Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN, USA

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Chattanooga State Community College
2.91 Average Rating

Megan from Manchester, TN

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers here at Chattanooga State are very helpful. The classrooms aren't very big which enables you to have more one on one contact with the teacher when you need the help.
Am enjoying being here
Campus life is great. The people are friendly and there are a lot of activities that happen around the campus. I was the captain of an intramural softball team and met so many friends by doing so. They also offer other intramural sports as well as paddle boat on the pond.
Bang for the buck
Chatt state isn't very expensive. The best thing about the school is when you take more than 12 hours in classes they only charge you for the 12 hours instead of say 15 (unlike other colleges where they include extra fees for taking more than a certain amount to be a full time student).
Tips for prospective students
If you have an early morning class.. get there early to get a parking spot. Make sure you don't park in the grass because I got a ticket for doing so!
Great for these types of students
Outgoing or shy students would love this college. Outgoing because there are always activities available and the shy because the classes are not large so when it comes speech time, you don't have 100 people to talk in front of.
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Bethany from Dalton, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Chattanooga State is a great college for anyone. Most class sizes are small, and you get great one on one help from the professors. It is a great school for those coming right out of high school, because it has that small college feel.
Tips for prospective students
Never fax any of your paperwork, because chances are they will lose it.
Academic Rigor
The classes are challenging, but manageable.
Dorm Life
There are no dorms here yet, but that is something that Dr. Catanzaro is working very hard on.
Food and Dining
The food in the cafeteria is great! Sam and Libby are the absolute best! Sam's Philly cheese steaks with Libby's fries is my favorite meal.
What to do for fun
The best thing about Chatt State is is the student life department. They Intramural sports for everyone, and it is so easy to get involved. There are always events going on around campus that are available for all!
Bang for the buck
At Chattanooga State you definitely get the most bang for your buck! It is inexpensive, but yet there are so many more things you can take away from you college experience besides just academics.
Clubs and Activities
It has over 40 clubs that you can get involved in, and clubs are encouraged to stay active. The student government association is always willing to help with leadership training and funding for club trips.
Campus Safety
The security guards are wonderful! They have jumped me off, and they also helped me out when I locked me keys in my truck while it was running!
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Erinn from Chattanooga, TN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love this school! It is perfect for those not sure about going to a large college, non-traditional students, and students who need a cheaper school to start at. I am happy with it almost completely!
Tips for prospective students
Financial aid can be a bit rocky here. It takes time, and the financial aid and bursar offices, being as overwhelmed as they usually are, can be hard to get in contact with via phones and emails. When you need major help from them, you should go in person.
Academic Rigor
Surprisingly, this school requires a lot of time and attention. You can't just skirt by, and the classes usually get harder the farther up you go. For paralegal students in particular (me being one), you'll need to make sure you are prepared for a lot of projects. They may give you a week or two to do things, but that will catch up with you quickly. Overall, challenging and you definitely leave knowing a lot more!
Dorm Life
No dorms yet, though I believe in a year or so there will be dorms.
Food and Dining
The food itself isn't really the greatest, but there are two separate areas to get food. The short order cook lady (I don't know her name) is very friendly, enthusiastic, and will make just about anything for you within the confines of what they have. Cafeteria is usually overcrowded, so a suggestion is to eat elsewhere if you need to study while you eat.
What to do for fun
There is always something going on at chattanooga state. They have a lot of performing arts entertainment, and also sports. There are clubs for most majors. There is a lot to do within the confines of the school. If you want entertainment outside of the school, there is obviously shopping, eating out, going to the movies, going to parks of various sorts, etc.
Bang for the buck
VERY inexpensive. I am very poor, but I am able to make it at Chattanooga State just fine. Financial aid supplements my living while I finish my associates. Great deal, and quality education.
Great for these types of students
Students that need one on one attention with their schoolwork will love it here. Non-traditional students (elderly students, students who are parents, working class) will love Chattanooga State's flexibility. At the same time, traditional students will like the liveliness of the campus. Students who need a challenge will also find Chatt State surprisingly challenging. Most people will find their niche at this school and love it.
Clubs and Activities
A lot to choose from. I think I mentioned it above.
Greek Life
None. Not a 4 year, so I don't think we really have this.
Campus Safety
VERY SAFE! People tend to mind their own business, no one seems malicious or has ill intent. The security keeps the campus clear from those kinds I believe. Just follow simple campus rules (usually about parking) and you'll be fine, and you won't normally have to worry about trouble.
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Mathew from Hixson, TN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
campus is nice and not to big so that you can not make your next classes. the science and technology wing is very comprehensive especially with the new addition of the wacker program. staff really tries to go above and beyond for those who really need assistance.
Tips for prospective students
be sure to file all paperwork as soon as possible. with the amount or paper that there is to be processed there if you do not get it in and there needs to be corrections done to it you may run out of time to file said paperwork.
Academic Rigor
depends on what you are studying but for the most part very thorough.
Food and Dining
there is a student cafeteria and plenty of vending machines.
What to do for fun
go to bowling night. you will meet students from all over campass.
Bang for the buck
for what i am doing i am getting way more than i paying for.
Campus Safety
on property police force.
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