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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    A-
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 6,993 undergraduate students. The Southwestern - California acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Police and Criminal Science, and Business. Graduating 25% of students, Southwestern - California alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,400.
900 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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About Southwestern College - California...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$5,664/ 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
$5,625/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,993Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11,420
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    57%
  • Stressed
    29%
  • Outgoing
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Southwestern College - California Reviews

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Most teachers are excellent! All the staff is kind and happy to help with any issues. The campus is cleaner than most community colleges in the area as well. The school is making a conscious effort to update the buildings as well, the math building is very up to date. I enjoy taking night classes on this campus as the sun is setting, there's a nice view from every part of campus. The parking is also much more available for this college, I have noticed campus police are always nearby to help.
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Southwestern college is honestly a very friendly campus; surrounded by informative staff, professors and students. Stepping forth into the campus may not hold the same visual appeal compared to a university; however, looks do not matter as the people within make a true impression. Being an incoming freshman the worries of the unknown and the difficulty of creating mutual relationships between peers, professors and staff subsided once the realization of how welcoming everything and everyone is. The open campus landscaped with trees and grassy areas allows the ability to sit outside with nature amplifying the friendly atmosphere here on campus. Ultimately, Southwestern College exerts the true idea of what a community is and what it should be like.
Overall, SWC is an amazing college! You have your professors who are hardworking and love their students, but also those you can tell are just there to get paid and don't care. I think the school as a whole needs to work on the diversity climate. There is so much tension and strife within the students that is caused uproars on campus and makes it uneasy and uncomfortable at times.