Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA, USA
2.93 Average Rating

Golden West College is a public, 2-year institution established in Huntington Beach, California. The campus features a variety of attractions for students and visitors, such as the GWC Art Gallery, the California Native Garden, and the GWC Theater. The school does not have residence halls, though it does maintain a vast database of housing options nearby through the Global & Cultural programs. Students enrolling at GWC can apply for the Golden Promise program, which provides the opportunity for tuition-free learning even for students who aren’t eligible for the California Promise program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
11,857
Total Number of Undergrads
11,857
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
27:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,204
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,178
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$6,578
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1854

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,766
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
64%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,714
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,766

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
1%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,508
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$4,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$57
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,000
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What Students Are Saying

2.93 Average Rating
I like Golden West, i've been attending since 2005 and have had the best experiences with my teachers and student body alike. I've found the teachers are very helpful. The campus is small and intimate so you don't get overwhelmed with students everywhere all the time.
Carly from Huntington Beach, CA
I would rate Golden West College a 10, because the campus is so clean, and big, with great resources. They have the new building to study and have group meetings, its great you can use one of the new closed door rooms to have a quiet area to study at or have group meetings. You can also use the computers. They have great staff members and they are very helpful in the counseling department and the career center as well as the registration office.
They have a great campus
Huntington Beach, CA

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