What Makes De Anza Special?
- Exceptional transfer rate. De Anza consistently ranks #1 or #2 in the state for the total number of students who annually transfer to UC and CSU campuses.
- Top Animation Program. Our Animation Program was listed as one of the top 15 classic-degreed animation programs on the country, according to Animation Magazine. Also ranked in the same list were programs at New York University, UCLA and USC.
- Top athletes. Our 19 men's and women's intercollegiate teams have done so well in Coast conference competition that they earned the Bud Ottmar Award for 11 consecutive years.
Meet Our Students
The De Anza student body is as richly diverse as our course offerings and extracurricular activities. Most students are from local cities, although some come from more than 50 countries. We have one of the best international student programs around!
Celebrating cultural and ethnic diversity is part of the college's philosophy and is reflected in course material and at campus events and gatherings.
The college is known for its dynamic student activities program, which features successful intercollegiate athletic competitions, intramural team sports, more than 60 student clubs and an active student government.
What Students Say About De Anza
"De Anza is the best community college in the area. It has the classes I need to transfer to UC Berkeley. The teachers are wonderful—they are experienced. I like the diversity of people here. The clubs do a good job of representing and bringing together different cultures and interests."
"I came to De Anza to complete my general education requirements so I can transfer to a four-year college and get a degree in electrical engineering. It’s cheaper and people are friendly here. The students and faculty are accepting and make you feel at home."
"I’m a high school student taking classes to accelerate and get ahead. De Anza seems like a good place to go. I plan to fulfill my general education requirements and transfer to a four-year college. I want to study medicine."