Authority

Ranking

Best Colleges in California

Best Colleges in California

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Colleges

Best Colleges in California

Best Colleges in California

A+

Rating

#1 Best Colleges in California

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 Best Colleges in California

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | www.caltech.edu/

7%

Acceptance

2,319

Students

#9

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 Best Colleges in California

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | https://www.hmc.edu/

18%

Acceptance

1,132

Students

#20

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 Best Colleges in California

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | www.cmc.edu/

13%

Acceptance

1,361

Students

#26

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 Best Colleges in California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 Best Colleges in California

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 Best Colleges in California

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 Best Colleges in California

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 Best Colleges in California

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA | www.ucsd.edu/

37%

Acceptance

40,547

Students

#61

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 Best Colleges in California

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA | www.uci.edu/

30%

Acceptance

39,059

Students

#77

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 Best Colleges in California

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA | www.scu.edu/

51%

Acceptance

9,509

Students

#82

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 Best Colleges in California

Scripps College

Claremont, CA | www.scrippscollege.edu/

35%

Acceptance

1,137

Students

#83

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 Best Colleges in California

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA | https://www.pitzer.edu/

17%

Acceptance

1,111

Students

#85

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 Best Colleges in California

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA | https://www.oxy.edu/

41%

Acceptance

2,104

Students

#93

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 Best Colleges in California

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 Best Colleges in California

University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA | www.ucsb.edu/

37%

Acceptance

28,096

Students

#102

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 Best Colleges in California

Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA | www.soka.edu/

52%

Acceptance

421

Students

#105

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 Best Colleges in California

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA | www.pepperdine.edu/

42%

Acceptance

10,579

Students

#109

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 Best Colleges in California

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA | calpoly.edu/

38%

Acceptance

22,817

Students

#114

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 Best Colleges in California

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA | https://www.lmu.edu/

50%

Acceptance

10,629

Students

#127

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 Best Colleges in California

Chapman University

Orange, CA | https://www.chapman.edu/

58%

Acceptance

10,654

Students

#133

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 Best Colleges in California

Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA | www.samuelmerritt.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,690

Students

#135

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 Best Colleges in California

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA | https://sfcm.edu/

46%

Acceptance

445

Students

#145

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 Best Colleges in California

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA | www.sdsu.edu/

37%

Acceptance

38,336

Students

#154

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 Best Colleges in California

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA | www.sandiego.edu/

59%

Acceptance

10,181

Students

#165

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

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