Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA, USA

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Solano Community College
2.64 Average Rating

Sage from Vallejo, CA

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
While it may have just been a two year institution, the level of knowledge most professors have in their field makes this school a very good place to start. I say most because there a few professors that make you question the validity of their degrees, but overall Solano was a positive learning experience for me.
Did enjoy being here
Seeing as Solano is my only college experience thus far, it's hard to compare enjoyment of this college with others that I've never attended. Despite this, I'd say that Solano Community College is a fun college to attend; I'd much rather have been there than not.
Bang for the buck
It's a community college. It costs less than car insurance.
Tips for prospective students
Register as soon as possible, classes fill up quick. Make sure to do the research yourself or speak with a counselor before you register. It's easy to plan out your classes well in advance to ensure you either get your degree, make your transfer requirements, or do both within two years but it's also very easy to stay at Solano for up to five without transferring. Be careful!
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants an education but can't attend a 4-year college should try Solano.
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Virginia from Vallejo, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
During my years at this fine college I really found out who I really wanted to be when I grew up. Through the positive instruction of my Professors I was able to overcome my disabilities and reach onto the other side, Therefore, I received two A.A. degrees and getting ready to transfer to a University of my choice.
Tips for prospective students
I would tell prospective students if they decide to attend Solano they would never regret not one moment, because what they will learn will only open doors of freedom by reaching their maximum potential. That will be beneficial to a higher education of learning.
Academic Rigor
The learning atmosphere is a safe and secure environment that will allow a student to progress. The materials that are used are easy to understand. Therefore, it makes learning very understandable.
Dorm Life
I never had Dorm Life so I do not know anything about it.
Food and Dining
I really love the food and dining at Solano because they provided a variety of food choices, especially healthy foods. The prices were defiately affordable and reasonable. Also, they provided a big size cafeteria where students can come and enjoy the safe environment with their peers. I never had an issue with seating nor problems with overcrowding.
What to do for fun
I have fun by going to the library and reading a books or attending the theater their at the college. I enjoyed watching all the new talent.
Bang for the buck
While attending Solano I also was nominated as Valedictorian for my graduating class. Although, I did not win, the experience of getting in front of a panel of 12 staff members to choose my fate was one one the best and fun times of my life.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I used to spend a lot of time in the Math Lab because if it wasn't for the help of other students I would not have passed. I even got to meet so many new friends that had the same goals as I did and that was very amazing in it self.We just wanted to have a nice career.
Great for these types of students
Yes, it would be grat for all students.
Clubs and Activities
The college had fund raising campaigns for the students to raise money for a good cause. Additionally, the college has baseball, football, and soccer teams that are open for all students and outsiders are allowed to come and enjoy the games.
Greek Life
To be honest, I do not understand what Greek Life is, however, I am very sure they are no different than the rest of the population. We all have the same desire to be a success when graduation is all over with.
Campus Safety
One thing about the campus that I do know, if their is an issue that needs to be addressed. It surely is handled in a professional manner by the campus police. I definitely know all students are in a safe and secure environment.
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William from Suisun City, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I find Solano Community College to be a great place for one to begin their journey in higher education. There are numerous outstanding professors that are willing to help their students succeed. Overall I rate Solano Community College at an A- .
Tips for prospective students
I greatly encourage one to become familiar with the teachers and programs offered at the school. Also, When seeking help in the counseling department of Solano not only is it recommended that prier to an appointment one does their own research, but also is fully prepared with specific questions to benefit most from the help of the councilors.
Academic Rigor
Solano Community College offers both accurate and knowledgeable information.
Dorm Life
There are no dorms at Solano Community College.
Food and Dining
There is a wide variety of food to choose from at Solano Community College and is sold at a relativity low price.
What to do for fun
Although there are no recreational activity centers, with a creative mind one can still enjoy their time playing sport or other games in the fields, browsing the internet on one of the library computers, joining a club, or by simply hanging out with friends in the cafeteria.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
At the moment there are no unusual traditions or locations on campus that come to mind.
Clubs and Activities
There are many different types of clubs available to all students!
Campus Safety
There is very little crime around the school campus and to ensure the safety of students police consistently monitor the school.
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Tasha from Vallejo, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Solano offers great education for a low price. I recommend anyone to go to school here. The staff here are so good at helping out students with counseling, financial aid, transferring options, and so much more.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to create an account on there website www.solano.edu and also take their assessment testing to put you into the right classes for your level.
Academic Rigor
This school is known for its excellence with assisting students to the next level and helping them find their major.
Dorm Life
Solano Community College does not offer dorms but they do have local apartments that are fairly inexpensive for college students.
Food and Dining
The school has vending machines and a wide variety of food in their cafe.
What to do for fun
Solano offers multiple sports and clubs mostly at their main campus in Fairfield.
Bang for the buck
I believe that every penny that I've spent here has been worth it. The college is pretty and the teachers are so nice and understanding.
Great for these types of students
This school is great if you want to save money before you head off to a four year college and is also great if you don't know what your major is yet.
Clubs and Activities
They have various clubs at the main campus and you can also create your own club.
Greek Life
Solano does offer a few sorrorities and fraternities which I've heard are fun.
Campus Safety
This school has campus security at all of their campus' and they are very thorough with their work.
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Sharman from Fairfield, CA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Although budget cuts have narrowed down the number of classes available at the college, there are many teachers who invest themselves in their students and their futures and genuinely care. I have taken classes with a number of great teachers here.
Am enjoying being here
The beautiful campus, wonderful journalism program, and ease of access make this college particularly enjoyable to me.
Bang for the buck
If you qualify for financial aid there is a good chance you won't have to worry about tuition or books...without financial aid, I couldn't afford college so I am SO glad that I qualify.
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Sophia from Vallejo, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am currently a nursing major at Solano, though I am not applying to their nursing program, and their science department is fantastic! I have learned so much through the materials provided by the school, studious classmates with the same determination as me, and a faculty dedicated to giving you the tools necessary to prepare you for future education opportunities. Along with this, there are many other resources available to students, such as study rooms, math tutoring lab, access to databases, etc.
Am enjoying being here
Overall, the campus is pretty clean and is continually kept in check the maintenance crew. There is a newly remodeled dining area, adjacent to the cafeteria, for students to enjoy their lunches. The school also recently refurbished our gym, so that is nice and new as well. Our admissions building is the only two-story building on the campus and it provides students with a singular hot-spot to meet all of their needs in regards to paperwork issues. The campus is nicely organized, with easy access to directions, information, and activities for current and prospective students.
Bang for the buck
The school's tuition, though it has increased since I first started attending, is still pretty low compared to the universities. The low tuition costs helps students establish an academic foundation before transferring to the more expensive four-year schools.
Tips for prospective students
If you are considering attending Solano, I would suggest taking a course or two just to see how you like it. The degree of goodness for the faculty varies with each department. However, if you are planning to take a lot of science course, the professors are really knowledgeable about the information and really know how to teach students.
Great for these types of students
Solano Community College is a great school to go to while you're still in high school! I took class at SCC all throughout my high school years and this allowed me to graduate a year early. It helps make the high school-college transition a lot easier.
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Solano Student

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
Solano Community College is great because of personable teachers, challenging academics, and small class sizes. At Solano, teachers recognize your face and know your name because the teachers at Solano for the most part are willing to sit down with you, talk with you, and do what it takes to make you succeed. Furthermore, the academics are challenging--especially in science majors. As a biology major, I have found my science classes and teachers tough, but fair. The teachers for biology and chemistry make the classroom environment friendly by encouraging the asking of questions and telling science jokes. Last but not least, the class sizes are small. Many colleges are so enormous that students get lost in the shuffle. However, at Solano, there's anywhere from 15-30 students per classroom. This gives any student in a classroom an opportunity to learn each classmate's name or even an opportunity to make a new friend.
Am enjoying being here
Solano Community College has encouraging professors, great science programs, and a beautiful campus. So far, my experience thus far with professors has been better than not. Teachers in all areas, including English, Speech, and Math, equip students to succeed by asking thought provoking questions and applying real life applications. In addition, the science programs at Solano prepare students for the future by having students use lab equipment and techniques that are also used for genetics and forensics. Also, Solano has a beautiful campus. The campus is well kept because the trees are trimmed and the grass is cut on a regular basis. Even more, the clock tower in the middle of the campus seems to give Solano a traditional feel.
Bang for the buck
Given that Solano is a community college, Solano is much cheaper than a 4 year institution. Solano is very affordable.
Tips for prospective students
If you are interested in attending Solano, make sure that you see a counselor as soon as possible. Also, apply for Financial Aid well in advance (as close to Jan. 1 is possible). Research your professors so that your class experience can be better. Most of all, stay on track! Try to take classes that you know will definitely transfer if you're looking to transfer. If needed, make more than one counselor appointment. Ask other students about scholarships you can apply for.
Great for these types of students
Solano is great for students that want to get their GE done for an affordable price. Also, Solano is great for students wanting to get into a Biology or science related field.
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