Regarded as one of the top community colleges because of its success in the area of transfer and career education, Cabrillo College provides students with certificate and associate degrees in over 70 areas of study.
Cabrillo College is a fully accredited community college located in Aptos, California. The college was founded in the year 1959 with a freshmen enrollment of about 400 students. Since then the college has been contributing to the academic, personal, and career growth of its students who want to study in the USA.
Cabrillo College is unique in providing equitable support, access, and opportunities for historically underrepresented and emerging student populations. It seeks to fill the educational needs of every segment of the community. Today, Cabrillo College is home to about 11,703 students with 68 international students.
Among 115 public community colleges in California, Cabrillo College is one of the top contributors of transfer students who enroll at various top universities in the USA. For Fall 2018, Cabrillo College contributed to 283 transfer students to the University of California.
|Year of Establishment||1959|
|Type of College||Public|
|Total Enrollment (Fall 2018)||11,703|
|Application fee||60 USD (for international students)|
|Intake sessions||Spring and fall sessions|
|Student: faculty ratio||21: 1|
|Standardized test scores||Not required|
|English Language proficiency tests||TOEFL, IELTS, ELS, MLS|
Cabrillo College offers students with several programs at the undergraduate level. The highest degree offered at Cabrillo College is Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degree. The college also offers certificate programs in the same fields of study.
The college aims to prepare the students for high wage, high skill, and high demand jobs. The hands-on experience is unique to Cabrillo College and is achieved through work-based learning opportunities.
Most popular majors offered at the college include General Studies and Humanities, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Health Professions and Related Programs.
Cabrillo College has a main campus located on the central coast of California and another center at the Watsonville. The campus is located 90 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey. Santa Cruz County boasts a rich cultural life and numerous recreational opportunities
Like many other community colleges in the country, Cabrillo College does not provide any on-campus residence for its students. It can be expensive to find residence near the college, however, the international office helps students find affordable residences for students who want to enroll at the college.
Students can look for other affordable student housing options such as homestays, shared or rented apartments, etc.
Application: The application process of Cabrillo college is made simple and can be done by just filling out a google form which will act as an application form.
Application Fee: For international students, a 60 USD non-refundable application fee is applicable and can be paid by check or money order made out to Cabrillo College.
|Fall session||July 1|
|Spring session||December 1|
*However, international students are advised to apply a month before these deadlines.
|Exam||Minimum Required Scores|
MLS or ELS school English proficiency certification is also accepted.
Students who are accepted in Cabrillo college are sent form I-20, an acceptance letter, and information package within two weeks of their application submission online and other required documents through the mail.
The tuition fee charged according to the number of units the student is enrolled in. There is also a slight disparity in the tuition fee charged per unit based on if the student is from the state, out of the state or an international student.
The fee charged for International students per unit are tabularized below:
|International Student Tuition per unit||313 USD|
|Health Services Fee||21 USD|
|Student Center Fee||5 USD|
|Student Representation Fee||1 USD|
|Student Activity Card||10 USD|
|Transportation Fee||39 USD|
|Total per unit||389 USD|
The table below shows the estimated annual expenses for an international student that they have to incur at Cabrillo College. The tuition fee mentioned is for a minimum of 12 units per semester.
|Expenses||Spring semester||Fall semester||Total|
|Tuition, fees & books||4,000||4,000||8,000|
|Housing, Personal & health insurance||5,528||5,528||11,056|
Cabrillo College offers a wide range of aids to help the students financially. Students are required to apply for FAFSA to be eligible for the various financial aid options.
Some of them are as follows:
International students cannot be financially assisted by Cabrillo College. They can, however, apply for private international scholarships offered by private organizations, institutions, corporations, etc. International students are advised to explore various financial aid options to be able to support their studies in the USA.
Cabrillo College offers work-study opportunities for its students and hires students on a first come first serve basis. USICIS Authorization required for international students to fill in these positions. Students are awarded a fee based on the number of hours they work.
The average annual award amounts to about 5,000 USD. Students on an F-1 visa to the USA can work for 19.5 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semester and 39.5 hours during the Summer semester.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$4,000 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$4,000 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,746 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$12,352 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$4,194 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,311 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$4,194 / Year|
|Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Medicine Programs||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
|Dentistry Programs||American Dental Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary