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Best Small Colleges in California

Looking for a small college where you can study? Check out our list of Best Small Colleges in California to see which one is right for you.

Pomona College

Pomona College

4 Year  •  ClaremontCA  • 

3 reviews

Pomona College is a private not-for-profit university based in Claremont, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 412 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 8%.

#1 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
8%
Net Price
$69,725
SAT Range
1370-1530
ACT Range
30-34
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California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

4 Year  •  PasadenaCA  • 

10 reviews

California Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit university based in Pasadena, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 235 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 7%.

#2 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
7%
Net Price
$68,901
SAT Range
1530-1590
ACT Range
34-35
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Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

4 Year  •  ClaremontCA

Claremont McKenna College is a private not-for-profit university based in Claremont, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 352 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 10%.

#3 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
10%
Net Price
$71,745
SAT Range
1340-1510
ACT Range
30-34
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Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College

4 Year  •  ClaremontCA

Harvey Mudd College is a private not-for-profit university based in Claremont, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 225 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 15%.

#4 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
15%
Net Price
$74,428
SAT Range
1470-1570
ACT Range
33-35
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Scripps College

Scripps College

4 Year  •  ClaremontCA

Scripps College is a private not-for-profit university based in Claremont, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 327 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 33%.

#5 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
33%
Net Price
$71,060
SAT Range
1290-1460
ACT Range
29-33
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Pitzer College

Pitzer College

4 Year  •  ClaremontCA

Pitzer College is a private not-for-profit university based in Claremont, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 262 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 16%.

#6 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
16%
Net Price
$70,500
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Occidental College

Occidental College

4 Year  •  Los AngelesCA

Occidental College is a private not-for-profit university based in Los Angeles, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 564 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 41%.

#7 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
41%
Net Price
$71,756
SAT Range
1280-1440
ACT Range
27-32
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Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University

4 Year  •  San DiegoCA

Point Loma Nazarene University is a private not-for-profit university based in San Diego, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 618 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 76%.

#8 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
76%
Net Price
$49,844
SAT Range
1100-1290
ACT Range
23-28
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Westmont College

Westmont College

4 Year  •  Santa BarbaraCA

Westmont College is a private not-for-profit university based in Santa Barbara, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 353 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 84%.

#9 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
84%
Net Price
$60,930
SAT Range
1130-1380
ACT Range
23-30
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Stanbridge University

Stanbridge University

4 Year  •  IrvineCA

Stanbridge University is a private for-profit university based in Irvine, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 265 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 57%.

#10 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
57%
Net Price
$34,995
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FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

4 Year  •  Los AngelesCA  • 

4 reviews

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is a private for-profit university based in Los Angeles, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 373 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 39%.

#11 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
39%
Net Price
$34,794
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The Master's University and Seminary

The Master's University and Seminary

4 Year  •  Santa ClaritaCA

The Master's University and Seminary is a private not-for-profit university based in Santa Clarita, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 164 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 65%.

#12 in Best Small Colleges in California

Acceptance Rate
65%
Net Price
$47,766
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
20-23
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