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1-25 of 277 results

  1. #1 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1229 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Now, 60+ years after a Stanford BSME, I am astoundingly grateful for a rounded undergraduate engineering education that led to 1) a succession of rewarding employments, and through those, 2)...T. Savage, Seattle.

    Read 1229 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $20,023,

    SAT Range: 1420-1570,

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  2. #2 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    California Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    PASADENA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Great academic and research environment. Amazing people all around, from students to faculty. Only problem is the administration..

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $26,591,

    SAT Range: 1530-1580,

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  3. #3 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3853 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

    Read 3853 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

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  5. #4 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5304 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says As soon as you walk on to campus you feel accepted; a feeling of home and success takes over the atmosphere and you’re right there in middle of it all. Breathe it in. Yes! That’s the smell of success...God has always provided for me in so many ways than just one. When I first visited the University of California at Los Angeles I was intrigued by the beauty of how the campus and its landscape. Now,....

    Read 5304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

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  6. #5 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Aside from all of the aspects Pomona promotes as the reasons in favor of attending, I have to say that the relationships I forged with faculty, staff, and my fellow majors (Public Policy Analysis)....

    Read 412 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

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  7. #6 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Claremont McKenna College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Claremont Mckenna College is an amazing academic institution. Every student here is so passionate and loves to learn. Claremont has an incredible, close knit-community that is incredibly supportive.....

    Read 421 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $22,004,

    SAT Range: 1330-1500,

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  9. #7 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says My relationship with Harvey Mudd is quite messy and convoluted. No single experience will suffice to describe in its entirety; however, hopefully there is something helpful to you in my description!...One thing I will say, Harvey Mudd is very difficult. I assume you already know this if you are looking into it, but I want to stress that you will most definitely be challenged. There are many...That being said, there is a wonderful support system at Mudd. Being in graduate school now, I really miss the accessibility to professors and student tutors. Mudd does a really amazing job of....

    Read 139 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

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  10. #8 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - Santa Barbara

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    4 Year,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

    4549 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says This school has amazing scenery, which is vital for motivation to study. The environment here is friendly, and the professors truly care about students. The student resource building is especially....

    Read 4549 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $17,223,

    SAT Range: 1230-1460,

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  11. #9 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4217 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UC Berkeley has a variety of student experiences academic opportunities. In terms of common/popular majors, seeing from my first year, many students study Computer Science/EECS, Data Science,...However, one of the biggest disadvantages of the Berkeley/Bay Area area is the high cost of living. In addition, UC Berkeley only guarantees dorm housing for first-years, so figuring out arrangements...Overall, the key to success at UC Berkeley is awareness. Be grounded in your goals and taking the initiative to reach them!.

    Read 4217 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $19,329,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

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  12. #10 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    4790 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Davis is an amazing school, one of the most prestigious in the world! These are some little-known aspects, but it's hip, liberal, fun, artsy, and stunning! It's #1 in sustainability in the world.....

    Read 4790 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $17,026,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

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  13. #11 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - San Diego

    4 Year,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    3719 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, my experience at UCSD was very positive. The academics can be intense at times, however I never felt helpless in my courses. There are many opportunities to seek guidance, but it is up to....

    Read 3719 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $15,222,

    SAT Range: 1270-1480,

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  14. #12 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - Riverside

    4 Year,

    RIVERSIDE, CA,

    3467 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UCR is a surprisingly good school with relatively high and rigorous academic standards, a great student population that takes interest in campus and university activities. It's a reasonable drive....

    Read 3467 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $11,948,

    SAT Range: 1080-1280,

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  15. #13 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4043 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I'm a student graduated in 2019. After graduating 2 years, I realized how great our university is. To be honest, I miss UC Irvine badly. Our campus is extremely beautiful, safe and clean, and there....

    Read 4043 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $13,106,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

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  16. #14 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - Merced

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    4 Year,

    MERCED, CA,

    2129 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Although the area is definitely more rural and it is difficult to adjust to how early businesses close (compared to LA), the people are great, the professors work to ensure you succeed, and the....

    Read 2129 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $13,578,

    SAT Range: 960-1140,

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  17. #15 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Occidental College

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says In my first year at Occidental College I had a very enjoyable experience. I am a varsity swimmer and loved my experience as a D3 athlete. In addition to the community I built around athletics, the....

    Read 479 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $41,102,

    SAT Range: 1270-1460,

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  18. #16 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Pitzer College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says I loved this place! I did a domestic exchange program for a semester. Nice dorms, friendly student body, good food in the dining hall, and cool classes. A lot of fun classes on pop culture and media...Con: HUGE wealth gap here between students. First gen solidarity is strong here though. Such a pretty campus, and amazing Latinx Student Union which I joined while I was there..

    Read 635 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $30,095,

    SAT Range: 1300-1450,

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  19. #17 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Azusa Pacific University

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    4 Year,

    AZUSA, CA,

    2729 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Azusa Pacific University (APU) Christ-centered institute that helps students of all ethnic, national, cultural, gender, and religious backgrounds to succeed in their academic goals. In fact, my....

    Read 2729 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $31,367,

    SAT Range: 1030-1260,

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  20. #18 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Loyola Marymount University

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    1688 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says This school has an absolutely amazing atmosphere and campus life! I honestly would not wish to attend college anywhere else. The environment is so uplifting and having classroom sizes that average to....

    Read 1688 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $48,758,

    SAT Range: 1210-1390,

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  21. #19 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of California - Santa Cruz

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    4 Year,

    SANTA CRUZ, CA,

    3874 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience so far the UCSC has been fantastic! The campus is gorgeous, set right in the middle of a gigantic forest and only a short bus ride from the beach, which is perfect if you have a....

    Read 3874 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $17,842,

    SAT Range: 1160-1360,

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  22. #20 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Chapman University

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    4 Year,

    ORANGE, CA,

    2207 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says So far it's good! The departments you reach out to reply quickly and answer your questions; they really do try to provide the best help they can. Professors are friendly and help you with questions....

    Read 2207 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $44,327,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

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  23. #21 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Scripps College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This is my first on-campus semester, and so far I love it! The student body has a defined sense of creativity and style which is something I never thought to look for in a college. I love the amount...Honestly, the party scene is perfect for me. There isn't something every single night, but Thursdays and Saturdays are traditionally going out days, and sometimes Fridays as well. For being told that...I appreciate the substantial gay community, although it doesn't show in particular affinity groups. My friends that are interested in men seem pretty content, as we naturally interact a lot thru...Not a lot of peer pressure or academic competition among the students, at least for me. Resources like math help & the counseling center aren't bad (!!), but you definetly have to hunt for them. We....

    Read 456 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 35%,

    Net Price: $40,259,

    SAT Range: 1320-1480,

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  24. #22 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    University of the Pacific

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    4 Year,

    STOCKTON, CA,

    1265 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says University of the Pacific is a welcoming community and I always feel home when I am on campus! It's the faculty, staff, and students that are always engaging and helpful. Pacific offers a great....

    Read 1265 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $32,780,

    SAT Range: 1080-1340,

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  25. #23 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Humboldt State University

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    4 Year,

    ARCATA, CA,

    1888 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Friendly students, staff, and faculty. Fantastic ceramics program- they deserve more funding! Can be hard to register quickly for classes that you have planned for due to the amount of students....

    Read 1888 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $15,015,

    SAT Range: 970-1190,

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  26. #24 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Pepperdine University

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    4 Year,

    MALIBU, CA,

    1293 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Pepperdine University is incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there - I loved my professors, loved the location, and loved the stunning campus. Everyone there was remarkably friendly, and when I....

    Read 1293 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $46,550,

    SAT Range: 1200-1410,

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  27. #25 Colleges with the Best Professors in California.

    Biola University

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    4 Year,

    LA MIRADA, CA,

    2239 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The biblical studies department is the best of its kind for undergrad in the country. It has amazing professors and the education is phenomenal! I grew so much in my faith there, especially....

    Read 2239 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $34,713,

    SAT Range: 1070-1290,

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