California Universities


Where are the most popular Universities in California located? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 141 California Universities ordered by town (main campus location) and 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, 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 townCalifornia Universities by town

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