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George Saba and Austin Plank

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University General Stats

There are 23 campuses within the CSU (Cal State University) system – the largest university system in California, while the UC system only has 9 campuses


University Origins (not the same anymore but somewhat similar)

CSU – is a track for business, teaching, and professional careers

UC – traditional was graduate school pipeline for graduate school programs, such as law school, med school, and other pre-professional programs


Tuitions and Fees (not including tuition raises)

CSU – less expensive: $25,000 – $30,000

UC – more expensive: $35,000 – $50,000  


Some Notes from LBHS College and Career Specialist Ann Bergen

  • Preparation for college starts day one of freshman year
  • High school transcripts are the most important thing that college boards look at
  • One bad semester does not mean you won’t succeed in college


From an underclassman point of view:

  • Alan You:
    • “I expect college to be difficult and have a lot of long nights of homework and a lot of studying,” said freshman Alan You. “In the end, I know that it will be worth it because I will end up having my dream job in the tech industry,”.
    • You also stated that he has set some goals so that he can get into his dream school: “I am going to try my hardest to get a perfect score on both of the SAT and ACT and end school with above a 4.0 GPA.”
    • You indicated that he would like to go to either Caltech or UCLA because he is very interested in computer science, robotics and technology: “I would go to a UCLA because it has a very good computer science
    • program and it has a lot of very big technology departments with a lot of diversity.”
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