Mt San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, USA

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Mt San Antonio College
3.15 Average Rating

Jillian from Chino Hills, CA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Mt. San Antonio College attracts students from all over Southern California. This college offers numerous programs, contains excellent departments, and provides incredible student and academic services.

Mt. Sac offers the Special Admittance Program which allows students from junior high through high school to attend college. I started college meanwhile in high school. Yes, I know unfair, but the important thing is that I truly grasped and appreciated an education.

Because my situation was so unique, I really saw how poor high school education was from the collegiate level. Frankly, I couldn't wait to get into Mt. Sac officially. Why? Because the programs at Mt. Sac are academically enriched. Students truly grasp the concept and ideas of general education as well as other areas. Professors give the opportunity for students to interact among discussions, to express their views, and contest as well respect certain ideas. The classroom environment is truly an open forum to learn, observe, and come up with our own conclusions about life. Moreover, the professors have excellent experiences within their profession, and, they really try to meet the students needs.

On a higher note, students at Mt. San Antonio College get to develop study skills like no other. Numerous study groups fill the study rooms in the library, the school campuses tutoring sites fill up with english/math/science appointments, the computer labs get easily packed with students who need help with their homework, special programs offer students to meet other students on campus who are wanting to develop certain study habits, and workshops are held so that students can have an opportunity to gain leadership skills.

Am I learning a lot? 5 stars for the Mt. Sac Mounties! YES!

I grew so much as a student and person at Mt. San Antonio College that I have earned my name on the Dean's list for earning a 3.6 GPA. Because of this achievement, I am now an upper division spring transfer stud...
Am enjoying being here
At Mt. SAC, students truly are aware of the schools mission and that is academic success. We are reputable for being one of the top schools with successful transfer students and graduates. Furthermore, we have one of the most diverse campuses throughout southern California, and, we have one of the best athletic programs in the state.

Having such a diverse student body has made the campus ever so exciting. This is because our student body has so many eclectic and active clubs on campus, numerous sports, and so many intelligent and talented students. I myself was part of the political science club called Global Resistance Networks. Considering how large the campus is and how many students attend here, the community still managed to feel like a family. I got to know the student body government, presidents from the different clubs, and the peers who were in my classes that were interested in what I found to be exciting. Furthermore, I got to mingle with football, basketball, and soccer players who were athletes going on a full ride to some of the best universities in the country! During the Budget Cuts on community colleges, we all got together to create a March and Rally against the Budget Cuts against California's Community Colleges.

Apart from activism, many events occur here. If its our radio show holding events or colleges visiting our campuses, there is always something going on. We have plenty of nature at our campus. You may either find students napping under a tree or relaxing on the grass eating, studying, or talking to their friends.

At Mt. SAC, no doubt you will find that it is a pleasant school to attend.
Bang for the buck
Affordable! Request for the Governors Fee Waiver! Apply for FAFSA! Apply for CAL-GRANT! Apply for scholarships! This school is truly worth the expense! No student loans needed! You will be glad you went to a junior college first. SOOOO much cheaper.

Tips for prospective students
Talk to counselors every semester to keep on track with your academic plans. Students tend to take classes that do not go towards their GE's or AA in what ever subject.

Find out what you like! Find out who you are!
Mt. Sac offers many self-evaluation services and helps you find out what you are good at!

Furthermore, they are always hiring on campus and show postings of the local cities and companies who are hiring for all types of positions.

Get there on time! Parking is crazy!

Do not forget to drop your class if you do not plan on taking it anymore. W's are ugly and will hurt your academic record.
Great for these types of students
Aspiring musicians,
ASL, Spanish, Italian, etc. interpreters,
theater majors,
aviation,
athletes,
communication students,
cheerleaders/song leaders
disabled students,
honor students,
international students,
minorities,
those interested in studying abroad,
students pursuing a BS,
vocational students,
fire academy here,
students who plan to be active on campus,
people who like to walk,
those who love Carl's Junior (we have one on campus),
who love large libraries,
who love to go on facebook (YES WE HAVE ACCESS),
who carry a laptop everywhere
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Jess from, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Professors tend to be very good. As long as you do the work you're going to learn a lot. There are several different departments that are very willing to offer their assistance. Including tutors who will proof read your essays and help with math/science questions. All professors offer office hours which allow you to go ask questions and get extra help in person. I recommend taking at least 1 PE or Health class at Mt. Sac. Also, Mt. Sac has one of the best dance programs around.
Am enjoying being here
It's fun; however, parking can be very difficult. Especially during the first few weeks of school. It's also difficult to get classes and sometimes you can't even be a full time student because there isn't enough classes available. But, Mt. Sac offers a variety of clubs and different opportunities to get involved with your community. There's always something happening on campus if you're bored.
Bang for the buck
Definitely worth your money. Usually, the state will waive the tuition fee. Since you pay approx. $36 per unit, tuition is cheap and worth while. Besides, your health fee provides you with discounts around campus. Also, Mt. Sac offers a gym that has really cheap membership. And, for around $70 they'll determine your body fat percentage. They're one of the few places around that has a hydro static tank. One downside is food around campus tends to be a little overprices. Also, a lot of classes provide access to a lab where the computer software is very helpful for studying.
Tips for prospective students
Get to class several hours early the first week. You don't need a parking pass the first 2 weeks during a regular semester and during the first week during an intersession. Also, try to get into a program that gives you priority registration. Such as DSPS, EOPS, connect4, join a sport, or music program. It's nearly impossible to get classes without priority registration. If you can't apply to these programs it's necessary to stalk to registration page until you can get on a wait list. If you can't even get on a wait list, just show up to the class. A lot of professors are nice and will add you to the class anyways. Make sure you apply for financial aid ASAP.
Great for these types of students
Determined students, those looking to transfer to a 4 year University, or those looking for an associates. A lot of students tend to think college will be easy, just be careful not to slack off or fall behind. Mt. Sac offers university tours, scholarships, and tons of help for those trying to transfer to a 4 year institution.
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Izari from Monterey Park, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I believe that Mt. Sac is one of the best community college out there. The teachers are very concern about their students future. Many try to warn students what will happen if they do not study they way the teachers want them too. Though, it is only to make the students prepared when they transfer to a university. In Mt. Sac you do not only learn the material, but also real life experience.
Am enjoying being here
The atmosphere is very calm. Everyone is surprisingly very kind to one another. Meet people and be social. In the end you will have connections in the future. College is the best way to make friends because everyone has a great future.
Bang for the buck
If you want to save money apply for scholarships.
Go online to search for books such as Amazon.com and more.
Apply for financial aid and Bog Fee Waiver.
Tips for prospective students
Mt. Sac will teach you how to become an individual because no one is going to cater to you and make sure you are taking the right classes. You have to find out on your own and ask a counselor to see if you are making the right choice for your major.

Remember to never give up. There will be times when you would not get your way and would not be able to add the classes you wanted to. Most of the classes would go to the junior and senior students. Despite that occurrence, you will always have a chance to add your classes as long as you show determination and try to be present at the class you want to take. Sometimes, you may have to try more than one class. There would be other students how give up, and because you did not, you will have a higher chance to be in the class.

In addition, do not take more units than you can handle because you would only suffer.

Finally, take advantage of the tutors given in Mt. Sac. ITS FREE.
Great for these types of students
If you are a shy person, get ready to open up because in order to succeed in any college you must be open.

Determined
Motivated
Independent or ready to be indepent
Have a wonderful experience
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carlos from fontana, ca

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
mount san antonio college offers the citizens of walnut and the surrounding cities the opportunity to receive a well-rounded education that prepares an individual for the career of their choice. professors meticulously scrutinize a studentâ??s work and genuinely care for a studentâ??s education by assisting them when challenges arise. mount san antonio college is a spectacular school that continuously innovates new methods in order to help students reach their goals.
Tips for prospective students
if you are struggling in english, math or other core classes, there is tutoring that will aid you in your purist for a good grade. furthermore, tutoring is free to every single student that attends mount san antonio college. it does not matter if the student is attending full time or part time.

also, read and reference back to your syllabus through out the semester to avoid the headache of falling behind in class. a busy schedule can make a student forget that they need to turn in their bi-weekly news article or submit their paper to the professor. more importantly, note down any changes that your professor makes to the syllabus. this will avoid any confusion between the professor and your self.
Academic Rigor
every student will perceive the academic rigor at mount san antonio college differently. many variables come into play when measuring the academic demands of professors. but ultimately, the difficulty level of academics will depend greatly on the studentâ??s investment of time towards their education. a student will only reap what they sow.
Dorm Life
mount san antonio does not have the infrastructure for dorms. but, the school understands that there is a need from students for affordable housing. mt. sac has a link on their website for housing and provides listings of houses and rooms available around the area. the website has a simple mapped out list that a student can easily navigate through. this helps students get situated with out a headache.
Food and Dining
there is an immense amount of diversity in food choices that surround the mount san antonio college area. everything is accessible to students in a two-block radius regardless of whether their taste buds crave mexican, italian or asian pacific. but if the student is unable to leave school then the new mt. sac cafe is there to fulfill those hunger craves. they offer american and asian dishes in a quick, convenient manner that satisfies hunger and allows the student to get to class on time.
What to do for fun
there are many options available to students who want to take a break from long well executed study sessions. going for a hike in the surrounding mt. sac trails would be a suitable fit for those who love nature and enjoy seeing the beautiful southern california scenery. but, if you enjoy sandy waters and a beautiful sun set then a twenty-minute drive west will fulfill that pleasure as well. beaches are in close proximity from mt. sac as well as the most magical place on earth, disneyland. as a student at mt. sac you will enjoy the perks of getting discounts for all the major theme parks that surround the southern california area. there are many things to do for fun around mt. sac. you will enjoy the beautiful beaches, theme parks and trails while here at mount san antonio college.
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Rania from Walnut, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mt SAC has some of the most caring and passionate teachers I have ever come across. The teachers, counselors, admin, staff, and even the students are all wonderfully accepting, helpful, and just make the school feel like a home away from home. The classes and resources available here, including the tutoring center, computer labs, language learning labs, test center, writing center, and so on, all provide a unique college experience that really supports the student and sends one on one's way to fulfilling one's academic goals the way a family would.
Tips for prospective students
Use whatever resources are available to you, sign up for clubs and programs, be involved on campus, attend events set up for students, use your teachers' offve hours, use the free tutoring and printing services. These valuable resources are all available to you, so make good use of them while you have them!
Academic Rigor
Teachers really keep students' noses to the grinding stone, particularly in the more major specific courses. Many teachers come from four year backgrounds and carry the same standards of teaching here. Teachers really expect a lot of students and set very high academic standards and very time consuming readings, essays, film watching, exams, and projects to encourage students to achieve their full potential academically.
Dorm Life
Mt SAC does not offer dorms, but there are many housing options available nearby.
Food and Dining
Mt SAC offers a variety of food options including a Carl's Jr., mexican food, subway style sandwiches, pizza, convenience stores, a Jamba Juice, and many healthy food options such as fresh fruits and vegetables, tuna, egg, peanut butter, or turkey sandwiches, and several types of salads. The food tastes great and is affordable.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a mysterious miracle mile walkway on campus, one teacher who was a Mt. SAC student when it wad named said it had an interesting story, but
She never got around to telling our class. After that, I haven't been able to find anyone that knows the story behind the name.

There are also several classrooms that used to be used as army barracks, so they have old fashioned furnishings and a random fireplace complete with iron tools at the front.
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Casey from Pomona, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mt. San Antonio College is very affordable. It offers endless opportunities for students to succeed. Mt. San Antonio College is a great way to start your future.
Tips for prospective students
Don't give up, if the material seems hard get with your professor, they are very helpful. Set up a study group with your classmates, its a great way to learn.
Academic Rigor
Counselors have an 'open door policy' they are there to help you succeed.
Dorm Life
No Dorms.
Food and Dining
There are delicious restaurants on campus. I suggest WOW Cafe. It's very delicious and affordable. There are also restaurants outside campus such as; Subway, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Yoshinoya, and little family owned restaurants.
What to do for fun
There is a 'Wild Life Sanctuary' on campus where its very peaceful and full of life. There's a lot of different plants and animals. Mt. SAC has a theater where students can go and see plays, the Student Center where students can watch television, play pool, and have a good time.
Bang for the buck
I believe Mt.SAC is a great college for everyone. It's diverse and welcoming to all students. Everyone is helpful and helps each other out. We look out for each other. The professors are very professional and will help if there is any misunderstandings in class, the counselors are very friendly and want the best for the student. They go above and beyond to help the students reach their goals.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I love hanging out at the student center. I love meeting new people and sometimes professors come and join us and play pool with us, or eat with us.
Great for these types of students
Mt. SAC is a very diverse college. This college is for every student.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of clubs on campus. The most recent one is the environmental club. They are very diverse and open minded. My professor is in charge on the club and we set up meeting to visit different places, such as; the beach, wildlife sanctuary (on campus) etc.
Greek Life
No Greek Life on campus.
Campus Safety
Mt. SAC is a very safe college. Security guards are always patrolling the campus day and night.
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Andrew from Diamond Bar, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A great university prep and transfer community college. Mt. Sac has a diverse and equal opportunity for success. The Mounties are dominate in academics and athletics.
Tips for prospective students
Join sports teams.
Academic Rigor
Perfect place to prep yourself for university level classes at an affordable price.
Dorm Life
None
Food and Dining
Tons of options in the area.
What to do for fun
There are flyers for all different types of events from festivals to art shows around campus.
Bang for the buck
In state tuition is unbeatable. I believe its around $30 a credit hour.
Great for these types of students
Athletes or preforming arts.
Clubs and Activities
Tons of sports teams, bands, art and theater clubs around.
Greek Life
Sadly none.
Campus Safety
They are great and keep an eye out for you!
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Carl from Chino Hills, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A school where arts are on the same pace as the athletics. Where you can start to grow to the person you were born to be. Mt. Sac has something for every student that walks those halls and puts you on the path to success.
Tips for prospective students
Don't like the big university feel, but love the big university education then this is the place for you. Professor from all around the globe that just want you to succeed in life as well as academically. But also don't be afraid to branch out, try new things and you might discover something you never knew you liked.
Academic Rigor
The Academics are on par with some of the hardest classes you can take a huge universities. They demand you to work hard to set your self up to for success. But not without knowing your limits and pushing yourself.
Food and Dining
The dining at Mt. Sac is very good and the best breakfast burrito you'll ever have in college. They also have a very good coffee shop on the other side. The Cafeteria changes the food every other week to give everyone a choice. If not there's a Carl's Jr next door that will suffice.
What to do for fun
Go see one of the amazing plays at the Mt. Sac Theater. The musical performance is also amazing as well where you see truly talented people.
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Vince from La Puente, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Mt. San Antonio College is the closest experience one can have to a four year college. The size of the campus, availability of classes and majors and student population make the jump to a four year college seem less frightening. It is by far a great school with lots of opportunities for those willing to seek them.
Tips for prospective students
Take your time deciding your major. Don't take on too much in your first semester. Leave plenty of time for studying.
Academic Rigor
Several of Mt. SAC's professors are professors at other Cal States and give much of the same load they would at a CSU.
Food and Dining
It's enough to subdue hunger but not all that satisfying.
What to do for fun
Go to the labs!!! They might not be much fun but they are free to use and have free internet access!
Bang for the buck
worth every penny
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Karina from Ontario, CA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Big campus I reccommend very comfortable walking shoes maybe even hicking boots very helpful staff, very visible signs and building names so you dont lose your way
Tips for prospective students
Ask alot of questions dont hesitate.
Academic Rigor
You can accomplish anything you set your mind too.
Dorm Life
Im only guessing I live off campus
Food and Dining
google it and you will find what ever munchies you are in the mood for yall hear me.
What to do for fun
Plenty of shopping and night life near by
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