SMC: NO. 1 IN
TRANSFERS TO UC & UC-CSU COMBINED
Santa Monica College continued to maintain its No. 1 position in transfer of students to the University of California system in 2004-05, sending an historically high number to the prestigious campuses.
It was also the leader in transfers to the UC-California State University systems combined, as well as the No. 1 transfer school for historically underrepresented minorities to the UC system.
SMC sent 974 students to UC campuses in 2004-05, up from the previous school year’s 900. SMC far outpaced other schools, with the No. 2 feeder, Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 611.
“We’re demonstrating that SMC takes very seriously its crucial transfer mission,” said Dan Nannini, SMC Transfer Center coordinator. “Indeed, we are getting increasing national attention for our transfer record from such publications as the 2005 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Issue.”
UCLA continues to be the most popular destination for SMC students, with more than half of the UC transfers – 534 – going to the Westwood campus. Irvine, Santa Barbara and Berkeley are the next most popular destinations, in that order, with transfers to Santa Barbara increasing by more than 50 percent in one year.
Nannini attributed SMC’s strong transfer record to a wide range of factors: keeping SMC’s transfer reputation in the spotlight, recruiting good students, giving strong academic counseling to students that helps make them attractive to admissions offices, and outstanding professors.
In addition, Nannini pointed out that
the college has a strong transfer counseling record. SMC’s Transfer
Center conducts workshops, hosts one of the largest college fairs in the
state, holds weekly visits from four-year institutions, and has a close
working relationship with UC and CSU to make sure SMC students get credit
for their classes.
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