What are the Top 5 Schools in California?

<p>Here's what I think. This list is based solely on subjectivity.</p>

<ol>
<li>Stanford </li>
<li>Cal Tech</li>
<li>UC Berkeley</li>
<li>Pomona College</li>
<li>UCLA </li>
</ol>

<p>Honorable Mention: USC, Harvey Mudd</p>

<p>My list is:</p>

<ol>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>Cal Tech</li>
<li>UC Berkeley</li>
<li>Harvey Mudd </li>
<li>Pomona College</li>
</ol>

<p>In before "1. UCI"</p>

<ol>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>UC Berkeley</li>
<li>Cal Tech</li>
<li>UCLA</li>
<li>(sadly) USC or maybe UCSD</li>
</ol>

<p>I have a bias against small colleges and colleges that over-specialize. (Why Cal ranks higher than Cal Tech in my subjective list.)</p>

<p>harvey mudd in some departments, but it's a shame no one knows about Pomona (even in the academic community)</p>

<p>oh the list...</p>

<ol>
<li>Stan</li>
<li>UCLA</li>
<li>Cal</li>
<li>Cal Tech (1 in some departments)</li>
<li>CSU :D</li>
</ol>

<ol>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>Cal Tech</li>
<li>Berkley </li>
<li>Pomona College</li>
<li>USC (based on alumni)</li>
</ol>

<ol>
<li>Cal Tech</li>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>UC Berkeley</li>
<li>Pomona/Harvey Mudd</li>
<li>UCLA</li>
</ol>

<p>1.Stanford
2.Berkeley
3.CIT
4.UCLA
5.USC/UCSD</p>

<p>a bit too much praise for pomona..imo it is competitive with ucsd/uci/ucd as a university as a whole but if it was by departments, i would rank it among top 3</p>

<p>^^^ you are trippin lol. pomona is way above ucsd/uci/ucd. </p>

<p>my list
1. stanford
2. cal-tech
3. cal
4. pomona
5. harvey mudd/ucla</p>

<p>@iluvpho You really think UCSD belongs in the Top 5 schools in California?? Above UCLA, USC?</p>

<p>Even looking at my list, I can very possibly put Pomona above Berkeley. I know it sounds crazy but that school I believe is just as hard to get into as Stanford. Only reason it ranks low is due to the size and not enough name recognition for the school itself (which I guess holds a lot of ground when ranking top schools).</p>

<p>caltech
Stanford
Pomona/Harvey Mudd
Berkeley
UCLA/Claremont McKenna</p>

<p>You may not hear about Pomona very often, but it's up there! Many Pomona students go on to attend grad school @ the Ivys</p>

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<p>UCI, as I'll be going there.</p>

<p>lol well if thats the case then i think im not giving them ENOUGH praise : [ underestimate FTL</p>

<p>Im surprised no ones listing USC in the top 5 for how recognized a lot of their programs are, not to mention the ranking of their graduate schools.</p>

<p>^Finally, someone with some common sense.</p>

<p>1.Stanford
2.Caltech/Pomona
3.UCLA
4.UCB
5.Claremont McKenna</p>

<p>^^ </p>

<p>How can you rank mckenna about USC??</p>

<p>^^</p>

<p>I love how UCLA is ranked above UCB and bme2684 goes berserk over claremont being above usc.</p>

<ol>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>UCB</li>
<li>Caltech (i'm really surprised how many people i run into that have never heard of this school)</li>
<li>UCLA</li>
<li>USC (yeah not putting Pomona on the list, I'm a fan of big schools)</li>
</ol>