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City College of San Francisco
Institute for International Students

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    No

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, Culinary, English Language (ESL)

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member, ACCJC

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, No housing available

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 50 +, IELTS: Band 5.5 +

  • Social Media

About City College of San Francisco

  • Annual Enrollment: 60,000
  • International Students: 1000 + 150 in Intensive English Program per semester
  • Housing: Homestay information available
  • TOEFL Requirement 473 PBT / 152 CBT or 52 iBT or 5.5 IELTS
  • ESL Program YES

City College of San Francisco, a public two-year college accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community & Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, is set in historic, beautiful San Francisco. More than 1000 students representing over 90 countries attend the college as full time students and more than 150 students per semester attend the intensive English program. Established in 1935, City College reflects the diversity and culture of San Francisco at its best.

Academic Program

City College of San Francisco confers the degrees of Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences. Students who complete one of twenty Associates for Transfer in Arts or Science are guaranteed admission as a junior to a California State University (CSU) school based on their program of study.  Students who satisfy transfer requirements may continue their studies at four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States. In addition, semi-professional programs provide specialized college-level training in both degree and certificate curriculum. Programs are designed to qualify students for entry employment in fields such as Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Graphic Communications, Film Production, Broadcasting, and Child Development.

Student Services

Personalized international academic counseling is available to assist international students with educational planning and course selection.  Students wishing to transfer to an upper-division school can use our Transfer Center to assist them throughout the entire process. The Learning Assistance Center provides one-to-one tutoring in math, English, ESL, and other academic subjects. Other student services include but are not limited to: dedicated student health center, career counseling, Disabled Students Programs and Services, etc.

Accommodations

Homestay information is available for students offering them the opportunity to live with families who provide a furnished single room with 2 meals per day. There are also residence clubs in San Francisco which can provide private or shared rooms and 2 meals a day. An on-campus cafeteria provides convenient, quick food when school is in session. Public transportation is convenient from any area of the City, and many students find apartments or rooms alone or to share.

Sports and Social Activities

City College of San Francisco offers a variety of recreational and competitive sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming and tennis. In addition, the College sponsors numerous clubs and organizations like the Women in Engineering Club, Jazz Musicians Club, Speech and Debate, etc. The College also supports an Art Film series, lectures and concerts, performances in music, dance and theater as well as The Guardsman, our student run newspaper.

Intensive English Program

The Institute for International Students offers an intensive academic English program for students who have not yet achieved the necessary English placement test scores for admissions into an academic program. Students who want a language and cultural experience are also welcome. Semester courses are 17 ½ weeks or 8 ½ weeks in length; summer programs are 4 or 8 weeks long. The Institute prepares students to become effective, confident speakers of English in an American academic institution or professional setting as well as in everyday life. Twenty hours per week of intensive instruction focus on English grammar, reading and study skills, writing and communication. Students can also choose from elective courses. Practice TOEFL tests are given throughout the year and the Institutional TOEFL is offered multiple times each year.

Fees

Intensive English Program: $50 application fee (non-refundable)

  • $2,995 for 17 ½-week program
  • $1,595 for 8 ½-week program
  • $1,495 for 8-week summer program
  • $795 for 4-week summer program

Academic Program: $50 application fee (non-refundable)

  • $3,431 per semester (12 units)

All students must pay the $17 health service fee. Health insurance is required as of June 1st, 2012. Please refer to http://www.ccsf.edu/international for more information. Students applying to the credit program must also be a high school graduate and submit official high school transcripts with a certified translation into English and a TOEFL score of 473+ ITP (PBT)/ 152 CBT / 52 iBT or 5.5 IELTS.

EnglishUSA Member UCIEP Member
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Institute for International Students

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City College of San Francisco
Institute for International Students
50 Phelan Avenue, Box C208D
San Francisco CA 94112
P: 415.239.3895
2yr/Community College
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Design
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Arts/Music Camps & Programs
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Biology
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • English Literature
  • Fashion
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Industry Management
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Forestry
  • General English Programs
  • General Management
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • High School Completion
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Medical/Dental
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
  • University Transfer
  • Vocational Career
  • Women's and Gender Studies
Certificate/Short Term
  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Security
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Forensic Science
  • Health and Wellness
  • Heating/Refrigeration/Air conditioning
  • Horticulture
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Medical/Dental
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Women's and Gender Studies
English Programs
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Professionals
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English

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