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  1. #1 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1225 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.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $20,023,

    SAT Range: 1420-1570,

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  2. #2 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4209 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 4209 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $19,329,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

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  3. #3 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Santa Clara University

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    4 Year,

    SANTA CLARA, CA,

    1425 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....

    Read 1425 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $48,284,

    SAT Range: 1270-1450,

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  5. #4 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    University of San Francisco

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    2242 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says USF's nursing program is pretty intense and very fast paced. It's great that you get into the program directly starting from Freshman year though. Professors are all definitely experienced and....

    Read 2242 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $42,801,

    SAT Range: 1140-1330,

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  6. #5 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Saint Mary's College of California

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    4 Year,

    MORAGA, CA,

    1062 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I had an amazing experience at Saint Mary's! The campus is beautiful and extremely quiet, I loved that I was able to experience the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area and then return to our gorgeous....

    Read 1062 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $40,401,

    SAT Range: 1070-1240,

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  7. #6 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    California State University - Maritime Academy

    4 Year,

    VALLEJO, CA,

    152 Niche users give it an average review of 3.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Great school, small classes, beautiful waterfront location. Students are here to work & get good jobs- if you’re looking for a party school vibe, this isn’t the place. Food options are limited but....

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 82%,

    Net Price: $21,069,

    SAT Range: 960-1190,

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  9. #7 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mills College

    4 Year,

    OAKLAND, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Mills college is such a diverse school! I took online classes due to covid, and most of the professors understood students' situations. Due to this, I personally haven't been onto campus but heard....

    Read 714 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 91%,

    Net Price: $27,954,

    SAT Range: 1060-1300,

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  10. #8 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Menlo College

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    4 Year,

    ATHERTON, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Menlo was a great college experience! Small school and felt like a family. Something I would like to see is the finals schedule come back. Since COVID we haven’t had a real finals schedule and....

    Read 272 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 65%,

    Net Price: $27,052,

    SAT Range: 920-1150,

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  11. #9 Best Colleges in San Francisco Bay Area.

    San Jose State University

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    4 Year,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    4135 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I genuinely enjoyed my time at San Jose State University! Because the campus is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, there were many internship and professional development opportunities available....

    Read 4135 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $15,995,

    SAT Range: 1010-1240,

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  12. Dominican University of California

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    4 Year,

    SAN RAFAEL, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Dominican University has a beautiful campus and lovely people. There is so much you can do, they offer many majors and clubs. Dominican's diversity can really be seen through their clubs, people love....

    Read 829 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 86%,

    Net Price: $36,899,

    SAT Range: 1070-1250,

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  13. San Francisco State University

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    3559 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says SFSU has a very diverse student body. They have a College of Ethnic Studies and the professors are very passionate about teaching. I enjoyed all my ethnic studies classes taken for general education.....

    Read 3559 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $14,757,

    SAT Range: 930-1130,

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  14. Holy Names University

    4 Year,

    OAKLAND, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Holy Names provided great care for their students. The small classes helped me be able to get one on one tutoring with my Professors. Every Professor at Holy Names challenges you. The career service....

    Read 346 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $23,430,

    SAT Range: 720-880,

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  15. California State University - East Bay

    4 Year,

    HAYWARD, CA,

    1891 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved how inclusive and diverse Cal state East Bay is! The professors are overall very helpful and want to see students succeed. I love the environment and the atmosphere and the vibes are....

    Read 1891 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $13,260,

    SAT Range: 800-1020,

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  16. Academy of Art University

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    2427 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Academy of Art University is a private institution that hires industry professionals. This means that while teachers while are highly knowledgeable about their subjects, not all of them may know how...I was in the Game Development department (second biggest department) and I always had a comfortable connection with all my teachers. Class sizes are always bigger in the freshman year, but the school...This is the only school that I went to, and compared to my friends the attendance policy is relatively strict. Standard full-time schedule is 4 classes a week (each class is 3-6hrs long). As an...Since the school is in the city, buildings are scattered with free shuttles to move between class and dorms. Nice school to enjoy San Francisco..

    Read 2427 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $35,445,

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  17. Gurnick Academy - San Mateo Campus

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    4 Year,

    SAN MATEO, CA,

    99 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says What I enjoyed about Gurnick was the strict rules I had to adhere to to ensure that I was getting the most out of my education and my money. After researching different Psychiatric Technician....

    Read 99 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $26,274,

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  18. California College of the Arts

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a whole, it is a very open and free art and design university! The teachers are of high quality, and they are all very prestigious designers and artists near San Francisco. The fly in the ointment....

    Read 379 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $43,687,

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  19. Notre Dame de Namur University

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    4 Year,

    BELMONT, CA,

    497 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Great university if you love small and intimate class sizes. The university is a catholic university but as well a commuter school which means many of the students are commuters. The university does....

    Read 497 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $28,243,

    SAT Range: 890-1080,

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  20. Unitek College - Fremont

    4 Year,

    FREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says This is a private institution. I expect great things from this college. I am still on my second year there, but so far it is going great! Their professors make sure that every student understands the....

    Read 155 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $52,638,

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  21. SAE Institute of Technology - Emeryville

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    4 Year,

    EMERYVILLE, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The school is great! I love the availability to be able to come back and do homework at any time or any day. The staff is very friendly and the teachers have their foot in the door in the industry....

    Read 130 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $25,082,

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  22. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Positioned in the heart of downtown San Francisco, SFCM has a prime location and an amazing teaching staff. The highlight of my time at the school has been the time I've spent with the jazz faculty....Overall, the facilities are great. The performance spaces, ensemble rooms, and studios are beautiful. The neighborhood is rough around the edges but the two buildings are secure.Even in the midst of the pandemic, there have been performance opportunities, recitals, and concerts in all departments..

    Read 85 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $41,918,

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  23. University of Silicon Valley

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    4 Year,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    105 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As an audio student, I was thoroughly, fluently, and professionally exposed to every aspect of audio. The learning experience was curated in such a way where projects were practical and hands-on,...At USV, students are held at an extremely high standard and are expected to make multiple mistakes at every point. However those obstacles are intentional, and they are only put in place to....

    Read 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $26,272,

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  24. SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary

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    4 Year,

    EL DORADO HILLS, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says One of the best academic experiences I've ever had! Every professor is extremely wise and helpful with assignments. The professors even call the students over the summer to check up on them and see....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $16,651,

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  25. San Francisco Art Institute

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says SFAI is for students committed to discovering their unique talents who have the courage & commitment to become professional artists. Since 1871, this has been the birthplace of one important....

    Read 161 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 90%,

    Net Price: $42,757,

    SAT Range: 930-1160,

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  26. Samuel Merritt University

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    4 Year,

    OAKLAND, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says SMU emphasizes safety and patient care above all else. The student to professor ratio is 8:1, which allows me to clarify about mishaps I have. The professors really care about what they teach and....

    Read 136 reviews.

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  27. Golden Gate University

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says The GGU School of Law is a perfect place for International law students. It's not big in the number of staff and students, but it is the best thing about this university. Professors are always...I believe it was the best option I could have chosen when applying for the LLM in International Legal studies..

    Read 96 reviews.

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