Western Nevada College
Carson City, NV, USA

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Western Nevada College
2.71 Average Rating

Jessica from Dayton, NV

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
A community college is a great way to get the feel of how a university is like. The teachers at this school are very hands on and very knowlegable in their fields. I have learned a lot from being at this school. It has also helped me get the feel of what college professors expect. It has also given me the opportunity to achieve my goals.
Am enjoying being here
The atmosphere of this college is great. It is very productive and supportive. I enjoy going to school everyday. The teachers are great and very helpful and friendly, and the students are very friendly.
Bang for the buck
It is way cheaper to go to a community college to get your basics out of the way. I priced it and it is exaclty a $1000 cheaper than an university and you are learning the same thing you would be learning at a university. I highly recommend going here for the first 2 years and then transfering.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to go talk to your professiors, they are there to help you succeed in their classes. They don't want you to fail anymore than you want too.
Great for these types of students
Any students willing to get the same education a university offers for cheaper prices.
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Gary from CARSON CITY, NV

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I like Western Nevada College, for reasons that there is a great teacher to student ratio, it is a low cost school, and it prepares me for my pursuit in higher education. I like that I am able to get an education there and that I am helped on how to do so. There is much opportunity for growth among traditional and non-traditional students.
Tips for prospective students
If you are planning to get a bachelors degree, don't just start off at a University that can be expensive while you are figuring out what you want to do at a college. Start at a smaller less expensive school that will transfer to that University that you want to go to. It will also give you time and opportunity to figure out what careers you may want to pursue, all the while not putting you into so much debt.
Academic Rigor
The classes at Western Nevada are challenging and may help you to get ahead in life, as well as in your education. The teacher to student ratio is great, because I am always one to have questions and in a large class there may not be enough time or enough of the instructor to go around.
Food and Dining
There is a school cafe on campus. It is reasonably priced and the food is excellent.
What to do for fun
There are some activities outside of the class that you can get involved in. Baseball, school organizations, theatre, or even free workshops to get you that extra knowledge you seek.
Bang for the buck
Western Nevada College is great for the pursuit in an associates degree or a certificate in a specialized field. The prices are much cheaper than that of a traditional University, so you can get the same classes but for nearly a third of the cost. Plus, nearly everything is transferable to pursue a bachelors degree elsewhere, for those planning to get a 4 year degree.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
None that I know of.
Great for these types of students
All types of students are welcome at Western Nevada College. It is best for those that are not traditional students such as: prior military, single parents, those who didn't do so well in high school but want to get an education, older students, young students who work full time, and those going into a trade as opposed to getting a degree.
Clubs and Activities
Baseball, softball, theatre, arts, veterans club, student government.
Campus Safety
This is probably one of the safest campuses you will find. Not only is there campus security, but there is the police academy here, as well as, a lot of prior military students. Because Western Nevada College is in a small town there is a sense of community to the school. People watch out for one another.
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Therese from Minden, NV

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
great school for graphic arts. small classes population one on one interaction really nice. price is right, about eighty dollars a unit, sweet.
Tips for prospective students
don't be whimps. step up to the plate and take on your future! life doesn't get any better than having an education and the people you meet along the way.
Academic Rigor
finish with and aa on the dean's honor list and you have better chances of getting into a secondary school with little to no difficulties. put in the time to make it happen.
Food and Dining
we have a great grill, really good cooking.
What to do for fun
i hang out in the graphics lab and work on projects.
Bang for the buck
i checked school fees all over the country and i was blown away how expensive classes are. western nevada college offers you aa that fits the pell grant budget with room for books, software or other class essentials.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
laid back and easy going a good place to learn. really nice library with great staff for assistance.
Great for these types of students
everyone!
Clubs and Activities
sorority, gym, theatre...the norm. really great stuff.
Campus Safety
this is carson city at the foot of south lake tahoe...we really don't have problems.
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Jessica from Carson City, NV

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All but one of my professors was excellent. Of course that one professor was teaching the one class I really needed to excel in so I had to stay in her class. After a 6 week absence we were so behind we had to skip a chunk of the materials and the administrators were not helpful at all. Of course this is a one time thing because the rest of my professors were excellent.
Am enjoying being here
With such an excellent demographic make-up it's difficult to not meet new people. Some of these people are the best people I have ever met and have learned valuable lessons from. The campus is also beautiful with many places to have a study break. The only downside is that it misses some of those classic college experiences that some students seek.
Bang for the buck
Going to a school such as Western Nevada College is an excellent way to save on money. Many basic level classes at this school are the exact same content and difficulty-wise as top-flight universities so you might as well take them where they are cheaper. Also, if you rake up enough scholarships, you get a nice check back from the financial office that you can really use for anything.
Tips for prospective students
It really isn't just a community college. I took 18 credits my first semester thinking that since this school is practically a community college so I would be able to pass every class without a sweat. It turns out I was wrong. I passed all my class yet the classes were more difficult than I was expecting.
Great for these types of students
Anyone seeking to go to school for the first time or looking to go back.
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