360 College Review through its partnership with San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley-USA, brings to you the finest and the No. 1 ranked College University Partnership (CUP) Program & Global Online Learning (GOL) Program as a bridge to top universities.
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley are operated by the San Mateo County Community College District. They are three fully accredited public colleges: Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College. They are located near San Francisco in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
All three colleges are University transfer colleges with elite, quality programs and services, including our own Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP). All of our Colleges have “Transfer Admission Guarantees” with the most notable public and private universities throughout the US. 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.
Our colleges are known for their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. Skyline College, only minutes away from San Francisco, offers International Trade and a variety of Biotech and Engineering transfer programs, and has an internships with Caltech and UC Berkeley. Cañada College has the only award winning STEM Center among all community colleges in California. Their animation class is taught by Pixar Animation Studios employees. College of San Mateo is one of the oldest community colleges in California. International students applying to Cañada College or Skyline College are eligible for tuition reduction scholarships as well.
Studying in Silicon Valley gives students many other potential internship and networking opportunities at world-class companies such as Google, Apple, Salesforce, Twitter and Facebook. All of our campuses are in small and very safe communities located near major highways with direct access to San Francisco, San Jose, San Francisco International Airport, and other very famous tourist destinations such as Monterey Bay, Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe.
In 2016-2017, San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley had over 1,500 foreign students. In 2017, those students paid over $10 million in tuition and fees, and contributed over $40 million to the local community.