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- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeA-
MiraCosta is a public college located in Oceanside, California in the San Diego Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,062 undergraduate students. The MiraCosta acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Child Care Provider. Graduating 30% of students, MiraCosta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.110 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,732 Graduates
Natural Sciences308 Graduates
Child Care Provider268 Graduates
Athletic Training80 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping70 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics66 Graduates
Biomedical Technician59 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science54 Graduates
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MiraCosta College Reviews
I have attended Mira Costa College for 3 years and I think it’s an excellent choice and has a very friendly environment on campus. The class sizes are smaller so there is a lot more one on one with the professors, which in my opinion is always a plus ! There’s is also a ton of extracurricular activities to par take in outside the class room! There are multiple events that go on each semester to help recruit fellow students and everyone tries to make that day exciting and as fun as possible! Everyone, professors and students are very helpful and friendly, this is overall a great College to attend!
Great community college! Some of the professors are incredible since MiraCosta pays professors higher than any other community college in the world. They are very accommodating and have plenty of resources for students to succeed. A lot of their infrastructure feels a bit outdated compared to many Universities, but it seems that they work with what they have.
Attending MiraCosta has been very rewarding and worthwhile. The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. The classes are small enough to get interact with the professors if you need help, and most professors are more than willing to help if you're having trouble with part of the class. I've had great experiences in my on-campus and online classes. The transfer center counselors have been invaluable with helping me to prepare for transfer to a 4-year university. Within the last few years, too, MiraCosta has started implementing four-year bachelor's degrees into their program. It's very close to the freeway and a lot of shops and restaurants. The only thing I wish could change would be the fourth semester of some of their languages, although I understand part of that is student demand/need for those courses. It would've been nice to finish off my German series at the same college.