Hesston College
Hesston, KS, USA

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Hesston College
4.11 Average Rating

Connor from Hesston, KS

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors at Hesston College are very relational with the students in each class. With a student-teacher ratio of 12-1, and lab ratio of 7-1, the ability to form a strong relationship with each professor is phenomenal. From in-class help to assistance the frustrating assignment at 11 PM Tuesday night, they are there for the students because they know them on a personal level. The professors are committed to the school as well. The best example of this is Dr. Jim Yoder, the Chemistry professor. My mom, 53, had Jim in class when she was here. His dedication to the school is second to none, and he continues to bring the same enthusiasm he did 35 years ago.

I began as an Engineer major, but changed to business as a sophomore. There are countless opportunities, and I was even fortunate enough to attend a business conference in San Jose, California. The business connections I've made are going to help me be successful over the rest of my life.
Am enjoying being here
I grew up less than a block away from the Hesston College campus. From the time I was five till about 13 or 14, I attended every Hesston College Men's Basketball game I could, and I was always familiar with the people on campus. As a senior at Hesston High School, I had decided it was time to get away. I searched for out-of-state schools and others in-state, but didn't seem to find the right fit. I was offered a job as the Student Assistant Coach for the Men's Basketball team, and, after insisting on going elsewhere, I decided this would be a good place to start my first two years.

I was wrong. Through my first 3 semesters, Hesston has been a great experience. I've met kids from all over the United States and the world. One of my closest friends is from Jakarta, Indonesia, and I plan on visiting him this summer back at home. As an RA my sophomore year, I have 8 other guys in my mod. The diversity amongst the guys is great, and watching them grow together and become a family has been the highlight of my year.

After speaking with and visiting HS friends at other colleges and universities, I've realized Hesston College was a great decision. They have made friends for their college lives, but I've formed relationships with friends that will last the rest of my life.
Bang for the buck
As a private, 2 year Christian institution, Hesston College is not the cheapest option. The food is very good, and often home-cooked by the nicest cafeteria women in Kansas! The dorm rooms are nice, and they take care of you for the money you pay. However, Hesston does offer great financial aid packages, and if you want to attend here, they will simply make it affordable.
Tips for prospective students
One of the best phrases I've heard comes from Dustin Galyon, the Head Men's Basketball Coach and former Admissions Counselor. While it seems very simple, perspective students should ask the students about their college experience. The Admissions Counselor's are always going to tell you how great a school is, but ask a variety of students, those who live in the dorms and experience everything each and every day. And visit, visit, visit!! You have to visit a college before committing anywhere, even if you're from the area.
Great for these types of students
Anyone not involved in drugs or alcohol. Hesston is about a community and having a great college experience without the stereotypical view of college.
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Weston from Elkins, AR

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Caring professors on a beautiful campus, provides most sports except football. located in a small town which is only 45 min from Wichita. I have really enjoyed my first semester at Hesston.
Tips for prospective students
Bring a bike or skate board because it is an awesome way to get around the campus and when I said it was beautiful i meant it.
Academic Rigor
Hesston takes pride in Academics. there is always someone whether a professor, student counselor that is willing to help you.
Dorm Life
well being with friends is fun, small dorm is not. but the RAs always have activites planned around the campus.
Food and Dining
I am not a fan of cafeteria food but Hesstons is not bad.
What to do for fun
watch sporting events at the campus. lots of activities are always planned or your 45min from Wichita. I have very little time because I am going to school full time and play baseball.
Bang for the buck
I am not sure how to answer this bc I am on scholarship.
Great for these types of students
Any type of student would feel at home here. Hesston is really a great place to study.
Campus Safety
VERY SAFE!!
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Emily from Rosevile, CA

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Hesston is an excellent place to learn more about yourself. At Hesston I had a fabulous experience, not only in my academics but in every aspect. Hesston showed me that there are real people out there who truly care.
Tips for prospective students
Reach out, never don't go to something because you are alone. Go to activities to meet people because there are so many nice people out there that are potential friends!
Academic Rigor
The professors there truly care about how students are doing. They will put their all into making you success especially if you show you want to. It is important to give it your all.
Dorm Life
Hesston did a good job at making sure the dorm life was a success. They created a community environment so no person felt lost.
Food and Dining
Hesston had the food made by hand so it was never old or cold. The food services catered to peoples special need with food and were always happy to do so.
What to do for fun
Although Hesston is a small town, the town revolves around the college. There is a local movie theater and doughnut shop that provide a great place to hang out and study if you need.
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Charisse from Sedgwick, KS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
They maintain a very knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate learning environment. Hesston has an extremely tranquil small town setting that enhances the learning experience. It offers several different opportunities to learn at home and abroad, in order to give you an exceptional education.
Tips for prospective students
Keep in mind this is a private college, and as such tuition levels are a bit higher than other institutions. They're nursing program is rated number two in the nation. If you are having any problems with a subject, they offer several different options personalized to help ensure your success.
Academic Rigor
As a student who is focused in the sciences, it is very important to bring your A-game. It can be very intensive and demanding, especially Microbiology. Although this is true, if you take advantage of all of the educational success opportunities the satisfaction of passing increases your confidence immensely.
Dorm Life
I am a returning adult with a full time family life. As such I do not live on campus.
Food and Dining
Hesston is a small town surrounded by local farms. The dining hall has a bevy of delicious foods. Often you are treated to meals that have that home cooked taste. The cafeteria also offers meals at a very affordable price.
What to do for fun
There are many sporting events, concerts, and art shows to attend on campus. Hesston also has its own public art gallery on campus that I encourage you to check out for yourself.
Bang for the buck
Although Hesston does have a somewhat higher tuition than other institutions, it is well worth it. I have looked around for future job prospects, and asked other professionals in the field about Hesston. Unanimously I have been given the answer that Hesston is a highly regarded school to have on your resume. This is a result of their high standards of excellence in education, as well as their success rates of retaining students throughout graduation.
Great for these types of students
Hesston College is a Mennonite school, but does not push their religious views on others. They do however encourage you to keep an open mind. If you are an on campus student you will be required to go to a certain amount of chapel experiences. These do not have just a religious affiliation, but they also have worldly learning opportunities as well.
Clubs and Activities
I personally have not had the opportunity to get involved with any of the many clubs and activities that are offered at Hesston. As a result, I do not feel confident in giving advice nor recommendation on these.
Campus Safety
Hesston offers an extremely safe campus atmosphere. There are call boxes located at various locations throughout the small campus. It is nestled quietly within a small farming community where everyone looks out for each other.
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