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Foothill College

Address: 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, United States

Description Foothill College

  • Founded: 1957
  • Location: Santa Clara, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: about 14,000
  • Rating in the USA: 1100.

Foothill College is popular not only among Americans, but also among foreign students. Popular programs are:

  • Business and Economics
  • Cinema art
  • Visual art
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Psychology
  • Video game development
  • IT sphere.

There are up to 25 students in classrooms, the total number of teachers is 347: the educational process is based on the latest knowledge and discoveries, which allows you to obtain relevant skills that are in demand among employers. The college is located almost in the center of Silicon Valley, where the main offices of Apple, Google, Microsoft, eBay and so on are located - the university has agreements with companies on the practice of students.

Another advantage of the college is that after the second year students can go to the leading US universities: Stanford, California, University of San Francisco and the like: the programs of the first two courses are identical to those of these universities.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Foothill College

Program name


  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: 4-5 years.

The most popular faculties among foreigners are: law, journalism, business and management, public relations, IT-technologies.


  • Age: 21+ year
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

Postgraduate programs will provide advanced knowledge and skills in the chosen specialization, which will give an advantage in further employment.

Accommodation, housing and food

The college does not have its own hostel, but it helps to settle in the nearest houses or apartments: the cost of living per year will be about $ 14,000. Students can eat in the cafe on the college premises and in other public institutions: food requires $ 200 per month.

Events Foothill College

Students in their free time organize fascinating and interesting leisure activities, creative performances, games, and contests. The college is just 45 minutes from San Francisco: on weekends, you can head to the city for interesting sights.

Equipment Foothill College

Foothill College is characterized by modern equipment that allows you to get knowledge and skills as efficiently as possible: computer classes, video projectors, laboratories, research centers, a library, and sports facilities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The educational process is divided into semesters, additional costs will range from $ 150-200 per month: for transport, mobile communications, leisure, payment of utility bills.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Passing entrance exams, knowledge of English, providing a document on previous education are the main requirements for successful admission to college.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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