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Cornucopia of Colleges

College-bound Californians are blessed with a bountiful array of choices, from elite private universities like Stanford and Caltech to an array of pragmatic technical schools. And then there are the two powerhouse public universities with locations around the state: the California State University’s 22 campuses, which constitute the nation’s largest system of four-year campuses, and the nine-campus University of California, widely envied as the nation’s best public university system. Here are the state’s institutions of higher education:

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Academy of Art College, San Francisco

Total Enrollment: 4,976

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Undergraduates: 4,311

Tuition: $13,560

Room & Board: $6,000

Deadline: continuous

Phone 415-263-4127

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American InterContinental University, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 500

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Undergraduates: 500

Tuition: $11,850

Room & Board: $4,245

Deadline: continuous

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Phone 310-470-2000

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Antioch Southern California/Los Angeles, Marina del Rey

Total Enrollment: 474

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Undergraduates: 182

Tuition: $9,600

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: n/s

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Phone 310-578-1080

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Antioch Southern California/Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Total Enrollment: 222

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Undergraduates: 77

Tuition: $9,150

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: n/a

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Phone 805-962-8179

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Armstrong University, Oakland

Total Enrollment: 156

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Undergraduates: 53

Tuition: $8,547

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

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Phone 510-835-7900

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Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

Total Enrollment: 1,433

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Undergraduates: 1,334

Tuition: $17,180

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

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Phone 626-396-2373 *

Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach

Total Enrollment: 196

Undergraduates: 196

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Tuition: $11,900

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 714-376-6000

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Azusa Pacific University, Azusa

Total Enrollment: 5,069

Undergraduates: 2,595

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Tuition: $14,167

Room & Board: $4,512

Deadline: July 15

Phone 626-812-3016

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Bethany College of the Assemblies of God, Scotts Valley

Total Enrollment: 590

Undergraduates: 583

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Tuition: $9,470

Room & Board: $3,990

Deadline July 1

Phone 408-438-3800

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Biola University, La Mirada

Total Enrollment: 3,257

Undergraduates: 2,153

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Tuition: $15,214

Room & Board: $5,140

Deadline: June 1

Phone 562-903-4727

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Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara

Total Enrollment: 363

Undergraduates: 302

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Tuition: $15,450

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 805-966-3888 *

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California Baptist University, Riverside

Total Enrollment: 2,009

Undergraduates: 1,675

Tuition $8,876

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Room & Board $4,326

Deadline: continuous

Phone 909-343-4212

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California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco

Total Enrollment: 1,073

Undergraduates: 991

Tuition: $17,168

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Room & Board: $2,500

Deadline: continuous

Phone 415-703-9523

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California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Total Enrollment:1,925

Undergraduates: 904

Tuition: $19,166

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Room & Board: $5,883

Deadline: Jan. 1

Phone 626-395-6341

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California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

Total Enrollment: 1,140

Undergraduates: 724

Tuition: $18,190

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Room & Board: $2,750

Deadline Feb. 1

Phone 805-253-7863

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California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks

Total Enrollment: 2,590

Undergraduates: 1,659

Tuition: $15,415

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Room & Board: $5,985

Deadline: June 1

Phone 805-493-3135

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo

Total Enrollment: 16,735

Undergraduates: 15,761

Tuition: $2,220 Room & Board: $5,206

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Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 805-756-2311

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California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield

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Total Enrollment: 5,717

Undergraduates: 4,309

Tuition: $1,887

Room & Board: $4,230

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Deadline: Sept. 23

Phone 805-664-2160

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California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino

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Total Enrollment: 13,280

Undergraduates: 9,471

Tuition: $1,896

Room & Board: $4,174

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Deadline: continuous

Phone 909-880-5212

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California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock

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Total Enrollment: 6,213

Undergraduates 4,886

Tuition: $1,709

Room & Board: $6,100

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Deadline July 31

Phone 209-667-3070

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona

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Total Enrollment: 17,246

Undergraduates: 15,073

Tuition: $1,855

Room & Board: $5,607

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Deadline: continuous

Phone 909-869-2000

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California State University, Chico, Chico

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Total Enrollment: 14,247

Undergraduates: 12,506

Tuition: $2,030

Room & Board: $5,493

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Deadline: continuous

Phone 530-898-4428

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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson

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Total Enrollment: 12,378

Undergraduates: 8,323

Tuition: $1,821

Room & Board: $3,066

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Deadline: continuous

Phone 310-516-3696

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California State University, Fresno, Fresno

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Total Enrollment: 18,113

Undergraduates: 14,768

Tuition: $1,806

Room & Board: $5,610

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Deadline: May 15

Phone 209-278-2261

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California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton

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Total Enrollment: 24,906

Undergraduates: 20,743

Tuition: $1,947

Room & Board: $3,662

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Deadline: continuous

Phone 714-278-2370

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California State University, Hayward, Hayward

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Total Enrollment: 12,863

Undergraduates: 9,905

Tuition: $1,827

Room & Board: $3,230

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Deadline Sept. 9

Phone 510-885-3248

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California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach

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Total Enrollment: 27,809

Undergraduates: 22,348

Tuition: $1,768

Room & Board: $5,200

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Deadline: Nov. 30 Phone 562-985-4641

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California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 19,160

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Undergraduates: 13,742

Tuition: $1,757

Room & Board: $2,915

Deadline: JUNE 15

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Phone 213-343-3131

*California State University, Northridge, Northridge

Total Enrollment: 27,653

Undergraduates 21,808

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Tuition: $1,892

Room & Board: $4,975

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 818-677-3777

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California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento

Total Enrollment: 23,481

Undergraduates: 18,641

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Tuition: $1,982

Room & Board: $5,100

Deadline: continuous

Phone 916-278-7362

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California State University, San Marcos, San Marcos

Total Enrollment: 4,678

Undergraduates: 3,808

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Tuition: $1,720

Room & Board: $3,114

Deadline: continuous

Phone 760-750-4848

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Chapman University, Orange

Total Enrollment: 3,806

Undergraduates: 2,404

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Tuition: $19,410

Room & Board: $7,044

Deadline: March 1

Phone 714-997-6982

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Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 635

Undergraduates: 225

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Tuition: $7,350

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: Feb. 28

Phone 213-563-4832

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Christian Heritage College, El Cajon

Total Enrollment: 617

Undergraduates: 617

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Tuition: $10,240

Room & Board: $4,500

Deadline Aug. 1

Phone 619-441-2200

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Claremont McKenna College, Claremont

Total Enrollment: 979

Undergraduates: 979

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Tuition: $19,960

Room & Board: $6,890

Deadline: Jan. 15

Phone 909-621-8088

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Cogswell Polytechnical College, Sunnyvale

Total Enrollment: 482

Undergraduates: 482

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Tuition: $7,840

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 408-541-0100

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Coleman College, La Mesa

Total Enrollment: 1,071

Undergraduates: 1,058

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Tuition: $9,000

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 619-465-3990

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College of Notre Dame, Belmont

Total Enrollment: 1,782

Undergraduates: 955

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Tuition: $15,575

Room & Board: $6,810

Deadline: June 1

Phone 650-508-3607

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Concordia University, Irvine

Total Enrollment: 1,063

Undergraduates: 970

Tuition: $13,800

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Room & Board: $5,180

Deadline: continuous

Phone 714-854-8002

Design Institute of San Diego, San Diego

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Total Enrollment 253 Undergraduates 253 Tuition: $9,600

Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 619-566-1200

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*DeVry Institute of Technology, Pomona

Total Enrollment: 3,307

Undergraduates: 3,307

Tuition: $7,308

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 562-427-4162

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DeVry Institute of Technology, Long Beach

Total Enrollment: 1,814

Undergraduates: 1,814

Tuition: $7,308

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline continuous

Phone 562-427-4162

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Dominican College of San Rafael, San Rafael

Total Enrollment: 1,465

Undergraduates: 1,026

Tuition: $16,160

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Room & Board: $7,246

Deadline: continuous

Phone 415-485-3204

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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley

Total Enrollment: 75

Undergraduates: 8

Tuition: $7,490

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: n/a

Phone 510-883-2073

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Fresno Pacific University, Fresno

Total Enrollment: 1,546

Undergraduates: 659

Tuition: $12,772

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Room & Board: $4,130

Deadline: continuous

Phone 209-453-2030

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Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Total Enrollment: 5,646

Undergraduates: 1,487

Tuition: $8,472

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 415-442-7800

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Harvey Mudd College, Claremont

Total Enrollment: 657

Undergraduates: 652

Tuition: $21,234

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Room & Board: $7,502

Deadline: Jan. 15

Phone 909-621-8011

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Holy Names College, Oakland

Total Enrollment: 861

Undergraduates: 537

Tuition: $14,300

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Room & Board: $6,400

Deadline: Aug. 1

Phone 510-436-1321

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Hope International University, Fullerton

Total Enrollment: 1,022

Undergraduates: 847

Tuition: $10,140

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Room & Board: $3,799

Deadline July 1

Phone 714-879-3901

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Humboldt State University, Arcata

Total Enrollment: 7,492

Undergraduates: 6,671

Tuition: $1,926

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Room & Board: $5,194

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 707-826-4402

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Humphreys College, Stockton

Total Enrollment: 721

Undergraduates: 597

Tuition: $6,552

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Room & Board: $1,700

Deadline: continuous

Phone 209-478-0800

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La Sierra University, Riverside

Total Enrollment: 1,466

Undergraduates: 1,317

Tuition: $14,445

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Room & Board: $4,137

Deadline: continuous

Phone 909-785-2432

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LIFE Bible College, San Dimas

Total Enrollment: 424

Undergraduates: 424

Tuition: $5,150

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Room & Board: $3,000

Deadline: July 15

Phone 909-599-5433

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Loma Linda University, Loma Linda

Total Enrollment: 3,400

Undergraduates: 1,272

Tuition: $13,680

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Room & Board: $1,950

Deadline: n/a

Phone 909-824-4792

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Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 6,721

Undergraduates: 4,113

Tuition: $17,306

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Room & Board: $7,004

Deadline: Feb. 1

Phone 310-338-2750

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The Master’s College and Seminary, Santa Clarita

Total Enrollment: 1,198

Undergraduates: 917

Tuition: $12,650

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Room & Board: $4,950

Deadline: March 6

Phone 805-259-3540

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Menlo College, Atherton

Total Enrollment: 522

Undergraduates: 522

Tuition: $15,980

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Room & Board: $6,800

Deadline: continuous

Phone 650-833-3305

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Mills College, Oakland

Total Enrollment: 1,115

Undergraduates: 771

Tuition: $17,252

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Room & Board: $7,084

Deadline: continuous

Phone 510-430-2135

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Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 1,984

Undergraduates: 1,644

Tuition: $15,952

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Room & Board: $5,605

Deadline: continuous

Phone 310-954-4252

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National University, La Jolla

Total Enrollment: 13,397

Undergraduates: 4,451

Tuition: $7,260

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 619-563-7100

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New College of California, San Francisco

Total Enrollment: 641

Undergraduates: 437

Tuition: $8,376

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 415-437-3460

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Occidental College, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 1,580

Undergraduates: 1,552

Tuition: $21,072

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Room & Board: $6,180

Deadline: Jan. 15

Phone 213-259-2700

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Pacific Union College, Angwin

Total Enrollment: n/a

Undergraduates: 1,570

Tuition: $14,055

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Room & Board: $4,305

Deadline: continuous

Phone 707-965-6336

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Patten College, Oakland

Total Enrollment: 714

Undergraduates: 714

Tuition: $7,368

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Room & Board: $2,468

Deadline: July 31

Phone 510-533-8300

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Pepperdine University, Malibu

Total Enrollment: 7,804

Undergraduates: 3,320

Tuition: $22,120

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Room & Board: $6,840

Deadline: Jan. 15

Phone 310-456-4392

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Pitzer College, Claremont

Total Enrollment: 871

Undergraduates: 871

Tuition: $23,226

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Room & Board: $6,214

Deadline: Feb. 1

Phone 909-621-8129

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Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego

Total Enrollment: 2,358

Undergraduates: 2,027

Tuition: $12,650

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Room & Board: $5,220

Deadline: March 1

Phone 619-849-2225

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Pomona College, Claremont

Total Enrollment: 1,421

Undergraduates: 1,421

Tuition: $21,600

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Room & Board: $8,270

Deadline: Jan. 1

Phone 909-621-8134

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Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga

Total Enrollment: 4,238

Undergraduates: 2,998

Tuition: $16,809

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Room & Board: $7,000

Deadline: Feb. 1

Phone 510-631-4224

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Samuel Merritt College, Oakland

Total Enrollment: 723

Undergraduates: 286

Tuition: $15,280

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Room & Board: $3,429

Deadline: continuous

Phone 510-869-6727

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San Diego State University, San Diego

Total Enrollment: 29,898

Undergraduates: 24,448

Tuition: $1,854

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Room & Board: $6,730

Deadline: Nov. 15

Phone 619-594-6871

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San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

Total Enrollment: 680

Undergraduates: 538

Tuition: $18,400

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: Sept. 1

Phone 415-771-7020

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San Francisco State University, San Francisco

Total Enrollment: 27,420

Undergraduates: 21,049

Tuition: $1,904

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Room & Board: $6,280

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 415-338-2037

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San Jose Christian College, San Jose

Total Enrollment: 744

Undergraduates: 744

Tuition: $6,375

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Room & Board: $4,266

Deadline Aug. 1

Phone 408-293-9058

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San Jose State University, San Jose

Total Enrollment: 26,897

Undergraduates: 21,753

Tuition: $1,939

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Room & Board: $5,736

Deadline: continuous

Phone 408-924-2000

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Santa Clara University, Santa Clara

Total Enrollment: 7,946

Undergraduates: 4,282

Tuition: $17,622

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Room & Board: $7,323

Deadline: Jan. 15

Phone 408-554-4700

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Scripps College, Claremont

Total Enrollment: 734

Undergraduates: 734

Tuition: $20,126

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Room & Board: $7,874

Deadline: Feb. 1

Phone 909-621-8149

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Simpson College and Graduate School, Redding

Total Enrollment: 1,248

Undergraduates: 955

Tuition: $9,840

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Room & Board: $4,400

Deadline: continuous

Phone 530-224-5606

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Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

Total Enrollment: 7,050

Undergraduates: 5,984

Tuition: $2,130

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Room & Board: $5,769

Deadline: Jan. 31

Phone 707-664-2322

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Southern California College, Costa Mesa

Total Enrollment: 1,312

Undergraduates: 1,190

Tuition: $12,434

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Room & Board: $4,980

Deadline: continuous

Phone 714-556-3610

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Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 430

Undergraduates: 218

Tuition: $14,990

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: continuous

Phone 310-574-1123

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Stanford University, Stanford

Total Enrollment: 16,496

Undergraduates: 7,127

Tuition: $22,188

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Room & Board: $8,427

Deadline: Dec. 15

Phone 650-723-2091

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Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula

Total Enrollment: 219

Undergraduates: 219

Tuition: $14,900

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Room & Board: $4,300

Deadline: continuous

Phone 805-525-4417

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United States International University, San Diego

Total Enrollment: 1,331

Undergraduates: 401

Tuition: $12,300

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Room & Board: $5,040

Deadline: continuous

Phone 619-635-4772

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University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley

Total Enrollment: 30,290

Undergraduates: 21,738

Tuition: $4,177

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Room & Board: $7,620

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 510-642-3175

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University of California, Davis, Davis

Total Enrollment: 24,551

Undergraduates: 19,184

Tuition: $4,158

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Room & Board: $6,831

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 530-752-2971

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University of California, Irvine, Irvine

Total Enrollment: 17,153

Undergraduates: 14,224

Tuition: $3,878

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Room & Board: $5,733

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 714-824-6703

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University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 35,558

Undergraduates: 23,925

Tuition: $3,858

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Room & Board: $6,545

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 310-825-3101

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University of California, Riverside, Riverside

Total Enrollment: 9,850

Undergraduates: 8,381

Tuition: $3,939

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Room & Board: $6,618

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 909-787-3411

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University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Total Enrollment: 18,667

Undergraduates: 15,140

Tuition: $4,031

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Room & Board: $6,897

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 619-534-4831

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University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Total Enrollment: 18,940

Undergraduates: 16,704

Tuition: $4,098

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Room & Board: $6,407

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 805-893-2485

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University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Total Enrollment: 10,638

Undergraduates: 9,570

Tuition: $4,356

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Room & Board: $6,900

Deadline: Nov. 30

Phone 408-459-2131

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University of La Verne, La Verne

Total Enrollment: 6,026

Undergraduates: 3,024

Tuition: $15,610

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Room & Board: $4,920

Deadline: Feb. 1

Phone 909-593-3511

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University of Redlands, Redlands

Total Enrollment: 1,490

Undergraduates: 1,415

Tuition: $19,166

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Room & Board: $7,274

Deadline: March 1

Phone 909-335-4074

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University of San Diego, San Diego

Total Enrollment: 6,694

Undergraduates: 4,356

Tuition: $16,575

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Room & Board: $7,600

Deadline: Jan. 15

Phone 619-260-4506

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University of San Francisco, San Francisco

Total Enrollment: 7,975

Undergraduates: 4,695

Tuition: $16,740

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Room & Board: $7,610

Deadline: Feb. 1

Phone 415-422-6563

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University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Total Enrollment: 28,342

Undergraduates: 15,430

Tuition: $21,374

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Room & Board: $7,080

Deadline Jan. 31

Phone 213-740-1111

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University of the Pacific, Stockton

Total Enrollment: 5,585

Undergraduates: 2,762

Tuition: $19,365

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Room & Board: $5,770

Deadline: Feb. 15

Phone 209-946-2211

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University of West Los Angeles, Inglewood

Total Enrollment: 133

Undergraduates: 17

Tuition: $6,030

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Room & Board: n/a

Deadline: n/a

Phone 310-342-5200

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Westmont College, Santa Barbara

Total Enrollment: 1,263

Undergraduates: 1,263

Tuition: $18,804

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Room & Board: $6,382

Deadline: March 1

Phone 805-565-6200

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Whittier College, Whittier

Total Enrollment: 2,104

Undergraduates: 1,277

Tuition: $19,550

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Room & Board: $6,594

Deadline: continuous

Phone 562-907-4238

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Woodbury University, Burbank

Total Enrollment: 1,049

Undergraduates: 877

Tuition: $15,920

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Room & Board: $5,728

Deadline: continuous

Phone 818-767-0888

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Data source: Peterson’s, a Division of Thomson Information, Inc., copyright 1998. All rights reserved.


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