Skip to Main Content

2024 Best College Athletics in California

1-25 of 77 results

  1. #1 Best College Athletics in California.

    University of Southern California

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    4025 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I like the diverse, really friendly community, thoughtful curriculum, experienced teachers, and good campus life. I feel that the community is supportive and that I have many avenues to learn, change...What I would like to see changed is a better work environment for the students and staff, more mediated spaces for discussions on difficult topics, and a better-organized structure for knowing what....

    Read 4025 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $26,021,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

  2. #2 Best College Athletics in California.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1274 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Stanford University was incredibly enriching and transformative. The academic rigor challenged me to push my boundaries and think critically in diverse fields of study. The vibrant....

    Read 1274 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $14,402,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  3. #3 Best College Athletics in California.

    University of California - Los Angeles

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5559 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I found the university to be fantastic with the various opportunities offered. The class size, although huge with a graduating class of around 6500, offers a lot of people for making friends. But the....

    Read 5559 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $13,393,

  4. Tell us what matters most to you and we'll create a custom list of schools tailored to fit your needs.
  5. #4 Best College Athletics in California.

    University of California - Berkeley

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4453 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I have loved my time at Berkeley. There is an atmosphere of inclusion and celebration of diversity. I have the most amazing professors who make me love learning! I am majoring in Molecular....

    Read 4453 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $17,652,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

  6. #5 Best College Athletics in California.

    California State University - Fresno

    4 Year,

    FRESNO, CA,

    2877 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says My overall experience with CSU Fresno is positive. I appreciate the diverse campus community and the support services available to students. The faculty are knowledgeable and approachable, and I have....

    Read 2877 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 97%,

    Net Price: $6,336,

    SAT Range: 890-1100,

  7. #6 Best College Athletics in California.

    San Diego State University

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    5391 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Being a freshman at SDSU, I have really enjoyed it! All the class I have taken, have been beneficial for my career and learning. I am also in the Weber Honors College, which is extremely beneficial....

    Read 5391 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $6,867,

    SAT Range: 1090-1300,

  8. Understand your chances of getting accepted into any college in the country, and it's completely free
  9. #9 Best College Athletics in California.

    University of California - Davis

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    5477 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says UC Davis, part of the prestigious University of California system, stands out as a renowned institution renowned for its excellence in education, research, and community engagement. Located in Davis,...The university prides itself on fostering a collaborative and inclusive learning environment, where students are encouraged to explore their passions and make meaningful contributions to society. Its....

    Read 5477 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $16,640,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

  10. #14 Best College Athletics in California.

    San Jose State University

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    4350 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says My experience at San Jose State University has been nothing short of amazing. The professors at SJSU have played a pivotal role in making my academic journey exceptionally enriching. Their unwavering....

    Read 4350 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $14,603,

    SAT Range: 1010-1240,

  11. #18 Best College Athletics in California.

    California State University - Bakersfield

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    BAKERSFIELD, CA,

    1217 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I enjoy the environment professors create with their constant encouragement to join clubs, as they will help you make connections and “get you a foot in the door for when [we] graduate.” The....

    Read 1217 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $7,368,

    SAT Range: 790-1020,

  12. #20 Best College Athletics in California.

    University of San Francisco

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    2334 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As a transfer and commuter student, I was nervous I would not be able to form connections and make the most of my two years at USF, but I feel so grateful that was not the case. I loved all of my....

    Read 2334 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $39,825,

    SAT Range: 1190-1390,

  13. #21 Best College Athletics in California.

    Loyola Marymount University

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    1744 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Overall, Loyola Marymount University provides a unique college experience with its beautiful campus, smaller--more intimate--classroom sizes, and academically rigorous courses. In my person....

    Read 1744 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $40,180,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  14. #23 Best College Athletics in California.

    University of San Diego

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1952 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My time at University of San Diego has been amazing, though it has been short. I have only been at USD for one semester, yet it has been the best four months of my life. There is so much to love...While I believe USD is perfect for me, there is always room for improvement. USD inspires excellence, but I believe students and faculty would both benefit from updated common areas and recreational....

    Read 1952 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $34,155,

    SAT Range: 1190-1370,

  15. #25 Best College Athletics in California.

    California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) - San Luis Obispo

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA,

    3990 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My overall experience with this campus has been resourcefully nourishing. I admire the effort this university takes in marketing and advertising student resources almost every day to facilitate our....

    Read 3990 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 33%,

    Net Price: $20,708,

    SAT Range: 1240-1440,

Showing results 1 through 25 of 77