Montgomery College - Comments and Student Experiences|
Speaking about the music building, it may be small but the classrooms are really nice. Not a lot of people take music theory (especially once you're into music theory II), so no need to worry about being cramped in a small classroom. The music building also provides practices room that you can sign up for. There is also a great recital hall with nice acoustics! Oh, and we also have the theater in the Theater arts building, and the large Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center.Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus also have their own performing venue too!
I really like the medium size classes in MC. Sure it feels like high school, but that can be great for those who do not like to be in large lecture halls. This also allows for professors to give individual attention.
The workload really depends on the professors. I recall having a Statistics professor who gives lots of online work (I hate online assignments...), but I also have professors who give absolutely no homework, but simply rely on us to do readings/practice work on our own. Research on your professors!
Social life may seem intimidating at first because of the crowded environment (especially toward the afternoon). Montgomery college at one point had higher enrollment than University of Maryland! But, I made lots of friends, especially with those in the music department. I also became acquainted with other people from my non-music classes. I'm not even in extra curricular activities! There are plenty of extra curricular activities available. Of course...you will still meet people who treats this as another high school. It's a community college, what do you expect?
Now, what I absolutely hate about MC Rockville campus is the parking. Yep, that is a huge problem. There is never enough parking, ESPECIALLY between 10 a.m - 3 p.m. So it is best to go to campus early so you can find time to park if you happen to have any classes between those times. I don't know about Germantown Campus and Silver Spring/Takoma Park campus. I can say a lot more about MC, but visit the campus yourself if you want to find out more!