College Senior 2012-06-29T14:40:02Z
The tuition is affordable, especially if you are paying for classes out of pocket. The facilities are nice and the teachers are outstanding!
College Junior 2012-06-01T17:42:35Z
Quite Nerdy but Fun – There are a ton of nerdy kids at AR. Playing magic in the student area is a huge point. The people I got to know were hard working and nice to study with. I will keep their numbers for a while.
College Junior 2012-06-01T17:40:33Z
Engineering Major Was Worth It – I started my career at AR in 2004, stopped and came back in 2008. Heard from a co-worker that the engineering curriculum was not up to par with the 4 year insitutions. I disagree and think my last 4 years (working and school) was a great experience and has me ready for the big school and the work place.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-28T02:13:46Z
Professors Passionate, Tutors and Advisers Available. My experience with professors at ARCC has been overwhelmingly positive. Instructors there tend to be incredibly passionate about their subject matter, as well as the welfare of their students. They are very involved, provide many office hours and opportunities for extra help, and are sure to touch base with students often if there are any concerns (or just to check up).
There is also a very large tutoring center, with tutors available for almost every subject, and all very willing to help.
The advisers there are also very helpful and are willing to either quickly answer a questions or spend an hour helping you figure out your future!
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-28T02:01:35Z
Incredible Experience and Great Introduction to College Life – I have had a really incredible experience at ARCC. I am currently pursuing a general AA degree which has exposed me to a wide variety of classes, topics, and teachers. I have enjoyed the diversity, been challenged, but also been encouraged more than I ever could have imagined when I first came. I have made so many good friends, and not just with students, but also teachers. Almost all of my teachers have taken a personal interest in their students, put in extra effort for their benefit, and genuinely cared about how I did. I have had an incredible experience and received a solid base for continuing my education.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-20T15:37:13Z
Happy With My Decision – Since I began my school career at Anoka Ramsey I couldn't be happier. The classes and teachers here are wonderful and very helpful. They also offer tons of student help which helped me alot become so successful in college.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-20T15:35:14Z
Great Felxibility – Anoka Ramsey offers great felxibility with classes and have never found it a hassle scheduling wise to work around my life and work and school. Its a great school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-18T18:58:41Z
It is very easy to get a hold of most professors and find time to work with them. There are some teachers that know what they are lecturing but have a hard time answering questions.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-18T18:56:22Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Great Tuition – For all the classes I have taken, I would say the tuition is definitely worth it!
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-18T18:55:05Z
Credits Transfer – Anoka Ramsey community college has the lowest tuition rates at the moment, which is why I decided to stay after two years of PSEO to finish up my generals. It is very easy to register for classes. I would say that the advising is not very good; they don't always know what they are talking about. I am transferring to the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and everything is transferring to my major. The only class I know of that is hard to transfer is Anatomy and Physiology 1&2 and that's because at the University they have it as two separate classes.
College Senior 2012-03-05T23:19:24Z
Peer Interaction – When I took an online class I thought I wasn't going to talk to anyone else in my class. Once I started the class we used the discussion board every week. I got to know many of my class mates and ended up meeting up with some of them to study for class.
College Senior 2012-03-05T23:15:12Z
Class Flexibility – The school is made for kids who work as well as go to school. They have many classes during the day as well as at night.Most teachers understand that you are busy and everyone commutes to the school so they rarely give out assignments where you have to spend extra time in the school.
College Senior 2012-03-03T03:03:46Z
For the Most Part Everything Has Gone Wonderful. The two hassles I had were financial aid and trying to transfer previous college credits. I am still trying to transfer the credits but the financial aid has gone through.
College Senior 2012-03-03T02:57:08Z
Many Activites and Great Teachers – For the time I have been attending this school it has been a good experience. My professors have been great! There are so many extra curricular activities especially for a community college. I am very happy with my choice of school.
College Student 2012-02-05T17:29:15Z
Online Classes Are a Blessing and a Curse – First, the online classes are more expensive than identical seated classes, by about $100. This might not make a difference to a PSEO student, who doesn't pay for classes, but can be a burden to the working adult student who doesn't get any financial aid.
An online class is terrific for students who can't be on campus because of work or family commitments, since you can make time for the class at midnight if you want. It's challenging for a lot of students, however, to make the same time commitment to an online class as if it were a seated class. An online class also requires a student to be more disciplined - there's no verbal reminder (from the prof or a classmate) about a deadline, for example.
There can be a lot less interaction between students and with the professor in an online class. if you're independent minded, disciplined, and don't need a lot of feedback, it's great. If you find you need more explanation on the subject, you could be in trouble. Most of the profs understand and will encourage you to come in for help, but if you work full time you might not be able to get in. Online classes require a lot more flexibility and creativity on the student's part.
College Student 2012-02-05T17:18:18Z
Make the Most – Registering for classes can be done online for all but PSEO students, which means it's nearly impossible to see an adviser if you have any questions in the week leading up to the deadline. As for how to choose your classes, you'll be directed to the sheet outlining the transfer curriculum. There are just a few advisers, 6-8, for the entire college, so it's difficult to get anything more than just a thumbnail of a class description or explanation. If you aren't sure about your program requirements, or haven't thought that far ahead (not surprising during the first semester), you could end up having to take a lot of classes in the last semester just to finish.
As for flexibility, many of the core or required classes will offer an online section for students who can't be on campus.
College Junior 2012-01-21T05:54:58Z
I really don't like online courses so I try not to take them
College Junior 2012-01-21T05:54:07Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Cliche, but It Is the Best Value. It is the cheapest school in MN and I don't feel at all like I'm getting a second-rate education. In fact, I've heard many complaints from friends at universities about the bad teachers, but all mine have been wonderful.
College Junior 2012-01-21T05:51:56Z
Very Nice, How Much? It is a really nice school with wonderful teachers and quite a bit more unity than expected. So far I have enjoyed my time here and have enjoyed my classes. The only downside I could give is that it probably doesn't do justice to the envisioned "college experience" because many people here are PSEO high school students or older adults or simply just stay for a year or two. But it is whatever you make of it and there are plenty of opportunities here.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-04T02:10:25Z
Very Diverse – Anoka-Ramsey Community College has a very diverse student body. There is students of all ages, gender, ethnic and so on. I prefer diversity because one can learn from another. The only challenge I have to diversity is that there has been times that I could not understand a few of my fellow students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-04T02:05:44Z
Computer Labs – Being that I am going for my Associate in Fine Arts, I can only speak from the Visual Arts(VA) building. The computer labs in the VA are very nice and clean. I have never encountered an issue yet. The VA building is fairly new so the technology is still newer and quite reliable. I have my own laptop but I have not felt the need to bring it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-04T01:57:31Z
Art Program – Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids has more classes available for art, along with scholarships. Also, it is close to home. But I like that it does not cost a fortune to attend, because many people change their minds during college. I really like that my school has a seperate building for Visual Arts, because it is less crowded and easier to get to class.
College Junior 2011-12-20T16:22:16Z
I have not used any post-grad services at my school, I plan to attend a univeristy after I graduate high school.
College Junior 2011-12-20T16:19:59Z
Going to this school I have met many new and interesting people. I have also met a few dangerous people, that I try to stay away from. There has been assaults near this school, bomb threats, and fires.
College Junior 2011-12-20T16:14:08Z
PSEO Student – I am a PSEO student so I did not have much of an option where to go. Anoka Ramsey has its ups and downs. The administration and counselors are nice. I have had bad experiences with the teachers, tutors, and staff at the book store. I plan to attend a University once I have my generals completed.
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