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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    C+
American River is a public college located in North Highlands, California in the Sacramento Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,073 undergraduate students. The American River acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Police and Criminal Science, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 31% of students, American River alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,200.
About American River College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$7,329/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,674/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.149 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.149 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,073Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
25,785
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
74%
National
83%

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I choose to go to American River College due to the ratings of the professors. I always check ratemyprofessor.com to determine whether I want to take a class or not. American River College has by far the most outstanding ratings. Although, the school is 45 minutes away from me, I don’t mind the drive if I’m getting my moneys worth of education getting taught by great teachers. I do wish the local area could have some improvements because sometimes I don’t feel safe walking in the parking lot, so maybe more security would be great. Overall, it is a great school and I love taking classes here! Nice campus also!
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My first visit to the college was a very positive experience. The semester hadn't started yet and I was finding the locations for each of my classes. I had several professors ask if I needed help finding classes or buildings. Some professors even offered advice. I am currently focusing my studies on business and I find my business professors to be incredibly knowledgeable, understanding, and helpful. I have had a better experience here than I have at any other school I have attended. The school has a goal to update all buildings. The community on campus is easy going and diverse. There are a lot of parking spots because they recently built a 5 level parking garage!
I love it! It’s a large campus with a wide variety of demographics, class types & degree programs! The one thing I would change about it, the counselor to student ratio seems to be way off. If you’re a walk-in appointment, the wait is forever. If you schedule an appointment, you have to call at 7am and hope you can get an appointment scheduled for a week out. Hiring a few more counselors might not fix the problem, but it might help alleviate some of the issue.