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2024 Best College Campuses in California

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  1. #1 Best College Campuses in California.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5577 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says It was amazing! I came to UCLA as a 3rd year transfer student meaning I had more perks than some of those who came in as freshmen. The housing I did off-campus apartment dorms which was amazing. They....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $13,393,

  2. #3 Best College Campuses in California.

    University of San Diego

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1958 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have really enjoyed the small classes sizes here at San Diego. It is very nice to be able to go into office hours and talk to my professors. However, at the same time, the school does not feel too....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $34,155,

    SAT Range: 1190-1370,

  3. #4 Best College Campuses in California.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1279 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $14,402,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  4. #5 Best College Campuses in California.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    4035 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $26,021,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

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  6. #7 Best College Campuses in California.

    Point Loma Nazarene University

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1043 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I look back at my time at PLNU with gratitude and fondness. It is where I gained my education, found my lifetime friends and healed from an autoimmune disease I was battling. I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience. My professors were always so willing to help and they constantly encouraged us in our work and in our faith. They made me believe I could go out in the...I hope that prospective. students can be encouraged by this to take that leap of faith and dive in. Dive into the community at PLNU, dive into your education, and dive into yourself and find what you....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $34,851,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  7. #9 Best College Campuses in California.

    California State University - Sacramento

    4 Year,

    SACRAMENTO, CA,

    3915 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I was a fairly boring student so I didn't do a lot, but I did enjoy going to Sac State. There were some good food options, as well as a lot of open spaces for people to relax and study or sleep...In terms of the the professors, my own personal opinion - I'm a big fan of the College of Arts and Letters, but there are a few professors who take themselves way to seriously and treat you like....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 94%,

    Net Price: $7,778,

    SAT Range: 930-1130,

  8. #10 Best College Campuses in California.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4264 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says UCI boasts a stunning campus with modern architecture nestled in a beautifully landscaped environment. The layout is convenient, making it easy to navigate between classes, dorms, and recreational....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 29%,

    Net Price: $11,633,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

  9. #13 Best College Campuses in California.

    San Diego State University

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    5413 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I had the unique experience of transferring to San Diego State University during the pandemic. My junior year was fully online so I didn't get to experience campus life or get a feel for the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $6,867,

    SAT Range: 1090-1300,

  10. #14 Best College Campuses in California.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    5496 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $16,640,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

  11. #15 Best College Campuses in California.

    California State University - Long Beach

    4 Year,

    LONG BEACH, CA,

    4877 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved my experience at CSULB. I did get wait listed from the dorms during my freshman year, so I would like to see some more housing options for freshmen who aren't local to the area. However, the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $9,171,

    SAT Range: 1020-1240,

  12. #16 Best College Campuses in California.

    California State University - Stanislaus

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    4 Year,

    TURLOCK, CA,

    1237 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My current experience as a Stanislaus State student has been welcoming and exciting. The campus is beautiful and the buildings are well-kept. The surrounding stores on the campus are up to date and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 95%,

    Net Price: $7,230,

    SAT Range: 810-1030,

  13. #17 Best College Campuses in California.

    Chapman University

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    4 Year,

    ORANGE, CA,

    2292 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love chapman for their academic and opportunities, but it is seriously lacking in terms of housing, food, and accessibility. You will need a car at Chapman by Sophomore year, but Freshman year can....

    Read 2292 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $40,451,

    SAT Range: 1210-1410,

  14. #19 Best College Campuses in California.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    423 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says After three challenging, exciting, and transformational years at Pomona, I feel that I can confidently say that I wouldn't want to have studied anywhere else, and I'm already mourning that I'll have....

    Read 423 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,000,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  15. #21 Best College Campuses in California.

    Loyola Marymount University

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    1750 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience at Loyola Marymount University this year has been not only different, challenging, and difficult -- but also engaging, exciting, and very eye opening to me. I am from Texas, so a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $40,180,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  16. #25 Best College Campuses in California.

    Loma Linda University

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    4 Year,

    LOMA LINDA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says I am happy to share my experience with Loma Linda University with you. All in all, my stay at Loma Linda has been immensely fulfilling. The strong sense of community and camaraderie among students,....

    Read 428 reviews.

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

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