About Riverside City College

Founded in 1916, Riverside 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 19,644 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Riverside City College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 28:1. There are 226 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Riverside City College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
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Application Fee0
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Admissions at RCC are considered , with ,11% 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 Riverside City College.

Riverside City College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    33 Students rated on-campus housing 2 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    43 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    43 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    43 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    42 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    42 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    43 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Riverside City College?

43 Students rated Riverside City College

tarik - 03/22/2024

I think that this is a great school that has good programs. There are many opportunities and the students mostly come from similar lives and background so its a relatable place. I appreciate the curriculum and staff, also this college has always just felt like home .

Jaylene - 05/18/2021

I love this college! I have completed my undergraduate classes here and benefited so much from my experience at this college. Classes unfortunately fill up pretty fast, but that's what you can expect from a community college. Overall, this is a very welcoming college with great staff and a pretty campus.

Marlene - 08/26/2020

I haven't been at the school for every long but the time that I have been I've really enjoyed it. The teachers are also really reliable and are there when needed. I had a few cousins who attended the school and they all gave good comments about it. I now that I am enrolled can also say that it is what they claimed it to be.

Arturo - 06/10/2020

I think this college is great,and I will continue to attend it.This college offers a variety of programs and classes to chose from and from my experience it is a good school.I like the students there,the food and what they have to offer.I do appreciate the services they offer they can really help kid in need.

Riverside City College FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Riverside 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?

    Making the transition from high school to college can be tough, or it can be simple. The key thing is to start early. I would tell myself not only in my senior year, but my freshman year, to stay focused on school, and to always strive to be the best you can be. Thinking back to the start of my high school life, I honestly shouldve tried harder. I was so worried about what I looked like, and if my hair was okay, rather than the importance of the most precious thing on this earth, the future. I would have told myself to start applying for scholarships in junior year so that way I could get ahead. I would also say to worry about that 75{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} english test to get a better score to better my GPA, so that I can get into the University of my dreams. I know that no matter what the age, its never to late to pursue your dreams. Looking back now, I can honestly say that I should have prepared myself better for the future, whether its financially or educationally.

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

    Anyone desiring a social life and activities that college aged kids seek.

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

    Riverside Community College is a public 2 year institution that has three campuses and serves the communities of Riverside, Norco, and Moreno Valley.

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

    This worst thing about my school is how small it is. I attend the Norco campus of Riverside Community College. The size of my campus limits the amount of classes which can occur and which classes are available. For example, my campus does not offer the science classes I need for the undergraduate part of my Biology degree. There are not as many class times available for me to choose from. This makes it a lot less convient for me. I am thinking about going to the main campus the next semester due to this.

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

    It is often very difficult to obtain the pre-requisite classes for many of the sciences. You are required to take Anatomy and Physiology for the majority of the medical programs (ie, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Paramedic, etc) and to register for this class is nearly impossible. Every semester, there are dozens of people attempting to add the 3 or 4 sections that RCC offers and no available openings.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any person who is motivated to learn and excel in their classes and in life down the road should attend this school. Its a much cheaper approach to college with the same highly rated classes offered at four year institutions.

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

    The environment leaves you completely in a soothed mood. It's a very odd but pleasant feeling, one that leaves you in wonderment. And this is because the campus isn't loud most of the time. It's especially pleasant when the breeze is calm and blowing all around you. I just feel very safe and at peace. Schools that create such an atmosphere for me is a plus and thats what I always feel there.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the parking situation. When I attended the University of California, Riverside, it would take me sometimes 20 minutes to find a parking spot. When I transferred to Riverside Community College, the Norco campus, the first thing I noticed was how much easier it was to park and go to class compared to my old school. This gave me more time to study because I would not have to leave my house 20 to 30 minutes earlier to find parking. Also, the parking permits are relatively cheep.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    The students in my classes are of all different ages, races, and genders all with the same goal to get a college education they are focused and determined to succeed in the classroom as well as on the court or on the field if they are an athlete like myself.

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

    the school is not exclusive like a csu or uc so there will be a variety of people on campus. most if not all the students will be locals. the school is local and having 3 campuses makes it convenient to attend. if a class is not offered at your campus but at the nearest one, you can totally take that class at the other campus, just have to fit it into your schedule. that way you dont have to wait until next semester to move ahead.

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

    I wish I had known that I had the opportunity to shoot for a higher school.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is known for their excellent medical program that helps students transition from their first two years of college to their third and fourth years.

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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.

77% of students attending Riverside City College receive some sort of financial aid. 54% were awarded federal grants. While 2% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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