California Private Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Private Colleges by Acceptance Rate

List of Private Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 83 private 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 2018/19 academic year by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics.

List of California Private 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%
H

Claremont, CA

14%
K

Van Nuys, TX

22%
C

Valencia, CA

23%
S

Claremont, CA

24%
H

Fullerton, CA

29%
P

Malibu, CA

36%
C

Los Angeles, CA

37%
O

Los Angeles, CA

37%
S

Aliso Viejo, CA

39%
V

Costa Mesa, CA

40%
M

Atherton, CA

45%
S

San Francisco, CA

45%
L

Riverside, CA

47%
L

Los Angeles, CA

47%