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Sierra college or American River college (northern california)

YetiEddyYetiEddy 8 replies3 threads New Member
Hi so I plan to go to a community college to transfer to UC Davis but I am not sure which community college would be the best. Now i know people would say their both the same and it doesn't matter where you go but there things people would say are different from each other. Like for example: people would say it's easier to register the classes you need/want at sierra than ARC.

So what do you guys think?
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  • aquaptaquapt 2590 replies55 threads Senior Member
    Sorry nobody's answering you; there may not be many people here who are familiar with the subtle differences between the two. It looks like they offer *most* of the same degree programs.

    If you want to study Computer Science or Chemistry, go to Sierra, as ARC doesn't have those majors. Other than that... probably go by word of mouth... or if you really want to split hairs, go into the portals and look up the instructors for some of the courses you care the most about, and see what people say about them on RateMyProfessors. Good luck!
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  • CorbettCorbett 3434 replies4 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2018
    UC Davis transfer admission stats, fall 2017:

    American River College: 318 applied, 231 accepted, 72.6% acceptance rate
    Sierra College: 271 applied, 194 accepted, 71.6% acceptance rate

    They are both successful at transferring students to UCD. Another option might be Sacramento City College; they actually have a satellite facility on the UCD campus, so you can start taking classes on the Davis campus while still at CC.
    edited June 2018
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