Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, IA, USA

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Hawkeye Community College
3.54 Average Rating

Andrew from Denver, IA

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
I learned a lot in my history classes, Russian civilization, coaching classes, math, science, and educational classes. Each of my classes were beneficial to me and I learned a lot. I would say that none of my classes were a waste of time.
Did enjoy being here
I loved it here. All the buildings are in one big circle, so not very spread out, so easy to run into friends in different majors. Campus is pretty small and class sizes are small, which I like. There were also a lot of events/activities throughout the week held on campus and there were many clubs/organizations that students could get involved in. I was involved in the Student Senate, Student Ambassadors, Hawkeye Activities Team, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Education Club, Multicultural Club, Latino Club, and cross country club. I also tutored in the TRIO program; it was a great place to build leadership, professional, and academic skills.
Bang for the buck
It is very cheap to attend here. Books are expensive, but most textbooks are expensive. The good thing at Hawkeye is that can return books at the end of the semester and get quite a bit of money back. Plus, they have a lot of scholarships listed on their web page for students to apply for. I actually got a full ride here because I was the top of my class, so that was nice.
Tips for prospective students
This is a great place for students who like small surroundings and small class sizes. Plus, there is furniture in the Student Brock Center where students can hang out and there is a fitness room in there as well. I would also recommed you take a campus tour around the campus, so will know where everything is located.
Great for these types of students
This is a great place to build leadership, professional, and academic skills before transfering to a university. This is a great transition from high school before attend a university. Plus, one can get thier general ed/liberal arts courses out of the way for cheaper amount of money before attending a university. It also gives one more time to think about what they want to do if they don't know what they want to major in yet.
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Kayla from Waterloo, IA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Hawkeye Community College is a great place to go if you want to learn a lot, on your own time. There are many different variations of classes you can take, and many different majors you can choose from. Just from walking from one class to the next, I feel that I have learned a lot, just from watching other people. There are so many different types of people attending this friendly college that you will most likely see all of your friends. All of the teachers here are very helpful, and love to take the time to help you out if you are not understanding what is going on in the class, or how to do your homework. Hawkeye Community College is a great community college to attend if you would like a small, friendly college where the teachers work with you, your friends are all right around the corner and you learn a lot.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy being at Hawkeye Community College because I love the fact that the teachers will always be willing to help you, no matter what the circumstances. Also, there are many different student activities to attend, making it easier to meet new people, or just have some fun in between your classes. There is such an enjoyable energy at Hawkeye Community College. I love the fact that everyone is friendly, and is willing to help you out if you feel that you need the help. The staff is friendly, and always willing to help you with your needs, making this friendly little college so enjoyable.
Bang for the buck
Hawkeye Community College is worth the money. I honestly thought that I would be in over my head when I wanted to attend college. I thought that I would be spending so much money that I felt I would never be out of debt after I graduate. Once I started looking into Hawkeye, I realized that not only is Hawkeye a great school with staff ready to help with all of your problems, but it is also very affordable. You spend about as much for your whole degree here that you would spend in one semester at most four year colleges. I believe that Hawkeye Community College is worth your money no matter if you are going to live in the apartments, or off campus. You will be satisfied with how much less you will be in debt after you graduate and also will be wowed at how inexpensive Hawkeye really is.
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Stephanie from Elk Run Heights, IA

researching this school
2 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Hawkeye Community College has numerous building to fit every program. It has exceptionally large classrooms that are well-equipped with the latest technology to enhance your success as a student. It also has a well-stocked bookstore, human resources, student services (including services for international students and disability students), distant learning, an indoor and outdoor firing range, a greenhouse, a student activities office, wellness room, numerous business offices to help in any way possible, and much, much more.
Will enjoy being here
Hawkeye Community College has a wonderful atmosphere for students to study, relax, or socialize with other students. The campus is beautifully designed for studying outside in those summer months and even a tunnel from one side of campus to the other for those rainy days. Each building has its own unique qualities for every program and the diverse students who attend help you get a cultural experience that will last a lifetime. The social bonds you leave with may lead to friendships that you share outside of school and in the business community. Hawkeye Community College is a great start.
Bang for the buck
Getting a college education is an investment in your future! Hawkeye Community College is less expensive than the other colleges in the area and the Financial Aid office can help you determine what assistance may be available to you. More than 82% of Hawkeye’s students receive some form of financial aid. Hawkeye is a great way to save money if you get your general education classes and transfer to get your major.
Tips for prospective students
A great way to succeed in school is to go to class and do the work assigned. Participating in school is the easiest way to get good grades. Also, work on writing papers well in high school. If you know how to write an excellent paper, college will be a lot easier.
Great for these types of students
Hawkeye Community College is great for every type of student. If you enjoy attending class, want to meet new people, get involved, want to extend your education, or just take a course for fun, Hawkeye is for you. Don’t put off your education any longer. Apply for Hawkeye today and see what your future holds for today and see what your future holds for you.
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Alex from Waterloo, IA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
Hawkeye has very good instructors that have hands on experience. That experience really helps to show you what you are getting into.
Dorm Life
I prefer to live off campus.
Food and Dining
A lot of affordable restaurants inside town.
What to do for fun
The Brock Student Center is a great place to go for fun. Every month they have Wii tournaments, bike powered blenders that make smoothies and everyday you can play pool or study and just relax between classes.
Clubs and Activities
I was a member of the criminal justice club. It was a great chance to learn about things outside.
Campus Safety
Public Safety is always there when you need them. They have unlocked my car in blizzards before. They're a great staff.
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Rhiannen from Roseville, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Hawkeye Community College has a fairly nice campus. The teachers are great and the people friendly. The classes are nicely sized, not to many people.
Tips for prospective students
The CC is in the middle of nowhere. Its surrounded by corn and soy bean fields. So there isn't much to do in between classes if you have a huge hour gap. So if you can, plan your classes pretty close together to save yourself some frustration.

If your driving get there early. you want to make sure you have a parking spot. The spaces start to show later on in the day, but in the morning its jammed packed.

There also isn't a huge choices in elective classes. Hawkeye says they have the class but then they don't offer it. So it may be hard to get your elective credits done.
Academic Rigor
The classes themselves are not to difficult. The only issue I've encountered is having a few teachers who have never taught a college course before. Their hearts are in the right place but it feels like guess work in the beginning.
Dorm Life
I happened to pick the Hawkeye Towers for my dorm. The Towers are a great place to live. The lease is for a year. You can live there for the summer if you wanted to and you can renew your lease. The rent as of right now (October 2012) is $385 with a $200 deposit when you first move in.

Its not really a dorm if you think about it. Its more of an Apt complex. Your dorm is shared between 4 people. You get your own room that is 10x9. There are 2 bathrooms. 2 in each. The kitchen is fully functional. Its comes with a refrigerator, microwave, oven, and a dishwasher. The freezer is a little small. So you will have figure out spacing details with your roommates. The walls are a bit thin so if your neighbors are making really lowed noises you may here them. But otherwise not a bad place to live. The people working in the office are friendly and always willing to help.
Food and Dining
The only food offered on campus is in the cafeteria. Its alright food, but overpriced. The closest fast food or even Wal-mart. Is at Crossroads. Its also where their mall is. Its about a 10min drive form the campus.
What to do for fun
Hawkeye is always trying to keep the student involved through events they hold. They will throw monthly events and will have prizes like groceries, which is amazing for a starving college student.

If your willing to drive or hop on a bus you could go to the mall, or go downtown to where there are a few shops and restaurants you could go to. Waterloo, IA is a pretty small town. Its slowly growing out of it farm town roots, but its still slow going here.
Bang for the buck
Is it Band for your buck? That all depends on you. I know for me, I'm finding it out that its not, but that's because I have to pay for housing.
Great for these types of students
Hawkeye Community College is great for students who don't mind a slower passe, plenty of open scenery, and want to further their education.
Clubs and Activities
There are many different clubs and activities at Hawkeye to chose from. You can check them all out that the link below.

http://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/students/get-involved/clubs.aspx
Campus Safety
Hawkeye Campus Safety is 24 hours a day 7 days a weeks. Here are the security measures they provide.

-locking and unlocking buildings
-random and preventive patrols of campus escorts
-enforcement of college regulations
-enforcing college parking regulations
-medical emergency response
-emergency message delivery
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GreenBlondie from Waterloo, IA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The teachers help students and care about you succeeding. If you work hard, so will they to help you achieve what you want. This is a great school and is very supportive in striving to help it's students!
Tips for prospective students
Look into all the majors and make sure you really want to study what you are getting into. Don't be afraid to try out new courses and experiment so you expand your knowledge. Keep on task and push yourself to study more than your used to so you can get a better grade, it really does pay off!
Academic Rigor
The teachers are really understanding if you have circumstances that make you fall behind. If you work hard and push yourself you can get scholarships. The advisers have different ways for you to improve your grades and the studying is very time consuming.
Dorm Life
I have not lived in the dorms but from what i am told it is very good except for the neighbors. Sometimes it gest loud and it's easy to get distracted from your school work. The library is across the streeet so it is very beneficial and the dorms are near by so it is easy to do your work.
Food and Dining
The food comes in varieties but it can be cold sometimes. Other than that i think the different types of food make it open for students to experience more tastes. I only go if i am really hungry and can't go through class without eating.
What to do for fun
I really love the activities!!! We have so many available! There is free bowling, free group fitness classe, free contests for the whole month. It surprised me when i started here, because i thought it would be dull. But it's honestly really itneresting and fun, i love it so much!
Bang for the buck
The fee isn't bad at all and if you want to learn, you can ask any instructor and they GO OUT OF THEIR way to help! I love the change from high school. It makes me want to go here next year.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are so many activities! And they are free, there's glow in the dark volleyball tournaments and all kinds of events.
Great for these types of students
It is a great school for any students! They care about your disabilities and helping you get grades with or without them. There are four year students here, as well as two year. I am glad i go here because they are so flexible!
Clubs and Activities
There are so many activities available the students can participate in any whenever they want and however many then want.
Greek Life
There is greek life for second year students with a gpa of 3.5 or better.
Campus Safety
They have campus security and if you lock your keys in the car they will get them for you for FREE! And if your car has trouble they'll try to help you.
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Jesse from Bellevue, IA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
So far I think it is a great school., I love the atmosphere and after one week of school it seems like we have very caring teachers that want to help you succeed
Tips for prospective students
If you want to go to a community college check out Hawkeye!!
Academic Rigor
I would give Hawkeye Community College a A+
Food and Dining
They have excellent food cards and prices. I would give them an A+
What to do for fun
Constantly have things going on daily!!
Clubs and Activities
There are lots and lots of clubs to join!! Very interesting! I would give them an A+
Campus Safety
Seems like a safe place. It's kinda out away from town. I would rate it an A+
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Morgan from Cedar Falls, IA

a past student here
0 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The small classes allow students to really get to know there teachers and the teachers there students. The campus is just the right size, and it is easy to get around to each class. I am very happy with my education that I received for half the price of a university!
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you go to class every time and make sure you are reading the text books that you pay so much money for because not all test questions come from lectures.
Dorm Life
No dorms here, just apartments which I did not live in.
Food and Dining
I only went to the cafeteria a couple of times, but the set up is nice and there is always something going on like a Family Guy marathon or Guitar Hero.
What to do for fun
There are lots of restaurants and pubs near by along with a big shopping mall, a bowling alley, and a ton of bike trails that go to many different surrounding towns with beautiful views that many people don't know exist.
Bang for the buck
Going to a community college is great, especially if you don't know what you want to do. The price is great! I decided to take 2 classes each semester instead of 4 so that I could just pay for it myself, rather than getting a loan and having to pay interest.
Great for these types of students
Those who do not know what they are interested in doing, and those who did not do as well in high school and are trying to work on their study habits.
Clubs and Activities
Hawkeye CC has a lot of clubs such as soccer, dance team, student senate, etc.
Campus Safety
I have never felt unsafe at school, and the head of campus security was one of my teachers, and I would never mess with him!
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