Harford Community College
Bel Air, MD, USA

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Harford Community College
2.82 Average Rating

Marco from Bel Air, MD

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Bang for the buck
The only college that has no registration fee and is the cheapest when it comes to paying for tuition.
Tips for prospective students
When deciding what major you are going for do not fear that it is the only thing you will be locked to. You can change your major as many times as you want. Harford is a very flexible community college that will transfer most of its credits. Time management is key factor to achieving your best, Harford career advising can set up a class schedule that fits you the best. The environment is friendly, helpful, diverse and interesting to a student thinking about attending Harford.
Great for these types of students
Students who wish to start at a community college and then transfer to a four year college. Specifically for students who wish to attend Towson University, Harford hosts Towson Classes, so you will be attending Towson except you will be on Harford Campus. If your a student that prefers smaller communities and more one on one help/attention, Harford provides just that.
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Caitlin from Jarrettsville, MD

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
My professors' are good at what they do. It is easy to tell that they enjoy what they are doing, and when a professor enjoys their job, the students get the best learning experience they can. The library is helpful and quiet, and is a great place to study. I do not feel incredibly pressured in any of my classes, and I do not mind completing the work. The professors' are friendly and want their students to succeed, and it does show in the grades of the students.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is pleasant. I don't mind the walks from the parking lots and from class to class. There is plenty of fresh air and space to walk around without bumping into people. The classes are small which makes for a closer relationship with both peers and professors. The cafeteria food is pretty good and I do not mind eating there at all. There is always a place to sit and relax on breaks. Everyone is friendly and helpful at HCC, and you will never feel lost. There are many clubs and organizations to get involved with. There are free lunches and outdoor movies and other things to do while on campus. At the Chesapeake and Amoss centers, there are plenty of musicals, plays, and other sources of entertainment to be seen, as well.
Bang for the buck
HCC was a good place to start for me. I would recommend it to anyone, because the tuition is very low, and the students' get a very good beginning education out of it. You will be saving a lot of money by going to HCC first.
Tips for prospective students
Although you do not have to know what you want to do upon entering the college, it is a good idea to find out as soon as possible to help keep you on track. This way, the school can better help you in finding and helping you pick your courses for a good and successful transfer to a four-year college/university. Plan your courses ahead of time if you know what you want to do. This is good so that you know you have everything you need to graduate and transfer in two years. Do not be afraid to talk with advisers. They are there to help you and can be a HUGE help. Do not work more than 20 hours a week... If you are a full time student, this can put you under a lot of stress. Take the bus to school. It can save you on a lot of gas money you would otherwise be spending. Make sure you know who the professor is in the classes you are signing up for. You have the choice, so use it. You want to have the best learning experience you can possibly have, and to do this you need to be compatible with your professors. Go to class. I know people say you don't have to go in college. But you do. You are partly graded on participation, and can be dropped from the class if you miss too much. You also will not do so well on the tests.
Great for these types of students
Someone who may not be completely sure of what they want to do should definitely consider Harford first. It is cheap, and if you end up changing your major a few times, it will not be as big of a deal here than at a four-year college or university. Someone who is not ready to leave home and be on their own may also want to come here before going to a four-year college or university. It is a great transition. You are on your own in some ways, but can still come home and enjoy your family's presence at the end of the day. Other students who should consider Harford are those with money problems. It is easy to pay for and their is a wonderful financial aid office that can help you with aid, scholarships, and loans. Even adults both young and older are welcome here. It is a great place to take one or two classes or even to pursue a whole new degree.
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