Chabot College
Hayward, CA, USA

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Chabot College
2.95 Average Rating

Liv from Bay Area, CA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Before I went to Chabot I didn't think I was very smart and didn't have my true academic ability exposed. When I started classes here I realized my true intelligence and now I am excelling in all my classes.
Am enjoying being here
Chabot is a very nice campus and school. However, I would much rather be at a four year campus. I feel that I am missing on the true college experience. This is my fault though, for slacking in High School.
Bang for the buck
The classes here are very affordable. With the BOGG I am only paying $22 for my classes total! They make sure to accommodate all students from any financial background.
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Student from San Ramon, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Excellent teachers. It is easy to apply online and the onsite staff are very helpful.
I worked as hard here as I have at any other University, the standards that the
teachers set are very high. Bonus: Lots of online classes and a lovely campus!
Tips for prospective students
Fill out all paperwork ahead of time.
Save money in advance for books.
During the first two weeks of school arrive early to find parking.
Stay on top of your assignments so that you don't fall behind.
Academic Rigor
Expect to get out of class what you put in.
Expect to do all the reading and be tested.
This is not a slacker community college.
The standards are high.
Dorm Life
No dorms
The local area provides low cost apartments.
The campus is close to Oakland airport.
Easy to find a job in the East Bay area while going to school here.
Food and Dining
Nice cafeteria area.
Not much choice for vegetarians ( unless you want to eat sugar).
Suggest that you bring your own snacks if you want something healthier.
What to do for fun
Not much going on in Hayward
Farmers Market on Saturdays
Very boring town, but rent is still inexpensive.
Bang for the buck
This campus was built in the 60's.
It has a nice feel.
Bring cash if you want to buy snacks from the food truck that stops by every day.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
None that I know of.
The area in the center of the campus has trees and
you will certainly be able to find a place to study if you need it.
Great for these types of students
Dedicated
Adults going back to school for night classes
Online classes
People who really want to learn a subject
Self-motivated students
Campus Safety
I have always felt safe on campus
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Jessica from Turlock, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Chabot college is quite a diverse campus with many friendly students and staff. Because the campus is situated in the Bay Area, there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about the culture of other students.
Tips for prospective students
It's quite similar to high school minus your friends but it's a great opportunity to meet new people and learn how to live independently. As expected in high school, and as an adult, you have to be responsible for your own actions and attend class, do all the assigned work, and study for tests if you want to pass.
Academic Rigor
Some classes are definitely challenging as to stimulate your mind and make you work for your money. It's education after all, you've got to do your work if you want good results.
Dorm Life
Unfortunately, Chabot doesn't offer housing on campus.
Food and Dining
There's a taco truck on campus! The food here is a lot better than high school but it can be pretty pricey in the cafeteria. Across the street is E-On Cafe and Quickly's which offer a pretty good selection of yummy food and drinks.
What to do for fun
A couple blocks down the road is the Southland Mall where you can go and hang out with your new friends. There are musical events and plays that you can also attend to appreciate the beauty of the arts.
Bang for the buck
Definitely cheaper than CSU, UC, & private schools with tuition at $46/unit.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are many random pep rallies or days specified for certain subjects, like Popcorn Day where the ASB (associated student body) provides free popcorn for students, or Toothache Day where students were given free toothbrushes & toothpaste while learning how to prevent toothaches!
Great for these types of students
Seeing as it is a community college, it's great for students who haven't decided to what to major in yet because they can explore their options while only paying for a fraction of the cost of a CSU, UC, or private school.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs on campus that range from religion to culture to hobbies. Whatever you're looking for, you can find here.
Greek Life
Alpha Gamma Sigma (Honor Society) is a national community college-based Greek life club. They dedicate themselves to helping the Bay Area community while encouraging academic rigor.
Campus Safety
Although there have been a couple incidents that have happened, the campus is still relatively safe because the campus security guards act quickly to ensure the safety of the students.
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Stefanie from Hayward, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Chabot College is a good school. There are some very good teachers here who strive to help students succeed. it is also a great place to make lasting friendships with fellow students.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know your Instructors, and use their office hours often. The harder you try, the harder they will try.
Food and Dining
The food is okay, but it is expensive.
What to do for fun
I hang out with my friends on campus. We take walks around the campus, and the area surrounding it. But most of the time we just hang out in the lobby of one of the faculty buildings.
Campus Safety
Campus security is kind and helpful.
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