Should I Go to Fullerton College?

Diana is a current senior at Fullerton College. She is majoring in criminal justice, and specializes in Spanish tutoring, phonics tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Fullerton College:

Describe the campus setting and transportation options. 

Diana: Fullerton College is situated in an urban area. Students use bikes, skateboards, buses, and cars to get around campus. I always feel safe on campus, regardless of the time of day or night.

How available are the professors, academic advisers, and teaching assistants?

Diana: The professors' office hours are typically indicated at the beginning of the year in the syllabus. Most of them let you visit their hours whenever, though, as long as you let them know a day or so in advance that you will be coming in for help. Even online professors are very accessible to students.

How would you describe the dorm life—rooms, dining options, location, socialization opportunities with other students?

Diana: The dining options on campus are somewhat on the fast food side, but still provide a variety of options for students. If students venture into town, there are many other restaurants for students to enjoy.

Which majors/programs are best represented and supported? 

Diana: My major, criminal justice, is well supported. Other majors are as well, including cosmetology, marketing, and the mechanical industry. I fell in love with criminal justice at a very young age, and when I took my first class in the department, I knew it was the right path for me.

How easy or difficult was it for you to meet people and make friends as a freshman? Does Greek life play a significant role in the campus social life?

Diana: It’s fairly easy to make friends on campus. There are many organizations students can get involved in on campus to meet others. Greek life is not very present at Fullerton.

How helpful is the Career Center and other student support services? 

Diana: The Career Center staff are very helpful. They are there to give students advice and assistance with the job search, as well as review resumes.

How are the various study areas such as libraries, the student union, and dorm lounges?

Diana: The library and study spaces are great on campus. They get busy around finals week, but are generally very inviting spaces for students to study in.

Describe the surrounding town.

Diana: Disneyland is very close to Fullerton’s campus. Additionally, there are places to eat, watch movies, and go shopping near campus. It’s a very nice area to attend school; there’s always something fun going on.

How big or small is the student body? Were you generally pleased or displeased with the typical class sizes?

Diana: I typically take early-morning classes, so the sizes of my classes are fairly small. I love the intimacy of the smaller-sized classes. However, I do know that there are larger lecture courses offered on campus as well.

Describe one memorable experience with a professor and/or class. Perhaps one you loved the most or one you regret the most.

Diana: I have loved every class, even the ones I struggled with. If I had to choose one of my favorites, I would choose my CSI class. I loved the work we did, I loved my teacher, and I loved all of the material we learned in the class.


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