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 college 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, resides in Seattle. Seattle, while frequently shrouded in grey clouds and mist, actually has much less precipitation than many other US cities, despite its soggy reputation. Winter temperatures range from 4°-10°C, with very little snow, while summer highs hover between 24°-29°C. Summer days can be very pleasant – sunny and warm. Students attending Shoreline Community College will fly into Sea-Tac Airport half an hour away from downtown Seattle.
Shoreline Community College opened in 1964 and is located just 20 minutes north of downtown Seattle. 82% of its students are white Caucasian and 11% are Asian or Asian American. Shoreline has articulation agreements with Central Washington University, Seattle University, University of Washington, and many other universities in Washington State. Recent Shoreline graduates have transferred to the University of Washington, Stanford University, and Seattle University. Shoreline has a well-known fine arts program.
Shoreline does not require applicants to have taken the TOEFL. (School Code: 4738)
Shoreline also has a high school completion program for students between the ages of 16 and 20. This program known as Running Start, allows younger students to start accumulating university credit faster and to transfer to a university degree program sooner.