Schoolcraft College
Livonia, MI, USA

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Schoolcraft College
3.12 Average Rating

Sarah from Livonia, MI

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All of the professors I have had are each different from the next. I have had new instructors and less experienced ones. A lot of my professors teach at another institution, have travelled a great deal, are from other countries or have worked in a career previously or while they are teaching. They bring so many fresh ideas to the table.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is smaller since Schoolcraft is a community college but it is very welcoming. There are always students and professors walking around, having lunch on the benches or intently studying all over the hallways of buildings. The students range from early high school graduates to mothers and fathers to people over the age of 60. The school offers tons of groups and activities allowing friendships to be built between commuter students from all over the Metro-Detroit area.
Bang for the buck
Since I am paying for college myself I can honestly and wholeheartedly say that starting off here was the best decision I could have made. I have never payed over a thousand dollars a semester and I go full time (15 credit hours this upcoming Fall). Schoolcraft also offers scholarships, payment plans and other financial assistance but tuition is so inexpensive I haven't needed to seek out any extra assistance to afford it.
Tips for prospective students
Register early because classes fill up fast!
Great for these types of students
Great for students who want to save money, are planning to transfer to University, who prefer small class sizes, who are planning to commute and are career bound.
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Ashley from Detroit, MI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am learning a lot at Schoolcraft. The professors help to make understanding the material easier. They answer questions students have when they have difficulty getting the concept of the lesson. Students are able to learn a lot because the professors take the time to make sure the students know what they are discussing, to get the material down-packed.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy being here because the school is just what I like. It fits what I like in a school, the school is small, it has small classroom sizes, students are able to get one on one with the professor, and students can meet new people and have new experiences everyday just from walking around campus. It has what's called the Vistatech Center, which has the food court, a basement where students can hang out, play games, and watch tv; and upstairs is the American Harvest Restaurant, where the food is prepared by the Culinary Arts students.
Bang for the buck
This school really is a bang for the buck because it is inexpensive. The financial aid I received paid for everything I needed which allowed me to go to school fall and winter semester for free. Students are able to earn credits at a cheaper price, and still get a quality education, while still having all the extracurricular activities, groups, or organizations that students would like to participate in.
Tips for prospective students
My tips for those prospective students are that they make sure that they are prepared, they work hard at everything they do, and stay focused. They should try not to get side-tracked. Students should also look into what their interests are to try to find out what it is that they want to do in life.
Great for these types of students
Schoolcraft is great for those students who like smaller schools, smaller classroom sizes, would like to have one on one with the professors, and who would like to earn credits that may transfer to a university to further their education, while saving money at the same time. It is also great for those looking to go into the Culinary Arts field.
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Allyson from Novi, MI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As far as the culinary arts program goes Schoolcraft college has one of the best in the country. The staff are friendly, informative, and well trained in field of culinary arts. The school features four Master chefs, a sundry of executive chefs, and numerous sous chefs willing to guide you on the same path that they were on only semesters before.
Am enjoying being here
It is a wonderful learning environment. The kitchens are fully equiped with all the latest culinary gadgetry and the class sizes are small. Students get the one on one attention that the crave as well as develop close friendships working in smaller groups.
Bang for the buck
There are too many cynics that say community college is not for them. Well community college is for everyone. My humanities teacher teaches the same class at Schoolcraft as well as at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As far as I'm concerned, I am getting the same education as the big name schools. And I am getting it for less money.
Tips for prospective students
When your in the culinary program try and stay with your group through out the rotations. Running a kitchen is like sailing a ship, by keeping with the same crew the ride will be that much easier and enjoyable. Also, take the time to get to know the sous chefs and second year aids their insight is invaluable and you could be in their position in the future.
Great for these types of students
Nursing
Culinary
Business
Applied Science
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Vanessa from Detroit, MI

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I attended Schoolcraft College as a older student returning to college and what a wonderful experience it was. The professors' were all very passionate about their craft. They were all very honest and patient in helping me reach my greatest potential there and was the best choice I could have made choosing Schoolcraft College for my A. A. S. as a returning to older college student!
Tips for prospective students
First take a tour talk with second year students and ask why they returned to the college. Ask questions about the staff more importantly about the professors; are they willing to help before and after class are tutors available for all courses. And are scholarships available for those who work hard. Being rewarded as a older college student was a feeling like no other- very proud!
Academic Rigor
I earned my place in the Honor Society because I worked very hard working over a 40 hour work week and I took advantage of all the assistance that was afforded to me.
What to do for fun
They do have activities on the campus unfortunately, I was unable to participate because of my schedule.
Bang for the buck
Schoolcraft College was very affordable for me and recieving a scholarship helped me as well!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
They have days where they have hot dogs and chips and you can mingle with both other students as well as the professors and some office staff to get to know them better!
They also have science fairs and art fairs which I personally attended and enjoyed.
Great for these types of students
Yes... For a small community college is what I knew would work for me! You muist find what college scenerio works best for you!
Clubs and Activities
The Honor Society has lots of volunteer functions to attend as well as meetings to help spread the word about acedemic excellence and how hard work pays off!
Campus Safety
Always felt protected never had a problem infact I had to leave my Jeep they once over night but it was intact when I returned to next morning to get it! They do a great job in keeping the campus safe!

I would Schoolcraft for any person looking to further their education starting in a smaller college setting, it truly worked for me!
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Annie from Garden City, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I transferred here from a different community college due to residency status. I am beyond satisfied knowing the difference in education I received. I would recommend anyone I talked to for Schoolcraft College.
Tips for prospective students
Learn the campus, it's not very big so it shouldn't be overwhelming. Take advantage of talking with advisors, They helped me immensely, along with student groups. I am now a Phi Theta Cappa member, which allows me to graduate with honors!
Dorm Life
No dorm life rating available, this is a community college with no dorms.
Food and Dining
Wide variety, plenty of seating. Friendly students.
What to do for fun
They always have events posted around campus for weekly or monthly activities. This ranges from program specific events to all-campus movie nights, etc.
Bang for the buck
Trust me when I say I have experienced the bad side of community colleges, and this place has been nothing but helpful every step of the way. I also KNOW I have received better education and teaching standards.
Great for these types of students
The all inclusive, not just the elite. Very diverse with very accommodating schedules.
Clubs and Activities
Many different opportunities, including honors programs and things just for fun.
Greek Life
Phi Theta Cappa, recognized as an honors program for community colleges across the country.
Campus Safety
Campus police, minimal incidents, even help you when you've locked yourself out of your car.
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Haley from Livonia, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Schoolcraft College is a great school to start out at. It has helped me become more mature and start to become independent. Schoolcraft is a great college to start out at if you aren't ready to leave home yet.
Academic Rigor
Schoolcraft has great academics and professors.
Dorm Life
I live about 5 minutes away from Schoolcraft so I just live at home with my parents.
Food and Dining
Schoolcraft's cafeteria is amazing. They have such good food and great prices! They also have a restaurant where all the training chefs make the food and that is also amazing.
What to do for fun
At Schoolcraft I like to go to the gym for fun. Their fitness center is very nice and up to date!
Great for these types of students
Schoolcraft is great for students who did not do as well as they planned in high school. This school gives you a second chance for getting into the University of your choice!
Clubs and Activities
Fitness center
Campus Safety
I always feel very safe.
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Rebecca from Redford, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Schoolcraft College is a nice community college with a small campus, which make it easy to navigate. Schoolcraft is full of friendly people, students and staff, who make you feel welcome.
Tips for prospective students
Take advice from other students on what teachers work well with your learning type. The professors here want to help you learn, and most of them love what they do, so they aren't afraid to really help you succeed.
Academic Rigor
Classes are easy as long you put in the time to go to class. As long as you feel you understand what's going on in the class, homework is easy and quick to complete.
Dorm Life
Because Schoolcraft is a community college, there aren't any dorms, but meeting people on campus is fairly easy.
Food and Dining
There are many restaurants located around the school, that give you many options, from McDonalds, to P.F. Changs, and even Applebee's. Located on the campus is Schoolcraft's cafeteria called Henry's. which has amazing food that is made by the students in the culinary arts program, and everything there is amazing, and is available at reasonable prices.
What to do for fun
Schoolcraft has a student center in the basement of the Waterman building. There, you can play ping pong, watch movies, play video games, and or even just hang out with your friends. The best part is that sometimes there's even free popcorn there!
Bang for the buck
As a student, you can use Schoolcraft's fitness center for free with your class schedule. You can also find times that there are free meals in the student center.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every year, they have a two day event called School Daze, where you can learn about all the clubs and activities that happen on campus. There are tons of fun games and contests you can participate in. And local restaurants and businesses show up with free food, and coupons.
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