About College of the Siskiyous

Founded in 1957, College of the Siskiyous. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,316 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The College of the Siskiyous Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 41 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at College of the Siskiyous 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 COS 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 College of the Siskiyous.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    7 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    5 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    7 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    7 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    7 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    7 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    7 Students rated local services 3.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

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

College of the Siskiyous REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of College of the Siskiyous?

7 Students rated College of the Siskiyous

Dori - 06/18/2019

College of the Siskiyous is a two-year college in California, one of the few that have on-campus housing. I LOVE the campus, which is small, easily walkable and accessible. Many of the professors have doctorates (only a Master's degree is required to teach at a junior college) who teach here because they want to live here, so we benefit from that, and both the administrative staff as well as the instructors are easily accessible. Our music and theater programs are headed up by award-winning performers and professors. There are clubs to participate in, but it's not a busy, busy campus - which for me, makes it much easier to stay focused on my studies. COS also provides a wealth of resources to help you succeed and for being such a small, rural school, the student population is actually pretty diverse. This is also a really beautiful campus at the base of a massive mountain and it's a great place to attend school if you love the outdoors, as that's the predominant activity here - enjoying the pristine natural splendor of this area - lots of hiking, disc golf courses (including one on campus), skiing in the winter, lakes and rivers everywhere. Just a short drive north is a larger university town. Many students eventually transfer to that university, and the town also provides a lot of cultural and social activities.

Jennifer - 02/18/2019

The staff is really friendly and are always willing to help you.

kelli - 01/31/2019

Anyone would consider themselves lucky to go there. Our Campus is amazingly beautiful.. I mean come on Mount Shasta is our back drop. Our professors are all amazing. The faculty and staff go out of their way to help you. We may not be some huge University, but we are more like one big Family. We are a rural area with one of the Top RN programs Northern California has to offer. Our Administration of Justice program cant be beat, Michelle Korwaski has to be the most knowledgeably person in regards to the justice system their is. We now have a full Policy Academy , full EMT training and Fire fighters course. our ECE program is great.I have classmates in my online courses that live in Vegas, Indianapolis. We have a program enabling High School Students to attended. WE have it all LOCATION ...full seasons ski resort in our back yard some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers, Fishing , hunting I dont know of any other college that can offer what COS brings to the Table. I actually challenge any other community college to try,,,,, I dare you ...I double dare you... BRING IT ON!!!!

Lauren - 06/26/2018

Small college, which offers pros like excellent student to teacher ratio, but also means less opportunity for community and career growth. Dorms are pretty outdated, as well as cafeteria. But the science building and natural surrounding are excellent for those looking towards an environmental/science major. Overall, a quaint school in a stunning setting with friendly people but confinements of a small town.

College of the Siskiyous FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at College of the Siskiyous?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for College of the Siskiyous 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?

    If I could go back in time I would make the time to study harder and get better grades in High School. I do not think I learned very good study habits, I think good study habits would really have helped me this first year in College. I would also have saved my money. College is expensive, books, tuitition, dorms, cafeteria it all costs money. I appreciate the time I am spending in College making a change for my future. I also wish that I had the opportunity to visit more California campuses that way when I graduate I would have a better idea of which school to transfer to.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Some of my classmates are very driven ,and hope to one day achieve their goal of graduating. Some of my classmates are very thoughtless and are using the higher education system unwisely. Most of these students use their financial aid as monetary gain.

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

    The most frustating thing about Cos is some ofte teachers

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

    My school is in the mountains, with a very beautiful view of Mount Shasta.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    At College of the Siskiyous there are alot of classes for personal enrichment and alot of the teachers make their class as interesting as possible. The amount of dedication and work the teachers put into the classes is higher then any of the other schools I looked at. Plus there are alot of programs designed to help students whenever possible.

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

    I consider the boring factor to be one of the worst things. Classes are great, teachers and councilers are amazing, however out of the classroom and after homework there are very few things you can invest your time into. There are sports, drama, and art. If you are not involved in any of that there are very few options to what you can spend the rest of your time doing. There are hardly any jobs or internships. There are no concerts nor student run organizations to join. Basically everyone is just waiting to get out, which is sad.

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

    there is a fun but small kept comunity within Cos

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

    There is not anyone that shouldn't attend this school, College of the Siskiyous is an amazing place.

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

    Our school campus is beautiful. We can see Mount Shasta from the campus and there are many plants and flowers around (when it's not freezing). Our school also offers a lot of resources such as support hours and writing and math labs. If I had to choose just one thing to brag about though, it would be that our school isn't very crowded. After everyone drops in the first week, most classes don't have more than 20 people.

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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.

78% of students attending College of the Siskiyous receive some sort of financial aid. 55% were awarded federal grants. While 31% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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