Green River College


Best Engineering college in Washington

Washington, US

  • 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn WA 98092 P: (253) 288-3300
  • (253) 288-3300

Fast Facts

Zip Code


School Size



$1,000—$5,000 Quarter



Type of School

2yr/Community College

Student Body Gender


Religious Affiliation

No Affiliation

Scholarships For International Student


Conditional Admission


Top Programs

Business, Computer Science, Engineering


Small/College town, Suburban

Accreditation and Certification


Type of Housing

Homestay, Apartment, Dormitory

Green River:  Where the World Meets

Green River College is a public college founded in 1965. More than 11,000 students study at Green River, with over 1,300 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, its High School Completion Plus program, and personal service.

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.

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

Green River College has a strong social media presence which is powered by our own Social Media Ambassadors.  Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, WeChat and subscribe to us on YouTube.


2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs , English Programs , Summer

Programs Offered

How does an average 98% first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate sound? Green River College’s licensure exam pass rate is quite assuring for prospective students looking to enroll in their school of nursing.

The class sizes are manageable, allowing 40 students for effective teaching. Their SIM lab is something of awe, as it’s multimedia connected and computerized to give you the best practical learning experience.

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