The UBridge@COM campus is based in College of Marin, in the city of Kentfield, California. A 20-minute drive across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco, Marin County is nestled between UC Berkeley and Napa Valley, and boasts some of the best scenery and options for outdoor activities in Northern California.
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At the heart of University Bridge is access to guaranteed admissions into elite US universities. Students at our UBridge@COM campus enjoy guaranteed or priority progression to the universities below provided they meet the required GPA after two years/60 credits of study.
The UC Berkeley pathway is a targeted program specifically created for UBridge students aiming to attend UC Berkeley. As a UBridge student in this program, you will attend courses at our host campus, College of Marin (COM). Over the last five years, COM has enjoyed the highest transfer acceptance rate into Berkeley at approximately 35%. College of Marin’s campus is located across the Richmond Bridge from Berkeley and hosts regular visits from Berkeley undergraduate admissions staff.
For the fall 2022 incoming class, just over 30% of COM students who applied were accepted into UC Berkeley as transfer students. This stands in sharp contrast to Berkeley’s international freshman admissions rate, which they note is 9.14%. The UC Berkeley pathway at UBridge@COM prepares you for successful transfer with the personalized academic guidance you need to succeed. Students who attend College of Marin are given priority admissions in Berkeley versus those from other states applying as transfer students. Come see why 93% of UBridge students were accepted to a Top 50 US university last year!
Fees include up to 36 credits, transportation and all the benefits of CollegeCare®. Fall students may elect to use their 36 credits over three consecutive semesters.
Upon acceptance into UBridge and payment of a deposit, your I-20 will be generated and sent out.
|FALL 2023 INTAKE||$34,950|
|SPRING 2024 INTAKE*||$32,100|
|Additional Fees||Medical insurance and accommodations|
* Program fees include up to 30 credits for UB@COM
Our apartments at UBridge@COM have many high-end facilities: swimming pool, gym, and, most importantly, 24/7 security.
The standard configuration for our apartments are two bedroom, two bathroom units. They are fully furnished with a kitchen (stove, oven, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher) and a living/dining area. You will share a twin room with another UBridge student. Please note that single rooms may be available on request for a fee.
We provide a bed, desk, and closet in your room, and each apartment has a TV, internet, and cable TV. A washer/dryer is available on property. Students can add their own personality to the apartments by putting up their favorite posters or pictures from home.
|FALL 2023 INTAKE||$24,050|
|SPRING 2024 INTAKE*||$19,050|
* Spring start housing fee is for 8 months
Living with your fellow classmates is one of the best parts of studying in the U.S. First year University Bridge students live in the same community, and many students choose to stay for their second year. This creates a great atmosphere. You will make friends quickly. Our advisors stay close by, so we are always there if you need anything.
There are many social events included with your housing: from meals out to trips to watch the NBA, from go-karting to cooking lessons, you can always keep busy. Your advisor is there to support you with anything you need – we’ll always be there to help.
The apartments at our UBridge@COM campus are located in Larkspur, walking distance to College of Marin. A collection of restaurants and a grocery store are within a short walking distance as well.
The nearby area is surrounded by natural beauty. Outdoor activities on offer include mountain biking, surfing, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing on one of the many beaches such as Muir Head or Stinson.
San Francisco is just across the bay on the commuter ferry, or a 15-minute drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, making it easy to enjoy everything this world-famous city has to offer.
Take a trip on a cable car, visit the world’s largest Chinatown outside of Asia, enjoy award winning restaurants, get your designer fashion fix, or eat the best burritos in the world!
All in one day…
Each University Bridge student is assigned a private advisor who is an expert on the community college system as well as the university transfer process. With UBridge’s CollegeCare®, students enjoy a student-to-advisor ratio of less than 25:1 and, therefore, have immediate access to advisors. Additionally, many of our advisors were international community college students themselves who were admitted to schools such as UCLA and Berkeley through the transfer process.
“My UBridge advisor helped me devise a personalized two-year transfer plan which made me feel secure, as I knew what I was expecting for the next semesters. She even helped me maintain my offer from UCLA when I was at the risk of losing it. I couldn’t have gotten into UCLA without the help of UBridge."
“UBridge managed to help me get into UC San Diego, even though I was not eligible to apply for TAG. I highly appreciate it."
“When I first came to California I didn’t know where I wanted to progress. After many one-on-one counseling sessions with University Bridge’s staff we built a custom education plan for me to attend my dream school – UC Santa Barbara.”
Graduated from College of Marin with an overall transferable GPA: 3.67
University of Southern California – Psychology B.A
Graduated from College of Marin with a 3.94 GPA at the college
University of California – San Diego, Roosevelt College – Economics where he received a $13,000 dollar per year scholarship
Graduated from College of Marin with an overall transferable GPA: 3.39
University of California – San Diego, Revelle College – BioChemistry BS