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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Foothill is an above-average public college located in Los Altos Hills, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,372 undergraduate students. The Foothill acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Electrician, and Psychology. Graduating 61% of students, Foothill alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference

Foothill College Rankings

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Foothill Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$6,662/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,661/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
45%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
41
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
15
Online Associates Programs
26
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    38%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,372Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10,360
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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I loved my experience at Foothill College, and highly encourage returning or high school students to consider attending this college. I was a low-income, first-gen student with no idea on how to navigate higher education. I came here because of Foothill Promise, which is two years of FREE tuition AND book costs. they have a food pantry which is a lot more accessible and higher quality than other community colleges as well as four-year universities due to their concentration on solving food insecurity in their students. Campus had a good atmosphere because it is all trees and nature, so it was nice to look at it and be on campus. Immersive campus culture and had a very active student government/club life which is VERY rare in community colleges. Overall, I loved attending here because of the college administrations' personal investment in their students and equity work. Attending UCLA for the next two years as a transfer student, due to their TAP program and great counseling!
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The concept of community college must not be underestimated. The rewards and results of participating in an educational system are derived from the students efforts, and lesser of what one believes of the standards a professor holds. Community college beyond all else, provides a fruitful learning environment––conducive for all walks of life to develop their drive for learning. This is very valuable. The drive to learn is paramount in the initiation of ones higher-educational studies, since albeit other colleges may have materially higher standards and content, some of those who jump to 4-year universities fail and drop out for lack of drive. Foothill College provides the means for enjoying ones education and allowing a student whom have struggled or excelled in high school, take further ownership of their learning, thus allowing no material educational standard to faze them.
I often hear that there's no "community" in community colleges but I think Foothill is the exception. There are so many resources provided to help students succeed–free tutoring, small class sizes, and very accessible professors who want you to succeed. Especially during this pandemic, my professors have been incredibly understanding and hardworking to keep the class moving. When we were on campus, there were clubs to join, creative and academic competitions, and fun monthly school events.
I learned a lot and enjoyed my time here very much.