Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Community College of Allegheny County
2.70 Average Rating

Alana from Gibsonia, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
the learning environment for ccac is outstanding. The class ratio to the teacher is compared to the class ratio of teacher to students in learning in high school.
Am enjoying being here
even though its not the dorm life, since most students who go to community college commute, they get a better education and if you don't enjoy being there, you can always transfer.
Bang for the buck
Community colleges are much more less expensive than going to a public school. if you don't know what you want to major in, I would advise you to apply for a community college, to start taking general classes first, so you get a feel of what you might want to do. After that you can transfer to the college of your preferred choice
Tips for prospective students
* get involved
* if you go through a financial issue in the year apply for financial aid
* make friends
Great for these types of students
*Student who don't exactly know their major
* students who have struggled in high school(supportive services staff is excellent)
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Nicole from Allison Park, PA

a past student here
4 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
I attended CCAC after a year at an expensive private 4-year college. If it was an option I would still be at CCAC. The Community College stereotype is one that needs to be re-written. The classes at CCAC were the exact same quality as anywhere else. The classes had challenge, the teachers cared, and I left feeling enriched. I took classes over the entire spectrum and I was happy with every one. I ended with all of my expectations fulfilled. I would suggest Community College to anyone and everyone.
Did enjoy being here
I attended the North Campus of CCAC for my classes and I loved it. The building is clean and open, the atmosphere was great for studying. They had a 2-story library with study carols in the second floor and computers on the first. There was a separate computer lab with free printing. The rooms are easy to find. Students also get discounts off of tickets for activities all around Pittsburgh including (but not limited to) Pirates Games, Phipps Conservatory, and the Zoo. I would usually stay on campus hours after my classes had ended either studying or just relaxing. Also, registering for classes was completely hassle-free. I loved CCAC overall.
Bang for the buck
I had a part-time job while I was at CCAC and one paycheck payed for one class. There is absolutely no financial stress and the education is just as good as a 4-year institution. I can even say it was better because the stress level was so low that I could concentrate on academics better and my grades sky-rocketed.
Tips for prospective students
Spend your first 1-2 years at CCAC, you won't regret it. Your wallets and future will thank you. Do some research into the classes you would be taking at other institutions, do well in them and the credits will almost always transfer. You will save thousands of dollars at least in just one year.
Great for these types of students
Any kind of student.
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Stephanie from Pittsburgh, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers here are all different yet all the same in the fact that they all want you to acquire knowledge and to succeed in life. I am definitely learning a lot and will continue too.
Am enjoying being here
Not only does schooling give me something to do instead of sleeping in till 2 in the afternoon everyday but it's helping me to achieve my goal. Very enjoyable !
Bang for the buck
This is the reason that I attend a community college. Instead of paying 30,000 a year in a university and attending the same classes I am now I pay 80% less. Definitely a bang for the buck !
Tips for prospective students
A great college to get on the fast track to the career you are seeking for. It's cheaper and quicker and just the best way to go !
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Matthew from Pittsburgh, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
the community college of allegheny county is a great school with teachers who are passionate about their fields and seeing their students succeed. it offers great value with affordable classes and a school-wide commitment to helping keep textbook prices low. the campus is convenient and all the faculty and staff are friendly and genuinely interested in helping students with their studies.
Tips for prospective students
visit the counseling and student services offices and get enrolled as soon as possible. don't put off your education any longer.
Academic Rigor
the classes are interesting and challenging and prepare students for the workforce or for transfer to a 4-year college or university.
Food and Dining
food is available at the cafeteria with a wide selection of options at reasonable prices to satisfy every hungry student.
What to do for fun
there are a wide variety of clubs and organizations which provide opportunities for students to get involved, make friends, and have fun.
Bang for the buck
for the price per credit there is no better place to start your college education or get a degree to advance your career.
Great for these types of students
for anyone looking to get started at or get back in school.
Campus Safety
great security staff is present even after the latest night classes.
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