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Why SMC

• We are the No. 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 free wireless internet access for students in the Library, Student Cafeteria and several other locations on the main campus. Wireless access is also available at our Academy of Entertainment & Technology satellite campus.

• 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.

• All this and our fees are very low, making SMC a fabulous bargain.

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