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4 Best Public Colleges in Los Angeles

Have you seen the second season of the Netflix Bridgerton romance? Then you should remember how scrupulously Anthony Bridgerton was choosing his future wife. He made a list of all unmarried young women and visited them personally. 

None of the candidates were good enough for the demanding Mr. Bridgerton. His perfectionist intentions were clear. His spouse had to be the new head of the family household. But he was very strict in assessing the ladies’ knowledge of geography or literature.

Why did we start talking about a recent Netflix romance? Because we can imagine how similar the situation is with choosing a college. You make a list of the best ones. Let us take Los Angeles. There are 5 public colleges within the city and 43 within a fifty-mile radius. Have you got enough time to visit them all and make up your mind?

The answer is obviously no. You have to be Anthony Bridgerton to invest that much time and money into this selection. Even if you pay for essay at EssayPro, you are unlikely to visit all 48. You can use the time you save, though, to read this article. It is like Lady Whistledown’s letter: someone has done the job for you. But do not jump to your conclusions.

LA City College

90 years of excellence. This is the name of one website section. We can only imagine how proud this institution is of its history. Established in 1929, this college has a diamond alumni collection:

  • a Nobel Laureate 
  • notable educators
  • medical and technology professionals
  • business leaders
  • civic leaders and politicians
  • Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winners

Career and Academic Pathways

LACC does not offer an Astronomy major. But it seems to have everything else you might think of. Alongside general education and foundational skills, you can get the following degrees and certificates here:

  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Law
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Health Science
  • Languages, Humanities, and Communication
  • Visual Arts and Design
  • Performing Arts and Entertainment

For instance, languages include Armenian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, English, French, Spanish, and even American sign language. You can open any of the degree categories in an individual tab and investigate what it offers.

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Student Blogs

How can one assess how vibrant the student life is? One tip here: check out their blogs. If their articles/videos are interesting to read/watch, the students are inspired themselves. LACC has active bloggers in the following disciplines:

  • Dental Technology (three bloggers!)
  • Cinema/TV
  • Math
  • Theatre
  • Communications, French

If you are a future dentist or dental technician, check out what Minhoon writes about dental crowns/veneers or metal braces VS Invisalign. Judging by his level of expertise and involvement, you can make some conclusions about this college.

LA Harbour College

When Mr. Bridgerton was choosing a fiance, he was paying attention not only to her language skills. The most important factor was values. Being the eldest man in his family after his father’s death, he appreciated family and kids above all. The same principle can be applied to the best public colleges.

Just like modern companies do, colleges also list their values on their websites. Check out how many of your values coincide with the LAHC’s ones:

  • Student Success
  • Civic Responsibility 
  • Excellence, Integrity
  • Personal and Institutional Accountability
  • A Supportive Environment

Program Mapper

You can find the disciplines for almost every letter from A to Z here. This amount of information can be overwhelming. So we decided to give you the list of academic divisions. If you find one of them eye-catching, then explore further.

  • Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Science, Family, and Consumer Studies
  • Communications
  • Math and Technology
  • Counseling
  • Library
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology, Health, and Wellness

We deliberately placed the last two categories one after another. Defining Kinesiology as a separate division is very progressive. The fact that they place relatively new science into a separate category shows that they keep themselves updated with trends.

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LA Pierce College

If a college has a Why Us section on their website, read it. What other people say is important. But one’s own vision of oneself tells even more. LAPC mentions 10 reasons why:

  1. One of the top transfer schools in California
  2. #1 in Transfer Admission Rate to UCLA and #1 in transfer to Cal State Northridge
  3. A few miles away from Hollywood, Universal Studios and the Disney Studios
  4. Warm summers and mild winters
  5. More than 145 disciplines
  6. 426 acres with 2,000 trees and thousands of roses throughout the campus
  7. Cosmopolitan environment
  8. A friendly atmosphere and individual attention from professors
  9. Modern standards of facilities
  10. The Best Community College, according to the readers of the LA Daily News, seven years in a row

Campus Life

Reasons why usually include a lot of figures. Statistics are important, indeed. But another thing that might matter to you is the variety of student clubs. LAPC has something to offer in this respect:

  • Psychology Club
  • Pre-Health Club
  • Pierce Fantasy Sports League
  • Pierce College Veterinary Sciences Club
  • Pierce College Music Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • International Students Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance

The names of the clubs can tell how open the college environment is to different directions and social groups. It is another factor that can be decisive in choosing a college.

LA Valley College

In About Us LAVC proudly outlines the following aspects as worthy of your attention:

  • Their Campus
  • Quality Academic and Career Training Programs
  • Serving the ‘Heart’ of the San Fernando Valley
  • Building for the Future

Your Future Begins Here! You will find this motto almost on every page of the website. What do they think they can give their students?

  • High-quality education
  • Recreation in a beautiful park-like campus
  • The opportunity of free tuition
  • An in-demand career in 2 years or less
  • New friends and building your community
  • Support programs to help you succeed
  • Classes to fit your busy schedule
  • A path for your success in the world

Do Not Limit Yourself

In this article, we presented the four best public colleges in Los Angeles. Of course, we base our conclusion on decent research. But do not limit yourself to these four only. There are also great private colleges in LA, like Occidental College or Otis College of Art and Design. At the end of the day, you might decide to change your major mid-year. Who knows?

Let us take a quick look back at the crucial factors you should consider when it comes to your future educational institution.

  1. What they say about themselves
  2. Reasons why you should choose them
  3. Years of experience
  4. Renowned alumni
  5. Degrees and certificates
  6. Students’ clubs and blogs
  7. Future career and networking opportunities

But do not let these criteria limit you.

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