University description (as per official university website)
College of the Siskiyous, one of the most beautiful community colleges campuses in California, is located at the base of majestic Mount Shasta. This 250-acre campus is easily accessible off both Interstate 5 and Highway 97 in the town of Weed.
There are more than 3,000 students enrolled at College of the Siskiyous. Facilities include student lodges, a 600 seat theater, football stadium, and a spacious library and media center, as well as life science labs, career & technical education and computer labs, and a number of general purpose classrooms. A staff of approximately two hundred administrative, instructional, and classified personnel help students obtain the best education possible. Exceptional successes by COS students have been achieved in music, drama, science, engineering, and athletics during the history of the school.
The College is widely recognized for its excellent programs in the humanities and arts, sciences and technology, and in athletics. The setting, a natural environment of mountains, forests, lakes, and streams, serves as an outdoor workshop for many classes such as art, geology, the life sciences, and physical and recreational education.
Opportunities for outdoor recreation and sports abound: hiking, camping, running, swimming, bicycle touring and mountain biking, rock and mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, and boating. Rafting and kayaking on nearby whitewater rivers such as the Klamath and McCloud are special attractions. In winter, there is superb downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowboarding on beautiful Mt. Shasta. Our Regional Information page links to several local places of interest.
Student housing is available in on-campus lodges. Inexpensive housing is also available off-campus and in nearby communities.
Graduates repeatedly express their feelings regarding their experience at College of the Siskiyous in terms of the warmth and friendliness of the staff and the provision of quality instruction in a caring atmosphere.
Any person who meets one of the following requirements is eligible to attend College of the Siskiyous:
Any person 18 years of age or older
Any high school graduate
Recipients of the California High School Proficiency or the G.E.D. test
High school students who have met all established special conditions set forth in the school board's policy, has written permission from the high school principal (or elementary, junior high school superintendent) and parent
Is an international student who has followed special admission procedures for international students and has paid the non-resident fee.