Santa Maria, CA
Allan Hancock College


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Recent Reviews

Kyle
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A great school for the price you pay! No one would regret going to this school. Administration is engaging and helpful, carin...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A great school for the price you pay! No one would regret going to this school. Administration is engaging and helpful, caring for the students and focusing on the needs of the student. The school has been upgrading their school for a long time now and every semester it gets better! The professors are engaging and there seem to be events in the courtyard every week. I would recomend this community college to anyone!

Describe the students at your school.

The students here are fiarly focused on their performance and want to do well. Some of them spend hours of work on a single project while others do not work as hard. No matter how hard they work, they are still willing to help another student out with notes, assignments, and advice in almost any situation. You couldn't ask for better classmates.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Given the chance to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would probably explain that there is a higher level of stress, hard work, and money needed in college then in high school. Since college is preparation for life at work, I would recommend finding a purpose for college so that when deadlines are approaching you have something to work for and to remember why you are in college. I have found that I need to remember that I am making myself better, something I know is hard but will pay off. It is hard, but I know college is worth it. Working hard and giving it your all is also important because there are times when I remember not trying as hard as I could have. In the end, there is nothing I can do to repeat those moments; I just have to learn from them. That is why I now try to give everything I do all I have so I don't regret not trying later. Finally, I should have tried to get financial aid earlier. It is not easy to pay for college and every penny counts.

Carmen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When I was in High school, I was a really quiet girl who hardly spoke in class, and even made friens. I was a girl who dindn'...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When I was in High school, I was a really quiet girl who hardly spoke in class, and even made friens. I was a girl who dindn't liked to speak due to the afraidness. I had a few friends who were from a higher class than me. I always thouht that they were much more than me. Day after day during break and lunch I would always go to my next class. I never had the opportunity to be invloved in any school activities because I though every one was going to make fun of me. I was always afraid to speak when I saw something was wrong. I was afraid to throw my Ideas out in society. Some advices I would give to myself If I was to go back to college would be not to be afray to speak, to get my Ideas out in society. I would tell my self that in college its up to me to get any help and that in college its a totally different life. College is more of involvement with your society. I would also tell myself that in college if "I dont Start to SpeakI Will Not Go Anywhere".

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Allan Hancock College is a great community school, so sofar i dont have much to wine about. I've sofar bieng inroled in this school for one semestor.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

One thing that I finf frustrating is that now there is some kind of construction going one which makes that hard to find parking lots to find. On the other hand is a really good Idea because i no more than a year Allan Hancock College will have a new building. Another thing that I find frustrating is that at night classes I cant find a parking lot.

Victoria
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I chose this college because it was broad and unique in the way that things were ran along with it had great reviews of teach...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I chose this college because it was broad and unique in the way that things were ran along with it had great reviews of teachers and is giving me a chnace to get my general education done with and preparing me with the necessary skills to tranfer to a University with being adiquetly prepared for my Major of choice.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Going back in time to what I once was, a lost soul who really didnt have a desired decision on what i wanted to do with me life, attending a community college was the best decision that i could of started with. Transitioning to having more focus on school and my life then you do in high school, your working towards a destination and being in a cumminty college working on you general education requirements give you a really good understanding of what classes you like, hate, appreciate, and really learn from. Advice I would really give myself is to stay more focused, dont always try to please people just please myself and spread my wings to all new things like classes, hobbies, interests and even peeople. Not to always designate my self to one thing to go above and beyond. It makes you a great person and prepares you for what the real world has to offer.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the resources that they give to students. No matter the race, size, intelligence of any student they give everyone an equal opportunity for extra or less help, to me this is what ive strived of in College.

Cindy
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Allan Hancock offers more online classes with financial aid help. And the teachers are really helpful even though it is an on...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Allan Hancock offers more online classes with financial aid help. And the teachers are really helpful even though it is an online class.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have found a college and gone to it just to get a degree of some kind, then to find something that I was interested in then finish school to have a better life. Instead of waiting to go back to school in my 40's which is kind of hard for me to retain things, juggle class and family among daily life. I also have an injury so it is more of a challenge for me to do, but I am getting it done.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I went to college right after high school instead of going now in my 40's to make a better life for my family now, I could of had it all along.

Kyle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The college that I go to is best known for how inexpensive it is. Classes are extremely cheap compared to most other communit...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The college that I go to is best known for how inexpensive it is. Classes are extremely cheap compared to most other community colleges and especially compared to a univerisity. Their slogan is "start here, go anywhere," which I think is very true because once I graduate I can either transfer to a four year college or I can even go straight into the work field.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself not to work to hard and to concentrate on schooling. I would have told myself not to get a job straight out of high school because it makes it harder to go to college. You can't take as many classes and its very draining. I would have rather taken more classes and graduated quicker than of gotten a job. I could've started making better money quicker if I would have been a full time student instead of part time. I know the main thing I was worried about was affording college. I would have also told myself that there are plenty of ways to afford college. I don't need a job to afford it. There are tons of scholarships, grants, and even student loans.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I would have known more about scholarships and grants. If I would have known more about them I would have applied for more and I probably could have afforded to take more classes. I would have told myself to apply for every scholarship that was available even if I didn't necessarily qualify because some scholarships have very few applicants.

Sawyer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Wake up Sawyer and shake off that senioritis! You have scholarships to earn and apply for! I know you think you don't qualify...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Wake up Sawyer and shake off that senioritis! You have scholarships to earn and apply for! I know you think you don't qualify for any scholarships because you aren't a minority and you aren't living in poverty but try anyways! You're parents can't afford to pay for both you and your twin sister to go to college and you won't make enough money at your low-paying, ice-cream serving job to support yourself, you need as much help as you can get! You can kiss your dream of starting Christian camps for children all over the state, country and world goodbye if you can't afford to go to college. Even though you are a great student and excell in all your classes, college isn't going to work out if you don't have the means. You should be doing all you can to earn that money that will be so crucial to your future. So hop to it missy! Fill out those scholarship applications and use all your supporters from clubs, teams, sports, teachers and church to help you out because you can't get to college on your own.

Jasmin
Describe the students at your school.

In all the classes I have had, my classmates have been outgoing, smart students. who understand how hard it is to now only ge...

Describe the students at your school.

In all the classes I have had, my classmates have been outgoing, smart students. who understand how hard it is to now only get into a four year but to afford it as well.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself not to slack off in my classes and still choose rigorous courses. In addition, I would push myself to keep doing as many scholarships as I can because that money does help in the end. I would stop doing many scholarships because of all the work and essays each one required. As a senior, you focus on enjoying your year and kind of forget about your responsibilities. Therefore, I would tell myself to stay focused, try to save up some money for college and remind myself to sign up for some classes at the city college.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any student who wants to get ahead in the education and wants to go to a school that is a little more affordable than a four year should attend Allan Hancock College. It has campuses in more than two cities and it is very easy to get started with your education there.

Brandyn
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Allan Hancock is conveniently close to home, a great start and stepping stone for progressing education and, very welcoming.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Allan Hancock is conveniently close to home, a great start and stepping stone for progressing education and, very welcoming.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Allan Hancock is best known for accepting anyone with a desire for greater education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Buckle down and make it happen! These are the words that I would try with every fiber of my being to get my(high school senior)self to absorb. Just like with most things that we all dread in life, it is not the actual action that is hard to do but it is the idea of the action that impeads us from progressing. Considering the word "education," most people would say that you can't get one without thinking. But is the reality of this process better off started by not thinking and simply doing? I believe whole heartedly that if I had stopped thinking about it and just did it, I would currently hold a colleg degree. Knowing what I know now about college life, the advice that I would give myself is, "Buckle down and make it happen!"

Hannah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One of the hardest ideas to grasp is that there is, in fact, enough time to do what you think needs to be done. With this in ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One of the hardest ideas to grasp is that there is, in fact, enough time to do what you think needs to be done. With this in mind, SLOW DOWN! The burnout you may get is not worth the possibility of getting into *this* university, so carefully choose commitments and a lifestyle that is sustainable so that you can make a more profound difference. This is not the only opportunity that you'll have to get quality education and your decision will be respected. Whether it is clear to you or not , the universe is undoubtedly unfolding as it should.

What's unique about your campus?

Within each class there are always people from every side of our community's spectrum, everyone is so conspicuously different but open as well. There is definitely a independent feeling of the town and the college, partially because it is a commuter school, and the professors respect that and are true professionals who believe in the idea of a more affordable education. Though the atmosphere can be quiet, virtually anyone would be willing to support you in some way if asked.

What kind of person should attend this school?

In many ways Santa Maria resembles Los Angeles and has a city feel about it, so it is more for the independent crowd, but also for those who have to work, don't mind commuting, and want quality education without too much financial stress , this community college would be well suited for them. It is also well known (locally) for several above average programs such as dance, theater, culinary studies, a more lenient math department, and a longer semester period. Much of college is what you make of it, and with that philosophy anyone could excell here.

Bethany
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to my senior year in high school, I would tell myself not to procrastinate. I have been out of hig...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to my senior year in high school, I would tell myself not to procrastinate. I have been out of high school since 2001, kept telling myself that I wanted to wait. Well, waiting hurt me in the long run. When your not a college graduate it is hard to find good work that last. So, in 2008 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and I will be attending Wallace State Community College for the summer of 2010. I can't wait, I know it will be a transition for me, but I have to think about what is best for me and my daughter. "There is nothing more important than a college education.", is all they ever say in high school and now I know that is the truth.

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