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My Top Four Colleges

Leslie Salcedo

Cal Poly SLO

Location (City, type of locale, population): San Luis Obispo, CA (large town, suburban setting, 269,637 total population)

School Size: Large school (20,049 total undergraduates)

Demographics: 53% Men, 47% Women, 58% White, 16% Hispanic, 12% Asian, 14% Misc.

Acceptance Rate: 31%

Freshman Profile (SAT/ACT scores, GPA): SAT- 1332, ACT-30, GPA-4.0

Tuition/year : $9,000 ($25,413 total)

Majors with High Enrollment: Engineering, Business/Marketing, Agriculture, Biology, Social Sciences, Parks and Recreation

Housing Options (for freshmen): Coed Housing, Apartments for Single Students, Theme Housing

Why I am Applying Here: Cal Poly SLO is one of the best California State Universities. The location is scenic and it is a residential campus.

Link to campus tour: https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=TIY-Yhdvtp8

Cal Poly Pomona

Location (City, type of locale, population):

Pomona, CA (small city, suburban setting, 151,348 total population)

School Size: Large school (22,157 total undergraduates)

Demographics: 56% Men, 44% Women, 40% Hispanic, 24% Asian, 19% White, 3 % Black, 13% Misc.

Acceptance Rate: 39%

Freshman Profile (SAT/ACT scores, GPA): SAT-

1,060, ACT-23, GPA-3.43

Tuition/year : $6,976 ($26,156 total)

Majors with High Enrollment:

Business/Marketing, Engineering, Biology, Social Sciences

Housing Options (for freshmen): Coed Housing, Apartments for Single Students

Why I am Applying Here: Cal Poly Pomona is one of only two polytechnic universities in California. It is a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Link to campus tour: https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=PUFz3SD-cBI

California State University: Fullerton

Location (City, type of locale, population):

Fullerton, CA (small city, suburban setting, 138,981 total population)

School Size: Large School (33,144 total undergraduates)

Demographics: 55% Women, 45% Men, 40% Hispanic, 22% White, 22% Asian, 2% Black, 14% Misc.

Acceptance Rate: 44%

Freshman Profile (SAT/ACT scores, GPA): SAT-

1018, ACT-19, GPA-3.48

Tuition/year : $6,436 ($25,570 total)

Majors with High Enrollment:

Business/Marketing, Communications/Journalism, Health Professions

Housing Options (for freshmen): Apartments for Single Students, Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Why I am Applying Here: This is a Hispanic- Serving Institution.

Link to campus tour: https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=yrChYB5XJkk

California State University: Northridge

Location (City, type of locale, population):

Northridge, CA (very large city, urban setting)

School Size: Large School (36, 917 total undergraduates)

Demographics: 54% Women, 46% Men, 42% Hispanic, 24% White, 11% Asian, 6% Black, 14% Misc.

Acceptance Rate: 52%

Freshman Profile (SAT/ACT scores, GPA): SAT- 920, ACT-16, GPA-3.18

Tuition/year : $6,549 ($22,110 total)

Majors with High Enrollment:

Business/Marketing, Social Sciences, Psychology, Communication Technologies, English

Housing Options (for freshmen): Apartments for Single Students, Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Why I am Applying Here: This is my safety school.

Link to campus tour: https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=mwWSDrC_1Mg

Name: Accounting Associated fields: Finance Possible Occupations: Accountant, Auditor, Budget/Credit Analyst, Business Teacher, Credit Analyst, Financial Examiner, Tax Collector Why I am Interested: Accounting is often referred to as the “language and basic tool of business”.

Name: International Business Associated fields: Finance, Marketing Possible Occupations: International Marketing Director, Financial Controller, Multinational Manager, Business Development Director, International Trade/Customs Manager, International Foreign Policy Advisor Why I am Interested: International business offers a multitude of career opportunities, especially since I am proficient in more than one language.

My Top Four Major Choices

Name: Business Administration and Management Associated fields: Marketing Possible Occupations: Commercial Loan Officer, Sales Manager, Human Resources Manager, Public Relations Specialist, Chief Executive Officer, Marketing Research Analyst Why I am Interested: Business Administration is a wide field that incorporates many types of management positions.

Name: Finance Associated fields: Accounting, Business Possible Occupations: Financial Analyst, Financial Consultant, Investment Banker, Real Estate Why I am Interested: Finance coursework involves the study of mathematics and statistics as well as some business principles.

Name: AXA Achievement Community Award Amount: $2,500 Requirements: United States Citizen, Current High School Senior, Demonstrate Ambition and Self-drive Number of awards given: 180 Link: https://us.axa.com/axa- foundation/community-scholarships. html

Name: Scholarships.com Resolve to Evolve Essay Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Requirements: Open to all US citizens who are registered users of Scholarships.com Number of awards given: 5 Link: https://www.scholarships.

com/financial-aid/college-

scholarships/scholarships-com-

scholarships/the-resolve-to-evolve-

scholarship/

Four Scholarships I Will Apply for:

Name: CFBTA Finance Scholarship Amount: $2,500 Requirements: Plan to be enrolled in an accredited college for the upcoming fall semester, Have expressed a clear interest in the financial services field, Have a completed application and essay Number of awards given: 4 Link: http://www.cfbta.org/cfbta- scholarship/

Name: College JumpStart Scholarship Amount: $1,000 Requirements: 10th, 11th or 12th students, Legal residents of the US, Complete the online application form including the required personal statement Number of awards given: Varies Link: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship. net/