Location
Mission Viejo, CA
Undergrads
6,523
Tuition (in-state)
$4,694 ($762)
Branch Campus Of
South Orange County Community Colleges
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Reviews 678 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Student

Academic Flexibility: It is pretty convenient to get meeting with teachers and administrators. Always have to have a date set prior to meeting to ensure that they have time to meet with you but the process is easy. Transfering credits is easy but some courses end up being electives.

4 College Student

Tuition & Financial Aid: The money that we pay for the educations is great! Classes are decently priced and the education is pretty exceptional. the tuition is all based on the number of classes and what type of classes you take. Financial aid may not be necessary or if needed it's as simple as signing up for fafsa.

3 College Student

Campus Resources: There are always staff to help but some resources are limited. The library on the other hand is good! They have a ton of resources and topics to choose from, with helpful staff.

3 College Student

Campus Resources: There are computer areas in the library that have internet access, but it is very limited with them being occupied most of the time. the wireless connection speed is pretty good and connects all throughout the school. Printing is a hassle being that you have to upload money to a card and scan it to have the printer print anything.

4 College Student

Academic Experience: Many various courses available, but there is always the issue of registering early for the sake of getting a secured spot in class. Overall, the professors are great and the level at which it is taught is up to university standards!

4 College Student

Academic Experience: Professors are mostly great, with the exceptional average ones. Class registration for most classes is tough because of the number of student and spaces available. They offer tutors to your needs and office hours per class.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: There isn't a whole lot of interaction with other students in the course. And it is hard I think it can be difficult at times to manage the work load. Even more so when taking more than 1 online class.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall it is really good I think, I have not been to others so I do not know but according to yelp they all have their good and bad reviews. This is the closest community college to me so I just go there, and they are all the same prices. I would choose this school again because it is big and there are a lot of resources available with friendly staff

3 College Junior

Career Services: I am really not sure as I have not graduated from there yet. There are a lot of certificate programs, but not enough in my opinion, no new programs. They hold career fairs, I went to one that did not look so good. Not sure about job prospects or alumni network

3 College Junior

Online Courses: blackboard is very user friendly, the only thing different from classroom work is that it can be a little more demanding at times, as every day you are expected to go online for some homework assignments, very time consuming, the workload is sometimes a lot more than in the classroom and at times average. Interaction with professors and students is easy

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: When I started from college each unit was $18, then for several straight years I think it was 6 years being $26 a unit now community college is $46 a unit since last year, that is much too high of an increase and unfortunately the cost now that I am going back. Nothing is a good deal anymore but at least it is a lot cheaper than a 4 year university

4 College Junior

Student Body: a typical student is a young down to earth person, a lot of student involvement from asb activities, everyone is pretty well rounded here

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: A lot of athletic centers, student centers are very big and spacious, very nice library, a lot of campus activities, everything is nice about this campus

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: a lot of computers in the lab areas, printing is accessible, the computers and printers are there when needed no problem

4 College Junior

Facilities: it's a very big community college, maybe the biggest. A lot of sports, it really has everything from sports to academics. A nice campus too, facilities are up to date, they keep remodeling campus

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: It has been very convenient and close by. Flexibility in the curriculum isn't really there as you are expected to show up. I have not had any hassles as of yet, transferring credits should hopefully be easy

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: The workload is very challenging as there is a lot of work. I am still finishing my general ed requirements so I have some of the golden four left. My major specific classes are interesting and feel like upper division courses.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The academics offered are very competitive as this is a large campus with a lot of classes. The curriculum is challenging, the professors are good, registration process is easy, there are a lot of helpful staff, workload is consistent, school has a good transfer rate

4 College Senior

Student Body: Student body is diverse and works actively around campus

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: It's a solid junior college

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The dates for disbursement are too far apart

3 College Freshman

Facilities: There is a lot of green at the school. That makes it look modern and nice.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: They run slow, but that is what is expected.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: There are many things availabe. A gym and other things among that.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The teachers are pretty straightforward. Some do not make sense, though.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Brianna Ortega
Hometown
Oceanside, CA
Major
Psychology
Grad Year
2015
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What you put into Saddleback equals what you get out of your college experience. Although Saddleback is only a community college, it offers many opportunities to transfer to a top university or become immersed in your interest of choice. Unlike large four-year universities, Saddleback has no teaching assistants instructing classes, and classes are personal overall. This ensures that students are receiving quality education from amazing professors, many with master's or doctorate degrees. Saddleback gives quality education at a small price compared to four-year university expenses. Most teachers and counselors want students to succeed and will help them accomplish their goals. Many counselors are not as reliable as professors tend to be, as academic information you receive can vary from counselor to counselor. Meeting with a qualified counselor each semester ensures the student that he or she is on the proper academic or life path.

Are you looking for an experience similar to a large university? Look no further than Saddleback’s Student Service Center and the quad, a grassy outdoor area of campus. In the quad, you can find large chess games being played, live music, college fairs, and occasional featured films. Students find it easy to socialize in the sun-kissed California weather. Saddleback runs clubs, social events, and sports programs to join in both on and off campus. Saddleback also offers classes that are not offered at other colleges, like sailing, culinary arts, karate, Pilates, vocal classes, horticulture, and many more. For student writers, Saddleback runs its own newspaper, the Lariat, and literary magazine, the Wall. Saddleback might not have your ideal four-year college experience, but for a community college, it’s one of the most unique. Most graduates look back at Saddleback with fond memories, learning opportunities, and extra saved money.

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