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
Great community college and probably the best in California. It prepares you the transfer to a 4 year university. It is affordable if you are a resident of California. It is very diverse, in a great location near the beach and friendly people. There are social events and counselors are helpful! I transferred from this college to San Francisco state university.
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.
As a student at Santa Monica College, coming from a high school that lacked diversity and culture; SMC was an amazing experience in my life. Besides the instructors making me feel comfortable in my first few weeks, I was very impressed with the fact that there were people from all over the world sharing their culture with one another. I loved it!