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Sandburg is a public college located in Galesburg, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 832 undergraduate students. The Sandburg acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Welding. Graduating 43% of students, Sandburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,900.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities202 Graduates
Natural Sciences31 Graduates
Dental Hygiene19 Graduates
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science14 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)14 Graduates
Radiologic Technician12 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics11 Graduates
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician10 Graduates
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Carl Sandburg College Reviews
Sandburg seemed like a really good choice to me at first. I toured and met with advisors and the dean before enrolling in classes but it wasn't very long after the deadline to drop had passed that the students in my classes and I realized how things really were. Half of the ceiling has collapsed in one of the rooms we use and stays on the floor, the machinery and equipment we use is outdated and unsafe. Emergency stops don't work and instructors walk away leaving inexperienced students to operate heavy machinery they have never been in contact before. I once witnessed a student about cut off his finger with the instructor nowhere in sight. Not worth the money spent.
I'm very happy I chose to go to community college before transferring to a university. Carl Sandburg College made the transition from high school to college smooth, and stress-free. The class sizes are not too big, so you can always have that one-on-one connection with your professor. Most professors are always available outside of their office times, and are always there to assist you, and help you to achieve the best grades, and experience you can while here. I have learned much more than I had expected to from a community college, and I love applying what I have learned in class to the outside world. The only thing I wish there was more of at Carl Sandburg is activities, extra-curriculars, and events because I believe involvement is key to making your time at Carl Sandburg College successful, and memorable.
Great starter school, professors helped a lot and I have grown tremendously. Appreciate the time the staff puts in after-hours to help students, it seems like they actually care about their students.