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Southwest Virginia Community College Reviews

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  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    our school has back to school splash at the beginning of out fall semester.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is a great place for lunch. the people are friendly and the food is good. the price is a little to high though.

    Dorm Life

    we do not have on campus dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to apply for all financial aid and scholarships.

    In three sentences

    its a good school. there are many opportunities. it is close to home.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    lambda alpha epsilon

    Clubs and Activities

    art club, black student union, campus crusade for christ, helping hands, international friends club, intervoice, lambda alpha epsilon, latent image club, pbl, ptk, project achieve, sota- student occupational therapy club, student government association

    Great for these types of students

    anti-social students there is online classes. social butterflies there are tons of different types of classes on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a back to school splash every year. new students are welcome, you will always get an email about it so come and have a great time.

    Bang for the buck

    if you want to have a good time after hours at the school just get to know the other students. students come from at least 4 different counties, there is always something going on.

    What to do for fun

    take a p.e. class like walleyball or watch a movie in the student lounge (as long as you keep good grades).

    Food and Dining

    the food is better than other colleges i have visited. unlike some schools they do not put laxatives in the food. the food is so feeling you should just get one egg not two. there are sodas and healthy beverages to drink. the cafeteria does close kind of early though.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorms but you may qualify for low-income housing apartments that are on the public transit route. i would recommend the apartments in centennial heights apartments in haysi, va. there is always a bus stop here.

    Academic Rigor

    when i first came to svcc i though the classes would be push-over easy. i was really wrong. the classes are challenging and you will end up understand what you need to by the end of the classes if you keep up with your homework and reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you have internet loads of the classes are available online so you don't even have to leave home. when you sell your books back sell them online...you will get more back. if you live with in the four-county transit system there is free transportation to and from school.

    In three sentences

    excellent understanding teachers. offers some degrees fully online. if you qualify for the pell grant it more then likely will pay for your whole school year.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and secure.

    Greek Life

    Southwest does support Phi Theta Kappa, who are very active in the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Southwest is great for anyone who is looking to accomplish a quick Bachelors, or who would like to get their basic courses out of the way before they transfer. It also has many art classes, and students who enjoy studio art or craftmanship, like leatherworking and ceramics will be right at home.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for Southwest is very affordable and the education is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The college offers many extracurricular activities,, as well as classes that are very enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafeteria contains well prepared, delicious food, with an open dining area, either inside or out.

    Dorm Life

    This school provides no dormitory service that i'm aware of.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor really depends on the professor you receive. However, all classes provide adequate instruction and you will learn everything you need.

    In three sentences

    This school is very good, either as a place to pursue a complete education or as a starting block for the future. Class sizes are relatively small, with caring and competent teachers.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    OFFERS MANY CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

    Dorm Life

    DOESN'T OFFER

    In three sentences

    Very good educational institute. Convientiently located. Offers classes on campus, off campus and online.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Best deal in Virginia, literally.

    Food and Dining

    The staff in the dining hall are always so nice and helpful. The food is pretty good too.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I would not rate academic rigor as extremely difficult the instructors do make sure you learn what the essentials to each subject are. And they actually make sure you learn it!

    In three sentences

    Southwest Virginia Community College has provided an excellent stimulating atmosphere for me to succeed in my science studies. I have had more than wonderful instructors in all my courses. The administration and faculty are SwVCC is always so nice and have a smile on their face, they really do seem to care about the students.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a few really interesting classes that you really have to search for to find.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't purchase a book unless you absolutely need to!

    In three sentences

    A good college if you cannot afford a university. You get what you pay for. A good size student body.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't heard of anything dangerous happening at SWCC

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities, sorry! There is Phi Theta Kappa for excelling students and Phi Beta Lamda, which is the collegiate level of Future Business Leaders of America.

    Bang for the buck

    My favorite part of SWCC is all of the places around campus I can sit down and study at. On good weather days, I can sit at one of the picnic tables. On bad weather days, there are tables in every building and they are usually quiet.

    What to do for fun

    You can play disc golf, walk on the walking trail, work out in the gym, participate in activities, or just use the computers in the library.

    Food and Dining

    There is no longer a cafeteria here. There are vending machines all over campus in every building with various snacks, quick meals, and coffee, as well as microwaves. There are restaurants relatively close to school off campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus living. There are some activities going on around campus often: free lunches, guest speakers, activities with various clubs.

    Academic Rigor

    The classwork isn't that strenuous, but you do need to put in effort and stay on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start out with taking basic classes that will transfer easily and you probably need for every major. Take advantage of the resources the school gives you. The librarians can give you a list of businesses that give discounts for showing your student ID, it's really worth looking into.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school with plenty of resources. There are places all around campus to study or hang out, both inside and outside. The teachers and faculty are wonderful and very helpful.