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UC (Univ. of California)

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There are 9 undergraduate universities in the UC system:

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  • UC Admissions Website - Contains information regardin admissions to all nine UC campuses. 
  • Undergraduate (Freshman) Requirments - If you're interested in entering the University of California as a freshman, you'll have to satisfy these requirements.
  • Freshman Admit Data - Freshman admission profiles summarize the academic qualifications of applicants and admitted freshmen to each UC campus for fall 2020.)

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CSU (California State University)

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There are 23 campuses in the CSU System: 

  • Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Monterey Bay, Northridge, San Bernardino, San Marcos, Cal Maritime, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State LA, Fresno State, Humboldt State, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Francisco State, San José State, Sonoma State, Stanislaus State. 
  • Explore all 23 campuses

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Basic Facts: 

  • CSU tuition rates are significantly lower than UCs
  • More campuses across California to choose from 
  • Higher acceptance rate than most UCs


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AICCU (Independent/Private College)


Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

Founded in 1955, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is comprised of 85 independent, nonprofit colleges and universities in California. Together, these institutions make up the Independent California Colleges and Universities sector (ICCU).
Basic Facts on Independent/Private Colleges:
  • ICCU institutions enroll 22% of undergraduates at California, 4-year institutions, and 58% of graduate students.
  • In general, tuition at private schools will be greater, but private schools may be more likely to offer need-based grants for students who cannot afford tuition. The tuition may range from $30,000 to $45,000 per year at a private school.
  • Smaller student to teacher ratio
Application Process:
  • Many private schools use the Common App for their applications.
    • Application requires a listing of activities and awards.
    • Requires a personal statement.
    • Deadlines may differ based on school.

Out of State Colleges

WUE. Western Undergraduate Exchange 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is an agreement among WICHE’s 16 member states and territories, through which 160+ participating public colleges and universities provide steep nonresident tuition savings for Western students. 
Through WUE, eligible students can choose from hundreds of undergraduate programs outside their home state, and pay no more than 150 percent of that institution’s resident tuition rate.
Since full nonresident college-tuition rates may exceed 300 percent of resident rates, WUE increases affordable higher-education choices for students, and minimizes the adverse impacts of student loan debt.

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Interactive website that provides information about different institutions, including programs and majors, admissions considerations and more. 
What is ASSIST and what does it do?
• ASSIST provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in
California; it is the official repository of articulation agreements for California’s public
colleges and universities. Articulation shows how courses completed at one college or
university can be used to satisfy requirements at another.
• ASSIST lists courses that fulfill university admission requirements, major and general
education requirements, and university graduation requirements. It also lists transferable
elective courses that can be used to reach the number of units needed to transfer to a
• ASSIST does not contain information about private, out-of-state, or international colleges
or universities.

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