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Author: Angelica McAllister


The 2015-2016 school year has come to an end and we want to celebrate and share with you a few highlights of the accomplishments of the class of 2016. They have worked diligently and their hard work has paid off, earning them acceptances to some of our top universities here in California, such as UCSD (Ranked in top 10 nationally among public schools), SDSU (Second most applied to school in the US with 85,000 applicants: accepted 4,900 high school seniors), UC Irvine (top 25 nationally), UC Riverside, Point Loma Nazarene (Ranked as a premier Christian College) and Vanguard University, to name a few.  See more detailed notes below.



Here are the schools that our current seniors have been accepted to.  For the complete list of where our CCA Alumni have been accepted to, please visit our School Profile page.

  • UC San Diego
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Riverside
  • San Diego State University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • San Diego Christian College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Vanguard University
  • Dordt College
  • Washington State University
  • University of Missouri Columbia
  • University of Iowa
  • CSU Long Beach
  • University of Minnesota
  • Fordham University

Please read the following to find out more about these high ranking universities.

University of California San Diego


“For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has included UC San Diego among the nation’s top 10 public universities. In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges guidebook, UC San Diego ranked 9th best public university in the nation.”

Freshman Admission Profile Averages
High School GPA                                      4.13
ACT Composite Score                                 30
SAT Critical Reading                                  657
SAT Mathematics                                      705
SAT Writing                                               673


Point Loma Nazarene University

Ranked Top 20 among all universities in Regional Universities (West) - US News & World Report

PLNU Ranked Among Best Colleges 2012

PLNU was ranked 15th in the category Regional Universities - West in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Best Colleges guide. This is PLNU's highest-ever ranking in Best Colleges, and it is representative of the university's academic quality, strong graduation and retention rates, selectivity, and alumni giving rate, among other factors. PLNU was also ranked 15th in the Best Value category for Regional Universities - West. The Best Value category takes into consideration an institution's academic quality, cost, and available financial aid.

Freshman Admission Profile
Fall 2014 Enrollment: 2,568
Student to faculty ratio: 14:1
Incoming freshment that graduate within 4 years: 62%
Average incoming GPA: 3.76
Average SAT Critical Reading Score: 561
Average SAT Math Score: 562


U.C. Irvine

An analysis by Times Higher Education, released in April 2015, ranked UCI first in the U.S. and seventh in the world among the 100 best universities less than 50 years old. The "100 Under 50" list aims to show institutions poised to become future world leaders.

Freshman Admission Profile Averages
High School GPA                                      4.04
ACT Composite Score                                 28
SAT Critical Reading                                  598
SAT Mathematics                                      662
SAT Writing                                               618


San Diego State University

San Diego State University continues to move up the ranks as a leading national university according to U.S. News & World Report‘s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges.

Freshman Admission Profile Averages
High School GPA:                                      3.82
SAT Score Total:                                       1159
ACT Score                                                   25



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