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2024 Best College Dorms in California

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  1. #1 Best College Dorms in California.

    Sonoma State University

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    4 Year,

    ROHNERT PARK, CA,

    1542 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I had a great experience at Sonoma State. I transferred from a Community College to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration. Overall, my professors were...I was working full time and commuting one hour to school each way. The selection of courses available to me despite my commitments outside of school made it possible to accomplish my academic goals.Now I am pursuing a Master's degree in Public Administration. SSU's MPA program is under review, so I applied to other CSUs to accomplish this soon..

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 94%,

    Net Price: $7,055,

    SAT Range: 950-1150,

  2. #3 Best College Dorms in California.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    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,

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  4. #5 Best College Dorms in California.

    The Master's University

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    4 Year,

    SANTA CLARITA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Being at the Masters University has been the most amazing experience for me. As a sophomore in High school, I was first able to take advantage of the incredible opportunities and resources TMU....

    Read 505 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $30,748,

    SAT Range: 990-1250,

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  6. #7 Best College Dorms in California.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1273 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 1273 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $14,402,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  7. #9 Best College Dorms in California.

    Scripps College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I'm mostly writing this because my experience of Scripps feels incongruent with my experience here, and I want perspective students to know that Scripps can be a really lovely place. A lot of reviews....

    Read 470 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $44,770,

    SAT Range: 1380-1520,

  8. #11 Best College Dorms in California.

    Point Loma Nazarene University

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1040 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love everything about the University other than the dining experience. The academics, professors, campus, culture, vibe, support and culture are exactly as advertised and I've been able to actively....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $34,851,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  9. #12 Best College Dorms in California.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    4024 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,

  10. #13 Best College Dorms in California.

    University of La Verne

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    4 Year,

    LA VERNE, CA,

    1252 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As a Alumni, your experience depends entirely on you and your choices. Your major and the activities you are involved in may measure and estimate your experience to be probably be better. Overall....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $22,538,

    SAT Range: 930-1150,

  11. #15 Best College Dorms in California.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    5486 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,

  12. #16 Best College Dorms in California.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Having studied in a few places now, I can say that Pomona is utterly unique in the American higher-ed landscape. As an intimate liberal arts college situated in what is essentially a 6,000-person....

    Read 421 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,000,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  13. #20 Best College Dorms in California.

    Pitzer College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Pitzer in many ways is heaven to me... though perhaps that is just the effect of moving to California as an east-coaster. But really, going to Pitzer was quite a bit like going to the school from....

    Read 648 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $19,153,

    SAT Range: 1300-1450,

  14. #21 Best College Dorms in California.

    Chapman University

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    4 Year,

    ORANGE, CA,

    2284 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, I had a very positive experience going to Chapman. The campus was beautiful; there was always a new part of campus to discover with its unique layout. The professors provided such a positive....

    Read 2284 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $40,451,

    SAT Range: 1210-1410,

  15. #23 Best College Dorms in California.

    Jessup University

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    4 Year,

    ROCKLIN, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love the smaller class sizes and the community at Jessup. It's so nice knowing that your professors know you personally and are here to help you succeed. They are also super friendly! I immediately....

    Read 532 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 78%,

    Net Price: $27,823,

    SAT Range: 950-1210,

  16. #25 Best College Dorms in California.

    Vanguard University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    COSTA MESA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall the university has been great and I have really liked my classes and teachers. So far my teachers have been very helpful, understanding, and kind. The campus is beautiful and very well-maintained...it is lovely. The new cafeteria is so nice as well. The dorm situation is horrible...the RA's are not good, we have had no hot water for 3 weeks and the washing machines have mildew inside the door. The dorm life, the quality of it, has been....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $20,427,

    SAT Range: 980-1200,

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