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Umpqua Community College Reviews

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  • 09/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    1. Prepare. Even if you think you packed a pencil, go a head and pack another. You don't want to come to class without one. 2. Review your schedule. This is good so that you aren't missing classes because you forgot where you were supposed to go 3. Take notes. This is very important because a lot of the teachers will tell you whats on the test and sometimes will even let you use your notes in a test. Notes also are key when studying.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's very fun and there are many clubs to join. Like the Spanish club for instance..There are a variety of things for extracurricular and even work study!

    Am learning a lot

    It's a great learning environment. Thing to remember is , don't be afraid to ask questions. If you don't then you will be stuck. NO ONE IS GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU. Heck, they might've had the same question.

  • 11/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    They have free tutoring all the time and many other things that would take to long to explain.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is clean and easy to get around.

  • 09/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go there with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it's worth the money. If you are there to learn.

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't like the idea of having to go back to school, but now that I'm here I am making the best of it.

    Am learning a lot

    The instructors that I have had are very good at teaching. They try to make sure that the material they teach is well presented and understood. They welcome questions to make sure the material is understood.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to do their transfer degree before going off to university. Students that need retraining or more training in their career. Students that want/need a two-year tech degree. Students that want/need a certificate.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Keep on the ball with the paperwork. Administrative problems can happen. 2. Get a good counselor. College isn't something you do alone. 3. Talk to other students about the teachers. Teachers can be hit or miss in some cases. 4. Work hard and don't hesitate to ask for help.

    Bang for the buck

    You learn a good bit for your dollar, and it's a great starter college.

    Did enjoy being here

    Except for some administrative troubles, was a great experience. My counselor was there for me (I was in a scholarship program), the teachers were helpful and it was a pleasant place to go.

    Did learn a lot

    The teachers were full of knowledge and really wanted to help you learn the subject at hand. If you were serious and worked hard, they were willing to meet you halfway. My teachers did a great job.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    phi theta kappa

    Clubs and Activities

    debate club, spanish club, french club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    any student who likes the feel of a small town and likes the outdoors.

    Bang for the buck

    umpqua's tuition is very reasonable. you defiantly get a great education for the money you spend.

    What to do for fun

    the asucc (student government) plans many movie nights, dodge ball tournaments, and other events which benefit local non-profit organizations while giving students an opportunity to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    the river bistro is a great place to grab lunch and study with friends.

    Dorm Life

    there is no on-campus housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    unpqua is a great place for those who want to get a good education and save money. they are known for their science, music, and viticulture programs.

    In three sentences

    umpqua is a great undergrad school. their faculty are professional and well educated. it has been my pleasure to work toward my aaot here.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Virtually nonexistent.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much on campus but the Umpqua Valley has many outdoor activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to be patient when applying, registering, and paying for classes.

    In three sentences

    The instructors are knowledgeable and very helpful. But the infrastructure is outdated and overcrowded, and the administration (including financial aid, registration etc.) are severely lacking in ability and helpfulness.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always around when you need them!

    Clubs and Activities

    If you don't know anyone involved in anything it is difficult to know what is going on or to get involved in things.

    Bang for the buck

    You get out of the class what you put into it.

    Food and Dining

    Never ate in the cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    UCC doesn't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The class room experience is different than any i have ever been in. Some teachers are extremely helpful and some make the class room experience extremely board. But you learn what you go to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take notes, sit close to the front, don't be afraid to ask questions. Ucc is a great place to start but you have to take advantage of all it has to offer!

    In three sentences

    A place where students can get their basic classes or finish their degrees while saving money. A school where class room size is small enough where you can get help from the teacher and know everyone in your class.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's a very open campus. And security is all over during regular hours, beyond that I feel very safe there you don't hear about attacks or thefts at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    There seem to be several study groups, and other social groups to join. As I mainly study off campus I haven't explore much of that.

    Great for these types of students

    The distance learning through UCC has been very productive for me. The courses are very nice and structured, and it saves me gas money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wildlife is always in the campus, you always hear birds singing and often times deer will be wandering through and passively eating grass, it adds a nice touch to the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Community colleges are always a good place to start because they are less expensive than a University would be.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of bowling allies a in Roseburg, which is a fun group activity. The fantastic thing about the area is that there is a lot of wilderness, and rivers. Fishing, hiking, swimming, bbq's are always an option.

    Food and Dining

    I have never personally eaten at the college, but I have heard it's not bad, they do have a cute little coffee shop in the book store which is convenient.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at UCC, It's a community college, but there are alot of places for rent a short distance from the college.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say all of the course and instructors provide a good amount of academic rigor. You can learn a lot provided that you want to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make Sure your financial aid documents are in very early in the year and be sure to have tax forms and W2's on hand to speed the process.

    In three sentences

    All of the teachers I have had so far have been very understanding and helpful. I wouldn't say the financial aid department is fun to deal with. The college campus is beautiful and very comfortable.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security roaming the campus at all hours

    Clubs and Activities

    Transfer Opportunity Program -- helps the transition into a university

    Great for these types of students

    Students wary of a huge school and going too far away from home.

    Bang for the buck

    As compared to a big university, the all classes are both a fraction of the size AND a fraction of the cost. A higher-quality education for about half the price.

    What to do for fun

    Occasional concert

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria in the middle of campus with wrap-around kitchen, cooks right there to take requests.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms or any help in finding places to live at all.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are awesome, others make you wonder why they became teachers. It all depends on who you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for everything! Things such as Transfer Opportunity Program and job opportunities are not exactly adverted.

    In three sentences

    UCC is very small and close-knit. The teachers know your name and have time for you. You are never taught by a student-aid.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is absolutely out of this world. If you ever have a problem all you have to do is just dial those 7777 and the prefix and that's it. The security people are so nice.

    Greek Life

    WE dont have a greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs and activities at UCC. One of the great clubs at UCC is the libertarian club. Another great club at UCC is the debate club.

    Great for these types of students

    UCC is great for students that are motivated. The college is also great for students that are smart. And lastly i wouldn't even bother enrolling at UCC unless you can read.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Umpqua Community College provides plenty of days during the end of term that are special. There are some holiday events that occur every now then. The traditions at UCC are great.

    Bang for the buck

    I would definitely say that UCC has a great bang for their buck. For anybody deciding that they want to save money, i would recommend them taking some courses at UCC. UCC has a great bang for their buck.

    What to do for fun

    UCC provides plenty of things to do for fun. There is a fitness center to work out in. You can also go to the library and read for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at UCC is fantastic. Umpqua Community College has a bistro located right on the river. The cafeteria is also another great place to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    Umpqua Community College does not have a dorm unit.

    Academic Rigor

    Umpqua Community College is probably ranked somewhere around the middle as far as academic rigor goes. It should also be noted that the academic rigor at UCC would be based around the fact that the number of attending students is relatively small. Academic rigor would also depend on what kind of classes you are enrolled in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective student should come prepared. Any student that is going to attend Umpqua Community College and is planning on transferring should be ready to get attain an ASOT degree. An prospective student should be fine with a really small college.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful college that is located outside of a very nice cozy town. A small college with small classes. A college with an awesome faculty.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Theres phones posted for about every building with security number posted right above, as well as a couple officers that make rounds on campus. I feel pretty safe there.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs and ways to get involved. They even have end of term study parties on campus with pizza and games. Who thought an entire day of studying would be so much fun?

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has decent cafeteria food, the people working there are VERY nice. The bookstore has a nice little grocery section with a couple local sandwich shops supplying some tasty food, and theres also the cafe, which I haven't had the opportunity to try yet, but the smells coming from that place make my mouth water every time!

    Academic Rigor

    Id say 9 out of 10 instructors are incredibly knowledgeable about their subject, and are very concerned about making it an interesting subject as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great and relatively inexpensive way to get started on your college career. Make sure you're checking in with all the offices that apply to you (financial aid, registrations, admin, business) so you stay aware of whats happening. It helps make sure you don't slip through the cracks!

    In three sentences

    Many Pros. A couple Cons. Overall very good community level college.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security numbers on every wall, and officers go around checking all the time! Feel very safe!

    What to do for fun

    Some sports team and lots of summer activities.

    Food and Dining

    Great cafe!

    Dorm Life

    Close enough I can stay at home! :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get together with an advisor, very helpful when planning your terms.

    In three sentences

    Great school to start out at, great staff and very easy to work with. Always are there to help you out! Currently attending and it is going very smooth. Great classes and teachers!

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 14

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like to fish and hunt. and hang with friends.

    Dorm Life

    good

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    study and read all you can. never give up it will pay off later in life..

    In three sentences

    I think that this school is very good. the people are caring and very nice. they want a student to finish and be happy in life

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 14

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs to do. The library seems to be the place to hangout. It's always interesting and there are so many things to do.

    Food and Dining

    UCC has their own cafeteria with students running it who are in the culinary program. They also have a restaurant that people can go to.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are eager to learn and do lot hold back on asking questions or correcting a teacher. The teachers do kit have a problem with it, they actually love it.

    Tips for prospective students

    UCC is for people that want a diverse community of students.

    In three sentences

    UCC is a great college to go to. They are helpful and are there for you when you need them. The class atmosphere is exceptional because there are not a lot of people in them and it is diverse.