Top Universities in California


What are the most popular Universities in California? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2019 California University Ranking of 142 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.

2019 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, Irvine Irvine ...
5 University of California, San Diego San Diego ...
6 University of Southern California Los Angeles
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 San José State University San José
15 California State University, Northridge Northridge
16 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo
17 San Francisco State University San Francisco
18 California State University, Fullerton Fullerton ...
19 Santa Clara University Santa Clara
20 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach
21 California State University, Sacramento Sacramento
22 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona
23 University of San Francisco San Francisco
24 Pepperdine University Malibu ...
25 University of San Diego San Diego
26 California State University, Chico Chico
27 California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles
28 Chapman University Orange
29 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles
30 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park
31 Harvey Mudd College Claremont ...
32 Humboldt State University Arcata
33 University of California, Merced Merced ...
34 California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino ...
35 California State University, Fresno Fresno
36 California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson ...
37 Biola University La Mirada
38 Loma Linda University Loma Linda
39 University of the Pacific Stockton ...
40 California State University San Marcos San Marcos ...
41 Pomona College Claremont
42 Azusa Pacific University Azusa
43 California State University, East Bay Hayward ...
44 Academy of Art University San Francisco
45 California State University, Stanislaus Turlock ...
46 Occidental College Los Angeles
47 Naval Postgraduate School Monterey
48 National University La Jolla
49 ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena
50 California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield
51 Saint Mary's College of California Moraga
52 University of California, Hastings College of the Law San Francisco
53 California State University Channel Islands Camarillo
54 Pitzer College Claremont
55 University of La Verne La Verne ...
56 Claremont Graduate University Claremont ...
57 California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside
58 California College of the Arts San Francisco ...
59 Mills College Oakland
60 Claremont McKenna College Claremont
61 University of Redlands Redlands
62 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks
63 Western University of Health Sciences Pomona
64 California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco
65 Golden Gate University San Francisco ...
66 Dominican University of California San Rafael
67 California Baptist University Riverside ...
68 Brandman University Irvine
69 Fresno Pacific University Fresno ...
70 Westmont College Santa Barbara
71 Keck Graduate Institute Claremont
72 Whittier College Whittier
73 Alliant International University San Diego ...
74 San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco
75 Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles
76 Concordia University Irvine Irvine
77 Samuel Merritt University Oakland
78 Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara
79 La Sierra University Riverside
80 Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa ...
81 Pacific Union College Angwin
82 Argosy University Orange ...
83 Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles
84 California State University Maritime Academy Vallejo
85 West Coast University-Los Angeles North Hollywood
86 Southwestern Law School Los Angeles
87 Soka University of America Aliso Viejo
88 Hope International University Fullerton
89 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego ...
90 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos ...
91 Woodbury University Burbank ...
92 John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill ...
93 The Master's University Santa Clarita
94 Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont
95 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles
96 NewSchool of Architecture and Design San Diego
97 Pacifica Graduate Institute Carpinteria ...
98 Holy Names University Oakland
99 Cogswell Polytechnical College San Jose ...
100 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles ...
101 Life Pacific College San Dimas ...
102 San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco
103 William Jessup University Rocklin ...
104 California Western School of Law San Diego
105 Columbia College Hollywood Los Angeles
106 Saybrook University San Francisco
107 Pacific Oaks College Pasadena
108 Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego
109 American Jewish University Los Angeles ...
110 Menlo College Atherton ...
111 Marshall B. Ketchum University Fullerton ...
112 Touro University California Vallejo
113 University of the West Rosemead
114 Simpson University Redding
115 Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles
116 California Institute of the Arts Valencia
117 Lincoln University, California Oakland
118 Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula
119 Western State College of Law at Argosy University Irvine
120 San Diego Christian College Santee
121 Pardee RAND Graduate School Santa Monica
122 Humphreys University Stockton
123 United States University San Diego
124 The Wright Institute Berkeley
125 Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology Berkeley
126 Palo Alto University Palo Alto
127 Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes
128 Sofia University Palo Alto
129 Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach
130 John Paul the Great Catholic University Escondido
131 Scripps College Claremont
132 Phillips Graduate University Chatsworth ...
133 Patten University Oakland
134 San Joaquin College of Law Clovis
135 The University of West Los Angeles Inglewood
136 Dharma Realm Buddhist University Ukiah
137 Bethesda University Anaheim
138 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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