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  • 07/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Not ready/unable to move away from home. Limited financial resources Want to get GE out of the way before transferring.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't have a lot of financial options, or aren't quite ready to attend a four year univeristy, this is a great option. You can get your general education out of the way for a fraction of the cost at four year schools, and the college has transfer agreements with many colleges in the area. Very transfer oriented for a community college, and the teachers expect students to work hard and learn. This will prepare you for a four year college without hurting your wallet. If you want to be lazy, this isn't a college for you, but if you want to complete your GE for as little money and as quickly as possible, you will do well here.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable! 20 dollars a credit? You can't get much cheaper than that. And the classes are small, friendly, and organized. You will get a great education, more than value for your money.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is a college that is a segway for most students, as it has a high transfer rate. Knowing this, classes are geared towards helping students prepare for transfer and to make sure they are taking classes they need.

    Am learning a lot

    Because it's such a small school, the classes are small and the teachers really care and make an effort to get to know you. This is a great school that gives you as much as you put into it, and the small class sizes and caring teachers really make a difference. Class offerings are substancial and help is always available.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 2 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Folsom Lake College is a great campus for those students that have a burning desire to transfer from an acknowledged campus to a 4-year institution. It is a great campus to get all of the general education requirements out of the way at a fraction of the cost that a tradition 4-year institution would cost.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing that I would urge prospective students to do is to watch deadlines like a hawk and do everything as early as possible. With the state budget being late and education being a lower priority than it should be, competition for a seat in any class is tough. So if you have even the slightest notion that you are going to attend this campus, get done with your assessment test early and speak with a counselor as soon as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    When it comes to getting your bang for the buck, nothing could apply more to this than community college. At Folsom Lake College, it is $26 per unit so for a full time student, someone who is enrolled in at least 12 units, it comes to $624 for both the fall and spring semester. At a CSU or an UC, it costs more than triple the amount for a year of attendance, so Folsom Lake College is a good way to save money if transferring to a 4-year university is in your future. With the economy in dire straights at the moment, families are doing everything they can to send their children to college, so if finances are the number one factor in considering which college to attend, going to FLC or any other community college is a very good choice. What also contributes to getting your bang for your buck is TAG, the Transfer Admission Guarantee program that they have at all community colleges, so Folsom Lake College is included. Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz are the seven UC campuses that offer this program and it is a great way to take some of the anxiety off your chest. If you do decide to do this program, you would be getting your lower division general education requirements out of the way, be saving money while taking those classes, and have guaranteed admission to any one of those exceptional colleges as long as you fulfill all of the requirements. is campus is also a part of the Los Rios Community College District, so there are four accredited colleges that you can attend, FLC being one of the four. Since these four colleges are part of the same district, it is easier for you to take classes at one college and have those credits recognized by another college in the same district which takes away the stress of wondering if these credits will count or not – therefore this is also another way that FLC gives you your bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Folsom Lake College could definitely not be considered a party college in any way, shape or form. However, what FLC has to offer is a true state-of-the-art campus. Everything on campus is new and in top form, so that is a huge advantage for students attending this school. Transferring students is a big priority for the staff here on campus, so that makes me appreciate them and their efforts as someone who is looking to transfer to UC San Diego, a highly competitive school. FLC is a very safe campus, located in a suburban community so although it is quiet, you can easily find something to do to occupy your time whether that be through volunteering or other means. Sacramento and other large cities are also in a close proximity, so one can never truly be bored with many places to go to such a short distance away.

    Am learning a lot

    Learning is a personal experience and what you take is directly correlated with what you put into it. The class sizes at Folsom Lake College are relatively small – definitely smaller than what you would find at the CSU’s or UC’s. This is a big benefit for those students who thrive on personal one on one interaction with the professor. If you get past the negative stereotype that is associated with community college, you will find professors that are not only willing to use their expertise to help you with problems, but that want to help you. People seem to forget that the main purpose of a community college is so that students who could not go to a CSU or an UC for whatever reason, be that due to academic or financial issues, would be able to seamlessly transfer into one of those institutions. So even though there are more remedial classes than there are transfer classes, there are dedicated students that attend Folsom Lake College so that they can go anywhere from UC Berkeley or to the more local Sac State. Therefore, if you put in the effort and really apply yourself, you will truly learn a lot more than you think you will.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    folsom lake college has california state police on campus and very low to non-existent crime rates.

    Great for these types of students

    students who like small campus's, students that like a quieter college.

    What to do for fun

    folsom itself has plenty of outdoors activities such as hiking, river rafting and boating as well as bowling alleys, movie theaters, shopping centers. whatever you need folsom should have it. 10 mins from campus in old folsom, the night life is lively with kids from all around, having fun in the local bars.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is small but has a wide selection of food. they have a selection of hand made sandwiches, burgers, pizza and stir fry that you can choose from. you will never feel crowded or have to wait in really long lines which is always a plus. there are a very large number of restraurnts as well that are all a very short drive away in case you need to stay close.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms at folsom lake college.

    Academic Rigor

    the staff at folsom lake, are very eccentric and have a very welcoming personality. i am never afraid to ask a question in the classes and always feel apart of their discussions. the class sizes are of a perfect size and allow the teachers to know you on a personal level. the staff is also very knowledgeable and can answer any question you ask of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    although not the cheapest place to live, the outlying towns are close by the school and are much more affordable. the campus itself is complete with a cafeteria with a small but ample choice of food and drinks.

    In three sentences

    folsom lake college is a modern college, complete with a staff and facility that would rival any college today. folsom lake college also resides in the heart of the beautiful town of folsom, california, where you have the finest choices of restaurants and activities. during the summer, you can even drive to a multiple number of lakes, including the infamous lake tahoe.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are friendly and are a force to be reckonned with...remember to buy your parking permit!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always new clubs popping up around campus! There are several club-rush opportunities for students to explore more activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Folsom Lake is great for a student who is unsure if their future goals, and is great for students who wish to transfer to a university without overpaying for general education.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are as reasonably priced as the government allows. Students recieve a far higher quality of education than they pay for at Folsom, and are provided extremely helpful services in the counseling office.

    What to do for fun

    Folsom Lake College is placed directly across from beautiful movie theater and shopping mall, a key place for students to hang out. If students need to get away, the lake is fifteen minutes from campus, and several fishing ponds are scattered throughout the Folsom area. If you just need to take a break between classes, you can to the Falcon's Roost to shoot pool and play arcade games.

    Food and Dining

    The Java City coffee hut kept me alive during finals for two semesters. The cafeteria offers several healthy food options, and is a great place for students to decompress. As well as many healthful food options, the cafeteria offers several convenient employment options for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors have a way of making difficult subjects such as math seem easy. They are there to challenge students, yet help them along the way toward success. Reaching success is only as hard as the student makes it for their self.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to talk to a counselor and set up an academic plan! If you plan your classes ahead of time, enrollment dates won't be so painful. Have several back up schedules in place to protect yourself from being unable to find open classes.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College harbors professors who have your best interest in mind. The staff will jump through hoops to help you succeed. The welcoming atmosphere eases the stress of college life.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe; the campus police are very active and they also check every car for their parking permits so be cautious about that!

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many clubs and activities to count! Anti-gay club to gaming club and there is also a club that is in charge of the campus activities each week at EDC.

    Great for these types of students

    FLC is great for any student who is determined to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are weekly events on campus, especially at the EDC campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I am currently paying out-of-state tuition, but I believe the normal tuition for residents of California is definitely worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    The main campus is beautiful; you can study outside with study groups, or you can study inside the library. There are study rooms inside the library that give each group private areas to work together.

    Food and Dining

    Food is incredible. Folsom Lake Main Campus breakfast burritos are the best!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at Folsom Lake College

    Academic Rigor

    Strictness depends on the class and teacher. However, no classes are easy A's with absolutely zero effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students, don't expect community college to be any easier than a university. The classroom sizes are smaller, but you still need to work for your grade.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is definitely a place to begin and/or continue your education. Everyone is friendly and there to help you through your college experience. Folsom Lake College is like one big family.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus feels extremely safe. I have never heard of any crimes, and there are always lots of police if you need one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to get involved in! theres dance, nutrition, chemistry, and many more!

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your bang for your buck at this school! highly recommended for financially responsible.

    What to do for fun

    The school is right next to Folsom Lake. There is also a lot of shopping, and activities to do around town.

    Food and Dining

    There is some great restaurants and dining right around the school, as well as a great cafeteria in the school.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm option at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class and the teacher on the rigor. Some classes are very challenging and others are a little more relaxed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes fill up quickly, so make sure you register early and plan your schedule ahead of time. Take advantage of all of the learning facilities provided, such as the reading and writing centers. The counseling center is also a very useful tool, when helping with classes and transfering.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College has an excellent staff that is always willing to help you. The campus is very clean and makes you feel very safe. The classes are usually smaller, giving each student prime opportunity to learn.

  • 08/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that aren't sure of themselves yet, students that need extra reinforcement of undergrad/high school skills, students look for a cheaper alternative to a four year with similar quality

    Tips for prospective students

    Give it a shot! It's a great place to find yourself if you're not sure where you want to be yet (like me!).

    Bang for the buck

    Need I say more than a semester of instruction with a Ph.D. for $108? Great quality for ridiculous prices.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment at Folsom Lake is very clean and fresh. Much of the equipment is new or like new, and the buildings are very well built: pretty and functional. The quality of the teachers extends not only to the education, but their desire to help you to feel better about your goals, expand your horizons, and bring you closer to where you want to be. The student interactions here are different for everyone; if you want to be alone, that's easily doable here, but if you're like me and need people around to keep you from going totally insane, friends are not hard to come by at Folsom Lake.

    Am learning a lot

    Maybe it's just because I'm younger than most other college students, but I find that I am learning an amazing number of new things. The teachers here are sometimes not quite up to par, either on ability to teach or qualification to teach, which is why I took off a star, but the vast majority of instruction I have received has been amazing and of the greatest quality. One of my music professors has a Ph.D. in musical composition! I mean, can you ask for better qualifications?

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i always feel very safe at folsom lake college! safety has never been an issue for me, because the campus police always makes their presence known. and the location, in a very safe city, is very reassuring. with the new theater, the three stages, there are always people coming and going, so it's never a quiet or unsafe environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a bunch of clubs at folsom lake college, with something to interest everyone. i personally have not participated in any clubs at folsom lake college because of the number of courses i'm taking, but there are always club reminders on bulletins around the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    at about $36 per unit, the cost of education at folsom lake college is really affordable. and there is financial aid, as well as scholarships that the college offers to make that cost go down even more. going to folsom lake college for two years has helped me save money for a four-year college, and i will be getting two associate's degrees from folsom lake college!

    What to do for fun

    because this is a community college, there are not as many fun activities to do on campus, but there are a lot of fun classes such as yoga, stretch, and kickboxing. there are lots of places to eat near the campus and there is a shopping center two minutes away from folsom lake college. there are also workshops, such as a stress relieving workshop, but there are not very many activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    the falcon's roost has a java city coffee cart and the food offered in the cafe has a wide variety, with something for literally everyone. there are also specials throughout the week, and it's always very popular with tons of students hanging out in the falcon's roost to eat, socialize, and study with friends.

    Dorm Life

    this does not apply to folsom lake college as it is a community college and everyone commutes to class.

    Academic Rigor

    when people assume that community college is easy, i would encourage them to take a class at folsom lake college. the professors really push you and while they want you to do well in class, they don't hand you the answers on a silver platter. for some classes, exams are a big portion of your grade (as is the case with four-year universities, so it is good preparation), while other classes have more assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    register for classes early! i cannot stress this enough, because this campus is a very popular campus and is convenient in more ways than one. parking is usually not an issue, but plan to arrive at least 45 minutes to an hour before class during the first two weeks of school. after that, the traffic starts to die down and you can still manage to get parking even half an hour before class.

    In three sentences

    not only is the campus extremely clean and the professors helpful and intelligent, but the students here actually want to learn! the diversity in age among the students is actually really refreshing, because with age comes a different perspective on each subject. and the location is wonderful, since the school is on a hill of its own, and it offers a wonderful view of the city of folsom.

  • 09/14/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Aren't looking to spend too much for college Don't want to move too far away, or move at all. Want a flexible schedule that works well with your personal life.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would consider attending this school, even if community colleges don't appeal to you, I would take this one into consideration.

    Bang for the buck

    Oh my goodness, community college is so much cheaper than a university. This school is perfect for someone who doesn't want to pay that much for general ed.

    Will enjoy being here

    I wouldn't mind not having to pay for moving expenses, this school seems as though it it perfect in that I can choose which location is better for me.

    Will learn a lot

    It has more than one location which is really nice for those who want to stay close

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    less than $40 a unit and books are much cheaper since they are for undergrad classes. you can go through two semesters on less than $1,000. really great way to save money.

    What to do for fun

    there aren't many clubs on campus, but there are a lot of clubs in the district to look at.

    Food and Dining

    many choices in the roost. there's wraps and sandwiches, chicken and burgers, pizza, stir-fries, and some prepacked meals as well.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    if you get a good teacher, getting a perfect gpa is easy. it's great for padding your gpa before transferring. there are always some difficult teachers though.

    Tips for prospective students

    register as soon as your appointment comes. the classes are very impacted and you have to stay on top of registration to get in. sometimes it's easier just to sign up for classes at a different college in the district or find classes that don't have a waitlist. always register for more classes than you will take or else you could end up with three units instead of fifteen for the semester.

    In three sentences

    folsom lake is a beautiful college, but some driving may be necessary to get all the classes you need. there are four colleges in the district, and you may need to take classes at one of the other colleges to get classes at all. the classes are limited at flc alone and very impacted.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    some professors are really good, others make you really hate going to a community college. i have had art professors which i do not respect their work, and have no business teaching a college level course.

    What to do for fun

    it's a community college, there really isn't much socializing.

    Food and Dining

    i have yet to visit the cafeteria and lounge area but it looks very nice.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    i've yet to have a really difficult class, but that may change in a few weeks as i am taking trig.

    Tips for prospective students

    sign up for classes the minute you can or you will be out of luck. it will take 30 units to be able to move up to a better registration date so don't count out taking classes you don't need. research your classes and professors on ratemyprofessor.com, some reviews are helpful, some are reviews of bitter, lazy students, however, knowledge is still knowledge.

    In three sentences

    just like every college, there are good professors and bad ones. the campus is nice, clean, parking isn't too bad, and the campus size is easy to travel. the art professors are just okay.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have yet to hear of any problem other than parking tickets. considering i have been here for over two years that is an outstanding record.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a wide variety of clubs ranging from writing to boardgames to ski and snowboard.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who want a more personal interaction with their professors.

    What to do for fun

    almost every week there are activities and club meetings. the number of performances at three stages is impressive, as is the variety.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good but there is not much selection due to the small campus size. price is also fairly standard.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms at folsom lake college.

    Academic Rigor

    most classes are challenging but not overwhelming particularly when your go to the teacher's office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you go to your teacher's office hours. they are there to help you. the librarians also are always available to help with research and are very good at helping with term papers.

    In three sentences

    the counselors are knowledgeable and look for ways to help you with your education plan. most teachers have assessable office hours and wish to help their students be successful in and out of the class room. the campus also sponsors many multicultural performances which i greatly enjoy.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    the administration of justice club is amazing!!

    Bang for the buck

    excellent education for the community college price!

    What to do for fun

    get involved in clubs!

    Food and Dining

    the roost is the college's cafeteria/ bookstore. has a lot of options and is very nice.

    Dorm Life

    do not live in a dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    this question is hard to answer because it can vary on a type of class or professor one has. overall, professors expect the student to get their reading and assignments done. the course work for a typical class has a lot of reading for homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    i recommend folsom lake college! it has an amazing faculty!

    In three sentences

    folsom lake college has amazing professors that really are passionate about what they teach (at least the ones i have had). it is a beautiful campus and has a nice library. the campus has a calmness about it and is located in a nice area.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police are great, they are always patrolling and there is usually a car going through the parking lot at any time. Plus the campus is well lit and everything is relatively close together.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is everything from the Gay-Straight Alliance to Chess Club here at Folsom Lake. There is something for everyone, and if you can't find it in a club, you can find it in a classroom, or you can create your own club!

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely a lot cheaper than going straight to a UC or CSU!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs, activities, and all sorts of fun things to participate in. There are also athletics as well.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't had the food yet, but The Falcon's Roost is a neat looking little place.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall most of my classes have been moderately to fairly difficult. There are plenty of essays to do, but it's nothing that won't go way over your head.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework! Use the Reading, Writing, and Research Center, Library, and study!

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent starter school for transferring or students who are unsure about their major. The teachers are wonderful, and the other students are very nice.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    great for students who want to get an education but don't have the money to go to a big time college

    Bang for the buck

    get undergrad education for a great price

    What to do for fun

    FLC has some sports teams like golf and tennis. also they just got a new dance studio for all you dances out there.

    Food and Dining

    Its adequate. Got a cafeteria with good hours and a cart that shuttles around with food. Nothing fancy.

    Dorm Life

    I do not believe there is a dorm at this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies from prof to prof and from class to class. There are easier profs who won't really challenge you or harder profs where you'll get the best growth and education... It all depends on what your looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you are doing. This is time to find a direction in life (if you haven't already). I would recommend to meet with a counselor early and set out a path so you don't take useless classes. Also do research on the profs you are thinking about taking.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is a good community college. It is decently sized and continually growing. All in all its a great place to start a college career.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who do not know what career they want to pursue or what major they want.

    Bang for the buck

    It is much cheaper to get your GE out of the way at a community college, such as FLC, rather than at a University.

    What to do for fun

    There is a community observatory which is cool.

    Food and Dining

    They have some vending machines in the B building, but nothing special.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on which classes you take and how many you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't trust ratemyprofessor or anything--my favorite professor had the worst reviews. Sign up for your classes early! Make sure you stay on top of deadlines! Take advantage of financial aid!

    In three sentences

    It is inexpensive because it is a community college. All of my professors have been very helpful and friendly. It feels more like high school than college, though.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security is always present.

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers are amazing. Every teacher is paid to attend office hours and to be available to students for extra help.

    What to do for fun

    The Falcons nest has a pool table, projector, and video games in the downstairs recreation area. There is a movie theater a mile down the street as well.

    Food and Dining

    Multiple choices on campus and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    The library isn't open on weekends but there are multiple Starbucks and Peets cafe's around the area. They are great locations for study groups!

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake college is amazing! The campus is beautiful even though the athletic field is still under construction. The teachers are exceptional as well!

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school itself is located in a wonderful area of Folsom with security and call boxes pervasively located throughout the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not participated in any of the clubs or activities on the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the student who cannot afford to go to a 4 year university. It is also great for students who are not sure of where they want to go to school yet, if they are planning on transferring. Last but not least, it is good for students who have a job, or kids, or other responsibilities and need a very efficient school system.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not spent much time exploring unusual locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a community college, tuition fees are a fraction of universities and state schools.

    What to do for fun

    There is the Folsom Sports Complex within a mile of the college for recreational sports. Also, there is the Folsom Outlets for students who enjoy shopping. There is also Lake Natoma within the city of Folsom, which is a good temperature for swimming in the summer time.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten on the campus itself, however there are a great many options surrounding the college.

    Dorm Life

    Folsom Lake College does not have dorms that I am aware of.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers have usually been reasonable with the work load placed upon you. With a decent amount of studying and participation, good grades will come easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are plenty of teachers to choose from for each class. I would recommend going to ratemyprofessors.com when you are enrolling, and pick teachers that might be a better fit for you.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is, in my opinion, the best community college available to students within the Sacramento area. Folsom Lake provides a great environment with a new, growing campus that encourages you to attend school and be very studious. The teaching staff at Folsom Lake also is full of the most eager and helpful teachers that I have encountered yet.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are cops everywhere on campus and the school is in a very safe community.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that don't know what they want to major in and just want to take classes and see what interests them. Students that want to get their GEs out of the way and then transfer to a four-year university.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are very cheap compared to four-year universities.

    What to do for fun

    There is a pool table in the Falcon's Roost. Every now and then there are some events, like transfer day or club day, on campus with lots of booths and food and those are usually fun.

    Food and Dining

    The coffee cart has a few good pastries but their coffee is terrible. The cafeteria is better but not great.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on who your teacher is. But most classes are very easy, especially if you ask the professor for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont buy your books from the bookstore. When you sign up for classes make sure you know where the class is being held. (on the main campus or at a different remote campus)

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake has amazing facilities. Everything is new and the campus is very clean and beautiful. The only negative is that it does not have a real college atmosphere.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great safety. Campus police will walk you to your car late at night.

    Bang for the buck

    I have been working as a dental assistant for 10 years and am going back to college to become a nurse or a dentist. I am married with one son. No one in my family has graduated from college so I am proud to represent them.

    What to do for fun

    Folsom Lake is number one for a place to have fun, either fishing or boating. I love the movie theater. Folsom is full of walking trails that I like to walk or ride my bike.

    Food and Dining

    Folsom California is growing and there are types of foods for all palates.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken have been taught be some amazing teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to leave with enough time to get to school and get parked. Make sure you use all the resources that the school has to offer. Relax and enjoy college.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is a very beautiful school. There are new classrooms and a new theater. The school receives a 10 from me as it is always trying to improve and grow.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is actually pretty good. Plus, it isn't too loud in the morning so if you want to grab a bite to eat before class and get some studying in you should have no problem doing so.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    The toughness of the class depends on the content and teacher. Read RATEMYPROFESSOR.COM and get a sense of what you are walking into before signing up for the class. Sit close to the front so the instructor sees you trying. It helps.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors and really get to know them. They are human like everyone else and really appreciate students coming in early or staying after class to ask questions. Show that you really have an interest in learning and it can help with your grade at the end of the semester.

    In three sentences

    One of the best community colleges around.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This school is in a great part of town, and there is an overabundance of Los Rios Police Officers on campus. You can always see them if you are in the parking lot, and often see them walking the campus.

    Greek Life

    I like to think that I am not a geek, because I don't come off as one, but I am. There are geeks everywhere. Intel has a major complex a couple miles away, so there are a ton of Intel Corp. proteges at this school.

    Clubs and Activities

    GREAT. If you want to become a community leader, discuss books, the constitution, administration of justice, or sports - this place has it all.

    Great for these types of students

    Any. I was more concerned with non-collegiate sports when I first enrolled, and I only got a B average. After a while, I decided I wanted to try a little bit harder and I started getting straight A's. This is the second chance type of environment that this school offers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Folsom Lake College has a brand new $50 million dollar performing arts center, Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, that offers HUGE name performances and speakers.

    Bang for the buck

    Small classes and cheap, what more could you want? Oh yeah, the professors are amazing too. The Folsom District Attorney teaches a class, and my law professor went to Occidental and Oxford. Not bad for around $50 a unit?

    What to do for fun

    CLUB LIFE and INTERNSHIPS. I am the charter president of a club, which is amazing. I am also the head of the marketing internship program for the school, which is also a great opportunity.

    Food and Dining

    Great food within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    This isn't Harvard, but the professors here at Folsom Lake College provide a LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. They provide a realm in which you can go above and beyond what is required of them by the state.

    Tips for prospective students

    At the bare minimum, do all of your work and show up every day. You absolutely must do this, because if you screw up your life due to not caring - it's on you.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College has given me a chance to become a professional student, from a B average effort to straight A's. I have learned to become a community leader, as I am the Charter President of Folsom Lake College. They are also working utilizing their skills to help me stay in college, as my father passed away a week and a half ago (this is why I am applying for scholarships).

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus PD are often seen walking around and are very good at handing out parking tickets, so make sure to get a parking pass.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of on campus clubs that are open to almost everyone. It seems like they have clubs for everything here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of on campus clubs that are open to almost everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    They have a large variety of times when classes start and lots of study and tutoring opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    The main campus is located in a rapidly growing city and a new stadium was just built.

    Food and Dining

    There are some vending machines but no food plans that I'm aware of.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have dorms at this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    They'll give you a good education for a low price and provide dozens of study and tutoring opportunities for no extra charge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up early and plan to sit in on the classes you want and also sign up for extra classes because not all of the classes you want will be open

    In three sentences

    It's a very nice college but classes are tough to get. I haven't had a teacher I don't like. Programs are limited due to funding though.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 51

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do around the El Dorado Center, but nea rteh Main campus, there are movie theaters and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    There is a few places around at the Main Campus, since it is in the middle of Folsom. Near the El Dorado Center, there isn't as much variety of choices, but there are places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms around this college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are average, but it depends on what classes you take. There are challenging classes and there are easy classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should know exactly what classes you need. Budget cuts have cut classes and has made it hard to get the classes you need quickly

    In three sentences

    This is a good stepping stone to prepare for transferring to a 4 year college. They also have good certificate programs available.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for a student just starting out.

    What to do for fun

    Folsom Lake always has activities and informative booths. There is always something new to check out.

    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeterias on campus, but has four different vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    There are no on campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Folsom Lake is a great place to start your education, it doesn't offer all classes, so plan to transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Folsom Lake is a convenient school for the average student.

    In three sentences

    My school is small, yet humble you can always find a smiling face. I love how close my school is to my home. I am happy that I continued my education at Folsom Lake College.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 51

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    This college doesn't have dorms therefore you can do whatever you want for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Well the food offered in the cafeteria is great. They have a good variety of foods and it is not to expensive. There also have healthy food and snacks. I give this college a 10 on the food i eat there everyday i went there for class.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have dorms it is a commuters college. Cant give a rating on dorms because they don't offer them but its a great college.

    Academic Rigor

    Strictness is something that all the professor have in one way or another however if you follow the rules and respect them you should not have an issue. Hardness depends on us as individually if you study than its easy, if you don't then your in for a ride. We are all adults and therefore we all should know how to behave.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first thing to do is to see the counselling department to help you plan out your for classes in the best way for you. Use all the resources offer to you they are there for you. Always go to your professors for help.

    In three sentences

    I personally think it is a great college most of the professors will do everything they can to help us strive. They also have many different resources that are helpful. It is a clean and beautiful campus.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very tight nit and students are taught about protecting themselves and others.

    Greek Life

    There are a couple of Greek clubs that are affordable and fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 20 clubs that you can join that represent a wide range of difference from Greek systems to Ballroom dancing.

    Great for these types of students

    College is the best place to figure out who you are and who you want to become (without getting swallowed in debt).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once a month a club will set up a DJ and play music during the lunch hour between 12pm and 1pm.

    Bang for the buck

    This community college offers a wide range of courses that are affordable and worth it!

    What to do for fun

    There are many fun clubs that are constantly setting up activities in the quad that students can get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a wide selection of affordable food that will help you get through your day.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms connected to this campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would set up an appointment with a counselor as soon as possible. They will be able to help set up short term and long term goals for your community college experience. I you are interested in transferring to a 4- year college I recommend that you see a counselor even bore you sign up for classes.

    In three sentences

    Is a very nice and clean campus. The counseling department is amazing with getting you onto the right track and the instructors are very supportive as well. The learning facilities are nicely kept and very nice places to study in.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency poles in the parking lots with lots of lighting as well as campus police who regularly patrol the area. They also help with lost and found.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to be a part of where you can make a difference in college life.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want the attention they deserve with a strong community backing them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love Day on the Greens. Where we just hang out with eachother, listen to live music, eat free food and learn about all of the great opportunities that await!

    Bang for the buck

    You cannot beat the prices at Folsom Lake College. Parking passes for the semster are only $30, cheaper if you get into a program like EOPS or Calworks. And the per unit price is way lower than surrounding colleges.

    What to do for fun

    The student body puts together fun activites on all campuses to gain more information about programs and have fun. There has been live music, free food and lots of memories.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on the campus you will find different food sources. The folsom campus has a variety of foods at the Falcon roost, ranging from pizza to salads, even coffee. At the eldorado center there are vending machines with sandwiches etc. as well as soda and energy drinks. There are also regulars who come out and sell fresh hot tamales! Yum.

    Dorm Life

    There are no living facilities on the campuses, yet the campuses have so much to offer, such as the computer labs, libraries, food courts and not to mention the beautiful country views that make it easy to get some studying in.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because this is a community college does not mean that the corriculum differs from that of a university. You are getting a quality education here from professors who really want you to take away from this learning experience. I have gained so much knowledge as well as wisdom from hearing about my professor's experiences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn about all of the programs that are there are to help you further your education. BOG fee waiver, financial aid, CalWorks, EOPS, DSPS are are there to help you. Don't be afraid to ask for anything, the staff are wonderful and will work with you through everything. See a counselor regularly because they really keep you on track!

    In three sentences

    The staff are very helpful, inviting and informative, the professors are very attentative and really do care about your education, and the campuses have so much to offer.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    cafeteria is awesome!

    In three sentences

    this is my first semester here and so far i am pleased with all of the instructors and student services provided at folsom lake college. campus is nice and very well organized. classes are medium size to small and very comfortable.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 51

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    A cheap place to take general education classes.

    In three sentences

    Folsom lake college is a clean and well kept college. The classes are small and the teachers involved. Classes are aplenty as easy to get into as long as the guidelines are followed.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 51

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always some cool even going on at the campus

    Tips for prospective students

    come to class and put in an effort. If your having trouble talk to your teacher or a counselor, they will help.

    In three sentences

    Nice campus. Helpful teachers committed to providing a great learning experience. Great student resources.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    great food around the college

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available here

    Tips for prospective students

    Although school might be hard, it is never to hard to get an A. Takes time and determination

    In three sentences

    Amazing school, with great and helpful teacher. Everyone is polite and very clean place. Will always recommend family or friends to attend here

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around, but nothing really happens, its not a ghetto school at all.

    Greek Life

    none.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some clubs, i don't know them all, but the one i was interested in was the psychology club because if your interested in any sciencey subject then your in, and i like philosophy.

    Great for these types of students

    It really doesn't matter what kind of student you are, there's a place for you here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    its pretty much tradition to reserve a room in the library and just work on school work and then hangout and be how loud you want without interruption.

    Bang for the buck

    They have a 2.50 burger that's delicious, and a turkey burger for the same price. and get a soda cup but fill it with water and you get it for 10 cents with any cup. Also, on your financial aid card, always try to use it as a credit card, because they charge you 50 cents or a dollar to use your pin as a debit card, and this applies for anywhere in or outside of school. And also you can ride the bus for free as well.

    What to do for fun

    Go in the library and surf the web, hangout in the cafeteria, go in the falcons roost and play some arcade games or play pool.

    Food and Dining

    They have super bomb food, but some stuff is a little pricey, but they do have a card that gives you a free meal on your tenth meal.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a Dorm, don't even know if they offer them, i live in a 1 bedroom apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    So far they have great teachers, maybe one or two that are a little hard or less lenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great school to go to, especially better then Sac City college or American river.

    In three sentences

    It is a great new school with a large library and lots of resources. Not too crowded and very nice people. Some of the deans however are not always the nicest.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is located in Folsom, which is a very safe town and has quality campus security.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for working students who need to plan a schedule around their job.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the same education that you would at any CSU or UC for about 1/10th of the price.

    What to do for fun

    Not much to do for fun on campus because it is just a community college.

    Food and Dining

    The Roost is newly built and has a wide selection of food, all of which are good.

    Dorm Life

    It is a community college so there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though it is a community college the teachers expect the same out of you as a 4-year university. On the first day of classes many teacher try to scare away un-dedicated students by going over the course load and making it sound worse than it really is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on top of your application and registration details. If you do not pay attention to them you will fall behind on registration list and possibly be unable to get into your desired classes.

    In three sentences

    FLC is a nicely renovated community college. There are a wide amount of classes and many great teachers. It is a great choice for people looking for a cheaper option to begin their college career.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always a security guard within earshot, during the day and a few at night. There are many emergency stations scattered around the school.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for students hoping to transfer in my opinion. I wasn't ready to got to a university and this was the perfect preparation.

    Bang for the buck

    The cleanliness and overall vibe of the school is spectacular. It isn't crowded or stuffy at all.

    What to do for fun

    It is a beautiful campus to lounge around, maybe have a picnic, and there are many things to do within a 5 min radius of the school

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is, like the rest of the school quaint and simple. The hours however are not reasonable it isn't open late enough and there is no where else to go on campus except the Java place.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms here. This is a community college. However there is beautiful housing surrounding the school

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is difficult but not too hard to follow. Its a good pace. I don't feel overwhelmed but i do feel challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't lag on enrolling in your classes! Don't get behind in class! And don't be afrais to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is a wonderful school. It is clean, easy to get around and there is always help to be found, no matter what the problem. I have attended other schools in the Los Rios district and Folsom is by far the best.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    37 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus with plenty of security

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa - academic excellence required and involved in community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    I think there is interest in building the programs, but the demographic is hard to reach.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that aren't sure what they want to do. FLC helped me find a major and passion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Green Machine fair during Earth Week is really fun. Cool bicycle contraptions and giveaways are the highlight.

    Bang for the buck

    Great value! Can't beat the price to get all your general education requirements done. You may have to be there longer than the desired two years because the system is impacted, but still worth the time, money, and effort.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, participate in student activities put on by the Student Government group, fun fairs/events, and nice quad area for frisbee.

    Food and Dining

    Decent food, but overpriced. For a small cafeteria, there is a good variety of options.

    Dorm Life

    None!

    Academic Rigor

    Decent professors that care about students and education. Commit the time and take advantage of all the resources to make this a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with a club/student organization. If you attend FLC, you will most likely see a lot of familiar faces so joining a club can introduce you to the not so familiar faces.

    In three sentences

    Clean, fresh campus that is well cared for. The faculty often remember you name and notice you after you complete their class(es). Great start to higher education because it is affordable, small, and academic.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for everyone! Its a very welcoming campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth the money, especially since its so cheap (only about 1,200 a semester if you buy used textbooks)

    What to do for fun

    Because its a community college there aren't many on campus activities, but if you get involved with a club there is plenty to do with friends.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors will usually do anything to help you succeed, so don't worry if you get a hard class. If you go to their office hours, read the book and study you are bound to get a good grade!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you register for classes on the date you get to register; classes fill up fast!

    In three sentences

    This is an absolutely fantastic school! The campus is clean, friendly and very up-to-date. Also, the professors are of a high caliber and want you to succeed and learn.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police.

    Greek Life

    There is only one sorority that i am aware of and it is based on GPA.

    Clubs and Activities

    A wide variety of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    A wide variety of students attend this college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brand new 3 stages theater.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for the money due to it being a community college, plus many professors are P.H.Ds

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do close by in Folsom due to the Expansion of the new outdoor Palladio Mall down the street. There are many restaurants, as well as a movie theater and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Folsom Lake has a delicious cafe called the Falcon's Roost which offers a wide variety of foods anywhere from comfort foods to healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college therefore no dorms are available.

    Academic Rigor

    Most upper level division classes are tough with a heavy emphasis on attendance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check rate my professor prior to signing up for classes to insure a good student teacher fit : )

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake is a great college to attend! the teachers are extremely knowledgeable, which translates into a thorough education. This college has two campuses, as well as online and night classes which makes working with your schedule easy to do.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police and well lit parking lots. I feel safe walking to my car after a night class.

    Clubs and Activities

    From dance and art, to music and theatre, FLC is spilling over with enthusiastic students and teachers who are eager to learn and eager to teach these activities.

    Great for these types of students

    FLC is great for students fresh out of high school who want to start their college career but don't know what major they they want to pursue. They can explore many different fields of study before transferring.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus always holds a coffee, cookies, and cram day in the library before finals week. Everyone gets together and can help each other study.

    Bang for the buck

    Folsom Lake College is extremely affordable. I saved thousands preparing to transfer to a four year college, and with the money I saved, I can better enjoy my remaining college years.

    What to do for fun

    While Folsom Lake is a community college, it is alive with exciting students and energizing activities. Performances at the Three Stages theatre of all kinds are always available, and the campus itself is always active with fun things to experience.

    Food and Dining

    The Falcon's Roost is the main dining facility. It has a variety of foods and choices and their are always stocked vending machines with healthy snacks as well as something to comply to your sugar tooth.

    Academic Rigor

    The education being offered is credible and transferrable.

    Tips for prospective students

    The counselors are extremely knowledgable and should be sought out at least once a semester. While FLC is growing, future should get counseling appointments well in advance.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is an intimate environment with teachers that truly care about students' educations and counselors that know what they are doing to get you on track.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lowest crime rate campus in the whole Los Rios district of 5 schools.

    What to do for fun

    Check out the roost for up-coming events posted on the wall boards. Student government plans fun nights and mid-day activities as well as student appreciation feasts as cheap as free too. Their office is in the roost, visitors are welcome to stop in or drop a line about opinions or ideas.

    Food and Dining

    This school is not in a low-income area, and the prices won't hint at anything different. Each meal could easily cost $10.00. Best advice: pack a lunch and store some extra snacks in the car.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to take a class that is not engaging and rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a low-income student, it is wise to buy used books ahead of time from discounted online stores. You can find out what books you need to purchase by viewing your class schedule from Folsom College's online eservices. A great class to take that can get you connected to mentor's, student events, as well as politics, and getting the right extra activities in for a scholarship would be the student government class. It is welcoming and Professor Textor's livelihood is truly to benefit the future of her students.

    In three sentences

    Folsom College is a newly built school with up-to-date smart rooms, smaller class sizes, and teachers who take interest and want you to succeed. The variety of possible degrees and certificates are being increased by the curriculum board every year; with a Dance degree program released just a few months ago this year.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    1) Students who are looking to transfer 2) Students who want save money by living at home 3) Adults who want to go back to school 4) Students who are forced to attend some type of college by their parents ;)

    Bang for the buck

    If you can get in classes with the right professors, then you are getting the same level of education as you would at a university, but for way less money.

    What to do for fun

    I love just hanging out with friends at the campuses, particularly the El Dorado Campus, because of the many places to relax on benches under the trees. The Harris Center (formerly known as Three Stages) has an amazing variety of shows to watch. Even before I attended college here, I went to Harris Center at least once a year for a show. Folsom Lake College also hosts some unique school-wide activities, such as a murder mystery event coming up this Halloween.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't eaten food from the cafeteria - I usually bring my own food - but there are certainly a lot of options for what you want to eat. I've always noticed very long lines at each food station.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the classes really depends on the professor you have and your strength in that particular subject. I have classes ranging from boring and easy to challenging and exciting.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd highly recommend looking up the professors on Rate My Professor before signing up for classes. I found that to be extremely helpful when choosing my classes. Get there a half hour early on the first day of classes - it's very difficult to find a parking spot otherwise! Finally, consider printing out a map of the campus and going through a self-guided tour the day before you start your classes, so you don't find yourself lost.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College offers a wide variety of classes on three campuses. the professors are generally good, the campuses are clean, there are lots of extra-curricular activities, etc. Overall, it is nice for a community college.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 51

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is exceptional. I would feel safe leaving my windows open. Policemen roam constantly and consistently.

    Clubs and Activities

    Playing men's golf, I would say that we have an exceptional sports regiment. Our ladies soccer team won their conference in their inaugural season, and our new baseball, football, and soccer fields are very nice.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is small, but there is a fair amount of things to do in between classes. There are TVs in the top floor of the cafe, and downstairs has a lounge area and a pool and Foosball area. The campus itself is very beautiful, fun to walk and admire. Folsom is right down the street.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe, or Eagle's Nest as it is called, is definitely one of the best school cafe's I have seen. There are two floors, and the food, although somewhat pricey, is high quality. The atmosphere feels homey even though it has a modern look.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others, as it is in any school. In my classes so far, the teachers haven't asked the students to buy text books if their not necessary, which is nice. The class atmospheres are good, and the teachers try to help students as much as possible. In my classes so far, homework has been kept to a minimum, and learning has been a premium.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up to class every day, and pick your teachers wisely. Each teacher has his/her own flare, which can be fun, if you don't mind losing GPA points. Finding teachers that match your personality traits is extremely important. If you are a go-getter type personality, you want someone who rewards productiveness, giving you an advantage over your fellow competitors. I mean students. Whether you normally get straight As or Cs, keeping in touch with your teacher consistently will improve learning, and in turn raise your grade.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake college is truly an beautiful place. The campus is situated on a hill surrounded by mountainous landscape; the campus even smells new. I expect to be smarter than my teachers, and I'm usually right.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    security and emergency call centers everywhere

    Bang for the buck

    They have tons of waivers so if you are like me and only pay $9 than yet it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want

    Food and Dining

    Terrible!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms! you find your own living accommodations.

    Academic Rigor

    Not hard and not easy, depends on the Professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask question and don't be afraid to ask people walking around for directions.

    In three sentences

    Great school quiet but always has something going on. Friendly campus and students. Student services are very helpful.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is a beautiful campus with great views all around and its super close to all kinds of shopping and food. The professors are great and so are the counselors, they really are there to help. Lots of great resources available.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education from devoted professors at minimal cost.

    What to do for fun

    Folsom Lake holds student activities every week. For off campus entertainment there is shopping, a movie theater, blowing alley, and fun restaurants and bars (for students 21 and older) close by.

    Food and Dining

    Folsom Lake has a cafeteria with a variety of options available, and Java City coffee. All three campuses also have vending machines for convenient snacking in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms or student housing available. But, there are apartments nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor really depends on the class, some are much harder than others. You have to take the subject and number of units into account, but if you have to time and dedication to study then you will be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    See a counselor early and frequently to ensure you are on the right track. It is disappointing to feel like you wasted your hard work and valuable time taking classes that are not necessary for your future success.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is a beautiful campus to earn an associates degree, and/or prepare you to transfer to a CSU or UC. It is convenient with three campuses offering many classes, both on campus and online. Best of all, it is an affordable way to obtain an invaluable education.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    it's community college, you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    there's not a lot of recreation, there are clubs but they seem stupid to me.

    Food and Dining

    they have a snack area and it's alright.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    it really depends on what course/professor you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your way around first, and look at professor reviews.

    In three sentences

    It has a few campuses, which is very convenient. The students are typically pretty nice, but if you go to folsom they can be snobby. They offer night courses which is awesome.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good security, walk with buddy at night

    Great for these types of students

    Great if you live at home, work

    Bang for the buck

    May need to go to other campuses to get all your classes when you have low priority (El Dorado Center, Rancho Cordova Center, American River college, Sac City college, Cosumnes River college) but they are great too!

    What to do for fun

    rafting down the American River, Movies, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ski Resorts are nearby (50-70mi) at Lake Tahoe

    Food and Dining

    Falcon's Roost has good snacks/coffee

    Dorm Life

    Coummunity College - no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough, but assistance is available

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early, get orientation and assessment tests done early, meet with counselor soon after that to get best priority for registration (classes fill up fast!)

    In three sentences

    Great school!

  • 04/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are TONS of campus police emergency phones/alarms, and security that roams around campus. If you have an emergency they will be there in a heartbeat, and really makes students feel secure.

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten in the cafeteria a few times and although there is a wide selection of meals (pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and chow mein), I wish that there was also a salad bar with fresh veggies and fruits. The people working at Java City are the nicest lot I have ever met, and deal with hundreds of caffeine addicted students everyday!

    Dorm Life

    Sadly no dorm life!

    Academic Rigor

    Just because Folsom Lake is a community college doesn't make it any less challenging, or exciting as a four-year institution. I've met a handful of professors that have completely changed my life because of the challenges that they presented in their classroom. Obviously some students want an easy A, but if you are looking for a challenge, there is a great group of professors at Folsom Lake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Create a study group or join a club! It's hard to make friends in class, and especially at a community college where the students don't live on campus. We all lead busy and stressful lives, make the journey easier with a good group of people you can soldier on with!

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Folsom Lake College is an incredibly safe campus. There are 19 armed police officers who patrol the campus on a daily basis. Additionally, the college provides extra security officers along with the police officers. The police officers provide services such as walking you to your car and providing you with directions around the campus. There are also 9 emergency boxes located around campus that, if triggered, immediately call for police assistance. Folsom, California is a relatively nice community and there are very low crime rates making it a very safe area.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life on campus as it is only a community college and there are no on-campus housing options.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs at Folsom Lake College. There are a surprisingly large number of club members that participate in these clubs. The list of clubs at Folsom Lake College include the: Administration of Justice Club, Eco Club, Programming Club, Ballroom Dance Club, Dance Club, HipHop Club, Art Club, Student Activities Club, Theatre Club, French Club, Math Club, Newspaper Club, Psychology Club, and the Student Government Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Folsom Lake College is great for any student who is looking for a well balanced education at an extremely affordable price. Studentâ??s can expect to be challenged academically and forced to expand their current form of thinking. This junior college is also great for anyone who is looking to maintain a life outside of academia while also attending college. It is very easy to come and go as you please and you are not required to participate in any form of campus life unless you want to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The brand new sports complex and Harris Concert Hall are very unusual sights for a community college campus. They offer a tremendous sense of belonging and allow studentâ??s to fully immerse themselves in campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    The education at Folsom Lake College comes at an exceptionally reasonable price. A student can expect to complete their underclassman education for around $2,000. This price includes tuition and books. Compared to the UC or CSU system, this is ridiculously cheap. Overall there is a tremendous bang for your buck and your dollar goes a long way.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of fun activities to participate in despite the fact that the campus is quite small. There are plenty of sports options that are newly available due to the completion of the brand new sports complex. The sports complex includes a professional sized basketball gym, football field, and two baseball fields. The creation of multiple brand new sports teams can be expected this next year. Along with the sports complex comes the state-of-the-art Harris Concert Hall. This is one of the largest concert halls located on a community college campus. The Harris Concert Hall holds multiple events year round. Students and residents from all over the area come to attend events every week. Here you can watch everything from musical acts to theatre performances. Tickets are always discounted for students!

    Food and Dining

    Folsom Lake College does an exceptional job of providing students with a large selection of great quality foods. The Falcons Roost, the on-campus dining hall, offers a great variety of lunchtime options. Here one can choose anything from mongolian barbecue to a slice of pizza. All of the food is reasonably priced and rarely disappoints.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, as Folsom Lake College is a community college, there are no on-campus housing options. However there are cheap options available in the surrounding area.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall Folsom Lake College has a great academic environment. All of the professors tend to be extremely passionate about their fields of academia. This creates a challenging and exciting learning environment for old and new studentâ??s alike. All professors are also required to have multiple office hours during the week. This ensures that all studentâ??s have equal access to information and help from their professorâ??s.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students looking to attend Folsom Lake College should make sure that they take advantage of all of the orientation information that the school offers before registration. Folsom Lake College offers multiple orientations for both freshman and transfer students alike. Attending one of these orientations will ensure that all new students get the most out of their education. It is during these orientations that one learns about registering for classes and how to access important college services such as the financial aid office. This information will allow a new student to get ahead of the competition and ensure they are on track with their transfer or graduation goals.

    In three sentences

    Folsom Lake College is a great community college located within the Los Rios Community College District. Overall the education is exceptional and comes at an affordable price. This is a great option for anyone looking to attend a junior college.

  • 08/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't think that I have ever heard of anyone getting harmed on campus, there are always at least two police units roaming the campus as well as well lit parking lots (for those of us who tend to take night classes).

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life as it is a community college.

    Great for these types of students

    1. Those who are hardworking, motivated, and average-achievers. 2. Those who like smaller class sizes and like getting to know their professors. 3. Those who like working in groups and making new friends! 4. Those who like the flexibility of not having to travel far to reach their college campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs, sports teams, and places to go eat inside and around the Folsom Lake College campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous different places for you to choose to eat from which are probably a little more expensive than if you went out to eat the same thing, but the quality of the food is excellent!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available, as it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the courses are challenging, it is nothing which you can not score well in with some hard core studying and study groups! Just make sure that you are prepared to work out throughout the semester, not getting burnt out right after midterms.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Make sure that you sign up for classes as soon as possible! 2. Attend all the classes you have signed up for, even if you are wait listed; make sure you do not miss the first two weeks of classes otherwise professors will drop you from the class. 3. Take notes in every single class and make sure to keep your notes organized. 4. Ready the syllabus at least three times; the first time simple read it, the second time re-read it and highlight the important points, and the third time write down any questions which you have for the teacher. 5. Meet with a counselor at least once every year to make sure that you are on track for graduating on time. 6. Make an effort to communicate with your professors and try to go to their office hours at least once during the semester-they love it when you take time out of your day to ask for help, talk about anything, or have them look over an assignment! 7. Compartmentalize your life, Work Hard, Play Hard.

    In three sentences

    Honestly, I was not planning on attending a community college for the first two years of college but I was both surprised and greatly satisfied at the quality of teaching, as well as the variety of classes offered. I also loved the fact that class sizes do not get larger than about forty students, and even in the larger classes professors still make an active effort to get to know each person! The only thing with which I had a problem was the fact that getting appointments with the counselors in kind of hard-so make sure that you plan ahead!