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Private Universities

Independent California Colleges and Universities

School Location
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities  
Alliant International University San Diego, CA
American Jewish University Bel Air, CA
Antioch University Los Angeles Culver City, CA
Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
Biola University La Mirada, Ca
Brandman University Irvine, CA
California Baptist University Riverside, CA
California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
California College of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
California Institutes of the Arts Valencia, CA
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
CETYS University System Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Chapman University Orange, CA
Charles R. Drew University Los Angeles, CA
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles, CA
Claremont McKenna University Claremont, CA
Concordia University Irvine Irvine, CA
Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
Golden Gate University San Francisco, CA
Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA
Holy Names University Oakland, CA
Hope International University Fullerton, CA
Humphreys College Stockton, CA
La Sierra University Riverside, CA
Laguna College of Art & Design Laguna Beach, CA
Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
The Master's College Santa Clarita, CA
Menlo College Atherton, CA
Mills College Oakland, CA
Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles, CA
National University La Jolla, CA
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA
Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Oaks College Pasadena, CA
Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
Palo Alto University Palo Alto, CA
Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
Pitzer College Claremont, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
Pomona College Claremont, CA
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, CA
Samuel Merrit University Oakland, CA
San Diego Christian College Santee, CA
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
Saybrook University San Francisco, CA
Scripps College Claremont, CA
Simpson University Redding, CA
Sofia University Palo Alto, CA
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA
Southern California University of Health Sciences Whittier, CA
Stanford University Stanford, CA
Thomas Aquinas University Santa Paula, CA
Touro University California Vallejo, CA
Universidad Anahuac Mayab Yucatan, Mexico
Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte Extado de Mexico
Universidad Anahuac Xalapa Veracruz, Mexico
Universidad Del Pedregal Mexico City, Mexico
University of La Verne La Verne, CA
University of Redlands Redlands, CA
University of San Diego San Diego, CA
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles, CA
University of Pacific Stockton, CA
Vanguard University Costa Mesa, CA
Western University of Health Sciences Pomona, CA
Westmont College Santa Barbara, CA
Whittier College Whittier, CA
William Jessup University Rocklin, CA
Woodbury University Burbank, CA


Independent California Colleges and Universities

The independent school advantage

Choosing an independent college or university in California provides access to a rich diversity of students, residential campus life, and alumni/ae networks that can provide lifelong benefits after you graduate.

Explore the breadth of offerings at AICCU’s 78 member colleges and universities, and don’t let the sticker price of college deter you from the school of your choice. California’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities offer scholarships and grants from their own institutional resources, access to federal and secondary grant and loan programs, work-study opportunities, a variety of tuition payment plans, and other ways to help students pay for college. For more information, see Affording College. Also, check out the links below and the information links on other student pages.