Arizona Western College
Yuma, AZ, USA

Reviews

Arizona Western College
3.52 Average Rating

Iliana from Yuma, AZ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Arizona Western College is a great place to achieve your educational goal. It is a college with great opportunities for students. It can help you achieve your eductional plan to be very successful.
Tips for prospective students
Tips for prospective students is to have an educational plan, to take good opportunities, and achieve their goals to be successful.
Academic Rigor
AWC provides every student the chance to create an educational plan. It helps you achieve your educational goal for a successful future. AWC helps students achieve their educational plan.
Dorm Life
I have never lived dorm life, but it is a very reliable place to live at.
Food and Dining
AWC provides very good food and dining. To all attending and living students.
What to do for fun
AWC has a pool room that welcomes students to stay and play. It has a good enviornment to be at and walk around.
Bang for the buck
AWC has a changing tuition every year. But it provides help for every student to achieve their educational plan.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
AWC has many fairs and parades that provide fun for the family and students. We can eat and children can ride rides.
Great for these types of students
AWC is great for any student trying to be successful in the future. Anyone with a educational plan.
Clubs and Activities
AWC provides students with neat clubs and activities that help a student with success in thier classes.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is at best at all time. AWC provides security all over campus for a better enviornment for students.
Sign in to rate & review

Tishawn from Maricopa, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Arizona Western is a very diverse school. the teachers really put there foot down to help you. Also, its a great junior college for first time students.
Tips for prospective students
Stay focused, manage your time and your will be just fine.
Dorm Life
I enjoy the dorms its not to big but not to small.
Food and Dining
the food to me is good it has a different varieties every day and the fact that they load 117 o your meal card every Thursday is even better.
What to do for fun
you can go to the sporting events. there also clubs In Mexico. You can visit
Sign in to rate & review

Nubia from San Luis, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A great place to start
A college with great professors and staff
In this college you can find knowledge, gain experience, and prepare yourself for university
Tips for prospective students
Visit the college as soon as possible
Speak with the advisors
Avoid generals, set a major since the beginning
Academic Rigor
A great place to start
What to do for fun
Gym, soccer team, language club, nursing club, basketball team,
Sign in to rate & review

Margaret from Somerton, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I really like how polite the faculty and the students act towards new freshmen. The staff is very supportive and helpful. I look forward to starting my Fall 2013 classes.
Academic Rigor
So far I was told the basics of what I will learn in my classes. They cover a wide range of topics, and I find them interesting.
Dorm Life
I have seen the dorms, and they are nice and clean, but sometimes the students get a bit loud. However, I live at home and commute to school, so I wouldn't know what it is like to actually live on campus.
Food and Dining
I've only been to the Starbucks. It was really good and the employees are really nice and cheerful.
What to do for fun
I like to walk around, especially through the other buildings. It's nice to discover the whole campus and meet new teachers and students along the way. The library was pretty cool too.
Bang for the buck
For me, this college is not that expensive compared to others. My parents paid for this years tuition. As for the books and other supplies, I am hoping I can get some scholarships to help my pay for everything else I need.
Campus Safety
I see the Campus police going around frequently. One thing's for sure- they certainly do make you feel safe.
Sign in to rate & review

Carmalita from Yuma, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Arizona Western is local and convent for what you are looking for in a community college. Everyone at AWC is wonderful with helping you with what you need for school, transferring to another school and has a great tutoring program. I rated Arizona Western College with four star,
Academic Rigor
The academic program here are excellents. I enjoy the lectures that are giving to us as students.
Food and Dining
Arizona Western College food and dining is good! Their dining hall is very clean, workers are nice and helpful.The
What to do for fun
I enjoy the sports at the school.
Campus Safety
There is always someone out watching for your safety. The campus police is very helpful and always there when you need them As they say we are just a phone call away.
Sign in to rate & review

Ruby from Yuma, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
AWC is a good community college for a variety of reasons, to include several good associate degrees and its close association with NAU. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate AWC as an 8, with its only major failing being a shortfall of science teachers. The campus is beautiful and well organized, and the school staff is very helpful in trying to support the students.
Tips for prospective students
If your planning on using AWC as a stepping stone for NAU or another college, insure that the classes you wish to take will actually transfer. Sign up for classes as quickly as you can when registration opens, and order books as early as possible due to a significant difference in the price of used versus new books. Be prepared to bring a sweater or light jacket to class, even in summer, because many of the classrooms are so cold its hard to focus.
Academic Rigor
There doesn't appear to any middle ground when it comes to academic rigor, some classes are incredibly easy (to me), where as others are incredibly difficult. Some of the difficulty with classes has to do with the material, the rest is due to the teachers; not even the best teachers can make truly difficult material easy, but a brutal teacher can make an easy class difficult.
Dorm Life
I personally don't know, I live with my husband off campus, but from my few classmates who do live on campus, they claim that it is very nice.
Food and Dining
I love the cafeteria. The food is well made, they change it up on a regular basis, and most of it is healthy. The food is relatively inexpensive, and its even cheaper if you put money on your AWC student card, which allows you to buy food without paying sales tax.
What to do for fun
There are several after school activities available on campus, to include the gym and a recreation room. Off campus, the town of Yuma is less than 10 miles away, and Phoenix and San Diego are both approximately 3 hours away. For those without a car (or to poor to spend a lot of gas money), there is also a transmit system that will take them out to town and back.
Bang for the buck
While the school books are in my opinion very expensive, according to my husband that is common any place you go. I can't speak for the cost of the dorms, but the cost of tuition is very reasonable, and if your planning on continuing your education and getting a bachelors degree, then starting at AWC would be very worthwhile.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Because I'm not a resident on campus, but instead live with my husband off campus, I'm not familiar with any unusual traditions or locations. The Starbucks located outside the bookstore is one of the few places I know of where people like to congregate.
Great for these types of students
The nursing program is very good, as are some other programs that they offer (haven't focused on them because I don't plan on taking them). This is a great school for any students, whether they wish to stop with an associates or plan on continuing on to a bachelors or higher.
Clubs and Activities
There are several clubs around campus, and the school is frequently hosting job fairs and moral boosting activities.
Greek Life
There are no fraternities or sororities.
Campus Safety
I feel very safe at school, we have a full time cop on campus and there are call boxes throughout the parking lots. We also have a full time nurse, EMT's can be on site in approximately 10 mins, and the hospital is less than 20 minutes away, and this doesn't include all of the nursing students and their professors who are also on campus. I've never heard of any shootings, drug use, or other problems on campus.
Sign in to rate & review

Veronica from Yuma, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Arizona Western College is one of the highest Community Colleges, known if Yuma Arizona.
Tips for prospective students
Arizona Western College has great tips for prospective students, it has great academic programs, such as academic counselors who can help you get what classed are recommended of the career you choose, Financial aide services, and much more. They can give you the help you need in order to succeed. The best thing is its cheaper than any other Universities.
Academic Rigor
the academic rigor is what is expected of the student who commits to the college life and learning. Arizona Western College has the combination of open-door admissions and student
expectations, it is easy to appreciate the challenge of
establishing and maintaining academic rigor.
Dorm Life
Arizona Western College has a great dorm campus. The dorm life is motivational experiences where the student learns to be on his or her own away from parents. At first they can get home sick, but once they get comfortable with there roommate, they get to meet new friends, and get to know their teachers well. It also teaches the students responsibilities while having fun and being successful.
Food and Dining
Arizona Western College has a great food and dining service for students who live on campus or not. Students who live on campus experience by providing a dining program that offers high quality, nutritious and reasonably priced options with a commitment to excellent customer service.
What to do for fun
What to do for fun? Arizona Western College has alot of activites for students who live on campus or not. The Department of Campus Life supports the College by providing , a variety of services, programs and activities designed to encourage growth and development in leadership, citizenship, collaboration and respect.
Sign in to rate & review

David from Yuma, AZ

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This is a small community college but with great atmosphere. There is only about 4000 students so there is not much traffic. Classes are not technically hard, but require some studying.
Tips for prospective students
Don't get caught up in all the distractions, focus on school because i read the graduation rate of this school and is pretty low.
Academic Rigor
The classes are not really difficult but some of the teachers are not so great, have to take it upon yourself to learn.
Dorm Life
Well i do not live in a dorm but heard its great.
Food and Dining
Food is a little expensive for low quality but i guess there is a variety.
What to do for fun
Yuma is a small town but the mall is decent, have the fun factory down the road. Many people travel into Mexico for the night clubs.
Bang for the buck
Low cost compared to universities, and get your general education.
Sign in to rate & review

D from Yuma, AZ

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
AWC is a small college and for that instructors have the time to help you with any questions you may have.
Everyone is friendly and are willing to help all the time.
Instructors don't want you to fail, they give a lot of chances and make life as easy as possible.
Food and Dining
AWC has many choices when it comes to food, most importantly there is a Starbucks!
What to do for fun
I see many fliers of activities there is to do for fun. So far I have done the salsa dancing I loved it!
Campus Safety
There is always campus security around.
Sign in to rate & review

Thomas from Somerton, AZ

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
i would rate it at 5/5 stars! it has small class sizes, knowledgeable professors, good variety of classes, friendly people and lots of extra curricular activities.
Tips for prospective students
talk to a guidance counselor first thing. they can help you through the process and point you in the right direction.
Academic Rigor
classes are difficult but not overwhelming.
Food and Dining
good prices and variety of food.
What to do for fun
lots of events on campus. swimming, weight training, shooting pool, air hockey, close to shooting range and river.
Bang for the buck
tuition is much less than universities and class sizes are much smaller, seems like a better deal to me!
Great for these types of students
great for anyone looking to stretch their academic dollar. great for outdoor activities.
Campus Safety
they have emergency phones throughout the campus. campus is well lit and security is circulating throughout the campus frequently.
Sign in to rate & review

Similar Colleges