Charlotte, NC
Central Piedmont Community College


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Recent Reviews

Sydney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love CPCC because there are about 8 different campuses and the school offers a variety of degrees of two-year programs. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love CPCC because there are about 8 different campuses and the school offers a variety of degrees of two-year programs. The Central Campus that I attend is extremely beautiful with a nice view of uptown Charlotte. You can easily walk up to different stores and eateries around the Central Campus. The professors are extremely helpful and although this is a community college I believe CPCC takes academics very serious. One reason I would recommend CPCC is because it is so much cheaper to take your general aid courses here first and then transfer to a 4-year college. The expenses are so much cheaper and saved my family a TON of money. I am off to UNCC now but no worries; I have saved up my money and I'm taken my experiences from my 2-year college to my 4-year college!

michaela
Rule your community college

This a great college to begin with before transferring to a university or to get a certification. There are so many helpful r...

Rule your community college

This a great college to begin with before transferring to a university or to get a certification. There are so many helpful resources offered and they are great at helping you transfer and choose classes.

Matthew
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

At CPCC there is such an great array of ethnicities and ages in the student body. There are mothers, fathers, and foriegn stu...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

At CPCC there is such an great array of ethnicities and ages in the student body. There are mothers, fathers, and foriegn students, as well as the traditional eighten to twentytwo year old students. This creates such a great environment to develop new perspectives from the experiences other students have had. A mother's view on social problems is different from my own, and that challlenge to think outside of how I normally do is a priveledge most traditional colleges do not have.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to save more money and build credit. I have taken the money I have earned for granted, as well as the importance of having credit, good credt. Being someone who pays for their own education out of pocket, I could be further along with my studies had I been able to afford more classes. Additionally, I am currently lacking a reliable means of transportation to school. If I had began building credit at a young age, I could get a better loan to buy a reliable vehicle. Affording college, and a reliable means to get there, are two struggles I am currently having. I would be able to concentrate even more, had I told myself this information in high school.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Even though the school's diversity is the institution's strength, the student body is also a weakness. Too often, I feel as if I am only challenged by my professors because there are too many students are not driven to perform well academically. CPCC is a route to a greater education, and I wish more students saw that.

Jamie Colleen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I didn't take the whole process very seriously, and missed scholarship application deadlines, and I just didn't really try. I...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I didn't take the whole process very seriously, and missed scholarship application deadlines, and I just didn't really try. If I could go back, then I would apply to many, many more scholarships and would have tried to go to a university instead of a community college. I feel like I would have a better experience at a university, and would have been able to make a lot more friends easier. I regret not taking things as seriously as I should of, and I learned my lesson. I should have pushed myself to do what it took to go to the school I have always wanted to go to.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I do not like the size of the school and want to be at a university because being from out of state when I first started, it was harder to make friends with people since most already went to high school together. Plus, I just like bigger classes in general.

Preston
Describe the students at your school.

Many of the students at CPCC are from all different backgrounds. Some, like me are there right out of high school. Others are...

Describe the students at your school.

Many of the students at CPCC are from all different backgrounds. Some, like me are there right out of high school. Others are a bit older and have come back for a higher education. Some people want to be there while others would rather be somewhere else entirely. But if I would have to describe the students at CPCC I would say that they are mature. My classmates at Central Piedmont are all there for an education, they dont cause disruptions and trouble in the class rooms; they are simpliy there to learn.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were to go back I would tell myself that it's going to be really tough at first. Class schedules will be confusing, you'll get lost a few times and it'll be hard to make friends at first. But you just need to be strong and know that things will get better. Dont be afraid to go to club meetings or speak up in conversations. Its ok to be unsure about things, but dont let it get in your way of moving forward. Lifes journey is just beginning, its ok to take it easy and get your footing before you continue. Theres a long road ahead and its important to not stress too much about it and just enjoy life in the moment.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school would have to be the system for turning in work. When ever something has to be turned in online it always has to be at midnight. This was hard for me since I wouldnt get off of work until 11:30-11:45pm. If I didnt have the work done early enough it would be turned in late or incomplete. I would have made things easier if the work was due befire class began. If the school had done that it may have been a little easier for other students and myself.

Angelica
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are enthusiastic, respectful, and eagar to learn and succeed; their determination and hardwork creates an accep...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are enthusiastic, respectful, and eagar to learn and succeed; their determination and hardwork creates an acceptional learning environment, as well as an intellectually and academically stimulating one.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

CPCC is known for providing a quality, affordable education to anyone who is eager to learn. Their campuses are extremely diverse and extend outreach to anyone without bias. The professors are remarkable and well educated in their fields, as well as willing to help in any way that they can. The Academic Learning Center is constantly reaching out to students to ensure success. The small class sizes cultivate a learning experience that cannot be obtained in large universities. CPCC offers programs that comply with a vast array of interests in the workfield and prepares students for the future.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

"Don't change a thing." The challenging experiences that I endured and brought upon myself since high school have molded me into a revolutionist. My scholastics were in turn put on hold, but during this time I became educated in the courses of life. I am seasoned with the knowledge of the struggle to survive. The freedom of college students demands time management and responsibility. Everyone develops differently, and this process determines our futures. Adversity developed me into the adult I had to be to recognize my purpose in the biochemical/physical and nutrition fields. I'm a dreamer of excellence, and I believe it starts and ends with nourishing, not poisoning, our bodies. The many evils of our world have consistently drawn our attention away from the most detrimental one: disrespecting our bodies. The exponential growth of our population has pushed our industries into mass production of the cheapest "food" products that can be manufactured and it is killing us. The obesity epidemic is a result of our relationship with these "foods." We are addicts, and I was an addict once too. The constant battle with a process that is necessary for life is deep, but I can help.

Eanna
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Central Piedmont Community College has multiple campus that each have their own unique personalities and qualities, but all a...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Central Piedmont Community College has multiple campus that each have their own unique personalities and qualities, but all are welcoming and offer many valuable resources to students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself about college life and making the transition includes better planning, build a relationship with staff, make friends before you get to campus, and become familiar with the area. I was definitely unprepared my first day! I didn’t have lunch or any snacks, so I was hungry all day. That hunger was a distraction from listening to the professors as they went over syllabi. I also had to stand in multiple long lines because I didn’t get my ID, bus pass, or books ahead of time. Secondly, I would tell myself to build relationships with staff early. The people on campus are there to help you, so the earlier they get to know you, the more they’ll be able to help you. Also, I would tell myself to build relationships with other incoming students. You will feel much more comfortable if you have a familiar face in one of your classes, someone to sit with at lunch or between classes. Lastly, become familiar with the area surrounding your campus. Not only will that ensure your safety, but you will know more resources to help you succeed. Good luck!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any person that is dedicated and willing to learn should attend this school.

Sean
Describe the students at your school.

i have not yet experienced classmates in a classroom environment in college yet because i have not yet started my classes in ...

Describe the students at your school.

i have not yet experienced classmates in a classroom environment in college yet because i have not yet started my classes in school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Hindsight is 20/20. If I could go back in time to high school and tell my self information that would help me get through high school and to be beneficial for college, my number one thing would be to form good study habits and to not procrastinate. My study habits are not the worst but they definately could be better. I would tell myself to study more because studying more has made my life so much more easier in college and looking back in highschool i caould have just spent an hour a day and my grades would have chancged dramatically. I would tell my self not to procrastinate because procrastinating in college could be the death of you and you do not want to be behind at all. In highscool I was always stressed out over work because i put it off until the last second and now that I dont and try and get my work done as soon as I get it and life is just easier because you do not have to worry about assignments all the time.

What's unique about your campus?

Well since i have not started my classes yet for this semester other than an online class i have not experienced to much about CPCC. I have had some experience withe the advisors at CPCC though. They are very helpful people and they show that they do in fact care about you and your education.

Jessica
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

CPCC is a very informative, helpful school, the people are nice and the environment is very clean, I really enjoy attending t...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

CPCC is a very informative, helpful school, the people are nice and the environment is very clean, I really enjoy attending this college.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have told myself to never take that college break. Even though it might seem like a good idea, you will just be putting yourself behind in life. I would have also told myself to be better with your credit and to save money, because going to college has a huge opportunity cost when it comes to your time and finances. And last but not least to just hang in there, that it will all be worth it in the long run.

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