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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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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 4,160 undergraduate students. The Cabrillo acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Business. Graduating 29% of students, Cabrillo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
About Cabrillo College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
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Cabrillo College Rankings

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Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$10,157/ 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
$4,534/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,160Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,676
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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  • Diverse
    86%
  • Stressed
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
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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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.
Great school, great teachers! Was able to get a student job at the library, staff is great and welcoming with flexible scheduling around classes. Most teachers (that I have had) are incredibly helpful. Only thing I am not fond of is that most teachers count attendance towards overall grade. As well as the lack of higher courses available for languages such as French.