Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, CA, USA
3.18 Average Rating

With campus a short distance from the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica College is a 2-year community college in the greater Los Angeles area. SMC grants associate degrees and certificates in more than 80 academic fields of study. In addition, Santa Monica has been designated an Hispanic-Serving institution. For athletically-inclined students, Santa Monica fields 18 men’s and women’s teams known as the Corsairs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 30, 2020
Spring Regular Decision January 15, 2019
Other May 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
73%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
29,760
Total Number of Undergrads
29,760
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
30:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$4,868
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,142
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$8,918
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1746

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
23%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,806
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,531
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,636

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
1%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,511
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$4,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$69
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Corsairs
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Orange
New York
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.18 Average Rating
Santa Monica College is the best place to be if your goal is transferring. The biggest plus for this school is how close it is to the beach. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.
Michelle from Los Angeles, CA
I am so very pleased with all of my instructors at Santa Monica College. While providing a wealth of information and support, I can see how greatly they are helping to shape my future in an incredibly positive way. The classmates that I am surrounded by are an important factor, as well, when considering my overall happiness at school; they are generally great team players and help make learning fun!
Jessica from Los Angeles, CA
smc is topnotch. the teachers really care about your success. smc is the #1 college to transfer to the uc's.
Christina from Los Angeles, CA
Professors with Masters or professional experience

Attractive modern buildings

Attractively dressed girls
Harshana from Westwood, CA
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.
Caroline from Santa Monica, CA
A beautiful campus. Easy to find offices. Friendly learning environment.
Maxwell from Los Angeles, CA

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