Huntington Junior College

Huntington Junior College

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ex-student

Saint Albans, WV

#1 Jun 16, 2010
What a bunch of BS. I started going there as a young idiot, thinking I was doing something good for myself and my future. It didn't take long though to realize how much of a dump it is. No offense to the faculty or the school itself...it's the students! How many junkies, losers, dead beats, and social rejects could there possibly be? And almost all of them are just going there for the student loan check so they can either buy their drugs or supplement their income----because either they don't have a job or they work at Wendy's (in their 30's and 40's, mind you). Ever heard of your credit rating? Geez. Does no one care about themselves or their lives anymore? What a waste of time, I'm sorry I ever went there. If it wasn't for all the LOSERS that give it a bad name, my degrees might actually be worth something. But no, it's the joke of the town and now I'm forced to go back to college to make up the difference. Don't ever go there! And no offense if you're a student who's actually trying to better themselves and you're not a zit on society's ass....there are some good people that go there. But I would recommend they move on to MU or at least Everest or something. HJC is CRAP.
anonHuntington

Youngstown, OH

#2 Jun 16, 2010
I never got why people would attend Huntington Jr. College when there was Marshall Community and Technical College (now Mountwest) down the street. You'd think that people would choose Marshall over Huntington Jr. College (unless a program wasn't offered by MU).

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#3 Jun 17, 2010
I went to Marshall for 4 years and I hated it. They don't try to help you get an education at all, and all they care about is money. They've made it so hard to get financial aid at all and you have to pay for EVERYTHING. I had to buy 2 parking permits because I lost one and they tried to tell me I had to give one back, even though I lost it, and I had paid for both of them. Marshall is a horrible college.

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#4 Jun 24, 2010
AmberDawnM wrote:
I went to Marshall for 4 years and I hated it. They don't try to help you get an education at all, and all they care about is money. They've made it so hard to get financial aid at all and you have to pay for EVERYTHING. I had to buy 2 parking permits because I lost one and they tried to tell me I had to give one back, even though I lost it, and I had paid for both of them. Marshall is a horrible college.
You are absolutely right. MU is the most money hungry school I've ever seen.
heh

United States

#5 Jun 25, 2010
Every college has BS fees and rates to squeeze as much blood as they can. Marshall is the cheapest deal going in WV for what is offered. Bet you didn't lose that second parking permit though, did you?
orly

Charleston, WV

#6 Jun 25, 2010
Fairmont State University > Marshall University

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#7 Jun 25, 2010
heh wrote:
Every college has BS fees and rates to squeeze as much blood as they can. Marshall is the cheapest deal going in WV for what is offered. Bet you didn't lose that second parking permit though, did you?
You missed the whole point of that statement. I didn't care that I had to pay for the 2nd permit, it was my fault I lost it. I did care that they put a hold on my account, I couldn't register for classes or even access anything online except my e-mail until I returned the first one or paid for it again. If I paid for it once, why should I have to give it back? That'd be like you going shopping and since you bought 2 things they're like "okay well you gotta pay for both of these but you only get to take one home and we're gonna keep the other". That's not gonna sit well with you is it?
heh

United States

#8 Jun 26, 2010
Colleges are ran differently than Macy's. I had a hold put on my registration at Marshall for a $10 parking ticket I had on campus that I forgot to pay. It's really the only enforcement of their parking policies that they have that students will listen to. Marshall has its faults, absolutely no doubt about it, but the parking stuff is actually pretty lenient in comparison, especially considering the limited space.

And on the back of your permit it tells you that you have to return it to the Bursar or whoever takes care of that stuff.

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Since: Jun 10

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#9 Jun 26, 2010
how can you return something you've LOST? If I knew where it was to begin with, I wouldn't have to buy a new one. They can't sell me something and then tell me I have to give it back plain and simple.
heh

United States

#10 Jun 26, 2010
They sold you the right to park there, not the permit. It states on the permit that it's university property. If you don't give it back after graduation they can't do much, but they'll stick it to you while you're there.

Some universities make you apply for the privilege of having a car on campus, with waiting lists thousands deep. Some you can't even have one at all until your junior year. All of them have crazy fees for it. Colleges in general milk it, it's just how it is.

And back to another comment you made, financial aid was easy to get for me. If you miss deadlines or don't fill out proper paperwork, it can be difficult, but I personally never had much of an issue. Toney was always available to help if you scheduled a meeting with him, too.

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#11 Jun 27, 2010
I didn't live on campus so I wouldn't really care about their waiting lists and stuff. When did you go to Marshall because they just changed the whole financial aid thing in the last year or two. I wasn't the only one having problems. So maybe you had a good experience at Marshall. I didn't, and most of the people I know didn't. You could've just stated your opinion as opposed to trying to argue with me about every statement I made, this thread wasn't about me, it's about college. I was just giving the person my experience at Marshall since they were considering going there. You could've easily done the same, thanks.
GOHERD

Huntington, WV

#12 Jul 18, 2010
haha you all are a bunch of dumbasses if you think Marshall is an awful University, how do you know? What do you have it to compare to?

I think there are PLENTY of satisfied grads, undergrads, and alum that say different.
Curious

Chicago, IL

#13 Jul 18, 2010
Where is the best place to attend school in Huntington?
hmm

Saint Albans, WV

#14 Jul 20, 2010
I went to HJC and got my Associate degree and liked the school. Now I am attending Marshall and I also like Marshall although I agree they do have some crazy fees and can be difficult to work with.

I think it just comes down to what you make of it.
current student

Charleston, WV

#15 Jul 20, 2010
hmm wrote:
I went to HJC and got my Associate degree and liked the school. Now I am attending Marshall and I also like Marshall although I agree they do have some crazy fees and can be difficult to work with.
I think it just comes down to what you make of it.
Why did you change to Marshall? It sounds like HJC wasn't that bad for you. I like the school. I am just afraid that it will be hard to get job placement
hjc

Saint Albans, WV

#16 Jul 23, 2010
@current student..I got my AS degree and worked a few years in a job with that degree and decided it wasn't for me, then made the decision to return to Marshall to get a BA.

I don't know how it is now, but after I graduated, I had a call from the school telling me to set up an interview at some Law Office--this was a few months after I graduated from there and already had a job. So I think they might be good about job placements, I'm not sure bc I never received any more calls from them after I turned that one down (it was for a business I wasn't interested in).
nojob

United States

#17 Apr 25, 2011
current student wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did you change to Marshall? It sounds like HJC wasn't that bad for you. I like the school. I am just afraid that it will be hard to get job placement
They will not help you with placement and there star students they do place quit after about a month. If they would help the ones who want to work. HJC is a joke.
current hjc student

Huntington, WV

#18 Apr 27, 2011
HJC is the biggest gathering of degenerates and pregnant chicks i have ever seen. I know for a fact that most of the ppl who go there do so only for the checks because the size of my classes has shrunk to about 1/3 of the original size, and this happened right after the checks went out. coincidence? i think not
hjcajoke

United States

#19 Apr 27, 2011
I wish I would have went to MCTC. I've applyed for a entry level accounting position and they called for a reference from HJC and was told that they should look else where they have other students that would be more helpful to there needs then i would be. I never missed at all I have a 2.8. Now i'm 40,000 in debt and the school doesn't give me a good reference. I wish i could do something about the reference they gave me.

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