Fall 2011: Foothill and De Anza (FHDA) had 119 international students accepted to UC Berkeley!
Fall 2010: FHDA had 154 international students accepted to UCLA and 87 to UC Berkeley!
FHDA had a sizeable number of students admitted to many excellent universities this fall, including USC (University of Southern California), UC San Diego, UCLA, Cornell, Santa Clara University, Harvard, Indiana University at Bloomington, Purdue, Smith College, University of Denver, University of Michigan, John Hopkins, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, and many, many more!
We now have Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs) with UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara in addition to 14 others! The GPA requirements for some TAGs have changed. Please see the attached updated Transfer Flyer for more information.
What Makes De Anza Special?
Exceptional transfer rate. De Anza consistently ranks #1 or #2 in the state for the total number of students who annually transfer to UC and CSU campuses.
Top Animation Program. Our Animation Program was listed as one of the top 15 classic-degreed animation programs on the country, according to Animation Magazine. Also ranked in the same list were programs at New York University, UCLA and USC.
Top athletes. Our 19 men's and women's intercollegiate teams have done so well in Coast conference competition that they earned the Bud Ottmar Award for 11 consecutive years.
What We Can Offer You
Attending De Anza can make a difference in your life. Here are some highlights of what we have to offer.
High quality education at a low cost. For community colleges on the quarter system, feesare $24 a unit for California residents. Students also pay for books, parking, instructional materials fees, a Campus Center use fee, a health services fee and an optional fee to support student government programs.
Opportunities for students of every background.
De Anza's multicultural community provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all students. We have an excellent International Student Program, serving nearly 800 students from all over the world. Students of all ages come to De Anza to learn, discover and improve the quality of their lives. Our support services for students with disabilities have become models for other community colleges.
Services that promote student success.
Because De Anza places a high priority on the academic and personal success of its students, comprehensive services are readily available in counseling, tutoring and financial aid.
Guaranteed admission to select universities.
De Anza has established transfer admission agreements with 12 four-year colleges and universities. Students who fulfill the requirements outlined in the agreement with a specific college are guaranteed admission to that college.
State-of-the-art equipment and facilities. More than 1,100 computers are available to students on campus. You may use the Open Media Lab to do homework, surf the Internet, view videotapes or listen to audio tapes. Advanced Technology Center facilities include the Business and Computer Systems Lab, animation and digital media labs, a screening theater, sound recording studio, Silicon Graphics Lab and more.
Foothill and De Anza Colleges are located in the cities of Los Altos Hills and Cupertino respectively, each only about 45 minutes away from San Francisco and 10 minutes away from UC Berkeley, Stanford University and UC Santa Cruz. The cities’ location along the edge of the Santa Clara Valley contributes to a mild climate, with no snow in the winter, maximum temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius in the summer and almost 310 days of sunshine a year. These two cities are the heart of Silicon Valley and are home to major companies such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard (HP, and Yahoo. These cities are predominantly white, non-Hispanic cities, with a significant percentage of affluent Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) populations in Cupertino as well. Students attending Foothill or De Anza will fly into the San Francisco International Airport. They may also choose to fly to San Jose International Airport, but connections are less convenient.