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Laney is a public college located in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,046 undergraduate students. The Laney acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Business, and Culinary Arts and Food Service. Graduating 28% of students, Laney alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,700.
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900 Fallon Sreet
Oakland, CA 94607
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$9,709/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,589/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,678/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,273/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,095/ year
  • $110k+
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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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$27,400/ year
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Students should come to study at Laney College, because it has been a good school since it started. Furthermore, Laney offers fun activities such as swimming, volleyball and dancing classes. In addition to that, they have great teachers that are always helping us with our homework. Also, the campus has a learning centre where useful books and other resources are available. In conclusion, I believe that Laney is one of the best schools to study at, because of its many educational opportunities and helpful staff.
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For someone who has attended various community colleges in the Bay Area, Laney College by far sets itself apart from many. My instructors have all been wonderful, having left some of the biggest impressions on me. My courses have all been challenging and I leave them feeling well prepared for the next level. The student body is multiculturally diverse, which I find to be an important aspect for any school. Laney College offers an array of courses to take within many fields of study. I enjoy meeting student that are pursuing other fields and find I am always learning something new and interesting from them. One of the best things about Laney is its location-easily attainable from many cities around the Bay Area because it is literally across the street from Lake Merritt Bart station! Laney College takes pride in its students. Go Eagles!
Every teacher I have had at Laney has been top-notch, inspirational, and knowledgeable. Their math department is stellar. If it were not for Fred Bourgoin and Derrick Smith, who are both excellent and supportive teachers, perhaps I would still be a physics major. I took physics at other Peralta schools (Berkeley City and Merritt) before the last course of the 3-course sequence, when I was able to take Dr Neil Nicol at Laney. He is hands-down the best physics teacher around. Maybe if I had had him from the get-go, I wouldn't have switched to math! I must also laud the music department--I took two semesters of music theory there, and they were great. I wish I'd had more time to take more music classes. Do not be fooled by the tired facilities and buildings--the education and educational resources available at Laney are excellent.