Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar, IA, USA

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Northeast Iowa Community College
3.13 Average Rating

Katarina from Monona, IA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have a disease, epilepsy, and I feel better since the teachers work around my disability.
Am enjoying being here
I always have fun in the testing center. The testing center is located in the Student Center.
Bang for the buck
I believe that this college is a starter. I would rather have my general education classes finished so I don't have to take them again. All that I have to do is transfer the credits.
Tips for prospective students
The only tip I want to give at this moment is to follow your heart.
Great for these types of students
Just like anywhere, there is a ride range of students. However, more and more kids are coming out of their shells when they start at a small college like this one.
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Luis from Postville, IA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
If you're fresh out of high school or are trying to get back into school then NICC is a great place to look at. It's not too big or too small of a school with a wide array of classes you can take. I chose to attend here not only because it's affordable but because they offer courses on campus as well as online which fit my schedule very well.
Tips for prospective students
If you're going to do online classes make sure you keep yourself on track. Without a teacher cues and deadlines it's easy to stay off track or even forget to finish a homework assignment on time. The online website that NICC provides is very easy to follow and you can see all your current classes on the front page with reminders for when assignments and tests are due as well.
Academic Rigor
I wouldn't say that any of the classes I've taken have been painfully challenging or hard to complete. That's not to say that I passed them with ease. On the contrary, I have taken mostly online classes and have had to develop a sort of discipline and new study habits in order to keep up with my classes. Perhaps the classes didn't seem overly difficult for me because the teachers give enough time to complete assignments and are always there, either by email, appointment or phone call, in case I ever had a question or any problems with the subject matter.
Dorm Life
This school does not offer any dorms. I live in a town about 19 miles away and I either take classes online or drive the 19 miles back and forth everyday for class.
Food and Dining
The school cafeteria recently had a change in their menu, actually. It's almost like a small restaurant specially made for NICC. They have breakfast and lunch there everyday with some things that are ready to go in case you're in a hurry. I have eaten there quite a bit, actually, and I do like their food very much. Their menu ranges from pancakes, omelets, eggs, sausage, etc., for breakfast to burgers, pizza, wraps, salads, and lunch specials for lunch.
What to do for fun
The student center always has something fun. Sometimes we have magicians coming in, musicians, etc. and it's always fun to go and see what they're going to have on that day during the week.
Bang for the buck
This is one of the great things about NICC. You get a big education for a small price. Price per credit is only $150 which is a lot cheaper than most schools around the area.
Great for these types of students
If you're a high school student about to graduate, NICC is a great place to go. You can attend NICC for your first 2 years and then transfer to your school of choice afterwards (which is what I am currently doing). This way, you're slowly introduced into the college scene and you save a lot of money on your first 2 years in college. If you're trying to save money and need to work then this college is also for you. They offer quite a bit of their classes online. This saves you the time of going to the actual classroom . You do still have to study quite a bit on your own, though, but that's nothing new.
Greek Life
NICC has Phi Theta Kappa, which I am a member of, on their campus.
Campus Safety
I've never heard of any safety problems having to do with the campus at NICC and my time there has been spent well.
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