The Best San Francisco Colleges

San Francisco, California area Colleges

There are 7 ranked colleges within the San Francisco city limits and 27 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 175,081 students. If you're looking for a large school, University of California Berkeley enrolls the most students with 584 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, College of Alameda offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the San Francisco area at $1,104 per year.

The top rated college in the area is University of California Berkeley in Berkeley which is ranked #60 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

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

The San Francisco area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like University of California Berkeley, University of San Francisco and Dominican University of California.


27 results

University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA
University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in America

  • 42,327enrollment
  • $19,329net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1530SAT range
  • 30-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

43 miles from San Francisco

University of San Francisco
S
San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,068enrollment
  • $42,801net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1330SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

32 miles from San Francisco

Dominican University of California
D
San Rafael, CA
Dominican University of California

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,837enrollment
  • $36,899net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

33 miles from San Francisco

Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in California

  • 8,018enrollment
  • $17,239net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31

47 miles from San Francisco

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

30 miles from San Francisco

College of Alameda
A
Alameda, CA
 
College of Alameda

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,107enrollment
  • $11,693net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

41 miles from San Francisco

American Conservatory Theater
A
San Francisco, CA
 
American Conservatory Theater

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 30enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

35 miles from San Francisco

California College of the Arts
C
Oakland, CA
California College of the Arts

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,612enrollment
  • $43,687net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

43 miles from San Francisco

California Maritime Academy
C
Vallejo, CA
California Maritime Academy

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 952enrollment
  • $21,069net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

50 miles from San Francisco

Canada College
C
Redwood City, CA
 
Canada College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,231enrollment
  • $6,062net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

46 miles from San Francisco

City College of San Francisco
C
San Francisco, CA
City College of San Francisco

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 19,707enrollment
  • $8,648net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 15

32 miles from San Francisco

Contra Costa College
C
San Pablo, CA
 
Contra Costa College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,249enrollment
  • $8,691net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 1

41 miles from San Francisco

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco
F
San Francisco, CA
 
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 113enrollment
  • $37,708net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.9Avg Weighted GPA

34 miles from San Francisco

Holy Names University
H
Oakland, CA
Holy Names University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,014enrollment
  • $23,430net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

46 miles from San Francisco

Laney College
L
Oakland, CA
Laney College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 9,225enrollment
  • $14,056net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

42 miles from San Francisco

Lincoln University
L
Oakland, CA
 
Lincoln University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 371enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA

42 miles from San Francisco

College of Marin
M
Kentfield, CA
College of Marin

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,509enrollment
  • $9,527net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

31 miles from San Francisco

Merritt College
M
Oakland, CA
 
Merritt College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,261enrollment
  • $14,525net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

47 miles from San Francisco