North Seattle College is one of the better community colleges in the Seattle area. I've had amazing support from the financial aid office and tremendous help from the free services offered through the school: open labs and the math tutor center. I'm grateful... Read More for my experiences at North and definitely recommend this college. Most of my professors work for UW and it amazes me how I'm getting a UW education for less than 1/4 of the price. Going the community college route is such a smart financial plan for your first two years of college. Because I went to North straight out of high school and avoided a University I took advantage of the low tuition and made sure to dabble in as many fun "filler" courses as possible. What a fun experience taking random exciting courses and not fearing for insane amounts of student debt later down the road. I recommend this school. Teachers are top notch and the staff truly care. If you can get over the prison-like appearance of the cement architecture, you'll love this school.