It is a very good school and I would recommend it to my peers. I had a parent that went to this school and they graduated and went on to have a very lucrative career. That pushed me into the direction of going to this school and I do not regret it. I like this school a lot.
I had to transfer to this school because the school that I was attending didn't offer my program. I will be transferring out as soon as I can find another school that offers this program. There are a few good instructors, and some are awful. The advisors aren't much better and will tell you to take classes that you shouldn't be taking, wasting time and money. The courses are inexpensive, but you get what you pay for, which is mostly just instructors throwing work at you without any instruction or guidance, and then disappearing when you need help.
Vance-Granville is a good and relatively cheap option for someone who wants to save money on their general education hours or two-year degree. You really do get what you pay for. There isn't much going on in the area of clubs or recreational activities; VGCC's sports teams are limited and athletics aren't a huge part of campus life.
I believe that Vance-Granville Community College is an astounding school, but could use improvement in terms of housing, academics and extracurricular activities. Addition of more sports and interest classes, along with more available tutoring and instructor availability would increase its academics and activities worth.
It's like every Community Colleges in NC except poorer and more of a pain in the a** to get into. No dorm or party scene. People just come here to get their associates (or get paid to go to school) and move on to greener pastures. Some of the teachers are really good others are the worst of the worst. I highly recommend staying away from Critical thinking, there is one teacher there that is REALLY bad and abuses his power. He gives students zeros for minor things (like using the wrong font on the title of a project). Financial aid is a joke, they are still sending me documents they forgot to tell me I needed to do in the first place and it's nearly the deadline. If you live in this area and have no choice in schools it's a pretty good option, but if you are looking to come here on a whim, please don't. Your time is too precious to waste.
The people there aren’t really into socializing outside of their social groups as there are very obvious cliques. The academics on campus are sufficient, although issues with online classes can be bothersome. It is a great place to earn your associates degree, but I wouldn’t stay there any later than that.
Overall, the college itself isn't too bad. I have had great professors that were dedicated to the progress of my education. I am blessed to say that even though I work 2 jobs to pay for school since VGCC does NOT participate in the Federal Loan Program, I am still very happy to be a Vanguard!
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