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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    A-
Palo Alto College is an above-average public college located in San Antonio, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,075 undergraduate students. The Palo Alto College acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 34% of students, Palo Alto College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,100.
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224
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Palo Alto 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%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$5,043/ 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
$5,580/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
17
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
14
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    54%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,075Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,777
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Outgoing
    83%
  • To themselves
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Palo Alto College Reviews

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Palo Alto is a great place to choose to attend, the environment is extremely healthy and supportive for students. There are numerous student resources available! Palo Alto has a vast library, large computer lab, several tutoring centers, tasty food, a school store, mental health counselors, a sexual health center, and a food/clothing center. The sexual health center, BaebSafe, provides contraception and lube. The food/clothing center, S.H.A.R.E, is essentially a Good Will and Food Bank for attending students and family. The environment is always spreading positivity. There is campus security, I always feel safe. The college also has a gym and aquatic center available to students. You can also use their tennis court! The college provides tennis rackets and balls. There are several clubs, from the Earth Club, to the Bubble Believers (positivity spreading group). I don’t think anything needs to change, its an amazing place.
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I love palo alto! The college environment is very friendly and community based. I've never had a hard time there with any one of the staff members. They are always so courteous and helpful. Advisors are friendly and helpful (though they do tend to lag of getting back to you through email). The one thing I would like to see change at PAC is the cafeteria area. I believe they either need to expand the kitchen area. During lunch time, the cafeteria tends to get extremely filled in the kitchen area and the seating area (I think this is due to early college high school students also eating there). An expanded kitchen or seating area would help tremendously. Or maybe they could provide more outdoor seating?
Initially, I transferred to Palo Alto College from San Antonio College because I was late in registering for classes at SAC. However, after one semester at PAC, I determined that I would complete my associate's degree there. This is my second semester at PAC, and I couldn't be happier! I love the overall friendliness and helpfulness of the faculty. The tutoring labs (particularly the writing lab) have been a tremendous help, and the tutors are always eager to get to the bottom of any issue. A few of my professors have been unpleasant, but most of them have been phenomenal. In my opinion, the professors for math and science courses are unsurpassed. The campus itself is well-maintained and conducive to outdoor studying.