Top 300 universities in California | United States: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City
1Stanford University5%Stanford
2University of California - Berkeley17%Berkeley
3University of California - Los Angeles16%Los Angeles
4University of California - Irvine37%Irvine
5University of California-San Diego34%San Diego
6University of Southern California16%Los Angeles
7University of California - Davis43%Davis
8University of California - Santa Cruz51%Santa Cruz
9University of California - Santa Barbara33%Santa Barbara
10California Institute of Technology8%Pasadena
11University of California - San FranciscoSan Francisco
12University of California - Riverside57%Riverside
13Santa Clara University54%Santa Clara
14San Diego State University35%San Diego
15Gemological Institute of America - CarlsbadCarlsbad
16San Francisco State University70%San Francisco
17California State University - Northridge58%Los Angeles
18International Technological UniversitySan Jose
19San Jose State University67%San Jose
20California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo35%San Luis Obispo
21California State University - Long Beach28%Long Beach
22California State University - Fullerton46%Fullerton
23University of San Francisco66%San Francisco
24Pepperdine University40%Malibu
25Northcentral UniversitySan Diego
26Alhambra Medical UniversityAlhambra
27American Film Institute ConservatoryLos Angeles
28California State University - Sacramento68%Sacramento
29Naval Postgraduate SchoolMonterey
30University of California-System Administration Central OfficeOakland
31Loyola Marymount University52%Los Angeles
32California State University - Chico68%Chico
33University of San Diego50%San Diego
34Harvey Mudd College15%Claremont
35Chapman University57%Orange
36Claremont Graduate UniversityClaremont
37California State University - Los Angeles46%Los Angeles
38University of California - Merced70%Merced
39Sonoma State University82%Rohnert Park
40California State University - Chancellors OfficeLong Beach
41Humboldt State University82%Arcata
42Loma Linda UniversityLoma Linda
43California State University - San Bernardino57%San Bernardino
44Pomona College8%Claremont
45Biola University72%La Mirada
46California State University - Fresno59%Fresno
47Palomar CollegeSan Marcos
48National UniversitySan Diego
49University of the Pacific65%Stockton
50Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope5%Duarte
51Pardee RAND Graduate School25%Santa Monica
52Middlebury Institute of International Studies at MontereyMonterey
53Holy Names University53%Oakland
54California State University - San Marcos57%San Marcos
55California State University - Dominguez Hills54%Carson
56California State University - Stanislaus77%Turlock
57Occidental College42%Los Angeles
58Azusa Pacific University60%Azusa
59University of California - Hastings College of LawSan Francisco
60California Institute of the Arts24%Santa Clarita
61California College of the Arts64%San Francisco
62California State University - East Bay74%Hayward
63Art Center College of Design70%Pasadena
64Academy of Art UniversitySan Francisco
65California State University - Monterey Bay53%Seaside
66California State Polytechnic University - Pomona55%Pomona
67Dominican University of California88%San Rafael
68City College of San FranciscoSan Francisco
69New York Film AcademyBurbank
70Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - San DiegoSan Diego
71Fuller Theological SeminaryPasadena
72Pitzer College16%Claremont
73Cabrillo CollegeAptos
74Santa Monica CollegeSanta Monica
75Claremont McKenna College10%Claremont
76Touro University CaliforniaVallejo
77California Institute of Integral Studies65%San Francisco
78Los Rios Community College District OfficeSacramento
79Ashford UniversitySan Diego
80Otis College of Art and Design91%Los Angeles
81University of Redlands75%Redlands
82Mills College87%Oakland
83Western University of Health SciencesPomona
84California State University - Bakersfield61%Bakersfield
85Saint Mary's College of California82%Moraga
86California Lutheran University73%Thousand Oaks
87Alliant International University - San Diego80%San Diego
88Golden Gate University - San FranciscoSan Francisco
89California State University - Channel Islands78%Camarillo
90Keck Graduate Institute45%Claremont
91University of La Verne48%La Verne
92Graduate Theological UnionBerkeley
93University of St. Augustine for Health SciencesSan Marcos
94Whittier College74%Whittier
95De Anza CollegeCupertino
96Santa Rosa Junior CollegeSanta Rosa
97Pasadena City CollegePasadena
98Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta Barbara
99San Joaquin Delta CollegeStockton
100San Francisco Art Institute75%San Francisco
101University of the PeoplePasadena
102FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles39%Los Angeles
103SUM Bible College and Theological SeminaryEl Dorado Hills
104Scripps College33%Claremont
105Brandman University68%Irvine
106West Valley CollegeSaratoga
107The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles36%Los Angeles
108Saddleback CollegeMission Viejo
109Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills
110Southern California Institute of Architecture85%Los Angeles
111Musicians Institute80%Los Angeles
112Carrington College - Sacramento45%Sacramento
113Westmont College85%Santa Barbara
114Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictLos Altos Hills
115Point Loma Nazarene University76%San Diego
116Fielding Graduate UniversitySanta Barbara
117Vanguard University of Southern California47%Costa Mesa
118California Baptist University77%Riverside
119Concordia University - Irvine58%Irvine
120Pacifica Graduate InstituteCarpinteria
121Modesto Junior CollegeModesto
122Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery InstituteSan Diego
123Long Beach City CollegeLong Beach
124San Mateo County Community College District OfficeSan Mateo
125Mt San Antonio CollegeWalnut
126Cerritos CollegeNorwalk
127College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita
128Thomas Jefferson School of LawSan Diego
129Butte CollegeOroville
130Sierra CollegeRocklin
131La Sierra University48%Riverside
132American Conservatory TheaterSan Francisco
133San Francisco Conservatory of Music44%San Francisco
134International Sports Sciences AssociationCarpinteria
135Paul Mitchell the School - SacramentoSacramento
136California Western School of Law35%San Diego
137Southwestern Law School25%Los Angeles
138Samuel Merritt University55%Oakland
139Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo
140Advanced Career InstituteVisalia
141El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance
142Fresno Pacific University72%Fresno
143Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill
144College of MarinKentfield
145Los Angeles Community College District OfficeLos Angeles
146Fullerton CollegeFullerton
147Southern California University of Health SciencesWhittier
148John F. Kennedy University75%Pleasant Hill
149Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga
150Los Angeles Pierce CollegeLos Angeles
151Life Chiropractic College WestHayward
152Los Angeles City CollegeLos Angeles
153Orange Coast CollegeCosta Mesa
154Hypnosis Motivation InstituteLos Angeles
155Thomas Aquinas College72%Santa Paula
156Cypress CollegeCypress
157Solano Community CollegeFairfield
158Los Angeles Trade Technical CollegeLos Angeles
159MiraCosta CollegeOceanside
160College of San MateoSan Mateo
161California State University Maritime Academy66%Vallejo
162Glendale Community College - CaliforniaGlendale
163Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield
164American Jewish University83%Los Angeles
165Gnomon53%Los Angeles
166The Colburn Conservatory of Music6%Los Angeles
167Saybrook UniversityOakland
168Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science90%Los Angeles
169Woodbury University62%Burbank
170Soka University of America37%Aliso Viejo
171Pacific Union College50%Angwin
172Notre Dame de Namur University94%Belmont
173Palo Alto UniversityPalo Alto
174College of the RedwoodsEureka
175Monterey Peninsula CollegeMonterey
176Ohlone CollegeFremont
177Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana
178Trident University International68%Cypress
179Claremont School of TheologyClaremont
180Mt San Jacinto Community College DistrictSan Jacinto
181Skyline CollegeSan Bruno
182Gavilan CollegeGilroy
183The Master's University and Seminary66%Santa Clarita
184Riverside City CollegeRiverside
185Hartnell CollegeSalinas
186Antelope Valley CollegeLancaster
187West Los Angeles CollegeCulver City
188East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey Park
189Moorpark CollegeMoorpark
190San Diego City CollegeSan Diego
191Rio Hondo CollegeWhittier
192San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego
193The Wright InstituteBerkeley
194American University of Health Sciences100%Signal Hill
195Southwestern College - CaliforniaChula Vista
196Citrus CollegeGlendora
197Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose
198Fresno City CollegeFresno
199College of the DesertPalm Desert
200National Holistic InstituteEmeryville
201Grossmont CollegeEl Cajon
202Make-up DesignoryBurbank
203San Jose City CollegeSan Jose
204Los Angeles Valley CollegeLos Angeles
205California Jazz Conservatory100%Berkeley
206Ventura CollegeVentura
207Peralta Community College System OfficeOakland
208Victor Valley CollegeVictorville
209Los Angeles Mission CollegeLos Angeles
210Dell'Arte International School of Physical TheatreBlue Lake
211William Jessup University66%Rocklin
212Zaytuna College22%Berkeley
213Mendocino CollegeUkiah
214Las Positas CollegeLivermore
215College of the SequoiasVisalia
216Los Medanos CollegePittsburg
217Shasta CollegeRedding
218Fremont CollegeCerritos
219Brightwood College - San DiegoSan Diego
220Porterville CollegePorterville
221Pacific Oaks CollegePasadena
222Santiago Canyon CollegeOrange
223Mount Saint Mary's University81%Los Angeles
224Menlo College43%Atherton
225Cerro Coso Community CollegeRidgecrest
226Imperial Valley CollegeImperial
227Reedley CollegeReedley
228Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa
229Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach
230Columbia College Hollywood50%Los Angeles
231Coast Community College District OfficeCosta Mesa
232Sofia UniversityPalo Alto
233College of the SiskiyousWeed
234Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine
235Taft CollegeTaft
236Simpson University56%Redding
237Bethesda University65%Anaheim
238Napa Valley CollegeNapa
239Pacific School of ReligionBerkeley
240Hope International University28%Fullerton
241Mission CollegeSanta Clara
242Yo San University of Traditional Chinese MedicineLos Angeles
243San Diego Community College District - Continuing EducationSan Diego
244Los Angeles Harbor CollegeLos Angeles
245Southern States University100%San Diego
246West Coast University - Orange County97%Anaheim
247Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria
248Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy
249Merced CollegeMerced
250Abraham Lincoln UniversityLos Angeles
251Lake Tahoe Community CollegeSouth Lake Tahoe
252San Bernardino Valley CollegeSan Bernardino
253Oxnard CollegeOxnard
254Cogswell College64%San Jose
255West Hills College - LemooreLemoore
256American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles79%Los Angeles
257Los Angeles Film SchoolLos Angeles
258Laguna College of Art and Design33%Laguna Beach
259San Joaquin Valley College - VisaliaVisalia
260Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy - Santa MonicaSanta Monica
261Chabot CollegeHayward
262University of the WestRosemead
263Coastline Community CollegeFountain Valley
264Westminster Theological Seminary in CaliforniaEscondido
265Canada CollegeRedwood City
266Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon
267Laney CollegeOakland
268Newschool of Architecture and Design99%San Diego
269Presidio Graduate SchoolSan Francisco
270World Mission UniversityLos Angeles
271American River CollegeSacramento
272Sacramento City CollegeSacramento
273San Diego Miramar CollegeSan Diego
274St John's SeminaryCamarillo
275Spartan College of Aeronautics & TechnologyInglewood
276Antioch University - Los AngelesCulver City
277Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo
278Cambridge Junior College - Yuba City100%Yuba City
279Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental MedicineSanta Monica
280Five Branches UniversitySanta Cruz
281Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology95%Berkeley
282John Paul the Great Catholic University95%Escondido
283Merritt CollegeOakland
284Church Divinity School of the PacificBerkeley
285San Joaquin College of LawClovis
286Summit CollegeColton
287Life Pacific College97%San Dimas
288Contra Costa Community College District OfficeMartinez
289Marshall B Ketchum University55%Fullerton
290Platt College - San DiegoSan Diego
291California College San DiegoSan Marcos
292Institute of TechnologyClovis
293West Coast Ultrasound InstituteBeverly Hills
294Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied HealthLos Angeles
295Starr King School for the MinistryBerkeley
296San Francisco Theological SeminarySan Anselmo
297San Diego Christian College62%Santee
298Moreno Valley CollegeMoreno Valley
299Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College - BerkeleyBerkeley
300UEI College - BakersfieldBakersfield

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