The Best San Diego Colleges

San Diego, California area Colleges

There are 18 ranked colleges within the San Diego city limits and 31 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 258,471 students. If you're looking for a large school, University of California San Diego enrolls the most students with 662 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, MiraCosta College offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the San Diego area at $1,104 per year.

The top rated college in the area is University of California San Diego in La Jolla which is ranked #76 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

Also explore San Diego area public, private, four year, public four year, community and junior colleges.

The San Diego area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like University of California San Diego, San Diego State University and Point Loma Nazarene University.


31 results

University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,576enrollment
  • $15,222net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

7 miles from San Diego

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

5 miles from San Diego

Point Loma Nazarene University
P
San Diego, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,616enrollment
  • $34,644net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1290SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

10 miles from San Diego

California State University San Marcos
C
San Marcos, CA
California State University San Marcos

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Public Universities in California

  • 16,367enrollment
  • $12,933net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

22 miles from San Diego

California College San Diego
C
San Diego, California
 
California College San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 200enrollment
  • $22,848net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

3 miles from San Diego

San Diego Christian College
S
El Cajon, CA
 
San Diego Christian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 512enrollment
  • $27,919net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 900-1098SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

14 miles from San Diego

Coleman University
C
San Diego, CA
 
Coleman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 259enrollment
  • $25,309net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

0 miles from San Diego

Cuyamaca College
C
El Cajon, CA
 
Cuyamaca College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 8,720enrollment
  • $6,472net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

12 miles from San Diego

Design Institute of San Diego
D
San Diego, CA
 
Design Institute of San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 130enrollment
  • $38,498net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

6 miles from San Diego

Fashion Careers College
F
San Diego, California
 
Fashion Careers College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 101enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

5 miles from San Diego

Grossmont College
G
El Cajon, CA
Grossmont College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 15,426enrollment
  • $5,824net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

7 miles from San Diego

Southern California Seminary
S
El Cajon, CA
 
Southern California Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 174enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

14 miles from San Diego

MiraCosta College
M
Oceanside, CA
MiraCosta College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,645enrollment
  • $5,995net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

28 miles from San Diego

National University
N
La Jolla, CA
 
National University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 18,070enrollment
  • $21,363net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from San Diego

Newschool of Architecture and Design
N
San Diego, CA
 
Newschool of Architecture and Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 455enrollment
  • $37,654net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

7 miles from San Diego

Palomar College
P
San Marcos, CA
Palomar College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 21,141enrollment
  • $7,530net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 1

23 miles from San Diego

Platt College San Diego
P
San Diego, CA
 
Platt College San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 96enrollment
  • $25,588net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

5 miles from San Diego

San Diego City College
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego City College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 14,865enrollment
  • $7,236net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 1

7 miles from San Diego