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 5% of high school students that applied.

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

Stanford, CA

5%
C

Pasadena, CA

7%
P

Claremont, CA

9%
C

Claremont, CA

13%
C

Los Angeles, CA

14%
S

Los Angeles, CA

16%
C

Berkeley, CA

17%
P

Claremont, CA

17%
H

Claremont, CA

18%
C

Los Angeles, CA

25%
C

Valencia, CA

27%
C

Irvine, CA

30%
F

San Francisco, CA

32%
S

Claremont, CA

35%
C

La Jolla, CA

37%
C

Santa Barbara, CA

37%
S

San Diego, CA

37%
C

San Luis Obispo, CA

38%
H

Fullerton, CA

38%
F

Los Angeles, CA

39%