About Cerritos College

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 20,979 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Cerritos College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 24:1. There are 291 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Cerritos College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at CC are considered , with ,16% 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 Cerritos College.

Cerritos College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    27 Students rated on-campus housing 1.9 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    40 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    41 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    40 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    40 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    40 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    41 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Cerritos College?

43 Students rated Cerritos College

Miranda - 06/09/2024

Cerritos College is a good school, there is nothing bad to be said about it. Their on-campus library is very fascinating, a nice and quiet environment to study. The campus in general is well kept and I feel safe. The staff is very nice and will gladly provide directions if you are not familiar with the campus. In general, I can't think of any negative qualities that stand out about this college, I would recommend this college.

Dylan - 03/14/2024

Cerritos College is highly regarded for its commitment to academic excellence, diverse student body, and robust support services. With a reputation for innovation and inclusivity, it provides a dynamic learning environment conducive to student success.

Samantha - 09/28/2022

I honestly don't have anything to complain about with Cerritos College; I enjoyed playing water polo for the Women's team. The pool and team rooms are super friendly. The classrooms could improve; it was very hot and hard to get to occasionally. Other than that, I enjoyed my time at Cerritos College.

Russell - 11/08/2021

I am very fond of this campus. Choosing to attend for my first two years of college was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Between saving money and an accessible campus, Cerritos College is an excellent student for students pursuing associate degrees, students that intend to transfer, and students returning to education alike. I plan on transferring next fall in pursuit of my BM, but I will continue to attend Cerritos College's music programs as Dr. Betancourt's instructorship is top-notch.

Cerritos College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Cerritos College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Cerritos 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?

    Everything i learn since the first day of college to present i would tell myself which includes, registation, fees, payments, deadlines and etc. You have to learn to have a focus mind in college to be about to make sure everything is set the right now for you to achieve your dreams.

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

    Awesome teachers, awesome students, awesome overall.

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

    One thing I wish i knew before i started college is that the teachers in high school were serious that our furtures are in our hands and everything we do will reflect on to our future, showing up to class will help you pass class instead of going to play billards at the student center with your friends and that reading a chapter is not skimming a chapter. JUST DO YOUR WORK!

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

    Personally, I do not like having a routine, I like everyday to be different from the last, but at Cerritos, I'm stuck in a routine- a routine that lasts about FOUR MONTHS! It's the semester that I do not like, I much rather prefer the quarter system; I'd rather learn something new everyday and be in a fast pace environment instead of a slow moving, go two or three weeks talking about the same exact thing, kind of environment. Other than that, though, Cerritos is awsome! The people are friendly and the professors really care.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person that is focused and really cares to be involved in the school or at least classes. A person that is determined to get an education that they want and a person who wants to move on to a university to finish the classes that they need.

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

    I think everyone should be afforded the opportunity to attend Cerritos college. Its a great place, to start your pursuitt of higher education, the instructors are very helpful, and the staff always pleasant. I can't see why anyone wouldn't want to attend Cerritos college.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    Each one is different and fun.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing i'd say about school is learning and broadening your mind to things you didnt know that existed and have a clear open mind about the world and things that are there for us to explore understand and think about. If there was no school and no education, in my opinion we would all be ignorant.

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

    I like to brag about how nice the school is and also how much new equiptment is purchased for Cerritos College. Cerritos is almost always building new buildings for new classroom and more educational space. At Cerritos College the people are also really friendly and balanced. The professors are un beatable and will help you during hard times in class as long as you talk to them.

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

    cost of Books

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Cerritos College is best known as a community college that presents people, from all walks of life, the opportunity to advance in their education and personal growth. It is best known as a place for learning whether it is from a book or from experience.

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

    That it is one of those community college, where the transfer rate is very high, and acceptance rate is high as well.

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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.

84% of students attending Cerritos College receive some sort of financial aid. 64% were awarded federal grants. While 5% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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