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Academic Rigor
4.1553
Dorm Life
1.9898
Food and Dining
3.6226
Bang for the buck
4.5231
Clubs and Activities
4.2545
Campus Safety
4.3438
Most Helpful Review for Santa Monica College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Sara from Los Angeles, CA
  • 14 out of 15 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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  • Rona
  • I am a current student here

    Santa Monica College is a wonderful school with a wide variety of courses to choose from.There are also many clubs and volunteer positions for students to explore and join. If you're looking to transfer to a four year university, Santa Monica College will help you achieve that goal.

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  • from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I am very happy I chose Santa Monica as my first college to go to. The campus is welcoming and has always felt safe and secure. The diversity in classes is amazing and I have had lots of supportive and passionate professors.

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  • Parker
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The staff here is literally the worst I have ever experienced. Despite living in California for over two years and having my driver's license AND voter registration being California, for some reason they classified me as a non-resident. I then spent over a MONTH going back and forth to no avail. They wouldn't accept ANYTHING as acceptable documents. And that's when I could actually get ahold of them. Never responded to calls, emails...nothing. The residency specialists and the admissions staff here are THE absolute worst. Horrendous service. I've never experienced anything like this before. Awful.

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  • Ariel from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    SMC really cares for you. It has so many resources and excessive help to help you succeed. The class selection is broad and professors are outstanding.

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  • Leslie - Gardena, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Canpus is nice and clean, most of the staff is friendly, lots of clubs to get involved with, classes are difficult to get if you aren't prepared with the section number once you're enrollment datedate comes. Parking is difficult to find.

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  • ayma
  • I am a past student here

    it's a great school with a lot of friendly people and a lot of resources! even though it's a community college you can still be involved in so many ways. there are tons of clubs, sports and amazing programs to join which will look good on college apps when you transfer.

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  • miguel - imperial, ca
  • I am a current student here

    santa monica college is a great campus. all the professors are there for helping you in anything they can. there are many helpful resources that may be helpful in transferring.

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