About Hillsborough Community College

Founded in 1968, Hillsborough Community College. is a college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 27,061 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Hillsborough Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 23:1. There are 312 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Hillsborough Community 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 HCC are considered , with ,26% 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 Hillsborough Community College.

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

Hillsborough Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    67 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    77 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    79 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    82 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    79 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    79 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    82 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Hillsborough Community College?

97 Students rated Hillsborough Community College

Shahed - 03/30/2024

In the Tampa Bay region of Florida, Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is widely recognized for its contribution to easily available higher education. Offering a range of academic programs, workforce training, and adult education courses, it caters to a broad student body. HCC's cost when compared to four-year universities is one of its noteworthy features, which makes it a desirable choice for anyone looking to start college or pursue professional growth through further study. The college is renowned for its encouraging staff and professors who are committed to assisting students in achieving their goals. As with any educational establishment, HCC could have its advantages and disadvantages, and perceptions of it can differ according on personal experiences and viewpoints. When assessing a college, prospective students and community members frequently take into account things like the programs offered, the campus amenities, the caliber of the staff, and the student support services. To have a more thorough grasp of what HCC has to offer and whether it corresponds with your educational goals and interests, it's always a good idea to conduct additional research. Possible research methods include visiting the campus, chatting with current students or alumni, and reading online reviews and testimonials.

Yasmine - 03/27/2024

Overall I like attending Hillsborough Community College because it is tight knit community. I also like the fact that it is a short ten minute walk away from the weekly farmers market. Another plus is the versatility of the class, you can take classes completely online, completely in person, or a mixture of both.

Erinaya - 03/21/2023

All around great so far

torre - 12/13/2022

My opinion on hillsborough community college is great. I love this schools all about fun and education. The teachers here are very supportive and helpful

Hillsborough Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Hillsborough Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Hillsborough Community 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 and talk to my highschool senior self I would tell myself to begin taking SAT prep classes during my freshman year. Join more clubs like the chess club, beta club, and hopefuly attain leadership roles. I would instead of taking all honors classes take as many Advanced Placement classes as possible. I would tell myself to not be afraid to join the varsity football team for the chance at a full tuition scholarship. I would also tell myself to strive for the highest grades possible and not take extra credit assignments for granted. Most importantly i would tell myself to begin on my "FAFSA" and submit my college applications as soon as colleges were accepting them.

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

    Hillsborough Community College is an outstanding college that helps us improve and succeed in areas we never thought we saw coming.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    well behaved, friendly and willing to help other classmates learn the material.

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

    The worst thing about my school would have to be that fact that there never seems to be anywhere to park! My College is right next to Tampa Bay Buccaneer stadium, and there is always traffic.

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

    I wish i would have known about Ratemyprofessors.com. If i would have known about it before, I could have avoided a VERY tough and boring professor. I also wish i would have known how much financial aid there is that is available to me. In my first two semesters I have spent a huge amount of money on books and left over fees that my current scholarship did not pay for. Another major thing i wish i would have known is the parking situation. It is pretty hard to find a spot between 9:30 am and 11.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The classes, the teacher really helps you get a grasp on the subject you are learning.

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

    The parking. It can be difficult to find parking, but it is not impossible. Aside from that small inconvenience the school is great. It is clean, the classes are perfect size and everyone is there to help you. One other annoying problem: The website is not super effecient. You must stay on top of your e-mail, MYHCC account and continue monitoring for notices. It's easy to over look a notice from the school.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think education is for every single one who had a purpose in their life For instance People with different nationality, people who have goals, people who really need a second chance in their life. I think the most important reason is to gain more knowlege and learn more skill because if you want to be successful, one has to be educated. on the other hand we have to be realistic the people who is attending are the jocks show- off type of people who doesnt do anything, and also those type of girl that they only care about cloth

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

    The only kind of person that shouldn't attend a school like Hillsborough Community College is one that could easily get admission into a University or other 4-year college. Unfortunately, I currently fall under this category and would advise that others who have excellent grades and test scores should not bother enrolling into this college unless extreme situations occur that impede them from entering into another school.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Hillsborough Community College is known for its outstanding honors program. It is a program that offers scholarships covering tuition as well as book costs and many opportunities that the average student would not have access to, such as an international trip to Greece.

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

    I tell my friends how great the Honors Program at my school is. I love the fact that there are only 15 students in my honors classes, and that all of my instructors have a PHD in the field they are teaching. Being in the honors program lets me get to know my peers more, and gives me alot more on on one time with my professors, which in my opinion gives me a chance at learning alot more.

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

    My school offers educational plans focuses on getting me the associates degree that I am working toward, while considering my plans for further education and careers. This consideration is helping me move forward with my education at this present time while keeping a strong focus on requirements of my future goals as well. Hillsborough Community College is also very interractive with the student body with frequent events including student participation in promotions and clubs. This makes me as a student feel like it is more than just going to school every day, it is actually fun!

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I am involved with two major groups at Hillsborough Community College. The first group is the Honors Institute, which is an honors college within the school that provides a full academic curriculum for students who want an enhanced experience. This academic program is further enhanced by a social club which I believe may be unrivaled at any other community college in the nation. I have met other students who I consider to be my closest friends and who I will remain close to for years to come. I have shared more than just classroom seats with them, we have shared our lives throughout our sojourn at HCC. The Honors Institute also operates the second group I am involved in: a chapter of NSCS, a fantastic national honors organization, which takes the aforementioned honors experience and focuses it even more. many activities that people would normally consider tedious such as community service and promotions become some of the most fun activities to engage in due to the high level of camaraderie felt within the group.

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

    The stereotype of my college its the thought of its lack of success because it is a "community" college. This stereotypes of community colleges are not accurate. Students at community college tend to be more focus in their studies compared to students from universities because we have no sororities, and most of them dont have football teams. Therefore, distraction of parties are not problem in community college. In a community college, everybody has drastic different goals and different paths of careers. There are people that want to transfer, and others that don't. At an universities, even though you have students with different majors, there are still things that unite people such as partying because of sorority or football games.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Hillsborough Community College is the unparalleled number of eager and superior-minded faculty members. I have personally become acquainted with a number of professors and developed personal relationships that will last for many years. All of the faculty members that I have come into contact with have a unique understanding of their students, and put forth their greatest efforts to help those students succeed in life. Small class sizes allow students to receive a personalized education for a more affordable experience than universities whose freshman and sophomore programs are likely inferior. Often, professors will distribute surveys to the students at the beginning of each semester so that they may cater their syllabus and assignments to the needs of each specific group of students. Over a two year period, I have been a full time student at HCC and have received over 60 credit hours. I found each one of the classes that I have taken to be exciting, fun, and interesting. Students are able to learn not just the basics of each discipline, but what they will be doing on the ground level on a day to day basis after they complete their education. At HCC, I was able to discover my purpose and decide what to do with the rest of my life.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    My personal academic experience at Hillsborough Community College has been superb. Every professor I have had the pleasure to study under knows me by my first name and also knows much about my personal life, goals, and ambitions. I have had the privilege to take part in unique classes such as a Cultural Anthropology class which allowed me to produce my own ethnography, to a specialized history course "Witchcraft and Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe," a class with little lecture and which consisted of graduate level reading, writing, and discussion. Many of the students that I have taken these classes with regularly engage in intellectual conversations both with the professors and among their peers. Students are encouraged to and often succeed at expanding their horizons; they learn how to be open-minded and look at the world through a new pair of glasses. Any student who receives their two-year degree at HCC will not only meet transfer requirements at the transcript level, but will be properly prepared to engage in upper level coursework at the university level.

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  18. Describe the dorms.

    Unique to any community college is the fact that Hillsborough Community College is home to a student residence property. The property is called Hawks Landing, and features apartment style resident halls for more than 400 students. Hawks Landing boasts an extremely nice and well maintained swimming pool, a fitness room, a computer lab, and entertainment room fit with multiple television screens and video game consoles. Hawks Landing is a fully gated community staffed with multiple security guards at all times who monitor and enforce strict visitor and guest rules which keep Hawks Landing a safe place to live for its students. The staff includes an experienced leasing unit as well as a talented group of Resident Assistants. All of these work in conjunction to plan exciting activities for its residents and maintain a relatively high level of peace within its community.

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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.

75% of students attending Hillsborough Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 56% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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