Watertown, NY
Jefferson Community College


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Recent Reviews

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

My school is small and affordable, but has fantastic professors and nearly all of the resources of a larger 4-year institutio...

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

My school is small and affordable, but has fantastic professors and nearly all of the resources of a larger 4-year institution.

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

If I could travel backwards, and see myself waltzing through the halls of my old high school in that itchy wool skirt and a look of naive, wide-eyed optimism plastered on my face, I would tell myself that one of the most important factors in choosing a college is if there are lots of resources, from peer tutoring to theatre clubs that will help you succeed and thrive in school. Also, don't be afraid to join lots of clubs and groups on campus. It's a wonderful way to meet new people and to familiarize yourself with the college. One more thing, is not to be fooled by the perfect veneer that schools will display on college visits. Try to observe the students you see and pay close attention to every little detail. Try to stay in touch with reality and make a wise decision. Good luck!

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is perfect for anyone who is either unsure of what career they want to pursue, or wishes to save money on their first two years of school. The advisors are very helpful and knowledgeable, as well as willing to speak with other schools that students are interested in. In addition, there are lots of activities on-campus for students who want a taste of the college experience. Sports, theatre, music, and lots of clubs make JCC an awesome place to grow academically and socially.

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

Don't rush into college you are not ready for it yet and you are going into it for the wrong reasons. Give yourself time to ...

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

Don't rush into college you are not ready for it yet and you are going into it for the wrong reasons. Give yourself time to figure out what you really want to study, art isn't it. Stay away from boys while taking classes, they will only distract you. Take college seriously, life will be much harder if you don't.

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

At my school we have a strong relationship to the military. We are very close to a military base. Many soilders and their spo...

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

At my school we have a strong relationship to the military. We are very close to a military base. Many soilders and their spouses attend my current college.

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

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to spend a long time searching for the right college. I was a lazy high school senior and didn't want to fill out applications or do college searches so I just applied to community college. Community college is a smart decision especially financially, but it's not for me. I'm looking to transfer for the fall to a four year institute away from home. Although I saved a lot of money this year, I wish I had gone away to a more challenging and larger school with more to offer. At my current school it is mostly just liberal arts courses offered. There isn't much of a chance to explore one particular field or take any fun classes. I took the intro to philosophy class at my school and really liked it. I was going to sign up for another philosophy class, but there isn't any more offered. If I could go back in time I would have researched colleges and picked one with a lot of course offerings and campus activities.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

At my current school there is a limited variety of class offerings as well as a lack of community. I would prefer more class choices as well as things to do around the campus.

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

The best time to go to college is immediately following high school. Taking a break from education is the wrong idea. Life,...

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

The best time to go to college is immediately following high school. Taking a break from education is the wrong idea. Life, such as the need to work to support yourself and your family, your health and raising children all contribute to a major lack of time for self improvement. Similarly, statistics show that many nontraditional students have an exceedingly difficult time in managing their many responsibilities. These students tend to drop out of colleges more frequently than do traditional students because of the increased strain and stress that concurrent roles inflict upon the student. Life becomes a juggling act of responsibilities, and perceived priorities take precedence over college. Additionally, take the time to apply for as many scholarships, grants and loans that you are eligible for while you are still in high school. Nothing is more important than finding ways to make college more affordable right out of high schools doors, and finding ways to meet this goal is a great way to begin the road to success. Finally, ensure that you maintain a high level of performance while still in high school, as this may qualify you for more great scholarship opportunities.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that it is close by to my house. I highly advise students to attend school as on campus residents, or as residents of the college's local community if at all possible. Less school is missed this way due to inclement weather and transportation problems.

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

I wish I had known more about the Veterans opportunities available to me. I attended school for several years under the old GI Bill, before realizing that as a service connected disabled veteran, I qualified for Vocational Rehabilitation services from the VA.

Kimberly
Describe the students at your school.

JCC is filled with a diverse group of students. There are returning, non-traditional students, as well as those fresh out of...

Describe the students at your school.

JCC is filled with a diverse group of students. There are returning, non-traditional students, as well as those fresh out of high school. Everyone that I have had contact with is very friendly and willing to help others. (On my very first day I was lost and another student walked me all the way across campus.) There is a variety of races and cultures, as well as a large group of military related persons due to close proximity to the base.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior about the transition to college I would tell myself to not give up. I would assure myself that a college degree is worth all the effort and will pay off in the long run. Completing college, before starting a family, would be the wisest advice I could give to any graduating senior. In the past 25 years, I have started my college education and then put it on hold to get married, have children, and work in an office. While I love the life I have now, I also know it would have been so much easier to finish my schooling back then. Both my husband and myself have chosen to return to school later in life. While we are reaping the rewards of my husband's degree in respiratory therapy, we are looking forward to the day when I am working full time again rather than going to school. The opportunities for scholarships and aid is much greater right out of high school as well. If I could go back in time I would tell myself to stay in college, get your degree!!

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

The parking is probably my least favorite aspect of the school. Being in the nursing program, I am primarily in the science building but there is rarely parking convenient to the building.

Allison
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates generally graduated from the high schools in the area, they are grouped from the cliques they had in high schoo...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates generally graduated from the high schools in the area, they are grouped from the cliques they had in high school, which makes the experience at this college seem greatly like I'm still in high school.

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

I am a very shy person. In high school, I stayed with the same group of friends and rarely did anything without at least one present. If I could go back and my tell high school senior self anything it would be to not be afraid to do things on your own. I know that I can accomplish many things in my life and overcome the many obstacles life will through at me. I would tell myself, "Don't be afraid of the unknown and what's to come. You can do this all on your own. You know when you need to ask for help, and if you do need help, don't be afraid to ask for it." I would want myself to be more prepared for transitioning from a "big fish in a small pond to a small fish in a big pond." I would encourage myself to deviate from the activities I usually do and try new experiences, and stress to myself not to be afraid. I would want myself to be more independent, not to rely on others as much. New challenges arise everyday, and I'm sure I can accomplish them.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I graduated from a very small school, when began my college career I moved to a new area where I knew no one but my husband. The most frustrating thing about my school is its a community college where mostly everyone graduated from the high schools in the area and therefore, know each other. I am acustomed to knowing everyone at my school, and at this school, I know nobody.

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