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Most Helpful Review for Santa Monica College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Sara from Los Angeles, CA
  • 13 out of 14 people found this review helpful

The reputation of junior colleges is that the level of education is not very high. For some junior colleges, that may be true, but the quality of classes at Santa Monica College is exceptional. That's why it's rated one of the best junior colleges in the nation. At any college, there are bound to be classes that aren't for you. Talking to a counselor and websites that give student-written reviews can be really helpful. However, with proper research, you're sure to find university-level classes at Santa Monica that challenge you and really work with you.

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  • Caroline from Santa Monica, CA
  • Sep-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Who wouldn't love a nice campus, in a great location, with great teachers, green buildings and students from all over the world ? I love SMC and would recommend it to anyone who wants to attend a community college. No, it is not perfect but no school on Earth is.

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  • Wade from Redondo Beach, CA
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Santa Monica as a whole is an enjoyable environment. There are some nice people and it is always exciting when you meet somebody new. The teachers can be exciting to learn from as well as helpful to building to skills.

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  • K from Venice, CA
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    SMC is a great starter school for those going back to school or wanting to improve their grades prior to transferring to a more expensive 4-year school. It is an International school and the diversity of students is incredible! The Professors really want to help their students learn and if you pay attention and do the work, you are certain to do well in class.

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  • Alejandro G from Los Angeles, CA
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Overall, a good college to attend post-high school due to the simple fact that the faculty and administration make the transition from high school life to college life easier than it would be at a university. The majority of the staff at Santa Monica College mean well and make an effort to get their students to not only pass their courses, but also come out with some newly acquired knowledge that will follow students through the college and adult experience. There are also various tools and services provided here in order to help you succeed as a college student and as a young adult.

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  • Brandon from Los Angeles, CA
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Santa Monica College is the best place to achieve a degree, as well as becoming an active member in a club or group.The possibilities are endless whether you are a decided or undecided major.Groups like EOPS,and being an Associated Student are steps to a promising future.

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  • Blanca from Los Angeles, CA
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    SMC has the best programs for students who intend to transfer. The academics and teaching techniques from the professors are well establish and makes it easy for a student to learn the material. It is consider one of the top schools for students and I have enjoyed being part of this school

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  • Robert from Los Angeles, CA
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Santa Monica college is a very compact school with almost anything you need. Everything is straight forward, and efficient. Fellow peers are easy to talk to and teachers are fun to converse with.

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  • tank from Los Angeles, CA
  • Feb-03-2014 I am a current student here

    So far I have been here for two semester and its very good. I have not seen a problem with my classes but it hard to get classes. The campus is small but very easy to walk through classes.

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  • Keveyon from Ontario, CA
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Santa Monica College is one of the most diverse schools I've been to. Its so amazing being around all types of ethnicities. But besides all the ethnic backgrounds santa monica college helps you to grow and achieve your life long goals. They guide you every step of the way to make sure you become successful. Iqm so proud to say that im a student at Santa Monica College.

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