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Santa Maria, CA
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3,272
Tuition (in-state)
$6,666 ($1,346)
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Reviews 393 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Their classrooms may be a bit small, but they have a library with computers to use, and the librarians are very helpful. The staff in the office is generally nice, although some are in grumpy moods at times. They also let you use the two computers in the office to print documents for free, which is nice, especially when your a college student.

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2 College Senior

Campus Resources: Well, there are counselors (at the Lompoc Valley center) that don't help you out when you go to ask for help. They act like they have better things to do, and try to get you in & out as soon as possible. (The indian lady that went to Fresno state ESPECIALLY). I have went several times to go over my transcripts and get advice and most of them are so rude, so I decided to go to the main campus and although most of the counselors work at both centers, the Santa Maria (Main Campus) counselors are a lot more helpful and encouraging. They don't really emphasize graduating soon, most people say it's because they want us to be enrolled and keep spending money to take classes, while others say their staff just isn't like other schools that prepare you for the next level of education. In the past few years I've been attending, I've seen class schedules at the Lompoc Valley Center go from A.M. classes (8-9:20, or 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.) to 85% evening classes (6:30-9:35 p.m.)

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3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I don't receive any financial aid. But I do qualify for BOG. So it helps with the registration fees.

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3 College Senior

Online Courses: For engineering major online classes are the way to go. Most of the day is filled for math, chemistry, biology, and engineering classes. That we don't have actual class time for our general education. Online classes are a great way to complete your general education classes while still being productive with the major prep classes.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The network is up to date. There is no prob lem with the computers.

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4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The vocational programs are great, but there are some classes and courses I wish they could bring back

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2 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The education I am getting is average. I could be getting the same education in my high school. I was disappointed.

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College Freshman

Online Courses: I have never taken an online class. But i hear from other students that it is great!

2 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The nursing program is the best in the area, and one of the only schools to offer it. Because of that along with the direct connection to the local area hospital (where you conduct clinical's), the program is severely bottle-necked at the lower level of the program. I have had to apply 3 times before getting a spot in the CNA course, and this is mostly due to the number of people applying for the very limited number of spots available. I am a student-veteran, and I was not aware that they had a number of spots set aside for students like myself. When I did become aware of it, the program was no longer in use because of the lack of "funding". This is irritating because not only do I have the skill and knowledge to be able to challenge the lower levels of the program, (which has also been done away with?), but I am also basically guaranteed money to the school through the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I am not the only person who has had to wait their turn, but with my skills and experience I would think that they would want to get me through the program and into the work force as quickly as possible, not making it harder to do so.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: class schedules are very flexible. This college offers classes in the morning, afternoon, and at night which i found it really helpful to those who work. Also, for some classes they have many teachers for the same subject, so if you do not get enroll in one you wanted there are more options for the same class.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: The resources on campus are very helpful. In my personal experience, I really like the math center and the resource center; they really help me in my school assignments

5 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: the people there are amazing. They helped me with everything.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Allan Hancock courses are somewhat flexible, yet they are also difficult to arrange. The times that the courses are offered some times conflict with other courses that are required.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: The professors I have for my courses are very knowledgeable in their subjects. They make it understood that they are there to help and give their students direction if they need it. The more you interact with a professor the more you open yourself to receiving help if you are struggling with something in class. Each teacher seemed willingly open to help out if needed, and I have taken advantage of the help. Allan Hancock has become more efficient by permitting students to sign up for courses online. Yet, Allan Hancock makes it difficult to take the courses that are required to transfer to universities because of inconvenient time schedules. With required courses being inconvenient, it forces me to think that I will forever be stuck there even though I am a full-time student.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Currently my student education plan is aimed towards getting a BA degree in chemistry. I am pleased with the professors I have to teach me the necessry courses and information I need. There is one complication being the reason why I graded my school with a B+ instead of an A. I find it hard to figure out a simple way to take all the courses required for transferring to the universities of my choice because they are unavailable on certain semesters. Other than the inconvenience of making my class schedule, my Math, English, Chemistry and Engineering class are all guiding me towards the right direction for my implicated major.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I am a Human Resources/Sociology major, and the classes are more than manageable. As stated before, as a young single mom working fulltime, there is never enough time in the day it seems BUT with the help of teachers and fellow students I have been able to progress well.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: Depending on the teacher you have for each course and the kind of learner you are, online courses can be very helpful. As a young single mother and working fulltime, online courses have allowed me to make time on MY time better. The only diffivulty, not really a reflection on the school itself, is that I am a much better "hands-on" learner.

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: They are helpful and seem to give out good information but do not always let you know about the chance that you are not going to be recieving financial aid for any reason unless you go to them like i did after not hearing anything for months.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: A very nice and small campus for students with many resources available such as counseling, computers, library, gym, sports, clubs, and many more. the classes available are very flexible I have been taking morning and some night classes and it was great. It worked out with my working schedule and helped me in maintaining to be a full time student.

4 College Junior

Career Services: it was a great school and i am greatful i had enrolled

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: There are different activities you can get involved in to meet new people and to have an outlet to relieve stress. For example, I am in the dance concert at my school. The dancers all know each other and are very friendly. There are several ways students can get involved at hancock. I also like the tutoring program. Tutors are always there for you if you need help.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The professors are friendly and willing to answer any questions students' may have. There are many programs to choose from. The class registration process is simple enough, and the adminastrators are always around to help you out when needed. Being a fulltime student is a lot of work, but it is not too much. There are tutoring services available, and most of my professors advise students how to actively engage while studying and during lectures.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am only taking prerequisites for a nursing program at hancock, but I know that the nursing program is very good. I was impressed to see there is a cadaver program for a handful of students who got an A in anatomy. I also like how they divide the program into three sections so you can start work after you get your CNA. The nursing councelors are extremely helpful.

5 College Senior

Student Body: There is a lot of clubs and different organizations that help students academically and also socially because you can always make new friends when you join this clubs

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: the Student Health Services is a great service for the students! you dont need to go to a Doctors office and pay lots of money if you are sick. instead you go to their office and even get your meds there!!!!

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