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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    A-
Cabrillo is a public college located in Aptos, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,002 undergraduate students. The Cabrillo acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Business. Graduating 34% of students, Cabrillo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.

Cabrillo College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,508/ 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
$5,070/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
66%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,002Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,319
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
77%
National
83%

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Cabrillo College Reviews

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Cannot recommend Cabrillo highly enough! Class sizes are tiny, usually 20-40 students, and campus is easily walkable from one end to the next in about 20 minutes. For the most part professors are kind, enthusiastic, passionate, supportive, and invested in student success. Cabrillo is a great place for adult learners and people interested in science, engineering, tech, and math. The STEM center has free drop in tutoring for everything from algebra to organic chemistry. Sometimes there is free food there too! So many resources to help students succeed and transfer onto a 4 year university. You'll save so much money by starting at a community college first!
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The Music Facilities at Cabrillo are wonderful! Between the supportive professors, the practice rooms, the lab resources, and the professors, Cabrillo helps Music Majors from all reaches of life pursue their passion in the arts.
Cabrillo college has a huge diversity of students: parents, elderly, young, and different races. It is a 4 minute drive from the beach so you can leave and take a breather. The professors are so understanding of any situations that might be going on in your life. Also, the student employment is great. They pay higher than minimum wage. There is a Watsonville campus that is smaller than the main campus in Aptos. The Watsonville campus mainly focuses on the general lower math and english classes. But, there is something connected with it that is named the digital nest. They are a company that works with young adults. Also, the Cabrillo library has two floors. On the second floor, you will find a place called the hub. The hub offers free tutoring to students for almost every subject. Overall, everyone at Cabrillo is very friendly. Random people will smile at you and say hey! I would highly recommend anyone to come here.