About Rio Hondo College

Founded in 1960, Rio Hondo College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 19,220 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Rio Hondo College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 31:1. There are 200 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Rio Hondo 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 RHC 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 Rio Hondo College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    15 Students rated on-campus housing 2.3 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    20 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    20 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    20 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    20 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    20 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    20 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

Rio Hondo College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Rio Hondo College?

21 Students rated Rio Hondo College

justin - 02/21/2020

I am currently enrolled in the nursing program at rio hondo college. Everything is great so far and I am expected to graduate in May 2021. The professors really prepare you to become a successful nurse. They are very knowledgeable and are always willing to help.

Grant - 02/10/2020

With a sound mind, and healthy desires to strive forward, I have determined in my heart to obtain the necessary credentials required for me to be able to secure a position as a substance abuse counselor. My thought is that then I can sow good things back into the organizations and communities that have blessed my life with another chance to be a success story. I want to give people hope and inspiration through my testimony by being a living example of how possibilities are endless for a better life. No matter how bad the situation might seem in the moment of suffering, it is possible to overcome and persevere. I have come to the understanding that first it is necessary for me to have healed in the areas where I have struggled in life. Second, I need to earn the credentials and recieve an education in the field that I wish to reach people in. Third, I have to put the first two steps into practice by combining my wisdom from experiences, and empathy with the education I obtain, so that I can be an effective member of the community who holds credibility towards advocacy and change.

Victoria - 01/28/2020

Rio Hondo College needs to do better. There are never any available classes, the campus is due for an upgrade (where is all our tuition money going???), the office staff can be quite unapproachable, and their counselors are not very helpful. I have been at this school for almost four years because I cannot get the classes needed. I recently enrolled at another college and got the classes needed right away. Take it from me, get your education at a school that has its stuff together because Rio Hondo is not it. Sincerely, A Frustrated Student

Victor - 01/24/2020

I think it is a great school, everyone was really nice and friendly. I enjoyed meeting people from my class. My teachers were helpful and friendly. Although I ad to investigate a number of them in order to retain my proper grade. I was 100 percent on point with my due diligence and they were helpful and lucky enough to correct them in time avoiding legal charges. This was a great test for my ability as a person and a student. I thought the landscape of Rio Hondo was amazing. They had such plants like rosemary, purple sage and oak. There was a grand mountain side and even a nature reserve that needed a bit of work. Overall the staff was friendly and helpful. I never had any issues and I feel if I had a problem in the future they would be more then competent enough to help me. I trust them and I am extremely helpful for the advise and lessons given to me in the pursue of enlightenment. I am forever thankful to Rio Hondo College.

Rio Hondo College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Rio Hondo College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Rio Hondo 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?

    The advice that i would give myself is: take each day as it comes, consider each day a challenge in achieving a goal that in the end it will be worth it. In making mistakes learn from them and don't make them twice. Learn something new each day and challenge yourself in doing better in each class everyday. Listen, complete each task that is given to you and stay away from the bad influences. Even though it's hard pick out the best people, friends that are a good influence. Don't do things that may look right, but in reality they are wrong. The best way to achieve is to commit to your work and to your future. Because your future in the end is what it's gonna make you a successful person and you would not struggle in getting a good job. That's what we all want. A good job that would make more than enough, where you can support a family in the future and buy a house or simply enjoy life after all your hard work.

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

    One thing that i wish i had known before I came to this school is the surrounding area. The reason for that is there are no restaurants for miles. Your pretty much stuck to eatin pricey cafeteria food that isn't healthy.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Some of my classmates are like me, hard working and great students and others are those that don't seem to care too much about their grades.

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

    Rio Hondo college is an amazing place to go after highschool for all students, including those who have already chosen a major but especially for those who have yet to find a major that interests them.

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

    Everyone should go to Rio Hondo because it is filled with interesting people that everyone feels welcomed.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any person can attend this school. There is no racial profiling or anything that can stop anyone to attend any college that they want. A person that really appreciates their education and who is determined to become someone is this world is more than welcome to attend college. There are people who just go waste their time and other people's time without realizing that there are other teenagers that don't have that same advantage in receiving and education.

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

    That is a beautiful area and that the teachers there are really great

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

    Rio Hondo has many professors who care about you, all the school sprit that everyone who is in a club has, it is incredible how many people from different diversities come together and show that they have a way to get out there and meet new people.

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

    A lot of classes there are closed so that we cannot choose the classes to take . Also, the parking conditions are very bad. We have to take a long time to find a place to park.

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

    It's under some construction right now and they block a lot of the roads. Along with this they put five speed bumps on the roads that are open and this isn't a good idea because the school is on a hill. Also, there is not enough parking for everyone.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The best part of Rio Hondo College is that even though the classes may be over crowded the teachers still figure out a way to know each student. Rio Hondo transfer center gives the students a lot of help and awareness about college representatives.

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    i've heard great things about their nursing program and this is part of the reason i chose to go here. all the classes iv'e taken so far have been really good.

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

    not sure, im way too busy with classwork and work to get into activities.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    it's one of the more beautiful schools in the area, iv'e been to others nearby and rio hondo is the nicest. the school rests on hills and has a natural setting. the more recent renovations to the school really helped with it's aesthetics. overall a good school for someone wanting to get their aa degree, or other degrees/programs they offer.

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  16. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about going to Rio Hondo College is the campus. The campus is modern and small. You don't have to walk a mile to get from one class to another, and the scenery is beautiful. Having a campus on a hill is refreshing, relaxing, and is truely gorgeous being surrounded by nature.

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

    i wasn't aware there was any stereotype of rio hondo college students. the people i have met so far are nice.

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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.

83% of students attending Rio Hondo College receive some sort of financial aid. 58% 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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