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2024 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California

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  1. #1 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5574 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says It was amazing! I came to UCLA as a 3rd year transfer student meaning I had more perks than some of those who came in as freshmen. The housing I did off-campus apartment dorms which was amazing. They....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $13,393,

  2. #2 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    4034 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. #4 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1278 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....

    Read 1278 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $14,402,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  4. #6 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    California State University - Long Beach

    4 Year,

    LONG BEACH, CA,

    4873 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, this was a great school to get my Bachelor's Degrees in Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies. I was able to connect with a few excellent professors in the Black Studies and Chicano/Latino....

    Read 4873 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $9,171,

    SAT Range: 1020-1240,

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  6. #8 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    University of California - Berkeley

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    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4470 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience at Berkeley was profoundly positive. Each school possesses its own distinctive personality, and Berkeley stands out for its constant engagement with societal issues. The university....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $17,652,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

  7. #9 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    5495 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says UC Davis, part of the prestigious University of California system, stands out as a renowned institution renowned for its excellence in education, research, and community engagement. Located in Davis,...The university prides itself on fostering a collaborative and inclusive learning environment, where students are encouraged to explore their passions and make meaningful contributions to society. Its....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $16,640,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

  8. #10 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4264 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says UCI boasts a stunning campus with modern architecture nestled in a beautifully landscaped environment. The layout is convenient, making it easy to navigate between classes, dorms, and recreational....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 29%,

    Net Price: $11,633,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

  9. #12 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    The Los Angeles Film School

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    4 Year,

    HOLLYWOOD, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience with the los angeles film school, has been very good so far, i love my instructors such as brent allen winston guy and also many others and also with my classmates which everyone has....

    Read 429 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $33,990,

  10. #15 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    Loyola Marymount University

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    1750 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience at Loyola Marymount University this year has been not only different, challenging, and difficult -- but also engaging, exciting, and very eye opening to me. I am from Texas, so a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $40,180,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  11. #16 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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    4 Year,

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA,

    4003 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall Experience: My time at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo was amazing. As a student-athlete on the women's soccer team, I had the time of my life. The sense of community, academic support, and...Suggestions for Improvement: While my experience was overwhelmingly positive, I believe more support for student-athletes and enhanced diversity efforts would further enrich the Cal Poly experience...Thank you for allowing me to share my experience!.

    Read 4003 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 33%,

    Net Price: $20,708,

    SAT Range: 1240-1440,

  12. #17 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    Chapman University

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    4 Year,

    ORANGE, CA,

    2290 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love chapman for their academic and opportunities, but it is seriously lacking in terms of housing, food, and accessibility. You will need a car at Chapman by Sophomore year, but Freshman year can....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $40,451,

    SAT Range: 1210-1410,

  13. #18 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    University of San Diego

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1958 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have really enjoyed the small classes sizes here at San Diego. It is very nice to be able to go into office hours and talk to my professors. However, at the same time, the school does not feel too....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $34,155,

    SAT Range: 1190-1370,

  14. #19 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    Point Loma Nazarene University

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1043 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I look back at my time at PLNU with gratitude and fondness. It is where I gained my education, found my lifetime friends and healed from an autoimmune disease I was battling. I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience. My professors were always so willing to help and they constantly encouraged us in our work and in our faith. They made me believe I could go out in the...I hope that prospective. students can be encouraged by this to take that leap of faith and dive in. Dive into the community at PLNU, dive into your education, and dive into yourself and find what you....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $34,851,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  15. #22 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    California State University - Chico

    4 Year,

    CHICO, CA,

    2576 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says This is a fun college! It was not my first choice, but I’m glad I chose here. To incoming freshman, get yourself Involved! Join a club, a frat/sorority, a sport, etc. It’s the best way to meet people....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $13,749,

    SAT Range: 970-1170,

  16. #25 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California.

    New York Film Academy - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    BURBANK, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says My experience at the New York Film Academy has been nothing short of transformative. From the moment I stepped into the vibrant atmosphere of creativity, I knew I was in the right place. The....

    Read 121 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $43,006,

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