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top 10 best PRIVATE universities in CALIFORNIA

hawx89hawx89 Posts: 59Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2012 in College Search & Selection
does anyone have a clue on this topic?
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Replies to: top 10 best PRIVATE universities in CALIFORNIA

  • memeti_12_89memeti_12_89 Posts: 91Registered User Junior Member
    all that comes to mind right now is Stanford, USC and Pepperdine
  • SoCal18SoCal18 Posts: 1,674Registered User Senior Member
    1. Stanford
    2. Pomona
    3. Claremont McKenna
    4. USC
    5. Harvey Mudd
    6. Pepperdine
    7. Occidental
    8. Pitzer
    9. Univ. of San Diego
    10. Santa Clara
    11. Loyola Marymount (i added this one, bc LMU is my favorite school in california)
  • warblersrulewarblersrule Posts: 8,449Super Moderator Senior Member
    Don't forget Caltech! :eek:
  • brand_182brand_182 Posts: 7,589Registered User Senior Member
    it's right after LMU. ;)
  • SoCal18SoCal18 Posts: 1,674Registered User Senior Member
    Oh yeah I completely forgot CalTech. That would go in the area of Stanford and Pomona.

    And LMU should definitely be at the top of everyone's list.
  • doctorsboydoctorsboy Posts: 438Registered User Member
    Caltech is number 2
  • CorbettCorbett Posts: 1,599Registered User Senior Member
    Deep Springs has admissions standards that are comparable to those of Stanford, CalTech, or Pomona. It is a junior college, however.

    Not sure how the rankings in Post 3 were derived. Many people would perceive Harvey Mudd as more selective than USC or CMC
  • atomicfusionatomicfusion Posts: 1,987Registered User Senior Member
    Bump up Mudd to tied with Pomona and those rankings are accurate.
  • world changerworld changer Posts: 2,503Registered User Senior Member
    I think Chapman is probably on the same tier as USD and LMU.
    Well above them if you're majoring in anything media-related.
  • CorbettCorbett Posts: 1,599Registered User Senior Member
    I calculated midpoint SAT scores for California private colleges based on the SAT data from collegeboard.com. Here are the Top 10 that I found based on "critical reading" SAT scores:

    (1) Deep Springs
    (2) Caltech
    (3) Pomona
    (4) Harvey Mudd
    (5) Stanford
    (6) Claremont McKenna
    (6) Scripps
    (8) USC
    (9) Thomas Aquinas
    (10) Occidental
  • CorbettCorbett Posts: 1,599Registered User Senior Member
    And here are the Top 10 that I found, based on midpoint math SAT scores:

    (1) Caltech
    (2) Harvey Mudd
    (3) Deep Springs
    (3) Stanford
    (5) Pomona
    (6) USC
    (7) Claremont McKenna
    (8) Scripps
    (9) Occidental
    (10) Pepperdine
  • brassmonkeybrassmonkey Posts: 1,491Registered User Senior Member
    I would put scripps on that first list, directly above pitzer
  • WestCoast101WestCoast101 Posts: 239Registered User Junior Member
    LAC's should probably be their own list....

    1. Deep Springs
    2. Harvey Mudd
    3. Pomona
    4. Claremont
    5. Occidental


    1. Cal Tech
    2. Stanford
    3. University of Southern California
    4. Pepperdine
    5. University of San Diego
  • WestCoast101WestCoast101 Posts: 239Registered User Junior Member
    Oh, and I'd make Pitzer an Honorable Mention for the 1st list and Santa Clara Honorable Mention for the 2nd one.....
  • CorbettCorbett Posts: 1,599Registered User Senior Member
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But in terms of SATs...

    Scripps outscores Occidental and Pitzer
    Thomas Aquinas outscores Pitzer
    Santa Clara outscores San Diego
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