About South Mountain Community College

Founded in 1979, South Mountain Community College. is a college. Located in Arizona, which is a city setting in Arizona, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,058 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The South Mountain Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 60 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at South Mountain Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at SMCC are considered , with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at South Mountain Community College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    17 Students rated on-campus housing 2.5 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    6 Students rated off-campus housing 4.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    21 Students rated campus food 4.1 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    21 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    21 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 90 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    21 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    21 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    21 Students rated academics 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

South Mountain Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of South Mountain Community College?

18 Students rated South Mountain Community College

Hannah - 11/30/2019

SMCC is I good place to go when you want to save money. The people there is very nice and they help you in anyway they can. The professors there are the same professors that teach universities, so I know that I am getting the same education as if I was in a university.

Lukas - 05/27/2019

It is a great school, I went there to get my credits and transfer. that being said I took part in the Math/Science/Engineering portion of the school so I am not too sure about the art classes. but from what I experienced the professors were kind, informative, and most importantly there to help when needed and even when not.

Erika - 02/24/2019

South Mountain has been an unexpectedly great school and I have enjoyed the time I have been there. The teachers have been so engaged to their students and patiently take their time to give the attention their students need. Students have a lot of resources for every subject at school and are offered so much help. I feel like people don't really think community colleges aren't as good as Universities but I disagree, the attention these teachers give you you would not be able to get at a university .

Paige - 12/29/2018

I haven't attended a college quite like this. In fact, although it is different, I love it entirely. The classes are small, and each professor acts as if we are on the same level. Things become personal, and it makes feeling like college isn't just a classroom really worth every hour spent.

South Mountain Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at South Mountain Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for South Mountain Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As a high school senior I was excited to be entering into my college years. I originally went to Ivy Tech State College in Indiana full time. I started slacking, majorly. The fact that I was paying for college with mutual funds left by my Grandmother there were no rules to stay enrolled like there is with financial aid. So, I did poorly when I would actually go. Resulting in being dropped because of numerous absences and left with nothing to show for all the money spent. I then went to another college and did the same thing. Once realizing this is something I NEED in life I applied for financial and started attending every scheduled class on time and trying my hardest. I didn't realize the importance of ataining higher education as I do now. I should have told myself that in my life not going to college isn't an option. Not only because I am passionate about the degree in which I am slowly achieving but also because there isn't any reason one should pass up the opportunity to be able to learn and grow in a safe environment.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    That they are flexible and understand that issues do come about and they can be there to help resovle them.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    They are fun and exciting people that I get along with and enjoy being around.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Out of all the things I wish I knew about South Mountain before I went there, would be of the number of scholarships that are available.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Some of the courses needed to take in order to graduate are unnecesary. I know that they are a requirement but I believe the students should have more of a variety of classes to pick from to recieve the same amount of credits in order to graduate.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    South Mountain is a very diverse college. Anyone can attend school here. I always felt comfortable there and there are activities and groups for everyone. All the Student Service Administration is very helpful and kind. South Mountain is a place for anyone and everyone.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I feel that anyone who wants a chance to better themselves, and make something out of their life should attend any college, regardless of how old they are or what obstacles they have in their life?s.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school has less students in a class than at a university. The teachers actually help you one on one and they know your name appose to just being a face in the crowd. Our campus withholds the oppurtunity for the students to make careers at the school while still being a student, it is an aid to help you find work. It also prepares high school students as they journey with the ACE (Achieving College Education) program. This is a program that allows students that are high school sophmores to take college courses.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    South Mountain Community College is a great school, great campus, great teacher, and overall just a great college

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    South Mountain Community College is simpe, small, quick. Viewing everyone more as individuals than just a number.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is best known for its diversity, and dedicated professor.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school would be the fact that I am unable to buy books until some sort of financial aid is granted. If it were not for my mother I would be bookless 2 weeks into my courses. Also the fact it doesn't have my major which is Interior Design so I am just getting my prerequisites then I will transfer.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

81% of students attending South Mountain Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 64% were awarded federal grants. While 15% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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