Golden West College

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

    Liberal Arts, Business Administration, STEM

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • 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



  • "GWC has taught me to dream big and follow my dream, even it sounds impossible, I dream it anyway because if plan A doesn't work, there are still 25 letters in the alphabet." ~ Oliver Tran, 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

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.
  • 10 minutes from Huntington Beach shoreline and 20 minutes to Disneyland!

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

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.


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


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

GWC Student Spotlight

Jasmin Davari, Germany


Meet Our Faculty

Michelle Palma
Professor, Geography

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