Modesto Junior College
Modesto, CA, USA

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Modesto Junior College
2.91 Average Rating

Elizabeth from Tracy, CA

a past student here
4 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
Had some of the best teachers here!
Bang for the buck
Cost per unit was very reasonable!
Tips for prospective students
Classes are always extremely full, so my tip is that you think carefully about the classes you need to take before you register. Do not take up space in classes that you do not need, because you may be keeping someone who really needs that class from getting in.
Great for these types of students
Students who want to get their general education done in a quick and cost efficient manner.
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Whitney from Modesto, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Modesto Junior College provides an exceptional platform to help excel you towards your future goals. Their teachers and staff are open and understanding and enjoy extending their knowledge to students of all ages. The classes range in size and academic level, and the many varying subjects allow anyone to achieve a better future.
Tips for prospective students
When considering this college, keep in mind that anyone can come here. If you do choose to attend, be sure to keep yourself motivated by attending a guidance class and stick to your plan. There are also many clubs to join to keep this fast paced lifestyle fun and enjoyable.
Academic Rigor
The staff adheres to California's educational standards, and are comfortable and cohesive. The classes are easily scheduled and are more laid back than most universities. The graduation rate however is 17%, but if you stick to your plan you are more than likely to achieve 100% of your goals.
Dorm Life
Unfortunately, there are no associated dorm rooms or apartments for students. There are many inexpensive rental homes and apartments nearby, as well as easily accessible transportation routes to get you from campus to campus.
Food and Dining
The college is split into two campuses. Each campus provides helpful service and great food at their cafeteria, including healthy snacks, candy, chips, sodas, salads, sandwiches, and even a chef for some finer solutions. The East Campus always has access to a taco truck, that stays parked across the street; friendly service and a great price.
What to do for fun
There are several clubs that take trips and build fundraising activities. There are often barbecues and events taking place in the quad. Also, there are many places around town to go to for fun, and many places like Barnes and Noble, or Queen Bean for entertainment or out of school study sessions.
Bang for the buck
If you want to get more bang for your buck, be sure to push yourself more with each semester. While tuition rises, it is up to you to work to your own advantage. Be sure to apply for financial aid every year, as it helps for tuition, books, room and even more.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Modesto Junior College has many fun and exciting events, including sports, theater, public speakers, and club events. The new science building will feature a life-size Saber Tooth Cat skeleton hanging from the ceiling in honor of our state fossil. Both of our campuses have great architectural buildings and monuments, including an art gallery and murals.
Great for these types of students
Great for students wishing to prepare for a more vigorous college experience. If you need to raise your GPA, or just get the same education at a cheaper price, community college is the way to go. Modesto has a great campus, and has been around for many years.
Clubs and Activities
From student government to sports, you can find any club to suit your need. I currently enjoy the rigorous Geology field-studies, in which our club travels all over the western front to camp and learn about geologic movement.
Greek Life
There are a few different clubs and student housing establishments towards the Greek life at our school.
Campus Safety
There are several campus parking lots that are constantly monitored by security. The school provides escorts for those that don't want to walk alone to their car at nighttime. They even provide help for students that have car problems while on campus.
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Kylee from Salida, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
MJC is the path to acceleration, the counselors set you on the right path to your goal. The teachers are personable, and you are not just a number to them. The best thing about MJC is the students, and being able to collaborate together.
Tips for prospective students
When a prospective student applies to MJC, make an appointment with a counselor, to get the right information, the internet can be misleading. Make sure to ask what specific classes are needed, do not try to assume, you will waste money and time. Take advantage of the BOG Fee Waiver, it helps with kids who may not qualify for grants, but dont have money for college.
Academic Rigor
The academic field is huge, and challenging. When challenging is stated, I do not mean to hard, but pushes you to see what you can do, and what you are capable of learning. The teachers and students will help, but you have to ask.
Dorm Life
There is not a dorm life at MJC. This is nice because it keeps the partying off campus, and keeps the focus on school.
Food and Dining
The food and dining in the cafeteria and surrounding areas are amazing. There is a sandwich shop on Tully Road that is to die for. It is called At Home Gourmet.
What to do for fun
There are always activities to do for fun from sports to theater to speech. Every aspect of someone's interest is either covered in a club or class.
Great for these types of students
MJC is great for students who are hard working and motivated to get their AA or AS degree.
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Lisandra from Ceres, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The science and math department and tough but great, really makes you learn your stuff.
Am enjoying being here
Counselors tend to misguide students, bad communications even between staff members.
Bang for the buck
As a junior college is it a great option, however expect to be there three years.
Tips for prospective students
Talk to a transfer counselor, and make sure youre taking the right classes for your prospective transfer university.
Great for these types of students
People who know what they want to do and where they wish to transfer.
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Haley from Modesto, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All of my teachers really want students to succeed. They have all had office hours and are more than willing to help.
Bang for the buck
The price is going up, but it is still very affordable. Textbooks are the biggest cost.
Tips for prospective students
Don't buy your textbooks from the bookstore unless you have to. They are very expensive, even the used textbooks. Try renting and checking online sites for better prices.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who want to save money and still get a quality education, or plan to transfer. It is also good for people who have been out of school for a while. It also offers online classes, which works for students with busy schedules.
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Vanessa from California

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers I have met are very passionate about what they teach which clearly reflects on their teaching and helps you understand a subject a lot better. I put what I learn and use it often in my daily lifestyle. I have even thought about changing my major because of a certain cultural anthropology teacher.
Am enjoying being here
Once again the professors are very passionate and make you enjoy what you're learning even if you weren't interested in the subject in the first place. The campus is clean and there is a lot of student activity. They have convenient free shuttles that will take you from one campus location to the next and comes every 10 to 15 minutes.
Bang for the buck
They urge you to sign up for financial aid and fee waivers. When they have an event going on they make a lot of announcements such as cram night at libraries and the teachers really reach out to you if you have ANY questions and urge you to ask them.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you meet with a counselor when you're starting out and don't wait if you plan on transferring. They'll let you know what you need to do and what classes you need to take.
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Lanisha from modesto,CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
the way everyone is so helpful financial aid/testing/admission.how fast and easy it was to register for classes. how well the teachers teach the classes hands on
Academic Rigor
i am currently a new student and do not really no much about academic rigor
Dorm Life
i am currently not in the dorm life but i am looking forward to trying it out
Food and Dining
the foods good its easy to grab something and go
Campus Safety
i feel completely safe walking to and from classes thanks
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A. Janae from Ceres, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The staff is great and well informed. There are many study programs and a large number of online courses available. The campus is clean safe and organized.
Tips for prospective students
Check out the programs and what classes you need to take
Academic Rigor
awesome
Dorm Life
I live off campus
Food and Dining
great food
What to do for fun
movies, shopping mall nearby
Great for these types of students
all, nontraditional, online, full time ,part time.
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Marcos from Riverbank, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
modesto junior college it's a college that truly helped me in my educational life. i came to united states of america not to long ago, and i have to say say that mjc counts with amazing instructors that helped me in a very unique way. i am glad to be attending this college, and i would like to continue my educational life no matter what school i go to.
Tips for prospective students
i believe that there aren't really any tips for prospective students because i believe that the secret for a successful life is to focus in what you are doing, and if you are focused, you will find out that you are ready for many things in life.
Academic Rigor
i am a person who likes to put myself through challenges. i am currently finishing my general aid, and i will start taking science courses starting next semester in order to move to the next step, which is to be in the nursing program in a four year college. one of my goals in life is to become a doctor, and i know that with faith and support i will become one one day.
Dorm Life
my parents house is few miles away form college; therefore, i live in my parent's house.
Food and Dining
i like eating lots of vegetables. ever since i was a child, my mother would always feed vegetables to my brothers and me. i like to eat healthy for the reason that i like maintain healthy because i want to do well in school and what a better other way than eating fruits and vegetables.
What to do for fun
i am a person who likes to read science books in my free time. i am a full time student; however, when i go home i like to read anything related to science. another thing that i like to do for fun is to work out. i believe that in order to be emotionally and physically ready to a long journey in life, people must have some type of physical education to maintain healthy and ready for anything.
Campus Safety
i spend most of my time in college, and i believe that they have an incredible security program. fortunately, i have never experienced anything bad, and i hope the same for other people as well. i feel secure, of course, i still take care of my surroundings but this college counts with a very good security body.
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Sondra from Modesto, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
My learning experience has been a great one so far. I leave each class with a new topic to think about, and create my own philosophy on the subject.
Am enjoying being here
I wish that there were an easier way to get from class to class. This community college is split into two campuses, so sometimes its tricky getting from one class to the next. It does, however, provide shuttle busses from each campus, so if you want you only park once, and shuttle to your next class on the other campus.
Bang for the buck
They really help out with fee waivers, and prices of other services. The resources they provide such as tutoring, cram night at the library, as well as help from indivdual teachers makes it easy for you to get help in the subject you need.
Tips for prospective students
For prospective students, I advise you to make an academic plan. Knowing which classes and having LOTS of schedule options is a big help. You will most likely not get your first choice of classes on your first registration, so be sure to have many classes lined up so you don't waste time or money. Also be sure to buy the catalogue for your year, the year you begin. Requirements for graduation or transfer may change, but if you get any trouble its good to know that they must hold you accountable only for requirements of the year you began.
Great for these types of students
Great for athletes, lots of sports to participate in.
Great for child development mrs. Mrs. Williams-Jackson is awesome. She knows her stuff, and is always willing to review grades and offer help.
Great for low budget students
Great for easy commute
Great for diesel tech program
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