Top Universities in California


This uniRank page features the 2018 California University Ranking of 141 officially recognized California higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being accredited, licensed and/or chartered by the appropriate US higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (Bachelor degrees) and/or postgraduate degrees (Master or Doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional face-to-face, non-distance education format
The uniRank University Ranking aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of all California Universities based on unbiased and valid web metrics.

2018 California University Ranking and League Table 2018 League Table

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1 Stanford University Stanford ...
2 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley ...
3 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles ...
4 University of Southern California Los Angeles
5 University of California, Irvine Irvine ...
6 University of California, San Diego San Diego ...
7 University of California, Davis Davis ...
8 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara ...
9 California Institute of Technology Pasadena
10 University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz ...
11 University of California, San Francisco San Francisco ...
12 University of California, Riverside Riverside ...
13 San Diego State University San Diego ...
14 California State University, Northridge Northridge
15 San José State University San José
16 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo
17 California State University, Fullerton Fullerton ...
18 San Francisco State University San Francisco
19 Santa Clara University Santa Clara
20 California State University, Sacramento Sacramento
21 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach
22 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona
23 California State University, Chico Chico
24 University of San Francisco San Francisco
25 California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles
26 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles
27 University of San Diego San Diego
28 Chapman University Orange
29 California State University, Fresno Fresno
30 Humboldt State University Arcata
31 Pepperdine University Malibu ...
32 Harvey Mudd College Claremont ...
33 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park
34 Pomona College Claremont
35 California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson ...
36 University of California, Merced Merced ...
37 California State University San Marcos San Marcos ...
38 California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino ...
39 Academy of Art University San Francisco
40 Biola University La Mirada
41 California State University, East Bay Hayward ...
42 University of the Pacific Stockton ...
43 ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena
44 California State University Stanislaus Turlock ...
45 Loma Linda University Loma Linda
46 Occidental College Los Angeles
47 California Institute of the Arts Valencia
48 Azusa Pacific University Azusa
49 Naval Postgraduate School Monterey
50 National University La Jolla
51 Pitzer College Claremont
52 California College of the Arts San Francisco ...
53 California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside
54 Claremont Graduate University Claremont
55 California State University Channel Islands Camarillo
56 Claremont McKenna College Claremont
57 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks
58 Saint Mary's College of California Moraga
59 California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield
60 Westmont College Santa Barbara
61 Western University of Health Sciences Pomona
62 University of California, Hastings College of the Law San Francisco
63 Keck Graduate Institute Claremont
64 Mills College Oakland
65 University of Redlands Redlands
66 University of La Verne La Verne ...
67 Golden Gate University San Francisco ...
68 Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles
69 Argosy University Orange ...
70 California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco
71 California Baptist University Riverside ...
72 Dominican University of California San Rafael
73 California State University Maritime Academy Vallejo
74 Alliant International University San Diego ...
75 Whittier College Whittier
76 Scripps College Claremont
77 La Sierra University Riverside
78 Fresno Pacific University Fresno ...
79 San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco
80 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego ...
81 Concordia University Irvine Irvine
82 Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa ...
83 Brandman University Irvine
84 Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles
85 Samuel Merritt University Oakland
86 Pacific Union College Angwin
87 John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill ...
88 Woodbury University Burbank ...
89 San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco
90 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles
91 Cogswell Polytechnical College San Jose ...
92 The Master's University Santa Clarita
93 Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont
94 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles ...
95 Southwestern Law School Los Angeles
96 University of St Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos
97 Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula
98 NewSchool of Architecture and Design San Diego
99 Soka University of America Aliso Viejo
100 Saybrook University San Francisco
101 Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara
102 Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego
103 Holy Names University Oakland
104 California Western School of Law San Diego
105 Pacifica Graduate Institute Carpinteria ...
106 American Jewish University Los Angeles ...
107 West Coast University-Los Angeles North Hollywood
108 William Jessup University Rocklin ...
109 Hope International University Fullerton
110 Menlo College Atherton ...
111 Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles
112 Touro University California Vallejo
113 University of the West Rosemead
114 Simpson University Redding
115 Lincoln University, California Oakland
116 Pacific Oaks College Pasadena
117 Pardee RAND Graduate School Santa Monica
118 Palo Alto University Palo Alto
119 Humphreys University Stockton
120 Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology Berkeley
121 San Diego Christian College Santee
122 Western State College of Law at Argosy University Irvine
123 Marshall B. Ketchum University Fullerton ...
124 Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach
125 Patten University Oakland
126 Columbia College-Hollywood Tarzana
127 Phillips Graduate University Chatsworth ...
128 Life Pacific College San Dimas
129 Sofia University Palo Alto
130 Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes
131 John Paul the Great Catholic University Escondido
132 The Wright Institute Berkeley
133 The University of West Los Angeles Inglewood
134 United States University San Diego
135 San Joaquin College of Law Clovis
136 Providence Christian College Pasadena
137 Bethesda University Anaheim
Un American Film Institute Conservatory Los Angeles
Un Antioch University Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
Un Antioch University Los Angeles Culver City
Un Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences Duarte
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