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College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
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About College of the Desert

College of the Desert is a public institution in the town of Palm Desert, California. College of the Desert was founded in 1958 and enrolls 10,932 undergrads and no graduate students.

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College of the Desert is locatedin Palm Desert, California,.

If you want to see College of the Desert for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10, Highway 111 to Palm Desert, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Palm Springs International Airport.

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College Info

43-500 Monterey Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260-9305

Campus Setting: Small Town

College of the Desert Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of the Desert is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of the Desert is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at College of the Desert is like? There are approximately 10,932 students enrolled at College of the Desert. 38% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from CA and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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