- 4 Year
- PELLA, IA
Central College Reviews
Rating 3.67 out of 5 447 reviews
Racist and morally corrupt institution. They underreport sexual assaults on campus, especially if by an athlete, and have a toxic misogynistic culture. The safety statistics are false. The campus is full of judgmental ‘Karen’ types, including much of the staff. The paper that the degrees are printed on is worth more than the degree itself outside of Iowa.
I am a incoming freshman from Houston Texas, and my visit to central college was great everyone there are nice people
I'm an incoming Freshmen and the experience so far has made the transition so much less anxious. Everyone has been extremely helpful and kind. They continue to provide me knowledge and support that I did not have previously.
I feel it's not worth the money and honestly don't want my face representing Central. I would have changed colleges sooner if I could have.
I think that this is a great place to start a new chapter of your life. The cost may be pricey but that just goes to show that the experience you gain from this college is a cut above the rest.
This campus is a thorn in the side of every student who decides to attend. This expensive school is not WORTH IT. If I had the opportunity to choose a college I would never chose this place again. If you want to enjoy your college experience this ain't it.
I think Central College is a great learning environment which allows students to have close relationships within their community. All my classes have less than 30 students in them which is great for connections with my professors. The small school environment has allowed me to be my most true authentic self since arriving on campus.
The assistance is fantastic, and the people who provide it are quite pleasant. The coordinators appear to be genuinely interested in the subject and eager to assist you. Pella is a lovely site for a college or a school in general. They have a wide range of majors from which to pick.
I really love the size of Central! It's small enough to feel like home but large enough to meet plenty of great people! The town of Pella is quiet but has a lot of nice shops and things to do. Lake Red Rock is a beautiful place to spend some time outside.
The academic side of the college is good. Many teachers are willing to help and offer plenty of time for helping students. However, the college's rules are not strictly enforced when it comes to the health of the students during Covid-19.
I like the small size of the college because everything is within walking distance. However, I would like the residence hall rules to be enforced more.
Professors do their best to work with students, and are still able to educate their students adequately.
Central is an ok school. The academics are adequate for a school this size. However, the school requires that you live on campus for all four years. In the dorms you are treated as a child instead of an adult.
I absolutely love everything about central college! It is a place where everyone wants to welcome you to the Dutch family, and ultimately wants you to succeed. All of your professors give you their personal phone numbers because they want you to be able to reach them at any time you need help. I could walk into their office at any time just to talk about the weekend and they would appreciate it. Literally everyone that works there is devoted to you. The only think that I don't love is the meal plans. They only have a certain number of meals that you can get (19/week), which is more than enough for anyone, but at some schools, they have unlimited meals on the meal plans, which I think would be nice. This however, pales in comparison to the overall experience I have had so far at the school, and it is no wonder that everyone that goes on a visit to central compares every other school to us. Go Dutch!
The only online learning I have done, was when we got sent home last year after spring break. This online learning experience was alright, considering a lot of my classes hinged on hands on experiences in labs and experiments. I just missed being at school so much that I despised the online learning. My professors made the most out of the situation though. They spent the entire week of spring break and the next week getting trained on learning over zoom and how to keep it interesting for the students. Some of my professors would even go as far to record lectures ahead of time and then we would be able to spend the whole actual class period asking questions and doing example problems. This type of learning was very beneficial to my success in the classes. The only reason that I am giving the school three stars in this section is because I really just loved being at school so much that doing school at home just, for a lack of better words, sucked.
During the Spring of 2020, I took online classes through Central College, as did every other student in the country due to Covid-19. While I am sure it was a difficult transformation for the professors, I believe they did a great job in understanding that it would be a different situation for everyone. For one of my classes, the professor simply said the lectures were optional and we had no new material to learn. For another class, my professor gave out "pop quizzes" but made sure everyone had plenty of time to do it even if slow internet was a problem.
I like the community and friendliness that you see on campus every day. One thing that could be worked on was the food quality and diversity.
Central has made a motion to have every student in the classroom at all possible. When a student tests positive or has been exposed to COVID, Central's team does an amazing job making sure that their online experience is as great of an experience as in the classroom.
Central's campus has an amazing home feeling everywhere you go on campus. With Central being as small as it is each Professor will go out of his or her way to make sure that you succeed and show your full potential in and out of the classroom.
During the spring semester of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic hit and halfway through the semester, all classes transferred to online learning done through zoom meetings. It was a tough adjustment for not only the students, but also the faculty and staff. A lot of classes became trial and error through zoom (the online video chat platform that we used to meet), blackboard (the website that has our grades, assignments, etc., and google documents.