Mt San Antonio College (MT.SAC)

Walnut, CA

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Mt San Antonio College

Mt San Antonio College

MT.SAC Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 10 Review

Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Mt San Antonio College

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

It's a commuter school so there is not a big sense of community. Tuesdays and Thursdays are when most students take their courses, I arrive an hour before my class to get decent parking. The campus is a ghost town on Fridays. The food options have improved ALOT in the last two years.

Academics

Unlike some colleges, attendance is not optional since the college is paid on how many students show up and how long they are in class for. Since the budget cuts the campus has been overcrowded. A class that maxes out at thirty students usually has an additional twenty students on the wait list.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The library is not updated, there are very few contemporary publications and the reference material is dated. The computer labs feature new technology and include PCs and MACs. Only certain buildings have wifi and its always changing according to the construction areas.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

This is a huge school. There are tons of opportunities for financial aid if you need it, and several major-oriented extracurricular organizations on campus. The campus is fairly clean, though there are a lot of people who smoke in the quad.

Academics

This school has a ton of programs, for instance, the one I am in is for Aeronautic Science for training to become an Air Traffic Controller. In that field, there's the SATCA organization, where I can go and get help with tests, go on tours, ect. This school however, is incredibly notorious for being difficult to get into. The key is getting your foot in the door - Get a few credits under your belt, even if it's something menial like LIfe Management or an evening class, trust me, it helps get you an earlier registration date. From what i've seen, the professors have been very intelligent and well-spoken. My roommate in Cal Poly Pomona runs up to $2,500 in tuition for a full roster of classes, then complains about how his math teacher doesn't teach them anything - that just doesn't happen in Mt. Sac. The education quality is very decent. It's just hard to get into classes.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Most of the people here are very amiable and well-mannered. As this is one of the biggest jr colleges in the country, you have a couple bad eggs in the bunch. In my Aviation Weather class, I sat next to a guy who literally detached his steering wheel from his car, and brought it to class so that his car wouldn't be stolen. The other week I saw a guy stealing stuff out of a car in the parking lot while wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, while it was 100 degrees out. Yeah, I know, i'm telling you all the bad stuff because it's the most memorable, but i've made a few good friends here too. Mt Sac comes with a ton of computers, its own printing facilities, medical, activities, just a lot of stuff that i've yet to even learn about this behemoth of a school. Parking can be an issue. Especially during the first two or three weeks of a semester, people start parking in the fire lane, just because there isn't enough room for everyone. If you take evening classes, campus security patrols the school day and night, so safety is not a big concern.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Mt. SAC is considerably small, but very specialized depending on which major the individual intends on pursuing. The school brings a warm, comfortable and homely feeling as soon as one steps foot on the campus. The campus security does an exceptional job with aiding students having car troubles or had forgotten something in a classroom and needs assistance. It is very well lighted and the people here are extremely friendly. My best memories are attending local events such as robotics competitions, school rallies for track and field, and small festivals held by other clubs at the school. There is always plenty of food, plenty of entertainment (including live music), and sometimes even prizes.

Academics

Mt. San Antonio College is a school solely dedicated to the education of it's students, especially in the engineering field. The classes are extremely challenging, yet rewarding. Since it is a community college, it is not difficult for professors to have one-on-one sessions for students struggling with their education. The homework load for math and physics can be overwhelming, but not impossible. A typical class size runs anywhere from 15 to approximately 30 students per classroom. Personally, the most rewarding aspect of the program here at school would be the amount of extra curricular activities one may be involved in. The robotics team has a lot to offer for students who have not had many hands on experience in the mechanical as well as electrical aspects of engineering. And the "Society of Physics Students" club offers a wide variety of research and development to conduct as well as participating in local conferences to present the materials learned.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The campus is a very simple, easy to navigate school with plenty of distinct facilities for the intended major students. The faculty here appear to be well knowledgeable of the material presented and is fair in most aspects of the students education. The campus security does an exceptional job patrolling the school from vandalizing and destructive behaviors by immature students. I personally see a campus security car/personnel approximately 5 times in a 6 hour stay on campus. However, if there is one negative feedback about the school, it will definitely be the parking availability. Because of the lack of parking structures, students constantly scramble, trying to find a first available spots for parking, including waiting in isles just to get lucky that someone would happen to be leaving soon. Students are encouraged to arrive approximately one hour earlier than their intended visit just to find a parking spot to avoid being tardy.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Former Student - Last Attended 2000

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Great facilities and guidance resources for students. The credits are easily transferrable with the UC's and local 4-year universities in general. They offer a good variety of courses, and class times are friendly to day and evening students. Highly recommend.

Academics

Workload is definitely doable. The professors are good about making a mega-size class feel intimate, giving students nonthreatening opportunities to participate and ask questions. I didn't do a degree there, so can't comment on program-related details.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Safe and accessible during the day. Facility is thoughtfully structured, so that parking & walking to classes aren't so bad. Took a few classes there, so can't comment in detail. I thought the atmosphere was friendly with a good set of diversity on campus.


Former Student - Last Attended 1975

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

The only thing I'd have wished for was more orientation information. Otherwise I am proud to have been a Mt. SAC student. I became the Executive Editor of The Mountaneer Weekly after working my way up from contributing writer! I got a job (due to a professor) as a cub reporter before I even graduated! The school has grown to massive numbers and should probably build an adjacent or another physcial campus to accomodate them all!

Academics

The Journalism program was great and the class size was small but dedicated as were the professors! One of the professors was a retired journalist who brought useful experience to the program! Radio classes not promoted enough back then. I definitely would have taken at least one since later I went into radio professionally and could have benefited a lot earlier than I did. Radio should have been joined to the journalism/communications department rather than a stand-alone course of study.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The campus had many less buildings and the atmosphere was pleasant and beautiful being physically set at the base of the San Antonio mountain range. Parking was difficult even back then but located in easily accessible locations for departments. The restrooms and buildings were old but well maintained and for the most part the campus was safe with only one assault that I ever heard of while attending.


Former Student - Last Attended 2012

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

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