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  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard working and dedicated. Even if your not the best student, SMC will work with you to help you achieve your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and have a good relationship with your professors. The professors at SMC want to give you the tools so that when you transfer to a four year college you will do well.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    wonderful!

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    yearbook deca drama others

    Great for these types of students

    who dont do well in large schools and want more one on one attentions from professors

    Bang for the buck

    i enjoy going to a smaller college because i get a lot more attention and it is very easy to get along with others.

    What to do for fun

    play soccer, join clubs, and school activities.

    Food and Dining

    its ok.. you get use to it.

    Dorm Life

    looooovvve it!

    Academic Rigor

    they are very good educators. they are challenging and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared.prompt. just enjoy and study study study.

    In three sentences

    they are a well organized school. very small so there is a lot more one-on-one attention. everyone is very friendly and fun!

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at this campus and I am very cautious as well. 4 stars

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities all the time. Sororities are big here as well. 3 stars

    Great for these types of students

    Lots of volunteer activities and social events, so you get to met alot of students and interact with them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The traditional trees on the lawn where the main office building is. Hang out for students.

    Bang for the buck

    Vending machines are reasonable. 3 stars

    What to do for fun

    Read and draw.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good. Has a good selection. 4 stars

    Dorm Life

    Good so far, spacious rooms and only two people to a room. 4 stars

    Academic Rigor

    Rating of good so far. Helpful instructors and friendly students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very good college to start with and get the basic classes.

    In three sentences

    Excellent facilities. Staff is very helpful. Classes are very organized and efficient.

  • 12/27/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    100% protective. They make sure things will go as smoothly as they are.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    P.O.P.S. Yearbook Club Gospel Choir

    Great for these types of students

    Some are the students have their own personality.

    What to do for fun

    Go outside and socialize and get on the computer.

    Food and Dining

    It is almost like a buffet. They have anything you can have.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls are a living environment where you meet everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    One-on-one with professors as needed Tutoring Student Support Services

    Tips for prospective students

    Academically it is very different transition from high school. Make sure you are getting as much help as needed.

    In three sentences

    Spartanburg Methodist College is a private two-year college. It has a variety of getting to know everything about the campus. Also it has a great campus living environment.

  • 01/11/2010

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

    5 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    To me it's not all about money or how much it really cost, but only if I'm in real need.

    Will enjoy being here

    I believe i will enjoy being here, due to the fact that it is a small but good school.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is great here. They are always on call and will come where ever you need them. They will unlock your door if you are locked out and are very nice and caring.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pops is a wonderful Club here on campus that tries to get student involved and throws together parties and movies nights.

    Great for these types of students

    Smc is a great place for athletes. Everyone comes out to games and supports other teams.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They just built this new Cafe under Judd residence hall where there are, on some nights, karaoke contests and such.

    What to do for fun

    Well Spartanburg is a very populated city so there are plenty of things to do. Also, the school is only five minutes from downtown so your never too far from a good time. There are normally baseball and softball games going on on the weekends and occasionally a little game of pick football on the campus lawn.

    Food and Dining

    I never thought I would say this but the food is amazing. College cafeterias are normally gross but SMC really does a good job with variety and quality of the food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is great. You meet so many people and become close friends with all or your roommates and suite mates. Laundry is free and everyone is real respectful with you clothes and belongings.

    Academic Rigor

    SMC is mediocre in class difficulty. I guess it just depends on the courses you are taking and the load of credit hours you have per semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Taking and tour is key. The campus is very small but it can be kind of intimidating coming in for your first year in college. So take a tour and get to know the campus really well. Also, if you play a sport talk with the coaches here on campus they will be more than happy to talk to you and help you out with anything you need.

    In three sentences

    Spartanburg Methodist College is small, two year college which is a great transition college for the high school student. The students and faculty are very helpful and are willing to go above and beyond for you. SMC is a great choice for graduating seniors.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Spartanburg Methodist College was rated the 4th safest Campus in the state of SC

    Greek Life

    A couple of honor and service fraternities and societies mention in the CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES section.

    Clubs and Activities

    Criminal Justice Club - Provides activities related to the Criminal Justice System to enhance career development for those interested in the criminal justice field. Delta Psi Omega Theatre Fraternity - The goal of this organization is to encourage and generate interest in theatre on the SMC campus. Delta Psi Omega helps to bring culture, entertainment, and dramatic social oriented venues to the SMC community. Gaming Society - The SMC Gaming Society seeks to provide students with an opportunity to gather with friends and play games of all kinds including but not limited to board games, card games, and video games. Hispanic Student Association - This organization exists to to enlighten non-hispanic students about hispanic culture and bring hispanic students together as well as promote and create activities for hispanic and non-hispanic students that exhibit spanish culture. Student Government Association - Represents the student's point of view in matters effecting SMC Community. And assists in planning social/recreational activities for the student body. Weekly Board Meetings every other Monday @ 11 am in the Gosa Room of the Student Center. All SMC students are invited to attend. P.O.P.S. - People Organizing Programs Successfully - Weekly meetings each Monday @ 4:00 pm in the Fireplace Room of the Student Center. All SMC students are invited to attend. Theta Lambda Nu - An online philosophy and religion society designed to open the lines the of communication between students, faculty, and staff of all religious backgrounds, regardless of belief. Contact Dr. Mark Gibbs to be added to the online facebook group. Campus Ministry Baptist Collegiate Ministry - Supports the student-led worship service, Overflow, on Thursdays at 9 pm in the Chapel; Also hosts several small groups throughout the week and Basketball and Bible Study on Sundays at 11:30 am in the Old Gym. Presbyterian Student Association Wesley Fellowship - Meets on Monday nights @ 5:30 in the SMC Chapel National Honor Societies Sigma Kappa Delta - National Honor Society for English students meeting specified academic requirements. Phi Theta Kappa - National Honor Society for Junior colleges. Membership is open to students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 16 credit hours earned. Psi Beta - The National Honor Society for students in the field of Psychology in the two year college. They must have completed a B or higher in all Psychology Classes and have maintained a 3.0 GPA overall. Service Fraternity Kappa Sigma Alpha - Co-ed service fraternity serving the campus and local community through various projects throughout the year. Publications Trailblazer - Campus Newspaper published several times each semester. Offers opportunity to develop research, interviewing, writing, and editing skills. All students welcome. Illusions - College literary magazine produced each spring; open to all students interested in creative writing and visual arts. Olympian - Yearbook staff, open to all students, which presents the SMC annual each spring. Musical/Theatre Gospel Choir - Open to all students who enjoy singing and fellowship. Performs at chapel services and various on and off campus events. Practice on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 pm in the Chapel SMC Glee - An auditioned singing and dancing group that performs at basketball games, campus events, and throughout the community. SMC Singers - Open to all students, the SMC singers perform at SMC Chapel Services and Fine Arts Recitals. SMC Troubadours - Students selected by audition, this choral ensemble performs at special functions, including the Fall and Spring SMC Concerts. The group also performs on a touring series each year primarily at local churches and schools SMC Players - A Student Drama organization presenting two productions each year.

    Great for these types of students

    -Full tuition scholarships -Likes small environment -Christian environment, but also very tolerant of other religious beliefs -Needs to focusing and extra help with transition to college -Close knit community -Freshman opportunities of leadership and service

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -2 year private college affiliated with the Methodist church. - Full tuition scholarships Spartanburg Methodist College is a service school, most people that attend here do some type of community service projects. SMC holds alternative Spring and Fall breaks, going all over the state and country. Most resent Fall break students went to Washington D.C. in order to talk to their House Representative and learn about homelessness and poverty through seminars held at the Methodist Building. There is big green trees and fields to enjoy nature.

    Bang for the buck

    3.0 GPA, graduating from a SC high school, SC resident, gets you a FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP. -Scholarships for 14 Intercollegiate sports :Tennis for men and women, Cross country, track, Soccer for men and women, Golf for men and women,Wrestling for men, Softball, Baseball, Basketball for men and women, and volleyball Scholarships as sophomores for leadership positions- Pioneer Peers, Presidential Ambassadors, Resident Assistants

    What to do for fun

    JOIN A CLUB Criminal Justice Club - Provides activities related to the Criminal Justice System to enhance career development for those interested in the criminal justice field. Delta Psi Omega Theatre Fraternity - The goal of this organization is to encourage and generate interest in theatre on the SMC campus. Delta Psi Omega helps to bring culture, entertainment, and dramatic social oriented venues to the SMC community. Gaming Society - The SMC Gaming Society seeks to provide students with an opportunity to gather with friends and play games of all kinds including but not limited to board games, card games, and video games. Hispanic Student Association - This organization exists to to enlighten non-hispanic students about hispanic culture and bring hispanic students together as well as promote and create activities for hispanic and non-hispanic students that exhibit spanish culture. Student Government Association - Represents the student's point of view in matters effecting SMC Community. And assists in planning social/recreational activities for the student body. Weekly Board Meetings every other Monday @ 11 am in the Gosa Room of the Student Center. All SMC students are invited to attend. P.O.P.S. - People Organizing Programs Successfully - Weekly meetings each Monday @ 4:00 pm in the Fireplace Room of the Student Center. All SMC students are invited to attend. Theta Lambda Nu - An online philosophy and religion society designed to open the lines the of communication between students, faculty, and staff of all religious backgrounds, regardless of belief. Contact Dr. Mark Gibbs to be added to the online facebook group. Campus Ministry Baptist Collegiate Ministry - Supports the student-led worship service, Overflow, on Thursdays at 9 pm in the Chapel; Also hosts several small groups throughout the week and Basketball and Bible Study on Sundays at 11:30 am in the Old Gym. Presbyterian Student Association Wesley Fellowship - Meets on Monday nights @ 5:30 in the SMC Chapel National Honor Societies Sigma Kappa Delta - National Honor Society for English students meeting specified academic requirements. Phi Theta Kappa - National Honor Society for Junior colleges. Membership is open to students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 16 credit hours earned. Psi Beta - The National Honor Society for students in the field of Psychology in the two year college. They must have completed a B or higher in all Psychology Classes and have maintained a 3.0 GPA overall. Service Fraternity Kappa Sigma Alpha - Co-ed service fraternity serving the campus and local community through various projects throughout the year. Publications Trailblazer - Campus Newspaper published several times each semester. Offers opportunity to develop research, interviewing, writing, and editing skills. All students welcome. Illusions - College literary magazine produced each spring; open to all students interested in creative writing and visual arts. Olympian - Yearbook staff, open to all students, which presents the SMC annual each spring. Musical/Theatre Gospel Choir - Open to all students who enjoy singing and fellowship. Performs at chapel services and various on and off campus events. Practice on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 pm in the Chapel SMC Glee - An auditioned singing and dancing group that performs at basketball games, campus events, and throughout the community. SMC Singers - Open to all students, the SMC singers perform at SMC Chapel Services and Fine Arts Recitals. SMC Troubadours - Students selected by audition, this choral ensemble performs at special functions, including the Fall and Spring SMC Concerts. The group also performs on a touring series each year primarily at local churches and schools SMC Players - A Student Drama organization presenting two productions each year.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is located in the downstairs of the Student Center. The cafeteria offers unlimited food for resident students. -Soup bar -Full salad bar -Sandwich line -Fresh fruit stand -Fresh bread made daily -Grill line -Classic dinner line -Variety of soft drinks and juices -Ice cream machine -Dessert table The cafeteria is all you can eat. -Commuter students are able to sing for meal plans as well

    Dorm Life

    If you live in an Honors Residence Hall (Sparrow for men and Bridges for Woman), you will find that you have a lot of privacy because you are sharing a suit style single bedroom suit with four others. LAUNDRY FACILITIES IN EVERY FLOOR OR BUILDING OF EVER RESIDENCE HALL.....LAUNDRY IS FREE! 3 Women Residence Halls: Judd, Kingman, and Bridges 4 Men Residence Halls: Hammond, Willard, Sparrow, and Parsons -Judd and Hammond have community bathrooms, that are cleaned by the maintenance staff. -Willard has quad style suite, two people to a room, that share a bathroom, two sinks, and a shower -Parsons and Kingman have suite style rooms that share one bathroom per two rooms. All resident students have an ID card with a personal password in order to enter their residence hall. It is very safe to live on campus. Visitation hours for the opposite sex start at 12pm but when 7pm rolls around you must go to the lobby of each dormitory to sign a member of opposite sex. Visitation hours end at 12am every night. There are RAs (Resident Assistants) living in every floor of every residence hall. Also RHDs (Resident Hall Directors) living in each Residence hall. Dorm life is what you make it. DRY CAMPUS TABACO FREE CAMPUS

    Academic Rigor

    There are 6 associate degrees offered. -Business -Art (English, Humanities, Social Sciences) -Fine Arts (Music, Theater, Art) -Religious -Criminal Justice -Science Most students that attend Spartanburg Methodist College are on full academic scholarship. about 63% of the student body has a 3.0 or higher, in order to maintain scholarships Spartanburg Methodist College offers a wide range of classes that challenge the individuals thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Sit in front of your classes -Make friends with the staff -Make sure to take advantage of all the events held on campus -Join a club and keep yourself busy -For Freshman I recommend living in an honor dorm, you will have a room all to yourself, and share a bathroom suit with three others -Use the tutor lab, get a tutor for ANY SUBJECT, IT IS FREE -Use the library to study -Learn the campus building names -IF YOU DO NOT KNOW SOMETHING ASK SOMEONE!

    In three sentences

    The Faculty and Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable of their fields. I have had an amazing experience so far as a freshman because my professors hold open office hours and are willing to help me outside of the classroom. I love the small college atmosphere here at Spartanburg Methodist College.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Because the campus is so small, the campus safety is never too far to be called on. As well as the campus is equipped with security cameras.

    Greek Life

    Mainly academic greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    All Types of Clubs and Activities for whatever you are interested in. !

    What to do for fun

    SMC is not far from all types of entertainment. Literally, like two minutes down the road is all restaurants, a mall, and downtown Spartanburg.

    Food and Dining

    With campus Food, Other outlets for food, and a plethora of restaurants, food and dining will never be a bore.

    Dorm Life

    Our Residence Halls are created and geared towards building a friendly and almost family like environment. They make sure the students are comfortable while feeling like they create a second home for themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though this is a two year college, the courses challenge you such as a four year school would. This prepares you for the rigor of a four year school. Thereby setting you up for success.

    In three sentences

    SMC is a school with a student/teacher friendly environment. This school makes it easy for students to succeed in any and every area of study, and also makes the transfer process easy. With all the tools given to students, its easy to adjust, make friends, and be successful all while having fun!

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is none

    What to do for fun

    Not alot to do outside of clubs and organizations

    Food and Dining

    the cafe can do better with the food choices

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is ok but around 30-40% of the students here are communters and 70% of thethe students stay within an hour of the school so alot of people go home for the weekend and it makes living there sort of boring

    Academic Rigor

    Its challenging but for the most part pretty decent

    Tips for prospective students

    Only go here if your sure your ok with the smallness of the school.

    In three sentences

    It is small school that tries to offer you alot in the two year your there. I personally like it due to all the faculty and staff know your name and likes to get to know you.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is very important and SMC takes pride in making sure that students are safe. The security staff is very helpful and always available to assist. There is even an alert system to ensure that students are aware of what is happening and what to do if there is an emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are a musician, there is a guitar club that teaches you how to play and for free!!!!!!!!! There are also other clubs and activities that you can join or start your own club. One activity, in particular, is the Freshman Day of Service, where the students provide community service to others in need or just needing a helping hand!

    Great for these types of students

    SMC is great for students who just want a small college environment that has a lot to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Money well spent by my parents!

    What to do for fun

    SMC has so much to offer for fun. There is always something to do like go bowling, go to a play, attend a concert, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good and offers a variety.

    Dorm Life

    This is my first experience of staying away from home. I enjoy the privacy and a place to fellowship with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a college to experience a sense of belonging and that has a lot to offer academically, SMC is the place to be.

    In three sentences

    SMC is a just-right fit for students looking for a small school with a lot to offer. This college offers many opportunities for students to experience success. It also offers extra-curricular activities that assist with social skills.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    OK, BUT THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED NEAR A ROUGH AREA.

    Greek Life

    NONE WHAT SO EVER.

    Great for these types of students

    ATHLETES AND SMART KIDS.

    What to do for fun

    STUDY.

    Food and Dining

    THE FOOD IS OK SOME DAYS, DINNER IS NEVER THAT GOOD.

    Dorm Life

    DORM LIFE IS NOT THE BEST.

    Academic Rigor

    THE CURRICULUM IS NEVER EASY.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT SLACK OFF YOUR FIRST TWO SEMESTERS!

    In three sentences

    IT IS A VERY SMALL SCHOOL. THE CURRICULUM IS FAIRLY CHALLENGING. THEY HAVE A GREAT DRAMA AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is in a bad neighborhood but campus safety takes care of all of your needs so the campus is safe and secure at all times

    Greek Life

    Im not sure of the fraternities or sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural Sports, SMCPLC,

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like smaller classes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Signing of the Honor Code saying you will not cheat once you enter the college

    Bang for the buck

    Its a private school, so it is more expensive but many scholarships are available

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, go downtown and hangout, mall, chill with friends

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining could be a lot healthier with more food choices to choose from

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very small with some strict rules but overall a fun place to stay

    Academic Rigor

    I really like my classes academically. The professors are great

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Study. Study. College is a lot harder than high school but if you study you will do great.

    In three sentences

    Spartanburg Methodist College is a great start for students coming out of high school. I have received much attention from my professors. I have also gained much knowledge from attending SMC.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Securities on campus has the most protection in any colleges in South Carolina. They take the most care and has camera everywhere to see what is going on.

    Greek Life

    There are no greek life instead this organization called Kappa Sigma Alpha.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty to join at Spartanburg Methodist College. The activities I join is Student Support Services, POPS, Gospel Choir, Drama and Yearbook.

    Great for these types of students

    Sports Clubs and organizations other

    What to do for fun

    Socialize Go off campus to do something Workout/exercise Hang out

    Food and Dining

    Certain types of food in the cafeteria is okay and some foods are pretty good. They have other locations on campus that opens during the day if not going to the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Residence life is fun but has lots of rules to make everyone comfortable. You can meet more people and socialize more.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically it is challenged by different professors. It is a lot of notes taken in class and it is a lot of reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get to class on time Make sure you take good notes and study after class Ask for help and use all the resources as you can Make sure you do not miss any days in your classes Get involved in activities

    In three sentences

    Spartanburg Methodist College is the only private two-year residential college in South Carolina. It also has one on one help with the student and the professors. Residential life is also one of the best by meeting new people and making new friends.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 15

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For me i like to visit all of the activities we have on campus like every night. there is always something going on, like the naked truth were the students tell you whats really going on in college.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amaazing if you live on campus you will have 19 meals a week where you can ether eat at the cafe, sub shop, or judd celler. the cafe is like any caffiteria but with fresh cooked sothern style cooking. The sub shop is kinda like a subway but with better ingredients. And judd celler is a snack shop that is open when the cafe and sub shop are closed and stays open fron 9pm to 12am every night mon-thurs.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are really nice and are safe, there are card key locks on the outside doors to get into the building and your own keys to get into your room. some dorms are suite style while others are roommate style both are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are what you make them if you party all the time then yhea they will be hard but overall the classes seem to be standard college level classes. All the teachers are there to help you succed so if your having trouble talk to them and find a tutor they are all student who have had that class before you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make lots of friends expecialy thouse who were here last year and thouse that are interested in the same feild of study as you. If you can find a way to share a book with a friend for the same class on diffrent days do it because it will save you money.

    In three sentences

    The student are really nice and very helpfull. The college is set up so that you really can't get lost and there is always someone around to help you find your way. the campus is beautiful but expect to walk around alot.

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 15

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    SMC has many programs and orginizations you can get involved with if you have spare time. The school also holds many events to keep the fun along. Such as movies on the lawn, a block party (with fuddruckers) and a paint party.

    Food and Dining

    We have the cafe, which has some favorites, from cereal, to pizza and fries. We have a sub shop which is better than subway in my opinion. And if you are a late snacker (like I am) we have Judd's cellar which stays open until midnight.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, many dorms do activities for the residents of the building, to get you out of your room (and these activities always have food!).

    Academic Rigor

    Classes push you, they make sure you are getting the most out of the education, if it is too much, the teachers and the tutoring center are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes quickly, the best ones get filled up quickly. Make sure to know where the tutoring center is, it is very helpful. Time management, stay on deadlines!

    In three sentences

    Spartanburg Methodist offers many majors. SMC classes are very small so you can have that interaction with your teacher. Spartanburg Methodist has many clubs and organizations that you can get involved in if you have some free time.