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24th Apr '16 12:19:25 AM DavidDelony
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*** Between the two of them, they boast almost 40 full-size campuses, plus hundreds of smaller sites that house specific facilities. Therefore, for most urban or suburban-dwelling teenagers, there is indeed a "neighborhood" university of this type, especially since a good chunk of them are located in L.A. and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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*** Between the two of them, they boast almost 40 full-size campuses, plus hundreds of smaller sites that house specific facilities. Therefore, for most urban or suburban-dwelling teenagers, there is indeed a "neighborhood" university of this type, especially since a good chunk of them are located in the L.A. and the San Francisco Bay Area.areas.
24th Apr '16 12:18:51 AM DavidDelony
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*** Between the two of them, they boast almost 40 full-size campuses, plus hundreds of smaller sites that house specific facilities. Therefore, for most urban or suburban-dwelling teenagers, there is indeed a "neighborhood" university of this type.

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*** Between the two of them, they boast almost 40 full-size campuses, plus hundreds of smaller sites that house specific facilities. Therefore, for most urban or suburban-dwelling teenagers, there is indeed a "neighborhood" university of this type.type, especially since a good chunk of them are located in L.A. and the San Francisco Bay Area.
2nd Mar '16 8:56:21 AM Angelus25
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Not to be confused with California's two actual public university systems, the University of California and the California State University. Nor with the real institution actually named California University. [[NonindicativeName Located,]] ''[[NonindicativeName naturally]]'', [[NonindicativeName in the state of Pennsylvania]].[[note]](It's in the UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}-area borough of California, which was founded in 1849, the year of the California Gold Rush)[[/note]]

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Not to be confused with California's two actual public university systems, the University of California and the California State University. Nor with the real institution actually named California University. [[NonindicativeName Located,]] ''[[NonindicativeName naturally]]'', [[NonindicativeName in the state of Pennsylvania]].Pennsylhevania]].[[note]](It's in the UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}-area borough of California, which was founded in 1849, the year of the California Gold Rush)[[/note]]



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has U.C. Sunnydale, which a disclaimer at the end of the credits points out isn't actually real. Subverted in that only Buffy and Willow actually head for college; the rest of the cast all move on with their lives in various ways, with Angel and Cordelia leaving for LA (and [[Series/{{Angel}} Angel's new spinoff]]), Xander unable to get into any decent school and ending up becoming a construction worker, and Giles finding himself unemployed before eventually re-opening up a magic shop. On the other hand, Willow could have had her pick of the Ivy League, but opts for the local public university to stay close to Buffy and Oz. Oz is at college too, and knows where everything is because all his friends have been attending for a year (he got held back). He soon drops out of school and moves to Tibet.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has U.C. Sunnydale, which a disclaimer at the end of the credits points out isn't actually real. Subverted in that only Buffy and Buffy, Willow and Oz actually head for college; the rest of the cast all move on with their lives in various ways, with Angel and Cordelia leaving for LA (and [[Series/{{Angel}} Angel's new spinoff]]), Xander unable to get into any decent school and ending up a "townie" and then becoming a construction worker, and Giles finding himself unemployed before eventually re-opening up a magic shop. On the other hand, Willow could have had her pick of the Ivy League, but opts for the local public university to stay close to Buffy and Oz. Oz is at college too, and already knows where everything is because all his friends have been attending for a year (he got held back). He soon drops out of school out, however, and moves to Tibet.
28th Jan '16 10:19:26 AM Morgenthaler
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The fictional university used by many HighSchool TV shows to extend their lives into the {{college}} years. The name "'''California University'''" was used by both ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' and ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', but the term can be applied to any university that allows an ensemble HighSchool show to retain the majority of its cast.

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The fictional university used by many HighSchool TV shows to extend their lives into the {{college}} college years. The name "'''California University'''" was used by both ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' and ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', but the term can be applied to any university that allows an ensemble HighSchool show to retain the majority of its cast.
26th Nov '15 7:41:02 PM MsChibi
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Compare CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2. Contrast IvyLeagueForEveryone.

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Compare CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2.CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2 and ElevatorSchool. Contrast IvyLeagueForEveryone.
30th Oct '15 3:54:29 AM AgProv
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is set in and around a slightly fictionalised version of the real-life Caltech university in Pasadena, California. It is slightly different in that the cast's male protagonists are all at advanced university level (three doctoral degree holders and one Master of Engineering) and all have done first degrees elsewhere in the USA. But Howard Wolowitz fits this trope in that he still lives in Pasadena, at home with his mother, despite being nearly thirty.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is set in and around a slightly fictionalised version of the real-life Caltech university in Pasadena, California. It is slightly different in that the cast's male protagonists are all at advanced university level (three doctoral degree holders and one Master of Engineering) and all have done first degrees elsewhere in the USA. But Howard Wolowitz fits this trope in that he still lives in Pasadena, at home with his mother, despite being nearly thirty. For Howard, Caltech is "California University".
30th Oct '15 3:53:28 AM AgProv
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is set in and around a slightly fictionalised version of the real-life Caltech university in Pasadena, California. It is slightly different in that the cast's male protagonists are all at advanced university level (three doctoral degree holders and one Master of Engineering) and all have done first degrees elsewhere in the USA. But Howard Wolowitz fits this trope in that he still lives in Pasadena, at home with his mother, despite being nearly thirty.
27th Oct '15 5:06:21 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* As previously mentioned, the state of California has two public university systems: the "[[http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/ University of California" system]], whose colleges are prefixed with "UC" (UCLA, UC San Diego; Berkeley is properly the University of California, Berkeley[[note]] The formal names of all schools in the UC-system are "University of California, City", with a comma used as the separator instead of a space, dash, or the word "at".[[/note]], but it's the only one famous enough to have a free-standing name), and the less expensive (and prestigious prestigious [[http://www.calstate.edu/ California State University]] system, denoted either with "CSU" on the front ("CSU Long Beach"), "Cal State" on the front ("Cal State Fullerton", "Cal State LA"), "Cal Poly" on the front (only for the two polytechnic schools, "Cal Poly Pomona" and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo"), or "State" on the back ("San Diego State," "San Jose State").[[note]] Some of this system's schools, despite their formal names being "California State University, City", are popularly referred to with simply "State" on the back, especially in reference to college sports. The schools that fall in this category are Fresno State, Long Beach State, and Sacramento State.[[/note]] Between the two of them, they boast almost 40 full-size campuses, plus hundreds of smaller sites that house specific facilities. Therefore, for most urban or suburban-dwelling teenagers, there is indeed a "neighborhood" university of this type.

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* As previously mentioned, the state of California has two ''two'' public university systems: the systems:
** The
"[[http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/ University of California" system]], whose colleges are prefixed with "UC" (UCLA, UC San Diego; Berkeley is properly the University of California, Berkeley[[note]] The formal names of all schools in the UC-system are "University of California, City", with a comma used as the separator instead of a space, dash, or the word "at".[[/note]], but it's the only one famous enough to have a free-standing name), and name)
** And then there's
the less expensive (and prestigious prestigious (but also less prestigious) [[http://www.calstate.edu/ California State University]] system, denoted either with "CSU" on the front ("CSU Long Beach"), "Cal State" on the front ("Cal State Fullerton", "Cal State LA"), "Cal Poly" on the front (only for the two polytechnic schools, "Cal Poly Pomona" and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo"), or "State" on the back ("San Diego State," "San Jose State").[[note]] Some of this system's schools, despite their formal names being "California State University, City", are popularly referred to with simply "State" on the back, especially in reference to college sports. The schools that fall in this category are Fresno State, Long Beach State, and Sacramento State.[[/note]] [[/note]]
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Between the two of them, they boast almost 40 full-size campuses, plus hundreds of smaller sites that house specific facilities. Therefore, for most urban or suburban-dwelling teenagers, there is indeed a "neighborhood" university of this type.
6th Oct '15 10:21:57 PM BobbyZ4
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* Both partially used ''and'' averted in ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}''. Bernice, Quill, and Tiffany all attend the nearby and fictional Moony University, but Luann, the title character, does not, enrolling in the local junior college instead.

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* Both partially used ''and'' averted in ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}''. Bernice, Quill, Tiffany, and Tiffany later Gunther all attend the nearby and fictional Moony University, but Luann, the title character, does not, enrolling in the local junior college instead.
24th Aug '15 1:58:11 PM HeraldAlberich
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has U.C. Sunnydale, which a disclaimer at the end of the credits points out isn't actually real. Subverted in that only Buffy and Willow actually head for college; the rest of the cast all move on with their lives in various ways, with Angel and Cordelia leaving for LA (and [[Series/{{Angel}} Angel's new spinoff]]), Xander unable to get into any decent school and ending up becoming a construction worker, and Giles finding himself unemployed before eventually re-opening up a magic shop. Oz was at college too, and knew where everything was because all his friends had been attending for a year (he got held back). He soon dropped out of school and moved to Tibet.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has U.C. Sunnydale, which a disclaimer at the end of the credits points out isn't actually real. Subverted in that only Buffy and Willow actually head for college; the rest of the cast all move on with their lives in various ways, with Angel and Cordelia leaving for LA (and [[Series/{{Angel}} Angel's new spinoff]]), Xander unable to get into any decent school and ending up becoming a construction worker, and Giles finding himself unemployed before eventually re-opening up a magic shop. On the other hand, Willow could have had her pick of the Ivy League, but opts for the local public university to stay close to Buffy and Oz. Oz was is at college too, and knew knows where everything was is because all his friends had have been attending for a year (he got held back). He soon dropped drops out of school and moved moves to Tibet.
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