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Marshalltown Community College Reviews

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  • 02/23/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to hate there college experience! :)

    Did enjoy being here

    Absolutelyyyyyy NOT. This is exactly why im writing this review is to recommend everyone to chose any school BUT Marshalltown community college. The staff is ridiculous, and could careless about any student there. The population is so small, and let me tell you.. ive traveled around the country so im very used to seeing different ways, people, and cultures.. but when u go to Marshalltown your entering a whole new world full of Drama oriented kids.. and there is nothing happy or fun about this school. If I knew this I would never have gone to this school. Not the college experience your looking for. More like a middle school experience if you want to compare it to something.

    Did learn a lot

    Same as any school. It's just smaller. And you barley get any work.. so i dont know how you would learn anything.

  • 03/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any type of student because the teachers are so welcoming and treat the students very well. There is also a lot of diversity so anyone can feel comfortable! I love it here, specially for athletics!

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school! It's a very good and inexpensive way of getting the top quality education you need to move on to the next step of your life.

  • 03/31/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Come take a look for yourself MCC is a great place to start your college career and you will not regret it.

    Bang for the buck

    The greatest part of MCC is the money that I saved. With scholarships and grant, and MCC low tuition I will not have any loans when I graduate from there.

    Did enjoy being here

    I truly did enjoy getting to go to MCC. All the staff and students were great to be around. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful I felt right at home. I would recommend this college to anyone.

    Did learn a lot

    I learned a lot while at MCC and it was a great place to start my college career! I gained much more self confidence and feel that I am better prepared for the next step in my life.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    dorm ra's are living in the dorms to provide someone to go to in times of problems. this makes parents more secure leaving their new student for the first time at college.

    Clubs and Activities

    athletics involve numerous students at this campus. traveling to tournaments allows students to see more of iowa and the mid west.

    Great for these types of students

    the variety of ethnic backgrounds allows you to experience different cultures that where i came from small town iowa was not an option.

    Bang for the buck

    the staff cares for you, the coaches care about you, that makes you care about your education and future.

    What to do for fun

    the community offers movie theaters, numerous restaurants and shopping choices to make all your days filled with possible choices.

    Food and Dining

    the food court offers dining at various times of the day, its selection allows picky eaters the variety to have a pleasant meal that they choose.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are double occupancy and make you feel like home with all of the ammenities.

    Academic Rigor

    teachers assist you in being a successful student. class sizes are adequate and academic eligibilty are very important to have faculty who care about your successes. angel online is available for you to monitor your class results.

    Tips for prospective students

    look at community colleges first to complete your general education courses. take a look at the college in marshalltown to possibly continue on to play athletics after high school.

    In three sentences

    this is a college that treat you like you are important to them. this college is the perfect size to allow instructors to help me attain my education goals easily. the location of the campus makes it very accessible for me to be able to enjoy the community of marshalltown.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who don't yet know what they want to major in/do with their life. People who want to gain some experience before going to a university.

    What to do for fun

    Well, being a small school, there isn't a whole lot to do. But I would suggest getting involved in SAC or any of the sports on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, so I wouldn't really know. I haven't heard anything too terrible about the dorms, though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because it's a community college does not mean that it isn't as hard as a university. You will have to study, you will have to put effort into your work, and you will have to step outside of your comfort zone.

    In three sentences

    Teachers are great; most of them are always available to you. Classes are interesting. There is a good variety of classes to choose from.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. There aren't security or campus police, but it's still a safe place.

    Clubs and Activities

    High recommended to get involved. There's a club for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with a club or student senate. They have different activities every month.

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive. And it's honestly not always the greatest.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I have heard great things. They have different activity nights and meetings.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very involved in your academics. If you have problems, you can find the teacher and they will help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not purchase a meal plan unless you live on campus. Get involved, there are plenty of clubs and activities. There's something for everyone.

    In three sentences

    Marshalltown Community College has an amazing student life. The minute you walk into the college, you will be greeted by the amazing students and staff. I highly recommend it.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for older students. This seems to be a hot school for low grade students and students that can skip a lot.

    What to do for fun

    The location of the school is horrible since it's on the outskirts of town, surrounded by highways. There are soccer and baseball fields nearby, but if you don't have a car you are STUCK.

    Dorm Life

    Though occasional loudness from MCC's overwhelming D average students there, dorm life is pretty normal.

    Academic Rigor

    Half the classes seem easy, but at the same time teacher's help seems time limited and confusing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have your financial aid in on time, and to fill out the scholarship sheets. Have tough skin when it comes to office workers.

    In three sentences

    Marshalltown Community College to me is an okay school. The front desks people seem to judge you way too much, but most of the teachers are nice. Financial aid help and student work there is very harsh and hard to come by.