Our California Silicon Valley campus is based in the beautiful city of San Mateo. Thirty minutes from downtown San Francisco in the heart of the world’s tech capital, students can enjoy all that California has to offer in one city – great beaches, plentiful outdoor activities, warm and sunny weather all year around, and a location that’s close to some of the best universities in the world, including Stanford University and UC Berkeley.
Founded in 1922, College of San Mateo was one of the first junior colleges in America. Today the college is famous for its beautiful campus and transfer success. Every year more than 500 students transfer to the University of California institutions, including Berkeley, UCLA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Irvine, Davis, and Santa Cruz.