Best Colleges In California

The 74 Best Colleges In California

Next table compares the 74 best colleges In California in perspective of admission rate, college costs, completion rates, enrollment, and students to faculty ratio. The schools are ranked and selected by our ranking method and only qualified schools are included in the ranking.
There are 30 public and 44 private schools in Best Colleges in California. The average acceptance ratio of Best Colleges in California is 54.13% and the average admission yield is 27.53%.The average tuition & fees of the Best Colleges in California is $34,771 based on out-of-state rate. The average graduation rate is 68.58% and the average student to faculty ratio is 16.05:1 (6.23%). In average, 12,918 students are attending to one of the schools.
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Best Colleges in California Comparison Table
RankNameScoreAcceptance RatioYieldTuition & FeesGraduation RateStudent PopulationStudent: Faculty
1 Stanford, CAPrivate, 4 Years100.0 4.8 % 82.1 % $49,617 93.9 % 17,184 10:1
2 Pasadena, CAPrivate, 4 Years96.2 8.1 % 42.5 % $49,908 93.6 % 2,240 3:1
3 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years92.9 9.4 % 53.7 % $51,075 97.0 % 1,563 7:1
4 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years92.7 9.4 % 53.6 % $52,825 92.7 % 1,347 9:1
5 Berkeley, CAPublic, 4 Years91.3 16.9 % 44.2 % $42,184 91.7 % 40,154 18:1
6 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years91.2 12.9 % 40.1 % $54,636 93.3 % 842 8:1
7 Los Angeles, CAPublic, 4 Years91.1 18.0 % 37.5 % $41,275 91.1 % 43,548 17:1
8 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years90.5 16.6 % 34.0 % $54,259 92.0 % 43,871 9:1
9 Aliso Viejo, CAPrivate, 4 Years89.0 38.4 % 54.2 % $31,776 90.3 % 430 8:1
10 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years88.6 13.7 % 47.1 % $52,236 87.6 % 1,062 11:1
11 Santa Barbara, CAPublic, 4 Years88.5 35.8 % 18.1 % $42,465 82.3 % 24,346 18:1
12 La Jolla, CAPublic, 4 Years88.5 35.7 % 19.1 % $42,032 87.2 % 34,979 19:1
13 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years88.4 29.9 % 29.9 % $52,966 83.7 % 1,057 11:1
14 Santa Paula, CAPrivate, 4 Years88.3 74.6 % 61.8 % $24,500 82.4 % 386 11:1
15 Davis, CAPublic, 4 Years88.0 42.3 % 19.9 % $42,433 84.7 % 36,460 20:1
16 Irvine, CAPublic, 4 Years87.9 40.6 % 20.7 % $41,752 87.2 % 32,754 18:1
17 Santa Clara, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.7 48.3 % 17.2 % $49,858 88.6 % 8,422 11:1
18 Malibu, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.5 36.9 % 18.1 % $51,992 87.1 % 7,826 13:1
19 Orange, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.5 54.0 % 21.5 % $50,594 78.9 % 8,542 14:1
20 Monterey, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.4 - - $39,750 - - 1:1
21 San Luis Obispo, CAPublic, 4 Years87.3 29.5 % 30.6 % $21,312 79.7 % 21,306 21:1
22 Santa Cruz, CAPublic, 4 Years87.3 57.9 % 14.8 % $42,034 76.9 % 18,783 18:1
23 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.2 51.4 % 15.3 % $47,708 77.8 % 8,508 14:1
24 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.0 45.8 % 17.1 % $52,838 80.8 % 1,969 10:1
25 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.0 53.9 % 18.3 % $46,136 83.2 % 9,330 10:1
26 San Diego, CAPublic, 4 Years86.7 34.6 % 24.1 % $19,340 73.3 % 34,688 29:1
27 Oakland, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.5 84.4 % 19.0 % $46,236 66.5 % 1,345 10:1
28 San Francisco, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.5 71.4 % 14.5 % $46,250 71.8 % 11,003 14:1
29 La Mirada, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.4 64.9 % 30.6 % $38,448 71.8 % 6,095 15:1
30 Long Beach, CAPublic, 4 Years86.4 31.9 % 21.6 % $18,610 68.6 % 37,776 24:1
31 Moraga, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.4 80.4 % 14.8 % $45,686 73.2 % 3,908 11:1
32 Riverside, CAPublic, 4 Years86.3 66.3 % 18.9 % $41,931 72.9 % 22,715 22:1
33 Fresno, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.2 68.5 % 50.1 % $30,508 61.8 % 3,564 13:1
34 Santa Clarita, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.2 83.2 % 46.6 % $33,020 68.4 % 1,895 14:1
35 Stockton, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.2 66.0 % 12.4 % $46,346 68.5 % 6,128 12:1
36 Redlands, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.1 74.7 % 17.3 % $48,072 74.1 % 5,071 13:1
37 San Rafael, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.0 77.7 % 16.9 % $44,690 71.9 % 1,835 9:1
38 Irvine, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.0 81.1 % 76.7 % $12,360 - - 15:1
39 Costa Mesa, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.0 70.2 % 41.0 % $32,430 55.7 % 2,104 13:1
40 Pomona, CAPublic, 4 Years85.9 59.2 % 21.6 % $19,219 68.5 % 25,326 28:1
41 Merced, CAPublic, 4 Years85.9 74.2 % 13.2 % $41,612 66.4 % 7,336 20:1
42 San Jose, CAPublic, 4 Years85.9 53.4 % 19.0 % $19,601 62.1 % 32,154 25:1
43 Fullerton, CAPublic, 4 Years85.8 48.2 % 20.6 % $18,730 62.3 % 40,235 25:1
44 La Verne, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.8 48.1 % 14.3 % $41,450 66.4 % 8,369 15:1
45 Fresno, CAPublic, 4 Years85.8 53.5 % 32.9 % $18,465 56.5 % 24,405 24:1
46 San Bernardino, CAPublic, 4 Years85.7 58.1 % 30.5 % $18,765 54.7 % 20,767 30:1
47 San Marcos, CAPublic, 4 Years85.7 51.8 % 27.0 % $19,533 52.5 % 13,144 24:1
48 Oakland, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.6 48.5 % 20.3 % $38,188 44.6 % 866 6:1
49 Redding, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.6 52.2 % 36.1 % $27,700 47.1 % 1,012 11:1
50 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.6 69.4 % 27.1 % $34,600 70.9 % 4,098 15:1
51 Santa Barbara, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.6 82.8 % 21.0 % $44,044 76.9 % 1,277 12:1
52 Northridge, CAPublic, 4 Years85.5 48.2 % 28.3 % $18,755 50.1 % 39,916 26:1
53 Chico, CAPublic, 4 Years85.5 65.2 % 17.9 % $19,228 68.5 % 17,557 25:1
54 Whittier, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.4 69.5 % 11.9 % $46,110 63.5 % 2,072 11:1
55 Thousand Oaks, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.4 64.2 % 16.5 % $41,363 73.2 % 4,174 14:1
56 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.3 59.8 % 20.7 % $30,938 43.8 % 159 4:1
57 San Francisco, CAPublic, 4 Years85.3 68.2 % 14.7 % $19,134 53.2 % 29,045 23:1
58 Sacramento, CAPublic, 4 Years85.2 71.9 % 21.8 % $19,084 48.9 % 30,510 27:1
59 Riverside, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.2 64.0 % 36.0 % $32,256 59.8 % 9,157 18:1
60 Burbank, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.1 66.2 % 13.9 % $38,460 44.1 % 1,283 8:1
61 Riverside, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.1 45.9 % 17.8 % $32,130 52.4 % 2,384 14:1
62 Rohnert Park, CAPublic, 4 Years85.1 76.3 % 14.4 % $19,604 61.2 % 9,323 24:1
63 Los Angeles, CAPublic, 4 Years85.1 63.7 % 17.0 % $18,519 45.7 % 27,827 25:1
64 Azusa, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.0 61.5 % 22.7 % $37,506 70.2 % 10,020 12:1
65 Irvine, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.8 65.0 % 16.3 % $34,100 53.7 % 4,299 18:1
66 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.8 85.9 % 26.8 % $39,608 58.7 % 3,496 11:1
67 Arcata, CAPublic, 4 Years84.8 77.1 % 13.0 % $19,373 45.6 % 8,503 22:1
68 Turlock, CAPublic, 4 Years84.4 74.3 % 24.5 % $18,918 57.2 % 9,762 22:1
69 Cypress, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.3 100.0 % 67.8 % $9,240 32.8 % 6,948 13:1
70 Bakersfield, CAPublic, 4 Years84.2 67.8 % 23.7 % $19,027 42.7 % 9,341 24:1
71 Seaside, CAPublic, 4 Years84.2 35.2 % 14.0 % $18,923 54.8 % 7,274 23:1
72 Carson, CAPublic, 4 Years84.2 47.9 % 16.3 % $18,717 42.4 % 14,731 25:1
73 Pasadena, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.2 64.5 % 39.1 % $29,372 55.6 % 164 14:1
74 Hayward, CAPublic, 4 Years84.1 69.8 % 14.6 % $18,714 48.2 % 15,855 27:1
Average86.9 54.1 % $34,771 68.6 % 12,918 16.1:1
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