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Campus & Student Life at American River College

Home to about 25,422 undergraduates in 2020, American River College is a very large, public college located in Sacramento, California. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, American River College offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by American River College can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our American River College Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

American River College Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at American River College. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit American River College Disability Services.

American River College for the Military

While not a "service academy", American River College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit American River College Veteran Services . For more information, check out our American River College for Veterans Guide.

American River College offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, American River College does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at American River College

American River College does not offer on-campus housing.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at American River College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at American River College

American River College has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 25,422 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 4,989 (19.6%). Part-time attendance was 20,433 (80.4%).


American River College is Ranked #1,696 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, American River College is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank American River College #1696 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at American River College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at American River College by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the American River College Diversity Guide.

American River College Athletics

American River College has a total of 374 student athletes, 245 men and 129 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,112,382
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,112,382

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to American River College Athletics

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