Cypress College: Narrative Description

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9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
Tel: (714)484-7000; Admissions: (714)484-7435; Fax: (714)761-3934; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 15,347. Students come from 41 states and territories, 22 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/25.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3576 full-time, $149 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $11 per unit part-time, $12 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 63 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, California Student Nurses Association, Court Reporting Club, MECHA. Major annual events: Senior Day, Scare Fair, club information days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Cypress College Library plus 1 other with 76,696 books, 4,203 microform titles, 255 serials, 1,113 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $483,959. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Cypress is a rapidly growing suburban city, 20 miles east of Los Angeles. The climate is dry and mild. Buses, trains, freeway system and the Los Angeles International Airport 20 miles away all serve the area. The city has three private hospitals, twelve churches, a library, and an amphitheater. There are city parks, a golf course, swimming pool and a gymnasium for those interested in sports. Anaheim Stadium is seven miles away, Disneyland five and one-half miles, Knotts Berry Farm and Movieland Wax Museum two and one-half miles. Beaches and mountain areas provide additional recreational facilities and are within easy driving distance. Many universities and colleges are nearby.