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Tightest California Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate

The next table lists the tightest (low acceptance rate) California colleges and universities to admit. Those schools have been keeping the acceptance rate in low level in recent years. Stanford University has the lowest acceptance rate as of 4% for academic year 2019-2020 in California. For the ranking, we only include 4-years colleges with at least 1,000 new students (freshmen).
The following table shows the schools that have low acceptance rates with admission statistics and yield, also known as enrollment rate. You may want to check colleges having the highest acceptance rates in California.
Tightest California Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate (2019-2020)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1Stanford University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStanford, CA
4%55,4712,2191,77579.99%
2University of California-Los Angeles
Public, four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
11%139,48915,3446,75144.00%
3University of Southern California
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
13%71,0319,2343,78641.00%
4University of California-Berkeley
Public, four-yearsBerkeley, CA
14%112,84315,7986,79343.00%
5University of California-Irvine
Public, four-yearsIrvine, CA
29%107,95031,3066,57421.00%
6University of California-Santa Barbara
Public, four-yearsSanta Barbara, CA
29%105,64130,6364,90216.00%
7California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Public, four-yearsSan Luis Obispo, CA
33%54,57018,0084,86227.00%
8University of California-San Diego
Public, four-yearsLa Jolla, CA
34%118,38640,2517,64819.00%
9San Diego State University
Public, four-yearsSan Diego, CA
38%67,66025,7115,39921.00%
10Loyola Marymount University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
46%19,0458,7611,57718.00%