California Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in California

There are 83 private colleges and universities in California enrolling 262,566 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 private schools like Stanford University, University of Southern California, Pepperdine University and University of San Francisco.


83 results

Pitzer College
P
Claremont, CA
Pitzer College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,072enrollment
  • $36,552net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA
Marymount California University
M
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Marymount California University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 761enrollment
  • $35,925net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
San Francisco Art Institute
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Art Institute

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 381enrollment
  • $47,315net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA
Art Center College of Design
A
Pasadena, CA
Art Center College of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,249enrollment
  • $47,352net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Otis College of Art and Design
O
Los Angeles, CA
Otis College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#23 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,144enrollment
  • $45,406net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Dominican University of California
D
San Rafael, CA
 
Dominican University of California

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#24 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,779enrollment
  • $34,905net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Laguna College of Art and Design
L
Laguna Beach, CA
 
Laguna College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 758enrollment
  • $37,801net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Patten University
P
Oakland, California
 
Patten University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 874enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
John Paul the Great Catholic University
J
San Diego, CA
John Paul the Great Catholic University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 308enrollment
  • $30,581net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1025-1223SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.41*Avg GPA
Mills College
M
Oakland, CA
Mills College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,257enrollment
  • $25,417net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1005-1290SAT range
  • 19-29ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles
A
Los Angeles, CA
 
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 263enrollment
  • $39,952net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
C
Los Angeles, CA
 
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 596enrollment
  • $16,103net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 813-965SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.26*Avg GPA
Bethesda University of California
B
Anaheim, CA
 
Bethesda University of California

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 371enrollment
  • $18,561net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Touro College Los Angeles
T
Los Angeles, CA
 
Touro College Los Angeles

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,672enrollment
  • $20,390net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Thomas Aquinas College
T
Santa Paula, CA
Thomas Aquinas College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 407enrollment
  • $22,073net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Pacific Union College
P
Angwin, CA
Pacific Union College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#29 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,062enrollment
  • $22,585net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 930-1190SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
Simpson University
S
Redding, CA
 
Simpson University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 834enrollment
  • $22,081net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
San Diego Christian College
S
El Cajon, CA
 
San Diego Christian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 525enrollment
  • $26,278net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 930-1170SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.07*Avg GPA