck

    Every single dollar!

    What to do for fun

    Clubs are started at your own will so if there is anything within reasonable standards, you can make it happen.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent student chefs!

    Dorm Life

    No campus living, yet.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary based on intended major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you file your FAFSA it will pay for almost all of your tuition at this school!

    In three sentences

    The campus is by far one of the best I have ever been on! The staff is very helpful and there is almost zero problems. I would recommend this school to anyone!

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Texas style, big portions, big sodas, great food!

    Dorm Life

    Great!

    Academic Rigor

    High academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use CLEP to accelerate your career and save time and money.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star college system is a top-notch learning experience, which will open new horizons to your career pathway. Endless options. Accessible facilities.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    for fun you could go shopping at the mall or to eat between classes because all these things are located about 5 minutes away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food is amazing but a little expensive.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms, that would be nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics are pretty reasonable, they attend to you more since its not alot of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be all you can,do all you can, go in there focused and ready to learn, ask alot of questions because it is going to be a challenge.

    In three sentences

    Its A good school to get you ready for an University, but you should go through it like you at a University, which means don't slack just because you at a community college.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I don't eat very often there, but the cafe at LSC Cy Fair isn't bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Completely depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Search for professors on ratemyprofessor.com when registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    Most of the campuses are nice. Sometimes I feel that the educational standards could be higher, and some professors can be difficult. However, it is a good place to transition from high school into college.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    None that I am aware of.

    Great for these types of students

    Any Type

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    October Fest.

    What to do for fun

    Sometimes there are events that are going on through out the campus, or to join one of the may clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything that you need into them early!!!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is in my opinion a 3 out of 4 stars. classes are small, which is awesome. Some staff is helpful, but at other times they are rude. Some of their events are not clear either.

  • 08/22/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    So far I have found that lone star is a good starter college. I was wondering: how is the campus there and what is the stress like? As well as how are the teachers?

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is visible and readily available to help. No problem with safety when walking around, even at night, and I have never had my car messed with.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    I know they have clubs, never participated in any. I may join the math club this semester.

    Great for these types of students

    Good for working students. Also good for your first year or two if you want to get some credits under your belt without having to rack up student loan debt.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nice fake river and pond where egrets land and walk around.

    Bang for the buck

    Very reasonably priced. No problem paying for the entire year of classes, fees and books with only a Pell Grant.

    What to do for fun

    They have a gym to work out in and some clubs, but this is a community college and most people leave campus for their fun.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of decent food available at the cafeteria, but the hours are not great.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard enough to make sure you learn the material, but not as hard as freshman classes at some huge universities where they are trying to weed out an overly large freshman student body.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to transfer to a 4 year college, make sure the classes you take are transferable. For instance, many ITSE classes are the same as COSC classes, but only the COSC classes will transfer. Use ratemyprofessor.com to choose teachers when you have a choice of sections.

    In three sentences

    This is a great place to start. The classes and teachers are all about making sure you learn the material, without trying to make it too hard . The administration is easy to deal with.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join any of their active groups on campus or try out KIngwood near by

    Food and Dining

    Some areas local

    Academic Rigor

    Large amount of information to process, but comes easily wih the ease of the teachers

    Tips for prospective students

    check payment dates closely when you preregister, they can be changed & your classess got dropped.

    In three sentences

    personalized, small classes with dynamic teachers. Offers the same classes as larger universities. Easy to navigate

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There has been no violence that I've known about since attending.

    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star is very affordable but I think they exaggerate prices for books.

    Food and Dining

    They have a really good cafeteria and they just recently added a Fudruckers to make it even better!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Lone Star.

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly easy

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and don't blow off assignments because it is so easy to get in the top 10% but a lot of people don't take it serious due to the fact it's a junior college.

    In three sentences

    I have had a very successful two years at Lone Star. The teachers are very helpful and kind and try to do whatever they can in order to help you succeed with your future plans. The only time i've really had any issues is with advisors but it seems to be getting better than previous years.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is really safe, faculty members everywhere and also security on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot of activities to join in with

    Great for these types of students

    people who have just graduated high school, and also people who want to go back to college after being out of education for years.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there isn't really any unusual traditions in the school, but there is a commons building where most people hang out at.

    Bang for the buck

    Lonestar saves you a lot of money in the first year of college, you are only doing your basics and are paying $15,000 less than you would not being at a community college.

    What to do for fun

    there are many extra curricular activities to take part in at Lonestar, its just like any other college.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining is good, considering it is school food.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately there is no dorm life, as most people who attend this community college still live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor or Lonestar College is lower than starting out in a different college. it is a community college, meaning it is a preparation college before transferring.

    Tips for prospective students

    New college students should definitely go to Lonestar before attending actual college. Lonestar is a good way of getting used to the way college works and it gets your prepared well for transferring.

    In three sentences

    Lonestar is a great college to start out at. Being able to get your basics done in the first year is really helpful. Advisors and staff are a huge help to everyone that attends here, they will help you look for your major, and get you settled into the school great.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs you can join, but I usually just go to the gym after I'm done with my classes, just to relax a bit. I also just sit around the lake (did I mention there is a lake? Man-made, of course, but it's relaxing!), and read. The library is also relaxing. Oh, and they have an entertainment center, in which they have TV's, ping pong tables, and several other things I can't remember. It's fun.

    Food and Dining

    I personally don't eat there, but I have noticed the prices are super expensive and I've heard the taste and quality of the food isn't the best. They have a cafeteria (obviously!), which is open quite often, and they have several vending machines all over the buildings.

    Dorm Life

    Well, there is no dorm life because it's a community college. You live in your own place, which is always comfortable!

    Academic Rigor

    For the classes I've taken, the professors have been really easy to get an A with. They have been friendly, and I've understood the subjects, but I am 100% sure that there are better ways of teaching them. I say this because the professors I've had have been too easy when it comes to testing how much you've truly learned: they usually let you use your notes, but when it comes to the final exam, well, it's not good if you depend on your notes to get a good grade. Other than that, the professors are nice and have time for any questions you might have.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a tip, I would say: Go to the different fairs they have, because they always bring different representatives for different colleges and you can definitely take advantage of that, especially if you plan tot transfer to a four-year university. Also, do not hesitate to talk to the advisers. They are very very glad to help you, but many students don't go.

    In three sentences

    I currently go to the Cy-Fair campus, and it is very relaxing and satisfying, and the buildings are spread out not far from each other but not super close either. If you ever need any help, the C.A.S.A. building is full of friendly people willing to help you with a great variety of things. Some of the professors are not the best ever, but I guess that happens in any college....but overall, I am happy I decided to go there for my first year of college.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have their own police station and officers.

    Greek Life

    There isn't a greek community.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have tons and tons of clubs/organiations for all kinds of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have tons of computers avalible for us. They have little study areas, tutoring centers, and an open library.

    Bang for the buck

    They also have a university center, so that if you are not able to commute to the big unversites around there you can do it there.

    What to do for fun

    I hang out with friends mostly and keep up with school work

    Food and Dining

    They have a Luby's cafeteria and little consessions in each buliding

    Dorm Life

    There is no campus housing

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous Have a positive attitude Get to know the campus and professors

    In three sentences

    Lone star is a very involved campus. the teachers are very helpful. and the campus has a lot of great resources to help you succeed.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always on patrol and respond to requests immediately. They are very friendly and are willing to help when needed.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a few good clubs such as the Public Achievement Club or some of the other political clubs, but nothing else that is devoted to community volunteer work.

    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star College is very in tune with the needs of their students with disabilities. They work hard to accommodate the students.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are cheap, but of course the books are not. Once you get done dealing with the administration, it is smooth sailing which makes the classes a lot of fun.

    What to do for fun

    Some of the organizations are a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very poor. When eating, you can tell it is cheap.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty do challenge you to succeed, but until you put forth the effort, you will not succeed. The grades and credit hours are not given, but are achievable through hard work and diligence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful when dealing with the financial aid office. Make sure you have everything in writing. As far as the advisers, they are only there to sell you classes to make the school money. They are still trying to get me to take four extra classes that I will not need once I transfer. Talk to the school you are transferring to and know how to get there. Do not take what you do not need.

    In three sentences

    The faculty and classes are great, but the administration is worthless. The faculty are willing to work with you and with the small class sizes, they are able to. The advising and financial aid offices do not know what they are doing and are always messing up somewhere on your file.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For the money one cannot go wrong with getting classes done at Lone Star. It is without a doubt the most bang for your buck. For about twenty percent of the price per semester compared to a major university it is a no brainer.

    What to do for fun

    I have most recently taken an interest in the gym at Lone Star College Kingwood. It is very nice and has great equipment. There is always some kind of event going on outside with music and food every week.

    Food and Dining

    Personally I have never dined at the cafeteria at Lone Star. However, the food center is often filled with people. They have made several expansions in their food options over the past few years.

    Dorm Life

    Their are no dorms at the Lone Star Campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, Lone Star College System is pretty challenging. I have heard in the past that community colleges have been known to be a little more relaxed than major universities. This is not the case at Lone Star. The teachers and staff take their jobs seriously and are very professional.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are still unsure about what you want to major in out of high school, I would recommend to students that they take a year to go to their local community college and save money while they begin their basic courses. This not only gives you time to explore options if majors, but allows you to truly decide which school out there is right for you.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College gives you a great education for the costs of classes. It is a great way to save money when completing your basics. I have had a good experience overall at Lone Star.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus doesn't have many police because there isn't a need. Everyone there is kind with one another

    Greek Life

    There isn't a Greek like

    Clubs and Activities

    Many. I am in the Honors society, Gaming and Anime club, Pre- medical health and science society, and the Brother 4 Brother club.

    Great for these types of students

    The Sea center. Its a tutoring center where students can go to get help on anything they don't get in class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many annually festivals with culture themes.

    What to do for fun

    There is always the student center. There, you can watch TV, Watch a movie at the theater center, Talk with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is amazing. there is a lot of good food there

    Dorm Life

    Lone star is a community college so there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is good to have the discipline to studying. The teachers are easy to deal with and they explain the lesson for the student to better under the material but having the discipline to study is the way to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared for college. Don't be afraid to get into clubs and groups. Pay attention in class and ask questions when you have them because the professors are willing to answer.

    In three sentences

    Professors are kind and easy to follow. The staff is patient and they know a lot about their job. There are many clubs to get involved in.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    From the time I've been in this school i haven't heard any bad activities going on. i believe the campus is very safe and friendly.

    Greek Life

    The life in the campus is magnificent, there's a bast of different races and cultures.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like i mentioned before they offer all kinds of intramural sport such as soccer, basketball, swiming and many more. They also have debate teams, choir, and drawing contests.

    Great for these types of students

    This College is great for anyone who wants a higher education. From the most wealthy to the poorer or from the smartest to the less capable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has a roof top pool. I think that's very unique. The campus also offers a variety of places where students can rest, study or even have a chat with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    The size of the classes is just perfect, its perfect for a one on one help from the professor. I believe that's not offer in many institutions.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers art, gym, pool, and many more facilities. They also offer intramural sports for those sports minded.

    Food and Dining

    There's two cafeterias in the campus and they both have a bast variety of healthy food.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star College is a community college so it does not include dorms but the day to day life in this place is lovely.

    Academic Rigor

    The work overload is quite intensive but its worth it because its gives the student valuable knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    I like to say to future students to definitely to give a try because education is very important. I also would like to say to put all your effort into everything you do in college that's the key to be successful.

    In three sentences

    My overall experience at Lonestar College so far its been magnificent. The teachers are very helpful and the resources in school come in handy. The school also offers flexible schedule for working students like myself.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The are many clubs for students' to get involved in. Such as an all mens group called brother of Brother along with 2 womens groups.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of activities on campus for students' to enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star North Harris has no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you get here my best advice it to get connected. Start building your network. To work hard because success equal time upon task.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College North Harris is a place where students' are not just a number. Here,students' get involved in campus, get connected to campus resources, and where students' goals are accomplished. Lone Star North harris prepares its students' for the future.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great. Great. Great.

    Greek Life

    Great. Great. Great.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great. Great. Great.

    Great for these types of students

    Great. Great. Great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Great. Great. Great.

    Bang for the buck

    Great. Great. Great.

    What to do for fun

    Great. Great. Great.

    Food and Dining

    Great. Great. Great.

    Dorm Life

    Great. Great. Great.

    Academic Rigor

    Great. Great. Great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great. Great. Great.

    In three sentences

    Great. Great. Great.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are constant activities for student there and also a center for students to go play pool, air hockey, the gym or to go relax and take a nap.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with the work. Do all your work. Go to class and make sure you have a communication with all your professors.

    In three sentences

    It is dedicated in providing the education needed when ready to transfer. The classes are small and the environment is great. The faculty and staff are dedicated for the student body to succeed.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Intramural Sports

    Food and Dining

    Affordable and good

    Dorm Life

    I'm not staying on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Perfect

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in early and apply for your classes. They go quick.

    In three sentences

    A wondeful school for working around your everday life. If you want day/night classes, they have them for you.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, I was afraid of overloading with taking too many classes. Now, in retrospect, I wish I had taken 15 credits instead of 12. If you took more than three AP classes during high school, I know you can handle the college load of homework. Plus you make your own schedule so its much more flexible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is really relaxed. Every time I pass by the water fountain located in the middle of campus I get the sense of tranquility.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has a game room where you can watch TV or play games.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has a great cafeteria where you can relax and good food. The people working there are very enthusiastic and helpful. You can finish up homework or relax with friends.

    Dorm Life

    I am very close to my family so I was happy I decided to attend a community college. People who are undecided and torn about what to do with their future should stay at home. It gives you a chance to plan your future.

    Academic Rigor

    I was very excited to see a Henry David Thoreau cabin! It shows the artistic side of students and their passion for philosophy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just hold your head high and be strong! If you took more than three AP classes in high school, take at least 15 credits in college. You will be able to handle it.

    In three sentences

    It is my first year in college and I'm disappointed that i felt more challenged in high school. It is sad to see my generation only attend college for a career and not for the sake of learning. I am still optimistic about my future.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have not heard of or experienced any crime on campus.

    Greek Life

    I do not know of any greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personall have not been involved in clubs and activities but I know that they are numerous.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to improve their lives in a short period of time and those that need secondary education at an affordable cost would benefit greatly from this college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many campus locations throughout the Houston area. Child care is provided for full time students at the Kingwood location.

    Bang for the buck

    I would recommend this facility to anyone interested.

    What to do for fun

    The location is close to Houston so there are endless entertainment possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining on campus are reasonable and there are many off campus restaurants that are very good.

    Dorm Life

    This is a campus that does not offer dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fair and informative.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise that prospective students take advantage of all that the Lone Star College System has to offer. Do not waste this opportunity.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College System is very student friendly. It provides every opportunity that is offered at a larger university. I would recommend this facility for any student wishing to obtain a secondary education.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lone Star North Harris is very safe. The on campus police officers are very friendly and are always on duty. The campus is never in any type of trouble, I feel very safe attending this campus.

    Greek Life

    You may join the Greek Life on campus or you may start one of your own and try to speak with the sponsors to create your own.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always activities going on at Lone Star North Harris! Many of the clubs like to travel and experience different things. Their are always family activities and small events for those that are parents and would like to bring their children.

    Great for these types of students

    Since Lone Star is a community college, the school would be best for those that would like to get their degree quickly. Also this school is great for those that would like to transfer credits like myself. The best reason for some would be the cost, classes are a bit cheaper than attending actual universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The main locations on campus would be the Cafe and the entrance to go in. Students like to hang out and talk between classes both inside and outside of the Cafe.

    Bang for the buck

    You can stretch your money attending Lone Star, you can save thousands by starting your college years at a community college like Lone Star.

    What to do for fun

    Since the campus is located in the city and close to main streets and highways, their are a few places to go within a few miles for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Their is a large variety when it comes to food and dining on campus. Our cafeteria gives you many choices and specials, from snacks to full size meals! Their are no meal plans on campus, so students will have to pay out of pocket to dine in the Lone Star Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star is a community college, therefor you will not find any dorms on campus. But the community is very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great! Not your typical class size, the maximum you might find would be around 20-30 in each class. Only thing is, you must keep up with the pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for prospective students would be, apply early, sign up for Financial Aid ahead of time, and set your class schedule early. Once you have started taking your classes, keep your head in the books! If you ever find yourself struggling, their will always be a place that you can go to get tutoring. Never think that something is to hard, push yourself to do it. You are the example and idol to somebody and they will follow your steps if you show them that anybody can do it as long as you believe!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a very great way for students to enter into the college life. Even for those going back to school just to earn a degree. Lone Star is best for being able to gain your credit hours so you can soon transfer to a year college while sticking to your financial beings.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fortunately, our campus provides constant policeman security.

    Clubs and Activities

    We do not have many clubs just yet due to the that fact that our campus is quite new.

    What to do for fun

    Our campus often host festivals with games and prizes along with a whole room called the Den where students are encouraged to associate and play video games.

    Food and Dining

    My personal campus provides excellent meals. Not only do we have a Luby's and a Fudruckers but we also have a salad bar and fruit and yogurt bar for breakfast.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life because the multiple locations are build to provide easy access to as many students as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    Each LSC campus is very laid back. I find my self comfortable around every part of the campus as well as the class rooms. I also find that many of the teachers care about there students and do a great job however they do try their best to prepare you for conditions of a four-year university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are someone that is not quite sure whether school is the right path, Lone Star College is a easy and affordable opportunity to test out the waters.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College provide flexible hours for working students. This school also provides affordable classes for students who can not afford to go straight to a university. Lastly this school provides thousands of students with a chance at education at any point in their lives.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star College System is great for all age students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun, just check the boards that are posted throughout the school, there is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food and cafeteria on campus is great, I give it a 4 star rating.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life, Lone Star College is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    I give Lone Star College System a 4 star academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to prospective students is, go, take a tour of any of their beautiful campuses, speak to an adviser and enroll. It is that simple.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is the best community college system in the Texas area. The president of the college along with the instructors, all care about each students success. It's easy to enroll and you won't break the bank.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have yet to witness any unsafe incidents at Lone Star College. However, I do witness a great deal of campus security patrolling the hallways and parking lots.

    Great for these types of students

    Full-time or part-time students with outside responsibilities that include family and work. Students who seek fit locations near home and work.

    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star College offers very accommodating pricing for prospective students. If you're looking to save money at a starter college, this is the choice for you!

    What to do for fun

    Lone Star College has cafeteria options that are very convenient for students. Having a quick meal in between class with a friend is always enjoyable. Also, Lone Star College offers nice, user friendly libraries with computers, study rooms, and all of the data a student could ask for.

    Food and Dining

    Lone Star College offers great, fast, and friendly food options. Coffee, pasta, and fellow students are always nearby!

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star College offers a wide variety of options within the classroom. Rigor depends on the type of learning you seek along with the professor and his/her teaching style.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should choose Lone Star college if they're looking for a school with convenient locations and times that allows the student to maintain and upkeep outside responsibilities. Students, who like myself, are full-time in both school and work will find Lone Star College to be very helpful as it relates to time management. Always remember, determination and hard work are the keys to success!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College offers a wide variety of classroom attendance options including distance learning, in-class, and hybrid classes. The staff is courteous and friendly, and teachers/professors are more than helpful.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are many manysecurity guards on campus and they even have their own police department.

    What to do for fun

    The campuses always offer different activities such as movie night and different athletic competitions.

    Food and Dining

    On campus cafe is great is has a wonderful variety of different foods.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms sorry :(

    Academic Rigor

    The academic program is great and the teachers are always so helpful and willing to reach out as far as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great choice for a college and if you choose to attend Lone Star you will see it is one of the best choices you've made.

    In three sentences

    This is a very great school regardless of if your a first time student or your continuing education. The advisors and professors are all very helpful with everything from registration to academics. The course layout for your degree choice is laid out for perfect understanding.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    lots of clubs

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs to join and activities and festivals to attend

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Its great

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star offers all sorts of help from tutoring and different study aids that really helped me out

    Tips for prospective students

    If you think that you might want to go to Lone Star go chat with an advisor. They will help you figure out your educational goals, and help you out with any testing requirements that you may need.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star offers many different campus location which makes it easier to find classes close to you. I have been to 3 of the campus locations and they were all beautiful campuses. I had some really great professors there and my advisor was really great.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police officers always drive around the parking lots for students' safety. Also the lots are well lit at night.

    Food and Dining

    I do not dine on campus. I do use vending machines and purchase snacks at the bookstore when necessary.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are not easy but are high quality. The material is relevant to current day issues and topics are interesting. Professors make themselves available to students,offer guidance, and suggestions to improve grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know the reason why you want to get a college education and constantly remind yourself of it during tough times. Make sure you have a good support system at home and work. Plan head and don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College has knowledgeable and friendly staff. The professors care about students and want them to succeed. My classmates are relatable and help me to stay motivated.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So far, I have not encountered any incidents.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very interesting clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    You get an education for less.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations to get involved. This way you meet new friends and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but pricey.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are professors that love to teach and show it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! This will help you meet people that are willing to help, and can answer questions. Networking is an important thing to do.

    In three sentences

    This school has many resources. This school is very helpful. This school is nice.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a game room on the second floor where a lot of people hang out after class.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good there is luby's fudruckers and much more.

    Dorm Life

    This is not a dorm like college.

    Academic Rigor

    There classes are very good. The teachers are the best of the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to this college then go you will not be disapointed.

    In three sentences

    I really like this school the teacher are very nice. The staff is very respectful to you. And the education is very good.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I have always been encouraged to not spend when I cannot afford. The understanding of how money works is complicated especially to a college student. We tend to rely on our parents when we are in high school, so there is a huge difference in saving on money and knowing when to spend between a college student and a parent. Save money and live within my means is a motto that I live by. Knowing the difference between needing and wanting is the name of the game. Money can be dealt with knowledgeably in many different ways, which could include eating when you can and also spending when you have money to spend. Dining out is easier but cost more, while learning how to cook and eating in is more important. When dining, know that you are spending because you can and not because you just want to. I do not splurge on anything unless it is a good deal and a good deal consists of knowing when something is made then bought prepared. Eating is an important part of living, but spending when you can is even more important. The difference in a good meal is when it is saving you money. Dining in is an important part of saving money because when you buy food in bulk, you admit to yourself that it will be well worth it. You purchase food to last and not to expire so you are also observing expiration dates and notice how much you buy within that week or month.

    Dorm Life

    I am unfamiliar with a dorm life due to the fact that I go to a community college and live close to campus. This is a benefit that I am use to and like because of the fact that gas prices are at an all-time high. The cost of living has increased so saving money is also a goal to try to attain. Living on campus has its ups and its downs, but knowing the difference between traveling far daily and walking down the campus is the key. I do know of many who are in the dorm life and I hear that it is difficult to only worry about you. While your stay in a dorm, you tend to focus on yourself and your room mates as well. You live together so you focus on comfort level in the dorm. Each student is expected to be respectful and courteous towards the other. If I have an opportunity to avoid a dorm life, I would avoid it only to enjoy renting or owning a place nearby. This would be a benefit if I could find a job on campus and find scholarships to apply to. Scholarships can save you money and if money is gained, then most of the money earned will be used to purchase beneficial things. To live on campus also means to live within your means.

    Academic Rigor

    Procrastination is something we all know as making things more difficult for ourselves. We hold off and think about what we could do until the last minute of when the assignment is due. This academic rigor is serious and challenging to go through without determination. Knowing to hold off when you can and get a short break when possible. Take the assignment as serious as possible because planning is winning in the steps through college life. Difficulties include more than just holding off, but also include knowing when it is the right time to do something positive and impactful. Take every opportunity in college to get the most out of the experience. Know that when something is holding you back, then it may be more important to finish it early to finish the semester stronger than ever. Semesters come and go but knowledge of how to get through any rigor that college may have can help you through looking at the past. Experience is the key to victory and knowing how to deal with a difficult decision is a key step of life. Use every experience as a stepping stone towards another and never act upon a situation without knowing the outcome. Learn to adapt through rigors by making the most out of every opportunity that seems simple. Plan each new step and each goal that shows youâ??re determination is what will get you through any academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look to make your college experience as simple as you can. Look for every opportunity to help you through tough times. A great example is to apply to as many scholarships as possible. Look for a career that will look for you to work for a salary and not a job that will pay you hourly only to lose focus on striving through life.

    In three sentences

    My Lone Star College experience has been great and worth my time. I see Lone Star College as a community college that has saved me money and lead me through experiences that have been difficult and yet I have pulled through them. This community college has been supportive of me through and through so that is why I know Lone Star College is and will always be known as nothing less than great to me.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lone Star college is very safe since it is a smaller college you really get to know the people around you. There are cops frequently walking around and the people are all very trustworthy. It really provides more confidence then a bigger university where you do not know who the person next to you is.

    What to do for fun

    When you attend Lone Star, there is always something to do. Each week clubs have events going on. Free food and activities are always available to help reduce the stress from studying.

    Food and Dining

    Attending Lone Star saves you money because not only are the classes less expensive than university classes but you can stay close to home. When it comes to food this is a great thing because you save a lot of money and eat healthier. With more money being saved when you do go out you can enjoy better restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    When going to Lone Star, you can stay with your parents. This is a good thing for students who want to go to college but stay close to home with their loved ones. In the end you will be saving a lot more money staying at home the first few years of college.

    Academic Rigor

    At Lone Star, some classes require a lot of reading and note taking. Other classes do not require as much reading or studying. Even if you believe classes are easy it is always good to study and do what you are suppose to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are starting college or finishing high school should realize how important grades are. Studying and paying attention in class pays off during exams and quizzes. College is the best thing that can happen to you because with a good education your life is easier.

    In three sentences

    Lone star college is a good school to begin your career because it offers small classes. You get more one on one time with professors and classes go at your pace. It is a great way to meet new people and get prepared for major universities.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They always have police officers patrolling

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are not too expensive and you receive an excellent education.

    What to do for fun

    Have lots of activities and clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good and not to expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up, you may get stressed and want to quit. If you stay positive you will be successful and the feeling you receive from that is one of the best in the world!

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent school. The professors are great and the school is a great environment to learn. There are many options within the school to help one be successful.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    May clubs meet. It is also fun to just hang around campus and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines plus healthier options at our very own Luby's!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teaching is great and there are many class options for your credits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all your homework and come to classes on time.

    In three sentences

    The people are friendly. The campus is clean. The teaching is excellent.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of officers walking by the campus, almost all of them are friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Among all the clubs and activities, we have: - Phi Theta Kappa - Anime Club - Aftermath (Math Club) - etc.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a multi-diverse school, and it is great for any kind of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus might be unusual to see several adult students at night classes. (6:00 - 9:00 PM)

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not (at most cases) expensive (but having a little scholarship is not a bad idea)

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities and organizations, there is the Student Center, which is the meeting point of students to relax, there are also several events sponsored by the school such as movie nights, halloween events, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria and a coffee shop in campus, not as a regular university, but they are still decent.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    There might be less academic rigor; however, the professors are only paying attention to those that care about the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Always check for future classes, and plan ahead. - If you are failing the class, do not drop it yet, talk about it. - Get to know faculty, they might help you someday. - Always make good notes, and go to class everyday; if you are lucky you might be surprised with the results of attending.

    In three sentences

    LSCS is a great place to start college, and it does not matter what the situation might be, there is always a nice way to start, and it is here.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is a VERY safe campus. there are campus police 24/7. I go to school at night so when i am leaving it is very late. Not once have i ever feared something would happen because there are always people looking out for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have all kinds of clubs and activities. Just about anything you are interested in they offer.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students that work full time. The schedules are very flexible, it is also great for students that are paying for school on there own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I go to school at night so i dont know of any.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a good education at Lonestar. It is worth every penny you put towards your education there.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to the gym there is all kind of physical activities you can do there.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and is priced well.

    Dorm Life

    They dont have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are amazing here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to enroll early because classes fill up class. Make sure to walk aound the campus and get a feel for the layout. Study and go to class.

    In three sentences

    Lonestar is a great college to start out at. The teachers are great. It is a very nice school and the staff there make the whole college experience and little less scary for first time college students.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You'll always see police walking around, and I have never seen any problems.

    Clubs and Activities

    ALL KINDS!!! Drama, speech, sports, etc. They also have random days where they do fun stuff and give out free prizes!

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None?

    Bang for the buck

    Super great place.... can't go wrong!

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of clubs that they have that you can join. Sports, drama, etc. Get involved!

    Food and Dining

    Some Lone Stars have food, others don't. But the food that some of them have is good

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here :)

    Academic Rigor

    THEY WANT YOU TO LEARN!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up, take notes, get to know your professors. Most professors are more than willing to give you a helping hand if you just ASK.

    In three sentences

    Great welcoming environment

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is security on campus at all times. There are phones located in every room that if you picked it up it directly calls the campus police.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot of clubs that you can choose from. They all host a series of different activities.

    What to do for fun

    Because it is a Community college there not alot you can do, but I would say join a Club that interests you and go to the activities that Lonestar does offer. You'll have fun, and get free stuff!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good at the location that I am at.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you make sure all information is up-to-date. Make sure you've registered for classes.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is an amazing school to attend. The teacher, student ratio is about 1:20 . Beautiful campus.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has many police patrolling inside and outside to keep the campus safe. If something is lost the security officers will find it and return it, plus they will walk you out to your car if you need them too for protection. They are great to have around.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraturnaties at the college but there are college parties. We are all the same.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a week each semester, were every club gets together to recruit new members and do community service, have fun, make new friends, and have many conversations with about different topics. There are many different groups and you can join as many of them as you want and the meetings work with the students to make sure they can join.

    Great for these types of students

    The college is great for every student. Every student has the same opportunity to achieve greatness.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some people sit by the lake/pond to relax and enjoy the view. There is a small water fall near the front of the campus some go to take pictures.

    Bang for the buck

    The book store sells every book needed for the classes there along with Cy-Fair College clothing and memorabilia.

    What to do for fun

    Sit in the library and get on the Internet or read. You can play basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, or join us at the smoking pavilion where we play hakisack, soccer, catch, and many other out door activities. You don't have to smoke, I don't and I still hang out and play games.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different types of food at the college and you can pretty much eat anywhere you want.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms but there are apartments within walking distance of the college and many students live there.

    Academic Rigor

    Many students leave the college with above a 3.0 and transfer to a university with most of their credits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not skip class, make many friends and have study groups for the classes you have difficulty with.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College Cy-Fair is an amazing school. There are many opportunities and most of the classes transfer. You can also hang out with many different people as they are all friendly and accepting.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lone Star has top-notch security and their really cool too.

    Clubs and Activities

    PAK (Power and Knowledge)

    Great for these types of students

    For those who want a career in a short amount of time, general know-how of which ever subject they are wanting to know about, and those just wanting to get basics done without spending big money.

    Bang for the buck

    It's really helped me and my family out money wise. Whether a college is a university or a community college, I still got the college experience and Lone Star taught me that.

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event going on on camous so look at the bulliten boards to see, art galleries, sport competitions, jazz festivals, cultural informatives, you name it.

    Food and Dining

    The food is as awesome as it looks, especially the fried chicken and salads.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Lone Star College but if there were I would totally stay in them.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is only as hard as you make it. Do not procrastinate, stay ahead, and stay focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a planner, stay ahead of your work, help others who don't understand, ask for help if you yourself do not understand, do not be too harsh on yourself, have relaxation day every once in a while, always have a goal, and stay positive!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a professional college system with a nourishing educational program for students of all colors, ages, and sizes. From its massive library, cultivated teachers and friendly faculty, there is always a sense of motivation, self-progression, and family to encourage students from all over. This well-nourished environment accentuates its diverse curriculum and gives its students the greatest opportunities to ensure their future.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety here is great. If you ever need help or feel like you are not safe you can call the campus police and they will help you out, take care of you, and walk you to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from, hard to pick just a few. A lot is offered here and if you find a club that you want but there isn't one don't be scared to start one.

    What to do for fun

    The main source of fun here would be all the clubs that they offer. Don't be scared to join one just let it help you descover who you really are.

    Food and Dining

    Foods not real bad but there are lots of other places to eat around it.

    Dorm Life

    This college doesn't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are great. There is a lot to choose from and they are also fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never doubt a community college or think they it isn't good enough. This college is a great starting point for people wanting to go to or return to college. There are great professors here that know what they are talking about and are very helpful. So don't ever feel like this college isn't good enough for you.

    In three sentences

    This college is a wonderful place to start college. The people here have been really helpful and nice. I am happy I choose to start my college life here.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe college, i have not heard of anything bad.

    What to do for fun

    There are art galleries, comedian shows, plays, movie nights, club organization activities, and more, on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Very small cafeteria, the food could improve.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not difficult if you attend to every class and do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being organized makes a big difference, as a college student one must learn how to manage time. Choose your classes carefully. If you already know that you have difficulty in certain subjects, make sure you don't take those classes all together in one semester. For example, taking two hard classes and twoeasy classes, balances out.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending Lone Star College. Is a very good transition from high school to college life, in a way it prepares you to attend a big university. The professors are very attentive of their students, since the classrooms are small size.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always see cops around campus

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs to join and it is so fun!

    What to do for fun

    Go to club meetings and go watch the sports!

    Food and Dining

    Great food! Some times it is expensive but it tastes good!

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Great way to start

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep trying and work your hardest. it is worth it in the end if you keep up your homework.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a great place to start. the teachers have been great and are very willing to help. There are so many people to help you when you need it and you can always count on them.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody wanting to go to school from home or take online courses.

    Dorm Life

    I don't think they have dorms...

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the online courses!

    In three sentences

    It's good for anybody wanting to attend college from home.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    157 of 264

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    No excuse to be alone or left out of any activities at Lone Star.

    What to do for fun

    The campus often has event for students to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    My Lone Star campus had one cafe which is over priced and for no good reason.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Lone Star are difficult despite contrary belief.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enter Lone Star with a plan and goals that you plan to accomplish, make sure you know what you're there for. While Lone Star is a great educational institution it is designed to be for temporary benefit and presents great risk for students to caught and trapped into the system.

    In three sentences

    Amazing institution for those who are not completely prepared for a top university. The school, though a community college, makes you feel as if you are a ivy league education. My year at Lone Star was beneficial in more ways than I'd imagined.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety has security over the place, but you can never get away from crime or anything that would happen. You just have to be careful where you are at and remember to evacuate when the school board tells so.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes some of the organizations help with little social gatherings and enjoy free food, or they would set up movie night and such.

    What to do for fun

    Hang around campus, explore the campus see what they have provided when they do fun social mixers.

    Dorm Life

    There is no Dorms, but i'd be gladly to stay in dorms if there were provided by the college system.

    Tips for prospective students

    To apply for classes on time once when they are available. You will get the teacher you want and the classes you like.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College System is affordable, there is many different programs and careers provided as well as they are very helpful with financial and registration compared to any other universities.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have real police officers that ride around campus to make sure we are safe and everything is okay.

    Greek Life

    I'm unaware.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of clubs and activities. There is almost a club or an organization for each major, including speech. There are also job fairs held here, and even days where we either get free coffee or hot dogs/hamburgers. They give the coffee during meetings or learning seminars for the students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an organization called The Mission. It is for speaking the Word of God and is awesome. We also sing, praise, and worship the Lord. All this takes place outside our commons building in our speech area.

    What to do for fun

    The college has a commons area which is where the cafeteria is. There are also something like the PlayStation, and air hockey.

    Food and Dining

    We have a Luby's cafeteria which includes home cooked meals and a salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    We all live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The college has a wide selection of courses to select from, of course depending on your major. The college also has all the required courses that are offered in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    When picking a college be very observant when looking around at the college. Pay attention to how alert and eager the staff is in assisting you. Also, see if you can tell whether or not they care to take their time in assisting you.

    In three sentences

    Since I have attended, I have noticed everyone is very caring and eagar to help the students when ever necessary. In our classes, our teachers do what they can to help us learn so we pass; they even have tutors for every class. Overall the school has a very comfortable learning facility.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Lone Star has many campuses. I've only been to two, not all of them. Choose the one that's best for you or a campus that is closer to you. North Harris is larger than University Park. Campus doesn't matter if you're taking online classes. It does when you're taking hybrid classes.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is one of the best community college systems of Texas. Faculty and students are friendly. There are a lot of activities going on.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy dancing and watching movies. I also love helping others and going to church. I am a big believer of God.

    Food and Dining

    The food they offer is perfect.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I have a 3.5 GPA currently and hope to get it to a 4.0 by the end of the semester.

    In three sentences

    I love Lone Star College-Cyfair. It has great facilities and staff. I find it very easy to learn and focus here at the Cyfair campus.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is playing tennis, softball, or flag footbal. There are many sports you can choose and campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Luby's cafe is there and serves the best chicken strips. All the major buildings have some sort of stand where you can buy food.

    Dorm Life

    I hear there are great apartments near, but I am a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    The same general education classes you would be taking at a university you can take at Lone Star.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to sign up for stuff. Lone Star always post upcoming events and scholarship opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star provides a great atmosphere of university life into a community college. They all sorts of clubs and sports you can join. The commons is never deserted and always full of life.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    There is not a dorm life, you get to live at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be prepared and stay on top of your work for your classes.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a great institution that allows students to get a great education for a cheaper price. I love all my professors that i have currently have for my classes. I believe that this college is an amazing place for starting out college students.

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join a student group.

    Food and Dining

    Off campus options.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with one of the team advisors, not the general ones.

    In three sentences

    A great place to attend school! Very wonderful teacjing staff. Friendly environment all around.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    many to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    anyone needing to earn credits or for getting an education for the workforce

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    library is great

    What to do for fun

    Lone Star has many activities to choose from

    Food and Dining

    no food

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    wonderful

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend Lone Star for your college credits

    In three sentences

    I love this school. It is not only a beautiful school but it is also very comfortable. I am looking forward to going here next year.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    always rate your teachers before selecting a class

    In three sentences

    A good school to complete your basic classes

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on here. Workshops, Job Fairs, Music/dance festivals.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good just need more variety.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Definably would recommend this school to any students, it is a great starter school.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is a wonderful school to start at the teacher and classes are great and so many opportunities for the future.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There has been a shooting since I started here, but it wasn't a mass-murder incident, just a personal dispute. There was an assault on another campus, but it was domestic violence. Police presence on campus is pretty noticeable. Seems that if you don't bring your home problems to school, you'll be just fine.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent

    Clubs and Activities

    There seems to be a club for every interest, although membership and participation in most seems limited. Student Life is always planning events for the student body, from build-a-bear on Valentine's Day to movie day the following week. Brother for Brother seems active, and the Geology club takes regular field trips.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional, GED, evening and weekend, distance learning.

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive, and you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Participate in the extra-curricular and Student life events. Watch a sporting event. Take some time in the gym for free. There is always a free lecture or guest speaker of some kind to listen to.

    Food and Dining

    Blah. One cafeteria, what you see is what you get. Baked potatoes aren't bad, gyros were just okay. Pizza, burgers, french fries, etc. One coffee shop, not a starbucks, not that good. On the bright side, if you order for a group, the staff becomes confused easily and only rings up half your order. 50% discount.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms....

    Academic Rigor

    Not all students are meant to go to college, despite what your high-school counselor told you. If you can't cut it here, don't waste your time applying to university. Do all the homework, whether it is assigned or not, take advantage of the free tutoring, and ask someone for help before the tests. There is no reason that any student can't get an A in any of these classes, if they apply themselves. Extra credit is offered in several classes. Do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many classes as you can accomodate in your schedule, but do not try to be over-ambitious. Recognize your limitations and plan accordingly. Join some extra-curricular groups. Despite what the college will tell you, most universities do not want you to complete your Associates. It is a waste of money for you, despite what Lone Star says. Consult with your university advisor for your degree plan regularly.

    In three sentences

    This college is a great resource to knock out your core classes for far cheaper than university. Don't expect a lot from either your peers or your professors, or you will be disappointed. This is a great place to get your GPA up to a 4.0 before transferring with minimal effort.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are everywhere even have a number you can call them if need of help.

    Greek Life

    There's even a club. Great.

    Clubs and Activities

    Soccer, Honors, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Nice place to start and saves money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The hot dog day.

    Bang for the buck

    Great idea.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on at the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Always eat the same.

    Dorm Life

    I live with my parents.

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention in class if not ask don't be scared.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school fro freshman's and first time college students because there are a lot of people here to help in every category. They even let you know what scholarships we can apply.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of officers on each campus. Drills keep everyone ready for whatever may come and safety is very important.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities on each campus. Club rush in Kingwood is insane with how many clubs are available.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, any type of student, just make sure you are willing to get an education and work to get your degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kingwood has geo trails on campus and have a lot of activities and fairs. Also has a student life center where people can play pool and video games.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices have really raised and since I pay everything out of my own pocket, it's really hitting hard. It almost seems as though it's not worth the money, but it's different for each student.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of things to do around the area of all campuses. Just depends which campus you go to and where you reside that determines your activites.

    Food and Dining

    On campus cafeteria has pretty obsurd prices for not so spectacular food. I recommend going off campus if you want to have lunch.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus, (community college) but some local apartments offer student prices.

    Academic Rigor

    A new rule now requires professors to take roll and 3+ absences are subject to being dropped from the class. Scholastic dishonesty is taken very seriously here as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read up on each campus. I've had some horrible professors from specific campuses and only go to a select few for my classes. Check ratemyprofessor as well, it really helps you find out which Lone Star teachers are really there to enrich lives.

    In three sentences

    Small classes for a better learning atmosphere. Not too costly for students that pay out of pocket tuition. Multiple campuses across the area to choose from.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    If you are highly-motivated, and have a passion to study, then Lone Star College is definitely the right place for you.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe you see the campus police roaming around the area frequently.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who do not have a lot of money to pay for college and students who are returning to school.

    Food and Dining

    The food is a bit on the pricey side and the food is not that great tasting either.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms since it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    There is not that many academic rigors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate, study hard, and enjoy your college life.

    In three sentences

    It is a great student. It is very economical, the teachers are always willing to help, and the environment is good. I personally like it a lot and I am greatful to have started my college life here.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of this community college and get an associates to transfer to your college of choice wither it be UT austin or UH .

    In three sentences

    Its very simple and the teachers there are very down to earth . They offer a very quality education . Its a good challenge and very cheap.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is terrible and over-priced! Pack your lunch

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the tutoring center!

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school. The campus is big and beautiful. The student life is very active!

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is relatively safe, I feel safe most of the time I am there.

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations for anyone's liking

    Great for these types of students

    Great for first time college students

    Bang for the buck

    LSC classes are half the cost of 4-yr universities

    What to do for fun

    Different organizations: Movie night, Student center where there is pool, ping pong tables, xbox, etc, basketball and volleyball courts. There's a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of learning the basics at Lone Star, it will help when you transition to a 4-yr university.

    In three sentences

    It's a great college for transitional students and first time college students.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have seen police officers on campus a number of times. They also have police officers/security who actually work for Lone Star.

    Greek Life

    Not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not involved in any.

    Great for these types of students

    The classes are not too big. I would say that the biggest class would proabably contain no more than 30 students. Being in class is very comfortable and there is much opportunity for student-teacher interaction.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think the fact that the mascot is a duck is a bit odd.

    Bang for the buck

    I love Lone Star, I think it is awesome and I honestly wish it was a four year college!

    What to do for fun

    The school is very large and very nice and there are multiple chairs/benches/tables outside seated in front of the water fallls/lakes which are nice to sit on and do homework and or study! Also, there is a tutoring center on the second floor of the library.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten the school's food.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    All my professors thus far have been excellent and I have yet to experience any problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes in advance in order to get a good schedule that fits your life. Take summer courses, they really help to knock out basic classes. Also, talk to advisors in order to know what classes you need to take.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a wonderful community college for one to start out his or her college career out. The campus is nice, new, and large, yet not overwhelming. The staff is great and I honestly wish I could stay at Lone Star forever, however, it is unfortunately not a four year college!

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is okay.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are pretty laid back but others can be quite tough. Overall, I feel that the teachers do the best they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out as much as you can about your teachers before signing up!

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College System offers wonderful classes and some great teachers. Overall, the faculty really seem invested in student's future. Campuses are clean, updated, and all across Houston.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe, and security is nice.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    None or I'm just not interested enough to notice any.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to get a head start on college. I'm starting here and moving to Blinn in the fall. (I graduated early)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of

    Bang for the buck

    With the dual credit price 5 starts. With the out of district price no stars..

    What to do for fun

    Sit outside and smoke if your into that.. Not much fun things.

    Food and Dining

    They have good snacks in the book store and they give away food sometimes.

    Dorm Life

    There is none

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy, some are hard. I always feel like I learn something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your professors not times for your classes. Don't look at it like its high school. You HAVE TO DO THE WORK! Be respectful. Its a lot of self driven studying/learning.

    In three sentences

    I learned that I can save money for school by going to a community college. I learned I can take dual credit courses here. I learned this is a nicer learning environment than I thought it would be.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cannot rate so high on campus safety seeing as this school system has been on the news twice in the last year for a shooting and a mass stabbing.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of, although i'm sure it's there.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities available. Just check one of the bulletin boards in any of the buildings and be prepared to be overwhelmed with clubs and activities!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who like to learn by comprehending rather than memorizing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as I'm aware the nature trails are the only unusual location. Tomball also has a pasture used by the vet. tech. students that often has cattle or horses in it that you can take a stroll by and see them grazing though you cannot go in! (The cattle and horses do the grazing not the vet tech students [usually])

    Bang for the buck

    Overall this is a great school to go to for your money, it has great education, great campuses, and the costs (tuition, supplies, books [ok books are insanely expensive but that's EVERYWHERE]) are not too crazy.

    What to do for fun

    Some of the campuses are quite beautiful and walking the campus itself is an activity. The Tomball campus also has extensive nature trails and there are tennis courts, tracks, gyms, clubs, and other activities to keep you occupied. Campuses will also put on events, for example the German festival (food, music and dancing!)

    Food and Dining

    Not the greatest food in the cafeterias, but enough choice that you should be satisfied during your breaks.

    Dorm Life

    I don't believe this applies here unless there are dorms at one of the campuses that I am unaware of.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically I believe this school excels when compared to other community colleges

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has a way of teaching more material than some other of the community colleges I have experienced while at the same time making the classes more enjoyable and easier to pass. Here it is about learning the subjects not cramming material so if you can get yourself interested in the class you will probably do well by default.

    In three sentences

    Usually pretty great professors and classes. The online systems and shcool technology can often go haywire which can lead to many headaches but when everything is working correctly it is all very up to date. The career programs (veterinary technology specifically) are truly impressive!

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel like the safety of the campus could be improved, by adding more lights outside or having more officers that were just patrolling the area at night when the night classes are getting out. There has not been any big issues such as shootings or stabbings, which have occurred at other campuses.

    Greek Life

    There is not a Greek life at this college.

    Clubs and Activities

    The campuses have various different clubs that a student can join and have an active social circle. There are various clubs for different degree programs as well just like at a major university.

    Great for these types of students

    It is really great for students that are not just students, such as those that have families and are going back to school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not aware of any unusual traditions or locations on the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    They are very reasonably priced if you liver there. However if you live out of district the prices almost double, and with gas it is almost as cheap to go to a university that you is close to you unless it is a prestigious university.

    What to do for fun

    The university is very good about putting on things for their students. There are many opportunities to get involved there and to have the chance to participate in extracurriculars.

    Food and Dining

    I do not know about their food there. I try to not eat out a lot any where.

    Dorm Life

    There is not a dorm life with this colege system.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some professors that are very good and there are others that are just easy As. It is about the same as it is with every other college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you read about the professors, and if nobody is taking a professor there is probably a reason why. Make sure that you do study though because that is how you are going to maintain a good GPA and get in to the program you are applying to, which are very competitive there.

    In three sentences

    It is a good college, if you get the right professors, as with any college. The school experience there is a good atmosphere to get used to the college environment. They are very good about working with extenuating circumstances.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Each campus has a student center where they can go with friends and play games or just sit and have a chat.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has a clean cafeteria that provides variety of dishes for students.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star College does not provide student housing at any of its campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the teachers, the academic rigor can be either low, or high. Whether the class is easy or hard, the students learn a lot from every class they take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, and work hard!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a great school that provides hundreds of students to further their education in the most convenient way. It is less costlier than many universities, with a great faculty that strive hard in the success of their students. Lone Star College also has many different great organization that involve the students in heping them make a better community.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    During Fall semester they offer lots of activities and trips. They also provide with a gym, pool table, or even pin-pong table.

    Food and Dining

    The food is some what enjoyable, they have a cafe for those people who can't really go to a coffee shop to get their caffeine.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorm since it's a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    There's always tutor that can assist you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a high school students I recommend to get involve in dual credit, but if you didn't score well enough there is Summer Bridge program where they offer help and they provide you the text book which saves money and time.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is a great start to get your Associates out of the way. They provided various programs for adults and even high school students. The tuition price is affordable since it's a community college.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There has recently been an increase in campus security. This is refreshing!

    Greek Life

    There are none of these in this community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club and activity for every possible personality, interest, hobby, race, and sexual orientation, religious group!

    Great for these types of students

    There is a great student center with gaming, dancing, and also wi-fi access!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each semester the college puts on a play and there is also an Art gallery show. In this art gallery, students and people are able to buy the work displayed.

    Bang for the buck

    The student diversity is amazing. There are so many different ethnicities and age groups in each class and on the whole campus. There is also many student activities!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of student activities. There is a lot of theatre students and choir students performing and practicing around campus. This is entertaining to watch.

    Food and Dining

    There are great options for food and dining. There is a coffee house and a cafeteria, with lounges in each. The quality and price of the food is great!

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life. This is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others. This all depends on what kind of student person is, and what professor that student has.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be absent. There is a school limit on how many absences that one can have per class. Before signing up for class with a specific professor, check RateMyProfessor.

    In three sentences

    The class sizes are reasonable. The teachers are well qualified and they work with the students. There are many on campus activities to take part in.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety of this campus is great, but there have been other campuses in the same college system that have had unsafe events occurred.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like larger campus, Lone Star College System Provides chances for students to meet other students and interact in a fun club environment.

    Great for these types of students

    Lone Star is great for student that prefer to be in smaller class room settings, and have a chance speak with the professor and other students. It is a great stepping stone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it is a community college, i believe it is a great place to save. The classes and book prices are reasonable; you also have a lot of chances to rent cooks instead of purchase them.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and near by locations to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    There is only one location to dine here, however that are many places surrounding the school.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star College System does not have a dorm system.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too rigors because you have many tools available for tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Lone Star College System is a great place to start if you are planning to Transfer or even if you are simply trying it get certified.

    In three sentences

    Attending Lone Star College System has been a great experience. I have met many supporting and great professors. Along with many interesting students.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The theater is what I spent most of my time in, and I had a blast.

    Great for these types of students

    Great start for students who want to go to college, but don't know what they want to major in.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in the many student activities that are presented.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work. And if your signing up for classes check http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ to see if that professor will fit your learning style.

    In three sentences

    This is a really great school for first time college students to start. The classes you take here are transferable to many universities around Texas. The professors really care about your future, and you will learn and get A's if you apply yourself.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school is pretty secure but you never know what could happen since there are thousands of students on campus everyday. make sure you keep your belongings, stay with a group of friends, park your care where is it well lighted and make sure you lock it. Remember always be aware of your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    The school offers free tutoring for any subject. make sure you take advantage of that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lone Star has more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus! they have Student Ambassador Program, Student outreach and retention both which offers scholarships, Art society, dance team, and many other more.

    Great for these types of students

    New high school graduates, returning students and graduate students who are switching their careers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have 7 campuses around Houston, they are also opening a new location this fall 2013. Make sure you search which one is closest to you!

    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star college is a great option for new college students. Its close to home, very affordable and all your credits transfer to any other universities.

    What to do for fun

    They have the new student life area which has pool table and other games available for students and its free. They also have student events throughout the year which is very fun.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a variety of food but it can be pricey. I usually bring my own food to school and use the microwaves.

    Dorm Life

    Since its a community college, they don't have any campus dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very nice, they will help and provide you with materials you need to succeed. Make sure you go to class and follow the syllabus to stay on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you sign up for new student orientation. they give you lots of tips for new college students, a great campus tour, and you can talk to advisors if you have any questions and they will help you register for classes.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a great campus, the environment is very friendly and they offer you a great option of learning. You can take online classes, day or night class and also hybrid classes.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lone Star Tomball has a lot of clubs and organizations to get involved in, and Student Life is always planning events that are fun to attend.

    Academic Rigor

    I am going into an engineering field, and I feel very prepared with the education I received at Lone Star. My calculus, physics and chemistry courses were not easy, and my professors were very thorough and expected a lot out of me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you sign up for classes, go to Ratemyprofessor.com to check out the ratings on your professors. Also, college professors aren't like high school teachers: they won't hold your hand for every assignment. Be prepared to work and learn on your own, and you will be fine!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College has been a wonderful place for me to start my college education. I have received a rigorous education that I am confident has prepared me for engineering school at a major university. I would recommend Lone Star to anyone seeking an education that is more convenient and less expensive than a four-year school.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online student!

    Greek Life

    Online student!

    Clubs and Activities

    Online student!

    What to do for fun

    Work, shop, eat!

    Food and Dining

    I'm unable to rate this since I don't live on campus, & I am a full time online student.

    Dorm Life

    I'm unable to rate this since I don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Love this college!

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you're coming in as a campus student or an online student, make sure you know what will work best for you. The best tip I can give is to meet with your advisor as SOON as you're confused or have a problem. The advisors there are such a big help and they're super friendly as well. Don't be intimidated!

    In three sentences

    This is my first year attending Lone Star, as well as my first year being a full time online student, & I must say I absolutely love it. The campus is great and finding everything is a piece of cake. The online courses are great too, and the online professors are awesome at replying back quickly and consistently. They're extremely helpful with everything.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Recently there have been bad events at some of the lone star campuses, but that does not mean that it's always a dangerous place to go to. It would be nice if the campus could to metal searches before letting students on campus, but they don't because of their rules and procedures. Greater safety measures would be something they need to work on.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs that you can join like The engineering club, Phi Theta Kappa, The Latin American Assosication, International Alliance, Anime club, Alpha Omega, and plenty others. Follow this link for more: http://lonestar.collegiatelink.net/organizations

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said before, LSC is for students who want to save money, or for those who feel like they don't have enough money for a college education. You spend about $700-1000 for 12 credit hours including all the fees and then about $200-500 for books and supplies (varies). And if you qualify for financial aid then it covers all your costs for classes and books. (This is a good way to save than spending over $40,000 for the first 2yrs of a university education).

    What to do for fun

    There are many things you can do for entertainment as there are events every day. First there is the Student center, which has ping pong tables, a movie room, and I think a game room. There are also many couches, and tables in which students can just hang out. For me the funest events are the student life events like ice cream BINGO, donut day, Octoberfest, pumpking carving contest, and other cool stuff you can attend to after or in between classes.

    Food and Dining

    The food here isn't great, it's expensive heated up food that I believe is not worth buying unless you have nothing else to eat. I recommed future students to bring their own lunch unless you want to spend over five dollars daily on bad food. McDonalds and Subway are other options.

    Dorm Life

    LSC does not have dorms as they are located nearby your parent's or the individual's home. Which is a good thing since you won't spend thousands living on a university's dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class and each person's best subject, you might have easy to hard classes. For example I did well in my Government and English classes, but had a harder time with my science classes like Chemistry. So academically LSC has medium difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students who are registering for classes, make sure you search who your professor is before taking their class. and register early as classes fill up fast. Find out who the good advisers are because some will help you out more than others.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a good place to go if a student is undecided on what they want to do, or feel unready to go to a university. Community College is the transition between high school and a university education and you get to save money for the time your there. I recommend this school to any one who feel they can't afford a college education or feel unprepared for it.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I compared Lone Star to other universities, you get about of bang for you buck.

    What to do for fun

    Many different activities there definitely something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Great food

    Dorm Life

    No dorms . It's a community college

    Academic Rigor

    It's really a great school despite the current media attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay committed. Get involved in on campus activities. Join tutoring groups.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College has everything you need with 6 different locations. Instructors try to encourage students to become successful independent individuals. They have many degree programs to choose from.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are different clubs you can join and I encourage you to do so it will look great when transferring to a university.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student. I met students from high school, single parents, second career seeker. There are all types of diverse students.

    Bang for the buck

    Rate are a lot lower than our universities in Houston so it is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    The campus always has activities that student can participate in. Also Lone Star is in a great city Houston, and we are surrounded by The Woodlands so there is always something to do.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life, again is great because you don't have to worry about housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    To new students please see and advisor before attending class and get a tour of the campus so you may be familiar with the grounds.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to start your education. It is a college which is close to home and tuition rates are affordable.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are located on a lake which has such incredibly beautiful and peaceful scenerywhich helps study outside. We even have a place outside where it is perfect for plays because you speak out in the center and it projects you voice.

    What to do for fun

    Our student life contains over 6o different clubs. We have a gaming club, dance clubs, chess club and math club. Hispanic organizations like X-presate, we have a Christian club called CRU.

    Food and Dining

    Food here has alot of variety. They have from huge snack wraps for about five dollars to the students favorite... pizza. They also carry box lunches, potatoes, soups and salads. The quality of the food is very well because it is made fresh most of the time only at certain hours like lunch time is where they overproduce, but very well organized.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college so there are no dorms for us unfortunately.

    Academic Rigor

    They do very well with any type of situations. They have unlimited ways to get in contacts with any questions for applying for Fafsa to enrolling in class. They also have campus police always checking out the schools and police phones stationed over the campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students have access to the public library which has over thousands of books and computers. They have free tutoring here if ever feel to overwhelmed and the teachers are always offering their help in anything they can help in. There are also snack bars and helathy food choices so you don't have to leave campus to eat something.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is such a nice college, with affordable prices and amazing, passionate teachers. The classes are small from about 30-40 students which makes it easier to learn and get to know your classmates and teacher for help.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club for almost everything. Any race, religion, hobby, sport, game, choirs, music - you want it, they've got it. Flexible meeting times and days too.

    Bang for the buck

    Its cheap for classes (as far as college/university goes), you learn so much though. Every class has its own vibe and I've had more good teachers than bad teachers, even online classes are usually good. The campuses are always very nice looking or has intended landscaping.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs, get involved. If you go to Cyfair campus. there is a whole student center where there are video games, pool tables and vending machines as well as places to sit and hangout or eat. It's where people go to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on what campus you are on, there is a variety of foods to choose from. There is always some kind of food somewhere and it's usually pretty cheap too.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms so there isnt dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone star is a place that is designed to learn and make you feel comfortable. I've been to a couple different campuses, and they always have a way to make everywhere seem so inviting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you get to know the campus online with the campus map, it really isn't as big as it looks online I promise. If you want friends, get into a club or two. You'll make friends in classes but you can be more social and put it on your transcripts if you're in a couple of clubs. Don't schedule your classes just a few minutes in between each other, its more stress and you need to breathe between classes and it'll help keep you organized better. Don't buy your books until after you have your first class, it'll save on money plus your teacher might not be using a book at all.

    In three sentences

    Lone star has some of the most interesting teachers I've ever met, a majority of them really seem to care about how you are doing in their class. Classes are small enough to where everyone gets equal attention if they want it. Most of the campuses are nice looking and there are always a lot of things to do around without it costing a lot of money, if any.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are on a budget. They have a great nursing program, and if you are looking to transfer it's a great place to take your basics and save.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely!

    What to do for fun

    Hang around the area.

    Food and Dining

    Good food nearby.

    Dorm Life

    No on campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said, it depends on the teacher but they have excellent faculty in general.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to ratemyprofessor to get information on which professors will challenge you.

    In three sentences

    There are some excellent professors here. Don't write it off because it's a community college. I have had some simple classes with bored teachers and I have had some excellent passionate teachers. The grounds are great and it feels safe.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get active in student activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent. I tended to bring food from.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tougher than others, but all in all you get your money's worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise you to get involved with the student organizations. Make friends with the professors and head of departments. They are always willing to go an extra mile for students.

    In three sentences

    I've had an amazing experience at this institution. The teachers give it their all for their students. Attending this school opened up great opportunities for me.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The college offers plenty of extracurricular activities, almost all who advertise during Club Rush, the college's few days of club promotion.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Lone Star Cyfair has fairly average food overall, with some standouts, but the price is slightly higher than normal.

    Dorm Life

    Since Lone Star is a community college system, they have no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    In general, the education you receive at Lone Star is well-rounded, with many professors coming already from accredited nearby Universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared and know your goals.

    In three sentences

    A great place to start off your college journey at a much lower price. Going here does help you save money in the long run compared to a four year university. The school offers programs to achieve your Associate's Degree and classes to transfer to major universities.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lone Star offers on campus security and the crime levels in the area of the Montgomery campus are low. There were several instances of crime and violence at several of the other Lone Star campus in the area.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Typical offering of clubs and activities, but as its a commuter college participation is lower than average.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for reasonably priced transferable classes and workforce certificates. Perfect for local students wishing to transfer to a four year university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have many different fun days on campus. They have cultural days and events throughout the semester. Typically, students only participate so much. The majority of attending students are commuters with responsibilities outside of college.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer quality instruction and the classes are reasonably priced.

    What to do for fun

    Lone Star offers extracurricular programs including a variety of sports and clubs. The local area has many shopping and entertainment options, but most activities will cost some money.

    Food and Dining

    Lubys holds the food service contract for the Montgomery campus. They offer the typical fare of hamburgers and pizza, but typically you can find a healthy option as well. There are convenient coffee stands and vending located throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star does not offer on campus accomodations.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor at Lone Star depends on the professor. Each class has varying levels of difficulty and most professors there are more strict than not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as possible as classes fill up fast. Don't be afraid to ask for help from the faculty and staff. If you want to make the most of your experience at Lone Star, look for the professors with real life experience. There are quite a few on staff that can give you a broader prospective on real world application of subjects taught.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is one of the largest community colleges in the Houston area. They have expanded significantly in recent years which has given their students more options than ever before. Generally speaking, Lone Star is a great choice for those looking for a convenient established local college.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of variety in this area. Many different clubs and groups they anyone can participate in.

    What to do for fun

    Lone Star is really about getting students involved in their extra-curricular activities. There are plays, musicals, small marathons, social and political discussions. They even have a student area where there are pool tables, tv's and video games. (cy-fair campus)

    Food and Dining

    So-so cafeteria, and very seldom options off campus. The area is still expanding though and I'm sure more restaurants and food joints will be popping up.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms here, just off campus apartments close by.

    Academic Rigor

    Science courses at the Cy-Fair campus are competitive, challenging, and very realistic. Your other basics are fairly up to par with collegiate standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check your professors on ratemyprofessor.com and always sign up for classes early. There are some awesome professors that teach at Lone Star and you definitely do not want to miss out on that.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star was a great start to my college career. Most staff and professors were very helpful with my studies as well as advice for the future. Overall, a great campus, and very helpful with saving money.

  • 07/05/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is good for students from low income families.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of places in the Kingwood-Atascocita-Humble area.

    Food and Dining

    Love the soda machines around campus!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    I hear everything but the criminal justice program is fantastic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask all of the questions you need answered....they will answer!

    In three sentences

    The Kingwood campus is very beautiful and in a nice area. The staff helped me more than I ever could imagine. I'm excited to go!

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although there have been recent shootings and stabbings in the Lone Star College System, the police responded right away and were able to arrive on the campus(es) in a timely manner. Plus, there are police officers who roam around the campus(es).

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Watch plays/ musicals. Play in a volleyball tournament.

    Dorm Life

    You have to commute. There are no dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on whom are your professors. Just make sure to choose wisely and early, so that you will be able to enroll with the best of the best. Also, take into account your learning preferences, schedule outside of class, and what attributes you want your professor(s) to possess. It all boils down to time management though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not think that going to a community college is a bad thing, or for the not-so-bright students. Just think of it as saving a lot more money (and, possibly, time) than your university friends.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College System has great campuses and facilities. The faculty and staff are helpful and easy to communicate with. Plus, LSC is very affordable.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun? Well you can join one of the clubs offered at campus. If you do not find any of the clubs interesting then you can always make up your own club with some of your friends, that is also allowed. The gym is free to use for students, which you can work out, play basketball, or do anything else you can think to do with the open gym space you have occupy. There is also a game center that you can go to to play pool, use the computer, play a video game on the Xbox or PlayStation, or just sit around with some of your friends and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Lone Star location is really good. can be a bit expensive at time when your buy food from them every day. I think it would be best to bring food from home sometimes.

    Dorm Life

    You can't really have a dorm life at Lone Star since there are not any dorms available to you.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star tries different ways to help their students there succeed in classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    use the library, SI, free tutoring, and other free resources that are made accessible to you in order to get the best grades that you can while your are at lone star.

    In three sentences

    There is nothing wrong with going to a community college, especially not Lone Star. Lone Star is a great place to start because it has a lot of useful resources. In addition, there are numerous clubs you can get into if you would like a hobby or just to meet new people.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Lonestar is an awesome school well organized. Classes are great they have professors that care about you and the subject they are teaching.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do, especially if you join the school programs. There is constantly activities happening.

    Food and Dining

    College food what can you say... They do have free food pretty often tho at school functions etc..

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers hold you to a high standard, so does the college; with the honors program etc..

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in all the programs you can in the college. They will help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a very good college system. The classes are not too big, perfect teacher-student ratio. All of the teachers are very qualified for their jobs.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I am in district so this was inexpensive compared to other campuses. I love the amount of classes offered with several different times available. The school is very nice with ponds to sit and enjoy reading or studying. I will be transferring soon and will miss Lone Star.

    What to do for fun

    There are nearby malls and this is close to 290 where there is plenty of shopping and fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a restaurant on campus as well as several around the campus. Get something quick there or walk to a nearby fast food chain.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home because the school is close to my location. There are plenty of options available to other students.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not had any academic problems therefor I am not sure how to answer this.

    In three sentences

    There are several class options available. Very nice and clean school with friendly staff. Very easy entrance.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Have a snack store whenever you're on the go and need a quick snack, also have a nice cafe as well!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on dorm. I live at home so I wouldn't know how dorm life is because Lone Star College at Tomball is only about 20 minutes away from my house.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't too hard if you're willing to try! Professor's are always willing to help out if you don't understand something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work, join organizations, have fun, and do great in class!

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College at Tomball is a great learning experience. They have a very nice staff and the professor's are really nice as well. If you want to pay less for your basic core courses definitely go here!

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very well secured. There are phones all over the school and if one is picked up, a security guard is at that spot within minutes.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure what greek life means?

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities. Christian bible study groups, math clubs, english society groups and many others. They all seem to be very involved and serving a purpose within the school.

    Great for these types of students

    The School is great for anyone who is still undecided in their major. The School is also great for anyone who wants to be able to afford the meat and potato classes of their career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are always different events going on so nothing has been unusual. Christmas carols during teacher's lunch has been done. Cultural dances and lunches have been made. Several musical performances have been made for certain clubs within the school.

    Bang for the buck

    The price for the school is very good. The average price for classes are about 100-300 dollars. If financial aid can be received, then that is even better.

    What to do for fun

    The A building has a little arcade room so students can play with, there are computer labs as well in the library so one can study or research. There is also the music building for people who want to play music while on break. There are also soccer fields and a track in the back for outdoor activities and a gym inside for a quick workout.

    Food and Dining

    The food provided at the school is ok. Its not the best but it is good enough to get a quick lunch. When there are events going on, free food is always served which is always nice.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure about the dorm life in this college because it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the teachers at this school try their best for the student to succeed. Everything taught here is legit and well organized.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school has much of what is required from other universities but it is recommended you be sure in what to major. The reason why is because you might be taking more classes than you really need to. The school has many great programs and the music department is superb.

    In three sentences

    The Lonestar College System is a great place to begin college basics. The school is affordable. The school offers many great opportunities as well.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been problems, but they are on top of it.

    Greek Life

    I am to old.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am to old.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a working student this is the best place.

    What to do for fun

    I am to old.

    Food and Dining

    The food is high cost for bad food.

    Academic Rigor

    Its hard but if you have a goal you have to stick with it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to other students on what teachers to take, once took a teacher that was different, in his style of teaching I ended up failing his class.

    In three sentences

    Has been different due to I am, in my later years. Sometimes the staff feels intemadated because of my age.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Attending community college before transferring was definitely the best financial decision I could've made in terms of school.

    What to do for fun

    There were many things available for students to participate in, during some of the first weeks there were stations set up outside with music, food, Tye dye shirt, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten on campus twice, but both times was enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask questions when you don't know or understand.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College has been an enjoyable and laid back learning environment for me.I have gotten the opportunity to be taught by teachers who seem to truly enjoy what they do, and who took time to fully explain that which they were teaching. I would definitely refer friends to attend.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are relaxation zones with computers where someone could just stay there reading a book or studying for an exam.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the most out of lonestar its a great way to begin with high education.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is an easy way for someone to begin with higher education. It opens the doors to university. Great atmosphere people and professors.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The LSCS encourages students of all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, religions, and interests to create and participate in student associations, clubs, and activities. Along with honor societies, subject clubs, sports teams, and greek societies, there are activities for every student attending any of the many LSCS campuses.

    Bang for the buck

    While a state university might cost over $6,000 just in tuition and student fees for a 12 hr semester, LSCS often costs less an $1,000, giving students and families alike the chance to save money and obtain an affordable education. LSCS is Extremely affordable and provides a great transitional institution for exploring possible subject interests while completing transferable core educational requirements and strengthening weak subjects.

    What to do for fun

    LSC: Kingwood is only one of several campuses in the LSC system, each of which have a large variety of faculty and student led organizations from chess club to competitive sports and recreation. There is something to do for everyone and every interest subject.

    Food and Dining

    LSC: Kingwood has many options available for food and coffee that allow for quick or extended lunches and breaks between classes. These eateries and kiosks give options for a quick snack or healthy meal, and plenty of beverages to quench your thirst and keep you going for the rest of the day.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms offered through the LSCS, but having attended another University and lived in their dorms, my suggestion would be to get involved in student activities and get to know the people that live around you. There is a certain amount of security in knowing your neighbors and having people that can help you if/when you need it. Use command strips to hang posters or even fabric to cover walls and furniture to make your room feel more like home without risking damaging school property that will get you fined at the end of the year. Try not to leave your laundry unattended because there are always those people who will take the opportunity to steal your belongings just because they can. Keep rooms relatively clean because it helps cut down on germs as well as being good for your mood and functionality: in the dorms, there aren't parents or maids to take care of your messes, so you ought to get used to doing it. Over all, be careful, make friends, and have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The LSCS offers classes in every level of learning from remedial classes to advanced learning and honors courses. Though every teacher has a different style of instruction, this ensures a potential of success for every student regardless of interest or ability. The LSCS does not encourage laziness or fluff courses, but designs their programs to engage and challenge their students in many areas regardless of subject. Taking classes here, or even finishing an associates degree before transferring to a larger university or college will definitely give students a foundation for future learning and career opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school system is great for those who are unsure of their interest in college, ability to adjust away from home, or for those who want to get their core classes out of the way before transferring to a larger university. The LSCS is affordable and offers adequate financial aid and planning assistance for students of all focuses, ages, and backgrounds to make the transition to college life easier. My advice would be to speak to academic and career advisers through the school to discuss interests and classes that would be appropriate for each student based on their test/interest levels and transfer goals. Don't be afraid to ask questions, or seek out your professors outside of the classroom because most of them are more than willing to help when they can. This system can help you develop your interests, strengthen your weaknesses, and prepare for life during and after college in a different atmosphere with all the comforts of home.

    In three sentences

    I attend Lone Star College: Kingwood and find it to be a conveniently placed, well sized, and fairly priced facility. The Lone Star College System does an admirable job of offering a myriad of study focuses in many locations to provide the best educational assistance possible to as many students as possible. This program offers a variety of focus areas in many levels of difficulty to suit people of all ages and levels of difficulty/need.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many police officers on duty walking halls and parking area leaving it a safe environment for all.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities to join. It's open to students of whichever culture, background and/or religion and even disabilities.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for: students on a budget, students planning on transfering to a 4 year University, students who are just getting out of high school, students who live at home with parents/gardians, students who are retuning back to school and students trying to get their GED and learning English as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many traditions are celebrated for the students. It is a very cultural school.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer great programs for students,especially the Sign Language program at Lone Star is great. Not many school offer this.

    What to do for fun

    Lone Star offers many activities and celebrate every holiday for all cultures. It is a great school to attend for cheap:)

    Food and Dining

    They have restaurants in each location, but they are pretty pricy. Good thing about it is they have microwaves and refridgerators in the lunchroom.

    Dorm Life

    It is a community college

    Academic Rigor

    No complaints

    Tips for prospective students

    Try going to all the tutorials that are available to you and your needs. Attend to school functions and get involved.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College has great teachers. The teachers work with you and work by you to help you succeed. The classes are small to fit your comfort and needs.

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I have joined a flag football league and it is a whole lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food so far on campus has been very good.

    Dorm Life

    Don't have any dorms at this college.

    Academic Rigor

    So far the first year is easier than I thought it would be, the year has been really enjoyable so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always get your financial aid in as early as possible in case of any errors their might be, that way you will have time to get corrections in.

    In three sentences

    My first year at Lone Star has started off has an enjoyable experience. The staff has been very helpful in helping me get the most of my courses. the writing portion of my first year english has taught me more about writing than all my years in high school.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Over 30+ clubs! From the Anime Club to Geology Club! They have it all!

    Bang for the buck

    They have a great gym, it's for free - payed by your tuition! Take advantage of the recreational center as well!

    What to do for fun

    Campus constantly gives away free food and has activities for students!

    Food and Dining

    A bit pricy but good food to stop-and-go!

    Academic Rigor

    None. Small campus. Study Study Study & everything is possible!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study inside the library! You won't get much done at home if you're constantly online ;)

    In three sentences

    Great faculty and environment that make you feel as if you were in an actual university! The College goes out of it's way in such a good way to provide resources for students of all days and hours of the week. Great parking lot and great trails behind the school for Earth Science majors! :)

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police are always on hand, and do a very good job of ensuring the campus is safe and secure.

    Greek Life

    There is an Academic Greek Life you are able to sign up to participate in.

    Clubs and Activities

    basketball, flag football, tennis, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    low income students students who are paying their way through college themselves students who don't like large campuses

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have had Zombie Wars in the past for a student life Event, where they use nerf guns. I have never played, but you see students all over the campus getting into the spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bang for your buck if you can stay focused. You are able to get the first two years of your college out of the way at a cheaper price.

    What to do for fun

    Local: College Station, local dance halls, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Cafe with multiple food selections.

    Dorm Life

    NONE

    Academic Rigor

    The same level as a University. The University of junior/ community colleges

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on what is at hand. Do not get distracted with it being so close to home.

    In three sentences

    It is a very clean enviroment. There is extra tutoring in the library. Although it is a community college, you still have to work just as hard as you do at a university.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I'm currently enrolled in a pop singers class. Which helps me further my singing passion teaching me fundamentals of music and how to use my voice to its full extent.

    Food and Dining

    Lone Star College offers great choices of foods. It has a cafeteria and a cyber cafe. It also has a Starbucks located inside.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star College System doesn't offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Learning draws me in so many ways. Learning amazes me. I love to learn about different topics and subjects. I'm really thankful I'm able to attend college this semester.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a great school. It offers affordable plans and welcoming faculty and staff. The small classroom feel makes me more comfortable to learn easily. I'm really glad I'm attending Lone Star College System.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are clubs meeting practically every day at all times. If you want to make friends, get involved in a club or volunteer activity. It is a great use of time. Also attending LIFE groups every Wednesday has helped me learn a lot about different topics and gets me involved with the community.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! There is a great variety and peaceful, open, and friendly dining areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wondering if you are ready to start a certain program, I recommend you talk to the program director of your interest. The staff at the school are very passionate about what they do and are extremely helpful at giving you insight on the programs you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a great school to learn with a great environment. I have attended three different campuses and every campus has understanding staff, support groups for every person's interest. I have felt safe and supported throughout my program at Lone Star.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The college provide a number of external activities from sports to touch football games.

    Food and Dining

    Although the food maybe a little over priced. The dinning selection is great and teats really good.

    Dorm Life

    Lone star college doesn't provide dorms due to it's smaller size.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone star college as a grate academic standards. The professors are easy to accesses, and give good interactive lectures.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs as possible it's grate to get to the other students. But most of all focus on the veracity of activities thy college provides.

    In three sentences

    Over all lone star college is a great school. It provides a variety of classes that are easy to accomplish. As a first year college student I love the school.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Beginning undergrad

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with other students.

    Food and Dining

    Convenience foods

    Academic Rigor

    Good for basics.

    In three sentences

    This is a good school for those students who are working their way into an undergraduate program or have prerequisites to fulfill at a decreased cost. Classes are more basic in concept than more prestigious universities, but are a good start.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Luby's is the main dining area, which is fairly good. But sometimes I feel like it's never fully stocked. There are other cafe's around campus that I have yet to go to.

    Dorm Life

    From what I know, Lone Star does not provide dorms because it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    It is honestly not hard to me. If you know what you're doing, then you should be fine. It's nothing compared to a four year university.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Decent food, expensive tho.

    Dorm Life

    they dont have dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on the teacher but its not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're transferring look up to see what classes will actually transfer.

    In three sentences

    A good college to use for transferring to a major college. They have good teachers over all and offer morning, afternoon, and night classes for most classe, so you have a good chances of setting your classes to the times you want.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, programs, and occasional fairs offer entertaining experiences for students.

    Food and Dining

    Decent food, but don't expect restaurant-style service.

    Dorm Life

    Since Lone Star is a community college, there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is as tough as the student wants it to be. Standard basic classes for those who want a normal college education, but honors programs and special classes can be taken for those who want to take it a step further.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great way to start a college education. Make further plans if you wish to transfer to a university, because Lone Star can serve as both a head start on peer review by university admissions and as a time extender for a chance to collect enough money to pay for a university.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a community college that offers a cheap and easy way for people to earn a college education. Despite its low cost demand and easy application rate, Lone Star does not fail to offer an exceptional educational experience to its students. Anyone pursuing a college education for the future can find themselves at a great advantage by attending Lone Star as soon as possible.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The is a little center where you can go play your Xbox or PlayStation 3 games. They also have pool and other small board games you can play in there as well. There is also a gym where you are able to go work out and a basketball court to go shoot some hoops.

    Food and Dining

    Well, it is college food so I do not really expect much from it. Overall, the food was not that bad though.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm living at the campus I was on.

    Academic Rigor

    Love the technology courses that I have taken there. The professors are amazing and very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just give it a try and you will not be disappointed.

    In three sentences

    I transferred to Lone Star College - Kingwood when I decided to change my major. I am very impressed with the school and the professors there. Lone Star College have very helpful staff and is a very good environment to be in. I do not regret going there to finish up my basics.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of different activities to do during the semester.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and affordable.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm rooms

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking just to do the basics please start there first.

    In three sentences

    Lonestar is very nice. Its a great starting college. And its affordable.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security takes campus safety very seriously and they keep us updated and warned via texts, emails or phone calls.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best thing about the CyFair campus is their lakes. They're beautiful on a sunny day with fishes and turtles swimming about.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are very affordable and they offer special financing options for anyone needing time to pay off their education.

    What to do for fun

    They school has events going on every week in the Student Life building. From celebrating African American Heritage to Halloween costume contests. Something is always going in to be involved with.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has great choices from salads & sandwiches, to pizzas, to burgers, etc. I personally love the baked potato they serve and I enjoy all the different tea drinks they have.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. It's a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Most basic classes that I have taken have been easy. The science classes have been challenging but the teachers understand that everyone has a situation and they will work with you as long as you work with them too.

    Tips for prospective students

    It really is better to take the basics needed in your major at a community college because of the financial advantages. That way you can transfer to a bigger, 4-year university of your choosing and only have to pay for two years instead of 4.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a great community college to attend while knocking out the two years of basics. The classes are small and the teachers are always opened to answer questions, inside and outside of the classroom. It is a great opportunity to be able to save money both by staying close to home and their affordable classes.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not any that I know of yet, may have to start a few ;)

    Bang for the buck

    Attending Lone Star is not even $2000 a year. In fact, I have only had to pay $700 a semester and financial aid has covered that expense and more! If you are looking for a cheap good school, go here!

    What to do for fun

    You can join many clubs like: psychology, art, rotaract, film etc. You can also attend the many discussions, movies and plays hosted here. I personally recommend the Zombie run.

    Food and Dining

    Better than High School food, great pizza and curly fries. Also, on many occasions they offer free food (you can not go wrong with free food).

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star college does not offer dorms....

    Academic Rigor

    I have not even been at Lone Star for a semester and I am just currently taking basics so my course load is not particularly challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    As with any college, if you can, I would always recommend Ratemyproffesor.com. You never want to take a class if you are not sure of the teacher, a teacher can almost make or break a class. Also, the more you get involved in campus life, the more successful you will be in the campus. Last, always try to make friends and connections, because connections can get you very far in life.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is a good system for helping you transfer into a higher university. This college provides a good education at a cheaper price to start your college career. You can get involved in the many events on campus and become a member of many clubs.

  • 11/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities and clubs available to many different tastes and preferences.

    Food and Dining

    The foods pretty good, but kind of expensive. There are also many fast food places you can go if you want something else, like Sonic, Whataburger, McDonalds, and many others.

    Dorm Life

    This college doesn't have dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    Your course workload depends on the subject and the teacher. Some of my courses take little effort to do well in, while others take a considerable amount of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes as early as possible. I registered late due to a mix up in my information and got a schedule that didn't fit my needs. Early registration allows for optimum choice in your schedule.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star has lots of potential activities that new students can use to get to know others on campus. Everyone's nice and willing to extend a hand of friendship. Glad I'm here.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, get yourself involved.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few places where you can get snacks and food.

    Dorm Life

    This is no dorm life on this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, classes are good. If you come to Lone Star, get all of your hard classes done here first before you go to a 4-year university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't waste your time with school if it's something that you really don't want to do. If you want to be successful in college, you have to understand what you want out of it.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is a good school overall. I think everyone who is unsure about what they want to do or where they want to go, should enroll in a community college first. Lone Star is a great opportunity to get familarized with college and benefits you in the long run with terms of being successful.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I think getting involved is fun there are many clubs to join that don't consume all of your time. Or you can always do volunteer work through the school. Another thing is they always have special events depending on a holiday or just because where they give out free food and prizes a lot of times if you are not informed of this you will just see it happening.

    Food and Dining

    They have vending machines available in very build both drink and food. They also have a commons build that serves lunch breakfast and dinner but at select times if the dinning hall doesn't meet your schedule, In every building there is also a food consecution its small but makes due it also has coffee which is great for the early mornings or late nights of studying.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms due to them being an community college. But I have to say there are some fairly priced apartments in the area if you feel the need to be close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic availability is slim but they are growing every semester and offering more advanced classes due to expanding and students growing. This is another thing an advisor can assist you with is to find out if they don't have a class you need, they can see if it is going to become available in another semester. Another thing would be the Sam Houston University center on campus is soon going to start offering junior and senior classes so that gives you options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take opportunity's given to you they have so many tutor programs and help you just have to go in or schedule a appointment depending on the service. You can also find help within class if you want start a study group or even ask the professor to assist you. Another thing that is helpful if you don't know what kind of help is offered for different programs make an appointment with your advisor.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is a help you out kind of school. The staff want you to be involved and help as much as possible to work with your schedules outside of school. I love this about them they keep you undated of new events and new things going on via text or email, they keep you involved.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a bunch of clubs and activities.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten there, but I have been told it's good.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't think there is any difficulties. You get what you put in so just put in all of your effort and you should do fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    - Get to know your teachers. They usually are very friendly and willing to help. - Do your homework even if it is not mandatory. It really pays off! - Do not miss class. Missing one day of class is like missing a week's worth of information in high school.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy going to Lone Star! It has great teachers, classes, and study aids. I'd recommend anyone to go to Lone Star in a heart beat!

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's many clubs and groups to join. In need of friends? Join one.

    Food and Dining

    Should have more yummy healthy options. They have the typical pizza, salads.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    It's decent, worth your money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check rating professor sites to get the best teacher in that field.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star has helped me accomplish my prerequisites for the college major I'm pursuing. I highly recommend if you're looking for a decent & economical education. It's not where u start but where u end.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe. There are security guards always patrolling the campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't like there are any at Lone Star

    Great for these types of students

    I guess

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They are very good in letting you know what is going on at the campus all the time

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy playing tennis, listening to old records, and reading.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. It's not over the top, but the service is great

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    They are very helpful at Lone Star, from advising all the way to tuturing

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time to class. Being late to class or not attending at all will cause you to fall behind. Always do the homework, even if it isn't being graded. This will help you keep up in class, because like with everything practice makes perfect.

    In three sentences

    Lone star is great. They have many programs and, offer a ton of help. There simply isn't a better college for those who expect the very best.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lone star has many events and clubs to attend and are all listed in the Lone Star planner.

    Food and Dining

    there are different locations at the school that you can get food and are many vending machines around campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The learning environment is great. The teachers do not teach you like you are any less than a university student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that any upcoming students check out all of their professors on ratemyprofessor because like any other college there are going to be those who are not going to work out for you.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is a great college to begin at to get your basics out of the way. I have really enjoyed all of my teachers and classes and have gotten a feel for how a university is going to be. It is a wonderful school to go to because it helps you ease into the college world.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Study and hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty pricey but still good.

    Dorm Life

    Their are no dorms but the area is pretty nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have so many helpful tools such as the library where they show you how to receive amazing research, many places to study, free tutoring, plenty of helpful workshops, computer access almost anywhere to complete your classwork and homework, and it's very small so everything is pretty much right there. So many students are willing to help you. You are not alone. It's scary at first, but after you experience it, everything is truly easy. Don't be afraid. Take advantage of everything that is around you because their are so many students that would love to be doing something like this and don't have the opportunity.

    In three sentences

    This college is very resourceful. The students and faculty are very helpful. Perfect college to attend for your first year to save some money and to really adjust to college life.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems very safe, There are officers there, but it hardly seems needed.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities.....again too many to list but they have done a great job of providing students with other things to pursue besides their studies.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to learn and not pay a ton. Great for returning students that have been out of school for a while. Great for specific certificates and on job quick degrees.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I did not notice any, but i may be wrong i just started attending........

    Bang for the buck

    I don't have much money and i can say that this was the best experience i could have dreamed of. Cost was low and education was high.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities in the newsletters provided, i cant even begin to list them all. But if you are looking for things to do for fun Lone Star has a lot.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe they have at the campus i attended was good. The workers were always very nice and the food and drinks were always good and not too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes i attended were very informative and in a way that was easy to learn. You can get a lot of education and at a level that does not go over your head.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared, but if you have been out of school for a while like i was there is no need to be worried. The professors are very good at helping clarify everything needed. I would say that this college has made me more confident in my abilities to move foward.

    In three sentences

    A great educational experience, classes are not too big and the teachers take the time to work with each student. You can learn things that translate to the business world with ease. Very clean and smart school.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Dining areas are clean and there are nice, healthy options.

    Academic Rigor

    This is the only college I have attended, but it isn't easy. You will have to work for your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with the counselors often to make sure you are on track and taking the correct classes for your planned major.

    In three sentences

    Teachers are very caring and competent. Classes are fast paced and you have to study. Tutoring is available at convienent times if there is something you struggle with

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Officers are also there making sure that there is no danger around.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for all types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    Lone Star Community College is the best option to start off one's college career because it helps the student learn how to study and how to be more organized. The classes also are small giving one an opportunity to have more one one one time with the professor.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities almost every week organized by the student activities board and other organizations.

    Tips for prospective students

    study be organized be willing to learn

    In three sentences

    The professors are very helpful and want everyone to get a high letter grade. Advisers are always there to help anyone who may have a question or is unsure about there degree. There are tutors willing to help anyone who may not understand a subject.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not the safest campus, but you can find some policemen walking around from time to time.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you want to join clubs you're going to need to reach out to the faculty and staff of lonestar to find out different clubs. Activities are sent in email of posted on walls.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the student life center! Everything you want or need is always there.

    Food and Dining

    Really delicious burgers! I can eat this food forever.

    Dorm Life

    Its a community college, no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The only rigorous task is getting your books, but academic wise as long as you follow instructions you should be okay

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the faculty and staff, and study with a group of classmates if you want to succeed.

    In three sentences

    A college that helps people who desire to learn. Lone Star College system is helping me to get my degree. The staff and faculty have helped me to be a successful student.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are trying to save money while getting classes over with. Also great for students who are trying to get ahead!

    Food and Dining

    There are many shops around the school, and all of the workers in them are very sweet. The food is good for cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not offered.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are willing to do the work, you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check ratemyprofessor before enrolling in a class, although there are a lot of great teachers.. some aren't the best.

    In three sentences

    This is a great way to get ahead in your courses fast! The classes are small and the professors are understanding and very helpful! I'm glad I chose to take get my basics done here before continuing on to a graduate program. This was a great way for me to save money while still getting classes done with.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe when I am on campus. Every time i walk to a new building I always see a security guard or police man walking around or patrolling the parking lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about anything at Lone Star. From chess club to beading club to be a teacher club to living stones ministries, if you look hard enough you can find a club hat you can fit into perfectly. There are also sports teams that you can get involved in!

    Great for these types of students

    Going to Lone Star is great for students who do not know what they want to do with their lives yet and just need sometime to get their basic core classes out of the way before they decide what they want to major in. It is also a good college to go to if you are in a financial bind and cannot afford to go to a major university.

    Bang for the buck

    Going to a community college is certainly way less expensive than first going to a university because you do not have to pay for living expenses and other things, only tuition. For only taking 12 hours, one could pay less that $1000.

    What to do for fun

    Since this school is a community college there really is not a lot of fun things to do on campus unless you are involved in a club or organization. Multiple times during the semester though, there are events such as club rush, or back to the woods, and other small celebrations for holidays that occur during dead hour on Tuesdays or Thursdays. These usually involve free food and occasionally live music. These are always great times to socialize and maybe even meet knew people.

    Food and Dining

    Lone Star has a nice cafe in the student center that may be a little pricey since there is no meal plan but it is pretty good to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star is a community college so there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are definitely teachers on both the hard and easy side. Some will have a lot of work for you to do and keep up with that by doing so will ultimately help keep a good grade while some of the easy teachers do not give a lot of work so what you do turn in really has to count. All of the teachers though really do care about what they are teaching and almost everything they talk about will help you with that class and even for future classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for c;asses early on so that you may get the schedule and teachers you want. Always take your classes seriously. This is not high school anymore and you can not slack off and get by. That goes for any college.

    In three sentences

    So far I have enjoyed going to Lone star. The teachers are very nice and I have always been able to make my schedule how I want it to be. There are also many ways to get involved in clubs and organizations which is always a plus!

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Fuddruckers and Luby's are offered in the dining area at Lone Star. Other choices are also available for a lighter lunch.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply to Lone Star College System.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star has quality professors and academics. You will be able to keep up with the best of Universities. You will be able to transfer your credits to a University to finish off your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start your college education here at Lone Star College System and you will have an advantage to gaining your degree. You can get all your basic classes behind you and leave room for concentrating on your degree.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College System is affordable compared to Universities. Lone Star College System offers the same advantage to education as universities without being too far from home. Lone Star College Systems allows for transfer of credits to several Texas Universities.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking to save money and stay close to home, this is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    For a small community college, it is a really great school!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs! There is a club for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    They have their own cafeteria at the center of the school with microwaves and plenty of room to sit and hang out with friends or just study.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very easy to learn as classes are not too big, a great school to transition from high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always register early and make sure to use ratemyprofessors.com! Classes fill up FAST.

    In three sentences

    I've attended both the Cy-Fair and Cypress Center campus' and they are both great. Although the schools are community colleges, they look more modern and nicer than higher end Universities. Lone Star is cheap and close to home, nothing else I can ask for.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food on campus of Lone Star is good, much like you would see at any high school or buffet. It looks very nice as well, with all the recent renovations and decorations.

    Dorm Life

    Even though there are no dorms at Lone Star College, most of the students live within the community. You start to see familiar faces and you begin to make long lasting friendships that would be made otherwise in a dorm on a different campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star is a great start for any education level. Whether you are a prospective transfer or you are just coming back to gain some knowledge in some subjects, Lone Star is the best option. While many of their classes match with classes held by other Universities, it is easier for you to transfer to a 4-year college without spending an arm and a leg while under the pressure of many difficult classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student at Lone Star, I would advise you go to the casa building, located in the heart of campus. You can meet with advisors and counselors and plan out your next few years at Lone Star right away. They have a very friendly and helpful staff and they will be more than willing to help you get the right classes to suit your major.

    In three sentences

    I believe Lone Star College System is a great school for those wanting to get a head start on their future while maintaining their financial stability. Lone Star is a clean, new, and energetic community of staff and students both working hard to get the students a further education. If I were to choose again, I would choose Lone Star, because of their constant successes at gaining further education and relationships.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go home

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to ratemyprofessor.com before picking classes!

    In three sentences

    Its a great transition from high school to college. More than enough classes and teachers. Best community college.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe there is a campus police always making sure that everything is in order, and there is someone patrolling the parking lots to ensure safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many too choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many sitting areas in the middle of campus surrounded by trees that offer a quiet and calm area to study.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth every penny you pay, other than if you live out of district you pay a considerable amount more per credit hour, other than that I find the price quite low compared to 4-year universities.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people may think that a community college might not offer much to do after class hours but they have many clubs and organizations. There's even a ceramics club and Spanish club and many more. Certain times a year they even make carnivals for the whole family all for free.

    Food and Dining

    There are varies of food shops around campus and there even is a Luby's which is not bad. There are also a lot of vending machines with snacks and drinks all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    None at this school, but understood since it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes aren't as hard as one may think but the more advanced the class there is the need for extra study time and effort. No slacking because getting behind is the worst.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help, it may seem overwhelming at the beginning but it's not so hard to get the hang of things. It is a good school to get your basics in, and it's no so expensive as a bigger college or university.

    In three sentences

    They have a very dedicated staff to make sure you can excel at your classes. It is a very easy school to get around to, there are signs displayed everywhere to let you know where to find everything, for example the financial aid offices. There is tutoring offered for just about every subject, which is really good if you need that extra help and it's all free.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Well each campus have different things for fun like for example, the campus that I'm familiar with they have a lot of areas outside where you can sit down and read a book or in our students services area they actually put Apple Mac computers and a lot of people enjoy those things. We also have a pool and a gym for the students.

    Food and Dining

    Lone Star's cafe and dining are really good and it gives the students space to relax and have a coffee or a drink to enjoy their day.

    Dorm Life

    Lone Star College System do not have dorms in neither of their campus.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to being harsh they are not that bad unless if they find a student or someone being very rude or acting very suspious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students will not be alone, if they need help they can get it from anyone at the campus. Not to be afraid to be very happy for going to college.

    In three sentences

    Before enrolling into Lone Star System,I had never attend college before and I already finished with my first semester now I'am in my second and to me is a really good enivorment and I enjoy it. The staffs are very helpful and full of happiness, the campus are huge and very nice study and hang out areas.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are ups and downs at the school. the number one thing is that the police will immediately act if there is any encounter or engagement going on between people, plus there are barely any sociopaths, but everyone gets in a wreck in the parking lot at least once, this is namely due to freshmen not learning beforehand how to drive, or how to not be on the phone and drive.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great cubs at the campus, with a large variety.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, academic scholars, people who want to continue their education, people who want a great career, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are groups of people who do not go to the campus entirely and just loiter, likewise with the druggie groups, AVOID THEM.

    Bang for the buck

    Definately a lot of bang for your buck. The college is very simple, manageable, and fun, plus getting your degree is easy, as long as you work hard.

    What to do for fun

    There a multiple groups and clubs to join as well as social groups of people, and games in the commons building (building A), but be sure to stray away from people who dont take college seriously or dont go at all.

    Food and Dining

    Food is namely from Lubys which is ok, but not really ideal. Make sure to bring a packed lunch beforehand.

    Dorm Life

    I wish there were dorms, because travel can be hard, because it seems like freshmen don't know how to drive around the campus parking lots and all.

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive and dependent on your work effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study very hard, and be very committed to your work and educational goals, because if you do not you can easily fail all of your classes quickly.

    In three sentences

    The college is very affordable, and the classes are great. It i highly recommended to get financial aid with fasfa and all, because the costs of books and classes do add up. Make sure to be committed to your classes, and work hard, because that is the only way to get good grades here.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus; I attend night classes.

    Greek Life

    There is officially one sorority on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not too many to choose from; no member engagement.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for non traditional students who have to work full-time while attending school.

    Bang for the buck

    The lack of social life is worth it when your education is so cheap. Overall, your experience is what you make it. If you want to be more involved, join the Student Government or PTK, they offer the best member benefits.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends in clubs, organizations, and classes. The best place to have fun on campus is the gym!

    Food and Dining

    I would not suggest the food on campus. There isn't much variety, and for the prices, it is definitely not worth it.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Lone Star College doesn't offer rigorous classes. However, there are some notorious professors that offer a more rigorous curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best clubs to join are Student Government and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Make sure to pack a lunch or have a vehicle to grab a quick bite to eat, I don't suggest the on campus food options. Buy your books online; the bookstore is usually always overpriced. The best way to make new friends is through your classmates, or if you're a traditional student, during the lunch hour events. The gym is a great resource to use. Study hard now because it'll make transferring into a university easier.

    In three sentences

    This is a great community college to attend, but make sure to do your research on your professors before you enroll in their class. The college lacks on student involvement, and most clubs are geared toward traditional students. However, this is a great cost effective way to complete all of your basic education courses.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately, Lone Star does not offer a variety of dining options. But the options are limitless in the surrounding areas.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. Lone Star is a strictly commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of Lone Star depends on what type of student YOU are. If you're the type of student that doesn't really have to study too much to pass, then you are not going to succeed. This college doesn't give too much homework so studying is a must.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for Prospective students is to study, there are not many distractions at this school but it does require a lot of studying. Do not fail a class, just because it is easy or because you think its stupid. Start realizing that you are not in high school and that these teachers are getting paid no matter if you pass or fail.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star is a very intermediate college system that is not on the University level but is perfect for preparing students entering Universities. It is the perfect place to get the essential classes out of the way, for a very reasonable price might I add. Also, it offers a very large variety of connection opportunities.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Majority of the campuses have small cafes as well as vending machines or a cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in this college system.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say the Lone Star College System is great academically speaking.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College System is great because it's close to home. It is also very affordable for the majority of students. It offers a variety of workforce certification programs, and degree programs.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    There is not a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Great location, great parking.

    In three sentences

    I like the lonstar college in the woodlands. They have a great nursing program. There campus has a child care center for those that may need it.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security always seems to be around especially in the early mornings and late afternoons.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs and activities available on campus and are greatly advertised throughout all of the buildings.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great if you plan on transferring to another school. The majority of students that I have meet on campus plan or have gone to 4 yr. universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There isn't any unusual traditions on the Kingwood campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is convenient for those who want to get their core curriculum done.

    What to do for fun

    The Kingwood campus does have a gym, several plays, concerts, and a small art gallery.

    Food and Dining

    The Kingwood campus has a cafe at the Student Center as well as on the second floor of the library. The campus is also nearby some restaurants that can easily be reached such Wendy's, Chick-Fil-A, and other restaurants down Kingwood Drive. You can also reach the Deerbrook Mall along with the shopping centers for food in about 8 minutes at the most.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are understanding with the students and it is extremely easy going. Every now and then you will find a tough professor that comes from a 4 yr. university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check reviews of ratemyprofessor before enrolling in a class or you'll get stuck with a bad professor. Also enroll as soon as possible for the major core classes or the spots will be filled out soon. This happened to me twice with Biology and Chemistry.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star College System is a community college that has various locations around the Houston Area. This community college is great financially and convenient for most students. If you schedule your semesters appropriately you can acquire classes you need to transfer to a four year university.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    When there are hundreds of people with different up bringing, life styles and life choices there is never a 100% safe place to be but I can honestly say that this campus tries their hardest to make it a safe campus for the students and employees.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different activities on this campus I couldn't even begin to name them all.

    What to do for fun

    There are always different events going on at Lone Star North Harris. Each and everyday there are groups in the court yard looking for people to join them.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Start early 2. Stay encouraged 3. Ask questions 4. Seek solid answers 5. Always look for help in areas of uncertainty

    In three sentences

    Is a well rounded school with different employees and professors who are all willing to help students further their education. They encourage the students to do their part and motivate each student to stay strong and focused. Each counselor and professor help play a positive role in their students success.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is 24*7 police security to protect and to look into student's concerns.

    Greek Life

    A great place for students who study. Work study opportunities are also provided.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs to explore. All clubs have goals which are motivating to its members.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love fun Students who have an aspiring career goal Students who love to study

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All major holidays/ breaks are celebrated. A lot of importance is given to culture and tradition. Great and free parking lots.

    Bang for the buck

    Every student aspires for an excellent start to his career and Lone Star college is the best place. Filled with fun and activities, they train every student to face the bigger stages of life. By providing GED and technical courses, they also support people of all age groups. Highly recommended.

    What to do for fun

    There is a huge student lobby with various activities managed by student life. There are various seminars/ college days and many clubs which are filled with fun and literary knowledge.

    Food and Dining

    The canteen and cafe are great. The staff are great too.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorm opportunities

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent way to learn and have fun. Stay focused and earn your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Lone Star College system is a great place to start a college career. Join in with a plan and you will succeed. Actively participate in all activities. The wonderful teachers and advisers will ensure we have a smooth time throughout.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star college system changes lives. They have student activities and studies which can guarantee us an excellent future. A go- to school for all age- group individuals.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It's very easy to forget that there is campus life when everyone commutes.

    In three sentences

    Lone Star College is the fastest growing community college system in the United States and the diversity on campus showcases this. Many of the campuses have fully accredited four-year universities on site so you can complete your Bachelor's degree without transferring to a different location. Lone Star is the best solution for getting your degree conveniently and without going into debt.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Lone Star is great they give you the tools you need to succeed. I really appreciate the opportunity to be welcomed in the lone star family. I have been able to obtain all access to services to help me reach my goals.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great with having police stationed right at the front doorway. If there is a problem in the classroom, the police will be there in five minutes or less. Lone Star College is a very safe campus to attend.

    Greek Life

    I am not to familiar with the Greek life of lone star college but i am sure they have great Greek food.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lonestar is continuously looking to expand the amount of clubs in its vicinity. They have free yoga, pilate, and zumba classes different days of the week.

    Great for these types of students

    A great campus for students with busy lifestyles and want to go to school. Examples would be parents with kids, or students with a full time job or other out of school activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each Lonestar campus is different but all have the same educational integrity and standards to stand by.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for the buck is better than most schools, but many students work full or part-time which can make it hard to focus 100% on their studies.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on for fun that students can attend, just recently there was a martigras festival. On holidays the school puts together fun activities for the students to enjoy witch include food, music, and socializing.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is great with a lot of variety in the foods. They have a Luby's and a Fuddrucker's restaurant as well as a upscale coffee bar inside the building.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice with many students that attend lone star live off campus as the school is close to many homes.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is fairly high with classes definitely giving students a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend prospective students to visit Lone star college to get a feel of the college and the students that attend. You can also stop by the front office to get more information on the school.

    In three sentences

    A great school to attend if you have a busy schedule. There are many classes available and all times of the day. Students are friendly and diverse.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join academic clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There is limited on campus dining.

    Dorm Life

    Does not exist.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are fair and tend to be lenient in grading.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for classes early as they fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    The Lone Star college is great! Class sizes are small and tuition is affordable! This is a great place to get prerequisites before heading to an expensive university.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities and sports to do at the many different campuses.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing Java Caf�© and Minuti Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life seeming it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Be ready to learn and put your all into the subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    They tell you everything you need to take care of and how to get a good and early start.

    In three sentences

    Lone star College system would originally be 5 out of 5. They know what they are doing to help children and adults succeed. The staff are well prepared for new attendees.

  • 04/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at both the Montgomery and Conroe campus's.

    Greek Life

    uncertain

    Clubs and Activities

    uncertain

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to receive certification to join the workforce or someone not sure where they want to end up but wants a degree to get started, the AA is the way to go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    See the science projects going on in building A at the Montgomery Campus!

    Bang for the buck

    The Lone Star College System is currently worth every penny. It is definitely a place to start or receive your AA!

    What to do for fun

    The theatre is a very nice building and the school currently has some very good singers currently at the school (the opera singer is unbelievable)! The plays are relevant and reasonably priced. They have nice sports facilities available on the Montgomery campus along with the theater/music hall. The Montgomery campus has a pretty nice library and a state of the art new medical profession building.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining facilities have allot to be desired. In fact they rank poor in every category: quality, hours, and number of facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    The college does a great job of getting you prepared for the next level of whatever you decide to do. Mainly they instill confidence due to the preparation and basic education they will provide. It is not difficult to do well here but it is still college and you will have to apply yourself to succeed. The basic requirements are taught very well here and provided by great professors for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the free tutoring offered in the Montgomery and Conroe Center campus's. Arrive a little early to make sure you can find a parking spot at the Montgomery campus. Use your advisors here, they are easy to see and very helpful,also for you fellow veteran's take advantage of the veterans advisor and assistance at the Montgomery Campus. There is construction in the area so traffic is at a peak currently.

    In three sentences

    I give Lone Star College Montgomery a 4 out of 5 star rating. The school is small enough to receive the attention of your professors and advisors on a timely basis. The Conroe Center is new and understaffed but it is a new and very nice facility geared more for the workforce center it supports; however, the professors there are exceptional in the fields of remedial math, Geology, and English I & II. Also the Speech department has some great professors at the Montgomery Campus.

  • 05/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't that great.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be rigorous but it just depends on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to excel is to be involved.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to get your academic career started. The majority of the professors care about your success. The math department is amazing.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Amazing and they have police officers to help feel safe.

    Greek Life

    the only greek group on campus is Phi Theta Cappa.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs to join. The school ALWAYS has events going on throughout the year.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No really unusual traditions, except that the week before finals they have a massage event for two days so the students can relax and not worry about finals too much.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are fairly priced if you find the right teachers so you don't have to retake the classes.

    What to do for fun

    There is a volleyball court, there is an indoor track to run on, and there is a racketball court to play on with your friends, as well as a soccer area.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is fairly good, they can pretty much make anything you want, and offer a wide variety of good and some salads and many options for drinks.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life because it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is pretty easy if you find the right teachers, there are many amazing teachers in the LSC system.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go to LSC-Tomball, you need to join the TRIO program, they will help you sign up for your classes, offer some textbooks to rent for the school semester, and they go on semesterly trips to schools and events.

    In three sentences

    This is one of the best schools i have ever been to. I am absolutely blessed to have the opportunities that i have at this school. The classes are great, and the professors are even better. The advising office helps help with anything that your need.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus PD is always patrolling the campus.

    Greek Life

    This is a community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide range of organizations to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students, or returning students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    This is the best deal you can get from an accredited school!

    What to do for fun

    There is a great rec room above the cafe, and the school hosts lots of fun events throughout the semester!

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is less than desirable. The food is overpriced and undercooked.

    Dorm Life

    NO DORMS. This is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that I received a quality education, without having too much trouble understanding the courses. The classes were just rigorous enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to different advisors so that you can be sure that you're taking the classes that you need. Sometimes the advisors can give you inaccurate information, so be sure to stay on top of everything yourself.

    In three sentences

    Very good school, where the professors are all determined to help the students succeed. The price is very reasonable! I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • 06/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety at the campus that I go to is whether excellent. I know where the campus police is and I always see one wherever I am located.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have ever joined any of the clubs or activities both they have a wide variety to choose from and my friends who do attend them say that its fun and a good experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During the spring semester at the tomball campus go to the library upstairs and there is this spot upstairs where you can go outside. That spot is just perfect with wind and sunshine perfect place to listen to music or study.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually really good for a community college. The Dinning hall at University Park has amazing mac and cheese.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that are easy but the only reason they seem so easy is because of the teacher you choose. There are hard classes with hard teachers but it is still possible to pass with a B or better.

    Tips for prospective students

    You ratemyproffessor.com to find out about your teachers and the way they teach. Use the office hours that professors give so that you can get extra help from them. Use the counselors they can help you with the steps to your future.

    In three sentences

    The school life is very comfortable, and the teachers are very understanding and help you try you best. They have many clubs some for fun and some clubs that may go with your major you are pursuing. The college gives a great experience of what a 4 year college will be.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I personally like the Symphonic band

    Food and Dining

    Very accessible and even has many restaurants in under five miles if you don't like the college food. (They have Lubys on campus as well)

    Dorm Life

    It's not a dorm university

    Academic Rigor

    Currently taken Pre-Cal and I've taken it before in High school, so I can't really give a non-biased opinion on that

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask the Deans and counselors as much as you can, no matter how silly the question. This can end up saving you money on classes, and most importantly, time (semester wise) on classes. One can skip more classes than one would believe just by testing out.

    In three sentences

    Administration is very accessible. The counselors and deans make the biggest effort possible so that paperwork is the least of one's concerns. Since I only have one class, I cannot give a proper opinion on teachers as of yet.