Foothill College


Foothill College

Foothill College


Foothill College offers over 100 university transfer majors ranging from business administration, marketing, and engineering to animation and film production, biotechnology, informatics, GIS, nano-science, and environmental science.

While spending two years at Foothill, students take advantage of its outstanding transfer support such as academic counselors who specifically serve international students, annual transfer fairs with over 50 universities coming to the campuses, and very active Transfer Centers.

The Basics

Settingeasy access to San Jose
School TypeUSA Community College
TuitionApprox. US$9,700
HousingHomestay or Apartment
School Website
StateCalifornia (CA)
Nearest CitySan Francisco
Year Founded1961
Admission RequirementHKDSE/F.6
Academic CalendarFall, Spring, Winter & Summer
Level OfferedAssociate degree, 2-year University Transfer Program
EnrollmentApproximately 20,000 students
International Students7%
Student-Teacher Ratio30:1
MapMap link

Students Transfer Records

University of California: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Davis, Riverside, Santa Cruz

California State University: San Francisco, San Jose

Other Universities: Cornell, Georgetown, Purdue, Michigan, Columbia, Boston College, Indiana University, University of Texas, University of Washington, College of Notre Dame, University of the Pacific, Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, Mills College

Academic Programs

Early completion of transferable English and math is critical. To be a successful transfer candidate, university admissions representatives will strongly urge you to concentrate on completing transferable English and math courses in your first year. Do not put these classes off. Doing so may negatively implace your ability to transfer.


Campus highlights include leading-edge Computer and Multimedia Labs, Broadcast Media Center, Dental Clinic, Stadiums, Golf and Tennis Complex, Olympic-size Swimming Pools, and a Planetarium.

Students Life

Many cultural and community events and student clubs including Kiwanis Silicon Valley Bowl (December), Transfer Day (October), Career Fair, Club Day, International Students Night, Scholarship Ceremony, Commencement and

Heritage Month Celebrations: African American Heritage Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Asian Pacific Islander Month (April), Latino Heritage Month (May) and Gay Lesbian Heritage Month (June).