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Foothill College

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School ID: SC10006
Rank: 5,622
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Applied number: 100

DeAnza ranked #1 for highest graduation and transfer rate of all top community colleges in California

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General description

Foothill College is regarded as one of the most beautiful and successful community colleges in the United States. Foothill College is a community college in Los Altos Hills, California. It is part of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District. It was founded on January 15, 1957 by Founding Superintendent and President Dr. Calvin C. Flint. The college offers 79 Associate degree programs, 1 Bachelor's degree program, and 107 certificate programs.

Why Foothill College?

  • Cut the cost of studying in the United States by half or more with their tuition is less than $7,500 USD per year.
  • Simplify the admission process. Admission is flexible and the SAT is not required even if you plan to transfer to many prestigious universities.
  • Transfer into the third year of top universities. Complete the final two years and earn your bachelor’s degree at the universities of students’ choices.
  • Take advantage of smaller class sizes, support services, personalized attention, honors programs and learning communities, and one-on-one interaction with professors.
  • Foothill and DeAnza are Ranked #1 for acceptances and transfers to the University of California (UC) system
  • Ranked #1 in medium size community college in California for graduation and transfer rates. DeAnza ranked #1 for highest graduation and transfer rate of all top community colleges in California
  • Ranked #1 safest community college in California and #2 safest in the United States.
  • Our location (Santa Clara Country) is one of the best cities for young professionals 
  • Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Francisco and San Jose. We are minutes away from headquarters of Apple, Google, Facebook, Tesla, Netflix, and other top technology companies.
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year US$ 6,980
Cost of Living/Year US$ 15,018
Application Fee US$ 31
Estimated Total/Year US$ 22,029

Main majors

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • General Studies – Science
  • Non-Credit: Bridge to College ESL Pathway


  • Spring: April 30
  • Summer: July 3
  • Fall: September 25
  • Winter: January 9
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