Grand Rapids Community College Reviews

  • 7 Reviews
  • Grand Rapids (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,679
100% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/1/2023
  • Degree: History
"Mixed exper w/GRCC: have completed online courses, professors & academics excellent. Trouble is admin-side: my advice, ask very pointed questions & triple-check any info provided. My exper is that they are tutition/revenue-oriented & student needs come a very distant second. Examples: despite many opportunities, acad advisor failed to indic a partic course would satisfy GRCC associate's degree req but not be transferrable to intended 4-yr univ...well into course bef she bothered to share that info. Certain it was the $$ as now have to take the add'l course. Also, felt pressured to enroll in W'23 term to meet Reconnect program time requirements despite signif personal issues currently being experienced. Called Financial Aid Reconnect Coord Jan.30th to explain situation. He said I could withdraw & petition for Reconnect program re-enrollment at a later date. So I completed online withdraw process. Shocked to later receive a bill for $1K towards "tuition"...I hadn't had time to read a single page or have a single assignment due/submitted. The Financial Aid coord NEVER said a word about this, and while the online withdraw process indicated there would be a "W" "penalty" grade, it didn't mention any monetary penalty. Again, all about the revenue $$."
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2017
  • Degree: Business
"After graduating from Grand Rapids Community College with an Associate in Business Management and Supervision. I learned so much about myself and how giving time to others allowed me to think of someone rather than myself. The courses that I took provided essential information for an actual career. The position I had on campus as a Student Assistant in the Diversity Learning Center taught me the most. This position was most meaningful because it gave me something that I never knew was missing and students something that they needed. That something was purpose. I learned that my problems were insignificant compared to others worries. I learned how to do what scientist have yet to figure out, that is to slow down time. I did not have to give the clothes off my back or donate my last dollar, I simply contributed time along with compassion. Time seems to speed up when you are hustling and bustling through life. Nevertheless, when you actually begin to pay attention and actively notice new things, you can slow down time. My perception of time was forever changed along with my plans for the future. I used to sit and write down all my goals, short-term and long, and my list seemed to grow and my progress seemed to slow. My favorite song, Wasted, Carrie Underwood sings, I dont wanna spend my life jaded waiting to wake up one day and find that Ive let all these years go by wasted. I plan to achieve my goals one step at a time but always taking some time to give back to others somehow, someway, every day."
Alex Lange
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"GRCC made transferring to a 4 year university easy and seamless. It saved me thousands of dollars and I learned a lot! Many of the professors I had there were top in their field and even teach at the 4 year university I attend currently. Definitely recommended."
Veronica Polniak
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2015
  • Degree: Culinary Arts
"I started my journey at Grand Rapids Community College hoping to find a career path that would lead to higher paying job than Art School. I spent two years searching for that something special. I took all my general education classes from biology to communications and even gerontology studies! I never met a teacher I didn't like or that wasn't passionate about what they were teaching. I can't imagine I'd get a better education for the price anywhere else. After those first two years I decided culinary school was PRACTICAL! Why shouldn't I get a degree in culinary arts?! I will be eating every day for the rest of my life, my culinary degree would never go to waste and my art is edible. I was right to make the move. I learned even more than I expected, encountered so many more professors extremely passionate about what they do, and I had the most fun going to school. I would highly recommend attending the culinary program at GRCC. It is highly ranked and the best source of culinary education you can get at such a low price. I graduated debt free, talented, and full! Thank you scholarship opportunities and all the amount of "waste" I got to eat!"
Kristine Bowen
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I had some problems with teachers and repealing my grade. I also had some issues with some online classes. I wish the campus was not so far away in a downtown setting because it is hard to have different classes at different locations."
Madelyn Cooper
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2014
  • Degree: Business
"Grand Rapids Community College has far exceeded my expectations. There is a certain stereotype that is applied to community colleges, and I was weary to begin my education at Grand Rapids Community College, because I didn't think it would be as good as going to a four year university. I am very pleased to say that after starting courses at GRCC my mind was quickly changed. The college is very concerned with each student's degree path and all of the professor I have had, have been wonderful. The class sizes are small, so it is easy to get to know your classmates and your professors on a first name basis. The campus is nicely put together and there is always something going on; so if a student has a break between classes they don't have to be stuck waiting for their next class. I commute to school a few days a week and take the rest of my classes online. This schedule works best for me. The school is very good about offering different classes at different times and places. This goes to show how important each student's education is to them. I have not had a bad experience at GRCC in the two years I have been attending the college. I love the education I am getting and looking forward to graduating with my degree soon. Grand Rapids Community College can offer a something for everyone and I am happy to have started my college journey there."
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"They were not interested in helping with anything at all. It was very by the book and some instructers would'nt allow questions. The fianacial aide office would not try to find additional funding. The student services were of no help either. The system Grcc had frequently crashed and when it did, the professors didnt work with you when you couldnt sublit your work. I put my whole life in theor hands and the lack of interest they had in anything other then collecting money was disguisting. I wouldnt recommed this school to anyonw who actually cares about obtaining a degree.The professors were overworked and didnt follow office hours. even after going above and beyond the average assignments or putting in my all, they cared more about what they were ordering for lunch then the impact the choices they made put upon my life and my sons. I have never been treated so poorly, by anyone,ever."