Santa Ana College
International Student Office

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    International Business, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Humanities

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 61+, Duolingo: 95+

  • Social Media

Welcome to Santa Ana College!

Santa Ana College, founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Santa Ana College (SAC) is known for its highly regarded academic programs as well as its top-ranked student services. A wide variety of courses are available in business, mathematics and sciences, arts and humanities, and career and technical education. Whether it is for university transfer preparation, career training, or personal development, Santa Ana College is your best choice for advancement! 

Prime Location

Students from all over the world choose Santa Ana College for its beautiful, safe, and culturally diverse campus. Its location in sunny southern California allows for easy access to amusement parks, such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Santa Ana College is located in the heart of Orange County, California. It is a short distance to Los Angeles, Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, and all that Southern California has to offer – Beaches, Snow-capped mountains, and Desert landscapes to explore! Santa Ana is a wonderful place to explore American culture and its diversity in California. With shopping, restaurants, and amazing cultural landmarks nearby, Santa Ana offers you a world of options!

An Affordable Choice

Santa Ana College has great educational values with low tuition fees, state of the art facilities, individualized instruction, small class sizes and personalized attention from our excellent and caring faculty. International students are eligible to apply for scholarships once enrolled, and benefit from many cost-saving programs to reduce the cost of textbooks, also!

Degrees and Certificates

Santa Ana College offers 120 associate degrees in high-demand subjects, certificate programs in 100 occupational specializations and lower division transfer courses for advanced degrees at four-year colleges and universities. Our degree and certificate programs include accounting, art, advertising design, computer graphics, automotive, business administration, management, entrepreneurship, broadcasting, computer information systems, computer science, dance, digital music production, economics, electronics, engineering, entertainment industry management, kinesiology, fashion design and merchandising, fire technology, child development, international business, journalism, library technology, marketing, music, nutrition, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychology, television/video communications, theater arts, and many more.

2+2 Degree Program

The 2+2 degree program is a model used to attain a bachelor’s degree by attending the first two years at a community college for an Associate of Arts or Science (AA/AS) degree and then transferring to a four-year university for a bachelor's degree. Students earn two degrees – AA/AS degree + BA/BS degree – at a fraction of the cost.

After having completed Santa Ana College’s AA/AS degree program and meeting the transfer requirements, students can make an easier transition to complete a bachelor’s degree at the University of California’s ten universities including UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Berkeley; or, at the California State University’s twenty-three universities including CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach; as well as Stanford University and many other top colleges and universities across the United States.

International Student Programs and Services

The International Student Program provides a full range of programs and services to help international students adjust culturally and academically to life in the United States, thus, making Santa Ana College a home away from home. Services include assistance with admissions and registration, and providing programs, workshops, individual support and guidance for living and studying in the USA. The ISP office also connects students to other student services on campus, such as the Career Center, which supports professional development, service-learning, and volunteering experiences in our local community. 

Student Life

Students can participate in a wide variety of clubs, service organizations, and student government, as well as compete in sports. There is a rich and vibrant student community here, with many ways to become active and build your network here in the US!

The International Student Association (ISA) is one of the most exciting student organizations on campus. The ISA promotes cross-cultural exchanges that provide the basis for long-lasting friendships. Barbecues, beach parties, dances, out-of-town trips, and cultural highlights such as the annual International Festival and International Education Week are just some of the many activities held throughout the year. 


Santa Ana College
International Student Office

1530 West 17th Street
Santa Ana CA 92706
P: 714.564.6047
For more information: Santa Ana College
International Student Office