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  • 01/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Polk State College is a great place for any type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a college and you're just not ready for the University life, join Polk State College.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices for classes and books and all are fairly cheap if you're a Florida resident.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Polk. The atmosphere is just wonderful. Most of the students are very friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    This college has wonderful teachers who are willing to help each student and they really care about you.

  • 12/08/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 3 people found this inaccurate. 2 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People with time on their hands.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go here. Unless you have two years to wait to go to school or you have people on the inside to speed things up.

    Bang for the buck

    They are cheap but now I'm starting to know why. They can't enroll anyone due to their financial aid lackeys.

    Will enjoy being here

    They have nice grounds but their just not coordinated to be able for me to get enrolled into classes. I've already missed two semesters of classes because they won't keep up with my Pel-grant application. And I was already approved for a $5,000.00 grant which would have been more than enough to pay for books and tuition.

    Will learn a lot

    No I won't because their processing of students takes two years! Just to get all their financial aid situated is delaying me this long! I'm going to Valencia instead!

  • 11/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student. From the ones that did horrible in high school from the ones that did great in high school.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a Florida resident you will save a lot of money. Financial Aid is great, so please sign up for it on the first of every January. It will help you save from money. Trust me.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like the school and all. but everybody is doing something. I don't really have friends. I am pretty much by myself, but then again I am not a bubbly person that just go up to people. Other than that PSC is a enjoyable place.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot it PSC. I am actually learning things that i should learned in high school. The teachers are very patient. I recommend this school.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Tons and tons of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that need direction in life and help in classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I am saving thousands of dollars by going to PSC.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    They have great pick me up snacks.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is completely different from high school. Be ready for anything.

    In three sentences

    I believd that Polk State college is a wonderful start for people who know and want to further their education but is unsure where to start. PSC is a friendly and helpful environment, and because it has small class sizes the teachers are more then welcome to help you. I enjoy my school and I would rate it 9.9.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    High school attendees, college freshmen who seek an A.A. or A.S. as their highest level of education but want to feed right into a program, and students who seek preparation for a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest researching and investigating your career interests. As a high school graduate be ready to declare your major shortly after your first semester so that you don't spend wasted time and money on credits that your degree, combined with the college grad. requirements and possible university applications, won't count.

    Bang for the buck

    Public high school students who enroll in the collegiate high school receive full tuition for classes and course materials from the college. Dual-enrolled high school students receive full class tuition but are expected to pay for course materials. The latter is also only allowed to apply for 9 credit hours per semester, as they are expected to make up the rest of their high school credits (per semester) through their high school of choice, be it public or home school affiliated.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Lakeland campus for PSC hosts a varied age range of students; however the majority of students are high school juniors and seniors, college freshman and soon-to-be program graduates. Recent remodeling and additions to the campus buildings have improved the campus facilities. This campus is also relatively small, keeping all buildings within walking distance. The grounds are well maintained as well as the interiors of all facilities. Tutors are included in your tuition, so you do not pay extra out-of-pocket expenses to utilize their services. The student activities board is very active and the athletic department is ranked nationally.

    Am learning a lot

    I have enjoyed nearly every course. Most of the professors or interested in their students success.

  • 09/14/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Did learn a lot

    Polk State College is affordable compared to other colleges with helpful advisors. PSC also has great tutoring in subjects that students lack in.

  • 09/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student would do good at PSC!

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early for classes to get the best professor, use ratemyprfessors.com!

    Bang for the buck

    Polk State College is a great price. Along with many scholarships I have not had to pay very much at all.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy every minute at PSC, I love going to school. The professors are great at what they do and the atmosphere is always exciting.

    Am learning a lot

    Polk State College is a great two year college. I was completely against going because I wanted to go to a four university, but my mind was changed because of how great it is to attend PSC. The college is very helpful, great tutors and professors. The activities are amazing, so many clubs and organizations.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Polk State is great for all types of students. Professors are always there if you are struggling or have a question.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Always show up for class. 2. Do the homework 3. Turn in work on time 4. Take notes 5. Always be prepared.

    Bang for the buck

    Polk State is a great college because it is less expensive, but it still has wonderful professors and the classes you need to graduate. Polk State is offers a lot of scholarships to help new students.

    Am enjoying being here

    Polk State has a lot of activities and special events where you can meet other students, besides in your classes. There are a lot of friendly students that are willing to help you out.

    Am learning a lot

    In my classes I have learned more than what was in the textbook. My teachers taught me tips and advices to help me to become a successful college students. All of the professors are friendly and want all of their students to learn.

  • 12/09/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    9 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed being in this college.

    Did learn a lot

    I change my major; however, they didn't offer my major. I transferred to another college.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I suppose it is safe enough. Lots of people though.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have no idea how to join and no one ever tells you about what is going on. There are flyers, but the web site hasn't shown me much and the advisors haven't said anything about the activities.

    Great for these types of students

    It is ok for college freshmen; it gives you a beginning and you are not there for long since it is mostly a two-year college. It is cheap compared to other schools, but it is nothing particularly special.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't noticed any.

    Bang for the buck

    The area is a little expensive and there are not many deals or sales that are good enough to go shopping. The school itself is priced ok I suppose.

    What to do for fun

    The Cobb theater is about 20 minutes away, there are some shopping and restaraunts around 20 minutes away too. Tons of fast-food close by.

    Food and Dining

    I have not had any of the food here but the cafeteria is not too bad.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I only take two classes at a time, but it is possible to take three comfortably here. The rigor is not too bad but you still learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on top of the enrollment process and financial aid stuff. They will take their sweet time doing their job. Watch out for possible variables that could postpone your enrollment involving the financial aid department or your orientation.

    In three sentences

    It is ok. There are great teachers, but crappy staff in the main office. Most of the advisors do not seem to care.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    fairly well lit at night, emergency contacts available... some buildings are unlocked and empty at night. kind of scary when you're walking alone!

    What to do for fun

    there are quite a few clubs and activities constantly involving students. makes time in between classes fun and exciting!

    Food and Dining

    i don't eat at the school, but i've heard the food is decent.

    Academic Rigor

    could be better, though i have found it depends solely on the professor. i have been pleasantly surprised in several cases.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to take classes that will challenge you!

    In three sentences

    a good starter school to get the basics out of the way, psc is a great alternative to a four year school.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are constantly patrol units in the parking lot, and the sheriff office in in the same block.

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of activities, but clubs can be hard to find. they are not greatly advertised on the lakeland campus.

    Great for these types of students

    students who aren't sure what major they are pursuing or just need to finish their degree.

    Bang for the buck

    it can definitely save money, but make sure the university you plan to transfer accepts their credits.

    What to do for fun

    there are many campus activities and events, offering entertainment and free food. the only requirement is a student id.

    Food and Dining

    there is a cafe on campus. it is overpriced and second rate, it is best to bring food or visit fast food joints in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    you control the rigor yourself when you choose classes. you can take either the easy classes, or the challenging ones. but the requirements are never out of proportions.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you sign up for classes as soon as possible, because they go quick. don't buy the book for the class until you talk to the professor, often the professor doesn't have you use the text book, with the exception of math classes.

    In three sentences

    the class sizes are similar to what you experience in high school, and teachers are very adamant about offering their assistance. the school does whatever it can to supply you with the resources you will need. however, class options can be limited.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    both campuses are relatively safe, but a few threats have been called in over the years.

    Bang for the buck

    polk state is affordable and offers a good education up to the associates level.

    What to do for fun

    there is a gym, a library with computers, and a student center with a cafeteria and recreational area. from time to time, there are also some special events.

    Food and Dining

    both campuses have available cafeterias and vending machines that offer a variety of food and beverages when students get hungry.

    Dorm Life

    polk state doesn't do dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    polk state is a recently converted community college, but the instructors know their materials and you will learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    look into available degree programs early and don't get so caught up in graduating fast that you forget to enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    polk state is an affordable college for anyone and offers a variety of courses. the times of classes allow a variety of students to attend, no matter the time constraints. the bachelors programs are limited, but earning an associates at psc is a good way to secure acceptance into a bigger university.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    we go bowling every single wednesday

    Food and Dining

    excellent!

    Academic Rigor

    excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    1.dedicated 2.resposable 3. and never say no!

    In three sentences

    is a really good college. the faculty here is excellent. one of the things that i like here is that polk state college have a really good nursing program in which im willing to take.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i always feel safe and secure while on campus! have never had any problems.

    Clubs and Activities

    interact club, member of many different highlander sport teams and preparing for college life..

    Great for these types of students

    excellent for students that wish to stay close to home while working to achieve their academic goals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus is very user friendly, easy to find every thing, clean, nice landscaping with ample parking.

    Bang for the buck

    with having this opportunity to further my education the sky is the limit! if finances allow me to continue my education, i plan to give back to children in the form of educating them on proper dental hygiene and care that will last a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    i am on the tennis, swim and soccer teams and also an active interact club member. was in the marching band while being caption of the j.v. cheer squad (very rare). i love to spend time with family and friends in-between working part time at manny's chop house.

    Food and Dining

    going to high school in honors and attending college makes me so hungry all of the time! i find it very helpful to eat a good breakfast, plenty of fruits, fresh vegetables, nuts during the day and a balanced dinner at home. the food on campus is wonderful however can be expensive.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live in a dorm. living in the same county allows me to commute by car. however i am looking forward to the dorm life, therefore i can only rate 1 star at this time.

    Academic Rigor

    academic classes/studies offer flexible schedules, qualified professional instructors, well informed and eager to assist staff that offers high quality education.

    Tips for prospective students

    always ask questions if you do not know or are unsure of something. it helps to network with classmates while you are also making new friends. don't bite off more than you can chew! it can be overwhelming if you let it....

    In three sentences

    being close to home offers comfort to me and very little expense associated with college life for my mom. i love the small class size that allows my instructor to work with us in depth.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    STUDY:)

    Food and Dining

    ehh over priced and crappy needs healthier food

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to adviser, also check out prof. before signing up for them, ratemyprofessor.com Also talking is key for getting your money worth!!!

    In three sentences

    Great with experience

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am on the softball team so I practice a lot in my free time, but other then that there's not much to do.

    Food and Dining

    There is also no dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Since it is a two year school, there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The work depends on the professor, some give you so much work that it feels like all you're ever doing is homework; while others give you no homework at all and your grade is simply test based.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not buy books from the book store, find out the names of the books you need and find them online, it will be much cheaper.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is like many other 2 year colleges, everyone is there for business. They do, however, have some activities to get students involved in their school. Most of the professors there are helpful and they seem like they really want their students to understand the information being taught.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    18 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Pretty cheap as far as education goes. Most of the teachers are helpful.

    What to do for fun

    It's in Polk County, not a whole lot to do for fun. There is a student activity center in the cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    A great way to decide if college life is going to work for you. Most of the teachers are very laid back, but there are also quite a few bad apples who could care a less if you succeed or not.

  • 04/11/2012

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

    19 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All I'm going to say is there have been two bomb threats in the dozen or so times I had to repeatedly stop by to drop off more and more paperwork. With how horrible this school treats prospective students, I couldn't blame someone one bit for wanting to blow it up.

    Clubs and Activities

    I tried contacting them in the beginning of my enrollment. I wanted to help in activities and really be a part of the school. Of the three messages I left over three weeks, not one single message was returned.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to self-mutilate, this is the college for you.

    Bang for the buck

    This school couldn't pay me to go to it anymore. After how much of a hassle they've put me through, I am now enrolling in a different college that is much more professional, knowledgeable, answers their phones, and returns calls as necessary in a very timely manner.

    What to do for fun

    I have no idea, because all my time was spent going through hassles of checking with advisors to make sure they were doing their job right, and jumping through endless hoops for them.

    Food and Dining

    From the five students I've talked to while trying to get started at the college, they all suggested I stay away from the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms don't exist on this campus, so can't rate anything above one star.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer hardly any honors courses. The most challenging issue regarding their academics is to even find out what they offer, because their website doesn't provide information on your major when pursuing an AA towards a bachelors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not waste your time here. Their advisors are poorly trained, do not even know what types of honors courses they have, don't process paperwork correctly, never answer their phones, and never return phone calls when you leave messages. Their financial aid department is even worse, and will ruin your chances of any financial help out of laziness and lack of expertise in their field.

    In three sentences

    A college devoid of any assistance whatsoever. They do not return phone calls, do not let you know when they need additional information, and will cause you unneeded frustration. I would not recommend this college to my worst enemy.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards are very friendly and helpful!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap tuition, great teachers!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the student center and lounge around, watch tv, play games, or zumba classes!

    Food and Dining

    A little expensive for the average student.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the TLCC, where there is free tutors to your advantage!!!

    In three sentences

    I honestly enjoy attending Polk State College. I have amazing professors that are more than willing to help and tutors and help whenever I need it. I love my college.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the student center, play ping pong, xbox and playstation!

    Food and Dining

    There is great food around the area of our school and our student center has some GREAT food! :)

    Dorm Life

    There are no on campus dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not challenging unless you get behind and you do not pay attention, The teachers are not there to make it difficult!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on task and do not get behind in your classes!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school with great staff! I really enjoy being a Polk State Eagle! The softball program is amazing!

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Make sure you lock your car. Don't leave backpacks unattended.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Full-Time workers going to night school. Part-Time students PSC Nursing program is really good.(Even though I am not a nursing student.)

    Bang for the buck

    You will get your moneys worth from Polk State as far as an education goes. The cost per credit hour is very affordable compared to 4 year universities.

    What to do for fun

    Not much.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe on the Winter Haven campus has good food but it is overpriced. I eat there only if I forget to bring my lunch. Also, Miss Barbara in the cafe is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor most classes are not as demanding as a 4 year university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive to class early because parking is horrendous most of the day. Even thought it is mainly a 2 year college still take it seriously.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is a nice small college with mainly 2 year degree programs and a limited amount of 4 year degree programs. There are 2 main campuses and 2 smaller campuses. This school is a great choice to save money and go to school locally without having to pay 4 year university tuition prices.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Polk State has security on campus and patrolling campus at all times. The campus is a safe place.

    Great for these types of students

    Polk State is great for all types of students. It offers courses that will appeal to almost everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Polk State is affordable compared to larger universities. You will receive an excellent education at a fraction of the cost of other schools.

    What to do for fun

    Polk State offers a variety of clubs that can appeal to most students.

    Food and Dining

    Polk State has nice cafe with really good snacks.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tougher than others. Most Professors are fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some classes can be tough, do not be afraid to ask for help from the Professors.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is a great school with really good professors. It encompasses big university life into a small community college atmosphere.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not a big campus, but it does have security and alarms.

    Greek Life

    There is one, I think it deals with math.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not in any but they have a club for almost anything. Except Greek clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL! something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    What you pay for what you learn is very reasonable. It's cheap, plus you're in a great learning environment with caring teachers.

    What to do for fun

    They always have festivities and club organizations. Tons of music, free food, prizes. There is also drama and sports to join.

    Food and Dining

    love the cafe food.

    Dorm Life

    there is none.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study

    In three sentences

    PSC is a great place to learn. The teachers, staff and student are very friendly and helpful. The smaller classrooms make you feel comfortable, and the teachers know you by name.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe surroundings, emergency post all over the campus, security guards around but out of sight.

    Great for these types of students

    All types and ages work well at Polk State College.

    Bang for the buck

    Like all schools out of state prices are high, but, overall the school has a way to help out its students with short term loans.

    What to do for fun

    Many school groups to choose from with activities that intertwine with each other.

    Food and Dining

    New updated cafeteria warm and relaxing environment, feels like home.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are very strict some are not so much but they always have your best interest at heart.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the professor's open door policy and the learning center with tutors in every area.

    In three sentences

    Outstanding Nursing program who's professors' are well versed in their field of expertise. Polk state college encourages your potential because they see what may not be visible to the individual.

  • 05/08/2012

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

    26 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Definitely checkout student services and activities. They have something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but it's cool if your not planning on attending a school with dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't as hard as you think. And the teachers are definitely willing to help you out. :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to see an academic advisor to help you with registering and classes and everything. It's a big help. And don't forget orientation!!

    In three sentences

    Polk state College has an amazing, comfortable, smaller campus. The teachers and staff are friendly and happy to help you out with whatever you may need. I truly believe that it's the perfect fit for any student!

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great!

    Bang for the buck

    not to exspensive.

    What to do for fun

    its winter haven, nothing unless you wanna go to legoland fl. or travel and hour away to orlando or tampa

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Study Study!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school teachers, administration are great. Teachers care about you and want you to pass.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    At Polk State, we do have Security Guards that take their jobs very seriously. From ticketing cars who park illegally and irresponsibly to locking all the doors at night and patrolling the parking lots, I feel very safe going to night classes knowing that if I am in trouble, they could spot and find me.

    Clubs and Activities

    SLAM is a club that is called Student's Living A Message and it's for all students. They go around all school year and promote Safe Driving while intoxicated, Safe Sex, AIDS day, and so many other events that keep the students informed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The theatre is a beautiful building to look into veiwing, not only because it's beautiful but because all the theatre students are practicing or music students are rehearsing. We also have a art gallery that is always full of things to look at from the students taking classes. In the fall, we have Fall Fest that has been going on for many many years. It's a large art lot that sells knick knacks to hand woven baskets.

    What to do for fun

    From me personally, I always love when Polk State has days where they bring in all the clubs and we have vendors outside trying to get the student's to participate. It's always fun, and I always manage to get a free shirt or two and get free food.

    Food and Dining

    Polk State College has a dining area called the Student Center and they offer a large variety of food. From pizza to salads, they really have it all for a low price.

    Dorm Life

    Polk State College does not offer Dorm Life. If you're going to Polk State, usually students live in their own house/apartment or live with their parents.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework is not all that hard, so if you liked to be challenged, they offer Honor's classes as well as regular ones. I really enjoy the Honor's ones because I like to be challenged and do the extra work to be noticed for my academic achievements later on.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say from student to student that procrastination is never a friend here at Polk State. Sure, the professors are understanding and willing to work with you, but you need to make sure you are staying at the right pace with the class and not fall behind.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences that I have done in my life. Not only because they treat you like family, but when you have a family crisis, they work with you and all the professors are wonderful and understanding. The classes are enjoyable and the curriculum is easy to follow.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Full time security on both campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each department has it's club interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Student that are upwardly mobile can get a great foundation education here.

    Bang for the buck

    Great dollar value.

    What to do for fun

    Beaches, Walt Disney World and Lego land are all within a 60 mile radius.There are many other attractions in central Florida to enjoy, That is an education in it's self.

    Food and Dining

    On campas food is pricey but good.Very little for a organic vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Materials are covered and put into working knowledge formats.No dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all you paperwork together before you enroll, go to their web site for instruction.

    In three sentences

    Great school for the price. Many dedicated instructors.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. There are campus guard who patrol the grounds and fire drills once in a while, and safe spots in case of a hurricane.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've never gone to any clubs but I know there are many, such as a gaming club ( card and board games, dungeons and dragons, magic, that sort of thing), math club, photography and others.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. A person can hang out at the library and read a book or go to the computer lab and work a computer. There is a student center where there is a television and video games.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria isn't bad, although I've only eaten there a few times. The cafeteria serves healthy food, like salads and sandwiches and food like pizza, hot dogs and others. The drinks one can get there are water, juices and soda. I believe the menu changes from day to day to give people more variety.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I know there are no dorms at Polk State College.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes meet several times a week. I find the classes aren't hard if you study and keep up with the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are tutors in the computer lab so students can get help on many subjects, such as math, foreign languages, science and others. There are many places to hang out.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is the only college I have ever gone to and I like it. I would recommend going to this college. It has ample parking spaces, good classes and teachers.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are everywhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are two different buildings with the same name, don't get lost.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are purchasing books on financial aid this does not apply, if not get your books some where else. A few courses use old text, and can be found cheaper other places.

    Food and Dining

    Not a too many choices but it's edible.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms but there are a few fliers for roommates posted.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be to be prepared, ask as many questions as you can and above all have good time management skills.

    In three sentences

    The school it's self isn't as big as most but the staff are really helpful. There are a lot of resources and a wide variety of classes, so there is likely to be an instructor or class that fits your style of learning. I haven't been there long enough to get into any school spirit but there are a few interesting activities.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its a safe Campus.

    Greek Life

    Philosophy Club. No Real Greek Letter Organizations. on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    SGA, SAB. Broken Hearts Club. FBLA. Always looking for future leadership!!! ;)

    Great for these types of students

    I'm sorry? Oh! The quiet focused student who like peace, and knows exactly what they want in their College Career!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Look, I just find quiet nooks, like empty classrooms, or lone corridors to ease ma mind.

    Bang for the buck

    Fairly cheap classes.

    What to do for fun

    Read a book!!!

    Food and Dining

    Needs Work. Not for your Health Afficianado, although you can find some jewels. Stay away from the french fries because their delicious. Its a small school so its understandable.

    Dorm Life

    None. lol

    Academic Rigor

    Home is where you make it, aka The teachers are great which makes student life good, to hit the books.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just chill, do your work, and enjoy yourself. It will all come together.

    In three sentences

    Polk state college has a nice campus. The teachers a friendly, and the students keep to their own. Its a calm laid back enviornment.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are guards patrolling the area and walking the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Polk State College offers Student Government, SALO, Phi Theta Kappa, and much more.

    What to do for fun

    There is a welcome week for college students and events in between that include free food, games, and much more. Those are definitely not to be missed.

    Food and Dining

    Polk State College has a cafe, snack machines, and soda machines which is helpful for when one might have a break in between classes and need a snack. The cafe offers a variety of food and drinks. There is great seating in the cafe area and above, on the second story.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms that I am aware of so it is one's responsibility to attain living.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared for anything. Online classes may not seem intimidating but they can be a challenge and require time and devotion. Talk to other students and ask for their opinion on professors if they have had that particular professor. If a class seems to difficult be sure to get help because tutors are available at no charge.

    Tips for prospective students

    When signing up for courses be sure to check out the professors to be sure they are the one for your learning experience. Take advantage of the tutors on campus if there is ever any difficulty in a class. The environment is very enticing as well and be sure to do well in classes so that you are given the opportunity to join Phi Theta Kappa.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College offers a challenging environment and many opportunities. They also seek to assist one to achieve his/her future goals. They center their attention on the success of their students.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the last year we had either two or three bomb threat but nothing happened.

    Food and Dining

    I have only bought the school food once but they have refrigerated and heated food. There is not much variety in the food they serve.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for this school.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too difficult but the work and level of difficulty will depend on which teacher you are taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go on ratemyprofessor.com and look up your teachers before signing up for their class to see what other students think about the teacher. This can be helpful to figure out if you think you can work well with the teacher or not.

    In three sentences

    This school is very good for students who are unsure of which college or major they wish to pursue. If you major in Liberal Arts and get your general degree, then you can get all of those classes out of the way while trying to find out what you wish to major in. The prices for classes are much cheaper than other colleges which is helpful if you are on a tight budget.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many different groups to be apart of such as the new Philosophy club and Math club.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study whenever you get a chance to so that you will be ready for your course material.

    In three sentences

    So far this college has been very helpful in advancing my education. The faculty is very pleasent to speak with, and the faculty is very knowledgable.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of students can find Polk State a wonderful college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a great festival at the beginning of every school year... Lots of fun. Last year was a wild theme, and there was a caged lion on campus!

    What to do for fun

    Polk State has an outstanding athletics department, and students can attend sporting events for free. There are also many clubs and organizations available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized! Organization is an essential part of academic succes. The other essential part? Do not procrastinate. It is quite easy to fall behind, and once you do, it begins a cycle very difficult to stop.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College offers a university campus-type feel with a relatively small class size. Professors care about helping students learn, rather than just passing them. Polk State is a great way to get your Associate's or even Bachelor's degree, and stay local.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Polk State has definitely been worth the money. Several teachers there are experienced in the subjects they teach and can apply a more genuine real-world experience to their classes.

    What to do for fun

    There are several sports events throughout the year between our baseball, basketball and soccer teams. There are also events put on during the school year that people can check out.

    Food and Dining

    The students centers and picnic table areas are a nice touch to the campuses across the county. I haven't ate there often since I live nearby and this town is full of food places, but the food at PSC hasn't been the greatest when I have ate there.

    Dorm Life

    We do not currently have dorms at PSC.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be more rigorous than others, but it's not usually a big deal. Mainly, the work can be done in a day or two and you rarely have papers longer than 5 pages.

    Tips for prospective students

    For incoming students, it is definitely a great option if you don't want to leave home. The classes are cheaper than most places and you can actually end up making some money instead of going into debt from different scholarships while getting a BAS degree.

    In three sentences

    Polk State is not the best college, but it is one that I am happy to be at. The staff cares about getting the students whatever help is needed and they listen to what is demanded. Thanks to them, our college is growing.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    too much to name

    Food and Dining

    They have an on campus eatery its typical college food.

    Academic Rigor

    The college has high expectations of their students, so you will have to do the expected work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go see a counselor they are very helpful. The professsors are well informed, well trained and knowledgeable of the subject matter in which they teach.

    In three sentences

    I like thwe hometown feel of the college. Also i like the smaller classes.

  • 07/19/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of extra-curricular activities for students to engage in. And since both campuses are small, they are close to many off-campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food and dining areas! The cafeteria is near the book store; perfect location.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms so I cannot put a rating here.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes are nice and small so take advantage of the one on one time you have with your professors.

    In three sentences

    As I was dual-enrolled in the Emergency Medical Responder class here, I have to say that I was blown away by how great the instructors are. They will push you until you think you've reached your limit, but they genuinely care about the student. I would give Polk State College a 5 out of 5 every time!

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of security around any time of the day (or night!),

    Greek Life

    Honors fraternities are available!

    Great for these types of students

    Any...whether you are high school, first time in college or an older student, there is room for everyone. The younger adults don't look down on older students and vice versa.

    Bang for the buck

    Great price if you are a Florida resident!

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned something in every class I have taken.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take online classes with the expectation that they will be easy. Many of them are more difficult than face to face classes.

    In three sentences

    I have been very impressed with the academic level of the online classes. They have all been a challenge. The teachers are very easy to deal with and are very supportive of busy schedules.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The cost per credit hour is very reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Take in some of the shows offered by their theatrical program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time and decide what you want to do based on what makes you happy not what will get you rich quicker.

    In three sentences

    I feel like Polk State college does a phenomenal job with helping new and old students. The advisors are there to answer all your questions in a timely manner. The cost per credit hour is very reasonal when compared to other schools in the area.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Polk State college has a great recreational area and lots of space. Sure, sometimes you have to be creative, but having fun is never hard with a few friends and a little time.

    Food and Dining

    I've heard that the food is great, but since I pack a lunch, I've never had any need to try it.

    Dorm Life

    Polk State doesn't have any dorms that I know of. However there are lots of available homes and duplexes in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of your class varies according to teacher. Some will spoon feed you information, others will throw you in head first. It all goes back to researching your professor and knowing which environment you will thrive in. But it is also important to remember that college is no place to slack off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyproffesor.com it really helps in finding the teacher that is right for you. Apply for classes early, that way you are more likely to get the teacher you are comfortable with. Work hard in and out of the classroom,because you are the only person who can get you where you want to go.

    In three sentences

    It's an all around nice school. The staff is helpful and the classroom environment well put together. Plus, being able to take classes at both campuses, makes finding open classes a breeze.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Call boxes for security are every where and security rides around the campus all day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club you can think of is at Polk State.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is not any that i am aware of.

    What to do for fun

    Wake board and help out in my church.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes early so you get the teachers you want.

    In three sentences

    Polk state college is a wonderful college.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Library

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do it.

    In three sentences

    I love going here. My professors are dedicated to teaching. So much help is available.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at Polk State College. There is security around if needed, but I have yet to see a situation in which security was needed. It is a peaceful and safe place to learn.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am still looking into clubs that I can join this year.

    Great for these types of students

    This school if great for students who have jobs or other responsibilities that they have to take care of besides school. Polk State College is great at working around your schedule to find the perfect classes that will suite your lifestyle.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I mentioned the library earlier because it is one of my hot spots. Its a great place on campus to go and study or just hangout with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    I love the friendly environment I've been placed in. There are people from different walks of like that you can meet in each of your classes. The student body itself is so culturally diverse. Which is awesome!

    What to do for fun

    For fun on campus, my friends and I meet up in the school library and hangout. Sometimes we wander around campus and meet new people. Its a great atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    Anytime you walk into PSC's cafeteria you will be engulfed by the smell of food. The cafeteria is populated. Many students go there to hangout and study.

    Dorm Life

    PSC doesn't have dorms because it is a state college. So i commute from my house to school every day. Its a short commute, so I like it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that I am currently taking are going to be challenging courses. I am ready for the challenge. I'm also ready to learn new things, and expand my knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books as early as possible, because purchasing them the week that your classes start could be a recipe for disaster.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College has really amazed me this past week. The school has the coolest campus. Not only that but I have the best professors. I am thankful to be able to go to such a great school to get my degree.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am a Phi Theta Kappa member, ROCK ON!!!!!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for the adult student as well as the younger student. There is a great diversity, but no so much that everything is foreign.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely research your professors because they will make or break your GPA.

    In three sentences

    Polk State in my opinion has totally lived up to their name, and that is they are the best school around and their nurses who graduate are the absolute bomb!!!!!!

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Throughout campus there are many places where you can reach security if there were any type of problems. ALso, securirty rides around through the parking lot to keep an eye on things and is also all over campus. You can sense the safety once you step foot on campus.

    Greek Life

    Since there are no dorms and it isn't a university, there are no sororities. Most of the people that come to Polk State College come to get their two year degree and then transfer to a bigger school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from. Each club has many activities and is very involved with the school and students. There is a club at Polk State for any kind of student.

    Great for these types of students

    Polk State college is good for any type of student. People who like to scoialize can always find something fun to do in the student center. If you are just wanting to take a few classes then it is easy to schedule things how you want, when you want them. Early morning classes and late night classes are all available so it is easy to schedule and have the classes you want.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are at reasonable prices, but you get great teaching. Also, if there is something you don't understand, there is always tutors in the TLCC, computer lab, there to help all students and they are free of charge.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there is always something going on. With music playing throughout the campus, activites and special guests meeting with the students, and game rooms in the student center.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe on campus is actually really good. I've had just about everything they have made and I haven't had anything that was bad. Although the prices may be a bit much, it's worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Polk State doesn't have dorms since it isn't a University. Most of the students that attend are local.

    Academic Rigor

    Polk isn't a hrd school. There may be a few tough courses, but the teachers are there to help you learn and succeed, not fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that are looking to attend Polk State should research times that classes and scheduling start. It is important to get all of your paper work and schedule made early because space in classes fill up quickly.

    In three sentences

    I feel that Polk State College is a good school. The staff seems to be there for support and there are many resources on campus to help you succeed. Classes are reasonable and the work is manageable.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The school is pretty relaxed and everyone kind of does there own thing.

    What to do for fun

    They sometimes have events on school like snow machine, pizza, ice cream and music. Besides that there are lots of lakes to go wakeboarding or skiing on, and the beach and orlando is close. If you like to go out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for students would just be to keep an organizer and remember when everything is due and always have a tutor or teacher check your work so you can assure your A in the class.

    In three sentences

    Polk State college is a good school to start off at, it is very good to ease you into the college pace. The teachers are very understand and will help you if you simply ask. The classes i take here like anatomy and chemistry i like taking here because the classes are usually smaller so the teacher can really focus on getting the information through to us before moving on.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who love smaller class sizes and like being close to home.

    What to do for fun

    I have joined some of the student clubs that they have offered.

    In three sentences

    I love attending Polk State College. They have 5 different campus no more than 45 minutes from my house. Each campus is filled with welcoming teachers, staff, and students.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school is very safe and very pleasent to be on.

    Clubs and Activities

    I just started so I have not gotten into any clubs or activities yet.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are very affordable. The books are affordable and you can buy them or rent them.

    Food and Dining

    I have heard the food is great and not that expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Sorry but I do not have a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is perfect if you would like to go to school close to home. This school is great if you do not have a bunch of money to go to school on.

    In three sentences

    This is not a bad school to go to. The classes are small to medium sized. Some of the classes are very interesting.

  • 11/05/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities that go on, such as plays concerts, movies, outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    Have not had a meal there.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until the last minute to do things. Stay on top of all your deadlines and work. Have fun but stay focused.

    In three sentences

    A nice campus, kind of confusing. Friendly people whom you may ask for help when needed. Great way to expand my education and become something more.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security guards and emergency poles.

    Great for these types of students

    People trying to get their pre reqs out of the way without being in debt.

    Bang for the buck

    A little pricey for what is actually taught.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting event and different clubs

    Food and Dining

    Decent variety of food in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors don't keep up with the online grade book.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you don't need a loan to go here.

    In three sentences

    Polk state is a small college, 25 students per class. Professors know their stuff and are happy to help if you're having trouble with the content. Only negative thing about the school is their financial aid office is horrible and unhelpful.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not a dangerous area and there are those saftey phone things in the parking lot. It's right next to the police head quarters.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs. Lacking regligious organizations, but there is plenty of other things to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Don't have a lot of money and plan on geeting as much as you can with the little you have.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a gorgeous campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Public schooling. Easy courses for a nasty price, but better than wasting your money at a fancy university for the basics.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of clubs and there is a lot of theatre stuff that goes on. If you try hard enough, you'll find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    High prices but not tooo bad eating. It's a community college so there's a cafeteria with a nice community seating area, but fast food with a hefty dollar to it.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not difficult at all. Pay attention in your classes and you will pass with A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't sweat it, but don't forget to work hard to make those grades. Getting into bigger schools for a good price will be hard if you slack off now.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is a pretty good ocmmunity college to get your AA but man of the professors are there to teach their own philosophy. If you plan on going to PSC be ready to defend your views. It isn't a challenging school so if you are moving on to a university expect a big change in the work load.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always security guards wherever you go. They are always riding around on golf carts or walking around, making sure everything is safe. There are also emergency poles located in the parking lots in case of emergencies.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a music program. There's a band and a chior that you can join, even if you're not a music major. There is softball, soccer, basketball, and an airsoft team (so I've heard). There are also academic clubs, such as the math club and the creative writing club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who aren't looking for the huge university scene. It's a small school, but also a good one. It's not good for those who want to be professional athletes, though.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are fairly priced, and you learn a lot.

    What to do for fun

    There are athletic games that you can attend, for instance, softball, soccer, and basketball. Unfortunately, no football team or marching band.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find people you click with. Don't be shy. Everyone says that you meet your life long friends in college, don't let the fact that it is a community college dampen that. Be yourself, and don't let anything get in between you and your degree.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is great. I love the learning environment, and the teachers are great. I just wish they had more music options for music majors.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can watch students playing soccer

    Food and Dining

    Not bad but can improve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Easy classes, good professors and good campus.

    In three sentences

    Polk state college is a nice place to study. They have a very good and quiet studying atmosphere. I think most students will like it here.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The level of safeness in this campus is high, there always seems to be a security guard around.

    Greek Life

    There are none.

    Clubs and Activities

    PBL Phi Theta Kappa Honors Program SALO (SGA) SLAM (Student Living a Message)

    Great for these types of students

    Those activities are great for business students and students who wants to travel

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no traditions on the campus, but some of the community service such as breast cancer awareness or autism we do it repeatedly. There are some great clubs in this campus such as PBL which is the college level of FBLA.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuittion is a bit cheaper than other colleges and university.

    What to do for fun

    I workout and watch movies with my family and friends as a past time activity.

    Food and Dining

    I never try the food at the cafeteria, but I do heard it is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately there are no dorms in this college.

    Academic Rigor

    The papers are rough for composition and classes like Anatomy and Physiology there will be a lot of sleepness night, but it worth it at the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with a positive attitude, get your mind motivate on any subject you don't like and you will do great.

    In three sentences

    Nice comfortable college, majority of the teachers and students are very friendly.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do! The school has foam parties, movie nights, and a bunch of other events going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good in the cafeteria. The building is pretty cool all together

    Dorm Life

    I live at home since the college is so close so this doesn't really apply.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers know what they are talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you are choosing your classes, be sure to look up the teachers on Ratemyprofessor.com first before you choose a class.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is a great place to furthur your education. The teachers there are knowledgeable. The environment is very positive.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can always find campus security anywhere on campus. The security is there whenever you need them.

    Greek Life

    They offer those who have the GPA, Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for any type of student.

    Bang for the buck

    The bookstore does offer used books and online books for a lot cheaper than buying brand new books. It also allows you to sell your books back at the end of the semester to put a little more money back into your pocket.

    What to do for fun

    You can enjoy being on the baseball team, soccer teams, Student Government, etc. it's all available at PSC.

    Food and Dining

    They do have a cafeteria for students as well as snack machines throughout campuses.

    Dorm Life

    PSC does not have dorms for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The academia prospective is very intense. The classes have smaller sizes and the online classes allow you to have your own pace. Although online classes aren't self paced you'll be able to work on what is coming due for the week and be able to see what's available for the upcoming weeks.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best thing to do would be search online for the degree you are looking for. Once you've applied you'll get a Polk State passport online ID. There you'll have the chance to email instructors, get financial aid information, and even search classes for the upcoming semesters.

    In three sentences

    The classes have smaller sizes so you can get one-on-one interaction with the professors. Their online classes give you the opportunity to have a life outside of college. Last but not least the professors are very knowledgeable about the subjects they are teaching.

  • 01/16/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria is fairly clean and nice.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on the campus

    Academic Rigor

    I have not take any classes yet. From what I have heard the classes are fairly understandable.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students looking to transfer to another college to complete you BA.

    Food and Dining

    There is one cafeteria on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are helpful and want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep careful tabs on your own classes and financial aid.

    In three sentences

    A good start for those looking to obtain an AA here.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus security continually monitor the campus and parking lots

    What to do for fun

    most of the clubs

    Food and Dining

    cafeteria has decent food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms - it's a community college

    Academic Rigor

    The nursing program was an intense program when I was there however they have re-vamped the program. Not sure about the new format.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus in Lakeland has a more like family feel to the campus. Everyone knows everyone and they are all willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    I currently have an ASN degree through here. I am working on my BSN however they are not accredited for the BSN program yet.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe there are constantly security guards patrolling the campus as well as the parking lots and there are emergency towers with call buttons every 50 feet. It you push a button a security guard will be therein seconds.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have all kinds of clubs and activities such as theatre clubs, nursing, student council, sports, and many more. They have a rush week at the beginning of each semester to recruit new members and it is a very fun time with all of the tables, activities, and free items.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for nursing students because as I said before they have a great program. You learn what you need to know as well as get prepared for your NCLEX by the tests they give you! The teachers are great and willing to do anything to help you succeed!

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get the bang for your buck, good classes and teachers where you learn what you need and more for a reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    They have many different clubs and organizations. They also have activities on campus all the time with free food, games, music, and even blow-ups sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a grill with many choices and they different things like stir fry on certain days which is very good! They also have different choices like pizza, salad, or sandwiches, which are also good!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but do-able. They teach you what you need to know and do it in a way that makes you want to learn! Every teacher I had was willing to help and give you what you needed to learn and pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips are too ask the instructors for help before it's too late and if you are falling too far behind withdraw from the class before it is too late, so it doesn't affect your GPA. Also, make friends and join study groups, this will help you greatly in your studying and academics.

    In three sentences

    It has all of the classes and the program I needed! It has an amazing nursing program which I am enrolled in and all of the teachers that I have encountered have been wonderful, very helpful!l

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    hang with friends

    Food and Dining

    great i enjoy most of the food some more than others

    Academic Rigor

    they are a acredited school i think highly of them

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused and chase your dreams or you will never no what it feels like to catch them

    In three sentences

    hands on experience great staff love the atmosphere and the knowledge that im learning each and everyday

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have security guards monitoring the parking lots in golf carts.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing/ Allied Health, students seeking any Assoc. or AA degrees

    Bang for the buck

    The cheapest college in regards to $/credit hour in Lakeland and Winter Haven, FL.

    Food and Dining

    Their cafeteria has pretty decent food, with a variety of options for lunch and breakfast.

    Dorm Life

    You cannot live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the classes ill all depend on the instructor and how you choose to apply yourself.

    In three sentences

    Polk state college is one of the cheeper colleges in Lakeland/ Winter Haven, FL so you will not have to pay as much per credit hour. The advisors and admissions office employees are very helpful and will be able to help you determine the degree that is right for you. I have been very satisfied with professors at both campuses and I would really recommend this school to anyone looking for a relatively cheep but great education.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are fun campus activities outside of the campus almost every day. There are constant posting around the school for movie nights, clubs, speeches, and activities.

    Food and Dining

    They have a small cafeteria, but that's it.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have many dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    They hold students to a high standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for the placement test and work hard to keep your grades up.

    In three sentences

    It is a very positive school. They hold high standards for new students. The honors program is attainable, but challenging.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is free kayaking on weekends for students, and Student Activities usually plans events and field trips that students can attend free of charge.

    Food and Dining

    The cantina is slightly overpriced, but the food quality is decent.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are strict, some are pretty easygoing, and a few seem like they don't care to do anything but assign the minimum work and grade it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage any prospective students to try and be involved in the student activities. That makes the colleges experience much more fun.

    In three sentences

    It's a decent school to get your AA. Most of the professors are nice, and the student activities are pretty fun. The campuses are pretty small though.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Polk State College is located right next to the Polk County SHeriff's office making it a very safe school, along side help poles near every corner, and roaming campus security.

    Greek Life

    There is unfortunately not a Greek system.

    Clubs and Activities

    Polk State has a student run government. With a welcome back week each semester.

    Bang for the buck

    THe amount of bang for you buck is incredible, depending on what your definition of bang is education. If you definition is fun, its moderate.

    What to do for fun

    Polk State College also is planning on new and creative things to keep their student population Happy. From Co-ed Sporting events to Their own version of Harlem Shake. PSC will alwasy have something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not the best; however, with both the Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses are located near a variety of delicious restaurants and fast food eateries

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Polk States education is much easier than a four year university. With class rooms instead of lecture halls, the teachers are more inclined to know who you are as a person instead as a name on a list.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking into PSC remember. PSC is a great college to learn and get a degree that will further someone in there life. For and affordable price.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is a simple school for education. It is very affordable. PSC is a 6.8.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Just out of high school students

    Bang for the buck

    Its adequate meaning that they supply what you pay for, however the staff could use more help.

    What to do for fun

    They have movies not out on DVD sometimes displayed here.

    Food and Dining

    They serve mostly processed stuff but I'll give them that they serve wheat sandwiches and salads.

    Dorm Life

    I don't think there are lodgings for this place

    Academic Rigor

    The school is just there to supply a certificate or degree, I wouldn't expect a lot from them. My only issue has been more with the staff and less with the teachers (teachers are great!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare well ahead of time. The bureaucracy of this school is at times difficult to deal with, and there will be a lot of waiting. So prepare, prepare, prepare!

    In three sentences

    Polk State College could learn a lot from other schools. Better customer service (yes, student are customers and the school is a place of business) would greatly help this school. Other than that, they are adequate for a community college.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The philosophy club is a great extracurricular to engage in.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club!

    Food and Dining

    Decent food options

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The honors program has been great academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to the honors program if you can.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College has been a great opportunity for me. The honors program has been an awesome experience. The honors professors truly value their job, classes and students with discussion and relevant assignments.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Depends on which campus that you're on. Lakeland's campus is so much better and nicer.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I would say it is pretty good. However 3 of the professors i had just need to be let go because of how they treat students and waste time. The 3 of mine that I had anyways. But other than that, I believe I got quite an education there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do background checks on your professors and ask around to get the best review of your professors.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College has a range of professions to meet today's career demands with many campuses in the Polk County area. Not every college is perfect, but they helped me get through and I'm so glad that I finished. Thanks Polk State!

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security officers are very nice, yet professional. Parking areas are clearly marked for students and instructors. A no-smoking policy is in force on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The local Lakeland community has fine dining, along with shops to pick and choose from! Local parks and bike trails are available to enjoy!

    What to do for fun

    Area attractions such as Legoland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, and others are available, as are the Florida beaches.

    Food and Dining

    The lounge and dining area is very nice, and workers will cook to suit individual preferences. Very nice.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not available at the Lakeland campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work, study, enjoy, and be challenged in your choice of degree or certifications!

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is an extremely professional institution, dedicated to serving students in Lakeland, FL. The Nursing program is exciting, and challenging to medical students. The instructors are compentant and are professional!

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging without being overly difficult on the general education classes. Of course, the more major specific classes are difficult but it is still possible to pass the class with a good grade. There are also honor classes to further the challenge.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is a great way to beign looking at the future. Even if you do not think college is right for you or know what major you want to pursue, this school can help you get on the right track. With affordable classes and a less stressful teaching environment, it is well worth enrolling in this school.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Lots of classes to choose from, for whatever your major may be. Classes are affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Polk State often holds campus events with games and food!

    Food and Dining

    A cafeteria that is open for the majority of the day.

    Academic Rigor

    A good amount of classes to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before signing up for classes, look up the professors. There are some really good ones, and ones that aren't so great.

    In three sentences

    Polk state college has a spacious campus and wonderful teachers. I primarily spent my time in the art department and can say it was run by knowledgeable teachers. I would give Polk State a 4/5.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who need an affordable education!

    Bang for the buck

    VERY AFFORABLE FOR ANYONE!

    What to do for fun

    Many activities to do all year long, many fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Some campus has a cafe, good food!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Great Academics!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the PERT test as many times as it takes in order no to take prerequisite classes.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is an amazing college. With it's local roots it has a community base. And most important it is very affordable!

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe here. I usually leave my stuff lying around campus, and I always seem to get it back and still in the very same place I left it, I would not suggest making it a habit though, you never know.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an inordinate amount of clubs here at the college some include Math Club, Physiology Club, International Culture Club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student, you don't have to be exceptionally bright, but you have to be willing to put in the work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This year the College had an event known as the Harlem Shake, which I thought was out of the ordinary, but it seemed pretty fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't know what bang for the buck means.

    What to do for fun

    After class, I make it a habit to walk around the school a few times, its relaxing and clears my mind before I go to the Library or the TLCC to do my homework.

    Food and Dining

    Personally, I liked the food here. It is not anything gourmet, but they do have some delicious food, depends on what you like to eat.

    Dorm Life

    You cannot dorm here, this institution does not offer it. It's meant for being of convenience to people by having multiple campuses in neighboring cities.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends on the prospective student you are. You have to be willing to put the work in, and believe me it will pay off in the long run. Classes are not extremely difficult, but they vary per teacher and subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe that anyone/everyone should come here, its not demeaning to go to a Community College, its a good experience, and all of the classes provided here are affordable, which is good when you are on a strict budget.

    In three sentences

    I rate Polk State College a overall score of 10/10. This is a great school to attend, as a precursor to other Universities, it helps you prepare for the other half of the battle, which means obtaining your bachelor's degree at the University level. I'm glad I took the opportunity when I did, to become a student here at this prestigious institution.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus and see security guards walking through campus at all times. There are emergency poles placed all over campus as well. If anything happens on campus, every student and faculty member is alerted through an automated phone call system, text message, and emails.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs, activities, events, and community service programs are available. I hope to join the creative writing club next term.

    Bang for the buck

    After a six year hiatus from school, PSC has made me not only feel welcomed, but also made me feel empowered, like anything is possible.

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs, events, and organizations are available through PSC. International study programs are also available through certain classes as well, like a trip to Paris or the Bahamas.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria has many options available for food and drinks, and many vending machines are located throughout campus. Many different forms of payment are accepted, including card readers on the vending machines. Easy access and many options for food and drinks equals an A+ from me!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus because I am a single parent and I am unsure if PSC actually has dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are delivered in shorter periods of time and can be quite hard at times. As long as students stay organized and keep up to date on all assignments and due dates, the work load is manageable. Some classes and professors seem difficult but challenge you to do and be your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions or speak to academic and financial aid advisors often. Wander the campus to familiarize yourself with it. Utilize all tools and programs available to you, like the quiet study areas, free wifi internet, free computer access, and free tutoring.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College has friendly, very helpful staff that are always there when I need them. The classes and class schedules have extremely flexible, various times, dates, and options and provide many different learning tools. The campus is not only beautiful, but easily accessible, always clean, and well laid out.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very secure

    Great for these types of students

    all kind of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    love hang in the student lounge, they even have a gaming room

    What to do for fun

    sometime my school have parties for the student body, have games for students

    Food and Dining

    Their food is ok but they do have variety

    Dorm Life

    their no dorm mostly communing

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can start on your Fasfa early, the early their in the better chance of have Finance aid pay for class and books

    In three sentences

    Here at Polk state college is amazing opportunity to take the next step in getting a better education. They have many programs and degrees. There also amazing professors and staff will to give a helping hand

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security officers driving their golf carts around, and there are also red (buttons? phones?) that I fortunately have never had to use which connect you to security when you press the button/pick up the phone.

    Great for these types of students

    I think Polk State is great for any type of student. You can use it as a kick-off point to move on to another college later, or simply get an AA degree. The sporty students can play games on the grass or workout in the gym, and the social students can hang with friends outside of the student center. The studious student can study in a quiet library.

    Bang for the buck

    I am very happy with Polk State and the education I am receiving there. The reason Polk State doesn't get five stars from me is because there are some classes (and professors) that I have not been happy with.

    What to do for fun

    For fun at Polk State I volunteer in the lab and greenhouse, but for most people you could play soccer (or other sports) on the grounds or socialize with friends. Some people smoke on-campus, or listen to their music. You can also bring your own laptop and use it on-campus nearly anywhere.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't eaten the food at Polk State, so I can't really say how it is except for rating it based on what other people have told me. It does smell really good and other people seem to enjoy it.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Polk State, which doesn't bother me because I live fairly close -- but dorms would probably be nice for those who live farther.

    Academic Rigor

    Four stars because although I learned a lot in most of my classes, some I felt like I was wasting my time and money. I worked the hardest in my science and math classes, but worked hard to pass other classes too --and I'm sure many other students would say the same.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out prospective professors from former students and websites rating them before signing up for the class -- this may save your grade as well as your money! Try to avoid new-to-teaching professors unless you've heard good things; they may be learning their skills on you! Take required classes first, such as English, Math, and Science. Then when you move on to another college you hopefully won't have to pay to take them again.

    In three sentences

    Polk State has some awesome professors, who really work hard to make sure you understand the material. On the flip side, there are professors at Polk State who don't care one way or another, to them it's just another paycheck. From what I've seen and heard, Polk State is a typical college.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your game. Don't wait for the college to call you, you call them and be ahead of yourself.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very nice and homey. They are very concerned about their students. They help out as much as they can.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student is okay! Young, old, shy, bold, whichever you are come here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Field trips all the time! Take an oceanography class and get up close and personal through the Florida Aquarium, SeaWorld and the beach!

    Bang for the buck

    There is more to college than just maintaining the 2 hour lectures from your professors; friendships. At Polk, you can gain friends in an instant especially with all the activities around campus.

    What to do for fun

    Around campus, we have exciting things all the time. From bouncey houses to Lions, we know how to make school enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    Great food in the PSC Cafe! Try it even though it can be pricey.

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely no dorm life! Find an apartment and a roommate!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are a great help when it comes to understanding different aspects of a subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take this time for granted. Although it is not an university, it helps you out a whole lot to absorb the beginning college experience to find out if you are really ready for the real thing.

    In three sentences

    The most exciting, unique two years, if that's all you want, time of your life. Continuing your education through Polk State is a step into a journey that prepares you for something even bigger; a higher education.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go hang out in the student lounge :)

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the food, but I wish they had more variety in what they sell, and I wish the prices were a little less.

    Dorm Life

    They have no dorms...

    In three sentences

    I attend the Lakeland Collegiate High School here at Polk State which means I'll be graduating high school with my Associate's degree. I like the staff and have enjoyed attending. The faculty is fairly supportive and passionate about their jobs, I suggest attending their collegiate program if you're in high school.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is constantly patrolling the campus so it is pretty safe. Only one incident has occurred there but no one was hurt.

    Greek Life

    The only Greek like available is for students of high GPA who are notified of the chance to be a part of the club.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a good variety of clubs available so basically every student should be able to find something they enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for Nursing students! Polk State College has one of the leading Nursing programs in the state.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unlike in high school the library seems to be the hot spot on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Other than joining clubs and going on the computer there really is nothing to do for fun on campus. However the theatre department is absolutely AMAZING! If you love to act you should definitely audition for the numerous shows.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is actually kind of expensive at the student cafe. The hot food items are 95% of the time fried in a tub of grease used all day so it's not exactly the healthiest. Not speaking for anyone else the food made me sick whenever I would purchase it so I stopped buying food there except for the fruit cups which are $2.75 for a small cup.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms as this is a community college so students will need to make other living arrangements.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not tough they are actually kind of high school level. The difficulty kicks in when you get into higher math and science classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing to keep in mind is that although it is like a high school setting students must keep in mind that unlike high school an assignment is expected on the due date as almost all professors do not accept late or make-up work. Also students need to show up to class because with a lot of professors they will drop you after missing 3 days of class.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College is overall a good school. The atmosphere is laid back and it feels like being back in high school except the people are more mature. The professors are cool, most of them, and the classroom settings are good because there is usually no more than 30 students in a classroom unless it's a lecture class so the professors have time to help students individually.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play Sports, workout, hangout with friends

    Food and Dining

    Good food that'll make you want to slap your mother!!!!!!

    Dorm Life

    There isn't any dorms here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Positive. Stay Prepared. Network (meet new people, communicate) Enjoy yourself, its college.

    In three sentences

    Polk State College has great instructors. The atmosphere here are words I cant describe. Most of all, the people here are amazing and are great to network with.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems safe.. relatively small campus and security guards are friendly and helpful.

    Bang for the buck

    Im hearing its cheap so I guess that makes sense.. My first semester there the teaching faculty seems ok.. but the administration is a complete and utter JOKE. Expect tons of headaches and hour long wait times to speak to someone face to face.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is good

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on Prof. just like any other school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect 4 to 5 visits to financial aid in person in order to get your finances in order. COMPLETE lack of competency/ concern. When you call fin aid you speak to a sub contracted call center. Add drop at the end of the first week! Never been to a school with such a quick withdrawal with refund date. They obviously know they are the only school in the economically depressed county and they take advantage of it. Profits over students. Lack of accountability. Might be good for freshman/soph but DEF not upper levels! Cheap and cheap for a reason.

    In three sentences

    Obvious that it just became a 4 year institution. Extremely disorganized admissions/ financial aid. Would not recommend.

  • 11/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Polk State College has stuff happening all the time on campus. Everyone is very entertaining and if you aren't a very social person you can still find something fun to do, i'm sure.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not too pricey and it's basically fast food without greasiness. You are better off bringing some awesome homemade Italian food from home like I do all the time.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I know, Polk State College does not have dorms on campus. I am not sure how good the apartments near the school are either.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are only difficult if you don't try. Online classes will be the hardest to keep up with and classes on campus are informative. They aren't too easy, but aren't difficult beyond comprehension.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! The sooner you apply the less stressful it will be when you have to deal with admissions and financial aid because it is always frustrating. The feeling after you get it done is very rewarding. haha

    In three sentences

    You get what you pay for and if you spend wisely and educate yourself of the professors that are available you will be happy here. So far my first semester has not been too much trouble and my professors know what they are teaching. As of right now, I am satisfied with Polk State College as my College.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you are looking for fun our student center is an excellent place to chill while waiting for your class to start!

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay.

    Dorm Life

    we have no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The campus is very devoted to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you sign up early to ensure you have a lot of options available.

    In three sentences

    Our guidance is wonderful, they strive to make sure you make good grades and are entered into classes you love. Our tearchers are amazing, they go above and beyond in helping you pave your future. Our campus is beautiful, everything is well designed.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    When attending, one lock down occurred due to a student calling in a phony bomb threat. Security and police wasted no time to ensure student safety. Lakeland Campus actually shares property with a Police Headquarters, so you are very safe from harm.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life, as far as I know.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are very active in the school and constantly providing food and entertainment for the students during the day. Students are very appreciative and active in events, as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Student-Athletes looking to start their career off at a JUCO level. Sports at PSC are top of their divisions and have a great reputation, so Universities will be eager to sweep you up!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When I attended there was yoga in the trees. Not sure if it's still there but it was a great experience to have!

    Bang for the buck

    Places around town are not too pricey! Food, laundrymats, movies, ice cream. Everything is decently priced and affordable for college students.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports! There is always something interesting happening at the school. IM Football playing a pro team, student events where you make shirts, art, etc. Night events, too! Attending PSC, you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and priced fairly. Vending machines are available in close proximity, also.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms so you'd either live with family or rent a house/apartment in the nearby area.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Polk are the best I've encountered. They'll intelligent and genuinely care about the success of their student. You are taught to remember, not taught to pass a test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give the Lakeland campus a tour if it's close enough for you to attend. Beautiful campus, great people, great environment to get your education at.

    In three sentences

    Attending Polk State College was the best experience I've had in my life. I've made life long friends and earned an honors degree to build my education on. I only wish it was a University so I could finish my education with them.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since I have been at Polk Sate College, I hae yet to witness or hear about any fellow student being harmed or harassed while on campus. The security continually make consistent rounds across the college to ensure this safety standard.

    Bang for the buck

    No matter what, you'll definitely get your money's worth here at Polk State College for it is relatively cheap and knowledgeable within their major criteria because no matter where you attend COMP 1 is still COMP 1.

    What to do for fun

    1. We have a baseball, basketball, and volleyball team here at Polk and we are champions amongst champions 2. There are often times when students collect into the Student Center and play large scale card games( i.e. Magic, Yu-gi-oh etc.) 3.We have clubs here at Polk that both help you learn and also allow the access of fun within them. Examples would be SLAM, SGA, Phi Theta Kappa, Film Club, Book Club, and Polk State Salo.

    Food and Dining

    The food here isn't terrible, but it is quite pricy for what you're getting.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here at Polk State College

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the academic rigor of the classes may vary accordingly to coincide with the importance of your major. For instance, if your major delves in the realm of biological research, expect to adhere to a plethora of research assignments on past medical studies in order to further your understanding before venturing out into the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. If you are coming from a regualr high school and found that you did not work very hard, prepare yourself for rigorous assignments and research. 2. Try not to overload yourself with too many classes or you'll destroy your GPA 3. Always ask the professor questions if you're unsure about an assignment or simply want to refresh your memory in class

    In three sentences

    Here at Polk State College, I find that it is a comfortable learning site that allows students to create a more personal relationship with their professor. In essence, the environment is similar to that of a small university that has constant traffic of alumni attending. Overall, I really enjoy the campus life at Polk State College and I enjoy the warm personalities of the professors here.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on the campus, there is usually a security personel in sight and there is also emergency panic stations set up all along the parking lots. It is also well lit at night and there is no suspicious activity that I have ever noticed the past two years I went to school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not too many clubs or activities, this campus is very small and many people are working or going to another school so there isn't much to do on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    I think this is perfect for anyone who wants to dual-enroll in high school or those that a big university didn't work out for them (like me!)

    Food and Dining

    This school could really use a cafeteria update or higher quality food served. There is also a lack of variety when it comes to food and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes were easy but some were very difficult depending on the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you work or have kids or are a high-school student thinking about dual-enrolling, do it. It is a great school for the price and quality of the courses.

    In three sentences

    Well worth every penny, caring professors, many choices for class times.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    PSC has alot of sports programs but I most attend classes. They usually have some kinda of campus activity going on.

    Food and Dining

    The winter haven campus has a nice eating area but i don't think lakeland has one (I have never really looked though)

    Dorm Life

    I dont think PSC offers dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I have never had a issue learning what i needed to learn except for one anatomy class the teacher had a 20 percent grade curve on every test just to get people to a C and most people still didnt get one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Lakeland campus does not always offer as many classes as the Winter Haven campus, and always go to campus if you need to speak with a financial aid officer or admin officer; they are very busy and almost never return calls.

    In three sentences

    PSC has a very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Application process is easy, and school is very affordable. This school offers many degrees and flexible schedules in which to attend classes.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is a great club to be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Adult learners with full time jobs will love the large variety of online classes.

    What to do for fun

    Becoming a part of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria that can accommodate your hunger needs.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Wide variety of classes from campus classes to hybrid classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If eligible to become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, I would highly recommend seizing the opportunity.

    In three sentences

    Awesome school for people with flexible needs. Great Phi Theta Kappa Program. Love the selection of online classes.