Norwalk Community College
Norwalk Community College - Comments and Student Experiences|
Academics: It really depends on your major, but I've had really good experiences at NCC when it comes to my education. Teachers are honestly a hit or miss, but in the Arts department, it's been great. My advisor is great, and I love the classes the school offers.
Social Scene: Not great. Like I said, it's a commuter school so the social scene is non-existent. Most kids work part time or just take 2 classes and leave. Nobody here is really trying to make friends, only taking classes to get to a different school. There are clubs but they aren't all that legit.
Food: Terrible. Some advice to give you: bring your own lunch if you can. Or eat off campus. The food is basically McDonalds, "college style".
Campus: Not fabulous but not terrible. The West Campus is a lot nicer than the East Campus since it has better facilities and classrooms. But all in all, the campus is average to below average (compared to other campuses I've seen).
Financially: PERFECT. Seriously. Go to community college to get credits and THEN transfer to a four year school to save money! My tuition for last year was 3.5k while I have friends who are paying 35k. It's so much cheaper and smarter to take classes at an affordable price than to waste money on a school you'll end up leaving.All in all, NCC is perfect for anyone who needs a few extra credits or wants to go back to school and graduate with an Associate's Degree. I highly recommend it for first year students.
Cost: I highly recommend going to a community college before committing to a four-year school since it's a LOT cheaper than big-name institutions. It's great for experimenting with academics, especially if you don't know what you want to study. My tuition was less than 3.5k, while my friends at SHU are paying 35k.
Major/Academics: I'm currently a fine arts major and I'm enjoying my classes. The art department is great and the faculty have been wonderful. Signing up for classes can be tough though: first come, first serve (usually). Teachers are honestly a hit or miss...but most have been fairly good.
The food: terrible. A lot of people complain about food at four year colleges but I doubt it's anything like NCC's. Advice: bring your own lunch or go off campus to eat.
Social life: is non-existant here. Like I said, it's a commuter school so people just go in, take their classes, and leave. A lot of students work part-time so they don't join clubs or activities (which are pretty lame tbh). Most kids who stick around campus come from low-income families and work blue collar jobs. Very diverse, though.
All in all, NCC is defnitely a good place to go if you want to get back into the swing of college or starting out. It has a ton of academic programs and it's much better financially than most (or all) colleges.