Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Community College


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Recent Reviews

Zachary
Community College is the Way to Go!

I love GRCC! It is great because of the class size, the professors, and the cost. Overall, the college has great classes and ...

Community College is the Way to Go!

I love GRCC! It is great because of the class size, the professors, and the cost. Overall, the college has great classes and there are also groups outside of class that students can become a part of. At times it can feel like everyone is "passing through" as most students are going to GRCC for only two years, but on the other hand it is nice to be able to make short term relationships and know that in the future one can make more relationships at the next college/university!

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

A really inexpensive route to attain a Assoicates Degree and prepare youself for a four year university.

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

A really inexpensive route to attain a Assoicates Degree and prepare youself for a four year university.

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

The advice I'd give myself is, Don't worry about the small stuff. Keep your head up. Its only hard if you make it hard. There are things you can control and things you can't. Take it day by day, and keep a positive additude no matter what.

What's unique about your campus?

I really like how inexpensive it is and how close it is in proximity to my house. The teachers and Professors are really nice and understanding.

Selina
Describe the students at your school.

Many keep to themselves, but most of the time friendly if you speak to them.

Describe the students at your school.

Many keep to themselves, but most of the time friendly if you speak to them.

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

The type of advise I would give myself, would be to never procrastante, study as hard as I can, always take notes and review them. It's a hard habit to get out of, and it really hurts you in college. Always give everything your all, and never underestamate yourself. And just because you're mentally and physically tired of all the essays, homework, and projects doesn't mean giving up is an option, it's just another little mental push to continue, it means that weakness is leaving, and hard work is moving in!

What's unique about your campus?

Best thing is that if you need any type of help, it's there in plain sight. Staff are always willing to get out of their way to help you, and some classmates are willing as well to help you get to your goal. Professor are very understanding, and will do what they can to make sure you do great in the class.

katelin
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were very diverse in their ethnicity and cultures.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were very diverse in their ethnicity and cultures.

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

Honestly, there isn't really anything I would tell myself. As a High School Senior I was already taking so many college classes as well as taking classes outside of High School to be an Emergency Medical Technition that I didn't have much of a normal Senior year. I was looking past High School and tried taking as many opportunites as possible to set me up for college. I was already use to the work load. On top of the College and EMT classes I was also very involved in church and worked. I already knew what it was like to balance multiple things at once. In fact, having to still be in High School was more a nuisence. So once I graduated nothing really changed for me. Because I set my self up so well my Senior year, the transition into college was so much easier for me than my peers. I knew what it was like to already have many responsiblites and how to balance them.

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

The most important piece of advice for you is this: Don't stress out about the coming changes. The coming changes will be fu...

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

The most important piece of advice for you is this: Don't stress out about the coming changes. The coming changes will be fun and enjoyable, more so than you think at the moment! The challenges will be beneficial for you to grow in your character and your knowledge, better equipping you for the days ahead. While you will enjoy the learning, the second piece of advice is this: there will be a fair amount of homework. In order to academically excel, you will need to put a lot of time into your studies. While this advice seems to contradict, both parts are necessary for you to be prepared and to succeed in this transition and in the transitions to come.

What's unique about your campus?

Overall great professors, because they provide a great learning environment.

Emilee
Describe the students at your school.

Most of them simply want to do the miminal amount of work possible to pass the class and are not particularly interested in l...

Describe the students at your school.

Most of them simply want to do the miminal amount of work possible to pass the class and are not particularly interested in learning.

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

Ask for help. College is complicated and hard, and even more daunting if you try to figure everything out yourself. Advisors and professors know how to maneuver college life, and they are there to help you. Be in constant communication with your advisor, and ask him all the questions you have, no matter how silly they seem. Make sure you understand your schedule and payments for your classes. Through your advisor, explore all the possibilities for financial aid and scholarships. Even if you don't have any questions, meet with your advisor regularly, just to ensure that you are on the right track. Similarly, talk with your professors frequently. Meet with them after class, or go to their office during office hours. Have them help with assignments that you are confused about, or anything else that you need help with. Even the other students can help. If possible, talk with more experienced students than yourself and ask for their advice. Just keep asking questions; keep asking for help. College is rough, but there are loads of people out there who know exactly how to handle it. You just have to utilize their knowledge.

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

Caring is the word because they really care about their students they really want you to succeed in life and they want you to...

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

Caring is the word because they really care about their students they really want you to succeed in life and they want you to be successful so I am really thankful to be apart of such a great school. I wasn't sure how I felt about the school but the people who work there are so nice and helpful and I hope that doesnt change at all.

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

Question I would ask myself would be not to be scared to ask questions since its a new surrounding and huge college ask questions when you don't know where things are and not to be afraid to open up. Another thing I would tell myself is save money because college is expensive and saving money will help so you have to borrow or take out anything. And enjoy it learn as much as you can and meet new people. But make sure you accomplish your goals and dreams.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How to get around as in where certain buildings were and what were in them because when I first started I didnt have a clue where my classes were and then when I needed to go to the fininacial office they told me what building but not where in the building but then eventually I caught on.

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

My school is unique because they are a community college, but they offer a huge amount of classes. It is also right downtown ...

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

My school is unique because they are a community college, but they offer a huge amount of classes. It is also right downtown in Grand Rapids, which is a very nice city to spend time in. I love being downtown for school.

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

If I could go back to my high school senior self, I would tell myself a few things. I would say to spend more time with friends, because they will be gone soon and nothing will ever be the same. I would say to apply for more scholarships, because financial aid is only out to get you. I would say to appreciate time with family more, because before you know it, you will be on your own and you will miss them. More advice for my former self would be to call my cousins more. As you age, you tend to forget that your family members also age. My last piece of advice would be to enjoy every single moment of senior year, because even though it sounds cliché, it will be over before you know it.

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

The worst thing about my school is that there is no sense of community. The student body is hugely divided, and I do not have a single friend on campus. I would really enjoy being able to live at school.

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