Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Perkinston, MS, USA

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
3.79 Average Rating

Raymone from Gulfport, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mississippi Gulf Coast is one of the best community colleges in the country. School spirit, amazing band, superb athletics department and dedicated teachers. Definitely a great way to follow up after High school.
Tips for prospective students
Community college is a great way to make the switch from high school to college. And it ends up being cheaper to complete 2-3 years in community college then go to the college of your choice. You'll save lots of money, yet still having a great time earning your education.
Academic Rigor
The teachers are some of the most dedicated and hard-working teachers I've ever met. It's pretty inspiring to myself to see how much they love their jobs.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is great at Perkinston so far. I can't wait for my second year there.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria always has delicious food and the drink fountains are the best.
What to do for fun
In my spare time at Perkinston, I take band. I am on drumline and we are very dedicated at what we do.
Bang for the buck
Gulf Coast football games are the best to be at. Great players and amazing fans. The football players love the band and can't get enough of us when we play in the stands and march during half time.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
In band, they hold a milk drinking contest every year and the winner gets a prize.
Great for these types of students
Perkinston has many clubs, classes and programs that almost the whole college takes part in. It's great to see so many people active.
Clubs and Activities
Basketball, step team, marching band, football, soccer, baseball, intermural sports, theatre, choir, jazz band, indoor drumline
Greek Life
Not very sure about this. I may get more into it my sophomore year.
Campus Safety
The campus police keep a watchful eye on what happens around campus. I feel safer here than home sometimes. Dorms are only accessable if you are registered to live in that dorm.
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Richard from Kingstree, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a great school that is located in a small community. The college has everything from sports, to residence housing. You will have a great experience here and the instructors and personnel are always looking out for your best interest.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure if your thinking about living on campus to apply early. Also make sure that you get all your transcripts in on time because it will hold up your financial aid.
Academic Rigor
Academics are sub-par to none. You will be taught what you should know so you can transfer to a four year institution.
Dorm Life
The dorm at update and some residence halls come with micro-fridges and microwaves. All rooms are double occupancy and you must select a meal plan if your living on campus.
Food and Dining
There are two types of meal plans. A five day and seven day, You also can eat at the grill if the cafeteria is closed. You will also find different restaurants in the nearby towns. Just minutes down or up the road.
What to do for fun
The are many things to do. Sports whether it's going to the many different sporting events or even attending the crab crack or the many events held on campus all year round.
Bang for the buck
The tuition and fee are relatively inexpensive, That's why I choose this college. I could of went to any other school with my major. But the small class sizes and inexpensive tuition had me sold. Then the fact the there were dorms was another plus.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The campus is located in a small community. Outside of the campus there is nothing there. So if you plan on doing things off campus you will need to have a car or no someone that does.
Great for these types of students
Anyone majoring in anything from Business to Mortuary Science are welcomed. They have many degree programs and also have articulation agreements with different universities in the state and out of state.
Clubs and Activities
There are many different clubs ranging from the dogpound to the yearbook club and many more.
Greek Life
There are many different clubs and organizations as well. From Aplha Beta Gamma, Sigma Phi Sigma Chi Omicron Delta Chapter, Rho Lambda Sigma & Xi Mu Theta (Step Team) and mnay more.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is great. There are campus police that are on duty 24/7.
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Haley

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
attending mississippi gulf coast community college is definitely something you should consider! it is a wonderful learning environment. there is always something to do on campus!
Tips for prospective students
enjoy your time here because time flies by! it is so amazing to have two years of community college experience before you move on to a university. just make sure your credits will transfer!
Academic Rigor
as an honors student, i always feel myself being adequately challenged. all of the courses i have taken have been thoroughly interesting, and my teachers are all so helpful!
Dorm Life
i actually do not attend the perkinston campus, so i do not live in the dorms. however, i have heard very nice things about them!
Food and Dining
i love the cafeteria at my campus. the food is always fresh and delicious, and i absolutely love the staff! they are so kind and funny, and they always put me in a good mood!
Great for these types of students
if you meet the requirements, the honors program is absolutely amazing! the classes are always fun, and you are guaranteed to make some amazing friends.
Clubs and Activities
join phi theta kappa! it is a fantastic honors society and you will get so much out of it. our chapter is very active in our community - and, of course, scholarships are readily available for ptk members!
Campus Safety
i have never once felt unsafe on campus!
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Tiffany from Gulfport, MS

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The class sizes are smaller so you can get a lot of one on one time with teacher. The atmosphere is more casual in the classroom than in high school, but the teachers still expect you to do your work, naturally. Most of the teachers have a dry sense of humor when they teach, which makes the class time very enjoyable.
Am enjoying being here
Friends you make in the dorms or from involvement in different school groups such as band are going to be your friends for a lifetime. Perk has a very relaxed, social atmosphere. There are SO MANY opportunities to get involved on campus such as dance teams or religious organizations as well as opportunities in the community. The Events Coordinator in the Student Center always has an endless list of volunteer opportunities. One in particular is volunteering at Perk Elementary and reading to the students in the library or helping the PTA on Fridays for their Sale Day during the kids recess.
Bang for the buck
There are SO many scholarships available that the school offers that it's almost foolish to not take advantage of any. Not to mention you'll be saving MEGA bucks by starting out at a Community College.
Tips for prospective students
My busiest day I am in class for 5 hours. Meaning there's at least another 10 hours of free time during the day. Learn to separate social time and homework. Set time apart for homework. Log off Facebook! Maybe plan frequent study dates with friends. Whatever needs to be done, it's just imperative to study or you'll get behind real quick.
On a lighter note; WORK STUDY! Work = Money. Simple as that. Within the first or second week of July go to the Financial Aid office and ask for Work Study. PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST. They may or may not ask you to, YOU ask to if they don't. If you don't put your name on the list, you won't get work study.
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Megan from Pass Christian, MS

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The campus is beautiful. The cafeteria has terrific food. The teachers are awesome.
Tips for prospective students
To make sure you are at least taking classes geared toward your goals so in case you change up your major you can always apply your classes.
Academic Rigor
Its very important to keep up and always study. Stay motivated!
Dorm Life
Not sure I don't nor have I ever stayed on campus.
Food and Dining
Its terrific the cafeteria always looks very clean and the food smells and tastes terrific.
What to do for fun
There is always something going on on campus such as pep rallies, fashion shows, talent shows and extra curricular activities.
Bang for the buck
I am currently in my second semester of the surgical tech program and as a returning student I love this school!
Campus Safety
The campus police are everywhere which definitely makes me feel safe and most importantly for my 3 year old son who also attends the campus daycare.
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Amanda from Biloxi, MS

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
MGCCC is a great institution to begin someone's college career. It exemplifies great leadership among instructors and staff who care about the students. The classes are challenging yet possible to pass as a hard-working student and the school is just an all around great experience.
Tips for prospective students
The most important advice I have to offer to future students is to choose a major that challenges you. Picking a career just because it is easy will just be a preview of how unfulfilling your life after college will be, because chances are, the career will not be something that interests you. Community colleges are a great way to develop your higher level thinking. Use Gulf Coast as a positive experience that helps transition you from high school to the next level, whether it is a career immediately or a university college. This college can help you in so many ways as long as you let it. It is what you make it.
Academic Rigor
MGCCC is a challenging college depending on your major of course. The curriculum is tough but is possible to understand and learn from. Also, overall the instructors are very inviting to students who seek extra effort and are extremely helpful in offering many ways to show the students better ways to comprehend the material. The students at Mississipppi Gulf Coast Community colleges are held at high standards set by the instructors and general staff.
Dorm Life
The dorm life on MGCCC Perkinston campus helps involve students with their campus. It is led by very professional adults who care about the students. There is always something going on offering things above the influence for students living in the dorms on campus. The dorms also provide a very safe environment for students by keeping the buildings locked without a student id of residents in the halls they are assigned to live in only. The residence staff are strict on cleanliness in the halls, noise level for studying and sleeping purposes, and keeping doors locked to prevent theft. The residence halls are a great way to get involved on campus, to meet new people, and to live in a safe, convenient area.
Food and Dining
The food and dining at Gulf Coast is positive. It is clean and is staffed by hard-working individuals. The food is decent, especially for being a cafeteria. There are rules to help keep the cafeteria running smoothly. The dining area is well organized which helps to make meals more practical.
What to do for fun
There are many things on MGCCC's campus to do for fun. The campus always has something going on to benefit its students. There are many complimentary fun services on campus such as cookouts and free giveaways hosted by the student activities staff. There are festivals that depend on holidays and many sporting events always going on.
Bang for the buck
The curriculum at MGCCC is challenging that teaches students many helpful things. This level of education is very worth the price and the amount tuition costs is very reasonable for an average student.
Clubs and Activities
There is a large variety of clubs and activities at Gulf Coast that offer involvement to all types of students. The clubs are very involved in community service and helping the college better itself. There are many fun activities to become involved with.
Greek Life
Because MGCCC is a community college, there is no Greek Life offered.
Campus Safety
The campus is very safe by keeping residence halls locked to those without access to a student id, by the amount of surveillance, and the commitment of campus police. There are many ways the school practices safe methods of operation.
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Celeste from Pass Christian,Ms, MS

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
MGCCC is a wonderful school to attend if you haven't already. The instructor's are very understanding and they really care about their students. The facility is also very nice and helpful.
Tips for prospective students
The tips for future students from my prospective would be to make sure you keep in touch with financial aid and with admissions.
Dorm Life
No dorms
What to do for fun
Football games and different events monthly.
Bang for the buck
Everything on campus is reasonable.
Campus Safety
The campus safety is wonderful, no worries!
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Cassey from Gauiter, MS

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The instructors are very nice and are always trying to help student reach their full potential. The classrooms are big and very clean. The students who attend here are very nice and friendly.
Bang for the buck
The education here is worth every penny spent.
Campus Safety
This is a very safe college. Campus police are very nice and helpful.
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Lyle from Diberville, MS

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Classes are fairly sized. Big enough classes for a teacher to help a student individually.
Am enjoying being here
The faculty and other students there are great. A lot of school related activities to join. The enviroment is very nice to be around.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to work hard and study.
Great for these types of students
Great for students that loves being around smaller colleges, and would not mind meeting new people.
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Shalante from Wiggins, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Tips for prospective students
Do homework, study for test, but remember to have fun.
Dorm Life
Amazing, the dorm mother is really cool and is always there to lend a hleping hand. Most of the students are very welcoming.
Food and Dining
The food is good. There is somewhat of a differnt variety eveyday. There is dessert to.
What to do for fun
Join in on events or small actvities, that go on almost everyday. Go to the Football game it is free for students.
Great for these types of students
Students that enjoy many different activities and events, that the college plans. Students that might be a little nervous about college or would just like to find a good place to start.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many different Clubs and Activities. They are endless.
Campus Safety
The campus police are always riding around making sure nothing is wrong. They also have phone numbers to call to maybe walk with you if you get scared right after a late class.
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