College of the Desert is on a 160-acre campus in the small town setting of Palm Desert, California.
College of the Desert has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? College of the Desert does not have fraternities or sororities.
This table offers information on housing at College of the Desert.
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
College of the Desert does not offer housing.
All College of the Desert students live off campus
At College of the Desert there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at College of the Desert:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Golf||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Soccer||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Tennis||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Track And Field||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
College of the Desert is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The College of the Desert campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit College of the Desert, take Interstate 10, Highway 111 to Palm Desert, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Palm Springs International Airport airport.
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