Top Universities in California


This uniRank page features the 2017 California University Ranking of all 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.

2017 California University Ranking and League Table 2017 League Table

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1Stanford UniversityStanford ...
2University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley ...
3University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles ...
4University of California, IrvineIrvine ...
5University of California, San DiegoSan Diego ...
6University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles
7University of California, DavisDavis ...
8University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara ...
9California Institute of TechnologyPasadena
10University of California, Santa CruzSanta Cruz ...
11University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco ...
12University of California, RiversideRiverside ...
13San Diego State UniversitySan Diego ...
14California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo
15San José State UniversitySan José
16California State University, NorthridgeNorthridge
17California State University, FullertonFullerton ...
18San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco
19Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara
20California State University, Long BeachLong Beach
21California State University, SacramentoSacramento
22California State Polytechnic University, PomonaPomona
23California State University, ChicoChico
24University of San FranciscoSan Francisco
25University of San DiegoSan Diego
26California State University, Los AngelesLos Angeles
27Pepperdine UniversityMalibu ...
28Chapman UniversityOrange
29California State University, FresnoFresno
30Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles
31California State University, Dominguez HillsCarson
32Sonoma State UniversityRohnert Park
33Humboldt State UniversityArcata
34Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont ...
35University of California, MercedMerced ...
36Pomona CollegeClaremont
37California State University San MarcosSan Marcos ...
38Biola UniversityLa Mirada
39California State University, San BernardinoSan Bernardino ...
40California State University StanislausTurlock ...
41Academy of Art UniversitySan Francisco
42University of the PacificStockton ...
43Art Center College of DesignPasadena
44California Institute of the ArtsValencia
45Occidental CollegeLos Angeles
46Loma Linda UniversityLoma Linda
47California State University, East BayHayward ...
48Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa
49Naval Postgraduate SchoolMonterey
50Claremont Graduate UniversityClaremont
51Pitzer CollegeClaremont
52California College of the ArtsSan Francisco ...
53Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont
54National UniversityLa Jolla
55California Lutheran UniversityThousand Oaks
56California State University, Monterey BaySeaside
57Westmont CollegeSanta Barbara
58Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaMoraga
59California State University, BakersfieldBakersfield
60University of California, Hastings College of the LawSan Francisco
61Mills CollegeOakland
62California State University Channel IslandsCamarillo
63Golden Gate UniversitySan Francisco ...
64University of La VerneLa Verne ...
65University of RedlandsRedlands
66Otis College of Art and DesignLos Angeles
67California Institute of Integral StudiesSan Francisco
68Western University of Health SciencesPomona
69Argosy UniversityOrange ...
70Dominican University of CaliforniaSan Rafael
71Scripps CollegeClaremont
72Whittier CollegeWhittier
73California Baptist UniversityRiverside ...
74Fresno Pacific UniversityFresno
75La Sierra UniversityRiverside
76San Francisco Art InstituteSan Francisco
77Keck Graduate InstituteClaremont
78Alliant International UniversitySan Diego ...
79Concordia University IrvineIrvine
80Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaCosta Mesa ...
81California State University Maritime AcademyVallejo
82Brandman UniversityIrvine
83Pacific Union CollegeAngwin
84Point Loma Nazarene UniversitySan Diego ...
85Southern California Institute of ArchitectureLos Angeles
86John F. Kennedy UniversityPleasant Hill ...
87Samuel Merritt UniversityOakland
88Woodbury UniversityBurbank
89Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and ScienceLos Angeles
90Southwestern Law SchoolLos Angeles
91San Francisco Conservatory of MusicSan Francisco
92Notre Dame de Namur UniversityBelmont
93The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyLos Angeles ...
94The Master's UniversitySanta Clarita
95Thomas Aquinas CollegeSanta Paula
96Fielding Graduate UniversitySanta Barbara
97Cogswell Polytechnical CollegeSan Jose ...
98Soka University of AmericaAliso Viejo
99NewSchool of Architecture and DesignSan Diego
100Thomas Jefferson School of LawSan Diego
101California Western School of LawSan Diego
102Saybrook UniversitySan Francisco
103American Jewish UniversityLos Angeles ...
104Holy Names UniversityOakland
105University of St Augustine for Health SciencesSan Marcos
106Pacifica Graduate InstituteCarpinteria ...
107Hope International UniversityFullerton
108Menlo CollegeAtherton
109William Jessup UniversityRocklin ...
110Antioch University Los AngelesCulver City
111University of the WestRosemead
112West Coast University-Los AngelesNorth Hollywood
113Pacific Oaks CollegePasadena
114Lincoln University, CaliforniaOakland
115Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityFullerton
116Pardee RAND Graduate SchoolSanta Monica
117San Diego Christian CollegeSantee
118Simpson UniversityRedding
119Touro University CaliforniaVallejo
120Palo Alto UniversityPalo Alto
121Dominican School of Philosophy & TheologyBerkeley
122Patten UniversityOakland
123Mount Saint Mary's UniversityLos Angeles
124Humphreys UniversityStockton
125Antioch University Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara
126Life Pacific CollegeSan Dimas
127Phillips Graduate UniversityChatsworth ...
128Marshall B. Ketchum UniversityFullerton ...
129Sofia UniversityPalo Alto
130Columbia College-HollywoodTarzana
131Laguna College of Art and DesignLaguna Beach
132Marymount California UniversityRancho Palos Verdes
133John Paul the Great Catholic UniversityEscondido
134The Wright InstituteBerkeley
135Touro University WorldwideLos Alamitos
136San Joaquin College of LawClovis
137The University of West Los AngelesInglewood
138United States UniversitySan Diego
139Providence Christian CollegePasadena
140Bethesda UniversityAnaheim
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