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Pikes Peak Community College Reviews

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  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for student that are just starting out and still do not know what they really want to do. Also this school is great for military students, students that have full time jobs, students with odd work hours, and student that would like to take online classes. Pikes peak is also wonderful for students that just want a certificate and not a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to this school make sure that you know what classes are needed for your degree. Talk to other students they can help you pick out good classes and great teachers. Do not underestimate the work load, even though it's a community college it's still college! Get your books before the first day of class and read a little. Also on the first day of class get yourself a study buddy, they will say your behind if you miss a class.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition of Pikes Peak is a decent price and financial aid really helps too. For my last semester which was 14 credit hours I paid 1600 plus books.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school has a problem with not guiding their students. There are great people working in the admissions office and councilors office but they just don't have enough time to truly help the students choose the correct classes for themselves. If students don't talk with one another about degree programs and the classes needed then they'll end up in a class they don't need or don't like.

    Am learning a lot

    The academic programs are great and the teachers really inspire student to absorb what they are teaching.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is a good feeling of safety and protection at pikes peak.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are limited numbers of clubs and activities at pikes peak.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want one-on-one help from the teacher and great interaction between fellow students.

    Bang for the buck

    with in-state tuition at less than $3500, earning a two year degree cannot be cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    find a study group. this is a great way to meet new people and get help outside the classroom.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is good, healthy food at a good price.

    Dorm Life

    pikes peak does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    since this is a community college, this is not the most competitive learning environment. it is college, so not a place to be lazy either.

    Tips for prospective students

    always be on time to classes and listen to what the teachers say. if it sounds important, write it down!

    In three sentences

    this is a great place to start a college education. the classes are smaller, and the teachers are great. for the price, you cannot find a better school in southern colorado.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In Colorado we have a little more snow than other states. The best part of the campus safety and security program is the alerts to your mobile phone and email accounts that let you know when a campus is closed, or classes are delayed.

    Greek Life

    All or most of the fraternities and sororities available to 2 year colleges are available on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for just about every program, too. There are many activities posted on the homepage. The one I most remember is the ice cream social at the beginning of the year. It was a nice way to get to know the school and you could bring your whole family.

    Great for these types of students

    Pikes Peak Community College is a great school for those who are in the military, or the Olympic hopefuls, because there are three campuses near the bases and the Olympic training sites. It is also perfect for someone who is working full time, or a parent. The online, evening, and weekend courses make it suitable for all schedules.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of anything on campus, but there are a lot of interesting locations and traditions nearby. There is a story of a woman who was buried on top of a mountain, but a mudslide brought her casket into the town of Manitou Springs. Every year they have casket races to commemorate her afterlife travels.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many ways that Colorado and Pikes Peak Community College help students pay for their education beyond federal financial aid programs. I chose PPCC because I needed a school that could get me the education I needed to land a position in this economy, but I also needed to be able to pay off my student loans.

    What to do for fun

    Colorado is THE state for fun. Why else would it be the playground of the stars? There are many outdoor activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain climbing, waterparks, white water rafting, skiing, geocaching, boating, etc. Colorado is rated one of the healthiest states in the country for a reason!

    Food and Dining

    I can't rate this because I have never experienced food and dining on campus. Colorado Springs has a good variety of eateries, unique and franchised.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know anything about this.

    Academic Rigor

    This college was actually my first experience with instructors that expect interaction in the classroom. It was alright to have views that differed with other classmates' as long as you were respectful. The point was to think about the subject, not just memorize facts.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip for anyone planning on starting college is to find a place that has as many pluses outside of the classroom as it does inside of the classroom. Pick a college that has a great staff and curriculum, but is also situated in a town that could stand on its own without the college. Your internship could turn into a permanent position and you want to be someplace that you can call home.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak Community College is the best undergraduate college in Colorado Springs. It offers a large variety of courses and programs with a way to learn that fits everyone's needs. The area is perfect for anyone that likes to study or take a break from studying in the great outdoors.

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who lives in Colorado Springs and who wants a good education but isn't sure of their career path yet or who is on a budget. Overall, it's a great school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Know the general career path that you want to take before starting college. It's not a requirement, it just helps you down the road. If you're not sure of your career path, take general classes like English and Science so that they'll stay with you even if you transfer degrees or majors.

    Bang for the buck

    While the price isn't extremely cheap, you definitely get your money's worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are very friendly! A lot of the students work in school functions, such as the bookstore and the library, so you see familiar faces everywhere you go! Because of the smaller enrollment, there is more of a connection between students.

    Am learning a lot

    The academic programs here are definitely impressive. I would say that the level of education being taught is as good, if better, than any local university.

  • 01/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pikes Peak is perfect for students who work full-time jobs; students who just want a cheap education that's still valuable and respectable; students who struggled getting into a four year university; or students who just want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    You definitely have to be your own advocate when dealing with advisers. If you plan to visit a adviser, be sure to bring plenty of questions. Know in general what classes you need to take to transfer before you sign up for them! Many classes fill up fast.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely feel that PPCC is worth the price. It's a beautiful community college, and the teachers there are helpful and know their curriculum well. For an Associate's Degree, I'd recommend going here first and then transferring to a four year college. It's the same level of education---just cheaper!

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy my classes a lot. The people at PPCC are varied which makes classes fun and stimulating because you get to hear from different perspectives. However, there aren't that many activities to get involved in. Personally, I just go to my classes and head straight back home.

    Am learning a lot

    I've only been to Pikes Peak for one semester so far, but I feel like I've definitely entered into the college realm. Classes are far more challenging than high school, but only because each class requires more time for studying, homework, and projects. On the plus side (or negative side---depending on your view point), the classes aren't too difficult. However, just because the classes are easy doesn't mean that the education is any less valuable. Many of the professors at Pikes Peak also teach at UCCS. For a far cheaper price, students are receiving the same level of education as those attending a public university.

  • 11/11/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Really great

    Tips for prospective students

    The students are serious and fun too.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is quite okay.

    Will enjoy being here

    I will also enjoy this college because it's not far from my home, and the students there are also nice though i hardly know them.

    Will learn a lot

    I will be learning a lot here in Pikes Peak, because the same teacher that teaches at UCCS also teach down at Pikes Peak; so it would be a learning center of high expectations!!!!!

  • 12/25/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Older, more goal oriented individuals. I believe it takes a self disciplined person to attend college so late in there life like me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to go to the schools your interested in and looking around. Ask lots of questions and don't settle for something your unsure of or being rushed to do.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not sure if I'm getting the big bang for my buck but compared to the few colleges I have compared to, I am getting my money worth.

    Will enjoy being here

    I will enjoy being here. It's close to my house, I will be attending in the morning right after I drop my children off at school and will still be home in time to have lunch with them

    Will learn a lot

    I do believe I will learn a lot here. It has a comfortable environment that is peaceful and with hardly any disruptive noise

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at PPCC and there are a lot of clubs to choose from. If you don't see what you like you can create your very own club!

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is very small at the Rampart campus. If you plan on being there during lunch, save a little bit of money and bring your lunch from home.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here at PPCC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check the rating on any professor that you may be contemplating taking. While the are more quality instructors than bad ones, there are still instructors that really shouldn't be teaching anymore. This can make your experience a bad one. So check out your professor's rating before you even start classes.

    In three sentences

    There are many wonderful professors here at PPCC but you do need to be careful. The class schedules are flexible so that working students and parents can still find time to attend. You get quality instruction for a fraction of the cost of attending a university.

  • 05/21/2011

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

    9 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's cheap and the credits are eaily transferable to CSU.

    Will enjoy being here

    I'll be enjoying it in Colorado. Plus your next to the Mountains. How much better can it get?

    Will learn a lot

    I think I will learn a lot from what I hear.

  • 07/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    they do have online classes that are great for those who work, however not all are available online. I would say they are great for the type of students who need alternatives to the standard college Monday through Friday, work part time plan.

    Tips for prospective students

    Call to make sure financial aid went through as well as COF(if you are able to use it).

    Bang for the buck

    The classes seem to be the same as any other college, and most are available online.

    Am enjoying being here

    For the most part, the professors and faculty are really nice and helpful. The only thing that makes it less enjoyable is that they change up the process for the loans and don't always change the current student page but they do change the prospective student page. This makes taking out loans and dealing with financial aid, even more of a problem than it is considering they close the offices at 5.

    Am learning a lot

    I would say the teach the same as any other college. There seems to be no difference between what you learn at PPCC and what you would learn at the universities when it comes to the Associates degrees.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges that I looked at they are CHEAP and give a great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Pikes Peak Community College is great. They have activities going on all the time to help get students together and make bonds.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are great. I have had several teachers that have shown they take a personal interest in you as a person. They try to accomidate all learning styles so everyone gets the most out of their education

  • 09/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who want to get an okay education or transfer into a four-year school, but don't have a lot of money. It's not particularly stressful, either.

    Tips for prospective students

    The textbooks are really expensive and in most of my classes, not needed. You should check if you're definitely going to use them in your class, especially software classes (the buyback on software textbooks is about 5 dollars).

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges, it's pretty cheap and it's a good stepping stone to transfer into a four-year college.

    Am enjoying being here

    All the teachers are very friendly and helpful, and prepared to help people one-on-one. The class sizes are also perfect: not crowded at all, but not so small that it gets awkward. About 20 students per class.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm in the Multimedia Graphic Design program here. I've had past experience with many of the programs required in the course, but I'm still learning new things about many of them. However, classes in my course don't seem to have everything sorted out: one teacher will assume you've learned something in another class, when that other teacher has completely glossed over it. While I am getting some good education, I feel like I wouldn't be completely prepared in graphic design after getting my degree here.

  • 10/26/2011

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

    13 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    Yes I will enjoy being at Pikes Peak

    Will learn a lot

    I have learned a lot about this college by what I am hearing

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think PPCC, and community college in general, is great for people who have not been to school in a long time and/or people who did poorly academically in their previous school. The staff and faculty will try to make the transition easy for you. I also think PPCC is good for students who, like me, graduated high school with good grades, but feel they are not quite ready for a university. The university connection programs help with that! Based on my experiences at PPCC, I feel you can't miss attending PPCC.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe that the purpose of going to college (aside from academics), is meeting new people and learning the value of teamwork. I think an important quality for later life is being humble enough to ask for and accept help from others. You might be surprised how much eaiser things seem when you don't have to do everything yourself. Therefore, I strongly recommend you make an effort to get to know your classmates, particularly in classes you potentially will have trouble with, and set aside time outside of class to do homework and study together. Make sure you know your teachers as well. After all, they are teaching you! They will help you if you ask. I think the same goes for applying to PPCC, class registeration, financial aid, etc. Don't try to do everything yourself. If you need help, ask. PPCC has many advisors for just that reason. But at the same time, don't expect everyone to do everything for you. You won't learn otherwise!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel you get your money's worth from PPCC. The tuition is obviously considerably cheaper than at a university and the campus bookstore's prices are reasonable, but you still may want to look online before buying from the bookstore. There is, of course, a financial aid department and they are always very helpful. They also offer work study to financial aid students who show need for and want work study to help pay for school and gain valuable work experience. Since the majority of students who go to PPCC transfer to a universty, the advisors can help you find university transfer programs for the universities you want to go to. Like I said, I felt I have learned a lot from my teachers, and I feel the money I have spent at PPCC has been well-spent.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed my experience at PPCC. For me, PPCC has been fairly similar to high school, so that has definitely made it easier. You have plenty of new friends to potentially make, the career advisors are always available to help you with your degree plan, and there is even a student crisis center for students who need guidance with school and personal matters. I think the PPCC staff and faculty understands that college, particularly for new students, can be confusing and frustrating, so they do try to make it easy for you while making sure you are getting a valuable college education (assuming you are trying to do well!)

    Am learning a lot

    Overall, I feel like I am learning a lot from PPCC and I feel my teachers are preparing me to go to a university. Over my four semesters at PPCC, I have had no serious problems with any of my teachers except for one math teacher (who no one liked or respected anyway). None of my classes have been too demanding (though that obviously depends on your major), and I am academically doing slightly better at PPCC than in high school. The thing I like most about the PPCC teachers is that they expect you to behave like an adult, so they will treat you like one. The only thing I don't like the teachers is that the vast majority of PPCC teachers are adjunct, so I don't think they are as connected with each other as I would like. This can cause problem in some classes, particularly classes that cover two or more semesters, like English or Science. For example, if you take and pass English 1 and take English 2, your English 2 teacher may expect to know some things you should have learned in English 1, but your English 1 teacher did not cover. But like I said, I have been very comfortable with my teachers' teaching methods, so I personally have not had a problem with them. Overall, however, I feel I am truly being prepared for going to a university by going to PPCC, and I certainly do not regret it.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nice

    What to do for fun

    enjoy the sports at ppcc

    Tips for prospective students

    decide their major before they start going to college.

    In three sentences

    a very academic school with great opportunities for students that want to overcome.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    yes, pikes peak is a community college, but there are still many fun activities to do. the school has many clubs, and sports, like cheerleading, soccer, and karate.

    Tips for prospective students

    always come prepared no matter what, and pay attention of your surroundings.

    In three sentences

    pikes peak is the home of many smart, friendly people. the staff here are very helpful. and times for class schedules are flexible and convenient.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    there are so many classes to choose from, some during the day some at night so they definitely try to accommodate everyone. also, they provide on-site daycare for parents.

    Bang for the buck

    pikes peak provides class by class payments. it is determined by the number if units the classes are. so if you are taking 6 units, you will pay less than people who are taking 9 units, or 12 units. that is different than many universities which make each student pay the same one they get to a certain number if units.

    What to do for fun

    i am mostly just involved in the academic aspect of pikes peak, but they definitely have some fun things going on. now they have a student government where students run for senate, president etc. also, they have a talent show that i believe will be beginning in the next couple weeks, and they have a program where you make trash into art which is a very conscious project to promote recycling and eliminate unnecessary waste into landfills.

    Food and Dining

    the food is fine. it's no five star restaurant, but i've definitely had worse. they have affordable sodas, juices, morning and afternoon snacks. they also have many places to sit to eat, inside and outside and convenient microwaves to heat up food if you bring your own.

    Dorm Life

    i don't believe they provide dorms on the campuses, well at least the campus i attend.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes themselves are not very difficult. the nursing program is fairly difficult to get into, but i think that is the same for many schools nowadays. i think the thing that makes pikes peak better than many colleges is the teachers and faculty. the advisers send email responses daily and the teachers are always on-call to answer questions. it's a very supportive way to learn and it makes the academics a great deal easier to juggle.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a parent they have childcare on campus. if you are looking into a fairly easy, non-stressful program, join the cna program. it is very short and quite easy. after a couple of months you walk out with the ability to get a certification and enter the career field. it is also a great way to figure out which career path you would like to follow because the classes are affordable and they offer good financial aid options.

    In three sentences

    pikes peak is a great, affordable school. there are amazing teachers and advisers that are always there and ready to help. the campuses are conveniently located and are very clean and welcoming.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have police officers watching the campus 24 hours a day, so the campus is very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not familiar with all the clubs and activities on campus but i would recommend is the multicultural club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone who is looking for a low budget school.

    What to do for fun

    The campus had lots of clubs and activities you can join. I personally am in the multicultural club. In this club we take field trips, such as going to Oklahoma and Aspen. Its lots of fun!

    Food and Dining

    Food is awesome! They just constructed a kitchen last week, so students can have fresh delicious food!

    Dorm Life

    Pikes Peak Community Collage dose not providing dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There not many difficulty at Pikes Peak Community Collage. The only challenge i can think of is getting lost in the parking lot or in the building.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend to go onto the ppcc.edu website if you need help with anything. The website has all the information you need, and it shows you the the steps you need to take. A good friend to make on campus is Coach Eddie (he is the multicultural counselor). He will help you with anything you need. Another helpful resources is going to enrollment services.

    In three sentences

    The college is awesome and the staff is supper helpful! There are many resources on campus for students who are struggling with a class, such as the math lab, writing center, computer lab, and tutoring centers. The campus online resources is helpful and essay to access.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Haven't tried the food yet but heard it's good.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm life. Community college

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers I've had this semester are stellar. I highly recommend Dr. Mandell as a math teacher, she's the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as soon as you can. The earlier the better in case any issues arise. Same thing holds true for applying for financial aid/student loans. And any Vets, this holds true more for you due to the delay at the VA processing centers.

    In three sentences

    I've had positive experiences so far from all the departments in Pikes Peak. The VA office is very informative and helpful as is the Advising Center and the Financial Aid Office isn't too bad either.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security and officers all around making it feel very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who need more one on one learning

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs and organizations

    Dorm Life

    live off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes early

    In three sentences

    Great class sizes. Very convenient, location wise. Offers great opportunities.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great, I see guards walking around all the time. I feel safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Wanting to succeed but not to much stress.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and come to their special events

    Food and Dining

    It's okay

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have questions just ask.

    In three sentences

    The people here are very helpful. The teachers are amazing. Nice campuses.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The Campus is design for special need students and the college is also committed to offering and helping anyone who choose to get an college education

    What to do for fun

    Campus life provides various activities for the student to participate in to get to know each other and most of the activites are free

    Dorm Life

    Pikes Peak does not have dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to be successful Pikes Peak Community College will guide you all the way.

    In three sentences

    Refreshing institution committed to giving the students the most out of their education versatile. Pikes Peak offers various avenues to make sure we succeed if you fail its because that is the choice you made not because resource are not available.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always cops on patrol, as well as machines outside that allow you to call for help in the parking lot. Plus, there are papers in all of the bathrooms that have numbers for people to call if they need help.

    Greek Life

    We don't have one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a wide range of clubs that anyone can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Pikes Peak is a great place for anybody willing to go to school and put in the effort.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our mascot is an aardvark.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is awesome for how little you pay!

    What to do for fun

    There are dance classes and theater, plus clubs to attend. Also, there's a gym at the Centennial Campus for more activities and a spirit week.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good and there's a little, but nice variety.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because this is a community college doesn't mean it is easy. I spent hours and hours on just my anatomy class alone, and I had four classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up quickly because the classes fill fast!

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent school at a price I can actually afford. The teachers really care and, more often than not, actually take the time to get to know you so they can better help you with your education. I recommend this college to everyone I know.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel so much safer here than I ever did at the schools in Denver

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for a hands on learning experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive and affordable and the courses are much more interactive and personal than university courses.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fresh and tasty

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I think the courses and experience have good foundation and give real experience that pertain to life outside of school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the amazing opportunities the school offers.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy this school, I drive all the way from Littleton to the Springs just to go here. They have great program opportunities and staff that really helps the students. The courses are diverse and really give hands on and real world experience while in school.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A Police force on all campasses

    Greek Life

    Unaware

    Clubs and Activities

    Unaware

    Great for these types of students

    Great for a hands on learner. I am not one that can learn from books alone, but most of the training is hands on training.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that i am aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    I have run out of student loans do to the new federal rules. And will Graduate after the P.O.S.T. Academy. and i am seeking a way to pay for that certification.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on but for myself I work to much too enjoy

    Food and Dining

    They do have a coffie shop, plus a food service hall.

    Dorm Life

    Currently not in the dorm and not sure they have any at this campus

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great, but even if you fall behind the torturing labs are always there to assist.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have our finances in order.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak Community College is a great school do to the teachers on hand. All the teacher are currently or had been in the fields at which they teach. And the ability to work with active and prior military is one of the major plus.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have sports.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best but the school is working on it.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It always depends on the class and professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always research your professors before you sign up for their class. If you like what you see most the time you will love the class.

    In three sentences

    Good school. Affordable.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Has amazing art teachers. Only at the downtown campus though.

    What to do for fun

    Being a part of a club

    Food and Dining

    Have cool little cafeterias

    Dorm Life

    Um no dorms..

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask around or go to ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for classes. It saved my life.

    In three sentences

    It has good teachers that actually can teach you one on one and you don't have to be in huge lecture rooms. Tricky about the degrees though.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I Love sports and spend time with my kids.

    Dorm Life

    does not have dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to school everyday and stay on task.

    In three sentences

    Pikes peak has a great staff that are willing to help. Great access to email. Good teachers that are willing to teach well.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There isn't anything on campus, but there is a movie theater and several good restaurants near by.

    Food and Dining

    The only bad aspect is that it is really expensive.

    Dorm Life

    There is none

    Academic Rigor

    It's not too hard, but it is not lax either

    Tips for prospective students

    Get signed up for classes as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school to prepare students for a better college such as a university. There are many opportunities there, as well as a high school spirit. There are many resources to help students so that they can be the best they can.

  • 05/31/2012

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

    30 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't attended any classes yet. But I did notice several on-campus police vehicles and campus police were visible in several locations in the building.

    Greek Life

    I haven't attended any classes yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't attended any classes yet.

    Great for these types of students

    I haven't attended any classes yet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't attended any classes yet.

    Bang for the buck

    I haven't attended any classes yet.

    What to do for fun

    I haven't participated in any functions at the school yet.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't used the dining facilities yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't attended any classes yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take control of your education. Don't rely on teachers or advisors to make sure you're on the right track with your degree. They're all very helpful, but ultimately you are responsible for your success.

    In three sentences

    PPCC has an overwhelming diversity of options for students entering higher education. They also have a wide range of facilities to help students meet their potential. Classes are offered at all times of the day, allowing students to make school fit their lifestyle.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for almost ANY type of student! Nerds, Goths, Jocks, Geeks, Redditors, millionaires, Bronies, Geniuses, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual?... The college just got done with a lot of remodeling and wow it looks great!

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out anywhere in or outside of the Campus, or you could join the MANY different clubs at the college.

    Food and Dining

    BEST. SOUP. EVER!

    Dorm Life

    I've heard that it doesn't have the GREATEST dorm life because there aren't any actual dorms at this college. But I can't be so sure since I don't use them...

    In three sentences

    Very comfortable and inviting environment. Friendly students and teachers everywhere you go. If you were to start college anywhere, this is a great place to start!

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I personally like to go dancing. At least once a month my friend I go dancing to relieve stress!

    Food and Dining

    Again, not able to help.

    Dorm Life

    Not able to help. Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focus. Do all your homework. Do not procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have your finacial information in order. Sign up for classes as soon as they open up. Always ask questions! There are no stupid ones.

    In three sentences

    I love Pikes Peak Community College! There is so much information you can obtain online. There is always someone there to help and guide you.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rampart Range is a very safe campus. There are cops that can escort you and well light parking lots. Biggest issue to ever come up is petty theft.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs but since everyone commutes there is not a lot of club activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for working students, students earning a second degree, or students living at home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None to speak of.

    Bang for the buck

    At an affordable price it is possible to get your associates and then transfer to a university such as UCCS, CSU, or Cu. This saves you lots of money because you did not have to pay for two years

    What to do for fun

    There are several areas to relax and hang out with friends, perfect for in between classes.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small cafeteria but it has few options at high prices.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life to speak off, everyone commutes.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes, especially the guaranteed transfer classes, are rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes early, they fill up. Try to get an a teacher who graduated from the academy, there are several and they are fantastic teachers. Math and science classes are the hardest so be sure to talk to the teachers about any problems you don't understand.

    In three sentences

    Rampart Range is an excellent campus. The Air Force teachers are usually the best. The college is usually willing to resolve any issues you might have.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great college for anyone that wants a good college education and don't have lots of money.

    Food and Dining

    They have the Meadow and it has been upgraded and offer more delicious foods.

    Academic Rigor

    Their academic rigor is just as streneous as any other college.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great way to start and cheap.

    In three sentences

    PPCC offers a great program for student that want to transfer. It is called the 60/60 program. You can start at PPCC and all credits pertaining to your degree will transfer to, like in my case, UCCS.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Great tuition

    What to do for fun

    They have lots of clubs and events

    Tips for prospective students

    See an advisor, and follow their plan

    In three sentences

    This is a great college. It is flexible and has awesome professors! This really works to fit the needs of my life.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police take their job extremely seriously. Counselors are always on hand, and there are emergency call centers in the parking lots.

    Greek Life

    There isn't one, really. The honors program is called Phi Theta Kappa. You must maintain a premium GPA to be apart of that.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you're into diversity, then PPCC is the place for you. There are TONS of cultural clubs to join. Besides that, I don't know of many other types of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    I am unsure of what this question is asking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I actually don't know of any traditions or unusual locations. The most unusual thing is the mascot, Arnie the Aardvark...

    Bang for the buck

    Community colleges are notoriously cheaper than 4-year universities. You get more hands-on learning than most larger schools would offer. The class sizes are reasonably sized so that teachers have more one-on-one time with each student.

    What to do for fun

    PPCC's campus life and student council work hard to put on activities for students. Different organizations also host their own fundraisers.

    Food and Dining

    It's improving! The Centennial Campus just renovated the small convenience store and put in more food options. There isn't a cafeteria, although there used to be one.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff want you to succeed. There is a no BS attitude that motivates most students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have all your ducks in a row before kicking off. If you're there to transfer, get that figured out FIRST THING. The advisers need to know where to put you based on whether or not you want to continue your education at PPCC or not.

    In three sentences

    PPCC offers a great selection of possible careers. The faculty and staff truly care about their students' futures and work hard to ensure they can get out and get a job. I would suggest PPCC to anyone!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have places all over campus to call for help, you can get escorted to your car and they have police officers available during class hours, nights and weekend classes as well.

    Greek Life

    I was invited to a sorority, but didn't join, so I'm not sure other than the fact they exist.

    Clubs and Activities

    I Haven't seen many advertised, and have not attended/joined any, so I would rank it low.

    Great for these types of students

    Responsible people and adults. Go-getters!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Behind the bookstore at the centennial campus they often have book fairs and meetings that are interesting to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Reasonably priced and financial aid is offered often. The education is great, and the degree is obtainable within the time given.

    What to do for fun

    It's a community college so there isn't much to do on campus. I haven't been to any events so I'm not sure what they offer.

    Food and Dining

    They have a snack store and a coffee shop, but the food they make isn't great, but it's reasonably priced.

    Academic Rigor

    Basic classes are pretty straight-forward, but I wouldn't say easy. Upper classes, especially maths and sciences are difficult, but I'd imagine no more difficult than other schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to talk to an advisor make an appointment first. Without one you can be waiting a few hours to see one.

    In three sentences

    I love Pikes Peak! The teachers are knowledgable and helpful, especially for it being a community college. All of my teachers have treated me with respect and honesty, along with helping me learn along the way.

  • 07/19/2012

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

    38 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    PPCC is perfect for adults returning to school and trying to balance busy lives with education. There are a number of classroom formats and times available for all sorts of classes, including a lot of science courses which I have found the most challenging to work into my schedule.

    Food and Dining

    I commute from out of town and bring my own lunch/dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I don't/won't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes yet so I can't answer this.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and get all of your paperwork in and completed by their deadlines... this will afford you many more opportunities.

    In three sentences

    This school is extremely organized and expedient in processing information. The breadth of majors available is amazing for a community college. The number of financial aid options here is extremely helpful, including COF.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs around the campuses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Multiple campuses around Colorado Springs and one in Falcon. Make sure you know which campus to go to and where it is before classes start.

    Bang for the buck

    It is affordable and you get a lot from the classes if you put in the effort.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs around that you can get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small store on one campus that recently added a sub and grill option.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on-site living.

    Academic Rigor

    It is paced about halfway between high school and a four year university. A good stepping stone between the two.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do financial aid stuff early. If you apply half-way through the semester it can create issues involving your bill and registration status.

    In three sentences

    Helps students succeed. Affordable. Checks for grants and awards without you having to accept manually.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I felt like it was important to do well for me foremost, but also to my instructor. I feel that they really try to spend the extra time with you and are willing to meet you with any questions. I feel like after the state assistance that all students get is pretty reasonable.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good for a campus. Definitely a lot of quick options between classes, but I wish there were more healthy fresh stuff. You get sick of chips and nacho cheese after a while.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    In my experience, faculty has always worked with me where something came up and I couldn't complete an assignment. I was having health problems and my instructors all let me make up assignments, no questions asked. I started the summer semester so the rigor is definitely there but I think it all depends on your time management!

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that parking will be rough at the beginning of all semesters, when enrollment is highest. Not that you won't find parking, but in order to be on time, account for having to walk from the back corner of the parking lot :/

    In three sentences

    I really love going to Pikes Peak Community College. The staff is oriented toward your success, not their class volume. Everyone on campus is willing to help, we have a great view, and I love the serenity of the library. The campus is small enough to be personal but enough to fit all of the needs!

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Don't have much money, but want to study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can view the Pikes Peak.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask lots of questions and seek help without hesitation.

    In three sentences

    Great school with supportive faculty?

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have an awesome campus that provides the students with many oppurtunities to join fun activities such as a community garden, sports, and bake sales.

    Food and Dining

    Never tried.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are extremely helpful and always there if you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is a good choice if your tight on funds but still want an excellent education.

    In three sentences

    This college is a very supportive and afforable. They have many classes and oppurtunities for the students. They also have wonderful programs ending with careers.

  • 08/01/2012

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

    43 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are officers on campus that watch over and make sure everyone's safety is watched!

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life because it is a community college!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many types of clubs for all different sorts of people out there!

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to learn at their own pace and people who are in a financial bind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many locations in Colorado Springs that you will find one close to your house, guaranteed!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very cheap place to first start out and you will get your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    You can join all sorts of clubs!

    Food and Dining

    You can bring your own food here!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are just as hard as regular colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would start out here first because it will save you a whole bunch of money!

    In three sentences

    The people are very friendly. It is very cheap to attend. It is a great place to first start out.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go there, talk to them. They are there for you.

    In three sentences

    Helpfull and attentive. They are happy that I'm there.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There isn't a whole lot of greek life. There is one for people (maybe only women) with like 3.2 or higher GPA.

    Clubs and Activities

    The only problem I have with the clubs or activities is that I know there is a Choir or something like that but it is almost impossible to find out anything about it.

    Great for these types of students

    Focused, driven, or even not so driven or focused. Its great for all kinds of students.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't really anything to do for fun here, but it is a great school!

    Food and Dining

    I love the wraps and I love that they have a slurpee machine!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    The hallways are kind of like mazes, so I would go to the school and look for the classrooms you are going to be in before the first day of classes. Chances are your gonna have to go there for something else anyways , so just take a look around while you're there.

    In three sentences

    I love this school! The teachers are amazing! I love how there aren't separate buildings for each subject, its like a high school- all connected!

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 94

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    PPCC has been very welcoming and encouraging to me, a freshman. It's also affordable, especially with the Colorado COF benefit. I would recommend PPCC to anyone.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The college has public safety and have security cameras. It also has safety signs to tell us how to be careful especially with no texting while walking on stairs.

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun is that you can go and listen to music and go anywhere to sit down and use your computer on your own time.

    Food and Dining

    You can pick out the food that you wanted and plus you can go anywhere to sit down and eat, but, not in classrooms of course. They have really good hot and cold food there plus candy and other sweet stuff that most people like.

    Dorm Life

    There's not much dorm life at Pikes Peak Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the teachers can be strict with the use of cell phones and behavior going on in classrooms plus attendance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to find a class that is comfortable and understanding for you when selecting a course that you want to choose from.

    In three sentences

    The college have the courses that I wanted like Chemistry. It has a 60+60 program so I can be transferred to a University. It's affordable for me to go there for my education.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs here to choose from from fun to academic, that will also help and encourage the students to enjoy their time here.

    Great for these types of students

    any student of any age of any race or cultural background will feel welcome here, whether just out of high school or someone like me who waited a lifetime to finally try to go to college.

    Academic Rigor

    I have enjoyed my classes here, and there are a variety of classes to choose from, and some of the instructors will challenge you in a good way, not to make you not succeed but to help you succeed and learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the first step and enroll here, and trust your advisor to help you find your way, and enjoy the beginning of a wonderful life of learning.

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed my time at Pikes Peak Community College, and will always remember it. I attended college for the first time at 45 years old but I never felt out of place here. I have had some wonderful instructors here, some who challenged me to push myself in a good way and memorable way.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus cops (real sheriffs, not fake cops) always patrolling around occasionally. Don't speed! and careful smoking or parking wh

    Greek Life

    no greek life except for the honors society

    Clubs and Activities

    many

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    can't think of any

    Bang for the buck

    There is definitely a good mix (probably way more out of high school) but a lot of late 20's early to mid 30's and then some even 50's ...and even past that depending on what classes you are taking.

    What to do for fun

    On campus? There's a gym but it sucks. There's a few clubs, PTK, government...unfamiliar with others//

    Food and Dining

    There's a mini cafeteria that's not that great at all. Just pizza, and some junk food, and some sandwiches. No other food joints on the campus. Though, is a starbucks kinda.

    Dorm Life

    There is none.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are enthusiatic enough, and try your best, go everyday I think you will be okay, but then again, probably depends on what classes/major you choose to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to a advisor first if you are unsure if what classes to take for the field you may be interested in. You are better off talking to an advisor for that department, as well, because sometimes misinformation can be made as they can not be familiar with what classes you can sign up for in each department.

    In three sentences

    This is a good school for the price. The class size is very decent in the automotive program and has the right equipment/tools readily available. For anyone on an extreme budget, trying to get life skills in a career, this is a good school to be at/start with.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    EXcellent! No worries here.

    Greek Life

    No...Geeks yes. Computer program rocks.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not much here at the Rampart Campus, if interested in these type of extras the Centennial is the campus for you.

    Great for these types of students

    students that require little guidence.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Open atrium, views of the mountains and Pikes Peak.

    Bang for the buck

    the 60/60 transfer program is a great money saver.

    What to do for fun

    there is always some going on, theater, football to pizza with the prez.

    Food and Dining

    Within walking distance but on campus itself.

    Dorm Life

    None here

    Academic Rigor

    On the top of there game.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communication!

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak is the perfect match for me. I could not have successed without the incredable staff here. I would highly recomend Pikes Peak to anyone thinking of attend college.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Resonable prices for food quality

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Right in line with what to expect from community colleges

    Tips for prospective students

    Do work study.

    In three sentences

    Great teachers. Fun classes. Exceptional students.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel super safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    From what I hear it's great but I don't have time.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated ones!

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive and wonderful.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    It's alright.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but interesting. Get it done! Ask if you need help!

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS! DO YOUR HOMEWORK! ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT!

    In three sentences

    My school is amazing. I love my instructors. I love my classes.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study with other students who are as serious as you. The Grove is a good spot to relax and get started on homework as well as play pool.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of variety of food, which is over priced and not much room for dining.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The college level classes are fun and educating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep many copies of documentation and paperwork. PPCC will lose your information.

    In three sentences

    The majority of teachers are friendly and accommodating. Students in College Classes are focused and polite, most of the time.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Same classes as a 4 year university, but much cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs

    Food and Dining

    Just kiosks

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging studies

    Tips for prospective students

    Cheap

    In three sentences

    Very diverse. Small class sizes. Very easy to understand.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police patrolling.

    Clubs and Activities

    None involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Older students will find the evening classes make it possible to work and still attend college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    A very good school value for the money.

    What to do for fun

    You can come and go easily from the north campus. It is close to neighborhoods and many businesses.

    Food and Dining

    There is a nice cafeteria and plenty of vending machines. Plus clean, comfortable areas all around for seating.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes offered are very competitive. I've heard that some of the students at UCCS come to PPCC to take classes because they aren't offered at their college.

    Tips for prospective students

    All locations are convenient to get to from either end of the city. The building of the north campus is laid out in an easy to navigate floor plan. There are only two floors and all classes are either on the east or west end of the building, so it's impossible to get lost.

    In three sentences

    It is a very nice Community College, I attend the north campus and it is very modern and clean. The professors are very knowledgeable in their fields and do their best to help students succeed. The degree programs that are offered here are for some of the most relevant and in demand occupations today.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always a lot of policemen available and there are security cameras as well. There is a system that will text/email safety alerts as they occur, as well as school closures or delays.

    Greek Life

    The only Greek associations at PPCC are academic sororities/fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and organizations available. There are also a few activities for students each month put on by the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type. It is especially structured to work with students that are working jobs and/or are parents. There is child care available on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great education for less money. I have had several teachers that worked at UCCS as well so I was getting the same education as the students at the 4 year college but for much less money.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    No dining. There is a food area and coffee shop.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It is dependent on the specific class you are in. It is not any easier than any other college just because it is a community college. It is expected that you take it seriously and be as rigorous as possible in order to do well in the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready to commit to the work and time needed to do well in school. Also, have a goal because if you are not working towards something it can be a waste of your time, money, and effort. Go to school when you are ready.

    In three sentences

    I have been extremely pleased with the education I have received here. I have had amazing teachers who also teach at 4 year colleges. Essentially it is possible to get the same education as students at 4 year colleges but for less money & more personal environments.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I go to class which is fun every day.

    Food and Dining

    Great coffee shop.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    The class will challenge you to think yet if you try you will pass easily.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick something you will love to learn about and something you would love to do everyday, this will make every thing fifty percent easier.

    In three sentences

    As a high school student going to college, I am very happy. They have help me to start my path and given many opportunities.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On staff security, very student oriented.

    Great for these types of students

    Older Adults. Very diversified.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the student lounge or meet before class! Good study strategies!

    Academic Rigor

    Keep your head on it. You will suceed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Email all your instructors, check up on falsfa and other student loans.

    In three sentences

    Very convenient! Everyone is so helpful. Love the location.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have police that hang out. Sometimes they just sit in the parking lot making sure you don't go faster than 10mph. Pretty strict.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer a few, but none of my interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Right out of high school who plan to stay in town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They force everyone to go smoke in a small boxed off section away from the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Could go anywhere, they just happen to offer it at a cheaper rate.

    What to do for fun

    Not much. Some campuses have sitting areas and nothing else.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria Food.

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough or super easy. I've had classes that it was never ending homework, and others that had no homework at all. You can befriend some of the teachers and subsequently make the class much easier for yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest doing your research before you get too involved with the school. Make sure that they offer everything you need at the campus you want to attend.

    In three sentences

    Just an average community college. Many of needed classes for certain degrees are offered only online or at a campus on the opposite side of town. They don't make anything easy.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All campus's seem secure and welcoming.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for people that have been out of school for awhile or for new college students out of high school.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is a very affordable way to start your college career.

    What to do for fun

    There are a large verity of extracurricular clubs to choose from and often times there are art shows and concerts you can attend. Don't be afraid to try something that you wouldn't normally do.

    Food and Dining

    There are a wide verity of options at the Centennial campus and there are plenty of nutritious snacks to choose from as well.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this college.

    Academic Rigor

    Although there are classes that require less study hours, be prepared for the classes that require many more study hours. Always keep a planner so that assignments don't build up and catch you by surprise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be prepared and on time for your classes. Make sure your teachers know your name, and do not underestimate the need to plan in advance for study hours. These things will help you go far in your college career.

    In three sentences

    This is a good starter college for students who want to go on to a 4 year college. It has a wide range of class options, and small class sizes. The environment is also friendly.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They always have some special event planned just make sure to check the school newspapers.

    Food and Dining

    The coffee and pizza are amazing! Definitely Recommend

    Dorm Life

    No dorms but lots of childcare options.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on how well prepared you are and how much you pushed yourself in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you start your financial aid process early. Its better to have all your ducks in a row and not be scrambling around at the last minuet.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak community College is absolutely amazing! They work with you in every way and are very willing to answer any questions you might have!

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    campus life is great with the discount's

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask as many questions as you need.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school I like the teachers. The finical aid office is good at helping. I would not what to go anywhere.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of clubs and organizations, there is almost always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    downtown has a bookstore, centennial campus has more food options.

    Dorm Life

    housing is not part of ppcc

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early, they fill up fast! Go to Centenial campus for financial aid, the downtown campus is smaller, but the financial aid people there are rude.

    In three sentences

    PPCC is a diverse campus. The instructors really focus on their students and offer many tutoring opportunities. The class sizes are small enough that there is typically ample attention from the teacher and other classmates.

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what classes you want to take, and register as soon as you can.

    In three sentences

    This is an awesome place to start if you want to transfer to a bigger college.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is cheep compared to universities.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and things to do around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Its great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on your major. never loose that focus.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak Community College has great staff that is willing to work with the students. It has multiple campuses that are great. Pikes peak Community has great curriculum.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police and security guards around the building monitoring activity, so I would have to say PPCC is a safe school to attend.

    Great for these types of students

    PPCC is great for self paced hands-on kind of students.

    Bang for the buck

    I do think attending PPCC is worth the money, only because the school that I transferred from was way more expensive, and ended up getting closed down anyways!

    What to do for fun

    As far as fun, I've honestly never done anything at my college for fun. As soon as classes end I head home to start my assignments for the week.

    Food and Dining

    The food and Dining hall are great. They are just like your normal food and dining, all with the space to socialize.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Pikes Peak Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    I would have to say the academic Rigor can be rated anywhere on a scale to five, from 3 to 5.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I would like to elaborate how important it is to be on you P's and Q's while attending PPCC.

    In three sentences

    Pikes peak Community College is not a bad college to attend. Although sometimes there can be some disorganization, I really feel like I'm getting the best of a college experience that works with my schedule. I would only be truthful when recommending Pikes Peak.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Each campus has it's own security, most are actual police officers.

    Bang for the buck

    I have found PPCC to be a great school for the price. They will even work with you on payment plans. I've been here for almost 2 years now and have managed to avoid taking out any loans.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do one campus besides going to the computer lab, library, or joining one of the many clubs. However, Colorado Springs is a great city and there are many fun activities near all campus locations

    Food and Dining

    There's a standard dining area. Nothing fancy but it's great when grabbing a quick snack between classes. Lots of food options and Starbucks

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It mostly depends on which teacher you have. Some teachers teach at a university level while others are very easy. I have found as long a you complete your assigned work then it's a breeze.

    In three sentences

    PPCC is a great school for students who are looking to complete their general studies or just for their first 2 years.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Tons of great security team members!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn but don't want to break the bank and students who want to get school over with.

    Bang for the buck

    Great in-state tuition rates and you receive $62 a credit hour if you pay in-state tuition. Also if you are military (active, reserve, guard, spouse, dependent) you receive in-state tuition and the $62 stipend.

    What to do for fun

    Attend many of the schools activities, most of which are put on by the student council!

    Food and Dining

    Great cafe!

    Dorm Life

    PPCC is a community college so no dorms are offered.

    Academic Rigor

    All about learning!

    Tips for prospective students

    Log into your desire2learn account everyday and take advantage of all opportunities in and out of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    PPCC has great resources outside the classroom that help you improve skills and complete assignments, I spent numerous hours in the computer lab studying and completing assignments. PPCC also has a great online learning center (desire2learn) were you complete many assignments for online and campus classes. Finally, the staff at PPCC are awesome, they make sure that you are knowledgeable about all the materials needed to get good grades in that class, as well as, other classes.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I attend PPCC from 2012-2013 but, unfortunately I had to move out of state. I love PPCC because of the degree plan I had set up and the staff. The staff members there try to work with you and help as much as they can, also the class sizes are perfect not to big and not to small.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Colorado Springs offers a lot in the idea of fun

    Academic Rigor

    Not to bad

    Tips for prospective students

    Know the catalog and do your research as to what you need to do for the degree you want as they can mess things up for you very quickly.

    In three sentences

    Classes are well taught. Academic Administration is not helpful. Student records are short on staff and over worked so you do not get your items in a timely manner.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of campus police to watch over you from the parking lot in the doors to the classrooms and back out the school. I take night classes and i always feel well protected walking to my car at night even as a young female.

    Great for these types of students

    All students any age. I started attending at 16 while still in high school, the state even covers some tuition

    Bang for the buck

    Great teachers, Great school, and affordable

    What to do for fun

    there are so many clubs to join i have trouble choosing between them all. Lots of activities even outside of class.

    Food and Dining

    great selection of food, a good mix of healthy and junk food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an adviser in your specific area of study to be sure to get your exact classes needed. If transferring to four year school talk to that school to know there transfer requirements.

    In three sentences

    pikes peak is an amazing school that gives everyone the chance to get a college education at anytime in life. Its a chance to go to school without paying more expensive tuition.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Parking is always friendly. There is security in the building at all times. And a police officer on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student. Single mother, grandmother, high school graduate, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a wonderful place. I wish that they were able to offer bachelor's degrees so i could fulfill my educational goals.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much that PPCC offers if you need help with your homework or lesson plan. There is a math lab that is just directed towards math and there is professors in there at all times to help you. There is tutors or you can get together with classmates and have a study party.

    Food and Dining

    It is always very clean and very well taken care of.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like I am getting a wonderful education. There is so much that PPCC offers.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to always be on time. Always know your priorities to get your work done, study, and attend class. Really analyze what the professors are educating you on.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak Community College is an amazing place to go to further your education. It is very diverse and doesn't matter where you came from, your past, your age or any of that. I am looking forward to achieving my goals at PPCC

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't treat it like high school!

    In three sentences

    Very great school! Awesome teachers and fellow students. Brilliantly great decision to attend this college.

  • 07/25/2013

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

    74 of 94

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Will start classes August 2013 but so far has been great

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Personally I hang out in the court yard and take photographs when I'm not in class. There are smoking areas for those smokers out there and the library is pretty awesome as well. They have a great selection of books!

    Food and Dining

    Dining areas can become a hassle to find during busy times but the food is always delicious!

    Dorm Life

    There isn't a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's intense but worth the effort it takes to make it through the courses!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are attending classes in the Fall or the Spring semesters count on showing up at least thirty minutes before class to find a decent parking spot. Other wise you can count on walking across the entire campus to get to your classes!

    In three sentences

    Amazing school, great professors, and helpful counselors! One of the only schools I have ever felt completely satisfied with! The only downside is the parking lots.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 94

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak Community College is a great school for students with busy schedule. They really understandable and help you through every process you needed. You can also build your own schedule for those who need to get balance with work and school. This school helped me get a lot done.

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have cops in every campuses

    Great for these types of students

    Working adults

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know about such but that doesn't mean there isn't any.

    Bang for the buck

    PPCC provides you with quality classes and it is more affordable than UCCS yet you get the knowledge you need to transfer to a university to get your bachelor's degree. It just makes sense to save in your first 2 years!

    What to do for fun

    Apply for a tutoring position. That is fun :) You get to meet all sorts of people and help them to achieve their goals.

    Food and Dining

    They have Starbucks :) And healthy option in their cafeteria! Great stuff!

    Academic Rigor

    There are high expectations and they provide you with all the tools you need to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Registering is easy and they are really helpful in the admissions office. Classes are fun and good quality. I thought community colleges were easy and not up to par, but PPCC is just to opposite.

    In three sentences

    Convenient because they have campuses all over Colorado Springs; Affordable tuition; Quality science classes.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't hesitate to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Nice campus with an amazing view of the moutains. Every I came in contact with was very helpful and polite. I love seeing people my age or my granny's age learning.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    79 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've attended the Rampart Range, Downtown and Centennial campuses, and have never felt like I was in danger.

    Greek Life

    Honors is Phi Theta Kappa, so I'd say it's excellent.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Phi Theta Kappa organization is good, but I am too far away from the main campus to attend most of the meetings. Also because of this problem, I'm not part of any other school-organized club.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who are working and looking to supplement their career/job.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a good chance you will get miserably lost if you don't get someone to drive you to the Centennial campus...

    Bang for the buck

    I previously attended Arizona State University. The classes were phenomenal, but in the end the pricing and the management made me leave. The classes here are acceptable, they serve a purpose but this is not a school I would go out of my way to attend in place of another community college, unless the major I was pursuing was only offered here. I would compare pricing, academics, and job placement stats(if at all possible) to determine where I am going, or where I'd go next.

    What to do for fun

    There are things to do outside of the school, but few that will correlate with anyone's schedule. I've not yet been able to attend a sponsored event.

    Food and Dining

    Way too expensive for the products you receive. However, if you need to get food at the Centennial campus, the salads are pretty darn good.

    Dorm Life

    ...it doesn't exist. It's a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes will challenge you, and defeat you if you don't know what you're doing or didn't even bother to get the book. However, these classes are not difficult to pass, so long as you show effort and interest in learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eat before you get to the school, or pack a lunch. The food and other items(books, paper, etc.) is much more than you want to pay. If you can, try to attend the Centennial campus. It is the central campus and much more of the resources are present there.

    In three sentences

    A spread-out community college that covers the entirety of Colorado Springs. It has diverse programs, though the classes may not be as easy to take or attend due to distance of the campuses. The college is most focused on improving technology and sustainability, though there are areas that need more attention, such as the math labs, where it is common for there to be too few employees for the students.

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Sodexo supplies the food for PPCC, i enjoy their food. Sodexo also ran the kitchen at my old high school, I worked as a student volunteer there, I can definitely say the staff was great, they were very kind and also very knowledgeable. They have high standards for hygiene and safety.

    Dorm Life

    At PPCC there is no dorms, thus no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Pikes Peak is a school that works with you, to help you reach your academic goals. Some classes are more difficult than others, of course the difficulty levels has many factors likes whether you enjoy that subject or not, and if you're keeping up with the class work. Either way if you are struggling with a class there are so many centers that can help you and tutor you. the writing center will go over your papers with you and have excellent resources to use at your disposal like great in-depth and very helpful templates for various writing formats.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, focus, and keep organized, these skills i had to learn while in the AVP program. In high school I didn't have to study hard to do well on tests, and I wasn't very organized for class. In college you don;t just study to do well on paper, you study to gain the knowledge you need for your future career of your choice. I was in a CNA class, where we were studying to become Certified Nursing Assistances, this information we studied was the knowledge we needed to gain in order to safely care for those and competently to the jobs of a CNA for the future.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak Community College is a great school, I actually started classes there my senior year of high school in the AVP program (Area Vocation Program). Through that experience I became college ready, I experienced all the opportunities and PPCC has to offer students, to become successful in and out of school.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police is fully prepared with the equipment and skills needed to protect their students.

    Greek Life

    Phi Beta Kappa, is the only greek organization on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a vast majority of clubs, and it is easy to start a new club if they don't have what you are looking for. There is even a frozen yogurt club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pikes Peak Community College has a annual talent show and volleyball tournament where students can really show what they've got!

    Bang for the buck

    Great prices! Especially for instate students.

    What to do for fun

    Campus Life is always providing fun activities for the students. From pool tournaments, movie nights, and football game parties. Always equipped with free food!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is provided by the culinary students, and is pretty good. There is a Starbucks on campus, which is all most students need.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Very promising student talent in every department of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do university level work, just because it is a community college doesn't mean you will be getting a free pass on education. The instructors will make you work for your grades, and you will be a better student for it.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak Community College can be described in one word, community. PPCC is filled with students from all backgrounds who support each other in and out of the classrooms. Without the student support, the learning experience would not be nearly as beneficial.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Pikes Peak Community College has a full campus police force that is focused on the safety of each and every student and visitor.

    Greek Life

    I don't know of any Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from with more developing regularly.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students wanting an Associates Degree or the student looking to transfer.

    Bang for the buck

    The education that is available at Pikes Peak Community College is well worth the effort!

    What to do for fun

    There is a Student Center with pool tables and areas for group discussion and homework. Not to mention the gymnasium and full work out facility.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small snack shack with a grill and sandwich shop included on campus

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, there is no dorms on the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is top notch with the faculty to back it up!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid on FAFSA.gov and get the process started. It will absolutely be worth your while.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak Community College is top notch. The enrollment services are eager and willing to assist you every step of the enrollment process. The instructors are always willing to go the extra mile to help their students achieve their academic goals.

  • 12/17/2013

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

    83 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Start registration months before, if possible.

    In three sentences

    A veteran friendly school. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. The school is accredited and showcased in G.I. Jobs.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Typical cost for a community college, but there are tons of schedule options.

    Food and Dining

    Food/dining is very limited on campus, but there are plenty of options off campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Typical for what you'd find at a community college, but some classes' workloads are comparable to a 4-year college.

    In three sentences

    They offer tons evening and online classes. This is great for students with full-time jobs or families. And many classes are taught in less than a semester.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have cameras in the parking lots and in the school as well as many campus safety guards walking around. The guards are friendly and helpful but also know how to do their job. If one has a night class, they will gladly walk the student to the student's car and make sure they are safe. Also, the bookstore sells plenty of pepper spray, flashlights, and other safety material so the students won't have to worry.

    Clubs and Activities

    Have heard they have great clubs and activities but I have not personally participated in any of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Undecided majors, studious, outdoorsy, musical, medical, military

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know if this is an unusual tradition but PPCC does Pizza with the Prez every few months. It is when they bring in free pizza and allow the students to voice their opinions about the campus and ask any questions to the president of the college. It is a great way for the students to get to know the staff and the staff get to know the students.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, PPCC has great professors, unique student body, variety of clubs, military friendly, has flexible schedules, and a helpful staff. The prices are fair as well and PPCC is good with working with financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    This school offers some club sports, clubs, student council activities, leadership activities and much more. PPCC does its best to incorporate all kinds of interests within its student body. If you like to learn they have workshops and seminars, if you like music they have concerts and band clubs, if you like theater they have plays and dramas. There really is something for everyone. Also the college is great at advertising local events going on in Colorado Springs so that students can have a good time off campus.

    Food and Dining

    PPCC has a little café and the food they serve there is awesome. They have a wide variety of foods such as pizza, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and other specialty items like biscuits and gravy or baked potatoes. They also offer all of the convenient snacks such as chips, cookies, coffee, energy drinks, candy, pretzels and much more. The food can be a bit pricey at times but overall the quality of the food almost makes up for it.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on this campus because it is a community college, however, there are plenty of offers from other students and adults for apartments off campus or for other housing options.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload for each class varies, depending on the instructor and also the type of class. I have taken several English, literature, psychology, and biology classes at PPCC and all of the teachers gave fair work. I had to put effort into it but I learned a lot and did not feel like the work was unfair or pointless. The purpose of the college is for students to learn and gain valuable skills and the classes and academic rigor reflect that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to ratemyprofessor.com and looking up your professor for a class helps a lot because than you can get other students' opinions of that particular professor. PPCC offers many classes with different teachers so if there is a favored teacher, it is pretty easy to get a class with them.

    In three sentences

    This college has great opportunities for people of all ages and skill level. PPCC has awesome professors and a diverse campus life. This school also has an activity for almost any kind of interest and does what it can to bring the best out of the students.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I love to say I love this school. Everyone that works there helps you in so many different ways. I love how they teach there classes and how they have so many ways of helping you in class and outside of class.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    some of the classes here are actually very fun but if your looking for things in the area around these campuses I'm afraid you'll be disappointed the closest source of entertainment is a movie theatre at almost every campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus isn't that good but luckily most of the campuses are close enough to other eateries.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    this school falls in the middle on academic rigor but for a first time college student or someone returning back to school after a long break it is a great choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    online classes are almost never the way to go always opt for in class when you have the chance. always show up early for the first day so you can explore the facilities and remember to validate your parking pass.

    In three sentences

    pikes peak community college is a comfortable school for a student who is new to college. The staff can be picky but the students are almost always friendly and excepting. pikes peak is a great school if you're looking to transfer but I would not suggest trying to earn a degree there.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never felt that my safety was compromised on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Awesome for those looking for a smaller college experience. I've made a ton of friends so graduates that want the inexpensive route but still want a good student body should consider PPCC.

    Bang for the buck

    Great less expensive option for those looking to transfer after their associates degree.

    What to do for fun

    Join the snowboarding club! Also, many of the campuses have fun classes like yoga and different musical classes.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is small but it does well for being a community college!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms :(

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned so much from the classes I've taken here. I feel very prepared for my last 2 years at a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get behind on homework! Try your best to mingle with other students in the common areas. Don't be afraid to talk to class mates outside of the class room!

    In three sentences

    Awesome teachers and class room experiences! Not too much student community. All around great atmosphere though.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police on every campus. Night escorts to your vehicle if requested.

    Great for these types of students

    Something for everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Quite a few charitable activities.

    Bang for the buck

    Awesome!

    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on. There are also many clubs.

    Food and Dining

    I attend the downtown campus so I don't know. The other campus's have cafeteria's. I have only eaten at the Centennial Campus. It was great!

    Academic Rigor

    No matter what class you're taking if you are struggling they have help! Every campus has a math, computer, writing and history center. They also have them onlline. There are tutors. I think that PPCC is academically rigorous but I don't think that there is any reason for anyone to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help with anything let them help you! Whatever it is they have a department or service for it! Go online and follow the steps.

    In three sentences

    I have been out of college for more than 10 years, coming back was a challenge, PPCC made it as easier than I expected! I appreciate all the student services they offer, from help with schoolwork to community and college resources! This is a very well rounded school with campuses across the city.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lot of teachers offer after school clubs. They also have a theater located in the school to watch movies and shows. A game room is inside there as well.

    Food and Dining

    Great food. Pizza and chicken fingers are outstanding. Starbucks is also located inside as well as vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    PPCC has no Dorms. Even though there is no dorms the school still has a great environment. Everybody is friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Be on time. Attend all your classes. Submit all your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and take notes. Having all the materials that teachers request from you is also a great tip.

    In three sentences

    I thinks PPCC is a great school to attend. Small classes with great teachers. Everything is easy to find and the staff members are awesome.

  • 02/04/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    When it snows bad they will make you come to school no mater if the roads are bad, except for the Falcon Campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Low GPA, undecided about college, need a cheaper education

    Bang for the buck

    The School is way cheaper than 4 year schools. I would suggest a student go if he or she wants school but dose not have a lot of money.

    What to do for fun

    They send out emails most of the time when a event is happening.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafeteria its small but it has food in it.

    Dorm Life

    NO Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is college level but it can be done.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is an excellent college to go to if your just coming out of high school or if you are having cold feet about going to a bigger school. It is a very good gate-way college.

    In three sentences

    Pikes Peak is an excellent Community College to a attend. The staff there will pretty much do anything to help you succeed if you ask. Pikes Peak has a very good nursing program, the staff will help you get to where you want to go.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    There's one teacher, Jay Yeakley, who takes a very different but interesting approach to teaching English. Anyone who is easily offended should steer clear of his class; however, he's a great teacher and great for any assistance needed in any work for any English class. My essay's for Eng 121 were a lot better and stronger than I could have done on my own with his expertise from his class and outside help in his office, which has to be scheduled. He makes himself available for all students interested!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have yet to experience anything unusual, aside from the first 3 months the elevator by the career center was closed.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm content with the amount of education I get from each of my classes for how much I pay in tuition. Also, the food is priced equally well for what they serve and it's always delicious and fresh!

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of academic athletic programs or some summer programs that are just for fun! Bulletins are posted around the campus for information on when/how to join.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices from snacks to salads to pizza! It's all delicious and at a good price. There's even certain days held when the college provides FREE FOOD!

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in a dorm; I live off-campus at home

    Academic Rigor

    Easily explained in one word: EXCELLENT!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Look into Financial Aid 2. Always start with a counselor 3. Choose classes that best fit your schedule as the college has many classes to fit everyone's schedule 4. Don't stress about signing up early for classes because even at last minute, there's a lot of choices to choose from 5. Make a plan for success because toward the middle of the semester, students find it discouraging to continue to make it to class 6. Have a buddy system in each class just in case something comes up that you have to miss class; this comes in handy for those note-taking classes

    In three sentences

    I believe Pikes Peak Community College is a great place to attend college. I'm in my first semester but I've nothing but wonderful experiences there with the great diversity in students and caring professors, especially in English/Math. I would highly recommend anyone to study at Pikes Peak Community College.

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Centennial Campus and the downtown campus both of which I go to are extremely safe. With police presence visible at all times.

    Greek Life

    There are a few fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs available to join. I am in the geology club.

    Great for these types of students

    There are many certificate programs here: mechanics, nursing and so on. But it is also a wonderful place for those who intend to transfer to a university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So far I have not noticed any unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to get quality education at the lowest prices in the United States PPCC is for you. You will be pleasantly surprised.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Colorado Springs is 10 minutes away from Centennial campus. Parks, galleries and bars are all within walking distance of each other.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at Centennial Campus does not have a very wide variety. Mostly junk food. Privede by Sodexo corporation.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know if dorms are even available at Pikes Peak Community College. But there is in inexpensive housing nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very qualified and very attentive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to use all of the resources available on Pikes Peak campuses. From free tutoring to Oasis and Trio programs, there are many different ways PPCC help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers. I am enjoying my experience at PPCC. Very inexpensive tuition and education in no way inferior to a University.

  • 05/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police Hub on site

    Great for these types of students

    Focused, Goal Oriented, Curious, Hands-On, Intellectual

    Bang for the buck

    I never found a school that made me want to learn more about my passion in a classroom. PPCC showed me that it doesn't have to be limited to an classroom with teachers; and they provided me with friends who taught me how to achieve what I wanted out of my skills and career.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of adventurous things to enjoy in the beautiful Colorado Springs landscape. There are numerous trails for hiking, biking, jogging, and site seeing; as well as several high intensity mountain climbing experiences to enjoy. Colorado Springs is also a great place to enjoy old life tourism through several local communities focused on maintaining their roots and heritage. They also have one of the best zoos in the country, and the only Mountain based zoo. Beautiful mountains, animals, sights, and more.

    Food and Dining

    Quality health options for on and off campus dining.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in the dorms, but know that PPCC has many options for assistance with off campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    A very open and friendly learning atmosphere, with many avenues to accomplish your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the website (http://www.ppcc.edu/) for programs, financial aid, and contact information.

    In three sentences

    PPCC is a great school for the out of the box thinker. It provides a faculty of real world teachers provider you with the information and direction to succeed in your field. Pikes Peak Community College is a great place to learn.