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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 a public college located in Los Altos Hills, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,578 undergraduate students. The Foothill acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 56% of students, Foothill alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Foothill College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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

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Cost

Net Price
$7,481/ 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
$3,642/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
37%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,578Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11,119
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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It's pretty great, except you have to take initiative to get involved in things. Seek out all of the opportunities you catch wind of, join clubs, search for on campus internships, etc. Don't expect these things to search for themselves! Single best piece of advice is to join student government, it will open up all sorts of additional opportunities. Plenty of ways to make friends although you likely will meet them in activities outside of class. And don't lose track of your transfer goals! Setting a plan in advance is the single best way of guaranteeing that you will only need to stay at Foothill for two years before transferring.
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Although I initially disliked the seemingly endless stairs to get to the main campus, I began to appreciate the workout and interacting with incredibly warm faculty and peers as a transfer student. There are incredibly helpful resources and even flyers posted around campus to remind students of them. Overall, I would rate my experience as a student at Foothill College a 10/10!
Foothill is a really awesome college. Getting involved on campus has definitely made my experience all the more meaningful. I would advise students to take advantage of the resources that the campus has to offer early, for it makes the process towards earning a degree, certificate, or transferring much more intuitive. I also advise students to do everything they can to socialize with others. The social environment at Foothill is fair, but there's always room for improvement!