Custom College Rankings

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

Welcome to your Custom College Rankings page! Just select the values you want and generate your own personal list of the best colleges and universities for you.

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.

Most college rankings are based on what others think is important. Your Custom College Rankings Generator ranks colleges based on what matters to you!

Select the college stats that you care about, and view results based on our unique InfluenceRanking™ engine as well as data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. Once you’ve created your own unique college ranking, you can sort your list using any of our key data points.

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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 1k-50k, sorted by Influence.

Student Population 1K - 50KDegree Level graduatePublic/Private Private
Stanford University
#1

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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University of Southern California
#2

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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California Institute of Technology
#3

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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Pepperdine University
#4

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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Claremont Graduate University
#5

Claremont Graduate University

#378 institution's overall influence

Student body

1K

Claremont, CA

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Santa Clara University
#6

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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California Institute of the Arts
#7

California Institute of the Arts

#550 institution's overall influence
#83 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$49K

Acceptance

23%

Graduation

66%

Student body

2K

Valencia, CA

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Claremont McKenna College
#8

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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Occidental College
#9

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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Loyola Marymount University
#10

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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University of San Francisco
#11

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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Chapman University
#12

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 Diego
#13

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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Fuller Theological Seminary
#14

Fuller Theological Seminary

#872 institution's overall influence

Student body

1K

Pasadena, CA

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California College of the Arts
#15

California College of the Arts

#876 institution's overall influence
#310 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$49K

Acceptance

88%

Graduation

60%

Student body

2K

San Francisco, CA

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University of Redlands
#16

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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Art Center College of Design
#17

Art Center College of Design

#1220 institution's overall influence
#1282 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$43K

Acceptance

68%

Graduation

72%

Student body

3K

Pasadena, CA

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Biola University
#18

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
#19

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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Loma Linda University
#20

Loma Linda University

#1035 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$34K

Student body

3K

Loma Linda, CA

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Alliant International University
#21

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
#22

Golden Gate University

#1347 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$16K

Student body

1K

San Francisco, CA

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Whittier College
#23

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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Mills College
#24

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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Otis College of Art and Design
#25

Otis College of Art and Design

#1299 institution's overall influence
#490 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$47K

Acceptance

94%

Graduation

60%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1160/23

Los Angeles, CA

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Ashford University
#26

Ashford University

#2666 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$12K

Graduation

8%

Student body

33K

San Diego, CA

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Academy of Art University
#27

Academy of Art University

#2075 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$22K

Graduation

34%

Student body

7K

San Francisco, CA

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National University
#28

National University

#2125 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$13K

Graduation

42%

Student body

23K

La Jolla, CA

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Azusa Pacific University
#29

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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Saint Mary's College of California
#30

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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Dominican University of California
#31

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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California Lutheran University
#32

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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Point Loma Nazarene University
#33

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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La Sierra University
#34

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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Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
#35

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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Brandman University
#36

Brandman University

#3769 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$12K

Acceptance

79%

Student body

6K

Irvine, CA

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Pacific Union College
#37

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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California Baptist University
#38

California Baptist University

#3281 institution's overall influence
#1289 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$33K

Acceptance

80%

Graduation

60%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1095/22

Riverside, CA

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Woodbury University
#39

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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University of La Verne
#40

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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Notre Dame de Namur University
#41

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
#42

Northcentral University

#5198 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$12K

0

Student body

7K

San Diego, CA

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Fielding Graduate University
#43

Fielding Graduate University

#4267 institution's overall influence

Student body

1K

Santa Barbara, CA

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Concordia University Irvine
#44

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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Trident University International
#45

Trident University International

#6331 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

69%

Graduation

29%

Student body

6K

Cypress, CA

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Fresno Pacific University
#46

Fresno Pacific University

#5135 institution's overall influence
#1463 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$32K

Acceptance

85%

Graduation

62%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1054/20

Fresno, CA

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Marymount College, Palos Verdes
#47

Marymount College, Palos Verdes

#5017 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$36K

Graduation

19%

Student body

1K

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
#48

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

#9865 institution's overall influence

Student body

1K

San Marcos, CA

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Stanbridge College
#49

Stanbridge College

#10023 institution's overall influence

Acceptance

53%

Student body

1K

Irvine, CA

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Samuel Merritt University
#50

Samuel Merritt University

#6774 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$49K

Student body

2K

Oakland, CA

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