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.