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I came to Foothill from a four yearNot so brightCommunications
I came to Foothill from a four year university. I am very impressed with my education here so far.
I was nervous at the class sizes in the beginning as my classes in my previous university were usually around 20. Here my classes are around 50 students. However, the teaching has been phenomenal. Even though the classes are larger teachers try to make a point to learn your names and even chat with you. I am extremely impressed with the amount of classes and majors available. There are far more class availability than my previous four year and have been luck to have gotten all my choice of classes.

I can not say much about the social life since as a community college it is a commuter campus. However, I do see flyers for clubs and other activities all the time. In regards to students it's similar to any other university. There are many international students too and although Los Altos Hills is predominantly White there are many different backgrounds of students around.

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A-, Surrounding City: D
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BrightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Financial Aid is very incompetent and gives you the run around. They take weeks to process information.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Individual Value: F
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Foothill is a great COMMUNITY COLLEGEUndecided
Foothill is a great COMMUNITY COLLEGE
I would recommend that anyone who can live with parents/friends/relatives go here if they did not get into a UC

It is large and the campus will feel extremely crowded during the first two weeks of each quarter. This will settle down as people get their schedules finalized

Foothill is in a beautiful area; there are great views of vineyards and mountains. If so inclined, there are abundant hiking trails in the vicinity, great for unwinding after class.

Counselors are generally knowledgeable, but the staffing shortage entails that you have you bullet pointsready for your appointment, as you are limited to a 1/2 hr. There is definitely a DMV feel to the administration here: do your best to conduct all business (registration, pre req filing, payment) promptly; otherwise you will spend inordinate amounts of time in line waiting to sort things out

The educational quality is OK, probably on par with lower division UC classes. It is easier to get better grades in the sense that you have more access to professors, and the professors have an interest in you succeeding and moving on to a UC.Finally, it is quite easy to get involved on campus. This is important for resume building, so do it.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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