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What is the difference between a UC and a CSU?

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I have been considering going to various colleges in California. However, I do not understand the difference between the UC system and the CSU system. #california #college #college-selection

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玉柱’s Answer

Both university systems are public funded education institutions in California. California state university (CSU) university of California, UC (UC), a university of California, UC, is likely to have higher funding than the entire California state university of CSU. According to a 2002 study, CSU teachers spend 30 hours a week teaching and mentoring students, and 10 hours of research and creative activity. A 1984 study showed that UC teachers spend 26 hours a week teaching and mentoring students, 23 hours of research and creative activity. In a speech at the university of southern California (USC), Dr. Charles b. Reed, the President of California state university, said that California was able to afford the costs of two universities (UC and CSU). However, the state government has a lower per capita expenditure on CSU students. In addition, CSU has fewer master's and doctoral research projects, resulting in the collation of CSU and ranking less than UC. Kevin Starr, director of the 7th California library, said that the university of California (UC) drew the top 10 percent of high school students in the state, while the state university of California (CSU) took 33 percent of the state's high school graduates. In the early stages of the CSU system, the more powerful UC system blocked the right of CSU to grant certain degrees, leading to the inability of most types of PHDS to be obtained at CSU. At the same time, state universities in other states, such as Arizona state university, have turned to research universities and can issue PHDS. According to the 1960 masterplan of higher education in California, only UC UC can issue PHDS (ph. D), such as law, medicine, veterinarians and dentists. Based on the recent legislation (SB 724 and AB 2382), CSU can now provide some ph. d. and d.D (Ed. D), such as audiology Au. D. The university with the most PHDS is San Diego state university, which offers 22 PhD degrees. For local students, CSU's tuition is about half that of UC UC. So California state University is called "People's University." For international students, CSU costs only one-third as much as UC. Traditionally, CSU is more receptive to older college students than UC, and offers more classes at night and online. Most of CSU's schools recruit students from nearby areas, but with the construction and expansion of schools, some of the more prestigious campuses have attracted a wider population. The two university systems are also different for the term "headmaster". The CSU system is called "chancellor", while UC system calls it "President". CSU's executive office is located at the west side of long beach (Los Angeles), and UC's executive office is located at Berkeley (San Francisco). UC system adopts the quarter semester system, three required each year, autumn, winter, spring and summer semester elective semester (in addition to the Berkeley, Merced, two campus, all of the law school and UCLA medical school), with 160 credits system of graduation. And CSU system adopts the semester semester system, each year, the spring and autumn period and the two compulsory semester (longer than UC in the spring and autumn semester) and two elective semester, summer and winter (in addition to CSUEB, CSUSB, CSULA, CSUB, Cal Poly real SLO at six, the six campuses can turn to be the semester system) in 2020, with 120 credits system of graduation. It is important to note that the 1.5 credits of UC are equivalent to 1 credit of CSU. The names of the two universities are also different. UC UC has a uniform naming convention, using the name "University of California + in the name of the city", with a comma separated by the city name, such as the University of California, Los Angeles. Some of California's CSU campuses also adopt such naming rules, such as California State University, Northridge. But some universities use the "city name +State University" rules, such as San Francisco State University. Tech schools use names like California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Rachel’s Answer


<span style="background-color: transparent;">Collegeboard.org is a great resource for this! I poured through the pages of universities all over the U.S. when I was a senior in high school. Collegeboard was my go-to site! They put all of the information in one place and it is very easy to use. They even have various filters you can apply to see only colleges that have programs you are interested. To determine academic rigor, look at the admissions requirements, G.P.A. of past admitted applicants, SAT/ACT scores, class rank etc. This will give you an idea of what scores and grades you need to be accepted. However, don't be discouraged your application will be reviewed based on the full picture! College-board will help you get an idea of what is most important to the specific school you are applying to.</span>

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Michelle’s Answer

Both are state institutions. The UC system is generally held in higher regard as some of their universities (UC Berkeley) are ranked among the top in the nation. Generally, it is easier to get into a CSU and they tend to be cheaper. Also, CSU's do not offer doctoral programs whereas the UC's do. Also, consider looking at the U.S. News and World Report as they rank different universities with different programs. For example, if you are interested in being a veterinarian, UC Davis might be your top choice. However, also remember that you can choose a CSU for undergrad and do well and be accepted into a UC for a PhD program. It's really a matter of balancing your goals/expense, etc.

伟艳’s Answer

The CSU and UC are two different systems at the university of California public, class is also completely different.Short for UC is the University of California, Chinese name is at the University of California, hereinafter referred to as.UC pay more attention to advanced research field, is a research university.And at the university of California system has a total of ten, nine, is recruit students.Short for CSU is California State University, Chinese name called California State University, referred to as the State of California.CSU is a type of teaching university, compared with the university of California system, low at California state university, admission threshold relatively loose.