Los Angeles City College
International Student Program

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Film Studies, Music

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 45+, iTEP: 3.4, PTE Academic: 40+, Duolingo: 70+, IELTS: Band 4.5+

  • Social Media

Los Angeles, California
Land of Sun, Recreation and Culture

Los Angeles City College is the oldest College in the Los Angeles Community District. It is located on 48 acres in Hollywood, five miles from Downtown Los Angeles. The climate and physical location are ideal, with an average annual temperature of 78 and 330 days of sunshine every year. Residents of Los Angeles are within one hour of the Pacific Ocean and the San Gabriel Mountains, where one could go swimming in the morning and snow skiing in the afternoon. As a cultural center there are concerts, ballets, plays, musicals, museums, sporting events, held in such places as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Universal Studios, The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Dodger Stadium, Greek Theater, Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland and the Hollywood Walk of Stars. Cultural, social and recreational activities are literally available 12 months out of the year.


As a comprehensive community college, Los Angeles City College (LACC) offers courses and programs designed to provide students with the information, knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to function effectively and creatively in public, vocational, and personal life situations.

Los Angeles City College will provide educational opportunities for students through the following means:

  • General education classes required for transfer and Associate degree programs.
  • Liberal Arts majors leading to the Associate degree and transfer.
  • Vocational training majors leading to certificates of completion, the Associate degree, or transfer.

Student support services to help students achieve their educational objectives and foster the personal development of students. The college offers a variety of classes and programs from basic skill trainings in math and English to Honors programs. LACC helps students transfer to competitive universities as juniors, enter high-paying jobs and enable them to advance in their careers.


Los Angeles City College

The Campus

The students at Los Angeles City College come from every corner of the world and reflect Los Angeles' multicultural community. Students range in age from late teens to seniors. Located in Hollywood, Los Angeles City College campus is set on 48 attractive acres. The college facilities include more than a dozen multi-story classroom buildings including a library, theater, gyms, and Communication Center housing TV and film studios. Los Angeles City College is a commuter campus and does not provide residence halls. Apartment and room rentals as well as shared POD living can be found in the surrounding community. If you drive to campus, parking is available for a fee. LACC is also reachable through public transportation by bus, or the Red Line Metro system. There is ample opportunity for students to participate in the many clubs and student organizations on campus. The Associate Student Body of Government sponsors a mix of academic and extracurricular events to enhance the social and cultural climate on campus. LACC has organized and maintained programs for both men and women. Contact sports are offered in badminton, baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track-and-field and cross-country. For the past six years the men's basketball team has held the title of Conference Champions.

LACC alumni include notable educators; civic leaders and politicians; business leaders; Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winners; medical and technology professionals and a Nobel Laureate. Our math and debate teams are nationally recognized and our theater and cinema-television programs are among the best in the country. Our classroom experience is more intimate than large universities, and our smaller class sizes allow for more student/teacher interaction.

International Students

Academic session and check-in are required for all new international students and takes place over several days prior to each semester. The Academic session introduces the new student to the College's programs, services, procedures, and campus grounds through group orientation sessions conducted by an counselors and International Office Personnel. All new students who are attending a credited college program in the U.S. are required to enrollment in a Personal Development classe designated for F-1 students. The college is on the semester system, with fall semester classes running from August through December; spring semester classes meeting from January through May, and summer sessions scheduled from June through August. International Students with F-1 Visas pay approximately USD$4,750.00 for 12 units per semester (fees and tuition). Additional units beyond the minimum required 12 will be charged by the units.

*Enrollment fees and tuition subject to change.

Los Angeles City College
International Student Program

855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
P: 323.953.4000, ext. 2470
For more information: Los Angeles City College
International Student Program