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Old 05-29-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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As I have posted in a previous post, my family is considering moving down from Ohio and we have a child that just graduated high school. Looking to move into the Sugar land area. Does anybody have any opinions on Wharton junior college.

What is the campus and surrounding area like?

What are the dorms like?

Do the classes transfer to other 4 year texas institutions?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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My daughter went to Wharton and lived on campus. It is a very small school, which is exactly what she needed. It is located a very small town but has amenities available like grocery stores, etc. Overall, it was a good decision for her and we have not regretted it. (Other daughter is at a big state school, which works for her and we see no real difference in the education (considering the difference in majors) Wharton allowed our daughter much smaller classes and lots of extra attention from her instructors when she needed it.

It was nice to find a small jr. college with dorms. There are several others in Texas also that offer dorms.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Since you are going to be moving to the Sugar Land area, Wharton Jr. College has a campuses in Sugar Land as well as one in Richmond. The 4 year Texas (Public) Universities will take transfer hours earned at Wharton.

Another Junior College to consider is Houston Community College.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Blinn in Brenham is a great jr. college with a beautiful campus.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:45 AM
 
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Really looking for a small junior college with a dorm. Since we are coming from out of state, we are hoping it will help her make friends.
What are the dorms like?
Do they fill up fast?
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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The dorms are much like any other dorms- small, okay. They have a dorm supervisor that lives there (not a student, but a real live adult!)

I don't think they fill up that fast- but you might call and see.

FYI: You do have to buy a meal ticket if you live in the dorms.

As someone mentioned, Blinn Jr. College is in Brenham and is also worth considering. It is a little larger, but it's still a small school. I think less than 1000 kids live on campus. It has more of a "college" feel, I think than Wharton, but my daughter liked Wharton better.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Got a postcard from them on Friday announcing the opening of the new campus on the UH-Sugar Land grounds in Telfair when the first summer session starts on June 8. Checked out the new building today and it looks great! Hopefully they'll offer more classes with the new building. If I was starting college now and lived in Cinco Ranch, I'd check it out along with Cy-Fair and HCC.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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What is Cy-fair?

Does HCC or Cy-fair have dorms?
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