Paradise Valley Community College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
Paradise Valley Community College is a small campus however, it should not be taken of less value than any other major college or university. I recommend it mostly for newly graduated high school students as it allows them to accommodate to the :"college life" and the work load that comes along with it. Having the opportunity to be in a small classroom where the professor actually remembers everyone's name is amazing, useful and quite different as most schools are so big where the students aren't really cared for. I believe Paradise Valley Community College has provided me with all the necessary tools I need to further succeed in my education journey as well as career.
Paradise Valley Community College, or know as P.V.C.C. around my parts of town, is without a doubt in my mind perfect for students, of all ages, who need a boost into a wide selection of paths. I don't want to act like I am just spitting out crap to win a scholarship but this school doesn't have one bad teacher. Through all two years at the school, I had an average of 18 teachers and not one would I ever rate poorly but in-fact the opposite entirely. P.V.C.C. knows how to find teachers who care about what you want to learn and prepares them to explain it to the class well. Aside from teachers, the college provides technology wherever it is needed, a great selection of food in the cafeteria and most importantly welcomes other cultures and religions with an open heart by the use of art, programs and guidelines. I beg you to look at P.V.C.C. if you are in high school, been out of college for a long time or even just looking for a new career start.
Paradise Valley Community College is a great college to attend after graduating high school. Large universities can be intimidating and the intimate size of PVCC, as well as the small classroom atmosphere, is an ideal transition. Although the employees in the financial aid office as well as the admissions office aren't the easiest people to deal with, the teaching faculty is outstanding. They make sure to set aside time during the week days to assist students with homework problems and other lecture/ lab questions as needed. The honors department has even created an office for honors students as a place to study with others, do homework and print for free. The only negative, as I had mentioned before, is dealing with the financial aid and admissions departments at the front of the property. I felt as though I had made dozens of trips to campus before school had even begun just because they had trouble receiving transcripts, answering questions and processing information in a timely manner.
This is the school that motivated me to continue my education and return to college. As an older student, I found this school to be very supportive in traditional as well as online classes. Eventually I opted for online classes because it suited me better. The only issue I have had is that I moved away and have not been able to file for my diploma yet. I have to fill out the forms and it is difficult without an advisor to show me which classes satisfied which requirements. Other than that, which is a rare incident, this is a wonderful school. My daughter attended also.
During the course of my degree, I only had two teachers whom I thought were inefficient or ineffective. The students services are great, with plenty of opportunities to obtain help with classes, schedules, finances etc. The campus is well-maintained and has quality classroom equipment, there are plenty of local and national clubs/organizations to be part of.