Belleville, IL
Southwestern Illinois College


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Recent Reviews

Tyler
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The professors are overall nice and contractually required to have regular office hours, so you can always find them if you n...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The professors are overall nice and contractually required to have regular office hours, so you can always find them if you need to. They also regularly check their emails. The classes move fairly quickly but the super small classes allow you to easily get some 1-on-1 time with the teacher after a class.

Liam
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good, cheap, and easy way for me to get the first part of my education done. I don't get involved with many groups or ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good, cheap, and easy way for me to get the first part of my education done. I don't get involved with many groups or clubs, but they do have plenty. I don't usually eat at the cafeteria, but when I have, the food has been okay. Overall, I'm happy at SWIC, but I'll be glad to move on to a bigger, better college.

Stephen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

SWIC was undoubtedly not even on par with my high school in terms of education standards and environment. Professors often ca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SWIC was undoubtedly not even on par with my high school in terms of education standards and environment. Professors often canceled classes without warning their students ahead of time, showed up late (but never showed anyone else the courtesy of allowing circumstantial tardiness. When the professors were there, they simply read off of slides that they more than likely got as handouts with their instructor manuals, never engaging in true dialogue to keep students interested and therefore enhance the level of education. They even had the audacity to drop me from a class after my third absence (in late April) without telling me until I had arrived in class, at which time they made sure to make me a public spectacle and treat me like a dog (I simply asked why I had not been warned ahead of time, and my professor replied by making it seem as though I had been threatening her). When I went to the guidance department, they repeatedly enrolled me in classes that they said I needed to take, only to tell me the next semester that I did not in fact need that class and had just wasted an entire semester in an incredibly subpar class. Don't waste your money folks.

Ray'von
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southwestern Illinois College is a perfect college for me to get a degree. My teachers understand that I have a disability an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southwestern Illinois College is a perfect college for me to get a degree. My teachers understand that I have a disability and they always ask questions if I need help. I love my college and meeting new friends to talk to. I will work hard to get a high GPA and graduate Southwestern Illinois College.

Myalita
What is your overall opinion of this school?

SWIC has amazing teachers! They are there to help anyway they can. My professors have been there for me and others, in more w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SWIC has amazing teachers! They are there to help anyway they can. My professors have been there for me and others, in more ways than one. All locations I have attended, I have had no complaints; Student center is helpful, students are friendly, and environment is very laid back.

Sydnee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college is a great two year college. It is affordable, easy to find, has very helpful faculty members and students, and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college is a great two year college. It is affordable, easy to find, has very helpful faculty members and students, and the campus is very safe. The only downside is that there doesn't seem to be many opportunities for students to get to know one another outside of the classroom.

Jeremiah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

overall the campus is great. Well maintained and kept up. Great start for students who are unsure about where to start there...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

overall the campus is great. Well maintained and kept up. Great start for students who are unsure about where to start there college career, and good for older people who are coming back to finish their degree. Instructors are easy to reach and class sizes are moderate. There could be more extracurricular activities like intramurals for example.

lisa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It sucks. Its small and its not really a college experiences because there are all ages of people that go to swic. Also, the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It sucks. Its small and its not really a college experiences because there are all ages of people that go to swic. Also, the education that you get from going there is not that good because most of the professors suck and have bad ratings. It's not a place you make friends, so you better hope you have friends in town already.

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

I would say that Southwestern Illinois College is the cheapest in IL and MO and that most people go there before going to any...

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

I would say that Southwestern Illinois College is the cheapest in IL and MO and that most people go there before going to any other college.

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

I would tell my self to go a head and stick with your track and cross country and that Southwestern Illinois College is the best choice you can pick and save my self from all those long hours from searching for the right college.

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

If I could back in time and tell myself what I know now, how would my life be different? Senior year is supposed to be fun, ...

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

If I could back in time and tell myself what I know now, how would my life be different? Senior year is supposed to be fun, visiting college, and deciding what you want in the future. For me, this was the scariest thing I had ever experienced. Everything in life was about to change and I had no idea how college would be. Looking back after spending two years in the college life, I would tell fearful me that college will be the best experience of your life. You will become more than you will ever imagine yourself now. I would tell myself not to fear, because new and exciting experiences will bring a resilience and confidence you never had before. I would say not to fret learning new things and new subjects; you will find a passion in learning that will animate your soul. I would tell myself to never give up your dreams because of doubt and uncertainty, if you want something go for it. Do not let anyone tell you something is too hard, the apprehension of others should not define what is possible. Lastly, I would say to never give up on what you believe in.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the small class sizes and the opportunity to get one on one time with teachers. Teachers at my school care about the individual's success. The teacher to student ratio helps me to reach my absolute full academic potential. It also helps me to see that the money I pay for school has high value, I feel I can reach my full academic and personal potential with the help of the professors. Also the small size of my school allows me to feel comfortable to branch out socially.

What kind of person should attend this school?

In my opinion, the kind of person that should attend my school is someone who is determined, slightly unsure , and moderately social. My school has more one on one time, but still proves to be very challenging. To make good grades at my school, a person must be determined and ready to learn. Somone who is unsure about their major would benefit due to the exposure to many different subject manners in a degree program. A person who is moderately social would benefit from the ease and comfort of the small community-like social atmosphere on campus.

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