Location: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate students: 18,631
Acceptance rate:17 percent
SAT range: 1300-1500
Net price (annual):$32,892
What else is good about it? Not only is it the top-ranked big school, according to Niche, it also ranks No. 1 in student life, design, and film and photography.
While the cost of the private school is high, with a net annual cost of more than $32,000, the return is also high. The median earnings of Trojans six years after graduation: $74,000.