About Modesto Junior College

Founded in 1921, Modesto Junior College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 17,684 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Modesto Junior College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 30:1. There are 240 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Modesto Junior 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 MJC are considered , with ,8% 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 Modesto Junior College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    29 Students rated on-campus housing 1.9 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    26 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    35 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    35 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    36 Students rated class size 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    34 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    35 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    35 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

Modesto Junior College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Modesto Junior College?

46 Students rated Modesto Junior College

Joshua - 04/15/2024

It's a good school. The professors love helping their students learn and they highly encourage them to succeed. There are also many opportunities to get involved, whether in sports or clubs. Counselors are available when you need them so that they can ensure you're on track with your education.

Luz Elena - 03/05/2024

I believe Modesto Junior College is a great college to go to if you're trying to save money and plan to transfer out to a 4-year college after. However, my downfall about this college is that it doesn't really give high school students much of an opportunity to be success. I understand that those that had already graduated high school and attending the college are main priority but there are students still in high school that want to further their education more. When it comes to registering for class, high school students have the least priority and are last to register for them. The world is all about children getting an education. So, if that is the case, why are we not helping them get as much education as they can? I had struggle registering for classes due to be the last priority and classes are always filled up once I'm able to register. This has led to pushing back the year I would be technically graduating from Modesto Junior College and getting me further from attaining an associate's degree.

Hamza - 11/25/2023

I believe Modesto Junior College is a great school to take for the first two years of your college life and then transfer to a four year college. You can save a lot of money by going through community college and MJC is genuinely a good school because the professors are always there for you.

leslie - 03/18/2021

It's a very calm school everyone is quite respectful. Campus life is fun because the school offers a variety of clubs and plays they always have some kind of play in motion that people can go and watch. They also offer great health services that are offered on both campuses.

Modesto Junior College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Modesto Junior College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Modesto Junior 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?

    I would tell myself to prepare to enter the greatest competition I have ever participated in. College is just the beginning of a brutal competion called life. College is the vessel, the instrument that prepares you for life and the career and social networks that will support you throughout the rest of your life. To view college as a party experience or a chance to get away from home is the wrong approach. In college, you should be selfish and studious, always learning and challenging your knowledge. Graduation is only the beginning. In these times of harsh economies, it is truly an employers market and knowledge in your chosen field is not enough. You have to be able to stand apart from the millions of other graduates, have some piece of knowledge or an outstanding personality that sets you apart from the individual who has been in your industry for years, but is willing to settle for an entry level position so that he can feed his family. The college experience is a lesson, a life learning event, that will affect the rest of your life more than other single event. Fight for victory, fight to win, fight for knowledge.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are charismatic. Some are very eager to learn, others are not.

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

    I wish I knew where everything was before i came to this campus but, as school goes on you eventually figure it out by yourself.

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

    MJC is a great campus to go to before putting yourself into a university.

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

    It's really not easy to get involved in a junior college. I have to say its one of the hardest things that you can face. Your in a transition from a four year high school to going to a university. Your just inbetween and it doesn't seem as fun as it use to be. You face a challenge of having to try to find that time to do social activities and it just doesn't work. I came from a high school where i use to play sports all four years and now its nothing.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone can attend it dose not matter race religious backround or age there are many different people attending MJC

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

    What's really unique about this school is its intimacy. Rather than having a lot of large classes of over 100 people, many of the classes have only 30 or 40 students, making it easier to make personal relationships with the teachers, as well as making it easier for them to help you if you have any problems.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I chose MJC because it is close to where I live and allows me the opportunity to live at home while working full-time and furthering my education. I enjoy the small campus atmosphere, making it easier to meet fellow students and staff. My goal is to attend MJC for approximately two years and then transfer to a four year college.

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

    Modesto Junior College is very close to home. You can save money by attending the community college for two years, then later transferring out to a state or university college. Books and tuition is cheap, and there are so many great opportunities on campus. Especially if you are undecided on your major, MJC will help you get your prerequisities out of the way. Classes are offered all year long and are easy to get into. Because of the small school size, student-teacher interaction is very close. Overall, Modesto Junior College is the way to go.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known for our challenging math and science departments.

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

    There isn't any type of person who shouldn't attend this school. Community college is perfect for anyone looking for an affordable education. It's great for older students, young students, or anyone who has to balance life, work, and school. However, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement graduates will find this school quite a walk in the park.

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

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the lack of parking at the start of the semester. At times a person can spend up to half an hour looking for a parking space! By rule of thumb i try to arrive at least a half an hour earlier to class during the first few weeks of class just in case.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    it depends on how old your teacher is. the younger teachers are obviously more energetic and actually want you to learn, while some of the much older instructors just stick to what they know and arent willing to openness.

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

    sporting events and theater performances

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    i love mjc! the people i've met are so open and honest about who they are and what they want to be, i love going to school now more than ever. the teachers are great too!

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

    there is a stereotype of community college kids, they werent smart enough to go to a four year or too lazy youll be stuck there forever, but its completely untrue

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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.

80% of students attending Modesto Junior 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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