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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities350 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping181 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)177 Graduates
Physician Assistant87 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods70 Graduates
Radiologic Technician60 Graduates
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Foothill College Reviews
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.
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!