John Tyler Community College
Chester, VA, USA

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John Tyler Community College
2.44 Average Rating

Cathy from Crewe, VA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have enjoyed many of my classes. I am sure, however, that neither my Biology 101, nor my math, will stick with me.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone is so nice and welcoming. I enjoy attending this college.
Bang for the buck
John Tyler is a community college, so it costs less than most.
Great for these types of students
Students who are low on money or don't know what they want to do should go here. For someone who is paying their way, like me, community college price doesn't hit the bank too hard. For those who aren't sure what they want to do, this is the time to decide.
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Amanda

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
John Tyler is a good choice for higher learning at a low cost.
John Tyler should offer more multiples of the same class at different times.
John Tyler allows you to work on higher education while maintaining a life outside of higher education.
Tips for prospective students
Students who intend to complete a four year or higher degree at a four year or higher school, should see if John Tyler has a transfer agreement to their intended transfer school.
Students should consider the online classes, if they feel their learning style would accommodate online learning.
Academic Rigor
The academics are tough but manageable for a serious student. It is possible to manage schoolwork and a part time job while attending John Tyler.
Food and Dining
John Tyler should offer food and dinning for their students.
What to do for fun
John Tyler offers many clubs for those who are interested in on- campus gatherings.
The surrounding areas of both campuses offer many shopping areas and sports parks. Two amusement parks are also relatively close by.
Bang for the buck
The per-semester cost is significantly less than one surrounding four year and higher school. Many courses taken at John Tyler equal courses at this surrounding school and can be transferred, saving the student money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Midlothian campus offers much outdoor seating that is great for eating packed meals and snacks or studying outside.
Great for these types of students
John Tyler is great for students who need a flexible school schedule to accommodate a job or other circumstances.
John Tyler is great for students who need or want to save some money on the cost of higher education.
Campus Safety
John Tyler has excellent campus safety. They have security guards that patrol the parking lot by vehicle. They have security boxes in the parking lot to use in case of emergency. They have little lights to light the sidewalks at night. There is a security guard at a desk if needed.
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Ashley from Richmond, VA

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
All the teachers i had are great. not scary as people may think
Did enjoy being here
love it. love the environment
Bang for the buck
very cheap
Tips for prospective students
a great way to easy your self in college life
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Jennifer

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am in the Visual Communications program and I absolutely love it! The instructors challenge you to do your best, and work with you at your own pace so you can understand the assignment, even if you need tutoring. I'm working on assignments I've never done before, like 3D sculptures and video commercials.
Am enjoying being here
Overall I am enjoying attending John Tyler. They've been expanding their campuses and the types of classes they offer. It's an exciting time to be here. The teachers and administrators support you and are available for questions and conferences when you need help with homework or communicating with classmates or your instructor.
Bang for the buck
Even though most colleges have raised their tuition rates, John Tyler has stayed competitive with local community colleges by being under the tuition rate of other schools. You get more bang for your buck because of a quality education from professors that often also teach at a local 4 year college, VCU, and because of the lower tuition rates and scholarship opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
My suggestion is to explore community colleges before four year schools. It's less expensive and gives you a great opportunity to bring up grades, transition into college life and the real world, exploring what career fields interest you without paying an arm and a leg if you decide to change majors.
Great for these types of students
John Tyler currently has two campuses, one in Chester and one in Midlothian. They both offer a full range of classes and disciplines. John Tyler is a great school for Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as vocational training. They offer everything from African drum lessons to fashion design to hands-on mechanics classes to nursing degrees to real estate. I love the variety and the people are very nice and friendly. I highly recommend checking out John Tyler.
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