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  • 08/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 1 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the tutoring center as well as the computer labs and study rooms. All of these services are covered by tuition and free to the students. They are a big help and available at any time throughout the semester but are constantly overlooked by students.

    Bang for the buck

    The average cost for classes is affordable as well as cost of supplies and textbooks. There are always students willing to help with book purchasing such as reselling books. The cafeteria on campus provides good food at a good costs and the student services available through tuition costs are a big help and definitely worth the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are friendly student clubs and plenty fun activities that take place throughout the semester. The student activities center always goes out of their way to bring a fun atmosphere out in between classes with games, music, and free food.

    Am learning a lot

    The instructors here are always eager to help students out in any way possible within reason. They target subjects well and utilize many different resources from textbooks to web sites.

  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 2 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Whoever is looking for a great school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a great school with small class sizes... what else could you ask for in a college?

    Am learning a lot

    I learned a lot while being here at South Texas College. Unfortunately I did not pass my first classes. I am looking to go back but have not found the monetary means to go back. I am hoping to get some sort of scholarship to help me out.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For everyone, its extremely easy to enter, and it is a very helpful college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard!

    Bang for the buck

    This college is very inexpensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have not been exactly there, but I will be as soon as I graduate.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Dual-Enrollment sudent with STC and so far, I love it. Thanks to this great opportunity I've had the chance to know what college classes are like, and it will look great in my GPA and transcript.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All kind of people

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate

    Am enjoying being here

    Absolutely, enjoying, and working too!! I got my job here at STC too =)

    Am learning a lot

    I am enrolled in STC and I love to be here I'm learning a lot

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of students you can receive college credit while in high school or even get in programs you can apply to while in high school that by the time you graduate you already have an associates degree before you get your high school diploma.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in check for your financial aid status just in case.

    Bang for the buck

    We get more from education for less. There are great professors you can find at a university for less money. I love that the class sizes are small and the teachers know you on a first name basis.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is fun you meet new people from all over Texas (the valley) and many other states. The student life organization does a lot of activities where you can meet a lot of other students and have fun.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a good student and in these past 2 semesters I've learned a lot.

  • 01/01/2012

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    To have Mrs.Marshall as an STC instructor shes just great ! They should have the opportunity to take time and visit Stc campus its just great they make you feel as in home.

    Will enjoy being here

    Of course i enjoy being in an STC class i have had the opportunity to attend the campus and i love it its just great !

    Will learn a lot

    I'm attending classes as a CNA in La Joya High School with Mrs.Marshall and i really enjoy the class. I learn as a five star student, her way of teaching as an STC instructor is great! Through High School i have had the opportunity to take the course and I really appreciate the opportunity, my future to become a registered nurse has began. Thanks!

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    What you can do for fun is go to any activites STC is holding. Other than that pretty much all you can do is go shopping, to the movies, or any party around that you may be interested in.

    Food and Dining

    Depends, not much to do around here depending which campus you attend. Pecan campus has more variety of food and dining if you don't mind driving around town.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms offered at South Texas College, but the commute to this college is relatively close. It's close to home anyways, so you don't really need a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend this college, make sure to attend class each day, and keep track of your grades. Make sure to hold all graded assignments, because some teachers forget to write that grade in their grade book. Also a BIG recommendation is to sit as close to the front as possible, because you'll hear important due dates and the professor is more willing to know you and help you out.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a very friendly college. Tuition is affordable, and faculty in the Financial Aid office are really helpful in assisting you. STC is close to home, and I don't have to miss out on important family dates.

  • 07/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is a welcoming school anybody can attend as long as you have taken a THEA, or the accuplacer,SAT/ACT is acceptable as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose to attend this college you will not regret it. The best thing for you to do is apply yourself, work hard and study, it will definitely be worth it.

    Bang for the buck

    I am happy attending this college and want to continue my education here, but I can use some extra help by receiving a scholarship because I do not receive financial aid help and I have a brother entering college as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being there because classes aren't too big so you can get the extra help you need.

    Am learning a lot

    You will definitely learn a lot they have great instructors that teach well and are understanding. I have not had a problem with any class or instructor that I have taken.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If any student planning to get a heard start in college, this school is for you. Its not only financially cheaper and wiser but it is close to home, and some schools hire professors to come and teach at your school.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice would be take as many college courses you can in high school. You may not know who you are or what you may want to do, but after experiencing something, you learn what's nothing to you. It lets you grow as a person and personally for me helped me strive for something. I enrolled in as a History major but leaving the institution seeking to be a communication major. It made me realize there is other options and should choose wisely.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying this whole process because it is making my the process easier of what University I'd eventually like to attend. Before I enrolled in classes I didn't know who I was, or what I wanted to do with my life after high-school. But, after taking these steps I somewhat feel like I'm a young adult. I make choices everyday that will affect me for my upcoming educational years. Being enrolled in an actual college make in high school was the best decision I could ever made.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a high school student and is taking night classes at the local community college, in order to learn as much as possible before I enter a four year University. This whole experience has been stressful but life changing as well. At times it can be overwhelming with the amount of double work I am dealt with, but at the end of the day I know I am only benefiting myself, If I want to prosper in life. This school is preparing me a great deal with the whole college process. I know what I'll face in the near future with a University because I am dealing with so much as it is. But I am only looking forward and enjoying the steps I take.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    A lot of clubs to join, anything from competitive card playing to chemistry clubs. Events happen pretty often celebrating just about every holiday year round.

    Food and Dining

    Food is relatively cheap, but many fast food restaurants are found off campus in shuttle bus distance.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Teacher's help out as much as possible, and try to keep all the work maintainble considering your other classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't believe rumors about how it's not a good education, give it a try. This school is a great choice for students with busy lives.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is definately undermined of it's academic rigor, but does contain some of the most educated professors i've met. Still just a small college, but has a very friendly environment.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security all around.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and clubs you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    High school students and students that would like to be taught correctly in the Nursing field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    The college has sports you can join. Also a gym and clubs that can keep you busy and focused.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually really good.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The professors give you plenty of time to complete assignments and study for tests. There is a center to tutor you in any field of study. there is really no excuse.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to college is a choice, a choice you make to yourself. Don't let yourself down.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a very good college to attend for the fact that the classes are not to big, so there is more one on one with teachers and students. The tuition is inexpensive compared to other universities. Last The professors are very helpful, they want you to succeed.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 97

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It is a grate college for students who plan to stay in Texas, or want small careers. I do not commend it for students who plan to take big careers. Good college to do tour basics.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    who aren't necessarily ready for a big university

    Tips for prospective students

    learn how to study.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is a small dining area where you can meet up with friends and enjoy a variety of food. Everyday they have a different meal, along with snacks if you are not too hungry.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus since it is so close to where many students live.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small, so you are able to get things cleared up if you do not understand something. Professors take the time to explain things, and will take time out of class to help students.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    don't leave phone or music devices behind!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many different clubs on campus. the events that are held on campus are usually from the clubs and they are very entertaining. there's also a fitness center to keep off those freshman fifteen.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone who wants to take their core classes at an affordable price should attend this college.

    Bang for the buck

    classes are very affordable here. they are also small so it's easy to learn and get help from the teachers.

    What to do for fun

    club events are always fun. there's a downtown area nearby as well that's easy to reach.

    Food and Dining

    the food in the cafeteria is good and inexpensive. i just wish there were tastier healthy choices.

    Academic Rigor

    it's easy to learn and keep up here. i find the classes i am taking challenging, but not hard. if you do the work the classes will be a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    do your homework! read what your teachers assign you. if you do the work, life here will be very easygoing.

    In three sentences

    south texas college is a good college for those who plan on transferring to a 4-year university. it's very affordable which puts an ease on the life of a college student. the classes are also small so it's easy to learn here.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    this place is surrounded by security.

    Clubs and Activities

    with just four students or more you can make your own club or join any of the ones that already exist.

    What to do for fun

    join activities they have there and clubs like the criminal justice club and the biology club. this is a great way to learn while having fun.

    Food and Dining

    there is a cafeteria and they offer a variety of food. there is also vending machines for some snacks if you're interested.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    the professors do challenge you, but in a good way. the help is all there whether it be from the professor or tutors, don't ignore your opportunities to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    i highly recommend you to consider coming to this college to get your basics done then transfer to your college of choice.

    In three sentences

    this is a great community college where one can get their basics done. the price for tuition is pretty cheap compared to other colleges. the professors get a one on one act with the student.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Well I play video games, watch cartoons, homework, and run a school club

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, a lot of it is made by the culinary arts students who are working on there cooking degrees and most of it is delicious

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    You can't beat the class size, you at most may have like 30 to 40 students in a class and that is not bad. It gives you the chance to talk with your teachers and get help from them if you need it

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the small size of the campus fool you. There are a lot of clubs you can join academic or not. You can pretty much enjoy everything the college has to offer as long as you get out there and participate in it

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus. The class's are small and comfortable. You get a good chance to have some one on one time with your teacher if you need it.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is very controlled and I always feel safe leaving my car in the parking lots.

    Greek Life

    They do not offer any type of Greek life at STC.

    Clubs and Activities

    The only clubs I have seen at STC are the wellness club and pre pharmacy club. I haven't really got to explore the campus that well.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is for any type of student who wants to earn a degree in what they dream to have. It's best to look of what you want to do is offering at STC before attending.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tw only unusual location at the school is how some classes are farther and in portables.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes at STC are a lot cheaper then the other colleges here. It helped me to save some money an get books.

    What to do for fun

    All I do is go to my classes and then the library on my spare time. I olive very close to the campus so I just drive home if I have a long break between class.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at STC is not so great. It smells a bit funny but I still go and buy snacks on my break. The prices are a bit high as well.

    Dorm Life

    South Texas college does not have dorms available for students.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the professor on how hard the class will be. It can be easy and you can easily get an A, or tough and you will have to work 10 times harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be to attended class all the time, even if you don't want to. Also to wait until the first day of class to see what books you may need to get because professors usually change there mind if they want a certain book or not.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great environment and sociable people as well. The faculty here are very professional and I do enjoy going to my classes everyday. I would highly recommend this college to others who are pirsuing higher education.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have lots of security around the vehicles for safety for yourself and vehicles. And security but not so much roaming the outside of the buildings.

    Clubs and Activities

    As far as the activites they are always finding ways to promote students to get into the wellness and join the gym.

    Great for these types of students

    Plenty of academic choices for you to choose from. Very flexiable scheduals for those that have to work or have other things they need to do. They also provide babysitting for thoses that have children and need help with the sitter they provide funds to those students that need the help. Professors are very helpful as well as all the staff there on the campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some traditions are celebrated on campus. For example they have the cinco de mayo were they give away food/drinks. They have the day of the dead where they have displays for you to view around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    At this school when there is a holiday or event coming up they always seem to lighten up the event for you.For example before spring break they had free giveaways for safeness when your out with a lot of information for students, they also were promoting the metro bus that gives people rides for those that are less fortunate to and from where they need to go. These people were giving out information about that with free items such as shirts,pencils,antibacterial spray.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, McDonald's, Wing stop, Churches, Jack in the Box, Sonic and last but not least everyone's local convenient store Stripes.

    Dorm Life

    As far as dorm i live with my parents.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good alot of success.

    Tips for prospective students

    School has many staff on duty that are there to help you every step of the way.

    In three sentences

    School is very well organized. School has many opportunities one can choose from. School is at a convenient location for me to attend.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    South Texas College has a cafeteria, but I rarely make it over there.

    Dorm Life

    We do not have dorms at this college.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are understanding and will work with your schedule. What they won't put up with is slackers. It is just as rigorous as a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would give the advice to put in the work and stay on top of every assignment and you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a very affordable college option for south Texas. It gives a lot of people that would not have the opportunity otherwise to receive a quality education. The professors love what they do and it makes it all that more enticing to learn.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Securities all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sport clubs (make your own team) Free gym classes

    Bang for the buck

    If i do win this scholarship, i plan to enroll at McCreery Aviation to receive my pilots license.

    What to do for fun

    This school offers so much. They do have all these celebrations regarding holidays, they have clubs which you can make your own team regarding any sport. They offer free gym classes as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food at South Texas College is very good, they do also have a cafeteria and vending machines all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    South Texas College requires for all students with financial help to pass 3 out of 4 class to keep receiving need, however passing all 4 will just be better.

    Tips for prospective students

    At South Texas College, tuition is cheap and financial aid is very helpful.

    In three sentences

    At South Texas College, i find my classes to be easy and for myself not to stress out. The bad thing about South Texas College, it does not offer my choice of career. I would rate this school an 8 out of 10 for those who are interested in the medical fields.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I receive alerts on my mobile when there is something happenong in campus. We have segurity guards monitoring the campus at all times

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm enrolled in the Phi Thetta Kappa honer society

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I attend the nursing allied campus, its small and I love it because it Is less hectic and you interact with only nursing students.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, they offer payment installemnts and loan for students. It is less expensive than the university of texas pan-american

    What to do for fun

    For fun??? I don't have time because I study alot

    Food and Dining

    They have a small cafeteria and students go else where to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The college does not have dorms it is a community collegem

    Academic Rigor

    The college recognizes high GPA students.

    Tips for prospective students

    They need to add bachelors degree.

    In three sentences

    Its an awesome college. Its close to home and very college friendly. Its easy to access and you won't get lost.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like to workout when I have time. Also art work and listening to music. I also really enjoy swimming.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is actually not bad. Most of the food is good. The help is not always the friendliest but over all good.

    Academic Rigor

    The Biology department is rigorous otherwise it seems everyone is flying through the school. Make sure to ask questions about your instructors because some leave you self teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to advise yourself. Keep track of your hours do not change from program to program you only have a set amount. Make sure you read about the school as much as possible

    In three sentences

    So far it has been rocky my five years in this school. Advising was not helpful I did it my self. Was over looked as an alternate from one program and can't finish the other.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always patrolling, sometimes I forget to lock my car door, but I feel safe because there is always someone surveying the area.

    What to do for fun

    Go outside! More often than not, there will be contests or music going on in the student center!

    Food and Dining

    Their cafeteria food is really good!

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early! Most of the good teachers are taken right away.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a fun filled campus with many recreational activities going on. All of my teachers have been very caring for their students, and treat them as humans rather than a number. Professors actually teach the students how to excel in the subject, rather than just passing them along to the next step.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    All course vary upon the professor but the classes that I have take have been at a steady pace with professors available if you have any questions or concerns, during their office hours or by email.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school that offers programs from certificates to Bachelors degrees. It is a very comfortable atmosphere and very easy to transition from high school to college.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hangout in the different picnic tables, computer labs, cafe

    Food and Dining

    Good

    Dorm Life

    I really dont know but, I can assure you that it is very interesting.

    Academic Rigor

    5 star definitely

    Tips for prospective students

    follow your goals, nothings impossible, try your hardest.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College has been a great experience to me. All the staff and students are very close to each other and they will help each other out in everything they can. South Texas College is the place to be!

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I can safely assure you that the security is more than doubled in South Texas College, it is honestly a eco-friendly college and enviroment.

    Clubs and Activities

    There a few clubs that are available for some majors like Kinesiology, Communications, Drama, and Science.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a Theatre or Communication Major there is a building called the Cooper Center where everyone meets that have the same major, many of the same majors are friends and meet daily at that building either during class or after class.

    What to do for fun

    If you have friends that live close by that go to South Texas College, it is definetely a great place to kick back and hang out with your friends. For fun, there are areas where you can sit and buy food at the school cafeteria or even gather with your friends and see what activities the college is having.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend South Texas College because it gives you tons of experience and knowledge that you really need to know for your career whether its a science major, an arts major, or a business major its generally a great school to go to.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is definetely the place to be when it comes from starting off your college career. This college will challenge you to the maximum level that you need to be as a professional and as a college student. The instructors help in every step of the way. Most of teachers there are certified and have a lot of experience in the field you may be studying for. Plus, the security is beyond secure.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always STC safety patrols, although no police officers on campus, there should be. The patrols are usually on bikes, walking, or standing in certain locations on campus. There should also be servalliance bu ther is not on campus, well at least from what I know of, because I have not seen any cameras. There should be

    Greek Life

    As far as at the moment South Texas College does not have a Greek Life on campus. UTPA in the other city in Edinburg, TX does have greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a big variety of clubs at South Texas College, but from the top of my head these are the ones I can think of. Student Government Club, Media Club, VAM Club (Visual Arts Music) W.I.L.D Club (Writer's in Literary Discussion) Communications Club, Buisness Club, Music DJ mixing Club, Entreprenure Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Studying is great for the type of students that love to study and be alone, there are study rooms all over the campus that is readily available. Yet, for this a great place to study would be the Rainbow room above the library, that will help you out get your crunching study time down.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions, well it is called South Texas College, we are located in the Rio Grande Valley and most of the people down here are Hispanic and/or Latino, Mexican American. Although, there is a variety of Black and White students, some of the traditons we have are Mexican music playing during student acivities, and folklorico dancers and a Mexican dance team. We do have a smoking section that should be moved, but that's about as unusual as it gets. Everyone is really nice on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is the most affordable here at STC, and if you get financial aid help even better! Althouigh the lunch here is expensive, but the vending machines are affordable. But this school is great and worth the tuition, it is affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There is a great variety of clubs to join, from Student Government, the Media Club, Student Leardership Academy, and Communications Club. This is aweome to get students engaged. Another thing are STC's bulletin boards, students always post events, such as music shows, art gallerys, festival events, etc, so that's also something fun to do is to find something fun to do that weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is pretty ordinary, they do have tasty food, but not too healthy conscience. They do have vegetables, yet not flavored, they do offer alot of food so if your hungry except the prices are not too great. A bottle of a drink can cost about 3-4 dollars and the food isn't too affordable. I suggest you bring your own lunch or come with breakfast in your tummy.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms near here. But I have seen students crossing the street to get to class and they look happy to live as close as they do. They are always on time, I'd assume.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are challenging and the English departments does assign alot of research papers so get ready to research your topics. The government classes are intense and very intellectual and smart so know your government. History is rich and covers all aspects of the century starting from the 1800's. It is a very enriching topic. The professors love to teach when it comes to the history department. The academic rigor is very passionate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for students, is to turn your assignments in on time or before hand, if not you will fall behind, and get stuck with a bad reputation for the class. And partners will not want to team up with you. Participate in class so your professor can see that you are making the effort, and introduce yourself in class when your first response is presented in class, this is so your professor knows who you are and recognizes your class participation. That seems to be very important to the professors here at South Texas College.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is very resourceful as far as thier computer labs go. They are very clean and the staff is quite nice and the students activities that go on here are exciting. South Texas College has a lot of fun clubs to join, there is something for everyone.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Things to do for fun at South Texas College include, table tennis, hanging with friends, and television. Fun around South Texas is a bit limited but if you have the right amount of friends you should be able to make fun everyday.

    Food and Dining

    South Texas College has a small cafeteria where people can meet with there friends and have fun. The food is mediocre but it's still food so don't be demanding.

    Dorm Life

    South Texas College doesn't have any dorms for students to live at. Despite not having dorms the location of the college is very close to home which makes it a great college.

    Academic Rigor

    Professor really don't give that much homework, and are great instructors. It's a small college so there is more one on one time with the professors which makes classes a lot easier. Class work is easy as long as you turn it in on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for incoming students, never slack off and always turn in work when it is due. As soon as you get home finish your homework and make sure everything is correct. Enjoy even second while in college because it is a very fun and friendly place to be.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a very fun and interesting place to attend college. Professors are nice and the help students out really well. This college is a very fun and easy-going place to attend.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You see security on every side of the campus. On the campus a state trooper is always on duty also. If you have to take classes at night there is no fear because the parking lots are well lit.

    Clubs and Activities

    At STC many clubs are available for you to join. Maybe you do not want to commit to a specific club, you can still attend the clubs monthly speakers and activities. I recommend joining the student leadership academy. I really enjoyed it and met a lot of new people.

    Great for these types of students

    STC is great for all types of people. If you have been out of school for a while or fresh out of high school, this college will benefit you.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has extended its hours, which is nice. If you have classes after five you are stuck buying junk food from the vending machines, unless you bring your own food. The food is good,but a little over priced.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at this college.

    Academic Rigor

    Some people might say STC is not hard at all, but it depends on you. If you would like more challenging classes there are many to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is help for any problem you may have, you just have to ask. Doing homework in college will benefit you. Do not blow off going to a community college, it just might be exactly what your looking for.

    In three sentences

    STC is a great college to start your higher education. The teacher to student ratio is perfect. The campus is feels friendlly and comfortable. It would help if teachers with accents would speak clearer.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This school has had few incidents like a recent kid napping but it is still a great college.

    What to do for fun

    Join as many clubs as you came

    Food and Dining

    I ate once in the cafeteria and it was pretty good

    Dorm Life

    This college does not have any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good college

    Tips for prospective students

    I recomend for all the incoming students to have all their paperwork ready before the first day because it is frustruating not knowing if you will be having financial aid or not.

    In three sentences

    This is a great community college for everyone. Almost all the teachers are very helpful. I rate this college 5 stars.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They sent our mass text to all students who are registered with phone text programs and they even call you.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am assigned to Veterans Associate and it still grown just like the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Rent your books don't buy them from. Check for your book price on online with other competitors.

    What to do for fun

    Join club and attend school night events there free and enteriening.

    Food and Dining

    I hear McAllen Pecan Campus is good.

    Dorm Life

    I can't rate that because from I know they don't know have dormitions for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Love the teachers they are nice and willing to work with students on any occassion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study your butt off and take advantage of Center of Learning Excellences.

    In three sentences

    This is great school with cost of tuitution is low, smaller class, and one to one with student-teacher ratio. They are also growing in the community and have addition campus in Mid Valley In Weslaco, La Loya Teaching Campus, and Several in McAllen. They also added addition degree programs to their school

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. In 2010 there was one car theft and three assaults. That is not bad for a campus that has over 20,000 students.

    Great for these types of students

    South Texas College is great for all types of students from traditional students that are right out of high school to those like me who are over 30 and going back to school.

    Bang for the buck

    From a financial aspect South Texas College will give you the best bang for your buck. You will be able to take a lot of different classes and have a chance to major in some really great programs. To give you an idea for a four year Bachelors of Nursing costs about $30,000. That is from day on to graduation. Where as an Associates in Nursing, which would still give you the title RN, will cost you about $12000-$15000 from start to finish. That goes the same form some of the other programs as well.

    What to do for fun

    For fun on campus most of it is socialization, but there are also a lot of clubs that you can join, and there is a small recreation room as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is ok and fairly priced. Best bet for food on campus, make friends with someone in Culinary Arts so they can make food and share it with you.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life since there are no dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes range in difficulty from fairly easy like music appreciation to the very advanced like calculus and microbiology. The certificate programs range from HVAC to CNA and everything in between. The associate programs range from Business to Criminal Justice to Nursing. There are a lot of choices for you to pick from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your best bet as a prospective student to remember to take advantage of everything that the school offers, from financial aid to the tutoring center, and remember to schedule some time between classes so you can socialize and eat.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a great campus for people looking for Associate or Certificate programs, a few Bachelors programs, and is also a good jumping off point to other Colleges or Universities. The Instructors are really friendly for the most part, and so are the students. All in all South Texas College is great place to start or finish your College career.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is relatively safe even at night. There are securities that roam around from time to time to make sure nobody gets abducted or put to harms way, furthermore, there are free telephones in the campuses to call for help or 911 in case of dire emergencies.

    Greek Life

    There is not an official fraternity or sorority club that is recognized by the campus with each houses as their base, but there are still fraternity and sororities to join based on different areas, aspects or criteria that a prospective student is seeking.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many to choose from such as the science club, art club, choir club, sorority and fraternity clubs; and many more that truly enhances a person's skill and interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Such students that are undecided what to study for college and just wanted to experience what college life is all about. Just taking a few classes would really inspire a person to consider what path to take for the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I enjoy the fact that from time to time, the American Heart Association come by for the blood bank so anybody that would like to donate is more than welcome and a snack is given afterwards. There are also competitions every semester for art students and non art students to join wherein they could win cash prizes and much more.

    Bang for the buck

    It all boils down to getting the best education for less. If you want to be smart about saving and getting ahead in your career, South Texas College is a good candidate and also offers much more than just meets the eye.

    What to do for fun

    There are a myriad of school organizations to join to ease-up boredom and to widen the vision of a person's career. Also, occasionally, there are activities or diversions provided by the school for students such as rock climbing and moon jumping.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food! The meals are always made fresh everyday and there are a variety of foods to choose from with affordable prices. I can not complain.

    Dorm Life

    I live very close to school so I have no say or experience regarding dorm life, but I have heard that it is fun and gives you a sense of independence being away from home and preparing yourself to face what is out there.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take and the professors, some courses can really be challenging so make sure to gather up more information about a particular class as well as the strategy of a prospective teacher as well as working hard to learn what you must to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be reluctant to ask questions, go to counseling and advisers regarding school because it is essential to know all information and have the right guidance to be successful. Be assertive and keep up with the changes.

    In three sentences

    STC is great place to earn a degree in the fields of your chosen careers. It is a community college and more affordable than Universities and you get to experience the best out of your college life because the environment is wholesome and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do have security, but most of the thefts that happen on campus never get solved.

    What to do for fun

    Every so often the college has an event in which they have rock walls and different games to play. The downfall is that they removed the game room.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, but I have only gone to eat at the cafeteria once.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are all different, so some classes only need you to show up and some you really have to hit the books.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not wait to sign up for classes and do research on the professor that you are going to sign up with. Right when the classes open up for registration start your search. Do not always trust ratemyprofessor.com.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a good local college to go to, but it is hard to find a good professors to take your classes with. Most of the professors that I have had experience with were either frustrated by questions or just want to sleep. I have even had a professor that would belittle his/her students.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun i tend to hangout with my friends and talk, laugh just have fun before class.

    Food and Dining

    I dont go to lunch at STC.

    Dorm Life

    I dont have a dorm a stay with my parents do to the fact i am takeing clases at La Joya.

    Academic Rigor

    No one said the classes were easy, but if you put all your one hundred percent into studying and turning in your assignment you do fine. its a challenge and more for me since i am a DULL ENROLLEDMENT STUDENT.

    Tips for prospective students

    they will be well informed of the classes they can take according to what degree they are taking. If your going to class make sure you are their in time and be prepared to class.

    In three sentences

    i like my experience working with STC and La Joya ISD as a dull enrollment student.i am looking forward to fulfill my career and my goals. i am glad i got this opportunity in my life and gives me an opportunity at the real collages classes.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe. There are security guards on patrol during school hours and there are little telephones around campus so just in case there is an emergency you can contact a security guard immediately.

    Greek Life

    I'm not Greek? lol

    Clubs and Activities

    I'd say get involved with the community!

    Great for these types of students

    I'd suggest getting a job, studying hard and focusing on your goals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's nothing really.

    Bang for the buck

    Get a job part time.

    What to do for fun

    Go out with friends, take on new hobbies.

    Food and Dining

    In the valley, the food is the best!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough if you don't study or pay attention!

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd say pay attention in class, manage your time wisely and study your tail off!

    In three sentences

    I find STC a good environment for learning and education. People here are friendly, so it won't be hard to fit in. Most importantly, the classes here are small so you can have more of a talk with the class and learn more.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    38 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    for all types of students to those who want to be near home

    What to do for fun

    Go to the computer labs and library

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go to school all the time and do your work.

    In three sentences

    Is a great school to learn near your family. It's a school with small classrooms. This college has very good programs to all types of students.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will see many security guards here, unlike other colleges. They are on nearly every corner and walk students across busy roads and around campus if asked. Security also monitors inside the school and I've never once caught them slackign off or incapable, that is what I call awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for those who attended university previously and found that it was too impersonal and very by the book learning. Here they mix it up with hands on, events, demonstrations, and just overall fun methods of learning in comparison.

    Bang for the buck

    The price for the school is minimal and offers plenty. You have online learning, different locations and many, many classes to fit into any degree plan. They offer such a wide variety of degrees in useful fields that it seems ridiculous to pay more for the same elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends and get out with them, you deserve a break. With their campuses all over the region you are likelky to find something you will enjoy be it shopping, bowling, skating, movies, and more! While it is good to hit the books remember that if you don't maintain some kinda' fun in your life you will quickly burn yourself out.

    Food and Dining

    We have a great cafeteria that offers a wide variety to suit any palate. There is even home made specialites and treats that are competitively priced with fast food and healthier to boot. It's hard to go hungry on this campus.

    Dorm Life

    This college does not offer any kind of housing. You are expected to have your own housing whether with parents or on your own. I recommend looking into splitting the cost of living with parents or friends.

    Academic Rigor

    This school demands quite a bit even for not being a university. They expect you to reflect this schools image in a positive light and as such do everything and anything they can to improve your education. You are expected to keep up with a hearty amount of schoolwork but it is never overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself mentally, school changes and while it's not hard to adapt if you are not willing to do so you will be left behind. Don't be afraid to reach out to the staff, they care here and will help you find your way. Ultimately remember to do something you love, there is so much offered it is ridiculous not to!

    In three sentences

    The environment is warm and welcoming. Teachers actually care about the students here. I feel the quality of education rivals 4 year colleges on this basis alone.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Now with Texas State Trooper Guards!

    Great for these types of students

    All!

    Bang for the buck

    Great, nothing more can be said

    What to do for fun

    You can find pretty much anything here!

    Food and Dining

    Situated in Mcallen Texas, it is one of the fastest growing places in the country, a lot of choices!

    Academic Rigor

    It is the best place to learn! Instructors care!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't put down the college, its a great one!

    In three sentences

    A great college for anyone, from graduate to undergrad, to high school student looking for dual-enrollment. Great instructors, great students, great environments. Also affordable!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is a to many security and they help you with your car problems and other things.

    Greek Life

    we have a place to hang out before and after class.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have a lot of fun with the sport that every body can get in to.

    Great for these types of students

    for new students they are going to like it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they throw partys at the begining of school.

    Bang for the buck

    they give help you with most of your problems in classes we have a tutoring room.

    What to do for fun

    i go to my major classes for me those classes are very fun.

    Food and Dining

    they are very optional with diffrent options for your health.

    Dorm Life

    we do not have dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    like i said they have the best way to teach you a lesson.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are trying to get here you are going to have to improve every day to keep track on all the classes because you need to earn you r degree.

    In three sentences

    it has great teachers that know what are they doing to teach you. the teachers give you more than one way to teach the class. the campus have one of the best libarys in the county.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always around!

    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition is very affordable and there is plenty of help and payments can be made.

    What to do for fun

    They always have little activities in the courtyard for students to relax and relieve stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great place to come. Classes are smaller as compared to a university so you get more one on one with the professors and learn!

    In three sentences

    I love the atmosphere here. The teachers are so helpful and so is the administration. Registering is always so simple.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    THERE IS A CAFETERIA WITH A SMALL VARIETY OF FOODS BUT CAMPUS IS NEAR TO RESTAURANTS

    Tips for prospective students

    IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO ATTEND A COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FIRST TO HELP WITH COSTS

    In three sentences

    THE PEOPLE ARE HELPFUL. THE ENVIRONMENT ENCOURAGES LEARNING YET IT IS NOT EXTRANEOUS

  • 08/27/2012

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

    44 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are a working student and need to balance your time, enroll in South Texas College. It's proximity to nearby businesses make it easy to take early or late classes while working to earn money for tuition and supplies.

    What to do for fun

    There are team sports and a student center for activities that help break the stress of school and academics.

    Academic Rigor

    Great balance of time and effort will bring success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early and register for classes. Get acquainted with the school and search online for available courses, textbooks, and available professors. Classes fill up quickly and early preparation is a must!

    In three sentences

    I feel very comfortable at South Texas College because everyone has been so attentive and caring. The student services, registration and orientation process have been smooth and not overwhelming. I believe this school is a great environment to begin a college career without all the complication of a major university

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This South Texas College is a safe place you can see securities everywhere in the campus corner to corner. People are very polite.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have different clubs such as volleyball,softball, basketball and zumba.

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun, well there are different activities around the day. Sometimes they bring arcades to campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food they have one of the best cafeterias in colleges. It simply has whatever you want to eat or snack on.

    Dorm Life

    Being in your dorm helps you be stress-less forget about the world but just focus on school. It helps you earn gas and your nearby your school for any access.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't procrastinate if not you will struggle. Try your best talk to the teacher if you have problems. Go to tutors for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for students are to attend class on time and each and everyday. Seek for help when your struggling. Be positive and confront what you want to do.

    In three sentences

    The South Texas College is an extraordinary school in which students feel relaxed and safe. This school provides many opportunities and help in any situation. The South Texas College assures you to become a great student seeking for the best career.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I don't really know how to answer this question since I have only been there for 3 weeks, but there are clubs you could join.

    Food and Dining

    The food is at the cafeteria it is good, and there is a good amount of space to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing you need is a map, if you get a parking permit it comes with a map. Wait to buy your books because some teachers don't even require the book.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is an amazing college even if it is a community college. Teachers have your best interest in mind from your grades to helping you save money. The campus is a clean and calm campus.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is a very safe place. The parking areas are close by the campus and there are always security's around the campus monitoring.

    Clubs and Activities

    They do have some clubs and once in a while they have activities, but they need to make them more interesting and try to get more students to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    There isnt really much to do for fun there are only three ping pong tables in the student area.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, they do not have a lot of variety but they have the basic necessities that a person usually needs. They need to offer healthier foods, and have greater variety. There are a lot of local restaurants around so in case the cafe is closed there are still places around to get something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    They do no offer dorms. the closest thing there are is apartments. Everyone usually still live with relatives.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a good school they have have the basic things a college student needs. Its a small campus so everything is close by and not having to walk a lot in the hot sun. When you are at STC you feel comfortable and safe.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus is somewhat safe. They offer many security all around the campus and their parking lots.

    Greek Life

    They do not offer the Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs and activities. They offer the Biology Club, the Social Interactions Club, the Ping Pong Club, the engineering club, the Hispanic Women committee, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for beginning students who want to know how college is like. For first time college students that just graduated from high school to start with their associates degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unfortunately we do not have any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Their classes are quite affordable and convenient.

    What to do for fun

    They have many clubs and activities to do at their college. They also have a REX center which includes a basketball court, weight room, a Zumba class, and a volleyball court.

    Food and Dining

    Their food and dining services need to improve. South Texas College does not offer as much food as they should.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at South Texas College

    Academic Rigor

    Their academic rigor is substantial and recognized. Even if it is a community college their professors are dedicated and passionate about their work..

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a need of calculators for students to check out from their library.

    In three sentences

    Am an quite pleased on how South Texas College and its staff treat us students. I do learn much from there even if it is a community college. I am proud to say I went to their school.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Spend time with my wife and children!!

    Food and Dining

    Small cafetiria. A bit pricey!

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Students that attend transfer to some of the best colleges in the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to prepare yourself for the real world experiences.

    In three sentences

    Great small town college. Affordable tuition. Awesome instructors!

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security's are everywhere ensuring the students and faculties safety.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student will be comfortable in this college.

    What to do for fun

    Well try to meet knew people everyday and join organizations. Encourage others that fun can be enhanced everywhere and to everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Don't attend the actual campus but I believe its great.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so I wouldn't know much if the campus has dorms or not and how life is there either.

    Academic Rigor

    Well in every academic there's rigors but you just have to learn how to over come them and never give up. Remember make a difference every day and you will strive towards success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students get as much help as you can from the college assistance programs. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a very profound place where students like me can obtain an associates degree. It offers online courses which are excellent for those students like me that may not be able to attend the actual campus. I believe this college is a good environment over all.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security does a great job, tons of securtity everywhere and cameras to make you feel safe and concentrate on getting a great eduaction!

    What to do for fun

    The school occassionally has different activities different semesters, such as they bring out water balloons and guns on a hot day, serve pizza, soda, and other things time to time, and annually have a Fall Festival every October!

    Food and Dining

    The food at school isnt the greatest, all though theres many different restraunts, gas stations, and even a supermarker surrounding the college!! (:

    Dorm Life

    No room and board on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is basic you go to class, pay attention, and study you will get the grade you deserve! I do know in order to obtain and keep financial aid you must pass all your classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    I do recomend this school, if you're looking for a great atmosphere and professors that are very helpful and teach well, South Texas College is the place to be! (:

    In three sentences

    I rate my college a 8 out of 10, the staff/professors are very friendly and helpful, along with the students that attend here, tuition is cheaper then a university, the food isnt the greatest, but all around a decent college!

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always on patrol and they have a emegency text message alert.

    Bang for the buck

    Very afforadoable tuition prices woth quality education.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student activity center where they show movies and hold events.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria offers great food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plenty of resources on campus, make sure to take advantage.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a very underrated campus. Tuition is very afforadble and have a very hardwoking and dedicated staff. You will defenitly get a quality education here.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    What I love the most about South Texas College is that there are security staff checking the parking lots and around the campus all the time. I feel secure in this campus because there is always security officers providing and offering help to students and very friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend to prospective students to go see advisors before choosing their classes. Attend orientation because it helps familiarize with the college. Take your time to explore the college and classrooms ahead of time.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a friendly and welcoming college with great programs and lots of opportunities. Its teachers are awesome! They are very dedicated to students and they really know their subject. Its staff members such as the registration and financial aid office need to put more dedication to students and they also need to be more friendly. They should let students feel welcome especially students attending this college for the first time or students who got transfer from another college.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are intramural sports where you can team up with your girl friends, guy friends or both. There are different clubs you can join. During lunch they always have something for us to do outside the cafeteria like moonjumps, performances, music, etc.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms but there are apartments around the campus and it is close to home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of supplemental instruction because it is very helpful. Study and do all of your homework and you will pass!

    In three sentences

    The teachers I have had so far are helpful, fun and make the topics clear and understandable. There is supplemental instruction (SI) for extra help. It is an affordable school and it has a good student to teacher ratio.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They've got a game room and plenty of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't too bad here, but there are always places near by to go to instead.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard to earn the desired grade.

    In three sentences

    It is small, but a very great college for those entering as a freshman. The professors are great, and they really enjoy what they do to prepare students that plan on transferring to universities. Everyone gets along with each other and are friendly.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    lots of security, close to police station, plus secrity on your phone, securitys can track you down if you are in trouble useing gps on your phone.

    Greek Life

    good

    Clubs and Activities

    engineereing club's, building robots, competitions . threr are plenty of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    anybody how is social

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    close to home

    Bang for the buck

    totally afordable

    What to do for fun

    gym, sports, clubs, ect...

    Food and Dining

    great!

    Academic Rigor

    teachers help you en every way to help you in your your academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    consider on line cources, great faculty and staff

    In three sentences

    student needs are a priority for the scool. well lay out of camus, close to home. on line cources are great.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    STUDY and meet up with friends when I'm on break :)

    Food and Dining

    Deliciouuuuuus, if you are into frozen food, and junk food..

    Dorm Life

    There really isn't a dorm life here, its a college distributed all around the valley so there reallyis none.

    Academic Rigor

    Not challenging, check ratemyprofessor.com and you willlllll find great ideas as who to take or etc. :D

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy to ask where did you get that skirt? or cool shirt people here are not like in High School when they stare with an awkward face and thinking who are you we are all very getting along.

    In three sentences

    Great school, environment is so comfortable. School is small so everyone knows each other. I love it, I get to see my High School friends and I have made so many new ones too.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    This is not a university, so there isn't too many things to do, but the thing is you shouldn't be worrying about the college experience. You should worry about finishing your education with as little to no debt as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before attending a university right after graduating from high school, you should go to South Texas College first. During this time, you can get your Associates Degree. Then once you finish with the Associates, you can transfer to another university.

    In three sentences

    This college is great because it is close to home. This allows students to start their education here before transfering to another university. It is also very affordable.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security staff is very visible all around campus although I don't exactly know how to call them if needed (maybe there are signs but I just haven't noticed). Parking lots are well-lit. STC has a campus-wide notification system (through email, text, phone call) in case of emergency.

    What to do for fun

    There are student activities/festivals during special occasions and holidays, clubs to join, gym, art gallery, recitals/shows/talks to attend. However, I don't believe we have any sports team (football, basketball, etc.).

    Food and Dining

    There is a small cafeteria on campus which serves the usual college menu. The Pecan campus is located near several fast food restaurants (McDonald's, Subway, Church's, Sonic, Jack in the Box, etc.)

    Dorm Life

    No dorm

    Academic Rigor

    So far, the instructors that I've had do require students to work hard for their grade. They do provide many opportunities for extra credit. The pace is quite fast because I feel that towards the end of the semester, we're just trying to discuss everything that's left before the Finals. There are many great instructors (majority are very approachable and helpful), just don't be one of those students who choose their class based on which instructor will give the easy A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get early morning classes if you can so you don't have to worry about parking. 9 am to 12 noon are the most frustrating hours. If you're an international student, you really can't find much help in terms of scholarships. You're going to have to find it on your own.

    In three sentences

    STC would be great for college students who want to finish their core subjects first and then transfer to a 4-year university. The campus, especially the main one at Pecan, is still expanding which unfortunately results in a horrible parking situation for everyone (get to class early or you'll spend 30 minutes looking for a spot). The student population is composed mainly of Hispanics and of working students.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    60 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join the on campus clubs!!

    Food and Dining

    It depends on the cook.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you make your payment plan with time. If you have any problems or questions with a class ask the professor; they are usually really good with taking the time to help you or point you towards the tutoring center

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is the way to go if you want to get your basics out of the way for a good price. Look into their clubs and don't be afraid to join; a lot of teachers will give extra points for attending events.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a security or more on campus. All the students are asked to wear their I.D.. Anyone not wearing their I.D. is asked to identify themselves.

    Greek Life

    Nursing and Allied Health Division campus is very competitive in nature, and student's main focus is within their areas of studies.

    Clubs and Activities

    The diverse programs within the Nursing and Allied Health Division campus have their own clubs. I am involved the Physical Therapist Assistants club and it is a great opportunity to know in a different setting students interested in my field of study.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing and Allied Health Division campus is great for anyone interested in pursing a career in the health care field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the month of November our school has an annual event (Harvest of Health) in which students from diverse programs offered at school. As students, we have the opportunity to put to practice some of the things we've learned and at the same time serve our community.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the education I am offered through the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is a great learning environment. The lectures are combined with labs and serve as experiences of scenarios that one may encounter as a professional in the real world setting.

    What to do for fun

    Get together with classmates outside of our school to eat out to break out of the daily routine. There are plenty of great places to eat out and a great shopping Mall within a distance of five miles from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good at STC Pecan Campus and especially delicious at the Nursing and Allied Health Division campus.

    Dorm Life

    Since STC is a community college there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the school may vary prerequisite courses to some programs may not be as hard as the programs themselves, especially programs in allied health.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think about what you would like to do to further you education and see if South Texas College is the school for you. To see a list of the degrees available visit the college's website at www.southtexascollege.edu/.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a great college. I would rate it a 9.0 out of 10. If you are looking to further you education this school has great instructors and tutors.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security are on top of things!!! They make sure your in your right parking to directing you to campus locations....

    Food and Dining

    Variety of health choices as well as your regular on the go snacks!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms...

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply apply apply for all the aid you can get!!

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a veeeerry helpful campus!!! Professor's are willing to assist you anyway they can as long as they see your preserverence in working. The environment is calm and relaxing.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has police officers roaming the campus every now and then. There is always security staff conducting traffic as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not too familiar. The campus makes it easy to start a club. Club members promote their events. I do see a variety of clubs though.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with a full time job will find it great. This college is great with schedules.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any traditions that I am aware of. This campus is fairly new.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable compared to other colleges. Basics here are a smart idea before transferring to a 4 year university. Books I would suggest getting them elsewhere; the bookstore is pricey.

    What to do for fun

    This college promotes events happening around the community. They promote plays and all sorts of clubs you can join.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. The cafeteria is always clean. There is also a variety of foods to pick

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply to me. I do not stay in a dorm. I don't think there are any available for this college.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others, but if you show consistency in attendance and class participation, you should be okay. Some classes are debate based. Other classes require you to think outside the box.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you make use of rate my professor before considering to joining a class. Stay on top of things regarding financial aid. Keep up with homework and do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    The campus is great. The faculty is friendly and genuinely helpful towards a student's education. Parking is a little troublesome though.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    What to do for fun

    There isn't many activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    For a good parking space, get there earlier.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is great. It's a small school but very comfortable and affordable. Eduacation wise, is good the teachers are good.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They're are many campus securities on the campus are who are walking or driving around constantly to check up on the students and administrators safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek life has a strong and rich tradition at South Texas College. It offers many opportunities to meet people, promote academic achievement, contribute to the community through service and philanthropy projects, and develop leadership skills.

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer many types of clubs and campus activities to all students who wish to get involved and also learn more on certain subjects. By joining the clubs not only do you keep yourself motivated in a certain subject, but you get extra credit points with your professors.

    Great for these types of students

    Joining the stc fitness center, and yoga classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our Campus offers florcloricos dances, and traditional mariachi singers for special occasions.

    Bang for the buck

    Offers free unlimited printing in the library, and free students activities.

    What to do for fun

    For fun join student activities, meetings, and clubs!

    Food and Dining

    Decent cafeteria where a fair amount of students can go & have their lunch at. Many students go and see some television during their class break, and have a snack from the vending machines while they wait for their next class to begin.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't provided at this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Biology faculty made sure that students under- stood that help is available for them to utilize, such as tutoring, open laboratory facilities and open computer labs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Develop reading, study, time management and organizational skills. Before taking the SAT, inquire about special accommodations for testing.

    In three sentences

    South texas is a very good college to pursue your entire career at, or to start off with your basics if your entire career isn't yet offered at the college. South Texas College offers great tuition fees & payment arrangement for those who don't qualify for financial aid. They have good advisors, and great administrators who will help guide you into college. Overall, they have many great professors and tutors who will teach and assist you as much as you can to pass all your classes.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    STC has many things to do for fun. You can join clubs, their is plenty of those. Theres many extracurricular activities, and you can also join a gym to stay fit.

    Food and Dining

    There is a decent cafeteria at STC. They serves good food. The prices are very decent.

    Dorm Life

    There is not any dorms at STC. It is a small Comunity College, there fore there is not any dorms. There is many apartments sourrounding STC thogh.

    Academic Rigor

    At STC classes are not too dificult. As long as you try youn can pass easily. If you are having trouble, you can go to tutoring which is free, and you can also ask your proffesor for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    South Texas College is not like highschool, you need to try harder. Do not slack off because you will get behind. Aslong as you try and do your work, you are sure to pass.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a great higher Education institution. I enjoy attending it. Lastly, I feel confident at STC because classes are small, and Profesors can pay more attention to the students and that really helps out.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    67 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I never found the need to do anything fun here at STC.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have any dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure when they tell you something that you take notes that way you always have documentation of everthing.

    In three sentences

    This school to me was worthless but if you want to pass difficult classes that you can't pass in another university take them here. Staff is unhelpful and never know anything.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The campus is located in south McAllen and there are a variety of places where one can fulfill their hunger! There is places for sandwiches, fast food, juices and shakes, and for the ones who like to be a bit more healthy, there is also salad bars.

    Dorm Life

    South Texas College does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is definitely one that will get you forward. It is difficult and extensive, but isn't that what it's meant to be afterall? The rewards are huge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to try new things and stay involved with campus events. Always remember to use all resources available to you, and most of all, enjoy college life!

    In three sentences

    I give this college a 5-star rating! It is a great environment to be in and a great community, as they are always there to assist you with anything a student might need!

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent!

    Clubs and Activities

    Dozens of clubs at all levels of education.

    Great for these types of students

    Those students who value an education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of art and culturly rich!

    Bang for the buck

    This was a small school that has grown by leaps and bounds and is still expanding. It offers dozens of options and courses.

    What to do for fun

    movies, golf, swimming, shopping

    Food and Dining

    easy access

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early

    In three sentences

    The college is expanding and is in need of additional faculty to accomodate needs of the working class student. The school is in a good location and has ample parking.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police station on the campus, security's always on bikes passing to close to you down the walkways. at night security drives flashing his lights. its safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Basketball and Football clubs are available. make your own teams with your own friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for busy students trying to make a good schedule. and for adults trying to get back into school.

    What to do for fun

    fun things to do. Well workout at the school gym. chill and relax in the break room. Try to flirt with the lunch ladies to get free food (Never works).

    Food and Dining

    Okay, so the food is delicious and the ladies that serve are nice as well, so why did I put three stars. Its sort of a small cafeteria and small tv's. Dining in the break room is even better with sofas and special speakers coming once in awhile.

    Dorm Life

    This college has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class your taking will change the academic rigor. But it seems as if you try hard, it gets easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well tips for future students. you have to relax, the instructors have a lot of time to help you outside of class. A lot of classes in different times so you can work with your schedule. Last tip, you meet people so easy. Everyone is friendly.

    In three sentences

    A good respectful college, with helpful instructors and easy to meet community. Pretty big campus, with events happening every so often. The location, McAllen TX is also a big plus, with the clouds and shine out. Everyday is a nice day.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am a full time mother, wife, and student so not much time for fun

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten at the cafeteria but its always full of students

    Dorm Life

    never lived in the dorms at this college

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is an excellent college. Teachers are always there to take that extra step and help out students. The faculty is always helpful and caring for the student on this campus.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is very good, they have several securities in and out side of the campus. They monitor cars to make sure only people attendint class are parked there and in case of an accident. They also have buttons outside the school all around the school where if you feel threatned or scared you can press the button and a security will escort you to your car or assist you in anything.

    What to do for fun

    They have several student activities which are very educational and fun.

    Food and Dining

    They do offer lunch which is good and at economical prices. They also have a dining area very clean where you can rest before your next class.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure on the dorm life since I live close by I have not had to apply for a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is strict in their grades, specially to apply for a financial assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that when you register you are determined to be responsible in the big step you are taking. Make sure you make time for homework and study because nothing is given you have to earn your credits.

    In three sentences

    I think this college is a great college to attend. Classes are small so you are able to ask questions in the subject. They offer tutoring in several subjects and help you in any questions you might have.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school counts with a patrol system that monitors activity 24/7

    Greek Life

    Only a handful of institutions.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports: Soccer, flag football, softball, baseball Clubs: Biology, spanish, psychology, literature, sign language, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student, particularly those in financial need.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Best locations: Student activity center and the Library.

    Bang for the buck

    As I said, with perhaps the lowest tuition rate in the country, STC is great for those students in need. Great faculty and staff willing to help you.

    What to do for fun

    The are extracurricular activities and intra mural sports. Lots of clubs and organizations for you to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Most individuals eat outside of school, but there is a students activity center, where the cafeteria can be found.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available as this is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Despite the 3 starts rating, STC is a great academic institution. The academic approach is different but helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, for both, admissions and financial aid. Also, get to know the professors before signing up for their course. Most of them are more than happy to talk to you about their fields.

    In three sentences

    A good place to start your academic career due to its low tuition cost. There are great instructors; the vast majority of my courses were taught by PhD holders, very knowledgeable in their fields. Also, there are opportunities for research in certain fields.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always walking around campus and parking lots. With new police cars being donated by a local police department, it's no doubt that South Texas college is increasing security measures for its students.

    Greek Life

    South Texas College has its own chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society requiring students to challenge themselves further to remain members.

    Clubs and Activities

    With a very active Student Life Organization, South Texas College always has something going on for students. South Texas College also offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations specific to each major.

    Great for these types of students

    South Texas College is great for students who want to stay close to home and not yet ready to transition to a university or those who are returning to school after a long time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the end of each commencement ceremony, South Texas College has special memorabilia for students and a special surprise.

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality of education South Texas College has to offer, the cost of education is a definite bargain!

    What to do for fun

    The Student Life Department at South Texas College always has activities for students including Co-Ed sport games, video game nights, inflatables during peak college hours and an ongoing Student Leadership Academy available to any student.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at South Texas College offers a wide menu for students with food that meet the minimal nutritional guidelines set forth by the State of Texas for primary and secondary schools.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at South Texas College.

    Academic Rigor

    South Texas College has both traditional and honors courses available to students. Regardless of which the student chooses, South Texas College Professors take their student's success very seriously by offering an education exactly to one that would be offered in a traditional university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students at South Texas College should never be overwhelmed because there is so much on campus support to help them with absolutely anything they may need.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College offers students a world-class education by providing students with a professional teaching staff that hold a degree no less than a Master's and has a two year experience in their prospective fields. South Texas College has three campuses in Hidalgo County to keep students at a close to home comfort with traditional high school classroom class sizes for those who are not ready to make a full transition to a university. South Texas College is recognized as one of the top 2% colleges in the nation whose student success rate truly reflects that recognition.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent.

    Great for these types of students

    Its a great college for any student that wants to continue their education.

    What to do for fun

    Join the Spanish club or any other organization ,do community service and be engaged in all the extra curricular activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging but it opens your eyes and mind to a great educational experienced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up on your dreams, never let anyone or anything come between your goals and thirst for education.Study, concentrate and fight for your dreams.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a great institution, i made the right decision on choosing a great college. As a student i loved the experienced, the class sizes, the professors and the ad-visors and counselors.I highly recommend South Texas college its the beginning of a great opportunity to succeed in life

  • 06/19/2013

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

    76 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life here. Sororities and Fraternities do not even exist in this region.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, over 100 student clubs and activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would not have any knowledge of that, sorry.

    Bang for the buck

    Not very pricey at all...

    What to do for fun

    I have been told that there are over 100 student clubs and activities in this campus.

    Food and Dining

    I hear there is better food at the surrounding food establishments, however they do have this thing called Brown Bag Lunch. This is an event where you can eat lunch while listening to music, a motivational speaker, or participating in an educational activity.

    Dorm Life

    They do not offer dorms, well, not that I know of. This campus is more locally based, meaning that mostly students from the area come here and most of them live with their parents near by.

    Academic Rigor

    This school likes to jump strait into teaching you all about your degree, and their basics are transferable between different colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to explore every option that they give you. They have a wide variety of plans and degrees that could fit your academic needs. Personally, I chose the transfer program, perfect for a business student like me.

    In three sentences

    I give this school 8/10. Other than the creepy guidance counselor that kept making passes at me, they were very helpful, quick, and friendly with my registration information. They even offered a program that is just right for me.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Participate in extra curricular activities such as working out or joining a club.

    Food and Dining

    Average quality of fresh made cafeteria food available

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are unavailable.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been challenged at times and find that you will get as much as you put into your quest for knowledge and education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow instructions from your professors and study hard to be successful.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College offers it's students a quality education at the lowest cost in the state. It harbors a multicultural, comfortable learning environment with a colorful, and compassionate staff of educators. A wide array of classes and degrees are available to pursue with great flexibility in hours available for your convenience.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    STC has sports you can enjoy gives school a great feeling

    Food and Dining

    they always have great food and great dinning area to enjoy in

    Dorm Life

    their is no dorm available but do recommend to stay with family

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are great your always learning professors willing to help out when needed and when they arent enough their are tutors willing to give out a hand a and help out

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what your going to do with your life have a goal/plan remind yourself everyday the things your capable of doing and how far your willing to go to accomplish your goals.

    In three sentences

    South texas College is an extraordinaire college to attend so much to learn.Their is always classes to attend to with great potential. I recommend many to join to these college its an amazing start to a better future.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    79 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is secure with security guards and stations around campus that have an emergency button to call the police in the event of any danger the student may face. The crime rate in this college is at an all time low.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are certain clubs and other extra curricular activities to choose from. There is the chess club, honors club, Phi Theta Kappa Society, etc...

    Great for these types of students

    Many games at the campus can be great for students to relax and aliviate stress.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are usually games that they have during passing periods. They sometimes have moonjumps, relay races, and other games as well.

    Bang for the buck

    The college life can be fun and exciting, but it all depends on what you make of it. Many times as a college student, you need to learn to prioritize and make certain sacrifices to invest your time in your studies.

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room at the college. There are several games such as badminton, tennis, pool tables, etc...

    Food and Dining

    The food around the college is the best. There is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. There are many coffee shops to study at.

    Dorm Life

    There are currently no dorms provided with the school. You would either have to live at home with your parents or in an apartment with roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors can be tough and not all of them will be lenient when it comes to assigning work. Some professors teach directly from the book, which would require the student to read. Most of the test questions come straight from the book. With enough hard work and effort, one can exceed the minimum expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have completed all the necessary applications before entering college, such as Financial Aid, Apply Texas, and your high school transcript. Keep in mind that college is nothing compared to high school. Anyone can excel in college if he or she is determined and motivated to make something of their lives.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is one of the best colleges to further my education. The professors I have are very nice and lenient when it comes to my work. It's the best atmosphere to be in.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is safe and security guards patrol often, except in the far away parking lots.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some options, but the psychology club was not what I expected.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for people with busy lives. It's also awesome for those that don't qualify for financial aid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An odd tradition is that a lot of people only use the library computers for Facebook.

    What to do for fun

    Sending time at the library and getting to know people is fun. Finding partners to study with is a huge plus.

    Food and Dining

    Not so good food. Seems like cafeteria food that actually costs. It's a good thing good restaurants are nearby.

    Dorm Life

    A 5, due to the fact we're still at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more lenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to maintain high grades. If low grades are everywhere, university life will be a huge struggle.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is very affordable and a has a good student-teacher ratio. It is amazing for obtaining an Associate's degree. Being close to home is a huge plus to people that get homesick.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They have amazing chefs and the food is always warm and Delius

    Dorm Life

    They do not have dorms

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is one of the best options to take basic; they prepare you for the real world. They have amazing programs and staff. I strongly would recommend South Texas College as an starting college.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I felt pretty safe on this campus.

    Greek Life

    There's no Greek life at STC

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a good amount of clubs at this CC. They're fun. The school just needs to find a better time to hold activities to suit most students' schedules.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking for a less expensive start to their college career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only tradition at STC is an appearance by the school mascot Jerry the Jaguar.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Most school activities or festivals are held at a time when a lot students have class, but try to make it to a few of them. Also, you must eat. Eat outside, in the cafeteria or buy food from the bookstore but that's a lot of fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food was reminiscent of high school cafeteria food but far more quantities and a bit better quality.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this community college. However, the surrounding areas are not upscale but rather lower middle class.

    Academic Rigor

    Like at a university, professors and their academic rigor varies. I had an English professor whose focus was essays and nothing but essays. Lectures were aimed at improving our essay and we had only a final exam. Other English professors give out quizzes each meeting day at the beginning of class, assign essays and homework and give out mid-terms and final exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up your professor's name on rating sites to gain tips on how to succeed in his or her class. Join clubs--not only do you meet new people and make new friends, but joining clubs relevant to your major or a related field will can expand your resume.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a clean campus. As a female, I felt very safe here. The professors are great, knowledgeable and available to their students.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is rather safe because the college has its own full time police department.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are generally open for new membership and different clubs form fundraiser in order to advance their agendas. Some clubs help connect students to employers and internships.

    Great for these types of students

    Students in like of smaller campuses with no class exceeding three hours.

    Bang for the buck

    The courses are highly affordable

    What to do for fun

    Student life offers activities at noon, varsity sports are offered, and clubs are open for membership.

    Food and Dining

    There is a campus cafeteria open after the morning and until the afternoon. The food could be cheaper, but it is not overly expensive because the taste is rather feasible.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is standard. Students are always individually pushed, but teachers try for students to move forward in class. They can hold out-of-class student-teacher conferences during office hours or right after class. There is also a tutoring center available for all courses, where individual and group tutoring is available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a parking sticker as soon as you can, and the best time to get parking spaces is in hours when there are little classes offered (morning and night).

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is easier than state universities, but offers similar education. It has a decently sized student-teacher ratio, and fun activities to do. The facilities are almost all new.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a security in every parking lot and at least one cop roaming around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to choose from for whatever your favorite activity is.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not overbearing at all and the teachers are just fantastic.

    In three sentences

    South Texas college is a community college in deep south Texas. Class sizes are smaller so that the teachers can help the students learn better. It is overall a wonderful place to attain your associates degree.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    South Texas College has a lot of different student organized clubs that get other members and yourself involved with the community. South Texas College has various games,rides and sort of sets up a mini carnival on some days during the week for the students to enjoy which is pretty cool. My favorite days are when the athletic club bring out a basketball and set up a court on the outside and have a game of horse.

    Food and Dining

    The food at South Texas College is actually pretty good. Their selection of chips,candies and other snacks are very tasteful. The breakfast tacos are really good except for the potato and egg one sometimes for it might have a weird taste.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in any dorms or anything like that. I live at home with my family.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors and classes that are available really do challenge one's mind and put yourself against a true test. The majority of the professors are very helpful and want to make sure the students learn the subject very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to socialize with other people even if they're complete strangers. In college you have to be ready to meet new people and interact with different people and different personalities.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College has a beautiful campus with a good selection of professors to choose from. South Texas College is very open and has various games on different days of the week where one can participate and have fun. South Texas College has a great social experience for current and future students.

  • 11/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    86 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ALWAYS SECURITIES ON CAMPUS AND CAMERAS TO PROVE EVERYTHING

    Clubs and Activities

    MANY CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:)

    Great for these types of students

    ANY KIND OF STUDENT FIT INTO SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE

    Bang for the buck

    AFFORDABLEE!

    Food and Dining

    GREAT CAFETERIA AND ENVIRONMENT:)

    Dorm Life

    SADLY NO DORM LIFE BUT APARTMENTS NEAR THE CAMPUS!

    Academic Rigor

    GREAT PROFESSORS!

    Tips for prospective students

    TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE HELP STC CAN GAVE YOU BECAUSE A SMALL COLLEGE TEACHES MORE THAN A BIG COLLEGE

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a great way to start your college education, the associates options helps you improve your GPA!

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety here is the best I've seen so far. They have school security and mcallen pd driving around all day on bicycles, monitoring around, especially the parking lots.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer a lot of online classes. So, for me, that's the best part. I don't want to have to interact if I don't need to.

    What to do for fun

    I like to leave when I can. I don't stick around. It isn't a huge college. It's community college.

    Food and Dining

    There are a bunch of vending machines and the library has a lot of snack food and drinks. I haven't explored enough to know if there's anything else.

    Dorm Life

    I don't think they have dorms....If they do, I live at home, so....

    Academic Rigor

    Nothing too hard so far. Just the standard you need to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is the worst. I recommend either using the shuttle bus, or parking across the street and walking. It's rare and hard to find parking on the actual campus area.

    In three sentences

    Chill. Smaller than UTPA. More laid back.

  • 11/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is small

    Dorm Life

    There is no in-campus housing

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are really nice and comprehensive, but I recomment you to submit every homework or exam before due dates

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and if you are eligible for financial aid, you have to be very responsible, don't miss classes and don't fail your courses, that may affect your eligibility for next semester.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a great community college. I would recommend you to take your basics here. Teachers and staff are always willing to help you regarding doubts, financial aid, transfer credit, anything! Tuition is accessible even if you are paying out -state tuition. My only complaint is the parking, last semester I took 30 minutes daily.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are security guards who ride bikes buses and trucks at all times.

    Greek Life

    it is awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    pre pharmacy club

    Great for these types of students

    hard working students who work and need a good financial start.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    halloween parties.

    Bang for the buck

    The staff is very helpful. The teachers are extra caring and will help you obtain a desired grade.

    What to do for fun

    The library has great spots to sleep at.

    Food and Dining

    South Texas College serves excellent chicken strips!

    Dorm Life

    I don't reside at south texas college actually.

    Academic Rigor

    I take my classes very seriously. It is not hard to earn an A if you follow every instruction and study rigorously.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to prospective students is to apply for scholarships and financial aid as soon as possible so that they may obtain help. Always arrive to class on time. Manage your time wisely. Purchase a planner!

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is an excellent place to start a college carrier. It has prepared me exponentially and given me much college experience. It is also very helpful financially.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The college has a lot of securities roming around with their bicks to help any students. The campus also has police for extra safty. On the far away parkinglots their are Emergency buttons for 911.

    Greek Life

    I greek life. I greek life. You greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don5 care. I dont care. I am sure thete is some clubs. I really dont know.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of students can go to stc. If you qualify for any aids it would easy to finish school. Not much a social gathering college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I never keep up with any campus traditions. If there is somevtraditions, I'm never intrested. I find it useless.

    Bang for the buck

    I dont know what the hell that is. Ill juat rate it cause i have too. I like better to put anything than nothing.

    What to do for fun

    There is not a lot of outside hangout places. The college does have a lot of labs that students can use. The library has nice quiet places that students can study or just have a quiet place.

    Food and Dining

    The food is way more better than High School cafeteria good. If you dont like college food, there is nearby fastfood restaurants. And there is a nearby HEB store to buy food as well.

    Dorm Life

    South Texas College does not have any dorms. College dont have any dorms for nobody. It would be ok but i think its a waits of money.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is good. The academic rigor is good. The academic rigor is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy books as soon as you can. Read your books on time. Don't be late or miss too many classes.

    In three sentences

    It's a small local community college. The classes are eassy, and the online classes are easy too. The college has two-story buildings.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Theres ping pong and joining clubs to take up the extra time. There was always club meetings or club events, it was a very enjoyable experience.

    Food and Dining

    The food was good and fresh.

    Academic Rigor

    Certain classes were hard, the ones that should be hard. Although they were managable and not intensely hard.

    In three sentences

    It is so much fun, everyone is so nice and understanding. I have really enjoed my time here, and im excited to see where it'll take for my future. Going here was one of the best things that happened to me.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have many security guards that walk all around the campus, and they have cameras posted in a variety of places along the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a variety of clubs, and you can join more than one club.

    What to do for fun

    They have a game room, and televisions posted around the school.

    Food and Dining

    They have fantastic food, but it would be nice if they had a larger selection.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    South Texas College has great academic rigor, but it would be nice if they offered degrees higher than an associates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teacher, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Interact with other students on the campus and in your class.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a great college for students wanting to earn their Associates Degree. It has many different major options and degree plans, so everyone can attend. They have great counselors that will help guide your way through college.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police officers and student security on patrol in every part of the school at all times.

    Bang for the buck

    A great college if your on a budget with cheaper classes than most local colleges however books could used a price drop.

    What to do for fun

    The school is always have activities with different groups and clubs they also offer an on campus gym membership with multiple classes and exercise equipment.

    Food and Dining

    I attend the pecan campus and with it being so close to mcallen's Main Street there were plenty of choices to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in this college.

    Academic Rigor

    The study work in most classes is fairly easy, as long as students stud for test and quizzes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bachelor programs are limited however most credits attained at STC are transferable to UTPA and is a great way to start off to get used to the college environment.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College has grown substantially in the past few years with new buildings and facilities. Along with more programs to further student growth with tutors and a variety of training aids. They also continue to add new bachelor degree programs every year, with almost a hundred other associates degree programs to choose from.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    mainly students get involved with student outreaches, or in the different clubs that take place on campus, while others just relax and talk to friends and mellow down for a while before their next class starts.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria building and it runs the whole good length of the day, the food is pretty pricey, but it is always hot and ready.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on this campus, you basically drive to school everyday, but the majority of the students don't mind the drive, because the campus is very near.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes vary on the professors field and teaching style, sometimes it's just a straight out of the book class, other times you learn more about yourself with the right professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    this campus is growing at a pretty rapid rate, it's simple to find your classes, just ask around, because everyone on campus is willing to help, and very hospitable.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a simple college, not too big, not too fancy, and carries a great array of degrees. If you are looking for a really affordable college and a great atmosphere, without the congestion of many students on campus, then this is the place. i came to this college because it was a lot closer to home and affordable.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    95 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be a bit challenging, but at the end its all worth it

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen, pay attention, and study, take it easy (but don't slack off), and enjoy your classes

    In three sentences

    south texas college has been a great opportunity for me to move foward in my education, it's close to home, professors are great and extremely helpful! im so grateful to begin my path towards greater success here : )

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The presence of security is a great feeling. Before the crack of dawn and after the sun has gone down, the security guards are positioned throughout the campus. Occasionally, a police officer patrols the area, and there is always at least one state trooper on campus. South Texas College is a great campus for students who are starting their pursuit towards higher education, with professors pushing them to strive for greatness, and staff that offers them many opportunities. Go Jags!

    Greek Life

    The Phi Theta Kappa International Society is an prestigious honor that is by invitation only. Students who are recognized with this honor have high grades and are involved with their community.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I mentioned before, there is a wide range of things to do on campus. The students activity center staff interact with the student body in order to find problems and find the solution.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students will find STC great! Everyone is welcomed and will be encouraged to do their best.

    Bang for the buck

    The small classrooms allows for better learning. Communication between the student and professor is excellent. Students are offered so many opportunities in order for them to continue there pursuit for higher education.

    What to do for fun

    STC offers a variety of activities on campus that range from academics and athletics. There is a Wellness Center on campus which contains 2 gyms, a weight room, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu room, and two miscellaneous rooms. Membership is only $18 a month! They hold tournaments for basketball, volleyball, softball, football, and soccer. Joining a team is free and encouraged! Recently the STC basketball team made it to a tournament in Dallas Texas! There are also clubs you can join which includes the following: Latinas club, Anime, Psychology, Philosophy, Health, Spanish, Art, and entomology (to name a few).

    Food and Dining

    STC offers homemade food. There is a breakfast and lunch menu, which have reasonable prices. In the mornings, you can expect fresh breakfast tacos, cereals, fruit cups, oatmeal, a variety of drinks, and even pizza! For lunch you can expect sandwiches, burgers, ice cream, pizza, chips, and a wide choice of candy.

    Dorm Life

    Since South Texas College is a community college, there are no dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at South Texas College encourage their students to be nothing but the best at all they do. Help comes in many ways, including the following: tutoring center, one on one meetings with the the professor, and even online tutoring. What STC is great at doing is giving recognition to the students that have great grades. They get awarded with student of the week, some even get congressional recognition and get place on the President's Honor List.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many opportunities at South Texas College. The staff makes you well aware of them via email, phone calls, and even fairs. Keeping an eye out on your emails is a must, in order to get the most out of what they have in store for the students. Some professors use Blackboard, at first it's confusing but once you get the hang of it, it's the most useful thing you'll have. Make sure to keep track of your grades and talk to your professors if you have any questions; they have office hours specifically for that.

    In three sentences

    South Texas College is a community college with small classes and eager professors. All the professors here want their students to achieve at what they do and help them throughout they way. The atmosphere on campus is welcoming, from the first day of class to the last.

  • 05/15/2014

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

    97 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    check out the calendar once and a while and tell your bud's. the more people there are, the more fun it gets.

    Food and Dining

    sweet

    Dorm Life

    dorms are not accosciated to the schools ( basically apartments than dorms).

    Academic Rigor

    sweet

    Tips for prospective students

    affordable and they have payment plans, all you have to do is ask.

    In three sentences

    south Texas college is awesome and their services are great but I don't know about the teachers.