About Hartnell College

Founded in 1920, Hartnell College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 12,328 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Hartnell College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 35:1. There are 128 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Hartnell 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 ,0% 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 Hartnell College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    11 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    12 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    16 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

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

  • How would you rate class size?

    17 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    17 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    17 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    17 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

Hartnell College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Hartnell College?

18 Students rated Hartnell College

Maria - 04/26/2023

I think Hartnell College is a great community college that allows students for growth. There are a lot of opportunities and programs and they’re mainly run by students, which are pretty great. It is very diverse and you get to meet a lot of different characters, which is fun. The professors are good for the most part, but it really just depends.

Eliana - 06/15/2020

It's a great community college to begin your college career as an undergraduate. Most apple transfer out after their first two years and its amazing how they give the city's residents free 2-year tuition. Regardless of whether or not you transfer or stay for all 4 years, they have amazing career courses/options .

Estefanie - 10/17/2019

My opinion of Hartnell College is that it is a really safe environment where students can learn. The staff is really helpful and is willing to help out the students in order to help them succeed.The professors are really on top of it because they are willing to help out students by providing office hours and having SI's.

Ilyne - 09/02/2019

Hartnell is a community college, so there is obviously a big difference in student life then there would be at a university with on-campus housing. Most of the professors are very good. There is not much campus life as most people at Hartnell are people going to school to go to school; people with jobs, families and other priorities. There are sports but there isn't really a big sports culture. I think its a good place for people looking to go back to school, or people looking to transfer to a four-year university, and there are many programs that are a big help for students such as EOPS and TRiO.

Hartnell College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Hartnell College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Hartnell 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?

    First of all I would remind myself that high school is the best time in your life. They are the best years that make you who you are going to be in the future. I would tell myself to enjoy every single year of it and to not take school for granted. To take care of yourself because high school is all about making choices, high school makes you who you are going to be in the future: whether you are going to be a mom, a student, or an employee. Most of us think that high school is not that important, but it is, your high school diploma and your GPA are what count the most. If I had only known that high school was not that hard, and that I only had to study to pass my classes with good grade, I would have done it, but I was too lazy back then. High school is not just about fooling around, or just relaxing back. It is a step towards your future, and right then when you finish high school is where you life starts and what you will make of it.

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

    The systems they have because they let certain students register for classes first.

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

    Hartnell College is a well rounded community college that I have found to be exactly what I have needed to get myself ready for the next level in my quest for a higher education.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I am not sure what Hartnell is best known for sinces it offers so much for its students. I believe is best known for the help it provides the community's students.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's a very outstanding school because the teachers are great.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    Hartnell is very close to home so I never have to worry about travel issues. There is even a bus that goes to the main and satilie campuses.

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

    Before I came to Hartnell College, I wish I would have known that community colleges are alternate routes that I can take if I cannot afford universities. Most high school teachers look down upon junior colleges like Hartnell College but it is the most reasonable or affordable even though it would took me years until I could transfer to an actual university.

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

    That there is not that much help when you need it. And that the Administration workers are not that helpful sometimes. Sometimes they will brag about answering questions. Some of the counselors add more classes to your educational plan and some dont want you to graduate, they say you can not do all classes in two years.

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  10. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    The best place to get your work done on camps is the library. It is a quiet place and all the resources are at the tip of your fingers. There is people surrounding you that can help you or there is also private study rooms where you can get your work done in an efficient manner.

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

    Their is not real stereotype at Hartnell. For the reason that it is very diverse, but everybody gets along with each other. Yes, the stereotype is accurate because you will not see many people of the same race. You will see it is equally distributed.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school is perfect for any one who lives in the Salinas Valley. This community college offers many oopptions to meet almost everyones needs, from, certificates ,AA degrees, and transferable units.

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

    There really isn't any kind of person that shouldn't attend Hartnell College. This community college has something to offer anyone; young, old, ambitious, lifetime students, disabled and athletic. This is a great starting point for someone that isn't quite sure of what they want to specialize in when they continue on to a university. Maybe, the ONLY kind of person that shouldn't attend Hartnell College is the person that doesn't want to expand their educational knowledge.

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

    The budget cuts that are only being aplied to the art and music department. Without art or music to relax the intellectual side of the brain, the brain grows tired and weary.

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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.

85% of students attending Hartnell College receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While N/A received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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