Proud to be SMC!
Santa Monica College is your destination for a world-class education and endless possibilities.
- We are the #1 transfer college to UCLA, USC, the University of California system and Loyola Marymount University.
- We have an academic reputation as one of the best community colleges in the nation.
- We have a world-class faculty that Rolling Stone magazine said “are hired based almost solely on their effectiveness in the classroom.”
- We have modern buildings that have won architectural awards, “smart classrooms” and the latest technology.
- We have an active student life that includes sports, dozens of student clubs and much more.
- We offer hundreds of classes online.
- We offer top professional training programs in nursing, computer technology, new media, early childhood education, graphic design and many more high-paying occupations.
- We are located less than two miles from the beach on the Westside, a hub of culture.
- We have a roster of distinguished alumni in virtually every profession, including actor Dustin Hoffman, astronaut Walter Cunningham, Appellate Judge Miriam Vogel, and NFL player Isaac Bruce.