De Anza College

Key majors offered
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Communication Studies
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban No 20000 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Associate Public Associate College Co-educational 1800 (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


De Anza College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco, home to top companies such as Apple, Google, Adobe, Tesla, NASA Research Labs and Facebook. With 300 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 21°C, you can enjoy some of the best beaches, hiking, golfing and sightseeing, all very close to our campuses! The nearby cities of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose are consistently ranked as the country's safest. San Francisco and San Jose have also been named as top cities for young professionals. De Anza College is home to about 20,000 students and provides a lively campus atmosphere about 10 minutes away in Cupertino, home to Apple. The college welcome students from 110 countries and offer personalized attention, small class sizes, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, athletics facilities, theaters, many clubs and activities, and more. Our students are regularly accepted into the third year at top universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, USC, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, NYU, Indiana University and more.


No campus housing is available, although a Host Family Program exists for international students who would like to live in an American home. Also available is a rental listing for students looking for independent housing arrangements. It is recommended that students under age 18 live in homestays first, until they have become familiarized with the area. Please see for homestay options. A wide range of nearby apartments and rooms are often available. De Anza students benefit from a convenient county bus system.

Student life

  • De Anza College offers many students clubs, organizations and activities.
  • The International Student Programs Office offers social and cultural activities for International students and provides a multi-lingual staff.
  • Campus facilities include a 2,570-seat auditorium, a planetarium, an Olympic-sized aquatics center, a television center, state of the art multimedia labs, art studios and an outdoor events arena seating 4,000.
  • Services include a bookstore, tutorial center, transfer center, health services, general counseling, assessment center, etc.