- 4 Year
- BREMERTON, WA
Olympic College Reviews
Rating 3.67 out of 5 769 reviews
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It was good at first, but the administration is poor and nothing feels very planned out. Classes are good, and professors are very nice and helpful, most of the time. The campus doesn't have anything to do, and people are rarely there, due to most classes being online still. The Running Start program is still highly suggested for anyone who wants to prove that they can excel in college courses. Personally, I go on campus just to get out of my house, even if I'm not taking any in-person classes.
With this college, the professors can be, accommodating, but the councilors and advisors cannot be helpful. When you email them about making appointments, they do not keep in touch when they need to the most. Sometimes you do not even get an answer at all. Although if you're looking for a cheaper cost, but terrible service, go to this college.
Staff are nice but very lazy. I have been trying to get in contact with multiple staff members to accommodate my needs and none of them follow through. I got lucky and picked the worst and least understanding professors. COVID-19 has given many of the faculty an excuse to be lazy and it really shows. Im disappointed and sad that I'm wasting my money on college that could have easily been a better experience if I had more help.
Internet platforms that were used are ok but sometimes very confusing and most of the time we are left to figure it out on our own. It can be difficult to talk to professors through canvas alone and a lot of them are lazy with responding.
Most students only obtain their AA from OC and transfer elsewhere to finish their bachelor's. There are not many career opportunities following graduation.
I have only taken 2 online classes and will not be doing this again. I did not like this. It was hard to communicate with the professor and I am not good at teaching material to myself. I need things taught to me and like to know my fellow students so I can have study groups. The online website for the classes was awful.
As a working student, the tutoring center and lack of teacher understand irritated me the most. I could never get into the tutoring center because it was only open during average work hours. And on the occasion i took off work for it, I was tutored by a student who knew no more than I did, meaning it was a waste of time. Many teachers were strict on when you could ask for help, only allowing an hour before class (When many people are working) or only by appointment (If something came up, there was nothing you could do.)
You can only get an AA or AS, or a few other things from here. You can't do much with that. For the price it's a good start if you plan to go forward in your education, but if you think attending here and getting your AA is going to get you a great job, you're mistake.
There is no specific major here, it's either a science track for your AS, or arts for AA. There is no real guidance from councilors for which classes you should take for your specific future career/major, they just tell you to take a class that meets you AA requirement.
It is a community college so I really cannot expect much more than mediocre.
The gym is in poor condition, and the basketball courts are always occupied by classes or the team (should have not advertised open gym in this case), the library at their Poulsbo campus is non-existent, and at their main campus it is a decent size for a community college. The student center is very small, and always loud, not many quiet places other than library.
Financial aid aways hassles me
Strictly for classes not really career oriented.
I personally haven't met too many people at the school that I've been too fond of. Most people keep to themselves and aren't really willing to meet other people. I've tried to make friends but most people are standoffish. Also a lot of the younger students seem careless when it comes to the classroom. If you don't want to be here, don't go. It's as easy as that.
Every time I have tried to get help, people have been rude and refer me to someone else who refers me back to the person I originally went to.
For the degree I'm going for there is no career service support. I am going for my early childhood education.
The only class I took was I would say good, but I will not it anymore. It is very different than the traditional class in the sense that, In a traditional class I have someone remind me of the deadlines of assignment etc.. However, with my online class I thought I will have time to do it later and never did because of my procrastination.