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Kirkwood is a public college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,300 undergraduate students. The Kirkwood acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN), and Nursing. Graduating 36% of students, Kirkwood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities815 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)120 Graduates
Network, Database, and System Administration88 Graduates
Medical Assistant78 Graduates
Computer Programming76 Graduates
Dental Assisting58 Graduates
Computer Systems Technician54 Graduates
Electrical Engineering Technician51 Graduates
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Kirkwood Community College Reviews
I tried going to college immediately after high school (2008) but didn't know what I really wanted to do. After years of on-again, off-again classes, I was finally able to get my head in the game as an adult learner, and have only experienced success at this college. Planning on transferring to continue my education at a 4 year institution next year!
Kirkwood has made being in college easy and fun. The professors are easy to work with and are very understanding. They're always happy to help and have long office hours, even with covid-19 still around. The campus is a perfect size to walk from class to class. The students are friendly and the campus is kept clean. They could have better food on campus, but there are nearby food restaurants around. It's a community college, so they don't have many spots for classes and highly competitive programs. The waiting list is quite long, especially for the nursing program. In all, I highly recommend Kirkwood as a college of choice.
Overall, I enjoyed my experience at Kirkwood Community College. I was able to move in and out at my own pace as I was also busy with both day job work and being a working musician that sometimes caused me to have to take a semester off here and there. Although I can't speak on any of the campus organizations and campus living since I was a commuter and never got involved in campus life while I was there, I can say the majority of professors I had and classes I took were very solid. The classes that left a lasting impact on me were the two film classes being U.S. Film History and Film Analysis with Phil Brown, World Poetry, and Environmental Science with Professor Ochs, which actually is the class that got me most interested in pursuing environmental/sustainability studies even further.