Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg, IL, USA

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Carl Sandburg College
3.39 Average Rating

CSC Student, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
-my school has the best teachers.

-all staff members (including non-teachers) are truly dedicated to education, and the students.

-one of the top community colleges for digital technology
Tips for prospective students
1. talk to a counselor! they are there to help you figure out what to do next, or even what to do first

2. don't be afraid. this school makes it easy to get comfortable, make new friends, and start learning

3. take advantage of work study, i have had great success in using work study to gain some entry level experience.
Academic Rigor
i'm going to go with all 5 stars on this one, because over something like 7 semesters i have been able to maintain a 4.00 cumulative gpa. my desire to excel has been met by my teachers who make sure i never get bored, never run out of new stuff to learn, and never run out of new opportunities.
Dorm Life
i gave 5 stars here, so that my school doesn't lose rating for dorm life. currently we have no dorms, but they are in process of erecting the first one. it will be in a quiet location, just outside of town. no loud neighbors, and no trains (this can be a regular annoyance for people from this area). also, it could not possibly be any closer to the school (i don't believe it is technically on the schools grounds)
Food and Dining
five stars here too. we are a fairly small school as far as colleges go, and we have two cafeterias. there are always plenty of people hanging out in one of them, with computers, and regular events. the other cafeteria is a lot quieter, and regularly has people studying and using laptops. both cafeterias have slightly different food, although there is a lot of available food that both have. they both run meal deals, and daily specials that are unique to each one. they are friendly, professional culinary staff. the food is wonderful. definite restaurant quality.
What to do for fun
the town itself is not overly exciting. however, the school has lots of extra curricular activities, regular seasonal festivals, and contests for cool stuff! we have more than one person who specifically works on stuff for students to do, and she does a great job!
Bang for the buck
i have found the prices here absolutely reasonable. since i have tried to excel, my teachers have stayed on top of me, and given me extra work to prevent me from getting bored. this led to workstudy, experience, an impressive resume, and endless opportunity. the teachers actually care about the students, and as a result of this, many have spent lots of extra time giving us more bang for our buck.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
there's some academic guy who randomly dresses up like a penguin and walks around, and acts normal, like he isn't wearing a penguin suit. it's a bit strange, but he is friendly, and it is amusing. it really raises school spirit. everyone gets excited.
Great for these types of students
computer students, art students, and those who want to excel and have a caring staff, and caring, fun teachers. there are also minority outreach counselors that are very helpful.
Clubs and Activities
if they don't have it - you can get a faculty member to be an administrator and make it. there are so many clubs, and anyone with a good club idea is listened to.
Greek Life
phi theta kappa
Campus Safety
we have a full security staff that regularly patrol, and ensure safety. there is plenty of emergency precautions to protect from weather related issues, and lots of safety precautions for non-environmental safety issues.
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Brittany from Galesburg, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I believe Carl Sandburg College is the perfect community college to attend before you attend a university or other trade school. Carl Sandburg offers many different student services with excellent faculty to help you whenever you need it. The class sizes are reasonable, giving you a better classroom experience, along with the tuition being reasonably priced.
Tips for prospective students
A tip for a prospective student would be to plan out your degree and always effectively communicate with your academic advisor!
Academic Rigor
The classes are reasonably priced and the class sizes are smaller to give you a better learning experience and teacher experience.
Dorm Life
The Villas are very nice dorms, everything is up to date and campus security keeps up with the property.
Food and Dining
Carl Sandburg College has two cafeterias, on each side on the school. Both of the cafeterias are reasonably priced and the food is delicious!
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Seth from Galesburg, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Straight out of High School i knew from the get go that i would be going to Carl Sandburg. I always wanted to go there feeling that i can get somewhere in life if have the chance to go there i could go anywhere. So being said Carl Sandburg is a great choice for a graduate out of highschool or just someone trying to hone in on some skills and knowledge of what they want in life.
Tips for prospective students
Know what you want in life there's not a bigger mistake in life than wasted talent so use it for yourself and achieve your dreams. Also don't be worried about the expenses at Carl Sandburg they offer low cost tuition for any program you want to be in.
Academic Rigor
Carl Sandburg isn't like any normal community college it's known for having the best communication technology and has a wide variety of courses to take. From Welding to Nursing to Crimimal Justices this college has alot to offer while it won't break the bank.
Food and Dining
Now Carl Sandburg being in the city of Galesburg Food and Dining are farely close and aren't hard to find. But being said Carl Sandburg offers a food court and has occasional vending machines to the curious.
What to do for fun
Well Carl Sandburg being in Galesburg there's alot of local activities to do when your not hitting the books. Anything from the movies to going to music festivals downtown to enjoying the winter time Galesburg offers things most towns don't is occupation for fun.
Bang for the buck
You will get the most bang out of your buck for joining the clubs that are offered a Carl Sandburg. There's a Variety of clubs from welding club to music clubs they have them at Carl Sandburg.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
They do have Music Festivals and Film Festivals to any student that want to go to that Event and the best thing is that its free if your a student.
Great for these types of students
Great for people who don't have much money and graduates of High School
Clubs and Activities
They Have a Enomerous Selection of Clubs from Welding,Key Club,Music and
Activities there's alot more to count
Greek Life
No Greek Life it's a Community College
Campus Safety
They have Security and give only enrolled students cards to get in the building they also have a good fire sprinkler system.
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Lorena from Galesburg, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
good choice of classes
tutoring help available
campus near a park
Tips for prospective students
take advantage of the tutoring center
use the library- online
Academic Rigor
challenging
Dorm Life
no dorms they are building them
Food and Dining
2 cafeterias to get food at
What to do for fun
movies
lake storey park
bowling
fitness center
Bang for the buck
excellent education for the price
Great for these types of students
non tradit ional and traditional
Campus Safety
campus police and cameras throughout
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