About Tidewater Community College

Founded in 1968, Tidewater Community College. is a college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 23,945 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Tidewater Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 347 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Tidewater Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at TCC are considered , with ,18% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Tidewater Community College.

13%
“We”re apathetic”
43%
“We know about current events and vote”
41%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
42%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
11%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
87%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
3%
“We bought the gear”
10%
“We live for the big game”
36%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
36%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
42%
“They”re always available”
69%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
28%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
30%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
54%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
13%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
13%
“We”re apathetic”
43%
“We know about current events and vote”
41%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
42%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
11%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
87%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
3%
“We bought the gear”
10%
“We live for the big game”
36%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
36%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
42%
“They”re always available”
69%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
28%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
30%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
54%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
13%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Tidewater Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    48 Students rated on-campus housing 1.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    39 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    60 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    62 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    61 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    59 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    62 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    62 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Tidewater Community College?

63 Students rated Tidewater Community College

Jayla - 08/05/2022

I think a tidewater community college is a great place for students to start before they transfer to a four-year university that way they can get a feel of what college will be like academically. The professors are nice and can be very helpful, I do wish I would've started with four years because I wanted the whole college experience. This university will save you at least half of the money you'll pay at four-year colleges. I highly recommend enrolling here.

Khadeejah - 12/26/2020

Tidewater Community College is an overall good school, especially if you are looking to save money. Most advisors and personnel are very helpful and you can tell they like there job. This isn't a school most people would consider because it is a community college and everyone is ready to go off on their own which I understand. That was me at first, but when I realized how many of my friends were coming back home because financial issues, debt or they let the college freedom go to their heads I realized I had made the right decision. I am grateful that I had my parents with me through this journey and being at Tidewater Community college for about 2 years gave me the necessary skills I needed to transition into adulthood. I am now ready to transfer and be on my own.

Courtney

Overall, Tidewater Community College is great! It has a nice quiet calm atmosphere where it is easy to learn and concentrate. There is a wide range of people and is able to be catered to anyone who comes. Plus, the tuition price is much lower than others making it affordable for people with families and other liabilities.

Mackenzie

It is a wonderful campus with friendly people and helpful teachers. David Neff and Andrea Palmisano are my FAVORITES! I never feel that I am unsafe or at risk. I want to continue to attend Tidewater Community College until I am eligible for transfer. It has been an absolute pleasure!

Tidewater Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Tidewater Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Tidewater Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    I am so glad to go to college to get my education because that's the teaching from the prophet of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. Now I realize how important to study for I can make my country and family better. The reasons why I mention about this situation are 1. The knowledge at the college is deeper and wider than in a high school, and it can explore your mind and thought. 2. The way you pursue the knowledge from the books and the professors will make your attitude and sight different so whatever you will do in the future will be more sufficient and more successful. 3. The relationship with everyone surrounded you will be closer because you guys are pursuing your dreams together. 4. You will get more chances to have a good job. I am happy to have a chance to get a higher education in my life and I know it will make YOUR life more vivid.

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

    The most challenging issue facing students at Tidewater Community College is parking. I have taken classes at each of the four campuses. The Norfolk campus is based out of a heavy populated downtown area. Students are charged a flat $25 fee per semester in order to park in designed garages. The biggest problem is the distance of the garages to the instructional area. The Virginia Beach campus has an insufficient amount of parking spaces to accommodate students. The Chesapeake and Portsmouth campuses are currently under construction. The supplies needed by workers decrease the amount of spaces available to students.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Tcc is an a great school with quality learning for an affordable price, this school has my major and is very close to my home.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If I had to choose one type of person that should not attend Tidewater Community College, it would be someone who is not dedicated to working hard in an attempt to further his or her personal life and become an upstanding citizen of the United States of America. I do believe, however, that everyone deserves a chance to broaden his or her educational oppurtunities, and Tidewater Community College provides people with that oppurtunity.

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I have not found nothing that is frustrating about TCC.

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

    The flexibility of classes and the times at which they are provided are really convinient for me as an older student.

    Read all  6 answers
  8. What's unique about your campus?

    I would consider the flexible class schedule to be the best thing about TCC. There are many different options to the way the class is conducted.

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

    I wish I would have went to this school before going to a four year university. The tuition is cheaper and I feel that I learned more at this school than at the four year instuition.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Tidewater Community College (TCC) is well known for being a good start to college. It allows students to stay near home and attend for much cheaper tution then other state schools. The classes sizes are modest and the schedules are flexible, allowing students to work while in school to support themselves. All in all, TCC is the school for students who cannot afford a larger school and need to work to substain themselves while attending college.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any kind of person should attend this school, but I specificially think it is very helpful for people that might be nervous to attend a large university first, so they can start at Tidewater Community first and work their way up.

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

    The only thing I really brag about it the money I am saving to go to this school. Also how easily I can talkt o my teachers about homework or anything else I need to know.

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    TCC has three different campuses and the one that I attend is home to the mathematics and scientific sides of the college. In VA Beach (approx 20 mins away) most of the language classes are held there and the Chesapeake campus (15-17 mins away) houses theater, film and art classes.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The Phi Beta Kappa and the SAAB (Student African-American Brotherhood). Activity wise it's humpday dodgeball and the freshmart which is a bi-monthly farmers market that comes to campus.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I think that it's lovely! I have the opportunity to get all of my General Education requirements completed before transferring (to Hollins). Another plus is the fact that I am close to my family and near my campus there are a ton of cool things to do.

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

    I think that the stereotype of community college students is that we are dumb, or lazy and that we couldn't get into bigger schools. That could't be farther from the truth! Community college students are actually VERY smart. We know that it's more economically smart to take general education classes at a local college and then transfer to a uni thus saving you time and money.

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Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

23,945

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

7%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

10%

International

Organizations

40

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
32%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
48%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

72% of students attending Tidewater Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 55% were awarded federal grants. While 31% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$11,197

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$9,204

Room and Board

21,901

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,027
$30 - $48K
$7,281
$48 - $75K
$9,375
$75 - $110K
$11,919
$110K & UP
$12,200

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