Top Universities in California


What are the most popular Universities in California? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2018 California University Ranking of 141 recognized California higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/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.

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