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.
Foothill College offers:
an associate in arts or associate in science degree, or specialty certificate;
preparation for transfer to another college, university or post secondary institution;
career education, training, and services;
basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), leadership skills and student development; and
student support services to promote student success.
Foothill's success is measured by the following quality indicators:
Access: Educational Opportunity for All
Student Success: Completion of Student Goals
Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Support of Learning
Climate for Learning
Fiscal and Enrollment Stability
Reputation: Innovation and Distinctiveness
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.
Foothill and De Anza opened in 1967 and are two separate colleges with one admissions system. Students studying at either college can take courses at both. Students from Foothill and De Anza have transferred to schools such as UC Santa Cruz, Stanford, and UC Berkeley. These two colleges have articulation agreements with a number of universities, including San Francisco State University, the entire UC system and the California State University system as well. De Anza has a very strong Maths program and the Foothill campus, which has won architectural awards for best campus design, has a strong art transfer program. De Anza is among the top three community colleges in the nation in the number of degrees awarded, with a fall enrollment that averages more than 26,000 students. It has about 2,000 international students.