Tyler Junior College
Tyler, TX, USA

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Tyler Junior College
3.55 Average Rating

Melody from Sunnyvale, TX

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Tyler Junior College is one of the top junior colleges in the nation. For the most part the faculty is always very helpful and qualified. They offer classes in the classroom, online, and even via satellite. There is also an honors program at the school.
Am enjoying being here
The thing that makes this two year school special is how it truly feels like a four year university. There are dozens of sports teams, clubs, and organizations on campus that help the campus to have a community feel. Also the campus has on campus housing for out of town students and the dorms are extremely nice. The new Ornelas complex feels like a hotel complete with deli, computer room, media room, flat screen TVs in the main lobby, game room, conference rooms, each room has its own bathroom, courtyard, and it is only a few years old.
Bang for the buck
Being a junior college this school is a great way to get ones core classes out of the way for less money than it would cost at a university. The credits at this school also easily transfer to four year universities.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved as much as you can. There are many organizations on campus including sports teams, the Apache Belles drill team, national champion boys and girls soccer team, religious organizations, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, band, and many other opportunities.
Great for these types of students
This is great for those who wish to transfer to a four year university, anyone who wants to earn an associates degree, anyone who is looking for a certain type of certification, nursing majors, or anyone who wants to further their education.
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Josue from New Summerfield, TX

a current student here
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In three sentences
I would give Tyler Junior College a 10 for excellent it's not just a typical college for me but a second home were I learn new different topics and learn to coexist with different people and learn from them as well.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend this for student's who plan to study a two year major or for students who want to pursue a four year major and then transfer due to it's low tuition or who lack money to pay for a university.
Academic Rigor
TJC or Tyler Junior College has a high academic Rigor for been just a two year college its well know in Texas if not the USA for the Students Academic grade standers.
Dorm Life
Well I can't personally say from experience about life at the dorm's but from what I saw went I visit them for orientation they were clean and well organise and I have heard only positive things about them.
Food and Dining
In TJC theirs plenty of food options for those Pike eater's from mouth watering burgers to healthy and delicious salads. Theirs also different choice to pick during the day like in the morning they might serve breakfast which could consist off pancakes and eggs or in the afternoon were they might serve spaghetti with meat balls.
What to do for fun
Theirs numerous things to do for fun at TJC like join the paint ball club for example or the anime club were you would watch movies and play video games and go to comic book convention or for those people who want to do exercise third a facility with different exercise machines to exercise or play sport like B-ball
Bang for the buck
TJC also gives you a lot of Bang For your buck in every aspect like affordable books and supplies. Installment plans were they let you pay for your course a moth at a time and half the cost of tuition compare to University and other colleges.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is a great priority in TJC with 24/7 watch and instant respond from campus security.At TJC all students on campus are required to were and ID to let the everyone now that your part of TJC and not some stranger that wants to do harm.
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Ray from Tyler, TX

a current student here
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In three sentences
The right step in the right direction.
Tips for prospective students
Ask every question there is in your mind.
Do not hesitate to act on what the instructor says.
It is a community and a college, do not hold yourself back.
Academic Rigor
TJC is a community where teachers do care for their students. Most will stop to ask if you are doing alright in a subject area and if they do not, then they are ready to quickly respond if you need help with something.
Dorm Life
I live in the co-ed dorm and even though there are the usual yelling and parties, the dorm life here is very clean and mostly safe. For a junior college, I am surprised by the professional staff here. True, I do wish there was more quiet times during the night, but it is college life and you make the most of it.
Food and Dining
Granted, it is college food and not home made meals, but the Valley services here are fantastic with their meals. However, the reason for the three stars is due to the employees. I am not too thrilled with their services in some areas on campus, but if you find the right deli to go to then you will get to know the workers and everything pans out.
What to do for fun
TJC offers many things in both community and in learning. In some way, it is more ran by students than a faculty when it comes to doing things for fun. Many clubs and groups start movie nights, or holiday parties to relieve you of the college classroom stress and give you the chance to meet new people. Personally, I find the volunteer work fun because it offers the chance for me to step out of my so-called troubled world and help others that are in actual trouble.
Bang for the buck
If you are looking for an University, this isn't the place for you. TJC is a good stepping block for you to understand college life; gain new knowledge; create a network of good friends and it will give you the chance to transfer all of that to an actual University where you can expand even further.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One of the traditions we have on campus is the drum beat. When homecoming approaches, we place out a large drum and each student is given the chance to beat on the drum for good luck on our football team.
Great for these types of students
Those who are not sure about college life. It is even better for those that are planning on attending school with friends and possibly family members. TJC is a wonderful place to find your direction.
Clubs and Activities
There are plenty clubs and activities to attend at TJC. Each fit the student and give that student a chance to expand the club or activity. Most clubs and activities are ran by students and backed by faculty that aid in finding ways to conduct the activities of that club.
Campus Safety
The campus safety is really strong on TJC grounds. From that parking ticket to theft, the campus security take their job seriously and care for the students on the grounds. Now, not all security are stiff necked pencil pushers; they connect with the students and try to maintain a healthy campus rather than a stressful one.
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Monica from Lindale, TX

a past student here
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In three sentences
Tyler Junior College has three promises. #1, Quality Education. #2 Vibrant Student Life. #3 Community Service.
Tips for prospective students
Tyler Junior College will provide a great quality education at a lower cost. If undecided, this is the place to explore the variety of majors and programs we have to offer. Do some research and dip your toes in each major that you could be interested in to find out what your passion is.
Academic Rigor
Courses are offered in traditional classroom settings, via Instructional Television, online and in some cases, on-site. TJC offers travel study programs. These courses are 3 hour credits and designed to provide hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate students and other individuals who undertake foreign travel. They offer the participant opportunities to learn outside the classroom.
Dorm Life
Ornelas dorms are the nicest, newest, and the only co-ed dorms we have on campus. It will remind you of a luxurious hotel. TJC has nine residence halls that house more than 1,060 students. All the dorms located on campus and each two rooms, besides Orenlas complex, share one bathroom.
Food and Dining
Every resident must have a Meal Plan. These meal plans consist of a 19, 15, or 10 meals per week plan. The cafeteria always has a variety of foods. A salad and soup bar, a little tour of italy, and of course, the typical college food, fries, pizza, cheese sticks and more. If you are vegan, the salad bar is for you. They have tons of crackers and veggies to decorate your salad.
What to do for fun
Depending where you are coming from, there can be a lot to do in Tyler or very little. We have one bowling alley, one mall, plenty of retail stores, three movie theaters, six dance clubs, and tons of restaurants.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Drumbeat started in 1948 and it is an unbroken tradition since that time. The drum beats to the Apache Cadence 24 hours a day starting on Monday of Homecoming Week and continuing until kickoff on Saturday. The tradition of the drumbeat is that if it does not stop we will win the game on Saturday but it stops we will lose the game. Tradition has held for the past 18 years, with one exception, one time the drumbeat stopped and we tied the game. But it was the worst weather that you can imagine for a football game. It hailed, rained one inch per thirty minutes, and had cloud to ground lightning, with the game being delayed three times due to the lightning.
In the 1940's TJC played in many national football games including the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Members of the Tyler Community were interested in knowing if TJC won or lost its game and so they came up with a way for the community to know if TJC won their game. Ramey Tower was visible at the time from Broadway, since the trees on campus, planted by Dr. Potter were very small and Tyler Junior College is located on a hill at the present location. Ramey Tower is lit in gold if we win the game and in white if we lose the game.
Clubs and Activities
There are over 30 organizations which include educational, religious, special interests, governmental and departmental. Depending on your interest, contact the sponsor and find out more about the organization and when they meet. If there is not an organization that fits your style you can create your own organization. TJC bicycle club, apache band, apache belles, black student association, hispanic student association, deaf connection club, association of baptist ministries, and apache activities council just to name a few.
Campus Safety
Beginning this fall 2010, students and employees will wear their identification cards on lanyards so that others know of their role at the College and so that visitors will be identifiable. There is constantly campus security on bikes and go karts to make sure there is no disruptive problems going on campus. If you do not have or wear your lanyard you will be pulled aside by campus safety. They will ask you to write your name and A# and will call to confirm you are a student to issue you a day pass. If you are not a student, you will be escorted off campus.
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Hannah from Van, Tx

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I Love TJC!
Tips for prospective students
Great school!
Great for these types of students
Any student going into the healthcare feild
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determined to finish

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
TJC offers flexible and diverse learning opportunities. Through the dual-credit program, I began taking college level courses during high school. These included English, Economics,World History, Art Appreciation, Pre-Calculus, College Algebra and Biology. These courses were challenging, but well worth the effort. The core curriculum I chose to pursue when I began attending classes after high school graduation included some online courses and one class at a satellite campus site in my hometown. These options, along with multiple sections of each class offered, allowed me the freedom to set my schedule around work and family obligations. The advisor I had was accessible by e-mail and answered my concerns in a timely manner. Being an A student at a 4A east Texas high school prepared me for the academic demands of the courses I took at TJC which included Geography,Elementary Statistics,Government Literature, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Speech, BCIS, some Elementary Education courses.
Am enjoying being here
Actually, I live at home, and have had to attend classes for only two semesters and this summer to complete the core curriculum I need to begin as a junior at a 4 yr. university. My goal is to finish my undergraduate classes and go on to an occupational therapy program. Thus, I chose not to spend much time enjoying campus life. I also had a job and family responsibilities. The setting is familiar and beautiful, stately brick buildings on an established property, covered with trees.
It was easy to get around and find my way to on campus classes. Staff was helpful when needed.
Bang for the buck
Compared to the local 4 year university, TJC offers the core curriculum for almost 1/3 of the cost. My parents are paying for my education, along with minimal scholarship money, and their advice to take advantage of a top rated Jr. College like TJC was sound. Why end up with thousands in student loans to pay back? TJC will get you started without the debt.
Tips for prospective students
Take as many classes as you can at TJC before entering a 4 year college. Be sure to communicate with your advisor and promptly ask any questions. If taking online courses, begin following the syllabus right away, I found the assignments easy to keep up with that way.
Great for these types of students
I think TJC is great for all students, young and old. They offer classes for just about anything!
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Aziel from Tyler, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This college is really worth attending due to its; affordable tuition, small class sizes, lunch, and community. The tuition is ridiculously affordable, therefore proves that the saying of college is too expensive to be false. Moreover, Financial Aid and Scholarships can be used to pay off your tuition.
Academic Rigor
Professors here actually get to know you by your name, and are gratefully willing to help you succeed in their classes, since the class sizes are small compared to University classes. Everyone is welcomed at Tyler Junior College, and everyone here is placed on the path that leads towards success.
Dorm Life
If you stay at a dorm, your tuition along with the dorm roughly costs you 10,000 a year. Plus Tyler Junior College is located in a really safe and peaceful city. Here you don't have to worry about any dangers that will try to get a hold of you.
Food and Dining
The food offered at school is really delicious, offering an all you can eat buffet for only $7.31. Not to mention, their is a great variety of mouth watering food in this buffet that will surely satisfy your taste buds and stomach. Ranging burgers and pizza, to home style barbecue and pork chops.
Bang for the buck
Tuition here is ridiculously affordable, the old saying of college is too expensive is proven false in this school. A full year of tuition is well below 1,500 if you live in within the city, and if you live in the dorms it's roughly 10,000 a year.
Great for these types of students
This is great for those types of students that can't really afford college and hope to do something in their lives. Also, for those that have challenging schedules due to jobs or other personal things in their lives.
Campus Safety
Campus police officers are really strict here. Meaning that they are actually doing their job, which is to keep you safe! They make sure that everything that is disturbing the peace gets exiled out of the campus grounds.
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Rachel from Whitehouse, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This is the perfect place to start pursuing your degree plans of the future. Some of the best professors that you will ever meet teach here at Tyler Junior College. Plus, if you ever need help, any type, there are always people there for you.
Am enjoying being here
Tyler Junior College has so many clubs and organizations that it's easy to find people who you can enjoy being with.
Bang for the buck
Like I said, TJC has some great teachers. They can be fun and enlightening and can help you on the road to your future. This is true for most of the campuses professors but there are a slight few with whom it is up to you to decide what you take from their courses.
Tips for prospective students
While going to Tyler Junior College can be a blast, DO NOT party around all the time. You will need to study and put effort into your courses no matter how hard or easy they may be. With that being said find a club or two to join; they make your stay at TJC so much more fun and interesting.
Great for these types of students
TJC is a great place for high school graduates to begin their college career as well as adult who are returning to finish their degree plans.
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Haley from White Oak, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have been very privilege to have some very excellent teachers. This school has teachers who really care and will focus of helping you learn all you can..
Am enjoying being here
I am highly involved on the campus, I was secretary on student senate my freshman year. All summer and this year I have been Phi Theta Kappa VP of leadership, I have had some of the best experiences because I got involved on campus and have loved every minute of it. I work on campus in the student life office and am always around to help. I love this campus.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved! get involved but don't over do it, you will enjoy everything so much more if you go out and meet people and get involved.
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