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  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, got better nursing programme, apply early for classes, since loads of people lost there jobs.

    Tips for prospective students

    A nice little college. If you want a small campus and not worrying about getting lost.

    Am enjoying being here

    Lots of on campus activity to help young students.

    Am learning a lot

    Some awesome professor who cares about there students.

  • 07/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any students wanting to become more educated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. Many students think that they are not as smart as other students and therefore refuse to ask questions. Asking questions allows you to gather more information from other students and your professors.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely save a lot of money by going to this community college compared to others. Another community college tried robbing me of my money by not fulfilling my refund requests until I went through a lot of trouble to get my money back. Mission has given me my money's worth of education.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you are able to access the internet, I highly suggest looking for professor reviews online. This way, you will get the best professors based on ratings and you will also get the best experience out of the courses.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors organize the classes so that the students can easily understand the material. I love the hands on participation most of the professors incorporate into the classes.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    on campus police services keep the campus safe, and the warning system via e-mail and text message helps keep everyone aware of any dangers on campus.

    Greek Life

    there are no fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a number of clubs around campus, most notable are the school government and the sigma honors club for students with high gpa's.

    Great for these types of students

    mission college is good for students who are just graduating high school but don't feel ready to transfer to a full university. it is welcoming, warm and friendly that is helpful for students to adjust to the college experiance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the third floor has a balcony has a great view of the campus and provides a nice place to eat lunch on warm days.

    Bang for the buck

    the school does its best to ensure you succeed and the staff is always willing to help.

    What to do for fun

    there are numerous clubs and school functions happening through every semester. from blood drives to mini bazaars selling trinkets for a friend or lover it is a very social campus.

    Food and Dining

    the cafateria at mission is about high school level but the food is usually cooked in front of you so you know it is fresh and how it was prepared.

    Dorm Life

    mission college is a community college and has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are challenging and ask students to do their best. most teachers try to encourage their students and help them to succeed without coddling them and having to baby sit.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should be sure to get all financial aid information in on time, and be sure to pick their classes as soon as possible to keep from being wait listed.

    In three sentences

    mission college is a safe and very clean campus. the staff is friendly and helpful and the teachers are dedicated to their jobs. there is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere around the campus.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Low criminal rate although theft is the most common crime, I'm a victim of that. Be sure to keep an eye on all valuables, don't leave them in classrooms when taking a breaks. Small police station on campus and very few security guards.

    Great for these types of students

    Quiet, enjoy studying in halls or small library, computers may be hard to get at times, and there is a lack of energy in the school so be sure to bring your own to get you through your day.

    Bang for the buck

    The main building on campus is not impressive, it looks like it needs maintenance. The staff and offices do not really communicate with one another so be sure to be persistent in all matter concerning them.

    What to do for fun

    Many groups, clubs, and organizations to join. Sport teams are also fun.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety of foods although not always the best.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not too demanding although the higher the difficulty the more demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Patience and persistence is a must for being successful in Mission college. Don't allow for superfluous issues to intervene with your success and you will probably do must studying on your own due to high drop out rates. Speak or meet with professors BEFORE signing up for class, some professors are at the point of retirement but are in denial.

    In three sentences

    School has very helpful and kind staff although they may not always communicate so they may make you go in circles at times. The high drop-out rate makes getting into classes difficult. Not many people are on campus before/after their class, so the campus is usually quiet.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There's a wonderful cafeteria where you can get anything you want to fill your tummy with mouth watering food.

    In three sentences

    I love mission college, it's a new beginning here and it feels great. The atmosphere, the students and the professors, everything feels amazing.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is overall safe. The biggest problem we have here is theft. Many students get their bikes, laptops, iPods, and even cars stolen on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are enthusiastic and always willing to recruit new members. Activities on campus, planned by our ASG, are well-planned but are heard unknown by busy students.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes they offer at Mission Colleges are courses students take as their lower-division or GE classes at the UCs and CSUs. You're saving thousands of dollars going to Mission instead of going the UCs and CSUs.

    What to do for fun

    Talk to your classmates if you really wanna have fun. Sooner than you think, you'll get some really close friends and make plans to hang out with them outside of class.

    Food and Dining

    Great food but it's heavily over-priced. We still, however, have a variety of food to choose from. Because Mission College is next to Mercado, most students walk over to Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Subway, and In n Out for lunch.

    Dorm Life

    Try to live with your parents. Period. This is a community college, don't go all out trying to get an apartment (save that money for when you transfer).

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are incredibly kind and understanding. Many of them are starting out and young, making them approachable and considerate of their students' issues. The courses may not be simple but at least help is always provided.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the college's resources! Make sure you meet with a counselor to create your education plan and join clubs or organizations like MESA, Ecologic, AMSA, and CKI. Above all, make sure you apply for financial aid (one of the things you'll do and never regret!).

    In three sentences

    One of best community colleges in the South Bay Area. Perfect for students hoping to eventually transfer into UCs and CSUs and trying to earn an associate's at the same time. Counselors and professors are easy to talk to, considerate, and extremely helpful.

  • 07/30/2012

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

    7 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I don't know how it is in the class rooms, but I know Mission has a huge parking lot at least 4, and there is always people patrolling and making sure every car has a pass, to show that they paid for parking.

    What to do for fun

    There are sports, if you are interested. Classes you can take such in music or fitness.

    Food and Dining

    There is one little food stand in the entrance of the main building. Its all fast food things you warm up in the microwave.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in Mission College

    In three sentences

    Mission College does not help you sign up for attending their school. When I first arrived to MC, I noticed the students there varied in every age. I think MC should be more helpful to upcoming freshman.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There are many things here great for different type of students! there is a music room, for students to practice if they are into music. a dance room for dancers or students who just want to learn how to move with the beat.

    What to do for fun

    JOIN CLUBS!!! I cannot stress this enough, joining clubs will help you meet new people and become very active in school and also in the community.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing! There are many talented chiefs to make anything you want.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college so there really isn't a dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I gave it 3 stars because there aren't many professors that will rigorously push you. But don't get me wrong they want you to succeed, and its all really up to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people!! You never know what one person can help you with. Don't be afraid to join clubs. Or embarrassed. It's okay to be active in school, if you want to transfer it will look good in your applications knowing you were so involved in school.

    In three sentences

    I find everyone at mission college, very helpful. It's a very small school, so classes are very intimate. Professors are very helpful and always wanting and pushing you to succeed.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Delicious buffet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful atmosphere and clean buildings. Faculty members are very friendly and kind. New cafeteria is available to get delicious buffet lunch.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No real safety issues to speak of.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASG is pretty good but the rest of the clubs are a bit spotty.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria as well as a lot of places to eat within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult to pass classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to talk to all the professors and build a repertoire. That way if there is ever a problem, all you have to do is ask.

    In three sentences

    This school is great if you want to stay focused on school. The professors are extremely helpful, for the most part, and the class sizes make it possible to get almost individual attention. The campus itself is a bit dreary to be honest but that is the only real drawback.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe. Nothing has happened from the time I've been here. There's Campus Police on site.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs to join like: LSU, ASG, and others. There's many activities. Different groups try to get all the student body involved.

    Bang for the buck

    Not too expensive and worth every penny and then some.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do: There's Mercado 20 a couple minutes away. In Mercado 20 there's restaurants, a movie theatre, and a TJ Maxx. There's also a little plaza down the road that has some other restaurants. Nearby there's also Great America which is a fun amusement park. It's only open late spring and summer though.

    Food and Dining

    Great food choices. Food is made on the spot and isn't too expensive. There's also a hospitality management program that makes delicious food on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is a little pricier but worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the professors may not be to your bet fit, so check them on RatemyProfessor.com before applying to the class. All the classes you need are there and you can apply to as many as you want. There's different variety of classes and they're not all boring. You learn and it's actually fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on applying to Mission: do it ! This school gets bad reviews from people who haven't even been here but it is definitely a good school. Becareful on some of the professors. Check them on RatemyProfessor.com before applying to any classes. Also there's a program you can enter called Puente that helps you transfer to a four year university.

    In three sentences

    Mission College has a great environment. There's different centers that are convenient for students and extremely helpful. It's quiet and safe and a great place to study as well.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    pretty safe campus

    Greek Life

    it slowly growing

    Clubs and Activities

    lot of both

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, who wanted to do well in school and have a little fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    Overall not to bad.

    What to do for fun

    They have lots of clubs and sports activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is really good!

    Dorm Life

    Don't have one, they are a community college, after all.

    Academic Rigor

    They are a bit rigor on academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think the most important tip that I can give a prospective student is get to know the staff, they all have a lot of information about different things that can help you succeed in school.

    In three sentences

    Mission is a wonderful school to attend, it quite, peaceful and the majority of the staff are helpful. I love attending Mission, it small, which is nice because most of the staff members that you interact with end up knowing your name. Mission also offers a lot of great programs like fire tech. nursing and restaurant management. I enjoy the fact that they have a whole department for students interested in transferring to a 4-year college.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Heard somethings that went on there that were assaults but non that i saw or that happened to me.

    Greek Life

    There is a small Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some . What got me was there where trying to charge students to volunteer. Now that was funny.

    Great for these types of students

    Working and parents. Low cost tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Spend time with family, there are clubs there to join but non of them peek my interest.

    Food and Dining

    expensive

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early, take online classes if your working.

    In three sentences

    I like this college. Convenient for students who are working and parents like my self. There are classes available when registering early but hard to get for last minute regulation. I am now transferring to a 4 year private school.

  • 04/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    The class are doing well for me right now.

    Tips for prospective students

    To join support services and make time there in school.

    In three sentences

    I say 4.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Constant police security and surveillance, especially in the parking lots. There is even a small Santa Clara police station school campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs at this school, you would have to research to find out exactly which ones would fit you.

    Bang for the buck

    The amount for courses per unit is reasonable and within budget.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and a diversity of food offered, especially if you dine in the Hospitality building, where culinary students make you food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply to the programs offered, if you qualify because they help you a lot with school supplies, counseling, books, use of computers, printing, tutoring, tickets to events around the Bay Area and some give extra financial aid.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school with lots of diversity classes that are flexible to take during the day or at night. Its a small school compared to others but, I find it to be better because your classes are close together and you are not running around lost or not making it to your next class. The staff are very friendly and helpful when needed, especially the programs and counselors.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are usually patrolling the area and if something happens on campus all the students are usually notified

    Greek Life

    No greek life. Only Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society

    Clubs and Activities

    Honor society, Community service clubs, Student government, Ethnicity clubs

    Great for these types of students

    People who are looking to get out of community college fairly quickly classes are manageable. Social environment you can meet many people. Highly diverse student body everyone is welcome to attend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Main building, Campus Center, Library, Career/Transfer Center, HM Building

    Bang for the buck

    They provided me with a lot of financial aid so all my classes were paid for only parking permit, facility fees, and books (if needed) are your expenses.

    What to do for fun

    Go to events on campus

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious! A variety of options from around the world.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus. People usually commute to school.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are easy or challenging depending on which subject and instructor you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get involved in clubs and extracurricular activities on campus. It helps you get more involved with the community around you and develop a social life by meeting many other people on campus.

    In three sentences

    Mission College is one of the best community colleges in the Santa Clara County area. The students and faculty are great friendly and welcoming. You are provided with all the resources you need to pursue your academic and career goals.

  • 05/29/2013

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

    17 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We receive emails and texts if there is anything that goes wrong on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter Students Transfer students like myself

    What to do for fun

    The movie theater is right next door.

    Food and Dining

    Surrounding establishments are great and low cost.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions. The welcome center was a great resource for me

    In three sentences

    Great resource center. Very friendly and helpful staff. The counselors were very thorough in answering any questions that I had.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Santa Clara Police Department has a station set up right on campus. They are very active, don't eat donuts, and keep an eye out for bad guys.

    Clubs and Activities

    Because its a community college, people are continuously trying to make their transfer applications bigger. Clubs here are then quite common. If you cant find something you are interested in, just get a couple of friends together and make your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a bit of competition. Like I said, community colleges are like gateways. Make sure you study study and study a bit more.

    Bang for the buck

    This is the best part about attending a community college. Its dirt cheap. If you think about it you're taking the same classes given in your intended university only cheaper. So by the time you transfer after two years, your pocket will be a little fatter.

    What to do for fun

    study. Its a community college for god's sake. If you want to relax or hang out, AMC and various fast food restaurants are right next door.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is simply amazing. You can also go next door and get something else from the various fast food restaurants from right next door.

    Dorm Life

    home is the best dorm. (cuz its a community college)

    Academic Rigor

    just pay attention. But beware for some vamprofessors. I recommend ratemyprofessors.com to sniff out these party poopers.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. This isnt a party college. Think of it more of a big tuition center. 2. The professors are friendly if they know you are paying attention. Remember, these are really small class rooms. 3. Be sure to make full use of the transfer center. They will provide you with valuable information regarding your major.

    In three sentences

    Mission college is a perfectly typical community college. It is a gateway for students into much bigger universities. Due to the small classes, the professors here pay more attention to each individual.