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This is a great school for those whoAveragePolitical Science
This is a great school for those who did not get a chance to go to college,It's only a two year school though, or if you are on a budget. Their curriculum is average, but due to budget cuts they are cutting classes. Their credits do transfer, and alot of the transfers go to bigger and better colleges. NOTE* This is a commuter school, no dorms, it's a communitty college,mostly people who have families go there, alot of young ones's too.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2008
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: D
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Everybody here at COD seems to be hereQuite BrightSociology
Everybody here at COD seems to be here for their own personal reason, whether a sad story or long one, I have never heard a good one. The younger student body here isnt too proud to be here. They are the kids who slcked off and didnt go away to college or they are the kids who figured they would save a little money but then never make it past their AA degree. How do I know? Because I am one of them. Thing is no matter who says what about COD, the school grows on everybody. It's everybody's hometown, and everyone gets a comfy feeling about it. Even the team players who have been recruited from other states find comfort here. Okay mind you there are no wild clubs or any really bangin parties going on every thurs., fri., sat. night you still find time to spend with friends at more intimate get togethers. The teachers are really kick back and chill. I have never had an uptight teacher. Everyone I have had here at COD is really undersatnding and takes the time if you need to. I have never disliked one of my professors. The best clsses are the art ones! Ida Foreman is an experience. I am a sociology major but planning to minor in media studies and this school is entertaining enough for me.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2006
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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COD does have many good points.AverageAnthropology
COD does have many good points. First, the class size is small. This leaves ample time for one on one help if you need it. Most of the professors have attended community colleges or were working full time & going to school full time during their academic careers. This gave them an understanding angle if you arrived to class tired.

Also, the weather in Palm Desert, CA is absolutely gorgeous!The bad points: The academic challenges and competition is practically nil. The surrounding cities are small retirement communities with very little night life.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2003
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Social Life: D+
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