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Colleges and Universities Quick Comparison

University of California (UC) California State University (CSU) Private / Independent California Colleges & Universities
Campuses 10 (9 open to undergraduate transfers) 23 70 +
Transfer Admission Requirements 60 transferable units Minimum 2.4 GPA Two transferable courses inEnglish (ENGL G100 +G110) One transferable course inMathematics Four transferable courses chosen from:Arts & Humanities,Social / Behavior Science Physical / Biological Science Language other than English requirements Preparation for the major 60 transferable units(GWC courses 100-299) Minimum 2.0 GPA 30 units of GeneralEducation course work with a C grade or higher, including:Oral CommunicationWritten CommunicationCritical ThinkingMathematics Preparation for the major Requirements will vary. Some colleges /universities will accept the IGETC orCSU GE-Breadthpattern. Minimum 2.0 GPA(many are higher)
Academic Calendar 8 Campuses on Quarter System 2 on Semester (Berkeley and Merced) 22  Campuses on Semester System
1 on Quarter System (Cal Poly SLO)
Refer to individual catalog
Degrees Awarded Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Professional degrees. Teaching Credentials. Bachelors Masters, Ed.D. at selected campuses.
Teaching Credentials. Doctorate at select campuses in conjunction with UC/Private Campus.
Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Professional degrees. Teaching Credential
Approximate Cost of Attendance* (Tuition Per Year) *Does not include books, room & board, transportation, or personal expenses.

CA Residents: $13,104/year plus campus fees. Average total is $16,000 - $18,000 per year. 

Non-Residents are required to pay out-of state tuition. Currently out-of-state tuition is $44,130

CA Residents: $5,742/year plus campus fees. Average total is $6,500 - $7,000 per year. 

Non-Residents are required to pay out-of-state tuition currently at $396 per semester unit or $264 per quarter unit

Varies Refer to individual catalog.
Financial Aid Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Work Study. UC Blue and Gold Scholarship.  Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Work Study. CSU  Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Work Study
Main Website www.universityofcalifornia.edu ww.calstate.edu www.aiccu.edu
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