Northwest Florida State College
Niceville, FL, USA

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Northwest Florida State College
2.76 Average Rating

Miguel from Niceville, FL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Since i started attending, I've been enrolled in the Pre-Architectural Program. When started, I did not know i had any drawing skills, as time went by, i managed to complete several renderings. I've learnt several different techniques on how to bring life, movement, and color to a 2-D sketch so it would become a 3-D drawing.

Math courses are very well taught, if by any reason, i happen to not fully comprehend the lecture, i can always visit the math-lab. There are about 4-5 tutors at all times, very well prepared, very polite and very friendly.

There are numerous ways of getting any sort of help, online-tutoring, 24/7 online-librarians, resource center, etc.
Am enjoying being here
Even though it is not a huge college, it is a pretty big college for our community, allowing to attend smaller classes, which means we get to know mostly everybody.

I am enrolled in the Pre-Architectural Program, which means i must take all my classes with the same class mates i started with way back in Fall-2008. We have been very helpful with each other, very friendly, etc.

The one thing i enjoy the most, it my free time. The college is very flexible, is very easy to get from one building to another, it is just great.
Bang for the buck
If any monetary help is received, use it wisely, there are several people who wish they get any, but do not, and must pay from their pockets.

It is a bit expensive once enrolled in the Pre-Architectural program because of the materials needed to complete projects. It is all worth it, the more projects completed, the better the person gets at it.
Tips for prospective students
A few tips i have for prospective students are the same tips i received when i started.
1)Be prepared to attend all class sessions.
2)be prepared to do out-side-of-school work.
3)Don't skip, 3 times could get you hurt.
4)If getting any financial aid, use it wisely, there are people who do not get any.
5)Work hard in the short-term, enjoy your life in the long-term.
Great for these types of students
There are a few very good programs i know the college offers.
1)Pre-Architecture.
2)Drafting.
3)Nursing.
4)Law Enforcement.
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Rachel from Shalimar, FL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Northwest Florida State College is a great place for students who are not ready to leave home yet. The faculty and staff are very helpful and nice, and the campus is small and secure. There are also many campuses to choose from so you can go to whichever one is closest to you.
Tips for prospective students
Register as early as possible, and if you are receiving financial aid, make sure that gets worked out prior to the deadline for payments or else you may be dropped from your classes. Also, make sure you try and get all of your classes at the same campus so you wont have to drive all around town.
Academic Rigor
The academic rigor is very good at NWFSC. There are many difficult classes to choose from, but it is up to the student/degree program to determine if they take them or not.
Dorm Life
There are no dorms available at NWFSC. But, students could live off campus at an apartment close by.
Food and Dining
At the Fort Walton Beach campus (the one i attend) there are vending machines all over campus, and a conveniently located cafe in the library where they have a lot of different selections of food and beverages.
What to do for fun
There is always something fun going on at either the FWB of Niceville Campus, students receive e-mails daily about things going on.
Bang for the buck
NWFSC is MUCH cheaper then going to a larger University. It is a very good college to go to if you are wanting to save up some money before you head off to a different school.
Great for these types of students
It is great for students who are not yet ready to leave home, and who want to receive their A.A.'s before transferring to another college or university. It is also good for people living within the FWB community who may be older and do not want to travel to other places to get an education and want a cheaper education as well.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and activities going on on the campus. I know NWFSC has a great drama group, and also has great sports teams as well.
Greek Life
There is no Greek Life that I am aware of.
Campus Safety
The FWB campus is very small and comfortable. You feel secure there and it is in a very safe location.
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Jordin from Niceville, FL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are some pretty good teachers here, but there are also some pretty bad ones. The trick is finding ones that match your preferences. Just don't come here if you plan on majoring in Chemistry.
Am enjoying being here
Its a good atmosphere, I really like the water features. I also enjoy the concerts and performances at the arts center and the students events, such as Fall fling.
Bang for the buck
Pretty good price
Tips for prospective students
Just the general tips: be organized, take notes, etc. More specific tips depend on teacher.
Great for these types of students
Artistic students, individuals
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Megan from Crestview, FL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The class sizes don't exceed 30-ish students which gives oppertunities for questions to be answered and a deep understanding of material to be obtained.
Am enjoying being here
Most of the teachers, staff and students are friendly and the campus is great! It is easy to get around and there are lot of places to go nearby, the facilities are useful and the basketball games in the brand new gym are great!
Bang for the buck
Not the best education in florida but it is challenging and gets you a degree and it is very cheap so if you are on a budget its not too bad
Tips for prospective students
Not reccomended for people with science majors, took Chem with Teets and got my first C, i hadnt even had a B since elementary school, put me right off chemistry for life and ruined my GPA.
Great for these types of students
People on a budget, people living at home, people not going for a science major.
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