California Colleges with high acceptance rates

Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rate in California for 2022

These are the least selective public and private four-year colleges in California. These colleges historically accept more than seventy-five percent of students who apply for admission and are ranked by acceptance rate. These are good safety schools for your college list and you should have a good chance on getting in if your grades and test scores are above or within their typical admission thresholds. Just because a school is less selective doesn't mean it's a lesser school academically and easy to get into for all students. Unless a college has guaranteed admission or accepts 100% of applicants, you still need sufficient grades to be accepted.

Use the filters on this page to narrow down the list based on your high school GPA, SAT and ACT scores. Once you do, your estimated admission chance will be displayed for each school. Additionally, you can filter the list by state, region or distance from your home to narrow down the list of colleges that are easiest for you to get into.

See also, the best and popular California colleges with high acceptance rates. If you're looking for colleges that have easy admission requirements, explore rankings of California colleges with the lowest SAT scores, lowest ACT scores and lowest GPA's.


57 results

American Conservatory Theater
A
San Francisco, CA
 
American Conservatory Theater

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 30enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bethesda University of California
B
Anaheim, CA
 
Bethesda University of California

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 399enrollment
  • $16,912net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

California Christian College
C
Fresno, CA
 
California Christian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 13enrollment
  • $6,560net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Coleman University
C
San Diego, CA
 
Coleman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 259enrollment
  • $25,309net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Columbia College Hollywood
C
Tarzana, CA
 
Columbia College Hollywood

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 760enrollment
  • $35,690net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 23

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
D
Blue Lake, CA
 
Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 5enrollment
  • $21,610net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses
H
Stockton, CA
 
Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 401enrollment
  • $10,240net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Mar 8

American Jewish University
A
Los Angeles, CA
 
American Jewish University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 93enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Lincoln University
L
Oakland, CA
 
Lincoln University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 371enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA

Southern California Seminary
S
El Cajon, CA
 
Southern California Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 174enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Marymount California University
M
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Marymount California University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 582enrollment
  • $30,159net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA

Notre Dame de Namur University
N
Belmont, CA
Notre Dame de Namur University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 585enrollment
  • $28,243net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Pacific States University
P
Los Angeles, CA
 
Pacific States University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 26enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Patten University
P
Oakland, California
 
Patten University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 874enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Shasta Bible College and Graduate School
S
Redding, CA
 
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 41enrollment
  • $2,781net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Epic Bible College
E
Sacramento, CA
 
Epic Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 170enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

World Mission University
W
Los Angeles, CA
 
World Mission University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 370enrollment
  • $18,917net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of the West
t
Rosemead, CA
 
University of the West

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 238enrollment
  • $10,834net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.43Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1