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  • 01/21/2017

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a good amount of safety on campus. The only alert I have ever received is to be aware of locking your car doors to stop personal item theft.

    Great for these types of students

    MHCC is great for all kinds of students.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the money. Especially since MHCC isn't terribly expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on what you like to do, there are several opportunities to have some fun before, in between, or after classes. My personal favorite is to take a short stroll through the back of the campus where there is an abundant natural setting.

    Food and Dining

    The vista dining hall has some decent quality food with quite the variety. Nothing is too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms on campus. However, I hear from other students they are pretty good and feel very homey.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes, although challenging, give you plenty of time outside of class to complete assignments as well as prepare you in your field of study. Professors give very clear instructions and are more then welcome to meet with you during office hours if you need any help.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing prospective students should know is that the MHCC staff are incredibly helpful people. If you are unsure of anything, there are several resources you can utilize on campus.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood Community College is an amazing institution. The staff are absolutely spectacular and always push you to do your best, as well as further your career path. The campus has a very diverse student body and has a relaxing setting surrounded by nature.

  • 08/16/2016

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    personal campus safety is great. even for night classes they have security on at all hours who can escort you to your car if you feel iffy about the situation. i did hear about 1 or 2 car break ins while i was attending, but never any violence or thefts towards people walking.

    Greek Life

    only available in the form of the honor society, rho theta.

    Clubs and Activities

    mhcc has a huge list of clubs and activities constantly put on by the student leaders. if you want to be involved, its easy.

    Bang for the buck

    the quality of instructors mhcc hires is great. campus is beautiful and clean. tuition costs are low and they are constantly striving to improve what they can offer.

    What to do for fun

    there are a ton of clubs and extra-curricular activities at mhcc. get involved with the school community. there's also a movie theater across the street and gresham in general has a number of great restaurants. mhcc frequently has theater performances and planetarium shows.

    Food and Dining

    the food is about what you would expect from a cafeteria style dinning room manned by students. it's greasy for the most part but there are options that aren't and the price is comparable to elsewhere.

    Academic Rigor

    there are a number of satisfactorily challenging classes. mhcc hires a number of very well qualified people to teach. i was surprised at the number of teachers working there who had at least one doctorate.

    Tips for prospective students

    rely on your faculty advisor specific to your program of study, rather than the general guidance office. your faculty advisor will be able to help and guide you much better than those in the guidance office. apply for the institutional scholarships, they are plentiful and scarcely applied for by students. talk with your teachers and make connections with them, even in classes you're just taking for credit. the instructors are knowledgeable and want to see you succeed. if you have a good relationship with them they will often go a little out of the way to help you.

    In three sentences

    a great choice for students in the area who are looking to continue or reeducate. the teaching faculty is knowledgeable and helpful; they make a point of being available to their students. a beautiful campus filled with diverse students and tons of extra curricular activities.

  • 04/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    officers available upon request to bring you to your car after dark, or easily accessible for any concerns.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love taking PE classes, and also a member of Phi Theta Kappa for the honors society.

    Great for these types of students

    MHCC has a high level of diversity. All sorts of people attend here; parents, elders, teens.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school with high education outcomes.

    What to do for fun

    Attend the events; sports, festivals, career fairs, ect. MHCC always has things to look forward to.

    Food and Dining

    Good food as well as study space in all the dining areas.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of classes involve discussion and teamwork with classmates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know expectations of your professors. Get all your work done on time. Take advantage of the homework to support your grade; if you struggle with exams or finals. Meet with your professor during their office hours if you are ever behind. Introduce yourself and make sure your professor knows you by name.

    In three sentences

    Flexible schedule of classes to work around your busy life. Awesome and helpful tutoring center. Good availability of professors, and ones that will go out of their way for your success.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I looked up the statistics once and found that it actually is a pretty safe place. The most common (and practically the only crime) is you might have someone break into your car or steal your bike. There's always at least one public safety officer on duty, and their job is to keep an eye on everything. They will walk you to your car if you're on campus late at night. They don't even have to carry weapons, just having them there in uniform helps. I've felt safe these two years. It's the kind of place where you can ask a total stranger to make sure nobody steals your backpack while you run to the bathroom. I'm asked to do this all the time.

    Greek Life

    It's low-key. You're all going through life together for a while. That's the general attitude, and I love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find a club for almost anything. (If you can't find it, you can make a club for it.) There's a history club, a pottery club, a Christian club (all are welcome), a video-gamers club... and many more. If you want to do anything in particular, it's not that difficult to find an avenue. And you can make some great friends.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're not all that ambitious and care more about people than projects, you'll be a good fit. If you want to save money, you'll be a good fit. If you need to find out some things about yourself (like what you really want to do), you'll be a good fit. Really, there aren't a lot of people who'd be a bad fit here. If all you want to do is party, you wouldn't like it. (Most people who go here are on financial aid or paying for it themselves and want to make the most of their money.) If you're really driven, I would only advise you to come if it's a direct route to getting what you want (for example, you're part of Jump Start. You'll like it here because there isn't the annoying atmosphere of high school, and you can get done with your schooling faster).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    1) You may have a science lab in the Fisheries building, which is about ten minute's walk from the main building. It's a hassle to get to, but otherwise fine. 2)The mascot of the college is a guy in a St. Bernard costume, which I find a bit creepy. 3)The landscaping is really well done. Someone always makes sure there are flowers in the courtyard and the lawns get mowed. 4) Squirrels and birds abound. 5) There is a lovely fish pond. You can always see people fishing in it (they have special permission to do so). It's a good place for contemplation.

    Bang for the buck

    $100 per credit really isn't bad. The fees can get fairly steep though. And don't even ask about printing costs. The printing system keeps changing and no matter what, it annoys everyone. However, this is one of my only complaints. Mainly it's been a very positive experience.

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun is up to you. There is nearly always some kind of event going on, and these can be nice. It's a place to start. These events are usually hosted by one club or another (there are many campus groups). You can meet some of those like-minded people via the clubs. I met most of my friends because of an event in the courtyard- they had a fair for the groups, and I found a group to join. All I saw was two guys at a table and an odd logo, and if I hadn't approached and asked about it, I'd have missed out on so much. I like to host occasional parties at my parents' house. My house, my rules. All of us avoid alcohol and drugs. We simply like to enjoy each others' company. Sometimes we play Mafia. Occasionally board games. Usually we eat together, and there is sugar involved. When we aren't doing that, we like to wander around downtown Gresham or Portland, shopping. Or we go someplace we've never been, like Mt. Tabor.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually rather good. It's catered by Chartwell's. One of my favorite items is the stuffed baked potato soup, but the broccoli-cheese soup is also delicious. There are a few baked goods, which are okay, not great. In the cafeteria, you can get breakfast if you come early enough. I like to get biscuits and gravy as a treat when I'm there with early classes or before a test. There's lunch too, with large portions. There are hot and crisp tater tots or fries, which I have enjoyed on occasion. At the other end of campus is a cozy little cafe called St. Helen's Bistro that has a little of everything, including the soups I've mentioned. In the library is a small room (The Reader's Cup) for reading or studying. If you get hungry but don't want to stop working, you duck in and grab some hot chocolate or a candy bar.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life to speak of. Most students live at home with their families. (In my opinion, that's a big plus for most students, particularly if they have part-time jobs or no jobs.)

    Academic Rigor

    Students can take full time or part-time classes. In fact, many choose to go part-time and work. How rigorous the work is depends on you. Everyone at this college is at a different point in life. You might need to take below-100 level courses, but there's no shame in it. (I highly recommend working your way up with course difficulty. Better to take a lower level class, understand it thoroughly, pass, and then take the one you need for your degree, than to fail at the higher one and not get a good grounding in the subject.) I found most of the work (with the exception of math) to be fairly easy, but I'm not a great judge of difficulty because I took Advanced Placement courses. What I like is that MHCC classes are so individual. You take what you need and nobody acts like you're falling behind if you need to take a low-level course. That said, it's not a place for the lazy.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Come. 2) Keep an open mind. 3)Try a bit of everything, from art to zumba. I took yoga, swimming, and calligraphy. 4) Make lots of friends and make time to hang out. 5) Don't take out loans, and do try to get financial aid. 6) Don't buy a book if you don't need to. You can (sometimes) check them out at the library for 2 hours, or you can share with a friend.

    In three sentences

    MHCC is a good place to figure out what your next step is. If you had a rough high school experience, come here- there are people of every description and you're almost guaranteed to find like-minded individuals that you can identify with. It's the kind of low-key place that will build your confidence and ease you into whatever life has in store.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 67

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have classes like zumba, wilderness and others that you can do for fun that you can take along with math, writing, and reading.

    Food and Dining

    Even though the food is expensive overall it's delicious!

    Dorm Life

    There aren't dorms here but there are nice apartments in the area and some will give you a discount for going to the college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your game and take classes that you need and ones that you'll enjoy like zumba or wilderness classes.

    In three sentences

    I rate this school a 5 because it's a great school for being a community college. It offers you great classes and degrees that other colleges and universities don't.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have really good campus security on campus, called public safety. They patrol the parking lots and make sure no one harming the cars, they walk around campus as well. We have various telephones around campus where you can call the public safety office to report something or if you need help. They are really good about walking people to their car during the night classes because our campus is very wooded and surrounded by trees so it gets very dark at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from and the first few weeks of each term clubs are always looking to expand their membership so don't be afraid to go to a meeting and check some out.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like my tuition is going to good use, at this school. We have good quality, textbooks and the content material in classes is engaging, and not super easy where you feel like it's a waste of time and money. Our campus is nicely kept up and our facilities are very nice.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there is typically always something going on during the month. Each month there are posters that have specific dates of activities or free events for students. We have had free movies in the visual arts theater, various art shows, special guest speakers. The posters are hung in the bathroom stalls and called the call of nature news it's the perfect place if you think about it.

    Food and Dining

    There are many fast food restaurants close by, and some restaurants around. Geno's is really good its across the street by the movie theater which is pretty nice. Gresham is pretty diverse in food choices if you drive a few miles in any direction you are likely to spot something that you find appetizing. We have a few cafe's on campus where you can pick up a quick coffee and a sandwich, as well as the cafeteria that has many choices for food.

    Dorm Life

    We do not have dorms but their are various apartment complexes around that many students live at since its across the street.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the type of class and professor you get the level of academic rigor can differ. Since this is college you are expected to perform classwork/homework at a college level and it can be challenging but their is the learning success center in the library that has drop in tutors you can go to for extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on top of registration times because classes tend to fill up fast and online classes are typically the first ones to go. Take a broad range of classes don't be scared to take something that you typically wouldn't, you're probably going to need the extra credits if your plan is to transfer somewhere else. The portal or MyMhcc is going to become second nature to you because you will spend a lot of time on there it's confusing at first but it gets easier to navigate.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood is a little community in itself we take care of each other with out having to know one another, I always feel safe on campus. I enjoy the personal interaction between the teachers and students, the professors actually want their students to succeed and get something from their class, they are there to help. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have on campus security. They drive around and make sure things are safe. They can also assist you with many things such as walking you to your car late at night, or helping you if you lock your keys in your car. I'm sure there are many other things they can help out with.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say Mt. Hood Community College is one of the more affordable community colleges in the area. I have gotten a lot out of my experience so far!

    What to do for fun

    There are a couple walking trails, a pond for fishing, and a fire circle located on campus! There are also many clubs, a rock wall, swimming pool, and tons of events to attend!

    Food and Dining

    They like to keep us caffeinated! There are three coffee shops, and one cafeteria on campus. The food is good.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms, but there are many apartment complexes located very close to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am now in my second term of college and it hasn't been too difficult so far. Although some classes are more difficult than others, it's really great that they offer free tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to try out the clubs, or student government. Being involved will keep you more interested in your future!

    In three sentences

    Mount Hood Community College has a beautiful campus! It seems that most students enjoy being involved in events. The staff is always willing to help a student out, and I strongly feel that they really do care about our futures. Mt. Hood has free tutoring and parking which is a huge pro!

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Less than $100 per credit is really a great deal, and the books required are not overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs that MHCC offers.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great coffee shop and restaurant centrally located on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as the students are willing to stay organized and attend their classes, the workload is not nearly as overwhelming as it would be if the students were skipping lectures and not completing their homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to speak with your professors if you need help understanding anything. Be sure to take advantage of the free tutoring center, as it is a wonderful resource for all students.

    In three sentences

    I have been very impressed with the professor's that I have had the pleasure of learning from. Their willingness to work with each student is something that astounds me, and they all want so very much to see everyone they teach succeed. The school offers a free tutoring center, which is an amazing asset.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe and there is always a presence of campus security and if you take night classes they have a number you can call to be escorted to your car.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life that I know of! It's a community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from and they always have activities going on. The best way to find out about the activities is go to the bathroom they have an updated calender for each month on the bathroom stall of whats going on during the month. Also they have a day where all the clubs are out and you can walk around and sign up for them if they interest you.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to save money! Students who want to get a feel of college before going to a university! Students who may be undecided about there major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just walk around you'll see. One fun thing to do when you have extra time between your classes is people watch you'll see all types of folks.

    Bang for the buck

    Mt. Hood is affordable, but obviously nobody likes to pay for college.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the events, hang out with friends, or you can play tennis/ use the track.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria and multiple coffee shops. I have not tried the food, but my friends have and they seem to like it (no complaints). There is a coffee shop in the library. The other one is in the book store and there is one at the end of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. This is a community college. They do have apartments near the college that you can rent.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are challenging and some are not, but they all require hard work and effort! It depends on the class and credits! The only way to really fail is if you don't show up and do your work. So, don't be stupid.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus so that you can get a feel of the vibe and get an idea of whether you want to attend or not. If you are struggling in a class go to the tutoring center! It's free and they are very easy going. Always be there a little earlier to find good parking! Also always search your professor on ratemyprofessor.com! Best advice I ever got! Do your work and show up!

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood is easy to navigate classes are easy to find. The student body and staff are friendly and approachable. The campus is clean and starting to incorporate ways to be more environmentally friendly.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always see campus security patrolling, nothing majorly bad happens on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs you can think of, and super easy to start your own club.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest education around while still maintain all of the academic rigor to keep up with other universities.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of local activities, club events and random sporadic celebrations.

    Food and Dining

    Okay food, nothing special.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be as easy as you want it to be, or as challenging and fulfilling as you like.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take finals seriously and don't skip class.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school with really enthusiastic teachers. You learn everything you would at any other University for a fraction of the price. Everyone who goes here is really committed to getting a higher education, it is a very nurturing and encouraging environment to learn.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have heard that previously there had been an issue with a few cars being broken into, and some bikes stolen that weren't locked properly. but as far as personal safety I would give it a 10/10. there is this system in place that if you feel uneasy about walking out to your car, or you have an evening class you call a number given out for our public safety team and they will walk with you, they are dressed in apparel that looks similar to what cops wear, this is sure to ward off any bad guys!

    Clubs and Activities

    wonderful array of different options all the time. our student council is easily approachable with new ideas for fun things. we always have plays and different events going on. literature junkies have their book readings, music enthusiasts get to have bands play in the college center, we have AA meetings held weekly, dances, holiday themed events, and so much more .

    Great for these types of students

    friendly. the students who attend MHCC are really nice people, to what I have noticed. I, personally, am somewhat withdrawn, but find my classmates are very friendly and helpful people. it makes for a very pleasant atmosphere.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, I work full time and go to school full time. I am in the same boat as a lot of other students. I have no loans. I pay for everything out of pocket with the student installment plan the school offers. it is really nice they do offer this payment option for students like myself and I find that this is manageable to pay an average tuition of $1,500 per term at usually 12-13 credits.

    What to do for fun

    MHCC puts on so so so many fun and interesting activities. there are always new bulletins posted on campus walls, bathroom stalls, and in their school newspaper as to what is going on. there are fundraisers, fun plays to attend, free shows, literature events and so much more. it is not hard to stay in the loop either. it is really nice. we have a great student council.

    Food and Dining

    Many different options available at all ends of the school, and you could pick a decently healthy option at any one of these locations if that's what you prefer. there is ALWAYS coffee!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Pick the right classes, again, look up the teachers ratings before signing up with them, even though it is not always 100% accurate, it is a helpful tool.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check your teachers in an online forum. Rate my professor is a wonderful idea, I have had some really really awful teachers here before who lack any drive to motivate the students or make class just plain awful.

    In three sentences

    The school's student services department is friendly, but not so helpful to a frustrated student. There are a wonderful amount of food and coffee options available. The book store is not unreasonably priced, and has everything and anything you could need.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You can get required classes finished at Mt. Hood for a very affordable price. It has been a great school for me so far.

    Food and Dining

    The student store has a large variety of drinks and snacks. I like the fact that they have coffee close by classes so when I have a short break I can run to the student store. They also offer pastries, power bars, soda, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Mt. Hood does not currently offer dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I have not had any difficulties while attending this school so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only take necessary classes, look up reviews on your teachers so you are able to have one that suits your needs, and have a positive look on the term.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood Community College has been a great school for me and so far my teachers have been great. I enjoy the fact that I can get my general studies out of the way for an affordable class. Mt. Hood has also allowed me to transfer credits that I earned in high school (CAL) such as writing 122 and digital media, which means I no longer have to earn credits and pay for these classes.

  • 06/26/2013

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

    13 of 67

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You're surrounded by local stores, the movie theatre, and shopping complex

    Food and Dining

    They have a main cafeteria with delicious food.They also have assorted cafe's across campus to always grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Its up to you if you want to succeed, but the instructors and staff are so open to help you walk through college step by step.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mt. Hood is a great school to start off if you don't know what to do with your future. Its an amazing school for extra training for a job, or an opportunity to get an associates degree, or getting your prerequisites to transfer for a higher degree.

    In three sentences

    I Rate it a 9/10. The Vibe from the community change throughout the school is very evident. I feel confident about attending and being a saint.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated

    Bang for the buck

    pretty cheap

    What to do for fun

    join a club

    Food and Dining

    decent prices/food

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly easy in basic courses depending on teacher

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is really hard.

    In three sentences

    This school gets a 7 out of 10. Get involved to enjoy most. Very basic school.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 67

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are various activities your can do for fun at MHCC. The clubs and athletic options are endless. The MHCC campus is located in beautiful location. You could head to the river on a sunny day or hit the mountain in the winter time.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few food and dining options on campus including coffee shops and a cafe. There are more options off campus than on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dormitories at MHCC.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on the instructor. I rate it overall a four out of five start because the feel the curriculum can be challenging at times, however MHCC offers various resources to its students in order to help them be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise you seek an adviser prior to registering for classes. It can easily get overwhelming without the proper guidance. Also be sure the review high school curriculum before taking your placement exam. In the end this could save you time and money.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood Community College is a great way to initiate your higher education, especially if money is an issue. The schedule for classes are flexible by offering both morning and evening courses. The majority of the staff is passionate about teaching which really makes a difference.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    16 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For the most part I always see safety officers around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different types of clubs and activities to do on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    There is outdoor/environmental/fish tech/natural resource programs and classes at MHCC that you don't find at PCC

    Bang for the buck

    Love the school but every year prices go up.

    What to do for fun

    They have been known to throw a dance or two. Have activities during common hours to win prizes and really try and make it fun.

    Food and Dining

    One cafeteria and 2 cafe's

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    It has classes and help at all different times and days. So that you can really work school around home life. You just gotta make the time for homework and keep up on being productive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your financial aid filled out at least 6 months prior to when you want to start. It takes a few months to process sometimes. Get help from school resources and tutor service, make the most out of your learning experience. Don't let failur be an option.

    In three sentences

    Loved my all teachers here! Help is great. Gettin through financial aid is so fast!

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    17 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I saw them give out parking tickets all day. Thats about it.

    Greek Life

    none.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unsure.

    Great for these types of students

    Business students, dental hygiene students, and anybody wanting a 2 year associates degree to transfer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None come to mind.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper then a state school and just as much education.

    What to do for fun

    Near Portland, OR so there are a lot of things to go see or do for free!

    Food and Dining

    Never ate there, but the coffee shop in the bookstore is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    No rooms on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions. Not just stuff about the course, but also about how to finish school fast and effectively and debt free!

    In three sentences

    Very informative and diverse. Check out a lot of options for classes.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All the types of students

    In three sentences

    MHCC is a very good school. There are several great instructors. Students are served with many great services

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There don't seem to be a lot of car break ins or any assaults that I've hear of and the campus security are constantly patrolling so if there's an issue or you don't feel safe walking out to your car you can call the campus security number and they will escort you to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always activities or clubs to join you just have to find a hobby and search for something on campus that may feed into it.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that are very resourceful and can manage themselves without much help or guidance at all.

    Bang for the buck

    You get an okay deal for the money you pay, the campus is alright but you don't really get any benefits such as a number of pages you can print for free, etc.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some activity to do around campus and you can often find out about them by looking at the posters stuck on the walls near the bookstore and also through notices on the inside of the doors in all bathrooms. Also obviously you could look online.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria that serves alright food and a few coffee shops. One is in the bookstore and right next to the coffee area there is also an assortment of snacks such as chips, dips, and sugary delights. That same area also has coolers with drinks(teas, sodas, Naked, etc), fruits, and lunchables. Upstairs there are a couple of other coffee shop areas. One of them is in the library and in addition to coffee they also have things like sandwiches, bagels with creamcheese, fruit and yogurt cups, rice krispies and more. I haven't personally been to the second coffee area upstairs but I do know they also serve things like soup.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for Mt.Hood Community College because it's not a university but there is available housing usually around or near campus but definitely look ahead and keep on it until you find something.

    Academic Rigor

    For all of the classes I have taken so far the homework is all online so deadlines are always available on the page of the assignment. Late is late.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I were a prospective student I would make a list of questions that are written down as soon as they come to mind. Such as asking to create an education plan, know how many credits you have have for any student loans, grants, or FASFA.

    In three sentences

    The professors at Mt.Hood do a fairly good job at getting what they are teaching across but most of the classrooms seem to have blackboards which are much more difficult to see anything that is written on them than a whiteboard. The campus has a few nice aspects such as a fountain, gym, and lots of parking but the buildings are made of concrete with the only plant life being trees in planters down the main walkway. Last it seems as if it is up to you to know what questions to ask to get the help you need from any of the offices.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I rarely hear of students being attacked on campus. It does happen occasionally, like at any other school, but there are many safety cars always driving around campus and it's not hard to find a member of the staff or an officer to walk you to your car if you feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always flyers around campus advertising a wide variety of different clubs. I was part of the Rho Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

    Great for these types of students

    It has a good nursing program. I never attended a class there that didn't have at least a few students going for it. Also great for students (like me) who plan on transferring to a 4-year university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The college center is a nice place to go and relax between classes. There is a grand piano in there that students go to play sometimes, which is always nice to listen to. There are also sometimes events going on in there.

    What to do for fun

    There are always some odd events going on at the school that can come as a nice surprise when you're walking through the campus and find something going on.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria available on campus along with various other coffee shops and small caf�©s.

    Dorm Life

    There are apartments near by, but no dorms at this school (as far as I know).

    Academic Rigor

    I didn't find classes to be too hard at all. There are some great professors here though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the academic advisors. They can often be a huge help.

    In three sentences

    It's a great start for new students with undecided majors. It also has many programs that are a good place to start. Overall, a good place for beginners.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Awesome. You call a number and anytime, anywhere, you can be escorted and have security with you for as long as you want.

    Greek Life

    Honors society.

    Clubs and Activities

    Oh my gosh, there is a club for everything!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working. Students with jobs. Students looking to save money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't really know any of this information.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good. Down side is the price of textbooks. The textbooks are all custom made, so you can't buy them anywhere else, and you can't re-sell them.

    What to do for fun

    Everything! Mall down the street, movie theater and bowling alley across the street. School activities, tons of clubs, a lot of recreational sports too!

    Food and Dining

    Great! Starbucks on campus!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The high credit classes are extremely difficult, but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to advisers, more than one. Take tutorials on how to register for classes. Get a map of the school with entrances to classes well before your first day.

    In three sentences

    MHCC is incredibly diverse, welcoming, and fun. It is a great school for any student at any age or educational background. I really enjoy my school, I am proud to be a Mt. Hood Saint.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    22 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's rare to see officers on foot. There's usually a patrol vehicle or two roaming through the parking lots. They need to be more visible during night hours.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many of the clubs have become biased and only welcome certain kinds of students. Activities used to be plenty and then they just started to disappear little by little. Now they're more sporadic and random.

    Great for these types of students

    MHCC has become more groomed for students coming right out of high school rather than for non-traditional students (i.e., parents, adults who are unemployed or want to return to college).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There used to be some great traditions passed down with the Associated Student Government, but the college faculty and administration has seemingly taken a hold of the organizations so it is less student driven. It's best to look into the clubs such as M.E.Ch.A. or any other groups that are open to all ethnicities and creeds.

    Bang for the buck

    While the tuition is somewhat affordable, the financial aid process makes students jump through many hoops, which isn't at all helpful for students who are unemployed and or have families. The bookstore has several textbooks that are obscenely priced, which they say is because of what the publishers tell them they have to sell them at. RESEARCH is KEY before making any major academic and financial decisions here.

    Food and Dining

    Chartwells has had their contract renewed for many years for this campus because they are the most affordable; the food is acceptable but needs more variety and more healthy choices, and make the pricing more befitting for community college students.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life on this campus

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes/ teachers are challenging, while others aren't so much. It's harder to get help in the more difficult subjects in a timely manner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you research for a GOOD adviser. Many have fallen into the trap of claiming a major and then changing their minds in the middle of their college career, which can be detrimental to financial aid statuses, and spending unnecessary time on campus.

    In three sentences

    Some of the teachers care about their students. But the administration and the politics behind finding thorough, proper assistance tends to become a burden on many. There are some campus safety issues as well as lack of solid support for students who face issues whether it pertains to academia or personal issues.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 67

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of great clubs on campus, and cool volunteer opportunities.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dormatories.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with an advisor in your program quickly, and treat your courses as you would treat your desired profession.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful for those in a degree program. The instructors are thoughtful in their teaching methods and practice. It's a beautiful campus to attend each day.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety on campus is great! The officers on duty always make sure the parking lot is regulated by checking up on vehicles consistently to make sure that they are not broken into or stolen. We are a smoke-free campus, so officers also have to reinforce smoking rules. Students have to walk all the way off campus in order to smoke. In my opinion, as a non-smoker, this a blessing because I value my life and my health. Lastly, at night officers can escort you to your car if that is what makes you, as a student feel more comfortable and safe.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are great. We have clubs that deal a lot in politics ASG (associated student government) regarding the college and the students that participate in this club have a say in rules that are created or ones that they don't believe in. I particularly love this group because of the changes they have made at the college. We also have a school paper and students on campus contribute their free-time toward creating a weekly newspaper that they offer for free to all students.

    Great for these types of students

    Mt. Hood Community College is great for people who are looking for community classes in which you are just enjoying yourself, for students who want to work toward an associates degree and transfer to a university and also for people who just want to go at a slower pace if their major is undeclared.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the beginning of the school year (in September) the college has a festival on campus where students can decorate Mt. Hood Community College tee-shirts, enjoy music, take pictures and eat free-yummy food! The Red Cross also comes out and does blood drives on campus which I participate in every three months. We have student dances on holiday's and huger awareness week where a lot of students help those who are less fortunate.

    Bang for the buck

    BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! Just being a student can save you money. Here in Oregon there are some places that offer Student Discount it is always good to save money in other places other than on campus. You save money just by attending community college, that right there is a blessing in itself. Bistros on campus give 50% off discounts after 7 pm on food and other items. The #1 bang for your buck is, in my opinion, the free tutoring Monday through Friday that they offer students! I have passed many of my classes because of the help I have received in the tutoring center on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are community classes at the college and although the classes don't count as credit they can be amazingly fun! I have taken a jewelry making class, a concealed hand gun class and singing lessons. Students can choose from many types of activities its ridiculous. LOL

    Food and Dining

    Mt. Hood Community College has many bistros with great food and coffee. I normally eat in the main cafeteria, it is only open during lunch time, usually 12 pm-2 pm and is quite inexpensive. I like the fact that it has limited hours because it reassures me that the food is fresh and has not been sitting out all day.

    Dorm Life

    There is no option to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I would not say there is a lot that makes it difficult to accomplish a degree. I would say that everything has its pros and cons, it is how the specific individual handles themselves and keeps themselves on track. College is not made for everyone, but it was made for me and I have always gone out of my way to make sure I do my best in any school setting.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have learned that knowing what degree you want to work toward is important and that taking basic classes in the beginning is also a must. Once you have figured out what field you would like to work toward we have what is called, DARS. (degree audit reporting system) This is one of the most crucial parts of accomplishing an associates degree at Mt. Hood Community College. It tracks what exactly you need to take in order to be awarded the degree. When I speak to newer students I always recommend that they familiarize themselves with DARS after they have figured out what specific degree they want to work toward.

    In three sentences

    I think as a Community College this school is very informative and I find joy in all of what I have learned over the past two years. Mt. Hood Community College has prepared me for my classes by offering tutoring Monday through Friday and having instructors extend office hours if needed. When I graduate I will always think back and know my experience at Mt. Hood Community College has prepared me for the best future I could ever ask for; a successful future with the brightest opportunities someone could ever ask for.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has always felt very secure to me. We've got public safety, and even the teachers are very supportive when you feel you are in danger.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual really. Everyone is different and does their own thing, so I guess I'm just used to the unusual, I don't even notice it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth every penny to me. By all means, if the subjects are teaching you something you didn't know before or making you feel passionate about where you're going in life, money should never be the issue no matter the cost.

    What to do for fun

    For me, most the fun happens in my classes at the Integrated Media Program! But there are also cool events that I have seen happen in the College Center, such as music performances, craft festivals, and holiday festivities.

    Food and Dining

    They have a decent amount of snacks that are between healthy and not-so-healthy (but still delicious!). They even provide a microwave for stuff that you need to heat up, all in the bookstore. I don't know too much about the school cafeteria though, because most of the time I bring my own lunch.

    Dorm Life

    Because this is a Community College, there is no dorm life whatsoever. But there are nearby apartment complexes that are just near walking distance from the school.

    Academic Rigor

    It's definitely more demanding and strict than a High School grading process. It's all strict in a good way though, because at the same time, all of your instructors leave only YOU in charge of what assignments you turn in, rather than just getting on your case about it too much.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first thing you must do, is the memorize where the bookstore is. Once you know where that is, it shouldn't be too hard to locate your classes, because the buildings provide numerical orders of every class number. Another thing that would be great to do, is to arrive at the school 30 to 40 minutes BEFORE your classes. That way, you have plenty of time to find a decent parking space.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood Community College is very close to home, so I have no problems getting there. They also have a wonderful Integrated Media Program I'm currently attending, and every class has been very beneficial towards my future career planning goals. The only thing I believe could be better about this campus is to enlarge the bookstore for more cash registers, because the lines you have to wait in to purchase text books almost seems never ending.

  • 11/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 67

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Students play basketball in the gym, but there aren't that many school activities where we come together as a student body and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    On campus they are a few places you could go to eat, and some of the dishes are very delicious. I feel like most of the options are not very healthy though.

    Dorm Life

    There are any dorms, but there are apartments around the college. I know people who live in them and they say most are poor quality.

    Academic Rigor

    I love how fast we go through material because I am always interested in new materials. We go over a large amount of information at one time, at a very fast pace, but I enjoy it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take general classes first. Don't take all of the fun elective classes first.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood is a great place to start my college education. I am saving so much money, but I feel as though I am limited to the classes I would like to take. All in all, it's a good school to do general studies.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a campus monitor driving around the parking lots. I have never felt unsafe or been put in a situation where I would need to call campus security. But if I ever did they would be there in an instant!

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have yet to attend any because of my busy schedule but I am sure that they are very fun and educational at the same time.

    Great for these types of students

    MHCC is a great college for those students who are unsure or still deciding what they want to do with their lives. They have wonderful 2 year programs that you can try out and if you decide that you would like to try something else they have more programs to try. Advisers always wanting to help.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't came across any unusual situations or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very nice college. For students coming right out of high school or adults wanting to come back to college.

    What to do for fun

    They have classes such as rock climbing which is a double win! You get credits for having fun. They have had school dances in the past. I always see little tables set up in the court yards with activities.

    Food and Dining

    The Vista Dining is very clean and a comfortable environment to study in. I have never been in an uncomfortable situation that has made me not want to ever go again.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live at home. Which means that I get the advantage of home cooked meals. Free Laundry and clean environment. Living at home saves me a lot of money as well.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the staff at this school wants you to complete and graduate the school with the best education possible and help you find the next possible college and education that may be in store.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mt. Hood Community College is a very clean and friendly campus. All the professors that I have came into contact are very respectable and wants you to have the best education. I enjoy the school very much.

    In three sentences

    Whether you are a full time, part time or just taking one class. MHCC has what you are looking for. This college has a lot to offer. I would recommend this school to all of my friends and family looking for a school.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have the campus safety department available to help with anything. They will even walk you to your car late at night. Everyone is super friendly on the campus. For example, people hold the doors open for you a lot.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa.

    Clubs and Activities

    Gamer's club, several ethnic clubs, Gay-Straight Alliance, Associated Student Government, Science club, Honor Society, several profession clubs, cross country, volleyball, basketball, swimming, softball, baseball, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, especially people with kids since there is a daycare.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a fish hatchery. And a funeral service. Always great to check out Gus, one of our cadavers. There is even a day care for kids.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is great, and the teachers are hilarious! Never a dull moment at MHCC, that's for sure!

    What to do for fun

    MHCC always has some kind of event going on: plays, improve comedy, club fairs, dances, blood drives, athletic games, etc. The is an Olympic size pool, and there are tennis courts, basketball courts, a track, racket ball courts and more available to the whole community. You can also get involved with clubs, such as the Gamer's club, the Science club, ethnic clubs, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and more!

    Food and Dining

    All the food is good! There are five places you can get food from on campus. However, the main dinning area closes early.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but you can get an apartment literally across the road.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers really care about the students and will try to make everything as easy as possible for the student, such as recording their lectures or providing their power points online or in the campus bookstore.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved with a club or campus activities; there are a lot to pick from! Book a campus tour with their Student Outreach and Recruitment team. Apply to be a member on the Associated Student Government; you'll learn a lot and get free tuition!

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood Community College puts the community in its name! MHCC is full of ways that the student can get involved and have a great time. Plus, many of these events are free!

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is campus saftey 24/7 They will escort you to your car at any time if you need it.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are man sports teams and drama, music,etc. if it doesnt have a club you want to be in, they encourage you to start it.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students, there are so many students here about 35,000. the variety is huge.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that i know of

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, as a community college you are already paying less to take the same credits as a university, so its smarter in the long run.

    What to do for fun

    I am on the softball team, so I spend most of my time practicing and doing homework, but if I get time I take advantage of the trails around us. There are movie theaters and downtown Portland is onle 15 minutes away, which is really convenient and fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is no food plan, but there are many places around campus to take advantage of.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but if you can find apartments right near campus thats where all the fun is.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman, I tested into sophomore classes and yes they are challenging but not impossible. The teachers are willing to help you pn everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students get to school early, not only is parking horrible, but trying to find your class on the first day of school is crazy.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood is an overwhelming school and is very big. It offers many different opportunities for all students and allows for students to take advantage of those opportunities. Although it is overwhelming, many people are always willing to help you find your way.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    30 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police are all over all day. Some break ins on occasion. Locker rooms are not safe to leave valuables in they get broken into all the time.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs are available some are not as far along as others and need someone to lead them and get funding to allow the club to continue. During the summer time activities are just about every week. Food games and fun outside in the sun soon as summer hits.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of student activities and student government activities. Go for a walk around the pond or hike into the forest. Lots of indoor sports in the gym or hang out in the hottub or pool

    Food and Dining

    The wrap station has the best food. The overall healthiness of the food is average. Pricing is about average for schools.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms this is a community college

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty easy follow the instructions show up to class do all the homework and your all set. Do not overload yourself with too many classes. Overall the academics are ok stronger in certain fields than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research out the instructors ask other students or go online to ratemyprofessor.com and search for instructors there. Textbooks as usual are pricey but you can search on bookbyte.com and save a bundle there. I strongly recommend before you apply to know what your plan is and not rely on the advisers. Unless you have alot of time to waste or unlimited money resources to pay for college do your research ahead of time and talk to other people who are in your intended major.

    In three sentences

    For a community college overall not bad. Pricing on tuition is good and free parking make this college a good choice for someone just looking to start out or needs something close by or cheep.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Good value for a good education. They are also a co-admission partner with Portland State University.

    Food and Dining

    It's not in the best of areas.

    Academic Rigor

    They will make you earn your credits here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your Professor on ratemyprofessor.com before you pick one. It's a bit of a hit or miss with this school.

    In three sentences

    I really like Mt. Hood CC. They aren't that large, but there are some amazing teachers here. There are also some subpar teachers. Financial Aid and everyone else is quick to respond, but not that useful.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I alsways see Campus police monitoring. It make sme feel safe and protected. They always smile too, which gives me peace!

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm going to be looking into some music clubs, and maybe ways I can tutor and help other in there studies! I see all the posting everywhere, I look forward to checking it all out!

    Great for these types of students

    Mount Hood is great for anyone that's wants to get a great education. It's very diversed and everything is so easy to access like the student portal. On the portal, you an find, assignments, notes from teachers, everything!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I havn't seen any unusual traditions yet! It's only my first week!

    Bang for the buck

    When I walked into class Monday, I was so nervous. Being 27, and being back in school, was a hard decision to make. But I decided, I want to do something awesome with my life. Why settle, when I can get a great education, and pursue my dreams in the Medical field. My teachers are so positive, and outgoing. They're so full of light. It inspires me. I realized, while in class, that I'm super passionate about health care and I look forward too, studying, being in groups, and getting that certificate of completion!

    What to do for fun

    I'm thinking about checking out Student Life on Campus, maybe some clubs, singing ect

    Food and Dining

    I love the little Cafeteria we have, yummy pizza, great hot drinks and places to sit and study!

    Dorm Life

    I'm not living in a dorm!!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm going to study hard, stay passionate, fight, sleep, meditate, be disciplined and work very, very, hard!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    When attending college, give your whole heart, be open minded, and be ready to take the challenge, to grow, learn and be inspired.

    In three sentences

    I'm thrilled to be at this amazing College. The Diversity, Dynamic teachers, and all the help I have received so far in getting started, had been very pleasing. My teachers have a love for what they teach, and are here for me whenever I need it.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is great. We have a crack team patrolling 'round the clock.

    Greek Life

    I don't think I've seen any. We certainly have a diverse on campus culture though.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not much of a clubber (mmts mmts mmts), never have been, but I hear they're all over the place. Frisbee clubs, church clubs, leadership, MEChA...

    Great for these types of students

    If you're on a budget and you want to get the general-ed garbage out of the way so you can move on to something bigger, more exciting, and perhaps more exotic, then kick it with us for a while at MHCC. Living another year with your parents certainly won't kill you and you'll be saving bucks like a naturalist in a deer reserve.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a pond and people fish there. Sometimes. I'm not completely sure that pond water is very safe to swim in.

    Bang for the buck

    By the end I'll be 8K into student loans for two years in a video program as opposed to 20K or 30K. I'd say what we have here is a no brainer. Ask anyone else who attends the general classes. You will be saving thousands by taking them here and then transferring.

    What to do for fun

    Fun? College? You get one or the other... I'm only kidding; MHCC has a pool, a rockwall, and a bunch of other stuff I haven't been able to check out yet. If you love to hike there are a few trails that are especially pretty in the fall and spring when it isn't raining. When it get's hot though everyone hits the river!

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat cafeteria food. Brave is the man who does. The first year I brought a sack lunch to help fight off the dreaded 'Freshman 15'. Or you can just go off campus. There are plenty of things to eat when you're out and about.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms. Community college, yo! But there are plenty of living options in the area very close by. Some are literally across the street.

    Academic Rigor

    First year we got the basics. This year they've planned out our lessons as close to real world scenarios as possible. It's going to be intensive and stretching but it's gonna be worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you're going to do ahead of time. Always apply for classes and scholarships at least 6 months before you plan to start! Talk talk talk to everyone you can that's been there. You will get the best insight from alumni and attending students.

    In three sentences

    I speak for Integrated Media: Video at MHCC and its an excellent program. There are no better teachers than those who are hands on and currently working in the industry like the ones we have. I can't say for the general classes but the Integrated Media Program will grow you tremendously.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is no greek houses like there is at universities, however there is the Rho Theta Kappa society that is open for those with good acedmic grades. The benifits include volunteer opportunities, networking, and tavel opportunities. These help build an impressive portfolio.

    Food and Dining

    Their is cafeteria, and two cafes on campus. The cafeteria has normal cafeteria food, however it has a large dinning space to eat and study. Its a good place to have a study group.

    Academic Rigor

    Learning new skills and information is definately provided here. Most instuctors enjoy making their course challenging and thought provoking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn time management and use the tutoring services. It is very important to keep on task because for certain classes; it is easy to get behind. Also, try to develope a network of friends and acedemic supporters. This will further increase your level of sucess.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for those who are introverts but love to learn and are willing to participate in class activity/discussions. I have found that our instructors are pationate about their subject and are very willing to help each and every student to suceed.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have only been on campus in the mid afternoons.

    Great for these types of students

    So far seems excellent for people returning to school.

    What to do for fun

    I haven't had a chance to try out other things at the college yet.

    Food and Dining

    Great coffee shop>

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you sign up for classes early and be sure to get on the waiting list if your class is full. They will not open another class until they have enough people on the waiting list.

    In three sentences

    Mt Hood Community College has worked out well for me. I returned to college after 25 years to pursue a computer degree. The distance learning classes I took this summer went very well.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of patrols on campus, and there is an opportunity for those seeking security experience to volunteer as part of the patrol team.

    Greek Life

    There is an honors club.

    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    Bang for the buck

    You cannot beat a junior college tuition! Get your two years in, and then, transfer to a four year university. You'll save thousands.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in what moves you! There is a campus radio station, sports, arts and literature, music, campus security for student volunteers, an improv team, etc. JOINING IN and meeting new friends are key to helping you find what you want to do with your life! Join in and see where it takes you. If you don't like it drop it and sign up for something else. College is the place to experience life and figure out where you want to go - what you want to explore and learn.

    Food and Dining

    There's a good variety of food offered on campus as well as many fast food places close by. Prices on campus are comparable to most restaurants with low fat and yummy fatty foods available. The St. Helen's Bistro offers espresso, soups of the day, pizza, wraps plus more and a refrigerated selection of salads, sandwiches, beverages, etc. The cafeteria offers a wide selection of foods cooked to order similar to other colleges and universities. There is also a coffee shop with snacks and microwaveable foods in the bookstore.

    Dorm Life

    Not happening. There are many apartments close to campus, but there are no dorms or campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    I did not find the classes too difficult. I am a plus thirty year-old out of school for many years and had no problem completing the work assigned - with mostly A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and stay involved in your education. Communicate with your teachers and advisers. They are your lifeline to success.

    In three sentences

    This school is not terribly spirit oriented, but there is some effort by the student government to rally students. In my experience, most teachers here care about the students. This college is worth attending, especially for students with a less than stellar high school GPA, for those that want to transfer to a four year university or get vocational training.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No problems with the campus and security is always roaming the campus just in case there ever is. They wander the campus 24/7

    Greek Life

    Sadly there is no Greek life. But is there ever at Community Colleges?

    Clubs and Activities

    Multiple clubs for all the different varieties of students that flow throughout the school!

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to get prerequisites done before going to a 4 year college! Meeting great teachers all while saving a few grand from going to a university right away.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth my money! Satisfied with getting 2 years done here then transferring! Even have programs for transferring to a 4 year college later on in your college career.

    What to do for fun

    Many new and exciting people to meet on a daily basis! Activities are held all around the campus, various clubs and sporting events free for students to attend!

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best but there are options right across from the college including places like Jack in the Box and Subway!

    Dorm Life

    Sadly no dorm life.. But I would get a dorm if they offered!

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very focused and thorough with their subjects!

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into many of the scholarships they offer! A great help with financial aid!

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood is an amazing college. Not just offering college courses but also helping high school students to get their GED if needed. Definitely a high choice in my top community colleges!

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are guards that monitor the school. There is excellent lighting at night time, and there are phone booths in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a decent amount of activities and clubs for a community college.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are paying for school out of pocket, or who are unsure of what career best suits them. It is a less expensive version of a university and you can always transfer to a 4 year school once you finish your pre-requisits.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the level of education and the level of challenge at this school is worth every cent. I think the help they can assist, and the resources they provide are phenomenal.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activities to do at this school. Such as; yearbook, photography, spanish club, etc. As well as exciting classes you can take as non-credit. There are sports as well.

    Food and Dining

    There is a little cafe that has a minimal amount of food, but is convenient. There is also a cafeteria with decent food to choose from. There are dining restaurants close by that require driving.

    Dorm Life

    This school does not provide on-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that Mt Hood prides themselves on being a diverse and respectful school, as well as having high moral standards for their staff and students. They want their students to be well behaved, hard working, and successful. I would not say they are strict per say, but I definitely think they want to see the best from every student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest talking to a counselor before you start attending a new college. It will help you become prepared, organized, and on track. I also suggest researching different programs that fit your needs before you start attending.

    In three sentences

    Mt Hood is made up of a diverse community. The staff and students are very friendly, and are there to help you become successful. I have had a wonderful experience so far at this community college with its large campus, and abundant resources.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 67

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The nature trail in the forested area surrounding the back half of campus makes for many relaxing walks.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of places to eat , both on campus and around the school as well.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the school's layout ahead of time, getting to class will be much easier that way.

    In three sentences

    A wide array of helpful, interesting teachers make it easier to learn. Meanwhile, an amazingly diverse offering of classes makes what you learn interesting and relevant to your major. There's also plenty of the classic Portland area spirit to go around.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    40 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always there.... and always ready to give you a ticket if you don't have a parking permit.

    Greek Life

    What Greek life?

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports are successful and have good quality coaches. There's a wide selection of clubs for students with a variety of interests

    Great for these types of students

    Students who aren't necessarily looking for the college experience, who want to save money on an Associates degree. Prospective nursing students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a mortuary and a hands-on fishery program!

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent price for my Associate's degree. Even better that the athletic programs offer so many scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of sports and club options, you just have to be willing to look for them.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a cheap alternative to the first 2 years of college, I would highly recommend Mt. Hood. It has a great sports program also, and very willing to give you financial aid. The only downside is that if you're expecting a very united and enthusiastic connection with your fellow students, you won't find it here like you would on a campus with dorms.

    In three sentences

    For a community college, I felt like there was a wide variety of classes to choose from, and the teaching was high quality. However, don't expect a very hands-on approach. A lot of the classes are just lectures and multiple choice quizzes.

  • 07/17/2012

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

    41 of 67

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    attending sporting events

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepaired for cold weather. also use the resources that are there for you.

    In three sentences

    it is a great campus and has great people. there are alot of resources for you to exceed. also has a university feel

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Decent food

    Academic Rigor

    Great instructors use them as resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    use your resources.

    In three sentences

    A great stepping stone to bigger and better things. They care about you and want you to do your best

  • 06/15/2012

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

    43 of 67

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are several sports for beginners, and there are an array of art classes and other fun things to do at the college. There is also a movie theater across the street and many places to eat off campus, all in walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    I do not know much about the food on campus, but I am sure it is not bad.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms on campus because it is a community college, however, there are many apartment complexes located across the street from the college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind, just because it is a community college does not mean it is'nt just as difficult, and important.

    In three sentences

    It is a fun college that focuses on academics and extracurricular activities. The atmosphere is not stressful, and it is easy to make a lot of new friends, while keeping old ones. MHCC is a great start to your college goals.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for everyone. Graduating high school students all the way up. Average age of student is 35 years old.

    What to do for fun

    There is Max nearby, so people can take a trip into Portland. Tons of clubs have activities planned that student and families can take part in.

    Food and Dining

    There are at least four different coffee shops/snack shops on campus. There are also several restaurants and grocery stores nearby.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm are available since this is a community college. However, there are many apartment, condos, and duplexes available within close proximity of the college.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your academic level there are classes for everyone. For those who struggle with math or writing there are labs set up to get extra help for free!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending here make sure you take the time to find a club to belong to, There are so many clubs to belong to that you will not fell alone.

    In three sentences

    This college is big, yet has a small college feel. The teachers are dedicated to help the students succeed. Every student has a place to fit into.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is Campus security and if you want to be escorted to your car you just have to call and they will come which is a great thing if your taking night classes!

    Great for these types of students

    MHCC is great for anyone from newly graduates or people just trying to get further ahead in there career!

    What to do for fun

    MHCC is right across the street from a movie theater so if you have a lot of time between classes you can just go catch a movie!

    Food and Dining

    MHCC has a few spots on campus to eat which are all good spots to just grab a bite, and the enviroment is a nice place to study or just hang out.

    Dorm Life

    MHCC does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This is my second year here and I will be transferring out at the end of this term and I am so happy I went to MHCC! The classes are great and I have learned so much Academically and also many other skills to help me in my future.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are graduating and are still not sure what you want to do, then MHCC is a great place to start!

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed attending Mt. Hood Community College. It is a very good school to start at because it has smaller classes than a University and the teachers are amazing!

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The credit per dollar ratio is great, at (currently) $82 a credit, you'll only owe Mt. Hood about $10k for a 2 year associate's degree.

    What to do for fun

    Not a whole lot of entertainment on campus, movie theater across the street but on campus activities is very low.

    Food and Dining

    Decent food on campus, one on each end of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    While some classes offer a challenge, more often than not the classes are fairly easy. Not offering up much homework, and having easy classwork. Many teachers take into account the amount of credits the class is worth and base the workload off that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a lot of credits, there are many classes only offered once a year, and so in some cases it's beneficial to take a heavy course load in order to get the needed credits.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood community college is great for taking classes, but as far as a sense of community I don't really see one. The classes are very in and out, and while you may see some familiar faces it often feels like you are just a number. Not a bad school by any means.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food at the Vista Dining Center is excellent, the cooks are friendly and the facility is clean

    Academic Rigor

    This college has a wide variety of courses, with a wide range of difficulty level. However, every class has specific expectations that must be met

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood Community College is a college with a beautiful campus, friendly staff and an active student body. Students are focused and directed here and there is plenty of assistance to students if needed.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The college has security officers around the campus; they will walk you to your car if it is dark or you don't feel safe. There are also pay phones available; you can dial campus security or 9-1-1 for free. It is also a very well-lighted campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Mt. Hood is a really great school for students who are struggling financially, there are many options for financial aid, scholarships and programs that help pay for textbooks and school supplies. It is also a great options for students who are looking to complete an associate degree or certificate program.

    Bang for the buck

    For the tuition, I think that this is a great educational experience. There are so many options, free tutoring, challenging classes, small classes sizes, friendly professors, lots of school activities (many of which are free).

    What to do for fun

    Mt. Hood has many, many activities available throughout the year, such as holiday events (Cinco de Mayo was this month), many different clubs, concerts, plays, a planetarium, as well as classes such as dance, yoga, and martial arts.

    Food and Dining

    Mt. Hood has a variety of different options for food and dining. There is a great cafeteria, as well as a coffee shop in the bookstore and nearby restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The campus does not have a dorm, but there is inexpensive housing in nearby apartments just a few minutes away.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Mt. Hood are at a challenging, but not overwhelming, level of rigor. There are very difficult classes offered, as well as beginning and remedial classes. The professors expect quality work for the level that you are at as an individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources available! Student Services and the Career Counseling Center are especially helpful. There are also many workshops available for learning about financial aid, job search, writing essays and resumes, etc. The Tutoring Center is free and convenient!

    In three sentences

    Mt. Hood is a great college with a beautiful campus, good academics, helpful professors, and small class sizes. The college has many social activities available, as well as financial and academic resources. It is great for students pursuing associate degrees and certificates, as well as for those who want to transfer to a four-year college.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So far there is good safety, no many problems, just make sure to lock your doors and keep valuables out of sight

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of activities that go on throughout the school year.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe's are actually not bad

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms at MHCC

    Tips for prospective students

    Go talk to an advisor, and go over the different options you could explore. Get your financial aid paperwork in asap, if you are on financial aid. Do not procrastinate in doing homework, use good time management.

    In three sentences

    I would rate MHCC a 9 they have really good teachers, who care if you succeed or not. I have been very happy with the teaching and the help MHCC has to offer.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a safety person around. Although personally I think that's because they are trying to find people to give tickets too for violating parking permits now that they need a little more cash flow, but that's just an observation...

    Greek Life

    I don't actually know that much about the greek life on campus, although I do know it exists.

    Clubs and Activities

    Did I mention there used to be a juggling club? How cool is that?!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are self exploring or want to be in a semi-flexible environment for the purpose of self growth and education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There once was a juggling club, but it didn't last long due to the leader leaving for a military position.

    Bang for the buck

    It's good for a community college, but used to be better before they had to budget their money more, due to overspending or improper use. Now students have extra costs they didn't used to have and daily life on campus is more inconvenient than it used to be, but it is still a nice campus and a nice school with a diverse population and an active student body.

    What to do for fun

    It's a college campus with lots of students and events. There is usually something going on. On the bathroom stalls the student body posts a poster every month of the events going on, so that students can stay updated regularly.

    Food and Dining

    There's a deli on one end of the campus (top floor), a cafeteria on the opposite end (top floor), and a vending machine in the middle (also top floor). There is also a bookstore which has food on the bottom level in the middle of campus.

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college; there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not the most difficult school, after all it is a community college, and most of the professors are pretty flexible, but every once in a while you will get the occassional tough/picky professor who's hard to please -however, for the most part this is not the case.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take EL115, it's a wonderful study class that will help you prepare for college. Take advantage of the free learning seminars and free tutoring. Make an appointment with the Learning Success Center Advisors -they'll help you figure out studying tips that work best for you. And meet with an advisor regularly to make sure you stay on track toward your desired goals.

    In three sentences

    MHCC is a liberal community college. It has a variety of wonderful degrees including Wilderness Survival. I love MHCC's atmosphere.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    51 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    good coffee

    Academic Rigor

    I went to Mt.Hood for a year and a half. my experience with the schooling alone was negative. Teachers were not professional. over 50% of teachers i had were rude, not willing to help, and over all unprofessional. I passed with b's and higher at mt.hood but that comes with no thanks to the teachers. then it got WAY worse when my mom lost her job. they pulled my financial aid without informing me. Usually if someone is fired you would qualify for MORE financial aid but, someone in the financial aid office accidentally put in computer my mom was making 30,000 more rather then less a year. so they pulled my aid. then, when i went in the next term to set up my classes i was denied because i had a $500 bill due to them for last terms classes. I come from a household that is on a very small income, to even get the chance to go to school was a blessing. $500 would take me at least 6 month's to save while still covering bills. I talked to someone in office, they said if i waited till tax season next year and showed proof of my moms low income they would wipe my debt and let me return. I did so, they admitted fault, changed my moms yearly income in computer. but said i had to pay bill still because there was no way to wipe my debt EVEN THOUGH my debt to them was caused by someone making a mistake. so now, thanks to mt.hood i have bad credit, still haven't saved enough money to pay it off, and am out of school. DO NOT GO TO MT.HOOD!!!! THEY WANT NOTHING BUT MONEY AND THEY ARE CRUDE!!!!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    DON'T GO TO MT.HOOD

    In three sentences

    unprofessional teachers, horrible financial aid program. staff unwilling to help.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have a wonderful safety program and students can get involved and help out.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am not involved in one but i have heard from fellow classmates that they are wonderful and truly get you involved.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is honestly great for anyone! they have something that will appeal to every group.

    Bang for the buck

    its been worth every amount of money i have put it. i truly enjoy going to school there.

    What to do for fun

    mount hood has many activities like rock climbing. there is usually always something doing on. there are many different things for different people to get involved in, no matter what your interested in.

    Food and Dining

    mount hood has the best little coffee shop, i go there almost twice a day. i will come to school to get coffee and food when i don't even have class.

    Dorm Life

    i have never lived in the dorms and i'm actually not sure there are any.

    Academic Rigor

    i find the classes i have taken challenging. my instructors knew their material and enjoyed teaching it.

    Tips for prospective students

    my tip would be to make sure you have a plan before starting college. get to know the campus and don't be scared to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    mount hood community college has amazing teachers that want to see you do well. the campus is easy to figure out and everyone is friendly. i enjoy attending school here and look forward to meeting new instructors.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is excellent. they escort you to your parking space at night, just if your scare to walk alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have so many clubs that you can choose from. it range from sba down to color coalition club, like i said its uniquely international.

    Great for these types of students

    it is great for all types of students of ethnic and color.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have international and island night.

    What to do for fun

    you have to be on campus in order to see the varieties of activities. lots of fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for everything early.

    In three sentences

    mt hood college is unique in style in ways of recruiting and getting their students interested. it has a whole variety of programs you can choose from and its location is at the center of oregon.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    they currently don't have any greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    they are always trying to look for new clubs, and their main goal is to close the age gap when it comes to all activities.

    Great for these types of students

    they try there best to reach and contribute to all types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they have currently started spirit fridays', were you wear the school colors.

    Bang for the buck

    you surely will get a bang for your buck. by going to mt. hood you can get the majority of your pre reqs. out the way if not all of them. then transfer to a college of your choose.

    What to do for fun

    you can go and hike, ski, or snowboard on mt.hood, go and enjoy the scenery of the cascades. downtown portland is also 20 minutes away,

    Food and Dining

    mt. hood is close to so very remarkable dining places.

    Dorm Life

    they currently do not have on the campus housing but, they do have apartments incredibly close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    you do not need to take a sat test before going to this college.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure that you talk to a academic advisor, so they can help you get on the track to what you want to be.

    In three sentences

    mt. hood is a wonderful way to get started on your academics, and help you find out what you want out of life.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    don't worry about your major

    In three sentences

    it good

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    you can always call them, they will walk you to your car or what ever. i keep them on speed dial.

    Greek Life

    it is sad there are none.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many. but you need to communicate to find them. they are working on this.

    Great for these types of students

    great for all types of students, one of my sons has cp and did well, my daughter started at 14 at 15 was phi theta kappa. she was young i am old.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    all of the events that offer free food.

    Bang for the buck

    along with the excellent education for the $ the also have satellite colleges to finish your four bachelors at a great savings.

    What to do for fun

    free gym and pool, student events, study centers. gresham is an awesome community with thousands of things to do, contact the visitors center. we have world famous bella cupcakes and much more.

    Food and Dining

    excellent, as far as cafeterias go. lots close by or bring your own.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm. many affordable apartments with in walking distance or short bus ride. many postings for roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on the student. talk to your teacher, if you are struggling they will help you, if not challenging enough, they will give you ideas to broaden your knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    find the port for teacher reviews. read these and give yours.

    In three sentences

    i have been involved with mhcc for 7 years, first my kids now me. the only down fall i find is administration. reach out and talk to people, everybody else is friendly.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    great for people who have a busy life but still want the college deploma.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is very cheap compared to the universites which is good in this economy.

    What to do for fun

    they always have activities for college kids. lucky for gresham, we just live an hour away from multnomah falls were you can hike, bike, or just plain site see.

    Food and Dining

    the food's average but the prices are expensive! so you should take some snacks with you to class, or go to the nearest fast food restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    everyone lives off-campus. but you can take advantage of the trimax, ride your bike, or drive your car to school.

    Academic Rigor

    remember not all teachers are good teachers! so choose teachers that are going to help you learn. there are some classes that are pretty easy with barely any homework and then there's the teachers who pile on the homework so choose what works for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should take a class that your interested in not what your friends want to do, this way you meet and talk to people you wouldn't have talked to before.

    In three sentences

    i have been attending this school for a term and i really enjoy it. there are many teachers here who actually want you to be interested in what their teaching. i like that there is a variety of ages at this school because you learn about their life before college and why they decided to go to school.

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 58 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security volunteers on campus 24/7, and they work hard at there job.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life at Mt. Hood.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are dozens of campus clubs, but it is difficult to find out anything about them.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students of any race, creed, and age.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The city of Portland is one of the most unusual cities you will find, just head downtown if you want to see weird. The best place to catch the strangest of Portland would probably be the Hawthorn District (the bus will take you straight there)

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth the cost. You will be able to take all of your prerequisites, among many other classes, for a much lower cost than a 4-year university, with a better staff than most community colleges. On top of that, the school has a great location.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do on campus other than a gym and pool. There is a cinema across the street. However, for weekend trips, you can easily drive to the beach, mountains, high desert, and downtown Portland, all which have a lot to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria on campus, as well as a campus store and two coffee shops. The school is within walking distance from 2 fast food restaurants, a bar and grill, and a grocery store. It is also very easy to drive or take a bus into Gresham or Troutdale for more options.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Mt. Hood, but a few apartments in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that some classes can be difficult, but many are not. The teachers at Mt. Hood are almost always willing to work with the student to achieve the common goal: good grades and a terrific education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, both for the school and financial aid. Go to your College Center and ask for scholarship applications, there are options other than paying out of pocket.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are great. There's not much social life, but it is a very good school. The courses are as good as any 4-year university.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Nature trail with creek and fishing pond. Fire/ barbeque pit. Open gym and swimming. Many student or Student Government led activities on campus almost year-round.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes great. There are many activities hosted by Student Government that provide food as well.

    Dorm Life

    Nice apartments right next door to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the teachers have to teach slower than they could due to poor student body. However, some classes are very focused and not for the weak-hearted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask which classes and instructors are helpful and good at teaching. Use the free tutoring center as that is one of the services the college admires.

    In three sentences

    The school administration is disorganized and in contrast with each other. The campus has a welcoming location with great oppurtunities for education. The students are friendly and interested in learning.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Who are ready to learn and do a lot of homework(depends on the class of course!)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you know any of the people who go here talk to them about professors. Choose wisely and also go on ratemyprofessors.com to pick a good teacher!!! You don't want to be stuck with an awful teacher!

    Bang for the buck

    It is affordable if you work or get financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are friendly and nice to be around. Build up your relationships with professors.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been going to this college for a year now and I like it. I love it way more than high school. Yet college is way more challenging in many ways, some classes may be really easy but there are those hard classes that you got to stay up late and study for 5 hours before an exam!

  • 10/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 61 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to keep to themselves and who enjoy a teacher passionate about their content will love Mt. Hood.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mt. Hood offers programs that are unique to the Northwest, like a Wilderness survival education degree and a mortuary sciences degree. Get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    You won't find high quality education for less!

    Am enjoying being here

    Having an introverted disposition, the surprisingly sprawling campus filled with scenery and people who keep to themselves is nice.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at this institution have an uncanny amount of knowledge. It's surprising how in depth and passionate many are about their studies.

  • 09/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Must work and pay for college on their own, had a rough start in high school but are looking to improve, difficult schedule, has children.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with an adviser and turn in all financial aid materials early.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable

    Am enjoying being here

    Its a very supportive environment

    Am learning a lot

    I am challenged in many classes, however some seem to give a lot of information, with little testing or ways to prove you understand the material.

  • 06/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    The administration doesn't bite. Keep in mind their paychecks are fueled by your taxes. Don't be afraid to talk to the teachers, they are all dedicated to helping you learn.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to a 4 year university (which you can transfer to in order to obtain your bachelors) it's stupendous. Starting off by going to Mt. Hood or a community college like it will save you thousands of dollars.

    Am enjoying being here

    I've definitely enjoyed college, much more than high school. The atmosphere at Mt. Hood is very laid back. There are numerous places to settle in and study.

    Am learning a lot

    If you really have a thirst for learning, you will indeed be quenched. Like all college, it's based around which teachers you get, some better than others. I've been blessed by extraordinarily down to earth math teachers who are extremely dedication to making everyone grasp the subject in it's entirety.

  • 02/08/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business Accounting Automotive

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your own research on getting started up with classes as the admissions people are not very informative. Make sure you sit down with your advisor. There are always long lines for financial aid in school and on the phones, so be prepared to go in early if you dont want to wait in a long line

    Academic Rigor

    This school has a lot of different classes to take and I like the variety. Some teachers are better than others but everyone has their own methods of teaching so It could just be that i learn better from certain methods of teaching

  • 11/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of students are welcome I feel like there is a big diverse group at Mt. Hood. More adults then kids but I still feel like I fit in just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for students that are entering college are first when you register go see a adviser they can help you set up your path and also make sure that the credits you take transfer to the school you are wanting to go to. Second if you’re unsure what you want to go to school for see a career councilor they can help you figure it out. They offer classes that you can take to find what you like. Third use the web cite rateyourprofessor.com every term I use this cite and get amazing teachers each time. Fourth don’t feel like your missing out because you went to a community college there are many activities that they put on from dances to concerts. And will be saving money for later on when or if you transfer.

    Bang for the buck

    Money wise you get every dollar worth, I was talking to my older sister’s boyfriend Brian and he had been taking classes at Portland State University then took some at Mt. Hood on the side and the same teacher that was teaching at PSU was at Mt. Hood. So he was able to take the same class for a fraction the cost at Mt. Hood. I think Mt. Hood is a great place to take some of those harder four to five credit classes so you can get them at a better price. But just make sure that the school you want to transfer or are already at accepts them.

    Am enjoying being here

    The only problem I have being at Mt. Hood is I didn’t get a new experience. I’m from Sandy and Mt. Hood Community College is in Gresham, which is about thirty minutes away. I would of love to be in a dorm, to be in a new town, and meet young kids that are my age. I also wish I could just walk or ride my bike, driving everyday is a pain. I enjoy learning new things so I am having a good time and appreciate the staff a lot. They have a free tutoring center that is great, I feel like I’m always up there. They will help you with all subjects from math to accounting they have it all.

    Am learning a lot

    One thing I have to say about Mt. Hood is that the teachers are amazing! They actually care about your education and want to help you succeed in life. There have been some bad ones but over all they have all been wonderful. At first when I went to Mt. Hood I went to get my general classes out of the way and live at home to save money. I wasn’t too happy about that but I have grown up a lot more being around an older crowd. The difference about Mt. Hood and other colleges is that not only young kids but also adults who have gone back to school surround you; you get a mixture of friends this way. I made a friend in one of my math classes that is a single mom who went back to school to become a teacher, who I hangout with outside of school whenever I get the chance. Over all Mt. Hood has been a good experience, I got to learn what is expected in college level classes and grow up a little bit more.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources that Mt. Hood has to offer. Get into a program that you're interested in and get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    It is SO much less expensive than the private universities that i was looking into, and i will end up having a lot less money to pay back.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm not sure community college is right for me, but it is a great place to start!

    Am learning a lot

    I tested into a lower math class than i should have. So that has been hard adapting. But other than that my classes are interesting and i think i am learning a lot!

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 67 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated students, adults who are returning to school, students who are unsure of what they want to major in, and students who want to save money

    Tips for prospective students

    If you find that it is hard to meet people, try to find ways to get involved with a group or make a stronger effort to befriend classmates.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is not much social activity. There are people from all different walks of life (different ages, social classes, nationalities, races, etc.). That makes it interesting, but most people show up to class, don't interact, and then leave when it's over. It's hard to make friends unless you get involved in a program with a small number of students.

    Am learning a lot

    Some classes have challenged me, but in many others, I have to challenge myself to grow. In some of the introductory courses, it would not take much effort to receive an A in the class. Doing the minimum will hurt you in the long run though.