California Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Colleges by 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.

Data is reported for the 2017/18 academic year by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics.

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

Stanford, CA

4%
C

Pasadena, CA

7%
P

Claremont, CA

8%
C

Claremont, CA

9%
P

Claremont, CA

13%
S

Los Angeles, CA

13%
C

Los Angeles, CA

14%
H

Claremont, CA

14%
C

Berkeley, CA

15%
K

Van Nuys, TX

22%
C

Bakersfield, CA

23%
C

Valencia, CA

23%
S

Claremont, CA

24%
C

Irvine, CA

29%
H

Fullerton, CA

29%
C

San Luis Obispo, CA

30%
C

La Jolla, CA

30%
C

Long Beach, CA

31%
C

Santa Barbara, CA

32%
S

San Diego, CA

35%