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About Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College is a public school in an urban setting in Santa Monica, California. Santa Monica College was founded in 1929 and enrolls 30,830 undergrads and no graduate students.

2021 Santa Monica College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
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In-State Tuition $1,104
Out-of-State $8,880

2022 Santa Monica College Regular Decision Application Deadline

The deadline to apply regular decision to Santa Monica College for Fall 2022 is August 30. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Santa Monica College by August 30.

Santa Monica College Early Admission

Santa Monica College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Santa Monica College Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into Santa Monica College. In 2021, Santa Monica College accepted 0% of applicants.

Santa Monica College Waitlist 2021

Santa Monica College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Santa Monica College?

Santa Monica College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Santa Monica College, applicants must submit the following items.

Santa Monica College Application Requirements

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Other Requirements HS Diploma/GED/CHSPE/TASC
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GPA and Test Scores for Santa Monica College

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Santa Monica College.

Does Santa Monica College Require the ACT or SAT?

Santa Monica College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Does Santa Monica College Provide Dorms?

Santa Monica College does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commute from home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Santa Monica College.

Financial Aid at Santa Monica College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Santa Monica College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Santa Monica College

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Santa Monica College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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 urban setting of Santa Monica, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you want to see Santa Monica College for yourself, 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

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Santa Monica College ACT 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
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Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Santa Monica College is like? There are approximately 30,830 students enrolled at Santa Monica College. 14% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from CA and 8% percent of students are from other states.

14%

Full Time

86%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

30,830

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,144

Out-of-State

$8,920

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 30
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