Santa Monica College
University Website: www.smc.edu
Apply Online: www.smc.edu/EnrollmentDevelopment/Admissions/Pages/Apply-Online.aspx
Coordinates: 34°01′00″N 118°28′15″W / 34.0168°N 118.4707°W / 34.0168; -118.4707
Santa Monica College is a two-year, public, junior college located in Santa Monica, California, United States.
Santa Monica College was first opened in 1929 as Santa Monica Junior College. Current enrollment is over 30,000 students in more than 90 fields of study.
Santa Monica College is ranked number one among California's junior colleges in transfers to the University of California,University of Southern California, and Loyola Marymount University.
The Santa Monica College Arts Mentor Program provides certain students in the fine and applied arts with graduate-level training by professionals in their specialized fields. The program was designed for select individuals whose talents exceed the scope of the traditional curriculum at the College.
Santa Monica College offers a variety of occupational certificate programs, including accounting, fashion design, office information systems, and the Academy of Entertainment Technology (which offers certificates in interactive media and animation).
Santa Monica College is also the home of KCRW (89.9 FM), a leading public radio station, broadcasting throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County area with an estimated 450,000 listeners. The station is the broadcast home of Morning Becomes Eclectic and Harry Shearer's Le Show. As part of its hands-on media curriculum, the college also produces its own weekly, student-run newspaper (both in print, and online) called The Corsair which took home 14 awards at its most recent State Competition, including the Award for General Excellence. Recently Santa Monica College has received national attention due to a controversial plan to create a two-tier system of education in which more "popular" courses would be offered at higher costs.
SMC is one of few community colleges that has a superconducting magnet. "SMC Students to Intern at Nation’s Top Laboratories". Retrieved 2013-4-23.
Santa Monica College fields 16 sports which compete in the Western State Conference. The mascot for SMC is Pico the Corsair.
SMC fields both men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, swimming, track and field, volleyball, and water polo. SMC fields men's teams in American football team, and women's softball, soccer, and tennis teams.
Santa Monica College Football played undefeated seasons in 1958, 1966 and 1980.
Santa Monica College Won the Junior Rose Bowl, the unofficial National Championship in 1958 against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on Dec. 13, 1958.
Santa Monica College Football is the defending two time conference champion, for the years 2011 and 2012.
Corsair Field (4,850) built in 1948, is home to football and track and field. The field was the starting point for both the men's and women's marathon events for the 1984 Summer Olympics held in neighboring Los Angeles.
Corsair Pavilion (1,600) is home to men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams, as well as the Hollywood Fame of the American Basketball Association
The Santa Monica College men's volleyball team won the national intercollegiate volleyball championship each year from 1961–66, except for 1965, when it lost the title to UCLA.
Also, the Santa Monica College's track is featured on the album cover "Running with Scissors" by Weird Al Yankovic.
- Public, At least 2 but less than 4 years
- $5,736.00 avg tuition
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
Areas of Study:
- Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
- Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
- Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
- Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
- Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
- Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
- Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
- Health Professions And Related Programs
- Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Natural Resources And Conservation
- Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
- Personal And Culinary Services
- Visual And Performing Arts
Santa Monica College
|Test||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional||0||0|
|4-year graduation rate|
|6-year graduation rate|
|Regular Application Deadline|
|Early Admission Deadline|
|Early Decision Deadline|
|Financial Aid Deadline|
|Student Response Deadline|
|Transfer Student Application Deadline|
|Open Admissions Policy||Yes|
|Secondary School GPA||Not applicable|
|Secondary School Rank||Not applicable|
|Secondary School Record||Not applicable|
|Formal Demonstration of Competencies||Not applicable|
|Admission Test Scores||Not applicable|
|Other Tests||Not applicable|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Santa Monica College
|Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition||$864.00||$864.00||$5,736.00|
|Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees||$32.00||$32.00||$32.00|
|Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour||$36.00||$36.00||$239.00|
|Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Full Time Graduate Required Fees||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Room and Board||$0.00||$11,556.00||$4,262.00|
|Undergraduate Application Fee||$0.00|
|Graduate Application Fee||$0.00|
|Books and Supplies||$1,656.00|
|Percent receiving aid||45%|
|Percent receiving grant aid||45%|
|Avg amount of grant aid||$4,329.00|
|Percent receiving student loan aid||2%|
|Avg amount of student loan aid||$3,996.00|
Santa Monica College
|Programs and majors||Associate's||Bachelor's||Master's||Doctorate|
|AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES|
|Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping||X|
|Business Administration and Management, General||X|
|Selling Skills and Sales Operations||X|
|COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS|
|Radio and Television||X|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric||X|
|COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES|
|Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects||X|
|Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant||X|
|COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES|
|Computer Programming/Programmer, General||X|
|Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General||X|
|ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS|
|Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician||X|
|FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES|
|Apparel and Textile Marketing Management||X|
|Child Care Provider/Assistant||X|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||X|
|Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist||X|
|LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies||X|
|Biological and Physical Sciences||X|
|NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION|
|PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES|
|Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General||X|
|PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES|
|VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS|
|Art/Art Studies, General||X|
|Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General||X|
Scholarships for Students in California
|S.P.R.O.W.T Scholarship||$5,000||May 31, 2017|
|Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship||$2,500||April 01, 2017|
|Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship||$2,500||April 03, 2017|
|Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship||$2,500||April 12, 2017|
|Chen Foundation Scholarship||$2,000||March 29, 2017|
|Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship||$2,000||June 01, 2017|
|Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program||$1,500||March 31, 2017|
|Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship||$1,500||April 15, 2017|
|Leon Bradley Scholarship||Up to $2,500||May 31, 2017|