Campus Overview

Our California Silicon Valley campus is based in the beautiful city of San Mateo. Thirty minutes from downtown San Francisco in the heart of the world’s tech capital, students can enjoy all that California has to offer in one city – endless outdoor activities, warm and sunny weather all year around, and a location that’s close to some of the best universities in the world, including Stanford University and UC Berkeley.

Campus Fast Facts

  • UBridge students attend College of San Mateo
  • Over 1,000 university majors available through transfer
  • Pathway to the University of California
  • Progression to nearly 120 universities both inside and outside of California – the most of any transfer school in the U.S.
  • Less than 10% international student population
  • Average class size of 35 students
  • 20+ student clubs and societies
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Location at a Glance

  • Located in San Mateo, California
  • 30 minutes from San Francisco
  • In the heart of Silicon Valley, close to Stanford University and major tech headquarters like Google, Apple, Oracle, and Facebook
  • Mild climate ranging from 4°C (January) to 28°C (July) with 260 days of sunshine per year

Guaranteed Admissions Universities

At the heart of University Bridge is access to guaranteed admissions into elite US universities. Students at our UBridge@CSM campus enjoy guaranteed or priority progression to the universities below, provided they meet the required GPA after two years/60 credits of study.


University of California, Santa Barbara

#28 National Universities


University of California, Irvine

#36 National Universities


University of California, Davis

#38 National Universities

This campus offers transfer pathways to many other universities, depending on the GPA you achieve. Feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more.


Program Fees

Fees include up to 36 credits, transportation and all the benefits of CollegeCare®. Fall students may elect to use their 36 credits over three consecutive semesters.

Upon acceptance into UBridge and payment of a deposit, your I-20 will be generated and sent out.

FALL 2022 INTAKE $33,750
SPRING 2023 INTAKE*  $29,500
Additional Fees Medical insurance and accommodations

* Program fees include up to 26 credits for UB@CSM

Housing at College of San Mateo

Our apartments at UBridge@CSM have many high-end facilities: swimming pool, BBQ area, hot tub, clubhouse, gym and, most importantly, 24/7 security.

The standard configuration for our apartments are two bedroom, two bathroom units. They are fully furnished with a kitchen (stove, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher) and a living/dining area. You will share a twin room with another UBridge student. Please note that single rooms may be available on request for a fee.

We provide a bed, desk, and closet in your room, and each apartment has a TV, internet, cable TV, and a washer/dryer. Students can add their own personality to the apartments by putting up their favorite posters or pictures from home.

Housing Fees

FALL 2022 INTAKE $22,750
SPRING 2023 INTAKE* $18,750


* Spring start housing fee is for 8 months

Living and community at College of San Mateo

Be Part of a Community

Living with your fellow classmates is one of the best parts of studying in the U.S. First-year University Bridge students live in the same community, and many students choose to stay for their second year. This creates a great atmosphere. You will make friends quickly. Our advisors stay close by, so we are always there if you need anything.

More Than Just Accommodations

There are many social events included with your housing: from meals out to trips to watch the NBA, from go-karting to cooking lessons, you can always keep busy. Your advisor is there to support you with anything you need, whether it is a trip to the doctor’s office, or help buying a car – we’ll always be there to help.

Local Area

The apartments at the California Silicon Valley campus are located just minutes from school. Just across the street is a shopping area with many tasty restaurants from around the world—perfect for filling up on noodles, sushi, tacos, or anything else you want to try!


California’s weather is perfect for outdoor activities, and there is plenty to do in and around San Mateo. You can go kite surfing at Coyote Point, mountain bike up Sawyer Camp Trail, “shop ’til you drop” at Hillsdale Shopping Center, or just relax at one of the many beaches or parks.


San Francisco is only 30 minutes away on the Caltrain, a convenient passenger rail line, so it’s easy to enjoy everything this world famous city has to offer. Take a trip on a cable car, visit the world’s largest Chinatown outside of Asia, enjoy award-winning restaurants, get your designer fashion fix, or eat the best burritos in the world! All in one day…


Each University Bridge student is assigned a private advisor who is an expert on the community college system as well as the university transfer process. With UBridge’s CollegeCare®, students enjoy a student-to-advisor ratio of less than 25:1 and, therefore, have immediate access to advisors. Additionally, many of our advisors were international community college students themselves who were admitted to schools such as UCLA and Berkeley through the transfer process.

UBridge Alumni

David Wai

David Wai
Graduated from CSM with an overall transferable GPA: 3.36
University of California, Santa Barbara – Economics

Kivi Cumbul

Kivi Cumbul
Graduated from CSM with an overall transferable GPA: 3.98
University of Southern California – Computer Science

Qiaoan Yang

Qiaoan Yang
Graduated from CSM with an overall transferable GPA: 3.68
University of California, Berkley – Operations Research and Management Science

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