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Green River College
- School Size
- Type of School
- Student Body Gender
- Religious Affiliation
- Scholarships for International Students
- Conditional Admission Available
Business, Computer Science, Engineering
Small/College town, Suburban
Type of Housing
Homestay, Apartment, Dormitory
- Social Media
Green River: Where the World Meets
Green River College is a public college founded in 1965. More than 8,000 students study at Green River, with 1,747 international students from 64 countries. Most international students come to Green River for its nationally recognized “2+2” transfer program to top US universities, its High School Completion Plus program, and personal service.
Green River is not only ranked #10 in international student enrollment among community colleges in the USA (IIE, 2014-2015), but was 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.
Top 10 Reasons to Choose Green River College
- A leader in university transfer
- Award winning college
- Individual advising to help you meet your goals
- On campus student housing
- Great programs including Intensive English and High School Completion
- Peer mentoring and leadership development programs
- Beautiful campus surrounded by forest and trees
- University Transfer Pathways agreements with over 30 four-year universities
- Active student life on campus
- New modern buildings and facilities
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 30 top universities.
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.
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 an International College Experience and Foundation for Success, a peer mentor program.
“You Can Go Anywhere From Here”
“I chose Green River College for the High School Completion Plus Program…I really appreciate Green River for helping me pursue my dreams. It was a great choice for me.”
Satoe Yokoyama, Japan,
Green River to UC Berkeley
Major: Biological and Physical Sciences
“During my time at Green River, I learned lessons that I am still using today and without which I would never have gotten into my graduate programs at Oxford and Yale. Not only did I learn how to write papers, argue well and present in front of large groups of people, the extracurricular activities on campus were also pivotal learning experiences.”
Remco Zwetsloot, The Netherlands
Green River to University College Roosevelt
Major: International Relations
MPhil in International Relations at University of Oxford
Ph.D. International Relations at Yale University
“My mom told me that sending me to Green River was the best decision she ever made.”
Ming Sun, China
Green River to Cornell University
Master’s in Engineering at MIT
“I believe that it is when you love something that you have a reason to try harder and become better. This was how Green River helped me to get into a top university. “
Ái Mỹ Thái, Vietnam,
Green River to Georgia Tech
Major: Aerospace Engineering
See Our Campus, Hear From Our Students
Green River College
International Programs 12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn WA 98092-3699
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn WA 98092
P: (253) 288-3300
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