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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Southwestern - California is a public college located in Chula Vista, California in the San Diego Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,405 undergraduate students. The Southwestern - California acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Police and Criminal Science. Graduating 26% of students, Southwestern - California alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,300.
About Southwestern College - California...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
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Address
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
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Application Fee
$0
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High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$5,652/ 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
    $3,468/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,787/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,355/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,573/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.117 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,405Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Southwestern College - California Reviews

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Southwestern College dubs itself a Hispanic serving institution, and much of it's student population is in fact of Hispanic origin. That said, it's transfer rates for Hispanic students are rather low. The campus scene is typically pleasant and clean, and is generally not too crowded at any one time save for special events or the start of the semester. Majority of student resourced are situated in one large building that is fairly easily to navigate. However, not all services necessarily service students well. The academic counseling department has been known to be lacking with some staff clearly displaying they'd rather be elsewhere. That said, there are some wonderful people willing to help you. If you can find them.

The quality of professors is pretty good, I myself having no less than perhaps an average professor after taking nearly 20 courses thus far.
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I highly recommend going to Southwestern College before attending a 4-year university. They have endless resources to help you prepare and transfer to a 4-year university. The career center has many workshops throughout the semester such as job readiness, CSU applications, and resume review. Southwestern reviewed my resume and prepped me with interview questions to help me prepare for a job. Academic-wise, the counselors do they're best to help with getting you the right classes so you can transfer to a university as soon as possible. I will be graduating from Southwestern College in two years with associates in business administration.
Attending Southwestern College was not only an excellent idea but also a really memorable experience, I graduated high school on 2015 and I wanted to attend San Diego State University right after leaving high school, but after viewing all price ranking and comparing I decided that SWC was the right choice for me. Not only prices are better and it gives the opportunity for low income students like myself, I will never regret attending Southwestern College because the education level is amazing and there is excellent professors that lead you to the right pathway for success. Not only that, but SWC is an amazing college that can make you feel right away at home, every faculty staff truly cares for the education of their students and they will do anything for us students to succeed. Southwestern Community College is where your pathway to succeed starts and where all of your educational questions will be answered.