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Santa Monica College

Big leaps start at SMC.


Begin your college studies at Santa Monica College and you are one step away from attending one of the best universities in California: Santa Monica College (SMC) is the #1 transfer college to UCLA, USC, the University of California system, and Loyola Marymount University! Classrooms with the newest technology, a beautiful location, qualified professors, and a campus with stunning architecture give SMC the reputation of being one of the best community colleges in California and in the USA. It also doesn’t hurt that the school is less than two miles from the beach!

School Highlights:

  • SMC has been the #1 transfer college to the UC system for 26 years
  • A modern campus with buildings that have won several architectural awards
  • “Smart classrooms” equipped with the latest technologies
  • Numerous student clubs (more than 70!) and sports clubs for students to join
  • Less than two miles from the Pacific Ocean and its beautiful beaches
  • Affordable tuition
  • More than 60 academic degree programs
  • International students from more than 100 countries
  • An active International Education Center to assist with housing, academic counseling, and adjusting to life in the U.S.

Guaranteed Transfer Agreement programs: Students with these majors (and many more) are guaranteed admission to a California State University school that has partnered with SMC.  

  • Art History
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

View statistics on CSU and UC transfers, students population demographics, and more.

 Santa Monica College Pathway

Location: Santa Monica, California

Student Population: 30,000 (3,300 international students)

Popular Programs Include:

  • Business
  • Computer Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Nursing

For a full list of programs, visit the Santa Monica College website.

Housing: No, but the college provides assistance with housing options (most students find housing within 5-7 days)

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