California Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in California

There are 83 private colleges and universities in California enrolling 212,510 full time students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at California private colleges. California is home to popular nationally ranked private schools like Stanford University, University of Southern California, Pepperdine University and University of San Francisco.


83 results found

Pitzer College
P
Claremont, CA

Private 4 Year

13% acceptance rate

  • 1,072enrollment
  • $26,935net price
  • $54,056tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA
Marymount California University
M
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Private 4 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 761enrollment
  • $30,179net price
  • $36,134tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
San Francisco Art Institute
S
San Francisco, CA

Private 4 Year

95% acceptance rate

  • 381enrollment
  • $52,451net price
  • $46,534tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA
Art Center College of Design
A
Pasadena, CA

Private 4 Year

68% acceptance rate

  • 2,249enrollment
  • $45,622net price
  • $43,416tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Otis College of Art and Design
O
Los Angeles, CA
 

Private 4 Year

94% acceptance rate

  • 1,144enrollment
  • $42,699net price
  • $46,860tuition
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Dominican University of California
D
San Rafael, CA
 

Private 4 Year

87% acceptance rate

  • 1,779enrollment
  • $34,694net price
  • $45,850tuition
  • 1040-1210SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Laguna College of Art and Design
L
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Private 4 Year

81% acceptance rate

  • 758enrollment
  • $36,887net price
  • $30,700tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Patten University
P
Oakland, California
 

Private 4 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 874enrollment
  • -net price
  • $8,036tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
John Paul the Great Catholic University
J
San Diego, CA
 

Private 4 Year

90% acceptance rate

  • 308enrollment
  • $30,385net price
  • $26,100tuition
  • 960-1240SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • 3.41*Avg GPA
Mills College
M
Oakland, CA

Private 4 Year

86% acceptance rate

  • 1,257enrollment
  • $26,086net price
  • $30,257tuition
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles
A
Los Angeles, CA
 

Private 2 Year

79% acceptance rate

  • 263enrollment
  • $39,696net price
  • $35,160tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
C
Los Angeles, CA
 

Private 4 Year

37% acceptance rate

  • 596enrollment
  • -net price
  • $13,972tuition
  • 850-1070SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26*Avg GPA
Bethesda University of California
B
Anaheim, CA
 

Private 4 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 371enrollment
  • $16,351net price
  • $8,095tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Touro College Los Angeles
T
Los Angeles, CA
 

Private 4 Year

100% acceptance rate

  • 1,672enrollment
  • $21,122net price
  • $14,600tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Thomas Aquinas College
T
Santa Paula, CA

Private 4 Year

78% acceptance rate

  • 407enrollment
  • $21,331net price
  • $25,000tuition
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Pacific Union College
P
Angwin, CA

Private 4 Year

49% acceptance rate

  • 1,062enrollment
  • $22,327net price
  • $30,060tuition
  • 950-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
Simpson University
S
Redding, CA
 

Private 4 Year

50% acceptance rate

  • 834enrollment
  • $27,613net price
  • $30,200tuition
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
San Diego Christian College
S
El Cajon, CA
 

Private 4 Year

60% acceptance rate

  • 525enrollment
  • $26,980net price
  • $31,404tuition
  • 970-1140SAT range
  • 16-24ACT range
  • 3.07*Avg GPA