With less than two weeks before the first “early decision” college-application deadline, which is Nov. 1, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020’s Best College & University Rankings.
Taking a bird’s-eye view of the Best College & University Rankings in California, it comes as no surprise that Stanford is ranked No. 1.
Several Coachella Valley leaders have attended Stanford: Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem Geoff Kors, Indio City Councilmember Oscar F. Ortiz, and Palm Springs City Councilmember Christy Holstege.
To help college-bound seniors choose the best college or university within their states, WalletHub compared more than 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 33 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.
Top 10 Colleges & Universities in California
- Stanford University
- California Institute of Technology
- University of California-Los Angeles
- University of California-Berkeley
- Harvey Mudd College
- Pomona College
- University of California-San Diego
- Claremont McKenna College
- University of California-Irvine
- California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
While Stanford ranked No. 1 in California, it ranked No. 5 in the nation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked No. 1 in the nation overall.
With that in mind, here’s a closer look at some of the top schools in California and how each performed in certain metrics:
School Snapshot: Stanford University (1 = Best; 34 = Average; 67 = Worst)
- 1st – Admission Rate
- 2nd – Student-Faculty Ratio
- 19th – On-Campus Crime
- 3rd – Gender & Racial Diversity
- 1st – Graduation Rate
- 1st – Post-Attendance Median Salary
School Snapshot: California Institute of Technology (1 = Best; 34 = Average; 67 = Worst)
- 2nd – Admission Rate
- 1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
- 28th – Gender & Racial Diversity
- 4th – Graduation Rate
- 3rd – Post-Attendance Median Salary
School Snapshot: University of California-Los Angeles (1 = Best; 34 = Average; 67 = Worst)
- 6th – Admission Rate
- 32nd – Net Cost
- 5th – Gender & Racial Diversity
- 7th – Graduation Rate
- 13th – Post-Attendance Median Salary
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- Stanford: Image by Susanna Berggren from Pixabay