Green River College

Green River College is a public college founded in 1965. Approximately 9,000 students study at Green River, with over 850 international students from 60 plus countries.  Most international students come to Green River for its nationally recognized “2+2” transfer program to top US universities, High School Completion program, Intensive English, and our personal service. 

Green River:  Where the World Meets

Green River College is a public college founded in 1965. Approximately 9,000 students study at Green River, with over 850 international students from 60 plus countries.  Most international students come to Green River for its nationally recognized “2+2” transfer program to top US universities, High School Completion program, Intensive English, and our personal service. 

Awards and Rankings

Green River is not only ranked #9 in international student enrollment among community colleges in the USA (IIE, 2019-2020), but was also the recipient of the Paul Simon Award for Internationalization. This is the most prestigious award for quality in international higher education and the ultimate endorsement of an institution's commitment to educating global citizens. In November 2021, Green River College was recognized as a top 150 U.S. Community College by Aspen Institute.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Green River College

  1. A leader in university transfer
  2. Award-winning college
  3. Individual advising to help you meet your goals
  4. On-campus student housing
  5. Great programs including Intensive English and High School Completion
  6. Peer mentoring and leadership development programs
  7. Beautiful campus surrounded by forest and trees
  8. University Transfer Pathways agreements with over 40 four-year universities
  9. Active student life on campus
  10. New modern buildings and facilities

A leader in Nationwide University Transfer

Our international students have been admitted to top, world-ranked universities including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, Purdue, University of Michigan, University of Texas-Austin, University of Washington, and many others. In addition, Green River College has Transfer Pathway agreements with over 40 top universities, including universities in Europe and Canada.

A key to each student’s success at Green River and beyond is the individual transfer plan. Every student works with their assigned advisor to develop an individual transfer plan that includes: student’s major, destination transfer universities, and a two-year course plan.

Personal Service

International Programs offers comprehensive services for international students including admission, orientation, housing, advising, activities, peer mentors, High School Completion, and Intensive English. All international students have an assigned advisor based on their major.  New international students are required to take International College Experience and Foundation for Success, a peer mentor program.

Study Abroad – 3, 6 or 9 months

Green River offers European students who are done with high school, but not ready to commit to a major or university, an opportunity to study abroad with Green River College. Students can take classes and live the American college life in Washington, California, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand. Students can choose the program that works best for them.  Check out the Gap Year website for more information.

You Can Go Anywhere From Here

“I chose Green River College for the High School Completion Plus Program…I really appreciate Green River for helping me pursue my dreams. It was a great choice for me.”


Satoe Yokoyama - Japan
Green River College to UC Berkeley  
Major: Biological and Physical Sciences

“During my time at Green River, I learned lessons that I am still using today and without which I would never have gotten into my graduate programs at Oxford and Yale. Not only did I learn how to write papers, argue well and present in front of large groups of people, the extracurricular activities on campus were also pivotal learning experiences.”


Remco Zwetsloot - The Netherlands
Green River College to University College Roosevelt

Major: International Relations
MPhil in International Relations at University of Oxford 

Ph.D. International Relations at Yale University

“My mom told me that sending me to Green River was the best decision she ever made.”


Ming Sun - China
Green River to Cornell University

Major: Engineering
Master in Engineering at MIT

“I believe that it is when you love something that you have a reason to try harder and become better. This was how Green River helped me to get into a top university. “


Ái Mỹ Thái, Vietnam
Green River to Georgia Institute of Technology
Major: Aerospace Engineering 
Currently pursuing Online Master of Science in Analytics at Georgia Tech

See Our Campus, Hear From Our Students

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Tuition

$1,000—$5,000 Quarter

Fast facts

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Affiliation

Public

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Top Programs

Business, Computer Science, Engineering

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Type of School

2yr/Community College



  • School Size

    Medium
  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed
  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

    No
  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes
  • Setting

    Small/College town, Suburban
  • Accreditation and Certification

    NWCCU
  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment, Dormitory

Auburn WA
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International Programs 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA

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