Largest Universities in California

The largest universities in California are University of California Los Angeles, California State University Northridge, San Diego State University, California State University Long Beach, among others.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is California's largest university, with strong international reputation for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education, and athletic programs. UCLA is the most popular campus in the nation for freshman applicants, with 57,670 applying for fall 2010 admission. UCLA Extension, one of the nation's oldest and largest continuing education providers, offers a wide range of courses, programs and conferences for professionals in business, management, engineering, public policy, public health, the humanities and more.

Since its beginnings in 1956, California State University Northridge (CSUN) has rapidly grown into one of the largest universities in California. It offers baccalaureate degrees, master's degrees, teaching credential programs in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.

Founded in 1897, San Diego State University (SDSU) is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. It is one of the most popular universities in California, receiving more than 61,000 undergraduate applications for fall 2010.

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is the second largest campus of the California State University (CSU) system. It is located in Long Beach, the sixth largest city in California, on a beautifully landscaped 320–acre campus near the ocean and in close proximity to the thriving downtown Long Beach area. CSULB is nationally recognized as a leading public comprehensive university and ranked among the "Best in the West" by the Princeton Review.

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