Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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Shelton State Community College
2.99 Average Rating

Hannah from Lake View, AL

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Shelton State the teachers are very effective with their teaching. If you have any questions they give plenty of time to sit down with you and explain what you need to know. It is obvious they care about the future of their students.
Am enjoying being here
Shelton State Community College is a wonderful and successful school! All of the administration know what they are doing and do it very well. The counselors are very personal if you need them to be and are always quick to respond to you or get with you whenever you need them to. It is a very large community college but the atmosphere and the people make it feel like home. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student at Shelton State.
Bang for the buck
Shelton State is a very nice school but also affordable. There are many scholarships available to apply for. One being the ambassadors program which is a way to become really involved in the school and community.
Tips for prospective students
Stay focused on your studies. Get involved with the school: its a great school with a lot of great people. Ask for help whenever you need it: someone will always be there to help.
Great for these types of students
Determined. Hopeful. Studious.
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Corey from Tuscaloosa, AL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At this point, I am only taking one course because I do not qualify for financial aid but I am learning more at faster pace than I ever have. I am taking Math 112-06 (Pre-calculus Algebra) and I am catching on much more quickly and easily than I did to the same material in high school and the new material does not seem as daunting.
Am enjoying being here
My teacher is very laid-back and she is there to help us and make sure we actually UNDERSTAND the material. She has plenty of resources posted to her online website that further illustrate what she teaches in class and helps to make things even more simple for us. The students here are all nice and friendly and willing to help each other which makes Shelton a comfortable learning environment.
Bang for the buck
Compared to the costs at other schools, I am satisfied with the amount I am paying for this class at Shelton. You pay per credit hour along with books and other fees so it is a LOT less expensive. I believe that the quality of teaching makes it all worth it end the end because you learn what you came to learn so you do not feel like you wasted time or money but like you got what you paid for.
Tips for prospective students
Always come prepared for class and be ready to learn. If you need help do not be afraid to ask all the teachers and staff are ready and willing to help with anything you need.
Great for these types of students
Great for studious, dedicated students. Also good for those who like small class sizes and smaller campuses. Its harder to get lost.
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Tiffani

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Shelton is a very good school if you do not want to start at a big school. It's small classes enable students to experience college with a high school feeling. It truly is a good college for people wanting to return to college/school and ones who are wanting to start school.
Tips for prospective students
Just stay focus and do your best. Trust your heart and follow it. If you feel a small college is where you should be then go for it. Shelton is a good place to start.
Academic Rigor
The classes are not extremly hard, but it depends on the teacher you get.
Dorm Life
There is not a dorm here, but if you live close it is an awesome short drive.
What to do for fun
Dance and going to see the plays are always fun to go to.
Campus Safety
I feel very safe on campus. Security is really good and really nice.
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Shaquille from Moundville, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Its a nice college. The teachers here are really nice and most of them actually know what they are talking about. If a student needs help the teachers are always willing to help.
Tips for prospective students
I would have to say make sure you register quickly to get the classes you want.
Dorm Life
IDK i dont live on campus
Food and Dining
Its ok not the best.
What to do for fun
There are a lot of clubs and activities you can join.
Bang for the buck
The only thing i think is costly is shelton's bookstore.
Clubs and Activities
they have many.
Campus Safety
really good.
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Essence from Tuscaloosa, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
So far I have enjoyed my experience at this college. The administrative staff are very helpful and the instructors seem to really care about their students.
Tips for prospective students
At each new school term be prepared for long lines and chaos.
Academic Rigor
the college expects each student to attend class and do well especially if you receive financial aid.
What to do for fun
This college offers a variety of fun activities. There are performing arts, plays, concerts and workshops.
Bang for the buck
Overall the college is affordable
Great for these types of students
Transitioning students from high school to four-year college, Single mothers,full-time working students
Clubs and Activities
The college offers a range of clubs and activities
Campus Safety
Security is always in effect during school hours.
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Michael from Tuscaloosa, AL

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Shelton State provides a fun and friendly atmosphere while offering a wide array of courses. They remain affordable, even for those of low income, while still nourishing a diversified student body with various clubs and activities. The teachers are passionate about their subject and involve the students so that each day is always exciting.
Tips for prospective students
The only tip I can give you is to come to class. Far too often students feel as if they can skip class and still receive credit. This is not true. If you do not attend class and, furthermore, pay attention, then you will have no chance of passing.
Academic Rigor
The courses are varied and interesting.
Dorm Life
They do not have dorms but there is an apartment complex immediately outside one of the campuses.
Food and Dining
Poppy's Grill provides good food at an affordable price and if you decide you are not up for Southern American cooking then there are lovely Chinese and Mexican restaurants right outside the door.
What to do for fun
Anything and everything. You have a choice of both a theater and an art studio on campus and off campus you have bowling and movies. I personally recommend hanging out with friends.
Bang for the buck
I received my AAS within two years and am utterly thrilled with the entire experience. There was not one semester in which I did not enjoy myself, both academically and socially.
Great for these types of students
If you are looking for a place to start out academically while maintaining a frugal budget then SSCC is the place for you.
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Loni from Chelsea, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Tips for prospective students
Show up a little earlier than your class for a good parking spot. Also be quick to the lunch line, because it fills up fast. Lastly just study hard and do the work. The teachers are nice and very helpful.
Academic Rigor
Shelton is like any other school; they don't want you to cheat or plagiarize. Other than that Shelton's not very strict. Also they do not like for you to miss much class.
Food and Dining
The food court has good food. You can get plates, hamburgers, pizza, salads, or fruit. It's a great place to sit and talk with friends.
What to do for fun
For fun you can sit in the court yard with friends. It is very beautiful with a clock tower and a pond. Also if you want to attend a basketball game or baseball?softball and cheer on the Bucs!
Campus Safety
Shelton has a system called school cast. It's a system that keeps you updated on bad weather or something at school. they send an e-mail, phone call, and text.
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Kyle from Coker, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I think Shelton is one of the best Community Colleges Alabama has to offer. All of the staff are extremely helpful and friendly, we also have a wonderful tutoring system for major core classes. Shelton should be considered when upcoming students are looking for a community college.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afriad to ask anyone for help, the sooner you start the better off you'll be.
Academic Rigor
Shelton has just about every class needed for someone looking for their basics. They even have classes like math 238 Differential equations, which is not usually offered at smaller community colleges.
Dorm Life
Sadly Shelton doesn't have any dorms on campus but there are a few close by.
Food and Dining
Shelton has the awesome Poppy's Cafe on campus which has all kinds of different choices, but it's the only one on campus, so if you get tired of eating there you would have to go to one of the many close by fast food places.
What to do for fun
There's not much to on campus that's fun but I guess sports would be one thing.
Bang for the buck
The Prices for classes are unbelievably awesome. 15 credit hours is around $2000 where as 4 credit hours at the University of Alabama is $2000.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Shelton is real close to Bama so there is a lot of intermingling of students which makes great for a social life.
Great for these types of students
What ever kind of student you are, Shelton could be the place for you.
Clubs and Activities
Shelton has lots of clubs that you can apply for; something on your mind Shelton probably has it.
Campus Safety
Security is great here, the parking lot is wrapped around the building so it makes great for the security guards to keep an eye on things.
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Valerie from Carrollton, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Shelton State Community College is a great college for someone who is looking for a small class size and hands on. The tuition is very reasonable and it is in a great location. There are a lot of degree opportunities at this community college.
Tips for prospective students
My advice for prospective students is to seek out what degree field one is interested in. Make sure you apply for financial aid. Last but not least, talk to an advisor!
Academic Rigor
The classes I've taken at Shelton State are rigorous, but the teachers are very good in teaching the materials where you can understand it.
Dorm Life
I have never stayed on campus.
Food and Dining
There is an awesome cafe on campus that is reasonably priced and the food is great.
What to do for fun
There are many events to be involved with on and off campus. There are many different walks such as the walk for breast cancer, the blood drive and other events.
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Junhao from China

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
it is a good school with friendly teacher and student. facilities are good but activities are rare.
Tips for prospective students
come and join us.
Dorm Life
no dorm
What to do for fun
library and study center
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