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  • 11/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Mainly safe because there are enough people to see what's going on and security guards are also on watch.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa, but if doesn't count because it is focused mainly on community service then none.

    Clubs and Activities

    Don't really know if there is clubs or activities in NMC.

    Great for these types of students

    It will be great for students who wish to study more before they are ready to go college in the states.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't really unusual traditions or locations on campus, not that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Is it asking about the price of college? Although it is cheaper than most colleges, it will rise starting next semester which I do not like, so I'll rate it as 1.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people play ukulele on campus or play table tennis that is located near the student center. If you want to relax you can go to the student center with your friends where a lot of people hang out.

    Food and Dining

    You can buy food at the cafeteria in NMC or you can just buy food outside of NMC since Saipan is an small island, so it won't take long for you to go out and come back.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms in the Northern Marianas College. You can get a small room with an associate and pay half each.

    Academic Rigor

    So far so good. It's lot easier than high school because they give a fair amount of assignment; whereas, in high school they give tons of homework, pop quiz, quiz, and test.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important that you get your papers done early. Choose the right time for your classes, and English class for listening and speaking you do not really need to take it, but there will be some instructors that will advice you to take it so pray that you don't get them or tell them you won't take it.

    In three sentences

    NMC is diverse, and there are a lot of friendly people. It is small, so you do not need to worry about getting lost.The professors are lenient, and the school will provide tutoring for students that needs help, but it is the students duty to ask for it.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 16

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the student center and make new friends! Join clubs!

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is never my favorite part (or is that just our island?)

    Dorm Life

    NMC doesn't have dorms, but hey, it's close to home.

    Academic Rigor

    Like every other college, the courses challenge you. However if you are like me, you want a little more of a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Making new friends is a sure way of keeping yourself stress less about classes. This is college, not high school. Turn in your work on time, you'll find that you have less to worry about. Exceed your instructor's expectations. Always give your all when you do an assignment.

    In three sentences

    The students are eager to get to know each other. The classes are exceptional. Overall, challenges and encourages you at the same time to do your best.

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 16

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    NMC has a Student Center for students who are waiting for their next class, which is where I go most of the time. The Student Center includes, billiards, darts, television, etc.

    Dorm Life

    NMC doesn't offer dorms, although there are lots of apartments near by and fit for the budget.

    In three sentences

    - NMC offers many courses fit for your own time. The NMC staffs are very friendly. NMC has many outgoing students.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 16

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    We do have activities and clubs that students can participate in.

    Food and Dining

    We have a snack, and the food prices are reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    If attending NMC check your advisor regularly, they will help you a lot in order to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Northern Marianas College is more than a learning institution. It allows you to interact with fellow classmates as well as your instructor. NMC is the best choice I made as a stepping stone to a brighter future.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who likes colleges that are not too packed, students who likes the warm weather, and students who would like to be part of a diverse community.

    What to do for fun

    NMC offers different clubs that students can engage to such as PROA club (singing and dancing) and Honor Society Club.

    Food and Dining

    NMC has a snackbar where students can buy snacks or lunch. There are also restaurants that are just a drive away.

    Dorm Life

    NMC doesn't offer living in campus vicinity, but there are apartments around the area.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors are very approachable. If you're a new student, NMC employees will be more glad to help you throughout your college success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research about the courses the school has to offer before applying. Make sure that the classes you would like to take are offered in Northern Marianas College. Also, be prepared. Have a plan on where you will stay and what will be your way of transportation.

    In three sentences

    Northern Marianas College is a great choice for students who prefer to have a small learning community. Each class has a minimum amount of students which allows students to interact well with the instructor. The college is culturally diverse which allows the students to learn more about other cultures.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24/7.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa. The national community/junior college honor society.

    Clubs and Activities

    An excellent way to meet other students who share the same interests. Proa-Music Society (PMS) Micronesian Club Students Achieving for Excellence (SAFE) Environmental & Natural Resources Organization (ENRO) Saipan Gospel Fellowship Nursing Club Proa Rhetoric Circle (PRC)

    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't have plans yet, and it's better they paln ahead and not waste their time doing nothing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not much to say, but the designated smokers area behind the campus and how parking lots are always full packed everywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't know what this means.?

    What to do for fun

    The Northern Marianas College has a student center and is often the home for many students. It is a place to make friends and take part in playing billiards, darts, table tennis, chess, checkers, and cards. You can often relax and watch TV or DVD movies is the theater and surround room, or surf the internet in the computer room, etc;

    Food and Dining

    Provides good quality service. The price of the goods are often too pricey, but if it's worth your money, then might as well go buy it.

    Dorm Life

    Since the college is on island, there is no student housing. All available housing is based off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I goofed around with my placement tests, and I was assigned in the remedial classes. College life is an easier way to transition your way through everything. Unlike High School, the academic rigors are demanding. The higher college level classes put much emphasis on work after work!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you study and get placed in the college level classes. Don't take advantage of your placement test. You don't want to be assigned to classes lower than the 100 level courses because those are Non-Degree Units and those credits won't be transferred, and you'll have a longer time trying to get your degree. The Northern Marianas College is an option or back-up plan in case you don't have things set yet.

    In three sentences

    Saves lots of money when it comes to tuition and fess for on island students, a very friendly and sociable campus, and a great way to start of college if you don't have much plans already set. Northern Marianas College is not a real big campus, but you're bound to always keep yourself occupied. College may seem hard, but the Northern Marianas College makes sure you get off to a right start.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    its safe. campus is really protected.

    Clubs and Activities

    alot of opportunities so go for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends or eat at the canteen.

    Food and Dining

    cheap.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm so I cannot say anything.

    Academic Rigor

    its fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start Smart.

    In three sentences

    Its small and convenient. I can actually do one-to-one with my instructors. I can really learn good.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 16

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    In NMC there is a student center. In the student center, there is a big flat screen tv, used to play Wii or watch a movie. There are 2 Dart machines to play. There is a pool table there which requires you to pay $0.75 per game. There is a place to go in and read and use the computers.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the snack bar is pretty good. There are all different varies of food. There are meals and you have some choices to choose from. The food is affordable.

    Dorm Life

    In NMC its more of a small college and most of the people go to school there are residents. If I am not mistaken I think NMC has a dorm for international students. I am a resident so I don't really know about the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Smoking is not allowed on the campus. Cheating and plagiarism are one of the biggest rule in NMC.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should get a map, because the buildings can get a little confusing and even though the buildings are lettered they are not in order. So get a map so you won't get lost and late to your class.

    In three sentences

    Everyone welcomes you to NMC. The people there are so nice. The tuition, books, and other things are cheaper compare to other colleges.

  • 08/15/2012

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

    9 of 16

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It's nearer from the house which is more convenient for me in order to less the cost from housing and tuition fee. Not just from the cost but as well as the community where you can socialize even more, seeing friend from different local high schools.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security are always there and always alert. So there really isn't anything to fear. They are also very strict with the policies that need to be followed.

    What to do for fun

    If you ever get bored, there is a student center that most students go to. On occasion there are many competitions going on in there. Some from the local high schools.

    Food and Dining

    In the college, there is a 'snack bar' where all the students hang out during breaks or whenever they are hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately there aren't any dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    NMC is an extremely thorough learning environment. The instructors are so easy to get in touch with,if you need assistance. You should not have a problem here at NMC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Relax and have a great time while learning. Open your mind to some new things. Always be prepared.

    In three sentences

    Although a small campus, it's a great way for an instructor and his/her students to interact and get to know each other on first name basis rather than by pc id's. NMC is a friendly place with a variety of different cultures so there's never a dull day. I really enjoy the rush and frustration of my college life at NMC.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    many security guards. great safety

    Greek Life

    One greek club honor society

    Clubs and Activities

    Music Club, and etc

    Great for these types of students

    Local

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many groups of people that stay with each other, mostly same ethnicity

    Bang for the buck

    There are many financial aid options

    What to do for fun

    there are different groups and organizations to join

    Academic Rigor

    It is an alright college for people who just want to start out slow.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is easy to get around just make sure you are willing to be persistent and patient.

    In three sentences

    It had a great diversity in people. The staff are helpful and nice. The students here are different.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    the ones who don't want to move too far from home or who are not comfortable in moving at all.

    What to do for fun

    there are pool bars around town.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard in high school and get your paperwork done early. talk to your possible college advisor.

    In three sentences

    it is average.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 16

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    go around the island.

    Food and Dining

    good food at the snack bar.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    good.

    Tips for prospective students

    always plan ahead and don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    it is a great school. it has friendly and diverse people. teachers are always willing to help you.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    although relatively safe, when in the island, please practice common sense - don't dwell late at night, stay with friends/groups of people, never carry any valuables conspicuously, etc.

    Greek Life

    none, unless you count phi theta kappa, which is more focused on community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    being a leader for the associated students of nmc (student governance) looks good on your resume, but it is a very challenging post and you need maturity and leadership in navigating sensitive and sometimes ambiguous college policies. proa music society is a music club and is one of the more popular ones. proa rhetoric circle is a new debate club, while phi theta kappa is an international honor society. other clubs are available; there are many opportunities to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    if in-state, students who are mature, want to be more marketable in the workforce (nmc is great for continuing education, adult education, etc.), and those who want to save a lot of money. if out-of-state, students really desire tropical island weather and who want to truly challenge themselves in terms of independence and personal growth.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the most popular one is charter day, a big event of local performances, eating competitions, and cheap food. a lot of people attend this event and so it is a great opportunity for groups of friends to network. for future reference, the proa is nmc's mascot. proa is a type of boat.

    Bang for the buck

    nmc is a junior college and as such, it is really cheap. it benefits in-state (or in this case, in-island) students the most because they will most likely not worry about transportation or lodging. nmc is the cheapest option for in-state students on island. the institution may not be of value to out-of-state students however, unless you really want good weather.

    What to do for fun

    the term fun is dependent on the student. generally, students at nmc go to the student center within campus to watch movies, play darts and billiards, participate in intramural volleyball and basketball, and participate in student clubs. off campus, night clubs are usually popular venues.

    Food and Dining

    there are two very close (one within the college and another one a little off college grounds) fast food cafeterias that offer a variety of local food. across the street is a popular coffee shop. many other restaurants are available on island, but you will need a car (unless you want to walk an average of 4 miles)

    Academic Rigor

    nmc's academic rigor matches its offerings, and the academic atmosphere in general is (for lack of better emphasis) very, very manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    students interested in attending nmc need only to visit www.nmcnet.edu for information. if you need only an associate degree (or a bachelor of science in education) and want to enjoy tropical weather, nmc may be right for you. be prepared to be independent however, as there are no dorms (there are apartments nearby), and you will likely require a car to tour the island.

    In three sentences

    the northern marianas college (nmc) is a no-frills junior college (associate degrees) that offers a bachelor of science in education. students interested in attending nmc have fun in a tropical island, but are relatively focused on completing post-secondary studies for an entry-level job. nmc has lots of opportunities (and with that challenges) to expand.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to live an island life.

    Tips for prospective students

    The weather here is mostly sunny. NMC is located in an island north from Guam. The beaches here are near and not very crowded.

    Bang for the buck

    NMC is a community college that offers a very low tuition fee per credit. Also, the quality of teaching that comes with the price is unbelievable.

    Am enjoying being here

    Since NMC is a community college, all classes have small class sizes and the general student population is diverse and hospitable.

    Am learning a lot

    The Nursing Program that I am currently in is very rigorous but worth it in the end. Our instructors not only uses our textbook but encourages us to learn in various ways. They encourage and give us the tools that we need to advance in our future careers.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pacific Islanders

    Tips for prospective students

    It is fun to be in college and it is nearer to home.