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CERRITOS COLLEGE Y-6

11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
Tel: (562)860-2451; Admissions: (562)860-2451; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.cerritos.edu/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 140-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 24,000. Students come from 32 other countries, 46% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: CEPT, Nelson Denny Reading Test recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $149 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $18 per unit part-time, $23 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. Wilford Michael Library with 74,502 books and 396 serials. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

Community Environment: Norwalk is an urban area 17 miles from Los Angeles. The climate is subtropical. There is bus and rail service to Los Angeles, where other major transportation facilities are located. The city has many community facilities, industrial firms and retail outlets. Part-time work is available.