The last couple of weeks, we have given you information about a number of the top colleges and universities in the state of California. In a state so large and with so many fine institutions of higher learning, we have one final group of colleges. The majority on this list are University of California schools, which are all public universities and all have memberships in the Association of American Universities for strong research programs and are also chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for strong liberal arts and sciences.
1. University of California at Berkeley
Located in northern California, UC Berkeley has almost 26,000 undergraduates. It is known as one of the top public universities in the nation and has a 15:1 student/faculty ratio.
2. University of California at Davis
UC Davis is located just west of Sacramento and has 25,000 undergraduates. It is a beautiful 5,300 acre campus and has over 100 undergraduate majors to choose from. UC Davis is known for it fine veterinarian program.
3. University of California at Irvine
Located in Orange County, UC Irvine is the home to 22,000 undergraduates. The university has highly ranked programs including biology/health sciences, criminology, English, and psychology. UC Irvine has a 1,500 acre circular campus with a park in the center.
4. University of California at Los Angeles
Better known simply as UCLA, it has 27,000 undergraduates and is known as one of the country’s top public universities. It has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio.
5. University of California at San Diego
Known as one of the country’s top public universities, UC San Diego has 23,000 undergraduates. UCSD is especially known for its strengths in the sciences, social sciences and engineering. Its residential college system is modeled after Oxford.
6. University of California at Santa Barbara
With 18,600 undergraduates, UCSB is located on a 1,000 acre beach front campus.
7. University of San Diego
A private Catholic university, USD has 5,500 undergraduates and sits on an attractive 180 acre campus with Spanish architecture and views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio.
8. University of Southern California
Better known as USC, it is private university with 17,400 undergraduates located in Los Angeles. USC has over 130 majors and has a 9:1 student/faculty ratio.
9. Westmont College
Located in Santa Barbara, Westmont is a private Christian liberal arts college with 1,300 undergraduates. It has a 12:1 student/faculty ratio with an average class size of 18. It is known for its strong study abroad and off-campus programs. A member of the Christian College Consortium, Westmont sits on an attractive 115 acres.
If you would like more information on any of the universities/colleges we have mentioned over the past three weeks, please give us a call and we can set up an appointment and discuss the schools you are interested in.