About Monterey Peninsula College

Founded in 1947, Monterey Peninsula College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 7,815 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Monterey Peninsula College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 120 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Monterey Peninsula 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 MPC 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 Monterey Peninsula College.

Monterey Peninsula College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    10 Students rated on-campus housing 1.5 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    14 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    18 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    19 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    19 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    19 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    19 Students rated local services 4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    19 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Monterey Peninsula College?

18 Students rated Monterey Peninsula College

Jose - 01/12/2024

An awesome school with a great dedication to students and creating a wonderful learning environment. They offer a plethora of classes fulfilling the most extravagant of interests with some of the most endearing and caring professors who are always there to help.


I honestly really like MPC. Since this is my third year ever attending college, I feel like it is like a second home where I can feel comfortable. There are are lots of resources available if needed. If I am struggling with either Math or English there are learning centers or study rooms available. Also the teachers are always enthusiastic and are always available. The counselors are helpful and make you feel like close friends.


This would have to be one of the best community colleges out there. Teachers have always replied with in 10 hours from when I sent the email. They are always helpful as well. I have taken online classes and they were very easy on how they work, the online classes are very easy to complete with stil some challenge so you could learn. There are many different area you can lounge, relax or do homework. Either outside or indoor and all with lots of space. Food is easy accessible, but not cheap. Has large amount of classes so you have many choices to make your schedule, either pack it all into one day or spread out through the week. Plus you have many different classes that they do not offer in other surrounding colleges. It is worth my one hour drive to MPC than to the 10 minute drive to the college by my house


I loved the campus and the overall area however the libraries hours are over around 7PM and they are not opened at all on weekends which is not helpful when you need to cram for exams. Parking is also usually an issue i always give myself about 15-30 minutes to look for parking because it fills up extremely fast!

Monterey Peninsula College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Monterey Peninsula College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Monterey Peninsula 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?

    Keep up on your studies, and know exactly what final degree you wnat to get. If you want to go to grad school, look into the requirements for certain schools then pick the undergrad school that will prepare you the most for it with out having to do alot more extra work.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The teachers at Monterey Peninsula College are phenomenal, especially for community college instructors. Several have a Ph.D. in their field, they come from different places and have different experiences to offer, and I have always felt that my teachers are genuinely interested in my academic and personal success. The small class sizes are a major contributing factor to the effectiveness of MPC's instructors. I've also noticed that the faculty at MPC communicate and collaborate in order to provide a complete, balanced learning environment. I am supremely grateful to have been taught by such qualified individuals.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are among the friendliest people i have ever met, dont mind helping others out and explaining things when one does not understand.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    someone that isn't big into partying and very big in to getting there degree. I actually go to CSU Monterey Bay, but they didn't have that as a choice, soI picked the closest thing.

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

    Its almost always about being two minuets from the ocean.

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

    California State University of Monterey Bay is a new growing campus that is beautiful and unlike any other because of where it is located and the friendly diverse staff that encourages and supports the expanse of knowledge about the environment and the world that every student is going to ace after college.

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

    The size might be a good thing, but it is also its weakness. Small schools do not allow students to reach their full potential. When I think of a college I think of pathways to the future. Students need to see what is out there waiting for them. They need to see their passion and where it will take them. This school lacks the material. The material that could give a student the very meaning of seeking a career.

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

    The admissions office has lost a number of files that I and some of my friends have sent in before and have made it very challenging for me at times to have all the documents I needed in on time.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Monterey Penninsula College is best known for its programs in liberal arts and for its friendly atmosphere.

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

    One, how cold it is here. Two how far away from everything it is. Three the school doesn't prepare you for grad school. Four there isn't a whole lot to do here besides going to a cold windy beach.

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

    In my opinion, the people that shouldnt attend this school are the really career focused people because since High School they knew what they wanted and got really good grades so they should attend a 4-year university. Theres nothing wrong with attending a 2-year college after High School but they were focused and those people knew specifically what career they wanted to achieve.

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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.

66% of students attending Monterey Peninsula College receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 3% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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