The Best Los Angeles Colleges

Los Angeles, California area Colleges

There are 20 ranked colleges within the Los Angeles city limits and 106 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 989,981 students. If you're looking for a large school, University of Southern California enrolls the most students with 2,036 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, Antelope Valley College offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the Los Angeles area at $1,104 per year.

The top rated college in the area is California Institute of Technology in Pasadena which is ranked #7 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

Also explore Los Angeles area public, private, four year, public four year, community and junior colleges.

The Los Angeles area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like California Institute of Technology, Claremont McKenna College, University of Southern California and University of California Los Angeles.


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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

18 miles from Los Angeles

Claremont McKenna College
C
Claremont, CA
Claremont McKenna College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,264enrollment
  • $22,004net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

41 miles from Los Angeles

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

7 miles from Los Angeles

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,589enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

4 miles from Los Angeles

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

3 miles from Los Angeles

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

14 miles from Los Angeles

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

44 miles from Los Angeles

Chapman University
C
Orange, CA
Chapman University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,761enrollment
  • $44,327net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.8Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

36 miles from Los Angeles

Pepperdine University
P
Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,554enrollment
  • $46,550net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

17 miles from Los Angeles

Biola University
B
La Mirada, CA
Biola University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 5,815enrollment
  • $34,713net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

24 miles from Los Angeles

California Lutheran University
C
Thousand Oaks, CA
California Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,027enrollment
  • $29,669net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

30 miles from Los Angeles

California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,069enrollment
  • $10,568net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.68Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

24 miles from Los Angeles

Mount St. Mary's College
M
Los Angeles, CA
Mount St. Mary's College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 2,745enrollment
  • $27,346net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA

6 miles from Los Angeles

California State Polytechnic University Pomona
C
Pomona, CA
California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in California

  • 30,014enrollment
  • $14,457net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1250SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

34 miles from Los Angeles

University of La Verne
L
La Verne, CA
University of La Verne

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 6,983enrollment
  • $30,061net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

37 miles from Los Angeles

Concordia University Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
Concordia University Irvine

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,071enrollment
  • $29,893net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.62Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

43 miles from Los Angeles

Vanguard University of Southern California
V
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Vanguard University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#22 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 2,289enrollment
  • $21,667net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 9

38 miles from Los Angeles

California State University Fullerton
C
Fullerton, CA
California State University Fullerton

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in California

  • 42,051enrollment
  • $8,322net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

32 miles from Los Angeles