Guide to Orange County Colleges and Universities

Chapman University Building

Orange County is home to top-tier Universities, Colleges, Art Schools, and Community Colleges. Now that school’s back in session, we wanted to highlight these amazing institutions of higher learning right in our Atrium Hotel backyard. Most Colleges and Universities now offer flexible class times, online courses, and hybrid style classes to help you meet your education goals. 

 

Universities in Orange County

 

University of California, Irvine

UC Irvine is a top school within the University of California system that excels as a premier Institute and research facility. It is one of the 63 universities selected for membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities

 

#TBT: In 2013, UCI’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI) opened with a $39 million, 70,000 square-foot facility. Part of UC Irvine Health, it boasts 34 patient exam rooms, an optical shop, faculty offices and conference space. The building is the first on campus to require no government funding. Gavin Herbert, founder and chairman emeritus of Allergan; his wife, Ninetta; and his mother, Josephine Herbert Gleis, provided the initial naming gift in 2007. Other major donors included Abbott Medical Optics, the Alcon Foundation, the Allergan Foundation, Julia and George Argyros, the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation, Bausch & Lomb, Esther and James Cavanaugh, the Discovery Eye Foundation, the Kratz Foundation, Marsha and Bill Link, and Kelly and Jim Mazzo. #BrilliantFutureUCI

1,746 Likes, 5 Comments – UC Irvine (@ucirvine) on Instagram: “#TBT: In 2013, UCI’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI) opened with a $39 million, 70,000 square-…”

 

Chapman University 

Chapman University is a highly ranked and trendy school located in the beautiful city of Orange, CA. Known for it’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts and a well rounded liberal arts philosophy, Chapman is a great option for undergraduate learning. 

 

We’re less than a month away from the Chapman Family Homecoming! Tap the link in our bio to register now for reunions, master classes and our first ever Homecoming Hoedown! #ChapmanU

1,041 Likes, 1 Comments – Chapman University (@chapmanu) on Instagram: “We’re less than a month away from the Chapman Family Homecoming! Tap the link in our bio to…”

California State University Fullerton (CSUF)

 

CSUF is a comprehensive regional university with seven colleges and approximately 1,900 faculty members. Students have plenty of options for study in choosing from 100+ degree programs with 46 of those at the graduate level. 

Hey, Titans, We Rock!!! @csuf is still in the lead of the annual @ForbesEDU #MyTopCollege social media campaign after 4 weeks. Next week’s theme: Who gets craziest on game day? Tweet about our rivalries like @csulb #dirtbags, lively student sections and catchy cheers. Let’s finish the second half strong. 🏆 @csufdanceteam @csufcheerteam @csufcheersquad @csufofficial @forbes 1. POST a pic on Twitter or Instagram 2. SHARE your favorite @csuf rivalries and game day traditions 3. TAG @csuf AND USE #MyTopCollege 4. Let’s win this for the 6th time in 6 Years.

1,618 Likes, 6 Comments – Cal State Fullerton (@csufofficial) on Instagram: “Hey, Titans, We Rock!!! @csuf is still in the lead of the annual @ForbesEDU #MyTopCollege social…”

 

Hope International University 

Hope International is a Private Christian University in the heart of beautiful Fullerton, California. They are a regionally accredited University with bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, certificate programs, and credential programs. Popular offerings include educational programs for Biblical Studies, business, criminal justice, education, English literature, church ministry, psychology, music, and more.

 

Happy Summer! I hope you are out enjoying the warm weather at one of our lovely So Cal beaches this week! Here’s one of Corona del Mar. 🙂

46 Likes, 0 Comments – Hope International University🎓 (@hopeuniversity) on Instagram: “Happy Summer! I hope you are out enjoying the warm weather at one of our lovely So Cal beaches this…”

 

Community Colleges in Orange County

Fullerton College

Founded back in 1913, Fullerton College is now one of the most accomplished community colleges in the country. It offers a wide range of academic programs with 90 majors that lead to an A.A. or A.S. degree. 

 

Hey Hornets! Reminder: The deadline to apply to the Cal State (CSU) for Spring 2020 is this Saturday, August 31. The @fctransfercenter is open to help students: . THURSDAY AUG. 29 – 8am-5pm FRIDAY AUG. 30 – 8am-5pm. . Contact 714-992-7086. . . #fullertoncollege #transfer #csu #fullertonhornets #communitycollege #universitytransfer

183 Likes, 2 Comments – Fullerton College (@fullcoll) on Instagram: “Hey Hornets! Reminder: The deadline to apply to the Cal State (CSU) for Spring 2020 is this…”

 

Golden West College 

Located in the famous beach city of Huntington, Golden West College is a distinguished member of the California Community College System and was founded in 1965. Serving over 13,000 students, the college is considered a mid-sized, two-year institution. 

Green or gold? Or BOTH? Golden West College Men’s Basketball returns to our gym on November 7. G-DUB! – #basketball #orangeempire #oec #collegebasketball #cccaa #studentathlete #wegotgame

140 Likes, 12 Comments – Golden West College (@goldenwestcollege) on Instagram: “Green or gold? Or BOTH? Golden West College Men’s Basketball returns to our gym on November 7….”

Saddleback College 

Saddleback College has the most diverse range of class and program offerings of any community college in Orange County. The school is well known for its advanced degrees in Advanced Technology and Applied Science Programs, Aviation, Marine Science, Computer Science, Fashion Design, and plenty more. 

Happy Wednesday, Gauchos! Hope you’re becoming more familiar with the campus as the week goes on. If you’re lost, please ask a professor or employee, we’re happy to help! #saddlebackcollege #saddleback

228 Likes, 5 Comments – Saddleback College (@saddlebackcollege) on Instagram: “Happy Wednesday, Gauchos! Hope you’re becoming more familiar with the campus as the week goes on….”

 

Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College is an accredited community college offering degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines including arts and athletics programs. Some of the programs are arts, business, counseling, humanities, engineering, kinesiology, language, life sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences. With more than 70 majors for two-year associate degrees, there’s something for every student.

 

Today, IVC is recognizing #PRIDE month with a campus celebration, featuring book, resources, art therapy, food and more in support of LGBTQ+ students and employees. * Learn about the ways that IVC supports LGBTQIA+ students and employees at the link in our profile this week.

160 Likes, 1 Comments – Irvine Valley College (@irvinevalleycollege) on Instagram: “Today, IVC is recognizing #PRIDE month with a campus celebration, featuring book, resources, art…”


 

 

Art Colleges in Orange County 

 

Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD)

LCAD is one of the top institutions for art and design in all of California, let alone the OC. Small class sizes and high tech computer labs merge technology with design and prepare students for careers in their chosen area of study. You can’t go wrong with this beautiful campus in the Laguna wilderness that has attracted world-class artists for over 100 years.

 

Congratulations to LCAD’s Class of 2019!!! You did it!!!! More photos coming soon! #LCAD #LCADclassof2019 #LCADcommencement #classof2019 #artschool #LCADalumni #laguna #laguna beach

453 Likes, 5 Comments – Laguna College of Art + Design (@lcadbfa) on Instagram: “Congratulations to LCAD’s Class of 2019!!! You did it!!!! More photos coming soon! #LCAD…”

 

Visiting your son or daughter in college this fall? The Hotel Atrium is conveniently located directly across the street from John Wayne Airport and close to every major University in the area. If you’re looking for even more things to do around Orange County during your stay, check out our attractions page. Book your Orange County stay with Hotel Atrium today!

 

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