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Schools with a median SAT of 400-1600, a median ACT of 1-36, that are in California, with a graduation rate of greater than 0%, an acceptance rate of greater than 0%, with stated tuition between $0k-$100k offering graduate degrees, and a student population between 0k-100k, sorted by Influence.

Degree Level graduate
Stanford University
#1

Stanford University

#10 institution's overall influence
#1 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

5%

Graduation

94%

Student body

15K

Median SAT/ACT

1505/33

Stanford, CA

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University of California, Berkeley
#2

University of California, Berkeley

#6 institution's overall influence
#29 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

17%

Graduation

91%

Student body

42K

Median SAT/ACT

1430/33

Berkeley, CA

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University of California, Los Angeles
#3

University of California, Los Angeles

#21 institution's overall influence
#31 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$13K

Acceptance

14%

Graduation

91%

Student body

44K

Median SAT/ACT

1415/32

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California
#4

University of Southern California

#31 institution's overall influence
#30 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$58K

Acceptance

16%

Graduation

92%

Student body

40K

Median SAT/ACT

1445/32

Los Angeles, CA

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California Institute of Technology
#5

California Institute of Technology

#32 institution's overall influence
#9 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

7%

Graduation

89%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1545/35

Pasadena, CA

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University of California, San Diego
#6

University of California, San Diego

#52 institution's overall influence
#71 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

37%

Graduation

85%

Student body

38K

Median SAT/ACT

1370/30

La Jolla, CA

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#7

University of California, Davis

#130 institution's overall influence
#163 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

46%

Graduation

85%

Student body

36K

Median SAT/ACT

1290/28

Davis, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara
#8

University of California, Santa Barbara

#108 institution's overall influence
#100 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

37%

Graduation

81%

Student body

26K

Median SAT/ACT

1355/30

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Irvine
#9

University of California, Irvine

#114 institution's overall influence
#87 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

30%

Graduation

85%

Student body

37K

Median SAT/ACT

1295/28

Irvine, CA

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University of California, Santa Cruz
#10

University of California, Santa Cruz

#149 institution's overall influence
#734 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

65%

Graduation

77%

Student body

20K

Median SAT/ACT

1290/29

Santa Cruz, CA

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University of California, Riverside
#11

University of California, Riverside

#292 institution's overall influence
#919 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

66%

Graduation

75%

Student body

24K

Median SAT/ACT

1230/26

Riverside, CA

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San Francisco State University
#12

San Francisco State University

#243 institution's overall influence
#255 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

84%

Graduation

54%

Student body

26K

Median SAT/ACT

1045/20

San Francisco, CA

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San Diego State University
#13

San Diego State University

#317 institution's overall influence
#189 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

37%

Graduation

74%

Student body

33K

Median SAT/ACT

1215/25

San Diego, CA

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San Jose State University
#14

San Jose State University

#326 institution's overall influence
#871 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

67%

Graduation

57%

Student body

29K

Median SAT/ACT

1140/22

San Jose, CA

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Santa Clara University
#15

Santa Clara University

#341 institution's overall influence
#1245 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

51%

Graduation

90%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1360/30

Santa Clara, CA

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Antioch University
#16

Antioch University

#220 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$21K

Student body

<1K

Culver City, CA

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University of San Francisco
#17

University of San Francisco

#387 institution's overall influence
#339 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

70%

Graduation

77%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1230/26

San Francisco, CA

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Pepperdine University
#18

Pepperdine University

#479 institution's overall influence
#903 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

42%

Graduation

85%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1340/29

Malibu, CA

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California State University, Northridge
#19

California State University, Northridge

#466 institution's overall influence
#1253 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

66%

Graduation

51%

Student body

33K

Median SAT/ACT

1020/19

Northridge, CA

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Claremont McKenna College
#20

Claremont McKenna College

#594 institution's overall influence
#18 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

13%

Graduation

90%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1435/32

Claremont, CA

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Claremont Graduate University
#21

Claremont Graduate University

#379 institution's overall influence

Student body

1K

Claremont, CA

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Chapman University
#22

Chapman University

#657 institution's overall influence
#1410 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

79%

Student body

9K

Median SAT/ACT

1285/28

Orange, CA

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California State University, Long Beach
#23

California State University, Long Beach

#596 institution's overall influence
#183 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

42%

Graduation

69%

Student body

32K

Median SAT/ACT

1145/23

Long Beach, CA

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California Polytechnic State University
#24

California Polytechnic State University

#690 institution's overall influence
#47 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$10K

Acceptance

38%

Graduation

82%

Student body

21K

Median SAT/ACT

1340/29

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Occidental College
#25

Occidental College

#561 institution's overall influence
#1144 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$57K

Acceptance

41%

Graduation

84%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1390/30

Los Angeles, CA

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Naval Postgraduate School
#26

Naval Postgraduate School

#492 institution's overall influence

Student body

5K

Monterey, CA

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California State University, Fullerton
#27

California State University, Fullerton

#769 institution's overall influence
#1441 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

68%

Graduation

66%

Student body

34K

Median SAT/ACT

1115/21

Fullerton, CA

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Loyola Marymount University
#28

Loyola Marymount University

#664 institution's overall influence
#1202 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

50%

Graduation

79%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1320/29

Los Angeles, CA

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California State University, Los Angeles
#29

California State University, Los Angeles

#551 institution's overall influence
#865 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

47%

Student body

24K

Median SAT/ACT

985/17

Los Angeles, CA

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University of the Pacific
#30

University of the Pacific

#778 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

71%

Graduation

66%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1240/27

Stockton, CA

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California State University, Sacramento
#31

California State University, Sacramento

#963 institution's overall influence
#657 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

83%

Graduation

48%

Student body

27K

Median SAT/ACT

1040/19

Sacramento, CA

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
#32

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

#759 institution's overall influence
#1134 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

65%

Graduation

66%

Student body

24K

Median SAT/ACT

1140/23

Pomona, CA

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University of San Diego
#33

University of San Diego

#940 institution's overall influence
#104 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$51K

Acceptance

59%

Graduation

82%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1280/28

San Diego, CA

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California State University, Chico
#34

California State University, Chico

#886 institution's overall influence
#454 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

90%

Graduation

66%

Student body

16K

Median SAT/ACT

1090/21

Chico, CA

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Biola University
#35

Biola University

#792 institution's overall influence
#1377 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$42K

Acceptance

64%

Graduation

73%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1195/24

La Mirada, CA

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California State University, Fresno
#36

California State University, Fresno

#577 institution's overall influence
#1148 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

90%

Graduation

56%

Student body

22K

Median SAT/ACT

1035/19

Fresno, CA

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Golden Gate University
#37

Golden Gate University

#1161 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$16K

Student body

1K

San Francisco, CA

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Mills College
#38

Mills College

#885 institution's overall influence
#244 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$31K

Acceptance

91%

Graduation

68%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1147/24

Oakland, CA

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California Institute of Integral Studies
#39

California Institute of Integral Studies

#984 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$21K

Student body

1K

San Francisco, CA

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Azusa Pacific University
#40

Azusa Pacific University

#1351 institution's overall influence
#733 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$40K

Acceptance

94%

Graduation

67%

Student body

9K

Median SAT/ACT

1145/23

Azusa, CA

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California State University, East Bay
#41

California State University, East Bay

#1279 institution's overall influence
#748 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

73%

Graduation

42%

Student body

14K

Hayward, CA

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University of Redlands
#42

University of Redlands

#918 institution's overall influence
#391 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$51K

Acceptance

69%

Graduation

77%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1170/25

Redlands, CA

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California State University, Dominguez Hills
#43

California State University, Dominguez Hills

#1855 institution's overall influence
#542 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

81%

Graduation

43%

Student body

13K

Carson, CA

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Sonoma State University
#44

Sonoma State University

#1214 institution's overall influence
#723 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

89%

Graduation

58%

Student body

9K

Median SAT/ACT

1070/20

Rohnert Park, CA

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University of California, Merced
#45

University of California, Merced

#1629 institution's overall influence
#275 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

85%

Graduation

64%

Student body

9K

Median SAT/ACT

1090/22

Merced, CA

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Humboldt State University
#46

Humboldt State University

#1215 institution's overall influence
#883 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

85%

Graduation

47%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1085/21

Arcata, CA

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National University
#47

National University

#1645 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$13K

Acceptance

87%

Graduation

37%

Student body

23K

La Jolla, CA

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Whittier College
#48

Whittier College

#1182 institution's overall influence
#707 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$49K

Acceptance

72%

Graduation

69%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1129/23

Whittier, CA

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Alliant International University
#49

Alliant International University

#884 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$16K

Acceptance

33%

Student body

3K

San Diego, CA

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Keck Graduate Institute
#50

Keck Graduate Institute

#1880 institution's overall influence

Student body

<1K

Claremont, CA

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