Choosing the School That's Right for You
There's a lot to consider when choosing the school that's right for you. Are you seeking a two- or four-year degree? How much will it cost? What are the outcomes for other students attending the schools you are interested in? Below are resources intended to help you unlock the answers to these and many other questions.
The UC system has ten campuses and operates billion-dollar, multidisciplinary research centers that provide a world-class education while addressing society’s most critical issues.
With 113 campuses throughout the state, California's community college system is one of the finest in the nation. Whether you are looking to earn a certificate, two-year degree, or prepare for transfer to a four-year university, community college can be just the key to unlocking your future.
Use this tool to compare schools and outcomes. including what percentage of students graduate with a degree, and what income graduates can expect based on the degree they earn.
The Princeton Review provides a search tool that allows you to specify certain criteria. This allows you to narrow your search to only those colleges and universities that meet your needs.
The CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, 460,000 students, and 47,000 faculty and staff, it is the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Be sure to create an account at CSU Mentor to make applying to the CSU campuses fast and easy!
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success. Although our member institutions in the U.S. represent only 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).
Considering private school? There's an app for that! The "Common App" is an online application process and tool that allows you to apply to multiple private schools with one application.
It's not too early to think about grad school! Check out this research tool that can help you locate graduate programs in your field of interest.