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City college of San Francisco is an academic hub that is extremely accessible to everyone, regardless of their background. The services that CCSF provides, such as student counseling, financial aid and “City News”, make CCSF a reliable, dependable and overall quality school. City College of San Francisco offers a vast variety of courses and classes which help each individual student achieve their academic goals. During the pandemic CCSF has maintained professionalism of their courses online whilst making health and safety a top priority. I am thrilled to be in the process of obtaining an associates degree from CCSF.
City College of San Francisco requires students to be proactive and self determined. When initially starting at CCSF, navigating basic tasks such as enrollment and course scheduling can be challenging, especially as students are made to navigate online systems by themselves at home.
City College of San Francisco is a great, low-cost option for students who can't afford to pay for a 4-year college.
With so many students, it's easy to get lost in the crowd.
Amazing, dedicated teachers for the most part. Lots of resources if you know where to look.
The administration sucks. Classes get cut continually, and the system is very disjointed and confusing. It takes a lot of digging to get info you want or need, or to connect with the right people willing to go the extra mile.
The majority of professors are great professionals that bring great feedback to their students about the real world.
The budget cuts really affected the Architecture/Interior Design department.
You get to chooses the classes to take reguarding your major. You'll have a semester by semester layout of classes with catagories like 'Area B1' or 'US History' and you'll be able to pick which class you want to take from those catagories.
Accessibility and availability of online classes. I joined after 1 1/2 years away from school. I went to a college for 2 years and had a terrible experience. Then I took my school break to work. But I lost my job during the pandemic. I was able to get back into school after losing hope as a student and as a person. The advisor I got on my first day was wonderful and supportive. I almost cried from the "reemergence" of my education and the potential for my future that I can now achieve. Also I joined the volleyball team and its been an amazing experience. It's been 6 years since I played competitively but I was welcomed and I have a place on the team.
The academic system is a little confusing but also affected by the pandemic; so keep in mind that all schools have made changes and try to fill in gaps that have happened. You may switch advisors multiple times but everyone at City is supportive and really push you towards goals. They recently had pay cuts, budget cuts, layoffs and such. Just as other schools, they are working through it. Some of this cuts have affected some classes and unfortunately made some classes I needed unavailable during select semesters.