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About Miracosta College

MiraCosta College is a public school in an suburban setting in Oceanside, California. Miracosta College was founded in 1934 and now enrolls around 12,645 students a year, including 12,645 undergrads.

Miracosta College's endowment was valued at $13.814 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Miracosta College spends about $5,923. For each full-time professor, there are about 21 undergraduates enrolled at Miracosta College.

2021 Miracosta College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $1,104
Out-of-State $8,064

2022 Miracosta College Regular Decision Application Deadline

Miracosta College Early Admission

MiraCosta College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Miracosta College Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into Miracosta College. In 2021, Miracosta College accepted 0% of applicants.

Miracosta College Waitlist 2021

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

How Do I Get Into MiraCosta College?

Miracosta College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Miracosta College, applicants must submit the following items.

Miracosta College Application Requirements

GPA and Test Scores for Miracosta College

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Miracosta College.

Does Miracosta College Require the ACT or SAT?

Miracosta College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at Miracosta College

Miracosta College does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commute from home or find their own housing.

Miracosta College students are active in the school's Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, Accounting and Business Club and Backstage Players (Drama). Graduation, College Recruitment Day, and and Welcome Back College Hour are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Miracosta College.

Financial Aid at Miracosta College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Miracosta College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Miracosta College

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

Job Outcomes and Debt for Miracosta College Grads

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 Miracosta College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Miracosta College a good school for you?

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Where is Miracosta College?

Miracosta College is located in the suburban setting of Oceanside, California, less than an hour from San Diego.

If you want to see Miracosta College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Oceanside, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Palomar.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Miracosta College and Oceanside are like without leaving home.

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College Info

One Barnard Drive Oceanside, CA 92056

Campus Setting: Suburban

Miracosta College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Miracosta College is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Miracosta College is like? There are approximately 12,645 students enrolled at Miracosta College. 37% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from CA and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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