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Best Colleges in California

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares the basic academic information between best schools in California. By school type, there are 2 public and 8 private schools in best schools in California. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In California
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Stanford University
Stanford, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Pomona College
Claremont, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
4 Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
5 University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
9 Soka University of America
Aliso Viejo, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
10 Scripps College
Claremont, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in California is $42,456 for State residents and $51,433 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 15.20% and graduation rate is 92.00%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In California
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Stanford University
$53,529 4% 94% 5:117,381
2 California Institute of Technology
$54,600 6% 94% 3:12,233
3 Pomona College
$54,762 7% 93% 7:11,573
4 Claremont McKenna College
$56,475 10% 91% 8:11,327
5 University of California-Los Angeles
$13,240 / $42,994 12% 92% 18:144,537
6 University of California-Berkeley
$14,253 / $44,007 16% 93% 20:142,501
7 University of Southern California $58,133 11% 92% 9:147,310
8 Harvey Mudd College
$58,660 14% 92% 8:1902
9 Soka University of America
$33,982 40% 89% 8:1442
10 Scripps College
$57,188 32% 90% 10:11,071
Average$42,456 / $51,43315.20%92.00%9.60:115,928
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The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Californiaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.