Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, WA, USA

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Tacoma Community College
3.08 Average Rating

Terrance from Tacoma, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
On a scale of 1-10 Tacoma community college is a 9 on my judgement scale. the school has good acedemics and teaching staff. Also along with career develepment oppurtunities.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students should on top of stduies from different course loads. Also awear of deadlines for applications, finacial aid enrollments. As well as the commute travel a student has to make.
Academic Rigor
the academics are high and heavey. course loads have havey reading and homework givien. Also great tutoring centers to help students with their studies.
Dorm Life
Tacoma community college does not have dorms. However the school is surrounded by food stores, and living apartments.
Food and Dining
Tacoma community college has great dinning and study ares for students. Also along with coffee stands, and prep cook foods, and hot served food.
What to do for fun
Students can join music clubs, writing club, and student government clubs. Also students have acsecess to exercise facility.
Bang for the buck
Tacoma community college is a great place for students who are not sure or need more prepration for high college universities. Also a good place to develope diversity and networking. along with great althletic clubs..
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Students have a tridition of going to the Tacoma community college v.s peirce community college rival athletic events. It has great community awearness and influence throught the city. The school has great commitment to students and staff.
Great for these types of students
Great for student who are unsure of what major to take. Great for student who havent been in school for years at a time. Also great for students who need help with career development.
Clubs and Activities
It has chapionship Mens basjetball team, along with bassbal, and soft ball. Also has a published wrting club. Along with strong international clubs.
Campus Safety
The school has supreme campus safty. The school respones to all student disturbances on campus. Also the school campus is strict on tresspassers
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Emily from Tacoma, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Tacoma Community College is a great place to study. They have many resources to help you reach your goal in education or occupation. The teachers are very helpful and well educated.
Academic Rigor
The teachers and staff push students hard and help them along the way to succeed in whatever they want to accomplish.
Dorm Life
It is a community college so we do not have dorms.
Food and Dining
Great food. Pretty cheap for college kids.
Clubs and Activities
They offer so many different types of clubs and you are always welcome to create your own!
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Alexandria from Federal Way, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Dorm Life
No on-campus living.
Food and Dining
Good food in the cafeteria
What to do for fun
Library, gym, tutoring center, student life center, etc.
Great for these types of students
Working pt/ft. Mom/dad. Returning student/changing career.
Clubs and Activities
TONS of clubs to choose from, and you can start your own by contacting student life.
Campus Safety
Security will walk you to your car when it is dark out if you want them to.
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Hilary from Tacoma, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This is a very clean, friendly campus. The staff is there to help you and are always willing to do just that. The best college I have attended.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you have everything you need in order to sign up for classes. The process can get a little confusing, but making sure you have all you need really helps.
Academic Rigor
Professors challenge you to be the best student you can be.
Food and Dining
Very open cafeteria. Plenty of room to eat, hang out,etc. There is a piano for students to play music on while they are between classes. The food is really good too!
What to do for fun
There is always events going on through the student life center. There is also a lot of open space, so in the spring quarter Frisbee, soccer, etc can be played.
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Jonathan from Everett, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
this school has great instructors. also the option to go online, hybrid or in class makes this a great school for any one. especially parents going back to school!
Tips for prospective students
talk to an advisor. they will be able to help you make sure you get through the program you want in the best possible way.
Academic Rigor
i have always been able to keep close attention to every one of my classes.
Dorm Life
didn't live in dorms
Food and Dining
didn't eat there
What to do for fun
on campus there are plenty of ways to entertain your self.
Great for these types of students
great for adults going back to school
Clubs and Activities
not in any
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Allie from University Place, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
tacoma community college has brought me nothing but happiness and hope. every teacher i've had has been engaging and professional, helping me understand and do great work. i would recommend tacoma community college to anyone, young and old!
Tips for prospective students
be on time to your classes. do not procrastinate. go to the writing and reading lab and get help if you need it, the tutors are great. check your grades on angel! do your work.
Food and Dining
great cafeteria with good prices.

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What to do for fun
there are many clubs, basketball and baseball games, take an art class, go to the free movie nights or frights nights. art hall is interesting too.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
tcc has an amazing asian garden. it is really beautiful and peaceful. many students hang out or eat lunch there in the summer time.
Clubs and Activities
a wide variety of clubs.
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Candace from Bremerton, WA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Tacoma Community College is truly a jewel among community institutions, defying any and all negative stereotypes. It is diverse in both opportunities as well as in the students who attend. When I attend class here, I can feel myself inching ever closer to my goals, and the college itself provides me with tangible support in reaching those aspirations.
Tips for prospective students
One of the most important things that I would suggest to incoming students is quite simply - take it seriously. Be on the ball with deadlines, be proactive with coming to class every day, seeing your counselor each new quarter for academic advising, use the resources at your fingertips. The faculty here want to help you, and we have some of the most impressive professors here who are dedicated and open about their work. If you open yourself up to the possibilities, you will surely succeed.
Academic Rigor
Forget about any pop culture references about community colleges being a playground for those between high school and adult life, or as a mere stepping stone to a four-year university. Classes here will make you keep pace with any university student, but all the more to your benefit, in certain ways you will surpass them. At a smaller institution you will be subject to closer teacher to student interaction, as well as a tight knit community of faculty and other students who all share your values and dreams. Tacoma Community College is a place where hard work is valued and encouraged, and their classes reflect that. We strive for excellence here.
Dorm Life
Being a community college, there are no actual dorms. However, this factor does not cancel out the fact that around the school is a vibrant college-centric community. Many students live nearby, and businesses all around are filled with study haunts that host these academics on a regular basis. Even on the campus itself there are so many places where one can go to learn or to relax in between their educational regime. There are always exciting things going on, and perhaps because of the size of our school, we're more invested in keeping the days fresh and lively. People routinely spend all day on campus even when they have only one, perhaps two classes, because there are many activities to pursue.
Food and Dining
While we do not have very many places to eat on campus, the main cafeteria is excellent about serving up a variety of different cuisines each week. One popular item are the Pho noodles, a Vietnamese creation where you can add on things to round out your bowl. It creates a hearty, slightly colorful option to delight your stomach. Off campus however, there are endless options both within walking distance or in the radius of a short drive. One thing is for sure - whatever you have a hankering for, you are more than likely to find it close by.
What to do for fun
When you are looking to have a little fun to break up the time spent studying, look no farther than the many clubs or activities hosted by the college. There are groups to suit a myriad of different interests, and you can always find posters for events and opportunities plastering your nearest wall or cork board. Finally, at the college one thing we do not lack is green space. If you are looking to take a stroll, or perhaps indulge in some Ultimate Frisbee, there are spots all over campus to fulfill those needs. Careful though, you might make a few friends in the process!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One of my personal favorite spots is the Asian-themed bridge in the middle of the campus that travels over a road connecting the front and the back sides of the expanse. Surrounded by natural foliage, the architecture is truly exquisite and when one travels over the bridge there is always the scent of fresh pine and greenery in the air.
Great for these types of students
Tacoma Community College is best suited to the type of student who is dedicated, level-minded, and ready to hit the ground running toward pursuing their career and dreams.
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Nicholle from Puyallup, WA

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
TCC is in a great location and has a pretty wide variety of classes and programs. The office staff isn't very helpful when you are a returning student, but if you are persistent everything should work out just fine.
Tips for prospective students
Do your homework and use the resources that the school offers if you need help. Also remember this is your money so don't be scared to ask questions.
Academic Rigor
I've only had one professor that I did not enjoy. Every other class had a great atmosphere.
Dorm Life
There is not any on campus living.
Food and Dining
I've never ate there before.
What to do for fun
Check your campus email to find out about activities going on for the week.
Bang for the buck
It's nice to get your prerequisites completed at a Community College before going to a University. It really saves you money.
Great for these types of students
TCC is great for students who work full time because there is usually a variety of times classes are held. Also if you are going back to school they have a lot of certificate programs which don't seem too intimidating to complete.
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Bao Han from Tacoma, WA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
it is very diverse community college. teachers are nice and students are very open and outgoing. be sure to use the help in marc
Tips for prospective students
parking is very crowded so it is better to arrive early or take the bus if it is more convenience. and be sure to register for classes early because it will run out very quickly. they have a lot of free money for scholarships so you can even go for free.
Dorm Life
i don't think they have dorm since it is a community college afterall :)
Food and Dining
it is pretty good, be sure to try it.
What to do for fun
there are activities every week so be sure to check your email for more information.
Bang for the buck
in the student store, you can buy microsoft office for cheap
Great for these types of students
all type of students especially because it is cheap.
Clubs and Activities
there are ton of clubs for you to join, check out your email for more information on them.
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Daisha from Wauna, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I really like Tacoma Community College, The teachers are helpful and supportive. They all want the students to be as successful as they know we are. The students are all kind and inviting, we are all there for the same reason, to further our education.
Tips for prospective students
Dont expect this college to be easy just because it is a community college, TCC is one of the top community colleges in the US. Come to class prepared and ready to learn!
Academic Rigor
The courses give a good amount of homework and essays! I have only been at TCC for half of one quarter so I havent experianced the more difficult classes yet but I have heard they give quite the homework load.
Dorm Life
No dorms! There are nice appartments across the street though.
Food and Dining
They have a nice lunch room full of good foods and the student store has good cheap food!
What to do for fun
You can go to the student life center and check out whats going on around campus! I vonunteered for a haunted house this halloween and got to dress up and scare the guests! There was food, games, dancing and a costume contest as well!
Bang for the buck
You get the same quality classes as Universities for a great price!
Great for these types of students
Great for students who dont know what they want to major in yet or who wants to get their associates degree for cheapter than transfer.
Campus Safety
I have never felt unsafe at TCC
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