About De Anza College

Founded in , De Anza College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 21,716 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The De Anza College Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 30:1. There are 279 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at De Anza College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at are considered , with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at De Anza College.

De Anza College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    27 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    37 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    37 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    38 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    38 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    38 Students rated local services 4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    38 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of De Anza College?

41 Students rated De Anza College

Yanci - 06/28/2023

I really like it, I just wish it was more safe. Lately there has been some incidents that make students feel not safe and it would be nice of the school added security cameras around the parking lots and the main buildings. The academic life and extracurricular activities are very alive and students work together to help each other.

Daisy - 05/01/2023

De Anza college has made a big impact on my educational journey. As a freshman in college I didn't know anyone around me and I felt alone. I considered myself to be a shy person and as a first generation student I struggled with thinking that I was good enough to succeed in college. Due to the community I found in De Anza I wanted to become a more intricate part of the community. This later had an impact on the rest of my life as I began to work as a tutor at my college. The community that De Anza brings together helped me get through these difficult times. As a first generation student I know first hand how difficult it can be to manage an educational journey and feeling as though none around can help you. But with a bit of support every student can succeed. De Anza professors have been very helpful in supporting me throughout my educational journey. While it does vary depending on what professors you get I have been fortunate in having very understanding professors who are easily accessible. Aside from this in my in person classes and online classes I have found many friends. My peers are often willing to help me and others who are struggling in class. Overall De Anza is a very welcoming school that really does care about every student's success.

brian - 02/28/2021

This college has good opportunities for any student who is looking for anything. A student can be in and out if they keep their nose to the grindstone, and will always have a teacher who encourages you to learn. This college has a variety of classes and will let you grow.


The school is great! There are lots of opportunities that are posted on the walls and everywhere around the school. I was able to know scholarships and jobs that might help me financially in the future. They are very well-updated on their events and the students seem to be hardworking and caring. I enjoy the diversity we have here. I was able to learn a lot of different cultures and make good friends.

De Anza College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at De Anza College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for De Anza College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Enjoy school and go through with it. Don't skip classes and think that it doesnt hurt to miss one or two, it all catches up. Then life hits you. You won't have time for school as you get older. So enjoy and finish school. It may suck at the moment but it will be for the better in the long run. And once school is done, have fun!

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Coming fresh out of high school, becoming involved with a club or more on campus can make a positive outcome for your first college experience.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The best community college for students that are interested in transfering to an University.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    For a community college, the students here are surprisingly engaged. You can tell from the over 75 active clubs on campus that the 30,000 + students here like to be involved and engaged socially and academically.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    I like that it does not discriminate against any single person and that anyone, young or old, rich or poor, American or not can attend.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about De Anza college is that they raised prices of the units so I have to pay more on top of the costs of books.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    De anza is filled with many different people, which essentially is how the entire town is. Any one should attend this school! I really had no idea what to major with at first and was fairly nervous about going back to college after my first time at Brooks Institute which wasnt for everybody. But every one is soo different and great in thier own way at de anza and It felt very welcoming. So anyone should attend.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The unique thing about De Anza Community College is that it is the last community college that still uses the quarter system. This is very useful because when i transfer to a Four-year University than I will be adjusted to the quarter system.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    This school is very diverse so its for everyone and anyone.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is not knowing if I chose the right professor that suits me and my studying habits because it is more of a gamble and I highly rely on ratemyprofessors.com to get reviews from past students. Before I have registered my classes, I always search the professor's name on the website and see what are the student's opinions with the course and how the teacher's teaching skills is like. It goes from a poor, average and highly recommend scale and students give well explained input about the courses and instructor.

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  12. What are the academics like at your school?

    The teachers at this school have an amazing range of academic and professional experience over a wide range of highly respected fields. Their teaching methods are among the best in any community colleges and there is an excellent selection of counselors and staff to assist any student struggling with their education.

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  13. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    De Anza college is a very diverse college welcoming a wide range of students from different racial backgrounds and international students alike. Perhaps the only stereotype I had going into the school was that since De Anza college is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the students here might be heavily influenced by the Computer Sciences field. This assumption however, was corrected as I saw a wide range of academic majors and interests here.

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  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    i could have taken up some classes during high school

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  15. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Great teachers/professors.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

46% of students attending De Anza College receive some sort of financial aid. 27% were awarded federal grants. While 3% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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