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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  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 5,162 undergraduate students. The MiraCosta acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Natural Sciences. Graduating 31% of students, MiraCosta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,300.
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

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Cost

Net Price
$3,480/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,942/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

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.106 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.107 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,162Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
9,455
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    70%
  • Outgoing
    20%
  • Stressed
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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MiraCosta College Reviews

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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.
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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!
MiraCosta has a beautiful campus and incredible professors. My experience at this college has been nothing, but wonderful. However, the college counselors are not the best! Although some are helpful, I found myself going through assist.org to help me through the transfer process more than my counselors!