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Cabrillo College Reviews

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  • 06/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in any two year degrees it is a wonderful school to attend. Also to acquire a great general education.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there hasn't been any dangerous incident at school. things around here are pretty safe and ordinary.

    Greek Life

    greek life is no fairy tale. our sororities are the elite and high achievers, there are no kegs and sorority houses here.

    Clubs and Activities

    this is a pretty mellow town, nothing big city, but we are around a cool beach atmosphere and very environmental.

    Great for these types of students

    if you are the average small town california kid with a taste for the beach and outdoors, cabrillo is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no unusual traditions. most people keep to themselves this isn't a very large college, but there are bands that play on the quad every once in a while.

    Bang for the buck

    if you're from around the area it's cheap. outside cali, the thing gets harder. almost all local cali students receive financial aid here that will cover more than enough for tuition.

    What to do for fun

    sports here are awesome to go and watch. the are is close to the beach so there's a lot of time to be spent there. the towns around are calm and quiet so it's a serene place. we've had mls teams come and play at school like the l.a. galaxy with david beckham.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria isn't big, but it does serve delicious foods. it pleases the average students, whether vegan or not.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms on campus. this is a community college so most students are from around the area. most live either in santa cruz or watsonville.

    Academic Rigor

    classes here are simple. teachers don't baby you, it's your responsibility to show up to class and be ready to learn. though it sounds harsh, teachers are understanding and very helpful when it comes up to academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    the staff isn't just here to give you homework and teach you new ideas. take advantage of their knowledge and ask around. there are so many people here who can help you reach your educational goals.

    In three sentences

    cabrillo is a massive school filled with an interesting, diverse group of students. there are three campuses, in aptos, watsonville, and scotts valley, but aptos is the main campus. no matter if you have an intended major or not, cabrillo college can help guide in you in the right direction with the help of fellow students and the incredible staff at the college center.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus feels really safe even at night. I have a night class that gets out at 10:20 and I feel comfortable walking to my car by myself. The campus is well lit and feels safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs involving volunteer work, video games, athletic, biking, and various other clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Creative, open minded, fun students looking for a unique school to go to for community college who want to further their education, get their degree or transfer to a four year! Who also want to live in a really cool area, and have lots of time outside of school to do what ever they want!

    Bang for the buck

    Community college is unbelievably affordable. After looking at many out of state schools and private universities, I am so glad I chose to go to Cabrillo because I can get an excellent education and save so much money so I can transfer to a four year and not be in tons of debt.

    What to do for fun

    It is in an awesome location where you can hit the beach, go hiking or biking, and go to interesting events in the city of Santa Cruz. There are many options to have fun, meet people, and get a part time job too!

    Food and Dining

    There is on-campus dining, but I personally like packing my own lunches so I don't know how their on-campus food is.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus housing. The only down-fall of this school is that you don't get to experience freshmen dorm life that many college students get to experience. However there are opportunities to rent close by the school and possible share rent with some pretty cool housemates.

    Academic Rigor

    I am talking 13 units and I wish I was taking more. The classes aren't too easy, but I think they are just right where I could have easily taken another class. The classes are very interesting and the professors do a good job of making students interested in their class through interesting lectures, in class discussions, and informative examples. The professors at Cabrillo have stellar background and are really good at teaching their subject instead of just lecturing about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan on what classes you want to take early and meet with a counselor to plan your classes and learn what classes you need to transferring, getting your degree, or getting certified.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo is a great campus which offers a wide variety of classes in different subjects. It is in a wonderful location that is able to accommodate students in all of Santa Cruz county and is very close to the ocean. Excellent school is you want to transfer!!

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police everywhere. Two tickets in the first two weeks. Santa Cruz is a small town, everyone drives below 35 mph anywhere in the city besides the freeway (pch 1)

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs actually do stuff for the community here.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to escape the city or suburbia.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unlike Los Angeles, people don't care as much for appearance here. It is highly common seeing someone in their pajamas going to class.

    Bang for the buck

    $46 a unit is little to nothing with any sort of financial aid

    What to do for fun

    Buy a wetsuit and surfboard and learn how to surf on the weekends. Endless miles of coast to explore.

    Food and Dining

    Santa Cruz has some of the best food I've had in a long time. My local taco bar ended up being the most authentic mexican food I've had in my entire life.

    Dorm Life

    If you live locally great for you, if you are a student looking to rent a room for cheap, look on craigslist or other advertising websites. A car is highly suggested though.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very passionate about what they teach. Makes for the best of teachers you will enjoy having.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are registered on schedule, if you are doing this as a last minute register, you still have much more opportunity than anywhere in LA. If you are on time for registration, you should be on your way to having 12 units at least.

    In three sentences

    This is a fantastic school. Compared to any Community College in Socal , class availability is much more common here which means less time wasted in the Community College system. Beautiful, technologically sound school that even has a view of the beach from the campus.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have not heard of any safety problems.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities to get involved. Am looking forward to find the right club for me.

    Great for these types of students

    Any one but especially students that like the beach, like to surf, like bipolar weather, and just a chill person. There are a lot of hippies since its in Santa Cruz.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Am not sure about traditions since this was my first semester attending.

    Bang for the buck

    The offer good financial aid. There are programs that can help you pay for school. Tuition right know is like $46 per unit the highest it has ever been.

    What to do for fun

    Next semester am planing to take a motorcycle classes that Cabrillo College offers.

    Food and Dining

    I occasionally go to the cafeteria and get something to snake on between classes. Its a places were you can easily get in and get out if your in a hurry.

    Dorm Life

    I dont know much about Dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't attend any other college but i consider this college to have the preparations for students that want to transfer somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful surrounding, people are very nice and welcoming. the campus is only 10 min away from the beach. The campus looks new and has amazing teaches.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Confused about what major to pursue, low on cash, don't want to be swimming in debt, and love to actually learn something from professors with qualified credentials.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think about community college before you go on to Uni-- it'll save you thousands and you will get a richer experience from being able to be taught by an actual professor and not their student aids.

    Bang for the buck

    I qualified for the BOG Waiver which paid for all my courses-- yay!

    Did enjoy being here

    Very good alternative to university if you want to get the general ed taken care of. Plus, they have an agreement with UCSC so you are a shoe-in when you apply.

    Did learn a lot

    All of my past professors had a PhD in their field and I was able to see what a quality community college could offer-- much better than any university because the classes are smaller and they are able to focus on you and help you succeed.

  • 08/24/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For those wishing to better their education for cheap in a pleasant beach town, choose Cabrillo.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early and plan earlier for classes fill extremely quickly.

    Bang for the buck

    At $36 a unit, I can even save for future college expenses.

    Will enjoy being here

    I've been living in Aptos for a month and this sea air is invigorating! Our apartment rests a literal 5 minutes (biking, nonetheless) from Seacliff beach and about 10 minutes from the school. The campus, nestled hillside, overlooks the pristine Pacific. Their massive vapa complex promises scintillating journeys into the theatre arts.

    Will learn a lot

    The course offerings, especially those for psychology and philosophy in my research, are extensive, but given the community college status, I am a bit wary of the general attitude towards learning vs. just being, but can neither confirm nor deny this suspicion yet.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is a state beach only a few blocks from campus with amazing views as well as a nearby mall (roughly five miles away).

    Food and Dining

    there's a shopping center down the street if you want food, but i wouldn't recommend the cafeteria. there are, however, a multitude of vending machines stocked with candy, soda, and water should you find yourself in need.

    Dorm Life

    there aren't dorms, but there are many nearby apartments that would be suitable to share with a few friends.

    Academic Rigor

    the work isn't difficult at all, but attend the lectures and do whatever assignments you are given and you should do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    wear flat shoes; the campus is on a very steep hill. invest in a parking permit unless you enjoy walking across campus or if you're taking only art classes. the night classes have the best staff, and the campus quiets down after six p.m.

    In three sentences

    this school is very clean. the teachers at cabrillo are very qualified. some of the staff even work at the nearby university, and many have doctorates.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    it's a community college, i only go there for actual classes.

    Food and Dining

    the food is fine. it's cafeteria food.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are geared toward a wide population of attendance. it makes them very general. this is best for general ed so you can transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is important that you follow directions and begin to plan your course of action. the college is a bureaucracy so in the end you are responsible for what happens to you and where you end up.

    In three sentences

    cabrillo is a very good community college, with a varied student body and a lot of offered courses. it has some nice facilities and for how much their funding has been cut, they make pretty well do with what they have. it is a much cheaper way to get started on your education.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of sports to go watch during their season. also the theater shows are quit nice. plus, if it is a nice day, the beach isn't too far away.

    Food and Dining

    must receive another neutral because i do not really eat at school. i pack a lunch from home, or will go out to eat. however, the vending machines are nice.

    Dorm Life

    i have to give this a neutral because i don't dorm from cabrillo. i am still living from home right now so i do not know what the dorm life is like. sorry.

    Academic Rigor

    tough but very educational

    Tips for prospective students

    meet with a counselor and they will start you on the right track. always ask the teachers for help, every teacher i've had has always had good office hours. they will work with you.

    In three sentences

    i would rate this college as super acceptable. if you are willing to put in the work, they have the programs that can help you transfer out. i would recommend going to cabrillo before transferring.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs that you can join and events, also at the quad there are many booths where you can buy things and hang out with friends.

    Dorm Life

    i cant really say much about dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you see a counselor right away, they can help you out. take classes that you want and need.

    In three sentences

    cabrillo college is a great community college. counselors do their best in making sure you succeed whether in transferring to a 4 year or by getting your associates. they have many programs where you can easily get a degree.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    good food that won't break the bank.

    Academic Rigor

    depends on intstructor.

    Tips for prospective students

    check out instructors on ratemyprofessors.com prior to taking the classes. be aware that due to budget cuts your degree program may be eliminated w/o warning like the french program...

    In three sentences

    nice campus but *very* hilly and spread out.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a sheriff station on the lower campus across the street. Can get a little spooky at night in the parking garage, so walk with a buddy if you can at night

    Greek Life

    there is a scholarship foundation known as Alpha Gamma Sigma, but no Fraternities or Sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    -Anyone that works -Anyone with a not so flexible schedule -Anyone looking to save money and still get a great education

    Bang for the buck

    For around $1000 a semester for classes, books, and supplies this is a great way to get general education credits done, get an Associates degree or get a certificate because the school is still great, but it doesn't have a university price tag.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs on campus and there are even vendors on campus that bring their merchandise for sale which you can buy between classes. You can take a Kinesiology (formerly PE) class if you want to play a sport, but don't want to play on a team.

    Food and Dining

    Some pretty good choices. There are lots of coffee drinks and sandwiches, but the main cafeteria seems to always have the same or similar choices, which some people like and some people don't.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here. No one lives on campus, but everyone lives pretty close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Great school with great classes. Classes are not super hard, but they challenge you and they make you do the work. Make sure to show up to class because the lectures are important for the tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a full time load of classes if you can. Because of budget cuts, classes are filling fast and sections are being cancelled. Take everything that you need to take to graduate or transfer while you can, because no one is really sure what is going to get cut.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with great teachers and great students. The class sizes are not too big for many of the classes and the teachers are available or make availability for you to learn and understand the material.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    At the campus, there are always activities and sometimes music or little stands where you can buy posters or stuff like that. Just little interesting things that you can look at and buy.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is pretty ok, cant complain.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms there.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very helpful and will work with you for as much time as you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to any tutoring sessions that are being offered. The ILC in the Watsonville Campus and the MLC and Writing center are great places to get any type of help you need.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school and everybody is really friendly and helpful. Teachers are also very available after classes if you, in case, need help. Everything is always very mellow and under control. Great school!

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is only safe to your ability to be safe. The campus is well lit, there is an actual sheriff department on campus as well as a couple security guards.

    Greek Life

    I do not believe there is much of a greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are quite a few clubs on campus, with interests in biking, recycling, student gov, social science: archeology clubs, anthropology clubs and many more!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love the ocean, sports, friendly down to earth people, yet folks who also care alot about their education!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cabrillo is very much the green school. There is a communal effort to be environmentally friendly. Recycling is a MUST!

    Bang for the buck

    Although the price per unit is going up to $46 a unit next semester, Cabrillo is still one hell of a steal! My books are often more expensive than my tuition!

    What to do for fun

    Skimboarding, Jamming, Surfing, Cycling, Frisbee, Golf, Hiking, anything and everything in between!

    Food and Dining

    I do not know much about the food and dining situation on campus, although the campus coffee shops looks and smells great! In such proximity to Santa Cruz and Capitola, food is definitely not an issue.

    Dorm Life

    Since Cabrillo is a Community College, there are no dorms on campus. Yet, there are many very nice apartments surrounding the school!

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, Cabrillo has a very nice feel socially and academically. The students do not compete with one another nearly as much as in High School. Although, the teachers expect you to hold your weight. Most of them will often confront students who are struggling and offer to help either by means of office hours or tutoring in the writing center/ library.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying for classes, apply as early as possible. Classes fill up VERY fast, and its never fun to have to wait list and sign up later into the semester.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Cabrillo is awesome! The professors are all incredibly helpful and knowledgable. As a Music Major, I find Cabrillo's music department far beyond the community college level! The whole campus has a great feel!

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. There are very few thefts and no violent crime.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that have a goal and want to get the most out of their attendance to the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Very moderately priced classes that can be exceptionally useful and interesting.

    What to do for fun

    Cabrillo isn't too far from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Downtown area which boasts many nightlife and tourist-y type attractions and events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is prepared by the students enrolled in the culinary school with help from their instructors. It's cheap and surprisingly tasty. There are also quite a few good eateries within a few blocks of the school.

    Dorm Life

    There is a fraternity house, but I'm not really aware of the requirements of it.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers like Michael Mangin and Letitia Scott-Curtis demand a lot in the Honors department, but they're both excellent teachers. Like above, there are many good teachers, you just have to seek them out.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can get whatever experience out of Cabrillo that you want; you just have to seek out whatever that might be.

    In three sentences

    Fantastic and passionate teachers are around if you take the time to look for them. Cabrillo can be whatever you make of it, good or bad. Very professional administrative staff.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The lower campus has the great places to lay out on the grass and also is where our computer center is.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for very little money at Cabrillo. The best way to get great teachers is ask around, and go to ratemyproffesor.com to check out other people rating.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Welcome Week at the beginning of every semester to check out the clubs and such. The hope page online also have a calender of events around campus. Go to at least one sports event to see if it's your thing.

    Food and Dining

    The food can range from OK to good. There are three places around campus that you can get food. They are mostly open at different times. The vending machines also have variety.

    Dorm Life

    Cabrillo has teamed up with University of Santa Cruz to give students a housing opportunity. It is located downtown near the metro station. They are nice room, space is very limited though, so if you want to stay there go thought the process early.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers always push you enough to want to do good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as possible. The parking is killer during the first 2 weeks of every semester so arrive around an hour before you classes those days. Also the parking monitors don't start looking for parking permits until the 2nd week of school.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo is a great place for taking the beginner classes for your major, or just getting those GEs out of the way. Most of the teachers are great.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    its a two year college so not a lot to do on campus, but Santa Cruz, the city Cabrillo is in is very beautiful and there are a lot of outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    the food is crappy, it feels like a really bad high school cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    they don't have any dooms, all living is off campus

    Academic Rigor

    if you want Cabrillo can be very rigorous, but there are also classes that aren't very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    get your classes on time because they fill up, so make sure all your bills are paid

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo College is a good school, there are academic classes that are challenging and get you prepared for transferring to a four year college. they have a great arts program that allows students even who don't want to be an arts major to join in. Over all i would recommend Cabrillo.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a Sheriff's station located on the main campus. I've had to call them a couple times and they arrived in only a few minutes. Also, when taking night classes, most of my teachers have offered to walk out with students to ensure that everyone gets to their cars safely. There are even phones in the parking garages which link directly to a security company which is staffed 24 hours a day (I know because I worked there!).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs on campus and they are quite active. I regularly see posters up for film screenings, or dinner events. Additionally, there's a club in charge of general events for the campus and they hold Halloween costume contests and a Thanksgiving dinner.

    Great for these types of students

    There is such diversity on Cabrillo's campus that I think it's great for everyone! One important quality to have is kindness; I've found most of Cabrillo's students are extremely nice and willing to help others. It's something I love about attending this college!

    Bang for the buck

    One of the best ways to save money when attending college is to take lower division classes at a community college and Cabrillo's teacher are up for the challenge. The math, philosophy, and science classes (which I have the most experience with) are first-rate and will definitely prepare students for transfer.

    What to do for fun

    The Santa Cruz Area is full of clubs, bands, restaurants, and events. There's an active FreeSkool which holds fun classes. The ocean is visible from higher parts of Cabrillo's campus; learn to surf!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria on campus has variety and fresh produce. If you have a special diet, there are made-to-order burritos which can fit your needs. Bring your own tea or instant coffee and a mug, because hot water is always free.

    Academic Rigor

    Expect high-level classes to be hard, of course, and utilize Cabrillo's wonderful support structure. There is a Math Lab, a Physics Lab, a Writing Center, a general math/science/engineering center, plus many other places to get help from knowledgeable teachers and tutors, all for free!

    Tips for prospective students

    Though most of the teachers here are great, there are one or two which should be avoided like the plague! Ask other students about the instructors before registering, and read RateMyProfessors!

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo's staff is top-notch, the campus is lovely, and the location is great!

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    party

    Food and Dining

    The snack shack is OK I'd leave the cafeteria alone.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes that I've taken seems to be on par with university level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early classes go fast.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo is a great school. they have high caliber professors who know their stuff. My favorite it Teresa Mercado. She is the head of the Sociology department. She is talented, dedicated, and an over all good instructor, and she cares!

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    21 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The gardens and horticulture department at the very top of campus are amazing. Worth checking out or taking classes if it interests you. Also there are some really great, very secret hiking spots near there. But Id prefer to keep it a secret....good luck finding them!!

    What to do for fun

    Surfing at 38th, Dancing in downtown Santa Cruz, House shows in Santa Cruz. There is a lot do if you are able to get a few towns over.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty awful. The Cafeteria is overpriced and unhealthy, not to mention pretty tiny. There are a couple of coffee stands that have the same overpriced/unhealthy food. On top of that there is nearly nowhere to walk to get food nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Doesn't Exist!

    Academic Rigor

    For a junior college they are definitely a little more challenging (I've been to a few). But really in the end it all depends on the teacher. I have had really hard classes and ridiculously easy classes.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    22 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cabrillo looks like a really safe campus.

    What to do for fun

    play soccer for the soccer team

    Food and Dining

    have not tried the dining at cabrillo

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Cabrillo is full of great teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    its a really good place to start off your college studies

    In three sentences

    The campus is very clean. The counselors are great. Its local and that is good for me.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt very comfortable on campus, even at night in the parking garage by myself.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have everything under the sun, and if you do not find it, you can make it.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, passionate, expressive, opinionated, creative, strange, weird.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fridays are food bank drive. Saturdays are farmer's market on campus and alanon meetings. This campus has support groups for literally everything.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive, luckily the BOG is available and Fafsa is pushed extremely hard, there are several other financial aid programs as well. This college has made an outstanding reputation for future employers as well.

    What to do for fun

    Study groups, hiking, surfing, biking, karaoke, and enjoying nature.

    Food and Dining

    The area is wonderful for any kind of food. Los Gordos has the best tacos in Santa Cruz county.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus, however the residency around the area is beautiful, though it's not very affordable unless you have a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes are challenging and engaging. The teachers are dedicated and confident in their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Medical assisting cohort is really supportive. Push yourself to do the best you can.

    In three sentences

    This campus is one of most beautiful schools I have ever seen. They have amazing counselors and are really well funded. There are opportunities for higher education and work on campus.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fairly safe, a little scary at night though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some, but not interested.

    Great for these types of students

    Who want an AS degree or to transfer.

    Food and Dining

    Could be better. Not many surrounding places in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms. Not even sure if they have them.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging but understandable if you're determined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cabrillo can help you decide where you want to go, and have great classes.

    In three sentences

    It's affordable. Alright selection, they're cutting back a lot. Great teachers for the most part!

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Really Safe there are sheriffs on campus

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach its near by.

    Food and Dining

    There are small restaurants near by for good quality food.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    In three sentences

    I would give Cabrillo a 8 out of 10. The school is in a great location, good teachers, students, everyone is friendly. Just the downside the budget cuts are hurting us along with every other school as well.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria offers a lot but it's kind of pricey.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of what the school offers.

    In three sentences

    This school was so refreshing to come to after leaving my last community college(which was in the process of losing its accreditation among other things). The environment is wonderful(such a pretty campus). Even more importantly they offer plenty of aid for students and seem to strive to provide the best education.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safety, cops in front of the school.

    Bang for the buck

    teacher are so nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    never give up, keep fighting.

    In three sentences

    the best community college. they give a lot support. I feel comfortable in this school.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always sheriffs patrolling the campus. The campus isn't very big, but it still keeps sheriffs on duty. It is very well lit, so nobody has trouble finding their cars or their classes at night.

    Great for these types of students

    Cabrillo is great for students who want to attend a University, but cannot afford it or didn't get accepted to the college of their choice. It is a great transfer college and will save you two years worth of expensive tuition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a spot on campus that was designed by students focusing on the arts, where there are interesting statues and paintings- almost Native American style art.

    What to do for fun

    Personally, I hang out mostly in the music department, so I usually find other musicians to play with. It's fun meeting new people and discovering that they have similar goals to yours.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is pretty good and there is also a student store where you can buy all sorts of snacks and supplies for your classes.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here because it is a junior college. However, the students are all very respectful and accepting of one another.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at Cabrillo are transferable to a University, so they are quite rigorous. Students need to constantly study for pop quizzes and need to make sure they manage their time wisely because they need plenty of time to finish their assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should develop great study habits so that they are self-disciplined when it comes to taking a midterm, final and remembering assignments. In college, teachers don't constantly remind you about your upcoming assignments or tests, so it is your responsibility to remember them when you receive the syllabus for the class at the beginning of each semester. Cabrillo, in particular, is trying to prepare you for the courses you will take once you transfer to a University, so teachers instruct the classes at that same level of difficulty.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo is filled with very knowledgeable teachers, especially in the music department. The music teachers are all very well trained and have attended many different Universities, earning a bachelor's degree or higher in musical studies. Since Cabrillo is a junior college, teachers are helping to prepare their students for college transfers by instructing courses at the level of University courses.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus in a upscale part of Santa Cruz County.

    Great for these types of students

    Undecided majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The farmer's market is held on campus on Saturdays. The culinary students serve food in the on campus fancy restaurant Pino Alto in the Sesnon House.

    Bang for the buck

    Great professors and classes, especially if you are unsure about what you would like to major in.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in Santa Cruz!

    Tips for prospective students

    Although they offer a lot of classes, they do fill up quickly and they do not offer more than 2 classes during the winter or summer semesters.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy Cabrillo College. They have a wide range of online classes as well as on campus classes.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It is in Santa Cruz County. Go to the beach!

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't give up halfway through the semester!

    Tips for prospective students

    Question everything and pay attention to deadlines.

    In three sentences

    This school is great and has a wonderful campus. The staff is professional and friendly. There is a lot of opportunity for growth at this college.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Besides the occasional keying of a car or pot-smoking in the parking lot this place is low key. No gang stuff, no violence.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's many options from theatre to sports to volunteer work...

    Great for these types of students

    Incredibly diverse population.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nestled into the side of a steep hill, there are trees all around. On a clear day one can easily see the ocean. The observatory is awesome!

    Bang for the buck

    If you do your research regarding courses and teachers, you can get a lot of good learnin' for a small price.

    What to do for fun

    It's right by the beach! A short dive and you're there. The library is extensive, there's art everywhere, and always extracurriculars buzzing about.

    Food and Dining

    The food is, well, college-y. Eh, but it'll do in a pinch. There's some killer dining just a few blocks away!

    Dorm Life

    Not so much...

    Academic Rigor

    It's up to you. Some teachers are hard-asses, some aren't. The courses differ in level of academic demand. Just do the research and you can balance out a killer semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take some of your more challenging general ed courses soon; this is where you'll get to meet the amazing professors that can guide you through the hard work and a great way to find out what academic resources are available.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo College is bursting with potential. Like anything else in life, it is what you make it: either a campus teeming with motivated and encouraging teachers, tons of unique and fascinating courses, and learning resources galore, or your local art and fitness club. Cabrillo is flexible, challenging, fun, and beautiful.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe at this school. It is well lit for night students, has security guards and patrol officers, as well as a very open campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities covering a wide range of subjects. If a student does not find one they enjoy, they may create one or indulge in some outside the college.

    Great for these types of students

    As the college is located in Santa Cruz, CA, it has a very liberal vibe. In the community you will find many environmental activists and open-minded peers. However, Aptos, along with other small towns near-by, offers a more conservative community as serves as a home for many prosperous Californians residents.

    Bang for the buck

    Cabrillo is rated one of the best community colleges in the country and is very affordable for its level of success. Individual classes are often inexpensive and there are many scholarships. This school offers education to all people of the community.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities for students to be a part of. Some of these include art exhibits, dance and theater performances, sporting events, music festivals, and much more. The campus also has a beautiful and welcoming exterior for students to relax and converse with peers.

    Food and Dining

    The campus offers many places to eat, both inside and outside. The food is inexpensive and good quality. There are also local cafes and restaurants within walking distance that serve organic, high quality food.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, Cabrillo does not have dorms. However, they do provide student apartments and plenty of outside housing opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    At this school, all of the professors have high levels of experience and education, so it only makes sense that they want their students to be just as successful. Thus, the classes will test many of your skills. There of course are exceptions to this as many classes offered revolve around hands-on experience, so any academic work for said classes must be done on your own time.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be successful at this community college, you will want to make sure to find your classrooms before the school year starts, always allow extra time to walk to class, and build a strong academic relationship with all of your professors so they can help you achieve your goals.

    In three sentences

    As a part time student, I find Cabrillo to be a very accessible and professional school. It has a lot to offer both its students as well as the community as far as education and activities. It is one of the most accredited community colleges in California.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a Sheriff's station on campus and an emergency hot-line. Cabrillo College does everything to ensure the safety of its students, staff, and community.

    Greek Life

    There is the Alpha Gamma Sigma club that advocates community service and student success.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cabrillo College has a wide range of clubs: Archery, Drama, Bike Co-op, veterans information center and much more!

    Great for these types of students

    If your the kind of student who likes small communities and beautiful weather, then Cabrillo is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Halloween there is a fabulous costume parade and this year there was a pumpkin carving contest. There is also an art gallery of students art work and an outdoor amphitheatre where students relax and some classes even take their lessons out there for some sunshine.

    Bang for the buck

    Completing your education is not easy, I have had troubles of my own completing semesters. No matter anyones situation as long as you try to accomplish your academics, Cabrillo College will be right there besides you ensuring your right to learn and succeed.

    What to do for fun

    Cabrillo College advocates participation in all of the school clubs and activities. Some clubs are The Outdoor Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma, LGBT, Pre-Med, Yoga and more.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to school by the community bus and it only takes me a half hour or less to arrive on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    An excellent way to figure out which math or English classes the future student needs to start off in is by taking the Assessment Placing Test. It helps place you in the correct class and maps out additional classes that are needed afterwards.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo College strives for excellence with all of their programs to ensure the physical, mental, spiritual, and happiness well-being of their students and staff are met. They have expanded their educational environment to meet the needs of their students in order to reach their goals. Whether a student plans on transferring, acquiring their AA, or lifelong learners Cabrillo College does all it can and more to succeed in providing higher education to all.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Great music on the Rio, catalyst, Crows nest etc. This is the nature lovers paradise with ample hiking opportunities, beach fun, surfing, and mountain biking to name a few. The board walk is classic.

    Food and Dining

    Santa Cruz is known for a variety of food options. Skip the fast-food chains and check out local low cost favorites such as Charlie Hong Kong.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't stay in a dorm, so I know nothing about that.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are more rigorous than others for sure. I just finished a 5 unit online statistics class, and it was definitely rigorous. I assume it is like most other colleges; what you put in is what you get out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    3 tips for success at Cabrillo: Stay on task, the professors at this college will notice the effort you are putting in. Use the office hours, nothing beats getting to know your professors personally. Use the learning centers and the free tutoring they offer. Invaluable aid in areas such as math and writing.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo College is an outstanding community college that offers a wide variety of majors and courses taught by top notch professors. There is both on campus and on-line courses offered, and both are held to a high standard. I am truly appreciative of my time at Cabrillo, and although I am looking forward to my 2013 transfer, I am also sad to leave such a great school.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend talking to a counselor before scheduling your classes. They will know what classes you need to take and what colleges would be good to transfer to depending on your major.

    In three sentences

    I feel blessed to have the opportunity of attending Cabrillo College. With low payments (47 dollars per unit) on classes funded by the government, Cabrillo makes receiving an AA possible for me. The professors are helpful and most classes are small (around 30 seats) so it is more personalized, making it an easy transition from high school.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Stay positive.....

    In three sentences

    Very good staff, caring teachers. AMAP program is an excellent medical assisting course. I Love it...

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have their own county sheriffs office and officers on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many people like the activities and events in the main quad.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, the beaches and the mountains are great places for adventure and fun.

    What to do for fun

    Well, you have the beach nearby and lots of great nature to see.

    Dorm Life

    Unknown

    Academic Rigor

    excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get connected to all of the right places that can help you on campus.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo is an excellent college with great programs.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Quality classes and teachers while paying a whole lot less than the CSU's and UC's.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach, go hiking, enjoy the scenery.

    Food and Dining

    Lunch is good in my opinion. Doesn't serve hot dinner.

    Dorm Life

    none.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply quick, classes fill up fast.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As far as I'm concerned, this campus is safe and I have not had any incidents regarding my safety

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many diverse clubs it will be hard for a student to just choose one.

    Great for these types of students

    Cabrillo is great for new college students who arent exactly ready for a 4 year. It definitely prepares you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Your money is well spent for the level of education here at Cabrillo

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities at this school. All the clubs on campus are very good at making sure the school is fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is just like any other university. But that being said, there are plenty of places around the campus to find some pretty great food for good prices.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    These professors are here to prepare you for the next level. This level of education is not for the lazy. Cabrillo College is a great community college and is ranked in the nation because of that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off. The level of education here is high. It's a great campus, very open, and has many activities to get the students involved with the school.

    In three sentences

    It's located next to the beach. The faculty here are just as good as a 4 year university. It's a great way to start your college years.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sheriffs patrol the campus since they have a station on campus, so the campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    There are no greek houses or associations here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that wants a great education for a low price.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None really that I can think of.

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive, and a great education. Ranked one of the top junior colleges in the United States.

    What to do for fun

    Go to school performances, there are plenty of beaches in town so its a great place to relax after school.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria, but the food isn't that great.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but also they are very possible to pass if you do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely go see a counselor before you apply for classes, otherwise you start taking classes you don't need and you get stuck at school here.

    In three sentences

    It has great academics. The campus is large for a junior college. There are a lot of diverse students that go to school here.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the boardwalk, beach, restaurants, there is so much to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food in Santa Cruz county and all around here is sure to fill the tummy. Delicious and well done.

    Dorm Life

    Sadly there is no dorms in Cabrillo College, but you can always roomie with someone.

    Academic Rigor

    They have really good teachers, people, and staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you really want to achieve your goals, stick to it. It will be tough, but once your closer to your goal you will realize the good you have done for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo College opened the door to new opportunities for me. So far my first year is by far good and the teachers are fascinating. The programs they have are endless, it has helped me find myself.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    White people with dreadlocks.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure what you want to do early on and fight for it. No one here will really help you.

    In three sentences

    A mixed bag of teachers. Lack of resources. Affordable.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    43 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Not in a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you clarify what you want to do.

    In three sentences

    The Cabrillo staff is really helpful for all students. They're acceptable and offer many great classes. Easy to locate.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe. they have a helpline where security guards can escort you to your car or bike. No need to feel un safe or threatened.

    Bang for the buck

    Cabrillo is an excellent school. I high recommend. What I love the most from it was the teachers and their performances. I encountered some of the best teachers and I am now transferring and sadly I dont want to leave but I completed my two years and now will be attending UC Davis.

    What to do for fun

    There is a bike trail behind campus. There is also a pool, gym, and student programs to join.

    Food and Dining

    The Farm is an excellent dining place across campus. Also five minutes away there are amazing mederianean and french restaurants. Also campus is five minutes away from Capitola and there are many delicious restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms but the area is great. Five minutes away from the beach. Great views. Also the campus is enclosed with huge red wood trees. Very beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    Cabrillo is known for high grades, great teachers, and a high rate of transfer students that go in and out of Cabrillo with high academic G.P.A's

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, take notes, and show up to class.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo is an incredible school. There excellent professional teachers. The atmosphere is great and the classes aren't over crowded.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Because it is a Community College I was able to get the BOG Fee Waiver which pays for a lot of my tuition!

    What to do for fun

    It is a community college, you do not stay on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria closes around 3, not very convenient for noon or night classes.

    Dorm Life

    (no Dorms)

    Academic Rigor

    It may depend on the Professor, but so far, all the ones i have had have been very thorough with the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to your professors and use RateMyProfessor.com! Make sure you are picking a professor right for YOU, and don't just pick the easy one!

    In three sentences

    It is a little community college offering a wide variety of classes and plenty of stairs to climb. There is a lot of parking in various locations that are near different study buildings. The professors are fun, friendly, and are willing to help you if you are struggling or have questions about the campus.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Overall the campus is safe. However it gets pretty dark at night and could be a little sketchy.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs at cabrillo to take part of.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're the type that struggles with math you'll love the ILC in watsonville. There are great tutors and resources that will help with any math problem you may have.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The towers is an unusual place where outcasts of cabrillo eat their lunch and smoke cigarettes. You are there when the smell of pungent smoke lines the inside of your nose.

    Bang for the buck

    Ridesharing is a great option. Try to carpool with your friends

    What to do for fun

    There are various clubs to join at Cabrillo. In addition there are great drawing and photography classes.

    Food and Dining

    Standard dining hall cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life, this is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Expect to have tons of homework and research papers. The curriculum at Cabrillo is challenging and will test your abilities to learn in a fast pace environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to enroll early, classes fill up very fast. Also the nursing program has a long wait list.

    In three sentences

    There is a great community of students at Cabrillo. Also Cabrillo has tons tutors ready to help. Cabrillo has a lot of really smart teachers and aids but lacks financial assistance for students.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Alerts with text messages to your phones if anything hinky is going on

    Clubs and Activities

    Engineering abroad club, Honors society, Bike Co-Op, there are tons of things here to take advantage of!!

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do? You are in a beautiful area with a bunch of excited people!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a bunch of good choices, and the Gazebo has food. The farm, located off campus, is a little more expensive, but a close walk and worth it's weight in food!!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Very enthusiastic instructors who challenge your minds, and get you thinking critically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the amazing help you get from MESA, STEM, LRC, MLC, and tutorial center. Also I have not known professors more excited to see you in the office hours, use them!!

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo has an A+ atmosphere. Tons of great study/tutoring help. Pretty view from the top at the horticulture building!

  • 09/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are different groups in school like dance, art and music.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the cafeteria is good but it could be better

    Dorm Life

    I have no experience in dorm life at cabrillo

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic education given at cabrillo is excellent each teacher specializes in their subjects and there are teachers that been serving for decades

    Tips for prospective students

    it is very important to meet with a counselor constantly to plan your courses and keep up with your grades

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo college is one of the best community colleges in the US. Cabrillo college provides a variety of courses that apply to any major and it is very flexible with schedules. I am very happy to be to attend cabrillo college and transfer from one of the best colleges.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus is very close to the beach, yet surrounded by beautiful redwoods. It is a wonderful place to explore, and lots of yummy restaurants close by as well. There is a great sense of community so get to know your peers!

    Food and Dining

    Delicious selection of foods, but the hours for their cafeteria are limited.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have a dorm life, because they are a community College

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a counselor when you first start and stick with them, they will really help you through your time there!

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo College has a wonderful, inclusive and fun atmosphere, as well as a beautiful and clean campus. All of the staff are very helpful and joyful, and very intelligent. The students are focused, and unique making for an interesting and stimulating environment.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Luckily, Cabrillo College is located in Aptos, California. Just 10 minutes away from Santa Cruz, the ultimate beach town! Fishing piers with out of this world restaurants, amazing beaches to watch the world class surfers, and the most laid back atmosphere you will ever be apart of. The environment here is unlike any other. Any student would be lucky to spend just a part of their academic career here.

    Food and Dining

    Their cafe is large and in charge! They have a fantastic menu and plenty of space to grub out on your favorite dish. Cafe hours and very reasonable and prices are affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I am not familiar with their dorm life, however, i know there are many on and off campus resources that are available to students that make finding academic housing so much easier. Check it out!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics is challenging but not too rigorous. The faculty does a fantastic job at understanding what we students go through in our own lives while trying to school at the same time and i think that this shows in their lenience and patience.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many resources for students to utilize on and off campus and so many students are not aware if this.Other than trying as hard as you can to be successful while you are here at school, please, use the resources that this school offers. From academic help to employment opportunities, Cabrillo has so much to offer. Go out and succeed!

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo College is an uplifting school. Uplifting, as in, boosting students to realize their full potential, enabling students to become successful, and promoting internal growth in each and every person that is a part of Cabrillo's academic community. Put simply, Cabrillo college gives people the opportunity to turn their lives around, and to become a better person than they were yesterday.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Workout at the newly built gym

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria and a few small concession stands on campus. They are enough the needs of students on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be put to many tests, You will have all the resources required at your fingertips for your learning needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn new and interesting knowledge. Be ready to put your mind to work with great excitement. Last but not least you will have very helpful and interesting homework assignments that will enrich your life.

    In three sentences

    An extraordinary Junior College. Cabrillo College has many enthusiastic instructors with extreme knowledge in their fields. I absolutely would recommend this college to anyone looking for a great education.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 54

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like to run

    Food and Dining

    Great

    Dorm Life

    I live at home

    Academic Rigor

    health

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo College is a well-maintained school. Great teachers, Great place.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 54

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is an alert system for Cabrillo College that you can get on your cell phone. Also there are emergency phones located around campus. Finally, the campus is overall rated safe and in a great area (very safe...in the suburbs).

    Greek Life

    Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society (Cabrillo Chapter)-need a 3.0 or better to join. Its the only community college club that is recognized statewide and looks great on your transcripts.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many awesome clubs you can join on campus and get involved both with your peers as well as participate in community events! Great way to network!

    What to do for fun

    Being that Cabrillo College is located in Aptos, California close to Santa Cruz, there are so many fun things to do: -beach -boardwalk -shopping downtown Santa Cruz (Pacific Ave) -many local skate parks -parks -movie theaters -nightclubs -The Catalyst (local venue located in downtown Santa Cruz) to see concerts -check the local FREE paper called The Good Times to find out all the local events going on around town...a new Good Times comes out every Thursday and can be found in any coffee shop around Santa Cruz

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria located on campus has food at affordable cost. The food on campus is a bit better than K-12 cafeteria food... There are many great local places to eat that are available.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms located on Cabrillo College. Students either still live at home with their parents, live on their own single or with their families or rent a room locally with friends or find a room to rent in a house with other college students. Santa Cruz has an abundant amount of renters who rent to college students. Finding housing is not an issue for college students in Santa Cruz County.

    Academic Rigor

    Cabrillo College is a great place to kick start your academic career. Cabrillo College offers so much to students who are ready to work hard and prioritize their education as number one.

    Tips for prospective students

    See a counselor to create an educational plan according to your academic and career goals to keep you on the right track. Research professors prior to registration on ratemyprofessor.com

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo is in the top ten best community colleges in the United States. Cabrillo College is both diverse as well as community oriented. Cabrillo College has amazing professors who truly care about their students academic success!

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus has plenty of campus security that patrol all day and night. I have been safe on campus and I haven't heard of any problems.

    Greek Life

    Unsure

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs at Cabrillo. Too many to mention them all.

    Great for these types of students

    Cabrillo is great for all students from various socioeconomic backgrounds, race, gender, ethnicity, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cabrillo has an awesome outdoor lap pool. The football stadium is pretty neat and the fitness center is great as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Cabrillo offers on-line courses. There are many late start classes. The campus has students of all ages from 18-60 years old. Everyone seems to know each other.

    What to do for fun

    I play basketball, dance on the schools dance programs, workout in the school gym, write songs and perform.

    Food and Dining

    There are on campus small diners however, there are nearby eateries within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Currently, the dorms are closed. The dorms have been temporarily shut down.

    Academic Rigor

    Cabrillo will challenge you. The instructors take their job seriously and will guide you through their process or course. The classes are challenging in that they require a commitment to time management, study, and execution. Prepare yourself to put in the effort and you will receive the grade you deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you love learning in a friendly, supportive, and interactive environment then this is the campus for you. I enjoy the schools fitness center and the theater the most. The college is a few minutes away from beautiful beaches. A bonus for attending Cabrillo is the diversity of students.

    In three sentences

    Cabrillo is a great junior college to attend. I have enjoyed a great experience thus far. The college campus is friendly, clean, and active. The class sizes are small to medium; however, you get to know everyone quickly. The instructors are approachable,available for questions, and the instructors will speak to you in passing. The campus is of medium size and I find getting around very easy.