College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in California

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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A+
Pacific Union College
Angwin, CA
1,564
A+
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
2,415
A+
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
25,990
A+
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
5,457
A+
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
6,508
A
Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA
1,738
A
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
6,085
A
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
27,941
A
Vanguard Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA
2,041
A-
California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
4,954
A-
Cal State Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
31,053
A-
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
26,449
A-
The Master's College & Seminary
Santa Clarita, CA
1,134
A-
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
18,620
A-
Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA
1,343
A-
Woodbury University
Burbank, CA
1,488
B+
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
4,338
B+
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
1,463
B+
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
997
B+
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
17,725
B+
California State University - Chico
Chico, CA
15,316
B+
Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
32,379
B+
Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
25,541
B+
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
2,177
B+
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
1,084