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Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA
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University of California-San DiegoLa Jolla, CA
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#3 in California Community Colleges
Rankings*#38 in National Universities
#31 in World University Rankings
#11 in California Colleges
Public, 4 or more years
Associate's - Public Rural-serving Large
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$1,563 California Residents
$9,528 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$14,415 California Residents
$44,169 Out-of-State
-Graduate Tuition$13,455 California Residents
$28,557 Out-of-State
Less$2,510Average Financial Aid AmountMore$18,306
-Test Scores1,370 SAT
89 ACT
-Acceptance Rate31%
(Enrollment Rate)
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
6,106Total Enrollment6,106
5,143Undergraduate Student Population5,143
963Graduate Student Population963
5,547Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Lower61%Graduate RateHigher87%
11%Transfer-out Rate-
-Retention Rate94%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Special learning OpportunityStudy Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 15,272)
Board/Meal Plan
More Students per Faculty26 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty19 to 1
591Number of faculties3,198
Lower$84,118Average Faculty SalaryHigher$146,405
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.