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2022 Best liberal arts colleges in California

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  1. #1 Best Liberal Arts Colleges 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,

  2. #3 Best Liberal Arts Colleges 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: 18%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

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  4. #4 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in California.

    Occidental College

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    481 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 481 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $41,102,

    SAT Range: 1270-1460,

  5. #5 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in California.

    Scripps College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    458 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 458 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 35%,

    Net Price: $40,259,

    SAT Range: 1320-1480,

  6. #6 Best Liberal Arts Colleges 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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  8. Vanguard University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    COSTA MESA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Vanguard University provides students with exceptional support. With every upcoming semester every major meets in some form with their individual advisors allowing there to be opportunities for any....

    Read 897 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $21,667,

    SAT Range: 950-1140,

  9. #9 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in California.

    Pacific Union College

    4 Year,

    ANGWIN, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says Pacific Union College gives a warm and welcoming environment to those who recently started attending or those that transferred. Although the college did not have what I needed to earn the master's....

    Read 669 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $23,163,

    SAT Range: 900-1140,

  10. California State University - Channel Islands

    4 Year,

    CAMARILLO, CA,

    1054 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says CSU-CI exceeded my expectations! The school supports students of all walks. My professors provided me with content. I never had an issue or fear to ask questions because all of my professors are....

    Read 1054 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $15,059,

    SAT Range: 850-1060,

  11. Simpson University

    4 Year,

    REDDING, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love the atmosphere, its very welcoming and everyone is so friendly and eager to hep if needed. Its a beautiful and peaceful campus, I love all the activities they have for students to participate....

    Read 418 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $23,012,

    SAT Range: 960-1160,

  12. MiraCosta College

    2 Year,

    OCEANSIDE, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've been enjoying my time overall and have gotten some great opportunities from the people I've come to know in my program. The biggest and maybe the only fault is with one professor that is plenty...My other professors have been great! Really have shown and demonstrated knowledge in their field. It's just that one professor that is terrible but has a monopoly on the degree so there's no avoiding....

    Read 887 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $5,995,

  13. Thomas Aquinas College

    4 Year,

    SANTA PAULA, CA,

    41 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Excellent liberal arts education. 10/10 would recommend.Every class is an in-depth and thought provoking discussion about our reading. I found myself captivated by questions and ideas I had never before considered. Each part of the curriculum is heavily...In my freshman year I made several really good friendships that will last a lifetime, and got to know everyone to some extent. Everyone is really nice, outgoing and fun.Two campuses are available: one in Santa Paula, CA and another (newer) one in Northfield, MA. I haven't been to CA but the one in MA is extremely beautiful. It's right next to the Connecticut River,....

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 86%,

    Net Price: $24,067,

    SAT Range: 1200-1380,

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