Normandale Community College Reviews
I completed my generals at Normandale C.C. before transferring to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota to finish my undergraduate education. I started at Normandale as a Post-Secondary Options student in high school, so I graduated high school with nearly a year-and-a-half of college completed. This afforded me to graduate at 22 with a double major in business. I was very happy as a student at Normandale C.C. and got very involved in a whole host of activities from being an Orientation Leader to the Peer Mentor Program to tutoring several subjects and being a note-taker for students with disabilities. Some of the best professors I ever had were at Normandale - many have since retired, but some of those I had are still around, such as Professor Mike W in Communications. Yet, I know that the caliber of teaching has remained the same high quality. I have an uncle, Professor Bob W., that started teaching there well after I left, and he is a truly gifted teacher and patient person aside from being exceptionally smart and even holding a patent on an exclusive satellite imagining technology (he is just the type of person you want to have as a math or physics teacher - someone with real-world experience to ground the knowledge). Know that if you are transferring to the Carlson School of Management, that they have a quota of students they will accept from community colleges as transfer students. It used to be two a semester and today it may only be one a semester. Therefore, you will have to be an exceptional student to pave your way to the Carlson School of Management or any other like school of excellence, but then Normandale C. C. makes excellence entirely possible for everyone. Highly recommended.
I liked going to Normandale. It is small yet big enough that it has many options. They have a partnership with MSU-Mankato for Elementary Education. While this was a factor in my choice of schooling, I wish the two schools had communicated more. There were MANY classes I could have taken at Normandale that I ended up paying MUCH more for at MSU. I have been an advocate for my fellow students at MSU as we are in a cohort and have no choice in our course load. The first year after Normandale we had 19 credits each semester, many of which I feel could have been taken at Normandale had the school communicated better. I really enjoyed my time at Normandale and I liked that there were a variety of ways to take classes, online, hybrid, on-campus etc.