Despite its reputation as a rainy city, Seattle is considered one of the most livable cities in the United States. It is a hi-tech city, with a healthy economy powered by companies headquartered in Seattle such as Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon.com, an artistic and cultural city, and a well-educated, liberal city. Seattle has the highest percentage of c ollege graduates of any major U.S. city. Its population is approximately 73% Caucasian (white), one of the highest percentages of Caucasians for a major American city, and 13% Asian American. The world's richest man, Bill Gates,
Edmonds Community College is 20 minutes away from Seattle. It has over 11,000 students with a large international student population of over 500 students from more than 45 countries. Students from Edmonds have transferred to universities including those of: Cornell, UC Berkeley, Purdue University, University of Washington, Central Washington University, University of West Virginia.
Edmonds does not require its applicants to take the TOEFL. (School Code: 4307)
Edmonds also has a high school completion program for international students age 17 and above called Running Start. This program allows students to complete high school diploma and college/university credit simultaneously.