Independent colleges and universities are an excellent choice for many students. There are over 75 nonprofit, independent colleges and universities in California. California’s nonprofit, independent colleges and universities are often referred to as “private”. The most important criteria for selecting a college or university is how well it fits with your personality, values, and goals. Applicants for admission are evaluated for past achievement, future promise, and “fit” with the schools’ missions and goals.
Generally, admission requirements at nonprofit, independent colleges and universities fall into four categories: (1) schools with admission requirements similar to the University of California; (2) schools with admission requirements similar to the California State University system; (3) schools that accept only the top students in the world; and (4) schools with very specific requirements, in addition to a well-rounded curriculum, related to their specialty.
Since admission requirements and application procedures vary, contact the college and university of interest to determine specific requirements and deadlines.
Private colleges and universities surrounding PHS include:
Azusa Pacific University
University of La Verne
University of Southern California
Map of California Independent Colleges