College of Alameda: Narrative Description

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555 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501-2109
Tel: (510)522-7221
Admissions: (510)466-7365
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Peralta Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 62-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Research spending 2003-04: $37,247. Educational spending 2003-04: $953 per student. Total enrollment: 5,500. Students come from 18 states and territories, 9 other countries, 44% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at other units of the Peralta Community College District System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $175 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 40,000 books and 200 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

See Laney College.

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