Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL, USA

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Daytona State College
3.01 Average Rating

Nikki from New Smyrna Beach, FL

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
While attending Daytona state college I learned how to manage an adult life while pursing my AA. The professors here not only helped me stay on track but teach me valuable life lessons. In the end I would rate Daytona State College a 9.5!
Tips for prospective students
At Daytona state college you will receive excellent professors along with great resources in the academic center. The leaders here help you clarify any concepts you didn't quite understand during lecture. Everyone is always pleased to help you!
Academic Rigor
When it comes to the classes that tend to be more difficult Daytona state offers a program called SI. These are extra study sessions by a past student who has excelled in this course. These sessions will be the most helpful tool outside of class you can find.
Dorm Life
At this specific campus most don't live in dorms but do live near school. In most apartment complex's you will find students and feel as if you where in a dorm.
Food and Dining
On campus we had various choices to pick a snack or meal. The prices were fair and the food was fresh. The dining area was always a good place to have a study session as well!
What to do for fun
There was always events on campus such as basketball games, baseball games, cancer awareness day and free ice cream day! Although these events were about fun they also set up booths for health care and education to better ourselves.
Bang for the buck
For most students college can be a scary thought but here at Daytona state college all faculty are willing to help you in any way needed.
Great for these types of students
If you are a freshmen in college Daytona state is a great starting place because the campus is a nice size and smaller class sizes. All these elements will help you have a successful start in college!
Campus Safety
While on campus you will always see security around and willing to assist you when needed.
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Yvette from Corpus Christi, TX

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
I went to Daytona State College when I was still in high school. I was a Dual Enrollment student and I have to say for anyone debating do Dual Enrollment, do it here at Daytona State. The adviser was wonderful and helped answer any questions and all the professors were there to lend you a hand. Here you didn't feel lost in the crowd of students and you were really able to ask questions and get help from your professors one on one.
Did enjoy being here
I enjoyed Daytona State. I took classes on the Debary campus, it was a smaller campus, it made walking around and exploring the campus easy. You didn't get lost in the herd of students, the scenery was nice, and the faculty were pretty helpful.
Bang for the buck
Dual Enrollment was 100% free since I was a high school student getting college credits. It was wonderful getting a higher education due to being a academically smart and sound student.
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Elizabeth

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
My experience with Daytona State has been very pleasant and educational. There's all different kinds of people there in every walk of life, united in their goal to make themselves better. The atmosphere is friendly, and the professors, tutors, and students are all ready and willing to help me out.
Tips for prospective students
Start with some of the easier classes like English 101 or Intermediate Math, if this is your first experience with college. There's a student help center where you can get free help with your homework, and a writing center to get a second opinion on your paper. With all the help around, all you need to do is ask.
Academic Rigor
So far, I think the most difficult classes I've been in were Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, as well as College Algebra. The professors were extremely helpful; they made sure that any questions you had were answered and explained everything in the best way possible. I love the caring approach that the professors take towards their students.
Dorm Life
At DSC, there is no housing available, since it's a community college. Around the Palm Coast campus, however, there are condos available that out-of-state students could use. Personally, I just stay with my parents. It's closeness to home is one of the reasons I chose DSC.
Food and Dining
Though they don't have a cafeteria on the Palm Coast campus yet (they're building one now as of this writing), there are excellent places to eat around town. Thai-by-Thai has authentic Thai food, numerous ethnic grocers, and a hand-full of fast food places.
What to do for fun
- Shopping at Kohl's or Beall's for super deals
- Going to Flagler Beach which is only fifteen minutes away
- Thrift shopping around town
- Curling up with a delicious book at Flagler County Public Library
Clubs and Activities
History Club, Psychology Club, Pheta Kappa Club, Annual Poetry Slams... Lots of cool stuff. :)
Campus Safety
If you have late night classes and you're waiting for a ride, the campus staff won't leave until you're ride gets there.
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Donna from Deltona, FL

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I can't believe how easy it's been to go back to school. Daytona State (currently at the Deltona Campus) has practically held my hand, and walked me through enrollment.
Am enjoying being here
I just completed my first semester, and can't wait to see what the teachers come up with next.
Bang for the buck
I think Daytona State is right along with other state colleges.
Tips for prospective students
Just make the decision to go to school, and go enroll. The process with carry you the rest of the way.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for anybody, and everybody. It has a special class, Fresh Start, for displaced home makers, that I encourage as a great place to start. They will help you figure out what you want to be when you grow up, and support you every step of the way.
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nisha from South Daytona, FL

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I learn a lot at this school, the teachers are very patient with the student, they explain the work step by step.
Am enjoying being here
I love being here its a calm and quite campus. you can get your work done, with having any interruptions.
Bang for the buck
Yes, worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great for these types of students
Its a great school for students who want to go far in their career, and for people who enjoy a calm setting.
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Jennifer from Holly Hill, FL

researching this school
5 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
From the experiences that I have had, this school is one school i can count on to learn the best. The professors are there to help you if you need help. They will help you on anything.
Will enjoy being here
I will enjoy been there because it is a very busy moving place. There is not one moment i will not feel like I do not belong.
Bang for the buck
I will use every bit of money I can wisely. Even though some of there things are expensive, I will do my best to get what I need for my classes.
Tips for prospective students
When you are there just be you. Do not pretend to be someone else to get in because they like when you are you.
Great for these types of students
They want someone that is there to learn not there to fool around and waste money.
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Tiffany from Holly Hill, FL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers are extremely well qualified in their area of expertise. If there is a chance that you are not comprehending the curriculum, there are tutors located in several areas around campus. They are really helpful, and most of the teachers are lenient and willing to help you if it is needed.
Am enjoying being here
I love attending Daytona State College. The teachers are incredible, and I am really learning a lot.
The atmosphere is amazing as well. You truly feel like you are a college student!
Bang for the buck
Daytona State College (DSC) was more recently made into a state college, as it was known as Daytona Beach Community College prior to DSC. You get the same education, and the same degree from this school as you would from any other, and you pay a lot less!
Tips for prospective students
I highly recommend students use rate my professor. I've used it to help decide on which professors to take for the past two semesters, and each has top reviews. It can be important to a student to choose a professor who has similar teaching styles that fit with one's personal learning style.
Great for these types of students
This college is wonderful for a variety of students. Dual enrollment is a really good option for high school students. Usually one would begin dual enrollment in their Sophmore year of high school. If you pass the courses, they count as college credits and it's paid for! By the time you graduate from high school, you could have your A.A or A.S. degree!

For students who plan on transferring after completing their Associates' degree, it can help not only save money, but it provides an easier transition from the high school life, to college life; you are still local, but attending college regularly.

For those who just want to save a bit of money, and wish to get their 4-year degree in their field of choice, DSC is a fantastic place. The cost of tuition and other fees is easier on your wallet than regular state universities, or private schools, and you get the same education!
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Sylvia from Daytona Beach, FL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Honestly, a lot of this is stuff I learned in high school. But there's a lot of expansion and classes you can take that are specific to one area of study. Those are the classes I learn the most in.
Am enjoying being here
I love this school. The teacher's I've had up to now are good at what they do and really want to help their students learn. Fellow students are kind and the clubs and athletics they have here are really great!
Bang for the buck
For me, this is a yes. I'm learning all that I need to fairly cheaply. It's worth the cost.
Tips for prospective students
Make a GOOD schedule. Keep the classes you want compacted because, honestly, going back and forth from the campus to home is annoying and there's really not much to do on campus most days.
Great for these types of students
Ones who enjoy fairly simple courses, those who want to learn, those who are willing to work, and those who enjoy a calm, quiet campus
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Jessica from Deltona, FL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Writing about Daytona State College is more difficult than I had first anticipated when I sat down to write this short essay. There are so many great things about this school that cramming every single detail into a certain length just seems too difficult!
From the variety of campuses to choose from, to the small class sizes and variety of understanding professors available, Daytona State definitely helped me to put myself on the right track in life. Even while I took online courses, I felt as though I had a one-on-one experience with my professor(s). There was truly never a dull moment in my life while enrolled in this college.
When I had first enrolled in Daytona State in 2009, I felt a bit confused as to what major I should go into and what field of study I should focus on. The academic advisors as well as even my disability advisor and counselor helped me a lot with this. Eventually I settled into education and began volunteering and interning at Daytona Lakes Elementary. This was a very memorable experience and also one that helped me in my future as a teacher.
To conclude my essay, Daytona State offers a variety of benefits and programs for those who seek it out. The staff and employees that work there are only interested in getting you to where you have to be in order to better yourself and your future. They try their hardest to help you if you need it, and if they see that you are struggling, they will gladly give a helping hand. Though I have written my best about this college and all it has to offer, this is certain – one must get a inside look of the campus for him or herself in order to full experience and believe anything I have said!
Am enjoying being here
From the friendly faculty and staff, to the nice students, it's so easy to feel welcome at Daytona State College. Whether you are a shy and withdrawn student or an outgoing one, you'll find that making a friend here is easy!
Bang for the buck
The financial costs of attending classes here at Daytona State College are very inexpensive. This is one of top reasons I enjoy this school so much. It put myself and my family at great ease knowing that I'm paying so little as compared to other schools (such as a private college or university).
Tips for prospective students
My best advice would be to visit Daytona State! In order to see just how cool and friendly this school is, you must be willing to see it for yourself.
Great for these types of students
Daytona State College is honestly best for any kind of student looking to further their education. Whether young or old, fresh out of high school or looking to re-apply and further their education - there is an equal opportunity for everyone to advance.
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Jordan from Deland, FL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Definitely getting a great education.
Am enjoying being here
I take classes online and all of my online teachers have been great and extremely helpful both online and in person during office hours.
Bang for the buck
The cost of school is not bad compared to other schools, and I feel like I am getting the education I deserve.
Tips for prospective students
If you know people who have taken a class you need to take, talk to them about the teachers they had. This is the best way to find a teacher that works for you.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students of all kinds!
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