Owens Community College
Perrysburg, OH, USA

Reviews

Owens Community College
3.14 Average Rating

Austin from Toledo, OH

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Owens is very nice to get an education that will get you a job in a competive job market. The class very much so get you ready for the real world.
Tips for prospective students
To make sure you keep grades and test scores up so you can start with the college level classes and not take remedial classes.
Academic Rigor
The courses are designed to get you into working right after college so there is not alot of down time so you have ot stay on top of your work.
Dorm Life
The campus is very nice to be on and you make lots of friends
Food and Dining
the owens cafe has all kinds of food you will love.
Sign in to rate & review

Amber from Toledo, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I give Owens a 5 star rating, they are unbelievable.
The staff works with you and most of all they remember you because it isn't a very large school.
Additionally the school its culturally diverse and more affordable.
Tips for prospective students
Be on top of you financial aid
Meet with advisers every semester to make sure your on track
take FYE your first semester and use the academic plan you make in that class to schedule your next classes/
Dorm Life
There aren't really dorms there apartments near by they basically consider their dorm and they are NICE.
Food and Dining
Love the food, great selection
What to do for fun
Sporting Events, spring bling and different random activities through out the whole year.
Bang for the buck
More affordable! I recommend people to start at owens then transfer to a four year college of your choice it save a lot of money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
none come to mind
Great for these types of students
Art and Culinary Students, we have so many options. There are few schools that arent specifically for art majors that have options.
Clubs and Activities
So many clubs i cant name them all.
Greek Life
There isnt any.
Campus Safety
Campus police are EVERYWHERE!! they catch everything
Sign in to rate & review

Tiffany from Toledo, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I would rate Owens Community College a four out of five stars. They have a lot to offer at this school and they work with many schools for transferring in and out. They have just about every thing there expect maybe a pool.
Tips for prospective students
Some tips i would give future students would be to meet with your advisor at least two time a semester to make sure you are on the right path. I would also tell them to try and get involved in the school. by doing this you can open up some great opportunities.
Academic Rigor
The work can be challenging but its that way with any college. I have learned a lot in this school and its not that stressful to me.
Dorm Life
This college does not have dorm because it is a community college.
Food and Dining
Owens offers many food choices, and they have a restrant that is ran by the culinary art students.
What to do for fun
There are many things you can do for fun here. they offer many club and student actives. they have a student hall that has aerobic studios, weightlifting areas, student gym and indoor running/walking track, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts
Bang for the buck
Owens has a low cost at $138 per credit hour. they offer a lot of stuff for the price.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for any type of student.
Clubs and Activities
There are ton of clubs and actives all year along.
Campus Safety
They are big on safety. there are emergency phones all over and there is security guards that walk and drive around. They also offer you to have someone walk you to your car at night.
Sign in to rate & review

CHRISTINE from TOLEDO, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
OWENS HAS A VERY FLEXIBLE CLASS SCHEDULE IS THAT IS WONDERFUL FOR SOMEONE WITHOUT A LOT OF FREE TIME, LIKE ME. THEIR ONSITE DAYCARE IS NOT ONLY CONVENIENT,BUT RAN BY CAREGIVERS WHO DON'T TREAT MY CHILD AS A JOB. MY REASONS FOR GOING BACK TO SCHOOL MOSTLY REVOLVE AROUND GIVING MY CHILD A GOOD LIFE, AND OWENS HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITIES AND TOOLS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Tips for prospective students
THEIR ARE TWO MAJOR TIPS I WOULD GIVE TO ANY PROSPECTIVE STUDENT. THE FIRST TIP I WOULD GIVE IS TO SPEAK WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR, AND ALLOW THEM TO HELP PLAN HE OR SHE'S CLASS SCHEDULE. A MISTAKE I MADE WHEN I FIRST ENTERED COLLEGE YEARS AGO WAS TO NOT SEEK HELP IN ME EDUCATIONAL PLANNING. I BELIEVE THIS WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES OF MY LACK OF SUCCESS THE FIRST TIME AROUND. THE SECOND TIP WOULD BE TO KEEP HIS OR HER PRIORITIES STRAIT. OTHER THAN FAMILY, SCHOOL NEEDS TO COME FIRST. MISSING OUT ON A FEW SOCIAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE MUCH LESS DISAPOINTING THAN THE DISAPOINTMENT OF FAILING CLASSES OR DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL.
What to do for fun
OWENS HAS A WONDEFRFUL INTRANET SITE FOR STUDENTS CALLED OZONE. ONCE LOGGED ON THERE IS A LIST OF CAMPUS EVENTS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. FOR A STUDENT WHO WANTS TO UNWIND, IT IS A FAST WAY TO SEE OPTIONS FOR STUDENT MINGLING.
Bang for the buck
THE TUITION FOR IN STATE RESIDENTS IS FAIRLY LOW. THE ADDITION OF THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE AND THE FLEXIBILITY OF ON CAMPUS CLASSES MAKES OWENS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE A SMART BUY.
Great for these types of students
OWENS IS A GREAT CHOICE FOR THE FOLLOWING TYPED OF STUDENTS:

1.)STUDENTS WANTING TO COMPLETE THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF A BACHELORS DEGREE AT A FRACTION OF THE COST OF A UNIVERSITY.

2.) STUDENTS ONLY SEEKING A 2 YEAR DEGREE.

3.) STUDENTS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN DISTANCE LEARNING.
Sign in to rate & review

Dana from Rossford, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
At Owens the teachers really strive for you to be at your best. They help as much as they can, and because they've usually worked in the field they're teaching, you can learn many things from them. I'm in my second year here and feel like I've learned more than I thought possible at the Community College level.
Am enjoying being here
Though small this school has so much to offer. There is always something going on around campus whether it be a sporting event, organization or club event, or just something fun like Karaoke. Whatever your interests are, you are sure to find something you will like and relate to at this school. I also enjoy being there because you really get the opportunity to get to know new people. Since it's fairly small, you have many of the same students in your classes. It makes class more enjoyable and easier to participate in.
Bang for the buck
Tuition rates have gone up since I've been here. Despite this, it is still much, much cheaper than many other universities. For the amount you learn and the resources available to you, I still believe I'm getting the full bang for my buck.
Tips for prospective students
Don't assume classes will be easier just because it is a Community College. The teachers here want to see you at your best, and they push you to attain this. Work your best and use the resources that are available to you on campus such as our great Library. The staff is helpful and there are many books on important topics that can help immensely with Composition classes.
Great for these types of students
* Self-motivated; though help is available, Owens really helps you to become more independent and in control of your learning experience.

*Artsy; Owens has a great art department. I'm in photography and have learned so much from each class. Each area in the art department has great instructors. You can see their work in the annual Instructors Art Show in our gallery and it really shows their talents and why they're teaching what they're teaching.
Sign in to rate & review

Valerie from Toledo, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
How well the class is taught depends on the teacher and varies greatly. Many classes put up notes in a powerpoint format, and in order to fully learn the material you have to study and make sense of the notes given. This especially applies to science classes. Also, if you struggle with understand the information in class, it really helps to read throught the examples given in the book. It is also helpful to do homework, even if it isn't assigned because it helps you to grasp the concept. This especially applies to math classes.
Am enjoying being here
Because it is a commuter school, most people leave after classes, and espeically in lectures, people don't really talk to each other. If you want to have friends in lectures you have to go out of your way to talk to people a little. Labs are pretty fun though because you make friends with the people you work with. I try to use the gym, which makes Owens more enjoyable. But if you simply go to classes, Owens is not that enjoyable to be at.
Bang for the buck
Owens cost less than $4,000 a year, and if you get grants or scholarships, it is extremely affordable. I recieved a grant for a little over half of my tuition and have been able to pay out of pocket until this semester.
Tips for prospective students
Get invovled, try to talk to people in class. Make a point of studying, and of coming to class, because many teachers take attendance and because that is the easiest way to make sure you know what is going on. Get to classes a few minute early because teachers typically start on time and if you are a few minutes late you could miss important announcements and some notes.
Great for these types of students
Owens is good for students who are paying for school on their own or are not sure of their major yet, and for those getting associates degrees.
Sign in to rate & review

Anthony from Pandora, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
Classroom ratios are nice. Most classes were 1 teacher to 10 students. Teachers were all very helpful and accommodating. The course was laid out well and every aspect was clear and covered in class.
Am enjoying being here
As previously stated, the instructors were all very helpful. They were all respectful and showed care in what they did. This made for an easier learning environment that I was comfortable with and could learn well in.
Bang for the buck
Tuition was cheap, lab fees were reasonable. Consumables were not restricted unreasonably.
Tips for prospective students
No matter what you choose to do, do your best at it. If you are thinking about going to OCC, you will find that it offers great learning opportunities and a sound environment to learn in.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for people who want to learn by lecture AND hands on work. The courses integrate both of these aspects.
Sign in to rate & review

Desiree from Northwood, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Owens Community College has wonderful teachers that use technology and in-classroom time to blend the way we learn. Easy application process with easy registration for classes, helped me work my schedule around my son's. Parking can be an issue but I'm told it will get better.
Tips for prospective students
Do Not wait for the last minute to get your books, the first week at the bookstore is a mad house. You can always return the book if it's not needed if you have your receipt.
Academic Rigor
My teachers are very determined we learn things. I'm hoping to take earlier classes next semester.
Dorm Life
No Dorm
Food and Dining
The Grill has good food and good prices, if slow. Subway on campus is great if they took gift cards it would be better.
What to do for fun
The gym is open for a good work out.
Bang for the buck
Great bang for your buck, free gym with tuition, large library, and close to my home.
Sign in to rate & review

jered

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
owens is a great college. there are many programs to choose from. the class sizes are smaller than a university.
Tips for prospective students
you are an adult now so don't expect to get away with the things you did in high school. you will do great if you focus, pay attention, get work done and attend class. ask questions if you don't understand something.
Academic Rigor
you are expected to turn in work on time and attend class.
Food and Dining
places to eat and get student discount.
What to do for fun
there are many student activities and clubs you can join.
Sign in to rate & review

Stephanie from Toledo, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This is a great beginning level college. There are a large amount of opportunities that let people get involved in the college available. Furthermore, the professors are willing to help you succeed as long as you are willing to put the effort in.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure that you do not procrastinate on your school work. Once you get behind, it can be difficult to catch up and get good grades.
Academic Rigor
Just because it is a community colleges does not mean that it is easy. There is a large amount of school work in some classes. Moreover, the online courses tend to require people to take more time completing the work than courses that are taken on campus.
Dorm Life
This is not applicable for this college, but the social life on campus is great.
Food and Dining
There are quite a few food choices. However, the only place to buy food is in College Hall.
What to do for fun
There are different events throughout the year. For example, they had a play for American Salvage. In addition to that, there is a gym.
Bang for the buck
Going to this college before going to a university helps tremendously with lowering the overall cost of tuition.
Great for these types of students
This is great for people who want to learn by being lectured. In addition to that, it is great for people who want small class sizes.
Clubs and Activities
There are a large amount of clubs and activities available. For example, there is the Honors Program, several national honors societies, Student Government, etc.
Campus Safety
The campus is fairly safe.
Sign in to rate & review

Similar Colleges