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About Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College is a public school in an urban setting in Modesto, California. Modesto Junior College was founded in 1921 and enrolls 19,307 undergrads and no graduate students.

The institution spends around $4,217 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 29 Modesto Junior College undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Modesto Junior College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $1,104
Out-of-State $7,464

Modesto Junior College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Modesto Junior College Early Admission

Modesto Junior College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Modesto Junior College Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into Modesto Junior College. In 2014, Modesto Junior College accepted 0% of applicants.

Modesto Junior College Waitlist

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

How Do I Get Into Modesto Junior College?

Modesto Junior 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 Modesto Junior College, applicants must submit the following items.

Modesto Junior College Application Requirements

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Modesto Junior College Average GPA and Test Scores

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

Does Modesto Junior College Require Test Scores?

Modesto Junior College does not have a test optional admissions policy. 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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Does Modesto Junior College Offer Student Housing?

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

Modesto Junior College students are active in the school's Young Farmers, Red Nations and Psychology Club. Transfer Day/College Night, Job Fair, and and Club Fair 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 Modesto Junior College.

Financial Aid at Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Modesto Junior College full-time are awarded $4,955 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some financial 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 Modesto Junior College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Modesto Junior College

About 73% of students who start at Modesto Junior College return for their second year of 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 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 Modesto Junior College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Modesto Junior College a good school for you?

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Where is Modesto Junior College Located?

Modesto Junior College is located in the urban setting of Modesto, California.

If you want to see Modesto Junior College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 99 to Modesto, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Modesto City-County.

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

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College Info

435 College Avenue Modesto, CA 95350-5800

Campus Setting: Urban

Modesto Junior College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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Wondering what life at Modesto Junior College is like? There are approximately 19,307 students enrolled at Modesto Junior College. 36% percent of students attend school full-time.


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