Laney College

Join Laney Colleges thriving community, where academic excellence meets a vibrant campus life! We are a 2-year Community College located in Oakland, California.

Laney College: Unlock Your Potential and Shape Your Future!

Are you looking for an exceptional college experience that combines academic excellence, personal growth, and endless opportunities? Here are some key reasons why Laney College is worth considering:

1.     Academic Excellence: With a wide range of programs and courses, including transfer programs, career technical education, and lifelong learning opportunities, Laney ensures that you receive a high-quality education that prepares you for your chosen path.

2.     Vibrant Campus Life: Whether you're interested in sports, arts, leadership, or community service, there's something for everyone as part of the dynamic Laney community.  

3.     Location: Situated in the heart of Oakland, California, Laney College provides an ideal location for both educational and cultural enrichment. With its close proximity to the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, you'll have access to a wealth of internship opportunities, cultural events, and a thriving job market.

4.     Diversity and Inclusion: Laney College celebrates diversity and fosters an inclusive environment where individuals from all backgrounds feel welcomed and valued.  

5.     Pathways to Success: Whether your goal is to transfer to a four-year university, acquire career-ready skills, or explore new fields of study, Laney College offers clear pathways to help you achieve your ambitions. We have strong partnerships with universities and industry leaders.

6.     Affordability: Pursuing higher education can be expensive, but Laney College offers an affordable option without compromising on the quality of education.  

Don't miss the chance to join a thriving community of learners, dreamers, and achievers at Laney College. Unlock your potential, shape your future, and embark on an extraordinary educational journey. Apply to Laney College today and take the first step toward a bright and promising future!

Applying to Laney College as an international student

Laney College, located in Oakland, California, warmly welcomes students from all over the world Applying to Laney College as an international student is straightforward and easy.

1.     Pick a program! Explore our website (linked next to this text).

2.     Complete the online OpenCCC application (linked next to this text).

Now you will get an email with your new Student ID and email address, with a link to your last step. 

3.     Upload the required documents to the International Student Portal: academic transcripts, passport, immunization records, financial documentation, and proof of English proficiency (if you don’t have TOEFL or IELTS scores, you will be prompted to take our free Guided Self Placement assessment). 

Laney College's admissions office will review your application and notify you of their decision within a week. Check your Peralta email for any updates!

If you receive an acceptance letter from Laney College, congratulations! You will then need to proceed with the student visa application process.

The deadline to apply for Fall semester is June 15, and for the Spring semester is November 15.

Remember, Laney College is committed to supporting international students throughout the application process. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to fill out the information request form to get help. We will provide you with the assistance you need to ensure a smooth and successful application experience.

Laney College's campus and the city of Oakland

Laney College's campus and the city of Oakland offer several cool features and attractions. Here are a few highlights:

Laney College's campus is situated in the heart of Oakland, offering stunning views of Lake Merritt and easy access to nearby parks and recreational areas. Students have access to well-equipped facilities, computer labs, science and technology labs, art studios, a library, a Learning Resource Center, and the Career and Employment Center. Laney College has a strong athletic program, offering opportunities for students to participate in competitive sports. The college's teams, known as the Eagles, compete in various sports such as football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and track and field.

The campus hosts events, clubs, and organizations that promote cultural awareness, student leadership, and community involvement.

The city of Oakland is known for its thriving arts scene, including galleries, street art, and live performances. The city hosts numerous art festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Oakland Art Murmur and the First Friday Art Walk. From Michelin-starred establishments to local favorites, there's something to satisfy every palate.

You can explore the beautiful Lake Merritt, hike in Redwood Regional Park, or enjoy waterfront activities at Jack London Square. The city also has several parks and green spaces for relaxation and recreation.

Oakland has a passionate sports community, with professional teams like the Oakland A's (baseball) and the Golden State Warriors (basketball). The city's sports arenas host thrilling games and events throughout the year.  

These are just a few of the many cool aspects of Laney College's campus and the city of Oakland. Both offer a unique blend of education, culture, and vibrant experiences that make them special places to explore.

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Subjects you can take at Laney College

Number of students: 9,225

Tuition fee 2023: $12,150 for 30 units (1 year)

Student:teacher ratio: 22:1

Scholarships at Laney College

We have a couple small scholarships that are available for second-year international students, who are enrolled as full-time students during their first year, and have a GPA of above 3.0. Students apply online through the Peralta Foundation between October 1 to March 1 of each year. The amount is $500-$1,000 USD per year.  

However, students are eligible to work on campus to earn some money and we inform students whenever we hear of other available scholarships. FIll out the request form for more information.

This offer expires on 2024-05-25

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