Palo Alto, CA Colleges

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Palo Alto

Palo Alto (pron.: /?pælo??ælto?/; Spanish: palo: literally "stick", colloquial: "tree" and alto: "tall"; meaning: "tall tree") is a California charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, United States. The city shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park. It is named after a redwood tree called El Palo Alto.

The city includes portions of Stanford University and is headquarters to a number of Silicon Valley high-technology companies including Hewlett-Packard (HP), VMware, Tesla Motors, Ning, IDEO, Wealthfront and Palantir Technologies. It has served as an incubator to several other high-technology companies such as Apple Inc., Google,Facebook, Logitech,Intuit, Sun Microsystems,Pinterest, and PayPal. As of the 2010 census the city had a total population of 64,403 residents. Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford when he established Stanford University following the death of his son Leland Stanford Jr. Palo Alto is one of the most expensive cities in the United States and its residents are among the most educated in the country.

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Schools in and around Palo Alto, CA

Name
Menlo College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,476 average out-state tuition; $34,476 average in-state tuition
Stanford University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,050 average out-state tuition; $40,050 average in-state tuition
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Palo Alto University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,731 average out-state tuition; $13,731 average in-state tuition
Canada College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $1,013 average out-state tuition; $1,013 average in-state tuition
Foothill College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,075 average out-state tuition; $360 average in-state tuition
Cogswell College
Four or more years; Private for profit; $19,488 average out-state tuition; $19,488 average in-state tuition

Palo Alto, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship Up to $5,000 January 17, 2017
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Donald F. Hastings Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship $2,500 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017