A SAFE, CONVENIENT LOCATION MiraCosta College is located in a safe, suburban environment with some of the best year round weather in the USA.
POPULAR CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE PROGRAMS – You can choose from more than 70 short-term certificate programs and 50 Associate degree programs in popular majors like business, education, information technology, and performing arts.
LOW TUITION PRICES – Save $5000 - $10,000 each year by studying at MiraCosta College instead of a public or private four-year university.
UNIVERSITY TRANSFER OPTIONS - MiraCosta College’s Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs) with many top four-year universities in California allow you to earn credit for the first two years of your bachelors degree program at MiraCosta College. These transfer guarantees and our high-quality education helps MiraCosta College to consistently have one of the highest university transfer rates in California.
PERSONAL ATTENTION – A low average class size and a wide variety of international student services provides you with the kind of support you need to succeed and achieve your education goals.
NO TOEFL EXAM REQUIRED – Our English Language Institute (ELI) on campus can help you develop the English and college study skills you need to succeed at an American college. Students who successfully complete the ELI program and receive a satisfactory score on our placement exam can enter our certificate or degree programs without taking the TOEFL exam.
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I received admissions from UC Berkeley, UCSD, UCLA, Georgia Institute of Technology and Washington University in St. Louis. I strongly believe that the quality of the classes at MiraCosta are excellent that prepared me for junior and senior level courses. Ghaidan from Yeman, transferred to Washington University in St. Louis. to complete a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Sayuri from Japan began taking beginning English as a Second
Language (ESL) classes at MiraCosta College, and in spring 2009, Sayuri earned the College's Medal of Honor, the highest academic award a MiraCosta College student can achieve. Sayuri transferred to San Diego State University and to complete a bachelo'r degree in Business.
"MiraCosta has excellent professors that encourage student to become critical thinkers. I met so many wonderful people from different backgrounds at MiraCosta that have really changed the way I look at the world.” Charlotte from Sweden, transferred to San Francisco State University to complete a bachelor’s degree in Print and Broadcast Journalism
“For two years, MiraCosta helped me to reach my ultimate goal, transferring to University of California at Berkeley. MiraCosta has extremely wonderful professors, who always want to help you. You will accomplish your dream if you take advantage of all the great programs that MiraCosta offers. Soo Hyun from Korea, transferred to UC Berkeley to complete a bachelor's degree in English.