Palomar College

San Marcos, CA

Palomar College

San Marcos, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$1,398

$8,090

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

21

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

25,244

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a private two-year liberal arts institution. Its 250-acre campus is located in San Marcos, CA.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 25,244
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational

250-acre campus in San Marcos (population: 96,198), 25 miles from San Diego. Air serves San Diego; bus serves Escondido (10 miles); train serves Oceanside (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: San Diego
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Palomar

Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA
92069

Top Organizations

  • SNAP (Student Nursing Association of Palomar College)
  • Alpha Omega Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (international honor society)
  • Active Minds
  • Student Veterans Organization
  • MEChA (Chicano organization)

Top Events

  • Discover Palomar
  • Comet Celebration
  • Springfest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
academic GPA
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,338
Additional fees $60
Total $1,398
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Skiing (downhill), Softball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Advertising
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Archeology
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Architectural Technology/Technician
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Cabinetmaking and Millwork
Carpentry/Carpenter
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry, General
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Construction Trades, Other
Dance, General
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Design and Visual Communications, General
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Drywall Installation/Drywaller
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD
Electrician
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geography, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Homeland Security
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Technology
Insurance
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library and Archives Assisting
Mason/Masonry
Mathematics, General
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Pre-Engineering
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Radio and Television
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sculpture
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Welding Technology/Welder
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

25,244

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

25,244
students

Female
47%
11,773

Male
53%
13,471

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

25,244
students

Female
47%
11,773

Male
53%
13,471

Not reported

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Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Noncompetitive

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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