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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
    A+
Pasadena City College is an above-average 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 $23,800.
About Pasadena City College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Pasadena City College Rankings

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,127/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,947/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,392/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,513/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,770/ year
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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.183 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.180 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,422Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Diverse
    78%
  • Nerdy
    11%
  • Outgoing
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,700/ 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 liked how many opportunities and help we had along the way. For example, we have programs like pathways that help you get free tutoring, one on one meetings with a coach for your intended major, and priority registration. I also loved how willing the professors are to help you succeed and transfer. What I didn't like as much, was the lack of communication to some extent. Most counselors would all say different things. For example, one counselor would tell me i need to take a specific class, and then another would tell me i dont need it, which could get confusing. Overall, great community college!
One of the BEST community colleges in the State! After spending three wonderful years here, I will finally be transferring to UCLA this upcoming Fall! Everything is very well thought out and planned here - the website/portal is really clear and user friendly, counseling is quite organized and useful, and professors are very passionate about teaching their subjects.