need help with finding a college for marine science

I currently have been looking over many web sites for a good college for marine science.
i have yet to find what gpa i need and the most important classes for it. I want to go to california
Or to hawaii for college because they are by water. Also i think i should do comunitty college before
I start my major is that a good idea?</p>


<p>Go to the University of Miami. They have a good marine biology program.</p>

<p>Right, that's what I was gonna post too. My sister was extremely interested in marine bio for a little while and Miami was one of her top choices for a bit, before she changed her interests :)</p>

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<p>^This thread has a good list of schools for marine biology :)</p>