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 – great beaches, plentiful 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.


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

College of San Mateo

Founded in 1922, College of San Mateo was one of the first junior colleges in America. Today the college is famous for its beautiful campus and transfer success. Every year more than 500 students transfer to the University of California institutions, including Berkeley, UCLA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Irvine, Davis, and Santa Cruz.

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