Top California Colleges Comparison

California Colleges Rankings and Academic Comparison

Next table compares the 2020 Top California Colleges in perspective of admission rate, college costs, completion rates, test scores, and more academic characteristicsThe schools are ranked and selected by our ranking method and only qualified schools are included in the ranking. See our ranking methodology for State best schools
There are 32 public and 73 private schools in 2020 Top California Colleges. The average acceptance rate of 2020 Top California Colleges is 55.05% and the average admission yield is 28.19%.The average tuition & fees of the 2020 Top California Colleges is $31,265 based on out-of-state rate. The average graduation rate is 63.46% and the average student to faculty ratio is 14.99:1 (6.67%). In average, 10,597 students are attending to one of the schools.
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2020 Top California Colleges Comparison Table
RankNameScoreAcceptance RateYieldTuition & FeesTest ScoresStudent PopulationStudent: Faculty
1 Stanford, CAPrivate, 4 Years100.0 4.4 % 81.9 % $53,529 1,495 SAT
101 ACT
17,381 5:1
2 Pasadena, CAPrivate, 4 Years96.1 6.6 % 42.5 % $54,600 1,555 SAT
107 ACT
2,233 3:1
3 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years92.9 7.6 % 52.8 % $54,762 1,470 SAT
99 ACT
1,573 7:1
4 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years92.2 9.3 % 55.7 % $56,475 1,425 SAT
97 ACT
1,327 8:1
5 Los Angeles, CAPublic, 4 Years91.1 14.0 % 39.1 % $42,994 1,405 SAT
95 ACT
44,537 18:1
6 Berkeley, CAPublic, 4 Years90.9 14.8 % 45.2 % $44,007 1,425 SAT
97 ACT
42,501 20:1
7 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years90.7 13.0 % 40.8 % $58,195 1,440 SAT
97 ACT
47,310 9:1
8 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years90.3 14.5 % 39.4 % $58,660 1,525 SAT
104 ACT
902 8:1
9 Aliso Viejo, CAPrivate, 4 Years88.7 39.0 % 61.7 % $33,982 1,295 SAT
83 ACT
442 8:1
10 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years88.4 24.2 % 32.9 % $57,188 1,390 SAT
95 ACT
1,071 10:1
11 La Jolla, CAPublic, 4 Years88.3 30.1 % 22.8 % $44,169 1,365 SAT
89 ACT
37,887 19:1
12 Santa Paula, CAPrivate, 4 Years88.2 77.7 % 73.8 % $25,600 1,310 SAT
83 ACT
407 11:1
13 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years88.1 13.3 % 47.0 % $56,018 - 1,072 10:1
14 Santa Barbara, CAPublic, 4 Years88.1 32.2 % 17.1 % $44,145 1,345 SAT
89 ACT
25,976 22:1
15 Irvine, CAPublic, 4 Years87.9 28.8 % 21.2 % $43,481 1,300 SAT
85 ACT
36,032 18:1
16 Davis, CAPublic, 4 Years87.5 41.1 % 19.9 % $44,249 1,280 SAT
82 ACT
38,167 20:1
17 Santa Clara, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.3 49.9 % 17.2 % $53,634 1,355 SAT
30 ACT
8,642 10:1
18 Malibu, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.2 35.7 % 20.0 % $55,892 1,320 SAT
87 ACT
7,961 14:1
19 Orange, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.1 53.6 % 21.8 % $54,924 1,280 SAT
84 ACT
9,608 13:1
20 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years87.0 37.3 % 20.8 % $56,576 1,360 SAT
91 ACT
1,930 9:1
21 Santa Cruz, CAPublic, 4 Years87.0 47.4 % 13.8 % $43,745 1,295 SAT
85 ACT
19,700 19:1
22 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.9 52.9 % 18.6 % $51,186 1,275 SAT
84 ACT
9,073 14:1
23 Monterey, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.9 - - $40,948 - 670 1:1
24 San Luis Obispo, CAPublic, 4 Years86.8 30.2 % 26.7 % $23,833 1,335 SAT
88 ACT
22,013 21:1
25 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.7 47.1 % 18.0 % $50,683 1,300 SAT
87 ACT
9,838 10:1
26 San Diego, CAPublic, 4 Years86.4 34.6 % 24.0 % $19,390 1,210 SAT
75 ACT
35,303 27:1
27 Riverside, CAPublic, 4 Years86.2 50.6 % 18.2 % $43,607 1,220 SAT
77 ACT
23,922 23:1
28 San Francisco, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.1 64.6 % 13.0 % $50,282 1,230 SAT
78 ACT
10,713 13:1
29 Long Beach, CAPublic, 4 Years86.1 31.2 % 22.6 % $18,714 1,145 SAT
68 ACT
37,466 23:1
30 La Mirada, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.1 73.5 % 31.1 % $41,976 1,160 SAT
72 ACT
6,109 14:1
31 Santa Clarita, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.1 76.9 % 48.7 % $25,350 1,120 SAT
72 ACT
2,057 10:1
32 Moraga, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.0 77.2 % 14.0 % $49,188 1,155 SAT
72 ACT
3,881 11:1
33 Redlands, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.0 74.8 % 20.6 % $50,980 1,170 SAT
75 ACT
4,598 12:1
34 Oakland, CAPrivate, 4 Years86.0 85.5 % 18.6 % $30,877 1,124 SAT
74 ACT
1,257 11:1
35 Bakersfield, CAPublic, 4 Years86.0 23.0 % 56.7 % $19,299 - 10,816 24:1
36 Stockton, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.8 63.5 % 11.1 % $49,588 1,235 SAT
79 ACT
6,493 13:1
37 Merced, CAPublic, 4 Years85.6 66.2 % 13.3 % $43,292 1,105 SAT
64 ACT
8,544 20:1
38 San Rafael, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.6 87.2 % 17.4 % $46,940 1,123 SAT
67 ACT
1,779 9:1
39 Fullerton, CAPublic, 4 Years85.6 43.4 % 19.8 % $18,804 1,130 SAT
64 ACT
40,280 25:1
40 Pomona, CAPublic, 4 Years85.6 55.2 % 19.1 % $19,276 1,140 SAT
68 ACT
26,598 28:1
41 La Verne, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.6 50.9 % 18.2 % $44,550 1,113 SAT
67 ACT
8,064 14:1
42 San Jose, CAPublic, 4 Years85.5 54.7 % 19.1 % $19,732 1,145 SAT
67 ACT
35,400 26:1
43 San Bernardino, CAPublic, 4 Years85.5 54.8 % 30.5 % $6,886 995 SAT
53 ACT
20,238 29:1
44 Fresno, CAPublic, 4 Years85.5 57.5 % 33.6 % $18,469 1,020 SAT
57 ACT
25,137 23:1
45 Costa Mesa, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.5 40.2 % 26.0 % $35,100 1,035 SAT
20 ACT
2,169 15:1
46 Santa Barbara, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.4 62.4 % 18.8 % $46,594 1,240 SAT
80 ACT
1,277 11:1
47 Los Angeles, CAPublic, 4 Years85.3 41.5 % 23.3 % $18,648 985 SAT
53 ACT
28,036 24:1
48 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.3 68.9 % 27.4 % $36,950 1,220 SAT
79 ACT
4,592 14:1
49 Northridge, CAPublic, 4 Years85.2 50.6 % 27.2 % $18,857 1,030 SAT
57 ACT
40,212 26:1
50 Chico, CAPublic, 4 Years85.2 65.3 % 17.4 % $19,686 1,095 SAT
63 ACT
17,578 24:1
51 Cypress, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.1 68.5 % 95.6 % $9,240 - 6,861 16:1
52 San Marcos, CAPublic, 4 Years85.1 58.4 % 24.0 % $19,597 1,050 SAT
58 ACT
15,972 25:1
53 Redding, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.1 50.0 % 35.2 % $31,910 1,063 SAT
64 ACT
834 11:1
54 San Francisco, CAPublic, 4 Years85.0 71.8 % 16.8 % $19,146 1,055 SAT
60 ACT
29,778 23:1
55 Whittier, CAPrivate, 4 Years85.0 75.9 % 10.8 % $49,514 1,122 SAT
23 ACT
1,852 11:1
56 Sacramento, CAPublic, 4 Years85.0 63.9 % 21.7 % $19,248 1,035 SAT
57 ACT
31,902 26:1
57 Thousand Oaks, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.9 71.5 % 16.6 % $44,382 1,160 SAT
71 ACT
4,383 16:1
58 Riverside, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.9 47.1 % 17.7 % $33,570 1,010 SAT
59 ACT
2,339 12:1
59 Fresno, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.9 85.1 % 26.3 % $32,950 1,054 SAT
59 ACT
4,292 13:1
60 Burbank, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.8 65.7 % 12.8 % $41,182 1,038 SAT
65 ACT
1,173 9:1
61 Rohnert Park, CAPublic, 4 Years84.7 89.7 % 13.8 % $19,760 1,075 SAT
61 ACT
9,459 23:1
62 Riverside, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.7 79.5 % 30.6 % $34,882 1,095 SAT
64 ACT
10,486 14:1
63 Irvine, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.7 79.2 % 76.3 % $12,440 - 8,766 17:1
64 Seaside, CAPublic, 4 Years84.7 58.5 % 13.8 % $19,023 1,060 SAT
60 ACT
7,540 24:1
65 Pasadena, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.6 87.9 % 26.7 % $31,846 - 171 15:1
66 Oakland, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.6 70.0 % 12.1 % $40,102 792 SAT
58 ACT
960 7:1
67 Irvine, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.5 61.8 % 12.9 % $36,740 1,125 SAT
70 ACT
4,162 16:1
68 Pomona, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.5 94.9 % 81.1 % $17,990 - 2,499 17:1
69 Arcata, CAPublic, 4 Years84.5 76.8 % 12.5 % $19,744 1,070 SAT
62 ACT
7,972 21:1
70 Fullerton, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.5 29.5 % 54.1 % $33,400 1,010 SAT
61 ACT
1,253 13:1
71 Azusa, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.5 68.5 % 16.5 % $40,220 1,130 SAT
71 ACT
10,095 11:1
72 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.4 83.8 % 22.3 % $42,792 1,030 SAT
20 ACT
2,965 9:1
73 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years84.1 96.0 % 25.0 % $31,946 - 168 7:1
74 Turlock, CAPublic, 4 Years83.9 85.8 % 23.8 % $19,422 - 10,577 22:1
75 Hayward, CAPublic, 4 Years83.8 71.6 % 12.6 % $18,880 - 15,628 26:1
76 Carson, CAPublic, 4 Years83.6 63.9 % 15.8 % $18,826 - 16,732 25:1
77 Camarillo, CAPublic, 4 Years83.6 78.3 % 10.9 % $18,682 - 7,488 22:1
78 Belmont, CAPrivate, 4 Years83.3 81.5 % 10.6 % $36,596 965 SAT
56 ACT
1,492 11:1
79 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years83.2 100.0 % 9.1 % $14,880 - 3,780 13:1
80 Monterey, CAPublic, 4 Years83.2 - - - - 2,737 -
81 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years83.0 - - $35,639 - 1,882 -
82 La Jolla, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.9 - - $13,320 - 16,930 19:1
83 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.7 - - $12,394 - 10,535 1:1
84 Culver City, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.5 - - $20,670 - 802 3:1
85 San Francisco, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.4 - - $16,095 - 2,515 14:1
86 Los Alamitos, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.4 - - $14,600 - 1,672 9:1
87 Claremont, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.3 - - $38,807 - 617 -
88 Orange, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.2 - - $13,704 - 472 5:1
89 Santa Barbara, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.1 - - $18,120 - 344 3:1
90 San Francisco, CAPrivate, 4 Years82.0 - - $23,412 - 10,616 14:1
91 San Francisco, CAPrivate, 4 Years81.8 - - $20,230 - 1,452 12:1
92 Pleasant Hill, CAPrivate, 4 Years81.7 - - $8,500 - 975 6:1
93 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years81.6 - - $12,400 - 34,710 14:1
94 San Dimas, CAPrivate, 4 Years81.5 - - $10,800 - 2,360 23:1
95 Anaheim, CAPrivate, 4 Years81.4 - - $6,330 - 20 17:1
96 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years81.4 - - $6,480 - 790 13:1
97 Santa Barbara, CAPrivate, 4 Years81.0 - - $17,291 - 989 -
98 San Jose, CAPrivate, 4 Years80.9 - - - - 558 -
99 Rancho Palos Verdes, CAPrivate, 4 Years80.6 - - $36,134 - 761 17:1
100 San Diego, CAPrivate, 4 Years80.5 - - $13,438 - 297 10:1
101 Costa Mesa, CAPrivate, 4 Years80.4 - - $9,552 - 6,952 17:1
102 Rosemead, CAPrivate, 4 Years80.2 - - $12,956 - 291 10:1
103 Ontario, CAPrivate, 4 Years79.6 - - $13,438 - 495 9:1
104 Los Angeles, CAPrivate, 4 Years79.5 - - $13,704 - 475 17:1
105 San Francisco, CAPrivate, 4 Years79.0 - - $26,899 - 120 -
Average85.2 55.0 % 28.2 % $31,265 1,191 SAT
71 ACT
10,597 15.0:1
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