California’s gorgeous scenery makes West Coast living easy. With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Sierra Nevadas to the east, California is the most populous state in the country. Major universities have campuses in Los Angeles, Chico, Berkley, San Diego, San Francisco and more.* Have a soft spot for food production, viniculture, aerospace, or education? California leads the country in wine production and single-origin produce agriculture. The Golden State also has robust aerospace and education programs for all the engineers and teaching students out there. IT majors are also in good company with San Francisco’s iconic Silicon Valley. Recent job growth is at 1.36%, well over the nation’s average, with major industries including finance, business, engineering and technology.*
Once you’re in California, it’s a little work and a lot of play. Fill time between classes with wine tasting in Napa Valley or surfing in San Diego. Outdoor lovers can’t get enough with hiking and camping in Yosemite National Park, skiing in Mammoth, or rock climbing at Joshua Tree. California has thousands of restaurants and bars, concerts all year long, and the famous Hollywood. With over 20 professional sports teams, Lakers, 49ers, Angels, Kings, and more, as well as the Rose Bowl, you’re sure to find a good reason to show some spirit. Regardless of where you choose to live in California, make sure to own something that shows off your new state flag with that iconic big, brown bear.*Wikipedia, “Colleges and Universities in California” *www.bestplaces.net/economy/state/California
California Institute of Technology offers 93 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 587 students graduated with students earning 241 Bachelor's degrees, 207 Doctoral degrees, and 139 Master's degrees.
At Stanford, the sky is almost always sunny. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University has become a laboratory for numerous successful companies. Lucrative internships and exciting company partnerships are awaiting – students at Stanford are encouraged to think big, motivated to make a difference. The campus is in short driving distance of the entire Bay Area, including lovely San Francisco, and shorts as well as t-shirts and flip-flops are the norm. Enjoy the relaxed attitude of California and the vibrant social life the university has to offer. Have you heard of fountain hopping yet?
Stanford’s interdisciplinary programs link departments and disciplines together. This kind of bridge-building helps students to work together with people who have different perspectives, ideas, and methods. Problems are solved due to the collaboration and integration of multiple academic disciplines. As one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities Stanford’s dedication is to find solutions to challenges of every kind – since its opening in 1891.
University of Southern California offers 603 degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 17,244 students graduated with students earning 9,171 Master's degrees, 5,018 Bachelor's degrees, 1,859 Doctoral degrees, and 1,196 Certificates.
University of California-Berkeley offers 317 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 13,168 students graduated with students earning 8,506 Bachelor's degrees, 3,238 Master's degrees, 1,272 Doctoral degrees, and 152 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA||6 : 1||2,237|
|Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA||8 : 1||904|
|Stanford University Stanford, CA||11 : 1||17,249|
|Pomona College Claremont, CA||7 : 1||1,637|
|Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA||8 : 1||419|
|Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA||8 : 1||1,346|
|University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||48,321|
|University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA||24 : 1||43,185|
|University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||21 : 1||44,371|
|Scripps College Claremont, CA||11 : 1||1,109|
|Occidental College Los Angeles, CA||10 : 1||1,985|
|University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA||26 : 1||36,908|
|Pitzer College Claremont, CA||11 : 1||1,086|
|University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA||24 : 1||26,314|
|University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA||28 : 1||38,736|
|University of California-Davis Davis, CA||22 : 1||38,634|
|Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA||15 : 1||8,669|
|Pepperdine University Malibu, CA||22 : 1||8,824|
|University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA||26 : 1||25,547|
|Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA||16 : 1||9,822|