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Foothill & De Anza Colleges
Over the past 50 years, Foothill and De Anza Colleges have consistently ranked among the top two-year colleges in the U.S. for outstanding academics and successful transfer to world-class universities. Foothill and De Anza are sister colleges that have the same high quality of instruction and services, and are just six miles apart. You can check out both campuses and apply to the one with the environment you like best.
FHDA offers the first two years of a four-year bachelor's degree program. Students transfer into the third year of highly selective universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and many more.
Located in the heart of the world-renowned Silicon Valley, 45 minutes south of San Francisco and 20 minutes west of San Jose, with more than 6,000 technology companies.
As a student of Foothill or De Anza, you have access to:
Outstanding transfer relationships with highly selective universities
The first 2 years of most fields of study offered at any university
Instruction from nationally recognised faculty
State-of-the-art computer labs, libraries and technology facilities
Small class size with individual attention
In 40 years De Anza College has educated more than 700,000 students. More than 60 buildings are located on a beautiful and busy 112-acre or 45-hectre campus in Cupertino, and are a blending of Spanish and modern architecture. De Anza is a place for students to excel. De Anza students receive local, state and national honors for exceptional achievement. Enrollment averages 25,000 students.
Life is quieter and more reflective on the Foothill campus. The parklike setting and award-winning architecture encourage close relationships between students and faculty Recent news includes California Professor of the year award and creation of the nation’s first VMware Academy. Built in 1961, the campus is located on 122 acres or 49 hectares in Los Altos Hills, a comfortable upper middle-class community near Stanford University. Quarterly enrollment averages 20,000 students.
co-founders of Apple, Steve Wozniack and Steve Jobs studied at De Anza College. Wozniak later transferred to UC Berkeley.
#1 for transfers to University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems
Affordable tuition ($6800 USD per year)
services, Honors, internship and campus abroad program
three times a year with no SAT requirement
Close to San Francisco and San Jose, top cities for young professionals - Forbes Magazine.
campus atmosphere with students representing 105 countries
International transfer students accepted in 2017 - 18:
UC Berkeley 193
UC San Diego 173
UC Davis 199
UC Irvine 105
at Foothill or De Anza College
at a prestigious university
AT HALF THE COST
University Transfer Partnerships
University of California (UC) – 10 campuses
UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Francisco (School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy)
California State University (CSU or Cal State) – 22 campuses
Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Bekersfield, Cal State Channel Island, Chico State, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State East Bay, Fresno State, Cal Stte Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal State Northbridge, Sacremento State, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State San Marcos, Cal State Stanislaus, Humboldt State, San Diego State, San Francisco State, San Francisco State, San Jose State University, Sonoma State.
Cost of Attendance (USD)
Estimated annual Expenses for One Academic Year
(3 Quarters / 10 Months)
Tuition & Fees $6,876
(12 units per quarter at $187 per extra unit)
Health Insurance $1,518
Books & Supplies $1,500
Room & Board $12,000
(based on homestay - 10 months)
Spending Money $2,500
Estimated Total $24,394
At Foothill or De Anza, you can complete the first two years of almost any major field of study offered at any university and get complete credit for your work when you transfer. In addition to traditional majors, you can get a competitive edge by studying the hottest fields of the future such as bioinformatics, nanotechnology and video game development. The most popular university transfer majors are:
Adaptive fitness therapy
Athletic Injury Care (F)
Pre-Pharmacy & Pre-Veterinary Options
Business Entrepreneurship (F)
Business International Studies
Computer-Aided Design (D)
Computer Information Systems
Computer Software Development (F)
Enterprise Networking (F)
Environmental Horticulture & Design (F)
Environmental Studies (D)
Film & Television Production (D)
General Studies: Humanities, Science &
Social Science options
Geographic Information Systems (F)
Global Studies (D)
Graphic & Interactive Design
Intercultural Studies (D)
Law & Society( (F)
Music Technology (F)
Theatre Arts (F)
Theatre Technology (F)
Students must be at least 16 years old AND have graduated from secondary/high school by the start of orientation to be eligible for admission to Foothill and De Anza Colleges.
A completed application form and all supporting documents.
Proof of English proficiency - TOEFL 61 iBT; IELTS 6.0; iTEP - Level 4; Pearson PTE Academic - 45. Examinations must have been taken within the last 2 years. If your test score is below the minimum for admission, you may participate in FDHA’s Summer Intensive English Program for guaranteed enrolment in the Fall Quarter or attend a partner language school to improve your English.
All secondary and post-secondary transcripts.
Proof of finance equivalent to USD24,394
$75 application fee + $75 courier fee to send your acceptance documents and I-20 outside the U.S.
Applications are accepted for Fall (June 30 deadline), Winter (October 31 deadline), or Spring (January 31 deadline) quarters.
Intakes: Fall, Winter, Spring