Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood, CO, USA

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Red Rocks Community College
3.12 Average Rating

Manda from Thornton, CO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Red Rocks is a great school. I am 26 years old and work full time, and Red Rocks made it really easy for me to go to school online. I loved all of the classes I took over the last two years and I would recommend every single one of my teachers. I felt that each teacher was passionate about teaching and was very active in engaging students, which I k ow is not always easy. I have found that when I am on a school break, I long to be back in school and I think that part of the reason for this is because Red Rocks is a great school. One more thing I would like to add that I particularly liked about RRCC is the small campus!!
Tips for prospective students
When I started at RRCC, I hadnt been in school for over 7 years, and I really had no idea about what to do in order to pursue my new-found educational dreams. Now that I've made it through 2 years at RRCC, I would just like to exhort future students to get all of the information you can regarding your particular academic goals and financial needs. I got all oft school at RRCC paid for through various grants and scholarships. All I had to do was ask and put in some extra effort to apply!
Academic Rigor
I would say that Red Rocks is an excellent academic school. To be quite honest, I initially chose RRCC because it was not far from home and it is not as expensive as many other schools. I did not expect the education I received to be as challenging and thorough as it was. I can say that my expectations were far exceeded.
Dorm Life
There is no dorm life at RRCC!
Food and Dining
I did not eat at this school because I took all online classes ( I highly recommend this!). I must say, however, that when I did visit the school, the food looked and smelled delicious!
Bang for the buck
Great education at a really low rate. I was lucky to receive grants and scholarships for all of my schooling here, but if I had had to pay this would not have made a huge financial dent, which is really nice.
Great for these types of students
Red Rocks offers a lot of great online classes, so it's perfect for anyone who works or who can't attend classes on campus for various different reasons. If I were a high school student planning to attend college, I would absolutely choose RRCC over any other school in the state, hands down. The most important reasons for this are the low costs and the fact that most high schoolers don't know exactly what they want for a career so it's a good idea to pay as little as possible while getting a great education.
Campus Safety
I always felt safe when walking around campus. Every time I was there I saw at least one police officer, which is plenty for a school so small. The school is also in a generally decent area, where most of the neighborhoods are middle-class. Plus, the location is beautiful as it is lose to the mountains!
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Eddie from CO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A school where the faculty cares about the students. Class sizes are small and tuition is low. This school is a great value when compared to the larger state universities!
Tips for prospective students
Assistance is available for anything you can imagine! Just ask. If you need tutoring, academic or personal counseling, study skills improvement or even a job, the school has available resources.
Academic Rigor
The rigor is what each individual student makes of their own experience. Some of the math and science courses can be a bit of a challenge, while the liberal arts 100 level classes are definitely much easier than the 200 level ones!
Food and Dining
Decent grill and cafeteria. Nothing special but certainly not slop! Don't forget that the bookstore has a variety of food for sale as well.
What to do for fun
Play Frisbee Golf, table tennis, pool, or just hang out outside!
Bang for the buck
Unbeatable value. This school provides a level of individualized attention which is sadly lacking at most larger schools.
Great for these types of students
Non-traditional aged students, and younger students who need to develop academic skills.
Clubs and Activities
Lots of them, from artistic to athletic.
Campus Safety
Excellent.
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Rachel from Denver, CO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
So far the classes from what I've seen are pretty laid back, and help for projects is easily found.
Am enjoying being here
busy campus and always something to do, if you need work theres the mall near by too.
Bang for the buck
well priced compared to other local colleges.
Tips for prospective students
apply early for you fafsa early as possible and only use the aide office on saturdays when no ones there.
Great for these types of students
students who enjoy flex or rigid schedule, great for both.
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Shandra

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
The instructors are all amazing and will help you with almost anything, if you ask. I've had a couple of instructors who really didn't care that much for teaching and I didn't think I was getting what I was paying for.
Did enjoy being here
I had to move to Denver to attend Red Rocks and the city environment stressed me out, I'm from a small town. The school always had something going on. Free popcorn most days of the week and sometimes other food too. You can't beat that, especially the ice cream days. The staff is friendly. I met some of the best people.
Bang for the buck
It was a great way to start my college education. I recommend community college for everyone before attending a 4-year school, because it is so cheap. The school will give you information about a monthly payment plan, which helps out a lot. You get what you pay for!
Tips for prospective students
Online class are more expensive than the actual sit in class. I don't know if it is like that everywhere, but I wish I knew it before hand.
Great for these types of students
Students who are not sure what they want to do major/career wise. You can get your basics out of the way.
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Casey from Denver, CO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have done the dual credit with Red Rocks, where I recieve college credit but am learning a trait that can get me into the work field asap at Warren Tech (which is on the same campus as RRCC) and I have had such a successful education.
Am enjoying being here
I LOVE THE LIBRARY! It's upscale and really nice. Get lunch food and yummy breakfast burritos. Quite and secluded, small class sizes and personal staff.
Bang for the buck
Red Rocks has always worked with me and their payments month to month are reasonable. Great small community college to attend to recieve your associates before transfering to another 4 year college. Cheap and they encourage you to apply for COF ( college oppertunity fund ) .
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Christopher from Lakewood, CO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Red Rocks community college has a wonderful study atmosphere. The teachers here are great and I feel that they truly want to help every student succeed. Red Rocks Community College has an excellent amount of study programs to choose from.
Tips for prospective students
Take a nice tour of the school through our administrative office. Make sure to speak with counselor for any additional information on the school. The tuition fees are very low compared to many other colleges.
Academic Rigor
I feel that the school has excellent teachers that are here for all students to succeed. It's tough, but well organized with great teaching strategies.
Dorm Life
Red Rocks Apartments are right across the street from school. Great for any student just minutes away. Beautiful area with a great view of wonderful Colorado.
Food and Dining
The food is phenomenal and everything is cooked in front of you. The cafeteria is nice with good room for enjoying lunch.
What to do for fun
There are plenty of activities on campus to do for fun. Some which include: basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball court, ping pong, pool, and even a gym for physical exercise. There are plenty of computer labs for online fun.
Bang for the buck
The school has everything you need in a college and has an excellent atmosphere for study. You can tell all is new and innovative for the student.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The campus is beautiful all around and has a very delightful open area with fresh mountain air.
Great for these types of students
Great for any type of student, especially one that enjoys beautiful fresh nature.
Clubs and Activities
There are a variety of clubs to choose from come see which one is best for you!!
Greek Life
I have not learned about any type of Greek life yet. It seems to me that there is a great amount of diversity here and all are welcome.
Campus Safety
There are always officers on deck for a clean and safe environment.
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Sandra from Centennial, CO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love red rocks! Everyone is down to earth and very helpful. The classes are small sizes and the teachers are good with helping one on one with problems.
Tips for prospective students
Fill out your fasfa as soon as possible to receive financial aid on time, and look at all the class options; weekend college online etc.
Academic Rigor
The academia can be challenging at times but is manageable.
Dorm Life
There are no dorms but across from the school are apartment complexes that many students live in.
Food and Dining
The food is pretty good. The food from the grill is cooked at the moment of order in front of you. There is a cafe and vending machines. Also there is always free snacks like popcorn, yogurt, chips etc.
What to do for fun
The game room has game systems. There is a den with guitar and a big screen monitor. There are ping pong tables, two tv rooms and a gym.
Bang for the buck
The classes are reasonably priced, because the education received is very good. Also parking and all other amenities are included in tuition.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Behind the school is a frolfing course and a half pipe, as well as a volleyball net.
Great for these types of students
People who are interested in transferring to a 2 year college and trying to get the best education for a cheaper price. Also those unsure of major wanting to try out classes.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs and activities its always a joy to go to school.
Greek Life
There is the honor society Phi Betta Capa that participates in volunteer and school activities.
Campus Safety
There is around the clock officers and I have never experienced unsafe encounter in my time there.
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Katherine from Bailey, CO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Most of the teachers are great. There are many opportunities to be found here. The counselors are very helpful.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you talk to as many people about your proffesor before taking the classes to make sure they would be a good fit for you.
Food and Dining
The food is always good and cheap. The best is that they give out free popcorn and koolaid. For the students that need some extra help they do a food bank every weds.
What to do for fun
Play tennis, pool, PS3, go to the go all for free. there is much much more.
Bang for the buck
It is great that all of the credits transfer, so I can take two full years towards my Bachelors degree for cheap then transfer to a 4 year school for only 2 years.
Great for these types of students
ALL!!
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs I could not even begin to tell you about all of them. If there is not a club for what you want you can always start one.
Campus Safety
There is a police station inside of the school
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Krystin from Lakewood, CO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
red rocks community college offers a diverse population of students and courses. the school offers free walk-in tutoring for many classes as well as some free one-on-one tutoring. the campus encourages student involvement and offers many opportunities to involve yourself.
Tips for prospective students
if you are unsure of your major or are struggling ask for help, the teachers and staff are extremely helpful and will assist you in becoming sucessful in your education.
Academic Rigor
red rocks community college academic rigor is reflected by setting high expectations with the students performance and offering support.
Food and Dining
the school offers a cafeteria and a coffee shop. the cafeteria offers daily deals for meals and snacks.
What to do for fun
the school offers many opportunities for getting involved. there is a sport club that allows students to create or be involved with a sport. the school also offers discounts on movie tickets and has a gaming room with a pool table and video games.
Bang for the buck
red rocks community college offers great tuiton pricing for all students. attending this college is a good way to accomplish your goals for your associates degree before moving on to a 4 year university.
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Allison from Littleton, CO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
RRCC offers many different options for students; days, evenings, online, and accelerated classes. This was perfect for me, being a mom and working full time. Classes also transfer to major colleges.
Tips for prospective students
Don't wait until the last minute. There is quite a bit of prep work that needs to be done prior to enrolling in classes.
Academic Rigor
I found my classes to be challenging, but when you put in the work requested it is no big deal.
Dorm Life
NA - there is nothing on campus. There are condos close.
What to do for fun
I was there for classes only. I did see a lot of the younger students hanging out. There is a work out center, ping pong tables, a log of different clubs, etc. Not for me - I'm too old.
Bang for the buck
Excellent - about half of the cost of a 4 year college. Apply for the COF and save even more. RRCC also has a foundation that awards scholarships.
Greek Life
Phi Theta Kappa
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