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  • 07/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Perfect school for local students looking to save money and take some time to consider their college options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to research what classes you will need to take to transfer from here. Make a general two or three year plan, so you don't end up only needing one or two more classes and have to stay a whole semester to be able to move on.

    Bang for the buck

    Most students live at home and tuition is only twenty dollars per unit.

    Am learning a lot

    Many of the teachers at Grossmont also teach at local schools like San Diego State.

  • 07/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    student who think the four year universities might be overwhelming and for those who aren't sure if school is what they want to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    register for your classes as soon as registration opens classes go really fast

    Am learning a lot

    certain teacher will teach you more than you expect and then there are some that are just there to be funny .

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is a lot of security in this school they have a police department and are there to help

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many activities and clubs you can join i haven't enrolled in any because of my busy schedule. hopefully soon i will

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to succeed

    What to do for fun

    the library is a very fun place to be at. there are many books you can read there and you are welcomed to use the library's computers. the students are very generous and social; you can make friends easily.

    Food and Dining

    there is a new lunch room that is very nice and have all sorts of meals and snacks. i usually buy a meal and enjoy the free wi-fi to study or do homework while i'm eating.

    Dorm Life

    grossmont college doesnt have dorms :(

    Academic Rigor

    i will admit i've had a professor that his accent was not understandable and was hard to understand the class but other than that i have had an stupendous experiences with the rest of my professors they had taught me valuable stuff i never taught i would know.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students!! you should always pay attention in class because if you dont you will miss something important that is going to be on the test. tests are a huge percentage of your grade so you should try to get a high score on it. always try to be on class on time; dont miss any because everyday its important. remember the professors are there to help and you can ask them anything you are paying for your classes.

    In three sentences

    grossmont college is a fascinating school to go to i feel very welcomed to the school and feel it is a calm place to study. the new buildings look great and the campus keeps looking better everyday. there are excellent teachers at this school that are willing to help and dedicate their time to help you succeed in your educational goals; i rate this school a 9.5

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Grossmont College has cameras around the whole entire campus, even in some classrooms. The school also has the Campus police that drives around the campus and the school parking lot everyday especially at night since there has been a few incidents that have occurred in the parking lot. Sometimes you will see some police officers on the second floor of the tech mall looking over the students using the computers on the first floor to make sure no one is doing anything that is inappropriate or illegal. With police available everyday, the Campus feels safe, since you'll see them walking around the campus. They're also very friendly, so if you feel unsafe or something happened, you can go to their main office and let them know.

    Greek Life

    I am not familiar with the Greek life at Grossmont College. You can check Grossmont College's website, (www.grossmont.edu) if they have any type of sorority that you can join.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am part of the International Club and it is a wonderful club to join, it's open to everybody even if you're not an international student. The international club has these activities that you can sign up to. The activities ranges from bonfires/bbq at the beach, going up to Julian to see the snow, Hiking, Kayaking, a Bus trip to Los Angeles. There's many activites that the International Club offers. Grossmont also has clubs for american sign language, foreign language clubs (Arabic, Spanish, etc.), if you're majoring in the health field there are different clubs to join, There are also different religious clubs. Grossmont offers an array of different clubs, and if you want to even form a club, you're welcome to. You just have to ask and fill out some paper forms to get your club started.

    Great for these types of students

    Grossmont College is great for anyone who wants to save money by just taking their general ed. classes in a community college. If you're a nursing major and want to just get an Associate's degree, the school of nursing at Grossmont is a really wonderful program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have this earthquake drill but I think all Colleges and Universities do those types of drills. Grossmont has the literary arts festival where authors come in and share their works, Sandra Cisneros came in for a reading and signing of her novels. There's always activities going on in the main quad in front of the Admissions Office and the Tech Mall. You will see people dancing, and singing. In addition, In the same quad, there are vendors who sell sunglasses, bags, jewelry, and sometimes really beautiful artworks.

    Bang for the buck

    Grossmont is a community college so it's way cheaper to attend especially if you're just taking your general ed. classes since it is the same classes as what's offered in a University. Due to the Budget cuts, Grossmont had to increase the class fees, it used to be $26 per unit, and then $36 per unit last year, but now they increased it again to $46 per unit. It's getting a little expensive but it's still cheaper compared to paying $300 per unit at a University.

    What to do for fun

    Grossmont is not as big as the nearby University (San Diego State University), The only thing I know that is fun to do at Grossmont is inside the Griffin center. There is this huge dining area right next to the Culinary arts kitchen and there are Flat Screens installed on the wall and if you like to kill time and like to play video games, you can bring your xbox or playstation and play video games using the flat screen TV's. You just have to ask but I am not sure who is the person in charge. I just have seen many students playing video games there.

    Food and Dining

    The Griffin Center in Grossmont College just opened a year ago, It holds the food and dining for the students at Grossmont. It has amazing food! and the cooks are very friendly. It has the Griffin Market which sells the ready to buy sandwiches, drinks, chips, etc. They also have a starbucks like cafe that serves coffee, tea, or frappuccino for an affordable price. There's also another Food place inside the Griffin Center that you can order Italian foods, and they have a sandwich/salad station that can make you footlong subs and fresh salads. In addition, they also have another station where you can order fish tacos, french fries, burgers, breakfast burritos that is served ALL day, and oatmeal (for breakfast), etc.

    Dorm Life

    Grossmont College does not offer dorms for its students since it's only a 2 year/ transfer college. However, there are many apartments near Grossmont College that prospective students can look into. And usually you will see flyers around the campus looking for roommates, you can also look into that; but be careful in doing so since you don't personally know the person.

    Academic Rigor

    The most challenging at Grossmont College is probably trying to transfer in two years time. Since Grossmont is one of the many Colleges that are cutting classes, it's very difficult to take the classes you need to transfer since there are not a lot of the same classes that are available to accommodate all students who need to take the same class.

    Tips for prospective students

    - If you have not attended college, and it will be your first time make sure to apply for admission as early as possible and take the assessment test for English and math as early as possible. - Also, submit your FAFSA early as possible in order for you to receive financial aid, since its first comes first serve type of situation nowadays due to the budget cuts. - Do your best in ALL of your classes! This isn't high school where the counseling office will check up on you about your grades, it's your responsibility to keep your GPA 3.0 or above. - Some instructors give out extra credits and/or homework that counts as part of your final grade, Do turn all of them in! it may not change your grade drastically, but it makes a small difference to your final grade. - In general, Always keep in mind that partying is not going to pay your bills in the future ! (not unless you become a celebrity) So balance college life and your social life. Remember to Party hard, BUT study harder!

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is a diverse college, it doesn't offer many different classes due to the budget cuts. However, the school does its best to accommodate the large amount of students who are and will be attending the college. In addition, Grossmont has a fun environment which one can truly feel welcome attending classes there many students and faculty members that are very friendly.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great college for anybody who wants to work their way into the college life, because the staff and student are very nice and can answer any question you may have if you don't really understand something.. and don't forget you will have fun at Grossmont, there is always something new every semester and cool classes that transfer with your GED.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend going to this community college then transfer to a CSU or UC school, because you will save a lot of money then if you were to go straight into a university after high school. and when you finish your last two years from a university you have what all you friends have just you paid way less, which is always nice

    Bang for the buck

    I think the tuition for Grossmont is not bad at all but the only issue is the price for books but thats the same no matter what school you go to. and for 16.00 a unit its pretty reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here, they have a nice open campuses and I see all my friends from high school. They just added a new parking structure so you never have to worry about finding a parking space like at other colleges..

    Am learning a lot

    Grossmont is one of the best community Colleges out there. The teachers are always there for me and I am always able to get into the classes I want, even with these big budget cuts. I have learned so much and enjoy going to all my classes everyday.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 6 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great starting point for those who a wary about college and for those who don't exactly know what career they're going to pick.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely saving a lot at about $20 per unit.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is amazingly clean compared to my high school's campus. The people are nice, as well.

    Am learning a lot

    My current professors are passionate about what they teach. For me, that makes the class enjoyable and the subject easier to learn.

  • 11/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I definitely recommend students to come here first if they want to start off easy on the tuition. I applied and was accepted to San Diego State University but my mother had told me that going to a community college would be better and easier for her (regarding finance). At first I was devastated because my friends were all going to State but I couldn't afford it, and I also didn't fancy how my classmates at Grossmont were all trying to get into State, a college I had been accepted to in the first place. Now however, I am very content with the choice of going to this school first. I am saving a lot of money and I am able to transfer to any other college of my choice. This was a great transition school from highschool to real-world college. This is good for the type of student that isn't quite ready to attend a huge university. Those schools can be overwhelming. At Grossmont, it's a more calm environment with friendly counselors and professors that will aid you in preparation for college life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Some things I recommend is definitely schedule appointments with counselors as soon as possible because they book very easily! At Grossmont the classes fill up pretty fast too so it is better to know as soon as possible exactly what classes you want to take. I also suggest exploring all the centers that the school has to offer because there are many beneficial areas of interest to student. For example, the tech mall is a building filled with computers for homework or studying. The career center is also a great place to go and financial aid office for scholarship information.

    Bang for the buck

    At around $26 a unit, I am just able to afford college especially compared to University schools. Reading the other reviews for this school I am guessing there has been a big increase from $10 and $16 but it still is pretty good.

    Am enjoying being here

    Grossmont has a very quiet and mellow environment. It was a real culture shock coming from a high school for the performing arts where all the students are social and there are more activities and opportunities to make friends. In community college it seemed like it was all serious business because everyone has their own different schedules and agendas-- when is there time to socialize? I at first felt miserable because all my friends were at other colleges and I found myself just going to class and coming home early and then then next day going to class and going home. In highschool I went home around seven at night with all the rehearsals I had, so it was different. However, I have learned to adapt to a more serious environment. Grossmont definitely is easy to warm up to, and academically I am very happy that I am at this community college. I am starting to make friends and it has been fun.

    Am learning a lot

    I definitely am learning so much here at this school. This is my second year at this school and all the professors I have had are really helpful and they make subjects that would appear to be boring into really interesting material. For example, I'm not too much of a science fan but my Biology teacher has such a funny and uplifting personality and makes learning the material fun and easy. Those are definite qualities that any student would want in a teacher for better understanding in material. I actually retain the information I learn which in high school was impossible for me; a one week break from school would already cause me to forget what I learned! Overall the teachers have great teaching methods and I definitely have learned a lot.

  • 06/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    all ages.

    Tips for prospective students

    ratemyprefessor.com look up your teacher reviews before you enroll

    Bang for the buck

    WWAYYyyyy cheaper to take your first two years here then transfer.

    Am enjoying being here

    I will be coming back even after i graduate there are so many fun classes and teachers

    Am learning a lot

    Some of the teachers go a bit easy because they know many people are right out of high school.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 127

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are way to many activities to put. They are all fun and exciting.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and decent priced(:

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms at Grossmont College.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your financial aid application started ASAP. Processing takes awhile.

    In three sentences

    It is a fun loving place. It has positive staff that strive to help to the best of their abilities.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students needing to know the next step.

    Bang for the buck

    you get your money's worth if you don't lag.

    What to do for fun

    nothing on campus but the mall is a freeway exit away and the beach is a good 15 min drive.

    Food and Dining

    we just got a brand new cafeteria built that is not even up and running but the griffen market seems to carry quick snacks, hamburgers, soup and even starbucks coffee.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are tough to get into but once your in; your good.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to stay on your work-load with blackboard because once you fall back there is no catching up.

    In three sentences

    grossmont isn't the school for you if your looking for pride or if your really into sports. grossmont is a middle-home to help you get to know where you want to go and determine where to study. it's the push most need straight out of high school and the push that those later in life decide they too need.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 11 of 127

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    grossmont college has very good courses. they give a criminal justice degree as one of there selections. i would like to continue my education here and finish my criminal justice degree but my financial status is not that great

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is San Diego PD on site and you will often see them cruising around in their SUV.

    Clubs and Activities

    They try, but most of the clubs are very cliquey and religion or ethnicity based.

    Great for these types of students

    students on a budget, or working. Returning to school adults.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Grossmont as an amazing view as it sites on the top of a mountain and over looks Santee.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have financial aid to attend Grossmont, you can't beat a FREE education for an AA degree. Otherwise, it is still amazingly affordable for a working student at about $46 a unit (classes are 3 units).

    What to do for fun

    Anything but hang out at school, haha!

    Food and Dining

    The food is prepared by the students in the Culinary Art program.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    depends on the teacher, but most teachers i have had also teach at a State niversities or have taught at a large university in another area.

    Tips for prospective students

    If new to Grossmont i promise you will not receive a single class thats desired and you will have to crash all the classes needed in order for a chance to be in rolled in the class. Reason for this, there are priority registration dates that specific people get to pick classes first (i.e.foreigners, SDSU students, students with high credits). SDSU accepts over the capacity of the campus and a large portion of the SDSU students have to take classes at Grossmont, but are paying triple the amount as a Grossmont student is paying for the same class. A lot for the teachers also teach at other Universities so you now that the education is comparable to that of a 4-year University. Grossmont College is great choice if you are trying to go the more economical route to a University.

    In three sentences

    New campus is beautiful and a lot less confusing then before. The students are very diverse, either local San Diego residents fresh out of high school or new to America from the Middle East and here on a student visa. All curriculums are economically so most students don't need a loan attend.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 127

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs you can join on your free time and its great to meet new people and create lasting friendships. There are sport you can also join and you can also attend the sport games. The college also has movie nights which are so much fun. Trust me you wont be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food is AMAZING. You can choose what you want to eat from a menu and trust me there is a little bit of everything for every-ones taste. And the dining is so clean, so you do not have to worry about a messy table if you want to put your text book and study while you eat.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    They will ask you to help out other students and be there tutor. Teachers will ask you to help them with grading.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great if you work because you can attend classes in the morning or in the evening. On your first day i recommend to get to know students which are very nice and join study groups because just like you they are all there to better their futures.

    In three sentences

    This is one of the best community colleges Ive ever attended. All the teachers and administration is so caring and are really there to help you achieve your goals. I love all of the extra tutoring and study groups they have.

  • 12/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're fresh out of high school, I would recommend attending here first so that you could get a feel of how college is like, but you aren't completely diving into the unknown. I was accepted in all the schools I applied to, but decided to decline and attend Grossmont first because it was a lot cheaper. I honestly don't regret it because it saved me literally thousands of dollars, I'm receiving the same education I would be getting in the first two years at those universities, and it is a smooth stepping stone towards the college experience because I'm able to experience college while having some time to really think about my decisions in where I truly want to go and what I want to pursue when I transfer out.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest you research your teachers beforehand so that you aren't stressing out by the time registration comes around. Although times may be inconvenient, you would be surprised at how much of an impact a good professor has on your education, so look for the interesting ones!

    Bang for the buck

    I cannot emphasize the extent of how much you would be saving in attending Grossmont. I have friends who are paying thousands every few months for their GE's at a university, when I'm learning similar college level material at less than $400 for the same amount of time.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel that attending Grossmont provided a challenge in finding connections at campus because being that it is a community college, the students are coming and going a lot sooner than at a four-year institute, however, I find it enjoyable because I really feel like I'm in control of my own education and I feel independent, which is exactly the type of experience I wanted in attending college.

    Am learning a lot

    I didn't think that I'd find a quality education at a community college what with all the previous high school talk about how it's so easy, but attending Grossmont has really opened my mind and I also gained a lot of respect for the school because it is harder than how others make it seem. I was fortunate enough to enroll in courses that were insightful and challenging, thus gaining knowledge that really stuck even after finals were over and I was also able to find a quality education at Grossmont when I searched for it.

  • 09/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Textbooks are expensive like any other college or university, so make sure you plan ahead if you're going to buy your books online. Pay attention to ALL deadlines. Make sure you pay your Tuition because you could get dropped from your class and if you plan to drop a class, DO IT. Don't wait for the instructor to drop you, for it is not their job and you could end up receiving an F instead of a W (withdrawal).

    Academic Rigor

    The Instructors are great

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing! Open minded! Passionate! Professional! Responsible! People person!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take initiative in everything you do! And do not under estimate yourself!

    Bang for the buck

    Every penny ive spent on my education i know will be worth it because Grossmont has the best instructors and great hands on experience for my profession.

    Am learning a lot

    Love this school!! Has wonderful teachers as well as great health professions.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I just think it's a great school for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be overwhelmed. It's really not difficult if you manage your time and are dedicated. Going full-time is easy.

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest, I got the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver, so I'm not paying anything at the moment. So I'm very happy :)

    Am enjoying being here

    I like the atmosphere, I like the people. I just enjoy it.

    Am learning a lot

    I've only had one semester, but I had 3 great teachers who honestly did teach me a lot.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I would take Grossmonr because you meet new people and get help when needed for everything.

    In three sentences

    The Instructors at Grossmont are very helpful. The college is very relaxing and clean. The college has perfect class schedules.

  • 01/11/2012

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

    19 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Walking through campus the last thing that crossed my mind was the safety. The environment speaks for itself.

    Great for these types of students

    The environment is very diverse and I have seen students from various cultures.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student tuition is of course a bit more expensive for me; however, I really can not complain. As a Veteran I will pay close to $2500 out of my pocket for 12 credit hours. I feel satisfied with the cost especially with the new campus being built.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is close to anything and everything you may desire. There are several beaches in the surrounding area such as Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach. Each has its own distinct feel and environment so if you are looking to change up scene and try something new there you will not be let down.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, I have not had the opportunity to explore this part of the campus. Like I said the campus is being renovated and the buildings are extremely nice. Going off from what I have seen I would only expect the cafeteria to be as nice as the surrounding architecture.

    Dorm Life

    I have not had the opportunity to explore the dorms, nor do I know if the Community College has a dormitory available for students. I am unable to provide an accurate answer for this topic.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a wide variety of academic courses available to prospective students. From my understanding, Grossmont College is a place where students may attend if interested in potentially attending San Diego State University in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make yourself known on campus and get to know those who will be working with and for you during future semesters. You will find the people are extremely friendly and willing to help in any way possible.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is a extremely clean and currently under renovation. When on campus students are provided with the college feel regardless of being an instate or out of state student. As a new student I am excited to start my attendance and meet new people.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is always the presence of campus police in the parking lot and they have there own police station on campus and 24 hour video surveillance

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs on campus and a wide variety of extracurricular activities to sign up for.

    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent there is the store which is open a majority of the day and the cafeteria which is open from 10 am to 4 pm and they offer a variety of good food and also healthy choices also.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    it all depends on the teacher and course of study but most of the time the professors are available for help and are understanding, if you do what you are required to do you will be able to succeed in the course.

    In three sentences

    grossmont college is a great school they offer you a wide variety of tools such as a computer lab and free tutoring to help you earn your degree and the professors are always helpful and want to help you reach success.they are also great when it comes to making the campus a nice safe environment and affordable.

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    everything is available online. you can complete your registration process early and get lots of help from the counselors.

    In three sentences

    the campus is nice. they have done alot of upgrades. parking can be a pain but that is only because there are so many students. there is a good choice of schedules and teachers even with the budget cuts.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    we just got a new cafeteria area and the food is great there! :d

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure that each new term you make an appointment to meet up with an academic counselor to go over your intended schedule.

    In three sentences

    i think grossmont is a great school for anybody. the teachers and other faculty are very nice. people that work their are more than willing to help you further your dreams for life.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 127

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    for fun there are sport, dance, music and so money other activities. i was able to attend a music activity and it was just fantastic. the music department at grossmont college is just so wonderful. the instructors that teach the classes and that also perform with excellence.

    Bang for the buck

    the campus is being remodeled which is great for students. not to long ago, the science building was part of a new construction project. now, the science building for example offers rooms where students can study or finish homework. overall, an exceptional work has gone into making grossmont college a great school for students to come, learn, and leave prepared.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining has changed a lot since i first started. i started school at grossmont college in the fall of 2005. things were not as they are now. they have recently remodeled and constructed a new cafeteria. but more than that, they have created a student center where students are able to go get food and still study. this new student center allows students in the food court to feel like they are home.

    Dorm Life

    grossmont college does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    time and opportunity is what a student needs to overcome the rigors of the school world. many come to classrooms but few are able to overcome. first, it is valuable time that is invested. in many cases you wish there was more time to even finish that lab assignment or meet that one project deadline. investing time in the future of mastering a subject is what being a student is all about. evenly so, getting the opportunity to attend a college level education is worth so much. the chance to come to school and successfully complete every course is what many dream of. coming to school and being able to pass such high academic rigors makes me smile at the end of the day. i was able to invest time and have the experience and opportunity of a brighter future.

    Tips for prospective students

    my first tip is to attempt to always be at your best. being your best reflects you when nobody is watching. having a good attitude, academic integrity, and paying attention is simply the beginning to what awaits if you are willing to work hard. in the beginning i did not work hard. i look back and i think about the errors that i made. the first thing that one must do as a young student explorer is to get help. find a school counselor. then make plans and goals to meet. very importantly, follow through the plans and enjoy your road through college. once you obtain the map and routes you will need, don't forget to stop by and say hello to me because i will be down the road on success lane. my sincere, good luck to you.

    In three sentences

    grossmont college is an educator full of heart and soul. the school that i attend is able to transpire a message of light to those wanting to gain knowledge. there would not be another but grossmont college when i think of a excellence as an academic educator.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    one can run around the track and enjoy the nice weather .

    Food and Dining

    they just remodeled the food center place .

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm .

    Tips for prospective students

    i recommend students take exercise classes. they are so fun and helps one be active.

    In three sentences

    grossmont college is a clean campus. the teachers are very helpful. i enjoy being a student.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    go to the beach, or try to find a party at san diego state university

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of homework or you will fall behind quickly. look at the website http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ to make sure that you get a teacher that matches your learning style.

    In three sentences

    the classes are smaller than that of a four year institution. easy to get from class to class. teachers can be very personable.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police office on campus and they do patrol keeping the campus safe and at peace.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    building 34 is pretty neat. and the library has a basement.

    What to do for fun

    i'm a dork who likes to read for fun. i enjoy going to building 34 with a book while i'm on campus with great views.

    Food and Dining

    this semester of '12 they opened the new and remodeled cafeteria. it looks amazing! though i haven't had time to try out the food so i can't vouch for the food.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm. its a community college not a university

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on the subject and the professors style of teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    be on time for your class, although it at times feels like in high school it is always important to be punctual. study for the exams, and take advantage of the services that the school provide for free.

    In three sentences

    being at grossmont college has mad me qualified to give this review, in my opinion. i would have to say majority of the professors i've had have been well dedicated to the subject they teach and are amazing. besides feeling like your still at high school it is a good place to get your general ed out of the way for a good price.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    umoja club is a college retention club that helps students succeed in whatever their goal may be. it allows you extra access to counselors and school staff so that you can get the most help possible.

    Bang for the buck

    easy to go to college for free pretty much if you are a california resident as long as you fill out a fafsa.

    Food and Dining

    there is new construction which includes a new cafeteria with a lot of different food. the best choice is the college bookstore because it is contracted to a barnes and nobles or something so things are alot cheaper, similar to a liquor store.

    Academic Rigor

    everyday teachers are ready with new material and you have to be ready to pay attention becuase things can pass you by. nothing is too difficult from what i have experienced but studying is necessary to remember all the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    be able to maintain a good balance with school and everything else. being successful at grossmont depends solely on how much effort you put into each class and understanding the material, sometimes you have to use grossmont's resources to do well in a class. there are a lot of fun activities and clubs and i am happy i am involved becaue it makes college a lot more fun.

    In three sentences

    great professors who have attended some of the top colleges in the nation. most of the professors and educational staff are very helpful and can be inspirational if you get to know them. the school has lots of great resources to help a willing person succeed

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Great for these types of students

    if your socialbe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they always have a swap meet on tuesday and thursdays. and carnivals.

    Bang for the buck

    the atmosphere is great.

    What to do for fun

    go in the lounge and play wii

    Tips for prospective students

    sign up for your classes early,and on time

    In three sentences

    its a good school, teachers are kind and helpful.not alot of classes to take.and classes are usually packed.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have a very popular aoj (administration of justice) program which filters into the police academy :)

    Food and Dining

    they have a general cafeteria, but the good, hot food, is only served during certain hours of the day.

    Dorm Life

    there aren't dorms at grossmont.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you get to school early because parking can take upwards of an hour at peak times! register for classes asap because they fill up!

    In three sentences

    grossmont has a beautiful, friendly campus. their staff and administrators have always been very helpful and encouraging to students in need of assistance. if given the chance again to go back and re-do my undergrad education, i would definitely choose grossmont because of the outstanding experience i gained as a student there.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always cruising. They're very helpful especially if you lock your keys in your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few great Christian clubs to choose from which really helps balance home life with school life and keeping healthy relationships while focusing on studies!

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and ways to get involved at Grossmont and create a great sense of community.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good but rather expensive. It's made by some culinary staff and some culinary students.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life at Grossmont Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    As a music major, I can relay that this school has an excellent music program with refined professors for each instrument.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to fight the placement test. The first time I took the placement test, it was a bad day, so I tested lower than my actual placement. I tested into English 110 on my first try, but knew that wasn't right. I petitioned to be put into English 120 and succeeded.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school. It's a public college but maintains American morals and gives a great sense of community. No school is perfect so there are definitely wacky teachers, but I've found everyone's overall goal is to benefit the student and society.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun, join the clubs and activities around the campus to meet new friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining, well I would have to say its really good because all the students are always eating at the lunch hall. Just recently added to the school.

    Dorm Life

    I don't really have a dorm life. I live at home on my own with my family. Which consists of my boyfriend and our 2 kids.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic, Rigor? well i will take a shot, the academic part of the school is very awesome, the school is leaned towards helping students succeed, but learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Write down any and all questions that you want to know before going to the school! Julio is the guy to talk to in financial aide. Teachers and staff are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    They have an excellent teaching curriculum. All teachers, staff and faculty answer all questions to students when needed. School is really nice, clean and big.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you combine your own studying with the teaching, then you can actually learn quite a bit for much cheaper than a university.

    Food and Dining

    The Griffin Grill and other food areas have pretty good food.

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn't always hard in most classes but the greatest challenge is understanding what the teacher wants and learning on your own if the teacher doesn't teach very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as you can because the classes get full very quickly. Study, study, study. Many times the teacher doesn't teach very well but expects you to know the material anyway.

    In three sentences

    Overall a good school but would benefit from a better career center. Some teachers should care more about their students education but there are some really great teachers here.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The cafeteria/student center is a really cool place to hang out. The theatre produces fabulous shows and there is always an activity going on in the quad

    Food and Dining

    We just built a new cafeteria center and the food is supreme!

    Dorm Life

    Since it is a community college, there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    All my teachers give a lot of homework and expect a lot from their students, which only makes me want to work harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to register right away, classes are small, which is great, but they fill up really quickly.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is a versatile school. It has very successful nursing, theatre, and culinary programs. It has a beautiful campus and incredible teachers.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I do not think you can do better for the price

    Food and Dining

    Good and fast

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging courses and teachers that care and are committed

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead your schedule because not all classes are easy to get into.

    In three sentences

    I think the school is very will equipped and has a very high level of teaching quality for a 2 year college. I think it is one of the best in the state

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel so safe on this campus. There is a police station on campus which is open 24/7. One time after class my car wouldn't start and they called a tow service to come jump start it;they are always available to help whatever the crisis.

    Greek Life

    I am not aware of Alma mater on campus because I am not involved in them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at Grossmont. There are so many in every department I could never know all of them. For my major there is more than adequate clubs and activities to keep one student busy.

    Great for these types of students

    The Grossmont Nursing dept. is the best in the state. The music/fine arts is excellent There is a great academy for AOJ students:police and corrections..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The parking garage allows plenty of parking. Don't forget to get parking permit. The officers patrolling don't usually give tickets for no parking permits though,

    Bang for the buck

    The tech mall boasts tutors in math and English. The English Writing Center helps students with all their English papers. There are over 200 computers available for students from 8 a.m. to 9p.m.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do in the main circle area .

    Food and Dining

    Griffin Hall at Grossmont has all the amenities of a city in its walls and more. The bookstore has every snack possible packaged foods offer. Griffin Grill serves many hot foods and salads made to order.

    Dorm Life

    I do not believe there are dorms at Grossmont.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are extremely high. Any level of academics are available. If a student is not at a transferable to University level they counselors help you decide what classes to take to get to that level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Grossmont College has so many students you have to make sure you get to school at least a half hour before class so you are not late. Future students should register immediately when available or all courses are filled. talk to the excellent counselors I would talk to the excellent counselors to name your major so not to waste any time.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has excellent deprtments in all areas. The life coach program is like nothing any other college offers. The professors and teachers are among the top in the state.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Really safe, they have their police deptm

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn and really experience college

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs you could join or simply hang out in the recreational areas or the cafeteria.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is really good, but it's expensive liek everywhere.

    Academic Rigor

    They have really good teachers in every apartment, even in dance or exercise.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be in a school that really cares about you, choose Grossmont.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College it's a very good school, I love everything about it. They have great teachers, so they have a good academic level. one of the things I love the most it's how all the teachers have great relationships.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Wide array of clubs for all students with constant activities throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome, on the expensive side but mostly worth it. As of yet there is not very many vegan choices.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful school with a great atmosphere. The Staff and Faculty are friendly and approachable.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus has fliers and posters every where letting students know about activities and programs. The school is diverse, people are always doing and setting up new things so students can explore.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria was remodeled just recently and the food is great. The ingredients are fresh, and the cooks are looking for new suggestions every day.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life at this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The science and math courses at Grossmont College are extremely rigorous. The amount of study time and school work must be put aside and energy must be inputted for every minute. The more focus you have on the classes, the better your grades will be. Don't be fooled by thinking any prerequisite course is easy!

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, take advantage of the counseling and programs offered at Grossmont College. The more dedicated you are, the more help and information you will find on anything. Keeping active on campus will help you succeed in your goals.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has a diverse array of students and educators. The college allows opportunities for all kinds of students to succeed in their educational and career goals. Grossmont College is an institution that helps thrive students for a better future!

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those that have a desire to get their courses necessary to transfer to other institutions, career minded people, or those that have full time jobs and only available to take classes in the evening hours or online.

    What to do for fun

    There are many diverse activities that students can join in.

    Food and Dining

    unapplicable

    Dorm Life

    unapplicable

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is competitive to other area courses of the same manner offered from other institutions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your career goals and stay focused on your studies. There are many teachers that are willing to assist in areas of concern and will offer avenues for assistance.

    In three sentences

    It is a rather large campus offering multiple types of degree programs. The availability of teachers is usually easy to have questions answered in a timely manner. The campus is easily accessible from many different locations.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had any issues with safety, as all of my classes have been during the school day. I would recommend getting to know your fellow students so that if you are taking courses at night you can walk each other to your cars.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not too bad for a public school. I believe each unit is $46 per unit.

    Food and Dining

    The food is kind've pricey for anyone on a studen'ts budget. There is no meal plan in your financial aid award. The menu's are alright. There is a decent selection

    Dorm Life

    This college does not have dorming facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been trying to finish college for ten yeares so my return to grossmont was difficult. I have been lucky enough to encounter wonderful teachers who have been willing to meet with me for additional instruction. College is what you make it. If you would like it to be enjoyable get involved in your education and the atmosphere around you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect professors to spoon feed you everything that you need to know. In college you have to learn how to stay on top of your studies and teach yourself. If you are diligent you will be successful and the transition from high school will be a breeze.

    In three sentences

    Small campus, easy to access.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are call boxes and campus police. I always feel safe, even when taking evening classes.

    Great for these types of students

    It is very diverse and offers a supportive structure for everyone, whether you are young or older, male or female, black, white, Chinese, straight or gay. Everyone is welcome and treated with respect.

    Bang for the buck

    Free tutoring!!!! There is a tutoring center that offers free tutoring in every subject. There is also a child care center that is located on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are always signs posted on various things happening on campus. There may be posting for movies being shown, plays in the theatre department, gallery openings, clubs to join etc.

    Food and Dining

    The Griffin Center has meeting rooms for student groups, seating for dining, lounging and study, four food stations and a mini market. There are also coffee carts located all around campus with healthy snacks.

    Dorm Life

    N.A.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not had a professor yet that wasn't passionate and knowledgeable in their subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a single mom and extremely busy. I have found it very helpful to balance full time classes by taking a combination of on campus and also online classes.

    In three sentences

    In my opinion Grossmont is much more personal then the other local community colleges. It has a community oriented feel to it. It is not too difficult to get in to see a counselor to help guide you in your goals.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Listen to music. Play video games. Watch sports.

    In three sentences

    It is a great community college to go to. It is very clean and nice. I highly recommend Grossmont!

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very saffe. It's in a good area and they is always campus police around.

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Great for these types of students

    Great for student who don't know what they want to do yet as a career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The scenery of the campus is beautiful. We are surrounded by valleys and mountains.

    Bang for the buck

    Community colleges are so much cheaper than UC's or USC's. You can get all your general education classes without breaking the bank.

    What to do for fun

    Study

    Food and Dining

    The food is semi decent. I just wish they have more healthier options.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at grossmont are very strict and they don't accept excuses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get a early registration date. Classes fill up extremely fast.

    In three sentences

    I believe Grossmont College can is agreat start of someone who does know what they want to do as a career. The have great consuelors who will guide you in the right direction. They also have a great transfer program for the UC's and USC's.

  • 07/11/2012

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    The college catalog is a must. And figure out what you're majoring in before going to a counseling session.

    In three sentences

    So far it seems pretty cool. Laid back atmosphere, but I've only been here during summer. The counselors are nice and I'm looking forward to my time here.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think only one person has died on campus, that I know of. And one rape incident, but it was supposedly a long time ago. The environment in general is not very hostile or competitive, and there are even some friendly people, but because it is such a diverse campus, I expect many of them to be crazies. There is campus police available, especially if your car dies in the parking lot or if you lock your keys in your locker (my friend has been saved by campus police over ten times now), and I've never felt unsafe on campus, whether it be at 8am or 8pm.

    Greek Life

    none whatsoever.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is somewhat of a variety of clubs, and a handful are service-based and geared towards community service and fundraising, which can be fun, but not when you're a full time science major who's juggling adult-hood and a job among many other things. Between meetings, activities, events, etc, it can be very exhausting, and student participation doesn't seem to be all that enthusiastic on a campus-wide level, but there are many different clubs that are unique and very student driven, such as the arabic club, ASL club, art club, and even a film club.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who believe that they are still in high school, foreign exchange students, transfers from universities, moms, serious students who are not easily distracted , those who can't afford university, or want to clear prerequisite classes without being in debt for the rest of their lives, and definitely those who are creative or athletic. I think there's pretty much a place for anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an art gallery on campus, but it only features student work once a semester, which I think is a bit ridiculous, but I've seen many of the portfolios of art students here, and I think that might just be the reason why we have more guest exhibitions, although they do tend to be alumni. I had no idea we had a pool, but I guess that's a given, although I still have no idea where it is. The school itself is built on top of a huge conglomerate rock, so it's almost like a small mountain, but in the middle of east county.

    Bang for the buck

    It gets costlier every semester per unit, unless you are an independent or former foster youth or something like that, or incredibly low income. There are many opportunities to receive the BOG waiver, but financial aid is now only for full time students. The food is somewhat reasonably priced, although nothing in the bookstore is, unless it's a scantron. Or Candy.

    What to do for fun

    Well, since it's pretty transitional for many people, it's up to what you're interested in. The clubs are pretty sparse, but there are some events they hold regularly in the quad when it comes to holidays or the mcomm/ griffin radio students want an excuse to play really loud music that will supposedly make people want to dance. It never works, but sometimes there are concerts, bake sales, blood drives, volunteer opportunities, film showings, open mics, and people sometimes selling posters, jewelry, pretty random stuff...

    Food and Dining

    they recently built a huge student center, unfortunately with no microwaves though! but the food offered at griffin market is okay. Since I am vegan, I can really only get fries or drinks from the cafe on the other side, otherwise they seem to have an okay selection. They definitely cater to the cravings of a college student, coffee is available at all corners of campus. Do not trust any vending machine though...

    Academic Rigor

    I'd say more of a three and a half, but mainly because of the severe budget cuts (mostly impacting all my intended/current colleges), sometimes the teachers can be very unhelpful, but the campus in general is very nice and offers a variety of majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check online for all counseling needs, make a plan early, and try to buy books two months prior to a semester if possible. The catalog and teachers' syllabi are your best friends. The counselors themselves cannot seem to be able to point students in the wrong direction, so know why you're there, and what it's gonna take for you to transfer!

    In three sentences

    Above average when compared to most community colleges, especially here in California, but still not quite up to par when it comes to the needs of the students. Counseling, registration, and financial aid is always a hassle, but otherwise there is a huge diversity on campus among teachers and students, and very many excellent teachers. They offer a stronger science department compared to most schools, and an affordable option for those who can't afford university (quite yet.) :)

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been a few incidents, but nothing serious. I feel when it comes to our safety the school does an excellent job. They have school police and officers keeping an eye on the campus at all times. When an incident happens the school sends out an email to inform students of whats going on and gives us precautions to take. After the incident has been solve it also sends us an email

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Several clubs, havent had the chance to join one due to the fact that they never work with my schedule.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is a 1 1/2 hour trip from where I live. I have a campus thats 20 mins away, however I chose this campus because it just filled all my needs. Great school, high standards, therefore students that come here get there moneys worth. So if your serious about school and want an education worth paying for this is the college for you.

    What to do for fun

    Isolated campus, nothing real close to it. Surrounded by houses and more houses. So if you get bored and dont have a car, well then your out of luck. You could go to the library or tech mall and try to get on a computer.

    Food and Dining

    New cafeteria, however I'm unhappy of the food choices they offer. Same menu all the time with what I consider high prices. No nearby place (a block radius) to get something to snack on if your walking. But if you have a car some fast food places are withing minutes.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms. Nearby apartments suited for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely feel this campus prepares you for the outside world. Helps you learn whats expected if you want to transfer. Classes of all sorts are offered to help you become a well rounded student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless you have the time and you dont forget deadlines dont take an online class, at least not your first semester.

    In three sentences

    Great campus, highly prepared to receive students and prepare them for their future. Diverse campus, therefore you learn a lot and get to meet all sorts of people. The professors are there to help you out.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I guess you can call me nerd, but I love study groups. I do not have that much fun at school. I stay focus on homework and studding!!!

    Food and Dining

    They took out the microwaves recently because of the new Griffen Center. Nice area, but students can not afford to buy their everyday. Also, you can only use the microwave if you are a ASG member... It just not right... This is my only complaint.

    Tips for prospective students

    One is to always go to ratemyprofessor.com to choose your professor. Also, if you think you have a learning disability, take advantage of DSPS office on campus and get tested. They are a huge help with me succeeding in college, and they are not judge mental. Last, if you have any question or you do not understand your professor, do not be shy to ask question during and after class, or during office hours. Always have your essay paper checked by tutoring center... It helps me out a lot.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has been an wonderful opportunity for me to better my education and to help me get my High school Diploma. The teachers are great, and they are always willing to give you the extra help you need. College is not easy, but at Grossmont staff are always pushing you do better. Highly recommended to anyone who lives in East county of San Diego.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do, some things would be hanging out around the campus/ in the quad. A great hangout area in the food court with a game room.

    Food and Dining

    The food area is very clean and tidy, no mess whatsoever with a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken any classes yet at grossmont.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register and sign up for classes as early as possible.

    In three sentences

    This is going to be my first semester at grossmont, but so far the school looks amazing. The school is very clean and everyone is very nice and helpful. I know that attending at grossmont will be a great experience.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You can get a good associate degree for low cost, or even better take your required classes at Grossmont because they transfer to State!

    What to do for fun

    Join the student ASGC they get involved in everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships and talk to the professors about different the major you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is an amazing college. They keep up to date with technology. They offer a wide variety of majors with a reasonable cost.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many of both

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who plan on transferring to a four year college

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the new lounge areas

    Food and Dining

    Exquisite!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on this campus

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely depends on the professor however all courses are passable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of extra credit.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has a very diverse campus. I love how it advertises the many different ways to receive aid with its college courses. Not to mention the beautiful campus.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never seen any unsafe incidents on campus. The staff is great with keeping things under control.

    Bang for the buck

    The ASGC benefit card is definitely worth it. You can get free coffee and tea, as well as 10 or 20% off anything purchased from the cafeteria. It's only $12, and it pays for itself within the first month or two. The education you get here is well worth the price. Grossmont has amazing professors at a cheap price.

    What to do for fun

    They have a gaming lounge, lots of computers in the tech mall, many club activities, and an awesome library. The wifi is great too!

    Food and Dining

    Grossmont just opened a new cafeteria in the student center. It includes a wood-fired pizza place, salad/sub bar, Mexican spot, and a burger grill. Everything is DELICIOUS! I suggest getting the Southwestern salad with grilled chicken as a wrap on a whole wheat tortilla.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned so much while attending Grossmont, especially because of how interesting the professors are. They make it entertaining, and bring out your passion for topics you never had a second thought about.

    Tips for prospective students

    The ASGC benefit stickers really pay off if you like coffee or tea. On important topics such as transfer or your degree, talk to two counselors just to be safe, as well as doing your own research. Sit front row center in your classes, and always contribute to class discussion. You'll find that your college professors are incredibly interesting, and by taking away the distraction of people around you, you will focus more and earn better grades.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is amazing! The teachers that I have encountered are truly passionate about what they are doing. They have a wonderful new campus, and an even better staff.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Love reading and studying in the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your schooling seriously.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful college to attend. Staff and administration are very helpful. Huge campus and cool library.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The best future of grossmont College is their library. They have many books on a wide range of topics. Also the group study rooms makes stding with friends very accessible. They also have events that relate with international cultures which is fun and educational

    Food and Dining

    Grossmonts cafeteria is semi-cancer causing. It has the main stream junk food we all are addicted to, all their vegetables are covered in pesticides and their food choices are not vegetarian friendly. I am disgusted that this school can sell such toxic foods to our future.

    Academic Rigor

    Grossmonts academic rigor is not as challenging as many Colleges. One thing grossmont knows is that many students are coming from high school, which means they are not used to hard work. Grammar is not a big deal, engagement is not a must, an most difficult classes allow curves which help out on transcripts but not as a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I can give to prospective students is to not procrastinate on their studies. I have learned that being lazy can destroy your future. Dropping classes and not studying is the best way to get behind in your four year academic journey. Also procrastination has caused me to stay at Grossmont for four years, I could have had a bachelors of science if I was just on task.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is not only a very beautiful motivating campus, it has great free resources and wonderful staff. Teachers at Grossmont are mostly highly intelligent. A disappointment I have learned to live with is that Grossmonts book store does not focus on saving students money, instead they are interested in the highest selling author because it helps give them more money.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every where you look on campus we have security over the past couple of years we have improved not that we did not have any, but grossmont made sure every student was safe and sound.

    Greek Life

    life is good.

    Clubs and Activities

    Just like I mentioned before there's a lot of clubs and sports. Their is so much to offer and then again activities are a great source on staying proactive and educated.

    Great for these types of students

    Grossmont is awesome for students who want to learn, advance there education. Students who are well motivated like my self and have goals in mind will succeed in life and in there career. I always say keep in my a goals; wrote down your needs and wants in life and at the end of the school year go back and check what you have accomplish so far.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not recall any so far, school just started but as soon as I get equipped Ill be more than happy to share.

    Bang for the buck

    just when I though I was lost in grossmont I people around for help and the counselors are amazing they help you based on my interest and needs. The library is a major help for most of the students; most of the time i spend at the library studying and reading for my work.

    What to do for fun

    Grossmont has many sports to offer I know that football and soccer are major sports on grossmont. During highschool I attended football thats something I may consider during the year. Grossmont his big and theres many friends to make, clubs and more.

    Food and Dining

    I work monday thru friday; and I attend school after work. My sister is a great cook she helps out i bring the income she cooks and my mother joins us for dinner. My life may not be perfect but I know that as long as we help each other we will have food to eat. I do not really eat at grossmont college but I heard the services are great.

    Dorm Life

    I actually stay at home with my sister we help each other out. My mother currently does not live with us, but we help each other as a family. As the big brother that I am i need to push my sister on attending college and helping my mother out because she struggles. I would have to say living at home is cheaper and more affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    My current english teacher mrs. Drake has a great personality she makes the classfun and well educated. I knew that grossmont would make me reach my goals by understanding my academic goal and wants. In my academic purpose on attending grossmont it has what I needed rather than being on my previous college where I was going no wear and paying more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dear prospective students, in the near future if you plan on attending grossmont please contact your counselor; get as much information as you need about classes, tuition cost, funds, financial. As a current scholar I attended grossmont information and I received my classes first, i asked question and best of all the help i needed to transfer after certain units.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college is very helpful and unique when it comes to schools. Before Grossmont I attended a school DeVry University but it was just not what I expected. I would rather attended Grossmont get help paying for college; then after 1 year or so transfer to SDSU or USD and become more organize on wear I want to be and what I want to become as my career. I researched other colleges and Grossmont is best in class in teachers and I knew my education is important.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is pretty strict. They constantly have police patrolling the campus some in cars and others on bikes, just constantly watching people. They are very nice as well, they know the campus very well, so if you need help trying to find a particular building they are easy to talk to and are able to help you with whatever you need.

    Greek Life

    My campus is a community college so they don't have any sororities or frat houses on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Even for a Community College I am surprised that they have many activities and programs available for students that are enrolled. They have ROTC, Band, career center programs, and many other programs that you can be affiliated with that are fun, and programs that help you with your major.

    Great for these types of students

    I believe this school is a great place for incoming freshman students who are just now living on there own and trying to learn to be on there own, be responsible, make new friends, and mature in a adult. You learn valuable lessons of asking questions, doing things on your own and just experiencing college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since I just enrolled at the college I am currently not aware of any traditions or locations on the campus. And since it is a community college I don't think they have any traditions

    Bang for the buck

    I have been enjoying Grossmont College allot, and I believe that if you want to go to a beautiful campus, where there are lots of people, sports, and great teachers in the San Diego County I encourage you to go to Grossmont college.

    What to do for fun

    What i do for fun is play volleyball. I am currently on the Grossmont volleyball team. I have been playing volleyball since my freshman year in college and I love it, I am all about sports so that's one things that I love to do, or go workout, or run.

    Food and Dining

    They currently had rebuilt the food center called the Griffin center and it is very nice they have more varieties of food, such as Asian, American, Mexican it is very good and its a great place to relax do some homework or do some reading before your class is about the start.

    Dorm Life

    They don's have dorms on the campus, but they do have apartments very close to the school at the most 5 minutes away. I currently live in them now. they are very nice and peaceful as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic life schedule can be hard depending on your classes and how many hours you are taking. but the key is to not overload, and cram so you don't stress out and find yourself cramming every weekend for a test on Monday. But my scheduale is very good so far i am taking business classes such as macro, health and principals of management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming students that are looking at this school, or who want to enroll, it is a great community college where there are great teachers that help you learn and comprehend all the skills you need to know for your major. They have a great variety of different ethnicity at this school along with very nice people that want to help you get affiliated with the campus.

    In three sentences

    For the few weeks that I have been here I love the campus, it is a beautiful campus along with there beautiful weather, and they have programs for people who want to be affiliated with sports such as volleyball, basketball, track, swimming, football and many others. Some buildings were rebuilt, so the campus looks very new, almost similar to a university.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Pretty good, but a bit pricey if you don't have lots of money. Try and bring your own when you can.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes, they can be very challenging. None of the classes are impossible to pass. Do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to orientation. See your counselor at LEAST once a semester. Always make sure you're on the right track to graduate or transfer.

    In three sentences

    Sometimes it's hard to get into the classes. Small classes mean you get to know your teachers more. I think this is very helpful.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs and active peopel on this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Grossmont college is very large campus with great people and amazing teachers. Thoguh the food is a bit expensive they offer a good variety of fresh foods and hot fppds as well. There is a nice coffee spot for those who crave the caffeine in the morning. and there are several clubs one can join that are also very fun. Grossmont college is also a melting pot of individuals and after coming here you'll not only learn from the teachers but from the very students themselves.

    What to do for fun

    they have a student lounge were you can hang out, watch tv and play video games if you bring your own system, they supply tvs =]

    Food and Dining

    though expensive, its beats having to go out for lunch, they offer a variety of foods from healthy to pizza and hamburgers all made on the spot.

    Dorm Life

    thre are no dorms inside grossmont college so i cant speak about that.

    Academic Rigor

    depens on the teacher you get, so far most of the teachers i have had here have been very great and helpfull.

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to a counselor, they are there to help you. Also, come at least 20 minutes early on your first day of class so you have enough time to check around and get to your class on time, remember your not the only one coming to school so parking might be chaotic.

    In three sentences

    i would rate grossmont college a 4 out of five stars. Although they have great programs here, its hard to sometimes get into a class and can be a challenge especially for those who are nearing completion of there majors. Though they have made several renovations such as a new student hangout and classes, it is much better and a great place to hang out.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    really safety

    What to do for fun

    join some of the clubs are really fun

    Food and Dining

    food is less

    Dorm Life

    they do not have dorm

    Academic Rigor

    nice school

    Tips for prospective students

    food is less, and the library is closed early

    In three sentences

    this is a nice college, the professor is really helpful and great. facilities are pretty new, most of building are remodeled

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Grossmont grill is affordable and great to pick up something to eat in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    Grossmont as all community colleges does not have dorms, but if you are planning on attending, the local area has a great deal of affordable housing for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty of classes will be just as hard as any other community college in San Diego, as these undergrad courses and GE courses are meant to prepare you for a 4 year University. Many of the teachers at Grossmont College are professors that used to teach at SDSU and UCSD.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to Grossmont College, the best place to start would be to set up an education plan if you know what your major will be, or if your still deciding on a major, explore the careers and see if there is something that interests you.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is excellent college located in El Cajon. For someone that uses public transportation the ease of reaching it by bus lines helps a great deal. The campus is well maintained, and the main administrative offices are easily located.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They recently built a new parking structure (last year or so), a 3 story tall parking lot. The students drive through it like it's a race track. The parking spaces at the other end of campus are about 2 inches thinner than a standard slot. This may seem minimal, but you'll understand when you have to suck in everything just to get out your car window on either side. I have multiple door dings on my car to remind me of these times. Theft and violence aren't overly a problem, at least not that I found.

    Bang for the buck

    It's hard for me to rate this any higher, especially since they started making the Grossmont Edition textbooks. They're basically a paperback version of the standard book, but in the 20 bucks you save (off the new price mind you), you get black and white images instead of color. Tuition is standard for southern california.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing really to speak of, though they do have an on campus gym and volley ball set up, so if you are into sports you should be fine.

    Food and Dining

    Drive down the 125 to the next exit about a quarter mile, go to taco bell or any other fast food joint in that shopping center right off the exit, or even bring a meal, the food is extremely expensive on campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Nothing overly hard in any of the classes, but you must be careful on teacher selection, as there are a few teachers who seem to not understand that this is a community college, not MIT.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend check elsewhere, the Grossmont school system (including the Cuyamaca and one other campus) just seem to be all out unhelpful, and the head of the departments don't seem to wish to offer any assistance, same with the counselors.

    In three sentences

    I really wish I could say great things about this school, but with their worry more on the school's physical look than on the classes they offer, I can't do that and maintain a good feeling. On multiple occasions in the last few months I was there I saw multiple teacher layoffs and cancellations of classes, and on the same time frame begin construction of a state of the art cafeteria and addition of several 20 foot tall palm trees (which are not cheap by any means). I wish I were still enrolled, sadly their poor choices left me unable to continue classes, as the classes I required were cancelled for good on the semester I planned to take them.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society! This Society is very recommended for you to join! If you have a GPA of 3.5 and above you will eligible to become part of this club. More info at www.ptk.org

    Clubs and Activities

    I wish there were more clubs on campus! The international club is one of the most fun you can join and meet new people from all over the world!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers here are pretty nice; some of them will be hard graders, some won't, as like any other college. One thing I liked though is they all make it very clear on the first class and on their syllabus what they expect the students to do, if you don't agree you can always drop the class (not recommended at all!)

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very hard to get classes nowadays and I have witnessed many students delaying their expected graduation date because they cannot get the classes they need. Plan your classes and soon as you can and register as soon as possible! Once you get a class at Grossmont DO NOT DROP IT! Even if your schedule is lame, stick with it! It's only gonna be for a semester and you're not gonna risk wasting too much time and money! For the rest teachers are pretty good, you won't have any problem!

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college has an outstanding faculty in all of the departments I had the chance to take classes in. The school is a little old and might need some remodeling but it is a very good environment to study in; luckily the teacher to student ratio is never over 50 so it's never too hard to get the best from the class. Unluckily due to budget cuts they are offering less classes then before.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always present. Be careful with following the parking and driving rules, as they are quick to give a ticket. I've always felt safe while on campus, so relax and enjoy the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many club opportunities as mentioned above. The options are numerous. Many political and fun activities occur at Grossmont College.

    Great for these types of students

    Grossmont a very diverse variety of students. You will be comfortable there, as you will see every type of person. Students seem to be there to get their education, so everyone is welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cafeteria is a great kick back locations with lots of space for students. The track is a great place to both exercise and study. Enroll in an exercise course it helps to deal with the stress of being a student.

    Bang for the buck

    I would suggest you buy your books at Ross book store instead of the Grossmont book store. If your on public transportation, be sure to use your student ID to get your student discount. The pizza is the best thing in the cafeteria, luckily it's also the cheapest.

    What to do for fun

    There are many groups you can sign up to join if interested. Joining in to discussions and activities in class will make your college experience better. Grossmont has events in the quad to attend and that can be fun.

    Food and Dining

    Whew! The cafeteria food is expensive. You would be wise to bring something to eat with you if your on a budget. If your low-income sign up for the EOPS program and they give you meal tickets.

    Dorm Life

    Grossmont College is a junior college.

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself effectively, you will pass the course. There is a site to very if the instructor is hard or easy. Don't over whelm yourself being full time, if you can't handle it just take less units.

    Tips for prospective students

    Acquire a good report with your fellow students and instructors in your class. Be sure not to miss too many days. Don't stress yourself out too badly.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College offers an array of online courses, which makes it convenient for me not having a working vehicle at this time. I have had many sincerely involved instructors who seem to actually care about their students success. The EOPS program at Grossmont College is very helpful to single parents and families on public assistance.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police does a very good job at making sure the campus is safe. In the case of a medical emergency, the nurses are friendly more than glad to help.

    Greek Life

    There are a few active fraternities and sororities associated with Grossmont College, but I hardly noticed any student activity from them.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally didn't experience any of the clubs, but I would always see signs for a whole variety of clubs, such as: cross-country, bowling, and various religious clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are trying to transfer to a university or still trying to decide on a major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just last year, Grossmont College broke the world record for the most signatures on a greeting card!

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for a low price.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of exercise science classes such as: soccer, tennis, volleyball, fencing, dance, weight training, and basketball that end up being a really fun experience. And you get a grade while having fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good! There is the on-campus Griffin Grill which makes really good burritos.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are fairly easy and I learned a lot from them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check deadlines and try to register for classes as early as possible, because classes fill up very quickly. Also, make sure to take your English and/or Math placement test as soon as possible. Because there's a possibility that you may get placed into low level courses and that could extend your time at Grossmont College.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is great for students trying to transfer. The College has a lot of really good teachers. Grossmont also has a very friendly atmosphere.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Playing soccer, joining clubs and excersice.

    Tips for prospective students

    students center and counseling will help you a lot to find what you need.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has a best cafeteria i ever had seen which i will gave it 5 out of 5. it has a counselor which helped me a lot to choice a career i want it. they offer all kind of supplies you want in book store.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With the upgrades and remodels there is more than enough lighting throughout the campus for students attend classes at night. The presence of campus police is very helpful and can be dialed from any class room. They walked me to my car one night so I know they are around and willing to help with anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs that you can join, but what I really like is that if the club does not exist, you have the opportunity and the schools help and resources to create it! As with clubs, there are also dozens of activities that you can participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Fear not! We have a club for just about every language and you can also utilize these clubs for obtaining any information about the school, classes, or social communications.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are all sorts of functions that happen annually! Weather your into theater, poetry or literary works, music or art. A quick visit to the department of your interest will shed light on annual events you may want to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Books are expensive, but if you do your research by utilizing the book store link on the college website then you can plan ahead and find your text books used for a fraction of the price.

    What to do for fun

    There are a multitude of clubs to join. There is always something going on at the school or off campus that may directly or indirectly deal with school. There are also quite a few social resources you can utilize. If you need something to do then just scour the college walls. There are flyer's and posters plaster all over the school.

    Food and Dining

    This can be quite expensive.... my advice is brown bag it!

    Academic Rigor

    Time management is my best advice here. College life for the new high school graduate can pose some uncertainty. The assignments are often found in the syllabus (handed out the first day) and although some instructors will remind students when things are due, the student is ultimately responsible for the work. There are no easy classes and you will have to set aside a lot of time for studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    It would be very beneficial to purchase a catalog to go through so you know exactly what classes are needed. By doing this, you do not waste your time taking classes that are not needed. You should also make an appointment with a counselor to discuss transfer options because the requirements for 4-year universities may require extra classes or alternative classes that are not listed under your major.

    In three sentences

    The Professors whose classes I have taken seem to show a genuine interest in their students successes. The counseling staff has been very informative about my options beyond the junior college level. There are many courses offered at this college.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This school takes the protection of their students very seriously and always have campus police available if someone needs help.

    Greek Life

    Unavailable

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different opportunities to get connected here, and they are for all types of people. By just walking around campus you will see things you can go do and be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to transfer to a 4 year University, but are on a budget, Students who are from different countries, and students who did not do so great in high school and are looking for a fresh start.

    Bang for the buck

    For only $1500 a semester, this is an amazing institution to start off at. The professors here are just as good at San Diego State and other big campuses, and a lot of the time work at different universities as well.

    What to do for fun

    Well since Grossmont is in San Diego, Everyone usually ventures off campus to go to the beach, go hiking, head to downtown San Diego, or just hang out at a park. Its fantastic to be able to live and go to school in the beautiful city.

    Food and Dining

    The Campus just remodeled the student center, so the dining is fantastic. its a great place to hang out and get a bite to eat with your friends between classes.

    Dorm Life

    Unavailable.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff and professors care about you and your learning experience, and do their best to help you in any way that they can. Sometimes it is difficult and the workload can be intense, but they will help you through it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go into this school expecting to learn how to be a college student. This is a great spot to start off your college career with great teachers, and for a very reasonable price.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is a great school to go to when you dont know what your major is going to be and your looking to finish up your general education to transfer to a University. The teachers here really care about your education and help you to do your best so you can go onto the next step of your college life. The sports programs are really great here as well, with teams participating in football, soccer, baseball, volleyball, basketball, and many more.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police officers regularly patrol the campus and parking lots. There have not been any outbursts of irregular behavior in my previous 4 semesters.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club fairs are held regularly in the quad and are a great way to meet new people and become more involved with the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Community college is a great way to save money, although tuition has been raised by 200% since I started attending.

    Food and Dining

    The school has recently built a new food court with various different types of meals ranging from pizza and pasta to salads and subs.

    Academic Rigor

    Varies by teacher and class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on ratemyprofessor and do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college is a great stepping stone for the average motivated student seeking a degree. There are also great trade school programs along with a progressing campus and staff. Like any other school, hard work is the biggest priority when trying to succeed.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Griffin Center, or the main Quad. There is always something going on in a fun atmosphere.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should know that Grossmont is a school where the classes are pretty tough, but worth it. It's not all about socializing, and the teachers are not going to treat any student like a child, they put the full responsibility on the student.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college has a very beautiful campus, and has a wife variety of classes. The classes are definitely college classes, but they are worth it. Every staff member I have met has been nothing but helpful.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here, that is one of the reasons I chose Grossmont!

    Greek Life

    Not that I know of??

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty available!!

    Great for these types of students

    Not the party type, a little shy, and careful with your money!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm still new and a little shy, so I'm still trying to figure this whole college life out, so, nothing that I have noticed.

    Bang for the buck

    For the cost of your two year education, you can not choose a better junior college than Grossmont!!

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or a sport. Volunteer!!

    Food and Dining

    Perfect and small, typical food and prices for a college campus.

    Dorm Life

    No on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    It's up to you, do you want a challenge or not??

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early!!!!!

    In three sentences

    I love going to Grossmont College. It is a small and beautiful campus. I am very happy that I chose to go here prior to transferring to a four year University.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard.

    In three sentences

    Excellent so far

  • 11/12/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Reading,walking,and talking to friends

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the college campus and talk to student in the college.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has a lot of students. It's not easy to finish the registration form for the college. It take time and not easy.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs for people to join that will accommodate anyone's hobbies.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who may be struggling with money or just haven't exactly picked a major and just need some general education done in the mean time.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes can be a bit much as cost wise but the pricing is way better than a university or four year college.

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out in the library or on the computers or even around campus. There are plenty of places to sit and read or something if you want.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is good and has reasonable pricing.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms because it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes have the right amount of rigor for the units that the class are worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get the classes you need not necessarily want and take enough credits which will help you get better registration dates.

    In three sentences

    This college has an older looking campus with some new parts. It has been very well kept and clean. Most the teachers there can help you with anything and are glad to try.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Its nice and quite to study in their Native plants garden.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register on time or make sure to be on the waiting list. Don't feel stress out everything is easy to find and people are very helpful to guide you.

    In three sentences

    I find that both stuff and student are very friendly and kind. They have a nice variety of food in there food court making vegan friendly. It is great that you can always find a computer to use at the library.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never witnessed anything besides maybe a car getting bumped in the parking lot. Other than that the campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities involved with Grossmont College.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from. There are also many events and fun activities around campus all year.

    Great for these types of students

    At Grossmont there are very good health programs. Including nursing, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, and cardiovascular technology.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I wouldn't call them unusual, but the college often displays art in the main quad. I also attended a Dia de Los Muertos celebration put on my the Spanish Club.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is fair with it's cost of classes considering the state and national economy. They allow book rentals which is good, although most of the books I require are not available to rent.

    What to do for fun

    As the president of my Cardiovascular Tech class I enjoy putting together fundraisers. I also like to hike, surf, and when the weather allows I like to snowboard in the mountains.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria makes good food. There are many choices and plenty of them are healthy. I like the fish tacos the best.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus housing at Grossmont College.

    Academic Rigor

    The Cardiovascular Technician Program is challenging, but very interesting. I look forward to going to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay proactive about your plan for college. Take advantage of the counselors to stay on track. Extra curricular activities always look good to perspective employers.

    In three sentences

    The health science programs are well put together. the teachers are patient and knowledgeable. the application process was difficult.

  • 12/03/2012

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

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    Bang for the buck

    I'm really bummed about the counselor situation. Picking classes with guidance is very important to me, on top of that, the counselor I spoke with was very rude and just there for her paycheck. Senseless to pick classes and then after school starts, drop them after seeing her and getting the right classes. Stupid. A** backwards.

    Food and Dining

    It looked pleasant. Haven't eaten any of the food

    Dorm Life

    Don't have any

    Tips for prospective students

    They don't allow new students to been seen by counselors. That's super A** backwards. New students need guidance. That's how they keep students in colleges for years. I want to see a counselor on my choice on classes to take and they told me to wing it until school actually starts.

    In three sentences

    This school has its loose ends

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend students take advantage of their professors' office hours. Also, make appointments with their counselors

    In three sentences

    I personally think it is a very good school. The campus is very easy to make your way around and all the professors are always helpful. Also, all the students are very kind and friendly.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is excellent because everyone feels comfortable and right at home being at Grossmont with out having any worries.

    Clubs and Activities

    Grossmont College will not let down students when it comes to finding or being apart of a club. that's for sure and you can even take the time to create your own club which can make it even more better for not only yourself but also for other students to enjoy as well.

    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs at Grossmont College because there are over at least 40 different clubs that will fit each students interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best and always keep heading for the best.

    In three sentences

    I love how Grossmont College has a lot of different programs that can fit to any kind of students needs or wants. I do believe that there is a place for everyone there and they will also like what they would be apart of at their stay of Grossmont College.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have campus police that are there during all school hours. They also have a hotline on campus that you can call if your in need of any assistance.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have too many clubs to count, but if you want any info on any clubs or want to start your own, just go to the griffin center and they will help you.

    What to do for fun

    They have a bunch of clubs and activities on campus so check them out in the Griffin Center.

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive and there isnt a lot to choose from. But the have a great coffee shop on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are afraid of getting a bad teacher, check out ratemyprofessor.com. Its a great website that really helped me when I picked out my classes. Also, make friends with the people in your classes. You are all their to learn and you can help and support eachother along the way.

    In three sentences

    So far, I really enjoy going to school here. Most of the teachers are passionate about what they teach so it makes it more fun to learn.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something going on in the quad area, people selling food, jewelry, and sometimes there are presentations.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the cafeteria - there's comfy booths, gaming, music...Stroll the campus because it's very green. Read in the library, join a club.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh fruit, coffee, burritos - they have everything and it's very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, but very nice housing near by.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class is different, every teacher has their own way of teaching, but the key is to know how to adjust and just go with the flow!

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions to anybody! Everyone greets you with a smile and tries their best to help. Don't give give up when you can't get into classes, keep attending the ones you crash. Lastly, try something new - German, Piano; the options are endless.

    In three sentences

    This is a beautiful first impression of college for an aspiring veterinarian from a small town such as myself. It has a professional, yet welcoming appearance. Diversity and acceptance is also rich.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is very good, with making sure all coeds are getting to their cars and bus stations safety after night classes are dismissed.

    Greek Life

    None

    What to do for fun

    The school is constantly holding video game contest for the students who are avid gamers.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty basic, I personally don't eat school food. But there are some comfortable place right on campus to sit and chow down.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    The school holds itself on high standards, but the those standards are constantly being challenged because the degrees are becoming less desirable and less effective.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is good variety of professors to choose from in the Arts department. The library is generally pretty accommodating during finals week for study groups.

    In three sentences

    The class availability is getting worse. The class sizes are too big. The Media Communications is consistently being taken advantage of.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    International, 2 year degree, 4 year degree, and transfer students.

    What to do for fun

    There is many groups, activities, and sports which you can involve such as international group, Japanese group, badminton team, tennis team,etc. Each groups has their own activities, but it is very fun. You can also learn so much through the activities. Moreover, it is great to meet new people and make friends who have same interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think Grossmont College is a very good start for students who are considering to transfer or getting a bachelor because the good environment makes it seems a great place to learn and experience new things.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is a great community college where I learn a lots and have many chance to meet many friends. I also like the friendly environment. The school is kind of small, but I feel very safe here and it is like my second home.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If there's one thing about the school, it's their safety. The school provides many rules and regulations for students to follow.

    Clubs and Activities

    Grossmont provides a variety of clubs for example - the Triathlon club, the international club, and the Japanese club. It is a great way to get students active and a great way to get to know their school community.

    What to do for fun

    The school hosts many different type of events such as career fairs and tournaments.

    Food and Dining

    Grossmont college has a student center called the Griffin center and many students love going there. The food is very delicious and the atmosphere is enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is a friendly and safe environment. The atmosphere is just amazing and the people there are nice and of course friendly. The professors are organized, prepared, and are dedicated to helping each student. Grossmont is the best decision for getting started fro college.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    San Diego is in no shortage of fun things to do. It is a fairly big city with something for everyone. You have the beach, the mountains, hanging out downtown, and everything in between. If you love sports we have that too, with a new baseball stadium and a classic football stadium.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Grossmont is very good, they have a few little places where you can pick up some breakfast, lunch or even dinner for that matter. Not to mention the fact that they have many vending machines for drinks and snacks if your hungry or thirsty and running a little late for class.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on the schools campus, but there are many options available to people who would like to live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your level of study. Most of the professors are very good at knowing the limits of their students. They will challenge you, but at the same time never push over you limits.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school to get your feet wet, try new things, while you are deciding what you would like to pursue for your major. Take a deep breath, relax, and just have a good time. The school is very easy going, as long as you have the desire to go to college they are happy to help.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has a great atmosphere, the people are very welcoming. The school itself is just the right size for me, not to big and not to small. If you are looking to learn a lot while having professors that will always be there for you than Grossmont is the College for you.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of student clubs and sports to become involved with. Just check out the Grossmont College website for more info.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking can be tricky, so be sure to arrive early to find a parking space.

    In three sentences

    Convenient location. Beautiful Campus. Diverse and accepting student body.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get to school early if you want to find parking

    In three sentences

    This college is beautiful. The teachers are great and the classes are fun, but parking is difficult. Overall, I would give the school an 8.7/10.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    still a little expensive

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    when you enroll make sure college is what you really want to do.

    In three sentences

    This school has excellent teachers who have a passion for what they do. The services offered from the school help out tremendously

  • 01/21/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    For fun you might want to join a sport, academic group or after classes program. Also you may always go to the library and read interesting books, or use their computers. Over all the students make it fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, same as any other college, has both healthy and well fattening food but simply delicious.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at this campus is really high they challenge u at your best so its a must to give it your all. Its great that it is set real high, so u don't slack off and reach your goals at your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    I really recommend this school, don't be afraid to ask questions as the staff is really helpful, guarantee a good experience from this school. Well, that's what i picked up from just setting foot inside the campus, and from my experience. cant wait to start and meet my teachers and fellow classmates.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College a well organized, helpful College. The staff is kind, and direct you through the steps needed to enroll, and pick your classes, including the students, its as if everyone is family. The campus is always clean, bathrooms, classrooms, everything is nice, 10 out of 10 rating.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I always encourage community college before going to a university to complete all general education requirements. It saves more money and allows the student more freedom to complete classes without the stress.

    Food and Dining

    The food is improving, however it is extremely expensive and I suggest bringing food to avoid the costs of food on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors that I have taken classes from all have a really well thought out syllabus. If the student attends class regularly and takes notes, they will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for the semester and after application, walk around the campus to familiarize themselves with the campus because the buildings are confusing. Talk with many different counselors because they all have different perspectives and suggestions for transferring or completing a degree. If the student can avoid parking, do so at all costs.

    In three sentences

    The academic services I have received have been exceptional. Most professors also teach at renowned colleges or universities. The only inconvenience about the school is the counseling department, I hope that it improves with more educated counselors.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is 24/7 security from 7 am to 11 pm.

    Greek Life

    I don't think we have sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus has many clubs. They are all great.

    Great for these types of students

    It depends on the student but there are all kind of things for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Campus has events to celebrate great people in history that have never been acknowledged in history books. Also Banned books Celebration.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth it! An amazing education for little cash.

    What to do for fun

    The Griffin Center has Game consoles, there's the Tech Mall, and around lunchtime there's usually an event with music and food, many athletic events and drama club events among other club events.

    Food and Dining

    The Griffin Center is the place to be. Many tables, couches, chairs and amazing food. From vegetarian food, to Mexican food or pizza its all there and there are a few coffee shops in campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a great school. I learn a lot everyday. It's a bit hard but not impossible to pass the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take is slow, one assignment or test at a time. Befriend the proffessors and never be late.

    In three sentences

    The school has really amazing professors. The campus is wonderful. The classes are perfect.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is really safe and the Campus police are reliable. I have yet to have an incident since going here, and I have been here for three years now

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs it is hard to choose which ones you would like to join; and if you don't like the ones listed you can easily create your own. Plus the college helps fund and give supplies if needed. There is always actives in the quad in front of the library at least once or twice a week. Whether a BBQ by a club or mini concerts. There is always something to enjoy

    What to do for fun

    There are many sports you can join. There are clubs and of course student counsel. About 10min both Southeast and Southwest away there are shopping malls and a movie theater, as well as other eateries.

    Food and Dining

    There are different types of food now since they re-did the cafeteria or the Griffin Grill. The mexican food, pizza's and salads are so good; they are simply hard to resist. The areas around are comfortable for sitting, and the food service is fast.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms seeing how it is a Junior Community College.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy some are really tough. The math, sciences and Economic classes are tough but that is because most of the teachers also teach at UCSD or SDSU. The Foreign Language classes are amazing cause they are people who the language is their native tongue or they have lived in a country where the language is spoken so a certain amount of years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend orientation and meet with your counselor, these both will help tremendously. Become familiar with where the Admissions and Record's office, bookstore, library, cashier's office, Financial Aid office and the Counselor's office is for you will be there a lot; better yet save their numbers on your phone. Also go to the same person ( in the Counselor's office or Financial Aid office) that way things will be easier, so I suggest you make an appointment

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. There are so many clubs, sports and classes that will catch your interest, that it is hard not to want to be involved with the school. The professors, staff, faculty and students are very friendly and extremely helpful; plus the campus is easy to navigate

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safety. Police officers are all around the campus. Since I attended this college, I never heard any terrifying stories happened here like those I hear in other colleges. Any unusual things happen you get notify through your personal phone right away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many kind of clubs and activities that you might get interested in such as music club, dance club, theater club, sport club, and team of students club. Also, there are activities that you can participated in such as honor society, math tutor, English tutor, and many other activities.

    What to do for fun

    In order to have fun, you have first to create a friendship and have friends because there are beautiful places on campus where you can sit with your friends and have fun. Also, dance club is one of the funniest club, theater club and jazz club.

    Food and Dining

    This campus have the best food. They offer many kind of foods such as Mexican food, American food, Italian food, and Chinese food. They offer breakfast and dinner. The dining place is the best part because it is a large area where you can sit and enjoy your lunch and have fun with your friends.

    Dorm Life

    You can see many different type of people, different tradtions, cultures, languages, and personalities. The campus is full of life and freedom. You can enjoy your day there even if you had a hard time with your classes because you always will find a way there that will help you to success.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is very important. Grossmont college is very careful with the academic because it wants its students to be successful and have as many opportunities as they can to reach their goal and success their career. They offer many services and programs for students to help them out with anything that might have problem with. They try to keep tract with everything the student might need, so they can offer what is good for students and what will help them to reach their goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for those students who are planing to attend college are be motivated, have time management, be initiative, do your work, and do not every procrastinate in your career. Always work hard and fight for your future because if you feel weak, it will be hard for you to continue.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college is a college where you will be an educated person full of knowlege and ready to start your career. It offers many opportunity for students to be successful in reaching their goals. It gives what is best for students to keep them up with their careers and never give up, but rather fight what your are planing for.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    You'll be transferring to a 4 year university that is ranked highly and want to complete your general education at a reasonable cost.

    What to do for fun

    The most fun available here are the various clubs around campus. Aside from that it's all work and no play.

    Food and Dining

    Their newly built cafeteria is a convenient and mildly inexpensive place to get food. The food itself is above most general cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    They do not offer any dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    Their science courses should be taken seriously as they hold their students to a high standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not your normal community college. It's definitely a step above others around san diego county and should find it more challenging.

    In three sentences

    Affordable, challenging and does more than enough to prepare you to transfer to a 4 year university. Thanks to recent grants by California and the city it has some great new buildings and equipment making it a great place to be.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for the student that does not want to go to the huge University right after high school. And it;s great for older students that are going back to school later in life.

    What to do for fun

    The school has great dance classes and a competitive football team.

    Tips for prospective students

    Grossmont college is located off the freeway for easy access. The staff and students are friendly. The classes are very competitive.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college is diverse and makes me feel very comfortable. Their teachers are qualified and very interested in us- the students. Grossmont College is competitive in education.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The griffin center is a great edition to Grossmont. For days where I am at school all day long, this makes it convenient to eat and study.

    Dorm Life

    There is not dorms at school.

    Academic Rigor

    From my experience, many of the classes are challenging. No one is going to hold your hand, you have to actually read the material and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask for help, I have never met any staff that isn't helpful. Use your resources such as the tutoring center which is completely free! You can never study enough!

    In three sentences

    Most teachers here really care about you and your education. There is no such thing as an easy class, and many of the classes I have taken are challenging but interesting. The newly added Griffin center makes it convenient for students to eat and study at the same time.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    never seen any problems in terms of safety

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can imagine it, it's there. Lots of activity on the student side.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The music department room always has something going on. Lots of great musicians doing their thing.

    Bang for the buck

    great professors. That's all I have to say.

    What to do for fun

    The music department is very involved on campus. There are concerts and all sorts of activities, on top of the general 'hanging out'

    Food and Dining

    Everything is made by students in the culinary arts department, it's a wonderful experience

    Academic Rigor

    It's not being buried under piles of work, but it is enough to feed your mind, and to retain the information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your courses are planned out, if you do that, youll be in, out, and going to the four year you want to.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college is a wondeful school; a diamond in the dirt. The music program is incredible, and has great professors and a great budget, given our economy. The professors here are very helpful, and give a lot of extra time, definitely worth the money.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the student center, computer lab and many other things but those are the things i enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and keep up in your classes. Its pretty fast pace here.

    In three sentences

    This is a very good school. I enjoy my days here and all the teachers and office administrators are extremely helpful. I never have a bad day.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police always around and multiple exercise science faculty and sport coaches who are well trained to help for any occasion that may occur.

    Greek Life

    None here at Grossmont College.

    Great for these types of students

    Who love lots of sun, great weather all year round, friendly students, who want to save money before going on to a university and want to have well maintained campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Only thing unusual is that it is placed relatively high up so it can get a little windy here once in a while, but overall it usually has unparalleled weather.

    Bang for the buck

    You really get to save money by attending a community college meanwhile getting to see a beautiful campus with great weather in the to die for city of San Diego.

    What to do for fun

    At the student center students can play games upstairs, relax in the lounging, go over to the piano rooms in the music department or join various clubs to stay integrated with the school and the many other students.

    Food and Dining

    They just built a new student center with a food court and I must say the food here is pretty good and well priced as well.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms offered for Grossmont College since it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Grossmont may be a community college, but many of my professors held doctoral degrees making them very credible and knowledgeable in their respective fields. From this the teachers were still reasonable about classes, yet you always run into one or two teachers who make class more challenging than usual.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend talking to counselors often and way before you start you schooling so that you can map out a plan for you time here at Grossmont so that you can finish on time, graduate and be on your way to transferring.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is an amazing school for being a community college. It has z beautiful campus, friendly people and very helpful professors. Overall, I would recommend Grossmont College to people who want to experience the great diversity and weather of California meanwhile saving money up before possibly transferring on to a university.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Kind of expensive, but affordable for most people. Not bad tasting.

    Tips for prospective students

    The weather gets hot.

    In three sentences

    The staff is great. Campus is nice. I love it here.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are cops all patrolling at campus. It is just beautiful. Everyone is friendly and I have never seen any trouble in there.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody is welcomed. We do have also international students here.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is really recommended for those who want to learn and achieve their goals.

    What to do for fun

    I usually go to library to do my homework.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is a best place to have food and hangout with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers that I had were strict, and that is good. It is because we learn best and that how it is supposed to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    From my point of view, studying in the Grossmont College is an opportunity for students. We study variety of subjects. In other words, it is really recommended to go to a community college and then transfer to a university. It is because there are many things that students are thought and they will be well prepared.

    In three sentences

    This is a very excellent campus that I have been student in. I really like the teachers, staff, and campus with its beautiful view.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I applied for financial aid here and I ended up qualifying for the bog waver. This made it so I did not have to pay for my classes.

    Food and Dining

    Here in Grossmont we have a nice dining area where you can sit and talk with friends while you eat your food. The food they sell at Grossmont is great and its not all that expensive either.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college there will be easy classes, hard classes, and harder classes.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Draw

    In three sentences

    Great school to start Saves you money wonderful environment

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is many clubs you can join and associations .

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright its not the best but its pretty good food

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started my classes yet.

    In three sentences

    This school has a lot of new thing to do. Very welcoming school for incoming freshmen.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Really great, except for the parking structure which has had some muggings and molestation in the past, please be careful walking to your car at night.

    Greek Life

    There aren't any sororities or anything like that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There aren't MANY clubs, but the few that are there are fun and close nit groups of friends. The LGBTQ club is really great.

    Great for these types of students

    Flexible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any that I'm aware of, but it's always fun to watch the new students get visibly lost on the first day of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap tuition and really great classes with new chairs, projectors, and a parking structure. Even a parking pass is cheap (25 dollars a semester).

    What to do for fun

    A few clubs are there for enjoyment, but the best thing to do after a day of classes is to head down to the Parkway Bowl in El Cajon, like barely a 5 minute drive from campus, where you can shoot billiards or bowl and get some of the stress off with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The student center was recently rebuilt and the fresh food choices are great and come in a large variety, from pre-made cold sandwiches and salads to on the spot made breakfast burritos at affordable prices.

    Dorm Life

    This college does not have dorms, but cheap living and shared rooms are easy to find near campus, lots of apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Because tuition is so cheap, it is easy to sign up for more than you can handle. Make sure you have enough time set aside for the work load you end up signing up for.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you drive, come early enough to look for parking among a horde of students. Make sure that when you apply you also register a date for taking the placement tests.

    In three sentences

    The tuition for locals is really cheap. While the staff in the office can be a bit unorganized and frustrating, they are working on improving it. The instructors for the Language Arts are really great and down to Earth.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    great for people who like interacting in a diverse environment.

    What to do for fun

    sports and just interact with people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your studies and embrace extracurricular activities.

    In three sentences

    The staff is very helpful and the campus is nice. Lots of resources for studying and tutoring help. The only issue is the parking, its hard to find a spot.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The classes are great. The professors truly care and know exactly what they are talking about. It is definitely a place to get a start to a good solid education.

    What to do for fun

    There's all kinds of sports and clubs to join including: football, track, speech and debate, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The Griffin Center has a few options that are pretty good, but there's nothing spectacular around. The coffee shops around campus are great though.

    Academic Rigor

    Most people are pretty focused on getting what they need done in order to complete their degree plan or transfer. It is a good atmosphere to be around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its not a big campus, but scope it out prior to when the semester starts because the buildings look pretty similar. Check out the griffin center, library, and the coffee places around school. They are very convenient so get the most out of them!

    In three sentences

    Grossmont has a nice, clean campus. Most class sizes are about 50 students, perfect for individual attention. The teachers care about their students.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything that is on any other campus nationwide!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different resturants surrounding the campus, and they range from inexpensive to expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Ive never lived in the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very interactive and very interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be to just keep focused and try to get involved with as many programs that you can!

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is in my opinion a very good community college. The teachers there are willing to help you with your studies,and if you don't understand the subject they take time out of their day to make sure you learn it. No matter if you are doing online or on campus classes the instructors will do what they can to make sure you get the most out of their class!

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, hangout in the quads, eat food

    Food and Dining

    Good food!

    Academic Rigor

    Good academics, best cc in San Diego!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you talk to counselors about transferring and what classes to take, schedule an appointment with them.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is a safe and friendly environment. Teachers here really care for the students, and attention to each student is granted. Also, the coffee is great, and well needed!

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe. The police always have a presence in the parking lots and on campus, so rarely does anybody try to do something that would be harmful to others.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 30 clubs and activities to become involved with. If you decide you want to make a club of your own, Grossmont allows you to do so as long as you follow certain requirements.

    Bang for the buck

    Grossmont College is a great way to receive a good education for a relatively cheap price.

    What to do for fun

    What is there not to do for fun?! Someone can join a club or group, cheer on sports teams, join a sports team, join the drama team, take art or dance classes, and so much more! Or if you and some friends would like to do something off campus, there are trails to hike, restaurants to try, malls to shop at, the beach to enjoy, and plenty of towns and places to explore!

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria building is pretty new, so it is quite clean and nice. The seating is expansive and includes some tables and seats outside. There are several different stations in the cafeteria where one can receive a fresh meal ranging from Italian food to hamburgers to personalized salads and sandwiches. There are also snacks and drinks for sale in the bookstore, and coffee stands and vending machines are dispersed throughout the campus. The food is slightly on the expensive side, so if one would want to get something for a little cheaper, he or she can go just down the road where there are grocery stores, fast food chains, and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms. The students and professors commute.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at this school want you to succeed. They are thorough and accurate when teaching, and the classes are challenging and interesting. There is a variety of classes that are geared toward a long list of specific majors, but there are also many extra-curricular activities and classes to help broaden one's understanding and make college life more enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to contact the schools you want to transfer to so that you know exactly what requirements are needed to get into their program. Grossmont counselors are helpful when it comes to figuring out the general education units needed to transfer into Universities of California or California State Universities, but in the end it's up to the student to know what classes he/she needs to move toward his/her next steps in education.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is a fun, interactive community college in the beautiful San Diego County, California. They make your learning experience affordable and as hassle free as possible. One of their goals is to help you to achieve your career goals by getting a certificate/degree or transferring to a four year university or college.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Grossmont has multiple places for students to stop by and get a snack or meal.

    Dorm Life

    Grossmont does not offer dorms for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough but most of the teachers are great and knowledgeable and able to help you through it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you speak with a counselor about your plans for graduating and what you want to major in so that they can help you choose the right classes. Also for your first semester try not to take too many credits because the transition from high school work to college can be a little overwhelming. If you're not a morning person do NOT take 8am classes, trust me.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is a great place for students who aren't entirely sure of the career plan they are interested in yet or for those of you who are trying to save money while obtaining your college education. Grossmont's staff and teachers are all dedicated to helping you achieve your goals in advancing to a university. Grossmont allows you to get the same education as an expensive four year university for a fraction of the cost.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is a very clean, welcoming school with all different types of people. The teachers are very helpful. The drive isn't bad either.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Nursing Art

    What to do for fun

    ART!!

    Food and Dining

    New dining area

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont miss any class the first couple of weeks Teachers almost always take role excellent jewelry and ceramic program

    In three sentences

    Overall a good campus with informative teachers. Classes are fairly easy and fun.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are little rooms in the halls and other students play music, talking and meet new people. Most students use this as a opportunity to bond with each other.

    Food and Dining

    They have nice snacks. I however only have a few classes so I don't eat a lot at school. Yes I eat at home.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently living with my Aunt/Guardian Lashay Reynolds who has been paying for every single expense I've had in life.

    Academic Rigor

    Maintain your grade are a definite must, I know for myself i graduated high school with a 3.5 G.P.A so I'm not only trying to maintain that standard, but achieve higher and perform more effectively.

    Tips for prospective students

    As student we want to go into college thinking we know everything and we really have to sit back and have receive the help given. Read every single piece of information given to you, especially the online information. Overall making sure you stay organized is key to success to me. Paying for class, and having all materials for class is a ready to learn student.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont has provide me with complete support all the way. Although the service in the main office is full sometimes its okay, because all offices are busy.Currently I'm dealing with a serious case with financial Aid and they are more than helpful and have been guiding me towards the right direction. 1 out of 10 I give Grossmont an 7, since I want to focus more on my ability to dance.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The culinary Arts program and Drama Department put on a dinner and a show every Thursday during the semester. It is lots of fun and where else can you get a 5 course fine dining meal and to see a play for $24.00.

    Food and Dining

    Griffin Gate provides a variety of food choices. The food is always great but there is a problem with long lines during the lunch rush. They have reasonable prices.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for Grossmont College.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a fairly laid back campus but you are held to a higher academic standard than most junior colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive for class early especially during the first week because parking can be a hassle.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has a pleasant and inviting environment. It has state of the art equipment and the teachers are well educated and always willing to help.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a great study area in the library that can be used to study comfortably in-between classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many resources available to help you succeed in your classes that can be used to your advantage.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College has excellent resources to help students learn outside of the classroom, such as free tutoring on campus. The campus is really clean and conveniently has many restroom facilities throughout. Also, the professors are very interested in students' success.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is policed and during the day there isn't much worry for safety of that kind but if you are taking night classes you can actually request that a campus police officer meet you outside your class when it's over and walk you to your car or the transit station located on campus and wait for you to be safe before leaving you alone. This makes women like me feel very secure and will help others parents sleep a little easier for sure.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life in a community college setting other than honors society's which fall under different rules.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an extensive list of student clubs and services but they can be a little hard to come by. Student government meets in the mornings and if you have a class then you can go and if you can't go you can't be in student government which is extremely disappointing. Other clubs are hard to find information on and the website's list is outdated and missing current updates. Plus there isn't a club fair and it it sometimes hard to work up the nerve to show up somewhere you are unfamiliar. The advisers of each club have a email or phone number listed though so feel free to contact them for more information and to make yourself more comfortable with going. There could definitely be some more clubs on campus though as most of the ones currently are either major/career based or language/ethnicity based and if you don't fall into those categories you may feel stranded.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, it is great for a lot of types of students because it is so diverse. From just out of high school students this is a great way to save money as well as feel safe getting your feet wet in a college setting because it is definitely an adjustment. For people returning to school, the college is extremely welcoming to it and most students actually love having more experienced people in their classes because it makes for more diverse discussion- do be aware of a generation gap though. For students who need to work the college has late classes most evenings and early classes more mornings as well as Saturday classes. And for people who are afraid of college and it's harshness starting here is great because some of the courses will be easier and the tutoring center is a free open service with people who actually want to help- specifically math courses are known to be easier in a community college setting. Basically- this school is for anyone, you just have to find your niche.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There isn't anything especially unusual that I have found at least not yet. The Tech Mall or computer room is pretty grand and has a lot of space for students to study or work on the computer. The griffin center has the cafeteria and cafe inside as well as the career center and health services and other services as well as various seating areas to study or hang out or read. There are grassy tree lined area to lay down in and enjoy the California sun and there is a small native plant garden near the science buildings that is a fun little place to walk through and it smells very pretty when everything is in bloom.

    Bang for the buck

    I wish I could say 5 stars because truly this is an incredible way to get higher education done without needing to sell a kidney but the fees per unit keep increasing and it makes it more and more difficult to consider it a great deal even though in the long run it will be vastly less expensive than 4 years at a university. Currently (Spring 2014), unit fees are $47 each which means a normal 3 unit course is $141 for one class and some courses are 5 units. The BOG fee waiver is an excellent thing to look into to help in cutting those fees and it only takes 10 to fill out if that. Plus the cost of books- for 1 semester of 4 classes I paid over $800 in books. I suggest checking online for used books for cheaper prices if possible and using the bookstore as a last resort- you can rent books but some students can't stand it and some love it so be warned. You can also use a book from the library but if someone else has it then you are in danger and used books in the bookstore are still more expensive than you can find online if you really look. Overall though it beats paying thousands of dollars for a 4 year when I can get at least 2 years of schooling done here for a fraction of the cost.

    What to do for fun

    By way of nearby things there are parks and hiking trails, a few shopping malls right off the freeway and of course the beach a freeway drive away. On campus there are many campus organizations to get involved in including diversity groups, student government, language groups, and major or career based clubs. The campus is large and mostly renovated now, including many grassy area to curl up and read a book or listen to music if that is more your thing.

    Food and Dining

    The Griffin Hall is the cafeteria of sorts. Their are 4 choices of food all of it fairly health conscious. Some serve breakfast and lunch while others only open at lunchtime. Their is also a cafe area that serves drinks and small snacks as well as coffee including specialty drinks and baked goods- including the best blueberry muffin I have ever eaten in my life. The choices in the dining hall include pizza & pasta, sandwiches and salads both personal and pre-made, Mexican food, and basic all american like hamburgers and fries. Their are many options for drinks in the refrigerated sections as well. Overall- food can be kind of expensive here but it does all go back to the college and some of the workers are work study students so it all goes back where it should but if you are on a budget I would suggest bringing your own food. There is a microwave in the hall that anyone can use to warm up their own food and seating is vast and versatile. There are snack machines and coca cola machines around campus too.

    Dorm Life

    Since this is a community college- there are no dorms. However, there is a student housing board and webpage for students and other people to post rooms for rent, people searching for a roommate or apartment, people living in the houses nearby that have a granny flat, etc. So that is one helpful place to go if you are searching for a place to live near campus but on-campus housing is not a thing and majority of the students still live at home- as is with most community colleges and their students.

    Academic Rigor

    This truly depends on your professor and your subject matter. Some professors are extremely strict and everything must be done just so or there is no hope of passing the class. Others are very easy going and it can be an easy A for some. This is the same for subject, certain classes Biology especially can be incredibly difficult no matter your intelligence or major- it is simply a difficult class. Be aware that any class is as easy as you make it for yourself. This isn't high school and just because it is community college doesn't mean it it's easy. You have to put in the work to get the result. If a course is hard- study, use the tutoring center which is free, go to your professors office hours- they are mandated to have them by law- they would probably really appreciate you coming in for assistance. The harder you try the more you will succeed- it's that simple.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the services offered- the career center is especially helpful in finding a major if you're undecided and also posts jobs. The health services will help with if you are sick or injured and need assistance or need to see a nurse for something as simple as a band-aid. Please, please, please go see a counselor. You can choose who you see so you can find the best fit for your needs and they can help you with picking classes you need to get your units out of the way for transfer and they can assure you of your goals and keep you on track as well as help you with other services the college offers and they are a great resource of knowledge and support. Financial Aid Advisers are given by last name and they have all the details on eligibility for aid- federal or otherwise and even outside of the office there are multitudes of scholarship entry papers to choose from in your free time.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is a diverse community of students and educators striving towards their goals together. The college offers an extensive list of student services so that everyone can go after their dreams successfully. The students have set up over 30 organizations ranging from volunteer work, major clubs, interests clubs and student government that makes sure each person can find a place for themselves.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards around. I take some night classes, and as a girl walking around it can be kind of scary. It's very lit up at night however and there's always many people around.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Although I do not participate in any clubs, there are plenty of clubs around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Grossmont is good for students who are looking to transfer to a four year university, and are more focused on their academic career than their social lives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of! However, a location I love is in the health building, there is a patio underneath with plenty of beautiful plants and chairs and tables to do school work!

    Bang for the buck

    $48 dollars a unit. You will get more for your money.

    What to do for fun

    While Grossmont is considered east county, the draws to the San Diego beaches are still close-by if you attend here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, just a little expensive.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Grossmont.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want tough classes, you can get them. I would say that out of all the community college's San Diego offers, Grossmont is the most geared towards getting you prepared to transfer to a four year school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Grossmont is a good school, especially if you want to transfer somewhere after two (or three) years. However, keep in mind that as a commuter school, there is generally not as much on campus life as there would be at a four year university.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is one of the superior community colleges in San Diego. At Grossmont, the teachers are very helpful and the amount of resources available is impressive. Everyone is focused and it is an overall extremely academic environment.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    For students who would like to save money.

    What to do for fun

    Personally since it is an open campus with such nice weather my friends and I go outside enjoy the fresh air.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is actually quite delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Still living with the parents! Which allows me to save my money.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone is different. School has never been that difficult for me but I see others struggle and the professors do a great job in order to help the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Highly recommend coming here in order for you to get your general education done and transfer into a University.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college has a beautiful campus. Not only is it a beautiful campus it is very diverse as well. Plus the opportunities here are endless.

  • 03/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always a lot of plays going on, so I recommend buying a ticket to the current show. Since we are not that far from the beach, I recommend going there especially to relax.

    Food and Dining

    The food is definitely a lot better than it was when I was a freshman, but it is still not that great. I do not eat there unless I have to. I would rather drive to a fast food place too because the prices are extremely high and are not reasonable for college students.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for Grossmont.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the Mathematics classes and Science classes at Grossmont can be very difficult, especially if you are in the nursing program. It can be super competitive, so try to stay focused. As for the Business program, a lot of the classes will be really similar so you are not really challenged in those classes, especially if you retain information easily. The Culinary program is amazing! The two main Chefs are extraordinarily talented and can help people find jobs in the industry. They are very knowledgeable, so do not be afraid to ask them questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure of what to do, always go talk to a counselor. They can help you with figuring out what is the right path for you. I have talk to them several times and it helps to have someone there for you. Also, if you do not know what career is right for you, I recommend trying different types of classes until you find something you love. Do not forget to ask for tutoring if you are having trouble in class. The teachers do want to help you.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is a great college for those who want to experience diversity. It also is a good school if you are still trying to figure out where to go in life. They have science classes to art classes to administration of justice classes.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Decent variety, not too many healthy options and they tend to be more expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Being a community college there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more difficult than others, but you will get out of the classes what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a professor that you like and vibe with and use them as a resource for you college career! Go to office hours if you need help, or talk to the professors before or after classes, and use the free tutoring!

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is a good transition college from high school to the four year institute. Professors know a lot about transferring with certain major choices, but counselors do not seem to know as much. Admissions and records are very on top of their game and solve things in a timely manner.

  • 05/14/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very nice security people

    Clubs and Activities

    joining the Softball team

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are well worth it

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs or sports

    Food and Dining

    Students say the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Living at a house

    Academic Rigor

    Getting my AS degree

    In three sentences

    Grossmont college looks like a very nice campus and the students look nice. I feel like I'm going to join right in to this college.

  • 05/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Biology Learning Center (BLC) has a huge variety of anatomy models for independent studying, as well as highly knowledgeable tutors.

    Bang for the buck

    Grossmost is a great school at a decent price.

    Academic Rigor

    The science prerequisite course for the Allied Health Programs are extremely challenging. Be prepared to put in 40 plus hours a week if you want to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with a councilor and financial aid adviser early on, and make an academic plan. Don't take necessary units if you want financial aid.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is a great school with teachers are invested in their students success. The Biology Department is one of the best in San Diego, and they work each year to improve the resources available to students. I love this school, and highly recommend it to anyone interested in looking for a quality community college.

  • 05/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Dance department is amazing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I was held up in the dance department for years, they have an amazing show every semester.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a resident so this has helped me tremendously.

    What to do for fun

    Hike, Beach, Pools, Nightlife, San Diego has everything.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college, but you are in Easy County and the rent is cheaper than most of SD

    Academic Rigor

    Some of These professors teach at the universities in San Diego, and the challenge comes with that. But some are not college level at all

    Tips for prospective students

    Do any class that interests you, you might not realize that you should be a dancer rather than a business major, or a biologist rather than a communication major.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is a community college in San Diego, California and it has really become a home to me. I have been to every single other college campus in San Diego and always find myself back at Grossmont. Where some universities are amazing, such as USD UCSD, Grossmont holds its own in teachers, programs, guidance and appearance.

  • 05/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Grossmont College has a nice cafe for eating, but I've never eaten there.

    Dorm Life

    I am not aware they have on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    This college is not extremely tough, but they build a good foundation for future learning success!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with things you apply for. Application and paperwork seem to get lost easily!

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College is a stepping stone to complete a bachelors degree. They have a nice campus with many academic opportunities that transfer well to local 4 year colleges. The college is also much cheaper than a university!

  • 10/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's a community college.

    Food and Dining

    There are cheaper places off-campus but only if you can get to them in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life here. You live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your classes, you may have a lot of work for that class or not a lot. It depends on the course and your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be computer-savvy enough to register for classes and get matriculated online. It is one of the most important things about the school when you just start.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont can help students achieve their goals of getting an associate's, a certificate, or help with transferring to other colleges. Grossmont has diverse fields of study and you'll find many different types of classes that can suit your needs. The school also helps its students with their many programs, such as the counseling center, transfer center, employment center, and others.

  • 10/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Everyday Grossmont College posts on a board fun stuff to do around its campus. There are hundreds of fun things to do such as learning a new language, learning how to play an instrument, sports, art,...etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dinning is very clean and delicious. They offer a variety of food options for students to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Grossmont College does not really offer dormitories to its students. Most community colleges don't offer the dorm life some students seek for.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors have the educational background to teach and pass down their knowledge to their students. Professors stay on point and answer question accordingly and with deep knowledge. Examples are given to facilitate their teaching. Their methods may be confusing at first but at the end of the course most students grasp and pass with a C or better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be ready and committed to their specific chosen degree. Students should seek help when in doubt and when unsure of what courses are need to be eligible to transfer to a university or private school. Allow some time to study for each course that will be taken. Perspective students should always ask questions to clarify the answers. Students should participate in college activities to gain more experience for when in search of a new job.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont College allows for a better growth in education. Mostly all professors have great experience in their area of teaching. The campus is remolded to the perspective of the students and allows for us to greatly admire the scenery.

  • 10/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They really have none

    What to do for fun

    There is nothing I seen to do for fun

    Food and Dining

    Food is alright, just wish the taxes weren't so high.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not hard, but it also depends on what classes you are taking. If you are taking a bunch of science classes, then, yes it will be hard, but I say it depends on the class, and how many classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not overload yourself on too many classes. Try to take it easy your first year. Try it out, do a test run, and see if you like it. College is expensive. Make sure you have your financial aid, because it is a pain the butt to try and fix.

    In three sentences

    Grossmont is a nice school. They require a lot from you, but that is because they want you to succeed. And finally, all the professors want you to succeed, they will work with you, you just have to talk to them

  • 10/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    As a non English speaker, I found great help from the school, they were ready to understand my needs and address any barrier

    What to do for fun

    I go for hiking and jogging during weekends.

    In three sentences

    I'm so happy to be a student with Grossmont college, they help us a lot, and we got great education and entertainment. I give them 5/5 as best school.