Best California State Colleges Tuition Comparison

In California State, there are 802 colleges and universities - 189 public and 613 private schools. Among them 745 schools have undergraduate programs and 214 schools offers graduate programs. You can list all California schools and analyze California tuition statistics for those schools. Belwo we introduce best colleges in California State where Stanford University is ranked top and California Institute of Technology is positioned on second place.

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the best california state schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Best California State College Overview
RankNameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
4 Stanford University Stanford, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 6% 16,980
10 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 11% 2,255
20 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Public, Four or more years 18% 38,189
23 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Public, Four or more years 22% 41,908
25 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 20% 43,401
37 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA Public, Four or more years 38% 32,906
38 University of California-Davis Davis, CA Public, Four or more years 45% 35,186
40 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Public, Four or more years 44% 23,497
42 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA Public, Four or more years 42% 30,836
54 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 37% 7,632
85 University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA Public, Four or more years 60% 17,868
95 University of San Diego San Diego, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 49% 8,251
106 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 61% 10,797
113 University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA Public, Four or more years 62% 21,385
116 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 73% 6,281
149 San Diego State University San Diego, CA Public, Four or more years 31% 34,254
161 Biola University La Mirada, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 73% 6,227
166 University of La Verne La Verne, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 39% 8,334
173 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 80% 9,975

Best California State Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at best California State colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements. The required fee is a fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition. The book and supplies is the estimated average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (or program).

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best California State schools at best California State schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Best California State - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Stanford University $45,729$1,425 $45,729$1,425
California Institute of Technology $43,710$1,323 $43,710$1,323
University of California-Berkeley $11,220$1,241 $35,928$1,241
University of California-Los Angeles $11,220$1,611 $35,928$1,611
University of Southern California $49,464$1,500 $49,464$1,500
University of California-San Diego $11,220$1,516 $35,928$1,516
University of California-Davis $11,220$1,576 $35,928$1,576
University of California-Santa Barbara $11,220$1,403 $35,928$1,403
University of California-Irvine $11,220$1,749 $35,928$1,749
Pepperdine University $48,090$1,500 $48,090$1,500
University of California-Santa Cruz $11,220$1,448 $35,928$1,448
University of San Diego $44,000$1,764 $44,000$1,764
University of San Francisco $42,180$1,600 $42,180$1,600
University of California-Riverside $11,220$1,690 $35,928$1,690
University of the Pacific $42,414$1,764 $42,414$1,764
San Diego State University $5,472$1,804 $16,632$1,804
Biola University $34,498$1,764 $34,498$1,764
University of La Verne $37,100$1,764 $37,100$1,764
Azusa Pacific University $34,174$1,764 $34,174$1,764

Tuition and Fees - Graduate

Next table summarizes graduate tuition and fees charged to students who holds a bachelor's or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
Table. Best California State - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Stanford University $46,320$1,425 $46,320$1,425
California Institute of Technology $45,390$1,323 $45,390$1,323
University of California-Berkeley $13,431$1,241 $28,533$1,241
University of California-Los Angeles $12,629$1,611 $27,731$1,611
University of Southern California $40,670$1,500 $40,670$1,500
University of California-San Diego $13,021$1,516 $28,123$1,516
University of California-Davis $13,164$1,576 $28,266$1,576
University of California-Santa Barbara $13,193$1,403 $28,295$1,403
University of California-Irvine $13,010$1,749 $28,112$1,749
Pepperdine University $30,320$1,500 $30,320$1,500
University of California-Santa Cruz $13,308$1,448 $28,410$1,448
University of San Diego $25,192$1,764 $25,192$1,764
University of San Francisco $22,460$1,600 $22,460$1,600
University of California-Riverside $13,284$1,690 $28,386$1,690
University of the Pacific $42,604$1,764 $42,604$1,764
San Diego State University $8,242$1,804 $17,170$1,804
Biola University $10,026$1,764 $10,026$1,764
University of La Verne $12,834$1,764 $12,834$1,764
Azusa Pacific University $12,409$1,764 $12,409$1,764

Living Cost

Next table shows the living costs including room & board charge and other expenses. Room charge is for an academic year for rooming accommodations for a typical student sharing a room with one other student and board charge is for meals, for a specified number of meals per week. Other expenses include the money (estimated by the financial aid office) needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, entertainment, and furnishings.
Table. Best California State - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
Stanford University $14,107$2,625 -- -
California Institute of Technology $13,371$3,387 $11,970$4,221 $4,221
University of California-Berkeley $15,847$4,736 $10,126$5,087 $5,087
University of California-Los Angeles $14,832$4,185 $10,238$4,880 $4,880
University of Southern California $13,855$1,580 $13,855$1,580 $1,580
University of California-San Diego $12,071$4,349 $9,746$5,445 $5,445
University of California-Davis $14,571$4,279 $8,283$5,433 $5,433
University of California-Santa Barbara $14,594$5,238 $9,461$5,679 $5,679
University of California-Irvine $12,947$4,154 $9,428$5,146 $5,146
Pepperdine University $13,810$2,500 $13,810$2,500 $2,500
University of California-Santa Cruz $14,952$4,903 $9,890$5,680 $5,680
University of San Diego $12,042$3,177 $11,970$4,167 $4,167
University of San Francisco $13,650$3,800 $13,650$3,800 $3,800
University of California-Riverside $13,800$4,468 $8,662$5,281 $5,281
University of the Pacific $12,858$3,177 $11,970$4,167 $4,167
San Diego State University $15,826$2,845 $11,444$3,256 $3,256
Biola University $10,224$3,222 $10,224$3,222 $3,222
University of La Verne $12,510$3,277 $11,970$4,267 $4,267
Azusa Pacific University $9,218$3,177 $11,970$4,167 $4,167

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