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2024 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in California

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  1. #1 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1273 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Stanford University was incredibly enriching and transformative. The academic rigor challenged me to push my boundaries and think critically in diverse fields of study. The vibrant....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $14,402,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  2. #4 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    4025 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I like the diverse, really friendly community, thoughtful curriculum, experienced teachers, and good campus life. I feel that the community is supportive and that I have many avenues to learn, change...What I would like to see changed is a better work environment for the students and staff, more mediated spaces for discussions on difficult topics, and a better-organized structure for knowing what....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $26,021,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

  3. #85 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Having studied in a few places now, I can say that Pomona is utterly unique in the American higher-ed landscape. As an intimate liberal arts college situated in what is essentially a 6,000-person....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,000,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

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  6. #154 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Loyola Marymount University

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    1743 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Overall, Loyola Marymount University provides a unique college experience with its beautiful campus, smaller--more intimate--classroom sizes, and academically rigorous courses. In my person....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $40,180,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  7. #194 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of San Diego

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1952 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My time at University of San Diego has been amazing, though it has been short. I have only been at USD for one semester, yet it has been the best four months of my life. There is so much to love...While I believe USD is perfect for me, there is always room for improvement. USD inspires excellence, but I believe students and faculty would both benefit from updated common areas and recreational....

    Read 1952 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $34,155,

    SAT Range: 1190-1370,

  8. #235 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    University of San Francisco

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    2334 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As a transfer and commuter student, I was nervous I would not be able to form connections and make the most of my two years at USF, but I feel so grateful that was not the case. I loved all of my....

    Read 2334 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $39,825,

    SAT Range: 1190-1390,

  9. #293 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Occidental College

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I think one thing that sets Oxy apart from other schools is the relationship you will build with your professors and peers in a class setting. My professors are always really accessible and encourage....

    Read 502 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $43,047,

    SAT Range: 1340-1490,

  10. #324 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Chapman University

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    4 Year,

    ORANGE, CA,

    2284 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, I had a very positive experience going to Chapman. The campus was beautiful; there was always a new part of campus to discover with its unique layout. The professors provided such a positive....

    Read 2284 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $40,451,

    SAT Range: 1210-1410,

  11. #388 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Point Loma Nazarene University

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1040 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love everything about the University other than the dining experience. The academics, professors, campus, culture, vibe, support and culture are exactly as advertised and I've been able to actively....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $34,851,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  12. #455 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    The Master's University

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    4 Year,

    SANTA CLARITA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Being at the Masters University has been the most amazing experience for me. As a sophomore in High school, I was first able to take advantage of the incredible opportunities and resources TMU....

    Read 505 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $30,748,

    SAT Range: 990-1250,

  13. #457 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Westmont College

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    4 Year,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Other says Westmont College sits perfectly nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara, surrounded by trees and views of the ocean. Once on campus, one can’t help but think, ‘how in the world was I lucky enough to....

    Read 573 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $33,554,

    SAT Range: 1110-1460,

  14. #602 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Vanguard University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    COSTA MESA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall the university has been great and I have really liked my classes and teachers. So far my teachers have been very helpful, understanding, and kind. The campus is beautiful and very well-maintained...it is lovely. The new cafeteria is so nice as well. The dorm situation is horrible...the RA's are not good, we have had no hot water for 3 weeks and the washing machines have mildew inside the door. The dorm life, the quality of it, has been....

    Read 925 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $20,427,

    SAT Range: 980-1200,

  15. #656 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America.

    Menlo College

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    ATHERTON, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says This small college is a hidden gem! As a student here, my experience at Menlo College was nothing short of exceptional! The Professors didn't just teach from a book, they also brought real-world....

    Read 306 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $35,658,

    SAT Range: 920-1150,

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