Santa Monica College started in 1929 with just 153 students, and now they have more than 45,000 students. It is a 2-year community college accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. They offer over 180 degrees and certificate programs in more than 100 fields of study.
|Endowment||574.1 million USD|
|Intake Seasons||Fall Semester; Spring Semester; Winter Session; Summer Session|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part-time; online|
|The annual cost of Attendance||27,897 USD|
|Admission Helpdesk||877 967-5464|
There are various student services available to help students achieve their goals and add something extra to their college experience. Some of the services are:
SMC does not provide housing facilities, but they do provide general information regarding accommodation in the neighborhood.
Application Portal: SMC International students admission
Application fees: 75 USD
|Term||Out of country application deadline||In-country application deadline for students holding valid F1 visas|
|Winter session||October 15||November 15|
|Spring session||November 15||January 5|
|Summer session||April 15||May 15|
|Fall session||July 1||July 15|
|Expenses||Tuition fees in a year (i.e, 2 semesters)|
|Tuition fees||9,000 USD|
|SMC Health Fee||42 USD|
|Associate Student Fee||39 USD|
|ID Card||26 USD|
|Health Insurance||1,884 USD|
|Expenses||Estimated cost per month||Estimated cost for 9 months|
|Living Expenses||1,234 USD (homestay with 3 meals per day)||11,556 USD|
|Books and Supplies||873 USD per semester||1,746 USD for 2 semesters|
|Personal Expenses||351 USD||3,167 USD|
|Public Transportation||167 USD||1,439 USD|
Scholarships are available for the incoming students, that range from 250 USD to 2,000 USD.
All these scholarships are privately funded. Some of them are:
|Willie and Raymond Acevedo Memorial Scholarship||1,000 USD (3 awards per fiscal year)||2.50 GPA; Incoming students|
|The American Legion Ronald Reagan Palisades Unit 283: Auxiliary Scholarship||3,000 USD||3.00 GPA; All incoming and continuing students.|
|Associate Student High School Award||1,000 USD||2.50 GPA; Full-time incoming students7 Completion of 20 hours of community service (on Or off campus) by the beginning of the spring semester.|
|Kermit & Elinore Greene Endowment High School Award||1,000 USD (2 awards per fiscal year)||3.00 GPA; Incoming students (1st generation college students are preferred) & Based on financial need|
|Dennis Kipperman Community Service Scholarship||500 USD||2.50 GPA & Incoming, continuing and transferring students.|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$2,500 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$2,500 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,746 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$11,556 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$4,262 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,262 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$4,262 / Year|
|Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 4 students ratings
It's a good school in an amazing environment and area and it had a really cool journalism program. It's also a good transfer school so if I wanted to after I get my associates degree I could switch to a better school.
So far it's been really good, the environment is friendly and the teachers are nice and everyone there works hard to get their degrees and to better not only themselves but their future and work towards their goals.
They had a great transfer rate as well as the classes I wanted in a great location. I was able to save a lot of money and transfer to a four-year university that was perfect for me. The faculty has been great.
I think the curriculum has been great. I've enjoyed my classes and found them rigorous and challenging. I have learned so much knowledge about the subjects I have studied in interesting and challenging ways that really get my brain thinking in different ways.
I choose this college because it is the best for transferring in California to a school like UCLA or other big names. It will be easier for me to choose a good school and be accepted by going through Santa Monica college first.
The course curriculum is great. There are great teachers as well as a good structure to help you define and choose what you want to do in your future. The classes are selective and you can choose each semester online or in class with a maximum of 16 units per semester.
it's a nice college and it also offers a lot of classes than other city colleges do, also it's closer to my house and even more accessible for me to go directly home without taking any commute or driving anywhere.
they have an extremely good course curriculum, I have taken many classes and not only that but they keep updating their courses which means more opportunities for people that don't know exactly what they want to be.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary