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  • 12/03/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students! Fullerton College has a wide variety of subjects for all Majors.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes here are cheap and worth it. The amount of knowledge you gain is way worth the $26 per unit!

    Am enjoying being here

    The students here are all friendly and are all easy to be around. The campus is easy to traverse as well, leaving you plenty of time to walk from class to class.

    Am learning a lot

    Here at Fullerton College you're able to learn a wide variety of different subjects. As for myself, who is learning his ways to have a career Computer Engineering, I've gained a great amount of knowledge in just a few semesters!

  • 02/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I used to think that community college is for rejects and people that didn't take school seriously, but I was blown away by the vast number of motivated and diligent students that I met. And while I won't deny I have bumped into the occasional partiers, I am still surrounded by hard-working and intelligent students that work just as hard as I do, if not more and have 4.0 GPA's. If you want to get a higher education and you can't afford it, this is the school for you, and you can be rest assured that you will find good, hard-working friends and others that love and know how to have fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. This college has so many opportunities for you to shine and to transfer to amazing schools, EVEN ON THE EAST COAST. Get good grades and join the Honors Program. You won't regret it. Get involved on campus and join one of the hundred clubs offered here. Don't forget to do community service and apply for alot of scholarships - there are many offered for community college students, even after graduation. Take advantage of everything on campus, including the Transfer Center, the Tutoring Center, the counselors, and the library. They are all amazing resources. Do not forget to go to all of your professor's office hours. It will do you a world of good.

    Bang for the buck

    I just did a search online and found that it costs $36 per unit to attend Fullerton College. I didn't even know this. Why, you ask? Because I don't pay for school/tuition! I qualified for the Board of Governors' Fee waiver so I am going to college for free. Pretty amazing huh? On top of that I had a high GPA in high school so I qualified for a Cal Grant, so I'm getting paid close to $3,000 TO GO TO SCHOOL. That's right. I get PAID to go to school. I have also won $1,600 in scholarships from the Fullerton College Scholarship Foundation that I didn't even end up using because I didn't need it so that money went straight to buying textbooks and other materials, i.e. art supplies, dance shoes, etc. (SIDE NOTE: Textbooks are VERY expensive. This semester I spent close to $400 on textbooks ALONE.) So make sure to apply for financial aid, scholarships, and spend the money wisely because you will need it!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the professors here. Many of them have come from interesting and prestigious backgrounds and many of my professors, past and current, have Doctorates. It is very easy to make friends in class and people are very relaxed and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been here since Summer 2009, and all I can say about this college is that I love it. I've taken art/dance history classes, business classes, music, oceanography classes and so much more! This college offers so many wonderful classes but most importantly I am learning so much while I have fun! The professors really care about all of their students, and because some classes are so small, you can work with them one on one. My experience has been amazing here and I am learning more at this college than in high school!

  • 12/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're struggling financially then this is the place to go. Don't be ashamed because its, according to some people, not a real college, a community college is the same as any other education. Also if you're not sure what you want to do with your life and want to take things slow, there's no pressure here. Only people backing up your every decision.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're not sure what you want to major in, community college is the place to start. If you have interests than go after them, take fun classes and you might be surprised how well the field pays if you choose to make it a career. Make college your own, and don't let anyone dampen your memories.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices is one of the main reasons why I decided to attend Fullerton College. Its a cheaper price for the same gosh darn degree! Most people qualify for financial aid anyway so its double the help... I don't know why you would want to start out spending a hundred dollars per unit... that's crazy talk!

    Am enjoying being here

    Starting out at a community college was the best decision I ever made. Everyone has dreams and goals that it helps you push yourself even harder to succeed. Even how beautiful the buildings look make you feel like a hard working adult! Its great!

    Am learning a lot

    You need to commit yourself to your education as much as your professors commit themselves to teaching you. There are tons of opportunities for help that its impossible NOT to learn!

  • 04/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For the kids who don't have a clue what to do after college. If you don't know what you're good at, you can take as many personality and skills tests as you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the TAP program. Transfer Achievement Program. You get extra counseling whenever you need it, and you get to be apart of a great program on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I have used so many of their resources, primarily for discovering what careers I should look into. The tutors are great and the staff is friendly.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is nice and the teachers are cool. They really want you to understand the material.

    Am learning a lot

    If you have no idea where you want to transfer, what you want to major in, or what you want to do with your life, this is the college for you! Their counselors are awesome and super helpful. They want you to succeed and move on with your college career.

  • 06/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fullerton College is great for all types of students. From 16-year-old high school students taking classes to rapidly advance their education, to senior citizens going back to school to finish their education, it is a very diverse school and offers many types of programs. The flexibility of choosing your own schedule allows students to either go to the really early morning classes, or stay up late with the night owls. If you learn at a slow pace, FJC is a cheap and easy way to take your time through school at your own pace. You can take a one-unit class, or 19 units per semester (not suggested…I didn’t get much sleep the one time I did this). If you work full time, you can easily pick and choose times that work with your schedule. Overall, I’d say Fullerton really caters to the all types of students and gives an incredible educational experience. It has many clubs including speech and debate (forensics), science clubs, math clubs, writing clubs, clubs for religious and/or ethnic groups, art club (really cool group of people!), theater/drama club, music clubs, ASB, sports clubs, and much more. Any kind of student can easily fit in at this school, or take classes to fit into their busy schedule. It’s really a great school for anyone, no matter their age, gender, ethnicity, or level of education.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you’re taking an early morning class (7:30 or 8:00am class), don’t buy the parking permit. There’s always adequate parking on the streets and in the neighborhoods south of Chapman (the neighborhood to the north of Berkley and Chapman has signs posted saying you can’t park there now). Walking is good exercise and can help wake you up before your class starts. Sit up front so you don’t get distracted and can easily pay attention to what your professor is saying. You’ll be glad you did when finals roll around. Join a study group…these may be the very people to save your life on an important test, midterms, finals, or group projects. If you’re petitioning a class and there’s no room and a waiting list, sit in the front, talk to the teacher before and after class, stay all the way through the class (even when the professor says you can leave after signing your name on the wait list), and keep coming until a spot opens up. Students tend to drop classes like hot potatoes in the third week or so of the semester. Just bide your time and be patient. Do the homework. Don’t cheat. Have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    $26 per unit...need I say more? Considering the cost of tuition at Fullerton College is so cheap, one would expect the education or overall college experience to be less than satisfactory. However, the opposite is the case. The teachers and faculty are a joy to converse with, very helpful, they actually love what they do, and they’re extremely eager to help students reach their full potential. Despite the 24,000 students on campus, each teacher still takes the time to try to get to know their students on a personal level. Even when the school experienced budget cuts, the students and tuition never seem to suffer from it. The school itself has actually been expanding with a recent addition to the science building. Parking permits cost a whopping $36 per semester, which is a bargain at any other school in the USA. Fullerton starts earlier and finishes later than most schools, giving the students ample opportunity to take classes nice and easy while still receiving a spectacular academic experience. As the oldest community college in California, FJC knows what it’s doing…and it does it well at an ridiculously inexpensive cost to students.

    Am enjoying being here

    Besides all of the information-rich classes I've been taking here, FJC is just a fun college to be at. The campus is beautiful, the students are friendly, and the professors are warm and welcoming. Also, against all odds, the cafeteria serves good food! I've made some really great friends here and have had so much fun over the past two years. The central location of the school also affords students the opportunity to go out and explore many different options in food, entertainment, and activities. Fullerton is about 10 minutes away from Disneyland (a place where friends from school and I have spent many hours hanging out), 20 minutes away from the beach, and walking distance to student favorites such as Starbucks, Chipotle, Subway, McDonald’s, Pick-Up-Stix, Yogurtland, Panera, Chicago Harv's, KFC, Pinkberry, Thai Basil, Wahoo’s, and many more. The environment on campus always consists of students chattering excitedly, warm Southern California weather, various school activities, and people rushing to and from classes. It is definitely a very fun place to be. I also absolutely loved being on the speech and debate team (forensics) and won several awards for the school. This goes for all clubs and activities readily available on campus. I've made some great friends through forensics and enjoyed every minute I've been at this school.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely love this school. I've taken Basic Drawing for Non-art Majors, Math, History of Women in the United States, Sociology 101, English 103 Logic and Critical Thinking, Music Appreciation, Nutrition, Spinning (indoor cycling), Japanese, English 100, Astronomy, and many more classes at FJC. All of them have taught me so much about education, specific fields of study, applying myself academically, discipline, academic honesty, perseverance, and life in general. I have yet to take a class that I don't like. All of the learning experiences I've had have made me a stronger, more diligent student. It has also cultivated a passion for learning that I don’t believe I could have encountered in another environment. I’m definitely learning a lot at this school.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People sing on the grass?

    Bang for the buck

    Hope to qualify for the fee waiver, then classes mostly free.

    What to do for fun

    Maybe attend some events or join clubs. There's rarely time for fun if you really want to focus on studying.

    Food and Dining

    It's all expensive. I think they sell golden coffee or something.

    Dorm Life

    The college has no dorms. I don't live nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenges are what make life interesting, and classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to enroll in all types of programs like TAP, EOPS, BOGG, etc. The college offers many certificate programs as well. Tuition was cheap, but with a fee waiver you can be exempt from paying the $46/unit.

    In three sentences

    A well known college in California. There is a diversity of students. The college will be turning 100 years old.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 7 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    bring ur lunch

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the new cafeteria

    Bang for the buck

    the college has up the prices on everything

    Tips for prospective students

    JMake sure u know what you want to do. Or they will cut u off Finanical Aid

    In three sentences

    It could be better

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 93

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of clubs that you can join and have a lot of fun with them.

    Food and Dining

    food is great. the food is always fresh and good! i love eating here.

    Dorm Life

    i wouldn't be able to tell because i live with my parents.

    Academic Rigor

    it's very challenging depending in your career, but it is worth it at the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    know where to find the help. ask questions and look for the special programs office

    In three sentences

    this college gives tons of help in any area, either is financially, academically and there are great teachers and help.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Awesome unit when it comes to safety. They are buildng new buildings and using the latest sefety technology.

    Clubs and Activities

    incredible club activities

    Great for these types of students

    hardworking, prospective future concerned students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really

    Bang for the buck

    For whatever money you pay here, it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of programs. Just keep checking these out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check this college out once.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton college is certainly one of the better community colleges in california. Enrolling in classes is hard though. However, the campus has great reputation.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've always felt pretty safe on campus. Even wandering in back alleys and alone on the ledges of high buildings as I'm wont to, I've never had trouble. The campus police are always zooming around.

    Greek Life

    Nope. Junior college is a little too junior, unless the honors societies count? Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Gamma Sigma are both very active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of them, everywhere. There's usually monthly fairs in the Quad where the cosmetology department has a discount day out in the sun and the booths for different clubs and causes go up, and someone blasts terrible pop music. There are honors societies and ethnic clubs and volunteer clubs and music clubs and sports for anyone and everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type. I'm an overachiever and I'm happy, my not-as-education-fond friends are also pretty happy. Fullerton College is the sort of place where a lot of people are building or rebuilding themselves and trying to make a life they can enjoy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hmm. Well, there's some construction going on right now which makes for plenty of odd hidey holes, but otherwise nothing too unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    Fantastic! I really can't say anything bad about this school because it's been a godsend. I love it!

    What to do for fun

    The same as anywhere else I imagine. There are clubs and societies, for those interested; there are malls and shopping centers all over with plenty of gyms, clubs, and community centers besides. If you want to do it, you can probably find it in Orange County.

    Food and Dining

    I love the chicken strips from the dining hall grill! There's plenty of variety in those little restaurants for any craving and there's a smaller, but just as nice, cafe on the other end of campus. The food off-campus is great, too - just wander downtown Fullerton.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, I'm afraid, but there are cheap apartments and flatshares all over.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm kind of a difficult judge of this - my high school was above average and I was often above average there, so college in general is pretty easy - but I've felt the academics here were rigorous enough to keep me semi-busy and stress many of my classmates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do it! Go, even just to get as many classes done in two years as you can before transferring. FC has a TAG agreement with most of the UCs in the state, so you've actually got a better chance of transferring to the school you want if you keep a strong GPA. The great teachers and the amount of money you save doesn't hurt either!

    In three sentences

    A fantastic and economic education. I have been impressed by every single teacher I've had and the financial aid is more than helpful with such low costs for in-state students. The people and systems have also been very friendly about my many questions.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for sports, drama majors, english majors, art majors, and any science or math majors.

    Bang for the buck

    So worth it, and it is very close to CSUF, so it is very convenient to everything.

    What to do for fun

    You are right off of the downtown area, and there are so many places to go including a place where they have poetry readings.

    Food and Dining

    If you don't eat on campus, there are several good places by campus. Sonic is right down the street. Subway is right across the street. The best little hotdog place is also across the street next to Subway.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very important here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do work, show up for class, and meet teachers that care about your success.

    In three sentences

    I have never worked so hard and achieved so much. I had teachers who cared and who pushed me to want to do more than I ever could. It is worth whatever you have to do to attend this college. You will thank yourself for it later.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and athletics for students to join. Clubs give great opportunities for extracurricular activities.

    What to do for fun

    There is always downtown Fullerton a block away to have fun and meet people. The restaurants around the campus are great and are filled with students our age.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining can be better, but the dining hall is beautiful and lively.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly challenging and ensures that the students to learn life-long lessons that are applicable for the rest of the life. Classes actually enlighten students in recognizing what they can do for their futures.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students: make sure to not get distracted and focus on the classes you are taking. Do not overwhelm yourself by taking multiple classes, your GPA matters the most to allow you to transfer.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a beautiful campus with a kind and caring faculty. The college focuses on the success of the students and creates an atmosphere of success and creates opportunities to succeed. The college has many agreements with other universities and keeps its students informed about transfer regulations.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel safe walking around fullerton college at night and during the day. it' surrounded by a very active downtown with lots of people and quaint older neighborhoods.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is an amazing amount of club activity at fullerton college. they have club day where you can sign up and the organizations do things all year long. they hold performances during the day and at night and are always avaiable and friendly.

    Great for these types of students

    students who aren't completely sure of what school they want to attend or what major they want to be. 95% of students change their mind in college of what they want to do. this gives you a financially friendly education while you get to experience what works for you or not.

    Bang for the buck

    i've paid such a reasonable amount for the schooling i have gotten. you get a great education for more than half the price of a 4 year institution. i would seriously recommend fullerton college if you aren't dead set on your major or what school you want to go to. you get the same g.e. classes for 1/4 of the price.

    What to do for fun

    there are a great amount of organizations, sports teams and clubs you can get involved with. downtown fullerton is located near by with an eclectic feel and plenty of places to meet new people and have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    great cafeteria and good food and some what reasonable prices!

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are unsure about where you want to go fullerton college is a great place to feel around what you like and where you want to go. they have a wonderful transfer center and are always there to help.

    In three sentences

    wonderful looking campus. overall helpful and innovative teachers. many programs and clubs that are not offered at other schools.

  • 02/16/2012

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is taken vary seriously at fullerton college.

    Clubs and Activities

    their are many clubs and activities to join here, your fullerton college experience would not be compete without thees. there are many clubs and activities to join like the tap program (transfer achievement program) but, i cant just say them all right here for you must come and see for yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    fullerton college is a great place for anybody,anywhere. my parents always told me how important it was to get a college education. i never payed much attention to them about it. however, i have began to witness many changes in our world, everyday we get more and more sophisticated and advanced. the world is demanding more and more from us then ever before. the majors that we worked so hard for is just simply not enough anymore. it was then that i realised how right my parents were i must work harder then they did in thier time. i know community college is not for everybody, but going to fullerton college for me, is the place for the types of students who want to follow the path of the future.

    Bang for the buck

    fullerton college charges $36 per unit and a health fee $17 and course fee and parking fee not too bad, there are other colleges that charge much more then this. don,t forget to ask for financial aid, it really helps you a lot. fullerton college is surly going to be a big bang for your buck guaranteed or your money back

    What to do for fun

    fullerton college has many locations to have fun. the college may be big but the fun parts are not too hard to find. the fullerton football field is a great place to have fun and to blow off some steem from classes, you could play football, soccer running on the track and pole vaulting and the field is open to anybody. there is also the student center lounge, its located right next to the dinning room. there, you can play video games, shoot pool and watch big screen tv or simply relaxing with friends. there is also many exiting clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    fullerton college has a large dining room that accommodates many students. they have a food court that serves fresh custom-made food like hamburgers,sandwiches and burritos that's served hot and delicious, prepared by our finest chefs. there is also a cafe on campus called the stingers cafe.

    Dorm Life

    fullerton college does not have housing for students weep,weep , however, there are apartment complexes just off campus that students could rent for cheap.

    Academic Rigor

    founded in 1913, fullerton college (formally known as fullerton junior college) is the oldest and largest community college in california. fullerton college has a yearly enrollment of 22,014 students. student life here is mostly clam and quite. fullerton college is known for being the highest ranked transfer institution in california to have more students transferring to universities of california and california state universities. but, i am just sayin

    Tips for prospective students

    fullerton college is the best place to go if you want to reach your academic goals. fullerton college has seen many years of academic success, and prospective students like you will enjoy the benefits of a quality education and while having fun at the same time. what are you waiting for? come be apart of this long tradition of academic success. there is just one rule you must follow when enrolling at fullerton college: once a hornet, always a hornet.

    In three sentences

    fullerton college is a big college with with a peaceful and fun atmosphere. the college is full of fun and engaging activities, friendly students, and caring instructors and staff that will help you reach your academic goals.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 93

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For me, I played volleyball and basketball in high school and I enjoyed it very much. So for fun at Fullerton, I took PE classes such as volleyball.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered in the cafeteria, is pretty tasty and delicious. The only problem: prices are pretty high!

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, Fullerton is just a two-year college and the dorm life is non-existent.

    Academic Rigor

    For me, the academic rigor is not as high as I would have expected college to be. But I'm not saying this because Fullerton is a horrible school, I am only saying this because the high school I came from, Oxford Academy, was very academically rigorous which really prepared me for the college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to always stay on top of things. Because the campus is so lively, it is easy to get carried away with making friends and just hanging out. Also, make sure to keep in constant contact of a counselor to figure out what would be the best thing to do for the upcoming semester.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton college is a very lively campus. There is always something going on in the quad and everybody is so friendly. I love being on campus just because its such a fun and active environment.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is found just about everywhere. the school itself is safe during the day but at night it can seem a bit sketchy because it gets pretty empty. campus safety however is very strict about parking and will ticket you for anything possible whether it is dropping someone off on the side, stopped in a handicap, or if its the first day required for parking permits they will find you and write the ticket.

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life unfortunately.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs on campus and club rush is a big thing. they will have loud music playing, clubs have their booths set up in the quads and have activities going on all day long. it makes a good study break.

    Great for these types of students

    if you are looking to save money, and take more than ge classes or even classes for fun then this is your place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a quiet place to study is in the lower level of the science building outside of the professor's offices. this is where there are tables and chairs set up as well as cubicles with electrical outlets which you can plug your laptop into. the library can be loud at times which is why i preferred the science building.

    Bang for the buck

    nowhere else will you be able to pay 500 dollars for one semester and be a full time student, parking, and some of those classes including sciences. it is difficult to get classes because of budget cuts but you have to be consistent, showing up to class and staying in contact with the professor. the classes that you are taking, make sure you can handle the load because it can be annoying when by the end of the semester over half of the classes have dropped because they could not handle the class and students that could have succeeded were not able to enroll because it was full.

    What to do for fun

    there is not that much to do for fun on campus but locally there is downtown fullerton which is in walking distance from the school. whether you want to study in a cafe, get a drink, something to eat, or shop you will be able to do it in downtown fullerton. expanding outside of fullerton the beach is 30 minutes away, brea mall is 10 minutes, and there is movie theaters locally.

    Food and Dining

    the food in the cafeteria is good but can get pricey because you have to use cash to pay. i like the salad bar, the sandwiches and a small cup of coffee before a long lecture.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life on campus because it is a 2 year college and most students live at home or locally.

    Academic Rigor

    ge classes are sometimes fun, and everyone has to take them so some professors try to keep the class interesting and fun. if a science or math major, you will want to spend a lot of time in your professor's office because the classes will get tough once you get into higher levels (bio 272, math 150a, anat 231, etc). but they will be willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    when going through the counseling office, be careful because sometimes they may have you take classes that you really don't need which happened to me. if you are ever confused or not sure of something in a class, go to the professor's office hours and talk with them because most professors enjoy when they see students putting in the effort to do well and know their professors. when ordering transcripts, do it online and then call in the next few days to follow up with the transaction to make sure that they had been sent out. it is much cheaper to finish as many pre-req's and ge classes here before moving on, i strongly suggest it and my professors were awesome and helpful that i had!

    In three sentences

    the classes are good and professors are helpful if you show them you are putting in the effort to do well. the buildings are nice due to recent construction and classes are nice. my sciences (anatomy, physio, micro) all small class sizes (27 students for lab) which is nice other classes such as ge classes are much larger.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 93

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    library

    Food and Dining

    expensive cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    come early in the morning on your first day for parking.

    In three sentences

    extremely populated and filled with students. hard to find parking. amazing professors.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    you pay almost nothing to study here. your trip to vegas or your membership in la fitness would cost much more than this.

    What to do for fun

    a student at fullerton college must study very hard. forget about fun if you are serious about your future.

    Food and Dining

    kind of pricey but they have a very beautiful cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    many people in the world wish to study in a wonderful place like fullerton college, so do not take your chance for granted and put a lot of value on every hour of your academic life in this college.

    In three sentences

    fullerton college is the oldest, the biggest and the best college in california.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 93

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    Great for these types of students

    those who want to get their education taken care of on the cheap.

    What to do for fun

    your homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you check out your professor ratings. they're more accurate than you know

    In three sentences

    the quality of fullerton college's educators has gone up in recent years. the campus, while constantly under construction, is still very nice looking. with all that being said, it's still basically high school 2.0.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Use the opportunities the school provides you to succeed and visit professors during office hours when you need help.

    In three sentences

    It has a good variety of people and classes. It has many tools available for students to succeed. I would recommend it as the place to get your general ed.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 93

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus and many clubs to join, myself I have joined at least two clubs. Joining clubs makes college life more interesting. It is eato meet new people in these clubs networking becomes big when being a member in these clubs it help you make lots of friends and college life more pleasurable. i strongly recommend joining a club for fun because it opens doors to the college life.

    Food and Dining

    Fullerton College has great food and a great dining area with many option on The table. The choices of food vary from Italian to Mexican to some Asian cuisine, it as well offfers a large elegants cafeteria with a friendly staff who always keep stuff clean and on check never does one see a dirty floor or table or something missing.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm beacuse of my location which is only six miles away from school, although many foreign exchange students would live across the street in some good looking apartments like the area itself. I am not sure if the college offers dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Fullerton College has some great proffesors who are extremely knowledgable on their teaching. Also there are many helpfull sites in the school that help like for example the tutoring center, writing center, and the math lab which man students find extremely helpfull. Taking advantage of these centers will make your studies much easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice for students who really want to prospect and achieve their goals quicker would be always pay attention. The word attention equals the word learning it is as simple as that, if one pays attention one learns and does great in school.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton Junior College has by far been wonderfull to me due to the fact that it is a diverse school that opens up new doors and opportunities. I find something interesting everyday at the campus from new interesting friends to the nicest most helpfull proffesors. Fullerton College offers much to the students from activities on campus to interesting clubs. Ir eally recommend it.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 93

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs or a sport.

    Food and Dining

    Its alright.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend every class. Most teachers do not like late students. Also be accountable for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton is a beautiful campus with many resources. Students are able to use the writing, tutoring, skills, and math center for any help on homework. This school is great and they have teachers that care about the students' future.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus Safety at FC is superb! They constantly monitor the campus to maintain everyone's safety and never have to be told twice to assist a person.

    Greek Life

    -Alpha Gamma Sigma -Phi Theta Kappa -Lambda Society

    Clubs and Activities

    -Alpha Gamma Sigma, official Honors society -Phi Theta Kappa -Science, Technology, and Engineer Majors Program -Honors Program -TAP Program -Puente Program -FC Hornet Staff - Associated Students of FC -ICC -Cadena Transfer/ Cultural Center -Science Club -Speech and Debate

    Great for these types of students

    FC is great for all types of students. You don't have to be a somebody to partake in receiving an education at Fullerton College. All a person needs is a desire to learn and a willingness to grow intellectually.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an annual Halloween costume contest in October, which brings out all the creative and brave individuals front and center! The chalk drawing contests on the sidewalks of the Quad allows you to view intricate works of art at ease for no cost!

    Bang for the buck

    This campus is a bang for your buck! There are so many positive advantages at Fullerton College, including financial assistance, that outweigh any negative aspects and thus makes enrollment at FC worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    What is there not to do for fun at Fullerton College? This is a fun-filled campus- with new events occurring in the Quad every day! There's Nite Life for those with evening classes to enjoy music and engage in conversation, there's annual events such as Worldfest, contests, musical/ theatrical performances, sport games to watch, etc.- every day brings a new reason to enjoy being on campus!

    Food and Dining

    FC provides great food at affordable prices ($1-$10 on average, depending on the size of meal- snack, lunch, etc.). The dining hall is spacious and inviting, while the Stinger's Cafe is much smaller and cozy. There are both indoor and outdoor seating areas, perfect for whichever dining experience you wish to choose.

    Dorm Life

    Fullerton College does not provide housing. However, there are always posts of affordable housing options for on the campus publicity walls.

    Academic Rigor

    I give Fullerton College a 10 on academic rigor. Each professor has their own grading criteria, etc.- but each one strives to motivate their students to achieve success. FC's Faculty members are extremely helpful in every way possible. Classes aren't too big- not anywhere near 100 + students at least- so students are able to connect with their peers and engage in the course more effectively. Most courses are CSU/ UC certified (transfer eligibility), and/ or provide vocational certification, relate to AA/AS degree requirements, or fufill prerequisite requirements for intended major.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Enroll in classes you know you will enjoy: Make sure to read full course description to ensure your happiness in the class and personal interest within the class subject. -2. Become involved. Join Honors, STEM, Puente, TAP, clubs, sports, theatre, etc. - whichever suits your goals in life. Not only does it look great on resumes, transcripts, scholarship and UC applications- but it can help you reach your full potential! 3. Ask for help when needed. There is no such thing as a dumb question (Unknown source). If you want to know more about features at FC, such as tutoring opportunities, how to become involved in AGS, or even where a building is located- make sure to ask others if you have trouble finding out yourself. You'll be surprised at how much more information you'll find out other than the original the question you had asked, such as information about studying abroad or job internships in your field of study. You will never know how much information a person will relay until you ask for help. There are plenty of people in this world you are willing to assist others; please keep this in mind. 4. Do not damage Fullerton College property. Littered trash, stealing FC property, graffiti, etc.- does not belong at such an amazing campus as FC. School is a place to learn and become involved- please be respectful of the hard work people put into this school. Everything from the architecture to the landscaping took an immense amount of time energy to create. 5. Visit a counselor. Request to see one that specializes in your major and/ or program affiliation (TAP, etc). If you cannot find the answers you were looking for, visit the building related to the field of study and ask whomever is available (Ex: Question about UCs that the counselor couldn't answer? Visit Transfer Cadena Center). 6. Check Fullerton College's Pages Daily. Check the FC website, their Facebook page, and any other FC-associated links that pertain to your academic goals. Their pages are consistently updated and can provide you with deadlines, news, etc. that can further enrich your days at Fullerton College. 7. Email, Email, Email. When in doubt about who to contact at Fullerton College, email it out. Email professors about waiting lists to petition, email program leaders to arrange a meeting to enlist in an academic program at FC, email to check the possibilities of a job on campus etc.- utilize your Email access in a professional manner whenever necessary. Practice proper online etiquette rules (How to address yourself, etc.) to remain courteous and professional at all times.

    In three sentences

    I rate Fullerton College a 10 because I feel it provides so many wonderful opportunities for its students. It has a perfect location, beautiful environment/ architecture, amazing array of class offerings, extremely helpful professors/ staff, and makes sure to provide academic and career-oriented advantages for all its students. It is a 2-year college that can help unlock the doors of a bright future for all FC students.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety do a wonderful job! They are there to help and if you have a late class, they will escort you to your car if you feel uncomfortable walking alone at night!

    What to do for fun

    There is an area with video games and pool tables for those who want to kick back and relax before class or an exam!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, they have a range of prices but there is something for everyone!

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the English classes here want the students to put in a lot of effort, they want them to be successful when the time comes to transfering. It allows the students to be ready for anything that comes their way.

    Tips for prospective students

    For those coming into Fullerton College, I would say it is the best place before moving onto a four-year school! The English Program is phenomenal and the English Professor really care!

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is one of the best Junior College out there. It is a place where everyone is friendly and the teachers are helpful. There are many opportunities given to the students in order for them to succeed.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    25 of 93

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    What to do for fun

    Down town Fullerton is amazing

    Food and Dining

    Pretty much everything is walking distance

    In three sentences

    Counselors are beyond amazing. Some instructors are very helpful and want the student to succeed.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 93

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Fullerton JC is a very social campus, there's always something going on for everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're applying for financial aid, make sure to do your research ahead of time, the employees there aren't too much help. Even though you might get easy teachers, don't slack off. Show them that your driven and determined to get a worthy grade, it will benefit you in the long run

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a blessing in disguise. It is a challenge and a test for all college students. It has classes for every category of interest, which I'm sure is the reason why it has such a huge campus full of students.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food at Fullerton College is great, healthy and cheap.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers have a great career and a lot of experience in the subject, so they are always helping us in everything we need.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a great school! I am studying Fashion and the programs and teachers there are so experienced and completed, i know i am going to became a great stylist!

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 93

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    Bang for the buck

    Great school to go to if youre trying to save money in order to transfer or want to get a certificate/degree.

    What to do for fun

    Theres different clubs to join as well as just stopping by in the quad for special events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good atmosphere and theres many places in which you could receive help if needed. In the mornings or at least before noon, theres more traffic then in the evenings.

    In three sentences

    The school has diversity within the buildings. Theres many areas in which you can explore as well as clubs and activites you can join as well. New buildings and space is something to look forward.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food is very good prepared everyday fresh.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are easy and they work with you when you need help. Also classes are reasonable length and you wont be disappointed with any of the classes you take their all good.

    In three sentences

    This is a very great school and very helpful. Always welcomes students and has a variety of them.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    30 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They made sure parking was in control, however, if there was an actual problem... they were not very helpful. Several cars get stolen each semester, they do not notify campus nor help in investigation. This is very poor practice at FC as well.

    Greek Life

    nonexistent

    Clubs and Activities

    poor

    Great for these types of students

    As an engineering student... Math departments had some great and horrid instruction. Similarly, the physics department was in the same situations. The dean in these departments has to take more actions, how can you have a retention rate of 10% and still be a teacher? Welcome to FC......

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is a nonsmoking campus, whether you were a smoker or not, everyone knew several smoking spots which smokers congregated to.

    Bang for the buck

    I was working part time, which qualified me for Board of Governors Waiver, but not FAFSA. I had to work for my books and parking pass, which were cheap if you were resourceful.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends with classmates in your area of interests, which kept me sane at this school.

    Food and Dining

    Food is the same every week.... The coffee they serve is Starbucks with complimentary Coffee Mate -- not a campus Starbucks, but sure did the job at bargain price.

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    The school can be very challenging in certain departments. Be particular in which professors you plan to take. They will make you or break you. My classes were in advanced mathematics and physical sciences. The last semester, I took 17 units, worked 30 hrs a week, and fathered my daughter. I managed a 3.5 taking physics 222, math 250b, chemistry 107, and ethnics 101.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay determined, be resourceful, and take initiative.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is not a college that holds your hand, and similar to many colleges has its bad apples. If you have a lot of determination and become resourceful, then you can transfer to a great UC or CSU easily. My academic skills have greatly improved during my 3 years here, and genuinely appreciate many professors here at FC.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a rec room where there is a pool table, card tables and video games. They also allow students to bring their own gaming system to plug into the big screen TV. The quad is spacious enough to allow games of Frisbee or football to happen, or even for a group of people to get together and play music. Around the corner from the campus is downtown Fullerton. There are vintage stores, music stores, clothing stores,different coffee shops, and lots of restaurants to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    It isn't gourmet dining, but it is still good. There is a wide selection of beverages as well as snacks and actual meals. They have different areas for different ethics of food to fill the hunger need for every student.They have a large dining area indoors and a small patio for students to eat outside on nice days.

    Academic Rigor

    The counselors want to make sure you are not taking classes that are a distraction from your GED or AA/AS. When you have a meeting with them, they waste no time getting down to business; they ask you what your goals are and try (if not ) meet them with a step by step plan. Teachers make sure each student is passing their course, if they feel they are getting behind they will approach the student and work out a way for them to catch up. Teachers will accommodate to the students needs. For example, if the students are not ready to move onto the next chapter, the teacher will spend a little extra time on that topic to make sure the students fully understand it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to get to know your teacher and ask for help. Fullerton College provides so many opportunities for you to be successful. The teachers will spend extra time with their students after hours to help in the areas of struggling.They have an AMAZING library filled with any books needed to help with research or recreational. The library staff is very helpful and you can ask them any question and without fail, they will answer it.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is providing me with an environment filled with well educated teachers, open and friendly students and a quad that is comforting and relaxing for every student. Each semester, teachers give all they can to make sure Fullerton College students succeed in not only their classes, but in all of their classes by being encouraging in their students studies. The quad is a great place to catch up on studies and to meet new people; there is enough room for everyone!

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Going the community college route before going to a university is a great deal. Most classes transfer to UC and USC systems, so you get a lot of bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot fun activities on campus, such as club rush or college transfer day. The campus brings in little boutique type places to come and advertise, which is great because you can shop while you have that two hour break between classes. Also there are lots of shops and eateries in downtown Fullerton, so if you ever have a day off, walk around harbor its a blast if you have never been.

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafeteria was recently re done and is very large to accommodate for all it's students. There are also many small cafe type shops to grab a quick bite, or a large coffee before class.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms on campus, but there are a lot of off campus housing, such as houses or apartments for rent.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at Fullerton College, honestly isn't very competitive, somewhat easy when you've acquired time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would have to be to use every aspect of the campus. For instance the library and it's staff are always helpful. The transfer center is another part of the campus that is a must, there are so many people there working to help you make an easy transition to the college of your dreams.

    In three sentences

    A great school to find what you really want to pursue a career in. The academic staff really encourages and help you through the community college journey. There are also many utilities offered to help make your path to graduate or transfer easy and worry free.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 93

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    A lot of great teachers and students. The FC environment is welcoming and everyone around you will help ypu succeed.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to transfer, Students who feel they need to get accustomed to college life.

    Bang for the buck

    It's cheaper than a university.

    What to do for fun

    The performances at the campus theater are always entertaining.

    Food and Dining

    The seasoned fries are especially delicious.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Fullerton College.

    Tips for prospective students

    You may need to attend Cypress College.

    In three sentences

    Most professors teach at other universities, which means you will get the same level of education as if you attended a 4-year institution. The staff at the financial aid office aren't very helpful. The cafeteria food is great.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    nice area

    Greek Life

    i have no idea

    Clubs and Activities

    havent checked them out yet

    Great for these types of students

    Photography , and nursing

    Bang for the buck

    i have no idea

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Fullerton

    Food and Dining

    its good

    Dorm Life

    i have no idea . i wont be doing that

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    Great for all students! Fullerton College has a wide variety of subjects for all Majors.

    In three sentences

    Well i heard they have a great photography program.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 93

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out, join a club

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright and if you dont like it theirs some restaurants close by.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Easy peasy

    Tips for prospective students

    Act like everyone else

    In three sentences

    Fullerton is a very chill college from what I can tell from my classes its pretty easy but then again this is my first time in college.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    37 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is located across from the parking structure and constantly roam the campus to enforce the no-smoking policy. The campus is generally a safe area, so arrests are very rare in this part of the city.

    Greek Life

    The only Greek Life clubs that I know of are the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) honor societies that specialize in community services.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many of the clubs are very driven and provide a lot of services and opportunities for every major and extra curricular activity. They are so involved that they even compete for the Club of the Year title every year.

    Great for these types of students

    Fullerton College is a very diverse college that caters to the arts and sciences, traditional and non-traditional students, financial secure and broke college students, and so much more. There is definitely a place for everyone in this community college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Several weeks each semester, the campus holds Club Rush for clubs on campus to advertise their organization to you. Many of the organizations are free and provide great experiences to meet new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Fullerton College charges $36 per unit, so there is no set price for part-time and full-time students. You pay for however many classes you enroll for. In addition to the tuition, there is a $18 health fee that is very affordable for people who cannot have health insurance.

    What to do for fun

    Near Fullerton College is the well-known Downtown Fullerton. The downtown district has a lot of mom-and-pop shops like thrift stores, coffee/tea shops, bars, variety of restaurants, and more. A few minutes away is Disneyland, California Adventure, and Knott's Berry Farm for those that enjoy theme parks. Many students spend their breaks and summers going to those theme parks with their friends.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria was renovated a few years ago and serves as a dining hall and venue for various campus banquets. The Spanish-style architecture and interior design is a theme among the building in the college. Their food is exclusively supplied by Sodexo, which has a variety of foods (American, Mexican, and Italian) for breakfast and lunch.

    Dorm Life

    Fullerton College does not offer dorms, but many students rent houses or apartments in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    Academic Rigor

    Once students have reached the 200-level courses in their respective fields, the classes become more specialized and detailed. At this point, Fullerton College faculty and staff begin to prepare their students to be ready to transfer to a 4-year institution with a great workload and harder material. Unlike a university, the professors at Fullerton College provide students with more attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective science, technology, engineering, and math majors are especially encouraged to join the Engage in STEM and Science Club organizations to take advantage of the scholarships, internships, field trips, and volunteer work they offer.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is an outstanding community college for students who wish to transfer to a 4-year university. Their transfer center, Engage in STEM program, and Science Club are only some of the many organizations that transfer students can become a part of to further enhance their college careers in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. The staff and faculty are especially helpful in guiding their students to the right path.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Everything seems in order so theres no big deal

    Greek Life

    I havent really been into the greek life but I feel like I'm in a geek life

    Clubs and Activities

    I havent really been to any of the clubs because I try to hit the books most of the time.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is just a maze because you don't know what to do in such little time

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year they do Dia de los Muertos and thats kinda fun

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is expensive but worth it

    What to do for fun

    Swim, eat, run, and soccer

    Food and Dining

    We might not have a lot of variety of food but its simple and really on the go when I need it.

    Dorm Life

    I love my friends because we can always hang out and do stuff that we like to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but it does keep my mind of so many other things.

    Tips for prospective students

    All I recommend is to know everyone around you.

    In three sentences

    College is really adventurous for me because I have meet so many new people. I like all the professors because they have put time and effort in helping me success in my future career.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    affordable tuition, greatttt counselors/teachers

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Fullerton with Restaurants, Bars, clubs, movies

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't had any problems, and I've never heard of anyone having problems. The surrounding neighborhoods are good ones. The area is very family friendly and genuinely enjoyable.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious ones.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Located directly accross the street from Fullerton High School.

    Bang for the buck

    Sadly, tuition continues to rise, and as anywhere, books are ridiculous.

    What to do for fun

    Located at an easy walking distance from downtown Fullerton, a short drive away from downtown Brea, roughly 10-15 minutes away from The Block @ Orange, and the same distance from both Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland/Disney's California Adventure (Season passes would not be wasted).

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but expensive. You're better off walking to one of the many nearby restaurants and coffee shops in downtown Fullerton if you have time.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends entirely on your professor and your own dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    To get the most out of the school, don't rate professors on how easy they are, but on how much you learn from them, otherwise you're wasting your time and money and taking a seat away from a serious student who actually cares about their education. Also, DO NOT be late for your registration appointment.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is old, sunny, small, and welcoming. The place is bursting at the seams with eager students and incredible professors. The aura surrounding the school is perfect for students looking to expand their horizons and fill their minds with information and inspiration.

  • 07/30/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is quite safe; there are various campus security strewn across the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    This college has a variety of different clubs available to the students. These clubs are very interactive and they usually meet at least once a month.

    Bang for the buck

    The cafeteria will not kill your already dying wallet, which, for me, is quite reassuring.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is very grassy so having a picnic wouldn't be out of the ordinary for a student attending this college.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has great food for reasonable prices. If, by some odd chance, you are not accustomed to cafeteria food, there are local little fast food joints around the college campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The hardest part about the classes at this school is getting into them, after you achieved that, the classes seem to be a breeze. Also, the instructors take there time to help you with whatever it is that you happen to be struggling with.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the best community colleges in the Fullerton area.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a quaint community college. It is the first step towards a successful future.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Make sure you have a parking permit when you use the parking lots and you'll be ok, just don't do anything stupid because you will be caught.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to chose from and plenty of activites

    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't want to go to a big school or who are looking to get their AA or general education done at a great price

    Bang for the buck

    Price per unit is incredibly lower than any other college since FC is a community college, but has the same academic level as that of a private college or university

    What to do for fun

    The student center offers arcade games as well as pool and Foosball for a reasonable price and is a great way to stay entertained.

    Food and Dining

    Good food, but expensive. The McDonalds down the street and the Subway directly across the street has been my best friend

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available

    Academic Rigor

    I'm used to tough classes from being home schooled so the level of academics isn't a whole lot harder than that from high school, but challenging none the less.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Find any way you can to get a head, classes fill up fast and any advantage can be a big one - Talk with a counselor and know your plan so you don't waste valuable time taking classes you don't need - Work hard and don't give up, only the persistent will prosper

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College has a quaint and inviting campus that makes the high school to college transition easy and creates an atmosphere for learning. Counselors dedicated to placing students in the right four year college or university that will help them reach the career they desire. Wonderful teachers that help students grow as well as learn.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any kid

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cycling class is way on the other side of the parking and its kind of alone, would not want to take that class.

    Bang for the buck

    There is stores around the college where you can shop and eat.

    What to do for fun

    There are field trips and gatherings you can go to.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very expensive so I try to bring lunch when ever I can

    Dorm Life

    i don't have a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Very good academically, well rounded teachers that know what they are talking about

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out about the tutoring centers and any labs that can help you with homework and projects. Give back to your college and volunteer as much as you can. Get to school early and you will find parking, otherwise, bring tenni shoes.

    In three sentences

    I like this college because its very organized and easy to get information. The teachers here are very helpful and are willing to take the extra mile to make sure you do a good job. The writing center, adaptive lab, and the tutoring centers are very helpful when I have a question and that is something that as a new student is needed.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Its a college town, what do you think?

    Food and Dining

    its all available within a short walk.

    Dorm Life

    you will live living here.

    Academic Rigor

    great school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Must attend college.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College, is a equal opportuni college for all students. This school offers large amount of courses from all categories. Large parking structures make this school easy to attend and stress free.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters/Artists/Musicians/Drama/Film Students

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Fullerton (DTF) is the bar/nightlife three blocks from Fullerton College. There is never a dull night.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent restaurants, affordable and nearby campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms are available.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are fair with workload and course material is informative.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to your counselors! They are very helpful if you are serious about your studies.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a very beautiful college with new classrooms and an extensive library. Professors are dedicated to the student and there are so many resources available for the dedcated student including tutoring sessions and math assistance labs. Having attended other community colleges, I believe that the atmosphere at Fullerton College really brings the community together throughout the campus, nightlife and courses available.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There were club days where the various clubs set up booths to show what they were about. Unfortunately they wer planned when I had class, so I never assisted.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a good college to then transfer to a 4 year school. This school has a high tranfer rate

    Bang for the buck

    Overall a good school for what you pay.

    What to do for fun

    Not many places to go that are walking distance. There is a place near the transfer center that has some old arcade games however.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't use the cafeteria often so I don't have too much to say about it. The few times I visited there was not many choices. The cafeteria itself is newly built, but they could do a better job of carrying more choices.

    Dorm Life

    Since this is a two year college, no dorm rooms available

    Academic Rigor

    I thought it was pretty easy. Certain exemptions for a few classes, economics takes more studying than most. Overall the work load is not bad at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait too long after appointment to get your classes, the ideal time schedule you want for your classes could be gone otherwise.

    In three sentences

    A great place to go to college and a great jumping off point to transfer. It is the oldest active college in California. High tranfer rates and good professors.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is all very delicious with reasonable prices!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here make sure that you understand the lesson they are currently teaching. They are all very friendly and understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should be involved in their school and not be afraid to ask questions. Everyone has questions so don't be afraid!

    In three sentences

    Fullerton college puts their students first. They make sure you have solutions to all your problems. You feel safe and comfortable the whole time you are there.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They care for students' safety here, I feel safe.

    Great for these types of students

    All students who are undecided for what they want to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have events at the quad, and often offer free food!

    Bang for the buck

    Considering how high tuition rose, it's pretty good in price.

    What to do for fun

    Meeting new people, surfing the web on the computer labs, finding a hobby that could lead to a profession.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a wide range variety of foods from healthy to burgers. The burgers here are really good too!

    Dorm Life

    This school doesn't offer dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what classes to take. Come early prior to your class schedule because parking can be nasty. Study, read, pay attend class!

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a very beautiful school with many courses to offer. The students and staff here are very helpful. From preregistration to tutoring, Fullerton College is very helpful and goes above and beyond for students enrolled here.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of emergency stations located across the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of cool clubs to join

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to stay close to home and transfer to a University sooner

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Behins the library there's a little cafe and it's a little hidden. No one really sits there and it's pretty chill plus it smells like coffee. Yumm!

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are currently 45 bucks which is cheap

    What to do for fun

    Fullerton has lots of clubs for you to join. And there's a student lounge with games and a pool table. The shopping scene on harbor blvd is really nice too.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options at the food court but they are a bit expensive. It's very common to see people taking their own lunch. I saw a guy with a little cooler in class today. Smart guy. There's also a subway across the street. Downtown Fullerton has cute trendy places to eat too!

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life here :( but lots of pretty new apartments in the nearby downtown Fullerton which is just a street over!

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman, professors are aware that the transition to college is difficult. Which is why they're a little flexible. But it's always depending on the classes you're taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to register for classes on the day your registration appointment is! Classes fill up fast. I learned the hard way unfortunately. Also parking can be a nightmare! Get to school early and be prepared to spend a little while looking for a spot.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a beautiful community college located in the downtown area of Fullerton. The professors here are among the most well educated and are always offering their time to help you the student. The recently new library offers plenty of computers and printers, books and even let you checkout laptops.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Fullerton College has an amazing Theater Department! If you ever get the chance to star in a play you should really think about doing it! If not, then you can enjoy an amazing show as an audience member (professors sometimes assign it as extra credit anyway). Also, on campus there is an annual student open mic night. Anyone and everyone can attend and perform their own work whether it be a song, poem or short story.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria on this campus has an impressive menu, but it is a little pricey. For breakfast the menu ranges from a custom salad to Belgian waffles. For lunch you cab grab a burger combo or some macaroni and cheese or even build your own sandwich. Collectively, the food is pretty good and convenient enough for when you will be spending many hours on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on this campus

    Academic Rigor

    Professors really want the best for you and they try their best to motivate you. I know that our generation doesn't like to read as much as previous ones, but I suggest that you do all of the assigned reading because as an adult you will be learning on your own from the text and attending lecture to talk about what you learned.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a first time college student and want to go to Fullerton College, get involved! If you are like me and want to transfer to a University you want to be a well rounded student, which means a part from being a scholar you should try and get involved with your school, join clubs and student government.

    In three sentences

    Before, I used to be embarrassed to say that I go to a Community College, but now after experiencing Fullerton College firsthand I realize that this school is the best thing that ever happened to me. After meeting the staff and professors I realize that they only want you to succeed and they will do their best in helping you reach your goals. I am now proud to say that I go to Fullerton Community College.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Service learning can help you so much! you get to learn so many things and also how to communicate with others. it can help you by your education. when you transfer to a university and you have all your hours. That can help you transfer.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to the events and of course do some service learning. You will learn more about the community and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically is pretty good, i have been doing some service hours since I am planning to trasnfer later on the years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure what you want to major on and just go for it. Discover many things if you dont know what to major in, soon you will find out.

    In three sentences

    This college is amazing! I get plenty of help and I love how instructors teaches us. It just makes total sense.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as possible

    In three sentences

    It really is difficult only being limited to 16 units, and it's even more difficult when you get the later registration dates.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a student center but it doesn't offer much. You can always join a club or just hang out with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria isn't too bad. But if you don't like cafeteria food FC is located in Downtown Fullerton where you have many options to choose from. There is also a Subway across the street.

    Dorm Life

    No on campus living. Its a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't too difficult. Teachers will tell you what you need to study and make sure that you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't loose hope if classes fill up. If you can't get the classes you need, then try petitioning for activity classes so that next year you'll have some seniority and it will be easier to register for a class. Also try registering/petitioning Career and Life Planning. Helps plan out your educational program. Most importantly, talk to a counsler first!

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College has great vocational programs. I give FC a 8.5/10 because classes can be hard to get. However, most of the teachers here are great.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't witnessed many issues but campus safety is great. They helped me find my lost wallet.

    Clubs and Activities

    Two words; free food. As long as you purchase your student benefits with your ID card, you can participate in events such as these. I've also seen many used book sales on campus, which are great.

    Great for these types of students

    This college accommodates any student. The diversity is refreshing and invigorating.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cafe is a hidden treasure. It's squished between buildings and I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across it during my second year there. The location is just unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    Many are complaining about the raise in price every semester but I try to resist because it's still a lot cheaper than it would be to start off at a Cal State. The food is overpriced though.

    What to do for fun

    Since I'm the literary type I enjoy to spend my time at the library or cafe but the school also has a fun student center with arcade games and a pool table!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is overpriced but there are many great local restaurants in the same general area as the school.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived on campus, nor do I think that is a possibility.

    Academic Rigor

    Though it greatly depends on the teachers, most classes I have found somewhat challenging have also been enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    The teachers you choose matter above all else. Do not go for those rumored to be obvious passes. Rather, choose the professors known to be insightful and whose classes better your mind and education.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College not only has a beautiful campus, but offers a wide variety of classes and student services. The faculty is most enjoyable and sympathetic with student needs. It's a wonderful learning environment and a great school overall.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Although they've raised the price per unit, classes are still more affordable than University's.

    Food and Dining

    They offer different types of food at a cheap price.

    In three sentences

    This is my first semester at Fullerton College and all I have to say is it's been great. The teachers and staff are friendly and try to help you out as much as possible. Fullerton offers alot of great classes and resources.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and attend art expos.

    In three sentences

    Great Junior College, with awesome professors. They are currently building an Engineering and Mathematics building. Amazing school to transfer from, their honors program is very good as well.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus has been pretty safe in my experience. The parking lots are well lit and even when I leave my night classes (after 9 or 10 pm), I don't feel unsafe walking to my car.

    Greek Life

    I do not believe FJC has fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    FJC seem to get a lot of students involved and offer a wide variety of club activities, school events, and sports. A few sports or events I've seen are honor society, volunteer, sports such as football, baseball, & tennis, Dia De Los Muertos, club rushes, informational meetings, talks, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    The type of student who values education and who is willing to try hard to learn and have fun along the way. A student who want to meet and develop lasting friendships with peers and professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't really seen or witnessed any unusual traditions or locations on campus but I'm sure they are out there.

    Bang for the buck

    Obtaining my college degree is definitely something that I hope to not take for granted any longer and I'm excited to be attending school and following my dream again. Even though costs have risen, FJC is a great school to get your GED's or Golden Four courses out of the way.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Fullerton is literally down the street and walking distance from campus! Plus, there are a lot of restaurants and coffee shops in Fullerton to drive to and hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Stinger's Cafe has on the go snacks such as fruit, sandwiches, yogurt and serve coffee and tea which are great. The cafeteria has a salad bar and a grill for burgers which is fantastic. The staff is friendly so say hello!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so I unfortunately cannot rate this department. I think FJC is more of a commuter campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Straight A's do not come easy and a lot of work and dedication will need to be done in order to obtain high grades in all the classes. They are fun too but it all depends on your attitude.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come to the first day of class or they will drop you because there are at least 10 other students who are trying to get in and need that class. If you're trying to add a class, show up at the first day and be attentive and an active participant.

    In three sentences

    Everyone is friendly and willing to help, the campus is pretty, and the professors are great and enthusiastic. Parking is a little tight (but which college campus isn't?) and there are plenty of street parking if there's a need. Overall, a great JC and I'm enjoying the experience of being back at school.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is well-light at night; campus safety officers are patrolling the campus and are easy to find if you need help.

    Bang for the buck

    Community college is the way to go to save money and still earn your degree. $46/unit is nothing compared to a Cal State or a UC.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Fullerton has great shopping, dining, and nightlife. The first Friday of every month, Downtown Fullerton hosts the Art Walk, which is free and fun to experience.

    Food and Dining

    Food is reasonably priced; they brew Starbucks coffee (which is a huge plus!). Food choices get very repetitive after a while; you will want to go off-campus or bring your own food to change it up.

    Academic Rigor

    General education courses are not difficult. Simple put in the work; you get out what you put in. Professors are generally very understanding of the life of a college student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a summer course, even if it is just 1 unit. They are not as competitive to get, and every unit helps to assure a better registration date.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus, faculty, and wide variety of courses available. The honors program offers exclusive benefits with smaller, discussion-type classes for more rigorous. Being apart of this program allowed me to develop close relations with my professors.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Nice cafeteria, has a lot to offer. They even have a Subway next to the student book store and another food place too.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms since this is a community college, but the apartments around don't look too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Steady, not too hard, but not easy either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to not get the classes you need the first time, but take other classes even if they might not be your cup of tea. You may soon find an activity or subject you love even though you've never given it a second thought beforehand.

    In three sentences

    Good atmosphere, excellent teachers and amazing campus. Hard to find classes you need/want, but it works out in the end.

  • 02/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Top notch

    Great for these types of students

    Downtown fullerton has many outlets for college students

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, a high quality college.

    What to do for fun

    Unplug a couple of times a week so you have balance with your studies.

    Academic Rigor

    High standards from the professors is essential

    Tips for prospective students

    Research everything about what you are going to need from the college. Make the necessary connections with the counseling office, financial aid offices, so you have everything submitted so when the semester begins, you are not distracted with miscellaneous stuff and can focus on your classes and getting the most out of your classes.

    In three sentences

    I am a returning college student and a veteran. Everyone at FJC has been so helpful in getting me prepared for this semester. Thank you!

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many student organizations to choose from, and opportunities to start your own! The school is close to the freeways and right is the heart of downtown Fullerton where there are many shopping malls, restaurants and nightlife.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take coursework seriously. Just because it's a JC doesn't mean it's going to be an easy A. At Fullerton College you need to face the challenges given to you.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a great place for students to learn. The faculty have excellent teaching abilities and really care for the success of their students. The faculty to student ratio is small and therefore the closer knit community allows for greater interaction between students and faculty and ultimately greater success.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is always on duty, especially in the parking structures. Remember to always have a parking permit sticker on the windshield and never park head-out!

    Greek Life

    There is Alpha Gamma Sigma as well as Phi Theta Kappa which are honors clubs that provide scholarships and giving back to the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs offered at Fullerton College, and I am personally involved in the Associated Student government. The students who are involved in this are passionate about the mission of the group to represent the students and it is truly inspiring to be exposed to people like them.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is a smoke-free campus, so it is nice to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the campus without having to worry about second-hand smoke.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quad is a large area where different groups of students typically meet during their breaks in between classes. The cafeteria, library, and Cadena/Transfer Center are also popular areas for students to enjoy their college afternoon breaks in between classes.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition, compared to four-year universities, is extremely different. The classes being taken at Fullerton are also worth every penny because the professors, from my experience, are very helpful and reliable.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and other student organizations are a great part of the community. The students are active and very friendly.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten at the cafeteria and it is average. There is a variety to choose from- from American, Mexican, and Italian cuisine. I generally pack my own lunch or eat at home because of the prices.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes, academics truly varies from easy to extremely rigorous. Professors are always standing by during their office hours to assist or ask any questions regarding the course work and there are many programs available for students to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend class regularly. Being consistent with work ethic and study habits are necessary for any college. Although community colleges are not represented well enough to receive the credit it deserves, Fullerton College is a home to many students who hope to succeed academically.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a close community with students and faculty who grow together. The college's diverse demographics expose the students to the diverse world which they will be working with. The involvement from students and teachers are a constant motivator for those attending the college.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good because they have police academy. I'm very sure they keep it safe plus it looks very safe.

    Greek Life

    I have not seen this.

    Clubs and Activities

    There a few.

    Great for these types of students

    Its grate for any student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not seen any.

    Bang for the buck

    Its in the middle of being expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There contest and activities.

    Food and Dining

    It is very nice and clean.

    Dorm Life

    If they had a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Its good.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is very easy to go around.

    In three sentences

    This college very convenient. This college has very good class schedules. This college I rate it with a 5 star.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never felt like I wasn't safe on campus. There always seems to be someone around from campus safety. If there's a problem they are there to help you!

    Clubs and Activities

    There always seems to be something going on campus. However, as I mentioned earlier if you're there to do what you came to do, at times its hard to find time to squeeze in those extras but if you can it's worth it!!

    Great for these types of students

    The library was always one of my favorite places to be. For most students it becomes a place to sleep in between classes. Overall I never encountered too many bad things about the library, it's always a place I went to complete what needed to be done.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I remember the hot dog place across the street being my little addiction at times. Along with the giant candy bars in the cafeteria.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall my time spent at Fullerton college was a wonderful experience. I remember being so focused while I was there. I even changed my mind about what I wanted to do. I believe it's an excellent place for people to go to instead of diving into a bigger atmosphere. Why not get all the general education out of the way for a cheaper price?

    What to do for fun

    I would highly suggest taking a few courses in something you enjoy doing. For me it was dancing. I took ballet, jazz, modern and even afro carribean while I attended Fullerton. And for me those were classes that I looked forward to in my day. I think it's important to mix in a little fun if you can into your schedule. This keeps some motivation on those days you need that extra push!

    Food and Dining

    Fullerton college has one of the best cafeterias I have ever been in! I would always eat breakfast and lunch on campus and I was always happy. And whenever I needed a little boost in my energy there was always caffeine available!! So much variety and not too expensive!

    Dorm Life

    I can't really talk about that too much because I lived at home the entire time. I would have to say though, if it's possible for a student to experience living on their own I would definitely give it a shot. Most times it's great to break away, even now I'm wishing I could do so. However, if your parents are allowing you to live at home while your do what's important why not?

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes on campus are very involved. From what I remember most if not all required a lot of reading, however most teachers would provide you with some sort of study guide or study prep for you to attend so that you felt better about a test you were taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip for students who are about to attend college is: it's very easy to get distracted once you've started college. The key is to stay focused in you learning. Yes! Allow yourself to have some fun and play but in moderation. The more you focus on what you came there to do, the faster you will be able to move on in life!

    In three sentences

    Gorgeous campus to attend classes. Involved professors willing to help. A wide array of learning opportunities.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As a female student, I really appreciated the fact that security made their rounds in the parking lots at night.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing too fancy. Just standard cafeteria food. No chain foods in the cafeteria, but there are many local hotspots in the nearby Downtown Fullerton.

    Dorm Life

    There really isn't any on-campus housing, but there are plenty of apartment complexes nearby. And I have heard from other students that there are various places to rent rooms to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Since many students are just trying to transfer to a four-year, professors make it a point to prepare you for what universities may be like. Professors do have a tendency to take attendance, however, which I hear does not really happen at bigger universities. This could be good or bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. And be weary, some of the older buildings don't have bathrooms.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College, in my opinion, is a standard junior college. Most people are either just trying to get an associates or are preparing to transfer. With Fullerton High School LITERALLY ACROSS THE STREET and Cal State Fullerton LITERALLY DOWN THE STREET, Fullerton College is an affordable bridge to higher education.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fairly safe..

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    I didn't participate in any

    Great for these types of students

    Great for someone who doesn't know what they want to do yet career/major wise. Although I spent a lot of time here, I eventually discovered things I liked to do and things I was interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    I felt like I wasted a lot of money and time here.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs and sports that can be participated in, and the student life is pretty welcoming.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is pretty decent, just over priced for what it is.

    Dorm Life

    We didn't have dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I have only taken one class here where I felt pushed to do my work, and was genuinely interested. All other classes have been short of captivating, and most teachers don't seem engaged with students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have your schedules picked out before logging in to register for classes, as well as alternative schedules. Classes fill up quickly! Also get to the campus early since parking in next to impossible to find, and often times classrooms are relocated due to construction, or routes are detoured.

    In three sentences

    The teachers here don't push students too much and their class sizes are large. Office hours are limited, and it is difficult for a working student to get time with a teacher for extra help. The campus is also extremely large, confusing, and in constant construction; which makes navigating difficult.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lost and found. I needed it a couple of times. Very nice and organized people.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs to join. The school has a club day where all the clubs come out to recruit.

    Great for these types of students

    If your unsure about the direction you want to go in your life attend community college.

    Food and Dining

    Foods ok. The fries are delicious. The cafeteria prices are expensive so bring lunch or take a stroll to downtown Fullerton for something tasty and more affordable.

    Dorm Life

    None.

    Academic Rigor

    Well, college is definitely not like high school. You will have to study your butt off to the point where your eyes are bloodshot and soda becomes your best friend (mostly during finals week). Finals week is torture but the rest of the school year is okay. Homework will consist of A LOT of reading and just a few out of class assignments. Study and read every chance you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its community college so they accept everyone. I highly recommend students who are unsure of the majors they want to pursue to attend a community college instead of a cal state or UC. This is a time to find yourself and really develop into a mature adult and student. SO if your unsure don't go wasting thousands of dollars, go to community college. Also, if you are interested in a study abroad program then community college is about half the coast of a prestigious school. At Fullerton College it will cost me 8,000 to go to Spain but if I was attending Cal State Fullerton than it would cost me 20,000. I'm definitely happy with my decision to go to community college first.

    In three sentences

    I have a lot of good experiences here and the opportunities are endless. I have had great relationships with teachers and been able to keep a good G.P.A. I am now interested in joining the study abroad program for 2014.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus security patrolling so it's very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer a wide variety of great clubs and events around campus

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student who can do their work

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are very affordable for 1 class but can start to add up after a while

    What to do for fun

    You have many sports options and also the libraries help if you need books

    Food and Dining

    They have a wide variety of meal options, snacks, and drinks

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that rigorous, it's just a lot of busy work and as long as you stay on top of all your work and take a reasonable amount of classes, you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to stay on top of your Homework or else you will fall behind.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton college has friendly professors and they are very helpful and want you to succeed.

  • 06/12/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is all around safe the people are really nice and their are always police on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs is a very good opportunity to get involved and really get a good college experience , but it can be time consuming

    Great for these types of students

    community college is the ultimate secret to save money and get the same education, no one cares where you've studied, just make sure you end up graduating at a high end school

    Bang for the buck

    take a trip down to the beach and save money instead of going out the moves, and learn how to cook instead of eating out everyday

    What to do for fun

    their are several amusement parks, like Disneyland, down town Disney, the beach is always a great get away option if your trying to have fun without spending money because Disney can be pricy

    Food and Dining

    they have plenty of food options around the community with great prices

    Dorm Life

    I am going to dorm this upcoming august, I am exited and nervous to find out who I will be rooming with

    Academic Rigor

    they have good set standards, and that will be helpful to be fully prepared when transferring to a Cal state

    Tips for prospective students

    hang out with a smart set of friends always help, they do say if you hang out with slackers you will become a slacker

    In three sentences

    I recommend Fullerton to anyone trying to get their generals out of the way, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else the neighborhood is extremely nice and the style of life is high class ,I don't like the fast life of L.A but I love L.A and Fullerton is just perfect because its in the same area but not in all the hectic traffic

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Meet people in your classes it is extremely helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    To finish quickly take 15 units a semester. Do not overload yourself however. Learn your strengths and what you can handle. And manage your time.

    In three sentences

    Overall a great school with a great staff. Professors are there to help you learn. The campus is absolutely beautiful.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fullerton College has an amazing Art Department.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of what this school offers. If you believe it is a place to skirt by without doing any work because it is a Community College, you aren't doing yourself any favors. There is alot of quality to the education and opportunities there, make good use of it.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for those hoping to find a career path, add to their skill sets, or challenge themselves in their area of study or industry. It is very community friendly, student focused, and very flexible. I think very highly of what they do for students and the community and believe that attitude creates the best kind of opportunity.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Easy to navigate around campus. Library is full of resources. Plan ahead.

    In three sentences

    Great school and community. Classes can be difficult to get sometimes. Offers many resources.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All over the place.

    Bang for the buck

    $47 a unit as of Fall 2013

    What to do for fun

    The campus is near downtown Fullerton, so there's a fair amount of great shopping as well as places to dine at.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo + Jamba Juice = pretty mediocre

    Dorm Life

    Non-existent

    Academic Rigor

    The level of academic rigor depends on the course as well as the professor. I've personally had a number of great professors. Join the honors program!

    In three sentences

    Welcoming. Diverse. Scholarly.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always on top of things at Fullerton. There is a central campus safety office located right by the main parking structure so students can voice any concerns. And we also have emergency call boxes all over campus just in case.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club Rush is held twice a semester and offers students a look into what types of clubs Fullerton has to offer. The theatre department also holds a strong presence on campus and always puts on amazing shows and festivals.

    Great for these types of students

    Fullerton College is great for students who are undecided in their major and want to take a little more time to decide what they want to do. Fullerton understands that many community college students have outside obligations, like a demanding job or family responsibilities. So take your time and truly decide for yourself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a random little sheep farm on campus that's not even the property of Fullerton College but I guess its fun to watch the little baby sheep run around as you walk to class...

    Bang for the buck

    Fullerton College is the best money saving option you have when it comes to higher education. If you don't know your major yet and want to dabble in classes to find your passion, Fullerton welcomes you. Also, many of the professors that teach at Fullerton College, also teach at surrounding 4-year universities, so you are actually getting the same quality of education from a university professor at just a fraction of the price.

    What to do for fun

    Along with the great dining and shopping Downtown Fullerton has to offer, the nightlife is always a hot spot. From Thursday through Sunday, anytime after 10pm, DTF has tons of great bars and clubs that are always filled with the 20 something crowd. And for those who don't like the bar scene, The Maverick Theatre is also in DTF and has a $5 improv comedy show every Friday and Saturday night which is an absolute blast of a time.

    Food and Dining

    Fullerton College is just one block from Downtown Fullerton which is overflowing with great places to eat. Wahoo's is great for some fish tacos, and Roscoe's deli can make you a killer sandwich. Along with a few sushi places and coffee shops, Downtown Fullerton is a great place to find what you're craving.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Fullerton College because it's a community college. But we are right down the street from CSUF and there are many apartment communities in the area that are full of other college students. Also, Fullerton has just finished the completion of a full brand new college apartment complex and they welcome any and all students. Finding any sort of housing should not be a problem.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes at Fullerton College are fairly manageable because the professors know that community college students almost always have other obligations. Just talk to students that have already taken classes you're interested in and get some insight on what to expect. Or look online for reviews of professors and their classes. Once you've had a semester at Fullerton, you'll better understand how much you can handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    A lot of students complain about not being able to get the classes they need because we have many students at Fullerton, and classes do fill up fast. My best advice, and this has worked for me every time, is to go to a class you couldn't get on the first day to petition for the class. Make an impression with the professor. Talk to them and tell them that you really would like to be in their class. It'll show that you are taking initiative and they will most likely allow you in the class... and then problem solved!

    In three sentences

    Fullerton college has a lot to offer. We have a beautiful campus, great surrounding areas and many classes to take as well. Its a great place to start if you don't quite know what you're ready to do yet. Go Hornets!

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Amazing campus officers and Emergency Blue Light stations

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports, Music, Art, Academic, Service, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Students wanting to go to California State University Fullerton and students who are not positive on their career choice.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, Beach, Downtown Fullerton, Los Angeles

    Food and Dining

    Stack's Deli, 155 Grill - Delicious, Slice of Life, Smart Market, Ultimate Baja.

    Dorm Life

    None-Community College. Plenty of apartments around the area though.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very supportive and willing to do almost anything to help students understand class material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in at 7:30am for walk in counseling appointments. They fill fast. Have your transcripts printed out for counseling if transferring to Fullerton College. Rent your books from Amazon.com or Chegg.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a very busy community college serving over 20,000 students. It is the oldest community college in California that is still running after 100 years and has many more to come. Fullerton College is home of the hornets athletic teams and many other extracurricular activities.

  • 08/16/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is public so anyone can walk on, but the campus police are always on duty and they make sure everyone is safe and following campus rules and regulations.

    Bang for the buck

    The city of Fullerton is naturally a college town. By that I mean within 2 miles of Fullerton college is Cal State Univ., Fullerton, there are restaurants and bars on on almost every main street so the night life in the city is very fun and affordable, but overall the experience of college life in Fullerton is like none other. You learn how to balance your education life with your social life.

    What to do for fun

    You will be within 7 miles of Knott's Berry farm, 10 miles of Disneyland Resort, there are bowling alleys in Fullerton and neighboring cities, miniature golf course, shopping malls and movie theaters so there is a plethora of options for you and friends to indulge yourselves in.

    Food and Dining

    Outside of campus there are multiple restaurants within walking distance. There you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner and study for the next exam because these places also have free WIFI. On campus though I have not noticed anything yet.

    Dorm Life

    I do not about dorm life, but there are a numerous amount of apartment complexes within a 3 mile radius of the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe they are very strict in the classroom because they care about the success level of the student. The professors care, the counselors care and they want you to follow up with them after you've registered for the classes and through out the school semester to see how you are doing. Do not try to cheat because that's just cutting your education short. expand your mind and reach for the highest grade you can get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to counselors as soon as you get accepted they want to see you succeed and grow. Complete your FAFSA because we all know that college is expensive, but worth it. become acquainted with other students because study groups are really helpful when getting ready for an exam. Go to your professors office hours because that can be the difference between getting an B+ and an A-. The professors want to see you trying to succeed in their course and if you do not understand something they are always willing to help.

    In three sentences

    I give the school so far a 4 star rating because they show you that they want you to succeed. The counselors are very helpful and they take pride in guiding you in the right direction for your career choice. The campus' students are multicultural too, so you learn a lot about where students are from and how to appreciate the world.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's a lot of security roaming around but no so much that you feel like you're in a prison.

    Greek Life

    I'm not aware of any Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a couple dozen clubs and you get a lot of pamphlets on your car for parties and hookah lounges.

    Great for these types of students

    I would recommend this school for everyone looking to get their general ed out of the way in order to transfer to another college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual that I've noticed except for maybe all the pamphlets for hookah lounges that people get stuck under their windshield wipers.

    Bang for the buck

    I was told that tuition is free for California residents, but that's apparently not true for everyone, however I don't know why. Also, if you're in need of financial aid, the school might give you money to pay for your classes. This isn't part of the Pell or Cal grant money, but it still might be related to the FAFSA, I'm not sure.

    What to do for fun

    Sports or clubs.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't really tried the food from the cafeteria, but the blueberry muffins are amazing and there's a SubWay across the street.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't any dorms on campus

    Academic Rigor

    I think the work is pretty easy, just time consuming. Although I am learning new stuff instead of re-hashed information for the first time since elementary school. Most of the professors make the subjects interesting, but definitely make sure to use ratemyprofessor.com because there are some that are horrible teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in to see a counselor every semester so they can go over your classes, GPA, etc. to make sure the school knows what you do. Also, make sure you're not in a certificate program if you plan on getting an AA, BA, or BS. If you're getting financial aid, double check every semester at the Financial Aid Office to make sure you're getting all your money.

    In three sentences

    It just seems like typical college to me, but I like that it's cheap.

  • 09/12/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    What do you do for fun at Fullerton?

    Food and Dining

    what's the food like?

    Dorm Life

    is dorm life expensive?

    Academic Rigor

    what is expected from all students?

    Tips for prospective students

    can you give me any advice?

    In three sentences

    I'm a senior and it is my dream to go to Fullerton college. but I'm autistic . is there anything can help me with school?

  • 10/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe, but I have night classes and I feel their should be more lights on campus at night.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to want to transfer to a four year institution.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great school to start off at!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs or try out for the sports teams.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't eaten the food at here.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't find it challenging as long as I am able to put in the proper study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think that in order to be successful at Fullerton College, you need to have the determination to get the classes that you need. You also can't be lazy because taking a class here and there will turn out to be a regret once you're taking classes for you GE 7 years into college. Also, you should be flexible with classes. It is possible to get your general ed. done in two years. You just have to be determined, flexible and can't be lazy.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this college! I have the best professors and I feel that I am learning so much. I think that this was a great school to start off my college career.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 93

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Best for returning Adult students and those looking forward to transfer into the UC and Cal State universities.

    What to do for fun

    Just head down to Downtown Fullerton...It's all there.

    Food and Dining

    Do not eat on campus. It's over-priced and not that appetizing. However, since the school is so close to Downtown Fullerton, there are some great eats around.

    Dorm Life

    This is a commuter campus. However, there are plenty houses and apartments that cater to students wishing to live closer to the college.

    Academic Rigor

    The Fullerton City College has been consistently one of the top ten community colleges that transfers students to the UC and Cal State Universities. It's right up there with Santa Monica College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Traffic around the school is somewhat heavy especially during peak hours. Arrive with plenty of time to find parking in designated lots. Bathrooms are usually clean... I love the library bathroom because they monitor that one closely. Meet with your academic advisor to make sure that you stay on tract; Join the TAP (Transfer Achievement) program. You automatically get into important classes. There's no stress or frustration of getting into a class. And it looks great in UC applications. UCLA eats that up. DO IT.

    In three sentences

    The teachers I've had so far have been great. The campus itself is very nice and clean; it's a no smoking campus. The school is not too big but not too small, perfect to walk from class to class.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun, there is not much you can do on the campus. Although, the school is located nearby stores, food places, and a mall.

    Food and Dining

    In the cafeteria, they have a variety of food to choose from. They have snacks that you can buy, full meals you can buy and they offer a healthy alternative.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorming available on campus for Fullerton College.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe the academics are rigorous. You do not have the time to procrastinate because the professors seek perfection.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a lot of students that try and register for classes so register as soon as you can because the classes get filled up quickly. If you are on the wait-list, stick around for a few weeks because that is when students that are enrolled begin to drop.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a great school academically. Most of the professors try their best for you to succeed in their class. Being an athlete, they will help you work around games and practices.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the grassy area to lay down before class starts

    What to do for fun

    read, walk, keychain art

    Food and Dining

    The Fullerton College Cafe has a variety of options for students as far as food is concerned.

    Dorm Life

    off-campus student. opinion not applicable

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip to give any student is study hard and take your studies serious so that you may succeed.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is very accessible. The buildings are well put together and create convenience for accessing needed services. Fullerton College is overall the best educational experience I've had in my life.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never felt threatened or unsafe while on campus. I always felt protected and in a safe place.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking to save money and quickly get their general education or AA degree.

    Food and Dining

    I love the Fullerton College cafeteria! They have everything. My favorite is a taco bowl or salad wrap! They also have a wide variety of drinks and snacks for quick in between class pick me ups!

    Dorm Life

    Fullerton College does not have any dorms for their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best in every class, if you put the effort in (no matter how difficult the professor) you have the potential to pass. Use the tools Fullerton College offers, they are extremely helpful and shows the staff cares about your future. Go to your professors office hours if you are struggling with any of your courses. It shows them you care and are putting effort into the class and they take that into account when they give you a final grade in the class. Participate in class and do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College gives great opportunities for students to affordably go to school and makes it easy for students to transfer to a 4-year institution. I have enjoyed my experiences at Fullerton College and would definitely recommend for anyone to attend this school if they want to save money but still get a wonderful education with awesome professors. Fullerton College has plenty of helpful tools for their students to use to achieve their goals and be successful while saving money.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They're nice. Just dont park where you aren't suppose to or without a permit.

    Bang for the buck

    They've cut time out of the semesters and i could really see the effect of not having those two extra weeks this semester. It stressed not just myself and classmates out,but also my professors.

    What to do for fun

    Theater and sports. There are lots of clubs to join as well.

    Food and Dining

    Its near lots of great places to eat and on campus has a nice variety as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Go to school. Go to the labs, and writing centers. Get help. Put in the time.

    In three sentences

    Fulleton College has many resources for in coming high schooler and returning students. The teachers are all motivated, and many have great connections to the outside world. Fullerton college has a great history that makes is a great school to attend.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    What I like to do for fun is chill out with friends, catch up with my schoolwork and relax.

    Food and Dining

    The food on served on campus is really good but overpriced. I would treat myself sometimes but I recommend bringing your own food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm right now so I currently do not have any reviews.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and professors are really cool because it makes you really want to think. Most importantly the professors you have get to know you a bit more every time you attend classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep up to date with your classes, If you need to ask a question to your professor do not be afraid because they will give you help right away and good luck.

    In three sentences

    This junior or community college is really good, has state-of-the-art facilities and the professors are also really cool. This is one community college I would recommend. Go Fullerton College!

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    No experience.

    Food and Dining

    No experience.

    Dorm Life

    No experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Due to economy, several night classes have been eliminated from Fullerton College, which can make it difficult for students that work full-time to find open classes that they need. Due to the cut backs in work force, it has reduced the amount of teachers in math making it difficult to find a great math teacher for the higher levels of math; not ideal for a student with a math major. Also, the library can be loud at times so it would be a good idea to purchase some disposable ear plugs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive early the first few weeks of class as campus parking can be difficult at the beginning of the semester. There is also free parking available on Berkeley, as well as, 2 hr. parking option along residential streets on the front side of the campus on Chapman. Fullerton College also provides 1-day parking passes in the student lots for $2. Review your professors on ratemyprofessor.com. You can also often rent or purchase some of your textbooks for cheaper at Little Professor Bookstore in Placentia.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is overall a very clean and safe campus; dedicated to providing designated smoke-free zones to help prevent second hand smoke. They also have a very large library with access to computers, copiers, printers, and reference materials. Most of the reference materials that can be found at the library can also be accessed online.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of events that goes on through the semester some on weekends. There is also a theatre where you can watch plays, and every year there's a jazz festival.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but a bit expensive but there are local restaurants very close by.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The classes themselves are like any other community college class they require effort and is completely up to you whether you pass or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not sure about which professor to take ask the counselors they are honest. Pick a major as soon as possible, and plan ahead of time. Use the resources the college offers whether it's tutoring, counseling or the library they are all readily available.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a clean, safe and welcoming campus to study. The college provides many resources that helps you plan for your future or study for your classes. The professors are knowledgable, care about teaching and are helpful.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead and work hard on your aspirations.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College offers varieties of majors and degree programs that can help students in the right path. The campus is filled with opportunities outside of class that assist students such as jobs and transfer opportunities. The staff is also great in offices around campus willing to help students.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I see them drive around every now and then. They are nice! Keep in mind this is a community college, so ANYONE can take classes. Be safe!

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for classes. You are definitely saving money if you decide to transfer after a while.

    What to do for fun

    Basically is a commuter school. But there are clubs to be involved with.

    Food and Dining

    Haven't heard great things about the food. I bring my own lunch.

    Dorm Life

    Live at home with parents.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are great. Get involved with the TAP(transfer achievement program) if you are interested in transferring. The work is manageable but don't procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    After applying and before you sign up for classes, you take assessments for math, English, and reading to see where you place. If you're in AP classes and fresh out of high school, you should do fine. But a lot of people have to start at the begining math and English before they are even eligible to take transfer classes. Try and get early classes so you don't have to worry about parking. By 10:30 am on a Monday, there are no spots left. But after 1:30 pm spots seem to clear up. Bathrooms are ok, just depending on the building you're in. Campus is clean, but people smoke a lot. Like a lot a lot, even though there are no smoking signs so that is kinda annoying. In the big parking structure, people don't park the greatest so try to actually park inside the lines. Overall a great community college.

  • 04/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety of active clubs on campus: there's something for just about everyone to enjoy!

    What to do for fun

    Lots of fun stuff. There are performing groups, clubs and all kinds of activities throughout the year to get students involved.

    Food and Dining

    The school has a really nice cafeteria with plenty of choices and a very large seating area. It's kept very clean and everything runs smoothly.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here, sadly.

    Academic Rigor

    It's really not hard unless you don't pay attention in class or study. Professors are always willing to help out and never treat a student as if they are stupid for asking a question.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule an appointment to see a counselor right away or it'll take weeks to see one and make sure to see one at least once per semester. They can help you keep on track, but don't rely on them completely: become very familiar with the graduation requirements for your situation. You are responsible for knowing what you need to get done and doing it.

    In three sentences

    This school is really great in terms of atmosphere. It is a wonderful learning environment and almost everybody is incredibly serious about their studies. The students and professors are really friendly too and that makes being successful that much easier!

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can hang out in the quad area, sit and talk on the grass area, and hang out and jam with some friends are some ways you can have fun on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining area of Fullerton College is one of the areas on campus where I was able to meet different people and my friends to hang out and eat. Even though the prices are a little high, the food is pretty good. The dining area of the cafeteria is pretty spacious with many tables to sit or you can be at the patio area right outside the cafeteria to hang out and eat with friends.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorm in Fullerton College.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, you will be challenged by many of the professors you will take at Fullerton College. There will be easy teachers and difficult teachers who will want to see you succeed by giving you different tools to prepare you to go to a university and be a better student in every aspect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fullerton College gives every student the opportunity or opportunities to find out what they want to do or are interested in by having the different resources on campus that all students can get to further their knowledge. Make use of the different resources that you have to become a better student and it will help you. Take advantage of the resources on campus to move forward and not stay complacent.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a good school for all the resources that is provided by the school for the students to have access to succeed in college and their education. All of the staff want to help and see students succeed and move forward in their careers and lives. The environment is very friendly and modern.

  • 05/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You you need to buy stuff and you're in a hurry for a snack, go to the bookstore for a cheaper price than the cafeteria. Everything is still expensive though.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is okay. The salads are the best things on the menu, but everything else is over priced.

    Dorm Life

    Non Existent

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses have been easy and some have been difficult. Over all, I still learn a lot no matter how difficult it the courses are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to meet with the counselor and discuss your academic plan. Your counselors are there to help you as much as possible, but you also need to prepare and help your counselor help you.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is a great place to get your feet settled or to start running for your goals. If you're unsure of what you want to do or going through your General Education Credits, you won't be dissapointed by what you get at Fullerton College.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a bunch of clubs to get involved in, they have club rushes and job fairs pretty often. There are also sports, music, student government and debate teams. It's easy to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated.

    Bang for the buck

    Super cheap, and really helpful if you need financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Fullerton has a lot of great art and restaurants and even a museum.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of great cafes and restaurants within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I think it really depends on what professors you get, but if you really want to be challenged I would advise looking into the Honors program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set goals for yourself and stick to them, I see a lot of students who go without any direction and they end up staying there for much longer than necessary. Make sure you do your own research, the counselors, although very kind and helpful, cater to many students and don't always know what solution is best for your situation. I would say know what you want to know before you go to your counseling appointments and ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton College is alright, it's a community college, so it's not incredibly exciting but there are ways to get involved and make your time there better. It is a lot easier to manage than what everyone told me before I was enrolled. Ultimately, if you can't afford to go to a university straight out of high school or want to improve your chances of getting into a more selective school, this place is a great option.