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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 5,907 undergraduate students. The Saddleback acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 42% of students, Saddleback alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,800.
About Saddleback College...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
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ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
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High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,145/ 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
    $6,479/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,107/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,612/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,359/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,193/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.138 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.137 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.137 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,907Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Saddleback is a very diverse community college that is really known for helping students transfer to a four year. I think that the campus is very student friendly. Saddleback caters to all your needs; free tutoring, counseling, and academic counseling as well. It is a awesome school to go to highly recommend applying there!
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I was in the science department, and I had some really excellent professors. Unfortunately, the academic counselors weren't really able to help me much with planning for transfer, so I had to do all my own research. Some of them even advised me wrongly, and I had to go against their advice because I knew it would mess me up. Besides that though, I personally never had any issues with registering for classes. Parking gets rough between 9am and noon, so get there early!
I love Saddleback College. It offers good programs and instructors, a varied schedule, and good academic support. I took many classes there over the years. Eventually, they sent me a degree in the mail! I didn't realize my classes had added up to an Associate's Degree. I especially enjoyed the art department.