About Ohlone College

Founded in 1966, Ohlone College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 9,814 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Ohlone College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 24:1. There are 115 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Ohlone 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 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 Ohlone College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    8 Students rated on-campus housing 1.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    8 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 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?

    16 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    16 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    16 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    16 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    16 Students rated academics 4.7 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

Ohlone College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Ohlone College?

15 Students rated Ohlone College

LanAnh - 10/09/2020

It seems okay so far, but I do not have enough experience during C-OVID19 to tell what in-person life on campus is like. The professors that I have right now seem to do a good job helping their students learn and make them comfortable to seek help. The website is a bit outdated so it is hard to find up-to-date information, but I can find my way around by asking counselors and staff.

Valeria - 04/28/2020

It is a good school. There are many students who are not eager to learn and do not take initiative which sometimes can be a bit of a bummer. The school as a whole is clean, renovated, and safe. The professors that I have interacted with are kind and polite. They are always available to help when I have questions.

Christine - 11/13/2019

Ohlone College is a great college when used as a stepping stone. It feels quite empty and dry, and there is little to no student life/club life/exciting atmosphere on campus. Most people attend with the intention of transferring to a different 4-year college. There are actually two campuses for Ohlone College; Fremont and Newark. The Newark campus is amazing, clean, and modern-looking. That campus is mainly designated for math and science courses. The Fremont campus looks quite old, but there are almost always renovations going on. Ohlone College values visual and performing arts, so there is always an array of classes in those areas to choose from. So, Ohlone College is great to take your GED classes at, but not a great place to stay at.

Kristine - 08/10/2019

Ohlone is one of those schools you are proud of saying you go to when you mention you attend a community college. Not only is it's culture diverse and welcoming, but it's constantly renovating campus on top of Mission Hill is one of the most beautiful local colleges in the state. Maybe others have had different experiences than mine, but I've found that the variety of classes they offer, whether that be online or in person, gives you so many options and opportunities to finish all your necessary classes, and even take a few that could actually change your life. While you might end up with a professor now and then who "throws in the towel," I have found that almost every professor I've had has genuinely cared about my grades and my ability to use the skills taught in their class in the future. So when I say I go to a community college, I couldn't be more proud of my choice.

Ohlone College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Ohlone College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Ohlone 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?

    As a senior there are a few major things on your mind; prom, graduation, and most importantly college. Leaving high school and going on to bigger things in college can be scary but you have to be willing to take chances and put yourself out there. Remember that a lot of people are in your same shoes, trying to make friends and working towards a career. Some will become good friends and others are better to keep as acquaintances; do not loose yourself, there are pressures but you will always make the final decision, think with your head but remember your heart. Life is a rollercoaster that we must be willing to ride, tests are around ever bend and success is at the end, we just need to hold on. I am coming back to tell you, well me, that we can not let fear take over, and even though family stressors will hit hard the first semester we can not give up, dreaming high is a risk and as long as the work is done we will end up where we want to be.

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

    I wish I would have known what great advising resources were available to me at Ohlone before I went down the path of "independent counseling." If I had established a clear academic plan from the get-go, I would definitely be farther along in my educational career. I don't, however, regret my time at Ohlone by any means.

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

    Ohlone College is a crockpot of ethnicities and backgrounds, where all the students who are trying to save money or just figure out where they want their life to go meet and help one another grow as a person.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Ohlone is a very diverse school. It offers lots of opportunities to help people transfer successfully within the two year time frame. They also have really good faculty that cares about their students. I've never had an issue with a teacher or faculty member, they're always helpful.

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

    Being a community college, I find that it isn't very easy to become active on campus as I would like to be as i am a working adult.

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

    I'm attending the new Health Science campus of Ohlone which is located in Newark, Ca. It is an Earth friendly campus with complete Wi-Fi access throughout the campus which makes it easy to use your laptop anywhere in the building , not only the library. I love that the campus is completely enclosed and enviornmently friendly. It also has all of the latest technology available due to it being a fairly new building. It's the first campus of it's kind and looks great. There is also plenty of parking and a friendly and knowledgable staff.

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

    I have friends at various schools across the country and we all love to be able to point out the highlights of our choosen school. When Ohlone is brought up the fact that the schools sits up in the Fremont hills really sets a wonderful atmosphere, you can see the bay and overlook the city. Having such a great view and bright campus helps to make it more enjoyable to be there for classes.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    They are very interesting people to go to school with.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Ohlone College is best known for the hill it's built on and the stairs that make for an arduous trek to class. Academically speaking, it's best known for the highest rate of UC transfers and its programs in biology, engineering and math.

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

    I'm not sure about the student activities/groups at my school.

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  12. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I am content with Ohlone College. I think many of their teachers are more than willing to help, but there are some teachers that ruin the experience for me. Ohlone also has odd schedules and times for some classes. Overall, I think Ohlone College is an alright community college.

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

    The stereotype of student at Ohlone is an adult that has been there for far too long. The stereotype is accurate because most Ohlone students are over 25 years old.

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  14. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend school would be one who is focused and understands what it is to be a student.

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

    If you aren't proactive and independent, you should steer clear of a community college. You really need to push yourself and stick to your goals if you want to transfer out of Ohlone in an appropriate period of time.

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

    Since it is a satellite location the most frustrating thing is that the bookstore and main financial aid office is located at the main campus on the other end of town. The new building mainly houses all of the health programs as well as some general ed. classes so you may end up having to take classes at both locations if what you want is not available i n one place. Luckily I got into the Physical Therapy program so all of my classes are at the new building but I have to go to the main campus for books.

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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.

44% of students attending Ohlone College receive some sort of financial aid. 23% 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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