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Hartnell is a public college located in Salinas, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,337 undergraduate students. The Hartnell acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Police and Criminal Science, and Psychology. Graduating 33% of students, Hartnell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,100.
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Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
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Net Price
$10,904/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,222/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,037/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,200/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,891/ year
  • $110k+
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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,100/ year
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I really believe that in order for college experience to be a success, you need to have people that work at the college who are actually passionate about what they do. When you need help with something they're willing to go out of the way and go above and beyond to assist you and make sure that you get the help and assistance that you need and that's what I love most about Hartnell. There's people that work there that are willing to give you a chance give you an opportunity, they're willing to go out and look and see what they can do to help you. If it weren't for people that work there that were so friendly and helpful, College Life Would Suck and getting the grades that you want wouldn't be possible without having people there that are nice!
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I’m having a blast growing and flourishing academically. All of the professors at Hartnell, that I’ve had so far, are extremely constructive and helpful. They all want you to pass and thoroughly absorb the material. Courses are intense enough to be challenging!
My current experience at Hartnell College is great, the professors and staff that are involved with this community do care. I have gotten great advice, and guidance that has resonated with myself, that gave me a better perspective on life, and how I can better myself. My usual time spent at this community college, is spent in the library, they provide useful services: Panther Lab (Tutor area with students that have gone through the course to provide their own experiences to help you be successful), Group study rooms to come together to collaborate with your colleagues on challenging assignments or tests, computers scattered through out the main area, and a great selection of books and magazines that are free to check out.