About Golden West College

Founded in 1966, Golden West College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 11,857 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Golden West College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 27:1. There are 139 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Golden West 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 GWC are considered , with ,5% 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 Golden West College.

Golden West College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    16 Students rated on-campus housing 2 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    16 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    23 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    23 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    23 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    23 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    23 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    23 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Golden West College?

26 Students rated Golden West College

Kameron - 09/11/2021

The teachers at Golden West College are great and always ready to help with any questions. They make the subjects that I am studying much more enjoyable if they were taught by average teachers. Not only the teachers, but the counselors are fantastic. You can get hold of a counselor in less than 5 minutes which has made my college experience much easier and less stressful.

Nikki - 12/18/2020

I think that Golden West College is a great college for those who are questioning where they want to go or who they want to be. In a world full of uncertainty, especially regarding the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, there were so many questions to be asked about how education would be conducted. Golden West College has created an online educational space that is extremely accessible for students and teachers a like. The campus is very friendly and the counselors are always available for helping others. Tutoring is accessible and the school has been very accommodating.

Caitlyn - 06/30/2020

I think that it's a cool school. Because it's a community college, it has a different feel than a 4-year college but that's something that I like about it. You can find high school students doing dual enrollment, kids completing their G.E. requirements, or people coming back to finish their education.

Brooke - 01/24/2020

golden west college is a coll and fun and wonderful place to be the classes are super intellectual and the proffessors are super intellectual and all of my student peers are super intellectual there are many activities to participate in every single day

Golden West College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Golden West College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Golden West 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 and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would give myself the advice of researching majors, and the programs that are offered at the college. I would also have told myself to apply for more schlorships, as well as start making a financial plan so I could better afford college. I would make sure to let my past self create better relationships with my high school instructors, in order to have good references I could use in school and also for jobs and internships.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that there are so many people willing to help you achieve your goals. In high school, many of my teachers said that you are on your own in college. I specifically remember one teacher who said, "No one's going to hold your hand in college." However, the counselors at Golden West College have been more than eager to help me and other students map out their courses. The professors have also been very helpful in providing career advice, internship opportunites, and homework help.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    What is great about Golden West College is the diversity of students it carries. The kind of person who should attend this school are ones who are eager to continue their education, no matter where they are in life. There are students who started right after high school, as well as students who have careers and families and want to better their life. Students who go to this school should be ones who have goals of what they want to do in life, Golden West college will help the student reach their full potential.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are driven individuals who know exactly what they want out of their academic careers.

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

    People who believe that Goldenwest is a cheap school should not attend here because they obviously don't know anything about it.

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

    Golden West college is simply an amazing school; With knowledgeable teachers and teachable students that have a set goal in mind.

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

    Golden West College is a great choice if you are looking to attend a two year community college. It is one of the few two year community college I know of that offers law enforcement programs and forensic courses. They have a wonderful selection of electives and plenty of options for attending such as online classes, classes on television locally and classes on campus of course. I genuinely enjoy this school!

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  9. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's a great school, I think the teachers are good. I wouldn't suggest taking a class with more than 55 students in it. The bigger the class, the scricter the teacher is.

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

    I wish I had known how to take great notes. Instead of jotting down quick notes the teacher throws at you, I wish i'd learn how to neatly organize notes to study for test or final.

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

    The school is very limited in the classes offered. This might also have to do with the current budget cuts that the school has been faced with.

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

    What I brag about the most when I talk about my school are about my instructors. Every instructor I have ever had at this school care about their students, and the subject they teach. From history class, to psychology to speech and physical education, these instructors are very passionate abotu what they teach and they pass their passion down to their students. They make the class more intersting, and they do their best to make sure that their students pass the class.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Golden West College is best known for providing two-year associate of arts degrees and lower division classes transferable to a university. Golden West College is mainly a commuter school, intended to get student from one school to the next. It does have many sports and activities to offer students, from table tennis to rock climbing. Golden West College's most successful sport for 2009 was both men and women's water polo.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The school's science classes have good teachers. I only have exposure to the sciences classes here.

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

    This is a simply matter but, they have yet to ban smoking on campus. It become really bothersome for me when I would be in between classes taking a break in the courtyard because I could smell the smoke permiating my clothes. Honestly, I loved Golden West College. It offered affordable tuition and great faculty. The office staff was always really helpful and quick to answer my questions.

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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.

64% of students attending Golden West 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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