Location
Sacramento, CA
Undergrads
7,430
Tuition (in-state)
$7,200 ($1,104)
Branch Campus Of
Los Rios Community Colleges
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Reviews 941 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Career Services: The career choices are in a wide variety available to students. Many classes are there for one to take in order to pursue the career, yet it only has lower-division classes meaning I have to transfer to a university to continue on pursuing my career goal. That's why it's not an A+ but just an A.

2 College Freshman

Online Courses: The workload of online classes is about equal, if not more, than typical classrooms. The material seems to be very generic and does not have much thought put into it. I have been very disappointed with the online classes at this college. The instructors make up for them though, to a certain extent. There is only so much that they can do.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: D2L the website is a good resource and many classes you can finish early if you work hard

4 College Junior

Student Body: It's a CC so there is a mix of "green" fresh from high school students as well as older returning students. Its very diverse ethnicitys and age ranges at ARC

4 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: over all the percentage of employment placement is very good

4 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: tuitions are increasing every day American River gas been able to maintain their low tuition

2 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: ARC does not have a specific program for Chemistry degrees. They only offer the lower division classes and 3 upper division classes. Other programs have many more upper division classes.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Most professors know their subjects very well. Make nice with the ones that do and are in the field you are pursuing.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: there are tons of resources just no one to tell you how to get them.

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: Lots of different varieties, opinions and beliefs.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: ARC is close to my house... i always knew i would go there. I love it.

5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: What I enjoy the most is the attention the teachers give to the students. They are also willing to help one out if life happens which sometimes life can throw a curve ball.

College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I would say that when I was receiving financial aid the staff were very helpful to accommodate what I needed and they were also helpful!

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The teachers are great and very helpful. Most of the teachers are willing to take time with the students and answer questions during class or in office hours. There are plenty of resources available at this school to reach academic goals such as Beacon tutoring or learning better study habits with Reading Across the Disciplines and Writing Across the Curriculum. The only downfall now that they have improved the cafeteria is that they could regulate and improve their counseling staff. After seven years and a handful of counselors, I have only found one counselor that truly cares about the success of the student and is well prepared and versed in what the school has to offer.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: should have better lightning at night and the parking ticket machine is out of service often. There seems to be a funny smell also around campus. Bathrooms need to be kept up better and not smell so bad.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Online registration software is ridiculous and you are shut out of classes that are only open to your major because someone set the enrollment number too low (example: I'm in a program that is one of 2 in the state & there are 45 of us in the program but the classes show "closed" during registration because 20 people registered online... when they need to allow all 45 to register since it's a sequenced program.) Very frustrating for no good reason.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: We've had a change in program directors so we are in flux right now. They an't obtain/retain part-time faculty consistently from year to year because of the subject matter and internal politics so we are kind of left to fend for ourselves. There are only 2 programs for this in the state, so it's a "gotcha" environment where they feel they can ram any policy they want down your throat and you have to take it. On the other hand, I've had instructors who are passionate about what they do, they just weren't the best teacher (disorganized, unprepared, not using technology available because they can't find anyone to train them) which is getting old considering we have a year left of this.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I was very used to being in a traditional class, but it is very good to have access to the information you need at any time. I'm always strapped for time since I work full time and go to school. If your learning a new major or trade, I would recommend taking your basic classes first, and then taking the advanced classes. Its very easy to use for general prerequisites though.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: An intro Kinesiology class was mostly hands-on, with some written work. It involved a lot of movement and muscle structure lectures. This major isn't at most community colleges, so I appreciate being able to take in close to home. Most instructors are coaches on campus.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Stats instructor expected us to learn independently and seek out additional help when needed. I like this kind of learning.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The facilities on campus are amazing, especially compared to other campuses in the Los Rios district. The library has so many computers so they are usually always available. There is also many quiet areas in the library to relax and study comfortably without being bothered. Also the cafeteria was newly remodeled and now contains both a Subway and Starbucks. The nice thing about the Starbucks area is although it is in the cafeteria, it is fairly quiet because it is filled with people studying and sipping coffee just like you would see at a regular coffee shop.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: This community college is the best out of the Los Rios district. The professors really seem to care about their students and the flexible office hours they have really make it easy and convenient for students to talk to professors outside of class about questions or concerns they may have. This school is also outstanding because of the different study options they have. They have this program called Beacon Mentoring and it is were students around campus gather and mentor other students for free. It is a great opportunity to meet with other students and study with them on the topic. The campus also has great facilities in both the library and cafeteria that provide an ideal study environment for students.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am a psychology major and so far I feel like I have only really had a few classes that relate to my major. Because it is community college, it is expected because most of the classes I am taking are purely general educational classes until I transfer. However, the classes that I am taking or have taken relating to psychology have been very interesting and have furthered my interest in this major. I give it a B because although I am not taking too many psychology classes, the ones I have taken have been outstanding and interesting and I have learned so much more than I expected.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: It has great education programs to help students called RAD and WAC, they have the BEACON tutors to help with English, Anthropology classes, BUsines etc. While they have the MESA lab to help with Math, Engineering and Science majors.

5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: They have wonderful resources, the online database for research has answers for almost every question out there. There are lots of computers in the library, computer labs and Learning resource Center. They have a great tutoring staff and have very helpful programs to help students in all the classes they are in.

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