California State Academic Key Facts Comparison

Next table compares 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
RankNameLocationType/LevelAcceptance RatesPopulation
4 Stanford University Stanford, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
5% 17,184
10 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
9% 2,240
20 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Public
4 or more years
17% 40,154
23 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Public
4 or more years
17% 43,548
25 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
18% 43,871
37 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA Public
4 or more years
34% 34,979
38 University of California-Davis Davis, CA Public
4 or more years
38% 36,460
40 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Public
4 or more years
33% 24,346
42 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA Public
4 or more years
39% 32,754
54 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
38% 7,826
85 University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA Public
4 or more years
50% 18,783
95 University of San Diego San Diego, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
52% 8,508
106 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
64% 11,003
113 University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA Public
4 or more years
56% 22,715
116 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
65% 6,128
149 San Diego State University San Diego, CA Public
4 or more years
34% 34,688
161 Biola University La Mirada, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
70% 6,095
166 University of La Verne La Verne, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
47% 8,369
173 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA Private (not-for-profit)
4 or more years
81% 10,020

California State Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of California State is $12,862 for state residents and $41,375 for out of state students in academic year 2016-2017. Next tables compare the undergraduate tuition & fees at 19 schools in California State.
Table. Best California State Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
NameIn-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTotalTuitionFeesTotal
Stanford University-$47,331$609$47,940
California Institute of Technology-$45,846$1,731$47,577
University of California-Berkeley$11,220$2,289$13,509$37,902$2,289$40,191
University of California-Los Angeles$11,220$1,700$12,920$37,902$1,700$39,602
University of Southern California-$51,442$841$52,283
University of California-San Diego$11,220$2,425$13,645$37,902$2,425$40,327
University of California-Davis$11,220$2,826$14,046$37,902$2,826$40,728
University of California-Santa Barbara$11,220$2,853$14,073$37,902$2,853$40,755
University of California-Irvine$11,220$2,140$13,360$37,902$2,140$40,042
Pepperdine University-$49,770$252$50,022
University of California-Santa Cruz$11,220$2,319$13,539$37,902$2,319$40,221
University of San Diego-$45,540$600$46,140
University of San Francisco-$44,040$454$44,494
University of California-Riverside$11,220$2,361$13,581$37,902$2,361$40,263
University of the Pacific-$44,068$520$44,588
San Diego State University$5,472$1,612$7,084$16,632$1,612$18,244
Biola University-$36,696-$36,696
University of La Verne-$38,266$1,634$39,900
Azusa Pacific University-$35,540$580$36,120
Average$10,581$2,281$12,862$39,915$1,460$41,375
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California State Graduate Programs Tuition & Fees Comparison

The average graduate tuition & fees of California State is $12,656 for state residents and $28,773 for out of state students in academic year 2016-2017. Next tables compare the graduate tuition & fees at 19 schools in California State.
Table. Best California State Graduate Programs Tuition & Fees
NameIn-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTotalTuitionFeesTotal
Stanford University-$47,331$609$47,940
California Institute of Technology-$45,846$1,605$47,451
University of California-Berkeley$11,220$2,289$13,509$26,322$2,289$28,611
University of California-Los Angeles$11,220$1,463$12,683$26,322$1,463$27,785
University of Southern California-$41,592$713$42,305
University of California-San Diego$11,220$1,865$13,085$26,322$1,865$28,187
University of California-Davis$11,220$2,017$13,237$26,322$2,017$28,339
University of California-Santa Barbara$11,220$2,029$13,249$26,322$2,029$28,351
University of California-Irvine$11,220$1,844$13,064$26,322$1,844$28,166
Pepperdine University-$31,300$120$31,420
University of California-Santa Cruz$11,220$2,166$13,386$26,322$2,166$28,488
University of San Diego-$25,470$354$25,824
University of San Francisco-$23,310$50$23,360
University of California-Riverside$11,220$2,118$13,338$26,322$2,118$28,440
University of the Pacific-$44,068$380$44,448
San Diego State University$6,738$1,612$8,350$15,666$1,612$17,278
Biola University-$10,350-$10,350
University of La Verne-$13,320$180$13,500
Azusa Pacific University-$16,224$220$16,444
Average$10,722$1,934$12,656$27,634$1,139$28,773
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California State Living Costs Comparison

The average living costs including room, board, and other living expenses of California State is $17,487 when a student lives in campus such as dormitory and school apartments and $15,923 when living off campus.Next tables compare the living costs at 19 schools in California State.
Table. Best California State Living Costs Comparison
NameOn-Campus Living CostsOff-Campus Living Costs
Room & BoardOther ExpensesTotalRoom & BoardOther ExpensesTotal
Stanford University $14,601$2,700$17,301 ---
California Institute of Technology $14,100$3,774$17,874 $12,492$4,158$16,650
University of California-Berkeley $16,389$5,209$21,598 $10,540$5,162$15,702
University of California-Los Angeles $15,069$4,431$19,500 $10,667$5,140$15,807
University of Southern California $14,348$1,880$16,228 $14,348$1,880$16,228
University of California-San Diego $12,545$4,508$17,053 $10,131$5,621$15,752
University of California-Davis $14,838$4,482$19,320 $8,606$5,665$14,271
University of California-Santa Barbara $14,015$5,653$19,668 $9,855$6,105$15,960
University of California-Irvine $13,429$4,375$17,804 $9,814$5,383$15,197
Pepperdine University $14,330$2,500$16,830 $14,330$2,500$16,830
University of California-Santa Cruz $15,217$5,182$20,399 $10,296$5,972$16,268
University of San Diego $12,302$3,168$15,470 $12,492$4,158$16,650
University of San Francisco $13,990$3,800$17,790 $13,990$3,800$17,790
University of California-Riverside $14,607$4,487$19,094 $9,008$5,317$14,325
University of the Pacific $12,858$3,168$16,026 $12,492$4,158$16,650
San Diego State University $14,812$2,880$17,692 $12,050$3,296$15,346
Biola University $10,560$3,222$13,782 $10,560$3,222$13,782
University of La Verne $12,890$3,268$16,158 $12,492$4,258$16,750
Azusa Pacific University $9,492$3,170$12,662 $12,494$4,158$16,652
Average $13,705$3,782$17,487 $11,481$4,442$15,923
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