California Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 280 colleges in California with the lowest acceptance rate for freshman undergraduate applications. Stanford University leads the list by accepting 4% of high school students that applied.

List of California Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate
School Acceptance Rate
S

Stanford, CA

4%
C

Pasadena, CA

6%
P

Claremont, CA

7%
C

Claremont, CA

10%
S

Los Angeles, CA

11%
C

Los Angeles, CA

12%
H

Claremont, CA

14%
P

Claremont, CA

14%
C

Berkeley, CA

16%
C

Valencia, CA

25%
C

Irvine, CA

27%
C

San Luis Obispo, CA

28%
C

Santa Barbara, CA

30%
C

La Jolla, CA

31%
C

Los Angeles, CA

32%
P

Malibu, CA

32%
S

Claremont, CA

32%
S

San Diego, CA

34%
F

Los Angeles, CA

36%
O

Los Angeles, CA

37%