Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX, USA

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Lone Star College System

3.01 Average Rating

Taryn from Houston, TX

a past student here
19 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
The school offers various ways of teaching for all types of learners. The tutoring center is definitely a great thing to take advantage of!
Did enjoy being here
The school is right in the middle of a great suburban area, so I was able to find a job close to the school and make a little more money.
Bang for the buck
My tuition was almost free! Earning financial aid through this school is easy to attain.
Tips for prospective students
Don't think any less of yourself for having to attend a community college and not a known 4-year school. I frowned upon the fact that I had to go here instead of a university, but after its all said and done, I was so thankful I made that decision! I received a great education that was extremely inexpensive and without much stress. This school is great about offering financial aid. It is a great place to get your education- affordable, well-rounded, stress-free! The knowledge I gained here is no less then what I would've earned at a university!
Great for these types of students
Great for students who have to provide for themselves or who's parents can't offer a lot of financial support. It's great for anyone who wants to get a great education for less.
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Joseph from Spring, TX

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I've taken some great College Level courses here, in a small, (mostly) student friendly environment.
Am enjoying being here
A nice campus, but can't wait to transfer to a full 4 yr college.
Bang for the buck
Unbeatable prices! Defeinetely reccomend anyone to take first 2 years here, and this is the main reason.
Tips for prospective students
Check out the professors before you register. There are some absoulutely amazing teachers here, but one or two that you should avoid at all costs.
Great for these types of students
Relaxed- It's a pretty laid back place
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Alex from Houston, TX

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I took three classes my first semester in college in the fall of 2009. I took Spanish 2402, English 1301, and History 1301. Yet the classes were hard in a since of you had to work for your grade unlike high school, the teachers helpped you through out the entire way with small classes.
Am enjoying being here
With classes not excceding 25, you have a better teacher student experience. Most theacher teach three classes so they do remeber there students by name and by profile that student can tell there professors. The students are very respectful, it like high school in a way but there none of the yelling, respect gaining, gang nonsence. Students in college understand that there paying to be there so they understand that they have a goal to accomplish. There are no living quarter but with several loctions in houston, it no more then a 10 minute drive from your house.
Bang for the buck
I just completed 3 classes and will attend 6 more with my fafsa and i will have a refund back to keep for myself yet to help me with living expenses. In total, this year took a fouth of my financial aid , i had an EFC of 0 so you do get more bang for your buck. But dont stop trying to get scholerships, they will help you alot. With tuition, you get acces to the gym thats open during college hours, the student center where you can lounge and play pool and outher activitys, and professional's help for you classes at no cost to you.
Tips for prospective students
You dont have to be ranked No.1 in your class to be the top in class. Just Study hard (enough) and understand the course and you'll do fine. Dont over due yourself. Take 4 to 3 classes at first to prepare yourself then go crazy but becareful texas has a 3 drop limit.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for any type of students. In a way its high school again for 2 years, thugs and all. But just remeber everyone is more respectful, no fight and no confrontation.There are several activitys for students, track, baseball, and soccer, i dont know about football. This college has debate, arts, acting, and sevral outher activitys that can compete with the nations top colleges.
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Katherine from Spring, TX

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
You may hear about how certain classes at 4-year universities are extremely hard and designed to weed out freshmen. This can be discouraging and difficult for many students who are unsure about the transition from high school to college. Lone Star provides a challenging and valuable curriculum in each of its classes that rival these weed-out classes. The courses are just as rigorous as any private or state school, but the instructors actually see you as a person and not as another grade to submit.
Am enjoying being here
There is always something to do in between classes at any campus. From free coke floats on one day to seminars that provide study tips the next day, there is something for everyone to do. It almost feels like you attend class but have recess for the rest of the day.
Bang for the buck
It is VERY affordable to attend Lone Star. The financial aid that is available to veterans and students with hardships is varied and thorough and the scholarships offered to students who excel in classes are phenomenal. I truly feel like I am getting an equally good education as my friends at state schools for a fraction of what they're paying.
Tips for prospective students
Be sure to register for classes as early as possible--you'll get the pick of the best times and best classes.
Great for these types of students
Lone Star is great for students who aren't sure what they want to major in or need to continue to stay at the job they have. The availability of classes at different times and the variety of classes allow almost anyone to figure out what path they want to take.
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Chance from Spring, TX

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This is a very good community college. I feel blessed to have this education available to me for such a cheap price. I feel as though the classes are the quality you would receive at a full university, but rather than having to go to an auditorium of 300 students, I can attend classes at Lonestar of only around 25-30 students where my teacher knows my name and my grades personally.
Am enjoying being here
I really enjoy the classes, but I do sometimes wish i could be at a university and experience student life like that.
Bang for the buck
Full-college learning for a much reduced price.
Tips for prospective students
Go here and get your basics out of the way before going to a university. You will have smaller class sizes but the teaching is the same quality. And you won't have to spend 500-700 dollars just for a basic english class.
Great for these types of students
Everyone.
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Kelley from Houston, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At this school the professors are very well educated and well versed in their subjects. It is usually very easy to understand the material as well. There are lots of resources here too to help you learn, such as math labs and a writing tutor in the library.
Am enjoying being here
On the Kingwood campus, we have plenty of student activities and clubs, and they have many fun things going on. Just a few days ago we had a craw fish boil, and around Mardi Gras we had a parade. The campus is kept very clean, whenever your leaving a bathroom a janitor is coming out.
Bang for the buck
With all of the resources at your fingertips, such as tutors, labs, and online classrooms, it is definitely more than worth the cost. It is a great quality education at a fraction of the cost of a university.
Tips for prospective students
My tips for prospective students are not to let the fact that it is a community college make you feel less of yourself for attending. Also, use the resources they give you to become a better student.
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Nastassia from Humble, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers I've worked with have been wonderful and helpful. Open and helpful after class it's made going to school so much easier knowing I can e-mail or contact my teachers at any time and knowing they'll reply to me in a timely manner. They have been willing to work with us in a way that I can only describe as bending over backwards. If anyone fails any of the classes I have right now, which aren't easy, it isn't because of a lack of help from the professors.
Am enjoying being here
Usually my classmates an I are there waiting outside of class up to ten minutes before it even starts. My classmate have been wonderful to work with. The Financial Aid office was a mess and you have to constantly stay on top of them but the other advisers are welcoming and informative with a reasonable side that I appreciate.
Bang for the buck
The price is great if your trying to save money or want to take cheaper classes outside of a big university.
Tips for prospective students
If you already know you want to go to a big university or the similar talk with them about taking classes at a community college and transferring as much as you can. You'll save so much money and work with smaller classes that can really benefit you.
Great for these types of students
Great for students who are looking to transfer.
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Ellen from Tomball, TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are small and the teachers are very hands on. They will take the time to answer questions and help you understand the material.
Am enjoying being here
The environment is very open and enjoyable. There are many clubs to join.
Bang for the buck
The tutiton is very low. Lower than other universitys. Still its a good price to just get an associates degree.
Tips for prospective students
Check out ratemyprofessor.com and check out the professors of your intended class before you pay for the class.
Great for these types of students
Figure out your academic plan. It will help you figure out the classes that you need or don't need.
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Gabriel from Spring, TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Starting college at the age of 16 was a little daunting; after all, from sixth grade on, I was homeschooled, which was great. I received a terrific education from my mother, as well as other teachers in homeschool co-ops. However, by the time I reached my senior year of high school, I had taken all of the classes necessary for a high school diploma, but neither my parents nor I were ready for me to attend a university. The solution was Lone Star College, which has enriched my education by enabling me to learn from outstanding professionals, preparing me for a university setting, and helping me create lasting relationships with other students and staff.
Before I started my first semester at Lone Star in Fall 2008, my parents presented me with an interesting financial aid offer. They agreed to pay for my classes and books as long as I made As; any other grade would result in me having to pay them back for the class. Thus far, I’ve only made one B; but my success can be attributed a great deal to the outstanding teachers at Lone Star. I have taken several classes in which I would have made significantly lower grades had it not been for the additional time and tutoring provided by professors. Had I taken those classes at a university, I likely never would have had the opportunity to receive one-on-one private help from a professor in order to excel in a class. But at Lone Star, every professor I’ve had has taken a personal interest in my education. They truly want students to succeed, whether they’re working toward an associate’s degree or planning to transfer to a larger university.
When I transfer to a university in Fall 2010, I will take along many excellent habits that formed as a result of my experiences at Lone Star. One of the best preparational tools Lone Star provided me was new student orientation. I went in expecting to hear about how great Lone Star College was; instead, I received excellent information about how to succeed at the college l...
Tips for prospective students
Be sure to attend new student orientation; the information you obtain is invaluable.
Go to class! It's amazing how many people do not attend class but expect good grades.
Get to know the professors. They are a fantastic bunch of people who will help you succeed in any way possible.
Great for these types of students
Homeschooled students (like me!).
High school graduates who want to make excellent grades in freshman- and sophomore-level classes before transferring to a university (you save a load of money and have a much more personal, intimate teaching environment).
Those who want specialized degrees that require 2 years of college or those going to nursing school.
Continuing education.
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Oliver from TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
So far I have taken a philosophy, English, history, and math class and in each class the teachers really focus on helping the students. There are a variety of methods that are used to accommodate each students needs which is very helpful. The teachers do very well for offering their time outside of the classroom and using their time to get through the lessons.

Am enjoying being here
I like this school because it is not to big but not to small either. There are many activities and sports that are offered, along with, tools that are provided if students are struggling with their classes. I love that there are so many choices for the time that you can take your class and the late start classes if you are not able to start on time.
Bang for the buck
They offer a large variety of financial aid for students that are not able to afford going to school. As long as you have a proof of identity then it is not that hard to obtain!
Tips for prospective students
Many of the classes are transferable here so it would be a great start before going to a university. Going to the community college before a university is very helpful since you take the same prerequisite classes but for a much cheaper price!
Great for these types of students
I have to say that it would be great for students that are able to manage their time or for students that are learning how to manage time. The teachers do a very good job at helping students that have trouble with time management and students that are able manage their time gain a lot of independence. It is also a great school for students that want to participate with extracurricular activities as well as classes.
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