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Overall Niche Grade
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Golden West is a public college located in Huntington Beach, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,636 undergraduate students. The Golden West acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 38% of students, Golden West alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,400.
About Golden West College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,010/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,949/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
58%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,636Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,974
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Golden West College Reviews

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Golden West tried to make everything as easy as they could for me. They have an abundance of resources and lots of great professors! I’ve taken classes both on campus and online and have had success in my academic career thus far. I know lots of people who have gone to other jc’s and have gotten bad professors or end up in classes with tons of tests and homework. In some cases that’s what people are looking for but for those of us who just want to get through school as fast as possible, Gwc is a good bet. I was able to get all of the classes I needed and most of the professors that I wanted. Some of their facilities could use some updating but that goes for most schools. The cafeteria is alright. Let me put it this way, I wasn’t going out of my way to go buy food from there but I wouldn’t mind if I had to get something. The campus patrol are always driving around on campus and throughout the parking lots. Overall safe campus.
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I am a student athlete at Golden West College and the school is in full support of me and my teammates. From the facilities to the athlete tutoring assistance to the athletic staffing: the experience has been great! The campus is clean, the teachers are nice and approachable, the the athletic department specifically is filled with great people from the coaches to the administrative staff. I feel like they really care about their athletes and it's made my experience here a great one!
Of the three Coast Community Colleges that I attended, Golden West is the best in the district! The programs seem to be, if not better financed, more aggressively structured, allowing the student to never feel the pains of an outdated class. Additionally, the campus has the best combination of architecture and nature that I've seen in the district. Climbing vines surround the quad and cafeteria, every building is lined with trees, and there's a wonderful (and often empty) garden, with more than one walking path!