The location of MiraCosta is very important to the students attending, while some might live close to the college, others live farther away and need transportation.
MiraCosta is located close to a train station and accessible by bus which allows for students from a farther distance to get to school. For students traveling by car the campus is located near highway 78 that travels east/west and highway I-5. MiraCosta College sits right on top of an elevated region in Oceanside, California fairly close to the borders of neighboring cities Vista and Carlsbad.
Located on a hill means on most days you can see the ocean from campus from the cafeteria or art building for example. Also because of being close to the Pacific Ocean and in southern California the weather remains consistent, never having any major weather changes or issues. Its mostly sunny even in the winter and we even have rain during the summer. Basically the location of MiraCosta lets many students meet and have a good time during all seasons.