1,613 reviews
  1. Santa Monica, CA
  2. 2 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    A+
Santa Monica College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
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Address
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$7,435/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,641/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,456/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,038/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,566/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,558/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
30:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.224 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.204 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.204 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,861Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After Santa Monica College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Santa Monica College Reviews

1,613 reviews
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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.
The school was great! Great community, lots of different classes for every major. Some really great teachers and some not so great. The campus is beautiful, probably the best community college campus you'll ever see, and the one of the best cafeterias I've ever seen even compared to non community colleges. Lots of clubs and activities and events. Great vibe. And its the number one school in transfers!
SMC is a an outstanding college with an equally outstanding staff and transfer rate to 4-year universities. The majority of the students on campus are driven individuals who wish to obtain their Associates or wish to transfer to the school of their "dreams". Instructors are both knowledgeable and inspirational (let it be known that the mathematics and science department is well known for being extremely difficult at this campus). The student body is rich in diversity - this allows for students to embrace and accept individuals' differences. Resources such as counselors, nurses, tutors, psychologists, and study areas are available. Traffic around Santa Monica and parking are issues.