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Top Colleges in California Academic Key Facts Comparison

There are 2 public and 8 private schools in Top Colleges in California. The average acceptance ratio of Top Colleges in California is 14.70% where Stanford University has the tightest rate of 4% and Soka University of America has the loosest rate of 39%. The average graduation rate is 91.70% and the average student to faculty ratio is 9.60:1 (10.42%).

#1. Stanford University

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#1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
4%
Student Population
17,381
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,529
Graduate
$49,617

#2. California Institute of Technology

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#2. California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
7%
Student Population
2,233
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,600
Graduate
$54,537

#3. Pomona College

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#3. Pomona College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
8%
Student Population
1,573
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,762

#4. Claremont McKenna College

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#4. Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
9%
Student Population
1,327
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,475
Graduate
$62,616

#5. University of California-Los Angeles

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#5. University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
14%
Student Population
44,537
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$13,240 (in-state), / $42,994 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$12,953 (in-state), / $28,055 (out-of-state)

#6. University of California-Berkeley

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#6. University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
15%
Student Population
42,501
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$14,253 (in-state), / $44,007 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$14,187 (in-state), / $29,289 (out-of-state)

#7. University of Southern California

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#7. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
13%
Student Population
47,310
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,195
Graduate
$47,107

#8. Harvey Mudd College

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#8. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
14%
Student Population
902
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,660

#9. Soka University of America

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#9. Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
39%
Student Population
442
Graduation Rate
90%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$33,982
Graduate
$33,982

#10. Scripps College

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#10. Scripps College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
24%
Student Population
1,071
Graduation Rate
88%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,188
Graduate
$41,286

Top Colleges in California Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in California is $13,747 for state residents and $51,439 for out of state students in academic year 2019-2020. Harvey Mudd College has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $58,660 and Soka University of America has the lowest rates of $33,982. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in California is $13,570 for state residents and $43,753 for out of state students in academic year 2019-2020. Claremont McKenna College has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $62,616 and University of California-Los Angeles has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $28,055. Next tables compare the tuition, fees, and living costs at Top Colleges in California.
Table. Top Colleges in California Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1 Stanford University $53,529$49,617$19,796-
2 California Institute of Technology $54,600$54,537$18,735$18,942
3 Pomona College $54,762-$18,718$13,718
4 Claremont McKenna College $56,475$62,616$18,800$16,734
5 University of California-Los Angeles $13,240$42,994$12,953$28,055$21,090$19,429
6 University of California-Berkeley $14,253$44,007$14,187$29,289$24,253$20,130
7 University of Southern California $58,195$47,107$18,064$18,064
8 Harvey Mudd College $58,660-$20,079-
9 Soka University of America $33,982$33,982$15,016$18,626
10 Scripps College $57,188$41,286$19,600-
Average$13,747$51,439$13,570$43,753$19,415$17,949

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