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2023 Best Colleges with Civil Engineering Degrees in California

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  1. #5 Best Colleges in California.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5350 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says If you can attend in-person classes, UCLA is a great school! The student dorms are on the expensive side, but well worth the price. There are several dining halls right next to the dorms that each....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

  2. #6 Best Colleges in California.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3878 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

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  4. #8 Best Colleges in California.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4249 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!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $19,329,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

  5. #9 Best Colleges in California.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4082 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My college experience as a first year at the University of California Irvine was an overall great novel experience especially because I'm not very familiar with Irvine and it was a culture shock to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $13,106,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

  6. #10 Best Colleges in California.

    University of California - San Diego

    4 Year,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    3775 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $15,222,

    SAT Range: 1270-1480,

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  8. #11 Best Colleges in California.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    4832 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.....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $17,026,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

  9. #15 Best Colleges in California.

    Santa Clara University

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    4 Year,

    SANTA CLARA, CA,

    1429 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am a rising sophomore at Santa Clara University, and my experience thus far has been amazing to say the least. Coming into a four year university as a Latinx first-generation student was....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $48,284,

    SAT Range: 1270-1450,

  10. #20 Best Colleges in California.

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

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    4 Year,

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA,

    3830 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says My time at Cal Poly has been amazing! The people, the weather, the quarterly-system (soon to be semester in 2026), the delicious food; all of it amounts to the perfect campus.The weather here is not too cold nor too hot. It almost never rains, but when it does, expect a huge shower.The students are nice. They even have a Discord server (”Cal Poly Friendos”) to hang out in. The staff and faculty are always patient and helpful.I don’t understand why the food is a D+. I’ve eaten many meals, and never felt the food, as school food, deserves a B or less. I’m guessing students have too high expectations, thinking it should be...I wouldn't ask to be in another school. Consider applying..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $20,491,

    SAT Range: 1240-1440,

  11. #21 Best Colleges in California.

    California State University - Long Beach

    4 Year,

    LONG BEACH, CA,

    4668 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love this school! There are so much diversity that one can interact with, along with the numerous clubs that is offered by students themselves on campus. Even if it may be a commuter school, as....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $10,568,

    SAT Range: 1020-1240,

  12. #30 Best Colleges in California.

    University of the Pacific

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    4 Year,

    STOCKTON, CA,

    1281 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I really enjoy my university! The student to professor ratio is small which is perfect for getting to know your professors one-on-one and asking for help. There are also many resources available on....

    Read 1281 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $32,780,

    SAT Range: 1080-1340,

  13. #31 Best Colleges in California.

    California Baptist University

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    4 Year,

    RIVERSIDE, CA,

    2762 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says California Baptist University is a school of community! This university does its best to involve every student in the community! There are events every month and many giveaway opportunities. They....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $27,883,

    SAT Range: 990-1210,

  14. #34 Best Colleges in California.

    California State University - Fullerton

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    4 Year,

    FULLERTON, CA,

    5043 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I very much enjoyed how all my courses were interactive and fun! The general education advisors really helped me considering I am a first-year and first-gen college student. I enjoyed the kind and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $8,322,

    SAT Range: 1000-1180,

  15. #37 Best Colleges in California.

    California State University - Northridge

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    4 Year,

    NORTHRIDGE, CA,

    4823 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says CSUN is super relaxed & academic oriented. It’s truly diverse and has a welcoming environment with a LOT of resources & outreach programs that help all types of students succeed! Our professors are...Despite this, however, csun is a very mixed bag. Since we’re a commuter school there isn’t much school spirit and many people only come to class and go home. Plus, the admin and bureaucracy is super....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $8,882,

    SAT Range: 900-1110,

  16. #49 Best Colleges in California.

    California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

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    4 Year,

    POMONA, CA,

    3123 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Really great architecture program! Class registration and schedules are a bit difficult, lots of people I know deal with waitlists. Advisors don’t seem to be much help.Commuter campus so the dorms aren’t super full of life.I’ve had great experiences with all the professors I’ve encountered so far, all have been very supportive! Would 100% recommend CPP to anyone looking tinto it! Beautiful campus with lots of nature and animals throughout to visit :).

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 65%,

    Net Price: $14,457,

    SAT Range: 1010-1250,

  17. San Francisco State University

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    3604 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Something that I looked for when looking for colleges is diversity which sfsu offers greatly. Every culture, belief, gender, etc. is welcome with open arms! Not to mention the great academics and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $14,757,

    SAT Range: 930-1130,

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