Santa Monica College


Santa Monica College – a two-year community college accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges – opened in 1929 with just 153 students. It has now grown to a thriving campus with more than​ 32,000 students and offerings in more than 100 fields of study. It is the leader among the state's 116 community colleges in transferring students to the University of California, University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, and other four-year campuses. Santa Monica College is one of the most affordable institutions of higher education in the world.



Available for international students


Available for international students

English on Сampus

Available for international students


Jenny Mua
Jenny Mua
“The most beautiful community college campus and pain-free registration and enrollment I've experienced!”
Kamelia Dias
Kamelia Dias
“An amazing transfer school, or great if you just want to take a class on something you are interested in.”


Art, Design & Media

Arts Media and Entertainment

Business & Management


Computer Science & IT


Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Culture, History and Languages


People and Society

Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

Health and Wellness

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
$ 56,550 Average cost per year
$ 30,550Tuition
$ 21,000Housing
$ 5,000Other

Available for international students

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

Spring 2021
Application Deadline:February 02, 2021
Program Start:March 01, 2021
Winter 2020
Application Deadline:December 17, 2020
Program Start:January 12, 2021
Autumn 2021
Application Deadline:July 15, 2021
Program Start:August 30, 2021
Spring 2022
Application Deadline:December 01, 2021
Program Start:January 04, 2022
Summer 2022
Application Deadline:April 01, 2022
Program Start:June 20, 2022