National Park College
Hot Springs, AR, USA

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National Park College
3.05 Average Rating

Druann from Hot Springs, AR

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Heck to the Yes! In all of my science classes, I have learned so much information that just keeps getting bigger and bigger each semester. I have come to LOVE genetics because of my Biology class with Mrs. Gentles. I will point out to people if they are recessive or dominant and explain why. I also use more specific terms for the body and such when talking to people because of Anatomy and Physiology I.
Am enjoying being here
I do enjoy being at NPCC because the student-teacher ratio is great and people are very friendly including the staff. The ratio is fantastic especially for me because I tend to ask many questions and I don't feel embarrassed to. The staff will help you with any problems you are having. The counselors are great too for helping with choosing classes and degrees and transfer credits.
Bang for the buck
Oh Definitely. NPCC is mis-judged by a long shot. Yes, it is close to home but they definitely work you just like any other college. Most of the classes are transferable so you will be able to transfer to a 4-year University with ease. Some of the classes are a challenge too which means it is not a blow-off college which i think most people think about a 2-year college. The Nursing Program is one of the BEST in the state and if you go to St. Joe's College that is located in Hot Springs, they will say that most of their staff is from NPCC.
Tips for prospective students
You might need some study skills which you can get from Success Seminar and i suggest Mrs. Murphy. She will help you relax and get comfortable with the college staff, surroundings, and other students. Also, to keep all your papers neat because the teachers will surprise you by asking for the whole semesters work. If you are taking a language class, the neat thing about NPCC is that you are allowed to take lets say Spanish II and pass it and get credit for passing Spanish I and II. That is a GREAT feature and helpful so you can graduate as fast as you can.
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Roy from Hot Springs, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
NPCC, although a smaller school, has much to offer. I am very satisfied with the staffing, both in and out of the classroom. I have had too few negative experiences to say that I wouldn't recommend this college to anyone seeking to improve their education.
Tips for prospective students
Get a solid education for less! National Park Community College tuition pricing will be extremely difficult to beat. You can check with the ADHE's Arkansas Transfer Course System if you plan on attending a major state university to finish your degree, and save money!
Academic Rigor
Don't be fooled by the 'small town college' environment. Many courses, at least those of which I have taken, have the same challenging material of those offered at other establishments. The advantage here is that the smaller environment allows for personal connection with the instructors, giving you a greater advantage and higher chances of success in the course.
Dorm Life
No on-campus housing; does not apply.
Food and Dining
There is a Soup and Sandwich Cafe located in the Student Center. The food is pretty good. There are also many restaurants and fast food locations not too far from this location.
What to do for fun
There is a Basketball Court in the Physical Education building, as well as some other equipment.
Bang for the buck
From my experience, NPCC's Bang for the Buck value is unparalleled.
Great for these types of students
Great for all groups of students. Seemingly higher than average percentile of non-traditional students.
Campus Safety
Provides a very safe, comfortable environment.
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Lindsay from Hot Springs, AR

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
So far it seems like I will love it. The only complaint I have is there is a lack of returning emails from the employees here, but sometimes that is understandable. I am looking forward to starting here in a few weeks.
Tips for prospective students
Get your information!!!! Look for scholarships and grants elsewhere, because I have had no luck with such things at the college.
Academic Rigor
Good!
Dorm Life
I do not live in a dorm, so I do not know.
Food and Dining
Never been to the cafeteria.
What to do for fun
Hot Springs has things to do for fun for all types of students that attend this college.
Bang for the buck
So far, I am certain that I will get my moneys worth out of this school.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
None that I am aware of at the moment.
Great for these types of students
Any student. I have seen single parents, disabled students, all kinds of different ethnicity's, and all ages.
Clubs and Activities
I am currently unaware of all of the clubs and activities, but there is a lot of advertisement for them around the school.
Greek Life
None that I am aware of.
Campus Safety
I feel safe when on campus:)
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Leigh from Hot Springs, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
i have been taking as many classes online as possible seeing that i am a single parent trying to work, go to school, and provide for my daughter. the online classes that national park community college are not only well-outlined and organized, but the teachers are very caring and passionate, just as if i was in a classroom. national park community college has worked with all my needs and availabilities to ensure that i can further my education to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher.
Tips for prospective students
my tips for prospective students would consist of three main factors, stay focused, time management, and learning techniques. make a goal and stick to it. watch your time on all classes to ensure achievement. find your personal learning technique and conquer. national park is the way to go, whether it is online or in the classroom.
Academic Rigor
i have not found a class yet that i have been disappointed in. thank you national park community college.
Dorm Life
i personally do not live in a dorm. i do, however, have friends that do. they speak of the cleanliness and great organization of the dorms.
Food and Dining
i have never eaten at the college, but i have heard great reviews.
What to do for fun
take a pe class! national park community college has many extra activities that are very exciting, such as kayaking, canoeing, and hiking.
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