Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA, USA

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Whatcom Community College
2.93 Average Rating

Caitlin from Bellingham, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
WCC has been a great stepping stone in the progress of my education. Their wide variety of classes gave me an opportunity to become well rounded in different subject matter, from Drawing, to Physics, to Spanish. The teachers are supportive and they have provided as much help as I wanted when I needed it. WCC is a very good learning environment. I feel like a student with a name instead of a number on a sheet of paper.
Am enjoying being here
Other than just good classes, WCC has a beautiful campus that makes the students feel at home. The Syre building is the student center; part cafe, part auditorium, classrooms, and mostly open areas for people to study or talk. There are many clubs, societies, social and academic groups to join or check out. Plus it is close to a lot of local restaurants and Apartments for student housing.
Bang for the buck
I feel like I'm getting my money's worth at Whatcom, when I have the very rare bad class it carries less of a heft because I didn't pay University prices for it. For the most part, I feel like I'm getting a great education with a small price tag and for most people's economic situations, that is a very valuable characteristic.
Tips for prospective students
To a prospective student I would say to get to know an adviser to make sure you are on track for the degree you want. It is easy to let necessary credits slip through the cracks. I would also suggest participating in class, many professors at WCC grade on participation because of the smaller classes and your input matters! Finally, I suggest joining a club or group on campus, it is a great way to get integrated into college culture and make friends.
Great for these types of students
WCC is great for students who are still trying to figure out what they want to do as a career, earn college credit and not break the bank. Many students fresh out of high school choose to go to WCC in order to gain a transfer degree so they don't have to pay for four years at a University. Also there are many returning adult students gaining more education to get better jobs.
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Alanna from Bellingham, WA

a past student here
0 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
I have heard that the science classes are the same level and transfer the same way for Whatcom as well as Western, so take them at Whatcom because they are way easier and cheaper and you learn the same amount.
Did enjoy being here
The teachers at WCC really care about their students. They definitely put a lot of time and effort into the lives of those they influence.
Bang for the buck
I did the Running Start Program and was able to receive my transfer degree one quarter after my high school graduation. I only paid for my lower level math class, and the books weren't that expensive.
Tips for prospective students
If you take a math class, take it from Russell Sherif! He is the best teacher in the world!
Great for these types of students
Those who want an affordable education in a small school environment, those who are still in high school trying to get free college, and those who just want to learn.
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