Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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Del Mar College
3.17 Average Rating

Kels from Robstown, TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
It is probably one of the hardest community colleges out there, but it is a good college.
Am enjoying being here
It is close by to where I live and it is pretty centrally located ( close to the malls!)
Bang for the buck
It is probably 3 times cheaper than other colleges.
Tips for prospective students
The main thing is to study. Always go to class. I try very hard not to miss. Take notes!
Great for these types of students
If you want to do something that can be done in two years it is great, but it is also good as a stepping stone to a four year. It is great to get you into the routine of college.
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Rachel from Corpus Christi, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
As the largest institution of higher education in South Texas for over 75 years, Del Mar College offers a unique blend of academic programs to meet a broad range of career goals and educational aspirations.
Tips for prospective students
Whether you are coming right out of high school, transferring in or returning to Del Mar you will find enthusiastic staff to help you with the application process or learn more about Del Mar's award winning programs.
Academic Rigor
Along the way you will also be nurtured and challenged by faculty who bring a wealth of academic and professional expertise to the classroom.
Bang for the buck
Whether you are interest in an Associates degree or a certificate of specialization in a subject, Del Mar College is the place for you. With over 100 certificates and degrees available, you aÂ?re sure to find an area of study to meet your interests. The first step in reaching your dream is to apply for admission. Del Mar offers a very affordable rate for college students, and also offers a wide range of options for financial aid, loans, grants, employment and work study.
Great for these types of students
All types of students are welcome to join and become a part of Del Mar College.
Clubs and Activities
Honorary clubs Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, East Campus (S.G.A.), K-Club (Kinesiology), Biology and Health Science Club, Occupational Therapy are just a few clubs i have joined, but there are over 100 different types of clubs and weekly activities to become a part of.
Greek Life
Del Mar offers both Departmental GREEK affiliated clubs such as Alpha Beta Gamma, Phi Mu Alpha, and Phi Sigma, as well as Honory GREEK affiliated one such as Phi Theta Kappa that offers students the choice to join a international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs (this GREEK honor society also includes Associates degree-granting programs offered by four-year colleges) and Alpha Beta Gamma-Alpha Psi which recognizes and promotes academic excellence among junior and community college students enrolled in business curriculum.

Campus Safety
Del mar is a very safe campus and always available assistance from Campus Security. Officers are available 24 hours a day, every day of the week!
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Sarah from Corpus Christi, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
There are very small class sizes. Great for starting off your college life. Very friendly professors!
Tips for prospective students
Ask your older friends that attend or have attended Del Mar College about their perspective. Books are expensive, so don't be afraid to ask around to find books at a much lower price! Take advantage of all the resources available! There is FREE peer tutoring available as well as a computer lab and seminars on how to succeed in all of your classes. You can also check out calculators and laptops for FREE! Make sure to get there early because the laptops go fast and you may be put on a waiting list!
Academic Rigor
The academics at Del Mar College are rigorous because the professors understand that you are most likely going to continue your education after your two or more years at Del Mar. They teach at the same levels as major universities such as A&M , UT, and Baylor so that you will be prepared and you won't be completely overwhelmed by the course load.
Dorm Life
There aren't any dorms at Del Mar College meaning that you either live at home or with your friends and that's pretty great! I have heard rumors of dorms but I also heard that they look look they've been pulled out of a horror movie.
Food and Dining
I've only eaten a few times in the Harvin Center and that was a while ago. It's the only building on campus with food, so it's usually very busy. The food quality is okay, but there are better spots a few minutes from campus!
What to do for fun
Join a club and make friends!
Bang for the buck
College is expensive! It's not much of a secret. Del Mar is a less expensive option that will save you a lot of money in the long run! The cost for hours is about a third of what you would pay elsewhere! It's $91 a credit hour and the professors teach at the same level as top schools!
Great for these types of students
The classes are small, so I've found that people usually don't talk in class. Don't be afraid to speak up in class; the professors are every nice and will answer any questions you have no matter how stupid you feel when your asking them!
Clubs and Activities
There are fliers posted around campus for just about everything. Students get full use of all of the gymnasium building, track, tennis, and badminton courts! There's
Greek Life
There's one sorority/fraternity that I know of on campus and it's for music majors.
Campus Safety
The campus is relatively small and so not much happens. There are always campus patrol cars driving around and emergency stations in key places that are very useful!
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Joyce from Corpus Christi, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a good college, the teachers are considerate and easy to work with, although they try to be very thorough they care and help, and the college works well with it's students, I have been Blessed to been able to go.
Tips for prospective students
As long as you know what you want, and just make sure you keep communicating, you'll do fine, always check all your registration and financial up to date and again correspondence is very important, they are great at helping you to find every thing you need.
Academic Rigor
Above the 5 star rating gold all the way
Food and Dining
the food is phenomenal, i love it
What to do for fun
they offer a lot i know, a gym and work out, and movies and shows and concerts, and other stuff that I can't remember everything, but it is great
Bang for the buck
much more cheaper than a university
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I'm not yet familiar with that yet
Great for these types of students
it is a great institution for all, young and old yhey work hard to educate and to make you feel at home and welcome.
Clubs and Activities
from what i have heard about they are great.
Campus Safety
is excellent
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Kayla from Corpus Christi, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Delmar is a wonderful school! Everyone is friendly and the campus is close to great places to eat. The campus is beautiful and full of diversity.
Tips for prospective students
Apply for financial aid within a good amount of time otherwise you'll be waiting for awhile.
Academic Rigor
Classes are challenging but your teachers are willing to help you get through it. You have to want to be there in order to do well in your classes.
Dorm Life
They unfortunately don't have any dorms.
Food and Dining
Cafeteria food is affordable and delicious!
What to do for fun
There are always intramural sports going on!
Bang for the buck
Delmar is the most affordable schooling in all of corpus. It is well worth it.
Great for these types of students
Delmar is great for people who work or have families. Professors are very understanding of your situations.
Campus Safety
There are always campus security around, I know I feel safe.
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Joshua from Corpus Christi, TX

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
the paramedic program is top notch. and the nursing program for rn's is ranked top 5 in the u.s.
Am enjoying being here
great enviornment
Bang for the buck
much cheaper and faster than a university
Great for these types of students
health care
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Karista from Corpus Christi, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Del Mar is one of the best community colleges in the country. Most of the teachers will teach you every detail that you need to know; I've been going since summer 2010 and I've learned more than most people learn in their 4 years of college.
Am enjoying being here
One word...awesome
Bang for the buck
Del Mar is about 20-80% cheaper than a university and definitely is worth it.
Tips for prospective students
This is college, absolutely nothing like high school. If you don't want to be there don't bother wasting your time. It's not easy, but definitely worth it in the long run.
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