Santa Monica College (SMC)

campus explorer directory All information about campus, colleges, mayors, universities and US education and formation

  Santa Monica College (SMC)

Santa Monica, CA

Get Admissions Info

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College Student Essentials

Santa Monica College Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Parking Permit Required: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Large Town Setting
Not applicable
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Open Admissions

About SMC

Santa Monica College (SMC) in Santa Monica, California, is a community college with a national reputation for quality academics, high transfer rates and great creative arts programs.

SMC's more than 80 programs of study encompass such academic majors as:

  • Business
  • Design Technology
  • Modern Languages
  • Psychology
  • Theatre Arts

Students may also pursue a professional program in fields like Nursing and Cosmetology or undertake an ESL study program.

Many SMC students transfer to such schools as UCLA and other universities within the UC system.

SMC's student life is vibrant and affords many creative arts opportunities. Students may perform with SMC's well-known theatre company, work at the student-run radio station or exhibit their visual art at one of the student galleries.

SMC has an open admissions policy, which means that anyone may register by simply filling out an admissions application. Certain degree programs have additional admissions requirements.

California residents pay a substantially reduced tuition. Financial aid is also available to students who meet income and other eligibility requirements. To obtain such aid sources as grants and loans, applicants must submit a FAFSA.

Get More Information

SMC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 29 Reviews

52% of students gave Santa Monica College 5 stars overall.

15 reviews 10 reviews 4 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

The school campus is nice. Very green. Some of the buildings are fairly new but the scent is still there. Sometimes it feels like you are still in high school, same faces same actions, kids goofing around and making plans after school. This brings some comfort for you are familiar with a lot of these students, but sometimes it is annoying because you thought everything would be different. College transitions should have been a huge change, but is not. I hope that when I start over most of the familiar faces are gone, but find one nice familiar face that wont make me uncomfortable and intimidated but welcomed and releived.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Santa Monica College is located in the city of Santa Monica. Great location, easy access to public transport. This college has a great reputation for being the #1 school for transfers to UCs, USC and other private schools. The campus is very clean, well decorated.

Read All SMC Reviews

SMC Map & Location

Santa Monica College

1900 Pico Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Map of Santa Monica College View campus map for Santa Monica College

Getting Around SMC


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Santa Monica, CA

Winter Dec 64 51 Jan 64 51 Feb 63 52 Spring Mar 63 53 Apr 64 55 May 65 57 Summer Jun 67 60 Jul 70 63 Aug 71 63 Fall Sep 71 63 Oct 70 60 Nov 67 55

SMC Students

Total Students

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 36%
  • African American: 11%
  • Caucasian: 33%
  • Asian: 13%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 100% Graduate % Full-Time 0% Part-Time 100% International 9% Domestic 91%

Similar to Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College (SMC)

West Los Angeles College

Annual Cost $1,220 Compare Santa Monica College (SMC)

Los Angeles Valley College

Annual Cost $1,220 Compare Santa Monica College (SMC)

Los Angeles City College

Annual Cost $1,220 Compare Santa Monica College (SMC)

Los Angeles Southwest College

Annual Cost $1,220 Compare Santa Monica College (SMC)

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Annual Cost $1,220 Compare

Compare ¿Cuantas calorías se queman con cada ejercicio?

Get Admissions Info

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College

Other Schools Near Santa Monica, CA

Where does this school information come from?

This web site and associated pages are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Santa Monica College (SMC). has no official or unofficial affiliation with Santa Monica College (SMC).

© 2017 Campus Explorer


Tell us who you are

Planning for college is an adventure. Let us be your guide.

  • Click to SelectHigh School Student
  • Click to SelectCollege Student
  • Click to SelectAdult Learner
  • Click to SelectParent

None of the above? Select Other

0 && (start = document.cookie.indexOf(key + "="), -1 != start)) { return start += key.length + 1, end = document.cookie.indexOf(";", start), -1 == end && (end = document.cookie.length), unescape(document.cookie.substring(start, end)); } return ""; } var browser = getCookie("browser"); if (browser) { new Image().src = "" + browser + "&session=f003a1e22b4446f0379a551f2cb922e37d853164"; }})();]]]]>]]>]]>]]>]]> ]]>

Top 20