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  • SMC is the No. 1 transfer institution to the University of California, UCLA, USC and Loyola Marymount University. It also transfers students to such nationally renowned institutions as Brown, Georgetown, Juilliard and Stanford.

  • The college's Academy of Entertainment & Technology, a groundbreaking program to train students in digital animation and new media, opened in fall 1997.

  • SMC's KCRW (89.9 FM) is the award winning and eclectic public radio station that serves as the flagship for National Public Radio.

  • SMC's Scholars Program for honors students guarantees priority admission to UCLA and other four-year campuses.

  • SMC's Dale Ride Internship Program has placed dozens of students in White House, congressional and other summer internships in Washington, D.C.

  • SMC's Emeritus College for older adults, which offers a wide variety of free classes, is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation.

  • The college's Office of Workforce & Economic Development provides customized workforce training, job placement, business consultation and other services to the Los Angeles area public and private sectors.

  • Voters in the Santa Monica Community College District passed bond measures totaling $590 million in 2002, 2004 and 2008.

  • SMC has one of the largest international student populations of any community college in the nation, with approximately 3,000 from more than 100 nations.
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