Cogswell Polytechnical College

89 reviews
  1. San Jose, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Cogswell Polytechnical College is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
191 Baypointe Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$22,087/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,321/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,373/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,321/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,454/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,923/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.11 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
483Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Cogswell Polytechnical College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

89 reviews
  • Excellent
    17
  • Very Good
    18
  • Average
    42
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    8
Most of the professors are nice and teach their subject well. I currently have a math teacher who doesn't really teach his course well. In the beginning of the semester, we had about seventeen students. Now, it has been reduced to eight. I really like the class sizes though, you can keep in touch with your teachers about your homework questions or any other questions regarding the course. The curriculum is well...planned? I already have the list of classes I will need to graduate, so I just need to pass them and move on the next course. The registration process was simple (well, I just handed my work, essay, etc over to the admissions advisor, he was really nice). The workload isn't that bad, unless you don't study every other day, then the workload will seem a lot. After last week....I'll never procrastinate again!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 31 2013
So far, I've loved this school! Everyone is really friendly and since the class sizes are small, usually between 10 to 15 students, the teachers can really help you after class or even through e-mail. There's a lot of clubs ranging from a simple Anime Club to a serious Game Development Club.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 23 2015
I lived in student housing( which were just apartments that the school was renting to students) for the first semester. The price for housing was a big high if you are a student; when I was there it was about $700 a month in a two bedroom apartment sharing it with 3 other students. You have to share a room with another student and the kitchen, living room areas are also shared with the other students. Whether you like living in student housing will really depend on your roommates; I heard stories of students stuck with people whom they didn't really get along with. Overall, it was ok, but I left the housing option because you can find cheaper options by just renting a room around the area. One thing I didn't like when I left was that they only refunded about $100 dollars of my deposit( which was $500) even though I left everything the exact same way it was when I arrived there. I also lived with very in-mature students who would only play video games all the time.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Feb 28 2015