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Northwest State Community College Reviews

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  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 11

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    who want a education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to work.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 11

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Chili Cook Off, Halloween Costume Contest, Craft Shows

    Tips for prospective students

    Try many things and do not limit yourself to what those around you limit themselves to.

    In three sentences

    The teachers, adminstration, and staff are creative and willing to help with school issues as well as everyday problems. They treat you with respect and encourage you to apply yourself to accomplish the professionalism that your degree requires. They promote the honesty and ethics the business world desires.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 11

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They have awesome food.

    In three sentences

    I love going to this community college because it is convenient. I also like the teachers. I would tell anyone to go to this college.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 11

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kapa

    Clubs and Activities

    Phi Theta Kapa, student services

    Great for these types of students

    1st year, continuing education, students going for a higher degree

    Food and Dining

    The snack bar is great for a bite her and there.

    Dorm Life

    The college does not have a dorm at this time.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 11

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    no dorm rooms :)

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 11

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Northwest State has great campus safety. Services include: escorts to and from their vehicles, vehicle jump-starts, unlocks and stop-bys.

    Greek Life

    Northwest State doesn't really offer greek life but they have many other great student organizations that you can get involved in.

    Clubs and Activities

    Northwest State has numerous intramural programs such as basketball, volleyball, bowling and many more. They offer student organizations such as evMotorsports, honor societies and community outreach programs.

    Great for these types of students

    Working adults Single mothers Students looking to get a great education for less. Students wanting to commute to and from school, while living at home. Students who would like to have more one on one time with instructors. Students who are not ready to go to a large campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of great opportunities on campus but none are unusual from any other college.

    Bang for the buck

    Northwest State is a very inexpensive school. The courses are at the same academic level as more expensive schools so you are getting the same education for less. Completing your associates at Northwest and transferring to a larger, more expensive college will save you money in the long run.

    What to do for fun

    Northwest State offers clubs and other great programs to the students. Northwest State offers intramural activities such as basketball, flag football, ping pong, volleyball and so much more. Around the area you have shopping, bowling, go- karts, YMCA, Sauder's Village and other great recreational parks and swimming pools.

    Food and Dining

    Northwest State offers a cafeteria on campus as well as local fast food and sit down restaurants in a 5 to 15 minute radius of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Northwest State does not offer dorms. If you want a college dorm experience you could find roommates and rent an apartment in a surrounding area.

    Academic Rigor

    Northwest State offers a variety of classes. The courses are not easy but with the extra instructor time and smaller classes these classes are easier to follow. Unlike large universities with 100's of students in one class, Northwest State gives your the ability to ask questions in class rather than after the lecture. If a student does not understand the course material the instructor will set down and help them rather than telling them to get a tutor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Starting at a community college is a great way to get use to the college experience. Make sure to meet with your academic advisor before you first semester. They are very helpful in explaining what you need to do as well as helping you make the right class choices. Be sure to complete your financial aid papers on time. Northwest State has a lot of different papers that you have to fill out compared to other colleges.

    In three sentences

    Northwest State allows more one on one time with students with there smaller class sizes. They also offer great opportunities for adult students and students with children. Northwest State has a day care facility on campus as well as offers a lot of online and night time class.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 11

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Northwest keeps two armed security officers on staff at all times. They will walk you out to your car if you choose, and they monitor all activities inside the school at all times.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Engineering building has the go-carts students build on display for enjoyment

    Bang for the buck

    Northwest has one of the lowest tuition rates for classes I have found.

    What to do for fun

    Northwest has a comfortable common area for students to study, play pool, ping-pong, or just watch t.v and socialize.

    Food and Dining

    Two cafeterias keep a great selection of the foods you like and goodies to match

    Academic Rigor

    If you stay commited to your studies and yourself you will not be wrong.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not pass up free tutoring that is offered to you. Create a good relationship with your teachers, they will help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Northwest State has been the best move I have ever made in my life so far. The classes are small so personal time with teachers is outstanding. Northwest welcomes students with open arms and i am greatful to be here.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 11

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many extracurricular activities you can get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    The snack bar has pretty good food but I love the Cafe for dinning because they have a fresh salad bar

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm room

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are pretty standarded

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you put a lot of effort into doing homework and get involved as much as you can in school groups

    In three sentences

    overall I believe going to this school to start out was the right decision for me. It was a very economical choice.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 11

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One word-PERFECT!!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to learn/expand horizons.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not, really, just alot of aforementioned opportunities for enjoyment.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is awesome!

    What to do for fun

    Listen to music, go to/ watch movies, and light reading.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious and reasonably priced:-)

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging but will gain something very important-insight

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen, work hard, and complete assigned homework.

    In three sentences

    NSCC is a fantastic learning institution which provides an excellent education at reasonable price(i.e., when compared private colleges/universities) and staff truely cares about student success. Also, many extracurricular activities provided via annual chili cook off, kareoke contest(s), and Phi Theta Kappa(e.g., National Honor Society). In conclusion, a truely rewarding experience!:-)

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 11

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities posted to keep students busy. Many students have families and don't do much of the campus life. There are many fun activities during lunch in the main building where music is played and prizes or food are given away!

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food at Northwest. There is a café on the main floor where most people hang out during lunch and chat or play games. There is also a cafeteria on the second floor with tables and more of a calm environment compared to the main floor café.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is your home or apartment. There is no on campus living which is convenient if you still live at home with your parents or have a family of your own and live close to the college. Many towns are close where students can rent apartments or buy a home.

    Academic Rigor

    You can push yourself as much as you want. Like any college, no one is there to always remind you when something is due, and academics is up to you. Many courses have challenged me and all have informed me more than I thought.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try out a community college especially if you are an undecided major. College is expensive, and so is life in general. Don't take unnecessary courses.

    In three sentences

    The environment is very friendly and everyone whether it be a student or faculty is willing to help you. There are great options of classes for reasonable prices which allows you to not be as worried about getting into so much debt. Also you can be as involved as you would like and there is a wide variety of class times offered so it is possible to also have a job!

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is more affordable than a private college and you can transfer your credits to another college to obtain a higher degree if you wish to.,

    What to do for fun

    They have tons of groups that do a variety of events. Chili cook off is an example.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellant at the cafe. They have a variety of options. Anything from hamburgers to hot dogs to fries.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm. I am a full time student going from home because I have a family to take care of. No dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging. The courses keep your mind working and always thinking of what could be different. The instructors help you when you need the extra information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to do the work!!! In some of my classes, I have had some recent graduates from high school who have their parents paying for the education and they did not do the work required. They showed up to every class but didn't do the work and then did not understand why they would not be getting a good grade in the class.

    In three sentences

    The college offers a variety of programs for the students. The classes are both online and at the college which allows working students the ability of attending what classes are easier for them. The instructors are very helpful.