Campus Resources

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

Campus Resources: Many available resources at all hours of the day. However, it would be helpful if the library was open a little earlier that 8:00 am for those who need to use the printer before their 8 am class starts.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: There are many resources on campus. There are several ways to apply for financial aid. They have a career service department where they help you find jobs, internships, and help you work on your resume.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: i always go to the computer lab which is great. the printing system is cool

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Ive noticed a lot of different resources that seem readily available to the students here.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: The resources on campus are great, especially libraries.

I often go there for studying and that is also a good place to take a rest.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 100th
    Best Recreational Facilities
  • 179th
    Best Dining Options
  • 663rd
    Best Research Labs
  • 1285th
    Best Discount Software

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

natali miltcharek
Hometown
Sherman Oaks
Major
Communications
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Santa Monica College is simply beautiful. The campus is surrounded by lawns and palm trees, and the school itself is kept clean. There are plenty of designated spots for students and faculty to sit and relax or study. School buildings are relatively new and updated with gadgets and technology, and there is a huge area designated for athletes and students to exercise. SMC recently installed solar panels on one of the parking plots, which will help the campus be more sustainable.

The library here is very large, with four levels of books and study areas. Students often go there in between classes to take a quick nap or review their notes. There are also private rooms where you can meet with a study group and be as loud as you want to be because they are sound proof. The computer lab there is great, and the reference and info desk is useful when you're looking for books. The Internet is very fast; if it isn't crowded, you can actually surf the Web and go on YouTube or Facebook.

Facts & Statistics

Campus Library?
Yes
On-Campus Housing Available?
No
Day Care Available?
No
Campus Events/Traditions
Club Row, Home Coming, Workshops, Theater Productions, Art Exhibits, Musicals, Dance Shows, Guest Bands, Green Peace and Enviroment Safety Exposure, Sustainable Crews, Bible Supporters and Talks, Government Informants, Army, Marines, Concerts and Others!: There are literally so many campus traditions and events that happen at Santa Monica College that it is difficult to think of all of them, let alone try and write them down.
Unique Features
Lots of Unique Aspects: SMC is a unique campus with many fun areas throughout the area: Bundy Campus, Emeritus Campus, Performing Arts Center, Academy of Arts and Technology, Airport Arts Campus, two swimming pools, Cayton Center, huge library, Olympic track and training centers, Subway and yogurt stores across campus, career center
Service & Maintenance Staff
108
Did You Know?
  • Santa Monica College is only a few minutes away from California's beachs and the Santa Monica Pier. Try the specialty churros and ride the famous ferris wheel there! There are also stores, sea food diners, and a huge arcade that lets you get down with some fast-paced D.D.R. (Dance Dance Revolution). Some outdoor booths have games with prizes.
  • SMC has swimming pools where you can chill with people or work on your strokes. You can also apply to be a life guard.
  • Whenever you and your friends have some free time between classes, catch the Big Blue Bus that runs constantly by campus. on board, you can take a short ride down to Westside Pavillion or 3rd Street Promenade. Grab some lunch, see a movie, or shop around, then head back to your class refreshed and rejuvenated.

Student Polls

How necessary is it to own a computer?      Based on 168 responses

  • 29% Very necessary. My classes require one, I take online classes, and/or the campus doesn't provide many computers.
  • 61% Sometimes necessary. Having your own is helpful, but computers are readily available on campus.
  • 11% Not very necessary. If I need a computer, I can go to one of the many computer labs on campus.

How student-friendly is the school's administration?    Based on 171 responses

  • 20% Not very. I feel like I am just a number here.
  • 80% Very friendly. I am treated like a real person here, not just a number.

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