About Palo Alto College

Founded in 1987, Palo Alto College. is a college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 9,108 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Palo Alto College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 28:1. There are 103 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Palo Alto 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 ,12% 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.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Palo Alto College.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
46%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
75%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
13%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
46%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
21%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
54%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
46%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
46%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
75%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
13%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
46%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
21%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
54%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
46%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    22 Students rated on-campus housing 2.5 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    7 Students rated off-campus housing 4.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    26 Students rated campus food 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    26 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    26 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    26 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    26 Students rated local services 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    27 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

Palo Alto College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Palo Alto College?

32 Students rated Palo Alto College

Ismael - 09/07/2023

It's awesome you should look into this college for the fact that its roomy but not all on your face. you can really focus your studies and get things done. as far as events we have a lot of them there almost always something happening every week. the professors are good they want you to learn the content, all you have to do is pay attention, read books to get the most out of the content. i really recommend this college.

Elianna - 10/19/2020

Palo Alto College is a very nice college where you can be yourself and meet others with the same interest as you. Staff members are very nice and easy to talk to, professors are willing to work with you to be successful and educated. Keep up the good work Palo Alto College!

Irene - 05/18/2020

Palo Alto College is a wonderful community college that offers good academics, good opportunities for underprivileged students, and has a beautiful campus as well. The teachers are they to help you along your path, and there are a plethora of resources available to study or browse for fun. The campus is not that big, which makes it easy to get around. Palo Alto College has a good amount of clubs like Honors and more hobby-based clubs. All in all, it's a wonderful place to go for those on the south side of San Antonio.

Ashley - 05/13/2020

It is an acceptable community college. The classes are challenging without being too difficult and the campus has plenty to do. The library is the best building on campus. There are study rooms that you can check out for free using your student ID. There are computers that are free to use and you can print things out at a low cost. It is overall a pretty good school.

Palo Alto College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Palo Alto College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Palo Alto 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?

    Take as many college prep or college credit courses as possible, and start taking CLEPS! College can be expensive - but you can work your way through it and avoid a lot of the high costs involved. The impact to your short and long-term finances can be significant if you think through and focus. It seems like a lot of work, but it is such a short time from the perspective of a lifetime. Choose your friends well - they will be your friends, confidants and influencers for years to come if you choose them carefully...and BE a better friend, there is not enough true friendship in the world.

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

    As the economy is still in a recession, I feel lunch prices are high.

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

    I tell my friends that all go to major colleges already that I love how the classes are small and comfortable. You get to be in a more intimate surrounding than in a huge auditorium with hundreds of other students, and you get to know your professor more and get the help that you need. I also tell them how we have alot of fun activities going on almost everyday just so that we get to know eachother on a different level.

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

    My school, Palo Alto College, has an extreamly student freindly atmoshpere which includes useful student service, flexible class schedules, and down to earth experienced teachers.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    The classmates at Palo Alto are an inspiration to all.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Ability to provide services to residents on the southside of the Alamo Community Colleges district

    Read all  2 answers
  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any person who has initiative and drive to pursue their dream in life should attend here. There are great opportunities and help to reach your higher educational goals.

    Read all  2 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    at palo alto professors, students, and even cafeteria and yard workers are extremely friendly and want to help you achieve to obtain your degree they also help you figure out where your classes are at as well the counselors help you figure out what you want to earn a degree in if you are confused or undecided.

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

    I wish I had knew that the classes were far apart from each other. I also wish they would have told me that the buildings were named and didn't have the new students coming into college feel all lost.

    Read all  1 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Any kind of people that want to get a head start at completing their path of earning their degree.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

9,108

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
78%
% White or Caucasian
17%

TUITION & AID

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 Palo Alto College receive some sort of financial aid. 63% were awarded federal grants. While 5% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$11,274

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,078

Books and Supplies

$8,368

Room and Board

21,720

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,641
$30 - $48K
$6,571
$48 - $75K
$8,151
$75 - $110K
$10,363
$110K & UP
N/A

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