2018 Best Community Colleges in CaliforniaAbout this List

Explore the top community colleges in your area based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. List includes public junior colleges, public technical schools, and all other public 2-year colleges. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Fullerton College

    • 2 Year
    • Fullerton, CA
    • 1,060

    College Junior: I am a transfer student from Chico State University and this is my second semester at Fullerton. Every campus has its downfalls but I feel that Fullerton College's pros outweigh the cons. The campus is beautiful with a fantastic library/copy center/computer lab in the quad and all new facilities. Its very clean and polished for a CC with some really cool buildings. The Student Center is very helpful with tutors to help you with any subject (research papers are killer so having a second opinion always helps). The cost of in-state tuition is incredibly affordable. The Cadena Transfer Center is an incredibly helpful tool you can utilize to get you transferred to the school of your dreams. The cafeteria is a good size with plenty of food options. The people are all really great and the professors are all very knowledgeable on their subject matter. Also being a 2 minute walk from downtown Fullerton is amazing! The shops and restaurants are great for hanging out with friends after class or having a fun night with friends.

    Now for the cons. The counseling and advising here is a little lacking. I have gone into a counseling appointment and came out of it more lost than I was going in. I found that sitting at my laptop for a day figuring everything out myself was quicker. The website is usually updated enough to help you with any questions you may have.

    TL;DR This school overall is in a great location, has a nice looking campus, great academics, and a great community of students and professors that will absolutely help you achieve whatever goals you have.
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    • B-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • $7,001 Net Price
    •  SAT Range
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2018 Best Community Colleges in California