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2024 Best College Locations in California

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  1. #1 Best College Locations 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....

    Read 1040 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $34,851,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  2. #2 Best College Locations in California.

    University of San Francisco

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    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,

  3. #3 Best College Locations in California.

    Academy of Art University

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    2491 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Personally, I'm loving being a student at AAU! I am a full time student taking classes entirely online, which has been a life saver for me. With my remote location and anxiety struggles, there's no way I would have been able to attend any school...I knew I needed an "in between" step from graduating highschool to entering into the industry, and taking classes here has accomplished that 100%--the classes are accessible for complete beginners in....

    Read 2491 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $32,593,

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  5. #4 Best College Locations 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....

    Read 925 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $20,427,

    SAT Range: 980-1200,

  6. #5 Best College Locations in California.

    Minerva University

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    89 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I came to Minerva seeking a rigorous curriculum, and Minerva gave me that. While the enjoyment of the curriculum is highly dependent on the professor, and the experience in class can vary so much....

    Read 89 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 1%,

    Net Price: $17,432,

  7. #6 Best College Locations 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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  9. #9 Best College Locations in California.

    University of San Diego

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    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,

  10. #10 Best College Locations in California.

    San Diego State University

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    5388 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 5388 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $6,867,

    SAT Range: 1090-1300,

  11. #12 Best College Locations in California.

    University of California - Berkeley

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    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4452 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 4452 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $17,652,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

  12. #17 Best College Locations in California.

    University of California - San Diego

    4 Year,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    3953 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Generally speaking, UCSD is a splendid school. So I major in History and have spent three years on campus (first year online due to COVID). Classes are fine, though I would say undergraduate history....

    Read 3953 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 34%,

    Net Price: $15,632,

  13. #18 Best College Locations in California.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4255 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says It took me some time to adjust to campus life. I was a transfer student and felt out of place while others had been there since their first year had already formed groups and friendships. I found my....

    Read 4255 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 29%,

    Net Price: $11,633,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

  14. #22 Best College Locations in California.

    Westmont College

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    4 Year,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Other says Westmont College sits perfectly nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara, surrounded by trees and views of the ocean. Once on campus, one can’t help but think, ‘how in the world was I lucky enough to....

    Read 573 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $33,554,

    SAT Range: 1110-1460,

  15. #23 Best College Locations in California.

    California State University - Monterey Bay

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    4 Year,

    SEASIDE, CA,

    1755 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says California State University of Monterey Bay provides students with substantial support and educational opportunities. My experiences at this university have not only been positive, but welcoming as....

    Read 1755 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 93%,

    Net Price: $6,085,

    SAT Range: 960-1170,

  16. #25 Best College Locations in California.

    Loyola Marymount University

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    1743 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 1743 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $40,180,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

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