Santa Rosa Junior College

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting

    Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    WASC

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 50 +, IELTS: Band 5.5 +

  • Social Media

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is dedicated to making the college dream accessible to as many students as possible. SRJC is a wise choice for students serious about receiving an excellent education in a friendly, safe and student-focused environment.  SRJC has two campuses, a college farm, public safety training center, and student-run restaurant and bakery. 

According to a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Santa Rosa Junior College is one of the best colleges to work for in the United States. For four consecutive years the College has received this distinction.  SRJC is one of only two California community colleges to earn this distinction and one of only 12 community colleges nationwide to be named on the Honor Roll. Great Colleges to Work For® is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.

 “Santa Rosa Junior College has a proud history of nearly 100 years of service to students and the community.  A dedicated Board of Trustees and our staff, faculty, and administrators are committed, above all, to helping students succeed. Our employees support our diverse student body and one another with talent, compassion, creativity, open-mindedness, and joy. Sonoma County is a beautiful place to work and live, with a community invested in education, sustainability, and community pride.”

--- Dr. Frank Chong, Superintendent/President of Santa Rosa Junior College

Academic Excellence

With a reputation of academic excellence since its founding in 1918, Santa Rosa Junior College is regarded as one of the premier two-year colleges in the United States. SRJC also ranks #1 among large California Community colleges for acceptance rates to the prestigious University of California system. Santa Rosa Junior College offers over 100 majors and 150 certificate programs; superb faculty; comprehensive student services; state-of-the-art classroom facilities and labs; a 148-hectare farm and vineyard that produces award-winning wines; the SRJC Museum, with a collection of over 4,000 artifacts; and the largest planetarium in the California Community College System. Popular programs of study include business, computer studies, engineering, nursing, viticulture, and hospitality. Alumni transfer to university or go directly to work in the field of their choice. Many international students from SRJC have successfully transferred to top ranked universities, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, San Francisco State University and Cornell University.

Location

Santa Rosa Junior College is just one hour north of San Francisco. There are more than 256 days of blue skies and sunshine per year in Santa Rosa, with a July high around 82 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius) and January low around 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 Celsius).  The college’s location is widely considered to be one of the best in the entire United States.  Santa Rosa has been ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the 100 best places to live in the United States.  With the Pacific Ocean to the West, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the East, and several lakes and rivers nearby, sailing, hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, surfing, rafting, kayaking and cycling are all easily accessible. San Francisco is easy to get to by public transportation where students can go shopping, ride a cable car, visit museums, experience Fisherman’s Wharf and so much more.

Student Life

Student life is vibrant including conference-winning athletic teams, nationally-ranked speech and debate teams, and outstanding theatre arts, music and dance programs. Santa Rosa Junior College attracts hundreds of students from around the world representing over 50 countries.  There are over 40 student clubs at SRJC.  The International Club is one of the most active clubs on campus.  Its mission is to promote international awareness and provide all students an international experience.  The club is open to current SRJC students, SRJC alumni, and prospective SRJC students.  A Facebook group (SRJC International Club) is managed by the current international students and is a place where all students can share their experiences, ask questions, organize activities and events, and stay in touch.

Student Services

SRJC has International Student Advisors to assist students with the application process and will issue an I-20 within 2-5 days after receiving all required application documents.  The international counselor will assist students in selecting classes and creating an educational plan to help achieve their goals and will communicate with students via email or Skype.

Other services provided international students include:

  • Comprehensive welcome days before the semester begins to introduce staff, provide students an opportunity to socialize and meet other students, tour the campus, and visit local area attractions.
  • A transfer center to help students select and apply to universities.
  • Tutorial lab, math lab, college skills lab, and a writing center to help students succeed academically.
  • International Student Program staff who are available to help students find answers and resources needed throughout their time at SRJC.

Admission

Santa Rosa Junior College offers courses on a semester schedule--fall, spring and summer--and can accept new students for any of these semesters.

Application deadline

For Fall semester – Mid-June (classes start in mid-August)
For Spring semester – Mid-November (classes start in mid-January)
For Summer semester – Mid-April (classes start in mid-June)

English Proficiency Test Score Requirements:

TOEFL – 58 (iBT) or 493 (PBT)
IELTS – Level 5.5
ITEP – Level 4
EIKEN – 2A
ELS Language Schools – Level 109

SSALI (Sonoma State American Language Institute) – Level 500

Students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement should consider attending an intensive English program such as those offered by ELS or SSALI.

An ELS Center will be opening on the Santa Rosa Campus on July 24, 2017.

Santa Rosa Junior College


1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa CA 95401
P: +1.707.527-4509
For more information: Santa Rosa Junior College