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American River College in Sacramento, California

American River College is a two-year community college, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. California MapWe are located in approximately 10 miles northeast of Sacramento, the Capital of the State of California. The City of Sacramento is located about halfway between San Francisco (to the West) and Reno/Lake Tahoe (to the east). Sacramento offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities. Residents of Sacramento enjoy a community atmosphere with all of the urban conveniences, yet without the big city lifestyle. With a reasonable cost of living, beautiful neighborhoods and a mild climate, Sacramento is one of California's finest places to live.

American River College is a part of the Los Rios Community College District, which is one of the best in the United States and offers a wide range of interesting and innovative programs. Our graduates transfer to California State University, Sacramento, University of California, Davis, the University of the Pacific which are three universities located nearby. We also offer transfer agreements to many University of California (ex. UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara) and California State (ex. CSU Humboldt) Universities.

Raley Field - Home of the River CatsSports fans here enjoy the home games of the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team, the Sacramento Republic FC (soccer), and AAA baseball team, the River Cats.

Music enthusiasts can listen to a wide variety of radio stations with jazz, pop, rock, Hispanic, rap, and classical music, as well as local, state, and international news. There are seven local television stations, and a daily newspaper, the Sacramento Bee.

Downtown Sacramento

Newspapers and magazines from many countries are sold at a number of Sacramento-area newsstands and bookstores. Sacramento also has its own Zoo, the Crocker Art Museum, and Folsom Lake State Recreational Area. You'll find so many things to do in Sacramento.

American River College does not offer housing to its students. However, apartment and house rentals are very reasonable. We have Homestay information available, as well. Most students use automobiles for transportation to and from school, although public transportation (bus and light-rail) is available for free with your Student Access Card. You can find out about available apartments by visiting the ARC Center for Leadership and Development or the International Students Office.