Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY, USA

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Mohawk Valley Community College
3.11 Average Rating

Gabrielle from Parish, NY

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I visited many colleges and found this one to be the most comfortable fit for me. A small (but not too small) college, where I feel that I will not get lost in the crowd academically. I am looking forward to coming to MVCC!
Academic Rigor
I feel that the Respiratory Care/Therapist degree could be challenging, but I feel that there is a large degree of assistance available for me to succeed.
Dorm Life
Not so sure about the bathroom situation at the dorms, but I am spoiled with my own bathroom!
Food and Dining
Looked good when we visited!
Bang for the buck
An Associates Degree for this price? I can hit the ground running when I graduate from here, not being buried up to my eyeballs in debt!
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Kaitlin from Clinton, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
MVCC is a great school for those who want a good education for less money, also because you can figure out what you want to do before attending a four year school. Has very many classes and majors to choose from. It can be a bit confusing and difficult for people that don't understand how college works.
Tips for prospective students
Talk to your adviser right away and let them know your career goal. If you don't understand something, go straight to your teachers right away rather than email them. If you need to find a good teacher, use ratemyprofessor.com.
Food and Dining
The food is like any college. Your going to be happy to eat food from home and eating out at a restaurant.
What to do for fun
Join clubs and other activities. If you do not have a car, it will be hard for you to get anywhere unless you walk.
Bang for the buck
Good education for the amount you pay.
Great for these types of students
Unsure students who aren't completely comfortable with choosing a four year school yet.
Clubs and Activities
Many things to get involved in.
Greek Life
A couple clubs for anyone that enjoys that kind of stuff.
Campus Safety
Always around campus.
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Jackie from Little Falls, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers are great, I've yet to have one who wasn't interesting and knowledgeable in their field.
Am enjoying being here
People in general are open and nice, I've certainly felt I learned and improved a lot my two years here.
Bang for the buck
You won't beat the price, especially for your first two years! Classes transfer incredibly easily as well.
Tips for prospective students
Just because you're at a small, cheap school does not mean you should slack off! The work you put into these two years will aid you greatly for your final two should you decide to move on.
Great for these types of students
I'd say independent students will fare better here, since the way the main offices are run require you to do a lot of work on your own. It's frustrating at times, but in the end it certainly prepares you for the real world.
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Stacy from New Woodstock, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mohawk Valley Community College is a wonderful collage. I am a returning adult going back to become a RN. I though it would be a challenging, yet I was accepted with open arms. From the staff, to the students, to the activities that they offer!
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to go to there open house. It really is helpful when you are first learning about the school. They show you where the main offices are, where your main classes will be, libary, ect. It was a big help. Also remember to sign up for clubs! It always looks good, and (like me) you might get offered to have lunch with the dean!
Dorm Life
Honestly I could not answer this question because I don't live in the dorms.
Food and Dining
I don't think it's that bad. They have sandwiches, pizza hut, salads, ect.
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Charlotte from Ilion, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This college is very geared toward learning disabilities. I found their financial aid to be great- I've been there for three years and I have been covered for everything including books. I am impressed with the staff, never have gotten into a tangle with them- ever!
Tips for prospective students
Best way to get involved is to get to know your professors! Most likely they will be the ones who are leading the group or club, but they also can point you in the right direction to find who does.
Academic Rigor
The 100 level courses are very easy, however once you reach the 200 level courses, the course work and load become harder then before!
Dorm Life
Dorms are great if you are used to an atmosphere with other people. They were clean, and I got to know the cleaning lady very well!
Food and Dining
Food is okay, but could be better. However for the amount you pay, food is food, right?
What to do for fun
There are lots of events on campus- soccer is a big thing! Around town there is lots to do- there is 5 dollar movie tickets every Friday and there is the Munson Williams art institute you can go to if your an art person!
Bang for the buck
Very worth the money you spend! Community College is a great way to save on the first two years of college!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The campus is very small, however the track is great for going for walks on!
Great for these types of students
Learning disabled, full time workers, parents, those who are paying for college on their own and for those who need the time to get to know how college works.
Clubs and Activities
Thousands of clubs to join! And you can make your own club too just by talking to the student life advisers!
Greek Life
Not so much Greek life here- sorry :(
Campus Safety
Excellent safety! There are blue boxes with telephones everywhere on campus and you can have officers escort you. There was a gang fight that was going to be happening the night of my birthday and they handed out fliers saying to stay in the dorms and had Utica Police there to escort you. They jumped on top of the alert and thankfully no one was hurt!
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Jennifer from UTICA, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I believe this is a great school with professors that know what they are doing in the fields that they teach. They have been in the field for many years as professionals and most of them are continuing their education.
Tips for prospective students
READ!!!!!
Dorm Life
Did not live on campus
Food and Dining
Did not eat on campus but the coffee is good!
What to do for fun
DGV events on campus.
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Kira from Morrisville, NY

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I'm looking forward to coming to MVCC in fall 2011.
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