Foothill + De Anza Colleges | Silicon Valley, CA

Why Study at Foothill + De Anza?

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Foothill College and De Anza College are two fully accredited community colleges located in the heart of Silicon Valley, near San Francisco. Whether it’s your goal to start your studies with us and then transfer to a top university, experience the excitement of Silicon Valley, change the course of your life or all of the above, your pathway to success starts here. At Foothill + De Anza, you will complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree program and then transfer into the third year of study at virtually any university. After four years you will be awarded your bachelor’s degree by the university. This is possible because of our outstanding reputation and transfer agreements.

See where our international students have recently transferred in our International Student Profile!


Top 10 Reasons to Study at Foothill + De Anza!

  1. Cut your cost of studying in the United States by half or more! Foothill + De Anza offers an affordable tuition cost of around $9,072 per year.

  2. Do you want to transfer to the University of California (UC)? You’re in the right place! Foothill + De Anza are ranked #1 for the most international transfer acceptances to the UC system

  3. 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, NASA Research Labs, Stanford University and more.

  4. We take transfer, graduation and academics seriously! De Anza College is ranked #1 for large community colleges and Foothill College is ranked #1 for medium community colleges in California (

  5. Not sure what you’d like to study? No problem! Explore our more than 100 majors and certificate programs with individualized support and flexibility.

  6. We are your safe home away from home. Foothill College is ranked the safest community college in California and the 2nd safest in the U.S. De Anza College is ranked #2 safest community college in California (  

  7. 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.

  8. We support international students. In fact, we are the #2 District for hosting international students in the U.S. (IIE Open Doors Report

  9. We don’t have teaching assistants! Our class sizes are small and our award winning faculty chose to teach at Foothill + De Anza because they love working directly with students to help you achieve your goals.

  10. Think outside the classroom! We have countless opportunities to enhance your potential through our on-campus clubs, organizations, internships, volunteerism, and athletics.

    Learn more about our 100+ exciting programs and majors!