Santa Monica College

1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
4-year
Large
Urban

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Majors offered at Santa Monica College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Biological and Physical Sciences

Academics at Santa Monica College

Student Faculty Ratio
30 to 1
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Santa Monica College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Santa Monica College Students12%18%28%54%2%4%4%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Santa Monica College Students
15%
79%
Male
Female
< 6% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Santa Monica College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Marketing Director108k
Executive Assistant84k
Human Resources (HR) Manager76k
Creative Director63k
General Manager, Restaurant51k
Graphic Designer51k
Automobile Service Advisor35k
Based on 665 student responses
46.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
68.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
56%in High-Meaning careers
2%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Santa Monica College

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100% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Safe campus
Commuter-friendly
Accessible for students with disabilities
Beautiful campus
Alexis Chisom
Screenwriting
Singing
Music
Dance + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Every teacher at SMC is really helpful and cares about everyone's education.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There's nothing I don't like about SMC.

Brenda Santizo Lopez
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Gaming

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It has a very nice community

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Not a lot of places to eat but maybe because everything is closed

Maggie Turnage
Drawing And Illustration
Psychology
Baking
Music + 8 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I have had a fairly good experience with my academics at SMC. Highly recommend utilizing the rate of my professor and looking at the SMC grade distributions since it helped me get relatively good professors. The mathematics courses at SMC are difficult (unsure if it was because I was taking them online, definitely could be a factor). I highly recommend joining Alpha Gamma Sigma since I met some great friends there, even though for a good portion of my time my school was online. It's a great honor society/club. I had a lot of fun and felt really fulfilled not only participating in it and making friends but earning a transcript notation and volunteer hours.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Highly recommend utilizing the rate of my professor and looking at the SMC grade distributions since it helped me get relatively good professors. The mathematics courses at SMC are difficult (unsure if it was because I was taking them online, definitely could be a factor). I highly recommend joining Alpha Gamma Sigma since I met some great friends there, even though for a good portion of my time my school was online. It's a great honor society/club. I had a lot of fun and felt really fulfilled not only participating in it and making friends but earning a transcript notation and volunteer hours.

Autumn Hurtado
Skateboarding
Guitar
Shopping And Thrifting
Baking

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the programs offered at SMC, such as the Scholar Program.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

miranda solis
Painting and Studio Art
Exercise And Fitness
Philanthropy
Reading + 4 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I loved the staff's dedication to helping students find a career path that suits them!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't like the fact that they shut down for such an extended period due to COVID-19.

Thirza Klaassens
Special Effects and Stage Makeup
Travel And Tourism
Makeup and Beauty
Singing + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like meeting a ton of other international students, but because of COVID, this has been hard. The professors are very nice and good at what they do.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Campus life is kinda boring

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