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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 13.60% 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 91.30% and the average student to faculty ratio is 10.20:1 (9.80%).

#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
17,534
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$51,354
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
2,238
Graduation Rate
89%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$52,362
Graduate
$52,233

#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
1,599
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$52,780

#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
1,345
Graduation Rate
90%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,405
Graduate
$60,798

#5. University of California-Berkeley

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#5. University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
15%
Student Population
41,891
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$14,184 (in-state), / $43,176 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$14,131 (in-state), / $29,233 (out-of-state)

#6. Harvey Mudd College

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#6. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
14%
Student Population
861
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,620

#7. University of California-Los Angeles

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#7. University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
14%
Student Population
44,027
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$13,226 (in-state), / $42,218 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$12,946 (in-state), / $28,048 (out-of-state)

#8. University of Southern California

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#8. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
13%
Student Population
45,687
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,225
Graduate
$45,561

#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
427
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$33,146
Graduate
$33,146

#10. Pitzer College

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#10. Pitzer College

Claremont, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
13%
Student Population
1,074
Graduation Rate
83%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,056

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

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in California is $13,705 for state residents and $49,634 for out of state students in academic year 2018-2019. Harvey Mudd College has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $56,620 and Soka University of America has the lowest rates of $33,146. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in California is $13,539 for state residents and $42,910 for out of state students in academic year 2018-2019. Claremont McKenna College has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $60,798 and University of California-Los Angeles has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $28,048. 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 $51,354$49,617$18,778-
2 California Institute of Technology $52,362$52,233$18,399$18,027
3 Pomona College $52,780-$18,216$13,216
4 Claremont McKenna College $54,405$60,798$18,205$17,731
5 University of California-Berkeley $14,184$43,176$14,131$29,233$23,033$19,263
6 Harvey Mudd College $56,620-$19,527-
7 University of California-Los Angeles $13,226$42,218$12,946$28,048$19,944$18,580
8 University of Southern California $56,225$45,561$17,400$17,400
9 Soka University of America $33,146$33,146$13,934$16,188
10 Pitzer College $54,056-$17,844$17,844
Average$13,705$49,634$13,539$42,910$18,528$17,281