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Tidewater Community College Reviews

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  • 10/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    proactive, motivated, money-strapped

    Tips for prospective students

    don't buy your texts from the bookstore if money is an issue for you. you can rent most textbooks off of different online sites for waaay cheaper.

    Bang for the buck

    I highly suggest to people who are paying for their own education, to check out whether they can get their intro classes done here. Way more affordable than going straight to a regular university. Just make sure your credits will transfer.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a lot of resources availiable for students. The one I find invaluable is the math tutoring center, because that is my weak area academically. *I'm reviewing the va beach tcc campus

    Am learning a lot

    If you check out your teachers on ratemyprof, I find you can get the best education for your dollar. The teachers I picked based on good reviews are excellent, and motivate me to learn.

  • 03/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TCC is great for students that like a laid back college environment. The Virginia Beach campus is close to the beach and to the mall, so there are plenty of places to spend time between classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for your classes as quickly as possible, especially chemistry classes because they fill up fast. After you sign up for your classes go straight to financial aid and make sure your classes are covered because this school doesn't play around or go out of their way to help you out unless you ask for it.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices for this school are decent and I love the way financial aid works. Before you go to the bookstore you get a little slip of paper saying how much you have in your financial aid account & what all you can spend it on. I have been enrolled here a full year now and have not spent a penny on my school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the area that the Virginia Beach campus is is. It's easy to find & it's just ten miles from the ocean front! The only problem I have had is that one evening my car was broken into in the TCC parking lot, but nothing was stolen.

    Am learning a lot

    So far, all but two of my teachers that I have had were wonderful. If you are majoring in sociology or Microsoft Office I would research your teachers hard before signing up for your classes.

  • 01/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Tidewater is great for students who want to start off their college year in a small campus in a classroom of twenty or less students. Those that want to get a feel for what college life is about in a small setting before they head to a much bigger college campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the textbooks and equipment are expensive for the courses, it is reasonably price depending on one's course of study and situation. Textbooks are cheaper if purchased used.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel comfortable at Tidewater Community College because I have met an assortment of people whom I have enjoyed being acquainted. My classmates and instructors are friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm majoring in Culinary Arts and learning the many aspects of the food service industry. The textbooks and instructors provide essential information and are both excellent tools of the learning experience. The courses I took last semester contained valuable information as well. All of my instructors are helpful and provide assistance when needed.

  • 06/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Parents (Single or Working) Full Time workers - Classes are flexible Students returning to school years after high school. Career Advancement (school offers certificate programs and on the job training) Students interested in joining the NAVY

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with the teachers. They are well aware students attending the school have families and full time jobs. You have freedom to pick your own classes, so fit them into your busy schedule. If you are not a morning person, take night classes. If you work during the week, take weekend classes. If you are not able to give the dedication needed to be a successful full time student, only take a couple of classes and be a part time student.

    Bang for the buck

    If students show up to class on time and with their book, they are sure to learn. Teachers are very motivating and understanding. If students make the effort to ask for help, the teachers are willing to go out of their way to help them. There are also several resources available such as tutoring centers, writing resources, and even classes to improve math or writing skills before taking a college math or English course.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is in the middle of Norfolk. There are several great locations to eat at and spend down time in. Several locations offer discounts to students. There is also a large mall within walking distance.

    Am learning a lot

    I just completed my first degree in culinary arts. All the teachers in the program are currently in the field. The education received from the chefs is more than just information from the book. The chefs share personal experiences and past mistakes, which I have applied to my own career.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are several security guards constantly patrolling every inch of the campus. They direct traffic during heavy-flow times, and they are very personable. They take their jobs seriously, and I doubt that there is much that slides by them.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities at TCC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are new clubs sprouting every now and again, but the Phi Theta Kappa is one of the most well-known around the Chesapeake campus. The Honors Society does a lot of work for the community, the school, and their peers. There are clubs and organizations for just about anyone and everyone, and students should have no problem finding where they fit in.

    Great for these types of students

    Tidewater Community College is great for any type of student. They are putting in new parking lots and a new student center, so I am sure everything will be top of the line and technologically advanced. With the many ways to pay for school, from loans to grants to scholarships, it will be hard not to be accepted here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are four campuses that make up Tidewater Community College, and since I have only attended the Chesapeake campus, I can only share but so much. One of my favorite places to sit and relax is outside on a brick patio with cement benches. It is down at the far end of one of the wings of the Whitehurst building. There is a lake off to the side of the patio as well, and it is calming to watch. The Chesapeake campus also has a few trails with an island that some of the professors and students keep up with.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money spent for TCC, it is certainly worth it, especially compared to many four-year institutions, and many people decide to go the community college route first because of this. The education received at a community college is not any less intense just because it is a junior college and you are spending less.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student lounge where many of the students migrate to between classes. Some people are on their laptops, listening to music, playing games on the television, or playing games. Usually, about every month, the school will have things going on in the lounge. Dances, dj's, trivia games, a mock American Idol, and free food are often seen in the lounge.

    Food and Dining

    Since TCC is a community college, there is not much in the way of food and dining, but there are several local places to grab a quick bite to eat. There are vending machines with snacks and drinks in the buildings though for in between class breaks.

    Dorm Life

    Tidewater Community College does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of a school is determined by the student and what he or she wants to get out of it. The guidance counselors will help with the schedule so that it is the right amount of challenge and intensity without it being backbreaking or too easy. Again, use the sources available, and do something different and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even if, as a prospective student or not, you are not sure what you want to major in, Tidewater Community College will be there to help you in any way that they can. By taking general courses, you can still get so much out of the classes. Also, do not be afraid of using the resources that are at your disposal. The writing center, library, financial aid, counselors, and open computer labs are only some of the things that are open for the use of students, so use them whenever the need arises. Ask questions when in doubt, whether of your fellow students or professors, and they will help. Remember that you are never alone, so buddy up with someone and help each other. From here, go anywhere.

    In three sentences

    This school is an amazing option for anyone coming straight out of high school or going back to school later in life, because the variety of classes and professors are so vast that anyone and everyone will find what they are looking for in their future. There are many different clubs and organizations that will appeal to many of the students who attend this college. Attending Tidewater Community College was one of the best decisions I have made in regards to my education, and I owe a lot to each of my professors for educating not only my generation, but the generations before me and those to come.

  • 04/10/2012

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards all over the Portsmouth campus, but they don't do much.

    Great for these types of students

    Achievement-Oriented, Financially Strapped, and Determined. Military Retirees can gain financial benefits while they're here.

    Bang for the buck

    Generally cheap, but what college doesn't get tricky every once in a while?

    Food and Dining

    TCC doesn't have many food options; again, because residents of VA don't generally need it provided for them from the college. There are vending machines though.

    Dorm Life

    TCC has no dorms. Generally it isn't needed for residents of VA.

    Academic Rigor

    There are dud teachers and good teachers everywhere you go. Be prepared to become more independant if you get a dud. Classes range in difficulty, and actually some could arguably be repeat high school classes. Don't get too excited though; every teacher has his/her own way of teaching, which makes things completely different in some cases.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an eye on your finances. Getting involved with the Dual Enrollment program is very beneficial if you want to start your education for dirt cheap. Talk to your counselor if you're a High Schooler in VA. TCC is generally cheaper than most other colleges, but from what I hear it can get tricky at times.

    In three sentences

    Their motto From Here, Go Anywhere is literal. The credits you earn here are generally transferrable to almost any university. Dual Enrollment programs are available for many VA High School Students.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and form study groups.

    Food and Dining

    There is a canteen available; no meal plans are available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend Classes Complete all work and be timely with the assignments Take advantage of any workshops or labs available

    In three sentences

    All of the classes are challenging, and interesting. There are many choices in the course selections and have flexibility. I recommend anyone to attend TCC prior to transferring to a 4 year university.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    First year students who are either not sure of what career path they want to choose. Older students who have taken a break and have to work while going to school can have their choice of night classes. Any student that has to pay for college themselves and is seeking to save a little money.

    Bang for the buck

    The low cost based off the fact that it is a community college is very convenient. As long as you do your research and find the very best professors, I do believe it is well worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    This is an off campus living so actual on campus fun is not something that happens. That being said with the clubs and such that are in effect, there were always movie nights and random fun meetings. As for me, most of my friends from high school were also attending so we would get together and do our own thing.

    Food and Dining

    The fact that there is no dorm life leaves you with no cafeteria. Vending machines are placed in abundance throughout the campuses though. I can recall quite often having fair type settings where you could purchase food made by students.

    Dorm Life

    It is all off campus living here.

    Academic Rigor

    TCC is one of the easiest colleges to get through. The problem lies that once you graduate and go to a real University, you are usually lost and cannot keep up with the rigorous work ethic. Best thing is to make sure you push yourself harder than what is expected of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do plan on going here, be sure to check with rate my professor. Yes, there are some extremely amazing and well known professors on the campuses. Unfortunately, they are few and far between. You will also want to check all the different campuses for classes based off the fact that there are four different campuses that all offer different classes and professors along with them.

    In three sentences

    Overall, TCC is not a total flop for a two-year college choice. The biggest issues are the feeling of still being in high school mixed with the fact that there are a lot of older individuals as well. You will not receive the college experience and feeling of being on your own here.

  • 11/15/2010

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

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    not yet attended

  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There are all types of people there from recent high school grads to working adults.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't know what you want to do yet go to a community college instead of a 4 year college its a lot cheaper in the end.

    Bang for the buck

    Don't go to Barnes & Nobles to get your book they are a rip off. Go find your book on Cheggs.com or ABEbooks.com you can find the books a lot cheaper!

    Am learning a lot

    I learned a lot about keeping on top of assignments and making sure they got in on time. It was shocker coming from high school.

  • 05/14/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    11 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always buy your books online. Register for classes early. Make sure to check out reviews of professors before signing up for classes. Lastly, have fun!

    Did learn a lot

    As with everything else in life, college is what you make of it. But, TCC is a great school because it provides so many opportunities to grow as a student. Their are so many different majors, organizations, and support services. Their slogan is so true; From here, go anywhere!

  • 08/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self-driven.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Virginia Beach campus does not provide any hot food. The campus only has vending machines.

    Bang for the buck

    great professors.

  • 08/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who need to learn at their own pace and need a school who works around their schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that deadlines are in mind and keep a planner to better organize your schedule and remember homework.

    Am learning a lot

    Of the teachers I have had, they teach very well.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 128

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The student resource center has lots of things for students to do when they have a big break between classes! They have a gym, indoor basketball court, game station rentals, and lots of activities to keep students involved!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until the last minute to enroll or register! If you do you may not get into the classes you want!

    In three sentences

    TCC is very student oriented. The professors are great! They also have a variety of resources available to the students!

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are security guards everywhere. they are also very friendly, which makes them easier to approach in case of an emergency.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a lake right in the middle of the school. they are currently building the new student center on top of this lake. i find this wuite peculiar but also very exciting.

    What to do for fun

    at tidewater community college, you can join the various groups like the student body, women's group and many others.

    Food and Dining

    the food is not that great because of the fact that there are no dorms or meal plans to be purchased. all that is available to eat is found in vending machines. this is not very healthy.

    Dorm Life

    there aren't any dorms at tidewater. people come from home to school. this makes it somewhat inconvenient for students who would prefer to stay in school dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    classes can be very rigorous, especially depending on the instructor. also, as you move from freshman to sophomore year, the classes become more rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you speak with a counselor about anything you are not sure about. they are there to help and if you heed their words, transferring to a four year college will be a piece of cake. it is also important that you work hard and earn good grades.

    In three sentences

    tidewater community college is the way to go! if you are trying to save money and get the same education you would receive at a four year college, then this is the place for you. the counselors and teachers are very helpful!

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a little thing me and some friends do is hike on down to nauticus and see how long it takes for them to kick us out.

    Bang for the buck

    it is a spectacular option for reducing cost.

    What to do for fun

    the student center is the proverbial watering hole for a reason it is tons of fun.

    Food and Dining

    the choices are out standing and there are tones of them.

    Dorm Life

    does not offer dorms

    Academic Rigor

    it is a good school but it is still a two year school.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would trust other student reviews about some of the teachers.

    In three sentences

    the school is a fun and interactive place to pursue a transfer degree. while the school may have a community college price it has a traditional school feel. the staff are friendly but that can vary.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    great for all kinds of students, incredibly diverse.

    Bang for the buck

    tcc, if anything, in affordable. it's a great place to start for a great price.

    What to do for fun

    tcc has a myriad of great extra-curricular activities, such as intramural sports, interest clubs, student counsel, and more.

    Food and Dining

    there are vending machines throughout campus, and lots of places to grab food just across the street. they don't currently have a cafeteria, but are building a student center now that is supposed to have one.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms at tcc.

    Academic Rigor

    i only say three stars because your early on/introduction classes are typically very easy, so you get used to college, and then your later on classes get more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    head to the counselors office early in the morning if you're going near the start of the semester, sometimes the wait lengthy. i always sign up for my classes online, at home, using a combination of professor rating websites and the tcc catalog, this way, i can best suit my teachers to my style of learning and my schedule.don't forget to take online classes, too! the extra knowledge and the challenge of remembering to check for assignments is good practice to have!

    In three sentences

    tcc is a great school to get started and figure out where you're going. the counselors are knowledgeable and quick to answer questions. the wide variety of classes they offer helps cater to those who are still exploring majors, while saving money in the process.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    currently live off campus and don't even know if they offer on campus living.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you are prepared for each class, do your research on materials needed, the teachers do put out the information before class begins.

    In three sentences

    this is my first year going to this school and so far the service has been excellent from everyone. i love all my teachers and would definitely recommend this school to start out with before going to a university.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have had no problems, nor have i felt unsafe while attending tcc.

    Clubs and Activities

    different campuses have different clubs, and if you don't see a club of your interest, you can start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    old to young, just starting out or returning, tidewater community college is great for all students that want to get an education.

    Bang for the buck

    community college is the perfect way to get all the classes you need for a 4 year school, without having a loan amount of a 4 year school, it's as good as it gets at a community college.

    What to do for fun

    all the campuses offer different activities during the year, and along with on campus activities, they host off campus events as well.

    Food and Dining

    student centers are being built as i type! which will allow current students to eat and play all in the same building.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life at a community college!

    Academic Rigor

    tidewater community college has several locations, with on campus classes to weekend classes, they really do make it easy to go to school and get the education you need and want.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for scholarships, tidewater community college has several opportunities throughout the year that students can apply for just by attending tcc. join a club, it's a great way to get to know people that share the same interests as you and you make friends in the end.

    In three sentences

    tidewater community college is the perfect way to get into, or get back into the college life without the college bills! so many opportunities on campus, it really gets you prepared for the 4 year universities.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the security guards are always there to keep you safe!

    What to do for fun

    tcc puts together weekly events for the students to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    there are plenty of restaurants around the campuses that you can easily walk to and are affordable.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus so i'm not qualified to answer this!

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to a counselor and definitely check out all the different campuses around hampton roads.

    In three sentences

    tcc is a great starting point for continuing your education. there are many different classes and class schedules to fit your needs. tcc is constantly upgrading its facilities to keep up with other colleges and universities.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is pretty safe, they are usually no incidents at all.

    Bang for the buck

    absolute best bang for the buck. i am saving so much money just by getting my gen ed out of the way at tcc. i feel bad for my friends who are all going to traditional 4 year schools and will have tens of thousands after only two years, while i have most of my tuition paid off right now.

    Food and Dining

    there is no cafeteria yet, but the are building a brand new student center that will have places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    no real dorm life, most just commute to school. some live in the apartments across the school.

    Academic Rigor

    they have the best math classes, with some of the best teachers that actually have a passion for teaching, which makes learning the subject about easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    buy used books for sure. go to class and don't text in class, you're not going to college to text your best friends about hitting the beach after class. plus, it is very disrespectful to text while someone is trying to teach you.

    In three sentences

    tcc is the best option for students leaving highschool and planning to attend a college. it is the cheapest college in the region, and has all the classes one needs to get through general education. it is the best option for those still unsure of what they want to do after they leave highschool.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    food is only available on some campuses!

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life!

    Tips for prospective students

    don't have the mind set that you can just slack through tcc and figure out what you want to do with your life later when you go to a four year school. use your money wisely by planning ahead, taking classes you'll need for a bachelor's degree here.

    In three sentences

    tidewater is a good school to start at. it's great for older people especially. the professors are what make the school!

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    tidewater community college is simply the best fall back college. and it's one of the best decisions i ever made.

    In three sentences

    tidewater community college is not respected by many high school seniors when they are applying for colleges and universities and i admit that one of those students was me. i am currently a student at tcc and i feel ashamed of the thoughts i had about this college. the professors are by far the best and nicest teachers that have ever taught me. even for the most difficult class, they are always willing to help. nice campus, great professors and just overall caring staffs and i'm so happy i applied because from here, i can always go anywhere.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    very expensive per credit, when some of the teachers show up late or sometimes don't show at all.

    Food and Dining

    they don't have food and dining, only vending machines.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to virginia beach or portsmouthpus.

    In three sentences

    the chesapeake is my lest favorite of the tcc campuses. the people in the library rarely help you as well as the teachers. i feel the portsmouth campus has a well kept campus and feels more welcoming.

  • 03/02/2012

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

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 128

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    not go to class.

    Food and Dining

    this is a two year school! they don't have this crap.

    Dorm Life

    they don't have dorms. these keep getting dumber as they go.

    Academic Rigor

    how the crap would i know?

    Tips for prospective students

    again, i have not attended this college. this question is even dumber.

    In three sentences

    i do not know. i do not attend the college yet. that was a dumb question.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 128

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    We do not have a food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    We do not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers I have had excellent teacher and really care about their students. 4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the WORK and you will be fine.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy school and there is always someone there to support you.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is a safe area because there is a lot of security patrolling the area

    Clubs and Activities

    Is really awesome because it makes you feel more involve in the school specially in the areas that you love the most

    Great for these types of students

    If your an academic guy its going to be really awesome if you stick with the library because they have a lot of resources that you can use to be successful.

    What to do for fun

    Join the clubs ,and institutions cause it will make become more involve in the school ,and plus you might get extra credit.

    Food and Dining

    Because the food is machine operated

    Academic Rigor

    Because I learned a lot in this school ,and its helping me become successful in other areas of my life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to explore new things, because this is a school that will push you to become excellent.

    In three sentences

    Is a good school to be a part of because they prepare the students to become the best on the field that there taking. Also that they give you a strong foundation in all the academic subjects for future reference. Lastly, is that they love the students that's why they do there best to encourage them to step up there game so that they can be successful in the future.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 128

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Rent used books. You won't use the books after you are done with the class, so rent a used one!

    What to do for fun

    It has a beautiful campus. So take advantage of it, read or jog outside!

    Food and Dining

    For what you pay it is actually a quite decent food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available at TCC.

    Academic Rigor

    If you take a full student load you will be challenged! Plan ahead, don't procrastinate or you will fail!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't shy away from summer semesters. It will save you a lot of time both school-wise and homework-wise. Since summer semester classes are between 5 and 10 weeks you don't have as many assignments to do in comparison to the regular semester.

    In three sentences

    An excellent school to start you education there. It offers many associate's degrees, like PTA, COTA, Respiratory Therapy that will give you a solid foundation in the employment world.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    29 of 128

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Each campus has a different set of activities, but there are plays, sports, and musical entertainment regularly for students.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on which campus you go to, there are restaurants nearby for food, but on campus, it's just vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    This particular college has no on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are thorough, and the classes are comprehensive. This is definitely a good place to start a degree or even earn a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, try talking to students who have already taken the classes that you're signing up for. If they had the same teacher, they can give you tips about whether or not you actually need to buy the books and which teachers to try and learn under.

    In three sentences

    With a campus for each Hampton Roads city and plenty of classes to choose from, I highly recommend this college for those interested in a community college. You get a wide range of other students, real life situations, and teachers who you just might like learning from. This college is also has a good price per credit hour.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Yes, watching a movie, listening a music and playing a computer game in an hour for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Well, save money before thinking about eating out. Sometimes I need to feed myself for a good dinner! But I always watch out my pocket not too much spending out every night.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm. But if I can, yes, living in a dorm will be a good chance to know different people at the college: more diverse more challenge and experience.

    Academic Rigor

    To build a successful skill and career to my education and goal.To develop more experience in school and social life, to find creative path for my goal and go forward. Be active to do what I need to do, completely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive for honor student, make sure do homework and turn in on time, learn as much as I can at school, researching that having benefit for me and for my future career, setting a goal and pursuing it, plan the finance college as well.

    In three sentences

    It is great opportunity for me to talk about Tidewater community college: TCC. It is great school and wonderful people I love. They are very helpful, assist me to get in the program OTA. I am still taking the pre-requisite I need before I get in the program. I would send my appreciate to TCC what I feel about it and I can't wait to get in OTA program after I finish my main course

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Still living at home, since it is a community college

    Academic Rigor

    Not very challenging, but can be depending on the classes taken

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a good schedule, and stick with it.

    In three sentences

    It is a great opportunity to start your post high school education. There is an ability to stay close to home and save some money. Class schedules are very flexible to fit any lifestyle.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Do not ever think you can't continue learning, TCC can help you finish your education in their programs.

    In three sentences

    This school gives opportunities to everyone that needs them. They are very understanding just like the world, and understand how people have things to do and help work around their schedule. This school is good for anyone who wants to continue their education.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have not witnessed or heard of any security concerns. Security personnel are routinely seen walking the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Excellent for students that are undecided on a major. Many Associate Degrees are transferable to a University in Virginia.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes at Tidewater Community College are considerably less per semester hour as compared to a four year or for profit institution.

    What to do for fun

    Virginia Beach campus is currently constructing a new Student Resource Center that will include a fitness center and spaces to accommodate other student activities.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines are available. No dining facilities available.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus dwelling.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to practice self discilpine. If you denote ample amount of study time and complete all assigned tasks you should succeed. consult with your Professor if there is an area you are struggling with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Adhere to the advice of your Admissions Counselor. Prior to enrolling in classes consult with a Counselor to ensure the electives you choose are approved electives for your Major. If you a desire to transfer to a University consult with that University about their GPA requirements.

    In three sentences

    The small classes and availability of Professors outside the classroom enhances the ability for students to excel at the Virginia Beach Campus. My inter-reaction with my Professors is a testament to the Professors wanting the students to be successful.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security are well trained and polite. Saftey is a great concern for TCC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activies to join that go along with the interests of the students and community.

    Bang for the buck

    From TCC you can go pretty much anywhere afterwards so the tuition costs goes a long way once you graduate.

    Food and Dining

    The food was great and there are many options on all of the campuses.

    Dorm Life

    Campus life is diverse and engaging.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is intense yet fulfilling and structured.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should come in with an open mind and a fervor to learn. Whatever past experiences will prove to be greatly beneficial at Tidewater Community College.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College has a wonderful variety of programs that are just as diverse as the students who attend. TCC is military friendly and allows for a smooth educational process. From TCC you can go anywhere from, work or continuing on with your education.

  • 05/10/2012

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

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    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    very strong

    Tips for prospective students

    as long as your going back to school, just keep at it.

    In three sentences

    It is a very clean campus. the students are respectful. the teachers know what they are doing.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    TCC offers movie night for students, cookouts, and discounted tickets for plays, concerts, theme parks, and sport games.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria serves amazing food because of the culinary program that TCC offers. Next to our cafeteria is a fantastic coffee and bagel shop that TCC owns. Since my campus is downtown their are restaurants that will give you a discount for attending TCC.

    Academic Rigor

    TCC helps to prepare you for a 4 year institution. The professors dont play but there are so many tutoring programs and centers for their students that there really isnt a reason for you to fail your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources TCC offers. Go and talk to your counselors. Enjoy your time at TCC.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College offers so many programs. The school has so many resources available for their students. Faculty and students are just amazing.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always be aware of your surroding epscially if you are going to my school because it is located Down Town and people come out of no were not thinking in their right mind and will try to do anything to you. Try to stay in a group were there are several people you can trust and will stick with you if danger come your way.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a prospective member right now which is a good thing because I get to learn the in and the outs about the club and they are willing to help me with my academic work so in the future I can become an active member and will be able to vote and do many good things.

    Great for these types of students

    When you start school remember to keep up with your class schedule and your student id card. Always keep in contact with your teachers and other staff they are their to help you so use your resources to maximum.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Norfolk Campus Tidewater community college was the first campus to have a student center it open on May 23,2011 that is a place were students can hang out in between classes it has five floors . The first floor is open to the public which has two cafes on that floor . The other floors can only be access if you are a tcc student with an tcc id card which is provide by the school once you are enrolled into classess.

    Bang for the buck

    Hello my name is Ashley Buckner I am the third oldest out of eight kids I have a set of identification twin brothers a 20 year old sister two brothers older than me and four brothers under me. I am very outspoken also I don't mind going out my way for people because i love making a difference in people every day life.

    What to do for fun

    When I am not studying I enjoy helping other students with assignment that I have had in the past and receive passing grade in no grades below an c. Also I attend FCC every Friday to help give praises to the Lord with many of my friends that attend school with me.

    Food and Dining

    The food they serve us when we have different activities is very good and freshly cook.

    Dorm Life

    This is my first year in college so i do not want to be away from home right now but once I transfer to a four year college I will look deeper into that thought. Because sometimes with living on campus you tend to forget that you have school work to do and you start hanging out all night parting.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently working on bringing my GPA up from a 2.5 to a 4.0 because i have the knowledge to acheive my goals if i put my mind to it and many hours of studying. Also that mean I will have to go to school every semester but that is nothing wrong with that because I enjoy being educated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hello prospective students i use to be open of you but then I was at the beach and I was thinking i do not just want a high school diploma because that will not get me very far in life. So on March 2,2011 i decide to enroll into school and that was the best thing i did so far in my life.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater community college is an excellent school to attend when you are just coming out of high school. And you might not have that GPA that four year colleges are looking for this school help open up doors of opportunities in your career journey.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is excellent and readily accessible. However, the all food and beverages all sold strictly in vending machines. Just five quarters a day will keep your thirst at bay.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, there is no dorm for this college.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Discipline is very important at Tidewater Community College. As students, written papers, and presentations may be required in a limited amount of time. The work required must be completed in a timely fashion. Most professors have a strict deadline enforcement and do not allow work to be turned in late. A popular solution is to get a early start. Read the syllabus as soon as the professor posts it. Make sure you have all the materials required on the syllabus and the text books for the assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    To prospective students, my advice is to seek a guidance counselor upon arrival. Guidance counselors play major role by helping students choose the right courses for the majors. Also, seeking the help of a guidance counselor, give students an outside view of whether or not their major maybe the right choice. Future students, do not be afraid to seek the help of guidance counselors and ask questions regarding your academic future. Remember they are here for your success.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is a great school. It is a foundation for students who want to complete their education or transfer to a four year university. However, whether a students decides to complete his or her degree here or chooses to transfer to a four year school, Tidewater Community College prepares each student for success.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    So far this is a safe school. I haven't seen any criminal activity since I've been here. There are many security guards that secure the perimeter of the campus.

    What to do for fun

    They have many different clubs that you can join if you want.

    Food and Dining

    There are no cafeterias, only vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very professional and nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students who want to attend TCC, you should stay focused on your courses and don't get distracted.

    In three sentences

    I think this school is a great way to get your Associates Degree. It is also an easy was to gain the correct credits to transfer to a four year college/ university. I think this college will set you on the right path if your focused.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The only food services I use are the vending machines. They are wonderful!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm. I cannot provide accurate feedback.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure of how to proceed always ask for help. The wait times may be long and tedious, but I assure you the assistance you receive will be beneficial and help you prosper.

    In three sentences

    The financial aid department is very accommodating. They are not only helpful to nervous and confused students, but go above and beyond to provide services in a friendly manner. I have had pleasant experiences both in the past and currently.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize ratemyprofessor.com as much as possible. Heed warnings from other students.

    In three sentences

    Most of the teachers here are awful but I'm doing my time until I can transfer to a university.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    TCC is an extremely economical choice to get your degree or do your coursework at.

    Food and Dining

    Mostly vending machines in the Virginia Beach Campus, But the student center in Norfolk has an excellent Cafe and a Bagel Shop.

    Dorm Life

    Tidewater Community College doesn't have dorms, you live at home and commute to campus, Parking isn't bad though the have enormous parking lots.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get involved with the community at TCC, having friends helps. 2. Talk to your professors, it is makes classes easier. 3. Only buy the REQUIRED material from the bookstore, the recommended material is a waste of your money. 4. Have Fun! :D

    In three sentences

    TCC is a wonderful school to get your basic courses finished at and even get an associates degree from. Many schools have a matriculation agreement with Tidewater Community College making it easier to transfer to other colleges. The College offers a great number of classes and activities to students that attend.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Student Center!

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good! And typically cheap too.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms, it's a community college

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very helpful and want to see all students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mingle in the student center (everything happens there) Stay in the business building to keep up with advisors Have fun

    In three sentences

    TCC has an excellent campus and many different activities for students. I have lots of fun hanging out at the student center and going to all the different festivities. TCC is a very active school and pays attention to all students.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school as an very nice new student center which offers, quiet study areas,gym,workout center and game room.

    Food and Dining

    There are lot of great restaurants in the area the school to grab a quick bite to eat before classes and they also have great discounts for students.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms this is an community College.

    Academic Rigor

    Good

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and always put your studies first. Never take on too much and always try to get involved with the great opportunist the school has to offer

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College Is an excllent school.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is very well maintained. Not only are there posted security (with some being off duty police officers), there is a message broadcast system you can have any warnings, weather or otherwise texted directly to your phone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more student clubs to choose from then you could imagine! Dance clubs, Cultural clubs, Literary clubs, Tech clubs, Math clubs and more! If your interested in it, there is probably a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! What I love so much about this school is the diversity. You will share classes with everyone from young prodigy's, to service men and woman, to great grand parents. This kind of diversity opens up so many new views on education, it truly does feed your mind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are always events going on! The beautiful roper theater always has student performances, there is a student accessible gym and gaming area in the student center, there are more student clubs to choose from then you could imagine, there is even a monthly movie screening. T.C.C also often offers up discount tickets for many major shows.

    Bang for the buck

    My experience here has been fantastic. I look forward to the next semester, and am already dreading how much I will miss it when I have to transfer to the university.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Norfolk offers so much to do! There are many historical locations open for touring, open mic events, night clubs, and fantastic shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafeteria is amazing! The staff is friendly, and willing to take requests. There are also plenty of options surrounding the campus, including many great cafes, multicultural food options, and quick food stops.

    Academic Rigor

    Tidewater Community College is an excellent way to get your feet wet in preparation for the educational load of a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions! This college is a wealth of information and they want to see you succeed!

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is a dynamic and diverse school. The teachers, and the easily available diverse resources make this an amazing college to attend. This school has been an excellent first step in my education.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    4 stars

    Clubs and Activities

    5 Star rating. PBL- wonderful SCI FI & ASTRONOMY- great

    What to do for fun

    Join Club Activities

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask about the professors you wish to take.

    In three sentences

    A great school, with great professors and a cool atmodphere.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    many security guards

    Clubs and Activities

    chess club, computer club, intervarsity, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    every type

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap and affordable

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of clubs

    Food and Dining

    No food court on the Virginia Beach campus

    Dorm Life

    no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Study

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College has a lot of opportunities. This school offers many classes and degrees. I highly recommend this school.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We are located in downtown norfolk and there are usually numerous security officers located on and around the premises.

    Greek Life

    There is not any real greek life here at tcc. we only have one fraternity here on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, it's great for working students and students with children of their own. TCC is incredibly flexible and the professors are very understanding and try their best to be fair but work with you at the same time to make sure you are successful.

    Bang for the buck

    When it comes to affordability, tidewater community college hits it home. It's perfect for students who really need a helping hand financially. The only downside to it is there are several fees, such as technology fee, student activity fee, etc that are mandatory to pay for when you it comes time to pay for your classes and tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs, sports, and student government activities that you can involve yourself in. There are also meet ups that the college provides for outside of the classroom such as bowling trips, museum visits, or going to musicals and operas. There's something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Tidewater Community College is located in the heart of downtown with a variety of options for food. The Students Center just opened in the summer of 2011 and is a wonderful option for students who dont want to walk too far from campus to grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Tidewater Community College. Mainly a commuter college. Many students either live at home with their families or on their own.

    Academic Rigor

    Tidewater Community College really puts the stakes high when it comes to academic rigor. Professors have high expectations for students and set forth expectations desired from each student. Tidewater Community College offers rigorous classes in order to prepare students for a 4 years university with even more rigor involved in the academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make yourself aware of the requirements. Make sure you register early, classes fill up QUICKLY. Online classes are iffy, a majority of student's i've found feel more comfortable and are more seemingly successful in an in-classroom setting

    In three sentences

    If you want to continue your educational endeavours without paying too much of a price, tidewater community college is the place for you. Passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated professors combined with a diverse student body from all walks of life, who all share the goal of success. Tidewater community college is the perfect place to start your college career without to having to pay the price.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    A bigger and better cafeteria is currently being built.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    My most challenging courses have all been foreign language. I'm going into my fourth semester of French, and it definitely hasn't been an easy ride. However, they have been my favorite courses! I have had 2 phenomenal teachers that not only encouraged me as a student, but also inspired me to become less ignorant about other nations and their cultures.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't buy your text books from the bookstore. There is a bulletin board hanging in the hallway with dozens of index cards pinned on it at any given time. You WILL find the book you need, and for less than half the price! 2. Print out a map of the campus and carry it until you know your way around. I'm 3 semesters in and I still get lost... 3. Try to do as much course-related research as possible on your own by surfing the school website. Another words, try to answer your own questions. Unfortunately, the guidance department isn't much help and its not unusual to spend hours waiting to be seen. Use it as a last resort.

    In three sentences

    Not only have I had some significantly great teachers at Tidewater Community College, but I've also sincerely enjoyed a majority of my courses. I'm grateful that I've been able to assimilate into a college environment without the culture shock, and also without breaking the bank! I'm eager to transfer to a four-year university and work hard; because of TCC, my work ethic has changed dramatically since high school.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always nearby each building.

    Greek Life

    Honorary society.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various clubs and activities i.e. choir, dance, theatre, ODP.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for outgoing, time managers, and students wishing to improve themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Basic campus as far as any others I have seen.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent quality for the rate of tuition. Knowledgeable staff. There is also a child development center for students with children.

    What to do for fun

    There are films, shows, musicals, festivals, etc students can partake in. Tickets for local venues are also offered at discounted rates.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food and dining shops nearby (within walking distance). There are also vending machines located in the buildings.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life available. All students reside off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is up to the students to stay on task and prioritize their time. Remember to set aside a little time each day to do schoolwork.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the offered academic plans before enrolling in classes. Enroll in a variety of courses so you can see what truly interests you while focusing on what you desire. Utilize the offered tutoring and counseling. Do not be afraid to change your major once you realize you like something else.

    In three sentences

    Great learning atmosphere. Educated staff willing to assist students with issues and concerns. Affordable tuition rates.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Most teachers seem to care about the students and curriculum. The different administration departments are lacking, however. The availability of online courses is impressive.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    artsy

    Dorm Life

    There isn't a dorm option at TCC

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a good place to start.

    In three sentences

    very open-minded, liberal, and fair. They have a great art program and studios in norfolk

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and has security guards walking around the whole school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and Activities are held on campus. There should be a bit more clubs to choose from though.

    Great for these types of students

    Tidewater Community College is great for those students who do not have the money for a four-year program. It is still very helpful and contain the same classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Free food is sometimes given out during a special event. Events are usually on the first day of school, to greet arising students and also, certain clubs can hold an event as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Tidewater Community College saves so much more money than a regular four-year institution. It is very worth it to attend TCC prior to transferring.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are multiple clubs that a person can join. On some special days, there are field days where people can play on blow up objects and receive food.

    Food and Dining

    There are no food or dining on campus. There is, however, a vending machine in most buildings. In order to get food, you must go off campus across the street or bring your own food.

    Dorm Life

    In Tidewater Community College, there are no dorms. Instead, we are required to find our own transportation to where we live by car, bus, bike, or foot.

    Academic Rigor

    If a person studies, than the academic difficulties of this campus would be easy. Every thing is very straight-forward and given to you as a syllabus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always arrive to class on time. Be prepared to write a lot of notes. It is also helpful to bring a laptop or a tape recorder. Bring a planner to write down special dates. Always study for the tests at least a week prior to retain the information.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is very inexpensive and very helpful to students who want to develop a career. The professors want their students to succeed and does all in their power to help. It is a very friendly and nice institution.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is no safety issues at TCC as far as I have seen compared to other universities in the area.

    Clubs and Activities

    TCC actually has quite a bit of clubs and they always seem to have something new going on.

    Bang for the buck

    You get such a great deal per credit compared to other University's.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on which campus your at depends on what you can do. There's always the beach, movies, concerts, the theater, sporting events and so much more in the area to do.

    Food and Dining

    The campus's themselves don't offer much as far as food or dining but they are in prime locations with restaurants and fast food places all around.

    Dorm Life

    There really aren't any dorms but you'll always meet interesting people and can definitely have a good time with them.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class or the person any class can be fun or easy. Most teachers are helpful and provide great lesson plans.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to map out your degree with a counselor and visit the financial aid office to make sure you don't waste time or money on things you don't need.

    In three sentences

    TCC offers multiple campuses and online courses that make it convenient to get an education. They are always looking for ways to improve the college as a whole and better help the students and the community. They truly provide affordable education that doesn't skimp on the quality in any way.

  • 07/07/2012

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

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    Academic Rigor

    The semester hasn't started yet but I know people who have taken classes there and they find the classes to be informative as well as challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus and since there are several TCC locations I suggest you see which campus as your degree and see if you like the area.

    In three sentences

    I like that this it is smaller than a normal university, so it isn't as overwhelming as it could be. It is affordable and allows you to go directly into your area of focus. I like how the campus is in a nice area.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security around the clock, Camera's and Personal escorts to your car by our Fabulous Security team

    Greek Life

    Not yet. Working on that .

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Government Assiciation, Rotaract Club, Wildfire, IGame,Sage(Students advocating for a greener environment), Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa,Beating the odds. Nursing Association, Sci-fi Astronomy Club, The Art League, Voices of Praise,Team TCC, and Baptist Collegiate Club. We have Spring Bling, Summer BBQ etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Those type of students that may not be sure if the want to tackle a 4 year university coming straight from high school. The transition into this college prepares them for that major step.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everything seems normal to me.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is your bang for the buck. Cheaper alternative to the Universities. Piggybacking on my tips for prospective students. It a great way to start on your journey to your destiny.

    What to do for fun

    Involve yourself with the Student Activities on the campus. There you will find lots of fun. How do I know? I am actively involve with it.

    Food and Dining

    Currently unavailable, but will be availalbe by March 2014.

    Dorm Life

    Don't have dorms, but the contractors will be erected apartments soon around the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors are very concerned about your academic progress and they have gone out of the way to assure that you will successfully make the grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need to get back into the flow of education this college maybe your better choice. Checks us out online www.Tcc.edu. If you are serious about changing your way of life, they have any and every major possible. Come here to make the necessary baby steps on your way to your destiny. Make sure that you know what your goals are and stick to them. Perseverance pays off. I am about to graduate and transfer...

    In three sentences

    A started school for anyone the has been absent from school over an extended period of time. This school looks out for the well being of it students. They have learning centers free of charge and walk you through every step of your journey.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no food or dining

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Always read the syllabus and ratemyprofessor.com helps a lot.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    not active

    Great for these types of students

    students trying to stretch dollars.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    What to do for fun

    library

    Tips for prospective students

    Great place to start

    In three sentences

    A university in a community college settings

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    TCC is a melting pot of students: Rich, poor, middle class, smart, intellectually challenged. Students come to TCC because it makes financial sense to spend less for the same education. Scholarships work just as well here also.

    What to do for fun

    TCC campus have the great opportunity to be surrounded by water. The ocean land beach can be enjoyed has well as the local ocean front strip that offers shopping, food/ dining, putt-putt, bars, and the board walk. Away from the ocean you can enjoy amusement parks, camping, biking, etc. There is always plenty to keep you busy when homework doesn't.

    Food and Dining

    Each TCC campus is surrounded by a buffet of food and dining. Ultimately, the choices are unlimited.

    Academic Rigor

    Every instructor has their own way of teaching and grading. Try to get a grasp early on each one and if you cannot, ask. This is not high school any longer. The work is your responsibility and the instructor are not there to make sure you pass. That's your job. The work will be as hard as you let it become.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make serious decisions on the path you want to take early and stick to it. Always get help early. It is never to early to ask a question. The best tip is to search out a good study group for harder subjects or areas that may need extra time and work.

    In three sentences

    TCC is a great investment when you begin your college career. If you plan your course path correctly (that being the key) you can go any where from here. The tools are provided and there are plenty of people who who help you find the right path; just be patient and seek them out.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The beach

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to ratemyprofessor.com to pick good teachers

    In three sentences

    most teachers are very helpful. Resources are available. Opportunities available.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a great sercuity team who will help whenever you need guideness.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs that all students a re welcome to join. EXAMPLES: Religion club, Debate team, Basketball, Swimming team, ect

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't really have one

    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs, go to the school meetings, open mic night, talented show.

    Food and Dining

    Its very delicious and Divine.

    Dorm Life

    We really don't any dorm since it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Great Academic environment

    Tips for prospective students

    To be prepared for what the professors bring to the classroom. Thye are going to strive to help you achieve your goals; but you have to want to achieve them as well.

    In three sentences

    It is a fantastic learning environment that provides people who care about there students challenging themselves. They have programs that expand from aboard. Helping students like myself go beyond what they want to achieve.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a safe school to attend there are plently of police officers in the downtown area.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not sure as of yet.. I will find out soon

    Great for these types of students

    If you have the drive by all means this college is for types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is located by the mall kinda of a distraction but a great school to attend.

    What to do for fun

    This is one of the best things tidewater community college has to offer for entertainment is a game room. It is nice once you done with your classes for that day

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus on your goals and maintain your character

    In three sentences

    It is a campus to start your career and move forward in life. The staff and professors give you the tools to suceed

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. They have emergency button all over campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for student with jobs or student just out of high school transitioning to college.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is 2 to 3 times cheaper than other colleges around here.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, various activites, events are emailed to you throughout the semester from student services.

    Food and Dining

    A Cafe is being built on the Virginia Beach campus but for now there are vending machines.

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive programs

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to give it your all and study hard to achieve academic excellence.

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent community college to attend. The professors are helpful and explain the material well. It has the feel of a four year school with all of the new additions and activites they offer.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who are too attached to their parents, don't want to grow up, are dramatic, or are afraid to leave home.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm on scholarship there so I don't really have to pay anything. It's pretty cheap though!

    What to do for fun

    They give out discounted tickets to concerts sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    Not many options really. I usually bring my food anyway and eat in the court yard.

    Dorm Life

    Well, we don't have dorms. I live at home and commute so it pretty much sucks because I am stuck with my parent's rules.

    Academic Rigor

    Their classes are pretty good. Once you get past all the enrollment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to battle with financial aid. Their book keeping is terrible and they lose important financial aid documents all the time! And expect it to be just like high school.

    In three sentences

    I really don't like TCC and I am only going there because my parents want me too. It's like the thirteenth grade because a lot of my high school classmates go there and create the same drama. Don't go if you can go somewhere else!

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are safety check points located everywhere on campus and there are also patrols that drive/walk around. I've only had one night class and I haven't heard of any incidents since I've been attending the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for commuter students since there are so many locations. Also great for students that don't want to sit in auditorium sized classes with hundreds of other people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Seeing as Tidewater is a community college there are about 4 or 5 different campuses located throughout the tidewater area. So no matter where you stay there is a campus some where close for you.

    What to do for fun

    They are building a new student center and there are always shows, community events and happenings going on around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    I actually haven't been to the dining center yet. Will have to check on it.

    Dorm Life

    Community college so there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending upon the class you take a teacher you get will have a big determining factor. For the most part classes are medium paced and easy to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you register and talk to a counselor or financial aid as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute is a horrible idea because everyone else waited until the last minute also.

    In three sentences

    Easy to navigate. Small class sizes. Teachers seem to care more.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor activities including running, biking and going to the beach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your coursework, get extra help if you need it.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for students initially entering college. The school provides a wide range of course. The classroom and professors provide a productive, learning environment.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of club activities and such. I have never been to any but I wish I had.

    Food and Dining

    I was very impressed when I first saw their little kitchen area. They have a microwave and vending machines with everything in it.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have dorms but I wish they did. It would give me an opportunity to get closer to fellow students.

    Academic Rigor

    They could be more strict with grades. From what I have heard the guidance counselors could care less about what you want. It is very difficult though to keep grades up.

    Tips for prospective students

    If a student starts off in a class with a teacher that does not teach for their learning style, it is best to really try hard in the class or find that class with a different teacher. That can really affect grades. Also do not slack off the first semester.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is an excellent place to start off after high school. They have very pleasant and helpful teachers. They also provide computers in the libraries and other helpful things.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Affordable

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activities to partake in.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are great, especially when you rate your professors in advance at ratemyprofessor.com.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until the last minute to apply/register. Be the early bird for everything when it comes to school.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is a great place to start your college studies. The price is affordable. Credits easily transfer to other schools.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Make sure you find someone who you click with on campus. Have this person do the buddy system with you when you go to parties or even just when you walking to your dorm at night. You just never know.

    Greek Life

    Meet all types of people in school dont limit yourself when it comes to anything

    Clubs and Activities

    Be active that way people know who you are the more you do the better your job applications will look.

    Great for these types of students

    School is great for everyone not one particular type of student get out there and have fun

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our building was big so there was one particular place on campus that was far to walk but once you got there that building was the nicest and coolest building out of them all. They had the best chairs to sit in and the nicest televisions.

    Bang for the buck

    You can work but don't work too much you are there to study and have fun. You have your whole life to work and not forever for school,

    What to do for fun

    Join as many clubs as possible the more you are busy the less trouble you will get into. This is your time so live it up.

    Food and Dining

    Don't eat and drink too much before class then you have to keep leaving class when the teacher is speaking and bring a soda to the boring classes.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life it only happens once just make sure you still find time to study and make sure you have dorm rules stated if you have a roommate and have fun

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focused and stay on top of your work. Do your homework every night and don't cram for tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time, but don't take school for granted stay focused and go on to bigger and better things.

    In three sentences

    TIdewater Community College, is a great stepping stone for people to get a head start and to have it be affordable.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is located downtown Norfolk, with plenty of security.

    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    I will have to say TCC is great for eveyone. No matter what your situation maybe, they have the right classes for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    TCC is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    As a single mom, I really don't have time to hang around campus. However the campus has several student activities available.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been in college for a week, but I'm enjoying classroom. The professors are able to assist you.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a community college filled with knowledgable staff. I am a first year student, and the college helped me toget over being nervious. I am confident that I will do very well, and be prepared to go to a 4 year college.

    In three sentences

    I really like my school. The staff is very friendly, and well knowledgable in all areas. The enrollment process was quick and easy because of their professionalism. I am looking forward to a good year.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has security, drills, and alerts for when incendents occur. It also has many checkpoints for emergencies where you can press a button on a pole if you have an emergency.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure what Greek Life is, but I am sure that Tidewater Community College is great for anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their is a wide range in variety of clubs and organizations a Tidewater Community College.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want to learn for an affordable price.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On specific days, Tidewater Community College has bands on campus, with free food and cotton candy. It is fun and a great way to meet students attending.

    Bang for the buck

    As a student attending Tidewater Community College, I have learned so much and you cannot beat the price! T.C.C. is affordable and overall a great school.

    What to do for fun

    Tidewater Community College has many clubs, organizations and sports to join for fun. The students are friendly, helpful and make school fun even if you do not plan on joining a school related organizaiton.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes the campus will have free food such as Tropical Smoothie, but their is no places right on campus to buy food. Fast food is nearby, within a mile.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms at Tidewater Community College, so their is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are somewhat challenging, but studying makes them a peice of cake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, is the first and most important tip for students. All classes require at home work and studying and failing to do so results in failing of the course. Secondly, go to class. If you skip classes you will be withdrawn from the class and end up behind. Lastly, make friends with classmates. They can help you with homework and concepts you do not understand, and you may be able to help them as well!

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community college is personal, classes are small enough to help you gain an individual sense of understanding in all subject areas. Teachers are professional, helpful and friendly. The campus is organized and small enough to walk to all classes and buildings, making transportation within the college convenient.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I take classes late at night, because i work during the day. I feel safe walking to my car. They have multiple security guard walking around campus throughout the day.

    Great for these types of students

    I think this school is a great start for someone who is either confused about what they want to do, or someone who wants to get general classes out of the way for cheap. I liked that i could take classes for cheap on things i enjoyed, like art history and i ended up figuring out that's what i wanted to pursue a degree in. It also helps that i am able to get all my general classes out of the way for a cheaper price than if i went straight to ODU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Can't think of anything at the moment.

    Bang for the buck

    I like that i am able to get all my general classes out of the way for a lot cheaper here than if i went to a university.

    Food and Dining

    They are in the process of building a huge complex for dining, a gym, and daycare. At the moment we just have vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college. There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would research everything you want in a degree on your own, or talk to teachers at some universities. I went my senior year to a counselor at the Virginia Beach campus TCC and she didn't even understand what i was trying to get a degree in. I wanted to get a masters in Art Education at the time and she kept saying either you want a degree in art or education, pick one. She didn't understand that I was going to transfer to another school that had the masters program for that degree. She was very unhelpful when i asked about the degree i should get at TCC. The only good advice i got at this school was from a teacher i had for the college survival skills class. The teacher i had was a former counselor, not sure if she was a former TCC counselor or not. She was very knowledgeable about what i was wanting to earn a degree in and gave me a lot of really good information.

    In three sentences

    I like the open feel of the campus. I am not too happy with the counselors at the school though. I have had a hard time figuring things out because I can never get any information out of the counselors.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    THE SCHOOL HAS SECURITY EVERYWHERE NEEDED, AND AGAIN THE SCHOOL IS A WELL BEHAVE STUDENT SCHOOL WITH GOOD DISCIPLINE

    Clubs and Activities

    BIBLE, SPORT ACTIVITY, KARATE ACTIVITY, VOLLEY BALL ACTIVITY, COMPUTER CLUB, ENGINEERING CLUB AND SO MANY MORE

    Bang for the buck

    TIDE WATER COMMUNITY IS UNIQUE WHERE STUDENT CAN EXPRESS THERE-SELF I MEAN THERE LECTURERS ARE SPLENDID, ABLE TO TALK TO EASILY. IT IS A FIVE STAR SCHOOL

    What to do for fun

    I AM IN THE SCHOOL ACTIVITY WE HAVE A BIBLE STUDY GROUP CLUB

    Food and Dining

    GREAT.

    Dorm Life

    DON'T REALLY HAVE ONE

    Academic Rigor

    HMM IF YOU ARE PREPARED YOU WOULDN'T THINK OF THE CHALLENGE THAT'S COMING AHEAD OF YOU

    Tips for prospective students

    HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION

    In three sentences

    GREAT, REMARKABLE SCHOOL.

  • 10/17/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    Have heard that it is very hard to get information out of counselors here.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    TCC doesn't have a food and dining. Students eat at local restaurants. Rating would be a 0.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life at Tidewater Community College. Rating would be a 0.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is good. TCC is all about academics and their students success. TCC academic is straight forward and students and teachers apply. Rating would be a 7

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared and ready to go to school to get an education. Know your campus before the start of class. Get to know your teachers and keep a clear communication.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is an excellent stepping stone in moving forward to a 4 year university. I would give TCC a 8 on a scale from 1-10. TCC is a great community college to attend.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    all disciplines

    In three sentences

    One of the best Community College in the erea a good rapport quality/price.

  • 12/05/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Many extra curricular opportunities here !

    Food and Dining

    Tips for prospective students

    Please utilize all programs and services being offered at TCC, ask questions and participate in community services.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful staff at the Chesapeake location, student friendly and most importantly informative. The staff members seem dedicated to the students success. We are noticing the continued expansion work being performed to ensure the comfortability of all attendees.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    there are always cheap and good dining areas around most campuses. ask around, and don't be afraid to try new things

    Dorm Life

    i go to a community college, so i live at home, i would definitely suggest a university, because you'll have way more freedom and lots more fun !

    Academic Rigor

    be prepared, because classes start off easy but trust me they get harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    after getting into the swing of things you really need to become self motivated. things are very different from high school, but all in all the experience is a good one.

    In three sentences

    this school was more than i expected. its very student oriented,and the staff is friendly. i love this school

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Make sure that students are safe and security is always walking around campus

    Greek Life

    no greek life

    Great for these types of students

    doing a lot of school activities, volunteering, and just being active with the school

    Bang for the buck

    I am TCC student working on my associates degree in social science. I go to church, work and take care of my responsibilities at home. I am very hard working person who don't give on the task or work that been in my way. I am a navy brat, so I do move a lot and have to get use to changes that been thrown my way. I am a very unique person and very active in school and work. I did a lot of extracurricular activities like cheerleading, track, tennis, cross country, African american heritage club, homecoming and winter fantasy committee.

    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is my friends and i usually hang out in the student lounge laugh and tell jokes. I usually go to the mall and go shopping with friends, ice skating, rolling skating or just going out to eat with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    TCC is currently building a student center. So there will be a dining area inside the new facility but around the area there a lot of rxestuarants to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life at TCC

    Academic Rigor

    Academic wise it can be easy and can be challenging. It all depends on the course and the teacher. There is going to be a lot of tutoring and people to help you out

    Tips for prospective students

    Tp prospective students you may think TCC it maybe just a community college. Base off personal experience when entering TCC in my first year after high school i really didn't like the school but after getting involved with the activities and meeting people it became fun. Its not easy as you think it is, there are going to be some classes that are going to be challenging and others easy. The people and staff are very nice and friendly. When taking classes best to start from your basic classes then to you major. When you want to look at teachers best spot to be is go to rate my professor or ask other students who had the teacher your taking.

    In three sentences

    If I could rate TCC on a scale of 1-20 it would be a 20. Its a great way to start life and first step if you graduate from high school. Its a smart choice and money saving.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is too much around TCC in Virgina beach to pick just one....do them all

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the day long orientation program

    In three sentences

    I was nervous about beginning college almost 20 years since graduating high school. The staff and other students at TCC have been great!

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Its Virginia. The sky is the limit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is an A-level community college because of the volume of courses offered. It is also has a very diversified student population and along with its many campuses, access is definitely not a problem.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. People who go to TCC are focused and have no time for violence and immaturity.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can participate in after school activities and clubs. There is also a nice size library where you can get on computers and read books.

    Food and Dining

    They are currently in the process of building a student center with food in it at my TCC campus. As of now all there is are vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college it is up to you whether or not you want to do your work but TCC gives you a few chances before they decide you cannot come back to school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to Tidewater Community College I would suggest your go to actually get something done because it is now one of those schools where you go thinking it will be all fun and games.

    In three sentences

    In my opinion Tidewater Community College is a pretty decent school. I would rate it a 3 out of 5 because the curriculum is pretty easy however, there is really no campus life.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs to join on campus. With 50,000 students enrolled, you're bound to find something of interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Returning students, military personnel, and high school students unsure of what path to take.

    Bang for the buck

    You're already paying cheaper than a normal 4 year. TCC provides many free programs to benefit from. In addition, there are new construction plans currently being executed that will make a nicer campus with newer, more beneficial features. Such examples include a new library, health building, and a student center in the middle of the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't anything more spectacular than the vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty of a course depends on the instructor; most classes, though challenging, are fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beware of the parking lots. Although this is out of the college's power, drivers are more aggressive in the lots. Take advantage of the free programs you're provided with. An example would be the tutoring lab and the leadership workshops. Get involved. TCC offers many clubs; surely, there will be one that'll get your attention.

    In three sentences

    The instructors here are the best I've ever had; most of them, contrary to popular belief, attempt to get to know their students, listen to their stories, and help them out. TCC is highly accommodating, the instructors are great, the Virginia Beach campus is very nice, and the classes, while challenging, do provide you with the education you're paying for.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards in the parking lot and at least one in every building. They are there at night if you need someone to escort you to your car.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who can't afford to go straight into a four year college or is not sure what they want to major in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Community college is worth your money. Guarantee acceptance to any school in Virginia.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities and clubs to get involved in. Events are held every week. Joining clubs and going to the events held on campus are great ways to meeting new people.

    Food and Dining

    There are only vending machines right now.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly easy. It really depends on what class you're taking. Classes like Chemistry and Calculus may require more study time. But it really depends on how well you manage your time for studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class. If you have issues conflicting with your schedule, the professors and understanding and will work with you to get your money's worth of education.

    In three sentences

    The class sizes make learning easy. The professors are there to help and are available when you need them. The campus is kept up and there are activities available for everyone's interests.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards are out in the parking lot most of the day.

    Greek Life

    I do not know of any Greek life on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports and many organizations

    Great for these types of students

    Fun, willing to learn, friendly, smart, dedicated, and even a little lazy!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is my first semester so I do not know of any traditions yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Your money only where you put it. They are paired up with Barnes and Noble but you can always buy books elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    Student lounge all the way! They set up great activities that everyone can enjoy!

    Food and Dining

    At the Chesapeake campus they do have a student lounge and in that lounge you can purchase from many different vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Tidewater.

    Academic Rigor

    You are expected to do the best you can the first time around. Teachers will coast you in the right direction, but in the end it is all your choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to take the classes or courses that you want. All the teaching staff at TCC love their jobs and will teach you to the best of their abilities.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Chesapeake campus is very easy to map out. All the staff and students are extremely friendly. I am so glad I transferred to Tidewater.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Feels very safe, they also do have security.

    Bang for the buck

    You can not beat the cost of tuition!

    Food and Dining

    No food or dining

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    -If its raining bring RAIN BOOTS!

    In three sentences

    Great stepping stone into the real world. You will meet a very diverse group of people. My only complaint is the parking situation.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is great in the school. I love bagel brothers they have for students to eat at. Sometimes the school will give you points towards your dining if you are great in the academics. The school prepare the food in a safe way so that is also a plus!

    Dorm Life

    Well I don't stay in a dorm. I stay off campus. The college I go to is a community college so it is local.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been maintaining a 4.0 each semester! I started in summer, right now I am in the spring semester. I had 4.0 in summer and fall and I am planning on having 4.0 again. I just study! I also got a letter from the president of school saying I made the presidents honor roll! The school helps with the academics of their students as you can see!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you trying to go to college just make sure you study, study really hard because I learned that is all college is about. I advise you to have a study partner, that will help too!

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. The professors are awesome! They help students a lot and show them they are very interested in them.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who work full time

    Bang for the buck

    This community college is more expensive than some state/ city colleges elsewhere.

    Food and Dining

    At the Norfolk campus there are some good restaurants in the area that are reasonably priced; on campus though all you will find is vending machines.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is very tedious but not very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a counselor or academic advisor and be very nice, get on there good side so they will make your enrollment, payment and all other TCC experiences much more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    As a stepping stone for prospective students, it is a good start. However, the classes are more tedious than challenging and the school is expensive for a community college.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very comfortable on campus even at night. You can find emergency phones and emergency stations all over campus. In addition, the security guards are always present if you need assistance.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities on campus that are available to everyone. I suggest you go check them out especially if you want to get more active on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who need a transition period between High School and a four year college. Also, it is a great school for those who have never attended college or have been out of the college scene for a while.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not discovered any unusual traditions and locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Books are expensive; however, you can not beat the prices for classes compared to a four year university. I love the fact that I can transfer to a new school for the rest of my undergraduate degree and have a guarantee that i will still receive the same tuition prices that i had while i am attending TCC.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities available on campus to do for fun. There are plenty of clubs and honor societies that are available for a plethora of hobbies and interests. For example, there is a wonderful computer club that builds computers for students in need.

    Food and Dining

    There is always free food found around campus if you pay attention. Also, within the next year our new Student Center shall be opened and the cafeteria will be reopened.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in order to have a dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I find that my classes keep me busy but I do not know how the work load compares to another college that is not a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be early to campus because traffic can make you late. Also, do your homework because that is a bulk of your grade in each class.

    In three sentences

    TCC is a great school for those who want to come back to school and those that have never been to college before. TCC has four locations with different programs so make sure you choose the correct campus for you. Overall, TCC is a well-rounded place to get an education.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you want to re-experience high school and not make any new friends because you went to school with most of the TCC students for twelve years.

    Bang for the buck

    The administration is terrible! They kept losing my information and dropping my classes! They blamed it on a glitch in the system. I also didn't find out what I owed last semester until the day off and when I complained the financial aid office was very rude. They also took away a non-need based scholarship because my dad makes too much even though I am paying out of pocket without the aid of my parents or student loans.

    What to do for fun

    Sometimes they offer free concerts and activities but honestly, this area is not fun.

    Food and Dining

    Non-existent. TCC Portsmouth has a vending machine and that's it. They could at least install a coffee counter or something.

    Dorm Life

    TCC is a community college so there are no dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    This is probably the only good thing about TCC. The academics are good and recognized state-wide. You can pretty much transfer into any Virginia college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can afford a four year college, go! Do not attend TCC. It's not worth it.

    In three sentences

    It is just like high school. Financial aid is rude. The administration is horrible.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The TCC campus that I attend does not have a cafeteria at this time.

    Dorm Life

    The TCC campus does not have dormitories at this time.

    Academic Rigor

    The lecture lessons move at an uptempo pace. A plus to the academic structure is an online school program called Blackboard. On Blackboard you'll find messages left by your professors; as well as, class and homework assignments. This is also a useful resource if you miss a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your assignments. Be sure to use all of the resources afforded to you. If you start struggling in a subject, ask for help.

    In three sentences

    TCC is a good place for students, looking to get into a four collage, to go. They have made the transition from being out of high school for over three years to a collage student very simple. My time here has been both enjoyable and exciting.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guards on campus all of the time. They are very friendly and knowledgeable. They will even walk you to your car at night if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable walking alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a large variety of clubs to choose from. There are over 20 clubs ranging from Christian clubs to video game clubs. If none of the clubs offered interests you then you can always start your own club. There is a basketball team, soccer, and cheer leading teams that students can choose to be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are unsure about what college to go to or what major to choose this is a great place to explore your options without the pressure of paying a lot of money for tuition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It pays to be a member of a on-campus club. There is a office set aside for students who are members of clubs where you can just chill out in between classes or do work in a quite area.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this school. I was a bit disappointed when all of my friends were going off to big universities while I choose to go to a community college but I'm glad I did!

    What to do for fun

    One of my favorite things about this college was the amount of things to do. There is always something to do or something going on. There were free movies, concerts, guest speakers, discounted tickets to shows, school sponsored trips. etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very expensive for a student budget. The Norfolk campus has a student center with eateries just for the students but there is hardly anything you can get under $5. I mostly bought snacks and rarely bought meals. Although it was expensive the food was very good, but you don't get much for your money. Even at the other campuses that didn't have student centers the vending machines are very highly priced. I bought a lunch from home everyday.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. Most students live with their parents or relatives nearby to one of the campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I had a few bad experiences with incompetent teachers I've also had some of my best learning experiences in my life. I was challenged and encouraged by many professors. There is even a academic tutoring lab where you can go during all school hours where you can get individual help for any subject you are studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    During your first few days of classes take note of your teachers teaching abilities. A few teachers have very little experience teaching or are very slack in grading and teaching. If your teacher is showing signs of absentmindedness, has a difficult time explaining questions on the subject matter, or has an unclear syllabus or assignment list don't hesitate to swap the class for a different teacher. It will save you time and the frustration of dealing with incompetent teachers. Also be involved with student events and clubs on campus. You make a lot more quality friendships being a part of clubs and have a lot more fun!

    In three sentences

    There are four very different campuses to choose from. Majority of the teachers are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject. There are many student events and club that make the quality of student life very similar to that of a university.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe and there is security on duty at all times. I always feel safe and secure while on school grounds.

    Clubs and Activities

    TCC offers a variety of clubs and activities depending on the month. For example, Black History Month was full of different events for students to enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    Undecided or any students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual tradition at TCC to me is the fact that there are holes cut in the corners of the trash cans on the Virginia Beach campus so that the squirrels do not get stuck. It is also very funny, we think of the squirrels as students because if you are outside enjoying your lunch, they certainly join you.

    Bang for the buck

    TCC is worth the tuition. It is not too expensive and if you are undecided with career choices, it is a great place to start. I would highly recommend Tidewater Community College to seniors in high school or individuals that are interested in going back to school.

    What to do for fun

    The student center offers video games, television, computer lab, and a great environment to just socialize with students. MacArthur mall is in walking distance, so shopping or seeing a movie in between classes is always fun.

    Food and Dining

    The new student centers offer a variety of dining choices! Great time to interact with fellow students.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life on TCC campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging because it is college, but the professors and tutoring centers help you to succeed in your coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in pursuing your education at TCC,after filling out your FAFSA, you should sit down and speak with an advisor to come up with an academic plan. They will put you in the right direction. Do not attempt to do it on your own. The advisors are there to help so utilize them. Also, rent, buy used, or go to Textbook Brokers to save money on textbooks.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is a great place to start furthering your education. It is affordable and they offer a variety of different resources to help with academics, personal life, and career planning. The classes are not too big and the professors are always willing to help.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will always see the campus security walking threw each building and parking lot, there are alert buttons in all the parking lots, and you can also sign up for free text and email alerts

    Greek Life

    as far as I know there is no Greek life other than the Honors Society.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are A LOT of clubs to join and if you cant find what you want you can always make your own club which is actually very easy to do

    Great for these types of students

    any student

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are a lot of study areas in each building and some of them are kind of hidden which gives you a lot of privacy or studying

    Bang for the buck

    less than 75% of what you would end up pay for 1 year at any university

    What to do for fun

    No matter which campus you attend there is always some event or school club that has something fun or entertaining to do like game tournaments, talent nights, volunteer opportunties, community college sports leagues, ect.

    Food and Dining

    Every campus is close to many fast food places, restaurants, and some even have nutritious cafes inside.

    Dorm Life

    As this is a community college there are no dorms but all the campuses are close to everything and there are many transportation opportunities like the bus, light rail, ferry, and even walking distance

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers really help you to learn the materials you need to know. Weather your just graduating from high school or haven't been to school in years, there's a place for you somewhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Weather you're just graduating from high school or returning to school after years of being out TCC is definitely the best fit. It's cheap for a good education and it also saves time. My only tip is to actual apply yourself and you CANT go wrong.

    In three sentences

    TCC is like no other community college, this institute does not have a reputation like many other community colleges in our country. From her go anywhere, is my college's slogan and in my opinion is a perfect statement. Even without an actual degree most credits from this institute will transfer to any other public college in the country as well as a few private ones.

  • 04/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    none

    Great for these types of students

    Parents, working class, financially unstable, students unsure of major

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the Beach if you choose the VB location. Norfolk campus is right by the mall. And there is plenty to do in downtown Norfolk!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep communication with professors. Take advantage of the transfer opportunities given. Do everything you can to keep your GPA up, it's not hard just focus and give yourself time to get the work done!

    In three sentences

    Great for any student wanting to save money and do a simple 2 year degree. Plenty of resources to help transfer. TCC is very flexible for any lifestyle.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Reading, listening to music and dance.

    Food and Dining

    None provided

    Dorm Life

    Live at home

    Academic Rigor

    If is want you want you will work hard root display your talent to reach your goals

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for hard work and long study hours. Attend all classes no matter the weather or parking. Use all your resources to be successful teachers, form study groups and attend tutoring sessions.

    In three sentences

    Make your education your personal investment. Teachers and staff allow students to bring their creative styles into the lessons. The classroom environment is one of high class learning.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never felt unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who wants to save money and live at home. Great for prospective transfers.

    Bang for the buck

    Less expensive than a four year university! So focus on the core classes and make sure they will transfer. It is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Check out the TCC activities calendar on the TCC website.

    Food and Dining

    When TCC offers student events/activities food is often provided.No dining commons.Fast food and restaurants are available near each campus.

    Dorm Life

    Community College so no dorm life but its no problem because living at home is cheaper.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with advisors often and ask questions. Make sure you know what degree to work on, which classes will transfer, and do not let them talk you into anything. Some advisors are wiser than others so ask around to figure out who really knows what their talking about. Choose your teachers wisely! DO NOT just sign up for any class. Check out ratemyproffessors.com Sign up for classes ASAP. Check out the tutoring center. It's free and extremely useful.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always security guards patrolling, and the Portsmouth campus (I think) has emergency buttons placed around campus and in the parking lots. As a woman, I always feel safe on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of options! Each TCC campus has their own student government and honor society chapter, in addition to campus-specific clubs, such as an Anime club or a French club.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    It's not very expensive, which is great for students like me, who are getting their Associate's so they can transfer to a four-year college. The whole point is to save money!

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on! There are festivals, guest speakers, tons of clubs, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has a student center with a small cafeteria and/or cafe; they are also located within driving/walking distance to other dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Community college, so no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that hard, but for the most part the classes aren't laughably easy, either. Sciences and math classes are generally the most difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Relax! It's community college, so you will get in, and chances are you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    A great community college for students looking to further their education. They cater to many different types of students, from returning adults to vocations to dual-enrolled high school students. They have a good selection of classes and programs.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Has a cafeteria at the Va. Beach Campus not sure of the others.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware early on what program you would like to enter into or what degree programs transfer and which don't.

    In three sentences

    TCC has something for everyone with a great variety of majors and the ability to easily transfer to a four year school! TCC also has multiple campus' in the Hampton Roads area.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always well-lit with emergency stations set up intermittently about the campus. Friendly yet sharp security on patrol consistently monitor for unsafe activity. Never have I had or heard of an issue at the Virginia Beach location.

    Greek Life

    None on which to comment.

    Clubs and Activities

    Nothing I found particularly interesting at this level of college.

    Great for these types of students

    Returning students who have a GED, children, and/or a full time job, or those simply attempting to better themselves. This college is about diversity, so they will work with whatever situation.

    Bang for the buck

    Buy scantron sheets for $2 a six pack and hoard them. On test day, sell for fifty cents and earn profit. Most professors sell them in-class for seventy-five.

    Food and Dining

    Only recently was a student center constructed on the lake which will offer dining options, but before that a lounge housed several hot and cold vending machines. Off-campus there are several major fast food chains dotting the area.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at TCC; everyone commutes to campus in one way or another. Most drive, others take the bus, and the chauffeured few are dropped off at the door.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the instructor, academic rigor is usually pretty standard. At a minimum, keeping up with the material between classes will achieve a passing grade. Combine that with a decent breakfast and paying attention in class to obtain an A grade. Naturally, the challenge increases with the course number.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the open house and research the requirements of all prospective majors before choosing. Remember the campus map on your first day and make sure you plan enough time to walk between classes if the buildings are far apart. Browse the class catalog in the section for your city, especially online, or risk signing up for math in Chesapeake and biology in Norfolk 15 mins after.

    In three sentences

    Within the campus, time is not wasted on furthering students' futures. A wonderful school for a restart. The wide range of classes makes TCC the ideal initial step toward an education in whatever comes to mind.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Watch out at this campus, it is very pretty and seems safe...but, it is in a sketchy area. Use common sense, don't take night classes by yourself if you can not defend yourself in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    Not so much Greek Life, It is a community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    Office for several different clubs, including a choir !

    Great for these types of students

    Students that need to get their GPA up and want to feel like they live in the city without all the traffic :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always something going on in the quad right in front of the administrations office in the fall and spring. When winter hits there is an outdoor ice rink and little fair!

    What to do for fun

    The Norfolk campus is located downtown so there are lots of places to eat and the mall is right on campus, so shopping !

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for your classes early. The admissions office is a nightmare around deadlines to enroll and drop classes. Learn how to sign up for classes online and make sure you do you financial aid early!

    In three sentences

    The teachers are easy to learn from. The library is always full of people, it should be bigger. It is very nice that they have a student center with a gym on the Norfolk campus that is free to students !

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great on the Virginia beach campus. There is the occasional indecent here and there but that's expected.

    Greek Life

    None to my knowledge

    Clubs and Activities

    SAAB is a great organization for men

    Great for these types of students

    TCC is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ACT is a great place to study and the new library is phenomenal in every way. Its huge and has an amazing view.

    Bang for the buck

    You get quality education for a lower price than a university. You can transfer to any university from this school which is a great perk!

    What to do for fun

    Study. Join a club. Go to some of the events held on the different campuses. programs with free food and activities are held every semester.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is currently under construction but will be done soon. There is a subways, Wendy, Chinese city, sushi, 711, and tropical smoothie across from the Virginia beach campus. When the cafe was open the food was great. Im not sure what the new one will have but rumor is chick-fil-a will be apart of it.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms. You'll have to provide your own housing somewhere. There may be some places close to campus available but buses do run frequently to and from the school.

    Academic Rigor

    Great education. Easy to form friends in class. Decent testing. I have enjoyed learning here. I've taken hybrid, in-person, and online classes throughout my three years at TCC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your Financial aid in advance. Make sure you get to the book store the first week it opens to avoid the last minute rush or possibly missing out on some good supplies. Buying used books can save you tons of money. Walk to each class instead of driving to each one looking for parking.

    In three sentences

    TCC is a great school here in the Hampton Roads Area. The teachers and staff are friendly and willing to help any student in need. The campus is well kept and beautiful during season changes.

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety officers are super nice and ready to help in any situation even if you just need directions to a building. Emergency phones are placed throughout campus for your use in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    Academic fraternities are offered.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many academic clubs are available to join, as well as student council. Many student create their own fun or education clubs and allow you the option to become apart of them. Computer clubs, sports clubs and even basketball teams are available.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuting students, and students who still want to have a life while attending school would be a great fit, all while still getting a great education and earning the degree of your choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are non from what I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Tidewater makes sure their education is affordable and they financial help those who need it.

    What to do for fun

    All of Tidewater campuses offer activities for the students to be involved in. Stay up to date on current events to see what is available. Life outside of campus is also fun, with beaches, restaurants and shopping malls nearby. Make friends with a new group of people and find something fun to do, your options are endless.

    Food and Dining

    Tidewater campus in Virginia Beach is proud to be building a new student center with a dining hall included. Starbucks and a sandwich shop are also included in the building plans, as well as multiple lounge areas.

    Dorm Life

    Although there are no dorms are Tidewater, nearby apartments are really nice and affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    Tidewater offers many classes and degree programs. They are above and beyond on of the best Community Colleges around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your resources they are there and available for a reason; to help you be successful and graduate! . Go to class and make sure the classes you choose to take work towards your specific degree program. Get to know the faculty, your professors today are your references for tomorrows jobs, and many of the teachers are Tidewater Comm. College own their own businesses and offer students job to help with tuition costs.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College helps their students get to where they want to go in the future. They offer many options to you to reach your academic goals and be successful while doing it. They offer classes at all of their multiple campus locations around Virginia to make it easier for you to attend.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Postings for cheap rent living are everywhere on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    It has everything you need. It is all up to you how you make use of it.

    In three sentences

    Some of the most intellectual professors you may ever meet teach here The campus is continually making thoughtful improvements to the campus The community makes public transportation accomodate students in many ways

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I definitely feel like I'm getting my money worth with all the campus resources.

    What to do for fun

    TCC has free movies a few time a month, Hump day dodge ball, zumba classes, etc. You can also get into the Virginia Zoo for free with your student ID

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is okay, but the food across the street at the mall is cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    There's no on campus living

    Academic Rigor

    It's some what challenging but the professor do a good job at answering questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have questions do not wait until the start of classes, go during the summer because the academic office gets really packed

    In three sentences

    TCC is a great school it's very diverse and everyone in every department is unbelievably helpful, there's tutoring for every subject, plus all my professors are super accessible if I ask them a quick question through email they usually get to me before the end of the day. They also try really hard to make students feel involved there is always some kind of free activity going on.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    TCC does have security guards that makes sure that the students on campus are safe from any harm. If you feel uneasy about walking to your car at night they will walk with you to your car. If you are have a problem with one of the students security will help.

    What to do for fun

    At TCC you can hang out at the student lounge. TCC has sports teams that you can join. Just recently it was a festeval hispanic heritage month. They will be a new student center where you can work out, play basketball, and just hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    TCC is right near some local food places like Sonic, Wendy's, and Subway. If you dont want to go off campus to get food you can get food from the vending machines in class. Also Farm Fresh is right next door. Food places are right near the campus.

    Dorm Life

    TCC doesn't have a dorm because it is a community college. TCC offers day-care starting in the beginning of January or February. Also they offer employment for students that want to work part-time while they are in school.

    Academic Rigor

    TCC has teachers that can help you in the student center. TCC offers tutoring for students that are having trouble in any subject. The teachers will not turn away any student thats is in need of help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come here you should. TCC offers a wide range of acedmic majors. Also TCC is a great place to start and then you can transfer to a 4 year universtiy without starting over again. You can get your basic classes out of the way then when you get to your 4 year universty finish up your degree. From TCC you can go anywhere.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All campuses are patrolled 24-7 by campus security police. Additionally, each of the campuses has emergency activation or call boxes should a student need them for emergency purposes or otherwise are stranded and need addition assistance.

    Greek Life

    No active organizations on campus, though if you take classes at some of the local universities, there may be opportunities to join and be a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are varied clubs and organizations one can get involved in and begin making a difference in the community, like women groups, religious organizations. I was surprised that this existed at community colleges. It's a great way to stand out and make a difference.

    Great for these types of students

    Tidewater Community College is great for individuals who want to save money; who enjoy the comforts of a close-knit atmosphere; who work and like the flexibility of evening and weekend classes; and who enjoy small professor-to-student ratios on a college campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It was surprising to me to find on a commuter campus, organizations that one can become involved in; sharing interests of like-minded classmates.

    Bang for the buck

    You will thoroughly enjoy the enhanced features found on all campuses. In particular, the Virginia Beach campus recently opened a new multi-million dollar library in joint partnership with the City of Virginia. On this campus, you will also enjoy a new student union over the water with state-of-the-art technology surroundings, concession/eateries, and much more.

    What to do for fun

    The Hampton Roads area is a very beautiful and thriving area. There are many historical sites in downtown Norfolk near the Nauticus and the McArthur Mall. Additionally, of the four campuses, the one farthest away in Portsmouth is only a 20 minute ride to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. To the north, on the Peninsula lies Hampton University, Christopher Newport University, and several museums. Located about two and a half hours away is the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Thirty-five minutes to the north of the Norfolk campus, lies Busch Gardens, and King's Dominion, an hour and a half drive north.

    Food and Dining

    Because this is a community college, many students elect to eat at some of the major food chains just outside of campus. Many of them are in walking distance with one of the campuses being across from a major mall. One of the campus sites, Virginia Beach, will soon open a new student union over the water which will host several selects for dining.

    Dorm Life

    There are currently no dormitories on either of the four locations of this community college.

    Academic Rigor

    The same academic rigor exists here as you will find at a major university. To remain competitive for your future, you have to study daily. Whether you are more comfortable working alone or in study groups, you can make major strides educationally by balancing your studies with other activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to be challenged and to be a part of an educational and social atmosphere where you and your concerns will not be hidden in he background. Here you have an even better opportunity to interact and get to know faculty and students on a more personable level.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College, encompassing four locations on the south side of Hampton Roads, offers a close-knit, homey feel. The atmosphere is very relaxing and conducive for one seeking little distractions from those sometimes experienced on a larger college campus. Each campus is continuously growing to provide the necessary resources in education and technology needed for this generation and beyond to stay ahead of the curve.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus and if there is something that happens security is quick to notify the rest of the student body on what happened.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about Greek life but there is an honor society called Phi Theta Kappa.

    Clubs and Activities

    There aren't that many clubs on campus. Every month the Student Government sends out an e-mail to current students about the type of activities that will be going on, such as festivals, special speakers, blood drives.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who did not do well in school and want to start new and with a new GPA . It is also a good school for those wanting to save money and transfer after two years. Tidewater Community College also has a great Veterans program for those in the military who have education benefits. It is also a great place for vocational training.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student center is on a lake and has a very pretty view of the campus. Every semester the student activities center has a ski trip and a trip to Washington D.C. that is free. Once a month the Planetarium hosts a lights show which is free to the public.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable! A wonderful decision for those who want to go to a four year university but do not want to have a lot of debt after graduating.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out in the student center with friends is always fun. The library also has a Starbucks cafe in it. The student center also has a gymnasium and study rooms too.

    Food and Dining

    Up until fall 203 the the food selection was terribly, only consisting of vending machines. However, since the new Student Center opened up that has a new restaurant in it, the food selection is wonderful. Every week the offer different cuisine from Asian to Mexican food as well as Angus Burgers and french fries. The breakfast options are yummy too. You can custom make an omelet with your choice of toppings and there is french toast, turkey beacon and sausage. There are also many vegetarian choices too

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms but there are apartments nearby that are affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not very rigorous unless you take 200 level class or higher. Science classes are the most demanding but eve then they are manageable if you study and do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a good idea to get in contact with a counselor when first picking classes. Throughout the year, consulting a counselor is very helpful so that the classes fit into the degree, especially if you plan on transferring to four-year. Find the right counselor that is in charge of transferring to the college you want to transfer to. Also do not buy textbooks from the bookstore on campus they will rip you off. Go to Textbook Brokers across the street for a better deal.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College is a great way for people who have recently graduated and are on a budget to start college. It is affordable and flexible and a great option for those who do not want a long commute to college as well. Class schedules are flexible and cn be fit around work hours.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The tea

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Non residential

    Tips for prospective students

    focus and work hard!

    In three sentences

    I enjoy it. All staff are very kind and helpful, ready to get you where you want to go.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is awesome, lighted campus with Security monitoring the parking area. Excellent

    Clubs and Activities

    Many activities and clubs students can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Older students like myself that are working full time and attending college part time or full time. Evening classes are available at all campuses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Parking problems only at the Norfolk Campus

    Bang for the buck

    Tidewater Community College have some of the best Professor in Virginia.

    What to do for fun

    All campus have all kind of activities for the student.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on the Campus you attend, there are many places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm

    Academic Rigor

    I have attended a four year college before Tidewater Community College, however, I have learn more for this community college then I have at a four year University. I am so glad I am a student at Tidewater Community College

    Tips for prospective students

    Human Services is a great program at Tidewater Community College, however parking is hard and expensive at the Norfolk Campus, which all of the Human Services classes are offered. But great Professor and a amazing program.

    In three sentences

    I am currently enrolled at Tidewater Community College. I am a full time student working a full time job, so the evening classes work great for me. I am a 53 year old student so the Professor work with my work schedule on occasions.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are no cafeterias, but there are cafes in the libraries.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Same as any school, study and go to class and you'll do fine.

    In three sentences

    TCC is a great school; it's comparable to the local Universities at about a third of the price. Many of my professors also teach at the Universities in the area, so I'm sure I'm getting a similar education. And all credits transfer - hence their motto of From here, go anywhere.

  • 12/17/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Saw security when I first walked in. Thats a good thing!

    Great for these types of students

    driven!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    The amount of money you will make considering the amount you spend for school is good!

    What to do for fun

    They have yoga classes and clubs to join! Make sure you socialize.

    Food and Dining

    Have not experienced yet but they do have a cafeteria to purchase bagels, croissants, and other breakfast foods. I have only been there in the morning.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    very competitive RN program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask all the questions you have and don't let them rush past you to help the next student. Apply for all the scholarships you can, whenever you can!

    In three sentences

    The campus is under construction, but the buildings they are working on or building are nice. The student aides are wonderful but some of the teachers or employees don't see too interested in helping when you have questions. The new student orientation was helpful.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tidewater Community College has campus security that can be contacted via phone or e-mail. As with any institution, students are advised to report any suspicious activity and to lock their vehicles when on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Tidewater Community College is great for any student trying to enhance their education. Moreover, it is the perfect college for those trying to save money while taking the general education courses and prerequisites required to pursue any degree. Lastly, it is ideal for those students who are unsure what field to enter as there are a vast amount of courses to choose from and many academic advisers to meet with.

    Bang for the buck

    Tidewater Community College offers tons of courses at an affordable cost with financial aid and scholarships available.

    What to do for fun

    While attending Tidewater Community College, you can join or attend various clubs, events, and athletic events. Clubs and organizations include the Student Honor Society and Student Government as well as various academic-specific clubs and the ability to even create your own club! You can also join or watch basketball and soccer or attend a variety of Leadership events that will better prepare you as you enter the workforce.

    Food and Dining

    Your Tidewater Community College ID is called a StormCard. You can deposit funds, which are referred to as Storm Dollars, onto your account and make purchases using your ID on campus. You can also purchase a meal plan to use for campus food services in the Student Center.

    Dorm Life

    Tidewater Community College does not offer dormitories and students commute on a daily basis.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is a top priority in the classes offered at Tidewater Community College. They have created a learning environment that exceeds the highest expectations for 21st century learners. Tidewater Community College offers a tremendous amount of classes that challenge students as well as open study labs, tutors, and so on to aid students as they fulfill their academic requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tidewater Community College has a First Year Success System in place that is designed to help students adjust to college demands and to achieve personal and academic success. It consists of four components, including orientation, that will surely help first-year college students as they make the transition. It is very important that students take responsibility of their learning, and Tidewater Community College offers exactly what new college students need in order to reach their career goals.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College's slogan is From Here, Go Anywhere!, and it's true! After taking your general education courses at a lower cost than a four-year institution, you can transfer to any college you like to fulfill your career aspirations! Tidewater Community College offers tons of affordable classes, each taught by faculty who care about helping you reach your goals.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security at Tidewater Community College was one of the first great impressions I got when enrolling. Not only were they kind and helpful but made you feel very safe in the city of Norfolk. I knew because of the security that I would be able to take evening classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tidewater Community College is located in the heart of Norfolk very close to the Norva and the Scope theater.

    Bang for the buck

    I am very appreciative for TCC and everything that I learned there. They earn all of the support necessary to keep their institution up to par.

    What to do for fun

    Tidewater Community College is growing each year with a new Student Activities Center that provides all sorts of fun for relaxation of the brain.

    Food and Dining

    Being as community college, Tidewater has limited access to food other than the restaurant where chef major's cook and serve delicious meals for students throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life at Tidewater Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a former University student, I had no idea that a community college could challenge me the way that Tidewater Community College did. If it weren't for some of the experiences that I went through, especially academically, I would not be a successful student today. Tidewater's teachers have a personable approach that is not only successful but more inviting for their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Timing is everything in life. Being a focused, determined, motivated student requires every ounce of effort on your part. This is your future. Do not settle for anything less than what you deserve. Tidewater Community College will absolutely help with the rest.

    In three sentences

    Tidewater Community College was my first, delightful and very innovative experience with a community college. Every teacher that taught me at T.C.C gave me not only educational knowledge but wisdom outside of the classroom. I was very sad to leave Tidewater Community College and still keep in touch with Professors there.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who need to save money

    What to do for fun

    Close to Norfolk, which has a lot of things to do for fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep up with your online courses, don't get dates mixed up. Go to counseling early, so you get the classes you need.

    In three sentences

    A great school for someone who would like to save money on school payments. A lot of teacher from ODU teach here, so the education is great as well. I would definitely recommend coming here.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    this college is great for easy going students who work and attend school.

    Bang for the buck

    TCC is also cheaper than other colleges because it is a community college. You get the same classes that you would a a four year college for a lot less. the buildings are relatively close to each other but you still have to pick your schedule carefully because so you have time to get from one class to another.

    What to do for fun

    Throughout the semester different clubs host different activities that are open for all students, such as large get togethers with free food.

    Food and Dining

    Tcc has vending machines throughout the buildings if you need a quick snack and it also has a cafe in the student center. This cafe has a Starbucks and stations where you could buy different kinds of food such as, subs, pizza, etc. the food in this cafe can be expensive but it tastes good.The dining room is huge and you can sit and eat by the window that overlooks the pond that the student center was built on, it's a really nice view.

    Dorm Life

    Since it is a community college you can't live on campus but the campus does have a lot of fun events in the student center. The student center is this big building that consist of a the bookstore/Barnes and Noble, a cafe and a few classrooms. If you have a break in between classes this is the place to go. you could also go to the library.

    Academic Rigor

    For most of the classes I've taken the course material was easy to learn if I studied the textbook and my notes. If you have trouble with math or English there is a tutoring building that really helps.

    Tips for prospective students

    When picking your classes makes sure your classes are in buildings that are near each other. I made the mistake of taking Calculus before Geology, at the time I didn't realize that the buildings were so far apart. I found myself rushing to geology, every other day, so i wouldn't be late. Also, if you have to print something the library gives you one hundred free prints but if you run out of free prints go to the computer lab in the ATC building and you can get unlimited free prints.

    In three sentences

    I didn't expect to enjoy TCC because I just decided to attend it until I saved enough money to transfer, but I enjoy it. The environment is very comfortable and laid back, I don't dread going to school in the mornings. Also the professors are amazing, their kind and very willing to help when you don't understand something.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There were really only vending machines in some of (or maybe all) the buildings during the time I attended TCC, but now they've got a Starbucks in the Joint Library across from ATC. They've also added a new student center, so there's dining available there.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I know, there are no dorms. Though there are apartments right across the Virginia Beach campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, some are easy. I used the Rate My Professor site to help me choose the best teachers I could get. I definitely think being a community college makes the classes seem a bit easier & less daunting than a 4-year college.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Around the clock security through school hours

    Great for these types of students

    yes!!!!!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and events that takes place throughout the school year

    Tips for prospective students

    Be opened minded, have a idea of what you want your major to be. Stay focused and determined to reach your goals, and you will susceed.

    In three sentences

    Its a an accredited school, that offers a wide varities of different classes and schedules to meet your needs and its cheaper, than universities. You can get your Associates to Bachelors degree. The employees and staff, really work hard to help you meet your needs.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have no fear, there is campus security everywhere and your student ID keeps you protected because its check at club and labs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Once a student you'll receive a stream of emails from TCC letting you know what there is to get involved in and there's always something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    I struggle in math and I don't have the time in my education to take hours of remedial math, I made goals and went to the Math lab regularly to get my knowledge up to par.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not that aware of

    Bang for the buck

    Your getting your Bang for the Buck here at TCC, Professors, advisers, student labs no need to worry for you falling behind there's a hand to help.

    What to do for fun

    TCC has so many opportunities to join a club, or group there's a constant email flow letting you know whats going on in the area.

    Food and Dining

    I did not eat on campus

    Dorm Life

    i did not stay at dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Things arent as challenging as they may appear. Remember there's a expected self study time applied to each class 1 hour per credit hour. Put the time in and you'll meet the goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do think of college like high school. Worrying about the challenge of your education can waste years. Jump in... the effort you but in will be returned. Everyone around you here at TCC wants to see you make it.

    In three sentences

    Facility is focused to help you achieve your career and educational goals by being passionate about their subjects and providing a flexible work environment. TCC Virginia Beach campus has made it even better to be a student there by building a new and improved student center with a gym. Math Labs, Science Labs, Emails of student opportunities TCC is like having a personal cheerleader for your degree.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its ok minus the cars that get broken into and keyed every once and awhile.

    Great for these types of students

    ones that really dont care and are only there to get parents off their backs.

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth it. Like i said before i'm a little over ten thousand into this school of my own money. Im the the Diesel program and as it sits now and probably when i get out I havent learned enough to go out and get certified. The place is a giant rip off for money. You do not get what you paid for.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only giving this a one star because that is as low as it will allow me to go. I go to tcc for the Diesel tech program and it is the biggest waste of my time and money and i am currently waiting out this term and then leaving. I have spent close to ten thousand dollars of my own money attending this school and have yet to see why is it worth it. It seems like all i am doing is paying for the teachers to go on a nice long vacation. List of why i think it is a waste of my time: No trucks to work on. I have worked on the same motor 5 times over again they try to put 18 students on one challenge i.e motor rebuild or trans rebuild. this might not be a factor for you but when you have 18-22 studens trying to all working a 10 foot space your not going to learn that much. The price is really not that amazing. Your better off holding out and saving a few more dollars and aiming for the big colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not even waste your time or money at this school. Half the guidance people have no idea what they are doing. I went and spent about an hour trying to get my classes figured out with them at the place on Cedar Rd and all they did was sent me to a different building about 30 mins away. The school is a loss cause. They will have you running around all over the place.

    In three sentences

    Worst school I have ever been too. Its just like coming right out of high school. The teachers are pretty bad.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security guards are around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities to fit different interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are working, are parents, are returning to school, or are just looking to save some money.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable, especially compared to how much money would be spent otherwise.

    What to do for fun

    The student center should have some fun ways to kill down time between classes.

    Food and Dining

    Just vending machines but hopefully the new student center will have some more options. either way, there are plenty of places to eat around campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty depends on the classes you take but if you show up to class, pay attention, and ask the teacher for help when you have questions, you should do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll get as much out of your classes as you put in. Work hard to motivate yourself and keep on top of homework and assignments.

    In three sentences

    A great school to begin your college journey. A wide variety of classes to choose from. Pretty affordable.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Great Student center. Parking is there, just have to look for it. Staff is nice.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I only attended classes in the daytime, but I always felt safe. There are security guards in every school building, and you will occasionally see city police officers on the streets. Students do have to be mindful when crossing the street to avoid getting hit by the light rail, The Tide. (No student has ever been hit by the Tide).

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a career switcher, TCC will prepare you well. If you have recently graduated high school and want a smaller community environment, this is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    About once a month, there is a Farmer's Market outside in the courtyard, so you can grab some fresh produce after classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Unless you are a dual enrolled high school student, there is no cheaper option for taking college courses. The teachers are all first-rate and the facilities are clean and well-maintained. The only downer of attending TCC at Norfolk is that you have to pay $25 for a parking pass. This is still much cheaper than prices universities charge for their parking passes.

    What to do for fun

    TCC tends to have weekly student activities like sports and talent tournaments and movie viewings at the Roper Theater. The mall is only a block away so there is plenty of shopping nearby. The student center also has a fitness center and video games.

    Food and Dining

    Since TCC at Norfolk is located in downtown, there are tons of great places within walking distance to grab a quick bite. Tropical Smoothie, Subway, Alatte Cafe, to name a few. Then a few quirky local restaurants like The Jewish Mother are nearby as well as the restaurants within MacArthur mall, which is only a block away.

    Dorm Life

    Non-existent, but you can live in downtown across from campus. (However, these apartments are pricey).

    Academic Rigor

    I believe all my teachers prepared me well for transferring to Old Dominion University. The classes were difficult, but the teachers did a good job of preparing us for exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check out ratemyprofessor.com to find the best teachers, and register as early as you can because their classes will fill up! Keep in mind that if you're taking difficult classes like anatomy or chemistry, those courses will still be tough even if you have an excellent teacher. If you put in the extra time, you will do well at TCC.

    In three sentences

    TCC at Norfolk has excellent professors who have great knowledge and enthusiasm for their subjects. All of my teachers have been available during office hours to answer any questions I have ever had. The facilities are well-maintained and the downtown location is really fun.

  • 04/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall ok considering there are bars and clubs near by.

    Clubs and Activities

    Near by theater and shoppes

    Great for these types of students

    Versatile atmosphere.

    Bang for the buck

    For a community college I guess it is ok. I do not have the advantage of financial aid so I pay out of pocket. Its about 150 dollars per credit hour and each class is about 4 credit hours....so you tell me!

    What to do for fun

    The mall is a great place to go if you have an extended break.

    Food and Dining

    GREAT! Lots of restaurants surrounding the campus!

    Dorm Life

    No. This is a community college

    Academic Rigor

    Variable

    Tips for prospective students

    Remain focused and do your best to make it to class everyday

    In three sentences

    TCC is great from prerequisite courses. The teachers overall will help you through the classes.The Norfolk Campus has the better atmosphere in regards to restaurants and a near by mall.

  • 05/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCC has plenty security on campus. They do not play around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anime Club, TCC Art League, Autism Awareness Club, Cheer Club, Criminal Justice Organization, Early Childhood Club, Fashion Business Club, Human Services Association, Student Nurses Association, Parents United, Phi Beta Lambda-Circle, Pride Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Rotaract, Student African American Brotherhood, Students Advocating for a Greener Environment (SAGE), Secular Student Alliance, Student Government Association (SGA), Sisters with Vision, The Truth about the Bible and Christianity Club

    Great for these types of students

    TCC is for any individual that wants to start college or go back to college.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is more affordable than a four-year university.

    What to do for fun

    TCC has a great Student Center. There are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to be apart of. They offer weekly student activities, as well as, on-site child care.

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafe in the student center offers a variety of delicious meals. They offer Starbucks coffee and Grab and Go items. Also, students are able to load money on their Storm Cards and purchase items with their student I.D.

    Dorm Life

    TCC is a community college and does not offer on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    There is nothing rigorous about the academics. Students have to prioritize.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should have their priorities in order. If you are going to attend college, make sure that you are focused.

    In three sentences

    TCC is a great starter college for all students. The instructors are very clear with what they expect from all students. Tuition is cheaper and more affordable.

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing bad ever happens here

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs to choose from but not all are very interesting

    Bang for the buck

    They give out free computers in the computer center

    What to do for fun

    They do have a few clubs but besides that you just go to class and go home

    Food and Dining

    Student center food is gross

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes to choose from but they are missing several key majors at the college

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused do not mess around tcc is a great and cheap way to kick off your college career

    In three sentences

    Affordable college. Teachers are willing to help.Boring school with not much outside activities going on

  • 09/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I guess it's safe. I've never heard of anything bad happening there, but I've only been here for 2 years, so...

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life, I think.

    Clubs and Activities

    A bunch of clubs and activities here. They try their best to make it fun, so there's something going on every week.

    Bang for the buck

    Since TCC is a community college that means there is no room & board fees that you have to pay, so it is definitely affordable. But, I'm in-state, so I don't know how much it costs for an out-of-state student.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, go to the mall, gather some friends and play a game, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The school has it's own cafe, but if you don't want to go there, there is like a bunch of restaurants close by. Plus, there's a food court on the 3rd floor of the mall.

    Dorm Life

    What dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I guess the professor's are okay. I've never had any problems in my classes, so...

    In three sentences

    TCC is a great school to start from if you plan to transfer over to a 4-year college/university. There are plenty of clubs to join, and there is always some type of activity going on. The Norfolk campus is great because it's located downtown, so that means there is a bunch of stuff for you to go before or after classes. There is also a mall within walking distance, like directly behind the school.