CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in California 2017-2018 at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-ca/.
To identify the Best Colleges in California for 2017-2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
To help prospective California students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their unique needs, College Consensus identified the ten overall best-ranked colleges in California (presented here in alphabetical order):
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA
Claremont McKenna College - Claremont, CA
Harvey Mudd College - Claremont, CA
Pitzer College - Claremont, CA
Pomona College - Claremont, CA
Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA
Scripps College - Claremont, CA
Stanford University - Stanford, CA
University of California-Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
University of California-Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
From the time California became part of the US after the Mexican-American War - in 1848, the same year of the Gold Rush - California has been the dream destination for adventurers, settlers, eccentrics, and innovators. For the last century, California has also been building a higher education system that rivals any state or nation in the world. A wide and varied landscape, from deserts and oceans to forests and fertile valleys, has given California a multi-faceted character, and a highly diverse population, from Native Americans, Hispanic and Latino-Americans, European-American and African-American settlers, Pacific Islanders and Asian-Americans, has made California's culture one of the richest and most complex. This is the people and the economy that California's higher education has to work for, from the elite liberal arts institutions of the Claremont Colleges, to the STEM powerhouses of Stanford and CalTech, to the monumental institutions, like UC Berkeley and UCLA, that define what the public research university can accomplish. American higher education didn't start in California, but California just might have perfected it.
As Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris explains, "There is a job to be done in higher education that takes place on an unprecedented scale in California." There is no other state like California, combining size, population, and diversity: "the third-largest state by land size, and the largest in population, government, law, and education in California is a labor on par with most nations – California's economy, in fact, is the sixth largest in the world." Not only is California the "most diverse populace in the most diverse nation in the world," but the economy is also diverse, with "the biggest wine industry in the US, the center of the technology industry, and nearly the whole of the film and television industry." While conducting a meta-ranking of California's higher education system is ambitious, "From California's leading liberal arts and Christian colleges, to the major public and private research universities, College Consensus is providing the facts students need to decide where they belong, where they are going, and where their future lies."
College Consensus makes college comparison quick and easy. The site's unique consensus ranking system provides the most accurate guide to college reputation and quality anywhere. In addition to rankings, College Consensus also offers expert advice and guidance on all aspects of college life, from finding the perfect college, to getting accepted, paying for it, and beyond.
SOURCE College Consensus