About Gavilan College

Founded in 1919, Gavilan College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,847 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Gavilan College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 79 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Gavilan 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 are considered , with ,1% 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 Gavilan College.

Gavilan College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 1.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    5 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    9 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    9 Students rated campus facilities 2.9 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    9 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    9 Students rated school activities 2.9 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    9 Students rated local services 2.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    9 Students rated academics 3.4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Gavilan College?

11 Students rated Gavilan College

My Linh

I don't think that the facilities are not the best and sometimes the teachers aren't that great, I think that Gavilan College has been a good fit for me so far. Gavilan still is clean and fostered a good learning environment, especially since classes are not relatively large. As long as I pull my weight, I have grown so much from my experience here. I also enjoy the small but beautiful rural campus, which really helps make me feel safe and at home.


Overall, Gavilan is a great community college. Most of my teachers were very helpful and involved with the students. They were always there when I needed them. The class sizes at Gavilan are usually under forty as well, so the teachers actually get to know you. While Gavilan is in a rural area, it's quite beautiful with great weather. It's a lot of fun to see turkeys, squirrels, and quails among other animals run around the lush mountain campus. At Gavilan the community is great. There are plenty of clubs and the ASB is always thinking of something fun to do. The counselors are helpful, and the school provides services of all kinds, such as a health office, food pantry, veteran's services, plenty of free tutoring, and disabled student's services. My one complaint would be that the buildings are old. However, the county recently passed a measure giving a substantial amount of money to Gavilan to update their buildings! After four semesters at Gavilan, I really love it. That whole time I only had a problem with one teacher, and I was able to resolve it easily. I highly recommend Gavilan for anyone who wants to go a community college where they truly care about their student's needs.


Gavilan college is small but active. The campus is pretty as well there’s a creek. I have been there several times and each time, everyone is friendly. The teachers are always available and stores are everywhere in Gilroy. I was once at GECA campus but I will return back to the Gav campus hopefully.


My overall opinion of this Junior College is that it really is an excellent school to attend if you would like to earn an Associates degree or save a tremendous amount of money when transferring to a 4 year institution like myself. I highly recommend this two year college to anyone who wishes to transfer to another school or complete their general education.

Gavilan College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Gavilan College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Gavilan 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?

    As a senior, I was very hesitant to go to a community college since all of my friends were going to four year universities, but if I could go back in time to talk to myself; I would reassure myself that going to community college is the best decision. I would tell myself that I would make new friends, the educational opportunities would be just as good as any four year school, and I would have a great opportunity to adjust to college life. I would give myself advice to look to the future, apply for as many scholarships as I could, and at times, to just sit back and enjoy the college life because it passes by you fast! That being said, I would point out that most of my friends who were to attend four year schools would fall into the partying lifestyle and would end up dropping out of college. I think I would easily be able to convince myself to go to Gavilan Community College.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are much different from each other, as well as myself; there are different age groups, different ethnic backgrounds, different personalities, different personal views.

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

    a college that is truley community based; eager to teach and much as the students are earger to learn.

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

    Unlike most other community colleges, Gavilan is located in the beautiful Gavilan foothills with a picturesque view of Gilroy and Hollister. The campus is one of the most beautiful of any that I have seen. The running trail runs through the hills offering breathtaking views of Gilroy, the campus below, and the distant mountains. Aside from the beauty, Gavilan is a very convenient drive from anywhere in Gilroy (around 10 mins from the farthest point) and it offers everything needed to move on to a four year university or obtain an associate's degree.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The location of Gavilan is one of the best aspects of it. It is conveniently located in Gilroy and has sattelite campsites in near-by towns. This is a perfect college for the student that didn't do so great in High School or isn't sure they are ready for a UC or CSU. The programs at Gavilan are great and getting better. There are many really talented professors who are genuinely interested in the progression of the student and the school as a whole.

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

    I wish I would have known that just consistent effort would make me be very successful here. To not give up when the going gets tough. To push through difficult situations and things will be done much easier

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school is open to anyone who wants to pursue their degree but not ready for a university. It can also be for someone who isn't sure of what they want to study yet. It can be for anyone, whether it be to get general education, or to transfer. I know that going there helped me to figure out what I want to do, and helped me to get on the right track.

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

    Gavilan is a school that can accomodate anyone who aspires to obtain an associates degree or transfer. This college is very diverse and inclusive. There are many clubs on campus to get involved in regardless of your pursuit of career.

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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.

65% of students attending Gavilan College receive some sort of financial aid. 46% 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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