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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities523 Graduates
Manufacturing Engineering Technician217 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics162 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences102 Graduates
Data Entry87 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping67 Graduates
Design and Visual Communications64 Graduates
Physical Sciences47 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
After Shoreline Community College
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Shoreline Community College Reviews
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The teachers are excellent, they care about their fields and about educating students. There are a lot of courses offered. My only complaint is that the workload is pretty substantial. It's community college, statistically speaking most students have jobs (even full-time jobs) outside of school but instructors don't seem to take this into consideration when assigning homework, which can make it difficult to keep up and receive good marks even for otherwise excellent students. There doesn't really seem to be a lot of concern from instructors regarding the amount of homework/time commitment, either. One of my instructors expects us to spend several additional hours reading material outside of class that will be briefly touched upon during his lectures, and another asked us about our work loads and then essentially told us "UW is worse".
The campus is great, and the instructors are excellent. They really care about their fields and their teaching methods are effective. Compared to all community colleges in the area, this one offers the largest variety of courses, particularly for transfer to a university in Washington. There is a very active student body, and plenty of extra-curricular opportunities. This school is also extremely environmentally and socially conscious, which are big bonuses for me. My only complaint is that the financial aid department is a huge pain to deal with, as they don't really seem to care about you - which is very different from the impression given by the rest of the school.
Some courses have many different selections in terms of scheduling, but many electives are only offered in one time slot. Most, if not all, of the courses are transferrable to Washington universities. I was able to schedule 15 credits with only 4 hours of class on my longest days (2 days a week), 3 hours one day, and 2 hours the other two days - leaving plenty of time to continue working. However, the expected amount of work to be done outside of class is unreasonable, in my opinion, considering the number of students who are continuing to work while going to school (community college demographics) and is not flexible. It can be difficult for even an otherwise excellent student to stay on top of all the assignments depending on your course load and work schedule.