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Most Favored California Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in California. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school. Stanford University, has the highest yield rate as of 82.35% for academic year 2019-2020 in California. Thomas Aquinas College is positioned second with 72.67% yield and Pomona College follows them with 54%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in California.
Most Favored California Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Stanford University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStanford, CA
82.35% 47,498 2,062 1,698 4.34%
2Thomas Aquinas College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSanta Paula, CA
72.67% 204 161 117 78.92%
3Pomona College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
54.03% 10,401 770 416 7.40%
4Claremont McKenna College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
52.48% 6,066 625 328 10.30%
5Pitzer College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsClaremont, CA
45.62% 4,415 605 276 13.70%
6University of California-Berkeley
Public, 4 or more yearsBerkeley, CA
45.21% 87,847 14,278 6,455 16.25%
7The Master's University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSanta Clarita, CA
44.92% 660 443 199 67.12%
8California Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPasadena, CA
43.76% 8,367 537 235 6.42%
9Hope International University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFullerton, CA
43.25% 685 252 109 36.79%
10University of California-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
43.15% 111,321 13,720 5,920 12.32%