Surry Community College
Dobson, NC, USA

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Surry Community College
3.00 Average Rating

Surry Student from Elkin,NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This is a wonderful college! The teachers are great at what they do and they really take the time to help students be successful. The campus is also very neat.
Tips for prospective students
This is a great college to choose, even if you are wanting to go to a four-year college. You can always go to a community college first and transfer later. Surry Community College has an awesome transfer program. It will save bunches of money!
Academic Rigor
Some of the courses are tough but the teachers at Surry make learning fun and easy. If you are looking for a challenge this college is also a great choice.
Dorm Life
There are no dorms available so I gave this one star.
Food and Dining
The food at Surry is spectacular! Great deals and great meals :)
What to do for fun
There are numerous sports you can do at Surry. There is a really big gym with lots of workout and weight rooms. There is also a tennis court, track and baseball field.
Bang for the buck
Very worth the money you invest here.
Clubs and Activities
Lots of various clubs and activities to do.
Campus Safety
The campus security makes sure that everyone is safe at all times. There is also cameras at every parking lot and building.
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Matthew from Siloam, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Surry Community College is the perfect institute to further my education. All of the staff is very willing to help stay after or come before class and help so that you understand everything perfectly. This college is a 10 out of 10 on my scale and i would rather go here than anywhere else!
Tips for prospective students
One of the biggest transitions from High School to college is the amount of homework and the difficulty of the test. Make sure that you start studying from day one and do not stop til the last day of the semester.
Academic Rigor
The level of academic Rigor was very difficult when I first started classes because I didn't know where to get help or how to. It was a very big transition from High School but I've been doing better in college than I ever was in High School.
Dorm Life
There are actually not dorms offered at Surry Community College but that gives you the opportunity to live at home or you are able to rent apartments or small houses for cheap right down the road from the college.
Food and Dining
I have visited many colleges when I was trying to make my decision and out of all the meals I've ate, Surry Community has to have the best food and they have plenty of places to sit inside and outside.
What to do for fun
Surry Community has many after school activities to do for fun such as; Clubs, Sports, Intramural Sports and social gatherings
Bang for the buck
This college is very inexpensive compared to all of the four year colleges and even to most other community colleges.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for students who do not want to leave home quite yet or don't have the money to. It's perfect for those who want a great education for a lot less money.
Clubs and Activities
There is a club here for every major, so no matter what you're there to study you will be able to join a very exciting and involved club.
Campus Safety
The campus is very safe and I have never saw a wreck, fight or anything of that matter occur. They have police officers on duty across the campus at all times.
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Brittany from Elkin, NC

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
SCC is an excellent school! All the teachers are very passionate about teaching, very tough, and encourage you to visit them with questions about the course. The campus is beautiful.
Tips for prospective students
1. Get to school early. Parking is horrible at SCC and if you don't give yourself enough time to find a parking spot then you will be late.
2. Sign up for classes ASAP! As with all schools right now budget cuts lead to class cuts. If you don't sign up the second you get the chance more than likely you're not going to get the classes you need.
3. If you get Financial Aid, you're good to go. SCC gives plenty Financial Aid and often times you receive a refund check.
Academic Rigor
SCC teachers are very passionate about teaching but, they are hard! They are always more than willing to help with anything you need. I have heard horror stories about how strict some of the teachers are but, when you leave that class (or if you leave) you know stuff. Many of the transfer students at SCC who go off to universities say that their professors approach them and tell them that students who come from SCC are often more organized, show better form with problems, and say that all around they are better prepared.
Dorm Life
SCC has no on campus housing.
Food and Dining
The Knights Grill is amazing! They can make anything you want! The prices can be a little on the higher side but the food is great! The have chicken tenders, fries, BBQ, corn dogs, mac and cheese, and much much more!
What to do for fun
SCC isn't what you would call a college town. There are no clubs, bars, big restaurants, or anything like that. The most excitement you might have is at a volleyball game or baseball game.
Bang for the buck
Although tuition keeps rising everywhere, for the degree, classes, etc it's a great school! I definitely got all my moneys worth and more!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Nothing unusual goes on at SCC. Pretty basic.
Great for these types of students
If you are a Science or math major SCC is the perfect school for you! SCC is known mostly for their science and math department. All the teachers are very well educated in their area and do a great job of teaching the material. Most of the students that come out of SCC go on to be engineers, math teachers, physicists, nurses, etc.
Clubs and Activities
Activity at SCC include Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, golf, and even Corn hole. SCC also has many clubs that other major universities have.
Greek Life
Surry has no Greek Life.
Campus Safety
SCC is a very safe campus and located in a safe town. SCC is located in a very small town called Dobson, NC. Not much goes on around their so you really don't have anything to worry about. And the campus security is constantly driving around the campus.
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Tina from East Bend, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Surry Community College has wonderful business administration and accounting departments and excellent instructors in their faculty. They offer online classes for both degree programs. The distance education instructors are dedicated professionals who are devoted to student success.
Tips for prospective students
Find your advisor early and stay in contact throughout your enrollment. You will benefit from their advice and guidance. Advisors are assigned in each field of study.
Academic Rigor
The business administration and accounting curriculums are rigorous, even the online classes.
Dorm Life
this is a two-year community college that does not have dorms
Food and Dining
NA to me
What to do for fun
NA to me
Bang for the buck
I am a non-traditional adult learner enrolled in online/distance education programs. However, the online/distance education programs should not be taken lightly. These are college level classes with excellent, experienced instructors. My classes thus far have served me well, and I look forward to completing degree programs in both business administration and accounting.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
NA to me
Great for these types of students
Adult, non-traditional students who wish to transfer to four-year undergraduate programs. SCC partners with many of our leading four-year institutions in North Carolina and credits are easily transferable.
Clubs and Activities
NA to me
Greek Life
NA to me
Campus Safety
NA to me
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Brandi from Mount Airy, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
My chosen degree is Criminal Justice Technology and I have to say that my instructor is one of the best that I have ever had. She makes the classes interesting and entertaining while making sure we are able to retain the information needed.
Am enjoying being here
Since I live near the college I love that I don't have to drive far to get there. The campus is fairly easy to navigate and the classes are easy to locate. The campus is perfect for those who want to be in a small class and have one-on-one time with the instructor without the fear of falling behind.
Bang for the buck
Tuition and fees are a fair price for the courses being received. While the books are not the best price they are far cheaper than you would find at a 4-year college.
Tips for prospective students
The only tip I have for any students coming to Surry Community is to search a few other places for your books. You can find exactly what you need at other bookstores and even on eBay occasionally.
Great for these types of students
Surry Community is great for students who are not sure what degree they are going for and for those who have decided, but do not wish to being in a 4-year school.
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