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If you are a staunch Republican from a

Jan 06 2012English
If you are a staunch Republican from a farming community, or a gang member from the West Side of Chicago, you can find plenty of friends here. Avoid the large apartment complex west of the campus (They keep changing the name for marketing reasons.), because they have lots of brawls, arrests, and shootings there.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Maintenance: A+, Education Quality: F

Basically, the only people who come to Parkland

Sep 08 2010Sociology
Basically, the only people who come to Parkland are townies who have lived here forever. I came from a different city naively thinking that I would meet people, but nobody talks. Or looks at each other. Or acknowledges each others existence. Parkland tries to provide some cool extracurricular stuff (the art gallery is actually super impressive), but the students couldn't care less so most ideas fall flat.

As far as academics go, I haven't been completely challenged in a course yet. Some courses, syllabuses, etc. have been incoherent and not worth taking. Believe me, I would never have classified a class as "incoherent" before coming to parkland, but they definitely occur on this campus!

Some of the faculty is knowledgeable and helpful, others have no idea what's going on. That really depends on who you work with. I've had some amazing professors, and some definitely not-so-amazing ones.In all reality, if you can go to another school, do it. I know people come to community colleges for financial reasons, but if you can, go to some cheap state school where you can at least meet people. You will definitely have more luck somewhere else!

1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Campus Maintenance: A, Innovation: F

It's a pretty good community college, but I

Jan 16 2010Education
It's a pretty good community college, but I mostly just came here because it's affordable and just about everyplace else, even state schools, was too expensive. It doesn't offer a lot of the classes I need to transfer to my top choice schools. The extra-curricular life, apart from sports, is practically dead. There aren't a lot of opportunities to meet people because you just go to class, leave, and then never see eachother again. There are nice facilities, though. The computer lab and the sports fields are all in good condition. Parking is ridiculous, though. You have to get there at least ten or fifteen minutes before class if you want any hope of getting a good parking spot. Basically, if you can go someplace else, go there.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2010
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Social Life: F

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