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Universities & Colleges in California

University City
Stanford University Stanford
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley
California Institute of Technology Pasadena
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles
University of Southern California Los Angeles
Pomona College Claremont
University of California-San Diego La Jolla
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
University of California-San Francisco San Francisco
University of California-Irvine Irvine
University of California-Davis Davis
University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
University of California-Riverside Riverside
San Jose State University San Jose
San Diego State University San Diego
Claremont Graduate University Claremont
Harvey Mudd College Claremont
Claremont McKenna College Claremont
Scripps College Claremont
Occidental College Los Angeles
Santa Clara University Santa Clara
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo
Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo
University of San Diego San Diego
Chapman University Orange
Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula
Pepperdine University Malibu
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles
Westmont College Santa Barbara
University of San Francisco San Francisco
University of the Pacific Stockton
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego
University of Redlands Redlands
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks
Saint Marys College of California Moraga
Biola University La Mirada
Mills College Oakland
California Maritime Academy Vallejo
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona
Azusa Pacific University Azusa
Dominican University of California San Rafael
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton
University of La Verne La Verne
The Master's College and Seminary Santa Clarita
Whittier College Whittier
California State University-Chico Chico
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco
Simpson University Redding
Concordia University Irvine
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park
William Jessup University Rocklin
Menlo College Atherton
San Francisco State University San Francisco
Woodbury University Burbank
Humboldt State University Arcata
Fresno Pacific University Fresno
Pacific Union College Angwin
California State University-San Marcos San Marcos
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento
San Diego Christian College El Cajon
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont
California State University-Monterey Bay Seaside
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles
California State University-Channel Islands Camarillo
California Baptist University Riverside
Hope International University Fullerton
Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles
Life Pacific College San Dimas
California State University-Fresno Fresno
La Sierra University Riverside
California State University-Stanislaus Turlock
Holy Names University Oakland
San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus Calexico
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa
California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino
California State University-Northridge Northridge
California State University-East Bay Hayward
California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles
California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles
Academy of Art University San Francisco
Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences Oakland
American InterContinental University Los Angeles
Phillips Graduate Institute Encino
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco
California College of the Arts Oakland
Cogswell Polytechnical College Sunnyvale
Design Institute of San Diego San Diego
Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Santa Monica
Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara
Pacifica Graduate Institute Carpinteria
Southern California Seminary El Cajon
Southern California University of Health Sciences Whittier
The National Hispanic University San Jose
Palo Alto University Palo Alto
Pacific School of Religion Berkeley
Pacific States University Los Angeles
Palmer College of Chiropractic-West Campus San Jose
Pardee RAND Graduate School Santa Monica
Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area Alameda
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School Redding
St. John's Seminary Camarillo
Antioch University-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
Platt College-Los Angeles Alhambra
Brandman University- Part of the Chapman University System Irvine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego
University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus Sacramento
The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles Santa Monica
Argosy University-Orange County Orange
King's University Van Nuys
Everest College-Ontario Metro Ontario
Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences Duarte
University of Antelope Valley Lancaster
Argosy University-Los Angeles Los Angeles
Expression College for Digital Arts Emeryville
Argosy University-San Diego San Diego
Trident University International Cypress
Taft University System Santa Ana
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine Irvine
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Westwood Los Angeles
Brooks Institute Santa Barbara
California Institute of the Arts Valencia
Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre Blue Lake
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco San Francisco
American Jewish University Los Angeles
Loma Linda University Loma Linda
The Art Institute of California-San Francisco San Francisco
Pitzer College Claremont
Samuel Merritt University Oakland
Starr King School for Ministry Berkeley
The Art Institute of California-Hollywood North Hollywood
Keck Graduate Institute Claremont
Alliant International University San Diego
Coleman University San Diego
Graduate Theological Union Berkeley
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Fresno
Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey
Musicians Institute Hollywood
National University La Jolla
Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont
Southwestern Law School Los Angeles
Fremont College Cerritos
University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus San Diego
Mt Sierra College Monrovia
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Los Angeles
West Coast University-Los Angeles Los Angeles
Westwood College-Anaheim Anaheim
The Art Institute of California-Orange County Santa Ana
University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus Fresno
University of East-West Medicine Sunnyvale
School of Urban Missions Oakland
The Art Institute of California-Sacramento Sacramento
Argosy University-Inland Empire San Bernardino
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles Los Angeles
Bethel Seminary San Diego San Diego
Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley Berkeley
Southern California Institute of Technology Anaheim
World Mission University Los Angeles
University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus San Jose
University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus Costa Mesa
Platt College-Ontario Ontario
Antioch University Los Angeles Culver City
American Baptist Seminary of the West Berkeley
Art Center College of Design Pasadena
Bethesda Christian University Anaheim
University of California Hastings College of Law San Francisco
California College-San Diego San Diego
California Western School of Law San Diego
Church Divinity School of the Pacific Berkeley
Western University of Health Sciences Pomona
DeVry University-California Pomona
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology Berkeley
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Los Angeles
LA College International Los Angeles
Interior Designers Institute Newport Beach
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University Berkeley
The Art Institute of California-San Diego San Diego
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach
Life Chiropractic College West Hayward
Lincoln University Oakland
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Berkeley
Platt College-San Diego San Diego
Westwood College-South Bay Torrance
Dongguk University Los Angeles Los Angeles
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco
San Joaquin College of Law Clovis
Trinity Law School Santa Ana
Southern California College of Optometry Fullerton
Epic Bible College Sacramento
The University of West Los Angeles Inglewood
Westminster Theological Seminary in California Escondido
Western State University-College of Law-Argosy Fullerton
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Los Angeles
The Wright Institute Berkeley
Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego
Stanbridge College Irvine
United States University National City
The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire San Bernardino
University of the West Rosemead
The Art Institute of California‚Ä"Sunnyvale Sunnyvale
American Conservatory Theater San Francisco
Bethany University Scotts Valley
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Palo Alto
California Christian College Fresno
Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles Los Angeles
Columbia College Hollywood Tarzana
Five Branches University Santa Cruz
Franciscan School of Theology Berkeley
Fuller Theological Seminary in California Pasadena
Golden Gate University-San Francisco San Francisco
Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto Campuses Stockton
John F Kennedy University Pleasant Hill
Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes
Newschool of Architecture and Design San Diego
Pacific Oaks College Pasadena
Patten University Oakland
San Francisco Theological Seminary San Anselmo
Westwood College-Los Angeles Los Angeles
Saybrook University San Francisco
South Baylo University Anaheim
Claremont School of Theology Claremont
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine San Francisco
American University of Health Sciences Signal Hill
Westwood College-Inland Empire Upland

About California

The state of California is located to the West coast of America and it is USA most populous state by far! Sacramento is the state capital, while the Los Angeles the biggest city of California. The estimated population calculated in the year 2011 here was 38 million. Most of California sees a Mediterranean climate boasting cool, dry summers and rainy winters. Northwestern California sees a temperate climate while the state's eastern side has mountains that create a rain shadow leading to expansive deserts.

California is one of the largest world economies and is also a global epicenter for information, entertainment, technology and education industries. Nationally, the state is also a huge contributor in the aerospace, manufacturing and agricultural sectors too. A lot of students from countries like Japan, Korea, India, Canada, China, etc. choose California for their studies and this state is one of the most active and welcomes the international students. The University of Southern California in fact recruits more international pupils every year compared to any other college or University across the US. The University of California and the Stanford Universities are two of the most cherished and recognized institutions not just in the state but also in the country.

Fees/Cost of Living
While the cost of living and tuition fee could be higher in California, however there are many ways of procuring substantive packages for financial aid. With the range of living situations and lifestyles here, it's not difficult for the students studying in California to adjust and the cost of living can be minimized considerably with proper planning.

California as a state has a 3-tiered system for higher education and UC or the University of California is right at the peak, which boasts more winners of a Nobel Prize than anywhere in the world. A total of around 450,000 pupils in the twenty three California State University schools make this one of the largest in the nation.

If you're an international student then you could be take up a vocational course or a bachelor's degree first or even a certificate program. Because the community colleges here do not offer or provide a bachelor's degree, hence you'll be completing your 1st 2 years in community college, later getting a transfer over to a 4 yr University or college for completing the bachelor's degree can be done. The process of application to Californian colleges is different for international students when compared to the US residents. Thus, ensure that you read about it all carefully before applying to anywhere. The California State University (CSU) system offers abroad study programs to eighteen countries from around the planet. Currently, there are nearly 2,000 international students, which are attending the CSUN this year. Aerospace and computers manufacturers in California stand out as one of the biggest corporations publicly owned.

Some students, who come to California for studies just assume, incorrectly or on their own that additional money or financial assistance/aid/part-time employment etc. will be easily available if they don't have enough money with them to survive the whole course. Thus, every year a lot of students end up finding themselves in grave financial difficulties or issues because they don't come to the state with adequate support or finances. So, please ensure that you're financially secure even though you can get a student loan for yourself.

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