California Public Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Public Colleges by Acceptance Rate

List of Public Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 146 public colleges in California with the lowest acceptance rate for freshman undergraduate applications. University of California Los Angeles leads the list by accepting 14% 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 Public Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate
College Acceptance Rate
C

Los Angeles, CA

14%
C

Berkeley, CA

15%
C

Bakersfield, CA

23%
C

Irvine, 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%
C

Davis, CA

41%
C

Los Angeles, CA

42%
C

Fullerton, CA

43%
S

Calexico, California

44%
C

Santa Cruz, CA

47%
C

Northridge, CA

51%
C

Riverside, CA

51%
C

San Bernardino, CA

55%
C

Pomona, CA

55%
S

San Jose, CA

55%
C

Fresno, CA

58%