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■ ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY K-4

79 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-3410
Tel: (415)274-2200]
Free: 800-544-ARTS
Admissions: (415)263-5518
Fax: (415)263-4130
Web Site: http://www.academyart.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 8,270. Faculty: 675 (135 full-time, 540 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 80% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 4,111 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 2,575 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 39% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 4% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 39% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, portfolio. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $26,480 includes full-time tuition ($14,400), mandatory fees ($80), and college room and board ($12,000). College room only: $8400.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Circle of Nations, Advertising Club, Western Art Directors Club, Pinoy and Pinay Artists Club, Taiwanese Student Association. Major annual events: Spring Show, Lily Bunka Academy Exchange, Fine Art Faculty and Alumni Art Auction. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, ID check at all buildings. 725 college housing spaces available; 666 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Academy of Art University Library with 37,342 books, 565 serials, 120,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $718,000. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lining the street between the Powell and Sutter buildings are several of San Francisco's finest art galleries. The area provides an ideal environment for studying and developing as an artist.

■ ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE Q-6

800 South College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
Tel: (805)922-6966; (866)342-5242
Fax: (805)922-3477
Web Site: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 120-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $78,392. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1690 per student. Total enrollment: 10,387. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 2,996 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 7,391 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 12 other countries, 1% Native American, 33% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, drama, fire technology programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4956 full-time, $177 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $792 full-time, $27 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: MECHA, AHC Student Club, Club Med (medical), Hancock Christian Fellowship, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Major annual events: Chili Cook-Off, Blood Drive, Spring Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 47,370 books, 51,225 microform titles, 397 serials, 2,463 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $252,771. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Santa Maria is located in the Central Coast region on United States Highway 101, 175 miles north of Los Angeles and 262 miles south of San Francisco. Average temperature ranges from 45 degrees minimum to 68.2 degrees maximum. Greyhound Bus and United Airlines serve the area. Santa Maria has a hospital, churches, a library, and a number of manufacturing firms. A municipal swimming pool, golf courses, parks and playgrounds provide facilities for sports. Hunting and fishing opportunities are good.

■ ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY W-12

10455 Pomerado Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
Tel: (858)271-4300; (866)825-5426
Admissions: (858)635-4772
Fax: (858)635-4739
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.alliant.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Part of Alliant International University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1952. Setting: 60-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $1.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9550. Total enrollment: 3,487. Faculty: 288 (131 full-time, 157 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Full-time: 226 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 28 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 52 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 8% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 28% international, 15% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 30% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; public administration and social services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $22,170 includes full-time tuition ($14,000), mandatory fees ($370), and college room and board ($7800). Part-time tuition: $515 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Residence Hall Association, Latino Students Association, Finance Club, Student Government, Sigma Iota Epsilon. Major annual events: International Friendship Festival, Winter Ball, Snow Day in Big Bear. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 250 college housing spaces available; 138 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Walter Library with 212,394 books, 344,518 microform titles, 674 serials, 4,688 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS/HOLLYWOOD S-10

1336 North La Brea Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: (323)464-2777
Free: 800-222-2867
Fax: (323)464-1250
Web Site: http://www.aada.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 4-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 308. Full-time: 308 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 3 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 15% 25 or older, 0% transferred in. Core. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, audition. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $16,000 full-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: graduation, student performances, seminars by guest lecturers. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, 8-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Bryn Morgan Library with 7,700 books, 24 serials, and 320 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $48,825.

■ AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY S-10

12655 West Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tel: (310)302-2000
Free: 800-333-2652
Fax: (310)302-2001
Web Site: http://www.aiuniv.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,405. 720 applied, 38% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 0% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 50 states and territories, 21 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 47% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: five 10-week terms. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Yacht Party, International Dinner, Graduation Ball. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 175 college housing spaces available; 169 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Library plus 1 other with 20,000 books, 50 microform titles, and 228 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $175,000. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE I-6

4700 College Oak Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
Tel: (916)484-8011
Admissions: (916)484-8171
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.arc.losrios.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Rios Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1955. Setting: 153-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 30,000. 2,471 applied, 100% were admitted. 0.2% from out-of-state, 19% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, respiratory therapy programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended; nursing exam required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $4248 full-time, $177 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $639 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 78,400 books and 75 serials.

Community Environment:

See California State University - Sacramento.

■ ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE R-10

3041 West Ave. K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
Tel: (661)722-6300
Fax: (661)943-5573
Web Site: http://www.avc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 160-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $299,569. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $69,540. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3146 per student. Total enrollment: 12,073. 1,947 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 7 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Women's Workshop, Transfer Colleges Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Antelope Valley College Library with 43,000 books and 175 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $946,564.

Community Environment:

Population 400,000 in Qutelope Valley. Lancaster is located in the center of the Antelope Valley in a semidesert region. Lancaster has over 350 days of sunshine a year and the climate is the reason that the United States Air Force and almost every manufacturer of aircraft build and maintain establishments in this area. There has been a great increase in population and excellent employment opportunities have developed in proportion to the growth.

■ ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES W-1

400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: (310)578-1080
Free: 800-7ANTIOCH
Fax: (310)827-4742
Web Site: http://www.antiochla.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Part of Antioch University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1972. Setting: 1-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2100 per student. Total enrollment: 650. Faculty: 172 (21 full-time, 151 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 65 applied, 88% were admitted. Full-time: 81 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 107 students, 75% women, 25% men. 0% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 17% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 97% 25 or older, 100% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $13,500 full-time, $2700 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20,000. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY SANTA BARBARA S-7

801 Garden St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1581
Tel: (805)962-8179
Fax: (805)962-4786
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.antiochsb.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Part of Antioch University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 305. Faculty: 66 (14 full-time, 52 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Full-time: 39 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 56 students, 82% women, 18% men. 0% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 74% 25 or older, 100% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $13,140 full-time, $440 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $16 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 14 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/ORANGE COUNTY T-10

3501 West Sunflower Ave., Ste. 110
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Tel: (714)338-6200
Free: 800-716-9598
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles and San Diego. Total enrollment: 646. Faculty: 81 (11 full-time, 70 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Full-time: 66 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 15 students, 60% women, 40% men. 62% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, distance learning, part-time degree program, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Entrance: moderately difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. Carrie Lixey with 1,200 books, 50 serials, and an OPAC. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SAN DIEGO W-12

7650 Mission Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92108;
(866)505-0333
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/sandiego/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees.

■ ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA J-4

999A Canal Blvd.
Point Richmond, CA 94804-3547
Tel: (510)215-0277; (866)215-2777
Admissions: (510)837-3709
Fax: (510)215-0299
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, upper-level, coed. Administratively affiliated with Education Management Corporation. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1998. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Oakland and San Francisco. Total enrollment: 71. Faculty: 11 (1 full-time, 10 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 24 applied, 92% were admitted. Full-time: 22 students, 86% women, 14% men. Part-time: 26 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 2 other countries, 0% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 29% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 90% 25 or older, 31% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: psychology. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $400 full-time, $400 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 per credit part-time, $50 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SANTA MONICA Q-3

2950 31st St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405; (866)505-0332
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/santamonica/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate degrees.

■ ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN S-10

1700 Lida St.
Pasadena, CA 91103-1999
Tel: (626)396-2200
Admissions: (626)396-2373
Fax: (626)795-0578
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.artcenter.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1930. Setting: 175-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $21.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $27,800 per student. Total enrollment: 1,642. Faculty: 407 (66 full-time, 341 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,079 applied, 74% were admitted. Full-time: 1,304 students, 40% women, 60% men. Part-time: 208 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 28 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 2% black, 37% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 16% international, 47% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, portfolio. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Tuition: $27,800 full-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Contraste, Chroma, Women's Alliance, Korean Student Alliance, Industrial Design Society Student Chapter. Major annual event: School-Wide Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. James LeMont Fogg Library with 93,038 books, 450 serials, and 10,000 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $984,867. 225 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California Institute of Technology.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA-INLAND EMPIRE S-11

630 East Brier Dr.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Tel: (909)915-2100
Free: 800-353-0812
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 4% from top quarter, 10% from top half. 2% from out-of-state. Retention: 0% of full-time freshmen returned the following year.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $150. Tuition: $18,911 full-time, $392 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1200 full-time.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES Q-3

2900 31st St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
Tel: (310)752-4700; 888-646-4610
Fax: (310)752-4708
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aicala.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 2,102. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 889 applied, 77% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 0% from top quarter, 0% from top half. Full-time: 2,102 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 22 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 6% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 15% 25 or older, 15% live on campus. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; personal and culinary services. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Required for some: recommendations, artwork. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $19,824 full-time. College room only: $7920.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 300 college housing spaces available; 275 were occupied in 2003-04. The Library with 20,000 books, 300 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA-ORANGE COUNTY T-10

3601 West Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704-9888
Tel: (714)830-0200; 888-549-3055
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aicaoc.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 2000. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Orange County, Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 1,757. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,756 applied, 68% were admitted. Full-time: 1,485 students, 39% women, 61% men. Part-time: 272 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 2% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 28% 25 or older, 9% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Recommended: recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, portfolio. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $403 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $15 per quarter hour part-time. College room only: $9800. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Pastry Club, GDSA (Game Developers Student Association), Women in Animation, Classic Game Club, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts). Major annual events: Up All Night, Welcome Week, Stress Relief Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 155 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. 312 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO W-12

10025 Mesa Rim Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel: (858)546-0602
Admissions: (858)598-1399
Web Site: http://www.aica.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,912. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Students come from 23 states and territories, 36% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 5% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 30% 25 or older, 12% live on campus. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; business/marketing. Core. Services for LD students, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $19,344 full-time, $403 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $784 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room only: $9480.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Advertising Club-AAF, Communicating Art Club, 3-D Club, ASB, AIGA. Major annual events: Bestival, Spring Social, Fall Open House. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 230 college housing spaces available; 200 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. The Art Institute of California Library plus 1 other with 7,197 books, 108 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA-SAN FRANCISCO K-4

1170 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-4908
Tel: (415)865-0198; 888-493-3261
Fax: (415)863-6344
Web Site: http://www.aicasf.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1939. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,347. Core. Services for LD students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Animation club, Game Art and Design Club, Fashion Salon, Society of Web Architects and Programmers, Student Federation. Major annual event: Annual Fashion Show. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with a Web page.

■ AVIATION & ELECTRONIC SCHOOLS OF AMERICA H-7

210 South Railroad St.
PO Box 1810
Colfax, CA 95713-1810
Tel: (530)346-6792
Free: 800-345-2742
Fax: (530)346-8466
Web Site: http://www.aesa.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1988. Calendar: continuous.

■ AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY U-7

901 East Alosta Ave., PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Tel: (626)969-3434
Free: 800-TALK-APU
Admissions: (626)812-3016
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.apu.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1899. Setting: 60-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $26.8 million. Total enrollment: 8,162. Faculty: 356 (344 full-time, 12 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,824 applied, 73% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 3,770 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 671 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 52 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 69% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 6/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $28,526 includes full-time tuition ($21,500), mandatory fees ($660), and college room and board ($6366). College room only: $3510. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $900 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: community service groups, choir, outreach ministries groups, Habitat for Humanity, Multi-Ethnic Student Alliance (MESA). Major annual events: Mega Weekend (Homecoming/dinner rally), Mexicali Outreach, Night of Champions. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,807 college housing spaces available; 2,322 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Marshburn Memorial Library plus 2 others with 185,708 books, 691,829 microform titles, 14,031 serials, 17,706 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Azusa is in a suburban area 26 miles east of Los Angeles with a temperate climate. Bus, air, and rail services are nearby. The city has a public library, churches of major denominations, hospitals, and clinics within a 10-mile radius. Mountains and beaches are within easy driving distance and Azusa is close to the cultural and recreational advantages of Los Angeles County.

■ BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE P-8

1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299
Tel: (661)395-4011
Admissions: (661)395-4301
Fax: (661)395-4230
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: 175-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 15,001. 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for registered nursing, radiological technology programs. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents for nursing, radiological technology programs.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Grace Van Dyke Bird Library with 93,500 books, 298 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University Bakersfield.

■ BARSTOW COLLEGE Q-12

2700 Barstow Rd.
Barstow, CA 92311-6699
Tel: (760)252-2411
Fax: (760)252-1875
Web Site: http://www.barstow.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 50-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,000. Students come from 43 states and territories, 8 other countries, 60% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: assessment test approved by the Chancellor's office required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: evening security personnel. College housing not available. Thomas Kimball Library with 38,000 books, 110 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This is a desert community with a dry, warm climate. The Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads meet here. Greyhound and Orange Belt bus service is also available. The city has a county library, hospital, many churches, including numerous Protestant Churches, an Episcopal Church, a Roman Catholic Church, a Jewish Synagogue. There is a Community Players Association, which presents locally produced programs. Lectures and concerts are presented throughout the year. Part-time employment is available. Barstow has 4 parks and swimming pools for recreation. There are 82 civic, fraternal, and veterans organizations.

■ BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE J-4

2050 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704-5102
Tel: (510)981-2800
Admissions: (510)466-7363
Fax: (510)841-7333
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $23,297. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $485 per student. Total enrollment: 4,500. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 23% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 65% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Downtown Oakland Business Education Consortium; University of California, Berkeley. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $172 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Vista Community College Library with a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BETHANY UNIVERSITY B-10

800 Bethany Dr.
Scotts Valley, CA 95066-2820
Tel: (831)438-3800
Free: 800-843-9410
Fax: (831)438-4517
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bethany.edu/

Description:

Independent Assemblies of God, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Endowment: $1.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $60,000. Total enrollment: 549. Faculty: 72 (27 full-time, 45 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 245 applied, 56% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 391 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 78 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 14% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 5% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 48% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 23% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, Christian commitment, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 7/31. Preference given to members of Assemblies of God and other evangelical churches.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. One-time mandatory fee: $135. Comprehensive fee: $22,765 includes full-time tuition ($15,500), mandatory fees ($765), and college room and board ($6500). College room only: $3300. Part-time tuition: $650 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $245 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Major annual events: homecoming, New Student Orientation, Open Dorms. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 375 college housing spaces available; 350 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through junior year. Wilson Library with 59,453 books and 858 serials. 17 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BETHESDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY T-10

730 North Euclid St.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Tel: (714)517-1945
Fax: (714)517-1948
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bcu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Full Gospel World Mission. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2268 per student. Total enrollment: 206. Full-time: 129 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 35 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0.01% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 30% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 70% international, 70% 25 or older, 0% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 36% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, 2 photographs. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/11. Notification: continuous until 8/25.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $6300 full-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Ping Pong Team. Major annual events: Homecoming Day, Orientation for new students, Athletic Meeting. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour security monitor. Library plus 1 other with 27,763 books, 99 serials, and 3,042 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $74,000. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BIOLA UNIVERSITY Y-6

13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
Tel: (562)903-6000
Free: 800-652-4652
Admissions: (562)903-4752
Fax: (562)903-4709
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.biola.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 95-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $37.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $29,372 per student. Total enrollment: 5,455. Faculty: 395 (191 full-time, 204 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,077 applied, 82% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 3,138 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 108 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 40 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 2% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 19% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: physical sciences; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $30,998 includes full-time tuition ($23,782), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($7116). College room only: $3756. Part-time tuition: $942 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Korean Student Association, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Accounting Society, Maharlika (Filipino Club), SOUL (Seeking Out Unity and Love). Major annual events: BAB Week (Betty Asks Bob), Celebrate the Son, Missions Conference. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, access gates to roads through the middle of campus. 2,285 college housing spaces available; 2,140 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. The Biola University Library with 279,560 books, 570,437 microform titles, 13,123 serials, 15,350 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 165 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 50,000. La Mirada is a suburban area less than one hour from the Los Angeles International Airport. The Santa Fe Railroad and buses serve the area as does the Santa Ana Freeway. There are libraries, churches, and a hospital. Part-time employment is available. The beaches are 20 miles away and the mountains are an hour and half drive with Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland a few minutes from campus.

■ BROOKS COLLEGE (LONG BEACH) T-10

4825 East Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90804-3291
Tel: (562)498-2441
Free: 800-421-3775
Fax: (562)597-7412
Web Site: http://www.brookscollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 7-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 826. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 757 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 69 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 17 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 6% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 3% 25 or older, 60% live on campus. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Recommended: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling, free tutoring. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 15,000 books and 80 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University Long Beach.

■ BROOKS COLLEGE (SUNNYVALE) J-6

1120 Kifer Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 9408
Tel: (408)719-9209
Fax: (408)719-0722
Web Site: http://www.brookssv.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ BROOKS INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY S-7

801 Alston Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2399
Tel: (805)966-3888; 888-304-3456
Fax: (805)564-1475
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brooks.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1945. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 1,507. Full-time: 1,425 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 22 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 36% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Pittsburgh (Semester at Sea). Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 15 semester hours of college credit. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Annual Barbecue, All Student Show. Campus security: campus closed after 11:30 p.m. College housing not available. Brooks Institute of Photography Library with 6,500 books and 128 serials. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE-ORANGE COUNTY T-10

3601 West Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704; (866)505-0334
Web Site: http://www.brownmackie.edu/locations.asp?locid=15

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ BRYMAN COLLEGE (CITY OF INDUSTRY) T-10

12801 Crossroads Parkway South
City of Industry, CA 91746
Tel: (562)908-2500
Fax: (562)908-7656
Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1969.

■ BRYMAN COLLEGE (ONTARIO) Q-8

1460 South Milliken Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Tel: (909)984-5027
Fax: (909)988-9339
Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ BUTTE COLLEGE G-6

3536 Butte Campus Dr. Oroville, CA 95965-8399
Tel: (530)895-2511
Admissions: (530)895-2366
Fax: (530)895-2345
Web Site: http://www.butte.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 900-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 14,251. 1,102 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top half. Students come from 19 states and territories, 25 other countries, 2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, criminal justice, fire science programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. 50,000 books, 300 serials, and an OPAC. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Butte College is located in the geographical center of Butte County, population 121,400, at the edge of the Sierra Foothills. The county's amenities include a clean environment, moderate climate, ready access to necessities and luxuries and proximity to recreational areas, including the huge Lake Oroville.

■ CABRILLO COLLEGE C-11

6500 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003-3194
Tel: (831)479-6100
Admissions: (831)479-6201
Fax: (831)479-6425
Web Site: http://www.cabrillo.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 120-acre small town campus with easy access to San Jose. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2511 per student. Total enrollment: 13,905. Students come from 21 states and territories, 63 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international applicants. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. 60,000 books, 300 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Aptos is a suburban area nine miles from Santa Cruz, with a temperate climate. There is a municipal library, churches of major denominations within a ten mile area, and 2 hospitals in the county. Excellent water sports area for swimming, surfing and deep sea fishing. Fine shopping facilities are available. The University of California at Santa Cruz is nearby.

■ CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY T-11

8432 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504-3206
Tel: (909)689-5771; 877-228-8866
Admissions: (951)343-5037
Fax: (909)351-1808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.calbaptist.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 82-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5042 per student. Total enrollment: 3,105. Faculty: 226 (96 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,072 applied, 71% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 44% from top half. Full-time: 1,976 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 439 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 15 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; psychology; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 2-4-4-2. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents, 11/19 for early action. Notification: continuous until 9/6, continuous until 9/6 for nonresidents, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $23,780 includes full-time tuition ($16,250), mandatory fees ($1220), and college room and board ($6310). College room only: $2640. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $625 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Blue Crew, Christian student organizations, Community Life Committees. Major annual events: Campus Day, Octoberfest, Yule Christmas Celebration. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,035 college housing spaces available; 872 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Annie Gabriel Library with 100,230 books, 50,949 microform titles, 349 serials, 4,992 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $664,968. 154 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California Riverside.

■ CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE M-9

4881 East University Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703-3533
Tel: (559)251-4215
Web Site: http://www.calchristiancollege.org/

Description:

Independent religious, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: 5-acre urban campus with easy access to Fresno. Endowment: $60,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1700 per student. Total enrollment: 52. 5 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 45 students, 29% women, 71% men. Part-time: 7 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 15% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 62% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 22% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, statement of faith, moral/ethical statement, standardized Bible content tests. Recommended: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Hospitality Days, CCC Banquet, Missions Conference. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 60 college housing spaces available; 11 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Cortese Library with 13,154 books, 7 serials, and 430 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8700. 6 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CALIFORNIA COAST UNIVERSITY T-10

700 North Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Tel: (714)547-9625; 888-CCU-UNIV
Web Site: http://www.calcoast.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (distance learning only). Founded 1973.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $85 per unit part-time.

■ CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS K-4

1111 Eighth St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: (415)703-9500
Free: 800-447-1ART
Admissions: (415)703-9523
Fax: (415)703-9539
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cca.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1907. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Endowment: $18.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9486 per student. Total enrollment: 1,616. Faculty: 370 (42 full-time, 328 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 785 applied, 78% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 1,227 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 85 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 26 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 2% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 69% 25 or older, 12% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Mills College, Holy Names College, AICAD Mobility Program, University of San Francisco. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, portfolio. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $34,530 includes full-time tuition ($25,810), mandatory fees ($290), and college room and board ($8430). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1075 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: American Institute of Architecture Student Chapter, American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter, Women's Caucus for the Arts, International Student Club, Artists that are Queer. Major annual events: Winter and Spring Fairs, Founders' Day, All-College Honors. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 231 college housing spaces available; 193 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Meyer Library plus 1 other with 39,000 books, 50 microform titles, 340 serials, 520 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $457,514. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Laney College.

■ CALIFORNIA CULINARY ACADEMY K-4

625 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-3368
Tel: (415)771-3500
Free: 800-BAY-CHEF
Admissions: 800-229-2433
Fax: (415)771-2194
Web Site: http://www.baychef.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment:822. Full-time: 822 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 12 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 7% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 62% 25 or older, 39% live on campus. Core. Calendar: continuous. Services for LD students, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: dining club. Most popular organization: Student Council. Major annual event: Career Fair. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 246 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Academy Library plus 1 other with 3,000 books and 70 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CALIFORNIA DESIGN COLLEGE S-10

3440 Wilshire Blvd., Tenth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213)251-3636; 877-468-6232
Fax: (213)385-3545
Web Site: http://www.cdc.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Administratively affiliated with Education Management Corporation, The Art Institutes. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1992. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $22,191 per student. Total enrollment: 353. 214 applied, 99% were admitted. Full-time: 338 students, 86% women, 14% men. Part-time: 15 students, 100% women. Students come from 21 states and territories, 6 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 13% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 24% 25 or older, 0.3% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Required for some: portfolio. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. CDC Library with 3,200 books, 124 serials, 2,068 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $102,991. 106 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS S-9

24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355-2340
Tel: (661)255-1050
Free: 800-545-2787
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.calarts.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 60-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $81.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $18,633 per student. Total enrollment: 1,327. Faculty: 287 (147 full-time, 140 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 2,975 applied, 31% were admitted. Full-time: 812 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 9 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 34 other countries, 53% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 7% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 18% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, portfolio or audition. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 1/5. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $35,422 includes full-time tuition ($27,260), mandatory fees ($465), and college room and board ($7697). College room only: $4095. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Major annual events: President's Picnic, Halloween Party, Graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 350 college housing spaces available; 334 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. California Institute of the Arts Library plus 1 other with 98,415 books, 5,712 microform titles, 324 serials, 25,487 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Valencia is located on the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5) 35 miles north of Los Angeles, and historically has been devoted to agriculture and cattle ranching. The area, encompassing the towns of Newhall, Saugus, Valencia and Castaic, is surrounded by the Tehachapi Mountains to the North, the San Gabriel to the east and the Santa Susana to the west. In the last 10 years light industry and numerous housing developments have contributed to the city's growth.

■ CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES K-4

1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415)575-6100
Admissions: (415)575-6156
Fax: (415)575-1264
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ciis.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1968. Total enrollment: 1,005. Faculty: 61. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Core. Calendar: semesters. External degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Tuition: $610 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Most popular organization: Student Alliance. The Laurance S. Rockefeller with 4,000 books.

Community Environment:

See San Francisco State University.

■ CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY S-10

1200 East California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
Tel: (626)395-6811
Admissions: (626)395-6341
Fax: (626)683-3026
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.caltech.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 124-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $1.2 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $179 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $69,879 per student. Total enrollment: 2,172. 3,071 applied, 17% were admitted. 94% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. 56 National Merit Scholars, 76 valedictorians. Full-time: 891 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 28 other countries, 59% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 1% black, 31% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 1% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 3 ten-week terms. ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Occidental College, Scripps College, Art Center College of Design. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force(c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Test in Math Level II C and either physics, chemistry, or biology. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/30 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $36,123 includes full-time tuition ($27,309) and college room and board ($8814).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 85 open to all. Most popular organizations: ASCIT, Entrepreneur's Club, instrumental music groups, Glee Club, Theater Arts. Major annual events: Ditch Day, International Day, Pre-Frosh Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 876 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Millikan Library plus 10 others with 3.2 million books, 3,500 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.9 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 135,000, Pasadena is located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, the center of a large metropolitan area with ideal climate throughout the year. The famous Huntington Library, located in nearby San Marino, is open to the public and makes available its rich resources for scholarly research work in numerous fields. Pasadena has many cultural activities in the fields of art, music, and literature. The finest talent in America can be seen and heard in Pasadena and Los Angeles. Exhibits of famous artists and art instruction are provided by the community. The annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses is held in the winter, and nearby is the Rose Bowl that seats 104,000 people.

■ CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY P-1

60 West Olsen Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787
Tel: (805)492-2411; 877-258-3678
Admissions: (805)493-3135
Fax: (805)493-3114
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clunet.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1959. Setting: 290-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $44.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6415 per student. Total enrollment: 3,212. Faculty: 260 (130 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,977 applied, 69% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 80% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 1,884 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 211 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 25 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Wagner College, American University (Washington Semester). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: 12/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $31,690 includes full-time tuition ($23,170), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($8320). College room only: $4330. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $750 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per year.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, music and drama clubs, service organizations, campus ministry organizations, multicultural organizations. Major annual events: Club Lu, The Need (student run coffeehouse), Midnight Madness. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, escort service; shuttle service. 1,130 college housing spaces available; 1,121 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Pearson Library with 132,744 books, 22,200 microform titles, 1,497 serials, 1,852 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $809,833. 267 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks has a mild pleasant climate with temperatures ranging from a mean low of 57 degrees in winter to a mean high of 77 degrees in summer. Average rainfall is 14 inches, the rainy season being between October and April. Buses, trains and airlines serve the area. Principal industries are electronics, aerospace, research, insurance and manufacturing. There are numerous shopping areas in Thousand Oaks. Recreational facilities include the community center, theatres, championship golf courses, Lake Sherwood, and the marinas in Oxnard and Ventura. Pacific Ocean Beaches are thirty minutes from The Campus.

■ CALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY J-4

200 Maritime Academy Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94590
Tel: (707)654-1000
Free: 800-561-1945
Admissions: (707)654-1331
Fax: (707)648-4204
Web Site: http://www.csum.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 64-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment:702. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,032 applied, 56% were admitted. Students come from 18 states and territories, 16 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 16% 25 or older, 65% live on campus. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, health form, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous. Preference given to California residents who meet the admissions resident index.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,690 full-time. Mandatory fees: $5884 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. College room and board: $7270. College room only: $3390. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Sailing Club, Dive Club, drill team. Major annual events: Changeover Dance, Homecoming, open house. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Main library plus 1 other with 28,377 books, 20,677 microform titles, 273 serials, 241 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Vallejo has a population of 103,000 and is located on the north shore of the Carquinez Strait, adjacent to San Pablo Bay.

■ CALIFORNIA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY FOR ADVANCED STUDIES S-9

8550 Balboa Blvd., Ste. 210
Northridge, CA 91325-3576
Tel: (818)830-2411
Free: 800-782-2422
Fax: (818)830-2418
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cnuas.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment:500. Faculty: 98 (all part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. Students come from 25 other countries, 0% from out-of-state. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Tuition: $4860 full-time, $270 per unit part-time.

■ CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO Q-5

1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Tel: (805)756-1111
Admissions: (805)756-2311
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.calpoly.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1901. Setting: 6,000-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,355 per student. Total enrollment: 18,475. Faculty: 1,246 (726 full-time, 520 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 23,691 applied, 45% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 76% from top quarter, 96% from top half. Full-time: 16,591 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 897 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 41 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 1% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 6% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; business/marketing; agriculture. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 11/30, 10/31 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $226 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4245 full-time, $2853 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $8145. College room only: $4583. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 360 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 11% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, American Marketing Association, Rose Float Club, MECHA, Society of Women Engineers. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall and Spring Commencement, open house. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Kennedy Library with 763,651 books, 2.1 million microform titles, 5,529 serials, 5,204 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.6 million. 1,880 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Luis Obispo, located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The average high winter temperature is in the 60s, and the summer high average is in the 70s. Buses, trains and airlines serve the area. There are 3 hospitals and a student health center. Student housing is available in campus dormitories and college approved housing in the city. Part time work is available in the community. Recreation includes surfing, fishing, clamming, golfing, hunting, boating and swimming. The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded in 1772, named for the Bishop of Toulouse, an Italian saint of the 13th century.

■ CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS S-10

521 East Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Web Site: http://calchef.com

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA S-11

3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768-2557
Tel: (909)869-7659
Admissions: (909)869-3427
Fax: (909)869-4529
Web Site: http://www.csupomona.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1938. Setting: 1,400-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $25.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5237 per student. Total enrollment: 19,885. Faculty: 1,281 (659 full-time, 622 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 17,252 applied, 24% were admitted. Full-time: 14,982 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 2,992 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 116 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 27% Hispanic, 4% black, 31% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 18% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System, Desert Studies Consortium, Southern California Ocean Studies Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: 11/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $226 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3015 full-time. College room and board: $7908.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 220 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Rose Float Club, Ridge Runners Ski Club, Barkada (Asian club), American Marketing Association, Cal Poly Society of Accountants. Major annual events: Rose Float, Founder's Day, Bronco Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, video camera surveillance. 1,800 college housing spaces available; 1,769 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. University Library with 758,700 books, 1.8 million microform titles, 5,153 serials, 11,288 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.2 million. 1,864 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cal Poly Pomona is located just 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles in the heart of Southern California. Near business and industry, the university's location is ideal for internships and/or employment. Cal Poly Pomona is also suitable for recreation; the beach, the desert, ski slopes, museums, Disneyland, and much more are just a short drive away.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD P-8

9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Tel: (661)664-2011
Admissions: (661)654-3036
Fax: (661)664-3188
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csubak.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 575-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5200 per student. Total enrollment: 7,549. Faculty: 515 (332 full-time, 183 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 4,881 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 1,079 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 48 other countries, 1% Native American, 35% Hispanic, 7% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 34% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; social sciences; business/marketing. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/23. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6780 full-time, $226 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2959 full-time, $579 per term part-time. College room and board: $5946.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 74 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: MECHA, LUPE, STAAR, Psi Chi, Art Club. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Earth Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Walter W. Stiern Library with 354,016 books, 2,260 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bakersfield is the county seat of Kern County which is noted for its rich agriculture, petroleum, and light industries. The city is located 112 miles north of Los Angeles and 295 miles south of San Francisco. Airline, bus, transcontinental railroad, and Amtrak services are available in the area. Bakersfield is considered the trading center of the Southern San Joaquin Valley. Central California beaches are located approximately 100 miles west of the campus. Shirley Meadow ski area is 51 miles northeast of Bakersfield, 20 minutes from Lake Isebella. The county is home to world-famous Edwards Air Force Base. Part-time employment is available.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CHANNEL ISLANDS T-4

One University Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93012
Tel: (805)437-8979
Admissions: (805)437-8500
Fax: (805)437-8951
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csuci.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2002. Endowment: $7.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7969 per student. Total enrollment: 2,575. Faculty: 227 (84 full-time, 143 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4,853 applied, 43% were admitted. Full-time: 1,805 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 555 students, 64% women, 36% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; psychology.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school

GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2980 full-time. College room and board: $8800.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center, advising center, career center, math & writing center.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO F-5

400 West First St.
Chico, CA 95929-0722
Tel: (530)898-6116
Free: 800-542-4426
Admissions: (530)898-4428
Fax: (530)898-6456
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csuchico.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1887. Setting: 119-acre small town campus. Endowment: $28.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5429 per student. Total enrollment: 15,919. Faculty: 913 (499 full-time, 414 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 12,853 applied, 85% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 76% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 13,079 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 1,447 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 45 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 15% 25 or older, 12% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, GPA of 10th and 11th grade college prep courses only, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,690 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3370 full-time, $425 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7993. College room only: $5550. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 226 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Golden Key International Honor Society, Newman Catholic Campus Ministry, The Edge. Major annual events: Community Challenge, Multicultural Night, Scour and Devour. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention workshops, RAD self-defense program, Chico Safe Rides, blue light emergency phones. 1,765 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Meriam Library with 957,181 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 24,244 serials, 27,156 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.6 million. 840 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Chico is located close to the northern end of the Sacramento Valley and is one of the oldest communities in the state. Today Chico has a population of 46,750 (87,000 in the Greater Chico area) and Butte county has a population of 201,000. It is considered the business center for a large agricultural area, which produces an abundance of rice, grains, nuts, and fruits. Winters are mild and summers are hot, averaging 95-105 degrees. Regional airlines connect Chico with adjacent cities, including San Francisco and Sacramento. Greyhound Bus service is available. Chico is the home of Bidwell Park, one of the largest and most beautiful municipal parks in the nation. Lower Bidwell Park starts near the campus and extends 10 miles east along the Big Chico creek. The park offers swimming, hiking, a municipal golf course, horseback riding, a children's park, picnic areas, and softball fields among its recreational facilities. Biking is a favorite (and practical) means of transportation. Local Public Bus transportation is free to university students and personnel. Skiing facilities are only two hours away. Bidwell Mansion, located on campus, is now a historical site maintained by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Part-time employment is available but scarce.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS Z-3

1000 East Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747-0001
Tel: (310)243-3300
Admissions: (310)243-3600
Web Site: http://www.csudh.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 350-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 12,357. Faculty: 678 (252 full-time, 426 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,323 applied, 45% were admitted. Full-time: 5,322 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 3,621 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 42 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 36% Hispanic, 27% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 56% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other institutions of the California State University System, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3618 full-time. College room only: $5850.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Leo F. Cain Educational Resource Center with 440,181 books, 687,888 microform titles, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This is a metropolitan area in Los Angeles County with a Mediterranean climate. Trains, buses and airlines serve the area. Carson is surrounded by freeways, which makes the larger nearby cities easy to reach. The city has churches, hospitals, a YMCA building and library. The State Department of Employment, which is located in Torrance, has established a program designed to aid students in finding employment.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY K-5

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3000
Tel: (510)885-3000
Admissions: (510)885-7002
Fax: (510)885-3816
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csueastbay.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 343-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7868 per student. Total enrollment: 12,535. Faculty: 741 (324 full-time, 417 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 7,110 applied, 10% were admitted. Full-time: 7,262 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,867 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 86 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 12% black, 29% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 37% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; social sciences; business/marketing. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Regional Association of East Bay Colleges and Universities, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.00 high school GPA, CSU eligibility index. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/31. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time. Mandatory fees: $2916 full-time. College room only: $6759.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Vietnamese Student Association, Accounting Association, Filipino-American Students Association, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano, Hayward Orientation Team. Major annual events: Al Fresco, Pioneer Days, Club Days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. California State University, East Bay Library plus 1 other with 908,577 books, 803,844 microform titles, 2,210 serials, 28,416 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.5 million. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 110,000 in a metropolitan area of 5 1/2 million. Hayward is a suburban area near Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose. The climate is mild. All modes of transportation serve the area. The university's proximity to all major Bay Area cities provides access to museums, art galleries, plays, concerts, and libraries as well as to the recreational opportunities of the bay. The climate makes outdoor recreation a year-round activity. Its nearness to ocean and mountain areas offer recreational diversity.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO M-9

5241 North Maple Ave.
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Tel: (559)278-4240
Admissions: (559)278-2261
Fax: (559)278-4715
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csufresno.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 1,410-acre urban campus. Endowment: $86.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,450 per student. Total enrollment: 20,371. Faculty: 1,267 (754 full-time, 513 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 13,252 applied, 65% were admitted. Full-time: 14,786 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 2,642 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 69 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 5% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 18% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.00 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,207 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3037 full-time, $990 per term part-time. College room and board: $7344.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Vintage Day, Welcome Week, Commencement. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,035 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Henry Madden Library with 1.2 million microform titles, 2,617 serials, 77,125 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.3 million. 853 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Fresno (population 510,00) is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, at the center of the state. The climate is mild all year. All modes of transportation serve the area. Fresno is in an agricultural area producing figs, grapes and cotton. Roma Winery and several other wineries are located here; other industries include processing and packing of fruit, the manufacture of cottonseed oil, livestock and poultry feed, agricultural equipment and aircraft parts. There are facilities in the area for swimming, fishing, sailing, water skiing, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing and all the winter sports. Three national parks and two national forests are nearby.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON R-6

PO Box 34080
Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
Tel: (714)278-2011
Admissions: (714)278-2350
Web Site: http://www.fullerton.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 225-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 35,040. Faculty: 1,935 (719 full-time, 1,216 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 29,692 applied, 69% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 21,187 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 8,275 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 64 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 4% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 22% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other institutions of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2990 full-time, $967 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $4504.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 225 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 9% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 836 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. California State University, Fullerton Pollak Library with 1.2 million books, 1.1 million microform titles, 10,827 serials, 15,220 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,993 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Fullerton is in a metropolitan area with a temperate climate. Airlines, buses and trains serve the area. Freeways make all neighboring cities easily accessible. Fullerton is an area of many cultural interests, in art, music and theatre. The city is near Disneyland and the California Angel Stadium; 35 miles from Hollywood and Los Angeles. Recreational facilities include the beaches and the mountains which are both within easy driving distance. Part-time work is available. The major service clubs are represented in the city.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH T-10

1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Tel: (562)985-4111
Admissions: (562)985-4641
Web Site: http://www.csulb.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 320-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $27.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5673 per student. Total university enrollment: 1,344. Total unit enrollment: 34,547. Faculty: 2,074 (966 full-time, 1,108 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 38,579 applied, 55% were admitted. 84% from top quarter of their high school class, 100% from top half. Full-time: 22,525 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 5,989 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 89 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 25% Hispanic, 6% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 21% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other institutions of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, minimum GPA of 2.4 for nonresidents. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous. Preference given to local residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time. Mandatory fees: $2864 full-time. College room and board: $6648.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Kaleidoscope Spring Festival, Odyssey Theme Year. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,962 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. University Library with 1.5 million books, 1.5 million microform titles, 18,749 serials, 28,060 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.3 million. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Long Beach is approximately 20 miles south of Los Angeles and has a Mediterranean climate. The eight mile beach area provides the finest and safest public bathing on the Pacific Coast, having the largest protected harbor in North America. All modes of transportation serve the area. There are 25 city parks which provide facilities for golf, tennis, baseball, swimming, shuffleboard, and lawn bowling, as well as a sports arena and a municipal auditorium.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES S-10

5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8530
Tel: (323)343-3000
Admissions: (323)343-3940
Fax: (323)343-2670
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.calstatela.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 173-acre urban campus. Endowment: $13.6 million. Total enrollment: 20,014. Faculty: 1,141 (581 full-time, 560 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 17,150 applied, 62% were admitted. Full-time: 10,872 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 4,083 students, 59% women, 41% men. 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 46% Hispanic, 8% black, 21% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 34% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; security and protective services; education. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,171 full-time, $226 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3035 full-time, $658.75 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level. College room and board: $7353.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 130 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Society of Hispanic, Engineering and Science Students, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer, Sigma Delta PI, Asian Unified, Society of Automotive Engineers. Major annual events: Haunted Union, Mardi Gras, Spring Student Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 996 college housing spaces available; 850 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. John F. Kennedy Memorial Library with1.7 million books, 1.1 million microform titles, 2,724 serials, 1,163 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California -Los Angeles.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY M-5

100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Tel: (831)582-3000
Admissions: (831)582-3544
Fax: (831)582-3540
Web Site: http://csumb.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1994. Setting: 1,500-acre campus with easy access to San Jose. Endowment: $520,445. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,191 per student. Total enrollment: 3,020. 3,023 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 2,673 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 80 students, 53% women, 48% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 27% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 29% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 52% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,848 full-time, $339 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2947 full-time, $945.50 per term part-time. College room and board: $6900. College room only: $4400.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organization: MECHA. Major annual events: Graduation, On-Campus Admission Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE S-p

18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
Tel: (818)677-1200
Admissions: (818)677-3700
Fax: (818)677-3766
Web Site: http://www.csun.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 353-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $2.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $66,989. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4989 per student. Total enrollment: 33,243. Faculty: 1,822 (803 full-time, 1,019 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 18,178 applied, 75% were admitted. Full-time: 20,638 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 6,216 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 7 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 9% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 13% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 11/30, 8/30 for early action. Notification: continuous, 9/30 for early action. Preference given to state residents for business administration, engineering, computer science, economics programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3036 full-time, $1464 per term part-time. College room and board: $7616. College room only: $4766. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Oviatt Library with 1.2 million books, 3 million microform titles, 2,754 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $7.1 million.

Community Environment:

Located north of Los Angeles and part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Climate is mild; all modes of transportation available in the Los Angeles area. The community facilities include churches, library, hospitals and all the service organizations are represented. Part-time employment available in this center for electronic and space research and development; about three-quarters of the students work. Northridge enjoys the cultural and recreational advantages of Los Angeles and is 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean and near the mountain areas for winter sports.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO I-6

6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819-6048
Tel: (916)278-6011
Admissions: (916)278-7362
Web Site: http://www.csus.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 300-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 27,932. Faculty: 1,530 (812 full-time, 718 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 15,980 applied, 47% were admitted. Full-time: 17,864 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 5,164 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 122 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 7% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 25% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; public administration and social services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 11/30 for early action. Notification: 11/1, 11/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Nonresident tuition: $13,242 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3624 full-time, $276 per term part-time. College room and board: $7458.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, American Marketing Association, Society for Advancement of Management, Accounting Society, Human Resources Management Association. Major annual events: River City Days, Student Orientation Program. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,100 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. California State University, Sacramento Library with 1.3 million books, 2.4 million microform titles, 3,761 serials, 50,722 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Sacramento, the capital of California, is the gateway to historic Gold Rush country and the High Sierra vacation regions. All modes of transportation serve the area; San Francisco is a two-hour drive on the freeway. The cultural center of Northern California, Sacramento has the historic Crocker Art Gallery, symphony orchestra, summer theater series, state library, a state museum, a state railroad museum and the Sacramento History Center. Numerous part time jobs on campus and in the city are available through the Student Placement Office and the California Department of Employment. There are many post-college vocational opportunities with defense industries, two air bases, state and local government and other growing industrial and high-tech firms. Off campus housing is available to students. There are many points of interest and a great number of recreational facilities in the Sacramento area; parks, zoo, golf courses, boating

and fishing on the American and Sacramento Rivers. Squaw Valley, 100 miles away, was the home of the 1960 Olympics for winter sports. There are good health facilities and a wide range of fraternal and civic organizations.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO S-11

5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
Tel: (909)537-5000
Admissions: (909)537-5188
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csusb.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 430-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 16,431. Faculty: 447 (363 full-time, 84 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 9,629 applied, 25% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 10,375 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 2,089 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 43 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 12% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 21% 25 or older, 11% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; social sciences. Core. Services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $8136 full-time, $226 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3398 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $5886. College room only: $4376. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Earth Day, Annual University Picnic, International Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, residence staff on call 24-hours. 1,500 college housing spaces available; 1,431 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Pfau Library with 731,259 books, 643,292 microform titles, 2,028 serials, 15,252 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 104,000. San Bernardino is located 58 miles east of Los Angeles at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains. Climate is ideal with 312 days of sunshine a year. Citrus groves surround the city. Greyhound and Trailways bus lines and Santa Fe Railroad serve the area. The nearest airport is Ontario International. San Bernardino has art galleries, Swing Auditorium, theaters, many churches, and a library. Pacific Ocean beaches provide water sports. Resort areas of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake in the mountains have facilities for water sports and winter sports. Cajon Pass offers a scenic drive through the mountains into the Mojave Desert; City Creek Highway connects with the Rim of the World Drive at Running Springs.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN MARCOS V-3

333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Tel: (760)750-4000
Admissions: (760)750-4848
Fax: (760)750-4030
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csusm.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: 304-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Endowment: $5.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5150 per student. Total enrollment: 6,956. Faculty: 402. 6,586 applied, 44% were admitted. Full-time: 4,658 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,669 students, 58% women, 42% men. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 3% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 30% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at San Diego State University, Palomar College, Mira Costa College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $8136 full-time, $339 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $3062 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $7470. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Accounting Club, Liberal Studies Club, MECHA, Sigma IOTA Epsilon. Major annual events: Pow-Wow, Welcome Week, Awards Dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-our patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Kellogg Library with 233,445 books, 941,482 microform titles, 2,043 serials, 8,528 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. 1,300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS K-7

801 West Monte Vista Ave.
Turlock, CA 95382
Tel: (209)667-3122
Admissions: (209)667-3152
Fax: (209)667-3333
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csustan.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 220-acre small town campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $397,203. Total enrollment: 8,137. Faculty: 495 (285 full-time, 210 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,292 applied, 65% were admitted. Full-time: 4,500 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 1,983 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 58 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 4% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 31% 25 or older, 9% live on campus. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early decision. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview, ELM/EPT; TOEFL, SAT or ACT, ELM/EPT, TOEFL. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 10/1 for early action. Notification: 1/1, 10/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3030 full-time, $855.50 per term part-time. College room and board: $8253. College room only: $5612. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 57 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: MECHA. Major annual events: Warrior Day, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center, Remedial services, academic/career counseling, placement service, day care. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 548 college housing spaces available; 533 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. University Library with 365,870 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 1,693 serials, 5,435 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 5,200. This is a growing and prosperous residential community in a rural area of central California. Dairying is of major importance; turkeys, melons, grapes and peaches are the chief products. The area is served by bus and railroad. One general hospital, one clinic, many churches, three libraries and most all of the major fraternal and civic organizations are represented in Turlock. Part-time employment opportunities are average. Special events are the Stanislaus County Fair and the Annual Chamber of Commerce Roundup Week in the fall. A summer concert series is held at the university.

■ CAÑ ADA COLLEGE K-4

4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94061-1099
Tel: (650)306-3100
Admissions: (650)306-3125
Fax: (650)306-3457
Web Site: http://www.canadacollege.net/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Mateo County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 131-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Total enrollment: 6,421. 1,020 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 32 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 4% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 65% 25 or older. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for radiological technology programs. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latin-American Club, student government, Environmental Club, athletics, Interior Design Club. Major annual event: Spring Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 12-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. 53,417 books, 414 serials, and an OPAC. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CERRITOS COLLEGE R-5

11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
Tel: (562)860-2451
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cerritos.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 140-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 24,000. Students come from 32 other countries, 46% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: CEPT, Nelson Denny Reading Test recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. Wilford Michael Library with 74,502 books and 396 serials. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

Community Environment:

Norwalk is an urban area 17 miles from Los Angeles. The climate is subtropical. There is bus and rail service to Los Angeles, where other major transportation facilities are located. The city has many community facilities, industrial firms and retail outlets. Part-time work is available.

■ CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE P-11

3000 College Heights Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-9571
Tel: (760)384-6100
Admissions: (760)384-6291
Fax: (760)375-4776
Web Site: http://www.cerrocoso.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kern Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 320-acre small town campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $25,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3000 per student. Total enrollment: 5,020. 375 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,218 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3,802 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 6% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 55% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5010 full-time, $162 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Special Services Club, Art Club, LVN Club, Athletic Club, Drama Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Walter Stiern Memorial Library with 25,000 books, 800 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $400,000. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CHABOT COLLEGE K-5

25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545-5001
Tel: (510)723-6600
Admissions: (510)723-6700
Web Site: http://www.chabotcollege.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 245-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 15,075. 1,248 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 78 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 13% black, 30% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 47% 25 or older. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Mills College; California State University, Hayward. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army(c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental hygiene, nursing, emergency medical technician programs. Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Chinese Club, International Club, MECHA, ASCC, SCTA (Student California Teachers Association). Major annual events: Homecoming, Health Fair, International Night. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Chabot Library with 100,000 books and 160 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University - Hayward.

■ CHAFFEY COLLEGE S-11

5885 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
Tel: (909)987-1737
Admissions: (909)941-2631
Fax: (909)941-2783
Web Site: http://www.chaffey.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 17,930. 2% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: The Associated Students of Chaffey College, Multicultural Club, Style Club. Major annual events: Club Rush, Toy and Food Drive, ICC sponsored events. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Chaffey College Library with 72,000 books and 232 serials. 150 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Rancho Cucamonga is a suburban community 44 miles east of Los Angeles. With the west end of San Bernadino County the area has a population of 475,000. It has dry climate conditions, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 112 degrees during the year. Farming, namely citrus and grapes, is the main economy. Rail, bus, and air (Ontario International Airport) serve the area. There are four hospitals nearby.

■ CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY S-7

One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
Tel: (714)997-6815; 888-CUAPPLY
Admissions: (714)997-6711
Fax: (714)997-6713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chapman.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1861. Setting: 45-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $175 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $19,969 per student. Total enrollment: 5,732. Faculty: 581 (264 full-time, 317 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 3,862 applied, 53% were admitted. 9 National Merit Scholars, 10 class presidents, 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,661 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 203 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 37 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 6% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; business/marketing; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.5 high school GPA, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/31, 11/30 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,248 includes full-time tuition ($29,900), mandatory fees ($848), and college room and board ($10,500). Part-time tuition: $920 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Associated Students, Disciples on Campus, Gamma Beta Phi honor society. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Sizzle, Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, full safety education program. 1,450 college housing spaces available; 1,411 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Leatherby Libraries plus 1 other with 182,169 books, 430,100 microform titles, 1,802 serials, 18,099 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 453 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Orange is located 32 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 94 miles north of San Diego. Its climate is mild with a very low rainfall. It is accessible by car, bus or train and plane. Orange County Airport is a short distance away, and Los Angeles International Airport is a 45-minute drive away. As the name implies, Orange lies in a vast citrus belt; avocados are also grown here. All the necessary facilities of a city are available as well as many recreational facilities for swimming, golf, surfing, skiing, fishing, hunting, and boating. Beaches and mountain resorts are nearby.

■ CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE S-10

1731 East 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel: (323)563-4800
Admissions: (323)563-5849
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cdrewu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1966. Total enrollment:250. Faculty: 35. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 364 applied, 55% were admitted. 0.4% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 49% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, independent study, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: preadmission assessment exams. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $10,000 full-time, $250 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 full-time, $100 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available.

■ CITRUS COLLEGE P-6

1000 West Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741-1899
Tel: (626)963-0323
Web Site: http://www.citruscollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: 104-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 12,393. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 29:1. 25% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4954 full-time, $150 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $754 full-time, $26 per unit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government, AGS Honor Society, International Student Association, Cosmetology Club. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Fest, Club Rush. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Hayden Library with 45,091 books, 133 serials, 4,752 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Azusa Pacific University

■ CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO K-4

50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112-1821
Tel: (415)239-3000
Admissions: (415)239-3291
Fax: (415)239-3936
Web Site: http://www.ccsf.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 56-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 106,480. Students come from 51 states and territories, 1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 9% black, 38% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 62% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of The San Francisco Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Louise and Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library with 93,518 books, 774 serials, and a Web page.

Community Environment:

See San Francisco State University

■ CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE V-10

500 East 9th St.
Claremont, CA 91711
Tel: (909)621-8000
Admissions: (909)621-8088
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of The Claremont Colleges Consortium. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 50-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $316 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. Total enrollment: 1,139. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 3,734 applied, 21% were admitted. 83% from top 10% of their high school class, 97% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 11 National Merit Scholars, 12 class presidents, 7 valedictorians, 36 student government officers. Full-time: 1,139 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 21 other countries, 53% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 4% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 0.1% 25 or older, 96% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at 5 members of The Claremont Colleges, Haverford College, Colby College, Spelman College, Morehouse College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/2, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/2 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $42,920 includes full-time tuition ($30,800), mandatory fees ($1850), and college room and board ($10,270). College room only: $5160. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $5100 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 280 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Debate/Forensics Club, newspaper, Volunteer Student Admission Committee, Civitas (community service club). Major annual events: Athenaeum Lectures, Winter Madrigal, Monte Carlo Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 972 students; 1,008 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Honnold Library plus 3 others with 2 million books, 1.4 million microform titles, 6,028 serials, 606 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.3 million. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CLEVELAND CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE-LOS ANGELES CAMPUS S-10

590 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004-2196
Tel: (323)660-6166
Free: 800-446-CCLA
Admissions: (323)906-2031
Fax: (323)660-5387
Web Site: http://www.clevelandchiropractic.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Administratively affiliated with Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City. Awards associate, bachelor's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1911. Total enrollment: 435. Faculty: 39 (22 full-time, 17 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. Full-time: 92 students, 33% women, 67% men. Part-time: 31 students, 29% women, 71% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 8 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 7% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 47% 25 or older, 92% transferred in. Retention: 53% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: trimesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $5242 full-time, $219 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $200 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Carl Cleveland Jr. with 23,618 books, 1,671 microform titles, 152 serials, 11,341 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

■ COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE T-6

11460 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2597
Tel: (714)546-7600
Admissions: (714)241-6160
Fax: (714)241-6288
Web Site: http://coastline.cccd.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Coast Community College District System. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $90,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $330 per student. Total enrollment: 8,559. Full-time: 493 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 8,066 students, 60% women, 40% men. 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 6% black, 29% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 75% 25 or older, 48% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available.

■ COGSWELL POLYTECHNICAL COLLEGE J-6

1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1299
Tel: (408)541-0100
Free: 800-264-7955
Fax: (408)747-0764
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cogswell.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of Foundation for Educational Achievement, San Diego. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Endowment: $9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3348 per student. Total enrollment: 282. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 61 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 133 students, 15% women, 85% men. Part-time: 149 students, 10% women, 90% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 5 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 2% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 50% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 24% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Tuition: $13,680 full-time, $570 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $3000. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: ASB. Major annual events: Founders' Day, dance, movie nights. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 30 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Cogswell College Library with 11,257 books, 43 microform titles, 102 serials, 359 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $77,625. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE COLBURN SCHOOL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC S-10

200 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213)621-2200
Fax: (213)621-2110
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.colburnschool.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 17. 39 applied, 31% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 4 other countries, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 24% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 47% international, 100% live on campus. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Application deadline: 1/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $0 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1200 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: trained security personnel during open building hours. College housing not available.

■ COLEMAN COLLEGE (LA MESA) V-12

7380 Parkway Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942-1532
Tel: (619)465-3990
Fax: (619)465-0162
Web Site: http://www.coleman.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1700 per student. Total enrollment: 468. Full-time: 444 students, 23% women, 77% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 10% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 68% 25 or older. Core. Services for LD students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $20,580 full-time, $245 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 full-time. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Coleman College LaMesa Library with 66,800 books and 69 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6000. 420 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

■ COLEMAN COLLEGE (SAN MARCOS) V-3

1284 West San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
Tel: (760)747-3990
Fax: (760)752-9808
Web Site: http://www.coleman.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 203. Full-time: 203 students, 27% women, 73% men. 16% Hispanic, 8% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander.

■ COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA H-5

555 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501-2109
Tel: (510)522-7221
Admissions: (510)466-7365
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Peralta Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 62-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $37,247. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $953 per student. Total enrollment: 5,500. Students come from 18 states and territories, 9 other countries, 44% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at other units of the Peralta Community College District System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 40,000 books and 200 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

See Laney College.

■ COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS S-9

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1803
Tel: (661)259-7800; 888-206-7827
Admissions: (661)362-3280
Fax: (661)362-5300
Web Site: http://www.canyons.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 158-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $282,253. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2060 per student. Total enrollment: 16,504. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. Full-time: 12,679 students, 40% women, 60% men. Part-time: 3,825 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 4% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/22. Notification: continuous until 8/22.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5168 full-time, $171 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $818 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: HITE, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Gamma Sigma, MECHA, Biology Club. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. College of the Canyons Library with 40,646 books, 84,510 microform titles, 233 serials, 29,955 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $831,649. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Valencia-Newhall-Saugus-Canyon Country communities comprise the city of Santa Clarita located 32 miles northwest of Los Angeles near the San Fernando Valley. The average mean temperature is 65 degrees. Community facilities include hospitals, churches, a library, newspapers and banks. Recreational facilities include theaters, parks, a riding stable and golf courses. Desert area and many secluded canyons are nearby. The Castaic Reservoir water recreation area opened in 1970.

■ COLLEGE OF THE DESERT T-13

43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260-9305
Tel: (760)346-8041
Admissions: (760)773-7516
Web Site: http://desert.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 160-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 9,946. Students come from 23 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 52% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international applicants or nursing program. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: student association, International Club, African-Americans for College Education. Major annual events: Homecoming, Mayor's Forum, Rotary Awards. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. College of the Desert Library with 58,000 books and 260 serials. 43 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Palm Desert is a resort area with a population of 12,000, where the climate is temperate. Buses and planes serve the area; Highway 111 goes through town. There are churches of major denominations, civic and service groups, and hospitals are nearby. Indio and Palm Springs have such recreational activities as boating, fishing, water skiing, and hiking. There are nearby mountains for winter sports. The area is a major center for golf and tennis tournaments.

■ COLLEGE OF MARIN F-3

835 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA 94904
Tel: (415)457-8811
Admissions: (415)485-9417
Fax: (415)883-2632
Web Site: http://www.marin.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 410-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 6,516. 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 85,000 books and 500 serials. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Kentfield is suburban community in a beautiful countryside across the Golden Gate from San Francisco. Located on a peninsula with the Pacific Ocean on one side and San Francisco Bay on the other. A mild climate averaging 70 degrees; average rainfall 36 inches per year. The Golden Gate bus line serves the area. Entertainment and recreational facilities are close by and shopping facilities are good. Good opportunities for part-time employment.

■ COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS D-1

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501-9300
Tel: (707)476-4100
Admissions: (707)476-4177
Web Site: http://www.redwoods.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 322-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3058 per student. Total enrollment: 7,708. 717 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 52 states and territories, 51% 25 or older, 2% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Oregon Institute of Technology, Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program or international students. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Students College of the Redwoods, Spanish Club, Computer Information Systems Club, Math/Science Club, International Student Club. Major annual events: Wood Fair, Music and Arts Fair, Multicultural Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 160 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. College of the Redwoods Library with 50,266 books, 969 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $335,024. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Eureka is located on the north coast of Humboldt Bay, 283 miles north of San Francisco; the climate is cool and humid. Buses and railroads serve the area, airlines to connecting flights in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and Portland are available. Community facilities include two hospitals, a medical center, churches, libraries, and a good downtown shopping area. The city provides a park, a community recreation building and a 18 hole golf course. Fishing and hunting are excellent; mountain area very near. In Summer, salmon fishing is good in Humboldt and Trinidad Bay north of the city; in early fall, steelhead and salmon are caught in the Eel Mud, and Trinity Rivers nearby. Eureka sponsors an annual Rhododendron Festival and two fairs each year.

■ COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO K-4

1700 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
Tel: (650)574-6161
Admissions: (650)574-6594
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 10,872. Students come from 35 other countries, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. College of San Mateo Library with 85,085 books, 300 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Mateo, located on picturesque El Camino Real, is an attractive residential suburb, 19 miles south of San Francisco. Climate is moderate and the city claims to have an average of 258 days of sunshine each year. San Mateo has access to all major forms of transportation and has a municipal transit system. There are many churches, hospitals, and libraries. An outstanding retail shopping center is found on the Peninsula. Recreational facilities include golf courses, yacht harbor, public beach, public parks and the Bay Meadows Race Track.

■ COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS N-8

915 South Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277-2234
Tel: (559)730-3700
Admissions: (559)737-4844
Web Site: http://www.cos.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 215-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $1.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1805 per student. Total enrollment: 11,169. 2,171 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,427 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 6,742 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 1% Native American, 44% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 46% 25 or older, 45% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, engineering, chemistry, math, English programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: MECHA, Ag Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Paralegal Association, Sports Medicine Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Multicultural Fair, Tech Prep Expo. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 18 hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. College of the Sequoias Library with 73,557 books, 430 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $513,224. 190 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Visalia is 42 miles southeast of Fresno. It is the Tulare County seat and is situated in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. It ranks highest in the world in agricultural production of citrus fruits, dairy products, olives, cotton, and walnuts. A number of manufacturers and industrial plants are located here. Bus, rail, and air lines serve the area. The community has churches, hospitals, a symphony orchestra, ballet, theatres, 20 city parks, and 5 golf courses. Tulare County Park provides recreational facilities for picnicking and water sports. Nearby is the High Sierra mountain wonderland in the Sierra National Forest.

■ COLLEGE OF THE SISKIYOUS B-4

800 College Ave.
Weed, CA 96094-2899
Tel: (530)938-5555
Admissions: (530)938-5374
Fax: (530)938-5227
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.siskiyous.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 260-acre rural campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2631 per student. Total enrollment: 2,998. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 389 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 18 states and territories, 6 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Nonresident tuition: $174 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $26 per unit part-time, $12 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 71 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Body, Latino Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Union, American Indian Alliance. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Transfer Schools and Career Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 135 college housing spaces available; 120 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only housing available. College of the Siskiyous Library with 34,708 books, 19,646 microform titles, 148 serials, 9,433 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $379,177. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Centrally located in Siskiyou County, just off Interstate 5, the historic lumber town of Weed lies nestled at the base of
majestic 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta. At the midpoint between two major population centers - Medford, Oregon, to the north and Redding to the south Weed is easily accessible by airline, train and bus services. The climate features four distinct seasons with an average snowfall of 24 inches. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the spectacular alpine environment of this rural northern California region, which provides for a wide variety of recreational activities including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, wind surfing, and more.

■ COLUMBIA COLLEGE J-8

11600 Columbia College Dr.
Sonora, CA 95370
Tel: (209)588-5100
Admissions: (209)588-5107
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gocolumbia.org/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Yosemite Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 200-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,691. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 242 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 940 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,751 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 68% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to EOPS, disabled.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4286 full-time, $177 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $662 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $24 per term part-time. College room and board: $6115.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, Jazz Club, Ecology Action Club, Christian Club. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 200 college housing spaces available; 41 were occupied in 2003-04. Columbia College Library with 34,892 books, 67,497 microform titles, 320 serials, 4,852 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLUMBIA COLLEGE HOLLYWOOD S-9

18618 Oxnard St.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Tel: (818)345-8414
Fax: (818)345-9053
Web Site: http://www.columbiacollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1952. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment:177. 83 applied, 39% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 44% from top half. 2 class presidents, 20 student government officers. Students come from 30 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 15% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 18% international, 28% 25 or older. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Recommended: SAT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $18,350 includes full-time tuition ($11,400), mandatory fees ($1100), and college room and board ($5850). Part-time tuition: $325 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual event: Alumni Weekend. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Joseph E. Blath Memorial Library with 5,500 books, 23 serials, 220 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located close to freeways, public transportation, housing, and major recreational areas in Southern California.

■ COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Y-3

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221-5393
Tel: (310)900-1600
Fax: (310)900-1692
Web Site: http://www.compton.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 83-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 7,900. 1,650 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 25 other countries, 69% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Compton Community College Library with 45,000 books and 400 serials. 30 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Located between the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the center of a large residential area. The population of the general area surrounding the city is now about 200,000, and is increasing each year. The city offers a mild climate and many days of sun. Mountains and the beaches are both nearby which provide a wealth of recreational activities. Work for room and board in private homes may be secured, part-time employment is also available.

■ CONCORDE CAREER INSTITUTE S-10

12412 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Tel: (818)766-8151
Fax: (818)766-1587
Web Site: http://www.concordecareercolleges.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1955.

■ CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY T-7

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612-3299
Tel: (949)854-8002
Free: 800-229-1200
Fax: (949)854-6894
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cui.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Part of The Ten-campus Concordia University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (associate's degree for international students only). Founded 1972. Setting: 70-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $8.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4419 per student. Total enrollment: 2,092. Faculty: 208 (77 full-time, 131 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 998 applied, 68% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 93% from top half. Full-time: 1,370 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 75 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 10 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 4% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 10% 25 or older, 73% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at San Diego and Temecula Degree Completion Satellite Campuses.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.8 high school GPA, interview. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $28,190 includes full-time tuition ($21,130) and college room and board ($7060). College room only: $4380. Part-time tuition: $600 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Spiritual Life Board, Student Activities Committee, intramurals, Outreach. Major annual events: homecoming, Closing Banquet, Midnight Madness. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, lighted walkways. 1,024 college housing spaces available; 945 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Concordia University Library with 85,432 books, 53,175 microform titles, 9,768 serials, 3,693 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $349,066. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE J-4

2600 Mission Bell Dr.
San Pablo, CA 94806-3195
Tel: (510)235-7800
Web Site: http://www.contracosta.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Contra Costa Community College District and California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 83-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 8,834. 5,794 applied. Full-time: 3,973 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 4,861 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 16 other countries, 1% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 28% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 54% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at University of California, Berkeley; members of the Regional Association of East Bay Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Contra Costa College Library with 57,017 books, 333 serials, 1,860 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Pablo is located on San Francisco Bay north of Richmond and Oakland on Highway 40. Buses and railroads serve the area. The city has 70 major industries; skilled and unskilled labor opportunities are available. San Pablo community facilities include churches, library and hospitals. Recreational facilities are provided by the beaches nearby and the mountain resort area for winter sports, which are approximately a three hour drive.

■ COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE S-13

6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Tel: (760)366-3791
Admissions: (760)366-5290
Web Site: http://www.cmccd.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Total enrollment: 1,800. 1,800 applied, 100% were admitted. 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Calendar: semesters.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE (SACRAMENTO) I-6

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
Tel: (916)691-7451
Admissions: (916)688-7410
Fax: (916)691-7375
Web Site: http://www.crc.losrios.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Rios Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 180-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 19,284. Students come from 15 states and territories, 30 other countries, 52% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international applicants. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latino/Hispanic Scholars Club, Animal Health Technology Club, Christian Club, Club Mesa, Writers' Workshop. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cosumnes River College Library with 55,447 books and 375 serials. 190 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University - Sacramento.

■ CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE Q-11

11711 Sand Canyon Rd.
Yucaipa, CA 92399-1799
Tel: (909)794-2161
Admissions: (909)389-3355
Fax: (909)389-9141
Web Site: http://www.craftonhills.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 526-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $500 per student. Total enrollment: 5,300. Students come from 19 states and territories, 12 other countries, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, SAT, SCAT, CGP, ACT ASSET, Nelson Denny Reading Test, or ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Major annual events: College Night, Career and College Fair, Native American Pow Wow. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Crafton Hills College Library with 65,731 books and 425 serials. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University - San Bernardino

■ CUESTA COLLEGE Q-5

PO Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Tel: (805)546-3100
Admissions: (805)546-3130
Web Site: http://www.cuesta.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 129-acre rural campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $44,374. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1550 per student. Total enrollment: 10,771. Students come from 19 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 1% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 33% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Students of Cuesta College, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Student Nurses Association, Latina Leadership Network, MECHA. Major annual events: Student Life Orientation Days, Jazz Festival, Welcome Open House. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cuesta College Library with 64,814 books, 584 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $975,000. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

■ CUYAMACA COLLEGE V-12

900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019-4304
Tel: (619)660-4000
Admissions: (619)660-4302
Web Site: http://www.cuyamaca.net/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: 165-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Total enrollment: 7,690. Students come from 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 8% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 37% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Library plus 1 other with 32,129 books, 712 microform titles, 130 serials, 2,588 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 396 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CYPRESS COLLEGE Z-6

9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
Tel: (714)484-7000
Admissions: (714)484-7435
Fax: (714)761-3934
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cypress.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 15,347. Students come from 41 states and territories, 22 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/25.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 63 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, California Student Nurses Association, Court Reporting Club, MECHA. Major annual events: Senior Day, Scare Fair, club information days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Cypress College Library plus 1 other with 76,696 books, 4,203 microform titles, 255 serials, 1,113 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $483,959. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cypress is a rapidly growing suburban city, 20 miles east of Los Angeles. The climate is dry and mild. Buses, trains, freeway system and the Los Angeles International Airport 20 miles away all serve the area. The city has three private hospitals, twelve churches, a library, and an amphitheater. There are city parks, a golf course, swimming pool and a gymnasium for those interested in sports. Anaheim Stadium is seven miles away, Disneyland five and one-half miles, Knotts Berry Farm and Movieland Wax Museum two and one-half miles. Beaches and mountain areas provide additional recreational facilities and are within easy driving distance. Many universities and colleges are nearby.

■ DE ANZA COLLEGE K-6

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014-5793
Tel: (408)864-5678
Admissions: (408)864-8292
Fax: (408)864-8329
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 112-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Total enrollment: 23,344. Full-time: 8,860 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 14,484 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 79 other countries, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 6% black, 33% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 52% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission. Placement: SAT, CPT, DTLS, DTMS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $22. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3636 full-time, $101 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $818 full-time, $17 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Automotive Club, Vietnamese Club, Filipino Club. Major annual events: Graduation, Orientation, Club Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. A. Robert DeHart Learning Center with 80,000 books and 927 serials. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The district, population 174,000, is within an hour's drive from San Francisco. Buses and trains serve the area and the San Jose International Airport is nearby for air transportation. There are parks, playgrounds and nearby beaches for recreational activities as well as the cultural advantages of the San Francisco Bay Area.

■ DESIGN INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO W-12

8555 Commerce Ave.
San Diego, CA 92121-2685
Tel: (858)566-1200
Free: 800-619-4337
Fax: (858)566-2711
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.disd.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 450. Students come from 10 states and territories, 15 other countries, 70% 25 or older. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Designers Association, Illuminating Electrical Society. Major annual events: West Week at Pacific Design Center, Showcase House. College housing not available. 5,000 books, 90 serials, and an OPAC. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ELK GROVE) I-6

Sacramento Center
2218 Kausen Dr.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Tel: (916)478-2847; (866)573-3879
Fax: (916)478-2849
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (FREMONT) K-5

6600 Dumbarton Circle
Fremont, CA 94555
Tel: (510)574-1100; 888-393-3879
Fax: (510)742-0868
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1998. Setting: 17-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 1,580. Faculty: 78 (46 full-time, 32 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 942 students, 28% women, 72% men. Part-time: 506 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 9 other countries, 1% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 8% black, 32% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 34% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering technologies; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time, $475 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latino-American Student Organization, Telecommunications Club, Chess Club. Major annual events: Thanksgiving dinner, summer barbecue, book fair. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 40,000 books, 3,060 serials, 2,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (IRVINE) T-7

3333 Michelson Dr., Ste. 420
Irvine, CA 92612-1682
Tel: (949)752-5631
Fax: (949)752-5637
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time, $460 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (LONG BEACH) T-10

3880 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Tel: (562)427-0861
Free: 800-597-0444
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1984. Setting: 23-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 1,201. Faculty: 151 (27 full-time, 124 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. Full-time: 614 students, 30% women, 70% men. Part-time: 409 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 11 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 39% Hispanic, 16% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 44% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time, $460 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: Teamnet, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, United Islands. Major annual events: Welcome Back, New Horizons Retreat, Winter Formal. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, motion detectors, closed hours. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 15,500 books, 85 serials, 2,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 458 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (POMONA) S-11

901 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768-2642
Tel: (909)622-8866; (866)338-7934
Fax: (909)623-5666
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1983. Setting: 15-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 1,899. Faculty: 80 (38 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Full-time: 956 students, 27% women, 73% men. Part-time: 765 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 19 other countries, 1% Native American, 44% Hispanic, 8% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 42% 25 or older. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time, $460 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, International Telecommunications Management Association, United Islands Student Association. Major annual events: The Welcome Barbecue, Winter Formal, Part-Time Jobs Fair. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 17,000 books, 77 serials, 1,234 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 513 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (SAN DIEGO) W-12

2655 Camino Del Rio North, Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92108-1633
Tel: (619)683-2446
Fax: (619)683-2448
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time, $460 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (SAN FRANCISCO) K-4

455 Market St., Ste. 1650
San Francisco, CA 94105-2472
Tel: (415)243-8787
Fax: (415)243-8686
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time, $475 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (WEST HILLS) S-8

22801 West Roscoe Blvd.
West Hills, CA 91304
Tel: (818)932-3001; 888-610-0800
Fax: (818)932-3091
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1999. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 769. Faculty: 61 (17 full-time, 44 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 329 students, 26% women, 74% men. Part-time: 342 students, 26% women, 74% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 13 other countries, 3% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 5% black, 20% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 42% 25 or older. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time, $460 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Body, Computer Information Systems/Telecommunication Association, Women's Caucus, United Island Student Association, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers. Major annual events: Welcome BBQ, Winter Formal, Cosmic Bowling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 16,177 books, 130 serials, 597 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 390 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE G-6

321 Golf Club Rd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-1544
Tel: (925)685-1230
Fax: (925)685-1551
Web Site: http://www.dvc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Contra Costa Community College District, part of California Community Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 20,688. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Students come from 16 states and territories, 0.2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 6% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 38% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5190 full-time, $173 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $799 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $19 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. 88,286 books and 298 serials. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 31,000. Pleasant Hill is a suburban residential community that has an average winter temperature of 46.4 degrees and summer temperature of 71.8 degrees. It is located 22 miles from San Francisco. All transportation facilities are available nearby. Churches representing 14 denominations, a hospital and excellent shopping facilities comprise the town. Employment opportunities are available. Pleasant Hill enjoys the cultural atmosphere of the San Francisco Bay Area. A nearby beach area provides recreational facilities; the mountain area for winter sports is accessible for a weekend trip.

■ DOMINICAN SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY J-4

2301 Vine St.
Berkeley, CA 94708
Tel: (510)849-2030
Admissions: (510)883-2073
Web Site: http://www.dspt.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $37,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9000 per student. Total enrollment: 123. Full-time: 11 students, 18% women, 82% men. Part-time: 4 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 5 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 33% Hispanic, 0% black, 27% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 73% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Independent study, double major, part-time degree program, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Theological Union, Mills College, Holy Names College. Study abroad program.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $10,560 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time, $50 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all; 2% of men are members. Most popular organization: DSPT Associated Students. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Tri-School Liturgies, End of the Year Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 12 college housing spaces available; 3 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Flora Lamson Hewlett Library plus 1 other with 409,592 books, 279,143 microform titles, 1,466 serials, 21,735 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $125,614. 5 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Berkeley.

■ DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA J-4

50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
Tel: (415)457-4440; 888-323-6763
Admissions: (415)485-3204
Fax: (415)485-3214
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dominican.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $10.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6676 per student. Total enrollment: 1,631. Faculty: 287 (71 full-time, 216 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 2,564 applied, 53% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 1,058 students, 77% women, 23% men. Part-time: 119 students, 78% women, 22% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 22 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 8% black, 20% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 30% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 24% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; social sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of California, Berkeley, Aquinas College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Barry University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $39,370 includes full-time tuition ($27,770), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($11,300). College room only: $6580. Part-time tuition: $1160 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Students Promoting Dominican Islands, Perceptions, Science Club, Filipino Club, Scripture Union. Major annual events: Shield Day, Boat Dance, Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, Teaching and Learning Center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 600 college housing spaces available; 544 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Archbishop Alemany Library plus 1 other with 95,000 books, 3,200 microform titles, 508 serials, 1,507 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $868,394. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the hills of Marin County 25 minutes from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, Dominican is close enough to permit easy access to the city's diverse cultural attractions - the opera, symphony, theaters and playhouses. The campus adjoins San Rafael (pop. 52,000), with a climate rated as one of the six most ideal in the world, in addition to a wide variety of libraries, museums and churches. The nearby cities of Mill Valley, Bolinas, and Sausalito harbor a large community of writers, painters and other artists, and a diverse collection of shops, restaurants and galleries. Five state parks and beaches lie within easy reach, including Muir Woods, the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, and the Point Reyes National Seashore.

■ DON BOSCO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE V-5

1151 San Gabriel Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770-4299
Tel: (626)940-2000
Fax: (626)940-2001
Web Site: http://www.boscotech.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1955. Setting: 30-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 1,208. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 36% from top half. 0% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 2/15.

Collegiate Environment:

Marching band. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 16,400 books and 70 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE W-5

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Tel: (323)265-8650
Admissions: (323)265-8810
Fax: (323)265-8763
Web Site: http://www.elac.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1945. Setting: 84-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $120,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4050 per student. Total enrollment: 24,015. 5,348 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,773 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 18,242 students, 60% women, 40% men. 0.2% Native American, 70% Hispanic, 3% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript, English and mathematics placement test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/12. Notification: continuous until 9/12.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Asian Club, Spanish Club, Chicanos for Creative Medicine. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Black Week, Asian Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. ELAC Helen Miller Bailey Library plus 2 others with 102,000 books, 3,370 microform titles, 228 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $806,000. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EL CAMINO COLLEGE T-10

16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506-0001
Tel: (310)532-3670; (866)ELCAMINO
Admissions: (310)660-3418
Fax: (310)660-3818
Web Site: http://www.elcamino.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 115-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 27,039. 0.4% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 18% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 42% 25 or older. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. 116,051 books and 864 serials. 151 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Torrance, situated in southwest Los Angeles County, is a suburb of Los Angeles and does enjoy the advantages of the city's cultural and recreational facilities. All forms of commercial transportation are convenient. Outstanding shopping centers are in the city as well as all the other usual community facilities. Climate is normally sunny and mild. Beaches and mountains are within easy driving distance for recreation.

■ EMMANUEL BIBLE COLLEGE S-10

1605 East Elizabeth St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Tel: (626)791-2575
Fax: (626)398-2424
Web Site: http://www.emmanuelbiblecollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, affiliated with Church of the Nazarene. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Endowment: $51,000. Total enrollment: 20. 10 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6 students, 17% women, 83% men. Part-time: 14 students, 21% women, 79% men. Students come from 2 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 35% Hispanic, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 100% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, Christian commitment. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: recommendations. Application deadline: 9/15. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Council, drama. Major annual events: Evangelism activities, drama performances, banquets. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Immanuel Bible College Library plus 1 other with 15,000 books and 20 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $800. 3 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EMPIRE COLLEGE I-4

3035 Cleveland Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Tel: (707)546-4000
Fax: (707)546-4058
Web Site: http://www.empcol.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7350 per student. Total enrollment: 834. 0% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 75% 25 or older. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: continuous. Double major.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EVEREST COLLEGE S-11

9616 Archibald Ave., Ste. 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Tel: (909)484-4311
Web Site: http://www.everest-college.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 2000. Calendar: 6 or 12 week terms.

■ EVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGE L-5

3095 Yerba Buena Rd.
San Jose, CA 95135-1598
Tel: (408)274-7900
Admissions: (408)270-6423
Fax: (408)223-9351
Web Site: http://www.evc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1975. Setting: 175-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $624 per student. Total enrollment: 11,751. 2,186 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 23 states and territories, 11 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 5% black, 40% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 52% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at other community colleges in the area. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4872 full-time, $177 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $664 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organizations: Affirm, Edlace, Phi Theta Kappa, Vietnamese Student Association. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, St. Andrews Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, special programs for ethnic populations. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Evergreen Valley College Library with 42,782 books and 368 serials. 415 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FASHION CAREERS COLLEGE W-12

1923 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110
Tel: (619)275-4700; 888-FCCC999
Fax: (619)275-0635
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fashioncollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2551 per student. Total enrollment: 101. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 32:1. 27 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 101 students, 88% women, 12% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 3 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 31% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 9% 25 or older, 0% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Double major, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $15,900 full-time, $400 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $325 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Golden Hanger Fashion Award Gala, holiday party, community charity events. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Fashion Careers of California Library with 800 books, 14 serials, and 175 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9420. 36 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE F-7

570 Golden Eagle Ave.
Quincy, CA 95971-9124
Tel: (530)283-0202
Free: 800-442-9799
Fax: (530)283-3757
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.frc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 150-acre rural campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2521 per student. Total enrollment: 1,714. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 732 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 982 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 6 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 7% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 31% 25 or older, 24% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5250 full-time, $175 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $806 full-time, $27 per unit part-time, $13 per term part-time. College room only: $3865. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Mountain Ultimate Disc (MUD), Varsity Club, Feather River Outings Group, SIFE, Chess Club. Major annual events: Thanksgiving Luncheon, MUD Classic, Earth Day/Day on the Green. Campus security: student patrols. 150 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Feather River Library with 20,782 books, 197 microform titles, 4,122 serials, 1,762 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $177,859. 146 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FIDM/THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING, LOS ANGELES CAMPUS S-10

919 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
Tel: (213)624-1200
Free: 800-624-1200
Fax: (213)624-4799
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fidm.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (also includes Orange County Campus). Founded 1969. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 3,522. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. Full-time: 2,778 students, 91% women, 9% men. Part-time: 744 students, 88% women, 12% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 30 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 5% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 18% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, major-determined project, Wonderlic Aptitude Test. Required for some: 3 recommendations, interview, major-determined project. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $225. Tuition: $17,415 full-time, $387 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: ASID (student chapter), International Club, DECA, Association of Manufacturing Students, Honor Society. Major annual events: Debut Fashion Show, International Food Fair, Career Connection. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, learning services design studios. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Resource and Research Center with 19,099 books, 369 serials, 3,607 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 322 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FIDM/THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING, ORANGE COUNTY CAMPUS T-7

17590 Gillette Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614-5610
Tel: (949)851-6200
Fax: (949)851-6808
Web Site: http://www.fidm.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1981. Total enrollment: 320. 10% from out-of-state.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, entrance requirement project. Required for some: interview. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: ASID Student Chapter, DECA, Association of Manufacturing Students. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available.

■ FIDM/THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING, SAN DIEGO CAMPUS W-12

1010 Second Ave., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92101-4903
Tel: (619)235-2049
Free: 800-243-3436
Fax: (619)232-4322
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fidm.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1985. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 272. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 235 students, 96% women, 4% men. Part-time: 37 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 1 other country, 19% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 4% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, 3 recommendations, interview, major-determined project. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: 3 recommendations, interview, major-determined project. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $225. Tuition: $17,415 full-time, $387 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: ASID (student chapter), DECA, Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Debut Fashion Show, International Food Fair, Career Connection. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, learning support, design studios. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Resource and Research Center with 2,642 books, 100 serials, 915 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 32 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FIDM/THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING, SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS K-4

55 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108-5829
Tel: (415)675-5200
Free: 800-711-7175
Admissions: (415)433-6691
Fax: (415)296-7299
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fidm.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 936. Full-time: 747 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 189 students, 93% women, 7% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 20 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 5% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 25% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles Campus. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, major-determined project, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: 3 recommendations, interview, major-determined project. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $225. Tuition: $17,415 full-time, $387 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: ASID (student chapter), DECA, Visual Design Form, Honor Society. Major annual events: Career Connection, Industry Lunch Connections. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, learning center and design studio. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Resource and Research Center with 5,073 books, 173 serials, 616 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 81 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE I-6

100 Scholar Way
Folsom, CA 95630
Tel: (916)608-6500
Web Site: http://www.flc.losrios.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Rios Community College District. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 12,000. 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 2% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 47% 25 or older.

■ FOOTHILL COLLEGE F-15

12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
Tel: (650)949-7777
Admissions: (650)949-7326
Web Site: http://www.foothill.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Foothill-DeAnza Community College District. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 122-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Jose. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4026 per student. Total enrollment: 17,488. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 28:1. 5,284 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 51 states and territories, 101 other countries, 2% from out-of-state,0.4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 3% black, 24% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 57% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at DeAnza College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental hygiene, allied health programs. Option: electronic application. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Nonresident tuition: $4500 full-time, $100 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time, $17 per unit part-time, $28.50 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, student government. Major annual events: Career Day, Club Day, Transfer Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Hubert H. Semans Library with 70,000 books, 450 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This is a suburban area with temperate climate averaging 50 to 80 degrees. Los Altos Hills is strictly residential but all recreational and commercial facilities and services may be found in the neighboring cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale.

■ FOUNDATION COLLEGE W-12

5353 Mission Center Rd., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92108-1306
Tel: (619)683-3273; 888-707-3273
Fax: (619)683-3224
Web Site: http://www.foundationcollege.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 106. 221 applied, 49% were admitted. Full-time: 106 students, 22% women, 78% men. 3% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 18% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $17,940 full-time, $260 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1200 full-time, $120 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ FRESNO CITY COLLEGE M-9

1101 East University Ave.
Fresno, CA 93741-0002
Tel: (559)442-4600
Admissions: (559)442-8217
Web Site: http://www.fresnocitycollege.com/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1910. Setting: 103-acre urban campus. Endowment: $853,060. Total enrollment: 22,812. 2,996 applied, 100% were admitted. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 32% Hispanic, 8% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Off campus study at Reedley College; California State University, Fresno. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: MECHA, HMONG Club, Rotaract, Students in Free Enterprise, Latter Day Saints Student Association. Major annual events: Showcase, Club Awareness Day, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Fresno City College Library with 67,500 books, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University - Fresno.

■ FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY M-9

1717 South Chestnut Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
Tel: (559)453-2000
Admissions: (559)453-2030
Fax: (559)453-2007
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fresno.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Mennonite Brethren Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 42-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $4.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6208 per student. Total enrollment: 2,371. Faculty: 198 (81 full-time, 117 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 608 applied, 68% were admitted. Full-time: 1,319 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 173 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 36 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 26% Hispanic, 4% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 31% 25 or older, 53% live on campus, 18% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at California State University, Fresno; Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary; San Joaquin College of Law. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.10 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 7/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,780 includes full-time tuition ($20,550), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($5990). Part-time tuition: $735 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, Kid's Klub, Amigos Unidos, Slavic Club, Women's Soccer Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, M.C.C. Sale. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour monitored closed-circuit security cameras. 595 college housing spaces available; 514 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hiebert Library with 181,020 books, 315,000 microform titles, 14,400 serials, 10,530 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $694,934. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University Fresno.

■ FULLERTON COLLEGE R-6

321 East Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
Tel: (714)992-7000
Admissions: (714)992-7582
Web Site: http://www.fullcoll.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: 79-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 19,862. Students come from 21 other countries, 40% 25 or older. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. William T. Boyce Library with 113,236 books and 600 serials. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University - Fullerton

■ GAVILAN COLLEGE L-6

5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, CA 95020-9599
Tel: (408)847-1400
Admissions: (408)848-4735
Fax: (408)848-4801
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gavilan.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 150-acre rural campus with easy access to San Jose. Total enrollment: 6,064. Students come from 6 states and territories, 11 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 41% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 58% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4800 full-time. Mandatory fees: $676 full-time, $26.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Student Government. Major annual events: Cinco de Maio, Black History Month, Career Transfer Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 55,440 books and 205 serials. 31 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Gilroy has a population of 35,000 and is located 77 miles south of San Francisco; served by buses and railroads. There are churches, a hospital, a library, and radio station. Gilroy has theatres, parks, civic organizations, and a public swimming pool for recreational activities; nearby are beaches and five state parks.

■ GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE S-10

1500 North Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA 91208-2894
Tel: (818)240-1000
Admissions: (818)551-5115
Fax: (818)549-9436
Web Site: http://www.glendale.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 119-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $5.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $226,457. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2158 per student. Total enrollment: 14,265. 5,313 applied, 52% were admitted. Full-time: 4,730 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 9,535 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 56 states and territories, 121 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 3% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 26% international, 42% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: CPT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4280 full-time, $150 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $680 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $170 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Armenian Student Association, Korean Christian Fellowship, Theatre Guild, International Student Association. Major annual events: ASGCC Honors and Awards Banquet, Transfer Day, graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Glendale Community College Library with 91,371 books, 41,808 microform titles, 312 serials, 1,893 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 534 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY K-4

536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
Tel: (415)442-7000
Free: 800-448-4968
Admissions: (415)442-7800
Fax: (415)442-7807
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ggu.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1901. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $16.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4423 per student. Total enrollment: 3,891. Faculty: 489 (30 full-time, 459 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Students come from 50 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 9% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 76% 25 or older. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at The San Francisco Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 3.2 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Tuition: $11,520 full-time, $1440 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: American Marketing Association, Korean Student Association, Japanese Student Association, Thai Student Association, Computing Society. Major annual events: International Cultural Celebration Day, welcome party, farewell party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Golden Gate University Library plus 1 other with 79,204 books, 442,800 microform titles, 3,335 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See San Francisco State University.

■ GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE T-10

PO Box 2748, 15744 Golden West St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2748
Tel: (714)892-7711
Web Site: http://www.gwc.cccd.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Coast Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 122-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $880,684. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $119,377. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1831 per student. Total enrollment: 13,091. Students come from 28 other countries, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters (summer session). Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: essay. Placement: ACT COMPASS recommended; ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5034 full-time, $152 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $778 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: College Transfer Day, Gold Rush Days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Golden West College Library plus 1 other with 95,000 books, 410 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $750,639. 680 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Huntington Beach is located in the northern coastal region of Orange County, which is 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The climate is moderate with a mean yearly temperature of 70 degrees. All major transportation facilities available. Eight miles of the finest, safest beach in California is located here. The city has three public golf courses and parks for recreational activities. This is one of the fastest growing cities in the west.

■ GROSSMONT COLLEGE V-12

8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
Tel: (619)644-7000
Admissions: (619)644-7188
Fax: (619)644-7922
Web Site: http://www.grossmont.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 135-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Total enrollment: 16,829. Students come from 52 other countries, 38% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/12. Notification: continuous until 8/12.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Lewis F. Smith Learning Resource Center with 105,000 books, 759 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

El Cajon is situated east of San Diego in a suburban community with a Mediterranean climate. Gillespie Airport and buses serve the area. The County Branch Library is located here; there are churches of all denominations. Employment is available through the California Department of Employment which is located on the Grossmont college campus. There are recreational facilities at both the beaches and in the nearby mountain area. Annual festivities include the "Mother Goose Parade."

■ HARTNELL COLLEGE M-5

156 Homestead Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901-1697
Tel: (831)755-6700
Admissions: (831)755-6711
Web Site: http://www.hartnell.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 50-acre small town campus with easy access to San Jose. Total enrollment: 10,074. Students come from 16 states and territories, 14 other countries. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Chicano Students Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma. Major annual events: College Night, Western Stage, Spring Conference Day. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Hartnell College Library plus 1 other with 70,000 books and 480 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $646,064. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 78,000. Salinas is the county seat of Monterey County, 106 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 101. Southern Pacific Railroad, Greyhound bus and United Airlines serve the area. The Santa Lucia Mountains are to the west of Salinas and the Gabilan foothills to the east. Agriculture is the chief factor of economy in Salinas with new industries designed to take advantage of the abundant harvest. The climate is comfortable, the average temperature being 57 degrees. Salinas has a great number of churches, YMCA, theatres, community concert association, Monterey County symphony, a variety of civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations. John Steinbeck was born here. Part-time employment opportunities for students available in nearby recreational areas, agriculture, industrial and commercial firms. The recreational facilities include nine municipal recreation centers, a municipal golf course, private country clubs, the Monterey Peninsula playland area, the famous white sandy beaches of Carmel, a 20-minute drive away, flying clubs, a ski club, and many hobby clubs. This is the location of the oldest and largest four-day California Rodeo.

■ HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE V-10

301 East 12th St.
Claremont, CA 91711-5994
Tel: (909)621-8000
Admissions: (909)621-8011
Fax: (909)621-8360
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hmc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of The Claremont Colleges Consortium. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1955. Setting: 33-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $179.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $21,095 per student. Total enrollment: 743. Faculty: 93 (79 full-time, 14 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 1,899 applied, 36% were admitted. 91% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. 38 National Merit Scholars, 27 valedictorians. Students come from 47 states and territories, 14 other countries, 57% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 2% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 1% 25 or older, 97% live on campus. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; physical sciences; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, double major, internships. Off campus study at other members of The Claremont Colleges, Swarthmore College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT Subject Test in Math 2C and second exam of choice (Math 1C is not accepted). Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $42,352 includes full-time tuition ($31,738), mandatory fees ($202), and college room and board ($10,412). College room only: $5282. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: Delta 'H' Outdoor Club, Etc. Players Drama Club, club sports, Jazz Orchestra, Society of Women Engineers. Major annual events: 5-Class Competition, Mudd Occasional Ball, Presentations and Projects Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 712 college housing spaces available; 695 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Honnold Library plus 1 other with 3.2 million books, 1.5 million microform titles, 16,308 serials, 10,040 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $645,035. 360 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-CONCORD J-5

5130 Commercial Circle
Concord, CA 94520
Tel: (925)288-5800
Fax: (925)288-5896
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: 5-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 639. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 524 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 115 students, 65% women, 35% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with an OPAC.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-FRESNO M-9

255 West Bullard Ave.
Fresno, CA 93704-1706
Tel: (559)438-4222
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 729. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 547 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 182 students, 61% women, 39% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with an OPAC.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-HAYWARD K-5

25500 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
Tel: (510)783-2100
Fax: (510)783-3287
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 864. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. Full-time: 637 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 227 students, 72% women, 28% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 6% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center (LRC) with an OPAC.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-RANCHO CORDOVA I-6

2910 Prospect Park Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6005
Tel: (916)638-1616
Fax: (916)853-8282
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: 1-acre suburban campus with easy access to Sacramento. Total enrollment:471. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 349 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 122 students, 70% women, 30% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 12% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with an OPAC.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-ROSEVILLE H-6

Seven Sierra Gate Plaza
Roseville, CA 95678
Tel: (916)789-8600
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 528. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 376 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 152 students, 61% women, 39% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, evening security guard. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with an OPAC.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-SALINAS M-5

1450 North Main St.
Salinas, CA 93906
Tel: (831)443-1700
Fax: (831)443-1050
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: small town campus with easy access to San Jose. Total enrollment: 414. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. Full-time: 329 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 85 students, 71% women, 29% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, evening security personnel. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with an OPAC.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-SAN FRANCISCO K-4

350 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-2206
Tel: (415)808-3000
Fax: (415)808-3003
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 389. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 273 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 116 students, 51% women, 49% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with an OPAC.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-SAN JOSE J-6

341 Great Mall Parkway
Milpitas, CA 95035
Tel: (408)934-4900
Fax: (408)934-7777
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: 5-acre small town campus with easy access to San Jose. Total enrollment:639. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 502 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 137 students, 66% women, 34% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 39% Hispanic, 11% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with an OPAC.

■ HEALD COLLEGE-STOCKTON J-6

1605 East March Ln.
Stockton, CA 95210
Tel: (209)473-5200
Fax: (209)477-2739
Web Site: http://www.heald.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Total enrollment: 530. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 398 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 132 students, 73% women, 27% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 4% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with an OPAC.

■ HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE I-6

1111 Howe Ave., No. 250
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: (916)929-9700
Free: 800-987-0110
Fax: (916)929-9703
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1992.

■ HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY K-4

3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
Tel: (510)436-1000
Free: 800-430-1321
Admissions: (510)436-1351
Fax: (510)436-1325
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hnu.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1868. Setting: 60-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $7.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4336 per student. Total enrollment: 1,093. Faculty: 140 (34 full-time, 106 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 278 applied, 64% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 465 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 221 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 14 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 26% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 51% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $22,470 full-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Latinos Unidos, Black Student Union, Biology Club, Hiking Club. Major annual events: CORE Festival, Founders' Day, Convocation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, electronically operated main gate. 326 college housing spaces available; 190 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Cushing Library with 111,243 books, 50,931 microform titles, 8,003 serials, 4,378 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $289,097. 86 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The College is located in the Oakland hills, overlooking San Francisco Bay and San Francisco itself. The campus is within 15-45 minutes of all the rich cultural, recreational, and sports activities of San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Easy day trips can be made to the wine country, beaches, ski areas and National Parks.

■ HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY R-6

2500 East Nutwood Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831-3138
Tel: (714)879-3901
Free: 800-762-1294
Fax: (714)526-0231
Web Site: http://www.hiu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 16-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $3.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5045 per student. Total enrollment: 1,136. Faculty: 211 (27 full-time, 184 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. Full-time: 646 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 211 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 25 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 8% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 50% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: family and consumer sciences; theology and religious vocations; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at California State University, Fullerton. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, rank in upper 50% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous until 7/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $24,000 includes full-time tuition ($17,700), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($6000). College room only: $3300. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $655 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Spring Banquet, Sadie Hawkins Day, Happy House. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. 400 college housing spaces available; 357 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Darling Library with 100,000 books, 500 serials, 600 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $217,865. 44 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University -Fullerton.

■ HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY C-1

1 Harpst St.
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Tel: (707)826-3011
Admissions: (707)826-6220
Fax: (707)826-6194
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.humboldt.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: 161-acre rural campus. Endowment: $10.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5531 per student. Total enrollment: 7,550. 6,319 applied, 58% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 5,899 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 630 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 24 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 3% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange, California State University System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student radio station, Student Environmental Action Coalition, youth educational services, Ballet Folklorico, International Student Union. Major annual events: homecoming, Arts and Music Festival, Film Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,350 college housing spaces available; 1,300 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. 585,386 books, 602,973 microform titles, 2,629 serials, 4,947 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.9 million. 778 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Arcata, population 19,300, is located on the north shore of Humboldt Bay in northwestern California with an unrestricted panorama of mountains, bay, dairy and farm lands, sand dunes, and the Pacific Ocean. It is eight miles north of Eureka, and 275 miles north of San Francisco. Industry includes lumbering, manufacturing of wood products, tourism and dairy products. Humboldt Bay region climate is moist, but stimulating, with no extremes of heat or cold. Summer and fall are considered particularly delightful seasons. Buses and airlines serve the area. The city has a library, churches and the usual service clubs. Recreational opportunities include river rafting, kayaking, backpacking, hunting, trout fishing in mountain streams, salmon fishing in Humboldt and Trinidad Bays, and deep sea fishing. There is an Azalea Reserve, three miles north.

■ HUMPHREYS COLLEGE J-6

6650 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207-3896
Tel: (209)478-0800
Fax: (209)478-8721
Web Site: http://www.humphreys.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1896. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 721. Students come from 3 states and territories, 4 other countries, 70% 25 or older, 6% live on campus. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: Business Club, Paralegal Club, Student Council, Collegiate Secretaries International. Major annual events: Hot Dog Day (quarterly BBQ), Annual Christmas Dinner, Students Versus Staff Softball. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Humphreys College Library plus 1 other with 20,500 books and 115 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $66,952. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of the Pacific.

■ IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE V-15

380 East Aten Rd.
PO Box 158
Imperial, CA 92251-0158
Tel: (760)352-8320
Web Site: http://www.imperial.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 160-acre rural campus. Endowment: $832,061. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2672 per student. Total enrollment: 7,413. Students come from 12 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 86% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Support Services Club, Pre-School Mothers, Care Club, Christian Club, Nursing Club. Major annual events: College and University Day, Career Fair, Life's a Beach. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: student patrols. College housing not available. Spencer Library with 55,875 books, 13,324 microform titles, 425 serials, 3,383 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $743,156. 235 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Imperial is in the southern desert area of California known as the Imperial Valley. It has a very dry climate. The Chocolate Mountains are separated from Imperial by a ribbon of sand dunes. Buses and airlines serve the area. The surrounding Imperial Valley is a large and abundant agricultural area. There are six small cities in surrounding area that provide additional employment opportunities. The annual midwinter fair and the Christmas Parade are here at Imperial.

■ INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY S-10

3200 Wilshire Blvd., No. 400
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1308
Tel: (213)381-3333
Fax: (213)383-9369
Web Site: http://www.ictcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 286. 121 applied, 30% were admitted. Full-time: 286 students, 27% women, 73% men. Students come from 4 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 11% black, 36% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 15% international, 94% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Advanced placement, independent study, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 2,000 books. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ INTERIOR DESIGNERS INSTITUTE T-10

1061 Camelback Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: (949)675-4451
Fax: (949)759-0667
Web Site: http://www.idi.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees.

■ INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY L-5

1650 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Tel: (408)556-9010
Admissions: (408)556-9027
Fax: (408)556-9016
Web Site: http://www.itu.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 160. Full-time: 28 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 12 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 5% black, 73% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 15% international, 66% 25 or older, 28% transferred in. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. ITU - Library plus 1 other with 1,200 books, 57 serials, and 25 audiovisual materials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE T-7

5500 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: (949)451-5100
Admissions: (949)451-5416
Fax: (949)559-3443
Web Site: http://www.ivc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Saddleback Community College District. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 10,511. 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Irvine Valley College Library with 24,000 books and 250 serials. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (ANAHEIM) T-10

525 North Muller St.
Anaheim, CA 92801-9938
Tel: (714)535-3700
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (LATHROP) G-9

16916 South Harlan Rd.
Lathrop, CA 95330
Tel: (209)858-0077
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (OXNARD) S-8

2051 Solar Dr., Ste. 150
Oxnard, CA 93036
Tel: (805)988-0143
Fax: (805)988-1813
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (RANCHO CORDOVA) I-6

10863 Gold Center Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6034
Tel: (916)851-3900
Free: 800-488-8466
Fax: (916)366-9225
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1954. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SAN BERNARDINO) S-11

630 East Brier Dr., Ste. 150
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
Tel: (909)889-3800
Admissions: (909)806-4600
Fax: (909)888-6970
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1987. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SAN DIEGO) W-12

9680 Granite Ridge Dr., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: (858)571-8500
Fax: (858)571-1277
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: suburban campus. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SYLMAR) S-9

12669 Encinitas Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342-3664
Tel: (818)364-5151
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (TORRANCE) T-10

20050 South Vermont Ave.
Torrance, CA 90502
Tel: (310)380-1555
Fax: (310)380-1557
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1987. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (WEST COVINA) Q-6

1530 West Cameron Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790-2711
Tel: (626)960-8681
Fax: (626)960-8681
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 4-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY G-6

100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817
Tel: (925)969-3300
Free: 800-696-JFKU
Admissions: (925)969-3330
Fax: (925)254-6964
Web Site: http://www.jfku.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $1.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3887 per student. Total enrollment: 1,653. 0% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 9% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 86% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters for law school. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of California, Berkeley, California State University, Hayward, Contra Costa College, Laney College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Robert M. Fisher Library plus 1 other with 96,366 books, 7,845 microform titles, 823 serials, 2,147 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Orinda, population 15,000, is located just east of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills. Oakland, 10 miles away, and San Francisco, 20 miles, are easily accessed. Climate is mild the year round, with the average temperature 65-70 degrees.

■ THE KING'S COLLEGE AND SEMINARY S-9

14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405-8040
Tel: (818)779-8040
Fax: (818)779-8241
Web Site: http://www.kingscollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $7200 full-time, $160 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $285 full-time, $35.

■ LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY T-11

45 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515
Tel: (951)785-2000
Free: 800-874-5587
Admissions: (909)785-2176
Fax: (951)785-2901
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lasierra.edu/

Description:

Independent Seventh-day Adventist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1922. Setting: 630-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $11.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. Total enrollment: 1,941. Faculty: 164 (88 full-time, 76 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,389 applied, 38% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 1,454 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 184 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 51 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 9% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 14% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Loma Linda University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Seventh-day Adventists.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,507 includes full-time tuition ($19,908), mandatory fees ($726), and college room and board ($5873). Part-time tuition: $553 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association of LSU, Korean Student Association, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), Ole Club, Black Student Association. Major annual events: Christmas Candlelight Concert, Festival of Nations, La Sierra Live Weekends. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 850 college housing spaces available; 771 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. University Library plus 1 other with 251,632 books, 353,000 microform titles, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $968,236. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California Riverside.

■ LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN U-7

2222 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1136
Tel: (949)376-6000
Free: 800-255-0762
Fax: (949)376-6009
Web Site: http://www.lagunacollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 9-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $411,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6512 per student. Total enrollment: 310. 245 applied, 88% were admitted. 15 National Merit Scholars, 5 class presidents, 12 valedictorians, 31 student government officers. Full-time: 310 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 42% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 2% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 22% 25 or older. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Art College Exchange, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.5 high school GPA. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 2/2. Notification: 5/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Major annual event: Student Juried Art Exhibition. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Ruth Salyer Library plus 1 other with 16,000 books, 30 microform titles, 100 serials, 8 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $85,000. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-8

One College Dr.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-4524
Tel: (530)541-4660
Fax: (530)541-7852
Web Site: http://www.ltcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1975. Setting: 164-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4350 per student. Total enrollment: 3,700. 71% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Council, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Foreign Language Club, Art Club, Performing Arts League. Major annual events: AIDS Awareness Day, Club Day, Multicultural Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Lake Tahoe Community College Library with 38,950 books, 382 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $307,421. 135 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LANEY COLLEGE K-4

900 Fallon St.
Oakland, CA 94607-4893
Tel: (510)834-5740
Admissions: (510)466-7365
Web Site: http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Peralta Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $68,724. Total enrollment: 13,463. Full-time: 2,424 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 11,039 students, 58% women, 42% men. 57% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: La Raza Club, African Student Union, Vision Christian Society, Asian/Pacific Islander Club, Vietnamese Student Club. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Black History Month, Multicultural Day. College housing not available. Laney Library with 78,054 books and 209 serials. 30 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Oakland is the fourth largest city in the state. Located on the mainland side of San Francisco Bay; adjoined on the north by Berkeley; on the south by Alameda and San Leandro. Climate is mild and the average temperature is 65.9 degrees. All modes of transportation are available; the Oakland Airport is a 12-minute drive. Oakland has all the advantages of a large metropolitan area, being a part of the San Francisco Bay Area. Numerous churches, museums, libraries, hospitals, service groups, and organizations are in the city. Oakland has many tourist attractions and recreational facilities. Lake Merritt, a 160-acre body of salt water, is the only tidal lake in the heart of any American city. There are parks, golf courses, swimming pools within a short distance.

■ LAS POSITAS COLLEGE K-5

3033 Collier Canyon Rd.
Livermore, CA 94551-7650
Tel: (925)373-5800
Admissions: (925)373-4942
Fax: (925)443-0742
Web Site: http://www.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1988. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to Oakland and San Francisco. Total enrollment: 8,044. 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available.

■ LASSEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT E-7

Hwy. 139
PO Box 3000
Susanville, CA 96130
Tel: (530)257-6181
Fax: (530)257-8964
Web Site: http://www.lassencollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Students come from 12 states and territories, 3 other countries, 58% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Northeastern California Higher Education Council.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Lassen Student Union. Major annual events: Career Day, Vocational Olympics, Skunk Days. Student services: legal services, health clinic. Option: coed housing available. Lassen College Library with 15,000 books and 100 serials. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LIFE PACIFIC COLLEGE V-9

1100 Covina Blvd.
San Dimas, CA 91773-3298
Tel: (909)599-5433; 877-886-5433
Fax: (909)599-6690
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lifepacific.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 9-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $2.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4654 per student. Total enrollment: 528. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 102 applied, 87% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 38% from top half. Full-time: 403 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 125 students, 35% women, 65% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 2 other countries, 48% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 6% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 17% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, Christian testimony, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $15,100 includes full-time tuition ($9750), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($5000). Part-time tuition: $325 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: tutoring, chorale. Major annual events: Spring/Fall Retreats, Honors Banquet, Junior/Senior Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, part-time security personnel. 320 college housing spaces available; 248 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Life Pacific College Alumni Library with 40,022 books, 513 microform titles, 1,954 serials, 1,563 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $203,806. 46 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Dimas is a suburban community approximately 45 minutes from Los Angeles, located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

■ LINCOLN UNIVERSITY K-4

401 15th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (510)628-8010
Fax: (510)628-8026
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lincolnuca.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 147. Full-time: 30 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 21 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 10 other countries, 52% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Tuition: $7320 full-time, $305 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Lincoln Library with 17,532 books and 642 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY Q-10

Loma Linda, CA 92350
Tel: (909)558-1000
Fax: (909)558-4577
Web Site: http://www.llu.edu/

Description:

Independent Seventh-day Adventist, upper-level, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (associate degree and nursing students may enter at the sophomore level). Founded 1905. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $176 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $31.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $27,243 per student. Total enrollment: 3,906. Faculty: 150 (106 full-time, 44 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. Full-time: 798 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 321 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 28 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 6% black, 21% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 52% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 22% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. ESL program, independent study, distance learning, internships. Off campus study.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $23,280 full-time, $485 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1290 full-time, $430 per term part-time. College room only: $2370.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: Students for International Mission Services, Students Computing Organization. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Del E. Webb Memorial Library with 322,657 books, 1,394 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million.

Community Environment:

Loma Linda is located 56 miles east of Los Angeles, between Redlands, San Bernardino, and Riverside. The climate is pleasant and mild. Loma Linda is a medical center that has three hospitals, including the 515-bed University Medical Center and the 500-bed Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital. Pacific ocean beaches, ski slopes, and lakes for boating and water skiing are all within a one-hour drive. Part-time and full-time work is available.

■ LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE T-10

4901 East Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1780
Tel: (562)938-4353
Admissions: (562)938-4130
Web Site: http://www.lbcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 40-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $266,890. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2154 per student. Total enrollment: 26,296. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. Full-time: 9,580 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 16,716 students, 56% women, 44% men. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 37% Hispanic, 14% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 54% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3840 full-time, $160 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $692 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $34 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: American Criminal Justice Association, AGS Scholarship Organization, American Association of Future Firefighters, Vietnamese Club, Network Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Sing, Mini-Grand Prix. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Long Beach City College Library plus 1 other with 151,367 books, 176,896 microform titles, 471 serials, 3,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE S-10

855 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029-3590
Tel: (323)953-4000
Fax: (323)953-4294
Web Site: http://www.lacc.cc.ca.us/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 42-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 25,000. Students come from 52 states and territories, 43% Hispanic, 12% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 62% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international applicants or optics, radiological technology programs. Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/5. Notification: continuous until 9/5.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 150,000 books and 150 serials. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Los Angeles

■ LOS ANGELES COUNTY COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH S-10

1237 North Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Tel: (323)226-4911
Fax: (323)226-6427
Web Site: http://www.ladhs.org/lacusc/lacnah/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1895. Total enrollment: 281. Calendar: semesters.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE T-9

1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744-2397
Tel: (310)233-4000
Admissions: (310)233-4091
Fax: (310)233-4223
Web Site: http://www.lahc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 9,469. 1,970 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,311 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 7,158 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 43% Hispanic, 15% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: essay, high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/3.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Abilities Unlimited, Students in Free Enterprise, Association of Future Firefighters. Major annual events: graduation, Christmas Show, homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Harbor College Library with 82,790 books, 302 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Harbor College service area encompasses a multicultural population of 369,907 persons who live in the communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Carson, Gardena, Lomita, Harbor City, and on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and parts of South Los Angeles. A business, industrial, shipping and civic center of the Port of Los Angeles, Wilmington is located in the heart of the Southern California oil refining district. Points of interest are Marineland, the Queen Mary, Ports O' Call Village, and a Korean Liberty Bell, all within easy driving distance.

■ LOS ANGELES MISSION COLLEGE S-9

13356 Eldridge Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342-3245
Tel: (818)364-7600
Admissions: (818)364-7766
Web Site: http://www.lamission.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 22-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $890 per student. Total enrollment: 7,617. Students come from 8 other countries, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous until 9/25.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Los Angeles Mission College with 40,000 books, 450 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $70,000. 103 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE S-8

6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91371-0001
Tel: (818)710-4123
Admissions: (818)719-6448
Fax: (818)710-9844
Web Site: http://www.lapc.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 425-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 16,255. 26,070 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 2 states and territories, 48 other countries, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, honors programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Club Latino United for Education, United African-American Student Association, Hillel Club, Filipino Club. Major annual events: Club Day, Job Fair, University Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Pierce College Library plus 1 other with 106,122 books and 395 serials. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Woodland Hills is a suburban area of Los Angeles with a subtropical climate, and known as a beautiful residential area. Buses serve the area. The community has a library, hospital, churches, and civic and service organizations. Nearby are shopping centers, theatres, and a public park with a swimming pool. The Pacific Ocean is within easy driving distance. Part-time employment is available.

■ LOS ANGELES SOUTHWEST COLLEGE S-10

1600 West Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047-4810
Tel: (323)241-5225
Admissions: (323)241-5279
Web Site: http://www.lasc.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 69-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $321,616. Total enrollment: 6,000. Students come from 20 states and territories, 4 other countries, 63% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/9. Notification: continuous until 9/9.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 60,000 books, 600 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $329,727. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Los Angeles.

■ LOS ANGELES TRADE-TECHNICAL COLLEGE S-10

400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90015-4108
Tel: (213)744-9500
Admissions: (213)763-5301
Fax: (213)748-7334
Web Site: http://www.lattc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 25-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 13,194. Full-time: 4,160 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 9,034 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 20 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 47% Hispanic, 35% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/7.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 98,000 books and 367 serials. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Los Angeles.

■ LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE S-9

5800 Fulton Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401-4096
Tel: (818)947-2600
Admissions: (818)947-2353
Fax: (818)947-2610
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lavc.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 105-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $120,000. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $583,057. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3177 per student. Total enrollment: 18,761. Full-time: 5,021 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 13,740 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 43 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 43% 25 or older, 27% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: graduation, Dean's Reception. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Los Angeles Valley Library with 124,000 books, 7,300 microform titles, 400 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $777,729. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LOS MEDANOS COLLEGE F-6

2700 East Leland Rd.
Pittsburg, CA 94565-5197
Tel: (925)439-2181
Fax: (925)439-8797
Web Site: http://www.losmedanos.net/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $70,348. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1873 per student. Total enrollment: 7,152. Students come from 3 states and territories, 15 other countries,0.2% from out-of-state, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/29. Notification: continuous until 8/29.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Christian Fellowship Club, Student Nurses Association, La Raza Club. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 15,439 books and 205 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $926,689. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY S-10

One LMU Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Tel: (310)338-2700
Free: 800-LMU-INFO
Admissions: (310)338-2750
Fax: (310)338-2797
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lmu.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 128-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $252.6 million. Total enrollment: 8,855. 7,075 applied, 60% were admitted. 50% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 5,375 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 346 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 32 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 7% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $38,212 includes full-time tuition ($27,710) and college room and board ($10,502). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 56% of eligible men and 48% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: service clubs, Student Government and Activity Board, community service opportunities, student media opportunities, clubs and organizations. Major annual events: special games for handicapped children, Cinco de Mayo, ASLMU Formal Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,897 college housing spaces available; 2,670 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Charles von der Ahe Library plus 1 other with 495,920 books, 1.6 million microform titles, 10,057 serials, 40,234 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9.8 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Los Angeles.

■ MARIC COLLEGE (ANAHEIM) T-10

1360 South Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Tel: (714)758-1500
Free: 800-206-0095
Fax: (714)758-1220
Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1989.

■ MARIC COLLEGE (NORTH HOLLYWOOD) S-10

6180 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. 101
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Tel: (818)763-2563
Free: 800-404-9729
Fax: (818)763-1623
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1982.

■ MARIC COLLEGE (PANORAMA CITY) S-9

14355 Roscoe Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
Tel: (818)672-8907
Free: 800-206-0095
Fax: (818)672-8919
Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1996.

■ MARIC COLLEGE (SACRAMENTO) I-6

4330 Watt Ave., Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA 95821
Tel: (916)649-8168
Free: 800-955-8168
Fax: (916)649-8344
Web Site: http://www.californiacollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 360. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: CPAt. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ MARIC COLLEGE (SALIDA) H-10

5172 Kiernan Ct.
Salida, CA 95368
Tel: (209)571-8777
Admissions: (209)543-7000
Fax: (209)571-9836
Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 289. 16 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 289 students, 94% women, 6% men. 0% Native American, 38% Hispanic, 13% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: moderately difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ MARIC COLLEGE (SAN DIEGO) W-12

3666 Kearny Villa Rd., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92123-1995
Tel: (858)279-4000
Free: 800-400-8232
Admissions: (858)654-3624
Fax: (858)279-4885
Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (also includes Vista campus). Founded 1976. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 298. Full-time: 298 students, 90% women, 10% men. 4% Native American, 40% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MARYMOUNT COLLEGE, PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA S-3

30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Tel: (310)377-5501
Fax: (310)377-6223
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.marymountpv.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 26-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 790. 1,051 applied, 75% were admitted. 6 class presidents, 42 student government officers. Full-time: 683 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 107 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 40 other countries, 20% 25 or older, 48% live on campus. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Socratic Circle, Hawaii Club, Ski Club, African-American Student Union, MOVE (Marymount Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences). Major annual events: Spring Formal, Art Attack, Fun Flicks. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. College Library plus 1 other with 42,104 books, 150,000 microform titles, 328 serials, 400 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE MASTER'S COLLEGE AND SEMINARY S-9

21726 Placerita Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91321-1200
Tel: (661)259-3540
Free: 800-568-6248
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.masters.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1927. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $5.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6741 per student. Total enrollment: 1,537. Faculty: 159 (76 full-time, 83 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 654 applied, 29% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 957 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 182 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 19 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 16% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.50 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/22 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $25,850 includes full-time tuition ($19,230) and college room and board ($6620). College room only: $3660. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $805 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: college chorale, Summer Missions, intramurals, church ministries, Drama Club. Major annual events: Missions Conference, College View Weekend, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing designed to accommodate 805 students; 868 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Powell Library plus 1 other with 215,649 books, 30,689 microform titles, 10,652 serials, 7,271 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 57 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MENDOCINO COLLEGE G-3

1000 Hensley Creek Rd.
Ukiah, CA 95482-0300
Tel: (707)468-3000
Admissions: (707)468-3103
Fax: (707)468-3430
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mendocino.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 127-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 5,400. 459 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 16 states and territories, 4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 65% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended; CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, security patrols 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. College housing not available. Lowery Library with 27,441 books and 275 serials. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MENLO COLLEGE E-15

1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027-4301
Tel: (650)688-3753
Free: 800-556-3656
Admissions: (650)543-3910
Fax: (650)617-2395
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.menlo.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 45-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $7.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3196. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3421 per student. Total enrollment: 769. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 753 applied, 69% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 669 students, 39% women, 61% men. Part-time: 100 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 34 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 9% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 17% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $34,050 includes full-time tuition ($24,300), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($9600). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1000 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $75. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, Residence Hall Association, French Club, media network, Hawaiian Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Luau, Spring Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 423 college housing spaces available; 360 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Bowman Library with 64,700 books, 295 microform titles, 175 serials, 785 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $427,864. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This is a residential community 30 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose. The climate is moderate. The Southern Pacific Railroad, and Pacific Greyhound Bus serve the area with San Francisco International Airport 16 miles north. Activities are planned for all ages at the recreation center and many parks and playgrounds.

■ MERCED COLLEGE L-8

3600 M St.
Merced, CA 95348-2898
Tel: (209)384-6000
Admissions: (209)384-6188
Fax: (209)384-6339
Web Site: http://www.mccd.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 168-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $65,602. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2065 per student. Total enrollment: 8,200. 421 applied. Students come from 30 states and territories, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at several local community colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs or international students. Options: Common Application, early admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Lesher Library with 35,000 books and 400 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $666,963. 400 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Merced is a rural, suburban area with a dry temperate climate. All forms of transportation serve the area. The community has a library, churches, theatres, a symphony, two general hospitals and all national service clubs. Merced is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and near Yosemite National Park, which provides recreational facilities for camping, hiking, fishing, and skiing, the major winter sport. Job opportunities are good during the summer.

■ MERRITT COLLEGE K-4

12500 Campus Dr.
Oakland, CA 94619-3196
Tel: (510)531-4911
Admissions: (510)466-7365
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.merritt.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Peralta Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 130-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $34,939. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1076 per student. Total enrollment: 7,984. 40% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 1,195 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 6,789 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 12 other countries, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 47% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Holy Names College; Mills College; University of California, Berkeley.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/28. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. College housing not available. Merritt College Library with 80,000 books and 200 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Laney College.

■ MILLS COLLEGE K-4

5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613-1000
Tel: (510)430-2255
Free: 800-87-MILLS
Admissions: (510)430-2135
Fax: (510)430-3314
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mills.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1852. Setting: 135-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $177.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,862 per student. Total enrollment: 1,372. Faculty: 184 (90 full-time, 94 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 783 applied, 77% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 849 students, 100% women. Part-time: 32 students, 100% women. Students come from 35 states and territories, 6 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 8% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 25% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of California, Berkeley, California State University, Hayward, Sonoma State University, 9 other California colleges, American University, Agnes Scott College, Barnard College, Fisk University, Hollins College, Howard University, Manhattanville College, Mount Holyoke College, Simmons College, Spelman College, Swarthmore College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 3 recommendations, essay or graded paper, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 3/30, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $39,870 includes full-time tuition ($27,750), mandatory fees ($2240), and college room and board ($9880). College room only: $5150. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $4630 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: class organizations, MECHA, ASA (Asian Sisterhood Alliance), Mills Environmental Organization, BWC (Black Women's Collective). Major annual events: Commencement, Colloquium, Health Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 409 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. F. W. Olin Library plus 1 other with 254,351 books, 28,324 microform titles, 13,211 serials, 7,640 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 267 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Laney College.

■ MIRACOSTA COLLEGE U-11

One Barnard Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
Tel: (760)757-2121; 888-201-8480
Admissions: (760)795-6627
Fax: (760)795-6609
Web Site: http://www.miracosta.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1934. Setting: 131-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Endowment: $894,495. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $189,200. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2451 per student. Total enrollment: 10,252. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Students come from 37 states and territories, 44 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 33% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4800 full-time, $160 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $804 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: African-American Student Alliance, Spanish Club, Cultural Exchange Program, Phi Theta Kappa, Friends of EOPS. Major annual events: Career Day Fair, Christmas Angel Exchange, Cinco de Mayo. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, trained security personnel during class hours. College housing not available. MiraCosta College Library with 113,810 books, 128,890 microform titles, 272 serials, 5,340 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $942,502. 753 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MISSION COLLEGE L-5

3000 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
Tel: (408)988-2200
Admissions: (408)855-5195
Web Site: http://www.missioncollege.org/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: 167-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Total enrollment: 10,500. Full-time: 4,000 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 6,500 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 18 other countries,0.3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 8% black, 52% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 60% 25 or older,0.5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Placement: SAT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 43,456 books and 323 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $900,000. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE K-7

435 College Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
Tel: (209)575-6498
Admissions: (209)575-6470
Web Site: http://www.mjc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Yosemite Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 229-acre urban campus. Endowment: $817,811. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $134,554. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2373 per student. Total enrollment: 18,240. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 40:1. 11,385 applied, 100% were admitted. 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3840 full-time, $160 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $664 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $40 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Young Farmers, Red Nations, Psychology Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma, MECHA. Major annual events: Transfer Day/College Night, Job Fair, Club Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Modesto Junior College Library with 69,865 books, 5,600 microform titles, 4,161 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 95 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Modesto is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and is the access point for the Sonora Pass vacationland in the Stanislaus National Forest, Mother Lode Country and the Big Oak Flat route to Yosemite. Modesto is the county seat of Stanislaus County. Churches of all denominations, a library, hospitals, plus the usual businesses make up the City of Modesto. There are 20 parks, playgrounds, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools for recreational facilities plus areas where there is boating, fishing, hunting and skiing. Part-time employment is available.

■ MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE M-5

980 Fremont St.
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
Tel: (831)646-4000
Admissions: (831)646-4007
Fax: (831)655-2627
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mpc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 87-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 14,074. Students come from 29 states and territories, 47 other countries. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nonresident aliens. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Monterey Peninsula College Library with 52,000 books, 137,300 microform titles, 281 serials, 2,623 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Monterey Peninsula's population is approximately 150,000 including the cities of Carmel, Carmel Valley, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Seaside. Monterey is a good two hour drive south of San Francisco on Highway 1. Airlines and buses serve the area. The climate is pleasing; average summer temperature is 60 and winter average is 51 degrees. This is the home of the Bach Festival, Golf Tournaments, Sports Car Races, the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals, and the County Fair. Artists, photographers, and writers enjoy Monterey for its beautiful scenery and good weather. Little theatre groups, music groups, art council and symphony guilds make up the cultural atmosphere of the city. Monterey Peninsula is a popular playground with several golf courses, facilities for fishing, boating, hunting and tennis. There are twelve championship golf courses in the area.

■ MOORPARK COLLEGE T-4

7075 Campus Rd.
Moorpark, CA 93021-1695
Tel: (805)378-1400
Admissions: (805)378-1406
Web Site: http://www.moorpark.cc.ca.us/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Ventura County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 121-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 15,266. 2,000 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 45 states and territories, 50 other countries, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 2% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 42% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, exotic animal training programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Major annual event: Multicultural Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 50,000 books and 100 serials. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California Lutheran University.

■ MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE S-10

12001 Chalon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
Tel: (310)954-4000
Free: 800-999-9893
Admissions: (310)954-4252
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msmc.la.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 71-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $49.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3097 per student. Total enrollment: 2,480. Faculty: 299 (74 full-time, 225 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,035 applied, 85% were admitted. Full-time: 1,470 students, 97% women, 3% men. Part-time: 510 students, 87% women, 13% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 44% Hispanic, 10% black, 21% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 28% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; social sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, Sisters of Saint Joseph College Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,897 includes full-time tuition ($23,380), mandatory fees ($770), and college room and board ($8747). Part-time tuition: $900 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 29 open to all; national sororities, local sororities; 6% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Latinas Unidas, student government, Pi Theta Mu, Kappa Delta Chi, Student Ambassadors. Major annual event: Mary's Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 728 college housing spaces available; 682 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Charles Williard Coe Memorial Library with 140,000 books, 4,760 microform titles, 750 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE W-8

1100 North Grand Ave.
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
Tel: (909)594-5611
Free: 800-672-2463
Web Site: http://www.mtsac.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 421-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 27,195. Full-time: 8,567 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 18,628 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 0.5% Native American, 44% Hispanic, 6% black, 24% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4248 full-time, $177 per term part-time. Mandatory fees: $672 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $24 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Muslim Student Association, student government, Asian Student Association, Kasama-Filipino Student Organization. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Asian Awareness Week, Join-a-Club. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Learning Resources Center with 64,291 books, 20,857 microform titles, 753 serials, 6,494 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MT. SAN JACINTO COLLEGE S-12

1499 North State St.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-2399
Tel: (909)487-6752
Fax: (909)654-6738
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msjc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 180-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Endowment: $2 million. Total enrollment: 12,592. Students come from 11 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 60% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Citrus College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: part-time trained security personnel. College housing not available. Milo P. Johnson Library plus 1 other with 28,000 books and 330 serials. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MT. SIERRA COLLEGE P-6

101 East Huntington Dr.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Tel: (626)873-2144; 888-828-8800.
Admissions: (626)873-2100
Fax: (626)359-5528
Web Site: http://www.mtsierra.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9000 per student. Total enrollment: 1,100. 380 applied, 73% were admitted. 2 class presidents, 15 student government officers. Full-time: 1,085 students, 30% women, 70% men. Part-time: 15 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 26% Hispanic, 5% black, 26% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: 10/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Mt. Sierra College Learning Resource Center with 6,000 books, 5,000 serials, and 100 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $50,000. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MTI COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY I-6

5221 Madison Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
Tel: (916)339-1500
Fax: (916)339-0305
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mticollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Total enrollment: 600. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: MTI Assessment.

■ MUSICIANS INSTITUTE S-10

1655 North McCadden Place
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: (323)462-1384
Free: 800-255-PLAY
Fax: (323)462-6978
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mi.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1976. Total enrollment: 650.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $16,800 full-time, $280 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time, $100 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE I-4

2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy.
Napa, CA 94558-6236
Tel: (707)253-3000
Fax: (707)253-3064
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.napavalley.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 188-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 6,908. 2,000 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,909 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 4,999 students, 62% women, 38% men. 1% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 8% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3624 full-time, $151 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $648 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $12 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Hispano-Americano Club, African-American Club, Environmental Action Coalition, International Student Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Black History Month, Cinco de Mayo, Native American Pow Wow. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Napa Valley College Library plus 1 other with 42,000 books, 250 serials, and an OPAC. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 63,000. The town of Napa, in the southern wine district, is the center of a fruit and nut raising region as well as the southeastern entrance to the Redwood Empire. Located in the Napa Valley area, there are numerous wineries, most of which are open to the public for tours. The climate is delightful. Buses and trains serve the area. Napa has churches of all denominations, hospitals, clinics, and libraries. Recreation includes parks, picnic grounds, swimming pools, and golf courses.

■ THE NATIONAL HISPANIC UNIVERSITY L-5

14271 Story Rd.
San Jose, CA 95127-3823
Tel: (408)254-6900
Web Site: http://www.nhu.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $88,901. Total enrollment: 469. 179 applied, 82% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 176 students, 32% women, 68% men. Part-time: 117 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 6 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 84% Hispanic, 1% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 40% 25 or older. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at California State University, Hayward, San Jose City College, Lincoln University, San Jose State University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Recommended: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Teatro De Los Pobres, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Las Posadas, Summer Family Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. University Library with 10,000 books and 40 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $85,845. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND OCEANEERING T-9

272 South Fries Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744-6399
Tel: (310)834-2501
Free: 800-432-DIVE
Fax: (310)834-7132
Web Site: http://www.coo.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,000 per student. Total enrollment: 272. 598 applied, 59% were admitted. Students come from 52 states and territories, 5 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, double major, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at San Pedro/Wilmington Skills Center.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, physical examination. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Graduation, cook-outs, Thanksgiving Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 3 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

■ NATIONAL UNIVERSITY W-12

11255 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
Tel: (619)563-7100
Free: 800-NAT-UNIV
Admissions: (858)628-8648
Fax: (619)563-7299
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $243.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $889,600. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2948 per student. Total enrollment: 26,035. Faculty: 2,701 (199 full-time, 2,502 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. Full-time: 1,631 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 4,890 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 64 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 12% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 82% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; psychology. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $8352 full-time, $1044 per course part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Central Library with 226,049 books, 253,052 microform titles, 2,794 serials, 5,539 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. 2,253 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NEW COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA K-4

50 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-5206
Tel: (415)437-3460; 888-437-3460
Fax: (415)626-5171
Web Site: http://www.newcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,133. Full-time: 611 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 7 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 5 other countries,0.5% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 50% 25 or older, 19% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $12,642 full-time, $550 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $100 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: trained security personnel. College housing not available. New College Library plus 2 others with 24,000 books and 50 serials. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NEWSCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN W-12

1249 F St.
San Diego, CA 92101-6634
Tel: (619)235-4100
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.newschoolarch.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,620 per student. Total enrollment: 198. 2 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4 students, 100% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 15% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 25% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 65% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 25% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 8/30 for nonresidents, 7/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: American Institute of Architects Student Chapter. Major annual events: National American Institute of Architects Convention, Sweatshirt Design Competition, Catalog Design Competition. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Newschool of Arts Foundation Library with 7,500 books, 50 serials, and 250 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $40,000. 14 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTHROP RICE AVIATION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY R-4

1155 West Arbor Vitae St., Ste. 115
Inglewood, CA 90301-2904
Tel: (310)568-8541
Fax: (310)568-8542
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nrait.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1942.

■ NORTHWESTERN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY K-5

117 Fourier Ave.
Fremont, CA 94539-7482
Tel: (510)657-5913
Admissions: (510)657-0256
Fax: (510)657-8975
Web Site: http://www.npu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1984. Setting: 2-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Total enrollment:351. 7 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 62 students, 35% women, 65% men. Part-time: 55 students, 38% women, 62% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 10 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 33% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 61% international, 63% 25 or older, 12% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: trimesters. ESL program, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Application deadline: 9/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Tuition: $6600 full-time, $275 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $140 full-time, $70 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: NPU Student Association, Table Tennis Club, IEEE Student Chapter, Softball Club. Major annual events: Halloween party, dance party, picnic. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 35 college housing spaces available; 8 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. NPU Library plus 1 other with 12,000 books, 100 microform titles, 200 serials, 200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $750,000. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE I-6

1825 Bell St., No. 100
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: (916)649-2400; (866)649-2400
Fax: (916)649-8649
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ntcollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1995.

■ NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY I-4

1500 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002-1908
Tel: (650)508-3500
Free: 800-263-0545
Admissions: (650)508-3600
Fax: (650)508-3660
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ndnu.edu

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $10.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,545 per student. Total enrollment: 1,588. Faculty: 143 (50 full-time, 93 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 642 applied, 96% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 631 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 259 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 17 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 5% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 41% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 62% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; public administration and social services; liberal arts/general studies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Trinity College (DC), Emmanuel College (MA). Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, audition is required for music programs, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $34,230 includes full-time tuition ($23,650), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($10,380). College room only: $7000. Part-time tuition: $545 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Students of Notre Dame de Namur University, BizCom, Social Action Club, Alianza Latina, Hawaiian Club. Major annual events: International Reception, Hawaiian Luau, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 520 college housing spaces available; 440 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. College of Notre Dame Library with 24,169 microform titles, 726 serials, 8,314 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $568,320. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 27,000, Belmont is located 25 miles south of San Francisco, and has the advantages of a suburban location. The climate is ideal. The average high is 69.5 degrees, the low 47 degrees and the average rainfall is 19.8 inches. It is on the main line of Southern Pacific Railroad and San Francisco International Airport is 12 miles away. Students attending Notre Dame are close enough to San Francisco to enjoy all the cultural and recreational benefits such as major drama, music, and opera productions, films, rock group performances, and professional and collegiate sports. The beaches of the Pacific Ocean are 12 miles away. Two hours to the north is the wine country, and a few hours' drive east are the historic gold country, Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevada Range with famous facilities for skiing and other winter sports.

■ OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE S-10

1600 Campus Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
Tel: (323)259-2500
Free: 800-825-5262
Admissions: (323)259-2700
Fax: (323)341-4875
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.oxy.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 120-acre urban campus. Endowment: $279.8 million. Total enrollment: 1,839. Faculty: 215 (148 full-time, 67 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 5,114 applied, 41% were admitted. 60% from top 10% of their high school class, 86% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 27 class presidents, 23 valedictorians, 92 student government officers. Full-time: 1,794 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 25 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 25 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 6% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 1% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; visual and performing arts; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at California Institute of Technology, Art Center College of Design, Morehouse College, Spelman College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army(c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/10, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $42,686 includes full-time tuition ($32,800), mandatory fees ($844), and college room and board ($9042). College room only: $4972. Part-time tuition: $1387 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 104 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Asian-Pacific Islander Alliance, community service, Inter-Faith Student Council, Black Student Alliance, MECHA/ALAS. Major annual events: spring concert, Da Getaway, homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, lighted pathways and sidewalks; whistle alert program. College housing designed to accommodate 1,300 students; 1,350 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Mary Norton Clapp Library plus 2 others with 497,161 books, 413,190 microform titles, 903 serials, 17,408 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Los Angeles

■ OHLONE COLLEGE K-5

43600 Mission Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539-5884
Tel: (510)659-6000
Admissions: (510)659-6108
Web Site: http://www.ohlone.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 530-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 11,500. Students come from 54 states and territories, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Contra Costa Community College District, Chabot College, members of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy assistant, interpreter preparation programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Ohlone College Library with 65,000 books and 410 serials. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Fremont area is one of the faster growing areas of California. Mild climate is enjoyed in this city located on the San Francisco Bay. Fremont is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and Palo Alto, and enjoys the cultural advantages of those cities. Beaches are nearby for swimming, boating and fishing. There are numerous golf courses and parks for recreational facilities. Shopping facilities are good.

■ ORANGE COAST COLLEGE T-10

2701 Fairview Rd., PO Box 5005
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005
Tel: (714)432-0202
Admissions: (714)432-5788
Fax: (714)432-5072
Web Site: http://www.orangecoastcollege.com/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Coast Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $5.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $104,225. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1752 per student. Total enrollment: 24,350. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 10,671 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 13,679 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 76 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 2% black, 24% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 34% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer session. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Golden West College, Coastline Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $152 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $26 per unit part-time, $28 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 55 open to all. Most popular organizations: Vietnamese Student Association, International Club, Adventurist Souls, Muslim Student Association. Major annual events: Club Rush, Senior Day, Coast Days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Norman E. Watson Library with 84,447 books, 8,276 microform titles, 420 serials, 2,510 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $702,946. 1,515 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Costa Mesa, three miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and Highway 101-A, is at the edge of Newport Beach. The city has a moderate climate - mild winters, and cool summer breezes from the ocean. Orange County's economy is derived from defense manufacture, electronics, light industry, housing, business, agriculture, and tourism. The campus is located within 15 minutes of the Orange County Performing Arts Center; Irvine Industrial Center (home of many high-tech industries); South Coast Plaza (one of the nation's largest shopping malls); and the University of California at Irvine (a major educational and research institution). The Los Angeles Museum, Pasadena Art Gallery, and the Griffith Park Observatory and planetarium are 50 miles away. The mountains and the desert are an easy two-hour drive. Recreational activities locally are boating, fishing, and all forms of water sports to be found on its beaches, canals, and waterways. Part-time employment is available.

■ OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN S-10

9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-9785
Tel: (310)665-6800
Free: 800-527-OTIS
Admissions: (310)665-6820
Fax: (310)665-6805
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.otis.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,098. Faculty: 277 (51 full-time, 226 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 829 applied, 62% were admitted. Full-time: 1,020 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 20 students, 50% women, 50% men. 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 3% black, 28% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 18% 25 or older, 16% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; architecture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at The Consortium of East Coast Art Schools. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requiremen

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $26,996 full-time, $900 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $550 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, international students organization, Otis Students in Service (OASIS), Literary Magazine Club, Campus Crusade. Major annual events: Otis Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show, senior exhibitions, Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Milliard Sheets Library with 42,000 books, 150 serials, 2,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 220 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ OXNARD COLLEGE S-8

4000 South Rose Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93033-6699
Tel: (805)986-5800
Admissions: (805)986-5843
Fax: (805)986-5806
Web Site: http://www.oxnard.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Ventura County Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1975. Setting: 119-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 7,233. 1,367 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 10 states and territories, 30 other countries, 1% Native American, 61% Hispanic, 5% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Oxnard College Library with 31,500 books, 107 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 116 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The city of Oxnard has a population of approximately 128,000 people, and is located on the Gold Coast of California, situated about 45 miles south of Santa Barbara and 60 miles north of Los Angeles. The climate has been described as Mediterranean. Oxnard has seven miles of shoreline with wide, uncrowded beaches. It is a paradise for people who love to boat, surf and sport-fish. There are many museums and points of historical interest. Some of the major annual events include the California Strawberry Festival in May, Fiestas Patrias Celebration in September, and the Parade of Lights in December.

■ PACIFIC OAKS COLLEGE S-10

5 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103
Tel: (626)397-1300
Free: 800-684-0900
Admissions: (626)397-4945
Fax: (626)397-1317
Web Site: http://www.pacificoaks.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1945. Setting: 2-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $7.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $236,517. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9523 per student. Total enrollment: 863. Full-time: 14 students, 93% women, 7% men. Part-time: 194 students, 95% women, 5% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 19% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 35% Hispanic, 13% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 91% 25 or older, 21% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters summer sessions and 2 intensive sessions. Independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Four College Consortium.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Tuition: $16,320 full-time, $680 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latina/o Support Group, Student Empowerment Group, Teacher Education Student Association, Marriage, Family Therapy Student Association. College housing not available. Andrew Norman Library with 32,580 books, 87 serials, 184 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $188,124. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California Institute of Technology.

■ PACIFIC STATES UNIVERSITY S-10

1516 South Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Tel: (323)731-2383; 888-200-0383
Fax: (323)731-7276
Web Site: http://www.psuca.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 68. Faculty: 16 (4 full-time, 12 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 50 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 44 students, 18% women, 82% men. 10% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 100% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 100% 25 or older. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. ESL program, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/21. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $8400 full-time, $195 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: patrols by trained security personnel during campus hours. College housing not available. University Library plus 1 other with 15,000 books, 108 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $15,000. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PACIFIC UNION COLLEGE I-4

One Angwin Ave.
Angwin, CA 94508-9707
Tel: (707)965-6311
Free: 800-862-7080
Admissions: (707)965-6425
Fax: (707)965-6390
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.puc.edu/

Description:

Independent Seventh-day Adventist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 200-acre rural campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $15.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6833 per student. Total enrollment: 1,518. Faculty: 99 (80 full-time, 19 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,174 applied, 29% were admitted. Full-time: 1,370 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 146 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 18 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 3% black, 23% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 12% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; education; mathematics. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: ACT, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,555 includes full-time tuition ($18,990), mandatory fees ($135), and college room and board ($5430). College room only: $3312. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $550 per quarter hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $45 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Business Club, Asian Student Association, Korean Adventist Student Association, Black Student Forum. Major annual events: Fall Festival, All College Get Acquainted Party, talent show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,130 college housing spaces available; 1,088 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. W. E. Nelson Memorial Library with 173,839 books, 124,432 microform titles, 812 serials, 56,323 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $827,224. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This is a rural un-incorporated area on Howell Mountain, an extinct volcano, 80 miles from San Francisco. The climate is not extreme, although it is not unusual to have as much as 60 inches of rain in the winter. Bus service is available in St. Helena; railroads and airlines serve the San Francisco Bay area. Freeways are nearby. A hospital is located five miles from Angwin. Employment is available for students.

■ PALO VERDE COLLEGE T-17

One College Dr.
Blythe, CA 92225-9561
Tel: (760)921-5500
Admissions: (760)921-5409
Fax: (760)921-5590
Web Site: http://www.paloverde.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 10-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,648. 300 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 3 other countries, 2% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 9% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 88% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $4248 full-time, $177 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $624 fulltime, $26 per unit parttime.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Extended Opportunity Program and Services Club, Associated Student Body. Major annual events: 5th of May Celebration, Thanksgiving Lunch, Graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, security personnel during open hours. College housing not available. Palo Verde College Library with 21,457 books and 165 serials. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Blythe, in the Palo Verde Valley, is on Interstate 10, 225 miles east of Los Angeles and 165 miles west of Phoenix. The climate is dry and temperate. It is an agricultural region with year-round farming. Greyhound Bus serves the area. There is a public library, 30 churches, a hospital, 2 clinics and the usual civic organizations. Recreation includes hunting, boating, and fishing on the Colorado River. There are good part-time employment opportunities.

■ PALOMAR COLLEGE V-3

1140 West Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
Tel: (760)744-1150
Fax: (760)744-2932
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.palomar.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 156-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Total enrollment: 28,597. 5,569 applied, 100% were admitted. 1% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 3% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organization: Bible clubs. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Palomar Library with 108,000 books, an OPAC, and a Web page. 922 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PASADENA CITY COLLEGE S-10

1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2041
Tel: (626)585-7123
Admissions: (626)585-7805
Fax: (626)585-7915
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pasadena.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 55-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2040 per student. Total enrollment: 29,189. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Students come from 15 states and territories, 1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 6% black, 30% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 42% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some nonresident aliens. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5000 full-time, $160 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time, $26 per unit parttime.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, cadet patrols. College housing not available. Pasadena City College Library plus 1 other with 120,000 books, 350 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California Institute of Technology.

■ PATTEN UNIVERSITY K-4

2433 Coolidge Ave.
Oakland, CA 94601-2699
Tel: (510)261-8500
Fax: (510)534-8564
Web Site: http://www.patten.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 5-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $274,588. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3304 per student. Total enrollment: 559. 67 applied, 58% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 52% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars, 5 class presidents, 1 valedictorian, 6 student government officers. Full-time: 207 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 239 students, 18% women, 82% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 59% 25 or older, 15% live on campus. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/31. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Patten College Chorus, Patten Symphonette. Major annual events: Patten Christmas Party, Campus Day, Graduation Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Patten Library with 35,000 books, 250 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $124,610. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Oakland Bay Area is beautiful and there is easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley, and the Regional Park System. There is a variety of cultural, sporting, religious, and recreational activities available.

■ PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY Q-2

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90263
Tel: (310)506-4000
Admissions: (310)506-4392
Fax: (310)506-4861
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pepperdine.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1937. Setting: 830-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $475.8 million. Total enrollment: 7,685. Faculty: 726 (400 full-time, 326 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 7,307 applied, 28% were admitted. 43% from top 10% of their high school class, 76% from top quarter, 96% from top half. Full-time: 2,740 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 458 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 61 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 8% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 2% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $42,240 includes full-time tuition ($32,620), mandatory fees ($120), and college room and board ($9500). Part-time tuition: $1010 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Black Student Union, International Club, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Songfest, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, front gate security, 24-hour security in residence halls, controlled access, crime prevention programs. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Payson Library plus 2 others with 315,078 books, 258,343 microform titles, 3,182 serials, 5,044 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 292 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California -Los Angeles.

■ PIMA MEDICAL INSTITUTE W-12

780 Bay Blvd., Ste. 101
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Tel: (619)425-3200; 888-898-9048
Fax: (619)425-3450
Web Site: http://www.pmi.edu

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Vocational Training Institutes, Inc. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 447. 53 applied, 85% were admitted. Full-time: 447 students, 79% women, 21% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% transferred in. Core. Calendar: modular. Co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ PITZER COLLEGE V-10

1050 North Mills Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
Tel: (909)621-8000
Free: 800-748-9371
Admissions: (909)621-8129
Fax: (909)621-8770
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pitzer.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of The Claremont Colleges Consortium. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 35-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $52.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $319,673. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $19,158 per student. Total enrollment: 963. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 3,251 applied, 39% were admitted. 45% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 911 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 52 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 10 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 5% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 7% 25 or older, 73% live on campus. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; psychology; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at The Claremont Colleges, Colby College, Haverford College, Spelman College, Morehouse College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force(c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $41,644 includes full-time tuition ($29,520), mandatory fees ($3492), and college room and board ($8632). College room only: $5402. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $3690 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, The Other Side, Without A Box, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Kohoutek Festival, Senior Celebration, Groove at the Grove. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 634 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Honnold Library plus 3 others with 2 million books, 1.1 million microform titles, 6,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PLATT COLLEGE (CERRITOS) Z-5

10900 East 183rd St., Ste. 290
Cerritos, CA 90703-5342
Tel: (562)809-5100
Free: 800-807-5288
Fax: (562)809-7100
Web Site: http://www.platt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1879. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 320. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: Wonderlic aptitude test. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ PLATT COLLEGE-LOS ANGELES, INC Q-5

1000 South Fremont A9W
Alhambra, CA 91803
Tel: (323)258-8050
Fax: (323)258-8532
Web Site: http://www.plattcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1987. Setting: suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4044 per student. Total enrollment: 179. 122 applied, 73% were admitted. Students come from 18 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 46% Hispanic, 9% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: interview, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latin American Designers, Graphic Designers Mobilized for the Environment, Multimedia Club. Major annual events: Career Day, Symposium, graduation. Campus security: parking lot security. College housing not available. Platt College Library with 808 books, 20 serials, and 70 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $27,000. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PLATT COLLEGE (NEWPORT BEACH) T-10

3901 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: (949)833-2300; 888-866-6697
Web Site: http://www.plattcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1985. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4419 per student. Total enrollment: 270. 50 applied, 80% were admitted. Full-time: 270 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 5 other countries. Core. Calendar: continuous. Accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Career Day, Career Symposium, student art exhibit. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Platt Library with 1,100 books, 15 serials, and 100 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $35,525. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PLATT COLLEGE (ONTARIO) Q-8

3700 Inland Empire Blvd., Ste. 400
Ontario, CA 91764
Tel: (909)941-9410; 888-866-6697
Fax: (909)989-8974
Web Site: http://www.plattcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 385. Full-time: 385 students, 46% women, 54% men. 1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 15% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 49% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, interview, CPAt. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Main Library-Platt College with 2,800 books, 12 serials, and 35 audiovisual materials. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PLATT COLLEGE SAN DIEGO W-12

6250 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115-3919
Tel: (619)265-0107; (866)752-8826
Fax: (619)265-8655
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.platt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1879. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4220 per student. Total enrollment: 253. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 253 students, 24% women, 76% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 6% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 70% 25 or older. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $17,226 full-time. Mandatory fees: $110 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, video camera. College housing not available.

■ POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY W-12

3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
Tel: (619)849-2200
Free: 800-733-7770
Admissions: (619)849-2273
Fax: (619)849-2579
Web Site: http://www.ptloma.edu/

Description:

Independent Nazarene, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1902. Setting: 88-acre suburban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $472,971. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6883 per student. Total enrollment: 3,445. Faculty: 338 (139 full-time, 199 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,857 applied, 65% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 21 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,282 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 78 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 15 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University, Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $29,310 includes full-time tuition ($21,620), mandatory fees ($530), and college room and board ($7160).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Chi Delta Psi, Psi Omega Theta, SNAPL (nurses association), Chi Beta Sigma. Major annual events: homecoming, Christmas Messiah Concert. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,637 college housing spaces available; 1,613 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ryan Library with 152,377 books, 125,582 microform titles, 25,505 serials, 15,198 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $937,147. 196 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Diego is an area of matchless climate and spectacular scenery. Resident institutions provide ample resources in research, culture, entertainment, and recreation. They involve the University of California, San Diego; San Diego State University; University of San Diego; San Diego Symphony; San Diego Opera; Scripps Institute of Oceanography; Palomar Observatory; and Balboa Park with its world famous Zoo, Natural History Museum, Fine Arts Gallery, Old Globe Theatre, Museum of Man, Photographic Arts Museum, Aerospace Museum, Starlight Opera, and Reuben H. Fleet Space Theatre and Museum. Los Angeles is two and one-half hours driving time to the north and Mexico thirty minutes to the south. The Laguna Mountains are to the east.

■ POMONA COLLEGE V-10

333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
Tel: (909)621-8000
Admissions: (909)621-8134
Fax: (909)621-8403
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pomona.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of The Claremont Colleges Consortium. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 140-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $1.3 billion. Total enrollment: 1,532. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 5,054 applied, 19% were admitted. 88% from top 10% of their high school class, 98% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 72 National Merit Scholars, 12 class presidents, 32 valedictorians, 59 student government officers. Full-time: 1,532 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 31 other countries, 63% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 6% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 97% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at other members of The Claremont Colleges, Swarthmore College, Colby College, Smith College, Spelman College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT Subject Tests. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, portfolio or tapes for art and performing arts programs. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/2, 11/1 for early decision plan 1, 12/28 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/10, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $40,774 includes full-time tuition ($29,650), mandatory fees ($273), and college room and board ($10,851). Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 280 open to all; local fraternities; 3% of men are members. Most popular organizations: student government, music/choral organizations, service organizations, intramural sports. Major annual events: Harwood Halloween Costume Party, Ski/Beach Day, Semester-End 'Death by Chocolate' Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,387 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Honnold Library plus 3 others with an OPAC and a Web page. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PORTERVILLE COLLEGE O-8

100 East College Ave.
Porterville, CA 93257-6058
Tel: (559)791-2200
Admissions: (559)791-2222
Fax: (559)791-2349
Web Site: http://www.pc.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kern Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 60-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.3 million. Total enrollment: 5,024. 3,586 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 4 other countries, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. College housing not available. Porterville College Library/Media Center with 31,557 books, 297 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $404,219. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 30,000, Porterville is located in southeastern Tulare County and is in a vast olive, grape, peach, walnut, cotton, and citrus growing area. The annual rainfall is 11.47 inches with an annual mean temperature of 62.8 degrees. Bus transportation is available to the airports and rail stations. The community has many churches, a library, auditorium, a community concert and theatre series each year, and an excellent shopping center with several new shopping centers in outlying areas. Recreational activities include fishing, camping, hunting in season, golf, boating, tennis, and skiing. Porterville is a 1 1/2 hour drive from Sequoia National Park; 2 1/2 hours from Kings Canyon National Park; and 3 hours from Yosemite National Park. Employment opportunities are good.

■ PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS CAREER COLLEGE U-12

PO Box 892319
Temecula, CA 92589
Tel: (909)693-2963
Free: 800-877-4380
Admissions: (951)693-2963
Fax: (909)693-2863
Web Site: http://www.golfcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 318. 40 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 50 states and territories, 13 other countries, 75% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 26% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 4 recommendations.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Tuition: $14,370 full-time. Mandatory fees: $475 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. College room only: $2525. Room charges vary according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. 78 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Professional Golfers Career College with 2,291 books, 45 serials, 115 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $24,325. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY COLLEGE K-5

PO Box 3908
Mission San Jose, CA 94539-0391
Tel: (510)657-2468
Fax: (510)657-1734
Web Site: http://www.msjdominicans.org/college.html

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1930. Setting: 37-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Jose. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3600 per student. Total enrollment: 195. 2 applied, 100% were admitted. 100% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Major annual events: Christmas Boutique, Dominican Sisters Assemblies, Retreat. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Karcher Library with 24,937 books, 150 serials, 502 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $18,731. 7 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ REEDLEY COLLEGE M-9

995 North Reed Ave.
Reedley, CA 93654-2099
Tel: (559)638-3641
Admissions: (559)638-0323
Web Site: http://www.reedleycollege.com/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State Center Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 350-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 11,305. 1,224 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,556 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 6,749 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 39% 25 or older. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT recommended; CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: on-campus police department. Option: coed housing available. Reedley College Library with 36,000 books, 8,400 microform titles, 217 serials, 50 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 303 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 15,200. Reedley is in a rural area southeast of Fresno with a temperate climate. The rich farmlands around Reedley produce a diversity of crops, including citrus fruits, plums, peaches, grapes, tomatoes, celery and walnuts. The community has 19 packing houses, two wineries, and a sawmill. There are a number of churches, a public library and a hospital. Part-time employment is available. Reedley is near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks which provide recreational activities. Major civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations are part of the town.

■ REMINGTON COLLEGE-SAN DIEGO CAMPUS W-12

123 Camino de la Reina
North Bldg., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (619)686-8600
Free: 800-214-7001
Fax: (619)686-8684
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Founded 1995. Setting: 2-acre campus. Total enrollment: 250. 114 applied, 53% were admitted.

■ RIO HONDO COLLEGE R-5

3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601-1699
Tel: (562)692-0921
Fax: (562)692-9318
Web Site: http://www.rh.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 128-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 15,000. Students come from 5 states and territories, 40 other countries, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/10. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 94,143 books, 479 serials, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Small ex-urban community, 23 miles from downtown Los Angeles. District population of approximately 350,000. Small business and manufacturing predominate.

■ RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT T-11

4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506-1299
Tel: (909)222-8000
Admissions: (951)222-8600
Fax: (909)222-8037
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 30,390. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,081 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 8,701 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 21,689 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 60 other countries, 1% Native American, 35% Hispanic, 14% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 40% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force(c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some programs. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6090 full-time, $203 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $820 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $20 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Marching Tigers Band, Wind Ensemble, Student Nurses Organization, Gospel Singers, Alpha Gamma Sigma. Major annual events: Homecoming, graduation, Job Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Digital Library Learning Resource Center with 101,243 books, 15,317 microform titles, 911 serials, 5,417 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California Riverside.

■ SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE I-6

3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
Tel: (916)558-2111
Admissions: (916)558-2438
Fax: (916)558-2190
Web Site: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 60-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 21,890. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 25% from top half. Students come from 35 states and territories, 2% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 13% black, 24% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at University of California, Davis; California State University, Sacramento. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: BOSS, African Student Alliance, Asian Pacific Club, MECHA, SMEC. Major annual events: Welcome Back Day, Peoples' Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Sacramento City College Library with 68,462 books, 415 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $995,408. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE T-8

28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
Tel: (949)582-4500
Admissions: (949)582-4340
Fax: (949)347-8315
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.saddleback.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles and San Diego. Total enrollment: 18,351. Students come from 37 states and territories, 23 other countries, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 2% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 52% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Irvine Valley College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Nonresident tuition: $178 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $26 per unit part-time, $14 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. James B. Utt Memorial Library with 109,000 books and 132 serials. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mission Viejo is largely a residential community located in the rolling hills midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. This is one of Orange County's fast growing areas, with a dry temperate climate. Good shopping facilities are available with most major department stores represented. Buses serve the area and Orange County Airport is only a short drive away. Beach resorts are located nearby for all water sports. The mountains are approximately a two-hour drive and ski slopes abound in the Big Bear area.

■ SAGE COLLEGE R-10

12125 Day St., Bldg. L
Moreno Valley, CA 92557-6720
Tel: (951)781-2727
Fax: (951)781-0570
Web Site: http://www.sagecollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1973.

■ SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA G-5

1928 Saint Mary's Rd.
Moraga, CA 94575
Tel: (925)631-4000
Free: 800-800-4SMC
Admissions: (925)631-4224
Fax: (925)376-7193
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: 420-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $135.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $19,885 per student. Total enrollment: 4,432. Faculty: 547 (213 full-time, 334 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 3,381 applied, 85% were admitted. Full-time: 2,514 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 777 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 29 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 7% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 3% 25 or older, 63% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; social sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the January Interim Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force(c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/30 for early action. Notification: continuous until 3/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $37,290 includes full-time tuition ($27,130), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($10,010). College room only: $5590. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3392 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 42 open to all. Most popular organizations: LASA-Latin American Student Association, Student Alumni Association, Black Student Union, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Asian Pacific America Student Association. Major annual events: Saint Mary's Day Off, Welcome Back Dance, Oasis. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,557 college housing spaces available; 1,554 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. St. Albert Hall with 111,068 books, 484,760 microform titles, 13,012 serials, 5,377 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE SALVATION ARMY COLLEGE FOR OFFICER TRAINING AT CRESTMONT S-3

30840 Hawthorne Blvd.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Tel: (310)377-0481
Admissions: (310)544-6442
Fax: (310)265-6565
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.crestmont.edu/

Description:

Independent religious, 2-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with The Salvation Army. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1878. Setting: 44-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $85.5 million. Total enrollment: 27. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 1:1. 21 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 27 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 1 other country, 67% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 7% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 100% 25 or older, 100% live on campus. Retention: 98% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: 8/20. Preference given to members of the Salvation Army.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $10,600 includes full-time tuition ($1500), mandatory fees ($850), and college room and board ($8250).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Major annual event: performing arts production. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 60 college housing spaces available; 33 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. The Salvation Army Elfman Memorial Library with 35,700 books, 125 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $194,700. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAMUEL MERRITT COLLEGE K-4

370 Hawthorne Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609-3108
Tel: (510)869-6511
Free: 800-607-MERRITT
Admissions: (510)869-6610
Fax: (510)869-6525
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (bachelor's degree offered jointly with Saint Mary's College of California). Founded 1909. Setting: 1-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $22.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,249 per student. Total enrollment: 1,080. Faculty: 157 (64 full-time, 93 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. Full-time: 304 students, 91% women, 9% men. Part-time: 59 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 5% black, 30% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Saint Mary's College of California. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $29,220 full-time, $1214 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $356 full-time, $356 per year part-time. College room only: $5903.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Multicultural Group, California Nursing Students Association, Student Body Association. Major annual events: Convocation, Opening Barbecue, Diversity Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour controlled access. 91 college housing spaces available; 18 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. John A. Graziano Memorial Library plus 1 other with 33,000 books, 60 serials, and 1,522 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $540,592. 48 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY COLLEGE S-11

701 South Mt Vernon Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92410-2748
Tel: (909)384-4400
Admissions: (909)384-4401
Web Site: http://www.valleycollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Bernardino Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded1926. Setting: 82-acre campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 1,540. Students come from 2 states and territories, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Placement: CGP required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/29.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. 122,802 books and 657 serials. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University - San Bernardino.

■ SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE V-12

2100 Greenfield Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92019-1157
Tel: (619)441-2200
Free: 800-676-2242
Fax: (619)440-0209
Web Site: http://www.sdcc.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 55-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Endowment: $398,365. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5348 per student. Total enrollment: 553. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 493 applied, 72% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 67% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 457 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 54 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 7 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 7% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 24% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; family and consumer sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.75 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,522 includes full-time tuition ($16,476), mandatory fees ($866), and college room and board ($7180). Part-time tuition: $570 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Senate, Missions Club, Aviators Club, Women of Influence, Hope Ministries. Major annual events: Homecoming, Bible Conference, International Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 206 college housing spaces available; 195 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Christian Heritage College Library with 75,001 books, 7,400 serials, 918 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $213,115. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is two miles from the center of El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego. The location of the college affords short travel distances to nearby mountain, desert and beach resorts.

■ SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE W-12

1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
Tel: (619)388-3400
Admissions: (619)388-3474
Fax: (619)388-3063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sdcity.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Diego Community College District System. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1914. Setting: 56-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 14,591. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 35:1. 1% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 14% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 63% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at San Diego State University. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4800 full-time, $186 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $806 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $13 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Association of United Latin American Students, MECHA, Afrikan Student Union, Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: World Cultures Day I, World Cultures Day II, Entrepreneurs' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. San Diego City College Library with 73,000 books, 337 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $428,270. 121 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See San Diego State University.

■ SAN DIEGO GOLF ACADEMY U-12

1910 Shadowridge Dr., Ste. 111
Vista, CA 92083
Tel: (760)734-1208
Free: 800-342-7342
Admissions: (760)414-1501
Fax: (760)734-1642
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sdgagolf.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Total enrollment: 600. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE W-12

7250 Mesa College Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
Tel: (619)388-2600
Admissions: (619)388-2689
Fax: (619)388-2968
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sandiegomesacollege.net/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Diego Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 104-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 21,198. 1,678 applied, 100% were admitted. 1% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 6% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 39 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Black Students Association, MECHA, Gay and Lesbian Student Group, Vietnamese Student Association. Major annual events: Festival of Colors, Job Fair, Club Rush/Back to School Reception. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 84,353 books and 657 serials. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Diego lies along and around one of the world's ten most beautiful, protected, natural harbors. Known as a winter playground, it has 19 miles of beautiful beaches and a very special "sea-washed, air-conditioned" climate, with the average maximum temperature of 70.8 degrees and a minimum of 55.4 degrees. The population is 1,200,900, with a greater metropolitan area population of 2,166,200. The Santa Fe Railroad, and numerous bus and airlines serve the area. The city is a manufacturing and shipping center with its main industries being fishing, fish packing, and the construction of aircraft parts, missiles, and boats. The county is also the country's largest producer of avocados. San Diego has a public library with 30 branches, nine general hospitals, churches, museums, and galleries. There are numerous golf courses, all aquatic sports, hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, skiing and other snow sports. This is the home of the San Diego Chargers, the professional football team, and also the San Diego Padres, the professional baseball team.

■ SAN DIEGO MIRAMAR COLLEGE W-12

10440 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126-2999
Tel: (619)388-7800
Admissions: (619)388-7844
Fax: (619)388-7801
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.miramar.sdccd.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Diego Community College District System. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 8,080. 1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 6% black, 20% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 47% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4492 full-time, $186 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $652 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Science Club, International Club, Parent Student Advisory Board, Filipino-American Student Union, Mira-mar-U. S. Tennis Association. Major annual events: Majors Fair, Health Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Miramar College Library with 19,301 books, 95,586 microform titles, 135 serials, 901 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $317,458. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY W-12

5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
Tel: (619)594-5200
Admissions: (619)594-6336
Web Site: http://www.sdsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1897. Setting: 300-acre urban campus. Endowment: $86.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $39.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6994 per student. Total enrollment: 32,936. Faculty: 1,618 (915 full-time, 703 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 33,334 applied, 47% were admitted. Full-time: 21,630 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 5,223 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 125 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 4% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 17% 25 or older, 11% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2.5 GPA for non-California residents, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3155 full-time, $1033 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room and board: $9849. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 190 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: American Marketing Association, Associated Students, Student Accounting Society, Residence Hall Association, MECHA. Major annual events: Associated Students Fiesta, Homecoming, Chocolate Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 3,059 college housing spaces available; 3,048 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Malcolm A. Love Library with 1.3 million books, 4.3 million microform titles, 8,245 serials, 12,616 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.7 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Diego lies along and around one of the world's ten most beautiful protected natural harbors and has a very special "sea-washed, air-conditioned climate." The maximum average temperature of 70.8 degrees and a minimum of 55.4 degrees make the climate very special. The population of San Diego is 1,200,900 with a greater metropolitan area population of 2,166,200. The Santa Fe Railroad, buses, and a number of major airlines serve the area. The city is a manufacturing and shipping center, with its main industries being tourism, agriculture, and defense. The county is the country's largest producer of avocados. It has a public library with 30 branches, nine general hospitals, numerous museums, galleries, and churches. Residents and visitors will find many golf courses, all aquatic sports, hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, fishing and hunting, and skiing and other snow sports nearby. This area is home of the San Diego Chargers professional football team, and the San Diego Padres professional baseball team. Known as a winter playground, it has 19 miles of Pacific Ocean shores with beautiful beaches.

■ SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE K-4

800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel: (415)771-7020
Free: 800-345-SFAI
Admissions: (415)749-4580
Web Site: http://www.sfai.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1871. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Endowment: $8.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,955 per student. Total enrollment: 595. Faculty: 146 (14 full-time, 132 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 196 applied, 88% were admitted. Full-time: 319 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 65 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 16 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 2% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 35% 25 or older, 23% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design; Akademic Vytvarnych Umenr, Prague, Czech Republic; Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel; Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England; Ecole Nationale Supericure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France; Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland; Gerritt-Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Holland; Valand School of Fine Arts, Goteborg, Sweden. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Tuition: $27,400 full-time, $1175 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $15. College room only: $6540.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: Student Senate. Major annual events: Commencement, Spring Art Exhibition, Roy G. Biv Ball. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, security cameras. 41 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Anne Bremer Memorial Library with 35,500 books, 210 serials, 121,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See San Francisco State University.

■ SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC K-4

1201 Ortega St.
San Francisco, CA 94122-4411
Tel: (415)564-8086
Admissions: (415)759-3431
Fax: (415)759-3499
Web Site: http://www.sfcm.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1917. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Endowment: $30.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,150 per student. Total enrollment: 287. 116 applied, 63% were admitted. 43% from top quarter of their high school class, 71% from top half. Students come from 28 states and territories, 16 other countries, 49% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 20% international, 11% 25 or older. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, audition, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: 4/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Major annual events: Sing It Yourself Messiah, End of Year Picnic, Fall Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Conservatory Library with 36,821 books, 80 serials, 14,614 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $205,900. 7 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

See San Francisco State University.

■ SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY K-4

1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
Tel: (415)338-1100
Web Site: http://www.sfsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1899. Setting: 90-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4582 per student. Total enrollment: 28,950. Faculty: 1,725 (865 full-time, 860 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 22,219 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 17,917 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 5,157 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 113 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 6% black, 31% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 22% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at The San Francisco Consortium, 18 other institutions of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,540 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3370 full-time. College room and board: $9124. College room only: $5900.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: African Student Union, Asian Student Union, Laraza Student Organization, Filipino Collegial Endeavor, Sigma Sigma Sigma. Major annual events: Activities Fair, Crafts Fair, Healthy Lifestyles Fair. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. J. Paul Leonard Library plus 2 others with 780,230 books, 2.2 million microform titles, 5,679 serials, 72,245 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8.2 million. 1,474 computers available on campus for general student use. A campus-wide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Francisco is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the United States. It is the financial center of the west, and an important industrial city. A great port, it serves as the terminus for Trans-Pacific and coastwise steamship lines and airlines. The city is located on hills at the end of a narrow peninsula with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the San Francisco Bay on the other. The annual temperature averages 57 degrees. San Francisco Bay is the largest landlocked harbor in the world, and is the home of the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. All modes of transportation serve the area. A large civic center includes the city hall, public library, civic auditorium, state building, federal office building, health center, opera house and war memorial building. The opera house is the only municipally owned opera house in America. Job opportunities vary considerably but are available. San Francisco has 438 churches, 52 public parks, and 100 theaters. Recreational facilities are numerous for all water sports, hiking, and fishing. Mountain resort areas are approximately a three hour drive. Famous Chinatown is located here, as is the picturesque Fisherman's Wharf.

■ SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE J-6

5151 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207-6370
Tel: (209)954-5151
Admissions: (209)954-5635
Fax: (209)954-5600
Web Site: http://www.deltacollege.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 165-acre urban campus with easy access to Sacramento. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3500 per student. Total enrollment: 18,525. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 33:1. 20,530 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 15 states and territories, 1% Native American, 27% Hispanic, 9% black, 20% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 40% 25 or older. Retention: 25% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except special admit programs, i.e., nursing. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5250 full-time, $175 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Fashion Club, International Club, Badminton Club. Major annual events: Diversity Events, Fashion Show, Cinco de Mayo. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Goleman Library plus 1 other with 92,398 books, 605 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of the Pacific.

■ SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY COLLEGE N-8

8400 West Mineral King Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291
Tel: (559)651-2500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sjvc.edu

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,352. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 3,471 applied, 97% were admitted. Full-time: 3,351 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 1 student, 100% men. 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 8% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, minimum X high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $11,475 full-time, $348 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Body, Students in Free Enterprise, American Medical Technologists. Major annual events: Student Appreciation Day, March of Dimes Fundraiser, graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, full-time security personnel. College housing not available. SJVC Visalia Campus Library with 4,720 books, 53 serials, and 125 audiovisual materials. 740 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE L-5

2100 Moorpark Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128-2799
Tel: (408)298-2181
Admissions: (408)288-3707
Web Site: http://www.sjcc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Jose/Evergreen Community College District System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 58-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 9,819. Students come from 33 other countries, 1% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 7% black, 34% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic. College housing not available. San Jose City College Library with 54,075 books and 345 serials. 48 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See San Jose State University.

■ SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY L-5

One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Tel: (408)924-1000
Admissions: (408)283-7500
Fax: (408)924-2050
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sjsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: 104-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 29,975. 16,893 applied, 65% were admitted. Full-time: 16,950 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 5,783 students, 52% women, 48% men. 0% from out-of-state,0.4% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 5% black, 38% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 27% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other institutions of the California State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3292 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $8718. College room only: $5412. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 175 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Major annual events: International Food Bazaar, Welcome Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library plus 1 other with an OPAC and a Web page.

Community Environment:

Population 686,178. 15th largest city in U.S. Located in the Santa Clara Valley, known worldwide as"Silicon Valley". 50 miles south of San Francisco, and 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Mount Hamilton Range rises to 4,209 feet on the east, and the Santa Cruz Range provides the western view. San Jose was the first capital of California. Recreational facilities are numerous, including Alum Rock Park, six miles away which includes a museum, picnic grounds, active mineral springs, a large swimming pool, mineral baths, and several miles of marked trails. Mountain resort areas are within easy driving distance for the major winter sports. Points of interest are Lick Observatory on the summit of Mount Hamilton, Rosicrucian Egyptian Temple, Oriental Museum, Winchester Mystery House.

■ SANTA ANA COLLEGE T-10

1530 West 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
Tel: (714)564-6000
Web Site: http://www.sac.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: 58-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 22,189. Students come from 50 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 63% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/21.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Students of Diverse Cultures, Students United for Better Education, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Puente. Major annual events: International Festival, Club Rush, Cinco de Mayo. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. McNeally Library with 99,473 books, 99,473 microform titles, and 7,690 audiovisual materials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE S-7

721 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
Tel: (805)965-0581
Fax: (805)963-SBCC
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sbcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 65-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2689 per student. Total enrollment: 15,740. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 29:1. 2,768 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6,488 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 9,252 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 59 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 25% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/26. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5310 full-time, $151 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $831 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $51 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: MECHA, International-Cultural Exchange Club, Geology Club, Computer Club, Future Teachers Club. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Arts and Crafts Fair, College Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Eli Luria Library with 121,622 books, 82,962 microform titles, 3,325 serials, 9,230 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $909,121. 1,465 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California Santa Barbara.

■ SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY L-5

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Tel: (408)554-4000
Admissions: (408)554-4700
Fax: (408)554-5255
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.scu.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and posing master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1851. Setting: 104-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Endowment: $509.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,987 per student. Total enrollment: 8,097. Faculty: 746 (447 full-time, 299 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 8,904 applied, 61% were admitted. 40% from top 10% of their high school class, 72% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 40 valedictorians, 149 student government officers. Full-time: 4,525 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 113 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 11 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 3% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 3% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; engineering. Core. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 4/1, 12/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $38,931 includes full-time tuition ($28,899) and college room and board ($10,032). Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $925 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 86 open to all. Most popular organizations: Community Action Program, Associated Students, Activities Programming Board, Multicultural Programming Board, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Bronco Blowout, Global Village, Star Search. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,159 college housing spaces available; 2,075 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Orradre Library plus 1 other with 1.2 million books, 1.7 million microform titles, 8,795 serials, 14,605 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.9 million. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Santa Clara is known as the"Mission City." It has an ideal climate, with a mean temperature of 71 degrees. Buses, trains and airlines serve the area. Community facilities include churches, a community symphony orchestra and an art gallery. Santa Clara is in the heart of"Silicon Valley," a dynamic center of high technology and progressive businesses. There are numerous part-time work opportunities. Recreational facilities include miles of beaches within a 30-minute drive of the university. San Francisco is 50 miles to the north.

■ SANTA MONICA COLLEGE Q-3

1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
Tel: (310)434-4000
Admissions: (310)434-4880
Web Site: http://www.smc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 40-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $4.6 million. Total enrollment: 24,497. 6,393 applied. Full-time: 8,902 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 15,595 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 101 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 10% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 14% international, 25% 25 or older, 56% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semester plus optional winter and summer terms. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT COMPASS, ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/30. Notification: continuous until 8/30.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Nonresident tuition: $171 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $26 per unit part-time, $27 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Club Latino United for Education, African Student Union, Gay and Lesbian Union, Alpha Gamma Sigma, International Speakers Club. Major annual events: Transfer College Fair, Club Row, International Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Santa Monica College Library with 101,317 books, 77,458 microform titles, 389 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A residential city and beach resort, Santa Monica is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The temperature averages 64.2 degrees. All forms of major transportation serve the area. Excellent shopping facilities are in the city. Part-time employment is available. Beach area includes Ocean Park, Malibu Beach, and Will Rogers State Beach, providing recreational activities in addition to the city facilities for outdoor sports.

■ SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE I-4

1501 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
Tel: (707)527-4011
Admissions: (707)527-4510
E-mail: [email protected].edu
Web Site: http://www.santarosa.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 93-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $15.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2080 per student. Total enrollment: 29,867. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,434 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 29 states and territories, 39 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5630 full-time. Mandatory fees: $746 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, MECHA, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Asian/Pacific Island Association, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Day Under the Oaks, Flea Market, Club Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Plover Library plus 1 other with 119,803 books, 184,306 microform titles, 393 serials, 9,430 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 1,325 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Sonama County, located 50 miles north of San Francisco, is well known for its rolling hills, grassy valleys, vineyards and spectacular coast. The county's moderate climate is characterized by average afternoon temperatures in the lower 80's during the summer and mid-50's in the winter. Average annual rainfall is approximately 30 inches. Santa Rosa is the county seat and commercial center for the north coast's Redwood Empire. The city enjoys an abundance of urban amenities including schools and colleges, business centers, three general hospitals and a family residency program as well as local theatres, the Santa Rosa Symphony, and the Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts. Nearby parks offer miles of hiking and riding trails as well as facilities for sailing, swimming, fishing, picnicking and camping.

■ SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE S-7

8045 East Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
Tel: (714)564-4000
Fax: (714)564-4379
Web Site: http://www.sccollege.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 2000. Total enrollment: 10,214. 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/21.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. Santiago Canyon College Library with 31,000 books, 135 microform titles, 2,260 serials, 4,082 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 45 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ SCRIPPS COLLEGE V-10

1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-3948
Tel: (909)621-8000
Free: 800-770-1333
Admissions: (909)621-8149
Fax: (909)621-8323
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.scrippscollege.edu

Description:

Independent, 4-year, women only. Part of The Claremont Colleges Consortium. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 30-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $199.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $407,300. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $22,707 per student. Total enrollment: 908. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,836 applied, 46% were admitted. 69% from top 10% of their high school class, 93% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 17 National Merit Scholars, 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 879 students. Part-time: 8 students. Students come from 45 states and territories, 58% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 92% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: area and ethnic studies; visual and performing arts; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at 5 members of The Claremont Colleges, Colby College, Haverford College, Spelman College, California Institute of Technology, American University (Washington Semester), Drew University, George Washington University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, graded writing sample, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $41,000 includes full-time tuition ($31,332), mandatory fees ($168), and college room and board ($9500). College room only: $5100. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all. Most popular organizations: College Council, Asian/Black/Latina clubs, National Organization for Women, Sexual Assault Task Force. Major annual events: Spring Formal, holiday dinners, 5-College Carnival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 738 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: women-only housing available. Honnold Library plus 4 others with 998,823 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 5,733 serials, 4,361 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Claremont consortium consists of five undergraduate institutions and the Claremont Graduate University -- all located in an area approximately one square mile in size.

■ SHASTA BIBLE COLLEGE D-4

2951 Goodwater Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
Tel: (530)221-4275
Free: 800-800-6929
Web Site: http://www.shasta.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 25-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $51,642. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $577 per student. Total enrollment: 123. 9 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 57 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 33 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 41% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 4 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/28. Notification: continuous until 9/10.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $6400 full-time, $200 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $350 full-time, $350 per year part-time. College room only: $1650.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Fall Round-Up-Barbecue at the Lake, Christmas Banquet, Graduation Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 60 college housing spaces available; 35 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. The Library plus 1 other with 30,321 books and 103 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $25,000. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SHASTA COLLEGE D-4

PO Box 496006
Redding, CA 96049-6006
Tel: (530)225-4600
Admissions: (530)225-4841
Web Site: http://www.shastacollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 336-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $175,040. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1944 per student. Total enrollment: 10,240. 3,586 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,336 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 5,904 students, 62% women, 38% men. 2% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Body, Environmental Resource Leadership Club, Intercultural Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Music Education National Conference. Major annual events: Cinco De Mayo, 'Tis The Season, Halloween Festivities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 16-hour patrols by trained security personnel. Option: coed housing available. Shasta College Learning Resource Center with 67,500 books, 55,486 microform titles, 1,700 serials, 4,859 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $885,790. 154 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Redding is located at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley and is served by buses, railroads and airlines. The city provides unlimited recreational opportunities; Shasta National Forest, Sacramento Canyon, Mount Shasta, Shasta Dam which is the second largest concrete dam in the world and Shasta Lake which encompasses 30,000 acres. Excellent fishing, camping, picnicking and swimming in the area. Redding is a trade center with good shopping facilities.

■ SIERRA COLLEGE AA-10

5000 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95677-3397
Tel: (916)624-3333
Admissions: (916)789-2939
Web Site: http://www.sierracollege.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: 327-acre suburban campus with easy access to Sacramento. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $192,586. Total enrollment: 19,416. 24,000 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,355 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 14,061 students, 57% women, 43% men. 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 32% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Placement: APS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4470 full-time, $149 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, student government, Art Club, band, Aggie Club. Major annual events: Scholarship Awards Banquet, Kids' Day, Sierra Daze. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 148 college housing spaces available; 135 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Leary Resource Center plus 1 other with 69,879 books, 189 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $865,210. 430 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 9,820. Rocklin is located on Interstate 80 in the Loomis Basin, 23 miles northeast of Sacramento; the center of a large deciduous fruit-raising area. All forms of transportation available at nearby cities of Auburn and Roseville. Rocklin has libraries, hospitals, clinics, a health department, churches, and civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Industry includes three lumber mills and a granite quarry. Recreational activities include swimming, picnicking, skiing, fishing and hunting. Seasonal and part-time employment is available.

■ SILICON VALLEY UNIVERSITY L-5

3590 North First St., Ste. 320
San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: (408)435-8989
Fax: (408)435-8989
Web Site: http://www.svuca.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Calendar: trimesters.

■ SIMPSON UNIVERSITY D-4

2211 College View Dr.
Redding, CA 96003-8606
Tel: (530)226-4606
Free: 800-598-2493
Admissions: (530)226-5600
Fax: (530)226-4861
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.simpsonuniversity.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 92-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $3.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5315 per student. Total enrollment: 1,087. Faculty: 107 (40 full-time, 67 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 929 applied, 54% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 899 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 24 students, 83% women, 17% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 6 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; psychology; theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, Christian commitment, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $24,000 includes full-time tuition ($17,800) and college room and board ($6200). Part-time tuition: $750 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: Summer Missions Trips, Worship Team (chapel), Student Senate, Spiritual Action Committee, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Homecoming and Genesis 'Nite Life' Events, Winter and Spring Banquets, International Street Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency whistle program and monthly campus safety meetings. 590 college housing spaces available; 495 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Start-Kilgour Memorial Library with 87,203 books, 242,577 microform titles, 292 serials, 2,770 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $396,095. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SKYLINE COLLEGE I-4

3300 College Dr.
San Bruno, CA 94066-1698
Tel: (650)738-4100
Web Site: http://skylinecollege.net/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Mateo County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 125-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 8,147. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. Students come from 9 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 9% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international students or auto technology, respiratory therapy, cosmetology, concurrent high school, emergency medical, surgical technician programs. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security guards during open hours. College housing not available. Skyline College Library with 50,000 books, 230 serials, and an OPAC. 220 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 38,000. San Bruno, located 12 miles south of San Francisco, is known as "The Airport City." The climate is temperate all year long, with cool, often foggy summers. All modes of transportation serve the area. This is a residential community with regional shopping centers, churches, library, and hospitals in nearby cities. Cultural advantages of San Francisco are appreciated by the people in San Bruno since it is so near.

■ SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA T-7

1 University Dr.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Tel: (949)480-4000; 888-600-SOKA
Admissions: (949)480-4007
Fax: (949)480-4001
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.soka.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2001. Endowment: $445 million. Total enrollment: 380. Faculty: 70 (37 full-time, 33 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 278 applied, 42% were admitted. 44% from top 10% of their high school class, 81% from top quarter, 98% from top half. Full-time: 360 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 32 other countries, 81% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 28% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 54% international, 3% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 0% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, independent study, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT, ACT Writing Test. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/6, 10/15 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $29,256 includes full-time tuition ($20,856) and college room and board ($8400).

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, career paslnning and placement, volunteer and internship placement. 486 college housing spaces available; 372 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Library with 63,806 books, 3,780 microform titles, 11,141 serials, 658 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

■ SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-5

4000 Suisun Valley Rd.
Suisun City, CA 94534-3197
Tel: (707)864-7000
Admissions: (707)864-7113
Fax: (707)864-7175
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.solano.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1945. Setting: 192-acre rural campus with easy access to Sacramento and San Francisco. Total enrollment: 12,027. Students come from 43 states and territories, 6 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 15% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 46% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at California State University, Hayward; University of California, Davis; University of California, Berkeley. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Solano Community College Library with 32,000 books. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SONOMA COLLEGE (PETALUMA) J-4

1304 South Point Blvd., Ste. 280
Petaluma, CA 94954
Tel: (707)283-0800
Free: 800-437-9474
Admissions: (707)664-9267
Web Site: http://www.sonomacollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 118. 22 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 5% from out-of-state, 60% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Distance learning, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. 15 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ SONOMA COLLEGE (SAN FRANCISCO) K-4

78 First St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415)543-1833; 888-649-7801
Fax: (415)543-1833
Web Site: http://www.sonomacollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1992. Calendar: semesters.

■ SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY I-4

1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Tel: (707)664-2880
Admissions: (707)664-2846
Web Site: http://www.sonoma.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 280-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $21.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5431 per student. Total enrollment: 7,749. Faculty: 542. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 9,787 applied, 66% were admitted. Full-time: 5,653 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 946 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 29 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System, National Student Exchange, Mills College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,170 full-time. Mandatory fees: $3616 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $8890. College room only: $6052. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Accounting Forum, Sonoma Earth Action, Re-Entry Student Association, Lacrosse Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Student Orientation, Science Night. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,480 college housing spaces available; 2,353 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Jean and Charles Schultz Information Center with 636,613 books, 1.7 million microform titles, 21,115 serials, 29,529 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 40,000. Rohnert Park is a rapidly growing suburban community with temperate climate. Located near Santa Rosa (pop. 180,000) in Sonoma County. Buses and airlines serve the area. Community facilities include many shopping centers, civic and sports clubs. Recreational facilities include swimming pools, baseball parks, a community park, golf courses and others within a 20 mile radius. Rohnert Park has the annual Founders Day Parade. There are five hospitals within a 10 mile radius. The Valley of the Moon, San Francisco, the Russian River recreation areas, Redwood National Park and Lake Tahoe are all within driving distance from an hour to a half day. Sonoma county produces premium wine and is the location of many famous wineries.

■ SOUTH COAST COLLEGE S-7

2011 West Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
Tel: (714)867-5009
Free: 800-337-8366
Fax: (714)867-5026
Web Site: http://www.southcoastcollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1961.

■ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE S-10

960 East Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: (213)613-2200
Free: 800-774-7242
Fax: (213)613-0524
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sciarc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 447. 66% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 183 students, 27% women, 73% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 17 other countries, 1% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 2% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% international, 42% 25 or older. Retention: 40% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous until 7/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Academic Council. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Kappe Library with 10,000 books and 70 serials. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY T-10

1900 West Crescent Ave., Bldg. B
Anaheim, CA 92801
Tel: (714)520-5552
Web Site: http://www.scitcollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year. Awards terminal associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 678. Full-time: 664 students, 39% women, 61% men. 1% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 2% black, 57% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international.

■ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SEMINARY V-12

2075 East Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92019
Tel: (619)442-9841
Fax: (619)442-4510
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.socalsem.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, comprehensive. Founded 1946.

■ SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE W-12

900 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
Tel: (619)421-6700
Admissions: (619)482-6550
Web Site: http://www.swc.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 158-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Endowment: $320,596. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $320,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3390 per student. Total enrollment: 18,799. Full-time: 5,609 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 13,190 students, 56% women, 44% men. 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 58% Hispanic, 5% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 26% 25 or older, 56% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities. Most popular organizations: MECHA, Business Club, Alpha Phi Epsilon, ABLE (disabled club), Society of Hispanic Engineers. Major annual events: Earth Day, Heritage Awareness Day, Human Services Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Southwestern College Library with 85,003 books, 79,488 microform titles, 6,983 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $848,734. 1,300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ STANFORD UNIVERSITY F-15

Stanford, CA 94305-9991
Tel: (650)723-2300
Admissions: (650)723-2091
Fax: (650)725-2846
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stanford.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 8,180-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $12.2 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $930.2 million. Total enrollment: 19,042. Faculty: 1,031 (1,010 full-time, 21 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. 20,192 applied, 12% were admitted. 89% from top 10% of their high school class, 97% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 6,515 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 61 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 62 other countries, 56% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 10% black, 24% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 8% 25 or older, 94% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 98% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; interdisciplinary studies; engineering. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Howard University; Hopkins Marine Station; Spelman College; Morehouse College, Dartmouth College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval(c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 12/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. One-time mandatory fee: $425. Comprehensive fee: $41,132 includes full-time tuition ($31,200) and college room and board ($9932). College room only: $5275. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 600 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Ram's Head (theatre club), Axe Committee (athletic support), Business Association of Engineering Students, Asian-American Student Association, Stanford Daily. Major annual events: Big Game, Gaities, Full Moon on the Quad. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 6,130 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Green Library plus 18 others with 8 million books, 5.8 million microform titles, 50,056 serials, 1.3 million audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $36.2 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Stanford is an unincorporated campus adjacent to Palo Alto. Palo Alto with a population of 60,000 is located 30 miles south of San Francisco with an ideal climate, the summer average being 70 degrees and the winter average 55 degrees. The average rainfall is 15.5 inches. The city is served by all modes of transportation, the San Francisco Airport being 18 miles north. Palo Alto has three libraries, a museum, art gallery, hotels, hospitals, and churches. The Silicon Valley, in large part an offspring of Stanford, begins at campus edge. The cultural and recreation opportunities of San Francisco and San Jose are added to the many of the Stanford campus and the surrounding area. The Pacific Ocean is 32 miles to the west; the Monterey peninsula is 75 miles to the south. The Sierra Nevada, 160 miles away and the site of several national parks, are a popular resort area for camping, hiking, and skiing.

■ TAFT COLLEGE Q-7

29 Emmons Park Dr.
Taft, CA 93268-2317
Tel: (661)763-7700
Admissions: (661)763-7763
Fax: (661)763-7705
Web Site: http://www.taftcollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 15-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14,405. Total enrollment: 7,024. 1,249 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 561 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 6,463 students, 23% women, 77% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 14% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 55% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4530 full-time, $151 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time, $26 per unit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $3146. College room only: $1294.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Rotoract Club, ASB Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, parking lot security. 160 college housing spaces available; 93 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Taft College Library with 28,500 books, 13,000 microform titles, 150 serials, 25 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $263,133. 91 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The population of the Taft area is 18,500. Centrally located two and one-half hours north of Los Angeles, Taft has a mild climate with hot summers. The city, surrounded by oilfields, is an important supply point for field equipment. Churches of all denominations, hospital, library, and shopping facilities make up the town. Part-time employment is available. Recreational facilities include a theatre, golf course, and more. Apartments are available.

■ THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE S-8

10000 North Ojai Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060-9980
Tel: (805)525-4417
Free: 800-634-9797
Fax: (805)525-9342
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thomasaquinas.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 170-acre rural campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $10.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,697 per student. Total enrollment: 359. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 196 applied, 81% were admitted. 75% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 359 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 6 other countries, 61% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 4% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 0% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $25,300 includes full-time tuition ($19,300) and college room and board ($6000).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: choir, Drama Club, Legion of Mary, language clubs, Pro-Life Ministry. Major annual events: St. Thomas Aquinas Day, Presidents Day, Alumni Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, daily security daytime patrol. 398 college housing spaces available; 329 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. St. Bernardine Library with 58,000 books, 3,100 microform titles, 84 serials, and 2,200 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $117,795. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in a rural setting 60 miles from Los Angeles and 45 miles from Santa Barbara. It is bordered on three sides by Los Padres National Forest.

■ TOURO UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Z-6

5665 Plaza Dr., 3rd Floor
Cypress, CA 90630
Tel: (714)816-0366
Fax: (714)816-0367
Web Site: http://www.tourou.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Administratively affiliated with Touro College. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees (offers only online degree programs). Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8000 per student. Total enrollment: 2,507. Faculty: 194 (41 full-time, 153 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 592 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 1,795 students, 34% women, 66% men. Part-time: 712 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 9 other countries, 90% from out-of-state, 85% 25 or older, 45% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: four 12 week sessions per year. Distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Tuition: $8000 full-time, $250 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. Touro Cyber Library with 30,692 books, 1,500 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $300,000.

■ TRINITY LIFE BIBLE COLLEGE I-6

5225 Hillsdale Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95842
Tel: (916)348-4689
Fax: (916)334-2315
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tlbc.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Founded 1974.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY J-4

Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
Tel: (510)642-6000
Admissions: (510)642-2316
Fax: (510)642-7333
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.berkeley.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of California System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1868. Setting: 1,232-acre urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $2 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $392.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,663 per student. Total enrollment: 33,558. Faculty: 2,026 (1,543 full-time, 483 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 36,829 applied, 27% were admitted. 99% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. Full-time: 22,295 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 1,187 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 63 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 4% black, 41% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 6% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; biological/life sciences; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Holy Names College, Mills College, Dominican College, John F. Kennedy University, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, California State University, Hayward. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: 3/31. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $18,684 full-time. Mandatory fees: $6558 full-time. College room and board: $13,074.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 400 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 11% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Calapolooza, Big Game Week, Student Activities Fair. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, Office of Emergency Preparedness. 10,000 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Doe Library plus 30 others with 13.9 million books, 6.4 million microform titles, 181,071 serials, 100,560 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $46.4 million. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The City of Berkeley (population 104,000) has a long history as one of America's most lively, culturally diverse, and politically adventurous cities. The surrounding San Francisco Bay Area offers culture, entertainment, and natural beauty without rival, much of it within easy reach by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).

■ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS I-5

One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: (530)752-1011
Admissions: (530)752-3018
Fax: (530)752-6363
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ucdavis.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of California System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1905. Setting: 5,993-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $95.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $14,179 per student. Total enrollment: 28,815. Faculty: 1,883 (1,610 full-time, 273 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 30,079 applied, 61% were admitted. 95% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. Full-time: 22,445 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 290 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 101 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 3% black, 40% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 6% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; biological/life sciences; engineering. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, high school subject requirements, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous until 3/15. Preference given to state residents for certain programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $18,168 full-time. Mandatory fees: $7593 full-time. College room and board: $11,239.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 320 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, state fraternities and sororities; 9% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Filipino Student Organization, Vietnamese Student Association, Jewish Student Union, Alpha Phi Omega. Major annual events: Picnic Day, Whole Earth Festival, Cultural Days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, rape prevention programs. 4,761 college housing spaces available; 4,334 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Peter J. Shields Library plus 5 others with 4.4 million books, 3.4 million microform titles, 44,020 serials, 14,944 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 50,000. Located in the center of the Sacramento Valley, the climate is typical of the Great Central Valley of California - cool in the winter and warm in the long dry summer season. January average temperatures range from a low of 37 to a high of 54 degrees; July average temperatures range 57 to 97 degrees. The average annual rainfall is 17 inches. The agricultural region surrounding Davis produces numerous crops including tomatoes, alfalfa, wheat and corn. Berkeley and San Francisco are within one hour by train, bus or car. Part-time employment is available either on or off campus. Davis is only 2-3 hours from the Lake Tahoe vacation area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE T-7

Irvine, CA 92697
Tel: (949)824-5011
Admissions: (949)824-6703
Web Site: http://www.uci.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of California System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 1,477-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $169.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $175.6 million. Total enrollment: 24,362. Faculty: 1,290 (992 full-time, 298 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 34,531 applied, 60% were admitted. 96% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. Full-time: 19,333 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 597 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 36 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 2% black, 49% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; biological/life sciences; psychology. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other campuses of University of California System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous until 3/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,820 full-time. Mandatory fees: $6141 full-time. College room and board: $9875.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 275 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: ASUCI, Kababayan. Major annual event: Celebrate UCI (open house). Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Langson Library plus 1 other with 2.6 million books, 2.9 million microform titles, 25,464 serials, 92,117 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20.5 million. 1,732 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

UCI's location combines the cultural and economic resources of an urban area along with access to the scenic, recreational areas of Southern California. Located 50 miles south of Los Angeles, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, and nestled in 1,477 acres of coastal foothills near Newport Beach, UCI lies amid rapidly growing residential communities and a dynamic international business environment of Orange County and the surrounding region. The sailing and surfing beaches of Newport, Laguna, and Huntington are a 10-minute bike ride from campus, while hiking trails, desert camping, or mountain resorts for snow boarding and skiing are within two-hour's travel distance from Irvine. The campus itself is a natural arboretum of native species, as well as trees and shrubs from all over the world. Adjacent to the campus, the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh serves as a natural classroom or peaceful refuge, with trails for viewing the rich diversity of wildlife. Within walking distance of the University are shops and restaurants, bookstores, markets, a post office, and a theatre. Complementing UCI cultural events throughout the academic year is the Orange County arts and entertainment environment. It offers everything from small venues for bands and performers to galleries, museums, the Irvine Barclay Theater, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and the Pacific Symphony. Within a one- to two-hour drive are the metropolitan attractions of Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as desert and mountain recreational opportunities.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES S-10

405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: (310)825-4321
Admissions: (310)825-3101
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ucla.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of California System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 419-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 37,221. Faculty: 2,460 (1,859 full-time, 601 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 42,227 applied, 27% were admitted. 97% from top 10% of their high school class. Full-time: 23,850 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 961 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 114 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 3% black, 38% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 7% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; psychology; biological/life sciences. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: 3/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,457 full-time. Mandatory fees: $6504 full-time. College room and board: $11,928. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 11% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Alumni Association, student government, Rally Committee. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Sing. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Charles E. Young Research Library plus 13 others with7.6 million books, 6 million microform titles, 94,801 serials, 4.6 million audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

Community Environment:

Los Angeles is a major metropolitan center with a semiarid climate. There are very fine museums and libraries in the city, and a music center, which contribute to the cultural atmosphere of the city. Los Angeles has many points of interest, and is near enough to the beaches and to the mountains for all sports. There are excellent metropolitan shopping centers.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE T-11

900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521-0102
Tel: (951)827-1012
Admissions: (951)827-3411
Fax: (951)827-6344
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ucr.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of California System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1954. Setting: 1,200-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $81.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $81.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7389 per student. Total enrollment: 16,622. Faculty: 849 (709 full-time, 140 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 19,060 applied, 76% were admitted. 94% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top half. Full-time: 14,128 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 443 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 21 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 7% black, 42% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; biological/life sciences. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of California, Santa Barbara, University of California, Davis, University of California, Los Angeles. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,820 full-time. Mandatory fees: $7250 full-time. College room and board: $10,200. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 280 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities, coed fraternities; 4% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Associated Students, Student Alumni Association, Health Careers Organization. Major annual events: Oktoberfest, Scots' Week, Annual Block Party. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 4,258 students; 4,471 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Tomas Rivera Library plus 6 others with 2.1 million books, 1.7 million microform titles, 21,323 serials, 141,663 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $12.5 million. 793 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 250,000. A suburban area 60 miles east of Los Angeles with a temperate climate, Riverside is an important residential and commercial center in Riverside County. This city launched the navel orange industry in southern California. Major transportation facilities are available. Riverside has churches of the major denominations, a library, hospitals and all public health services. Recreational activities include all water sports. Beaches, desert and mountain/ski resort areas are nearby.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO W-12

9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
Tel: (858)534-2230
Admissions: (858)534-4831
E-mail: a[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ucsd.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of California System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 1,976-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Diego. Endowment: $1.2 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $387.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,253 per student. Total enrollment: 24,645. Faculty: 1,149 (965 full-time, 184 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 41,330 applied, 42% were admitted. 99% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. 49 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 20,048 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 291 students, 46% women, 54% men. 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 1% black, 38% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; engineering; psychology. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Dartmouth College, Spelman College, Morehouse College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army(c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, 3 SAT Subject Tests (including SAT Writing Test). Required for some: minimum 3.4 high school GPA. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: 3/31. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,820 full-time. Mandatory fees: $6,681 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. College room and board: $9421. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 450 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: cultural organizations, recreational clubs, service organizations, spiritual/religious organizations. Major annual events: Sun God Festival, Winterfest, Fall Festival on the Green. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, crime prevention programs. 6,534 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Geisel Library plus 9 others with 3.1 million books, 3 million microform titles, 28,104 serials, 405,266 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20.4 million. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

La Jolla is within the corporate limits of San Diego and is a popular resort with a rocky coast and fine beaches. San Diego lies along and around one of the world's ten most beautiful protected natural harbors, and has a very special seawashed, air-conditioned climate. The maximum average temperature of 70.8 degrees and a minimum of 55.4 degrees makes the climate very special. Amtrak, buses, a trolley system, and major airlines all serve the area. The city is a major center for biomedical, high technology electronics and wireless communication industries. Other industries include shipbuilding, shipping, and fishing. San Diego County is the country's largest producer of avocados. San Diego has a large public library system, hospitals, museums, galleries, and churches. Within San Diego County are numerous golf courses, all aquatic sports, hiking, camping, mountain climbing, horseback riding, snow sports, fishing and hunting. Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park, and the Anza Borrego Desert State Park also provide recreational opportunities. This is the home of the 1994 AFC Champion San Diego Chargers, the professional football team, and the 1998 National League Champion San Diego Padres professional baseball team. Known as a winter playground, it has 70 miles of beautiful beaches. Population of San Diego is 1,254,000, with a greater metropolitan area population of 2,853,00.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA S-7

Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Tel: (805)893-8000
Admissions: (805)893-2485
Web Site: http://www.ucsb.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of California System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1909. Setting: 989-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $109.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $105.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $23,144 per student. Total enrollment: 21,016. Faculty: 1,054 (919 full-time, 135 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 37,451 applied, 53% were admitted. Full-time: 17,432 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 645 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 110 other countries, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 3% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: plus 6-week summer term. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other campuses of the University of California System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: 3/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,820 full-time. Mandatory fees: $6993 full-time. College room and board: $10,577. College room only: $8110.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 241 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 4% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 4,000 college housing spaces available. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Davidson Library with 3.2 million books, 3.8 million microform titles, 23,218 serials, 311,863 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $18.2 million. 3,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The University is located in Goleta, a suburb of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is a county seat, the largest city between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and is known as the"Riviera of the Pacific." The city lies at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountains, facing the Pacific Ocean. The climate is moderate, and the temperature varies only 7 degrees in summer and winter. All modes of transportation serve the area, and hotel and motel accommodations are numerous. Santa Barbara has all the community facilities plus many points of interest, a planetarium, botanic garden, natural history, art, historical museums, and more. The annual horse show, Old Spanish Days, August Fiesta, Semana Nautica (Marine sports week), and flower shows are the highlights of the year. Active music organizations and the Symphony Orchestra are an important part of the cultural life of the city. Recreational facilities include golf courses, tennis courts, water sports at the beach, and many other activities.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ M-5

1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Tel: (831)459-0111
Admissions: (831)459-5779
Fax: (831)459-4452
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ucsc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of California System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 2,000-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Endowment: $85.3 million. Total enrollment: 15,012. Faculty: 742 (537 full-time, 205 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 23,003 applied, 75% were admitted. 90% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. Full-time: 13,139 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 486 students, 51% women, 49% men. 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 3% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 45% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; biological/life sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other campuses of the University of California System, University of New Hampshire, University of New Mexico. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army(c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests required in two different areas: history/social science, English literature, mathematics, laboratory science, or language other than English. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 11/30. Notification: 3/15. Preference given to qualified state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,820 full-time. Mandatory fees: $7603 full-time. College room and board: $11,571. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance, African/Black Student Alliance, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, Students Alliance of North American Indians, Estudiantes Para Salud del Pueblo. Major annual events: Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, Multicultural Festival, Banana Slug Spring Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, evening main gate security, campus police force and fire station. 6,158 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. McHenry Library plus 9 others with 1.5 million books, 845,646 microform titles, 21,924 serials, 378,444 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The City of Santa Cruz, population 54,000, and other nearby communities are easily accessible via the local bus system. The area has long been a popular resort because of its recreational offerings, which include 10 miles of beaches, a widely varied coastal zone, and the densely wooded Santa Cruz Mountains. The temperate climate is characterized by sunny summer days with foggy mornings and rain in the winter. Many of the city's Victorian houses have been restored in recent years, and its main shopping street has been revitalized. For its size, Santa Cruz has a remarkable variety of outstanding restaurants in all price ranges. Numerous cultural activities are sponsored by the University, the local junior college, and community organizations.

■ UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM S-10

15600 Mulholland Dr.
Bel Air, CA 90077-1599
Tel: (310)476-9777; 888-853-6763
Fax: (310)471-3657
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uj.edu/

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 28-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9795. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $30,000 per student. Total enrollment: 114. Faculty: 91 (19 full-time, 72 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 87 applied, 79% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 4 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 4% black, 6% international, 14% 25 or older, 60% live on campus. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Mount Saint Mary's College, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high
school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.2 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/31, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $32,376 includes full-time tuition ($18,480), mandatory fees ($850), and college room and board ($13,046). College room only: $7964. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $770 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: ASUJC, Graduate Student Association, Resident Life Council, College Urban Fellows, UJ Chorale. Major annual events: City-Wide Purim Dance, Casino Casiano, Arabian Nights Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 250 college housing spaces available; 80 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Ostrow Library with 105,000 books, 400 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $320,700. 16 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A suburb of Los Angeles, Bel Air enjoys a mild and delightful climate. The city is served by all modes of transportation and freeways. The Hollywood Bowl has special summer-long programs of music and the lively arts. There are many theaters, both movie and stage, the Griffith Park Zoo, Planetarium, the Getty Museum and Skirball Cultural Center, all offering broad cultural and recreational activities. Within the city are excellent world-famous restaurants, night clubs and fine hotels providing outstanding accommodations and service. Employment is usually available on full- or part-time basis.

■ UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE V-9

1950 Third St.
La Verne, CA 91750-4443
Tel: (909)593-3511
Free: 800-876-4858
Fax: (909)593-0965
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ulv.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates (also offers continuing education program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1891. Setting: 26-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 4,000. Faculty: 398 (187 full-time, 211 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,638 applied, 62% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 93% from top half. Full-time: 1,583 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 102 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 7 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 38% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Elizabethtown College, Juniata College, McPherson College, Bridgewater College, Manchester College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $33,470 includes full-time tuition ($24,260) and college room and board ($9210). College room only: $4780. Part-time tuition: $685 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 9% of eligible men and 16% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Latino Student Forum, African-American Student Association, Associated Students Federation, Alpha Kappa Psi. Major annual events: Homecoming, International Fair, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, whistle program. 536 college housing spaces available; 501 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Wilson Library with 215,000 books, 4,500 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

La Verne is a suburban area approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. MetroLink railroad system and the Metropolitan Bus Lines provide access in and out of Los Angeles. La Verne is overshadowed on the north by the snowcapped San Gabriel Mountains, which rise to a height of 10,000 feet. La Verne is within easy driving distance of the beaches and mountains which provide both summer and winter recreational activities.

■ UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC J-6

3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
Tel: (209)946-2344
Free: 800-959-2867
Admissions: (209)946-2211
Fax: (209)946-2413
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pacific.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 175-acre suburban campus with easy access to Sacramento. Endowment: $178.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $12.5 million. Total enrollment: 6,196. Faculty: 656 (401 full-time, 255 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 5,869 applied, 56% were admitted. 43% from top 10% of their high school class, 73% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 14 student government officers. Full-time: 3,357 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 100 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 8 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 3% black, 29% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 6% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: audition for music program. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $34,566 includes full-time tuition ($25,658), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($8478). College room only: $5760. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $886 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 19% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, cultural organizations, Marketing Club, Model United Nations. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Pacific Days, Cultural Diversity Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,200 college housing spaces available. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Holt Memorial Library plus 1 other with 282,313 books, 701,525 microform titles, 1,356 serials, 10,894 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web
page. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Stockton, population 230,000, is located 80 miles east of San Francisco and 40 miles south of Sacramento. The city is located in a rich agricultural region. All major forms of transportation serve the area. Stockton has 110 churches, general hospitals, a library, museum, and fine shopping facilities. Recreational facilities include theaters, parks, playgrounds, stadiums, a large events center, and a baseball stadium. The city is only a short drive away from facilities for water skiing, sailing, and golf, and the Sierra Nevada mountain range is also nearby.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-BAY AREA CAMPUS H-6

7901 Stoneridge Dr., Ste. 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588-3677
Tel: (925)416-4100; 877-4-STUDENT
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 3,681. Faculty: 747 (8 full-time, 739 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 45 applied. Full-time: 2,581 students, 60% women, 40% men.0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 16% international, 91% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; public administration and social services. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $12,990 full-time, $444 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-CENTRAL VALLEY CAMPUS M-9

8355 N. Fresno St., Ste. 200
Fresno, CA 93720; 888-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2004. Total enrollment: 1,887. Faculty: 658 (11 full-time, 647 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 20 applied. Full-time: 1,606 students, 66% women, 34% men. 0.4% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 89% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; public administration and social services; computer and information sciences. Core. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,775 full-time, $392.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SACRAMENTO VALLEY CAMPUS I-6

1760 Creekside Oaks Dr., Ste. 100
Sacramento, CA 95833-3632
Tel: (916)923-2107
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (916)923-3914
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,629. Faculty: 547 (12 full-time, 535 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 61 applied. Full-time: 3,506 students, 65% women, 35% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 24% international, 89% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $12,225 full-time, $407.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SAN DIEGO CAMPUS W-12

3870 Murphy Canyon Rd., Ste. 210
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: 800-473-4346; 888-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (858)576-0032
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1988. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,563. Faculty: 476 (15 full-time, 461 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 87 applied. Full-time: 3,459 students, 53% women, 47% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 15% international, 89% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,940 full-time, $398 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAMPUS T-10

3150 Bristol St., Ste. 340
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tel: 800-GO-TO-UOP
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 16,134. Faculty: 1,297 (14 full-time, 1,283 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 257 applied. Full-time: 12,476 students, 62% women, 38% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 91% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; public administration and social services; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $13,125 full-time, $437.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS Q-10

1200 East Colton Ave.
PO Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373-0999
Tel: (909)793-2121
Free: 800-455-5064
Admissions: (909)335-4074
Fax: (909)335-4089
Web Site: http://www.redlands.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1907. Setting: 140-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $95.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8120 per student. Total enrollment: 2,454. Faculty: 316 (165 full-time, 151 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 3,395 applied, 66% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 2,338 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 24 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 16 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 73% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Association for Innovation in Higher Education, American University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $36,164 includes full-time tuition ($26,864), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($9000). College room only: $5020. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $840 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 105 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Associated Students, service organizations, cultural organizations, social awareness groups. Major annual events: homecoming, Living on Common Ground Multicultural Festival, Convocation Lecture Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, safety whistles. 1,568 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Armacost Library with 262,893 books, 310,863 microform titles, 9,800 serials, 10,995 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 655 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Redlands is located halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. It has a mild climate. The average yearly temperature is 65 degrees, and the average rainfall 14.45 inches. Once a principal center for navel oranges, the city has developed a more diversified economy in recent years. There are 60 churches, a community hospital and satellite clinics, a city library, fraternal and social service organizations, and museums. Buses serve the area, and the Ontario International Airport is 30 minutes from the campus. Through the Office of Community Service Learning and other organizations, students at the university have many opportunities to interact with community members.

■ UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO W-12

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Tel: (619)260-4600
Free: 800-248-4873
Admissions: (619)260-4506
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sandiego.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1949. Setting: 180-acre urban campus. Endowment: $172.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $28,760 per student. Total enrollment: 7,548. Faculty: 722 (359 full-time, 363 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 7,862 applied, 60% were admitted. 41% from top 10% of their high school class, 79% from top quarter, 96% from top half. Full-time: 4,801 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 169 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 64 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 2% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/5, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 4/15, 1/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,664 includes full-time tuition ($30,480), mandatory fees ($224), and college room and board ($10,960). Part-time tuition: $1050 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $38.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Student Organization, Student Alumni Association, United Front/Multicultural Center, Associated Student Government. Major annual events: Orientation Week, Homecoming, Multicultural Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,400 college housing spaces available; 2,280 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Helen K. and James S. Copley Library plus 1 other with 714,082 books, 839,992 microform titles, 10,451 serials, 8,624 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.1 million. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Known for many reasons as"America's Finest City," San Diego has an almost perfect climate with warm, sunny days and cool evenings. Throughout the year, students can take advantage of San Diego's many outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities. The museums of Balboa Park, the Old Globe Theatre, the Zoo, Sea World, the beaches, the opera, and downtown San Diego and La Jolla are only minutes away. The rapidly developing economy of Greater San Diego provides varied employment opportunities for the USD graduate.

■ UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO K-4

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Tel: (415)422-6886
Free: 800-CALL USF
Admissions: (415)422-6563
Fax: (415)422-2217
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.usfca.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and postmaster's
certificates. Founded 1855. Setting: 55-acre urban campus with easy access to in San Francisco. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $889,000. Total enrollment: 8,457. Faculty: 861 (348 full-time, 513 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 6,090 applied, 72% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 4,981 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 231 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 70 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 5% black, 24% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 5% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University, Jackson State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 8/15, 1/16 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $39,160 includes full-time tuition ($28,420), mandatory fees ($160), and college room and board ($10,580). College room only: $7230. Part-time tuition: $1015 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $160 per year.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student leadership, student media, College Players. Major annual events: homecoming, Founders' Week, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,400 college housing spaces available; 1,948 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Gleeson Library plus 2 others with 1.1 million books, 788,402 microform titles, 5,560 serials, 4,591 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.3 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one the world's most dynamic cities. San Francisco's diversity and geographical compactness afford opportunities for community involvement and employment experiences that few other cities can match.

■ UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA S-10

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Tel: (213)740-2311
Admissions: (213)740-1111
Fax: (213)740-6364
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.usc.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1880. Setting: 155-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.7 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $386 million. Total enrollment: 32,836. Faculty: 2,479 (1,495 full-time, 984 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 31,634 applied, 27% were admitted. 85% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 179 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 16,072 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 825 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 134 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 6% black, 21% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 6% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Howard University, American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT. Recommended: recommendations, interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadline: 1/10. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $41,618 includes full-time tuition ($31,458), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($9610). College room only: $5260. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1059 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $685 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 450 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 16% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Troy Camp, USC Helenes, Program Board, Student Senate, Alpha Phi Omega. Major annual events: Springfest, Troy Week, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 6,100 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Doheny Memorial Library plus 20 others with 3.9 million books, 6.2 million microform titles, 52,569 serials,3.3 million audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $28.8 million. 2,500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, USC exposes undergraduates to one of the world's great cosmopolitan centers. Students take advantage of this setting through internships with major corporations, new technology ventures, the entertainment industry, museums and galleries, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Across the street from the campus in Exposition Park are museums, gardens, and the Memorial Coliseum. The nearby Figueroa Boulevard "Sports and Entertainment Corridor" includes the Shrine Auditorium, frequent host to the Grammy and Oscar events; the enormous Los Angeles Convention Center; the Staples Arena, which hosts the Lakers, Kings, and Clippers, and the 2000 Democratic Convention; and the Los Angeles Music Center, which offers world-class theatre, concerts, and opera. The campus is minutes away from the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice and also offers easy access to the hiking and bike trails of the Santa Monica Mountains. Local ski resorts are about a 90-minute drive from the campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST V-5

1409 North Walnut Grove Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770
Tel: (626)571-8811
Fax: (626)571-1413
Web Site: http://www.uwest.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1991. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Application deadlines: 8/15, 7/31 for nonresidents.

Collegiate Environment:

200 college housing spaces available.

■ UNIVERSITY OF WEST LOS ANGELES R-4

1155 West Arbor Vitae St.
Inglewood, CA 90301-2902
Tel: (310)342-5200
Admissions: (310)342-5287
Fax: (310)313-2124
Web Site: http://www.uwla.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 63. Full-time: 19 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 44 students, 66% women, 34% men. 0% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 30% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 75% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Tuition: $9150 full-time, $305 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $360 full-time, $120 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Black Law Students Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Toastmasters. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Kelton Library with 33,000 books and 250 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See West Los Angeles College.

■ VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA T-10

55 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-9601
Tel: (714)556-3610
Free: 800-722-6279
Fax: (714)966-5460
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vanguard.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 38-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $2.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5684 per student. Total enrollment: 2,246. Faculty: 197 (66 full-time, 131 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 903 applied, 86% were admitted. 26% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 16 class presidents, 14 valedictorians, 163 student government officers. Full-time: 1,493 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 407 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 12 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 4% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 19% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: 1/15. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $27,071 includes full-time tuition ($19,900), mandatory fees ($415), and college room and board ($6756). College room only: $3366. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $829 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: student ministries, choral groups, orchestral bands. Major annual events: Harvest Party, Homecoming, Welcome Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,028 college housing spaces available; 1,000 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. O. Cope Budge Library with 142,893 books, 19,342 microform titles, 10,482 serials, 6,138 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $533,119. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is adjacent to Newport Beach, the pleasure boat harbor of the West. See Orange Coast College.

■ VENTURA COLLEGE S-9

4667 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003-3899
Tel: (805)654-6400
Admissions: (805)654-6456
Fax: (805)654-6466
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.venturacollege.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 103-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $800 per student. Total enrollment: 12,096. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,652 applied. Full-time: 4,112 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 7,984 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 38% Hispanic, 2% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 47% 25 or older, 20% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4650 full-time. Mandatory fees: $850 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Pan American Student Union, MECHA, Automotive Technology Club, Campus Christian Fellowship, Asian-American Club. Major annual events: ASB Welcome Barbecue, Cinco de Mayo, Native American International Pow Wow. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Ventura College Library with 63,529 books, 341 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Ventura is the county seat of Ventura County as well as one of the oldest settlements on the coast. The climate is pleasant and smog-free all year with rain during a few months in the winter and spring. The city is located in the South Central Coast Region, 63 miles northwest of Los Angeles and is served by the Southern Pacific Railroad, Greyhound Bus Lines, and various airlines. Community facilities include hospitals, libraries, churches, and many civic and service organizations. Other facilities include recreation centers, a golf course, and the county fair grounds. An extensive ocean coastline, forest reserves, and mountains all combine to make the area ideal for outdoor recreation.

■ VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE R-11

18422 Bear Valley Rd.
Victorville, CA 92392-5849
Tel: (760)245-4271
Fax: (760)245-9745
Web Site: http://www.vvc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 253-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 10,580. Full-time: 3,663 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 6,917 students, 61% women, 39% men. 1% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 10% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: early admission. Placement: ACCUPLACER recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3768 full-time, $157 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Black Student Union, Drama Club, rugby, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Back to School BBQ, MLK Day, Cinco de Mayo. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, part-time trained security personnel. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 41,789 books, 534 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Victorville is a suburban area with a dry temperate climate. Amtrak, Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, and Greyhound bus lines serve the area. The town has a library, churches of major denominations, hospitals, major civic organizations, and shopping facilities. Part-time employment opportunities are good. Victorville is the distributing point for an irrigated agricultural area. The San Bernardino County Fair is held here each year around Labor Day.

■ WEST HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE O-6

300 Cherry Ln.
Coalinga, CA 93210-1399
Tel: (559)934-2000
Free: 800-266-1114
Admissions: (559)934-3204
Fax: (559)934-1511
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.westhillscollege.com/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 193-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 4,344. 2,034 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,828 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 2,516 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 5 other countries, 1% Native American, 45% Hispanic, 6% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Central California Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. West Hills Community College Library with 32,000 books and 210 serials. 82 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE W-1

4800 Freshman Dr.
Culver City, CA 90230-3519
Tel: (310)287-4200
Admissions: (310)287-4255
Fax: (310)841-0396
Web Site: http://www.wlac.cc.ca.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 69-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 9,800. Students come from 20 states and territories, 76% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/16.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 51,000 books and 400 serials.

Community Environment:

Culver City is an industrial and residential city located near Los Angeles. The world's largest motion picture studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, was located here, as well as the Desilu Studios. All forms of transportation serve the area; Los Angeles International Airport is near. Churches of all major denominations are in the area; there are excellent shopping facilities available.

■ WEST VALLEY COLLEGE A-10

14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
Tel: (408)867-2200
Admissions: (408)741-2454
Fax: (408)867-5033
Web Site: http://www.westvalley.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 143-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Total enrollment: 11,000. Students come from 2 states and territories, 20 other countries, 58% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. West Valley College Library with 82,959 books and 491 serials. 200 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

See San Jose State University.

■ WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE (EMERYVILLE) G-4

1400 65th St., Ste. 200
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel: (510)601-0133
Fax: (510)601-0793
Web Site: http://www.westerncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 2001. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3500 per student. Total enrollment: 375. Full-time: 375 students, 61% women, 39% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 50% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Calendar: semesters. Accelerated degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: interview, ACT. Required for some: high school transcript.

Collegiate Environment:

Silicon Valley College Library plus 1 other with 1,000 books and 50 audiovisual materials.

■ WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE (FREMONT) K-5

41350 Christy St.
Fremont, CA 94538
Tel: (510)623-9966
Fax: (510)623-9822
Web Site: http://www.westerncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1989. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3500 per student. Total enrollment: 460. Full-time: 460 students, 58% women, 42% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 9% black, 40% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 57% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Accelerated degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: interview, ACT. Required for some: high school transcript.

Collegiate Environment:

Silicon Valley College plus 1 other with 1,000 books and 50 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3000.

■ WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE (PLEASANT HILL) G-6

380 Civic Dr.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Tel: (925)609-6650
Free: 800-584-4520
Fax: (925)609-6666
Web Site: http://www.westerncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1997. Calendar: semesters.

■ WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE (SACRAMENTO) I-6

8909 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
Tel: (916)361-1660
Free: 800-321-2386
Fax: (916)361-6666
Web Site: http://www.westerncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1967. Calendar: semesters.

■ WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE (SAN JOSE) L-5

6201 San Ignacio Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95119
Tel: (408)360-0840
Fax: (408)360-0840
Web Site: http://www.westerncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1999. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3500 per student. Total enrollment: 478. Full-time: 478 students, 48% women, 52% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 32% Hispanic, 5% black, 21% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 70% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Accelerated degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: interview, ACT. Required for some: high school transcript.

Collegiate Environment:

Silicon Valley College plus 1 other with 1,000 books and 50 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3000.

■ WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE (SAN LEANDRO) H-5

170 Bay Fair Mall
San Leandro, CA 94578
Tel: (510)276-3888
Free: 800-584-4553
Fax: (510)276-3854
Web Site: http://www.westerncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1986. Calendar: semesters.

■ WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE (WALNUT CREEK) G-5

2800 Mitchell Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Tel: (925)280-0235
Web Site: http://www.westerncollege.edu/campus_locations/antioch_campus.html

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1997. Total enrollment: 472. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 16% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 49% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous. Accelerated degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance exam, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Annual Barbeque, Student Appreciation Days, Potluck (Monday, etc.). Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Silicon Valley College plus 1 other with 1,000 books and 50 audiovisual materials.

■ WESTMONT COLLEGE S-7

955 La Paz Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1099
Tel: (805)565-6000
Free: 800-777-9011
Admissions: (805)565-6200
Fax: (805)565-6234
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.westmont.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1937. Setting: 133-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $61 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $248,363. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9768 per student. Total enrollment: 1,379. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,813 applied, 68% were admitted. 44% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 10 National Merit Scholars, 81 class presidents, 37 valedictorians, 160 student government officers. Students come from 38 states and territories, 10 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 2% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 0% 25 or older, 80% live on campus. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: English; communications/journalism; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 13 members of the Christian College Consortium, 90 members of the Christian Colleges and Universities, American University (Washington Semester). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force(c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $36,672 includes full-time tuition ($27,076), mandatory fees ($730), and college room and board ($8866). College room only: $5376. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Christian Concerns, student government, Leadership Development, music and theater ensembles, intramural athletics. Major annual events: Potter's Clay, Spring Sing, fall/spring formals. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,148 college housing spaces available; 1,006 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Roger John Voskuyl Library with 150,385 books, 17,180 microform titles, 465 serials, 8,032 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $811,434. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Santa Barbara.

■ WESTWOOD COLLEGE-ANAHEIM T-10

2461 West La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Tel: (714)226-9990
Fax: (714)826-7398
Web Site: http://www.westwood.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 674. 811 applied, 37% were admitted. Full-time: 570 students, 25% women, 75% men. Part-time: 104 students, 13% women, 87% men. 0.4% Native American, 41% Hispanic, 2% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 23% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview, high school diploma or GED and passing scores on SAT/ACT or Accuplacer test.

■ WESTWOOD COLLEGE-INLAND EMPIRE Q-8

20 West 7th St.
Upland, CA 91786
Tel: (909)931-7550
Fax: (909)931-9195
Web Site: http://www.westwood.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 803. Full-time: 647 students, 28% women, 72% men. Part-time: 156 students, 19% women, 81% men. 1% Native American, 50% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 31% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview, high school diploma or GED, pass entrance exam (or provide acceptable SAT/ACT scores).

■ WESTWOOD COLLEGE-LONG BEACH T-10

3901 Via Oro Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90801
Tel: (310)522-2088; 888-403-3308
Fax: (310)522-4318
Web Site: http://www.westwood.edu

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of AITU Colleges. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 2002. Setting: 1-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2500 per student. Total enrollment: 265. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 204 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 265 students, 34% women, 66% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 48% Hispanic, 14% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 50% 25 or older, 0% transferred in. Core. Calendar: continuous. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview, ACCUPLACER. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/2. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Westwood Expo, Mentorship Program, Director's Advisory Board. Major annual events: Westwood Expo, Back 2 School Jam, Westwood Family Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Westwood College Library plus 1 other with an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20,000.

■ WESTWOOD COLLEGE-LOS ANGELES S-10

3460 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213)739-9999
Fax: (213)382-2468
Web Site: http://www.westwood.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 679. 630 applied. Full-time: 577 students, 26% women, 74% men. Part-time: 102 students, 25% women, 75% men. 0% Native American, 66% Hispanic, 13% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 25% 25 or older. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview, high school diploma/GED and passing scores on ACT/SAT or Accuplacer.

■ WHITTIER COLLEGE R-5

13406 E Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
Tel: (562)907-4200
Admissions: (562)907-4238
Fax: (562)907-4870
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.whittier.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 95-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $55 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $520,206. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,932 per student. Total enrollment: 1,307. 1,987 applied, 78% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 1,293 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 14 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 20 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 25% Hispanic, 3% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 4% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Miami. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: minimum 3.5 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $34,066 includes full-time tuition ($25,838), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($7928).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 56 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Hispanic Students Association, Hawaiian Islander Club, choir, Asian Students Association, Students Organized for Multicultural Awareness. Major annual events: Spring Sing, Sportsfest, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Bonnie Bell Wardman Library plus 1 other with 225,337 books, 1,357 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Whittier enjoys a beautiful setting at the foot of the Puente Hills, in a suburban area in southeast Los Angeles County. The climate is pleasant with a minimum temperature of 53 degrees, a maximum temperature of 73 degrees, and an average rainfall of 15 inches. Buses and railroads serve the area with connection to the Los Angeles International Airport via helicopter, and to the metropolitan area via the freeway system. Modern shopping facilities are available in addition to many manufacturing plants. Recreational facilities include parks, theaters, nearby Disneyland, beaches, and mountains less than one hour away. The Whittier College School of Law is the only ABA accredited Law School in Orange County, California.

■ WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY A-10

333 Sunset Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765
Tel: (916)577-1800
Free: 800-355-7522
Admissions: (916)577-2222
Fax: (916)577-1813
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jessup.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1939. Setting: 156-acre suburban campus with easy access to Sacramento. Total enrollment: 532. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 131 applied, 66% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 388 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 133 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1 other country, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 7% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 38% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 30% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, letter of introduction, minimum SAT score of 830 or ACT score of 17, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,174 includes full-time tuition ($15,814) and college room and board ($6360). Part-time tuition: $670 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Missions Club, student leadership, drama team, music ensemble. Major annual events: International Banquet, Christmas Banquet, All-School Barbecue. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, day and evening patrols by trained security personnel. 186 college housing spaces available; 157 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. William Jessup University Library with 58,114 books, 90 microform titles, 198 serials, 1,725 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See San Jose State University.

■ WOODBURY UNIVERSITY S-10

7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-1099
Tel: (818)767-0888
Free: 800-784-WOOD
Fax: (818)504-9320
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.woodbury.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 22-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $9.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6068 per student. Total enrollment: 1,436. Faculty: 230 (44 full-time, 186 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 390 applied, 80% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 1,027 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 240 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 29 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 6% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 37% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; architecture; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $31,672 includes full-time tuition ($23,234), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($8198). College room only: $5000. Part-time tuition: $758 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Government, Fashion Guild, American Institute of Architecture Students, Delta Sigma Phi, Reliving Intercultural Experiences (RICE). Major annual events: Winter Formal, International Festival, Beaux Arts Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 210 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Los Angeles Times Library with 66,157 books, 93,815 microform titles, 9,621 serials, 11,140 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $906,072. 135 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Southern California is famous for the variety of terrain it offers and the array of activities available to its residents. Valleys, mountains, beaches, and deserts enable Woodbury students to escape to practically any climate they wish. Woodbury is surrounded by a residential neighborhood in a city known as the heart of the entertainment industry. Students are just minutes away from the many benefits of southern California: historical and cultural events and museums, world-class entertainment, professional sporting events, and vast beaches, deserts, mountains, and valleys for recreational leisure.

■ WYOTECH (FREMONT) K-5

200 Whitney Place
Fremont, CA 94539-7663
Tel: (510)490-6900
Free: 800-248-8585
Admissions: (510)580-3507
Fax: (510)490-8599
Web Site: http://www.wyotech.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Total enrollment: 1,364. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 307 applied, 81% were admitted. 1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 8% black, 27% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: CPAt or ATB Entrance Exam.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $24,525 full-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ WYOTECH (WEST SACRAMENTO) I-5

980 Riverside Parkway
West Sacramento, CA 95605-1507
Tel: (916)376-8888
Web Site: http://www.wyotech.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 2003. Calendar: 9-month program.

■ YESHIVA OHR ELCHONON CHABAD/WEST COAST TALMUDICAL SEMINARY S-10

7215 Waring Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046-7660
Tel: (213)937-3763

Description:

Independent Jewish, 4-year, men only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $15,000. Total enrollment: 62. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 50% from top half. 1 class president, 2 valedictorians, 4 student government officers. Students come from 9 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 0% 25 or older, 100% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim-Lubavitch, Rabbinical College of America, Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, oral examination. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to applicants with religious commitment.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Yud-Tes Kislev Farbrengen, Annual Chassidic Purim Celebration. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. On-campus residence required through senior year. Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad Library plus 3 others with 12,000 books and 200 serials. 18 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ YUBA COLLEGE G-6

2088 North Beale Rd.
Marysville, CA 95901-7699
Tel: (530)741-6700
Admissions: (530)741-6705
Fax: (530)741-3541
Web Site: http://www.yccd.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 160-acre rural campus with easy access to Sacramento. Endowment: $3.7 million. Total enrollment: 10,457. 2,021 applied, 100% were admitted. 2% Native American, 28% Hispanic, 3% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program,
services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time, $26 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. Learning Resource Center and Library plus 1 other with 65,000 books, 2,800 microform titles, 1,300 serials, 9,419 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $91,272. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Marysville is 50 miles north of Sacramento, has a moderate climate, and is the center of a rich agricultural area. Amtrak serves the area. The city has a hospital, churches, shopping center, and civic organizations. Excellent boating, hunting and fishing facilities are available.

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CALIFORNIA

STATE EDUCATION OFFICE

Albert L. Tweltridge III, Administrator
Secondary, Postsecondary and Adult Leadership Division
California Department of Education
1430 North St., Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916)322-5050

STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION

The Private Postsecondary Education Act of 1977 (Chapter 3, Part 59, Division 10 of the California Education Code) has as its legislative intent the encouragement of privately supported education, the protection of the integrity of degrees and diplomas, and the assurance for students to have equal opportunities for equal accomplishment and ability.
A "postsecondary educational institution" is any private person or entity which offers educational degrees or diplomas or instruction or educational services to persons who have terminated their secondary education or who are beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance.
A vocational or recreational education, instruction limited to the principles of a church or religious denomination, education at any level from preschool through the 12th grade, public institutions, and education sponsored by a bona fide trade, business, professional, or fraternal organization which is solely for the membership are all excluded from being required to obtain an approval or authorization to operate in California.
A "degree" means any academic degree or honorary degree or title of any designation, mark, appellation, series of letters or words, such as, but not limited to, associated, bachelor, master, doctor, or fellow which signifies, purports, or is generally taken to signify satisfactory completion of the requirements of an academic, educational, technological, or professional program of study beyond the secondary school level or is an honorary title conferred for recognition of some meritorious achievement.

Degree-granting institutions must comply with at least one of the following:

  1. Exempted. The degree is limited to evidence of completion of education restricted solely to the principles of a church or religious denomination.
  2. Accredited. The degree is conferred by an institution which is accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Office of Education or by the Committee of Bar Examiners for the State of California.
  3. Approved. The institution has been approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction to award or issue specific degrees.
  4. Authorized. The institution has been authorized to operate by virtue of the Superintendent determining that it has met explicit standards developed and recommended by the Council for Private Postsecondary Educational Institutions and adopted by the Legislature, or a School of Theology has been authorized by virtue of making an annual public disclosure with the Superintendent, and the content has been deemed truthful and accurate.

Nondegree granting education which leads to educational, professional, technological, or vocational objectives must comply with at least one of the following categories:

  1. Licensed hospital. A state-licensed hospital providing education only in connection with the operation of the hospital.
  2. Licensed school. An institution which is accredited, approved, or licensed as a school by a California state agency or board for education in a profession, vocation, or occupation controlled by the agency or board.
  3. Accredited institution. An institution which is nationally or regionally accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Office of Education.
  4. Approved courses. An institution with courses of instruction specifically approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as meeting specified minimum standards.
  5. Career-related education. An ownership must file annually for education which increases one's employability, potential, effectiveness, or expertise in an occupational area.

The California Superintendent of Public Instruction requires institutions to make an annual filing appropriate to its legal status. Such application procedures vary from filing simplified disclosure information to thorough reports which will be validated by staff personnel and/or other representatives of the Superintendent.
The Private Postsecondary Education Division, which administers the provisions of law for the Superintendent, is basically consumer protection oriented. Varying standards are applicable to most private educational institutions under certain circumstances. Regulations are comprehensive and vigorously enforced.
Most institutions must participate in the statutory Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) a special fund established by the California Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure.
Persons who act as sales agents away from the school location may be required to possess a valid private school agent's permit to solicit or represent education. Such persons are required to be bonded for the purpose of recovering any damages sustained by students as a result of improper sales practices.

The Council for Private Postsecondary Educational Institutions, comprised of seven private education sector representatives and seven public members, advises the Superintendent on matters relating to private postsecondary education as an integral element in the structure of California education. Council work is directed toward maintaining private control and autonomy in the administration of the private postsecondary schools and colleges.

ALAMEDA

Alameda Beauty College, Inc.

2318 Central Ave., Alameda, CA 94501. Cosmetology. Founded 1961. Contact: Marie A. Ladd, Dir., (510)523-1050, Fax: (510)523-3247, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,300 to $7,300 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 5, women 91. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (400-1600Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

College of Alameda

555 Atlantic Ave., Alameda, CA 94501. Two-Year College. Founded 1970. Contact: Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., (510)522-7221, Fax: (510)769-6019, Web Site: http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/coa/coa.htm. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $624 per year (in-state); $4,912 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 1,108. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ADA; FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Auto Mechanics (6-24 Mo); Auto Painting (6-24 Mo); Aviation Maintenance Technology (6-24 Mo); Aviation Technology (6-24 Mo); Dental Assisting (6-24 Mo); Fashion Careers (6-24 Mo); Marketing (6-24 Mo); Mechanics, Diesel (6-24 Mo); Secretarial, General (6-24 Mo); Upholstering (6-24 Mo)

Stoneboat Yard Merchant Marine Training Services

2517 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA 94501. Other. Founded 1984. Contact: Grace Bodle, (510)523-3030, Fax: (510)523-3332. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Seaman

ALHAMBRA

Alhambra Beauty College

200 W. Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801. Cosmetology. Founded 1959. Contact: Ling Chio, Dir., (626)282-6433, (626)282-7765, Fax: (626)282-1626, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $500 to $6,950 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 120. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

Bryman College (Alhambra)

2215 W. Mission Rd., Alhambra, CA 91803. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1968.(626)979-4940, 888-741-4271, Fax: (626)280-4011, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/about.php?schoolLocation=Alhambra. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Billing (720 Hr); Medical Office Management (720 Hr); Nursing, Vocational (720 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr)

ANAHEIM

Automotive Diagnostic Training

1515 S. Harris Ct., Anaheim, CA 92806. Trade and Technical. Founded 1917. Contact: Ray McWherter, (714)634-3855, Fax: (714)634-3985, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $5,990. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automotive Technology (20 Wk)

Brownson Technical School

1110 Technology Cir., Ste. D, Anaheim, CA 92805. Trade and Technical. Founded 1984. Contact: William Brown, (714)774-9443, 800-799-9891, Fax: (714)774-5025, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.brownsontechnicalschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $6,000-$10,250. Enrollment: Total 115. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning; Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Appliance Repair; Computer Aided Design; Computer Aided Manufacturing; Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning; Refrigeration Technology

Bryman College (Anaheim)

511 N. Brookhurst St., Ste. 300, Anaheim, CA 92801-5229. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Sheryl Schulgen, (714)953-6500, Fax: (714)953-4163, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/about.php?schoolLocation=Anaheim. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,935; $705 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 178, women 871. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Nursing, Vocational (720 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr)

California Career School

1100 Technology Circle, Anaheim, CA 92805-6550. Trade and Technical. Founded 1970. Contact: Chuck Emanuele, Pres., (714)635-6585, 800-499-6585, Fax: (714)635-6596, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://californiacareerschool.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 797, women 159. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Auto Mechanics - Brake & Wheel Alignment (20 Wk); Auto Mechanics - Tune Up (20 Wk); Bus Driving (2 Wk); Investigation (20 Wk); Numerical Control (30 Wk); Security Training (20 Wk); Truck Driving (6 Wk)

Career Academy of Beauty (Anaheim)

663 N. Euclid, Anaheim, CA 92801. Cosmetology, Other. Founded 1986. Contact: Dayna Pattison, (714)776-8400, Fax: (714)991-0280, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://beautycareers.com. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,502 to $9,600 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 5, women 180. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

ITT Technical Institute (Anaheim)

525 North Muller Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801. Trade and Technical.(714)535-3700, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Enrollment: Total 809. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits); Multimedia Design (96 Credits)

Maric College (Anaheim)

1360 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Two-Year College, Allied Medical.(714)758-1500, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/maric_anaheim.html; Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/california_request-info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,845 per year; $2,286 other expenses. Enrollment: Total 189. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Engineering (720 Hr); Computer Information Science (720 Hr); Legal Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Paralegal (1392 Hr)

Modern Technology School of X-Ray

1232 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805. Allied Medical. Founded 1982. Contact: Larry Pyle, (714)978-7702, Fax: (714)978-0501, Web Site: http://www.moderntechschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,500-$17,200. Enrollment: men 40, women 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Assistant (5 Mo); Ultrasonography (18 Mo); X-Ray Technology (12 Mo)

Practical Schools

900 E. Ball Rd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Trade and Technical. Founded 1958. (714)535-6000, 800-634-8260, Fax: (714)535-1538. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $5,850-$7,200. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (32-48 Wk)

Southern California Institute of Technology

1900 W. Crescent Ave., Bldg. A, Anaheim, CA 92801. Other. Founded 1987. Contact: Parviz Shams, (714)520-5552, Fax: (714)520-4520, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.scitcollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $120 per unit lower division, $140 upper division, $250 graduate. Enrollment: men 334, women 157. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Technology (7 Mo); Electronic Engineering Technology (7 Mo); Robotics (18 Mo)

Southern California School of Floral Design

843 State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92806. Trade and Technical. Founded 1989. Contact: Phil Rulloda, (714)776-7445, 800-981-7445, Fax: (714)776-7485, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.philrulloda.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $250-$1,443 per program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Floriculture; Floristry

ANGWIN

Pacific Union College

One Angwin Ave., Angwin, CA 94508. Other. Founded 1882. Contact: Lisa Bissell Paulson, VP for Student Services, (707)965-6271, 800-862-7080, Fax: (707)965-6432, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.puc.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $17,115 per year. Enrollment: Total 1,308. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Food Preparation & Service (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Interior Design (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Piano Technology (2 Yr); Robotics (2 Yr); Secretarial, Executive (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr)

ANTIOCH

Delta Beauty College

320 H St., Antioch, CA 94509. Cosmetology. Founded 1969. Contact: Donald Oliphant, (925)754-1220, (925)706-1587, Fax: (925)754-8134. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $4,000 cosmetology; $1,200 manicuring. Enrollment: men 3, women 54. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (9 Mo); Manicurist (10 Wk)

APTOS

Cabrillo Community College

6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA 95003. Two-Year College. Founded 1959. Contact: Rock Pfotenhauer, Dean of Instruction, (831)479-6100, (831)479-6482, Fax: (831)479-5092, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cabrillo.edu/index.html. Public. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $41 per unit (in-state); $107 (out-of-state). Enrollment: men 5,466, women 7,589. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ADA; JRCERT; WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Archaeological Technology (2 Yr); Banking & Finance (2 Yr); Business, General Office (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Desktop Publishing (2 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Energy Management (2 Yr); Family Living Specialist (2 Yr); Fire Protection Technology (2 Yr); Horticulture (2 Yr); Hospitality (2 Yr); Journalism (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Transcription (2 Yr); Microcomputers (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic (2 Yr); Small Business Management (2 Yr)

ARCADIA

Accounting Annex

41 E. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 201, Arcadia, CA 91006. Business. Founded 1993. Contact: Joanne Schwarzer, (626)445-8526, Fax: (626)445-0381. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $3,500. Enrollment: Total 30. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (4.5 Wk)

ATHERTON

Menlo College

1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027. Other, Business. Founded 1927. 800-556-3656, (650)543-3753, 800-55-MENLO, Fax: (650)543-4476, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.menlo.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $13,025 per year. Enrollment: Total 557. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Liberal Arts (4 Yr); Management (4 Yr); Mass Communications (4 Yr)

AUBURN

California Paralegal College

461 Grass Valley Hwy. No. 18, Auburn, CA 95603. Trade and Technical. Founded 1989. Contact: Kathleen Crain, (530)272-5768, Fax: (530)272-5768, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $6,287. Enrollment: Total 28. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Paralegal (10 Mo)

BAKERSFIELD

American West School of Real Estate

1820 Westwind Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93301. Other. Founded 1990. Contact: Tishana Taylor, (661)334-4000, 800-356-0021, Fax: (661)334-4140, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.realestatelicenseprep.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $75-$270. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Real Estate, Basic; Real Estate Sales License (4 Wk)

Bakersfield Barber College, Inc.

2844 Niles, St., Bakersfield, CA 93306. Barber, Other. Founded 1991. Contact: Alfred or Rose Moreno, (661)873-0512, Fax: (661)873-8431, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,907. Enrollment: men 40, women 16. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (9 Mo)

Bakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93305. Two-Year College. Founded 1913. Contact: Sue Vaughn, Dir. Enrollment Services, (661)395-4011, Fax: (661)395-4373, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $660 per year (in-state); $4,712 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 5,372. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Agribusiness; Animal Science, General; Architectural Design Technology; Automation Technology; Auto Mechanics; Bookkeeping; Business; Cabinet & Mill Work; Carpentry; Computer Information Science; Computer Science; Construction Technology; Correction Administration; Correctional Science; Culinary Arts; Drafting, Industrial; Electricity, Apprenticeship; Engineering Technology; Environmental Technology; Fire Protection Technology; Food Service & Management; Graphic Arts; Horticulture; Horticulture, Ornamental; Human Services; Industrial Technology; Journalism; Management; Marketing; Nursing, R.N.; Nursing, Vocational; Nutritionist; Office, General; Plant Science; Radiologic Technology; Real Estate Broker; Retail Management; Sheet Metal; Web Development; Welding Technology; Wood Industries Technology

Contractors State License Service (Bakersfield)

2419 Brundage Ln., Bakersfield, CA 93304. Trade and Technical. Founded 1983. Contact: David Mizener, Pres./CEO, (661)321-3209, (661)366-2185, 800-400-EXAM, Fax: (661)366-2414, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cslscorp.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: Total 40. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (6 Days); Business Law; Estimating (6 Days); Inspection Technology (6 Days)

Maric College (Bakersfield)

1914 Wible Rd., Bakersfield, CA 93304. Two-Year College, Allied Medical. (866)574-5550, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/maric_bakersfield.html; Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/california_request-info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,625 per year; $971 books and supplies. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (780 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Paralegal (960 Hr)

San Joaquin Valley College, Inc.

201 Newstine Rd., Bakersfield, CA 93309. Trade and Technical. Founded 1982. Contact: Bob Myers, (661)834-0126. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 511. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABHES; CAAHEP; ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Business Administration; Computer Literacy; Correctional Science; Criminal Justice; Data Processing - Business; Dental Assisting; Dental Office Management; Health Care & Management; Medical Assistant; Respiratory Therapy; Secretarial, Legal; Security Training

BARSTOW

Barstow Community College

2700 Barstow Rd., Barstow, CA 92311. Two-Year College. Founded 1960. Contact: Joseph A. Clark, VP of Community-based Education, (760)252-2411, Fax: (760)252-1875, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.barstow.edu/. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 1,753, women 1,546. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (18 Wk); Automotive Technology (18 Wk); Clerical, General (18 Wk); Computer Technology (18 Wk); Cosmetology (18 Wk); Criminal Justice (18 Wk); Drafting Technology (18 Wk); Early Childhood Specialist (18 Wk); Electronics Technology (18 Wk); Fire Science (18 Wk); Library Technical Assistant (18 Wk); Management (18 Wk); Medical Assistant (18 Wk); Photography (18 Wk); Real Estate, Basic (18 Wk); Secretarial, General (18 Wk); Welding Technology (18 Wk); Word Processing (18 Wk)

Bridges Academy of Beauty

423 E. Main St., Barstow, CA 92311. Cosmetology. Founded 1966. Contact: Vici Bridges, (760)256-0515, Fax: (760)256-5379, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://bridgesacademyofbeauty.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: Total 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Beauty (600 Hr); Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

BELL

Cynthia's Beauty Academy

4130 E. Gage Ave., Bell, CA 90201. Cosmetology. Founded 1976. Contact: Jose Munoz, Dir., (323)560-2207, 888-560-4790, Fax: (323)560-7795. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,440 plus $1,400 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 10, women 338. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr)

BELL GARDENS

G.D.S. Institute of American Science

6730 Florence Ave., Bell Gardens, CA 90201-4956. Allied Medical. Founded 1993. Contact: Ralph Mijangos, (213)388-2833, Fax: (213)388-2838. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Enrollment: Total 70. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: AAMAE. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Assistant (35.5 Wk); Medical Laboratory Assistant (18.5 Wk); Secretarial, Medical (19 Wk)

BENICIA

National Neon Institute

1070 Tyler St., Benicia, CA 94510. Trade and Technical. Founded 1990. Contact: Gary Mann, Administrator, (707)747-6167, 800-626-4217, Fax: (707)747-6186, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.neonschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Neon Sign Technology (14 Wk)

BERKELEY

Acupressure Institute

1533 Shattuck Ave., Ste. D, Berkeley, CA 94709. Other. Founded 1976. Contact: Michael Reed, Ph.D., Founder, (510)845-1059, 800-442-2232, Fax: (510)845-1496, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.acupressure.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 488. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available.

Asians for Job Opportunities in the Bay Area, Inc.

1911 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704-1101. Other. Founded 1974. Contact: Dr. Tony Leong, Jr., Exec.Dir., (510)548-6700, Fax: (510)548-9300, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ajob.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies by program, but those qualified under federal, state or local grants attend free of charge. Enrollment: men 50, women 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Building Maintenance; Clerical, General; Computer Literacy; English As A Second Language (17 Wk)

Berkley English Academy

2161 Shattuck Ave., Ste. 313, Berkeley, CA 94704. Other. Founded 1990. Contact: William Hartney, (510)549-9054, Fax: (510)549-3357, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.berkeleyenglishacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $450 for four-week intensive ESL class. Enrollment: men 58, women 70. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: English As A Second Language

ELS Language Centers - Berkeley

2425 Prospect St., Berkeley, CA 94704. Other. Founded 1961. Contact: Dean Wright, Center Dir., (510)845-0201, Fax: (510)845-4323, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.els.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Month. Tuition: $1,395 intensive; $1,045 semi-intensive. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: English As A Second Language (3-4 Wk)

reSource

Box 5398, Berkeley, CA 94705. Other. Founded 1983. Contact: Gail Stewart, Founder/Dir. of Training, (510)433-7917, Fax: (510)841-3258, Web Site: http://www.re-source.to. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 16. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bodywork; Massage Therapy (200-1000Hr)

BLUE LAKE

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

PO Box 816, Blue Lake, CA 95525. Art. Founded 1975. Contact: Joan Schirle, Dir., (707)668-5663, Fax: (707)668-5665, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.dellarte.com; Kay Elewski, Admissions Dir., E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $10,900 including fees. Enrollment: Total 43. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NAST. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Theatre Arts (32 Wk)

BLYTHE

Palo Verde College

One College Dr, Blythe, CA 92225. Two-Year College. Founded 1947. Contact: William J. Smith, VP of Instructional Services, (760)921-5500, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.paloverde.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $300 per year (in-state); $3,600 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 225. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Aeronautics (2 Yr); Banking (1 Yr); Building Trades (1 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business Management; Clerk, Typist; Computer Technology (2 Yr); Correctional Science (2 Yr); Cosmetology (1 Yr); Crafts (1 Yr); Data Processing (1 Yr); Early Childhood Specialist (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (1 Yr); Fire Science (2 Yr); Hazardous Waste Technology (1 Yr); Home Economics (2 Yr); Merchandising (2 Yr); Nursing, Vocational (1 Yr); Police Science; Real Estate, Basic (1 Yr); Secretarial, General

BONSALL

Rawhide Vocational College

Box 216, Bonsall, CA 92003. Trade and Technical. Founded 1971. Contact: C. Chown, (619)758-0083, Fax: (619)758-0248. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $1,150. Enrollment: men 8, women 10. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Placement service available. Curriculum: Horsemanship (2 Yr)

BREA

Marr Construction Management Institute

1246 Sunnyhills Ave., Brea, CA 92821. Trade and Technical, Other. Founded 1986. Contact: Kenneth Marr, (714)990-8820, Fax: (714)529-4151. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $4,800. Enrollment: Total 2. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Construction Management (2 mo)

BUENA PARK

Southern California School of Evangelism

7201 Walnut Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620-1798. Other. Founded 1969. Contact: Charles E. Stancill, (714)523-1700. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: None. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Minister (2 Yr)

BURBANK

Elegante Beauty College (Burbank)

200 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502-1209. Cosmetology. Contact: Rita Scavo, (714)367-9525, Fax: (714)367-9528. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,685-$7,800. Enrollment: men 2, women 45. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology

Weist-Barron-Hill, Acting for Television

4300 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505. Other. Founded 1958. Contact: Lyle or Andrea Hill, (818)846-5595, (818)880-5141, Fax: (818)878-1882, Web Site: http://weistbarronhillacting.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 150, women 250. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Acting; Television, Commercial & Announcing

CALABASAS

Japanese Language Center, Soka University of America

26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, CA 91302-1950. Other. Founded 1992. Contact: Daniel Y. Habuki, Pres., (818)878-6400, Fax: (818)880-9326, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.soka.edu/calabasas. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $150 per semester. Enrollment: men 6, women 9. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: WASC. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Language (15 Wk)

Real Estate Video Educational Institute

24007 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 110, Calabasas, CA 91302. Correspondence. Founded 1986. Contact: Rick N. Gould, (818)222-4515, 800-582-7979, 800-582-7979, Fax: (818)222-8150, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.revei.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $89.00/45 hr. package; other courses $94.80-$124.80. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Real Estate Appraisal; Real Estate, Basic; Real Estate, Financing; Real Estate Law; Real Estate Management

CAMARILLO

Channel Islands Aviation, Inc.

305 Durley Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010. Flight and Ground. Founded 1976. Contact: Curtis Warn, School Mgr., (805)987-1301, Fax: (805)987-8301, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.flycia.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $6,731 - $8,065. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Private Pilot (100 Hr)

CAMPBELL

Go Western Travel School

1901 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 500, Campbell, CA 95008. Trade and Technical. Founded 1986. Contact: Daija Avary, Owner/Dir., (408)558-7000, Fax: (408)558-7004, Web Site: http://www.gowesterntravelschool.com/; Web Site: http://www.gowesterntravelschool.com/09_contact.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $998 online; $1,925 onsite (prices include registration, texts and materials). Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Travel Agents

CANOGA PARK

California Brokers Institute

21133 Victory Blvd., Ste. 216, Canoga Park, CA 91303. Correspondence. Founded 1974. Contact: Don Kalal, Owner/Dir., (818)715-0088, 800-934-9188, Fax: (818)715-0822, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://license4realestate.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $59-$79 per course plus $7 for shipping and handling. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Real Estate Broker; Real Estate Sales License

Courtesy Career College

8399 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 200, Canoga Park, CA 91304. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. Founded 1986. Contact: Rose Zone, (818)349-6300, (818)883-9002, Fax: (818)349-6380, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://courtesycareercollege.com/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 150. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Graphics; Printing; Printing Technology

CANYON COUNTRY

Canyon Country Beauty College

18914 Soledad Canyon Rd., Canyon Country, CA 91387. Cosmetology. Founded 1976. Contact: E.M. Luciano, Dir., (661)251-3261. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 32. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Makeup Facial Treatment (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Clarita Career College

27125 Sierra Hwy., Ste. 329, Canyon Country, CA 91351. Allied Medical, Business, Trade and Technical. Founded 1995. Contact: Julie Ha, (661)252-1864, 888-847-3695, Fax: (661)252-2153, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.claritacareercollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $7,620 to $12,725 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 27, women 186. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Legal Assistant (900 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (570 Hr); Medical Assistant (750 Hr); Medical Laboratory Assistant (510 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (900 Hr)

Contractors State License Service (Canyon Country)

1774 Sierra Hwy, Canyon Country, CA 91351. Trade and Technical. Contact: David Mizener, Pres./CEO, (661)299-6625, 800-400-EXAM, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cslscorp.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (6 Da); Business Law; Estimating (6 Da); Inspection Technology (6 Da)

CARLSBAD

Rands Systems, Inc.

Ocean Point Tech Center, 5411 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Trade and Technical. Founded 1984. Contact: Barbara Rapkin, (760)431-8355, 800-231-6835, Fax: (760)431-4743, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.randssystems.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,087. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Manufacturing Technology (65 Days)

CARMICHAEL

California Institute of Jewelry Training

5805 Windmill Way, Carmichael, CA 95608. Trade and Technical. Founded 1979. Contact: Dee Rouse Huth, Founder, (916)487-1122, 800-731-1122, Fax: (916)487-1189, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.jewelrytraining.com/. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: Total 30. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Gemology; Jewelry Design - Repair & Stone Setting

CARSON

Maric College (Carson)

20700 Avalon Blvd., Ste. 210, Carson, CA 90746. Two-Year College, Allied Medical.(310)532-6328, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/maric_carson.html; Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/california_request-info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,850 per year; $2,803 other expenses. Enrollment: Total 189. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Networking (720 Hr); Computer Technology (720 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Insurance Specialist (720 Hr); Paralegal (720 Hr)

RWM Fiber Optics, Inc.

16627 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Paul Bonagura, Dir./Instructor, (310)769-0968, (310)769-5773, 888-768-0968, Fax: (310)769-0990, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.rwmfiber.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $5,400 fiber optic technician, $5,950 CATV/satelite installation. Enrollment: Total 40. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Telecommunications Technology

CASTRO VALLEY

Valley Beauty College

2806 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA 94546. Cosmetology. Founded 1959. Contact: Alan Cox, Dir. & Owner, (510)538-5955. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: Call for current figures. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (350 Hr)

CATHEDRAL CITY

Coachella Valley Technical Skills Center

35325 Date Palm Dr., Ste. 101, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Business. Founded 1996. Contact: Emelyn Duarte, Dir., (760)328-5554, Fax: (760)328-5357. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Enrollment: men 28, women 22. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bookkeeping (12 Wk); Computer Technology (16 Wk); Medical Office Management (12 Wk); Office, General (12 Wk)

Contractors State License Service (Cathedral City)

67-712 East Ramon Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Trade and Technical. Contact: David Mizener, Pres./CEO, (760)778-2606, 800-400-EXAM, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cslscorp.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (6 Da); Business Law; Estimating (6 Da); Inspection Technology (6 Da)

Desert Cities Real Estate School

34-400 Date Palm Dr., Ste. J, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Business. Founded 1938. Contact: Don Perfetti, (760)328-8955, Fax: (760)568-3197, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $460. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Real Estate, Basic; Real Estate Broker; Real Estate Sales License

CERRITOS

American Auto Institute

17522 Studebaker Rd., Cerritos, CA 90703. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: Traci Medici, (562)403-2660, (562)403-2661, (866)259-2886, Fax: (562)403-2662, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://americanautoinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,390-$7,500. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automotive Technology (360-720 Hr)

Western College

10900 E. 183rd St., No. 290, Cerritos, CA 90703. Trade and Technical. Founded 1879. Contact: Randy Mastronicola, (562)809-5100, 800-807-5288, Fax: (562)809-7100, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.plattedu.com; Web Site: http://www.westerncollegesocal.com/contact.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Trisemester. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 300. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma, Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (840 Hr); Paralegal (1280 Hr)

CHICO

Chico Beauty College

1356 Longfellow Ave., Chico, CA 95926. Cosmetology. Founded 1963. Contact: Marguerite J. Morrison, (530)343-4201, Fax: (530)343-4231. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (40 Wk); Cosmetology Instructor (15 Wk); Manicurist (9 Wk)

CHULA VISTA

Pima Medical Institute

780 Bay Blvd., No. 101, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1988.800-477-PIMA, Web Site: http://www.pmi.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $8,509 per year; $9,180 room and board. Enrollment: Total 237. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABHES; JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (30-33 Wk); Medical Assistant (35-40 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (35-40 Wk); Respiratory Therapy (85 Wk); Veterinary Assistant (30-34 Wk)

Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91910. Two-Year College. Founded 1961. Contact: Georgia Copeland, Dir. of Admissions and Records, (619)421-6700, Fax: (619)482-6489, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.swc.cc.ca.us. Public. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $588 resident; $4256 non-resident. Enrollment: Total 6,318. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: FAA; WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Aeronautics; Air Conditioning & Heating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Advanced Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Appliance Repair; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Specialist; Banking & Finance; Bilingual Occupations; Building Inspection Technology; Business Management; Business Occupations; Carpentry; Catering; Child Care & Guidance; Computer Aided Design; Computer Aided Drafting; Construction Technology; Correctional Science; Data Processing - Programming Operations; Drafting, Architectural; Electrical Appliance; Electronics Technology; Emergency Medical Technology; High School Diploma; Home Economics; Import - Export; Industrial Engineering Technology; Instructional Aide; Landscaping; Law Enforcement; Management; Manufacturing Technology; Marketing & Sales, Music; Medical Office Management; Merchandising, Sales; Microcomputers; Motorcycle Repair; Music; Nursery Management; Nurses Aide; Office, General; Paramedic; Park & Turf Management; Photography; Real Estate, Basic; Recreation Leadership; Secretarial, Bilingual; Secretarial, Science; Small Business Management; Small Engine Repair; Surgical Technology; Technician, Industrial Service; Travel Agents

CITRUS HEIGHTS

Citrus Heights Beauty College

7518 Baird Way, Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Cosmetology. Founded 1969. Contact: Mr. Troy, (916)725-6861, Fax: (916)725-7838, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://chbeautycollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,100 cosmetology; $8,200 esthetician; $2,000 manicurist; reduced rates for adult education. Enrollment: men 6, women 69. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Construction Plus Training

8350 Auburn Blvd., Ste. 135, Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: John Echols, (916)721-0264, 800-886-0264, Fax: (916)721-8755, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cptraining.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $5,985. Enrollment: Total 24. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Construction Management (12 Wk)

Healing Arts Institute

7525 Auburn Blvd., Ste. 9, Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Other. Founded 1990. Contact: Dr. James Mally, (916)725-3999, 800-718-6824, Fax: (916)725-3888, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://healingartsinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: men 25, women 95. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy; Reflexology; Shiatsu

National Career Education

6060 Sunrise Vista Dr., Ste. 3000, Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Allied Medical. Founded 1989. Contact: Nora M. Wilkinson, Director, (916)969-4900, 800-441-4623, Fax: (916)723-7290, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ncecollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $7,150-$8,300. Enrollment: Total 330. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (8/9 Mo); EKG Technician (8/9 Mo); Hospital Ward Clerk (8/9 Mo); Medical Administrative Assistant (8/9 Mo); Medical Assistant (8/9 Mo); Medical Insurance Specialist (8 Mo); Medical Laboratory Assistant (8/9 Mo); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (8/9 Mo); Optometric Assistant (8/9 Mo)

CITY OF INDUSTRY

Bryman College (City of Industry)

12801 Crossroads Pkwy. S, City of Industry, CA 91746-3412. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1985. Contact: Nagui Elyas, (562)945-9191, 800-900-6682, Fax: (562)945-0012, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/about.php?schoolLocation=City%20of%20Industry. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,936; $884 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 993. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business Management (648 Hr); Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Insurance Specialist (560 Hr); Medical Office Management (720 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr)

CLOVIS

ITT Technical Institute (Clovis)

362 N. Clovis Ave., Clovis, CA 93612. Trade and Technical.(559)325-5400, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits)

Maric College (Fresno)

44 Shaw Ave., Clovis, CA 93612. Two-Year College, Allied Medical. (559)325-3866, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/maric_fresno.html; Web Site: http://www.mariccollege.edu/california_request-info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $9,681; $591 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 210. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Criminal Justice (970 Hr); Dental Assisting (780 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (740 Hr); Rehabilitation Therapy (720 Hr)

COALINGA

West Hills College

300 Cherry Ln., Coalinga, CA 93210. Two-Year College. Founded 1932. Contact: Beverly B. Smith, Educational Services, (559)934-2000, 800-266-1114, Fax: (559)935-2966, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.westhillscollege.com/coalinga. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $11 per unit, resident; $100 nonresident. Enrollment: Total 4,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agriculture, General (2 Yr); Agri-Engineering & Mechanics (2 Yr); Animal Science, General (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Business (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Casino Operations (2 Yr); Clerical, General (2 Yr); Clerk, Typist (1 Sm); Computer Information Science (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (1 Sm); Heavy Equipment (2 Yr); Horse Management (2 Yr); Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (1 Sm); Office Administration (1 Sm); Office Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Secretarial, Technical (2 Yr); Teacher Assistant (2 Yr); Truck Driving (1 Sm); Welding Technology (2 Yr)

COLTON

Automotive Training Academy of California

491 Wild Rose Ave., Ste. C, Colton, CA 92324. Trade and Technical. Founded 2000. Contact: Norbert H. DeHoff, (909)961-9020, (909)877-4499, Fax: (909)877-4464, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://ataoc.net. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Automotive Technology (160-520 Hr)

Four-D College

1020 E. Washington St., Colton, CA 92324-4107. Nursing, Allied Medical. Founded 1992. Contact: Linda L. Smith, (909)783-9331, 800-600-5422, Fax: (909)783-9334, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.4DDDD.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,000-$18,500. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ABHES. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Clerical, Medical (4 Mo); Medical Assistant (8 Mo); Medical Insurance Specialist (8 Mo); Nurse, Assistant (2 Mo); Nursing, Vocational (1 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (8 Mo)

COMMERCE

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

972 South Goodrich Blvd., Commerce, CA 90022. Business. Founded 1963. Contact: Martin Castro, Pres./CEO, (323)890-1555, Fax: (323)722-1536, Web Site: http://www.maof.org. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: None required. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Literacy (22 Wk); Word Processing (6 Wk)

COMPTON

Communities In Schools of South Bay

1610-BW. Rosecrans Ave., Compton, CA 90220. Business, Other. Founded 1991. Contact: Victoria M. Adams, (310)637-7422, (310)639-5095, Fax: (310)638-2965, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,995, no charge to qualified applicants, ROP, ETP. Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Applications (120-360 Hr)

Compton College

1111 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90221. Two-Year College. Founded 1927. Contact: Jamillah Moore, Interim Pres., (310)900-1600, (310)637-2660, Fax: (310)900-1695, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.compton.edu. Public. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,400/yr. Enrollment: Total 5,943. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Auto Engine Diagnosis; Auto Mechanics Tune Up; Automotive Specialist; Automotive Technology; Aviation Technology; Computer Science - Terminal Operation; Computer Servicing - Theory & Systems; Construction Technology; Criminal Justice; Data Processing; Drafting, Industrial; Dressmaking & Design; Electronics Technology; Fire Science; Home Economics; Industrial Technology; Key Punch; Machine Technology; Machine Tool & Die Design; Nursery School Assistant; Nursing, R.N.; Nursing, Vocational; Office Management; Paralegal; Paramedic; Printing; Printing, Offset, Advanced; Printing Technology, Lithographic; Real Estate, Basic; Recreation Leadership; Secretarial, General; Sewing, Commercial; Transcribing Machine Operator

CONCORD

Contractors State License Service (Concord)

1170 Burnett Ave., Stes. A & B, Concord, CA 94520. Trade and Technical. Contact: David Mizener, Pres./CEO, (925)686-8393, 800-400-EXAM, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cslscorp.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (6 Da); Business Law; Estimating (6 Da); Inspection Technology (6 Da)

DeLoux School of Cosmetology (Concord)

4330 Clayton Rd., Ste. E, Concord, CA 94521. Cosmetology. Contact: Deborah Robinson, (925)602-1040, (925)602-1041, Fax: (925)682-0588, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 2, women 45. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

Helicopter Adventures

81 John Glenn Dr., Concord, CA 94520. Flight and Ground. Founded 1987. Contact: Patrick Corr, Pres., (925)686-2917, 800-686-4080, Fax: (925)686-2986, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.heli.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: men 70, women 5. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA; ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, External Load Operator - Rotocraft; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Helicopter Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Private Pilot (40 Hr)

Mount Diablo Adult Education

1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord, CA 94518. Trade and Technical. Founded 1940. Contact: Susan K. Garske, (415)685-7340, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Bookkeeping; Business, General Office; Clerk, Typist; Computer Repair; Health Aide; High School Diploma; Nurses Aide; Office, General; Typing

Pacific States Aviation, Inc.

51 John Glenn Dr., Concord, CA 94520. Flight and Ground. Founded 1946. Contact: Maureen Bell, (925)685-4400, Fax: (925)687-2434, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://pacificstatesaviation.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: SAF. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction

Paris Beauty College

1950 E. Market St., No. E, Concord, CA 94520-2618. Cosmetology. Founded 1961. Contact: Doreen, Administrator, (925)685-7600, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://parisbeautycollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,075-$8,800 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 6, women 168. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Worldwide Educational Services

2280 Diamond Blvd., Ste. 330, Concord, CA 94520. Trade and Technical. Founded 1976. Contact: Neil Barth, Dir., (925)798-2000, Fax: (925)798-5314, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.wesoc.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 400. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Bookkeeping; Clerk, Typist; Computer Networking; Computer Operator; Customer Service; Data Entry; Electronics Technology; Management; Medical Transcription; Secretarial, Administrative; Secretarial, Data Processing; Secretarial, Medical

CORTE MADERA

Institute of Conscious BodyWork, Alive & Well

150 Nellan Ave., Corte Madera, CA 94925. Trade and Technical. Founded 1987. Contact: Jocelyn Olivier, Dir., (415)945-9945, 888-259-5961, Fax: (415)945-9944, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.alivewell.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $1,700-$14,789. Enrollment: Total 200. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy

COSTA MESA

Contractors State License Service (Costa Mesa)

3303 Harbor Blvd. No. G12, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Trade and Technical. Contact: David Mizener, Pres./CEO, (714)708-8200, 800-400-EXAM, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cslscorp.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (6 Da); Business Law; Estimating (6 Da); Inspection Technology (6 Da)

International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics

711 West 17th St., Ste. G9, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Cosmetology, Trade and Technical. Founded 1989. Contact: Susan Church, (949)548-6447, (714)839-6543, Fax: (949)548-6452, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.susanchurch.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $450 per class. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Permanent Makeup; Tattooing

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Two-Year College. Founded 1947. Contact: James West, Associate Registrar, (714)432-0202, Fax: (714)432-5184, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.occ.cccd.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $1,568 per year (in-state); $8,344 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 22,933. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: JRCRTE; ABHES; ADA; CAAHEP; FAA; NAAB; WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance (2 Yr); Airline & Travel Careers (1 Yr); Apparel Arts (2 Yr); Architectural Technology (2 Yr); Aviation Maintenance Technology (2 Yr); Avionics (2 Yr); Biological Technology (2 Yr); Cardio Pulmonary Technology (2 Yr); Commercial Art (2 Yr); Computer Aided Design (2 Yr); Computer Aided Drafting (2 Yr); Computer Graphics (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (2 Yr); Construction Technology (2 Yr); Costume Design (2 Yr); Culinary Arts (2 Yr); Dance (2 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Dietetic Technology (2 Yr); Display Design (2 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (1 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (1 Yr); Fashion Careers; Fashion Merchandising (2 Yr); Food Processing Technology (2 Yr); Food Service & Management (2 Yr); Heating Technology (1 Yr); Home Economics (2 Yr); Horticulture, Ornamental (2 Yr); Hotel & Motel Management (2 Yr); Interior Design (2 Yr); Machine Technology (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Media Technology (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Transcription (1 Yr); Music (2 Yr); Office Technology (1 Yr); Photography - Still Camera Technology (2 Yr); Physical Fitness (1 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Ultrasonography (2 Yr); Video Production (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr); Writing (2 Yr)

Pacific College

3160 Redhill Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Allied Medical. Founded 1993. Contact: William L. Nelson, (714)662-4462, 800-867-2243, Fax: (714)662-1702. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 325. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Networking (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Technology - Cardiology (1140 Hr); Nurse, Assistant (202 Hr); Nursing, Vocational (1542 Hr); Office Technology (720 Hr)

Paul Mitchell-The School

1534 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Cosmetology. Contact: John Paul Dejoria, Owner/CEO, (714)546-8786, 877-903-5375, Fax: (714)546-8783, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.paulmitchelltheschool.com. Private. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $14,625 cosmetologist; $7,575 ethetician. Enrollment: men 38, women 300. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology

COVINA

National Bartenders School (Covina)

200 Citrus Ave., Covina, CA 91723. Trade and Technical. Founded 1979. Contact: Mike Brown, (626)996-7555, 800-646-6499, Fax: (626)858-5293, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://nationalbartenders.com; Web Site: http://www.learningbartending.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $680. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET; ACICS; ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bartending (40 Hr)

CULVER CITY

Culver City Beauty College

3834 Main St., 800CUT-CLASS, Culver City, CA 90232. Cosmetology. Founded 1957. Contact: Jim Nguyen, (310)837-0411, (310)837-4417, Fax: (310)202-1432, Web Site: http://www.1800cutclass.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Enrollment: men 15, women 85. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr)

West Los Angeles College

9000 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. Two-Year College. Founded 1969. Contact: Dr. Lawrence Jarmon, Dean of Admissions, (310)287-4200, Fax: (310)841-0396, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.wlac.cc.ca.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $500 resident; $4200 non-resident. Enrollment: Total 7,742. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: FAA; WASC; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Aviation Maintenance Technology; Business Management; Child Care & Guidance; Computer Science - Terminal Operation (2 Yr); Computer Technology; Cooperative Education; Criminal Justice; Data Processing - Business; Dental Hygiene; Drafting, Engineering; Drafting Technology; Early Childhood Specialist; Electronics, Aviation; Emergency Medical Technology; Hospitality; Management; Marketing; Merchandising; Office Administration; Paralegal; Real Estate, Basic; Secretarial, Medical; Travel & Tourism; Word Processing

CUPERTINO

De Anza College

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Pat A. Fifield, Associate Registrar, (408)864-5678, (408)864-5300, Fax: (408)864-8329, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.deanza.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $8 per quarter unit. Enrollment: men 12,435, women 14,703. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: APTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Bookkeeping (9 Mo); Building Material Management (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business, General Office (2 Yr); Business Management (6 Mo); Communications Technology (2 Yr); Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 Yr); Computer Graphics (2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Desktop Publishing (2 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Energy Management (2 Yr); Environmental Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Health Aide (9 Mo); Industrial Management & Supervision (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Machine Tool Programming Technology (2 Yr); Machinist, Production (2 Yr); Marketing Management (2 Yr); Massage Therapy (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Metal Trades Technology (2 Yr); Microcomputers (2 Yr); Nurse, Assistant (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Nursing, Vocational (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (2 Yr); Purchasing (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic (2 Yr); Receptionist (9 Mo); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Security Training (2 Yr); Small Business Management (2 Yr); Tax Consultant (1 Yr); Television Production (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

CYPRESS

Cypress College

9200 Valley View St., Cypress, CA 90630-5897. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Regina Ford, Dir. Admissions, (714)484-7000, (714)484-7432, Fax: (714)826-4070, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cypresscollege.edu; Dr. Majorie D. Lewis, Pres.. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $26/unit residents; $149/unit non-resident; $169/unit out-of-country. Enrollment: Total 14,921. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Aeronautics; Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Appliance Repair; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Clerical, General; Commercial Art; Court Reporting; Culinary Occupations; Flight Attendant; Geology Laboratory Technology; Management; Marketing; Medical Assistant; Medical Record Technology; Merchandising; Mortuary Science; Music; Nursing, R.N.; Nursing, Vocational; Photography; Psychiatric Technology; Secretarial, General; Teacher Assistant; Voice; Word Processing

DALY CITY

Computer Training College

6755 Mission St., Daly City, CA 94014-2040. Trade and Technical. Founded 1992. Contact: Allen Mirzaei, (650)755-9191. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $200-$9,900. Enrollment: men 23, women 18. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Computer Networking; Computer Science; Medical Office Management; Secretarial, General

DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Desert Springs Therapy Center

66705 6th St., Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3212. Other, Allied Medical. Founded 1988. Contact: Charles Thomas, Ph.D., (760)329-5066, (866)886-8867, Fax: (760)251-6206, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Month. Tuition: $750-$4,500 per program. Enrollment: Total 16. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (5 Mo)

EL CAJON

Advanced Training Associates

1810 Gillespie Way, Ste. 104, El Cajon, CA 92020. Trade and Technical. Founded 1996. Contact: Joanna Zakarin, Dir., (619)596-2766, 800-720-2125, Fax: (619)596-4526, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.advancedtraining.net. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 3. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA; COE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground (200 Hr); Computer Networking (340 Hr); Computer Repair (200 Hr); Electronics Technology (40-200 Hr); Information Systems (720 Hr); Telecommunications Technology (40-225 Hr)

Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020. Two-Year College. Founded 1961. Contact: Brad Tiffany, Dean of Admissions and Records, (619)644-7000, Fax: (619)461-3396, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.grossmont.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $15 per unit plus $10 health fee, $18 parking fee. Enrollment: Total 14,500. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical; Broadcasting Technology; Business, International; Business Management; Child Care & Guidance; Computer Technology; Data Processing; Drama - Theatre; Food Preparation & Service; Law Enforcement; Marketing Management; Merchandising, Sales; Nursing, R.N.; Photography; Police Science; Respiratory Therapy; Retail Management; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal

Je Boutique College of Beauty

1073 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92021. Cosmetology. Founded 1968. Contact: B. M. Manley, (619)442-3407, Fax: (619)442-6718, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.sandiegobeautyacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2595-$9,495. Enrollment: Total 180. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

EL CENTRO

Center for Employment Training (El Centro)

294 S.3rd St., El Centro, CA 92243. Trade and Technical. Contact: Judy Siquieros, Dir., (760)337-6565, Web Site: http://www.cetweb.org/elcentro. Private. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $7,671. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

EL MONTE

California Business Institute

PO Box 4849, El Monte, CA 91734. Other. Founded 1985. Contact: Greg Wong, (626)444-7779, 800-464-6450, Fax: (818)444-4268. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: men 52, women 114. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Bookkeeping (38 Wk); Medical Assistant (36 Wk); Medical Office Management (30 Wk); Microcomputers (30 Wk); Surgical Technology (72 Wk)

International Technical School

2714 Durfee Ave., El Monte, CA 91732. Trade and Technical. Founded 1981. Contact: Geraldine Kuykendall, (626)575-4826, Fax: (626)575-7480. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,770-$4,712. Enrollment: Total 325. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCET. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Auto Engine Diagnosis (14 Wk); Auto Mechanics (9 Wk); Auto Mechanics - Tune Up (13 Wk); Computer Repair (14 Wk); Mechanics, Basic (17 Wk); Sewing Machine Operator (19 Wk); Word Processing (14 Wk)

Professional Institute of Beauty

10801 E. Valley Mall, El Monte, CA 91731. Cosmetology. Contact: Jean Taylor, (626)443-9401, (626)255-5218, Fax: (626)443-0401, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pibschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology

EL TORO

Elegante Beauty College (El Toro)

23635 El Toro Rd., Ste. K, El Toro, CA 92630. Cosmetology. Contact: Ms. Abel Pena, Mgr., (949)586-4900, Fax: (949)586-4902. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Enrollment: Total 61. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

EMERYVILLE

National Holistic Institute

5900 Hollis St., Ste. Q, Emeryville, CA 94608. Trade and Technical. Founded 1977. Contact: Jennifer Little, Admissions Manager, (510)547-6442, 800-315-3552, Fax: (510)547-1813, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nhi.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $12,255 plus $294 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 390. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (720 Hr)

ENCINO

American Computer Training

16200 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 328, Encino, CA 91436. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: Christoper Bahadini, (818)789-6600, (323)653-8600, Fax: (818)789-2377, E-mail: [email protected]ertraining.com, Web Site: http://americancomputertraining.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (22 Wk); Accounting Technology (15 Wk); Computer Graphics (22 Wk); Computer Literacy (8 Hr); Computer Technology (16 Hr); Desktop Publishing (15 Wk); Graphic Design (15 Wk); Microsoft Certified Specialist (28 Wk); Multimedia Design (15 Wk); Web Development (25 Wk)

Calig Travel School

15821 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 530, Encino, CA 91436. Trade and Technical. Founded 1983. Contact: Marsha Calig, Pres., (818)703-0100, 800-806-6444, Fax: (818)703-8739, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.caligtravel.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $300 entire course plus $195 annual membership renewal. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Travel Agents (30 Hr)

ESCONDIDO

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

125 W. Mission Ave., Escondido, CA 92025. Other. Founded 1993. Contact: Paula Curtiss, Founding Co-Dir., (760)746-9364, 800-355-6463, Fax: (760)839-0504, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.healinghandsschool.com; Mr. Neha Curtiss, Founding Co-Dir.. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $695-$6,995 per program. Enrollment: men 25, women 75. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bodywork; Holistic Health (1000 Hr); Massage Therapy (100-500 Hr)

EUREKA

College of the Redwoods

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka, CA 95501. Two-Year College. Founded 1964. Contact: Mary C. Miller, (707)476-4100, 800-641-0400, Fax: (707)476-4400, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.redwoods.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $26/unit, in-state; $177/unit, out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 2,578. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agricultural Science; Agriculture, General; Automotive Technology; Business, General Office; Communications, Electronic; Computer Applications; Computer Programming; Computer Technology; Construction Technology; Correctional Science; Court Reporting; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Diesel Technology; Drafting Technology; Drug & Alcohol Counseling; Early Childhood Education; Electronics Technology; Forestry Technology; Heavy Equipment; Law Enforcement; Legal Assistant; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanical Drafting; Medical Assistant; Medical Office Management; Microcomputers; Mining Technology; Numerical Control; Office Machines; Real Estate Broker; Secretarial, Legal; Welding Technology; Wood Crafts

Fredrick & Charles' Beauty College

831 F. St., Eureka, CA 95501. Cosmetology. Founded 1955. Contact: Jeanie Scott, (707)443-2733, Fax: (707)443-1245, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,100 cosmetology; $2,500 manicuring; $3,700 esthetics; $3,700 cosmetology instructor (excludes books and supplies). Enrollment: men 1, women 63. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

FAIRFIELD

DeLoux School of Cosmetology (Fairfield)

1787 N. Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533-3815. Cosmetology. Founded 1985. Contact: Cynthia Whiting, (707)427-1712, 800-427-0022, Fax: (707)427-1721. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $1,000-$4,912. Enrollment: men 2, women 44. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

Solano Community College

4000 Suisun Valley Rd., Fairfield, CA 94534-3197. Two-Year College. Founded 1960. Contact: Gerry Fisher, Assistant Dean, Admissions and Records, (707)864-7000, Fax: (707)864-7175, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.solano.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Semester. Tuition: $151 per unit (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 10,120. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Automotive Technology; Commercial Art; Computer Programming; Computer Servicing - Data Processing; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Drafting Technology; Early Childhood Education; Electronics Technology; Fashion Merchandising; Fire Science; Hazardous Waste Technology; Home Economics; Human Services; Industrial Management & Supervision; Legal Assistant; Maintenance Technology; Marketing; Medical Transcription; Microcomputers; Nursing, R.N.; Photography; Real Estate, Basic; Small Business Management; Telecommunications Technology; Welding Technology; Word Processing

Trinity College

934 Missouri St., Fairfield, CA 94533. Trade and Technical. Founded 1982. (707)425-2288, 800-400-1005, Fax: (707)423-4055, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.trinitycollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies by course, $6,600-$11,500. Enrollment: Total 300. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Office Management (8 Mo); Homeopathic Medicine (10 Mo); Massage Therapy (8 Mo); Medical Assistant (8 Mo); Medical Office Management (8 Mo); Optical Technology (5 Mo); Pharmacy Technician (8 Mo); Surgical Technology (15 Mo)

FONTANA

Balu Academy for Dog Trainers

16376 Jurupa Ave., Fontana, CA 92337-7430. Trade and Technical. Founded 1983. Contact: Jean-Claude Balu, Dir., (909)823-4386, Fax: (909)823-5554, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://jcbalu.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: Total 6. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Dog Training

Richard's Beauty College (Fontana)

16803 Arrow Blvd., Fontana, CA 92335. Cosmetology. Founded 1961. Contact: Robert Gross, Owner/Pres., (909)822-1149, Fax: (909)988-0899, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.gotobeautyschool.com; Web Site: http://www.gotobeautyschool.com/contact.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: Total 70. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

FORTUNA

Loving Hands Institute of Healing Arts

639 11th St., Fortuna, CA 95540-2346. Trade and Technical. Founded 1979. Contact: Dr. Rosalind Skyhawk Ojala, Administrative Dir./Instructor, (707)725-9627, Fax: (707)725-2471, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.lovinghandsinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $25 to $1,400. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ABMP. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Education (140 Hr); Homeopathic Medicine (140-300 Hr); Massage Therapy (150-1000 H); Reflexology (16 Hr)

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Coastline Community College

11460 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2597. Two-Year College. Founded 1976.(714)546-7600, Fax: (714)241-6288, Web Site: http://www.coastline.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $300 per year (in-state); $4,400 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 451. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Accounting, Specialist; Administrative Assistant; Art; Building Inspection Technology; Business Administration; Cartography; Computer Networking; Import - Export; Industrial Management & Supervision; Information Sciences Technology; Legal Assistant; Maintenance, Electrical; Management; Paralegal; Purchasing; Quality Control; Real Estate, Basic; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Small Business Management; Surveying; Telecommunications Technology; Travel & Tourism

FREMONT

Ohlone Community College

43600 Mission Blvd., PO Box 3909, Fremont, CA 94539-0390. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: James E. Wright, Ph.D., (510)659-6000, Fax: (510)659-6034, Web Site: http://www.ohlone.cc.ca.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 4,246, women 5,577. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Computer Information Science; Computer Operations; Computer Programming; Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Deaf Education (2 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electro-Mechanical Technology (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Home Economics (2 Yr); Interior Design (2 Yr); Journalism (2 Yr); Language (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Medical Assistant; Medical Transcription; Microcomputers; Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office, General (2 Yr); Radio & Television (2 Yr); Real Estate Broker (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Small Business Management (2 Yr); Typesetting (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

Sequoia Institute

420 Whitney Place, Fremont, CA 94539. Trade and Technical. Founded 1962. Contact: Jeanette M. Prickett, (510)490-6900, 800-248-8585, Fax: (510)490-8599. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 1,050, women 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automotive Technology (1200 Hr); Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (600-1200 H)

Silicon Valley College (Fremont)

41350 Christy St., Fremont, CA 94538. Trade and Technical. Founded 1989. Contact: Hector Ilvizo, Dir., (510)623-9966, 800-750-5627, Fax: (510)623-9822, Web Site: http://www.svcollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $9,200 per year. Enrollment: Total 1,800. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Graphics (72 Wk); Computer Networking (30 Wk); Drafting, Architectural (30 Wk); Drafting, Electro-Mechanical (48 Wk); Drafting Technology (66 Wk); Massage Therapy (39 Wk); Mechanical Drafting (30 Wk); Medical Assistant (69 Wk); Medical Laboratory Technology (51 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (51 Wk)

WyoTech - Freemont

200 Whitney Place, Fremont, CA 94539. Trade and Technical.(510)490-6900, Fax: (510)490-8599, Web Site: http://www.wyotech.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $26,500 per year. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aeronautics (9-24 Mo); Auto Body & Fender Repair (9-24 Mo); Automation Technology (9-24 Mo); Diesel Technology (9-24 Mo); Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (9-24 Mo); Motorcycle Repair (9-24 Mo)

FRESNO

Auto Service Systems

3430 W. Ashlan, No. 106, Fresno, CA 93722. Trade and Technical. Founded 1997. Contact: Tootie Harris, (559)227-7403, (559)307-2621, 877-999-4522, Fax: (559)227-6402, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $3,995. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automotive Technology (7 Mo)

Contractors State License Service (Fresno)

1665 West Shaw Ave., Ste. 107, Fresno, CA 93711. Trade and Technical. Contact: David Mizener, Pres./CEO, (559)229-2180, 800-400-EXAM, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cslscorp.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (6 Da); Business Law; Estimating (6 Da); Inspection Technology (6 Da)

Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave., Fresno, CA 93741. Two-Year College. Founded 1910. Contact: Anthony Cantu, Dean of Instruction, (559)442-4600, (866)24L-EARN, Fax: (559)237-4232, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $756 per year (in-state); $4,984 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 7,684. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Air Conditioning (2 Yr); Archaeological Technology (2 Yr); Architectural Technology (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics - Diesel (2 Yr); Automotive Collision Repair (2 Yr); Automotive Electronics (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Building Trades (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business, General Office (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Business Technology (2 Yr); Cabinet & Mill Work (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (2 Yr); Clerical, General (2 Yr); Clerical, Medical (1 or 2 Yr); Communications Technology (2 Yr); Computer Aided Design (2 Yr); Computer Aided Drafting (2 Yr); Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Construction Technology (2 Yr); Correctional Science (2 Yr); Costume Design (2 Yr); Criminology - Identification Technology (2 Yr); Data Entry (1 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Drug & Alcohol Counseling (2 Yr); Electrical Technology (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Engineering (2 Yr); Environmental Technology (2 Yr); Fashion Merchandising (2 Yr); Fire Science (1 Yr); Food Service & Management (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Health Information Technology (2 Yr); Home Economics (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Information Systems (2 Yr); Journalism (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Legal Technology (2 Yr); Library Technology (2 Yr); Machine Shop (2 Yr); Manufacturing Technology (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Meat Cutting (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Office Management (2 Yr); Medical Receptionist (2 Yr); Medical Transcription (2 Yr); Music (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic (2 Yr); Real Estate Broker (2 Yr); Real Estate Management (2 Yr); Recreation Leadership (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Safety Technology (2 Yr); Social Work Technology (2 Yr); Teacher Assistant (2 Yr); Theatre Arts (2 Yr); Welding, Pipe (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

Fresno City College - Career & Technology Center

2930 E. Annadale Ave., Fresno, CA 93725. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: Jerry Sall, Counselor, (559)486-0173, Fax: (559)264-1156, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.fresnocitycollege.com/ctc/. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: No tuition - fees for books & supplies. Enrollment: Total 150. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Auto Mechanics (20 Wk); Auto Mechanics - Tune Up (30 Wk); Automotive Collision Repair (30 Wk); Maintenance Technology (30 Wk); Warehouse Management (10 Wk)

Galen College of Medical and Dental Assistants (Fresno)

1325 N. Wishon St., Fresno, CA 93728. Allied Medical. Founded 1967. Contact: Stella Mesple, (559)264-9700, Fax: (559)264-0985, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.galencollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $5,200 - $7,900 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 8, women 150. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Health Aide (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr)

International English Institute

2755 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710. Other. Founded 1980. Contact: Lisa Speake, (559)294-1401, Fax: (559)292-6231, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://ieifresno.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 2,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: English As A Second Language (4-48 wk)

Lyle's College of Beauty

3125 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711-3215. Cosmetology. Contact: Dee Dee Upton, (559)222-6060, Fax: (559)221-1039. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,687 nail technician; $2,125 - $8,140 cosmetology (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 4, women 70. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (600-1600Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

Lyle's First and Herndon College

6735 N. 1st St., Fresno, CA 93710. Cosmetology. Founded 1970. Contact: Dee Dee Upton, (559)432-7591, Fax: (559)432-7595. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,055-$8,685. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Mazzel Flying Service

4885 E. Shields, No. 201, Fresno, CA 93726. Flight and Ground. Founded 1936. Contact: Jerry Personius, (559)251-7501, 800-622-8687, Fax: (559)255-8900, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.flymfs.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 85, women 15. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction (6 Wk); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot (2 Wk); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying (6-8 Mo); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor (3 Wk); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating (2 Wk); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Helicopter Rating (4 Wk); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying (4-6 Wk); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane (1 Wk); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Single Engine Rating (4-6 Wk)

MTMA Schools, Inc.

1313 P St., Ste., 205, Fresno, CA 93721-1827. Trade and Technical. Founded 1971. Contact: Craig Anderson, (559)268-0938, 800-722-7477, Fax: (559)268-0558, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://mtmaschools.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $4,195. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business Administration (22 Wk); Business, General Office (14 Wk); Clerical, Medical (14 Wk); Hotel & Motel Management (10 Wk); Medical Administrative Assistant (22-30 Wk)

Police Science Institute

2150 Tulare St., Fresno, CA 93721. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Hakim Eslami, (559)442-3200, Fax: (559)442-3210, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.psi-edu.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bus Driving (6-8 Wk); Computer Literacy; Investigation (6 Wk); Legal Office Administration; Security Training (6 Wk)

Quality College

4747 N. 1st St., Fresno, CA 93726-0563. Other. Founded 1994. Contact: Lon Edwards, (559)497-5050, 800-542-2225, Fax: (559)264-4464. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: men 48, women 62. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Custodial Training (10 Wk); Massage Therapy (18 Wk); Medical Assistant (12 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (18 Wk); Physical Therapy Aide (18 Wk); Truck Driving (4 Wk)

Sierra Valley College

4747 N. 1st St. Bldg. D, Fresno, CA 93726. Trade and Technical. Founded 1973. Contact: Donald Goodpaster, Dir., (559)222-0947, Fax: (559)222-2973, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://sierravalleycollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $8,700 per year plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 10, women 137. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Court Reporting (3 Yr)

Therapeutic Learning Center

3636 N. 1st St., No. 160, Fresno, CA 93726. Trade and Technical. Founded 1986. Contact: Evangeline Hentrich, (559)225-7772, Fax: (559)227-3155, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $3,150/Swedish course. Enrollment: Total 24. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (250 Hr)

Truck Driving Academy

2757 S. Golden State Blvd., Fresno, CA 93725. Trade and Technical. Founded 1984. Contact: Charles J. Grant, (916)381-2285, 800-432-4442, Fax: (916)381-4359. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $4,999-$3,995. Enrollment: Total 35. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Truck Driving (4-8 Wk)

FULLERTON

Fullerton College

321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832-2095. Two-Year College. Founded 1913. Contact: Peter Fong, Dean of Admissions and Records, (714)992-7000, (714)992-7568, Fax: (714)526-6651, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.fullcoll.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $400 per year (in-state); $3,500 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 19,862. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Advertising (2 Yr); Automotive Service (2 Yr); Broadcasting Technology (2 Yr); Building Material Management (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance; Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Construction Technology (2 Yr); Cosmetology (2 Yr); Data Processing (2 Yr); Drama Theatre (2 Yr); Electronics, Digital (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Fashion Careers (2 Yr); Home Economics; Horticulture; Interior Design (2 Yr); Journalism; Landscaping (2 Yr); Machine Shop (2 Yr); Mechanical Drafting (2 Yr); Merchandising (2 Yr); Music (2 Yr); Nursery Management (2 Yr); Oceanographic Technology (2 Yr); Office, General (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Police Science (2 Yr); Printing (2 Yr); Purchasing (2 Yr); Radio & Television; Real Estate, Basic (2 Yr); Recreation Technology (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Technical Illustration (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr)

St. Jude Medical Center

101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr., Fullerton, CA 92835. Allied Medical. Founded 1963. Contact: Agnes Therese, Dir., (714)871-3280, Fax: (714)992-3029, Web Site: http://www.stjudemedicalcenter.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Term: Semester. Tuition: None required. Enrollment: Total 4. Degrees awarded: Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (2 Yr)

GARBERVILLE

Heartwood Institute

220 Harmony Ln., Garberville, CA 95542-9461. Trade and Technical. Founded 1978. Contact: Bruce Burger, Founder, (707)923-5002, 877-936-9663, Fax: (707)923-5010, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.heartwoodinstitute.com; Web Site: http://www.heartwoodinstitute.com/content/contact/index.htm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Curriculum: Bodywork; Holistic Health (1,000 Hr); Massage Therapy (6-12 Mo); Nutritionist

GARDEN GROVE

Advance Beauty College

10121 Westminster Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843. Cosmetology. Founded 1999. Contact: Linh Nguyen, (714)530-2131, Fax: (714)530-7701, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.advancebeautycollege.com; Tam Nguyen, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,325 - $6,928 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 30, women 1,477. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr); Massage Therapy (100-1000Hr)

Career Academy of Beauty - Seal Beach

12471 Valley View St., Garden Grove, CA 92845. Cosmetology, Other. Founded 1968. Contact: Cari Eisele, (562)431-1366, (714)897-3010, Fax: (714)898-8019, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://beautycareers.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 25, women 125. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

Career Academy of Beauty (West Garden Grove)

12471 Valley View, Garden Grove, CA 92845. Cosmetology. Contact: Dayna Pattison, Director/owner, (714)897-3010, Web Site: http://beautycareers.com. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,502 to $9,600 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 6, women 214. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (400 Hr)

Concorde Career College (Garden Grove)

12951 Euclid St., Ste. 101, Garden Grove, CA 92840. Allied Medical. Founded 1964. Contact: Pablo Hojberg, Admissions Dir., (714)703-1900, 800-464-1212, Fax: (714)530-4737, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.concordecareercolleges.com/garden; Web Site: http://www.concordecareercolleges.com/contact.asp. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $10,141 to $23,059 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 113, women 400. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (37-45 Wk); Medical Assistant (30 Wk); Medical Office Management (720 Hr); Nursing, Vocational (1572 Hr)

Newton International College

8762 Garden Grove Blvd., Ste. 102, Garden Grove, CA 92844. Trade and Technical, Other. Founded 1991. Contact: Austin H. Park, Pres., (714)530-9288, Fax: (714)530-9291, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.newtoninternationalcollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Enrollment: men 60, women 40. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Dental Laboratory Technology (480-960 Hr); English As A Second Language (720 Hr); Office Technology (450 Hr); Web Development (450 Hr)

Orange Dental Technical College

9636 Garden Grove Blvd., Ste. 26, Garden Grove, CA 92844. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: Jae Y. Chung, (714)539-8505, Fax: (714)539-5631. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $5,450 for 7 months. Enrollment: Total 30. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Dental Technology

Thanh Le College, School of Cosmetology (Garden Grove)

12875 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840. Cosmetology. Founded 1979. Contact: Joan Rumishek, (714)748-7019, Fax: (714)971-1509. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $550-$6,715. Enrollment: men 7, women 82. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Makeup Facial Treatment (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

GARDENA

American College of Medical Technology

555 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Ste. 100, Gardena, CA 90248-1611. Allied Medical. Founded 1974. Contact: Liana Silva, Dir. of Student Affairs Dept., (310)324-1000, 888-393-0400, Fax: (310)515-0400, Web Site: http://acmt.ac. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $9,157-$21,175 depending on course and course combinations. Enrollment: Total 523. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Laboratory Technology (8 Mo); Medical Office Management; Medical Technology; X-Ray Technology (12 Mo)

Bryman College (Gardena)

1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Ste. 275, Gardena, CA 90247. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1970. Contact: Cheryll K. Smith, (310)527-7105, 888-741-4271, Fax: (310)527-7985, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/accreditation.php?schoolLocation=Gardena. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,935; $677 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 1,020. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Clerical, Medical (648 Hr); Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr)

Right Way Adult Learning Center

879 W. 190th St., Ste. 200, Gardena, CA 90248. Trade and Technical. Founded 1981. Contact: Lily Ann Cruz, (310)523-2009, Fax: (310)523-1780, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.universities.com/On-Campus/The_Right_Way_Adult_Learning_Center.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,400-$8,000. Enrollment: Total 250. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (300 Hr); Computer Repair (400 Hr); Microcomputers (600 Hr); Word Processing (300 Hr)

GILROY

Center for Employment Training (Gilroy)

7800 Arroyo Cir., Gilroy, CA 95020. Trade and Technical. Founded 1967. Contact: Vernice Estrada, Dir., (408)842-6484, 800-533-2519, Fax: (408)842-7158, Web Site: http://www.cetweb.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $4,995-$6,880. Enrollment: men 40, women 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Heating (1000 Hr); Automotive Specialist (1000 Hr); Bookkeeping (1130 Hr); Cashiering (700 Hr); Child Care & Guidance (1060 Hr); Clerical, Medical (800 Hr); Commercial Foods (1000 Hr); Computer Aided Drafting (1130 Hr); Custodial Training (860 Hr); Data Entry (930 Hr); Electro-Mechanical Technology (830 Hr); Electronics Assembly (760 Hr); Electronics Technology (1130 Hr); Grocery Checking (830 Hr); Landscaping (760 Hr); Machine Tool & Die (1030 Hr); Mechanics, Basic (1130 Hr); Office Technology (1000 Hr); Printing (1060 Hr); Security Training (830 Hr); Sheet Metal (930 Hr); Small Engine Repair (800 Hr); Welding Technology (1030 Hr)

Gavilan College

5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020. Two-Year College. Founded 1919. Contact: Sherrean Carr, Dean of Technical and Public Services, (408)848-4800, Fax: (408)848-4801, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.gavilan.edu; Joy Parker, Dir. of Admissions and Records, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: 216/per semester. Enrollment: Total 1,531. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Secretarial; Art; Aviation Maintenance Technology; Business, General Office; Business Management; Computer Programming (2 Yr); Computer Science; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Drafting & Design Technology; Drafting, Architectural; Drafting Technology; Early Childhood Education; Media Technology; Microcomputers; Music; Nurse, Assistant; Nursing, R.N.; Nursing, Vocational; Police Science (22 Wk)

GLENDALE

Glendale Career College

1021 Grandview Ave., Glendale, CA 91201. Trade and Technical. Contact: Richard D. Hickox, (818)956-4915, 800-840-3108, Fax: (818)243-6028, Web Site: http://www.success.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 309. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCET; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy; Medical Administrative Assistant; Medical Assistant; Medical Technology; Nursing, Vocational; Surgical Technology

Glendale Community College

1500 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91208. Two-Year College. Founded 1926. Contact: Sharon Combs, Dean of Admissions and Records, (818)240-1000, Fax: (818)549-9436, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.glendale.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $26 per unit; $140 nonresident. Enrollment: Total 4,373. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (4 Sm); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground (1 Sm); Aircraft Mechanics (2 Yr); Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance (2 Yr); Airframe Mechanics (2 Yr); Architectural Technology (1 Sm); Bookkeeping (4 Sm); Business Administration (4 Sm); Clerical, General (3 Sm); Commercial Art (2 Yr); Computer Aided Design (4 Sm); Computer Aided Drafting (4 Sm); Cosmetology (2 Sm); Data Processing (5 Sm); Dietetic Technology (2 Sm); Dietician Training (2 Sm); Drafting, Engineering (4 Sm); Drafting Technology (4 Sm); Dressmaking & Design (5 Sm); Early Childhood Education (4 Sm); Electronics Technology (5 Sm); Emergency Medical Technology (4 Sm); Escrow & Title (3 Sm); Fashion Design & Illustration (2 Yr); Fire Science (4 Sm); Flight Attendant (2 Sm); Food Distribution & Management (4 Sm); Home Economics (2 Sm); Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 Yr); Illustration (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (4 Sm); Machine Shop (4 Sm); Management (3 Sm); Marketing (4 Sm); Mechanical Engineering (4 Sm); Medical Assistant (4 Sm); Nurses Aide (2 Sm); Nursing, R.N. (3 Yr); Nursing, Vocational (3 Sm); Real Estate, Basic (4 Sm); Secretarial, Executive (4 Sm); Secretarial, General (4 Sm); Secretarial, Legal (4 Sm); Welding Technology (4 Sm)

Hypnotism Training Institute of Los Angeles

700 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204. Allied Medical. Founded 1967. Contact: Gil Moyne, Dir., (818)242-1159, 800-894-9766, Fax: (818)247-9379. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Hypnotism (200 Hr)

GLENDORA

Citrus College

1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741-1899. Two-Year College. Founded 1915. Contact: Lois Papner, Dean of Admissions and Records, (626)963-0323, (626)914-8511, Fax: (626)914-8613, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.citruscollege.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $26/unit, resident; $167/unit foreign: $151/unit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 12,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Air Conditioning & Heating; Art; Audio Technology; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Technology; Business; Child Care & Guidance; Computer Information Science; Computer Repair; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Diesel Technology; Drafting, Architectural; Drafting Technology; Electronics Technology; Forestry Technology; Health Occupations; Library Technology; Motorcycle Repair; Nursing, Vocational; Office Technology; Photography; Public Affairs; Water & Waste Water Pollution Technology

GUALALA

Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts

44800 Fish Rock Rd., Gualala, CA 95445. Other. Founded 1978. Contact: Cheryl Mitouer, (707)884-3138, Fax: (707)884-4106, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bodyworkmassage.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,000 per program. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (110 Hr)

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

Dynasty Schools

2373 S. Hacienda Blvd., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745-4613. Trade and Technical, Correspondence. Founded 1989. Contact: Jerry Fung, (626)855-0455, 800-888-8827, Fax: (626)855-0465, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.elicenseschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Contracting; Food Preparation & Service; Insurance Broker; Real Estate Appraisal; Real Estate, Basic; Real Estate Sales License

HANFORD

Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology

810 N. 10th Ave., Hanford, CA 93230. Cosmetology. Founded 1994. Contact: Rachel Lawrence, (559)584-1192, Fax: (559)584-1876. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $4,500. Enrollment: Total 47. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

HAWTHORNE

International School of Bartending

14151 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250. Other. Founded 1990. (310)973-7974, (310)973-0669, 800-974-7974, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mybartendingschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $695 bartending; $1,495 casino dealing. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bartending (40 HR); Casino Operations (64 Hr)

International School of Cosmetology

13613 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250. Cosmetology. Founded 1976. Contact: Mary Costello, (310)973-7774, Fax: (310)355-1158, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://isoc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,300-$8,800. Enrollment: Total 75. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr)

Security Aviation, Inc.

3732 W. 120th St., Hawthorne, CA 90250. Flight and Ground. Founded 1964. Contact: Chris Miller, GM, (310)978-1095, Fax: (310)978-0703, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.securityaviation.net. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Single Engine Rating

HAYWARD

Bryman College-Hayward

2236 Main St., Hayward, CA 94541. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 2001. Contact: Hector Albizo, School president, (510)582-9500, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/history.php?schoolLocation=Hayward. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $17,913; $511 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 718. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (720 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Billing (720 Hr); Surgical Technology (1220 Hr)

Chabot College

25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545. Two-Year College. Founded 1961. Contact: Ronald Taylor, VP, Academic Services, (510)723-6600, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.chabotcollege.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $300 per year (in-state); $3,300 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 3,742. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: AAMAE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Advertising (2 Yr); Auto Engine Diagnosis (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (1 Yr); Automotive Service (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Broadcasting Technology (2 Yr); Building Inspection Technology (1 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Clerical, General (1 Yr); Commercial Art (2 Yr); Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (2 Yr); Construction Technology (2 Yr); Correctional Science (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Drafting, Electro-Mechanical (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electronics Assembly (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (1 Yr); Engineering Technology, Electronic (2 Yr); Entrepreneurship (2 Yr); Fire Protection Technology (2 Yr); Geriatric Care (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Handicapped, Special Education (2 Yr); Industrial Management & Supervision (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Inspection Technology (1 Yr); Interior Design (1 Yr); Machine Technology (2 Yr); Machine Tool & Die Design (2 Yr); Machine Tool Programming Technology (2 Yr); Machinist, General (2 Yr); Machinist, Production (2 Yr); Manufacturing Technology (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Marketing, Industrial (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Record Technology (2 Yr); Merchandising (2 Yr); Microcomputers (1 Yr); Numerical Control (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Paramedic (1 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Radio & Television (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic (2 Yr); Recreation Technology (2 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Security Training (2 Yr); Technical Illustration (2 Yr); Tool Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Travel & Tourism (2 Yr); Video Recording Technology (2 Yr); Welding, Arc & Gas (2 Yr); Welding, Combination (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr); Word Processing (1 Yr)

ELS Language Centers - Hayward

Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Bldg. 1800, Hayward, CA 94545. Other. Founded 1961. Contact: Ira Cohen, Center Dir., (510)723-6885, Fax: (510)723-6739, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.els.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Month. Tuition: $1,395 intensive; $1,045 semi-intensive. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: English As A Second Language (3-4 Wk)

Hayward Beauty School

22641 Main St., Hayward, CA 94541. Cosmetology. Founded 1955. Contact: Alan Cox, (510)537-2005. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: Costs vary per program. Call school for more information. Enrollment: Total 80. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (350 Hr)

Spectrum Community Service

1435 Grove Way, Hayward, CA 94546. Other. Founded 1971. Contact: Blake Whitehead, Vocational Skills Contact, (510)881-0300, Fax: (510)537-3340, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.spectrumcs.org. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: 12-unit community college registration fee, books, materials fee. Enrollment: Total 96. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (21 Wk); Typing; Word Processing (21 Wk)

HIGHLAND

Universal Training Center

2102-2112 N. Palm Ave., Highland, CA 92346. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Mary Jo Medley-Jones, (909)864-1918, Fax: (909)864-1945, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,750-$5,000. Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (16 Wk); Business Management (16 Wk); Computer Operations (16 Wk); General Studies (10 Wk); Medical Office Management (8 Wk); Medical Technology (8 Wk); Microcomputers (16-20 Wk)

HOLLYWOOD

Elegance International School of Professional Makeup

1622 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. Trade and Technical. Founded 1966. Contact: Mary Hagen, Dir., (323)871-8318, Fax: (323)871-8367, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.eleganceacademy.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $1,500 to $10,074 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 6, women 50. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Makeup Facial Treatment (2-4 Mo); Makeup, Theatrical (2 Mo)

Joe Blasco Make-Up Center West, Inc.

1670 Hillhurst Ave., Hollywood, CA 90027. Trade and Technical. Founded 1976. Contact: Dahlia Salinas, Dir., (323)467-4949, 800-634-0008, Fax: (323)664-1834, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.joeblasco.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $1,100-$9,550 depending on program. Enrollment: Total 225. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Makeup, Theatrical

Musicians Institute

1655 McAdden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028. Two-Year College. Founded 1977. Contact: Rose Bradley, (323)462-1384, 800-255-7529, Fax: (323)462-1575, Web Site: http://mi.edu; Web Site: http://www.mi.edu/admissions/webforms/email_admissions.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $5,000-10,200. Enrollment: Total 1,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NASM. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Music (2-4 Yr)

Studio Makeup Academy

1438 N. Gower St., No. 308, Box 14, Hollywood, CA 90028. Trade and Technical. Founded 1989. Contact: Jim Hedge, Dir., (323)465-4002, Fax: (323)465-6078, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $1,475-$3,350. Financial aid not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Makeup Facial Treatment

Theatre of Arts Performing Arts Academy

6834 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 500, Hollywood, CA 90028. Other. Founded 1927. Contact: Gregg Himelstein, (323)463-2500, Fax: (323)463-2005, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.theatre-of-arts-hollywood.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $6,960/yr; $2,610 spring/fall semester; $1,740 summer semester plus materials and application fee. Enrollment: Total 170. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Acting (3 Yr); Dance; Music

Van Mar Academy of Motion Picture and Television Acting

7080 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 314, Hollywood, CA 90028. Other. Founded 1967. Contact: Ivan S. Markota, Jr., (323)650-8823, Fax: (323)650-0155. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $60/week for 2 classes. Enrollment: Total 150. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Acting (2 Yr)

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Academy of Radio Broadcasting

16052 Beach Blvd., Ste. 263N, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Trade and Technical. Contact: Kelly Levinski, Assistant Director, (714)842-0100, Web Site: http://www.arbradio.com; Web Site: http://www.arbradio.com/Academy_free_information.htm. Private. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Curriculum: Radio; Television

Golden West College

15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2748. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Shirley A. Donnelly, Dir. of Enrollment, (714)892-7711, Fax: (714)895-8960, Web Site: http://www.gwc.info. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $826 per year (in-state); $3,650 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 4,588. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Specialist; Architectural Technology; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Technology; Broadcasting Technology; Business; Clerical, General; Computer Business Systems Technology; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Deaf Education; Diesel Technology; Drafting Technology; Engineering Technology; Environmental Health; Floristry; Graphic Arts; Information Sciences Technology; Management; Music; Nursing, R.N.; Real Estate, Basic; Retail Management; Secretarial, Administrative; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Secretarial, Technical; Writing; Writing, Technical

IMPERIAL

Imperial Valley College

380 E. Aten Rd., PO Box 158, Imperial, CA 92251. Two-Year College. Founded 1922. Contact: Kathie Westerfield, Associate Dean of Admissions and Records, (760)352-8320, Fax: (760)355-2663, Web Site: http://www.imperial.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 2,430, women 2,250. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agribusiness; Agricultural Science; Agri-Engineering & Mechanics; Animal Science, General; Automotive Technology; Banking; Bookkeeping; Business, General Office; Clerical, General; Data Processing; Electronics Technology; Emergency Medical Technology; Engineering Technology; Fire Science; Health Aide; Heavy Equipment; Human Services; Law Enforcement; Library Technology; Machine Technology; Marketing; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, Vocational; Psychiatric Technology; Secretarial, General; Teacher Assistant; Water & Waste Water Pollution Technology; Welding Technology

INDIO

Academy Professional Careers

45-691 Monroe St., Ste. 2, Indio, CA 92201. Allied Medical. Founded 1979. Contact: Karma Cooper, Dir., (760)347-5000, 800-400-1005, Web Site: http://www.apcschool.edu; Web Site: http://www.apcschool.edu/contact.asp. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $9,470 - $10,311 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 242. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (32 Wk); Homeopathic Medicine (40 Wk); Massage Therapy (32 Wk); Medical Assistant (32 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (32 Wk)

INGLEWOOD

Aenon Bible College, Inc.

PO Box 2241, Inglewood, CA 90305. Other. Founded 1977. Contact: Mary Jordan, Dean, (310)212-3978, Fax: (310)212-3992, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://portal.aenonbiblecollege.org/aenon_portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=1; Michael D. Hannah, Pres.. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $165. Enrollment: men 45, women 45. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Bible Study

Centinela Hospital Medical Center

555 E. Hardy St., Inglewood, CA 90301. Allied Medical. Founded 1971. Contact: T.J. Bassler, (310)673-4660, Web Site: http://www.centinelafreeman.com/Centinela. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Term: Week. Tuition: None required. Enrollment: Total 6. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: CAAHEP. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Technology

Marinello School of Beauty (Inglewood)

240 S. Market St., Inglewood, CA 90301. Cosmetology. Founded 1905. (310)674-8100, 800-648-3413, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.marinello.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: men 2, women 87. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr)

University of West Los Angeles School of Paralegal Studies

1155 W. Arbor Vitae St., Inglewood, CA 90301. Trade and Technical. Founded 1966. Contact: M. Amera Alhandy, Dean, (310)342-5200, (310)342-5208, 888-777-8952, Fax: (310)342-5296, Web Site: http://www.uwla.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Trisemester. Tuition: $305/unit. Enrollment: men 32, women 65. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ABA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Legal Assistant (2-2 1/2 Yr); Paralegal (3-4 Tm); Science (2-2 1/2 Yr)

IRVINE

Southern California International College

2201 DuPont Dr., Ste. 800, Irvine, CA 92612. Business. Founded 1987. Contact: Mariam Mohammadi, (714)256-8830, Fax: (714)256-8858. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Trisemester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 350. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Paralegal (20 Mo); Secretarial, Legal (8 Mo)

IRWINDALE

Premiere Career College

12901 Romona Blvd., Irwindale, CA 91706. Allied Medical, Business, Nursing. Founded 1991. Contact: Dr. Fe Ludovico-Aragon, Founder, (626)814-2080, 800-307-5999, Fax: (626)814-3242, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.premierecollege.edu; Enrique V. Aragon, Founder, Web Site: http://www.premierecollege.edu/contact.htm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $4,780-$20,490 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 186. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (600 Hr); Hospital Management (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (535-760 Hr); Nursing, Vocational (1802 Hr); Office Administration (600 Hr); Surgical Technology (1400 Hr)

KENTFIELD

College of Marin - Main Campus

835 College Ave., Kentfield, CA 94904. Two-Year College. Founded 1926. Contact: Stacey A. Cook, Dir. of Student Affairs, (415)457-8811, Fax: (415)485-0135, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.marin.cc.ca.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $11 per unit per semester, resident; $159 per credit, non-residents $179 non-US citizens. Enrollment: Total 9,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Technology; Business Management; Civil Engineering Technology; Clerical, General; Computer Information Science; Court Reporting; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Drafting Technology; Early Childhood Education; Electronics Technology; Fire Science; Landscaping; Machine Technology; Marine Technology; Medical Assistant; Nurses Aide; Nursing, R.N.; Photography; Real Estate, Basic; Retail Management; Secretarial, General; Telecommunications Technology; Welding, Arc & Gas

LA MESA

California Hair Design Academy

8011 University Ave., Ste. A2, La Mesa, CA 91941-5055. Cosmetology. Founded 1979. Contact: William Steinbarth, (619)461-8600, Fax: (619)286-3115. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,895 to $8,495 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 12, women 232. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

LA PUENTE

Hacienda La Puenta Adult Education - Willow Campus

14101 E. Nelson St., La Puente, CA 91744. Trade and Technical. Founded 1963. Contact: Vicky Rossier, Dir. Adult Education, (626)934-2800, (626)933-3915, Fax: (626)855-3877, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hlpusd.k12.ca.us/index.html. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $35-$150 per semester, $10-$50 per semester laboratory fees. Enrollment: Total 14,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated; Accounting, Clerical; Appliance Repair; Auto Mechanics; Automotive Systems; Barbering; Bookkeeping; Child Care & Guidance; Clerical, General; Computer Repair; Cosmetology; Data Entry; Dental Assisting; Desktop Publishing; Pet Grooming; EKG Technician; Electronics Assembly; Facial Treatment; Health Aide (40 Hr); Machine Shop; Manicurist; Medical Assistant (1060 Hr); Medical Office Management; Medical Technology; Medical Transcription; Nurse, Assistant (175 Hr); Nursing, Practical; Nursing, Vocational; Optical Technology; Postal Service Technology; Printing; Respiratory Therapy (1440 Hr); Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Medical; Transcribing Machine Operator; Truck Driving; Typing; Warehouse Management; Web Development; Welding Technology

Latin American Bible Institute

14209 E. Lomitas Ave., La Puente, CA 91746. Other. Founded 1926. Contact: Rev. Isaac J. Canales, Ph.D., (626)968-1328, (626)961-7251, 800-353-1328, Fax: (626)961-7253, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://labi.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,130 for 15 credit hours. Enrollment: Total 150. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bible Study (3 Yr); Christian Service; Minister; Missions

LA VERNE

ELS Language Centers - La Verne

University of La Verne, 1950 3rd St., La Verne, CA 91750. Other. Founded 1961. Contact: Sandra Adams, Center Dir., (909)593-5555, Fax: (909)596-5516, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.els.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Month. Tuition: $1,395 intensive; $1,045 semi-intensive. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: English As A Second Language (3-4 Wk)

Runway 3-7

1100 Puddingstone Dr., La Verne, CA 91750. Flight and Ground. Founded 1976. Contact: Lloyd H. Smith, (909)596-1871. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Advanced Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

LAFAYETTE

HCH An Institute for Hypnotherapy and Psycho Spiritual Trainings

3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549. Other. Founded 1977. Contact: Holly Holmes-Meredith, Dir., (925)283-3941, (925)283-3940, Fax: (925)283-9044, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hypnotherapytraining.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: Total 30. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Bodywork; Hypnotism

LAGUNA BEACH

Laguna College of Art & Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Art. Founded 1961. Contact: Anthony Padilla, VP of Enrollment, (949)376-6000, 800-255-0762, Fax: (949)376-6009, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.lagunacollege.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $17,600 per year. Enrollment: Total 127. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NASAD; WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Art (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr)

LAGUNA HILLS

Allied Real Estate School

22952 Alcalde Dr., Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Correspondence. Founded 1991. Contact: Jay Achenbach, Owner, 888-501-7686, Fax: (949)461-9557, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.alliedschools.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies, average $150 per license. Enrollment: Total 5,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: DETC. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant; Bookkeeping; Business Management; Desktop Publishing; Medical Insurance Specialist; Real Estate Appraisal; Real Estate, Basic; Real Estate Broker; Real Estate, Commercial; Real Estate, Financing; Real Estate Law; Real Estate Management; Real Estate Sales License; Secretarial, Legal

LAKE FOREST

Lake Forest Beauty College

23600 Rockfield Blvd., Ste. 3C, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1624. Cosmetology. Founded 1979. Contact: Arthur G. Nadeau, Owner, (949)951-8883, 888-700-3933, Fax: (949)470-9578. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,175 to $7,275 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: women 58. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

Montessori Teacher Academy

23311 Muirlands, Lake Forest, CA 92630. Trade and Technical. Founded 1992. Contact: Paloma Johnston, (714)730-6487, Fax: (949)855-5633. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $3,000. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Montessori Teacher (320 Hr)

LAKESIDE

Independent Barber College

9321 Adlai Rd., Lakeside, CA 92040-4803. Barber. Founded 1926. Contact: F. Chirco, Jr., (619)239-6656. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,500. Enrollment: men 14, women 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NABS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Barbering (1500 Hr); Barbering - Instructor (600 Hr); Barbering Refresher (400 Hr); Cosmetology (400 Hr)

LANCASTER

Antelope Valley College

3041 West Ave. K, Lancaster, CA 93536. Two-Year College. Founded 1929. Contact: Hiromi Ahlgreen, (661)722-6300, Fax: (661)722-6351, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.avc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $506 per year (in-state); $4,678 (out-of-state). Enrollment: Total 12,200. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant; Aerospace; Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Animal Science, General; Apparel Arts; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Technology; Banking; Business; Civil Engineering Technology; Computer Graphics; Computer Information Science; Computer Operations; Computer Programming; Construction Technology; Desktop Publishing; Drafting Technology; Early Childhood Education; Electronics Technology; Engineering Technology; Escrow & Title; Family Living Specialist; Fire Protection Technology; Graphic Arts; Industrial Management & Supervision; Instructional Aide; Interior Design; Landscaping; Management; Marketing; Medical Assistant; Music; Nursing, R.N.; Nursing, Vocational; Office, General; Office Management; Photography; Public Affairs; Real Estate, Basic; Secretarial, Executive; Small Business Management; Welding Technology; Word Processing

Contractors State License Service (Lancaster)

44846 Beech Ave. No. 101, Lancaster, CA 93534. Trade and Technical. Contact: David Mizener, Pres./CEO, (661)206-6993, 800-400-EXAM, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cslscorp.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (6 Da); Business Law; Estimating (6 Da); Inspection Technology (6 Da)

Lancaster Beauty School

44646 N. 10th St., W., Lancaster, CA 93534. Cosmetology, Barber. Founded 1960. Contact: Gail Miner, (661)948-1672, Fax: (661)949-7444, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://lancasterbeautyschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $1,700 to $8,100 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 6, women 219. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Barbering (1500 Hr); Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (400 Hr)

LATHROP

ITT Technical Institute (Lathrop)

16916 South Harlan Rd., Lathrop, CA 95330. Trade and Technical.(209)858-0077, 800-346-1786, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Enrollment: Total 614. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits); Multimedia Design (96 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (96 Credits); Web Development (96 Credits)

LIVERMORE

Sierra Academy of Aeronautics

Livermore Municipal Airport, 550 Airway Blvd., Livermore, CA 94551. Trade and Technical, Flight and Ground. Founded 1965. Contact: Josh Britton, VP of Admissions, (925)443-6100, 800-243-6300, Fax: (925)443-6133, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.sierraacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 150. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airplane Rating (9 Mo); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane

LOMA LINDA

LLU School of Nursing

West Hall, Loma Linda, CA 92350. Nursing. Founded 1905. Contact: Stephanie Larsen, Dir. of Admissions, (909)558-4360, 800-422-4558, Fax: (909)558-4134, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.llu.edu/llu/nursing; Sherri Vasquez, Dir. of Development, Web Site: http://www.llu.edu/llu/nursing/programs/prgminfo.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $465 per unit; $243 audit per unit. Enrollment: men 49, women 313. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC; CCNE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nursing, R.N. (3 Yr)

Loma Linda University Medical Center

11234 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA 92354. Other. Founded 1905. Contact: Lincoln Edwards, Ph.D., School of Medicine, (909)558-4000, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.llu.edu/llumc. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $6,775. Enrollment: Total 1,940. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agricultural Science; Art; Business Education (2 Yr); Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Engineering, Custodial; Family Living Specialist; Industrial Technology; Inhalation Therapy Technology (2 Yr); Minister; Nuclear Medical Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Management; Radiation Therapy Technology (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Recreation Leadership; Secretarial, General (2 Yr)

Loma Linda University - School of Allied Health Professions

Loma Linda, CA 92350. Allied Medical, Nursing. Founded 1905. Contact: G. Charles Dart, Jr., Assistant Professor, (909)558-1000, (909)558-1500, 800-422-4558, Fax: (909)558-4291, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.llu.edu/llu/sahp/index.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $13,000. Enrollment: men 232, women 474. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: AOTA; APTA; CAAHEP; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Communications, Disorders (4 Yr); Cytotechnology (2 Yr); Dietetic Technology (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (2 Yr); Health Information Technology (2 Yr); Medical Technology (2 Yr); Nuclear Medical Technology (2 Yr); Occupational Therapy (2 Yr); Occupational Therapy Assistant (1 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (1 Yr); Physical Therapy Technology (3 Yr); Physicians Assistant (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (1 Yr); Surgical Technology (1 Yr)

LONG BEACH

Advantage Career Training

110 W. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 531, Long Beach, CA 90802. Trade and Technical. Founded 1995. Contact: Vinnie Branam, (562)901-2727, 800-585-9994, Fax: (562)901-2729, Web Site: http://www.advantagecareertraining.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Networking

American Institute of Electrology

4204 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Other. Founded 1986. Contact: Ron Davis, Dir., (562)595-9091, 888-844-4247, Fax: (562)595-0975, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.aielectrology.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $7,520 tattooing; $7,270 electrology; $2,995 Permanent cosmetics program. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Electrology (600 Hr); Permanent Makeup (80 Hr); Tattooing (600 Hr)

Brooks College

4825 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90804. Two-Year College. Founded 1971. Contact: Alan Nederhood, Pres., (562)597-6611, 800-304-9777, Fax: (562)597-6209, Web Site: http://www.brookscollege.edu; Web Site: http://contact.brookscollege.edu/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $10,580; room & board $5,080. Enrollment: Total 1,436. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: FIDER. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Fashion Careers (2 Yr); Fashion Merchandising (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Interior Design (2 Yr); Media Technology (2 Yr)

California Paramedical and Technical College (Long Beach)

3745 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. Founded 1973. Contact: Julia Morally, (562)426-9359, (909)687-9006, Fax: (562)427-2920, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 225, women 225. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ABHES; CAAHEP; ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Medical Assistant (10 Mo); Medical Receptionist (10 Mo); Nursing, Vocational (15 Mo); Pharmacy Technician (10 Mo); Surgical Technology (12 Mo)

College for Appraisers

2005 Palo Verde Ave., No. 252, Long Beach, CA 90815. Trade and Technical. Founded 1980. Contact: Charlotte Bruno, Administrative Dir., (714)952-2727, 800-332-6411, Fax: (714)952-2722, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.collegeforappraisers.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $250 per individual course or $2,250 for the entire program. Enrollment: men 80, women 240. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Estimating

Contractors State License Service (Long Beach)

3700 Santa Fe Ave., Ste. 315, Long Beach, CA 90810. Trade and Technical. Contact: David Mizener, Pres./CEO, 800-400-EXAM, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cslscorp.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (6 Da); Business Law; Estimating (6 Da); Inspection Technology (6 Da)

Eagle Aviation, Inc.

4307 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, CA 90808. Flight and Ground. Founded 1967. Contact: Colene F. Giglio, Chief Pilot, (562)377-0774, Fax: (562)426-2663, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://members.aol.com/eagleava. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Advanced Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Private Pilot

Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808. Two-Year College. Founded 1927. Contact: Marcia Pettit, Assoc. Registrar, (562)938-4353, (562)938-4136, Fax: (562)938-4858, Web Site: http://www.lbcc.edu; Ross Miyashiro, Dean of Admissions, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $768 resident; $3,602 non-resident; $3,770 foreign. Enrollment: Total 8,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: AAMAE; FAA; NLNAC; WASC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Aircraft Airframe Maintenance; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance; Architectural Design Technology; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Business, General Office; Business Management; Cabinet & Mill Work; Carpentry; Child Care & Guidance; Computer Technology; Construction Technology; Criminal Justice; Data Processing; Dental Assisting; Dietetic Technology; Drafting & Design Technology; Electrical Technology; Emergency Medical Technology; Fashion Design & Illustration; Fashion Merchandising; Finance; Fire Science; Floristry; Food Service & Management; Home Furnishings; Horticulture, Ornamental; Hotel & Restaurant Management; Import - Export; Industrial Management & Supervision; Industrial Technology; Insurance, General; Law Enforcement; Machine Tool & Die; Machine Tool & Die Design; Management; Marine Technology; Marketing; Mechanics, Diesel; Medical Assistant; Merchandising; Music; Nursery School Assistant; Nurses Aide; Nursing, R.N.; Nursing, Vocational; Office, General; Office Machines; Photography; Public Administration Technology; Quality Control; Radiologic Technology; Real Estate, Basic; Respiratory Therapy; Secretarial, Science; Sheet Metal

National Institute of Technology

2161 Technology Place, Long Beach, CA 90802. Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Dana Martin, Pres., (562)437-0501, 888-741-4271, Fax: (562)432-3721, Web Site: http://www.nitschools.com. Private. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $6,900. Enrollment: men 200, women 200. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Electrical Technology (36 Wk); Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (32 Wk); Massage Therapy (36 Wk); Medical Assistant (36 Wk); Plumbing (36 Wk)

Travel and Trade Career Institute

4150 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807. Trade and Technical. Founded 1962. Contact: Robert Woy, (562)426-8841, 800-777-8824, Fax: (562)988-0464, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.gottci.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Airline Operations (4 Mo); Computer Graphics (5 Mo); Computer Operations (8 Mo); Import - Export (4 Mo); Travel & Tourism (8 Mo); Travel & Transportation Management (8 Mo); Word Processing (8 Mo)

LOS ALTOS HILLS

Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Two-Year College. Founded 1957. Contact: Dr. Fred Critchfield, (650)949-7777, Fax: (415)941-7618, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.foothill.fhda.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $8 per unit. Enrollment: men 6,704, women 7,613. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting Technology (2 Yr); Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (5 Yr); Aviation Technology (2 Yr); Biological Technology (2 Yr); Broadcasting Technology (2 Yr); Business (2 Yr); Computer Applications (2 Yr); Computer Graphics (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Electricity, Apprenticeship (5 Yr); Electro-Mechanical Technology (1 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Horticulture, Ornamental (2 Yr); Library Technology (2 Yr); Media Technology (2 Yr); Metal Trades Technology (3 Yr); Music (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (2 Yr); Photography - Photo Equipment Technology (2 Yr); Plumbing (5 Yr); Radiation Therapy Technology (2 Yr); Radio (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Sheet Metal (5 Yr); Small Business Management (1 Yr); Theatre, Technical (2 Yr); Travel & Tourism (2 Yr); Ultrasonography (1 Yr); Veterinary Technology (2 Yr)

LOS ANGELES

Academy Pacific Travel College

1777 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028. Trade and Technical. Founded 1948. Contact: Marsha Toy, Dir., (323)462-3211, (866)344-3211, Fax: (323)462-7755, Web Site: http://www.academypacific.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 250, women 350. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Airline Operations (21 Wk); English As A Second Language (5 Wk); Flight Attendant (30 Wk); Hospitality (30 Wk); Travel & Transportation Management (24 Wk); Word Processing (13 Wk)

Advanced Computing Institute

3470 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1110, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Business. Founded 1993. Contact: Ivan J. Curry, Counselor, (213)383-8999, Fax: (213)383-5765. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Tuition: Varies. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available.

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-West

1336 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028. Art. Contact: Roger Croucher, President, (323)464-2777, 800-222-2867, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.aada.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $16,000; $225 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 314. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: WASC; NAST. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Curriculum: Acting (2 Yr)

American Barber College

5707 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90037. Barber. Founded 1974. Contact: Claude Gipson, Dir./Pres., (323)778-3812, (323)778-3847, Fax: (323)778-6135, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/americanbarbercollege/classic_tan.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $5,813. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Barbering (400-1500Hr); Barbering - Instructor (600 Hr); Barbering - Refresher (250-400 Hr)

American Career College

4021 Rosewood Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004. Allied Medical. Founded 1978. Contact: Jacqueline B. Shahzadi, (323)668-7555, 877-809-8686, Fax: (323)666-3519, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.americancareer.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $10,495 - $26,495 (prices include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 26, women 1,277. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ABHES. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (35 Wk); Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant (32 Wk); Medical Insurance Specialist (36 Wk); Nursing, Vocational (1 Yr); Optical Dispensing (32 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (27 Wk); Surgical Technology; Ultrasonography

American College of Business

3540 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90010-2311. Trade and Technical. Founded 1985. Contact: Ellen Mestetsky, (818)505-9800, 800-900-2121, Fax: (818)505-9308. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: varies by program. Enrollment: Total 70. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (8 Mo); Hospitality (10 Mo); Hotel & Restaurant Management (5 Mo); Medical Office Management (8 Mo)

American Management Tech University

3807 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 406., Los Angeles, CA 90010. Business. Founded 1995. Contact: Ky Chueon Kim, (213)386-2688, Fax: (213)381-7472. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies with program. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Placement service available. Curriculum: Business Administration; Computer Science

American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles

2700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057. Allied Medical. Founded 1991. Contact: Revylee Mack, (213)739-5200, 800-627-7000, Fax: (213)739-6869, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.acrossla.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not