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General Tips
  • Keep checking your colleges' websites to see what they are advising for virtual tours and events (e.g. Virtual open house, live chats, webinars, online presentations, social media events, etc)

  • Although the University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU) have announced they will not require the SAT/ACT for the Class of 2021as an admission's requirement, it is highly recommended you still take the SAT and/or ACT (if offered) for other college admissions, scholarship opportunities, and for any other organizations that may require a testing score. Some colleges/universities have not announced their policy on the SAT/ACT as an admission's requirement. It would be best to be prepared, and not limit yourself to any opportunities.
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  • If your financial situation has been or will be impacted by COVID-19 in the coming months, contact your college/university campus' financial aid office for an appeal. Evaluations will probably happen later in the summer, and will be handled on a case by case basis. Requirements will vary by campus.
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University of California, Berkley
110 Sproul Hall #5800, Berkeley, CA 94720-5800
510-642-6000 •
Get ready to change the world.
Your journey to becoming a UC Berkeley student starts here. Connect with a tradition of academic excellence, innovative research, and giving back.
As the front door to the university, the mission of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is to recruit, select, admit, assist, and enroll an academically excellent, highly accomplished and broadly diverse freshman and transfer class. The diversity among our students fosters a vibrant educational atmosphere and provides the best college experience.
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University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
530-752-1011 •
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States.
Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.
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University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
949-824-5011 •
Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy.
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University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-4321 •
With more than 3,900 courses in 109 academic departments, UCLA offers 125+ majors to help you define your academic path. And 70 percent of our undergraduate classes have 30 or fewer students, maximizing your personal engagement with our internationally renowned faculty.
Our faculty includes Nobel Prize winners, Fulbright Scholars and a Fields Medal recipient. Classes are stimulating. Coursework is challenging.
Our academic requirements are among the most rigorous in the nation. But once our students arrive, they have the full force of our resources behind them. There are countless opportunities for research, fellowships and internships and for connecting with major players in almost any field. Whether you want to change a life, a generation or the whole world, imagine what you can do with the resources only UCLA can provide.
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University of California Merced
5200 N Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95343
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UC Merced opened Sept. 5, 2005, as the newest campus in the University of California system and the first American research university of the 21st century. Situated near Yosemite National Park, the campus significantly expands access to the UC system for students throughout the state, with a special mission to increase college-going rates among students in the San Joaquin Valley. It also serves as a major base of advanced research, a model of sustainable design and construction, and a stimulus to economic growth and diversification throughout the region.
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University of California Riverside
900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521
951-827-1012 •
America's Fastest Rising University
UC Riverside is on the rise. A member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, ours is an institution powered by an entrepreneurial spirit, a record of innovation and results, and a commitment to excellence and collaboration across disciplines.
Situated on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California, UCR’s strong core programs and new and emerging disciplines are housed within three colleges, four professional schools, and more than 20 interdisciplinary research centers — and our campus continues to grow.
Our diverse, inclusive, and globally focused community is creating a new model for what a great public research university can achieve. With more than 25,000 students and 1,100 faculty — including two Nobel Prize winners and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine — we are pioneering research with economic, scientific, and social impact on the real-world challenges we face in California and beyond.
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University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., LA Jolla, CA 92093
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With approximately 8,500 students in every incoming class, we wanted a way to make your university experience feel more personal and approachable. As a UC San Diego undergraduate, you’ll be assigned to one of the university’s Colleges, each with its own residential neighborhood, general education curriculum, support services and distinctive traditions.
We do things a little differently than other universities, so you'll be free to pursue your chosen major no matter which College you attend. This approach gives you the unique opportunity to live and study alongside people with diverse interests, backgrounds and educational paths.
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University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
805-893-8000 •
The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at UC Santa Barbara. Our students are full participants in an educational journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity. Our academic community of faculty, students, and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society. All of this takes place within a living and learning environment like no other, as we draw inspiration from the beauty and resources of our extraordinary location at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
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University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064
831-459-0111 •
The University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned national distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.
A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values.
Undergraduates pursue course work in 65 majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, physical and biological sciences, and social sciences. Graduate students work toward master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and graduate certificates in 41 academic programs.
UCSC people, including about 93,000 alumni, are leaders in virtually every field; and the campus is highly regarded for the positive impact it has on society.
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California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
(661) 654-3036 •
CSU Bakersfield is a comprehensive public university offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. We emphasize student learning through our commitment to scholarship, ethical behavior, diversity, service, global awareness and life-long learning. The University collaborates with partners in the community to increase the region’s overall educational attainment, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development.
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California State University, Channel Islands
One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 437-8500 •
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.
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California State University, Chico
400 W. First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0722
(530) 898-6321 •
California State University, Chico has been building a reputation for high-quality, high-value education for more than 130 years. Better known as Chico State, we are a Hispanic-Serving Institution that offers more than 100 degrees in undergraduate and graduate studies.
"We are unique among the CSU system for our high graduation rates and beautiful campus, as well as our dedicated faculty and friendly community who offer a personal touch that really makes students feel at home."
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 California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747
(310) 243-3696 •

"We provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow."
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California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542-3035
(510) 885-2784 •

Cal State East Bay welcomes and supports a diverse student body with academically rich, culturally relevant learning experiences which prepare students to apply their education to meaningful lifework, and to be socially responsible contributors to society. Through its educational programs and activities, the university strives to meet the educational needs and to contribute to the vitality of the East Bay, the state, the nation, and global communities.
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California State University, Fresno
5150 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740-0057
(559) 278-2261 •
To boldly educate and empower students for success.
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California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
(714) 278-2300 •
Learning is preeminent at California State University, Fullerton. We aspire to combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaboration to expand knowledge.
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Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-4957
(707) 826-4402 • (866) 850-9556 •
Humboldt State University is a comprehensive, residential campus of the California State University. We welcome students from California and the world to our campus. We offer them access to affordable, high-quality education that is responsive to the needs of a fast-changing world. We serve them by providing a wide array of programs and activities that promote understanding of social, economic and environmental issues. We help individuals prepare to be responsible members of diverse societies.
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California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840-0106
(562) 985-5471 •

California State University Long Beach is a diverse, student-centered, globally-engaged public university committed to providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity and service for the people of California and the world.
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California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8530
(323) 343-3901 •

The Cal State LA College of Arts & Letters transforms lives and sustains thriving communities and cultures. We develop and amplify our students’ unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellects through the study and practice of the Arts and Humanities so that they can tell meaningful stories, forge their professional pathways, and inspire their communities.
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California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 654-1105; (800) 561-1945 •
California State University Maritime Academy will be a leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, and policy of the transportation and related industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond.
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California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center Drive, Seaside, CA 93955-8001
(831) 582-3738 •
California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is envisioned as a comprehensive state university which values service through high quality education. The campus will be distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically undereducated and low-income populations. It will feature an enriched living and learning environment and year-round operation. The identity of the university will be framed by substantive commitment to multilingual, multicultural, gender-equitable learning. The university will be a collaborative, intellectual community distinguished by partnerships with existing institutions both public and private, cooperative agreements which enable students, faculty, and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.
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California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8207
(818) 677-3700 •
California State University, Northridge is inspired by the belief that our commitment to educational opportunity, inclusion and excellence will extend the promise of America to succeeding generations. Our graduates will be the vanguard of leaders—committed to sustaining a democracy in which diverse people share in the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, proficient in applying technology to wise purposes, and dedicated to securing a humane world community and sustaining the bounty of the Earth.


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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768-4003
(909) 869-5299 •
The term “polytechnic” originates from the Greek word polytechnos, meaning “skilled in many arts.” For more than 80 years, Cal Poly Pomona has expanded on this concept to create a modern and inclusive approach to polytechnic education. Our commitment to experiential learning, multidisciplinary perspectives, collaboration and professional readiness provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience.
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California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6112
(916) 278-3901 •
The Office of Academic Affairs remains focused on the major elements of Sacramento State’s mission – access, diversity, quality, and the fullest university experience for our students. The desire to improve upon what we do regarding each of these elements drives our agenda each year. We pursue improvement with a commitment to accountability and assessment.
Our goal is to improve in ways that provide our students with the best in a university education. Resources matter, of course. So also do ingenuity and practicality, the use of the considerable intellectual talent that characterizes our University.
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California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
(909) 537-5188 •
CSUSB ensures student learning and success, conducts research, scholarly and creative activities, and is actively engaged in the vitality of our region. We cultivate the professional, ethical, and intellectual development of our students, faculty and staff so they thrive and contribute to a globally connected society.
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San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7455
(619) 594-6336 •
The Division of Student Affairs is a student-centered partner in the SDSU learning community. Education is enhanced, both inside and outside of the classroom, through quality support services and programs that advance student learning and development. The Division contributes to academic and personal success, encourages independent civic responsibility, and promotes the welfare of all students. Student Affairs helps connect students to the university and to their future, building alliances that foster retention and loyalty beyond graduation
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San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132-4001
(415) 338-1113 •
San Francisco State University remains united as a community of learners in our passion for academic excellence, intellectual discovery, creative and critical inquiry, and educational equity. SF State maintains a proud history of commitment to social justice and opposition to oppression and marginalization, which lives on through the work, scholarship and community engagement of its students, faculty, staff and alumni.
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San José State University
One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0009
(408) 283-7500 •
In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, SJSU faculty and staff are dedicated to achieving the university's mission as a responsive institution of the state of California: To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.
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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-2311 •
Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment in which students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
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California State University, San Marcos
333 S . Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
(760) 750-4848 •
California State University San Marcos focuses on the student as an active participant in the learning process. As a Carnegie classified "community engaged" university, CSUSM students work closely with a faculty whose commitment to sustained excellence in teaching, research, and community partnership enhances student learning. The university offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs distinguished by exemplary teaching, innovative curricula, and the application of new technologies. CSUSM provides a range of services that respond to the needs of a student body with diverse backgrounds, expanding student access to an excellent and affordable education. As a public university, CSUSM grounds its mission in the public trust, alignment with regional needs, and sustained enrichment of the intellectual, civic, economic, and cultural life of our region and state.
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Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 664-2778 •
Sonoma State is a regionally serving public university committed to educational access and excellence. Guided by our core values and driven by a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, Sonoma State delivers high-quality education through innovative programs that leverage the economic, cultural, and natural resources of the North Bay.
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California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382
(209) 667-3070 •
The faculty, staff, administrators, and students of California State University, Stanislaus are committed to creating an inclusive learning environment which encourages all members of the campus community to expand their intellectual, creative, and social horizons. We challenge one another to realize our potential, to appreciate and contribute to the enrichment of our diverse community, and to develop a passion for lifelong learning.
To facilitate this mission, we promote academic excellence in the teaching and scholarly activities of our faculty, encourage personalized student learning, foster interactions and partnerships with our surrounding communities, and provide opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and artistic enrichment of the region.
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