Sacramento, CA
American River College


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Recent Reviews

Gailene
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American River College is one of the best community colleges in the Sacramento area. I have been a student at American River ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American River College is one of the best community colleges in the Sacramento area. I have been a student at American River College for four years. The staff is excellent. The professors are always available during office hours, and you do not have to wait long to speak with them. Some professors have been nice enough to schedule study sessions outside of their office hours. You can tell that the staff genuinely wants you to succeed. One of my favorite programs that the school has to offer is Beacon tutoring. Beacon tutoring is a free tutoring service that is offered for most math and science courses. Attending the tutoring sessions is a good way to make friendships with your classmates, and to earn extra credit if your professor offers it. The school has a Subway and Starbucks on campus. I would usually grab a coffee and then head over to the library. The library has plenty of computers and couches- perfect for studying! I would definitely recommend attending American River College.

Alina
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ARC is the best college that I ever saw:). The people are so friendly and collaborative, and the residential college system g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

ARC is the best college that I ever saw:). The people are so friendly and collaborative, and the residential college system gives you an automatic support system and built-in friends and family. Overall, the campus is beautiful and quality of life very high. I love my college and wouldn't go anywhere else!

Jennifer
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This college, when compared to other community colleges in the Sacramento area, really shines through with its clean and safe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college, when compared to other community colleges in the Sacramento area, really shines through with its clean and safe facilities. For my major at least, the teachers are active in their field, knowledgeable, and willing to help those who show a want for extra help. The professors always have office hours and, if there are conflicts, the professors are more than willing to accommodate. The professors are friendly, and will acknowledge their students when seen about at Starbucks or in the culinary school's bakery/café. I, personally, have spent most of my studying in the mostly glass, three story library. I absolutely love the garden patio hidden within the library itself. It is open air and is silent due to it's secluded location. I have spent a lot of days enjoying the sun and while writing my papers. I will say though, the student center could be cleaner and the culture of the college could be given a little more stress. There is not mush of a college community within this school. All and all, though, this is a really great college if you are looking for a place to get your classes done to transfer.

Kikuyo
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American River College has a university vibe to it although it is a community college. All the students are extremely helpful...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American River College has a university vibe to it although it is a community college. All the students are extremely helpful and friendly to one another. Professors make it a point to get to know their students and make themselves available to help their students as well. Counseling services are very helpful as well and most often can resolve student's issues.

Dylan
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Great College with extremely good staff. The only reason I rated it a 3 out of 5 stars is because the computer science progra...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great College with extremely good staff. The only reason I rated it a 3 out of 5 stars is because the computer science program could use some improvement as the higher classes are taught by a professor who has no interest in seeing you succeed much like some other professors from other fields. In addition, the counselors could be more helpful at times. Regardless, American River College provides good stepping stone for those looking to transfer or even to help determine if college is for an certain individual or not

Chesaray
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It clean, the plants are nice. People mind their business, and there is a subway AND a Starbucks on campus. The buildings are...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It clean, the plants are nice. People mind their business, and there is a subway AND a Starbucks on campus. The buildings are a little old but they have their own style to them, the library has bells that ring on the hour so when your studying you don't have to look at the time after every sentence you complete in those grueling writing assignments. Teachers are prettty great, and don't mine a million questions for the most part they are genuinely there to help. A lot of programs to aid you in your more structured courses as well!

Aaron
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American River College is a great place to go, especially to met the requirements to get into a 4 year university. It will g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

American River College is a great place to go, especially to met the requirements to get into a 4 year university. It will give you a great education that is more hands on and accessible than at a university or state school, while at the same time being very inexpensive. I'd recommend ARC in a minute.

Jordan
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ARC is good for preparation to transfer to a 4-year college in California or to get a certificate for certain fields. In the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

ARC is good for preparation to transfer to a 4-year college in California or to get a certificate for certain fields. In the long run, it's much cheaper to get your GE done here than at a four year. However, it's very easy and common for students to lack focus and spend more than 3 years here, hence the low graduation rate. This is mainly due to the fact that, in addition to a lack of motivation, ARC isn't very good in widespread communication. This means that you have to actively seek out opportunities and resources, because they're there, depending on what you're interested in. Overall, the academics, extracurricular opportunities, and professors/culture at aren't the best out there, but ARC is a solid choice if you're not sure what you want to major in and want to save money figuring it out.

Sydney
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I absolutely love American River College! My professors are knowledgeable and want us to succeed. I've made lots of friends w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love American River College! My professors are knowledgeable and want us to succeed. I've made lots of friends with people in my class and staff. There is ample lighting around campus and an ARC police department so I am never terrified of walking around the college alone.

Jeshua
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My first day at American River College, I was less than excited to be spending two years here. However, as I write this today...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My first day at American River College, I was less than excited to be spending two years here. However, as I write this today, I acknowledge that despite a lackluster social scene, nonexistent culture, and sometimes questionable surroundings, ARC is a fantastic school that I've had the privilege of attending. While there have been some teachers who have been difficult to deal with, the vast majority that I have interacted with have been passionate about their subjects. I was never strong in math in high school, however, that changed at ARC thanks to a phenomenal math class. And so, while ARC doubtlessly has its issues, it's a fantastic community college that I'd recommend to anyone for their lower division career.

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