San Jose City College
The City of San José
Spectacular Safe Location in San Francisco Bay & Silicon Valley, California
The City of San José
San José, with a population of about one million, is home to San José City College. The largest Bay Area city of Northern California, San José is one of the safest, friendliest metropolitan cities in the nation. Students will experience a high quality of life with many exciting cultural, recreational, educational, and entertainment options. Its location on the West Pacific Coast provides great year-round climate, allowing for countless outdoor activities. San José also offers convenient transportation options and easy access to visit San Francisco's points of interest, about 45 minutes away. The city's cultural diversity also creates a friendly, inviting atmosphere for visitors from all over the world.
The Land of Innovation - Silicon Valley
San José City College is nestled in the heart of the “Silicon Valley” in California, with close proximity to the world's largest technological corporations like Adobe, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Intel, and Google. With our state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding faculty, we offer the highest quality education, making our college an ideal environment for your education. Envision your American college experience at San José City College where opportunities are endless!
San José City College's academic distinction is built on a strong tradition since its founding in 1921. San José City College awards certificates, the Associate in Arts (A.A) and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in over 50 fields of study. Students may also earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), designed to help students transfer to a university. Students will earn university credit for transfer preparation courses taken at San José City College. Whichever degree or transfer path is chosen, students will experience academic excellence at San José City College. For a list of degree programs offered, visit the following link: https://sjcc.edu/counseling/degrees-certificates.aspx.
Extensive Transfer University Opportunities
San José City College provides great preparation and support for international students to transfer to a university to complete their bachelor's degree. The courses offered at San José City College are equivalent to what freshmen (1st year) or sophomores (2nd year) would typically take at the university. Students have the opportunity to be guaranteed admission to the top University of California campuses and private colleges. Transfer articulation agreements with many universities are also available. Students have transferred to Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UC San Diego, San Francisco State, San José State, and many more!
Vibrant International Student Life
San José City College offers a broad range of student activities, sports, and campus clubs to ensure that opportunities exist for students to be an active and integral part of the campus community. The International Student Program Office also hosts orientations and social events regularly to give students many opportunities to make new friends.
"My experience as an international student at SJCC has been great so far. Moving to a new country/school can be a stressful process but the ISP team has helped make my transition as smooth as possible." -Hnin (Myanmar)
"I love this school as much as I love the services provided here such as Reading/Writing center, library resources, and safety services! I have met so many nice people here - my friends, my teachers, and my counselors. I can say that SJCC is my second home." -Tien (Vietnam)
"The experience I have had so far at the International Student Program has been amazing! SJCC has so many resources given to students in order for us to have everything
needed to learn, like the computer loans or the Jaguar Market. I am really so impressed by everything and I am really happy with where I am today!" -Valeria (Peru)
"I’m thrilled to be a part of this community because it offers such an awesome learning environment, great career programs, and opportunities to learn with and about others from vastly diverse backgrounds. I appreciate the opportunities here My SJCC professors are so great and approachable." -Daniel (Uganda)
Fall Semester: July 15 (Classes start in late August)
Spring Semester: November 15 (Classes start in late January)
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Cost of Attendance
Estimated Expenses for One Academic Year (Subject to Change)
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$10,000 — $15,000 Semester
Business, Computer Science, University Transfer
Type of School
Student Body GenderCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNo Affiliation
Scholarships for International StudentsNo
Conditional Admission AvailableYes
Accreditation and CertificationWASC
Type of HousingHomestay, Apartment
Test ScoresIELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, PTE Academic: 40+, ELS: Level 109, Step EIKEN: 2, Duolingo: 90+