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College of San Mateo

Key majors offered
Undergraduate
Accounting
Addiction Studies
Business Administration
Computer / Information Sciences
Engineering
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Suburban Yes 10000 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Associate Public Associate College Co-educational 500 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Associate $ $ $$$ $ $$$ 109
*
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
**
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses
 

Location

San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley are operated by the San Mateo County Community College District which was established nearly 100 years ago. They are three, fully accredited, public colleges – Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College – located near San Francisco in the heart of the Silicon Valley. All three colleges are University Transfer Colleges with elite, quality programs and services. All of our Colleges have “Transfer Admission Guarantees” with the most notable public and private universities throughout the United States. This gives students the right to enter the university if they meet the university’s transfer requirements without being subject to the university’s regular selective admission processes. Based on an agreement with UC Berkeley, our Colleges belong to the University’s exclusive Transfer Pathway program. Our students in the honors programs also enjoy Priority Admissions status from UCLA that may give them as high as a 70% admission rate. The Colleges have strong housing partnerships for international students with safe, accessible public transportation. International students have priority registration for classes. Every international student receives immediate, extensive and personalized support from our international student staff, counselors and faculty at each college. The San Mateo Colleges are the only community colleges in the USA that received the best ratings by Moody (AAA) and S&P (AA+). Since 1995, we have invested close to $1.4 billion in modernizing classrooms, laboratories and facilities. Scholarships are available. Average Temperatures: Low (winter): 44°F/7°C High (summer): 79°F/26°C

Housing


College of San Mateo does not offer on-campus housing / dormitory. International students can choose to participate in our Homestay Referral Program. We offer private and shared rooms, with or without meals. The information and application is on our website at: http://www.smccd.edu/international/housing.php.

Students can also rent an apartment, either alone or shared with other international students in the city of San Mateo and adjacent communities. Furnished and unfurnished rooms can be found and rent ranges from $1500 to $3000 per month for a one bedroom. Students must be prepared for additional costs of utilities (gas, electricity, and telephone.) Average living expenses in the community are $15,000 for a ten-month academic year.

Student life

  • More than 40 student groups and clubs including the International Student Club
  • Excellent on-campus counseling services and transfer services
  • Student activities include guest speakers, concerts, films, World Chat, World Gala, World Mixer and World Village
  • Intramural and intercollegiate sports programs are available