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  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Great school!

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed my time at ELAC. I have attended both the Southgate and Main campus. I reall like the Southgate campus because it is smaller and less people. I like my classes with few people.

    Am learning a lot

    East Los Angeles College has been a great school for me. I was going to Cerritos after high school but it was so packed, so I did not want to wait another semester, so I decided to register at Elac. Although there are no waiting lists at ELAC the chance of you getting into a class is high. I got into all the classes I wanted to, although they were full. I have learned a lot in these classes.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    look at all your options to get help, there are many out there.

    In three sentences

    elac goes out of their way to help students succeed. it is extremely diverse.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus safety is not that great. the cadets are only there for their own interest. they are usually flirting and not doing their job.

    Greek Life

    no greek life for this is a community college.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs around the campus and the best part is that its very easy to start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    this college is great for those who are confused about their major and for those who know what they want and strive for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    an unsual tradition me and my friends had was to gather up friends and people we randomly saw and make a huge picnic.

    Bang for the buck

    the program eop&s very helpful and provides grants for school supplies.

    What to do for fun

    there are many areas throughout the campus that are very relaxing to go and talk to friends.

    Food and Dining

    not great food in campus, but plenty of food places near campus.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms, so pretty much no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    it is average, because not all teachers there are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to eop&s, it is a program that helps you with grants for books and provides great counselors.

    In three sentences

    a good place to start your college years. a place to make great friends. good professor's that are there to help you succeed.

  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Community College is great for all of those who are struggling with money or simply do not know where they stand. Great for those in dilemmas and for those who need a pick up in course work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk in to the classroom with optimism and an open mind. Some of the professors who give mean faces or seem tough, do it out of the desire to teach all of us a valuable lesson: persistence and discipline. Community college professors are very supportive and will guide and train us all for four year universities.

    Bang for the buck

    Although, fees have gone up the quality of the education is amazing. Many of the professors are young and energetic, while others have a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to share with the students, making well-rounded people out of all the students.

    Am enjoying being here

    I chose to go to ELAC, because I was confused when i came out of high school. I was not quite sure if I could handle a four year college with a child. Thus, I chose a community college. My experience here has been mesmerizing. I have a lot of support from proffessors and counselors who have guided me in the right direction. There are so many opportunities, from internships to scholarships.

    Am learning a lot

    I believe that the outcome of a student has a lot to do with the quality of teaching from the professor. At ELAC, I have had great teachers with a lot of on hands work. Not only are the lectures very interesting, but they are also very relative to many of our lives. I have had professors who i can trust and rely on in case of an emergency. There are a lot of dialogues in and outside the class between professors and students as well which makes learning more personal and interactive.

  • 02/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want good experience, a cheap but satisfying education, and an entry way into a bigger style of learning. Also, check out the theater section while you're there, new fields are emerging each semester, most better than the last and covering all fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out what majors are held here and consider going for that so you can get some experience. Stop by the transfer office and look at the different universities and such you'd be interested in going to. Over at Elac, everyone wants you to get the highest education you can, so transferring should be your first step.

    Bang for the buck

    ELAC is a small school, but there are many classes to attend and a lot of extracurricular activities. Simply apply for a fee waiver, but even the normal price is nothing compared to what you can experience at such a school. Definitely bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Getting to know the teachers and students at ELAC is definitely helpful to an enjoyable experience, especially considering how nice and pleasent the majority of the campus is. There's a lot to do, a lot of clubs to join, and a lot of people to meet, plus plenty of events are happening each day if you really look around.

    Am learning a lot

    The school is constantly changing, adding new resources each day, but more importantly it listens to the students in terms of change. The teachers all want students to succeed and are willing to go the distance with each of them. With emerging fields in different categories, such as play-writing, directing, journalism, nursing, and many more, this school has much to offer in education.

  • 03/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for those who love the high school feeling campuses and love extracurricular activities. Also great for transfering and those who kind of want to glide through with their general education classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to always take an orientation and see a counselor before adding any classes. Also roam around and explore the different services and clubs out there at ELAC, as alot of them want to help you succeed in college and make you feel welcomed.

    Bang for the buck

    This place is very considerably cheap compared to ANY other community college. The best part is that if you're enrolled in ELAC, you are also enrolled in other 8 community colleges within the Los Angeles District. This gives you priority for registering for classes within the district. They even have a fee waiver for those who can't pay for college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Diffinitely feels great to be at ELAC, considering it being very cozy like campus feeling. The students here have lots of club spirit and are constantly participating in events. The services here like financial aid, admissions, and all other academic services are very helpful and makes transitioning to college a breeze.

    Am learning a lot

    This school's academic teaching can varie. It ultimately depends if you land on the right professors. Maybe because it is a community college... but some professors leave early, or just kind of glide through teaching class. I've attended ELAC for 3 years now so I've seen all sorts of professors. The really good teachers actually teach really well and like an university level.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is good for students that will like to transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn and you will learn a lot. Don't be scared to ask for help because pretty much everyone will be happy to help you out.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty cheap. I don't pay for my tuition because our school has a fee waver. Most of the students that I know have applied for the fee waver and have qualified.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school has such a great environment and the students here are very amiable.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are very friendly and will help you out if you ask them. All the professors I have had so far care about your education if you show that that you are determined to learn.

  • 09/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who don't know where to go from high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good grades and transfer quick.

    Bang for the buck

    You save a lot of money because the government pays for your classes and with your FASFA all you need to buy are your books. Put the money aside for when you transfer is the best advice I can give.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although I would have rather been at a University like I had initially planned I like the schools atmosphere. They welcome you into the school and it is easy to get around. Not to mention all the money I'm saving.

    Am learning a lot

    As a first time college student at ELAC I found out first hand how hard it is to add classes. Although it is hard the teachers there are great and they have many programs to help you transfer in 2 years.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are campus police patrolling the campus areas every now and then. we're pretty decent people despite the area the college is located. besides, if you're looking for trouble, you'll most definitely found it. so, as long as you stay out of trouble, you'll be safe.

    Greek Life

    there are no sororities or fraternities at elac. the student body is friendlier enough that we can consider ourselves a family.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a myriad of interesting clubs at elac. i am actively participating in two of them. most of the clubs are career-based, meaning, the clubs belong to determined field of study. the activities the clubs do are mostly bake sales. the food is delicious, and a most welcomed break from the food truck and fast food restaurants.

    Great for these types of students

    education is great for any type of student. but for elac, i will recommend it for students who are also working because of the flexibility. in a sense, elac is like an adult school because most of the students are older and/or have a degree and are only there to further their education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the three new gray buildings were built to house elac's most creative fields of study: art, music, dance, theater building, and the vincent price art museum. rarely are there any students around that little plaza, it definitely needs more life and students to create a comfortable and friendlier environment. sometimes, you'll be able to see some of the dance performers and musicians practice their score. it's quite interesting to see them do so! and eventually cheer them and become their fans and friends!

    Bang for the buck

    the price for the unit has rise a little bit, but that happens everywhere because of the temporary economic recession we're currently suffering. elac does offer a variety of scholarships and financial aid. so the help is there, but you have to do your part and seek for it.

    What to do for fun

    elac has a great performing arts center, newly opened. students can also enjoy of various art pieces in the vincent price art museum too, the largest museum in community college in southern california. i'm not a sporty person, so i cannot advise you as to the sports. but we have several varsity and sports' team on campus, and i've heard we're beating other colleges. the elac symphonic orchestra and dance and theater aren't bad either. they have several shows during the semester. also, we have debates and symphoniums. there are many things to do. come and see for yourself.

    Food and Dining

    if you consider snacks and sodas from vending machines as food, then great for you. on campus, there are several vending machines and only one food truck (which provides good food in my opinion, though the prices could be questioned). there are also several fast food restaurants nearby, like carl's jr., togos, subways, pollo loco, taco bell. if you don't own a car, the choices are limited.

    Dorm Life

    the student body is friendly and supportive, and most of them are willing to help you if you need help. there are no dorms at elac, though some people rent apartments nearby for x or y reason. i've heard good accounts of hospitality from them.

    Academic Rigor

    i give this a four star because my professors have been strict with me. however, i believe that varies according to education level. you cannot expect an algebra class to be more rigorous than a calculus ii class. every professor is experienced in their field and will provide challenges and support to the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    speak with a counselor upon registering to determine the courses you're going to need towards your degree or transfer. even though you'd like to take study slowly, you don't want to spend more then three years in any college.

    In three sentences

    east los angeles college provides a variety of classes that helps anyone willing to learn toward the goal of acquiring an associate's degree and those who plan to transfer to complete a bachelor degree. the learning environment is very encouraging, with professors that are experienced, challenging, and flexible. the student body is very helpful and supportive.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe. on campus police officers.

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    any kind of student is welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    new buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    if qualify can receive low cost classes.

    What to do for fun

    a lot of on campus clubs and academic organizations.

    Food and Dining

    cafe, snack machines and taco truck.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    a lot of wonderful classes. i wish i can take a lot more than i can, but books are costly.

    Tips for prospective students

    good transfer school.

    In three sentences

    really nice and clean campus. brand new buildings and everything.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    the college offers many activities to do for fun. if you are into sports the cross country and track team are both very active and pretty good in rating in the finals. also, there are those programs for those of you who enjoy doing math and science such as mesa. lastly, the college stands up for its beliefs so you can also protest along with many other students about the budget cuts and financial aid cuts.

    Food and Dining

    there is a man who has a small little stand inside the campus and he sells the best pizza and churros i've ever tasted. there is also a small car that sells great mexican food and sandwiches. we also have the student stores which have snacks and other delicious drinks.

    Dorm Life

    unfortunately, there are no dorms in the campus but there are people who rent apartments near school and bring roommates to help pay rent.

    Academic Rigor

    the students are all very willing in the campus. they try hard and create a competitive environment which is good because it pushes other students to also push their limits.

    Tips for prospective students

    for those students who want to make it all the way to the top in their career, this is the right college to prepare you before going to the university level. this is not high school anymore, so keep on top of all work and do not procrastinate. use the resources like the tutoring centers and writing labs in order to help you get that a for the home works and presentations.

    In three sentences

    east los angeles college is a wonderful college in which has the sufficient resources for a student to feel accommodated in. the college has great teachers who are willing to do everything in their power in order for students to get a good grasp of information. definitely, the campus has a good atmosphere, i love it!

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is something most people shouldn't have to worry about. as there are security going around the school patrolling making sure nothing happens and ensure the safety of the students. we even have staff members taking care of the school making sure this is a safe school.

    Clubs and Activities

    this school provides several clubs that students can join. there is the asu club where not only does it provide club services, but they also do lunches on campus just recently they had a sort of bbq in front of the technology building selling hot dogs and all sorts of things. this school has other clubs like bible club and all sorts of other clubs that all have their own activities for one to enjoy.

    What to do for fun

    at this school there is plenty to do it all depends on what one likes to do. if you're the type of person that enjoys watching games, and so forth then you can go watch the football, vollyball, or other sports; if you like to shop for fun then you can go shopping at the atlantic square as they have fashion stores there; if you like exploring new places then you will enjoy this small waterfall thats close to the school. if you like to just read for fun this school has a wide enough library that has several books to read from, the library also provides a wi-fi service all around the school so if you like browsing the internet for fun you can do it anywhere on campus!

    Food and Dining

    food and dining there are plenty of places around to eat. they have a variety of food one can select from chinese, hawaiian, carrows, subway, the hat, taco bell, pollo loco, carls jr, baskin robbins, and a couple few places more. but not just that there is also grocery stores around as the atlantic shopping center is right across the street.

    Dorm Life

    i'm unsure of the dorm life. as there are no dorms on this campus nor the other two campuses this school has. but there are apartments around the area by the school that all one has to do is cross the street to get to the school. apartments around are some what expensive, but then again monterrey park is a good and safe community.

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor i'm unsure of what the expectations are. i am unsure if there is a certain gpa one must keep to keep being enrolled, but one thing for sure is that if you want to keep getting assistance of financial aid make sure to keep those grades up! one must behave, and respect the teachers that's one thing the school does state.

    Tips for prospective students

    some tips of advise always listen to your teachers as they actually do want whats best for you. most teachers at other colleges will just hand you information but at east los angeles college teachers actually do take an interest in teaching you. another tip is always stay on task, and take advantage of the programs and different services the school provides for you as in counseling, workshops, and so on.

    In three sentences

    this school is one of the best according to my experience. this school provides a good education, a safe atmosphere, a relaxing place to study at being that your surrounded by nature trees all around. this school has nice, and friendly staff members perhaps like other schools every now and then a few rude ones but most are willing to help when needed, when questions are asked they try to help one.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    dont apply in a community college go straight to a university

    In three sentences

    There's alot of students. I didnt get to be a full time student.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    SUCKS! Cadets just their to flirt.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    There some good ones and some bad ones.

    Great for these types of students

    For all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said if you have goodteachers.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    It sucks.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not waste your time or the instructors.

    In three sentences

    Meet the right teachers. They will show you the ropes.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and family

    Tips for prospective students

    Students would like this school

    In three sentences

    This is the best school ever.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is excellent! I have evening classes and there are always sheriff officers on campus that offer students a ride to their parking space. The campus is pretty lit up and safe.

    What to do for fun

    The mall is not as far from school. There is also a Shakey's around the corner from it. Theres a place in the corner The Hat; they sell pastrami and burgers. A good place to hang out with friends or classmates.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food places around school. Including a taco truck located in the middle of campus. If you don't like tacos, then there is Carl's Jr, Subway, or IHOP, just to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    Since this college is a community college, there are no dorms. Every students commutes weather they have class in the morning or late at night.

    Academic Rigor

    If you don't ask a teacher for help they won't help you. Pretty much you;re on your own.

    Tips for prospective students

    A major tip I would give is, if a students is applying for financial help, to do it as soon as possible because it does take quite a while to receive the award. Also, go to EOPs and join programs on campus.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a community college. It offers good programs for any majors. A good, place to go right after high school if you're unsure of what major you want.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is not that many restaurants in the campus but there is fast food restaurants around the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    What i had problems with is getting professors that don't teach well. Also trying to add classes i need but could not because there was no space in the class. So i had to wait a couple of semester to be able to add the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Now what your studying and look for programs that will assist you and help you succeed in college. Try to take the class you need so you can transfer or get your degree as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school if your studying STEM major. They also have good math professors and chemistry professors. The only down side is trying to add the classes you want, there always full.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for the local student who may not know what to do after high school but doesn't want to give up on the idea of college. There are programs for all types of people and it's affordable! They also offer night and weekend classes for those with busy schedules.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Literally, every type of restaurant located around the corner. Not to mention, 3 very well stocked student stores on campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to register for classes as soon as they are made available to you through the online student information system. Strive to get to know professors on a personal level, as that will broaden the aid made available to you and possibly influence your overall major choice.

    In three sentences

    Being a relatively small and underfunded community college located in a not so great area, does not obstruct or limit the quality of education at ELAC. Quite the contrary, you find professors passionate about each student, willing to sacrifice time and whatever necessary, in order to aid them in preserving their motivation and succeed. I would definitely recommend this college to anyone not wishing to start off at a four-year, as it will orient you and ultimately get you on the right path for achieving your educational goals.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is alot cheap places to shop around there.

    Food and Dining

    lots great food area to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    top rating

    Tips for prospective students

    Give it your best the teachers never quick on you and you never want quick on them.

    In three sentences

    Best community college. They have excellent Teachers. Best part they have a sister chapter close to my home.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Sheriffs roaming the campus almost all the time. Unfortunately there is a baseball field that is being used as a parking lot with no lights. I got my truck stolen in this lot last semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports are easy to get into and participants are very friendly. Clubs and activities are not as accessible as I imagined.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students right out of High School. Asian students that traveled across the ocean learn. Students that want to achieve a fast and inexpensive education.

    Bang for the buck

    You get good credits and almost all classes are UC transferrable. Very close to towns like Alhambra, Pasadena, East Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Glendale.

    What to do for fun

    You can take your laptop, plug it in to the million sockets at school and zone out. You can also go to the library, the gym, or even to the photography lab downstairs (my favorite).

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on school campus are not that great. Food and dining around the school campus are excellent and at walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I live 10 minutes away. I do know that the living expenses nearby are exaggerated. It's not in the prettiest neighborhood and housing is a little expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    You will find some classes fairly easy, but generally all classes require an extra effort for the A. Good school and decent course selection for transferring to a University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do everything ON TIME and you will be golden. Anything turned in late will hurt you academically and overall. Don't worry about anything but learning and doing your work.

    In three sentences

    Not enough classes. Fun professors and nice students. Not enough student services.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security across campus and in the parking lot at all times.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities on campus. Thursdays there are usually a row of clubs that sell food and products to raise funds for their organization.

    Great for these types of students

    ELAC is a very diverse campus and is great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ELAC recently celebrated their first annual gay pride festival.

    Bang for the buck

    Professors understand textbooks are expensive and will give alternative options so students can spend as little as possible.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is undergoing construction at the moment so there is not a lot of options as far as how you spend your free time on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a food truck on campus. Across the street from campus there are a lot of fast food options.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life available.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at ELAC prepare their courses in order to be ready for the next journey in a Cal State or University.

    Tips for prospective students

    ELAC offers a lot of opportunities for new students. The professors are very helpful and will point you in the right direction.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is an amazing campus with endless opportunities. The professors go above and beyond to help their students in order to achieve their goal. ELAC also has one of the best engineering programs.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    23 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has a 24 hour campus patrol and the East Los Angeles Police Department is also stationed on campus, thereby providing an extra level of safety. The campus is a very well lit environment and provides a level of service that is comfortable to work and study. The Police Department has also collaborated with the college in training students who are interested in being involved with law enforcement.

    Greek Life

    Being that East Los Angeles College is a community college it doesnâ??t offer those kinds of amenities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The college has a large selection of clubs varying from mathematics to art. Being one of the largest community colleges in California it opens the doors for a more diversified college community, thereby offering more clubs or activities that can stimulate every individual.

    Great for these types of students

    The college has an outstanding program for students majoring in Art or Architecture. The Vincent Price Art Museum located on campus has a large selection of exclusive art work from Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh to name a few, as well as local up and coming artists. The museum has the largest collection of art from all community colleges in California; one can say that the museum is a great vessel of knowledge that can supplement the education of students majoring in Art and inspire others. The Architecture Department is a great program, which augments the studentâ??s perception of architecture and transforms an average student into a student competing against universities like USC and UCLA. East Los Angeles College Architecture Department has also beat out other local universities and community colleges in prestigious architectural competitions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    East Los Angeles College not only serves the students, but the local surrounding communities. On weekends the college opens its doors for swap meets and the opportunity for families to come together to spend time with one another.

    Bang for the buck

    Due to the nation economic situation the Los Angeles Community College District has increased tuition fees, which hinders students like me in pursuing a higher level of education. Thanks to programs like EOP & S (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services), they give an opportunity of success to local students, by providing books and materials for students in need.

    What to do for fun

    When not doing homework students can see the seasonal football, soccer and basketball games that are fairly popular on campus. The college also has an Olympic size indoor pool in which the students can take advantage of; the pool is also open year around. Other recreational activities include a gym, two indoor basketball courts and an arcade. The college hosts the rivalry, between two high schools in East Los Angeles, which has become a tradition that has embedded itself in the community. The game is seen as the Super bowl game for East Los Angeles, the tradition that dates back generations.

    Food and Dining

    Currently the campus is under a phase of constructing a brand new cafeteria and other dinning establishments. Being that East Los Angeles College has a growing number of students attending, other eating establishments have flocked around the campus to satisfy the needs of the students.

    Dorm Life

    Being that the college is a community college unfortunately dorms are not available for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The strong work ethic and dedication of the student body pushes the college to compete against higher level institutions. The collaborative effort on campus increases the network of cross-curricular integration of creativity and critical thinking that provides durable skills and knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the services that East Los Angeles College has to offer. The college provides free tutoring services for almost every subject. Get involved in a club at school and make a difference in your community. College isnâ??t just a place for learning, but an environment for you to grow and mature as an individual and contribute to society.

    In three sentences

    The college is an environment that is committed in helping you transition to the next level for a higher education. Its large body of diversity exposes students to new perspectives that contribute to individual growth. In essence East Los Angeles College is a place in which you can start at and go anywhere.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am strictly in school for my studies and any fun comes from my growth and development.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat at school

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research on the school prior to going. Make contact with the various department personal and ask questions. Find out all the resources that you may qualify to get.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles is school that is continuing to grow. There is a lot to offer and more to get together. The Nursing program is exceptionally brilliant.

  • 07/07/2012

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

    25 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want diversity and a small school environment.

    What to do for fun

    Well, it's in LA so just a bus ride or a 15 minute drive away, there is plenty of activity to jump in to and enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    The school has stores for snacks but no actual place to serve food, but there are plenty of places really close by to go and eat.

    Dorm Life

    There is none, it is a community college without dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers know you, so it pushes you to try harder since you don't get lost in the midst of a giant classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to register early and to stay on top of scheduling because classes get full quick, which I'm sure is an issue everywhere. Also do research on all the resources and programs ELAC has to offer because it can really help, and get involved as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    I have had the privilege to attend this college. Despite it being small, the people who work there really try to bring in as many opportunities as possible to ensure a successful college experience. The school has a very welcoming vibe, and it's diverse.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus has onsite patrolmen as well as station offices to report any wrong doings. I've always felt safe at this campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    This campus caters to multi racial studies, justice, and sexual orientation guidance groups. All clubs are welcoming and at no obligation.

    Great for these types of students

    Hispanic or of Latin descent students will find this campus relatable and comforting to their environment. Moreover, this campus also offers a variety in ethnicities from Asian, to India, to Caucasian, to African American.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I didn't see or hear of any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is welcoming and Financial Aid is provided. There are several other programs that are offered for low income students that may not be able to afford transportation and books.

    What to do for fun

    ELAC usually has football, basketball, and other sport competitions where students are encouraged to assist. Also, the theater and dance departments put on shows to raise funds for the school.

    Food and Dining

    There are several fast food restaurants located near by as well as venting machines and microwaves.

    Dorm Life

    This school does not provide on campus living arraignments. However, there are several living complexes near and special rates are provided for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers often share personal stories of struggle and triumph. This is done to demonstrate to the new student that anything is possible. If its noted that one is struggling the teacher will meet with you to discuss further help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Write down all questions and answers given. Keep records off all required paperwork. And don't forget to say please and thank you!

    In three sentences

    This school is phenomenal! Not only is the staff incredibly helpful but the school's environment is positive. Everyone encourages taking on a challenge and motivates you to do your best.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    It's good

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles has improved on the way it looks. It is a diverse college. Great college to meet people and study.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never had an issue but I've heard stories about others.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Club IYF's message Is sent with the right kind of heart.

    Great for these types of students

    Self starters, those who need minimal help from others.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Malibu bagels in front of the swim stadium has awesome fries.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Skate through campus.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of variety in types of food thanks to the surrounding restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    No such thing exists.

    Academic Rigor

    School here can get pretty intense at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead visit the transfer center before registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    Great school with great potential, just a few teacher who's unqualifying teaching skills are making it look bad.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe for the most part, except their security is too lenient.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities campus-wide. Offers to join come around every so ofter.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all cultural groups, as well as those who are planning on getting back on track. Easy to get started.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Exercise around campus. Malls are close by to shop as well as movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    Great food surrounding the school. Sometimes a Food Truck parks on campus offering great food.

    Dorm Life

    Housing around ELAC is not that cheap. Quite expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Almost like high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be cool and open-minded because there is a variety of cultural groups at this school. Also, be patient because lines for offices get really long.

    In three sentences

    Fair variety of classes. Cool students surrounding. Campus easy to navigate.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    theres nothing much there for fun

    Academic Rigor

    some professors are tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    good way to start from nothing.

    In three sentences

    A inexpensive, well made, institution to continue the journey of education. Elac has good ways to help someone continue their pursuit for knowledge. Budget cuts however are taking its toll on the school .

  • 07/26/2012

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

    31 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Not to bad.

    Academic Rigor

    I like it not to bad as well.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    top security for this community college a sheriff station is on campus and the officers are constantly patrolling.

    Greek Life

    not much greek life here at ELAC

    Clubs and Activities

    wide verity of club to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    nursing. criminal justice, theater...etc

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    days like Halloween and St Patrick day the school is decorated appropriately.

    Bang for the buck

    ELAC is an amazing campus, friendly environment and people.

    What to do for fun

    there are theaters, parks, and a mall near by.

    Food and Dining

    ELAC is in a perfect spot next to atlantic square. there are tons of places to eat and grab a snack between classes.

    Dorm Life

    since it is a community college it is in relative distance to Alhambra, East LA, El Sereno, Montebello. so you will be living with your parents or a apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are not difficult and the teachers will help by as much as they can by assigning cheap books.

    Tips for prospective students

    The counselors are there to help you in any way they can.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a wonderful school with a divers student body. It is a expanding campus with a newly renovated library. there are many resources at the students disposal.

  • 07/30/2012

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

    33 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I play video games, read books, and watch tv.

    Food and Dining

    The food is like any 7 eleven food .

    Dorm Life

    Am not going to dorm life so can't tell you anything about it.

    Academic Rigor

    I will try to purse the career of Criminal Justice to be a detective.

    Tips for prospective students

    To keep your grades up and try best to get along with others.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school that its faculty will help purse your career than other well know colleges. It's admission for classes is cheap compared to universities. It looks like what an ideal environment of what a college should look like.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I cannot really have a stand on this, because I rarely see any police...but there has not been violence or any related issue in the years I have attended ELAC.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs available to join. But that cannot be fun for all, just a few minutes talking to peers is an entertaining part of college.

    Food and Dining

    No cafeteria whatsoever. There is a lunch truck that is on campus almost everyday. The story also has some snacks. Fast food restaurants are located near the campus- for students who want food to go!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in ELAC - it is ridiculous that we have to pay for room and board and it is the most expensive utility that students have to pay.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you are caught cheating or plagiarizing , that is the end of your educational career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do all the paper work one or two months before any term begins. Make sure to have all the paper work needed when applying at the Admissions of Financial Aid office. Do not get hurt if some of the faculty or students do not give you the information needed; just ask other people. Also, keep track of registration appointments for each term. Apply to as many programs as you can- there are great programs that help students succeed in college. Apply to scholarships, do not always depend on family or the government to pay for school! Remember to earn high grades, regardless if you are transferring to an University or not. DO NOT procrastinate!!

    In three sentences

    The campus is decent and improving very year. There are great instructors- as well as lousy ones. Downside is that there are fewer classes available every semester and available classes are completely full - or may have exceeded the total number of students.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    top security

    Clubs and Activities

    psych, bible, drama, dance

    Bang for the buck

    textbooks sold by students are way cheaper

    What to do for fun

    swimming pool and fields

    Food and Dining

    tons of food places near by

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are university preparing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research what school you'll want to transfer to and what classes you'll need to transfer

    In three sentences

    Clean and friendly school. Professors are encouraging and supportive. Class scheduling is hard though.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are several sheriffs patrolling the school at all time.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not attend any clubs or activities as I am a full-time employee and father

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students, such as myself, transferring to CSULA, as many of the lower division classes can be completed at ELAC

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of tuition has increased significantly over the past couple years, but it is still cheaper then going to a university. if you can get a fee waiver or financial aid then the price is irrelevant.

    What to do for fun

    I am a working father, so I do not socialize at school.

    Food and Dining

    The only cafeteria that I have seen at ELAC is a catering truck and a couple hot dog carts

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in ELAC

    Academic Rigor

    I wish that the classes were a little more challenging. I think that the laziness of students these days has forced the teachers to simplify their curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early, check the locations of classes and times as the school is pretty large, and a lot of the chairs are cracked

    In three sentences

    Very well rounded in its academic programs, with several new buildings and facilities. ELAC offers several courses in its core classes and if one registers on time, they will almost certainly get the class they request.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are sherrifs patrolling the school in their little golf carts and they also have an office in the campus. However, the people are friendly and there are no problems.

    Greek Life

    None. It's a community college!

    Clubs and Activities

    Think of a club? Got it? We probably have it.

    Great for these types of students

    I would recommend it if you're still unsure as to what you want to major in because you can get your general eds out of the way. If the student has financial problems or they want to save money. Otherwise, it's good for anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really aren't any odd places to hang about in the school but you will definitely have options as to where to go.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're a full time student and you're documented, you' re in for free with a few student fees that do not surpass $20. Now, you may be in here for two years or less and if you want to transfer, you just saved maybe like $80, 000 because you have gotten your freshman and sophomore year out of the way. Congratulations!

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of clubs available to join. Otherwise, you'll probably be very busy with your coursework.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of small restaurants to go to. One of the most popular being Cook's Tortas, but if you're more traditional, there are two shopping centers filled with places to eat. If you're able to drive a little further, your options are unlimited.

    Dorm Life

    There is none.

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken honors courses and online courses so I base my judgement on this. The teachers are great and I know that people say, pfft, it's ELAC. Well, it's still challenging and your professors are really helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, I would suggest getting honors courses because they are easy and they look great if you're planning on transferring. I would also suggest that you take advantage of the online courses. Don't forget to talk to a counselor, tell them about what you're planning to major in so you both can develop an academic plan to transfer to your dream school.

    In three sentences

    It is really easy to apply. You can get your classes needed to transfer but it's a little hard on the first semester because you do not get priority. There is a lot of help for documented and undocumented students if you ask for it.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap. take advantage and complete your GE classes!

    What to do for fun

    SPORTS. There are many opportunities to join collegiate or intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    Many restaurants and fast-food locations are just a short walk away from East Los Angeles College.

    Dorm Life

    East Los Angeles College is a commuting college. Meaning that you will find that nearly everyone drives or finds a way from home to school and back on a daily basis.

    Academic Rigor

    This college is not a top tier college and neither are its academic standards. Although, some classes can be challenging and very demanding. Like all colleges, some classes and majors will be more demanding than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, register even faster. Classes here tend to fill rather quickly, most likely due to budget cuts, and it would be a pity to be left out of a needed class. The environment here is very relaxed and I have never had a problem in over a year attending classes at East Los Angeles College. Public Transportation is readily available as the Metro Rail Line is less than a few blocks away.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is very flexible to your schedule. Classes have become a bit overcrowded but with patience many open classes can be found. Lastly, the school is undergoing many renovations and it is looking very nice.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Securities always do a great job!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many Clubs and fundraisers

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to Improve there future!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is great to start a college career, perfect teachers, economical parking fees, classroom fees, and book fees !

    What to do for fun

    Computer lab is great especially to get homework done or search the web

    Food and Dining

    Various vending machines and a student store many nearby restaurants

    Dorm Life

    Classroom re good no dorms!!

    Academic Rigor

    Perfect

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose classes on time. Dont drop classes take advantage.

    In three sentences

    A great school with difference careers. Very good teachers. The prices for classes are very economical.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeteria here. Only a lunch truck but after a while you'll be tired of it. Thankfully across from college there's lots of options for food, from McDonald's to Subway, you name it.

    Dorm Life

    There's not dorms here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid everything last minute and try to be first if you want to add classes.

    In three sentences

    I'm a freshman though so I can't say much, but the first week here was wild and just unorganized, because of many, including me trying to add and drop classes.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Seeing that it is a community college there are not a whole lot of options like universities offer. However there are always sporting events going on as well as theatrical plays and improvs.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for students to choose from around the campus. If you have a mind set of a health guru there is a subway across the street from school and many tea restaraunts. Craving some comfort food? Well the school truck offers burgers, fries, fish, tacos and more! Not to sure what you want or are on a budget? There is a grocery store across the street from the campus as well as a Mcdonalds and Taco Bell.

    Dorm Life

    East Los Angeles College is a community college. Thus, there is no need for dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on what kind of student you are. If you take things serious and study on a daily basis then you'll see that school is challenging but not impossible to get high letter grades. If you choose to slack off and prep like an elemantary school child then perhaps the academic rigor at East Los Angeles College will be difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be little this college because the title East Los Angeles is involved. This school has diversity and fantastic tools for students to better themselves. Be positive and have goals so that you'r not there longer then you need to be. The number one tip is to stay on top of your school work and don't procastinate!

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a wonderful community college for urban city adults to attend. The entire campus has been renovated with state of the art classrooms and buildings. The teachers strive for excellence in your work and really want you to succeed.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    People judge Elac because of the area, but don't judge a book by its cover! Its a great school!

    What to do for fun

    I personally play sports for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is at least 5 or more fast food restaurants near the school, and in the school we have a taco truck that serves really good food!

    Dorm Life

    I live in Whittier but its not a bad drive to the school.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically its rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you ever need help, there is always someone willing to help you here at ELAC.

    In three sentences

    I love my experience here at East Los angeles College so far. The classes I have are great, and the teachers and students are nice. If I need help with anything there is always a resource I can go to, and I really like that!

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Start taking classes, even if you are still a high school student, get ahead.

    In three sentences

    The classes are really good. The environment is good. This semester there wasn't enough classes open and classes got full.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is visible.

    Greek Life

    Unkown

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Home of the 1984 Olympics.

    Bang for the buck

    ELAC is affordable and more than adequate as an Instructional institution.

    What to do for fun

    Join a variety of Social student body Clubs

    Food and Dining

    Lots of Restaurant's near by.

    Dorm Life

    unsure

    Tips for prospective students

    Veterans take advantage of the Excellent well versed and supportive staff. Also take advantage of the ASU benefits. Sign up to be a member.

    In three sentences

    ELAC Faculty are friendly and supportive. Chicano studies has a great campus strength network.I Recommend ELAC as a great place to start your Education to obtain your AA or Transfer to a University.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are beautiful views to drive up to while on break. Grab a bite and go to a view to relax. There are parks, and stores near the school.

    Food and Dining

    The plaza is located outside of ELAC. If you have a break, Togos, Subway, IHop, and other stores are at a convenient spot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be enthusiastic.

    In three sentences

    ELAC has been renovated tremendously. Some professors are great and some are not, just as in any other school. I found my hero at ELAC.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 87

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It is a small community college that I'm attendig to help me recieve my bachelors.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although there has been accidents around campus, I complete feel that it is safe place to be around. There are always security guards patrolling the campus day and night and the crime rate is really low. The campus is a great place to be and I have never seen anything violent happen in campus.

    Greek Life

    It is a community college, so sadly there is not greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    One of the largest community colleges, clubs and activities is one of the important things in a student's life. There is a lot of involvement in clubs in which I personally am involved and also constantly active in activities. It is a great experience and a good way to meet many students who have the same goals as you also.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a brand new library build in my campus which is great for many students who love to have a great place to learn. It is cozy, quiet, and efficient to getting things done. It is a great place for students who are serious in getting work done.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school does not have any unusual traditions like many Universities, but it does have many great locations on campus. There are many places where you can go and be around a green environment. This serves to relax the person and help them concentrate on whatever they have in mind.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many places around the campus that you can go and does not require you to use much of your money. There are cafes around which do not charge you over the top for coffee. There are also stores where you can go buy the essential food and you don't have to worry about spending so much.

    What to do for fun

    Many students that are looking for fun will find themselves with a lot to choose for. There are many sports where one can go and support their school. There is also many shows such as acts or comedies where one can go and enjoy and have a great time.

    Food and Dining

    Aside from the fast food chains around the campus which are bad for your health. There are some restaurants that are great to eat in. There is Thai House which I enjoy very much and many more such as mexican restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Sadly I do not dorm, and there are no dorms in this community college or any for that matter, I believe.

    Academic Rigor

    I will have to say that I like most of my peers did not find school easy and when transitioning to a college setting work became tough. There are many instructors who will push you constantly to see how devoted you are and many hope to see you succeed. I believe this can help students excel not only in school but in their everyday life.

    Tips for prospective students

    First and most importantly, when you begin any school you have to learn to ask questions and search for answers. If you ever want to be successful then you have to go and ask instructors and counselors for guidance. Always be willing to work for your goal and never give up even when things get rough.

    In three sentences

    There is no doubt in my mind that East Los Angeles College has prepared me for my future. It is has been a great school for me, my friends, and my siblings. I strongly belief that East Los Angeles College is doing a great job at encouraging our community to push ahead and work for what we believe in.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Capus safety is ranked very high. I never have concern of my safety when in this campus. At night it is very peaceful with no problems or distruptions of peace.

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities in East Los Angeles College. There are radio stations like AMP 97.1 that visit often and promote and do giveaways to the students. There are clubs of every subject and purpose you can think of, so there is a club that is good for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students who are looking for a close helpful college that will lead them to the road of success and transfer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a college fair once every semester.

    What to do for fun

    There are several tables to hang out with friends or study/read. There is a very comfortable library to help a student catch up on their assignments.

    Food and Dining

    East Los Angeles College has a very weak food area, lacks cafeteria and their main food service is a lunch truck and a small eating area right beside it.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life available, due to it being a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    For being a community college in East Los Angeles, it has done a tremendous job in their field and has shown California how good and helpful it is. ELAC is very good for transfer students and has an incredible nursing program, along with clubs of every outcome.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be a prospective student all you need to do is to not procrastinate on your class assignments because college is not easy and takes up a lot of your time outside of class. Also, you need to take advantage of all the services out there for the students, whether it is workshops or programs. Also, be aware of what is happening in your surroundings because you may be interested in an event.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a very simple, optimistic college that is doing very well in helping their students succeed. They have plenty of workshops and services that are a great service for the benefit of the student. Also, ELAC's teachers are very helpful and care for their students success.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Never slack off.

    In three sentences

    it is a good school to take your general classes.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The sheriff station is located on campus. This does help but there has been some recent crimes, which makes it kind of scary to be in places where there are no securities around.

    Greek Life

    Not too sure that ELAC has a greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Some clubs can be the political science club, psychology, philosophy, chicano studies. Student has the option to chose what clubs they would like to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are motivated to pursue their careers. Students that feel comfortable being in a small campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Maybe the construction site. This site is very unusual and students have to take a different route to get to some buildings.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang around with my friends and spend time with my family. I like to enjoy a good book.

    Food and Dining

    Only food is the Food Truck. There are clubs that usually sell food during the semester to fund raise.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for ELAC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the counseling center so you can have an educational plan. Having this educational plan will help to make the college experience easier and smoother.

    In three sentences

    Very good school. Teachers are very helpful. If students commit to their classes they are guaranteed to be successful.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are food trucks and small campus stores, but nothing big.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your classes early, because they fill up really fast. When choosing classes, go for instructors that will actually teach you and are passionate on their subject. Keep track of your daily homework and study sessions.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a decent community college for someone looking to transfer. There are limited academics but the professors seem to care about students. One downside is the overcrowding at the college.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food courts around the school

    Dorm Life

    No doms

    In three sentences

    It is a good school many opportunities and there are many resources. The environment is great students help each other.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Last semester there was a guy that was taking peoples cell phones. There was more security at night. I feel safe there.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have joined the criminal justice club at East Los Angeles College at the main campus and I enjoy the weekly meetings. I can't usually attend the field trips as I have a full time job but I like to help with the fund raising.

    Great for these types of students

    I have made lots of friends and have joined the criminal justice club. This is where I have met new people and help fund raise for the community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None. I take the bus to school after work (do not have a car currently)

    Bang for the buck

    I try to save up money but it is hard being the only one that is working. I have a daughter that is at Long Beach City College and is not working as well as a 24 year old son that is not working and a 13 year old son in Middle School. I try my best. I work 40 hours a week and go to school and have a 4.0 GPA. I think I am doing something right. I try my best but sometimes I do get frustrated.

    What to do for fun

    I take my children to the movies sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    I cook at home and try not to eat out as much.

    Dorm Life

    I live at an apartment with my 3 children. No dorm living there

    Academic Rigor

    Take lots of notes and use 3x5 cards for notes/studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please make sure to register quickly because the classes are full fast.

    In three sentences

    I feel this junior college is very good. I am an older student and they try to make things easier at time. The teachers are very knowledgeable and I have learned alot. I think they need a little help in organization at the beginning of the year.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    VERY SAFE CAMPUS,AND NOT TO MENTION THEIR IS A SHERIFF STATION DOWN THE STREET. SO I FEEL VERY SAFE.

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS OF CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES. LOVE ALL THE OPTIONS THEY HAVE, AND HOW FRIENDLY PEOPLE ARE WITH ONE ANOTHER,WHEN TRYING TO JOIN.

    Great for these types of students

    THIS IS GREAT FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING OF NEW CULTURES AND OTHER STUDENTS. ITS ALWAYS GREAT MEETING SOMEONE NEW THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN YOU,I FELL LIKE THEIRS A LOT WE CAN BOTH SHARE AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.

    What to do for fun

    THEY HAVE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND CLASSES TO TAKE. INVOLVING MUSIC,ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, AND A LOT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVING PROGRAMS. ALSO SPORTS!

    Food and Dining

    GREAT VARIETY OF FOOD AND RESTAURANTS TO EAT FROM. ALL FROM GOOD OLD BURGERS, CHINESE FOOD, MEXICAN FOOD ETC. A BIG SHOPPING CENTER ACROSS THE STREET, AND THE MALL BEING A MILE OR 2 AWAY.

    Dorm Life

    UNFORTUNATELY THEY DO NOT DORM,BUT IT IS A VERY GOOD SCHOOL.

    Tips for prospective students

    YOU GUYS SHOULD DEFINITELY TRY AND APPLY FOR EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE, STAFF AND FACULTY THEIR ARE VERY NICE AND HELPFUL. STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES,ITS AWESOME YOU GET TO MAKE DIFFERENT FRIENDS AND KNOW NEW PEOPLE.

    In three sentences

    HELLO,WELL JUST LIKED TO SAY THAT I REALLY ENJOY GOING TO EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE. I FEEL LIKE ITS QUITE A GREAT SCHOOL,AS WELL AS IT HAVING A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT EVEN THOUGH IT HAS A GREAT DIVERSITY IN ETHNICITY,I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES TO INTERACT AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    A lot of variety all around the campus, and husky store is Amazing.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Your own Pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do things in advance. It's better to be early than late.

    In three sentences

    This school is very open to all types of students that have different dreams and aspirations. They always try their best to help you and give you an opportunity in every turn. It's a great school for someone who wants guidance.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    many clubs

    Bang for the buck

    it all depends on how much effort you put in studying. great teachers with lots of knowledge

    What to do for fun

    study, meet new people

    Food and Dining

    no cafeteria but there are local restaurants so bring money there are soda machines and stuff

    Dorm Life

    it does not have dorms but its a great pace to socialize and get to know new cultures

    Academic Rigor

    don't think because its a community college you have it easy. study hard and come prepare to class. its not high school so be respectful. teachers are helpful and will help you but you have to ask for help first

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for book grants like Eopns, financial aid and all those programs

    In three sentences

    great college for general education, making friends and getting the help to achive your educational goals

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards on every corner that keep that campus safe night and day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Just about anything you are into, there is a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who plan to transfer with a technology major.

    What to do for fun

    There are usually events held between the music and theater department buildings that consist of food, music, and dancing.

    Food and Dining

    There are two student stores at East Los Angeles College that are across campus from each other and a food truck but that is about it.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at ELAC but there are houses very near the campus that local and international students rent and share rooms with students who attend CSULA.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too strict unless you are in an academic program.

    Tips for prospective students

    See a counselor, join a club, and take advantage of the free tutoring,

    In three sentences

    The faculty and staff really care about your future. They will go that extra mile to make sure you succeed. Overall it is a great school to attend and transfer from.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 87

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I love the campus and I love the professors.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is a student store but it is on the pricey side. I recommend going to the dollar store,CVS, Rite Aid or any other nearby stores if you want to buy a snack. If you can't or don't have time then the student store is your best bet. There are a lot of food places around. You can eat burgers, Hawaiian food, tacos, pizza, Chinese,etc.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at ELAC.

    Academic Rigor

    Class room can be packed with students. It is hard to get a math or English class if you are not already registered. Some teachers are interesting and the teacher keeps it fun. The classes are sometimes tough and some are fairly easy.

    In three sentences

    It is in a great location with plenty of between and after class activities. It is sometimes a difficult process to start but one you get the hang of it it's easy. Classes could be a little more user friendly.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has a sheriff station located on campus, and it is located in a calm neighborhood. You can often find officers patrolling the campus so you don't have to worry about safety. I feel that this is one of the safer campuses in the greater Los Angeles area.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are a wide variety of clubs available, and the seriousness and opportunities provided the them also vary. I have seen many clubs provide guest speakers and workshops related to their interests. There are definitely many great clubs on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    The faculty responds greatly to motivated students who show an interest in what they are learning. If you are timid, you will find the atmosphere here greatly encouraging. No matter set backs you have had, as long as you are determined, here you will feel as though you can reach whatever academic goal you have set for yourself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an art museum located on the campus. Major construction work is currently taking place.

    Bang for the buck

    Make the most out of the time and money you are spending here. If you take the education seriously, the opportunities will follow.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to search for students who share similar interests. These clubs often organize social events and take trips to the beach or the closest theme parks. The best thing you can do in this part of the city is form a network of friends to go out with.

    Food and Dining

    As a community college Elac does not have a cafeteria. Fortunately there happens to be a Carl's Jr and Taco Bell right across the street. There are also many other big chain restaurants around the Atlantic Square Plaza, which is just adjacent to the campus, such as IHOP and Carrows.

    Academic Rigor

    The numerous course listings and faculty provide a broad range of academic rigor. There are many courses maintained by instructors to sufficiently prepare you to transfer to a 4 year institution with rigorous academic standards. For students who do not have extensive time to invest, there are instructors who maintain a flexible course load for part time workers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Elac provides many opportunities for motivated students. As such it pays to go out of your way to discover all of the opportunities available to you as soon as you step onto the campus. After all, you wouldn't want to discover a program that was designed to help students just like you to reach your educational goal during your last term at the school!

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College provides numerous opportunities for motivated students looking to transfer to a 4-year university despite the many hardships and setbacks often faced by community college students. Many useful resources are available to assist students in their academics. The majority of the faculty help create a very supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is only one food truck throughout the whole campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm in this college.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned alot from the studies from my assignments and projects.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the prospective students: apply early and study hard

    In three sentences

    My school is one of the most competitive colleges in Los Angeles County. The school has been constructing new building Since I transferred here. The facilities provided by the school is top notch.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The ELAC tuition rate is small, only about $46 per unit so having a full schedule can range to about $500. However, the textbooks needed for the classes cost from about $50 to over $100, which makes it hard for students to get the necessary reading material they need for classes.

    What to do for fun

    ELAC has various clubs and other extracurricular activities that they can participate in. Such clubs include the Sociology club, the ASU (Associated Student Union), various art and theater clubs and other types of clubs students can join.

    Food and Dining

    ELAC has no cafeteria, but there are several local restaurants surrounding the college that students can go and eat food at. Such restaurants include McDonalds, Carl's Jr., Subway, Taco Bell and various others.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at ELAC being that it is a community college. However, there are apartment complexes that students can move into if they need to be closer to the college.

    Academic Rigor

    East Los Angeles College's classes are not that difficult to pass, but are not too easy or remedial. Some of these classes are on par with those of the UC or CAL State college.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students who plan on attending this college, make sure that you get your classes before the semester starts. It is hectic trying to get the classes you need before and during the school year. Most classes get full that only a small amount of people can be accepted inside even though the class has reached its maximum occupancy.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs at ELAC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for EOPS program to get a head start in registration. Go see a couselor at least twice a semester to know whether you are on track or not.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college that offers a wide variety of courses. There is a lot of construction being done here.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    64 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a Sheriffs department within East Los Angeles College's campus. Throughout my time there, there were never any incidents of violence.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs I am sure; however, I only belonged to the Animation club. There we discussed plans to produce a short film, and supported every artistic visions.

    Great for these types of students

    East Los Angeles College is great for all types of students aspiring to become professionals. There you will find strong leaders willing to pass on their knowledge to those interested in learning.

    Bang for the buck

    Thanks to the support and teachings of ELAC's Art, and Animation professors I was granted admission to Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television, my dream school. ELAC will always have a special place in my heart, and I can sincerely attest that it is a strong Community College that will lead you to attaining your dreams.

    What to do for fun

    At East Los Angeles College you will find other students who share your interests, and are passionate in moving forward. Together you motivate one another to study, and work harder.

    Food and Dining

    Across East Los Angeles College you will find several fast food restaurants. They are not particularly great, but they are convenient for a quick bite.

    Dorm Life

    I believe East Los Angeles College does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    East Los Angeles College takes academic rigor seriously; therefore, one must always be prepared to face the challenges professors have in store for you. Professors at ELAC truly challenge scholars to use their critical thinking skills, and inspire them to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise all prospective students to be on time, and be respectful towards their professors and peers. Learning to listen is a vital quality every aspiring scholar needs to thrive at ELAC. Most importantly, learning to embrace ELAC as a part of your academic life will further enhance your opportunities in the work force.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a well-rounded Community College that offers an array of majors, and career paths. It was the place where I was fortunate to have lived my first experience as an aspiring Animator. Its art department houses a strong collection of professors who lead their students in to career paths that yield great results.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has a police station on the right side of the campus and there is cadets walking around campus so i would say this is a pretty safe campus even though it isn't in the best location.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unfortunately i did not join any clubs here at the campus but I know there is a bunch of clubs here that you can join.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition here was very affordable about two years ago but it went from $20 to $47 dollars a unit!!

    What to do for fun

    Near the campus there is a park you can go to between classes but what i like to do is go to the LA fitness a couple of streets away. Other than that there is not much to do around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    One thing i do love about this campus location is that you have many places to choose for lunch located right next to the campus. A few restaurants are Chippotle, Ihop, Carls jr, Yoshinoa, jamba juice, etc. and in the campus there is a lunch truck

    Tips for prospective students

    For the students who will attend the campus soon I would say to not take the classes lightly because it will require effort on your part. As i mentioned before this campus does provide help if you do need it for a class. Try to get your classes as soon as your registration date allows you because it is difficult to add classes.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a school with good potential to teach well for students who want to learn and so far, I have had both good and bad professors. I honestly believe that it is possible to get straight A's in every class you add there even if the professor is not the best at teaching. This school provides enough tools and help to aid students in reaching their goals but you have to want to learn.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety was not as well as it look during the day, Once its dark, there are less sheriff walking or driving around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Joining clubs are fun! Able to meet various people and the club activities are great. Especially when join in spring semester, many college visit are open for all students to join.

    What to do for fun

    If you have extra time, join some sports and club to have more fun and meet new people. A very good opportunty to get connections in different fields.

    Food and Dining

    There is a food truck in school campus. Also, sometimes there are fundraisers in school with club selling foods. Various food choice.

    Dorm Life

    Theres many apartments for rent around the school area and the closest one is just 2mins walk away from school. Although I don't live around there, but I know some friends who live there, and they got great environements around. There is also a park above the hill.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are very kind and welling to help students to fully understand the materials.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive school at least 15mins early to get a parking spot; this can pervent one to be late to class. Work on your best quality, don't relay on past students with the past works. Communicate with professors well to know what you need help the most.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is considered big and there are mroe buildings coming up. There are many trashcans in the campus for students to keep the campus area nice and clean. Various parking spots and very nice staff in the campus for help.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus saftey is very secure even though it appears unsafe there are many hidden emergency buttons around campus that one can push and school police will be in help in hand.

    Great for these types of students

    smart last minute need of assistance

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the swimming pool many people are unaware that it has two pools one shallow and deep pool that ranges from 3 to 13 feet and has a basement with a spectacular gorilla glass that you can a great view of athletes swimming underwater.

    What to do for fun

    there is a public park nearby campus which can be a good place to get some running and exercise, as well as the school campus that be fun to walk around to lay off the heavy studying.

    Food and Dining

    there are many dining areas from your local mc donalds, starbucks and chinese food across the street to I hop and carrows right around the same shopping center.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life since this campus offers no dormitory so your best bet is to either find an apartment nearby or stay with a friends & family.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers are good when the instructor has visual aids and bad when a teacher is overly confident and does not offer any visuals to understand the subject better.

    Tips for prospective students

    is not high school anymore school is awesome when a class is interesting and the instructor has visual aids tutoring is mandatory and when you reach to English 101 and above beware a lot of research and argumentative papers are mandatory to pass.

    In three sentences

    Elac is a happy and sad place to study. Elac has an amazing swimming pool. Elac has a cozy library.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus sheriffs are always patrolling the area and are very friendly and inform us of what we can do in case something was to happen.

    Greek Life

    Elac doesn't have greek life on campus. They do however; have student groups and clubs.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities on campus. Elac has a list of different clubs and support groups as well. I attended a few and I really enjoyed them. There's different clubs for student's different needs. They have math clubs and other supporting groups that help students achieve their goals.

    Great for these types of students

    Elac has different racial backgrounds and ethnicities, therefore; it's good for all types of people. Most of the students there, like myself embrace and accept different races and don't discriminate them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SInce the majority of the students at Elac are Hispanic, they celebrate this with the aztic dancing and food. I attend one once and it was really interesting and exciting to see their performace. The children were involved also which made it really interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    I have money to buy my books, but sometimes I don't have enough money to do other things, such as everyday life expenses, such as rent, gas, bills, etc. because books are really pricey.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I usually go to the library because I enjoy reading. There are lots of stores and places students can go around there and that are not too far. And student clubs are available to all students. There's also a movie theatre near by and a very social enviroment.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining near Elac is really accessible and affordable. They have student discounts on the food we purchase. And, it's within walking distance. There are many different restaurants to choice from and different culture foods.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in Elac. Student either ride their bikes there, take a bus, or drive.

    Academic Rigor

    One thing I wish Elac did have that I consider to be rigor is awareness. I believe that students are not aware of the things that go on at Elac because were not aware of the clubs, the meetings, and information that I believe students should be aware. I been attending Elac for about 1 year now and If I don't ask I will not find out basic information that should be said.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be stay movitivated and don't give up. Also, for continuing students and students who have changed their major or carrer, my tips are never give and it's never too late. Motivated yourself, stay positive, and do your best.

    In three sentences

    I would recommend Elac to anyone who wants to better their life's, continue their education, and get a well paid carrer. I rate Elac as one of the top 10 college in L.a. The staff and teachers are professional and take time off their schedule to teach, so that students are ahead and understand the class course.

  • 08/15/2013

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

    69 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since ELAC is currently under construction it is always gaurded by security. Many people see a downside to construction but I see it like me going to school, hard work makes improvements.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't even started but I already plan on joining a club. At first it took me a while buts once there are so many but I finally decided to join ASB. I was in ASB in highschool so it wasn't a shocker. The clubs are as diverse as the people. It is also easy to start your own club, a friend of mine who attends ELAC plans to start a yugioh card game club.

    Great for these types of students

    ELAC is really diverse which is why I liked it so much. I found myself different from others, but never inferior. At ELAC everyone is accepted.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the nicest places on campus is the practically collesium. It is where the football team plays against other colleges. It really is a beautiful thing.

    Bang for the buck

    ELAC is a great way to save money. Nowadays a college education is one of the biggest expenses I feel that elac is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    I haven't yet attended the school since I start at the end of August but I can see there is a bunch of entertainment not only on the campus but around the area. I've already fallen in love with a local restaurant designed for college students. It has a variety of Chinese food and has a bunch of fun games like air hockey, table tennis. A bunch of arcade games, and more fun stuff. However on campus there ialways events from the many clubs on campus like the drama club who are always whipping up lovely plays.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't yet visited the cafeteria, but there is always somewhere to eat. Only adblock away from the school there is a great selection of not only fast food restaurants but also healthier choices. Even though I am a vegetarian I can always find something to eat when I'm at ELAC.

    Dorm Life

    Ther aren't any dorms available onside but they have available listing of reduced apartments around the area.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't yet started attending ELAC but the times I have talked to counsalors and staff I can tell they are very serious when it comes to academics. They push their students to make sure they not only achieve but excel in what they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep yourself updated on the many programs ELAC has to offer. The here are always different options for different majors and it is also a great way to ensure classes.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles college has a variety of programs to help further my educational career in biology. The campus is getting new buildings and technologies throughout the year and has a wonderful staff. ELAC may often be underrated but is a great college built to make their students exel.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for all types of people, majors, and personalities. Ranging from the Beauty Maintenance Club to the Accountining Club to the school newspaper.

    Food and Dining

    There is plenty to eat and drink in the area within just a few blocks radius.

    Dorm Life

    No on/off campus dorming available.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class has it's unique form of instruction, all based on the course of study, instructor and students. Classes are hardly too difficult to pass and many professors are understanding of the hardships that students face on a daily basis and usually do not intend to make life difficult for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please, register for all classes as early as possible to get the classes needed, classes fill very quickly. Fill out any survey proposed by the college to help petition for more classes.

    In three sentences

    When I first began at East Los Angeles College it was a great, diverse environment, where international and local students thrived and exceled in the classrooms. Unfortunately, the recent budget cuts and campus construction have made it much more difficult for students, including myself, to reach our upmost potential. Over-crowded classrooms and downsized class selections have interfered with graduation and transfer eligibility.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs available.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. Participate in class and school activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask about programs. Stay involved in school. Keep a positive attitude and it will all seem much easier.

    In three sentences

    Helpful to any student looking for a start. Filled with many opportunities in a very diverse amount of areas of study. Friendly environment. Great school with awesome teachers.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Across the street are decently priced restaurants and shopping stores. ELAC is near downtown Los Angeles and also Main Street in Alhambra (more dining, shopping, and movie theatres.)

    Food and Dining

    I was told before my time they had a cafeteria. However, currently there is only the student store has generic sandwiches and snacks.

    Dorm Life

    This two year college has no on campus nor off campus residencies. There are plenty of apartments near the campus, all unaffiliated.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the Professors at ELAC also work at UCs, CSUs, and some private colleges (I took a biology class with a Professor from USC.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the campus' resources: the transfer center, the math and writing labs, the learning assistance center. Make appointments to see a councilor, and make an appointment to see the same one throughout your semesters at ELAC. Apply to student oriented programs such as EOPS, Adelante Program, FYI, etc. These programs help with textbooks and the transfer process.

    In three sentences

    Community colleges have a negative connotation where the students go and never leave. However, ELAC has many opportunities not to be overlooked. Will power is everything and with resources like the transfer center who have representatives from UCs, Cal States, and private universities available to council you, so long as you are motivated you will get your monies worth in education.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    73 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety of a student is not always the greatest but I can assure you that the administration is working hard to change this,

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs that are active within the campus earn their money through the Associated Student Union and can raise money for special trips.

    Great for these types of students

    Join Clubs!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    East Los Angeles College is the biggest community college in the district it belongs to and so student advocacy is very important and something most students participate in marches or local events.

    What to do for fun

    The best thing a student can do for fun within East Los Angeles College is join a club! There are over 50 clubs and if there are none that the student would life to participate in, forming a club is not that difficult.

    Food and Dining

    The campus will have a cafeteria in 2016 and now the students can all enjoy the various food locations around campus, the lunch truck, and food from the Husky Store.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in East Los Angeles College but there are several apartments behind the campus in which many of the students live.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can vary from easy to difficult, it all depends on the instructor and the policies they implement, Taking that easy class is not a smart thing to do, in my opinion, cheating yourself out of an education is not right. Take the plunge and take take the courses with the difficult instructors. Balance work/home life/student life and it will all work out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help when you need it. When all the options of help seem to have failed, keep looking because there is always someone else that can help. Every college or university experience is what the student makes of it, organization is key to it all, and keep your mind on the set goal. Where one door closes, a window will open.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College amongst the local high school does not have the best reputations yet it is an expectational college. There is always someone to guide you as a student if you take that extra step to ask for the help. Most of the instructors and professors are amazing and very understanding.

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    you will enjoy beginning college at this school because the help you will need to get started, guided, and ever to build your confidence is available.

    In three sentences

    very helpful school many available opportunities offered i love this school because it has a handful of very helpful and caring staff like teachers and some workers

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a sheriffs office on our campus and they are always patrolling the parking structures and hallways.

    Great for these types of students

    Low income. They have lots of programs that help you pay for school.

    Bang for the buck

    Good classes lots of help, if you look for it, and they try to get you to your goals as soon as possible.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of restaurants all around ELAC.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here, It is a Jr. College but there are always postings around the school looking for potential roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the teachers you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Set up an appointment with a counselor ASAP and have an education plan 2. Go to the workshops they have, they are all free 3. The financial aid line is almost always long so get there early 4. Visit the transfer and career centers they have lots of helpful people! 5. Always ask questions

    In three sentences

    It is a small but growing campus. There are a lot of workshops for almost everything from transfers to writing essays. Classes are 40-46 students teachers a very well educated (well the ones I've had) and classes are on a scale from 1-10, 10 being impossible to get into I would say a solid 5 not to hard not to easy for your core classes like math, science and english.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    hghhrfyyfch

    Greek Life

    fgdsrtyry

    Clubs and Activities

    -bible studies -aj club -meca many many more

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    East Los Angles classic is held on this campus every year.

    Bang for the buck

    jfgyugujgj

    What to do for fun

    sports, dance, gym, clubs, etc

    Food and Dining

    Theres a lunch truck on campus with pretty good food as well as many dining options across the street from the art building of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    no dorming available

    Academic Rigor

    fdfdsfstghh

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for college

    In three sentences

    The campus is very welcoming overall. The professors here are great instructers and the staff here are very helpful. There are great programs, clubs, and help for students campus wide.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is everything. Clubs, sports, events, food sells, fieldtrips! even art galleries!

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with counselors constantly. take advantage of the resources and amazing workshops given. Work hard and believe in yourself.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College has been very helpful. This School empower students and motivates the students. We believe we can go anywhere from Elac!

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe for the most part, security is always paroling around and helping the disabled students who cant walk by driving them in the electric karts.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of different clubs available at Elac that can be enjoyable to just about anyone looking to try something new. If it doesn't fit your style you can always create your own kind of club empower others to do the same. The East Los Angeles College museum is a fascinating place to go and look at the art work. Your Professors might even give you extra credit if you go and visit!

    Food and Dining

    Different foods an locations are everywhere surrounding East Los Angeles College. There aren't a lot of healthy options but it is great for people who do not own a car since it is right around the corner. This is a great benefit because it gives you more options on what food you want to eat and such.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life available.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college the professors are there to teach. My professors at Elac are a little bit flexible when it comes to not turning work in but this may rarely happen with other teachers there. You are responsible for yourself, they wont hold your hand and guide you step by step you have to seek them for help on your own.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to class early to be able to ask questions about the lesson Go to sleep early if you have class early to be rested and to not be late because some professors wont tolerate more than three tardies. Make appointments to the writing center(if you have an English class) two weeks in advance because it gets full very quickly. Make time for studying at least for an hour for your subjects

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a well-known college and was recommended to me by my mother since she was a past student there back in '05. The classrooms in the old buildings are small and the desks are a bit worn out and rickety but the professors there are very smart and they are very helpful. The campus is not too big so that�s always a plus since you won�t have to walk very far to your class or take a bike. The thing I like most about Elac is that it is surrounded by many different places to go and eat, like Taco Bell, Yoshinoya, and so on. Since it is small there aren�t that many places to sit around by yourself so get used to being around your peers a lot. The library is great place to look up information you need on any topic for your class it is clean and people respect each other there. However it is always crowded with students so finding a chair or a computer may not be available most of the time. The librarians are also very helpful and nice, it is what makes the library more enjoyable and relaxed.

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    79 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One thing about East Los Angeles College has many cadets that will help you feel safe.

    Greek Life

    dont apply to me

    Clubs and Activities

    East Los Angeles College has many clubs. I personally I am in the Sociology Club which I am the Historian.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't spend much time in the main Campus I wouldn't be able to know. In the South Gate Campus there's this little student place where people hang out and do homework.

    Bang for the buck

    I am social butterfly I love talking to people making conversations. I have been volunteering for 5 years now. I like working with kids and helping them to get a better future.

    What to do for fun

    It all depends who I am with and how much money I have. When I have enough money i enjoy planing some pool or bowling. Living in Los Angeles there's always something fun to do with friends.

    Food and Dining

    On campus they have food trucks and theirs places local where you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    Don't apply to me

    Academic Rigor

    Some teacher do have a heavy accent hard to understand at times. Sometimes is hard to add classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a student trying to enroll in to East Los Angeles College (E.L.A.C) and to add classes don't wait till the end, it gets harder to add.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a great school. With the main campus located in Monterrey Park, California and a smaller one in South Gate, California, they both are good and engaging. I have learn so much and teachers are good.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great campus safety I have never had an issue feeling unsafe we have security on campus and on the parking cites.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who could go to College straight from high school and who want to go into nursing because Elac has a greta Nursing program !

    Bang for the buck

    we have 3 parking structures so parking isnt a problem !

    What to do for fun

    Elac has a lot of clubs and also a great drama team and were in the heart of L.A so everything is 15 - 30 minutes away !

    Food and Dining

    A lot of great places to eat around elac even coffe shops, resturants and shopping centers everything you need around the corner.

    Dorm Life

    Elac is a community college so it has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers and counceler really want for allof us to Transfer and graduate. Really great teachers who care about the academic work of the students .

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go online first because the campus is huge and easy to get lost. everything you need to know is online and you register online and you wait for your appointment letter through email.

    In three sentences

    Great Community College to attend ! Its completly renovated and it trully feels a a college campus. Great people are there to help you and support you every step of the way. There is clasess at all times it works for people who are working with families and non working students. Elac has a program called ADELANTE fopr new students who are attending for first time college it helps you get around Elac with such more ease and confidence!

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs that help students become leaders and help the community. Also knowing people for better transfering to schools and keep as socials for anything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In november there is Aztec dancers that perform in ELAC. Also they have the Aztlan 5k run and the 3k walk.

    What to do for fun

    jogging in the neigborhood, visit the vincent museum. participate in the Aztlan run or walk in August.

    Food and Dining

    fast food restaurants are around the school with a variety of food selection. Also a few dining spots like Carrows and Ihop all near the school.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life besides a few hotels near the school. You can probalby sleep with a classmate.

    Academic Rigor

    great in progress. Academic is going forward. Engineering program is doing well. The STEM program is great since students can go to other places is view what is happening in the enviroment by the changes we are doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    School classmates are friendly and helpful. Good engineering program. Student activites in clubs.

    In three sentences

    Is a great college and expanding. They have great teachers. Envrioment is friendly.

  • 12/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Walking inside of ELAC is very pleasant and you will always feel secure. Their is a sheriffs station on campus and their are sheriffs and cadets constantly patrolling campus. They are friendly and will assist you immediately.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their is several clubs on campus which vary from the feminist club, to engineering, art history, chemistry, etc. This aspect is definitely a positive one. For these clubs are a perfect way of networking with individuals who have interest in the same field of study. These clubs are without doubt a good way of getting involved with people who share the same passion as you.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining has to be the only weak spot of this school. There is no cafeteria on campus and their is only one Lunch Truck on campus. The Lunch Truck is not bad, but their is no other option on campus but this one. Surrounding the college their is some choices but when your in a rush it is impossible to grab something to eat in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    Being a community college their is no housing options, so non residents must find housing on their own.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all colleges the difficulty of a course varies from professor to professor, but here in ELAC (East Los Angeles College) the classes are no joke. There are professors who teach here that come from highly rated universities such as UC Berkeley for instance. They teach the class the same way as they did in their old institutions. Also there is a UCLA accredited honors program in which the courses are more rigorous and prepare you for any four year university you might want to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on attending East Los Angeles College I recommend that you do not take things lightly. The professors at this institution are friendly but when it comes to grading they are very professional. Also take advantage of the library hours, math lab, and writing lab. They are all free and will benefit you drastically. Make sure that before enrolling into courses you speak with a counselor in order to know which courses to take. Being in a community college can be fun however you do not want to prolong your stay. Knowing what courses to take will speed up the process of transferring into a four year institution.

    In three sentences

    East Los Angeles College is a great place to begin your collegiate education if you are not certain of what university you would like to attend or if you simply are trying to gain a degree in a trade. The counselors are very helpful and do anything possible to prepare you for a four year institution. Also the expense of this community college is low, but the quality of classes is very good.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    not enough security

    Food and Dining

    No cafeteria!

    Tips for prospective students

    BE INFORMED

    In three sentences

    Its a pretty decent school,nothing fancy,but it seems to be getting better.Building and construction going on is a bit distracting but its looking pretty good.Rude staff though.

  • 03/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    In three sentences

    I had originally been going to CSUN but after a month being there it was not what I expected. ELAC was much more helpful and more affordable it had better classes than CSUN, too. ELAC also has a better environment and is much more welcoming than CSUN ever was.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 87

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Shop, eat and explore

    Food and Dining

    Good location... Many different places to choose from

    Dorm Life

    Well its a community college so no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    While I found certain classes to be easy to understand there were others that were pretty tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with a counselor during your first year and see which classes you need to take so you can get the classes you need to transfer.

    In three sentences

    Coming out of high school into the college world was difficult enough but ELAC was an easy transition. The atmosphere is great as well as the professors. I really do get that college feel here.

  • 04/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    86 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You won't be afraid once you call the school police.Just a shout or phone call away. Available to any and all students these guys and gals will not let anything bad happen to their students.

    Bang for the buck

    You will get what you pay for and that doesn't mean paying a little will get only a little. From online classes to classes you attend physically, you have the opportunity with what you're paying to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Located near many restaurants you can go get a McDonald's burger and get back to class after break or maybe some chinese food is what you prefer? There is a variety even within the school such as the lunch trucks and vending machines. Food isn't too far to find just need a few bucks to pay for it.

    Dorm Life

    Access to school housing is good and scholarships as well as financial aid to live in these temporary school homes until graduation are available.

    Academic Rigor

    You'll need to study and do the work to learn and if you learn then the purpose is achieved which will reflect on your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out what you want. You don't want to just try out everything without the pay. The classes are affordable and if you want to transfer this is a good school for that too.

    In three sentences

    A school for the students, east los angeles college helps in every way it can. Good education and good teachers make sure the students get more than what they pay for. The potential for anything and everything, this will help transfer if you need to.

  • 05/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 87

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe there is a Sheriff's Station right on campus as well as patrols going around campus making sure everyone is safe. There is also Cadets which are trained walking around campus promoting security. You can also ask to be escorted to class or to your car is you do not feel safe.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are very cheap at ELAC which is 45 dollars a unit, which is an incredible save compare to traditional universities.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fun event that happen during school, things like festivals they hold for special occasions. Theatre production of famous play recited by the theatre department. You can walk around Historic East Los Angeles, which has a lot of restaurants and snack shops that will just melt your mouth.

    Food and Dining

    There is one lunch truck on the main campus the serve delicious food, but unfortunately it is the only one in the whole campus. However, there are great places to eat in the surrounding area about less then a block from campus.

    Dorm Life

    This campus does not have any dorm options.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be easy or can be difficult all depends on how you learn. Do your research on the professor on campus this way you can decide if this is a person who you will be able to learn from. And as always the higher you get in college level classes the more difficult the criteria is going to be, take advantage of the free resources available on campus such as the writing center for your English essays and the Math Lab for your Math homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to ELAC be sure to complete all the step required to enroll in school done as soon as possible. This way you can start to explore resources available on campus. Study your Math and English skill before taking the placement this way you can be place at or above college level Math and English, you do not want to start at lowest level and pay more in unit to catch up. Make sure to learn about programs offered to help you obtain *priority registration* it is really difficult to obtain some of the class you need to finish community college so obtain priority gives you an advantage. During your first year try to focus on passing your classes, do not fall behind, remember you are paying your own college classes here, you do not want your money to go to waste.

    In three sentences

    For the most part this college is still in development, it has the potential to be a great community college. There is a lot of construction being done on main campus, and this is great because in a couple of years there is going to be more resources offered there, but as of now some resources are lacking. Overall a great college to start and prepare yourself, if you decided to transfer to a 4-year university.