Prospective Students

Known for it's quality education and ideal location in California's scenic Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Junior College is one of the nation’s premier two-year colleges.

Take a Virtual Tour

Below are some videos of the SRJC campus. If you are visiting the area, representatives from the International Student Program would be happy to give you a personal tour of our campus. Please contact Tina Lowe to arrange a tour. 

ISP Campus Tour SRJC Facilities

Student Testimonials

Learn about the experiences of past and current students, get familiar with scenic Sonoma County and the San Francisco Bay Area, and see where an SRJC education can take you!

Daisy (China) Ariana (New Zealand)
Lekkyes (Nigeria) Ayami (Japan)


  • XiaoxiaoXiaoxiaoFlag of China
    Country of Origin: China

    I am very grateful for the tremendous support I have received at SRJC, from instructors who help me study and guide my future transfer, to staff assisting me to obtain working and tax documents.  The international student office at SRJC is filled with people who are thoughtful and care about you.



    Linda LassenLinda LassenFlag of Denmark
    Country of Origin: Denmark

    When I first arrived at SRJC, I was taken good care of by the school. They arranged tours so that I easily would make new friends. It was nice to feel welcome and get to know the international counselor and even the president of the school. I am definitely having the time of my life. :)


  • J TrubovicsFlag of LatviaJevgenijs Trubovics
    Country of Origin: Latvia

    I came to Santa Rosa as an exchange student for a one year high school program. While going to high school I found out that one of the best junior colleges in the nation is located right here in Santa Rosa. These have been a remarkable three years. I've met many wonderful and caring instructors who taught me everything they know with a great passion. I've made many wonderful friends here. All of that thanks to Santa Rosa Junior College, the college that gave me a strong academic background to be accepted at several universities.

  • Menuka ShresthaFlag of NepalMenuka Shrestha
    Country of Origin: Nepal

    I had a dream to come to the USA and get the quality education. SRJC was exactly the college I was looking for. Good and friendly teachers, quality education, friendly environment, and last but not least, good international counselors.

  • Salimata MassalyFlag of SenegalSalimata Massaly
    Country of Origin: Senegal

    I would have never guessed that I would one day attend Santa Rosa Junior College, because being from West Africa, I always targeted famous universities. However SRJC is the place to go for international students because on top of getting a premium education comparable to the one you get at four year schools for the first two years, it is way cheaper. Moreover, you get to have one on one time with the teachers which helps you understand the material better. I have met so many friends, from different countries and I would never forget the wonderful time I had at SRJC.

  • Marcelo Montes DeocaFlag of UruguayMarcelo Montes Deoca
    Country of Origin: Uruguay

    I've been studying at SRJC for almost two years now and it's been great. Applying for admission and enrolling for classes was really easy, instructors and staff in general are very professional and polite. I definitely recommend spending a few semesters here, the experiences you will have and the cultural knowledge you will gain just by being here are invaluable.

  • Thao TranFlag of VietnamThao Tran
    Country of Origin: Vietnam

    SRJC is not only a great place for me to gain knowledge, and to prepare for my career, but it is also a place for me to enjoy my college life and explore new things. With good support services, superb college instruction and a great learning community, SRJC is giving me an opportunity to develop and to expand my abilities. And if anyone asks me how I would grade my college life right now, I would answer them that I would give it an A plus.


Quality Location and Reputation
Students walking on Santa Rosa Junior College campus

Santa Rosa Junior College is a two-year community college located in Sonoma County, California. Founded in 1918, SRJC is regarded as one of the nation’s premier two-year colleges, offering university level courses. We are known for our academic excellence, superb faculty, comprehensive student services, and excellent facilities.

Sonoma County lies just 60 minutes north of San Francisco in the heart of California’s beautiful wine country. Grapes, fruit, farms, fishing, and wine production make this area one of the country’s top tourist destinations, attracting over 7 million visitors per year. There are more than 256 days of blue skies and sunshine per year in Santa Rosa and the college’s location is widely considered to be one of the best in the entire United States.



Academic Excellence

SRJC International Student Program graduates

Students can earn an Associate Degree in two to three years and complete requirements for transfer to universities such as UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University and UC Los Angeles to complete a bachelor’s degree. There are over 100 majors from which to choose. Some popular majors are business, health sciences, computer sciences, culinary arts, and wine studies.


Educational Value

SRJC offers lower tuition costs than universities. Students can complete the first two years of a bachelor degree program at SRJC at a lower cost and then transfer to a university for the last two years to complete the bachelor degree requirements. In addition, English language courses are available. SRJC has transfer agreements with UC and CSU systems and a Transfer Center to help students prepare for a smooth transition from SRJC to the university system.

Educational costs chart 

  • Chart represents the approximate educational costs for international students for one year.
  • UC refers to University of California schools such as UC Berkeley or UC Davis.
  • CSU refers to California State University schools such as San Francisco State or Sonoma State.
  • SRJC refers to Santa Rosa Junior College.

Available Scholarships

The SRJC Foundation provides scholarships to our students (both local and non–resident). International students who have completed 12 semester units at the college may apply for a variety of scholarships.