Collin County Community College District
Mckinney, TX, USA

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Collin County Community College District
3.17 Average Rating

Rebecca from Mckinney, TX

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Excellent school!
Am enjoying being here
I am enjoying it here theres great staff in every corner and also great resources
Bang for the buck
It's great if you want to spend as little as $500 for a semester
Tips for prospective students
Just try hard to do more than 100% to get to where you want to be.
Great for these types of students
Awsome for students who want to get ahead of the game and achieve your degree easier and faster
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Student from Plano, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Not only did I learn the criteria that was taught to me, but I also learned to be more responsible and make sure that I got all my work done. Also I think I am ready to go to a 4-year college now since I had a trial-run here and it jump started my college education.
Am enjoying being here
I liked how I wasn't stuck on campus because I still lived at home. I was able to go to my classes and then go to work or home without feeling homesick or trapped in one area. It was nice to just get done with my classes and then be able to leave and do whatever I wanted to do afterwards.
Bang for the buck
I took 6 classes for my first semester and it only cost me about $560. For a first time college student that was a lot easier for me to fork out, than a $20,000 tuition. Also since there are many campuses, you can choose many different professors in different campuses.
Tips for prospective students
It allowed me to switch from high school mode to college without having a complete environment change. I was able to stay at home, work and still go to classes. It was just like going to high school again but with more responsibility on your part for assignments.
Great for these types of students
If you aren't positive on what you want to do in your future, definitely go here because you can get some of your basics done at a cheaper rate. Also for students that want to go to college, but aren't completely ready to live on their own.
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Geovanna from Rowlett, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This school is a great place to get your basic classes and more out of the way before transferring to an University. All of the teachers I have met really try to help you succeed in college. Not only are the teachers great, but it is in a safe central environment where the campus is breath taking!
Tips for prospective students
I would suggest going to see the advisers if you ever need help with finding which classes to take there at Collin. They show you which classes will transfer to your major if applied towards a different University.
Academic Rigor
They challenge and push you to your best, while providing you with the tools to succeed.
Dorm Life
The dorms give you better and faster access to all of the perks that Collin college provides, right at your doorstep!
Food and Dining
The food is great! Its always hot and fresh and made to your specific taste! My favorite thing there would have to be their coffee! I prefer their coffee over Starbucks any day, but if you cant go without Starbucks, well there is one there on CAMPUS!!
What to do for fun
Their electives are all very fun and different! They have acting, vocal lessons, music, archery, tennis, soccer, dance, and almost anything you could think of!! If there is something you've always wanted to learn, Collin has it!
Bang for the buck
So happy I did this to get my basics done first before transferring to a University! I have saved hundreds!!!
Campus Safety
I have never felt safer while visiting in any other campus.
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Stephanie from Plano, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I'm actually learning a lot more than I thought I would here.
Tips for prospective students
It's pretty much like 13th grade, but it is definitely worth the money.
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Alaina from Frisco, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Not what I expected from a community college. The course load is rigorous enough to prepare for a transfer to a larger university, and the professors are very knowledgeable. I am very satisfied with this college.
Tips for prospective students
Work hard, take class seriously, and you will succeed at Collin College. There are countless opportunities and recourses to take advantage of, such as a math and writing lab, large library, as well as very helpful and insightful advisors.
Academic Rigor
Very reasonable work load.
Dorm Life
Well, there aren't any dorms at this school and I live at home so... Not sure what to write here.
Food and Dining
There are a few vending machines around campus, and the Cougar Store is well stocked. Just wish there were more healthy choices.
Bang for the buck
I live in-county, and my tuition for full-time was only around $500 a semester. Extremely well priced.
Great for these types of students
Great for students unsure of what to study before transferring to a larger university where more is at stake.
Campus Safety
The Cougar Police are very friendly, and will even escort you to your car after a night class if for some reason you feel unsafe.
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Alan from Plano, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Collin College is the best and most advanced community college that there is. It will surely prepare you for any serious degree that you want to purse (whether there or anywhere else), but you must be ready to work for it. The faculty, the policies, and the overall environment are very conducive to learning- especially so for self starters.
Tips for prospective students
1 Most of the teachers are very helpful, but there will always be a few (and you're guaranteed to encounter at least one), who are not. In such cases be prepared to go over your material alone, and essentially teach yourself.

2 Reach out for any and all opportunities that are offered at Collin: academic or otherwise. There are so many; from helping you find scholarships (much like Cappex), to transfer fairs, to free food tastings.

3 Study groups are ALWAYS a good idea, especially for major-specific courses

4 When in doubt of an assignment, grading scale, etc... you will always be able to find syllabi online

5 Register for your courses as early as possible and do yourself a favor by using ratemyprofessor.com to find the professor that most matches your learning style
Academic Rigor
Like any college, major-specific courses will be harder than basic core classes but Collin will prepare you for university-level courses. Be proactive, take notes, use ratemyprofessor.com, and take initiative and you'll be successful anywhere- doubly so for Collin.
Dorm Life
The dorms are close enough that you don't have to drive to any part of campus, and they're the size that any 2 to 3 person dorm should be. BUT you'll be extremely close to the city amphitheater, all the good food joints, and anywhere fun in Dallas. Dorms are where you have to make the most of your situation, but at least at Collin you're given a lot to work with.
Food and Dining
The food is actually pretty good and looks appetizing. As someone that visits friends at other schools (sometimes universities) regularly, this is a blessing. If you grow tired of the school food, there's a Starbucks, Chipotle, Taco Bell, Chili's, Red Lobster, you name it!, less than a mile in any given direction.
What to do for fun
The city's amphitheater is one side of campus, there's a rec center across from campus, and anywhere else that's truly exciting is no more than half an hour away. Club hoppers, gym rats, bar flies, concert goers, etc... will never be bored. Don't forget that you're in school, though.
Bang for the buck
I went to Collin for 2 years immediately after high school, got my Associate's of Science, and transferred smoothly to UTD the next fall. If you pay attention to your plan, make sure that you understand what is required and expected of you, and stay vigilant over your GPA, then you will have absolutely no problem pursuing your degree there or elsewhere. The only difference between Collin and UTD is... Collin is significantly cheaper.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There isn't anything too unusual about Collin, but if you don't know what campus events are coming you might find yourself blind sided when you walk into the main building and see a transfer fair or someone dressed as a clown trying to give you a free brownie.
Great for these types of students
If you are responsible, vigilant, proactive, ambitious, and a self-starter, then you will achieve greatly here.
Clubs and Activities
There is a club for what seems like everything. Anime, religious groups, sports teams, food (maybe?), just EVERYTHING. Look around and you're bound to find something worth joining.
Campus Safety
Officers patrol the school and the campus very frequently and have a very speedy response time. The security is pretty beefed up with cameras everywhere, and a police station less than a mile away. It's an exceedingly safe campus.
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steve from Mckinney, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This college has an excellent faculty that genuinely cares for their students. The Honors program helps to unlock the potential of each student that is willing to work hard. The flexibility of scheduling makes it to where anyone can find classes that meets their scheduling guidelines.
Tips for prospective students
Find a study group for each class and utilize the private meeting rooms in the library. Use your professors office hours before you find yourself in academic difficulty. Engage in all of the clubs that this college has to offer to better prepare yourself for a leadership role when you enter the workplace after graduation.
Academic Rigor
There will be many challenges that you endure throughout your college career, so be prepared to study hard, devote 3 hours for every credit hour outside of every class to ensure your goals are reached.
Food and Dining
Vending machines on site, as well as a multitude of restaurant's within an 1/8 of a mile. Walking distance!!!
Bang for the buck
Collin College is the least expensive of all college's in the state of Texas. Enough said!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Student Life provides finals study tips with treats and water bottles for you the week of your final exams for every semester.
Great for these types of students
Working adults, single parents, incoming freshmen that want the college experience without having to leave home.
Clubs and Activities
Phi Theta Kappa, Voice, etc....
Campus Safety
On site police officers in full view each and every day and night the college is open. They will even escort you to your vehicle if called upon to do so.
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Ernesto Plano, Tx

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
the recent change in collin turning into a 4 year university has helped the university and student reach a higher level of education. it has made it possible to become more prepared to transfer into a larger state university such as utd. overall the school is showing improvement in becoming a great stater school.
Tips for prospective students
start in collin its truly a great place to start and raise your gpa to an exceptional level.
Academic Rigor
the teachers in collin are there to challenge you and raise your intelligence by getting you to think not simply giving you the answers. the student to faculty ratio is very reasonable and helpful for most, and the faculty is always there to help.
Bang for the buck
if your looking to get your basics out of the way, this is the perfect place 12 hrs a semester will run you about 842$ this is what i recently paid very reasonable when utd is charging 4 times as much for the same classes.
Campus Safety
patrol cars are constantly driving across the campus ensuring the safety of the students.
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Trang from Carrollton, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Great school! That's the first thing I have to say about my impression. Collin County Community College provides many tools to drive students to succeed. The professors are very helpful and always willing to communicate with the students at all time. My first semester experience was overwhelmed. It is my first year attending college and I had to get used to being in a routine of class work. Therefore, I made a couple mistakes of when and how to turn in some assignments. My English teacher was very sweet, generous and did not hesitate for any questions we had. She took the time to meet up with me for the mistake I have made not turning in work appropriately. I appreciated her kindness to help me achieve the goal. The lessons are short and understandable, always to the point of what was being taught and we enjoyed being in class ninety nine percent. It was such an eye opener coming from high school to college.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. My first classmate in Psychology class was respectful and willing to work with anyone else in the group. We had a group report of 7 pages. Each of us had to complete our parts we agreed on and it went very smooth. I had no problems with anyone I have met so far. I feel very comfortable being at school nights I have my classes. Safety issue is moderate.
Bang for the buck
The college tuition is VERY affordable. Also, the school is very helpful and on speed at everything including admission, financial aid and registration. Classes are very flexible with anyone who either have a full time job such as me or families, even someone who is active in an academic program.
Tips for prospective students
I'm very happy as a current student. My classes are enjoyable and easy to comprehend. Home works are moderate and the professors always make sure to remind their students not to forget. The school always make you feel very welcomed and classmates are nice. Great choice!
Great for these types of students
GED students or anyone who did not get a chance to graduate high school. Also Collin County offer many programs to complete without getting your Associate or Bachelor, also directly partnership with UTD or UNT if any student wants to transfer to a university after 2 years.
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Natalie from Wylie, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I attend courses at Collin College. I study at the Spring Creek campus and have just completed my first semester. The teachers are wonderful and each one makes sure that you understand the material. Everyone there is super-friendly and always open to questions.
Am enjoying being here
Collin College has a nice campus. There are many activities that go on such as a hot air balloon festival and ethnic diversity celebrations. It is easy to get around campus and, because it is all in one building, there are no long walks (or runs) needed to arrive at your next class.
Bang for the buck
This college was the cheapest one out there. I am paying off my loan while I am in school and, because the college is so affordable, it is relatively easy.
Tips for prospective students
Go a week in advance to check out where your classes are. This really helped me! Also, if you have questions don't be afraid to email your teachers using the cougarweb system they have set up. I recently had a question about my books for next semester, so I emailed the teacher. I soon found out that one of the $50 books listed as required really wasn't used in the class. Yay for saving money!
Great for these types of students
This college has such a cultural diverse population. It also cheap and there are many locations. I honestly believe that anyone would be able to come to classes here no matter what their race or financial situation.
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