The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its natural beauty, liberal politics, affluence,
diversity, and technology.
About San Francisco
The San Mateo colleges are located between the World Class City of San Francisco and
the High Tech Capital of the World, Silicon Valley. San Mateo Colleges are minutes
from the Pacific Ocean, and from hiking areas and beautiful national parks, as well
as five hours to ski resorts in northern California. We are within easy traveling
distance to several principal colleges and universities: Stanford University, U.C.
Berkeley, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara
As with any major metropolitan area, there is plenty of public transportation available
to our students.Caltrain is the regional train that links San Francisco to San Jose,
and all of the smaller cities in between.BART is the subway system that links San
Francisco to the East Bay and to the airport. Our colleges are only 30 minutes from
local airports in San Francisco and San Jose.