College Rankings - Most Affordable Campus Towns in California

College expenses include more than just tuition and textbooks. The cost of living on campus is a huge factor in making school affordable. Here's a look at the top colleges and universities where students are able to financially keep their head above water.

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1
California State University - Chico
Chico, CA
9.31 / 10
2
University of California - Merced
Merced, CA
9.01 / 10
3
Cal State Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
8.84 / 10
4
Pacific Union College
Angwin, CA
8.72 / 10
5
Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA
8.64 / 10
6
Brandman University
Irvine, CA
8.60 / 10
7
Holy Names University
Oakland, CA
8.58 / 10
8
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
8.56 / 10
9
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
8.54 / 10
10
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
8.52 / 10
11
University of California - Davis
Davis, CA
8.50 / 10
12
Cal State Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
8.50 / 10
13
The National Hispanic University
San Jose, CA
8.46 / 10
14
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
8.46 / 10
15
California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
8.44 / 10
16
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
8.44 / 10
17
Hope International University
Fullerton, CA
8.44 / 10
18
Cal State Fresno
Fresno, CA
8.40 / 10
19
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA
8.40 / 10
20
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
8.38 / 10
21
Cal State Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA
8.36 / 10
22
Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
8.32 / 10
23
Cal State Stanislaus
Turlock, CA
8.32 / 10
24
Life Pacific College
San Dimas, CA
8.32 / 10
25
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
8.30 / 10