Community College of Denver
Denver, CO, USA

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Community College of Denver
3.33 Average Rating

Deanna from ARVADA, CO

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
I have learned allot I'm only in my second semester at ccd! I have loved it so far. I am doing online classes and I thought I would not do so well with me teaching myself I feel I have done better in school than when I had a teacher in front of me.
Am enjoying being here
I do enjoy going to the school when I have to to just see all the people. When I see the other people that are my age are going to the school too. People have had rough spots in their lives and they are trying to fix it by going back to school
Bang for the buck
CCD is alot cheaper than all the the online or for profit schools
Tips for prospective students
I would say if your going back to school and haven't gone to school like I have for many years go to ccd! They help you get the ball rolling! The staff is very helpful and explain the things you need to to before and after you start school
Great for these types of students
This school is great for people going back to school who haven't been to school in a while. ccd is for people who aren't fresh out of high school, its more for people who dropped out got their GED and is turning to go further in life
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Ana from Hudson, CO

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
community college of denver is a great school. professors are always there to help at any time. i would recommend any high school student with out any background knowledge to community college of denver.
Tips for prospective students
go with an open mind. ask for help when you need it. also get as much advisor help as you can it helps a great deal! and lastly go to the community college of denver website and look around you will be surprised on how much information you can find.
Academic Rigor
professors will help at anytime when you don't understand the assignment or context.
Dorm Life
they offer housing but i have not tried it out. i still live with my parents.
Food and Dining
there is great food around campus, unfortunately we don't have a cafeteria like big universities.
What to do for fun
get to know as much people, there are many performances on campus like off broadway and other state of the arts performances.
Bang for the buck
i think its a good deal because i seen other students take the same class as i and its not a community college and its expensive for them.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
pretty much everything is celebrated on campus.
Great for these types of students
its great for students that are returning to school and for students that don't know what they would like to study. i also think its great for students that don't have background knowledge of college.
Clubs and Activities
i don't know much but there seems to be a lot of people doing activities on campus.
Campus Safety
there is always a campus police drivng around at night.
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Nicole from Denver, CO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
CCD has an excellent teaching staff who are dedicated to helping students succeed. The school is filled with students of all ages and ethnicity, and this gives the school a real sense of community. There is a large number of classes during the day, evening, and online, so it's easy to go to school with any hectic schedule.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know the staff, and use all of the tools and programs available so it'll be easy to succeed.
Academic Rigor
There are courses for all levels, and if you're excelling in a particular area, some of the staff offer extra work to provide more of a challenge in their class.
Dorm Life
Although I haven't experienced this from CCD, I have heard nothing but good things about it.
Food and Dining
There are several kiosks around campus that offer quick bites. I also love that the vending machines on campus also offer healthy options. The main dining hall in the Tivoli offers many choices for whatever your hungry for.
What to do for fun
The theater on campus is always showing great indie films and documentaries. There's also a hangout room with pool tables and other games. The campus is also a short walk from Denver's major stadiums, so it's easy to go to a Rockies, Broncos, Nuggets or Avalanche game.
Bang for the buck
Great prices, so it's a good inexpensive start before transferring to a four year college.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The campus is filled with historic sites from the first settlers who came here during the Gold Rush.
Great for these types of students
Great for social students and anyone who wants to transfer to Metro or CU since they're on the same campus as CCD.
Clubs and Activities
Everything from Snowboarding, Rock Climbing to Chess clubs. There are activities for every kind of student.
Greek Life
Not much experience here, but they are always recruiting since Metro and CU are all on the same campus.
Campus Safety
Everyone looks out for each other, but aside from that there are emergency phones everywhere on campus.
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Hien from Centennial, CO

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
Community college of Denver is amazing college. They have over 70 majors that is best fits for you. And also the faculty and staff was so amazing.
Dorm Life
Community college of Denver is located at Downtown Denver. it's really close to class and you can hanging out with your friend. Also Campus Village was extremely amazing and approriate. It's was so beautiful and It's make me want to stay there forever
Food and Dining
one word: AMAZING !!!!!. This college is close to Downtown , you can walk with your friend down to 16th street mall and there is tons of resuatrants and places where you can hang out with friends or eat fresh food
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Alicia from Brighton, CO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The teachers are very passionate and helpful. Plenty of academic career choices available and assistance is readily available, such as tutors for academics and career development.
Tips for prospective students
Be self motivated and show enthusiasm. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Be active and seek out knowledge about your school, check with your student life office, go to orientation, talk to people and enjoy your schooling.
Academic Rigor
I started in remedial math, and they started exactly where I needed to start, it was a perfect pace. I took higher 200 levels in science classes and I felt that was an amazing challenge for me.
Dorm Life
The Community College of Denver is not affiliated with or managing any on campus housing. However there are three different college housing places nearby that they can recommend. From the students that have told me about it and from the housing websites, they are all fairly pricey, though nearby to campus.
Food and Dining
The food and dining in the student union building has been recently re-evaluated. Good dining is available now, and in Fall new vendors will be offering even more dining selections. Filtered water fountains are now available around some of the student buildings; essentially it is free bottled water, just provide your own bottle.
What to do for fun
There are many presentations and high profile speakers that come to campus. These are not only educational but fun. Many times free food is offered at events if students inquire.
Bang for the buck
Find out what events are going on on campus. These will lead to further opportunities, anywhere from free lunch to educational and career opportunities.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We are the City Hawks. Occasionally the mascot appears around campus; it is good for school pride, if not a few chuckles. Also, spring fling and fall fest happen during the semesters, giving students the opportunity to sample local vender's food and other offerings. It is a great resource opportunity.
Great for these types of students
Anyone pursuing a 2 year degree will find this college is a great place to start out. Being a college that shares a campus with 2 other colleges, MSCD and UCD, it provides an opportunity for easy transfer to 4 year institutions.
Clubs and Activities
We have many clubs and organizations. We have a sustainable campus organization that is striving hard to improve conditions of our campus and reduce our impact on the environment. We have a very active theater club and the Confucius Institute puts on beautiful cultural shows.
Campus Safety
For those who must walk to their cars alone at night, there is a night rider service. If you call, they will pick you up at whatever building you are in and take you to your car anywhere on campus. Additionally, the campus police respond quickly to calls, they keep you up to date on any disturbances on campus via email or text, and have multiple locations on campus. Lastly, they have emergency call stations set all over campus and parking lots.
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Ruby from Denver, CO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The Community College of Denver is cheaper then other schools, recommend going their before other schools to get your basics done. Its not far from transportation, so its easy to find a way their and back. And downtown, so after school or in between classes you can always find some thing to do.
Tips for prospective students
For future stuents I would tell them to get their paperwork turn in ASAP because i have had trouble with CCD's financial aid office the three years I been their. They could be more organize. If you plan to park at school, you are better of buying a parking permit because parking is ridiculous down town.
Academic Rigor
Other then the trouble I have had with the financial aid, i like my school. Has different ethnicity's and easy to get around. Most of the buildings are close together. Classes have the same amount of students it can fit, no more then that. It always has activities that go on for students to look forward too.
Food and Dining
There is always something to eat. On campus they have fast food, cafeterias, and stores. If you cant find something their, then there is always down town that's a stop away from campus.
What to do for fun
On campus their is always some kind of activity going on that you can go see. Down town is close by, for more entertainment. They also provide a gym to keep healthy, that's fun for me. Or you can hang out with friends in the grass in the campus grass.
Bang for the buck
They have a gym so you don't have to pay for a membership. Only thing i dislike is that its always packed. hate that.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
When I first donated blood, that started a tradition for me and my friend. We been doing it every time the red cross goes down to campus. You can always start your own tradition.
Great for these types of students
Its good for all kinds of students, race does not not matter.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is a call away. They have emergency stops on campus. Their big red tubs that are there in case of an emergency. So you an use that for help. They also send out emails that let you know if something has happened so the students can be aware.
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riska from Aurora, CO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Community College of Denver is where people like me should be. It helped me with furthering my education and instructors are very helpful. I love everything about CCD it just made my life more easier. So I would give it 100%.
Tips for prospective students
Always be on time.
Be prepared.
Turn in your work on time before the deadline.
There is always tutors where they could help you with home
works.
Be respectful to others.
And be a good student so you could inspire those who is around you.
Academic Rigor
CCD have its level where you can take accuplacer tests and see where you at. As for me I started with basics and now I'm taking college level class. It took me about two semester to finish it because I was taking like four classes every semester just to keep it simple.
What to do for fun
Join the club or any organization you could be interested in that will keep you busy and fun to be in an organization, especially if you like to travel.
Campus Safety
There is always security walking around the campus making sure everything is in its place and people are safe. You feel comfortable in the campus. Its very diverse and very safety as far as I know.
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Megan from Arvada, CO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
When attending Community College of Denver you really have to be on top of things yourself. When you select your major, they do not provide you with a list of required courses for that major; you have to search their website for a list of courses that you need to take. However the teachers are awesome and seem to really care about the success of their students.
Tips for prospective students
You'll really succeed here if you are on top of everything. You have to look for a list of required classes and make sure to register for the classes you want soon because classes with prime time slots fill up quick.
Academic Rigor
Teachers try to make work challenging but not difficult.
Dorm Life
I do not currently live in the dorms. I am a commuter.
Food and Dining
I haven't personally eaten on campus but they have a lot to choose from. There are restaurants in the Student Center and little vendors throughout the campus and in the buildings.
What to do for fun
Walk around the Tivoli Student Center! It is a huge 6 story building that used to be a brewery! They have an arcade, a theater, and a billiard room. It's also got a bunch of places to eat. It's a great building!
Bang for the buck
It's community college. It's supposed to be cheaper. And it truly is affordable.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Tivoli Student Center.
Campus Safety
They are usually pretty quick to respond when called, but forget trying to go to their office in the student center. They are NEVER there.
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Thu from DENVER, CO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Choosing Community College of Denver is a great start for those who want to get advanced knowledge but less money. The professors and staff here will make you comfortable with fantastic cares and concerns. This school is an important part for my bright future.
Tips for prospective students
Ask great advisors to get good advice before starting your classes.
Academic Rigor
If you are a serious student, everything will be easy.
Dorm Life
Rooms are in excellent condition. The environment is great.
Food and Dining
There are many restaurants and food courses on campus with variable kinds for you to choose. Generally, they are fantastic.
What to do for fun
We have a gym on campus with many different activities: basket ball, volley ball, soccer, swimming, rock yoga, fitness, ...
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Spencer from Denver, CO

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
By attending CCD, you are exposed to many classes that fit your needs. This school is a great starter school for those who need the one on one help.
Am enjoying being here
You are exposed to many events, from movie promotions, to famous speakers. You are also exposed to a large variety of people.
Bang for the buck
CCD is very affordable for what is offered. You are paying a fraction of the price as the other two schools on the campus, yet you will have most of the exact same faculties available.
Tips for prospective students
Do all your work by the given deadline.
Show up early for a good seat.
Don't sit in the back of the class.
Get to know your teachers early on.
Great for these types of students
Those who need one on one help.
Those who are not sure whether college is right for them.
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