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Touring a campus, breathing in that university pride, and hitting up their best food courts! Learn about the benefits of scheduling a campus tour at universities near you and what to look for on your visit.

Your Options?

There are over 200 colleges and universities in California alone. How are you ever to decide which one is right for you? Well, there are many ways to explore universities. Check out how we divided the university systems below to make it a little more manageable.

California State Universities (CSU): California State Universities also known as Cal State or CSUs are amazing universities that pride themselves in offering students with hands on learning experiences. This system is the largest, most diverse and most affordable system in the US. There are 23 campuses in this state from San Diego to Humboldt. Visit CSU campuses nearby to get a sense of what these campuses feel like. We promise you can find the right one for you. Visit to learn more about the CSU campuses and how to receive updates to your e-mail.

Map of California State Universities

Universities of California (UC): The University of California or UC’s typically are research-based institutions that offer an excellent education to thousands of students in almost any field of interest. The UC’s have 9 undergraduate campuses and 1 graduate campus all up and down the coast from UC San Diego to UC Davis. Select the one nearest you or plan a road trip to visit one that is far away. Either way, you will love the UC system and all it has to offer to students.

Visit to learn more about UCs and their stellar programs.

Map of UC universities

Private and Independent Schools:

A great way to begin your search is by visiting

What to look for at any campus: