4700 College Oak Drive
(916) 484-8011

American River College, often abbreviated to "ARC" or "AR", is one of four colleges in the Los Rios Community College system. American River College offers Associate's degrees in subjects from the behavior and social sciences to technical education and science/engineering. Students who attend American River College may choose to transfer to a four-year institution after completing major-specific requirements (found on http://www.assist.org/).ARC offers guaranteed transfer agreements to Bethany University, Golden Gate University, Humboldt State University, Santa Clara University, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, and University of the Pacific. 

ARC's main campus is located at 4700 College Oak Drive, although classes are also offered at the Mather Center (10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655), McClellan & Public Safety Center (5146 Arnold Ave, Room 110A, McClellan Park, Watt & Madison Aves), and the Natomas Center (Natomas Blvd. (Truxel) & Del Paso).

American River College publishes the "American River Review", an award-winning literary journal. ARC's mascot is the Beavers, and the school's colors are red, white and blue.


American River College is awesome.  Transerred to UC Davis after completing much of my lower division credit here, and saved a lot of money.  The instruction at AR is not lacking at all, and most of my instructors were exceptional, particularly, Bill Simpson (physics), Ben Etgen (calculus), Dr Bell (circuits), and Dr Tercheck (chem).  Some people might argue that the UC level education is still supreme, and honestly, I found some of the amenities at UC Davis pretty a little better, but for the price, I think the trade off is definitely worth it.  Jeff Tolentino, 12-23-2011