Chabot College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, University Transfer, Business Administration

  • Setting

    City, Suburban

  • Type of Housing

    No housing available

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 60 +, IELTS: Band 5.5 +

  • Social Media

Campus Description

Chabot College is located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Chabot College is a public, fully accredited community college that prepares students to succeed in their education while engaging in the cultural life of the community. Students can earn Associate degrees and certificates in more than 149 academic subject areas. For students seeking to complete a Bachelor's degree, Chabot is an ideal environment for students to complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree, before transferring to a four-year university. Chabot College is near many of the finest four-year universities in the U.S., and is within easy driving distance of the cities of Berkeley, San Jose and San Francisco. Hayward experiences mild temperatures year-round with periods of rainfall during fall, winter, and spring seasons and sunshine during the rest of the summer months. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse regions in the United States and offers students a broad range of cultural, historic, recreational, and entertainment resources. Public transit is available which allows access to neighboring cities.


Chabot College awards Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees and Associate Degrees for CSU Transfer (A.A.-T and A.S.-T) plus certificate programs. Popular majors include: 

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing and Management
  • Psychology

Transfer Universities

Many of our students transfer to top-ranked four-year universities to continue their studies. Our College Transfer Center provides free resources and services to help students transfer from Chabot College to a four-year college or university. Our students choose to transfer to popular universities like these:

  • University of California, Berkeley 
  • University of California, Los Angeles 
  • California State University, East Bay 
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Southern California
  • ...and many other colleges and universities located across the United States

In addition, we have Transfer Admission Guarantees with the following universities:

  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of California, Santa Barbara

As well as Transfer Guarantees to 23 California State Universities (A.A.-T, A.S.-T)

Application and Tuition

Chabot College operates on a traditional semester system and offers an optional summer session. Applications are accepted for Fall (June 1 deadline, April 30 recommended), and Spring (November 1 deadline). New students are required to arrive on campus before classes begin for new student orientation and registration. Tuition for international students is a good value and can be estimated at $6936 per academic year. 

International Student Services

The International Student Program (ISP) provides you with full-service and is dedicated to supporting international students with education, career planning, and course selection. Services include:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Specialized Academic, Immigration and Personal Counseling
  • Assessment and Tutorial Center
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Housing Assistance
  • Cultural Workshops and Activities
  • College Transfer Center
  • Student Health Center
  • Employment Center

Campus Life and Facilities

International students are encouraged to participate in student clubs, student government, athletics, newspaper, and cultural events and celebrations. Chabot has a leading edge computer lab with over 120 Internet-ready computers and a 40,000 square foot computer and science building. Classrooms and laboratories are available for social science, language arts, humanities, international language, art, music, drama, physics and mathematics, and physical education. Features include a Performing Arts Center, planetarium, two gymnasiums, five athletic fields, 12 tennis courts, indoor handball and racquetball courts, new strength-training facilities, a 400-meter track, and modern fitness center. 


Chabot College does not offer on-campus housing. We have contracted with International Student Placement to assist students in finding safe and affordable housing in a quality, pre-screened host home. We can also assist you in locating shared housing and individual apartments or houses in the community. Public transportation is available to and from campus. 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The College does not offer beginning ESL courses. Chabot ESL classes are at intermediate and advanced levels only. International students can obtain English competency by enrolling at ELS Language Centers in Berkeley or the American Language Program (ALP) at nearby California State University, East Bay. We can issue a conditional letter of acceptance. Upon passing ELS 109 or ALP's institutional TOEFL or IELTS test, students then transfer directly to Chabot College to begin academic studies.

Chabot College

International Student Program
25555 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward CA 94545
P: 1.510.723.6715
For more information: Chabot College