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Reviews 619 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Senior

Online Courses: I never really took full on online-classes, but a lot of my classes have online portions. They were very easy to follow along. If you had any tech trouble you could easily tell the professor. The computers in the library were awesome. Overall, great experience.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I never got my associates, maybe I should've, but I was really focused on transferring. They made it extremely easy to transfer, they will walk you through every step of the process.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: A lot of class times are offered at MiraCosta, usually you could find a class. Each semester they expand more and more, even offer weekend classes. If you register on time, you will find one easy.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Favorite experiences, definitely the luck I had with friends, and awesome professors that got me into volunteering/ working/ staying motivated. I had professors that even taught at SDSU, USD, UCSD, they were not slacking at all, they prepare you and it's so amazing. MiraCosta knows you want to transfer, go in to the counselors, they even have this sheet already outlined, because they have agreements with all CSU's and UC's they will hook you up, to a (not that fast) but pretty easy transfer.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Class size is awesome, it's like a high school styled class, never bigger, sometimes smaller. The harder the teacher, the more likely you will get like 15 students at the end of the course. Usually start a class with 35 kids, drops to 25 ish.

3 College Senior

Student Body: I've had very good experiences and bad. After two years I am glad to get out. When my friends went to four year colleges and were making friends, at MiraCosta I thought I would have the same experience, but I was wrong. People really shuffle to and from class fast, they keep their head down, and really don't want to stay on campus. But I was lucky, and sat next to some of my best friends second semester of my first year. In Costa you will take a class, make friends with the people around you, maybe study together if its a difficult subject, but in the end you will usually part ways after the final. I've also seen the most hard-working "I need to be a Doctor, get straight A's" oriented people, but also A LOT of drop outs, "I'll wait another year" kind of kids. DON'T LET THEM GET YOU DOWN. Keep moving forward, don't drop out, but transfer out to bigger places!

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Okay the financial aid process the first year I went to MiraCosta was a breeze, no problem, they paid for my $500 semester, it was crazy. Then the second year they paid for both semesters (around $1,200) but then they made me fill out extra papers in a process called verification. They flagged something that didn't perfectly match I guess, that day I got an email (nearing the end of the semester mind you) that it had all been retracted and all the money was due now, because they put all my transfer transcripts on hold, which freaked me out. It was ridiculous they expected me to pay that much out of the blue. However after meeting personally with the head director of the financial aid program with my mom, and having him explain why they hand all the money out first then check is that they are trusting and they want to help. Although I didn't have the most awesome experience they are really down to earth, and they are trying to help.

5 College Senior

Career Services: I have never really used the career center, but from what I hear its helpful. All I know was that the transfer center was a life saver, and they answered all my stressful questions easily.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I'm a Zoology major, so I knew I was going to transfer to a UC in two years or less. I had some difficulty at first with the counselors telling me the wrong information, but after i got on track it was super simple to keep up, and follow all the directions they gave me to completely ensure me a spot at a four year.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The professor are either a hit or miss. LOOK AT RATE MY PROFESSOR.COM. Not joking, this will determine your grade usually. If you have a professor who has an F grade, you will quickly notice why. But by looking up the professors beforehand, I have met some truly great ones. They also become your support, and the nice ones make you feel like you are learning so much more then just some required college class.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Most resources at Costa are awesome. The library in San Elijo is very small but very nice, and the Oceanside one is much larger. The tutoring center at both campuses are outstanding, they are such a help. The student center is awesome, as well as the cafeteria staff. The financial aid office was a headache for a few months, because they messed up some of my stuff. But overall the resources are awesome.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Registration as i've explained before is frustrating because i can't get all the classes i wanted making it harder for me to transfer within the two years I've been planning on achieving, but the priority aspect to enroll in the course is just very conflicting with that goal.

College Junior

Overall Experience: If I was reviewing this school compared to every other college in California, well i would not go to it, but compared to every other college in it's division (community colleges), it's a great college. The reason i would not come to this school if i could go back in time is because I'm the type who needs peer-to-peer interaction in every class to motivate me to go to class and like the class and there isn't as much at this college because it's a commuter school where people go to get their work done, not chit-chat away, but i've found a few classes that have that atmosphere and I'd like to go to college that has that rather than this one.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most of the professors i've been able to encounter within the two semesters i've been through so far have all been pretty good instructors with the exception of a couple, but overall the course work is great because the professors are passionate and do not see you as lesser than they, so it encourages you to reach success.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Again as i've said before, i honestly do not think community colleges are there to prepare you for a career, they are there to support you into transferring into a school that will get you a degree that will get you a career. But for a community college they do have great career counselors.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: I've only taken one course, so i don't think i have the jurisdiction of judging every online course offered at Mira Costa, but from my experience with this one class, I'd say it's an average experience. The workload is manageable for someone who can manage there time well on their own since taking online courses is more about independence than most things, the professor to student relationship is not there, but the professor tries, and the peer to peer interaction is not there as it would not be in person, so i expected that.

3 College Junior

Student Body: If there was one person I could describe to represent my student body it would be that one person in your class that sometimes forgets there was homework, skips a few classes in the month, passes with a B- in the class, but loves to help out and has a good heart overall. Yes the students here are not very academically gifted, but they are very accepting, very diverse in all aspects of the word, and accept others who are "different".

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4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I honestly am not aware of what the tuition at my school is like because i have the income level that allows me to have my tuition waved, so my financial aid really helps me in that sense. The office itself where you get information and turn in applications for your financial aid has a woman that leads the entire office and is not very approachable, so it can be uncomfortable to deal with. The only tip there is to get your financial aid is to submit your FAFSA before the priority deadline.

2 College Junior

Career Services: I do not recommend graduating from a community college that only offers associates degrees in almost every field of study. In this westernized country, there is no way you will get a well-paying job based on your degree you achieved from a community college, so I do not think anyone should settle for graduating from a community college. But for a community college, they have great career counselors and a great atmosphere to figure out your path in life.

College Junior

Academic Experience: Since i haven't been able to delve into my studies very much yet because I am still in the proccess of finishing my general education courses, I can't rate how the courses have been like in my field.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The professors are my favorite part of the school because they know the workload you need for success; not too much not too little. The registration process is a little frustrating because i do not believe they put enough priority on students who are planning o transferring out of the school and need specific classes to transfer on time, so when it comes to the registering process, I can get a little frustrated because i dont get the classes i need to go to the school i want in time.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: I think the resources on campus are more than enough to ensure success for a student that is willing to work for it like i am. The library, student center, the places where you go to get help from the school are very well equipped in doing so. The aesthetic of the campus is what i expect from a small community college; it isn't large and fancy, it's smaller and simple which i don't mind especially since it's always so clean. Only a few of the staff members have dimmed my perspective towards the school, but overall it's a fine establishment with engaging camps activities.

3 College Student

Campus Resources: I have attended MiraCosta College for two years now. For a community college it has a decent library and a student center, however, it does lack campus activities and has a small athletic center that can only be used by students enrolled in physical education courses.

College Freshman

Career Services: Haven't had much experience with it.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: There is a wide variety of classes and times but there are some classes that are only offered at a certain time and cannot be worked around. For example my math class is only offered from 9-11am and no other times

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