Looking at colleges and have been thinking about some of the California State Universities, but there are so many it's hard to narrow it down and my guidance counselor doesn't really know much about most west coast schools. I'm open to north, central, south California but I definitely want to be close to the beach.

I haven't really decided what I want to major in yet but as of now I'm interested in marine biology, environmental/coastal stuff, and international politics/relations. The main ones I'm considering are East Bay, Monterey Bay, San Marcos, Humboldt, San Francisco State, and San Diego State.

My grades are more or less within the standards of all of them, the furthest probably being San Diego State but still within reach. Any input would be great, thanks in advance.