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

Rank
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University nameCountry & City
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
1 Stanford University United States
Stanford
5%
2 University of California - Berkeley United States
Berkeley
17%
3 University of California - Los Angeles United States
Los Angeles
16%
4 University of California - Irvine United States
Irvine
37%
5 University of California-San Diego United States
La Jolla
34%
6 University of Southern California United States
Los Angeles
16%
7 University of California - Davis United States
Davis
43%
8 University of California - Santa Cruz United States
Santa Cruz
51%
9 University of California - Santa Barbara United States
Santa Barbara
33%
10 California Institute of Technology United States
Pasadena
8%
11 University of California - San Francisco United States
San Francisco
12 University of California - Riverside United States
Riverside
57%
13 Santa Clara University United States
Santa Clara
54%
14 San Diego State University United States
San Diego
35%
15 Gemological Institute of America - Carlsbad United States
Carlsbad
16 San Francisco State University United States
San Francisco
70%
17 California State University - Northridge United States
Northridge
58%
18 International Technological University United States
San Jose
19 San Jose State University United States
San Jose
67%
20 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo United States
San Luis Obispo
35%
21 California State University - Long Beach United States
Long Beach
28%
22 California State University - Fullerton United States
Fullerton
46%
23 University of San Francisco United States
San Francisco
66%
24 Pepperdine University United States
Malibu
40%
25 Northcentral University United States
San Diego
26 Alhambra Medical University United States
Alhambra
27 American Film Institute Conservatory United States
Los Angeles
28 California State University - Sacramento United States
Sacramento
68%
29 Naval Postgraduate School United States
Monterey
30 University of California-System Administration Central Office United States
Oakland
31 Loyola Marymount University United States
Los Angeles
52%
32 California State University - Chico United States
Chico
68%
33 University of San Diego United States
San Diego
50%
34 Harvey Mudd College United States
Claremont
15%
35 Chapman University United States
Orange
57%
36 Claremont Graduate University United States
Claremont
37 California State University - Los Angeles United States
Los Angeles
46%
38 University of California - Merced United States
Merced
70%
39 Sonoma State University United States
Rohnert Park
82%
40 California State University - Chancellors Office United States
Long Beach
41 Humboldt State University United States
Arcata
82%
42 Loma Linda University United States
Loma Linda
43 California State University - San Bernardino United States
San Bernardino
57%
44 Pomona College United States
Claremont
8%
45 Biola University United States
La Mirada
72%
46 California State University - Fresno United States
Fresno
59%
47 Palomar College United States
San Marcos
48 National University United States
La Jolla
49 University of the Pacific United States
Stockton
65%
50 Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope United States
Duarte
5%
51 Pardee RAND Graduate School United States
Santa Monica
25%
52 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey United States
Monterey
53 Holy Names University United States
Oakland
53%
54 California State University - San Marcos United States
San Marcos
57%
55 California State University - Dominguez Hills United States
Carson
54%
56 California State University - Stanislaus United States
Turlock
77%
57 Occidental College United States
Los Angeles
42%
58 Azusa Pacific University United States
Azusa
60%
59 University of California-Hastings College of Law United States
San Francisco
60 California Institute of the Arts United States
Valencia
24%
61 California College of the Arts United States
San Francisco
64%
62 California State University - East Bay United States
Hayward
74%
63 Art Center College of Design United States
Pasadena
70%
64 Academy of Art University United States
San Francisco
65 California State University - Monterey Bay United States
Seaside
53%
66 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona United States
Pomona
55%
67 Dominican University of California United States
San Rafael
88%
68 City College of San Francisco United States
San Francisco
69 New York Film Academy United States
Burbank
70 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - San Diego United States
San Diego
71 Fuller Theological Seminary United States
Pasadena
72 Pitzer College United States
Claremont
16%
73 Cabrillo College United States
Aptos
74 Santa Monica College United States
Santa Monica
75 Claremont McKenna College United States
Claremont
10%
76 Touro University California United States
Vallejo
77 California Institute of Integral Studies United States
San Francisco
65%
78 Los Rios Community College District Office United States
Sacramento
79 Ashford University United States
San Diego
80 Otis College of Art and Design United States
Los Angeles
91%
81 University of Redlands United States
Redlands
75%
82 Mills College United States
Oakland
87%
83 Western University of Health Sciences United States
Pomona
84 California State University - Bakersfield United States
Bakersfield
61%
85 Saint Mary's College of California United States
Moraga
82%
86 California Lutheran University United States
Thousand Oaks
73%
87 Alliant International University - San Diego United States
San Diego
80%
88 Golden Gate University - San Francisco United States
San Francisco
89 California State University - Channel Islands United States
Camarillo
78%
90 Keck Graduate Institute United States
Claremont
45%
91 University of La Verne United States
La Verne
48%
92 Graduate Theological Union United States
Berkeley
93 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences United States
San Marcos
94 Whittier College United States
Whittier
74%
95 De Anza College United States
Cupertino
96 Santa Rosa Junior College United States
Santa Rosa
97 Pasadena City College United States
Pasadena
98 Santa Barbara City College United States
Santa Barbara
99 San Joaquin Delta College United States
Stockton
100 San Francisco Art Institute United States
San Francisco
75%
101 University of the People United States
Pasadena
102 FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles United States
Los Angeles
39%
103 SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary United States
El Dorado Hills
104 Scripps College United States
Claremont
33%
105 Brandman University United States
Irvine
68%
106 West Valley College United States
Saratoga
107 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles United States
Los Angeles
36%
108 Saddleback College United States
Mission Viejo
109 Foothill College United States
Los Altos Hills
110 Southern California Institute of Architecture United States
Los Angeles
85%
111 Musicians Institute United States
Hollywood
80%
112 Carrington College - Sacramento United States
Sacramento
45%
113 Westmont College United States
Santa Barbara
85%
114 Foothill-De Anza Community College District United States
Los Altos Hills
115 Point Loma Nazarene University United States
San Diego
76%
116 Fielding Graduate University United States
Santa Barbara
117 Vanguard University of Southern California United States
Costa Mesa
47%
118 California Baptist University United States
Riverside
77%
119 Concordia University - Irvine United States
Irvine
58%
120 Pacifica Graduate Institute United States
Carpinteria
121 Modesto Junior College United States
Modesto
122 Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute United States
La Jolla
123 Long Beach City College United States
Long Beach
124 San Mateo County Community College District Office United States
San Mateo
125 Mt San Antonio College United States
Walnut
126 Cerritos College United States
Norwalk
127 College of the Canyons United States
Santa Clarita
128 Thomas Jefferson School of Law United States
San Diego
129 Butte College United States
Oroville
130 Sierra College United States
Rocklin
131 La Sierra University United States
Riverside
48%
132 American Conservatory Theater United States
San Francisco
133 San Francisco Conservatory of Music United States
San Francisco
44%
134 International Sports Sciences Association United States
Carpinteria
135 Paul Mitchell the School - Sacramento United States
Sacramento
136 California Western School of Law United States
San Diego
35%
137 Southwestern Law School United States
Los Angeles
25%
138 Samuel Merritt University United States
Oakland
55%
139 Cuesta College United States
San Luis Obispo
140 Advanced Career Institute United States
Visalia
141 El Camino Community College District United States
Torrance
142 Fresno Pacific University United States
Fresno
72%
143 Diablo Valley College United States
Pleasant Hill
144 College of Marin United States
Kentfield
145 Los Angeles Community College District Office United States
Los Angeles
146 Fullerton College United States
Fullerton
147 Southern California University of Health Sciences United States
Whittier
148 John F. Kennedy University United States
Pleasant Hill
75%
149 Chaffey College United States
Rancho Cucamonga
150 Los Angeles Pierce College United States
Woodland Hills
151 Life Chiropractic College West United States
Hayward
152 Orange Coast College United States
Costa Mesa
153 Los Angeles City College United States
Los Angeles
154 Hypnosis Motivation Institute United States
Tarzana
155 Thomas Aquinas College United States
Santa Paula
72%
156 Cypress College United States
Cypress
157 Solano Community College United States
Fairfield
158 Los Angeles Trade Technical College United States
Los Angeles
159 MiraCosta College United States
Oceanside
160 College of San Mateo United States
San Mateo
161 California State University Maritime Academy United States
Vallejo
66%
162 Glendale Community College - California United States
Glendale
163 Bakersfield College United States
Bakersfield
164 American Jewish University United States
Los Angeles
83%
165 Gnomon United States
Hollywood
53%
166 The Colburn Conservatory of Music United States
Los Angeles
6%
167 Saybrook University United States
Oakland
168 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science United States
Los Angeles
90%
169 Woodbury University United States
Burbank
62%
170 Soka University of America United States
Aliso Viejo
37%
171 Pacific Union College United States
Angwin
50%
172 Notre Dame de Namur University United States
Belmont
94%
173 Palo Alto University United States
Palo Alto
174 College of the Redwoods United States
Eureka
175 Monterey Peninsula College United States
Monterey
176 Ohlone College United States
Fremont
177 Santa Ana College United States
Santa Ana
178 Trident University International United States
Cypress
68%
179 Claremont School of Theology United States
Claremont
180 Mt San Jacinto Community College District United States
San Jacinto
181 Skyline College United States
San Bruno
182 Gavilan College United States
Gilroy
183 The Master's University and Seminary United States
Santa Clarita
66%
184 Riverside City College United States
Riverside
185 Hartnell College United States
Salinas
186 Antelope Valley College United States
Lancaster
187 West Los Angeles College United States
Culver City
188 East Los Angeles College United States
Monterey Park
189 Moorpark College United States
Moorpark
190 San Diego City College United States
San Diego
191 Rio Hondo College United States
Whittier
192 San Diego Mesa College United States
San Diego
193 The Wright Institute United States
Berkeley
194 American University of Health Sciences United States
Signal Hill
100%
195 Southwestern College - California United States
Chula Vista
196 Citrus College United States
Glendora
197 Evergreen Valley College United States
San Jose
198 Fresno City College United States
Fresno
199 College of the Desert United States
Palm Desert
200 National Holistic Institute United States
Emeryville
201 Grossmont College United States
El Cajon
202 San Jose City College United States
San Jose
203 Make-up Designory United States
Burbank
204 Los Angeles Valley College United States
Valley Glen
205 California Jazz Conservatory United States
Berkeley
100%
206 Ventura College United States
Ventura
207 Peralta Community College System Office United States
Oakland
208 Victor Valley College United States
Victorville
209 Los Angeles Mission College United States
Sylmar
210 Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre United States
Blue Lake
211 William Jessup University United States
Rocklin
66%
212 Zaytuna College United States
Berkeley
22%
213 Mendocino College United States
Ukiah
214 Las Positas College United States
Livermore
215 College of the Sequoias United States
Visalia
216 Los Medanos College United States
Pittsburg
217 Shasta College United States
Redding
218 Fremont College United States
Cerritos
219 Brightwood College - San Diego United States
San Diego
220 Porterville College United States
Porterville
221 Pacific Oaks College United States
Pasadena
222 Santiago Canyon College United States
Orange
223 Mount Saint Mary's University United States
Los Angeles
81%
224 Menlo College United States
Atherton
43%
225 Cerro Coso Community College United States
Ridgecrest
226 Imperial Valley College United States
Imperial
227 Reedley College United States
Reedley
228 Crafton Hills College United States
Yucaipa
229 Golden West College United States
Huntington Beach
230 Columbia College Hollywood United States
Tarzana
50%
231 Coast Community College District Office United States
Costa Mesa
232 Sofia University United States
Palo Alto
233 College of the Siskiyous United States
Weed
234 Irvine Valley College United States
Irvine
235 Taft College United States
Taft
236 Simpson University United States
Redding
56%
237 Bethesda University United States
Anaheim
65%
238 Napa Valley College United States
Napa
239 Pacific School of Religion United States
Berkeley
240 Hope International University United States
Fullerton
28%
241 Mission College United States
Santa Clara
242 Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine United States
Los Angeles
243 San Diego Community College District-Continuing Education United States
San Diego
244 Los Angeles Harbor College United States
Wilmington
245 Southern States University United States
San Diego
100%
246 West Coast University - Orange County United States
Anaheim
97%
247 Allan Hancock College United States
Santa Maria
248 Feather River Community College District United States
Quincy
249 Merced College United States
Merced
250 Abraham Lincoln University United States
Los Angeles
251 Lake Tahoe Community College United States
South Lake Tahoe
252 San Bernardino Valley College United States
San Bernardino
253 Oxnard College United States
Oxnard
254 West Hills College - Lemoore United States
Lemoore
255 Cogswell College United States
San Jose
64%
256 American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles United States
Los Angeles
79%
257 Los Angeles Film School United States
Hollywood
258 Laguna College of Art and Design United States
Laguna Beach
33%
259 San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia United States
Visalia
260 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy - Santa Monica United States
Santa Monica
261 Chabot College United States
Hayward
262 University of the West United States
Rosemead
263 Coastline Community College United States
Fountain Valley
264 Westminster Theological Seminary in California United States
Escondido
265 Canada College United States
Redwood City
266 Cuyamaca College United States
El Cajon
267 Laney College United States
Oakland
268 Newschool of Architecture and Design United States
San Diego
99%
269 Presidio Graduate School United States
San Francisco
270 World Mission University United States
Los Angeles
271 American River College United States
Sacramento
272 Sacramento City College United States
Sacramento
273 San Diego Miramar College United States
San Diego
274 St John's Seminary United States
Camarillo
275 Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology United States
Inglewood
276 Contra Costa College United States
San Pablo
277 Antioch University - Los Angeles United States
Culver City
278 Cambridge Junior College - Yuba City United States
Yuba City
100%
279 Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine United States
Santa Monica
280 Five Branches University United States
Santa Cruz
281 Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology United States
Berkeley
95%
282 John Paul the Great Catholic University United States
Escondido
95%
283 Merritt College United States
Oakland
284 Church Divinity School of the Pacific United States
Berkeley
285 San Joaquin College of Law United States
Clovis
286 Summit College United States
Colton
287 Life Pacific College United States
San Dimas
97%
288 Contra Costa Community College District Office United States
Martinez
289 Platt College - San Diego United States
San Diego
290 Marshall B Ketchum University United States
Fullerton
55%
291 California College San Diego United States
San Marcos
292 Institute of Technology United States
Clovis
293 West Coast Ultrasound Institute United States
Beverly Hills
294 Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health United States
Los Angeles
295 Starr King School for the Ministry United States
Berkeley
296 San Francisco Theological Seminary United States
San Anselmo
297 San Diego Christian College United States
Santee
62%
298 Moreno Valley College United States
Moreno Valley
299 Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College - Berkeley United States
Berkeley
300 UEI College - Bakersfield United States
Bakersfield