High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.224 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.206 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.206 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities3,089 Graduates
Business Administration and Management412 Graduates
Biological and Physical Sciences339 Graduates
Political Science and Government89 Graduates
Child Care Provider84 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping83 Graduates
Film and Video Studies43 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Santa Monica College Reviews
Overall, SMC was a great school; lots of amazing professors and safe neighborhood. Since this school is well-known for No.1 transfer rate to UC schools, people are very studious and passionate. I've taken some really good classes, which was mind-blowing and life changing! There's no other school that offers hight level education at community college that SMC! Santa Monica is an expensive area to live in, however, there are countless activities around school. Personally, I felt like they do not give many resources and helps for an international student. Student counselor was not responsible nor helpful for student's academic success. Thus, you can't fully rely on their advice nor expect them to finish work on time.
Santa Monica College has world-wide reputation. Many international students come to this school, because Santa Monica college has great transferring system especially with UCLA. Overall, Santa Monica College is Southern California's number 1 transferring community college, number 1 campus environment, and number 1 school faculties! Very diverse atmosphere and friendly people around.
I loved this college and the location was wonderful. The main campus is pretty easy to navigate considering its size and it was less than two miles from the beach and several nearby satellite campuses. Their classes were fairly small size and I really got to know my professors, some of them I'm still friends with. They truly cared about student’s success. One of the things I love the most is that there was a huge push for a high academic standard. Santa Monica College is well known for having a high rate of students graduating and transfers to University. Another reason I'd recommend SMC is because of its extremely rich diversity as well as culture. I've met people who have traveled from completely different parts of the world just so they can attend SMC. Lastly, unfortunately this college doesn’t offer as many classes during the summer semesters and this would be the only thing I would like to see change.