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#1 Acupuncture School in Calif.

best acupuncture school sealEmperor’s College is currently ranked the #1 acupuncture school in Los Angeles, #1 in California, and among the top 2 colleges in the country. Learn more about the acupuncture school rankings here.


100% CALE Pass Rate- Again! 

Top CALE Pass RateFor the second time in a row, 100% of Emperor’s College grads that took the California Acupuncture License Exam for the first time passed. All thirty-one Emperor’s’ first-time test takers passed in 2017, an unprecedented accomplishment. More


Dr Zhang teaching acupuncture school studentsACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Emperor’s College is widely recognized as one of the best acupuncture schools in the country and among the small handful of elite programs in the world. Learn more about our fully accredited Master’s degree programs. Scholarships and Financial Aid are available.

Dr Kim teaches acupuncture studentsWORLD-CLASS FACULTY: Learn more about the amazing teachers and clinical supervisors at Emperor’s College that you’ll be working with, including the founder of the college, Dr. Bong Dal Kim.

DAOM programDAOM: Emperor’s College is one of only nine acupuncture schools in the country to offer a fully accredited Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree, the highest degree attainable in the field. The program is widely recognized as the gold-standard of DAOM programs, learn more here.


Acupuncture school studentUNPARALLELED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: Emperor’s College is widely recognized for providing the best clinical training program of any acupuncture school in the nation. Learn more about the educational experience through our community acupuncture clinic, one of the busiest acupuncture clinics in the country.

Emperor's College students helping at Special Olympics World GamesEXTERNSHIPS AND UNIQUE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Learn more about our world-class externships, community service opportunities, wide assortment of electives, and academic concentrations. You won’t find opportunities like these at any other acupuncture college.

top acupuncture schoolLEADERS IN THE FIELD: Emperor’s College graduates have gone on to have thriving six-figure practices, written important books in the field, direct acupuncture programs in medical centers, become editors at widely read publications like the Huffington Post, and head other acupuncture colleges.

Dig a Little Deeper Into The Programs


Santa Monica CaliforniaIt’s a really exciting time to be in the healthcare field in general, and a practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in particular. New and important doors have, and are continuing, to open to licensed acupuncturists that were previously closed. We at Emperor’s College are incredibly passionate about and committed to what we do and are extremely excited about the future…your future!

“One of the top acupuncture schools in the country…in one of the most beautiful cities in the country”

Emperor’s College is based in beautiful Santa Monica, California, a friendly mid-sized beach town adjacent to Los Angeles. The Santa Monica/west Los Angeles area is widely recognized for being at the forefront of the health and wellness field and we are proud to be leading the way along with our neighbors and strategic partners at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical CenterBeing Alive, a non-profit organization serving people living with HIV/AIDS; the Simms-Mann Integrative Pain Center at the Venice Family Clinic, a Federally-Qualified Community Health Center; and elsewhere.

Many of our graduates have gone on to become pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy and research in the field. Won’t you join them and us as we change the face of medicine in the United States? The future of natural, holistic medicine is indeed here!

We’re here to help you figure out whether acupuncture school is right for you.
Give our career counselors a call at 310.453.8300 ext.119, or click here to email.

Learn Why Students Chose Emperor’s


Acupuncture college open houseOpen Houses: The next Open Houses for prospective MTOM students will be Saturday April 27, 2019. Click here for more information.

acupuncture college accelerated programPre-Med and Pre-PT grads, nurses and PAs, MDs, NDs, DCs, ODs –you likely qualify for an accelerated program. Learn more.

acupuncture school opening seriesNot sure if acupuncture school is right for you? Or maybe you only have time in your schedule for one class; check this out: Opening Series!

GI Bill badgeThe GI Bill® can pay for you to attend Emperor’s College. Click here to learn more and contact our Veteran’s Liaison.

Emperor’s College, Santa Monica Community Acupuncture Clinic
1807 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, 90403

Clinic Hours

Monday 8am-9pm
Sunday12:30pm- 9pm

Clinic Appointments

Clinic Treatment Fees
$45- Faculty Supervised Intern
$30- Faculty Theater
$15- Ear Acupuncture Clinic
$50- Licensed Doctoral Clinic

More Information on Fees

An Acupuncture Clinic For Everyone
With some of the top Oriental Medicine practitioners in the world, Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic is one of California’s most trusted health and wellness centers, providing an integrative approach to family medicine since 1983. Learn More.

Military Veterans
We are committed to the health and well-being of active military personnel and vets. Both qualify for 6 free treatments and thereafter receive treatments at the preferred discounted rate of $25 per treatment. Additional free treatments are available in the ear acupuncture clinic.  Learn More

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information: emperors.edu/disclosures.