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College of the Canyons

Check whether College of the Canyons is right for you as an international student.


Uni facts

Santa Clarita, USA
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    7242
  • International students
    122
  • Nationalities
    37
  • Total programs
    94
  • Acceptance rate
    95%

Study abroad at the College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons (COC) is an outstanding public community college located in Santa Clarita, an American city in Southern California, USA. It’s a member of the California Community College system and has campuses in Canyon Country and Valencia.

Founded in 1969, the College has developed a reputation for excellence, innovation, and student success. The fantastic staff goes above and beyond to meet the academic needs of their students and help them achieve their dreams.

There is an extensive number of programs available to study at COC. The College provides over 240 dynamic courses - there’s something for every interest. Programs are taught at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

COC’s campus houses some excellent student facilities. International students enrolled at the College have free access to amazing sports fields, state-of-the-art learning centers, spacious study labs, a great book store, and a roomy library.

Why study at the College of the Canyons?

  • Fabulous partnerships

    COC has connections with numerous businesses and universities

  • Brilliant student support

    Gain guidance from friendly academics and staff

  • Flexible schedules

    Individualized educational plans to help students achieve their goals

  • Beautiful location

    Santa Clarita is an awesome city with lots to see and experience

Life as an international student

COC is bursting with cultural diversity. There are currently international students from 37 countries attending the College, and an increasing number of overseas students from across the world are choosing to study at COC every year.

The wonderful staff at COC understand that it's not easy for students to leave their family and friends to study in America, and they’re always available if you need help or have any concerns - they’re always someone by your side.

There are over 60 student clubs on campus, making it very easy for international students to make friends and expand their knowledge and skills. Whether you’re interested in culture, religion, or music, there’s a club for it at COC.

Student reviews for College of the Canyons

Overall rating
4.13333333 stars
Based on 12 reviews
Overall experience
4.4167 stars
Accommodation
4.1667 stars
Academic
3.9167 stars
University facilities
4.25 stars
University social
3.9167 stars
  • Qian-Hui Yu
    Taiwan, Province of China
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    2 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    College of the Canyons Accounting
    Tell us about College of the Canyons
    The facilities and the societies are great but the social life is not well-developed.
  • Migle Lapinskaite
    Lithuania
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    College of the Canyons English Language
    Tell us about College of the Canyons
    College professors are very friendly and students are happy to help if you need help. Professors help if there is uncertainty. The International Student Program provides events for students to get to know each other.
  • Alfredo De La Cruz Santos
    Peru
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    College of the Canyons Nursing
    Tell us about College of the Canyons
    I've had the best experience during my studies and everyone is helpful especially the counselors.
  • Brian Snoek
    Germany
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    College of the Canyons Kinesiology
    Tell us about College of the Canyons
    I like CoC, everybody is friendly the facilities are modern. The only thing is because of COVID we can’t really be on campus.
  • Axel Basbayou
    France
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    College of the Canyons Hospitality Management
    Tell us about College of the Canyons
    COC and the ISP department try to support international students well.

What College of the Canyons says

  • Maritza Munzon

    Maritza Munzon

    College of the Canyons International Service and Programs Technician
    Maritza Munzon says

    99.9% of COC international students, who follow their education plan and want to transfer, transfer to a four-year college or university.

    COC is located in Santa Clarita - a safe, beautiful community located nearby some of California's most famous attractions, such as Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Disneyland, and many more.

    We have two campuses where students can take classes and we have just built a brand new Science building with state-of-the-art facilities!

    From the day we receive your application until the time you graduate or transfer to a four-year university, we will help you with things such as the visa process and finding housing. College of the Canyons wants you to be comfortable in your academic and social communities.

    We offer flexible class schedules, with more than 60 fields of study. Our motto is "start here and go anywhere"!

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs 3
    • Group Study Rooms 5
    • Quiet Areas 5
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops 800
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity 3
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio 1
    • Swimming Pool 1
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking 15
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 4
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition - $10,000 per year

Location

College of the Canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355, United States

Santa Clarita is a remarkable place to live and study. There’s a wealth of things to explore. It’s full of tremendous restaurants, social venues, and tourist attractions. Downtown Los Angeles is only 30 miles away - making it perfect for keen explorers.

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Visa requirements for the College of the Canyons

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements