• Private Universities and Colleges

    Private College or University Information: AICCU

    Founded March 3, 1955, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) represents over 70 California private nonprofit colleges and universities. The core mission of AICCU members is to improve lives through higher education. AICCU members are committed to the public good and are incredibly diverse—ranging from large to small traditional liberal arts institutions, including nationally ranked research universities; colleges offering faith-based, performing and visual arts, and “non-traditional” programs of study; as well as professional schools that specialize in business, law, medicine, and more. Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is required for membership, as is fulfilling a public purpose through nonprofit status. In addition to providing creative and intellectual higher education resources to assure California’s future economic vitality, AICCU members are major contributors to the economies of the regions they serve—as large employers and consumers of local goods and services. AICCU colleges and universities offer programs in more than 100 locations across California.


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    California Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability

    In most cases if you follow the University of California Admissions Guidelines you will qualify for admission to Private Colleges and Universities. However it is the individual students responsibility to check the admissions guidelines at each interested College or University Admission web site. If you have further questions please visit with your guidance counselor asap to review your post high school plan and review the admissions information for particular schools.




    Use the Common Application to submit applications to more than 300 participating institutions. You will need a transcript to self-disclose your academic history since your freshmen year.

Last Modified on October 5, 2020