Allan Hancock College Reviews
Overall, I had a good experience with Allan Hancock College. It is a little difficult to navigate the Santa Maria campus if you are in a rush, and the parking permit machines only take cash which would have been good to know ahead of time. All of the professors are nice and very welcoming. The students are very nice as well.
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!
Overall, I love attending Hancock and I have never had any real problems with the teachers or safety. It gives very clear directions to new students who have never applied to a community college, and it offers a lot to those like me who may need help with paying for college.
I like how small a lot of the class sizes were. Makes the connection between the professor and student strong.
Allan Hancock college was able to teach me more in two years than high school taught me in four. It encouraged me to meet new people and join activities I did not think I would continue from high school. I was also able to get my first A in math since junior high, thanks to the amazing teachers at this college. Most of the professors are willing to use their own time to listen to their students and learn how to help them. They make their office hours clear and will notify if they are running late. The counselors also make you feel hopeful that you will accomplish your desires no matter the goal.
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!
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'm transferring this year and i couldn't have done it without this college's help. On campus, this place a lot of support for students. Ranging from tutoring to scholarships, this little campus is a hidden gem in California. Yeah, the campus looks outdated but don't be fooled. Pay a visit to the campus and see for yourself what the school has to offer.
Allan Hancock is a wonderful community college. The campus food is a bit overpriced but it's clear the teachers really care about their students. I am a student in the technical theatre program and this has been truly a joy to be a part of. Although the hours are long, the amount of professional theatrical experience I am getting at PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre is unparalleled to other programs in the states.
Hancock is great. There are some great teachers and coaches here that will really help you out and make sure you are doing the best you possibly can. The environment is very friendly. I highly recommend this school for academics and even athletic. START HERE. GO ANYWHERE.
When I arrived at Allan Hancock College it was after not being in a class room for almost 15 years. My counselor immediately made me feel at home, and I have since excelled. The motto is start here go anywhere, and I believe that accurately reflects the mindset of students and faculty. The teachers are wonderful, the campus is beautiful, and the education is phenomenal.
Allan Hancock College is a very good community college in my local area. The vast majority of the teachers I have had have been wonderful and are obviously passionate about what they do. I am currently a student at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre - PCPA, part of Allan Hancock College and my experience in this program has been truly wonderful. One thing that I hope changes is the state of the counselors at Allan Hancock College. I have been misinformed about various things including what classes are transferable or not on more that one occasion which has actually prevented me from transferring to University on the original timeline I had planned. I was offered admission at a school only to no longer have it as a result of a required class that was not transferrable from my current school. However, the campus is beautiful and the theatre that I am currently a student at is wonderful.
Allan Hancock is a great school to be used as a transfer option for those who did not get accepted straight out of high school or could not afford a university. The staff is eager to teach and accessible to their students throughout the semester. The atmosphere is friendly around campus and there is always students hanging around the patio and cafeteria. very clean and easily accessible campus.
Allan Hancock College is a great community college. the student diversity is excellent, the campus makes a student feel safe and the professors take their time to get to know their students and push them to be the best that they are.
I'm currently enrolled at Allan Hancock College as an English major for transfer in pursuit of my PhD as well as a private tutor/peer facilitator for the English department. Every single professor I have encountered has been extremely well qualified and skilled, the campus population is incredibly diverse and the programs offered here are endless.
I like how a lot of the teachers are willing to help you, and it is close to my home. The EMT program was great, and prepared me very well for the NREMT test after the class.
My experience at Allan Hancock College started off very uncomfortable. For the reason being, I moved after high school to Waco, Texas to go to a community college with hopes to getting into Baylor University. I only lived in Waco for six months before I moved back home to Arroyo Grande. I registered for classes at Hancock College and had to be in class the same day. My first semester went very well and I made Dean's list. The second semester, I was unexpectedly asked to join the Athletic Training internship. My overall experience at Allan Hancock College has been wonderful and I recommend this two-year college to anyone who is interested in furthering their education after high school. I would not change anything about the college.
new buildings, great teachers, lots of programs, beautiful campus, convenient travel, excellent transfer options
My experience at Allan Hancock College is very positive. Everyone helps one another on campus. For example, there is always something happening on campus. Most often it is teachers and volunteers coming from different colleges or jobs to help aid the students in a field of their choice. This really shows how the college and staff truly care for the well being of the students that attend Allan Hancock College. Overall, I believe Allan Hancock College should spend more one on one opportunities like this to help direct students in the right direction of furthering their education to be successful.
I really like the campus life. Everyday isn't the same and we are a diverse crowd. Classes are pretty fun to go to. The prices for many of the things there are a bit too high so that one thing that should change.