Well, a quick search on the good old internet brought this up:
Yeah, Davis is surprisingly not even 4th according to this author (sorry, hanera):
Regarding applications, too many articles mentioning UCLA as the top school for undergrad apps:
The University of California—Los Angeles once again attracted the most applications, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 1,258 institutions. At UCLA, 86,548 Bruin hopefuls sent transcripts and test scores. It outpaced the University of California—Berkeley, which was runner-up, by more than 10,000 submissions.
Yeah, private colleges and especially Ivy League schools are nice but at the end of the day, will you get a job? A good job? I don't have a horse in the race (no kids) but the idea of spending upwards of what $300k now or more for an undergrad degree from some private college doesn't make sense unless again one does something with the education like go to med school or something.