Dallas, TX
El Centro College


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Recent Reviews

Ofelia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is a pretty decent facility. It has what you need but the location has not been the safest as of lately. There are...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is a pretty decent facility. It has what you need but the location has not been the safest as of lately. There are a lot of homeless people and it is in the dead center of down town dallas. I do like the teachers and the classes they offer.

BRYAN
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion, el centro is a great place anyone can start of their college/university experience. It focused a lot on profes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion, el centro is a great place anyone can start of their college/university experience. It focused a lot on professional work site characteristics. Teachers and staff encourage and push students to always strive for the best so every individual can be successful on and off campus.

Andrea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I was interested in attending El Centro College because I knew it would help me figure out what I wanted to study. I entered ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I was interested in attending El Centro College because I knew it would help me figure out what I wanted to study. I entered college without declaring a major, and through the faculty as well as peers, I have finally come to figure out what I want to study. The environment is always approachable, although one may not know everybody around, new friends are always being made. Aside from the environment outside of the classroom, the environment inside classrooms is one where people are able to state their opinions and not have to worry about being attacked because of it. Furthermore, the location is convenient due to it being in Downtown Dallas. It is across the street from a food court and has a train station next to it that makes transportation easier.

Franklin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

El Centro College is a great place to start! being a community college you'll be here for 2 years and then you would transfer...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

El Centro College is a great place to start! being a community college you'll be here for 2 years and then you would transfer and continue you education. This college has great teachers willing to help you out, being located in the heart of Dallas this place has the best places to explore.

Gina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

El Centro college is located in the heart of Downtown Dallas. The overall student body is small compared to other DCCCD commu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

El Centro college is located in the heart of Downtown Dallas. The overall student body is small compared to other DCCCD community colleges which I think is very beneficial to having a one-on-one connection with professor and other peers. Most everyone that comes to El Centro is trying to further their education. The professors that I had this past semester left a good impression on me. I enjoyed all of the classes that I have taken, and have even made some new friends. The admission process was easy and the staff is helpful and informative. I am planning on transferring to a 4 year college and they are helpful in the student transfer department in regards to what classes will or won't transfer so that I can be smart with my money which is something I appreciate. There is an early college program on campus, so there are a lot of high school students around the campus buildings but they are mostly well behaved and mature. I am looking forward to receiving my associates degree from El Centro College and it will be a good stepping stone for my future.

Faith
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The people that make up El Centro college have become a family to me. It may not have as much land space as a needed but it p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The people that make up El Centro college have become a family to me. It may not have as much land space as a needed but it provides most of our needs. Its academic level is really good and the instructors are very nice and helpful. There are always events for every week but not a lot of students attend these events.

maryellen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This scool is amazing. there are lots of different programs to choose from. the atmosphere is cool because its downtown i tak...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This scool is amazing. there are lots of different programs to choose from. the atmosphere is cool because its downtown i take the train. the staff are helpful and very nice. The medical programs are known all over so theirs a guaranteed job.Awesome campus! I love the teachers .This is a great school!!

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

I've been out of high school for several years and I feel I've obtained some amount of wisdom through my experiences in the r...

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

I've been out of high school for several years and I feel I've obtained some amount of wisdom through my experiences in the real world. I would sit myself down and have a heart to heart, because I've experienced some heart wrenching things. When I was a senior in high school I was very sporadic and wanted to do many things without considering the consequences or even the cost of my actions. Looking back I didn't really care for others and only wanted what would benefit me! I know I'm not perfect now, but I learned a lot in the 4 years that I've been out of school. I would tell my eighteen year old self, "It's not all about you! You aren't the best thing since sliced bread, you don't have it figured out, you will fall and it will hurt. You are a fighter. Be smart about your choices from here on out, go explore, meet people, experience things you've never experienced, and don't be afraid to leap!"

Timothy
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are, for the most part exciting, fun to hang around, and very helpful with everything you can imagine such as h...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are, for the most part exciting, fun to hang around, and very helpful with everything you can imagine such as homework, labs, and extra projects that our professors assign us, not excluding tasks outside of school like personal issues and work related areas because they are people with a wide variety of different variable experiences that can shed some light on your life.

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

As a high school student I wasn't the most well prepared student which hurt me as I entered my freshman year in college because that is one of the keys to suceed as we all know. Another tool I would give to myself as a senior would be to do everything like it was your last day of school. The reasoning behind this is because on the last day of school everyone is ready to get out, turning in whatever assignments that are left, and taking tests they should have studied for at least sometime throughout the year. This would increase my efficiency and quality of assignments. In addition to all these things my last word of advice to myself would be to have fun and enjoy life as much as you can while in high school because once you graduate, life slaps you in the face after that summer. You start to realize all of these responsibility's and tasks you need to complete everyday. Then you think of when you can actually enjoy life and mostly it needs to be planned out at least somewhat.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is wealthy and has decided their major/career should proabably not attend this school. Additionally, anyone who has a scholarship or a better oppurtunity at a university should not attent El Centro. This school is mainly for people trying to explore and find their way in life like I am.

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

My school offers the unique opportunity to work with highly qualified faculty and continue to hold a full time job. I had no...

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

My school offers the unique opportunity to work with highly qualified faculty and continue to hold a full time job. I had no desire to take online courses, because I recognize the benefit of being inside the classroom with direct access to your instructors. I am highly capable of learning on my own, but there is something special about learning with your instructor and collaborating with other students in the classroom to meet course goals. My first semester at El Centro has been incredibly rewarding, and I am happy to continue on this journey toward my future.

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

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school student, I would tell myself to attend a state school for all four years of undergraduate studies. In my experience, I found that attending an expensive private school did not offer enough benefits to outweigh the incredible cost. Unfortunately, because those classes were much harder (modeled after Harvard) my grades were slightly lower than students who attended state schools, despite the fact that I was on the Dean's List at my own school. This greatly affected my ability to be accepted into my desired graduate programs, forcing me to rethink my academic path. Now that I am maintaining a 4.0, many doors are opening, including medical school! I would love to say, "High school me, you should work harder!" However, I did work very hard. I would definitely not say, "High school me, take the easy road!". That is not rewarding in any way. I would say, "High school me, take the most efficient and beneficial road, the one that will allow your dreams to come true! By following this path, your hard work WILL pay off, and you WILL succeed early in life."

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

The worst thing about attending a community college, in my brief experience at this school, is that a disturbingly large percentage of my peers seem to have enrolled due to some feeling that it is what they are "supposed to do," rather than choosing to go to school as a result of a great inner desire to learn. These students simply do not try very hard. Many of them are obviously smart, and it sometimes makes me sad that they are attending classes at a time when they are not really ready. I hope they find that spark in themselves.

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