Santa Monica College is located in sunny Southern California. The college rests on a 38-acre campus in this beautiful city by the beach. The college ranks first among 2-year colleges in the United States in transfers to 4-year universities. In addition to associate degrees, the college also offers numerous occupational certificate programs. For those individuals whose talents go beyond what their coursework is offering, the college has put in place the Arts Mentor Program, where professionals will mentor students in the fine and applied arts at a graduate level. SMC has a public radio station KCRW and also houses the John Drescher Planetarium, the SMC Performing Arts Center and the Academy of Entertainment and Technology.Santa Monica College has a variety of sports for students to participate in, 16 of which compete in the Western State Conference. These sports include basketball, cross-country, swimming, track and field, volleyball, football, and tennis.
Santa Monica College is just 2 miles from the beach and the famous Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica is a safe,suburban community that is extremely popular with visitors from all around the world. Santa Monica’s famous Third Street Promenade is home to stores, restaurants and street performers, where people can come and enjoy a night out.
The college is not far from Hollywood and DowntownLos Angeles where students can enjoy all of the cultural and entertainment attractions as well as world-class night life and dining. All of the other famous attractions of Los Angeles such as Disneyland, Universal Studios,and the movie studios are just a short drive away. In addition, the fine weather year-round provides for numerous outdoor recreational activities