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
P

San Diego, CA

84%
S

San Francisco, CA

84%
C

Oakland, CA

85%
H

Arcata, CA

85%
C

Merced, CA

85%
D

San Rafael, CA

86%
T

Santa Paula, CA

86%
C

Seaside, CA

86%
A

Los Angeles, CA

89%
C

Turlock, CA

89%
H

Oakland, CA

89%
M

Los Angeles, CA

89%
N

La Jolla, CA

89%
S

Rohnert Park, CA

89%
C

Chico, CA

90%
C

Fresno, CA

90%
M

Oakland, CA

91%
L

San Dimas, CA

93%
A

Azusa, CA

94%
K

Van Nuys, TX

94%