Parkland College
Champaign, IL, USA

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Parkland College
3.12 Average Rating

Lauren from Champaign, IL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Parkland is a really great way to get accustomed to the college life! From my personal experience thus far, the professors truly care about their students and are passionate about the subjects they teach. They are there to help and answer any questions, which definitely wasn't something I got to experience with any of my teachers in high school.
Am enjoying being here
College is a very big step, but Parkland makes it an easy transition from high school. The campus seems very intimidating at first, but there are signs to point any lost freshman in the direction in which they need to go. Not only is the campus laid out in a very common-sense matter, but the first day of each semester you can find a staff member almost anywhere wearing a shirt that says Ask me, I'll tell you where to go. The comfort in the friendly staff and smaller building helps ease any freshman of their first day jitters, and helped me to enjoy my first year of the college very enjoyable.
Bang for the buck
While college is financially frustrating at any institution, Parkland helps in the sense that it's not quite so overwhelming and impossible for families to find a way to manage the payments. The required books and materials for classes can be pretty expensive. However, after the initial shock of the college payments in general, it's easily understood that Parkland is the most financially wise decision for prospective freshman and sophomores to take before upgrading to a much more expensive 4-year university.
Tips for prospective students
For any college student it's important to remember to put yourself out there. The college experience is only what you make of it, so enjoy it while you can!
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Tikesha from champaign, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Parkland college is the number one 2-year college in the United States of America. Academically, on a 1-10 scale Parkland is a 10. I really enjoy learning at school.
Tips for prospective students
Future students should know it is very important to STUDY.
Academic Rigor
Academics are great.
Dorm Life
We have to pay for apartments attending parkland, the rent is very affordable.
Food and Dining
There is just about every restaurant you can find down here at Parkland.
What to do for fun
Swimming, working out, and volleyball is some things I enjoy doing while I'm at school.
Clubs and Activities
Any club you wish for, Parkland College has!
Campus Safety
Champaign county police is on campus so I feel 100% safe!
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Teri

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Parkland College is a great and friendly environment with lots of diversity and culture within its campus for all students of all ages. It also has many great helping opportunities for many students to get tutored or to get efficient help for their classes. This college is one of the best community colleges in Illinois and it is well-known for its great service and for encouraging students to engage in the community as a whole.
Academic Rigor
The academics are great, the classrooms are small so students will be able to get one-on-one help from their teacher or have chances to get tutored by the instructor. The academics in this college offers a variety of courses, classes, subjects that are complex and challenging for students. And each individual class helps students to get where they need to be, to help them prepare for the workforce or in their career or to explore what life has to offer.
Dorm Life
There isn't any dorms since it is a community college, however, in the Fall of 2012, there will be Parkland apartments provided for Parkland students that have applied from different states or faraway cities/towns. It's cheap, efficient and a safe place to live at, and have great transportation (bus stops) to travel to Campus Town or to other parts of Champaign-Urbana.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria is brand new for its customer service, food choices and chefs that makes healthy and fresh food. The menu would have new food each week and it let's you know what kind of ingredients are in the food and how many calories it has for students that are health-conscious. The cafeteria is great for meeting new people or to study in with a laptop.
Great for these types of students
It's great for International/ESL students who would like to learn English or to meet other students of different cultures, religions, races. This college provides lots of ESL classes and chances for International students to immerse themselves into the American culture.
Clubs and Activities
There are tons of clubs that are open to all students to join; Student Government, International Club, Gay & Straight Alliance, and more. Many opportunities to have students engage in extracurricular activities and to able to meet other people in these fun clubs/activities.
Campus Safety
It's very safe in Parkland College, there is cops nearby to protect students. There are barely any fights in this campus since it's such a friendly and safe environment. And for each classroom, each computer is provided with a 911 Room Alert button/icon where you only click on it once and the police will show up within seconds in the classroom to assist the teacher/faculty or student.
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Alessa from Urbana, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It's a very good school to go to.
They have people here to help you when you need it.
It's a very safe school.
Tips for prospective students
It's a very good school to come to. You learn alot of new things.
Dorm Life
I don't think parkland has any dorm rooms, because it's a two year college.
Food and Dining
The food here is very good. The people who cook the food a very nice people. They don't charge alot either.
What to do for fun
I am in alot of clubs here at parkland but the main one i like is the pre-law club. I hang out with my friends.
Clubs and Activities
Pre-law club.
Campus Safety
The police officer's here at parkland are great at what they do if there is any crime going on they are they right away and i feel very safe having them around.
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Kerry from Urbana, IL

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Parkland College is wonderful school for someone who needs a flexible schedule. The campus is easy to get around. The professors and instructors are personable and always willing to assist a student.
Tips for prospective students
Parkland College is a great school for the beginning student with small class sizes. Parkland is also an affordable school. I would encourage prospective students to utilize all Parkland has to offer.
Academic Rigor
While the classes may be challenging the instructors have a way of making learning fun and not boring. I feel that I have been able to get help when I needed it. Many instructors base grades on attendance too.
Dorm Life
Parkland is building housing currently which will be an asset to the school.
Food and Dining
Parkland College has a variety of food in the college center. The prices are reasonable. There are soda machines and vending throughout the campus.
What to do for fun
Parkland College offers several different extracurricural activities. There are athletics, student government, and their own radio station.
Bang for the buck
Parkland College is a community college which has lower cost than a 4 yr school.
Great for these types of students
Parkland is a perfect school for single parents, adults going back to begin a new career or gaining education for promotions, or even for the new college student who may be intimidated by larger schools.
Clubs and Activities
Parkland offers many different types of clubs and activities. There is just about a club for every area of interest.
Campus Safety
Parkland College has its own security patrol and security phones throughout the campus.
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