Location
Costa Mesa, CA
Undergrads
7,908
Tuition (in-state)
$6,320 ($1,184)
Branch Campus Of
Coast Community Colleges
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Reviews 625 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its okay for a community college, it is just very compacted.

2 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: They do not have my major at the school i currently attend.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: They have most classes but not a lot in the same subject usually just one option

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: It reminds me of a high school with some updated buildings

1 College Sophomore

Student Body: I dont interact with anyone. I have talked to maybe one person. People do not really do much other that go to class and then leave

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: It is out of state so kind of pricey

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I like online classes, I have not taken on at my current college yet

2 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: For the amount of students that attend the school they really dont have many class times and options.

College Sophomore

Career Services: I have never used any of these services at any school i attended yet.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: There are not much resources, given it is a community college i guess it could be worse.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I can never connect to the internet

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I was very fortunate to have entered college at the age where financial aid sees me as independent. Once this happened, I had a BOG Fee waiver cover my tuition for all the semesters I attended. All fees I had to pay were all straight forward- there were no tricks or gimmicks to have to randomly pay more money for any random reason. Costs of textbooks are still an issue, but it's an issue everywhere and is difficult to avoid.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: The computer lab, library, and tutoring center (Student Success Center) are great resources. The library staff is nice and very helpful, and the space and big, quiet, and comfortable. The computers in the computer lab have a very slow start up. Other than that, I find the extended hours for the lab and library around mid-term and finals time very helpful. I've used the Student Success Center every semester that I've had a math class. The tutors are very helpful, and the student study groups are also helpful.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The wi-fi around school is very slow. I tend to turn off my wi-fi locator on my phone because it will slow the internet on my phone down. The computers in the computer lab are incredibly slow. The start up takes a while, and the printing systems could be improved, or perhaps the lab could provide a few more printers.

3 College Senior

Student Body: I started college here in my early 20's, so my only complaint is that I wasn't surrounded by many other people my age. I was around many students who were fresh out of high school. It was difficult to make friends or build good relationships because of an age gap and maturity gap. I was a lot more success oriented, and a few students I've met through my years here are just going to school because their parents make them attend.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Orange Coast College is a great junior college. If finances are an issue when it comes to putting yourself through school on your own, Orange Coast College is a quality school that has many teachers and programs to help ensure your success at an affordable cost. I was an adult returning to college, and had a great experience receiving my AA Degree here.

3 College Freshman

Student Body: The level of diversity in Orange Coast College is balanced.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: A unique aspect of our school is that you can find a handful of knowledgeable and talented professors that care for their students. There are quality services that are willing to guide you during your transfer process. Orange Coast also provides a variety of food services such as Starbucks. Burger, hotdog, and pastry shacks can also be found around the campus.

3 College Freshman

Career Services: The college teaches many career paths and offers services to those who are interested in jobs, but the need for stronger networking opportunities is needed.

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4 College Freshman

Student Body: You have everything at occ.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Orange coast college is the Harvard of JC's as well as the best stepping stone a student could ask for.

3 College Junior

Student Body: The student body on campus is very diverse. Students are not afraid to be themselves on campus. I have seen a large amount of students on campus studying in the quad, and also doing yoga in the quad. It doesn't feel like your at school to be completely honest.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition is covered if you are currently a California resident. Your classes can also be waved if you are a CA resident as well. The financial aid I received was basically money I put towards textbooks and a bus pass. When it comes to me registering for class I get all the classes I need. The professors are very lenient about adding students into classes as well. The only tip I have for getting your financial aid on time is to send in all of your paperwork that the school is requesting before the first week of school. The lines for the financial aid office can be hectic the first few months of the semester.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The campus is great in my opinion. There is always someone there to help students with any problems they may have. The college is only 15 minutes from the beach so that is also a added plus. The college continues to grow with new building being added on and the technology in the classrooms is also being improved. Most of the students are involved in sports. Overall I am proud to be attending Orange Coast College.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: There could be more computers added on campus. Students are allowed to use the computers for as long as they need to which is sometimes taken advantage of. In the library there is about 100 computers available for students to use but they are always filled. The wifi on campus isn't good at all. If you are planning on using your laptop you must take it to one of the computer centers so they can add you onto the network, there is helpful guides online so you can connect manually but its very hard to follow. In both of the computer labs there is printers, black and white printing costs five cents per page, while color printing costs fifty cents per page, you must purchase a reloadable card to print anything. In my opinion having a laptop of my own is a great advantage, it saves me the time of waiting in line for one of the desktop computers.

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