Santa Maria, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$6,666 ($1,346)
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Reviews 420 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Student Body: We have a wide range of people who attend. From old to young and all races.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I love the school, this is only my first semester but when ever I have had a problem there was someone there to help. I have a 16 month old so I am glad that the schedules are flexible and the staff is super friendly.

4 College Student

Campus Resources: Our on-campus library is very useful to me. The textbooks placed on reserve at the rotation desk are always helpful. I also like how there are quiet areas where you can work in silence, and areas where you can work with other people and be able to talk to each other.

2 College Student

Online Courses: I took an online English class last year, and it was a lot more difficult than I expected. There were a lot of assignments assigned and due within a short time period, and with being a full-time student, having an online class made it hard to balance all my classes at one time.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Academic Flexibility – Having to live about twenty minutes away from the campus, the flexibility I am given to choose which classes that fit the requirements I need for my gen-ed and degree is great, and it also fits into my daily schedule.

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I am getting my financial aid, but it's the process and lack of information provided for me. It's difficult to know when the payments are distributed and that makes it difficult for me. I learned however, that the process of reviewing my information for financial aid takes much longer than what I anticipated but in the end, they are providing me with what I need.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I recieved alot of help and in a month and a half I started recieving financial aid thier process is easy and understandable.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Best experience so far willing to help at all costs no matter who you are or where you are from. I'd choose this school over and over because this school is reliable and takes and gives interest to the individual.

5 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The school financial aid process is good. They keep you inform and let you knew what papers they need copy's of. I do recommend to keep a copy of all papers you give, make a folder for just the financial aid. They let us knew when we should fill out the FASA papers and the deadline. They always were there to answer my questions.

5 College Senior

Online Courses: They're going to be great and I cant wait to get started..!!

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I love my school it has the greatest teachers and professors there. It's a great and homey environment and I am very happy and pleased to be there.

3 College Senior

Student Body: Depends on the Major – Besides the PCPA branch most students don't seem serious about their future. The PCPA students all take the work very seriously and want to get working after college or continue their education immediately. The core of the student body at Allan Hancock just seem to be there for fun or are casually working to get a degree. No talks of moving onto the next level of education

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: Network Access, No Accessible Printer – I'm not online at the school very often but it seems reliable anytime ive ever used it. You really do need a personal computer and printer they don't offer any at the school or it's difficult with the hours to get into a lab at the main campus.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: Curriculum and Professors Are Amazing – I go to PCPA which is a subcategory of Allan Hancock. The curriculum is very challenging and fulfilling and the professors are around and are easily contactable to talk with and get help with whatever I have been struggling with. I have grown so much as a student and within my field and I truly owe and thank my training at this school.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: I have not attended the main campus so I am not sure whats available. On the Lompoc campus they have a open Math lab, a full Library, tutoring services, and a small book store. The Lompoc campus has a transfer center, learning resource, and EPOS offices that are run by staff and students.

2 College Junior

Academic Experience: My Major – I am a little confused with my major. I am a photography major, but want to switch to Graphic Design. They both go hand in hand, so I may look into both degrees. I have ideas in my head that I want to use my photography for, and the need for Graphic design knowledge is a must. I just wish the Lompoc campus offered the needed classes. I have to drive about 30 miles to the main campus for the majority of my classes. Going out of my area will cause problems with my employment, but my need for the last number of units are only offered on main campus.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Instructors Are Great! I have had great experiences so far with all my instructors. They have all been very attentive to the students needs. At my age and my lifestyle I appreciate hard work. The Instructors I have had, have all been respectful to the students. The Instructors and students have kept me motivated and encouraged to continue.

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Art Major – extremely limited courses available because of the school's budget

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Online classes are fine. You just need to know how to manage your time, making sure you are putting in the required amount of hours for each course. When I first started doing online courses, I didn't have time management as one of my skills and I ended up getting horrid grades. Also, consider everything else when selecting classes, consider how many hours you work, or take care of your kids, or travel and sleep. Think about all that before you go for online because you don't have someone pushing your back to make sure you get it done like you do in the classroom.

2 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Originally I wanted to transfer to a school in Texas but they have different systems of credits then California does, so I decided to stay in California. Now, I'm finding that the classes that I can take here that transfer, and that are included into my major, aren't as many as I'd hoped.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Hancock College – There are definitely somethings that I would change about my soon. First off they offer several languages however they don't offer Japanese which is my second major so to complete my degree I have to transfer to a school 3 hours south once I've done what I need to do there. However, the classrooms are nice, the teachers are all very helpful and so are all the staff in the administration area. They are willing to go the extra mile to help you and that means a lot. I'm quite happy with my school thus far.

5 College Junior

Student Body: Most Are Very Creative and Envolved – The students there are very sociable and are involved in clubs. There are always events going on and everyone gets together and are friendly. The science fairs are fun and we actually learn something too. It really helps to find out what we want in life and as a career.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: High Tuition Costs – The fees for the number of units you take when up again and it seems like they will always go up every year. The financial aid is there to help with the costs but still it is going up and up.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Helpful Programs for Low Income Students – I enjoy being apart of the EOPS program because they help out with money and book vouchers for when I can't afford to buy my books or tuition costs.

2 College Junior

Career Services: Job Prospects – The job market here for automotive technicians is not in high demand. your better off moving to a bigger city.


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