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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    A
Pasadena City College is a public college located in Pasadena, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 10,422 undergraduate students. The Pasadena City College acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Business. Graduating 40% of students, Pasadena City College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,400.
About Pasadena City College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Pasadena City 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
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$8,030/ 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
$5,434/ 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
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.184 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.185 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.182 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,422Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,902
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    73%
  • Outgoing
    18%
  • Nerdy
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Pasadena City College Reviews

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Pasadena City College is amazing. Not only does it ensure in providing the best quality education but also makes sure disadvantaged students have plenty of opportunities to succeed in class despite personal or financial issues. The campus is diverse and every month, there are several events hosted by either the students or the staff. These events are not only entertaining but very educational. Most importantly, Pasadena City College urges students to use the resources they provide in terms of transferring to other colleges or excelling in courses. I could not have chosen a better community college to study in!
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I really didn't care about my life and actually participating in it until about 2016. Were it not for the community of people I met at PCC, I'm not sure I would have found that zeal until a lot later in life. I am so unbelievably grateful for the family I found in the forensics team. So I would definitely suggest joining a club, an organization; really go out and try to find your niche. I had a lot of great experiences with my GE professors as well. I didn't take a college counseling course until I was almost done with PCC -- would NOT recommend doing this! Take that course your first semester, or your first year at least! It really helps teach you how to set goals personally and professionally (which is so, so valuable). There are so many resources on campus that I didn't even take advantage of. The only thing experiences I didn't enjoy fully were the counseling sessions I had -- both personally and academically. They are both good resources, but they could be improved.
My personal experience with Pasadena has been great so far, most of the professors here care for education rather than focusing on just passing the student through. The environment here is nice and quiet with occasionally loud and fun experiences. The only thing I would say anyone should watch out for is the parking space. There are many parking structure but still is not enough for students. My fix for this is to take morning class, trust me, it takes a bit of working getting up early but the parking is heaven and you also get out early and become more productive throughout the day!