D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    D-
  6. Location
    C+
Gavilan College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA 95020

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$7,279/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,516/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,056/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,244/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,526/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,933Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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After Gavilan College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Gavilan College Reviews

243 reviews
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Gavilan College is the closest community college from where I lived. It's been a great experience attending Gavilan College especially because of the student supplemental programs like MESA and Trio. These programs optimized my experience as a college student. The programs allowed separate counselors only for the program and that has been beneficial to students like me as the counselors are able to touch base with you more closely. The MESA program especially ensures that you are taking the right classes and path to the degree you want to achieve. They are very supportive and encouraging with every aspect you allow - be it academic, personal, and professional. For the prospective and current students, I highly recommend looking into these supplemental programs as they will work with you so that you may achieve success in your future. There are plenty of other programs such as EOPS, Disability Resource Center, Veterans Resource Center, and etc.
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At my short time at Gavilan College it was difficult to find an advisor that would help me achieve my goal of transferring. The professors also did not take teaching seriously and made it less rigorous because of the community college title. Most teach at a local state school and prioritize that course opposed to the one being taught at Gavilan. However, I enjoyed being able to take around 20 units and maintain a high GPA. Professors were open with meeting after class or during office hours to clarify any questions or concerns.
I am getting my general Ed done here at Gavilan college, and most students here are too. It's difficult to get into popular classes, such as Statistics, Biology, and English. These are the main core courses students need in order to complete their Ed plan, so these are usually always full. I think because professors know this, they are willing to be flexible to help us with anything. My past and current instructors really love to help their students succeed, so they do take the extra mile to show us useful websites or videos and any events we could attend outside of school. Each class is different on work load, but usually the classes with labs tend to be more critical, because you're doing extra work.