Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, WA, USA

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Edmonds Community College
3.57 Average Rating

Megan from Lynnwood, WA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
edmonds community college has a beautiful, homey campus. everyone here is friendly, welcoming, and it doesn't take long to feel like home on campus. the professors genuinely care about their student success, and create a positive learning atmosphere.
Tips for prospective students
i would recommend to students joining the edmonds community college family to make an appointment with one of the advisors, and they will help you find what classes you need. get to know your classmates, and join one of the many clubs offered, or create your own. i would also recommend going to the new students orientation, to discover all that edmonds community college has to offer, and get all your questions answered.
Academic Rigor
the professors at edmonds community college have created a fun and comfortable learning environment. the teachers i've had in my experience are excited to have you in their class and will answer any questions you have. teachers and tutors will challenge students to think critically, solve quantitative problems, and improve writing skills.
Dorm Life
edmonds community college has two places where you can live on campus rainier place, and sophie court. i personally do not live on campus, but i have seen both of the facilities and i think they look modern.
Food and Dining
edmonds community college has a great cafeteria in brier, and they also have a student cafe. in the student cafe food is served, by our own culinary students, for affordable prices. the food is delicious! there are also healthy and delicious option available.
What to do for fun
there are lots of fun thing to do on campus and in the city of lynnwood. you can watch our sports teams compete, or go down to the local aloha cafe and enjoy the company of your peers.
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tia from Snohomish, WA

a current student here
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In three sentences
edmonds community college is the best school that i have ever gone to. the teachers actually care deeply about the students learning, and do everything to make themselves available for help at any time. they understand their students and are able to communicate to them the lessons each day in a manner that everyone can understand.
Tips for prospective students
get all of your hard classes out of the way the first year. always take a natural science and social science each term, that way you are able to do the easier classes towards the end.
Academic Rigor
they challenge you at every step, engage you in class, and expect the best out of you because they know that you have it in you.
Dorm Life
i don't live in the dorms, but i hear they are wonderful
Food and Dining
they have a variety of food available, and someitmes their culinary art students cook for the schools events or dinners.
What to do for fun
there a dozens of after school activities and clubs that happen almost every day. the school is also surrounded by restaurants and bowling alleys, skating rinks, movie theatres,etc.
Bang for the buck
this school is worth every cent that i pay.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
every term they do some type of international festival to embrace all the different ethnic cultures in our school.
Great for these types of students
students who are getting back into college and want to continue their education beyond community college.
Clubs and Activities
they have a ridiculous amount of activities and clubs happening every day. there is something for everyone, and you could always start your own club if you wanted to. they accept new people and love visitors
Greek Life
dont really have one.
Campus Safety
they hold safety meetings and car prowler prevention classes for students, and often have on site police who help monitor activities. this is a safe school.
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Daniel from Bothell, WA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
there teaching staff are the best. they walked me threw the process of becoming a student. there is also allot of resources to me tutoring, math-lab etc...
Tips for prospective students
ask for help its there!!
Academic Rigor
very helpfull they will help you suceed no matter what.
Dorm Life
i live off campus
Food and Dining
there is a full service cafe.
What to do for fun
golf range is right on campus
Bang for the buck
parking is a pain get there early.
Campus Safety
there is plenty of security
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Courtney from Mukilteo, WA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers I've had so far (that being 10 of them), are very helpful, and really know their subjects. Since it isn't a research university, and there are no graduate students to pawn off freshman-level classes on, they have given their all to their students., and it really shows.
There is also a nice variety of classes to consider, and since a large chunk of their student populace are planning to transfer, it is nice to have options when it comes to your free electives, as well as to be able to fine-tune your Associate of Arts in the direction of your intended major, or even divide it up between a few candidates.
Am enjoying being here
I've been very impressed with the facilities, considering that it is a community college. There are a lot of student run events to be a part of, including the welcome back festival and Springfest, an ongoing lecture series welcome to anyone who has the time between classes which brings in famous authors and experts from all fields, and of course the clubs and organizations, some of which are purely for fun, but others can be a big help for your transfer application. There are also regular college and career fairs, which I've attended a few of, and several of them have had very good turnouts of potential employers or colleges.
On a last note, there is student housing available, in a somewhat unusual manner. This fall (of 2009) there will be an actual dormitory opening up, which no one can speak for or against, aside from the major plus that it is located right on the campus. The other housing opportunities are apartments, in two different locations each about a block from campus. One of them is a large complex of 4-bedroom flats, Somerset, but in all honesty, the school bought them up after they'd been there awhile, and from what I've seen of my friends' apartments, they're rather dingy. The other complex, which is now only a year old, is Sophie Court. This last year it has been open to students, and the apartments are all 3-floor townhouses with 3 bedrooms and a full kitchen. I've heard mention of how they are trying to change the demographic of students living there, and they hope to save it for students with families, and possibly staff as well, but they have yet to close application to all other students, and they are very nice houses.
Bang for the buck
No one likes paying for textbooks. It's a fact of life. But when I think about how much it is actually costing me to do my first two years here at Edmonds as opposed to going straight to a four-year, it's an amazing difference. The registration fee is only $18, for cripes' sakes.
Another thing to consider is that the Office of Student Life makes many of the school events free or very cheap. There are small amenities, like free popcorn, a free game room, free drama events and movie showings, and everything at the welcome and spring festivals (including the food), are free as well. The school will put a lot of effort into making us students comfortable.
As far as the aforementioned housing goes, the prices for living can sometimes be higher than just finding an apartment in the area, but it is nice to have the option at least, and financial aid can help cut the costs if you are needing a place to stay.
Tips for prospective students
On your first day, just grab as much relevant paperwork as possible. There are a lot of obscure events and clubs that are hard to find out about, and some of them hardly exist outside word of mouth.
The coffee shop in Mountlake Terrace takes 12 minutes, roughly, to heat up a sandwich or produce a cup of coffee. No joke. A lot of students make the mistake of trying to grab a cup of coffee in the 10-minute passing time between two classes. If there is a large line, many people will just endure being late because they've gotten in line, and want to stick it out. Don't be one of those people. Your teachers will appreciate it.
In every new class, pester the people sitting on all sides of you for their contact info, and give them yours. Some teachers encourage this, but others think it's your problem. However, I can guarantee you that there will come a time in the quarter, where either you need to call them, or they you, and emergency study parties when it comes close to finals are always an acceptable reason to call.
Great for these types of students
Students who don't want to be too far from home, or those who are trying to save cash until they transfer. Also for those who want to work and go to school at the same time, since there are a good number of evening and online classes available.
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Gloria from Edmonds, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
EdCC Tritons (Staffs, Faculty, Students Population) are overall very welcoming. They have been providing the school such a conducive atmosphere, plenty space, and safe securities for all to learn and interact with each other. EdCC also has an amazing student government (ASEdCC) which I am a part of, holding a title of Executive Officer for Academics! :-)
Tips for prospective students
International students: prepare your international documents (i-20, i94, Passport, bank statements, and High-school transcript early) plus prepare an open heart to be open and flexible with other students who are friendly! :)

Domestic students: Remove any of your negative vibes (that you may experience registering for the first time - the staffs are working on making the experience better and faster). Just go interact with students in Brier Hall! Also, don't forget to visit the CSEL Office (2nd Floor) where you can learn more about the campus! :)
Academic Rigor
Just the right balance between amount of coursework, level of challenges, and helpfulness of the faculty members (professors / instructors of the courses)!
Dorm Life
Rainier Place ($$, on campus) and Sophie Courts ($, near campus) are great!
They are both fairly convenient due to the close distance to EdCC (less than a mile), safe place to live in, plus great roommates to live with!
Food and Dining
This 5 star rating is nowhere near bias!
This review is for the school's College Cafe NOT the Brier Cafe Grill which can be improved further. :)
What to do for fun
Go to Brier Hall where all the events are happening MONTHLY! I promise, there will always be something going on there. Sometimes, CSEL Officers & Programmers host events with free foods in either Brier Hall / Courtyard. So, don't forget to grab an agenda at the beginning of the quarter and come there once in a while or regularly if you can to any event listed in the agenda! :)
Bang for the buck
Lynnwood Building's RUBY Coffee Machine! $1 / $1.5 for a yummy cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte - Limited edition during Fall Quarter only.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Annually, we do have Powwow Celebrations in Seaview Gym. It usually happen during Spring quarter. The event is to celebrate diversity, specifically in the culture of Native Americans.
Clubs and Activities
Go to 2nd floor of Brier Hall / Building, search for the CSEL Office, and join a club / charter your very own club. We do have +/- 50 clubs available, from Rugby to Geeks Club. :)
Campus Safety
Amazing 24/7 Service, open up our school's web page (edcc.edu) and subscribe to emergency alert (which include: campus closure, sudden fire, etc.) and you will get updates sent directly to your emails and/or your phone number.
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Natalya from Lynnwood, WA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Edmonds Community College has a great transfer program. There is a Washington University location on campus and the faculty is there to help you with you every need. It is definitely a school worth attending.
Tips for prospective students
Take a look over the class schedules, there are so many interesting classes that qualify to work towards a certain aspect of your degree.
Academic Rigor
The teachers are there to help those who put an effort forward and guide you in doing your best when working towards your degree.
Dorm Life
As of the last few years, there is on-campus housing, but I am not familiar with it.
Food and Dining
The kitchen is run by Culinary Students, food it fairly good for a school kitchen. However there are a lot of affordable restaurants in the areas that cater to the student population.
What to do for fun
There are always a list of events going on with the school, take a look and join in on the fun.
Bang for the buck
For a community college, the tuition is fairly average, but there are always scholarships and grants that you can apply for to receive extra help.
Campus Safety
Campus security is always on top of it and there is a police station not too far from the campus.
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Kayla from LYNNWOOD, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Edmonds Community College is a great place for students looking to save money for University or looking for a more fast-paced degree path or transfer degree. It is a great starting point for anyone.
Tips for prospective students
Take hold of the many opportunities available to you and take advantage of being able to approach your teachers with questions and/or concerns.
Academic Rigor
The academic rigor, based on a 15 credit quarter is very reasonable.
Dorm Life
I do not live in the dorms so I am not one to assume things.
Food and Dining
EDCC has the best cafeteria food I've ever tasted. All the food in the cafeteria and campus restaurant is made by the culinary program at the school.
What to do for fun
Campus events, plays, clubs, and the Black Box Theatre to name a few things.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are not many Community Colleges with such nice dormitories, or any at all for that matter.
Clubs and Activities
I recently joined a club at EDCC and am loving it.
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a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Education here is very engaging, innovative, and high quality. Professors are willing to help students, and courses are rigorous, involving active learning and participation from students. On top of all, the community in Edmonds CC is strong and vibrant in unity.
Tips for prospective students
Study your course's material ahead. Park your ride early so you get to class on time. Apply for financial aids as early as possible, and don't forget to do counseling and advising before you enroll.
Academic Rigor
The course requires you to participate up to 99% or else, you will not be able to get a GPA of 4.0. Grade is fairly balanced in these following percentages: paper (15%), hw (25%), exams (35%) and participation (25%).
Dorm Life
Dorm life is awesome. We're no party people, but we do enjoy things together. We celebrated thanksgiving together and we do harlem shake, as well. EdCC Rainier Place has the most diverse & fun people ever.
Food and Dining
The college cafe is presented by the culinary art students of EdCC, which makes the dining experience exclusively memorable and high-class with a very affordable price. The Brier Grill also serves great food-for-the-day!
What to do for fun
Go to Brier, there are a lot of events going on there. Go to Blackbox Theatre, too- they have many free and engaging events / lecture series.
Bang for the buck
It is fair for the US citizens, but a bit too much for the international students to get out of their pocket.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We do have community garden at the back of Meadowdale, a building where fine art courses and building constructions' are being taught.
Great for these types of students
International students from any country around the world. The atmosphere of the community here is very welcoming and friendly - as well as conducive for a learning sphere.
Clubs and Activities
Edmonds CC has up to 88 active clubs currently. You can choose anything you can think of. If it does not exist yet, you simply can gather up 5 people and make a club of your own.
Campus Safety
The campus has 24/7 security guards. It is very safe.
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Henry from Bothell, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This school has a lot of certificate and degree programs you might not expect. I came here not knowing what I wanted to do, but found a passion for electronics, and then Robotics, thanks to a good counselor I met. The teachers have been very instrumental in guiding me into what I know will be a great career.
Tips for prospective students
Talk to a counselor and look into the many programs available. There are also many extracurricular activities, so check the school website often. Talk to counselors about financial aid and scholarships right away as they close much sooner than you expect.
Academic Rigor
Electronics and Robotics have been challenging, but I have found my passion. The teachers have been very thorough and very patient, and really care about your success.
Dorm Life
Did not live in dorms, but have heard they are nice.
Food and Dining
I don't eat at school, so can't give an opinion.
What to do for fun
Intramural sports, clubs, etc. This is a school with a population like a small city. Not far from beach and ferries, and event centers in Seattle and Everett.
Bang for the buck
Very good education for the money. After two years, I will be leaving with a degree, and heading for a four-year university to continue my education. I have worked through the summer to pay my way through these two years, so I will not have the student loans that many have that went straight to a four year. This was a good investment.
Great for these types of students
Students that don't know exactly what they want to do, that love a lot of activities, and those that don't have the money to go to a university or want their student loans to be smaller. Great diversity at this school.
Clubs and Activities
Intramurals, varsity sports, business clubs, etc.
Campus Safety
Have felt very safe on campus.
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Daniel from LYNNWOOD, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I would rate Edcc (Edmonds Community College) very benevolent. They are a good community college, they help you with questions you have an set a path for the scholars to succeed. It's a wonderful community college and very helpful.
Tips for prospective students
- Find out what text books you need for your classes so you don't have problems in the future before your classes begin.
-Know your teacher, research a bit about them, example: ( if you except late work, how their grading is etc.)
-Know your way around the school, and offices and buildings, so you don't lose and awkward.
Academic Rigor
I give them a three.
Dorm Life
I can't say, I have never been in Edcc's dorms or lived in one. But It looks very urban from the outside, therefor I give it a 5.
Food and Dining
Theirs alot to eat, although they can be a bit too much for some products, where you can get them cheaper at drug stores near the college.
What to do for fun
- Hang with friends.
- Study ( ALOT)
-Music
-Have family time
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Great for these types of students
- Outside time school.
- Lot's of walking.
- Friendly students.
Clubs and Activities
-Language clubs
-Leadership clubs
etc.
Campus Safety
I give campus safety a three.
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