Seattle Central Community College
Contact: Leslie Aest, Director, International Marketing
For more information, please contact us or visit www.seattlecentral.edu/international
10 Great Reasons International Students Choose Seattle Central Community College
1. Wide variety of programs for international students
Seattle Central offers the two-year college transfer (2+2) degree, 30+ professional & technical programs, high school completion, Short-Term Certificates, intensive English, and the College Bridge program, which provides academic preparation for students planning to attend American colleges or universities.
Seattle Central is the only community college in downtown Seattle. Shops, restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, museums, libraries, movie theaters, city parks, and sport facilities are all just a short walk or bus ride away from our campus.
3: National awards and recognition
Seattle Central was named “College of the Year” in a one-time study by TIME Magazine and recognized by the New York Times as one of 11 U.S. community colleges noted for transfer success in the article, “For Achievers, A New Destination.”
4. Transfer Success
International students from Seattle Central transfer to a variety of 4-year colleges and universities around the United States. Students have been admitted to Columbia University, University of California- Berkeley, UCLA, Cornell University, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University, and many others.
5: Transfer Admission Guarantees and Pathways
Seattle Central offers transfer admission guarantees and pathways to several universities, including:
California State University, Northridge
California State University, San Marcos
Eastern Washington University
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School
Montana State University
San Francisco State University
State University of New York, College at Oneonta
University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Engineering and Mines
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Washington, Tacoma
Washington State University
Western Washington University
6: Large student body from 70 countries
Seattle Central hosts more than 10,000 U.S. students and 1,800 international students. International students come from more than 70 countries, making Seattle Central one of the most international and diverse community college campuses nationwide.
7: Housing options
Choose from our beautiful and convenient on-campus apartments, off-campus apartments, or homestays.
Seattle Central gives away about $85,000 in scholarships every year. Seattle Central is one of the only institutions to offer scholarship opportunities to both new and current international students.
9: Services, facilities, and opportunities for involvement
Seattle Central offers international students academic advising, personal counseling, workshops, activities and free tutoring. Facilities include a library, computer lab, 2 restaurants, a convenience store, coffee house and an activity center/gym right on campus. With 60+ clubs, there are lots of opportunities to get involved, volunteer, and learn skills outside the classroom.
10: Low tuition and flexible admission
For the 2013-2014 academic year, tuition for the English language program is $7,800. Tuition for college programs is $9,200. We offer 4 terms to choose from each year (fall, winter, spring and summer), providing maximum flexibility to students.