Toms River, NJ
Ocean County College


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Coleby
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I am not yet an expert of the school, as I am only going through my second class there, and this one is online. Overall it is...

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I am not yet an expert of the school, as I am only going through my second class there, and this one is online. Overall it is a nice community college with a good, quiet location with a campus that is expanding. One thing I did not like with the first class, was that it was a College Success Seminar, and we had to buy two books. All book fees should be included in the tuition, especially for an introductory college class! And then another negative in the cafeteria, they do not offer a frequent coffee/tea buyer program, nor do they offer a discount if you bring your own thermos or whatever type of reusable drinking vessel. But they did put in a Starbucks, which is only open for the fall and spring semesters. Regardless, overall, it is a good college thus far.

Lisa
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I am a current student at Ocean County College enrolled in the Nursing Program. Prior to acceptance into the Nursing Program...

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I am a current student at Ocean County College enrolled in the Nursing Program. Prior to acceptance into the Nursing Program I completed my prerequisites and took the TEAS Test with Ocean County College. I’ve never had a bad experience thus far. The campus is beautiful and well maintained. It truly is an enjoyable atmosphere. The college always has staff available to meet the needs of the students and answer any questions they may have. There are not enough wonderful things I can say about the Nursing Program specifically at Ocean County College. There is a building dedicated specifically to the Nursing Students and it provides an amazing sense of community for our future profession. The program is well structured and strictly follows the explained guidelines outlined prior to starting. They are up front about expectations and expect you to abide by the rules. The professors instructing the Nursing classes are very knowledgeable and relatable. They truly care about the future success of their students and it shows through their teaching. They make themselves available to the students and are constantly reassuring that they are there to help each and every student succeed. Clinical hours are designed to make the student successful and comfortable in the real life work environment. Skills are taught and supervised in the lab in small groups to assure the students feel confident in the skills they are performing prior to being placed in the hospital setting. The Nursing Lab is a practice environment with an extremely open schedule most weeks. A staff member is always present to assist students however necessary and assure they are practicing their skills correctly. I personally do not come from any healthcare experience or employment. I was nervous to enter the program and take on learning a profession I knew nothing about. I can honestly say after completing my first semester, I am confident I will succeed. The program and the staff are the perfect guidance to a successful Nursing career.

arianna
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My overall opinion is that it is a positive environment. I do schooling online, but the online classroom is positive and very...

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My overall opinion is that it is a positive environment. I do schooling online, but the online classroom is positive and very focused on learning. I have learned a lot so far and look forward to continuing my education at this school. I would recommend this school to friends and family, as well.

Jaqueline
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My overall opinion would be that the college is close by, location wise to everything you will ever need. For example gas sta...

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My overall opinion would be that the college is close by, location wise to everything you will ever need. For example gas stations are not far and other restaurants are not far as well. The professors are a give or take. Some really love what they do and other's have no care in the world and that goes same ways with students. Meaning some love to participate and others who feel uncomfortable will not. I generally feel safe walking in campus at any time of the day. Parking it not far from the classes which is beneficial if anyone is ever in a rush. Overall, the campus is very has really opened up and has been offering more to students in the majoring department which is good for student's who do not want or can not afford to go away to a University.

Colin
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I was searching for scholarships on Unigo and noticed that if I gave a review on my college I would be entered to win $1,000....

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I was searching for scholarships on Unigo and noticed that if I gave a review on my college I would be entered to win $1,000. Naturally, I jumped at the chance. Now that we've established a context, continue reading if you want to know my opinion. A lot of people like to talk that noise about OCC. There's a good probability that they do not attend, so do not listen to them. I was one of those people for a period of time, and it cost be big time. After high school I went to Rowan University without giving much thought to the money I was spending or what I really wanted to study. I ended up leaving after one rough semester and my parents advised me to go to OCC so I could get an associate's degree and do something other than flip burgers for the rest of my life. Talented as I may have been on the grill, fast food money didn't translate to the life of excess that I dreamed of, so I enrolled. I must say it's been a satisfactory experience. OCC, at the very least, offers students a chance to make sure they have it together and get gen. ed. requirements out of the way without wasting money. I've heard the nursing program is excellent, but I'm just a dude studying Liberal Arts, so don't take my word for it. Most classes are large enough to get away with quietly taking notes but small enough to have discussions and get one-on-one help from professors, who keep regular office hours and are happy to help you if you take initiative. There's also a Tutoring Center available to everyone, with some professional tutors and some peer tutors who are still students. I currently work there myself and can say for sure that the employees do a great job, though not all subjects have tutors. The classwork and homework is engaging but not overwhelming; I'd say paying attention in class is the most important part of keeping up, more so than reading or researching outside of the classroom. Most students have one or more jobs and the professors understand. For some perspective: I have three jobs including my work as a tutor, and I still find time to get my school work done, practice basketball and work out on a daily basis. If you can stay diligent you will have success at OCC and if you cannot, it is properly the best place to develop good work habits. No campus housing and students having jobs means no party scene, but that's not as big of a deal as kids coming out of high school might think. The money you save by going to OCC and can save up while working while you attend makes it more than worth it to stay clean for two years and then have fun later on. If you want new friends to hang out with, join a club or play a sport. Most of the clubs will be a good experience if you just show interest and keep an open mind. The sports are also no joke. I know for a fact that the basketball team is in one of the nation's top conference at its level and regularly plays against nationally ranked teams. The soccer and lacrosse programs also play at a high level, and although I don't know much about other sports, I would assume that any prospective athlete will be challenged enough to get better. Many of the athletes produced at OCC have had success in their sport following graduation. Obviously teammates and coaches can provide friendships, connections and useful contacts as well in the future. An example: I could not play basketball due to an injury, but the coach was willing to help me get in touch with coaches at four-year schools and speak with them on my behalf. Overall, as my father often told me, "There's nothing wrong with going to OCC." You save money and have more opportunities to make money outside of school by staying local. Professors and tutors are available to help you, and there is a number of opportunities to make connections and have athletic success. My only regrets are that I did not start playing basketball until my second year and that I didn't decide on a career goal until then either. However, those are hardly things for every student to worry about, so the majority of you readers should not have any glaring complaints either, as long as you stay committed and serious enough about your work. If you've made it this far, well done and I hope my review helps. If you don't mind, wish me luck in my endeavor for that $1,000 scholarships. Thank you.

Alyssa
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For the price and location, Ocean County College is the best choice. If a student is looking to stay close to home and necess...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

For the price and location, Ocean County College is the best choice. If a student is looking to stay close to home and necessarily not take out any student loans OCC is the school for you. There are sports and some honor society groups. I do not believe that there is much sorority or fraternity action. Academically I think it is all about the professor that you have at this campus, some are uninterested and do not really care about the course they are teaching leaving you the student to have a hard time in the future requisite courses. At my time at Ocean County College, all but one professor was excellent and loved to teach and wanted their students to go on to a four-year school and continue their education. I have also recently taken more of the school's online courses that they offer a pretty big selection of course via online learning. This is a good school if you are looking to just get an associate or take two years getting ready to transfer to a 4-year school. The advising staff and counselors are really helpful when figuring out schedules and financial aid and they are focused on getting you to graduate within your two years at OCC. Overall although it is a small town school that may seem boring with the lack of activities the school makes up for it by being in a good location and having affordable tuition prices.

Carly
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Ocean County College is a great choice for a community college. Most of the professors are very helpful and always want you t...

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Ocean County College is a great choice for a community college. Most of the professors are very helpful and always want you to succeed. The campus is kept very clean and organized. They give each student an opportunity to get involved by creating a bunch of different clubs for different interests.

Jonathan
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Ocean County College can help you in your future career dramatically if you study hard. There aren't any parities or a party ...

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Ocean County College can help you in your future career dramatically if you study hard. There aren't any parities or a party atmosphere; people come here to study and to get there associates degree at an amazing price. Ocean County college is the financially smartest way to go.

Benjamin
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Ocean County College provides students an abundance of opportunities for a two-year community college. Many people decide on ...

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Ocean County College provides students an abundance of opportunities for a two-year community college. Many people decide on going to much bigger universities just for the sake of going to the bigger name schools, but at a price and a very expensive one too. OCC gives people a great opportunity to begin a college career that doesn't involve getting into thousands upon thousands of dollars. The overall experience at OCC is a very enjoyable one fron its good professors, faculty, and learning environment.

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