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  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TCC is a great school for single parents like myself. It is easy to apply and easy to get into. This school is very flexible with there class schedule and offers a wide variety of online classes so if you don't have the time to drive to school you can still sit down and take a class or two at home. This school is also great for students who don't quite know what they want to do yet. You can take classes and figure out what you like, and then decide your major from there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone should check to make sure they are on the right path to transferring to another university, if that is what they choose to do. Make sure that all your class are transferable and are class you should actually be taking for your declared major.

    Bang for the buck

    Tarrant County College is very cheap. This is a great school for anyone who is on a budget and also looking for a good quality education. Also I recommend this school for almost everyone because you can transfer almost all your credits to any university.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere of this college all the teachers are very laid back and are there to teach the students who are willing to learn. I also really liked the fact that it is really easy to meet people there because the class are relatively small in size so it is very easy to talk and make friends with each other.

    Am learning a lot

    Although Tarrant County College is just a community college it offers classes that have a more rigorous course load like that of one in a major university. I am glad I came to this school before transferring out to a larger university because I feel more prepared and am ready for anything.

  • 03/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 2 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TCC is great for students who prefer living at home while attending college or students that have families to raise and jobs to work. TCC is another tract that students can take in finishing their degrees, TCC offers so many different class times and locations, making it easier for busy students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus, though it seems difficult. Join a club or Honor Society or start your own club. Do not be ashamed for being a student at a community college, in the end you will not have near as many student loans as the other four year university grads!

    Bang for the buck

    TCC's tuition is very affordable! They make paying tuition a breeze by offering scholarships, loans, and payment options.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being able to come on campus for class then leave in my own car and go wherever I wish.

    Am learning a lot

    When I first contemplated attending Tarrant County College, I was influenced by university students' negative comments about community colleges. With that retrospect, I registered for classes last fall. To my surprise, the professors at TCC were helpful, knowledgeable, and kind. Though they had doctorate degrees, they did not treat you like an average dumb student. Although TCC is not a major university, they still have many student organizations and a few Honor Societies. Community College students do need to get involved on their campuses, it helps the major universities get to know who they are; grades are just as important too! Attending a community college is a great way to prove to a four year university that you are serious and focused on your college education. Attend every class, make good grades, and become acquainted with your professors, you will need letters of recommendation. Tarrant County College is a place where people of all ages can come together and learn, do not be persuaded by others not to attend, it is a very good step towards finishing your degree at a major university!

  • 06/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Cheap and in my opinion junior/community colleges are the best way to start off whith your basics.

  • 12/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    just out of high school. want that freedom and assuring your parents or guardians that you can do it. this is the time to let them stay back and watch you start on this path for college life. you want to save money. need that one on one with the teacher someone your type.

    Tips for prospective students

    you know when you are fresh from high school, just turned legal meaning 18, and you think that you can run the show by yourself, believe me you can, but you can run it better when you have those who know what the road is like help you run your show. basically, i stayed home and went to a small school, yes i had my little freedom, parents are on my case still but not as much. this is good because, with them on my case, it helped me get back on track when i slacked off and they saw progress also.

    Bang for the buck

    alot cheaper. i didn't pay as much as i would have going to a university. And as an undergrad student, it's best if you REALLY do your best not to have debts and loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    there's not so many distractions of having too many students. if sometimes you don;t like people to be around so you can concentrate a lot more on your work, Defiantly TCC is the place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    if you like smaller classrooms where you and the teacher can communicate on a regular basis, then this is the school for you. it was really easy for me to get help when i needed it right away from the teacher.

  • 10/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Anybody who wants to save money on your basics -Those who just aren't ready to leave home yet -For those who don't know if traditional colleges are right for them

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't feel bad or embarrassed that you are starting off at a community college, like I did. It really is an excellent way to see how different college is from high school and gives you a great opportunity to learn more about what you have to do to succeed in college. Go to class, read instructions carefully, and make the most of it(:

    Bang for the buck

    You are paying way less for the same basic courses that other students are taking at 4-year universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    I thought I wasn't going to like it, I will admit. But, I actually look forward to class everyday. It's small enough to make new friends (which is always good) but still bigger than high school so you'll probably see a new face everyday. Some of the teachers are fantastic! They will truly care about you and aren't just there getting a paycheck. It's located near a lot of different restaurants and I enjoy all the activities that TCC has to offer.

    Am learning a lot

    I cannot believe how interested my teachers have me in their classes. I used to hate government in high school and now it's my favorite class! The learning is on a deeper level, it's not just about memorizing facts anymore. The work keeps me challenged and I know I will be prepared when I transfer to a 4 year university.

  • 11/12/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are fresh out of high school and want to get a feel for college before moving to a four year university. Students who don't have a lot of money but still want to get a degree Students who want to stay close to home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up to class, do your homework, become familiar with your teachers, and you are bound to succeed

    Bang for the buck

    This school is a lot cheaper then universities but it still offers a high quality education. We learn for the same books that higher priced places use without having to empty our wallets

    Did enjoy being here

    The classes are small so the teachers are easier to reach and more available to help you one on one. The library has a lot of resources and the librarians are eager to help you in whatever they can.

    Did learn a lot

    The teachers there love what they are doing. They challenge their students to do their best. I have gotten interested in different areas that I never thought about before because of the professors.

  • 11/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It'll be heaven for students who are hard-working, friendly, respectful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to make friend, cause in college anyone can have what you don't, so be active and friendly.

    Bang for the buck

    It is way cheaper than university, pell grant is enough for me to pay for tuition, books, and even new clothes for college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I definitely like the physical education facilities over there, have chance to workout and enjoy the deepness of swimming pool. Most of my friends go there, so I'm really satisfied with this year.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my classes provide me lots of supportive information. I learned how to manage time and finish project on time. It's not about who's smarter, it's about timing and follow instruction.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    i personally have never eaten in the cafeteria. however from what i have heard, they food is really good.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms at tcc it's a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    academics at tcc is really important because of the fact that most students transfer to a 4-year university. it really feels better to make good grades here and then transfer with a really good gpa.

    Tips for prospective students

    study as productively as you can, it really comes in handy. make sure you have a good relationship with your teachers. actually pay attention in class, you will be surprised to know how much it pays off.

    In three sentences

    the professors at tcc work with you and try to help. they are really driven to interest students and get them motivated to do well. tcc wants all of their students to succeed.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study, workout and join a club

    Food and Dining

    Great cafe love it!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms sorry!

    Tips for prospective students

    Before going off to a big time university to spend big bucks go to tcc and save your money. The classes are very cheap cheap and did I say cheap. They have most if not all the classes u need to take for you to graduate! You can always transfer your credits on a associates of arts degree plan and go !to your school of choice! but always double check and make sure if that school will take all of your credits to be on the safe side

    In three sentences

    I love this school, it has the most greatest professors on earth. Their resource rooms like the library, the math and science labs are very convenient and helpful. This school is the best and I don't have any regrets what so ever!

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    its not traditional college, people who go here have lives outside the classroom, they go here to go further in real life.

    Food and Dining

    cafeteria food is so so.

    Dorm Life

    there isnt any dorms here, its community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    check out the teachers at ratemyprofessor.com before signing up to know what your getting into.

    In three sentences

    it is easy to go to college here, tuition is reasonable. the classes they offer are easy and essential, usually you'll end up with really good teachers that want to help and want to teach you. tcc also has online classes which i think is great.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Subway is wonderful

    In three sentences

    I Rate Tarrant County College A Ten Its a excellent school for a great low tuition Tarrant County College has teachers that really do care

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe, campus police are always on the patrol and lookout for anything; 4 starts for the occasionally mishap.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa invited me to join and I will happily join them; I don't know of any other Greek organizations there.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not officially apart of any Clubs other than CREW (campus crusade for Christ) and Anime Club; other than that I think the groups are great.

    Great for these types of students

    First time college students, college graduates and parents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    May Fest and International Food Day are my two favorite days of the year; one is where different corporations and promotions come together outside and give free handouts and hold competitions. International Food Day hosts foods from all over the world and cultures to display and appreciate diversity.

    Bang for the buck

    Compare it to your large university and see how much you save as for me I have saved thousands going here; however it does add up.

    What to do for fun

    The game room has pool, ping pong and darts; the library has two computer labs, the art building has a lovely gallery as well as the visual communications having a professional gallery for events. On certain days the theater preforms.

    Food and Dining

    ECI was the former catering service, I made really good friends with the staff and they were always friendly, medium amount of choices but good food nonetheless. This year I hear that Subway is moving in and I don't know how that will be but I'll remain hopeful.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, since this is a community college and about now in my life I am searching for a place to move out to.

    Academic Rigor

    I love to go here to see my friends and contemplate what I will learn next.

    Tips for prospective students

    The TV lounge and the bottom of the library are two great places to study.

    In three sentences

    Environment friendly, fun, easy to navigate and relaxing. Good classes, cheap prices and plenty of resources to use. Finally, online support, helpful staff, dedicated employees and a handy transfer center.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Tarrant County College provides secure security alongside with campus safety. There are several police stations and officers roaming the campus willing to help with parking and the safety of students.

    Greek Life

    The Tarrant County College's Phi Theta Kappa has offered and provided me with essential opportunities for scholarships, volunteer work, fundraising management, and more gaining skill sets while getting others involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I cannot elaborate the crucial credibility and fun the clubs and activities of Tarrant County College has to offer. These clubs have changed my life and perspective on volunteer work and engaging the community to give back.

    Great for these types of students

    The Tarrant County College atsomphere is great for all students to learn, engage the networking process and more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tarrant County College are big on diversity. Diversity events are provided throughout the year also giving away prizes. The International Society Association host tradition events for students to learn more about diversity. This is neat to learn more from students around the world and to hear their language.

    Bang for the buck

    Tarrant County College provides several raffles for students to get a chance to win some kind of surprise; it could be gift cards of restaurants to online shopping or a chance to learn winnings for the bookstore.

    What to do for fun

    To provide fun for students at Tarrant County College the campus host many events that insist of known guest speakers. Their clubs and organization promote students to join for many outdoor and on campus activities, such as, a retreat to Possum Kingdom Lake. Tutoring centers such as, The Discovery Center host events and workshops for students to join and learn.

    Food and Dining

    The Tarrant County College has phenomenal food and dining. The cafeteria called The Zone offers a variety of meals and culture foods for all students and has enormous space for students to study and dine.

    Dorm Life

    To my knowledge Tarrant County College does not have on campus living nor dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of Tarrant County College strongly expresses and encourages students to use the resources provided to academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a Tarrant County College student I urge prospective students to join and get involved in the clubs Tarrant County College has to offer. It is the best way to network and gain skills you cannot inside a classroom. Tarrant County College provides tremendous tutoring resources for every field of interest. Tutoring facilities strongly improves academic skill in every aspect for students for higher learning as it has for me first hand.The advising counselors go above and beyond in finding answers for students whether it relates transferring to a university or inquiring the best courses for students. Tarrant County College also provides numerous of guest speakers to promote the Social Change Model and establishing several recruiting events of many universities around the county. I encourage students to engage in all the academic and social offerings the campus has to provide for their valued students.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College provides outstanding education, training, and resources for students to develop leadership skill sets for student achievement. As a student I highly recommend future students to commit their hard work ethics into the academics of Tarrant County College because of their environment and their dedication in educating students for success and social change. Students will gain the unimaginable and will feel involved throughout the entire year due to their focus on student success and advancing students to the next level.

  • 12/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who are starting out their college career or exploring in what major they should pursue.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip is to stay focused in your goals at the school. Remember that just because it is a community college, it should not be looked down upon. Many people in their life came to a community college. You should not be ashamed. Besides, many university students come to this school to take classes and even enjoy them.

    Bang for the buck

    You will save so much money. Also, you can just rent textbooks for ever more savings. You get more out of the class than what actually you pay.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here because you have the chance to grow and meet different people from other cultures. You will easily be accepted with people.

    Am learning a lot

    You would think that because it is a community college you would not learn anything but that is wrong. The staff if willing to help the students and some of college professors who taught at universities enjoy teaching in this school.

  • 01/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. It's a great starter school.

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter what college you attend, use rate my professor.com to get the best professor for you. If you don't understand what is going on visit the counselors. They are really helpful and they are there for you!! At first I didn't want to attend TCC because it was a community college but once I started going I realized that it is actually a respectable school.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a community college so of course the tuition is less expensive yet you are still learning the exact same thing as you would at a University.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is really laid back. Its comfortable and it's not intimidating like a University would be.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though TCC is just a community college the classes are still really great. The credits can transfer to many school so you know that they must count for something.

  • 01/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who can handle difficult administration, need to knock out their basics, need to take some time to figure out what they want in life, or need to go back to school (30's +).

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your basics and get out.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm giving five stars on this because I paid $300-600 each semester I went and that is exactly the quality of service/education I have received.

    Am enjoying being here

    No. While the professors are at least approachable, the administration in the registrar, financial aid, counseling, and business services are not. They need a lesson in customer service. I work in retail and if I ever spoke to a customer the way some of these ladies have spoken to me and to others I would be out of a job. Also, every time I leave the counselors office, I feel more confused than when I went in. Not to mention that they tried to tell me that my classes at TCU weren't the same as taking the class at TCC. (No, It's better.)

    Am learning a lot

    The only reason I feel like I'm learning a lot, is because my anatomy teacher is the best there ever was. He is the only professor I've had that (I believe) loves what he is doing. Everyone else is just there to spit out information that may or may not be useful. (That's for you to decide.)

  • 03/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Tarrant County College (TCC) is very well balanced for any if not all students; the costs for classes are low, the teachers are knowledgeable, and there are a variety of people to meet and activities to take part in. I thought about attending a 4-year college at first, but the amount of money I saved from attending TCC has proved more fruitful than if I had attended a 4-year school from the start. I have already accumulated about 40 credits and recommend TCC to any and all students looking to save money but still earn a degree.

  • 03/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school if you want to go full time and try to work at the same time. Highly recommended.

    Bang for the buck

    Great learning experience for a fraction of the price at other schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying all of my classmates that I have in all of my classes and am also enjoying the professors that I have too.

    Am learning a lot

    I am really enjoying all of my classes, both on campus and the online classes.

  • 04/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Parents, Busy, in between High School and University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early to ensure the good classes.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot cheaper than any University, this is a great option for getting started.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the South Campus and how diverse it is and how the layout resembles more of a college than a High School.

    Am learning a lot

    This community college is a great transition from High School to a University, the classes are not on the same level as a University but I am still learning a lot.

  • 04/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    This college will go to any lengths to assure your success.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those unsure of direction for the future, looking to get general courses out of the way before transferring to a 4 year university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use resources given to you.

    Bang for the buck

    The professors are extremely knowledgeable. I wish someone would have recommended a community college for me before getting deep in debt with students loans through private universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not my favorite place to be, but for a community college they try to get the students involved through various activities.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are quite challenging and won't let students glide through. They expect a lot and desire to see you succeed. Most of the professors are willing to work with the students, but you have to be willing to work hard.

  • 08/02/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    22 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TCC is great for any student, particularly those who are just now starting college or returning after a long hiatus. Any student on a budget (that makes almost all of us) will appreciate the low prices , quality classes, and all the free resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to the registration dates and peruse the classes before the registration date arrives. Classes fill up VERY quickly, especially the ones at the most opportune time slots. The 8 AM classes and the 9 PM classes are usually last to fill, but I don't recommend aiming for those unless you're an early bird or a night owl.

    Bang for the buck

    At $50 an hour (most classes being 3 or 4 hours long), you get more than you pay for. Free tutoring, passionate teachers, and more resources than you can possibly use!

    Did enjoy being here

    The campuses are nice; Northwest is definitely the most aesthetically pleasing. The staff and the majority of the students are helpful and friendly. The library has tons of resources and are always willing to help you find what you need and introduce you to the resources available, which makes taking a full courseload easier.

    Did learn a lot

    Everyone says that junior colleges are great for getting your basics out of the way. I attended TCC NW campus and knocked out all of my basics, as well as some other really phenomenal courses. The teachers enjoy what they do and are eager to help you understand the material.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't do the pull through parking. I don't know why, but the cops throw a fit about that and will fine you.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely an affordable school. I came from UTA, so it's nice to go from paying over $1,000 per class to paying about $150 per class.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Northwest campus is very beautiful and easy to get around, but the parking restrictions are ridiculous. Classes are easy to find though, which is what matters most.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors I've had so far have been, for the most part, willing to help and work with you in order to earn the grade you want.

  • 12/29/2011

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

    24 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All ages...

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to look at all the programs they offer. Traditional as well as Distance Learning.

    Bang for the buck

    Much better alternative than private colleges in the area.

    Will enjoy being here

    Very friendly admissions staff.

    Will learn a lot

    I am excited about my decision. I am ready to start next month

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I'm currently paying out of state tuition but its still pretty decently priced.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm from out of state and don't like the Texas schooling system. It can really screw you over sometimes.

    Am learning a lot

    Most teachers are pretty good. Be sure to check ratemyproffesor.com before though because some aren't that great. The classes ar really informative.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports and the electives are a lot of hard work but fun. There is a disc golf court out in the back of the school.

    Food and Dining

    They do have a cafeteria and the bookstore has lots of snacks and drinks to choose from if you are in a hurry.

    Dorm Life

    That's the best part of Tarrant County College! They don't have any dorms. That way you can stay at home or live in your own apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Go to your classes, that is the only way you can get the best out of your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the degree you are shooting for is what you truely want to do. Stay on task and go to your classes on time when they are scheduled and don't hesitate to ask questions!

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a great way to start out your college experience. It's very cheap and an easy way to get your basics out of the way. The professors are very willing to help you succeed and pass.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police located at each campus. You can always find them patroling the campus parking lot. If you attend classes at night and are afraid to walk to your car, just give them a call and they will walk you to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available to join. They keep the list on the webpage. They even give you the opportunity to create your own club. Its easy to see whats going on with the calendar of events page.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for those on a budget. Students with an undecided major. It is also great for those who are trying to get a feel for college without having to spend a lot of money.

    Bang for the buck

    You get your money worth attending here. There are many campus locations throughout Tarrant County and most of them are on the bus line. The cost of tuition is great when compared to the universities.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of activities for students on campus. There is a calendar of events posted at all times so you won't get bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the campuses are very good, and this is coming from someone who loves to cook.

    Dorm Life

    Tarrant County College doesn't have dorms. The campuses are located close to many different apartment complexes and many are within walking distance or on the bus line.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of tutoring options available to you. Use them they will definitely help. The teachers are very helpful also and they are pushing for your success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tarrant County College is a great college for students just starting out. I feel it is a great way to figure out what you want to major in and to get your basic courses out of the way without having to pay a lot of money.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    gym and basketball

    Tips for prospective students

    go to tcc so cheap

    In three sentences

    its a great community college.is so nearly where i live and so cheap

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    promoted very well. the security of campus and students is a priority.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many

    What to do for fun

    10. there are activities at all times

    Food and Dining

    food is very good cafeteria is open for meals instead of hitting the vending machines all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    tcc encourages all students to do their best and those that are having trouble free assistance is available for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    school is very involved with your learning, work with you to make sure you have all you need to become a successful student at tcc. they really care!

    In three sentences

    enrollment has increased at tcc. the standards for all student are set high for success. weekend college has helped full time workers to enter college.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    a wide variety, dance, art, anime..

    Bang for the buck

    if you take advantage of the classes and truly attend and go for the grade.

    What to do for fun

    there's a couple of competitions going on at all times,dance,basketball,golf,swimming,art. movies shown in lounges,pool tables. cultures are embraced for example national hispanic month, or may day. organizations post events such as bowling for a lower price for students to raise money.

    Tips for prospective students

    plan accordingly; registration and such, lines can get long if you don't. not obligated to buy books at the bookstore so don't. get your moneys worth and attend class.

    In three sentences

    affordable, parking it free! class sizes are small compared to a university, more one on one help. teachers that care.

  • 01/31/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    campus police on campus everyday.

    What to do for fun

    join school organizations, take fun class such as volleyball, boating, scuba diving, etc. many things to do in dfw metroplex area.

    Food and Dining

    good food but kind of pricey.

    In three sentences

    good value. science classes very challenging. nice campus.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    the professors that teach there are very passionate about what they do so they don't neglect you. its small classes so you can have that one on one with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    its cheaper than a university and if you plan on transferring you can get many classes done there. the professors are amazing and there is a campus near you.

    In three sentences

    tarrant county college was a very good experience for me. i still live at home so it would have been hard for me to go to a big university right out of high school. the college has many great professors that are amazing at what they do.

  • 02/10/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    you can hang out at the cafe

    Food and Dining

    it has a cafeterea and a coffe cafe.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    tcc has very good programs and you can transfer yuor credits to other schoools in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to a consluer when you go to sign up for classes.

    In three sentences

    tcc is a very good school. it has very flexable hours. going to this school, i can keep my job,

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe. police patrol campus all the time.

    Greek Life

    no greek life unles you have a cumulative gpa of 3.25

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of activities at convenient times.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students needing to raise gpa, get experience and students needing associates.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing unusual fairly normal campus.

    Bang for the buck

    cheap courses that are worth taking.

    What to do for fun

    join clubs and organizations. they have great options. they also have a rec room.

    Food and Dining

    great food! many choices from a vegan wrap to fried chicken tenders.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms but easy to get to from home.

    Academic Rigor

    not too hard but they definitely prepare you for transferring to a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to your academic advisor once accepted to make a schedule. also i highly recommend visiting helping centers and labs when having trouble.

    In three sentences

    wonderful college to attend to for your associates. they are there to help and have many resources for students. i would recommend this college to all my friends.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are city police on campus at all times. they are a service for the students as well. they will provide battery charges and gas. they can walk you to your car. they patrol the halls and just maintain order on campus in a subtle way.

    Greek Life

    there are clubs that seem that they would be a fraternity or a sorority but they are actually honor societies. no greek row here.

    Clubs and Activities

    i didn't know of many.

    Great for these types of students

    quiet: people go to class and leave. few want to sit and make friends. they want to get in and out and be done. free: if you like to do what you want when you want this is great for you. attendance isn't required many students just go to class to take the test.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a life size chess board. its pretty cool during the nice sunny days there are always people out there playing.

    Bang for the buck

    the classes are $50 a credit hour making a 3 hour course $150. books will cost more that tuition but as i mentioned before not all the professors require the latest edition or require one at all.

    What to do for fun

    there isn't much to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe in the school is actually really good. they have breakfast and lunch. they are open as long as the school is open. the cost of food is equivalent to what you would pay at any mainstream fast food restaurant. i encourage you to try it out. there is a quite a bit of places to eat off campus nearby but thats only if your schedule allows for it.

    Dorm Life

    there is no on campus housing, but there are a ton of apartments nearby and the prices aren't too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are harder than others. some teachers will treat their class as if it is a majors class and others will understand that attendance in their class is a stepping stone to fulfilling a requirement for a specific degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    sign up for classes as soon as they are available to you. don't buy textbooks until you have already been to class. a lot of the times professors will allow an older edition and others don't require the book, and some don't teach out of the book and success in the class relies strictly on class lecture. the urge to skip class will always be there but its in your best interest to be there because if you miss a day you miss so much material that will put you behind real quick.

    In three sentences

    on a scale of one to five i would say tarrant county college is a four. the campuses are equipped with a qualified teaching staff, resources necessary to succeed and an extensive selection of class options. it is difficult to make it into the classes you want or need as you make your way through a degree program because of the availability of seats per class, and only specific classes are offered at certain campuses.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    there isn't a greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a couple of clubs but i'm not apart of any.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who want to get their basics done and save money!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a giant chess board that students can play outside

    Bang for the buck

    not to sure

    What to do for fun

    i don't do anything but attend school here.

    Food and Dining

    there is a cafe

    Dorm Life

    there isn't a dorm life, you live at home or in an apartment

    Academic Rigor

    good academics t

    Tips for prospective students

    i don't have any tips

    In three sentences

    tarrant county college is a great college to attend. it has recently developed into a 4 year college. i would recommend anyone with financial problems to attend this college because it isn't too expensive.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very good

    Clubs and Activities

    they have lots of programs

    Great for these types of students

    with little money and like outside campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    great psychology program

    What to do for fun

    good athletic program and lots of clubs

    Tips for prospective students

    to not take too much of a load and don't pick your major right away

    In three sentences

    my rating is a great . it is affordable and a good school with a great degree plan.the teachers at the school are very helpful. the school is big and a clean campus

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    well going to the library and reading is always fun. the gym is also a great place to meet new people and friends.

    Food and Dining

    the food could use a little upgrading considering i attend the oldest campus of them all.

    Dorm Life

    there are tcc campuses located all over the metroplex dorms are not needed.

    Academic Rigor

    great teachers, hours are transferable almost to any university.

    Tips for prospective students

    well as with any school go to class and do your work, trust me it may be a drag but it all pays off at the end.

    In three sentences

    tcc is a great place to start off, especially if you have no idea what you want to do yet. its affordable, the teachers are great and its close to home. i would greatly recommend students to give it a try especially if they are not sure on there major.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safety only gets four stars because after 5pm, security patrols slow to almost a complete stop, the campus isn't entirely well lit, and not very well monitored. though the security officers are very nice and will walk you to your vehicle if they call, speed dial they're number! also, the campus has emergency beacons placed throughout the buildings and parking lots.

    Greek Life

    tcc has no sororities or fraternities, so if you're looking for greek life, you should be studying a medical field or be a real smarty pants for an academic organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    as a member of a few on-campus clubs, i can say that they're a great environment for students who want to meet other people with similar interests. college isn't just for getting to a degree, you should take time to meet people and be a little sociable.

    Great for these types of students

    in my time at tcc, i've run into every type of student imaginable: busy mom, fresh out of high school, dad looking for a promotion, grandma looking to come out of retirement, veterans in need of an education, the list goes on! tcc caters to a number of different individuals and works with them on an individual basis when needed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    one of the strangest things i've seen yet is the life size chess board outside the student center. there is even a small group of students who play harry potter's wizard chess on the board!

    Bang for the buck

    a four year university will cost you upwards of $15,000 to $20,000! however, you can get the same education by living in the comfort of your own home for roughly $50 per credit hour. i don't know about you, but that's a pretty sweet deal to me.

    What to do for fun

    there isn't much on-campus for fun, but there are numerous sites and attractions in the metroplex that you should be sure to visit outside of class.

    Food and Dining

    the is an on-campus cafe where they prepare the food fresh. it's also fairly healthy and delicious. the chefs behind the cuisine are culinary students at the college, so you won't often be disappointed, or at all, when you're looking for a between class snack or meal.

    Dorm Life

    tcc has no dorms as there are campuses located throughout the metroplex. however, living wi your parents or on your own is always an experience worth having, especially if the cost is $0.

    Academic Rigor

    the is no loss of quality by going to a community college. the only thing you're losing is dollar signs off your tuition! my workload is directly proportionate to my courseload and is completely manageable, even with two part-time jobs and a social life. (i am a full-time student!)

    Tips for prospective students

    just like every other college, tcc has deadlines. keep up with them or you could lose out on going to school or your financial aid. never fear, tcc is on your side and has posted a complete list of deadlines and important dates on their website just for you!

    In three sentences

    don't let anyone fool you, tcc is just as good as a four year university, if not better! perfect for any new-to-college or transfer student. more bang for your buck so to speak.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is not bad, they have a wide selection of snacks in the bookstore as well.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms, but there are many apartments next door to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    for me, it is between three stars and four. as most colleges, it depends on the teachers one gets. most of teachers at tcc are okay, but some are wonderful.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you talk to an academic advisor before signing up for classes. one might think they can take a class, but they actually must take a different required one instead.

    In three sentences

    tcc offers low prices for a good education.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police everywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    It's very affordable. I didn't even have to apply for student loans!

    What to do for fun

    It's in the Fort Worth area. There is Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, a few malls, the stockyards, many restaurants, and a great nightlife scene.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is pretty decent and decently priced.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    While it is a community college and can be easier than your typical university, they do have some pretty rough courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to your classes, they are tough on their attendance policy. Also, if you are doing 8 week courses, they can get pretty rough so make sure you can handle it.

    In three sentences

    Great teachers who are very helpful in what they do. A great place to go to help get core classes out of the way at a very affordable rate. The option of either online course or 8 week courses is amazing- plenty of time for work.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs but I do not know anyone involved in any of them.

    What to do for fun

    I am a nerd and spend all my time studying so I am not sure.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of fast food and places to eat around town.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, I own a home in Keller but the commute is not bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your intended major this can vary. I am in nursing and the sciences are competitive and very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely a great option and affordable to get your basics out of the way.

    In three sentences

    Cost effective, close to home and flexible class times are helpful for those working or with a family. Advisors are not very accurate when wanting to transfer to University. I recommend contacting the university directly I have had great luck with this and was even told TCC had some info incorrect.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus that I am on is patrolled heavily by guards. It also has a contingent of police officers. Escorts to your car are very common at TCCD.

    Great for these types of students

    The school has a very strong foreign group of students. TCCD is committed to the African American population. It also is good for those who wish to go into nursing.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is inexpensive. At $52.00 a semester hour, it cannot be beat. The books are very cheap as well.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs at TCCD. There is also a good gym. There is also students of every age to have fun with.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is good. They have a very good selection of items. The people who run it are very friendly.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dormitories. This is a community college. It focuses on core classes, nursing,etc..

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are more extensive with the material than others. However, they all seem to have a good grasp of the subject. The core classes are taught very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Distance learning is a good way to go as it can give you a class or two to work at your own schedule. My professors are knowledgeable. They also take the time to explain the information in detail.

    In three sentences

    A very good school. The teachers are very good at explaining that material. The service staff answers any and all questions thoroughly.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police will assist you to your car if you want them too.

    What to do for fun

    The northwest campus had a pool room and a big screen television where students can hang out and play games and enjoy themselves.

    Food and Dining

    I've only ate at the northwest campus and the food is decent, not amazing but for the price it's pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Theres no dorms at tcc.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very willing to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you get financial aid don't drop too many classes because it's going to get canceled.

    In three sentences

    I rate tcc a five. It's the only college I've attended but I've learned a lot here. I like how theres llots of classes to choose from, 5 different campuses to choose from and affordable classes and financial aid is a big plus.

  • 04/16/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful with glass classrooms overlooking the Trinity River. The staff was very nice and helpful throughout my tour.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Most of the officers you see there are campus police. Yes they can arrest you if you are doing something against the law. I never saw a broken into car when going there over the years. The men and women of the Tarrant County Police Force are great at their jobs. They even had me think about joining them for a while.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure about this at all. I was never apart of this but I know that there some Greek Life stuff going on. I saw the flyers all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    When I was there the first time I was in the Northwest Theatrical Society. We did things as a group all the time. I noticed other groups and clubs going around doing their things as well. It is a great place to start off at.

    Great for these types of students

    Just out of high school, returning and older students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is 5 campuses to choose from. I have been to all of them just walking around. Northwest has the lake to eat lunch at. Northeast has some great trees to study under when between classes. South has the great clock tower that does the Westminster Chimes. Southeast is a new building that is all together (from what I have seen) and you don't have to go outside if you don't want to. The Trinity River campus is the newest building that was converted from the Radioshack offices.

    Bang for the buck

    Don't be afraid to speak up in class here. The classes are smaller and you can ask questions if you don't understand what is being talked about.

    What to do for fun

    There is the student center if you have a long time between classes. Each campus has a gym that any student can use even if you are not in an athletic class. From what I can tell all campuses also have pool to swim in. The library is a great place to get away from it all as well.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has a caffe that you can get food at. It is a little overpriced but they have to make money doing that too.

    Dorm Life

    Well this is a community college so there is not dorms here. You are at home with your family or staying in your own apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors will help you along the way but keep in mind that they have three to five classes a day to teach so they will not hold your hand. It is a great starting place for those not sure they want to go further in their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for it to be just like high school. The instructors are a little more hands off from my school but they still want to see you succeed in what ever you want to do.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a great place to get started on the way to the rest of your live. It is affordable and is close to where everyone lives with the three campuses. The classes are small enough for the instructors to know and remember you from class to class.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Haven't heard or seen anything bad happen here... pretty good for a county college.

    Greek Life

    I'm in Phi Theta Kappa, we don't do much, so I don't know how the others are.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of these. Choose what interests ou.

    Bang for the buck

    Great teachers and classes for cheap.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations here.

    Food and Dining

    When I first started it was good. Now, it's only half decent.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging, but the teachers are very great at what they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check rate my professors .com for what teachers you want to take. It really does help you make a decision when deciding who to pick for classes.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College has some of the greatest professors. They're all very nice and helpful when learning about new things. Also, it's pretty cheap.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You get texts, fire alarms, officers patrolling, and theses area's set up all around campus where u can push a blue button for help in case of anything.

    Greek Life

    Has some greek life going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always interesting and on-going.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are into school activities they are primarily held around the Student Center building.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student center is the main area to get to know it has mostly everything.

    Bang for the buck

    Your professors put the class books on reserve in the library , so if you cant afford it go read it in the library or even when you forget your text book.

    What to do for fun

    Study on campus or go to the game room , plus there are tons of clubs to join on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes the cafe runs out of food, but they serve a variety of stuff.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here ..

    Academic Rigor

    Biology kicked my butt...studying is the only key to surviving academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply , because plans sometimes change and in case anything its plan B. school is really expensive.

    In three sentences

    TCC has a variety of professors who teach on campus. The campus is very clean compared to other colleges in the surrounding areas that cost a lot of money(ex: Tx Wesleyan)

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Buy your books online

    Food and Dining

    Its cheap and good. They hold a picknik af the end of the semesters with free food.

    Dorm Life

    Dont have any Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are always willing to help. Depending on your classes it can be a little over whelming at times, but alot of teachers give you alot of time to finish major projects or papers.

    In three sentences

    Its a good school to help transition you from High school to colleges. Teachers are great and helpful. Classes are cheaper than a four year college so do your basics here.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Trinity River Campus actually has a very nice cafeteria, although it is a little expensive for the average college student.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not meant to be hard, it's meant to save you money. However, some teachers are much harder than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find current students and ask them about teachers. Some of the teachers are really good and some are really bad, you have to be careful.

    In three sentences

    TCC is an excellent place to go to get your basics out of the way, but not really much else.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As with anywhere you go, you have to be safe. But they do have security roaming the campus at all times.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students young and old. They have night classes for those who have day jobs and day classes for those who don't.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely!!!

    What to do for fun

    They have so many activites planned at the different campus just pick one and join in.

    Food and Dining

    They offer breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria for all the students.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life you can only live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you will study hard and do the work assigned to you, there should be any issues.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are ever confused about something, whether it be homework or general questions, there is always someone to help.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy Tarrant County College. This college is extremley affordable, $52 per credit hour. They have some many degree plans to choose from. If you need to talk to a professor you can, and you probably won't need to make an appointment.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has never been an incident when I feel that my safety is compromised in any parts of the building or surrounding areas.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of different clubs to join. Some are even bizarre. My favorite is PTK.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for high school students who are transitioning into college/university life. The classes are smaller, and the professors are still there to take you through rough rides. Other schools..you're on your own at this point. Professors are only there to teach, how you make it is completely up to you. Not here. You still get a lot of coaching. It's also good for matured students. There are many courses offered throughout school year with wide range of hours and flexibility. If you are struggling financially or with time, this is the school for you. With extremely cheap education, and lots of different courses offered throughout the year, it's your pick to fit it in your schedule.

    Bang for the buck

    The BEST part...the cheapest in tuition I've ever find!!! It's crazy.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of different activities, musical and clubs you can join depending on your areas of interests. There are so many...

    Food and Dining

    They can use a wider selection of food. Hear that Subway's coming...that will be great!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so don't know how dorm life is.

    Academic Rigor

    All the courses and instructors are very reasonable. They are not too hard, not too easy. If you show effort, they will go above and beyond to help their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your job and focus on studying. Prioritize your work, life, and school and you can really have it all.

    In three sentences

    My experience at TCC has been great. I have been out of school for a few years and was a little nervous at getting back..but all the teachers really made it fun to learn again.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Some theft out of cars was reported

    Greek Life

    Some restaurants around are really great.

    Clubs and Activities

    Didn't have time

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The big chess game in the courtyard at NE campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Get more credit hours for the money here. $52 a credit hour

    What to do for fun

    NRH 2o, that's all I saw.

    Food and Dining

    NE campus lacked good fast food around campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm here.

    Academic Rigor

    This is my sixth semester and my challenges have been many, mostly keeping the outside world outside. I'm still looking for a good mentor, and counselor. Most have helped in everything possible, but there is something missing. Probably because most my classes have been online, due to my disabilities. I'm planning on doing more classes at the college in the fall and spring semesters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your counselors, find one you like, check them all out. Read all your syllabus' for each class. Have everything ready for classes..ie...books. Find a buddy, that can help you, vice versa.

    In three sentences

    I have learned a great deal here and am looking forward to completing my degree. Everyone has been helpful and accommodating to my disabilities. The atmosphere is all about learning and helps your dreams come true.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always plenty of cops around, especially on the campuses with the Police Academies. However, there are some notices about motorcycles that were stolen or fancy cars that were broken into, but usually its pretty safe.

    Great for these types of students

    There are a lot of older students, people who wanted to get a degree for cheap and plenty who just are not ready to leave home yet. But its a great place for anybody, really.

    Bang for the buck

    Quality classes, almost all of them transfer in Texas. The tuition is even more worth it if you use all the services they provide, like the career center and the library(use the databases, watch the movies, ask the librarians for help on anything).

    What to do for fun

    Its a rare day that a campus has no events going on, and some of them are really fun.

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast is really good, everything else is overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, but there are so many campuses that there is bound to be one close to home.

    Academic Rigor

    Like many schools, it depends more on the teachers than the school. Some professors make you work for the A, while some basically hand them out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, the good teachers and classes fill up really quickly.

    In three sentences

    Great school, the professors are really awesome and all of the staff are willing to help you with whatever you need. Its a great place to start a college career. Definitely come here before paying the big bucks at a major university.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They help you normally. People tend to be pretty nice there.

    Clubs and Activities

    -Cornerstone Honors---Check them out. -Student Government -Phi Thea Kappa

    Bang for the buck

    They are pretty cheap.

    What to do for fun

    -Leave and visit the area around (interesting food and shops) -Clubs

    Food and Dining

    They do not even have a coffee shop on campus!

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher and class. I found their summer classes fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Get organized -Become active in groups and clubs -Do not give up

    In three sentences

    They are boring. However, they are have many programs if you know how to look for them. I found that other schools were more organized. (this goes for NE only)

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    very affordable for students that cant pay the cost for a four year university yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work, show up for class, and give your teachers respect and you will do great.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college to prepare you for a four year university. The atmosphere is great and the teachers are very helpful. i would give TCC an 8 out of 10.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campuses are really safe and the campus security is always helpful when in need of help locating a building or class

    What to do for fun

    You can join any club of your interest. You could also use the gym or recreation centers provided there for you.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great!

    Dorm Life

    They dont provide dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus before you classes start so you don't feel lost. Find out what kind of tutoring you can get including the hours they are open, and make sure you find places on campus to make copies at or print stuff out.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending this school they have plenty of academic help when needing tutoring in a certain subject. There are many resources to use when needing to print, type or copy any material for class. The Tarrant County College is a great environment for college.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I felt safe on campus. There is always at least three police cars patrolling the campus at all times.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for college freshman who need to adjust from high school to college.

    Bang for the buck

    In district fees are cheap!

    What to do for fun

    Be active with the on campus events offered by teachers.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has average food.

    Dorm Life

    This campus does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    For the most part every teacher I have had at TCC has been knowledgeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, Take notes and you will pass!

    In three sentences

    The college is a A+ in my book. Great community college to start with to get an associates degree or to transfer to a university. Wonderful advisors that help!

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've been attending TCC for two years, and i have never had a problem in the classrooms, hallways or parking lot. There are many campus police throughout the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Its is great for students of low income, you can start in TCC get your basics out of the way, than transfer to a 4 year university. They have small classes, so if you like to interact with other students and the instructor, this is the perfect school.

    Bang for the buck

    TCC is extremely affordable, even without financial help, you can attend the school with no problem. They have plenty of local scholarships, and they also help you find jobs.

    What to do for fun

    They have free workshops, they ones I've attended are the love workshops. You learn about friendships, love relationships and love towards yourself. There are theater performances as well, I have never attended any yet, but I am planning to.

    Food and Dining

    Truthfully I have never ate at the cafeteria, but my friends have and they haven't complained about the food or service. The cafeteria is always clean, and there is usually a large number of student eating and doing homework.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms since its a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at TCC are challenging, but not impossible to complete. A lot of the work is done in class. but some classes do require out of class project, but nothing you can't handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for financial aid, and for classes. Online classes fill up quick, and so do morning classes; also try to get to school at least 15 minutes early, since the closest parking spaces fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    TCC has small classes, so you get to interact with the instructor easily, and you can get one on one help too, which is great. They also have free tutoring, and you can print for free at the library!! The Northwest campus is beautiful, is right next to the lake; during the summer I study outside facing the lake, the view is beautiful and inpiring.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    NSNA- National Student Nursing Association

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The health care campus is brand new (Fall 2011). It is a BEAUTIFUL state of the art campus with the best skills lab in the state!

    Bang for the buck

    You will receive a quality education for a reasonable cost.

    Food and Dining

    There are 2 campuses in downtown Fort Worth. There are a variety of options within walking distance. There is a cafe and a coffee in the main building. On the healthcare campus (3 blocks away) there is a coffee shop and vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    Not provided

    Academic Rigor

    The nursing program is intense but it will prepare you to pass the NCLEX-RN.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind on reading your assignments. The teachers expect a lot but they truly care about their students and want them to succeed. Don't be afraid to ask for help! Everyone needs encouragment at some point!

    In three sentences

    I am currently enrolled in the nursing program at TCC. I am very happy to be a part of such an awesome program! I highly recommend this nursing school to everyone!

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Non-existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    A great, involved student government on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Those students trying to save money while working towards a four year degree. Attending community college and then transferring is one of the best decisions I have made so far.

    Bang for the buck

    Since I'm intending on transferring, I feel this is a great option for me financially. I payed next to nothing for my dual credit classes, and now as a full time college student I am still paying very little for my classes this coming year, yet still getting a good education.

    What to do for fun

    They co-ordinate events with all the Tarrant county college schools in the district, hosting things like end of finals parties and poetry slams.

    Food and Dining

    There is a student union building with a cafeteria, though the food is sub-par. Similar to public high school food.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life at Tarrant County College. No student housing options, every student just commutes to class.

    Academic Rigor

    I took regular college classes there as a dual credit student during my last year of high school. Despite being only 16, I never had any difficulty in my classes. However, I also never felt very academically challenged in the courses I took.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't dismay at attending a community college, sometimes it's the best thing for you. If you transfer to a nicer four year school later, it's not like it's going to say transfer student on your degree.

    In three sentences

    A reasonable choice for students intending on pursuing just a two year degree or for those who intend on transferring to a four year school. It is reasonably affordable, boasts good teachers in many varying subjects. The close knit feel of the college community at this school has been great so far.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    small cafes on the different campuses

    Dorm Life

    no on-campus housing

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, yet the work is not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with a counselor to make sure that you advance as quickly as possible.

    In three sentences

    A great school to gain your basic courses. The tuition is very affordable and class options are beneficial to many different schedules. I loved my time at this school!

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is usually pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    Community college does not have any greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different types and forms of clubs and activities on campus that appeal to even the most uninterested students.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable tutition and many different class types and forms of instruction.

    What to do for fun

    Student organizations and campus events are the place to be for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, but they are not open late at night for like snack bars and things. Food price is reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are as tough as you make them. If you study and stay on top of your assignments you should be able to make an A or B based on your actual grades. The teachers are also very understanding and willing to work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with an academic advisor before attempting to register for classes. They will sit down with you and work out your financial aid and degree plan so that you will start and stay on the right track. Become involved in student organizations because that will ease your transition into college and and make it more enjoyable. Budget your financial aid in case other fees or obligations come up during the semester. If there are opportunities to volunteer or become a student worker participate because those are good ways to build your resume and skills.

    In three sentences

    The best community college I could ask for. Affordable tuition, tutoring available, home atmosphere, tons of student life activities and much more I can't fit in three sentences. This campus has allowed me to grow on many different levels and has made me into a more well rounded person.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't go to the Bistro to eat or chill, it is full of obnoxious fools who bring video games to school and play loud music like they are in High School so annoying.

    What to do for fun

    join a club they really help.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to a counselor Then go to ratemyprofessor.com that will help you get a perfect teacher.

    In three sentences

    It is a place that gives good opportunity Its very affordable and the teachers really care about the students

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go for your basics and then transfer, it saves you a lot of money. Try your best to get an A in every class. Talk to your professors.

    In three sentences

    It is not as bad as it sounds in high school. Tuition is far more affordable for the same courses offered at more expensive universities. Most of the professors are really great.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great! The campus isn't that big and there are always multiple campus police officers on duty.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs to join and most campuses host some type of event at least once a month. There are less clubs than you would find at other schools but that is expected at a community college.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who struggled in high school, cant afford a larger university yet, and those who simply want to stay closer to home for a while.

    Bang for the buck

    You learn a great deal for really cheap. I am an out of county student and it costs the same to attend here as it did to attend the community college in my county. So if you are an in-county student it should cost you less than me!

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of clubs to join and they have a gym. The campuses are all located near cities, so there is a ton of stuff to do off campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is not a ton of choices but the food is great! They are putting in subway's at different campuses this year.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes at Tarrant County College aren't that hard academically, but this is because they are undergraduate classes. For those classes that you may struggle with though, you can go to the learning lab and get tons of help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure Tarrant County College is where you want to go to school, community college isn't for everyone. It is a great school for those students who didn't have the grades to get into Universities or those who could simply not afford it.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College, or TCC, is a great school for the student who still lives at home, or is working. The professors go out of their way to help you pass and seem to genuinely care about each student. TCC is a great place to learn and not get into debt up to your ears!

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Take Bowling for PHED.....which is off campus at Alley Cats Bowling alley in Arlington.

    Food and Dining

    Ok sometimes Subway

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Nursing

    Tips for prospective students

    Great your class early the full up quickly.

    In three sentences

    This is a great College to go for transfer credits. I'm almost finish and will transfer to Texas Woman's Univ. for the nursing program. This school have five locations in Tarrant county with easy enrollment.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police patrolling the area inside and out during all times of the day. There have been some car break-ins, but that is about it.

    Greek Life

    This is a community college if that says anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs vary, but there are some really good and active clubs if you look in the right places.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student is welcome. There are no discrimination among age, race, nor religion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's your general standard community college. There aren't many unusual things about it that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is currently 52 dollars per credit hour. That's 624 dollars for full time! The classes transfer too, but make sure you talk to an advisor first.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs, opportunities for sports, free workout areas for students, nice libraries at each campus, various events (including music performances, plays, and festivals/celebrations), and you will meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    A bit pricey, but the food is good and easily accessible.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but there are apartments around.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some really good and dedicated professors here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyprofessor.com, study in classes that you need to and form study groups, and plan out your schedules for semesters carefully!

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a misunderstood school. It has good programs if you aren't just taking general courses. The general courses are admittedly boring and redundant of high school.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is the greatest and recently the Blue Boxes, help boxes were installed around campus which is a great feature on campus.

    Greek Life

    I have not been interested in the Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I did join some clubs while on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    TCC is great for all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any at this time.

    Bang for the buck

    At TCC you do get more bang for your buck in that tuition is not off the charts.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go see plays, different activities around campus for students to participate in as well as observe.

    Food and Dining

    They do have a great cafeteria area and the food is great as well.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms. I live at home with mom.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been able to keep up with my academics and I was able to be inducted in Phi Theta Kappa; an academic fraternity as well as I was inducted into, Who's Who Among American Junior College Students.

    Tips for prospective students

    TCCNW campus is a very good place to get many of the basic classes completed before transferring to a four year university.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College NorthWest Campus is and has been a great experience for me. The teachers are great and the ones I have had have been extremely helpful. The campus is not so big that you get lost in the system.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's not really much to do, the school could do better with entertainment on campus, but you could go off campus, there is more fun off of campus somewhere.

    Food and Dining

    I give it a 4 out of a 10. There needs to be more variety and the schedule of the cafeteria should be challenged. Not enough time in the day to attend breakfast and/or lunch while having classes ,because the cafeteria closes way too early.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but there are local apartments near by.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are hard, depending on your knowledge of them prior to going to the class, some are a little easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, don't give up, go and with the flow, don't lose focus on your studies ad classes, it'll come back and bite you if you do.

    In three sentences

    Could be better.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police everywere

    Clubs and Activities

    Have a science club but I never went

    Great for these types of students

    Great for studies who want to save a little money before they actually go to a university

    What to do for fun

    Work..lol

    Food and Dining

    Great coffee shop in the book store but that it.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    They are teaching you from your weakest point and build off that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your register for your classes the day registration open like that morning otherwise all the good classes are taking.

    In three sentences

    Tccd is a great campus to complete your basic studies. They have clean knowledgable professors and tuition is affordable. They help you every step of your journey wether you are going to get your degree there or move to a 4yr school they will help get you there.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel as if I am being watched everywhere I go on campus. At the beginning of almost every class an officer comes in and gives information for keeping us safe on campus, by giving us tips and a direct line to them. They also have police phones labeled and littered throughout the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities seems to fall a little short to what I was expecting.

    Great for these types of students

    Working, living at home, or to stay close to home. Great for your getting your basics done for a great price.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do love that the library has the private study rooms.

    Bang for the buck

    I am amazed at how inexpensive and convenient this school is. Working your way through school definitely has meaning here!

    What to do for fun

    They have a great game room in the main building but it is under construction at the moment. In the courtyard they have a life size chess board, so cool, and comfortable seating everywhere you go with flat screen TVs nestled around campus.

    Food and Dining

    They actually just recently put in a Subway and I went there this morning to study and eat breakfast before my test and it was lovely.

    Dorm Life

    This school does not provide dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I know that some schools can be tougher, obviously, but there was not a day that I did not needed to study and keep up with my classes online. It keeps you focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always, always manage your time wisely in college. Also, organization is highly important when keeping up with three, four, five or even six courses at a time. Lastly, do not be late, and do not miss class unless absolutely necessary. So much vital information is giving out at the beginning of and throughout the entire class.

    In three sentences

    While attending TCC NE Campus I have found only one issue; the campus bookstore hours are too short. Other than this the opportunity that TCC offers is impressive. An accredited college with affordable classes and books is perfect for students getting their basic classes while still getting a solid education foundation.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You see a police car almost every time you are set foot on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Never tasted the food they serve

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    In three sentences

    A regular community college nothing special. The teachers I've had in the past are excellent, they care about their students.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's super cheap so thats awesome!

    Food and Dining

    I've never had food at TCC besides the something in the vending machine.

    Dorm Life

    TCC does not have dorms. You must commute to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at TCC are not hard at all. If you want to learn alot, dont go to TCC. But if you want to get your basics out of the way, TCC is where to go!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you register early to ensure you get the classes you want!

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College has definitely improved in the past few years. The classes are pretty easy and the professors are willing to help you. The best part about TCC is the cost!

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many groups you can join and there are always events posted everywhere in the school.

    Food and Dining

    There is food on campus and several places to eat at close by. There is now a subway inside the school along with the cafeteria. There is Cane's, Taco Cabana, In and Out, and Mcallister's close by.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms but there are apartments around that I have heard do give discounts to students.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are bearable if you try but some of the more major based classes do require more work.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be to stay focused. Show up to class because it does effect you over time.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a great school to go to to because it has many opportunities to succeed and also socialize. Most teachers do care and give you an opportunity to pass. The school also has many programs you can be in.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a game center and a student lounge where students can go and play pool and meet new friends!

    Food and Dining

    Subway!

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms at TCC

    Academic Rigor

    If you want easy, sure you'll get by with a C, making the A's, however, costs a little more effort, but if you face it as a competition with every other student, you'll find committing that effort to be actually very exciting!

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you keep in contact with the available student resources, you'll do fine. The councelors are there to help you with any thing you may need to know. There are also various labs categorized by subjects that can help you in certain classes you may have trouble with. These resources are here to help you, your paying for them, so take advantage of them!

    In three sentences

    The most exciting and informative place to go for a junior college, TCC has everything you need to know about where to transfer, what needs to transfer, and what doesn't transfer to your specific school of choice. They can even help you undeclared majors out there find a major that's right for you using personality tests and lifestyle tests. They can even even help you in deciding where to transfer upon graduation based on your personal preferences!!

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Great selection of food choices

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Art and music departments.

    Food and Dining

    Okay cafeteria food for okay prices.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    High school, Part 2. First small steps onto bigger, better ones. Staff is very helpful and approachable.

    In three sentences

    Bland, uninteresting campus. Knowledgeable, engaged professors. Accessible launch pad onto better things.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    79 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that don't have money or for students that aren't ready to make that big move to a university.

    What to do for fun

    Absolutly nothing. There are hardly any activites at TCC and if they are nobody really intends them or they are just too low quality. Basically all you have to do is go to class and go home. Though there are clubs at TCC you can join and a game room open for a mere few hours during the day.

    Food and Dining

    Well food is food at TCC, there is no fine dinning like pizza hut at my campus. It is more like a small cafeteria where you can order a limited choiced of food. My best offer to you is to get food from the bookstore, because it's easier to take with you and is cheaper too if your not looking for a meal but a snack.

    Dorm Life

    Well sorry fellas there are no dorms at TCC. It is a community college and they usally expect people in the community to be attending. Which means that it is close enough to drive from your parents house (if you still live with them)

    Academic Rigor

    There are some great teachers at TCC and some teachers know that your are taking basics. They know that if you are taking an art class it isn't necessarily your intended major but just a class that you need to take for your degree. That is why there not going to be hard on you and expect you to know everything, which is why you will find sometimes a community college to be a tad easier than a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the word community college turn you down. Going to a community college is actually great especially Tarrant County College. It's a very cheap alternative to going to a four year college. I mean why pay for basics such as a speech class for at least triple the cost. I would suggest though checking which classes will transfer at the beginning of your freshman year to make sure which classes will transfer for your intended major.

    In three sentences

    I know many people look down on community colleges because many people think they are are not as respected as other four-year colleges. But I personally have a different outlook after attending one then I did before. They provide a student with a chance to get their basics out of the way for a low cost and provide the experience of college without having to leave town.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    great education and doesn't break the pocketbook.

    What to do for fun

    have not joined any clubs or activities

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging classes. Classes academically challenging enough to keep my interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so that you can get the classes that you want. Great college for doing concurrent college and high school. Earn credits before you graduate high school. Not hard on your parents pocketbook.

    In three sentences

    Every course I could think of is offered here including my continuation in French. The college campus is nearby. Tuition is affordable.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have on campus police, and lots of precautions set in place. This includes phones for emergencies in the parking lots and all buildings.

    Greek Life

    I can think of at least 5 greek organizations on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs with TCCD. I am part of the running club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to realize their dreams.

    Bang for the buck

    We get a lot of education at a mostly affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room with pool tables and things like that and a huge checker board outside.

    Food and Dining

    We have a Subway at the Northeast Campus. I don't know what the food is like at other campuses. I love having healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    Currently none of the TCCD campuses have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I work very hard towards my degree here. They don't sugar coat it, but they help you understand the subject matter very well. I currently hold a 3.23 GPA and made the Honors list in Spring 2012.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get discouraged! If you keep an eye on the end goal you will do well. You deserve it and don't ever let anyone destroy your dreams.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College has been a huge blessing to me. They have helped me realize my dreams and pointed me in the right direction when I had no direction. I love and reccomend this school to everyone!

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the game room and play ping pong. Also you can hit the gym, or pool.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. Breakfast in my opinion is the best. Pancakes are delicious.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at tcc.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what your major is, the better programs tcc has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to work hard, and it will definately pay off. I see alot of students just try to fly by in college. I was one of them until I had my son and found myself years behind in school. Just do your work and try your hardest.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County is an excellent school for students trying to get an associates degree on their own time. There is a very adult atmosphere about TCC. Also the teachers are amazing and are willing to work with the students to succeed.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police on sight at all times to ensure safety on the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for low income students. Also great for anyone living in the area who wants to go to a community college that is close.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not found any unusual traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is pretty resonable when it comes to the costs.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with school friends, join study groups and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    They are working on redesigning the cafeteria. There is a lot of space available for dining.

    Dorm Life

    This school does not have an on campus dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Researching the classes that you want to enroll in will give you an idea towards what you want to take. Making sure you are ready for those courses is your responsibility. Talk to your advisers they can help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your time wisely! It is very important to have time management. If you don't know how to manage your time, you will fall behind which will lead to academic integrity.

    In three sentences

    I think Tarrant County College is a very respectable community college. I would recommend it to everyone! Very nice professors!

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always patrolling.

    What to do for fun

    They have a great gym here with lots of sports activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply for admissions in a timely fashion and to talk to a adviser about your goals.

    In three sentences

    I have been going to TCC for over one year now and have found this school to meet my needs. I am a stay at home mother and the class offerings they offer have made it easy for me to be successful. This school is beyond excellent!

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    At least at NE campus, the po po are always on patrol.

    Great for these types of students

    TCC is a worthwhile two years for students who are still trying to figure out what they want to do or those who want to save as much money as possible.

    What to do for fun

    Volleyball and basketball on Tuesday nights. The volleyball coach is a great guy.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is gross. Fortunately Chickfila and Panda Express less than 10 minutes away.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what professor you get of course, but generally the rigor is not as high as it would be at a four year university. The professors are generally considerate of the apathetic students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyprofessors.com. Do your best even though it's just a community college. Get involved. Register for the classes the afternoon registration opens, but not the morning of since the system is always slow and you rarely get through. It's a pain, but you do have to take the math accuplacer no matter what...just get it over with early on.

    In three sentences

    The general atmosphere is depressing since there are so few students that actually care, but if you're just going for your basics you'll be all right. Just keep the mentality that it's only two years. I think the money saved from the low tuition is worth it. There are some great caring professors, you just have to find them.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    artisits, engineers, science majors, finance, emt, fire academy, military, sports, teachers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is tons of lake front lawn to hang out on. Go eat lunch by the water.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm sad that I have to leave the small town feel of these campuses to transfer to a 4 year university. Any prospective new student will enjoy the amenities. There are so many 2 year degree plans to choose from that cater to any personality.

    What to do for fun

    All campuses offer something different. The Northwest campus is on the lake. Here they offer fun water athletics. There is also a fun rec room on campus with a pool table and even a gaming center. Many clubs are offered as well. There are bulletins around campus with cool events and clubs to get involved in,

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow the parking rules or you WILL receive a fine and a hold on your account. Rent your textbooks. Take a tour before classes start so you are not lost the first few days.

    In three sentences

    This school offers a wide range of associates degree plans. Campuses and classrooms are small and quaint. They are easy to navigate around and teachers are wonderful.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    We have various clubs and volunteer opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on campus, it ranges from Subway to subpar high school cafeteria quality.

    Dorm Life

    No on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Not hard as long as you show up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and you will pass; spend two hours studying each week per class and you'll get an A.

    In three sentences

    Small class sizes make for intimate learning environments. The classes are easy if you show up. It's a great place to get your basics out of the way.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe

    Great for these types of students

    TCC is wonderful for all ages

    Bang for the buck

    yes very affordable

    What to do for fun

    nothing

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying is the most important advice I can give.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a wonderful place to restart your education. As a older student the instructors work with you and understand. It's also interesting to learn with students the same as age as your children.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I love how safe I feel here, that's probably maybe my favorite thing about TCC. Campus police are stationed in the college and you see them driving around the parking lots and parked near entrances all the time. Scattered outside the buildings (and I think I've seen them inside the buildings too) are police call boxes to contact them in an emergency. One more thing is that they provide you with their number during orientation. Safety is a priority for this school.

    Food and Dining

    Other than a Subway and some vending machines, TCC doesn't really have any food and dining. However, your student ID does make you eligible for discounts at some nearby restaurants (at least for the North East campus), so this makes up for it for me.

    Dorm Life

    TCC does not have dorms, so it's difficult to put a rating on it!

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've seen so far as a freshman just starting college, it seems that the classes ARE fairly rigorous. Perhaps not as hard as a regular four year college (I wouldn't know of course, having not attended such a college yet), but still enough to push you to excel. Recent changes in Texas academic laws require strict attendance, and the school is paid by how many students pass their classes, so therefore they want you to succeed without making it too easy.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a great choice for several reasons: It is affordable, the majority of the faculty and staff really care about your education, and all the campuses I've visited have been an overall pleasant experience. A great way to get transfer credits too!

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are very serious and always patrolling I feel very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Several clubs from academic , gay straight alliance, science etc

    Great for these types of students

    Great for out going people who like small class sizes and value education and take it seriously.

    Bang for the buck

    It's about $624 for a semester very good price considering about $20,000 a semester for a 4 year university.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs! They have over 100 clubs just about for everything you could ever imagine.

    Food and Dining

    They have a subway it's very good.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    ALWAYS go to class don't skip because you could miss something important. They are very strict on attendance policy.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is not a bad school. Even though it is a community college you still get the same education as if you were at a 4 year university. The teachers are tough but understanding.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't want to go to an expensive college or to afraid to leave home, TCC is the perfect place to get your basics done.

    In three sentences

    This community college is the most welcoming, near-home college to attend. Since it's a small campus, the classes are easy to find, book store is close by, and everything's cheaper. It also welcomes high school students to get there college credits early.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Campus police phones everywhere and campus police on patrol 24/7 in an already relatively safe area.

    Clubs and Activities

    TCC offers many extracarricular sports and intramurals for students interested in just about everything.

    Great for these types of students

    1. First Time College Students 2. Students looking for a cheaper college experience 3. Students arrempting to work and attend college simultaneously

    Bang for the buck

    TCC has wonderful prices for credit hours in and out of district and state.

    What to do for fun

    TCC offers many extracarricular sports and intramurals for students interested in just about everything.

    Food and Dining

    TCC's bookstore offers only snacks and drinks for class however there are many fine places to eat nearby.

    Dorm Life

    TCC's has no dorms offered.

    Academic Rigor

    TCC's classes are challenging but easy enough to not fall behind or even to get ahead of your class.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't worry enjoy the experience 2. Be prepared and on time to class 3. Study! 4. Find a mentor in your field of study 5. Find study partners in class

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College Is a great choice both for students with undecided majors and who are just looking to get their basics done. Its cheap credit hours make it ideal for the student right out of high school unsure of their plans or future. The small student to prof ratio inspires critical thinking from students unused to the college lifestyle.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Nrh20 across the street, and mountasia. Full gym if basketball is your thing.

    Food and Dining

    Subway for the dining.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, unless you count the near by apartments that offers rent specials for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really hard others can be passed with minimal effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your degree path is correct, study hard and go to class!

    In three sentences

    Good starting school, friendly environment, good profs to help when your not sure about something.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If you need help, you can find a cop easily.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 40 clubs, you can definitely find the right one that fits you. I suggest joining Leadership Academy because it's free, and it'll help you more in the future.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to universities, TCC's tuition is a pretty good deal.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs. Join them! Also, there are different events held throughout the school year. You can check out the boards or the dry-erase board in the Student Activities Center in the ESCT Building.

    Food and Dining

    If you're hungry, there's a Subway.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on your classes and your skills. While math is boring for me, it can be very difficult for you. But if you ever need help, there's different lab/rooms available for you to receive any help.

    Tips for prospective students

    -When applying for FAFSA, if you have a job, check the link to the IRS. This will make your life so much easier. -Join a club! This will look good on your resume and you get to meet more people. -Become friends with at least one of your classmates. Then, you'll enjoy college more, -Introduce yourself to the faculty. Give a smile, firm handshake, and an introduction. Then, a door of opportunities will open up for you. -Have free time? Work on campus or help out for volunteer hours. -Have trouble balancing everything? Ask for help. -Talk to an academic advisor BEFORE you pick classes. -Check out sites or ask your friends to see which professors are good.

    In three sentences

    It's cheap. It's flexible; you can manage your schedule accordingly with your work schedule. It's what you make it out to be.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Parents going back to school, not fresh out of high school kids.

    Bang for the buck

    My friends who are studying at universities seem to be on the same track I am academic-wise. Classes are much cheaper at community college.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much.

    Food and Dining

    All there is is Subway, which gets old very fast.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I've only been studying here for about a month, therefore I haven't had any extensive assignments. Everything has been fairly simple so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    This campus may seem overwhelmingly big, but after a few days of classes you get a good feel for where everything is. Be prepared to not get much help from the counselors/advisers.

    In three sentences

    My professors all seem to be credible and respectful teachers; they seem to have our best interest in mind and are very helpful. The campus hasn't provided many social activities, which was something I was looking forward to. The counseling department is very unhelpful and does not encourage lots of questions. Professors: 8/10, overall campus: 7/10, counseling: 4/10.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is guarateed. It is right across from a jail and police station so we are full of campus officers.

    Food and Dining

    It has great food and very clean kitchen. We also have very respectful cooks!

    Dorm Life

    We have no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip is to go to trinity Campus. It is the best out of the 6 we have.

    In three sentences

    It really depends on the campus. Trinity Campus I give it a 10 mainly because its safer and had good technology as for Northwest Campus they need to update there technology.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very high security!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Greek Life

    Very little. This is a get in and get out college. Not much greek life, since it isn't a university.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs and activities, name a club they have it, or if they don't you can make a club!

    Great for these types of students

    If you can stay on track and get your work done without someone holding a brick over your head, this is the college for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pastries with the President. First week of school everyone has a free breakfast with the staff and president to kick off the new semester.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your moneys worth at Tcc, it is very cheap. They cut off prices but definitely not in academics!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Trinity River Campus, since its downtown lots happens. And there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Trinity River has a Cafe with many different personalized food options. This ranges from a full salad bar, to different chef stations preparing made to order food in front of you.

    Dorm Life

    Not any dorm living here

    Academic Rigor

    This is a great school but its definitely not too hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for students would be to very seriously consider coming to TCC to get basics out of the way. TCC is not a hard school, and there are some GREAT professors here.

    In three sentences

    I rate Tarrant County College very highly. This is a very affordable way to complete your schooling without being at a university. The professors are great, and care very much that you succeed.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get involved while on campus. Join a club or organization. Tarrant County College has intramurals if students are interested in sports.

    Food and Dining

    There's a Subway on campus and plenty of restaurants to check out around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The course difficulty strongly depends on who is the instructor. The longer you wait to register for classes, the harder the courses will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your counselor often and get the best experience you can while you're here. Talk to your instructors often and don't be shy, get to know your class mates because you will need them.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is affordable and the college geared me to my interest in journalism. In my three years working for The Collegian, I've worked as a campus editor and a feature editor, allowing me to familiarize my self with the student body and administration. Most importantly, all my credits transferred to another university.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus. There are always security and even a few cops who are always patrolling. They are more than willing to help if ever needed, and just want to keep the school safe. I have never felt like I was in any danger.

    Greek Life

    There is some Greek like on campus but I would not say it is as big as a university Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus. You can really join just about any club you want.

    Great for these types of students

    TCC is great for any student, but especially for those worried about how they will pay for college. Its even a good start for students who are scared of starting off in a huge university.

    Bang for the buck

    I was one of the students who was completely against going to a community college, but as I have been attending I realize it is not any different from a university. You take the same classes and save a lot of money too!

    What to do for fun

    On campus you can find just about any club imaginable!

    Food and Dining

    The campus does offer a cafe for students to enjoy, or even just to study in.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics for TCC are up to par with every other school. Some students come to get transfer credits, but many will stay for four years. The classes are also just the right size, not to big but also not to small.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would give TCC a try. Many students go to community colleges and it s a great start to get the feel of the college environment.

    In three sentences

    The Tarrant County College District is he nicest community colleges I have seen. The campus is always taken very good care of and the school environment as a whole is very welcoming!

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food on campus isn't that bad at all. If I am running late and I wasn't able to grab food , I will eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms on this campus.

    In three sentences

    This is a very good Community college to attend. You can get a great education for a fraction of the cost of a major university.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe in my experience.

    Greek Life

    I had no experience with this part of the college, but I am sure that it was up to the standards of the rest of the school.

    Bang for the buck

    I felt like I was definitely getting much more than I paid for. At first rate college experience, without the outrageous university prices.

    What to do for fun

    Being in the middle of Ft. Worth and Dallas, i was never starved for a social life. There is always something to do with these two thriving cities so close by.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like the classes were very engaging, and I am glad to have had some enthusiastic and challenging teachers. I especially want to praise Mr. Paul Sexton, he made learning fun for me again!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that when you start your first semester to not overload yourself. I learned that lesson the hard way, but have been very successful since then.

    In three sentences

    I love, love, love my school! All of the faculty and staff are very helpful, and approachable. I have also appreciated the small class sizes.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i havent had any problems except my iphone got stolen.trifflin!

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    ive seen my friends around and they are always up to somthing with the school

    Great for these types of students

    great for anybody honestly

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that ive found except the crazy statues

    Bang for the buck

    its a very cheap cc college and very respectable for transferring students

    What to do for fun

    there are a bunch of really cool elective classes check it out!

    Food and Dining

    they got a cafeteria and now a subway i hate subway so whatever

    Dorm Life

    no dorms but apartments close by

    Tips for prospective students

    just go there and choose what u wanna do while your already chances are youll need your basics anyways

    In three sentences

    Its a great cheap school to come to if you live in the area. whether you are going for your associates or planning to transfer there are many opportunities. the school is always changing for the better and has some amazing teachers

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    103 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I see cops at the Northeast campus all the time. Always driving around. The sergeant has even come into a couple of my classes to talk about safety.

    Food and Dining

    They've changed the dining at the different campuses over the years. At first it was just something quick to grab and eat. At the South campus, you can grab a burger and fries or some chips and cookies. At the Northeast campus, they have a subway.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for TCC.

    Academic Rigor

    Sufficiently challenging in most cases. There might be a class or two that seems pretty breezy, but those classes were things that seemed pretty common sense to me.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to stay on top of the financial aid offices and the counseling offices. I've found this to be true for 2 of the campuses so far.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    104 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police circles the campus all through school afters even when the school is closing, i feel safe at night.

    Greek Life

    Im not in one.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven'tbeen able to join but they have alot of great clubs that you can get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great to come here first especially if you not ready to go to a 4year college.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is so much cheaper then the universities.

    What to do for fun

    TCC plans alot of activities on campus that the students can enjoy, but they also have a game room with a pool table it's great.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and i love the student center. You can go and relax after or before class starts.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    They try to help anyway they can but they are strict when it comes to academic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time out to ask question thats why they are there. Make sure you study the material before class that will help.

    In three sentences

    I love TCC the teachers make sure you understand everything they are teaching and if you do not then they take the time out of their schedule to help you as much as they can.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    105 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ID badge/card is required by all students and staff.

    Greek Life

    none on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    off campus

    Great for these types of students

    Any, it's a great school/

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The English building has art lining the halls

    Bang for the buck

    Very worth it, the classes help you prepare for life in the workforce.

    What to do for fun

    living off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty challenging, but easy if you pay attention and follow the syllabus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work, otherwise, you'll dig yourself into a hole you can't get out of.

    In three sentences

    The classes are easy to understand, and the teachers are relatable. Campus is easy to access for students. Homework and essay help is available.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are officers and security on campus and phones in place with a direct line to their offices.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to join. I, myself joined the Tcc Christians organization and the socio-psych club this semester.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who need something affordable and flexible while pursuing an associate's degree.

    Bang for the buck

    I find the school highly affordable as I am a resident of the county.

    What to do for fun

    This campus has a lot of activities and clubs to take part in. Every so often they do an expo to let students know what they can get into.

    Food and Dining

    They have a number of restaurants and food places around the campus, and have recently put a Subway in the school. There are a bunch of vending machines as well as a school book store where you can find various thing to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor you experience of Tarrant County College SE campus really depends on what classes and professors you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that prospective students who plan to transfer to obtain a Bachelor's degree keep in touch with counselors, school coordinators, and other faculty members that can make sure they stay on the right track to easily make the transition t their school of choice.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County Community College Southeast campus is a very good school to look at attending. It is relatively affordable, has nice facilities, and puts a number of passionate educators at the disposal of the students. I am enjoying my time here.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 192

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I give TCC a ten. They have great professors and tutors. Professors are always open and available.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    108 of 192

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Gym??? Indoor pool????

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is nice with some options. If you have Celiac's disease or are gluten intolerant like myself, then you're better off packing a lunch. There aren't many options for food allergies.

    Academic Rigor

    Reasonably easy, but you do have to think. :P

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up your professors on Rate My Professor or Pick A Prof. Some of the professors are great and helpful and answer questions as soon as humanly possible. Others are bipolar and unreasonable. Make sure to look them up before you sign up for their class!

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice. The faculty is polite and willing to do help out. Police officers are on every corner, so I feel super safe leaving my night classes. The professors are either really great, or bipolar and unreasonable. I've had fantastic professors who answer questions and help out with whatever they can; then there are those who hate you and do everything humanly possible to not give you an A.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    109 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are fun and interesting, I recommend joining one and there is one for everybody.

    Bang for the buck

    If you just want to get core classes out of the way this is the best place to go.

    What to do for fun

    The library has everything from every genre and plenty of computers for everyone. The gym has good equipment, big locker rooms and classes so anyone on any level can have access. Plus your downtown so after school you can walk to anyplace you want to.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has good food but the prices could be a little bit better

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers do a good job at getting the students involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your considering going to school at TCC just know what kind of degree you want so you can take the apprpriate classes.

    In three sentences

    The Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus is very nice and up to date. I have never had a bad instructor and none of my classes have been too difficult to handle. Everyone I've met since I started have all been very cool.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    110 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Very Social and Healthy food (Subway)

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    111 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    TCC has a small Bistro that includes a subway, which is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms on the community campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are smaller which makes it easier for you to receive more one on one time with your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take on more than you can handle. Always check out your professors on ratemyprofessor.com. Get plugged in on campus, it will make the community college experience feel more like a university and you won't feel as if you're missing out.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the Tarrant County College District at an eight. The classes are a good size. There is plenty of opportunity to get to know your professors.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    112 of 192

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at the northwest campus, and there are always security cars roaming around all the campuses so I never feel threatened.

    Greek Life

    There isnt any greek life. But we do have Phi Theta Kappa which is an honor society for all commuinity and juior colleges based on academic merit, its a great orgaization! Offers lots of voluteer oppurtunites and access to scholarships!

    Clubs and Activities

    each campus has a student activites room and you can find out more information about what clubs are available in that campus and which interest you. At northwest we just started our chapter of student government association! There are also many more spanish club, poetry club, student leadership stuff, be sure to check them out! Its a great way to meet people with similar interests!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to save money and want to get the basics out of the way!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Trinity is by far the nicest campus, however my favorite is northwest I think the people and staff are nicer there and actually want to help you out! TCC also offers a great nursing program!!

    Bang for the buck

    Taking your basics at a community college is a great way to save money its the exact same credit and everything as a four year college and you pay way less!

    What to do for fun

    There are always great events happening for TCC. We have a lot of fundraisers and awareness days so they always give out free popcorn and have someone talk it depends on which campus you go to though.

    Food and Dining

    All the campuses have subway so it gets kinds off blah sometimes except the trinity campus, they have a different caterer which provides anything from pizza, to subs, to frappacinos.

    Dorm Life

    TCC does not offer dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The actual coursework varies from professor to professor but if you're taking anatomy and physiology, chemistry, or any science class or upper level math class don't expect them to be any less lenient than a four year school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared, just because its a community college doesnt mean the coursework is any less easier, don't expect just to coast by and hardly do any work. However, it is easier to learn a subject because there wont be 100 students in a class, so take adavantage of that as well as the resources that the campus offers, like math and science tutoring labs.

    In three sentences

    TCC is definitely a cheaper alternative than a four year college or junior colleges. They have plenty of locations all over the fort worth area; their campuses are very nice. Most teachers are great here and the small teacher to student ratio is perfect for the transition into college.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCC has numerous emergency stations around campus that calls the campus police by the press of a button. Campus police are on call 24/7 and their cars are seen often around campus with the emergency number on their squad cars. If you have an emergency and you're not near one of the emergency stations, that' s the number you call.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous Greek organizations, one of which I'm very interested in joining is Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society which focuses on academics and community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many clubs and activities I can't even begin to count them. There's bound to be something for any student who wants to be involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a big chess board in the middle of the courtyard that students are free to use throughout the day.

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting a great education by qualified professors a lot cheaper than most universities. Getting my AA at TCC is cheaper than most universities, so I'm definitely getting more than my money's worth here at TCC.

    What to do for fun

    TCC has countless clubs and organizations to choose from, so it's easy to get involved with a group of people with similar interests to hang out and have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    The NE campus (not sure about the other campuses) has a Subway in the student union building.

    Dorm Life

    TCC doesn't have dorms, however there are nearby apartments by the NE campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the teacher and how hard the student is willing to work. However, for the most part, as long as you stay on top of notes, homework, and projects, getting a good grade in the class is very possible to achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose back-to-back classes that are in nearby buildings so you're not all over the place all day, find your classes before the first day of school, and if you have questions about anything, there are plenty of people in the student union building, or your professors who are there to help you find the information you need.

    In three sentences

    I go to the NE campus and I really like it because it made the transition for high school to college really smooth. The campus isn't too big to the point of intimidation, but big enough to where it doesn't seem like going to 13th grade at another high school. I am receiving a quality education for very little money compared to most universities.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Low-income, or anyone who wants to save money.

    Bang for the buck

    Very, very affordable. At the moment, I think tuition is $55 per semester hour for Tarrant County residents, and $85/hour for non-residents.

    What to do for fun

    THerer is a game room, library, and a gym room with a swimming pool.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria, a Subway, a coffee shop, and a well-stocked bookstore.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to work hard. It is college. But it's not a very hard transition from high school

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you research a teacher at ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for his/her class.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is an excellent community college. It is affordable, and the campus is beautiful. It also has excellent teachers and is a fairly easy transition from high school.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is on campus police and security officers in all parts of the buildings, as well as emergency phone booths in almost every entrance and exit to the buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    I am so excited to be a sophmore in college about 10 years ago i got off with the wrong crowd. I quit school , and started doing drugs. My mother cried day in and day out worried sick about me because not only was i on drugs really bad i also had an abusive boyfriend. I was in the streets for about 5 years. I have know been clean for almost 5 years. I am so thankful for my family for supporting me and for God bringing me so far I am truely blessed beyond measures. Tarrant County College has kept me in good spirits, because they are so friendly and helpful and make you feel at home.

    What to do for fun

    I spend time with my family since i stay so far away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    I give this school 5 stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students are very helpful and extremely friendly.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is like home to me. This is my second year here, and everyone is so friendly and helpful. You never have to worry about anything this school is totally awesome.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The student union building's upstairs has a game room and several other miscellaneous rooms. It's quite nice going up there.

    Food and Dining

    There's a Subway in the cafeteria, that's about it.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't a dorm here, it's a community college, essentially.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to devote a lot of time to your classes, regardless of where you go to school.

    In three sentences

    TCCD is a good intro college. It gets you into the mindset of college. The people there are all very helpful.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who need special schedules due to work, kids, etc. Flexible class times, online courses, and also weekend college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I didn't know this my first semester but they have open mike nights, movie nights, art exhibitions, and many more interesting things.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved you'll find something interesting to do.

    Food and Dining

    Never really eat at school, except for vending machines since I was always in a rush to leave, but I've they got some good stuff. And the free donuts in the morning really helped!

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers were very nice and helpful, treat you with respect when given and care about you doing great academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go to class, don't fall behind, and you should be fine.

    In three sentences

    High school-sized classes helps because its tough to keep up sometimes. Great flexible schedules, with weekend college too! Most teachers are very nice.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Work out at the gym and study up with friends at the library. You can also meet new people if you choose to chill upstairs where all the seats are.

    Food and Dining

    TCC has a bookstore, a Subway and several vending machines. Although it can't compete with the dining at UTA, it's something!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you take great professors, you'll do fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fool around your first semester. You'll end up either failing or dropping all of your classes. Get serious and get acquitted with the professors. You're going to need letters of recommendation!

    In three sentences

    Although TCC is just a community college, the majority of its professors are extraordinary and incredibly talented. From musicians to master chemists you will find it all. TCC is a friendly, enjoyable environment and its staff does everything in its power to help you get into the university life.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Due to Tarrant County College being a community college there aren't many different activities to do on campus besides studying in the library. There are different groups to join though for different activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining at the campus was very convenient to me because there was a Subway in the same vicinity as the library. Although I wasn't very excited about it because I found it to be the only place to eat at on campus. Fortunately, there are many places off campus that are nearby to go eat at.

    Dorm Life

    Due to this college being a community college there was no dorm life available.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor there like I said before was not too difficult but also not too easy, but I think that all varies with the different courses that you decide to take and Tarrant County College provides many different courses to choose from. From my own personal experience there I found it to be not too difficult. With that it is very easy to transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main tip that I would give for prospective students would be to just attend the classes and build a relationship with your professors. I feel as if one of the main reasons I did so well there was because I made it a priority to have a relationship with my teachers just so I could make it easier on myself with learning the material.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College was a very positive experience for me and I strongly advise anyone that is considering this college as an option to go ahead and enroll. There, I realized several different opportunities while I was there and found the courses not too challenging but also not too easy. Overall I had a great experience at Tarrant County College and in leaving there I am very prepared to continue my future on at the University level.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is usually interesting conferences and speeches here and there such as The Love Conference where students learn about the reality of romantic relationships.

    Bang for the buck

    This is one of the most affordable colleges in Texas with a current $52 dollar charge per credit hour for Tarrant County residents.

    What to do for fun

    The Northwest campus has a game room and a separate room with couches and TV. There is also a gym to exercise. Most people go off-campus to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    I attend the Northwest campus and the food is overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Since this is a community college there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be extremely difficult while others are extremely easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beware of buying from the bookstore! E-mail your professors to inquire about buying older editions of the required text and purchase these items online. Visit your professors during office hours to establish rapport and seek guidance. Lastly, keep in mind that this is a commuter school so to have a social life befriend your classmates and invite them out rather than expecting a social life to be established at school.

    In three sentences

    Along with being one of the most affordable community colleges in the state of Texas, Tarrant County College also offers educational value for the money that is spent. Class sizes are small and professors are warm and engaging. There are six campuses around the Dallas/Fort Worth area that make the college very accessible to attend.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The officers are very concern about the safety of the students, and will walk you to your car if needed.

    Greek Life

    There are a few that they offer.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and organizations to fit anyone lifestyle.

    Great for these types of students

    Returning students, recent graduates of high school, middle age, and the elderly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The waterfall on the Northwest campus is beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money worth for the education that you receive.

    What to do for fun

    There are various clubs that you can join, or attend one of the many plays that are performed.

    Food and Dining

    These campuses have gotten rid of the kitchen style, and now have Subway on all campuses. The dining area where the students sit and eat at are very comfortable. They have tv's in all of the lobby's and there are quiet places sprinkle throughout for studying.

    Dorm Life

    This campus doesn't have any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are good. The teachers that I have had, knows what they are teaching and really good at breaking it down to a level where the students can understand. Most of them are very personable and approachable.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is to get all required information turned in as soon as possible. Go up to the campuses and walk around to get a feel of the campuses. Compare this school price to other schools in the area, and you will see that this is the best choice.

    In three sentences

    I really like it here at Tarrant County, they are degree oriented, and really care about the students achieving their degree. You still get the university feel, but without the large classrooms. The staff is very knowledgeable about the subjects.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth going to a community college to save money in the long run.

    Food and Dining

    I live at home, so the food is always great.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The work seemed at the same level as high school, which I did not expect. Compared to my fellow classmates, they seemed to have a much more difficult time adjusting to the amount of work and studying they had to do. Certainly, in some classes the studying seemed like a lot, but the work was worth it because the teachers made me want to work hard for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I know that going to a community college may not have been what you had in mind, but it certainly makes the transition from high school to college easier. And in the end, saving money makes it less stressful when transferring to a four year college.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    pool table room and outside chest table on northeast campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is great and always fresh. nice televisions to watch. quiet area.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would pick this school to go to first to start off our college experience.

    In three sentences

    Every time I go to get help in their offices, they make me feel welcome. All the teachers and students here are full of energy. It seems like they really care about their students.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I enjoy skating

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a point of attending the new student orientation and taking the transition to college course as on of your first course since it will shape you into being focused .

    In three sentences

    It is a great school which has a very nice new student orientation program. They also offer a transition to college course for new students from which one learn`s a lot on time management, prioritizing and creating schedules. The prepare one for a great study time in which ever program one chooses to enroll in

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    do everything early!

    In three sentences

    It is a great school academically. It as many campuses and a variety of degrees. however you need to know your way around.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Busy work scheduled students, students needing to save as muhc money as possible

    Bang for the buck

    You wont find anything cheaper for an associates degree plan

    What to do for fun

    They have ping pong tables, gym, racquetball is my favorite, and they have poetry clubs, and more.

    Food and Dining

    All they have is subway, so if you dont like expensive sandwiches, there are a lot of other food places down the street.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a college credible school, everything here counts just as much as any other university, so take it seriously.

    In three sentences

    I really do like this school. It is a great place to start college for those who want to save money and still get the same credibility! Also the teachers here are very determined to help you in any way they can.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police on the campus are ever vigilant and will be there with the push of a button on the campus phones or a phone call away.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities to choose from. From gaming, to film appreciation, to health occupation. Lots of clubs and little time.

    Great for these types of students

    Good for commuter students and those are working full time/part time.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the best bang for the buck schools in this area. You get to transfer credits in, the class sizes are small, and everyone is willing to help out as much as they can.

    What to do for fun

    Ultimate frisbee, golfing, swimming, the weight center, and all of the clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Pack your own or swing by the cafeteria to grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Sciences here have some of the best professors I have ever had the pleasure of taking. They are in no way here to give you a freebie. Study hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to study every day. Don't forget that being a student is a full time job. Read your chapters and study your notes. Flashcards can also be a good way to remember what you need to know.

    In three sentences

    Has a great atmosphere that lets you easily transition to a 4 year university. The professors here are very helpful. You can always find something to do or someone to help you.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its a pretty small school compared to a lot of other colleges out there so the smaller area with a lot of cops will generally make it pretty safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Right now I attend a public speaking club, and I preferably like it just because I love to speak in front of crowds and get my opinions and ideas heard.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for the students that are new to college (young and old) because your not overwhelmed by huge intimidating classes or the unneeded drama that occurs when you are living in a dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    The extremely cheap prices are very appealing that make it easier on the pocket. And the cheaper cost doesn't mean that its a low rate school either.

    What to do for fun

    On a daily basis (which I consider fun) I workout and share workout ideas with my friends, which mainly consist of gym rats just like myself.

    Food and Dining

    The southeast campus that I attend has poor food selection but what do you expect to see when going to a community college. The only thing to eat their is subway and the taste can be burned out pretty quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the classes are not to overbearing, but it does wake you up from the high school experience to the college one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your mind right and don't let any of the nay-sayers tell you different this is still a college and cannot be treated as a measly small high school. '

    In three sentences

    It has a some what of a high school feel to it, but its great to see that there is a melting pot kind of environment. The teachers are helpful and you can actually get to know them personally instead of someone who just stands up in front of 40+ students and lectures. It has beautiful architecture at the Trinity campus and is a sight to see.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Right now we only have Subway on campus, but not too far from two nice cities.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Not too stressful for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely the best for your money.

    In three sentences

    TCC is a wonderful environment to start your higher education! Wether you just graduated high school or have been out of the education game for a while, TCC has laid back, low stress classes to help you on your way. The friendly staff and students make TCC feel welcoming.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join some of the clubs/organizations. They are very fun and you do a lot of events and volunteering

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are very expensive. So if you go to the trinity river campus go down to seventh street to eat or go downtown to all the wonderful restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because this is a community college does not mean it is easy. The professors will challenge you. Make sure to do all your homework and study constantly. If you need help or do not get something meet up with your professor they will help you. Also make study groups with your classmates.

    In three sentences

    I love Tarrant County College. The professors are amazing. They will help and meet up with you whenever you need it.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I got to say that I love the safety at this campus. There is always a way to get help, either from pressing a button that calls a cop/security guard, to personnel on campus to watch out for crime.

    Greek Life

    No idea.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty to pick from.

    Great for these types of students

    Sociable! There is always a group of students talking about something. And there is a wide range of degrees you can pick from. Love that!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes there's a person walking around in the longhorn outfit.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not going to give 5 stars because that would mean I was going for free! But I can say that you would save money by going here instead of a University.

    What to do for fun

    There is a whole list of club one can attend here. Pick the one that is right for you.

    Food and Dining

    Healthy living is always on their minds. Subway is just a walk through the front doors.

    Dorm Life

    Can't say that I know sense I live with my parents.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't want to say this college is hard, for once someone sees that, they tell themselves they can't do it. Every teacher is different, sometimes the teacher will work with you or is just trying to get their hours. That's part of life and depends completely on the individual. But if you ever need help, there are so many places to get it. I am horrible with math. Most are. So I am always saved by the Math Lab, free and open all the time!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to as many scholarships as you can! Whats the worse they can do, say no? Never know if you don't try. Study! I went into college thinking I wouldn't need to study. College is different and more fast paced. And if you're paying for your own education, save up now and whenever you can. Those text books will kick your butt.

    In three sentences

    Wonder school with staff that is willing to help students, young or old, find what is right for them. They take their time, work with you, and it's a calm lovely place to attend.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Got to Masquerade Balls, Talent shows, and school dances.

    Food and Dining

    There pretty good, just expensive.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't have the best transcript at TCC, but I put in work and effort to graduate from there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. Professor's care about you and always are willing to help. Always try your best.

    In three sentences

    There always willing to go far and beyond to help their students. Nothing compares to their awesome tuition rates. Everyone deserves a chance.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the professor. Not all courses were challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest you visit with your advisor whenever you feel the need or have questions rather than trying to figure out your course plan by yourself.

    In three sentences

    I so far have enjoyed my time here at TCC. They are very helpful and assist you in all that you need. This is a great school for one to get transferable credits such as I am currently trying to obtain.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police all the time, and safety polls through out the campus to call campus police.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Multiple types of clubs to get involved in

    Great for these types of students

    Students on a small budget. Students who ave children depending on them. Students who did not graduate on the recommended plan or distinguish. Students who did not do well in high school and/or did not score high on the SAT or ACT

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the marine creek lake is nice to sit by

    What to do for fun

    Nothing on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Only restaurant on campus is Subway, but the school store does have frozen food that can be purchased. And driving distance to multiple restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the ins and outs of the buildings to prevent getting lost, utilize the free printing in the library and meet up with a guidance counselor when needing help planning academic semester or any questions about school.

    In three sentences

    Close to home. Extremely cheap. Transition from high school to 4 year university.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never had an issue and they send out email notifications if there is ever an issue.

    Greek Life

    Kinda boring. Have to keep with the events if you want to be part of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Some clubs offer a lot of opportunity to be social and serve the community, others don't even answer emails or hold meetings. Looks good on a college application though.

    Great for these types of students

    Great to get the basics out of the way. The teachers are passionate about what they teach.

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the classes are worth it if you get the passionate teacher, but I had to take 2 of the same classes because they wouldn't give me the credit for the 1/2 course and the books are too expensive. Try Boundless.com for books or rent a hard copy at Chegg.com.

    What to do for fun

    Play pool/billiards, if they're ever open, swim, if you have the time, or sit on computer social networking. Outside of school, anything else.

    Food and Dining

    Haven't had the cafeteria food, other than donuts on club booth day, but the Subway food is good. :)

    Dorm Life

    Off campus so no review. TCC doesn't have dorms.....

    Academic Rigor

    Basic classes were super easy and college major classes were ok if you studied. Most teachers were there to help if you need it and if not, then they had labs where a passionate teacher would help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the courses and especially the teachers at RateMyProfessor.com. Go see the advisors for your department of study. The general advisors won't always know what steps you need to take to continue your degree plan.

    In three sentences

    The courses are easy if you do your work. They are really a hit or miss-sometimes you get a good teacher and sometimes you don't.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I am the current Historical Society president and the club life is goooood.

    Great for these types of students

    All types would be happy here.

    Bang for the buck

    YES, BANG! The tuition and average costs are fair.

    What to do for fun

    School clubs! There is usually a video game playing the the cafe area too!

    Food and Dining

    They have great food and a nice cafe!

    Dorm Life

    Sorry, no on campus living here!

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent teaching staff!

    Tips for prospective students

    Give your best effort when choosing classes that you will continue giving your best in.

    In three sentences

    Great teachers make learning easy. The campus location makes everything convenient. The amount of resources available to the students is amazing.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They've had a few run-ins from surrounding area. However nothing directly tying into the school, it just seems like outside incidents find their way on campus. Always cops on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable classes

    What to do for fun

    Relatively close to Six Flags, other than that the campus is made for learning. They have a track if that interest you.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of places to eat around the campus. There is a Subway on-campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It all comes down to your teachers. Some of the teacher that teach at TCC are from some of the more prestigious schools and will carry that experience over to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to your classes and ensure you are sticking to your college plan (visit an adviser).

    In three sentences

    A great affordable Jr. College in order to transfer elsewhere. Great variety of classes and many are transferable over to a 4-year school.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I get notifications on my phone if there is an emergency or something of the like. I find it very convenient. I tend to see the campus police often as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Some of the clubs here simply cannot be taken seriously.

    Bang for the buck

    You are likely at TCC for three reasons: you slacked off in high school, you did not know where to go after high school or you want to save money. The classes at TCC do well for the student's pocket, and you will feel good after taking a class in which you've built a solid foundation for upper-level courses for a 4 year university and saved money at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    I have never ate at the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I've picked so far are challenging. I am doing mostly first and second year science courses. On regards to the rest such as English, history, etc--I would not consider challenging unless you get a professor who doesn't know what they're doing, can't explain concepts well and has unrealistic demands.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you're at TCC do not slack off. It is easier to forget you're in college and that can lead to overestimating. Work hard and transfer as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    TCC SE is okay. I wouldn't speak nicely about the atmosphere, but the professors are good for the most part. The professors I've had so far are willing to help, and will meet you at their office shall you need said extra help.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Look up teachers, but pray even still they will be good.

    In three sentences

    It is good in class size. Some teachers really need to be reviewed as they are awful. It is a nice clean campus.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It is located near downtown Arlington that offers lots of different fun activities

    Food and Dining

    It could be better

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It is excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books early and try to get them used. Online classes are a great option if you cant get in to a classroom setting.

    In three sentences

    This school offers a variety of course for any study filed. The most teachers are very helpful. The books can be expensive.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The on campus police are always roaming around campus, and are always willing to help you out in any situation!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many various clubs to choose from! Clubs are very active on this campus and brings a great sense of diversity and open mindedness to its students!

    What to do for fun

    The Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus is located in the heart of downtown which gives students various lunch and/or study options in between classes! A few fun things such as Montgomery Plaza and 7th street are usually the most popular!

    Food and Dining

    A little pricey, but ECI is amazing. Food is always made to order and delicious!

    Dorm Life

    There is no residency on this campus

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely manageable. Each class is pretty straightforward. If you pay attention, take notes, keep up with assignments and due dates, as well as take advantage of labs and study resources, college will be a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let the hype of a university steer you away from the idea of attending a community college, it is way less expensive for the same coursework!

    In three sentences

    Perfect transition between high school and a university. Such genuine and helpful administrators and professors. Also a beautiful, and well maintained campus!

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Don't do much within the campus

    Food and Dining

    Not a lot of dining place within the campus

    Dorm Life

    No dormitory

    Academic Rigor

    Very Challenging

    In three sentences

    tarrant community is cheaper than any other college, so start your basic classes here and transfer. The professors know what they are teaching. The college is accessible anywhere you live around Fort Worth even online classes are available. A

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of actual cops, not rentals. cameras every where

    Greek Life

    Few if any

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS

    Great for these types of students

    Fresh outta highschool Veterans Single mothers Recently unemployed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NONE

    Bang for the buck

    The low cost and the ability to transfer all credits to a state school make it appealing.

    What to do for fun

    Fun...this is college, if you want fun. do it on your own time

    Food and Dining

    no cafaeria

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Its all dependent upon the individual teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you actually want to go to college. Ensure you are willing to sacrifice a good portion of your social life. Also, make sure you actually have the time for school

    In three sentences

    For those mentally ready for college, but not financially, TCCD is a great opportunity. It has Multiple campuses, to keep it local. The Tuition is affordable for most incomes. The ciriculum is diverse enough for most areas of interest.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus I attend has the fire and police academy so it is very secure.

    Clubs and Activities

    Math club

    Bang for the buck

    TCC is very affordable and convenient.

    What to do for fun

    Spending time with my family and traveling, I also enjoy cooking.

    Food and Dining

    Cook my own meals

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Keeping a consistent study schedule, setting obtainable goals and staying focus on receving my degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research on the college or university you plan to attend, read reviews about professors and follow the syllabus because they will. Make sure you complete all homework assignments and develop a good rapport among your peers and professors.

    In three sentences

    I attend the Tarrant County Northwest campus in Fort Worth, TX and this was my first semester there. The academic advisors were a great help in getting me scheduled to start in my program, and the teachers I had were phenomenal. I am very happy to be attending this campus.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police around, day and night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Though the cubs seem quiet, there are several in every department that could apply to each student differently! So many options to join, so many opportunities for leadership!

    Great for these types of students

    Working, younger, older, Tarrant County College has the flexibility to work with anyones schedule pretty well.

    Bang for the buck

    SO many classes for SO little money. When classes are about $50 per credit hour, it's much easier to save for a full 12 hour class load!

    What to do for fun

    The gym and the music department are my two favorite places to hang out! The gym isn't too crowded, and the private lesson rooms in the music department are a great place for me to find my head again and focus on my music.

    Food and Dining

    Subway is on-campus and has saved me a few times, but I wish there were a few more options available to me and my fellow students!

    Dorm Life

    There are no on-campus living options, but the neighboring apartment complexes are very friendly! After living in 8500 Harwood Apartments for over a year, I got very comfortable with the close location to the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The effort and attention put into the courses will reflect the difficulty of the classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a current student at the campus you plan on attending to show you around!

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College has great potential. With a little more organization, more students would find comfortability there. I really enjoy the music department's staff's passion for their field of work.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always police monitoring the parking lots

    Greek Life

    never attended

    Clubs and Activities

    Several different clubs on campus for varying interests

    Great for these types of students

    students who want a Low cost, relaxed environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beautiful lake and pier

    Bang for the buck

    Theres a lot of financial aid provided

    What to do for fun

    Volunteer activities on campus and off

    Food and Dining

    Subway and bookstores provide a variety of eating options

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging academically

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for fafsa

    In three sentences

    Provides significant financial aid. Great assistance with homework. A lot of employment and development opportunities.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is a safe place, there is cops on the premises keeping everything in order.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing dregrees and Business majors

    What to do for fun

    This college has lots of different clubs available to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before buying the books necessary for the course ask the professor if it will be used.

    In three sentences

    It's a great place to get the basic classes out of the way. Classes are cheap and the professors are great. It also has a great nursing program for those who are interested in that.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Its pretty affordable here. Expesically if you live in the county, you'll get a discount. Half the time the professors don't use the textbook for general classes. So you don't even need to waste your money on them.

    What to do for fun

    The college is pretty active with something new every month. You dont really seee any of the clubs, but they post fliers everywhere. TCC is close to Dallas/Fort Worth. So their are different zoos and aquariums, bars and clubs, and western-like things to do for any age and anyone.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining.. its pretty awesome. The cooking classes actually make most of the food their. And its good food. Then you have the book stores which have a verity of things if you don't want hot food.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life. Community College

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers there are pretty cool most of the time. So far none of my professors really make it exciting, but make it easy to get good grades if your paying attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check your professor out on Rate My Professor. Most of the teachers are pretty good, but every now and then you run across a dud, or someone who wont be willing to work with you on the attendance policy if your a full time worked/mom/dad/ active military. Make sure you can make it to classes that you sign up for. Good grades come from actually going to classes! Plus your professor likes seeing their students invest their time in their education. They don't like teaching to empty class rooms. Make sure you get a tour of the campus and understand where your classes will be. It gets frustrating getting lost on campus.

    In three sentences

    Great college for beginners on a budget. The college stays pretty active and the faculty makes getting good grades relatively easy. There are career centers, tutoring centers, and a great library to help you get started.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police station and visible on campus

    Bang for the buck

    very affordable per credit hour, does not break the bank

    What to do for fun

    i didnt have time to play on campus thanks to hectic work schedule, yet presenting in class is pretty fun. they have a life size chest board on the courtyard and scenic views at down town campus

    Food and Dining

    they all have subway

    Dorm Life

    didnt live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    needs improvement not university level, but gets the job done

    Tips for prospective students

    be committed to see it through. its easy to walk away and get delayed another year. Communicate, professors are pretty understanding to any circumstance. Be proactive, and get support from advisors to help with course selection

    In three sentences

    Flexible class schedule, great down town campus, positive vibe, affordable classes

  • 07/19/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    It is a very nice school to go for, for student's that want to movie forward with there life and is a nice and large school.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus always practices safe techniques for emergencies. We have e-mail alarms and have our very own police department on site.

    Greek Life

    To my understanding, there is no Greek life here.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently enrolled in two organizations located in SouthCampus. It is a fun way to learn about other people and interact with the community and fellow students.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great campus for open minded individuals and even for parents!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a nurse in our location that offers free assistance to students. I do not have any health insurance so they really help me cut costs in medical bills.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition rates for Tarrant County College fit my budget and even the campus bookstore has sales going on from time to time.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to the gym located inside our college. I am planning to join the United States Air Force, so having the opportunity to access a free gym is a plus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Subway located in the cafeteria, and what better restaurant to have there than a healthy restaurant like Subway. We have a gym in our location so, it really helps out for students who want a fit diet and low calorie meals.

    Dorm Life

    Even though there are not dorms at this college, it would be pretty cool to have them for out of state students.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though professors assign you hard work, they are always there to help you through it, even if it means they are on vacation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professor's, because they are the ones that are going to help you succeed in life.

    In three sentences

    The professors at Tarrant County helped me open my eyes that I can in fact do anything I set my mind to. My professors were there for me since the beginning and never gave up on me. If it was not for my professors there, I would have still been living on a lost world.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's a Gaming Room for Pool & Foos Ball.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard & ahead of time; pay attention to lectures to be tested on quizzes & tests; prepare yourself for the college experience.

    In three sentences

    It's a good community college attend. Meet new people, get connections, study together & assist each other on class work. People will help you if you're lost & you'll receive directions for where you're headed to.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No issues. Excellent emergency system.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not too many to choose from. Most students are very transient.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent use of your money to cut down the costs of a 4 year university.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports and a few clubs.

    Food and Dining

    A subway and some snack stations. It's a junior college.

    Dorm Life

    None there.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty easy if you apply yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen to your instructors, listen in class, show up for class.

    In three sentences

    Nice campuses close to any area of Tarrant County. Instructors are great. Low cost but a very valuable resource, helps with total overall cost of a 4 year degreee.

  • 08/13/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is a subway in this campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms in this school.

    Academic Rigor

    there are many academic clubs to join and be apart of.

    In three sentences

    I like the school because it is small and very affordable. The school is also very close to where I live. Also the school is good looking.

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24/7 police service that is on campus.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 20 variety of clubs from Christian Students, Dance, Poetry, Phi Delta Kappa(academic), Theater, Spanish just to name a few.

    Great for these types of students

    commuter, working and going to school.

    What to do for fun

    Fort Worth Stockyards Nightlife in Downtown Fort Worth Museums Plays/Musicals at Bass Hall

    Food and Dining

    The caf�© area is amazing. It offers a variety of foods from burgers, pizza, subway, homemade food. Plus if you don't like the caf�© food there are plenty of restaurants surrounding the campuses. And as I've said before they are affordable.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Though it is a cost affective college, depending on the classes you take and how much you study out of class, the academic challenge is not that difficult. As long as you do your work and study you will easily have a 3.5-4.0 GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    register for classes as soon as they open (they get full really quickly because the school is affordable). get involved in the different clubs they offer(there's scholarships in some of them) enjoy your classes knowing you're saving money

    In three sentences

    TCC is very cost affective for both in and out of state students and as well as International students. The classroom settings are small, ratio is averaged at one teacher to 25 students. Also, the all the campuses have a quiet setting, kept clean, and full of friendly people.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police do keep a good eye out on the campus and also a very friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm part a great orginization called AASO( African American Student Organization). I'm now Vice President of the organization and I also served as Secratary for 2 years. We do alot of community service, we host many events, we take leadership trips especially the one to Texas A&M. There are other clubs on the campus like, LASSO, Chess Club, Spectrum, and many more that best fit students.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who just want to finish there basics or just dave there parents money and find scholarships at it while they attend the school also students who want to bump up there GPA.

    Bang for the buck

    I rather pay $52 for each class than compared to paying almost up too $60 to $90 a class at a university. You save more money and get a chance to find other ways to pay for that university that you want to go to at the end.

    Food and Dining

    We only have SubWay at my school and eating alomost the samething get's very tiring and so I think our campus should get more variety on food, than just eating there or getting something out of the bookstore

    Academic Rigor

    TCC's goal is that everyone achieve there dream so that student's can leave with a sense of mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off in class, show up on time to class, ask your instructoer fro extra credit if you think your going to fail the class. Don't miss a of class unless it's very important and make sure you email your professor in case you don't make it to class and get involved in clubs and organizations.

    In three sentences

    Come and get your degree and graduate, unless you plan on transferring or you still need to decide on a major. There are people here to help you do that. Don't waste your time sitting at home doing nothing, there's more to life than that.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs available, study spaces, a cool coffee shop, and an amazing view of the Trinity River. Plenty of outside lounging space available.

    Food and Dining

    The TR campus has an amazing River Front Café. The NE campus has a Subway on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to work for your grade, but you get what you deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because this is a community college doesn't mean you can blow it off. You're still receiving a high quality education.

    In three sentences

    This college employs teachers who really care. Teachers who really know their subject. And opportunities available for any person in any situation.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very important.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't know of any just yet.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm excited to start my application.

    What to do for fun

    Anything about town!

    Food and Dining

    Close places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    They seem to stress this point a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a prospective student.

    In three sentences

    It is close to my house. The professors are nice and they seem to care. They take safety very seriously!

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never had an incident and never felt afraid the police are near buy in case of emergency.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Halloween there is a whole night where the students and faculty dress up, and watch student made zombie movies.

    Bang for the buck

    if you do the work you get what you paid for and more.

    What to do for fun

    Look around and ask about clubs or programs that each campus offers. While there aren't any school sports teams there is still a lot to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus usually has a pretty good selection of food to choose from or is just a few minutes away from a place to go and purchase food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this school. You are responsible for yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers expect you to work, but the classes are a lot smaller than they are at a 4 year school so you get more one on one time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose many different classes to see what you might want to major in.

    In three sentences

    All of the TCC campuses are very clean and provide a pleasant atmosphere. The campuses are small and crimes rarely happen. They have friendly helpful staff and are very affordable.

  • 10/03/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Pretty much the same as with the dorms. I had no need to eat at the actual campus.

    Dorm Life

    I'm just going to give it 5 stars, because I didn't live in a dorm while attending classes.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses were easy enough as a whole. The tests are what challenged me.

    In three sentences

    I attended TCC dual credit courses during high school. The classes were wonderful overall and I had two of the best teachers ever! It was easy to learn and it was definitely a fun experience.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been very few reported issues, and they were resolved very quickly. TCC is overall a very safe place to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like most colleges and universities, there is a club for everything! Also, the club to try to really get into is Phi Theta Kappa, which is the community college honor society.

    Great for these types of students

    There is also Hispanic Heritage month which consists of weekly activities pertaining to Hispanic heritage.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many annual events such as the Toro Dash that supports the TCC Scholarship Foundation and Deaf Deaf World which promotes awareness of what it is like to be Deaf.

    Bang for the buck

    TCC is amazingly affordable at $55 a credit hour.

    What to do for fun

    There are always happenings on all campuses and the best way to keep up with what is going on is by reading the school newspaper.

    Food and Dining

    The Riverfront Cafe at Trinity River campus has an array of delicious foods to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I did not experience dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes I thought were easy, but the professors love the subjects they teach and enjoy spending time informing you of all you could know about the subject your learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Each campus has a very different feel. I recommend that you visit each campus and take one class at each campus to get an idea of which one to take the majority of your classes at. The Trinity River is the most mature campus, providing a welcoming business-like atmosphere. NorthWest campus houses the police academy and thus is more focused on physically active careers (also they have a great gym). South campus is where all the fun Drama action happens. NorthEast campus is a good mixture of everything. Personally, I prefer Trinity River.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is an excellent 2 year community college. Trinity River campus is the nicest of the campus locations and offers an extremely friendly environment that is as welcoming as a 4 year university. I have had outstanding learning experiences in the course of my time at TCC while earning my Associates of Arts.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join an organization that will aid in your educational journey.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn, appreciate that this is your opportunity to excell in your desired field. Be respectful of everyone in your class, if your not there to learn, some of your classmates are.

    In three sentences

    South Campus is one of the best campuses in the Tarrant County College District, the campus is serene and I love being there. The professors are great and they are willing to help. There are plenty of activities to keep you interested in school and help is available on every campus.

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is an on-capus police station with some police cars patrolling the school and they're are several police emergency stations where you can pull an alarm if need be.

    Great for these types of students

    TCC is great for those coming out of high school who aren't quite sure what they want to study for to be to get their first step in the door.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get 12 hours a semester at TCC for a little under $1000 including used textbooks you can get on Amazon.

    What to do for fun

    From time to time there are some activities in which students can engage in such as donating money to demolish an old car for charity.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus does have a cafeteria, and some a Subway, where you can purchase meals and is guaranteed to quench your hunger.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not available at TCC but close apartments can be found for students looking to live close to the learning.

    Academic Rigor

    As you may have learned in high school, college is the next step up the ladder and will present its challenges to students just like any other, or pretty close, colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students TCC can be square 1 in determing what classes you should take for the degree you want. They also have places on each campus for transferring to a University.

    In three sentences

    Overall Tarrant County College is a wonderful place to start for those fresh out of high school who are looking to earn their associates degree, and if they haven't already found their calling TCC has a variety of courses to help you determine that.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ther is always Fort Worth police around. They ride not just around campus but on campus and on bikes

    What to do for fun

    There is all kinds of activities monthly and every club you can imagine, so there is never a boring time, if you like to have fun

    Food and Dining

    They just have the one place on campus and that's subway, but in a mile radius, there is just about everything you can imagine

    Academic Rigor

    Some of classes can go fast if you don't watch, so stay ahead of the syllabus, if you can

    Tips for prospective students

    Jump in with both feet

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Subway and good snack and drinks choices in the bookstore.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely go in and talk to an advisor. I like to before each semester registration. They help keep me on track and help me choose the best classes for where I am at.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is the absolute best! The teachers are so passionate about teaching an helping every student succeed. This is a great school with an amazing staff all around.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    YES! You are getting the same level of education for half the cost. It is the perfect way to get started!

    What to do for fun

    There are always outside activities for students and the community.

    Food and Dining

    Subway inside the cafeteria and a bookstore with almost everything you need.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are there to teach you and help you move on to greater things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Number one tip is to do your best to not drop any classes. The teachers are not there to fail you they want to help you succeed!

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a great way to go if you're not yet sure on what you want to major in. There are plenty of opportunities for students to take their basic classes in order to transfer to a four year university. It is affordable and if I ever need assistance there is an academic adviser that can help you decide what to do.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police in close proximity no matter where you are. They also have emergency stations where you can press a button if you feel you are in an emergency situation and the police will be right there.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs ranging from gamers club to Phi Theta Kappa!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are transferring to a four-year university or students who are looking to get a simple certification or associates degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions or locations on this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, it is a wonderful place to save money and get the same degree as you could at a four-year university!

    What to do for fun

    There are gyms that you can work-out in at each campus. Some campuses have pool rooms and places where you can meet people and converse.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on the campus of Tarrant County college depends on the food they have there. However, the food is always tasty! Just a little expensive at some campuses.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on this campus, it is a comminity college.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the courses you are taking!

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for your classes as soon as you can, as that gives you cushion to change anything if you find out you dont need a class. Classes also fill up quickly! In order to get the right teacher and time for your schedule, signing up quickly for classes in imperative.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County college is a great school for getting basics out of the way and saving money. If you plan on transferring to a four-year university, this saves you anywhere up to $50,000 dollars. If you are not transferring, it gives you an oppurtunity to work with fantastic teachers and get your certifications or associates degree with ease!

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a huge security team. There are real cops that drive around and patrol, there are emergency phones through out the campus. Tickets/citations and rules are enforced, and if broken there are fines. The campus police are helpful and are there for the safety of the school.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs. So many different types of clubs. If a student has an interest there's a club for it. If there's no club, any student can start one and recruit with boards all over the campus. Activities, there are lots of events and things to do around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are on a budget and/or want to learn. It is a great place to start. It gets a starter student or one right out of high school to experience college while still being home and/or enjoying their current life (jobs). Very affordable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tarrant County College is all about the heritage of their students. There is always seminars happening which are ran by the students. It allows students to get out of the classroom regiment and out with other students of different ethnicity to get involved with social interaction.

    Bang for the buck

    Tarrant County College is great for students who want to be social. The campuses are not too big so it is easy to find anything you need. Clubs and events are always available. The learning centers are really cool for students who need extra help in certain fields of study. They have student tutors and instructors who help students outside of class time so that they can better their grade and learning experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and many organizations that students can sign up for, there are no sports teams. There is an entertaining recreational center and a great gym.

    Food and Dining

    Subway and vending machines is all that is offered at Tarrant County College. There used to be a full cafeteria which was amazing with a lot of different varieties, but now it's Subway Sandwiches or vending options.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The education is available, it is just up to the student to make it worth while. Students should want to go to school or want to complete it to be done. It is college, so putting in the effort is important. There are instructors that care about the students and some that are there for the job. Use resources to check out the instructor before signing up. I found online classes were much better for me than in class sessions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources that Tarrant County College offers. The instructors are there to teach you, but use ratemyprofessor.com to make sure you get the instructor that fits you. Make sure you are on top of your work because it is easy to fall behind. Do not think because it is two year school that it is easy or can be blown off. Apply yourself and you will love this school.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a very affordable place to start out your college career. It is easy to be accepted and the enrollment process is not extensive. The staff is very helpful and they allow you to use many resources for your success.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Returning students, older students, students who like online courses.

    Academic Rigor

    I've not found my classes to be more than averagely challenging.

    In three sentences

    My experience at TCCD has been mostly positive; it is very important to me to be able to take classes online, and they offer quite a few! I definitely recommend you check your professors out before you enroll if you can. Some are less interactive or responsive than many might prefer.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security officers are helpful and always work hard to make sure students are safe. I admire them. I am glad that they are always close by.

    Greek Life

    I think this is very small Greek activities at TCC.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not joined any clubs. However, from what I have seen. TCC clubs are very involved and are always doing events.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who looking for small classes. Also it's not overwhelming filled with people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I cannot remember any. Besides becoming complete lost for the first week of school. It applies to everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    You get more for what you pay for. TCC is a good school.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do! You can go jogging or kayaking by Trinity River. I personally enjoy going to the idea store which is a separate building. Inside of the idea store are hockey tables, pool tables and a theater.

    Food and Dining

    There are always snacks and drinks at the school'a store. There is a cafeteria that serves delicious breakfast and lunch. Not to mention small cafe stand that sells coffee and hot chocolate!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. Occasionally you will see students looking for roommates on the schools bulletin.

    Academic Rigor

    I am fortunate and have had the pleasure of meeting great professors. I have always had a difficulty in math and homework was a constant challenge for me. Luckily, I visited the math lab quite a bit for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise students to enroll early for classes because they easily get filled. My second piece of advice is to rent your books instead of buy them. Lastly, get to know your professor!

    In three sentences

    When I started to attend TCC I was very skeptical because, it was a community college. However, when I met my professors and faculty I realized I was wrong. Everyone at TCC takes their job very seriously and work hard for the institution.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A police station is on-site.

    Clubs and Activities

    This school offers free health care screenings once a month. They also have transfer colleges set up booth. This is a great opportunity to speak to prospective 4-year universities.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that do not want to spend too much money on their basics and first generations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The SLC or science learning center is a great place for all those science major to get some studying accomplish. The tutor are also amazing and seat down to explain everything to you.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are not that expensive plus if you take the hard teachers you get your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    The southeast campus has intermural for those interested in sports. This is great way to expand your network and get a little work out.

    Food and Dining

    There is a nice cafeteria where you can heat up your food or eat subway. There are also great cheap resturants near by. I usually like to dine in a café right in front of the southeast campus. The food is great, and it is a perfect place to study.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes prepare you well for the university. However, I would consider taking the teachers with being hard as a reputation since this prepares you with the necessary background information needed in higher up classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend to use this time as a way to figure out what you want to major in. It is not only important to maintain a high gpa but also to volunteer in your prospective field. This volunteer opportunity gives you an insight into what you are really getting yourself into; in addition, it looks great on your resume.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant county college is a great way to start off your college experience, especially if you are not planning to spend too much money on your basics. I felt that starting a community college was a great transition from high school to college. The classes are small which is great for teacher-student one on one interactions.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good security, emergency phones in case of injuries and there is mobile and email notifications in case on lock down occasions.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different clubs and activities for every type of person.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the Gym, there is a weight room, pool, cardio room, yoga, basketball gym, volleyball court, running track, or if you play instruments there is soundproof rooms to practice them in. There is also a theater room to watch plays, dance and other fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    This college has vending machines on every corner and a subway inside the cafeteria. Also, there is restaurants nearby, which make it easy for a student to get some food on their way to or from school.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the Professor you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    When choosing a Professor for a class always go to RateMyProfessor.com and look at the ratings first. Some professors are not very passionate about their profession as others. Do all homework, study a whole lot, and don't miss any days.

    In three sentences

    A nice and affordable community college. It is conveniently close by where I live. The financial office is very helpful and make it possible to take classes.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Being a community college, TCC is going to be less inexpensive than the four year universities around them. If you are looking to do your basics and then transfer I would highly recommend TCC as an option to save money. You can also visit financial aid and see how they can help you.

    What to do for fun

    Being by the lake, you could always take a walk around the lake and take in the scenery that was offered to you. There was also a billiards room that students had access to during campus hours. And a brand new indoor pool and gym had been built that had full workout equipment as well as basketball courts which had open hours during certain times of the week for any student.

    Food and Dining

    The TCC Northwest campus that I attended had a Subway that also offered pizza and salads. The food was decent, nothing less than what you'd expect from a normal subway except they would offer deals on meals every now and again. The campus bookstore also offered food such as snacks and refrigerated

    Dorm Life

    TCC does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, the courses were not that difficult. Just be sure to keep on task during class, read your assigned material, and do the homework. if you find yourself struggling you can always go to the free tutoring centers or the library for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with an counselor, they will be able to help plan your best course of action while at TCC. After you have got your game plan and know what classes you want to take for that semester go to ratemyprofessor.com, it's a website where you can see past students reviews and make sure their teaching style matches up with the way you learn so you are not lost during the course. Compare textbook and lab prices with the on-campus bookstore, the majority of the time you will be able to find your materials at a lower rate online than what they offer onsite, be careful though make sure all the material is there before you buy your books!

    In three sentences

    While I attended TCC I had a great experience, I felt accepted, understood by my instructors, and I was pushed to do my best. The Disabilities Services were very helpful during my time there, they never turned me away and helped me with anything that I needed. And the campus life was far from what I expected, as a part time student I thought I would only be on campus whenever need to, but I found myself going back even when I had time off to take part in the activities the offered there.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security officers constantly patrol and there are emergency kiosks conveniently located all around campuses. Also, parking lots are well lit and safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for every interest including political views, book club, philosophy club, weight loss, sports activities including a pool, a lesbian and gay community club, theater, music, agriculture, future medical career club, and even animal rights.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are going back to college or any first time college students would benefit from the helpful environment of TCC.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A rock formation with a waterfall is the usual place for campus dance recitals and the occasional flash mob.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes at TCC are at least one-third of the price of most institutions in Texas. Classes taken are transferable to all Texas universities, your money savings will speak for its self.

    What to do for fun

    Each campus has a recreational room with pool tables, large flat screen televisions, and nice places to add fun to the college experience.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has its own cafeteria and/or restaurant. Each is affordable and delicious.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are entertaining and challenging, fitting for a wonderful college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    As there are five campuses, it is best to know which campus aligns better with your major.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a supportive learning environment. There is constant help for any student's need and a staff of passionate professors working one on one to help you succeed. It is perfect for those who need a simple and comfortable entry into higher education.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Graduate from HS school or looking for a cheaper way to get basics done.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I myself do not know anything.

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room with pool tables and a separate TV. Plus all the organizations they have on campus keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to the advisors on everything at the Northwest Campus. They know more than counselors when it comes to everything you need.

    In three sentences

    Great way to get a feel for the college life. If you just want an Associates Degree or transfer credits this is a great place to start. Credits here can all transfer to most universities.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is known by their continuous presence throughout the campus. You will feel safe and harm free.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to suit all individuals.

    Great for these types of students

    No matter the person, background or personality, everyone will find their place at Tarrant County Colleges.

    Bang for the buck

    TCC is a great place to start your undergraduate studies and save before attending the big university.

    Food and Dining

    There is an on campus Subway and many eateries located walking distance nearby off campus.

    Dorm Life

    TCC is an off campus college and dorm life is not available. Most students whose attending TCC are cross enrolled, share apartments, or live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Your performance is highly expected the same if you were attending a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your studies seriously, utilized all of the labs available to you and never give up.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a great place to start your studies and an awesome college to prepare you for a university setting. You are expected to achieve with excellency. Nothing will be given to you; you must work hard at it for yourself with assistance being made to you through lab help.

  • 01/27/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    I've never been afraid of walking around campus at any time, but it's always good to use common sense and stay alert.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent. If you want to rush, go to a 4-year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tarrant County College has a drama department that regularly puts on plays throughout the school year. They're fun and a great source of inexpensive entertainment.

    Great for these types of students

    Tarrant County College is great for people who work during the weekdays as there are night courses and weekend-only courses. It also has programs for kids and senior citizen discounts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tarrant County College, Trinity River is on the same campus as RadioShack Corporation, so it's pretty upscale for a community college. Expect cool architecture, state-of-the-art equipment and lots of lights and fountains. The Center for Health Care Professions is also there on Trinity River East.

    Bang for the buck

    $55 a credit hour is pretty good. In contrast, Weatherford College is $76 per credit hour (in-county) and DCCCD (Dallas Community Colleges) is $52 per credit hour (in-county). To my knowledge, you don't pay more for online courses like you do in Dallas.

    What to do for fun

    It's easy to make friends here. If you want to add some sparkle to your resume, join the junior honor society and go through the honors program -- that means your classes will be more rigorous and you definitely won't be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food is just OK, but on Tarrant County College, South Campus there is a coffee bar in the Student Union, and that is very nice. The prices are reasonable, too.

    Dorm Life

    This is not applicable as it is a commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends largely on the teacher. I have found, though, that there are core classes that are just as challenging as their 4-year college counterparts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any other school, you should apply early and apply for scholarships as early as January. They go fast as they are first-come, first-serve. Also, don't buy your software before you go to the bookstore first. They often have deeply discounted versions of software like Microsoft Office that you can use throughout your time in school.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College District is an easy, affordable way to get a quality education and pursue educational and career goals. It has a relaxed atmosphere, and the professors really want you to succeed. A lot of people start here and go on to transfer to schools like Texas A&M and TCU.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, gym, swim, socialize with people. There is plenty to do at Tarrant County College it is a pretty large school and you can always find something that is going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend classes regularly and also on club day try to find a club that will interest you since it does look great on your college background. Also don't fall for peer pressure and just do the work.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is a great school and has plenty of opportunities and extracurricular activities as well. You will never be bored or hate the school if you attend and find yourself a nice club to join.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always on campus

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa-honors society, but no fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join. Just about anything for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are not sure what they want to do as a career. Students that are not able to afford a four year university that is much more expensive

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a chess board that is life size in the middle of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The courses are not very expensive but you do get good instructors. I have been very happy with the education I have received at TCC.

    What to do for fun

    Join some clubs!

    Food and Dining

    A small subway on campus. Plenty of food choices outside of campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is not a dorm/on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics of this institution are good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consult with an academic counselor multiple times during your time at TCC. There is plenty of assistance throughout the school, make sure to utilize those resources!

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College has been a great place to start my educational career. Tarrant County College is most definitely somewhere for students to consider starting their higher education and know they are getting a fantastic education.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You get above and beyond your expectations

    What to do for fun

    Gym, swimming. I like to work out in my free time.

    Food and Dining

    GOOD! at least decent in some campus

    Dorm Life

    none, no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    I have had many professors and they want to make sure you know your material!

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early! Do not think that because somebody says a professor is mean or not good that you are going to experience the same thing. Always be ready to give 110%

    In three sentences

    Tarrant college is the oportunity to be more. They are there for you when you need them. It had been the best decision of my life to be a student with so qualified professors!

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The education vs. cost here is great!

    Food and Dining

    Many options in student union.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely challenging at times but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Tarrant County College can have some tough professors.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant county college is a great place to start. I suggest this school to anyone that wants to start at a community college level first. The school is always improving.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and great people that you can become friends with.

    Food and Dining

    There is a subway and vending machines everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    On par with four year universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't mess around your freshman year try you best and remember you are now an adult so act like one.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College Northeast has wonderful professors that have the same quality as one from a four year university. Everyone I very friendly and not afraid to help others when they are in need. I give TCC 4 out of 5 stars.

  • 03/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It only costs $53 per credit hour. You will NOT find a cheaper college that is actually good and credited!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the campus events hosted by Student Activities.

    Food and Dining

    Subway is at TCC: Northwest campus. It is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    You live off campus. There are no dorms, so again, it is what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are freshman and sophomore courses, so they are easy enough that if you dedicate time, you'll get a good grade. The professors are NOT out to fail students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors, they are people and they will actually care about helping you!

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College (TCC) is a great transition to college. It is a cheap way to get the core curriculum out of the way. The professors truly care about their students.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafe has gone through a few changes over the course of two years but is very decent.

    Dorm Life

    I cant speak for the dorms, but i have heard they were great.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are moderate in most cases. Most are trying to mold students into University students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very light studying is required for classes here.

    In three sentences

    TCC is a great school for transfer students. The teachers there often work at multiple campuses or schools. The classes are very in depth.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I attend the northwest campus and the Subway restaurant is really good. Most of the time I ate at home with my parents.

    Dorm Life

    I lived with my parents while at TCC, but I saved a lot of money on housing and meal plans.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what professors and classes you're taking, some are rigorous and some aren't.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College a great school to get a college education for a cheaper price than a four year university. TCC helped me save a lot of money. This school is a good place to start your college career.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own full-time police department that are always on patrol and lots of emergency aid stations (those things where you hit the button if you are in an emergency situation)

    Greek Life

    None, you don't need it. If you want opportunities for socializing or community service, Phi Theta Kappa is a very active coed honors society on campus and the Cornerstone Honors Program offers small classes, community service opportunities, and plenty of chances to make friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, so many options. Hundreds. You get out of them what you put into them.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're busy outside of school a lot, this is a good place. It's also great if you have a lot of free time you want I to fill. Good for people who are looking to make a big change in their lives without breaking the bank.

    Bang for the buck

    Get your core classes out of the way at a bangin price. If you plan to transfer to a four-year university, contact them before you start signing up for classes and you can get an exact list of classes that will transfer - that you're saving hundreds of dollars on.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs to get involved in. The gym is open for students for free and has a swimming pool, basketball courts, racket ball courts, yoga classes, tons of workout equipment, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Subway on campus and lots of vending machines but those get old pretty fast. Schedule your classes so you can have an hour or so for lunch, however, and there are TONS of places to go off campus for good food - Chipotle, Mooyah, Sonic, Firehouse Subs, and Roots Coffeehouse are all just across the street. Within a five minute drive there is even more - Red Panda, Panera Bread, Cane's Chicken and more.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on-campus housing

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty easy classes, somewhat based on your professor. Regardless, they almost all provide the tools for you to get an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to some of the community events to find out about different opportunities - educational, extracurricular, work-related, and more. Never stop exploring the campus and talking to people because there is so much to see. You can go here for two years and still not know every resource or opportunity available to you because there is just so much.

    In three sentences

    Perfect for people who are not sure what to major in or are strapped for cash. Also great for those who already are or plan to work while going to school. Great support system, countless opportunities and resources.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many safety aspects to the campuses from call boxes in the parking lots and hallways to officers in sight at almost every turn.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs and activities to keep the students involved in the campus, but since there is no dorm life, it is kept to a decent minimum.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like the smaller classroom would love this school. It is also a great school for those who really need to get a great education for little money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of anything unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    The college tuition is very reasonable and because the professors love their jobs, the education you will receive is top notch.

    What to do for fun

    The college has many extracurricular clubs going on at all times.

    Food and Dining

    There is a subway at every campus and there are vending machines in the hallways. The bookstore also has some snacks.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in this college

    Academic Rigor

    The college professors give work according to the class level that is taken. Every class has work to be done and some classes are tougher than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should take this college seriously and not just assume it is going to be an easy grade just because it is a community college. The school has great teachers who take their teaching seriously and will make you earn your grade, but have a good time doing it.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College is an exceptional alternative for students who are pursuing a degree and want to keep their college expenses down. The college has many campuses located in prime areas of the city so that anyone who would like to attend can usually find a campus within a decent drive from their location. As for the professors, they are very bright, patient, and truly care about their students and helping them achieve their goals.

  • 04/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a lot of police the ting is if you call 911 nobody will come you have to call a specific number to call for help.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs but you have to be really interested to get information about it.

    Great for these types of students

    Its a great college for students which they like to be alone or are not that communicative. Because everyone is there own world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a really open school so there is a lot of freedom in the school and people there not crowded so they always have there own space.

    Bang for the buck

    You do get return in your inversion if you put effort on it. Because you learn more things every single day.

    What to do for fun

    For me what I do for fun is go exercise and walk or be in the library.

    Food and Dining

    This is the bad thing because I really wish there was more verity.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challengeable but everything is possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is easier in Tarrant County College because of there great professors.

    In three sentences

    What I love of this school is that the professors work with you and that some of them understand you. There is many good opportunities in scholarships and financial aid. Also what drives my attention a lot is that the President of the school is always involved in the activities of the school and for me that represents that he wants his students to proceed in life.

  • 04/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a small campus and the campus security officers are everywhere. Very nice people. Lots of police call boxes in the parking lots.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of fun opportunities! Get involved! So many scholarship/networking/prize opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    People planning on transferring to a university after freshman or sophomore year. Good for summer classes, even if you are at a university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One building on SE campus is an official green building and is really cool to hang out in.

    Bang for the buck

    Great quality for a very affordable price!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to on campus activities, do academic contests! Many opportunities to win prizes, meet people and build a resume while having fun!

    Food and Dining

    The only on campus food at SE campus is subway. I usually go off campus to eat. Most people do.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are not extremely hard, but do require hard work like any college class. Don't go in thinking it's going to be just like high school, because it is not!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus! Apply for classes early, they fill up very fast!

    In three sentences

    Lots of on campus activities and opportunities. Very affordable and easy to apply and register for classes. Great stepping stone for transferring to a university or bigger school.

  • 05/28/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is top notch. There is always a police office around. Several of my classes, during my time as a student at TCC, did not get out until after 9pm and I never felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    This is something I did not take part in but I do know that it existed.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tarrant County College offers many activities and clubs that a student can join in on. A few clubs that I considered joining during my time at TCC was Crafty Hands, Gaming Club, and Parents Helping Parents. Crafty Hands was the one I was most interested in to help express my creative side, but unfortunately I was unable to find the time for this pleasure.

    Great for these types of students

    TCC is great for any type of student who wants to save a little money while getting a proper education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite place to study, which I am going to miss now that I graduated from TCC, is the area next to the lake/pond at the Northwest campus. It is a wonderfully relaxing area to focus on one thing.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition cost is very low for the quality of education you get. The book fees can be a little pricey, but you can sell back at the end of the semester for a fair price.

    What to do for fun

    The gym and the swimming pool are great places to blow off some steam, but if you just want to have a little fun you can always play billiards on the pool tables or join a student organization or club.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Subway at each campus that I went to, which has excellent and healthy food. The bookstore also carries snack food and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life does not exist at Tarrant County College.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload as well as the instruction given by the teachers is excellent at TCC. If you need help, the teachers are all willing to help and there are excellent tutoring areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research each campus ahead of time and make sure you know where the closest parking area to your intended class location is. Each campus offers many areas to help the student achieve their education goals. Make sure you know where your bookstore and library are as well as your counselor's office.

    In three sentences

    Tarrant County College offers affordable top rate education to the student needing to get general requirements as well as specific study classes out of the way before going off to study at a university. I enjoyed my time immesely at Tarrant County College and appreciate all the guidance and respect I was given while a student there. I will never forget my time there.

  • 07/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police/security available just about everywhere on campus at any given time.

    Clubs and Activities

    Different organizations such as Carter Blood Care and Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry come probably twice a month throughout the semester. They often have job fairs and plenty of chances to join different organizations/clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are only looking to get their Associates degrees in a particular field or wanting to get their core curriculum classes taken care of.

    Bang for the buck

    It's the ideal option for someone whose looking to get their basics out of the way (in lieu of planning on continuing their education at a four year university) for a reasonably low price per semester depending on if you're in or out of county or out of state even.

    What to do for fun

    They have plenty of clubs hosted at the school and activities sponsored by various organizations that come to the campuses quite often.

    Food and Dining

    They have a subway at just about every Tarrant County College campus. The prices are fair if you're super hungry at the moment or don't really feel like going to the bookstore for a snack or totally off campus for something else.

    Dorm Life

    There is no such thing as dorm life at TCC. You go to your lab and/or lecture then you go home.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't all that hard but not bird course easy. The level of difficulty in the class relies heavily on the instructor(s) for said course.

    Tips for prospective students

    TCC has priority registration dates and those with the most hours get their choices of classes first, those with the second most hours choose second and so on until those with the minimal to no credit hours get their choice of which it then becomes open registration. Save yourself a headache and get all your important documents in and processed A.S.A.P. The longer you wait to get everything done the more of a hassle it�ll become to get it taken care of. The registrar and counseling offices are a nightmare around registration before, during and a little bit after registration dates. Parking is so-so. It�s ok during the morning time when hardly any students or teachers are there. It gets to be a little bit of a hassle during the day when more people start to show up. And it beings to winds down around 6 P.M. or so. Classroom sizes mirror that of your average middle school or high school, clocking in at approximately 20-30 students.

    In three sentences

    They have a varied selection of degree programs with flexible class scheduling. Specialized degrees programs on different campuses depending on the individual�s home address and /or degree selection. They have a vast array of clubs to get into on campus as well as a diverse student background.

  • 07/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many extracurricular activities to do such as clubs, intramural sports and religious groups.

    Food and Dining

    There is a bistro which has vending machines and snacks. There is also a Subway restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on or off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is as rigorous as a person wants it to be. Most of the professors are very good at the subject they teach in. At the end of the day however, it is up to the student to make the best of what they learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is nice way to transition from high school to the college life. Don't let the environment fool you, though. The professors try their best to teach you at the university level, so you have to step up your game.

    In three sentences

    It has a nice, friendly environment. It also has many facilities including a fitness center, complete with a gym, weight room, cardio room and pool. All kinds of people are there from undergrads to adult learners.