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Expensive Colleges to Attend in California

We select the most expensive colleges/universities in California. Those schools have the most highest tuition & fees besides room, board, and other living expenses. University of Southern California requires the most expensive tuition & fees as of $60,275 in California. Harvey Mudd College ($58,660) and Pepperdine University ($58,002) have the expensive tuition & fees followed by University of Southern California. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest tuition & fees in California.
Expensive Colleges to Attend in California (2019-2020)
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateEnrollment
1University of Southern California
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
$60,27511%47,310
2Harvey Mudd College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
$58,66014%902
3Pepperdine University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMalibu, CA
$58,00232%7,961
4Chapman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsOrange, CA
$57,21456%9,608
5Scripps College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
$57,18832%1,071
6California Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPasadena, CA
$56,8626%2,233
7Occidental College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
$56,57637%1,930
8Claremont McKenna College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
$56,47510%1,327
9Stanford University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStanford, CA
$56,1694%17,381
10Pitzer College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
$55,87814%1,072