Skyline College: Narrative Description

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3300 College Dr.
San Bruno, CA 94066-1698
Tel: (650)738-4100
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Mateo County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 125-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 8,573. Students come from 9 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 4% black, 40% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 9% 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international students or auto technology, respiratory therapy, cosmetology, concurrent high school, emergency medical, surgical technician programs. Required for some: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Placement: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security guards during open hours. College housing not available. Skyline College Library with 50,000 books, 230 serials, and an OPAC. 220 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 38,000. San Bruno, located 12 miles south of San Francisco, is known as "The Airport City." The climate is temperate all year long, with cool, often foggy summers. All modes of transportation serve the area. This is a residential community with regional shopping centers, churches, library, and hospitals in nearby cities. Cultural advantages of San Francisco are appreciated by the people in San Bruno since it is so near.

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