Pasadena City College

1,303 reviews
  1. Pasadena, CA
  2. 2 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    A-
Pasadena City College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$6,652/ 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
    $1,002/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,912/ year
  • $49-75k
    $3,447/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,403/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.184 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.169 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.166 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,401Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After Pasadena City College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Reviews

1,303 reviews
  • Excellent
    184
  • Very Good
    513
  • Average
    513
  • Poor
    69
  • Terrible
    24
Professors are remarkably involved and personable. In the cases where a subject is not thoroughly explained, the teachers are very adaptable and helpful to students who voice their questions. Naturally there are a few bad seeds out there who are not willing to make information accessible and cheap out in general, but that is fairly rare in the scheme of things.
Curriculum and workload definitely vary but are overall manageable and accessible. Professors definitely encourage you to challenge yourself.
Though I'm not currently a part of this program, Math Path seems like a really great opportunity that promotes critical thinking, understanding and productivity.
As with any community college, class registration is always a process. Crash it!
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 10 2013
Great Value but Unreliable Financial Counseling – I started at PCC last Spring and have just begun my 5th semester. I have worked very hard, accumulating 52 credits, am currently on the Dean's List with a GPA of 4.0 but my overall GPA is 3.70. At the end of this fall semester I will obtain the Library Technology Certificate. I am simultaneously working toward the Business Information Technology and Digitization Certifications but will not be finished with those until next spring. Due to inaccurate information given by more than one financial aid counselor, I have recently learned that I will not receive any financial aid after this semester! Part of my aid is work study, I have taken more classes to quicken the process with the encouragement of the financial aid and educational counselors only to learn that I have exceeded allotted units! What's wrong with this picture? Who's listening?
  • College Senior
  • Aug 28 2012
The flexibility of classes at Pasadena City College is great! They offer so many different times to work around our busy schedules. They also offer classes at other campus' in the area, so that transportation time can be cut in half for students. The only hassle I had was trying to drop a field studies class that hadn't started yet with a refund. It was a 4 day field trip that was scheduled to be in mid-April, and when I tried to drop it in March, they wouldn't let me because I was supposed to drop it by the regular class drop deadline date which was in January.
  • College Senior
  • 7 months ago