Allan Hancock is a public college located in Santa Maria, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,299 undergraduate students. The Allan Hancock acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biological and Physical Sciences, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 29% of students, Allan Hancock alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,800.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities797 Graduates
Biological and Physical Sciences214 Graduates
Business Administration and Management113 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)94 Graduates
Nursing Assistant83 Graduates
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology77 Graduates
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling75 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics63 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)63 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Allan Hancock College Reviews
Almost every teacher I have had at AHC has been absolutely amazing. They serve a quality education and create a positive atmosphere. There are a few things that could use improvement however. One of those things being the counseling department. I have had multiple meetings with all sorts of counselors and they are just horrible at their jobs. Students have to take matters into their own hands and use DegreeWorks to try and make their own educational plan. Also, the food is quite horrible tasting and is very expensive! College students like myself are usually broke and the prices are absurd! Some of the buildings on campus could also use some major improvements as they are outdated and unkempt.
I went to Allan Hancock College while in my Senior year of High School. I went for a few years, then stopped. 15 years later, I am now returning. SO much has changed. Technology has helped. They are more present and accessible online, their campus (which I grew up next to, and played in when I was little), has grown from little dirt patches, to 2-story, beautiful buildings. I, literally, have watched this campus grow. I have yet to see how instruction is, since I have not had classes yet, but in the past, it was excellent!
My experience here has been great and I'd definitely recommend anyone attend here. However, the store and bookstore should open at an earlier time than 8 AM. Classes begin at 7:300AM and students often need to print or go buy scantrons but cannot. During finals some classes demand them be in their seats before class starts and opening at 8 AM, thirty minutes afterward can be an issue. Besides that, the professors are the best! Very welcoming and friendly!