Coastal Alabama Community College
Bay Minette, AL, USA

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Coastal Alabama Community College
3.81 Average Rating

Taylor

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This school is a place where teachers care and learning is fun
Tips for prospective students
Get involved
Academic Rigor
great!!
Dorm Life
is good some strict rules though
Food and Dining
THEIR CAFETERIA IS GROSS. BUY YOUR OWN FOOD!!!!
What to do for fun
intermural sports. close to the beach
Bang for the buck
best bang for your buck in Alabama
Clubs and Activities
SGA, PHI THETA CAPPA, MANY OTHERS
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Victoria

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Excellent college for a first time college student. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 10. You get a great education for less the price.
Tips for prospective students
Wonderful college for your first two years or an associates degree. I would recommend this college to anyone. Make sure you follow all the guidelines and watch the deadline dates. If you can, get involved with an activity of your choice.
Food and Dining
Watch the time for cafeteria hours.
What to do for fun
Many organizations to join. Always having events on campus. Be sure to involve yourself with them. They always have open arms to new students.
Bang for the buck
Awesome education for the price and normally all classes will transfer to a 4-year college. You can always check ahead to make sure.
Great for these types of students
Any type of background is welcome at Faulkner. They offer every the same type of open arm effect.
Clubs and Activities
They offer all types of clubs and activities.
Campus Safety
Dorms are a 100% safe. Security is always a call away or you see them.
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Amelia from Mobile, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Friendly registration and financial aid process and great teacher that show interest. I feel that im not just a student here; im known by name. Love the motivation that promotes college graduates.
Tips for prospective students
You can't go wrong with choosing Faulkner State Community College!
Academic Rigor
Personalize learnigng and focusing on powerful teaching. Five star rating.
Food and Dining
Great! food is always fresh, and dining is always clean
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Christine from Theodore, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
faulkner state has an excellent caring staff. faulkner state has the lowest tuition in alabama. faulkner state has a terrific curriculmn that prepares you for your chosen field.
Academic Rigor
there academics is rigorous but it prepares you well.
Food and Dining
the food is excellent.
Campus Safety
very safe clean campus
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Highschooler from Foley, AL

researching this school
0 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Will enjoy being here
Any one who is having trouble with finding a cheap but efficient education
Bang for the buck
they help you with your financial aid
Great for these types of students
Great for students who are working and need to get a education.
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Love my education!

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I enjoy the teachers I have here. They take time to explain, answer your questions, and assist you. I made excellent grades this semester and look forward to the Spring 2013 semester.
Tips for prospective students
STUDY! ABSOLUTELY no cheating or eyeballing during testing, and no cell phones, teachers really call students out on these!
Academic Rigor
Wonderful teachers! Make sure you ask questions if you don't understand. Write them down while the teacher is teaching so you don't interrupt them (just a polite way of making sure the teacher stays on track) and feel free to ask them before or after class. Also, they post their phone number on your syllabus, so keep up with it in case you have questions. I also hear from some of my peers that some teachers do not announce midterm or final exam dates because they expect you to have kept and read your syllabus.
Dorm Life
I commute. But I hear the new dormitory is really nice.
Food and Dining
The day I went it was really good. But since I commute to school, I don't have a meal plan. The price to eat is about $7.00 but you can eat buffet style.
What to do for fun
From what I can see, the beach is about 20 to 30 minutes away, they have a bowling alley and skating rink and just about everything is on one street. There are bigger cities nearby like Mobile and Daphne.
Bang for the buck
Study and make sure you are attentive in class. Get to know your teachers! It really does make a difference. Like I said earlier, I loved mine and know that they are there to help me.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I am not sure because I commute.
Great for these types of students
I am not sure because I commute.
Clubs and Activities
I know they have SGA, but I am not sure because I commute.
Greek Life
I don't think they have those here.
Campus Safety
The cops are nice! But make sure you secure your belongings because low people will break into your car! (They steal books, CD's, car chargers... like I said, low... I had a classmate that this happened to...)
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Alexandra Howard from Mc Intosh, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I absolutely love Faulkner. The Faculty and staff is very helpful and caring. I highly recommend this school to anyone.
Tips for prospective students
You are going to really enjoy Faulkner. When you become active in different clubs and organizations, you are going to become a family. We all came there as strangers to one another but left as a family.
Academic Rigor
Academic is very important because Faulkner wants to see everyone succeed in life. The faculty and staff is always encouraging you to do your best in everything.
Dorm Life
I really enjoy staying in the dorms on campus. I was a RA for one of the residence halls and I really enjoyed it . The first week being there, I meet so many new faces. Everyone was so friendly and very helpful.
Food and Dining
Food and Dining is good.
What to do for fun
Faulkner plan a day when they took us to the beach. Being in the different clubs was fun.
Clubs and Activities
Different clubs and Organizations:
Pow Wow Leadership Society
Student Government Association
Trio( Student Support Services)
Elated Voices
Phi Theta Kappa
Campus Safety
Campus polices are always helpful and willing to help.
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Alexandria from Foley, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The price for classes is amazing compared to other schools and quality of the classes isn't lowered. Personal and friendly instructors offer help along with expectations of a large university. I expected no social college life but there is probably more of a variety of friends, people right out of high school or people going back for higher education can be seen in all of your classes on all 3 campuses along with many activities to be active in.
Tips for prospective students
If you are going to school for Nursing this is a great option. You can go here for Pre-Nursing and save money rather than going straight to that 4 year university or do as I am and go through their fair yet competitive Nursing program.
Best way to save that hard earned money is to go here, look for scholarships and grants then rent those text books on Chegg/Bookrenter!
I will not be graduating with loans to pay back because of this in-state tuition and the method I mentioned before.

Each campus has its Pros.
The Gulf Shores campus is small but has the culinary dinner's and lunch's that are cheap for a student and also a full course meal that is delicious, don't forget the beach is right down the road.
The Fairhope campus is in the middle of the downtown area with nice little shops for lunch or shopping along with a beautiful campus of tree's and older buildings with history. Their newest building though has a great lounge with tons of tables and couches with 2 t.v.s and fireplaces.
The Bay Minnette Campus is the largest and the main campus. They have more events to offer like dances or sports!
Academic Rigor
Their campus rules are clear when you start your classes.
Each class begins with your instructor explaining rules in grading.
Everything has always been fair.
Dorm Life
Unfortunately, I have never been to the dorm building, they only have dorm rooms available at the Bay Minnette campus thought I believe they have plans for the Gulf Shores campus. Though I do know for sure they have a new building for dorms and an older one.
Food and Dining
I haven't dined at Bay Minette where the dorms are but I have enjoyed to culinary section of the Gulf Shores campus. They have either lunch or dinner's during the week for $10 which includes a full course meal and sweet tea (coffee with your dessert if you want too). The meals are always surprisingly great coming from your fellow students.
What to do for fun
THE BEACH!

You don't have to wait for the summer when it is crowded, busses at the Bay Minnette capus take students and the other 2 campuses are so close why not go after class. There is mini golf, so many mini golf options, ice cream, and an outlet mall in Foley that is cheaper than going to Pensacola or Mobile malls.
Bang for the buck
In-state tuition is amazing, especially when you can get your hands on scholarships and grants. You would think with the price being reasonable you wouldn't have great instructors but at FSCC I have found them to expect highly of us and give us a great amount of knowledge.
Great for these types of students
The one's who just got out of high school and need to be careful with their money and the one's who are wanting to go back to school for higher education and do not have a lot of income to spend. You see both of these students on each campus.
Clubs and Activities
They have a lot of different clubs and what not's but most of them are at the Bay Minnette campus. If you like staying busy or having something to put on your resume they have a lot of options.
Greek Life
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Beta Lambda
Campus Safety
Every Campus I have been on at Faulkner I have seen a campus cop at some point, they will always be available.
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