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 937 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Needs Improvement – Overall OK college. A little creepy during the walk to my night classes, walkways could use more lighting. Parking would have to be the worst part of attending this school. The teachers know their stuff and are great. I enjoy the experience just needs some TLC.

1 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid office is always a hassle. The people are rude to the students. There is always a long line. They always give students the run around, never get you what you need in a timely manner.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: The Computer Network Is Ok – The computer network is ok. Sometimes they have problems with the computers staying on beyond a certain perid of time, even when a student is working on it productively. Their system shuts down by itself sometimes also. But other than that the network is ok. They charge us ten cent per page to print.

1 College Junior

Campus Resources: My School Is Boring – My school doesnt really do anything special that would stand out to other schools. I do not know why it is just the way they opporate.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Very Good Resources – The student center offers a lot at my school. For instance, they have councelors there to help you if you have any questions about anything on campus. The library is very helpful, the people who work there are very nice, and they see to it that you get what you need.

2 College Sophomore

Career Services: Career Center Unhelpful – The career center doesn't give you any information that you couldn't just get off of the internet.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I Like MESA – MESA is a cool spot for people majoring in math, engineering, or science

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Facilitires Aren't Abd – The gym is nice and the theater is small but nice as well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: There are very few spots on campus to print at and if you are in a particular hall, chemistry for example, then you can only print chemistry related stuff. It is annoying.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Great Professors – I am a fashion major and so far have enjoyed the classes that I have taken thus far. Though the work load can be a bit heavy I am always eager to get to class because the subjects keep me captivated. My professors are all very passionate about their subject which also makes it vastly easier to learn and become optimistic about this field.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid office makes the process easy and suitable for those in need of financial aid. I also believe that the time in class is well spent learning the field I want to work in, and obtaining skills that are valuable.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Unstable at Times – I took an online course at American River and the only problem I had with it was the fact that the website was down during times that it was supposed to be open. Other than that, the experience was great.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: My school has diversity. People come from all walks of live, different ages, and ethnicity, which makes it an interesting place to meet new people.

4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Keep Your Grades up – I got all the financial aid that I needed for school, but last semester, I slipped in one class, and they warned me that I was in danger of not getting financial aid anymore. Just focus on school. That's what they're paying for. If you do that, you'll get the money.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Great Athletic Department – The athletic faculty are experienced and motivate their students to achieve their absolute best, which is why I gave this topic an 'A.' The library has separate floors that provide a spacious quiet environment that is needed for students to thrive. Student centers as well as campus activities are also readily available for those that would seek it.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Pretty Reliable – Whenever I'm in need of a computer at school they are always readily available and responsive. They are excellent when it comes to loading files and have new software.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Solid Education for a Junior College – I have received a lot of good, solid schooling here. I have only had one back teacher, and every other one I have loved! Parking and getting into classes, is a pain, but that often is at overcrowded junior colleges. Honestly, I think this is a high quality school.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Great Classes! The classes here was diverse and many. Though they have certainly been cut back due to financial cutbacks of the school, I still feel a receive a superior educational experience here!

4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: It is very simple. Go to the fafsa website, fill out the forms, and you are pretty much done from there! It's super easy!

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Difficult to Get Into Classes – I have attending this college for five semesters now, and it is so hard to get into classes these last few semesters! It is darn near impossible. You would think I would have more priority for sign ups considering my seniority and my excellent GPA. I think the system is flawed.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: 1St Time – The first time I used the computers at ARC was when I took my orientation. In my opinion the college could use more computers but once I got on one it ran smoothly. So far my experience with the colleges computers was good.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Late Start – My college helped me a lot during the Financial Aid process, unfortunately I applied late and it took a while for me to get through it. I was able to apply for FASFA and other programs and luckily I wasn't too late and receive the aid and am currently waiting until school starts to use it. After this process I learned that you should always have a plan B in case plan A doesn't work out. I had to figure out that the hard way, but I'm glad things were able to work themselves out. I definitely recommend that anyone who looks into Financial Aid starts on time.

College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Pre-College Experience – ARC has a great Culinary Arts Program and that greatly inspired me to attend the school, I'd received credits in high school that would go towards a degree at the college and that was helpful. Unfortunately I applied to the school late and many classes I needed for my degree were wait listed. Fortunately I was able to find classes with short list and they worked very well around each other and my schedule. I'm hoping I'll make it in as times that I've visited ARC have been good and the staff was polite and helpful.

4 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: On the Ball – When it comes to financial aid at American River College my experiences have been great. I have never had a hassle yet. I have experienced a lot of hassles at other community college campuses but at ARC it has been the best. The line is never too long the most I've waited is thirty minutes, and the staff is informative and provides you with the direction you need to go in. Tuition is at a reasonable cost. The value of education I have received from American River College is well worth the tuition I have paid. American River provides students with plenty of help to pass your course and many resources to get through college. The campus is large and has a nice amount of resources for students so that they are always available to you with little to no hassle or line.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Professional Professors – The professors at American River College always seem to amaze me. Professors are always knowledgeable and seem to be dedicated to their students progress. My professors have always expressed availability when it comes to having any questions or needing help throughout the course. Every Professor has provided me with on-campus office hours and phone numbers. E-mails have been the most efficient way to get in contact these days. Some professors even have cell phone numbers you can call or text! My class registration process has been very pleasant. American River College has a registration and financial aid process that works for their staff and students which results in a very easy, smooth, informative process.

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