California Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 279 colleges in California with the lowest acceptance rate for freshman undergraduate applications. Stanford University leads the list by accepting 5% of high school students that applied.

List of California Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate
School Acceptance Rate
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

5%
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

7%
Pomona College

Claremont, CA

9%
Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

13%
University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

14%
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

16%
University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

17%
Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

17%
Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

18%
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, CA

25%
California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

27%
University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA

30%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

32%
Scripps College

Claremont, CA

35%
University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA

37%
University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

37%
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

37%
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

38%