Chemeketa Community College
Salem, OR, USA

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Chemeketa Community College
3.06 Average Rating

Kimber from Monmouth, OR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I just finished up my first year here at Chemeketa and it was great! Because CCC gives opportunities to everyone and anyone, I was able to go from being a homeschooler, shy and timid out in the world, to a college student who is learning ASL, science, art, theater, and all of it goes to the Associates of the Arts Transfer Degree. I'm so glad I started out at Chemeketa! The expense isn't too bad and I'm getting a great education for it!
Tips for prospective students
I suggest if you want to go into a four year college, you might want to do your first two years at Chemeketa, allowing that the college you want to transfer into will except the credits. At Chemeketa, you can get all of your general education in, and then at the college or university you transfer to after, you can do all of your requirements that go towards that degree.
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Linda from Salem, OR

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
This school is of course, a community college. Unlike Universities, it offers everyone a chance to interact closer with a professor of counselor. The rate of people whom have successfully passed their classes is pretty high at Chemeketa. It is a good place to start out.
Will enjoy being here
One thing that separates Chemeketa from a university is the rate of people most of the time being much older than you. So in some classes it may feel like you are the only one your age. But that doesn't mean there aren't people whom you wouldn't get along with.
Bang for the buck
Chemeketa offers a scholars program which pays for your tuition for your first 2 years if you maintain a GPA of 3.5 and higher. This has made Chemeketa grow more and more popular because of course, everyone wants to save money.
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Kimberly from Independence, OR

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I've been at Chemeketa for one term now and I absolutely love it here. The teachers are always there to help you when you need it, there are many resources you can use if you don't exactly know where to turn to.
Am enjoying being here
Chemeketa is a really open place, I walked on campus my first day and I was feeling really nervous and then I started to see people that I knew and I met some really funny and outgoing people and it took my nerves away. Chemeketa has a broad atmosphere and you just love to be around. There are so many places to just hang out between classes and the art gallary is a fun place to go as well.
Bang for the buck
I was surprised at Chemeketa's prices. I know that being a community college it will be less than a university but I was impressed. Up in the financial aid offices there are packets that you can get a month or so pior to the next term with scholarships you can apply for and it's amazing. You really get what you pay for.
Tips for prospective students
I'd say take classes that appeal to you or to your major if you know. Chemeketa is a really friendly place and a great place to meet friends, hang out to get some extra studying done, or help with resource centers. Always do what you need to get done early, that goes with any college or comminty college. You don't want to be waiting in a line for an hour.
Great for these types of students
Chemeketa is a great school for anyone and everyone. Everybody is welcome to be who they are and there is never a need to put on a fake smile. The location is great and the classes are smaller. The teachers will be there to help you if you want or need it. Other students are eager to meet people. Chemeketa is an amazing place to be.
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Ashley from Amity, OR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am going for my Early Childhood program and love every class that I have to take. The Instructors are GREAT!
Am enjoying being here
The instructors and staff are so wonderful and always pleasant to be around. It is a great homey environment!
Bang for the buck
Classes are a reasonable price and I can't complain about the price for what I getting out of it...
Tips for prospective students
Unless you have a scholarship to a university, community college is the way to go! Get your core classes done and out of the way for much cheaper! Plus Chemeketa Community College is a GREAT place to do that. They have great staff and instructors and it is a very homey, student-based environment.
Great for these types of students
Chemeketa has it all! :)
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Michael from Salem, OR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
When you hear somebody tell you that they are going to community college, we all say to ourselves, hm, should just go to university. But in my time at chemeketa, I feel like despite the community college stigma, I am learning a lot.
Am enjoying being here
So far I have been met with nobody but pleasant administration and students and I am definitely enjoying my stint here at Chemeketa.
Bang for the buck
While like all schools the text book costs are a tad high, the cost per credit hour and class fees is small compared to the quality of learning environments that I have been exposed to here at Chemeketa.
Tips for prospective students
Keep up on deadlines, and go to class!!! Oh, and be sure to pay for your annual parking pass.
Great for these types of students
Nursing students, Art and Science associate transfer degree students, EMT and Fire students
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