Skip to Main Content
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B
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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,145/ 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
$5,287/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
66%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.126 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses
Do You Work at Palomar College? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,682Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,235
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Part/Full time job
    75%
  • Outgoing
    13%
  • well rounded
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

More opinions are needed to display this poll.  Take our survey

Colleges like Palomar College
More

Palomar College Reviews

1,139 reviews
All Categories
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!
Start Your Review of Palomar College
Rate It!
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 !