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College Information


Highter Education Summaries


Types of Colleges and Universities

California State University (CSU)/Other State Universities

·         Awards Baccalaureate degrees and Masters degrees. Some also offer Doctorates (PhD)

·         The largest system of higher education in the nation with 23 campuses

·         Minimum requirements for a first-time freshman:

1     be a high school graduate

2     have completed certain college preparatory classes with a grade C or better

3     scores from either SAT or ACT

·         The CSU admission application is common to all campuses

 

University of California (UC)/Other Four-Year Universities

·         Awards Baccalaureate degrees, Masters degrees, and Doctorates (PhD)

·         There are nine UC campuses in California

·         Admission requirements include:

1     a high school diploma

2     completion of certain college preparatory classes with a grade C or better

3     scores from either SAT or ACT and at least 2 SAT II tests. Admission is more selective – usually the top percent of high school students.

·         There is a common application for admission

 

Private/Independent Colleges and Universities

·         Awards a wide range of degrees and certificates up to the doctorate (PhD) level as well as professional degrees (such as law and medicine)

·         The cost can be the highest of all schools, but with financial aid, the cost can be comparable to the cost of public education

·         Admission requirements are similar to those of CSU

 

Conservatory Schools

·         Award Baccalaureate degrees and Masters degrees

·         Admissions requirements include:

1.    High school diploma or equivalency certificate

2.    Audition or portfolio; sometimes an interview

3.    Some schools require SAT or ACT scores

 

Art Schools

·         Award Baccalaureate degrees and Masters degrees

·         Admissions requirements include:

1.    High school diploma or equivalency certificate

2.    Audition or portfolio; sometimes an interview

3.    SAT or ACT scores

 

Community Colleges

·         Awards A.A. degrees and certificates

·         The least expensive access to high education

·         Offers both academic and occupational programs

·         Helpful for student who is undecided about future career or a four-year school Serves as a feeder to four-year schools

 

·         Minimum admission policy is to admit any high school graduate or person over the age of 18 who will be able to benefit from the instruction offered. Some institutions have additional requirements

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