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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    A-
Saddleback is a public college located in Mission Viejo, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,531 undergraduate students. The Saddleback acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 45% of students, Saddleback alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,300.
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Saddleback 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
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$8,086/ 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
$4,914/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
36%

Academics

Professors
C+
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.138 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.150 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.150 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    46%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,531Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
13,890
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Determined
    44%
  • Average
    33%
  • Outgoing
    22%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Saddleback College Reviews

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I loved being on Campus because of the ample parking, open space, variety of classes, and the like-able professors. While I think that every college campus did the best they could to transfer to remote learning, I think that Saddleback did a pretty great job. I got updated emails from the President of Saddleback throughout the transfer process with words of encouragement. When Saddleback offered grants to get updated technology, that is what helped me most during this semester!
I'm not sure if Fall classes will be in person or not, but I think that the online transition will be okay.
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My experience at Saddleback College has been excellent. My professors provided tremendous assistance throughout all of my courses, responding to all questions in a timely manner. I have found them to be very supportive, providing advice and insight. While I have not experienced all the various amenities available, the ones I have experienced were helpful. The campus is clean, safe, and easy to maneuver through. Overall, a wonderful experience so far!
Love the staff! Love The Teachers! Not only was I privileged with a grade 'A' education for the lowest cost, but I met professors that transformed my life. You must remember when evaluating the campus that Saddleback is a community college and nothing more. And, frankly it is the perfect community college, but 'community' college is not many people's idea of a 'traditional' college, at least 'experience'- wise. It is that, which must be considered when deciding between colleges. Aye, but GO GAUCHOS!