Foothill + De Anza Colleges

Foothill De Anza are two community colleges located in the heart of Silicon Valley, offering 100 programs, affordable tuition fees, and a welcoming campus community.

Why Study at Foothill + De Anza?

  • Cut your cost of studying in the United States by half or more! Foothill + De Anza offers affordable tuition of $7,500 per year
  • Live and study at the center of it all! Foothill + De Anza are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, close to the headquarters of Google, Apple, Facebook, Tesla, Stanford University and more
  • Not sure what you’d like to study? Explore our more than 100 majors and unique classes with individualized support and flexibility
  • Think outside the classroom! We have countless opportunities to enhance your potential through our on-campus clubs, internships, volunteerism, and athletics
  • We are your safe home away from home. Foothill College is ranked as the safest community college in California and the second safest in the U.S. De Anza College is ranked #2 safest community college in California
  • We take academics and opportunities seriously! De Anza College is ranked #1 for large community colleges and Foothill College is ranked #1 for medium community colleges in California
  • Follow in the footsteps of our successful alumni including Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the co-founders of Apple and Gene Block, the Chancellor of UCLA

Live and Study in Silicon Valley, California!

Are you ready to be at the center of it all? When you study at Foothill or De Anza you will learn, live, and play in the heart of Silicon Valley, California.

Located south of San Francisco, Silicon Valley is well known for innovation, creativity, diversity, and safety. Over 6000 companies like Google, Apple, Tesla, Facebook, Instagram, and NASA Research Labs, surround our campuses. Even though you will be rubbing elbows with the best and the brightest, Silicon Valley is not just known for technology! Enjoy the beautiful Californian weather while relaxing at the beach, take in a cultural festival in our nearby communities, explore San Francisco, cheer on the home team at a professional sports game and more. No matter what you decide to do outside of the classroom, Silicon Valley will be at your finger tips!

Our surrounding communities have been named as some of the safest in the U.S. and Foothill and De Anza have ranked as the safest community college campuses in California!

Academic Excellence, Research, and Internships

Helping you achieve your goals is our mission! You can choose to study in our 2+2 transfer program, where we offer guaranteed admission to over 40 universities, our 2-year associate degree programs, 1-year certificate programs, or 3,6, or 10 month long study abroad or gap year courses. In fact we are ranked #1 for the most internatinonal students transferring to the University of California (UC).

Our faculty is nationally recognized for their excellence. They have earned degrees from top universities such as Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, and others. They include top professionals and award winners in their fields. They've joined our faculty because they enjoy teaching and working directly with students. 

You won't just work with your professors in the classroom. Take advantage of unique research opportunities in California and abroad, field work, present your ideas at conferences, and take field trips to local companies, all alongside your professors. You can even apply your studies in the real world through our internship courses!

We also offer outstanding academic support services on both campuses including free tutoring by faculty, peer tutoring, transfer success centers, academic workshops, and more! 

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Annual Tuition Fees: $7,500 USD

# of International Students: 3,450 international students from over 85 countries

Total Number of Students: Foothill College has 11,000 students and De Anza College has 24,000 students

Campus Locations: Foothill College is located in Los Altos Hills, near Stanford University and Google. De Anza College is located in Cupertino, near Apple.

Most Popular Majors: Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Psychology, Film/TV, Economics, Communications, Sports Medicine

Housing Options: Homestay, Student Apartments (off-campus dorms), private apartments

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