Custom College Rankings

Using our unique InfluenceRanking™ engine as well as data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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Personalize your college ranking list based on the factors that matter most to you — affordability, test scores, preferred locations, student body size, and of course, the subject you want to study.

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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 bachelor degrees, and a student population between 0k-100k, sorted by Influence.

Degree Level bachelorPublic/Private Private
California Institute of Technology
#1

California Institute of Technology

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

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

7%

Graduation

94%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1555/35

Pasadena, CA

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Stanford University
#2

Stanford University

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

Tuition + fees

$51K

Acceptance

4%

Graduation

94%

Student body

14K

Median SAT/ACT

1495/33

Stanford, CA

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Antioch University
#3

Antioch University

#195 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$21K

Student body

<1K

Culver City, CA

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Pomona College
#4

Pomona College

#279 institution's overall influence
#13 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$53K

Acceptance

8%

Graduation

97%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1470/32

Claremont, CA

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Harvey Mudd College
#5

Harvey Mudd College

#645 institution's overall influence
#28 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$57K

Acceptance

14%

Graduation

93%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1525/34

Claremont, CA

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Claremont McKenna College
#6

Claremont McKenna College

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

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

9%

Graduation

93%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1425/32

Claremont, CA

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University of Southern California
#7

University of Southern California

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

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

13%

Graduation

92%

Student body

37K

Median SAT/ACT

1440/32

Los Angeles, CA

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Occidental College
#8

Occidental College

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

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

37%

Graduation

81%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1360/30

Los Angeles, CA

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Pitzer College
#9

Pitzer College

#1013 institution's overall influence
#63 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

13%

Graduation

88%

Student body

1K

Claremont, CA

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Pepperdine University
#10

Pepperdine University

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

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

36%

Graduation

87%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1320/29

Malibu, CA

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Scripps College
#11

Scripps College

#1037 institution's overall influence
#99 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

24%

Graduation

84%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1390/31

Claremont, CA

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California Institute of Integral Studies
#12

California Institute of Integral Studies

#1031 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$20K

Student body

<1K

San Francisco, CA

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Santa Clara University
#13

Santa Clara University

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

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

50%

Graduation

89%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1355/30

Santa Clara, CA

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Alliant International University
#14

Alliant International University

#1212 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$17K

Acceptance

100%

Student body

3K

San Diego, CA

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Golden Gate University
#15

Golden Gate University

#1347 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$16K

Student body

1K

San Francisco, CA

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Mills College
#16

Mills College

#1011 institution's overall influence
#244 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$30K

Acceptance

86%

Graduation

66%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1124/25

Oakland, CA

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American Jewish University
#17

American Jewish University

#1295 institution's overall influence
#1087 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$32K

Acceptance

96%

Graduation

43%

Student body

<1K

Los Angeles, CA

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Loyola Marymount University
#18

Loyola Marymount University

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

Tuition + fees

$48K

Acceptance

47%

Graduation

83%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1300/29

Los Angeles, CA

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Whittier College
#19

Whittier College

#1030 institution's overall influence
#707 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$48K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

64%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1121/22

Whittier, CA

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Soka University of America
#20

Soka University of America

#2771 institution's overall influence
#86 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$33K

Acceptance

39%

Graduation

90%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1295/27

Aliso Viejo, CA

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University of Redlands
#21

University of Redlands

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

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

75%

Graduation

74%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1170/25

Redlands, CA

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University of San Diego
#22

University of San Diego

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

Tuition + fees

$49K

Acceptance

53%

Graduation

78%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1275/27

San Diego, CA

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Dominican University of California
#23

Dominican University of California

#2204 institution's overall influence
#502 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$46K

Acceptance

87%

Graduation

72%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1122/22

San Rafael, CA

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Chapman University
#24

Chapman University

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

Tuition + fees

$53K

Acceptance

54%

Graduation

79%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1280/27

Orange, CA

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University of San Francisco
#25

University of San Francisco

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

Tuition + fees

$48K

Acceptance

65%

Graduation

72%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1230/26

San Francisco, CA

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University of the West
#26

University of the West

#3271 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$13K

Graduation

50%

Student body

<1K

Rosemead, CA

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Biola University
#27

Biola University

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

Tuition + fees

$40K

Acceptance

73%

Graduation

72%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1160/24

La Mirada, CA

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University of the Pacific
#28

University of the Pacific

#885 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$48K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

68%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1235/26

Stockton, CA

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Westmont College
#29

Westmont College

#1445 institution's overall influence
#565 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$45K

Acceptance

62%

Graduation

77%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1240/26

Santa Barbara, CA

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Woodbury University
#30

Woodbury University

#2408 institution's overall influence
#306 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$40K

Acceptance

66%

Graduation

44%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1038/21

Burbank, CA

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Thomas Aquinas College
#31

Thomas Aquinas College

#3816 institution's overall influence
#954 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$25K

Acceptance

78%

Graduation

82%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1310/27

Santa Paula, CA

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Pacific Union College
#32

Pacific Union College

#1329 institution's overall influence
#1437 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$30K

Acceptance

49%

Graduation

48%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1070/21

Angwin, CA

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San Diego Christian College
#33

San Diego Christian College

#2828 institution's overall influence
#1426 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$23K

Acceptance

60%

Graduation

52%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1056/20

Santee, CA

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Monterey Institute of International Studies
#34

Monterey Institute of International Studies

#3381 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$41K

Student body

<1K

Monterey, CA

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La Sierra University
#35

La Sierra University

#1484 institution's overall influence
#1278 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$33K

Acceptance

47%

Graduation

47%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1010/20

Riverside, CA

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Notre Dame de Namur University
#36

Notre Dame de Namur University

#2330 institution's overall influence
#1014 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$35K

Acceptance

82%

Graduation

50%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

965/19

Belmont, CA

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Northcentral University
#37

Northcentral University

#5198 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$12K

0

Student body

7K

San Diego, CA

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Saint Mary's College of California
#38

Saint Mary's College of California

#1942 institution's overall influence
#500 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$47K

Acceptance

77%

Graduation

73%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1155/24

Moraga, CA

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John F. Kennedy University
#39

John F. Kennedy University

#2877 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$9K

Student body

<1K

Pleasant Hill, CA

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California Lutheran University
#40

California Lutheran University

#1896 institution's overall influence
#356 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$43K

Acceptance

71%

Graduation

73%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1160/23

Thousand Oaks, CA

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Academy of Art University
#41

Academy of Art University

#2075 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$22K

Graduation

34%

Student body

7K

San Francisco, CA

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Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
#42

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles

#3539 institution's overall influence
#627 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$41K

Acceptance

84%

Graduation

65%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1030/19

Los Angeles, CA

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John Paul the Great Catholic University
#43

John Paul the Great Catholic University

#5658 institution's overall influence
#839 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$26K

Acceptance

90%

Graduation

63%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1100/24

Escondido, CA

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Point Loma Nazarene University
#44

Point Loma Nazarene University

#1599 institution's overall influence
#1175 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$36K

Acceptance

69%

Graduation

71%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1220/26

San Diego, CA

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Azusa Pacific University
#45

Azusa Pacific University

#1712 institution's overall influence
#733 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$39K

Acceptance

69%

Graduation

70%

Student body

9K

Median SAT/ACT

1130/24

Azusa, CA

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Brandman University
#46

Brandman University

#3769 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$12K

Acceptance

79%

Student body

6K

Irvine, CA

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National University
#47

National University

#2125 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$13K

Graduation

42%

Student body

23K

La Jolla, CA

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Concordia University Irvine
#48

Concordia University Irvine

#6287 institution's overall influence
#397 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$35K

Acceptance

62%

Graduation

54%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1125/23

Irvine, CA

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Fremont College
#49

Fremont College

#7688 institution's overall influence

Graduation

14%

Student body

<1K

Cerritos, CA

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University of La Verne
#50

University of La Verne

#2597 institution's overall influence
#942 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$43K

Acceptance

51%

Graduation

66%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1112/23

La Verne, CA

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