Iowa Central Community College Reviews
Please don't go to this school. I have been to over 3 schools in my college career and this is BY FAR the worst. The campus itself is very nice. In fact if I had to give it a grade i would give it an A or B. On campus living I've heard is pretty bad though, as is the food. If you are going to come here living at home with your parents and going to in-person classes is the way to go. The in-person classes are actually ok. I felt like professors try to do a good job of teaching the material and are pretty understanding. They aren't the best quality teachers, but its a community college so thats understandable. Online courses are a different story entirely. They are honestly a complete joke. Have you ever wanted to pay $400 dollars for a course so you could teach yourself something? Me either, but thats exactly what you get with this. Most online professors are awful at getting back to you and are rarely helpful. Also, if you run into a problem during an online course (death of a family member, lost your job, had to move, etc.) don't expect any help from these people. They have NO formal system for extenuating circumstances and the person who needs to accept any grade/refund decisions is the dean of online students, Mr. Martin. He is the worst kind of person you will ever deal with. My fiance and I both ran into a rather personal and serious matter that prevented us from completing one course at Iowa Central. He wouldn't even listen to what we had to say when we tried to set up a meeting with him... as in he refused to even meet with us. So much for caring about students. In all seriousness, just go to a different school. You can get a MUCH BETTER atmosphere and academic experience for cheaper at Kirkwood. Kirkwood also CARES about its students and doesn't just say it to save face like Iowa Central does. They are great when they are trying to recruit you but once you sign over your check to them you become just a number. You owe yourself better than that for the kind of money you have to spend on college.