Crafton Hills College
Yucaipa, CA, USA

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Crafton Hills College
2.89 Average Rating

Gabriella from Yucaipa, CA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This college has small classes -- no more than 30 -- which allows individualized attention. Small class sizes enable students to ask questions; questions greatly enhance the learning process. A non-intimidating environment aids in a student's learning. Great services including the Learning Center - a free tutoring service for students - which greatly helps students who need a little extra help.
Am enjoying being here
Crafton Hills college is a quiet environment with a relaxing and beautiful atmosphere. There is virtually no crime. Many activities are in the quad, including Earth Day and cultural celebrations. The students here are generally relaxed, creating a calming atmosphere for learning.
Bang for the buck
To put it simply, Crafton is CHEAP. Not only is it completely affordable (and with financial aid virtually free), but you can take classes here that will transfer to four-year universities for a fraction of the cost! And no, you are not sacrificing quality. Remember that all colleges, even fancy private universities, have bad teachers. Most teachers here are professional and caring.
Tips for prospective students
When you come here, expect rigorous college classes. Do not blow off homework or projects; this type of behavior is a recipe for disaster and will surely result in an F.
If you find yourself in a remedial class, do not blow it off and forget about homework. Without this class, you cannot continue to college-level courses necessary for graduation.
Great for these types of students
In general, Crafton is a great place for people of all ages and situations to attend school. Students who like to get the most out of their dollar fit perfectly here. Older students who are continuing their educations, or are just starting, are great here as well. Plus, unlike big universities, students can attend classes and go home for lunch!
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Candice from Banning, CA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Crafton Hills College is a quiet environment with a calm and lovely atmosphere, producing a quality learning environment. Crafton is completely affordable; students are able to take classes here and transfer them to a four-year university. Crafton also has small classes, which enhances the learning process for each individual student.
Tips for prospective students
When you attend Crafton Hills College, expect extremely thorough college classes. Therefore, do not ignore or neglect any homework or projects, because each class effects your GPA and your GPA is extremely important!
Academic Rigor
Crafton Hills College gives students a curriculum that will prepare them to succeed in college and/or the world of work; it is appropriately challenging.
Dorm Life
I have never stayed in a dorm on college campus; Crafton doesn't have dorms on campus.
Food and Dining
Crafton Hills College has a cafeteria/kitchen full of goodies. During the day they offer food off the grill, and when the grill is closed you can purchase snacks, sandwiches and drinks from the snack bar. After the kitchen is closed (including the snack bar), Crafton leaves the doors to the cafeteria open throughout the day for a place for students to go and study or relax, which is full of vending machines.
What to do for fun
Crafton Hills College has quite a few clubs, and these clubs put on fundraisers all the time. The clubs play music, offer food, entertainment and fun!
Bang for the buck
Very affordable, with great staff, students and curriculum!
Great for these types of students
Great for any student... for all ages: young and old! :)
Clubs and Activities
Many!!! Alpha Gamma Sigma, Anime/Manga Club, Art Club, Badminton Club, Beta II (Respiratory Care), Biology Club, Child Development and Education Club (CDE), Green Team, Health Science Club, M.E.Ch.A., PBL - Phi Beta Lambda (The National Business Organization), Pride Club, Research Club (for Western Psych. Conf.), Spanish Club, Swim Club, The Psychology Club, TIC (Terrestrial Investigation Club)
Campus Safety
Crafton Hills College has a police office on campus. The police men drive around the campus all day long to keep the students safe.
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David from Yucaipa, CA

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
The amount of effort you put into the classes is what you'll get out. Most professors have teaching techniques that will give students the best chance to be successful in the given course.
Did enjoy being here
The campus is small, yet still expanding, the clubs and organizations on campus are enjoyable to be a part of and the student body is diverse and helpful to new students.
Bang for the buck
Community college is a great bang for the buck if you don't know what major your interested in, or you don't want to spend $$$ on a general education.
Tips for prospective students
Go hard. If you slack and get a 2.0 GPA it will be really hard for you to get into the more prestigious colleges.

Especially now, since times are hard with the economy, schools are cutting back on accepting new transfers, so you really need to set the bar high on what separates you from other perspective transfer students.
Great for these types of students
Any and all.

I don't see any type of students that would be singled out.
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Marcus from Highland, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
crafton hills college is full of opportunities, if you know where to look. there are outlets for leaders, academics, and friendship throughout the school. the professors are usually open to talking to you one-on-one about any subject matter that might be confusing you.
Tips for prospective students
be a part of the campus! join some clubs, sit in on a student senate meeting, talk with the faculty!
Academic Rigor
there is an honors program available for students who want to push themselves. this allows students to present research data to honors conferences thought the united states.
Dorm Life
no dorms.
Food and Dining
food is pretty good.
What to do for fun
clubs galore.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
many people don't know this, but there is a small pond on the campus.
Clubs and Activities
there are over 15 clubs on the campus.
Campus Safety
campus security can be called out to escort you to your car, should you feel the need.
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Alexandre from Redlands, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
crafton hills is a very good community college to go to. also it has the classes and programs i need to become successful in my future. the staff and instructors are pretty good at their jobs.
Tips for prospective students
to future students attending or planning to attend crafton hills college, make sure you score high on your math and placement tests to get the courses you actually need.
Academic Rigor
crafton hills is known for its respiratory care program over the years.
Dorm Life
there are no dorms on campus. but if there were i would definitely live on campus.
Food and Dining
the food at school is not the best but it is alright in the long run. i would recommend going to bakers or subway which is about 3 minutes outside of campus to go eat.
What to do for fun
crafton hills has some clubs on campus. i will be joining a business club next semester when i am taking my business classes so i can adjust to my field.
Bang for the buck
the classes you pay for are always worth your money. make sure you check out rateyourprofessor.com before choosing classes to see if your teachers are really good.
Clubs and Activities
very nice selection of clubs and activities on campus.
Campus Safety
campus safety is pretty strict. students who drive to school make sure you have a parking permit for the semester which is really cheap because if you do not have it by a specific time, the police will write you a ticket for $50
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Jay from Beaumont, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
During my stay at Crafton Hills College, I have learned a great deal. Crafton has helped me become the student that I need to be in order to succeed at a 4-year University. The professors are willing to talk and work with each individual student in order to help them succeed as well. Generally the curiculum is well organized in that it builds upon what was previously learned so that it is easy to stay on track and learn all that you can in each class.
Am enjoying being here
I have enjoyed my stay here at Crafton mostly because of the professors that I have had. Most of the lectures are not ones that are boring and will put you to sleep. The professors that I have had are involved with their students and will always try to keep the attention of their students to help them enjoy their time in the class. The periodic joke has always helped me stay focused and enjoy the class enough to take in the information being displayed.
Bang for the buck
I can't even imagine who could complain about the price of Crafton Hills College. I have had to pay for it all by myself (tuition, books, student fees, etc.) and it hasn't burned a hole in my pocket. I have done 2 years of studying spending less than $2,000 and getting an education that is recognized at many many universities. If I could do it all over again, I would go to Crafton from the get-go, right after high school like I did and pay exactly what I did. In this aspect I have no regrets.
Tips for prospective students
If you are going to attend Crafton, I could suggest a few things. I would suggest going and seeing your instructor regularly and get to know them. They will generally help you with any homework, projects, or even help you study for the test. The professors generally reward those who go and see them in their offices. Make sure you study for each test, don't try and go in there thinking that all you need is a C or better and you will be fine. Get the best grade that you are capable of getting, this will help you so much more in the future. Make sure you go in and see a counselor. They will help you choose the best classes that you will need for your career. Be sure and get the most sciences that you need for your degree because they will be a lot less expensive and the professors will have more time to personally help you with any questions that you may have.
Great for these types of students
Crafton is great for all types of students. It is for those who need to go to school just during the night, like some of my friends. It is set up for those who are looking for a cheaper alternative for general education, like me. It has a broad range of courses offered for any intended major. All that you are looking for in your general education is offered at Crafton and I couldn't think of a better community college to go to. However, if you plan on playing sports for school, you should look at Craftons sister school, Valley.
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Alina from Loma Linda, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Although Crafton is a community college, the teachers are just as qualified as those at a four year university. Most of the professors have a PhD. They take time to present their lectures and have thorough reviews before any test, especially the science professors. Due to the fact that the classes are small, students get the opportunity to receive individual attention either during class or after class has ended. Questions are always welcome during class time and the professors with gladly take time to answer them. In several courses students also have the chance to have class discussions and everyone gets a chance to have their opinion heard.
Am enjoying being here
I have never been to a four year university so I cannot say how social life works there. However, I have made a lot of friends at Crafton. People that come here are of all ages and from all walks of life, so going to Crafton has taught me to have an open mind.
Bang for the buck
The best thing about Crafton is the affordable price. Being an international student, I cannot afford to go to a four years university at this point. However, at Crafton I only pay about $200 dollars a unit. This might seem a big difference from what a US citizen would pay, which is $36 a unit, but it is a lot less that any other school.
Tips for prospective students
Expect to learn a lot here. The classes are just as challenging as those at a university so they will require time and effort. Nevertheless, if those two aspects are put in it is easy to earn a good grade. The one thing that I tell a lot of new students is that the teachers what us to succeed so they will work just as hard as the student to help them get a good grade.
Great for these types of students
Crafton is great for people that have not attended school in a while because this school has a lot of introductory classes. For instance, they have beginner's algebra, reading classes, grammar classes, and so forth. Therefore, people who have forgotten basic math or writing will get the chance to learn it once again before going in to college level courses.
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