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Santa Monica College
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  • 4 Year
  • SANTA MONICA, CA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

editorial

SMC is a public college located in Santa Monica, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 10,987 undergraduate students. The SMC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Business. Graduating 29% of students, SMC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,500.

About

1900 PICO BLVD
SANTA MONICA, CA 90405
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
No data available  

Santa Monica College Rankings

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Santa Monica Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
No data available  
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$6,006 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,489 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 224 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 228 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 228 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
10
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,987 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,510
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Motivated
    42%
  • Stressed
    25%
  • Ok
    17%
  • Outgoing
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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