Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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Salt Lake Community College
3.03 Average Rating

Mikenzie from Taylorsville, UT

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The class sizes are small (about 35 students per class) so its more personalized learning and you can access help from your professor easier. most of the classes I've taken are to fulfill my gen-ed requirements so nothing to in depth but there are many programs to choose from if your going into a specific major.
Am enjoying being here
I love the environment of the classes and campus. everyone seems really happy to be there. I personally have enjoyed college more than high school. Like I mentioned earlier, the class sizes are much smaller than what you'd normally find at a university which makes for a great learning environment. There always seems to be activities going on. Once a week they play movies in the student center that are free. Its a great place, not only to continue education, but also to just hang out and meet new people.
Bang for the buck
You can receive the same credits at SLCC that you would at a university for less than half the cost. I personally know a few people who are going to SLCC to get the associates degree then plan on transferring to a university simply because its much cheaper to do it that way. Plus you have access to the health and wellness center, free massages, free uta/trax passes and so much more, included with your student fee. for 12-18 credit hours a semester its only 1,395 for residents.
Tips for prospective students
GO TO CLASS!!!! I know its tempting to skip since most professors don't take role but this will result in bad grades and is a bad habit to get into. Also, take advantage of all the resources SLCC offers its students, from cheap hair cuts, free doctor exams and free massages, to help from academic advisors and tutoring.
Great for these types of students
17-99 years old, full time students, part time students, people who want to take classes for fun, people who are serious about school, parents, grandparents, basically anyone. SLCC is whatever you need it to be whether its something to keep you busy or a way to transition to a 4 year school
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Kirsty from Cottonwood Heights , UT

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I hate only taken a few classes but the ones I have taken have helped me so much. I have learned so much in such a short time of being there. I know that throughout my time at Salt Lake Community College I will learn so much more.
Am enjoying being here
I love Salt Lake Community College. I was so nervous to start but once I did I found so many friendly people. It has a very good and relaxed environment.
Bang for the buck
Salt Lake Community College is very affordable. Especially compared to other schools.
Tips for prospective students
Sometimes it may seem like you want to give up. Never do! In the end you will be glad you didn't. It's well worth it.
Great for these types of students
I love Salt Lake Community College it is a great place to start!
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Nonnie from Salt Lake City, UT

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Salt Lake Community College is a place of learning...when one has the right attitude. With the wide variety of classes, from the general algebra and basic biology to the complex anatomy and astronomy, students can take classes related to their majors or classes for fun. There are even classes where students can learn how to be master students and go through college with flying colors.
Am enjoying being here
There are so many resources, especially in the Taylorsville Redwood campus, for students just starting out. Each building has something that can somehow help students. The student center is the main building, and it has everything for every student. There are volunteer opportunities that students can take advantage of with the Thayne Learning Center, free health check-ups with the health and wellness center, a financial aid office that helps students with financial aid such as FAFSA or general scholarships, and so much more. There are various computer labs in various areas that students can use for free. In the administration building, there is an office that aids students in getting jobs on- or off campus. There are so many things that students can do on campus.
Bang for the buck
Colleges are expensive, and Salt Lake Community College is no exception. Tuition is getting higher every year. And with the textbook and student fees, it would almost seem like students would have to pay a million dollars every semester. However, there are many scholarships out there about which few students know. Fastweb is a search engine that collects scholarship information specifically for a student and gives him/her the link to apply for the scholarship. Salt Lake Community College gives scholarships specifically for its students. The financial aid office, located on the second floor of the student center, is a good place to inquire about scholarship information, including FAFSA.
Tips for prospective students
My tips would be to develop good study habits (classes such as LE 1020 are good to take for college freshmen and everyone else), learn of the various resources on campus, start school with a good attitude, and set goals and achieve them.
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McKenzie from Sandy, UT

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The class sizes are average for most classes and the teachers and professors are extremely helpful. The classes seem to have just the right amount of homework, enough to challenge you, but not so much that it is stressful. The curriculum is flexible enough to fit your own personal learning style.
Am enjoying being here
The campuses are always clean and the faculty and staff are friendly. There is a wide variety of people going there at all different ages so you get to meet a lot of interesting people.
Bang for the buck
The main reason for my going to SLCC is that it is a lot cheaper than going to a University. I still plan to go to one to get my Bachelors, but SLCC is a cheaper alternative and can transfer credits to almost any other school in Utah. The lower price doesn't mean lower quality though. SLCC is rated #3 in the nation. So you get a quality education for a better cost.
Tips for prospective students
I would suggest researching instructors before signing up for classes. Most of the faculty is great, but there are those one or two instructors you want to avoid. I would also suggest parking in the parking lots on the South side of campus. They are always less crowded then those on the North.
Great for these types of students
SLCC is great for those who wish to get a good education, but have a tight budget. It is also good for those people who like variety in classes.
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Jennifer from South Jordan, UT

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have taken a few general classes along with some fun ones, and I'm rather impressed by how much I have learned! Before enrolling I was kind of expecting mediocre classes and teachers, but they really are great! My teachers have been very helpful and I feel comfortable asking questions when needed. It seems like they really do care about helping students learn, which is a huge factor for me because if the teacher isn't interested, neither am I.
Am enjoying being here
I think the main reason that I have for not enjoying SLCC more is due to the social atmosphere (or lack thereof). I've found that it's difficult to find people I can relate to in my classes; many are married with kids. It also seems like the students are more content to be in their own little bubble, rather than reaching out to make new friends. Granted, I am going to one of the smaller campuses, which may make a difference. The few campus activities I have been to have not been much help as only a handful of students participate. In this area, I think a 4-year college would be more enjoyable.
Bang for the buck
The best part of SLCC is the low cost of tuition. Currently tuition for 12-18 credits is about $1,400. Compared to the University of Utah for example, that's about $1000-$1900 difference! Students can get a great 2-year education relatively cheap and either transfer to a 4-year college or stop at graduation. Either way they save money!
Tips for prospective students
If you're looking for a fairly inexpensive college to attend while living at home/with parents, or even renting an apartment, SLCC is an option. But be aware that you won't get the 'experience' of on-campus living and there would probably be more young adults at a four-year college.
Great for these types of students
--can't afford pricey college tuition
--don't care about the on-campus 'experience'
--want to live at home, with parents, or rent an apartment
--want to save money while getting an Associate's degree or just save money on general education courses
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Mariana

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
My experience with SLCC has been great so far, even if I am just taking online courses (for now). The classes are flexible, but at the same time strict, and the teachers are willing to help you whenever you ask. I feel really good with it, and I think anybody would feel just as welcome as I do.
Academic Rigor
Strict and complete, but accessible.
Tips for prospective students
Stay in shape, don't be lax, pay attention to due dates and don't procrastinate. Set up your own pace and stick to it.
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Kira from Salt Lake City, UT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have been amazed to realize that even the classes required for general education credits have taught me something. Subjects that I thought of as dry (communications, biology, statistics) have found me integrating class substance into my daily life. There is not a single class that I have taken in my 3 semesters at SLCC that has not inspired me to do some external research and learn more about something brought up by that particular class.
Am enjoying being here
The class sizes are small, the cliques virtually non existent, and the professors, well, the professors deserve their own paragraph. My original major was Health Science until I had a professor who reignited my childhood love of English and literature. I have met with encouragement at every turn. From my experience, the staff understands that no one is perfect all of the time, and is always willing to work with a student who will communicate with them.
Bang for the buck
Considering that SLCC is almost a tenth of the price of tuition at the state colleges, it is excellent bang for the buck. When I compare my class experiences with what friends attending the U are experiencing, SLCC's value increases exponentially. No stadium style classrooms, professors know all of their students' names by midterms, and tuition is the same for 12-18 credits, so overachievers definitely get the value for their money.
Tips for prospective students
-Financial aid has deadlines for a reason, so get your registration/FAFSA in as early as humanly possible before the semester begins.
-Communicate with your professors! Good feedback, bad feedback, questions, can't make it to class, just check in! It works in your favor 99.9% of the time.
Great for these types of students
-Adults returning to school
-Students who want to save for a 4 year college
-People who are serious about their education
-People who are a little rusty at getting an education.
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