The Best San Jose Colleges

San Jose, California area Colleges

There are 5 ranked colleges within the San Jose city limits and 49 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 401,942 students. If you're looking for a large school, University of California Berkeley enrolls the most students with 628 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, College of Alameda offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the San Jose area at $1,104 per year.

The top rated college in the area is Stanford University in Stanford which is ranked #2 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

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

The San Jose area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like Stanford University, Santa Clara University, University of California Berkeley and University of San Francisco.


49 results

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA

Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,680enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

22 miles from San Jose

Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 8,918enrollment
  • $48,284net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1490SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 7

8 miles from San Jose

University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA

University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 45,036enrollment
  • $19,329net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1530SAT range
  • 30-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

46 miles from San Jose

University of San Francisco
S
San Francisco, CA

University of San Francisco

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,034enrollment
  • $42,801net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

48 miles from San Jose

Saint Marys College of California
S
Moraga, CA

Saint Marys College of California

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 3,165enrollment
  • $40,401net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1253SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

41 miles from San Jose

University of California Santa Cruz
C
Santa Cruz, CA

University of California Santa Cruz

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in California

  • 19,841enrollment
  • $17,842net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

25 miles from San Jose

San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in California

  • 37,133enrollment
  • $15,995net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.35Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 15

4 miles from San Jose

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,899enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

47 miles from San Jose

California State University Monterey Bay
C
Seaside, CA

California State University Monterey Bay

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 7,503enrollment
  • $13,989net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

44 miles from San Jose

College of Alameda
A
Alameda, CA
 

College of Alameda

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,983enrollment
  • $11,693net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

42 miles from San Jose

American Conservatory Theater
A
San Francisco, CA
 

American Conservatory Theater

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 24enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

47 miles from San Jose

Cabrillo College
C
Aptos, CA
 

Cabrillo College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 9,075enrollment
  • $16,103net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Apr 9

22 miles from San Jose

California College of the Arts
C
Oakland, CA

California College of the Arts

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,630enrollment
  • $43,687net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA

44 miles from San Jose

California State University East Bay
C
Hayward, CA

California State University East Bay

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 15,189enrollment
  • $13,260net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Oct 1

28 miles from San Jose

Canada College
C
Redwood City, CA
 

Canada College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,845enrollment
  • $6,062net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 31

27 miles from San Jose

Chabot College
C
Hayward, CA

Chabot College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,071enrollment
  • $7,307net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 30

29 miles from San Jose

City College of San Francisco
C
San Francisco, CA

City College of San Francisco

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 17,447enrollment
  • $8,648net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

46 miles from San Jose

Cogswell College
C
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Cogswell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 434enrollment
  • $26,272net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA

14 miles from San Jose