College Information


Seattle skylineGreen River College is located on a 186-acre campus in Auburn, Washington, a city with a population of 35,000. Auburn has a large shopping mall as well as several movie theaters, parks, and athletic facilities.

  • 45 minutes to Seattle
  • 25 minutes to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • 2 1/2 hours to Vancouver, Canada
  • 2 hours to the Pacific Ocean beaches
  • 2 hours to Los Angeles (by plane)
  • 1 hour to San Francisco (by plane)

About the Seattle Area

Nearby Seattle is a major international city, home to Microsoft, and Starbucks Coffee, Boeing, and RealNetworks. See Seattle at a Glance slideshow.


A bicyclist wearing a scarf of a US flag enjoying the view of Lake Union and downtown Seattle from Gasworks Park. The climate is moderate with a limited amount of extreme high or low temperatures. The precipitation (rain) is enough to keep the area lush and green, which is why Washington is known as the "Evergreen State".

Average temperature ranges:

January: 2 C - 7 C (34 F - 44 F)

July: 12 C - 26 C (53 F - 75 F)

October: 6 C - 16 C (43 F - 61 F)



Pioneer Square located in downtown Seattle.Alternative music scene, world-famous bands, and traveling Broadway shows, waterfront shops and restaurants.

Major Seattle area attractions include Pioneer Square, the 5th Avenue Theater, which hosts touring Broadway shows and original programming; the Frye Art Museum, a showcase for visual art of the highest quality, where admission is always free; the Museum of Flight, a premier air and space museum; the Seattle Aquarium, a waterfront center for the conservation and study of aquatic life; the Seattle Art Museum, home to ongoing and temporary exhibits, plus indigenous art from the Americas, Africa, and Asia; the Seattle Symphony, presenting symphonic music in its acoustically exquisite home, Benaroya Hall; the Woodland Park Zoo, a hub of animal conservation that attracts over a million visitors a year; and of course the renowned 184-meter tall Space Needle in Seattle Center, next to the Experience Music Project.

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