About East Los Angeles College

Founded in 1945, East Los Angeles College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 36,970 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The East Los Angeles College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 33:1. There are 365 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at East Los Angeles 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 ELAC 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 East Los Angeles College.

East Los Angeles College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    30 Students rated on-campus housing 2.2 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    18 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    35 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    36 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    36 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    35 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    36 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    37 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of East Los Angeles College?

37 Students rated East Los Angeles College

Gabriel - 04/04/2024

The East Los Angeles College is a good college, with a community with many different kinds of people. It's a very welcome community to people who are looking for a restart on life, as former incarcerated people. The professor's average is good. And the campus is big and good looking too, with buildings construct based on modern architecture.

Kemberly - 03/30/2023

My opinion in this college is that there are many opportunities to get a short term career and also to advance to transfer the consular are ready to help and show the career path. There are many programs and ways to help pass classes like tutoring. The professors are eager to help.

Richie - 02/01/2023

It’s a good school they help you alot but you need also put the work in for them to help you

Omar - 12/04/2021

i enjoy, it doesn't feel like a community college

East Los Angeles College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at East Los Angeles College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for East Los Angeles 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?

    knowing what i know now, i would have convinced myself to continue with school after high school. not only that i would of focused more on the time i had in high school, thats where it began. if i would have just kept up in class i wouldnt have to do have of my senor year again. hey, you live and you learn. the time i spent working making money, could have been spent on my career, learning and graduating, maybe even getting double what i earn now. education is the key to jobs, money and a knowing of how to maintain health to prosper. if one is not educated, its like being able to speak but you dont, what good is it that u have a mouth if nothing productive is let out.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    A very diverse set of people coming from different backgrounds all in search of a College education.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    programs that they offered because they are good programs

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

    One can start at my school and go anywhere they want, there are endless possibilities.

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

    I wish I had known it was under major construction and that the clubs I was interested in joining were no longer active in the campus.

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

    A person that shouldnt attend this school, is someone that does not like to seek for help, and beleives they can go through college life with no one's help.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I came to know about it for its courses in Photography and because of the large mural they once had but no longer exists due to the construction.

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

    The school is undergoing heavy construction, making the campus a little difficult to navigate through. However, the campus is relatively small and it offers free shuttle services in between classes. Other than that, the campus is a delight.

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

    The worst thing about the school right now is that the campus is going under construction!!! it totally sucks because the classrooms are being moved from time to time and there is no subject that has a permanent classroom. There are always loud noises during class time which bother any student while they are trying to focus. Also the budget cuts are extremely bad! less classrooms and all semesters get filled up really quicker than usual because there arent enough hired proffesors.

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

    The thing i brag about to my friends is the fact that i was still given the chance to proper and grow after the time that has already passed me by. I dont emphysize enough that school is for all ages not just high school grads(17-19). The best part is that its free thanks to me being the first generation attending college from my family.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person who should attend this school should be a motivated one. One who thrives on learning, doing and showing. The kind of person who wants to grow as a member of society, intellectually and be willing to do for others what is being done for them.

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

    While East Los Angeles College is a small community college, it remains large in its presence and impact upon society. The college acts as an important stepping stone, connecting its students with the heights of their ambitions while also supplying our society with productive members across the occupational spectrum. Students can attend East Los Angeles College with the intention of becoming anything in between a mechanic or a doctor and find the fundamental starting grounds that will propel them into their desired direction. This college has undoubtedly changed the lives of millions, standing as a proponent of social change.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    One of the best things about this school is the location. It's in Monterey Park so its close to East LA, Alhambra, LA, etc. It's also right near Atlantic square which contains alot of shops and a market. In all honestly, however the faculty is the best of the best. I've had many professors and I can only say 2 had no business teaching, and thats not a bad rate. Mainly, you get excellent professors that treat you with respect, so far. I only have a couple semesters left before I transfer and I can say that overall, I have had a great experience. The tuition isn't all that bad (even though it IS rising). Also, the counseling is pretty great. In the beginning I went to one woman and she was one of those who just rushed me out of her office and didnt help me at all, which was discouraging, however when I switched counselors (and I'm very glad I did) he has been nothing but helpful and patient. The campus is also nice. BUT the bad part of this school is registration. Good luck new students on getting classes, its really, really difficult due to overcrowding. Its also very difficult to add the day of, you may get lucky though as I did last fall.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics are pretty decent. Professors remember your name IF you show up to class, it never fails that the class looks empty except for test days. Remember that most of the professors here take attendance into consideration when getting final grades together, its a major factor really. My favorite classes have been Broadcasting 1 (I had an excellent Professor), and Law 1 (another great Professor). My major is English however I can honestly say I didn’t have the greatest teachers when it came to this subject, however I’m sure that will change next semester when I get more into mythology and all that good stuff, hopefully. Also, the math teachers here are pretty great. There are a mix of students study wise. I, for example study my booty off because I want to transfer to a good university, however I have been in study groups where students could care less about anything school related. Overall, it’s a mixed bag. I hear that the occupational programs here are decent, however I’m receiving an AA and transferring so I cannot fairly speak on that subject.

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  16. What's the Greek scene like?

    I do not know

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

    Soccer, Administration of Justice Clubs

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

    Its East LA, so many believe that its nothing but liberal Mexicans, but thats not 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} factual. The campus is pretty diverse. It contains asians, whites, blacks, and yes, hispanic/latinos. I'm sure that hispanics make up the majority, however its not over powering or anything like that. You also get a mix of different beliefs, cultures and overall, the students here are nice, except on the 1st day of school. Parking is pretty ruthless.

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  19. What do people really wear to class?

    Casual, business casual

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  20. When you step off campus what do you see?

    I see myself getting closer to achieve my goals

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    No dorms available, but there are many apartments right across from the school that are always for rent (and since I've checked because I was thinking of moving right there last year, rent is decent for LA)

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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.

68% of students attending East Los Angeles College receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 1% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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