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  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 1 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be ashamed to start here. The staff will help you to prepare you for when you decide to transfer and they provide you with many kinds of opportunities with their alliances with various Maryland universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its a community college with so much to offer, from engaging classes to a good number of clubs and organizations on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    When I transferred here from my old university, I noticed that the professors were dedicated in teaching their students I learned so much and even understood the subjects that I usually struggled in.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is excellent. campus security is at the college 24/7 even if the students are not. there are security escorts for students if they request it. there are call boxes located throughout the campus in case of emergency. students can go to these call boxes and phone directly to campus security for help, escorts, assistance with car trouble etc.the college parking lot lights are on till 12:00am. disabled students can opt to fill out forms informing security of their classes in case they need assistance in an emergency. the college also offers self defense classes for men and another for women.they also have immediate and direct contact with local police.

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and activities abound. when you have students from over 130 countries, world cultures collide and you can end up with the black student union, the club from viet nam, the architects club that takes field trips to nyc, the christian life club or you can create your own club, there are also sports teams and then there are individual events throughout the year such as a well known writer lecturing on a campus one day or international womens history day with scheduled speakers open to the college community for free, or volunteer efforts to help out people in world disasters are just a few of the many clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    this college is great for people that want a top quality college learning experience without footing the bill of a private education. a very popular esl program as well as various learning options for non traditional students or students that cannot stop working or have family responsibilities and cannot commute to college there is online learning, learning via the tv, night classes, weekend classes, independent studies, co-operative education opportunities as well as a seamless transition for county public school students to montgomery college and beyond. endless possibilities. excellent disability office where students fill out forms and provide medical documentation for acomodations for college courses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    montgomery college has three campuses and each campus specializes in a certain area as well as all the regular offerings of a community college. the campuses are germantown which is high tech for example, rockville, and takoma park. they have online, and tv learning opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    top class education for a community college price.

    What to do for fun

    student life is the basis for fun student activities. you can join the college newspaper, literary magazine or endless student clubs such as amnesty international or a country specific club ie students from jamaica or you can start a student club. there are also several sports teams that play for the college some nationally recognized.

    Food and Dining

    a few fast food restaurants are located within the college cafeteria as well as food on the go items. some items are reasonably priced others are more expensive. there is a small student union building. the college could stand to have a bigger dining area.

    Dorm Life

    we are a community college. dorms do not exist.

    Academic Rigor

    our college is known as harvard on the pike. while teacher offer academically rigorous classes, there are also options for remedial students and non-traditional learners.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to student orientation. pick a college advisor to plan your major efficiently.afterall, there are a lot of interesting courses you don't want to get sidetracked. its a community college everyone commutes. so, if you want a well-rounded college experience get involved in student life activities.

    In three sentences

    endless possibilities is montgomery college's motto. it is a world focused community college. with over 60,000 students from over 130 countries learning and preparing for work in a global community.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    each campus has a variety of activities for the students. theres a swimming pool, a golf course, a gym, and a weight room students can use.

    Food and Dining

    every campus has a dining hall as well as a school store. the dining hall offers a variety of different types of foods. you can find anything from a pizza to a samosa.

    Dorm Life

    since this is a community school, not many students live in dorms. however, the environment is student oriented.

    Academic Rigor

    most teachers are lenient for the most part. all assignments are usually given a reasonable due date.

    Tips for prospective students

    this school is not hard at all as long as you stay on top of all your work, chose the right professors, and take advantage of the extra help the professors offer.

  • 01/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to the Montgomery Scholars Program! You will learn so much and have fun at the same time (along with a scholarship covering 15 credits a semester and (pending funding) a summer abroad in Cambridge).

    Bang for the buck

    Montgomery College is very affordable (~$2000 a semester depending on how many credits you take).

    Am enjoying being here

    Montgomery College, especially the Scholars Program, is a great learning community. There are many different clubs and events.

    Am learning a lot

    Currently, I'm majoring in Gaming & Simulation (specifically the Art and Animation Track.) I'm also in the Montgomery Scholars Program (which is fantastic). We have great professors for our Scholar classes (which include World History, World Literature, Philosophy, and World Music).

  • 05/19/2011

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    who wants a feel for college before going to a four year school.

    Tips for prospective students

    as long as you able there is no tips and if you make a 550 on both parts of reading math than you will have no problem.

    Bang for the buck

    it's the cheapest price for a two year education.

    Will enjoy being here

    yes because your make alot of friends and meet great teachers.

    Will learn a lot

    yes because it's the third best community college in the nation.

  • 05/20/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    MC is ideal for students that are leading busy lives that they cannot give up, like work or families. The classes are available at all times, from early in the morning to late at night. They are even available on weekends. This allows perfect flexibility for students that need to go to school around work or family schedules. MC is also perfect for students who aren't quite sure what career path they want to pursue. Because MC is so cheap, it frees the student to enroll in many classes to figure out what they really enjoy. MC offers a marvelous range of beginning classes, from television to pottery to environmental biology and psychology. For a student unsure of what really interests them, MC is a great place to figure it out!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Because MC is a commuter school, most students tend to feel like they aren't really going to real college. This can change if the student only took the chance to find extracurriculars on campus that could connect them with others, and give them great resume experience. There are many clubs available on campus, many of them are highly active. I have one friend that is editor of the school newspaper, and another friend that works at the school radio. For me, theater was the activity I immersed myself in. There are so many opportunities for having a great time at MC, one just needs to go out and find something to be a part of. It makes all the difference!

    Bang for the buck

    MC is one of the top rated community colleges in the country, and it is still only a few thousand dollars. That is a phenomenal price, and if it wasn't enough, the scholarships are easy to earn. I never payed for my MC experience, not even for books. Even though MC is so cheap, they still offer a huge range of majors, from pre-med to studio art. Students with almost any interest will find a great starting point at Montgomery College. It is a wonderful deal for a decent education.

    Did enjoy being here

    Despite my rather awful experience with MC classes, I did manage to have a wonderful time. That is 100% because of my involvement with the Theater department. Montgomery College has a phenomenal theater program. We put on two shows every year, with professional quality costumes, sets, and lighting by a great staff and assisted by the students. There are so many different opportunities for students to get involved with the theater, both on the technical and acting side, and feel really proud of their end result. I had a great time at MC because I loved every minute at the theater department.

    Did learn a lot

    Montgomery College offers a wonderful educational experience for new students, but I'm afraid most of the learning takes place outside of the classroom. Though there is a wide range of classes available, I have found the teachers to be generally careless. Most seemed more in a hurry to finish the class then the students did! Few of them gave homework, so usually grades were soley based off of two tests and a paper or two. Hardly any of my professors ever returned work, so their students never learned how to improve. Few took personal interest in their students, and certainly never went out of their way to make sure their class was understanding a point. I know that because of the motley crew of students going to MC- many high school drop outs, and many with English as a second language-the standard for grading cannot be too high. But I often felt the standards were so low it was embarrassing.

  • 05/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Find out about the professors before signing up for the classes. Your classmates are your best bet as people to ask.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students who can study well on thier own

    Tips for prospective students

    all you need to do is take good advantage of the teachers and study hard

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus provides safety everyday of the week. there is security gaurds to assist students if needed help. the campus always provides guidance for students.

    Clubs and Activities

    what is fun about montgomery college is that students can make up their own clubs. there are books clubs and movie clubs for afterschool. sometimes, there are clubs that plan semester parties for all students to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    students can save more money when applying for a semester. what can help them save money is by applying for a scholarship or financial aid. textbooks in the bookstore go on sell whenever the semester is about to begin.

    What to do for fun

    there is a big computer lab. if a student doesn't have a class, he or she could play sports on campus such as, tennis, basketball, soccer, and go for a swim (the campus has an indoor pool for all students). also, a student can join clubs for extracurricular activites

    Food and Dining

    the campus provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. it also has vending machines when a student wants a snack between classes. the qaulity of the food is good and the prices are reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    the campus does not provide a dorm. it is a community college, which is for students who want to be in a program or want to transfer. montgomery college is close to home and students are able leave campus once their class is over

    Academic Rigor

    if you make a 3.5 or higher and earned 12 semester credits, you will be placed on the deans list. for students who make below a 3.5 will still be in good academic standing. also, students can still get scholarships as an athele.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure that you study all of your classes especially if you are taking summer or winter classes. if your attendance is perfect, that helps boost up your grade. always email or talk to your professor outside of class if you have questions or need help.

    In three sentences

    it is a safe environment and of course the campus provies free transportation for students who ride the bus. students can get good tips on registering for classes before the new semester begins. mc prepares a student to be ready for a four year college

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the overall campus is safe, but with any campus students are encouraged to stay alert, because danger can come from any area.

    Greek Life

    unfortunately there are no sororities and fraternities at this campus but the students in student life find ways to put together fun activities for students to become involved in during the years that they attend.

    Clubs and Activities

    montgomery college offers clubs in all three campuses ranging from the bio tech club to the veterans club. there is a club for every student, if there is a club that is not offered, students are encouraged to create one.

    Great for these types of students

    the campus is great students who are looking for an affordable school to further their education, and for students who want to further their education but are not sure what career choice to pursue.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i do not know of any unusual traditions nor locations on campus, i can only say that it is sometimes easy to miss a corridor depending on what campus you attend because there are so many classrooms.

    Bang for the buck

    the campus offers free transportation for students in need of assistance, the use of the library is free

    What to do for fun

    for fun, students can enjoy the black box theatre offered at the takoma park campus, where they can watch live performances from students who attend the school. students can also visit the cultural arts center located at the takoma park campus.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining at the mc cafe is delicious. the rockville campus offers a jerry's subs and pizza, and i would recommend the cheese steak. also offered is a store that offers deli sandwiches and coffee.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    montgomery college is a very rigorous college. students are pushed and encouraged to achieve their absolute best and learn to reach their highest potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would advise prospective students to apply for fafsa as soon as possible. the earliest your application is reviewed, you will truly notice the financial differences. students should as i call it take full advantage of your professors and campus resources. if a professor offers for you to email a rough draft of any assignment for comments and feedback-take it! become familiar with the science and math centers, it will make a big difference for your grade.

    In three sentences

    montgomery college is an affordable, conveniently located, and diverse campus in which a student can gain the best experience and knowledge they need to succeed.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    the school itself is good and affordable but do not sell books back to the bookstore. they do not buy them back for what they are worth.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends between classes.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is a good school to start out at, especially if you are unsure of what you want to major in.

    In three sentences

    montgomery college is a good school. the classes are well taught. the campus is great.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe campus, well lit parking lots.

    Bang for the buck

    great place to save some money on education as mc provides many scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    you can join many of the student associations.

    Food and Dining

    fun and healthy.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorm's on-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    academic advisor's are here to help with planning.

    Tips for prospective students

    great place to start if you are looking to save some money.

    In three sentences

    there are many great professors and staff. the atmosphere is well equipped with many computer labs and study areas.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs are very welcoming and they encourage you to join.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone really. it's a very diverse campus. you'll find yourself comfortable here.

    What to do for fun

    they have an open gym so that's nice, but the people there are very kind for the most part so just walking up to a person and talking is a great way to kill time as well.

    Food and Dining

    the location has a lot of different places to eat around it.

    Dorm Life

    i don't dorm near this campus, so i don't really know, but the area is great.

    In three sentences

    this school is pretty good. the professor's i have are nice as well and the help you get from counselors, professors or even outside programs for school work is great. the campus is set up so you're able to get to one class from another without being late so it's very convenient.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue Safety Call Boxes all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa for me.

    Great for these types of students

    Every kind,male & female, age & etnicity on campus

    Food and Dining

    There is a Starbucks in the dining room. Great muchies & healthy food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fast paced, so keep up & don't fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study regularly, it makes a difference come exam & grade time.

    In three sentences

    They have a wonderful new science building. Great professors that are very knowledgeable. I love it there.

  • 11/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are the type of person that is able to put yourself out there and take that extra step to be involved, you'll truly enjoy being here. Also, if you're a person who struggled in high school, yet you still want a college degree, it's the perfect place to go. As previously stated, it's some what of a balance between high school and college and truly helps to guide students into the college mindset.

    Tips for prospective students

    While most of your friends are likely to be off at college, don't get discouraged about still being at home. I've met some pretty awesome people, despite not being very involved. If you get involved, you'll meet even more new people and be much happier, while still saving money. Staying at home and going to MC helps to teach you excellent study habits that most students who go off to a university do not truly learn because of the new distractions they have.

    Bang for the buck

    For approximately $2,000 per semester, this school is astoundingly affordable. You take the same exact courses and get the same education as you would at an accredited university, for a small fraction of the price. In today's economy, starting off at a community college, and at one that is so prestigious as Montgomery College, there really is no one you can go wrong!

    Am enjoying being here

    Because it is a community college and I plan on transferring next year, I am not having as much fun as most people here. However, if you are involved, whether you play a sport here or join a club, it helps you socialize and meet new people, allowing for a much better experience. In my case, I'm just trying to get my classes out of the way and continue working, so I am not nearly as involved as I should be.

    Am learning a lot

    Montgomery College, while some declare it to be the thirteenth grade, is an excellent place to obtain your degree. The class sizes are small, allowing your professors to be more attentive to your needs. While sometimes it does seem like high school again, it is the perfect step from high school to college. You have attentive and knowledgeable teachers here at Montgomery College who guide you to make intelligent academic decisions and to succeed.

  • 11/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The overall environment if great for outstanding students who are really here to learn and take advantage of the post secondary education opportunity.

    Tips for prospective students

    The very first semester, go see a counselor of your field. Do not wait last minute, make sure to take the credits eligible for transfer.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment is comfortable and I truly enjoy being at this campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here at Montgomery College Rockville campus are generally very knowledgeable in their field and extremely helpful.

  • 11/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Montgomery College is a great school for students who want a small student to teacher ratio. There are three campuses available; Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park. These campuses provide you with many opportunities to perfect your craft, learn more, and broaden your horizons in learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips! Tips! Tips! Attention prospective students make sure you see a counselor about your major and first set of classes you need to take. The mistake you don't want to make is waiting until the last minute to figure out what it is you want to do. The advisors/counselors at MC are a great help to start you off for an excellent college year!

    Bang for the buck

    Montgomery College is affordable. Wherever you come from as far as out of state or in state. The Financial aid that is available provides you with enough money to cover classes and books. However, if you don't receive financial aid the book store will provide you with options on how to get cheaper books!

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being on a campus because it's in my home state. Although, the downfall if you grew up in Maryland is the scenery. But, if you are a new comer to the area you will love the atmosphere and the Rockville campus huge; gives you plenty to explore!

    Am learning a lot

    Yes! I am learning as well as growing more in my career. The class structure allows you to have a professional relationship with the professors due to the small class size. The professors are very knowledgeable in what subject they teach and make the environment fun to learn in.

  • 03/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to go to a community college as a music major, then I highly suggest Montgomery college. I was accepted into Shenandoah Conservatory, but I was unable to attend because I couldn't afford to go. (I can always transfer though and that is the plan). I know many others who have a similar story, even those who are non-music majors. Montgomery college is extremely diverse. If you enjoy meeting people of various ethnicity, then MC is the place. It is indeed one of the most diverse college in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just try to have fun and work hard. ;D

    Bang for the buck

    I am from Prince George's County so I pay a bit more tuition, but I believe that it is still very affordable. I do have to pay for applied music fee, but it is not very significant. It is a community college so it is more affordable than a typical university. In the music program specifically, you get a near conservatory education at a community college. Well, studying at a conservatory isn't cheap at all.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was surprised at how much I enjoyed being here. All of the professors and administrators are friendly. They even seem to enjoy having conversations with the students from time to time. In the music program, everyone seems to know all of the professors and it is that individual attention that I admire. The students are also quite friendly and pretty lively.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a music major. I have to say, the music program is amazing! The professors are wonderful and are always there to help the students. Despite it being a community college, there is still that small conservatory feeling. The professors are more than just professors, they're musicians themselves. You can see them perform at the Performing Arts Center in Rockville Campus, but also in many other places such as Strathmore and even Kennedy Center. The students that I come across are also wonderful musicians themselves! I am currently taking private 1 hour piano lessons and 30 minute composition lessons. Both of my instructors are amazing. There are plenty of performance opportunities as well. There is the Metropolitan orchestra, MC choir, chamber choir, wind ensemble, and world ensemble. The college also supports students forming their own band. If you can't afford to go to a conservatory yet, then I highly suggest going into the music program.

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    19 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who may not have done well in high school, or those who just don't have that much money to spend on college. Even though it is a community college, do not think of it as an easy way out, it's incredibly important to do well here to move on in life and transfer to another school to finish with your bachelors, or to go get a job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't treat education as a waste of time. If you do well here, than there are many places that you can continue to. Montgomery College will save you a lot of money. Also, choose your classes and professors wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    MC is definitely bang for the buck. It is a community college and is very inexpensive, but they offer a very good education to anyone who is willing to try. It's easy to get in, but hard to get out- Anyone who wants to go to Montgomery College can get in, but only if you're willing to work at it, will you come away with your diploma.

    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed Montgomery College very much. The classes are small, the professors are helpful, and mostly everyone is nice and helpful. There are many ways to get in touch with people who can help you with anything you need help with.

    Did learn a lot

    The teachers that I had here were amazing, you just have to know what kind of professor you learn best from. Germantown, for example, has great science and math classes and professors. And the Science Learning Center is open often, friendly, and there is no appointment needed to get a tutor- it's completely walk-in, or you can go just to study with a group or friends or classmates.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go to ratemyprofessor.com and check on ratings of your professors beforehand because nothing is worse than getting stuck with a bad professor.

    Bang for the buck

    Great price compared to what you would be paying at other schools

    Am enjoying being here

    Montgomery College is a lot like high school. Majority of kids are there for their classes and then they are gone, so it can be difficult to make friends. It is also very much like high school with all the cliques.

    Am learning a lot

    Montgomery College offers a high level of education but you have to be dedicated to your studies.

  • 10/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Continue to work hard all throughout the semester.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy attending this college because it offers so much to its students.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn a lot at this school because the classrooms are smaller which gives me the opportunity to get to know the teacher. That way I can ask questions and get the help I need.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to succeed you have to go out of your way to actually talk to teachers and counselors and they WILL help.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College has been a life changer for me. Teachers are always happy to help and there are tons of places to get the help you need. They have a lot of information on transferring to four year colleges.

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is ok in the cafeteria, not too expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    There are easy classes and there are also some very hard four credit classes, it all depends on what you sign up for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use Ratemyprofessor.com and check out who are good professors and who are not. I've had some really amazing classes there because the prof was great.

    In three sentences

    MC is a great school, if you ask around and get the names of good professors it will be an even better experience for you. You save tons of money by going to a community college and your still getting a great education.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Lots of cool clubs where you can meet interesting people.

    Food and Dining

    Its college food.

    Dorm Life

    Not applicable. Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    Your an adult in any college you go, your on your own. If you want to succeed academically you have to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its important to be on time to all your classes.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a very clean school. The professors are professionals and kind. I would rate MC from a scale of 1-10 I would give it an 8.

  • 02/22/2012

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

    26 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    nothing i can say

    Clubs and Activities

    soccer

    Great for these types of students

    nothing i can say

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing i can say

    Bang for the buck

    good school

    What to do for fun

    play soccer and other sports

    Food and Dining

    good.

    Dorm Life

    good.

    Academic Rigor

    good.

    Tips for prospective students

    good.

    In three sentences

    i like your school and i wonder how to apply to your school?

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are always security guards making sure that the school is safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    sports

    Great for these types of students

    great for students that get home sick. also good for students that are parents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing really.

    What to do for fun

    there are always upcoming events. also anyone can join a sport.

    Food and Dining

    excellent food and the dining hall spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    excellenct

    Tips for prospective students

    if you read a lot online classes are the best.

    In three sentences

    very convenient and has excellent teachers. a lot more cheaper then attending a university. there are night classes and online classes.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    some events happen but not on our campus, mostly takoma park

    Clubs and Activities

    fun fun fun.

    Great for these types of students

    studious students, and easy to get along people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they always have people grilling on campus and you can buy their food.

    What to do for fun

    around there are malls about 15 minutes away. there are many places to eat, and there is many activities on campus, mostly during the spring.

    Tips for prospective students

    do all your work and study just enough.

    In three sentences

    it is an excellent community college with many different types of students. the professors are extremely helpful. the campus is easy to get around.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    every now and then there will be a poster put up about a robbery or assault made on one of the 3 campuses. low crime rate.

    Greek Life

    none.

    Clubs and Activities

    variety of clubs, not as many interesting activities.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i know of.

    Bang for the buck

    the price is good if you're a county or state resident. out-of-state is expensive.

    What to do for fun

    depending on the campus, you're in the middle of either rockville or silver spring. germantown doesn't have much around it though... and come on you're less than an hour from d.c.

    Food and Dining

    not the best, health wise but the food is not bad. it is somewhat expensive.

    Dorm Life

    mc is a community college, so no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    tough and easy, depending on the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    try your best, register for classes early and always allow 20-30 minutes if you want to park on campus.

    In three sentences

    mc is okay. it's tough at some points and easy at others. there are no easy a classes. it seems more or less like an open high school with how many cliques there are.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Going to class on time is very important. Turning in assignments on time. If you do not understand something talk to the professor , get a tutor or there is also other help on campus.

    In three sentences

    I would rate it an 8. I would rate it this because professors are dedicated in helping the students succeed .I also, love that it is a diverse school you will be able to interact with other students.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is several events at MC; however, I've never attended one.

    Food and Dining

    No free food; the cafetariat is available to buy food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm at MC

    Academic Rigor

    I've been studying at Montgomery college for three semesters now; I appreciate the academic rigor. Teacher do things on time and according to academic calendar; students do their class works on time; otherwise, the fail the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage prospective students who really want to get a degree that they desserve or to be able to attend good 4 year in the future, to come at Montgomery college to get good foundation.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is one of the best community college in Maryland state based on: teaching qualities, the way of learning new materials, and the opportunity of getting job with any degree earned at Montgomery college.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Students are kept updated on safety related issue on campus via email.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Again clubs. There are plenty of clubs offered at the college.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth it, I commute from Frederick County to attend the college! All of my professors love their job and make every effort to help the students understand the topics. Here is an example: my professors ended up adding two additional courses to the department because I had already taken all the courses the department offered.

    What to do for fun

    Montgomery College - Rockville has plenty of clubs for students to join. If you do not see the club you would like to join, it is easy to find a faculty member who is willing to sponsor the club.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent but can be pricey

    Dorm Life

    None this is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    For a two community college the professor have high expectations of there students. I have completed two 20 page papers during my time here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work Hard, Have Fun!

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College - Rockville Campus is a beautiful and clean campus. At Montgomery College - Rockville, you will not have to worry about finding a parking spot. There is plenty of parking available even during the busiest hours during the school day. Finally, the administrators and faculty at Montgomery College - Rockville are very friendly and care about the students.

  • 04/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are crime incidents about once a month, not very dangerous though.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who struggled in high school.

    Bang for the buck

    Textbooks are pretty overpriced at the school store. Tuiton is as well but if you sign up for financial aid, you're fine.

    Food and Dining

    Food at the MC Cafe is a little overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life. Everyone commutes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some kids think just because it is a community college, it's easy, it's not! You can't just get by over here, a lot of hard work and dedication go into the workload.

    In three sentences

    A great stepping stone. Most students are fresh out of high school. This school really prepares you for a larger university.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Germantown campus is by far the best with security and safety. The Rockville campus comes in a close second, although there have been incidences with things being stolen. The Takoma Park-Silver Spring campus, though, has a very bad reputation for people being attacked, having their goods stolen, and having their property damaged (such as cars).

    What to do for fun

    Play pranks on the professors - the nice ones will laugh it off.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten at any of the cafeterias, but I hear that the food at all three campuses is quite good. That is just hearsay, though.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm! It's a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get some classes that are very challenging - but doable - and some classes that are very easy. If you work hard at it you will learn, no matter if the class is easy, hard or in between.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very careful taking different professors - always look them up on Rate My Professor .com! You do have to take most of it with a grain of salt, but be aware that people write those reviews for a reason - it can save you a lot of pain. The professors are mostly good, but you want to be sure you don't get one of the unsatisfactory ones by mistake.

    In three sentences

    MC is a good option to start out with, even if you can afford something more expensive. The professors are good, the academics are satisfactory, and it has a homey feel. I enjoyed my time there.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 142

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    one of the best community college in Maryland .

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who are serious about further pursuing their educational interests.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs that can be joined. There are also many lectures and at times movie nights to attend for those students who are seeking an educational social event.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow teacher's directions, study well, come prepared to classes, and you will undoubtedly be successful in any major that you are pursuing.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is an excellent place to start your higher education. The professors are extremely helpful and understanding of students and their ups and downs. With three campuses, there is a wide range of classes that you can enroll in to suit your interests.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    At least once a week the main building is filled with people promoting many clubs and activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk one-on-one with the professors.

    In three sentences

    I appreciate how flexible the hours are. The professors are understandable of the students schedules and outside plans. The professors are available most of the time.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activities, and places to hang out with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining have many choices and are not that expensive. They offer healthy choices too.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus but there are apartment complexes near by.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging and fun. Professors are knowledgeable and show interest in the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for classes early and be aware of deadlines because they close up quickly.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College offers a close and has 3 convenient locations for Montgomery county residents. It offers good education with good professors for low cost. It is very career-oriented and based of developing of skills.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is always busy meaning something in the kitchen must smell and taste good.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, only commuting.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors will test your ability on the subject to ensure you know the material very well. Every class is passable if studying and homework is being done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because it is a community college, do not take it for granted! College is college so use your full potential in all your classes to get where you need to be in the future.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great place to start your college education. Not only do you save money by attending the school, but also get to meet awesome professors who will help you when it is needed. Starting off at a community college has helped me prepare myself to move onto a bigger school.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    40 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For the most part. Just try to stay away from the Takoma Park campus lol.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs. There is something for everyone here.

    Great for these types of students

    Get'r done students. College here is different then most other, but that's because it is a community college. People that come here are focused to get an A.A or to transfer to a 4 year like I was.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price your paying here. You are practically getting in for free.

    What to do for fun

    Lots to do on or off campus. Rockville is a really relaxed and chill atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. A bit overpriced for a community college if you ask me.

    Dorm Life

    Montgomery College doesn't have a dorm system.

    Academic Rigor

    This college will test your ability. It was a big mistake thinking it would be high school. Put in hard work and it will pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save your money go to this community college, then transfer to a 4 year institution. Named one of the best community colleges in the U.S.

    In three sentences

    For most, this school is the stepping stone to a greater university. It really does help you with the transitioning from high school to a university. The professor here are knowledgeable for the most part, and most of them really do want to see you succeed.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There's really just a small cafeteria, but the food isn't bad!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a place that is excellent to go to to either get your Associate's or to transfer. They prepare you well. Make sure to take advantage of the Counseling and Advising program - they are infinitely helpful!

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College stands out among community colleges in Maryland. It has a rigorous, academic feel that many two-year institutions fail to have; instead, they end up feeling like 13th grade. The ease of the transfer process to Maryland 4-year colleges seems excellent.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Good

    What to do for fun

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    Printing is free.

    In three sentences

    Nice campus. Student service is good. Professors are good.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is great. Lots of varieties.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too stressful, but they are challenging.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school with many varieties of studies.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been incidents on campus but on average, the administration in collaboration with campus security are doing their best to curtail unusual activities.

    Greek Life

    Not so sure about this.

    Clubs and Activities

    On campus, you can join the Math or engineering club. I guess there are so many other clubs but since i am a science student, i do not know too many things about other clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Each individual has inherent potentials and i believe that each individual shall figure out the kind of activity that best suits their personality.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None to my knowledge.

    Bang for the buck

    Strive for academic excellence and you shall be greatly rewarded. You shall obtain esteem from your mates and teachers. You shall also obtain incentives for your hardwork.

    What to do for fun

    You can take swimming, dancing, music or art classes where you shall enjoy the activities and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There's a cafetaria for dining and the food is good though not the best. Nevertheless, food on campus is relatively expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Never being to the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Never skip an assignment or submit late; you will definitely lose points for that. Be respectful to all and never use obscene language in class. Montgomery college is a non-smoking campus, please abhor smoking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of the libraries and all resources placed at your disposal including the school's website. Make sure you're punctual to class and participate actively in class discussions because they are graded. Work in groups because you shall obtain help from classmates.

    In three sentences

    This is a very good institution for those who have been out of school for a while and graduates from high school. many programs have been instituted to help improve students skills; eg. ESL, Math placement tests etc. The teachers are friendly and very cooperative and they're always willing available and to help out in times of academic need.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Call boxes and security walking around. This does not mean crime does not happen. They do give alerts when a crime does happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and annual activites that the school sponcers. They try to get everyone involed in something.

    Great for these types of students

    Adult, transferring, newly graduated high school students. There is a vast student body and it is nothing to see a first year or returning student in the same class.

    Bang for the buck

    Book Buy back at the end of the semester gives you a little extra cash. Does have some drawbacks when the book is no longer being used next semester. Make sure to write in pencil so you can return the books.

    What to do for fun

    Not far from downtown Rockville were there is shopping and movies. One can always hang out with friends at one of the local malls.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Rockville is good. You have many varieties of food. It is relatively inexpensive. Not to mention the Starbucks and vending machines around.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging. Some are just interesting. Make sure to pick one you are interested in, look at reviews of professors if your unsure. Make sure you have enough time to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell a prospective student to make sure you do not overload yourself with courses. Take into consideration work and family. Talk to your professors they are there to help and most will. Find something you enjoy it will make the classes easier.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is convenient. The coursework can be challenging but interesting. The professors will help achieve your goals if only you ask.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    acceptable

    Clubs and Activities

    It has a variety for all tastes.

    Great for these types of students

    international

    What to do for fun

    Study!

    Food and Dining

    It is very bad and expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    outstanding

    Tips for prospective students

    Brows frequently through your mymc account and read everything on the pages.

    In three sentences

    A gateway to your future. It is a very organized college. It offers good education from intelligent professors.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Stay focused

    What to do for fun

    So many clubs and organizations

    Tips for prospective students

    It all depends on how focused you are in your education

    In three sentences

    It is a good school with very good teachers who want the best for your future

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I don't really do anything for fun in school.

    Food and Dining

    The school cafeteria is okay.they don't have a variety of healthy food. if they had more healthy food it would have been great.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm in Montgomery College.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor is great because students are obliged to study hard in other to pass their courses.Students have to be at the top their game by this i mean submitting their assignments before the due date.

    Tips for prospective students

    montgomery college is a very good school . one thing that i love about this school is their counselors. they are very knowledgeable and have a very good support system.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    ok, there's not much around to eat

    Dorm Life

    live @ home

    Academic Rigor

    animal science

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus

    In three sentences

    The best college. This school prepares you for the future schools you attend!

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Mostly, they will have free lunch or barbecue give away for students.

    Food and Dining

    There are many difference stores that they are selling food to students in cafeteria like Starbucks coffee, or Subway...

    Dorm Life

    It's safe to live here and it's fun. For example: - students sometime gather together and do some activities with other friends. - Field trips on holidays - Special dinner sometime in a year ...

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many academic activities in this school which could help students in study, volunteers work, work-life...

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is one of the best community colleges all around the United States. The professors and students here are really nice. They like to help other students anytime they need. The campus and classes are also nice: big classroom, high technologies they are using in teaching, perfect libraries and lab rooms. Intelligent students in helping other student like tutoring student's homework if need. New students always feel free to ask anybody around.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great school for students who want to start their degree in two or 4 years. This school is also one of best community colleges all around the United States. I'm currently attending in this college; I had learn a lot of difference things in this school and constructors also are nice.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    MC is a tobacco and alchool free campus. It also has a performent security system.

    Clubs and Activities

    MC has a lot of very active clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have one outside classroom just equiped with benches and a black board, located right beside the lac in the campus of Rockville. It's so cool.

    Bang for the buck

    At MC, one will be acquainted with a lot of different culturess. I have Africans, Europeans, Asians, Latino Americans, Indians, and American friens. Students from from all these different parts of the world get along perfectly well at MC.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, students play soccer, basket-ball, watch TV, go to the restaurant to eat , talk, dance, etc... There are also many interesting clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Montgomery college has a good quality of food.

    Dorm Life

    There is no Dorm at Montgomery College. But,The Campuses are close to metro stations and have a lot of Bus stops.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are fair and do more than their best to help students pass their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Montgomery college is the best place for high school graduates. the courses are really cheap, the teaching is excellent, the environment is appropriate to study. Its has any type of free tutoring in both tree campuses.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a wonderful multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community college. It has three campuses in Montgomery county in the state of Maryland. I really like this college, its organization, its teaching, and its spirit.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe campus, but always use caution.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life :(

    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs and activities that a student can do.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great cafeteria and snack shack. Be sure to visit it if you do not feel like leaving the campus. If you don't mind venturing off campus there are quite a few local food spots that you can visit. Rockville Town Center is just a few blocks down the road.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is determined by the class that you take. But sometimes, even the same class with a different professor can differ in course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know for certain what classes your major requires. Check and double check so you never take a class that you don't need. Also be sure to get to know the campus before your classes start so you don't get lost and are late for your class.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great community college. There are many options, many classes that you will need have different times to fit your schedule. Class sizes are also manageable so you never feel like just another face.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are few incidents, but they are responded to quickly and students are made aware of any incident on any of the three campuses via email and red signs on every exterior door.

    Great for these types of students

    Those looking to focus on classes while working, or those looking to save money while still getting a good education.

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the cost is supported by tax payers. There is a great education to be had at MC for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs to join. One can also become a tutor at the carious learning centers or find sports to play.

    Food and Dining

    there are decent places to get food near or at the school. The dining areas are small with small selections of food.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be very demanding, some may not be. It depends on the professors in many cases, as do most courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try a variety of classes to find any areas of interest. Use the small class sizes to get comfortable talking to professors since there are no TA's. Don't go to waste your time but as a way to push yourself further. Try to use sites such as ratemyprof.com to find professors that you think will compliment your learning style.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a school with great class sizes (small), caring teachers, and many resources. It is a great place to go for the first two years of college to save money while still getting a top quality education. Most people at MC seem to enjoy their time their.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a various things to do at MC. There are a large variety of clubs for students to join and spent time enjoying themselves. Since the college is small, you can always meet up with your friends to do activities and other stuff.

    Food and Dining

    MC does have a dining place, but is fairly small. Students often go to local restaurants near the college to grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    MC is a community college which has no dorms available for students. students can either live with their relatives or rent a place. Living with relatives is much affordable and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally classes for me weren't as hard as I expected. The professor are there for your success and will do everything in their abilities in order for you to understand and complete the coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming freshmen may be intimidate by the mass variation of classes, students, and activities the college provides. But, their's no need to afraid. these opportunities are essential and useful for then to progress in life and achieve maximum potential.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a place of freedom and opportunities. It gives the individuals the opportunity to plan out their future properly in order to prosper in life. Montgomery College is the right place to start your life...the right way.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    55 of 142

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I have not attending the school.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Commuters and resumers.

    What to do for fun

    Astronomy club, fishing, cycling.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is gross and overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    In three sentences

    Quality instructors. Nice facilities. Proximity to public transport.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There homemade soups are great and i love the fat-free yogurt.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, study hard and have fun.

    In three sentences

    MC has some of the most pleasant faculty and students i've ever met. The campus is well ran and a comfortable place to go to. This is the second college i've attended and hands down a much better experience.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    In the cafeteria, you can do anything. For example, you can study, hang with your friends, or even dance.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good but very expensive

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. :(

    Academic Rigor

    Not being constantly reminded by your teacher when something is due is hard because people are used to their teachers in high school doing that. It teaches the students responsibility.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study but also have time for yourself to relax and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    I love Montgomery College!!! The education environment is very good. The people in the environment are very nice and they make you feel comfortable to be around. I feel like I'm home and apart of a family.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security emails will keep you informed.

    Greek Life

    Phi Beta Kappa for honor students.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are different sports and clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for first year college students and the campuses are very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The food court and bookstore are the hang-outs.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of group activities if you want to keep active.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes great!

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    There very excellent professors and honor classes are available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please apply for financial aid, in the spring of your senior year. Don't rush right in and load yourself down with classes; take a part-time approach to get the hang of it and you will be very successful.

    In three sentences

    Community College is a great first experience.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is security continuously walking around campus and that does make me feel safe, but they are not friendly at all.

    Bang for the buck

    I am studying to become a surgical technologist at montgomery college and I plan to audition for the fall plays that are coming up in a few months.

    What to do for fun

    I unfortunately do not have much time for fun because when I am not in class I am at work.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good on campus, but it is very expensive and not enough food for the cost.

    Dorm Life

    There is not any dorms for this community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are a good challenge that you must earn the grade in which you recieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check rate my professor.com to see reviews on professor at your institution before sign up for their class.

    In three sentences

    It's a good community college as far as program choices. However, I have had some bad experiences with a few professors and nothing was done about them even when they were reviewed by fellow professors.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Montgomery College many security on staff at all times. They also send email notifications regarding incidents that occur.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities on campus, by being involved it will allow you to improve your experience at Montgomery College.

    Great for these types of students

    Montgomery College is great for any types students. It is diverse culturally, and there are students with many different personalities.

    Bang for the buck

    Montgomery College gives a great education for less money compared to other universities.

    What to do for fun

    The school has many clubs and extra curricular activities on campus. It ranges from art clubs and debate team to sports.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a wide variety of foods from those who are vegetarian to those who love meat. They also have breakfast dining hours. and there are plenty of places where you can eat.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors follow the syllabus, they cover every area in class where you will be tested on and enjoy working one on one with the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club and be part of extracurricular activity it's a great way to meet new people. If you need help, get it. There are plenty of places on campus where you can get free help.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a good way to save money. Also its a excellent learning environment because of small class room sizes. Professors here are friendly and have great office hours that are flexible.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe, I have never felt in danger at this campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to excel in life should go here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    most people hang out in the MC CAFE and it is super fun. You see alot of breakdancers there.

    What to do for fun

    There are sports and many clubs one can join.

    Food and Dining

    Their cafeteria food is actually pretty good, they have Starbucks!

    Tips for prospective students

    Nothing in life comes easy, so don't think college is the exception. Study hard and work hard to get what you want in life.

    In three sentences

    Aims to make students excel in their lives. I could not have chosen a better 2 yr college to help jump start my carrier. As for the professors, most are very knowledgeable and really push students to try their hardest.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of security. I had night classes and never was afraid.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are not ready to go on there own. Working and older students. Students who don't have much money.

    What to do for fun

    Learn and study.

    Academic Rigor

    I found some of my classes challenging. Especially as an older student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research what you want to do. Talk to people who are working in the field you want to, try an internship before investing too heavily. When in doubt go for a more general degree.

    In three sentences

    Provides a good and affordable education. Teachers are excellent and the the facility is up to date with the latest technology

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is taken as a top priority on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    many and benficial clubs to join

    Great for these types of students

    All students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    MC has a diverse cultural makeup. Life on compus is fun

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth going to MC for your education

    What to do for fun

    play soccer, in a music band for gospel outreash music festivals

    Food and Dining

    Best food

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Excellence

    Tips for prospective students

    I will encourage every high scholer to attend MC because its the best

    In three sentences

    The best community college in the US. MC is well resourced . The faculty are the best in whole country

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    No clue. I never eat in the cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors don't let their students skate by. Even in the electives (Ex: health) those professors have a rigorous course load and don't let their students treat the class like recess.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not treat college as 13th grade. If you want to be treated like an adult, act like one. If you want to be treated like a high schooler, don't go to college. It's a waste of everyone's time and of your money. If you're ready to engage in the amazing new life of being a college student but don't have the funds to attend a private university, Montgomery College is a fantastic alternative in both the financial sense as well as the scholastic opportunity.

    In three sentences

    - A pleasantly diverse group of people, regarding both the faculty and staff as well as the student body population. - The standards and quality of the curriculum is fresh and challenging. - Professors are happy and too eager to offer additional support to students, simply by the student expressing interest in care in their own education. Question asking and requests for assistance are never looked down upon.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Rockville Town Center is about a 10 minute walk from campus, and there are lots of things to do there.

    Food and Dining

    There's a nice little food area on campus with a Jerry's, Starbucks and some other restaurants.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers really want to see you succeed and are always there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out professors on ratemyteachers.com before you sign up for a class. The reviews are pretty accurate, and it's definitely a huge help. Try to have all your classes on the same days as well.

    In three sentences

    MC has a gorgeous campus. However, they completely messed up my schedule, putting me in a class on the wrong campus and then switching the professors for two of my other classes, causing me to need new books. It is also a non smoking campus.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had any issues with security on campus and in the immediate area.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge number of different activities that students can be involved in and there are also a great number of clubs that can be joined.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to save some money while still earning a top-notch education should definitely consider attending Montgomery College.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a full-time student for the fall 2012 semester and I pay less than $3,500.00 including the costs of textbooks and other course required materials.

    What to do for fun

    There are ample opportunities for students to participate in numerous activities that occur almost daily. The students are active in supporting their beliefs while not being overbearing or offensive.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers Jerry's Pizza and Subs, Starbucks, and it's own version of Chipotle. In addition, the school has a snack bar across from the food choices in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The school does not have any facilities for student housing as it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has a variety of courses designed for the least knowledgeable on a topic, to the most advanced of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to follow your major's course requirement order as close as possible to ensure that you stay on track with the your desired graduation year.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College has a wide range of courses available to students. The professors, faculty, and staff along with students are personable and hold academia in high esteem. The college is technologically well-equipped, class sizes are relatively small and encourage class discussions, and the grounds and buildings are kept clean.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can always get an escort to your car if you feel unsafe and Security is CONSTANTLY patrolling.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are GREAT clubs on campus. Everything from the Social Life club to the D.R.E.A.M and Active Minds clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are shy, don't fit in but want to, and those who are active and passionate about their education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are beavers on Rockville Campus and they have a great octoberfest celebration on Halloween. There are also day of the dead ceremonies with the anthropology club and LARPing

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers here are excellent, the facilities are above average and the Office of Student Life works HARD to make this an amazing social experience. You really can't go wrong.

    What to do for fun

    Join one of the 30+ clubs, get on student government, get involved with the newspapers, create your own and join in on the parties.

    Food and Dining

    There are several food choices in the cafe, none of it is overly amazing. Rockville has a limited starbucks.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard, your teachers will respect your drive and you'll get the grades you want

    Tips for prospective students

    Advocate. Get Involved, Do your homework. You'll be so glad you followed these three rules. Any four year school is going to look for your extra curriculars and your volunteer service record. Do that and get the grades and you're golden.

    In three sentences

    It's a busy, social campus that specializes in making learning fun. They have a new science building and are working to renovate the campus and keep it up to date. It's a great place to find opportunities to excel and succeed academically.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Rockville Town Center has the library, several restaurants, a few gyms , and Rockville Station is a 5 minute walk away to go anywhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take, they can be rigorous. I'm taking 5 classes, that are pretty challenging, but because I'm at home and not living in a dorm, I can focus more and I have a 4.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply for scholarships and financial aid, and take advantage of the club and activities the school offers. There is also a program that offers guaranteed acceptance to the University Of Maryland.

    In three sentences

    Its a great place to grow, and get a feel for the academic aspect of college, before you go on to a 4-year college. The campus is right next to Rockville town center, so there is always something to do. The tuition is affordable, and there are many scholarships available MC is definitely an option worth considering!

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Montgomery College (rockville) for the most part is safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Montgomery College offers alot of clubs to many for me to count. There variety is great.

    Great for these types of students

    Montgomery College is a great community college to start at, this school can be used as a stepping stone to further your education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have alot of student days that I find interesting

    What to do for fun

    I play basketball for this institution so for fun me and my teammates hang around the gym.

    Food and Dining

    Montgomery College food is okay I wish they had a choice between turkey and pork.

    Dorm Life

    Montgomery College doesn't offer dorms, however I feel as though they should. Having dorms would bring more people to this school.

    Academic Rigor

    exceptional

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and get a scholarship, and move onto a four-year school. I am not saying a degree from Montgomery College isn't good but you should strive to be greater.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is okay I feel the tuition is a on the high side. The teachers are exceptional, overall it is a good quality community college.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Any one who wants to go to college for education instead of partying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing much to be honest.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education for your money.

    What to do for fun

    There are alot of different clubs and activities to keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention and seek the help you need and everything will be fine.

    In three sentences

    A great community college offering quality education for a fraction of the state college price.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am apart of a club and the Student Senate, many different options and a club for literally anything! If not, you can make your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Ones that struggled in high school or want a little more transition before a University.

    Bang for the buck

    Financially, the best option.

    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs you can be apart of and a lot of activities you can do on weekdays and weekends. You will never be bored because even when you cannot do something part of Montgomery College, you can always do something with the people that you meet in classes.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafe with some food options otherwise you have to go off campus but there are many different options.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, you live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a lot harder than high school, but from what I hear easier than most Universities. Personally, it's the classes you take and the amount of credits they account for, but overall I would say courses are pretty rigorous but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for an Associates Degree or simply a place to get some credits to transfer, I highly suggest Montgomery College. I was not looking forward to going there at first, but now I have been there for almost a whole semester and I love the professors and community that I am apart of. I strongly suggest going here straight out of high school to prepare you better for a University.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a lot better than I had expected. As my friends are struggling in their out of state Universities, I am getting the same education less rigorously. I am very satisfied with the education I am receiving at this college.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join some clubs, participate in some on campus activities, go to some sporting events and talk to your fellow students.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to have an idea of what career you want. There are certificate programs for hundreds of careers. Research what pre-requisites most 4-year colleges are looking for and aim to take those classes here at a lower cost.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is very affordable, offers a wide array of areas for study and credits are transferable to any 4-year institution in Maryland.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Sing up for a club

    Food and Dining

    There is not a lot of healthy options but it is improving so I hope very soon it would have a variety of healthy meals

    Dorm Life

    It does not apply

    Academic Rigor

    It is rigorous but not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet and establish connections with faculty members. They would be very helpful during attending the college and later on when planning for transfering.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great school. It gives its students endless opportunities for learning, hand-on experience, participation in the community and networking. Students and faculty are very friendly and the facilities are very nice as well.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for part time students who have a side job. A lot of night classes to accommodate with you.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafeteria area with microwaves, Starbucks, and regular American foods.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professors some can be easy and others can be really difficult. It depends on what your intentions are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take you classes seriously even if it is easy. It will help you in the future when you transfer. Register for classes early too.

    In three sentences

    It is a good community college with many choices in majors. There are 3 different campuses that allow a wide range of classes and will probably fit into your schedule.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are security personnel in the campus, and there are emergency post to call for help in case of an emergency.

    Great for these types of students

    working adults, students who want to move ahead in their career and want to save money. Classes are cheaper per credit hour at MC than any of the public universities in Md.

    What to do for fun

    get involved in sports or other clubs. Also, rockville town center is close by with different shops and a movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    not the best, but there are affordable food restaurants near by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what career you are going into and take the classes that will transfer to your prospective university. It will save you time and money!

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College has three campuses and classes online. It has career counselors who help you along the way, and great professors who are interested in your learning.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will always see campus security and local police officers walking and touring the campus and its buildings throughout the day. They are always seen, and are responsive to anything unusual and reported.

    Greek Life

    Phi Deta Kappa

    Clubs and Activities

    All types of clubs JSA, Young Democrats, Math Club., etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every fall they have Student Education Week, and the focus is to embrace the cultures of different students. Throughout the week they will bring speakers, performers and to culminate the week they do an international food day. On this day, groups, students and faculty will bring catered food that shows a little bit of their background.

    Bang for the buck

    A really affordable community college with lots of options when planning to transfer.

    What to do for fun

    Student groups, Student Life sponsored events, sporting events

    Food and Dining

    Just like any other school, the food is average. Nothing beats moms cooking but it is decent enough to get you by for the days.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    In most cases you will be challenged depending on the course topic, but there are also professors that make it an easy walk to pass their class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do what the professor asks and you will be fine. Get involved in student organizations to network. Attend sporting events to get the big school feeling at a small school.

    In three sentences

    A college that gives a lot of support to help students succeed and transfer to 4 year universities. In most cases professors are genuine and helpful

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried the food here.

    Dorm Life

    Most people live at home. There is no dorms at this community college.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great school to get started on credits. People are so diverse coming from everywhere in the world. I am happily earning credits that go towards a bachelors degree.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    High prices but good food. Bring your lunch!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, off-campus living. An opportunity to live at home and save.

    Tips for prospective students

    A good starting point before transferring to a University, also a place to acheive a small degree or certificate.

    In three sentences

    A good school to start off at. Good Counselors, and Good curriculum. Convenient location.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life, commute.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty rigorous. Not as rigorous as university. Some good instructors.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Various.

    What to do for fun

    The school's annex is in the heart of the District of Columbia.

    Food and Dining

    I eat at home

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    I haqve gone through my first semester with ease due to the staff assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm new so all I can say is give it a try.

    In three sentences

    I rate this college as a 9 0n a 1-10 scale. This rating comes primarily as a result of my interaction with the professors at the college. I have had nothing but positive results from the resources at the college.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 142

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The Clubs The Gym

    In three sentences

    This school can only benefit everyone. I was a delinquent from high school who had less than a 3.00 GPA but now, I have a 3.71 GPA. The professors and the staff are amazing people who are willing to help you and they love their jobs, which makes the experience even better.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security is always around, but again, due to its very open and public campus, you are probably safer outside of the buildings than say, in a bathroom after most of the student population has left for the day

    Greek Life

    academic greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unless you were part of an organization's creation, I haven't noticed much stir in clubs or organizations amongst students; not one club or activity stands out.

    Great for these types of students

    great for those students who have other priorities, whom also need to finish (or start) their careers by taking the necessary courses. it is not a place to socialize or create havoc since there is not much more to really participate in but school/class/career related activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Be careful, male or female, since it is a very open campus, rarely weird people roam campus and may sexually assault you. Also, during inclement weather, the campus has a 75%-85% chance of shutting down due to a broken water main, slippery conditions, hazardous weather conditions.

    What to do for fun

    To my knowledge, there aren't many on-campus activities unless other colleges and universities are visiting trying to recruit students, or if there is a health fair, that is as exciting as it goes.

    Food and Dining

    The dining experience isn't fine but if you're looking for a quick pick-me-up in between classes; at the Rockville campus, you are pretty much surrounded with good eats on rt 355 (rockville pike) if you have the time and the personal mode of transportation to take you around, same follows for the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.

    Dorm Life

    no on-campus housing. everyone commutes or takes public transportation.

    Academic Rigor

    It is all personal will power; if you choose to succeed, do all that is necessary: put aside time to study, read through notes, record each class on a recorder, read the textbook, take notes on what if heard/read/said, get outside help when and if needed. For those students that believe community college is openly accepting of all your BS and will simply keep you in their institution just because.. no.

    Tips for prospective students

    For international students or students which English is not their first language, there are plenty of prep courses to help you out with basic skills in English, as well as studying, typing, writing, etc. Come ready to learn (get in, get out), not the ideal place for socializing. There are clubs and organizations on campus, but due to no on campus living situations, it is difficult to encourage students to be interested.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse campus with diverse students and staff. A small campus with easy access to public transportation to nearby commodities. Professors range from super knowledgeable to super boring to super idiots.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The college is very affordable. About 2.5k (15 credits, in-county) per semester.

    In three sentences

    The rockvillle campus is very nice, it has modern buildings and has nice scenery. The Staff and teachers are very nice people, there are many educational and support services there. Everything in the campus is pretty calm.

  • 02/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe here. There is always campus security all over the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There a tons of clubs, sports, and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    Money per classes/tuition is lower here since its a community college.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can join any of the several groups, clubs, and sports that Montgomery College has to offer its students.

    Food and Dining

    They have a few choices on campus and several other places to eat nearby.

    Dorm Life

    There is none since it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Montgomery College is very competitive with its academics and has high academic standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely check around and see what college best suits you. Montgomery College is a great fit and great place to start and then transfer to bigger college or university.

    In three sentences

    This is a great place to start for any student (high school graduate, return student, students who want to change careers, etc).

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Great rates for students that cannot afford going to a four-year university.

    What to do for fun

    Going to the cafeteria is the place where you can catch a bite to eat with friends and relax from studies.

    Food and Dining

    Not many options for food but the food available is decent.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The studies are only hard if you do not shoe up to class and do not do any of the work given.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just study hard and make sure you use all the resources available.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college for students graduating from high school and students returning to earn their degrees. It is a great starting path for any student that plans to go to a four-year college. Overall a great school to start with.

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are school security available to receive complaints, help you with tools to get your keys if you lock them in your car, open school doors. We have great students who can come to your help if you are in need for any. One should watch out of people he or she trusts. Incidents occur that result in people getting injured, suspended, or expelled.

    Greek Life

    One can join a club that fits his or her Greek lifestyle.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great! A variety of clubs are offered, from cultural to sports.

    Great for these types of students

    One can join journalism and report on the schools proceeding in the school's newspaper. One can learn a lot from being around the vast population of the school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The globe is a good sightseeing. It is a large water reservoir, or energy reservoir, with the whole continent painted on it.

    Bang for the buck

    For extra money, one can work at any of the college's offices. One can also lead a volunteer program.

    What to do for fun

    One can join a club, a sport, or read books for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria staff is awesome. They treat everyone equally and with respect. Food is also well served.

    Dorm Life

    It is a community college, mostly students commute from their homes.

    Academic Rigor

    Student misbehavior, and dishonesty is strictly prohibited. Suspension and expulsion can be a result of causing any academic disorder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the library, science center, and other study places to their purposes, and see yourself succeed.

    In three sentences

    It is definitely a great place to start one's college career. It has great professors and students as well. The staff is incredible, not forgetting the campus itself.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is best not to leave your bags or even books around, because people do tend to steal on this campus. It would be best to take everything with you at all times.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Im currently in the Excalibur and Womens studies club. They are great for a resume and Im gaining great experience by particiapting in them.

    Great for these types of students

    Clubs or even sports are great for anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Its best to take advantage of scholarships on campus, internships, homemade meals and even a part time job. College books are pretty expensive, so either save up on a job or even get as much scholarships as you can.

    What to do for fun

    On the weekends, Montgomery has fun activities such as jazz night, and poetry slams as well. Upcoming events are always changing, so your bound to find something that your intrested in.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great but the prices are unreasonable. Your best bet is to go to local restaurants nearby.

    Dorm Life

    I actually live with my father. Unfortunately, Montgomery College does not provide housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Always stay on top of things, because if you miss one thing. Everything will fall out of place. Remeber to keep motivated and set long and even short term goals for yourself. This will help you stay focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check for student deadlines, and even I recommend that you ask for a financial advisor. If doing so, you will be greatful in the long run. Also, try looking for internships or even jobs on campus! They can put money in your pocket and can even earn credit towards your degree.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is a very prestine, family oriented, and welcoming enviornment. The staff are very helpful and it is really convient to me because I live nearby. The campus is amazing and resources are plentiful.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Playing basketball in open gym

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    With smaller classes, students can talk to teachers easier. For the most part, the teachers are great and helpful. Since the campus is fairly small the classes are very close.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Student who are looking for an easy transition form high school to college Montgomery CC is perfect because it gives a chance to build up to your full potential while other schools expect you to be perfect by the time you get there.

    What to do for fun

    I take 1 class so as far as school life I'm unsure because I have no need to stay after.

    Food and Dining

    The munchies corner is delicious. The snacks are practically endless.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms its a community college

    Academic Rigor

    The freshman classes aren't very challenging to me personally because i went to a high school who taught at a college level but my classmates seem to find the class challenging enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you talk to your teachers about your work. The faster you find a problem if there is one the quicker you can tackle it head on college is not for the shy or quiet.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is the perfect college to start. My class challenges me enough to excel pass national standards and still be able to understand the work. After two years you are able to transfer to the University of Maryland,

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great

    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    smart, diffferent willing to learn something new everyday

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    basketball crout or speech class

    What to do for fun

    Basketball , hanging out with friends in study grounps

    Food and Dining

    Great and healthy food

    Dorm Life

    No dorm

    Academic Rigor

    None at all

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and become active with you teacher. And interact with other students.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is one the the best year college in the U.S There has been millionaires who has attend this college for example the owner of the Washingtion RedSkins. And the movie director of the Blair wich project. I rate then a 10

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The college is extremely affordable and is a great way to get a two year degree.

    What to do for fun

    Montgomery College offers tons of clubs and activities. There are speeches and movie showings every week. The clubs vary widely from thing like the Adventure Club to Weight Lifting and more.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small café that serves lunch. The food is nothing special but edible. There are not many choices though.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the classes you choose. There are many classes that will give you an easy A but if you work hard there are also many challenging classes that can really get you started in your major. The best classes are those that challenge you to learn something that you are interested in and there are many to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have drive. There are many classes to choose from and it is important to experience a wide range of material but keep in mind that Montgomery College is a stepping stone to a transfer school or a two-year degree. As long as you are determined to keep on track to a degree you will enjoy your time here.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great place to figure out where you want to go in life. The staff is extraordinarily helpful and there are a variety of classes to experience. the atmosphere is supportive but challenging.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Theatre

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard and you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good teachers.

    In three sentences

    Teachers are very helpful. Great place to get Associates degree or prepare to transfer. Saves you a lot of money.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Diverse students would feel extremely welcome here! MC is made up of so many differnt types of people. Everyone has a place and it works!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. Attend events.

    Food and Dining

    Although MC's cafe is small, they're good! and quick!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses that I've taken at MC have been pretty challenging and I think they are close to if not on the same level as most 4 year institutions in regards to the courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take full advantage of what MC has to offer. If you have questions, ASK! Also, just because it's a community college doesn't mean it'll be a breeze.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery is a great community college because of the rigourous courses they offer. They could strengthen their financial aid experience, but no school can be perfect. The advisors/counselors are AMAZING!

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Work out

    Food and Dining

    I don't really like the food on campus, however there are many food options in the surrounding area off campus

    Dorm Life

    No dormitories available

    Academic Rigor

    My nursing courses are challenging, however, my professors are great and helpful

    Tips for prospective students

    Mainly for nursing students, try to complete your science courses prior to applyig for the nursing program. Your application will stand out

    In three sentences

    The school is very affordable, especially for MD residents. There are various programs offered and resources available to pass any class. My professors, thus far, have been great and very helpful.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security presence at the Rockville campus is very high. Everywhere you go the campus is lit, and you will always feel safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who just graduated high school, or anyone wanting to continue their education.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education, for a low price.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun in and around Montgomery College. Montgomery College often holds events on the campus allow for a great opportunity for students to meet. The city of Rockville also has many places to go to including various restaurants, stores, outdoor malls, etc..Overall it's a great place to be.

    Dorm Life

    *No dorms available

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Stay focused 2. Stay determined 3. Have fun (It's college after all)

    In three sentences

    A great chance to learn, grow and experience top notch education for a very reasonable price. Montgomery College not only has incredible teachers who are very knowledgeable in their field, but also excellent faculty members who create a wonderful learning environment. I highly recommend Montgomery College to students just graduating high school or anyone who wants to continue their education.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Rockville campus is one of the safest I have been to.

    What to do for fun

    There is much to do at the college - clubs, sports, events, seminars, etc

    Food and Dining

    The college has a small dining cafe but there are several eateries and locations nearby.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms as this is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Compared to other local colleges, Montgomery college is well known and so are the professors that teach here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to apply early and to get as much information as you can (admissions, financial aid, sports, clubs, tutoring, labs, lab hours, and so much more.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is a great community college. It is well located and has three campuses that are very accessible to various students. This is a great place to get a certificate, degree, or few credits in order to transfer.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Montgomery College Germantown Campus is very safe. Everywhere you turn there is either some type of security around. Whether it is a phone that is directed straight to the security office or a security worker simply walking around doing their rounds.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Montgomery College has plenty of clubs and activities to offer. Anyone is welcomed into the clubs. Everyone is encouraged to join something.

    Great for these types of students

    Montgomery College is for anyone. Whether you struggled threw high school and are trying to get back on your feet or you have kids and want to finish school, Montgomery College is for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Montgomery College will occasionally have these days were they sell food and have activities going on. They kind of just come out of no where.

    Bang for the buck

    Montgomery College is a well priced school. A single semester can run a student about $5000. That includes books and all. It may sound expensive the school offers many different payment plans and opportunities so anyone can get an education.

    What to do for fun

    When I am done with my school work I will usually hang out with friends or workout. Since Montgomery College is a community college no one lives there. Therefore hanging out is done off school campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is catered. The food is good and healthy. If you have FASFA and your school ID you can pay for your food that way.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at Montgomery College want you to succeed and will do all they can to help as long as you try your hardest. Your professors are willing to extend deadlines, change the assignment and work one-on-one. As long as you put in your all the professors will assist as best as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    When attending Montgomery College time management is everything. Your friends can wait. It is easy to get distracted which will leave you struggling at the end of the semester.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great place to start your college career. The counselors and teachers help students get motivated to their associates degree and to move on to bigger and better things. There are plenty of options Montgomery College has to offer to everyone.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    clubs like adventurous club. Events like halloween bash. baketball games, concerts, international night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though most of the students are not interested in campus activities, be involve as much as you can.

    In three sentences

    It is the best community college in the state in my opinion. The professors and staff care about your education and want you to learn the materials in every possible way.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards patrol the campus constantly and there are danger alarms and sirens near each building.

    What to do for fun

    There are dozens of extracurricular activities available to all students

    Food and Dining

    There's a cafeteria, But hardly anyone eats there.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dormitories, its a community college. But there are apartments available for rent nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    Be careful what class you choose, some may be harder than you think. but there are facilities that are willing to help you out, like Math and writing centers.

    Tips for prospective students

    If someone says community college is for idiots and losers, laugh at how wrong that is. Montgomery College has classes just as good as any expensive university. So if you attend, take it seriously.

    In three sentences

    One of the best community colleges in the USA. Offering dozens of majors. Accepts students from all over the world.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe place to be. There is a police station three minutes down the road and we have on campus security guards who are highly trained incase a major incident was suppose to happen. I take pride in my school's safety protocols.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a plenty of clubs/ activities to join here at the campus. Once a student joins a club or organization at the school they enjoy themselves to the fullest. Schools love to see students join activities after or during school.

    Bang for the buck

    Going to Montgomery college is definitely a great choice when it comes to getting the most out of your money. Besides that fact that Montgomery College is inexpensive compared to other University's, the student body loves the money that they are saving their family members. A student can pay for their car, work part-time and save for their up and coming school of choice.

    What to do for fun

    There are a plethora of things a student can for fun while being on campus. A student can seek exercise and weight-training at our gym facilities. Dancers can break dance in the cafeteria. Students can join organizations and get involved with the campus life.

    Food and Dining

    Montgomery college is completely renovating the kitchen by installing more areas for students to select food and beverages. The pizza's and subs which are prepared and sold by Jerry's Subs and Pizza are very popular amongst the students. However, students can grab coffee in the morning from Starbucks in our caf�������©.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms available at Montgomery College at this time. Some students rent out basements and share apartments near by the Rockville or Germantown area. The best thing to do is live at home or find roommates to stay with until you transfer to a major University.

    Academic Rigor

    Montgomery College in Rockville can be quiet challenging if the student does not prepare by studying, asking questions and seeking helping for things they do not understand. There is a variety of teachers to choose from, but we all take the same final exam. The workload isn't overwhelming, yet the student has to use time-management skills when studying for all courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering Montgomery College your freshman year , with an undecided major, take General Electives as your major. That way when you do declare your major, you've already completed foundation and distribution courses. Do not take more than the necessary 4-5 classes a semester because these grades will reflect upon the decisions other schools will make before accepting you into their universities.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great place to start your foundation for educational goals. The staff, counselors and administration are friendly and competent, and will help guide you through the whole process. Montgomery College is ranked top-tier when it comes to community colleges and the students are a huge reason behind it.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe, never heard of any problems.

    Clubs and Activities

    New clubs all the time, whatever you are interested MC has it and if not you are able to create it!

    Bang for the buck

    Montgomery College offers everything a University offers for a faction of the price. The staff work diligently to keep MC an experience, and not just a school.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs and activities to join in. MC has jazz music on Tuesdays and open mic on Thursdays in the lunch area. MC also has amazing speakers come and give lectures. I have learned vast amounts of information from Gary Coley's experience of walking and uncovering the underground railroad, to Ira Shapiro's talk on his book The Last Great Senate.

    Food and Dining

    Food is a little over prices and eh.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are extremely skilled and aware not just on a textbook level, but also on a professional experience level. Most of my professors have been employed by the private-sector, and public within their field of expertise. My economics professor got up-to-date information on statistics and articles within the economy. We discussed QE 2,3 which was being implemented by the FED and certainly slowing up because unemployment reached 7%. My professor didn't just mandate me to surface learning, but inspired me to stay informed for the rest of my life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take DS 107 of read On-Course Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life. This book is part of the catalyst which moved myself in a positive path for my educational career.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a school where students who are truly interested in their education will excel. Professors, and facility work especially hard to help eager students achieve their academic goals in and out of the classroom. Montgomery College is one of the best Community Colleges in the nation; they follow the University of Maryland standards, and this is what makes MC unique.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Transfer students, students on a budget, summer classes.

    Food and Dining

    Unsure

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It's your average community college.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a good transition school. A lot of people either attend MC before the transfer into a 4 year university. Many students also take summer classes here because the in state tuition is cheap and there are no dorms.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I get more crime alert notification emails than I'm comfortable with -- especially being a female student who sometimes has evening classes.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people going into nursing, art, design and photography (to a certain extent facility-wise), and probably a lot of other majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There used to be this random neighborhood across this small field behind the Tech Center, but they gated it off because we were apparently bothering the neighboring---neighborhood.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty if you live in-state. Absolutely terrible if you don't.

    What to do for fun

    I haven't really gotten into any of the clubs or teams at school, but I have heard some of them are really good.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeterias are okay. It's cafeteria food.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take care of everything long before the semester starts. Those lines can get long if you wait too close to the beginning of the semester.

    In three sentences

    Great school for starting at then transferring to a university. Has well-equipped facilities. You can always find some kind of tutor on campus if you need one.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a great gym and a pool.There is also a cafe with great snacks.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time well and always ask questions.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college.It has a friendly environment.Professors know their students well.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    its an alright school! nothing bad happens here that often

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    What to do for fun

    nothing really! you go home and make some fun yourself

    Food and Dining

    needs better food

    Academic Rigor

    its great

    Tips for prospective students

    just work hard and never give up; get your general education out of the way and work hard.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is a school that i feel is great for getting a genreal education at. if a person wanted to seek a degree, i recommend that they attend a university.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nothing bad really happen. A pretty quiet school.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There clubs and activities but not emphasized as much.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to save money and are undecided on what major to pick.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    You will save a lot of money especially if your in state.

    What to do for fun

    You can join sport teams and clubs but nothing much really to do but study and plan on transferring.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't that great. Depending on the kind of person you are I usually bring my own food.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't any dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It's very good depending on your professor. Before I pick my professor I usually go on rate my professor.com. Your professor can make a huge difference. The good thing is you can get all you general requirements out the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    The whole point is to plan that next step to your education. At times you may get discourage because your not at a university like all your friends. However your doing what's best for you and you will save a lot of money.

    In three sentences

    It's a two year community college that good to go to especially if your undecided or your not financially stable. It's a pretty small college. Also it have three campuses.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Again, too many to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to learn communication skills for upcoming jobs Students who want to move onto top Universities Students who are naked with innocence Students who are humorous Students who are cultured or want to become cultured

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, yes and yes. We all know everyone is struggling in their own way, especially financially. Here you get the teachers who'll give you their personal phone numbers on the first day and tell you that it's okay to call if it's not an emergency. The facilities are amazing, what can I say? Everything works properly and is up to date, the floors smell fresh and nothing is falling apart. Conformity. Here? Not really. Be who you want to be and you'll do just fine. Don't worry about not dressing properly or not fixing your hair a certain way because here you are unique and it shows like a black bean in a bowl of white rice. Skittles. We've got the rainbow all around. Black folk, white folk, green folk and purple folk. The word diversity just doesn't do it justice. Your education. Psychologically if you want to learn something and believe you can, you will out your mind to it and get what you can and more out of it. This school offers all the tools necessary to keep you focused but it does more than just that. Here it's like the tools are there with two copies of the instructions offered in multiple languages, a tour guide, energy drinks and snacks, and smiling face behind you (not in a creepy way) pushing you on.

    What to do for fun

    Check out the information board, it's spilling over with new and fin ways to interact with the community and with the other campuses. Remember not to limit yourself to just one campus, there is so much to learn from each place that it should be required for you to explore all your options. Alas, it is not. If the information board is too much for your eyes to handle, then sit down with a random person at or around lunchtime, they'll tell you that Maryland should be the new New York. Go to class. Often in classes when the students have had a break from the teacher's excessive ranting ( I jest) they will talk among themselves, they tend to be very welcoming depending on which class you are in. They will tell you what's hip or not hip. And if they isn't satisfying enough, students often in the classroom create study group sessions. Just like that! So if you think your English class is going to be too much for you to handle, listen out for a club or better yet create one yourself. Study group sessions here tend to be focused but fun, you'll get what you want and more.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is extremely expensive but it's good and definitely worth your taste-buds. But do keep in mind you are a college student, so you can't afford to miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime but you can't really afford to spend your whole lifetime looking for opportunities. Balance your checkbook and make sure you have the money to buy the meal you want but don't do this everyday.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms sorry, but if they did have dorms they would be awesome and just add to the awesomeness overall.

    Academic Rigor

    I heard you wanted to learn? Yeah, well I do too. Let's learn together. But where could we go that would give us unlimited access to updated knowledge and professors who are ahead of their time. Is there any place we could go where we would never be allowed the opportunity to slack off in class and in our homework? Where could we go where the teachers care about our struggles and mishaps? Where could we go to get the skills we need to succeed anywhere and everywhere in this thing we call life? Where could we go to become anything we ever wanted to be? Where could we go to persuade the world that we're worth it? The answer: Montgomery College

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to come out of your shells and just be who you are. MC is the perfect place to learn from the behaviors of others and to explore the depth of many individuals. Here there is humor like you wouldn't believe, from the teachers, from the students and from people who are just passing by so get hip and join the conversation, it's incredible what you'll hear. Get all of your work done as quickly as you can, this area is highly accessible via metro and metrobus but just in case you need to print something out make sure it's done beforehand. Stay late! Don't go to your classes and then go to your house. Stay awhile, enjoy the ambiance in the Resource Center, explore and enjoy.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences Montgomery College is the perfect starting place. It's the place you want to be when you need to figure out your life, when your budget is at stake, and when you need motivation to do what needs to be done. MC is the first piece of chicken you bite into, tender, warmed to perfection, and none of the other bites can live up to the first bite.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are different clubs such as Bible study.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food. Nothing special

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and you will succeed

    In three sentences

    Pretty good college. Music program professors are very knowledgeable. Education program professors are friendly and personal.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    110 of 142

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are securities walking on campus all the time.

    Greek Life

    I don't think there is a greek life here.

    Bang for the buck

    Montgomery College is very affordable.

    Food and Dining

    The Rockville Campus has a clean dinning area that offers a large menu of meals.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Montgomery College believes in pursuing excellence through learning experiences that are challenging, engaging, creative, and relevant to 21st century.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to study hard. You'll be in small clasrooms which will help you have a more personalized learning experience.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a very prestigious college focused on helping students be ready to transfer to a 4-year university. It is a clean and tobacco free campus. It has three campuses located in Germantown, Takoma Park and Rockville.

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've been stalked on campus countless times. Fights break out occasionally, and theres a lot of crime reports about sexual harassment/assault (usually at Takoma Park) and then vandalism and theft.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    STAY AWAY FROM THE LOUNGE AT CAMPUS CENTER!

    Bang for the buck

    meh. It's cheap, so you have to deal with a cheap crowd of people.

    What to do for fun

    ...nothing much. There are some clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food is expensive! You can easily drop 7$ on a small meal. It certainly adds up over the weeks. I often had to go hungry, because I could not afford the food.

    Academic Rigor

    So easy! I've gotten A's in every single one of my classes without trying. No challenge at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please act your age. Not like a whiney child. This is college, so act like an adult.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college has some amazing professors, some, though are some of the worst professors ever. The students are really immature and many of them come with the over privileged rich kid attitude. It is basically a repeat of high school.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. I think that because of the fact that no one lives on campus makes fights or anything like that very rare if at all.

    Great for these types of students

    MC is great for those who prefer to stay close to home or who want to start college in a more economic fashion.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs, and fairs and if you just ask you'll find something to do! There are volunteer fairs where you are shown different programs in the area in which you can join.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is alright, nothing out of this world. You can find your pizza, burgers and typical fast food. Prices are reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at MC!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the class you take as well as the teacher. Some teachers are really tough graders, but they are always there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan out your schedule when you are given an assignment. Break down your work into small tasks, work on them daily and you won't feel overwhelmed nor frustrasted but rather in control.

    In three sentences

    1) Class sizes are small, which allow everyone to partcipate. 2) Teachers are very easy to contact. 3) Whether you visit the counseling office, financial aid office, or anywhere else on campus you are always assisted in a friendly manner.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Never have aten at Montgomery College,but heardfood is not that bad.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life,this is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers really care about their students and don't play with people who don't want to learn.Even though it's true that college is a serious environment teachers will sometimes go an extra mile making sure people who want to learn prosper inside their classrooms.Aside form the awesome teaching is the open wifi they have through out the whole campus making it convenient for people with out access to the internet eligible for completion of their school work.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards on duty every day who do their best to keep the campus safe for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty if clubs to chose from, whether it is academically, socially, religiously, politically, athletic, and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are still indecisive on what they want to major in. For someone who is looking for an art major, the Rockvill campus is the best campus to attend. For someone who is interested in technology should more likely attend the Germantown campus. For someone who wants to major in Nursing is recommended to attend the Tacoma Park campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are three Montgomery College locations. There is one at Rockville, Germantown, and Tacoma Park.

    Bang for the buck

    Montgomery college is not as expensive as most colleges, it is more affordable. Even so, they still aid students with applying for scholarships, and FAFSA.

    What to do for fun

    You could Participate in clubs or activities; go to a game, art show, play (theater) and make new friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is a bulding on the Rockville campus called the Campus Center, that has the cafeteria (with a variety of food choices), lunch room, Starbucks, little cafe, and the school store.

    Dorm Life

    There are no doorms at Montgomery College

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what courses you are enrolled in and the professors who are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage first coming students to set a meeting with a counselor to talk about scheduling their classes and career path. Also, professors expect students to be active participants, be on time and be prepared for the lectures. Study and do your very best, this is the start of your future.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to begin on deciding on what a student wants to major in. The staff, especially the counselors, are very helpful towards the students. They provide many programs and organizations that provide students with information, whether its about transferring, tutoring, scholarships, or career planning.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Everything is close and there is always something going on at the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus had a cafeteria and is located in great areas to find pretty much everything you need.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life, you must live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging but you have all the resources you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the opportunities and the cost of tuition. The professors and resources are great.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great place, it is not only diverse in it's population of students but also has a wide range of classes in many career fields. The faculty is great and the resources are too. Taking advantage of the opportunities provided here is essential to continuing education in any desired career.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Montgomery college has a safe environment. Their are security always around to help.

    Clubs and Activities

    It has a lot of club options such as zumba club, engineers club, tennis club, rugby club and many other fun clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    Montgomery college is great for students who intend to acquire their associates degree before transferring to a 4 year college. It is also an advantage for students who intend to have job and at the same time get a college degree, it is also an advantage for students who havent decided on their major because the counselors are there to help you every step of the way

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the cafeteria there is a little room in the corner where students listen to musci and form various dance routines. This happens everyday of the week

    What to do for fun

    The student life at montgomery college provides students with various clubs to choose from. They also plans various activities during the semester like halloween fest, thanksgiving dance and many more.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has so many options of food for both breakfast and lunch because it is a community college they do not serve dinner options.

    Dorm Life

    Montgomery college is a commuter college. It does not provide accommodation for it's students

    Academic Rigor

    Montgomery college is a very easy transition from high school to college with its small classroom capacity so you don't get left behind. Academics are as rigorous as any other college but provides help from professors and learning centres

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a two year community college, one of the best in the state of maryland which iffers a lot of transfer opportunites to various 4year colleges

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is a stepping block to a 4 year colleges. It is like a small community of people ready to help at any time or place. It also offers a lot of transfer opportunities and advantages.

  • 11/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always available to ensure safety of the students. There are many call-buttons around campus available for students to easily contact security in case of an emergency, Student safety is priority for the security team at Montgomery College.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous amounts of clubs and activities available for students on campus. Montgomery College has clubs such as the Psychology club, Math Club, STEM majors club, etc. Activities on campus are non-stop. There are faculty vs. student basketball games, various shows that take place in the campus theater, and many academic activities such as Transfer Day. Transfer Day is a day where staff from colleges all over the world come and provide information to students who are seeking to transfer.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, Montgomery College is an amazing two-year institution! This institution is a wonderful start for degree and non-degree seeking students to find their interests and passions, and be on their way to achieving their goals! I enjoy being a student at Montgomery College. Completing my first two years at Montgomery College has saved me tons of money. I have received quality education for a small penny.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs, internships, sports teams and extra curricular activities available on campus for students. Montgomery College often sends emails to students notifying of extracurricular activities taking place on campus to ensure every student is able to take a break from studying, and free their mind!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very expensive, yet very delicious. Try bringing home packed meals to school.

    Dorm Life

    Montgomery College does not offer on-campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Montgomery College has courses that are fairly easy, and some are extremely rigorous. Time management, effective study skills, presence in class, and seeking help when needed are the best keys for success when facing academic rigor. Montgomery College has many opportunities to help students succeed in rigorous classes. There are Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy tutors in the Math and Science Center on campus. There are is also a Reading and Writing Center available for English and Reading tutoring, Professors often have open office hours available for students to walk in for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prior to applying to Montgomery College, it is important to evaluate your life's goals. Think about different careers, and most importantly understand your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Apply to Montgomery College, when accepted, plan to meet with an academic advisor to discuss your goals and interests. Your first semester, take a few introduction classes in various subjects to understand each discipline in different aspects. Meet with an advisor various times throughout your first semester to discuss which classes you like, and which ones you are not too comfortable with. Your advisor can help you decide your major, or, you may be able to pick your major or field of concentration on your own! Use your time at Montgomery College wisely, Plan your semesters out wisely, along with an academic advisor. Do not overload on too many rigorous classes at one time, and most of all, use effective time management skills. Know when and how long to study each subject. During your softmore year, start thinking about your plans for transferring or graduation, Look into scholarships, volunteer activities, internships, etc. Use your academic advisors for help often! There is no such thing as too many appointments! They are there to help you succeed! They enjoy knowing students care about their education paths!

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great opportunity for degree and non-degree seeking students. It not only opens doors for dreams of potential students, but the faculty and staff are very helpful in terms of guiding students in the right paths which will fit their best interests. Montgomery College is a wonderful two-year institution that can ensure you the benefit of reaching your life's goals!

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Its great for all types of students.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends after class.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but it is pretty expensive, on the other hand it is affordable.

    Dorm Life

    Its a community college so we don't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Its pretty good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and you will get through school. Make some new friends along the way.

    In three sentences

    This is a very good school to go to after high school. It cost less than a university and the professors are very good. Its a good school overall.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is not too shabby, but its not restaurant like, just enough to get you by if you're stuck on campus between classes, though.

    Dorm Life

    MC is a commuter college.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the professor you have, but the majority of them are good about knowing your strengths and pushing you to excel. Slacking off will get you nowhere, but if you are not ready to work hard for your future, then why are you in college?

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a counselor ASAP, become their friend. They will help you out every step of the way and will ensure that you are following a program that actually works for you and your future plans.

    In three sentences

    MC is awesome. There are exceptional teachers who work very hard to make sure their students are prepared and not only meet the course expectations, but exceed them.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a great security team, as well as parking enforcement! so don't forget your parking pass!

    Clubs and Activities

    I dont even know where to start...too many to name

    Great for these types of students

    Passionate about your interests, willing and excited to learn and really any type of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are occasional MC car meets in the parking lots, which are almost mini car shows! Pretty Cool!

    Bang for the buck

    You just cant beat these prices! Simply put.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends! Socialize! There are so many ranges of different people here, from any race, going from as young as 17 to even people in their 70+, there is no difference here, since we are all here for the same reason, to learn!

    Food and Dining

    There is a small selection of foods in the school's eatery, however it is not hard to get around the rockville area, whether you're on foot, bike, bus or car, with endless food choices on the pike!

    Dorm Life

    Simply put, there is no dorm life at a community college, but the friends I have made here almost feel like roommates, you see people you will recognize all over campus, and faces become familiar quite fast.

    Academic Rigor

    I rate the rigor a 3 out of 5, because its all at your own pace, on one hand you can study hard and take vigorous notes every class to succeed and do well in the class, but also the teachers are more than willing to help you at any time, and even allow you to sit in on another class of theirs to help you with any missed concepts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't dive into all the interesting courses all at once! There is quite the variety of different classes and programs, so read about them, and find what suits you best! Start early! Classes fill up very quickly, and although you have the option to wait list a class, there is nothing more satisfying than to know you don't have to rush last second, just to get into the class you want! Have fun! There are so many things going on at Montgomery college, you don't want to miss out on any of the amazing hobby classes, or just non-credit intrest classes in general!

    In three sentences

    I have never been this lucky to be surrounded by as many great mentors and teachers in my entire life. This college is full of great, smart and passionate people who love to help! I couldn't imagine a more helpful learning environment, other than Montgomery College.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Montgomery College campus security is very prompt when it comes to keeping the school secure. If anything at all were to happen, the school sends out a e-mail alert immediately.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are not high, there is always financial aid help; and some teachers give out scholarships. Last semester I took 3 classes and my bill was $1600, which is pretty good for a community college.

    What to do for fun

    The campuses that I've attended were Rockville and Takoma Park. The Rockville campus is near Rockville Pike, a long strip with many restaurants, bars, and other activities such as Dave and Busters, Regal theaters. Takoma Park campus, is near Washington DC and Downtown Silver Spring, it's like Rockville Pike,with the many restaurants, bars, and Regal theaters. There is also a mall in Downtown Silver Spring called City Place Mall.

    Food and Dining

    I give this school 4 stars for food and dining, because even though the food is good, it is always a little pricey.

    Dorm Life

    Montgomery College is a community college, and doesn't currently have any dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about applying to Montgomery College I'd say go for it! It wouldn't hurt to earn more credits; you'll be prepared for a 4 year and time just foes by fast. You'll never have to worry about getting help here, because everyone is very helpful.

    In three sentences

    For the two years that I have been attending; I really like Montgomery College. The atmosphere is like a 4 year college. And the staff are nice; the teachers are helpful, and the students are fun.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is an unusual issue because there have been certain issues such as theft, assault, and lewdness BUT MC has dedicated security officers who monitor all cameras and patrol the grounds. Campus security is very friendly and takes every precaution and measure to try to prevent crime.

    Clubs and Activities

    Copious clubs here at MC! Math, music, dance, reading, biology, chemistry, engineering, basketball, so much more. Wonderful athletic program, and there is also a gym available for students who want to work out and/or keep in shape.

    Great for these types of students

    students who are undecided about what to do in life or are unsure about their future. Also great for those who want to save money and want small size classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When the school year reaches exams week (mid terms and finals) the college offers balloon animals to students as a comic relief and de-stressor.

    What to do for fun

    Volunteer! Attend concerts, courtesy of the Cultural Arts department, both on campus and at places like the AFI theater in downtown Silver Spring. Take an alternative Spring break. And MC Takoma is conveniently located in an urban hub that not only is near DC and Silver Spring but also has restaurants such as Subway, Chick-Fil-A, and Panera, movie theaters such as Regal Majestic, round the clock transportation such as Metro rail and Metro bus, and convenience stores such as 7-11. MC also has guest speakers such as King Peggy who come to talk about their fascinating experiences.

    Food and Dining

    the MC cafe has good food, the fries are to die for! The items are pricey, i wont lie about that but overall, good food, with two floors dedicated to the cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are more hands on than just read read read. You will be tested on how well you can apply what you learn to real life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not think that just because MC is a community college that it is for dumb or unintelligent people. MC is a great way to save money and complete two years of college at the same pace as university students but with less debt and more student-professor interaction. It is also very easy to apply to MC and the financial aid offered is marginally better than at a four year school. Attend class, do all readings and assignments, and go see the professor or a tutor if you are struggling in class in order to do well and pass the course.

    In three sentences

    MC Takoma is small, affordable, and manageable. MC Takoma has myriad resources for students thinking about transferring. MC Takoma has unique professors who have various teaching styles.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security are always visible and alert, and the campus conduct workshops on safety periodically throughout the semesters.

    Clubs and Activities

    Women's Studies Club Islamic Students Associations Chess Club African Students Association

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are a variety of club and groups at your disposal, as well as various art exhibits and performances focused on enlightenment and academic achievement

    Food and Dining

    The cafe at Montgomery College is ever expanding, a new vegan menu has just been added to the cafe's menu and it is great. The cafe often offer rewards to students who take their survey. I believe employment opportunities are offered as well.

    Dorm Life

    Montgomery college does not have dorms. You can however, find affordable housing around the surrounding area. The Silver spring metro is close by as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is indeed tough, however, the professors are extremely professional and helpful. If you play your part as a student you will never find yourself without the necessary tools to complete class assignments and test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for financial aid, grants and loans early because classes fill-up.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College has been a home away from home. It has provided me with opportunities and inspiration I never experienced before. I would recommend this community college to anyone looking to further their eduction in a pleasant, peaceful environment.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It seems good. There always seem to be incidents later in the evening (based on the notifications that are sent, reporting incidents that happen) And based on those reports, immediate action is taken once security is informed. As for anywhere, just be aware of your surroundings, no matter if you're with a few people or alone. And if anything does happen, let the proper authorities know as soon as you can.

    Bang for the buck

    It'll save you a nice chunk of change to get some classes out of the way before transferring. Or even if you're not transferring and just want to take a class or two on things that interest you.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do for fun. If you don't want to stay on campus, than there's the Town Center. And there's the possibility of going somewhere else completely, since there is public transportation.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food is ok. But you are in Rockville, so there are many more options in the surrounding area. And most are just a bus ride away. And if you want to go further, the metro train isn't too far either.

    Dorm Life

    There is none.

    Academic Rigor

    General education classes (i.e. math, science, english, etc) Are ok. It really depends on the professor and their teaching style. For art, which I have taken more classes of, it's pretty good. But again, it depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's all about you. As long as you do the work you're assigned and show up to class, you'll be fine. For the art department, the professors are wonderful. Make a genuine effort and it'll pay off. Don't be afraid to reach out to professors (art or not) for help. Going here than transferring isn't too difficult, as long as you know where you want to go afterwards. If transferring to a school within the state, it's even a bit easier.

    In three sentences

    Convenient location. Helpful professors. Decent art studios.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe compare with the Takoma campus and Germantown, Rockville campus has the least crime alert. However, students still need to do their part in order to maintain the safety on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They provide good activities, but it needs a little bit more attention-getter factor to make every student at least experience the fun with club activities. For club actives, they sure enjoy every activity especially when the admin is involved. However, students should try and get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Montgomery College considers every type of students and they give activities appropriate for them. All the students need to do is to keep in touch with the school to know about such.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are international gatherings and events that each club hosts where club members share cultures in dances and acquaintance parties. It's one possible way to meet new people around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Physical contests and trending games are best to catch the attention of the students with events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is just enough but I guess they should provide more options and best meals for a study company. They should also put balanced meal with the pastries and the viands.

    Dorm Life

    I personally didn't need a dormitory because I live near the campus and I only took two buses to get there. The only thing with dormitories is being independent. Students have to help themselves and at the same time, they have to study. It may seem to be a hardship, but it molds the students to be used to the expectations with the world after college.

    Academic Rigor

    Choosing the best and appropriate professors do gives the biggest advantage when coping up with the class or course. However, it is with the students if they would let it eat and distract them instead of focusing on studying. The costs of the books may also be a problem but the least way to get through it is sort all the possible options to buy the cheapest one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as soon as possible for academic and extracurricular advantages. Rate your professors for tips to future students. Get in touch with your professor especially when you're having a hard time with the course.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a tobacco-free campus that's a big advantage to students to get away from bad influences inside the school. Montgomery College provides the appropriate needs of the students in school. Montgomery College is well-organized especially with the system of education.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I would not know, I went to my classes then left.

    Food and Dining

    I have never bought food from the school, I used outside food places.

    Dorm Life

    there are no resident hall

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the course and how much work load you can handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes on time, have your financial aid complete before the semester start, and be prepared for the unexpected.

    In three sentences

    The college has an variety of ethnic groups, very diverse. There are small class sizes, for more interaction with the professor. Montgomery offers many resources to help with studies.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The counselors at MC make it very easy to sign up for classes and are willing to help with whatever needs you have. Many people attend community college because they are unsure of what they want to do. MC is a good place to discover an interest that may lead to a future career path.

    What to do for fun

    One of the good things about Montgomery College is that for the most part everyone who goes here lives around the area and is familiar with the many shops and places to eat surrounding Montgomery college.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any prospective students I would advise them to sign up for classes early, take advantage of all the helpful tutoring centers on campus and to always keep whatever future they are planning in mind.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great community college that caters to people of all ages and backgrounds. Offering numerous programs of study Montgomery College , having 3 campuses, provides a solid foundation for those who plan on transferring to a 4 year institution. The helpful staff at Montgomery College makes the time spent here helpful and enjoyable.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is mediocre at best

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Respected as one of the top community colleges is the nation.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery college is a college packed full of opportunities if you know where to go looking. The campus life is kind of dull, but its perfect for academic success. The class sizes aren't to big which allows for a personal relationship between each teacher and student on a first name basis.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are sports and dancing programs. I was involved in the Filipino Culture Association.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is ok. But there are restaurants surrounding the campus. It is close to home so I can just go home and eat.

    Dorm Life

    There is no housing.

    Academic Rigor

    You can end up lost here so it is important to communicate with an advisor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be more concern with completing your requirements in a timely manner especially if you are hoping to transfer. Apply for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    MC is really close to home so it reminds me of high school. There are good professors there. If you pay attention then you are bound to receive good grades.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are a decent amount of options for eating. There are even vegitarian options offered! My only problem is the cost of the meals.

    Dorm Life

    There really isn't any dorm life, since this is a community college that has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are professors who will challenge you and professors that help you pass easily. It is up to you how you want to be as a student of Montgomery College. Don't waste any opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students, don't be a fraid to question or ask the professors for more information. They are kind and helpful. You are also giving them their pay checks, so you have the right to ask any and all questions.

    In three sentences

    The colege is a place of endless possibilities- just like their logo. However, you need to search yourself to be exposed to these endless possibilities. They do not spoon feed you; they allow you to grow up.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have gotten alot of incident reports emails.

    Clubs and Activities

    the ethnic clubs such as the African Association, Ethiopian Association, Intramural sports, student gov,

    Food and Dining

    The food here is average, could use a major upgrade. No much of a variety to choose from and a very limited menu.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life since this is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the course you are taking, classes are pretty decent as long as you do the work, read the book, and show up to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that this is not a typical college life you will get since its a community college. Its almost like all you do is come to campus, take your classes and go home. Have to create your own fun outside of school. Its a small school, so make sure that this is what you are looking for.

    In three sentences

    The best part of Montgomery College would be the small class size and the attention you receive from professors. Another plus for the Montgomery College Takoma Park / Silver Spring campus is the location. Your are close to DC where you can intern, and volunteer, nightlife and restaurants.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Convenient, friendly, flexible

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, there are telephone lines to contact security EVERYWHERE and they post the number on almost every bulletin board. There is always security driving around the parking lots and they even email you about any incidents.

    Greek Life

    MC has the largest Phi Theta Kappa chapter in the area.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and the facultuy keeps you updated on tons of campus activities happening allt he time like Blood Drives, Transfer day and social events.

    Great for these types of students

    MC is great for dedicated students who want to save money in college and not graduate with mountains of debt.

    Bang for the buck

    MC is the best bang for your buck. There are so many tutoring services and the faculty really tries to make sure students are prepared to transfer to a 4 year school. Even if you can get accepted to your first choice school I suggest MC so you can save money while getting your prerequisites.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs at MC you are guaranteed to find one to fit you.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe at the Rockville campus is really great. They try to give you a lot of options and even have a salad bar! The Germantown cafe is not as great, the workers are often grumpy and they have a strange selection. It is very similar to a highschool lunch line.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at MC.

    Academic Rigor

    MC is really what you make of it. 101 classes that everyone takes are easier but a lot of the science and math courses are very rigorous. There are a lot of high quality professors who will teach you a lot if you put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the best of your time there. Talk to professors and really try to keep your GPA up because MC will do what ever it can to help you transfer. Join clubs! There are so many offered for any type of person and they look great on your transcript.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great place to prepare for a transfer and get an affordable education. Although the price is low the quality does not suffer what so ever, their facilities and faculty are wonderful. The only down side is not all students attending take their education as seriously as you might, but you can't let that get in the way of making the best of a great school.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not Much to do.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Starbucks that is not like the original in quality. The rest of the food is just okay.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the teacher so the best thing to do is use the website ratemyprofessor to find the best professor for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to counselor before deciding your classes and make sure to plan it out. Allows use Artsys to make sure your classes transfer to whatever college you want.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The best thing to do for fun is just to mingle with other students and establish connections with students for work, friendships, etc..

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay but too pricey its just cheaper to go out else where to get food.

    Dorm Life

    its community college there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very tough over all but there are some professors that are very laid back, so it all depends on the professor that you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are attending this school arrive to the school a hour early to find parking. The parking is hard to find because the school is expanding to a four year institution and they have not built the needed parking lots for the school.

    In three sentences

    The classes are good overall it all depends on the professor as well. Some of the classes are harder here than at a university so when you transfer its much easier that community college. If i could rate the college on the scale of 1-10 I would give the school a 9.5-10.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Relatively safe

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that it is hard to chose between them.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard to afford college

    What to do for fun

    Participate in student life activities, they actually are fun.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take as many classes as you can before you transfer.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great affordable school. Even though it is a community college, it does not feel like it. Professors really do try to challenge you.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You often receive emails about situations occurring but it is never terrible.

    Greek Life

    Non existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club life is not the most animated out there but some clubs put efforts into making the campus more alive.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for new comers meaning international students. It is also ideal for people who which to redeem themselves from having terrible GPA's in high school.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, for the tuition and fees you pay, Montgomery college offers you great opportunities. Professors have various backgrounds and are very qualified. I do not regret enrolling.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you could go to the library and meet new people. Clubs are not as big except if you play a sport.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is alright, it is a little pricey as expected.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm at Montgomery College.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here vary from tough to easy. Most of mine are tough though, and I love it. I like a challenge, because it means that I am pushing myself and I am not relying on my strengths.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to save money but still get quality education this is the school for you. Get ready because college is nothing like high school. If you do not put the work, you will fail, so manage your time well. It is essential. Having a planner is not sufficient, what matters is if you WRITE STUFF in that planner, otherwise it is useless.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is a great place to get started. Professors for the most part are amazing and will help you if you put the effort. Email them and let them know what your struggles are, I can guarantee you will get passing grades.

  • 04/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    An excellent option to save money!

    What to do for fun

    Engage with the student body! There are lots of clubs and things to do together.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria and dining options are alright, nothing special. There's no meal plan or anything like that.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a community college, so it's difficult to really expect much. However, there are two specific honors programs that are excellent: The Montgomery Scholars Program and the Macklin Business Institute.

    Tips for prospective students

    *Use RateMyProfessor *Get to know your professors; go to office hours! *Use the tutoring centers; they are there to help!! *Work hard and don't slack!

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is an excellent place for students who are not quite yet ready to attend a four-year institution. Whether it is economic, family, or personal issues that deter a student from leaving home, Montgomery College is a sound solution. Since it is so inexpensive, it is an extremely viable way for a student to get credits out of the way before continuing on for a bachelor's degree.

  • 04/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of events going on throughout the year. Like every month.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, just overpriced for the amount they give you, Not as much variety.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in Montgomery college

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes will be easier than others. There are some classes where u can go to class everyday but the teacher won't explain concepts well. Buy books for the class to help your understanding,

    Tips for prospective students

    Check home website for financial aid help, the website end up being more helpful than faculty.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College has more students enrolling every year. Great affordable school. Needs more teachers.

  • 05/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always stands around campus promoting something to do and the campus center has a lot of activities to take part. The school does a lot to help out during exam weeks supplying stress-relieving activities but also quiet zones to study and work with groups.

    Food and Dining

    There is an Austin Grill and a sushi place, the breakfast from their cafeteria is always delicious and then there are also salad and soup bars to choose from as well as pre-packaged food. All of it is very good and for somebody who loves coffee, there is always a wide selection to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college so there is no housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are as hard as you make them. There are study groups and review sessions for almost any class and if you study what you need to study then the class is easy, if you don't study then it will be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make study groups and take advantage of your professors office hours.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is the perfect school for somebody who wants to work and continue their education. So far my professors have been amazing and extremely helpful and help me reach my full potential. I have also met a lot of like-minded peers at Montgomery College who do the same.

  • 05/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are occasionally incidents of sexual harassment, usually occurring in evenings on campus. However, security work very well to do their best to keep the campus safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are variety of clubs available for everyone, such as for students who are interested in math, music, poetry, or even fashion.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are trying to save money. This is a good way to do so because we all know how expensive college tuition could be. This is also great for students who wish to transfer, earn a certificate, earn a associate's degree, or even a returning student continuing their studies.

    Bang for the buck

    We all know no matter where you go, school is going to be expensive one way or another. At Montgomery College, there are ways you can definitely save money. This college is very affordable, and students could pay their way through college and save themselves 2 years of debt.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and organizations that students can join, such as the art club, international students club, math club, fashion club, etc. Montgomery College also have a talent show every year, which students can show their gifted talents or students can come to watch. There are sports teams, such as basketball, baseball, or swimming, for example. Schedules are usually posted or announced so that everyone can support the Raptors.

    Food and Dining

    At Montgomery College, there are quite a few selections for food choices. On the main campus, Rockville, the cafeteria has food stands with cold cut sandwiches. There is also a broad menu of foods that are cooked to your request, already made fast foods, and Starbucks. The cost of these foods can be pretty high. There is also an option of local restaurants nearby the campus for all these campuses.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms on any of Montgomery College's campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors are strict on attendance, some will inform his or her students at the beginning of the semester and some will not. It is your responsibility to go to class ON time because sometimes professors will automatically drop you after 3-4 absences. Also, as you should know plagiarism is NEVER tolerated in anything, you will be penalized.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's plain and simple to succeed and achieve good grades. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. You must study, show that you care about the course you are taking, and ask for help when needed. Sure, that's typical right? Well, If you prove to your professor that you are trying and schedule an appointment with him or her, then your professor will be aware of who you are from the rest of the students.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College is one of the best schools with great professors and courses. My experience as a student at Montgomery college was worth while, because the professors want you to succeed and will do anything in their will to help you. I hope there are more professors so caring and knowledge such as the ones at Montgomery College at my new school.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working and studying

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A summer send off that involved a mechanical bull

    What to do for fun

    See what student life is running and doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find the right counselor for you right away. If you specially want to transfer only, bond with the transfer counselor right away.

    In three sentences

    Montgomery College has a large range of teachers, many are fantastic and some are unquestionable. The student life here puts in a lot of effort. Once you find the right counselor everything will be smooth sailing.