Private Colleges of California Part 2

Published Monday, May 16, 2011 by Tarang

Last time we went on a journey towards Southern California and discovered 3 prestigious but low-profile private schools. Featuring small class sizes and an ample amount of majors, these colleges can meet anyone’s needs. Now let’s trek on up towards the Bay Area and the rest of Northern California and see what other academic treasures we can find.

1. University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

Admissions Data (2009):

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 71%
  • Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 500 / 610
    • SAT Math: 510 / 610
    • SAT Writing: 510 / 620
    • ACT Composite: 22 / 27
    • ACT English: 22 / 28
    • ACT Math: 21 / 27
    • ACT Writing: 8 / 9

Read about the University of San Francisco and learn about undergraduate admissions at http://www.usfca.edu/undergraduate/

2. Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)

Admissions Data (2009):

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 58%
  • Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 550 / 650
    • SAT Math: 570 / 680
    • SAT Writing: – / –
    • ACT Composite: 25 / 30
    • ACT English: 24 / 31
    • ACT Math: 25 / 30
    • ACT Writing: 8 / 9

Read more about Santa Clara University at http://www.scu.edu/aboutscu/

3. University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)

Admissions Data (2009):

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 42%
  • Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 510 / 640
    • SAT Math: 540 / 680
    • SAT Writing: 500 / 640
    • ACT Composite: 23 / 30
    • ACT English: 22 / 29
    • ACT Math: 23 / 30

Read about the University of the Pacific and admissions at http://www.pacific.edu/Admission.html

As you can see, California offers many great opportunities to receive a higher education from distinguished institutions. I encourage everyone to find out about all of the schools in California because you never know which school suits you. It might be a large public school like UCLA or a small liberal arts school like Pomona College or a school in the Jesuit tradition like Santa Clara University. Just remember that “nothing comes close to the Golden Coast” as said by one smart Katy Perry.


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