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Reviews 227 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: there a lot of clubs, sports etc. that you can join to keep yourself involved in your school.

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: there is a lot of students with different social backgrounds and I have not heard of any problems between students.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I could not pick some of the classes that I was hoping on having for my freshman year of college due to the fact the I enrolled to be in a program where they were going to guide me during my attendance at Gavilan college. Therefore, I had to choose classes that the program gave us.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I know some of the teaches there and hope that I get them in future courses since I already am familiar with their teaching skills.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: the school helps you with receiving the help necessary in terms of an internship, especially if you are in need of money.

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: the counselor that worked with me took her valuable time to ensure that I had my schedule ready and gave me tips on how to survive in my first year of college. she was a lot of help.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a school that I chose so I could play sports at a price my parents and I could afford-- I missed out on the college expire nice because of this. I can't wait to transfer next fall!

2 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: It's too hard to receive and due dates are confusing plus not consistently posted.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: As an athlete I receive a special athletics councillor who is invested in each athlete and makes us feel like actual people instead of numbers. Everything is super old but the gym recently was refinished and repainted. The library is a maze but there is help everywhere if you need it. There is little to no student activities that are actually organized although there is college hour but mist of the time there is nothing for it or it is at such a slim and awkward hour that no one can attend. Even though it is old it is still beautiful because of the surrounding nature filled environment although sometimes there are tarantulas on campus especially as it gets warmer.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses I have taken have been with excellent, hand picked professors (ratemyprofessors is king here). Some of the courses, especially English 1A was almost completely pointless at least for me but I could see how some would need the class. For political science classes I highly recommend Marc Turetzky, for communications Shelley Giacalone, for economics Julian Kerns, and for English Sera Hirasuna.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is really none of this at least that I've seen-- it's a community college.

College Sophomore

Career Services: I haven't graduated yet so I don't know yet but my old teammates say that the process of transferring credits and submitting transcripts to 4 years was a completely arduous process that is draining in every sense of the word.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am pre-med with a major in Biology and let me tell you in order to receive my major I had to work over both summers and also had to be pre-pre-registration in order to get any science classes. General Education was also terrible to actually sign up for as they are the most impacted. Overall in this school you HAVE to be driven to finish in this major or you will NOT make it!

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I have 3 credits over the max for this coming semester and that alone was hard to approve. The class registration process is terrible unless you are in a pre-pre group for registration. There are great technical programs offered such as cosmetology and an aviation tech school but as for regular classes it is hit and miss depending on the teacher you receive. Some teachers are absolutely amazing and into their subjects while others are not and seem to just go through.

2 College Sophomore

Student Body: There is little to no diversity among the actual student population. The only diversity is when it comes to athletics and even then I don't think it's enough. Also don't get into religious practices or beliefs at all on campus especially when in class "discussions" because most of the time everyone will turn on you-- even if it's the topic up for discussion-- if your beliefs differ from theirs.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: If you are an athlete it is okay flexibility wise but those friends of mine not in an athletics program have the regular councilors whom are totally and utterly inflexible. All I can say is coming from an area other than the one surrounding the school I can't wait to transfer to an actual school

1 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Good luck getting into any of the science classes. The nursing students are quick to sign up for them.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Depending on who your teacher is, you will feel like you are back in high school, or you're at an Ivy league university.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the smaller student to teacher ratio, but this school is just like a high school for adults.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Your best bet would be to transfer to a 4 year university.

1 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Depending on who you talk to in the financial aid office, you will get different directions. No one is on the same page in there.

1 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I hate the online courses. They are very confusing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The campus looks nice, but it is always really hot in the library.

College Sophomore

Career Services: The career center and other opportunities are practically nonexistent.

3 College Sophomore

Career Services: The post grades is cool and with easy access online. Everything can be seen online just a click away. Career center really tries and pushes you to reach your limit and find varies opportunities for you.

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Overall, Gavilan is a great place to get ready to transfer to a four year university. Although many students don't take it seriously because it is a community college, it allows students to explore different courses and truly find something that will interest them. It's a great jumping off point to discover something students really enjoy and could see themselves doing later in life as a career. They provide excellent tutoring and transfer programs and even have representatives from all over California come and talk to students about the schools. The key to success at Gavilan is to stay focused and on track. If there is no motivation students will not perform at their full potential and will take years to transfer. Speaking with a counselor and knowing the educational plan is a vital factor in the success of a student. However, the most important thing for a Gavilan student is to have the drive and ability to want a better education so they can better their lives. Motivation, patience and hard work are the keys to academic success.

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