About San Diego Mesa College

Founded in , San Diego Mesa College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 23,560 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The San Diego Mesa College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 28:1. There are 259 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at San Diego Mesa 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 SDMC 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 San Diego Mesa College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    26 Students rated on-campus housing 1.5 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    21 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    35 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

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

  • How would you rate class size?

    36 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    36 Students rated school activities 3.4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    36 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    36 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

San Diego Mesa College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of San Diego Mesa College?

33 Students rated San Diego Mesa College

Katherien - 05/06/2020

Mesa College is a very outgoing school with so much diversity. Many students seem to be very excited to come to this campus, just like me. I personally feel that Mesa college provides whatever any student might need that is affecting their learning. Mesa College does its best to provide whatever they can. They really show that they care about you as a student and making sure they have everything that you need in order to consume your academic dream. I feel very safe with police just a call away and when they have night classes you see many security guards make sure your safety. I would say there is no another college I would go to or even retreat to attend because Mesa makes me feel like I can continue my education at ease without lacking anything or worry about my next meal since they provide food for those who come from a low-income state and don't have a place to live. They also provide workshops and clubs for you to better yourself and make sure you engage.

Karla - 04/05/2020

I like my college the facilities are amazing and the faculty are very nice. Teachers always maintain in communication with the students which is what I appreciate about the school. There is a lot of counseling which is great for students in order to progress in life , they help guide you which is also a great bonus. You never feel lost at Mesa College.

Kelvens - 01/15/2020

San Diego Mesa College is a community college is a fantastic institution in the Kearny Mesa Area of Linda Vista and it’s array of neighborhoods for which the San Diego Mesa Community College District has to offer. It has an excellent sports teams, fine excellent events and really important college transfers and job growth to earn a college diploma to focus on the aspects of achieving your academic curriculum of a college education and how it can build your character for the future.

Christina - 11/11/2019

The professors care about their students and want them to succeed. It is a good college to go to for those who are going back to school or those who work full-time because of their classroom times. If you want to go to a college that offers services outside of the academic life, such as Greek Life or Homecoming, this is not the college for you. It is a community college. You pay for to have an education, nothing more.

San Diego Mesa College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at San Diego Mesa College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for San Diego Mesa 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?

    Even if it takes a little more effort than you thought it would, do it right. Taking classes and giving just enough effort to get by will be of no service to you or anyone else in the future. Give it all you?ve got, and become well rounded and educated. Race, religion and gender will not hold you back if you use your smarts and get a good, solid education. Don?t let anyone?s words or attitudes toward you and your goals discourage you. Find someone who has been there and model them. Attitude is everything. Do not doubt or second guess yourself. Know that you can do anything you put your mind, energy and dedication to. Everything and everyone else will fall in place if you put your focus in the right area at the right time, and the right time is now!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    So far, I have liked all my classmates. They are friendly, helpful, and kind. Some of them make some of the boring classes fun.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The Professors are the best thing about this campus because the constantly push you to be better than what you yourself believe!

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

    Although Mesa is a big campus, the faculty and students make you feel wlecome.

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

    The high prices at the bookstore and cafeteria (as well as the vending machines).

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

    The library -wi-fi, the computers at the top, the career collection, the book collection.

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

    Anyone who wants a stepping stone before they enter a four year university and anyone who wants more one on one time with their professors and smaller class sizes.

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

    Mesa College offered the classes required to enter the field of dietetics. They also have great programs for culinary and other health related fields.

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

    I wish I knew that the college educates people of all ages. I had this idea in my head that the college comprised primarily of newly graduated high school students. In reality, however, after actually attending my first semester of classes, I noticed that my classmates were all of different ages ranging from 17 to 41. Once I got the image of 17 to 19 year old college students cleared from my head, I was able to focus more on my class work, rather than the question of whether or not I would fit in with the student community.

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

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that there are not enough space for me to sign up for class. Since the economy is so bad, they had to a budget cut for the school. They cut teachers therefore less avaible classes to take.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Self-motivated people should attend Mesa. You need drive to make the most out of your time here. If you're not motivated, or say things like "it's just community college," it's easy to fall behind.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I feel that Mesa College is best known for having so many options. There are tons of courses you are able to enroll in and the school is constantly trying to improve to better serve its students.

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  14. What are the academics like at your 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.

64% of students attending San Diego Mesa College receive some sort of financial aid. 42% 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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