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2023 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California

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  1. #3 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    141 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 141 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

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  3. #4 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    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 Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3895 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

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  6. #7 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Pitzer College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    637 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 637 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $30,095,

    SAT Range: 1300-1450,

  7. #8 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Scripps College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    459 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 459 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 35%,

    Net Price: $40,259,

    SAT Range: 1320-1480,

  8. #9 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Santa Clara University

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    4 Year,

    SANTA CLARA, CA,

    1431 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am a rising sophomore at Santa Clara University, and my experience thus far has been amazing to say the least. Coming into a four year university as a Latinx first-generation student was....

    Read 1431 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $48,284,

    SAT Range: 1270-1450,

  9. #10 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Pepperdine University

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    4 Year,

    MALIBU, CA,

    1305 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 1305 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $46,550,

    SAT Range: 1200-1410,

  10. #11 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Occidental College

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    487 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 487 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $41,102,

    SAT Range: 1270-1460,

  11. #13 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    University of San Diego

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1903 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says University of San Diego is an amazing school and I am so glad I chose to attend it. Going to college for the first time is a scary experience, but USD made it an easy transition. Because it is a....

    Read 1903 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $37,547,

    SAT Range: 1190-1370,

  12. #14 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Point Loma Nazarene University

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Truly an amazing school from the start. You have insanely beautiful views, actual professors with their PhD's teaching your classes, not TAs. Very unique academic and social experience too. You can....

    Read 998 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $34,644,

    SAT Range: 1100-1290,

  13. #15 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Chapman University

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    4 Year,

    ORANGE, CA,

    2221 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says So far it's good! The departments you reach out to reply quickly and answer your questions; they really do try to provide the best help they can. Professors are friendly and help you with questions....

    Read 2221 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $44,327,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  14. #17 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    University of the Pacific

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    4 Year,

    STOCKTON, CA,

    1285 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I really enjoy my university! The student to professor ratio is small which is perfect for getting to know your professors one-on-one and asking for help. There are also many resources available on....

    Read 1285 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $32,780,

    SAT Range: 1080-1340,

  15. #20 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Saint Mary's College of California

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    4 Year,

    MORAGA, CA,

    1075 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Saint Mary’s has a unique energy unlike any other campus. The students are positive, inclusive, connected and yet very serious about their studies. There is a lot of fun on campus. There is not much drinking since you have to be over 21 and really there is more for us to do. Greek life is non existent. But that just means we create our fun by...I cannot thank Saint Mary’s enough, I love it! They check all the boxes of a fantastic school and a home away from home..

    Read 1075 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $40,401,

    SAT Range: 1070-1240,

  16. #21 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    Dominican University of California

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    4 Year,

    SAN RAFAEL, CA,

    835 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Dominican University has a beautiful campus and lovely people. There is so much you can do, they offer many majors and clubs. Dominican's diversity can really be seen through their clubs, people love....

    Read 835 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 86%,

    Net Price: $36,899,

    SAT Range: 1070-1250,

  17. #23 Best Colleges that Accept the Common App in California.

    California Lutheran University

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    4 Year,

    THOUSAND OAKS, CA,

    1141 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Honestly, I could not have chosen a more perfect university for me. They are local, inclusive, supportive, and employ some of the best professors I've had. In every course thus far, I have created....

    Read 1141 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $29,669,

    SAT Range: 1070-1240,

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