Gilroy, CA
Gavilan College


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Recent Reviews

Grace
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Gavilan is a great community college. Most of my teachers were very helpful and involved with the students. They wer...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

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.

Morgan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The students of Gavilan College are hardworking individuals that are very serious about their academics; they are the type of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The students of Gavilan College are hardworking individuals that are very serious about their academics; they are the type of crowd that has never had anything handed to them. The school does everything in their power to support the students. The staff are always accessible and passionate about teaching. The college deserves more funding to develop more programs. The programs on campus are close-knit and foster a welcoming, community vibe, especially STEM, MESA, and the Learning Commons. Gavilan College provides excellent education at an affordable price.

Tanner
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of this Junior College is that it really is an excellent school to attend if you would like to earn an Ass...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

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.

Mari
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good school. The class sizes are relatively small and it is not as hard to keep up with teachers. Calm campus with a g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good school. The class sizes are relatively small and it is not as hard to keep up with teachers. Calm campus with a good enough students' center. Workers in the library are always happy to help any student that is having trouble. Also other students might be willing to help as well.

edwin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a decent size school but academics needs to improve

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a decent size school but academics needs to improve

Kristina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Since it’s a community college it does not have a lot of the great academic resources available. It’s not a bad school, but i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Since it’s a community college it does not have a lot of the great academic resources available. It’s not a bad school, but it’s not the best. I would much rather go to a school that puts more money into taking care of their teachers, students, and buildings.

Nathaniel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Although Gavilan College is a good community college, after visiting bigger universities and comparing things such as subject...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Although Gavilan College is a good community college, after visiting bigger universities and comparing things such as subject matter available you notice a big difference. Especially if you plan to transfer to earn a degree in engineering, you will not be able to take any engineering courses here.

Omar
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Try. Just keep trying, don't settle for a community college because you will keep the same mindset of giving up and it will b...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Try. Just keep trying, don't settle for a community college because you will keep the same mindset of giving up and it will be very difficult to stop it. Try hard in school and apply for four year universities and live the college life to be a successful business man. Don't forget where you came from. Stay humble but always strive for more. Things may seem to difficult to accomplish bu t with perseverance they can be accomplished. Just don't give up.

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

Christina
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are mostly lower-income students who are goal-oriented and eager to better their lives.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are mostly lower-income students who are goal-oriented and eager to better their lives.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important piece of advice I'd give my high school senior self, would be to just enjoy the experiences of college. I have suffered from an anxiety disorder for many years, and I have a tendency to stress out over little things. College is known to be a time of self-discovery, and unique experiences. I'd tell myself to enjoy those late nights cramming for finals, or those even later nights writing a 15 page research paper due the next day. College is very different from high school, and it is something not everyone gets to experience, so make the most out of it. You are going to miss your high school friends, but join clubs, become involved, and make new ones. If you allow yourself to experience college life, the transition from high school to college will be a lot easier. Let yourself go out on the weekends, or wait last minute to do an assignment and stay up all night. Granted I don't recommend it, but it's one of those things that makes college... college. So overall, I'd tell myself that four years goes by very fast; enjoy it while it lasts.

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