Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA, USA

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Cabrillo College
3.13 Average Rating

Marlyn from Royal Oaks, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Beautiful surrounding, people are very nice and welcoming. the campus is only 10 min away from the beach. The campus looks new and has amazing teaches.
Academic Rigor
I haven't attend any other college but i consider this college to have the preparations for students that want to transfer somewhere else.
Dorm Life
I dont know much about Dorm life.
Food and Dining
I occasionally go to the cafeteria and get something to snake on between classes. Its a places were you can easily get in and get out if your in a hurry.
What to do for fun
Next semester am planing to take a motorcycle classes that Cabrillo College offers.
Bang for the buck
The offer good financial aid. There are programs that can help you pay for school. Tuition right know is like $46 per unit the highest it has ever been.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Am not sure about traditions since this was my first semester attending.
Great for these types of students
Any one but especially students that like the beach, like to surf, like bipolar weather, and just a chill person. There are a lot of hippies since its in Santa Cruz.
Clubs and Activities
There are plenty of clubs and activities to get involved. Am looking forward to find the right club for me.
Campus Safety
I have not heard of any safety problems.
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Gavin from Arcadia, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This is a fantastic school. Compared to any Community College in Socal , class availability is much more common here which means less time wasted in the Community College system. Beautiful, technologically sound school that even has a view of the beach from the campus.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you are registered on schedule, if you are doing this as a last minute register, you still have much more opportunity than anywhere in LA. If you are on time for registration, you should be on your way to having 12 units at least.
Academic Rigor
Teachers are very passionate about what they teach. Makes for the best of teachers you will enjoy having.
Dorm Life
If you live locally great for you, if you are a student looking to rent a room for cheap, look on craigslist or other advertising websites. A car is highly suggested though.
Food and Dining
Santa Cruz has some of the best food I've had in a long time. My local taco bar ended up being the most authentic mexican food I've had in my entire life.
What to do for fun
Buy a wetsuit and surfboard and learn how to surf on the weekends. Endless miles of coast to explore.
Bang for the buck
$46 a unit is little to nothing with any sort of financial aid
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Unlike Los Angeles, people don't care as much for appearance here. It is highly common seeing someone in their pajamas going to class.
Great for these types of students
Students who want to escape the city or suburbia.
Clubs and Activities
The clubs actually do stuff for the community here.
Campus Safety
Police everywhere. Two tickets in the first two weeks. Santa Cruz is a small town, everyone drives below 35 mph anywhere in the city besides the freeway (pch 1)
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Serena from Newcastle, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Cabrillo is a great campus which offers a wide variety of classes in different subjects. It is in a wonderful location that is able to accommodate students in all of Santa Cruz county and is very close to the ocean. Excellent school is you want to transfer!!
Tips for prospective students
Plan on what classes you want to take early and meet with a counselor to plan your classes and learn what classes you need to transferring, getting your degree, or getting certified.
Academic Rigor
I am talking 13 units and I wish I was taking more. The classes aren't too easy, but I think they are just right where I could have easily taken another class. The classes are very interesting and the professors do a good job of making students interested in their class through interesting lectures, in class discussions, and informative examples. The professors at Cabrillo have stellar background and are really good at teaching their subject instead of just lecturing about it.
Dorm Life
There is no on campus housing. The only down-fall of this school is that you don't get to experience freshmen dorm life that many college students get to experience. However there are opportunities to rent close by the school and possible share rent with some pretty cool housemates.
Food and Dining
There is on-campus dining, but I personally like packing my own lunches so I don't know how their on-campus food is.
What to do for fun
It is in an awesome location where you can hit the beach, go hiking or biking, and go to interesting events in the city of Santa Cruz. There are many options to have fun, meet people, and get a part time job too!
Bang for the buck
Community college is unbelievably affordable. After looking at many out of state schools and private universities, I am so glad I chose to go to Cabrillo because I can get an excellent education and save so much money so I can transfer to a four year and not be in tons of debt.
Great for these types of students
Creative, open minded, fun students looking for a unique school to go to for community college who want to further their education, get their degree or transfer to a four year! Who also want to live in a really cool area, and have lots of time outside of school to do what ever they want!
Clubs and Activities
Lots of clubs involving volunteer work, video games, athletic, biking, and various other clubs!
Campus Safety
The campus feels really safe even at night. I have a night class that gets out at 10:20 and I feel comfortable walking to my car by myself. The campus is well lit and feels safe.
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