Colleges and Universities

California State Universities

The CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 433,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff, they are the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. They offer unlimited opportunities to help students achieve their goals. They prepare graduates who go on to make a difference in the workforce. They engage in research and creative activities leading to scientific, technical, artistic and social advances. And they play a vital role in the growth and development of California’s communities and economy.


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Campus Home Pages

For more information on the CSU’s, please go to:

The University of California

The University of California is home to more than 222,000 students and, in turn, to their parents and families. Each year, UC campuses welcome thousands of new students. The following admissions resources and campus information are designed to help students (and their parents) who want to attend UC as well as current students feel like part of the UC family.

UC Conference Video on Personal Statements

Campus Home Pages

The individual campuses provide prospective students with valuable information about applying to UC, the benefits of a UC education and the unique academic and social environment of their campus.

Private Schools

In the U.S., many universities and colleges are private, operated as educational and research nonprofit organizations. While most liberal arts colleges are likewise private, there are also some public liberal arts colleges. Some private universities are closely affiliated with religious organizations (for example, the University of Notre Dame) and some are directly operated by religious organizations (such as Brigham Young University).

Tuition fees at private universities tend to be higher than at public universities though many private universities offer financial aid as well.

For more information, check out the California Colleges link:

Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

Common Application

There are over 800 Common Application members in at least 46 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in France, Germany, Italy, Scotland and Switzerland.

Visit the Common Application website at: 
Common Black College Application – This application allows students to pay only $20 to apply to any number of the 66 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).

California Community Colleges

California Community College is a publicly supported and locally oriented college that provides programs to: help you transfer to a four-year college, pursue career education programs, take remedial or “catch-up” programs, and offer coursework for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.

The California Community Colleges are one educational option among many. In California, some students apply to the University of California or the California State University or independent universities and colleges. The California Community Colleges, though, offer many students huge advantages through a greater variety of programs.

At a community college you can take classes to prepare you for college-level math and English, receive career training to get in the workforce quickly and affordably, and complete lower division courses that are transferable to a four-year college or university.

A community college is a good choice for anyone who may want to attend a four-year school later but who is not yet academically, personally, or economically ready to begin study at a university.

The closest Community College to Bonita Vista High is Southwestern College. However there are several others nearby including:

You may find out more info on other California Community Colleges at: