College Rankings - Most Scenic Campuses in California

When you're especially stressed out with schoolwork, sometimes the beauty of your collegiate atmosphere can bring you peace. Whether you're looking for Gothic-style buildings, shady trees, or open parks, one of these campuses is sure to fit the bill.

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1
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
10.00 / 10
2
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
9.97 / 10
3
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
9.83 / 10
4
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
9.77 / 10
5
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
9.63 / 10
6
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
9.61 / 10
7
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
9.55 / 10
8
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
9.52 / 10
9
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
9.50 / 10
10
Pacific Union College
Angwin, CA
9.47 / 10
11
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
9.41 / 10
12
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
9.35 / 10
13
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
9.32 / 10
14
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
9.29 / 10
15
Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA
9.23 / 10
16
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
9.21 / 10
17
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
9.18 / 10
18
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
9.16 / 10
19
California State University - Chico
Chico, CA
9.16 / 10
20
University of California - Irvine
Irvine, CA
9.13 / 10
21
Cal State Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
9.12 / 10
22
Cal State Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA
9.10 / 10
23
Vanguard Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA
9.09 / 10
24
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
9.07 / 10
25
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
9.07 / 10