Foothill College / De Anza College Los Altos Hills CA

Foothill College / De Anza College

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting

    Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools, WASC

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 60 +, IELTS: Band 6 +

  • Social Media

When you choose Foothill or De Anza College you will unlock a world of opportunities.  Whether it’s your goal to begin your studies with us and then transfer to a top university, experience a Californian lifestyle, change the world….or all of the above, your pathway to success starts here.  With us, you will complete the first two years of your four-year bachelor’s degree program and then transfer into the third year of study at any university in the United States.  Located in the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area and recognized as innovative and forward-thinking, we offer flexible admission to over 100 majors, and guaranteed or preferred admission to 19 universities, including 7 University of California campuses.

Your Success Starts Here! 

  • Ranked #1 for the highest number of students transferred to University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems combined.
  • 289 international transfer students were recently accepted to UC Berkeley,140 to UCLA, 344 to UC San Diego, and 385 to UC Davis in Fall 2015
  • International students were also accepted to MIT, Stanford, USC, Yale, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Cal Tech, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, University of Indiana, and many more.
  • Affordable tuition - $6,700 per year
  • Flexible admission 3 times a year with no SAT requirement
  • Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, near San Francisco, home to more than 6000 top companies including Google, Apple, Facebook, Tesla, NASA Research Labs and more.
  • Guest speakers on campus in our Celebrity Forum series have included Bill Clinton, Steve Wozniak, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Yo-Yo Ma, Queen Noor of Jordan, Michio Kaku, Anderson Cooper, and more.  International students get free tickets!
  • Alumni include Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak (who later transferred to UC Berkeley) and Steve Jobs.

Strong Academics and Support

At Foothill or De Anza you will learn in an academic environment, using state of the art laboratories, and the latest technology.  Our faculty includes nationally recognized Fulbright scholars, California Professors of the Year, and other top professionals and award winners in their fields.  They’ve joined our faculty because they love teaching and working with our students.  Our classes feature small size, individual attention and instruction from professors, not teaching assistants.

Students take advantage of our outstanding transfer support such as academic counselors who specifically serve international students, free tutoring, peer mentors, annual transfer fairs, visits from more than 300 universities a year, and Transfer Centers. All of this helps international students to successfully transfer into their third year at top-ranked universities to receive their Bachelor’s degree at half the cost.

San Francisco and Silicon Valley Location:

Foothill and De Anza are located close to San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley. With 300 sunny days and average temperature of 21C, the area offers a truly Californian lifestyle. A short trip brings students to San Francisco or Pacific Coast beaches, which offer some of the best surfing, golfing, and sightseeing in the country. We are surrounded by the headquarters of Apple, Yahoo!, Google, Adobe, Facebook, Pixar and over 6,000 other technology companies making us the ideal place to explore the spirit of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.                                                          

Campus Life & Facilities

  • The American Institute of Architects has honored Foothill campus as "the most beautiful community college ever built".
  • Opportunities to be engaged, learn and lead are limitless: over 90 clubs, student government, varsity athletics and intramural teams, newspaper, Honors Program, radio station, campus abroad programs, student activities, and cultural heritage months.
  • Campus highlights include leading edge computer and multimedia labs, 3D printer labs, broadcast media center, dental clinic, stadiums, theatres, environmental studies lab, golf and tennis Complex, Olympic-size swimming pools, and planetarium.

Flexible Admission

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Fall (June 30 deadline), Winter (October 31 deadline), or Spring (January 31 deadline) quarters. English proficiency requirements are: TOEFL 500 or 61 iBT, or IELTS of 6.0.
  • If your English test score is below our minimum for admission, you may wish to attend one of our partner language schools for guaranteed admission to Foothill and De Anza upon completion of a specified level at the language school. In this case, TOEFL or IELTS scores are not required. 

Student Testimonials:

"My experience at Foothill can be described with one word: inspiration. Outstanding and supportive teachers inspired me to transfer to USC (Top 10 Business School), where I was already selected to intern at Helios AMC, participated in Las Vegas and Mexico Corporate Tours and got a summer internship in one of the biggest European banks. It is the foundation in business that I acquired during my two years at Foothill, coupled with its phenomenal transfer reputation, resources and challenging Honors program, that helped me to succeed"

- Natalija, studying Business at University of Southern California.

 

"I am so proud that I could pursue my academic interests at De Anza and compete in the Northern California Track and Field Championship meeting some world class athletes"

- Andrew, studying Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at UC Berkeley.

 

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Foothill College / De Anza College

Foothill College
International Admissions 12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills CA 94022
P: 650.949.7293


De Anza College
International Programs 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino CA 95014
P: 408.864.8826
Bachelor Degree
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Forensic Science
  • General Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Health and Wellness
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Biology
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Medical/Dental
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Serious Game Design & Research
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocational Career
  • Women's and Gender Studies
2yr/Community College
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Arts/Music Camps & Programs
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English Language (ESL)
  • English Literature
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Forensic Science
  • General Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Biology
  • Human Resource Management
  • IELTS in the USA
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Medical/Dental
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Science
  • Serious Game Design & Research
  • Social Relations and Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special programs
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • STEM
  • Studio Art
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • University Transfer
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Video and Audio Production
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocational Career
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Zoology
English Programs
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English
Summer
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Summer Intensive English

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