Green River College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Quarter

  • 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


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Green River:  You Can Go Anywhere From Here

Green River College is a public college founded in 1965. Approximately 9,000 students study at Green River, with over 850 international students from 60 plus countries.  Most international students come to Green River for its nationally recognized “2+2” transfer program to top US universities, High School Completion program, Intensive English, and our personal service. 

Awards and Rankings

Green River is not only ranked #1 in Washington State for international student enrollment among community colleges in the USA (IIE, 2020-2021) but also the recipient of the Paul Simon Award for Internationalization. This is the most prestigious award for quality in international higher education and the ultimate endorsement of an institution's commitment to educating global citizens. In November 2021, Green River College was recognized as a top 150 U.S. Community College by Aspen Institute.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Green River College

  1. A leader in university transfer
  2. Award-winning college
  3. Individual advising to help you meet your goals
  4. On-campus student housing
  5. Great programs including Intensive English and High School Completion
  6. Peer mentoring and leadership development programs
  7. Beautiful campus surrounded by forest and trees
  8. University Transfer Pathways agreements with over 40 four-year universities
  9. Active student life on campus
  10. New modern buildings and facilities

A leader in Nationwide University Transfer

Our international students have been admitted to top, world-ranked universities including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, Purdue, University of Michigan, University of Texas-Austin, University of Washington, and many others. In addition, Green River College has Transfer Pathway agreements with over 40 top universities, including universities in Europe and Canada.

A key to each student’s success at Green River and beyond is the individual transfer plan. Every student works with their assigned advisor to develop an individual transfer plan that includes: student’s major, destination transfer universities, and a two-year course plan.

Personal Service

International Programs offers comprehensive services for international students including admission, orientation, housing, advising, activities, peer mentors, High School Completion, and Intensive English. All international students have an assigned advisor based on their major.  New international students are required to take International College Experience and Foundation for Success, a peer mentor program.

Study Abroad – 3, 6, or 9 months

Green River offers European students who are done with high school, but not ready to commit to a major or university, an opportunity to study abroad with Green River College. Students can take classes and live the American college life in Washington, California, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand. Students can choose the program that works best for them.  Check out the Gap Year website for more information.

You Can Go Anywhere From Here

Hearing about the High School Completion program in the US, I was eager to skip two years of high school by attending Green River College.”

Claudia Jennifer - Indonesia
Green River College to UC Berkeley  
Major: Applied Mathematics


Green River College offers a great program that is open to every level of student. You can start from Intensive English classes and transfer to a top university.

Jiacheng Liu - China
Green River College to UCLA
Major: Electrical Engineering


Green River College is where I made my dream come true. I never thought of being admitted to (or even applying for) these prestigious and highly competitive schools when I first started my college journey.

Zohar (Truong) Le - Vietnam
Green River to University of Washington - Seattle
Major: Computer Science


Thanks to Green River College, my success in my studies and the exploration of my interest in aviation have both been made possible. This with a mixture of the great faculty that help you day-in and day-out made this transition of studying abroad amazing “

Jordy Keurntjes - The Netherlands
Green River to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Major: Aeronautical Science 

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See Our Campus, Hear From Our Students

Green River College has a strong social media presence which is powered by our own Social Media Ambassadors.  Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, WeChat and subscribe to us on YouTube.  

Green River College

International Programs 12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn WA 98092-3699
P: 253.288.3300

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn WA 98092
P: (253) 288-3300
For more information: Green River College