Sussex County Community College
Newton, NJ, USA

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Sussex County Community College
2.84 Average Rating

Kristin from Dingmans Ferry, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors are knowledgeable and very dedicated to their students' success. They each have their own story to tell, and some of them are far from what you'd expect. My sculpture professor had been a professor at a university in New Zealand, and Malaysia! He had also traveled around the world and had a countless bank of inspiration to bestow on us. Some professors are mediocre, but nonetheless still extremely informative. The online classes are great; they are a good way to squeeze a few extra credits out of my semester since i can do the work in my spare time on top of my normal course load. I was at first skeptical, but it took only a few classes to change my mind. I have done an incredible amount of artistic and academic growth already- in just one semester!
Am enjoying being here
I love it at this college! There are so many student activities to participate in. There are tons of clubs, and if there isn't one that you like, all you have to do is create enough interest in it, get an on staff advisor, like a professor, and then submit it to the Student Government Association for approval for funding. There are Honor societies and math clubs, art clubs and christian youth ministries, the variety is crazy! Also, the Student government association plans events practically daily. There was a Starlit Ball, which was so amazing and so much fun! It was like a college prom... but so much better! There is also an end of semester barbecue where students are given a free lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. There are also many seminars, guest speakers like Rachel from the MTV show the real world, a health and wellness fair with raffles and free massages, ice cream socials, sports games, student produced plays in the beautiful new performing arts center, st. patty's day refreshment, mardi gras parties, big red chair photos ( i have mine on my keyring!), bake sales, free concerts, and who knows what else they will plan next semester. I went on a school chartered trip into NYC to visit the metropolitan museum of art for only 15$! When it's nice out, we can eat lunch outside and play soccer in the fields, or walk around the campus which was an old monastery and still has some of the beautiful stained glass windows and architecture to show it. There are six buildings on campus, and plenty of room to roam around. There is a gym and a workout room, and a graphic arts lab, and several areas around campus just for students to hang out- like the game room, the galleria, and pretty much every place there was room for a couch. There is campus-wide wireless, which is good for when i have a report to do last minute. Also, there are many computers available, and printers, and a very well equipped library that also has a beautiful view out of its windows. it even has...
Bang for the buck
Being that SCCC is a community college, it is very affordable and they are always offering some kind of scholarships. I pay about 2200 for a semester's worth of classes, including lab fees, activities fees, and everything else except books. It is also close to where i live, so even though i have to commute, the money i save not having to pay for a housing and meal plan is far greater than the amount that i spend in transportation fees. Also, there are so many free activities, it is definitely worth it.
Tips for prospective students
Sussex is a great place to start. If you are not sure about what kind of college you want to attend, don't waste your money going someplace expensive and then decide that it's nowhere near what you want. Go to a local community college like this and get all of your general education credits taken care of- you'd be surprised that they TRANSFER! Yes, you read that right. The credits from sussex will transfer to most schools as long as you have a certain grade, so you could enter a university as a junior and only have paid a fraction of the price for the first two years of schooling. And dont let the community college stereotype fool you- most of my peers take their classes very seriously, the professors are extremely well qualified, and the courses are very challenging.
Great for these types of students
SCCC is great for students who don't want to leave home, have a limited amount of money to spend on schooling, are undecided, want to transfer to a four year institution, want to save money, want a great learning environment, and who wants to start here and go anywhere.
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Lauren from Sparta, NJ

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I have never encountered such a loving, caring, and passionate staff. They really want you to succeed. This is a great place to find your passion at an affordable rate.
Tips for prospective students
Explore classes, and find what really speaks to you. Don't just settle for what you think you want to do, explore your options.
Academic Rigor
Depending the classes, the course work may be intensive, but it prepares you for future schools. The social work classes there are amazing. They really challenge you to think.
Dorm Life
You don't live on campus.
Food and Dining
The food is fairly priced and good.
What to do for fun
There are tons of activities and groups to join. You will never be bored. Plus, they have countless concerts and shows to see.
Bang for the buck
I can't recommend this school highly enough. If you're looking for individual attention and people who will help you find your way, this is the place.
Great for these types of students
-Those who are looking for individual attention
-Great/helpful Staff
-Lots to do
Clubs and Activities
There are plenty of options for all sorts of interests/people
Greek Life
There really isn't any
Campus Safety
It's very safe and friendly
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Allisonf from Dingmans Ferry, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It's the incredibly caring professors and staff that make Sussex County Community College as great as it is. There is free tutoring available to help any students on whichever subject they need focus in. The professors really go out of their way to help any students in need by offering to meet with them at their convenience.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved at the Campus through sports, committees, and clubs. Even though Sussex is a commuter school, it still has the college campus atmosphere. The more you get involved, the better you will like being a student here.
Academic Rigor
The academics of the school are not very difficult. The more you apply yourself to learning to information, you will find that there is more success in trying.
Dorm Life
There are no dorms, but there are events at the college every week. The events are free, fun, and worth attending.
Food and Dining
The food is great. There's a menu to chose different grilled items from. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, and much more. There are combo options, which means you get a whole meal for just six bucks.
What to do for fun
Engage in the campus activities provided throughout the weeks. There are plays, dances, and much more to look forward to at an inexpensive cost.
Bang for the buck
You get your money's worth at Sussex. There are many resources that help you succeed in any course and they're very easy to access and learn.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There's a game room by the cafeteria where people hang out. There's a choice of ping pong or a TV with game consoles to play with your friends, all for free!
Great for these types of students
Free games and hangout time with your friends on breaks? Who wouldn't want to take advantage of that?
Clubs and Activities
Free and fun, is what comes to mind when I think of the clubs and activities. There are over ten clubs that can really get the students involved on campus. They're easy to join, and every club member is very accepting of anyone who is interested in being a part of it.
Greek Life
There are two different clubs to get into the Greek Life atmosphere. There is one called, Phi Theta Kappa, which is for students with high academics, and Phi Beta, for active students who are interested in psychology. They're very interesting to be a part of because they go to different conferences across the states, and it's an easy way to meet people that you may share common interests with.
Campus Safety
There are security guards on shift from open to close of the college. There is one who stays by the pedestrian crossing to ensure safety, two who drive around the campus to ensure there is no dangerous activity, and one who frequently walks around campus to make sure everything is OK.
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Gabrielle from Hopatcong, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
sussex county is an amazing college who cares about you. the professors, counselors and staff will do anything in their power to help you achieve your goals. helping you move on to bigger and better things is what they are all about.
Tips for prospective students
definitely a college you want to go to if you are considering any community college in the area. do not be misguided by the country's top community college surveys, this is definitely the school you want to start out in
Academic Rigor
professors challenge you with your courses, but at the same time will give you the material and tools to get you through the course. professors are always there to help you, and if they can not accommodate a specific time for you they will always refer you to a tutor on campus.
Food and Dining
for a community college that doesn't have to serve the students seven days a week, the food is great. you never have to leave campus to get something better.
What to do for fun
sccc offers many sport, clubs and academic clubs to get involved in. ask any student and they will assure you that getting involved is the best way to get through you college life at sccc.
Bang for the buck
definitely get your moneys worth in education.
Great for these types of students
all types!
Clubs and Activities
many diverse and different clubs to join for just about anything on campus.
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Arielle from Hamburg, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have taken four semesters with a science-heavy schedule. Because of the smaller classes, the teachers are better able to know each student individually. This helps make the experience for me more comfortable knowing I can reach out to my teachers any time they are free. They make themselves as easy to contact as possible. All of my teachers have office hours as well as email and phone numbers to contact them for any reason, whether it be to ask a question, get extra help, etc. You can tell they enjoy their jobs and have all been friendly and happy to help. I also find the pace at which most teachers go is efficient but not too overbearing. As long as you stay focused and determined, you should do just fine.
Am enjoying being here
I love the atmosphere of a smaller school! Classes have a more personal feel with the ability to contact the teacher at any time. Students most often are very friendly. There are also many events that are happening throughout the semester run by the Student Government Association. All of the officers are also very friendly. Although I'm not a member, I have stopped by the SGA office and asked if they needed help for an event that was planned for that day, and they were more than happy to let me help. I am also a member of the Biology Club. Again, I am not an officer, but have been helping run bake sales, events/field trips, and have represented Biology Club for open club meetings that the SGA holds. These open club meetings are open to everyone in a club and are a great way to stay active in what's happening in the school. I really recommend joining a club or attending a field trip you are interested in! I went to the King Tut Exhibition and the Bodies Exhibit this semester and they were both great experiences that I'm glad to have. Being active in the school makes the college experience a lot more enjoyable in my opinion.
Bang for the buck
As a community college, it will definitely save you a lot of money in the long run. I decided to start here to save money while taking all my prerequisites for the Nursing program. Like I stated previously, I find the classes to be at a comfortable size and pace. The cheaper price does not take away from the quality of education you receive! It's a smart idea to take as many classes as you can in a community college that you know will transfer over. If you stay determined and get the best grades you can, you will have a much better chance at transferring to the school of your choice.
Tips for prospective students
If you want to save money, this is a great place to do so and get a quality education. Stay focused on your career goals and aim for the best grades possible. You will be more prepared if you are planning on transferring later on. Participating in student activities, events, and clubs enriches the experience while also being fun.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for basically anyone, especially for those who are not ready to study far away from home, for those who like a smaller tight-knit environment with a more personal classroom experience, for those who want to save money, and for those who like to stay active in the community.
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