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Glendale Community College - California Reviews

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  • 03/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    GCC is great for any type of students. They have many exciting science classes for people who are interested in a science major. They have music and art classes for the artistic people. They pretty much have everything for anyone's style.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone who is considering a community college, whether it's for tranferring or to get a degree, should definetly consider GCC. You will learn a lot and you will be ready for anything the future throws at you.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are very inexpensive and definetly worth it. You get so much quality for such a low price.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a very good campus with places to sit and rooms to study in. The library has cubicles for students to study in private. The campus is just overall beautiful and friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at this school are amazing. They honestly care a lot about their student's education and prepare them for their futures.

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Glendale Community College is a great school to go to if you need a school that doesn't cost too much. It is great to attend if you live in the area and are unable to drive yet as well. The counselors are pretty helpful so I'd recommend attending here if you want to go to school for a cheaper tuition while you try to transfer to another school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any student that attends Glendale Community College should complete their financial aid forms as soon as possible. A lot of people wait until the last minute to complete these forms so there are always long lines during the summer and fall class sessions. I'd also recommend completing your registration as soon as possible so you will be placed under priority registration when trying to get all your classes. And if you have a car, get the parking permit. They are a little expensive, but they are worth it if you have to spend a lot of time at school.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great college to attend if you are in need of help financially. The tuition for classes is about $26 dollars per unit. This has helped me save a lot of money as I pay for my general education classes in order to transfer to another school. Just make sure you fill out both the FAFSA and BOG in time so you can receive your financial aid on time rather than the end of the semester.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is well kept and the plaza, Plaza Vaquero, is green with well kept grass and trees. There are plenty of tables to sit at outside, a two floor library, and two levels to the cafeteria for people to relax with friends or study quietly. I really enjoy being able to walk across campus in about 5 minutes. My only issue with the school is that smoking is permitted so I would recommend doing your best to avoid the smoking sections of the school if you are a non-smoker.

    Am learning a lot

    Glendale Community College has some wonderful faculty. The teachers are hard working despite major cut backs at the college. No matter what, the teachers encourage you to push beyond what you normally do with your learning abilities to go outside of your comfort zone. I've learned how to communicate more effectively with fellow students as well as I've become more open to asking questions and requesting tutoring from my teachers. I'd definitely take advantage of their tutoring opportunities because they are very helpful.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    gpd is infamous for certain things but few, if any, serious crimes have happened at gcc.

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of variety and it is easy to start a club on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    though tuition keeps rising, still a great deal for students everywhere!

    What to do for fun

    campus clubs offer students the chance to meet other likeminded peers and put together events or lectures for the whole college.

    Food and Dining

    cafeterias offer ample food for a cheap price and lots of dining options nearby (just across the street).

    Dorm Life

    none yet. commuter school, no official campus dorms offered.

    Academic Rigor

    comparable to uc/csu/etc courses - sometimes even more difficult because of the smaller class sizes.

    Tips for prospective students

    you will get what you put into it - take advantage! gcc is one of the best junior colleges in the state because it has great classes, has a beautiful campus and always commits to maintain its resources for students first and foremost.

    In three sentences

    incredible because of astute professors who encourage you to think critically beyond the generalities of a course - these lessons stay in your mind long after class is over. incredible because of the opportunities it offers students from all walks of life to figure out what they want to do, how to do it and where they will go to do it. incredible because of how it offers room for students to explore and pursue their interests through the broad range of services offered to aid them.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    awesome security. i barely here about crimes or fights on this campus due to the heavy protection they glendale provides us.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons.

    Great for these types of students

    happy, socialable, smart students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the football field is my favorite place to be at when im at glendale.

    What to do for fun

    there allot of fun things going on during the semester at glendale. there is always some extra activities in the quad during spring and fall.

    Food and Dining

    glendale has a nice cafeteria with cooks and a variety of different food to fit all. its cool to dine there because of the beautiful atmosphere glendale has.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms but allot of students live in the apartments nearby. i play football for glendale and been to those apartments and they have allot of cool students there.

    Academic Rigor

    great academic rigor at glendale community college

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you get there early for parking. make sure to take care of your fasfa quickly.

    In three sentences

    glendale has a very beautiful campus. glendale has very understanding teachers. glendale has good food.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus overall is very safe because nothing bad ever happens in glendale.

    Greek Life

    there's something along a scholars program that requires a gpa of 3.0 but i don't know much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs on campus and everyone is really active in those clubs. the mini food fairs are my favorite.

    Great for these types of students

    if you want to save some money getting your general education done, then there is a great place for you because it turns out to be a lot cheaper.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they throw a welcome back to school barbeque every semester and the food is free! all of the clubs host events or sell some type of traditional food now and then and i must admit, its pretty bomb. it's like being in a melting pot of different traditions and having everyone embrace them all.

    Bang for the buck

    though tuition has been going up per units, gcc still finds ways to accommodate to your situation via bog's, eops or fafsa, they also apparently have a system where you can pay monthly.

    What to do for fun

    you can always join dance classes, they teach you things from discipline to really understanding who you are and representing it with movement. every semester the dance production throws a student show for free. you can also join a team like football or basketball.

    Food and Dining

    if you're starving, then you'll eat what they sell, but if you want something tasty then there is always food choices across the street which are pretty good. there is a coffee bean to get your caffeine fix, flame broiler, pizza, quizno's and a mediterranean place that sells crepes, tacos and hamburgers alongside with its regular dishes.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    you know, it really depends on your major and what you want to become, if its nursing or any of the biology courses then get ready to apply yourself for days on end because gcc is known for some of the hardest biology courses out there. math is horrible, it's almost impossible to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're going to see a counselor about your stay at the school, then make sure that you see a transfer counselor versus whatever else they offer because the transfer counselors help a lot more and invest time in you.

    In three sentences

    the campus is very clean and small, there is a lot of greenery and there is even a little water fountain in the middle of the inside of the campus. the majority of the students are armenian and ages vary from high school students to late adulthood. the student body is very friendly.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    more than 35 clubs available and an opportunity to be part of the student government

    Tips for prospective students

    some tips for prospective students are join clubs get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities offered as far as counseling and school involvement

    In three sentences

    glendale community college exceeds all community college expectations. i am part of the student body government and this has allowed me to get involved with all the student body. it is a welcoming campus with a positive learning environment

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police

    Great for these types of students

    For any student looking for a great quiet school outside the city that gives you the opportunity to transfer easily.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Police on campus. Natural seats and benches for studying or eating.

    What to do for fun

    The galleria or the Americana shopping center is fun. Also at night you have downtown la about 15 min away to go clubing or bar hoping.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students coming in I recommend to use every resource handed to you by the college to be successful.

    In three sentences

    A simple little college in which students can come and get their general classes done. Food is easily accessible around campus and also parking is enough for everyone. Lastly Glendale college makes it easy to get guided to transfer out to a 4 year college.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a campus police office located in the center of the campus. Glendale is a nice area. Just make sure to park close to campus when using the parking pass. The parking lot in the park doesn't receive as much patrolling as the other lots.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a wide variety of clubs ranging from dance to environmental to the most random thing you can think of. Just find out at the Student Center!

    Food and Dining

    I like the breakfast foods. The upstairs dining area serves burgers, salads, and soup. The downstairs dining area serves sandwiches and pizza. There's a food court outside the campus in the front entrance, so don't worry. There's a Quizno's, Coffee Bean, Flame Broilers, and more.

    Academic Rigor

    This is dependent on the teacher you get. Some professors are harder than others, but in general you will have to work for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    See a counselor ASAP to get started on the right foot. My mistake was I took classes based on course requirements without knowing when they are offered. A counselor should know best when to take which classes.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College has a great art department. Tutoring services are available for math and science classes as well as English. I have had an overall good experience with social sciences teachers.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are many elevators and ramps available for disabled people in wheelchairs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Glendale has great clubs for just about anyone. They have a film club, for students who want to make thier own films and even play them on Fridays on campus for viewing.

    Bang for the buck

    Glendale Community College has many internships and magazines on careers and jobs in the career counseling building available. They also offer free mental health counseling for anyone who needs help, as well as other health related help in the Health Office, and even in many different languages!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and get involved in activities at school.

    Food and Dining

    Good cafeteria, and snack store has copious amounts of snacks and beverages to chose from, my favorite part of the school ! The staff is very nice and kind, makes me smile every time I go in.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at Glendale Community College

    Academic Rigor

    Of coarse, this is not an easy school, you must earn your grade and put lots of effort to get an A, other wise there would be no point in school if you cannot learn. Put in the time to study, take good notes, and stay organized no matter what!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the workshops and seminars that take place on campus to learn things you would never know from friends or employers. Get appointments with a career counselor to get guided in the right track. Join clubs to be active in life and apply for volunteer work and scholarships. And most importantly, no matter if it is payed or not, get an internship somewhere, it will do you wonders once you apply for jobs in future. I got an internship at the Social Security Administration of Glendale because of Glendale Community College's job postings in the career center building! No matter if its payed or not, take the opportunity when it knocks!

    In three sentences

    GCC has a great variety of classes and great teachers. The campus is amazing and has many departments for students to get ahead in their of success since they have a career center, counseling, scholarship and internship offices as well as a office for students to volunteer in organizations. The list of clubs are incredibly diverse and very active in the campus at school. The library is amazing with lots of computers, desks, study rooms, copy machines and resources to help students do their best.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    We've got them. Not very spirited but they're there.

    Great for these types of students

    Looking to transfer or get an AA.

    What to do for fun

    Grab some buddies and explore LA!

    Food and Dining

    Nothing special.

    Dorm Life

    Non existent.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the subject and/or professor. Anything is possible. Work hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Classes get full, FAST! Try to get on to the priority list. If not, apply for classes as soon as registration opens up. 2. Get involved! Clubs, sports, art, student gov. ext. 3. Apply for financial aid! You will need every penny you can get. 4. Make an effort to get to know your professors. They can open up doors of opportunity for you.

    In three sentences

    Glendale College is a Get the Job done and Go type of school. It offers just about everything you need in a commuter school. Like anything, what you put in to it is what you get back.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    $2.90 Huevos Rancheros in the cafeteria, breakfast hour.

    What to do for fun

    Studying and tanning in the summer, on the outside lunch tables is the best.

    Food and Dining

    The food is GREAT! Homemade and fresh! Breakfast is the best and a must-have. Be sure to eat before though, it can be costly and addicting.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you ask questions, and use the tools available to you (free tutoring). More than likely your grades will improve. Do not wait last minute for tutoring advice, also meet with your professor to get to know the work style they are looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get your financial aid completed on time. Also make an appointment with a counselor to set you up with the required courses for your dream school.

    In three sentences

    Glendale College has a beautiful campus with caring teachers. Tutoring is always available and counselors set you up on the right path from the start.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's Glendale. :)

    Clubs and Activities

    Robotics CLub and Rocketry Club !

    Great for these types of students

    Driven and goal oriented.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Planetarium. View of the mountains and campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Bog waiver for CA residents covers unit costs. :)

    What to do for fun

    Dance performances, music concerts and plays.

    Food and Dining

    Off campus food is alright. Selections: Quiznos, Wrap express,coffee bean, a few mediteranean and Kabab places. I prefer to bring my own lunch.

    Dorm Life

    commuter school. buy parking permits.

    Academic Rigor

    Physics and math department is very strong. Glendale offers a great foundation in the math and sciences. English department is strong as well. Great instructors who care about their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply on time. Take classes during the summer. High school students- take summer classes while still in high school to improve you registration.

    In three sentences

    Great School to Attend. Its saved my family and I a great deal of money. I like that Glendale offers a tight knit community.

  • 06/13/2012

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

    13 of 39

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I have not started there but i will in the fall of 2012. The times that I've been to the campus it has been a wonderfull experience. The staff is very helpful.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In general, nothing bad happens in glendale, EVER. So multiply that by ten, and that's glendale. The most we have for crime is a squirrel loitering on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty in the college, you can even start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to work hard to transfer to an university.

    Bang for the buck

    Like i said, it's an awesome school.

    What to do for fun

    This is where it goes down. There's really not much to do around the area, but since most of your life will be given at the college, it's better if you start there...

    Food and Dining

    Foods Ok, but there isn't much choice if you need something quick to attend the college. Whats right across is a place called flame broiler. Best food ever, i swear I'm addicted to that place! pretty healthy, even thug a couple of blocks theres a subway as well.

    Dorm Life

    Theres no dorms for this college, but if you plan to live near the area, expect to pay a hefty bill. It IS glendale.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like the old saying goes what you put in in is what you get out of it. But one thing for sure, teachers are more understanding here, especially if you are a working student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Above all, go to the transfer center and talk to Kevin Mendoza with whatever plan you need in life, even if it means telling him college might not be for you. He'll help you out, help you decide what you want to do with your life.

    In three sentences

    Best College ever!!! But to get most out of your experience, you have to get involved, that means getting into clubs and try to sign up for the work study programs (really hard to get into.)

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is really safe. I even see police officers walking around the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many different kinds of clubs and organizations.

    What to do for fun

    Students always practice out of the classes, especially art, media, music major students. It's enjoyable to watch them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend Glendale Community College.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College is one of the greatest colleges. The professors are really professional and teach their subjects very well.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    16 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe. The campus police is always driving around making sure things are safe. The campus itself is very close to the Glendale Police Department as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of campus activities in Glendale Community College. The clubs in GCC are very connected with one another making the events big. Students at GCC take the student government very seriously and really to make sure that they improve the school.

    What to do for fun

    If you're looking for some enjoyment there are plenty of clubs that people can join, listing some: Environmental Club, Philosophy Club, Chess Club, Leos Club, Math Club. There is also a park within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is satisfying. If one isn't looking to eat at the cafeteria there are handful of restaurants with in walking distance of the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can range fro being extremely difficult to being a walk in the park. Generally you'll find yourself in classes that can be completed and teachers that aren't incompetent.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing students should remember is to have their assessment exams completed in advance so that enrolling in appropriate classes isn't a struggle. Students should also remember to check which classes are transferable, which classes are necessary for their major, and the class prerequisites.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College has this very strangely enchanting appeal to it with it's students and staff. You end up knowing a lot of people very quickly and they end up knowing you making the college very likable. As far as aesthetics, the campus is quite beautiful making a person very relaxed while enjoying a meal, spending time with friends, or simply just laying down for nap.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Average. The school police sure love to give out tickets though.

    Greek Life

    Who cares. I'm not Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Nothing if you're not Armenian.

    Great for these types of students

    Underachievers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Armenian flag day. Every screams.

    Bang for the buck

    Very little.

    What to do for fun

    Get out of there.

    Food and Dining

    Sucks. Very little selection.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms. Off campus only.

    Academic Rigor

    Average

    Tips for prospective students

    Be persistent. Staff are not the friendliest.

    In three sentences

    Okay. Not the best. Simple Classes.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is campus police and it feels very safe!

    Greek Life

    Don't think they have it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beautifully located on a mountain!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out on the nice campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food and cafeteria is not good. Very few choices.

    Dorm Life

    Not living in a dorm .

    Academic Rigor

    Very good

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for traffic on the way to college and very few parking spots in the college parking lot.

    In three sentences

    This school is nice and not too difficult. The campus is rather small which I like and students are friendly. Many foreign students here and most residents are from Armenia as this school is in LA's central for Armenians, Glendale.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    the food is great. they have some amazing breakfast burritos in the morning.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to avoid the cheerleading program if Jessie is still the coach. the dance program is a great open space to be part of. always check ratemyprofessor.com before you apply to the class because whta is said on there is complete truth. try to take all the transferable class you can to transfer out in two years.

    In three sentences

    its a good school as long as you know how to get around. people are actually really nice and help you if you need it. many different activities to get involved with the school.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of police officers, yet do nothing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not so sure

    Great for these types of students

    Armenians Hispanics African American

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone smokes in this school.

    What to do for fun

    Join a sport, preferably soccer. Meet new people. Go to labs and get extra help.

    Food and Dining

    Great food at a great price.

    Dorm Life

    Not currently dorming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time to every class, take good and organized notes, and lastly, pay attention !

    In three sentences

    This is a very clean diverse school with great opportunities. On the other hand, there is way too many people smoking all around the school. Very warm and friendly environment.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Most of the clubs are christian affiliated.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that dont know what they want to do yet or just wnat to save money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Considering my friends are spending tens of thousands of dollars on college and I paid a bit over 600 for 14 units, pretty amazing. Although the price should still be lower for a Community College.

    What to do for fun

    Try to join at least one club.

    Food and Dining

    The coffee bean on campus is pretty horrid.

    Dorm Life

    Nonexistant.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the professor. Some are pretty lax, while others overdo it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in the system EARLY. I did in March and got the first day of freshman registration, so I got every class I wanted.

    In three sentences

    Generally a decent school. Some of the professors are fantastic, while others are sub par. Be prepared to go from building to building just to get one thing completed.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 39

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It also offers some fun activities beside studying. For example, some music groups sing and dance during the breaks. It has some games for students to have fun and win.

    Food and Dining

    The college cafeteria offers foods with high qualities. Foods there are always healthy. The cafeteria has variety foods for all students. It's not cheap to buy,but it's so good and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I have never had dorm life;however, I heard from friends that dorm life is not easy for college students. Maybe college does it's best for students who have dorm life, but living alone with other roommates whom you don't know well could be a problem.

    Academic Rigor

    The college has very good academic rigor and always chooses the best instructors for teaching and it also considers in high grades and encourages students to study more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students try to do their best in their classes in order to pass the class with good grades and get a high GPA. By having a high GPA they could easily apply for a college that they want to attend. A prospective student usually takes full time classes and study hard.

    In three sentences

    Glendale community college is one of the best colleges to attend after high school. It has a high education opportunity and it helps students to choose the right major with best counselors. It also provides Financial Aid to help students with their payments.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Every.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fountain for Baseball players.

    What to do for fun

    Glendale Galleria and Americana

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not miss any classes.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College is a very good school. The campus is always clean and up to date. The teachers also put their time and effort in to the students.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Active

    What to do for fun

    CLubs!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for priority registration. Even if you get wait-listed, still attend the class. Don't give up!!!

    In three sentences

    Amazing school! SO many opportunities. Help in every corner.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Glendale Community Police on campus provide excellent service to the school. They are friendly and helpful to students as well as maintaining a safe and secure campus. The security at Glendale Community College is stellar.

    Clubs and Activities

    The student clubs and organizations at Glendale Community College are very active and involved in on campus activities as well as community service. They work hard to elevate the school and the student body to a high standard. Their fundraising and scholarship opportunities for students who become involved are rewarding and inspiring.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with financial need will find that there are many resources for them to pursue or continue their education at Glendale Community College. The financial aid opportunities at Glendale Community college make higher education and transfer to four year university very accessible to students with low incomes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cultural diversity is recognized and celebrated each semester with recognition of holiday celebrations representative of all the student body. For example Chinese and persian New Year celebration. Armenian and hispanic heritage celebration and events are part of the schools traditions each year.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attendance at Glendale Community College is very affordable. There are many opportunities for financial aid through the school and scholarship opportunities for student with need. The school has awards for academic achievement and the quality of education exceeds the cost of attendance.

    What to do for fun

    There are many campus activities organized by the student clubs and organizations that involve music, food, and celebration throughout the semester. As a culturally diverse school, these events usually represent the diversity and provide students with an opportunity to get to know each other and learn about each others cultures.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of food options at Glendale Community College is outstanding. Meals prepared in the cafeteria are healthy, adequatley priced and delicious. Cuisine options range from Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern, Italian and there are many vegetarian options as well. The cafeterias are maintained clean and sanitary.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Glendale Community College. Students can find affordable housing in the surrounding neighborhoods of Glendale, Eagle Rock, Burbank and La Crescenta.

    Academic Rigor

    The school offers many courses in all disciplines which prepare students for transfer to four year university. The media program is excellent and headed by professors with years of experience in the film and television industry. Many Student of Glendale community college have been accepted into reputable four year universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a returning student or looking to transfer to a four year university Glendale Community college is a great school to get started on continuing your education.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College is an excellent, affordable and quality school.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    26 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. No smoking. theres a lot of sercuity

    Clubs and Activities

    nothing around here is fun

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, into partying, smoking so on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    fountain located by library

    Bang for the buck

    cheap classes.

    What to do for fun

    relax on campus or eat at the resturants near by.

    Food and Dining

    ok food.

    Dorm Life

    Didnt dorm here.

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    Always take the classes your struggling with first.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful. The employees dont know english and always mess up your paper work. The teachers are careless and not patient.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's campus police walking around campus and the parking lots.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately there are no sororities or frats here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many on campus that will create a great friendly and fun social life.

    Great for these types of students

    That are focused to leave in 2 years and move on to a university. There are teachers and staff that are here to help you go to a university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since this school mostly consists of Persians and Armenians, there are may cultural celebrations throughout the year.

    Bang for the buck

    There are great teachers and counselors here for the low prices of California schools!

    What to do for fun

    Numerous clubs on campus to join!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is okay. I think some of the items is over priced.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available for this community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Seek advice from the counselors with classes and other questions. If you drive, arrive an hour before your class to get good parking.

    In three sentences

    GCC sits on a nice hill and the view is great. It is a beautiful and clean campus. GCC is conveniently located right next to the freeway.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Working students and transfer students.

    What to do for fun

    Glendale Galleria and the Americana Mall are about 4 miles away.

    Food and Dining

    Mostly off campus food, but very close to the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly easy and there is plenty of tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research where you plan to transfer first so you know what classes you need.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College is a good college to begin your degree. The staff and students are friendly and helpful. Parking is great, they have decent off campus food, and it is in a very safe location.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    29 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food on and off campus was great. One of their specialty meals on campus was the morning breakfast burritos and the Gina Dogs sold in the Milky Way. When you turn off the bridge from campus, there's a variety of quick stops available for students to stop at and eat in between classes, such as Flame Broiler, Quiznos, an Indian Cuisine, Coffee Bean, and a sandwich shop.

    Dorm Life

    The college is usually for local students, so everyone is living off campus. I personally have never met anyone who dorms at GCC. I'm not even sure if they offer dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers and faculty members are really not too rigorous when it comes to classes. Especially if you'd like to take more than a max amount of units, they really look at you as a driven student and accommodate with your needs. The only thing they have been very strict about in the past has been taking classes and dropping them very frequently.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend any prospective student to take advantage of all the free tutoring on campus. Talking to your teachers really helps when it comes to getting advice from them and recommendation letters. Try to take a full load of units, so your stay there is really not dragged out, and you can transfer out after 2 years.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College gave me the opportunity to explore different majors until I was satisfied with my chosen one. The teachers there are always willing to help and go the extra mile to help you achieve your desired grade. Without Glendale Community College, I would've never decided on a future career.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety here is of high priority. Crime is practiacally non existent. Feel free to visit our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to suit your interest. If not, feel free to create one and promote it among other GCC students. Its a fun way to meet people.

    Great for these types of students

    Armenian folks are the marjority of the minority groups.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hang out at the quad during the noon breaks.

    Bang for the buck

    Glendale Community College is subsidized college by California tax payers. Therefore, tuition fees are very low compared to most colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is subjective and up to the individual. However, the closest beach is less than a 30 minute drive and if you want snow, the nearest place for skiing is little more than an hour drive. There are many entertainment parks as well as motion picture studios. There is something here for everybody and anybody of any age.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is generally fine for what is expected for a College. The surrounding neighborhoods offer some fine dining as well as standard fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    GCC, does not have school housing of any kind. Rent in the nearby apartments are considerable high. However, the living standards are much better than in most other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic standards are second to none. Professors use text books and equipment that is state accordingly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes are challenging and not to be taken lightly. You are encourage to maintain a high G.P.A. in order to pursue other Institutes of Higher Learning.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College exemplifies academics to its highest standards. Our college always falls in the top ten best colleges in California.GCC, sits on North Glendale were it overloaks Downtown Los Angeles.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it is a very safe school they have police on campus

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends or join clubs on campus

    Food and Dining

    they have 2 cafeterias a student store and restaurants close buy

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    they have lots of opportunity such as the scholars program for tudents who want to excel

    Tips for prospective students

    A couple of classes offer something called supplemental learning or si and its an opportunity for a student to ask questions to an assigned teacher assistant and its a great idea because it a great environment to meet people and of course to touch upon subjects that one needs clarification. As boring as it sounds study a lot if your like me then the library is the perfect environment to do so, it's nice and spacious but be careful because if you want to use the computer or find a cubicle be mindful that rush hour is at noon and ends around 1:30 pm. Try to plan your day out and at least study four an hour on each subject. When you are picking out a class make sure you pick classes that even each other out meaning that if you get a class thats hard try to get classes that are as hard as that class because some classes require a lot of work I do not recommend people to take English and a class such as philosophy because they both require a lot of writing up to you though.

    In three sentences

    I give this school a 3/5 and thats because I wish that there was more student activities. When people think about community colleges they think about an outdated learning environment but to my surprise the campus is clean and there is a lot of resources. It is pretty diverse and you can not go wrong with the resources they have like the leaning center where can get free tutoring . The location is great its bonus.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As far as I know I've never felt threatened or unsafe here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an on campus piano you can play if you're brave enough to have people hear you right in the quad all out in the open.

    What to do for fun

    The mall is in the same city or you can take a bus down to LA and do some exploring. Between classes there is the park or the little eateries nearby to kill some time.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria in the school, but it is a very small one, thankfully there is a tiny plaza with some places to eat right next to the campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It probably depends on what classes you take, so far my college classes have been much more interesting and less challenging than my high school classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a mall in the same city if you have free time and want to eat something. If you are wait listed you should still show up to the first few weeks of class, people get discouraged or drop for various reasons. The park is an excellent place to pass time between classes.

    In three sentences

    Has a lot of Armenians and transfer students, also a large mix of students of various ages (it is a community college after all). Expect to be wait listed due to high demand for classes. It has a beautiful campus and is right next to a park.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. The scenery is beautiful, but don't let it fool you.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community College is a living metropolis of students from different backgrounds. Set on a hillside out of what could be a beautiful vacation spot, lies a great community college as great as the sunset view. Professors from all walk of life come together to make one of the most dedicated staff of educators out there.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I have had a better experience at GCC compared to PCC. I've been able to get all the classes I need without messing up my plan. The counselors have been really helpful and even reply to emails.

    What to do for fun

    Great food options across the street if you want to get off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Great food options across the street from the campus. Coffee bean available on campus and 2 cafeterias on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Uknown to me. I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been able to get all the classes I need without messing up my plan. The counselors have been really helpful and even reply to emails.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for lots of stairs and hills. Staff are pretty helpful don't be affraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    You get a pretty good chance to get the classes you need compare to other community colleges, 1-10 i give them an 8. Campus not so confusing and easy to get familiar with. They have some Pretty good teachers.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 39

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I practice dancing during the ope session time in the dance room.

    Food and Dining

    The school contains 2 cafeterias, one upstairs and one downstairs. Though the food can be a little over pricey, the food itself is not half bad.

    Dorm Life

    There are no Dorms, you commute or rent a local apartment near the school.

    Academic Rigor

    Perfect transition CC that will prepare you for the 4-year Universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open schedule and be able to invest your time into studying and being able to attend the classes you need.

    In three sentences

    An Excellent school. The schools staff contains teachers who will only help those who want to be helped and in doing so push the students to achieve the most they can. Like all colleges, Glendale CC has its pros and Cons about the staff, administration, and the campus itself, but for a first year student its a good wake up call that helps you with the transition from high school to college.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police are there and staff care about the students. Plus there hasn't been any shady people on campus that I have seen thus far.

    Greek Life

    Not really any.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can't find one from the long list that exists, you may start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Leaders, Athletes, Self-Driven, Beginner, needing a break from university, Adult, and cont. ed. Really an accommodating campus with opportunities for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The population is very European, which is nice when there are non-American holidays. You will be able to try new foods, and be immersed in a totally different culture. I like it a lot. GCC also has the largest Endowment Foundation of all CC's in the area. This is great for those students who qualify for scholarships.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap if you are in-state.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs! Take leadership on campus. Join student government. Student employment is a big one. Also, form a club if you would like!

    Food and Dining

    There are a ton of options. The coffee shops always have bakery goods, and fresh coffee. There is a cafeteria with good prices, but ask them to hold the butter. Many little places to get food and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    None, this is a community college. There are really adorable apartments near by, but I live with family while attending here.

    Academic Rigor

    It does depend on the courses you take, but the expectations are very similar to that of a 4 year university. You will leave well prepared for a Bachelors Degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always attend Supplemental Instruction. Aspire to transfer, not graduate with an AS. Work closely with staff who want to see you do well.

    In three sentences

    You will have to be picky about where you spend your time, but if you choose wisely you will benefit from experiencing college at this institution. Do not wait for someone to get it done, take charge and make what you need to happen. The staff vary from over-qualified to unionized and lazy.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Do not hang around campus after sunset, if have evening classes go straight to class and leave immediately after class (directed to female students).

    Greek Life

    Have no interest in the matter. Sorry!

    Clubs and Activities

    Not part of any club or activities. I am a full time student and mom.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are not living at home, returning to school students and parents who are head of household with limited income but want to avoid pulling as many loans as possible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    First year attending, nothing unusual yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Could take public transportation or carpool if an option due to the variable gas prices. Can avoid eating out to save every dollar to go toward necessities. Spend only if you need to.

    What to do for fun

    Work out, eat and sleep.

    Food and Dining

    Keep it as a one time a week treat to yourself not something you could indulge in daily. That's if you need to if no desire in it even better.

    Dorm Life

    Endure and preserver.

    Academic Rigor

    If your distracted due to financial needs or desires speak to your tuition department or financial workshops to check out a few options before giving up or making a spontaneous decision which could effect you rather you decide to continue school by pulling substantial amount of loans or considering dropping out because you don't have the funds. Those reactions could cause harm in some way just take your time and talk to your counselor about Financial Aid, Scholarships and Grants that are available to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many ways to obtain financial help without pulling loans, it takes time and research but the time and research pays off. Do not allow financial burdens to hinder you from your life goals.

    In three sentences

    From my experience this far the facility are all equally eager in helping all students with there concerns and needs. From my personal experience the Counselors are all patient and not overworked to the point of them pushing you out the door to help the next student. The school has so many ways to obtain financial help thru there workshops not including the counselors having some ideas how to work with all financial options available to each student. to sum it up in a few words the school is well managed and very beautiful.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Those campus police on their segways are terrifying. #notreally

    Clubs and Activities

    Depends on the club.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that wants to work and go to school. GCC online classes are getting pretty good too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really.

    Bang for the buck

    For a CC, you really do learn a lot for how much you are paying.

    What to do for fun

    There are sometimes fun things going on in the Plaza. Sometimes ASB will give out free food.

    Food and Dining

    The upper cafeteria has some pretty good food. I usually go with a chicken quesadilla or grilled cheese ($2!). Lower is okay, depending on what you get.

    Dorm Life

    Nonexistant. Housing in Glendale isn't too bad though!

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your professor. Some are really tough, some just don't care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up online asap, as early as you can. That will get you the best registration date. Also, parking is horrible. If at all possible get dropped off or take the bus, at least for the first month until everyone drops out.

    In three sentences

    A great place to be able to study and work at the same time. Definitely a stepping stone school, but efficient. It often takes forever to get a certain class, but be flexible and you will do well.

  • 05/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 39

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police patrol all the time :)

    Greek Life

    Alpha Gama Sigma but that's it .

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many diverse clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Looking to work hard and transfer

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have welcoming events for students in the beginning of the year.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is on a nice hill and it is beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs :)

    Food and Dining

    The food is bad.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms .

    Academic Rigor

    If you take honors courses and challenging professors it will prepare you to transfer. There are also some very easy teachers to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and do not slack off.

    In three sentences

    Glendale Community college is a place where you have to work hard in order to transfer on time. There are many unforgettable professors that really change a persons perspective on life. This college prepares students to transfer and reach their academic goal.