Best UC Schools

The Best UC Schools

Here’s our ranking of the top University of California schools to help students in the great Golden State find the right colleges for them! This UC ranking is based off of our 2018 Best Colleges list.

Rank School Name Niche Overall Grade Acceptance Rate SAT Range Academics Grade Net Price Total Students
Rank 1
School Name UCLA
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17.3%
SAT Range 1180-1470
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $13,816
Total Students 29,004
Rank 2
School Name UC Berkeley
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.9%
SAT Range 1250-1510
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $16,601
Total Students 26,622
Rank 3
School Name UC Santa Barbara
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 32.6%
SAT Range 1090-1360
Academics Grade A
Net Price $16,211
Total Students 20,243
Rank 4
School Name UC Davis
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 38%
SAT Range 1070-1340
Academics Grade A
Net Price $16,841
Total Students 27,453
Rank 5
School Name UC San Diego
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 38%
SAT Range 1070-1340
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $14,933
Total Students 25,922
Rank 6
School Name UC Irvine
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 38.7%
SAT Range 1030-1290
Academics Grade A
Net Price $14,662
Total Students 24,854
Rank 7
School Name UC Riverside
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 55.6%
SAT Range 980-1210
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $13,365
Total Students 18,279
Rank 8
School Name UC Santa Cruz
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 50.3%
SAT Range 1050-1300
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $17,550
Total Students 15,823
Rank 9
School Name UC Merced
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 60.7%
SAT Range 900-1120
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $13,350
Total Students 6,164
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The Best UC Schools