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About College of the Desert

College of the Desert is a public school located in the small town setting of Palm Desert, CA.

Founded in 1958, College of the Desert enrolls 10,932 undergrads and no graduate students. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About College of the Desert

Acceptance rate: 0%

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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College of the Desert Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to College of the Desert is not competitive. College of the Desert accepts around 0 percent of applicants each year. Out of 2,017 applications received, 2,017 students received an admissions offer.

College of the Desert reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is College of the Desert a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at College of the Desert, around 68 percent return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does College of the Desert sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is College of the Desert a good school for YOU?

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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

Continuous processing

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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College of the Desert SAT Scores

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College of the Desert Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$3,189

In State

$9,517

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,297
$7,625
Fees
$38
$38
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,854
$1,854

Student Life

Wondering what life at College of the Desert is like? There are approximately 11,146 students enrolled at College of the Desert. 40% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from CA and 1% percent of students are from other states.

40%

Full Time

60%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,146

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,335

Out-of-State

$7,663

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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