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2023 Best Value Colleges in the Los Angeles Area

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  1. #2 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    142 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

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  3. #4 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    414 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 414 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

  4. #5 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5396 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says If you can attend in-person classes, UCLA is a great school! The student dorms are on the expensive side, but well worth the price. There are several dining halls right next to the dorms that each....

    Read 5396 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

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  6. #7 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3913 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

    Read 3913 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

  7. #8 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Vanguard University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    COSTA MESA, CA,

    904 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 904 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $21,667,

    SAT Range: 950-1140,

  8. #10 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - Long Beach

    4 Year,

    LONG BEACH, CA,

    4710 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says This school is full of wonderful people. There a lot of students from all over the world with a brilliant personalities. If you don’t fit in, they will help you to fit in and succeed. A lot of....

    Read 4710 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $10,568,

    SAT Range: 1020-1240,

  9. #11 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - Fullerton

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    4 Year,

    FULLERTON, CA,

    5093 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I very much enjoyed how all my courses were interactive and fun! The general education advisors really helped me considering I am a first-year and first-gen college student. I enjoyed the kind and....

    Read 5093 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $8,322,

    SAT Range: 1000-1180,

  10. #12 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

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    4 Year,

    POMONA, CA,

    3159 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Really great architecture program! Class registration and schedules are a bit difficult, lots of people I know deal with waitlists. Advisors don’t seem to be much help.Commuter campus so the dorms aren’t super full of life.I’ve had great experiences with all the professors I’ve encountered so far, all have been very supportive! Would 100% recommend CPP to anyone looking tinto it! Beautiful campus with lots of nature and animals throughout to visit :).

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 65%,

    Net Price: $14,457,

    SAT Range: 1010-1250,

  11. #14 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Azusa Pacific University

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    4 Year,

    AZUSA, CA,

    2750 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Azusa Pacific University (APU) Christ-centered institute that helps students of all ethnic, national, cultural, gender, and religious backgrounds to succeed in their academic goals. In fact, my....

    Read 2750 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 94%,

    Net Price: $31,367,

    SAT Range: 1030-1260,

  12. #15 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Pepperdine University

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    4 Year,

    MALIBU, CA,

    1309 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Pepperdine University is incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there - I loved my professors, loved the location, and loved the stunning campus. Everyone there was remarkably friendly, and when I....

    Read 1309 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $46,550,

    SAT Range: 1200-1410,

  13. #16 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - Channel Islands

    4 Year,

    CAMARILLO, CA,

    1071 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 1071 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $15,059,

    SAT Range: 850-1060,

  14. #17 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3117 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience in going to CSULA was completely eye-opening and definitely gave me a change of heart. When getting rejected and waitlisted by my other options, it became detrimental to my mental state....

    Read 3117 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 76%,

    Net Price: $3,859,

    SAT Range: 870-1060,

  15. #18 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Concordia University Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Attending Concordia University Irvine was the best decision that I ever made. From the first time I stepped on that campus, I knew that Concordia would be my new home. Every professor I had was....

    Read 689 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 78%,

    Net Price: $29,893,

    SAT Range: 1020-1210,

  16. #19 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Stanbridge University - Orange County

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Stanbridge takes pride in making sure that their students succeed and I can agree. Although it is only my first term, all the professors and advisors that I have met have been very helpful. Some....

    Read 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 35%,

    Net Price: $24,969,

  17. #20 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - San Bernardino

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    4 Year,

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA,

    2711 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says When I started at CSUSB, I really loved it! It is an amazing school that I completely fell in love with the moment I step foot on it. It is very calm and since it is by the mountains, there is always....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 78%,

    Net Price: $8,492,

    SAT Range: 910-1080,

  18. #21 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - Dominguez Hills

    4 Year,

    CARSON, CA,

    1875 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says We have had such a great experience at CSUDH. I wasn’t sure if we were making the right decision to attend there as the rating on some sites (like Niche) are not very good. We decided to go with our....

    Read 1875 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 81%,

    Net Price: $4,683,

    SAT Range: 760-940,

  19. #22 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    California State University - Northridge

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    4 Year,

    NORTHRIDGE, CA,

    4877 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says California State University Northridge was the first university that I attended and I absolutely loved it! They had numerous accessible resources for students such as mental health, financial aid,....

    Read 4877 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $8,882,

    SAT Range: 900-1110,

  20. #25 Best Value Colleges in Los Angeles Area.

    Occidental College

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    488 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 488 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $41,102,

    SAT Range: 1270-1460,

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