Albany, OR
Linn-Benton Community College


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Recent Reviews

Christopher
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy it. My instructors are helpful and I always have access to a study group or tutor during school hours.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy it. My instructors are helpful and I always have access to a study group or tutor during school hours.

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

College is tangible for anyone. If I can do it anybody can.

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

The college now highschool programs offer classes you take that won't go toward a degree.

Brett
What is your overall opinion of this school?

LInn-benton community college is great for a community college. It tends to lean more liberal with its choice but is very ope...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

LInn-benton community college is great for a community college. It tends to lean more liberal with its choice but is very open with allowing people from all sorts of groups and ways of thinking voice their opinions. over all the buildings are in nice up keep and the class rooms are not overly full.

Tre
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Linn-Benton is fairly quiet, I find that peaceful and helpful to maintain my studies. Overall a great school to attend with v...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Linn-Benton is fairly quiet, I find that peaceful and helpful to maintain my studies. Overall a great school to attend with very caring and friendly people all over campus. Professors you can count on at any time for help and you can trust, they are very cary to each and every student on campus.

Allexis
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Linn-Benton Community is the ultimate Uni starter pack. If you're looking for a lot of variety, to try out a ton of different...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Linn-Benton Community is the ultimate Uni starter pack. If you're looking for a lot of variety, to try out a ton of different fields, this is the place! However, if you're looking to study a specific field, be aware that the classes are limited in certain fields. You really are FORCED to keep a lot of variety, because there's not enough classes in any one section to keep your schedule full. Other than that, the college is absolutely amazing. Staff, faculty, groups, clubs, all of the resources are on top of the game in every field. It's truly stunning, the feeling of support on campus, and off.

Isaac
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Been here for two years going on three, over all has been a very pleasant experience. Nothing terribly special, just a decent...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Been here for two years going on three, over all has been a very pleasant experience. Nothing terribly special, just a decent community college. The opportunities here reflect that, as they are more of a stepping off point for students than a true chance for success.

rebecca
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Linn-Benton Community College is a small college where the teachers not only know your name but are able to help most of the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Linn-Benton Community College is a small college where the teachers not only know your name but are able to help most of the time when it is needed due to smaller classes. Along with the smaller class sizes, there will be less of a need to look above or between tens of heads of fellow students just to see the board and the classroom sizes are that of a similar size to a high school. Along with these class perks, it has a beautiful and well-kept courtyard in the center of the main grounds that encourage students to venture outside during studying when weather permits.

Lydia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This will be my second year at Linn-Benton Community College, where I am pursuing a transfer degree to Oregon State Universit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This will be my second year at Linn-Benton Community College, where I am pursuing a transfer degree to Oregon State University. One of the great aspects of Linn-Benton is it's class sizes. The classes are intimate and engaging. They enable a student to have the opportunity to enable a student to receive much more from a class than a lecture of 300 people. Linn-Benton and Oregon State, a university only twenty minutes away have partnered up to allow students to dual enroll. A lot of university students choose to do so, Linn-Benton offers the lower-division class in a much more palatable format, for a much cheaper price. Class structures are unique. My current biology teacher wrote his own book, he is a professional photographer so he took all the pictures in the textbook. The class is fascinating because of his passion for the subject and his student. In my class, Organization Behavior in Businesses, my instructor is allowing us to define our group final, meaning we decide what we should turn in, get graded on and talk about. The mutual respect and allowed creativity provides a great environment and learning opportunity. Overall I would highly recommend Linn-Benton. It is a great transition school from high school to the bigger universities. It also acts a platform to launch students directly into careers, by offering hands on learning in specific trades. The staff works incredibly hard to create a fun and supportive environment. Since it is a community college there is no on campus housing, however it's intimate classes, specific major tracks and campus structure allow you to meet and create study buddy's and friends. There is always some activity going on in the quad, such as club fairs, cultural concerts or barbeques. The school offers a variety of learning tools such as free tutors every week, a staffed learning center equipped to help students with math, writing and career associated tasks and study jams during finals weeks. Finally the college's location is prime. It is only twenty minutes from the Oregon State's campus (there is an Linn Benton annex in the same town as the university specially for Oregon State students). Also it is only an hour away from the mountains (prime skiing), downtown Portland or the beach. I highly encourage people of all ages to look into Linn-Benton Community College.

Teagan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Linn-Benton, sweet little sister of Oregon State University. Like any college, it has its unique mix of the good, the bad, an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Linn-Benton, sweet little sister of Oregon State University. Like any college, it has its unique mix of the good, the bad, and the weird. Let's go. The good: The instructors are excellent. At any institution there will always be a few bad eggs, but personally I have never had a sub-par instructor, and only heard from a few students who have. Instructor response times to emails vary from "prompt" to "replied before I had hit send". Class sizes are small and contain a variety of people of all ages and walks of life. People usually show up for their Monday classes reasonably awake, coherent, and sober. It's off a highway, so it's not exactly a big party school. The ten minutes between classes is well enough time to get to your next one---small campuses have advantages. There are a surprising amount of classes and variety of majors for a community college. It's partnered with Oregon State University for a specific transfer degree and also offers dual enrollment. Oregon State is known for an emphasis on science rather then the arts, so the transfer degree is extremely useful to make sure you've taken the correct classes to segue into the four-year program. And of course it's a community college, which means tuition is only moderately ridiculous instead of worthy of a fainting couch. Depending on your perspective, the mix of the student body can be a good or bad thing. It's certainly not all 18-22 year olds, and students come from the rural areas as well as the two closest cities. This means you will run into and overhear students you really don't agree with, no matter your perspective. It's a good look into real life, but some might find it takes effort to let other's opinions be and concentrate on their own studies. There are a fair amount of adult students. Some might find that very intimidating, but my personal experience is that these are the people with the most hilarious stories to tell. If you need help with a class, there's a lot of it, particularly with math. First, you can get three free hours of tutoring a week, which is pretty unbeatable. Then there's the TASS sessions---tutor assisted study sessions. These aren't offered for every class, but they're there for a lot of chemistry, math, and physics. They're also free. Finally, there's the math help desk, staffed for as long as the learning center is open. If you're stuck on a homework problem or didn't quite get a concept explained in class, you can drop in to get help with it. The negative is that it's first-come, first-serve, so you may end up waiting for a while. The bad: Let's face it. The campus is not going to be winning any beauty contests. The new buildings are wonderfully designed, but the main part of the campus consists of squat brick buildings. There's a lot of cement. The word around is that the campus was built to mimic a campus built in Arizona, so the passages and halls between and around buildings are designed to funnel every scrap of a breeze down them. This would be great for Arizona, but is less great for an area with three of four seasons consisting of rain. In winter term, students take a break by leaning their full weight against the wind in these passages, because it'll keep them upright. This is not a joke: when winds are high gusts can leave you staggering. And if you think cement-and-brick aesthetic is unattractive dry, it's even more unattractive wet. Which it is. And you will be. Forget a morning shower, you'll get one just hiking in from the parking lots. The good thing about the parking lots is that there's a lot of them. The bad thing is that there's still a lot of them when it's raining, and unless you have an eight AM class you'll be trekking in from the far reaches of them. This somewhat ties in with the campus's main negative point: its location. It's somewhere in between nowhere and far away from anything. Whether by bus or car, you're going to spending a lot of time commuting. You likely won't be going off campus on foot or by bike because there's nowhere to be going. What buildings are around are private businesses, and there's no convenience stores, restaurants, or coffee shops anywhere close. Bring your lunch or budget to be buying it. But beware, if you buy your lunch a lot the cost adds up fast. If you're new, make sure you leave lots of time to get lost. There are a lot of places everything looks exactly the same. The classroom placement can be unintuitive at best and require GPS coordinates at worst, and some classrooms have only outside entrances with no access from interior hallways. The weird: When it's overcast and rainy (85% of the time), the campus looks straight out of a horror game, complete with dim, flickering florescent lighting, concrete stairways, and worn brick. There's also that path that dead-ends between buildings. What is its purpose? Who designed that? Is it a trap to funnel in the unwary? The commons are so far out of the way most students aren't even aware they're there. This seems to defeat the purpose. Speaking of defeating the purpose... the afternoon buses don't arrive or leave anywhere close to where classes begin or end. Overall it's an excellent school, if you don't spook easily and are willing to make time for the commute. There's inconveniences, but taking your first two years at a community college and transferring into a four-year university will save you a ton of money.

makayla
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I think Linn-Benton Community college is a school aimed at an older crowd of people. Classes are around 12 to 30 students, an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Linn-Benton Community college is a school aimed at an older crowd of people. Classes are around 12 to 30 students, and a lot of students are not fresh out of high school. The library is a great place to get work done with access to great tools. Although, the campus is very out of the way and there's nothing nearby. It's hard to find enough classes to sign up for per term, but it's a generally easy going school.

Chloe
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I find that Linn-Benton is a wonderful school in terms of academia. Being that I only focus on my studies, the small class s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I find that Linn-Benton is a wonderful school in terms of academia. Being that I only focus on my studies, the small class sizes appeal to me a lot. Not only that but by having such a small campus we have a more tight-knit community of students, which is always good to have.

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