About Skyline College

Founded in 1969, Skyline College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 9,492 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Skyline College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 28:1. There are 131 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Skyline 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 ,3% 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.


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Skyline College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    11 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    11 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    11 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    10 Students rated school activities 3.4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    11 Students rated local services 2.9 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    11 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Skyline College?

14 Students rated Skyline College

Karina - 12/19/2023

Skyline College is one of three community colleges within the San Mateo County Community College District. The District also includes Cañada College in Redwood City and the College of San Mateo. Skyline College is located just south of San Francisco in San Bruno on a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The College was opened in 1969 and serves a diverse wide ethnic and socio-economic range of local and international populations of over 16,000 students and offers 100 degree and certificate programs.

Adele - 07/29/2020

Skyline College is a wonderful institution. As a STEM student who doesn\'t feel confident in my math and science classes, I feel well supported by the students and faculty. I think the school provides a lot of resources that enable student success.


I'm a second year at this school and the positives outweigh the negatives (I can't even think of any). Not only am I saving a lot of money, but I also have very motivational professors who are supportive, open-minded, and want their students to succeed. A lot of what I learned in my classes at Skyline College are applicable to real life. There are a lot of resources offered to bring students together like clubs and learning communities. Their counseling and tutoring services are also free which is a huge plus.


Skyline College is a great community college where you can get prepared to transfer to a 4-year University or take your full education like Early Childhood Education classes or Associate Degrees. Skyline College has many great professors that really care about you and your education, which makes it really lovely to study there. There is a great diversity in the student body and the location in the diverse-populated Bay Area is also making it a great hub of different cultures. There are also wonderful tools with which the school offers help with classes of various kinds, like math tutoring and language sessions. Overall the quality and environment of the school are really friendly and good.

Skyline College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Skyline College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Skyline 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?

    If i could go back in time and give myself advice, the first thing I would say is "Don't smoke, drink and party so much. Take your studies more seriously. Start college early (concurrent enrollment), and save the partying for after college. Buckle down now and you'll have the time and money and party".

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

    The ESL lab at Skyline College is very small. There are only four computers in which you can use ESL software. Some of these software would help you with pronunciation, accent reduction, vocabulary and speaking skills, but you cannot practice without bothering the person who is seated right next to you and who would be probably trying to concentrate on building his grammar or reading skills.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates this past semester were for the most part intelligent, polite, and friendly.

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

    Skyline is small like a high school while academically challenging enough to be considered a college. For students looking to finish their GE and transfer into another institution, taking classes at Skyline acts as the perfect transition period between high school and higher learning. Skyline eases students into college level courses while providing many accomodations in order to assure their academic success.

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

    The school does try to cater to non-traditional students. It was by chance, I was passing the halls and notice fliers catering to non-traditional students especially women re-entering the school system. If I had known then what I know now, I would have looked into the program earlier before.

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

    A person whose interests are different than building an academic knowledge and goes to class just to hang out with friends shouldn?t attend any school. This is a place that offers the opportunity for those who want to succeed in life, and whoever wants to succeed should be able to access any school.

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

    The most frustating thing about skyline college is, that theres not alot of minorities at that school. its divors, and thats cool bout it would be better if ther were more minorities presant at the school! Being one of the few black students at my college is an honor tho, because we get more undivided attention with our work, so thats a plus. Also, there's a few african american teachers there also so thats cool too!

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that i believe should attend skyline college is someone who can balance a social life and school work. this person has to be very responsible and will have to understand that every choice one makes will affect your college succes, weather it being taking a morning class or saying no to party because one has to study for finals. all of these things count towerds ones sucsses , with one slip one can stumble pretty hard of the road of sucsses. i believe anyone who attends skyline has to have self-control.

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

    I brag most about the fun, down-to-earth, and caring professors.

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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.

51% of students attending Skyline College receive some sort of financial aid. 28% 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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