Colleges Near Costa Mesa

Colleges and universities near me in the Costa Mesa, California area

There are 3 colleges in Costa Mesa and 105 colleges within 50 miles enrolling a total of 964,871 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in California with a population of 109,960, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Costa Mesa. Driving time to these schools from Costa Mesa should be less than 1 hours. The top rated college in the area is California Institute of Technology in Pasadena which is ranked #7 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is University of Southern California enrolling 46,287 students. In terms of affordability, Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $1,104 per year.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Costa Mesa.


105 results

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles
F
Los Angeles, CA
 
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,886enrollment
  • $41,766net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

33 miles from Costa Mesa

Harvey Mudd College
H
Claremont, CA
Harvey Mudd College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 854enrollment
  • $37,192net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

33 miles from Costa Mesa

Los Angeles Trade Technical College
L
Los Angeles, CA
 
Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,285enrollment
  • $10,982net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

33 miles from Costa Mesa

Pitzer College
P
Claremont, CA
Pitzer College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 922enrollment
  • $30,095net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

32 miles from Costa Mesa

Pomona College
P
Claremont, CA
Pomona College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,475enrollment
  • $30,392net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 15

32 miles from Costa Mesa

Scripps College
S
Claremont, CA
Scripps College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 958enrollment
  • $40,259net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.15Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

32 miles from Costa Mesa

Southern California Institute of Architecture
S
Los Angeles, CA
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 481enrollment
  • $51,591net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 999-1336SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

32 miles from Costa Mesa

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 46,287enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 10

33 miles from Costa Mesa

Platt College Los Angeles
P
Alhambra, CA
 
Platt College Los Angeles

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 717enrollment
  • $30,010net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

32 miles from Costa Mesa

Mt Sierra College
M
Monrovia, CA
Mt Sierra College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 130enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

33 miles from Costa Mesa

Platt College Ontario
P
Ontario, CA
 
Platt College Ontario

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 522enrollment
  • $25,784net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

34 miles from Costa Mesa

West Coast University Ontario
W
Ontario, CA
 
West Coast University Ontario

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,408enrollment
  • $47,417net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

33 miles from Costa Mesa

Bryan University
B
Los Angeles, CA
 
Bryan University

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,350enrollment
  • $15,009net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

35 miles from Costa Mesa

California Institute of Technology
C
Pasadena, CA
California Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,240enrollment
  • $26,591net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1530-1580SAT range
  • 35-36ACT range
  • 3.97Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

35 miles from Costa Mesa

Los Angeles City College
L
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles City College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 14,800enrollment
  • $10,828net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

36 miles from Costa Mesa

Loyola Marymount University
L
Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,686enrollment
  • $48,758net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.85Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

36 miles from Costa Mesa

Occidental College
O
Los Angeles, CA
Occidental College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,839enrollment
  • $41,102net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1460SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

36 miles from Costa Mesa

Otis College of Art and Design
O
Los Angeles, CA
Otis College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,073enrollment
  • $46,876net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

35 miles from Costa Mesa

FAQ's

The closest community college is Orange Coast College and is 0.3 miles from Costa Mesa. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Orange Coast College are $1,188 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Orange Coast College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.