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Colleges & Universities by Region

As you begin to develop your list of college applications, determining the locations in which you are interested and the overall school size are two important criteria. Take a look at the following list of colleges within some major geographic areas. If you can visit some of the colleges below, excellent! The groupings of colleges and universities below are by no means exhaustive; these ideas are meant only to serve as good starting points when beginning a college search.

Northern California

Large Universities:

University of California: UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis

California State University: CSU San Francisco, CSU Sonoma, CSU Humboldt, CSU Chico, CSU San Jose

Stanford University


Medium Universities:

University of San Francisco

Santa Clara University

University of the Pacific


Small Liberal Arts Colleges:

California College of the Arts

Dominican College

Mills College (all women)

Notre Dame de Namur University

St. Mary’s College

Southern California

Large Universities:

University of California: UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara

California State University: CSU San Diego, CSU Northridge

University of Southern California


Medium Universities:

Cal Poly (SLO)

Loyola Marymount University

University of San Diego


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Chapman University

Claremont Colleges (Claremont McKenna, Harvey

Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, & Scripps)

Occidental College

University of Redlands

Whittier College

Pacific Northwest

Large Universities:

University of Oregon

University of Washington


Medium Universities:

Willamette University

University of Puget Sound

Gonzaga University

Seattle University


Small Liberal Arts Colleges:

Evergreen State University

Lewis and Clark College

Reed College

Whitman College

Boston/Rhode Island Area

Large, Urban Universities:

Boston University

Northeastern University


Medium Universities:

Boston College

Brown University (RI)

Harvard University


Providence College (RI)

University of Rhode Island


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Babson College (business focus)

Emerson College

Rhode Island School of Design (art school)

Tufts University

Wellesley College (all women)

Wheaton College

Central Massachusetts

Large Universities:

University of Massachusetts at Amherst


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Amherst College

Clark University

Hampshire College

Holy Cross, College of the

Mount Holyoke College (all women)

Smith College (all women)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Large Universities:

University of Connecticut

Medium universities:

Fairfield University

Yale University


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Connecticut College

Trinity College

Wesleyan University

New York City/New York State


Large, Urban Universities:

New York University


Medium Universities:

Columbia University

Fordham University

Hofstra University (Long Island)


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Barnard College (all women)

Eugene Lang College

Sarah Lawrence College



Large Universities:

Cornell University

Rochester Institute of Technology

SUNY System

Syracuse University


Medium Universities:

Ithaca College

University of Rochester


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Bard College

Colgate University

Clarkson University

Skidmore College

St. Lawrence University

Vassar College

Philadelphia/Surrounding Area

Large, Urban Universities:

University of Delaware (suburban)

Drexel University

University of Pennsylvania

Rutgers University (NJ)

Temple University


Medium Universities:

Lehigh University

Villanova University


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Bryn Mawr College (all women)

Haverford College

Muhlenberg College

Swarthmore College

Ursinus College

Washington, DC/Baltimore Area

Large Universities:

George Washington University

University of Maryland (College Park)


Medium Universities:

American University

Catholic University

Georgetown University

Howard University (Historically Black University)

Johns Hopkins University

Loyola College of Maryland


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Goucher College

St. John’s College in Annapolis

Chicago/Midwest Area

Large, Urban Universities

DePaul University

University of Minnesota

University of Wisconsin (suburban)


Medium Universities:

University of Chicago

Loyola University of Chicago

Marquette University (WI)

Northwestern University


Small, Liberal Arts Colleges:

Beloit College (WI)

Columbia College

Lake Forest College

Historically Black Colleges

Clark Atlanta University

Florida A & M University

Hampton University

Howard University

Morehouse College

North Carolina A & T University

Prairie View A & M University

Spelman College

Tuskegee University

Xavier University

Gateway’s College Counseling Program was honored as a model of school reform excellence, having achieved measurable results for traditionally underserved students, by the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California in 2006.

College Counselors:

Mr. Joel Rangel

Danielle Johnson

College Counseling 11 and 12 Course

College Board (CEEB) School Code for Gateway High School:


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