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Most Helpful Review for Southwestern Illinois College
  • Category: Will learn a lot
  • Review by: Alexander from Waterloo, IL
  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

Southwestern Illinois College has a great faculty and staff, and the counselors there are very helpful in getting you what you need to be successful in college.

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  • Elizabeth from Chicago, IL
  • Apr-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Southwestern Illinois College is a lot like high school without the reminder to finish your homework. I did not find it any more difficult than high school either. However it is a great school if you want to get your basics done.

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  • Tanya from Granite City, IL
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    I've had some great teachers! Equipment within the classrooms could use an upgrade. The Granite City campus needs a cafeteria, or at least more veggie options.

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  • Angry Student
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm highly pissed off at the fact that SWIC wants to put random holds on my account as well as delaying my freaking refund check almost 2 months! Then on top of that, SWIC decides that I only get to receive half of my refund money (whenever that arrives smh) then I get the other half at the end of the semester. Very unprofessional with this issue being resolved especially on the phone. On top of that, I have to wait for some random check that I never wrote to clear which takes a whopping 14 days, so that's more time added until I can receive my refund.

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  • Khalil from EAST SAINT LOUIS, IL
  • Oct-07-2013 I am a current student here

    SWIC has a very nice approach to it. The teachers are very helpful and are all ears when it comes to answering questions. The tuition is cheap, and it saves people a lot of money for future college references.

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  • Amanda from Waterloo, IL
  • Sep-12-2013 I am a past student here

    Going to SWIC to receive my Associate's Degree was the smartest decision I have made regarding my education. The class sizes are fairly small, and the teachers there genuinely care about their students- assuring they understand the information being presented to them. Because it is a junior college, the tuition rate is much cheaper than a four-year university; if that wasn't enough, Southwestern Illinois College offers TONS of scholarship opportunities for academic excellence and through the foundation office.

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  • Morgan from Belleville, IL
  • Jul-26-2013 I am a past student here

    As far as community colleges go Southwestern Illinois College, known as SWIC, is one of the better ones. The staff is knowledgeable and aren't afraid to push you to achieve your best. The small size allows for closer knit classrooms with more teacher to student interactions. Your not going to find the the crazy four year university experience, but you'll be able to earn a degree inexpensively from qualified teachers.

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  • Sarah from New Baden, IL
  • Jul-05-2013 I am a current student here

    SWIC is a great place to start for any student in the area. It's not too expensive and the classes have a great range. However, the counseling is hit or miss, depending on who you see, and the same class can be very different depending on the teacher.

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  • Alex from Columbia, IL
  • Feb-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The classes are fairly easy and teachers are understanding of student needs. The facilities are very nice; they have a brand new edition to their Liberal Arts building which is impressive.

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