Green River College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Quarter

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting

    Small/College town, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Social Media

Green River:  Where the World Meets

Green River College is a public college founded in 1965. More than 8,000 students study at Green River, with 1,747 international students from 64 countries.  Most international students come to Green River for its nationally recognized “2+2” transfer program to top US universities, its High School Completion Plus program, and personal service. 

Green River is not only ranked #10 in international student enrollment among community colleges in the USA (IIE, 2014-2015), but was also the recipient of the Paul Simon Award for Internationalization. This is the most prestigious award for quality in international higher education and the ultimate endorsement of an institution's commitment to educating global citizens.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Green River College

  1. A leader in university transfer
  2. Award winning college
  3. Individual advising to help you meet your goals
  4. On campus student housing
  5. Great programs including Intensive English and High School Completion
  6. Peer mentoring and leadership development programs
  7. Beautiful campus surrounded by forest and trees
  8. University Transfer Pathways agreements with over 30 four-year universities
  9. Active student life on campus
  10. New modern buildings and facilities

Leader in Nationwide University Transfer

Our international students have been admitted to top, world-ranked universities including: UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, Purdue, University of Michigan, University of Texas-Austin, University of Washington and many others. In addition, Green River College has Transfer Pathway agreements with over 30 top universities.

A key to each student’s success at Green River and beyond is the individual transfer plan. Every student works with their assigned advisor to develop an individual transfer plan that includes: student’s major, destination transfer universities, and a two-year course plan.

Personal Service

International Programs offers comprehensive services for international students including: admission, orientation, housing, advising, activities, peer mentors, High School Completion, and Intensive English. All international students have an assigned advisor based on their major.  New international students are required to take an International College Experience and Foundation for Success, a peer mentor program.

Take a Gap Year – 3, 6 or 9 months

Green River offers European students who are done with high school, but not ready to commit to a major or university, an opportunity to take a Gap Year with Green River College. Students can take classes and live the American college life in Washington, California, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Students can choose the program that works best for them.  Check out the Gap Year website for more information.

“You Can Go Anywhere From Here”

“I chose Green River College for the High School Completion Plus Program…I really appreciate Green River for helping me pursue my dreams. It was a great choice for me.”

Satoe Yokoyama, Japan, 
Green River to UC Berkeley  
Major: Biological and Physical Sciences


“During my time at Green River, I learned lessons that I am still using today and without which I would never have gotten into my graduate programs at Oxford and Yale. Not only did I learn how to write papers, argue well and present in front of large groups of people, the extracurricular activities on campus were also pivotal learning experiences.”

Remco Zwetsloot, The Netherlands
Green River to University College Roosevelt

Major: International Relations
MPhil in International Relations at University of Oxford 

Ph.D. International Relations at Yale University


“My mom told me that sending me to Green River was the best decision she ever made.”

Ming Sun, China
Green River to Cornell University

Major: Engineering
Master’s in Engineering at MIT


“I believe that it is when you love something that you have a reason to try harder and become better. This was how Green River helped me to get into a top university. “

Ái Mỹ Thái, Vietnam,
Green River to Georgia Tech
Major: Aerospace Engineering

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Green River College
Green River College

International Programs 12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn WA 98092-3699
P: 253.288.3300

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn WA 98092
P: (253) 288-3300
For more information: Green River College