The Mt. San Antonio College campus at sunset.
A view of the Mt. San Antonio College campus from afar


Mt. San Antonio College provides the full college experience without the full college debt. As one of the largest community colleges in California, Mt. SAC is known for providing a top-tier education and extensive student services while keeping classes at just $46 a unit. 

View of the campus and the mountain behind it


The campus sits on 420 rolling acres in Walnut, California, located on the eastern edge of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city of Walnut is considered one of the Best Small Towns to Live In by Money Magazine. A diverse suburb, Walnut is known for its nationally renowned schools and equestrian community. The city combines the charms of rural living with the benefits of being just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles and its incredible cultural and recreational activities.

Mt. San Antonio College serves everyone, from residents to working professionals and international students. Its local College District boundaries encompass the communities of Baldwin Park, Bassett, Charter Oak, Covina, Diamond Bar, the southern portion of Glendora, Hacienda Heights, City of Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina. Learn about our district and trustees.

Three smiling students.

Dynamic Community

At Mt. San Antonio College, diversity is what brings our campus to life. Our students come from unique backgrounds and are all at different places in their lives. Some are here straight from high school, while others have families and full-time jobs, but they are all here for the same reason: to achieve their goals through education. We proudly serve more than 50,000 students from all walks of life. About half of our students are seeking degrees and certificates. The other half are enjoying community programs, workforce development classes and other non-credit courses. Learn more about demographics on our Facts and Stats page.

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Quality Academics 

We pride ourselves on the excellence and variety of our academic programs. With so many different paths to choose from at Mt. SAC, if you start here you can go anywhere.

  • Mt. SAC is a Top 10 California Transfer College
  • 240+ degree and certificate programs to choose from
  • 200+ professional development and community courses
  • Bachelor's degrees designed for Mt. SAC students
  • State-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, and workshops
  • Best technology and top-of-the-line equipment to help students learn
  • Explore our Academic and Training options
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Student Support

Thanks to our thriving campus environment and exciting student teams and clubs, Mt. SAC students get the complete college experience.

A graduate pumped up at commencement.

Unsurpassed Value

As a nonprofit California Community College, Mt. SAC provides fully accredited college courses for just $46 a unit. Private institutions are on average 30 times more costly. Compare costs with other institutions.