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Palomar is a public college located in San Marcos, California in the San Diego Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,682 undergraduate students. The Palomar acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 34% of students, Palomar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,100.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
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Liberal Arts and Humanities1,306 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)566 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods490 Graduates
Natural Sciences281 Graduates
Fire Protection and Prevention117 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping95 Graduates
Child Care Provider65 Graduates
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Palomar College Reviews
Palomar has been an absolutely amazing experience! The library is beautiful and full of amazing resources (there's even an electronic piano for students to plug headphones into and play!) The librarians are extremely helpful and the computers are always available. The dining court is a bit limited as a vegan (Jamba Juice is good though!), yet Palomar has a program where you can get free snacks from the TLC or from the library and I'm always able to find fruits or nuts to munch on when I get hungry! Club rush is a great way to meet others (given that community colleges don't have a bustling student life like universities). I've never been waitlisted for a class and it's been easy to get an appointment with counselors who go above and beyond to help you transfer to the college of your dreams or get any necessary vocational degrees/certificates. Thanks to Palomar's amazing counselors, professors, and resources, I am confident I can transfer to UCLA, SDSU, UCB, and UCSD!
Although online classes are not preferable to being in person, Palomar has handled this transition so smoothly. Students received lots of support through emails detailing behavioral counseling for students who are having a difficult time adjusting to quarantine, free food events, etc. Professors are all now using Canvas and Zoom classes are not too bad! I do miss being in person because campus is so beautiful, yet Palomar's amazing initiative in helping students adjust has made the experience really easy for us students!
Will palomar college seemed like a normal college and as expected that people mind there own business and you would expect less attention towards your college goals and future but no,The staff there are great. Most of the office lady's and men will help you so that you can find your way on to resources if possible.The people are just so nice and the teachers are amazing, smart and very will aware of the new students! Very great school. I suggest you attend !