Foothill College
Los Altos, CA, USA

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Foothill College
3.13 Average Rating

Megan from Santa Clara, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
After going to De Anza College for a year and not enjoying myself at all, I decided to try Foothill College and it has been one of the greatest decisions I've made. Most of the teachers are professors and they are all very supportive, motivational, and knowledgable, and that makes a huge difference in the learning capabilities of students. I haven't had a disappointing experience yet with any of the instructors at Foothill and I don't think I will.
Am enjoying being here
The atmosphere of Foothill's campus is serene with tall trees everywhere and lush lawns of soft grass. The campus is quiet and peaceful, but a lot of the time there will also be something fun going on in the campus center and although the hills that the campus is built upon may be arduous for those who are handicapped, I consider it part of my daily exercise.
Bang for the buck
As always, the California community college system is a great value and I consider Foothill to be a great example for budget friendly education. Often times, the instructors are professors with doctorate degrees, work experience, and patience, and the class sizes are small. The parking permit is a manageable price and the school accommodates its students with a nice, clean cafeteria, a large library, a media center full of Apple computers, a student store/book store, a hard-working maintenance staff, vending machines throughout campus, a beautiful athletics department, theaters, art studios, and a friendly campus staff.
Tips for prospective students
For me, there were too many distractions at De Anza that inhibited me from maintaining my full potential as a student -- friends that wanted to hangout during breaks, students who didn't take excelling in school very seriously, and classroom environments and teachers who were stressed by the overwhelming number of students they had to fit inside small classrooms. Foothill College was a better fit for me, so if De Anza isn't providing you with an environment you're satisfied with, drive on up the hill a little farther and enjoy the fresh air.
Great for these types of students
Students who enjoy learning in a fast paced environment where support is aplenty and the grass is greener.
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Lisa from San Jose, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Foothill is a calm and peaceful school environment. You can sit outside under a tree on a sunny day and study without any distractions. The teachers are serious about their work and will make the course interesting and unique, they will teach whatever they feel is necessary for you to learn in their course. I have learn more then what is needed for each course I have taken from Foothill, some of the skills you can put in use for life and the future.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone I've met by far are super nice. You don't hear much loud noises or big clusters here. Everyone here is determine in their work and that kind of environment motives you more to work harder like everyone else.
Bang for the buck
Foothill College is a Junior College, so the price for books or classes are about the same for most other Junior Colleges. You won't be having to pay for same amount at you would if you were going to a University it is a lot cheaper and if you qualify for Financial Aid you would be in good hands!
Tips for prospective students
The big campus is very clean and up on a hill surrounded by a lot of nature. There is a large variety of choices to choose from if your looking for and Associate degree. Foothill offers a spectacular variety of health associate professions. There are lot of clubs and association opportunity here at Foothill.
Great for these types of students
If you are deciding on majoring in any of the Associates degree that Foothill College offers or if your planning on getting your GE done and transferring to a University and you are serious about your education, than Foothill College is the school to go to. Foothill is serious about their education and if you are too than this is the school for you.
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Alicia from San Francisco, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The campus is beautiful. The teachers want to be there and love what they do. Classes are offered online and hybrid style.
Tips for prospective students
Get into a program like tutoring or honors that allows for early registration otherwise it is difficult to get into the classes you want.
Dorm Life
No dorms.
Food and Dining
Expensive but easily acessable.
What to do for fun
Go the San Francisco.
Bang for the buck
It is a great school with lots to do.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Foothill college has the third largest bamboo garden in the world.
Great for these types of students
Outgoing and motivated students. Also international students.
Greek Life
None!
Campus Safety
It is safe everywhere and the school sends out texts when a crime occurs on or around campus.
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Katie from Menlo Park, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love foothill because the campus is beautiful and when you don't have time to workout climbing stairs and walking hills helps a lot. All my teachers have office hours to help me and my classmates are all friendly. I love the food here, it's just the best and the classes are challenging but rewarding.
Tips for prospective students
Just because it's a community college does not meet the classes aren't challenging. You have to check out the tutor center because i swear it will be your best friend because it has the best help you can ask for. Take advantage of the resources like the computer lab and teacher's office hours.
Academic Rigor
You have to take a placement test to see what class best fits you so most likely you will be challenged in every class.
Food and Dining
Best food ever! the cafe and cafeteria serve the best food like my favorite the Boom Boom burger. I'd rather eat on campus than off campus.
What to do for fun
foothill is a community college so it may not have as much stuff as a university but it doesn't mean you can't have some fun. They have a good theater and all sorts of activities next to the bookstore like club rush. There are so many clubs to join you can't have a dull moment.
Bang for the buck
This college is so affordable! You can apply for the BOG fee waiver with your fafsa and your classes are paid for! If you are on a budget this is the college for you because there are so many scholarship resources and financial aide.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs to choose from. There are clubs for your major such as nursing or just entertainment like the anime club.
Campus Safety
This school does have its own security and call posts for emergency. You always feel safe with them around.
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