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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 of 79.99% for academic year 2021-2022 in California. Thomas Aquinas College is positioned second with 59.91% yield and Pomona College follows them with 58%. 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 (2022)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Stanford University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStanford, CA
79.99% 55,471 2,219 1,775 4.00%
2Thomas Aquinas College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSanta Paula, CA
59.91% 261 217 130 83.14%
3Pomona College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
58.06% 11,620 813 472 7.00%
4Claremont McKenna College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
56.94% 5,632 620 353 11.01%
5Pitzer College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
53.02% 3,676 662 351 18.01%
6California Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPasadena, CA
52.98% 13,026 521 276 4.00%
7The Master's University and Seminary
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSanta Clarita, CA
48.03% 1,063 712 342 66.98%
8Harvey Mudd College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsClaremont, CA
47.89% 4,737 474 227 10.01%
9National University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLa Jolla, CA
44.71% 154 85 38 55.19%
10University of California-Los Angeles
Public, four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
44.00% 139,489 15,344 6,751 11.00%