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
Y

Los Angeles, CA

73%
C

Thousand Oaks, CA

74%
A

Pasadena, CA

76%
C

Los Angeles, CA

76%
L

La Verne, CA

76%
S

Moraga, CA

77%
L

Pasadena, CA

77%
J

San Diego, CA

77%
C

Bakersfield, CA

78%
C

San Bernardino, CA

78%
C

Irvine, CA

78%
C

San Marcos, CA

79%
C

Camarillo, CA

79%
C

Riverside, CA

80%
O

Los Angeles, CA

80%
C

Carson, CA

81%
C

Vallejo, CA

82%
C

Sacramento, CA

83%
D

Pomona, California

83%
L

Laguna Beach, CA

83%