If you’re looking for some new and exciting things to do in Orange County and you’ve already been to every theme park and every mall our special county has to offer, you may want to try a change of scenery. More specifically, you may enjoy visiting some of the beautiful college campuses. Even if your kids aren’t old enough to be going on tours just yet, you will still appreciate all the universities spread out across Orange County. Not sure where to start? No problem! We at OCHelper.com have got your back.
California State University, Fullerton
“Voice, Truth, Life.”
Formerly known as Orange County State College, there are plenty of aspects of the home of the Titans that make it stand out above the rest. For example, did you know that the school has had 55 baseball players who have made it to the Major League? Not only that, but the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics is the largest accredited undergraduate business program in all of California. Notable alumni include Gwen Stefani, Adam Lambert, and Kevin Costner.
“At Chapman, research isn’t just an idea, it’s a way of life.”
Located in Orange, California, Chapman is one of the top film schools in the country. While the home of the Panthers is relatively small, students still enjoy a lively atmosphere with just a 15-minute drive from the Disneyland Resort. If you are looking to join a more diverse crowd this may also be a good choice for you, as 40% of students identify as people of color. Notable alumni include Leslie Jones, Roger Craig Smith, and Zachary Gordon.
University of California, Irvine
“Let there be light.”
UCI is one of the top 10 public universities in California. It is also the second-largest employer in all of Orange County. If you want to get into UCI, you will have to strive to be one of the top students at your high school, as they only accept 30% of applicants annually. When it comes to things to do in Orange County, UCI also holds a multitude of concerts and festivals for students when they aren’t studying hard. Notable alumni including SNL’s Chris Kelly, Darren Fells, and Brady Anderson.
Orange Coast College
“We’ll help you get there.”
Our staff at OC Helper believe that 2-year junior colleges deserve recognition, as well! Orange Coast is undoubtedly one of the best community colleges in all of Orange County. With over 19,000 students, the Costa Mesa college has been serving the area with quality education since 1948. Orange Coast College is also known for holding a bunch of fun cultural events all year round! Alumni include Diane Keaton, Blake Anderson, and Patrick Warburton.
Which of these schools would you choose to attend if you had the choice? If you did go to college in Orange County, where did you go and how was your experience? Let us know by leaving us a comment on our Facebook page or tweeting at us!
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