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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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LA Southwest is a public college located in West Athens, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,540 undergraduate students. The LA Southwest acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Police and Criminal Science. Graduating 15% of students, LA Southwest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $18,100.
About Los Angeles Southwest College...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
1600 W. Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,338/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,155/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,631/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,724/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,848/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,540Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
39%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
15%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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As a non-traditional student, I find Southwest College to be very convenient. I am able to obtain classes at a time that I am able to go after work. I am also able to choose classes that I need in order to transfer out. The only downside is the lack of resources that the campus has; bathrooms are constantly out of toilet paper and soap is always out by the time the Evening classes starts. Projectors or computers in class are often not working therefore making class presentation more difficult than it should. Bookstore is not opened extended hours.
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Los Angeles Southwest College is a good junior college especially if you want to go to school. The classes are not as filled up compared to other colleges. They offer many classes as well. However, they do need better staffing, mainly pertaining to the nursing department, but overall there are many staff members. The campus if continuously under construction and hopefully the new building currently being built will be a science building. Other than having no cafeteria, it is a decent school.
SouthWest Community College overall is a great school however, can use a few improvements. Beginning with the good parts, SouthWest has a few professors who really care and take passion in their job which is great for the student. I also find the campus to be very appealing and clean, on the outside. I also like how there is a sheriff station on campus which makes me feel safe at all times. As far as the poor factors that come with SouthWest, the first would be the bug problem, specifically ants. During the summer, there is so many ants outside and surprisingly, they are all in classrooms as well which can be a slight distraction. Also, I do feel that some of the students here are not really as dedicated as they should be and they do not really take school serious as a whole. Overall, SouthWest Community College is a good school to attend however, just like every other school, it can use some improvements.