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2024 Colleges with the Best Student Life in California

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  1. #2 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

  2. #24 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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....

    Read 1273 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $14,402,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  3. #91 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Minerva University

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    89 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I came to Minerva seeking a rigorous curriculum, and Minerva gave me that. While the enjoyment of the curriculum is highly dependent on the professor, and the experience in class can vary so much....

    Read 89 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 1%,

    Net Price: $17,432,

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  5. #119 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

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  7. #133 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

  8. #137 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $40,451,

    SAT Range: 1210-1410,

  9. #153 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

  10. #156 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

  11. #184 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    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,

  12. #189 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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....

    Read 421 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,000,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  13. #245 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Academy of Art University

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    4 Year,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    2491 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Personally, I'm loving being a student at AAU! I am a full time student taking classes entirely online, which has been a life saver for me. With my remote location and anxiety struggles, there's no way I would have been able to attend any school...I knew I needed an "in between" step from graduating highschool to entering into the industry, and taking classes here has accomplished that 100%--the classes are accessible for complete beginners in....

    Read 2491 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $32,593,

  14. #311 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of La Verne

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    4 Year,

    LA VERNE, CA,

    1252 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As a Alumni, your experience depends entirely on you and your choices. Your major and the activities you are involved in may measure and estimate your experience to be probably be better. Overall....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $22,538,

    SAT Range: 930-1150,

  15. #379 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says My experience at the fashion Institute had many pros and cons. To start, the student housing options, while pricey, are quite lovely and cover a lot of your bases if hunting for a living situation in... As for the education itself, I found the curriculum to be fairly well structured and majority of the instructors adequate. I think that my toughest instructors were the ones I enjoyed and....

    Read 603 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 36%,

    Net Price: $41,070,

  16. #399 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Laguna College of Art & Design

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    4 Year,

    LAGUNA BEACH, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I will say that as a Game Art major this is exactly where I want to be. There is no other program in the nation that gets you up close and personal with current industry professionals like the one....

    Read 214 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 83%,

    Net Price: $40,669,

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