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

Redding, CA

60%
B

La Mirada, CA

64%
C

Pomona, CA

65%
C

Santa Cruz, CA

65%
M

Atherton, CA

65%
W

Rocklin, CA

65%
C

Northridge, CA

66%
C

Riverside, CA

66%
F

Fresno, CA

67%
S

San Jose, CA

67%
S

Los Angeles, CA

67%
C

Fullerton, CA

68%
M

Hollywood, CA

68%
R

Redlands, CA

69%
S

San Francisco, CA

70%
W

Santa Barbara, CA

70%
W

Burbank, CA

70%
t

Stockton, CA

71%
W

Whittier, CA

72%
C

Hayward, CA

73%