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  • 08/13/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get their general education done in a quick and cost efficient manner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes are always extremely full, so my tip is that you think carefully about the classes you need to take before you register. Do not take up space in classes that you do not need, because you may be keeping someone who really needs that class from getting in.

    Bang for the buck

    Cost per unit was very reasonable!

    Did learn a lot

    Had some of the best teachers here!

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    this is not a place for fun this is just mostly for classes and to leave. the way a person can have fun is joining sports like high schools are.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining is not the worst. i would say the food and dining is average just about any

    Dorm Life

    no dorms are at this campus, since this is a 2 year community college.

    Academic Rigor

    some of the professors are very good teachers i will not lie. this is why a person should check with other students or online aid before selecting a professor for a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to counselors more; than, once a semester, since they don't help as much. mostly a person will wait 3 hours for a counselor and still not end up with a great counselor.

    In three sentences

    modesto junior college is for people; who, can't afford universities and if pretty inexpensive. this college gives you what you pay for and that is counselors; that, hardly help the students. also, students; who, usually get lost in the shuffle.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the security guards themselves are awesome, always willing to help out. however, we have had car thefts from parking lots (about 10 cars a year). you can get an escort to your car if you have night classes and security regularly drives through the parking lots.

    Greek Life

    alpha gamma sigma honors society is the only greek thing at mjc, but it's an excellent club to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    fairly large variety of clubs. we have student government, honors society, foreign students, and many others that are active on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone! very welcoming atmosphere for people from all walks of life. there are several classes for community members who want to learn skills or take a pe class in addition to the regular classes.

    Bang for the buck

    very good class diversity and level of education for the unit cost. you can get 60 transferable undergraduate units done for about 1/10 the cost of a university. parking pass is only $20 a semester and there are only about $50 or so other student fees (health fee, etc.).

    What to do for fun

    mjc is really good about offering a lot of free events, like documentary screenings, speakers, and musical performances. we have an active drama department that puts on plays and musicals each year. several clubs, such as honor society and student government host events throughout the year. always something going on!

    Food and Dining

    the student center houses the cafeteria on east campus and has a wide range of food. the prices are a little high, but for the most part, decent. there are several restaurants within 15 minutes of the school, so you have lots of options.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms on campus

    Academic Rigor

    most classes are harder than high school work, but not too challenging that you can't make a's. as long as you actually read your textbooks and do the assignments, you'll be fine. the best advice i can give is to talk to your teachers, they will help you out if you let them know that you need it!

    Tips for prospective students

    sign up for classes as soon as possible after receiving your sign-up date--classes go fast! buy a parking pass; it's cheaper and faster than buying a one-day pass each time you need to park.

    In three sentences

    good transition school to prepare you for university studies or getting a job. most teachers are exceptional and want to help you succeed. very relaxed, open campus with plenty of places to hang out.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are several campus parking lots that are constantly monitored by security. The school provides escorts for those that don't want to walk alone to their car at nighttime. They even provide help for students that have car problems while on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are a few different clubs and student housing establishments towards the Greek life at our school.

    Clubs and Activities

    From student government to sports, you can find any club to suit your need. I currently enjoy the rigorous Geology field-studies, in which our club travels all over the western front to camp and learn about geologic movement.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students wishing to prepare for a more vigorous college experience. If you need to raise your GPA, or just get the same education at a cheaper price, community college is the way to go. Modesto has a great campus, and has been around for many years.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Modesto Junior College has many fun and exciting events, including sports, theater, public speakers, and club events. The new science building will feature a life-size Saber Tooth Cat skeleton hanging from the ceiling in honor of our state fossil. Both of our campuses have great architectural buildings and monuments, including an art gallery and murals.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to get more bang for your buck, be sure to push yourself more with each semester. While tuition rises, it is up to you to work to your own advantage. Be sure to apply for financial aid every year, as it helps for tuition, books, room and even more.

    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs that take trips and build fundraising activities. There are often barbecues and events taking place in the quad. Also, there are many places around town to go to for fun, and many places like Barnes and Noble, or Queen Bean for entertainment or out of school study sessions.

    Food and Dining

    The college is split into two campuses. Each campus provides helpful service and great food at their cafeteria, including healthy snacks, candy, chips, sodas, salads, sandwiches, and even a chef for some finer solutions. The East Campus always has access to a taco truck, that stays parked across the street; friendly service and a great price.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, there are no associated dorm rooms or apartments for students. There are many inexpensive rental homes and apartments nearby, as well as easily accessible transportation routes to get you from campus to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff adheres to California's educational standards, and are comfortable and cohesive. The classes are easily scheduled and are more laid back than most universities. The graduation rate however is 17%, but if you stick to your plan you are more than likely to achieve 100% of your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    When considering this college, keep in mind that anyone can come here. If you do choose to attend, be sure to keep yourself motivated by attending a guidance class and stick to your plan. There are also many clubs to join to keep this fast paced lifestyle fun and enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College provides an exceptional platform to help excel you towards your future goals. Their teachers and staff are open and understanding and enjoy extending their knowledge to students of all ages. The classes range in size and academic level, and the many varying subjects allow anyone to achieve a better future.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you meet with a counselor when you're starting out and don't wait if you plan on transferring. They'll let you know what you need to do and what classes you need to take.

    Bang for the buck

    They urge you to sign up for financial aid and fee waivers. When they have an event going on they make a lot of announcements such as cram night at libraries and the teachers really reach out to you if you have ANY questions and urge you to ask them.

    Am enjoying being here

    Once again the professors are very passionate and make you enjoy what you're learning even if you weren't interested in the subject in the first place. The campus is clean and there is a lot of student activity. They have convenient free shuttles that will take you from one campus location to the next and comes every 10 to 15 minutes.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers I have met are very passionate about what they teach which clearly reflects on their teaching and helps you understand a subject a lot better. I put what I learn and use it often in my daily lifestyle. I have even thought about changing my major because of a certain cultural anthropology teacher.

  • 09/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to save money and still get a quality education, or plan to transfer. It is also good for people who have been out of school for a while. It also offers online classes, which works for students with busy schedules.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy your textbooks from the bookstore unless you have to. They are very expensive, even the used textbooks. Try renting and checking online sites for better prices.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is going up, but it is still very affordable. Textbooks are the biggest cost.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my teachers really want students to succeed. They have all had office hours and are more than willing to help.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who know what they want to do and where they wish to transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to a transfer counselor, and make sure youre taking the right classes for your prospective transfer university.

    Bang for the buck

    As a junior college is it a great option, however expect to be there three years.

    Am enjoying being here

    Counselors tend to misguide students, bad communications even between staff members.

    Am learning a lot

    The science and math department and tough but great, really makes you learn your stuff.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there is a small number of varied clubs, but not a lot of activities hosted by the school. there is a speech night every week, and sometimes they have science events.

    Great for these types of students

    first-timers, students seeking to finish their general education for a lower cost before moving to a 4-year school, vocational students, and agriculture majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none.

    Bang for the buck

    this is not an expensive school. you get pretty much what you pay for, in most places. some of the professors definitely belong at better schools, though.

    What to do for fun

    there is a theater very nearby, and a local music scene. farmer's market is held a few blocks from the east campus.

    Food and Dining

    not a lot of variety in the cafeterias. the food isn't very healthy. there are quite a few good fast-food places near both campuses, however. east campus has a nice little chinese restaurant across the street from the baseball field, as well as a mexican place.

    Dorm Life

    there is none.

    Academic Rigor

    the workload here is not hard at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't get stressed out. this is school going to feel a lot like high school. check ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for classes, and plan to do all of your work to the best of your ability. the professors will really want to help you learn, especially if they see you are doing your best.

    In three sentences

    this is your typical california community college. the professors/facilities are hit-and-miss. however, there is a good group of truly amazing professors employed at this school--always check professor reviews to find them.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    lots of college events on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    participate in a sport and get priority registration

    In three sentences

    high class school

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i spend most of my time in college, and i believe that they have an incredible security program. fortunately, i have never experienced anything bad, and i hope the same for other people as well. i feel secure, of course, i still take care of my surroundings but this college counts with a very good security body.

    What to do for fun

    i am a person who likes to read science books in my free time. i am a full time student; however, when i go home i like to read anything related to science. another thing that i like to do for fun is to work out. i believe that in order to be emotionally and physically ready to a long journey in life, people must have some type of physical education to maintain healthy and ready for anything.

    Food and Dining

    i like eating lots of vegetables. ever since i was a child, my mother would always feed vegetables to my brothers and me. i like to eat healthy for the reason that i like maintain healthy because i want to do well in school and what a better other way than eating fruits and vegetables.

    Dorm Life

    my parents house is few miles away form college; therefore, i live in my parent's house.

    Academic Rigor

    i am a person who likes to put myself through challenges. i am currently finishing my general aid, and i will start taking science courses starting next semester in order to move to the next step, which is to be in the nursing program in a four year college. one of my goals in life is to become a doctor, and i know that with faith and support i will become one one day.

    Tips for prospective students

    i believe that there aren't really any tips for prospective students because i believe that the secret for a successful life is to focus in what you are doing, and if you are focused, you will find out that you are ready for many things in life.

    In three sentences

    modesto junior college it's a college that truly helped me in my educational life. i came to united states of america not to long ago, and i have to say say that mjc counts with amazing instructors that helped me in a very unique way. i am glad to be attending this college, and i would like to continue my educational life no matter what school i go to.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is safe. there are always security guards driving around and in the parking lots. they have phones that you can call in case of anything or just want them to walk you to your car!

    Bang for the buck

    tuition has gone up, like every school in california. but it's worth it if you're going to transfer.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on in the quad! whether it's a band playing music or earth day festival.

    Food and Dining

    cafeteria is horrible. never eaten there. might as well drive 5 minutes to taco bell.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms. community college.

    Academic Rigor

    mjc has a great science department and can be pretty tough. make friends with your teachers and adapt to their teaching styles. the school has whole isn't insanely hard, but it's not a piece of cake either.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn beforehand how the whole college thing works. such as classes, prerequisites, and transfer requirements.

    In three sentences

    modesto junior college is a great place to start your college career! with two campuses, old and new, there is much variety and diversity on both. teachers are amazing with such small class sizes.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    MJC is great for students who are hard working and motivated to get their AA or AS degree.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities to do for fun from sports to theater to speech. Every aspect of someone's interest is either covered in a club or class.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining in the cafeteria and surrounding areas are amazing. There is a sandwich shop on Tully Road that is to die for. It is called At Home Gourmet.

    Dorm Life

    There is not a dorm life at MJC. This is nice because it keeps the partying off campus, and keeps the focus on school.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic field is huge, and challenging. When challenging is stated, I do not mean to hard, but pushes you to see what you can do, and what you are capable of learning. The teachers and students will help, but you have to ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    When a prospective student applies to MJC, make an appointment with a counselor, to get the right information, the internet can be misleading. Make sure to ask what specific classes are needed, do not try to assume, you will waste money and time. Take advantage of the BOG Fee Waiver, it helps with kids who may not qualify for grants, but dont have money for college.

    In three sentences

    MJC is the path to acceleration, the counselors set you on the right path to your goal. The teachers are personable, and you are not just a number to them. The best thing about MJC is the students, and being able to collaborate together.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    With a price of $46/unit, it is still a better option than going straight to a 4 year university.

    What to do for fun

    There's almost always something fun to do in the quad. Usually clubs have stands for food or music playing.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't bad. The only unfortunate matter is that most of it is fast food, and the salads cost more than any of the unhealthy stuff (burgers, fries, etc.).

    Dorm Life

    No dorms; community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are pretty easy. My first year was probably loaded with the most work because I took English both semesters; however, there are tough ones out there. Most of the professors I took were pretty helpful whenever I had any questions about the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Determine your major as soon as possible. The sooner you do that, the sooner you can contact your transfer schools so you know exactly what courses they will/won't accept. Don't get distracted; if you really want to get out of there in 2 years, it is possible only if you keep focused.

    In three sentences

    It definitely saves you money going here before a 4-year institution. The biggest concern is getting into core classes. Overall, it's not as horrible as people make it out to be.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities and even more so, clubs all around. There is a gym, a large pool, track, fields, baseball and basketball ones, tennis courts and probably more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average, there a number of choices, there is a Starbucks in the cafeteria, and the food in the cafeteria is mostly greasy food but there are alternative choices available such as salads and fruits.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot say because I don't live on Campus and I believe you can't here.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is very old, but it has been remodeled and updated, so some sides of the school are old but some are new. New buildings are being built constantly

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes ASAP, do not fall behind on finding and acquiring classes. Pay attention and do not goof off.

    In three sentences

    The college is great for those who cannot afford colleges that are too expensive. It is accessible to almost anyone, because the college accepts almost anyone, and anyone can have a chance at success. Sometimes it may be difficult to find room for your classes due to overcrowding.

  • 05/08/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    It's unknown because I'll be attending Modesto Junior College in the Fall of 2012-2013.

    Academic Rigor

    It's unknown because I'll be attending Modesto Junior College in the Fall of 2012-2013.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be discouraged to go to college. Knowledge is power, and education is the key to success. You must be dedicated, and always believe in yourself.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior college is beautiful. The community and staff there are friendly. Modesto Junior college makes you feel welcomed.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    all, nontraditional, online, full time ,part time.

    What to do for fun

    movies, shopping mall nearby

    Food and Dining

    great food

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    awesome

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the programs and what classes you need to take

    In three sentences

    The staff is great and well informed. There are many study programs and a large number of online courses available. The campus is clean safe and organized.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel completely safe walking to and from classes thanks

    Food and Dining

    the foods good its easy to grab something and go

    Dorm Life

    i am currently not in the dorm life but i am looking forward to trying it out

    Academic Rigor

    i am currently a new student and do not really no much about academic rigor

    In three sentences

    the way everyone is so helpful financial aid/testing/admission.how fast and easy it was to register for classes. how well the teachers teach the classes hands on

  • 06/13/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's quite safe, but there is a few numbers of sketchy people.

    Greek Life

    The only ones I know are Honors Societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's pretty diverse. Surprisingly, they have an ongoing International club.

    Great for these types of students

    Low-income students, Party-goers, and determined students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We could say that this entire campus is unusual. But really, I enjoy the library of this school.

    Bang for the buck

    This is definitely an affordable school.

    What to do for fun

    I like to read and write.

    Food and Dining

    It's not so bad. I'm vegetarian so I have less of an opinion about the food here.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorm life, just life.

    Academic Rigor

    It's definitely fair for a community college. This is really the kind of place where people have to create their own goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come here, come here with the intention to do your studies and progress in your life. This place is for you; you are not for it. Focus on on overcoming your obstacles and the rest will follow.

    In three sentences

    It is a postmodern social disconnection with an affiliation to the 1900s. Yet, it has many resources, and the library can be considered a haven. It is a monument representing a place for growth in this city.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for athletes, lots of sports to participate in. Great for child development mrs. Mrs. Williams-Jackson is awesome. She knows her stuff, and is always willing to review grades and offer help. Great for low budget students Great for easy commute Great for diesel tech program

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I advise you to make an academic plan. Knowing which classes and having LOTS of schedule options is a big help. You will most likely not get your first choice of classes on your first registration, so be sure to have many classes lined up so you don't waste time or money. Also be sure to buy the catalogue for your year, the year you begin. Requirements for graduation or transfer may change, but if you get any trouble its good to know that they must hold you accountable only for requirements of the year you began.

    Bang for the buck

    They really help out with fee waivers, and prices of other services. The resources they provide such as tutoring, cram night at the library, as well as help from indivdual teachers makes it easy for you to get help in the subject you need.

    Am enjoying being here

    I wish that there were an easier way to get from class to class. This community college is split into two campuses, so sometimes its tricky getting from one class to the next. It does, however, provide shuttle busses from each campus, so if you want you only park once, and shuttle to your next class on the other campus.

    Am learning a lot

    My learning experience has been a great one so far. I leave each class with a new topic to think about, and create my own philosophy on the subject.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 77

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This is an outstanding college to get started on a four year degree and an excellent college for the two year degree.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is nothing fun from the school

    Food and Dining

    food is ok. it is not good but not bad either.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm! lol sucks.

    Academic Rigor

    it is about ok. it is not super strict school. It is located in the central valley, so what can we expect? it's relaxing here. lol

    Tips for prospective students

    there are huge number of students drop out very quickly and easily, so do not be afraid to be on waitinglist and try to get into that class. classes can be hard based on the instructor, so it is also important to make a wise decision to take classes.

    In three sentences

    There are some great instructors, and they are really willing to help you and easy to follow, but the whole school's system might frustrate students. School is a bit small with huge number of students. I believe this school should rated somewhere between ok and good.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not very helpful. Do not count on them.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs, most do not consist of many students and meet infrequently.

    Great for these types of students

    Unsure of their major. Not prepared for a unicersity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is expanding. There are two campuses in which you cannot walk from one to another. Buses are available.

    What to do for fun

    There is not too much to do in Modesto other than going to the local Vintage Fair Mall. There are not too many things that surround the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay, getting better.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes are incredibly difficult to get into. You must be flexible with your schedule and willing to take night classes. If you can do these things then you can and will be able to get out of there in two years

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College has a nice campus. It is hard to keep focused at Modesto Junior College. Most students here do not know what they want to do in life.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There probably should be more security.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different ones on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't really know of any.

    Bang for the buck

    MJC is way more affordable than other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    I believe there are many clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    There are many vending machines around campus, and a couple of taco trucks close by.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I know there are no dorms on MJC's campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe MJC has a very good academic program. There Math program especially.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for incoming students would be to utilize all the services MJC has to offer.

    In three sentences

    I feel MJC is a good school. There are a lot of helpful student services. I have been able to take classes will working full time because of the abundance of night classes.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are fun and you really learn a lot.

    What to do for fun

    Not much.

    Food and Dining

    It's alright. Not the best but not the worst. Prices are kinda high though.

    Dorm Life

    You really don't have dorms but it is close and convenient to get to.

    Academic Rigor

    It's good if you know which teachers to get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of deadlines.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College has good teachers and the learning environment is good. The counselors really worry about their students needs. The campus is not too small and not so big.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 25 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    lounge or paintball

    Food and Dining

    any type of food you could want

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms, very clean

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very helpful

    Tips for prospective students

    Make time to study at all chances to study.

    In three sentences

    I really like this school. The people are nice and the teachers are great. i would recommend it to all.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    its an open campus, no gates but nothing happen to me yet and hopefully nothing will happen too in the future, there's guards around the campus but its good to always be safe and look after yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Any types of student.

    What to do for fun

    Co-ed P.E. Classes, Music and art classes :)

    Food and Dining

    you get discounts on hometown buffet and more places that they will give you in a brochure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at Ratemyprofessor.com or other websites that many other student have gone to MJC on how good professors on how they teach and if it is a good idea on picking them as your professor for that subject. :)

    In three sentences

    A Nice School

  • 07/15/2012

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

    27 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very good, there are call boxes throughout the entire campus, and there is always a security guard on site at all times. They will also help you in case your car breaks down or other problems of that nature.

    Greek Life

    The college itself doesn't have a Greek life, but Modesto hold an anual greek festival, which is very pleasing and very entertaining.

    Clubs and Activities

    Modesto Junior college offers plenty of clubs and activities, in which they encourage you to get involved; so that you meet new people and make new friends, but also so that you are involved with your community.

    Great for these types of students

    Modesto Junior College is great for any student who is looking to save money before attending a 4-year college or university. This junior college offers great courses and guides you so that you are able to transfer within two year of attending the college to a 4-year university/college of your choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    From what I have heard Modesto Junior College doesn't have any weird or odd traditions, the college is straightforward with pretty much everything that they do.

    Bang for the buck

    Modesto Junior College has very good classes and great instructors, therefore you will be getting a good bang for you buck. The only negative is that since Modesto Junior College is a community college, classes fill up extremely quick, making it hard for the student to register into every class he/she might need to take.

    What to do for fun

    Modesto Junior college is located in Modesto which is a small town that has a lot of places to entertain the common student. There are bowling alleys, movie theaters, and lots of others fun places to stay active and entertained.

    Food and Dining

    The food that is offered at the cafeteria isn't top quality, but it is quite good.They also have small snacks stores throughout the campus which make it easy to grab a bite any time.

    Dorm Life

    Modesto Junior college doesn't offer/have dorms therefore i wouldn't be able to comment on the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, I've yet to attend a class at Modesto Junior College, but from what i have heard from counselors and pier mentors, Modesto Junior College will challenge the student, therefore hard work and dedication will be required in order to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Graduating from High School, I was pretty lost on how college admission and registration would work. Therefore, i decided to apply to the (FYE) program which is the first-year-experience program. After getting accepted, counselors and past students helped and guided me through the whole process of applying to college, making the task smooth and straightforward. I would highly recommend prospective students to join the program, which made the college process a fun and easy experience for me.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is an amazing community college that will prepare students for a better future in any profession in which they seek a higher learning. The admission process is very simple, and not much is required making the experience quite pleasurable. The current campus is very commendable and admirable, but in the near future it will be even more attractive and gracious as Modesto Junior College is expanding, and there is construction all through out the campus.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school tends to have a lot of outdoor events; they are enjoyable and at times there will be free food and music blast on loud.

    Bang for the buck

    Due to the economy, school fees are raising up and so are textbooks. But if you look at it this way, it should be worth it in the end.

    What to do for fun

    There are gyms where you can work out at or practice dancing, there's the tennis court to play bad mitten or tennis, there's also the swimming pool, the track field for running or playing football and baseball, or there's the lounge area inside the student center and cafeteria where you can just hang out with friends, eat, take naps, or work on school assignments. Inside the lounge area are also arcade machines and computers. The computer lab also has more computers that students can use as well and even in the library.

    Food and Dining

    There is a student center building in the middle of the campus; inside has the cafeteria, food area, lounge area, and the school's Pirates book store where you can buy your textbooks, school supplies, batteries, snacks, and even MJC clothing apparel there.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm rooms on this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    No complaints.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you purchase a parking pass for the entire semester instead or purchasing a one day pass every day. I made that mistake by not buying a one day pass a few times because all I needed to do was drop off papers, and I ended up with parking tickets.... And these tickets have gone up ridiculously high now throughout the years.

    In three sentences

    This school is like any community college; however, it is really pack due to so many students attending. It can be very difficult to enroll in classes you're wanting to take. The campus is nice and spacious and many newly renovated buildings.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety is important to all people on the campus and the security team does a great job at keeping students informed through e-mails of things taking place on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs, sports, or just take a walk around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafe on both the East and West campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be tough but this is college and expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive on time and be prepared. Don't forget to apply for financial aid. Remember it's always no if you don't try. Leave extra time for parking unfortunately that is a down fall of the school right now. Most important never give up.

    In three sentences

    Great school with encouraging instructors. Lots of things to do and be involved in. Its a very well rounded school and has a relaxing atmospher.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Make sure you lock your car and don't leave any of your windows down. Also, don't leave something that someone might want to break in.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out at Starbucks and doing my homework over there.

    Food and Dining

    They have a student center that has food, but you can get sick of it quick. Bringing new items would be great!

    Dorm Life

    I live on my own so I would'nt know what dorm life is like.

    Academic Rigor

    If they just provided more classes for students and more options I think it would be so much better for us.

    Tips for prospective students

    Continue focusing on your educational plan, even if you are going part time. If you stay focused, you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is a great place to start your education. However, the parking there is horrible and they need to provide more class hours. Overall, it is a great place to be.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of campus secuirty watching your cars and to campus walk arounds.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the sports you can name are there From football to swimming is available.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable to gain your basic educational courses as well major courses or transfering.

    What to do for fun

    Extra currricular activities as well sports and making or creating yourown club.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is great but also best part its surrounded by whole lots of restaurants around.

    Dorm Life

    NO dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Its easy to understand and very fast paced if you put in effort as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    To not be afraid to ask lots of questions teachers are very helpful as well students around you.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior college is high quality community college. Very fast paced and high expectation from all proffessors. Great quality of services and education in all of the subjects.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    theatre, music, and recording arts.

    Food and Dining

    There is a food court and starbucks on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as possible for classes, and don't worry about being on waitlist. Go to class anyways. You will most likely get in.

    In three sentences

    Modesto junior college is an advance junior college. It offers many classes with top rate teachers. It currently has two transferable AA and is working on more.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every Thursday we play music at the campus on the free speech stage. There is an open mic for anyone who would like to express themselves.

    What to do for fun

    There are quite a few parks in the area to relax and hang out in nature. There are also a few places around town that hold music shows where bands and musicians play.

    Food and Dining

    We have an amazing taco truck across the street from the east campus. and an amazing asian food place. and many other places in the area as well as the Queen Bean coffee house. They hold an open mic night every sunday sign ups start at 6 p.m

    Dorm Life

    We do not have dorms here but there is much housing and apartments around the area. The neighborhoods are very beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    I guess the level of academic rigor all depends on the individual. Everyone is different but for me the teachers definitely play a huge roll in making sure us students understand and leave the opportunity open for assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise anyone attending MJC to take some time and sit in the grass area in the quad it is so beautiful. This is a great way to clear your mind and prepare your self for vigorous studying

    In three sentences

    MJC is a beautiful campus. The campus is so diverse. You will meet many interesting people.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I bring my own lunch to school everyday, but whenever I see students walking out of the cafeteria, the chicken tenders look and smell great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take care of all Financial aid paperwork early, do not wait. The faster the better.

    In three sentences

    Most of the professors I have taken so far are outstanding. The the campuses, East and West, are only minutes apart. From my experience, the staff are really friendly.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not so safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Great clubs

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    What to do for fun

    read

    Food and Dining

    Could be better

    Tips for prospective students

    follow directions

    In three sentences

    good

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety seems to be pretty well. I haven't seen any fights or inappropriate behavior although MJC has experience vehicle break ins, they report it in emails and send it out to everyone who is a student at MJC. You are also given the accommodation of an escort to see you safely to your car, which is nice when you're a female, especially if you have night classes and feel uncomfortable.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying for each class is a reasonable price, and when books are required, we actually use them in class, so you feel that your money was well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs you can join, and sports to join for fun.

    Food and Dining

    I have not taken advantage of the dining during my attendance to school but we do have a nice dining area. there is hot and cold lunch served, multiple seating areas inside and out, and even Starbucks coffee.

    Dorm Life

    Modesto junior college does not have dorms, but it has apartments next to the campus available for students to rent out. I have not lived in one.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely here to make you learn, and you wont pass without making sure you understand the lectures, and do your homework so your test scores will reflect your understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to meet with a counselor immediately. There are also counselors available for specific majors, if you know what you want to do already. Take advantage of the free tutoring hours available, which is about two hours a week per subject you are enrolled.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College provides classes on both campuses, making it convenient for students who live on both sides of town. Modesto Junior college has a great staff of well educated teachers. Modesto Junior college has very helpful financial aid staff and counselors.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great school for athletes.

    What to do for fun

    The west campus is about five minutes from the mall and all the althetics are time consuming but amazing.

    Food and Dining

    There are two campuses, East campus and West campus. They both have a cafeteria with wifi and alot of tables. The food is very good, for being school food!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty hard to get unless you have priority registration, like I did. They also have an amazing nursing program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Perfect school for athletics and the counselors and really understanding and helpful.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is an amazing school! The campus is a perfect size to walk and the teachers are very understanding! This school is great for serious athletes!

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    nothing

    In three sentences

    very good college

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Great library source.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make your appointments way ahead of time that you actually need to see your counselors and register for class immediately on your appointment date.

    In three sentences

    MJC has a convenient location. Great instructors always willing to help their students. The only bad thing is that it is overcrowded, making it difficult to get into classes and appointment with counselors.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 40 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to learn and find it interesting at the same time, this is the place to go. Highly recommended.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus such as; Sports; Cooking; Science; Historical clubs and so on.

    Food and Dining

    I am unsure; yet my friend tells me the choices are healthy and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I am unsure as I do not live on Campus; but my good friend tells me it is clean and very highly maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    On topic and always seems to relate the subject to other events in life which give you better view points.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off and procrastinate as it will bite you in the end. Many of the professors have connections with other schools and many other community housing.

    In three sentences

    There professors are experienced in their jobs and have a good view point on what to expect and be done during their future career. Very clear and patient with students. Confident in their work.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great! The camus saftety is always making sure that not only the staff and other employees are safe, but the students also at all times.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are two campuses where you can take classes such as the East and West Campus. Also when you need to find a ride to get back and forth to and from both campuses, you can take the pirates shuttle bus for free, just because you are a student here at MJC.

    Bang for the buck

    What more can I say. Modesto Junior College is the best college around and they have the best classes and staff.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on from clubs, to special speakers, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    All the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I would give Modesto Junior College a four out of four.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage anybody that is even thinking about continuing school once they graduate high school, to come to Modesto Junior College. It will be the best decision you will ever make.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is one of the best schools here in the Central Vally. By the time you leave here, you will be more than prepared for an University and also your future career. This school is truly the best.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe because of the security staff on campus, and the location of call boxes across the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of different clubs on campus which I can't comment on because I have never participated in them.

    Great for these types of students

    MJC is great for students who live at home and want to save money. Also from my understanding they also have an excellent nursing program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't that many things that go on on the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Modesot Junior College is one of the most cost effective educational institutions in the Central Valley, especially compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do for fun in Modesto, really the only things to do are go to movies, or catch the occasional music shows downtown.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of restaurants in the area including mexican food restaurants, sandwich shops, and the very popular taco truck.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dormitory near the MJC campus, so I can't comment on this aspect of the review.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying at MJC is not any more difficult than it is at any other school, your grades reflect how much you put into your work. If you don't study and do your homework, your grades will suffer. If you do do those things than you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Leave for your class early! Parking is often a problem at the school, especially the East Campus. Stay organized and always do your homework and study before tests, don't try to cram.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is an excellent school. Most of the instructors make the material more interesting to learn. One bad thing about MJC is the parking.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus saftey is very seriously taken at MJC. They are good about informing every student of any saftey issues happeing. Although there are many car thefts, the campus saftey is always on guard and anxious to resolve problems.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus and hangout areas. Frequent blood donations, live music, fundraisers, and more. It is hard to find yourself board at MJC, especially with all the clubs available.

    Food and Dining

    MJC's food is amazing; their prices are not amazing. There is a vast variety of different foods healthy and no healthy, but oh so delicious. If it weren't for the high expenses, I'd eat school food more often.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, nor have I ever been in one. However, I've heard hey are well living conditions. I'm sure the costs are descent.

    Academic Rigor

    Anybody should be able to obtain an education at MJC, for the academic rigor is expanded for all levels. The placement testing helps set one at their level of learning. Classes can be challenging, but are not impossible to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    A prospective student should take advantage of the guidance clubs that help funding and give priority registration. Just because it's a community college, doesn't mean it is not good. MJC is a place of many fun activities to look forward to.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College has a variety of professors good and bad. The services offered are great benefits for students. It is a very friendly environment with lots of unique people.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always security around.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs from which to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For some reason there is always a line in the student center bathroom.

    What to do for fun

    To have fun the best thing is to get involved in sports, clubs or any school activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best, but it is close to restaurants to which one can go eat.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms at the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You are expected to get good grades, no slaking off.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first thing to do is to apply, but once you apply make an appointment with a counselor as soon as possible to set up a plan. You need to know since the beginning what classes you need to take to reach your goals. Don't hesitate on seeking help, if it helps take a guidance class.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is a good community college, from were to start your pathway towards your career. It's a good school were you can take your general education, and from where yo transfer. They have upper division classes for higher education.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Classes are fairly cheap as are most books and other accomidations.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few places around the campus to hang out at, but other than that, there isn't all that much.

    Food and Dining

    There is a campus cafeteria with decent food, just nothing that appeals to me.

    Dorm Life

    No living on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging and are very well put together.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of classes and make sure to study!

    In three sentences

    I would have to rate MJC a 4 out of 5 school. It's a good community college and you can learn a lot here, but the people aren't the best.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great campus safety never had a problem only with car thief

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs for example math, English lit. and art clubs. activities are more based on sports

    Great for these types of students

    art students, and one looking to transfer or get a easy AS degree

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they have a student center it is very clean and nice

    What to do for fun

    in school, i am not apart of any social clubs but they have a good art preforming program

    Food and Dining

    They have a Starbucks that's the only good food on campus

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life only housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    very easy classes but look in to rate my professor some of them are not good teachers.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's always security patrolling both campuses and at night if you don't want to walk to your car alone you can call for a security guard or a student volunteer to escort you safely to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    MJC has tons of clubs and activities that appeal to everyone, such as Anime, environmental, and astronomy clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    MJC is great for people who are outgoing and want to get involved in tons of activities or sports. MJC is also a great place for people that aren't so social and prefer to work from home and are allowed to do so with online classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Even if you don't qualify for the BOG fee waiver, MJC is still cheaper than any four year university or private school. Sometimes books are expensive, but if you know how to use eBay or Amazon you should be able to get some really good deals on your books.

    Food and Dining

    Along with a full food court on both campuses, there's also a Starbucks on East Campus and a taco truck, a convenience store and a Mexican restaurant within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    MJC does not feature housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Many instructors adjust their grading scale to allow for more passing grades to prevent more students from having to retake classes. Some classes, such as some of the Office Administration courses, are done on your own time and allow you to complete them at your own pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let anything about MJC intimidate you, whether it's your instructor, the class or the social aspect. Instructors are welcoming and offer help for you classes and your fellow class mates are just as welcoming and willing to help out.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is a very warm, open, and inviting community that features tons of opportunities.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are vehicles that get broken into and even stolen from time to time. But other wise for the student their self the safety is extremely high. I have had several night classes and have never been afraid to walk to my vehicle. We also have lots of campus security everywhere you look, day and night.

    Greek Life

    No idea. I do remember something to do with one of the Greek clubs a while back but did not pay to much attention to it.

    Clubs and Activities

    You just have to know where to look.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all. We even have many exchange students from all over the world. The majority of them do come from Central America

    Bang for the buck

    As of last year they raised the price per unit. As of now it is $45 a unit.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to get involved with here on campus. As well as in the Ag. department. You can always find something to keep you busy. You just have to know where to look

    Food and Dining

    West campus has good food for a small kitchen. It also serves Starbucks coffee. But as for East campus I am not sure.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for students here. On the other hand there is housing available for Ag. students. But it is very limited and one must work a set of hours on the campus' farm to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what classes you take. By far my Earth Science class is one of the most difficult classes you will ever take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask any professor or academic advisor for help. They all care about you and will take time out of their busy schedule to help you.

    In three sentences

    This junior college is by far the best one in the area, comported to Delta in Stockton. The teachers here are very helpful and they care about your success. The students are also different from those you would find else where, they are kind and considerate to others.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is very friendly and helpful the only issue is that seeing as the campus is in Modesto, and the city is known for its high theft of cars, especially honda civics or toyota camrys there are cars being stolen in our parking lots or nearby the school.

    Greek Life

    There are a few greek clubs on campus. We have Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Gamma Sigma, and Chi Alpha. The first two are honor societies for community colleges while Chi Alpha is a religious greek club/fraternity/sorority.

    What to do for fun

    There are several bowling alleys, clubs/bars, and lasertag establishments in the city of Modesto. It also has a lot of hookah lounges that are becoming increasingly popular in the area and with young people.

    Food and Dining

    We have a few restaurants right across the street from both of our campus sites. There are more restaurants and fast food venues close by via a 5 minute drive.

    Dorm Life

    Currently at Modesto Junior college we have student housing that is mostly towards Ag degree students and you must apply to be able to have a chance of doing so.

    Academic Rigor

    The school's academia is good considering it is a community college. Our science and math courses are quite difficult while our social science courses are very informative and interesting. Our arts department has been slashed deeply from these past few years of budget cuts but it is stil doing quite well considering all of that.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest taking your English and Math courses during your first semester or as quickly as possible because of those being the most impacted on campus and it becoming increasing difficult to get into those because of it. I suggest getting involved with clubs, programs, the arts, or student government and just enjoying school and meeting new people whenever you can.

    In three sentences

    I think Modesto Junior College is a good community college and I would recommend attending if you are in the nearby area of Modesto. It is a peaceful campus with many clubs and events going on throughout the year. Recently, both of our campuses have been getting updated with our library, the new installation of our student services building, glacier hall, and almost completed science building that will ve state of the art for our science community,

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Chill people.

    What to do for fun

    Meet people!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join EOPS. they get you an early registration and help pay for books.

    In three sentences

    MJC has a lot to offer. It is hard to get into the classes you need, but its worth it. There is also over crowding, but what college isn't?

  • 04/09/2013

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

    51 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can get involved in different clubs their or even go hangout around town and then come back to campus for your classes.

    Food and Dining

    They have plenty of options to eat and a cafeteria to hang out but MJC is in the middle of town so you have other options to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    At MJC they do not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on how serious kids take it. They actually do provide a good academic structure.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a good beginning to get started for where you want to go.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is so close to home. i love that its located here close to home, and i have noticed they have a lot of opportunities for kids attending there. I have spoken to people and they have told me it is a great place to get started.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have had a few cars stolen, but other than that no incidents that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Fees are reasonable so I'd take as many transferable classes as possible here before transferring.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of clubs and extra curricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food choices on campus and near by.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life here.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken are reasonable difficult, but professors always make sure to supply necessary materials. I'd rate it an overall three and a half stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so you can find were you want to be.

    In three sentences

    Alot of programs were dropped recently, so not all classes are offered. Other than this I have no complaints. All of my professors have been excellent. I like professors who have a passion and zeal for what they teach. I feel this is one of the most important things to have because a love for a subject is contagious.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    A cafeteria, the Pirate's Galley, is on campus, and it offers regular lunch foods and the college student's quintessential Starbucks coffee. There is also a taco truck across the street which most students frequent.

    Dorm Life

    Modesto JC does not offer dorms, but a lot of students do live in apartments nearby and have favorable experiences with that.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the classes are general education, so they do not explore the broad subject with much depth. The work load is definitely doable, as long as you do not exceed 5 classes per semester. Tests are usually easy and based entirely on the notes which should be taken during every lecture class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Actually attend the lectures if you want to succeed. Most of the professors do not require that students come to lecture class, as they usually don't even take attendance, but they definitely will tell you everything you need to know for the tests.

    In three sentences

    The professors here are amazing, incredibly knowledgeable and flexible, and genuinely dedicated to their students. The administration can be difficult to deal with at times, and the website is rather hard to navigate. The amount and variety of classes, though, is incredible.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nothing bad happens to people really.... Just their personal items or their cars... Add an occasional in-person robbery in there

    Bang for the buck

    It's the cheaper alternative to a CSU. Just make sure you have a full schedule. Sometimes saving time instead of money ends up helping you out in the long run

    Food and Dining

    The food is limited when it comes to eating healthy but hey, they have a Starbucks on campus. There are some really good places to eat within ten minutes of criving

    Dorm Life

    It's a good campus for locals living and home and commuters.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what field and if the teacher is passionate about what they do. I would say about 75% of my 80 units taken at MJC challenged me.

    Tips for prospective students

    The online site Rate My Professor really helps out when trying to decide between classes. Parking is horrible so make sure you get to class with plenty of time. There are some really good clubs on campus that like to help out the community like: Operation Green, Alpha Gamma Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa.

    In three sentences

    It's a small campus. A majority of the classes are waitlisted. There's a high auto theft rate.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    55 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's pretty diverse. Younger, older. Full-time vs part-time students. It's very different from high school. Like I said, not much experience on West campus but if on East campus, be repared for heavy smoke in some areas..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I liked East campus best. It's smaller, it's where the sport arenas are (football field, track, tennis, baseball etc.) But West campus is newer construction, more parking I think. The campuses are pretty spaced apart though. So if you have a car/ride great, otherwise there is a shuttle bus that goes back and forth.

    Bang for the buck

    Many financial aid options available, including something called the BOG fee waiver. Units add up and it can get a little pricey with books and all but nothing compared to a four-year.

    What to do for fun

    The Vintage Fair mall isn't too far. Among a few other shops. Of course there are the MJC athletic events to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good. A little bit pricey but that's to be expected. There's a taco truck, a taqueria and a corner store nearby the East campus, I wasn't on West campus so I can't help you there. But food places are just about everywhere. Nothing's too far a drive if you have that option.

    Dorm Life

    Seeing as it's a junior college there are no dorms. At least none that I know of anyway. I lived at home. Modesto is a pretty well populated area, but there are some apartments nearby. I'm just not too sure about their availability.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a good quality education, depending on your instructor. If you can, try asking around for who's the best. (Make sure their teaching style suits you). The math courses are no joke. Stay on top of your classes especially if you have a heavier load and especially if your classes have any online requirements. Stuff can get pretty hectic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to enroll as early as possible, and try to find ways to get priority registration (sports, a program called EOPS). The wait-list for classes is ridiculous, especially for core classes. Also, pay attention to your registration time. With a large student body, classes are competitive. Have your money available to pay when registering for classes, they will drop you if you don't pay on time. Major pain in the butt.

    In three sentences

    It's more cost friendly than a four-year. Has a very diverse student population. Good education.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security always available

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs to join

    Great for these types of students

    many great things for all types of students

    Bang for the buck

    student discount at hometown buffet

    What to do for fun

    study groups

    Food and Dining

    great food

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    structured

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be committed to yourself and don't waist time.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is a great school. Many classes to choose from. Has very supportive staff.

  • 07/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cars are stolen and people do get rob if it is night time.

    What to do for fun

    There is some sports.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is good but it has a lot of grease.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms. They do help you find an apartment and some work.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of work but it depends on the teacher. Many of the students drop from math or English. They waste the time from students who wants to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has great programs like nursing.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to learn and to transfer to a four year college. Their is a lot of different people with different backgrounds. There a re many teachers who teaches well and teach like you are in a university.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's a little pricy to go here.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is alright.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms so I don't know the dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are to attend this school make sure you do good in all your classes and don't drop out of them. Stay in them and make it through it, the more classes you take and pass the sooner you will be able to transfer.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy going to Modesto Junior College, they have great teachers. Although, I don't like how full all the classes are and how hard it is to get the classes I need. Other than that, the school is really good.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not all parking lots are well lit. Many students park in surrounding neighborhoods which are scarcely lit, making students unsafe. However, you can call campus security for an escort. Between some buildings are not the best lit, but do have lights. Campus security also can help jump when car batteries die.

    What to do for fun

    Physical Education classes are fun. Limited amount of clubs. No Greek System.

    Food and Dining

    One cafeteria on each campus. Open 7:30-5. Prices are high, as to be expected. Both campuses are close to fast food and/or (grocery) shopping centers.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available. Very small amount of apartments nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes do give you homework, as expected and might take a few hours a day for each, but not enough to keep you up day and night.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a good starter college.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College has two campuses a few miles apart and are not bad, as far as Modesto goes. However, classes are hard to get into because the school is overfilled.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students with little money and who want to transfer to a four year college/university.

    Bang for the buck

    Many transfer courses are available here at a fraction of the cost. I would recommend attending this college before going off to a four year college if you want to save some money.

    What to do for fun

    There are quite a few clubs to join and a lot of fun exercise/extraneous classes.

    Food and Dining

    I don't personally eat at this school, but there is an on-site cafeteria and coffee shop that many students enjoy and frequent.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very easy and the workload is very small. Some professors are more difficult and actually require a lot of work, but most of the classes can be passed with just a moderate amount of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Modesto Junior College is a very easy college to get into and do well at.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College has a variety of classes for all fields of interest. It has an excellent transfer program and the counselors help the students with their classes and schedules so they know where to go. However, it is extremely difficult to get into classes you need, as not all are offered all year, and there are a large amount of students all trying to get into the mandatory classes.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    always feels safe

    Clubs and Activities

    variety!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    taco truck on campus!!!

    What to do for fun

    go to the mall, SF is only 1 and 1/2 hours away we are in the middle of everything! its great!

    Food and Dining

    surrounded by different places to eat! has a cafeteria on school and a taco truck! but you can also drive short distances to different food places.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    depends on the classes you will take but most classes are ok and not difficult if you do your work and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    be here early for parking! meet new people!

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is a school full of diversity. This school also offers a variety of classes that can appeal to anyone. All this students at this school are friendly and helpful.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Check out the new Science center on West campus.

    Food and Dining

    I love the ladies in the Cafeteria! They will make certain hot foods at your request. They have nutritious foods such as salads, fruits and lots of protein.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live off campus. I drive to school from Salida. Parking takes a while to find.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is nonetheless challenging, yet do-able. The teachers expect you to read the book on your course. If you miss class, you miss out on a lot of information leading you to possibly fail an exam.

    Tips for prospective students

    Print out a map of the campus, you may get lost trying to find class from time to time since there's a lot of new developments. Check out / take a class at the new science center at West campus. Don't forget to get your free pencil and scantron at the student services office once you pay your dues and collect your student i.d. card.

    In three sentences

    Attending Modesto Junior College has helped me to find myself, the many programs and classes that are offered make it easier to discover my true talents and goals. This school is very diverse and cultural. I like attending this school because the teachers are involved in my life, they genuinely care about my goals!

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Nothing

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off even if it is a community college

    In three sentences

    It is a pleasant community college. Almost all the professors i have encountered here want you to succeed. Lovely science building.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun at the junior college is, to focus on school. although there are many clubs and activities for students to do, i'm more focused on class work.

    Food and Dining

    I'm giving this school two stars just because the campus food is decent but there are many restaurants around the school for you to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life, only for the agriculture department.

    Academic Rigor

    This schools is rated very high and i agree, the junior college is preparing you for Stanislaus sate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have alternative classes just in case you can't get into a class because of how many students they have.

    In three sentences

    Modesto junior college has a great atmospher and great people. in addition, the school has many classes to pick from and are at great times for everyone. however, modesto junior college has a very bad ratings on teachers in the math an science department, they should work on improving their teaching skills.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Can't really find any guards around when they're really needed. Tried to report someone smoking Marajuana in the bathrooms, after 30-45 minutes of trying to locate a guard, gave up. I see them around campus a bit however.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    A few, poorly organized clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Smokers, pokemon fans, drifting students who have no intention of getting a degree, just wanting another financial aid check, students who have absolutely no other choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no traditions. Locations are lackluster. There is however a Queen Bean coffee house, but it's roughly a mile from campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an education. If you're lucky you get out and into a 4-year. If not, you're relegated to trying year after year, hoping to get classes that are far too full due to overpopulation, or students who skim classes with the intent of getting a financial aid check with no real intentions of completing a class beyond that. WiFi is spotty at best and non-existent most of the time. You can't cross the quad without losing a connection and even the student center lacks decent WiFi. Water-stained ceilings, professors that just don't care and at least half of said professors don't bother answering emails.

    What to do for fun

    There actually is very little to do for fun, unless you like smoking, playing Pokemon (or another trading card game) or have a laptop that you can sit on a table in the student lounge to show off to everyone. Most students here are aloof at best and at worst, downright exclusionary. The student body seems to have a negative vibe going on and makes it difficult to be social. Student clubs are lackluster at best.

    Food and Dining

    Terrible. Over-priced, previously frozen, oil-soaked crap on a plate. Seriously, at the time of writing this, I have seen more than one student pay upwards of $8-10 for chicken nuggets, fries, a drink and a salad. For that, you can go to Taco Bell or McDonalds, and where it's not entirely healthy eating fast food, judging by the smell and look of the oil, you might actually fare better health-wise and somewhat better, wallet-wise. The foods they serve are about the same caliber as that you will find in the generic frozen foods section at the local grocery store. Soda is mixed badly and tastes terrible.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms. As bad as the rest of the school is, I'd hate to see how abysmal dorms would be if they had any - it would probably be better to live at home or in a shelter due to lack of repair/upkeep.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're lucky and get an instructor that is good, you can learn a lot. From personal experience, most math instructors are terrible and I've been told by more than one instructor that if we students actually wanted a good chance at learning math successfully, we'd be better off going to another school. I find this to be very true.

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid this school like the plague if you can! If you're like most students around the central valley, you're forced to come here if you want a chance at getting into a 4-year. Be prepared for a lot of crap. DEFINITELY look up Rate My Professor and do some research into the instructors at this school and try to avoid as many bad ones as you can. The good instructors are really good (and very few), but the bad ones will make you dread every day you have to go to school. If you have to use the bathrooms, which you will have to at some point, expect to see toilet paper and used paper towels strewn about, as well as unflushed toilets (in the men's toilets, at least). I swear, it's like most of the student body's never learned how to flush a toilet.

    In three sentences

    Student body is exclusionary. Most instructors do half their job. Bad food in the cafeteria.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus safety is here 24 hours and we even have separate ones, to walk student s to there cars If needed.

    Clubs and Activities

    Our activities are amazing. every year at the college i put on an event called FREE thanksgiving Dinner where we pay for a caterer who makes us about 30 turkeys 25 hams, macaroni and cheese, pie, and etc to give away to 750 students. Also I am having the first ever Women's conference at my college called Future Women In Leadership. were it is open to Junior/ Senior high school girls.

    Great for these types of students

    gamers, gatherers, singers, actors. Student government, club people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Alot of people hang out in the student development/ campus life. and in our newly renovated Fireside lounge.

    Bang for the buck

    Love to thrift, around the city with friend and get nice cup of Joe.

    What to do for fun

    I like to Hike, Dance, Backpack, travel around the country.

    Food and Dining

    Not so good, but we as the student government on campus are working on getting a new food distributor.

    Academic Rigor

    Amazing the teachers hold us up to the same work they were learning in Grad school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and get apart of one of their special programs.

    In three sentences

    Academics are outstanding, Teachers are from amazing colleges, and the Student government is amazing.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    First do your homework and study then worry about having fun. I rate them a three. You should attend home games and have school spirit. We have great teams. I'm a single mother so I don't get out much unless its kids activities.

    Food and Dining

    Parpare your own food, food here is expensive. I rate them a two, too expensive and it doesn't fill you up. College students always looking for cheap and affordable food. There is the mexican truck outside of our school. They have good food at a reasonable price.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on a dorm, I can't give you any advise. Three is the rate , average. I live in an apartment with no roommate and I don't know anyone who has lived on a dorm. So I culeless when it comes to that bbit of information. I can't rate them, no experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Do your work and stay on top of your assignments. Don't be ashame to ask for help. I rate them a three for average. I haven't had any problems academicly, just stay on your work and ask questions if you need to. Study study study, that is the trick.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for your finincial aid ahead of time so you will recieve your finically help on time. Always set up tutoring so you don't get behind. traffic is terrible but what can one exopect, it's a school. I rate them a three for average.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College has friendly staff that are very helpfu. I rate them a three for average. The students are helpful and respectful, that always a plus. The parking sucks though. Modesto is a cool school, I enjoy it. I rate them a three for average.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is not much to do for fun there. you basically go and get school done and that's it.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are determined to get the job done, you will. There are good and bad professors, but ratemyprofessor.com is very helpful in choosing your professors wisely.

    In three sentences

    I had an overall good experience at MJC. I was accepted into the EOP&S program there and they really helped me get the job done as quick and efficiently as possible. I give them a 9 out of 10

  • 12/08/2013

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

    69 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all steps that are required. Take any workshops that you need to help you with the process. I'm a returning adult and the workshops have been great. I do prefer West Campus. Get there early if parking at East campus.

    In three sentences

    The staff is so helpful from Admissions, counseling to financial aid. The students on campus have also been very helpful when I've needed direction. I'm very excited to start soon.

  • 12/11/2013

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

    70 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Runnnn at the track

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in & Start!

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is a great junior college for students trying to get into school. It's a start to get general ed classes out of the way. It is a great school with a lot of help.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is helpful and always around.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not much to do if you don't play sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, they get priority registration.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The football team is always competitive and the games are actually fun especially if you know somebody on the team.

    Bang for the buck

    MJC is actually pretty cheap if you fill out bog fee waivers and have financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events but that is really about it.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok typical quick food but have a big selection.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are really easy or very difficult depends on who you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need to see a counselor schedule an appointment two weeks in advance. Make sure you keep up with your units if you want to transfer and you are eligible to leave.

    In three sentences

    Decent, has nice classes but could use better desk and more counselors.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The college's food is great. It has a great variety of foods from Hamburgers to Salads. There are also great restaurants that surround the campus which add more variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Since MJC is a community college, most of it's students live nearby. The campus is easily accessible to anyone within a 50 mile radius.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors put their 100% effort for their students. It is up to the student if he/she wants to act as a victim and fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need not to get overwhelmed with classes. The professors are student-friendly and will do their best to help you succeed in class. There might be a little of hassle trying to find your classroom but prospective students need not to worry; it happens to every student who is new to the campus. It is a great adventure discovering Modesto Junior College's corners.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is the best Junior College I have attended. The community college allows for flexibility with my schedule. I work as a part-time and because the college is in town, I am able to get to class in time. It is the perfect match for me.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is excellent and always on call! Living in the internship as I do, I always have to call them to have them open my house door when I accidently lock myself out. Also, they are very easy and accessable to get to. The campus safety is extremely friendly but don't mistake that as a pushover tendency because they will not be afraid to crack down if need be, especially when it comes to parking tickets.

    Greek Life

    We have two honor societies on campus. One is Alpha Gamma Sigma in which you have to have a 3.0 GPA and above to join and to graduate with honors you must either graduate with two semesters of a 3.20 GPA or one semester of a 3.5 GPA. The other honor society is known as Phi Theta Kappa in which you have to have a 3.5 GPA and above to join and to graduate with honors you must graduate with a 3.5 GPA and above.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have quite a few clubs on campus and more are being added as is needed. The clubs love to get involvement from the rest of the campus, other clubs and even the community. There is always things going on and it's great for everyone. The atmosphere brightens with the addition of positive attitudes!

    Great for these types of students

    Modesto Junior College is known for it's Ag and Nursing programs, but it's accepting of anyone and everyone that wants a good education and/or wants to transfer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am sure that there are some but I cannot think of any.

    Bang for the buck

    The great thing about Modesto Junior College is that is more affordable to actually get an education!

    What to do for fun

    You can use the fields, tennis courts, or track if you want to do activities outdoors. Modesto also has parks randomly scattered all over the place and there is a bowling alley! You can go to the movies; Regal has $5 Tuesdays! Just use your imagination and there is plenty to do!

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus because I have found it to be more cost effective to cook and eat my own food, but I have heard good things about the food. Also, the clubs will occasionally bring food and they always have great things, especially when it is free!

    Dorm Life

    The school doesn't really have dorms exactly; however, it does have an ag internship on campus. You live in houses on one of the campuses and work with your manager to find a schedule that will allow you to work completely around your classes while maintaining a minimum of 12 hours of work a week. It is an excellent experience and looks great on a resume.

    Academic Rigor

    The math department acts as if everyone going through wants to major in math, which makes it a little tough on certain people, but at least you know that you are getting a good education. The professors are professors for a reason and have only made it into their positions by having enough expertise and experience to qualify. If you need help, just ask and they will work with you. You must express interest to let them know that you are serious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved. Everything gets better when you have friends and what better way to find those friends than by getting involved and doing things with people that share the same interests. Just because the name has Junior in it does not mean that this is a step down for anyone. Some people go to Modesto Junior College because either they did not get the best grades in high school, they don't quite have the money needed for a big name college, or they have already gone to college and decided to start over and change their major to do something else.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College has a wonderful ag department. It also has great teachers that will help you if you ask for it. If you a searching for success then the help is there and you will find it, you just have to search a little bit sometimes.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The library has just been remodeled and has many books and computers. There are also plenty of chairs and tables for playing cards or just hanging out. Other than the more nerdy ways of having fun you won't find much else on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, if a little unhealthy, but expensive. Not to mention that the healthier the food, the more expensive it is. Plus the cafeteria closes at 3 pm which seems a little early to me.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very good about maintaining a good learning environment, and grade fairly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and look up the teacher on RateMyProfessor.com before you enroll in their class!

    In three sentences

    A great school with great teachers, that will often go out of their way to make sure the students are learning everything that is needed. The campuses are split, but free cross-campus transportation is available. In general, the general education classes fill up fast, however, so it may take a few semesters to get high enough on the priority list to make it in.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun here at Modesto Junior College students can join different clubs and meet a wide range of different people. There is also bowling, movies, and it is a good location where it is only an hour or two away from the snow one way and San Francisco the other. There are many things to do here if you just use your imagination.

    Food and Dining

    Modesto Junior College has a small cafeteria where students can buy all different kinds of foods ranging from chicken fingers to yogurt, and beverages from coffee to juice.It's reasonably priced and is convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Modesto Junior College does not have dorms. They have an internship program with the agriculture students where they can work for the department and then get free housing, but other then that they do not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers here are friendly and they want to help you succeed. They don't want to fail you but they won't baby you. They'll put what you need to know out there for you, but it is your job to make something out of the knowledge they have given you.

    Tips for prospective students

    It seams scary at first but it really isn't very scary. Showing up early has really taken off the stress because it is easier for me to find and get to class and find my seat with ease. Also, once class starts I feel more ready.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College has a different variety of classes with lots of options. It has a nice campus and a friendly staff. So far I have enjoyed being a student here.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who need one on one interaction with Professors and want a more relatable relationship with their professors and learning environment.

    What to do for fun

    There are many classes that can be taken for academic credits and also just for fun. I recommend the aerobics class for academic credit and also personal fitness fun. Also, there are a big variety of clubs, sports, and activities that should be experienced.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced the dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a First Year Experience program and also a few others for new students, I highly recommend joining one of these programs, they make the transition from high school to college go smoothly.

    In three sentences

    The professors here are very outgoing and relatable to the students, they make your class experience one you want to attend. Also, there are many resources available for students at low or no cost. The great staff and campus resources make this junior college one that is respectably acknowledged.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for those who want to major in Agriculture. MJC has one of the top programs in this field.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around the campus, go to the art gallery.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, and if you do not have time to spare in between class, be careful. The lines to pay can get pretty long.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at MJC so can't really rate

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses and teachers really push you to do more, while others are very mediocre with not really anything to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to get to school at least 10-15 minutes before your class starts in order to get parking in a good location, even after the first two weeks of school. If math is your major, don't take it here, this school has one of the worst math departments.

    In three sentences

    Modesto Junior College is a large campus split into two locations, which makes it easier to get parking and reduces the amount of walking to get to your class. The best departments would be the astronomy, with a brand new planetarium having just been built, the anthropology department, and the agriculture department. There is a wide variety of courses and students at MJC.