American River College


Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


American River College is a public community college granting certificates and associate degrees. Although the college serves people from a variety of geographical areas, it primarily serves the adult residents of the five-county Greater Sacramento region who are capable of benefiting from community college instruction.
ARC exists to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the following broad educational areas: Developmental education, Career and technical education, General education, and Lower division post-secondary education.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 34610

Undergraduate Students: 34610
Faculty: 412

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 84:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 84:1

Contact Information

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento California 95841


Main Email:

Main Phone: 916-484-8011

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Robin Neal
Associate Vice President, Office of Enrollment Services

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Paul Moore
Admissions Contact, Office of Enrollment Services

Athletics Contact:
Hub Morphew
Athletic Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Requirements to transfer to a CSU campus with Junior standing, you should have a 2.0 G.P.A. in all transferable units attempted

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Requirements to transfer to a CSU campus with Junior standing. Complete the following CSU General Education areas with a grade of 'C' or better: Oral Communication, Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
American River College does not publish a requirement for standardized test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Be in good standing at the last college or university attended.

Essay(s) required:
American River College does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
Submit a non-refundable application fee of $50.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Tuition and Fees – In-State:

Total Cost – In-State:

Note on Costs:

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The ARC Financial Aid Office administers financial aid. Please note that financial aid has federal and state regulations, the rules are not set by the college. Funds are distributed to students who have documented financial need.

Special Programs


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