Dalton State College
Dalton, GA, USA

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Dalton State College
3.35 Average Rating

Andrew from Epworth, GA

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
At first all the paperwork was very confusing when dealing with the office. However, after that the classes were amazing and the teachers were awesome. I recommend this college to anyone who is looking for a small town feel with small, personable class sizes
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you are one step ahead of the admissions and financial aid offices, and always keep a copy of your papers, whether you think they important or not.
Academic Rigor
The classes are rather difficult, but the teachers will do anything to help you out. Well, besides give you the answers to test questions. They really care about your future.
Dorm Life
I did not live in a dorm, but I heard they were not too bad.
Food and Dining
I did not partake in their meal plan since I was a commuter, but the dining hall seemed nice as I passed by.
What to do for fun
There are tons of things to do around Dalton, but I did not go to that campus, I attended the Gilmer Campus, and the same goes for there. The only thing that makes it fun though, is if you get out there and make it.
Bang for the buck
For the money you spend, the education at Dalton State is worth it.
Great for these types of students
Small town, easy going people fit in well here. Not to say that city people won't fit in, there are just a lot of students from small towns attending Dalton State College.
Clubs and Activities
I did not get to partake in any clubs or activities, but my friend was the president of Skills USA, and she had a blast.
Campus Safety
Seeing as most the people were from small town America, everything was pretty quiet and the campus police added the extra security needed.
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Melanie from Calhoun, GA

a current student here
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In three sentences
DSC is a small yet growing college. It's a fun file activity college with great staff and teachers. If I had to give Dalton a rate from 0-10, I would give them an 8.
Tips for prospective students
Make friends with the student advisory council!
Academic Rigor
Depending on what classes and teachers you take, difficulty will go up or down.
Dorm Life
There are no dorms, but apartments you can rent instead!
Food and Dining
The food is great!! Period!
What to do for fun
The campus is always holding events to get students involved, and you can find them on the stall wall in the bathrooms! When you go to do your business, there are calendars on the back of the doors that tell you all of the upcoming events!
Bang for the buck
Dalton's tuition is very low. It is known for its high ranked professors but still being a low tuition school. There is plenty bang for the buck!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There really aren't any unusual traditions. Well, we had a trick or treat night the night before Halloween last year for parents to bring their kiddos to get candy and play games!
Great for these types of students
Students who want regular sized classes (about 30 people), relatively small. It's nice to be able to go straight up to a professor after class and ask him whatever you need to know!
Clubs and Activities
There are a ton of clubs you can enter into! And deadlines and everything are also on the stall wall! And as for the activities, I've already described them!
Greek Life
There are few Greek chapters at are school.
Campus Safety
THERE ARE CAMPUS POLICE EVERYWHERE! :)
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Halie from Tunnel Hill, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Dalton State College is a financially affordable college with great majors to choose from. This college is growing into a two-year school to a four-year school with more and more degrees to choose from. I would give Dalton State an 8 out of 10.
Tips for prospective students
My tip for prospective students is to use the resources on campus as much as you can. The staff here will help you any time you need help, which gives you no reason to make a great grade in your courses. Every teacher here wants to help you succeed, which is what has made my experience here a valuable one.
Academic Rigor
Many people I talked to in High School about what college to attend said negative things about Dalton State, which made me think twice about coming here. This is a very tough school and teachers do not just hand out grades. The programs here are very tough and get you well prepared for your future career. You must make good grades and achieve high scores on entrance exams to be accepted into Dalton States programs. They only want top students who they know will study hard and succeed in the program to achieve a rewarding career. If you are looking for a college to breeze through, Dalton State is not the place for you.
Dorm Life
Dalton State recently opened up dorms for their students. The dorms here on campus are old apartment complexes, which I have heard are actually very nice. There are not many, so you must register for a room early. With more and more athletics and out of town students coming to college here, more dorms will be coming to campus within the next two years.
Food and Dining
The food here at Dalton State is very good. The cafeteria is called the Roadrunner Cafe. We get our food from the Oakwood Cafe, which is an excellent restaurant in downtown Dalton. The prices are also reasonable, which is good for a broke college student! We do not have seats in the cafeteria to eat, but many students sit outside at the tables when the weather is nice, or sit inside in the pope student center, where the cafeteria is located. There are tables to sit at and even couches.
What to do for fun
Although the city of Dalton does not have many fun things to do, there are always activities to be involved in at Dalton State. During the summer, we take trips to the Ocoee River to go river rafting. We also take trips to Ruby Falls and Rock City in Chattanooga, Tn. There are always fun trips going on and you can go for a very cheap price! My favorite thing to be apart of are the FREE yoga classes on campus. We are offered many free workout sessions which are always a fun way to meet new people and become involved.
Bang for the buck
Dalton State College is known for being one of the cheapest colleges in the country. You are offered financial aid which makes it even more affordable. I feel like I am getting the best bank for the buck. I am involved in a great school that is getting me well prepared for my career for a very cheap price! What more can a broke college student ask for?
Clubs and Activities
Dalton State has recently started a couple of sororities, which many people have become interested in. Each program of study here has there own club, which is a great way to meet new people in the field you are studying.
Campus Safety
Everywhere you go on campus are cops patrolling, which makes me feel safe. Safety has always been a big concern for me from all the recent school shootings. Its nice to know we are being so well watched over by the campus safety.
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Veronica from Fayetteville, GA

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Dalton State College is affordable. You will be mentally challenged. The professors are brilliant.
Tips for prospective students
Minorities do not get accepted into the Radiology programs.
Dorm Life
They didn't have dorms when I went.
Food and Dining
Out of the cafeteria and down the street are a variety of American and Mexican restaurants.
What to do for fun
You can go see what the student center is offering. Off campus there are the usual skating rings, shopping plazas, bowling alleys, rafting, and pools.
Bang for the buck
The library was amazing when I was there!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are hiking trails around campus.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants live up in the mountains.
Clubs and Activities
They have a lot of things going on.
Greek Life
I can't recall any.
Campus Safety
You're pretty safe, but still be cautious.
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Anomynous

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A place away from my hometown.
A well kept campus with great community support.
Where you could meet people from other places than your hometown.
Tips for prospective students
This college is small but it is what you make of it.
Academic Rigor
The classes are challenging so don't come here thinking you'll smooth on by without a little bit of a challenge.
Dorm Life
The apartments right now are in need of updating I think but still a nice place to be.
Food and Dining
The food in the cafe is delicious! A little pricy but you get what you pay for.
What to do for fun
CAB and Residence Life always have something going on and if not you could always just go to the gym, hit the library for a good read, or just enjoy the weather around the fire pit with some friends.
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Meaghan from Cohutta, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Dalton State is a nice hometown college. If you don't want to go far from home I would definitely recommend it. The teaching staff is phenomenal.
Tips for prospective students
If you think this school will be easy because of its relaxed surroundings, you would be wrong. To pass any class here studying is a necessity!
What to do for fun
There is a strip named Walnut avenue and that is about all the fun that is near by. There are restaurants, movie theaters, and bowling alleys. However most people from this area drive the thirty minute drive up to Chattanooga Tennessee to have fun!
Great for these types of students
Dalton State is great for home bodies! Also people who love beautiful mountain scenery will enjoy the location of the school.
Greek Life
Greek life at this time is minimal. A sorority and Fraternity just started in the fall of 2013.
Campus Safety
The campus safety officers are located in the middle of campus, There are emergency buttons all around campus to push if needed.
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Michelle from Dalton, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The teachers are great and actually do one on one unlike other colleges I heard. My teachers always make jokes and know how to teach difficult things. Overall the staff and students are amazing.
Academic Rigor
The education is amazing. The staff will make time for their student for one on one. If you are having trouble with any studies they also have tutoring and if it's an essay the staff make time to help you out. The staff is also well organize, but one thing I love about attending this school is how different each staff and student are. Even if we forget their names just describe how they are and we know which one you are talking about.
Dorm Life
I don't live in a dorm but I have a friend that lives in one and she loves it. I know they offer event for those who live in dorms to feel more welcome which I think is awesome!
Food and Dining
Food varies for all types of people. They offer healthy foods for those who like to watch what they eat which is great. They also offer good food that isn't horrible like typical school lunches. They even have snacks like fruit bowls which I love! Coffee is also delicious. I love the food.
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