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The City Colleges of Chicago Olive Harvey College

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This school is a joke.Super BrilliantPsychology
This school is a joke. I have never met a more incompetent staff as the ones at this school. First off, I was a transfer student. The registrar's office staff lost half of my transcripts. The other half wasn't evaluated correctly. I was given only 21 credits but I transferred in 42. They basically put me back to a freshman status. I took those same transcripts to other schools and was given my full 42 credits that I had worked hard for. I don't know where to began with the financial aid staff. First, they processed the loans incorrectly and the loan never disbursed. They then had to cancel everything out and reprocess. My tuition didn't get paid until the last 3 weeks of the semester. Losers. The professors take a million years to respond back to your emails. The school offers online classes but you must come to the school to take tests, which totally defeats the purpose of online classes. I wasted valuable time at that school and I advise everyone to think twice before going to Olive Harvey. They have the worse reputation of all the City Colleges of Chicago.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
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The School is not too bad, but itAverageCommunications
The School is not too bad, but it needs some help and Rightly so, because even though, the classes are now starting to get a lot easier and the instructors take

Time out of their busy schedule to help you, they are still
Smug and condescending and try to talk down to you, not only do they do that, but the students do as well. I'm notComing back; until they are some changes, I'm treated like A second class citizen and that's not right! They are robbing me of the whole college experience.

5th Year Male -- Class 2014
Useful Schoolwork: B+, Friendliness: F
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This school is what you make it.Not so brightUndecided
This school is what you make it. I only went here trying to save money because I would have to work for my own college experience. I've completed my first year with a 4.0 and it wasn't hard at all. I do realize that I have lost out on the average "college experience" by choosing to come here. OHC does have some AWESOME teachers who trully do love their job and do all they can to try and help you along with helping you find the next institution you will attend. Prof. Ellens/Manuels is by far the best. She challenges you to the point where only the best in you comes out. Shes very friendly and can relate to most of her students. Class sizes are very very small compared to other univesities. They usually start at about 30 students but by the end of the semester its down to 15-20 because of drop-outs/failure. The college advisors here are horrid. They usually don't know what they are talking about and can screw your academic life up if you don't keep with with requirements and schedules. Always go to a few to get the correct answer and go from there. The student body is very small and is not very social. Majority is made of single mothers from ages 18-30, older students ages 40-60, and a very small percentage of recent high school graduates. Theres never any parties that are worth attending and little to no social clubs. School is close to the Downtown area which makes up for the horrid school social life. Making friends is hard because most students don't attend class to make new friends. Most go with a mentality of "get in and get out". I would not recommend this school but if you are in a situation similar to mine, just make the best of it and find your spot that will make the experience shorter and smoother.
1st Year Female -- Class 2010
Surrounding City: A, Education Quality: F
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