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| Miami Dade is a leading community college. I do not regret the fact that I was educated by the same people that teach at UM and FIU for far less money. Sure, some of the classes are ridiculously easy but there were just as many challenges. I highly recommend this school to somebody who is tight on money but wants to recieve a decent education. Either way after MDC you could easily get accepted to a fancy schmancy institution. If you really want a challege try for the honors college. Many people from there have been accepted to IVY schools. |
|Mar 27 2008|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2008 |
| For the price and flexibility of MDCC, you have to give up something. They're ultimate goal seems to be to educated the masses and that's what they are doing. If you want "the college experience," you have to pay for that. If you want to go to college and have enough money to vacation in Mexico or Jamaica (or have wicked-fun in the Dominican Republic), MDC is for you. Besides, there's so much to do in Miami that if you really want to have fun, you can have it. However, if it's that "college experience" you're craving, it's as simple as approaching a few people in class to start a study group or moving into a condo or apartment complex on South Beach (where you're sure to make friends to party with).|
Besides social activities, if you just need a degree, go to MDC get your AA and transfer ALL (I REPEAT, ALL) your credits to a long list of state universities and even online universities. I'm sure there's lots of other universities that will accept your credits also. If you're serious, you can CLEP some classes, take some in the mini term, online, and in the two mini summer semesters. You'll have your AA or AS in no time. You just gotta keep your eye on the prize. Trust me, all the real education takes place on the job anyway, you just need the degree to get you in the door. If you call or visit a student advisor, they'll even override the amount of credits you can receive in one semester so it's really all up to you. MDC is accredited, recognized, flexible and cheap. Everything you need is available online so do it yourself. No one's going to walk you through life so you might as well get used to it now. Do a little research and go to college. You'll have great professors, horrible professors, and many inbetween, but you'll walk away with a degree.
|Jan 13 2008|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2006 |
| Ok so it SUCKS. But it doesnt have to suck that hard. It's a community collge that just became a regular college and supposed to be changing everything in the years to come. Now having said that here is what you will find:|
MDC is come in take classes and get out, dont expect any activities in-school or groups or anything of the sort. The only clubs here are the academic clubs, theres no frat/sorority and no school housing of any type. There are Three major campus and some other small ones. The Kendall one i find to be the best, big, enough parking, lots of people, a variety of professors, track, field, pool, gym etc. Then its wolfson which is urban, right in the middle of downtown miami, lacks what kendall has but still a good variety of professors. Then interamerican which is the worst, you'll find mostly cuban people who can't speak english, but you will still find some great professors.
I must say that with all the sucking, i find many of the professors to be great, you have to look at ratemyprofessors to get the good ones but they have them, and they wont treat you like another number. Ive taken all my math(calculus 1 to 3, differential equations etc) and the teachers are always accessible and understanding. You got to keep in mind that many of these professors have taught in FIU, and some in good universities too.
Opportunities are there i am sure, you just have to look for them because they wont come by themselves. I do engineering, and the engineering department has a deal with other schools on transfer students. The most notable is with georgia tech(top 20 in the country for tech), where they accept you with a Associates Degree In pre-engineering with a 3.0 gpa guaranteed. I know people who have gone there thanks to MDC.
The general concensus of the student body is to slack, so unless you want to be there forever you have to be determined and ofcourse not slack. ITs easy to slack because although the student life sucks, the surrounding city, MIAMI offers great night life. CLubs open all week, most up to 5am in the week and weekends open up to 9am to 12pm the next day, Miami Beach is minutes away, the whether is always great.
If you can get over that you will find that there are good tutors in the math labs to help you and in any other labs you need. I spend entire days studyign there and the tutors are free no matter what you will find someone to explain that physics or math section you cant understand. Same for biology and anatomy.
For the price of the college its a great opportunity for florida residents to get their gpa up and transfer. Also out of state people wishing to transfer to USF, UM, FSU, UCF, that weren't accepted are more likely to be accepted if you do your first two years at a florida community collge and then transfer to these with an AA.Im just done with my AA in engineering and all i have is great things to say about my professors and tutors although i utterly hate most of the people in school because they are closeminded and all want to look the same and be the same (boring). However im happy that i'm transfering soon to UF or FSU (undecided) and getting out. Hope it helped.
|Jul 20 2007|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2008 |