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McDowell Technical Community College Reviews

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  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One security officer, closed circuit TV monitoring.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa

    Clubs and Activities

    National Technical Honor Society

    Great for these types of students

    Students just out of highschool that are looking for an easy transition to college, or just to take some classes before moving on to a 4-year school.

    Bang for the buck

    As mentioned before, most teachers expect students to have a very low aptitude and teach with that in mind. You really have to work to get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There's a small basketball court in the outside commons area. There are no other sports or activity areas on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe staff are all very kind and it seems like they all know your name. The food is pretty good, even though they have a limited menu.

    Dorm Life

    There is no student housing on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are generally very easy. Most assignments read more like a 10th grade highschool assignment, not something you would expect from a college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the teachers you'll have before committing to their classes. Some teachers have a reputation for being difficult to work with if you're a good student because they have such low expectations.

    In three sentences

    A small school where most students have little aptitude to do much beyond take up space in classrooms to get a pell grant. Most of the teachers are alright, and if they see that you are genuinely interested in learning they will work with you and help you succeed. There are some 'bad' teachers, but even then it's very easy if you're academically minded to do well in their classes.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    In three sentences

    Small, family oriented, southern.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to save money.

    What to do for fun

    It's a small town, so not much.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    For me, it's not that difficult. But others tell me that what I consider to be easy, is difficult for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Don't fail your tests like everyone else. Rise above.

    In three sentences

    They have teachers that care. Small classes. Good people. Good food.