State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
- (941) 752-5000
- 5840 26th St W.
- Bradenton FL 34207
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State College of Florida5840 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207, United StatesShowing 5 reviews out of 24 total
Dalton Blair05/01/154 Stars - Nice campus, but I wonder about that lake you have on campus. I go there nearly every class day to feed the Muscovy duck family and the turtles that live there, and I noticed that the water is an unnatural blue, and it's filled with garbage. One of the ducks tried to eat a strip of plastic, and I had to throw a chunk of plastic another tried to eat, and had to catch him when he went after it. I've also found a Doritos bag in the water. Might want to clean this up. I don't think it's healthy for those animals to be swimming in it, and I think this is backed up by the dead fish littering the lakebed. Plus, it'd just look a lot better without that color.Tom Morehouse01/25/154 Stars - This is a great college. They are improving and learning from mistakes made in the past. They offer Bachelors degree programs, and are going to be offering more in the years to come (unless the Legislature takes this privelege away.) The advisors are so-so but keep at them and they will help you. Some of the Professors are better than others but its a commuter college so that comes with the territory. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who wants to work and go to school...Nicole Shaw11/01/145 Stars - This is my first semester going to SCF, I go to the bradenton campus, and I am a fully enrolled student (full time is considered 12+ credit hours). It is a pretty good school for what you pay, and the campus is really gorgeous. There are several free programs that the school offers to it's enrolled students. Such as free gym use at the school, free yoga classes, free tutoring in all subjects open 6 days a week, guest speakers, and many other campus events. The library at the bradenton campus is really nice. There are lot's of computers for students to use, printers, countless study desks, group study rooms, and many librarians who are happy to help you find what you need. The teachers i've had have all been really great, they are eager to help students who are eager to learn. The student demographics is also widely varied. There are many unconventional college students. Such as students who are very young (15-17, they duel enrolled or graduated from high school early) students who waited a little bit, late 20's -30's, along with returning students who are in their 50's and 60's. From what i've seen no one really makes a big deal about student ages or really bullies/gets bullied over this. Except for some of the super young kids (15-17). A lot of them get inflated ego's and pretentious about being in college early. If you are an early admissions student don't get cocky.. You're gonna step on a bunch of toes and make people not want to talk to you or write you recommendation letters. As for the majors, from what i've seen the most popular programs are the Nursing, Business, Education/Teaching degrees, and other miscellaneous health programs (dental, physical therapy, ect ect..). But the selection pool for majors is very wide. SCF is a pretty great investment/return for your money if you are willing to put in the effort for your educational success. (:Mike Barrett03/12/154 Stars - This all in all was a great school to attend. Some of the teachers really act like they don't care about the students and that's a problem.Heather Collier05/05/141 Stars - This school is the most ridiculous, uncoordinated school I have ever gone to. They send you on a wild goose chase for every single thing that you need. Financial aid and educational records are very rude and you have to pay for your transcripts to be sent out; every school I have ever gone to will give you at least one per year for free. The nursing program director is no help and doesn't care about you once they have your money. I had to wait a whole semester to be able to "graduate" even though I passed all my courses and went to pinning in December bc of a $20 fee that I was told by a faculty member would have no bearing on my ability to take the NCLEX. I was then told at the end of the semester, conveniently one day past the deadline to pay such fees, that I DID, in fact, have to pay it for them to release my name to the board of nursing. I offered to pay it right then and they told me no bc the deadline was the day before. I contacted everyone in that department and got nowhere. I even had two people tell me that the conversation I had with the faculty member never took place and the secretary for the nursing program said she could "guaran-damn-tee" me that the faculty in question did not tell me what she told me even though she wasn't present for the conversation. So now I am a schizophrenic with very convincing delusions? Please. So, here I am, five months out of nursing school, still waiting for them to release my name to my BON and busting my ass as a CNA even though I paid their stupid fee, finished coursework in December, and was approved for graduation months ago bc they won't release my name. I even emailed the program director in April stating these facts and pretty much begging her to release my name so I can test for my license and she said no but that she would forward my email to the registrar so that she could "direct us". Surprise, surprise, I never heard anything else from either of them. They are completely unhelpful and I can't wait to be totally finished with them! The ONE good thing I can say about them is that the nursing program at the Venice campus has EXCELLENT instructors with the exception of one or two. Loved the program, hate the people running it!