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  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for all students special for those who do not have the money or financial aid to attend four year school. Besides you can always transfer out.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are great programs to assist students to enhance development and increase achievement rates among the students.

    Bang for the buck

    At Rio Hondo the average cost of class in around $36 a unit and almost all classes here at Rio Hondo are transferable to all other schools in CA.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is under construction and should be done completely by Spring 2012. Several sections of constructions are visible and the school is going to look more modern and open areas for students to hag out.

    Am learning a lot

    The college is very student oriented and offers tons of classes not only on campus but online and at several other sites to expand to all students.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    Its a great college to be at.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can bond because Rio Hondo is so diverse. =]

    Tips for prospective students

    Almost always you are going to find yourself with a lot of pressure from parents, professors and even society to be what they what you to be. One tip that I would give students is never to give upon their dream. There is no such thing as a bad dream; there are just people who do not think that you can handle that type of eternal imagination. Once a professor told me, �You can have a person steal your ideas, but no one can ever steal what is inside here, (pointing at my head).� So go ahead and get you boots dirty; get rough and march on, who cares what people say if they think you cannot become a doctor or a lawyer or whatever your dream is. Sing the melody line you hear in your head. But, remember that there are a lot of resources that are willing to help you in college; it is just the matter of looking for them.

    Bang for the buck

    The unit is $46 but it covers for the psychological services and nursing emergencies that you might need. You can also eat for free for four days as A.S.B sponsors their fellow students with pizza, chips and many times candy with a drink. The first time is when the semester is barely starting; the second time is when midterms are coming up and the last, is when finals are coming up. It�s a nice relaxing way of thinking that at least you don�t have to worry about buying food for three days on exam seasons and you mingle to relieve a little stress before going back to study. Also, you can take advantage of the Eureka, which fits your skills with careers and steps to get your dream job, free! All of these services are paid when you pay your tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the fact that Rio Hondo is a small college to be around, great diversity in student’s ethnicity background and great support from outreach programs. Having a small class gives you the opportunity to have a closer connection with your professors. Imagine taking a class in a large classroom where 130 students can fit at most. Well, this happens in almost every college, but not in Rio Hondo College! This will limit your distractions and the possibility of getting lost among all the students you have to compete with. Yes, you guessed right. You will have more time to worry about the tests and studying time than on how many are competing with you for a good grade. Having this said, the classes are more selective and smaller. Rio Hondo College is also very diverse with ethnicity backgrounds, which makes it even a more interesting place to meet people and to bond with. Rio Hondo also offers great support from staff to those who qualify. There are programs for the disabled, the low-income, nursing programs, and math and science majors. Pretty much help is in the college you would just have to look for it. There is even a program for free tutoring and free printing center.

    Academic Rigor

    Three skills came up to my mind after I walked out from each class: time management, perseverance and creativity. Time management is essential in everything that you do in this life and you will practice this in full extent if you are a full-time student. You are expected to come up with innovative ideas to being able to balance all classes, work and extracurricular activities, not to mention family or social times. The key to time management though, is being able to prioritize what matters the most and what is going to give you the most benefits or if a task has a closer deadline. When this is mastered, then whatever is left will fall in its place. The next skill is perseverance. There is a famous quote that says, �Perseverance is not a long run but instead many short runs.� This is exactly the way professors will test you stress threshold. You really just have to follow a routine that has worked for you to become successful. It could be studying right after class that makes a difference between an A from a B. The third skill is creativity. While this skill is sometimes bypassed by many college students, this is one of the most important things to do when everything fails; this includes the first two skills. Being creative is really not hard. You just have to find ways to learn differently; being open- minded. This means, for example, that you can study with a group rather than studying alone. The trick here is to find at most five people including you and really help each other master the material. If you really want to learn in college and stand out from the crowd then, you will have to practice your good skills or work to make them better. These three, always work for me but whatever works for you. Good luck!

  • 06/17/2012

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are officers there all the time making sure everything is safe fgor everyone

    Clubs and Activities

    They are all very fun and exciting! There's a club for everyone to join

    Great for these types of students

    Any student would really enjoy this campus, as long as they are willing to meet others and have a positive attitude.

    What to do for fun

    Join as many clubs as you can! It helps you meet many people and they can later end up helping you in your academics.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very delicious! Many varieties than you can choose from! They made a starbucks just recently!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors are very helpful and are willing to help you in anything you need. Some are strict but it gives you more discipline as a student

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy many people here are very willing to help you in anything you may need. Also, join clubs to meet other people with same interest!

    In three sentences

    This college has many great opportunities for many low income families. It also helps by giving students a chance to attend a University. It has programs which help students who struggle in classes.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 52

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College offers a lot of information about any questions on has. If they can't answer your questions, they help you find them. Its a great school and easy to get into classes.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In all of my time attending Rio Hondo Community College I have never encountered any saftey hazards or assults. Although the college is located in a mountain region, many locations have emergency phone polls to call for help. In general Rio Hondo is very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Rio Hondo College is great for student who seek a hire education, would like to transfer to a university after completing their general education, or look to receive a degree

    Bang for the buck

    Rio Hondo College courses provide more than adequite knowledge and satisfacion for and degree or general education anyone may seek.

    What to do for fun

    There is a wide variety of sports or clubs people join for tons of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The quizine at the schools cafeteria is quite good. There s a wide range of delectible choices and there are also food items for vegans and vegitarians.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The Rio Hondo College courses aren't too rigorous. The difficulty of the class depends on how easily you grasp the lessons, weather or not you study, and if you have a familiarity with the courses you wish to enroll in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become affiliated with the school campus before applying for classes to avoid getting lost. Be social, the small student body makes it almost, a must, to make friends. Don't refrain from asking for aditional help.

    In three sentences

    RIo Hondo a great school with a very welcoming environment. The school popullation is not large but is still growing in numbers, and the faculty provides many useful and friendly services. College courses at Rio Hondo are very interactive.

  • 09/08/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any that want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just apply and take the first step in life.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a community college, so I got what I paid for as far as class went. At many times the classes I needed were all ready full so I had to wait for them.

    Did enjoy being here

    The staff was great and it was close to my home.

    Did learn a lot

    It is a smaller community college that offers a wide range of class.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    great for the non traditional single parent who needs childcare and special services if you are low income. the waiting for the programs are not long.

    Food and Dining

    there is a new cafeteria which opens this spring 2012. hopefully the food is much better.

    Tips for prospective students

    parking is crazy but its a great school. no long waiting lists for any program including childcare for parents.

    In three sentences

    rio hondo is a great place to get a jumpstart on your education. the school is not over crowded and classes are not hard to get in. there are also alot of opportunities for low income students and the waiting list are not long.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    weightlifting, play sports, and try to look for a job.

    Tips for prospective students

    graduate from rio hondo college.

    In three sentences

    rio hondo college staff really help me to stay on task. the school helps me use the computers at any given time of the day. the food they give is really good.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are clubs on campus which anyone can join, some clubs do require some stuff from you in order to be eligible to join. hang out with friends, go on the computers in the library, or read a book there. talk to teachers, make new friends there are a lot of things to do that are fun, its just what you make of it.

    Food and Dining

    food is alright

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    it really depends on you and how your learning habits are. some do well with classes on campus and other do better independently.

    Tips for prospective students

    be on time everyday, teachers hate it when students are late in some occasions teachers will lock the doors, drop you from the class, or kick you out. stay ahead of time if your recently planning to register have in mind that freshmen are almost always last in getting classes, older students, not referring to age, have priority. do your homework, classwork, etc., your not in high school anymore most to practically all teachers will not accept late work. just stay ahead of the game and do not let your friends or family interferer family and friend can be distractions and last but not least be active and if you need help ask teachers are there to help you and in most colleges there are tutors that are there to help as well. do all of these and you should do well in school.

    In three sentences

    rio hondo is pretty well organized. the campus is amazing but needs more parking space. teachers on the most part are quite friendly

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    there is a new campus cafe, i have never been there but it always seems to be packed with hungry students.

    Dorm Life

    i live at home, i dont know too much about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    this school offers alot of help when it comes to helping a student accomplish there goals academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    always check your registration dates so that you are able to get the classes you want. leave to school early on the first weeks of class, parking can be hectic.

    In three sentences

    rio hondo is not packed with students like other colleges can be. it has always been easy for me to get the classes i want. rio hondo just got remodled and it looks fantastic.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    recently rio hondo has upgraded its security by placing several signal stations around the campus its a really safe campus general there is nothing crazy that happens around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many clubs to join at rio hondo. take your pick whether you're a honors type of person or a musical person. there is even a business club at rio hondo.

    Bang for the buck

    rio hondo is dirt cheap for what you receive it's a bargain and in the long run it's definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    there is tons of stuff you can do around the rio hondo campus. with the new student lounge you can hang out at school, or the new computer lab you can browse the internet at school. not to mention that it's in the beautiful city of whittier.

    Food and Dining

    in addition to receiving a new beautiful campus rio hondo has created a new cafeteria its pretty huge and has a great selection of food. you can find anything you want to eat really in a convenient location.

    Dorm Life

    well rio hondo has no dorms therefore there's no real dorm life... but the campus looks awesome after the new renovations. the one down side of rio hondo i'd have to say is the parking so be prepared to search for parking.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes will really push you to your limits, others will be simple, while others just really boring it's a mix really. overall it's a great experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    i'd say the three tips that have made me a successful student at rio are: don't be late to class,do your homework, it's incredibly helpful,and most importantly do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    honestly rio hondo has a large staff that is all willing to help you pass your classes, they want you to graduate. aside from the fact that the faculty is great, the campus is looking amazing with the new renovations.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is pretty good. The campus is pretty relaxing and there is usually nothing out of the ordinary happening that will put your safety in danger. Although some incidents have happened it's usually not that common. Then again that happens everywhere, right?

    Greek Life

    I don't really know about anything on this subject.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs to choose from. Some that come to mind are the Honor's Transfer Society, ASB, and many more. Activities are the norm on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for art major students and those interested in joining a fire academy or police academy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The whole location of the campus is quite unusual. It's located on top of a hill next to a cemetery. It also has a small observatory located behind the campus. You can follow it by following a small trail. You'll be able to visit this observatory if you take Astronomy with Professor Highfill.

    Bang for the buck

    The price for units is decent. Although rises due to budget cuts doesn't look too promising. On the other hand, the professor strive to find the best option on what book to use and at the same time cheaper to purchase for the students. The professors actually take the time to meet with students and help them succeed.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and attend many events at the Wray Theater. There are also a handful of events throughout the semester around campus for certain holiday themes and dates.

    Food and Dining

    They just transferred the student cafeteria and have added a Starbucks. So i'd say it's a pretty good upgrade.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this college.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes and professors are fairly difficult, but will challenge you to the point of actually learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes as soon as possible. Don't procrastinate on adding classes. Take the bus to school for the first two weeks since parking will be a hassle but it tends to go down after the deadline for adding classes comes up.

    In three sentences

    This college provides smaller scale classes to some degree. Although this college is located on a hill, the view and environment is great. New additions to this college have been made recently and give it an excellent modern look.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Hiking on campus probably isn't the safest activity, however the campus is very open and I feel safe walking from class to class or even relaxing on the grass reading a book.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a number of clubs and if there wasn't a club that a group of people would like to join, they can easily start one. Clubs have activities and events all the time, and do community service for the school and do outings with each other.

    Great for these types of students

    Rio Hondo is great for all types of students. There are a lot of sports here on campus, there is a continuing education program for certificate programs. I always see such a variety of individuals in the classrooms. People vary in age, race, and personality. But hey, it's California right?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a hiking trail on campus that I would love to hike on but honestly, I am scared too. I wish it was better maintained and gated off and away from the wildlife. there are rattle snakes and mountain lions that can make such a hike unsafe.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not feel the prices at Rio Hondo are too bad considering the prices at Universities. I feel that for the money I am paying, these classes are great.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot activities on campus. Health teacher hold exercise classes in there spare time FOR FREE and there is a lot of free natural spaces to read or do yoga or just relax. There are several tables and chairs and benches throughout campus as well. There are always workshops and events in the lower quad that are fun to go to in spare time or in between classes. There are people selling food and jewelery and people hosting little games/competition. It's a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is not a very big variety of food here on campus however there is a local subway, el tepayec, waba grill, and burger express. The food on campus isn't very healthy either. Although it may taste good, I can only imagine the fat content of a single slice of pizza here on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus unfortunately, if there were I'd be living in one. There are local apartments though, a little pricy if you ask me.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very good and teachers for the most part make class interesting. Classes are not too easy so you won't get bored, but at the same time, the teacher often times works at the pace of the students so no one gets left behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to class early because parking can be an issue, especially the first couple of weeks and during finals. Look up teachers on a rating website before registering for classes. Some teachers are horrible but not all. Wear comfortably clothing and shoes. There are a lot of plants and bushes and stairs.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo is a great college campus. It is not too big and not too small. Classrooms are easy to find and asking for help is easy.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety could be better

    Bang for the buck

    There could be more done especially for how much students are paying.

    What to do for fun

    There are students activities throughout the year. There are also plays and events happening at the wray theatre.

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics could be a little stronger, but it is a great place to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students can learn here with the help of great professors and counselors. It is a small campus and it does make you feel at home.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo college is a great place for a small atmosphere society. They do does engage their students in activities. Rio is also a great place to learn with great help.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Recently installed emergency poles around the school and parking lots in case of emergency happens, the local police will be notified at a faster rate.

    Greek Life

    There are some chapters but not to fond of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs, activities and some sports a person can join.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a business major and so far the classes have been going extraordinary great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm only a freshman and can't say much of traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    If qualified for a BOG Waiver, classes for the Fall and Spring semester would be less than $100.

    What to do for fun

    There are hiking trails near the school. There is a Speed Zone, go karts, close by, at least a ten minute drive. There are nice restaurants after a three minute drive.

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive but dining areas are always clean.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. From what I know of.

    Academic Rigor

    Like many schools,they'll have its bad professors and great ones too but from the classes that I have taken, all of my professors have been fair graders and nice people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Best to come early when school semester begins or get things done before the semester starts because there are many students that are trying to speak with the same administrator you probably are.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is, in my opinion, an over-sized high school. Which isn't such a bad situation to be in because many colleges and universities can be intimidating to people due to being so large. Even though the school is built practically on hills it is worth the view you catch when your on campus, especially with its wild habitat areas.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nature lovers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is located on a giant hill. Great for those who love to get workout right before class.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking the trails

    Food and Dining

    Avoid the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't drop classes excessively, you'll lose your financial aid.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College does a really great job of encouraging students to transfer to universities by having transfer fairs at least 5 to 10 time per semester. They dedicated students the tools they need such as tutoring and the Go Rio program which gives students a free bus pass for the duration of the semester so they can commute to school. Rio Hondo makes being a student less of a burden and more like a journey.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus Security is highly visible around campus and very helpful in assisting students, faculty, and visitors.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Associated Student Body Club is a great club to join which helps the students and surrounding community plus looks great on your college/job resume.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is very diverse ( Asian, African-Americans, Latino, Caucasian) with the larger percentage of Latino/Hispanic students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is located on top of a large hillside so plan accordingly when you decide to take classes around campus. There are trams available from the main entrance and around the student parking lots to assist you to the main areas on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Most definitely a great deal for attending the first/second year of college especially when you do a cost comparison to other surrounding schools for the cost of attending.

    What to do for fun

    There are some fun restaurants/ clubs not too far from campus in downtown Whittier yet they are not within walking distance of the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food and service area for students is pretty good and central to most of the classrooms around campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic courses can be a challenge yet, if you follow the course syllabus and keep up with the class schedule, you should be fine. If you have any questions or experience problems in the beginning of course, contact the instructor as soon as possible to discuss possible solutions to help you do better in class. Also, check with the instructor to see if there are any tutors available to help you outside class too.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your are a new student and recently graduated from high school, plan on having the proper documents (such as your high school diploma and transcripts, drivers license/state id, and birth certificate) prior to registering for any classes ready to be submitted to the admissions office with your application to help speed the processing to getting into school. Also, if your not sure what courses to take, contact the counseling dept. at the college to set an appointment as soon as possible so you can have a better educational plan when you register for classes. If you are transferring from one college to another, try to have your college transcripts sent from your old college before planning on attending a new/another college.

    In three sentences

    A diverse community college located about 1/2 hour east of downtown Los Angeles. Recently, the campus had some renovations completed including the opening of a new student services and administration building. The admissions, disability, and counseling staff are very helpful and knowledgeable in assessing the needs of new, current, and returning students.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great Security

    Greek Life

    no idea what this is

    Clubs and Activities

    Not familiar with these

    Great for these types of students

    Continuing Education, Returning Students, Campus or Online

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    working parent no time just went to class and home

    Bang for the buck

    It was worth the money paid for classes

    What to do for fun

    No time for fun sad for me

    Food and Dining

    Never ate there

    Dorm Life

    No experience with dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Professors push you to suceed

    Tips for prospective students

    Take it serious, be prepared, don't wait til the last minute or depend on someone else to complete work.

    In three sentences

    What I liked was that I was always able to get my classes even if I had to add. The professors were very helpful and interesting.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Walk around. You can walk up and down the hill to lose some weight.

    Food and Dining

    The dining area was renewed and if your a burger fries, burritos, and pizza kind of person you'd like it. They also added a starbucks, kind of a smaller counter with less options.

    Dorm Life

    CC so no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a community college, but there are many potential students here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything that has to do with admissions, financial aid, etc. Early! It gets packed real fast when school starts.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo is a pretty good community college. It's on a hill so the view is nice. They just renovated so the school is a lot nicer now.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its really protected and secured campus.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's many clubs. My favorite is the BBQ club where you just eat.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for architect and engineering students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just some benches where the old cafeteria used to be.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a really great school but it could be better but who am i to complain.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang around with my friends at the campus. The campus is a really great place just to get away and relax even though your still at school.

    Food and Dining

    There's food trucks and many vending machine to satisfy your hunger.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorm room at Rio Hondo

    Academic Rigor

    Is really good place to learn

    Tips for prospective students

    Its great for students who are looking to become architect and engineers.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo is a really great school. The staff is really nice and helpful. The campus is really amazing.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety is great at the campus as well. There is security all day just walking through the halls and parking lot as well as at night which is even better because it can get a little scary at night but overall the school makes one feel very safe.

    What to do for fun

    I wouldn't say there are a lot of things to do for fun at the school but one I have acknowledged would be hiking! The school is located on a mountain which makes it even more interesting to hike and just enjoy the outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is amazing at Rio Hondo College. Every single week the cooks provide something new to the menu at a very low price which I find great. Another thing I enjoy about the dining at the school is that everything gets prepared right when you order and in front of you as well.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm at my college because it is a community college but I cannot wait to transfer and actually be able to dorm because I do want to experience a little more independence.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say the academic rigor at Rio Hondo College would be the books. Sometimes one can get to the books a bit too late and they will not be available to rent anymore or buy but I do suggest online buying because it has helped me a lot ever since I first started college.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip I would give to students would be to show up to every single class and in time because it is very important for your education and also for your professors. They take time being very important and students should also see it that way.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo Has great professors and timing for my schedule and I love to show up to every single one of my classes every day because every single professor I have gotten are very interesting with their topics. The school is empty compared to other colleges such as Cerritos which is a good thing because it gives me time and the space necessary to study when needed usually in between classes. The online classes are also great due to the fact that a lot of them give you a week advance to check the next week schedule which I love which makes the school a lot better.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    veterans club is actually interesting and you dont have to be a veteran. go figure!

    Great for these types of students

    night classes for those who cant do morning classes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    being at Rio at night is amazing because of the scenery you get to see! advantages of being on a hill

    Bang for the buck

    love this school

    What to do for fun

    the campus has a great gym!

    Food and Dining

    they have really good cafes and good vending machines for night classes

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a community college so you have to do things on your own. no mandatory counselling or meeting with administrators so make sure to ask questions even if you feel no one is there.

    In three sentences

    i am currently attending Rio and i absolutely love it! the campus is great and people are friendly. night classes are actually fun. i give this school a 7

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. They have security guards making their rounds, as well as cameras and emergency call posts.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending RHCC is a good option for those working parents who wish to finish their education as they offer online, evening and weekend classes. Tuition is also very cheap compared to other schools out there.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, join clubs and meet people. RHCC is in an area close to two major freeways; making it accessible to many areas of entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafeteria, Rio Cafe, was recently remodeled and offers a great variety of choices as well as a large eating area inside and out.

    Dorm Life

    I reside in the community and therefore, no dorming experience. However, the school is located near two major freeways, making it accessible to other cities and its not too far from Uptown Whittier which has appartments for rent for reasonable rates and the Uptown Whittier life is relaxed and friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend prospective students review the college catalog online to see all the options the have at RHCC and make an appointment to meet with a counselor to set up their educational goals.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is a good option for those students who are not completely sure what they want to study. For those students who enjoy helping people, RHCC offers a Nursing program, as well as a Fire and Police Academy amongst other great programs. The counselors at RHCC are great guides to help students reach their goals.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    If you want to save money Rio is the way to go with units only being $46. Being a full time student is also beneficial since you can get a tap card which means you can take the bus for free. Getting you books at Rio is convenient since you can rent them and buy them used which is around half the retail price. Not to mention occasionally you get teachers which wrote their own book meaning instead of paying 100 or more per book you can pay as little as 8 dollars.

    Academic Rigor

    In my opinion the classes are easy and tend to have few assignments. They mostly focus on the test which are based on the professors lectures. The assignments that they do have tend to be research papers which are easy unless you do them the day before they're do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your math and science classes early since they tend to close the fastest. Don't be late or miss classes might seem like you the lectures aren't important but not all the answers are in the book . Finally if your not a morning person don't get morning classes

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo is a great community college which has great teachers classes and staff willing to help the students.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The school aims towards income families around the area. With the ASRHC, or Student Body Representatives, work towards helping accommodate prices. I help write resolutions for the school to be presented in front of the Board of Rio Hondo.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots of attractions near by such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Raging Waters. The desert, mountains and beach are all within driving range.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early with networking and becoming active on campus. It is also never to late to start researching schools to trasnfer to or help in teh community. It will only benefit yourself.

    In three sentences

    They have wonderful opportunities and networking resources for those who choose to take advantage of them.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Rio Hondo College has a place where Students can play video games. Its on the Student Union.

    Food and Dining

    Rio Hondo College has a nice Cafe where they sell great food. They sell pizza ,hamburgers, and Chinese food. Rio Hondo also has a Starbucks Coffee where many students go during the morning.

    Dorm Life

    Rio Hondo College doesn't have dorms. However its my local community college and its very easy to get there.

    Academic Rigor

    Rio Hondo College has a study abroad program. This Fall semester students had an opportunity to study at England. Next Spring students could study at Spain for a whole semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, students should ignore what people say, about community colleges are for dumb students. Its not for dumb students. Students should treat Rio Hondo College like if it's a university. You if you ignore this stereo type the faster you can transfer out to a university as a junior.

    In three sentences

    They have the best transfer center where they help you to transfer to a university. The professors are great they really take their time to help you. Rio Hondo is a community college that works.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Students that have free time in between classes can over see the San Gabriel valley since it is located on top of the hill

    Food and Dining

    The campus offers a dining hall which isn't very big but the food here is amazing. This is just a junior college so we can not expect a large dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Rio Hondo College doesn't provide a dorm facility.

    Academic Rigor

    They provide a wide variety of academics in the campus that is very educational. A lot of hands on experience for the real world and will educate them to be prepared for the work environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus may look intimating since its on a hill but once you get to know the campus, everything is closer than you think. Students really learn a lot from the professors but don't get lazy, they can't spoon feed you the information!

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is a great community college and has a very nice campus on the hill. All the faculty and other staff are friendly and is willing to help students with their needs to achieve their goals. Professors are wonderful and are very attentive to the students. I would recommend people to attend Rio Hondo College.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. Special emergency lights are placed around the campus.

    Greek Life

    Small Greek group avaliable.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of groups on campus, from photography to our local Christian group.

    Great for these types of students

    Great campus for parents, and working students. The wide range of night classes and web classes makes it easy to complete your degree during hours that work for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No specific unusual traditions or locations. However, the campus is placed on a large hill that overlooks the nearby cities. The view at night is spectacular.

    Bang for the buck

    Rio Hondo college is great. It is easy to get grant money and apply for programs such as EOPS. Specifically, the EOPS program helps with books and offers scholarships based on GPA.

    What to do for fun

    I encourage everyone to check out the Little Black Box Theatre on campus. Student groups often preform there and it is great entertainment for a low price. Star gazing at the observatory on cloudless nights is also a wonderful experience.

    Food and Dining

    Rio Hondo recently rebuilt the student lounge and cafe. It now features a modern motif and quick hot foods. The best part, is the newly constructed Starbucks booth.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms are available.

    Academic Rigor

    Like at every campus, being diligent about studying and completing assignments is crucial. However, I've found at Rio Hondo, teachers make a great effort to help students who also work, and/or raise children.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid early and don't be hesitant to try weekend college courses. Some of the best professors come from local Universities in Los Angeles, to teach weekend college at Rio Hondo Community College.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is a great school to get started on your educational career. Teachers are exemplary! Every effort they make is to promote their students and create a positive environment.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    nope its a community college

    Clubs and Activities

    gamer club

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the cafe is a great place to eat and enjoy time with classmates

    What to do for fun

    get involved in a club

    Tips for prospective students

    remember never give up on your dreams

    In three sentences

    I would have to say rio hondo college is a great school. The staff and people are very friendly. The school is always clean.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of hiking trails in the surrounding hills if that is what one is into.

    Food and Dining

    The new Rio Cafe is decent. They do offer a number of entries but do expect anything great.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, I feel that academics are not too difficult as long as you are enjoying it.

    Tips for prospective students

    See a counselor early. parking can be a pain for the first few weeks of a semester, so plan accordingly.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo has been a great experience for me. The campus is set on hill, so you get a beautiful of Los Angeles. Students and Faculty are great.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rio Hondo is a very safe school. Classes range from early in the morning to late at night. There are various emergency centers all over campus so if anything happened, people could ask for help. Also, there are may security guards on campus at all times. There is lighting in the campus which reduces the chances of a crime occuring.

    Clubs and Activities

    Rio Hondo has many different clubs that benefit their students. They have clubs that help tranfer students to other school, offer community service, and advise students to make a college plan that will help then get to their careers in a timely manner.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love to save money and have a job. To be in the school is very cheap and convenient since there is a wide range of classes with different hours that allow students to work and go to school at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rio Hondo College was built directly on a hill. The base of the school is sitting on the top of a mountain and the parking lot on the top of another.

    Bang for the buck

    Rio Hondo is really the place to go if you want to save some money. It is 47 dollars a unit and 33 dollars for enrollment in the college. It seriously doesn't get any cheaper. The books and supplies are pretty average cost.

    What to do for fun

    This college doesn't have a game room or an arcade like most Universities do, nut the people here are very friendly. To make time go by fast, most people hang around the tables or around classes and socialize.

    Food and Dining

    The school does not have much of a variety when it comes to food. The cafeteria only has one food place and a Starbucks. the student store actually has more variety in chips, candies, and sodas.

    Dorm Life

    This is a community college so no student dorms in the school.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is at a semester pace so it goes by a little slower than a quarter semester does and doing so, makes classes a but easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school has many programs that benefit its' students. it has the Honors program and MESA program to help the students who wish to transfer after completing 2 years in the college.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo is a great school that has a wide selection of classes to choose from and is very economical. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to save some money. Also,the school has a friendly and welcoming environment.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is well. The security is everywhere in the parking structure and on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Yes I am currently in a sign language club and it is very fun. We meet new people we have a tent set up to sell food to raise money. Also, we go to events together and make deaf friends.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I love spending time in the library to finish my work and it keeps me in pace. As well talking to new people and making new friends.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in a dorm , I wish I did though.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor would having to push yourself to do great and to study every night and not let anything come before that.

    Tips for prospective students

    What ever happens do not procrastinate. Students should always arrive on time and not be Late. As well to not be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    I love how the classes don't have many students all cramp in. The teachers focuses more on every student that way and receive honest help. My rate for this school is really high and positive because the campus is great and so are the teachers.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food at school is a good quality but, I would rather not eat there.

    Dorm Life

    I currently do not dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    An academic rigor for me is my math class. But, with dedication and determination to pass my class it was possible. It took a lot of hard work and time but after rewriting my notes a lot of times and studying, I achieved my goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students, dont take your eucation for granted and dont take it lightly. Study hard, form study groups and ask questions. Remember there is no such thing as a dumb question. And lastly, always try hard and excel in everything you do.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo is a great community college that enriches students with education. The staff on campus is extremely helpful and always lend helping hands. The campus is also very lovely and safe.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 52

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It's a pretty good school with nice environment. There are always activities going on. The instructors there are patient and kind.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In my 3 years at Rio Hondo, there's been one lock down but the situation was handled efficiently.

    Greek Life

    Not aware of much but there is some.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Focused, chill, lazy, smart and cool.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I'm aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    I've saved tons of money completing my general education at Rio Hondo College. I'd suggest using Assist.org to find classes that will transfer to another University if you plan on transferring.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs available to join and there's a nice grassy area to relax and just hang out by near the library.

    Food and Dining

    95% of the time I bring my own food to save money and eat healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I believe there is no dorm availability.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are relaxed if your on yourself. Some classes require a good amount of reading and studying to even get a C in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check your registration date for classes, speak to counselors as frequently as needed and use the career and college transfer center to your advantage.

    In three sentences

    Laid back community college. Simple to get around campus, not very large. Students are friendly if approached.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    pretty good, if you are female, it is probably not a good idea to go to night classes

    Bang for the buck

    It is the cheapest thing going right now.

    What to do for fun

    There are different clubs and sports teams if interested.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive and not that good.

    Dorm Life

    Rio Hondo College does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is college!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tram in the morning since it is on a hill, and get with a counselor right away to figure out your educational goals. Remember just because it is a community college, it is still college work so you have to put in the work!

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is a great place to study if you are unsure of where you are unsure of what you want to do with your life after High School. The professors here are exceptional and the campus is not that crowded; except there are classes being impacted this year. They just finished with the construction on campus and it looks really nice!

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Over 30 clubs to choose from and get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    We have a great nursing program.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved by joining in on student activities provided by the Associated Students, whose office is in SU207. Join a club and share ideas with like-minded people.

    Food and Dining

    There is really only one place to eat. It takes a while to get your food, which happens to not be super cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Community College. No Dorms :(

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes are straightforward and not incredibly difficult. Passing is not an issue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in clubs and ASRHC events by visiting the Student Union Lounge in SU201!

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is a great community college with many different resources to help you succeed. There are amazing teachers that care and are flexible enough to help you in any way. Student leaders contribute by creating a wide range of events that enrich your college experience.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Security are about the same age as freshmen and enjoy texting while driving and hitting on the students.

    Greek Life

    nope.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a good selection.

    Great for these types of students

    Any.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    parking is a unusual location. Im not sure about traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a good little school, graduation rate is 16 percent according to them its more females then males. Two book store near by plus the one on campus. Sometimes gang members goto the campus and try to intimidate other students. Library is actually nice and quiet.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing, nothing at all.

    Food and Dining

    decent.

    Dorm Life

    well there aren't any.

    Academic Rigor

    Easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    get ready for a workout with the hill. Classes are not bad at all similar to high school. arrive early it gets incredibly packed.

    In three sentences

    Good school just finished being remodeled dont like the fact that its on a hill.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always on patrol. And respond quickly when called

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities offered

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs and organizations are at the school. They also have a good amount of sports teams and many school activities.

    Food and Dining

    New cafeteria was recently built and offeres good selection of food. The prices are also reasonable. They offer breakfast,lunch and dinner. The cafeteria is also open late

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are rigores enough to were they challenge you but easy if you take advantage of your teachers office hours and tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your going to attend Rio Hondo I suggest you take advantage of the summer semester they offer. Also if the class says its closed when applying ignore it and go sit in the class when it starts from my experience they never fill up and you can always add the class.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school to go to if you are looking to attend a 2-year college. Have a good amount of classes available for incoming freshmen. Not to mention that classes are small.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Just like any other community college, Rio Hondo has experienced its fair share of on campus dangers; but due to its location and its top of the line security, no matter has ever escalated beyond the point of control.

    Clubs and Activities

    Rio Hondo is filled with many clubs and activities, one club that i thought was very interesting was the Super Mario Club, where its members would hold Mario game competitions for cash prizes.

    Great for these types of students

    Rio Hondo is great for anyone looking for academic inspiration. Rio Hondo will help pave the way to your future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unique quality about Rio Hondo that distinguishes it from the rest of the community college campuses is its obscure location. Rio Hondo is located on the very top of a hill, literally the campus upon the hill.

    Bang for the buck

    Rio Hondo is definitely an academic and social experience that should be experienced. nowhere else will students receive a more enthusiastic and inspirational faculty and college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Besides hanging out in the Cafe, students can go for walks on campus or just hang out with friends. Rio Hondo also has a soccer field, a pool, a gym, and basketball courts that are utilized by the students on a daily basis.

    Food and Dining

    With the introduction of the Rio Cafe, the quality of the food at Rio Hondo has improved dramatically. I would recommend their breakfast burritos which not only satisfied my taste buds, but also gave me the ability to endure long hours of studying.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, Rio Hondo is a community college and does not possess dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    Rio Hondo has some of the most influential, inspirational, and funniest professors i have ever had. They place an incredible value on the content of their lectures as well as provide the students with the academic tools necessary to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some words of advise for prospective students would be not to take education for granted and to use and enjoy their time wisely. Become involved in programs and clubs. Join competitions and participate in social functions. It'll, not only help your application for the universities, but it'll also make your experience that much more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo Community College possesses some of the most inspiring professors I have had the experience of being taught by. The diversity among the students allows Rio Hondo to stand out, not just as a community college, but as an academic home for students. Rio Hondo truly is one of a kind.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do around campus, but there are a lot of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo runs the show. Small portions, not too healthy.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, it's a community college

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are really easy and a lot of distance learning is available. If you're a self-starter and highly motivated I recommend online classes

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have good grades and motivation it will take you very far, the hardest thing to do at Rio Hondo is get the classes you need. Doing well and working hard will benefit you greatly.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is great for students who have an entrepreneurial spirit to succeed. The faculty does a great job of helping those who are willing to help themselves and they want you to succeed as much as you want it. The classes are small and make it easier to stand out in a crowd.

  • 07/14/2013

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

    43 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Athletic and sporty

    What to do for fun

    Jogging, hiking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not feel discouraged. This is a place of learning. Ask questions, be respectful and you will be treated with respect. And above all else, stay focused.

    In three sentences

    I would give this college, upon an initial impression, hilly and green. Driving up the main road to the different parking lots that surround the plateau of knowledge seems to me as equivalent in nature as a moth to the flame: i felt entranced. This college, yet small and steep, seems to call out unique and subtle.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Reasonable prices for food.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure if they offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, rio Hondo college teach us to the best of our ability.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active on any programs, it will help you get to know more about the school and about other students and staff.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College provides great opportunities for students to learn, may it be one on one or group settings. They offer a lot of services for students, such as tutoring and other workshops. Students and teachers collaborate with one another, we are a big team at Rio Hondo, we strive and thrive for success. The school offers great education and positive outcomes.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus clubs provide a lot of activities during the week, but other then hiking around campus there really isn't much to do.

    Food and Dining

    A few fast food joints in the area, but nothing special. The cafe on campus serves one heck of a breakfast though.

    Academic Rigor

    Every student at any college experience is different and its what you make of it. The academics are challenging, but the resources are there and in the end it makes you a better student overall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everything is easily accessible if you know where to look. Check out the campus and Rio Hondo website even before applying to get comfortable with your new surroundings. But most of the questions you may have can be found on its website. The curriculum is tough, however Rio Hondo does provide tutors and an equipped study center for subjects like Math and Science.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is a great stepping stone for students looking to transfer. It's campus has been updated and has become a spot to hang out even when you're out of class. It's location is perfect for commuter students as it sits by two major freeways.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 52

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the library!

    Food and Dining

    they have a very decent cafe that serves great coffee! And is a great place to do homework.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any school Rio Hondo has academic standards but, if you are diligent in you school work you will be very successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to a counselor as soon as possible. They know a lot about the school (obviously) so you can be better acquainted with the school and campus

    In three sentences

    The school is beautiful for a community college. All the classrooms are easy to find and the campus maps are very helpful. The counselors are very understanding and are really their to help you achieve your educational goals.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They give out information when they plan a drill so students know what to do if there is an emergency while students are on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each semester students can join as many clubs as they want. However some clubs have activities that are open for the whole campus while some events are for club members only. They can create up what ever club they want they just need to follow the rules of their Advisor. Also club rush is where they can talk to clubs and see what they are intrested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Math Lab and Libaray if students like to run for student government they also must do that as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student Union is a pouplar place to go because they could go ask for help or get information on what events are happening on campus and off campus Another location is that people enjoy when the staff particpates with the activities with the students.

    What to do for fun

    For Fun students can hike up two trails for fun. They also have events for students to come and watch videos and play what ever they want. Also the students are not always given what to do.

    Food and Dining

    They have a complicated menu and the prices are a little bit too high. They do have not enough vegtariens dishes for all students who do not eat meat. This is why I am giving the food and dinning two stars.

    Academic Rigor

    I would give it four stars because some things can be better for students. Some professors care about students and try to help students out the best way that they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    A incoming student must know where they can get help on campus right from the start because with out this information students might get confused. Secondly students should get to class early on the first two weeks of school because parking is a huge problem. Third students must not be afraid to ask for help when they are lost or need it.

    In three sentences

    It is a nice campus easy to get to and people help you no matter what the problem is. Have a real nice staff and if having trouble they go out your way and try to help a person out. It is up on a hill but people can learn a lot of history about the school just celebrated its 50Annervisrty and people enjoy Rio hondo college because it is close to hoe.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    great community college

    What to do for fun

    tons of clubs and activities

    Food and Dining

    good but expensive

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and you should do fine.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The hills are a great workout. The scenery is an extra plus.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is around every. At every turn. So make sure you have your parking permit on your dash otherwise you will receive a ticket.

    Greek Life

    They dont have one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of club days unfortunately i have not been too involved in any of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great ACCED-CAD/GIS Department! All the professors are great! The entire department is connecting through this hallway with tons of amazing equipment that help is only one door away. Math Engineering and Science students would also do great here. MESA or Math Engineering Science association works hand in hand with students and professor. Mesa students are eligible for priority registration so if you are eligible to join MESA make that happen it will really help you out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions would be the yugio or pokemon card playing in the Rio Cafe.

    Bang for the buck

    I am not sure how much they charge at other colleges but i suppose its okay. The parking pass keep raising in price every semester but besides that i would say it is affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Play or watch a sports game. Study. Oh and if your into Pokemon or Yugio cards i think they play that at the Rio cafe.

    Food and Dining

    Its EXPENSIVE. That is all you need to know and there is no where to eat nearby. So try and bring some lunch other wise good luck finding some parking when you come back.

    Dorm Life

    There is none.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a engineering major. I must take chemistry, physics and math classes. The class are difficult but manageable. Create good study habits now.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your parking pass before the beginning of the semester. Also if possible have someone drop you off the first two weeks to avoid all the stress of trying to find parking. Get to know your professor your departments and where the Rio Food Court is.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo is a lot smaller than everyone thinks when they first arrive. Parking is horrible. MESA is great!!!

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Many clubs and organizations recruiting students.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafe and Starbucks, but that is all you will find on campus to eat. students enjoy it.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly easy. You will learn a lot without having that much stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first week parking is horrible, but after that there is enough parking on campus. If you attend the first day of class to try to add a class, chances are usually good that you will get in.

    In three sentences

    The school is located in a seclusive hill and has recently undergone construction work which brought forth a beautiful brand new library. The academic resources are outstanding. I am extremely impressed with the advancement of this community college.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This college has been pretty helpful the staff are nice and the majority of professors are good teachers.The counselors could be better but it is a community college so you have to get things done yourself. Overall I was very pleased going to this school/

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 52

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rio Hondo is a very safe school. Classes range from early in the morning to late at night. There are various emergency centers all over campus so if anything happened, people could ask for help. Also, there are may security guards on campus at all times. There is lighting in the campus which reduces the chances of a crime occuring.

    Clubs and Activities

    Rio Hondo has many different clubs that benefit their students. They have clubs that help tranfer students to other school, offer community service, and advise students to make a college plan that will help then get to their careers in a timely manner.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love to save money and have to work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rio Hondo College was built on a hill next to a cemetery . The base of the school is sitting on the top of a mountain and the parking lots on the sides of it. The views are amazing and the air is fresh!

    What to do for fun

    This college doesn't have a game room or an arcade like most Universities do, but the people here are very friendly and active causing time go by fast, most people hang around the tables or Quad areas around the classes and socialize.

    Food and Dining

    The school does not have much of a variety when it comes to food. The cafeteria only has one food place and a Starbucks. the student store actually has more variety in chips, candies, and sodas.

    Academic Rigor

    Rio Hondo is a semester pace school. It goes by a little slower than quarter semester do. This makes the classes a but longer meaning the student can get more involved in there education..

    Tips for prospective students

    The school has many programs that benefit its' students. Find the program that's right for you. Networking is key! Be Social. Smile. Explore Education.

    In three sentences

    Rio Hondo College is a wonderful school that has a wide selection of classes/careers to choose from or invest in. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to a) save money and b) Looking to take a baby step to the college life. Also,the school has a very friendly and welcoming environment.