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  • 10/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 1 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Aspiring musicians, ASL, Spanish, Italian, etc. interpreters, theater majors, aviation, athletes, communication students, cheerleaders/song leaders disabled students, honor students, international students, minorities, those interested in studying abroad, students pursuing a BS, vocational students, fire academy here, students who plan to be active on campus, people who like to walk, those who love Carl's Junior (we have one on campus), who love large libraries, who love to go on facebook (YES WE HAVE ACCESS), who carry a laptop everywhere

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to counselors every semester to keep on track with your academic plans. Students tend to take classes that do not go towards their GE's or AA in what ever subject. Find out what you like! Find out who you are! Mt. Sac offers many self-evaluation services and helps you find out what you are good at! Furthermore, they are always hiring on campus and show postings of the local cities and companies who are hiring for all types of positions. Get there on time! Parking is crazy! Do not forget to drop your class if you do not plan on taking it anymore. W's are ugly and will hurt your academic record.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable! Request for the Governors Fee Waiver! Apply for FAFSA! Apply for CAL-GRANT! Apply for scholarships! This school is truly worth the expense! No student loans needed! You will be glad you went to a junior college first. SOOOO much cheaper.

    Am enjoying being here

    At Mt. SAC, students truly are aware of the schools mission and that is academic success. We are reputable for being one of the top schools with successful transfer students and graduates. Furthermore, we have one of the most diverse campuses throughout southern California, and, we have one of the best athletic programs in the state. Having such a diverse student body has made the campus ever so exciting. This is because our student body has so many eclectic and active clubs on campus, numerous sports, and so many intelligent and talented students. I myself was part of the political science club called Global Resistance Networks. Considering how large the campus is and how many students attend here, the community still managed to feel like a family. I got to know the student body government, presidents from the different clubs, and the peers who were in my classes that were interested in what I found to be exciting. Furthermore, I got to mingle with football, basketball, and soccer players who were athletes going on a full ride to some of the best universities in the country! During the Budget Cuts on community colleges, we all got together to create a March and Rally against the Budget Cuts against California's Community Colleges. Apart from activism, many events occur here. If its our radio show holding events or colleges visiting our campuses, there is always something going on. We have plenty of nature at our campus. You may either find students napping under a tree or relaxing on the grass eating, studying, or talking to their friends. At Mt. SAC, no doubt you will find that it is a pleasant school to attend.

    Am learning a lot

    Mt. San Antonio College attracts students from all over Southern California. This college offers numerous programs, contains excellent departments, and provides incredible student and academic services. Mt. Sac offers the Special Admittance Program which allows students from junior high through high school to attend college. I started college meanwhile in high school. Yes, I know unfair, but the important thing is that I truly grasped and appreciated an education. Because my situation was so unique, I really saw how poor high school education was from the collegiate level. Frankly, I couldn't wait to get into Mt. Sac officially. Why? Because the programs at Mt. Sac are academically enriched. Students truly grasp the concept and ideas of general education as well as other areas. Professors give the opportunity for students to interact among discussions, to express their views, and contest as well respect certain ideas. The classroom environment is truly an open forum to learn, observe, and come up with our own conclusions about life. Moreover, the professors have excellent experiences within their profession, and, they really try to meet the students needs. On a higher note, students at Mt. San Antonio College get to develop study skills like no other. Numerous study groups fill the study rooms in the library, the school campuses tutoring sites fill up with english/math/science appointments, the computer labs get easily packed with students who need help with their homework, special programs offer students to meet other students on campus who are wanting to develop certain study habits, and workshops are held so that students can have an opportunity to gain leadership skills. Am I learning a lot? 5 stars for the Mt. Sac Mounties! YES! I grew so much as a student and person at Mt. San Antonio College that I have earned my name on the Dean's list for earning a 3.6 GPA. Because of this achievement, I am now an upper division spring transfer student who has been accepted to three prestigious universities in the United States. I am proud to be a MOUNTIE!

  • 07/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 2 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Who ever wants to get a college education......

    Tips for prospective students

    After, you have applied to the school look for a really good counselor that will help you along the why, but you have to help them with what you want to do in your life. Such as, whats your meager going to be? And are you wanting to transfer? With this in mind they can place you in the right direction.... GO LUCK TO HOW EVER WOULD LIKE TO GO TO MT.SAC :)

  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mt. SAC is great for everyone and anyone - all ages welcome! Get ready to open your mind & meet new people :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your eye on the goal -- sometimes class may seem like the last thing you went to do, but remember that it's a step in the right direction & it'll all be over soon. Work your butt off now but still remember to enjoy yourself!! Make the most out of classes -- Don't be shy :) Make friends inside and outside of your classes as well as get to know your professor a little. You'll be more comfortable & it will make school a bit more enjoyable. Last, but not least -- Be careful of your workload & the classes/teachers you pick. Don't try to overexert yourself by carrying a ton of units. Check out ratemyprofessor.com if you'd like some sort of help in choosing a professor.

    Bang for the buck

    You get your moneys worth when it comes to classes... but search around elsewhere (ie. online) for deals on textbooks .

    Am learning a lot

    It's up to you to make the most of your classes. Take good notes, exchange contact information with others (in case you miss a lesson), and don't be afraid to ask questions :)

  • 08/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are a shy person, get ready to open up because in order to succeed in any college you must be open. Determined Motivated Independent or ready to be indepent Have a wonderful experience

    Tips for prospective students

    Mt. Sac will teach you how to become an individual because no one is going to cater to you and make sure you are taking the right classes. You have to find out on your own and ask a counselor to see if you are making the right choice for your major. Remember to never give up. There will be times when you would not get your way and would not be able to add the classes you wanted to. Most of the classes would go to the junior and senior students. Despite that occurrence, you will always have a chance to add your classes as long as you show determination and try to be present at the class you want to take. Sometimes, you may have to try more than one class. There would be other students how give up, and because you did not, you will have a higher chance to be in the class. In addition, do not take more units than you can handle because you would only suffer. Finally, take advantage of the tutors given in Mt. Sac. ITS FREE.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to save money apply for scholarships. Go online to search for books such as Amazon.com and more. Apply for financial aid and Bog Fee Waiver.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is very calm. Everyone is surprisingly very kind to one another. Meet people and be social. In the end you will have connections in the future. College is the best way to make friends because everyone has a great future.

    Am learning a lot

    I believe that Mt. Sac is one of the best community college out there. The teachers are very concern about their students future. Many try to warn students what will happen if they do not study they way the teachers want them too. Though, it is only to make the students prepared when they transfer to a university. In Mt. Sac you do not only learn the material, but also real life experience.

  • 12/13/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school are for those students that want to get a second chance at a better education. If a high school graduate was unable to get into a University, was not accepted to the university of their choice, or simply was not able to afford to go to a university right away, then starting a JC is the best start.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few things that a future student would need to keep in mind would be: Check final date and time Map out classes Get to class on time Print out schedule Be prepared Always get a classmates name and number Check for drop dates Get to school early to get a parking space Have Fun Make sure to drop classes that you are no longer going to attend before refund date. If you don't drop the class and don't attend class, you will receive a fail grade and would still have to pay for the class. These tips will insure an easy transition to Mt. SAC.

    Bang for the buck

    YES!! To get all of ones general education done for a low price is great. The class rooms are small enough for one on one time with the professor. Since the professor has less students in the classroom at one time, student professor communication is easier. Even though price matter, the knowledge, memories, and experience of attending Mt. SAC is price less.

    Did enjoy being here

    I will miss going to Mt. SAC. I have met many different people, who have become a huge part of my life. The organization of the college really shows and makes it easier for students to focus on school and for the school to focus on their students. The experience, people, and the knowledge I have gained could not have happend anywhere else but Mt. SAC. Also, the sport programs that are offered at Mt. SAC are one of the best in the State. I was able to have priority regristration with cross country and track & field.

    Did learn a lot

    I was able to make an easy transition from high school to the college lifestyle with the help of many staff and faculty members. I have taken a variety of classes that benefit my own knowledge and will contribute to my business major. While I attended Mt. SAC I learned how to correctly write an essay, figuring out word math problems, accounting tips, a new language, how to better take care of my plants and landscape, understanding the economy, language ability of infants and toddlers, and so much more. I graduated from Mt. SAC with a Language Arts Associates Degree and am transfering CSU Bakersfield.

  • 08/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Determined students, those looking to transfer to a 4 year University, or those looking for an associates. A lot of students tend to think college will be easy, just be careful not to slack off or fall behind. Mt. Sac offers university tours, scholarships, and tons of help for those trying to transfer to a 4 year institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to class several hours early the first week. You don't need a parking pass the first 2 weeks during a regular semester and during the first week during an intersession. Also, try to get into a program that gives you priority registration. Such as DSPS, EOPS, connect4, join a sport, or music program. It's nearly impossible to get classes without priority registration. If you can't apply to these programs it's necessary to stalk to registration page until you can get on a wait list. If you can't even get on a wait list, just show up to the class. A lot of professors are nice and will add you to the class anyways. Make sure you apply for financial aid ASAP.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth your money. Usually, the state will waive the tuition fee. Since you pay approx. $36 per unit, tuition is cheap and worth while. Besides, your health fee provides you with discounts around campus. Also, Mt. Sac offers a gym that has really cheap membership. And, for around $70 they'll determine your body fat percentage. They're one of the few places around that has a hydro static tank. One downside is food around campus tends to be a little overprices. Also, a lot of classes provide access to a lab where the computer software is very helpful for studying.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's fun; however, parking can be very difficult. Especially during the first few weeks of school. It's also difficult to get classes and sometimes you can't even be a full time student because there isn't enough classes available. But, Mt. Sac offers a variety of clubs and different opportunities to get involved with your community. There's always something happening on campus if you're bored.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors tend to be very good. As long as you do the work you're going to learn a lot. There are several different departments that are very willing to offer their assistance. Including tutors who will proof read your essays and help with math/science questions. All professors offer office hours which allow you to go ask questions and get extra help in person. I recommend taking at least 1 PE or Health class at Mt. Sac. Also, Mt. Sac has one of the best dance programs around.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    join clubs

    Tips for prospective students

    good school you will like it

    In three sentences

    I have attended this school and love it.I rate it a 10.i totally recommended

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are constantly patrolling the grounds.

    Greek Life

    Not too sure what greek life means.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list!

    Great for these types of students

    Easy going, fun, hardworking and artistic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the wildlife sanctuary that you can visit. There is also a farms full of various animals, and pond-like sanctuary where there are coy fishes and the campus is beautiful and so are the people that go there.

    Bang for the buck

    Mt. Sac has so many awesome programs and features to offer it's students. We are very lucky to have an abundance of things offered to us as students.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends with anybody! Attend the social gatherings. Visit the part of the school where they have a farm and coy fishes. Also visit the wildlife sanctuary! It's fantastic!! We are very lucky for this.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stick with your counselors. They will help you to stay on top of your classes so that you can transfer out as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Sac has amazing teachers, amazing students and the campus is beautiful. Although the campus food is very overpriced and the tuition is absurd, i am still very satisfied with the school. I just wish the school's agenda could be more focused on the benefit of the students rather than making money. Thank you.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    if you have caught yourself taking that 7pm-10pm class, do not worry. you can get escorted to your car by our escort services. there are also strategically located emergency response campus security stations, help will come your way immediately.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    i am part of the gay club on campus, and we do a lot of activities within campus and outside campus. other clubs do similar work, just join one of them!

    Great for these types of students

    if you are an athlete: this school is amazing at getting you a sports scholarship

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is shared tradition around campus to check your professor on ratemyproffesor.com we have a lot of faculty, make sure to know what sort of workload you will getting into for 16 weeks!

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition might be going up, but that is still way less that anything you will be paying at a cal state or a uc. the majority of these professors teach at such institutions, so you are getting your education for a lesser price, its just an amazing deal.

    What to do for fun

    student association always has events running throughout the semester. joining clubs around campus is a must, they are quite active and a community within itself. sports is another great option, our athletes are top notch.

    Food and Dining

    brown bag your food or drive across the street to eat. the food here is vile and will make you break out and gain 10 pounds at best.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms. you gotta commute

    Academic Rigor

    there are very hard classes in campus. if you are in the stem classes, those are a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a community college, but it is still a nice community to become a part of. best piece of advice is to learn how to become part of the school and become active. do not just come for class, take advantage of the campus and its people.

    In three sentences

    the campus is really big, so you will be doing a lot of walking if you're taking unrelated classes. as far as the people are concerned, everyone is really nice. additionally, the professors are knowledgeable and the school provides good academic help services.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I was a part of the Accounting and Finance Club for many years and loved it. Teaches you have to money manage and engage with others. Typically clubs do work that help and benefit both he school and community which is always rewarding for everyone who participates.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things nearby to do for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to join a club and become active. It makes school life a bit more fun and it's a great way to make friends and future contacts.

    In three sentences

    I loved it here at Mt. San Antonio College. The campus is lovely and outdoors and the community is safe. I have never had a bad experience before.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 116

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It is my first college. I think is a really good college. I like it.There offer many clubs and programs.It is benefit for the students. I really like bridge program.It helps me that freshman to register class.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Crime is average to any other campus. It is in a largely suburban upscale area. Theft is the most common crime, and even then it's minimal.

    Greek Life

    No actual fraternities or sororities, only academic clubs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many.

    Great for these types of students

    With a serious goal to transfer to a good school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well what is unusual is that for a two year college it has a planetarium, a recently installed large telescope, new science and math facilities, new design facility, an Olympic sized swimming pool, and collegiate and Olympic races at it's large track/stadium, and the only school in California to offer air traffic control degrees to qualify for FAA air traffic controller positions with recommendation. Competes with four year schools for flying competitions as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Fees are low, and if you are a mid to low income California resident you qualify for CA Governor's Fee Waiver, which brings fees to almost nothing, pay maybe $20-$60 depending on the semester. The textbooks is what costs you.

    What to do for fun

    Hike and jog, since we are surrounded by hills and trails! You can also go to the on campus planetarium shows, take swimming in the Olympic sized swimming pool, or take any kinesiology class.

    Food and Dining

    I gave three stars, though I don't particularly think the food on campus is great, there are good dining options right across the street from campus. A lot of Asian eateries, and smaller restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, it's a commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses offered vary in difficulty. I've taken some very easy courses and then there are courses in advanced math, accounting, computer science, and physical sciences that are more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and get involved with student clubs, activities, but follow the flow charts provided and do good work. It's not difficult to get a good GPA in order to transfer to a top notch school.

    In three sentences

    Good value college for student seriously considering transferring. It is one of the largest two year colleges I have seen and offers the most classes in Southern California. There is a lot of support for students.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are several extra curricular activities and clubs available for students that wish to participate.

    Food and Dining

    i have not been in the cafeteria area, however there are campus stores located in various convenient places throughout the campus as well as vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    the academic classes are taught by great teachers and the material is up to date.

    Tips for prospective students

    register as soon as possible, classes fill up fast

    In three sentences

    i enjoy the campus and the courses that are offered in my field. the transfer program is easily accessible and the counselor's are handy and helpful. the campus is clean conveniently close and the teachers i have had are dedicated.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i believe their could be more campus safety.

    Greek Life

    i have no knowledge of this.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are multiple clubs for students to join and enjoy based on their interests or academic goals.

    Great for these types of students

    students with disabilities, those returning to college after long absences, or those looking to explore their career goals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are none that i know of.

    Bang for the buck

    for only being a community college, you receive a quality education for a lot less than you would pay at a university.

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of different clubs to join at mt. san antonio college and ways to get involved in the community as well.

    Food and Dining

    the dining available is not spectacular. it is either cafeteria style food or fast food like carl's jr. however there are a lot of close-by food places off campus to enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms or on-campus living available and mt. san antonio college.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes offered are challenging but nothing more than the average hard-working student can handle. accommodations are available for students with disabilities of all kinds to ensure their success in academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    utilize the resources available to students, whether that be financial aid, tutoring, the health center, etc.

    In three sentences

    mt. san antonio college is a great place for students. they offer a wide variety of education programs and majors. the student resources available are very helpful.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of restaurants near by mt. sac. don't really eat on campus cause it's so expensive. but across the street of mt. sac there's a lot of options you can go choose from.

    Dorm Life

    mt. san antonio college is a community college so there are no dorms. although mt. sac students are able to dorm at the same place as cal poly students.

    Academic Rigor

    just like all the classes in any school it depends on what professor you have. a lot of the science classes are pretty rigorous so be on top of all your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    never slack off always be on top of things. always as the professor for help and go to their after hours, they're always there to help you when you ask.

    In three sentences

    i like the diversity of the school. the counselors are always helpful. and the professors always make time for you.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    i happen to be involved with the creative writing club located at this school. i was searching forever (through the list of 10 pages of clubs) and finally wound up finding this one and signed up immediately!

    Bang for the buck

    i personally love how easy it is to enroll, register, and pay for classes. i have had trouble at other schools (ie: paper work lost, forms ruined). so this is a nice transition for myself.

    What to do for fun

    i enjoy spending my free time wisely between classes. the library is stacked with all kinds of books and the student center is the place to be when out of class. there is a gaming system, along with ping pong tables, and a piano. it's just a fun hang out place to wind down.

    Food and Dining

    the food choices are kind of limited, but thankfully there are plenty of restaurants right across the street from the school. it's a nice walk in between classes and for lunch break.

    Dorm Life

    i would give the dorm life a 4 out of 5 stars, but i do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    i feel that i have gained great insight along with experience. everything i have learned here thus far will help me in my career field and once i transfer over to a csu i can continue to use the knowledge i have gained here.

    Tips for prospective students

    always buy a parking pass ahead of time or you will be paying by the hour from the meter. try to get classes ahead of time as they fill up quickly each semester. last but not least, bring water to class as walking up those hills to class can be rigorous.

    In three sentences

    i absolutely love this school! all of the teachers are nice and very informative about each subject that they teach. i am gaining a great education by attending mt. sac!

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus security is constantly patrolling campus grounds to ensure maximum student safety. also, i have taken many night classes, and can say that i have never felt threatened during my enrollment at mt. sac. public safety officers are working on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. if any student is concerned about their safety, they can call campus security any time on their cell phone or public pay phones that are located all over campus.

    Greek Life

    there are two main greek societies here at mt. sac. the highest honor society is phi theta kappa (ptk), which provides all kinds of support for it's members. ptk provides scholarship opportunities and volunteering experiences. another honor society is alpha gamma sigma (ags). ags also provides many benefits such as volunteering experiences.

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and activities help in making friends and networking. mt. sac has numerous clubs (over 50) that provide new learning experiences. i guarantee that there is a club that will suit everyone, ranging in cultural, general interest, religious, vocational, special needs, and scholastic clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    mt. sac is great for students who are undecided in their major or who want to save some money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i have not yet come across anything too unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    college is expensive period. mt. sac recently raised their fees to $35 per unit. on top of this, books are also very expensive. i suggest buying books online as early as possible, because you can get the best deals online. you can also rent books for a lower price. i highly recommend signing up for financial aid, cal grants, or applying for scholarships. it will save you tons of money and you will not regret it!

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs on campus that partake in fun activities. some of these activities include competitive sports, volunteering, hosting events, and field trips.

    Food and Dining

    mt. sac has reasonable choices when it comes to food and dining. food is a little overpriced, but i can't expect anything less from a college campus. there is a carl's junior and a few other mini restaurants located all over the campus. they recently opened up a new restaurant that is similar to subway, which promoted healthier food.

    Dorm Life

    unfortunately, mt. sac does not have their own dorms. however, there are many housing opportunities within a reasonable radius from the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    there have been rumors that certain classes at mt. sac are more challenging than that of some universities. i believe these rumors are true. not only have i confirmed this rumor with former mt. sac students who are now attending a university, but i have also experienced these classes myself. i must say, that in taking classes at mt. sac, i feel more than well-prepared for my exciting new journey to a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    some tips for prospective students are to join clubs and honor's societies as soon as possible! being in a club and/or honor society will provide huge benefits through volunteering experiences and social networking. also, check out ratemyprofessor.com so that you can get an idea of how the class is structured and the professor's teaching methods. keep in mind that this website contains student opinions and not facts, which may result in coming across biased responses. you will sometimes find that you will love a particular professor while another student does not.

    In three sentences

    mount san antonio college has made me confident in my preparation to transfer to a university. they have very intelligent professors as well as knowledgeable staff members. i am very thankful to have had the honor in attending this community college.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    at mt. san antonio there are multiple emergency phones that are available for any student to use in an emergency. the school is constantly testing the alarms to make sure they are in working order.

    Clubs and Activities

    the school provides a variety of clubs for students to join.

    Great for these types of students

    people who are looking for careers in aviation or sign language.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    an unusual tradition at mt. sac is when students cheer for their school at tournaments and games, they begin to chant sac sac sac!

    Bang for the buck

    the school has many clubs that students are able to join and there are always different activities that the school provides that are very simple to join.

    What to do for fun

    at mt. san antonio it is fun to go to the student life center to participate in the activities that are occurring there like the wii tournaments that are held there.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining is a little bit expensive but it is worth the taste and quality.

    Dorm Life

    mt. san antonio does not provide dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    the teacher and administrators are very kind.

    Tips for prospective students

    students should expect to do a lot of exercise well trying to get around the school, and to have a great learning experience.

    In three sentences

    mt. san antonio is a great student-friendly school. they provide multiple tutoring programs for all the students. the school has a very friendly atmosphere where people feel welcome.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There has been an increase in the level of campus security in the past few years, not because campus has become less safe, but because the safety department wants to be prepared for every situation. The safety department at Mt Sac is an offshoot branch of the L.A. county sheriff's department so you will never need to worry about whether you are safe or not.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is well known for giving students the upper hand in finding new opportunities to expand their horizons. Greek life also offers its own scholarship program.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so manty clubs on campus that it is hard to keep up, which is great for students who are not sure what they want to do outside of school. No matter what you have an interest in, there is probably a club for it at mt. sac

    Great for these types of students

    Mt sac is great for students who are looking for a college process that is easy to understand and for anyone who is looking for a quality education rather than one that is based on quantity

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sports is a big thing at Mt Sac and one tradition that has been held every year since 1948 is the Mt Sac invite for cross county running and the world famous Mt Sac relays in the spring for track and field athletes. Some of the worlds most famous track athletes have competed at mt sac and it is a tradition celebrated every year.

    Bang for the buck

    Because there are so many students at mt sac the school is able to offer the lowest prices of any other community college in the area, not to mention that we have a lot more on our campus than other schools do. Full time enrolment depends on how many units you take but you will not find a better education for the price anywhere

    What to do for fun

    If you can think of it, we have it. Sports at mt sac are second to none and there are so many other activities to do on campus. The student life center is a large building on campus dedicated to help students pass the time with activities such as board games, video games and much more. There are also a countless number of student clubs, from flying club to student government we have it all

    Food and Dining

    You will not have trouble finding food all around campus. Weather your into fast food or healthy eating the restaurants around Mt Sac have it all. Including foods from many different cultures.

    Dorm Life

    Being a community college means there are no dorms on campus but there is a program to share dorms with nearby Cal Poly Pomona for students who wish to live on their own.

    Academic Rigor

    No matter what you want to be when you grow up, you can start it at Mt. Sac. Academic rigor usually depends on what you are trying to major in but as long as you stay focused and determined you will love it here, it is college after all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although Mt SAC is very inexpensive it always helps to get some scholarship money. Mt SAC has its very own scholarship program and the best thing you can do is to apply apply apply. For incoming students it would also be wise to get involved in sports or clubs. There are a lot of students here so try to get involved in something that will give you priority registration, and once you have it you will never need to worry about getting the classes you need, and don't worry, there are plenty of sports and clubs that will allow you to have priority registration.

    In three sentences

    Talk about Bang for your buck, not only does Mt SAC offer the most academic programs but this school offers the best academic and athletic programs in the country as far as community colleges go. Mt San Antonio College is ranked as the number one community college in the United States. If you live in the southern California area you would be a fool not to come here.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are diverse especially in terms of culture.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like different cultures.

    What to do for fun

    None

    Food and Dining

    Express shops are pricey.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors are helpful and well qualified for their job of helping students to be ready to transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mt. Sac Antonio city college well prepares you for your next level of life no matter it is transferring, getting an A.A. degree, or a vocational training.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Sac Antonio has good programs of firefighter and nursing programs. Besides, it offers Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, ASL classes.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    great professional clubs

    What to do for fun

    There is a student hall with various recreation activities, not to crazy

    Food and Dining

    There are various restaurants and food stops so you can always find something to eat

    Dorm Life

    non existent

    Tips for prospective students

    Find other ways to get to school that don't require driving alone

    In three sentences

    Great instructors Incredible learning environment Terrible parking

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is great. Many restaurants to choose from fast food to eating healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Mt. Sac doesn't have dorms since it is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    It usually depends on what major, as long as you stay focused and determined you'll love it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advice prospective students to sign up for many programs. EOPS, Bridge Program, etc,. Also procrasination is your enemy.

    In three sentences

    I love Mt.Sac is the best college I've attending. The campus is clean and safe. The staff is great. And most importantly it is possible to graduate.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have this system where it connects to you email and phone so anytime there is a emergency you will be informed. Also there are security going around plus campus phones to call for emergency!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends but mostly everyone commutes.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of on campus shops if you need little snacks and for meals they have actually cafeteria and other choices which are pretty good!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic at this community college is pretty intense. The professor are strict but it prepares you well if you want to transfer to Universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes are sometimes are to get but I personally think there are other G.E classes that you can get even if you are a first time college student so no worries.

    In three sentences

    Professors are strict but they teach well. Professors are really helpful and nice. One of the best community college.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Theres a game room and an arcade located across the street from mt sac

    Food and Dining

    Theres so many restaurants around mt sac

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Amazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    students should set up a meeting with the counselor and get an ed plan right away.

    In three sentences

    Mt sac is the place for people who want to trnasfer to a uc or cal state. Its an amazing environment and people get along well. Its clean and the proffessors are outstanding.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The things I do for fun is to go hiking, workingout , biking, listen to music, go to conserts, and playing sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    you'll love the school and what they have to offer.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is an outstanding school to attend. The Psychiatric Technician program is one of the best programs available if you have the heart for mental health. The environment will make want to attend the college because its located in a nice community.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is safety is because security is always driving up and down the parking lot watching for anything.

    Greek Life

    They do have a couple Fraternities and Sororities, but I don't know much about them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know any unusual traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I like the school in my opinion. It's beautiful to look at. After construction, it will be even more beautiful to look at. I'd say attend Mount SAC, get an apartment with some of your friends to make rent cheaper, and play a sport at the school. School will be fun to experience.

    What to do for fun

    I play Baseball at Mt. SAC, so the most fun for me is playing baseball every single during the year. Other than that, we like to go to the movies, swimming at the apartments, go to Angel's stadium to watch a baseball game. There is so much to do because we are in the center of a lot of cities and it never gets boring.

    Food and Dining

    My parents live in San Bernardino, so I don't have my parents buying and making me food every single day and meal. I buy my own groceries and it is pretty awesome. I get what I want to eat, but I have to pay for it.

    Dorm Life

    I live in apartments near the 57 freeway off Temple ave. I live with 5 roommates in a two bedroom apartment, so we can all save as much money possible. I love it here at The Crest/Eaves Apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the professors are all awesome in my opinion. I have been here for one year now and I haven't had a problem with any teachers. Do the homework and study for the tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a parking pass early because you will get a ticket if you dont and paying 33 dollars in the worst thing. Encourage a prospective student to play a sport at Mt. SAC, so you get priority registration for all the classes.

    In three sentences

    Mount SAC is a very gorgeous campus. I was very surprised when I first came to visit in the summer of 2011. I would give this school a 4/5 in rating.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is a very safe environment. Campus security is constantly patrolling the campus making sure the students and faculty are safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Mt. SAC has plenty of opportunities for clubs and activities such as football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, cross country, track and field, forensics team, theater, band, dance, just to name a few.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for all types of students. Due to it's inexpensive tuition, it is a great way for students who do not know what they want to major in to figure out their interests for an exceptionally cheaper cost than at a four-year institution. Also, for those students who do know what they want to major in, they can also attend school at Mt. SAC to save money on their general education classes. Mt. SAC offers great transfer opportunities to very prestigious institutions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For those activists, there is an area where you can go and discuss with other people the problems of society or particular disagreements that you may have with societal concepts. Also, there is a theater room where guest speakers are invited from all over the nation to come and speak to the students about any topic ranging from academic achievement and social issues. Also this theater room is also home to our theater department where they organize plays where our students can attend and enjoy.

    Bang for the buck

    Mt. SAC is actually very inexpensive when compared to other academic institutions nearby. The classes are very affordable, and Mt. SAC also offers plenty of financial aid options for students to save even more.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous extracurricular activities that people are able to become involved in. There is a game room where people who enjoy playing video games can go and play Playstation or X-Box and plenty of other arcade games, and I believe this is also a pool table. Also, if you just like to relax, there is plenty of grass areas where people can sit under a tree and read, take a nap; a lot of people bring their guitars and play between classes.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is very good. They are actually currently in the process of opening a new food chain within the dining area at the school, and the best part about it is that the students get to decide what the new restaurant will be, so you know it is going to be good. Mt. SAC has a huge dining area for people to sit indoors or outdoors under numerous trees that provide plenty of shade during those hot southern California days.

    Dorm Life

    I do not believe that Mt. SAC currently has dorms because it is a community college and is considered more of a commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of Mt. SAC's teaching staff are also teachers at accredited universities, and they teach their classes no different. Therefore, some of the classes can be difficult, especially during the home stretch of the semester when finals are around the corner. But consider it another benefit that the school offers, because if the teachers were not hard on you then they would not be doing their job in preparing you for the rigors of a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the school by joining clubs or other extracurricular activities. It is very important to keep you motivated and willing to excel in your education. Students that do not participate in club or other organizations tend to become disinterested in school and are most likely to fail or drop out. Plus you will meet a lot of new people and make a lot of new friends.

    In three sentences

    Mount San Antonio College is a great school for students who are unsure of their intended field of study and are looking to explore numerous fields to find their interests. Mt. SAC is filled with great teachers, some with outstanding national awards, that are very willing to assist you in your academic endeavors. Also, Mt. SAC has won national championships in athletics and clubs events.

  • 06/03/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I think the funnest thing you can do is study with your friends, and support each other in any way.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would just encourage everybody to be social and not shy. Specially because its college and people tend to make mistakes when it comes to handling different situations in a mature way.

    In three sentences

    I personally think that the people are the ones that make this college a very socialized place. It makes me feel comfortable with the people that have good intentions towards others. Also The campus itself is incredible and with plenty of space.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sometimes people get mugged in the parking lots/campus at night an incident recently occurred this fall 2012 semester. On top of that someone attempted suicide in the English building area.

    Bang for the buck

    The foods decently priced at the cafeteria.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is decent and affordable priced.

    Dorm Life

    There is no Dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the teachers could care less of there students, how ever there are a few that make sure the student understands the criteria of the course studied.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are Carl's, Starbucks, and dining at Mt. SAC. However, it does not bring appetite so high compare with the food-store outside the campus.

    Dorm Life

    At Mt. SAC, they do not have dorm. However, many students rent a room in houses or apartments around the campus. And, many students get a new experience by it.

    Academic Rigor

    At Mt. SAC, the academic rigor is well-developed and give a strong foundation, especially, the science based academic.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first thing to do is meeting a counselor. They can help you to plan out your academic goals and give you some good advices while you are taking classes. Second is to check each program and club that you can fit in. Many programs that Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) offered are designed to help you not just in your academic but also in your surrounded life. In other hands, the clubs are the place you can meet many students that can be helpful in the future. And, lastly, it is good to spend a few hours with the professors. Let them to know you because in the future their recommendation letters can help you to transfer into great university or get scholarship.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is a great college where staffs and professors like to help students reach their academic goals. There are a lot of great clubs that could bring a new color while attending the college. Also, they have sophisticated programs that help student to transfer into four-years university.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has progressively been increasing. This last year there were fewer disturbing events. However, there is still a high car vandalism rate. The chances of one being robbed is slim, but one might lose an valuable if left in the car and exposed to sight.

    Greek Life

    I have being attending Mt. SAC for three years, I have only met one Greek. He seemed to be enjoying his stay here. He did mention that the food was not very palatable and was thrilled when I told him there is a Greek food day in the Cafeteria every spring. However, apart from this I do not know mush else.

    Clubs and Activities

    Activities are few; clubs are many. Yet, I am not able to elaborate as I do not belong to any club and have not participated in any activities.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a fully study-focused person or a health-related major (particularly nurse, doctor, vet, and other similar careers), this campus is for you. There are not may fun activities to do. Most events are political, yet some are theatrical. In addition, the two major buildings on campus have a hospital look and feel to them. Therefore, one will either like the notion that is created by this environment or will severely dislike it. For me, I am a vet major, so i am becoming accustom to it, but when I first started attending, I sincerely felt depressed on my when to English class, especially since it was held on the ground level of building 26.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most people consider the Barn as unusual since most do not know there is one and/or have never been there. There is actually a farm day in which many of the agriculture students turn the farm into a petting zoo for students to come a visit and play.

    Bang for the buck

    Despite some of the outrageous prices found on campus, for the education Mt. SAC offers, it is worth attending to acquire an AA, AS, certification, or transferable units.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much do to for fun. There is a small lounge were there are ping-pong tables and TVs. Most of the campus is academic focused, however.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is not that great. There is a Carl's Jr. located on campus if one likes to eat burgers. Apart from that, the cafeteria does not serve every delicious meals, and the times they do, it is extremely expense, $8 or $10 for a simple pizza or burrito that cost $4-$6 across the street. In addition, there are many snack shops located around campus. They are diverse but also expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not know dorm life as I live off campus. Yet I do that the dorms are located on Cal Poly Pomona's campus, so the commute to campus is a short vehicle drive or ride or a long walk up and down a steep hill.

    Academic Rigor

    Most courses teach the materiel one needs to know. Many of the instructors also do an excellent job in testing their students comprehension on lecture topics. Few instructors assign busy work, but most assign homework that is sure to aid one in learning and mastering the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    One should be patient. Transitioning from high school or work can be difficult. The primary struggle one encounters as a starter is attaining classes. Choose early morning classes (7:30 a.m.) or night classes (7:00 p.m.). Also, target the classes less in demand, such as dancing, art, culinary, some foreign languages, and physical education. Although these courses may not directly assist one in acquiring his or her degree, it will get one an earlier registration date that can be used to enroll in important classes such as English and math. I commenced with French and theater. They were not very useful for my major but aided me in getting a good registration date.

    In three sentences

    Many of the professors are student-oriented by offering office hours, additional study sessions with the themselves or supplemental instructors, and comprehension sheets. The campus is well organized with each department having its own building or share a building with related departments. However, class sizes are restricted to twenty to thirty five students, so most students struggle to get any class.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Mt. SAC takes safety seriously! If you want they will walk you to your car. When we have predator associated issues on campus they are quick to alert students and faculty. Be sure to sign up for the alerts.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely fill out your FAFSA it is a student's best friend.

    What to do for fun

    I do not have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Carl's Jr., a campus cafe, and plenty of stores on campus. Off campus there are endless options for dining. The Krazy Noodle is YUM if you like Thai cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. There is The Village but I have never been there.

    Academic Rigor

    They are reasonable in every aspect.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning to go to Mt. SAC join the honors program; you will meet some of the best professors and peers.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College exceeds expectations. The faculty and facilities are wonderful. Mt. SAC has been a great asset to my education and future aspirations.

  • 06/27/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is places to buy food throughout the campus and off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are ooutstanding at mt. San Antonio College. They provide the best tutoring and aid services for the students.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio college is a well developed, organized and hardworking college. I would consider it the top community college in California. This college helps students into the best paths in their future.

  • 06/28/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Carl's Jr. and the Green Burrito are alright fast food chain restaurants- if you like, then you like it. Mt. SAC has a variety of vending machines with my favorite being the coffee and hot coco one. If your on campus late at night or early in the morning, the coffee warms you right up and gives you a little pep in your step.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't a dorm life- because there aren't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is excellent, especially in the science and math departments. Mt. SAC is particularly well known for its agriculture program, but they have an excellent engineering one as well. The professors have plenty of experience to teach their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for the assessments- if you do well, you can save a lot of money by not having to take courses you may already have taken in high school. Take the online orientation because it saves you time and you learn a lot- knowing where things are on campus is gained not by a tour but by experience and a map. Schedule a meeting with a counselor as soon as possible- they help you through your college plans and give you great tips on saving money, potential scheduling conflicts, and transitioning from high school to college.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Mt. Sac does not have an official dinning facility; however, it does provide a verity of food vendors to offer more of a selection. The customer service provided by the vendors have always been warm and friendly with fantastic service. If one has to acquire fast food, then Mt.Sac's dinning facility is sure to fulfill your appetite needs.

    Academic Rigor

    The education I've gained through Mt.Sac has been more than outstanding. I've also been able to fast track to be able to transfer to the college of my choice sooner. Ultimately, if one would have to attend a community college in Southern California, than Mt.Sac would would be the only logical choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you first attend college you will realize that your educational environment is completely different. Your mouth begins to water after having your first taste of freedom, meaning you notice that no one cares if you attend school. The urge to skip class and spend your financial aid money on personal items becomes more tempting than ever; however, what you fail to realize is that your using state funding money which ultimately end up hurting you. Then when an unforeseen expense occurs, you will not have the money that was provided for you. My recommendation for surviving college and be able to graduate with minimum to none debts due to your education would be to: attend school full time, take advantage of your fafsa, apply for as many scholarships as your eligible and most important it to stay focused.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Sac has been known as the Harvard of community colleges, where most students go to improve their chances of being accepted into the college of one's choice. As I notice my one year mark creeping around the corner, i realized that am contempt with the educational environment I've received from Mt.Sac. Therefore, I am eager to complete my General Education and be able to transfer to San Francisco State University, my dream school.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its ok. I don't have any classes at night, but during the day its safe.

    What to do for fun

    They do have fun activities, but not really sure what because I don't have time to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks,.Carls Jr., Subway

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, don't procrastinate, take your assessment tests early, and mame your appointment to see a counselor ASAP because it takes a long time to get an appointment.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is an excellent college. The teachers are experienced and will work with you, but you have to work hard. The atmosphere is nice. There are a lot of students, so it can be challenging trying to get the classes you want. Overall, this is a community college I recommend.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They take campus safety seriously and you can always feel safe here on campus. I called campus security a few times and they were there to help me within minutes. They work closely with Walnut Police Department.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities. We are known to have one of the best Speech and Debate Clubs around!

    Great for these types of students

    Mount SAC is great for any student no matter what age, sex, race, religion, or ethnicity you are, no matter what your challenges are physically, mentally, or emotionally, this school will accomodate you.

    Bang for the buck

    Mount SAC has been a great experience for me and I am proud to say that I have made the Dean's list and the Presidents list while attending and I could not have done it without the help of the faculty and my amazing professors. I look forward to transfering to a four year but will always remember what a great experience I had at this outstanding community college.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs to join and events all over campus. Everywhere you turn you will see a flyer for something entertaining happening.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to dine all over campus as well as off campus walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available, but affordable rooms for rent are posted all over campus.

    Academic Rigor

    All professors at this school are dedicated to ensuring that you get the top in academics. All the tutoring staff all over campus are there as well to assist you where you may be falling short. I have experienced countless times where my professors have stayed with me after class to help me with any assignment I was struggling with, and this dedication is a huge reason why I keep coming back instead of transfering to a school closer to my home.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are beginning at Mount SAC, make sure you utilize all that the campus has to offer. There are programs such as DSPS for disabled students, CALWorks for parents, there is even a writting center with free tutors on hand to help you with your assignments. Also always stop by the financial aid office where all the staff are friendly and will help you figure out the most cost effective way of attending this college.

    In three sentences

    Mount San Antonio College is a great community college that has been my starting point to a great future with professors that thrive on ensuring the success of their students. The faculty are always available to lend a helping hand with any need necessary to help you succeed. There are also many programs offered at the school to help students with disabilities or set backs such as being a single parent or having a physical or mental disability, and I would recommend this college to anyone who wants to begin their journey to a better life.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been a few car break in reported, but this happens everywhere. Actually, in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, it's common for women to get raped during Halloween.

    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Intelligent high school slackers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no traditions really, just people looking to leave as soon as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    It is easier on the wallet than a UC or a Cal State.

    What to do for fun

    Study, join a club, go back home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in and finish everything that you had planned on getting done. This school is supposed to help you immerse yourself in what real college life is like after high school. Don't try to get Bs, go for As and view anything less as an F. When going on Ratemyprofessor, don't look for the easiest teachers available, look for the ones that will challenge you so that you can learn about the subject that you paid for.

    In three sentences

    It's essentially everything I expected in a Community College; no long term friendships, no options for meals, etc. It's a school one goes to for the hope that transferring to a school that would not accept them after high school. The campus is larger and prettier than your average JC and the teachers, for the most part, are decent.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nursing students, students who cannot afford a univeristy or private education but plan to transfer in the future, student straight out of high school who need some time to adjust to the college life before transferring to a 4-year college

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of

    Bang for the buck

    I am currently completing my Associates Degree in Nursing and am paying very minimal tuiton ($40/unit) and book fees by attending this community college. At a private college, I could expect to pay up to $100,00 for the same education, so I am saving a large amount of money here.

    What to do for fun

    The Pomona Fairplex is about a 15 minute drive. This is a venue where fairs, concerts and other events are often held. There are also other venues nearby where concerts are held, as well as art walks that are done in nearby Pomona.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is good -- there is a cafeteria that serves different types of food, and a couple of fast food chains. A good amount of restaurants are also within walking distance or within a 5 minute drive.

    Dorm Life

    Cannot rate, no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Most general education classes are fairly easy. Some, like English 1A or lower level math classes, can at times be compable to high school classes in difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to school early (at least 30 minutes before class) to allow sufficient time to look for parking. Also, be persistent in trying to get into the classes you want and need. If they are full, attend the first class meeting to see if other students have dropped or to get on a wait list.

    In three sentences

    The school is a bit crowded and finding parking is sometimes frustrating. In addition, because of the amount of students attending, it can be difficult to get into classes needed to complete general education requirements, such as sciences and math classes. However, the instructors I have had so far have been very knowledgable and very willing to teach and help their students.

  • 07/16/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i go on the internet, hike, play basketball and watch movies

    Dorm Life

    i dont live on camapas

    Academic Rigor

    i major in social and psy

    Tips for prospective students

    you need to pay everything on time and stay on top of it or you will not get classes

    In three sentences

    its very safe. the athlete program is great. the staff is very helpful

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is always quite and a safe place to relax and pretty much study any wear

    Clubs and Activities

    mt. sac is really big in sports and in clubs they are all about it they love for kids to get involved and to stay on top of there grades and school work and mostly to have fun

    Great for these types of students

    mt .sac is great for students who want to get the AA it is very easy they have such a good guideline to follow and you can achieve your goal in no time

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the student center is really great in helping students in what they need and people are always open to talk

    Bang for the buck

    at mt. sac i thing you get you bang for your buck the teachers at mt sac are very good in what they do

    What to do for fun

    there are so many sports and clubs to get involved in and there is no way you shouldn't do what you love

    Food and Dining

    there are so many places and restaurants to eat on campus so there is no need for you to leave and you can keep studying.

    Dorm Life

    i personality do not live on campus and our school doesn't have dorms but we have off campus apartments and i here they are really great for full time students

    Academic Rigor

    now that other schools have made it hard to transfer to there campus its a little hard getting your classes but if you put you mind to it you can persevere and get the education you need

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you get involved it is good and it helps you stay on top of your grades.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is a really great school they offer so much to the students. They can help you in any field you need to graduate. Mt. sac has so many activities to do and so many sports

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I rate campus safety five star

    Greek Life

    What do you mean by greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I rate clubs and activities five star

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all type of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There has not been any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I rate bang for the buck five star

    What to do for fun

    Amusement Parks, Beach, Mountains, Movies, Theaters, Art Galleries, Musuems, Parks, but most of all great atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    five star

    Dorm Life

    five star

    Academic Rigor

    five star

    Tips for prospective students

    Mount San Antonio Junior College has the best acceptance transfer program to other Universities or Cal states

    In three sentences

    Mount San Antonio Junior College is the best in the state of california

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have security everywhere. At night you can always get escorted to your car. The campus stays lit up pretty good.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to the sports activities. My friends and I have fun watching and hanging out, they are not too expensive.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten at the cafeteria, but they have other restaurants you can purchase food from. I like being able to have something different each day.

    Academic Rigor

    The school offers many classes. This is the only school close to me that has what I need. I like the options they have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the classes you before you register. The campus has resources for whatever you may need.

    In three sentences

    I like the campus. I feel that they have well lit areas at night. They make it easy to register and view all your options. They help you with anything you need.

  • 07/23/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus seems very safe. Security is always present and danger is never on my mind

    What to do for fun

    In sounthern california there is alot to do ranging from te beach to the mountains. and even a large water park in the neighboring city

    Food and Dining

    The campus is nestled in a small valley, and the surrounding communities have a variety of food, mostly fast food. the variety is alright though

    Dorm Life

    i do not believe they offer a dorm community

    Academic Rigor

    I am not to sure, as to how the academics are, although they do offer assoc. degrees and are accredited. thus I assume they are ok college

    Tips for prospective students

    I have a couple of tips for prospective students. first if you are not in any way a priority student, then your registration date will be later than everyone else. Secondly, remember to stay on top of your finachial aid, because it is easy for your info to become lost.

    In three sentences

    This school has a lot of resources a it's disposal. admissions are very easy to navigate. i am looking forward to having class there

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety at this school its superb. They have on campus security at all times

    Greek Life

    They also have a greek club

    Clubs and Activities

    One interesting club would be the Spanish club. They also offer school plays and concerts.

    Great for these types of students

    This collage is great for any or all students. It will help you attain your goals and meet new friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual event would be that we celebrate Julio Cesar Chavez holiday, but we do not have spring break. Another interesting fact is that this collage has its own

    Bang for the buck

    With this economy, you really get your monies worth at this school. From a two year plan, to transfer options. They also offer community education that offers course and certificates.

    What to do for fun

    They offer a good selection of clubs to join. They have musicals and plays.

    Food and Dining

    This collage offers a variety of locations to eat or to grab a quick healthy snack.

    Dorm Life

    This collage does not have dormatories.

    Academic Rigor

    Mt. San Antonio college offers a great academic structure.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice for any future student would be to register to attend collage as soon as they know they want to attend this collage. That way you will have an early registration and you will be able to get the classes you need or want.

    In three sentences

    I have had a great experience at this community collage. They offer a variety of courses and programs. This college gives you the opportunity to complete your education, or to transfer to a university.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is very well lit. they have security patrolling the parking lots all the time. they also have call boxes throughout the campus to call and get an escort to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have great nursing clubs. monthly meetings let you lean on other students who are going through the same things. lets you learn from more advanced students.

    What to do for fun

    they have several on campus clubs and activities.

    Food and Dining

    several cafes and a Carl's jr./green burrito

    Tips for prospective students

    don't waste your time or your professors time if your not ready to attend college. Study hard. Take the classes you are most interested in first.

    In three sentences

    It is the best community college around. The staff are excellent with so much knowledge they are happy to share. The cost is very affordable.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is well patrolled and campanions to vehicle during night classes are available.

    Bang for the buck

    Cannot beat the tuition and the quality of education for the amount of a few hundred dollars.

    What to do for fun

    Not too far from downtown Fullerton for variety of night life and eateries for the young bar hoppers. Closer to campus, you have nice parks for the outdoors type and bike trails. Shopping and restaurants are within a couple of miles from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Sufficient options on campus but adjacent there are other options also.

    Dorm Life

    Junior college, no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    From my perspective, the rigor varies or is it just I have better abilities in one subject over another?

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll in sports programs to get preferred registration. Seek out help when needed, professors are more than happy to go the extra mile to ensure you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Good variety of academic programs are provided by a great staff of professors. Labs are available for those in need of additional help. The campus is well maintained and attractive.

  • 07/26/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 116

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    it is a very clean school. it is very big. i love how orgainized it is

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anything. Join curricular activities, yoga, even martial arts!

    Food and Dining

    The WOW cafe is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    There are definitely a variety of classes

    In three sentences

    A big saver.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Mt. Sac is very safe. The school has security to escort anyone at night if needed as well as police officers patrolling every so often. There is also the online emergency system that will text students with any emergency happening on campus. There are also many emergency phone lines around if in danger or in need of assistance.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life because this is a junior college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs here and if you don't find the one you want you can always start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love to dance, socialize, and

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Through out the school year there are random events from clubs on campus that attract large crowds of students and everyone is always dancing at these events.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school if your looking to transfer to a 4 year university.

    What to do for fun

    Fox theater is just around the corner with concerts, bars and a club on the roof top. Gamers often go to the arcade across the street and play pool while other students socialize at boba and tea lounges. West Covina mall is just around the corner and remember Thursday night is college night ;)

    Food and Dining

    The school has its own common grounds and a wing/bbq grill restaurant as well as Carls jr.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms because this is a junior college.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel the acedemic rigorousness depends on the strictness of a professor. I've taken courses that are very difficult and others that are easy A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your curriculum right, join a club, and make connections with students and faculty.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio is an awesome school with interesting students and faculty. The professors here are amazing and good at what they teach especially Professor Scholars who is currently running for Dean in the math department. The clubs on campus make college life a lot more interesting and enjoying when taking time off from your busy schedule.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Quick response safety and we even have a text to your mobile to let you be alert if anything happens on or near campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    A new club seems to open up every year and we have a lot already.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who don't know what there major is yet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    7/11

    Bang for the buck

    The price is really good and its worth it in the end.

    What to do for fun

    A quick drive to the local mall.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok, but there are places around that is a quick walk.

    Dorm Life

    There is some dorms, but the Cal State gets first pick.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good professors who know what they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to pass all your classes and don't take on to much to handle.

    In three sentences

    Very good professors. A lot of classes to decided on. Worth it in the end.

  • 08/05/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Many things, very basically hanging out with your friends to review homework or an assignment.

    Food and Dining

    Many tasty choices but maybe some more nutritious spots.

    Academic Rigor

    The whole staff crew is really supportive of students. Never get behind and always up to date.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared, everyones been in your shoes and everyone will be happy to help. Just stay focused and on task and don't procrastinate even if your friends attending there tell you to.

    In three sentences

    When I first arrived on campus it was all s confusing. But the students and staff on campus helped me in many great ways. I feel that this school has its good reputation because of the students and staff that represent it on a day to day basis.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had a problem, and I have taken late late night classes

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth it

    What to do for fun

    There's good restaurants and shopping down the street.

    Food and Dining

    The food really stinks.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on Professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head up. Its a big school, get a game plan and stick to it. Do all your homework!!

    In three sentences

    Some of the Professors are qualified and awesome, while others are the complete opposite. I would recommend but you have to try.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security has a number you can call and they will meet you an escort you to your car.

    Great for these types of students

    Who are still trying to figure out what they want to do in life and save money.

    What to do for fun

    The Puente Hills Mall, Speed Zone, Movies and thats about it.

    Food and Dining

    There is the Village near by the school, its mostly fast food.

    Dorm Life

    I live with my parents as I'm attending Mt Sac so Im not sure about the apartments nearby the school.

    Academic Rigor

    There is tutoring available for anyone and Mt Sac provides resources like the computer lab and library to further yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest applying for FAFSA and the BOGW waiver before you start. Meet with a councelor so your not wasting money for classes you dont need.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Sac is a good community college but very competitive so you have to be determined and on your toes.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good but not great. I rarely seem them. They should have campus safety on foot and bikes, not cars.

    Greek Life

    Same as clubs and you are awarded a ring, a shirt and other fun stuff.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs for just about anything. Join one and be a part of their crazy activities.

    Great for these types of students

    I encourage sports for everyone. Sports at Mt. SAC seems to be very rewarding and they are pampered as well. Athletes receive much better service than regular students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NONE

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately, because of several budget cuts and the recession, Mt. SAC is becoming pricey. Books are above 100 dollars each and the tuition is also expensive. Parking is impossible and the food is expensive. BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH, TAKE THE BUS AND FIND YOUR BOOKS ELSEWHERE.

    What to do for fun

    Attend other classes that you are not registered too. That is pretty much it. Unless you like Paddle ball or watching t.v. all day.

    Food and Dining

    Though Mt. SAC may have an abundance of career choices, the food and dining are horrible. Snack shops are overpriced and the restaurants are also overpriced. The cafeteria is probably the best dining place they have. If you want food at good prices, GET OUT OF CAMPUS. Better food at great prices.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know the dorm life for I have never done it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may seem like a university at first, but do not be intimidated. Come with a positive attitude and hold your head up high, because Mt. SAC rewards achievers. If you are unsure, take a few classes and explore the campus. If still not satisfied, Mt. SAC will always welcome you back.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is not a college but a place of possibilities where people are the boss. Mt. San Antonio College gives you a clear path to your career choice and more. Mt. San Antonio College is well known across the United States.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of safety protocols and station all over campus they try really hard to keep students safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of different clubs and some stick to themselves well others plan events regularly.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of students there is not single type. The campus is so big that everyone has there place.

    Bang for the buck

    The unit cost of 45 dollars is very reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    There is not a lot to do at Mt.sac. The student body tries to have events but they do not have a big turn outs.

    Food and Dining

    The food is just below average school food or nothing but fast food choices.

    Dorm Life

    The school does not have a lot of dorm options.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very challenging depending on the class, and of course some teachers are harder then others.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to new students would be to just work hard and get to school early to find parking.

    In three sentences

    Mt. sac is a very overcrowded school with horrible parking. There are less classes every semester with a growing amount of student attending.The professors are very dedicated to their subject and they are the best part of the school.

  • 09/28/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do more work than you think for the registration process of this college.

    In three sentences

    I had registration problems with this school and the customer service was not good. I called about being on the wait list and they were not straight with me in regards to what to do and how to get wait listed. They did not communicate with me clearly as to my registration for classes information.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Mount San Antonio College is one of the safest colleges in the nation for it has its own police department on campus. These officers are called Mt. SAC Public Safety Officers but are licensed officers of the law. They not only uphold the law, but also provide an escort service for any student who is unwilling to walk around the campus alone due to fear of being attacked. The campus also has stations called Blue Light Emergency Stations throughout the campus. If a person on campus is in danger and needs help fast, they will press the button on the station which will trigger the blue light to flash brightly and repeatedly while an operator will be on the line through the station to talk to the person and ask them where they are located and what is the danger they have encountered.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has many clubs and activities featured for students to participate in. Some of these clubs are the caduceus club, various sports teams, and the fire academy.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students with disabilities should have no fear when choosing to attend this college for the school offers many services to assist these special individuals like transportation, Sorenson's Video Relay Services for the deaf, chiropractic for the students with physical disabilities that call for chiropractic, and much more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition on campus is the Wii Sports Tournament. Starting a few years back, the school holds an annual Wii Sports Tournament to see who is the most VIRTUALLY fit person.

    Bang for the buck

    Even with the rise of cost per unit a student takes, the teachers at this establishment are quite simply some of the best that you will find at any college. They work with all students one on one if requested to. They do not bring anything but their best to work everyday.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has many events and programs throughout the year to keep students entertained as well as ping pong tables, video game tournaments, and other services offered in its Student Life Center. The school also offers its students discounts to several theme parks and water parks.

    Food and Dining

    The campus features many pit stops on campus like the WOW Cafe and Express Stop. These little stores sell a variety of foods which are quite delectable but it is the WOW Cafe that really takes the cake. It is a fast food service on campus that has quite exquisite foods. Better than you'd expect from any fast food restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Mount San Antonio College.

    Academic Rigor

    Mount San Antonio College has many resources available to students like labs, textbooks, tutoring services, and much more. Utilizing these resources can only help a student achieve maximum success in their collegiate endeavors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a place nearby the school as commuting there from a far will be very difficult.

    In three sentences

    Mount San Antonio College is a very large collegiate institution that offers many majors. The college, even being a community college, is one of the largest in the country, however it still provides one on one assistance with any student. This college is a wonderful place to get your associates degree in whichever major you are interested in.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    clubs

    Food and Dining

    no variety.

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    strong.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be patient and apply early so you can get the classes you want.

    In three sentences

    It is a great start to a college career. The staff is professional and friendly. The professors are motivational.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 60 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Mt. SAC offers many themed clubs on campus from student body council to radio talk host. There are also many talent shows and get togethers that students enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms are available, but there are housing complexes everywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time for all of your classes especially the first week of the term. Take advantage of the Winter and Summer sessions available.

    In three sentences

    Mt. SAC is a great community college, classes are engaging and costs and fees are minimal. Parking is definitely a problem, there is never any space available. Overall it is a great college and very encouraging when it comes to transfers.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They have three stops which are Prime Stop, Express Stop, and Short Stops around campus. Except the Express one is closed at 10pm, the other two stops stay opened up to 8-9pm. Besides, a grand dining lounge where students can get Carl's Jr burgers, pizzas, Starbucks. There are also two ATMs inside this lounge. Don't wait to explore this campus!!!

    Dorm Life

    I live with my parents, so about this I don't know much.

    Academic Rigor

    Majors are various from Engineering to Biochemistry or Nursing beside English or Psychology. Professors and staffs are extremely nice, and students are welcomed at any times. There are only 40 students for each class, but science classes often go with 30 people or fewer. Therefore, students have more chances to ask questions, collaborate with others, and speak their ideas. What a great thing Mt. SAC holds!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    -Check out the EOPS/CARE program to get priority registration date. -Keep tracks with information from the Learning Assistant Center if people are intended to be tutors. -Come to the Honors, ARISE, BRIDGE and many more programs to see how many benefits they are that students can get from those.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is an open learning environment where students have chances to access to many services in order to get supports not only about studying but also about financial aids, scholarships, and part time jobs.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 62 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have not experienced any incidents of crime or violence. Although it does happen, like it does everywhere else, crime and violence is not a huge problem here at Mt. S.A.C.

    Greek Life

    There is unfortunately no Greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently the Vice President of the French club and I am a member of the Interior Design Club. There are over 25 clubs to join, and every semester they have join-a-club week, which showcases many of the clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone. Mt. S.A.C. is a very diverse campus and there is somewhere for everyone to fit in at.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year there is a annual silent auction for all the lost and found items, and my friend bought and Iphone this year.

    Bang for the buck

    There is not one thing that I regreat about coming here. The tuition is rising, however, that is happening everywhere. The teachers are great and the books aren't too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There is lot to do for fun on campus. There is the cafeteria and cafe to hangout with friends and there is the student life building. The student life building has video games and pool table, a ping pong table and there are always some kind of event happening there. There are tons of clubs that one could join. And locally there are many cafes and shops to go to if one gets bored on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is here amazing. There is a Carl's Junior, which is delicious, however, not very nutritious. The cafeteria has three options, Italian, Mexican and sandwiches, all of which are delicious. And there is another restaurant on campus call World of Wings which is delicious. The only drawback is that there are not many nutritious food options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Although there is not an offical dorm for Mt. S.A.C. you can share the housing with the local university up the street, which from what I hear is really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    You can find many of the teachers rated online and you could choose the ones that are the easiest, however, the teachers that are hard are not hard for the sake of being difficult. A vast majority of the teachers here expect a lot from their students, however, they are willing to give a lot of their time to help their students meet their standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have three tips for prospective students, first, join a sport, the choir or the Forensics team. By being a part of one of these groups the student will receive priority registration. Second, join the honors program as soon as you can. The teachers in the honor program are all amazing, they usually add everyone and the honors counselor is one of the best counselors on campus. And finally, get to school a half hour early, one of the cons about being one of the biggest community colleges is that there are more cars than parking spots.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College, or Mt. S.A.C. is an amazing college to be a part of. I have been here three years and I have had nothing but wonderful, passionate and caring teachers. Mt. SAC is one of the biggest community colleges, one of the best and is definitely a great community college to transfer from.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 63 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Mt. SAC has a good amount of security roaming around, one being the only one riding a Segway. During the night times, there are student who volunteer to be escorts, to escort or help people to their car and make them feel safer. To me, that's amazing!

    Greek Life

    I don't believe Mt. SAC has any sororities or fraternities. I haven't seen or heard anything about it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Mt. SAC offers a lot of different clubs and activities. I, myself am involved in the Society of Physics Students club: The Robotics Team. This team builds robots and compete with different colleges. I'm not a physics major, but I'm still welcome in the club. They also have the Caduceus club, which is related to the medical field. It offers a lot of opportunities to everyone who wants to join in. Other clubs include the interior design club, photography club, chemistry club, and more!

    Great for these types of students

    Mt. SAC is great for any students, but I would mostly recommend it to those who are still trying to figure out what they want to do in life or who they want to be. It's a great time to test the waters and take different classes to see what really sparks an interest in them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a fountain across the library where you can find just the most unusual mix of groups. But in summary, a lot of people call it the smoker's section. There is a part of the school called The Miracle Mile, which is a long road that lead from one end of the campus to the other. I like it because it's easier to meet up with your friends by saying meet me at the mile.

    Bang for the buck

    Mt. SAC is very cheap compared to other colleges out there. They offer financial aid. Make sure you apply for FAFSA, Cal grants, BOG, and also several scholarships. You never know what you'll get unless your try!

    What to do for fun

    Mt. SAC has a lot of fields. If you take a p.e. class, you'll be able to use those fields! That is, if you register for the athletic sports. As for me, I took aerobics and yoga and I loved every minute of it. Yoga was calm and relaxing while in aerobics, we were able to go out to the track across the street and run laps, or even go to the hills across the street as well to hike. One of the hills is called poop out hill. Mt. SAC also has the wildlife sanctuary offered to mostly the Bio/science classes for entrance. It's a pretty amazing place where you see nature all around, swamps, ponds, birds, and just imitation wildlife.

    Food and Dining

    Mt. SAC offers several different choices. In the cafeteria, they have pizzas, pastas, Mexican food, Subway-like sandwiches, and Carl's Jr. They also have Wow at the Mountie Grill, which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's a little bit on the pricey side to me, but I've heard the food tastes good. There are also a lot of seats/benches open for people looking for a place to dine. There are also campus cafes located around campus where they offer Starbucks Coffee, pastries, chips, candies, packed sandwiches/lunch, salad, sushi, and more!

    Dorm Life

    I have no dorm life experience at Mt. SAC considering I only live less than half an hour away from campus. I do, however, know that Mt. SAC and Cal Poly Pomona share apartment complexes. I haven't heard anything negative about it just yet.

    Academic Rigor

    Mt. SAC really wants you to succeed. They want you to be able to pass all your classes with at least a C or better. They put people on probation if they have failed classes multiple times. They want what's best for the students, especially being full time. Not all the professors or classes are hard. But if you do your best, you'll make it to the top.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved! Join clubs and make yourself known. Don't be a stranger, and get to know your professor, but make sure they get to know you too. I was shy during my first semester at Mt. SAC. But once I got comfortable and I started liking my classes/professors, I wanted to do all that I could to make sure I have a good reputation. Who knows, someday you'll be asking for recommendation letters! Take extracurricular activities that will give you benefits! Benefits such as first day priority registration. A lot of students have trouble getting the classes that they need, or even any class as long as they have one. I'm involved in choir and it gives me first day priority. I haven't had any problems getting my classes and I'm well on track with my units. I'm also in the honors program because I wanted to challenge myself and try something different. I'm ready to graduate and transfer!

    In three sentences

    Mt. SAC was a great school, in my opinion. Most of my professors were great and helped me succeed in class. It's a huge campus, but not big enough where you'll get lost.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 64 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Lay on the grass and relax.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not bad and not good either. Typical fast food.

    Dorm Life

    I have never been in the dorms, but it looks nice

    Academic Rigor

    The professors that I have had were fun and straight forward. They also explained the topics very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    First year is tough, if you do not have priority or something that gives you priority.

    In three sentences

    Campus is very large and very nice. Staff is welcoming and friendly. Even the weather is beautiful.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 65 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many different sports on campus, that students can go and cheer on the Mountaineers to victory.

    Food and Dining

    Mt. Sac has a few dining places to eat. They are a little pricy, so I would suggest to save money to bring a lunch or snack.

    Dorm Life

    Mt Sac does not have dorms of their own, but there are dorm opportunites a mile away across the street from Cal Poly Pomona that Mt. Sac students can live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Mt. Sac's academic rigor is really good. They are there to make sure their students become successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to make sure that they go and see a counselor and declare a major. I would also advise them to have their paperwork filled out and be patient, because it does take time for things to be proccessed.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Sac is a great school to attend. They are very helpful towards their students reach success. I would recommend students to go there and be successful.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 66 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    NONE

    Clubs and Activities

    THERE ARE 50 CLUBS ON CAMPUS

    What to do for fun

    CLUBS, STUDENT GOVERMENT

    Food and Dining

    SODEXO. REALLY EXPENSIVE FOOD BUT THERE IS ACOUPLE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT AROUND CAMPUS CHEAPER.

    Dorm Life

    NONE.

    Academic Rigor

    DEPPENDING ON THE CLASS AND THE PROFFESOR

    Tips for prospective students

    SEEK TUTORING

    In three sentences

    ITS A GOOD SCHOOL, VERY PROFESIONAL AND KNOWLEABLE STAFF, NOT A LOT OF STUDENT LIFE.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 67 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If you feel unsafe feel free to call campus security and they will gladly escort you to your car and wait until you leave.

    Greek Life

    None. (that I'm aware of)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a hidden Starbucks on campus which is located in the science buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    Community college is no doubt cheaper than a university! Apply for as much help as you can and you may not even have to spend more than $5. Do visit the financial aid office at least once a week to follow up with your FAFSA and BOG waiver. You should know that Mt. Sac now distributes your FAFSA money through a company called higher one, if you don't want to be stuck paying weird fees when using this card make sure to link your own bank account; however, you do need to activate the higher one card in order to receive your money.

    What to do for fun

    CLUBS! There are many clubs to join and you can even come up with your own if you'd like.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few fast food places to eat around the school. On campus there is a Carl's Jr. but that's it. A five minute drive down Grand Ave. you'll find In N Out, Panera Bread, Chipotle,etc.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately there are no dorms because this is a community (commuter) college; although, there are some apartments down the street from Mt.Sac available for rent.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically this is a very good community college to attend because the classes are an average 20-32 people. So the professor will definitely remember who you are and will be able to work with you. Just make yourself stand out.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend show up at least an hour early to find parking, sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't. Always have an up to date parking permit or you WILL get a ticket. You can purchase the permits at the Bursur's office for $20. Also, if you're trying to add a class but don't get any luck the first day go the second and third day because you never know.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio is definitely the college you want to attend if you're struggling financially. This school has a great atmosphere and friendly people. Although, there is a lot of people who smoke.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 68 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. There are campus safety call phones all over campus. Campus security constantly roams the campus and are easy to get a hold of. There is also a Mt. SAC alarm system where students can sign up online with their phones to auto-receive texts if there is some sort of emergency on or near campus.

    Greek Life

    As with a lot of clubs and a large community college as ours, social life is outstanding. There are tons of students and faculty to get involved with in addition to clubs and activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs on campus such as the Alpha Gamma Sigma club which is a volunteer and honors club and also the Fire Tech club just two name two. There are plenty of club and non-club related activities that go on during the month. One of the popular activities is the shows at the planetarium.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is for everyone, what college isn't; however, Mt. SAC is top rate for high transfer rate to other universities so this place is definitely for those that plan on transferring as well as those that just want to obtain a certificate or associates degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual location on campus is called Miracle Mile. It's basically a stretch of sidewalk pavement from one end of the college to the opposite end. Everyone calls it miracle mile because it really is at least a mile long and that's the main route that most students walk across.

    Bang for the buck

    The price for all community colleges in Southern California is relatively the same, unit wise so it's definitely cheaper than going straight to a Cal-State or university. With the amount of classes Mt. SAC offers, the diverse number of professors, and extracurricular activities this college offers, you definitely get your bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs to join as well as PE classes. There is a monthly event calendar for events that clubs host such as food sales. Sometimes there will be speakers coming to speak on campus and sometimes radio stations stop by for some music fun. There is a Student Activities Center where students can relax in the lounge, watch TV, or play ping pong.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there is a Carl's Jr., Starbucks, the Mountie Grill. The Mountie Grill serves all kinds of foods such as pizza, nachos, burritos, etc. that are fresh and cooked to order.

    Dorm Life

    One star because this is a community college so there are no dorms nor does the school have any listings for apartments; however, there are apartments and houses for rent around the school. Some students will post listings all over campus to anyone interested.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough to say whether any class or school or college is hard. It all depends on the major so that is why I'm rating this as a 3 to keep it neutral. Some general education classes will be easy, some will be difficult, but it all depends on the individual. What's great about this college is the amount of classes offered so if one thinks chemistry is hard, they can take astronomy or biology instead.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the resources the school offers such as the library, their online databases, tutoring, and other services such as their Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) to name one. Be active and join some type of program such as sports, music, arts, and/or join one of the many clubs there are on campus. Make friends and get to know your professors so that they may provide you with academic help or letters of recommendations for the future.

    In three sentences

    This college definitely gives the feel/vibe of being in a university due to it's size and amount of resources it can provide. The professors, counselors as well as faculty truly care about their students and want them to succeed. There are also numerous opportunities given here such as specified associate degrees, sports, and certificate programs which is why Mt. SAC is an awesome community college.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 69 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a chiropractor that is free to students if they pay the mandatory student activity fee, you can also receive flu shots and get necessities from the health center at mt sac

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fun clubs and extra curricular activities students can participate in. Also through out the year there are different on campus festivities and celebrations that all students are welcome too :) It's awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be persistent with getting classes! Even if a teacher denies you the first couple days claiming there are no spaces available, chances are people drop and if the teacher sees you are consistently showing up, he/she will consider adding you

    In three sentences

    Mount Sac is a great school to complete the general requirements in order to transfer. The teachers and staff are informative and quite knowledgeable with material and they really help the students succeed through college.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 70 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very staffed with an ample amount of security officers

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Great selection of clubs and fundraisers, some organizations even cater to the large asian student immigrants on campus

    Great for these types of students

    This campus goes great for those that dont mind small hilly walks to campus, surrounded by lush greenery and grassy knolls. For the purist

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to most colleges and universities, mt sac offers great prices for the quality of teaching that one receives on this campus as well as the opportunities that they offer for students such as employment, clubs, and academic programs

    What to do for fun

    Explore the hilly and scenic campus, certain spots on campus are great to escape any distractions and study or whatever it is you may need peace and quiet for.

    Food and Dining

    Foods great! They have good selection not only at the campus cafe but off campus as well, they are surrounded with student-friendly restaurants and fast food places

    Dorm Life

    They do not offer dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors are not baby sitters so do not expect to be pampered or catered to like you may have been in high school or even at home, this school means business and so should you the minute you walk on that campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as many classes as you can, at first you might have a terrible registration date but do not get discouraged, do excellent in the classes you do receive and the school will recognize that and improve your registration date significantly

    In three sentences

    Great teaching staff. They are passionate about teaching and emphasize the importance of continuing ones education

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 71 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Some security cops

    Bang for the buck

    Yes! its very cheap for education.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing, just try to get out of there!

    Academic Rigor

    Its a hard tough and hostile environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard Stay focused. Be competitive you got to want it.

    In three sentences

    Is a Community college that is highly over populated. To succeed you must be a loyal and hard-working student. Determined and keep a calm state of mind.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 72 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For the time that I have been attending Mt. SAC nothing has come to my knowledge about it not being safe.

    Great for these types of students

    MT.SAC is great for students who live locally and want to live at home. It is also great for students who want to be able to walk around and take a moment.

    Bang for the buck

    Although some of the books are expensive the classes are relatively cheap.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and student activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is a farmers market on certain days. There are also some food and snack shops as well as vending machines. Mt. SAC is across the street from fast food places/cafes, grocery stores, and a gas station.

    Dorm Life

    There are not any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    So far so good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in mind what your academic goal is, if it changes thats okay.

    In three sentences

    It is local and easy to get to. It is somewhat difficult the classes I need due to the amount of students. It has a variety of students who all have something to offer.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 73 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ive never had any problems so i guess that means campus security is doing thier job

    Greek Life

    no greek

    Clubs and Activities

    theres lots of diffrent clubs to join. they usually have a rally so people can pick and chose what they wanna do

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    its just a really big campus

    Bang for the buck

    classes are cheap and you get a great education

    What to do for fun

    i played sports in my spare time

    Food and Dining

    theres a few spots to get food. nothing special though

    Dorm Life

    there arent any dorms

    Academic Rigor

    academically they are very good, and the professors really care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Park early because there are 5000 parking spots and over 40000 students.

    In three sentences

    Mt Sac has definitely been a place where i have grown a lot. Ive been there two years so far and have had a blast . As i prepare to transfer out i have nothing but good things to say about the school.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 74 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    STUDY WITH FRIENDS! :)

    Food and Dining

    Food at and around Mt. SAC is good in general there are many small restaurants/cafes that are student friendly.

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm here.

    Academic Rigor

    If your lazy school will always be hard, if your put in the work you will get results you want. Mt SAC is a very good school with awesome professors that care for students and if you don't work hard you will not succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your resources; Councilors, Professors, student services center. Join clubs and be involved! Give it your all or your wasting your time!

    In three sentences

    Mt San Antonio College is a great community college that I highly recommend to anyone. Mt. SAC cares about students and students care about Mt. SAC. All in all Mt SAC is a great institution to get where ever you need go and provides endless opportunities

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 75 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    attend school and socialize with class mates or other students here on campus.

    Food and Dining

    It is just a junior college but i wish we had a smoothie or a healthy shop you can go to here on campus to eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and you will definitely succeed.

    In three sentences

    This campus is very friendly as far as the teachers, staff and students go. College at mt. San Antonio is a fantastic experience due to the help you get when you have a need. I will refer anyone to attend this college.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 76 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to computer lab

    Food and Dining

    Many convinient food court

    Dorm Life

    Not bad

    Academic Rigor

    Satisfied

    Tips for prospective students

    You will not regret coming to MT.Sac, but you will have to expect the difficult of attending classes since there are so many students.

    In three sentences

    Mt.Sac has great technologies for the students. It is one of the greatest 2-years college in CA. The professors are also very brilliant and kind.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 77 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    I commute, so I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself, you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend attending Mt. SAC instead of a 4-year for the first 2 years, you will save tons of money.

    In three sentences

    Mt. SAC is the ideal community college with a great program for athletes as well. It is affordable, has great professors, and tons of resources to aid us in success. I would recommend Mt. SAC to anyone leaving high school before they hit the 4-year schools.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 78 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. The campus police are nice and act fast if anything happens.

    Bang for the buck

    You can't get any more affordable than Mt. Sac. It's the deal of the century. Low price great education.

    Food and Dining

    Mt. Sac have really good on campus food courts. If your not into that, you have many options of food just down the street.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school. Very helpful and informative. It helps that it has a lot of courses.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 79 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can join a club or a sport. There's a student life center where you can play Foosball and ping-pong .

    Food and Dining

    The food places on campus are not the best. They are super slow on getting your order ready.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be challenging if you make it challenging for yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get into programs that will help you get priority registration, because getting the classes you want and at the times you want can be tricky.

    In three sentences

    The staff are there to help you succeed. Mt. SAC has a bunch of different centers that can help you if your having trouble. They also have a Lot of resources available to you.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 80 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    International students Sports Students Health related major students Robotics program students

    What to do for fun

    all of the clubs are fun in their own way, you'll just have to get invovlved to see it.

    Food and Dining

    has a wide variety of food choices, so you will not get bored, or have to go off of campus.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    very high expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your class work. Study double the amount of time your actually in class. utilize the learning center.

    In three sentences

    Has a very successful sports program. Parking is not the best. has many differnt programs available to students in need.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 81 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is generally safe, and there are always security nearby. There is also a security service for night classes for anyone walking out to their car.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Gamma Sigma are available on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide range available for every interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Wide range; anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I can specifically think of.

    Bang for the buck

    The nice thing about Mt. SAC is that there are a great deal of scholarships and financial aid available if you do your homework.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and social activities are always available on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafes, a chicken place, and Carl's Jr. available on campus. The food is good and affordable. Also snack places throughout campus and a Starbucks.

    Academic Rigor

    The great thing about Mt. SAC is that there is a range of academic vigor available. The Honor's program is a great option if you are looking for more vigor, and there are remedial classes available if you need more help. Otherwise, the classes are, generally speaking, no harder than a good high school class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a plan upon entering; know what classes you want to accomplish. It is easy to get stuck for years trying to get everything done. Get to know your academic advisers; they'll help you save money and time and get to where you want to go. Also, become active on campus; join clubs and be a part of the social activities. Being social will help you to enjoy your time here.

    In three sentences

    Everyone's experience here is different. Only you can decide what your experience will be; be smart about your time here.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 82 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Mt. Sac holds a lot of fairs and fun events.

    Tips for prospective students

    See a counselor.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Sac has a beautiful campus. The college has wonderful teachers. Mt.Sac is a great college to attend.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 83 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join a club and get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The only downside to the food stops are the expensive healthy foods. Other than that, there is always a food stop close by.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home so I don't know what dorm life is like.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulties/challenges in each class depends on the professor. Make sure you put in the time to study and take advantage of tutoring services, your chances of success will be higher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help, everyone is very friendly. It also helps to make an appointment with a counselor so they can help you organize your goals.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio college offers so many resources and services to help students to succeed, which I found very impressive. The staff in each department aiming to help students are always friendly and understanding. It's also great that there are always fun events or informational-type events that go on.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 84 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never hear about any crime at Mt.SAC. There's always security around and security poles in the parking lots to call for help if you ever need it.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Mt.SAC sports teams are pretty good. If your an athlete you should really try out for a team.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are unsure about their major and anyone who can't afford university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a sanctuary here at Mt.SAC and its really pretty.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a community college so of course its much cheaper than university, but be sure to apply for the BOG waiver, it helps so much in reducing your fees!

    What to do for fun

    There's tons! Pomona is a 10 minute drive from campus, L.A. is about 45 minutes away, and there's always the beaches which are a little under an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    Mt.SAC has plenty of dast food and small shops on campus, and even more food located at the shopping centers on Grand Avenue.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends what professor you pick. Some are incredibly easy, while others seem impossible to pass. Always check ratemyprofessor.com.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get priority! Either through sports or join a club, anything! Priority is very important at a school with so many people.

    In three sentences

    Great school to attend! Tons of classes, people, and activities. A really great choice if you want to attend a community college before university.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 85 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always driving around and respond quickly to any emergency.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs here at Mt. Sac that you can join even if you are not certain you have a interest in the field the clubs tailor towards. Every year clubs compete for the club of the year award and that is a big motivation for all clubs to get involved with the community and school.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are not certain of what field of study they want to pursue will most likely get a great understanding once they are involved with clubs and classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best location to go release bowel movement is always in the math buildings as the bathrooms are the cleanest.

    Bang for the buck

    Mt. Sac is a community college that charges about 50 dollars a unit. It is very affordable and the classes you take are worth every penny. Although the social life will be lacking since it is a community college, you will get what you want out of the education programs that set you up perfectly to succeed when you transfer to a University.

    What to do for fun

    The best part of Mt. Sac are the various clubs and activities that you can join and meet friends with similar interest. There are campus events from time to time, but the music is not only loud, but also is always hip-hop so no one really attends these events. Your best bet would be to join a club and get involved with what you find interesting rather than the on campus events tailored for the general student body.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus dining experience was terrible. The foods are all over priced and filled with preservatives. As a matter of fact, the restaurants on campus are all greasy and fried foods. I would recommend driving about 2 miles to the village to get food from establishments such as In-N-Out and Chipotle.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life at the Community College. In fact there is no housing at all.

    Academic Rigor

    I personally give it 5 stars out of 5 because I am a Nursing major and the prerequisites were mainly all science classes, such as Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology. I have also seen many students pushed to their limits in Physics and Chemistry courses, so I believe the STEM major classes are quite rigorous. However the easy humanities major classes were all really easy as the maximum unit class for humanities majors were 3 units.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend joining different clubs that spark your interest so you have a better understanding of the major you will be transferring with. It is also very important to keep in contact with a counselor to not only plan out your prospective schedule, but also to hear about different opportunities that come and go related to community service and events related to your desired field of study.

    In three sentences

    Mt. Sac has an excellent staff of professors that will teach you at a level of a University. The community is vibrant and there are many opportunities to get involved, such as clubs and societies. However, there are just too many students and not enough classes to actually finish prerequisites in a timely manner.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 86 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Minimal safety issues on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    From what I hear, they are plenty to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Embraces all types of students from various walks of life.

    What to do for fun

    Study. It's college right!

    Food and Dining

    Your typical fast food restaurants. Surrounding the school and some nice eateries.

    Academic Rigor

    Epitome of excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with educational couselors to ensure your future path to succeed and graduate.

    In three sentences

    Is an excellent institution of learning. They provide a lot of available resources to enhance student success. In addition they offer many diverse programs.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 87 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    MSAC itself has very little to do for fun. It is really up to you, the student, to seek out others and network yourself. There are many clubs open at SAC and I highly suggest you join at least one to extend your community college experience. Walnut is a relatively tame town. It lacks clubs, bars, and an active night life. There is, however, a highly populated 24 hour fitness near the Village. What Walnut lacks in fun it makes up in academic prestige, good study environment, and small town atmosphere. There are lots more things to do towards the West as you near Los Angeles. Rowland Heights has a lot more places catered to young people as well as Asian foods.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining near MSAC is quite good. There are many fast-food restaurants catered to young people. These include: In n Out, Starbucks, Ten Ren's (an Asian favorite), Chipotle, and Chik Fil A. More Asian flavor diversity can be found by traveling west towards Los Angeles around the city of Rowland Heights. There are lots of scrumptious Asian restaurants that include food such as sushi, dim sum, hot pot, and korean BBQ.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available, but here is what I know of housing experience around MSAC. I lived at home, but here is what I learned from living around the area and word of mouth. Walnut is a beautiful, small suburban town. If you can land a room here, prepare to pay up as rates increase due to multiple factors including: proximity to good schools, property values are high, and you're living among middle-class to high middle-class residents. Pomona is a lot cheaper to live in. However, prepare for lower quality management. This includes cockroaches in the apartments across MSAC due to the incompetent nature of their management. There are lots of restaurants and cafe-oriented places around SAC, especially at the Village down Grand Ave. If you live far, I suggest bringing study materials and a laptop and coming here.

    Academic Rigor

    MSAC has a varying degree of academic rigor, depending on your major, professors, and work ethic. For one, MSAC's physics department is notorious for its difficulty. Most students who care about their GPAs avoid taking physics if possible. However, the physics department is rigorous for a reason as MSAC's physics/engineering club often score highly in their robotics contests. My own subject, Computer Science, has a relatively limited offering at MSAC. Courses are extremely limited and sections are often cut due to budget limitations. I highly recommend Professor Vo, if you can land a course with him. Many of the programming professors are either unqualified for teaching their respective subjects or do not teach the course you need to transfer out. Prepare to bring your own laptop if you are attempting to add. Do not give up, do not surrender. Grab those classes like it's your lifeblood.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend taking public transportation or bicycling to school as parking here is horrendous. Examples of my experiences with Mt. SAC's well-thought out parking lot design include: being cited for parking illegally with hundreds of other students parking on red-marked sidewalks. Another instance included the time when my car was towed as I had parked across at the shopping plaza to avoid missing my exam. In total, Mt. SAC's debacle of a parking lot coupled with the countless swarms of students resulted in about $500. I consider myself lucky as I live in the city of Walnut, 10 minutes from the school. Consider alternative transportation if you do decide to attend. Classes and registration are among the most limited of resources in MSAC. Use whatever means and grab any opportunity to achieve priority registration. I highly regret not applying to Student Government for the registration benefits. As per most non-university student governments, most officers need not be fully competent nor experienced with leadership. Simply putting yourself out there and being social will net a far better experience at community college than my own work-hard, try and get out experience. Professors are hit or miss at MSAC. Take www.ratemyprofessors.com with a grain of salt. I have had difficult professors be some of my most passionate mentors in their subjects and the easiest class ever professors simply reciting off the textbooks. Be prepared to drop and/or add any of your required classes. Most importantly, start on your MAJOR pre-requisite courses IMMEDIATELY. Do not procrastinate and try to find the best professors in your respective field of study. Your competence and knowledge in the subject are strongly determined by the efficacy and rigor of your mentors.

    In three sentences

    Prepare to fight your hardest for classes, parking, and registration priority. Mt. SAC was a bittersweet experience reminiscent of most community colleges nowadays. It is up to you, the student, to find the hidden opportunities and educational prospects present at SAC.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 88 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat & chill around the area, especially if you love asian food!

    Academic Rigor

    THE BEST!

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY STUDY STUDY!

    In three sentences

    Mt. SAC is a great school. All the teachers that I've come across really care about their students & want them to succeed. Mt. SAC is where I truly excelled in my courses. I am a nursing major. I took my prerequisites here & now about to enter my third year of their nursing program. I don't regret going to this school. It is the best decision I made! I've been to several other community colleges & nothing compares to the education MT. SAC provides!

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 89 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe when I am at school because I see campus security driving or walking around all the time. You can even call them so they can escort you to your car at night.

    Greek Life

    There is one that I know of and I can't think of the name. Once you have made the Dean's list you'll be able to apply for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs that cater to diversity and academics or sports. They also have fun activities and contests that involve the students. You can also donate blood every month when the Red Cross is there. They also have a college fair and a farmers market.

    Great for these types of students

    There is something for everyone: art, music, business, sports, dance, health, teaching, swimming, and English as a second language.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite building is the music and dance building. I love walking through the music building and hearing people sing or play instruments. I also love the dance building because you can watch, if they don't mind, the beautiful dances they create and perform.

    Bang for the buck

    Community college is a lot cheaper than starting your college career at a university. There's financial aid, grants, scholarships, and fee waivers so you might not need a loan.

    What to do for fun

    You can join a club, play sports or be involved in student government.

    Food and Dining

    There's really not much a variety. There's Carl's Jr., The Mountie Grill, and little convenient stores. The mountie grill has hot and cold sandwiches with fries. the little convenient stores have cold sandwiches and other junk food like chips and candy. There's seating outside and inside, but only outside seating for the mountie grill. They all have clean inside seating and an A rating.

    Dorm Life

    I am giving this one star because there is no dorm life. You have to live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes it can be competitive because the class you want may not have enough openings to accommodate a lot of people. Since the budget cuts there have been less classes being offered. Make sure you can handle a full schedule if you're taking more than one class that is 3-4 units because you don't want your GPA to drop. Overall, I would say the academics are excellent for the students that are willing to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    You really need to know your registration deadlines. Stay on top of things and don't procrastinate. Make a list of the things you need to do and post it up in your bedroom so you won't forget. Talking to a counselor about your plan for college really helps. They know a lot more than your friends. You'll be spending a lot of time in the student service building because they have everything for you: academic counseling, financial aid, scholarship information, transfer information, military services, registration, bridge program, disabled student programs, high school outreach, extended Opportunity Program & Services, and Job Search & Employment. Since there is no parking structure, parking can be a little overwhelming because there are so many students trying to find parking at the last minute. So come to school at least an hour before to find parking for the first 2 weeks. Then you'll be able to find a parking spot quicker after the second week of school. Also pay your fees on time so you won't be dropped from your class and so you'll be able to register for the following semester. If you're trying to add a class it might take at least a week before you know if you're in the class or not, be patient.

    In three sentences

    There are many people you can talk to about receiving help, whether it be related to finances or school work. I really love the diversity at this school and you can always learn a new language with your classmates or by taking a language course. Lastly, every teacher I had was great and they were always there for their students.

  • 07/07/2013

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 90 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is very adverse. I enjoy not being stuck having one kind of food.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard nothing about dorm life. I would like to have the chance to live in a dorm, but have no information about it.

    Academic Rigor

    There is not much encouragement. But if you talk to the right person they get you on the right track.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make appointments if you need something, when they say that making an appointment is not necessary it is not true. Make sure you talk to a previous student to help get the basics down. Join a club or sport to help get priority registration.

    In three sentences

    It is very welcoming. The school is open enough and clear to as to which where everything is. The students all smile at me as I walk around.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 91 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The writers weekend conference every year. You meet many cool authors, poets, publishers, and many more interesting people. Not only do your skills as a writer improve, but the experience is great.

    What to do for fun

    The arcade across the street is fun. They have weekly tournaments for the serious gamers. There is events on campus and the writers weekend conference is once a year.

    Food and Dining

    There are many great choices in the area, and also down the street on Grand and Valley. Wish there was more of a selection.

    Dorm Life

    It is difficult to live on your own, and it is easier to live with a parent if possible.

    Academic Rigor

    It takes time to learn everything and get a great grade. You need to put the time and effort into every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, go to class on time, and study for the tests.

    In three sentences

    Great school to begin the college experience. Inspiring professors who do not give up on students. Different graduation and transfer opportunities.

  • 07/31/2013

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 92 of 116

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty of shopping and night life near by

    Food and Dining

    google it and you will find what ever munchies you are in the mood for yall hear me.

    Dorm Life

    Im only guessing I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    You can accomplish anything you set your mind too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask alot of questions dont hesitate.

    In three sentences

    Big campus I reccommend very comfortable walking shoes maybe even hicking boots very helpful staff, very visible signs and building names so you dont lose your way

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 93 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who have not excelled in the past. Also good for returning students.

    Bang for the buck

    Bank for the buck if the alternative is a University. However, I still think units could be more affordable. But no matter what, you can't please everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Fun? School is not for fun. It is for learning. If you consider learning fun, then step in to the library for some fun.

    Food and Dining

    Not much to choose from. But, it is better than leaving campus for food. You wont break the bank.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I know, Mount SAC does not have dorms. I could be wrong though. Either way, I can't answer this part.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are real tough. University type tough. Don't expect to breeze by any course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early for admission early. Plan out the classes you intend on adding before your registration date. Be ready to your classes the second you are allowed to.

    In three sentences

    Mount SAC is a good school if you can get the classes you want. The wait list for certain courses are very long. Hard to find parking, but well worth it if you can overcome the hurdles. All in all, I would recommend it if you are serious about transferring to another college.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 94 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    worth every penny

    What to do for fun

    Go to the labs!!! They might not be much fun but they are free to use and have free internet access!

    Food and Dining

    It's enough to subdue hunger but not all that satisfying.

    Academic Rigor

    Several of Mt. SAC's professors are professors at other Cal States and give much of the same load they would at a CSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time deciding your major. Don't take on too much in your first semester. Leave plenty of time for studying.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is the closest experience one can have to a four year college. The size of the campus, availability of classes and majors and student population make the jump to a four year college seem less frightening. It is by far a great school with lots of opportunities for those willing to seek them.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 95 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. I have not heard or seen any suspicious ativity while being on the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an array of clubs on the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't many things to do on the campus for fun. There are several organizations you can get involved with to make your time there a little more enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    the food isn't that great. I would recommend bringing your own food, however the campus is near several places of buisness for food.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult but you really need to apply your self. No class is impossible of passing with an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to Mt. San Antonio as a stepping stone before attending a university, I would definitely recommend this junior college. This is a less expensive route when beginning your post high school education.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College really helps you get the classes you need. The counslers tyr to help you get all the classes you need. The professors also do really try to make sure you walk away with something from the class.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 96 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students with a passion for their field of interest who want top-notch and engaging teachers.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, sport events, chilling out at local restaurants

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan out your classes in accordance to time of day and distance from one another.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great athletics program. The teachers here are phenomenal. There are so many things to see, to do, to learn.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 97 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention during the lectures. Do the homework and classwork to get a good grade.

    In three sentences

    It is a great campus. Outstanding teachers that care for their own students to succeed. The college itself has many resources for career opportunities and transfer services.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 98 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't seen any problems or issues but I have been told that it has a great system and it is the best on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have recently joined I.D.E.A.S which is a club who helps out the community and the society with equality which has been a big issue in the past years. I personally like to help and would like to be a great impact to our society.

    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is bake and cook for my friends when there is a special occasion or I listen to music which makes me grove to the tune.

    Food and Dining

    I like the snacks and food they offer here.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but still the environment at campus is very welcoming and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The only difficulty for me here was finding my classes because it is such a big campus and so many classrooms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage, they are here to help you and expand your education to the point were you are ready to transfer.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College for me has been a different and great experience. I have been attending this college for about two months and it has been very different from high school but in a good way. I would like to pursue my following classes and use to my advantage all the great workshops, tutoring and the awesome professors.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are lots of emergency buttons around campus for safety. Also campus safety is always patrolling around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and join some sports for class credits.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great wing restaurant and also the small caf���©s have some pretty good food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not board here so I am not sure.

    Academic Rigor

    Being that it is a community college, it is pretty laid back. It is also my first year so I have not had any hard classes based on general ed classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early! And make sure you get to school early to make sure you get a Parking spot.

    In three sentences

    It is very good school and all the teachers I have had really care about the students futures. The business department is great. I can't wait for my future years here because I seem to enjoy the campus.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    100 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    there is no specific cafeteria per say, but there is a hamburger, mexican food, pizza joint inside the campus. The only problem I have its that it is a bit pricey. There is also Starbucks and a few convenience stores

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    classes have a tendency to get smaller in size after a few weeks.. meaning, students don't show up

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking sucks... get there early Adding classes also sucks... (often times getting wait-listed is hard too)

    In three sentences

    If you search for resources, you will find them. They have a great counseling and transferring system. Campus is not small nor too big.

  • 11/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 116

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is one of the greatest colleges out there. The college does a really good job of bringing awareness of the programs it has to offer. Teachers are very helpful towards getting us towards our goals.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    good

    Greek Life

    good

    Clubs and Activities

    a great variety of clubs

    Great for these types of students

    agricultural majors and people who are interested in engineering. it is also great for many other majors such as the nursing or aviation program

    Bang for the buck

    Mount San Antonio College provides many opportunities for you to succeed as a college student. It offers many free services that in other colleges are not offered. The faculty members are very helpful and pleasant. Overall it is a great community college to attend to!

    What to do for fun

    everything is fun

    Food and Dining

    it has a decent amount of variety pertaining to the restaurants in or near the college although it is a little expensive/

    Dorm Life

    It is a community college therefore it does not offer the option of dorming.

    Academic Rigor

    decent academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask for help, as the people at Mt. SAC are always willing to do so.

    In three sentences

    Mount San Antonio College is a beautiful place to go. The campus is amazing, very organized and fun. The people are very friendly and helpful. There is a lot of opportunities to grow as student and learn new things. it is a great school.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    103 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Register as soon and you can and if you can't get a class show up on the first day and ask!

    In three sentences

    Mt. SAC has some excellent professors. It's very crowded and sometimes hard to get classes. Good stepping stone on the way to university.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    104 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    nothing..

    Food and Dining

    was okay, not too much choices..

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm ...

    Academic Rigor

    I love it !

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your class on time !

    In three sentences

    The school is very organized, people are friendly, and the teachers are great! What I like about this school is they give out opportunities for students to achieve their dreams. The whole environment is great!

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    105 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is relatively safe. There have not been any shootings, deaths, or violence as much as other campuses have experienced.

    Greek Life

    I'm not quite familiar with the Greek Life. However, I do know there are a few clubs oriented with that on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school provides lots of clubs and activities. The clubs range from academic major to cultural groups. There is essentially something for just about everybody available because of the diversity on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for students who plan on majoring in nursing, journalism, business, fashion, biology, agriculture, and lots of other majors because of the various courses and programs available on campus. If you pretty much have an idea of what you want to study, the school is likely the best candidate to help you succeed in your goal.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has a wild-life sanctuary that students get to explore depending on the science classes they are enrolled in. From what I have heard, it is filled with lots of amazing animals.

    Bang for the buck

    Mt. SAC is worth the price of admission. You get a great education for a fraction of what you would have paid at a four-year institution for your first two years of education. It is a great option to save money until you decide to transfer to a four-year institution. Although fees are rising state-wide, the school's tuition is still worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    The area around the campus is great for hiking and running because of its trails. The school provides lots of activities for the students. There is an arcade across the school for those who are interesting in games.

    Food and Dining

    The school's food is mediocre at best. The food is not good quality and not worth the price. There is variety. However, you're much better off eating from the restaurants around the school. An In-N-Out, McDonald's, Panera, Jack in the Box, Chipotle Grill, and Pollo Loco are among the many restaurants near the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available at Mt. SAC. It is completely a commuting college.

    Academic Rigor

    Generally, the classes are not too hard yet not too easy. They are the perfect balance of challenging. You can earn an A in the class by doing all the work decently, but you have to try and put effort. The math classes are top notch challenging so you'll know that the professors are actually serious about you learning so that you can be well prepared when you transfer to a four-year institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to take the placement tests as soon as possible. However, study a bit so that you can do good on the test and not place into remedial classes. Although it might be hard to initially get classes, try to get on the wait lists or attempt to add classes on the first days of school, it actually works. Do not slack off on financial aid, registration, and fee payments because it will come back to haunt you.

    In three sentences

    Mt. SAC is one of the best community colleges in the state of California. The professors are kind and care about the students. The learning experience is as good as a four-year university because some of the instructors also teach at four-year universities.

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 116

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This school is very big and gives you an opportunity to go far and work at your on rate. The counselors are very helpful, they offer pleanty of classes. I would recommend this school forallthose who are not sure on what school they want to attend.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    CLUBS, CLUBS, CLUBS! They offer so many great opportunities!

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes as soon as you can, take advantage of all the club activities, and do your best once you're enrolled.

    In three sentences

    A well rounded school for students. The Education here is supreme. The teachers are amazing as well.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    108 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    well there are a variet of ethnical foods on and near the campus.

    Dorm Life

    well there are no dorms so I cant say anything about it.

    Academic Rigor

    professors really want you to pass, but you got to do the work in order to receive the grade you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure u pass all your classes with a c or better. be an active student. don't take a class you don't need. talk to a counselor right away. do homework in advanced so you wont struggle study for the tests and quizzes.

    In three sentences

    that's its very friendly environment with lots of new people to meet. very chill, nice, and open minded to a lot of questions. not that bad as people said it would be.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    109 of 116

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always an event on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Good. Nothing to specal but the food that they do have is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go to the Library and study. Mostly always quite. Sitting on the grass is always nice too.

    In three sentences

    I love it. Its a great atmosphere completely different from high school. Beautiful campus and alot of fun. I love the school.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    110 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe here most of the times. But it might be because I have never taken a night class here.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs you can join, but the clubs are not that passionate enough to convince you to join. You might join them because it looks good on the transcript. But it is rare to see club members who are in the club because they love it.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to save lots of money during your first two years of college and you really do not mind transferring to a four-year university as a junior, this is the school for you. But if you think the first two years' experience at a university will play a huge role in your academic and social life, you might regret this decision.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student life center on campus and it's somehow always filled with people, but everyone in there seems a bit lame and awkward.

    Food and Dining

    Very little choices. All pretty unhealthy and not fresh.

    Dorm Life

    Never heard about it.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want a 4.00 GPA and very good recommendation letters from professors, there is always more you can do. Classes give manageable workloads, however. It is really up to how much you want to get out of the whole experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs and honors program as soon as school starts. This will give you so much more opportunities. Also, see academic adviser as early as possible to discuss your plans.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonia has many classes you can take for fun. Passionate and helpful professors teaching small classes. The honors program will help you out a lot when you transfer!

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    111 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The on campus safety officers are the nicest people ever. Super helpful. Plus the school is in the middle of Walnut, a super safe community.

    What to do for fun

    Hike, run, eat, go to on campus shows....etc.

    Food and Dining

    Sucky and overpriced. Bring lunch :p

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what you are majoring in. For example, a large number of students in my organic chemistry class ranked in the 90th percentile nationally when compared with schools such as Harvey Mud and various UC campuses. It is still a community college though... so other classes are going to be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Want priority registration? JOIN something! All I had to do was sing in a room for 1.5 hours twice a week and I got top priority registration. So simple.

    In three sentences

    This school was extremely resourceful. Safe area, nice people, and wonderful professors. Get involved and ask questions and you will be fine.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go see one of the amazing plays at the Mt. Sac Theater. The musical performance is also amazing as well where you see truly talented people.

    Food and Dining

    The dining at Mt. Sac is very good and the best breakfast burrito you'll ever have in college. They also have a very good coffee shop on the other side. The Cafeteria changes the food every other week to give everyone a choice. If not there's a Carl's Jr next door that will suffice.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics are on par with some of the hardest classes you can take a huge universities. They demand you to work hard to set your self up to for success. But not without knowing your limits and pushing yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't like the big university feel, but love the big university education then this is the place for you. Professor from all around the globe that just want you to succeed in life as well as academically. But also don't be afraid to branch out, try new things and you might discover something you never knew you liked.

    In three sentences

    A school where arts are on the same pace as the athletics. Where you can start to grow to the person you were born to be. Mt. Sac has something for every student that walks those halls and puts you on the path to success.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a few restaurants/shopping centers down the street from campus. Also not to far from west covina mall, montclair mall, and puente hills mall.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best but not the worst. A little pricey on campus but when you're hungry you'll pay anything.

    Dorm Life

    Non, only off campus housing available.

    Academic Rigor

    Decent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep up your grades; if you have above a 3.0 GPA you will make the honor roll which will lead to priority registration.

    In three sentences

    Small but growing campus. Adding new buildings which will lead to more classes for students. Overall one of the top 10 community colleges in my opinion.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are great and keep an eye out for you!

    Greek Life

    Sadly none.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of sports teams, bands, art and theater clubs around.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes or preforming arts.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is unbeatable. I believe its around $30 a credit hour.

    What to do for fun

    There are flyers for all different types of events from festivals to art shows around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of options in the area.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Perfect place to prep yourself for university level classes at an affordable price.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join sports teams.

    In three sentences

    A great university prep and transfer community college. Mt. Sac has a diverse and equal opportunity for success. The Mounties are dominate in academics and athletics.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Mt. SAC is a very safe college. Security guards are always patrolling the campus day and night.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs on campus. The most recent one is the environmental club. They are very diverse and open minded. My professor is in charge on the club and we set up meeting to visit different places, such as; the beach, wildlife sanctuary (on campus) etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Mt. SAC is a very diverse college. This college is for every student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love hanging out at the student center. I love meeting new people and sometimes professors come and join us and play pool with us, or eat with us.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe Mt.SAC is a great college for everyone. It's diverse and welcoming to all students. Everyone is helpful and helps each other out. We look out for each other. The professors are very professional and will help if there is any misunderstandings in class, the counselors are very friendly and want the best for the student. They go above and beyond to help the students reach their goals.

    What to do for fun

    There is a 'Wild Life Sanctuary' on campus where its very peaceful and full of life. There's a lot of different plants and animals. Mt. SAC has a theater where students can go and see plays, the Student Center where students can watch television, play pool, and have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    There are delicious restaurants on campus. I suggest WOW Cafe. It's very delicious and affordable. There are also restaurants outside campus such as; Subway, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Yoshinoya, and little family owned restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Counselors have an 'open door policy' they are there to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up, if the material seems hard get with your professor, they are very helpful. Set up a study group with your classmates, its a great way to learn.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio College is very affordable. It offers endless opportunities for students to succeed. Mt. San Antonio College is a great way to start your future.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    spend time with my children, I also enjoy exercising.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to walk, up and down hills.

    In three sentences

    Mt. San Antonio college is a great place to begin a new career.