Gaston College
Dallas, NC, USA

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Gaston College
3.23 Average Rating

Ashley from Bessemer City, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A good school that has really great teachers.
The content of the courses are on point.
Would recommend to anyone wanting to get a two year degree.
Tips for prospective students
If you have classes especially when the semester begins always get there almost an our early. If you don't you will not be able to find much if any parking near where you need to be at for your class.
Some of the counselors are not very good at their job, but there are some that are amazing.
Also, I would like to beware that if you get some scholarships, for instance the NC Educational Lottery, you may not get all of the money that was originally promised to you.
Be aware that if you use financial aid to not use all of it at Gaston even if you change your major. I would highly recommend that if you are just wanting to transfer to another college to get a Associates in the Arts or Sciences.
Academic Rigor
You are challenged at Gaston depending on the teacher that you get. I like the workload that I have had so far at Gaston. Some classes can be very frustrating, like Philosophy 240. Overall, I love how the school is all about you and your academics( instead of viewing you as a paying consumer).
Dorm Life
There are no dorms at Gaston College. But I suspect this to be the type of institution it is, and the people that go here either have their own place or live with their parents.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria at Gaston College is delicious. If by some chance someone does not like the food there at the college, there are food places that are nearby the school.
What to do for fun
There isn't too much to do at Gaston, but joining a club may solve that problem. Gaston College does have a good bit of clubs, and most of them are pretty easy to get in to.
Bang for the buck
This college is a good idea if you are just wanting to obtain an Associates degree and move on to a four year or university.
Clubs and Activities
There are various clubs.
Campus Safety
The campus police are amazing. If anything happens, all that needs to be done is call the campus police and they will be there in a jiffy.
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Ashley from Vale, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
If you are in a program, the experience can be fantastic. Currently I am enrolled in a program and it feels like an exclusive club. The instructors are excellent and will help me with anything, including helping me find a career after graduation.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know your advisers and be open and honest about your situation. Most of the time if a problem arises they are able to help you if they are aware.
Dorm Life
Does not apply
Food and Dining
I've never eaten on campus, but the options around the campus are many and some places even offer a discount to students. There are vending machines in most of the buildings on campus.
What to do for fun
The mall and movie theater isn't far from the campus.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The computer labs in the science building is never as packed or as loud as the ones on the main campus.
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Robert from Lincolnton, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am learning a bunch of new things hear at Gaston. Although there are some basic things that I already knew.
Am enjoying being here
Online Classes allow you to study from the comfort of your home, or you can go to classes on campus, and with three campuses that is not a problem finding a campus near you.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is very low. I have been able to stay out of debt, and most people should be able to stay out of debt at Gaston.
Tips for prospective students
Study, and work hard.
Great for these types of students
All people who want to get a higher education in the Gastonia-Lincolnton Area.
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Amanda from Iron Station, NC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
They have amazing instructors. They have friendly staff members. They always go above and beyond what is expected to help any student that needs help with any certain thing.
Dorm Life
I'm not exactly sure if we even have dorms since its a low key community college.
What to do for fun
There isn't much to do on campus as far as for fun but that is because this isn't a stay on campus type place. Most if not all the students who attend here live elsewhere as in their parents house, their own house, etc. It is still a great place to be though.
Campus Safety
The campus police here are great. They are always riding around the buildings and making sure everything is how it should be.
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Rachel from Mount Holly, NC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Yes I am learning a lot, the instructors are wonderful, they take the time to explain things to you if you ask.
Am enjoying being here
I do enjoy my time here, sometimes I feel like I live here. (smile) I have gotten to know security, other workers because I see them daily., and everyone has a friendly attitude.
Bang for the buck
The cost is good and you can make monthly payments. The college will work with you, regarding grants,financial aid and loans if it applies to your studies.
Tips for prospective students
To have faith in God. All things are possible with God!! You're never to old to go back to school.
Great for these types of students
To All Students Going to Gaston College God Bless.
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Sadaf from Gastonia, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The staff is super helpful there. The campus atmosphere is really calm and the campus itself is really convenient. Great school!
Tips for prospective students
Sign up for FAFSA and work study, even if you think you wouldn't receive it. For classes, just complete your assignment and you won't fail. Also, take the opportunity to take some online classes. Last, but not the least is try the butterfinger coffeee! Its awesome!
Academic Rigor
It really depends on what classes you take. I barely passed Anatomy and Physiology! Almost died.
Dorm Life
Unfortunately there are no dorms! Fortunately, my house is really close by--like fifteen minute drive.
Food and Dining
A thousand times better than high school! The prices are reasonable and the coffee is great.
What to do for fun
Join a club!
Bang for the buck
For COFFEE! I am obsessed with the coffee here!
Great for these types of students
Those who don't know about their careers and those low in cash.
Campus Safety
The campus is safe and convenient. You'll be fine!
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