About Saddleback College

Founded in 1968, Saddleback College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 19,646 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Saddleback College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 25:1. There are 266 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Saddleback 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 are considered , with ,21% 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 Saddleback College.

Saddleback College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    42 Students rated on-campus housing 1.7 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    56 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    57 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    57 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    57 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    57 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    57 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Saddleback College?

52 Students rated Saddleback College

Jacob - 05/30/2024

Great school and very affordable!

Caleb - 04/13/2022

It is a great, cheap option for getting an associate's degree and getting it for free through their Promise Program. The sports are not a big deal but the art programs are quite big especially the well-staffed, well-taught film program. It allows for students to grow and learn skills applicable in the future.

Haley - 07/12/2021

It's a fantastic place to learn for great prices. Many courses are well set up to be taken remotely, which offers flexibility. Students can filter courses by whether or not a textbook is required. The administration is always trying to understand student needs and address them, including offering chromebooks to students who needed them during the pandemic. Many of the professors really care about what they do!

Madison - 08/07/2020

The commitment of professors at this college to inspire students is incredible. Classrooms are filled with eager to learn students and helpful professors. Though some professors may seem cold at first, you will warm up to them and come to find that they want your success as badly as you do. This college has many opportunities for group involvement and bonding. Classes are cheap and are not overcrowded. The only thing which needs improvement is the ability to access counselors by appointment or walking into the office.

Saddleback College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Saddleback College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Saddleback 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 not to stress so much about an undecided future and being left behind as friends go off to universities. At Saddleback College, there are plenty of different classes to learn from, a variety of fields to study from, and many diverse individuals to mentor you and help you decide on a path in life. The close friends that left for schools stretching miles will always be just a phone call away, and with the vast student body at Saddleback, you will quickly make new, irreplaceable friends. Deciding to go to a junior college is a much wiser decision than hastily deciding on a four-year university. It'll give you time to develop at your own pace and naturally come to a decided educational goal. Do what you feel is right and don't dwell on the expectations of others!

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

    You should not attend this school if you do not want to be in school. However, if you have a slight interest in anything then Saddleback is for you. There are numerous areas of study with many an innumerable amount of class options. Day or evening class schedules are available too. The professors are brilliant and inspiring people from all walks of life. As long as you want to be there and willing to learn. Just do your fellow students a favor and don't come if you are going to waste their time and the professors knowledge.

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

    I tell my friends how I am impressed semester after semester with the caliber of teachers/professors we have. The quality of education they have recieived is extraordinary and they represent many different cultures and ethnicites. Their dedication to their jobs is a destiment to the difference they make in the lives of students that are there to better themselves. I never thought I would learn at this level by attending a community college.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates and I have only school in common. I am much older than most of my classmates but love their determination and drive and I hope that they achieve the goals they have set for themselves. I have noticed that the older my classmates are the more focused and driven they seem, and I respect that above anything else.

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

    My school is big, but has a certain calming feeling about it with all the trees that create a beautiful campus.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the staff. I love my english professor and my math professor. They are kind and have plenty of meaningful things to say.

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

    The worst thing about saddleback is the parking situation and the abilty to get the classes you want. The parking situation is really bad because most of all the students drive to school. This is because they are no on campus housing because it is a community college. To get parking at the school you need to arrive around two hours before class. They are so many students at saddleback that the classes fill up so fast and if you do not have priority registration you will most likely not get the classes you want. However, I have priority registration.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone and everyone since the campus is so open and offers a multicultural education. There is a course for everyone and many new people to meet.

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

    i wish i had known how packed the parking lots are

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Saddleback is amazing because it offers great programs taught by knowledgeable professors for a cheap price. It prepares you for your career goals or transfering to a 4-year university. Saddleback is in the beautiful town of Mission Viejo, California. The campus is clean and it has amedeites that are useful for the students. Saddleback is open to all students, old and young, white, black, asian, kids with special needs, etc. I love Saddleback College and can't wait to see where it will take me!

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

    The most frustrating thing about my school would be the confusion in setting up an Academic Plan for transfer. A student must complete an Academic Plan (MAP) before registering for their 16th unit.I have created a MAP for transfer and gone to counseling to have it approved, and after reviewing my Map they tell me it is complete. When I go to the transfer center seeking advice on what classes I should be taking in order to transfer they tell me that several of the classes I was planning on taking do not transfer.

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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.

43% of students attending Saddleback College receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 3% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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