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Paul D Camp Community College Reviews

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  • 10/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Strangely, I rarely see active campus security. Of course, the Franklin campus is in a location that's highly monitored by city police.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. If you receive an invitation and can afford to, joining PTK is an excellent opportunity. You get multiple career building benefits including a pay boost when you list them on your resume.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sadly, there is not much of a selection as far as clubs and activities on the Franklin campus.

    Great for these types of students

    High school grads and anyone of any age who wishes to build their e-portfolio and expand their career horizons.

    Bang for the buck

    Paul D. Camp states that they would much rather give students grants and scholarships, so they don't offer loans. The catch is, you have to know what you want to go to school for, and stick with it because transferring mid-game or switching programs can mess you up.

    What to do for fun

    The only fun in Franklin is at the bowling alley. They used to have a movie theater, but around 2008 they couldn't afford the continuous ceiling repairs and closed down.

    Food and Dining

    Both the Franklin and Suffolk locations are on streets where there are restaurants. If you don't have time between classes, however, the student center has vending machines and the bookstore has snacks and drinks, as well as coffee.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms- it's a community college! However, the Franklin campus is right next to Meadow Ridge, an apartment complex. One can expect to pay about $780 for a 2-bedroom apartment there. I've gone on a tour of one; they're rather nice! You may also, through financial aid at Paul D., get some housing assistance. You would need to speak to a financial advisor.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone at this school, from the teacher to the student, is ready to work for education's sake. You will not be babied, but you can definitely expect eager teachers, brilliant classmates and help around every corner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid and don't be intimidated. As soon as you know what you want to go to school for, decide whether you want to do a two-year degree for transfer, or if you just want a basic degree and then to find work. Make use of your resources- library, workforce development and your course advisor. PLEASE, don't waste time! Get started as soon as possible after high school graduation. And hey, even if you didn't graduate- they'll help you get your GED! Got your GED? Awesome! They don't treat you any differently than they treat high school grads. High school students are especially encouraged to apply- they really do offer a LOT of scholarships for people who just graduated high school!! If there is something you don't know about the process, they spell it out for you right on their website- but you can always call the main office or financial aid. When placing online book orders, relax knowing you're taken care of. If Charlotte doesn't have what you need she'll be more than happy to place a special order for you- and you receive a call once it's available for pick-up! But I strongly urge you to go into your bookstore. I've worked at the Franklin bookstore, and I can safely say you meet some of the most wonderful folks there. As far as financial aid goes- a lot of it is computer-based, meaning it's a computer that monitors what and how much you get. ALWAYS, each year, hand in that FAFSA- if you're 24 or older, you can use your own tax information, but if not you can use your parents' (and if you have a special situation, financial aid at Franklin campus is definitely on top of their game!). If an error is made, the folks in the financial aid office are more than helpful. Really. One semester, I entered warning status because SAP ran too early. I wrote a super-mad e-mail. They were so nice, so helpful and kind... I actually felt bad and had to apologize. It's frustrating, but like I said, they get it. Just... use your words. :)

    In three sentences

    The staff is helpful. The teachers are colorful. There's a genuine sense that you can really succeed here.

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Paul D. Camp is great for students who are a little scared about going to a large school or a student who doesn't have enough credits or money to go to the school they want to go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to avoid procrastinating it's not a very good trait to have. Be positive and never allow negative things and people to stop you for doing your work or achieving your degree.

    Bang for the buck

    I recommend attending Paul D. Camp Community College first before attending a larger school. It's cheaper and you get what you pay for.

    Am enjoying being here

    All the students are cool, I feel really comfortable there. Everyone is very focused on their work and are willing to help other students.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are amazing. If I don't understand something my professors will make sure I do by the end of the class.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe, the whole campus revolves around safety

    What to do for fun

    There are many funny things: including clubs and school run activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is no dineing plan, but there are many good restruants in the area.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Is a very good pace. They work very well with how scheduals go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make regular appointments with your advisor and everything will go smoothly for you. If your planning on transfering, make sure you keep up and work with both schools to keep things straight.

    In three sentences

    Paul D. Camp Community College is one of the best schools that I have attended. If I had to give the school a star rateing it would be a five star rateing. I absolutely love this school.

  • 10/04/2013

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

    4 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a very secure, and non- threatning safety atmosphere.

    Great for these types of students

    Continuing Education Adults and Pre- 4year college students.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is not that expensive.

    What to do for fun

    The college is only 30 minutes from Virginia Beach Oceanfront and 30 mins from North Carolina Fun centers.

    Food and Dining

    The surrounding area has many options for food and beverages. The area has plenty of restaurants, pizzarias, and places that offer down-home cooking.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm Life is non- existant. There are not any dorms available but there ar plenty of lovely areas to live in the community.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is not too bad to handle.I feel as though they offer a great line-up of courses to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay up on or ahead on all of your assignments. It will make your overall experience easier.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college. Paul D. Camp cares about their students. Paul D. Camp is highly recommended in my area.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The only food they have a vending machines, so if you want food you have to drive. They have fast food restaurants such as McDonald's that is about 5 minutes away.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    When it comes to getting classes and finding out about financial aid, you need to be on it 100% because they are not going to babysit you and make sure that you have everything that you need. Some advisers are more helpful than others when it comes to what courses you need in order to graduate. There are some teachers who will not attend class and will not email you that they will not be in, but you will have to go to school in order to find out. Do your homework, ask for help, study for test and quizzes because it will help you in the long run when you attend a four-year university. If you need help in a certain subject get a tutor because sometimes they can help you understand the material better than your professor.

    In three sentences

    I give Paul D Camp Community College in Suffolk a 4 out of 5. The building needs to be remodeled. Some of the teachers are great and really care about their students and other teachers are sub par. It is smaller than the other Paul D campuses, so you do not feel one out of a thousand.