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Santa Monica, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$6,012 ($1,140)
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College Sophomore

Student Body: I don't know my school's student body.

5 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: Diverse student body. All types of people which creates an interesting environment.

5 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: My school shows a lot of diversity on campus. I have met many people who were from other countries and are very friendly people. I have learn a lot about their culture when I befriended a few of them!

College Senior

Student Body: Have not really been involved with any student activities

4 College Junior

Student Body: I think the diversity at this school is one of its best features. There are representatives from virtually every race, culture, gender and orientation. I think that is a very important thing to have at a campus or any community for that matter.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1056th
    Smartest Students
  • 1095th
    Most Outgoing Students
  • 1164th
    Friendliest Students
  • 1328th
    Most Career-Oriented Students
  • 1506th
    Best Social Interaction

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

natali miltcharek
Sherman Oaks
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Santa Monica College is well known for its tremendous diversity. Students come from around the world and from all walks of life. Some are local students, some are from other areas in the U.S., and some are from half-way across the globe. Most students are warm and welcoming and curious about other peoples' cultures.

The average student is very friendly, driven, and motivated. They come here mostly to learn, but also to bond and connect with others. The different ethnic groups and diverse sexual orientations are accepted and represented here on campus. You can join organizations such as the Association of Latin American Students, Black Collegians Club, Chinese Student Association, Iranian Students Club, German Club,  Japanese English Language Association, Turkish Student Association, and many others. Since SMC has exceptional tolerance of minorities of any group, the school has become its own little cultural melting pot.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Student Diversity
African American: 10%
Asian American: 12%
Hispanic: 32%
International: 9%
Native American: 0%
White: 30%
Unknown: 2%
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 3%
18-19: 39%
20-21: 28%
22-24: 15%
25+: 15%
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
Foreign countries
Typical Peers
People here are natural jokesters and comedians. We love to hang out, chill, and learn together. We are friendly and open individuals, and it's easy to talk to us.
Athletic Division
California Community CollegCommission on Athletics
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
Men Playing Varsity Sports
166 - 3%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
125 - 2%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Swimming and diving
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Student Organizations
One of the best things about college life is the opportunity to involve yourself in different activities on campus. SMC is one of the few colleges that has a wide array of options that satisfy every itch. From top notch sports, to active theater performances and rock star music sessions, it has never been easier to JUST DO IT!
ROTC Programs
Army ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Air Force ROTC: No
Did You Know?
If you join the campus newspaper, you will have continuous opportunities to interview the many different and unique professors and students at SMC.

Student Polls

I would say students at my school are    Based on 190 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Career-oriented
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Smart

How much social and academic interaction is there between students?    Based on 192 responses

  • 4% No interaction. My classes are all online or the students at my school are there to learn and then go home.
  • 38% Some interaction, but it's mostly in the classroom.
  • 58% A lot of interaction. Students participate in clubs, study together, and hang out.



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