The Desert is a public college located in Palm Desert, California in the Palm Springs Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,042 undergraduate students. The Desert acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Management, and Psychology. Graduating 29% of students, The Desert alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.98 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities217 Graduates
Business Administration and Management125 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science85 Graduates
Biological and Physical Sciences45 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics37 Graduates
Child Care Provider26 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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College of the Desert Reviews
For the most part, everyone on campus is really friendly. I would love if there was more student involvement at College of the Desert, seems like vast majority of students show up for class and leave when class is over unless there's a break between their classes. I've had such a great experience with staff, especially with the DSPS staff. They are all extremely helpful! However, at College of the Desert it is hard to enroll in classes, hopefully the school hires more professors to help new coming students enroll in the classes they need.
My experience has been great at College of the Desert. There's a lot great services and opportunities provided, the student life is noticeable around campus a lot of clubs are available for student, as well as tutoring resources that what I like best about the campus. Everything is mostly readily accessible in terms of help. For college of the desert opportunity to grow is important and they have shown that throughout campus and student life, a definite way to improve would be creating more clubs of even more different activities for more campus growth and student life to increase campus productivity.
Professors are awsome! Very helpful people. I spended two years there and never had a problem looking for help. You will always have alot of support with counselors and proffesors. The mist I liked from college of the Desert is how close to my home it is and the small campuses they offer for urban students like me!. I would return and recomend this college for all their support they once gave me.