San Diego Mesa College: Narrative Description

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7250 Mesa College Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
Tel: (619)388-2600; Admissions: (619)388-2689; Fax: (619)388-2968; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Diego Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 104-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 22,573. 2,156 applied, 100% were admitted. 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 6% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4008 full-time, $167 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $18 per unit part-time, $12 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 39 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Black Students Association, MECHA, Gay and Lesbian Student Group, Vietnamese Student Association. Major annual events: Festival of Colors, Job Fair, Club Rush/Back to School Reception. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 84,353 books and 657 serials. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: San Diego lies along and around one of the world's ten most beautiful, protected, natural harbors. Known as a winter playground, it has 19 miles of beautiful beaches and a very special "seawashed, air-conditioned" climate, with the average maximum temperature of 70.8 degrees and a minimum of 55.4 degrees. The population is 1,200,900, with a greater metropolitan area population of 2,166,200. The Santa Fe Railroad, and numerous bus and airlines serve the area. The city is a manufacturing and shipping center with its main industries being fishing, fish packing, and the construction of aircraft parts, missiles, and boats. The county is also the country's largest producer of avocados. San Diego has a public library with 30 branches, nine general hospitals, churches, museums, and galleries. There are numerous golf courses, all aquatic sports, hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, skiing and other snow sports. This is the home of the San Diego Chargers, the professional football team, and also the San Diego Padres, the professional baseball team.

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