Aptos, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$5,662 ($1,350)
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Reviews 404 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I'm kind of just starting work in my major, so it's hard to say. But the math and sciences here in general seem pretty good, but a pain to plan and schedule and register.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: There's not always the best options offered conveniently, but every teacher I've had, minus one, has been amazing. They are all very knowledgeable and interesting. Most have had Ph.D.s in their subjects. Class registration and planning is irritating, glitchy, and stupid. The WebAdvisor software is terrible. The workload is reasonable. There is lots of help available. I feel like I'm learning a lot.

4 College Freshman

Career Services: The online job board is pretty great. I haven't used any of the other career services here, but I know there are a lot and that they are supposed to be good.

2 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I've had a lot of trouble scheduling all of the math and science requirements for my major. They fill up very quickly, and often conflict with other classes. There's not enough options to make a perfect schedule, at least when it comes to math and science. Everything else is fine. It's nearly impossible to transfer within 2 years to a 4 year college with all of the recommended major preparation for a math/science heavy degree. Assist.org is essential for transfer planning, as the counselors often just direct you there, and it's easier to plan yourself to some extent, honestly. You have to really be on top of everything if you want to transfer in a reasonable amount of time.

5 College Freshman

Campus Resources: We have so many resources, no one could possible use all of them. There's the Math Learning Center for lower level math help, the writing lab for writing assignment help in any subject or general writing help, the library is great with helpful staff, the MESA center has help and resources for physics, higher math (calculus+), computer science, chemistry, etc., and many classes have dedicated tutors and stuff. I'm sure there are more resources as well, depending on what programs you're in.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: There are many computers available, and wireless internet is available to all students. There's black and white printing only as far as I know. The library is great for computer needs, and many offices, like counseling and the career center, have their own student computers for completing related tasks. I prefer having my own laptop for note-taking during classes, but other than that, there are always enough computers for you to be able to do your work at school. The MESA center also has good computers, especially for Computer Information Science / Computer Science students.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm having a hard time getting into all the classes I need to transfer. Some of the Math and Science classes that I need fill up quickly every semester, often within an hour of early registration opening. Also, even when there are open classes, there aren't always enough options to schedule them so no classes overlap, and then you can't take them. Know that if you are planning to transfer for a math/science heavy degree, it might be impossible to do it in two years here; I'm struggling to do it in three. If it weren't for this, the school would be almost exactly what I want. That, and I'd love more online class options.

If you are motivated to finish quickly and want to go here, make sure you make an ed plan with a counselor as early as possible, and don't be afraid to mix up the order of classes to make them fit your schedule, as long as you're getting your prereqs done on time, which can be a problem. Use assist.org for help planning a transfer to any California state college. It will tell you all of the major preparation courses you need.

3 College Freshman

Student Body: There's certainly plenty of diversity. In general, I like that. People smoke weed on campus sometimes and don't do much to hide it. That's kind of weird for me. But people are pretty friendly. I've noticed a lot of people already have friends that go here with them, so it's not super easy to make friends if you don't have any going here, even if you're a freshman.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I might say it's the best, except that I'm an out of state student. For any in state student, sure, it's $46/unit. But for me, for not, it's $246/unit, and I can barely afford it with my savings. I might not get in-state until next spring. But I'm still paying less than I would for a 4-year college in-state, so I'm satisfied.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: I would like there to be a LOT more online classes. But the classes themselves are great. I took a few. They save time and driving, and I prefer them. There just aren't nearly enough classes offered in online format that totally could be.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Nothing really special about the facilities. Very high quality for a community college, I think, but standard for colleges overall. Things are constantly being updated, but not everything, at least not yet.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Sometimes managing the work I have is a little hard. My Spanish teacher likes to give a lot of online homework and book homework.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: My teachers help me out when I'm not able to do something within their time frame they have given so the flexibility is nice.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything seems very state of the art and well arranged. The athletic facilities are really nice and there are a lot of brand new classrooms that are nice as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: I wouldn't say it's the best, but Campus Resources are good. I play basketball for Cabrillo and the Athletic facilities are definitely above average, much better than most of the other teams in our league. The campus is really nice as well, brand new looking bookstore, and beautiful layout of campus. The library is very big and has a wide range of books. Only downside of things is the main campus is kind of on a hill so there are a lot of stairs and mini hills.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: I don't have any problems with it. Very good wi-fi in each class that I can use on my laptop or phone. The printing on campus is 10 cents a page which seems like a pretty average price.

3 College Senior

Career Services: I haven't transferred yet, so I'm not quite sure, but I am going to transfer this coming fall. Fall 2014

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Our student learning centers are one of the best things available on our campus! There is the MLC (Math Learning Center) that is available for free math tutoring, and the MESA which is available for free math (mainly higher math such as calculus) and science tutoring.

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3 College Senior

Campus Resources: There are adequate computer labs on campus, along with a good network that is set up.

4 College Senior

Student Body: There is a ton of diversity at Cabrillo! It is so cool to see such different people coming together!

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I am an environmental studies major at Cabrillo College and have loved all of the environmentally focused classes that I have taken, such as Environmental Health and Environmental Geology. There are many students that are interested in similar majors and it made me feel very connected to the people in my classes. The professors were also very knowledgable in all of these classes and it was very helpful.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The professors that teach at Cabrillo are amazing, many of them also teach at UCSC, and many have taught at other universities in California and have a lot of experience. They are at Cabrillo because they want to provide a reasonably priced education to people who seek it out. They are there by having made that choice, and are therefore there out of their love for education, rather than a large paycheck, etc.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I've heard from others that the process works great, but personally I haven't gone through it.

4 College Senior

Facilities: I love the general feeling of our campus. Everyone has such a positive attitude and since we are at a community college, we are all there more so because we want to be there. There are people attending from all ages and lifestyles and it's great!

College Junior

Online Courses: I havent taken any online courses yet but I have friends that take time and love them.


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