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  1. #1 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3838 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 3838 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

  2. #2 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    411 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 411 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

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  4. #4 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5286 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 5286 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

  5. #6 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Harvey Mudd College was a humbling experience. I was able to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics with peers who were similarly passionate. There are boundless....

    Read 138 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

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  7. #7 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4021 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 4021 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $13,106,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

  8. #8 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Occidental College

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says As a sophomore, my experience at Oxy has been great! The campus culture is extremely liberal, and both for better and for worse you will most likely be surrounded by many like-minded people. The food....

    Read 476 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $41,102,

    SAT Range: 1270-1460,

  9. #9 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    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,

  10. #10 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Pepperdine University

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    4 Year,

    MALIBU, CA,

    1287 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 1287 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $46,550,

    SAT Range: 1200-1410,

  11. #11 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    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,

  12. #13 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Chapman University

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    4 Year,

    ORANGE, CA,

    2198 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 2198 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $44,327,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  13. #14 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - Long Beach

    4 Year,

    LONG BEACH, CA,

    4620 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....

    Read 4620 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $10,568,

    SAT Range: 1020-1240,

  14. #18 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    University of La Verne

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    4 Year,

    LA VERNE, CA,

    1147 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says If you looking for a school that not a huge complicated campus, that's very small and intimate, La Verne is just right. Parking, Shops, and buildings are all very close in the area, not too much....

    Read 1147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 76%,

    Net Price: $30,061,

    SAT Range: 960-1150,

  15. #19 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California Baptist University

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    4 Year,

    RIVERSIDE, CA,

    2724 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....

    Read 2724 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $27,883,

    SAT Range: 990-1210,

  16. #20 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - Fullerton

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    4 Year,

    FULLERTON, CA,

    4985 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....

    Read 4985 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $8,322,

    SAT Range: 1000-1180,

  17. #21 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Azusa Pacific University

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    4 Year,

    AZUSA, CA,

    2727 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 2727 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $31,367,

    SAT Range: 1030-1260,

  18. #24 Best Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California Institute of the Arts

    4 Year,

    VALENCIA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The school is excellent! My major is involved in the Herb Albert School of Music which in itself is very open to any style of music, has several performance opportunities, and teaches valuable....

    Read 270 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $59,367,