Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, FL, USA

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Gulf Coast State College
2.95 Average Rating

Donalda from Panama City, FL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers here are really helpful, and if help is ever needed, their doors are always open. Mr. L. Harris is the best math teacher ever. There's no way you cannot earn an A in math if he's your instructor. Gulf Coast is known to have one of the best science programs in the country -- that means it is super challenging. With subjects such as Chemistry and Physics, I highly encourage study groups. It is very relieving to discuss with classmates the tons of information thrown at you in a lecture. Everyone has that one concept that they can grasp and master. Working together and brainstorming can ensure that everyone gets help. Maybe your classmate can explain in a way that the instructor cannot.
Am enjoying being here
It's not a huge university, and you don't get the full college experience (dorm life). I would rather be at an university. It's in a small town, so it's difficult to find social activities. Maybe the upside to that is coursework gets more attention. I've been in Panama City all of my life, so of course I'm ready to leave. Nonetheless, the campus has a relaxed ambiance.
Bang for the buck
I cannot really comment because in the cut of the Bright Futures Scholarships, but work during the summer, if attending full-time. Apply for as many scholarships as possible. (Shout-out to Cappex!)
Buy USED books.
Tips for prospective students
Stay focused. Apply for tons of scholarships. Join the Student Support Services. Bring snacks for lunch (the food is expensive!). If you are not from Panama City, move to a location that is very close to the campus (gas is a significant percentage of living expenses). Buy used books, and buy your books as early as possible. Apply for the PELL GRANT!!!!
Great for these types of students
Science majors, independent and disciplined, socially sophisticated, and the financially frugal
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Agnieszka from Panama City, FL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a good College. I enjoy going there to classes and also learning online
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you attend your classes and study and you will be just fine.
Academic Rigor
Some teachers require a lot of work from thei students but it is all so you can learn more
Dorm Life
I do not know about Dorm Life , I am out of campus student
Food and Dining
WE have a great cafeteria.
What to do for fun
There is a lot of fun activities going on always.
Campus Safety
I have never had any trouble with safety. Campus security watches over students and teachers
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Todd from Panama City, FL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A great school where people love to help you do your best.
Tips for prospective students
Alway remember to have fun and stay focused.
Academic Rigor
I've always felt challenged in my class/homework at GCSC.
Food and Dining
Great food and good hard working staff.
What to do for fun
Chill with my friends and read.
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Lauriel from Lynn Haven, FL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It's real nifty how everyone works together to make your experience a memorable one. Both the teachers and adminstration want to help you in your individuals needs and in what you really need to graduate and succeed as both a person and student. I just loved orientation - lots of helpful information!
Tips for prospective students
I definitely think that this was my best pick out of the needles in the haystack.
Academic Rigor
I think that if you set your mind to it, you can accomplish anything and conquer your studies. There's something for everybody here!
Dorm Life
Eh, no dorm avalibility around, but I chose it because I want to be near my family and friends. There's more concentration, less chaos and no immoral lifestyle.
Food and Dining
If you like fast-food, pizza and tex-mex, you're gonna like it alot. And the cafeteria is huge too - I got lost in it.
What to do for fun
The SGA club has lots fun activites year-round, I was excited just listening at orientation!
Bang for the buck
They try their best in making sure your econmically stable and help you out in any issues or dilemas you might be having.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Once a year they do a zombie-attack night which is totally cool - if you're into that sort of thing. It's like one all around campus zombie tag - complete with the make-up!
Great for these types of students
It's really important to concentrate in your studies and not get distracted so often - so they have this Ginormous library to help you out and for your everyday use! How sweet is that?!
Clubs and Activities
They have clubs and social events for everyone. I don't think you can ever get bored here when there's so many things to do.
Greek Life
Ummm...Not interested in that stuff, so I wouldn't really have a clue.
Campus Safety
Oh, they consider safety one of their utmost top priorities - they give out tickets if you don't have a parking decal!
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