Iowa Western Community College
Council Bluffs, IA, USA

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Iowa Western Community College
3.71 Average Rating

Val from a small town in Iowa

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The great thing about Iowa Western Community College, is that even though it's a two-year college, it doesn't lack anything that a four-year college has. I'm loving my classes, and learning quite a bit more than I thought I would from the teachers here. What I think is great about the teachers, is that they support you and become your mentors if you need them to be. That's really important because after you graduate, you'll have an abundance of teachers you can talk to from networking at Iowa Western.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is wonderful, and there's always something fun to do with friends. The only downside that I see is if you don't live on campus, which I don't. So it's kind of hard to schedule meetings and classes when I have to commute back and forth to my house.
Bang for the buck
You definitely get a bang for your buck here! That's exactly why I chose Iowa Western Community College. You're getting the same education, and taking the exact same classes as University students, for half the price! With the economy at it's current state, this is something that you shouldn't overlook.
Tips for prospective students
A very important tip for prospective students would be knowing what you want to major in before coming to Iowa Western. If you just pick General Studies, you may be stuck taking classes that you either don't like, don't count towards you degree, or even worse, you fail. So really think about what you want to major in, otherwise you might be here for more than two years!
Great for these types of students
I think Iowa Western is great for every type of student. We've got great sport teams, clubs to join, and a variety of majors to choose from. I definitely think there's something here for every student to enjoy.
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Angela from Omaha, NE

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Friendly, community based understanding of their students needs to succeed at all cost.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know your advise. We have the best advisor's around. They can do almost anything to make sure your are happy in your degree choose even if you are a non-traditional student like me. Instructors are even there to help with tutoring.
Food and Dining
100%
What to do for fun
go to activities on campus and sometimes if not fare some away games
Clubs and Activities
100%
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My 2nd Semester from Council Bluffs, IA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Tips for prospective students
A tip for prospective students would be, to pick up your books before your course/courses start. If you wait til class starts it could be a long wait in the check out line for your books.
Academic Rigor
I have only taken math courses so far. Math is not a great subject for me.
Food and Dining
I've only snacks for the bookstore so far.
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Robert from Council Bluffs, IA

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Overall I would say the expectations at IWCC are relatively low in comparison to most schools. They have however done a great job of expansion and trying to increase curriculum difficulty. But this institution has much growth to still accomplish if it wishes to compete with other universities in the area.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students should remember they are there for education first and need to abide by the life-style that it demands, and try not to get lost in the typical slacker scene
What to do for fun
There truly isn't much to do for fun around the area, especially if students are limited by transportation. This could however be a blessing by forcing the student to focus on the task at hand.
Bang for the buck
With many scholarships availble and a relatively cheap tuition, it offers students a good educational value for the money.
Great for these types of students
Great for very self-motivated learners.
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Stacy from Council Bluffs, IA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Community college with a small, private school feel. Not your typical community college!
Academic Rigor
IWCC has an excellent science department, full of instructors that really care about their students. Prepares students for rigorous programs such as Dental Hygiene and Nursing.
Food and Dining
Excellent selection in the cafeteria as well as small stations located elsewhere on campus.
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Kayla from Council Bluffs, IA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love the small class sizes. Makes me feel like a person, or student, rather than just another number. Instructors have been great and willing to help with any questions I have.
Dorm Life
I don't live in the dorms, but I hear the suites are amazing!
Great for these types of students
Great for students who need to attend night or on-line classes.
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Dana

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Iowa Western offers a wide variety of classes and programs. I have found that the staff is always helpful and the admissions process was very simple. Iowa Western is a great place to learn, to grow, and to academically inspired and challenged.
Tips for prospective students
Pick a program and stick with it. You will not regret getting your degree!
Academic Rigor
challenging
Dorm Life
i never lived on campus
Food and Dining
put on by the culinary students
What to do for fun
frolfing!
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Adult Student from rural Iowa

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Love the class size. Free tutoring available. Current instructors are very supportive and want all students to succeed.
Tips for prospective students
Attend orientation that is offered prior to attending classes. Have a goal or degree to work towards, even if you think you may change your mind. Always attend class and do your assignments when given so you do not fall behind. Make sure the credits that you are receiving will transfer if you plan to go to a four year university/college.
Academic Rigor
For a community college it has a lot to offer compared to other community colleges.
Dorm Life
Drive back and forth, though other students I have talked to love the suites that are available.
Food and Dining
Very nice facility. I have not personally eaten there, but it smells wonderful.
What to do for fun
I do not live on campus.
Bang for the buck
Yes, per credit hour is much less than a four year university and you can transfer a lot of the credit hours.
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