Best Architecture Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Architecture degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 12 Architecture schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Architecture Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 3 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 207 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 135 Bachelor's degrees, 67 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
2 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 168 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 117 Bachelor's degrees, and 51 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
3 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 4 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 104 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 80 Master's degrees, 22 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
4 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 178 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 166 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
5 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 66 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 58 Bachelor's degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
6 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

University of San Francisco offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 16 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 16 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Institute of Architecture offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 142 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 97 Master's degrees, and 45 Bachelor's degrees.

8 California Baptist University Riverside, CA

California Baptist University offers 1 Architecture Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city.

9 Woodbury University Burbank, CA

Woodbury University offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 129 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 107 Bachelor's degrees, and 22 Master's degrees.

10 California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA

California College of the Arts offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 47 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 25 Master's degrees, and 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews

List of all Architecture Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA
2/5
31 : 1 23,717
University of San Francisco University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5/5
15 : 1 10,797
Southern California Institute of Architecture Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles, CA
5/5
12 : 1 502
California Baptist University California Baptist University Riverside, CA
5/5
22 : 1 8,541
Woodbury University Woodbury University Burbank, CA
5/5
10 : 1 1,457
California College of the Arts California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,975
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800
Newschool of Architecture and Design Newschool of Architecture and Design San Diego, CA
5/5
9 : 1 515

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Additional Architecture Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Architecture degrees

Online Architecture degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 99 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Architecture degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Academy of Art University 0 0 15 54 0
Newschool of Architecture and Design 0 0 54 45 0
How many California schools offer online Architecture degrees?
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 2 Master's

What Architecture degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 11 Colleges 757 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 3 Colleges 7 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 11 Colleges 461 Graduates
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