Welcome to Santa Monica College! Santa Monica College (SMC) is recognized as one of the best community colleges in California and the nation. SMC provides the first two years of American university education and more students transfer from the College to the University of California system, including UCLA, than from any other school. Large numbers also transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, and to the best public and private schools in California and throughout the U.S. The College offers an Intensive English Program (IEP) and more than 60 academic degree programs. SMC supports students with a variety of services from tutoring and academic counseling to a number of sports, activities and clubs. We look forward to your application to SMC; you'll be joining a global community of 3100 international students in sunny southern California!