Top Universities in California


What are the most popular Universities in California? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2022 California University Ranking of 137 recognized California higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate US higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top California Universities based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

2022 California University Ranking

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