Actors James Dean, Hilary Swank and Arnold Schwarzenegger (also 38th Governor of California), as well as four-time NBA All-Star and 1972 NBA Rookie of the Year Sidney Wicks.
Santa Monica College is a Community College offering two year programs to its 33,000 students. It is the leading community college when it comes to transferring students into the University of California system.
The Santa Monica College campus is located in the city of Santa Monica, a cultural hub serving up some of the best climate conditions in the nation to those who enjoy warm weather. Climate benefits aside, the school is well renowned and has earned its name through preparing its students for professional careers and further education since 1929. Apart from offering 90+ fields of study, the school also provides several work placement opportunities within its different internal entities, such as its radio station and performance stage. The college additionally has state of the art sporting facilities.