Houston, TX
Houston Community College


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Recent Reviews

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

Houston Community College is a great school to take classes at for the price it offers.

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

Houston Community College is a great school to take classes at for the price it offers.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Houston Community College is best known for being the school that students go to when they're not sure what they want to do with their life and because of that, they're not willing to spend a ridiculous amount of money on classes while trying to figure out what exactly they want to get into.

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

Stay focused. Even though you may not know what you want to do for the rest of your life, don't stress and have fun trying to figure it out. It is a bit ridiculous forcing children who not too long ago had to ask to go to the bathroom to make a decision that would more or less impact them for the rest of their life, but hey, that's life. No matter what mistakes you make in life, always remember that it's never too late to make a change. Even though you're taking things slow by going to a community college, at least you're going to school. Don't waste your parents time and money. Stay focused and I promise that one day, you'll know exactly what you were put on this earth to do, and college will help you get there. Never give up, and always look forward to tomorrow.

Alexis
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Houston Community College is known for providing university-caliber education; innovative, creative instruction; comprehensiv...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Houston Community College is known for providing university-caliber education; innovative, creative instruction; comprehensive individual support, and for being an engaged, responsive community partner.

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

If I had gone back in time towards my Senior year in High School knowing what I know now about College I would have told myself I need to work 10 times harder than I actually did. Although I passed and graduated High School its not enough to just pass. If you want to over succeed so you can pass the ones at the top and arent stuck behind then jump ahead and do your research as ask questions pertaining to college. All the oppurtunies I had to push myself I took them for granted and did metiocre work. Good things in life never come easy. Seek the help you need to get to where you beloing. Apply for scholarships and asking counselors for help to get ahead.

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

I wish I had known about the scholarships and clubs Houston Community College has to offer. My major is Pharmacy and I'm hoping to obtain my Pharmaceutical degree in an average 8years. I'm trying to get involved in science clubs: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy ect. While on the side applying for scholarships and using the money towards books and tuition because college is so expensive.

Morgan
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are a variety of everything including age and race.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are a variety of everything including age and race.

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

I will let myself know that going from high school to college is a great big change. It's going to be hard, but I can do it!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about the small classes sizes of 20 in each class.

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

Houston Community College is a very welcoming place and the people can be very helpful.

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

Houston Community College is a very welcoming place and the people can be very helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

The atmosphere is somewhat friendly, mostly students mind their own business.

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

Dear younger self, If for some miraculous reason this is able to reach you, I wish for you remember what I am about to tell you. In order to get into a proper college or university, you must start doing scholarships! I know it's difficult for you to be motivated, but in order to get a proper education and have fewer worries, this is a huge must! Followed by volunteering and starting to develop a proper study schedule, so that you learn how to manage time better. Speaking of studying, this is something that is unavoidable, college is definitely not like high school. If you are not able to grasp something, you must attend tutorials and practice at home so that you have a better understanding of what you are doing. Unlike high school, no one is going to look after you, you are in charge of yourself. You cannot be a baby and you need to take total responsibility. You might be afraid of what the future holds for you, but no worries! Most people are the same as you. Keep your chin up, remember growing up is a difficult thing to do and it will take time.

Anna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have been to four of our campus (Central, Willie Gay, SW-West Loop and Katy) so I can only rely my experience based on thes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have been to four of our campus (Central, Willie Gay, SW-West Loop and Katy) so I can only rely my experience based on these visits. The best thing is the layout of each campus. It is very easy to get around and find your way. I think the campus size(s) is(are) just right. There are bookstores and vending on each campus so you can pick up a snack if you need to but there are no eateries that I know of. Most of my time on campus is spent in the Communications Department, either in classes or in labs. It seems that there is always a lab open. The department works really hard to make sure we students have access as much as possible. When I tell people that I am enrolled at HCC I receive nothing but excitement and encouragement. I really believe HCC has a good local reputation. To call Houston a college town would be funny to me as we are so huge. There is nothing one can't find in this city. Luckily I'm a local gal and know this town like the back of my hand (almost). The professors are great. Very approachable. Very open. The Financial Aid Department, well let's just say it's not anyone's favorite department. I am learning my way around more and more with each passing semester. It's safe to say it helps to utilize fellow students experiences and wisdom. I'm not aware of a lot of school pride. I am aware of a lot of self-pride in many of the students. I think this speaks to the ability of the professors to reach the students on a wide level. The one experience I'll always remember? Definitely my very first class at Willie Gay. It was a mandatory "get acquainted with college" course. I was so nervous. And when I first when in I thought I had nothing in common with any of these kids and then something magic happened. The professor began teaching and he was great. He brought all of together through a common ground....learning. By the time the course was over I knew I would be alright and that I would be able to connect with my fellow students no matter how diverse our backgrounds.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Wow. I'm not aware of a stereotype of students at my school. I can tell you that we have students from all parts of the world attending Houston Community College (HCC). We also have people from all age groups, people from all socio-economic backgrounds. One class I might sit next to someone who is straight out of high school and has limited life experience and the next I might sit by a retired vet who is simply broadening his horizon. Regardless of who I meet and what their major is; everyone I have met at HCC has been incredibly supportive and encouraging.

Brian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a quality school. The common misconception is that community college is sub-par to university in the quality of its e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a quality school. The common misconception is that community college is sub-par to university in the quality of its education, but I believe this to be untrue. The majority of the professors I've had have been great. A few also teach at university. I have had zero problems with customer service, financial aid, or really any other aspect of the school.

Describe the students at your school.

There is a wide diversity of students at HCC. There are many younger kids who don't care at all. They never study, they disrupt class, and they have absolutely horribly reading comprehension. However, there are others who will clearly be advancing to a bachelor's program, and probably to a graduate school program after that. The beauty of a school like this, especially for universities, is that it weeds out those who do not belong in a higher learning environment. It is also great for students like me, who want a quality foundation to their higher education on the cheap.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

There is no stereotype to describe the student body at HCC. It is a very diverse group of people from every race, background, and age group.

Lucas
What are the most popular student activities/groups?

We do not have dorms, and the only group I have an experience with is a Chess Club. We had the Secretary of Energy give a spe...

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

We do not have dorms, and the only group I have an experience with is a Chess Club. We had the Secretary of Energy give a speech a few weeks ago.

What are the academics like at your school?

1. Yes. 2. Programming is favorite, Calculus is least favorite. 3. I dedicate myself to it, but many are known for not doing it at all. 4. Participation decreases significantly after the first day of class. 5. Yes, we even have a Chess Club. 6. Yes. Honors societies drive competition, and we have quite a few of them on campus. 7. I have only taken a few classes, so I will wait before making a define opinion for that question. 8. I study Computer Science, and our labs are top notch. 9. Not really, no. 10. Same as I feel with all other colleges: outraged I have to take Calculus. 11. It depends on which classes you take.

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

I have learned to be alot more patient and compassionate to my patients. I've also learned that studying and learning are al...

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

I have learned to be alot more patient and compassionate to my patients. I've also learned that studying and learning are alot easier when you are younger (I'm 53 now and in nursing school). I've also learned that life experience goes a long way in dealing with people, keeping your cool, and showing younger students how to really want a profession no matter how old you are and how we can all teach each other something. Everyone is so very unique that it is an exciting experience every day just to be alive and with other human beings, no matter what age, profession, education, etc.

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

For some, the transition from highschool to university is a difficult process. With small class sizes and knowledgable profes...

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

For some, the transition from highschool to university is a difficult process. With small class sizes and knowledgable professors, I am able to make this transition with ease. I learn the same material at my school as any other univeristy...but mine is cheaper. Far cheaper. I chose my school because when I graduate I intend on being debt free.

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

I'm no philosopher, in fact I'm a business major, but my college experience has taught me the "essence of me"... who I am as a person. Most importantly, I have discovered who I want to be as a person. For so long I have been thinking in terms of the short run. What will I be doing a day from now? However, college is my pair of binoculars. It has helped me to see the long-run with all the obstacles along the way. Life. The pursuit of happiness. Reality. College is preparing me for next step...my next leap of faith. My actions, study habits, time management, relations, and balance have all realigned to a more wholesome me. Some people would say knowledge is the most important thing you can learn from college, but I believe there is so much more. You learn who you truly are. You learn your worth...for what its worth, anyways.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I prefer not to brag, so i'll let my GPA do the bragging for me! I'll let my bank account do the bragging for me. When it comes down to it, I am learning the same thing everyone else is, but in more ways than one, I've made the practical decision.

Stephanie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for helping students find jobs after they have graduated. It has a good reputation for it's vocation...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for helping students find jobs after they have graduated. It has a good reputation for it's vocational training programs that make you career-ready by graduation.

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

If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior, the monologue would go something like this: "1) Do not take more than one writing class per semester. 2) Make sure you choose close friends who will prioritize studying and making good grades. 3) All the parties are the same. If you go to one per term, you should be 'good.' 4) Your instructors are hard because they are preparing you for life, not because they hate you. 5) Help other people understand material you have learned ; it will give you a greater understanding and ability to apply the knowledge for yourself. 6) Having brand new textbooks doesn't make your learning experience better than having used books, so save your money (or buy them from Amazon.com). 7) Keep your textbooks - especially those specific to your major (you WILL need them again). 8) If you don't know, ASK SOMEBODY! Questions can be your best friends. 9) Manage your behavior and be a good steward of your time - college is neither forever nor free. And 10) The number one rule is: Studies first, extra-curricular activities second, jobs third, and social life LAST!"

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

The worst thing about my school is the small bookstore. We are on a large campus with very many students and the bookstore is not big enough in space, staff, and supplies to accommodate us all.

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