Palos Hills, IL
Moraine Valley Community College


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Recent Reviews

Egle
Describe the students at your school.

All my classmates are extremely friendly, helpful, trustworthy, and smart, and I am not exaggerating when I say that.

Describe the students at your school.

All my classmates are extremely friendly, helpful, trustworthy, and smart, and I am not exaggerating when I say that.

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

When I was in high school and I had to choose a school to go to, I had a hard time picking just one school. A couple of my older friends suggested I go to Moraine Valley since they love it there and it is also close to home. I considered their idea and looked more into the school. If I would have known how great this school was, I wouldn’t have even considered my other options that I had in mind. If I knew all about Moraine before attending, I would have told myself to not be afraid to get involved and to not be afraid to talk to professors or advisors. I used to be afraid of asking for help or trying something new, but Moraine is such an organized and helpful school, that they literally help you through all the difficult situations you might have. Getting involved in clubs or organizations is so simple and very welcoming. Another really nice thing I wish I would have known my first year I attended Moraine is the job center. They offer internships, job, mock interviews and anything you would need to get a job. This is honestly amazing.

What's unique about your campus?

The most beneficial thing about this school to me is that professors, advisors, and councelors are always available for help and are very effective. Another thing that I love, is the school itself. Everything is brand new and well maintained, there is a lot of room to study, hang out or eat. If one wants to sit alone and queitly, there is room for that and if one wants to hang out in a social area, there are plenty of areas for that too. Smaller schools and classrooms are always going to be the best option for me.

Noelle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I'm going to have to say Moraine is best known for their wide range of classes they offer, and programs such as nursing and r...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I'm going to have to say Moraine is best known for their wide range of classes they offer, and programs such as nursing and radiation. The cheap tuition is also very well known for college students, and it shows because the enrollment is higher than ever. I know a lot of people say that Moraine isn't a real school because it's "just like high school" but I don't think so at all. It's challenging like any university, just cheaper !

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

If I would have known what I know now my senior year I would have pushed myself more then. Just like many other seniors I took not so challenging classes and was just worried about prom and graduation. Although my GPA was at it's highest senior year, I could have challenged myself more. Taking all fun classes my senior year had me in a lazy stage, so when I got to Moraine Valley I was still somewhat in that stage. I wasn't ready for all the work about to be thrown at me. Even though I did get through it, it took a bit longer adjusting, because I was used to not having any work. I did learn from it though, and this semester I took on more challenging classes, because I need to prepare myself for the transfer to Illinois State University in the Fall of 2010. I know it's going to be more challenging there, especially since I'm going to be taking classes for my major. My senior year was enjoyable, but I think I could have enjoyed it while challenging myself as well. .

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

I wish I would have known that it was going to be very flexible. I was stressing out the summer before worried about being overwhelmed with working and going to school full time, but I'm not at all ! I love that there are so many times to take just one class and that the online classes are very easy to understand and follow.

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

If I could go back in time, I would. As a student at a community college it is hard not to envy your fellow friend that chose...

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

If I could go back in time, I would. As a student at a community college it is hard not to envy your fellow friend that chose to go to a big university. If I was given another opportunity; I would not be lazy, I would not procrastinate, I would have done the research necessary, but most of all I would have applied to different universities. As an architecture major, completing your general education before hand isn't necessary. In the architecture programs you start right away in architecture classes. Unfortunately this means I will be behind and I never wanted that. If I could go back in time I would have applied to different places and hoped for the best. Comunity college should have been my back up plan, not the actual plan.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I would say the most frustrating thing about my school is the academic advising. They aren't that helpfull and they are very misleading. I had multiple problems trying to enroll in a class that an advisor already said I will have no trouble getting in. It was very fustrating when the advisors don't even know what direction to point someone in in that situation.

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

If I could go back in time to talk to my high school senior self I would tell him. College is very different form high school...

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

If I could go back in time to talk to my high school senior self I would tell him. College is very different form high school it will be hard but it is also the most rewarding. During college you will find out who you are and what you are meeant to do. try everything sieze every oppertunity that comes your way and regret nothing. I would also tell myself to follow his dreams and he should become a counselor because I know he really enjoys helpng people and that for him is the best way to accoplish his particyular goal.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing I consider about my school are the advisors. they will help you in whatever way they can. form making sure all of the graduation requirements are met to picking out classes to finishing college applications, the advisors will do whatever they can to make sure you suceed in whatever career path you choose

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person who should not attend Moraine Valley Community Cpllege is someone who does not care about their college education. Whoever attend MVCC should have a goal in mind of what they want to accomplish wether it be a associate of arts or sciences or becoming certifed in a certian profession ie nursing message therapy or waht have you. students who don't care what they go into shouldn't attend MVCC. However if you are not sure of what to go into then MVCC will help you find the right career path for you.

Tim
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A place were those who may not be able to afford to go away to school can get a quality education.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A place were those who may not be able to afford to go away to school can get a quality education.

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

Your degree is what will get you in the door of a career, but it's the knowlege that you've gained from your classes and experiences that will keep you there.

What's unique about your campus?

Passionate teachers that are able to inspire their students to make something of their lives.

Sammy
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The most unique thing about my school is the ethnic/racial diversity. There are people from all different kinds of ethnic bac...

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

The most unique thing about my school is the ethnic/racial diversity. There are people from all different kinds of ethnic backgrounds. Just to name a few of the races present at my school there are some of the following: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, European, and Middle Eastern. The cultural mix up is a great way for people to learn about other races and cultures. It also offers a better education in the class room because you get multiple points of view, and can make things very interesting to say the least.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior in high school, I would have a lot of advice to give myself! I would tell myself that college is no joke, and that I should start practicing better study habits. I would tell myself to start applying for more scholarships because when you have to pay for school on your own it can be tough at times. I would say that I can't be lazy anymore and have to get use to trying my hardest on all homework assignments. I would also stress the fact that I need to begin reading more often so I can be ready for the tremendous amount of reading I will have to do in college. Those would probably be the most important pieces of advice that I would give myself if I could go back and talk to myself during my senior year. There are a lot of differences from high school to college, and I believe that I previously stated will help me make that transition more smoothly.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is all of the people who hangout around the school as if they were in a lounge, or club! School is a place for getting your work done, and bettering yourself for future oppurtunities. My only focus in school is to get excellent grades by any means necessary. The majority of my school is filled with people like myself, but there are still a great deal of students who are always hanging out and goofing off in the library and disturbing others who are trying to get their work done!

Sarah
Describe the students at your school.

Individuals who attend my college come from a myriad of different places, backgrounds, cultures, etc and are all eager to lea...

Describe the students at your school.

Individuals who attend my college come from a myriad of different places, backgrounds, cultures, etc and are all eager to learn and experience new things.

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

As much as I love Moraine Valley, I would have advised myself to apply to a 4-year university, rather than attend a community college. While there are many oppurtunities and experiences I can have at Moraine, I believe it is still holding me back. I am limited in classes I can take that pertain to my major and am not experiencing the full campus-life experience. While Moraine was a good choice financially I still would have attempted to convince my younger self to try harder in the last few months of high school and apply to higher up universities. But, had I been unsuccessful with that, I would have merely said to arrive to school early the first couple of days for parking and to meet as many people as possible. It's not much to advise, but it's two very important things I wish I had known upon entering the school for the first time.

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

I brag primarily about the classes. The teachers are pretty laid back and the cirriculum is challenging yet easy at the same time. A majority of my teachers don't require students to turn in homework, which is pretty cool considering that I have zero time to do homework due to work and other activities. Though while they are lax about homework, they are strict on tests and projects. How well we do there determines our status and grade in the class.

Widad
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Moraine Valley is best known for its diversity. My school does not just limit itself to one race and ethnicity so the beauty ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Moraine Valley is best known for its diversity. My school does not just limit itself to one race and ethnicity so the beauty of it is that you can expect a variety of well-rounded students hailing from a myrad of diverse backgrounds.

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

One of the first things that I would tell myself is to always listen to my parents. As I was growing up, I learned that my parents know best so when they want me to have a higher learning of education then I should go with that advice. I started off getting my certificate instead and when I finished it, I realized I wasn't too satisfied with it so I am now going for my bachelor?s degree. If I had listened to my parents to begin with, I wouldn't have wasted 1.5 years. Another piece of advice I would tell myself is to have taken my AP classes more seriously so that I can use it for college credits. College is such a different environment than high school so I should tell myself to be really prepared but at the same time know that it?s an eye-opening experience that one should have because education is very important to have in your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that should not attend this school is one who lacks determination and drive. Moraine Valley is all about meeting the student's academic needs and pushing them towards bigger and better things. A person needs to make sure they actually want to learn, otherwise Moraine Valley is not the school for them.

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

The advice I would give myself as a college senior is to not worry so much about college. The problems always have solutions,...

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

The advice I would give myself as a college senior is to not worry so much about college. The problems always have solutions, the answers are there...just have to go looking for them.

What's unique about your campus?

MVCC is a community college focused on the individual students and their progress. The school displays a dynamic array of ethnicities and is an over all lucrative experience for a high school graduate. The best thing about Moraine Valley, I would have to say would be the wide range of students it has. It's good to branch out and meet new people with similar goals.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is uncertain of what they want to do with their future. Also someone who does not have a lot of income to spend on a four year university. It's a welcoming place.

yousef
Describe the students at your school.

my classmates were helpfull, yet only cared about themselves.

Describe the students at your school.

my classmates were helpfull, yet only cared about themselves.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its two year programs.

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

The advice i would give is even though you are a senior, you cant really take school lightly because the process only gets harder, therefore focus on your future, and also let the fun part of life play its role, however do not let it overtake you and lead you to failure, thus let it lead you to great amounts of success. Also even though a senior in highschool, allow your self for a great challenge in the classes you take because that will help you greatly when goin into college.

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