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2020 Guide to Colleges in California

If you’re looking for a great school where you can get a quality education, you may want to consider one of the many colleges and universities in California. The state is home to several institutions of higher learning, 112 of which are ranked in College Factual’s 2020 analysis.

Best Colleges in California

crest image Harvey Mudd College

Located in Claremont in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Harvey Mudd College is ranked #1 in the state of California. Harvey Mudd College supports roughly 800 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Learn more about Harvey Mudd College.

crest image Stanford University

Located in Stanford in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Stanford is ranked #2 in the state of California. Stanford supports roughly 8,400 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Learn more about Stanford University.

crest image Pomona College

Located in Claremont in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Pomona is ranked #3 in the state of California. Pomona supports roughly 1,700 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Learn more about Pomona College.

crest image Claremont McKenna College

Located in Claremont in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Claremont McKenna is ranked #4 in the state of California. Claremont McKenna supports roughly 1,400 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Learn more about Claremont McKenna College.

crest image California Institute of Technology

Located in Pasadena in what is generally considered a city setting, Caltech is ranked #5 in the state of California. Caltech supports roughly 1,000 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

Learn more about California Institute of Technology.

crest image University of Southern California

Located in Los Angeles in what is generally considered a city setting, USC is ranked #6 in the state of California. USC supports roughly 20,600 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Learn more about University of Southern California.

crest image University of California – Los Angeles

Located in Los Angeles in what is generally considered a city setting, UCLA is ranked #7 in the state of California. UCLA supports roughly 33,100 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Learn more about University of California – Los Angeles.

crest image University of California – Berkeley

Located in Berkeley in what is generally considered a city setting, UC Berkeley is ranked #8 in the state of California. UC Berkeley supports roughly 31,100 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Learn more about University of California – Berkeley.

crest image University of California – San Diego

Located in La Jolla in what is generally considered a city setting, UCSD is ranked #9 in the state of California. UCSD supports roughly 29,600 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Learn more about University of California – San Diego.

crest image University of California – Davis

Located in Davis in what is generally considered a suburban setting, UC Davis is ranked #10 in the state of California. UC Davis supports roughly 31,400 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Learn more about University of California – Davis.

See the full list of ranked colleges in California.