Top Universities in California

Top Universities in California


What are the top Universities in California? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2024 uniRank University Ranking of 133 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 three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

uniRank aims 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.

2024 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 Jose
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 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona
24 Chapman University Orange
25 Pepperdine University Malibu ...
26 University of San Diego San Diego
27 California State University, Sacramento Sacramento
28 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles
29 California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino ...
30 Humboldt State University Arcata
31 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park
32 California State University, Fresno Fresno
33 University of California College of the Law, San Francisco San Francisco
34 Harvey Mudd College Claremont ...
35 University of California, Merced Merced ...
36 Pomona College Claremont
37 Biola University La Mirada
38 California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles
39 Loma Linda University Loma Linda
40 California State University San Marcos San Marcos ...
41 National University La Jolla
42 California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson ...
43 California State University, Stanislaus Turlock ...
44 University of the Pacific Stockton ...
45 Occidental College Los Angeles
46 Azusa Pacific University Azusa
47 Pitzer College Claremont
48 Naval Postgraduate School Monterey
49 California Institute of the Arts Valencia
50 ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena
51 Claremont Graduate University Claremont ...
52 Academy of Art University San Francisco
53 Claremont McKenna College Claremont
54 California State University, East Bay Hayward ...
55 California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside
56 California College of the Arts San Francisco ...
57 Golden Gate University San Francisco ...
58 California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield
59 California State University Channel Islands Camarillo
60 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks
61 Saint Mary's College of California Moraga
62 Dominican University of California San Rafael
63 California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco
64 University of Redlands Redlands
65 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos ...
66 Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles
67 Westmont College Santa Barbara
68 Western University of Health Sciences Pomona ...
69 Whittier College Whittier
70 California Baptist University Riverside ...
71 Concordia University Irvine Irvine
72 University of Massachusetts Global Irvine
73 University of La Verne La Verne ...
74 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego ...
75 Fresno Pacific University Fresno ...
76 Alliant International University San Diego ...
77 Scripps College Claremont
78 Keck Graduate Institute Claremont
79 La Sierra University Riverside
80 Pacific Union College Angwin
81 Southwestern Law School Los Angeles
82 California State University Maritime Academy Vallejo
83 Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa ...
84 Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles
85 American Jewish University Los Angeles ...
86 San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco
87 California Western School of Law San Diego
88 Woodbury University Burbank ...
89 Samuel Merritt University Oakland
90 Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula
91 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles
92 Soka University of America Aliso Viejo
93 The Master's University Santa Clarita
94 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles ...
95 Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego
96 Holy Names University Oakland
97 Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles
98 Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara
99 Palo Alto University Palo Alto
100 University of Silicon Valley San Jose ...
101 West Coast University-Los Angeles North Hollywood
102 American Film Institute Conservatory Los Angeles
103 Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont
104 NewSchool of Architecture and Design San Diego
105 Menlo College Atherton ...
106 Saybrook University Pasadena
107 Hope International University Fullerton
108 Jessup University Rocklin ...
109 Touro University California Vallejo
110 Pacific Oaks College Pasadena
111 Pacifica Graduate Institute Carpinteria ...
112 Marshall B. Ketchum University Fullerton ...
113 Simpson University Redding
114 University of the West Rosemead
115 Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach
116 Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology Berkeley
117 Humphreys University Stockton
118 San Diego Christian College Santee
119 John Paul the Great Catholic University Escondido
120 Sofia University Palo Alto
121 San Joaquin College of Law Clovis
122 Life Pacific University San Dimas ...
123 Columbia College Hollywood Tarzana
124 Pardee RAND Graduate School Santa Monica
125 The Wright Institute Berkeley
126 United States University San Diego
127 Dharma Realm Buddhist University Ukiah
128 The University of West Los Angeles Inglewood
129 Providence Christian College Pasadena
130 Bethesda University Anaheim
Un Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences Duarte
Un Antioch University Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
Un Antioch University Los Angeles Culver City
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