San Diego Mesa College


Ranked in the “Top 10 Community College Transfer Institutions,” in the United States, San Diego Mesa College is the largest college in the San Diego Community College District which also includes City College/ECC, and Miramar College. San Diego Mesa College offers a variety of associate degrees and certificate programs which prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, or for immediate employment.

San Diego Mesa College’s academic programs are available in seven distinct schools. The Health Sciences/Public Service division consists of three departments including American Sign Language, hospitality & culinary arts, and consumer/family studies. Arts & Languages includes art, music, drama and languages. Social/Behavioral Sciences & Multicultural Studies is the second largest school at the college, which offers a variety of disciplines such as Chinese studies, and architecture. The P.E./Health Education division prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions by earning an associate of arts degree. Students can also pursue a fitness specialist certificate through this program. The Business, Computer Studies & Technologies division prepares students for transfer through real-world instruction and courses such as accounting, business, marketing, computer business technology, real estate, and more. Humanities includes the following departments: speech, English, and teacher education. The Mathematics & Natural Sciences division includes biology, chemistry, physical sciences, and an accelerated college program.

San Diego College also offers an honors program for students seeking a challenging course load, continuing education for all age levels, as well as online courses.

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Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $2,998
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 23 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) N/A / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 22,284


San Diego Mesa College is a two-year community college accepting students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission. In addition, assessment testing may be required. For students requiring academic advising, a counselor is available for assistance.

NOTE: Admissions information for San Diego Mesa College is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.


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Financial Aid

San Diego Mesa College offers qualifying students a number of financial aid options including grants, loans, work study programs, and scholarships. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. Students may apply online using the FAFSA link from the school website. In addition, the school website provides additional resource tools and information regarding the financial aid process.

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San Diego Mesa College is a commuter college, and a smoke-free campus, serving a wide range of students including high school graduates, international students, transfer students, and working adults.

At San Diego Mesa College students can be involved in campus life through a variety of clubs, intercollegiate sports teams, performance groups, student government, leadership programs, and many student activities. The campus also has facilities to assist students with there studies, such as computer labs, science labs, a media facility, a library, and a bookstore. For entertainment students can attend the theatre, or the fine arts facility. The college also provides services for its students including academic advising, health services, a career center, counseling services, tutoring, disability services, and a writing center.

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Athletics are popular at San Diego Mesa College. The school supports 20 intercollegiate sports teams. The Olympians compete in the Pacific Coast, Orange Empire, & Foothill Conferences. The sports team include ten men’s sports, which are: basketball, baseball, football, cross country, soccer, volleyball, tennis, track & field, swimming/diving, and water polo; and, ten women’s sports including basketball, cross country, badminton, soccer, water polo, tennis, track & field, swimming/diving, volleyball, and softball.

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