Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL, USA

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Prairie State College
2.53 Average Rating

Mo from Park Forest, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The biggest bang for your buck.

A nice bridge between high school and college.

Great professors who make the experience worthwhile.

Tips for prospective students
Just because PSC is a community college doesn't mean you should slack off. THIS IS NOT HIGH SCHOOL. The difference is that you're paying for it, so if you want to leave early, ditch classes, sleep/text in class, then forget about it.

Take it seriously as these are the first two years that will make an impression if you were to transfer or get certified.

Take Honors courses.
Academic Rigor
Teachers give helpful syllabuses and schedules of when everything is due. Thoughtful lectures and discussions take place. Expected to have projects, assignments, and homework completed on time.
Food and Dining
The Pioneer Cafe is a bit pricey, however, there is a McDonalds, Mexican restaurant, and Nino's Pizza on Halsted near the school.
What to do for fun
Hang out at the Atrium, go on the computers in the lab, walk outside.
Bang for the buck
You save big bucks by going here first. A lot of classmates I run into came back from big schools like U of I and NIU because they couldn't afford it. No duh. So before you follow your friends to the same college just to be together, be smart and save yourself any unnecessary loan debt.
Great for these types of students
Driven, focused students who are decided on their career choice.

If you would like to transfer, then be sure to enroll for their IAI program, which is structured so that all your credits are transferable.
Clubs and Activities
Art/Anime Club
Speech Team
Math Club
Student Government
Phi Beta Kappa (Academic, not the Sorority)
Psi Beta Kappa (Psychology academic Honors)

There's probably a whole lot of other clubs that I'm missing, but these are just a few.
Campus Safety
Security can be seen walking around at the main campus. Sometimes, they're patrolling in their cars. There are emergency boxes throughout the parking lots.
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Barbara from Homewood, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned a LOT in my time there.
Am enjoying being here
I really enjoy the convenient location of Prairie State and flexibility to take courses on-line or in the classroom.
Bang for the buck
Nowhere have a I found so many course offerings for such a great price.
Tips for prospective students
DO NOT PUT OFF COLLEGE - get at least your Bachelor's right out of high school - I am 44 and in school not, NOT EASY !
Great for these types of students
Any student can benefit by attending Prairie State College, it is accredited so credits transfer quite easily whether you attend a Top 10 or other school.
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Jasmine from Richton Park, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
It took me all the way until college to get a hold on a lot of understanding toward school work and i feel prairie state has helped me tremendously in doing so!
Am enjoying being here
It is a very comfortable environment and the faculty and staff are there to help.
Bang for the buck
Plenty of bang for the buck here! Everyone there is trying to save you money and there is always something new and exciting to get involved in.
Tips for prospective students
Stay focused on what you want and go for it!
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who know or may not know what they want to get into, the teachers and staff are there to help with every step of the way. this college is great for any type of student!
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Bettenia from Homewood, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Good place to start out of get some extra credit for other programs.
Tips for prospective students
Review all the programming before you attend. Also look into financial aid programs yourself. They are helpful here but often long wait.
Academic Rigor
Nursing. Business.
Food and Dining
good coffee
What to do for fun
learn languages
Bang for the buck
Best per credit hour. Make sure you need all the classes you are getting as prereqs. Some classes have more credit hours than other programs needs. Save more $$ if you can.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Workforce for unemployed.
Also veterans help for veterans (new)
Great for these types of students
Beginning students .
Transfer credits.
Returning students.
Clubs and Activities
go for it! They encourage programming and diversity.
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Cassaundra from Country Club HIlls, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Being here in Prairie State is amazing! At first I was very nervous for starting off school in my own Community, however doing the first semester was great! The people, counselor, and professor here really knows how to help students and help them prepared for their own future.
Am enjoying being here
The evironment here in Prairie STate is very comforting. The work here are easy and very understandable. It's like every min I be in Prairie State is like another min of enjoying my life more as a first year Student here.
Bang for the buck
The money here is ok. At first it was very confusing of how they have this Payment Plan. This Plan helps a lot though when it comes to hard times and economic crisis's. You can pay half the money from your bank account then pay the other half later. With this plan, it's like a blessing to me.
Tips for prospective students
If you apply here I guarantee you'll have your money's worth. You can graduate from Prairie State or either pass the classes for your requirement to transfer to another class. It's really easy and you can get far from this college.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for graduates or anybody that doesn't know what to do in their life or wants to continue or expand their education. This is really great for anyone who's very serious about their edcuation.
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