What Is the Best College in California?


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As of 2015, BestColleges.com ranks Stanford University as the best four-year college in California. Other exceptional four-year colleges in California include University of California Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna College and Pepperdine University. BestColleges.com ranks Napa Valley College as the best two-year college in California.

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Offering undergraduate degrees in Business, Education, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University has just a 5.1 percent acceptance rate, making it among the most competitive colleges in the nation, states BestColleges.com. As of 2015, Stanford University's faculty consists of 21 Nobel laureates, tuition is $43,683 per year. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stanford University the fourth best university in the United States.

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