Our AVID Field Trips
Every AVID student is given the opportunity to visit at least one college campus. Our AVID students have previously visited:
The University of Southern California (USC) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in central Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university. USC has historically educated a large number of the city's business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Reflecting the status of Los Angeles as a global city, USC has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States.
USC's four year, full-time undergraduate program enrolled 17,414 undergraduate students in Fall 2011. USC is also home to 20,596 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, social work, and medicine. The university has a "very high" level of research activity and received $560.9 million in sponsored research from 2009 to 2010. USC was named "College of the Year 2000" by the editors of Time andThe Princeton Review for the university's extensive community-engagement programs and increased global presence. In recent years USC has risen quickly in various rankings, including the U.S. News survey of U.S. universities, to 23rd place in 2011. USC also topped Newsweek's list of The Decade's Hottest Schools in 2009, and placed 10th on Forbes' list of billionaire-producing universities. USC's endowment and alumni giving rate are ranked among the highest in the world. USC students hail from 112 countries and all 50 states in the United States.
USC sponsors a variety of intercollegiate sports and competes in the NCAA Pacific-12 Conference. Members of the sports teams, the Trojans, have won 94 NCAA team championships, ranking them third in the nation, and 361 NCAA individual championships, ranking them second in the nation. Trojan athletes have won 287 medals at theOlympic games (135 golds, 87 silvers and 65 bronzes), more than any other U.S. university. If USC were a country, it would rank 12th in most Olympic gold medals.
Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Southern_California
California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge) is a public university inNorthridge, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California, United States.
CSUN is a campus of the California State University (CSU) system. It was founded first as the Valley satellite campus of Cal State Los Angeles (CSULA) amongst old walnut and citrus groves. It then became an independent college in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College, with major campus master planning and construction. The University adopted its current name of California State University, Northridge in 1972.
CSUN offers a variety of programs leading to bachelor's degrees in 61 fields, master's degrees in 42 fields, several Ed.D. degrees, and a DPT degree. The university has over 200,000 alumni. It is also home to a summer musical theater/theater program known as TADW (TeenAge Drama Workshop) that leads teenagers through an intensive six-week training of the fine arts. Cal State Northridge is home to the National Center on Deafness, and each year the university hosts the International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities.
Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_University,_Northridge
ucla football game/I'm going to college program
Upon arrival at the event (2-3 hours before the game), groups are greeted by a current UCLA student and led to the IGTC college fair area. Students are immediately immersed in Bruin traditions, as they learn the UCLA Eight Clap and the importance of higher education. While at the college fair, students speak with academic counselors and pick up educational information about questions they may have regarding education and preparing for college. Students also have the opportunity to get autographs from student-athletes. Other fun fair activities include carnival games, activity books, a DJ, give-away items, and removable tattoos. At the college fair, students and even some of their teachers can get into the UCLA spirit before heading into the stadium.
Taken from: http://www.uclabruins.com/comm-relations/ucla-programs.html#imgoingtocollege
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwoodneighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA. It is the second oldest of the ten campuses of the University of California system, and the most selective public university in the United States. UCLA, (along with Berkeley), is considered a flagship campus of the University of California system,. It offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. With an enrollment of about 27,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world, UCLA is the largest university in the state of California in terms of student body, and the most popular university in the United States by number of applicants.
The university is organized into five undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. The undergraduate colleges are the College of Letters and Science; Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; School of the Arts and Architecture; School of Theater, Film, and Television; and School of Nursing. Fifteen Nobel Prize laureates, one Fields Medalist, and one Turing award winner have been affiliated with the university as faculty, researchers, or alumni. Among the current faculty members, 51 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 23 to the National Academy of Engineering, 37 to the Institute of Medicine, and 120 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
UCLA student-athletes compete intercollegiately as the Bruins. As a member of the Pacific-12 Conference, the Bruins have won 125 national championships, including 108 NCAA team championships as of December 2011, more than any other university. UCLA student-athletes have won 214 Olympic medals – 106 gold, 54 silver and 54 bronze. The Bruins have had at least one competitor in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception (1924), and UCLA has won a gold medal in every Olympics since 1932 with the exception of 1980 (boycott).
Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Los_Angeles