Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA, USA

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Sacramento City College
3.01 Average Rating

Yolante from North Highlands, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Many of the teachers here also teach university courses and use many of the same lessons for both classes. Some of the information I learn might not be useful for my chosen major, but it is interesting none the less.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is quaint and beautiful. The courses are fun and I find most of the teachers and students kind and helpful.
Bang for the buck
I only gave a lower review for price because I am an international student and pay more then a normal student overall. The regular student price is very reasonable though. Plus a light rail pass for the semester is included in the price, and the majority of student are very pleased about this.
Tips for prospective students
My advice is to use the services given to you. If you are lost or confused their are counselors that can help and a school website to search. Otherwise just ask a student on campus. Many of us will happily help you out. Also the library
Great for these types of students
This college is great for a wide variety of students, as long as you don't mind that only AAs are available, but transferring is possible. The range of ages and races is phenomenal and the courses are opportunistic and usually have university level undertones. I cannot think of a single person who claims ever claimed to me they disliked the college.
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Karen from Elk Grove, CA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
sacramento city college is a great place to meet new people. the professors are kind and gives attention to every student. the campus is beautiful and the classes are also very easy to find.
Tips for prospective students
a very good tip is to come an hour before your class so you could find parking.
Academic Rigor
do all your work by yourself and do not plagiarize because there will be consequences.
Dorm Life
i live at home and drive myself to class everyday so i am not sure about the dorm life.
Food and Dining
the food is great because there are many variety to chose from but the only bad thing about it is that its pretty pricing.
What to do for fun
there are many things around the campus to do for fun. there is a park across the street if you need some fresh air, there are many fast food chains across the street, and a really great library on campus for those who love to read.
Bang for the buck
if you are a person who is on a budget for books, make sure you ask around for cheap books and read the bulletins for books that students are selling.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
an unusual tradition that we have here at scc is that during the middle of the semester we have many people come to our campus and sell things, so its like a flee market.
Great for these types of students
our campus is great for foreign exchange students because if you are one, you can connect with other foreign exchange students who are already attending.
Clubs and Activities
there are over 20 clubs. i can list a couple for you guys: hmong club, spanish club, korean, japanese, dance club, debate team, singing club, and etc.. i am positive that anyone can find a club to match their interest.
Greek Life
i'm not in any sorority so i'm not sure when it comes to this subject.
Campus Safety
campus safety is great here at our school. they know how to solve things very well and fast too.
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Kimberlee from Sacramento, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Hardly ever have homework, but lots of tests.
Am enjoying being here
Lots of activities/festivities
Bang for the buck
I am currently on the BOG fee waiver, so all I pay for is book and supplies!
Tips for prospective students
Easy commute
Great for these types of students
People that live close
low income
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Andrew from Vallejo, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Sacramento City College or SCC has a great feel to it. They offer many tutoring services many of which are FREE. The professors here on campus are highly professional, however, most know how to have a good time and make class discussion relevant to you on a personal and professional level. A lot of the professors have backgrounds teaching at the local California State University of Sacramento and others also teach at University of California Davis. There are even some who have been professors at out of state colleges as well. All of this equates to adequate resources as to what to expect in a four year institution.
Am enjoying being here
The student body is very diverse as is the faculty. You will encounter many different ethnic groups and languages spoken throughout campus and experience other cultures. The college has a university feel to it with everyone focused upon their own goals, however, also understand networking is an essential in life so you meet many intelligent people along the way and recognize them in classes in the future.
Bang for the buck
The board of governor's fee waiver helps out a lot to those who qualify ultimately paying around $5.00 to $10.00 for a full time load of units. This helps out a lot and considering the information you soak in from the professors here on campus it is a clearance deal. As I said before many professors here teach at four year institutions so you are essentially receiving the same information as others for a small portion of the cost.
Tips for prospective students
Future students coming in I say study as much math and English before taking your placement tests. Many classes require prerequisites of higher level math and English and placing high in both these fields cuts down a considerably large amount of time. Apply for EOPS they offer book assistance to help pay for textbooks and you are not required to give a dime back, also you recieve zero priority status when enrolling for classes. This is a must since there are more students enrolling than graduating. Apply for financial aid if you are a full-time student, there is a financial aid center to help you fill out your application, if needed, on campus. Register with RISE. RISE is a great place to do homework and build up on networking skills and meet students who are serious about school. Also, RISE has a book lending program and also offers free trips to California Universities. Register for Math Lab. They offer free tutoring for math students. All the way up to calculus, just figure out the schedule for whoever is your preferred tutor and schedule your study time around that. Check out all the clubs you can. Networking has become the stepping stone into getting a job and many clubs on campus hold events to meet important people in careers you care about. Last but definitely not least meet with a counselor, EOPS has counselors you can consult with and there are many more, but let them know what your plans are so they help build an Ed Plan with you. This way your not wasting your time taking classes you do not need.
Great for these types of students
Any students who want to maintain focus and graduate quickly. There is time goof off but this is honestly a school which has many resources that will help you in the future. Talk to your professors many are happy to help you out even when you are no longer in their class. Maintain a good standing with them they can and will help you in the future.
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Student from Dixon, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have really learned a lot so far, and I'm glad I chose to spend my two years here instead of at UC, as was my initial plan. The general education stuff is all basically the same anyway, and there are some very helpful counselors here to ensure you're on your way (if you do, in fact, wish to transfer).

I take classes out at the Davis center (~20 minutes away from the main site), and, because of its location, many of my professors also teach at UCD. It is kind of funny (or sad?) that I have friends taking literally the same classes from the same professors... For a whole lot more per unit.
Am enjoying being here
I like this school in the same way I liked my high school experience. It has so far proved to be manageable (I always take more than the required 12 units), and the student body is refreshingly very diverse.

The main campus is really quite lovely, but can get a little seedy after hours. Parking is a NIGHTMARE, but I suppose that comes with the territory.
Bang for the buck
This is why I recommend Sac City. It will save you a literal fortune! Plus, if you didn't get in to your dream school (like me), this gives you a few years to try again.
Tips for prospective students
Be aggressive! Unlike smaller colleges/universities which coddle students, SCC expects you to be a self-motivated individual. Make those counseling appointments, and be sure you are taking only the courses you need.
Great for these types of students
If you're trying to get your AA, this would obviously be the place for you. Still, even if you plan to earn a four-year degree, I recommend SCC. It will save you tons of cash!
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Camille from Sacramento, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers do a good job of explaining each subject to the fullest and making sure each student understands whats going on before they move on
Am enjoying being here
I love the look and feel of the college, as close as you can get to a four year university. I find the students to be a lot more focused and driven than other community colleges I've visited
Bang for the buck
Sac City has so many resources like the Bogg waiver fee, low cost parking passes, and help with financial aid that makes it extremely affordable to attend
Tips for prospective students
Look into all resources such as R.I.S.E, EOPS, and the on campus tutoring. They are a tremendous help. Also stay in close contact with a counselor to help you stay on track with your goals and form a study group!
Great for these types of students
This school is beneficial to anyone wanting to better themselves. People of all races and backgrounds attend this school and they have a wonderful transfer program as well as multitude of certification programs
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Samounn from Sacramento, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
sacramento city college is a beautiful campus. the faculty and resource centers are readily available and there are plenty to choose from. possesses exceptional instructors who are dedicated to their teachings.
Tips for prospective students
take advantage of all the available resources offered. it will ease your transition into college, and will help you to succeed.
Academic Rigor
quality material taught by qualified instructors.
Dorm Life
the are no dorms for this college campus.
Food and Dining
an enormous variety to choose from on campus, as well as off.
What to do for fun
there are plenty to do at sacramento city college. whether it be sports, fitness, entertainment, electronics, graphics, jornalism, art, etc. the campus is conveniently located in middle of sacramento. nearby parks, eateries, entertainment, waterways, and shopping centers.
Bang for the buck
this campus teaches you the necessary skills to succeed in life.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
no comment at the moment.
Great for these types of students
great option for any type of student.
Clubs and Activities
highly ranked sports programs. many clubs to become involved with. endless array of activities to pursue.
Greek Life
they offer an academic greek club that i'm not familiar with.
Campus Safety
a very safe campus. there's an actual police station located on campus. sacramento city college also offer help lines, patrols, and emergency stations located throughout the campus.
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sina from Sacramento, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers Ive had so far, have been very informative and really interesting. They've been enthusiastic about the subject their teaching, they really get you interested and involved and you learn a lot from teachers who love their subject
Am enjoying being here
I love the option of being able to go to the main campus, or the off campuses. Id love if their were more classes offered at the west Sacramento campus and the west Sacramento office is beautifully designed and clean.
Tips for prospective students
Enroll in classes you need, because you will learn alot. There are alot of students so when it comes to first priority of classes make sure you sign up on the date given :)
Great for these types of students
Anyone whose looking to go back to school, or for new students who don't know what career they want to pursue.
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Monica from Sacramento, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I was ashamed for a while, telling people that I attended a community college, but you know what? I'm getting a quality education for a fraction of the cost. Here, the professors want you to do well and want to actually TEACH. And they aren't busy with things like research and large class sizes.
Am enjoying being here
If all I did at SCC were attend class and study, I'd seriously hate it. Fortunately there are clubs on campus! As well as athletics. If being a bookworm is your thing, sure do that, but if you're like me and kind of need more motivation to keep attending classes, join a club, get involved, have FUN.
Bang for the buck
Call us leeches, an abomination to society, drop-outs, etc - but some of us really do want to be in College and can't pay for the outrageous university prices. Thanks to the state, I am getting a good education at a tuition price I can afford. So chill out, nay-sayers. If you want productive adults contributing to your tax dollars later in life, you'll let me get my education.
Tips for prospective students
You are your own accountability. No one forces you to go to class or to do your homework. If you need help, you yourself need to go talk to your professor or seek help at one of the tutoring centers (and there are plenty of people there willing to help you). Also, don't forget to talk to a counselor regularly, as this will help you complete your educational goals. Oh, and don't forget to register early. Otherwise you'll be wait listed for just about everything.
Great for these types of students
Self-motivated students, part-time or full-time working students, those that don't know what they want to major in, those continuing their education, and those looking to transfer to a 4-year university.
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Adria from Browns Valley, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Sacramento City has an amazing group of professors who love their job and have fun with what they do. You can really tell that the school makes sure that the teachers here are qualified.
Am enjoying being here
Sacramento City is a nice school that makes you feel safe. However, if you do not like inner city schools or schools in bigger cities, Sacramento City is not for you.
Bang for the buck
You will always get a cheaper education at a community college and Sacramento City makes sure that you are not shorted on your education.
Tips for prospective students
Go to the event called Senior Saturday provided by Sacramento City. It is such an important event for seniors wishing to go here. You get everything done at once, orientation, counseling, and also a sooner registration date.
Great for these types of students
Students wishing to go to Sacramento State, who are living in Sacramento, and those that enjoy being in the city.
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