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BAY AREA COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Learn about your educational options in the SF Bay Area -
Private Colleges and Universities,
Public Universities, and
Community Colleges.
Connect with each school's homepage by clicking on its name,
or E-mail the admission department for
more information.

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Private Colleges and Universities

COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
CONTACT INFORMATION
For information on 
graduate programs, 
contact individual departments
TOEFL REQUIREMENT
undergraduate/
graduate
International
(Institutional)
ACCEPT ELP
INSTITUTIONAL TOEFL?
Academy of Art College
625 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94120
(415) 274-2222
E-mail: akakitis@academyart.edu
No minimum; applicants must take Academy placement test
Yes
California College of 
Arts and Crafts
5212 Broadway 
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 653-8118
E-mail:  jmcrae@ccac-art.edu
197 (525)/
213 (550)
Yes
California Institute of
Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 575-6100
E-mail:  info@ciis.edu
213 (550)
In some cases
Chapman University
2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 110
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 680-1407
E-mail:  concord@chapman.edu


Cogswell Polytechnical College
1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1299
(408) 541-0100 
E-mail:  admis@cogswell.edu
213 (550)
Yes
College of Notre Dame
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 508-3533
E-mail:  admiss@cnd.edu
133 (450)/
213 (550)
Yes
Dominican College of 
San Rafael
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, California
94901-2298
(415) 457-4440
E-mail: Enroll@dominican.edu
213 (550)
Yes
Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 442-7800
E-mail: info@ggu.edu
197 (525)/
213 (550)
No
Holy Names College
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 436-1351
E-mail:  admissions@admin.hnc.edu
163 (490)/
213 (550)
Yes
John F. Kennedy University
12 Altarinda Road
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 258-2339
E-mail:  ssermeno@jfku.edu
213 (550)/
213 (550)
In some cases
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
(800) 556-3656 (toll-free)
E-mail: admissions@menlo.edu
173 (500)
Yes
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
(510) 430-2135
E-mail: admission@mills.edu
213 (550)/
213 (550)
Yes
Monterey Institute of International Studies
425 Van Buren
Monterey, CA 93940
1 (800) 824-7235 
E-mail: admit@miis.edu
213 (550)/
250 (600)
Only graduate programs; one honors BA
No
New College of California
741 Valencia Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 437-3460 or 1-(888) 437-3460
E-mail: admissions@ncgate.newcollege.edu
173 (500)/
173 (500)
Yes
Samuel Merritt College
370 Hawthorne Ave.
Oakland, California 94609
(510) 869-6511
E-mail:  admission@samuelmerritt.edu
213 (550)/
250 (600)
No
St. Mary's College of California
P.O. Box A-L
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4352 
E-mail: mlittle@stmarys-ca.edu
197 (525)/
213 (550)
475-524 may take 2 courses w/ESL classes
Yes
San Francisco 
Art Institute
800 Chesnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 771-7020
E-mail: admissions@cdmweb.sfai.edu
173 (500)/
250 (600)
TSE required for MFA program
Yes
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4700
E-mail: ugadmissions@scu.edu
213 (550)/
213 (550)
No
Stanford University 
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2091 
E-mail: undergrad.admissions
@forsythe.stanford.edu
250 (600)/
250 (600)
SAT required for undergraduate admission
No
University of 
San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-6563
E-mail:opdyke@usfca.edu
140 (460)/
213 (550)
In some cases

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Public Universities


COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
CONTACT INFORMATION
For information on 
graduate programs, 
contact individual departments
TOEFL REQUIREMENT
undergraduate/
graduate
International
(Institutional)
ACCEPT ELP INSTITUTIONAL TOEFL?
California State University, Hayward
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-3000
(510) 885-2624 (admissions)
E-mail: adminfo@csuhayward.edu
195 (525)/
213 (550)
No
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1293
E-mail:  ugadmit@sfsu.edu
173 (500)/
213 (550)
No
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192
408-924-1000
E-mail: info@soar.sjsu.edu
173 (500)/
213 (550)
No
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 664-3013
E-mail:  jane.luchini@sonoma.edu
173 (500)/
213 (550)
In some cases
University of California, Berkeley
110 Sproul Hall (undergraduate)
309 Sproul Hall (graduate)
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-3246 (undergraduate)
E-mail:  ouars@uclink.berkeley.edu

for graduate admissions,
contact individual departments

213 (550)/
230 (570)
Yes (undergraduate only)
University of California, San Francisco
520 Parnassus
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 476-4356
E-mail: webreg_at_saa@ccmail.ucsf.edu
213 (550)
Only graduate programs in medicine are offered
No

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Community Colleges


COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
CONTACT INFORMATION
TOEFL REQUIREMENT
International
(Institutional)
ACCEPT ELP INSTITUTIONAL TOEFL?
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos CA 95005
(831) 479-6200
E-mail:  salarter@cabrillo.cc.ca.us
133 (450)
Yes
Cañada College
4200 Farm Hill Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94601
(650) 306-3494
E-mail: sohrabi@smcccd.cc.ca.us
160 (480)
Yes
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 723-6715 

E-mail: E-mail: intladms@clpccd.cc.ca.us

 

173 (500)
Yes
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 239-3837
E-mail: rbrovelli@ccsf.cc.ca.us
152 (475)
Yes
College of Alameda
555 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
 (510) 466-7380
E-mail: globaled@peralta.cc.ca.us
160 (480)
Yes
College of Marin
835 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 485-9411 ext. 7719
E-mail: admissions@marin.cc.ca.us
193 (525)
No
College of San Mateo
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 574-6526
E-mail:  frassetti@smcccd.cc.ca.us
160 (480)
Yes
Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 235-7800 ext. 4469
E-mail:  lames@contracosta.cc.ca.us
173 (500)
Yes
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 864-8813
E-mail:  fu@admin.fhda.edu
193 (525)
Yes
Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230
E-mail:  gzaraboz@dvc.edu
173 (500)
Yes
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Rd.
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 274-7900 ext. 6442
E-mail:  sandra.anderson@sjeccd.cc.ca.us
173 (500)
No
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7489
E-mail:  culbertson@fhda.edu
173 (500)
Yes
Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 848-4733
E-mail:  edenton@gavilan.cc.ca.us
133 (450)
Yes
Hartnell College
156 Homestead Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-6829
E-mail:  jcrawfor@hartnell.cc.ca.us
133 (450)
Yes
Heald Institute of Technology
350 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 808-3000
E-mail:  klint_schahrer@heald.edu
153 (475)
Yes
Laney College
900 Fallon Street.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 466-7380
E-mail: globaled@peralta.cc.ca.us
160 (480)
Yes
Las Positas College
3033 Collier Canyon Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 373-4940
E-mail:  sdupree@clpccd.cc.ca.us
133 (450)
Yes
Los Medanos College
2700 E. Leland Rd.
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 439-2181 ex. 7500
E-mail:  coming October 1999
157 (480)
Yes
Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 466-7380
E-mail: globaled@peralta.cc.ca.us
157 (480)
Yes
Mission College
3000 Mission Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 988-2200
E-mail:
173 (500)
Yes
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Blvd.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-4024
E-mail: nancy_predham@mpc.cc.ca.us
140 (460)
Yes
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 253-3990
E-mail: dlarson@admin.nvc.cc.ca.us
153 (475)
Yes
Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 659-6100 ext. 5002
E-mail:  schan@ohlone.cc.ca.us
180 (510)
Yes
San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5641
E-mail:  mblack@sjdccd.cc.ca.us
173 (500)
Yes
San Jose City College
2100 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

(408) 298-2181
E-mail:  maureen.ingeneri@sjeccd.cc.ca.us
173 (500)
Yes
Santa Rosa Junior College
1510 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 524-1751
E-mail:  kim_hunt@garfield.santarosa.edu
153 (477)
No
Skyline College
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 738-4255
E-mail: acevedo@smcccd.cc.ca.us
157 (480)
Yes
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 864-7000  ext. 273
E-mail:  mterry@solano.cc.ca.us
173 (500)
Yes
Vista Community College
2020 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 466-7380
E-mail: globaled@peralta.cc.ca.us
157 (480)
Yes
West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408)  741-2694
E-mail:  sara_patterson@wvmccd.cc.ca.us
173 (500)
Yes

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