10 Best colleges for Photography in California, US

Below is the list of best universities in California ranked based on their research performance in Photography. A graph of 14.8K citations received by 459 academic papers made by 10 universities in California was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

1. Stanford University

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$20,023

2. University of California - Berkeley

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
63%

3. University of California - Los Angeles

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$15,461
Enrollment
44,589

4. California Institute of Technology

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1555
Average ACT
36
Net Price
$26,591

5. University of Southern California

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

6. University of California - Davis

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
74%

7. University of California-San Diego

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

8. San Diego State University

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
61%

9. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

10. University of California - Santa Cruz

For Photography

Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
67%

Closest to California states to learn Photography

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
Oregon 6 78
Utah 3 22
Arizona 4 13
Idaho 2 136
Washington 2 6
Colorado 6 28
New Mexico 2 50
Nebraska 3 83
Kansas 4 102
Texas 23 40
Oklahoma 3 165
Minnesota 5 5
Iowa 6 56
Missouri 7 17
Louisiana 3 70
Wisconsin 5 38
Illinois 18 15
Indiana 7 25
Michigan 6 16
Tennessee 6 77
Alabama 5 59
Kentucky 3 51
Ohio 18 27
Georgia 6 36
South Carolina 7 134
North Carolina 10 20
Virginia 8 42
Pennsylvania 12 4
Florida 10 14
District of Columbia 4 72
Maryland 9 37
New York 26 7
New Jersey 2 34
Vermont 5 192
Connecticut 4 47
Massachusetts 14 1
Rhode Island 3 91
Maine 2 141