College of the Redwoods
Eureka, CA, USA

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College of the Redwoods
2.90 Average Rating

Josie from Alderpoint, CA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
College of the Redwoods is on the smaller side; there are not a large amount of students. This makes learning very easy because the professors have a smaller population to teach and try to help. Most of the courses are very easy to follow and to learn. And when you do need help the professors are very accessible, they give you their email, phone, and office hours; Because there aren't a large population of students just walking up and asking for help is very easy.
Am enjoying being here
It is very relaxing and laid back. There are several picnic places to sit or lay around with friends or just yourself. Everyone is usually really pleasant to be around.
Bang for the buck
College of the Redwoods is actually pretty inexpensive. And you are always reminded to apply for fee waivers and financial aid. The books are mostly what can make a bit of a dent in your wallet. However, you can always order books online for cheaper.
Tips for prospective students
Just stay focused and manage your time wisely as you would have to do at any other college.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for any type of student, expect maybe those who like a busier place with more people.
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Reaia from Arcata, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
College of the Redwoods is a great community college to attend if you are interested in small class sizes and an intimate learning environment. The teachers here love to help and will always write a wonderful letter of recommendation! I have recently graduated, but I plan on coming back to visit my teachers in the future!
Tips for prospective students
Don't slack off your first semesters because it will be hard to bring your gpa up in the future! The first thing you should do is make a student education plan (SEP) with your academic advisor because that will give you a structure to follow so you can graduate on time! Always utilize your teachers office hours because it will pay off in the end!
Academic Rigor
Depending on the classes you are taking it can get tough! Chemistry was my least favorite subject, but the learning center offered so much help with different tutors of all subjects that I was able to pass the class!
Dorm Life
The dorm life was fun and the dorms were actually more spacious than some of the dorms at the university! If you live in the dorms you will make many on campus friends, and if you choose to become a Resident Advisor you will be able to stay in the dorms for free!
Food and Dining
The food is pretty good, however, the cafeteria is small. Prices are reasonable, but it is still a school cafeteria so the prices are higher than a regular store. They offer a variety of vegetarian food.
What to do for fun
Since this school is located in a remote area things that people choose to do for fun are hiking and hanging out with friends. Going out to explore the town is always fun too because there are so many little neighborhoods.
Bang for the buck
It is a cheaper junior college to attend due to the remote location. Rent in the city of Eureka is very reasonable and you don't need a car to drive everywhere because the bus is fairly decent.
Great for these types of students
Nature loving, laid back, zen, people who just want to get away from it all would love this school. If you are a city person (like me) it can be hard to adjust to such an unfamiliar environment.
Clubs and Activities
Student government is an awesome organization on campus to get involved with! I was apart of the student government for 1.5 years and I loved everything about it. There are also many other clubs on campus, and if you can't find a club that you like at CR than Humboldt State University (HSU) has clubs you can join on their campus as well!
Greek Life
None at CR, but HSU does have a variety of Greek life!
Campus Safety
Sometimes there are mountain lion sightings on campus at night. There are random deer that wander across the campus in the day, but other than that safety on campus is not a worry to most.
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Matthew from Mckinleyville, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Many of the professors are very helpful and knowledgeable.
Am enjoying being here
Beautiful campus.
Bang for the buck
Fairly inexpensive and offers a B.O.G. waiver which waves all tuition. Also, a program called E.O.P.S. provides book vouchers for those who qualify.
Tips for prospective students
Check teachers on ratemyprofessor.com. Although I said that there are good teachers, there are still a couple that do not completely have everything together yet and make it rather difficult at times.
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Kayla from Whitethorn, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
College Of The Redwoods is a very nice campus: it borders the woods and has several beautiful ponds where ducks and other birds often reside. The teachers are very nice and friendly, as well as easy to get along with. The classes are nice, not exactly hard, but fun to be apart of.
Tips for prospective students
If you are coming from out of state, I would recommend the dorms, they will allow you to meet people whom live around the area and those who are from different parts of CA or the US. I would also recommend bringing cold weather clothes because the campus is close to the ocean and can get quite cold.
Academic Rigor
The classes can be a bit taxing during finals, but as long as you stay focused during the semester, it shouldn't be too hard. Some classes are harder than others, but most are fairly easy, while also packing in a lot of information. You learn a lot but don't have to work extremely hard to do so.
Dorm Life
The dorms are very fun. You get a roommate and share a bathroom with the room next door(your quad-mates). You meet lots of new people and become friends with people from all over California and even other states and possibly other countries. With the dorms your food is paid for, so no worrying about where to get money for food.
Food and Dining
There is a cafeteria on campus that is open from 8am-7pm during the week and 10am-6pm on the weekends. You can get freshly cooked breakfast(Bacon, eggs, pancakes, french toast, etc.) until 11am, and lunch(Burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, pizza, etc.) until 2:30pm, and then during the week, they have lunch and dinner entrées until closing, as well as burritos and deli sandwiches until closing too.
The cafeteria also has items that you can buy for your dorm room(Toilet paper, paper towels, can openers, etc), as well as convenience store type foods(candy, chips, frozen food to heat up in your room, gum, etc.)
Also, If you're in the dorms on campus, then you are given a meal card(It's actually just your Student ID, but it doubles as a meal card). About 1/2 of the money you pay for the dorms goes towards your food. You get about $1,400 a semester and it rolls over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester, but not Spring to Fall. You swipe your card like a credit card. The average amount of money you can spend to last you thought the semester is about $12. Though If your card ever runs out of money, then you can put more on it.
However if you aren't staying in the dorms, it's good to know that the cafeteria does NOT take credit or debit cards. They only take cash & meal cards, though there is an ATM just inside the cafeteria where you can pull out money.
What to do for fun
Besides the wild parties that are thrown in every college across the country, the dorms have events ever night of the week. It changes every semester, but the residence advisors usually pick a night and have an activity they choose that anyone can come and join: Board game night, movie night, study night, poetry night, video game night, etc. It allows you to have fun and get to know other dorm residents.
Bang for the buck
The Dorms are around $7,000 for a full year(Fall & Spring semesters), & averaged out, it's about $12 a day. However, close to half of that is for food. Each semester you get about $1,400 on your Student ID(It doubles as a meal card) that you can only use at the cafeteria on campus.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a gun range on campus, so if you're staying in the dorms, then, you will more than likely wake up to the police cadets practicing their fire arms every morning. There is also 2 small ponds on campus that attract the wild life. Dear can often be seen next to the ponds eating the grass.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for those who enjoy outdoors and wildlife, as well as a friendly atmosphere and friendly people.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of sports clubs at this college, as well as a few academic clubs. There is ASCR: Associated Student body of College of the Redwoods.
Campus Safety
There is a campus security that patrols the campus 24/7. There is a security off that one can go to if they need help with something, such as reporting a problem with a person, a crime, or even a lost item.
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Brandon from Crescent City, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
i am currently a student at college of the redwoods in crescent city. i have had some real great teachers. some of the teachers at the college of the redwoods in crescent city make learning easy and enjoyable.
Tips for prospective students
there are not very many classes at the college of the redwoods campus in crescent city, so make sure you sign up early before the classes they do have fill up.
Academic Rigor
some of the teachers at the college of the redwoods crescent city are great!
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