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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
MiraCosta is a public college located in Oceanside, California in the San Diego Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,167 undergraduate students. The MiraCosta acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Biological and Physical Sciences. Graduating 37% of students, MiraCosta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,100.
About MiraCosta College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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MiraCosta College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$5,743/ 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
    $3,915/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,654/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,458/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,281/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,015/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.100 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,167Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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MiraCosta College Reviews

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As a college freshmen, I feel extremely blessed and grateful to be at MiraCosta. Going into college, I was very nervous since I had been homeschooled for the majority of my life. However, MiraCosta has provided me with plenty of the support and materials needed to pursue my education and overall personal growth. I take most of my classes at the San Elijo campus, and I couldn't be happier with the small, yet homey environment. The counselors are exceptional in terms of helping and genuinely wanting students to succeed. The professors are passionate about the subjects they teach and personal experiences they share. Student services such as free tutoring as well as math and writing centers for academic assistance are offered throughout the year, and I would advise anyone to take advantage of all the helpful resources offered!
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MiraCosta College is a great place for international students as I am. Experienced professors, friendly staff, smart classmates. I love here. Campuses are very well equipped and located at beautiful places. I highly recommend this college!
MiraCosta has provided me with the most valuable tool my career will ever see, my first college degree. This has given me the confidence to continue in my academic career, as well as apply for much needed financial scholarship assistance. I have received so much support and encouragement from this institution, that I've pushed myself to achieve goals I never imagined possible. Now I have achieved them, and I am grateful for the scholastic, and career guidance I received from MiraCosta. I am attending California State University San Marcos for Environmental Studies. Not only did I never believe this would happen, I could not be happier with how my life is right now. I Know education has changed my life, and I hope to meet others who feel the same way about the personal growth and development they've gained from their collegiate education.