Reading, PA
Reading Area Community College


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Recent Reviews

Vanessa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a community college. It is what you can expect of it. But what I didn't expect, was to enjoy my time here. I thoroughly...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a community college. It is what you can expect of it. But what I didn't expect, was to enjoy my time here. I thoroughly have enjoyed the classes and the professors are really exceptional. They give you as equal of an education as you would get at any other college or university.

Madison
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My overall opinion of Reading Area Community College is that it is an okay school, but it is just a community college. There ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Reading Area Community College is that it is an okay school, but it is just a community college. There is not a whole lot going on and I am only there for class. Reading is not the best area in Pennsylvania to be, but overall I guess it could be worse.

Elyse
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's affordable and its a fantastic college for people who are not sure or want to jump right into a job. It has great teach...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's affordable and its a fantastic college for people who are not sure or want to jump right into a job. It has great teachers and plenty of friendly students. There is always something to do such as sports, clubs, speakers, and plenty of actives.

Alyssa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My school is a safe campus with many security guards on duty. The academics are great too. There are many opportunities to me...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My school is a safe campus with many security guards on duty. The academics are great too. There are many opportunities to meet with your instructors and are available to help. There are also many services offered at Reading Area Community College. The writing center is very helpful and I always get a second opinion on my papers.

corrine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a small community school in a high crime city which makes people not interested. Though, the cost of the class are low,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a small community school in a high crime city which makes people not interested. Though, the cost of the class are low, which offer many opportunities to people trying to save, low income families, and single parents. There is a lot of different cultures, beliefs, personalities, and races in RACC, but everyone is friendly with each other and respects the rights of each other. There are many group activities and club meetings. Friendly people, well trained teachers for the most part, and many areas to use a computer provided, or your own.

Ashlee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Since graduating, I cannot help but reminisce on the good times I had at Reading Area Community College. Although quite nervo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Since graduating, I cannot help but reminisce on the good times I had at Reading Area Community College. Although quite nervous in the beginning, I came to appreciate the diversity on campus from different ethnicities to different age groups. Not only did the diversity show me different aspects to life, but it had also consumed me with comfort to know that I am not alone. Without a doubt, it can be a very stressful experience trying to obtain a degree. However, though, it was definitely reassuring to know others are on the same page as I; trying to make their lives better. Additionally, the school offered me an amazing education with even more astounding professors. My professors, although different in teaching styles, taught me to never give up and to expect the unexpected. From every high and every low, my professors kept me on my toes. Although it was sometimes rigorous, the one-to-one attention gave me the confidence in myself and my abilities. Hence, it allowed me to obtain my degree with the title of Summa Cum Laude and a Phi Theta Kappa member.

Rachel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really do enjoy the teachers, classes provided, students, and campus but since it is a community college we don't have larg...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really do enjoy the teachers, classes provided, students, and campus but since it is a community college we don't have large clubs, sports or a big campus life. What I do like is all the events that take place on campus, since we are almost the center of the city a lot of music and arts programs happen at the school and they offer a lot of free classes on various different things like self defense and yoga for free after school hours.

Shae-lynn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

RACC is a great school to start at because it is less expensive and a small college. For someone who is a first generation co...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RACC is a great school to start at because it is less expensive and a small college. For someone who is a first generation college student this would be an amazing place to start! They care about you and want you to succeed you just need to put in the effort!

Wesley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Reading Area Community College is an amazing bounce board launching you into the future without taking to much money. This co...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Reading Area Community College is an amazing bounce board launching you into the future without taking to much money. This college requires you to put yourself into it. The more you participate and work the more you receive. Take the honors courses. They are refreshing yet challenging. This small community becomes a home you don't want to leave, with friends you will keep for a lifetime.

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

Hispanic, which is true for about 40% of the school. There are many different origins to the students. For instance my heritage is swiss.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Personally I am part of the Front Street Journal, the honor society, and the Legacy magazine. There is an international club, an arts club, and many more.

What are the academics like at your school?

Certain classes are quite easy. Honors classes wil make you rip your hair out, cry, get angry and deprive you of sleep. After the class is over you look back proud and different knowing you learned and worked to the best of your abilities.

Elizabeth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Reading Area Community College is a wonderful place filled with opportunities and the chance to change your life. Whether you...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Reading Area Community College is a wonderful place filled with opportunities and the chance to change your life. Whether you are a high school student, earning credits while in high school, a non-English speaking student, a non-traditional student, who for one reason or another did not go or finish college in younger years, whether you are seeking your GED or a Careers Program to jump start your career, or any of the hundreds of stories that make up RACC's student body, you deserve the opportunity to find your place and get your life going in the right direction. The faculty and staff are there for you. These Professors are some of the brightest and talented people you will find in Pennsylvania. They want you to succeed. The opportunities for Leadership, Student Government, the school newspaper, the Front Street Journal, the Multicultural club are just a sampling of clubs to be involved in. RACC raises money every year through the RACCy Olympics. This is a year long endeavor that culminates in a day of fun with prizes and pride. This year's recipient is Habitat for Humanity. The past two years, the Olivet Boys and Girls Club received over $35000.00 from RACC students, staff and faculty. If you need a place that is going to be there for you, Reading Area Community College is the place to start.

What are the academics like at your school?

Academics at RACC runs the spectrum from one end to the other. There are developmental courses to get the student ready for college level courses. This is done with respect and care. To those students coming for their GED, students enrolled in ESL, to Continuing Education there is a place for all. Those students who are in honors classes and maintain a high GPA, there is Phi Theta Kappa honors and Psi Beta Kappa psychology major honors, and the Honors program itself. There is a place for you at Reading Area Community College.

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  • $9,120
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