San Antonio College
San Antonio, TX, USA

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San Antonio College
3.16 Average Rating

Sherri from San Antonio, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Professors are wonderful if you choose wisely. Use available professor review sites! I had bad experiences until I learned to do this, now I've had nothing but awesome professor and interesting experiences. I don't feel like I've received any kind of lesser education than if I'd taken the same classes at a larger 4 year University. On the contrary, I think SAC students are better off due to the small class sizes. No huge lecture hall classes here at all!

One negative is that the professors have pretty tight schedules with regard to what material they MUST cover and as a result, class discussions are often cut short. I have had several professors who would have enjoyed longer discussion times but there just wasn't enough time. For the most part I feel I've been intellectually challenged, but some classes ARE of the read and regurgitate variety which is disappointing.
Am enjoying being here
I am an older student (late 30s) so I haven't found much of a peer group but I've still met some very interesting people, though I tend to connect more with my professors as we have more in common due to age! The campus is attractive, but there are some issues with housekeeping and maintenance (rooms too hot or cold, toilets not working, gym facilities dirty).. and the food options in the student center are very high priced. Not student friendly in that regard.
Bang for the buck
Definitely get a lot for your money when compared to a traditional four year school. It's a big savings if you get your basics here and then transfer. Beware the student financial aid departments though; recent years have shown a ton of problems and headaches. They are understaffed and chronically plagued with problems that cause issues for students who depend on financial aid, yet they advertise all the time to recruit new students. It makes no sense. Financial aid office is ALWAYS crowded with huge lines. They need to fix this. What good is a bang for the buck if you can't actually get the money in hand to pay for school?
Tips for prospective students
Have a plan B for paying for classes due to the likelihood of financial aid issues. Research potential professors before registering, then, when you find a good one, sign up for his or her class EARLY! Make use of the free help in the labs. Get to know at least one person in class for when you are absent. Get in the habit of studying or reviewing EVERY DAY if you are not used to doing so. Oh, and forget trying to find a parking space close; give up and walk a few blocks, it's good exercise anyway!
Great for these types of students
Students looking to save a lot of money, students looking to brush up on basic reading / writing / math skills that they may have struggled with in high school, students who don't care about dorm life but want a quality education and a good start before transferring to a four year university.
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Anon

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The courses here are actually great. From what I hear we're on par, if not ahead, of the major colleges in the area, which for the cost of the school itself is rather amazing. The majority of the teachers I've had are fantastic at their job as well.
Am enjoying being here
I'm really not enjoying it here, the staff behind the scenes at the school could use with a GREAT deal of help. They've lost my financial aid papers once causing the school to drop me from classes - which cost me a semester of education, and the counselors don't really know about the classes/course load the school requires.
Bang for the buck
Like I mentioned, the cost is amazing. I wouldn't move into the area just to attend school here, but if you're in SA, taking your basics here is a great idea.
Tips for prospective students
My recommendation if you are attending/thinking to attend is to copy everything you turn in to the clerical staff, call them often to make sure they're on top of things and when it comes to class order/requirements to just ask the department professors themselves rather than the counselors. Some of the professors have even said that this is a far better approach than asking any of the counselors on staff.
Great for these types of students
I'd suggest it to nursing students, drafting, and anything just wanting to get their basics out of the way at a nice cost. Also good if you need to take any remedial courses.
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Alexa from San Antonio, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
San Antonio College is conveniently located close to the center of the city. Most teachers are amazing, intelligent and extremely helpful. The curriculum is above standard and I feel that I am being very well prepared to get my Associates.
Tips for prospective students
San Antonio College has so much to offer, whether you are a single or married with children, old or young this campus has so much to offer everyone. I myself and a full time mom with a full time job and I taken a full schedule, it has been easy since now they offer classes online and at the campus. I would recommend this campus to everyone, all of the Alamo colleges are incredible.
Academic Rigor
There are easy and hard classes but the course load is pretty evenly distributed throughout the semester, as long a you are able to manage your time you will succeed.
Dorm Life
They just opened up some amazing dorms , there more like apartments at very affordable prices.
Food and Dining
The food is good, and really cheap.
What to do for fun
There are so many sports and extracurricular activities so you will always have stuff to do. You can also just hang out at the campus with friends there isn't any rules against that. Its more like your home than a campus.
Bang for the buck
The tuition for per semester is about 831, compare that to other colleges its a steal for a great education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
None that I know of.
Great for these types of students
All students.
Clubs and Activities
An extensive variety of clubs and activities.
Greek Life
I don't believe there is any Greek life here at SAC.
Campus Safety
You are safe on the campus but as all campus you still need to be aware of your surroundings.
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Kayla from Schertz, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Overall it's a great school to attend. The people and administration are very nice and outgoing. Another plus is the tuition is pretty cheap and they have payment plans and offer federal student aid which is a great help.
Tips for prospective students
If you are going to go to this college, be prepared. It's not like high school and the instructors will try to be tough with you and not give second chances for late homework so make sure to do all your work on time. Also, I work at the bookstore and I would say to get all of your books about a week or two before your classes actually begin because the bookstore will be crazy the first few weeks of school with students putting getting their books off till the last minute.
Academic Rigor
I have learned so much after attending for just one semester. The instructors are great and challenge you. The information is really great as well and very informative. The textbooks the instructors use are very easy to read and understand so it's just great!
Dorm Life
There are no dorms so living at home and saving money is always great, right?
Food and Dining
Being that I work at the bookstore and go to classes, I am on campus all day and don't always have time to leave and grab lunch so it's great that they have the cafeteria where I can grab something to eat quickly and it's even pretty delicious.
What to do for fun
Definitely join clubs because clubs are a great way to meet people and have fun doing something you're interested in. It also will give you something to do on weekends if you're looking for anything.
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Brianna from Selma, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
san antonio college is a perfect starter school for those frugal people. its the most education for your buck. its affordable and the teachers are pretty awesome.
Tips for prospective students
make sure to always be on top of your a game and aware of any upcoming events. the more events you attend the more opportunities you have and people you get to know.
Academic Rigor
it is a school, you do the work you pass. the teachers are very nice and are willing to help in anyway.
Dorm Life
there are no dorms on san antonio college, its a community college and it allows you to have a bit more freedom to live where you want.
Food and Dining
not bad, they make what ever you want, fresh, right in front you.
What to do for fun
there are so many clubs and organizations to become a part of. there are also sports teams that you can become a part of also. school wide events are held weekly at sac.
Bang for the buck
awesome teachers and people to attend class with and its very affordable.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
we have donuts on fridays for free.
Great for these types of students
starter students, who eventually want to go to something bigger. also for those on a budget.
Clubs and Activities
if you can dream it, then there is a club for it.
Greek Life
there are many fraternity's and academic clubs to be a apart of.
Campus Safety
very safe, its wide open and emergency poles are located throughout the campus.
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Pearl from San Antonio, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
sac is offering so much more than what they first did when i attened in 2003. i love the fact that everything is spread out and doesnt seem so cluttered, and no one has to walk shoulder to shoulder like some colleges. also very clean!!!!
Tips for prospective students
make sure you get there super early to find parking and find classes. also have your map of sac handy, you will need it. the buildings are spread out and you can go from one side to the other and can get lost easliy with no map!!!
Campus Safety
there is always on campus police officers and quick response.
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Kelan from San Antonio, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This was my first semester at this school and everyone was very friendly and helpful. In the beginning I was unhappy that I had to take a Student Development class to get to know the campus since it was my first semester but by the end I was really grateful for the class. I was able to take many tours and learn about every resource that was at my fingertips that I never would have known I had access to.
Am enjoying being here
This campus is a good size and there was so many resources for the students to use. The library and librarians were amazing and so helpful. There are two gyms that were open for students to use which was helpful. I was amazed by at what San Antonio College had to offer. The parking can be a little frustrating but is easily mastered.
Bang for the buck
This is a great campus to acquire your basics at. Many of my professors also taught at local Universities as well. This made me more comfortable with the education that I received.
Tips for prospective students
Get a parking permit and make sure you know the best places to park before you happen to be late one day. There are also many railroad tracks surrounding the school so sometimes you may be stuck on the wrong side of the tracks. The roads are a little potholed around the school so don't speed and be careful.
Great for these types of students
Second chance students, nursing students and anyone who wants a good basic education for a good price. San Antonio College offers so many degrees I didn't know about so check them all out because you may change your mind after you figure them all out.
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Lucianna from San Antonio, TX

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers at San Antonio College are awesome, most teachers are very helpful and as long as you show that you want to learn they will help you and try to get you to understand as much as you can. Most teachers teach their subject very well and know how to assign work and stay on topic.
Am enjoying being here
Being at San Antonio College is great. It is a great college to be at and you will enjoy being there. You will meet a lot of different people.
Bang for the buck
San Antonio College has very reasonable prices and it is way worth for the price. You learn very much and get awesome teachers. San Antonio College is a great place to spend your money.
Tips for prospective students
Be sure to always take advantage of early regristration so you can set up your schedule to how you would like it. Take advantage of all instructors meeting times and of all labs. Be sure to at least get three phone numbers of other students.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for all types of students. It is a great school to being your college experience!!!
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Kelsey from San Antonio, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors at San Antonio college are extremely well rounded, diverse, and impressive! I have yet to feel like I am not learning anything from them. Without great teachers, you have a lesser chance of getting a personally useful education, so why not get a good education? You're paying for it, so take a chance and learn something! There is a wide variety of classes offered at San Antonio college, so take advantage of it and learn as much as you can with some very interesting professors by your side.
Am enjoying being here
The campus at San Antonio college is visually appealing, and small enough so that buildings are easily spotted and identifiable. There is nothing more important to a college campus than easy navigability! There are so many different community opportunities, and you meet the most interesting people!
Bang for the buck
I cannot express enough how much of a 'steal' San Antonio College is. You are definitely not wasting your money here! And the greatest part is there is very little of it involved, especially compared to what you could be paying at the university level!
Tips for prospective students
Don't fret about the negative connotation community colleges have within the community of high school students planning on attending college, think about what is best for you financially, and if you could personally handle the shock of actual university life right off the bat. Remember, community college is just a starting point, you will get there eventually!
Great for these types of students
Those who believe finances hold you back from earning a degree and getting a quality education. (It doesn't, trust me!)
Those who are looking to save literally thousands of dollars on obtaining a higher education.
Those who are not quite ready for the responsibilities associated with going off to a four year university (i.e. living by yourself, homesickness)
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Breeana from San Antonio, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The staff overall have a great connection with the student body and they try there best to assist you with whatever needs you may have. All of my professors that I have had have been very knowledgeable in the subject that is being taught and I am happy to have taken classes here.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy the campus its very much, it is nice and well maintained.
Bang for the buck
The tuition is very cheap and affordable also financial aid is a huge saver. On top of everything SAC offers there own scholarships which are helpful as well.
Tips for prospective students
Defiantly talk to an advisor early that way you can get settled and not rushed with anything. Take advantage of the counseling as well and also the student center.
Great for these types of students
All types :)
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