Santa Ana College: Narrative Description

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1530 West 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
Tel: (714)564-6000
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: 58-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 22,189. Students come from 50 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 63% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/21.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3768 full-time, $157 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $458 full-time, $18 per unit part-time, $13 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Students of Diverse Cultures, Students United for Better Education, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Puente. Major annual events: International Festival, Club Rush, Cinco de Mayo. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. McNeally Library with 99,473 books, 99,473 microform titles, and 7,690 audiovisual materials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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