Green River College

Green River College is a fully accredited two-year community college near Seattle, Washington and only a short drive from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Our beautiful, safe, and friendly campus is an excellent study environment, attracting 9,000 students including over 1,700 international students from 67 different countries.

Programs of Study

We offer a wide variety of educational options including: Intensive English as a Second Language Program (IESL), University Transfer, and High School Completion Plus. GRC offers Associates degrees. Students choose Green River for its quality education, small classes, lower cost, dedicated faculty, great advising, friendly staff, and on-campus housing.

Specialists in Transfer to Top US Universities

GRC international students have transferred to excellent universities including: UC Berkeley, Brown, UCLA, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, University of Washington and many others.

Each student is assigned International Student Advisors give individual, step-by-step academic and transfer planning to help students achieve their goals.

Academic education at Green River provides students with the first two years of their four-year degree at a low cost. Students take general courses in English, math, humanities, science, social science, creative arts, physical education for their bachelor’s degree. The most popular majors at GRC are Business, Engineering, Computer Science, and Aviation. There are 75 academic programs offered at GRC. Green River prepares students to transfer to a university as a third-year student.

Transfer areas include:

  • Art/design
  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Pre-medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations

And More…
Student Services: International student advisors provide personal help with orientation, registration, cultural adjustment, and transfer advising. Activity coordinators and student leaders organize a wide variety of fun social activities on campus. They also host off-campus trips that encourage students to explore Seattle and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Location: Green River College is located in the suburban community of Auburn, Washington, which is about 30 minutes from Seattle. Students enjoy studying on the tree-filled campus, learning in new buildings and having good options for housing. Students may live in on-campus housing in the Campus Corner Apartments, or with a local American host family in their house (homestay option), or in an off campus apartment the student finds on their own. Most students live in a homestay or in the Campus Corner Apartments.

Cost: Students save money attending Green River Community College for two years before they transfer to a university. The cost of attendance for one year at GRCC is more than half the price of a university for international students. Plus students enjoy smaller class sizes and excellent personal advising. The value of a Green River education is remarkable considering the benefits to students.