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Santa Monica College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

31,118 Students

100% Admitted

  • 29,760 full time
  • 19,997 part time
  • 5,335 men full time
  • 5,786 women full time
  • open enrollment

29,760 Undergraduates

$1,104 Tuition/Year

  • 2,890 Non-Degree
  • $1,104 in state
  • $38 fees
  • N/A room & board
  • $1,746 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jackie from Los Angeles, CA
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  • smc is an amazing place to get your started with college. with increasing budget cuts this is one of the few community colleges that is making a strong effort keep…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Chris from Irvine, CA
  • I am a past student here

    It's kind of congested for a campus and parking/traffic is a pain. It's best to use the Big Blue Bus (public transit).

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  • 5
  • Eun from Suwanee, GA
  • I am a past student here

    I loved being at SMC. It was a great experience and I wish that I didn't have to leave. This school helped me to get into UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and UC Berkeley. It was a great stepping stone to prepare me for upper level classwork at UCLA. This school has a lot to offer to the students. I know many people are sad to leave the school because SMC became another home away from home. The many sponsored events and seminars on campus help build up school spirit and passion to learn and succeed in life. The only regret I had with spending time at SMC is not using the short time to to take advantage of all the things the school had to offer.

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  • 4
  • A California
  • I am a current student here

    Santa Monica College has a very welcoming environment and because there students from all over the world you are always learning something new. There are a variety of clubs and organizations that help you become more involved in the school. The teachers and counselors are also great. I think because they have experience with so many different cultures and situations they take every student as a individual, and not generalize them.

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  • 5
  • Jesus from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I am enjoying being at Santa Monica because It really is a very good school. there is a lot of interaction and campus events going on. It is a very quiet and helpful environment where one can study outdoors without disruptions and if preferred indoors where staff will make sure that you have a quiet place to study. The campus consists of a many computer labs and a big library with a variety of books for research.

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

    I do get to see many of my high school friends, but sometimes I wish I could meet more new people. Of course this is something that one has to take upon themselves to accomplish. It was easier in high school to talk to people in class, but not so much in college. Once you are in class you have to be prepared to listen to the tecaher speak non stop through the entire period, there isnt much time to socialize. If you get to do group projects, then you have a chance to make new friends, or if you join a club. There are diverse people all throughout the campus, you meet people from all ages and from different countries as well. You just have to take the initiative if you really want to meet new people.

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