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Reviews 474 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I think its alot of money for the school. So far its been okay as far as the academic experience

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: There are alot of things that a person gots to get use to going to this school. There needs to be more clear of the explanation of assignments and expectations.

5 College Student

Academic Flexibility: I have a son so managing my time around him and going to school was easier than expected at Cabrillo

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The experience with they teachers that ice come to know since my time has been awesome they are very help and teach in a way I can learn from

4 College Student

Academic Experience: Currently doing my prerequisites for the program but so far live everything am learning about

5 College Student

Overall Experience: For being a first year student I loved it am so happy with all the resources that Cabrillo has to offer couldn't be happier with this collage

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: You are just a number.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: They are reasonable with scheduling.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: They are easier to manage.

3 College Junior

Career Services: There are not very many services provided.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They are limited - not diverse in topics.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are hardly any realistic opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My teachers are wonderful and the classes are great. The professors truly want you to understand their lectures and the material and are more than willing to help you out. This college is great. Coming in as a freshman I was scared of college but it's great. It's not too difficult, all you need to do is your homework and study for the tests and you'll be okay. They have great events and such also that include students all around campus. The diaper drive was a fun time, I received free raspberries and took a picture with props and a frame to support all the mothers on campus. I would choose this school over and over again. I don't think I was ready for a UC environment, I feel they lay on more pressure so this was the perfect choice for me and I love it. Cabrillo College is a truly wonderful and encouraging learning place!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Cabrillo College has been a perfect gateway to introducing me into the college world. It has student health fairs and job fairs every year so ensure that their students are gaining the opportunities they need to be successful. Cabrillo has a great library and learning centers where students can come and receive tutoring on any subject. Although, they have such great programs such as these I feel that the counselors at Cabrillo are not the best. Im not sure if when I have gone it was an off day but it seems to me that when I would leave the counselors office I was more confused than I was going in. Information has been told to inaccurately or they give me the run around. This is the only criticism I have and although these men are women are very kind and are trying their best, I feel that the counseling could be better when it comes to gaining information about transferring.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Cabrillo college is a great place to start, and all the staff members expect you to transfer to a bigger and better four year, but it's not a place to stay for years on end. It should be looked at as a get in, get out community college. The other perk is its location - very close to the beach and mountains.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I'm currently a high school sophmore, so I feel young to be in college! Cabrillo is a great community school. When I graduate high school, I would like to finish my GE's at Cabrillo and transfer to either UCSC or San Jose State University.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The requirements to enroll in this college are many such as doing an on-line orientation, taking assessment tests, meeting with a counselor and completing a career plan. However, it's all worth it because it helps prepare you to succeed. I felt it familiarized me with my courses, the campus, and resources at the college.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This college has a great campus with a ton of excellent teachers and a good transfer program.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a beautiful campus and the professors are all amazing

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I came to Cabrillo College with a set goal in mind. I wanted to transfer out in two years, and planned to go to a 4-year to pursue my passion in film production and screenwriting. So far, most of my professors have been very accommodating (regular classes too, not just honors). They are very excited to share their knowledge with their students and provide office hours and are usually easy to contact by e-mail. As long as you are motivated, professors will help you succeed. With that in mind, this school like any other is what you make of it. I personally was sad to not be able to afford a university, but by my second semester I had a community of friends to support me. The counselors update transfer information daily and highly encourage students to have an academic plan. There are also plenty of clubs to join, which is impressive considering the small size of the school. Parking is also very manageable. Overall, if you come with a purpose, whether that be to transfer or not, this school provides plenty of opportunity for those willing to work for it. This option also saves you thousands upon thousands of dollars-so if that is important to you please consider it.

Important details to consider: If you are a STEM major (math or science-based), then it is very likely you will be here three years until you receive your degree and/or transfer. Also, if you are looking for housing it can be scarce. I have heard from a few of my friends they had a very hard time finding housing. But, if you keep searching I am sure you will eventually find something. A lot of people share rooms and apartments together.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love that the school is so close to my house and the beach, but other than that my experience hasn't been the best. Advisors aren't really helpful when it comes to planning classes, I had to figure it out on my own which isn't too hard if you enjoy planning. Definitely use RateMyProfessor to avoid getting stuck with bad instructors. Although there are some great ones though that help you and want you to pass, there will be a lot that don't care and aren't much help. This is college and it's your responsibility to get your work done and not skip classes. It's not my first choice for a school but I've been told that it gets a lot better afterwards.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I can't describe how great this community college is.

I feel at times that I'm getting a better education than some of my friends who opted to start out at a 4 year.

The teachers here are so qualified, my last community college can't compare.

It's not easy to meet people really, you might be able to in classes.

You can tell that the student body is pretty well educated just by passing by conversations and overhearing people talking about their classes and how much they enjoy their classes instead of most schools...

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I decided to go to Cabrillo College because I planned to transfer to UCSC after finishing all my general education requirement. In the process, I hoped I would find a major that stood out to me that I could pursue. Cabrillo is an excellent community college if you are on the same page as I am.

It seemed like each semester I would have at least one class that was incredibly interesting AND was taught by a great teacher. I can't stress how awesome is for making sure you end up with teachers who love what they do! I've only had good experiences with the professors at Cabrillo. The class sizes are small and personal and professor and student will be on first name basis with each other almost always.

Don't go to Cabrillo if you are looking to party all the time and meet a bunch of new friends though! It is HARD to meet people at Cabrillo unless you really put yourself out there. Everyone is friendly and considerate, but people are on their own schedules. There is no on campus living so people are either heading to class or leaving. That is really my only beef with Cabrillo.

Santa Cruz is an expensive place to live and go to school. Finding a job here can be hard as well. I'm so grateful for FAFSA and the Pell Grant for helping me get through school. They are life savers.

I would absolutely go to Cabrillo again if I had to do it all over again.

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4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I've been able to transfer credits from UCSC, another community college and every school I've spoken to about transferring is excited about a transfer from Cabrillo

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love this community college. It has really grown on me: yes it has taken so much longer but without the hefty fees of a 4 year, I'm taking classes from Ecology to Philosophy without money worries. My professors have all worked in their fields extensively and are true experts.


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