Chabot College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • 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


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, PTE Academic: 45+, ELS: Level 109, iTEP: 4.0, Step EIKEN: 2, Duolingo: 95+

  • Social Media

Chabot College

Chabot College is located Hayward, in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Founded in 1961, Chabot College is a public, fully accredited community college consiting of approximately 14,000 students including 70 International students from over 30 countries.  Chabot College prepares students to succeed in their education while engaging in the cultural life of the community. Students can choose from over 90 Associate and Transfer degrees and 87 certificates. For students seeking to earn a Bachelor's degree, Chabot is an ideal environment 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 Francisco, and San Jose and the Silicon Valley. Hayward experiences mild temperatures year-round with periods of rainfall during fall, winter, and spring seasons and sunshine during 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. 

Academic Excellence

Chabot College offers an excellent education at an affordable price.  Chabot has exceptional and committed staff and instructors from diverse backgrounds.  Class size is small to enhance interactions and learning.  Chabot awards over 90 Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees and Associate Degrees for CSU Transfer (A.A.-T and A.S.-T) in addition to certificate programs. Popular majors include: 

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

University Transfer

Chabot College provides the first two years of  U.S. American University education.  The University Transfer 2+2 program is one of the most popular pathway programs at Chabot College. 

2 years at Chabot +
2 years at a university =
4 year Bachelor degree

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) and Spring (November 1 deadline). Tuition for international students is an exceptional value of an estimated $7,932 per academic year. 

Support Services

The International Student Program (ISP) at Chabot College is dedicated to assisting international students with course selection, academic concerns, immigration status advising, cultural adjustment, housing, transfer planning, social activites and personal concerns. Our programs and services are designed to assist you in achieving your educational goals while studying in the United States. Some of the services the College provides include:

  • New International Student Orientation
  • Specialized Academic, Immigration and Personal Counseling
  • Mental Health Services
  • Student Health Center
  • Housing Assistance
  • Assessment Center
  • Free Tutoring
  • College Transfer Center
  • Employment Center
  • Cultural Workshops and Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations including International Club
  • Specialized Support Programs


We have partnered 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. 

Campus Life and Facilities

International students are welcomed by the International Club and 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. State of the art classrooms and laboratories are available for social science, language arts, humanities, foreign language, art, music, drama, physics, mathematics, and physical education. Features include a Performing Arts Center, planetarium, cafeteria, two gymnasiums, five athletic fields, 12 tennis courts, pool, indoor handball and racquetball courts, new strength-training facilities, a 400-meter track, and modern fitness center. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Chabot College!

Chabot College

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