Campus Overview

University Bridge @ Santa Monica College (SMC) is located in the beautiful city of Santa Monica – a top worldwide destination for students. Close to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and a stone’s throw away from the world-famous Santa Monica Beach and Third Street Promenade, the college is located in one of the most desirable areas in the United States.


Location at a Glance

  • Located in Santa Monica, California
  • Near downtown LA and Hollywood
  • Close to UCLA, USC, and beautiful Santa Monica beach
  • Mild climate ranging from 10°C (January) to 24°C (July) with great weather all year round

Santa Monica College

Founded in 1929, Santa Monica College is one of the premier community colleges in the nation. It operates five satellite campuses and enrolls over 30,000 students in more than 90 fields of study. SMC has transferred more students to the University of California campuses than any other college in the country—for 28 years straight. It also ranks number one in transfers to UCLA, USC, and Loyola Marymount University, and is #2 in transfers to Columbia University.

Campus Fast Facts

  • Over 1,000 university majors available through transfer
  • Pathway to the University of California
  • #1 in transfers to all UC’s for 28 years in a row, ~1,300 students (Fall 2018)
  • #1 in transfers to UCLA, ~600 students (Fall 2018)
  • #1 in transfers to USC, ~150 students (Fall 2018)
  • #2 in transfers to Columbia University, ~50 students (Fall 2018)
  • A vibrant global community with over 3,000 international students from more than 110 countries
  • Notable alumni include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dustin Hoffman, Sean Penn, and Astronaut Walter Cunningham
  • 70+ student clubs and 17 athletic teams