Pablo, MT
Salish Kootenai College


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Recent Reviews

Nicole
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion of Salish Kootenai College is that this school is phenomenal. I absolutely love everything about it. It is not a b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion of Salish Kootenai College is that this school is phenomenal. I absolutely love everything about it. It is not a big school with a ton of people which makes the classrooms the perfect size for a learning atmosphere. The professors are always accessible and eager to help. There isn't one thing that I would change about this school to be honest with you. I have really enjoyed this year so far and look forward to the coming years and everything that this school has to offer.

Gail
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Salish Kootneai College is a good choice because the teachers are friendly and they are there for you, they are reall...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Salish Kootneai College is a good choice because the teachers are friendly and they are there for you, they are really helpful and want to see you succeed.

Leila
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salish Kootenai College students range anywhere from 18-50 in age with no visible ethnic majority, so the odds of feeling ali...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salish Kootenai College students range anywhere from 18-50 in age with no visible ethnic majority, so the odds of feeling alienated because of your age or ethnicity are low. Cell reception is spotty as the campus is very close to the woods and wildlife sightings are common, including bear warnings. A few stores are in walking distance but are overpriced and lack vegetarian options. Being a tribal college, SKC is steeped in cultural appreciation. Knowledge of Native American history and culture is unavoidable no matter what program you've enrolled in. Students can't graduate without passing a Native American history course. There are several arts, crafting, and modern classes relating to Natives as well. If you are, for some reason, interested in attending a school named after two local Native American tribes but don't like or care about Native culture then apply elsewhere. In terms of internet, the service can be very spotty (I had to buy my own router to even access the internet) and the administrator is preposterously block-happy. Most ports are blocked, so online multiplayer in most video games are a no-go. Content filters are unreasonably puritanical for a college campus with many harmless sites being blocked for reasons like "profanity" or "revealing clothing." The dorms are great for those who value privacy, four tenants get their own bedroom and you only have to share your bathroom with two people. However, dorm culture is very "high school" with the average age skewing towards 18-21. Housing has a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol (immediate eviction) but people do them anyway. The laundry room typically only has a couple washer/dryers functional at a time so I was doing the laundry at 3AM a lot. You also have to pay to do laundry ($1 for washing, $0.25 for every 20 minutes in dryer) and the machines like to jam up and steal quarters. If you have an issue with anything you have to complain a lot as well as getting others to complain with you or nothing will be done about it. No overnight guests are allowed in the dorms and infractions result in a heavy penalty. Classes are small so it's easy to become familiar with instructors. Most of the teachers make themselves available and are willing to help their students with anything. School staff is mostly friendly, there's always a few who clearly hate their job. Certain programs host all of their classes in one building so there's a definite isolation from the rest of the student body once you're through generals. Students are allowed no alcohol, no drugs, no online video games, people on website pages must be fully-clothed, no overnight guests unless they're also tenants, iffy cell service, iffy internet service, and iffy access to washing their clothes. Everyone is very rustic with their interests and sensibilities - country music, Catholicism, natural hair colors, etc - so atheist, pink-haired vaporwave enthusiasts may have a hard time fitting in. If you want to see an IMAX 3D movie or go shopping or bar hopping, the nearest big town is a 30-minute drive away. If you need meatless food, there's a Safeway and a Wal-Mart 10 minutes away. I have very negative things to say about the particular program I graduated in (Media Design) but for the overall school, it was an okay experience. A vast majority of students and staff are friendly, most staff and faculty will do everything but your homework to try and get you to succeed, and the area is very pretty (though lacking in action).

Eric
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college is full of culture and scenic views in every corner. Yeah there's limited degrees within the college, but know th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college is full of culture and scenic views in every corner. Yeah there's limited degrees within the college, but know that this college is in the boonies of the Rocky Mountains Montana. The personal help/tutoring was amazing, not only that but the professors occasionally came in to personally help the students. Lets just say that after you graduate, you'll be a changed person, as a whole, that will leave a positive impression with you always.

Kaylee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salish Kootenai College is a huge opportunity for everyone in the area to further their education and continue to give back t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salish Kootenai College is a huge opportunity for everyone in the area to further their education and continue to give back to the community. Being on a reservation, they really strive to help the natives gain a higher education as well as make it possible for non-natives in the area to continue on with their education. There is quite a variety of degrees and classes offered at SKC, and it is continually growing.

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

If possible, I would do my absolute best to convince my senior self of the importance of scholarships, and working out issues...

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

If possible, I would do my absolute best to convince my senior self of the importance of scholarships, and working out issues such as living arrangements and monetary income before they become problems. I would also encourage myself to stress less about the social aspect of college life, and attempt to convince my pre-college self to relax a little, and to enjoy all the perks that come with living at home. Finally I would do my utmost to make sure that my younger self understood not only the importance of deadlines and due dates, but to respect the fact that unlike in High school, you only get out of college what you put into it. This principle is true when it comes to nearly any aspect of college life, and is reflected not only in the grades received, but in the respect earned (or lack thereof) of my Professors and peers.

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

The worst thing about Salish Kootenai College for me is the fact that while it is not necessarily difficult for students to receive the help they need to complete homework, lab hours, or scholarship applications, the resources that the school provides to do so are not very well advertised, and thus are not often utilized by students to their full potential.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

First and foremost, no one should attend Salish Kootenai College who is unwilling to accept and respect the culture and beliefs of others, as we have a tremendous amount of diversity in both the student and staff population. Nearly as important, is the fact that unless an individual is capable and willing to push themselves to fight for their goals, they will not succeed here.

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

Work hard first,, and have fun second. The more that you learn the better off you will be. An education is something that ca...

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

Work hard first,, and have fun second. The more that you learn the better off you will be. An education is something that can help you through your life. Learn about something you love and love what it is you are learning. You can and do make a differance in someones life by what you do and who you are. Make that differance for yourself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any student whou wants to get a good education.

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

it is a great school to start at, friendly and helpful staff. i highly recommend salish kootenai college.

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

if i could go back to myself when i was a senior, i would tell myself to be organized, keep up with important school work.and apply for every scholarship you can. i would tell myself to study hard, take good note and most importantly to go to college. it has been the best decision i did for myself, college gives you so many oppurtunites to give yourself a chance at a better future. college is hard and it takes dedication but with a little help and hard work you will succeed to be a college graduate, and will soon be able to find a good paying to support yourself and your family. so work hard, have fun but always excell in school, those who work hard recieve the best outcome in life. go to college!

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

My advise would to not be scared to attend school. To not only look at big Univerties but to look at schools like SKC. This s...

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

My advise would to not be scared to attend school. To not only look at big Univerties but to look at schools like SKC. This school has already shown me alot. I'd also tell my self try a bit harder during that senior year. Tell myself to find a school that fits me like SKC. Then say sign up for scholorships thats the best part.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind o pearson ready to learn,work hard,be ready to study. This school prides themselves on helping you succeed. To provide postsecondary education opportunities for Native Americans in the following areas: degree programs, vocational training, college transfer programs, community service, Native American culture and history, and adult education.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person who shouldn't attend this school is someone not ready to learn. The kind of person who wants to be on a big campus shouldn't attend this school. The kind of person who don't like Native Americans, majority of the students are Native American.

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