West Hills College

West Hills College

West Hills College Coalinga is an American community college excellent for international students. Mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the college is ideal for international students interested in living and studying in a small, rural community while having access to California’s main attractions. There are two campuses with 4,500 students total.

West Hills Community College offers Associate degrees in many fields including: Administration of Justice, Art, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Child Development, Computer Information Systems, Geography, Health Science, Humanities, Law Enforcement/AOJ Corrections, Office Management & Technologies, Liberal Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Social Sciences, Precision Agriculture, Psychiatric Technician, Psychology.

College Transfer Program 2+2
Many West Hills Community College international students transfer to local, state and national universities. Top choices include University of Southern California, California State University, Los Angeles University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Ohio, and Arizona State University.

Coalinga is a small, safe American community located approximately 100 kilometers from Fresno, in the heart of California, USA. The town is located three hours from San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, and the dynamic California coastline. The dry subtropical Mediterranean climate is excellent for outdoor activities.

On campus dorms: International students are required to live on campus during their first year. Students living on campus will have three meals provided to them Monday-Friday; and two meals on Saturday and Sunday. Each residence hall is staffed with a live-in Housing Coordinator and student Resident Assistants. The residence halls are equipped with cable television in each room, wireless internet accessible from anywhere in the building, laundry facilities, computer room, TV and recreational room.

Homestay and off campus housing are possible for returning students only.

Application Deadline
July 15 for Fall / November 30 for Winter

TOEFL Required
No TOEFL required.

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West Hills College

Sports - Baseball, Basketball, Football, Rodeo, Softball, Volleyball

Closest International and Local Airports: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)