Santa Monica College, established in 1929, is a two-year public community college located in Santa Monica, California. It is home to over 30,000 undergraduates, and offers more than 90 programs of study; including an Arts Mentor Program and occupational certificate programs. It’s one of the top community colleges in transfers to the UCs, University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University. Students can participate in its various on-campus events, public radio station or write for its award-winning newspaper. Its quirky mascot, Pico the Corsair, named after one of the streets bordering the campus, makes appearances in college home games and does much to keep up the school energy! Actors James Dean and Sean Penn attended classes at Santa Monica College. The institution, with its resources and course offerings, encourages student involvement and growth.