C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    C
  6. Location
    B+
Los Angeles Southwest College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
1600 W. Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Website
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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+

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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Los Angeles Southwest College Reviews

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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.
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Internet:
Wifi is usually always available except in the far classrooms in the AV trailers

Teachers:
Excellent always willing to help students

Services:
Not many services offered to students, it could be more of a push to have more groups and services offered to students.

Students:
Many of the students are commute students who are there to take classes and leave. Unfortunately there are also alot of students that are combative with teachers and there to just waste time.
This is a good school as far as diversity, the ease to find classes, and more. Something they should change about the school is to maybe look into adding a cafeteria. I know they have food trucks, but some people may prefer not to eat that food. Another change that should be made is with the sand in the Child Development Center because their is a community of cats that come and use it as a litter box which then causes the children to get sick. Overall, their needs to be a few changes, but this is a great school.