El Camino College
- 2 Year
- Torrance, CA
El Camino College Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 1,452 reviews
Overall this school has been good, it has its bright spots where the professors are really engaging and trying to push the students to do better, but the campus can be a little scary at night especially for girls who take night classes. I think if the campus was able to put more security around the campus for students' safety it would help ease everyone's minds. Overall though the school was great and has many different programs and opportunities for everyone to be involved in something.
Online learning has been a challenge at El Camino, many professors right as the pandemic hit, did not know what they were doing or even how to shift their in-person classes to being online. After a few weeks, professors started to understand what they were doing and by now since we've all been online for over a year now they can do it easily. So with time, it got a lot better but many professors just expect you do the work when it's due and it requires a lot of self-motivation.
I love El Camino College because I get to have lots of resources and support for my major. Lots of programs, activities, clubs, and many more!
My online experience for college is fine and very safe. I just wish I could go to college and do my major, meet new friends, and do some activities. My major is child development and I'm currently taking one class for child development. I was gonna take 3 classes but I dropped all of them because I am unable to receive financial aid. So far, the class that I'm taking right now is easy but lots of work to do. My teacher communicates me and all the other students through email and Canvas Student. We also receive assignments and grade through Canvas Student. The online learning experience is very useful and innovated but I wish colleges can open up again so I can have the normal college life experience.
El Camino is my first school, and the experience here is mostly happy. I met lots of people here and made a few friends. People that I met are very cool and friendly. Most of the professors I know are kind and caring about students. They are always here to help if you ask. The buildings here are new and there are new building is under constructing. You can find lots of resources here. And the computer room is my best place to do my assignment while waiting for another class. There are different kinds of clubs that are worthy to join in.
With the pandemic causing many students to switch to online, El Camino has been great throughout this whole switch. Majority of the professors have been so understanding and either allow a pass/no pass for their class, extend deadlines, or sometimes even drop an assignment or two since they know we are struggling. The campus has been really helpful and have offered laptops, free food on certain days to those in need, and put up an emergency grant for students who need the extra help.
El Camino has been a great school and I have grown so much through my time here. The professors are really nice and want to help their student's succeed. If you're a first year I recommend joining the first year experience program. They helped me so much through my 3 years there and it's a great program to be a part of. As a student who has a mental disability, the professors are also really great and accommodating to my your needs. You save so much money from attending here than any other 4 year straight out of high school and I highly recommend attending. They have great programs that can help you transfer to top colleges since they partner with some UC and Cal State schools.
everyone is trying their best and trying to get a grip on things collectively, lots of team work between professors and students.
Excellent staff, experts and lovers of their craft, fantastic professors, great learning environment and beautiful campus.
The professors are very friendly and eager to help. They encourage students to be active on campus and participate in academic activities. The administration makes new students feel very welcome. The honors transfer program is a great community of people for those who are highly motivated.
When classes suddenly transferred from in person to online, there was a bit of a challenge to adapt my workspace and time management. My professors made the transfer feel a lot less burdensome by being flexible with assignments and not overwhelming their students with unreasonable amounts of work. Not every professor was as well informed about technology as another might be, but despite not being tech savvy they tried their best to adapt. For such a sudden turn of events, I believe that the professors truly tried to keep school accessible and fun. The school is very on top of sending out announcements and reminding you of deadlines. Even if zoom meetings are not the same as in class lectures/critiques, it certainly helps give a sense of community and schedule. Zoom is not for everyone, but that’s okay because El Camino also gives a lot of asynchronous class options too! After taking 10 classes online, I can say with confidence that online learning is possible.
The reason I enjoy El Camino College is because it is a wonderful school. This school has provided me with all the classes, student resources, and knowledge that I found necessary. The professors I had were all very kind and willing to help their students. Being a part of their First Year Experience program also allowed me a much more enjoyable experience at school.
I was of course nervous about my first year in college being online just because I thought it would be harder. For me, I like my teacher being there to help me in person, I can just understand better. But my first year in college went smoothly, I didn't have any problems. If I needed help with assignments or homework I would email my professor and they'll reply back immediately. I was able to get grades B and higher which was a big accomplishment for me. I wouldn't have a problem doing more online classes.
The online learning experience is average I wish there were more classes available to take in person rather than online.
I like being part of the business program at El Camino College because of the knowledgeable professors and staff that keep the program alive and well. The professors are reliable, well educated on finances and the current economy. I recommend being part of the program and using these resources at El Camino College especially from the business sector to advance your skills and career.
I am a dual enrollment student. Pretty decent and has lots of different courses. The online courses are very accessible and I enjoy taking their courses.
It really depends on the course and professor. Some have very well developed courses while others don't. I've had positive experiences so far.