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Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rate in California for 2018

The least selective four year colleges in California are presented below. Our ranking is comprised of institutions which accept over fifty percent of student applications. Leading the least selective list is Saint Marys College of California which sent acceptance letters to 98% of the 3,773 students who applied and rejected 2%. Just because a school is less selective doesn't mean it's a lesser school academically or easy to get into. If a school receives predominantly applications from well qualified prospective students and has a large student body, it may accept a high proportion of applications. This does not mean that it's necessarily easier for lesser qualified students to get into a less selective school.

List of Highest Acceptance Rate Colleges & Universities in California
Rank College Percent Admitted Academic Difficulty
1 Saint Marys College of California
Moraga, California
3,773 Applicants
98% Hard
2 The Master's College and Seminary
Santa Clarita, California
490 Applicants
95% Avg+
3 John Paul the Great Catholic University
San Diego, California
122 Applicants
95% Hard
4 Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, California
1,017 Applicants
90% Avg+
5 King's University
Van Nuys, California
63 Applicants
90% Avg+
6 Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, California
1,710 Applicants
87% Easy
7 Columbia College Hollywood
Tarzana, California
268 Applicants
84% N/A
8 Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, California
6,084 Applicants
81% Avg+
9 Westmont College
Santa Barbara, California
2,077 Applicants
81% Hard
10 Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, California
610 Applicants
80% N/A
11 American Jewish University
Los Angeles, California
56 Applicants
80% N/A
12 Dominican University of California
San Rafael, California
2,178 Applicants
79% Avg+
13 Humboldt State University
Arcata, California
13,018 Applicants
77% Avg-
14 Mount St. Mary's College
Los Angeles, California
2,407 Applicants
77% Easy
15 Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, California
15,265 Applicants
77% Avg-
16 William Jessup University
Rocklin, California
522 Applicants
76% Avg+
17 Thomas Aquinas College
Santa Paula, California
189 Applicants
75% Very Hard
18 California State University East Bay
Hayward, California
14,775 Applicants
74% N/A
19 Coleman University
San Diego, California
87 Applicants
74% N/A
20 Shasta Bible College and Graduate School
Redding, California
11 Applicants
73% N/A



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