Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona State College


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Recent Reviews

Justin
Describe the students at your school.

My fellow classmates are all very determined and career focused individuals with the goal to succeed in life.

Describe the students at your school.

My fellow classmates are all very determined and career focused individuals with the goal to succeed in life.

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

If I could go back and tell my high school senior self about college, I would tell myself that college is an ongoing challenge. I would tell myself about how hard it is to learn the material and test well on it. I would also advice myself to read the text books ahead of time so I could have a better understanding what the class and lectures are about beforehand. However, the best piece of advice I would tell myself is to work ahead and never procrastinate on anything. Once you fall behind it’s hard to get out of the route without making yourself sick staying up so late. The hardest thing to prepare my former self is to tell him that hanging out with friends is much different than it is in high school. I would say, seeing your friends is not an everyday event. It is actually a treat and privilege to find time to socialize with your good friends. The last piece of advice I would give myself, is to work hard in everything that you do and never get discourage from a failure. And finally try not to stress. It’s a waste of time.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Daytona State College is their location and tuition cost. With the combination of having to drive less and lower cost tuition I am able to stay in the black with my finances. The location is also amazing right in the middle of the world's most famous beach Daytona Beach. It is close to food, historic sites, the beach, and much more. Their location is very easy to get to without getting lost or taking back roads.

Nicole
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very nice, but sometimes keeps to themselves.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very nice, but sometimes keeps to themselves.

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

If I could go back in time, I would have applied to more scholarships in order to receive more of stability. I would have also saved up more money so I didn't have to work as much as I do now. It's hard working a full time job and going to school full time as well. Another important piece of advice I would have given myself was to intern and shadow more people that had jobs that interested me. This would have given me more of an understanding of what I really want to do for my future career so I could have been 100% focused on that. :)

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the small class sizes. It gives the students more one on one attention.

Kayla
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Daytona State College are just like me, trying to get a good education, open-minded, creative, and very help...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Daytona State College are just like me, trying to get a good education, open-minded, creative, and very helpful.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Daytona State College is known for having very flexible classes so that anyone can earn an Associates Degree, Certificate, or Bachelors Degree.

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

I know there is the saying of never saying never but if I could go back to being my youthful and lively high school self , I would tell myself never, "never stop being full of life, never give up, and never stop following your dreams. I know it sounds cliché but it is the truth and this advice will take you far. It is 2014 and I love my life the way it is but if I had this advice I would be further along in my process of being successful. First, never stop being full of life, vibrant, positive, and fun to the people you know and the people you will meet. Second, when going through the application process and test taking for college it might be strenuous but study hard and never give up. Last, If there is something you dream of doing please follow your dream and never think it can't be accomplished. Never say you can't do something because you can accomplish anything you put your heart, mind, and soul into.”

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

If I could go back and talk to my high school self I would convenience myself to try harder. I finally discovered in my last...

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

If I could go back and talk to my high school self I would convenience myself to try harder. I finally discovered in my last year of high school the importance of a good GPA. I would tell my 9th grade, 10th grade and 11th grade self to focus on my future more. High school years are the easier years. I had a learning disability in elementary school and middle school. Before I left middle school I had overcome that disability. Instead of trying HARD to continue improving I slacked off and just passed. Live and learn – a hard lesson.

What's unique about your campus?

Daytona Beach Community College (State College) is small enough to give some individual attention if you prefer not to be in a large auditorium setting. However it is large enough to have a great curriculum. There are several campuses, but the main campus – in Daytona Beach, Florida is in a great area. There is a hospital in walking area, also the naval clinic is nearby. Someone getting in the medical field would make a perfect fit. Daytona Beach is known world wide for it’s beaches, Daytona 500 and many more things. DSC would be a great fit for many.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is a versatile school. We have students who are just out of high school, older students who put off college for a few years, and students in high school and taking college courses. So we have all ages, several nationalities, gay and lesbian. DSC has a variety of choices for your degree. There is the medical field and the nearby hospital is a great intern opportunity. You have a wide range of choices like photography, music and modern languages to mention a few. This college offer any course you may want and has a great reputation.

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

I truly wish I could go back in time and talk to myself in high school. Honestly, I wish I could go back to a high school fre...

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

I truly wish I could go back in time and talk to myself in high school. Honestly, I wish I could go back to a high school freshman. There are so many opportunities out there for scholarships that I could have gotten if I had applied myself in high school. I would tell myself not to skip class, study, and do my assignments. I would tell myself that college is not like high school, and there are no second chances. Once you lose your financial aid, all costs come out of your pocket. I would tell myself to focus now, because the choices you make right now will affect your future more than you can possibly imagine. I would tell myself that because of those choices, I am now struggling to make ends meet, and pay for my classes. I would tell myself to imagine what it's like to work full-time, be 21 years old, and not even be half-way done with your degree. I would ask myself, how does that make your feel? This is now my reality - I would tell myself that life is not a game.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing would be the convenience. I live close by, they offer several online courses, and night classes so I can work and still go to school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The faculty in financial aid and other departments. They are often unknowledgable, not friendly, and the wait time is FOREVER.

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

The science laboratories are well-equipped and clean, the student center is roomy and quiet, and the grounds are pretty and c...

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

The science laboratories are well-equipped and clean, the student center is roomy and quiet, and the grounds are pretty and comfortable.

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

Wait until you're at least 25 years old to attend college. You know you won't study as hard if you attend right after High School, so get the most out of life first, then concentrate on your future. The future will come regardless.

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

The worst thing about my school (keep in mind I attend the Deland campus ONLY) is the parking.

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

I am pursuing an AA degree at Daytona State College (formerly Daytona Beach Community College) and find it very affordable an...

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

I am pursuing an AA degree at Daytona State College (formerly Daytona Beach Community College) and find it very affordable and convenient with a great teaching staff.

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

A Better Me Sex, drugs, and partying are common problems that throw off many aspiring students upon entering college. Fortunately, that was never my lifestyle. Given the opportunity to travel back in time and enlighten my high school age self, I would tell myself to start developing personal study habits that are effective for me, as these are the roots to the foundation of my future college education. Although high school level curriculum doesn’t always entail strict study habits, continually improving these habits will pave the way to a successful study system in college. If I could go back, I would break it down into concepts that my high school mindset could relate to; high school is somewhat of a practice period, developing yourself until you’re properly prepared for the big game, that being college. I took some shortcuts in high school that, at the time, made things much easier, but ultimately left me unprepared for when it really mattered. If I truly could go back in time, I would continually stress never to take anything for granted, and to take advantage of the preparation period so that I don’t fail the real test.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I have not had any experience with this school that is frustrating.

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

I took a year off after high school, and worked for an attorney. Not having a vehicle to drive the twenty miles to work, I t...

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

I took a year off after high school, and worked for an attorney. Not having a vehicle to drive the twenty miles to work, I took two city buses to get to my job. I saved up enough money to go to the junior college the next year. I lived on my own, so I needed the money to pay my bills while I went to school and played volleyball. The following semester, I worked locally in order to save money so that I could go back to the junior college in the fall and play volleyball again. I would not have changed what I did, it's the next part that I would have changed. I received a full ride scholarhsip for volleyball to the University of San Diego. I squandered this gift by not taking the academics seriously. I was asked to leave after the year was over. I learned a very hard lesson. When given a gift, use it to the fullest. If given the opportunity today, I would enjoy every moment of that scholarship, and know that with my goal now of becoming a paralegal, I would complete the program. That would show my gratitude!

What's unique about your campus?

I like that Daytona State College is now a four year school. I just finished my first semester with seven credit hours, and I did it on-line, so I have not participated in the school experience by being at the school physically. When I have gone up to the school, meeting with the academic advisor, taking the math placement test, getting a picture I.D., I have felt like I belong to the college community. I am 52 years old, and I feel everyone has been very accomodating.

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