Why Choose Foothill College?

Since opening in 1957, Foothill College has emerged as one of the top two-year colleges in the United States. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Foothill is known for its outstanding academics and successful transfers to world-class universities.
More than 800 students on F-1 visas from over 70 countries (and more than 1,000 students on all visas) choose to take advantage of our inspirational educational opportunities.
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Our students are inspired by
  • Outstanding transfer relationships with highly selective universities
  • The first two years of any field of study/major offered at
    any university
  • Instruction from nationally recognized faculty not
    teaching assistants
  • Affordable tuition — slightly over $5,000 per year
  • Being distinguised as the most beautiful campus
  • State-of-the-art computer labs, libraries, technology and
    campus facilities
  • Small class sizes with individual attention
  • Unique Honors Program with preferred admission to UCLA; an Internship Program with positions in Silicon Valley companies like Oracle and Apple
  • Exclusive services, friendly staff support and activities for international students
Statement about 120-day suspension of refugee programs and a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. (PDF)
140 FHDA international students accepted to UCLA, 94 to UC Berkeley, 344 to UC San Diego, 385 to UC Davis for Fall 2015; 72 to USC for Fall 2014! Our students were also accepted to MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Purdue, NYU, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and more!

International student featured in International Educator magazine article on 2+2 transfer success

Received Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce in 2012

Find out more about our Transfer Agreements(pdf).

Foothill is now an
iTEP Test Center.
Instead of TOEFL/IELTS,
Take iTEP for admission.