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What's the Right College for Me?

The critical question is not, “What is the best college to attend?” rather it is, “What is the right college for me?” The right college for you may not be the one a friend or relative attended, has the most attractive brochure or website, or is closest to your home.

In California alone, you have access to the largest network of colleges in the world. These include:

To learn more about the cost of college and for help in making your best college cost decision, check out the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.

You can begin finding the right college for you by using the What is the Right College for Me Activity in your student account. Identify the factors most important to you and use those factors when using the internet sites noted on the page. You can find a PDF version of this activity and all other Career Center activities on the Student Activities page.