About El Centro College

Founded in 1966, El Centro College. is a college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 10,750 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The El Centro College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 160 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at El Centro 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 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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at El Centro College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
42%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
42%
“Sometimes, but not often”
46%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
4%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
48%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
69%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
8%
“We bought the gear”
23%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
42%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
4%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
48%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
35%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
17%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
42%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
38%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
42%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
42%
“Sometimes, but not often”
46%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
4%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
48%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
69%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
8%
“We bought the gear”
23%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
42%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
4%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
48%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
35%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
17%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
42%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
38%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

El Centro College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    18 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    26 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    27 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    27 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    27 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    27 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    27 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of El Centro College?

30 Students rated El Centro College

Matthew - 02/06/2022

I was a former student, It was great for a community college. There are many opportunities you can try but that was limited for my case since I was an Early College Student, still I had a blast attending class. I'm thankful of the time I spent there, I love El Centro, now called Dallas College.

Andrea

I was interested in attending El Centro College because I knew it would help me figure out what I wanted to study. I entered college without declaring a major, and through the faculty as well as peers, I have finally come to figure out what I want to study. The environment is always approachable, although one may not know everybody around, new friends are always being made. Aside from the environment outside of the classroom, the environment inside classrooms is one where people are able to state their opinions and not have to worry about being attacked because of it. Furthermore, the location is convenient due to it being in Downtown Dallas. It is across the street from a food court and has a train station next to it that makes transportation easier.

BRYAN

In my opinion, el centro is a great place anyone can start of their college/university experience. It focused a lot on professional work site characteristics. Teachers and staff encourage and push students to always strive for the best so every individual can be successful on and off campus.

Maricela

If you're nervous about jumping into a giant crowd of a university. This place will satisfy! The professors are very helpful and there are many resources to help you if you're struggling with homework or even with a job. I really like the school, but the location is in a rough patch of downtown. It's not the safest place to stay later than 5 pm. The train station is always crowded with weirdos and the occasional weirdo does enter the school. However, Academic wise the school is great.

El Centro College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at El Centro College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for El Centro 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?

    If I could go back in time I would start the process of looking for college sooner and later. I would prep myself for the 9th grade. I would have asked my mother did we have to move. Because moving your senior year would not be the best thing to do. I would go and visit the college. Take my SAT or ACT as much as possible. Try very hard to keep your GPA up. You need to apply for scholarship, grants and of course FAFSA well before your senior year. Find out if you are the first generation to go to college. You need to make the decision whether to stay home or should you go life on campus. Make sure that you keep in contact with the admission office. Remember to keep your high school counselor updated with your decisions of college. If you have a Facebook or MySpace please keep them private and positive. Don't allow situation to stop you from being your best and greatest. Don't forget to answer will essay questions because they are extremely important in decision making. The last thing Do not slack on your senior responsible. Keep your head up!

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

    El Centro College molds the best from a diverse group into a brighter future of leaders.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    I can't say, Im about to start my first day of college this Monday.

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

    To be honest, El Centro has a great staff. They are always right there to help you with any questions that you have and they are extremely polite. I attend two other community colleges and even though this one is in Downton Dallas, you would not believe how genuine the faculty and students are.

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

    Tuition is great the college does not make it impossible to go to school. The staff at El Centro is helpful and on top of everything for the students.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is, how all the teachers won't all the students to succeed.The reason I said the teachers won't us to succeed is because, the teachers continue going over things step by step until I understand the lesson. The teachers even gives homework and bellringers so when the test rolls around I will know the correct answers. Even when that doesn't help me,I can get one of my peers to tutor me in between classes and after school. That is why I am so glad I chosed this school to attend.

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

    Exactly where the classes are located and that there is going to be a long wait to register for class.

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

    I would say that the worst thing about my school is that I have to pay for parking everyday I go to class. It is also difficult to find a good parking spot. Not to mention, the elevators take forever, and when you are going up 8 or 9 floors the stairs aren't the fastest choice.

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

    student who have it in thei mind that they may quit before they even get started.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Since El Centro is a community college it is not known for such things as a University would be. It is the only community college in the downtown Dallas metroplex and is also the newest one out of its district counterparts.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who wants to get a quality education at a price that isn't too rough on your wallet.

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Student Body

Students

67%

female

33%

male

10,750

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

100%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
24%
% Hispanic/Latino
46%
% White or Caucasian
18%

TUITION & AID

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.

70% of students attending El Centro College receive some sort of financial aid. 56% were awarded federal grants. While 4% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$5,220

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,000

Books and Supplies

$9,747

Room and Board

16,967

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$4,975
$30 - $48K
$5,457
$48 - $75K
$7,520
$75 - $110K
$9,426
$110K & UP
N/A

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