About Southwestern College-Chula Vista

Founded in 1961, Southwestern College-Chula Vista. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 18,727 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Southwestern College-Chula Vista Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 202 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Southwestern College-Chula Vista 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 SWC 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 Southwestern College-Chula Vista.

Southwestern College-Chula Vista REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    20 Students rated on-campus housing 1.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    26 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    27 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    27 Students rated class size 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    27 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    27 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    27 Students rated academics 4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Southwestern College-Chula Vista?

26 Students rated Southwestern College-Chula Vista

Anjelika Marin - 03/20/2023

Southwestern College- Chula vista allows low-income families to go through college in an inexpensive way. They also provide programs such as the promise grant that can get you 2-years of free tuition. They also actively advocate for you to apply for FAFSA and scholarships. To the High school students that wants to accumulate as many college credits as possible in an alternative way other than AP classes, please be aware that you can take dual enrollment classes. This is highly recommended. Unlike AP classes, when you finish that semester's course, you don't have to pay to take the AP exam and pass it in order get college credits; you simply just have to pass the overall class at no cost to you. It will credit you both high school and college credit. Kill two birds with one stone. It will save you hundreds, if not, even thousands in tuition, books, and supplies. You won't even need to go to their campus, professors assigned to certain departments and courses will go to your school during school hours to teach you in school grounds and resume as you would in a regular high school class, except, you might get off early in terms of time of the day, which is a bonus.

Jacky - 09/26/2020

My opinion on Southwestern College -Chula Vista is, I believe it's a good Community college to attend if you're either trying to graduate with a minor or transfer into a 4-year college to get a Bachelors's or Major. With 5 different locations, It has multiple major options such as Nursing, Law enforcement, Real estate, Chemistry, etc.

Soraya - 04/15/2020

My opinion of the school is great opportunity for people who get right out of high school and don't want to get into debt right away and is learning how to transition from high school. The other thing is it is cheap also so it can help you with paying your bill instead of taking out loans. I think the guidance counselors are very helpful with helping you arrange with classes. I feel like it is a good way to learn how to be an adult and to learn about the outside world.

Natalie - 10/17/2019

I honestly really like attending Southwestern, because there is help and resources from everyone, even if you are just overall lost on where your class is, there is always someone there to help you get your answers. It also shows me how nobody is holding your hand in the class and if you really need help there are resources and my professors will help as long as i reach out to them through their office hours, before/after class time, in emails, and even appointments.

Southwestern College-Chula Vista FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Southwestern College-Chula Vista?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Southwestern College-Chula Vista 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 if I was a senior in high school is to always do my best and work hard. I will be organized in all of my classes all the time and always study for my exams ahead of time. I will also be prepared all the time for my classes for example bring all my homework done and show up with my materials and be on time in class since there isn?t anybody to tell us what to do anymore so we are the ones that have to be on top of ourselves. I will also read even when the professor doesn?t tell us to so I can be ahead and be able to know what the professor is talking about. I will always do my best and never give up wherever I am.

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Every person that has the character to keep moving, that wants to move forward and do not give up.

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

    People who have money to afford going somewhere else

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone is different and unique in their own way.

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

    I did not known that college was going to be based on how much I learned in high school. I did not know that the less I know the more years of school I was goin to be there untill I reached the qualifications. Teachers are so different then teachers in high school, they do not "baby sit" you through everything they want from you. I learned very quickly that I have to do eveything on my own. I was the type of student that would go to my teachers for everything.

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

    The most frustrating thing in this school is the limited classes offered.

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

    I was not able to pay for tuition at my other schools. At community colleges you can take the same classes as other classes without paying thousands of dollars a semester.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I get to know more poeple and have more friends. Also, the experineces that I have being passing through in school are great. The proffesors that have giving me classes really know what they are talking about, specialy in biology. I enjoy my school.

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

    I love the atmosphere: its clean, theres plenty of grass and trees, and the staff is so helpful and professional.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Southwetsern College is best known for being the only public instituion of higher education in southern San Diego County having over 20,000 students each semester and offering more than 320 associate degree and certificate options. With that being said, Southwestern College has a main focus on the importance of education and becoming successful in the future.

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

    Well right now what I think is really bad is the budget cuts. There are a lot of students and the school keeps cutting off teachers because of budget. Every year, more and more students enroll and that's not fair to keep students that do want to learn without an education. With all these teachers that are getting cut off, the students will take a longer time to transfer and a ltake a longer time to achieve their long term goals.

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

    Its a great campus in a quiet community with plenty of access o different stores and shop in a close distance.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    the academics in my school are ok not the best ones but for some people that are interested it could help them.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    the things that i most like about my currently college is that almost all the students communicate to each other in a way to share ideas outside of the classroom in order to get better grades heloing each other and have another point of view that the teacher had explain them.

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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.

80% of students attending Southwestern College-Chula Vista receive some sort of financial aid. 53% 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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