Best Colleges in California - Acceptance Rate, SAT Score Range, ACT Score Range, Location, Address

Best Colleges in California
24 college(s) found. Showing 1 - 20.
The results are sorted by US News rankings for Best National Universities.
#6 in National Universities
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Federal School Code 001305OPE ID 00130500

Private

Net Price: $12,265

In-State Fee: $51,354

Out-of-State Fee: $51,354
#12 in National Universities
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Federal School Code 001131OPE ID 00113100

Private

Net Price: $23,820

In-State Fee: $52,362

Out-of-State Fee: $52,362
#20 in National Universities
University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Federal School Code 001315OPE ID 00131500

PUBLIC

Net Price: $14,171

In-State Fee: $13,226

Out-of-State Fee: $42,218
#22 in National Universities
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Federal School Code 001328OPE ID 00132800

Private

Net Price: $30,453

In-State Fee: $56,225

Out-of-State Fee: $56,225
#22 in National Universities
University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Federal School Code 001312OPE ID 00131200

PUBLIC

Net Price: $14,846

In-State Fee: $14,184

Out-of-State Fee: $43,176
#34 in National Universities
University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Federal School Code 001320OPE ID 00132000

PUBLIC

Net Price: $16,236

In-State Fee: $14,391

Out-of-State Fee: $43,383
#36 in National Universities
University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
Federal School Code 001314OPE ID 00131400

PUBLIC

Net Price: $14,604

In-State Fee: $13,700

Out-of-State Fee: $42,692
#37 in National Universities
University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Federal School Code 001317OPE ID 00131700

PUBLIC

Net Price: $13,318

In-State Fee: $14,167

Out-of-State Fee: $43,159
#39 in National Universities
University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
Federal School Code 001313OPE ID 00131300

PUBLIC

Net Price: $14,729

In-State Fee: $14,402

Out-of-State Fee: $43,394
#50 in National Universities
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Federal School Code 010149OPE ID 01014900

Private

Net Price: $34,701

In-State Fee: $53,932

Out-of-State Fee: $53,932
#54 in National Universities
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Federal School Code 001326OPE ID 00132600

Private

Net Price: $37,399

In-State Fee: $51,711

Out-of-State Fee: $51,711
#64 in National Universities
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Federal School Code 011649OPE ID 01164900

Private

Net Price: $39,898

In-State Fee: $48,522

Out-of-State Fee: $48,522
#84 in National Universities
University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Federal School Code 001321OPE ID 00132100

PUBLIC

Net Price: $17,699

In-State Fee: $13,960

Out-of-State Fee: $42,952
#91 in National Universities
University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA
Federal School Code 001316OPE ID 00131600

PUBLIC

Net Price: $12,743

In-State Fee: $13,827

Out-of-State Fee: $42,819
#91 in National Universities
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Federal School Code 010395OPE ID 01039500

Private

Net Price: $32,576

In-State Fee: $49,358

Out-of-State Fee: $49,358
#97 in National Universities
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Federal School Code 001325OPE ID 00132500

Private

Net Price: $32,782

In-State Fee: $48,066

Out-of-State Fee: $48,066
#104 in National Universities
University of California-Merced, Merced, CA
Federal School Code 041271OPE ID 04127100

PUBLIC

Net Price: $12,253

In-State Fee: $13,538

Out-of-State Fee: $42,530
#125 in National Universities
Chapman University, Orange, CA
Federal School Code 001164OPE ID 00116400

Private

Net Price: $40,251

In-State Fee: $52,724

Out-of-State Fee: $52,724
#125 in National Universities
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Federal School Code 001329OPE ID 00132900

Private

Net Price: $25,973

In-State Fee: $48,164

Out-of-State Fee: $48,164
#132 in National Universities
University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Federal School Code 001216OPE ID 00121600

Private

Net Price: $24,750

In-State Fee: $43,050

Out-of-State Fee: $43,050
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