De Anza College: Narrative Description

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21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014-5793
Tel: (408)864-5678
Admissions: (408)864-8292
Fax: (408)864-8329
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 112-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Total enrollment: 23,344. Full-time: 8,860 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 14,484 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 79 other countries, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 6% black, 33% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 52% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission. Placement: SAT, CPT, DTLS, DTMS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $22. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3600 full-time, $100 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $612 full-time, $17 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Automotive Club, Vietnamese Club, Filipino Club. Major annual events: Graduation, Orientation, Club Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. A. Robert DeHart Learning Center with 80,000 books and 927 serials. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The district, population 174,000, is within an hour's drive from San Francisco. Buses and trains serve the area and the San Jose International Airport is nearby for air transportation. There are parks, playgrounds and nearby beaches for recreational activities as well as the cultural advantages of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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