California Universities


Where are the most popular Universities in California located? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 137 California Universities ordered by town (main campus location) and 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, sorted by location, 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.

California Universities by town

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