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Northwestern Connecticut Community College Reviews

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  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    There is so much offered in such a little school that you definitely get your moneys worth! Everyone that graduates is ready for the next chapter in their life because of this school teaching us so much, not limited to only academics.

    What to do for fun

    This school is always a lot of fun. Right across the street is a sports-world that has mini golf, go-carts, batting cages, pool, laser tag, and an arcade. Each year the school does many student-faculty games. It is a great way to meet other teachers and students. The student-faculty softball game is the biggest hit, mainly because of the free hot dogs given out. The other games include student-faculty volleyball, mini golf tournament, and a jeopardy tournament that pits school clubs against each other.

    Food and Dining

    In the main building there is a kitchen that serves up breakfast items and sandwiches for lunch. You can customize anything! If the owner likes it enough, your creation can be a special that is available for everyone to try. Down the street towards the science building is a deli inside a grocery store. If you like meat it is the place for you because they pile it on. Across from the green there is a diner with excellent pancakes and next to that is a pizza place that serves the towns best pizza and garlic bread. There is a variety so you never have to worry about not finding something.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this college, but they are open late for students to stay and study in the library or student centers.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers want you to learn so the class work can be challanging, but you have to expect it since it is college. The nursing program especially has very difficult classes. However, the teachers are wonderful. They have many hours on campus that are available for you to talk to them if you need help. There are many different learning styles that are put into one class. Some include, independent study, group activities, group discussions, projects, labs, and class lectures.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your advisor before picking classes if you know what you will be majoring. They are very helpful in creating a balanced schedule that works best for you. They want to see you succeed and will provide you with all the tools necessary to do it.

    In three sentences

    This school is small but mighty. The teachers are great and always available. They offer many classes to accommodate any ones schedule including: online, in class, and hybrid.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's like a second home.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's not a ton of clubs and activities but there's a decent amount to get involved in and I'm sure the school would be willing to start new ones up if brought to their attention.

    Great for these types of students

    tuition aware, eventual transfers to 4 year degree, part-time students

    Bang for the buck

    If you're smart with your money you'll come here. It is currently the most inexpensive CT Community College for in-state students and many credits will transfer seamlessly to a variety of schools throughout Connecticut to continue your degree.

    What to do for fun

    Winsted has a variety of places to hang out and have a good time. There's laser tag,a movie theater, R&B's sports world, a YMCA, and tons of small restaurants to try out.

    Food and Dining

    Our on-campus store is very good but there is many other options available from big franchises such as McDonald's to small locally owned restaurants like McGrane's on the Green and Kent Pizza.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what major you're going for. Classes are of quality and teacher's are normally very fair in their grading. Even if you aren't always doing well with the small class sizes and availability of the staff and tutors you can most certainly turn your academic misfortune into solid A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Campus is great for studying as there is usually not many distractions. If you want to party meet people and hang out.

    In three sentences

    Here at Nortwestern CT Community College there is a student population that transcends generations. Whether you're taking a course for continued education or starting out on your path for a degree Northwestern CT has something to offer you.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have an amazing security staff and we are always notified of school closings or major events in a professional and timely manner. You will get to know the security staff by name.. and that says alot! They are visible and always available for help!

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa is alive and well at NCCC! Lots of amazing opportunities and events each and every semester!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are sooo many clubs and activities at NCCC! They are diverse and suited to interest students from all walks of life! The Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Student Leadership, Journalism/ School Newspaper, the Christian Club, Arts, and many others will keep you busy and connected!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are new to college and just want to get your feet wet or returning to school as an adult seeking a career change, the scheduling and part time course schedules are great! Also, as a full time student I am so pleased with all of the academic advising and guidance from my degree program professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It always rains on graduation day for luck!!! Ha ha ha~

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of groups and extra-curricular activities directly associated with NCCC. There are concerts on the green in the center of the campus, a mini-golf and mega-arcade/ batting cage park across the street and the lake is up the street as well. Movies at the Gilson dinner theatre and lots of good eating are on the main street within walking distance from school. Who knew???

    Food and Dining

    The student lounge has an amazing cafe and the college is surrounded by everyone's favorite snack spots! McD's, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza and Diners.

    Dorm Life

    NCCC does not have on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like the curriculum at NCCC is challenging and prepares me for continuing on to any school I apply to. I have heard many students who transfer say they were much better prepared than many of their peers who came from larger universities!

    Tips for prospective students

    ASK QUESTIONS!!!! BE PROACTIVE and seek out opportunities and ask for help when you are not sure what to do! Challenge yourself to be the best you can be. Take your academic career seriously... unlike your credit score, your academic history stays with you forever and it's very hard to repair a poor academic progress record. Apply for financial aid and school loans in a timely manner. Follow through and make this an opportunity to take responsibility for the rest of your life! :)

    In three sentences

    The benefit of a smaller college is amazing! I feel like the faculty are able to give me the direction and help I need and the lower professor to student ratio is much more beneficial. I love this school and feel like the quality of education I am receiving is actually superior to that which I would experience at a huge state college!