Saddleback College: Narrative Description

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28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
Tel: (949)582-4500
Admissions: (949)582-4340
Fax: (949)347-8315
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles and San Diego. Total enrollment: 24,798. Students come from 37 states and territories, 23 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 1% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 52% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Irvine Valley College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3984 full-time, $167 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $466 full-time, $18 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. James B. Utt Memorial Library with 109,000 books and 132 serials. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mission Viejo is largely a residential community located in the rolling hills midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. This is one of Orange County's fast growing areas, with a dry temperate climate. Good shopping facilities are available with most major department stores represented. Buses serve the area and Orange County Airport is only a short drive away. Beach resorts are located nearby for all water sports. The mountains are approximately a two-hour drive and ski slopes abound in the Big Bear area.

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