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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in California for Students from Netherlands

15 Colleges
$35,389 Avg Tuition & Fees*
45% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, international students have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 15 schools in California to determine which ones were the best for Dutch students in California. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall value.

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Top Value Colleges in California for Students from Netherlands

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Our 2021 rankings named California State University - Long Beach the best affordable school for Dutch students in California working on their bachelor’s degree. CSULB is a large public school situated in Long Beach, California. It awarded 8,950 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 6.4% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at CSULB are India, China, and Japan. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSULB is about $18,714 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,772 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the value of education it offers, CSULB also is in the top 10% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend California State University - Monterey Bay. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. CSUMB is a medium-sized public school situated in Seaside, California. It awarded 1,953 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at CSUMB come from such countries as Japan, China, and Germany. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at CSUMB runs, on average, about $19,023. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,081 per year.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, CSUMB also is in the top 15% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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San Diego State University

San Diego, California

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend San Diego State University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. San Diego, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,159 students in 2018-2019.

Around 7.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at SDSU come from such countries as China, India, and Kuwait. International students at SDSU can expect to pay, on average, about $19,390 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,448 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend California State University - Northridge. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Dutch students in California list. CSUN is a public institution located in Northridge, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,062 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at CSUN come from such countries as Kuwait, China, and India. International students at CSUN can expect to pay, on average, about $18,857 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,915 per year.

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A rank of #5 on our list means California State University - San Marcos is a great place for Dutch students in California working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in San Marcos, California, the fairly large public school awarded 3,660 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 4.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia come to CSUSM to study. International students at CSUSM can expect to pay, on average, about $19,597 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,655 a year in average tuition and fees.

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California State University - Fullerton ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California list. California State University - Fullerton is a large public school located in Fullerton, California that handed out 9,996 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Cal State Fullerton are India, China, and Kuwait. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Cal State Fullerton runs, on average, about $18,804. Graduate students pay around $17,862 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#7

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

San Francisco State University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California ranking. This large public school is located in San Francisco, California, and it awarded 6,508 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at SFSU come from such countries as China, India, and Japan. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at SFSU runs, on average, about $19,146. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,204 per year.

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University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California

University of California - San Diego did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California ranking, coming in at #8. Located in La Jolla, California, the large public school handed out 8,037 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 23.2% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UCSD are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UCSD is about $44,169 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,557 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

University of California - Los Angeles came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California ranking. Located in Los Angeles, California, the large public school awarded 9,069 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 15.8% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UCLA come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UCLA runs, on average, about $42,994. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,055 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UCLA also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California

University of California - Berkeley landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California. University of California - Berkeley is a large public school located in Berkeley, California that handed out 9,627 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 17.0% are international. Students studying at UC Berkeley come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UC Berkeley runs, on average, about $44,007. Graduate students pay around $29,289 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

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#11

University of the Pacific

Stockton, California

University of the Pacific ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California list. Located in Stockton, California, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 815 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.8% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to Pacific to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Pacific runs, on average, about $49,588. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $49,374 per year.

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University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

With a ranking of #12, University of San Francisco did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in San Francisco, California, and it awarded 1,634 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 13.9% are international. Students studying at USFCA come from such countries as China, India, and Indonesia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at USFCA is about $50,282 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $25,810 a year in average tuition and fees.

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California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

California Institute of Technology landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Pasadena, California, and it awarded 241 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 30.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Caltech are China, India, and Canada. International students at Caltech can expect to pay, on average, about $54,600 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $54,537 a year in average tuition and fees.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. In addition to its great ranking here, Caltech is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall value list.

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Stanford University

Stanford, California

Stanford University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Stanford, California, and it awarded 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 24.6% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Stanford are China, India, and Canada. International students at Stanford can expect to pay, on average, about $53,529 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $53,151 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Stanford also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

University of Southern California came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in California ranking. Los Angeles, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,337 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 23.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at USC come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at USC is about $58,133 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $47,107 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 15 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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