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You could be happy at many of the more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States. Take time to learn about your choices. Browse through college guides and work the web. Keep an open mind.

Factors to consider

  • Geographic location
  • Campus safety
  • Size of school
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Campus setting (urban, suburban, rural)
  • Public vs. private
  • Academic programs
  • Single sex vs. co-ed
  • Strength in major you may be interested in
  • Religious vs. non-denominational

Websites to explore

Career Zone California  How to Get to College  College Board Big Future  ACT College Search
Peterson's College Search  College Confidential Campus Tours   Guide to California Colleges and Universities