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 7,190 undergraduate students. The Palomar acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Social Science Research Methods, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 32% 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
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.121 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,283 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods517 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)287 Graduates
Natural Sciences267 Graduates
Fire Protection and Prevention129 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping69 Graduates
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Palomar College Reviews
I just finished my first semester at Palomar college and I have to say that it exceeded my expectations. I was very disappointed about having to attend a community college instead of a uni, but going to Palomar was a great choice. It is very affordable, with or without financial aid. There are lots of options for great classes and professors and the staff and counsellors are very helpful. It is very easy to stay focused on yourself and your future if you attend this school, and I can really see a bright future ahead of me after attending this school. Palomar is a great option for anyone, and as long as you can manage your time and responsibilities well. There are so many careers and universities that Palomar can really help you transition in to. Overall, great school!
I currently attend Palomar College and I love it. There is an incredibly diverse student body, plenty of faculty that is professional and consistent, and a plethora of classes, degree and certification programs, as well as teaching and learning opportunities and clubs for students of all walks of life and ages. There is no discrimination towards anyone from what I have seen, and the classes are paced nicely. I was able to work a job and be a full time student without my academics hindering my work availability too much. Beautiful campus, helpful staff that goes out of their way to ensure students are meeting all the requirements.
I believe Palomar is a great transitioning school before University. They have saved me so much money and offered many financial aid resources. I practically had both years paid for. Their academics are great, and there are many courses that suite to one's level. The only downside to this community college is that it is not a social environment, this is because people are going in and out to earn their degrees and there isn't much time to socialize. Nevertheless, this school is a great start-off for my educational career.