California Colleges in the Top 200 Student Choice Rankings, 2015

The college application website has ranked the favorite college choices among applicants using their website and system.  The rankings are based on more than 440,000 acceptances.  Here we just pick out the ranked California colleges in the top 200.  The previous articles were focused on California universities.  This article includes all colleges that students prefer.  The top 10 of the nation are listed first.

1 Stanford


3 Harvard

4 Yale

5 Princeton

6 Caltech

7-8 U. Penn

7-8 US Air Force Academy

9 Middlebury College

10 Duke

17 Pomona College

19 UC Berkeley

23 Harvey Mudd College


28 USC

43 Art Center College of Design

49 Pitzer College

70 UC San Diego

73 Scripps College

75 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

79 UC Irvine

80 UC Davis

81 Masters College

83 U. Redlands

84 UC Santa Barbara

103 St. Mary’s College of California

108 Claremont McKenna College

124 UC Riverside

137 San Diego State U.

138 Pepperdine

140 tie

UC Santa Cruz

Chapman U.

145 Occidental College

179 Santa Clara U.

182 Loyola Marymount




About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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