College Rankings - Friendliest Townies/Locals in California

Sometimes, "townies," or residents who live in a college town, get a bad rap. But these colleges and universities have affable townsfolk who embrace students for their youth, willingness to learn, and—more importantly—their business.

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1
University of California - Davis
Davis, CA
9.85 / 10
2
Pacific Union College
Angwin, CA
9.47 / 10
3
University of La Verne
La Verne, CA
9.45 / 10
4
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
9.40 / 10
5
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
9.40 / 10
6
California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
9.37 / 10
7
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
9.37 / 10
8
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
9.33 / 10
9
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
9.32 / 10
10
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
9.27 / 10
11
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
9.27 / 10
12
Vanguard Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA
9.25 / 10
13
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
9.22 / 10
14
The Master's College & Seminary
Santa Clarita, CA
9.22 / 10
15
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
9.20 / 10
16
California State University - Chico
Chico, CA
9.20 / 10
17
Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA
9.18 / 10
18
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
9.18 / 10
19
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
9.12 / 10
20
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
9.12 / 10
21
Cal State Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA
9.08 / 10
22
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
9.07 / 10
23
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
9.07 / 10
24
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA
9.03 / 10
25
Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA
9.03 / 10