Golden West College (GWC) is a community college based in Huntington Beach. It's part of the Coast Community College District and the California Community College system. It offers students an affordable education through the following academic opportunities:
- University Transfer Preparation
- Associate in Arts or Science Degrees
- Certificate programs
The transfer rate from GWC to California State University is higher than the average in the state and county, and the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee system guarantees eligible students admission to specific UC campuses.
More than 60 major options offer students a wide variety of study paths, covering areas in arts, languages, social sciences, healthcare, and much more. The college is known for its academic excellence, and teaching is enriched by industry-standard learning facilities.
International students benefit from the Center for Global and Cultural Programs where they receive high-quality dedicated support to enhance their studies. Friendly counselors are specialists in international student advising, providing support with all areas of international student life. This includes advice on academic planning, accommodation, and immigration. There are also ESL courses for those who wish to improve their English language proficiency.
There are many opportunities for experiential learning, where students can get involved with leadership and co-curricular activities. Outside of their studies, there are plenty of social experiences to enjoy, such as the many student-run clubs and organizations.
Founded in 1965, GWC's campus is spread over 120 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, where 13,000 students study. Huntington Beach is in the heart of Southern California, just 30 miles south of Los Angeles.