San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, CA, USA
2.76 Average Rating

San Diego Mesa College is a public community college based in San Diego, California. It is the largest community college in the city and part of the San Diego Community Colleges District. Noted programs include culinary arts and food service, kinesiology and exercise science, and communications. The school has an open admissions policy.

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
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision April 30, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
23,532
Total Number of Undergrads
23,532
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
22%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
33:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$5,423
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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.
$1,144
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.
$7,024
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.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,918
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.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,766
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$870

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.
2%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,485
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.
$3,500
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.
$48
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
30
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
The Olympians
School Colors
Gold/White/Navy Blue
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

Top 5 Cities
San Diego
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Seattle
Phoenix
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,100
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What Students Are Saying

2.76 Average Rating
Mesa College has great professors. They care about their students. The campus will look great when the construction is done.
Amber from Coronado, CA
San Diego Mesa College has excellent opportunities to earn your degree in the sciences. They offer numerous programs and many options to finish your degree in a timely manner. The staff and faculty are very supportive.
Philicia from San Diego, CA

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