Santa Rosa Junior College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $10,000 — $15,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, PTE Academic: 45+, ELS: Level 109, iTEP: 3.5, Duolingo: 95+

  • Social Media

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is dedicated to making the college dream accessible to as many students as possible. SRJC is a wise choice for students serious about receiving an excellent education in a friendly, safe and student-focused environment. SRJC has two campuses, a college farm, a public safety training center, and a culinary arts center.

“International education is such an important part of contributing and being a part of the global community. We have students that join us from all parts of the world and become involved in student leadership positions, engage in campus activities, and live in the residence halls. All of that brings a diverse cultural perspective and we are all stronger and better because of it.”

-- Dr. Angelica Garcia, Superintendent/President of Santa Rosa Junior College

Academic Excellence

With a reputation of academic excellence since its founding in 1918, Santa Rosa Junior College is regarded as one of the premier two-year colleges in the United States. SRJC also ranks high among California Community colleges for acceptance rates to the prestigious University of California system, with over 80 percent of SRJC applicants being accepted to a UC campus. Santa Rosa Junior College offers over 100 majors and 150 certificate programs that can be added to a major; superb faculty; comprehensive student services; state-of-the-art classroom facilities and labs; a 148-hectare farm and vineyard that produces award-winning wines; the SRJC Museum, with a collection of over 4,000 artifacts; and a student-run restaurant and bakery. Popular programs of study include business, computer studies, engineering, and wine studies. Alumni transfer to university or go directly to work in the field of their choice. Many international students from SRJC have successfully transferred to top ranked universities, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, San Francisco State University and Cornell University.


Santa Rosa Junior College is just one hour north of San Francisco. There are more than 256 days of blue skies and sunshine per year in Santa Rosa, with a July high around 82 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius) and January low around 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 Celsius). The college’s location is widely considered to be one of the best in the entire United States.  Santa Rosa has been ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 100 best places to live in the United States.  With the Pacific Ocean to the West, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the East, and several lakes and rivers nearby, sailing, hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, surfing, rafting, kayaking and cycling are all easily accessible. San Francisco is easy to get to by public transportation where students can go shopping, ride a cable car, visit museums, experience Fisherman’s Wharf and so much more.

Student Life

Student life is vibrant, and includes conference-winning athletic teams, nationally-ranked speech and debate teams, outstanding theatre arts, music, and dance programs. Santa Rosa Junior College attracts hundreds of students from around the world representing over 50 countries. There are over 40 student clubs at SRJC. The International Club is one of the most active clubs on campus.  Its mission is to promote international awareness and provide all students an international experience. The club is open to current SRJC students, SRJC alumni, and prospective SRJC students. A Facebook group (SRJC International Student Program) is managed by the current international students and is a place where all students can share their experiences, ask questions, organize activities and events, and stay in touch.

International Student Podcasts!

'A Journey to Pay it Forward' - Episode 5 With Duc Pham (Part 1)

'Finding Your Ideal Path in Higher Ed' - Episode 6 With Duc Pham (Part 2)


Student Services

SRJC has international student advisors to assist students with the application process and will issue an I-20 within 2-5 days after receiving all required application documents. The international student counselors will assist students in selecting classes and creating an educational plan to help achieve their goals and will communicate with students throughout the process.

Other services for international students include:

  • Comprehensive welcome days before the semester begins to introduce staff, provide students an opportunity to socialize and meet other students, tour the campus, and visit local area attractions.
  • A transfer center to help students select and apply to universities. Our transfer center also arranges free trips to nearby university campuses.
  • Tutorial lab, math lab, college skills lab, and a writing center to help students succeed academically.
  • International Student Program staff who are available to help students find answers and resources needed throughout their time at SRJC.


Santa Rosa Junior College offers courses on a semester schedule--fall, spring, and summer--and can accept new students for the fall and spring semesters.

Application deadline

For Fall semester – June 1 (classes start in mid-August)
For Spring semester – November 1 (classes start in mid-January)

English Proficiency Requirement:

TOEFL: 61 (iBT)

IELTS: Level 5.5

GTEC: 1100

iTEP Academic: 3.5-3.9

Duolingo: 95

Destination Davis: Level 600

SSALI (Sonoma State American Language Institute): Level 500

ELS: Level 109

EC: Level –B2

Students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement should consider attending an intensive English program such as those offered by Destination Davis, ELS, EC, Kaplan, or SSALI.

Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa CA 95401
P: +1.707.524.1751
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