Grossmont College
El Cajon, CA, USA

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Grossmont College
3.04 Average Rating

Grossmont Student

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Many of the teachers at Grossmont also teach at local schools like San Diego State.
Bang for the buck
Most students live at home and tuition is only twenty dollars per unit.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to research what classes you will need to take to transfer from here. Make a general two or three year plan, so you don't end up only needing one or two more classes and have to stay a whole semester to be able to move on.
Great for these types of students
Perfect school for local students looking to save money and take some time to consider their college options.
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Sarah from EL Cajon, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a fun loving place. It has positive staff that strive to help to the best of their abilities.
Tips for prospective students
Get your financial aid application started ASAP. Processing takes awhile.
Academic Rigor
The teachers are awesome!
Dorm Life
There is no dorms at Grossmont College.
Food and Dining
The food is good and decent priced(:
What to do for fun
There are way to many activities to put. They are all fun and exciting.
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Amber from Alpine, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Some of the teachers go a bit easy because they know many people are right out of high school.
Am enjoying being here
I will be coming back even after i graduate there are so many fun classes and teachers
Bang for the buck
WWAYYyyyy cheaper to take your first two years here then transfer.
Tips for prospective students
ratemyprefessor.com look up your teacher reviews before you enroll
Great for these types of students
all ages.
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Marielle from San Diego, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I definitely am learning so much here at this school. This is my second year at this school and all the professors I have had are really helpful and they make subjects that would appear to be boring into really interesting material. For example, I'm not too much of a science fan but my Biology teacher has such a funny and uplifting personality and makes learning the material fun and easy. Those are definite qualities that any student would want in a teacher for better understanding in material. I actually retain the information I learn which in high school was impossible for me; a one week break from school would already cause me to forget what I learned! Overall the teachers have great teaching methods and I definitely have learned a lot.
Am enjoying being here
Grossmont has a very quiet and mellow environment. It was a real culture shock coming from a high school for the performing arts where all the students are social and there are more activities and opportunities to make friends. In community college it seemed like it was all serious business because everyone has their own different schedules and agendas-- when is there time to socialize? I at first felt miserable because all my friends were at other colleges and I found myself just going to class and coming home early and then then next day going to class and going home. In highschool I went home around seven at night with all the rehearsals I had, so it was different. However, I have learned to adapt to a more serious environment. Grossmont definitely is easy to warm up to, and academically I am very happy that I am at this community college. I am starting to make friends and it has been fun.
Bang for the buck
At around $26 a unit, I am just able to afford college especially compared to University schools. Reading the other reviews for this school I am guessing there has been a big increase from $10 and $16 but it still is pretty good.
Tips for prospective students
Some things I recommend is definitely schedule appointments with counselors as soon as possible because they book very easily! At Grossmont the classes fill up pretty fast too so it is better to know as soon as possible exactly what classes you want to take. I also suggest exploring all the centers that the school has to offer because there are many beneficial areas of interest to student. For example, the tech mall is a building filled with computers for homework or studying. The career center is also a great place to go and financial aid office for scholarship information.
Great for these types of students
I definitely recommend students to come here first if they want to start off easy on the tuition. I applied and was accepted to San Diego State University but my mother had told me that going to a community college would be better and easier for her (regarding finance). At first I was devastated because my friends were all going to State but I couldn't afford it, and I also didn't fancy how my classmates at Grossmont were all trying to get into State, a college I had been accepted to in the first place. Now however, I am very content with the choice of going to this school first. I am saving a lot of money and I am able to transfer to any other college of my choice. This was a great transition school from highschool to real-world college. This is good for the type of student that isn't quite ready to attend a huge university. Those schools can be overwhelming. At Grossmont, it's a more calm environment with friendly counselors and professors that will aid you in preparation for college life!
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Jeffrey from San Diego, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Grossmont is one of the best community Colleges out there. The teachers are always there for me and I am always able to get into the classes I want, even with these big budget cuts. I have learned so much and enjoy going to all my classes everyday.
Am enjoying being here
I love it here, they have a nice open campuses and I see all my friends from high school. They just added a new parking structure so you never have to worry about finding a parking space like at other colleges..
Bang for the buck
I think the tuition for Grossmont is not bad at all but the only issue is the price for books but thats the same no matter what school you go to. and for 16.00 a unit its pretty reasonable.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend going to this community college then transfer to a CSU or UC school, because you will save a lot of money then if you were to go straight into a university after high school. and when you finish your last two years from a university you have what all you friends have just you paid way less, which is always nice
Great for these types of students
This is a great college for anybody who wants to work their way into the college life, because the staff and student are very nice and can answer any question you may have if you don't really understand something.. and don't forget you will have fun at Grossmont, there is always something new every semester and cool classes that transfer with your GED.
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