East Los Angeles is a public college located in Monterey Park, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,009 undergraduate students. The East Los Angeles acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Police and Criminal Science, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 33% of students, East Los Angeles alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.127 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses
Most Popular Majors
Police and Criminal Science1,325 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,091 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods765 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping346 Graduates
Fire Protection and Prevention218 Graduates
Natural Sciences199 Graduates
Child Care Provider191 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies189 Graduates
Homeland Security and Disaster Management105 Graduates
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East Los Angeles College Reviews
Just surfing the internet to recommend a community college for a friend working at Panera's in Glendale, Ca. I came across ELAC and recalled my own experiences when I attended there several to many years ago. I can only image how much more the college has improved for students today. After I finished the 2 yr program I went on to further my studies at UCLA, it was a difficult transition but manageable & I graduated. I think had it not been for the professors, counselors & administrators, my eyes would not have been opened wide enough to see the future before me. ELAC was a good place to start!
My experience in East Los Angeles College has been one of the most greatest experiences! I love how the professors very caring, and I love the food. The programs that they have are very helpful. For example “La College promise” is a great program that helps and really cares about their students. They give to students book grands, and the coaches are always trying to help you when ever their students need them. Also, Eops” is another program that helps a lot when it comes to pay for our books and giving counselors to keep track of our progress. Overall, being in this college has been an amazing experience that i can happily help whoever if they need my help.
Upon realizing I was going to attend East Los Angeles College, I wasn't exactly thrilled as I had always heard negative opinions of the campus. Attending ELAC has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I've been lucky enough to have been taught by passionate professors that truly enjoy their job so much so that my stat's professor taught me the importance of math. In the same way, i've made great friends here too. 10/10, would recommend!