About Arapahoe Community College

Founded in 1965, Arapahoe Community College. is a college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 10,261 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Arapahoe Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 103 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Arapahoe Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at ACC are considered , with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Arapahoe Community College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    15 Students rated on-campus housing 1.3 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    11 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    20 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    21 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    21 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 76 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    20 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    21 Students rated local services 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    21 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

Arapahoe Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Arapahoe Community College?

23 Students rated Arapahoe Community College

ABigail - 04/16/2024

Arapahoe Community College is a good place to go to for college. It's local for people and also easy to navigate to the building. I remember going to the community college with my sister to help her out. I was impressed with how clean and how the cafeteria was like. It's big enough to get lost but also small enough to remember where everything is.

Darja - 03/27/2024

good option

John - 05/18/2020

Over all, I definitely recommend Arapahoe Community College. I love this school so much and the teachers here are amazing and passionate about their subjects. It has always been my dream to go to college and because ACc is so affordable I am able to Move Mountains!!!

James - 05/17/2020

I love Arapahoe Community College. I just went there for my first 2 years and I am transferring to Metro University in Denver in the fall. It is a 2 year school for students getting their associates degrees or transferring to a 4-year university. It is a very affordable school, for students looking to save money their first two years or not getting that much debt their first two years it is a great option for anyone. I love the classroom size, just like High School it is only 20-30 students, which means the classroom setting is better than a larger 100 plus students such as a 4-year university. The professors there do really care about their student's success since it is a much smaller school they can focus easily on each student in the class. They have amazing scholarship resources and they very supportive. I am autistic and even though colleges don't have a ton of accommodations, I was still able to take tests in the testing center, have extra time on tests which helped me in learning. Then when I talked to the service center about transferring over to my 4 year university in the fall, they were unbelievably helpful and supportive throughout my entire transfer process that I couldn't be more grateful for their help. I wouldn't do a single thing over, I made the best decision I could have ever made by doing Arapahoe Community College first for my first 2 years

Arapahoe Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Arapahoe Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Arapahoe Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    When I was your age, I thought college was only about getting a degree to make more money. It is so much more. It is a new phase, moving you forward in life. College is about growth, both intellectual, and personal. It?s about stepping out of your comfort zone, experiencing new challenges, and realizing your strengths. College is the time in your life where you have the opportunity to find out about yourself, and what you are made of. This is your chance to experience new venues, and become a well-rounded individual. I know it?s clich?, but I?m going to say it anyway, ?You are young, and have your whole life ahead of you?. Use this time to experience, and learn all you can while you don?t have all of the grown up responsibilities. If you don?t, you may wish that you had. The worst thing you can do is live life with regrets. Stay focused. The party life may be enticing, and hanging out with friends is a good outlet, but keep it to a minimum, and make good choices. Be true to yourself, and always keep the promises you make to yourself.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Arapahoe is a diverse school that provides education in a variety of areas. They have a large art and design center, as well as an accredited nursing program. Their tag line is Do More. It is the desire of Arapahoe Community College to provide an opportunity for students to go beyond their current status, and to discover, and realize their full potential.

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

    The worst thiing about ACC is its location. It is located in a very urban and busy area.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The person that should attend this school, is someone like me. A mature person that has a vested interest in their future. A person that wants the better quality of life that can be offered from and education. The person that has the ability to do the very best at anything they undertake.

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

    A great transition to college straight from high school.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I dont think there is any "type" of person that should not attend this school. As with any long term investment, college should be taken seriously. After all you are paying for the benefit of your future. That being said I suppose the "type" of person that should not attend this school is someone who can not at this time commit to their future.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that it is close to my home so I can spend time with my family. I also like that I can take night classes,which gives me an opportunity to have a full-time job.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When bragging about my school to friends I center on changes I helped put in place. Arapahoe Community College was not following the law by counting American Sign Language credits for electives on all general studies degrees. For 12 years ACC was breaking a law, I took ASL 121, found out about this through a classmate, and we started collecting signatures, ended up writing a legal appeal and it passed!

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  10. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular club is probably outdoors club, they take lots of trips at a cheap cost to the student. Activities while just hanging out between classes or during a lunch hour is probably the pool table or shooting hoops in the gym.

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  11. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    No idea.

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

    Before I came to this school, I wish I had known that if I were to leave and then come back, the scholarships I had been offered one year wouldnt be there the next year.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Overall I love the school. The staff is friendly, the students are friendly, and the professors are knowledgeable and care about you. The classes are small so it makes it easy to get that one-on-one time I personally need with teachers.

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  14. What are the most popular classes offered?

    Past the general classes such as math, English, and psychology I would say the most commonly taken elective is either interpersonal communications or Japanese (although many students end up dropping or withdrawing from Japanese classes).

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Great! There are tons of options for all fields, and most classes are offered year 'round.

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

    The effort that faculty puts into student success

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  17. Describe a typical weekend.

    A typical weekend for most of the students here is working at their second job, fitting in a tiny bit of a social life, and studying. Those involved in clubs are also usually constantly planning club events, trying to figure out time management, and social media networking for their club.

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The program I am in is a little frustraiting because of the overall attitude of holding a job.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

56% of students attending Arapahoe Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 35% were awarded federal grants. While 30% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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