Sacramento, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$7,200 ($1,104)
Branch Campus Of
Los Rios Community Colleges
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Reviews 995 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Academic Experience: They give the information i need for the working world its plain and simple. You either get or you don't. the classes are small so they are able to help everyone.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: I'm a Design Technology major with a concentration of Architecture and most of my classes are what i expected they would be. They don't have crazy elective or to many prerequisites to go through and the professors apply not only theory but practical experience in the classes.

4 College Junior

Student Body: They are good people that chose to return to or continue there education.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The reason i chose this school was because i was unable to get the necessary funds for Academy of the Arts University. So i chose ARC since it was 10mins away from where i lived and most of the of the classes they provided here were similar to classes i would've took at AAU.

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.


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