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Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, CA 2-Year Public
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About Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College Overview

Santa Monica College is a public school in an urban setting in Santa Monica, California. Santa Monica College was founded in 1929 and currently enrolls around 25,948 students a year, which includes 25,948 undergrad students.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Santa Monica College for Fall 2023 is August 30. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by August 30.

Student Activities at Santa Monica College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Santa Monica College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Santa Monica College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Santa Monica College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Santa Monica College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Santa Monica College on the Student Life page.

2022 Santa Monica College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $1,104
Out-of-State $9,000

Is Santa Monica College a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Santa Monica College offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Santa Monica College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Santa Monica College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Santa Monica College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Santa Monica College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Santa Monica College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Santa Monica College.

Based on this information, does Santa Monica College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Santa Monica College a good school for you?

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Where is Santa Monica College Located?

Santa Monica College is located in the city of Santa Monica, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing Santa Monica College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Santa Monica, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Santa Monica College and Santa Monica are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1900 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628

Campus Setting: Urban

Santa Monica College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Santa Monica College is Aug 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Santa Monica College is Aug 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Santa Monica College ACT Scores

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Santa Monica College SAT Scores

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Santa Monica College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1,144

In State

$8,920

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,104
$8,880
Fees
$40
$40
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Santa Monica College is like? There are approximately 25,948 students enrolled at Santa Monica College. 38% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from CA and 8% percent of students are from other states.

38%

Full Time

58%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

25,948

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,144

Out-of-State

$8,920

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 30
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