About Palomar College

Founded in 1946, Palomar College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 23,923 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Palomar College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 25:1. There are 278 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Palomar 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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ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,9% 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 Palomar College.

Palomar College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    28 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    27 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    44 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    44 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    44 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    43 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    44 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    44 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Palomar College?

46 Students rated Palomar College

Myles - 08/28/2023

It's a great college to start your education, meanwhile being able to handle life related responsibilities. The faculty and on-campus events are very useful. It may not be a party school, but fellow students will absolutely help you with anything they possibly can.

melanie - 05/16/2023

I feel like I got a better education here than I did at a well-known private fashion university. The professors for my major were all extremely dedicated and passionate. Most were accommodating and more than willing to help with whatever one may struggle a bit with, being able to showcase at the annual college fashion show was a multifaceted learning and networking experience.

Tatiana - 12/16/2022

I believe Palomar College can provide great opportunities for self-discovery. The professors there are highly committed to helping their students succeed. I strongly appreciated the few professors I had the pleasure of learning from whom were always readily available and encouraging. The guidance given from the community this college was able to provide also gave me a sense of belonging when I had been in my beginning stages of growing into the individual I am today. I am still growing and will forever be grateful for the time I spent at Palomar College.

Maximillan - 05/04/2021

Great school for those looking for a stepping stone in life, education, or career progression. I remember graduating high school with zero ambition and even less money. Fortunately, I had parents that pushed me to get off the couch and pursue a degree before inevitably joining the military. Loved every second of it.

Palomar College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Palomar College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Palomar 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 start researching scholarships and grants to help myself and my parents pay for all of the expenses that college entails. I would also inform myself that it is smart to choose a major early on so that I have time to change my mind.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Smart intelectuals who know they are making a difference in their lives and the lives around them by making each classes schedule on time.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is looking to attend a community college before transferring to a university should consider attending Palomar College. Also, students seeking vocational training or an associates degree would benefit from the services and courses offered at Palomar. I have found that not only is this a great school to meet transfer and degree requirements, but it is also a great place to explore careers and majors in an effort to find an academic direction.

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

    I consider the worst thing about the school is the library hours. Reason being, it opens at 8:00am and most students who take morning classes, have classes around that time. The library should be open an hour our two earlier so students can get work done that they need finished before class.

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

    I really like the fact that everyone is really laid back and friendly, and all of the teachers are very helpful. I also like the fact that it is in a good area and it is one of the better community colleges.

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

    Honestly, I wish I had known how nice it was. The previous school I had gone to was very busy, with many people everywhere, making it a crowded evironment. Palomar is the opposite. Also i wish i had known about the parking. That situation is problematic, because everything is a little spread out (the parking from the classes).

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

    Anyone should be able to attend this school. Education shouldn't be limited to a certain kind of student, it should be available to everyone and anyone who wants to learn.

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

    Palomar College is a good school with low fees and high educational values.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Palomar college is best known for its amazing transfer program, which enables students there to transfer to UC or CSU campuses and for it's many locations throughout San Diego county.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Palomar College is that the teachers are very good, and willing to help people out with different abilities and or dissabillities to try to bring them to a place of success in their college experience. As far as programs are considered, at Palomar college the DSPS is a program that helps all people with dissabilities to give extra time for tests, to help out taking notes, and offer electrical devices as well that will help people succeed in their classes who have dissabilities. The teachers are willing to help students out individually as well beyond expected.

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

    My school, since it is a community college, has very full classes making registration difficult.

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

    A lot of teachers care about the students there. They want to help, if you ask them questions they will help with whatever you have. They want to not only have you learn the material but succeed in life altogether.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    They're fun! I am taking psychology classes this semester and I never thought they were so much fun. I like the professors and the way they teach, not only their personalities, but their humanity.

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

    My school has no stereotypes. there are children as young as 7 and adults in their 70's. people pretty much mind their own business.

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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.

62% of students attending Palomar College receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 1% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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