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College of the Sequoias is a Public school located in Visalia, CA. College of the Sequoias has a total enrollment of 11,266 with a graduation rate of 26% and a student/faculty ratio of 30:1.

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School typeDegree granting, associate's and certificates
Institutional categoryPublic
Avg. price for students receiving grants$1,354
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Avg. price for students living off campus$17,288

 

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Application fee$0
Average staff salary$67,941

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College of the sequoias review

Academics9/10
Teachers10/10
Administration7/10
Sports8/10
Facilities8/10
In my two years at COS I’ve had some of the best teachers I could have asked for. Most teachers are there to help you succeed and give you opportunities that they may have not had.
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My COS Review

Academics9/10
Teachers8/10
Administration8/10
Sports8/10
Facilities8/10
I currently attend COS as a sophomore, I am nearing my last semester at this school. I am a Liberal Studies major focusing on becoming an Elementary School Teacher in hopes to work for my community. This school has done a great job preparing me for my next step in life which is to transfer out to a four-year university and get my credentials. The help I have received from the staff, administration, and other faculty has definitely been a huge benefit for my education. There is always someone on campus who can provide the right advice and services. But I will mention, go see both general and transfer councilors to make sure you are on track to graduate, I usually schedule appointments with both departments to ensure I am on the right track and to make sure I am not making a mistake and getting that reassurance. Going into community college I was very unsure of my decision, but overtime I was completely sold and invested in my education and wanted to provide a good life for myself. My fellow instructors have taught me very important lessons that relate to my career and I love the insight they provide me with. I have never been disappointed with any of my classes thus far. I especially enjoy professors who push their students to better themselves and are passionate of what they are teaching. I am not saying that college is easy but if you are determined, COS will be a great place for you to find the right path for you. The environment at this college is very peaceful, they host events around campus that allow students to find work and educational opportunities. I have recently joined a club for teachers called GoTeach and this program has done a great job informing the students who are involved find out about job and volunteer opportunities. All I am saying is to get involved because you will never know what you are missing out on if you don't. I do not regret making my start here at COS because it has helped me understand how to work my way up to my profession. I am very passionate about my education and COS has kept that excitement alive for me. Go Giants!!!
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COS Experience Review

Academics9/10
Teachers10/10
Administration8/10
Sports8/10
Facilities9/10
College of the Sequoias is a great community college to attend before transferring to a university. I am a current student planning to transfer after the spring semester. This is my second year as a college student but I also took some classes during my senior year in high school. My time here has been very productive and the support system here has helped me along the way. For example, I was unable to receive financial aid but I still cannot afford to pay for school, and so one of the employees in the office helped me discover and apply for the California Promise Reimbursement Grant. In my experience, the teachers really care and want to help you succeed. They all usually have office hours you can go to for help and some will even meet with you outside of those times. Of course, it all depends on the teacher, I have been lucky enough to have all amazing teachers, but there are still some teachers here who are not as great. In classes like that, COS offers tutors at the tutorial center and many helpful resources can be found at the library or learning resource center. One of my criticisms of the school is their counselors, some of them are helpful but some are not. My first semester they had me take classes I did not need for my major, but that is because some of them are unaware of the different requirements regarding general ed classes in different degree programs. The campus itself is pretty nice. It is small so all the buildings are easily reached. There is a lot of benches and grassy areas in the center of campus that make for a great study place when it's warm enough. I have enjoyed my time here for the most part and I would recommend the school to others who are interested in attending.
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College of the sequoias

Academics10/10
Teachers9/10
Administration10/10
Sports6/10
Facilities10/10
College of the sequoias has been a great start from me after I graduated high school in 2015. I was majoring criminology at the the time, and then I had the feeling that I wasn't meant for that field. Especially being in a explorer program locally in visalia it did not give me a push to pursue that career. I started to work as a waitress for about two years now and counting , and I've enrolled back into school. I changed my major into physical therapist assistant , but living on my own with my dog has been a struggle. Let alone my job does not pay the minimum wage , so I have to push myself and try to make extra cash to pursue my career. If I receive this scholarship it would be for once in my life I win at something , especially for a great purpose.
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MY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Academics10/10
Teachers8/10
Administration10/10
Sports7/10
Facilities10/10
College of the Sequoias is a great community college to attend and also start off before transferring to a 4-year University. I’m a former student, have been here for 5 years. Within those years I’ve learned many things from a variety of professors that pertain to my collective of degrees. Throughout my academic journey I have also been a part of a great support system of resources that were provided on campus. For example; school supplies, school trips, books, gift cards, tutoring support and mental health support. Have gained so much knowledge from this college it has helped me to pursue an B.A at a private university. Not only have I had a great giant community but also the atmosphere of the college itself is very warm and welcoming. On this campus we have many places to study and relax especially when a day is stressful you can just sit on benches under shade trees all over the campus smelling the varies fragrances s of one’s surroundings.
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Great College Experience

Academics9/10
Teachers9/10
Administration8/10
Sports8/10
Facilities8/10
College of the Sequoias is a great community college to begin your academic journey towards your career. The staff here are really great at what they do. They love to teach and really want to help the students to understand the curriculum. They have a set of office hours and SI sessions to help the students but sometimes they set aside more time to help them even more. The campus itself is very clean, with beautiful flowers, tons of shade trees to cool you down during summer, and benches strategically placed in areas for students to sit. There are also tons of resources and programs to help out students when they are struggling and need it. I can honestly say that those programs and resources helped me throughout my time attending this college. This is my last semester here and I'm grateful for all the support and help that I've gotten.
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My College Experience

Academics10/10
Teachers10/10
Administration10/10
Sports10/10
Facilities10/10
College of the Sequoias is an amazing community college. This is my second year here and I absolutely love it. The teachers, the students and workers here at COS are all amazing. All the teachers here a super nice and willing to help you in anyway they can to help you succeed. The Administration is also very helpful and willing to provide you with updated information on what is happening with the school. It is a friendly campus that lets you be involved in many activities and clubs.
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Grade A Community College Experience

Academics10/10
Teachers9/10
Administration10/10
Sports8/10
Facilities9/10
At first when I came to the realization that I was going to have to attend COS, I wasn't too excited. Then as soon as school started, I loved it.
The campus itself is gorgeous. There are a lot of trees and flowers that make the campus look lively. The buildings are all very modern and they are great learning environments for students. The dining areas are also top notch. The Grind and the Giant Grill make great drinks and meals while also providing students a spot on campus to relax.
I have had amazing teachers who have taught me more than I could ever know. They genuinely care about each student sitting in their classroom. Not only that, they are also easily available if anyone ever has questions. I have made lifelong connections with some of my professors.
Administration is amazing here. There are many members of the administration who will happily sit down with any student who has a problem with the campus or their classes. I have had great experiences with Brent Calvin and Jessica Morrison. They want the school to be as great as it can possibly be. The administration always strives for perfection and keeps the best interest of the students in mind whenever they make decisions.
I have become involved in student government here at the college. This has given me the opportunity to represent the student body, serve on campus committees, and have a say in what goes on around campus. At these meetings, faculty and staff work together in order to make the best decisions for students.
College of the Sequoias is an amazing place to go to school. There are various degree and certificate programs and many ways to get involved on campus. It is affordable and I am proud to go to school here.
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Affordable and Commited to the Students

Academics10/10
Teachers10/10
Administration10/10
Sports7/10
Facilities9/10
College of the Sequoias provides a valuable education for students at an affordable price. It offers vocational programs, Associates Degrees, Associates Degrees for transfer, Certificates, and Skill Certificates. There are also many opportunities for on campus jobs and resources for jobs around the area. Many students receive Financial Aid and or the California Promise Grant which covers their tuition. They also have the opportunity to apply for inside and outside scholarships. Athletics is also improving and school spirit is increasing because of it.
The student population is gradually increasing which results in major courses being impacted and can prevent a student from transferring out in two years. However, individuals who participate in programs often receive priority registration, financial benefits, and personalized counseling which can help alleviate this burden. It is also beneficial that it is a community college because class sizes are smaller and students are able to develop personal relationships with their instructors and use them as a reference. I myself did, and now I have an on campus job in the theater.
I have also served as Student Body President and I was able to be the voice for our student body. Our faculty and administration listen to our students and do their best to provide invaluable opportunities for them. On every committee, panel, and even our Board of Trustees there is a student representative from Student Senate. Overall, College of the Sequoias is an affordable college that is committed to its students.
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Great College Experience

Academics9/10
Teachers8/10
Administration6/10
Sports7/10
Facilities10/10
The school is always undergoing new ways to implement improvements within the campus for its students. They do this by sending each student an email on how they can make their experience even better by a questionnaire! The teachers are GREAT & really want students to accomplish their ideal career dreams. Those are one of many pros of this school, but one con I can say is the councilors. They really do need improvement in that area.
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Not too bad

Academics9/10
Teachers9/10
Administration6/10
Sports7/10
Facilities8/10
The school itself is great. Many instructors are beyond amazing at helping you reach your goals. However, the counselors in the main office are not that great.
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Do Your Research

Academics10/10
Teachers10/10
Administration2/10
Sports10/10
Facilities10/10
I enjoy going to COS! The problem is the administration. Counselors I went to don't care. The professors are awesome and have helped guide me!
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Academics and Student Life

Academics7/10
Teachers7/10
Administration8/10
Sports3/10
Facilities7/10
What you put out is what you receive. If you show you want to make an effort and do good in your classes, your professors will make sure that happens. Sure, there are a few professors who are very strict when it comes to class work, but they all have the best intentions. Unfortunately, there are also a few professors who will not give you the time of day, but that's life. The college tries its best to make sure all students feel included. It is a small campus, so it is easy to make friends and create lasting memories.
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Outsiders Looking In

Academics10/10
Teachers9/10
Administration7/10
Sports9/10
Facilities10/10
As a new student to the school and area the staff was quick to help me and direct me in the correct direction. Starting college in a completely new city can be ver overwhelming but the counselors and fellow students at COS make me confidentin my school choice.
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Student to Transfer

Academics10/10
Teachers10/10
Administration10/10
Sports10/10
Facilities10/10
C.O.S. offers a variety of courses and people to meet and interact. The campus we have makes it enjoyable to come and find out why your education really matters to you. The sports to teachers is what thrives in this community college and makes me realize why I am here.
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My Experience at COS

Academics8/10
Teachers8/10
Administration8/10
Sports9/10
Facilities9/10
I've been attending COS for about two years now and although I enjoy most of my classes, I do wish that more of my professors were open to different ideas. I think the assignments could be a bit more diverse. They tend to give assignments that conform to their own beliefs. Other than that, it's fairly easy to get settled into your schedule after seeing a counselor and their writing center is very helpful for beginning writers.
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Pretty Good School

Academics8/10
Teachers8/10
Administration8/10
Sports7/10
Facilities7/10
COS isn't a bad school but there are some things that could be fixed. Some of the buildings and facilities could use a face lift, the Sycamore building is really outdated and could use some renovations in the future. Most of the teachers are pretty nice and helpful but some have been hard to get through their class. It would also be nice if there was more than one teacher for certain subjects. The Tulare campus is extremely nice but I do wish they had some of the entry level animal science classes offered on the main campus as well. Overall a good school with room for future improvement.
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It has faults

Academics8/10
Teachers7/10
Administration9/10
Sports5/10
Facilities6/10
Great school, just don't think it's the best. The restrooms could be better, the campus could be modernized, and I wish they offered more classes outside of the Visalia Campus. There could also be more fast food restaurants available on all the campuses, the Tulare Campus doesn't have any sort of fasts food options available at all. Overall though, it's a great place to get your general ed over with and the professors, who I've had (obviously), are great!
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COS Student Review

Academics10/10
Teachers10/10
Administration10/10
Sports8/10
Facilities10/10
My experience at COS has been amazing. I am a nursing major this school has given me an opportunity to reach my goal. The counselors have helped me out tremendously; they guide me towards the right directions in order to succeed. There are also many tutoring centers. If a student need help in math or English there is the math center and writing center. The professors I have taken enjoy teaching and want all their students to succeed.
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Better experience in college than high school

Academics9/10
Teachers8/10
Administration10/10
Sports10/10
Facilities10/10
I honestly haven't had trouble with COS. The school is good, majority of the teachers actually care about you and passing the class. I have to say that I have had a better experience in college when it comes to classes and grades than I ever have. The teachers that I have had are very approachable and are down to earth. They actually know that life can be a mess and work with you when things get tough. Some teachers however aren't like that so get reviews before registering.
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COS Student Review

Academics9/10
Teachers10/10
Administration10/10
Sports8/10
Facilities9/10
College of the Sequoias is a great choice for individuals who want to save money or learn how to navigate college life before transferring. However, we also have vocational programs, skill certificates, and Associate's Degrees for individuals pursing this path as well. The staff is incredibly friendly and the professors genuinely want their students to succeed. There are also many programs that are available to students to help them succeed and lessen the financial burden. I am currently a sophomore here and I feel like this college has prepared me to transfer to a university.
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COS Student Review

Academics9/10
Teachers9/10
Administration8/10
Sports9/10
Facilities9/10
I've been Attending COS for two years now, I enjoy everyone and the environment! It's a great choice to go if you want to save money and are unsure about your classes and or Major.
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College of the Sequoias Student Review

Academics9/10
Teachers9/10
Administration8/10
Sports8/10
Facilities8/10
College of the Sequoias (COS) is a very welcoming school. When first starting here, or just coming part time, you won't have to worry about trying to get helpful service; the people in admissions and the Welcome Center will gladly help anyone out, and they do it with cheerful attitudes. Classes are quite enjoyable, very informative and engaging (the department of mathematics is especially fantastic in all these areas). Friendly and encouraging, the professors at COS will take time to talk to you about whatever concerns you may have. Ballgames can be quite entertaining, and our teams are well coached. All this greatness doesn't stop here, but carries on to the physical campus facilities. The buildings are nice, clean and well kept, and the campus is also beautifully landscaped. That's important to me, because I like aesthetically pleasing campuses. Overall COS is great place to start your college experience and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Review of College of the Sequoias

Academics10/10
Teachers10/10
Administration7/10
Sports6/10
Facilities10/10
College of the Sequoias is a great place to get a degree. I am currently in the process of getting my Associate in Science degree, and it is a great fit for the degree I am looking for. While, it may not be the place every student is looking for, depending on what degree the student wants, for someone who is working and needs to go at a slower pace than most it is a great place! Just because they are a community college, they have tons of different options for classes. Even if you are planning on transferring to a different school this is a great place to get started and then transfer later. Another great thing about COS is that you can take a lot of the classes online, so it is perfect for people who are trying to go back to school and may be working, or may have kids, or not able to go back full time. The teachers here are great also! They always make sure they are available to help you if you need it. Even if you are doing an online class they always make sure there is a way for you to contact them.Overall the school is great! and I am very excited about working towards my degree, and being able to do a lot of it from home is a big plus!
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Rebekah Burns Review

Academics4/10
Teachers9/10
Administration10/10
Sports3/10
Facilities10/10
This school is an overall excellent school. The teachers are amazing and they always have your best entrance at heart for us students. The faculty and staff are all very caring and they always are their to help your every need.
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College of the Sequoias Review

Academics8/10
Teachers8/10
Administration5/10
Sports3/10
Facilities8/10
This school is an amazing option for those who wish to save money before heading off to a big expensive university, or for those who aren't sure what it is they want to do with their futures yet. The teachers generally care and have your best interest at heart and you'll get a more catered education here rather than at universities, I'm sure considering they have time to focus on each student.
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My COS Review

Academics10/10
Teachers9/10
Administration9/10
Sports8/10
Facilities9/10
This college is an overall great college. I've been attending COS since the summer of 2014 and now I'm enrolled in their RN program! I know I wouldn't have made it this far if it wasn't for their great instructors, awesome counselors and administration. This is a great place to start for any student that's uncertain about their career choice, or before heading off to a university.
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