Academic Experience

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Academic Experience


{{ error }}
5 College Junior

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

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

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

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 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Most professors care/are good at teaching. Some aren't that great but there are many tutoring opportunities offered throughout campus and most students are willing to help each other out.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

Most students are happy with their academic experience at the City College of San Francisco. With a teaching staff that cares deeply about student success, the City College helps many students transfer to well-established four-year universities at the end of their stay, with students taking with them the knowledge and skills they acquired while attending the College. Because most class sizes are moderately small, students can get to know their instructors and fellow classmates fairly well. At City College, learning is a group experience; there is a sense of shared learning. Flexibility allows students to plan their schedules around their own lives, which also enables students to decide for themselves how much time and energy they want to invest in school. Although this means that students get more control, it does not mean that stress is completely eliminated. Most deadlines for assignments, midterms, and finals are due around the same time, and good time management and study habits are still required in order to succeed in classes. 

City College is known for its passionate instructors, and students are seldom disappointed by the level of energy that instructors bring to classes. The instructors at City College are also encouraging and supportive: nothing makes them happier than the knowledge that their students are getting into good four-year colleges and that they are making a difference out there in the community.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
  • School of Applied Science and Technology
  • School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Health and Physical Education
  • School of International Education and ESL
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Science and Mathematics
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
Most Popular Majors
  • Biological and Physical Sciences: Unknown
  • Child Care Provider: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
  • Social Science Research Methods: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: No
Teacher Certification: No
Class Sizes
Most classes are moderately small, and unlike at other larger universities, you will not find large lectures seating more than a hundred students. Most classes have up to 30 or 40 students at the most. This is largely because of the small size of the classrooms that limit the number of students each class can have.
Student/Professor Relationships
Students and instructors often form close bonds, and some students even stay in touch with instructors after leaving City College.
Testing & Grading Procedures
This can vary depending on the course, but, in general, there are two examinations: the midterm and the finals. Some instructors will choose to have more tests over the course of the semester, while others will require essays to be turned in; some professors may even arrange for group work and student presentations. The course expectations and grading policies are usually explained clearly in the first lesson.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
It depends on the class. Some classes will have writing exercises and quizzes in a typical day, while others will simply stick with class discussion. Some professors will lecture and only grade midterms and finals.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
A course, from start to finish, is typically between 16 and 18 weeks long. A course will involve a midterm and a final, but other than these tests, there can be a lot of reading, in-class essays, in-class discussions, and sometimes even group projects. However, these variables are all dependent on the class and the instructor.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
Seize opportunities and become involved
Tips to Succeed
Get to know what is expected from a class, and talk to other students who have taken some of the classes you're interested in taking. Getting to know the instructors and their teaching styles before taking a class will help you figure out which teachers might be compatible with your own learning style.
Full-Time Faculty
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 8%
Asian American: 19%
Hispanic: 10%
International: 5%
Native American: 1%
White: 54%
Unknown: 3%
Average Faculty Salary
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 131 responses

  • 27% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Will advance my career
  • 24% Learned a lot of new things
  • 11% Learned a few new things
  • 9% Will help me switch careers
  • 1% Waste of time
  • 1% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know


pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!