Golden West College

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • 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

    Liberal Arts, Business Administration, STEM

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    WASC

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, PTE Academic: 45+, Step EIKEN: Pre-1, iTEP: 3.5, Duolingo: 90+

  • Social Media

Golden West College – You Are Welcome Here!

 
Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach in Southern California, Golden West College (GWC) is a medium-size, two-year public college serving over 13,000 students.

GWC offers excellent academic and career focused programs in STEM, Business, Arts and many more. GWC excels in preparing our students for transfer admission to top-notch schools in the California State University (CSU) system and the University of California (UC) system, as well as other private schools.

Opportunities at GWC


  • Associate in Arts Degrees (AA)
  • Associate in Science Degrees (AS)
  • An Outstanding University Transfer Program – UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) for CSU campuses
  • Short-Term Certificates are available in over 35 career programs including: Accounting, Automotive Technology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Design, Digital Media, and many more.

Pathway to Success


Save money on the first two years of your Bachelor's degree. Prepare to transfer to the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), or other prestigious four-year universities. GWC’s transfer rate to California State University is higher than the state and county average.

TOP UC TRANSFER DESTINATIONS

  • UC Irvine (UCI)
  • UC Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • UC Berkeley

TOP CSU TRANSFER DESTINATIONS

  • CSU Long Beach (CSULB)
  • CSU Fullerton (CSUF)
  • CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)

GWC Student Spotlight


 

  • "When I am involved in the International Student Club, I feel more confident and open-minded. The staff is very close and friendly. They are always pleased to help me to understand when I have a question. I really appreciate that!" ~Thu Pham, Vietnam
  • "My experience at GWC was wonderful. I experienced a diverse student body, impressive faculty, and the academic environment was always friendly and helpful." ~Jefery Kusnadi, Indonesia
  • "I am absolutely satisfied with the ISP services. I thank the staff for all the good work and advice they provide us." ~Sofian Amir Hassen, Tunisia

Student Life at GWC


  • Championship Athletics - Over 89 State Championships won!
  • A Safe, Friendly and Multicultural Community — Huntington Beach is consistently ranked among the safest cities in the U.S.
  • Easy Access to Amazing Recreation Activities — 5 miles from Huntington Beach shoreline and 11 miles from Disneyland!

Apply to GWC!


Admission Requirements

  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Proof of Sufficient Funds
  • High school graduation OR be at least 18 years old
Golden West College


International Student Program
15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach CA 92647-2748
P: 714.895.8146
For more information: Golden West College