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Reviews 768 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The classes are vey much diverse..

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: It's not great but you just have to do everything on your own even counselors will tell you what you need to graduate. Some counselors will give you classes you do not need then on the other hand you just basically have to do a lot of research to get out the school faster.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: The online courses are hard but its not that hard until you get use to them and just making sure you do the homework ahead of time it will make your life easier.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Is a very good school

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: I've learned to put more effort in my craft tremendously.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I broke my writing hand one semester, and a couple of my teachers refused to give me enough time to cope, so I ended up dropping out. Additionally, it seems some classes are almost never offered at night, which makes it difficult to be a day student.

That said, most professors are willing to work with you, but some of them are hard asses. :)

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors can be hit or miss, so make sure to read reviews first or ask other students, if possible. It is possible to get through some major courses while skirting a lot of responsibility (not recommended), but there are plenty of professors which are very rigorous and prepare you well for a four year institution!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: City College will accept pretty much anyone as a student and has amazing opportunities for advancing yourself. Whether you are looking for a skillset which can be had in ~2 years or to transfer to a 4 year university, you will get mostly quality here.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Unfortunately for Engineering students, you should take care that your classes will actually transfer using For the schools I am interested in attending, very few of the courses would transfer, so I did not take them. All of the pre-requisites do, though!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love City College for its diversity and the large number of courses that are offered compared to similar community colleges.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: With the program I am in I get first priority in classes so it is very easy to get a good schedule

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some teachers are lenient. If you show that you are a dedicated student they'll cut you some slack, some are just fast paced in my opinion. They teach you one thing, and you have to figure it out on your own. They don't necessarily always explain everything in detail

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think there are certain programs in this school that make it easier to get the desirable career that they want. Personally I am just trying to get my general education out the way so I can focus on transferring to a four year university to finish my classes that are involved with my major

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The program I am in focuses on health and impact on society. It really goes hand in hand with my major, I take specific classes needed for my major and the information learned is tied in with it

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Different variety of subjects and programs. Its a really big college as far as campuses and people but once in a program it easier to navigate and meet people

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: CCSF provides a ton of classes in every subject so you find it very easy to find a class to fit your schedule.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Very basic online classes, have taken both hybrid courses and purely online courses and all I could say is that they are not as great as being in a lecture setting, but it does help if you are a student who works through the school week.

5 College Sophomore

Career Services: They really want students to transfer and earn more than an AA degree, provide you with a bunch of counseling to create a proper guide plan.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All my courses have been great! I have had really great professors who really care about the student and what they do.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a community college, the most you can receive here is an AA degree. For many careers that is not enough to get by, but for some careers such as construction or being an electrician, it is the only thing you need. I am here to complete my GE courses and transfer to a four year university.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Being a history major in a community college is somewhat difficult, I only take introductory classes that don't really broaden my knowledge past knowing a few facts. Most of my history classes do not require writing or research papers which in my opinion is one of the most important skills of a historian

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very good experience, since it is a community college you meet people from all types of backgrounds and ages.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: MOST classes have multiple sections, though for some, I had to wait for the following year to take a class because they may have only been offered every other semester so if I missed a class that was only offered in the spring, I had to wait for the following spring to take it, or find a different class I may not be as interested in to replace the other.

3 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: I have not gone to a counselor for career services/transfers, etc. since I started here in 2013 but from what I have heard, it is hit or miss.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I would come back to CCSF even after transferring. There are many classes to choose from that I've been interested in but have not found the time to take and I would come back to take those classes. I love the environment and the area the Ocean campus is located.


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As a community college, City College of San Francisco offers a wide variety of courses, ranging from academically-focused classes to more hands-on, vocational classes. Because of the variety of courses offered, City College has a very eclectic student body. It is not rare to find fresh high school graduates sitting in the same class as retirees. But the difference is not simply one of age; there are also students that come from many countries from around the world. 

For many, City College is a place of transition, which gives the school a certain energy. Like most higher learning institutions, what you want and how much you want to get out of your stay at City College depends entirely on your input. What City College offers is a broad and affordable education. The instructors are passionate about their subjects and care deeply about the success and development of their students. Classes are smaller at City College than at larger, more established universities, meaning that students get to know each other on a more personal basis, as do instructors and students. Many City College students transfer to well-established, four-year universities, and many others go on to do greater things for themselves and their communities.

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