College of Alameda

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Key facts

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  • International students
  • Total programs

Study abroad at College of Alameda

The College of Alameda (CoA) is a small but ambitious community college in the island city of Alameda. Despite its size, the College promises big things for international students.

At CoA, you’ll be challenged to achieve your wildest dreams. The College’s range of associate degrees and certificate programs prepare you for personal and professional success. From art and astronomy, to business and biology, your study and career options are almost endless.

The College’s 62-acre campus is set in park-like surroundings, providing a peaceful learning environment. However, CoA is just a stone’s throw from downtown Oakland, so you’re never far from the urban hustle and bustle.

There’s so much more to college life than just academics; that’s why CoA offers limitless extracurricular opportunities. You’ll find loads of student organizations, volunteering activities, and sports clubs. The CoA Cougars compete in the Bay Valley Conference in sports like volleyball and basketball.

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Why study at College of Alameda

  • Financial support

    85% of CoA students receive some form of financial aid

  • Flexibility options

    Study online or on-campus

  • Affordable

    You’ll get a high-quality education without breaking the bank

  • Top transfer College

    CoA programs allow you to transfer to four-year universities and colleges


College of Alameda

555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94501, United States

Alameda is a welcoming city located just off the coast of Oakland and San Francisco on Alameda Island. It's home to some of the nation’s best beaches, making it the ideal place to enjoy sunbathing, swimming, fishing, or windsurfing after class.

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    USD$10,740 per year


Barbara and Jamar Mears Scholarship This is a USD$250 scholarship awarded once a year in the Spring. Applicants must have a declared major and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher attending College of Alameda. The donor will require recipients to share a picture of themselves upon award notification.

Diesel Mechanics Tool Scholarship This USD$500 scholarship award was created to help Diesel Mechanic students meet the expenses of tuition and purchase tools needed to successfully complete the Diesel Mechanic Program at College of Alameda.

Environment & Sustainability Scholarship Alameda Power & Telecom and the College of Alameda share related goals to sustainability, energy, energy-efficiency, workforce development, community development, curriculum development, and public relations. With funds from Alameda Power & Telecom this $350 scholarship is intended for a student who has completed or is currently taking an Environmental Management Technology course.

PACLA Scholarship, COA This is a USD$500 scholarship awarded once a year in the Spring to students. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a Chicano/Latino student enrolled at College of Alameda. Preference will be given to, but not limited to AB540 Students.

Patti Heimburger AAUW College of Alameda Scholarship This is a scholarship funded by the AAUW of Alameda in Memory of Patti Heimburger. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a second-year or later student whose home campus is the College of Alameda. The student should have completed at least 24 units with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to Alameda residents. There are four USD$5,000 scholarships awarded once a year in Spring.

Visa requirements for College of Alameda

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at College of Alameda

International students from more than 50 countries have chosen CoA’s beautiful campus as their second home. You’ll be learning and living in an enriching environment that celebrates diversity and fosters intercultural understanding.

The College’s Welcome Center is a priceless support service for international and domestic students alike. Whether you need application assistance, financial guidance, or help settling into CoA life, you can always speak to a friendly member of the team.

In your spare time, there are plenty of religious and cultural societies to try out. These include the International Students’ Club and the Muslim Student Association. Getting involved in clubs and societies is a brilliant way to make new friends and learn more about the world around you.


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    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
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    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
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    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
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  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • Basketball Courts
    • volleyball courts
  • Sports Facilities
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