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Palomar College Student Life

Palomar College is on a 156-acre campus in a suburban setting in San Marcos, California, not far from San Diego. There are many activities and organizations for Palomar College students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Palomar College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Palomar College has a thriving SNAP (Student Nursing Association of Palomar College). In fact, more students participate in SNAP (Student Nursing Association of Palomar College) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Palomar College include Alpha Omega Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (international honor society), Active Minds, Student Veterans Organization and MEChA (Chicano organization).

The Palomar College community comes together each year for Discover Palomar, Comet Celebration and Springfest.

Palomar College Housing

Palomar College does not offer housing.

All Palomar College students live off campus Palomar College does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Is Palomar College Safe?

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.

Palomar College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Palomar College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Palomar College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to Palomar College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Palomar College, take Highway 78 to San Marcos, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Palomar airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Palomar College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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