Lansing Community College

Lansing, MI, USA

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Lansing Community College

2.59 Average Rating

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers make sure people understand the material and are available outside of class to answer questions and give help.
Am enjoying being here
People are very friendly and the small class sizes aren't overwhelming.
Bang for the buck
It's not very expensive and the experience is great.
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David from Williamston, MI

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1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I have went on many visits to this college and i like the work they do very friendly staff and keeps everything in order and is easy to learn from them they are very descriptive.
Will enjoy being here
You will like this college there are friendly people staff and students, the campus is medium sized and is easy to find where you need to go.
Bang for the buck
The college is more affordable but still just like other colleges isn't cheap.
Tips for prospective students
You will not always like the class you sign up for but its always worth it in the long run
Great for these types of students
This college is like an all purpose college its flexible and will help you with your needs
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Harley from Charlotte, MI

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Teachers are very helpful and class sizes are just right
Tips for prospective students
Register early for classes and don't be afraid to ask questions
Great for these types of students
single parents, adults looking to change careers or further their education
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Kristen from Morrice, MI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors here are great. The professor to student ratio is not huge, so help is always there when it is needed. There are many classes to choose from, so picking classes is easy. The curriculum for courses here are strict and well structured.
Am enjoying being here
Absolutely love attending school? Sure! At LCC, the atmosphere for students is so comfortable. They offer different places throughout campus to eat, relax, study, read, or just hang out. It's almost just as good as being at home.
Bang for the buck
This college offers a great price for the education. There is not a better bargain anywhere else around this state. Especially for those that qualify for the in-district fees. For all those that don't, LCC is still almost half the price of every single university.
Tips for prospective students
Always plan ahead of time the courses and schedule that works best. Never jump ahead and plan a semester alone, always go and seek help from an advisor! For future transfers, always speak to the college advisors that you are planning to transfer to. If your career is undecided, stick to the macro requirements until you decide; they transfer everywhere.
Great for these types of students
The library is great for all students in any course. LCC's library is gorgeous. The arc is amazing for students who need extra study time. Professors donate their free time to help tutor. There are also SI Sessions, students can be tutored, tested, and quizzed for free!
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Kourtney from Lansing, MI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
You learn a lot, and the professors are helpful and creative with their learning styles
Am enjoying being here
It's a lot less restrictive than high school was.
Bang for the buck
You learn a lot, it's not that much money and to be a full time student, you only have to sign up for three or four classes.
Tips for prospective students
Stick to one campus. That way you have all of your classes in one spot and don't have to drive back and forth between campuses.
Great for these types of students
It's not really expensive compared to other colleges, it has a lot of class options, it has places that you can hang out at. Basically, it has something for everyone.
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Emily from Mason, MI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I've been at LCC for three semesters doing all of my general education or core classes before transferring to Calvin College. While I have learned a lot in some classes, others are just faster paced and only slightly more in depth than classes I took in high school. Most of my professor have been great but like at every college or university professors can be hit or miss.
Am enjoying being here
Being at Lansing Community College has totally changed my mind about community college because I have had so many high quality professors who also teach or have taught at MSU and U of M . It is harder to make friends because you often only see people in class (because there are no dorms and people often don't live nearby) but I have met some great people that I still expect to be friends with long after I leave LCC.
Bang for the buck
Awesome price for in-district students!!! Out of district rates are more expensive and international rates are going up by 27%.
Tips for prospective students
1) Use ratemyprofessors.com to learn more about different teachers before registering for their classes. 2) Some teachers don't ever use the text book so you can save money by buying it on-line or from another student, sharing a text book with another student or checking one out from the library. All textbooks are on reference at the library but sometimes an older edition (which is often virtually the same) will be available for check out. 3) Also, if you're looking for a job, consider applying for a student staff position (they'll work around your class schedule and you'll get a reduced parking rate). 4) You can rent a calculator for free from the Women's Resource Center. 5) You should check out LCC's awesome theatre program if you enjoy acting or going to see shows. 6) There is a Wii in the library. 7) There is more to be discovered...
Great for these types of students
Lansing Community College is a great option for anyone living near Lansing or one of LCC's satellite campuses because it is a commuter college, meaning there is no on campus housing/dorms. LCC is a great place to start taking basic courses if you're undecided about your major, want to save some money before transferring, or are a high school student wanting to dual enroll. LCC also offers many different associate degrees and partners with other colleges and universities around the state to offer different bachelor programs through the University Center.
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Hauwa from East Lansing, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I the school is great! they help anyway they possible can , its a small campus , easy to get around!
Tips for prospective students
If you like small classes , with minimum of 30 people you will love it , the teacher actually knows your name
Academic Rigor
They have many clubs that people can sign up and attend , and of course you can start your own !
Dorm Life
They dont have dorms
Food and Dining
Its in downtown Lansing , so they are plenty of places to go eat , but it would be a long walk to get too, the cafeteria inside the school is currently under construction
What to do for fun
Its a community college so their isn't to much to actually do on campus , but from time to time they have sport games and homecoming activities
Bang for the buck
Every check $300 per class which is a good deal in my book!
Clubs and Activities
Many clubs , you name it they have it !
Greek Life
sorry none:(
Campus Safety
very safe , we have security in the building at all times
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Lily from Owosso, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lansing Community College is helpful in admissions. It has small class sizes. LCC also has great professors.
Tips for prospective students
Ask questions because all knowledge assists.
Academic Rigor
It's not that hard to get an A, because the professors are so thorough.
Dorm Life
I'm not sure, because I don't live in a dorm
Food and Dining
I don't think they have restaurants really on campus. The do have some near campus and they are good.
What to do for fun
There's everything pretty much near there, movie theater and all.
Bang for the buck
It's a cheaper option for college, but you get a great education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There aren't really traditions.
Great for these types of students
Great for students in need of help financially.
Greek Life
I not sure if LCC has much of that.
Campus Safety
It's very safe.
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Sandy from Lansing, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I enjoy learning at LCC. My only disappointment is that there seems to be more busy work just for the sake of habit then for reason of learning. My best learning has come from classes that are engaged in the classroom and make us think outside the box rather than just working on assignments.
Tips for prospective students
My tips for prospective students would be to start with the right attitude of planning to give it your all, don't give up and don't be afraid to let the instructors know if you are not getting it.
Academic Rigor
There is a consistent theme of excellence in the school and high standards, which I appreciate. My grade point is a 3.85 which I am very proud of because I know how hard it was to maintain it. To maintain a high grade point, you must keep on course and not miss class or get lazy with homework. But, in the end it will be worth it.
What to do for fun
I like to read, spend time with my family, and work in the community with different cultural initiatives. My favorite is coordinating the African American Parade and Heritage Festival for my place of work, who is a sponsor of the event. Since LCC is in the heart of the city, a lot of the parade participants can park at the school during the parade.
Bang for the buck
Getting involved with cultural events started with work when I had the opportunity to teach classes on diversity and inclusion. I found it so rewarding that I became a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council. I have been honored to have been taught by some wonderful instructors at LCC on Diversity in the Workplace.
Great for these types of students
There are great classes for students who have English as a second language. LCC is very committed to seeing that every student has every opportunity to success.
Clubs and Activities
There are numerous clubs and activities at LCC. The best place to find out what is happening is to go to the Gannon building and watch on the internal TV the coming events. Also there is a Marketing club that is second to none.
Campus Safety
LCC has the best security! Besides having on campus security, they have a degree in criminal justice and have interns patrolling as part of the degree.
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Robert from Westphalia, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I think it all depends on the class you are taking and what level of interest you have in the subject. Some classes like math 107 are very easy because it is mostly stuff the you have learned in high school. I am taking MGMT 231 right now and I am learning so much. This is a subject that I never had in high school and I am very interested in management so it really keeps my attention for the entire class. I have also had professors that just mumble on for 3 hours and that makes it very hard to learn because you zone out so much. When a professor is energetic about the topic I learn so much more, just because it seems like they have a passion for the subject and they make it fun to learn about it.

If you take a lot of the lower level classes I really think you aren't going to learn much unless you didn't pay attention in high school. Once you start getting to the higher level classes the professors make you interact with your classmates a lot more and you start learning a lot that way.
Am enjoying being here
I really do not like being at LCC that much. A majority of the people I see around campus always have a mad look on their face or just look like they want to sleep. Most of the people are not very friendly if you try to strike up a conversation with them.

I have a lot of good friends that are international students. I'm not really sure why but they are so much more outgoing and friendly than the American students on campus.

Since it is a commuter campus people usually just go to class and then go home. There isn't really any activities for people to get involved in on campus, and if there is they don't advertise it well at all, so people are not aware of it.

Overall I would say there is no campus spirit. I really think a lot of people are embarrassed to say they go to LCC because it has the reputation of Last.Chance.College.
Bang for the buck
LCC is a great way to start out college. You can get the same 60 credits that you can get at a 4-year university for half the price. When you go in for a job interview, the employer will not look at where you received your associates degree if you have a bachelors degree. If you end up getting the job you will have far less loans to pay back, because you saved money by paying LCC tuition rates. LCC also allowed me to work downtown for the State of Michigan while I went to school. This helped me save money for tuition and gave me valuable work experience for my resume'. If I went to a 4-year university right away I would have not been able to have the job and make the money that I did.
Tips for prospective students
Before you register for classes online make a list of the classes and professors that you want. Write down the course numbers so you can put them in the into the computer system fast, that will give you a better chance at getting the class you want, because they fill up fast. Also, go to ratemyprofessor.com to see which professors recieved good reviews and bad reviews. This was very helpful for me. Trust me, you do not want a bad professor, they can mess up your G.P.A. big time! If you know anyone has has previously attended LCC ask them which classes and professors are good to take. This was very helpful for me, because I usually ended up with great professors because of advice.

You will be studying at least 2 hours a day. I didn't believe this statement when my high school teachers told me, but it's true! If you want that 4.0 grade your going better get used to tons and tons and tons of reading and note taking. You will get use to it after a while. I would suggest doing school work at LCC, because when I do it at home there are way to many distractions and I don't learn as much. When I do my homework at LCC I have no food to eat, no Facebook, and no T.V., so I am forced to do homework. If you take a writing class bug the heck out of your professor.

I probably had my professor look over my paper at least 5 times before I turned it in. They are there to help you take advantage of it, it will improve your grade so much, I ended up with the blue ribbon award because of it.

If you have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher join the Phi Theta Kappa Honors club. You get to do community service, meet a ton of new people, and it looks great on your resume'.

If you have class in the afternoon you are not going to find a close parking spot. I would suggest having class in the morning. You need to get to L.C.C. no later than 7:50 if you want to make an 8:10 class, because there is usually a long line to park. When you get your Star Card (Card you use to park with) make...
Great for these types of students
LCC is great for someone who wants to save money, before they transfer to a university. It is great for someone who needs to brush up on their academics if they slacked off a bit in high school. LCC is great for someone who is unsure of what they want to major in. You can explore different courses for a very cheap price compared to a university. If you are unsure what you want to be, start at LCC, no since in paying more for the same classes.
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