Santa Monica, CA Colleges

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Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast. Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students. The Census Bureau 2010 population for Santa Monica is 89,736.

Santa Monica is named after Saint Monica of Hippo, from a former, turn-of-the-19th-century name for Kuruvungna Springs, now on the SE corner of the campus of University High School at Barrington and Ohio, a short distance from the eastern border of Santa Monica. The Portola Expedition visited Kuruvungna on August 3–4, 1769. Father Crespi renamed the Springs "San Gregorio", but the expedition soldiers called them "El Berrendo" after a deer they wounded there. Later, the pair of springs began to be called "The Tears of Santa Monica" by locals because they brought to mind the weeping eyes of the saint as she cried for her erring son. The first official record of Santa Monica as a place name was on a 1827 grazing permit and then again the following year on the record of the grant for Rancho Boca de Santa Monica.

Partly because of its agreeable climate, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core with significant job growth and increased tourism.

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Schools in and around Santa Monica, CA

Name
Pardee RAND Graduate School
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Santa Monica College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,736 average out-state tuition; $864 average in-state tuition
Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
Four or more years; Private for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Private for profit; $18,648 average out-state tuition; $18,648 average in-state tuition
California Healing Arts College
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition

Santa Monica, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship Up to $5,000 January 17, 2017
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Donald F. Hastings Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship $2,500 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017