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Palm Beach State College Reviews

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  • 08/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 1 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This institute is good for any student who wants to further their education education.

    Tips for prospective students

    This institute is a great opportunity You will learn so much.It is very easy but will take all of your dedication as well.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost for each class is very manageable. It is a major difference from a university. Apply for financial aid on a website called fasfa.gov.,by doing so you may not have to pay for anything.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a lot of being at the institute.It offers so many activities. The campus is quiet and peaceful as well. The school brings a secure feeling for first time students or any student for that matter.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much from this institute. The school has numerous options that helped. The first option is having the professor meets with the student to go over notes. Second is to create a study group. Third is the best option of all. The school has a Student Learning Center for each subject that is offered. There is a tutor who will meet who with the students by appointment or walk in.

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for part-time students who are working as it offers a classes at night and on weekends. It is a great fit for non-traditional students who have not been in school some time because it offers them a way to start over without breaking the bank or forcing them to completely alter their lifestyle to fit their class schedule. Last but not least, it is a great option for recent high school graduates who aren't sure what they want to major in, want to stay close to home, want to join one of the limited access programs (nursing, firefighting, etc.), or simply want to save up some of their money before transferring to another institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    While some may consider community college to be an easy alternative to a university, the expectations at this level are still higher than some students may be used to. The environment is a bit less structured in the sense that there is less busy work and more independent studying. In order to do well at this school you must be willing to put put forth the effort necessary to learn the material and you have to know when to ask for help. There are plenty of resources available to help you learn if you are only willing to look for them. Also, get involved with some of the extracurricular activities available. There are plenty of organizations, both academic and social, to help make your time there more enjoyable. It's a great way to meet people who share your interests and the academic organizations may even help to reinforce what you are learning in your courses.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship has recently reduced its tuition coverage, the majority of community college tuition and fees are still paid. For those who do not have this scholarship, community college tuition is still far less than tuition at a public university and after earning your associate's degree, the credits should transfer to other post secondary institutions, which saves you money in the long run.

    Am enjoying being here

    While this school is a sort of stepping stone on my way to a university, and I do look forward to transferring to a post-secondary institution with a bit more prestige, I cannot help but enjoy my time here. Palm Beach Community College offers a fairly comfortable environment for everyone from recent high school graduates to non-traditional students. I have always found the faculty and staff to be friendly and helpful and the students are generally respectful of others. The campuses aren't overly crowded and if you're willing to walk a little you can usually find somewhere to park which is more than can be said for many universities.

    Am learning a lot

    Obviously the type of learning environment created varies from professor to professor, but one can always expect small class sizes. Many of the courses considered to be high risk (those that have a greater percent of students withdrawing or failing due to rigorous coursework) have supplemental instructors (SI's) who hold study sessions outside of class and are more than willing to help. Though the courses at this college are not considered to be difficult, I have still found myself learning a great deal more than most would have expected. The upper-level math and science professors (specifically those at the Eissey campus) are brilliant. As long as you are willing to learn and put forth the required effort, you will excel.

  • 08/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    everybody

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to lake worth for all the major programs but the gardens campus has all the science and biology classes and good labs

    Bang for the buck

    I loved the prices for the books everything was great

    Am enjoying being here

    I never missed a day..

    Am learning a lot

    My teachers were funny the best lol.

  • 12/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that aren't very financially stable or are unsure about what they want to major in. Also for those who want to go right into a certain profession.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you always go to class on time and never miss a class because it sets you way behind. As long as you do all of the work and study for the exams you will do great.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely worth it. You take classes at a good price and even free depending on what kind of financial aid you have.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its a fun school with a lot of different things to do. Whether you want to grab a bite to eat or study in the newly rebuilt library there is always something to keep you busy.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are like no other ive ever had. They break down everything into a form that everyone can understand.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is a great option for students who haven't done great in high school. Many students struggle in high school and going to a 4 year college straight after high school can be a challenge. Palm Beach Community College prepares students for the transition to a 4 year college. Step by step the professors help students to understand college material and tackle difficult subjects. There is no competition between students and students are encouraged to proceed at their own pace. Palm Beach Community College isn't only a great option for the traditional student coming from high school but also for adults who have never finished their education. The college offers many night classes so adults can attend college after work. Also, the college's low fees make it affordable for people with families.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to always ask questions. This might seem obvious but many people actually don't follow through here. Students are on their own and they don't feel comfortable in that environment, many are too shy to ask questions. Find out whatever it is you need to know whether it is directions to a class or what clubs are on campus. The more you ask, the more you know, making the transition to college a smoother process. Also, join clubs or other extracurricular activities. With exams, papers, due dates and grades college can get pretty stressful. Joining a club will give you an outlet by relieving stress; academics are important but so is having fun. Being part of some organization also enriches the college experience because it gives you a chance to be part of your college. One of the most important tips I could give you is to be organized. Keep a planner and write down every single thing you need to do in it; assignments, major due dates, group meetings, interviews, internship opportunities etc. Have a different folder or binder for each class and keep your papers in a neat order. When things aren't organized there's a lot more room for confusion and stress.

    Bang for the buck

    Community College is a great choice for students who don't have too much money to spend for college! For a full time student tuition is only $1000 per semester. On top of that if you have Bright Futures or other scholarship money you pay even less. I only paid around $600 for tuition this semester! You also save money on room and board which costs around $8000. There are no additional daily expenses for students living at home. You or your parents do not have to pay for an extra toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, groceries etc.

    Did enjoy being here

    The staff and student body are so friendly. People are always willing to offer their help. During the first two weeks of every year there are former students and staff located all around the campus to help freshman and other new students with directions. Some people are even willing to walk you to your class. This attitude is found throughout the whole campus from the library to the bookstore, to the cafeteria etc. I also love the fact that the college is very diverse in its student body. There are all kinds of students here; students fresh from high school, adults finishing their education and students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds including international students. The college strongly focuses on academics but also on extracurricular life. There are a wide variety of clubs and organizations ranging from the jumpstart jump rope club to Phi Theta Kappa.

    Did learn a lot

    The professors are extremely educated about their particular subjects. Every day I am learning more and more. They provide an encouraging learning system which motivates us as students. They're also always available if a student needs extra help enhancing our knowledge. Each professor I have has taught me so much and on top of that they have taught me how I can use their subject in the real world making it applicable to us.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i've seen a few security guards around, but they mostly just tell you to not skate around or loiter. i've heard of many things being stolen and when i've lost something, they were very bad at returning it to me.

    Greek Life

    nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    i barely heard of any and if i did, i wasn't interested.

    Great for these types of students

    students straight out of high school or returning to college. also great for students that don't know what they want to do and/or don't have a lot of money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    it's not a big campus. there isn't much there.

    Bang for the buck

    you can finish your aa very quickly and with the right grants and scholarships, cheaply as well.

    What to do for fun

    campus isn't big and you're not allowed to skate there. i didn't hang out on campus much and when i did, i just sat on a bench outside with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    there's one restaurant and a little cafe area. it's nice to hang out in, but there aren't a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    nonexistent.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes were very easy. similar to my high school moved over a mile.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't skip class at all. some professors take attendance, but the others you just need to be there for.

    In three sentences

    pbsc was easy, but fun. i finished my aa easily. similar to high school.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Money can be difficult at times but with the scholarships they offer you it can make it easier, financially.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at this institution is very friendly and welcoming.

    Am learning a lot

    This institution helps to prepare your learning skills for a university.

  • 11/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Palm Beach State is ideal for all kinds of students. If you slacked off a bit in high school and you need to pick yourself up before leaving for a university. Maybe your family is very close and you are not ready to leave them, there is no need to put your education on hold, you can continue on campus or online! Palm Beach State is great for all types of students, and you can always find a class to fit into your busy schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    To all incoming students: Be proud of your decision to attend Palm Beach State! Attend more of the enriching events held here at the school, learn from all the unique people on campus, and most of all bring something to add to this outstanding campus. It may make your learning a bit more enjoyable!

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount you learn from the teachers here at Palm Beach State, you really get your monies worth

    Am enjoying being here

    As much as I learn here at Palm Beach State, I do not find an abundance of school pride. The campus is beautiful, and the teachers are excellent, but I feel as if the student body of the college need to hold more pride towards the school they are attending.

    Am learning a lot

    Here at Palm Beach State, the teachers are remarkable! Everyone is more than pleased to help you in any way they can. Teachers answer any question you have to the absolute fullest, and they are always available as a resource.

  • 12/25/2010

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who wants to farther their education can go there. Even if you don't have a great scores in other test like ACT and SAT. you get many chance to take the CPT which would determine what kind of classes you should take.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips is to know exactly what you want to learn so you don't let behind. If you undecided you can always start with the basics first., then visit the career center they will help you figure out what to do.

    Bang for the buck

    My tips is to know exactly what you want to learn so you don't let behind. If you undecided you can always start with the basics first., then visit the career center they will help you figure out what to do.

    Will enjoy being here

    There a lot of activities from basketball, to baseball and even football. There a game room where you can play video game. There's also club and organization activity. For those who like to keep themselves in shape there a free gymnasium where you can work out. all you need with you panthercard.

    Will learn a lot

    I know for fact that this school is a great environment to learn. Even though i haven't started yet the attention they give to everyone is great. They learning method is easy and very understandable one of my friends said. And i can't wait to start

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is a hassle at times, the teachers are hit or miss and usually ratemyprofessor.com has decent reviews so I'd check that before joining a class. The campus is not bad looking, especially the North campus.

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    It is a pretty good school for a community college. The campus is nice and clean and the teachers are generally competent.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is pretty safe. i never minded to linger on campus after hours. even though the surrounding neighborhood isn't too pleasing, there is security on campus and the people are here mostly hear to learn. like i said, i never had a problem walking around nor with my car.

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    i never really was involved. there isn't too much too offer though. though they do offer a community service organization and a sorority club.

    Great for these types of students

    great for part-time students, those who plan to transfer for their junior year, don't mind being around wanna-be-thugs, and like the urban setting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there really isn't much activity on campus. most student come for the classes and go to work afterwards. the campus isn't large and there's about 10-25 students in a class, on average.

    Bang for the buck

    i took classes here as a dual enrolled student, so i didn't need to pay for my courses.

    What to do for fun

    beach (5 minute drive from the college), bowling (15 minute drive to don carters), mall (boynton beach mall, about 25 minute drive), and local clubs (like rumbas 30 minute drive) if that sort of thing is what you like.

    Food and Dining

    nothing but fast food restaurants all around, but wendy's is walking distance from the college. i prefer to eat healthy food, so that's why the rating is so low!

    Dorm Life

    no dorms here, but there are nearby apartments to rent. wouldn't really recommend it though since the cheap or low cost apartment are on the east side of the highway and this is an are that isn't too safe...it's basically the hood or 'ghetto of greenacres.

    Academic Rigor

    it all depends on the professor!

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to check out ratemyprofessor website and register for classes early! the classes that good professor teach get filled up before the semester starts! and one more thing, avoid going east of the i-95...unless you want to up your chances of getting mugged :)

    In three sentences

    plenty of friendly people attend this college and the professors are a hit or miss. the local area has a wendy's located across the street, la granja restaurant on lake worth, and more fast-food places going north on congress ave. overall it's not a bad school. great start if you plan on transferring to a university later on.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is very safe, with reminders of what can happen to unattended items flashed all around the school on TVs. I myself can admit to losing or forgetting books or a lunchbag around the school, but they are never touched or moved. I once left a lunchbox outside for an entire class length, and no one touched it or moved anything inside.

    Clubs and Activities

    See above for what to do for fun. The clubs are really the only enrichment you can get outside of paying for classes.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is cheap, but it has everything you really need for a college experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs around Palm Beach State, such as the QED, the Rotaract Club, SGA, the Salsa Club, and others.

    Food and Dining

    The food given in the cafeteria is passable. The one in Boca Raton has vending machines, the usual cafeteria branded foods, as well as college-made dishes. Some are not as good as others, and the ones under the heat lamp are bland, but filling.

    Dorm Life

    There's no place to really dorm at PBS, or at least the branch I go to; it's a state college, after all, not a university like FAU. However, the areas are convenient enough for me to go to, and some have good synergy with neighboring colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    For Florida standards, the teachers at Palm Beach State are, for the most part, experts in their subjects. They are professors, even adjunct professors, dedicated to giving you what you need. I can't rate them perfectly, unfortunately, due to the fact that there are some teachers I myself did not prefer.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to college in the South Florida area, mostly around Boca Raton and Lake Worth, this is the best place to go; cherish it every chance you get. Don't waste time here; they go to good lengths to entice you into studying in their special buildings. I've gone there several times, and I've gotten better grades by talking to people and getting tutored by the specialists there.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great start for me. So far, I have been able to do so much in class; most of it is hard work, but if it gets me ahead in life at a minimal cost, I gladly accept it. I seriously can't think of a better place for a South Florida high school graduate to go than Palm Beach State College

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    play sports.

    Food and Dining

    the food suck best if you go to wendy's acrost the street.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    this school is the best at teaching and sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn how to speak some creole and Spanish. because there are alot of spanish people and alot of haitians.

    In three sentences

    well what can i say about pbsc. well theres alot of cool students that goes there. we are a honor school enough said.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'd say that the security is pretty good. There are always security guards patrolling the parking lots for any wrong-doing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's almost always something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Like I said earlier, this school is great for students who want to use this school as a stepping stone to a university and, eventually, bigger and better things.

    Bang for the buck

    Basically, what you put in to this school is what you will get out of it. If you really have a goal in mind and dream big, you'll do great.

    What to do for fun

    There's almost always some sort of event going on. You'll never get bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't great, but it isn't terrible either. If you don't want to risk your enjoyment with the school's food, you could always purchase your food either from the Dunkin Donuts in the cafeteria or the Wendy's across the street.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be a challenge, but there are not overwhelming. You can do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take in things one day at a time, and don't stress out too much with things that might pop up. Remember, this school is just a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College has it's goods and bads, but don't let that deter you from attending this school. Many of the teachers here are very cool and helpful, and you will never feel like you're not good enough to be whatever it is you want to be. This is a great starter school, and will help you be better prepared for when you are ready to move on to a university.

  • 07/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    The professors are knowledgable and concerned about the welfare of the students. Anyone who is serious about learning will succeed here.

  • 10/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    PBCC is great for students who are not financially stable at this point in their lives. This institute offers great scholarships and grants through financial aid, which allows that student to save up as much money as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students who plan to attend PBCC should know that just because it is a community college doesnt mean it is going to be a piece of cake. The professors here do challenge you and they wont coddle you. They expect you to act as adults, because now you are one.

    Bang for the buck

    You most definitely get your money's worth at PBCC. Considering how expensive state universities are, PBCC enables you to learn the same material for a considerably cheaper amount. The first 2 years of college are getting the core classes under your belt anyways, so going to PBCC allowed me to save up for when I plan to transfer.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm very grateful to have gone to PBCC my first 2 years out of high school. I've accomplished the required core classes while saving a lot of money and learning in a not too small environment, but it is definitely a more personal setting in the classroom.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a great deal at this Institute. Most of the professors here are devoted to teaching you in the best way possible. They want you to grasp the concept of whatever subject your are studying and are passionate about teaching.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is a perfect fit for those who need a flexible schedule.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you're the kind of person who wants alot of on campus activities & clubs this school isn't for you. The clubs are few & very disorganized,

    Am learning a lot

    I love all the options afforded to me such as paralegal studies, crime scene, nursing etc.

  • 07/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Undecided students that have not yet decided which major to follow. It is also great for people that do not want to go to a bigger univeristy, either because of cost or distance.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come to the school, and are planning to transfer, make sure you use your time wisely. Time goes very fast and you can easily lose track of it, and not realize you need to get many things ready before your graduation, especially if you are undecided about your major.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very affordable. There are tons of possibilities to get aid from scholarship and grants to loans, not only outside the institution but within.

    Am enjoying being here

    As far as as the environment, the school is not stressful. I'd definitely look forward to have the actual college experience at a bigger university when I transfer.

    Am learning a lot

    If you're looking for challenge, you need to make sure you choose the right teachers not everyone here can have the same look at academics as you. I've definitely found a couple of great teacher from which I've learned more than I thought I would have.

  • 09/27/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though it is community college, take it seriously. Join the Honors College or Phi Theta Kappa; do things that are going to set you apart and help you to learn and grow! Keep a high GPA and you will get into any 4 year university! Also, if you plan to transfer do not wait until your last semester to start doing research on where you want to go...do that ASAP!

    Bang for the buck

    Apply for the Foundation Scholarships they have and that should really help the cost.

    Did enjoy being here

    There are times you love it and times you don't, but if you join clubs and make friends you are going to have a great time and never want to leave!

    Did learn a lot

    Community college is a great time to learn about yourself and what you like to do. I did that here at PBCC, if you like a professor or certain course work, take another class in that field and see if you don't fall in love...I did!

  • 11/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all students who are ready to continue their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check with people you know who have taken classes that you are getting ready to take to see how they felt about the professor they took the class with.

    Bang for the buck

    This was one of the biggest decision making factors for me because I got to find out exactly the major I wanted to pursue and it did not cost my a lot to complete my AA degree.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel that as a sophmore in college this was really the best place for me to be for the first two years it allowed me to get used to the work required for college and how independent you have to be for sucess in college. I do think that this is the best place for people who are not 100% sure of what the want to major in because they can get some of the required AA degree credits completed.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning exactly what I need to learn from the classes I am taking. In all my classes the material is explained before the work is assigned so I am not just teaching myself but working while the professors are assisting me. I do have to say though that some classes/professors are more independent learning than others. The amount of work required from each class is dependent on the professor, I have found that I work better with different professors than other students so while many people say that ratemyprofessor tells you everything you need to know about a professor you do have to really consider how you will work with the professor based on the post from other students.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise every student to experience community colleges because its less expensive and it also help to save for the big universities, and etc.

    Am enjoying being here

    I wish Palm Beach State was more of a university feeling.

    Am learning a lot

    I just transferred from Florida Atlantic University completing my prerequisites. I was accepted into Palm Beach State College Nursing Program. I have attended Palm Beach State during the summer sessions and I love the one on one as compared to a university, the students are just their ID. The teachers never get to see what type of affect their education and surrounding have on one's life.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    PBSC is great for students who don't want to live on campus and great for students who want to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into what you want to do in your life, I mean if you want to be a doctor yes you need to strive fir Yale or hazard,but if you wanna be a police man or a fire fighter,even a teacher PBSC is the place to go.

    Bang for the buck

    Like any college, classes are expensive but it is cheaper then a major university. Attending a state colleges the way to go to get your AA because it is cheaper then getting it at a major university,and it's the same degree.

    Am enjoying being here

    The students and professors at PBSC are all very friendly, there is always something going on in the court yard and the SGA throws tons of bashes with free food just to bring a whole bunch of the students together.

    Am learning a lot

    A majority of the professors at PBSC are so helpful. They adapt teaching methods so that they fit a majority of the students and if that's not enough they offer tutoring,or review sessions.I have not found one professor yet who wouldn't spend a little extra time with me to explain further what I was confused about.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    stay focus and want to pass their classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus, meaning do not go to college in search for friends and clicks, but actually school. There is every opportunity given to you in the campus for you to guarantee pass your classes. You just need to be focus on your career.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everybody

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of things at all times. Its every man for themselves, you cant depend on your teachers or friends anymore. Have good time management and have fun learning. You are only in college for so long.

    Bang for the buck

    This school will definitely help you save money while you still get the same kind of education you will get in other state universities and colleges. Its always best to get your AA degree here annd then go to a college/university with your program. Better yet, PBSC might have your program.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the fact that every week something is going on in the courtyards. Whether its a band play or they are giving away free food and having perfomances. There is alot to be apart of. The only part missing is the on campus dorms and the fraternities. Those are the only aspects missing from the full college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    You learn quite a bit from your professors. Just make sure you find the right ones.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nursing and Police students are widely known around the college. Those are simply two of the better graduating classes known at Palm Beach State College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a good head on your shoulders, learn to stay focused and work hard. Just because its a smaller state college doesn't mean that you don't have to do as much work. Don't be fooled, but always work hard.

    Bang for the buck

    For such a smaller educational establishment, they offer a great opportunity for higher learning. The pricing for their classes are really reasonable especially since what you learn is no different from being at any other university or college. If you can't afford anything flashy, i'd definitely recommend Palm Beach State College.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's quite the relaxing environment. From time to time they have live bands playing and small events going on. Social environment worth enjoying.

    Am learning a lot

    The value of education is just like any other college or university. They teach and as long as you pay attention and learn to focus attentively, you'll learn. I feel as though within the last two years that I've been there I've learned quite a lot.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to further their education for less money, make great connections with the teachers/students, and students who want to make something of themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take classes that interest you and take time to study from them. Depending on how you like to study, make a study group or use note cards for self quizzing. Also, doing homework is a must; What is normally on the homework is on a test.

    Bang for the buck

    Palm Beach State College gives me the opprotunity to further my education without major stress over how I will afford it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have the privileged of being accompanied by fellow classmates and new friends which make for a better experience. I enjoy the easy accessibility the campus has to offer.

    Am learning a lot

    I am furthering my knowledge and that gives me great joy. I am able to go to a learning center if I have any questions what so ever about any subject. I feel that my questions matter, no matter how small.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and keep your goals in mind.

    Bang for the buck

    At least for Florida residents.

    Am enjoying being here

    Classrooms are nice and the faculty is easy going.

    Am learning a lot

    I don't regret a single day of attendance.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security offices everywhere. Very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    The dedicated student will make the most out of this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you start it is mandatory for a tour. Not very many students really need this but its interesting to learn about the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Rent your textbooks, or try to sell them back within the first week classes are over. If your going to take classes with a friend try alternating semesters so you can share the books. I love the small class sizes.

    What to do for fun

    In general there are a lot of clubs to enjoy, just find the one the best suites you.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some online professors don't have structure but overall they are good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Double check your financials after you start.

    In three sentences

    overall a good campus. I enjoy their online classes. They could use a better system with counseling.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never felt safer

    Greek Life

    There is one Frat and it is an honors program

    Great for these types of students

    New Students Returning Students Adult Students AA/AS degree seeking students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a Koi pond in the center of campus

    Bang for the buck

    You get your credits for the lowest prices I've seen.

    What to do for fun

    Student lounge Wellness Center

    Food and Dining

    Cafe' and Dunkin' Donuts

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Easy classes Good Professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class Take good notes You'll get all A's

    In three sentences

    A good place to start your education. Not a highly social school. Good professors.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Many Clubs and activities are on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to stay close to home are perfect for PBSC. Additionally, it is perfect for students who are looking to get a feel of College life.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafeterias on campus with affordable food. Healthy choices are also available . . . !

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Palm Beach State College at present.

    Academic Rigor

    During the first semester, I would strongly advise taking a student life course. Academia is manageable, as long as the student studies. Without pre-knowledge, a student risks failing courses. In general however, courses are manageable, as long as the student stays focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should expect to gain a college mindset, doing away with their previous high school perspective[s]. It is imperative, that students, upon entering college, be prepared to work for all their grades. professors are nothing like High School teachers - you are responsible for your education, or the lack thereof.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is an affordable and well accredited institution. It lends its students the opportunity to better themselves through varied clubs and societies. It is a great way to begin the College experience and out of a 10, I give it a 9.99. =)

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security patrols the campus constantly, and they are really nice people too.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's over a dozen clubs at pbsc and several activities that take place. concerts, movies, sports, you name it. there's a gym, and a student center where you can hang out with you friends to pass time.

    Great for these types of students

    those short on time, or with unusual, unpredictable schedules. take online classes if you want flexibility, or take a class that meets only once a week if you're up to it and if you're the independent type when it comes to learning.

    What to do for fun

    check out the student center, play some games with some friends. join up with the sports, and join one of the various clubs.

    Food and Dining

    vending machines with a variety of goodies. fancy a soda, water, or need a boost with an energy drink? feeling for some candy or chips? get some coffee at dunkin' donuts with breakfast or lunch. or just pass through the cafe line for some fresh food, or snacks.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms, so therefore, no dorm life. ;)

    Academic Rigor

    you have a choice between taking the easy classes, or the challenging ones. do a bit of research before you pick your classes. opt for the honors if you want a bit of challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not wait till the last minute to go to orientation and pick classes. only a good idea if you want a hard class with a teacher that... won't be up to your standards, per say... do your research, look through the syllabus' of prospective professors, and find their rating. the good classes tend to fill up quickly,

    In three sentences

    palm beach state college is a really good, nice college in my opinion. it's a really friendly place, as the faculty are so kind, personal, and happy to help. the campus itself is pretty, relaxing, and fun.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    everywhere i walk i can always see a campus security officer on campus.

    Greek Life

    there are a few greek life clubs at palm beach state college.

    Clubs and Activities

    palm beach state college offers intramural sports, dance clubs, art festivals, music festivals, movie nights, job fairs, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    any type of student from any cultural background can find a place at palm beach state college

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    palm beach state college does not have any standing traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    palm beach state college offers many classes at a low cost, affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    palm beach state college offers many on and off campus activities. these activities include intramural sports such as flag football, basketball, and soccer. also there are activities such as dance classes, board game tournaments, and art festivals.

    Food and Dining

    palm beach state college offers a diverse array of food from their many dining areas.

    Dorm Life

    palm beach state college does not offer on campus housing although there are many affordable housing communities throughout the palm beach county area.

    Academic Rigor

    palm beach state college strives to challenge students in every academic course.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should be highly dedicated and excited to further their educational journey. also, students should make sure they balance school with other activities to make sure they are building a strong foundation for their educational endeavor

    In three sentences

    palm beach state college is an affordable and highly diverse educational institutional in palm beach county. they offer many courses in hundreds of majors and also offer many great activities both on and off campus. also, palm beach state college proffessors are highly educated and many have either a phd or masters and have many years of teaching experience under their belt.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i would say i feel safe overall on campus. i haven't had any times where i was worried abut my safety. i have morning classes so that is a little different than being on campus at night however.

    Clubs and Activities

    various clubs to choose from. this is a great way to become familiar with your fellow peers as well as the school staff. it's even a great way to be more involved and take ownership of your campus.

    Great for these types of students

    -great for students who are looking to stay close to home (west palm beach.) -good for students who are unable to receive financial aid or those who are paying for the classes out of pocket. -good for students who did not do so well in high school and need a chance to redeem themselves. -great for those students who need one-on-one tie with their professors.

    Bang for the buck

    let's be honest, the prices beat most. in my opinion, the books are very expensive but other than that, you do get the bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs you can be a part of that host various events to do on campus and outside of campus.

    Food and Dining

    one of my least favorite aspects of the school. the only good food is dunkin donuts. this even gets old after eating it for a while. no variety at all and the setting of the cafe where you buy the food reminds me of my elementary school days, it's just awful.

    Dorm Life

    commuter college

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are more challenging than others but the perk of going to a state college rather than a university is that you have a much smaller class. this allows you to have one-on-one time with your professor when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    be wise about which professors you choose. make sure to take some time and do your research by going on ratemyprofessor.com. this will make a big difference in your experience as a college student. in addition to choosing the right professor, you need to plan your schedule accordingly. plan out a schedule that will be best for you, not your friends! be wise, you're in college now!

    In three sentences

    the professors i have had so far ave been great, i would recommend them to any student. as far as the parking situation and the cleanliness of the school, i think this needs to be improved. overall, it is a very good school and i am proud to be a panther!

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have campus security everywhere so your safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have lots of clubs and best to suit you or your time schedule.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria has a dunkin donuts inside which is awesome. and if you don't want that the school has a cafeteria that serves food daily at a convenience cost. the dining is nice you can plug up your laptop or go on the computers that they have in the cafeteria already.

    Dorm Life

    well i'm not living in a dorm, i commute from home to school.

    Academic Rigor

    the schools academic is pretty good they have a lot of help. you can find a tutor almost anywhere and they are for free.

    Tips for prospective students

    always remember to have the right classes speak to your academic advisor which is a must.

    In three sentences

    this is a good college to start off at because of the location very close to home. also the teachers make you more comfortable in are excited well most of them at least. overall its a great college to attend if you want to be close at home.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    36 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there's so many things to do, and for me, just the beach is all i need!

    Tips for prospective students

    while here, it may be hard to focus on your studies, but try not to forget about them!!

    In three sentences

    this school seems like it'd be such a great experience! for one, you're getting a great education that you may not be able to get at other schools. second, the environment around you is just wonderful. theres so much to do, and remember-having alot of things to do is a good thing, because it keeps you busy from doing bad things!

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who need to save money before transferring, or those who want a good deal.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get a really great starting education here for a low price.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of events and clubs!

    Food and Dining

    Cheap food, unhealthy, the usual.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the class, some are more work than others, average is three stars but math for me is 5 star rigor, as well as the history summer course was 5.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check Rate my professor before choosing a professor, I had a great experience but my friend who can only choose classes to fit in her schedule without checking the ratings had a bad experience.

    In three sentences

    The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. A nice atmosphere on campus, the surrounding area is a bit low-grade, but I feel safe on campus. The tuition is a great price point too, the lowest around.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I like the choices on the menu, but I would love for the school to add more healthy food.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask a lot of questions; more information from the beginning will save you trouble at the end.

    In three sentences

    I consider myself lucky, I have found great professors at Palm Beach State College. The college has four + labs free of charge for students, which they are great help.The school are very supportive and encouraging. They have a lot of services to help find a career and a job. Overall, I'm very happy with PBSC.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the free tutoring available to you and the career counseling, so that you do not waste your time in courses that are not necessary toward your degree.

    In three sentences

    I feel that this college has greatly improved over the years, and continues to provide the tools necessary for the students to be successful in their learning experience. However, some of the professors should be re-evaluated for teaching in a college atmosphere and having language barriers, such as too strong of an accent to be clearly understood.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's many things you can do for fun. The school has basketball games and baseball games, and also many clubs. If you're more interested in other types of fun, you can go to the beach, which is many 10 minutes away from the school.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many choices when it comes to dining. There's only the schools cafeteria food and a Dunkin Donuts. Wish they had more choices.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorms at this college. I leave at home and drive to school each day, it only takes 10 minutes to get there.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor is fair. If you do your work, you'll do fine. But if not, you'll probably fail. There's even labs like the reading and math labs if you need extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips are: be ready for college, relax and study before hand, and finally just have fun. Don't get to stressed out.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Palm Beach State is a great college. Everyone is willing to help you, especially the teachers. The best thing about this college is the fact that it's so close to home!

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school security sends text messages out to your phone, if anything suspicious is happening around the area.

    Great for these types of students

    Want to be close to home, and get a good education.

    Food and Dining

    Free food most of the time, and cafeteria food is good also.

    Dorm Life

    Live at home, save money.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to academic its like every other school you put in effort you will see your results, A, B, C, etc. I would say you will definitely learn a lot from this school. Tons of tutoring and resources to help if your having difficulties so its no reason to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your time their, make new friends, and join clubs.

    In three sentences

    This school is excellent , if you want to be close to home, the teachers are Good, you will learn more than you would learn in high school, and theres is lot to do YOU just have to do things that interest you, and make the most out of this college.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around patrolling, just to make sure everyone is okay at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs are amazing and you will have so much fun even if you join just one. You will feel super involved and it's a great way to make life long connections.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for what you pay and it less than $100 a credit hour.

    What to do for fun

    Go to different events, there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Food is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms but great environment

    Academic Rigor

    Education is a top priority and all the staff, faculty and administration want you to succeed. The classes are quite varied, and with some effort the classes will really get you interested.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should use rate my professor or academic advising and go to student activities for school events. The classes are 75 mins but they go by fast and you have plenty of time to get from one place to another. Also get involved because t will benefit you in the long run when it comes to recommendation letters.

    In three sentences

    It is such an amazing school, the environment is extremely welcoming and the Professors are amazing. There are so many resources for the students and there are activities going on every month, it is the most inviting and coziest school I have ever been to.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    student center usually active

    Food and Dining

    unhealthy

    Academic Rigor

    not that hard generally, but still dont underestimate

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to advisors, stay on top of everything

    In three sentences

    Decent school, great people, work hard and success is attainable

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have plenty of fun stuff to do at the campus. They have a game room and also fun clubs and activities.

    Food and Dining

    PBSC have a big cafeteria with delicious food. It’s very comfortable where you can watch T.V while eating.

    Dorm Life

    i don't have nothing to say about dorm life because i’ve never live in a campus before.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are rigorous, teachers expect students to actively explore, research, and solve complex problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    If sometimes you feel like you don't know what to do, the best option is to schedule an appointment with an advisor. They can be very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Classes are challenges, especially the math and science courses. Most professors want to ensure that each student is knowledgeable on a wide variety of topics. Average classes have about 23 students.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Every campus is provided with a great cafeteria and even a Duncan Donuts which helps for those early morning classes

    Dorm Life

    They only provide off campus living but they do whatever they can to help and make sure you have a place to stay.

    Academic Rigor

    the information that is provided is helpful so as far as your work goes stay focused and study for all test because some professors can be tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and do not be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great school with wonderful resources to help you get to where need to be in your college life. They have great counselors to help you, along with academic advisors, and multiple campuses to attend.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security guards are either old or out of shape. I fear what's going to happen if something real dangerous occurs

    Great for these types of students

    Older, who have children

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is located in the middle of a cane field in dangerous Belle Glade. That's all you need to know

    Bang for the buck

    If getting in, getting an education and going home is your primary reason for school than this is your school. If not, choose another campus.

    What to do for fun

    Go home

    Food and Dining

    The food is terrible and too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Decent academics, can't complain too much there

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to PBSC Lake Wort if possible, or to another school altogether.

    In three sentences

    PBSC Glades campus is a joke. While the faculty has some nice people, there is absolutely no atmosphere or passion toward school. There is a severe lack of school pride

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have emails sent to everyone about theft and anything that happens in the area. You can even sign up for emergency alerts on your phone. Safety will never be an issue. Not once have i heard of anything major happening.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have awesome clubs. For the studious, religious, and for the sports-like people.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities to do. Its just a matter of finding them whether religious or not there is always something.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good compared to many schools. It depends on what you like but they have a little of everything.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard the dorm life is pretty fair but I don't have any personal experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic life is pretty tough if you don't pay attention. However you should do just fine if you study and do as your professors say.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your serious about school and want to excel then you should consider Palm Beach State College, especially if your not sure on your major. It's better to treat it seriously than as a joke because if its just fun and games for you then your wasting your time. Palm Beach State is a good combination of both (Fun & Seriousness) but don't take it to any extreme.

    In three sentences

    The college is great for those who are undecided about their major. The school really helps and tries their best to help you succeed and figure out what you wan to do. It's also great if you want to do all four years there, especially since its relatively cheaper for the same education that you can get anywhere else.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe getting around the campus and haven't heard anything negative.

    Bang for the buck

    For students looking for a smaller college that has the rigor and quality of larger Universities, PBSC is worth a look.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in near both campuses. Day and nighttime activities are limitless.

    Food and Dining

    The local restaurants are awesome!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms so private housing is necessary.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is sufficient. I feel I'm acquiring information that will help me excel in my career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give yourselves plenty of time to park and get to class.

    In three sentences

    For the most part, I'm pleased with my experience at Palm Beach State College. The majority of my Professors seem genuinely interested in my success. The only down side is parking.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Be yourself

    Tips for prospective students

    Be informed

    In three sentences

    I believe PBSC can be better.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not bad, relatively speaking. A car was stolen from campus a couple of weeks ago.

    Great for these types of students

    In-state Florida residents who want to get a degree without much debt.

    Bang for the buck

    Average. Cheap, so if you can't afford a better education, it serves its purpose.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and organizations. The Duncan Theater

    Food and Dining

    stale Dunkin Donuts on campus. Bad food.

    Academic Rigor

    Meh. Most of it is busy work. Even the tough teachers just hand you a lot of work to keep you busy. And if there is material that is actively challenging, don't expect much help from your professors. Just had a VERY bad experience with the Math Dept and I will be filing a formal complaint as soon as the semester is over (it was implied that it could effect me badly if I put in a formal complaint before my grades were in. Nice, right?)

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take too many accelerated courses all at once. Especially not if you're working while you're in school Online courses are great if that's something you feel you could manage.

    In three sentences

    Cheap, with some decent courses. Having attended college before, I would not rate this school very high at all, but if you want to just do the basics and get a piece of paper this school is fine.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Student Activities Center Cafeteria Events around school

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 201

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Amazing!

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have great security.

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds of fun things to do. Latin dance classes, sumba classes, phi beta kappa and so on.

    Bang for the buck

    Haven't met a professor yet that wouldn't go the extra mile for me.

    What to do for fun

    Join the Math clubs. Awesome!

    Food and Dining

    There's all kinds of cheap places to eat at school and around the area.

    Dorm Life

    We have no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and really work your brain.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to see an academic advisor first, so you don't end up taking courses you don't need.

    In three sentences

    Professors who really know what they are teaching you.Easy to find your classrooms. Dunkin Donuts on campus.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple including(from what I know) the biology club and etc...

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a well diverse person and want to break away from the norm then PBSC is the place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    Most of all the teachers I have had I still talk to or plan on taking them again for a different class.

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple computer labs to kill time. There is also a game room to compete other students in sport games as well as Pool and Chess.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study hard and transition your life; it is not like high school were everything is baby-fed to you.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great learning environment. The professors there are wonderful and really know their material. It has a cozy-warm feeling that you feel safe and at home.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Palm Beach State College maintains security on all four main campuses during operating hours. The department consists of 55 trained, non-sworn personnel who maintain security and administrative operation of the department. Personnel assigned to the department conduct routine inspections of fire extinguishers, AEDs, and emergency phones. They respond to accidents and incidents on campus property. They handle the opening and closing of all campuses and manage hundreds of access control requests on a weekly basis for faculty. They work cooperatively with law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction on their campus to prevent and resolve criminal activity.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa Lake Worth Officer's Home Page. Check it out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Brain Bowl is an intercollegiate team competition utilizing curriculum-based questions generated by community college faculty throughout the State of Florida.Black Student Union (BSU)The purpose of BSU is to recognize and promote students of color at Palm Beach State College and promote interest among minority groups. Membership is open to all students.Faith Walkers Christian Fellowship The purpose of Faith Walkers is to provide students who have similar religious and or spiritual beliefs with an opportunity to fellowship in a non-denominational Christian atmosphere, and to meet the spiritual needs of the students of Palm Beach State. We have so many ....

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to express themselves and talent of art . Appropriate for journalism majors, as well as for all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Annual Student Exhibition is a showcase of artwork created by Palm Beach State College art students. The Beachcomber is an organization intended to unify our campus community. It is used as a medium to communicate information and express student opinion both generally and individually. The college paper is not just appropriate for journalism majors, it's appropriate for all students.

    Bang for the buck

    Guaranteed entry to FAU - Students graduating with A.A. degrees are guaranteed admission to FAU.Priority admissions to FAU - Provides smooth transition through the FAU admissions process that guarantees a quick admission decision. Plus, you would receive priority registration at FAU. Convenient classroom locations - FAU regional campuses located across south Florida: Boca Raton, Treasure Coast, Jupiter, and Broward County. Enriched academic advising - Students receive comprehensive on-site advising from both Palm Beach State College and FAU advisors.

    What to do for fun

    I love hanging out at the campus when they have free Jazz bands playing . Getting a cup of coffee and sitting by the water fountain and people watch. We also have what we call Club Rush here on campus, which allows all types of different music and entertainment .

    Food and Dining

    A new vendor promising to provide expanded and healthier food alternatives at the Palm Beach State College cafeterias is coming on board in June.The College has signed a contract with Atlanta-based Gourmet Services, Inc. to provide food services at the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses. Pepe James Café, which already has a contract for the food services in Belle Glade, will continue serving that campus.Gourmet Services, which has been in business for 37 years, will replace College Café. It was selected after a competitive bidding process that included input from College students and employees. It will begin offering its services June 18. Dunkin' Donuts will continue to be offered as an alternative at the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens campuses.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life available here on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I love a challenge and at times it can get tough. Especially when you have 2 essays due the same week as test, and you need to memorize all bones of the skull.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you retrieve a map of the campus, and always do a dry run of your classroom locations. This will allow you not to be late for classes.

    In three sentences

    The campus is extremely large . The architecture is lovely. There is always some type of activity going on.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student planing on getting a 2 year degree or greater should consider starting here.

    Bang for the buck

    You receive all of your transfer credits for a fraction of the price.

    What to do for fun

    It is located very close to many restaurants, movie theaters, and the beach.

    Food and Dining

    Has a small cafeteria and a dunkin donuts which is very popular.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes really aren't very tough as long as you put fourth minimal effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    The teachers are all pretty good for the most part and take advantage of the free study labs.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is very convenient and affordable for the student on a budget. The class sizes are small and help is easy to come by. Unfortunately, the classes can be a little too simple for the more advanced students.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Email alert or text alert go out to alert student of danger.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Serving residents of the western communities of Palm Beach County, the Belle Glade location opened in 1972. The permanent facility was built in 1977 and occupied

    Food and Dining

    The College Cafe strives to ensure that your guests have a very pleasant dining experience at our Boca Raton, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade campuses. Whatever your event - a breakfast meeting, a faculty luncheon, a retirement party or a special celebration of any sort, you will find that we offer fresh ingredients, creative preparations, elegant presentations and thoughtful service. We would be pleased to help you design a menu for your next event. For your convenience our catering menus are available online.

    Dorm Life

    Don't stay in dorm. Don't know much on dorm living

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor reflect how everyone thinks of culture collaboralation in personalized community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Integrally linked to the community through strong partnerships, the College provides associate and baccalaureate degrees, professional certificates, workforce development and lifelong learning.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College's mission is to create and sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment that provides a high-quality, accessible, affordable education, preparing students to contribute and compete ethically and successfully in a diverse global community.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Thats what i did! I started the first radio station for my school: Panther talk with the undergrad show.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small food court located in each campus, ive never actually ate there before!.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes youre taking the academic rigor varies.

    Tips for prospective students

    use http://www.ratemyprofessors.com when picking teachers and classes.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is an excellent school! Although it is mostly a two year school it offers an abundance of activities for all of its students. The teachers I've had in the past are all personable and willing to help you when in need.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always security guards driving around the campus to ensure safety.

    What to do for fun

    Palm Beach State has a wide variety of clubs as well as activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Although the cafeteria could provide more nutritious foods, they have excellent service as well as a variety of snacks.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Palm Beach State College.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Palm Beach State College could advance more in challenging their students. Some teachers only require you to memorize information, which does not promote critical thinking, a necessary element in academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise you to always be prepared and on time for class because it maximizes your learning ability. I would also suggest you get to know your professors. For example, if you have any questions or confusions on the material, don't be afraid to ask. When your professors see that you try, they will be more willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College continues to progress academically each year. It is apparent that most of the professors do their best to assist each student, while making the lectures interesting. Furthermore, the security is great.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Palm Beach State College is an open campus in Lake Worth, but many closed-in buildings are being built to make the College a safer place.

    Greek Life

    There isn't one.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many announcements are through the flyers that are put up around the school. So open your eyes when walking the halls.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who prefer to learn in a setting where there are no more than 30 students to a class room. Also it's easier to get in contact with your professors because they may have more time to talk to you than professors who teach in lecture halls who probably won't even remember your name.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is more than one campus so you can choose on closer to where you live, instead of driving further than necessary which saves you money on gas.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are much more affordable than most Colleges and Universities.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at Palm Beach State College, just look at flyers and stay posted.

    Food and Dining

    Many options; although most of the food is fried, there is a salad bar, and many other options throughout the entire campus.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask every question that comes to mind and make sure you take matters into your own hand, but always ask for assistance if you need any. Always take notes of what is said, not what's written.

    In three sentences

    There are many resources at this College. The campus is diverse at Palm Beach State College. Although many people don't engage in many forms of communication, they are willing to help you if you ask for assistance.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    yes always walking the grounds.

    Great for these types of students

    Paying for school on there own and people who have to work and go to school or who have familys.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the PBG Campus there is a nice gazebo with a pond.

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth it when you have to pay for every thing on your own.

    What to do for fun

    The student lounge it nice, they play movies and there is a ping pong table.

    Food and Dining

    They have Dunkin Doughnuts.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a must go if you can't go to an out of town college, also you might get a better learning experience with the small class sizes.

    In three sentences

    The school is great, its clean and close to home. The staff are helpful and friendly. The teachers are really there for their students and will help as much as they can.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Study, and definitly use any extra tutor labs when available.

    In three sentences

    I'm a dual enrolled student currently. Like all schools, you'll have your good and bad teachers. It's really depends on you and what you get out of the school.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    63 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I would like to participate in many club and activities, such as: drama club, school band.

    Food and Dining

    I will bring food with me any time needed.

    Dorm Life

    I WILL BE STAYING WITH MY PARENTS.

    Academic Rigor

    I will be major in Criminal Justice, RN, music, AND MORE!

    In three sentences

    I believe the school is awsome. I will be starting classes soon. However, I can't wait to see my future there

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are always police cars 24/7 to maintain full security all around the college.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs and activities of all type, you can get jobs with this college there are any type of academic clubs too like math, science, biology, engineer, labs etc.

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, willing to built a future, and focussed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every year they make different trips or cruises which i think are very unique and always fun!

    Bang for the buck

    here the prices are not as expensive as other colleges, they are very focussed on teaching a student not taking advantage. there are many loan programs and ways to handling the money part, all you have to do is tell your situation and they will be glad to help you.

    What to do for fun

    they always have fun activities, there is always a club to join or some how to help for a certain need. go to the academic building and just ask, thats all it takes.

    Food and Dining

    you can always find good food here, from a healthy salad to chip, theres sandwiches beagles drinks, a wide amount of options and venting machines.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life included.

    Academic Rigor

    palm beach state college demonstrates its academic rigor by the following: collaboration, personalized environment, shared mission, and on-going professional development.

    Tips for prospective students

    make their schedules on time, take advantage of the lab room which helps for tutoring free of cost.

    In three sentences

    palm beach college is a successful tool for your future. palm beach college is a firm base forwards your future. palm beach college has a great education level.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    There are many options to pay for college here. Financial aid is available and there is a student payment plan that even breaks down your payments to monthly payments.

    What to do for fun

    Student activities has so much to offer for anyone. Be sure to check it out.

    Food and Dining

    I'm on the Boca Raton campus and the food there is great ******

    Tips for prospective students

    The school's web site is the one stop shop you'll need.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is one of a kind. I work and study here, and it is providing me with what I need to moved ahead in my field of study. The perfect first step on the ladder I would say.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    people that need to take a few classes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not really

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap!

    What to do for fun

    Library and on campus!

    Food and Dining

    great!

    Dorm Life

    I live here

    Tips for prospective students

    Use rate-my-professor.com Arrive early Study study study!

    In three sentences

    Pretty decent faculty. Nice campus. Great parking/

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They constantly have campus security patrolling the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for healthcare students.

    Bang for the buck

    It is the most reasonable price in the area.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of activities you can do with the college and get involved. You will meet alot of your fellow classmates and have fun at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    The college has several places you can eat at on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm so I don't know about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes have a lot of information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your books before the class starts. Be respectful towards others and the teacher. Make friends whenever possible.

    In three sentences

    It is easy to sign up for classes. The teachers are personable and helpful. The classes prepare you for what you need to know in a careeer.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Beer depot is around the corner. They have the best selection on craft beers. Friday nights the tiki bar opens up and they play live music while sipping on the best beers in town.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before signing up for a class, check the ratemyprofessor.com website

    In three sentences

    Campus is close enough to tri rail and other public transportation locations. College is clean and has a nice contemporary look. College has plenty of good professors.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the Gardens campus fitness center.

    Bang for the buck

    Best knowledge for a reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    I thoroughly enjoyed playing on the flag football team and I look forward to playing again.

    Food and Dining

    Dunkin Donuts!!!!!!!!!!

    Dorm Life

    Although PBSC does not have a dorm life, the campuses are close enough to home that commuting isn't detrimental.

    Academic Rigor

    Vivacious!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely stay for you first two years and gain as much knowledge as possible. It is more than worth it.

    In three sentences

    One of the most helpful and student oriented colleges I have attended. The motive to help in this school is an understatement. NO STUDENT LEFT BEHIND.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    PBSC HAS ALOT OF SECURITY THAT'S KEEP OUR CAMPUS SAFETY ALL THE TIME.

    Great for these types of students

    PBSC IS GREAT SCHOOL FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY WISELY.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WE DON'T HAVE ANY UNUSUAL TRADITIONS IN PBSC.

    What to do for fun

    WE HAVE MANY CLUBS AT PALM BEACH STATE. YOU CAN GET IN ONE OF OUR CLUB THAT YOU MUST INTERESTED IN, INCLUDING SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

    Food and Dining

    WE HAVE A DUNKIN DONUT AND EACH OF OUR FOUR CAPMUSES INCLUDING ANOTHER COMPANY THAT'S MAKE FOOD.

    Dorm Life

    PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE DOESN'T HAVE DORM.

    Academic Rigor

    WE DON'T ANY ACADEMIC REGOR IN PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE.

    Tips for prospective students

    I WOULD RECOMAND ANY STUDENT THAT'S GRADUATE HIGH IN PALM COUNTY TO GO THERE BEFORE SHE/HE GOES TO UNIVERSITY BECAUSE CLASS IS WAY CHEAPER. WE HAVE FOUR CAMPUS.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE, IS A GREAT COMMUNITY SCHOOL THAT OFFER MANY OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT. CLASSES ARE VERY CHEAPER HERE, AND THE ENVIROMENT IS VERY ENTUSIAMS.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit and constantly patrolled by security guards.

    Greek Life

    None that I am aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs to become involved with at Palm Beach State.

    Great for these types of students

    Palm Beach State is great for students who want to stay at or close to home. It saves money while giving you the same academics as the bigger universities. It is also a great school for students who want a more personal academic experience because classes are typically smaller. The campus is small and easily accessible for students who are not ready for the huge campus life at other larger universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sitting outside on the picnic benches at this beautiful campus seems to be the thing to do while between classes. People socialize and study in the shade of the many trees.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending Palm Beach State prior to a four year university will save you money while obtaining an education comparable to the Universities.

    What to do for fun

    Because Palm Beach State is located next door to FAU, attending their sporting events etc. is easy. Also the college is located about fifteen minutes away from a fabulous mall and the beach. There are several places to go to have fun! Boomers is located about twenty minutes away and offers miniature golf, bumper boats, a large ardace and twenty movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    Palm Beach State has a cafeteria and the food is decent.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus. To my knowledge there are no dorms at Palm Beach State College.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Palm Beach State are rigorous in that professors expect you to be in class and take your studies seriously. Courses often expect you to think out of the box and use the knowledge you are gaining in class to relate to life. Thoughtfulness and participation are also expected here from the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on attending Palm Beach State, be sure to have all of your necessary paperwork in order before going to the admissions office. Calling prior to registering will ensure that you have all of the information you need to proceed smoothly. Apply for financial aid as soon as you know that you will be attending Palm Beach State. Award letters take a long time to receive and you want to be able to pay for your classes without out of pocket expenses, hopefully! As soon as you know who your professor is, make contact with them to introduce yourself and confirm the textbook(s) you will need for the course, some professors choose alternate textbooks and you will waste money and time if you do not double check. Go to class! Missing classes, even one, will put you behind quickly. If you must miss a class, let the professor know in advance if possible. Also, be sure to exchange phone numbers between yourself and other classmates so you can get any announcements, such as a canceled class, project due dates, and to get copies of any notes missed.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State college is a beautiful smoke free campus, with an abundance of shade trees and picnic tables. The admissions and financial aid offices are efficient and helpful, the staff is extremely knowledgeable answering unlimited questions without long waits. The professors at Palm Beach State are organized, concerned and communicative, always responding promptly to queries from their students.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Although it is a State college it may feel as if it was a high school, so concentration is the key

    In three sentences

    It is overall a productive school and looks out for the well being of their students. Some classes cater to their students needs, which brings a high school feeling, something i don't encourage

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have student activities building, but I haven't been there yet. I was told they have fun things to do in there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of their library because they have pretty much everything you need and is a quiet place to study, they even have study rooms.

    In three sentences

    I like Palm Beach State College because they provide all the sources I need. The advisers are very helpful and helped me pick out the classes I need for my AA. On my breaks, I always go to the library and study; it is the most peaceful place there.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are pretty amazing. They know what they are teaching and willing to help you understand the topic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students are very knowledgeable And do help you with whatever is needed.

    In three sentences

    The price for a class, you can't beat. Class sizes are perfect, just enough students like feel like you are one on one with the teacher, but you have peer opinions.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    good

    Greek Life

    decent

    Clubs and Activities

    student club and greek life

    Great for these types of students

    give them a college sense still

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    continuing education building in the back

    Food and Dining

    decent

    Academic Rigor

    I think the academic difficulty is up to par with the level of the class ****

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on rate your professor dot com before taking certain teachers here. Some may be too foreign and difficult to understand.

    In three sentences

    It has a great sense of strong education giving its level of college. It takes pride in it's students and curriculum. Extremely diverse school both student wise but also class wise, it has an immense selection of degree paths/

  • 07/21/2012

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

    76 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's security located in all offices and roaming in the parking lots as well.

    What to do for fun

    You can join a sport or clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There's a cafeteria and a Dunkin Donuts

    Dorm Life

    No dorms its a community college

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time to class and know your way around the campus.

    In three sentences

    Very organized. Energetic professors eager to teach. Safe environment.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun there are always campus events around campus where different club organizations speads information pertaining to certain topics that are relevant to students. The Duncan theater also have movie showings that they do periodically throughout the year. Some students just enjoy sitting around the courtyard with friends and colleagues and just socialize.

    Food and Dining

    Donwntown Lake Worth have great dining and is just minutes away from the college. There are also fast food restaurants in the area where students hang out in between classes. The best food locations by far would be found downtown Lake Worth or downtown Boynton Beach.

    Dorm Life

    Palm Beach State College does not offer dorm living.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers expect for you to put forth your best before they give exceptions to assignment requirement. Teachers take assignments deadlines very seriously and do not assign make up work without documentation as to why you missed the deadline. Academics and grades is a major part of student life at Palm Beach State college and shouldn't be taken lightly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have all your paperwork in order prior to registration. (i.e previous school transcripts, test scores). Have a clear idea of what you want to study to eliminate taking unnecessary classes. Start making your g.p.a a priority as soon as you start your first set of classes.

    In three sentences

    Student life is full of excitement. Student Service Reps are very helpful. most of the teachers are passionate about what they are teaching.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards patrolling 24/7!

    Greek Life

    Not at PBSC!

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many but you can sure find the perfect match for you!

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to meet people then thats the place hot girls and honest people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I know of for noww

    Bang for the buck

    Has to go to PBSC if money is the biggest issue, cool people there too so dont worry about bad people there, they are just there for a degree!

    What to do for fun

    Meet people!!!!!!! College is for that so enjoy!!!

    Food and Dining

    Dont really like food from public places but if you need a snack or something to make you feel better then I recommend trying the cafeteria, good food!! Props

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm but if it did it would be awesommeeeeee!!

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers and great staff, counselours, advisors....thumbs up to all!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus, you will find a wide variety of people of different ethnicity.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is an excellent option if you are trying to save money and at the same time seeking a good education with educated professors and an honorable staff that helps you out for the best!

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    79 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The activity center is open for everyone attending the campus. Its a variety of games to play there. You will never get Board.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fresh and cooked everyday.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are confused about your major the college career center is the best way to help you figure out what is best for you.

    In three sentences

    Its a great opportunity for students who honor there education. Advice from adviser guided you through a smooth transition to help you purse your intended major. the best college yet.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 201

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College gives students a great opportunity for completing their degrees. Great campus, professors and awesome programs are offered. I'm very pleased with my experience.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security every where. emergency alert systems through campus intercom and text

    Dorm Life

    I'm off campus so i couldn't tell you about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good professors. Might be a few who need to retire but other then that better than the rest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus. Don't let the outside word ruin your education.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great school to complete your degree. the majority of the professors attend to students needs during class and after. If I had to rate Palm Beach state from 1-10 I'd have to say 9.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have great security and there's always guards driving around securing the parking lots.

    Greek Life

    I'm not sure about the greek life on the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer a club for everyone, if not you can create your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Flexible, students that work full time, and part time students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a few trails and gardens that are good for clearing your head.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is affordable but the books and school supplies are EXTREMELY over priced. Make sure to rent your books from a local bookstore or you'll pay double.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations to join and they offer many events such as beach clean ups, BBQ's, etc.

    Food and Dining

    For students taking classes in the evenings there are not many choices for finding food on campus. It sucks that we pay the same tuition but do not receive the same benefits.

    Dorm Life

    Palm Beach State College does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    So far all the classes I've had provide me with the challenge I need to do well in my other classes and to excel and work towards a greater GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get a tour of the campus and all the programs and facilities that are provided.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is great college. It has 4 conveniently located campuses, affordable tuition, and offers a great atmosphere.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Our school does not have a meal plan but there is a variety of affordable food. If you choose not to eat any of the food on campus then there are many restaurants in the surrounding area where you can dine from and some give student discounts.

    Dorm Life

    My college does not have dorms because it is a state college, but there are off campus apartments in the surrounding areas.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not get a GPA that is under a 2.0 you will lose many scholarships and for the best chance of transferring to any other school you will want to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher. But all the professors are very caring they want you to pass and do good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some successful tips for any prospective student is make your class schedule around the times that best suite you and if you need any advice talk to your advisor they are there to help you through college.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a good college for students to attend who does not want to go off for school and who is on a budget. Palm Beach State has affordable tuition and good professors who teaches to the best of their ability.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I don't spend anytime on campus (except when I am in class) to really know.

    Food and Dining

    They have a Dunkin Donuts which is open all day and night.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in a dorm so I can not reply.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough. As long as you do your work, pay attention and STUDY... You will do great!

    Tips for prospective students

    BE ORGANIZED!!!!

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a fantastic school that offers so much to all of its students. The professors that they have are extreamly helpful and informative. They have a night program for the working person which is very helpful.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can join different clubs that the school offers, especially SGA they are always looking for people to join, they are friendly and kind.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is alright could be better.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic work is somewhat challenging. it depends on what you take and what professor you take.

    In three sentences

    Palm beach State College is a good college because the teachers are very helpful. The tutors they have in the lab make sure you understand the concept of the specific subject. The campus is always clean.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    86 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    College activities, games, dances, alot of college events in area.

    Food and Dining

    La granja, Don ramons.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use rate my professor to choose your teachers. Its very helpful.

    In three sentences

    They have great professors. Friendly and helpful staff. Student body is very helpful.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are many places to buy food around the school.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with my parents.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and helpful.

    In three sentences

    The class size is ok. Labs should have more suplies to perform all experiments listed in lab manuals.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I don't usually hang around the campus, I go home to my family. I won't be able to comment on this subject.

    Food and Dining

    Who could live without Dunkin Donuts!!!! Yum!

    Academic Rigor

    I think, as in most schools, Palm beach state requires you to do your work. As long as you apply yourself you should have no problems. I have ever had any problems with any teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out all the services Palm beach state college has to offer; it makes it a lot easier.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State college is a nice school. I am learning how to utilize all the student services they have to make my experience a little easier. Everyone whom I have dealt with so far has been very helpful and pleasant.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a student lounge with ping pong and different games. A wellness center.

    Food and Dining

    There is a dunkin donuts on campus but that is it.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized, and don't mess around. Stay focused

    In three sentences

    Very inexpensive. Easy to apply and get in. Good professors.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Lake Worth Campus is quite safe thanks both to 24 hour patrolling security and an on-site police academy.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and daily events are posted through email or on boards throughout the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who don't have a lot of school funding or who have to complete college on their own without familial help.

    Bang for the buck

    Palm Beach State College is very affordable, if you are within in-state residency perimeters.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and events held year round.

    Food and Dining

    The campus provides it's own cuisine within the campus grounds; but as far as truly sustaining meals, it's a bit lacking.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is very dependent on the classes you take. Honor and high-level classes are available to those who meet the requirements, while basic classes are also available to those just starting out.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great tip I have for prospective students is to take tours of the campus. The college is quite large, and it's easy to miss a helpful facility.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great place to start. There are many advisors that help students to move along their intended academic path. A variety of programs are available, each that can be made flexible to a work or family schedule.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As none of the college branches are particularly large, they are easily and routinely patrolled by campus security. There are very few dark or secluded coves or corners on these campuses where crime could easily flourish. The campuses are well lit and monitored with surveillance cameras as well.

    Greek Life

    While most of the Greek organizations are active and available at PBSC, Phi Theta Kappa is the most encompassing and relevant to further upper level studies. Not only do they routinely host academic and intellectual programs and events, but they regularly organize recreational and social events off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    While this state college offers access to most clubs and activities that other state colleges do, as a very ethnically diverse area, there are more multicultural and ethnic oriented clubs and activities at PBSC than the average state college.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all students who want a best buy in quality education. It's great for all those who crave lot's of year round sunshine. It's great for those who want guaranteed assurance of being accepted as a transfer student into one of Florida's highly rated universities for Bachelor or Master degree study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Palm Beach Gardens campus is diagonally across the street from two major and high end shopping areas, with movie theaters, where many students find part time employment. The Boca Raton campus is immediately adjacent to, and within walking distance to Florida Atlantic University. This makes taking classes at both schools simultaneously easy, and requires no living condition changes if transferring from one to the other. Also, PBSC students at the Boca Raton campus have immediate access to the far superior FAU campus food, dining and other services.

    Bang for the buck

    The open air and rambling layout of the campuses afford one the opportunity to catch a breath of fresh air and a bit of sunlight in between classes. Being in Southeast Florida saves one the expense of buying heavy winter clothing. While academic standards are high, the atmosphere is utterly casual and friendly. All locations are strategically positioned near the interstate, major shopping and affordable residential areas.

    What to do for fun

    With all campuses strategically located in Southeast Florida, the social and natural activity options are state of the art for subtropical areas. There is an endless array of night life options. The water and fishing sports are immediately accessible and affordable. Shopping spans the spectrum of styles and price ranges. School offers most of the classic sport activities and there is a student lounge, recreation area and gym. There are numerous academic and public service groups, clubs, and organizations to join and participate in.

    Food and Dining

    While food and dining is simplistic, it is wholesome and good value. There is a Dunkin Doughnuts insuring a steady supply of good coffee.

    Dorm Life

    They do not offer on campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor and strictness vary with individual professors, as it does at all colleges. However, even they're online courses are very demanding and exacting, with little forgiveness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Their online resources are a treasure, offering many classes and exceptional library and research features.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College provides a high quality education with a high ratio of PhD professors. Their multiple locations and online study options afford great geographical convenience and ease. It also offers one of the lowest tuition of most state colleges, yet it is regionally accredited and their credits readily transfer out.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. From my experience there has been nothing that seemed odd or unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for those who don't like to go to big universities with many people. The classrooms are normal and hold up to 30 students. The environment is safe and it is the perfect place for those who are still undecided about their careers.

    Bang for the buck

    You definetley get your moneys worth and there are is a lot of financial aid for students. Although sometimes it takes several weeks for you to get financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    My hobbies are acting and participating in theatrical arts whenever I have the opportunity to. I like spending time with my siblings especially since I have a new baby brother. I like hanging out with my friends going to the movies and just having a nice time.

    Food and Dining

    There is only one cafeteria on campus. There is a Dunkin Donuts that offers many discounts for the students throughout the year. There are much drink variety and the food is decent at times. They sell cooked meals and sandwiches that I honestly have never tasted but they don't look so bad.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that are easy to pass if all the work is done but here are others that are very challenging and require a lot of time outside the classroom for studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise that you enjoy the college experience to the best of your ability. Concentrate on your grades and don't take college for granted. It is not like high school there are students here from many different ages and it is not a place to be immature. People who attend this college are serious about their education as well as the professors are serious about their jobs.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a small state college where many people feel at home. It is a very safe environment and is helpful for many students transition from high school to a university. It is certaintly a good place to start if one is not ready for a big University right out of high school.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty Safe at the Gardens Campus..Don't look for safety at the Lake Worth campus.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities the college offers that fits each student!

    Great for these types of students

    Focused students who want to become successful in life!

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for!

    What to do for fun

    For fun go to any events or activities the college offers each semester.

    Food and Dining

    The food offer at the campus is OK other than Dunk in Donuts .

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    If you're looking for a challenge apply to the Honors College.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip I can give is your responsible for your grade do the work go to the Student Learning Center and meet with your professors outside of class daily.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is prepares their students to how to be successful in PBSC and any other higher education institution. Palm Beach State offers students 4 different campuses throughout the county so students are close to home and comfort. Also, PBSC provides free tutors in ALL subjects that will help you pass your classes!

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and activities that go on on campus just about every week. One just has to pay attention to whats being held on what day and you should never get board.

    Food and Dining

    Because I commute to school everyday, I usually drive home to eat. The food in the cafeteria isnt too bad, but its not out of this world either. However, there is a dunkin doughnuts on campus, so I guess it balances out.

    Dorm Life

    I cant say anything about dorm life because I live close to the college and commute everyday. Although i dont think there are any dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The academic difficulty really depends on ones ability to comprehend the material. I find that most professors do a very good job at portraying the class material to their students. Fortunately, there are also many resources for students who just dont seem to understand and need extra help.

    In three sentences

    I find this to be a wonderful learning instatution. The faculty is both very friendly and helpful in their respective jobs. I can surely say that attending this college was one of the best decisions of my academic career.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    95 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth it compared to going to Fau. I originally went to Fau and had to get advising from palm beach state! So it's worth it! The school ( well at least the nursing department) is a lot better then fau

    What to do for fun

    Study, hang out with friends and go to the new gym

    Food and Dining

    Campus life is campus life.

    Dorm Life

    No real dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are good. Just listen and read the reviews on ratemyprofessor.com

    Tips for prospective students

    The counselor are your greatest asset, they will guide you in the right direction at every turn. Never take a class you don't need or don't have to take, it's not worth it in the end! It will lower your gpa! Stay on track and focused!

    In three sentences

    It's a growing school that is better at advising then the local university's. The classrooms are smaller so it makes learning easier and similar to high school. Most of the teachers are passionate about what they are teaching and will go out of their way to make sure you understand.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    For in-state students, the prices of classes are easy to work with and there is financial aid available for those who want to learn but need the help!

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs to join, people to meet, and great student lounges to relax until your next class!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on the Palm Beach State College campuses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes were very enjoyable and there are many tutors to help you without costing you a penny! As well as many clubs that you can surely find to fit your interest and meet many with like minds!

    In three sentences

    Very clean and lovely environment to be around. I have attended the Palm Beach State College campus in Palm Beach Gardens and it was a great college experience. The professors were patient and understanding and the classmates were always a hoot!

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are numerous clubs and society in addition to a game room

    Food and Dining

    there is a dunkin donuts on campus along with the regular cafeteria food

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    do not get sucked into the fashion hype certain students exude, just go to classes and do the assignment and you will be okay.

    In three sentences

    it has a diverse set of students, teachers who love to teach and a great atmosphere over all. Most classes are conducive to learning. finally, their library system is very student friendly.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always on the prowl and leaving notes in the hallways to remind you of safety precautions. They also send you friendly e-mails. Their number is pasted above every door in every classroom, just in case. The Security is really nice too!

    Clubs and Activities

    This school has about any club you can think of. You're definitely bound to find something that interests you!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are paying for college themselves. I myself am one of these students. I have to work almost full time in order to be able to save up for my future years in college. The school offers a lot of financial aid, plus the tuition is amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    I really enjoy all my classes. With my biggest class of 30 and smallest class of 15, theres always an easy way to make yourself known in the class. Every teacher I've had really wants to be there to help their students so they can succeed in whatever they want to do.

    What to do for fun

    Joining clubs! Its a great way to meet new people who like the same things you do!

    Food and Dining

    I personally have not attended the cafeteria, however I have heard great things. They always try to have the best food available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be afraid to talk to a teacher after class, they are always there to help you!

    In three sentences

    I love Palm Beach State! People of all ages come here to learn and get their degrees, from brilliant and passionate teachers. Did I mention how great the tuition is?

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus Safety is very important here in the college. When coming here they have security going around to looking for any unusual incidents that may occur. They also tell the students here their number if they need to call them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always a great time in the clubs and activities. It is always a great way to met people and interact with them. Especially, when this college gives out free food and music and painting. You always have an awesome time.

    What to do for fun

    In Palm Beach State College there is alot of activites and clubs to join for fun. There is the science clubs, math club, SGA, criminal justice, etc. Every club has a fun activities to do and it always great to participate. Volunteering is a great activity here also because you interact with the students and you are giving back to the community.

    Food and Dining

    The food here are good but it is hard to find a place to sit down and enjoy your food. There is limited of seats to find in the dining room.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly, I am not sure about the dorm life here in Palm Beach State since i do not live in a dorm. I can not rate it.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not experience any academic rigor, i can not rate it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking in Palm Beach state is very hard to find. The best way to find parking is coming at least an half an hour before class starts. Also, when coming into the lab, you have to make an appointment to see a tutor and tell them what specific topic you need help with.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is great way to be close to home but it a different experience once you are here on the campus and in the classes. This college has great tutors to help you in subjects but are limited to every student that goes there. Finally, this college has a great method to get in touch with the professors to discuss about a specific topic they learn in class.

  • 09/27/2012

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

    100 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with friends

    Food and Dining

    Money will be provide for me to take care if myself, as regards to food.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living in a dorm room.

    Academic Rigor

    My eagerness to do well academically is very high and I feel very confident about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be diligent in your study's and keep your priorities straight.

    In three sentences

    Helpful, Affordable , and Supportive

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Palm Beach State College has their own Campus Security center with their own security officers watching the parking lot and campus area constantly, in addition to the surveillance cameras. The college also has the sheriff and law enforcement training center at the campus which makes it safer.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hispanic Club Biology Club Black Student Union Christian Fellowship Computer Club Creative Writers Alliance Dental Assisting Student Association Design Club Disciples on Campus EMS (Paramedic) Club Future Educators of America Film Club Gay-Straight Alliance Health and Fitness Club Health Information Managament Jumpstart Jump Rope Club Kiskeya Club Math Club Music Club Medical Assisting Club New Media Club Nursing Student Association Palm Beach State College Players Phi Beta Lambda Philosophy Club Phi Theta Kappa Student American Dental Hygiene Association Student for International Understanding Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society Student Government Association Students Working For Equal Rights Veteran's Student Union Young Americans of Freedom

    Great for these types of students

    Palm Beach State College is affordable and very convenient. If you reside in Florida and wish to complete an A.A., A.S., or even a Bachelor's Degree for a reasonable price this is the college you should attend. Their campuses are located in Belle Glade, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth and Boca Raton. They also offer financial aid and a variety of scholarship opportunities. If you have a busy work schedule, the college also offers students the opportunity not to fall back in their learning with their online courses. Through the Blackboard, which is the online tool the college uses to teach off campus students, everyone can participate in online class discussions, as you would in a classroom.

    What to do for fun

    There is a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs that the student can join at the college and have fun. Also, at the same time that students are having fun they get an opportunity to meet their peers and learn of opportunities for their future. Through their International Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa, you are given the opportunity to participate in field trips and community service activities which I consider fun since they are hands on events where you collaborate in improving your community and giving your support for good causes. The college also incorporated fitness centers in the campuses which gives every student the benefit to go to a gym for free and be close to their classrooms at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    All of Palm Beach State College's campuses have cafeterias serving quite a variety of options. The food is nothing fancy; it just ranges from chicken sandwiches to pizza. They do implement healthy eating choices such as cut fruit, yogurt, and salads. In the Lake Worth campus they offer Dunkin' Donuts for donut and coffee lovers. I personally have visited the Lake Worth and Boca Raton campus cafeteria; Lake Worth dining area does get very crowded at certain times of the day, but what is convenient I believe is that they have a small computer lab where you can also choose to sit and do your research or homework. There is plenty of space where to seat and eat comfortably. The campus cafeteria at Boca Raton is pleasant as well and what I enjoy the most is that in addition to the computer area, they also have a game room inside where you can play pool table among other games; thus, if you are stressed out about some issue you can just enter that room and play with a friend and relax.

    Dorm Life

    No dormitories at the college.

    Academic Rigor

    Palm Beach State College perseveres in providing its students with the right tools for achieving their academic goals. They challenge pupils with their honors courses and programs such as: the nursing, professional pilot, radiography, dental, business administration, among other programs. One of the institution�s goals is implementing leadership skills in the lives of all of its students through their courses and with its honors society: Phi Theta Kappa. PBSC encourages students to build their leadership skills, and put these skills to the test in speech and leadership development class. Lastly, but most importantly are the professors; they are very knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to teaching and above all are critical thinking enthusiasts especially if you are enrolled in honors courses. It does not matter which degree you are pursuing, if an AS, AA or a Bachelor's Degree, every student gets to experience the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all of your core courses in the college such as math, English, and literature try to attend the English and math lab; there they will help you personally by explaining to you the solution to your problem. Also, in their English lab they assist you with revising your essay projects. Their academic labs help you improve your grammar skills, researching knowledge and much more. The Student Center at the college often has workshops running for students who want to improve their writing in resume, in research papers and so on. Take advantage of all the resources and tools that PBSC provides you with and you will succeed in your classes and accomplish your academic goals.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College provides you with the adequate tools to succeed in accomplishing your goals. The college offers convenient schedules for all of the classes and benefits students that are not able to attend the campus because of work hours, with their online courses. All of PBSC campuses enable students to do great in their courses thanks to their workshops, math and English center and much more.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 201

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    PBSC is a good school for kids who want to start college on a simple note. Class sizes are on average about 20 kids and courses are taken in classrooms, not auditoriums. I enjoy going to school here, people are friendly, respectful, and helpful with one another.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    103 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Almost everyday there are events going on but either or that you can always head over to the Activity Lounge

    Tips for prospective students

    It's fun but there are no dorms but there are apartments available around the campus.

    In three sentences

    I'll rate the college an 9 and a half. It's cheap there are courses that are offered that no universities have.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    104 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    PBSC holds lots of social gatherings through clubs and different organizations. I encourage anyone to go to meet new people on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is average nothing special just your average college caferteria.

    Dorm Life

    It's a total commuters school and there is no dorm life whatsoever at this college. There are ways to meet people through different clubs and social gatherings.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the work isn't too hard as long as you put in the effort such as studying and doing your homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your resources such as the tutoring at the math lab and the career advising center.

    In three sentences

    My experience with PBSC has been positive. The teachers for the most part are wonderful and it's really great for people who work and go to school.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    105 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth every penny; you get the same education for low prizes.

    What to do for fun

    Joining activities such as the Phi Theta Kappa and SGA is a great way to make new friends and it looks great on your resume.

    Food and Dining

    Dunkin' Donuts is just around the corner.

    Dorm Life

    There really isn't any dorms at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't underestimate the professors in the science field; they are about as rigorous as any college professors at major universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Select your class as soon as possible, don't settle for the left overs. Review your professors at ratemyprofessors.com, make sure you get a good one that you'll feel comfortable with. Take advantage of the facilities such as the gym, they're free!

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College has a gym that's clean enough to use and get fit and perhaps meet new people. Despite of the small size, there are still various activities and clubs to join. They have top-notch proffesors!

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the number for security is posted everywhere on the campus, and the security are very helpful and supportive.

    Great for these types of students

    laid-back, easygoing students

    Bang for the buck

    PBSC helped me pay for school with a President's scholarship

    What to do for fun

    The college offers lots of activities such as karaoke nights, clubs, and heritage festivals for student enjoyment.

    Food and Dining

    There's a Dunkin' Donuts on campus.

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college, you commute.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at PBSC ease the transition from high school to college.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a lot different from high school. Don't overwhelm yourself, but getting involved is fun.

    In three sentences

    The College is a very nice environment, fostering caring relationships with professors and students. Everyone is willing to help whenever called upon. I would highly recommend beginning your college education at Palm Beach State.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    black student union, key club and more

    What to do for fun

    They have a game room, and a workout gym.

    In three sentences

    Its the best place to be when events happen. Its close to home. It has great teachers, and the best atmosphere for educational students.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    108 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food was alright.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm. It's a commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt like I learned nothing

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't attend this school if you believe you have a future with a great salary.

    In three sentences

    I was very displeased with how all the students were very unmotivated, which of course unmotivated me. There are only a few professors that were actually worth attending PBSC. There are more attendance rules at this LOCAL COMMUNITY college then at a actual university.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    109 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    its ok, not special.

    Greek Life

    greek life is non existed

    Clubs and Activities

    very good clubs , lots of activity

    What to do for fun

    flirt.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT TAKE ANY ONLINE CLASSES.AT ALL!!!

    In three sentences

    it is big. it is active. it is fun.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    110 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    This college has s small cafeteria available for students.

    Dorm Life

    This college does not have dorms.

    In three sentences

    This college overall is a great institute to attend. First off, it is very close to home, and I do not have to drive so far. This college is affordable compared to universities, I would recommend this college to anyone.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    111 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Studied

    Food and Dining

    I never ate on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Study Study! And rent your textbooks!

    In three sentences

    I have been attending Palm Beach State College for the past two years. Not only is this college convenient but it is affordable. The professors are amazing.

  • 11/05/2012

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

    112 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There a security guards watching all day.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wellnest/fitness center that offers nutritional tips, fitness classes, and strength training with an instructor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Boca Raton campus is on the FAU campus, so if a student plans to transfer to FAU, they will already be familiar with the area.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is affordable and many student at FAU prefer to take classes at Palm Beach State because it is cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. There are a variety of clubs to choose from and joining multiple can prove beneficial.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a cafeteria, and various vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms or housing available on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, it is best to apply for classes as early as possible and to check a professor's rating at ratemyprofessor.com.

    In three sentences

    The school is inexpensive compared to other colleges. Since it is located on FAU campus, it offers a great opportunity to transfer after obtaining an AA degree. The school gets a 4 out of 5 because it is offers on campus and e-learning, which makes it convenient for students that need flexibility for class scheduling.

  • 11/15/2012

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

    113 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    so many club and traveling sport to play

    Food and Dining

    food is good we even have a dd in there

    Tips for prospective students

    Anything you need the have labs were u find tutor to help you on any kind of subject for free

    In three sentences

    It is the best school ever friendly and helpful love it

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    114 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There could be more lighting around the school for the night hours, and while there is campus security, I'd really like to see more security officers around.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a large amount of clubs now, but if you can't see a club that you like, then starting a club is easy enough. There is always some activity or another being hosted at the school though and that's always great.

    Great for these types of students

    Both people wanting to be active in many clubs or those who maybe just want to go through their classes and be done

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't really know of any, but I know one time I had gotten flash mobbed by a club while in the cafeteria.

    Bang for the buck

    As long as you know what you want and what you're getting, you're golden.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs to join from the Creative Writing Alliance to the Gay-Straight Alliance. The school also offers many activities for students to participate in such as food drives, field days, and other projects to get students involved.

    Food and Dining

    All of the cafeteria staff are the most friendly people there, and the food is pretty great too.

    Dorm Life

    None, considering there aren't dorms on campus. However, it would be an interesting addition if the campus was large enough, and hopefully it would be inexpensive.

    Academic Rigor

    When you get the right teacher, they are challenging, but at the same time extremely satisfying to take in regards to a course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out your classes and get them as early as you can: especially in regards to the math and science classes, the good teachers go fast.

    In three sentences

    It's turning into a larger campus, but with all the activities and clubs it still feels very tight-nit. The staff are very friendly and most are good teachers. Its biggest downfall is probably the lack of more Master's programs and dorms.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    115 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a tremendous amount of security at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to get involved in. I unfortunately do not have the time being a mom and carrying a 6-course load.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always something going on in front of the Bookstore.

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure your choose your professors carefully by using Rate my Professor.

    What to do for fun

    Fishing and racing!

    Food and Dining

    Dunkin Donuts on campus is very pleasant.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read your syllabus and follow carefully. Never get behind on your homework. Always try and stay ahead of what is due. Believe in yourself; anything is achievable!

    In three sentences

    Starting college at the age of 48 has been a tremendous experience at Palm Beach State College. It has been most rewarding and uplifting. The atmosphere and professors have made me thrive; earning 48 credits since January!

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    116 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There's something for any kind of student!

    What to do for fun

    Join Luis and participate in the campus activities there is always something going on during the week.

    Food and Dining

    Never been to the cafe but I her it's fun and the food is great!

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers really care and there're small class sizes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involve with the activities at the school. Vist your guidance consular and career center to get all the advice you can get.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to earn your AA degree and complete your first 2yrs of college without paying State University prices. The classes are smaller and it seems like every teacher's intention is to help you pass. Overall it's South FL goto community college!

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    117 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has drills every so often to keep the students informed of what to do should different states of emergencies arise and the school has security guards. I don't ever feel unsafe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    The school has tons of clubs to choose from if you;re looking to get into extracurricular activities and these club are very fun and since it's college, the environment is very lively so you won't feel left out even if you're the shy type.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the school isn't top of the line but it's still pretty however I find that the food sold there can be a little overpriced

    Dorm Life

    This campus has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very helpful and will try to the best of their abilities to help you with any concepts you may not understand. Additionally there a study labs that you can go to and receive free tutoring for any homework you may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what degree you wish to attend and if you don't, I would highly recommend seeing an academic adviser before you begin registering for class. Register early if or on time for the school if you can because applying late may result in you having a limited selection of classes available to take. Listen your professors, be on time and keep up the communication with the professors if things come up and you'll be be a okay.

    In three sentences

    The college is very stress free. The academic advisers are there to help you every step of the way in order to guide you in the right direction of where you need to go. The student body there is very friendly and everyone is always looking to meet new people.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    118 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    nothing

    Food and Dining

    to expensive

    Dorm Life

    stay at home

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard

    In three sentences

    it is a good school

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    119 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I do thing my money is spent because when you get things cheap you get the cheap things that go along with it.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria isn't great very unclean and the food isn't that good.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't hard but you do want to have teachers that will help you become a better student and understand what you will be learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have knowledge on how this college is. Know what classes that are offered there and search professor quality.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State is an large institution that does not help there students effectively. In this college the students needs don't seem come first. This institution is based upon quantity rather than quality.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    120 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus to me seems very safe, I have never had any issues while attending. I always see campus security driving around the parking lot which I love, because I take night classes.

    Great for these types of students

    I cannot say if this is the College for every student, so let me tell you why I feel it is good for me. Basically I'm not rich and I have to work full-time in order to take of myself and right now this College makes it possible for me to be able to pursue my dreams. It is convinent as far as location and as for the class hours, they offer so many different times which can work with my schedule.

    What to do for fun

    The campus always hosts different events, plus there is all different kinds of sports events going on.

    Food and Dining

    I also cannot rate this, becuase I have not had the opportunity to dine on-campus, mainly due to the fact that I take night classes and I go straight from work to class. So no real time for food until I get home.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot rate this simply because I live at home with my parents so I am not sure what dorm life is like. If I had to guess, if it is anything like the College atmosphere it should be pretty relaxing and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as their academics go, this College offers a wide range of classes towards many degrees. Though most of them are fairly easy, there are some that are more challenging than others. In my opinion I would not expect nothing less for those choosing a more difficult major. If you do find yourself struggling too much, the College offers free tutoring sessions to all of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to all future PBSC students is to make sure to do all your research as far as which classes to take towards your major. Also do not be afraid to speak to the advisors about any questions that you have, because they are there to help you. Lastly, just make sure you do not lose focus, study like you are supposed to, utilize all the tutoring centers if needed, turn all assignments in on time and you will do great!

    In three sentences

    In three sentences this College is awesome and I feel very comfortable here. Most of the professors are very friendly and easy to get along with. Overall this College is a Godsend for me, because with all the opportunities they have given, have made it possible for me to continue my education and accomplish my dream.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    121 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to save many and get there AA degree first and then transfer to a university and aren't ready for the big college life yet, this school is great for them. The classes are affordable and they have connections with universities such Florida Atlantic University.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs at PBSC that you will not have a problem finding something to do. There is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and go on ratemyprofessor.com to know what professors to pick and who to stay away from!

    In three sentences

    I love it!

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    122 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    watching a play in the school theater could be nice thing to do for fun. so is go to a basketball game. Or go play games in the school gaming room.

    Food and Dining

    the food is ok

    Academic Rigor

    Set step by step goals. Be motivate on your goals. And do whatever is rightly necessary to accomplish them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, do your homework and pay attention in class. Stay out of trouble and show respect. And mind your business.

    In three sentences

    The school campus is really nice. The teachers are cool. And the campus is really big.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    123 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Make friends with the school police. They help you out of sticky situations.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is the best. You do not feel like a number when you are a member. And getting involved with setting up events and such is so much fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Who are not sure if they can go to university yet, but still want an education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    I didn't pay for it.

    What to do for fun

    CLUBS! Join the clubs! It's the most amazing feeling ever to be part of something. Not only that, it looks good on your record. It provides you with enrichment. I actually looked forward to going to school since I got to see my club friends there.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is expensive. They used to serve really good food when they opened over the summer, but now it is very bad quality. $4 for a tiny chicken sandwich? Better off going to Wendy's and buying a meal.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in the dorms, but they look nice and it's right next to the college.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the class. Some are super easy, while some require you to basically teach yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rate my professor. Use that site like nobody's business. Some people would believe to not believe that site, but really, it saved my butt a couple times. Read the syllabus. Join the clubs on campus. It feels like a family when you join one, and the events held by them are insanely fun. Do not venture through college alone.

    In three sentences

    The student activities area feels like a family. Some professors are horrible to the point where you wonder why do they bother teaching? The environment is nice.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    124 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always campus security around and willing to help if it is needed.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and activities. We also have an activity room with two pool tables, a ping pong table, and a lounge area to play video games and converse with others. There are also a lot of

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for pretty much every type of students except for one that needs the big university atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not noticed any unusual transitions.

    Bang for the buck

    Really good for the price. You cannot beat it.

    What to do for fun

    It is mostly locals that are at the school. But downtown West Palm Beach is very close where there are a ton of activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe at school has really good food. They have a Dunkin Donuts there and they have a station where they make subs to order.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take and the teachers you choose, school can be really easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just attend classes and you will be fine. If you need help with anything, it never hurts to ask. Just go to the offices and they will walk you through everything that needs to be done.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is an exceptional school with plenty of opportunities. The campus is very easy to get around, especially with the friendliness of everyone there. This school is a great school to attend, just put your all in and you will be fine.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    125 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The other day the school as on lock down. And the immediately told everyone to stay in class due to an armed indivuial being on campus they responded fast. I like going to this school because I feel safe.

    Greek Life

    I really don't have a Greek life. For example I am not Greek I m of Hispanic American descant. And have never ate geek food in my life.

    Clubs and Activities

    For the most they gave the best clubs. For example the biology club is good for anyone that wants to major in biology. And the basketball games are the best activities.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any student who lives to meet new people. Due to the fact theta the Campus is so big It consist of many people and you get to meet new people. You start to see some of the same people around because it s like a little community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions that take place round the campus. Are cultural diversity week when an abundant amount of cultures get together and speak on differences of one another. And they give food so if you never experience Latino food you get the chance

    Bang for the buck

    You get a bang for your buck. Because there is a Wendy's right across the street from the school. Most kids go there when they have no money.

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun join some sports. But if you are not an athlete you can join any sport at a intrnedaite level to where hey teach you the basics I the sport. And your have the opportunity to meet new people around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining they have an abundant amount of resturants on campus. For instance, they have a deli that serves cold food to hot foods and it is really good. They have a dukin doughnuts right in the middle of the campus where you can meet new people.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for me is living with my parents. But I have a couple of friends that are on the basketball team and that the dorm life is pretty lavacious. Never been to one but from what I told they have good dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    My thinking Of academic exellence is a student with a gpa of a 3.0. But most students don't like to study and just go through college with a 1.5. But to me studying hard really gets you far in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all study hard. Most students come in with a high school attitude and think they can get through college without studying. But reality then sinks in and they see their gpa you don't want to be one of them so study.

    In three sentences

    One of the best schools around palm beach county. Has some if the most sophisticated teachers. And teachers work with you off the clock to make sure you get the topic.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    126 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    never had a bad incident on campus.

    Greek Life

    none at palm beach state

    Clubs and Activities

    gyms, phi theta kappa, boxing club and i believe taekwondo.

    Great for these types of students

    ambitious students, serious students, fun students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i know of.

    Bang for the buck

    It gets the job done, your looking for a segway towards going to a university, if you live in south florida Palm beach state is the way to go.

    What to do for fun

    excercise, socialize, hang out it in the pool room in the cafeteria and get to know fellow students.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria and the various vending machines will provide you with all the comestibles you will need on a busy schedule/

    Dorm Life

    i never got into dorms at palm beach state college.

    Academic Rigor

    About average, study as much as you can , hit the tutoring room and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose your major before enrolling. Go to rate my professors dot com before you decide to take a class with a professor you don't know. Don't take the campus tutoring for granted you WILL need it. Do your hard classes first and finish easy with classes you feel more comfortable with.

    In three sentences

    Palm beach state college is an institution of learning with awesome opportunities. Various subjects and vocations can be found on campus and the faculty are fun and didactic at the same time. It is in my opinion the best state college in south florida.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    127 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Palm Beach State College is always having something awesome going on; whether it being a cultural diversity party or just a get together.

    What to do for fun

    They have plenty of activities and extracurricular activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in to the symester prepared and ready to learn. Stay on the professors' good side.

    In three sentences

    The staff at Palm Beach State College us incredibly friendly. I love attending this school. It is so beautiful here.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    128 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always visible and well prepared to handle live shooters.

    What to do for fun

    Very active student life all over!

    Food and Dining

    Great! Dunkin donuts in house!

    Academic Rigor

    Very flexible class schedules. Varied in the morning and evenings

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit your adviser at least three times a year! Every semester the school makes improvements stay on top of them and avoid taking extra classes.

    In three sentences

    It's a tech school that has grown into a college over many providing lots of opportunities for all types of students. They strive to be student advocates and vow to help all students.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    129 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have not heard of one problem wth safety.

    Greek Life

    Unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    I didn't check on these.

    Great for these types of students

    Young to middle age; self motivated; able to study on your own, however most classes assign group projects. This is difficult because the students commute.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of - parking is so bad students leave as soon as they can to avoid parking tickets and conjestion.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent price for the quality of information and classes available.

    What to do for fun

    Most students are from the Palm Beaches and find a lot to do on the waterfront or in down town areas . Everything from water sports to movies, roller skating, clubbing, outdoor concerts, eveything is close by and inexpensive.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of restaurants nearby.

    Dorm Life

    0 stars NA - no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars: Most classes - nursing - are difficult but reasonably so. Prepare to complete homework daily and read weekly - stay on task - and you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Car pool. Check 'Rate My Professor so you will know what you are getting because most of the professors are very knowledgeable and humorous but not helpful or clear in their expectations.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College has everything you may want. Multicultural environment is friendly. Parking is awful.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    130 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Very good for the money

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, alot of surrounding parks and activities, the beach

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is ok, wouldn't rely on it for a full time student

    Dorm Life

    Did not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small and content is not usually challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Good choice for people who are not ready for the big campus lifestyle.

    In three sentences

    Easy going, safe school environment.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    131 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have text message alters and email. There a lot of police that attend the school.

    Greek Life

    I am a greek and can not help but love PBSC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs you can find one that you love.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for 1st student in family to go to college, people who are unusually, and anybody.

    Bang for the buck

    PBSC gives you so much for your money you just have to take avengers of it.

    What to do for fun

    The college keeps many actives. They have show, art, movies, dances, and sports.

    Food and Dining

    The dining all works are real nices. The prices are not to bad.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The school offers free tutoring Mon- Sat.

    Tips for prospective students

    PSC gives you one of the best education for your money. They have great teacher that will work with you. The teacher want to see you learn.

    In three sentences

    The best if you work. They have so many people to help you. You only not pas because you did not try.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    132 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security at Palm Beach State is pretty good. They are not the best though. There have been a few car break-ins, they say to hide any valuable items that could be taken.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that Palm Beach State College offers. There is a club for everyone to enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    If your a student that struggles with learning new material in a short time, Palm Beach State College offers free tutoring for about every subject they offer. There is a math lab, reading lab, writing lab, and much more to help their students reach the grades they want.

    Bang for the buck

    Palm Beach State is affordable for those who are Florida Residence. There are small scholarships they offer to their students as well. Palm Bach State will help you with payments if need be.

    What to do for fun

    Palm Beach State College offers a wide variety of activities for students to participate in. You can join a club that interest you like jump rope club or biology club. There is a student activity center for students to relax and play games before their next class. Palm Beach State also gets their students involved at sporting events. There is plenty of fun things to do at this school.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at Palm Beach State is quite nice and the food is delicious. In our cafeteria, the school not only provided us with a Dunkin' Donuts but they also have a hot meal option. They serve breakfast and dinner. You have the choice of getting the hot lunch of the day or having a sub/wrap made to your liking. They also serve burgers and fries all day every day.

    Dorm Life

    Palm Beach State College does not offer a dorm option but if you are able to get a scholarship to play a sport, those students will have apartments provided for them. Other wise housing is left up to the student whether they stay at home or find their own place.

    Academic Rigor

    Palm Beach State's academic level is about a six on a scale of ten. You are able to get the basics you need for the beginning of college, however, to further your career Palm Beach State doesn't offer a wide selection. Palm Beach State College does offer a Bachelor's program for business and you are able to get your nursing degree here too.

    Tips for prospective students

    For a student that is graduating high school and is still undecided as to where they would like to attend or what their major will be, Palm Beach State College is a great option. This school is a gateway to all other small colleges and university. It is a stepping stone to your future.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great way to begin your steps into college and your future. The advisors will help you every step of the way providing information about other Colleges if you're looking to transfer and they also do seminars for those wanting to know more. Overall a good college to start at but I would continue on to bigger colleges and universities.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    133 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    diversity os clubs

    What to do for fun

    Sports

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend to class

    In three sentences

    It is a very organized college. Good quality professors Small size classes

  • 02/27/2013

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

    134 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    is top notch .

    Clubs and Activities

    anything that is fun .

    Great for these types of students

    any college student intrested in going or returning to school .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are none .

    Bang for the buck

    i am 23 i have brown eyes an brown hair an tan skin im 5ft9 120 with an athletic body im italian french irish japanese i have my own car .

    What to do for fun

    play/watch sporting events an movies an tv shows go to the movies an mall play video games surf the web on my laptop or home pc read magizens/books/news paper hangeout with friends an family an gurlfriend go fishing or swiming or shoping or bikerideing or hikeing .

    Food and Dining

    i will buy food where ever i take classes .

    Dorm Life

    im not gonna live on campus .

    Academic Rigor

    maintain a decent gpa to obtain degree an graduate college .

    Tips for prospective students

    be on time to class never be late or absent maintain a decent grade inorder to pass each class .

    In three sentences

    i give the college a 10 because 1they have the degree program im intrested in 2 ive taken classes there before 3 its close to my house .

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    135 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many security guards near by and they are usually always paroling the area, including car park spots. Generally, if something was stolen or something serious, there's a wide email notice about it, so all students know.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs to get yourself involved. They give you a list of what's available when you are first attended for orientation.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are new to colleges or just whom have just graduated high school will have the easiest time getting used to college settings. This is no longer high school and there are mature folks here, who want to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every few days a month, there will be a huge event with music, designs, or food, in the court yard. It's pretty refreshing, even when I just pass by.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely affordable. Remember to always do your FAFSA ahead of time and complete any required papers you need to present as soon as possible.

    What to do for fun

    There are always new faces every day and you should definitely participate in clubs or groups whenever you have the time. This shows up positively on your record, too. So its a win-win situation.

    Food and Dining

    Food is generally diverse and available. They have Dunkin' Donuts, who are always with food and coffee. They are also working fast and ready to please you if you're unsatisfied. They also have a LARGE assortment of drinks, a salad bar, sandwich bar, and meals that change throughout the week.

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    Although this is good entrance or entry college for any student, you should still attempt to strive to the top because you will not have the full pressure of the university or private school, yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always, always, always do your research! This is true for any college and if you lack the attention to responsibility take care of your homework, grades, legal papers, or announcements, then you will find yourself quickly falling more and more behind but more and more stressed.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State college is the first college I've ever attended and I was nervous. However, the staff, faculty, and advisers are always there to help with whatever you need. As long as you do your homework of paying attention to school news, courses, or updates, then this college will be your easiest way to start your career!

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    136 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to pursue a degree of their choice at this school or transfer to elsewhere.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition very reasonable. Great professors for the most part.

    What to do for fun

    Very close to Florida Atlantic University and local beaches. great weather for studying outdoors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to manage time and complete assignments with little assistance from teachers. Do not expect a repeat of high school.

    In three sentences

    School offers many great classes and helpful professors. There many amenities offered at the school such as: a gym, cafeteria, computer lab, math and English lab. Scholarship opportunities are excellent as well.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    137 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    People get their phones and cars stolen every month. People have been followed and photographed inappropriately, be careful.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activites but if you have a job that you need to keep in order to support yourself, you will never be able to participate.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great if you have no idea what you want to do with your life and you want to waste money and coast throughout life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are always groups of people partying outside with music.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheap compared to other school but you get the bare minimum of education here.

    What to do for fun

    When the weather is nice there are a lot of nice places outside to read or relax.

    Food and Dining

    Do not eat the food. It is not healthy or edible in any fashion.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life. If you live close it's great if not then be prepared to drive every day.

    Academic Rigor

    Know what you want to do before anything. Save your money and do your research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Backround check your teachers on ratemyprofessor.com, it makes a huge difference. Save your money and bring food to eat during the day. Do not buy anything on campus, it's over priced.

    In three sentences

    Half of the teachers do not care about you, just the money they get from teaching. Guidance office and Advising is a joke and they don't tell you anything. The library is a party zone, it is never quiet and never good for studying.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    138 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always on their job.

    Greek Life

    None on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a couple, are starting more, and if you have any other suggestions just let one of the head staff members know.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and everybody.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student lounge, located at the front of the campus, when students get together to mingle and hangout before and after class. There is also two more lobbies located on the other side of the campus, as well. We have a field where people can chill out, do homework, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe' here has awesome food and snacks available during your time here. The hospitality is great.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms located on my campus; Belle Glade Campus.

    Academic Rigor

    These brillant professors and teachers and tutors will be here with you every step of the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a student seeking an instution for a better, yet cheaper, education Palm Beach State College is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy this campus and it's staff/personnel very much. I learn a lot not only from obtaining my education but also from working here as well. I am glad I got to start of my college years here.

  • 04/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    139 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    What to do for fun

    Gym is ok, other than that not too much to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard.

    In three sentences

    This college is simply amazing, it offers exactly what I look for and its standards are very high.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    140 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is really save overall. People are nice and are focused on their studies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join. They could be very helpful in gaining friendship or scholarships.

    Bang for the buck

    College courses are cheap, and there are many courses in the college that will help toward the AA degree. I really recommend this college if you want to save money.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities that happen weekly. There is a gym to lift at if you have the time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. There is a small cafeteria, but it could have some improvements.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good, and supplied by FAU.

    Academic Rigor

    The college isn't too hard, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't study. The courses still give a good amount of knowledge to the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should attend this college because its affordable. It has many courses that will work toward your degree.

    In three sentences

    I have attended courses at this college that work toward my AA degree. The classes are small, and the teachers are nice. I have also met some very nice students that go here too.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    141 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have security that walks around campus all day. If someone suspicious comes on campus they constantly keep students updated by text message, emails and they even call your phone to keep you updated on what is going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have multiple clubs and activities. The have clubs for ethnicities as well as theatre clubs and computer clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for ANY student. whether you have been out of school for 10 years or just graduated high school. As long as you are willing to do your work and try hard and ask for help when needed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not noticed anything on campus to be unusual

    Bang for the buck

    For the tuition you pay I think its definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events that go on on campus. They offer dances, meetings, seminars, clubs and fun events that any student can participate in. I enjoy the events that go on in the MLK plaza.

    Food and Dining

    They have a dunkin donuts on campus.... what more is there to say! The cafeteria staff also makes some very delicious cheeseburgers!

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm here so I am not sure.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the academics are very well in order and I have learned a lot from the classes I have taken.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your work and ask for help when its needed. That will make your time at Palm Beach State College enjoyable and worth every penny.

    In three sentences

    I love my school. The professors are extremely helpful and are there when you need advice for the class you are taking. Friendly staff and the education is worth the price.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    142 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security office

    Greek Life

    I do not think so

    Clubs and Activities

    I know they have many but none that I currently participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that really want to learn and get to know productive adults.

    Bang for the buck

    They have free math and English tutors and tons of help learn and understand the classes.

    What to do for fun

    They offer lots of clubs and things to do. I myself lead a boring life and like it that way. So I would not be the person to ask about what to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a dunkin dougnuts and a cafeteria. The cafeteria is a bit weak and dunkin dougnuts is okay but I would prefer something better.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    All the teachers at Palm Beach State College have a masters degree so they are on top of their game!

    Tips for prospective students

    get a panther card, check out the campus before class starts,

    In three sentences

    convenient location, beautiful campus, great teachers

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    143 of 201

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It's a great college to begin your career. Very helpful teachers involved in your education. A very affordable school also, I do enjoy going my first year here!

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    144 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus sports such as flag football (which I am a part of), soccer, basketball and many more that students take part in. There also are monthly students events that bring students into fellowship while creating a bond amonst each student on campus.

    Food and Dining

    PBSC has dunkin donuts on campus. Every colllege student needs coffe like products and what greater place is there than dunkin?

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college with no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are strict when it comes to their classes but if you are a good student they may become a bit lenient to assist you with your future endeavors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus! Remember your purpose in attending PBSC. Since this school is a community school, students are easy to sway off track while still being around their high school companions. Analyze your goals and know what you have to do to get there.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a very diversified college providing you with the ups and downs of what to expect on the university level if you decide to transfer. The teachers prepare you for the university workload but at the same time the assist your needs throughout the course. The environment molds you into a multi-tasking machine.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    145 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    Just keep going even if it takes five years for a two year degree, don't give up.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending Palm Beach State College. It has helped me develop a deeper understanding of my career choices and the path I have taken to become a future educator. I admire the professors that I've had the pleasure to meet and I plan to carry their words with me for the rest of my education life.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    146 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Small classes and great teachers. Just take you studies seriously and you'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are awesome, Caring staff, Smaller classes.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    147 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has many security guards circling around the campus on golf carts. There are also cameras around. You also get alerts and warnings sent to your phone and email to keep you updated and informed.

    Greek Life

    There are fraternities that are offered at this college and they have activities and events on campus and off.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities at this college. Basically most of the ones you would find in high school plus some more.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for the type of people who like to get some exercise, who like vending machines, and who love Dunkin Donuts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a type of pavilion in the middle of the campus that you can sit and relax at and it is right next to a beautiful waterfall lake thing.

    Bang for the buck

    I really enjoyed attending this campus. I especially enjoyed walking around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events and activities that go on around the campus throughout the year. There are many movies offered at the theatre and plays are also hosted. There are also things that go on for holidays, like food days and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Dunkin Donuts on the campus that has excellent drinks and foods. Their is a cafeteria on campus also. There are vending machines located all over so if you are in a hurry you can still grab a drink or snack.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know if the college has any dorms as I attended the one in Palm Beach Gardens but I live in Loxahatchee and it doesn't take me long at all to get there.

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken about 10 classes at this college as apart of the Dual Enrollment Program and I have felt like I have learned a lot in each and every one of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyprofessor.com to find professors that are best suited for you and your ways of learning. Also, ask other students about courses and professors.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State is a great school. The campus, teachers, and students are all wonderful. You will not regret attending this college.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    148 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will never fail to see security patrolling about which makes one feel safe. Services like text messaging to notify students of when there is an emergency is convenient.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs like the Peaceful Explorers, the Black Student Union, Art Alliance and the Phi Theta Kappa keep you entertained and meeting students. There is also a great wellness center on each campus available for students to use for free, and adorable art exhibits hosting works by local artists and students.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are social or preferably introverted, old or young, finishing school, returning to school, have ten kids or none at all, PBSC will fit you.

    What to do for fun

    The Duncan Theater on Lake Worth Campus produces beautiful cultural shows. On-campus events are not held often and word about them does not get around very well, especially if you are not involved in student affairs. However, Palm Beach County is filled with activities - especially downtown where there are a number of student-affordable shows and activities every week (some of which are free!).

    Food and Dining

    Each Palm Beach State campus has a cafeteria with both delicious and healthful options and a Dunkin Donuts (Lake Worth campus's DD makes the best drinks, but it is not because I work there mind you). Because I have the privilege of attending the very lovely Palm Beach Gardens campus and the commodious Lake Worth campus I can assure you that there are great off-campus dining options available within five minutes of the area including Sushi bars, Starbucks, Tijuana Flats, McDonald's and Subway. If you are in the Gardens area, there is a huge mall across the street from campus that offers a great food court.

    Dorm Life

    There is an absence of dorms on all four campuses, but there is off-campus housing available.

    Academic Rigor

    Coursework may be challenging, and will require effort from the student as does any institution, but it is definitely not too much for the student to handle. Professors do keep in mind the various lives students have outside of classes, so the work load is not extreme, and free tutoring is accessible for those having a bit of trouble with courses or for those that need group study sessions before a big test. The honors college is available for students who are looking for more of a challenge.

    In three sentences

    PBSC is a grade B community college that contains a diverse selection of professors and tutors, a variety of courses, and even boasts an honors program. Whether you are interested in joining a police academy, pursuing a Bachelor's in nursing, or are finishing up your Associates, Palm Beach State is a good and affordable college option.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    149 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always complaints on campus. Usually Men taking pictures of women in the bathroom people stealing cars, cell phones, books, lists goes on and on.

    What to do for fun

    Close to the Gardens Mall and Downtown at the Gardens.

    Food and Dining

    Dunkin' Donuts and the Cafeteria has a lot of fried food not really healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    Did not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are Challenging. The worst class I have take is American History. The departments dean di not help me with the situation and the professor did not attempt to help me with me grade when I had asked

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to always stay in contact with professors. Don't miss a single class.

    In three sentences

    Not the Best but not the Worst

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    150 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get involved with a club and you will have plenty to do for fun. The campus has free lunches and productions every month.

    Food and Dining

    I love our Vending Machines and Donuts. The cafe is stalked with a good variety but it is very small.

    Dorm Life

    This is a commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    You get a very good education for your money. Like most things you get out of it what you are willing to put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up early in order to get parking or take night classes. Utilize the Writing and Math Labs.

    In three sentences

    It is difficult to find a parking spot. The staff and Administration are very helpful. The campus is easily navigated.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    151 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are countless activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is one of my favorite areas with lots of variety in their food including a Dunkin' Donuts.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers can be a bit abrasive but the school is initiating new ways to help screen who is your educator.

    Tips for prospective students

    The student website is a great and helpful tool.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a very student friendly campus. It feels more like a small community rather than an institution. In every situation there is always a helpful hand available.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    152 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Clubs

    Tips for prospective students

    Check ratemyprofessor.com before selecting a teacher.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Palm Beach State is a pretty good school. Not all the teachers are great, but it is a nice campus.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    153 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I love to sing and write songs in my spare time.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is not as pleasant and too costly.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't any dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    its okay

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    154 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Participating in club activities is always a better idea because we sometimes compete against the faculty staff.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a variety of meals daily for lunch. Breakfast is always something us student always look forward to because there is always bacon.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Students need to dedicate their time to their project to ensure success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you call the administration office to find out about the information you need bring upon registration.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great school that offers many opportunities for people who want a carrier. If you don't know what your goals are, the counselors are well trained to help anyone. Overall it's a great place to start.

  • 06/17/2013

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

    155 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Theres a Dunkin Donuts on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. But there are nearby apartments if you don't want to live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Good classroom size and nice professors.

    In three sentences

    The website is really old and a little behind. And needs to be updated. But overall good staff and warm environment.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    156 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    joining a team; such as a debate team or a social group.

    Food and Dining

    The subs here are delicious. I can't get enough.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on this campus, but the parties are phenomenal

    Academic Rigor

    Classes that I have taken so far are challenging and yet fun all at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school to go to. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to help out.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is an undergraduate school for people who want to articulate the complex into simple. The staff and facility are extra attentive to the students on campus.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    157 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will usualky spot a security officer on the grounds at any given time.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot to keep you busy, wether you are a part time or full time student.

    Great for these types of students

    Busy with a job and family.

    What to do for fun

    Join ckubs, especially the scholarly ones like the Honors college. They travel for free when they go on functions.

    Food and Dining

    There is a dunkin donuts on in the cafeteria. The restaurant part of the cafeteria has daily lunch specials. I gave them a 2 because I have only been in there once. Wendy's and all the other fast food chains you can think of are minutes within campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Registration is very stressful but it is easy breezy once you get pass that point. So stick through the gruesome stage! Do not take on more than you can handle, especially if you will be taking science classes.

    In three sentences

    The staff of palm beach state want to see that the students that attend succeed. Help is available throughout the school year, from student instructors, labs, and majority of the professors are helpful even if you're not their student. The dean is very visible (seen at functions).

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    158 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I have had some of the best professors at Palm Beach State who were really interested and educated on the subjects they teach. Also, they care about their students and want everyone to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and meetings going on around campus on any given day. The more people you meet, the more fun you will have!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors and make friends! Nothing will give you greater satasfaction than being involved.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great school because the classes are small, professors are helpful, and students want to be there. The campus is clean and super easy to navigate. I have recommended this school to a ton of my friends.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    159 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security patrols at all times with friendly and vigilante security personnel.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a long list of clubs for students of all walks of life to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, and anyone can find something the like, or love about Palm Beach State.

    Bang for the buck

    Palm Beach State is very affordable and from my perspective offers equal or higher of an education as big universities. Palm beach offers both 2 and 4 year programs.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of sports events, social gatherings, clubs, student organizations, seminars, and guest speakers.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a decent menu as well as a Dunkin Donuts. There are plenty of relaxing benches, tables and shaded areas aside form the cafeteria to eat and refresh the mind and body.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms as it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Palm Beach State offers challenges and a good education in all of it's fields of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your intended program/major. I guarantee you will find something within the field at Palm Beach State. Take note of the different campus locations and there amenities. Find the campus and program that fits you and it will make your college experience a fun and educational one.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is an affordable and diverse college option. Palm Beach State offers many real world applicable programs and majors. Palm Beach State has multiple campuses throughout Palm Beach County offering a more accessible college education.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    160 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join activities such as Student Government, they go on trips :)

    Food and Dining

    Food is fine, theres a salad bar and subs.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    This school provides many options when it comes to there programs. Just have to work hard and focus, like i said great Professors!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to Palm Beach State College it would be a great choice. This school provides many different majors and programs to chose from and thats what i love. Just study hard and focus and you will pass because the Professors are great!

    In three sentences

    This is my second semester here at Palm Beach State College (boca raton campus) and i love it here.I usually stay at the school after my classes because this school and quiet and calm, its better than going home. I love how clean this school is also and very nice Professors.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    161 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun if you at the Boca location you may either have to travel out or just head over to fau if you know a few other students over there.

    Food and Dining

    Fau is right there, so you can always find decent food and coffee.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus, just fau dorms near the buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college it has some professors that are extremely hard and some that just pass you on by

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you show up for class on time and pay attention. Most of the teachers are very informative and are always willing to help.

    In three sentences

    The school is one of the best I've seen for a local college, it has amazing teachers who are always trying to help. Must students are pretty friendly of course like any school there are the rude ones. Fau is located next door as well so there is plenty of fun to be had here

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    162 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not so much.

    Great for these types of students

    people on a budget, down-to-earth, artistic, need extra help with math or writing (free labs & tutoring all day pretty much everyday).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The smoking sections in the middle of campus is where majority of socialization is at besides the cafeteria area. But people are very friendly in the smoking section, open to meeting new people.

    Bang for the buck

    Much cheaper to get an AA here then transfer to a University instead of getting your AA at a University.

    What to do for fun

    Join some clubs, use internet on computers in library, check out the art gallery, and that about sums it up.

    Food and Dining

    There's a Dunkin Donuts on campus and that seems to be where most of the food is at. There is a small cafeteria area but the food sometimes can be questionable, but they try.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some very good teachers here that care, but some not at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up professors beforehand on RateMyProfessor. Become savvy with the different entrances to the campus, as well as all the different parking lots (because they fill up fast). Sign up for classes on the same day they are open for registration, otherwise you will probably get very crappy classes. Don't be late, some teachers lock doors so you can not get in even if you are only 2 minutes late.

    In three sentences

    A great inexpensive way to get your AA degree. Lots of real down-to-earth students, and a rather pretty campus (Palm Beach Gardens Campus) compared to most community/state colleges. Some professors don't care about helping students out at all, but some do very much; make sure you carefully select your professors.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    163 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The classes are pretty cheap about $300 for each classes. The bookstore can be a bit over priced I would go online to find books but everything is pretty cheap around here.

    What to do for fun

    It's in the middle of restaurants, movies, and major shopping plazas. Also the major interstate isn't far away as well as the beach.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of snack machines but the only thing in the cafe is Dunkin donuts. There isn't much variety when it comes to food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here. I would suggested living with parents or finding a room mate because rent over is pretty expensive. A decent 1 bedroom 1 bath can run you from $800-$1100.

    Academic Rigor

    To start off I would take two classes at first to get into things, but I wouldn't take no more than 4 classes 5 if you don't have a job or other activities to do. The students here are really nice and don't be afraid to ask for help when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remained organized and on top of your classes it's very easy to fall behind. There are a lot of resources for students if you look into them.

    In three sentences

    Is a good community college to go to if money is a huge factor in your decision. Graduating with an associates degree here can get you accepted in any university. Registering is easy and everyone is accepted.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    164 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I am only in one club, but the other students are great and it is a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Only ate at the Dunkin Donuts on campus once, it was alright. I have not tried the cafeteria food.

    Academic Rigor

    Some students find PBSC to be challenging, but for the most part, I did not.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a nice campus, you should attend classes at the Gardens location. Don't forget to make friends, enjoy yourself, and study.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is very affordable and you will get the same kind of education there as other general colleges, but for a fraction of the price. Most of the students and professors appear to be friendly and helpful. The only downside is that you do not get a real college experience because you do not live on campus.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    165 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every time I go to the campus, there are multiple security officers on foot. Also, the campus security will send out a mass text to all students if there is a problem, regardless of what campus you are on.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to count. If you have an interest, I am sure there is a club out there.

    Great for these types of students

    The class rooms are small and the teachers actually learn your name.

    Bang for the buck

    Great experience for the price.

    What to do for fun

    Mainly, I am a beach bum, when time permits.

    Food and Dining

    Have never eaten there.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the class and professor. Some are easier than others, some are incredibly challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tuition is less expensive, but you learn the same material as you would in a 4-year university. Do not be disheartened just because you are going to a 2-year school. At least you are going to school!

    In three sentences

    The school is great for what it is. It is mainly a transfer school that helps prepare you for what a university will be like.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is on top of everything and it made me feel safe while I was on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is not anything on campus but there is a huge park down the street. But for school, it has a great gym to workout at and all of the sporting games are a blast to go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you do your homework. Also, please try to use their library to full advantage. It can make or break your grade.

    In three sentences

    The school has plenty of resources. Most of the professors made me look forward to going to class. I would say that the school is great.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    167 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Most of the students are very well behaved and kind that I don't think that there is any need for a warning. When I walk around I see many security workers driving around in their golf cars. Do watch out for other students stealing though. There was an email sent out to the students via the College email warning of cars and cellphones being stolen. I do believe that my digital camera was stolen as well. Keeping track of your belongings would be well advised.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities look good for your transcript. Sadly, I am not involved in any right now to give feedback.

    Great for these types of students

    Palm Beach State College is great for those who love interaction due to the small class room size.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They love to celebrate culture and they hold a lot of festivities. Around finals week they post posters and send emails to your college website of the free benefits that are to be distributed. Free food and drinks go all around.

    Bang for the buck

    I love going to the library and doing homework there, I feel more studious and focused.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around the campus, it's beautiful. Walking around in the medicine garden at the Palm Beach Gardens Campus is pretty awesome, but, watch out for the mosquitoes especially at night/evening time!

    Food and Dining

    The Dunkin' Donuts donuts are not warm. I personally like the hot chocolate there. It's addicting. The school's cafeteria makes the best make-your-own-burrito rolls, but it's about five dollars for two sandwiches. It's in a way like Chipotle since you chose what you would like in your sandwich, but, it's not like Chipotle in the way that there's a limit to the amount of items that you put in your sandwich. It's still delicious though!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Palm Beach State College.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though the college class rooms are smaller, it still can be very challenging. Ask questions and don't be shy like the rest of them. You will find that a lot of people are too shy to say anything, even when speaking out is needed. The best part is that most professors are willing to hear you out and help whenever they can. What a wonderful advantage!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for inspiration go to the right places such as: the school's library and the study centers/math labs. Don't arrive late to class. Study and do the best that you possibly can do, even if it's an 'easy' class. It's easy to slip and fall if you're not watching your step especially into the unknown.

    In three sentences

    Many students that attend Palm Beach State College are so friendly and gregarious. The professors push the students to their max but are kind enough to provide opportunity for those seeking extra help. Even if it's a community college, the professors still challenge you.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always see security walking around as well as driving in parking lots. If you do feel unsafe they will even bring you to your car.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    PBSC always has activities and clubs for every type of person. From history buffs to dance teams they got it all!

    Great for these types of students

    Campus is great for students who want to connect with classmates and also have small class sizes so if they do need help they can ask the teacher directly not through email only like lecture classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Palm Beach Gardens is the best campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school for great price! You wont find a better deal elsewhere and honestly the college is more than worth it.

    What to do for fun

    For fun they have a student entertainment center where if you need a break from studying there is so many games to play and hang out with classmates.

    Food and Dining

    Dunkin Donuts on campus!! Cant get better than that! They also have a food court area where they serve hot and delicious meals that have a daily menu change. Food is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel the academic rigor is a 3/5 because the material is just enough to challenge you but not so overwhelming it's nearly impossible to pass. I like the challenges, it pushes you to open and learn more than you ever could.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remain dedicated and always ask for help when in need. Not just from the knowledgeable faculty but even the professors will assist you with your needs. Take advantage of the library and free tutoring! All these aspects will help you overcome any obstacles that come your way!

    In three sentences

    PBSC is an interconnected school where a student doesn't feel like just a number. The faculty and staff go above and beyond to help you find your way to your admired career. Classes are small in size so students gain the relations of their classmates as well as the support of their professors.

  • 07/29/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Alpha af

    Great for these types of students

    ballers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the trees

    What to do for fun

    swag out

    Tips for prospective students

    dont smoke weed

    In three sentences

    cool. awesome. nice.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    170 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    no dorms available only off campus living

    In three sentences

    Very convient and local. Palm Beach State offer a varieties of classes and opportunities. I am glad that i was able to start my college career here

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    171 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is always patrolling the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the full time on campus student as well as the off campus commuters. You can take obtain a 2yr or 4yr degree, with FAU nearby offering further educational opportunities. It's easily located east of Interstate 95.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has late hours, so you can always get something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The normal academic requirements

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to stop by the admissions office and get the necessary help to get started on your future. There is always someone willing to help.

    In three sentences

    It's very affordable. It's conveniently located between home & work. It's class schedules are very flexible.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security can be spotted around campus at all times during the school day.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a limited selection of clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The location is right across from the Gardens mall and there are plenty of places to eat at around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are looking to save money for the first years of college, Palm Beach State is the best choice. Most of the teachers and staff are willing to help you and the tuition is reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student lounge and wifi bars on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is average but there is a dunkin donuts on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Palm Beach State College.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are average they are not difficult if you are organized, willing to study and use your resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the small college atmosphere. Ask the teachers and staff for help when you need it.

  • 08/28/2013

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

    173 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security's number is on top of every door on campus so call if an emergency

    Bang for the buck

    Use your resources as much as possible

    What to do for fun

    PASSPORT TO SUCCESS

    Food and Dining

    Great food but make sure to have your student id card

    Academic Rigor

    Very excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Palm beach state seven simple steps to success. 1)Show up 2)Pay attention 3)Ask questions 4)Ask for help 5)Help others 6)Do the work 7)Don't ever quit

    In three sentences

    Palm beach state college is for students whose looking to experience the college life.Also Palm beach state college is low tuition college for low income students like myself whose many can't afford to pay to go to college.Palm beach is one of my top choices school because it offers a range wide of different programs.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    174 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel absolutely safe on campus. Whenever there is even the slightest concern for safety, the school will text you, call you, and/ or email you. Once there was a concern about a shooter at another school that was close to the Boca campus and yet students in the Palm Beach Gardens campus were recieving warnings on their phones. Palm Beach State really goes above and beyond in safety. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs and activities then I can even recall. If you have a passion for something, there is likely a club for it. And even if there is not, there are school staff members who are ready and willing to help you get one together.

    Great for these types of students

    Palm Beach State College is great for all students. However, its especially great for students who may not have the financial means to go to a full time university or students who are juggling college, family life, work, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    I managed to pay for school with the money I was making from working a fulltime job. And I feel like I have definetly learned a lot, got a qualtiy education, and am changed in a positive way from the whole experience.

    What to do for fun

    You'd be surprised how much there is to do just on campus. There is a theatre across from campus that will often email out free tickets for shows or concerts and the ones that aren't free usually run for about $10. We also have an art gallery on campus and the exhibits change about every month. There is also a medicanal garden, pavilion, and pond with a small waterfall for those who enjoy spending time outside in nature as well as a lot of benches to relax on. There are sports organization that you can join as well. Also, a whole variety of clubs. There is a student lounge which also offers things like movies, billiards, ping pong, etc. We also have a wellness center which includes a gym, and aerobic room. The school is also located right across from the mall, so shopping is an option as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is average. We have a school cafe and there is also a Dunkin donuts available, as well as vending machines, and a book store that has snack foods. Often the school clubs and organizations will either sell other foods not already offered on campus or provide free food at events.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it depends on the classes you take, you'll find that all of the professors at Palm Beach State College have fairly high, yet resonable expectations. You will not pass any of your classes if you are consistently absent, do not participate in the class, nor study (regardless of how well versed you are in the subject prior to taking the class).

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take advantage of all there is to offer! Your orientation is not enough. Make sure to ask question, explore the school website, check out all the buildings, participate in the clubs, AND CHECK YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL DAILY. There is even an option on the school website called Live Help for when you have questions but can't physically make it to the school.

    In three sentences

    Palm beach State College is a great stepping stone. If you canâ??t afford a prestigious university or want to save some cash on general courses, itâ??s a great option. The teachers are really well versed in their subjects, T.A.s donâ??t teach the classes (just teachers!), all of the campuses are beautiful, and itâ??s a very friendly and safe environment.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 20 clubs on campus, i guarantee you will find one or more that fits your interest. Get involved and meet new people that like the same things you do. Its a time to get your mind off the books.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club and get involved with our events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok but very over priced. I suggest you eat off campus or bring your own food.

    Dorm Life

    We don't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard but it really just depends on the teacher you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare early and get everything together way before you start because there is always something that goes on and might hold you back on starting the way you wanted to.

    In three sentences

    This school is pretty much what you expect it to be for a State College. They have campus clubs that you can join, so they can seem like a university. The classes are a little bit harder then high school classes but as hard as you would expect it to be.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    176 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    If your having problems with classes or need to brush up on things take tutoring. Tutoring there is free and i have gone there mulitple times in the past and currently they are a free resource and most tutors are well versed in the areas you need help with.

    What to do for fun

    At the College there are plenty of monthly activites to do. The Collage is small so there's not much to do when there isnt anything going on but it kills time to say the least.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Cafe here at the school but other then that theres a few resturants around the area nothing to speical.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life well its not a university so at the moment i do not believe they offer dorms in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor here is pretty good what you need to know in the real world you will learn here. I have not had any problems with my classes in the pass however if you do not concentrate and study you will fall behind so keep up with all your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking for something that can get you on the right track this collage is for you. As i stated there are plenty of degrees and majors that are offered here at Palm beach state collage the more i look the more i realize that there so much more i can do here.

    In three sentences

    This school is not as bad as i throught it was. The professors are well versed and never once did i have a problem with them. To my surprise there is much to be offered here.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    177 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety of the campus is great. There is a number on every door in which you can call if you have an emergency or problem. There are golf carts coming in and out of the campus. They even have their own office.

    What to do for fun

    The college has a variety of things to do. One of these is the gym, its like any other gym with their own weights, treadmills for anyone wanting to jog or sprint. There are students who if you get to know them will help you with your daily routines free of charge. There is the fields in which friends can go and play sports, soccer,football,basketball. The library and its computers for anyone who loves surfing the net. Music clubs, religious, and even their own jump rope club.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is full of many choices. There is a Dunkin Donuts within the cafeteria which offers a variety of foods. Along with DD there is also other foods like pizza,chicken,salads,pasta. The interior is spacious, many tables to choose from. There are tables for one,two,three or more to sit. Its a place to come eat, converse and have fun with friends

    Dorm Life

    The college does'nt have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to education the teachers play an important role. Most of my teachers were extremely helpful, they treated me almost like family. If i had a question they would gladly come and help me, showing me the steps one-by-one. Many of the teachers were positive, every morning they were full of energy and ready to give lessons on a particular subject. If they saw a student failing they would approach that person and try to see if theres anything going on. Many students suffered because they were in school and had a job as well. The teachers would give breaks and say that we could do it later during the day.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State is a great college for incoming freshmen, The majority of the students are positive and friendly. The teachers are much helpful when problems arise, they are highly motivated to teach. The interior and exterior environment of the college is pleasant, there are many activities in which can be done once classes have ended.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    178 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Small campus so not too bad.

    Greek Life

    NONE

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few but not many you just have to go find them.

    Great for these types of students

    Working students, people with kids, people on a budget, people who prefer to get their AA done easily.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really any here that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Five classes at PBSC cost less than half of what four cost me at FAU. Get as many classes as possible here then transfer out! Also take two languages HERE because you will need them for a university even if you graduate with your AA from PBSC.

    What to do for fun

    They have some events sometimes but its a comm college so not much but we can go to FAU events as well so thats a good way to meet people if you plan to transfer there.

    Food and Dining

    It sucks in the cafe at PBSC so go eat at FAU or off campus or find a vending machine.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life which sucks becuase its on the FAU campus and they could share with PBSC for more money!

    Academic Rigor

    It is a community college so teachers are a bit more lenient about things but you will have some harder teachers and some easier ones, its all just based on the specific teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with your teachers and they will give you letters of recommendation. If you know you might be late to class a lot because of work or something check ratemyprof and find teachers who are lenient on attendance. Also the food sucks on campus so bring your own or eat at FAU/off campus.

    In three sentences

    PBSC Boca Raton is a good segue school for anyone who cannot afford to go straight to a university. It's one of the better community colleges in south Florida and they have link to FAU program too.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs! They have a lot of activities and opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good , i love the pizza .

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm at PBSC

    Academic Rigor

    Nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy yourself there , and always attend classes.

    In three sentences

    PBSC is nice school , nice teachers , and nice clubs. I go to the Boca campus , and i like it so far , the students are nice and the campus is quiet. We got securities everywhere and people in the registration or other buildings that are willing to help.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    180 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Palm Beach state is going to be the cheapest tution you wil find, and they do there job right.

    What to do for fun

    There always events going on for your enjoyment sometimes during school and sometimes after. There are flyers around the school to give you direction about what will be happening and when.

    Food and Dining

    On the Boca campus there is a cafeteria with a good selection of food, it's always hot and ready, and if you can't find what you are looking for the FAU campus has many resuturants avaible to you.

    Dorm Life

    i live at home

    Academic Rigor

    The clases are well stuctured and the teachers really know what they are talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before selecting a class you should check out the professor on ratemyproffessor.com it has been very useful for me, and all of my teachers have been great. If you go to the Boca campus you can use the resources at the FAU campus as well, it is easy to get there if you catch a ride on the FAU shuttle and it only takes about 10 minutes to get back and forth between campuses.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State is a pretty good school. All the teachers that i have had so far have been really friendly and easy to understand! The campus is also easy to get around so i have never gotten lost.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    181 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe and will conduct thorough drills.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities to be involved in such as the Drama Club, SGA, and the newspaper, The BeachComber.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who are slowly emerging themselves back into the educational world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    The book store is very expensive and is inconvenient for the students to shop at.

    What to do for fun

    There is a Student Government that informs the students of upcoming activities such as poetry slams and plays.

    Food and Dining

    Adequate and there are other food options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The college does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The range of rigor for the classes offered at this college is very low. The work is an abundance of busy work, none of which truly apply knowledge for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate. Be honest. Rely on yourself.

    In three sentences

    This college is a financially beneficial path for many students, but as for intellectual liberation, there is very little. Teachers are indifferent and cynical and students are distracted and unambitious. The college needs a renovation of thinking.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    182 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is extremely safe. Theft and violence is taking very serious at PBSC. I feel safe with the campus security patrolling around the school seven days a week.

    Greek Life

    Not offered at PBSC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of clubs and activities that's offered at PBSC. I'm currently in the Biology club. There's a club for every student such as Student Government Association, Theatre Club, Hispanic Culture Club, Math Club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are serious about school and earning their degrees. Students who love a challenge, are motivated, and like to push themselves everyday.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable if you are a florida resident. PBSC knows that money doesn't grow on trees, so they try their best to keep tuition at a economical cost.

    What to do for fun

    What I like to do for fun is to tutor students who are having struggling in their science courses such as Biology and Chemistry. I also like taking walks at the beach and collecting sea-shells.

    Food and Dining

    It's pretty awesome. PBSC offers their selection of foods while having Dunkin Doughnuts alongside. If you're a breakfast person or a lunch person, there's a choice or every student at PBSC.

    Dorm Life

    Not offered at PBSC.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what you're majoring. Any courses done at PBSC can be as easy as you want it to be. By studying, doing your homework, and by paying attention, there will be no class that will be hard for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    BE PREPARED! It's the best tip I can give you because by being prepared you will do good in your courses, time-management and in life. Trust me, bing prepared will push you a step forward in life.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great school that offers many majors that can peak your interest. The professors are great and are there to HELP you to succeed in college. There is always something to do at PBSC that will enhance your academic experience.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    183 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Palm Beach State has a nice cafeteria on site with a variety of food for breakfast,lunch, and dinner. They also have a Dunkin Donuts on site.

    Dorm Life

    This campus does not have dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    Palm Beach State has awesome teachers that love to help you. Palm Beach State college also has tutors for FREE!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to see an advisor before selecting your classes. This would be a smart thing to do because, the advisors will help you get on track in selecting the right classes for you. The last thing you want is wasting your time on the wrong classes for your selected major.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Palm Beach State College. They have flexible class schedules to suit your every situation. They also provide online classes. Most of all it is very affordable. I totally recommend this school.

  • 11/22/2013

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

    184 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join the variety of clubs this campus has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried any food there but since FAU is right next door there are good places to go to for food or a quick snack, or coffee break.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here

    In three sentences

    I hear the professors are super helpful, nice and want nothing but for their students to strive. Some may push you and be harsh graders but it's only cause they want you to work hard and do your best to become successful. Also, they have a student computer lab for those that need to do work online or for those that don't have computers at home.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    185 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always security you will never feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    I work did not really have time for club and activities but there was always something going on. free food was ALWAYS. included. The other day I got a free deep tissue massage.

    Great for these types of students

    1.Students who work. 2.Have undecided majors. 3.Need flexible class schedules. 4.Like small schools

    What to do for fun

    Even though it is a community college the student council is always coming up with ideas for the students and even the faculty to have fun. We special dances, pageants, sports games, plays and many more.

    Food and Dining

    I dine at home, but when I do dine in the cafeteria the food is not bad. There is also a dunkin donuts in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.Before you pick any class please go see and advisor to put you on the right track. 2. Parking can be a little bit crazy at certain hours even in the early mornings, so make sure you give yourself extra time to park, so you get to class on time. 3. You know that website called Ratemyprofessors.com? Well it will come in handy, do not be afraid to read up on your potential professors.

    In three sentences

    1.For those who learn well in a small class setting this is the college for you. 2.The teachers really do care about whether or not you pass the class. 3.It is easy to get around and the classes are flexible with my work schedule; will give it a 4 out of 5.

  • 11/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    186 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security is continually roaming the halls and walkways.

    Clubs and Activities

    Personally I have never joined a club but they are always trying to recruit during rush week

    What to do for fun

    I love to use the computer lab and live tutoring center for studying, Throughout the Boca campus, there are many bench to enjoy nature while working. I tried to engage socially with classmates to have fun with them at the rec room.

    Food and Dining

    Being that Boca campus is very close to a mall, plenty of shopping center and coffee shop. this campuses has many dining options. In the surrounding areas outside of the school there are tons of restaurants.Many restaurant are affordable and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms are setup by university. There are plenty of housing around Boca and Lake Worth campuses. There is a comfy feeling because the university does provide plenty of dining space and common spaces where ever they can

    Academic Rigor

    With many options for online course it is ideal for night students. Academics are important that is why many professors are engaging and willing to assist students. Courses motive you to exceed and learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Must sure to get parking pass and arrive 15 minutes early because of traffic. Remember Palm Beach State south student's have many similar privileges as Florida Atlantic University student for their resources.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Palm Beach State College a four our of five. Many Florida Atlantic University school attend our school because of the professor and class time variety. This college has alot to offer at an affordable price.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    187 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and sport teams.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria provides a variety of meals.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class challenges you to be the best you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Take at least 4 classes a semester. 2. Stay commited to earning a good grade. 3. Join any of the clubs that this college holds, it is a chance to meet many great people.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a very diverse school. The advisors are very helpful and patient with the students. The professors at this college are very passionate about what they teach.

  • 12/10/2013

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

    188 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good here. They are always doing construction though during the school year. I guess that is the only time they have to do it, and that just means its going to get better and better. I like the fact that they have a few computers that you can use here to do your work if you forgot to do it the night before.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with my daughter donot live at the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    im quite satisfied

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to get your application in fast to get approved and register for classes. You should apply for scholarships early they will help you out in the end with your budget. Sign up for school it will benefit you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    I love that it is a State college, and that they offer online courses.I love that the faculty is very nice and supportive. I cant wait to start school in the fall.

  • 12/26/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    best college i could see what now. they help you with selecting your classes. and also they always want you to make your choice.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    190 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are Clubs, Sports and Other activities that take lace each day at Palm Beach State.

    Food and Dining

    The food Variety isn't wide. Again this is a small campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life. This is a state/community college

    Academic Rigor

    The academic level is great for students who have recently graduated high school. There are many resources available to help you succeed academically .

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for Prospective students would be: 1. Get to know your campus. 2. Attend different groups and clubs. 3. Take advantage of the labs and tutor clubs offered. 4. Make appointments to see your adviser regularly to see where you stand.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach state College is a great college to start off with for your career. The environment is small, but it makes you feel at home. I enjoy my classes and professors at Palm Beach State.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Diversity, same amount as any other college, will help you with your resumes and job interviews.

    Academic Rigor

    Same as all colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all college students, don't waste your time.

    In three sentences

    It is well organized. Its the perfect place to start. And it will help you save money, for a bonus you can attain a bachelor's degree from there.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student who has a strong drive to learn and enjoy themselves while in college should attend this college.

    Food and Dining

    The food around Boca Raton is full of variety. Boca has Italian, Mexican, Brazilian, Cuban, Chinese, Japanese, American, and Caribbean foods that are simply delicious. There is a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great!

    Academic Rigor

    Courses at Palm Beach State are challenging and informative. The professors teach impressively and wonderfully.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused! Keeping the right mindset in college is key. Success is achieved through persistence, ambition, and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State is wonderful. I attend at the Boca Raton campus, and it is a very peaceful and enjoyable school to be a part of. The professors really care about their students and the courses are extremely valuable.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the small class sizes that make it a more intimate learning environment. Get involved!!

    In three sentences

    My professors have been very interactive with the students. I feel as though every one of my professors truly wants me to succeed. I feel that it has been a great experience so far.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    194 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Solid food court

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Good balance of difficulty and fun.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    195 of 201

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If the library counts as fun, then you'll have the time of your life there. Like I said, the mall is right across the campus, soooo.

    Food and Dining

    There's only a Dunkin Donuts and a small little cafeteria, so there is no variety. The mall is, however, right across the street and there's a lot of places to eat there. Walking will only take you like 15 minutes to get there. Further down the road, there's a Barnes and Noble with a Starbucks as well, and a few restaurants in that shopping center. On the other side of campus, there's a pizza place. They're all within walking distance if you don't have a car, so it's not so bad.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's good, I guess.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself. Relax. Not everything is out to get you. Just know that this college isn't forever. You'll be fine. :)

    In three sentences

    The college cares about integrity and well-being of the students. Has a good, calm learning environment. Not always the best of professors, but not the worst either.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security is great, never left unsafe to be on campus. Campus security has a free sign up for alerts.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    For people who want a amazing experience in a four year college not far from home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student activity room for down time to meet new people on campus. There are games and there is also a sign up binder for fun activities that could fit you best.

    Bang for the buck

    I've been dancing for 9 years in Centro Cultural Semilla Boliviana where my mother is the director. It is my passion and hobby. Volunteering is one of the things I like to do fun because I like to help others and my environment. I've danced for fundraisers for Arco iris in Bolivia, La Paz to raise money for the children on the street. My dream is to travel there and volunteer with my radiology degree that I will receive from Palm beach State College to help in the Arco iris hospital.

    What to do for fun

    There are many events each month that hold fun activities and great music also free food. Palm Beach State has many clubs to join and has a student activity room to lounge and play pool or games on your down time.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has a Dunkin donuts and campus lunch with great deals on the combo meals.

    Dorm Life

    none.

    Academic Rigor

    The panther car is required to get in to the library, gym, and specials on events. Parking decal is a must,other wise get a parking ticket. Anything missing or stolen report to the campus security they get to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to campus on time to find a parking spot, and make sure to have a decal or otherwise get a parking ticket. Sign up for classes early to get the best times. Buy the books you need early when it has a special on rentals.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a great learning experience. Any help or questions the adviser are the best people to guide you. There are many amazing programs to choose from and now it is a four year college.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always security guards on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have some clubs but not a big variety. However, you can create your own club.

    What to do for fun

    To me it's more of just going to school, then going home. Campus is very small. Good college though.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't too many food choices in the cafeteria. Also, fresh foods, for example: apples are $1.29, that's too much for an apple.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on the Boca Campus

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your decision of what teacher to take. The ones I've experienced with are interesting, some patient, and challenging in different ways. Most importantly, they actually want you to learn. Also, learn how to think as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take class everyday. Make a schedule like Monday Wednesday and Friday. That way you would have a day off after each school day. It really helps with homework and just relax a little

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is a very small and cozy place. It's classes are similar to high school ones, size wise. Clean and everyone is nice from students to teachers

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    198 of 201

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I went to a Boca Raton campus, so it was very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join all the clubs!

    Bang for the buck

    Their fees are the very minimum that any school can charge and you have gym, learning center, computer centers that can lend you a laptop for about 2 hours for free.

    What to do for fun

    Join all the clubs that pertain to your degree. Also, join Honors college and Phi Theta Kappa!

    Food and Dining

    Food from the cafeteria is good, they have a good variety. Personally, I like to order wraps which are made the way you want them to.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms but the student life is very engaging.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers do challenge and push you to your limits. At the end of they day, you will know all the needed material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure and contact the advisor to schedule classes accordingly.

    In three sentences

    This college is great, for a community college they have good programs. I like the teachers and the student life that is being offered. I am very active with the student services and we do have some great events.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Game room has PS3, Xbox 360, pool tables, ping pong, board games, etc. Sporting events. Theatre.

    Food and Dining

    Dunkin Donuts. Their cafe is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    They teach you what you need to know to further your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking can get filled, arrive early. Use ratemyprofessor.com to avoid conflicting personalities.

    In three sentences

    With three locations across Palm Beach County, it is easily accessible to thousands who attend. Intriguing classes headed by outstanding professors are accented with small classrooms that help students learn. Overall, a great school for your associates, or even a bachelors degree.

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school is pretty small so there is always someone around. If you need help there is security on campus.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life since it is a community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs for everyone. You are able to create your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are trying to get back to school or students who have other responsibilities. The schedules are very flexible, whether you want to do online classes or go twice a week.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are always activities going on in the small court yard that we have. There are times where they have events where they give you food and play music.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are not that expensive if you are an in-state student.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs there for you to join. If there are no clubs that interest you, you can always create one for yourself.

    Food and Dining

    They have a small cafeteria there for you to buy food in between classes. They also have vending machines near the classrooms if you want a quick snack.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this school, since it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely challenging to go to school there. Just because it is a community college does not mean it will be a breeze, you have to actually work hard and study if you want to pass. Especially if you take online classes, because the workload is usually a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest incoming students to definitely get to know their teachers and join clubs to stand out. Getting to know your teachers is a good way to stay ahead of the game and keep your grades up. Also, if you want to transfer and need a recommendation letter it will be easy to ask your teachers if you have a good relationship with them.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State is a really great community college. I would recommend any student who is trying to get their AA to go there. The process was very smooth and everyone is very friendly.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They're very diligent with their security. They send out text messages if anything is wrong and they have security officers on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs on campus for all needs. They're easy to find and easy to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes people in the cafeteria can be crazy. If you want peace and quiet, don't go there, but if you think they're entertaining, then hang out in the cafeteria often.

    Bang for the buck

    Extremely cheap and you get a solid education.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. Go to the gym. Make friends and schedule time to hang out with them.

    Food and Dining

    They feed you. It doesn't taste very good, though.

    Dorm Life

    Palm Beach State College doesn't have any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I didn't find the school particularly difficult, but I did take multiple AP classes in high school and passed them all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Palm Beach State College will save you money. Make sure you get advice and read reviews on teachers before taking their class.

    In three sentences

    Palm Beach State College is an extremely diverse community reflecting the community around it. It is definitely a school for students who either want to save money or who don't know what they want to do and desire time to sort things out in their lives. Although they don't have many sports or a crazy campus life, they do provide a solid education and an opportunity to figure out what you desire for the future.