B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    A-
Golden West College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,752/ 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
    $7,859/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,790/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,029/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,099/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
31:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,394Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After Golden West College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Golden West College Reviews

405 reviews
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The school is very pretty and smells like Eucalyptus, there are little rabbits and squirrels all over. But that's the best part. Homeless people rummage through the trash bins for cans and bottles. Most buildings don't have a solid wifi signal, even for the teachers. Those same buildings also often block out mobile data signal. The school is in a constant state of repair. But the teachers are nice, but often confused with technology, at least in my experience. The student body is mixed in terms of people's effort towards their classes. Many students are lifers and they keep taking the same classes over and over, hoping they pass this next time. There is also a large number of rich kids that are just in the school to appease their parents. They drive Porsche Panameras, Porsche 911s, and the occasional Jaguar. But seeing these cars are no longer a novelty after you attend a semester at GWC. All in all, I give the school a 3/5. Better teachers would breed better students.
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As a full time 8 to 5 professional, I thought that I may run into issues finding the classes I needed. However, this was never the case. With a solid counselor and a convenient combination of evening and online courses, I was able to obtain my AA in only two and a half years. I would highly recommend Golden West College over any of the for-profit online schools we are bombarded through advertising with on a daily basis. Save your money and go the traditional route, you will not regret it!
At Golden West they offer an American Sign Language Interpreter certificate which is a two year program. They also offer internship on campus! Some of the professor s are deaf which is cool! My tutor is deaf and it pushes me to use my knowledge in ASL to communicate with her! The classes are very

difficult because you are learning a whole new language, alot of vocabulary is given each chapter. Alot of time needs to be spent practicing or you will not become a great Interpreter, which means not alot of work after graduation! The only thing is that I wish they would offer more ASL classes in the summer! Currently they only offer one ASL class. I was told it's because lack of funding!! Which makes things more difficult for you if you have to retake a class, summer becomes dead time for people who chose this field!! ASL needs to be recognized because there is a rapid growing need for ASL Interpreters!!