Adirondack Community College
Queensbury, NY, USA

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Adirondack Community College
3.05 Average Rating

Anonymous Student

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
This college is has a great variety of classes, clubs, and activities. Yes, it is small, but you get a lot out of it. The professors are very professional and the campus is small enough to an extent where you could find your classes very easy. I recommend attending this school if you still want to live at home
Tips for prospective students
Get to class on time!
Great for these types of students
People who don't want to spend a lot of money on a university.
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Erin from Queensbury, NY

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Adirondack Community College has taught me a lot about what the world of college academics is like as well as what life is really all about. The curriculum is geared toward individual needs and desires with the opportunity to select from a variety of majors and certifications. The classes are structured so that you can learn from them and you end the semesters feeling like it was well worth your time. For me they fly by. Professors are available on a regular as well as personally needed basis and are always willing to help you with any concerns you may be having.
Am enjoying being here
Over the past two years I have jumped at every opportunity this college has presented me. I have gotten involved in many clubs and extracurricular activities that not only bring me great pleasure but will also look great on a resume in the future. The students that make up Adirondack Community College all bring something a little different to the table. It is possible for you to have a class with your best friend from high school and the mother of three kids that lives in your neighborhood. Due to the diversity of it's students, this college creates a great opportunity to begin your college career. Whether you are using it as a starting point to a four year school or an entry in the job market ACC has many opportunities for you. The professors I have taken classes with have all been great. I have never met a group of people more willing to work with me and see that I succeed in my life. There are many activities on campus sponsored by the College Activity Board that offer great opportunities to meet other students as well as to get involved. I came to ACC as a quiet, shy, girl who did not know my place in this world. I am leaving a strong, confident, and successful well rounded student.
Bang for the buck
A lot of times, high school seniors do not want to consider a two year school with the idea that they would eventually have to start the process all over again when it comes time to transfer to a four year school. Adirondack Community College is a two year school that offers so many opportunities to help with this concern and any others you may have a long the way. Two year schools such as this are a perfect gateway into the world of four year schools. Tuition is less expensive at these schools and since their are no dorms you will be saving money by not paying room or board. You can create your schedule to work around a job, a family, or anything else you may be dealing with. Adirondack Community College greats you with a beautiful campus and a faculty and staff ready and willing to help. Its an environment where people know your name, know who you are, and know exactly what that extra push you need to be successful is.
Tips for prospective students
Get you application in early. Although this is a community college there are many individuals who take advantage of the great opportunities this college has to offer. Once your application has been accepted you will meet with an academic advisor to create your schedule and plan your future at the college. The sooner you get this step of the process done, the sooner you will have the relief of knowing you are all set. Classes fill up on a rather quick basis which is why you will want to get your schedule done early. Take a tour of the campus. It is good to know what buildings you will have classes in, where the library is, and where you can get lunch or just a quick snack. Watch for announcements on the bulletin boards and TV screens that will remind you of important deadlines and opportunities to further your education. Talk with current students and ask them about their experiences. Every person has a story to tell and someone is just waiting to share theirs with you.
Great for these types of students
When the time came for me to decide where I was going to attend college I was absolutely terrified. I had no idea where I wanted to go or even if I wanted to go. As a student, I was very quiet and shy. When it came to the classroom I would hardly ever ask a question or share an opinion with the class. The thought of having to talk with a professor made me nauseous. I did not think I could do any of that or that I would even be successful in college. Does this sound like you? If you answered yes to any of these aspects, then Adirondack Community College is the place for you. The faculty members help to take students just like me and bring them out of their shells. They have a way of making the intimidated feel mighty. The set up of the classrooms creates an environment that welcomes learning and encourages students to participate, which for me was the biggest problem. On the other hand, if you are one of those ambitious students that does not really fear anything, Adirondack Community College could be the place for you as well. They offer many clubs, extracurricular activities, and chances to let your voice be heard. At Adirondack Community College you are more than just a number. You are a person and your success is greatly driven by the faculty and staff you meet.
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Nameless :)

a past student here
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Did learn a lot
As a more advanced student majoring in Communications and Media Arts, I was pleasantly surprised and excited to learn as much as I did during my two years of being a student at Adirondack Community College. It's very clear that Paigo, a teacher and also the head of the department, knew what he was talking about, and he made sure that everyone from all levels of experience learned a great deal from his classes. (Which shows in the student work) The other teachers in the major were great as well, albeit he was my teacher in most my Media Arts classes.

Despite the fact that the Media Arts classes were great and I learned a lot from them, the required liberal arts courses were sub-par. For the most part, any classes that ended with a 101 are bleek introductory classes that are designed so practically no one can fail.

My boyfriend was a business major, and although I can't really speak of his personal experiences, he did enjoy his classes and felt that the teachers were very knowledgeable. He also can confirm that the 101 courses are pathetic.
Did enjoy being here
The only thing I did not enjoy about being a student was transportation, which is something that certainly affects everyone differently. Otherwise, it was a clean campus, the majority of the teachers are good, and because of the size of the media arts major, you are bound to make friends with everyone else in the major.
Bang for the buck
The quality of the school well surpassed it's expense. I think anyone considering going into graphic design or photography, whether you just want to get your AAS or transfer elsewhere, should consider going to Adirondack Community College. I have friends who've majored in similar majors at other local community colleges, and the quality doesn't compare. I've even heard people complain who've transferred to state schools that the quality doesn't compare to ACC.

It's also the only community college around that has a dark room. Although, I'm not sure how long it is going to last because I know they are planning to switch to digital.

I can't really speak much of any other major as I only went for Communication & Media Arts. I'm sure the quality spreads throughout the campus though, as my boyfriend was happy with his business courses.
Tips for prospective students
Graphic Design majors- when looking for a school, base your decision mostly off of student work. If it is terrible- cross it off your list. You wont learn anything in a school where none of the previous students are learning anything. This is what led me to ACC, because the student work was good, compared to the other local schools which were abysmal. Visit the campus and judge for yourself.
Great for these types of students
Communication and Media Arts majors, which encompasses people who are interested in Photography and Graphic Design.
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