Academic Experience

Location
Santa Monica, CA
Undergrads
10,603
Tuition (in-state)
$6,012 ($1,140)
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4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Very good academics for a community college.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Smc is know big for the fashion department and there are many teachers who teach at private fashion school and I love taking their classes.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: The Academics offered at mu school are great the professors are great and the class registration process is fast however its easy to deal with.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I am only a freshman so I am getting the based done first.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I have had some of my favorite and most helpful experiences with professors at SMC.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 24th
    Best Class Sizes
  • 1494th
    Least Stressful Workloads
  • 1526th
    Most Accessible Professors
  • 1585th
    Best Class Availability

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
31:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
310
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
958
Full-Time Retention Rate
72%
Part-Time Retention Rate
53%
Transfer-Out Rate
17%
Graduation Rate
28%
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
43
Most Popular Majors
  • Biological and Physical Sciences: Unknown
  • Business Administration and Management: Unknown
  • Humanities: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: No
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
You have to be really proactive and hard to intimidate because Santa Monica College has so many projects, clubs, committees, workshops, and other activities to participate in that it's easy to feel lost and stuck. Don't! Ask around, investigate, and get involved. It'll help you have the ultimate college experience.
Tips to Succeed
If you feel lost and are not sure how to join the "college zone," meet with a counselor on campus. SMC provides career counselors, financial aid counselors, academic counselors, and advice counselors. No matter your problem, there's probably someone on campus waiting to help you. All you have to do is ask.
Full-Time Faculty
310
Female Faculty
58%
Male Faculty
42%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 12%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 12%
International: 4%
Native American: 0%
White: 62%
Unknown: 1%
Average Faculty Salary
$96,404
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Did you know that if you have difficulty with organization or time management skills you can sign up to take our many, helpful counseling classes which give you the opportunity to become a better student and person?

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 178 responses

  • 31% Applicable to the real world
  • 27% Learned a lot of new things
  • 24% Will advance my career
  • 11% Learned a few new things
  • 6% Will help me switch careers
  • 1% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

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