About Pasadena City College

Founded in 1924, Pasadena City College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 27,165 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Pasadena City College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 26:1. There are 411 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pasadena City 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 PCC are considered , with ,15% 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 Pasadena City College.

Pasadena City College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    31 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    27 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

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

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    43 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    43 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    43 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    43 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    43 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Pasadena City College?

51 Students rated Pasadena City College

Shawn - 12/16/2023

Pasadena City College (PCC) stands as a paragon of educational excellence, offering a myriad of resources and support to students. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, from cutting-edge laboratories to modernized libraries, the campus reflects PCC's commitment to providing an optimal learning environment. Beyond the impressive infrastructure, what truly distinguishes PCC is its dedicated staff—a constellation of mentors fostering a culture of learning and growth. This commitment to excellence extends beyond academics, creating a vibrant community where students feel a sense of belonging and support. PCC is not merely a school; it's a transformative educational experience, where the fusion of outstanding facilities, supportive staff, and a strong sense of community propels students towards success and personal development.

Michael - 06/01/2023

Great school but difficult to get classes.

Amanda - 02/01/2023

PCC is a great school with stellar academics and helpful staff. The school is pretty socially conscious and there are plenty of groups focused on getting involved in social issues. There’s a wide variety of clubs for a wide range of interests, both academic and recreational. I would say the biggest downside is it can sometimes feel unsafe, as many unhoused people hang out in front of the school and there have been quite a few incidents with them in my time at the school.

Kaylee - 03/11/2022

In my opinion, Pasadena City college is not a bad school. The atmosphere is quite calm, but that could be due to the pandemic. Overall, everyone is doing their own thing and minding each other's business. Some of the events we hold are fun and small. They really try to do their best especially when it comes to cultural events. Most of the staff I have met are friendly and welcoming. We have plenty but still need more services. For example, a woman's program or a service dedicated to women's needs would be great. Overall, I would say the school is decent.

Pasadena City College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Pasadena City College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pasadena City 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 my high school self to study more and prepare myself for tests better.

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

    Pasadena City College is a great place to explore the endless opportunities of college life. There are numerous clubs and volunteer opportunities on campus as well. The staff in the Science building is unbelievable, they are willing to help anyone that seeks it. Even though it is a city college, the course material is not compromised, and always provides a challenge.

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

    The value of focus. True happiness comes from the ability to follow a dream to it ultimate fruition. When I first started at Pasadena City College, I bounced around from class to class, from major to major, lacking the ability to truly listen to my inner desire and the courage to stick it out.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    To attend Pasadena City College, the kind of person you have to be is anyone. Anyone who is motivated to learn, no matter the age, anyone who has passion for knowledge and passion for life. Anyone who lives life to the fullest is welcomed at Pasadena City College. If a person does not have the characteristics to attend this school it will not matter because anyone is anyone and that anyone will not regret attending PCC.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    WE are best known for clubs and diversity.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    Even though Pasadena City College is one of the largest community colleges in the nation, I have been impressed with the personal attention I have received from professors and administrators. Professors make available their office hours and even their email addresses to students and they welcome conversation and collaboration, which makes getting my education feel like a team effort in which I am never alone.

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

    I think the worst thing is that we need to rush to get the classes we want!

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    They seem enthusiastic, motivated, anxious the learn and participate is class activities. Involved in the subject at the time. Enthusiastic in the Project at the time. Willing to put in the extra time and effort to see the Project completed. The Students at least in my classes seemed to be like one close big Family. Which made me very Comfortable which was great.

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

    I love my school. the environment is great. There are tutors and computer labs availble to help my studies and there are many nearby places to get a quick snack to eat.

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

    When I tell my friends about my school, Pasadena City College, I brag about the safe, clean and well-maintained campus as well as their excellent Art Program.

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  12. What are the academics like at your school?

    PCC has a lot to offer to its students.The best thing about PCC 's academics is the honors program. In my experience, Honors professors are at another level compared to regular professors because they are passionate and excellent teachers. The coursework cam be heavy, but they can really challenge you to work harder and think critcally.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Pasadena City College gave me the opportunity , and the realization that I really do enjoy the career I have chosen. A career in acting and stage. It allowed me to participate is several Productions, which now I've been bitten by the Acting,Film Stage bug. I also learned a lot more of the History of Film and Movies. PCC. exposed me to more of the Classic Movies , which I would never have seen ,or desired to have seen. Which I must say sparked me to research deeper into those movies or other such Movies. This just made my Passion for Film and Theatre that much more stronger. PCC. did a great Job , but now I need to move on to Bigger and more broadening Education.

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

    Young, and fast paced. your average Young Adults. All shapes, Races, Sexes. Just your average College Student Campus.

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

    Someone who is not willing to study to get a good grade.

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

    The most frustrating thing about my school is costly of the book. I personal think that buying book are unbelievable price which I can't afford. I feel like author and schools are trying make profiteers for those kind book. Make it education as profits. I see all the student try to save money because books are so expensive that more of students had secondary jobs at certain restaurant, car wash, and stores. Their secondary job help them buy book, however it cut down FASA aids and make it difficult concentrate at school.

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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.

70% of students attending Pasadena City College receive some sort of financial aid. 50% 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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